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Judge George W. Bush By His Works Christians

Posted by Job on April 30, 2007

I have to be honest, I didn’t even know that it was THIS bad. See the link below to find out how Christians should REALLY regard George W. Bush. http://soldierservant.wordpress.com/2007/04/29/president-bush-bad-fruits-versus-good-fruits/

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The Comfort Of The Holy Spirit

Posted by Job on April 30, 2007

Today’s Broadcast Faith For the Family Listen Online Podcast

BIBLE MEDITATION: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Comforter. Whenever peace enters your heart in the midst of grief, whenever joy enters your heart in the midst of a trial, whenever you see evidence of His life in yours, you can be sure the Holy Spirit is flowing through your life. Can He forget you? Never. The seal of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, is on your life if you are His child. Whenever you pass through a room or walk through a crowd, His oil of gladness sends a sweet aroma of Christ through the air!

ACTION POINT: Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-5. How can you show the comfort of Christ to someone who is hurting?  visit lwf.org 

Do you know Jesus?

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Building On A Firm Foundation

Posted by Job on April 30, 2007

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV)

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 1 Corinthians 3:10 (NIV)

Recently, while on my daily walk, I passed by a new housing development in the rocky terrain of Muskoka. I took the time to observe a workman who was putting the cribbing in place to pour a foundation for a new structure. He was meticulously clearing all of the dirt from the rock with a broom. I reasoned that the purpose for cleaning the rock was to ensure that the base was clear of substances that would prevent the concrete from bonding to the rock. His task as workman on the job was to take the proper steps so that the foundation would be properly laid for the structure that would rise from that foundation.

Watching the workman at his trade brought to mind today’s Scripture passages, the one from Matthew, about the wise and foolish builders, and the other from 1 Corinthians, about being careful how we build. It occurred to me that the workman as an expert builder was a wise tradesman laying a foundation upon which someone else — a carpenter — would build a building.

The simple act of watching the workman go about his trade spoke to me. The thought emerged in my mind, as though written on a slate for me to read, that, as I live my life each day, I must be sure of the foundation on which I build my faith. I walked on from that encounter knowing that I must be careful of how and what I build on that firm foundation. Faith built on a solid foundation will stand up to those things that beat against us in daily life.

Father, You have shown us how to build and grow. Teach us, O Lord, to build on a firm foundation that will not crash when the winds of life beat upon us. By Your grace may we have the wisdom and the understanding to build carefully and wisely each day.

Garnet Schenk
Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada  © PCC Web all rights reserved

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Test Your Bible Knowledge By Taking The Miracles Quiz!

Posted by Job on April 30, 2007

Please click on this link www.christianet.com/bible/miracles.htm to take the quiz.

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To Win The Battle Against Abortion, Focus On The Church, Not The State

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

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***JESUS SAID, “I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE!”  It was wonderful to see American
Idol raise well over $30 million last week to feed hungry children in Africa
and the U.S.  It is easy to see that need and rally people to get involved.
Sadly, it is not as easy to see the human soul that, without Jesus, is going
to die and spend eternity in hell. What we do every day here at Liveprayer
is feed people around the world with the bread of life.  Sadly, most people
aren’t interested since they can’t see a soul that is thirsting for the
words of Life. 

***TV SHOW ARCHIVES  ( http://www.liveprayer.com/archives.cfm ):  The most
recent 5 TV programs are available for On-Demand viewing for free at the
“Show Archives” link on the Liveprayer.com homepage.  Last Friday was one of
those rare nights when I had a guest with me.  Mary came to share her
testimony of how God delivered her from an abusive marriage as I dealt with
the whole issue of spousal abuse.  It was a POWERFUL program and from the
calls and emails afterwards, was used by God to impact many lives!

***THIS DEVOTIONAL TODAY IS ABOUT LIFE AND MUCH MORE.  IT IS ABOUT THE
SPIRITUAL SOUL OF OUR NATION AND THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN.  PLEASE, PRAY AND
ASK GOD TO PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR THIS POWERFUL WORD TODAY, AND FORWARD IT
TO EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW.  THIS ONE DEVOTIONAL COULD LITERALLY BE A
CATALYST TO TURN THIS NATION BACK TO GOD AND TO BRING MILLIONS OF SOULS TO
FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!

A victory for life!  Over the past few weeks, lost in the important news
that dominated the headlines like shock jock Dom Imus getting fired for
saying the same crude and cruel things he has been saying for over 30 years,
lesbian rights activist Rosie announcing she would leave “The View” because
Disney won’t pay her ten million dollars a year to spew her anti-Christian,
anti-government views, and actor Alec Baldwin’s despicable rant against his
11-year-old child in the backdrop of a nasty divorce and custody fight with
his ex actress Kim Basinger, was the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the
nationwide ban outlawing a specific procedure used in partial birth
abortions.

The positive side of this ruling is that it is the first Federal ruling in a
generation to curb the legalized slaughter of innocent babies.  Both of
President Bush’s two appointees to the Supreme Court voted to uphold the
nationwide ban in a 5-4 ruling.  While this means nothing in regard to the
ultimate fight of overturning Roe vs. Wade and taking the Federal government
out of the business of killing innocent babies, sending that issue back to
each individual state to decide, it is the first positive ruling at the
Federal level since the practice of infanticide became legal in 1973.

Let me make sure that you understand exactly what the Supreme Court ruled.
They outlawed a procedure, generally used to end pregnancies in the second
and third trimester that involves partially removing the LIVING baby intact
from a woman’s uterus, then crushing or cutting its skull and sucking the
baby’s brain out to complete the abortion.  Opponents of the procedure call
it partial-birth abortion.

Just so you know, abortion at any stage by any method involves the murder of
an innocent baby.  After the ruling, I sat and watched the pro-death
proponents whining and crying that this act of human torture was now
illegal.  They are petrified this ruling will lead to the Federal government
making it illegal to kill babies!  How sick is this nation?  We deserve
whatever punishment God metes out…and more!

*EVERYONE needs to take 55 seconds and go to this link on the Liveprayer.com
homepage,
http://www.liveprayer.com/abortion.cfm   On that link is a 55
second video clip of an actual abortion being performed.  If you have not
watched it, YOU MUST!  This is what happens to over 4,000 innocent babies
EVERY DAY in this nation!  You need to see with your own eyes what this is
really all about.  Since God led me to get this footage and put it on the
website over a year ago, we have had well over 1,000 emails now from women
who were contemplating having an abortion, watched the video, and changed
their mind (Watch the incredible testimony of baby Delilah also on that same
link).  Despite the several death threats and scathing emails I get every
month just from having that video on my website, I want the world to see
what really happens to millions of babies here in the United Sates and
around the world every year!

Sadly, unless someone emerges out of nowhere, none of the leading Democratic
or Republican candidates for President in 2008 who have a legitimate chance
to win (they have the machine and money) are pro life.  They all dance
around this issue, playing word games that they don’t believe in abortion
“but will uphold a woman’s right to choose,” code language for killing
babies.  What is the choice?  It is to either let your baby live or to kill
the child.  You are either pro life or pro death.

While a Democrat in the White House will appoint only judges to the Supreme
Court during their time in office who will continue the Federal government
legalizing infanticide, don’t be fooled by the rhetoric of whoever wins the
Republican nomination either.  Again, the ones who have a legitimate chance
to win that nomination and get elected (Sen. McCain or Rudy Giuliani) are
pro death, even though they both want people to believe they will appoint
Supreme Court justices who would take a pro-life position.

If abortion is to be abolished, it will have to be done the same way slavery
was abolished, through the church not government!  It will take the people
to rise up and say no more killing  babies.  That of course will take unity
and leadership, and as I have shared with you often, something the church
does NOT have and why our nation is in spiritual freefall.  I believe it
will take a real revival in this nation, a real move of the Holy Spirit to
turn our country around spiritually, and in that process see the legalized
slaughter of babies outlawed.

I AM MORE CONVINCED EVERY DAY THAT THIS MOVE OF GOD’S SPIRIT WILL START
OUTSIDE THE CHURCH, AND THEN BRING ALONG THE TRUE CHURCH THAT HAS NOT BOWED
ITS KNEE TO BAAL AND GIVEN  ITSELF OVER TO SIN!  I AM ALSO MORE CONVINCED
EVERY DAY THAT LIVEPRAYER IS ONE THE VEHICLE GOD WILL USE TO MAKE THIS
HAPPEN!

LIVEPRAYER IS USING THE INTERNET AND SECULAR TV IN A WAY NOBODY ELSE IS.  I
CAN’T TELL YOU WHY NOBODY HAS ABANDONED THE CHRISTIAN TROUGH AND SOUGHT TO
USE THE INTERNET TO UNIFY THE BODY OF CHRIST AND BRING GOD’S TRUTH TO THIS
DYING WORLD, OR WHY NOBODY HAS SOUGHT TO USE THE SECULAR TELEVISION NETWORKS
TO RALLY BELIEVERS AND BRING THIS LOST AND HURTING WORLD THE TRUTH OF GOD’S
WORD AND THE LOST TO THE SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST.

LIVEPRAYER IS A SOVEREIGN MOVE OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT.  IT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN
BILL KELLER, I AM JUST PART OF THE PLAN.  LIVEPRAYER IS NOT BOUND BY THE
MAN-MADE DIVISIONS FOUND IN THE CHURCH AND MOST MINISTRIES.  THERE ARE AS
MANY BAPTISTS AS METHODISTS AS CATHOLICS AS PENTECOSTALS WHO ARE PART OF THE
LIVEPRAYER FAMILY.  THE LIVEPRAYER FAMILY CONSISTS OF BLACK AND WHITE,
YELLOW AND BROWN, PEOPLE ON EVERY CONTINENT AND HUNDREDS OF NATIONS AROUND
THE WORLD.  WE HAVE BECOME A UNIFYING AGENT FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST!

I COULD ABANDON THE LOST WORLD AND PREACH TO THE CHOIR LIKE OTHERS DO AND
NEVER WORRY ABOUT MONEY AGAIN.  I COULD EASILY USE THIS MINISTRY TO MAKE
MILLIONS FOR MYSELF.  BUT AFTER NEARLY 20 YEARS, THOSE WHO ARE PART OF
LIVEPRAYER AND KNOW MY HEART, KNOW THAT  I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT MONEY, OR
BEING A CHRISTIAN “STAR.”  MY HEART IS TO DECLARE GOD’S TRUTH AND BRING THE
LOST TO FAITH IN CHRIST!

I WAKE UP EVERY DAY KNOWING THAT THE ONLY REASON THIS UNIQUE MINISTRY EXISTS
IS TO BRING GOD’S TRUTH TO A HURTING WORLD AND THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO THE
LOST.  I ALSO KNOW THAT GOD HAS SUPERNATURALLY BIRTHED AND SUSTAINED THIS
WORK TO BRING THE BODY OF CHRIST TOGETHER AS ONE TO BRING THIS NATION AND
WORLD TO REPENTANCE AND BACK TO GOD AND HIS TRUTH AND THE SALVATION TO THE
LOST THROUGH JESUS!

I love you and care about you so much.  All of the things I have been
telling you for nearly 8 years about the spiritual decay of this world we
live in, have and are coming to pass right before our very eyes.  Simply
preaching from the Bible about the sin of homosexuality will very soon be
against the law..IN THE UNITED STATES!
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55392

I have also told you that the goal of Islam is to destroy ALL infidels, to
wipe them off the very face of the earth.  That means you and your family!
Former CIA Chief George Tenet in a new book, expresses puzzlement that
al-Qaida has not sent  “suicide bombers to cause chaos in a half-dozen
American shopping malls on any given day.”  It is not a matter of if we are
attacked again, only when.  Now more than ever the voice of Liveprayer needs
to be heard in the marketplace to bring people the only Truth and hope there
is!

God made a way last year for the TV program to be on nationally for 10
weeks.  It only took those 10 weeks for me to see the incredible power that
this vehicle could be in bringing the Body of Christ together as one while
preaching the unadulterated Truth of God’s Word to a hurting nation while
giving the lost the only hope they have, Jesus!  Why do you think satan is
fighting with everything he has to keep this program off of the national
stage?  Satan knows that it is a vehicle that without compromise will bring
God’s Truth to the nation and bring millions of souls to faith in Jesus
Christ!

For nearly 8 years now, satan has tried to destroy Liveprayer.com, but it is
God who raised it up and has protected us and sustained us to do what we do
in millions of lives worldwide every single day.  For over 4 years now,
satan has tried to keep the TV program off the air, but it is God who raised
it up and has protected us and sustained us to keep the program alive on the
Viacom owned station in Tampa, the #12 TV market in the nation, which also
allows us to make it accessible to thousands more each day via our website.
THE SAME GOD WILL HELP US TO GET THE TV PROGRAM BACK ON NATIONWIDE AND THEN
WILL PROTECT US AND SUSTAIN THE PROGRAM UNTIL JESUS RETURNS!

