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DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2004
(Psalms 16:11, 126:5, Isaiah 12:3, Romans 14:17, John 16:33)


Don't let anyone or anything steal your JOY! I realize that as many of you
wake up and read this message today, you have allowed people or the
circumstances in your life to steal your joy. DON'T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING
STEAL YOUR JOY!!! If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you
have the assurance that when this brief journey here is over you will be
forever with the Lord. That fact alone is the reason you should always have
joy.

Do you know how many people are waking up this morning who will die and
spend eternity in hell because they have rejected Jesus Christ? Many of
those people have been deceived into following a false religion, many have
simply chosen to live their lives acting like God doesn't exist, and sadly,
many simply don't care. Let me assure you that no matter how deeply someone
believes in a false religion, how great the material possessions a person
may have, without knowing Jesus Christ by faith there can be no real joy in
this life.

People choose to live every day without Christ and deal with the trials and
tribulations of life on their own. Deep down they know something is
missing. Deep down they know there has to be more to this life. No matter
how wonderful your family may be, no matter how much wealth you can amass,
no matter how successful you may become, the fact is living your life
without Christ leaves you empty and void of true joy.

This is a simple yet very profound message for you today. Don't let anyone
or anyhting steal your joy. No matter how much someone you care about may
hurt you, you can still have joy. No matter what someone you work with or
go to school with does to you, you can still have joy. If you are fighting
a health battle today, you can still have joy. If you are hurting
financially, you can still have joy. If your marriage is in trouble, you
can still have joy. If you need a job, you can still have joy. If you are
battling an addiction, you can still have joy. DON'T LET ANY PERSON OR ANY
CIRCUMSTANCE STEAL YOUR JOY!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize many of you are dealing
with serious issues with people in your life today. I am fully aware that
many of you are fighting great battles in your life today. The message that
I want you to hear loud and clear is that no person or no circumstance can
take away your joy. That joy comes from the promise Jesus gave His
disciples and us just a few hours before His death. He said that in this
world we would have trials and tribulations, but to be of good cheer, for HE
HAS OVERCOME THIS WORLD.

That my friend is where our joy comes from. From that precious promise that
no matter who or what may be going on in our life, because we know Jesus
Christ by faith, we not only have the assurance of eternity with Him, but
the promise of His strength,, His peace, and HIS JOY during this brief
journey! Because you know Jesus, you have the Holy Spirit that supplies you
with God's power. Because your know Jesus, you have the peace that passes
all human understanding. Because you know Jesus, you have unspeakable JOY!

I will be praying for you today. As a child of God, a follower of Jesus
Christ, that joy is yours always. It is like if someone gives you a car and
adds on a top of the line stereo system. If you don't play that stereo
system it is YOUR FAULT. If you don't have the joy of the Lord in your life
today, it is YOUR FAULT. For those who know Jesus Christ as their Lord and
Savior you should always have joy in your life. Don't ever let anyone or
anything steal your joy!!!


In his love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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***A special Word to husbands and wives. If you are married, you BETTER
read this. Every word! If you are not married, you STILL better read it
because one day you most likely will be.

I have a question for you men. When was the last time that you told your
wife how beautiful she looked? When was the last time that you told your
wife that she was the most special person in the world? If your answer is
anything but TODAY, you better stop whatever you are doing and tell
her...right now! Do you remember when you were dating, and how you couldn't
wait to be with her? Do you remember how NOTHING in the world mattered but
her? Do you remember that you would do ANYTHING for her? Do you still feel
that way?

If the answer is no, you need to get on your knees and pray for God to
restore those feelings. Just because you are now married, you should feel
the same way and even MORE. After all, this is the woman that God gave you
to share your life with! She isn't like that putter you used to like, but
now is somewhere in the garage...forgotten. You made a vow before your wife
and before God to love her, and to care for her, and to nurture her, until
death do you part. How can you take the most special person in your life,
the one that God gave you, for granted?

Let me give you some advice. You better get on the phone and send your wife
some flowers. Why? For no other reason but to let her know that you love
her and care about her. You better quit ignoring her and her needs. You
better start taking the same amount of time with your wife that you do with
the other things that occupy your time. Women need to be reminded that they
are beautiful. They need to be reminded that you care for them.

While saying it is necessary, you better prove it with your actions. You
are so wrapped up in your career, in your life, in the things that you are
interested in, you are neglecting your wife. You better start making TIME
for your wife. Make the effort to spend TIME with her, and TALK to her.

Ok women, it is your turn. When was the last time that you told your
husband how handsome he was? When was the last time you told your husband
that he was the most special person in the world? If your answer is
anything but TODAY, you better stop whatever you are doing and tell
him...right now! Do you remember when you were dating, how you couldn't
wait to be with him? Do you remember how NOTHING in the world mattered but
him? Do you remember that you would do ANYTHING for him? Do you still feel
that way?

If the answer is no, you need to get on your knees and pray for God to
restore those feelings. Just because you are now married, you should feel
the same way and even MORE. After all, this is the man that God gave you to
share your life with! He isn't like that food processor you used to like,
but now is stored away in the cabinet...forgotten. You made a vow before
your husband and before God to love him, and to care for him, and to nurture
him until death do you part. How can you take the most special person in
your life, the one that God gave you, for granted?

Let me give you some advice. You better stop by the mall and buy your
husband a special gift. Why? For no other reason but to let him know that
you love him and care about him. You better quit ignoring him and his
needs. You better start taking the same amount of time with your husband
that you do with the others things that occupy your time. Men need to be
reminded that they are appreciated. They need to be reminded that you care
for them.

While saying it is necessary, you better prove it with your actions. You
are so wrapped up in your job, in the home, in the kids, in the things that
you are interested in, you are neglecting your husband. You better start
making TIME for your husband. Make the effort to spend TIME with him, and
TALK to him.

I love you and care about you so much. Satan has done such a masterful job
of destroying the beauty and perfection of God's institution of marriage.
He does it in so many deceitful ways. I get thousands and thousands of
emails daily from husbands and wives whose marriages are in trouble. It
breaks my heart. I personally counsel couples all of the time in this area.
Making two lives become one is probably one of the most difficult things
there is in life. It is always magical at first, but maintaining that magic
is not easy. Making it last over time is the goal.

That ONLY happens when Christ is the head of each one of your lives
individually, and the center of your marriage. The greatest relationship
that you will have in this life is with the Lord. After that, it is with
your spouse. Just like you must take time to develop that close, intimate
walk with Christ, you must also take the time and put forth the effort in
your relationship with your spouse.

I will be praying for all of you today that are married. There are two key
elements in a successful marriage. TIME AND TALK. You MUST take time to be
together each day, and you MUST talk to each other. Never forget, God gave
you this special person for the rest of your life. Take every second that
you can to be with that person. Life is short enough, and when it is over,
it is over. Don't waste one second that you can be together. Talk to each
other. Communication is critical.

Libraries are full of books on this issue, so let me close today with this
simple word of encouragement. Take time today to make your husband or wife
feel special. Let them know how much you care for them, and are thankful
for them. MAKE THE TIME. Men, you better make sure every day that your
wife knows how much you love her. Women, you better make sure every day
that your husband knows that he is the most important person in the world to
you. DON'T TAKE EACH OTHER FOR GRANTED! If you love each other as God
calls you to in today's passage of Scripture, your relationship with your
spouse can be the most incredible thing in your life outside of your
relationship with the Lord.


In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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<< know who is not married. This Devotional could save them from a lifetime of
pain and misery!>>>

A warning to those who are not married!!!! My heart has been breaking this
morning. Out of my brokenness, I write these words this morning, praying as
I write, that they may find their way into the hearts and lives of those out
there who are not married, that they will read these words and live by them.
I may ramble a bit today, and may get off on a few tangents, but I am so
consumed with concern, especially for our young adults.

Let me say this to start. Relationships between a man and woman are NOT a
game! It is serious, life-changing business. I get flooded with emails
every time I mention about young adults waiting until after high school to
date. They pour in from young men and women, 13, 14, 15, 16 years old who
tell me that I don't know what I am talking about.
They are in "love." You are playing a game that you have NO BUSINESS
playing, a game that could very easily change your very life before you have
even had a chance to start living it!!!

Getting involved in a relationship unlocks our emotions. It sets off things
inside of us that have incredible power over us to the extent we don't act
or think rationally. We become consumed. Mature, experienced people in
their 20's, 30's, 40' and 50's often destroy their very lives by letting
these emotions rule them. What chance then, does an inexperienced teen
have? None! The results of these teen romances range from hurt feelings,
all the way to death, and everything in between.

I get emails daily from young adults who have diseases they will carry with
them the rest of their life, have had children that obviously dramatically
altered their life, as well as those who made the unfortunate choice to have
an abortion and are now dealing with the consequences of that choice. I get
emails daily from young men and women who have broken up and are
contemplating suicide, can't eat or sleep, or simply have no desire to do
anything.

The fact is, God gave you free will to make choices. Let me simply tell
you, to choose to enter into a serious boyfriend/girlfriend relationship
until you are out of high school is a BAD CHOICE and can dramatically change
your life forever. ***By the way, there is nothing magic about being out of
High School. It is simply one major "life hurdle" out of the way that is
part of the foundation of your life. There is PLENTY of
time after High School to start dating.

Even though this is not even a debatable issue, because it is such a problem
let me quickly address it. There is absolutely NO situation when sex
outside of marriage is acceptable to God. NONE. ZERO. There is a Biblical
word fornication. It literally means any sex outside of marriage and is a
sin. I get emails all the time asking how far can you go? Jesus said if
you lust in your heart you have already committed adultery. If you have to
ask how far you can go, you are already too far. Once you allow lust into
your heart, God says you have already sinned. Let that be your standard to
judge by since it is impossible to engage in ANY act that wasn't already
birthed in your heart. The physical act is simply the manifestation of the
sin already committed in your heart.

Having said that, let me talk to you about the two most important elements
of a relationship should you be thinking of marriage. The first is God's
warning found in 2 Corinthians 6:14 to NOT BE UNEQUALLY YOKED.
I have done entire Devotionals on this issue. It is a warning from God to
protect you. Choosing to ignore this warning is no different than deciding
to run a stop sign. You are asking for serious problems. I can not even
begin
to tell you how many emails I get daily from men and women who
ignored this warning and are now dealing with the consequences.
Consequences by the way that have literally changed their life.

The second is the foundation on which you build your relationship on. If
you do not have a spiritual foundation to your relationship, how can you
expect your marriage to survive the storms that come in every relationship?
It is exactly like the story Jesus told at the end of Matthew chapter 7.
The marriage built on a spiritual foundation is like the house built on a
rock. The marriage built on any other foundation is like the house built on
the sand. My friend, again let me reiterate. God gave everyone free will
to make choices. You can do what you want with your life. My only purpose
today is to help you make wise, informed choices about things that will
affect the outcome of your life.

I love you and care about you so much. I can't even begin to tell you how
my heart is broken today, reading email after email of how people's lives
have been decimated by broken marriages. The fact is, so much of the
heartache, pain, and tragedy many have lived through could have been
avoided if they had simply listened to God. When you are having
relationships without even understanding what is going on in the world, when
you are engaging in sex outside of marriage, when you get married to someone
who is not even a believer, when the foundation of your marriage is built on
looks, sex, money, or anything other than the Lord....you are simply NEVER
going to know the peace, joy, and abundance that this life can offer. .

Is it than a guarantee that if you wait until after high school to start
dating, find a spouse who is saved and living for the Lord, build a
spiritual foundation together, that your marriage will not end in divorce?
No! Sin can creep into people's lives and satan loves nothing more than to
destroy a marriage. But I can promise you that the odds of you making it
are 1,000 times better.

I deeply apologize for the unusual harsh tone of today's Devotional. But
anyone reading these words that is not married, no matter how old you are,
doesn't need these issues sugar coated. Your life is at stake. I guarantee
you many of the people who email me daily would tell you if they could, to
not jump in so quick, listen to God. Not listening can ruin your life. I
know the high price of rebellion in this area. I left my mother's house
mid-way through college, moved in with my girlfriend, and justified it all
by saying, "well, we are going to get married". We did after 9 months, and
2 years later we were divorced! These types of mistakes follow you the
rest of your life.

The other problem is, so many of God's children end up battling with the
domestic issues, they are of little service to the Lord. Never forget, that
is our purpose in this life, to serve and glorify Him with our lives. The
enemy gets us so distracted handling the consequences of our rebellion, that
we have little time or energy left to serve Him.

Please read, and re-read these words today. Commit them to your heart. I
realize how strong emotions can be, and how they can cloud your judgment.
That is why the more focused you are on what God's plan is, the less chance
you will have of compromising and getting into trouble. The bottom line to
these words today is this. Do it your way, and it never works out. You
will never totally know the peace, joy and abundance this life can offer.
Do it God's way, and it works. Life is NOT something to dread, but
something to embrace and enjoy. The choice of what type of life you will
have is yours. I will be praying as you choose God's way and know the great
blessings this life can offer.


In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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(1 Corinthians 9:24, Galatians 5:7, Philippians 3:14, 2 Timothy 4:7,8)




Competing for Christ. This is a special time of year for baseball fans as
the playoffs have started to determine who will play in the World Series.
For the 2 1/2 - 3 hours these critical games last, the players are
competing, using their God-given talents and abilities to try and help their
team win. We are now in the heart of football season. Each week in high
school, college, and professional stadiums around the nation, men are
competing for four quarters while their fans cheer them on. As I was
watching a few baseball and football games this past weekend, I began
thinking about another sports fan, Paul.

Paul made several analogies between the Christian life and sports in his
writings. Most had to do with the training an athlete undergoes in
preparing to compete. This weekend I saw another analogy that I am sure
Paul did as well. During the course of the game, these athletes are
competing, using every bit of their talents and abilities to do the best
they can. As the game goes on, some step up and perform heroically helping
their team to win. IF AN ATHLETE CAN USE ALL OF HIS TALENTS AND ABILITIES
TO WIN A GAME, HOW MUCH MORE SHOULD A CHILD OF GOD USE THEIR TALENTS AND
ABILITIES TO SERVE OUR LORD?

Let me challenge you today my friend. If an athlete can go out and train,
practice for endless hours perfecting their skills, go out on the day of a
game and give everything they have to win a game that in light of eternity
is meaningless, the child of God should train harder, practice harder, and
never give less than everything we have since those people we reach for
Christ can escape everlasting separation from God and enjoy eternity with
Him. The performance of an athlete during a game may determine who wins and
loses that game, but the performance of those who serve the Lord can
determine if a person spends eternity with the Lord or is forever separated
from Him. While what that athlete does may be important for that moment,
what the servant of God does is important for eternity!!!

I want you to understand today that what you do for the Lord has eternal
significance. The way you live your life each day, sharing your faith in
Christ with others, allowing God to work through you to bless someone else
is greater than hitting a home run in the World Series or throwing a
touchdown pass in the Super Bowl. Even though star athletes get paid
millions of dollars for what they do on the field, the child of God is paid
in things more precious than silver and gold for what they do for the Lord.
You can't put a price on the peace and joy only God can give you. You can't
put a price on God's blessings. God's rewards for those who are faithful in
serving Him are greater than all the riches of this world.

I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you today to
NEVER forget how important what you do for Christ each day really is. You
may not be performing on prime time television, or be on the cover of Sports
Illustrated, but nothing any athlete does in their sport can compare to what
you do when you are serving the Lord. They are providing entertainment to
those who they reach, you are providing the words of LIFE to those who you
reach. Even though man looks at the athlete as a hero, God looks at those
who serve Him as a hero.

The next time you are watching a sporting event, enjoy the special talents
of those who are playing the game. But never forget God has given you
special talents too. He has given every one of His children gifts and
talents to serve Him with. Exercise your gifts and use your talents to
share the hope and love of Christ with the lost and hurting in your life.
There may not be a stadium full of people cheering as you faithfully serve
our Lord, but there is an angelic host rooting you on and Jesus on His
throne waiting to welcome you into Glory when your race is finished!


In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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MAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT to spend time with those that you love.
One of the greatest tragedies in this life is the time that we DON'T spend
with
those we love the most, those that God has given us to share this journey
with.
***I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TODAY. MAKE THE TIME, MAKE THE EFFORT TO TAKE
ONE DAY, AND SPEND IT WITH THOSE THAT YOU LOVE!!! The fact is, you HAVE the
time. As the Nike commercial says, JUST
DO IT!

It may be a day alone with your wife or husband. It may be a day with your
children. It may be time with your father and/or mother. It may be a day
with a grandparent, or an aunt, or an uncle. It may be a day with a close
friend. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT GOD GIVES US PEOPLE TO INTIMATELY SHARE
THIS BRIEF JOURNEY OF LIFE WITH. SADLY,
THESE ARE OFTEN THE PEOPLE THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED THE MOST!!!

One thing I can guarantee you. EVERY person one day will die. Only God
knows when that day is. When a person dies, they are not coming back, so we
must NEVER neglect this brief time that we have together. IT IS A GIFT FROM
GOD!!!

Listen, I understand the day to day reality of life. Work, deadlines,
responsibilities, commitments. I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THAT. But let me ask
you a question. If you get sick today, maybe serious enough that you have
to go to the hospital for a day or two, what will happen? When you get out,
get better, you catch up and keep moving forward at work, at school, in the
various responsibilities and commitments that you have in your life.

Last year, I remember one VERY busy day. It was tightly scheduled as most
every day is for me. But as I was driving back from a meeting, someone
driving carelessly rear-ended my car. Thankfully, nobody was injured, but
the entire process took close to 3 hours before I could get back to my
office and resume my day. THE POINT IS, WE HAVE THE TIME IF WE
WANT TO MAKE THE TIME!!!!

Here is what I am advising you to do. TAKE ONE FULL DAY. FORGET
WORK, FORGET SCHOOL, FORGET WHATEVER YOU WOULD NORMALLY DO THAT DAY AND
SPEND IT WITH SOMEONE THAT YOU CARE
DEEPLY ABOUT. Go take a drive somewhere, do something you both want
to do, goof off, LEAVE THE CELL PHONE AND THE PAGER HOME!!!!!
Take one day and simply spend it with someone that you love. It won't
destroy
your career, it won't destroy your schooling, it won't make you
irresponsible.

This life is very short. We only have a limited number of days to live.
God gives us a few people that we love and are close to, to share this
journey with. It is critical that we pick our spots and spend time with
them. Trust me, one day they will be gone and you will wish they were
here!!! So enjoy those people that God gives us to walk through this life
with while we can!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I have preached too many funerals, I
have been in too many hospital rooms over the last 14 years when people were
wishing that they had more time to spend with those they love. WE TAKE TIME
FOR GRANTED. WE TAKE THE PEOPLE WE ARE CLOSEST TO IN
THIS LIFE FOR GRANTED. This is a chance for YOU to be in control, for
YOU to take some of the precious time God has given you, to enjoy those that
He has given you to share this life with.

I will be praying for you today. I pray that these words do not fall on
deaf ears, or go unheeded. Life always has emergencies that make us change
our normal daily schedule. SPENDING ONE DAY WITH SOMEONE THAT
YOU LOVE WHO WILL BE GONE ONE DAY IS AN EMERGENCY!!!
Don't take them, or the time God gives you for granted. When they are gone,
it will be too late. So do it NOW!!!

We can say "I love you" very easy. However it takes time and effort to SHOW
someone that you love them. TAKE THE TIME, MAKE THE EFFORT TODAY....THERE
MAY NOT BE A TOMORROW!!!


In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 2004
(Revelation 13:16,17)




***LAST WEEK, the FDA approved a microchip (verichip) that will be implanted
in humans. Back in March of this year, I wrote the Devotional below and
remember the incredible number of emails that I received telling me I was
crazy. Just like the emails I have received over the years telling me I was
crazy for telling people marriage between homosexuals would soon be legal
and the Bible would eventually be deemed hate speech. This Devotional is
meant to be an encouragement and challenge to you that we ARE living in the
last days, that Jesus is returning sooner than we think, and we have a
wonderful opportunity to be part of bringing in that last great harvest of
souls before the world as we know it ceases to exist. Time is short my
friend, it is time to get serious about telling this lost world about Jesus
while we still have time.


MONDEX, is this the "mark" spoken of in Revelation? Over the past 62
months, I have written many times on the fact that we are in the "last days"
according to the Bible. All you have to do is read the words of Jesus in
Matthew Chapter 24, the words of Paul in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, and the words
of Peter in 2 Peter Chapter 3, to see that what they describe as the
conditions in the "last days" clearly exist today. Of course no man knows
the exact date or time Christ will return, only God knows that, but based on
the signs the Bible says will mark the "last days," it is clear His return
is imminent.

That is why what I am about to share with you should not be a surprise. We
are living in a time when we will see many of the prophetic events the Bible
speaks of unfold right before our very eyes. MONDEX (the word is a
combination of the word MONETARY=money and DEXTER=belonging to the right
hand) is a company that is providing a cashless system through microchip
technology to over 20 major nations at this very moment. The system is
based on SMART CARD technology which employs a microchip concealed in a
plastic card that stores electronic cash, identification, and other
information. 51% of MONDEX is owned by MasterCard.

The microchips for the SMART CARD are made by Motorola. They can produce 1
billion microchips per year and have been in production for over a year now.
However, MONDEX has already determined that the SMART CARD has problems such
as theft and fraud. The only solution is a biochip that can be implanted in
humans.
Motorola has developed several human implantable biochips. These biochips
are the size of a grain of rice and measure 7 mm long and .075 mm wide.
They contain a transponder (a system of storage for reading information in
microchips) and a rechargeable lithium battery that is charged by a
thermocouple circuit that produces voltage from the fluctuations in body
temperature.

Motorola spent over 1.5 million to determine the best place to insert this
chip in the human body and came up with only two suitable places, the
forehead just under the hairline, and the back of the hand, specifically the
right hand. Why is this important? Revelation 13:16 says, "He also forced
everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark
on his right hand or on his forehead."

These biochips are already being used by the wealthy as a tool to prevent
kidnapping. They are also currently being used in animals to both identify
pets
and keep track of livestock on farms. Humans will use it primarily for cash
and
identification, but also for storing medical information and other data.
You can see how they could come into play in the last days according to
Revelation 13:17, "so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark,
which is the name of the beast or the number of his name."

What I am sharing with you today is not meant to scare you or to make you
live your life in fear. Quite the opposite. This world as we know it is
actually winding down exactly as God said it would. Nothing that is going
on today should really be a surprise, after all, God already told us what
the last days would be like. He also told us what He expects from us during
these last days. God is looking for us to be busy, working hard while we
still have some light left since the darkness is fast approaching. We are
expected to be found faithfully serving our Lord when He returns.

I love you and care about you so much. I am grateful to God to be living in
such exciting times as these. We have the privilege of seeing God's Word
come alive each and every day as the moment of Christ's return gets closer
and closer. I am not going to get into a debate on the order of end time
events, but the most commonly held view of those events has Christ retuning
for His church PRIOR to the time the anti-Christ will be in power. I share
that with you so that you can take comfort that even though the technology
may exist that will be used during that time, most believe those who
currently know Christ as their Savior will not be on the earth during the
reign of the anti-Christ.

I am praying today that you catch a glimpse of how close to the end of time
we are, that the return of our Lord is imminent, it can literally happen at
any moment. While we all have our own trials to contend with, we must stay
focused on the fact that our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify
God with our lives. He has allowed us to live during the final events of
human history. There is one last great harvest to be brought in before this
world as we know it is brought to an end. NOW IS THE TIME FOR THOSE WHO
KNOW CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT SERVING HIM.

The Bible tells us we are living in the "last days," that the events in our
world each day are pushing us closer to the final chapter of human history,
and at any moment we will hear the trump blow and our Lord will return!!!


In His love and service,
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Praying to God, but which god? Forty years ago, there would have been no
need to even write a Devotional like this. Not only does the need exist for
me to have to address this issue today, but it is a message that the world
AND the church needs to hear. You see my friend, there is only ONE GOD, and
that is the God of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When
we pray, there is only ONE GOD that we pray to, the God of the Bible. All
other gods are false gods. Praying to a false god is as productive as
praying to a tree, your refrigerator, or a toilet. There is only ONE GOD
that hears and answers our prayers, and that is the God who created the
heavens and earth, the God who created you and me, the God of the Bible.

It is critical that when we are talking with someone and use the name "God,"
we call Him the "God of the Bible." That way, there will not be any
confusion to those we are talking to, who you are talking about. Because we
are a nation where people are free to worship whatever god they want and
with the influx in the past 100 years of people from every corner of the
globe who have brought with them their false gods, not to mention the
aggressive marketing and recruiting campaigns by every cult known to the
world, simply saying "God" is not good enough. That is why you need to
start making it a practice in your day to day conversation to call God, the
God of the Bible.

I am aware of the various names that the Bible calls God by, but there are
many false religions in the world that use all of the various names we have
for God. There is no way to say "God" and be 100% positive everyone
understands which god you are speaking about unless you call Him the GOD OF
THE BIBLE. Also, when you hear someone use the name God, DO NOT just assume
they are talking about the God of the Bible!

Let me make this perfectly clear. Allah is NOT God! Buddha is NOT God!
The god of the Mormon cult is NOT God! The god of the Jehovah's Witness
cult is NOT God! The god of the Kabbalh cult is NOT God! The god of the
Hindu is NOT God! The god of Scientology is NOT God! The god of the
Christian Science cult is NOT God! All of the gods of the false religions
of the world are NOT God! My friend, there is but ONE GOD, He is the GOD OF
THE BIBLE!

I want to expose for you right now one of the politically correct traps that
many Christians have fallen into, and it needs to stop now. It is a subtle
trap of satan that they have fallen into so they don't offend anyone. I
think it is comical that satan has no problem offending Christians every
moment of every day, yet we are supposed to be sensitive to people's
"feelings." Let me tell you right now, if you are REALLY sensitive to
people's feelings, you will tell them the truth of God's Word so that they
don't perish for eternity.

Many high profile Christians that talk to large audiences of Christians and
non-Christians, those in the public arena, will use the name of God. I have
no doubt they are speaking of the God of the Bible. I have no doubt that
their Christian listeners understand they are referring to the God of the
Bible. But I also have no doubt that those non-Christians hear the name God
and believe it to be whatever false god thy may believe in. I can guarantee
you when a Muslim hears the name "God," he is thinking of allah. Allah is
no more the God of the Bible than Mickey Mouse is. They are both fictional
characters! I can guarantee you that when a Mormon hears the name "God," he
is thinking of the god of Mormon theology. The god of the Mormon cult is no
more the God of the Bible than Jesus and Lucifer are brothers as that cult
believes!

This is serious my friend.. During the time of prayer and fasting for the
upcoming elections, there is only ONE GOD that we will be praying
to, and that is the God of the Bible since He is the one we have turned our
back on and sinned against. Each May, this nation observes the
National Day of Prayer. I am calling on all of those associated with any
National Day of Prayer events to use the term "God of the Bible" when they
refer to God. I realize that they are afraid of offending those who believe
in the false gods of the world, but what is the use of having a national day
of prayer to pray to a false god that doesn't exist? I am challenging all
of those involved to not worry about what people will say, but boldly
proclaim God to be the God of the Bible, since He and He alone is God!

I love you and care about you so much. I realize that while we have been
sleeping and not paying attention, we now have laws that take the God of the
Bible out of the public discourse. They have taken God out of the schools,
removed Him from all public buildings, are trying to take His name out of
the Pledge, working on removing Him from our money, and will continue to do
everything they can to eliminate God. Now more than ever, those who know
the God of the Bible must do everything we can to insure that HIS name is
clearly identified and boldly proclaimed to this lost world since He is the
only hope we have.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that when you say the name God,
you identify Him as the God of the Bible so that those who hear you will
have no doubt who you are talking about. In this lost and hurting world
there are many false gods, but there is only ONE TRUE GOD. That is the God
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God who created the heavens and the earth.
When we pray, there is only ONE GOD to pray to who hears and answers our
prayers, that is the God of the Bible!!!


In His love and service,
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DAILY DEVOTIONAL SATURDAY OCTOBER 23, 2004
(Deuteronomy 28:7)

***A CALL TO PRAYER! In 2000, Liveprayer mobilized over 1.5 million people
to pray for the elections and that God would allow to rise to power men and
women who would follow His heart. Over 3 million prayed and fasted 40 days
for our nation and its leaders earlier this year. I am calling on everyone
who is part of the Liveprayer family to pray and fast as led during these
next two weeks that God will bring men and women into office who will uphold
Biblical standards as they lead our nation. May we repent of our gross
wickedness, turn from our sins, and once again turn back to God before He
completely removes His hand of blessing from our land and we suffer His
wrath.


Defeating the enemies you face in your life today. I love the great promise
in God's Word in Deuteronomy 28:7 that tells us God will allow our enemies
to be defeated, and how they will come at us from one direction, but flee in
seven! Do you need to hear that promise today? Do you need the assurance
that your enemies will be defeated and flee from you? My friend, we ALL
need that promise today since every person reading this Devotional is
fighting some kind of enemy in their life this very moment.

For some of you, your enemy may be finances, for others it may be a health
issue. For some of you, the enemy you are fighting today may be some sort
of addiction, for others it may be dealing with the loss of someone you
loved. For some of you, your enemy may be a problem in your marriage or
close relationship, for others it may be the need for a job. For some of
you, your enemy may be people who are coming against you at home, at work,
or at school, for others it may be a legal problem. THE FACT IS, everyone
that is reading this is fighting SOME enemy in your life today.

It would have been easy today to deal with some of the larger issues facing
us as a nation and those who know Christ as their Savior. The war in Iraq,
the upcoming elections, and many other
important issues. But my focus today is on YOU and the enemies you face in
your life today. We all need to be aware of, and doing our part in the
larger battles we fight together, but I know for many of you, the most
important thing happening is NOT what is on the news, but the enemies you
are dealing with in your life this very moment.

I want you to know that you are not fighting your enemies alone today. The
Bible tells us that the "battle is the Lord's!" WOW! Never forget for a
moment that you have God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth fighting
for YOU today! Also, I am here praying for you, believing God for victory
over whatever enemies you are facing in your life. So my word for you today
is to rise up, fight in the strength God will give you, and know that your
enemies WILL BE DEFEATED AND FLEE FROM YOU, not in one direction, but in
seven!!!!!

I love you and care about you so much. Jesus Christ died on a cross 2,000
years ago so that you could live TODAY in victory. That is why if you put
your faith and trust in Jesus, you not only have the assurance of victory
over death, but you have the assurance of victory over your enemies in this
life as well! Jesus told His disciples that in this world they would have
tribulation, but to be of good cheer because HE HAD OVERCOME THIS WORLD!
What that means for you is that He has already defeated your enemies. No
matter what the enemies in your life today may be, Christ has already
assured you of victory!

I will be praying for you. The Holy Spirit told me today that so many of
you simply needed a word of encouragement. You needed to be reminded that
God has promised you victory. Instead of going through this day with your
shoulders slumped, your head down, looking like someone that has lost, you
need to stick your chest out, walk boldly and confidently forward, because
you have already won the victory..YOUR ENEMIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN
DEFEATED!!!!


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DAILY DEVOTIONAL SATURDAY OCTOBER 30, 2004
(Genesis 6:12)

***CORRECTION: The Titanic sunk in 1912, not 1918. I apologize for that
incorrect
statement in the Friday Devotional.

***A CALL TO PRAYER! In 2000, Liveprayer mobilized over 1.5 million people
to pray for the elections and that God would allow to rise to power men and
women who would follow His heart. Over 3 million prayed and fasted 40 days
for our nation and its leaders earlier this year. I am calling on everyone
who is part of the Liveprayer family to pray and fast as led during these
next few days that God will bring men and women into office who will uphold
Biblical standards as they lead our nation. May we repent of our gross
wickedness, turn from our sins, and once again turn back to God before He
completely removes His hand of blessing from our land and we suffer His
wrath.

***SPECIAL ELECTION DEVOTIONALS! Do not miss the Daily Devotional on
Monday, "Leadership, political versus spiritual," and Tuesday which will be
a special "word" for our nation.


THE UNITED STATES IS NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN NATION (Part One of Two)

***THIS DEVOTIONAL NEEDS TO BE SENT TO EVERY ELECTED OFFICIAL AS A REMINDER
OF THE STATE OF OUR NATION. IT SHOULD ALSO GO TO EVERY PASTOR AND CHRISTIAN
LEADER TO HELP THEM FOCUS ON WHAT WE ARE FACING IN THE YEAR 2004. IT SHOULD
BE APPARENT THAT THE UNITED STATES IS NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN NATION, BUT WE
STILL ENJOY GREAT FREEDOMS TO SHARE THE HOPE AND LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST WITH
THE HURTING AND LOST.

The United States is no longer a Christian nation. If the recent events in
Montgomery over the rock with the Ten Commandments, and the current legal
challenge to "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance tell us anything, it is
that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. One of the biggest
misconceptions Christians have today, is that this is still a Christian
nation.

Only the foolish try to argue the fact that this nation was not founded by
men and women that believed in the God of the Bible and had a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no way to deny that the largest
percentage of the first several generations of people in this country were
Christians. It was clearly a nation that honored God, followed His Son
Jesus, and accepted the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God,
representing absolute truth, and our final authority in all matters.
However, that is no longer the case, and has not been for many years now.

How can I make such a definitive statement? How can you call this a
Christian nation when the Federal Government legally protects the murder of
app. 2 million babies every year? How can you call this a Christian nation
when people that have chosen lifestyles that God calls an abomination are
now accepted and promoted as normal? How can you call this a Christian
nation when God's gift of sex has been perverted and is now marketed and
accessible to anyone, of any age, at any time?

How can you call this a Christian nation when God's Holy Institution of
Marriage has been mocked and turned into little more than a legal date? How
can you call this a Christian nation when God's definition of a family is
being
rewritten daily by those who reject God in their life? The answer is, you
can
no longer call this a Christian nation for these and numerous other reasons.

The logical question has to be, how did we go from being what was without
argument a Christian nation, to the spiritual state that we find ourselves
in today. There are two key elements involved. The first is the incredible
numbers of people that immigrated to the United States since 1900. People
from all over the world that brought to this nation their own religious
beliefs
and false gods. People that did not believe in the God of the Bible and
rejected His Son Jesus.

The second is a topic I have discussed often, and that is a weak and
ineffective church since the 1960's and a void of real spiritual leadership.
Churches that lost their evangelistic zeal and became institutionalized.
Men and women God called who found it much more comfortable to ignore the
lost world they were living in, and hide behind the four walls of the church
and in the Christian media where they can preach to the choir where it is
safe and profitable.

So what is the answer. I will continue to support in prayer issues like the
Ten Commandments, the taking out of "under God" in the Pledge, and similar
efforts to take God out of our nation. But let me be frank with you.
Having a rock with the Ten Commandments on it in a courthouse in Montgomery,
Alabama, having children recite the Pledge and saying "under God," is NOT
going to make this a Christian nation again. WHAT WILL MAKE THIS A
CHRISTIAN NATION AGAIN IS GETTING PEOPLE SAVED!!!

The reality of the year 2004 is that there is 2 full generations of people,
the largest percentage of which have never been to church. These
people are NOT coming to church on Sunday morning, they are NOT watching the
Christian media, and if you want to reach these people you need to take the
message of Christ to them. Why are cults like Mormonism, Scientology, false
religions like Islam and various New Age movements the fastest growing in
our nation today? BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKING THEIR MESSAGE,
THAT IS STRAIGHT FROM THE PITS OF HELL, DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE!!!

How does the world get its message to the masses? Commercial television and
radio, newspapers and magazines, music, film, the Internet, and advertising
are all ways the world forces its messages into people lives literally 24/7.
This is how the cults and false religions of the world are doing it. THIS
IS HOW THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR
BETTER START DOING IT!!! WE NEED TO BE USING THE SAME
VEHICLES THE WORLD, THE CULTS AND FALSE RELIGIONS ARE
USING TO TAKE THEIR MESSAGE TO THE MASSES!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I get no joy out of sharing a
message like this, but it is my responsibility to tell you the truth. While
the United States is no longer a Christian nation, it is still a nation of
great freedoms. We must take advantage of those freedoms, while we still
have them I might add, to take the message of the hope and love of Jesus
Christ to this lost, hurting, and dying nation and world. We know that
Jesus is the only true answer for this world, for the United States, and for
each person.

The encouraging fact is that we already know how this story ends. We should
take great comfort in knowing that even though this nation has turned its
back on God, in the end He still wins. We also need to realize that there
are tremendous opportunities to bring many people into the Kingdom in these
last days. We need to quit worrying about what used to be, and start
focusing on what is. While we were fighting over a rock, the cults and
false religions were busy leading good people into everlasting damnation.
While we will expend lots of time and energy trying to keep "under God" in
the Pledge, the cults and false religions of the world will be busy leading
people straight to Hell.

Please, don't misunderstand me. We need to pray for these efforts to keep
God in our culture. But the fact these are even issues simply point out
that there is a majority in this nation that do not care about God, do not
know His Son, and reaching these people with the hope and love of Christ is
what God has called us to do. The time is short. His return is imminent.
The United States is no longer a Christian nation, but He still has a people
and a church that He will use to take His message to this lost and dying
world.


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***THANK YOU to the 3 million plus people who have been fasting and praying
these past weeks for the election today. May God hear the prayers of His
people!


"But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a
king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to
lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles." When Samuel heard
all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD . The LORD
answered, "Listen to them and give them a king." " (1 Samuel 8:19-22)


A "word" for our nation. I am reflective today as our nation goes to the
polls to exercise our right to elect men and women into office at the local,
state, and national level. Romans 13:1 clearly tells us that nobody rises
to power unless God allows them to. No matter who God allows to come into
power, the one thing I can guarantee you is that Wednesday morning, GOD WILL
STILL BE ON HIS THRONE AND IN CONTROL! I know many are worried
about the outcome of the election. Don't ever forget that our faith is not
in a man, but in THE MAN!!!

The one point I want you to hear loud and clear this morning is that no
matter who is at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the next 4 years, no matter who is
in the House and Senate, no matter who is the governor of your state, no
matter who your local dog catcher is, they are not the ones who are going to
lead this nation out of the spiritual abyss it is in. That is only
going to happen by those men and women God has called forth to lead the
people in righteousness and Biblical values!

The choice for President has ultimately boiled down to a matter of
restraining God's wrath. Because of the void in spiritual leadership in
this nation, God allowed President Bush to come into office in 2000 with the
opportunity to exercise bold leadership in several pressing spiritual issues
that will one day soon bring God's wrath down on this nation. Instead of
seizing the opportunity God presented him to be a Joshua or a Moses,
President Bush chose to simply be another politician who happened to be a
Christian.

In a recent interview with ABC's "Good Morning America's," Charlie Gibson,
President Bush stated he supported civil unions, that the allah of Islam is
the same as the God of the Bible, and that Christians, non-Christians, and
Muslims will all get to Heaven, we just have different routes of getting
there. It was so sad to hear the President support civil unions which is
just another name for gay marriage. President Bush also needs to be taught
that the allah of Islam is NOT the God of the Bible. Lastly, while it is
politically correct to say all people will go to Heaven, it is a lie from
the
pits of hell since the Bible CLEARLY teaches there is only ONE WAY, and that
is through faith in Jesus Christ.

As for Senator Kerry, no matter how much dancing he wants to do, the fact is
he supports a woman's right to kill her baby, supports the destruction of
God's Holy Institution of Marriage, and shows no interest in even beginning
to defend Biblical values. While he has claimed to be a man of faith on the
campaign trail, his record after decades of public service clearly indicate
he will only help exacerbate the spiritual decline of our nation.
Amazingly, there are many who profess to be followers of Christ that support
this man. But there are also "churches" that accept and condone
homosexuality and the slaughter of innocent babies, so it should be no
surprise they support a man who stands for what the Bible clearly calls sin.

(Note: The pollsters are incredibly ignorant when they talk about who
people who go to church will vote for. They clearly do not understand that
the vast majority of churches, especially mainline denominations like the
United Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, and others which
represent over 50% of the church population, do NOT hold the Bible to be
God's inspired, inerrant Word and openly accept sins like homosexuality
and abortion. People in these churches that pollsters assume are for
President Bush are largely for Senator Kerry.)

The bottom line is one man will only slow down the spiritual decay in our
nation, the other man will allow it to continue unabated. God's cosmic time
clock is ticking my friend. Sadly neither man will do anything to try and
stop it. That is why I am amused when I hear people trying to find the
United States in the Bible. It is not there no matter what some may lead
you to believe. As great as this nation has been has been over the years,
as wonderful an instrument of God the United States has been in leading
millions all over the planet to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, in the
final days this nation will not exist.

So does that mean we just go hide and wait for Jesus to return? ABSOLUTELY
NOT! I can assure you I am more motivated today than ever to serve God.
I read about Paul and the disciples of Christ as they took the
Gospel to the world of their day. A world that was void of God and looking
to destroy the Christian faith. I read about the great men and women of God
in the past 2000 years who were faithful in sharing the hope and love of
Christ with a world that in many cases wanted nothing to do with Jesus.

I am very much aware of the modern day heroes of the faith. These are not
people you will ever see on TV, listen to on radio, who have written books,
or you can go hear speak. I am talking about the real heroes of the faith
whose names you will never know in many nations that on this very day,
November 2, 2004, are in prison, being tortured, suffering all kinds of
persecution,
simply because they identify their life with Jesus Christ and preach the
Gospel! These courageous warriors for Christ put their very lives on the
line every day when they share the truth of God's Word. They are being
killed every day for only one reason, they are Christians! If they are
willing to give their life for Christ, can we do any less?

Even though our nation has turned its back on God and is involved in every
type of wickedness you can imagine, for this season we still have incredible
freedoms to share the truth of God's Word and the hope and love of Jesus
Christ with this hurting, lost, and dying world. I can assure you that as
this nation continues to deteriorate spiritually, as God begins to unleash
His wrath on us for our rebellion, there will be incredible opportunities to
see people won for Christ. The Bible talks about that last great harvest of
souls, and I firmly believe we will have the honor of helping to bring in
that final group of Believers before Christ returns.

I love you and care about you so much. The word for our nation is that
God's patience has run out. It has only been His grace and mercy that has
held back His wrath thus far. God did not hesitate to bring down His wrath
on His chosen people, why would we think that we would be spared when we
have chosen to live in open, unrepentant rebellion against Him. Each day
we walk around with our middle finger pointed at God, shaking our fist at
the sky, literally pulling down our pants and mooning our Creator. God is a
God of love, a God of mercy, but He is also a God of judgment. It is not a
matter of IF we deserve God's judgment, only WHEN we receive God's judgment.

That is why now more than ever those who know Christ as their Savior MUST
rise up and be counted. Don't ever think again that your life doesn't
matter. God has work for YOU to do. God is calling His children in these
last days to rise up and take a stand for righteousness. I don't want you
to
ever forget that our purpose is to serve and glorify God. There is nothing
greater we will ever do with our lives than serve our Lord. The Bible tells
us that
night is coming and we must work while it is yet light. I want to encourage
you to
realize that if you know Christ as your Savior, serving Him is NOT an
option, it is
a responsibility.

Over the past 4 days I have clearly shown you this is no longer a Christian
nation, that the majority of people in the United States are no longer
followers of Jesus Christ. I shared with you how God rarely intended
political leaders to be spiritual leaders and that now more than ever those
men and women God has raised up must lead the people spiritually. This
nation will have to pay the price for our rebellion against God. Difficult
days are ahead, but it is in those difficult days that great opportunities
to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ exist. I pray that you will
prepare yourself through your daily walk with the Lord to be a great warrior
for Christ as these last days unfold. The battle is about to begin in
earnest and the eternal souls of men are at stake. God is calling YOU
today.

In closing, let me leave you with this word of exhortation from Hebrews
Chapter 11: "All these people were still living by faith when they died.
They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed
them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers
on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a
country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had
left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing
for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be
called their God, for he has prepared a city for them."


In His love and service,
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DAILY DEVOTIONAL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2004
(John 10:10)


(from an email received)
"Lately you have chosen to come down in fierceness regarding the
Episcopalian Church, Mormons, Neale Donald Walsch, and Satan with a
vengeance that is ravaging....Your gloatings about getting in the face of
Satan also greatly disturb me as a believer.....There is an arrogance and
violence toward Satan in your messages that are deeply troubling to me....I
sense neither gentleness nor respect (when talking about satan) in your
words."


Satan is not your friend, he is not your buddy! Sadly, the above are
comments from an email I received the other day. However, the person is
correct, I have NO respect for satan whatsoever. I allowed satan into my
life at one point and I am only here today, doing what I am doing, by the
grace of God who rescued me. I will do everything I can with every breath I
take to stop him from accomplishing his true goal.

Sadly, people of all ages underestimate satan's goals even though Jesus
clearly told us what they are in John 10:10. He is out to steal, kill, and
destroy. Satan's desire is to steal your hope, steal your joy, steal your
peace, steal the abundance that this life can be. Satan wants to kill you.
He wants you dead in your sin so that you will be forever separated from
God, your Creator, and destined to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire that
will be his eternal home. Satan wants to destroy you. If you are already a
Christian, he wants to destroy your testimony, to destroy your ability to
serve God, to destroy the plan and purpose God has for your life. My
friend, satan is NOT playing games, he is deadly serious!!!

That is why I am so passionate each day in what I share with you in regard
to sin. Each day, I receive over 40,000 prayer requests from all over the
world. Literally 7 days a week I am dealing with the very real lives, of
very real people, that due to sin have had their lives turned upside down.
I get to see daily the destruction sin does in people's lives. Satan is an
equal opportunity destroyer. He doesn't care if you are young or old, if
you are male or female, if you are white or black. Satan doesn't care if
you are rich or poor, where you live, how intelligent you may or may not be.
SIN IS A UNIVERSAL ISSUE THAT ALL MEN AND WOMEN DEAL
WITH EVERY DAY!

I realize that I can't force you to follow God, or to obey Him. I
understand that you have to make your own choices. What God has called me
to do is simply share the TRUTH of His Word with you each day. It really
boils down to this. When you obey God, you will be blessed. When you rebel
against God, you will face the consequences. Obeying God brings blessings,
disobeying God brings consequences. This is true whether you are 10 or 100,
and every age in between.

I love you and care about you so much. Satan is NOT some cartoon character
created by Walt Disney. Satan is a very REAL force in the world for this
short season. He is not to be feared, but understood. We must never forget
that for this brief season, he is very much on the loose, with the clearly
defined goal to steal, kill, and destroy the lives of real people. However,
there is no reason to fear satan because 2000 years ago Jesus Christ rose
out of His tomb and sealed the enemy's eternal fate. He is a defeated foe!
The Bible proclaims that, "greater is He that is in me, than he that is in
the world."

I will be praying for you today. I pray that you will not take sin lightly,
or the potential consequences of sin in your life. Satan is a LIAR. John
8:44 tells us that he is the "father of lies!" God gives us a great promise
in 1 John 1:9 that if we will confess our sins, He will forgive us, and
cleanse
us of all unrighteousness. It does NOT say that we will escape the
consequences of our sins, but that God will forgive us and give us the grace
and strength to deal with whatever they may be.

The good news is that YOUR life is not over, simply because you have sinned.
The key is to go to God, confess your sins, receive His forgiveness, and
move forward with your life. God is a God of grace, mercy, and restoration.
Satan will lie to you and tell you that you are worthless because of your
sin and that you have no hope. The truth is that God never stops loving you
and that your hope is in Him. Satan wants to destroy you, God wants to
bless you. Satan wants you to die, God wants you to live. May you choose
the God of hope, blessing, and life!!!

SATAN IS NOT YOUR FRIEND, HE IS NOT YOUR BUDDY, HE IS
YOUR ENEMY. Treat him like your enemy! He is out to destroy YOU!
Any chance you get, KICK HIM AS HARD AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!!!


In his love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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Senior saints are the most under-used and under-appreciated resources in
the church today! I want to let you in on a secret. One of the great
sources of strength, encouragement, and confidence that I have in my life
and ministry, comes from hundreds of senior saints worldwide that pray for
me every day. These are senior men and women that know God intimately
because they have been walking with Him for decades. These are senior men
and women that know every inch of the Throneroom of God because they have
spent so much time there. These are senior men and women that have calluses
on their knees from spending tens of thousands of hours over their lives in

prayer. Knowing that these seasoned veterans of the faith are praying for
me each day, is like the security blanket that Linus (of Peanuts fame)
always carries around with him.

Sadly, many churches don't give their senior saints the honor and respect
that they are due. The reality is, that many of these men and women helped
form the foundation of the church. When work needs to be done, they are
always there. When projects need to be funded, you can always count on
them. When the doors of the church are open, that is where you will always
find them. The senior adults are the pillars of the house of God!

However, the greatest contributions that these men and women of God can make
is in the SPIRITUAL LIFE of the church. They are great prayer warriors.
They know that the altar is not for flower displays, but for people to come
and travail before God. They have the experience with God to know that
their prayers may not be answered in the first 30 seconds, and will "wait
upon the Lord" until He does answer!

They know the Word of God. All you have to do is look at their Bibles to
know that they have been read over, and over, and over, and over again!
God's Word is the "lamp" unto their feet. These aged warriors also have
incredible wisdom about real life. They have lived 60, 70, 80, 90 years on
this earth. They have seen and experienced everything that this life has to
offer, both good and bad. The church needs to start tapping into the
decades of walking with God and the real life experiences that our senior
saints have to offer.

For those of you that are struggling with issues in your life today, here is
my advice. Men, seek out an older man in the church that will agree to
stand with you. Women, you need to seek out an older woman in the church
that will stand with you. They can give you great wisdom about life, wise
counsel for the problems that you are facing, not to mention call out your
name before God each day.

The fact is, these senior men and women are LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES
to be used by God. I have several special men in my life that I speak to
every
week. I spend a good part of my life talking, that is what God has called
me to do. But I can assure you that when I am speaking with one of these
Godly treasures, I shut up and listen, trying to be like a sponge and absorb
all of their wisdom that I can.

I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that the church will
recognize this incredibly valuable and underused asset that we have in the
Kingdom. So many of our senior men and women have been asked to sit on the
sidelines, when they still have so much to offer. I want to encourage the
young adults today to love, honor, and respect those older men and women in
your life, and MAKE TIME to spend time with them. The greatest gift that
you can have in this life is wisdom. That is what you can gain from these
senior saints, WISDOM!

Finally, let me say a word to those precious senior saints today. I have a
special word for you today. GOD IS NOT THROUGH WITH YOU! Let
me say it again. GOD IS NOT THROUGH WITH YOU! You are in a wonderful
season of your life where God can use you to be a blessing to so many. You
have lived lots of life, gained great wisdom over these many years, and now
God wants you to share that wisdom with the next generation.

I read in the Bible how God used many men and women late in their life. The
fact is, we NEVER stop serving the Lord. There is NO RETIREMENT from
the work of God. So let me encourage you today to look for opportunities to
share the great wisdom and experiences of your life with those of the next
generation. Your greatest legacy will be in the lives that you touch for
the Lord along your journey. God has given you the gift of many days on
this earth, and I pray that you will share that gift with as many as you
possibly can before God says that your work here is finished and calls you
Home.

Thank you for your many years of service to our Lord. May all of us who
follow you in the faith, be found as faithful as you have been in our Lord's
service!


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(1 Timothy 2:9, 1 Peter 3:3,4, Isaiah 3:16-24)

***THIS IS A MESSAGE EVERY WOMAN FROM THE AGE OF 10 TO 90 NEEDS TO READ.
PLEASE FORWARD IT TO EVERY WOMAN THAT YOU KNOW.


The clothing a woman wears. This is a Devotional that is long overdue and
one I have prayed over for many weeks prior to sending it out. It is
important that you read ALL of it, and not take one part out of context.
This is not only a legitimate issue, but one the church has quit preaching
on for fear of offending people. I pray that the Holy Spirit will open your
ears to hear all God is saying to you about this issue of the clothing a
woman wears.

In dealing with this topic, we have to go to God's Word, our final authority
in all issues. The key word I want you to hear throughout this Devotional
is "modesty." The key verse is found in 1 Timothy 2:9 where the Word says,
"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety." I am
fully aware that our present culture teaches the exact opposite which is why
this message today is so critical. As I have stated often, for the child of
God we are to live UP to the standards of God, and not DOWN to the standards
of this world.

Let me make this first point perfectly clear. The moment you die and are
standing before God, the only garment He is going to be interested in is to
see if you are wearing the white robe of righteousness that comes from
knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior. THAT, is the only garment God is
concerned about. It is your heart God will judge, not your wardrobe. This
issue of dress is one of spiritual maturity, being more like Christ, having
a desire to be the most effective servant of our Lord that you can be during
this life.

In some churches, they have made it part of their rules for women to be
dressed in certain ways. While I respect the heart and intention of these
churches, they are not Biblically accurate. It is critical in studying the
Bible that you understand the social and cultural issues involved in a
passage as well as what God is saying. In giving the Law, God talks about
how a woman is not supposed to dress as a man, nor a man as a woman. While
we are no longer under the Old Testament Law, it is a good reminder that
even though men and women are 100% equal, they are also each unique with
different roles to play. God also knew how bad a man would look in a dress.

As fashions have changed over the years, there are lots of clothing like
bluejeans, t-shirts, sports jerseys, mostly casual clothing both men and
women wear. When it comes to more formal dress, it is very obvious that the
pants a woman might wear are very different than the pants a man would wear.
It takes nothing away from a woman being a woman by wearing this type of
clothing and is NOT what the Bible was speaking against, even in the Old
Testament Law. So churches that force a woman to wear a dress are taking an
extreme and unBiblical position.

The other issue the Bible speaks of in this area is hair and jewelry.
Again, it is CRITICAL to understand the cultural and social issues involved
at the time these passages were written. In the days the New Testament was
written, Greek and Roman women were little more than property. They found
their worth in their clothing, in their hair, and in their jewelry. Of
course, as they came to know Christ as their Savior, they brought this part
of their life into the church.

Peter helped these women understand where their true worth was found in 1
Peter Chapter 3. These words are just as applicable today as many women are
in the same trap the women of that day were in. Trying to find their worth
in the fashion of the day, the hairstyle of the moment, and the endless
array of jewelry that is as close as your local mall or TV shopping channel.
Peter said, "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as
braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it
should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet
spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

Let me come back to the word I want you to clearly hear today, and that is
modesty. There is nothing wrong about dressing in a way to feel good about
yourself. But the question is, do I feel good about myself because of what
I am wearing, or who I am in Christ? Do I get my worth from how other
people view me, or how God views me? Do I dress to impress others, or
impress God? These are important questions you need to ask yourself.

There are two important Biblical principles I want you to be aware of. One
is avoiding the appearance of evil, and the other is to not be a
stumblingblock. The world sends the exact OPPOSITE message. Appear evil
and do your best to be a stumblingblock. The media feeds women a steady
diet of lies from the pits of hell of how a woman should dress from the
music, television, and movie industries.

Don't you realize when you dress like Paris, Britney, or Christina or any of
these
stars, you are sending a message that you are for sale? Just as bad, men
are visual creatures. There are VERY FEW men on the face of this earth that
don't struggle with lust. Don't you realize when you dress provocatively,
you are being a stumblingblock to men? Why give someone the false
impression you are not a Godly woman just because of what you wear? Why
cause a man to sin by lusting after you because of what you wear? Pray
about what you wear when you are out socially, pray about what you wear when
you go to work, and please, PRAY ABOUT WHAT YOU WEAR WHEN YOU GO TO CHURCH!
When in doubt, remember Paul's admonition, MODESTY.

I love you and care about you so much. This message today is about maturing
in Christ, being a real woman of God. Like many of the women in the early
church, there are many women that may be young in the Lord who simply don't
know they need to change the way they dress. That is why older women of the
faith need to be involved in the lives of younger women, that is Biblical by
the way (Titus 2:4), to help them know how God expects them to live and act
and
what to wear.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that God will speak to you through
these words. Please don't misunderstand this message. There is NOTHING
wrong with a woman wearing nice clothes, looking her best, having her hair
done nicely, or wearing jewelry. Simply be cognizant that in what you wear
you do not give the "appearance of evil," or are a stumblingblock to others.
The key is to know that your worth to God is not in what you wear on the
outside, but in who you are on the inside. It is not your clothes God will
judge, it is your heart!


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Bill Keller

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2004
(Ephesians 5:28, 1 Peter 3:7, Song of Solomon 8:7, Genesis 29:20)


Men of God don't need Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis! Let me say right up
front that there is a small percentage of men that do have legitimate
physiological issues that affect their ability to perform sexually, and
drugs like these can help them enjoy a healthy sex life with their wife as
God intended. But you have three major competing drug companies spending
tens of millions of dollars on advertising to mass market these drugs to
men, primarily in the 40-70 demographic, as the answer to having a great sex
life. While these are drugs for men that are sexually dysfunctional, they
are being aggressively marketed as the magic pill to turn men into a sexual
dynamo. This is a lie from the depths of Hades my friend.

The first question is why the explosion in this type of product? When
Viagra was first introduced several years ago, it became apparent there was
an incredible market for men in that 40-70 age group for this type of drug.
Again, never forget this is a drug to help those who have a legitimate
physical problem having sex. The drug makers soon realized that they could
also subtly market this drug to the majority of men who didn't have a
physical problem as the answer to having a great sex life. It fed right
into the male ego and the increasing percentage of men that had never had a
sex life based on God's Word.

I speak often of the fact that the better percentage of the last two
generations have never been to church. These are people who do not know
Christ as their Savior, nor do they follow God's Word in their life. The
men in these generations have grown up with the worlds view of sex and have
never known God's plan for their sex life. Subsequently these men have
sexual histories that almost always include pornography, strip clubs and
adult bookstores, masturbation, sex with many partners, sex with women and
men, sex with prostitutes, adultery, and relationships that were based
solely on sex. THESE MEN VIEW WOMAN AS LITTLE MORE THAN SEX OBJECTS.
Sadly, they have never known sex the way God intended it to be.

What is God's way? What is God's plan for sex? Don't forget that it is God
who created sex. It is His gift to a man and woman that have made a
lifetime commitment to each other and to God in His Holy Institution of
Marriage. PERIOD. Any sex outside of marriage is a perversion of God's
intended plan and is a sin. Sex is for marriage ONLY! When people buy the
lies of this world about sex, engage in sex outside of God's plan, they miss
the wonderful joy that sex is intended to be. While they may experience a
few moments of physical pleasure, they totally miss the special bond between
the woman God has given you to spend the rest of your life with. THAT is
the real joy of sex that can't be duplicated or experienced any other way!

Men, do you want to have the ultimate sexual experience? Let me tell you
today that you are not going to find it in a pill, but in following God's
plan for sex. It starts with NOT having sex until you are married. That
means keeping yourself pure for the one you will commit the rest of your
life to. Stay away from the porn, stay out of the strip clubs, and guard
your mind from the things this world tempts you with that cause you to fall
into the sin of lust. You are not an animal. God has given you the ability
to CONTROL YOUR FLESH. The key is you have to want to control your flesh,
you have to practice controlling your flesh, and you have to stay on guard
at all times.

God did not put women on the earth for your sexual pleasure. They are not
sexual objects. God created the woman to be a lifetime partner for the man,
100% equal but with different roles to play. Sexual object is NOT one of
those roles but is actually a perversion of God's precious creation! Sadly,
there are too many women willing to play that perverted role of sexual
object which only reinforces in the minds of many men this is what women are
for. Women need to realize that God created them in His own image and they
have eternal worth. Their value is in who they are in Christ, not their
bodies. Women, don't let satan lie to you that you are here simply as a
sexual object!

The other issue that needs to be addressed is as men get older, there is a
natural decline in their sexual energy and desire. That is normal.
However, it is accelerated in large part to the fact most men get so busy
in the day to day issues of life that their sex life with their wife gets
neglected, overlooked, and all but forgotten. MEN, DON'T MAKE THIS MISTAKE.
TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE LOVE TO YOUR WIFE. It will make your life more
enjoyable, more fulfilling, and make her life more enjoyable and fulfilling.
It may sound a bit cold but as life goes on and you get busy, so plan a
night together at least once a week. Don't let anything interfere with that
night. Turn off the phone, the beeper, the cell phone, the TV, the
computer, and spend the night together enjoying the special gift God has
given to you and your wife to share. You have to work at your sex life like
anything else, and the more time and effort you put into it, the more
fulfilling it will be.

I realize that many men reading this today have to heal from the way they
have abused sex in their past. God will heal you from your past and help
you enjoy a high quality sexual life with your wife if you surrender
yourself to Him. You have to retrain your mind to understand that the only
person you can have any sexual thoughts or feelings for is your wife. That
is why you need to stay away from porn, things that cause you to engage in
fantasies, channeling all of your thoughts towards your wife. The ultimate
sexual experience is sharing your self with the woman that God has given you
to share the rest of your life with. When you do it God's way, have that
experience with your wife, you will immediately see how much you have
cheated yourself by sinning in this area and realize how special and
wonderful this gift from God can be.

I love you and care about you so much. I am praying for the men today to
get a clear understanding of God's intended purpose for sex. It is His gift
for you and the women you vowed to spend the rest of your life with to enjoy
together. God created us to have and enjoy sex just like we have been
created to eat food. However, we can abuse food and literally kill
ourselves just like we can abuse sex and literally kill ourselves. What you
eat is a choice. Who you have sex with is a choice. My prayer for you
today is that you will follow God's plan for sex and choose to only have sex
with your wife.

Here is my word for you today. If you will love your wife more than
yourself, if you will focus all of your love on her, if you pour all of your
sexual desires on her alone, you will not need any magical pills to have an
incredible and fulfilling sex life.


In His love and service,
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Bill Keller

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***MISS THE FRIDAY DEVOTIONAL? We have heard form many who did not receive
their Friday Devotional due to the fact it dealt with a Godly sex life and
some of the words used are in filters that prevent emails with those words
form being delivered. From the response I received in addition to the daily
prayer requests in this area, a Godly sex life is an issue most churches
have run from. There is a huge void for this truth especially since so many
come to Christ with a sexual history that did not honor God. I will try to
do more Devotionals in the future to help men and women in this area of
their life.

The march for death! This past April in our nation's capital, a crowd of
over 800,000 people gathered for what was billed as the "March for Women's
Lives," that in reality was a march to support the slaughter of innocent
babies. These pro-death marches are nothing new. They are attended by the
normal host of God-haters, homosexual groups, liberal politicians, and
celebrities from the film, television, and music world. What do you expect
from people who are lost, who have rejected God, the truth of His Word, and
His Son Jesus Christ. They are only doing what those who choose to live
their lives in rebellion to God know how to do.

What made me break down in tears during this march was the involvement of
those
who claim to know Christ as their Savior, yet fully support the slaughter of
innocent babies and join themselves with people who utterly reject the truth
of God's Word. There is an organization called the Religious Coalition for
Reproductive Choice ( www.rcrc.org ) that had over 70 "religious
organizations" participating in the march for death this past April. The
RCRC is one of these abominable multi-faith organizations that includes
every
false religion in the world. Let me say this very clear, if you are part of
a church that supports this organization that is clearly straight from the
pits of hell, you need to RUN from that church!

Participating in the pro-death march this April as part of the RCRC was
the official women's group from the United Methodist Church. I grew up and
was saved
in the United Methodist Church and my heart breaks at the unBiblical
direction this once great church that has brought millions of people to
faith in Christ over the past 200 plus years has taken. My simple question
is this, how can ANY church that claims Christ as their head, that claims to
stand for the truth of God's Word, be part of an unGodly organization like
the RCRC and participate in a march with those who hate God and support the
slaughter of innocent babies.

I take what God has called me to do very seriously, and pray over every word
I send out each day. In the past year, I challenged anyone that was part of
the Episcopal church to leave that church, since the ordination of an
unrepentant and practicing homosexual is an abomination to God. To be
consistent, today I must ask anyone that is part of the United Methodist
Church, or ANY church that supports the slaughter of innocent babies to pray
seriously about leaving and finding a church that will be true to God's
Word.

My friend, God is NOT going to be mocked! When the church of Jesus Christ
compromises the truth of His Word, it ceases to be the church.
Theologically,
abortion is not even a debatable issue since ALL life comes from God and
killing an innocent baby is murder! I encourage you to find out the stance
of YOUR church on abortion, and if they call it anything but murder, LEAVE!

This is why God designed sex for a man and woman IN MARRIAGE. If people
would obey God, have sex within the bonds of marriage, the abortion issue
would cease being an issue. That may sound oversimplistic, but it is true.
Can you see how one sin leads right into the next sin? When you choose to
rebel against God, have sex outside of marriage, having a baby is a very
real possibility. A woman is now faced with the reality of being unmarried
and pregnant, and a man with the reality of being unmarried and having the
responsibility of a child to support. I am sad to say, that abortion is
just not an issue for those who are not married. More and more people who
ARE married are also choosing to kill their babies.

Are there options? Yes, two of them. ONLY TWO. The first is to have and
keep the baby. The second is to have the baby and put the child up for
adoption. *ABORTION IS NOT AN OPTION. If you are not married, you have
already sinned by having sex outside of marriage, don't compound your sin by
murdering your baby!

Let me add as a side note. If you keep the baby, getting married is usually
the WORST thing that you can do. It is a lie from hell that this is the
"honorable thing." Before you even consider marriage you need to get your
walk with the Lord straight, make sure the mother or father of your baby is
a Christian and that they get their walk with the Lord on track, and that
you both take time to build a spiritual foundation to your relationship.

***To the men. Just because you are not physically having this baby, this
does not mean that you can just go on with your life like it didn't happen.
If you were man enough to help create this baby, you better be man enough to
take responsibility for YOUR CHILD. That means financially, emotionally,
and whatever else you can do to help YOUR CHILD grow into a healthy,
God-fearing, productive adult. Abandoning your baby makes you worse than
an animal!

I am often asked if abortion is acceptable in the case of rape and incest.
The answer is NO! Some people think that if you have an abortion and kill
the baby that was the result of this horrible act, it makes it easier for
the woman to move on with her life. In reality, the opposite is true. What
really happens is this. The horror of an abortion is something a woman NEVER
forgets.

In having to deal with the memory of the abortion, it also brings back the
memory of the violent act that caused the pregnancy. This makes getting
beyond the tragic experience that much more difficult. Also, when the life
of the mother is at stake this is NOT an abortion, it is a medical
procedure. This is not a choice to kill the baby because it is unwanted.

Let me say a word to those men and women that have the scar of abortion in
your life. Sadly, I deal daily with hundreds of women AND men that have
made this sad choice at some point in their life. Some of them did this 40
years ago and still are dealing the hurt, and pain, and guilt. You can't go
back and change what you have done. 1 John 1:9 says that if we confess our
sins, God forgives us and cleanses us of all unrighteousness. Trust His
Word. The Bible also tells us that God not only forgives our sins, but
forgets them. If He forgets, than you need to forget as well. It is satan
who reminds you of your past sins to keep you paralyzed from serving God.
HE IS A LIAR!!! Now is the time to trust God's Word, and put this behind
you once and for all. God still has much for you to do.

I love you and care about you so much. I pray that today one person will
read these words that has been thinking of having an abortion. God is
speaking to your heart today. He loves you, and He loves that baby living
inside of you. Rather than listening to this evil world tell you that it is
OK to murder your baby, listen to God who put that life inside of you and
let your baby LIVE!

Sadly, in our nation killing an innocent baby is legal. That is a larger
issue that we as a nation need to address, change, and repent of. But
regardless of what the courts say, God says that killing your baby is
murder. That is why reaching the lost for Christ is so very important.
When you change hearts, when people come to know Jesus as their Savior, they
quit listening to the world and start listening to God. Choosing Jesus is
an eternal choice for LIFE!


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When I was in the Army in '75 there was a Catholic Chaplin's Assistant and wife both Christians mind you. She got pregnant with one baby-it died in utero, she got pregnant again, now she's carry two babies, one living and one dead, she is suffering and dying from septicema and the only way to save her life was to abort both babies. Unless of course he wanted to bury all three at the same time. They struggled over this twist in their own life for a long time.
For me in this case I have no problem-abort. I want my wife alive, children can be adopted.
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When I was in the Army in '75 there was a Catholic Chaplin's Assistant and wife both Christians mind you. She got pregnant with one baby-it died in utero, she got pregnant again, now she's carry two babies, one living and one dead, she is suffering and dying from septicema and the only way to save her life was to abort both babies. Unless of course he wanted to bury all three at the same time. They struggled over this twist in their own life for a long time.
For me in this case I have no problem-abort. I want my wife alive, children can be adopted.
Sure would be a tough time .......cant imagine what that couple would have to go through.......I agree with you Owl.
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TESTIMONY FROM VIEWER OF LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM: Dear Mr. Keller, I just
prayed with you, and with all my heart I am saved. I made the commitment,
and I hope this book you mentioned will give me the guidance I need. I have
never seen your program before tonight. After watching New Years in Times
Square, I was flipping thru channels...and to be honest, I usually change
the channel when I come to a "religious" program because they all seem fake
to me. But you got to me -THANK YOU!!!"


Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Britney, or Jesus? I get asked often why I do the
Liveprayer television program on a secular network, as opposed to airing it
on a Christian network. The answer is simple. I am after the same people
that Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, and Britney are reaching. I want to reach
the exact same people that are buying into the lies of our modern culture
and the current spokespeople of those lies.

One of the big problems we have is that too many Christians have become
isolationists and have no clue what is going on in this world we live in.
The fact is, the vast majority of people do not go to church. The fact is,
the vast majority of people will never watch Christian television, listen to
Christian radio or music, or read Christian publications. The fact is, the
vast majority of people do not have marriages or homes that honor God, or
are raising their children in the admonition of the Lord. The fact is, the
vast majority in our nation are living their life void of God, without the
true joy, peace, and abundance this life can offer because they have
rejected Christ, and are without hope.

Paris Hilton is the socialite heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune. She
became "famous" for being an international party girl, and is now adding to
that fame by starring in the FOX program the, "Simple Life" as well as a
pornographic video of her and some young man having sex that is being sold
on the Internet. Snoop Dogg is the gangster rapper that also has his own
violent video game, a line of porno tapes, as well as a TV program on MTV.
Britney of course is the popular singer that was raised in a Christian home,
yet has literally sold her soul for fame and fortune. When I think of
Britney,
I can only think of the verse, "what does it profit a man to gain the whole
world,
yet lose his soul."

First, let me say that I am not judging these three people, their own
actions judge them in accordance with God's Word. Second, the reason I
mention them is that they are three of the best examples in our culture
today of people that have incredible influence over millions. To try and
minimize that influence, especially on those 18 and under would be foolish.
The danger is that a large percentage of young adults in this age group do
not go to church, are growing up in homes void of God, and sadly are getting
their lessons in life from people like Paris, Snoop Dogg, and Britney.

An even bigger problem that needs to be addressed is a large percentage of
the parents of those 18 and under do not go to church and have chosen to
live their lives void of God. They have treated marriage like a legal date,
lived with people out of wedlock, and how they have chosen to live their
lives has reinforced to their children that living in rebellion to God is
acceptable. So it is no wonder why current cultural icons like Paris,
Britney, and Snoop Dogg have such a powerful influence since they promote
lifestyles so many have grown up to accept as normal.

***LET ME STATE THIS AS CLEAR AS I CAN. IF WE ARE GOING TO REACH THE 18 AND
UNDER GENERATION, WE NEED TO TAKE THE GOSPEL DIRECTLY TO THEM AND BYPASS
THEIR PARENTS.

For the past 64 months, I have seen a continual rise in the emails that we
get each day from young adults that have accepted Christ thru Liveprayer who
are living in homes where they are the only Christian. On my television
program, I get calls from young adults each night who have made a commitment
of their lives to Christ and they are the only Christian in their home. We
have got to get serious about taking the hope and love of Christ directly to
the 18 and under generation in our world, reaching them before they damage
their lives thru drugs, alcohol, illicit sex, and other unGodly choices.

Let us never lose sight of the big picture. There is a very real enemy out
there whose stated mission is to kill, steal, and destroy. He accomplishes
that by helping people choose to reject God and the truth of His Word. He
uses people like Paris, Snoop Dogg, and Britney as tools to lead people into
lifestyles of rebellion to God that will damage them. In that damaged
state, they often move further from God and are susceptible to even taking
their own life. This is a spiritual battle for the eternal souls of
people!!!

I love you and care about you so much. I pray that God speaks to your heart
today. You can not simply ignore this world that we live in. We have a
responsibility to share the hope and love of Christ with those who are lost
and living without hope. If we are going to influence future generations
for the Kingdom of God, we have to reach those who are 18 and under with the
Gospel so that as they mature and have children, their children are raised
in Godly homes. We can not continue to let the vast majority of each new
generation live their lives void of God and the truth of His Word.

Also, please take some time today and pray for Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, and
Britney Spears. Pray that they will come to know Christ as their Savior.
Even though they have become "famous" for their lifestyles of rebellion to
God, God could use them to be powerful influences for good if their hearts
were changed. Paul was once an instrument satan used to persecute the early
church and kill Christians. After he accepted Christ, he became a great
tool God used to take the Gospel to the world. God loves Paris, Snoop Dogg,
and Britney, and it is His desire to see them repent and accept Christ as
their Savior. Pray for them to make that commitment in their life.

I am challenged each day in using the Internet and secular television as
vehicles God can use to reach the hurting and the lost in this world. My
only goal is to put Jesus in the same forums that Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg,
and Britney are in so that people have a choice. While on this day some
people may bow to Paris, to Snoop Dogg, to Britney, the fact is one day
EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!!!


In His love and service,
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DAILY DEVOTIONAL SATURDAY JANUARY 8, 2005
( Deuteronomy Chapter 20 )

***THIS MONDAY'S DEVOTIONAL, "When will women say NO MORE to the
entertainment industry that says they are nothing more than sex objects?"


***THIS DEVOTIONAL TODAY IS DEDICATED TO THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR
MILITARY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES OVER THE LAST 228 YEARS TO INSURE THAT THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WOULD REMAIN A LAND OF FREEDOM AND OPPORTUNITY TO
THIS WORLD. WE ENJOY THE INCREDIBLE BLESSED LIFE WE HAVE
TODAY BECAUSE OF THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE WHO UNDERSTOOD THAT FREEDOM AND ONE
NATION UNDER GOD, WAS WORTH DEFENDING AND PAYING THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR.

MAY GOD BLESS THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY TODAY AS THEY CONTINUE
IN THIS GREAT TRADITION OF SERVICE SO THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL KNOW THAT SAME
FREEDOM FOR MANY YEARS SHOULD JESUS TARRY IN HIS RETURN. I PRAY DAILY THAT
GOD WILL WATCH OVER THEM, KEEP THEM SAFE, AND BRING THEM HOME SOON TO THEIR
FAMILIES AND A GRATEFUL NATION .


The Biblical case for war. As we have been engaged in war against those who
would love to destroy our nation, the debate continues as to whether war is
a proper response. The proponents of "peace without war" use the Bible as
their key defense of their position, even though many in the "peace without
war" movement are avowed atheists and find the Bible to be little more than
a book of stories. Interestingly, these same people run to God's Word to
defend their views.

However, many Christians also adopt this view of "peace without war". I
realize that this is a very divisive issue, and my goal is never to divide,
but unite the Body of Christ. However, I cannot shy away from the tough
issues, and ultimately we all must find peace on each issue, not in our own
thoughts and ideas, but from the Word of God. That MUST be our final
authority in ALL matters. Please pray as you read these words today.

To properly discuss war from a Biblical perspective, we have to understand
the theological context from which war exists. God created man in
perfection. Man was perfect, never to die. The creation God made for man
to exist in was perfect. However, man's sin changed all of that. We have
to understand that war is a byproduct of man's sin. God did not create war.
God does not approve of war. God even prevented David, a man after His own
heart, not to finish the Temple because he was a man of war.

War stems from man's sin and became part of the human condition from the
very beginning. Because of man's sin, because of the sin that is in every
part of our world, until God brings this world as we know it to an end, war
will ALWAYS be part of the human experience. THERE WILL BE NO PEACE UNTIL
THE PRINCE OF PEACE HIMSELF RETURNS!!!!

We are then faced with this situation. War is a result of man's sinfulness.
It will be part of this world until Christ returns and God brings this world
as we know it to a conclusion. The question becomes, what is the proper
response of a Christian to war. We all know that one of the 10 Commandments
is "thou shalt not murder". War involves killing. On the surface, the
issue seems to be pretty simple. As Christians, we should not be involved
in war since it involves killing. However, God Himself, ordered His
children to war and specifically ordered them to kill on many occasions.
This seems to be a gross contradiction. No matter what anyone leads you to
believe, the Bible does NOT contradict itself...EVER!!

The 10 Commandments were given to people, to individuals. In every case
where God ordered His people to war, it was against an enemy who had no
desire for peace, had no desire to settle their disputes amicably, and
actually had the goal of destroying God's people from the face of the earth.
War became a defensive measure against the destruction of God's people.
There are many examples I can use, but does anyone think Adolph Hitler would
have been stopped had it not been for the military effort that defeated his
armies?

When studying the Bible, context is critical. When studying the Bible,
taking the whole counsel of God into consideration is vital to properly
understand it. That is why I share often that you have to read the entire
book so you get a feel, an understanding of the nature of God. There is no
doubt God is a God of peace. Peace was the perfection into which we were
created. However, God is also a God of judgment, and often, God uses His
people as instruments of His judgment.

We can never know completely the mind of God, or fully comprehend His plans,
but it is clear in reading the Bible God often used His people in acts of
war to preserve them from destruction. He also used His people to exercise
judgment on those who were
the enemies of God, and further His plan that all who would believe might
know the gift of everlasting life through their faith in Him.

That brings us to today and our current situation. As Christians, how
should we respond to the fact our nation is involved in war, which includes
the killing of innocent men, women, and children. This of course, is the
key argument of those who say we should not be involved in war, since
innocent people will die. It is impossible to understand this issue without
accepting God and His plan. It is impossible without accepting the Bible as
God's inspired, inerrant Word. You must realize that life is everlasting.

This time here on this earth is but for a brief few years. In light of
eternity, whether we live 1 day, 1 year, 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, or
100 years, really makes little difference. Our purpose is NOT to see how
long we can live, but find our faith in Christ and fulfill our God-given
purpose to serve and glorify Him with whatever time we do have. The fact is,
we all will die. Some through natural causes in old age. Some by disease.
Some by accidents. Some through war. Regardless of how, we ALL will die
one day. Which is why I try to remind you often, tomorrow is promised to
nobody. We must treat each day like the gift from God it is. That is why
the Bible says "today is the day of salvation". You may not have the chance
to repent and come to know Christ tomorrow.

It is very sad that people are dying from this conflict we are in. But the
fact is, over 3,000 innocent people died on US soil on September 11th. The
fact is,
people in this world die each day because of wars between nations and people
who disagree with each other on a wide array of issues. That is why we must
all do our part each day to share the love and hope we have in Christ so
that people worldwide have the opportunity to accept Him by faith so their
eternal home with God is insured.

My personal belief through the study of the Scriptures is that God hates
war, but allows it much like He allows other evils born out of the sin in
our world. Romans 8:28 tells us that "..in all things God works for the
good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose."
Does God enjoy the evils that exist in this world due to sin? NO!!! Never
forget that God is ALWAYS on His throne and always in control. Nothing
happens that God does not allow. He can take the evil of man, and use it to
fulfill His plan and purpose.

Also, don't forget that while we look at events in relation to time, God is
not bound by time and the events of this world are but a blip in eternity to
Him. One day, very soon, God will step in and bring to a conclusion this
world as we know it. In the meantime, because of sin, there will always be
evil and the by products of evil. However, God will always use events, even
horrible events to further His plan and purpose for man to know Him by
faith.

***We as a nation have every right, and even responsibility to defend
ourselves from those who would destroy us. Much like the children of Israel
had a right and responsibility to defend themselves from those nations that
would try to destroy them, there are evil forces in this world who would
love to see the United States cease to exist. Thankfully, our forefathers
understood this and defended our country to their death so that we could
enjoy the great freedom and liberty we enjoy today. It is now our turn to
defend this nation from its enemies to insure that our children have the
same freedoms should the Lord tarry in His return.

God has used our nation in a great way in the fulfillment of His plans and
purpose. Should we continue to honor Him, and glorify Him as a nation, I
have no doubt that we will continue to be part of His plan. That is why I
am sure God will be with this nation in this war on terror, since we are
simply defending ourselves from people in the world who would see us
destroyed. *People who have no desire for peace!

I love you and care about you very much. I realize out of the over
2,000,000+ who get this Devotional worldwide, many will disagree with what I
have said today. All I can do is implore you to dig into the Scriptures.
Read throughout the Old Testament those passages that involve wars. Be
careful in many of the passages both in the Old and New Testaments, to
insure the context of the passage is referring to individuals or to nations.
There are many places God is speaking directly to nations, and others, where
He is clearly speaking to individuals. I know that there will continue to
be division on this issue.

The fact is, no matter how you feel, war is with us until God decides to
bring things to an end. There will be no real peace, until the Prince of
Peace returns. As a nation, we must defend ourselves from those who would
destroy us. But in so doing, we must insure
that we remain a nation that honors and serves the God of Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob. As individuals, we must get serious not only about cleaning up
our own lives, but doing so in order God can use us to minister to the lost
and hurting. I believe deep down time is very short. We must take
advantage of whatever time is left do be about our Father's business.

May God continue to richly bless the United States, and all the nations of
the world that honor Him. May God bless and instill wisdom to our leaders.
May God bless and protect the men and women of the armed services from all
the nations who support us in this action to rid the world of terrorism.
May God bless those people who will be caught in the middle of this
conflict, and may they find peace as they look to Him for comfort. Lastly,
may God pour out His love to those who have turned their hearts against Him,
that they may know His love and by faith receive the gift of everlasting
life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


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DAILY DEVOTIONAL MONDAY JANUARY 10, 2005
(Genesis 1:27, 1 Timothy 2:9, Proverbs 31:10, 31:30)

According to the world, women are nothing more than sex objects. The
entertainment and advertising industries that play such a huge role in
shaping our culture have made it clear that women are nothing more than sex
objects. Through television, radio, movies, music, the internet, and
advertising, women are portrayed as sex toys. Our culture today says that a
woman has to have a great body, show off as much of it as possible, and is
alive simply for the pleasure of men. I have been wondering when women will
finally speak up and say , "NO MORE!!!" Well, today, I am!!!

Beyonce of Destiny's Child professes to be a Christian. Only God knows her
heart, but what is the good of standing on stage and thanking Jesus one
moment, then seconds later slithering on the floor with virtually nothing
on, exposing her body to the world, and singing about illicit sex? Women
like Beyonce have literally sold their soul to the god of this world for a
few moments of fame and millions of dollars that can buy you whatever this
world has to offer, but not the true joy, peace, and abundance that is only
available when we are living our lives for Jesus. Sadly, there is an
endless supply of women more than willing to sell themselves to be exploited
for their sexuality on television, in movies, in the music world, over the
internet, and in ads.

Appalling to me has been the trend, especially in the last 5 years, in the
Christian music world where young women, trying to compete to be "famous,"
are being exploited by record companies in the same way women in the secular
music industry are exploited. Young women who are singing about Jesus, yet
dressing and dancing no different than Britney and Christina. Also, Memo to
Women: The church is not a nightclub! Please, when you dress for church,
stop by a mirror before you leave the house and honestly ask yourself if you
are dressed to attract men to your body or modestly as God's Word instructs.

It is women as much as men who support the entertainment and advertising
industries. Women faithfully watch the television programs, go to the
movies, purchase the CD's and concert tickets, visit the websites, and
consume the products sold by advertisers that are exploiting women purely
for their sexuality. Women as much as men have been brainwashed that they
are nothing more than sex objects. They affirm this through their willing
participation in, and support of, the entertainment and advertising
industries that portray women predominantly as sex objects.

I am amused that on such a critical issue, the women's rights groups have
nothing to say. Rather than speak up on a legitimate issue like this, they
are busy working for satan to insure women have the right to kill their baby
if they want to. Rather than speaking out as women are sexually exploited
by the entertainment and advertising industries, portrayed as whores, they
spend their time and energy telling women that after you have exercised your
"power" to have as much sex with as many people as you want, it is perfectly
acceptable to go out and kill your baby when you get pregnant from all of
that promiscuous sex.

One of the things God has called me to do in these last days is to stand up
in the town square and clearly, boldly, expose the lies of satan and share
the truth of God's Word with this lost world. Jesus identified satan as a
liar in John 8:44, and one of satan's goals is to tell the lie loud enough
and long enough, that people believe the lie to be the truth. GOD IS TRUTH!
When the lie of satan is contrasted with the truth of God, it cannot stand.
The truth will win every time. The only way the truth loses is when people
are too afraid to stand up and proclaim it! Well, today I am without fear
telling you that the lie says a woman is nothing more than a sex object,
while God says a woman is created in His very image and has eternal value
and worth!!!

Women, I am speaking to you today. It is up to YOU to stand up and say, "NO
MORE" to this lie from satan. You are NOT a sex object, alive simply for
the pleasure of men. For those who have been blessed and gifted by God to
act, you have got to say NO to those roles on television and in the movies
that portray you as just a sex object. For those who have the gift to sing,
you have got to say NO to singing songs that promote everything God is
against. When you perform, don't dress like you are working in a strip
joint and don't use choreography that makes it look like you are having sex.
For those who have been blessed with what the advertising world considers
beauty, you don't have to allow yourself to be exploited sexually just to
sell some product.

WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT AND ADVERTISING INDUSTRIES HAVE GOT TO DECIDE IF
SELLING THEMSELVES IS WORTH THE FEW MOMENTS OF FAME AND LITTLE MONEY THAT IT
MAY BRING.

All women can have a voice. You can say "NO MORE" by not watching
television programs, going to moves, buying music, going to websites,
purchasing products where women are being exploited sexually. As long as
you watch, as long as you listen, as long as you buy, the entertainment and
advertising industries will continue to treat women as nothing more than sex
objects!

Men, we don't get a pass either, after all, WE ARE THE PRIMARY TARGET
AUDIENCE! Between the confusion over our God-given roles, the lack of a
strong male figure in the lives of many young men, the instant access of
porn, we are the ones who have bought the lie that women are nothing more
than sex objects, simply alive for our pleasure. Most men have no idea how
special a woman is. They look at women simply as an object of lust and
sexual desire. This is the lie the world has told us loud enough and long
enough, that today we believe it to be true.

As long as men continue to be consumers of what the entertainment and
advertising industries put out, these industries will continue to tell us
that women are nothing more than sex objects. Remember this men, the woman
you are lusting after is somebody's mother, somebody's daughter, somebody's
sister, somebody's granddaughter! That woman was created by God, not for
your lusts and desires, but to serve and glorify Him with their life.

I love you and care about you so much. Women, you are NOT sex objects. You
have been created in the very image of God and have eternal worth. He loves
you, and you are His perfect creation. God did not create you to be a toy
for men's passions, but to serve and glorify Him with your lives.
Regardless of what the world calls beauty, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL because of who
you are in Christ! It is Christ, not the world that makes you beautiful.
It is the unconditional love God has for you that makes you special, not how
many men lust after you. You are not on this earth to please men, but
please God. Women, you are created in the image of God, daughters of a
King, with an eternal inheritance worth more than all of the gold and silver
this world can offer. Don't sell your body for the scraps of this world
when you already have the riches of Heaven!

I will be praying for you today. For those women gifted and fortunate
enough to work in the entertainment and advertising industries, I will pray
for you to have the courage to say no when asked to exploit yourself
sexually. For all women, I pray that you will be aware of how women are
being sold to this world as nothing more than sex objects and that you will
not support those entertainment and advertising entitles that exploit women
in this way. For men, I pray that we will open our hearts and realize that
women were not put on this earth for us to lust after and conquer sexually.
THE ONLY WOMAN WE ARE ALLOWED TO DESIRE AND HAVE SEXUALLY IS OUR WIFE!!!
ALL OTHER WOMEN ARE OFF LIMITS!!!

From the beginning of man, women have been treated as nothing more than sex
objects. The entertainment and adverting industries of our day continue to
exploit women in this way. The key is to see men and women saved and come
to an understanding of who
they are in Christ. A woman is not a sex toy, but an amazing creation of
God made in His image. She has been created to serve God with her life.
The lie of satan is that a woman is simply a sex object. It is time for men
and women who know the Truth to stand up and say, NO MORE!"


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