A heavy heart:   theunfetteredpreacher 

Since our Pastor left, I have had a heavy heart.  My personal Bible study has been sporadic, unproductive, lifeless.   Why?

I believe with all that is within me, that the Lord sent me to Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, for two reasons.

The first, to see if I would be obedient, to stay in a dead church, to try and bring life.   The people love the Lord, but …

I thought bringing and teaching them Scripture Songs, would help them to enjoy learning scriptures and bring life to their music.

They only want to sing the same 20 specials and hymns, over and over.  …. failure.

Then I started an Old Testament Bible study.

Reading the Word, verse by verse and connecting Old, New, Hebrews and Christians, ect, ect…  some success.

The Second Reason:  To introduce the Pastor to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  He is a man that Loves God, has a good knowledge of the parts of the Bible he knows.

He believes in the Holy Spirit, but doesn’t believe the Gifts are for today.  He refuses to study and recognize the difference between Tongues and Interpretation, and our Prayer Language . 

He is a good Preacher, (no Billy Graham), and speaks a good message, but it lacks power and authority.  

So he teaches what he knows well, but without power, there is not much growth.

In this I failed and that is why I have a heavy heart.   

A new man is at the church now, another Godly man who Preaches a good word, but we have the same problem.

So my question today is, what now Lord?  

Am I free to leave, will I ever find a door of utterance open, a pulpit to proclaim your love?

Will I see souls saved?  The sick healed, delivered, set free?

Lord, help…. Amen 

17 thoughts on “A heavy heart:   theunfetteredpreacher 

  1. Yes! The sad state of “the church at large” today! I just wrote a post about this and the church at Laodicea. I believe we are on the verge of a great move of God! The church may be dead but the Holy Spirit is ALIVE! HALLELUJAH!

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  2. i BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE MEANT TO DO THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING. TO SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD IN ANY AND ALL WAYS POSSIBLE TO ALL OF US. THE CHURCH NEEDS YOU AS WELL, IN YOUR OWN WAY AND TIME I BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL FIND THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO THIS ALSO.

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  3. God Bless you Bill, I totally understand, I have been sent to such churches and stayed for about three years but in the end they refused to open up to the Holy Spirit. I feel your pain, I felt it. But there are many waiting to hear and receive what you have to give. The failure is in those who reject the Holy Spirit all we can do is be obedient to the call of God on our life and go where he sends us the rest is in God’s hands. Take care Bill … jacky xx

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  4. Bill, it may not be the pulpit you want, but you have a very loud voice here. I for one have been moved by your songs and your teaching on praying in the spirit. After you did those several posts, I was reminded of the gift and power I have by the baptism of the Holy spirit. I pray in the spirit faithfully, even waking up in my sleep. As well, I’ve dug deeper into the old testiment (because of your teaching here) and the Lord has revealed to me so much of Himself, my faith has deepened. He is the very same God of Bethel for me as He was for Jacob.

    Stay the course, brother Bill. God will sustain you and hold your arms high when you are faint. Do not lose hope, your words do not fall on deaf ears. I hear you, and you have made a huge difference in my faith.

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