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[Web-trans] daily devotional (Wed. 11-17-2004)Liveprayer.com

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Subject: [Web-trans] daily devotional (Wed. 11-17-2004)Liveprayer.com
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 23:25:17 -0500

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(Ezekiel 3:17, 33:6, Isaiah 62:6)

Pornography on Monday Night Football in prime time.  For those of you who
have been reading the Daily Devotional for any length of time, you know that
I have a tremendous passion for taking the truth of God's Word and the hope
we have in Christ to the masses using the exact same delivery methods the
world uses to takes its message to the masses.  That would be secular
television, secular radio, the internet, movies, secular music, secular
publishers, and advertising in secular publications.  Not hiding in the
Christian alternatives that are only seen by those few who already know
Christ, but competing with the world in these mediums that reach the masses
literally 24/7.  You also know that while I support the efforts of the
various pro family and Christian legal organizations who work hard to keep
Biblical values in our culture, I firmly believe the only real answer is
when a person is saved and the power of God transforms their heart and mind.

For the past 35 years, one of the most viewed programs on television has
been Monday Night Football.  From the hardcore sports fan to those who don't
follow it as closely, Monday Night Football is seen in millions of homes
each week during the football season, not to mention on TVs in most every
bar and restaurant across the country.  I have written in the past about the
sad choices made by the National Football League to sex-up their sport
through the "cheerleaders" most teams have, the sexually suggestive
commercials they air on their games ( this season more advertising dollars
will be spent on male sexual enhancement drugs like Viagra, Levitra, and
Cialis than by the beer companies), as well as having singers do MTV video
type performances in and around their games.  It has been a sad direction
that despite the outcry from many they seem determined to continue.

So I should not have been shocked when I turned on the game this past Monday
to watch the Philadelphia Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys and the opening
tease was Nicolette Sheridan, one of the stars of the disgusting new Sunday
night prime time 'sex opera,' "Desperate Housewives," clad only in a towel,
eventually taking off her towel and jumping naked into the arms of Eagles
wide receiver Terrell Owens.  This is at 9 p.m. eastern time, SIX PM ON THE
WEST COAST, viewed by millions, many children, on the Disney owned ABC

Disney and the NFL should be ashamed of themselves.  But the reality is,
they have no shame.  This was 100x worse than what happened at the Super
Bowl this past January with Janet Jackson.  However, you will hear very
little about this since we become more numb everyday as the message of sin
is jammed down our throats everywhere we turn.  The world continues to tell
its lies over and over until the lies become truth to many, and even those
who know the truth of God's words become desensitized to sin which is a very
big concern to me.

This is why you have pastors now who are either too afraid to speak out on
sin or have simply accepted the lie that sin is really not that bad.  This
is why you have people who claim to know Christ supporting the slaughter of
innocent babies, changing God's definition of marriage, and taking the
position that we should never point out sin to people since it may hurt
their feelings.  I wonder if Jesus was more concerned about hurting the
feelings of the woman He met at the well, or her eternal soul.  If Jesus had
been politically correct, He would not have pointed out the fact she was
living in rebellion to God.  But He loved her enough to confront her with
her sin and tell her God had a better way for her to live.  THAT MY FRIEND

Listen, we are never going to get rid of garbage programs that exploit
sexual sins like "Desperate Housewives."  We are sadly not going to get rid
of sex in the commercials.  Sadly, all sports have now tied themselves to
advertising dollars, and in the drive for ratings will continue to use sex
to sell their products.  Satan will continue to use the media to tell his
lies to the masses helping them to become immune from the truth of God's
Word.  That is simply the reality of this world we are living in, in these
last days.

The answer my friend is to go head to head with satan.  Instead of hiding in
the corner as we have done, get out and compete with the world using the

very mediums they use to spread the truth of God's Word and bring the hope
and love of Christ into people's lives.  That is why I am so grateful for
the Liverprayer television program on the UPN affiliate in Tampa, and why we
are working so hard to take it nationwide.  We need programming on the
secular television networks, we need programs on secular radio, we need
mainstream movies, we need musical artists to bring  their music to secular
recording labels, we need books through secular publishers, we need to keep
using the internet, we need to be advertising in mainstream publications as
we take the truth of God's Word to the lost and hurting of this world
through these mediums.  We have the greatest message there is and we have

I love you and care about you so much.  I pray that you realize we are in a
unique battle.  The Bible is God's inspired, inerrant Word, representing
absolute truth and is our final authority in all matters.  It is the ONLY
truth there is.  Satan on the other hand is a liar.  Jesus calls him the
"father of lies" in John 8:44.  Satan uses every avenue possible to tell his
lies to the masses 24/7.  As these days wind down, he is becoming bolder and
more aggressive in feeding his lies to the masses disguised as truth.  That
is why those who know Christ as their Savior, those who possess the only
real truth there is, must become just as bold, just as aggressive in taking
that truth to the same masses.

Listen, you can't force people to believe anything.  Each person has to make
up their own mind.  But to sit back and allow satan to feed them lies
unopposed is neglecting the respsonbilty the Lord gave us to take His Word
to the lost and hurting.  We know in the end the truth wins.  We know that
in the end Jesus stands as the King of King and the Lord of Lords while
satan burns for eternity in the Lake of Fire.  This is about how many souls
we can help bring to everlasting life thru faith in Christ that otherwise
will buy the lies of satan, die in their sin, and be eternally lost.

If you know Christ as your Savior, He is calling you today to help share the
truth of His word with those you come in contact with each day.  Those at
school, at work, where you shop, where you recreate, the normal day to day
flow of people in your life are there for a reason and purpose.  These
people are being fed the lies of satan and God has called You to share with
them the truth of His Word.  I will be praying for you as you faithfully
share with them that truth, and that Jesus Christ is their only answer.

Sadly Monday Night Football has now become a vehicle to spread the lies of
satan about sex.  May the Lord raise up those who are bold and brave enough
to take the truth of His word about sex and every other issue to those very
same masses.  The lies of satan will go unchallenged only if those who
possess the truth remain silent.  God will hold us accountable for our

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

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