Please be praying.  Fast one day this week.  Time is of the essence.  Every
day people are dying and going to hell!  Buildings will
one day be rubble, but souls are eternal!   May God give those who are able this burden and burning
passion for the lost He has given me!

This is one of those rare moments in human history that we have the
opportunity for a few years to impact our world for Christ.  I have given my
very life, literally, these past nearly 20 years to serve the Lord.  I have
held the course God has put me on and done my best to be faithful each day.
Nobody except my wife will ever know the price I’ve paid over the years, but
it is NOTHING compared to the price Jesus paid for my sins and yours.  It is
time.  Now is the season.  Liveprayer is the vehicle.   This is what God
raised me up to do with my few short days of life and I am seeking those He
has called to help me.

It has been literally thousands of people, sacrificing greatly, that has
brought this ministry to where we are today.  We are at the precipice, the
moment is now, and I am simply waiting on the one person God has called to
be obedient and take their stand with me as we take this nation back for God
and bring the lost and hurting the hope and love of Jesus Christ.  Please,
be praying today as that person rises up and answers the call God has on
their life just like I have answered His call on my life, and Liveprayer
becomes that bold and visible instrument in the marketplace for God’s Truth
and the hope of Jesus Christ!

*GOD IS SPEAKING TO ONE OR MANY PEOPLE RIGHT NOW ABOUT TAKING UP THEIR
CROSS, ALLOWING HIM TO USE YOUR TIME AND TALENT TO MAKE A HUGE IMPACT ON
THIS WORLD AND MILLIONS OF LIVES BY MAKING IT YOUR MISSION TO HELP ME RAISE
THIS $5.5 MILLION!  THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU CAN BE PART
OF SOMETHING MUCH GREATER THAN YOURSELF AND MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT FOR ALL
ETERNITY.  IF GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU ABOUT THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:
bkeller@liveprayer.com

Those who follow satan stand for death, those who follow Jesus stand for
life…now and for everlasting!!!

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

If I can help you in any way you can contact me through my personal email at:
bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?  The fact is you will
die one day.  At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or
be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator. 
To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
available via AUDIO each day.  Simply go to
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Also, you can now listen to the Daily Devotional by phone by calling, 1-845-510-2722

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Would You Die For Jesus Christ?

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

For an excellent challenging essay on the topic click here (abmi.wordpress.com/2007/04/20/will-i-or-won%e2%80%99t-i-stand-that-is-the-question/) . Incidentally, ambi.wordpress.com is an excellent candidate for one’s blogroll, feed reader, or similar.

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Let God Wipe Your Tears Away

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

You must click on this link to read the document.

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Love God With All Your Heart Soul And Mind

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

 Today’s Broadcast Learning to Lean Listen Online Podcast 

BIBLE MEDITATION: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. . .” Mark 12:30

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Jesus said of Satan, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44). Satan is a clever liar. In fact, many of his lies sound like the truth. He plays with our minds to confuse us. He lies about the biggest subject of all — God. Satan wants to deceive you about God. If he can distort your idea of God, then beyond the shadow of any doubt he has you in everything else.

ACTION POINT: What does it mean to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind? visit lwf.org 

Do you know Jesus?

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Do Not Rape Women With Your Eyes

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

Job 31:1 – I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Are you the sort who loves to look at the ladies? Like to eye them when they are walking down the street? Size them up when you approach them? Check them out when they are your coworkers, classmates, or in some cases family members? Well fellows, let me be the one to tell you to quit it. First off, please reference the Bible verses above. Second: if no one has told you before let me be the first – WOMEN HATE IT! Do not fool yourself into thinking that they do not notice. The woman that you are sizing up sees you. The woman that you are with (your wife or girlfriend, your sister or mother, your boss or coworker, etc.) sees you. And all the other women see you. They know who you are looking at. They know what body part you are looking at. They know which body parts you look at longest. They can tell based on your facial expressions and bodily reactions (none of which you can control or are even conscious of) the level of approval (or disapproval) of the woman that you are sexually evaluating, why you approve or disapprove of her, and in many cases what you would do with her if you had the chance. Of course, it is already obvious that God knows. But it appears that you may not care so much about what God thinks, since you know what is written in the Bible regarding looking sexually and desiringly at women that are not your wife. You know what consequences the Bible gave with such cases as Jacob’s daughter Tamar (rape and mass murder), David’s daughter (raped by Amnon, resulting in the death of Amnon and a failed coup by Absalom ending in his own death), David and Bathsheba (rape, murder, and a curse on his house), and Solomon (idolatry and the division of Israel), and you know that it is sin. So, even if you lack regard for God in this matter, perhaps you will regard the effects that your actions have on women.

