To Know God: 2: theunfetteredpreacher

To know God, we must know Jesus. He is the Son of God, our Savior, Redeemer, and Healer, the Light of the World, the Living Word of God, the Teacher, Rabbi, and Priest. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Lord Most High, the Prince of Peace, and the Lamb of God.

He is the great I AM.

These Names discribe who Jesus is, and what He has done for us. (He is everything we need, and all I desire.) yet, there is more.

Jesus is the Word of God, and the Creator, (John 1:1-3), the Alpha and Omaga, the first and the last, the Auther and Finisher of our Faith. (Revelation 1:8, Hebrews 12:2). He is the image of the invisible God, (2 Corinthians 4:4, Colossians 1:15).

The Lord is the Administrator, God is the Operator, the Spirit Manifests the Power. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

Was Jesus, in the Old Testament? Is the Lord God one member of the Trinity or two? Does it matter? Very often from the Garden on, the Lord God, speaks with one voice. (Genesis 3 and beyond)

Why do some of the writings of Moses imply that the Lord and God, speak with two voices?

One saw, the other spoke. (Exodus 3:4), One gives the Spirit of the other. (Exodus 31:1-5, 35:30-33), One gave Eve Cain and Able, (Genesis 4:1-2), the other gave her Seth and Enos, (Genesis 4:25-26).

In the same chapter we find Cain leaving the presence of the Lord, and after the birth of Enos, people began to call apon the Lord. Why not the Lord God?

Could it be that we can reject the Law? Yet Grace is still available, if we seek it, and not reject the Holy Spirit?

Isn’t the rejection of the Holy Spirit, the only unforgivable sin? (Mathew 12:31-32; Mark 3:28-30)

In the book of Job, we find the Lord declaring, Job fears God and hates evil. (Job 1:1) Why not fears Me? Or Loves Me?

In Genesis 6, we see Noah finds Grace in the Sight of the Lord, because he Walks with God. the Lord is going to destroy man and all fleah, God is also, yet God gave Noah a way to escape. (build an Ark)

Is it possible that the Lord is the Law Giver, and God is Grace? We are saved because we accept God’s Grace, (Jesus, as Lord and Savior) , that is the only way to be accepted by the Father. (The Law Giver)

Remember the Old and New Testament were written in different languages. That can change the meaning of some words.

Just an interesting study. I ask you to comment, Please.

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To know Jesus, is to know the Father and the Holy Spirit, they are One.

Can we Know God? 1: theunfetteredpreacher

Can we Know God?
The answer of course is yes.

God certainly desires that we all would know Him and come to the Knowledge of the Truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)

The question is, how well do we wish to know Him? Are we teachable? Or do we know, what we know, and there isn’t, anything else to know? Have we determined, we know what the Lord wants, and how He would have us, to accomplish His goals?

We need to accept this simple fact. Our God will not be manipulated by us. He is Almighty God.

“But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3)

We all are guilty, of trying to cause Him to Work according to our understanding of His will and ways.

Sometimes we do not have the eyes to see, or the ears to hear, what He is saying to the Church. We see this from the time of Jesus, through the time of Luther, he had the Revelation that Faith, brings Salvation, not works. How is it possible that the Catholic Church is still around? The eyes and ears of those believers were not open to the Revelation of the Holy Spirit.

We need to decide whether we believe what we know, or what the Word actually says. (Acts 17:11)

We also must realize that: “God is not a man, that he should lie;” (Numbers 23:19) That: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

His Word is Truth, if we are nor seeing the results we expect to see, we must examine ourselves, have we done the ‘if’, that is connected to every promise?

Sometimes we stand on a Scriptures promise and we do not see the desired result. Are we doing our part? God said He would, if we do. Do we?

So many of us are ready to accept anything but what the Word actually says. This is why the Church has become all but Powerless, in our Preaching of the Gospel. Wherever Jesus went, multitudes came to see, hear and be touched by Him.

Jesus promised we would do all that He did while on the earth and more. (John 14:12-14)
He gave us the Power when He gave the Holy Spirit on the day of Penticost. If we only believed. Have you received the Holy Spirit, since you believed? (Acts 19:2)

Sorry Church, we are not experiencing all that the Lord intended us to. We can only expect that to change, as we begin to know the Lord more intimately, by the study of His Word, and the acceptance of the Holy Spirits leading and guidence.

We need the presence of the Lord, in our lifes and Church, to touch, teach and heal the lost and hurting.

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“Some trust in chariots:” theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 20: 7-9

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”

So many friends, have helped us, after the Storm. That is still causing flooding and road closures today. As I gazed out my window last Friday morning, I was overwhelmed.

We were blessed with only minor damage, but the work required to clean up, was too much. I really didn’t know how I was going to accomplish it.

We really appreciated our trees and the shade and beauty they provided. It hurt to see them and the amount of work to cut, and remove, the debris, and to repair the fence and roof.

Bette should not bend over or pick up anything over 8 pounds. I am fine, as long as I am not doing much…lol… I run out of steam and strength too quickly, it takes a long time to complete the simplest tasks.

So once again the Lord provided the widom, strength and ability to get the job done, in the form of willing people, some we had not really met, yet, and others, who are long time friends.

The Lord used the willing. I thank them and the Lord for His everlasting mercy and love.

Lord, give me a willing heart, and the strength and ability to help others in need.

Thank you Jesus.

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Another wonderful couple of friends came over, removed the broken limbs and branches from the trees in the our back yard, and put some tar like substance over the nails and edges where shingles were torn off our roof. (temp fix till we get some shingles).

Bonnie and Gerry, (Gary), we treasure your friendship. You have been a Blessing to us since we first attended your home group. You worked so hard today, and our other friends yesterday …. I need a couple of days to recover from all your labors. lol

I really can not repay all of you for your love, care and labor, while Bette and I continue to regain health and strength.

Please call on us, if we can in any way return the favors. Sorry there are no pictures today… I must be slipping.

Blessings

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We arrived home from Bette’s chemo, when to my surprise we found this. Ray and Norma, Tony (the man from the corner), Christina and two of their youngest, doing the work on the tree in the front yard.

Ray, will be back with a bigger chain saw to finish it off, and to make me a replacement stand for my Anvil.

More help on the way, in the next couple of days.

Praise the Lord!!! Thank you so much.

A job thankfully done… Amen

So Long Florence , so long: theunfetteredpreacher

The Storm is turning and churning, arriving in NC. No longer a 4 or 5, but a 2. Water surge is what we are concerned about now. (9/13/18) Power out at 2:30 pm.

9/18/18 Power on at 10:53 am.

During the storm, Windy Trail was a river, the man across the street and one from the corner, saved us from a flood.

I saw him (from across the street, not a young man), outside in the pouring rain, working, shoving the handle of a rake into the sewer drain. I thought, ‘All he is doing is opening it up so it will back up, onto our street.’

A few hours later the road was just wet, not flooded.

An other couple hours pass and the river is back, the man, from the corner, and his sons, were opening the drains again. When the rain finally became just a trickle, the water receded.

We were much more concerned about the back of the house getting wet. (During long rains, water stands just below our doors), but it never rose. (God always has a twist or turn for us to marvel at).

Our trees and fence did not fare as well. We also lost shingles from the roof. We had a time in the hot and dark. Our neighbors think we are old buzybodies. (We either sit out front or back, where it is cooler).

We have some new neighbors who put on quite a show… Yelling, Roaring off in a truck. Police came to visit them twice. The truck and driver have not returned.

From the Front:

Back

Now The Son and the sun are shining, power on, phone and internet spotty. It is easy to think the world is back to normal. It isn’t, the worst is still to come for many. The floods are, and will be killers.

I pray safety and comfort for all that are effected.

We have received texts from Celeste, they are fine, roof leaked and ceiling in living room collapsed . Still no way in or out of Wilmington. I believe she goes back to work at noon tomorrow.

That is all for now, eccept to thank the Lord and all who prayed, that we and those we love, are alive and well in Newport,NC.

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We all have the relationship we want with God.
I desire a more intimate one.

Hello Florence : theunfetteredpreacher

We live on the Crystal Coast of NC,, our daughter lives in the Cape Fear area, (in Wilmington, NC).

We Have lived in the area since 1985, and we saw many Hurricanes in the late 80’s. We left and went inland for some, the last time we left, we went to Goldsboro and had a foot of water in my sister- in- laws yard.

We had an extremely dangerous trip back to Morehead City, (driving thru moving water, on flooded roads), only to find, not a branch down and no power outage at home.

We now will either be geniuses or idiots, if we stay or leave. My daughter Celeste, remembers the drive home, through the flood and has decided to stay in her apartment. I believe we will be staying at home.

I am asking for your prayers, that both we and Celeste are geniuses,for our decision. Our men’s group met this am, and agreed to pray for our loved ones and all others will be safe, with a minimum of property damage, at 8 pm today.

We certainly covert your prayers also.

God Bless.

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We all have the relationship we want with God

. I desire a more intimate one

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