Why Angels: theunfetteredpreacher.com

The folks in my little Bible Study are not real excited to learn about Angels. Please realize I am not teaching the worship of Angels, just an understanding.

I believe, we must study beyond our Denominations teachings. Like Jefferson, we have our own Bible, that which we believe and accept, and that, that we reject. (God doesn’t do that, or speak to us anymore).

If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, (Hebrews 13:8), then the promises in the Word are for us today. Healings, signs and wonders, miracles, and power over unclean spirits.

We need to recognize the workings of the Lord, God and the Spirit, The Trinity is one, yet individuals.

In our lives, some of us are strick, followers of the rules and regulations of man. Others are more forgiving of our failures and mistakes. Some recognize and accept that the Spiritual is bigger than what concerns us today.

I want to Know God. Love God. Follow and Trust God. To Understand His Will and Ways. To put on His Yoke and Walk with Him.

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Sins Promise: theunfetteredpreacher.com

The Promise Verses the Reality:

As a Christian, what is sin?

The book of Hebrews, tells us, it is, ‘an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. (Hebrews 3:12) Not believing the Word, the Promise of God, whether it is about entering into the Promised Land, or believing we can live a life, pleasing to the Lord, is sin.

Abrahan believed God, and it was counted as righteousness. (Romans 4:3)

The Lord told Cain, if you do not, do well, sin lies at the door, and desires to control you, you must resist, it’s power. (Genesis 4:7) Jesus told Peter, satan desires to sift you like wheat. (Luke 22:31) James tells us, (James 1:14) ‘But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.’

That lust, can be for Power, Money, or Sex, or the jealousy of what someone else has that we lack. Whether Talent, Skill, Charisma, Wardrobes, Looks, or Personalities. Others often, seem to have a better life then ours.

We need to be satisfied either in want or in plenty. (Philippians 4:11-12) We need to learn to forget that whitch is behnd, and reach for what is before, pressing towards the prize of the calling of Christ, for our lives (Philippians 3:12-14)

In truth, we can see sins results in nature.

This stump, was once a strong platform for the anvil, carpenter bees made their home within, like sin in our lives it destroys.

Sin weakens us, hollows us out, we no longer are strait and true. We become unable to be a profitable witness for the Lord. People do not recognize Him within us. Sin, when finished, brings death. (James 1:15)

We need to submit to God and resist the devil. (James 4:7)

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More Help from Friends: theunfetteredpreacher.com

Florence knocked down the tree in our front yard. I was still weak and wobbly, from my hospital stay.

(Not worth a flip)

Neighbors, and friends came and cut up trees and broken branches, repaired our fence, then cleaned up the mess.

A very special couple, Bonnie and Gerry, continue to help and bless us.

Today, Gerry ground up the stump of that tree and even left a hole for me to plant a new one.

We are blessed beyond our wildest expectations. Thank you Lord for friends.

Please bless them exceedingly, abundantly above all they ask, think or desire.

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Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

We are blessed of God. Spiritually, Physically and Mentally.

I have spent far too long, trying to think of something witty to say, when all I want to say is thank you, Bruce and Chris.

It was nice to connect with you after all these years. It was a blessing for us to see you, and to spend time, remembering our youth and sharing our love of the Lord.

Our prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord of love, continue to lead, guide and bless you on your way.

You have blessed us mightily.

Thanks for the card and beautiful arrangement. I know your Texas family is thrilled that you are there.

Blessings,

Bill and Bette

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The Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory: theunfetteredpreacher

1 Peter 1:7-9

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”

Trials, Tribulation, Divorce, Sickness, the loss of a job, or worse, losing a loved one, even the breakup of a friendship. All of these things can drop us into a state of depression,

We must make a choice, wallow in it, or rise above it. One is easy, giving up. The other takes an inner stregth, a determination, to put it behind us and move forward.

We all deal with troubles in our own way. Often, we cry out ‘Why Lord?’

Don’t expect an answer in the clouds, or thunder and lightning, Most often our answer will come as a peace that passeth understanding. (Phillipines 4:7)

Sometimes it is a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:12)

If we allow these troubles to draw us closer to, and not away from, our loving God, we will be purifided, made holy and acceptable. We prove to ourselves that we truly love and honor, God’s will and ways, for our life. We receive ‘Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory.’

Our Salvation will be secure, in the knowledge of His Word.

I get so excited when I recognize something in the Word, that I have seen hundreds of times, yet never received His revelation until that moment. When I was younger in the Lord, I would stop and think Wow. Then continue reading.

Now… I stop, consider, understand, and believe, then look for other verses that either confirm or reject that revelation, I pray about it, then start to share it. Gerald Derstine, used to tell us. ‘You don’t know what you know, until you share what you know.’

Since the Lord hasn’t granted me the opportunity to Preach, I teach and share in this blog. I pray my stumbling and mumblings, in some way, encourage you to study the Word daily, to see if these things are true.

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Cherubims 2: theunfetteredpreacher

In this post I want to focus on the work of the Cherubim and Saraphim.

Cherubs first and foremost duty is to protect the Tree of Life. (Genesis 3:24), Jesus, the Creator and Supreme Ruler of all. God, who gave Himself to be a Sacrifice, so you and I could find Mercy and Grace in our times of need. (Salvation)

We find this service preformed by Peter in the Garden, as he cut off Malchus’s ear, when they arrested Jesus. (John 18:10)

When Moses was charged with building a Tabernacle, ( Exodus 25), a home, for the Lord, he was instructed to build and Ark with a Mercy Seat. It would hold Arrons rod that buds, a jar of Manna, and the Ten Commandments.

Exodus 25:17-22

And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

Even here in the Lord’s home, he would speak to Moses and the High Priest, from between the Cherubim.

The curtains that housed, enclosed, the Ark were all decorated with Cherubim. (I find this almost an invitation to worship the Angels, as they did the serpent on a pole. ???) (Exodus 26:1; Numbers 21:9; 2 Kings 18:4).

I believe the Cherubim are there today, (Psalm 91; Matthew 4), to protect our Lord, and are privy to our prayers and desires.

The Saraphim are closely related to the Cherubim but have a completely different purpose.

The Cherubim protect our Lord Jesus, the Saraphim stand in the presence of the Jehovah. Isaiah 6:1-3,6-8

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. “

The Saraphim are there to Worship God, to proclaim His Holiness, also to confirm the change in our lives Salvation brings. Our speach, and our purpose changed with Salvation. We should live To Serve Him.

” HERE AM I; SEND ME. ”

How about you? Are you prepared to serve?

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