Daily Devotional for Wednesday March 30, 2016
Our Journey Together
(John 3:16, 14:6)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, thank you for meeting my daily needs as you have promised in your Word. I look to you and your alone for my sustenance through life, and thank you for your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds you entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
For 17 years now, I have faithfully come to my office, ministered to the lost and hurting worldwide, went into the marketplace with the Gospel without fear or compromise online and secular TV, and have never wavered or sold out our Lord for money.
I have openly bared my soul to you each day for nearly 20 years. You have bore witness to my heart day after day, month after month, and year after year. In this world of ministry, I am well aware of the proven formulas to generate tens of millions annually to enrich myself, but my calling is not to Bill Keller and building my kingdom, but to my Lord Jesus Christ and HIS Kingdom!!!
I have never griped or complained about the incredible public abuse I take daily for taking a stand for Christ and His Truth in the marketplace, nor backed down when my very life is threated 10-12 times each month. I have been publicly ridiculed, shamed, scoffed at, literally spit upon literally several times, yet my faith and commitment to our Lord has never been shaken.
17 years ago, Liveprayer was a vision from the Lord. I had no idea how to fund such a vision other than pray on the first of each month for God to provide what was needed to operate HIS work during that month, and stand in faith for the Lord to bring forth those to help me.
We have always been challenged financially because this ministry has never been about money nor do I solely preach to the choir. On purpose, a high percentage of those we reach daily on the Internet and TV are non-Christians, since without Christ they will needlessly die and end up in hell for all eternity!
I HAVE WATCHED MONTH AFTER MONTH FOR 17 YEARS AS GOD HAS MOVED ON THE HEARTS OF THOSE IN THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY TO FUND HIS WORK, MANY TIMES NEEDING REAL MIRACLES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO INSURE HIS WORK HERE CONTINUED!!! GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAITHFUL!!!
I can’t claim to know the mind of God, but I am as certain as I can be we are right where we are supposed to be, doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing, as we minister to hurting lives, lead lost souls to faith in Jesus, and bring His Truth into the marketplace. We are strategically placed with the proven ministry tools to lead this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
There are major ministries who generate tens of millions each year, yet there only goal is to perpetuate their ministry year to year. They have no “end game,” no “vision” of leading a lost nation back to God. Sadly, they are like the priests in the OT who only cared about the comforts of this temporal world!
In our 17 yrs, I have never been in such a critical place as I am today. Last week we finally covered the balance of our February shortfall last week, and with just 2 days left in the month are now working on the $40,000 we require for our March internet operations and the $25,000 we require for our March TV programs.
So far, the first $10,000 of our March operations has been received, leaving us requiring $55,000 over these final 2 days!!!
*URGENT!!! $30,000 OF OUR MARCH OPERATIONS ARE CRITICALLY PAST DUE!!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO COVER THIS AMOUNT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR FOR THE FIRST TIME WE MAY FACE THE SHUTDOWN OF OUR DAILY MINISTRY OPERATIONS!!!
It is critical for us to bring in $4,300 by 2pm TODAY!!! I need another $14,400 by Thursday and $10,800 by Friday. That is $29,500 we MUST HAVE IMMEDIATLEY. For the record, I have not taken a salary for over 7 yrs now and currently need $500 for basic living expenses.
I AM KNEELING IN FAITH FOR THREE OF OUR FRIENDS WHO GOD HAS RICHLY BLESSED TO ALLOW HIM TO USE YOU AS HE HAS USED SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS, OFTEN IN THE 11TH HOUR, TO MAKE A SPECIAL ONE-TIME GIFT TODAY OF $4,300, OF $14,400, AND $10,800.
IF YOU HAVE A WELLS FARGO BRANCH CLOSEBY AND COULD GO THE EXTRA MILE BY DIRECT DEPOSITING THE FUNDS INTO OUR ACCOUNT, OR YOU CAN WIRE THEM TO OUR BANK, OR OVERNIGHT THE FUNDS VIA FEDEX, THAT WOULD HELP ME GREATLY!!! JUST EMAIL ME AT: email@example.com AND I WILL GET YOU THE INFO YOU NEED!!!
I am asking everyone else to please pray about what God is calling you to do in these coming days to support His work here at Liveprayer! Your gift, $5, $50, $500, or $5,000 is an act of obedience and worship as our blessings flow from that obedience. Thank you for standing with me today as we take our stand for the Lord in these final days!!!
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love you and care about you so much. This ministry has always been in the hands of God from day one. I am but His servant. I can only continue as those who love the Lord and are committed to HIS work will help me. I have faithfully and without compromise led His work here over these nearly 2 decades, faithfully and obediently bringing his hope and Truth to a lost and dying world each day. That has only been possible because of your love, prayers, and generous sacrifice.
TODAY, I NEED YOU TO PRAY WITH ME FOR THE LORD TO MOVE ON HEARTS. I AM STANIDNG IN FAITH FOR NOT JUST THE $30,000 WE NEED IMMEDIATELY, BUT THE FULL $55,000 BALANCE OF OUR MARCH INTERNET AND TV OBLIGATIONS BY THE END OF THE WEEK!!! OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!
Also, be praying about making a commitment to God’s work here of $500 a month each month thru the end of the year. If only 130 people make that commitment, it insures that the work of Liveprayer is fully funded through the end of the year. I can’t begin to tell you the peace I would have for one of the few times, to totally devote all of my energy to ministering to the lost and hurting. Every minute I have to worry, pray over, and work on funding the ministry to simply operate, is precious time I could be standing with people in their hour of need and leading lost souls to faith in Jesus!
The funds we require are a drop in the bucket by the world’s standards. The number of people we minister to on a daily basis via the internet and TV based on the funds we require is truly a modern day fishes and loaves miracle!!! I think of the hundreds of millions already squandered by politicians who are no longer even candidates! If the world can fund its’ lies, why can’t people of faith fund God’s Truth!!!
I need my friends now more than ever to pray for me and to go the extra mile to help me. I can give 150% every day to minister to the lives of people in their hour of need, take all of the abuse I do for bringing God’s Truth into the marketplace to see one more souls saved, but I can’t do this alone. Each day I count on your love, prayers, and sacrificial support.
I am working each week to try and finalize a syndication deal for the TV program we have had in the works for the past 6 months. That would take the pressure off of having to raise the support we need to operate each month. I hate using valuable ministry time to deal with our finances, but the fact is if I don’t we will cease to exist. I will fight daily to bring God’s Truth to the lost and hurting until the Lord calls me home and am not ashamed to ask you to help me!!!
Together, we will continue to faithfully bring the hope of Christ to the lost and hurting masses, and HIS Truth into the marketplace while saving souls!!! Together, we WILL lead this lost nation back to God and HIS Truth!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,