How long will ye vex my soul? theunfetteredpreacher

Job 19:2

How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

The richest man, the most righteous man, a perfect man, of his time. He feared God and hated evil.

He was afflicted by his ‘comforters,’ and after losing everything, he cries out to them and the Lord.

How long? How long, will you vex my soul? How long, will you break me, with your words?”

Have you been at that place? Broken, torn asunder, confused….?

It seems to be a familiar place to me. I apparently live there.

Tears, Fears, Loneliness, are knocking on my door. Will they still find me, if I refuse to open?

To late, they are here. There is no way to avoid them.

The only coarse of action, is to cling to the Lord. To trust, He will bring us through the trials and tribulations of this life.

He is my Shepard, my Hope and my Comforter… Amen

‘You can have the relationship you want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.’

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What does it mean? theunfetteredpreacher

What does it mean, to Preach the Gospel?

There are multitudes of Preachers and Teachers, who are Proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. “Christ in you, the hope of Glory,” even today.

Yet, it is still a mystery to some.

Colossians 1:26-29

“Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”

We warn and teach, in our wisdom, all who will listen, so all men could be perfect in Christ. (In our Wisdom, is the problem).

Our goal, should be to manifest God’s Wisdom. Has it been manifested to you?

I don’t know that it has, looking at our Powerless Ministries.

Is Christ really within? Do we manifest, (proclaim, show forth), His Love, Grace and Power?

I believe, most of us, fail this test. Our Words, may be correct, our prayers beautiful…

Our results, less than promised.

Why is this?

Jesus, sent John’s Disciples back to him, to proclaim what they had seen. The blind, seeing, the lame, walking, the lepers, cleansed, the deaf, hearing, the dead raised. (Matthew 11:4-6)

The only thing visiters to our Services see, is the Gospel proclaimed to the poor, (those without). We lack Power in our Words, and Actions.

As the believers went forth, Preaching the Kingdom, the Lord was with them, confirming His Word, with signs following. (Mark 16:20)

When I look behind, I see nothing, no signs, worders or miracles, no followers either, (lol), for that matter.

Hebrews 4:1-3

Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.,

The Word we have heard has not profited us as it should have, we do not rest in the Lord. The Hebrews did not enter into the Promise, because of an evil heart of unbelief.

Paul spoke of striving to Fully Preach the Gospel of Christ. This included signs and wonders, by the Power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:19)

Saints, I covet your effectual fervant prayers today, we just received bad news. Will elaborate at a latter time.

We need His Mercy, Grace and Power today.

‘You can have the relationship you want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.’

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June 2018

“Why do you not understand?” theunfetteredpreacher

So many do not understand, so much, including me.

I do not understand why the Lord chose the shedding of blood for the remission of sin.

He could have chosen running the 4 minute mile, or playing the Flight of the Bumblebee, on any instrument. Or scaling a rock cliff.

No, He needed, wanted, the blood. I do not need to understand why.

It is what He demands, for the remission of sins, to make us Blameless in Christ. Accepted by the beloved.

As believers, we accept this truth.

A problem arises, when we use man’s wisdom, to explain the Spiritual things of God.

In Acts 2, it tells us that all the believers who had gathered received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues.

All the people who spoke other languages, heard them in their own language. Ergo, they spoke in foreign languages.

That is not what the Bible says. “They spoke in other Tongues.”

Ecstatic Spiritual Utterances, which the Lord gave the hearers interpretation, in their own languages.

Some information from The Encyclopedia of The Bible.

Tongues, Gift of
granted on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4), in fulfilment of a promise Christ had made to his disciples (Mark 16:17). What this gift actually was has been a subject of much discussion. Some have argued that it was merely an outward sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit among the disciples, typifying his manifold gifts, and showing that salvation was to be extended to all nations. But the words of Luke (Acts 2:9) clearly show that the various peoples in Jerusalem at the time of Pentecost did really hear themselves addressed in their own special language with which they were naturally acquainted (comp. Joel 2:28, 29).

Among the gifts of the Spirit the apostle enumerates in 1 Cor. 12:10-14:30, “divers kinds of tongues” and the “interpretation of tongues.” This “gift” was a different manifestation of the Spirit from that on Pentecost, although it resembled it in many particulars. Tongues were to be “a sign to them that believe not.”

Tongues in the OT. The NT doctrine of tongues—ecstatic spiritual utterances not consciously or rationally controlled by the speaker, but believed to be a direct product of divine operation and Spirit-filling—has a long pre-history in the OT. When Peter explained this phenomenon to the crowds of Jewish pilgrims gathered at Jerusalem, he did so in terms of the words of Joel (Acts 2:15-21). Secondly, in 1 Corinthians 14:21f., Paul explained the evidential nature of tongues to the unbeliever from Isaiah (Isa 28:11).

Most scholars would agree that the ecstatic experience recorded of the seventy elders (Num 11:24-29) is an OT reference to “speaking in tongues,” although the word used in the text is “prophesied.” Clearly the phenomenon is, in this context, the outward sign of the Spirit’s coming and presence. This ecstasy is not directly attributed to Moses himself; indeed, his position is contrasted with that of the ordinary “prophet” (12:7, 8). It may be that the OT נָבִיא, H5566, (prophet) actually means “ecstatic speaker.” Samuel also was surrounded by a group of ecstatics (1 Sam 19:18-24); their infectious “prophesying,” which seems to have been at least akin to “tongues,” was held to be a sign of Yahweh’s presence; yet Samuel’s reputation as a prophet was based on something else (1 Sam 3:20). The same is true of Elijah and Elisha. There is also evidence for similar ecstatic behavior at this time on the part of the prophets of Baal, prob. included ecstatic utterances (1 Kings 18:28). In the later days of the great “writing prophets” of Israel, there is no reference to any such phenomena whatsoever, unless the “trances” of Ezekiel should be so considered.

I think these words, explanations help to clear up our thinking.

Question, the Holy Spirit, relyon Him to guide you to Teuth.

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