Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Closing Act

The Scriptures warn of how life will be as the end of this age draws to a close. In the book of Revelation it warns how if these times are not shortened even the elect would fall. Some say that refers to those who come to the Lord after the rapture and others say it speaks to now. In either case I think the Bible is clear. We are living at the end of this age.

I have become so disillusioned with the "church". Very few in my area seem willing to address what I feel should be screamed from the rooftops. Repent!! The Lord is returning soon and is even at the door. Christians should be focused on two things, Get right with the Lord and reaching the lost. This should be the urgent message to all.

I listen with huge disappointment to Christian media and I cannot believe the time and money spent to bring messages of everything from seeking God's blessings (money) to weight loss. Selling self-help books on Christian living and trying to understand your child and how to manage your money, and how to get out of debt. The list goes on and yet the answers are all in the book, the Bible!

Where is the fire? Where are the leaders who preach salvation and admonishment and lead Bible studies on serving the Lord and living for Christ? All the answers to life's questions are in the scriptures.

It is no wonder that a so-called Christian nation has voted into office a government that stands in complete rebellion of everything Jesus stands for. But the Bible foretold all that is happening now. The hard times that await this country have to come to pass for the antichrist, that is waiting in the wings, to appear on the world's stage. The Bible tells how mankind will wax worse and worse, lovers of self, liars and adulterers. Having a form of Godliness without believing the power thereof. The scriptures are clear that the entire world will come against Israel. This nation, until now, has always stood in defense of the nation of Israel; but that stand has been steadily withdrawn for more than a decade until we now have a government that opposes Israel.

Wake up people! We are NOT going to change Washington. As Christians we may be fortunate enough to escape the total collapse of the United States, but we will not change it. Christians need to focus on our primary cause. Reaching the lost for Christ. This should be our only focus, no DRIVE, in life. The church should be screaming at the top of its collective lungs to get the Love of Christ out there to the lost souls of this world.

Yes, feeding the hungry, clothes for the needy, these are all part of showing the Love of Christ to a lost world. Losing weight, understanding your teenager and living in prosperity are not. The proper way to raise children and care for the temple and manage finances is all in God's Holy word. Buying more and more self help books is a waste of the resources God Blessed us with when people around the world are stepping into eternity every day without the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

There is one book with all the answers to life's problems. It does not need rewording, repackaging, or costly seminars to understand it. Read God's word with a sincere heart for hearing God's will for our lives is all it takes. $30 for a good Bible and a pastor who is on fire for the Lord and not afraid to lead according to God's word and you have all you need in the self-help category.

On that day when I see Jesus, I want to hear Him say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter now into the rest of your Lord". Do you want also to hear Him say this to you? Brothers and Sisters in Christ, this is the time for which we were born. Join me now and let's work the harvest. A Holy harvest for our Lord and Savior. Now is the time and the workers are few. Let's reach out in His love proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.

Simply walking in faith, Ray

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mountain Moving Faith

(Joshua 5:13; Chapter 6; Exodus 14:13-21)

Do you expect the walls of Jericho to tumble down, the Red Sea to part, or do you just live your life hoping a wall doesn't tumble down on you or you are not drowned in a sea? One of the biggest problems we have today is that people don't believe God for real miracles any longer. They are completely content with the status quo. They are perfectly happy with everything remaining just as it is. They get into a comfortable routine in their life and their goal each day is to simply get from one day to the next without any major problems. People have no greater expectations in their life other than just making it through the day.

Sadly, this has also become the mindset of the church and many ministries. Their goals are not mountain moving miracles but mere survival. They have figured out how to operate from year to year and have become totally content with the status quo. They quit depending on God to sustain them and instead have turned to the cleverness of man. They have quit listening to what God may be calling them to do and only do what is safe. No longer do they think about doing great things for the Kingdom, only what they have to do to survive.

My friend, God's people, His church, those ministries He has raised up in these last days HAVE NO SPIRITUAL GUTS! It takes spiritual guts to be a Moses. It takes spiritual guts to be a Joshua. If you want "Jericho-Wall tumbling, Red-Sea parting" faith you have got to be willing to put it all on the line for God regardless what the personal consequences may be. You have got to trust God no matter what may happen to you. Those men and women through the ages who have done great things for God, who God has worked real miracles through, paid the ultimate price and laid everything on the line, including their very life, to do what God called them to do.


Joshua was a great military general. I am sure Joshua looked at taking down the walls of Jericho as being virtually impossible. No doubt Joshua could call on his military expertise and make an attempt to take down the walls of Jericho and nobody would have blamed him for failing. Let me tell you something my friend, when you have the hand of God on you, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

What happened was Joshua sought the counsel of the Lord and was given a special battle plan for taking down the walls of Jericho. Joshua put everything he had on the line to follow what God told him to do. He put his entire faith and trust in the God of Israel and God honored his faith and miraculously brought down the walls of Jericho.

I love you and care about you so much. We are living in a day and time when now more than ever we need God's miracle working power. We need men and women of God who will dare to hear God's voice and regardless of the personal consequences go out and let God use their lives. Men and women of great faith who will believe God for the impossible, who refuse to listen to those who say why something can't be done, but believe that WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!

I will be praying for you today. Praying that you will spend some time with God in prayer. You see, Moses; Joshua; Esther; David; Solomon; Elijah; Peter; Paul; these were all just normal people that were born into this world as you and I were, lived their life as you and I do, but heard from God and allowed God to use their life for Him. The fact is, God WANTS to use your life! God WANTS to do great things through your life! God WANTS to work miracles through your life!

The questions I leave you with today are these. Are you willing to give God your life -- to fully, wholly, and unconditionally surrender your life to Him? Are you willing to put all that you have on the line, pay whatever price there may be even if it's your very life for God? Do you have the faith to trust God no matter what He may be calling you to do? God is still in the miracle business in the year 2009 and He is looking for a Moses; a Joshua to lead the people today!

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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