Daily Devotional for Thursday January 19, 2023

Guess what words on a shirt got a man thrown out of the mall! and, The economy and persecution!


(Job 36:11)

***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, give me Your strength to stand for Your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus? I love You Lord and ask for Your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN! *Salvation message from Ground Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqZ9oaqJNJg

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***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: The great twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul are experiencing major increases in crime just like most cities around the country are. Again, like most major cities Minneapolis/St. Paul are run by globalist Democrats whose “soft on crime” policies coddle criminals and leave their citizens vulnerable. Sadly, parts of Minneapolis destroyed during the Floyd riots of 2020 have never been re-built. So I found it very sad when the security officers at the world famous Mall of Americas told a shopper the shirt he was wearing was offensive and he needed to change it or leave the premises. Of course the logical question is, what was on his shirt so offensive that he was going to get kicked out of the mall. It had two words, JESUS SAVES! I had to go to 3 additional sources to verify that was exactly what the shirt said, and sure enough that was it...JESUS SAVES! I wondered if he would have been in trouble if his shirt said JESUS SUCKS, or JESUS IS A JOKE, or JESUS ISN’T REAL. My gut says probably not since mocking and blaspheming our Lord is always acceptable. With all of the property destruction, merchandise looted, people injured, cars jacked, and deaths at the hands of criminals, it seems crazy that kicking a man out of the Mall of Americas for wearing a JESUS SAVES shirt was such a priority. Now I understand in the scheme of things this may not seem like a big deal, but it is little things like this that begin the momentum towards real persecution. I prayed the other day that 10-20 churches in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area would get together, get some buses, and have 100 or more Believers go to the Mall of Americas to pray, sing some hymns, with everyone wearing JESUS SAVES shirts!!!

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***JANUARY FINANCIAL UPDATE: So far we have covered the first $10,000 of our $55,000 January ministry operations. That leaves the final $45,000 by the end of the month. OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

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"Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.' " Haggai 1:5,6

The economy continues to decline as Christians better prepare for real persecution. It is sad that you won't hear the truth about the economy on Christian TV and radio. I understand they don't want to talk about it, since they are afraid it will scare people into not giving them money. So they simply ignore the most important event happening in our nation today that is affecting most everyone's life. I have also yet to see anyone in the Christian media with the foresight to warn the people about the existing and ramped up persecution of Christians. This is not something that may happen, this is something that IS happening!

By the way, it cost the average family $7,400 last year to simply keep up with their existing lifestyle from the prior year. Of course that means they had to make roughly $10,000 extra, pay taxes on that to end up with the $7,400.

Let me give you the bottom line on the economy and some counsel. I shared with you several year ago, that God could very easily use the economy as a form of His judgment on this nation for our sins and wickedness. Over the past few years, tens of millions of people have lost their jobs or left the workforce, and many have lost millions in the markets and other investments. I remember distinctly telling you that the reason all of the economists, business executives, politicians, and pundits had no answer since they were looking for an economic answer to fix a spiritual problem.

Despite borrowing trillions of dollars, all of the government’s efforts have failed. Once again, there are no real answers on the horizon other than to keep spending money we don't have to different sectors. The financial and high tech sector have been shedding tens of thousands of jobs in recent months. A large percentage of the jobs being lost, are permanently gone! They aren't coming back!

My friend, the Godless, the secular humanists, those who have rejected Christ and the Bible, see this as their big opportunity to silence once and for all those who still hold to faith in Jesus Christ and believe the Bible is the Word of God and our only Truth. As aggressive as they have been in the past, they will be even more aggressive in the coming months and years. Add to their efforts activist judges who legislate from the bench, and you have a climate ripe for real persecution of those who take their faith into the public square.

Please understand, most churches won't be affected because they don't speak up now, and if they do, it is behind closed doors. Those who will be the targets of this persecution are those who will dare to go into the public square and declare the Truth of the Bible. They will become easy targets as they will be labeled as hate mongers, purveyors of hate speech, intolerant, radicals, extremists, and find little sympathy from the Christ-less masses for whatever they have to endure.

I love you and care about you so much. Listen to me! As for the economy, sadly most of the pain so many are feeling was on purpose, it could have been avoided. That is why it will be critical to get a nationalist back in the White House in 2024, to turn the economy around. Allowing such evil people to run the nation the past 2 years is one of the ways God is punishing this nation.

For those who love the Lord, He will watch over you. You may lose your job, but God will give you a new job. You may lose money in the markets, God will insure your needs are met. You may be struggling right now, but don't worry, God has not forsaken you and will provide. Many of you God will give great favor to and despite the economic downturn, you will flourish and prosper! You have a good job and are earning a good wage so that God can use you in a big way to help keep His work funded and moving forward.

I know the economy is a huge issue and is going to continue to be a huge issue. I pray today as God keeps you employed, keeps funds flowing through your home, and even in this downturn, gives you great favor and blessings in your finances. May He entrust in your hands resources, so that you can help employ those resources to further His work here on earth.

The enemy is well financed in their quest to lead souls to hell. We need to be well financed as we fight satan for those same souls, helping to lead them to everlasting life with their Creator in Heaven!!!

As for the coming persecution. I refuse to change or compromise, even though I realize that I have a huge bulls-eye on my back. I refuse to be intimidated or bullied and will keep pushing forward to reach even more people with God's Truth no matter what the obstacles may be. Now more than ever our work here is critical to insure God's Truth is heard in the marketplace by the lost and hurting masses.

Every day I hear of churches closing their doors, ministries having to shut down for a lack of funding. However, God is our source and I continue to walk in faith each day, knowing that the Lord can raise up new people to support our work financially, and give favor to those in the Liveprayer family who faithfully support His work here!!!

***(From and email I received yesterday) "Bill, I wanted to add this word of testimony and encouragement. I am on disability for a sometimes severe and painful chronic condition. My husband got laid off two years ago and hasn't found a job yet. I have been determined to keep up my support of Liveprayer, even though logically I didn't know how I could. I still don't know, but by God's grace, I haven't missed one month of my support of your critical work for the Lord. WHAT A BLESSING IT IS FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of a ministry that is laying up treasures in heaven!!!"

So many like this dear friend, make the sacrifice each month to help me keep our work for the Lord moving forward. Please take a moment today and pray about what sacrifice you can make to help me as we feed over 2.5 million souls worldwide each day, send personal responses to over 40,000 emails every day for prayer and counsel, do our “live” TV program 5 nights a week, and lead lost souls to faith in Jesus.

So far we have covered the first $10,000 of our $55,000 January ministry operations. That leaves the final $45,000 by the end of the month. OUR GOD IS ABLE!!!

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card at: http://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!

Know that you and your family are in my prayers each day. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support as we take our stand in these last days. The time is very short, Jesus is coming at any moment, OUR TIME IS NOW!!!

In His love and service,

Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller