The incident that inspired my chosen name, ‘theunfetteredpreacher’. The Legion was chained, shackeled and fettered to keep him from hurting himself and others.
After being Saved, I went to a study at a Catholic Church, I had my Bible and they said it would just confuse me, so to go away.
I took a lay speakers course so I could Preach in the UMC, I attend, again I brought my Bible, I do not remember any Scripture being taught in either of the two 8 hour classes.
The Doctrine of our Denominations is given us for the same reason. To keep us Safe. The Leaders believe we cannot read and understand the promises of God without their guidance and direction.
I grew up in the Catholic Church, was saved in a Full Gospel Church, and soon realized a lot of Church Doctrine, (both Catholicand Evangelical), kept us from realizing the Fredom and Power of the Gospel.
I felt ‘unfettered’ from the confines of Policy and Released to experience joy, peace and the love of the Holy Spirit. I learned to take the Word of God, at face value and believe, that God CAN DO ANYTHING.
We all know the facts of this story. Jesus arrived, the Legion came fell down and Worshiped Him. Calling Him the Son of God, and begging to be left alone.
He would rather cut himself and cry out, breaking the chains and fetters the normal people had0 imprisoned him with, than experience the Freedom of God. He asked if commanded to leave that he could go into the heard of pigs.
Jesus gave them leave, they entered into the swine and they ran into the sea and drowned.
The keepers of the swine ran to town and told all they saw, people came out to see for themselves, and found the man sane, clothed and at peace. He desired to follow Jesus.
Jesus sent him to his hometown to proclaim this miracle, and many marveled and came to believe.
To be ‘unfettered’, free to walk in the full power and grace of the Godspel, to come boldly to the throne to receive Grace and peace in our times of need.
To read and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us to all truth, not hindered by the unbelieving believers in our midst.
It is my prayer that you be inspired to seek out and find the truth of the Gospel. The Gifts and Calling are given us to build His Church, not ours.
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Know You Are Loved
We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.