Again, women see guys looking at them and they hate it. Why don’t they do something about it? Well in practice, what can they do? They are surrounded by men in a male – dominated society. So, women are forced to take it as a fact of life. Even the women who wind up courting such attention either do so because they are socialized into this sinful system, or merely out of resignation. Women see being looked at like a piece of meat several times daily as being as much a part of life as is death and taxes. Who likes paying taxes, and (apart from spiritual concerns) who wants to die? The answer is virtually no normal person. 

And, yes, that brings us to the abnormal case of women who actually want to be viewed as sex objects and court such attention. In the vast majority of cases, these women are psychologically and emotionally damaged, which opens the door for spiritual damage. These women are very often dealing with issues regarding low self – esteem, rejection, and rebellion. Some are even using their sexuality as a defense mechanism; a weapon to “fight back against” and control men. And yes, in a frightening number of cases, this is the result of women who have experienced abuse or neglect at some point in their lives, including but not limited to rape and molestation by fathers and other male family members. So, please realize that when you encounter a woman whose dress and behavior is that of one who not only welcomes but appreciates your looking at her body, please realize that in so many cases you are actually profiting from the results of someone who has harmed this woman by sinning against her, and making her condition worse with your own sin. Women who are in this state need to be encouraged to fill the hole that is in their heart with the love and joy of God, not the lusts of the world.

Even women who are not suffering from spiritual wounds often wind up “playing along” because they ultimately wind up conforming to the world. No one wants to be an outcast, no one wants to swim against the tide and be battered by it. But please realize how different our culture is from even a couple of generations ago: you now have preteen girls walking around today wearing what even prostitutes would have hardly worn in public in the 1940s. Ultimately, it is the women who have suffered damage who wind up driving the whole thing. Please read the backgrounds of female celebrities: your actresses, singers, and what not, and see how many have been raped, molested, or have had terrible family relations, especially with their fathers. Those are generally the ones who show very little inhibitions on stage and screen. The non – celebrity women and girls with similar damage emulate them, making it “cool.” And because it is “cool”, pretty much all women who have not rejected the world will follow after it. So, you have normal girls who really have no desire to be stared at by men dressing like women who have an unnatural need for men to stare at and approve of their bodies because they grew up being abused and neglected by men. So, “normal” women wind up being turned into flesh billboards by the same culture of lust and exploitation. But this is the result: after only a little while of walking around leaving little to the imagination and receiving stares (or the lack thereof) from men, they won’t be “normal” anymore. Because of this unwanted attention, they will wind up hating and fearing men.

Some men justify their behavior because of the actions of some women (again, usually spiritually damaged) or just as foolishly because of the actions of very nearly all women in certain situations (i.e. at the beach or in nightclubs or at parties) but the truth is that the man is personally responsible for his sin. Satan is the great justifier, and it is very easy to use the lies of demons to justify openly rebelling against God’s Word and showing open disrespect to all women (especially your spouse) so that you can satisfy your flesh by staring at some woman or girl who is obviously troubled, and thereby arousing the natural competitive instincts in non – troubled (or much less – troubled) women and girls to get some of that attention for themselves. It actually gets so bad that many married women will go out and change their hairstyles, buy more sexually provocative clothing, and get risky, painful, and expensive plastic surgery in order to get their husbands to look at them rather than at other women (or their pornographic images, and yes, that does include the softcore variety). Now of course, this does not guarantee that the husband will pay more attention, but it WILL guarantee that other men will. And of course, when some 12 year old girl desperate for a “boyfriend” because she is lonely because her parents are spending more time working and pursuing their vanities than bringing her up in the Lord sees all the men and boys looking at some 40 year old woman that has been married for 20 years and has kids older than her that has now taken to dressing like some rock music video vixen, well guess who has just found a role model! And when she gets her “boyfriend” by doing such a thing, guess who is going to be the role model for all of the other girls who want attention or status at her school?

At some point, Christian men need to stop enjoying the sins of this corrupt world and start realizing that everything that is in the Bible is there for a reason. The current condition of the culture is doing nothing but creating more and more victims out of women AND men. Do we want to contribute to more and more girls getting raped, molested, and abused? Do you want to add to the mental, emotional, and spiritual problems of so many women? Do you want to increase the needless tension in your marriage? And for those of you with daughters … ever wonder what your staring down every skirt that crosses your path EVEN IN CHURCH makes her think of you? Of men? Of the God that she calls her Father? (No wonder paganism and other religious movements – including some in the Christian church – that offer women the chance to worship feminine “gods” is gaining so much popularity.) Men of God, sin has consequences, and that includes something that seems so harmless and is so publicly accepted – even rewarded – as the roving eye. Well, remember: Eve had the roving eye too in the Garden of Eden … the lust of the eyes as a matter of fact, and it helped cause the fall of man. Therefore, Christian men today need to consider all of the things that THEY may be destroying with their eyes, and therefore run away from this manner of temptation; to resist the devil so that he will flee from them.

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Marriage For Better Or Worse Part II: Divorce Is A Sin Against God!

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

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Please see Part I (healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/04/28/marriage-for-better-or-worse-part-i) of this devotional.
“For better, for worse.”  Divorce is not part of God’s plan for marriage.
As you can imagine, one of the issues I get thousands of prayer requests
about every day is divorce.  Well over 50% of marriages end in divorce, and
sadly that percentage is no different for people who are in the church.
There is so much weak and watered down teaching on this issue that involves
well over 1/2 of the people in our society that I want to deal with the key
points today.
The most important thing to understand about divorce is that it was never,
is not now, nor ever will be part of God’s plan for marriage.  God clearly
expresses His feelings on divorce in Malachi 2:16 by simply stating that “He
hates divorce.”  Divorce is a sin, period.  The biggest misconception about
divorce comes from the poor teaching that there are Biblical reasons for
divorce.  This is mainly due to a misunderstanding of the passages in
Matthew chapters 5 and 19 where it appears like adultery is a legitimate
reason to get divorced.

Let me say this as clear and concise as I can.  There are NO, ZERO, NADA
reasons for divorce.  Marriage is a LIFETIME commitment.  I have performed
dozens of weddings over my years in the ministry and have never yet said
“till death do us part… unless.”  There are no “unlesses” in the marriage
vows you make to your spouse and to God.  The exception for adultery is NOT
from God, it is an exception from man.  It comes from the Jewish laws of
marriage and divorcement and is a MAN-MADE reason for divorce.

One of the sad issues many men and women face in marriage is abuse.
Physical, verbal, emotional, mental, and sexual are all forms of abuse.  Let
me be clear on this.  God DOES NOT expect a person to stay in a living
environment where they are being abused in any way.  That is never His plan
for people to live their lives under those conditions.  I counsel people
daily in abusive situations to leave the home and separate.  Note that I
said separate, NOT divorce.  Also, I do not recommend that anyone who has
had to separate due to abuse of any kind, goes back until their spouse has
received professional help and is living a committed life for Christ.
Unless Jesus transforms their life, they will never change.

I have made it so clear in past Devotionals how serious the decision to get
married is.  It is for LIFE.  The vow is “for better or for worse.”  You are
making a lifetime commitment to this other person and to God.  That is why I
encourage you to take it slow when you are in a relationship that may lead
to marriage.  Don’t rush into anything.  First of all, don’t ignore God’s
warning in 2 Corinthians 6:14 by getting involved with a non-Christian.
Take the time to build a spiritual foundation to your relationship.  Get to
know the other person over TIME.  So many of the problems I see each day in
marriages could have been avoided if people would have only been patient and
taken the time to get to know their spouse BEFORE they got married.

I am well aware that this does not insure you will have a perfect marriage.
People make choices every day.  Sadly, even people who know the Lord make
the choice each day to live in rebellion to God.  You are NOT responsible
for the choices your spouse makes if at some point in your marriage they
choose to rebel against God.  However, you can be much more assured of who
your spouse is if you are patient and build a spiritual foundation to your
relationship prior to getting married  .

The other issue I want to address is getting married again after you have
been divorced.  Please understand that if you are divorced, you are single
and free to marry anyone else who is single.  Again, the passage that talks
about a person committing adultery if you get remarried after a divorce is
tied into the Jewish laws of marriage and divorcement.  The fact is, if you
are divorced you have sinned against God since in a divorce BOTH parties
have to bear the responsibility regardless of the circumstances.  The key is
to repent, ask God to forgive you, and stand on His promise in 1 John 1:9
that you ARE forgiven.  You are then free to remarry.  God is a God of the
second chance!

The biggest mistake I see people making every day is getting divorced and
before the ink is even dry on the divorce papers, even before in many cases,
involved in another relationship.  Please listen to me carefully.  A divorce
is no different than if someone takes a butcher knife and cuts a 12″ gash
into your chest.  It is a SERIOUS wound that needs time, often lots of time,
to heal.  Getting involved in another relationship is the most foolish thing
anyone who has just gone through the pain of a divorce can do.  You are NOT
ready for it emotionally or spiritually!  Please, take time to heal and
spend time with the Lord before you even consider getting involved in
another relationship.

I love you and care about you so much.  My heart breaks today knowing how
many people are living each day in a difficult marriage.  I will be praying
for you.  If you are having problems in your marriage, please know that God
is your hope and strength.  He is still a God that changes lives and can
bring healing and restoration to your marriage.  I will be praying today for
those marriages that are in trouble, believing God to make your marriage
whole.

For those who have been through the pain of divorce, I will be praying for
you as well.  I went through a divorce early in my life when I was away from
the Lord so I understand what that pain is.  God loves you very much and if
you will simply ask His forgiveness, He will forgive you for the sin of
divorce.  God still has much for you to do with the rest of your life as
well as many blessings for you to enjoy.   I will pray today that in His
perfect timing, He will bring  into your life a Godly man or woman to share
the rest of your journey with in His Holy Institution of Marriage,
for better, for worse!

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

If I can help you in any way you can contact me through my personal email at:
bkeller@liveprayer.com

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***ROSIE IS LEAVING THE VIEW!  Rosie announced she would be leaving ABC’s
“The View” this June.  Because of the way the TV syndication schedule works,
it will be September 2008 before she resurfaces with her own program.  Count
on that happening!  Like a typical bully, she has refused to debate me on
her anti-Christian views and statements, but I am not surprised.  People
like Rosie are cowards.  Do pray for her.  I am still believing God to open
this door and that Rosie will bow her knee and give her heart and life to
Jesus!
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How Can They Be Saved If You Do Not Preach?

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

 Today’s Broadcast The Blessing in a Box of Bones Listen Online Podcast
BIBLE MEDITATION: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: John G. Patton was a Bible translator in the South Sea Islands. While translating, he came to the word “believe” and searched for a word that the native people could truly understand. He wanted something that meant commitment and trust, but he couldn’t think of a word. Then one day, a messenger rushed into Mr. Patton’s room out of breath. Needing to rest, he flung himself into a big chair and leaned back in complete relaxation. Patton asked the native for a word to describe what he did when he sat down and completely trusted in the chair to hold him so he could relax. That’s the word he used for “believe.” When a person quits trying and begins to trust the Lord Jesus, that’s “belief.”

ACTION POINT: Who have you been sharing Christ with that hasn’t yet been saved? Ask God to give you a word that will break through the barriers and bring salvation to this person. visit lwf.org 

Do you know Jesus?

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Evangelize Rather Than Being Ashamed

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

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BIBLE MEDITATION: “O my God, I trust in Thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Have you ever noticed that some people get a little embarrassed in a restaurant if you bow your head and mention Jesus as you ask His blessing? They rub their eyebrows or forehead when you pray. Have you ever asked yourself why they’re ashamed? I think it is because they don’t know what they’re missing in Jesus. You see, salvation is a wonderful gift. God sent His Son to die for us. He rose from the grave for us. He ascended into heaven for us. He’s coming again for us! How can we be ashamed of this?

ACTION POINT: Next time you go to a restaurant, let your prayer of blessing turn into an evangelistic opportunity with your unsaved friend. visit lwf.org 

Do you know Jesus?

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For The Truth On Salvation, Read Romans!

Posted by Job on April 29, 2007

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BIBLE MEDITATION: “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.”
Romans 4:16DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: There are almost six billion people on the face of this earth. If you extracted from each one the very best character traits and put those things into one man, that one man would still have to bow before God and cry out for mercy to be saved. We’ve got to quit trying to be saved by doing good things or being a moral person or by even keeping the Ten Commandments. The law says “if,” the gospel says “therefore.” The law says you must earn salvation, while the gospel says salvation is a gift. The law demands holiness. The gospel provides holiness. The law says run, but it doesn’t give us legs. The gospel says fly, and it gives us wings of grace.

ACTION POINT: Read Romans 10. What application can you gain from this chapter for your life? visit lwf.org 

Do you know Jesus?

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