God, bringeth thee into a good land: theunfetteredpreacher

Deuteronomy 8: 7

For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land;”

The Hebrews were ready to enter the Promised Land, after 40 years in the desert.

They had wondered, never reaching their goal, because of what the writer of Hebrews called, ‘An Evil Heart of UNBELIEF.’

That being so, their clothing wasn’t worn out, they were fed daily, their feet didn’t swell. Their needs were met.

They were brought to total reliance on God. They were the Children of God.

This is where we find the Church today.

We are at the border of the Promised Land, and, ‘An Evil Heart of Unbelief,’ is keeping us from entering in.

Yes, we are Saved, we are the New Children of God, but our UNBELIEF, has kept us from the Promise.

The good land, Deuteronomy 8: 9.

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it;

We are here, yet some hunger, some are lacking, some never enter into the Promise.

Why? ‘Evil hearts of unbelief.’

Our Carnal Minds, do not accept the Truth Jesus spoke. We have a Believers Baptism, rather then the Baptism of Repentance and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. As Jesus did.

We want to believe God can do anything! But, He doesn’t do that anymore. We are not taught to believe, we are taught to accept a Powerless, Uncaring, Vengeful Father God.

When God would have all be saved, healed, forgiven, and to prosper as we grow closer to Him.

I am not talking money, although it is certainly a segment of the blessings of God.

No, I mean, Peace, Joy, the Comfort of the Holy Ghost. Words of Wisdom and Knowledge, given to us only by God.

The Gifts of Healing, Working of Miracles, the Gift of Faith, to believe.

He wants us to enter into His Promise. Sadly, we are not taught how or what that is.

Search the Scriptures, see if this is True. The enimies of the Lord have made our Religions, an empty shell, devoid of the Truth.

We must, as individuals, Study to show ourselves approved, workmen, not ashamed, rightly deviding the Word of Truth.

Our Pastors should guide us, not confuse us with bad Doctrine. The Book overrules all else.

The Lord wants us in a place that lacks nothing. This is only found in His Arms.

Amen

The Easy Solution: theunfetteredpreacher

Many people are looking for an easy solution, to the gun violence, that continues to maim and kill inocent people, in this Country.

Their answer every time a Mass Shooting takes place, is to ban guns, or even better, remove the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

This is the easy for them, because:

– They do not like or own guns.

– The Government will be the ones dealing with the confiscation or regulating of said guns. (The rich will pay, by taxation, not them).

– They honestly believe, good People will be safer if guns are outlawed.

– It will cost them no Personal Liberty, that they hold dear.

– They believe that those who realize, and know, why the Founding Fathers, wrote the 2nd Amendment, will willingly agree to give them up. (Unfortunately all that will be given, is lead).

They prefer this easy, for them method of reducing gun violence.

This way would only lead to revolution.

Which is the very reason the 2nd Amendment is there. ‘To protect us from Government overreach.’

No, there is only one way to reduce the violence, and still we will have some people, doing violent things, and killing the inocent. (In much, much smaller numbers).

We need our leadership, to turn back to God.

Ha, ha, ha, I know, you do not believe this.

Just because you do not believe, does not make the Truth a lie.

We as a people, and our children, need to see Adults that pray in public. (Especially in our Schools).

We as a people, and our children, need to see a Powerful, Holy, Loving God, in our Homes and Churches.

We as a people, and our children, need to see Adults, respecting our Flag, and teaching our History. (Warts and all).

Yes, Slavery was legal, horrible and the cause for the eventual Cival War.

Black people have been misused and abused, and kept from successful living in many ways.

Not so today… I am sure, there are some who are racist, and will try to stop folks.

Most of us, will give a helping hand to industrious, hard working people, Black and White.

This Country was Founded on Freedom of Religion. We now demand, FREEDOM FROM RELIGION.

We no longer believe in God or His Word.

Unfortunately, many who have been given a measure of Faith to believe, refuse to give up their Freewill and wicked ways, to believe.

There will always be Cains, who will kill Able, the Righteous of the world.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

To the UNBELIEVING, utter nonsense. To those of us who BELIEVE, the Power of God.

It is not easy, it will cost those who love Him, blood, sweat and tears, but our Country can be saved.

Will you be part of the Easy or the Real Solution?

Great Faith: theunfetteredpreacher

The story of the Centurion’s great faith.

Just say the word Lord, and my servant will be healed.

Jesus marvelled at his great faith. We stand in awe, wishing our faith was as strong.

That story, will, and does preach.

I want to look at the beginning of the tale.

The first thing the Centurion did was come to Jesus, beseeching Him.

To beseech; It means to beg; urge to, ask.

We find it in Exodus 3, the Lord telling Moses, how to speak to the King of Egypt. As He was hardening his heart to deny, the request.

The next time we see beseech is in Exodus 33,34, Moses asking to see the Lord’s glory.

A Good read. Moses, receiving the Ten Commandments, and finding Grace, in God’s sight, saw God’s backside.

People could not look upon Moses. He had spoken to God, face to face, as a friend. The Glory of God, shone apon him.

Moses, like the Centurion, found grace, (God’s unwarranted Mercy, Love, and Forgiveness, and Favor).

Jesus said: “I will come and heal him.

If we find Grace, our prayers will be answered. Where do we find this Grace?

We first need to learn how to come to God.

Moses, saw the burning bush, decided to investigate, was told to, ‘Take off your shoes, you are on Holy Ground.

We must approach the Lord, with a clean heart and conscience, knowing we are forgiven, blameless in His sight.

This takes True Repentance, a realization of how unworthy we are to approach Him.

Romans 12:1-3

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

Are we Living Sacrifices? Are we Holy and acceptable to God?

Are we delivering our Reasonable Service to God?

Are our minds being Transformed, so we know God’s good, acceptable and perfect will?

To know God we must know His Word, His Will, His Mind. The Author is present in His Word. We Must Know Him.

We Must learn to touch Him, Spiritually, in prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.

Then the Power of God will be with us.

Matthew 8: 5-10

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Why our children kill: theunfetteredpreacher

Many are blaming the availability of guns. Rifles, Pistols, semi automatics…. as being the problem.

Horse feathers…

The problem started in the 60’s, drugs became acceptable in some circles, Abortion, became legal.

Suddenly our little brothers or sisters are killed in the womb, so…. what is my life worth?

It got worse, prayer, and the pledge of allegiance, were no longer modeled daily, in our home rooms, at school.

Parents said, “I do not force my children to go to church. When they grow up, they can choose for themselves.”

When we no longer, teach our youth, about morals, charactor, right and wrong, and we confuse them, by telling them they can be a girl, if born a boy, or vice versa.

Can you not see, where this path leads?

Our movies and video games do not help either. Violence and sex. As a young teen, I saw “The Graduate,” at the drive in.

Fooling around with married women was a perfectly acceptable.

My life was a mess. Booze, Drugs, Sex, Rock and Roll….

If you wish to stop this train wreck of killings, we must turn back to God.

I know, many scoff, there is no God, prayer is pointless. Unbelievers cannot believe, because, God is Spiritually Discerned.

The unbelievers will continue in their downward spiral.

It is up to those of us, who believe.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

We need to learn to fast and pray. Too many believers, can not, or do not, know how to pray effectual, fervent prayers.

Prayers that receive the attention of God.

Are we willing to sacrifice our time and effort?

Tunes I Love: Royal Garden Blues-bill

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9zbx4syutoh8rrr/2018-02-07%2010.04.21.mp4?dl=0

Royal Garden Blues

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.”
― Thelonious Monk

The start of another great year. May a door open to Preach, Teach and see souls Saved and Healed.