THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2003
***DO ME A FAVOR AND TAKE THE TIME TO
CAREFULLY READ...MANY TIMES...EVERY WORD THAT I HAVE WRITTEN TODAY, IT IS THAT
IMPORTANT! PLEASE FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW. THIS IS ONE OF THE
MOST CRITICAL DEVOTIONALS I HAVE WRITTEN IN THE NEARLY 49 MONTHS OF LIVEPRAYER.
A battle for souls, satan is NOT playing games. Each
day, Liveprayer receives and responds to over 40,000 emails for prayer. While I
personally take 100 at random each day, I get a detailed report of the types of
prayer needs we receive. In over 4 years of operating this ministry, I can say
there is very little that shocks me any more.
Last week, I received an email from a mother that was
upset because her 12 year old daughter had been suspended from school. The
reason? She and
another 12 year old girl had a contest one day to see how many boys they could
give oral sex to on the bus before they reached their school. I wish I
could say this was the first time I ever received such an email, but I have had
at least a half dozen like it in the last couple of years. Where do 12 year
olds even get such ideas? They get them daily through television, music,
magazines, and advertising!
Case in point. The hottest selling clothing in Europe
today comes from a UK apparel company, the French Connection Group, that sells
it goods under the acronym FCUK. They have recently come out with a line of
fragrances. One is for men called, FCUK Him, and the other is for women called,
FCUK Her. They are targeting teens with a $10 million dollar ad campaign called,
"Scent To Bed." Coming soon to a store in YOUR TOWN.
My two-fold purpose for even mentioning this company
and their marketing campaign is to first warn parents what their children are
being exposed to and to drive home the point I try to share often with
you....SATAN IS NOT PLAYING GAMES!!!
Parents, now more than ever, you MUST know what is out
in the popular culture that your children are being exposed to. You MUST be
aware of what is on TV, what the popular music is, what the hot movies are, what
kind of clothes are being marketed to your kids, the content of the magazines
your children are reading, and the advertising campaigns that are geared to
reach YOUR KIDS!
I can only encourage you to work daily to have a good
line of communication open with your children. You need to talk to them. You
need to understand the messages that they are getting daily from the world, and
make sure they know what God says about these issues. Building a solid
spiritual foundation in their lives through church, praying with them, doing
family devotions, is critical. They need to be able to identify the lies of
satan, and know the truth of God's Word so that they can stand strong in the
midst of all that they are exposed to on a daily basis.
YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE NUMBER ONE MINISTRY THAT GOD HAS
GIVEN YOU!!! One of the huge problems we have in this nation is there is now a
large percentage of 2 full generations that have not gone to church and are
growing up in homes void of God. You have parents now that grew up in homes
void of God, raising children that are obviously growing up in homes void of
God. This means the only "truth" these people know is the lies they have been
fed by the world. They simply don't know or absolutely reject what God says.
This is why most of Europe and Canada have become places void of God and open to
everything that God opposes.
If you think satan is playing games, you should come to
the Liveprayer offices some day and scan through some of the 40,000 emails that
we receive each day. The vast majority are from people that have bought into
satan's lies, and their lives have been greatly damaged. Jesus told us in John
chapter 10 what the enemies goal was, to steal, kill, and destroy. Steal our
peace and joy, destroy our lives so that we can never fulfill our purpose in
life to serve God, and literally kill us.
Life is a battle for the eternal souls of people.
Satan is DEADLY serious about taking as many souls into everlasting damnation as
he possibly can. We live in a world that has become so void of God, satan has
free reign to do whatever he wants to get as many people as he can eternally
separated from God. God loves us so much, that He sent His Son to die for our
sins so that we could be forgiven and spend eternity with Him. He has made a
way for man to be with Him forever by coming to know Jesus Christ by faith.
What is the answer? Those who know Christ as their
Savior, MUST take the message of hope, love, and everlasting life thru Christ to
this lost world that we live in. I am all for the practical efforts to boycott
stores, TV programs, advertisers, work to change laws, and all of those
meaningful efforts that can help the climate that we currently live in. I pray
for and support those ministries and organizations called to do those types of
things. My calling however, is to boldly, loudly, and without fear proclaim the
truth of God's Word, to help lead the lost and hurting into an eternal
relationship with Jesus Christ.
I love you and care about you so much. Maybe now you
can catch a glimpse of why I am so passionate about what I do each day. Why I
am so focused on using the same vehicles satan uses to carry his lies to the
masses, like the Internet and secular television. That is why I am going to
Ybor City this Saturday night. Not to hold a church service, but to share the
hope of Christ with over 40,000 people that have come there that night to buy
the lie of satan!
You see, I know, just like Elijah did in I Kings chapter 18, that if you simply
put God head to head with satan, God will win EVERY TIME!!! GOD IS
UNDEFEATED!!! THE FACT IS, THE GAME IS ALREADY OVER AND GOD HAS WON!!! The
only thing left to be determined is how many people will end up on the winning
team, and how many will choose to be part of the losing team. Satan is serious
about leading people to everlasting death, the people of God need to be just as
serious about leading people to everlasting life! This is a battle for the
eternal souls of people.
In His love and service, Your
friend and brother in Christ,
If I can help you in any way you
can contact me through my personal email
ęCopyright 2003, Bill Keller
Ministries. All rights reserved.