HB2-again: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

I wish this was not an ongoing topic.  I cannot just ignore it, no matter how much I would like to.

The news you hear is inaccurate. 

The law we have right now under HB2, is the same law we had before the fools in Charlotte decided to change it.

Yes, boys go to boys showers and bath rooms, girls the same.  Period.  It is how it has been forever.

This is to protect our women and kids, not neccesarily from TG people.  (They are just confused, and as such, not a threat).  Even harmless.

No, the problem, we are concerned about are the perverts, who may claim to be TG.

Taking pictures of our straight woman and children who then are victoms, with no recourse.  If they complain, they are the onces in the wrong and can be charged.

It really is that simple. 

Stop the lying. 

I do not care to deal with your lack of self respect, or the lack of understanding who you are, and the wonderful life you could have in Christ.

You could be at peace, with God and man.  I pray that you look up, repent and trust Him, before it is too late.

Do not expect everyone to rejoice in whatever perveted life you enjoy.  We all battle our own sins and need not see yours.

Please, trust in the Lord, He came not to condemn you, but that you might be saved.

Merry Christmas to all:


Merry Christmas from “theunfetteredpreacher”,  praying you have a wonderfull new year.   Blessings.

Tests of Faith : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

What are the biggest tests of your Faith?  

For me, the biggest, hardest, test?

In a church full of older, sick and dieing people.  How do you pray a prayer of Faith, for people who believe in Jesus, even love Him but do not accept the Gifts as being available today?

I believe in healing, I believe in a God of Power, Might and love.  I  am 62, can’t  see, arthritis in my feet, ankles, knees.  What a living, stumbling, limping testimony, to the greatness and goodness of God.

I find it easy to pray for a young person who is sick.  They haven’t lived long enough to  deserve the pain and suffering.  They have a life to live, mountains to conquer, love to find.

On the other hand in a failing  church, full of believers that are failing also. I find it hard to pray a prayer of Faith.

Life is a precious commodity. The Lord brought me here, I thought to be a help, to guide to the way of life.

I was sure He would open the flood gates and His Spirit would ignite  His Holy Fire.  There would be true Praise and Worship,  we would see people added to His Church


Lord, show me Your Way.  Fill me with Your Spirit of Truth and Life.  Either release Your Spirit of Love and Grace or send me  where I  belong.

You have called me to more.  Is it time to open the door?

Two Bills and a Mel: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station


A few years ago Mel Gibson was the rage.  Most handsome,  most desirable. Great story, great actor/director, top of his field.


Then the Spirit of God got ahold of him, he made “The Passion of Christ ” movie.  He was warned not to, “it’ll loose money, alienate fans, ruin  your career. ”

It made him bigger and more loved then ever.  Then his life fell apart.  (He fell from grace)  Everyone turned on him.

How about Bill Cosby,  well respected comedian, actor /director, entertainer.  I  loved him as a child, “Noah” and so many other  great sketches on his albums.

As an adult I enjoyed the Cosby Show, loved the whole family.   What happened?


He stood up and said: “Black youngsters needed to pull up their pants, learn to speak English and work hard.”

He received criticism, that was not enough punishment, stuff hidden for  thirty years, now comes out.  Everyone turned on him.  If he did it, he is a sleeze; but why now?  It’s kind of late, isn’t it?

The other Bill, Bill Clinton.  The titular head of a political party.  Lied to the American people,  accused of several rapes, impeached, disgraced.


He Keeps on keeping on,  Nothing hurts him for long.  Why?  He doesn’t  pretend to be a Godly person, abortion is OK, gay marriage is great, socialism is the plan.

The moral of the stories :

If you try to do the right thing, the good thing, the Godly thing.  The Devil and his minions will push and pull to find your weakness,  (secret sin),   untill they ultimately  destroy your usefulness  for good.

You have to be strong in the Lords love to survive.

How sad when the Righteous have fallen.  There is no mercy from the world for them.

If you believe up is down, wrong is right, black is white.

The world is your oyster. “It’s only sex.” “Everyone lies about sex.”  “His intentions were good.”  “He stands for womens rights.”


Sorry if that offends some. 

That is how it appears to me. 

Lord, save us from the judgment of the world. May we judge righteously, carefully and Godly judgment.   Help us to walk in the light.

Forgive us and turn us toward You.

How soon they are grown – The Fix-it Shop – Filling Station

Mothers day:


Fathers day:


How soon they grow up, started with 4 only one now.

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Waiting for the Doctor, noticed the shadow.  Only there for a short time.  Then gone.

Life, at its longest is but a moment, compared to eternity.

This shadow of things to come.   Life is meant to  give us the opportunity to serve others and Our Lord. 

What have we done with our opportunity?

Know Jesus…….know yourself. …find rest.

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The solution to the problem is faith.


It seems to me, a lot of churches have put  expiration dates on parts of the Bible.

Miracles, signs and wonders, revelations from God; all expired with the last of the Apostles.  (Until the new improved message,  arrived).

Jonah and the big fish died the same time as the tooth fairy. David and Goliath,  Noah and the flood, Samson,  Gideon, all just fables, stories for children. 

Morales, ethics, honesty, self-control,  self-respect,  self-reliance all expired,  dead, gone, buried.  Will they ever return?

Folks, when a large segment of the population, teaches their children it is OK  to abort, and not raise their little sister or brother; or that Heather has two mommies; or let’s go visit daddy in prison;   do not be surprised when they set fire to the cat.

What we have allowed to happen to our country and churches, will continue.

Our churches, like our politicians. …are empty suits.  All…

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The Blessing of Judah 2: – The Fix-it Shop


Deuteronomy 33.
” this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.”

The Lord will hear the voice of Praise.
        Judah led in the desert. …Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah…Judah means Praise.
Bring Praise back to the people. …
         The church needs to relearn Praise.  Make a joyful noise…enter His gates with.           
           thanksgiving and His courts with Praise.
Let his hands be sufficient and be a help with his enimies.
          As he is obedient to Your will, help, protect and provide.

This is the blessing to those who Praise. Claim it today by lifting your hearts to the Lord.  Love Him, obey Him, learn to sing, play and Worship,  beginning with Praise.


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Jesus looked on them with anger: The Fix-it Shop


Jesus was in the Synagogue on the Sabbath, He saw a man with a withered hand.  The  religious folks were hoping to carch Him working (healing ).

” And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.”

The anger of the Lord, was usually reserved for the religious.  It was a righteous anger, because of the hardness of their hearts.  The evil hearts of unbelief.

Unbelief kept the Hebrews wondering the desert for 38 years longer then the Lord had planned.  When He told them:  ” Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:”    Instead of going in to take the land, they allowed the ten negative reports to influence their hearts.

They had “evil hearts of unbelief “.   The Lord is grieved by our unbelief.  

Only Believe and your dead daughter will be well,  the blind will see, the lame walk, the crippled healed.

We don’t know how to believe.  If we are honest,  we recognize  very few signs and wonders or miracles.   I am talking about folks healed by our shadows or by their touching the hems of our garments.

The breakdown is in us, not God.  We are Christians, believers but not Deciples.  We all have something we need to give up or change within so that the Lord can trust us with His Power and Grace.

Self Righteousness,  Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Greed, A proud look, a lying tongue,  hands that shed innocent blood,   An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

We must learn to give all to the Lord.  Enter into His courtyard,  Allow Him to truly live and reign within our hearts.    Touch the hem of His garment, by fulfilling His command to love as He loved.

That means to be willing to give all you are, all you own or will ever posess to follow Him.  Take His Yoke upon you and walk with Him.

It is beyond my ability.   I must rest in Him.

Lord, help me to enter into Your rest.  To become a useful vessel of Your love.

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The Wonder of Salvation

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The peace that passes understanding.   I would that all could accept and love its source.  

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Was Peter right? – The Filling Station – Was Lot righteous?

2 Peter 2:7-8
King James Version (KJV)
And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)


Was Lot a righteous man?  Peter says he was.  Does this line up with Moses writing?   Let’s examine the Scriptures.  

“Billism ” coming,  You must:  “Study  to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 

Do not take my word…..you are responsible,  search the Scriptures.

    *   Lot went with Abram
    *   Strife in the camp, Abram gave Lot first choice of land
    *   Lot chose well watered plain – they separated

    *   Lot and his family enslaved
    *   Rescued by Abram

    *   The angels in Sodom, after Abrams prayer
    *   Lot gives them refuge
    *   Lot  goes out to save them

To me this is the only moment Lot, showed himself righteous, and full of Faith.

    *   the angels saved Lot, asked after His loved ones.

Note: sons in law did not believe – Lot, Lots wife and two daughters saved.

     *   angels saved them… (pulling them away from the fire)
     *   angels directed them to run far….Lot chose nearby town.
     *   God remembered Abraham

Note – Lord sent angels, God in agreement with the Lord, destroyed the towns; God  remembered Abraham and saved Lot and those he loved.

it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.”

Lots daughters got him drunk, laid with him, had  children. ….God gave them land and protected their decendants until many years later, they joined with others who were against Israel.

Then the Lord ordered their tribes destroyed.

God saved Lot, because He remembered Abraham and his prayer.  His children were saved because (like Moses and Jesus ) he once stood up (risked his life), to the unrighteous around him to protect the men he invited into his home.

