Daily Devotional for Saturday October 24, 2020
The lesson of a selfless little boy!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, keep my mind free of the filth of this world. Cleanse it each day with Your Word and let my thoughts be Your thoughts. Help me this day to dwell on You and Your love as I live my life for Your glory. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Today, I read an article on how 350 “faith leaders” were supporting lifelong baby killer Joe Biden. I was very interested in reading on to see who these “faith leaders” were. For many years now I have warned you about the “religious left.” These are people who call themselves Christians, but actually OPPOSE God on issues like life, sexuality, marriage, and other issues. Instead, they focus on social issues like race, immigration, the global warming hoax, and other priorities of the globalists. These people have given rise over the last decade to the “fake church” I have warned you about. So it wasn’t a surprise these “faith leaders” would back Biden, since they also supported the anti-Christian 8 year reign of Barack Hussein Obama! Here is the only reason I am even bringing this up today. Over just the past 4 years, with the better percentage of the last 2 generations having never been to church, there has been a fast rise in the number of “fake churches” attracting people who are looking to deal with the spiritual side of their life. THIS IS WHY I KEEP IMPLORING PEOPLE TO SPEAK UP, RAIL AGAINST GUTLESS PASTORS WHO HIDE INSIDE THE FOUR WALLS OF THEIR CHURCHES!!! There are countless MILLIONS looking for real answers and real hope. It is in our silence these people are being sucked into “fake churches” as well as numerous cults and New Age philosophies!!! While the fake churches are adding numbers, true Biblical Christians are finishing their race and graduating to Glory...AND NOT BEING REPLACED BECAUSE WE DON’T DO EVANGELISM ANY LONGER!!! The numbers of the fake church are growing while the numbers of the true church are shrinking. During 2016, over 40% of evangelicals did not exercise their duty as a citizen to vote. 40%!!! It was the evangelical vote that elected George W. Bush 2 times. It was the evangelical vote that elected Donald Trump in 2016. It will be largely due to the evangelical vote this November if God allows President Trump to be re-elected. NO POLITICAL LEADER CAN OR WILL SAVE THIS NATION...THAT IS OUR JOB!!! HOWEVER, IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER FOR US TO ACCOMPLISH OUR JOB OF LEADING THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH WITH A FRIENDLY ADMINISTRATION AS OPPOSED TO ONE THAT WILL OPPOSE GOD ON EVERY SPIRITUAL ISSUE OF OUR DAY!!!
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***Action steps: 1) Pray for the nation to turn back to the Lord every morning for at least 5 min. 2) Share the Gospel every day with at least 1 person you know is no saved. 3) Every day share something Biblical with everyone you know via email. 4) Every day encourage at least ONE PERSON you know about the responsibility we have to VOTE in November. 5) GET ONE PERSON YOU KNOW TO DO ACTION STEPS 1-4!!!
The lesson of a selfless little boy. Most people know the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with the a few loaves and fishes. What I never hear when this powerful miracle is recounted, is the fact that many of the people present had food to give, but it was only that one lone boy who was willing to give Jesus all he had in order for EVERYONE to be fed.
When I think about this powerful truth, it reminds me of today. How many people are blessed with 24 hours a day, talents and gifts, financial resources, yet refuse to share them with others? It is amazing that the few who do share their time, their talent, their treasure to further the work of the Lord, how God multiplies what is given to feed the multitudes, just like he multiplied the loaves and fishes to feed the multitudes on that day!
This past August, Liveprayer was 21 yrs old. In that time, we have raised just under $8 million dollars. That has been done with the sacrifice from less than 20,000 faithful friends over these years. That is right, less than 20,000 of the TENS OF MILLIONS we have reached and impacted have ever given a dime to God's work here at Liveprayer. That is a fraction of 1%!
There are many reasons for that. First, all we have done here at Liveprayer has been done for FREE. We have never charged anyone for anything, we don't sell books, tapes resources, all we have done has been without charge since the Gospel and God's Truth is freely given. However, there is a cost involved in getting the Gospel and God's Truth out to the masses.
Second, I don't "tickle ears." I am not a motivational speaker like the gutless Joel Osteen, nor am I trying to build my own kingdom like the seeker/purpose driven/emerging church/prosperity marketeers have done. I have had more people RUN from Liveprayer than anyone can imagine because I would not back down from the difficult issues, and told people the bare Truth of what the Bible says even though many didn't want to hear it.
Lastly, well over half of the people we have reached through the Internet, on TV, radio, in print, are not Christians. We are one of the few ministries that has dared to walk into satan's living room and share the hope and love of Jesus with the lost and hurting right where they live!
What has been accomplished? Tens of millions of lives have been impacted, we have sent personal responses to over 170 million emails for prayer, broadcast over 4,000 TV programs that have been viewed by millions, sent out over 7,700 Daily Devotionals each morning since Liveprayer went online that is read by millions around the world, and most important of all, seen over 1.7 million souls we know of come to faith in Jesus Christ!
For 21 years, Liveprayer has been one of the few places people could find the unadulterated Truth of the Bible preached daily without compromise on the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview.
Despite the opportunity to generated tens of millions annually by "playing along," going on Christian TV, charging people to come to conferences or buy products, backing off the difficult issues that offend people, make decisions based on money instead of souls, joining forces with major ministry organizations which require setting aside the Absolutes of the Bible and compromise, I have listened to the voice of God and done my best to be faithful to deliver His Truth to the lost and hurting masses each day regardless the personal and financial cost!
A Devotional reader sent me an email the other day, "Pastor Keller, I have said this before that I feel one of the biggest and most important opportunities Liveprayer provides is the opportunity to set the Biblical record straight. So many people have either misinterpreted the Bible, or have in MANY cases, have been given misinformation!"
Compromising the Truth of the Bible, looking the other way when it is financially expedient, not talking about difficult issues so people won't get upset with me, are things I have and will continue to REFUSE to do, since like every person, I will die and stand before God one day. At that moment, I don't want to have to explain why I didn't obey Him. I want to hear the words all followers of Christ desire to hear, "well done thou good and faithful servant!"
I love and care about you so much. Just like in that crowd of 5,000, it was only one little boy who was willing to give up all he had to the Lord, while everyone else refused. My challenge to you today is simply this. Will you be like the little boy with your time, talent, and treasure, or the like the rest in the crowd that day and hold on to all the Lord has given you?
As we are down to the last days of October, please be in prayer with me for the operational finances we need to bring in right away. We are still $10,000 short of covering our September shortfall, and it is critical that we bring in those funds right away. I am praying for 1 person who can make a special one-time gift to cover this past due amount, and for everyone to pray about helping me with the best gift you possibly can as we still need to cover our entire October operations of $55,000.
*That is $65,000 over these next week! All I ask is that you pray and then give as the Lord purposes in your heart. Never forget that God will honor your heart as you obey His voice. Will you help me today? Will you please take a minute today, and pray, seek the Lord what He is asking you to sacrifice to help me???
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I love and care about you so much! Thank you for your love, for your prayers, and for your sacrifice. It is friends like you who stand with me that enable Liveprayer to do all it does every 24 hours for so many lost and hurting souls around the world, while bringing HIS Truth into the marketplace!
GOD HAS RAISED UP THIS WORK AND OUT OF THE 7 BILLION PEOPLE ALIVE TODAY, BROUGHT US TOGETHER AT THIS MOMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY FOR A DIVINE REASON AND PURPOSE! OUR LIVES HAVE NOT BEEN CONNECTED BY ACCIDENT OR COINCIDENCE, BUT TO STAND IN THESE PERILOUS TIMES AND LEAD THIS NATION BACK TO OUR LORD AND HIS TRUTH!!! AMEN!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,