Daily Devotional for Monday October 15, 2018
Satan is a LIAR and a LOSER!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord! Today I come to you, asking you to bless the dear people who we faithfully minister to each day. I ask for your protection, that you meet their every need, and bless them and their families richly. As I have each morning for 19 years now, I commit YOUR work to you this day. May your Truth in the marketplace, lives be impacted, and souls saved….FOR YOUR GLORY! My life is in your hands and I simply ask that you use me so you are glorified!!! In the name of Jesus my Lord I pray….AMEN!!!
SATAN IS A LIAR AND A LOSER!!!
A year ago, satan in his arrogance thought that after trying for 18 yrs to shut down Liveprayer he had succeeded. As I tell you often...GOD ALWAYS HAS THE FINAL WORD! A year ago we were running a financial shortfall of over $200,000. The very ability to keep Liveprayer online was being threatened daily, and we literally did “go down” numerous times last September and October for 3-4 hours at a time. Satan was laughing, but God was about to be heard from!!!
After struggling to keep operating last September, October, and November, in December God sent several people to help us take care of our shortfall from 2017, re-structure our monthly budget from $65,000 to $50,000 without sacrificing any of our basic daily ministry operations, and ENABLE us enter 2018 back on solid ground financially!!!
2018, our 19th year online has been a POWERFUL year of ministry for Liveprayer. Being able to focus most of my time on ministering to the needs of the people we reach worldwide each day, we have received, prayed for, and sent a personal response to just under 11 million emails for prayer so far during 2018. We have apx. 1 million praise reports archived from the first 9 months of 2018.
MOST IMPORTANT, WE HAVE SEEN RIGHT AT 40,000 SOULS WE KNOW OF COME TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST SO FAR THIS YEAR!!! AMEN!!! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
This has all be possible because friends like you have sacrificed your prayers and many, some of your treasure!!!
Our financial challenges have been great starting with the real estate crash in 2008 that affected so many, and made even more difficult due to many of our dear friends, who the Lord had blessed and enabled to make significant financial sacrifices for His work here at Liveprayer over the years, were called home to Glory.
Let me be clear. Any sacrifice made to the Lord’s work here at Liveprayer is significant! The $5 gift is just as critical and blessed as a $5,000 gift. That is why Jesus told His disciples the widow who gave the equivalent of a few cents was the greatest gift of all. However, anyone who has served on a church finance committee, building fund, or even local charity, understands that it takes the $10, $20, $100 gifts, as well as the few who can give $1,000, $5,000, $30,000. It takes ALL of those giving as they are able!!!
As we head into the final 79 days of 2018, we are only carrying a shortfall of $5,000 that was accumulated during the summer months which are always a challenge with many people on vacation or simply unplugging from their normal routine. Additionally, we need to take care of the first $25,000 from the first 2 weeks of our October ministry operations. So it is critical that we cover this $30,000 to stay current as we head into the final 79 days of the year.
To that end, we have totally revamped the Liveprayer.com website. It is even more user friendly with an amazing amount of unique FREE content you will never find anywhere, since it was created from our work on the front lines in the marketplace where sadly few churches and ministries go into any longer. There is a MEMBERS section that is also FREE and those who are part of the Liveprayer family need to sign-up since there will be some additional fresh ministry content for MEMBERS.
Also, we are ready to re-launch the Liveprayer TV program, however, for a FRACTION of what it used to cost the ministry while reaching tens of thousands more people, primarily non-Christians as we have always targeted. The program will be available LIVE every Monday-Friday from 11pm-Midnight ET worldwide on over 30 major streaming platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, and many more! It will also be available for On-Demand viewing at any time!!!
We are literally down to the final $3,000 (part of the $30,000) required for the technical infrastructure necessary to re-launch the TV program, and will be ready within a week of getting those funds to finalize the technical end!!!
GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH LIVEPRAYER BY A LONGSHOT!!! WE ARE STRONGER THAN EVER AND REACHNG MORE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE DAILY THAN EVER!!! PLEASE BE PRAYING ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP ME TO COVER THE $5,000 WE REQUIRE IMMEDIATELY AS WE MARCH FORWARD IN HIS POWER FOR HIS GLORY!!!
***OCTOBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we are now 15 days into October, we still need to bring in the final $5,000 of our September’s shortfall. We also require the first $25,000 of our $50,000 budget for the first 2 weeks of our October’s ministry operations. That is $30,000 we require to keep our operations current.
I am praying for ONE of our friends who God has enabled and blessed to help me cover the final $5,000 from our September shortfall TODAY, and for everyone else to pray about what the Lord is calling you to give, whether it is $10, $20, $50, $100, or more in order to cover the first $25,000 of October’s operations.
*SPECIAL YEAR-END GIFT!!! With the end of the year just 79 days away (Can you believe it?), PLEASE be praying about a special year-end gift to Liveprayer. Over these final 79 days of 2018, in addition to clearing up the final $5,000 from our September ministry operations, we require our basic monthly ministry operations budget of $50,000 for October, November, and December.
*That is $155,000 to end this year with all of our ministry operations current, with $30,000 of that required now. Please be in prayer what God is calling you to do to insure we can begin 2019 with all of our 2018 ministry operations paid in full, and don’t forget that your gift to Liveprayer is 100% tax deductible!!!
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TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card at: http://www.liveprayer.com/donate.cfm 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. I will be praying for you, praying that you will spend a few minutes giving thought to how much more you could and should be giving God. He gave His very best for you, is it too much to ask for you to give your very best to Him? Trust me, you can't out-give God.
The more you give, the more you receive. Don't hold back and don't hang on. God gave it to you so that you could use it to give to others. After all, when this life is over, the only thing any believer should want to hear is, "well done, thou good and faithful servant."
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,