Daily Devotional for Friday January 5, 2018
The Great Old Hymns of the Church
(Psalms 44:5; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4)
***DO NOT MISS THE POWERFUL DAILY DEVOTIONAL THIS COMING MONDAY THE 8TH THAT CONTRASTS THE ATTACKS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION BY VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND THE MEDIA, WITH THE ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS BY VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND THE MEDIA. THIS WILL BE AN EYE-OPENING LOOK AT WHAT THE CHURCH AND CHRISTIANS FACE IN 2018!!!
AS LIVEPRAYER IS BACK TO FULL INTERNET OPERATIONS, EXPECT GOD’S RICHEST MINISTRY EACH DAY FROM LIVEPRAYER AS WE HAVE FAITHFULLY FOR THE PAST 19 YRS! AFTER 4 MONTHS OF BEING IN THE WILDERNESS, YOU WILL BE GETTING DAILY DEVOTIONALS DAILY WITH MORE SPIRITUAL INSIGHT THAN EVER TO SHOW YOU THE REAL TRUTH REGARDING THE EVENTS OF THE DAYS WE ARE LIVING IN TO EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, AND ENCOURAGE YOU IN YOUR WALK WITH THE LORD.
PRAY ABOUT SHARING THESE DAILY MESSAGES FROM THE LORD ABOUT OUR WORLD TODAY WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH, AND ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
MORE GREAT NEWS. FIRST, THE LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM WILL BE BACK IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION THIS SUMMER! SECOND, A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE IN THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY WHO PRAYED AND SACRIFICED FINANCIALLY TO HELP GOD’S WORK HERE AT LIVEPRAYER!!! DESPITE 2017 BEING THE MOST DIFFICULT YEAR FINANCIALLY IN THE 19 YEARS OF LIVEPRAYER, MUCH OF THE YEAR BEING WELL OVER $100,000 IN MONTHLY SHORTFALLS,THANKS TO THE LOVE AND GENEROUS SACRIFICES OF SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS GIVING AS THEY WERE ABLE TO GIVE AS THE BIBLE TEACHES.
WE ENDED 2017 JUST $50,000 SHORT OF COVERING 100% OF OUR MONTHLY OPERATIONAL COSTS! IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THIS NEW YEAR, THAT AMOUNT IS NOW DOWN TO JUST $30,000!!! I AM PRAYING WE CAN CLEAR UP THIS SMALL BALANCE TO CLOSE OUT 2017 SO WE CAN BEGIN WORKING ON THE $65,000 WE REQUIRE FOR OUR JANUARY INTERNET AND TV OPERATIONS. GOD IS GREAT!!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Father, I thank you for this day. I know that today was not promised to me, but it is a gift from You. Dear God, You know the pain I have today from what has happened in my life. I am tired of carrying this pain with me day after day. It is robbing me of my joy, of my peace, of knowing the abundance that this life can offer. I trust Your Word today that tells me that I can give this burden to You, that You will take it from me. I trust Your Word today that tells me to cast my cares on You, because You care for me. In the name of Jesus, I give You the pain of my past today. In the name of Jesus, I surrender it to You. Take it from me, and fill me right now with Your joy, with Your peace, and let me live from this day forward in FREEDOM FROM MY PAST! In Jesus name I pray...AMEN!!!
One of the reasons that I love the old hymns of the church is because these incredibly gifted servants of God who wrote the classic hymns of our faith were, not only gifted in the area of music, but they intimately KNEW God, KNEW God's Word, and were theologically 100% right on point in the message that they shared through their music. One of the great hymns of our faith is "Victory In Jesus". My friend, I am here to tell you today, that no matter what battles that you may be fighting in your life today, no matter what obstacles that might be before you, no matter what struggles you may be dealing with . . . there is VICTORY IN JESUS!!!
You see, the trials and tribulations of this life are only temporary. The victory is not in winning every little skirmish that we encounter on our journey here, but in knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The VICTORY comes when our eternal destination is secured through our faith in Christ. After that, we can NEVER be defeated no matter what the situation, no matter what the world may say, no matter what happens to us. This life, this brief journey is fraught with problems, things to discourage us, daily set-backs. But it is our faith in Christ, who already GUARANTEED us that we would be eternally with Him, insures us no matter what the problems that we face today may be, we will live in ultimate victory because those problems will one day be gone and no longer part of our existence!
One of my goals each day as I share the hope and love of Christ with you, in the context of the real issues we all face in our daily journey, is to help you keep the big picture in focus. The small picture is the trials and tribulations in your life today. The big picture is the fact that when this brief journey here on earth is over, we will be eternally with Christ. We will eternally be with God our Creator. The trials and tribulations of this life will no longer exist. So my word for you today is to press forward, and to walk in the victory that you already have.
There is nothing, NO THING that you are facing today that you cannot claim victory over. If it is your finances, claim VICTORY over your finances today! If it is a marriage problem, claim VICTORY over your marriage today! If it is a health issue, claim VICTORY over your healing today. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT PROBLEM THAT YOU ARE FACING TODAY . . . CLAIM 100% VICTORY OVER THAT PROBLEM TODAY!!! Jesus Christ went to a cross 2000 years ago and WON that victory for you! You are not defeated, you are victorious!!! You are not a loser, you are a winner if your faith is in Jesus Christ! WALK IN YOUR VICTORY TODAY!!!
I love you and care about you so much. Each day we get in over 40,000 prayer requests that my ministry team faithfully answers in a personal way. I personally answer about 100 requests each and every day to keep my finger on the pulse of what people face in their lives each day.
We have a special time of prayer at Liveprayer each day and we pray over every need that you send. I personally spend time each day in prayer for YOUR needs. I want you to understand today, that if you have accepted Jesus into your life by faith, no matter what your circumstances may be, YOU ARE WALKING TODAY IN VICTORY!!!!
"Man does not dictate your victory, your faith in Christ does!" He already went to the cross and died so YOU, this day, could have victory over whatever problems that you are facing in your life.
As you go through your day, keep this word in your heart There is VICTORY IN JESUS! Despite what your circumstances may be this day, WALK IN THAT VICTORY, LIVE THAT VICTORY!!! Christ died so that you could enjoy complete victory in your life, regardless what this world may throw your way. Repeat these powerful words. There is VICTORY IN JESUS! THERE IS VICTORY IN JESUS! THERE IS VICTORY IN JESUS! Know that I am praying for you today.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller