***TODAY, I AM DOING SOMETHING THAT I HAVE NEVER DONE IN NEARLY 8 YEARS OF LIVEPRAYER!!! I’ve told you often that satan is very predictable. I had NO
DOUBT that after the incredible door God opened to share His Truth and the hope of Christ with Howard Stern’s audience for an hour Monday night, satan was going to be coming hard. What happened Monday night was the equivalent of preaching the Gospel in a Mosque, in a strip club, in a packed nightclub on a Saturday night. It was literally walking into satan’s house, eating the food out of his refrigerator, sitting in his favorite chair, and watching his television.
I spent Wednesday fasting and took several hours that evening when I would normally be sleeping to go into my prayer closet. I was not only praying for God’s protection from whatever attacks we would be experiencing, but as I have been praying for months now, for God to give us the breakthrough we need to get the TV program back on across this country before that door slams shut. I have been praying specifically for God to bring one person along side who has the $5 million we need to sustain the program for 6 months so that it can than live on its own, or to bring me one person who has the vision and burden for what we are doing, and the ability, gifts, and connections to put together a group who can give the $5 million we need.
I know God has someone reading this today who either has the personal resources to meet this need, or the ability to put together a group of people who do. I have been praying for that person to step up and let God use them in a way that will literally impact tens of millions of lives across the nation, and could even be the vehicle to bring true revival to this nation and cause us to repent and turn back to God! That is what this is about. Not a TV program, but a vehicle to reach the nation with His Truth and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ!
*THE WHOLE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH STERN’S MILLIONS OF LISTENERS WAS THE PRODUCT OF THE 10 WEEKS WE WERE ON NATIONWIDE LAST YEAR. HAVING THE ONLY “LIVE” DAILY NATIONWIDE PROGRAM THAT DEALS WITH THE ISSUES IN THIS WORLD AND IN PEOPLE’S LIVES FROM A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW WILL GIVE US EVEN GREATER OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE CHRIST WITH MANY DIVERSE AUDIENCES. THERE IS NOBODY ON SECULAR TV COMBATING THE VIEWS OF ROSIE OR ANY OF THE OTHER FALSE HOPE
MERCHANTS. WHY DO YOU THINK SATAN IS FIGHTING THIS SO HARD???
Wednesday night, we had 3 of our mail servers literally die within 10 minutes of each other. It caused incredible delays in getting the Thursday Daily Devotional out. I am not surprised since that Thursday Devotional was one of the most passionate and Spirit-led I have ever written in sharing what my life and Livepayer is all about…SAVING SOULS! After much prayer, the Holy Spirit has led me to do something I have never done in nearly 8 years, and that is repeat the next day the previous days Devotional.
However, what I want you to do today is pray, really pray, before you read these words. It is no accident you are reading them again! Ask God to open your spiritual eyes. I don’t want you to just read the words, but HEAR MY HEART as I pour it out to you in the words There is a lost world out there, with people dying and going to hell every second. Many of these people are perishing for all eternity needlessly, simply because nobody ever really reached out to them and invaded their life and told them there are answers,
there is hope in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
This message is not about a trip to New York City, or doing an hour radio special on Howard Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio channel, or a nationwide TV program. THIS MESSAGE IS ABOUT REACHING THE LOST SOULS WE HAVE BEEN COMMANDED BY GOD TO BRING THE GOSPEL TO! So I am begging you, please, take 10 minutes, stop what you are doing, pray and ask God to open your heart, and hear HIS VOICE in these words. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support. Thank you for standing with me as we boldly, visibly, and without shame take Christ to this nation!!!!
“Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.’ ” John 4:35
Into the lion’s den. This is going to be a little different Devotional
today than most days. It is more a collection of my personal thoughts about
my trip to New York City, the Liveprayer special on Howard Stern’s Sirius
Satellite Radio channel, and God’s calling on my life. Please pray, and
open your heart as you read these words today. What I am sharing with you
really encapsulates the whole vision of what Liveprayer is about and the
vision God has given me for His work here. I can tell you this, I have come
back from NYC and the Stern experience even more focused, more sold out and
fired up about what God has called me to do with my life . The past few
days were God’s clear affirmation on all that we have done through
Liveprayer for nearly 8 years now and the green light to move forward in
bringing His Truth to the masses and the hope of Christ to the lost and
Let me start first with my reflections on being in New York City. Twenty
years ago when I was running from God, I made many trips to NYC for business
and pleasure. This was my first trip to NYC since going into the ministry.
Obviously, I had a whole new perspective and saw things with a very
different mindset. My wife and I flew to NYC on Saturday evening and were
blessed to be staying at the Trump International at Central Park. I
remember getting up early Sunday and looking out over Central Park, watching
the tens of thousands of people in the park walking, running, riding their
bikes, and walking their dogs. For a second, God gave me “spiritual eyes,”
and instead of seeing tens of thousands of people, I saw tens of thousands
of souls! So many of them simply living their lives oblivious to the fact
that they would die one day soon and spend eternity in hell.
How sad and how unnecessary. Jesus already paid the price for the sins of
all mankind. Watching the throngs of people in Central Park that Sunday
morning, my heart was breaking knowing so many of them would perish for all
eternity when they could just as easily be heading towards a mansion in
Glory when their life here is over. Some, of course, have heard and
rejected God’s love. Many have bought the lies of different false
religions, cults, and New Age philosophies. However, there were so many who
have simply never clearly heard that Jesus loves them, died for their sins,
and has a wonderful plan and purpose for their life. Every day, so many
people die and go to hell needlessly because they have simply never been
confronted and challenged and given the opportunity to commit their lives to
Sunday night my wife and I went to dinner and we had to drive through Times
Square. As we sat in the taxi, crawling along Broadway inch by inch, I was
mesmerized by the endless attempts to get my attention. A 50 foot picture
of P-Diddy advertising his clothing line. Huge billboards advertising
Broadway shows and the newest movies. Huge lit banners promoting Sony,
Nike, Revlon, and scores of other products. Several 20-30 foot TV monitors
playing ads for cars, jeans, alcohol, and various TV programs. It was
actually sensory overload as these Madison Avenue creations were all
competing for the hundreds of thousands of eyeballs in Times Square.
As I sat there taking it all in, something was clearly missing in all of
these images. Glaringly absent was any message that when you are hurting,
dealing with life’s problems, there are answers and hope in Jesus. THERE
WAS NOTHING, NOT EVEN ONE SIGN, TELLING PEOPLE THAT JESUS IS THEIR HOPE AND
ANSWER! P-Diddy won’t save anyone’s soul. Sony won’t save your marriage.
Nike isn’t going to help you find freedom from some addiction. Versace
wants to take your money not help you when you need to pay your mortgage.
Chivas Regal is not the answer you need. Where is the vision of the Body of
Christ? In the midst of all the bright lights, the billboards, the modern
day electronics, the only real hope and answer for people’s lives WAS
( I assure you, one day VERY SOON, Liveprayer WILL have a very visible
presence in Times Square and Jesus will be represented!!!)
Monday afternoon, I had the joy of spending some time with a man who is part
of the Liveprayer family who has sacrificed greatly to help us reach the
lost and hurting people around the world we do each day. His office was on
5th Avenue across from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I mentioned to him that St.
Pat’s would be an incredible place to open up during the day and night and
hold a great revival. What a wasted facility. Again, as we talked, I
looked at the teeming masses down on 5th Avenue, seeing lost souls, not
people. So many lost souls on a conveyor belt to hell, many oblivious of
what awaits them when they take their last breath. I told my friend that
while it is great we go to foreign countries to bring those people the
Gospel, we don’t need to go any further than next door to reach the lost for
Christ. I’ve stated before, the greatest mission field in 2007 is not some
remote jungle or isolated country, but right here in the United States!
The hour special on Howard Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio channel Monday
night was exactly what I expected, and other than having two of the people
live in the studio with me, pretty much what I deal with each night on the
Liveprayer TV program. If you have not heard the program, the audio for the
hour special is located at: http://www.liveprayer.com/stern1.cfm In the
aftermath of the program, we received over 2200 emails for prayer, 80% were
from people who were seriously looking for prayer, counsel and guidance. We
had 5 people we know of pray with me at the end of the program to accept the
Lord. One person summed it up pretty well when he stated” When I heard that
Howard Stern let a man preach the Bible and Jesus to his audience I knew
hell had just frozen over and there had to be a God!”
In the end, Stern and his audience are all just people. Clearly many have
thoroughly rejected God’s Truth and Christ’s love, but they still have
problems, trials, issues like all people do. In their time of need, many
are willing to reach out. I was there to do what I do every day here on
Liveprayer.com and on the TV program each night, reach the masses with God’s
Truth and the lost and hurting to let them know they are not alone, someone
cares, and there is hope. One of Stern’s regulars who was with me in the
studio was a man they call “Jeff the drunk.” Jeff had a car accident years
ago and lost the use of his right arm. Every day Jeff drinks and smokes pot
and is literally floating through life until he dies.
After Jeff got past his persona and I was able to get him to really open up
(Howard actually called in and was supportive of Jeff reaching out. That
was one of the amazing moments of the hour.), he admitted he would love to
be a carpenter. I got all of Jeff’s information after the program. He
actually lives in E. Berne, outside of Albany, New York. I have made it my
mission to get Jeff into some sort of carpenter’s apprentice program in
Albany and plugged into a church that will truly reach out to him and help
him find the hope he needs each day to turn his life around. So if anyone
in the Liveprayer family is in the Albany area, please let me know (email me
at: email@example.com ).
The rest of the program consisted of a man who had a sex change operation
and clearly had no desire to change his very confused life and a prostitute
from Montana who thinks she is the Messiah and was also not interested in
any real help. They were both part of Howard’s infamous “Wack Pack.” The
phone calls were across the board, no different than what I get every night
on the TV program. One that stood out said he had called to make fun of
the program but after hearing Jeff and the fact we were gong to try and help
him turn his life around, decided not to. I closed the program like I do my
TV program every night, asking people to think about their eternal souls and
giving them the opportunity to accept the Lord as their personal Savior by
faith. All in all, it was a great hour and the name of Jesus was lifted up
I love you and care about you so much. This was a powerful weekend for me
personally. As motivated and pumped up as I am every day to do all God has
called me to do, I came back Tuesday even more fired up. I didn’t think was
possible. I have an even greater sense of urgency in what we are doing in
these last days. Having literally seen the lost masses I speak of so often,
it has given me a greater passion and desire to reach those who are hurting
and will die and spend eternity in hell without the Lord. I have the
answers they are searching for, God’s Word, and I can point them to the hope
they want, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
Getting the TV program back on nationwide before that door closes for good
is my number one priority right now. As I shared with you last week, the
deal with the group in California is dead. They were supposed to have
raised the money by the end of January. I gave them until the end of
February and they were not successful, so I executed my “out” clause for
non-performance, realizing this must not have been part of God’s plan for
us. By far the best plan and only legitimate nationwide secular broadcast
distribution option for the program is on the “i” Network.
We have worked out a rate of apx $36,000 a program, which to reach 90
million of the 100 million TV households in the nation for an hour on major
broadcast stations in the top 25 markets and many more, plus cable and
satellite, is a very reasonable price. To do the program for 6 months would
cost us $4.6 million in airtime and $400,000 in productions costs. Bottom
line, only $5 million dollars to reach the nation for an hour a day, 5 days
a week, for 26 weeks! Some companies spend that on a single high profile ad
campaign, many people spend that on the things of this world that they will
ultimately leave behind.
Pray that we can find the right person or group who will give us the $5
million we need to get the program back on nationwide. It would only take a
small group of men and women God has blessed financially to do it. Pray
that the Lord will bring the right company or business who could benefit
from advertising to the Liveprayer TV and Internet audience and has the
resources and vision to be part of this unique move of God to bring His
Truth and the hope of Christ to a nation who so desperately needs Him today.
In the world’s economy, $5 million is very little. Having just come back
from New York City, there are tens of thousands of individuals and
businesses who could write a $5 million dollar check and never miss it.
There are people reading these words right now who have the ability to write
a check for that amount. Please pray about who you know who might be able
to help me.
I am convinced that if we can have an unabated run of 6 months, we will have
the ratings and attract the attention necessary to bring on board the right
commercial sponsors who will see the great value in reaching the Liveprayer
TV and Internet audience to keep the program going long term. The biggest
problem in TV is finding a program people will watch. We have a very unique
problem, since we have created a very successful program that people love,
but due to the content (the Biblical worldview I take), we have to find the
right companies who care about seeing the Kingdom advanced, have the money,
and almost as important the guts to stand with me.
Nearly 20 years ago, I started out my walk of faith in serving the Lord.
God equipped and called me as a 21st century prophet to use the Internet,
secular television to bring the lost and hurting masses His Truth and hope.
I don’t have buildings, or mansions, or airplanes like so many who were
chronicled in that 20/20 piece last week. You see, I am not interested in
raising money for the things of this world that will one day be gone, but in
using the resources of this world to see lost souls rerouted from
everlasting damnation to everlasting life though faith in Jesus Christ. God
let me physically see those lost souls last weekend, He let me go into the
lion’s den and come out victorious, and it has only made me more determined
to bring Jesus to this lost world until I take my last breath and He calls
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller firstname.lastname@example.org