God blessed the children until they walked out of His protection by joining Israel’s enimies. (Psalm 83).


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become as little children, – The Fix-it Shop

Matthew: 18. 3.
“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. “


Become as little children:

Have you become as a little child since you’ve been converted?  

When Jesus taught us how to pray, He started by telling us to  call on Our Father.  I don’t know about you but my human father was quite a man.  He could yell and swear with best of them.

He wore a ball style cap at his,  Fix-it Shop,  garage, when he worked on cars to keep grease, oil and dirt out of his hair.

Happy, the brim was in front. As he got aggravated the brim moved to the side…. (maybe by itself, never saw him move it).

It seems like it was pointed sideways quite alot when dealing with me. 

Here’s the point;   He may have chewed me out, been disappointed  and I suffered the consequences of my actions; ….. but he kept me in line because he loved me.

He never denied me something I needed, sometimes, things I wanted but never a need.

I haven’t thought of that for years, the steadfast love of my father…..even at my most unlovable.
I was reminded of  that love a few weeks ago.   My college aged daughter had questions about her rental insurance for her apartment at school. 

She called and asked for my help

I couldn’t fix it fast enough. ….the joy of providing this little thing for her….that she needed me.

Yeah, I  guess I ‘m putty…….but I  think God enjoys doing the little things for those He loves also.

We need to rely on, call on,  trust in and believe that God is and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

If they have loving parents, a child doesn’t study to be a son or daughter, they don’t need lessons on how to love. 

Any problems are in the will.  A strong willed child does things his own way, to spite the best advice or direction given.

I believe this to be the reason so many who love the Lord and long to see the Kingdom of God at hand,…. don’t. 

There are few signs and wonders, miracles because we accept Him as Savior and never really submit to Him as Lord.

To be  Disciples;   that is what we are called to be.  We are instead believers.   We believe but don’t obey.  Jesus said something about that.  Didn’t He?

Lord, help us to become Disciples please. ….mold and make us into vessels You use for Your Glory, Praise and Purpose. 

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The Eyes of the Lord – The Filling Station

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”


“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?   If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”

I believe when we read of the Giants of the Faith, we are intiminated.  Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, ect….these were great and Godly men.  I’m not.

We cannot fathom the depths of their respective relationships with God.  How did they reach such heights?

Abraham was a friend of God.  Lord I can’t imagine how that happens.  What is the secret?

We place them above us, we always look up to them, they had lived in a special time and place.

The Lord doesn’t do that anymore.


Why doesn’t He do that today? 

Are His hands tied? 

Was He lying when He said:  “These signs shall follow them that believe.”    ?????

” The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry,  the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.  The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”

Here in lies the problem,  the Lord sees all I am, He knows all I think, imagine, desire and do. 

Oh what can I  do?  I  am full of sin and sickness,  broken,  unlovable. Why would He use me?  Be my friend?  Trust me with His plan?  Unworthy? ….

The Blood of Jesus, sets me free from the curse of sin and death, I am the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  I come boldly to the throne of grace and obtain mercy and grace in my time of need.

If I would live a life of repentance and obedience, there is no limit to what the Lord might do, in and with me.  If I would only desire the Lord more than life itself.

” David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.”

David was really special, He was a man after Gods heart, how can I  compare to that?

Have you heard of his son, Asa or even Asa’s son after him?

“Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.

 he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the Lord: “

We need to purpose in our hearts to obey the Lord, repent when we miss the mark and let the Lord direct our path.

” the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

Will you allow the Lord to shew himself strong on your behalf?   He longs to know you, use you and bless all you do.

Have a perfect heart,  be quick to repent, turn towards the Lord. If we could do this, we would change our world.

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Signs and Wonders – The Filling Station


I have always thought of the Signs and Wonders of the Lord to be a good thing.  We see them in the Exodus from Egypt and the early years of the church.

I firmly believe we should be experiencing them today, if we would embrace the Gifts of the Spirit and learn of their use.

Jesus said they would follow them that believe. ….

Did you ever stop to think of how the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart so to display the Signs and Wonders?

I ran across some verses in Deuteronomy 28, that bare examination.

43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

In this chapter that we have heard the first 13 verses preached, is another 50 + verses of curses for those who refuse to listen to and obey the Lord.

He was speaking to His children of the Old Testament, we Christians are His children of the New Testament.   We speak of God being love.

He is love but we must except and obey Him to receive and experience His Love. ….

Ask Jesus into your heart today.   Find the Peace and Comfort of the Holy Spirit,  avoid 55 verses of curses and embrace 13 of Blessings.

Lord help us to see and share Your  light and Love.

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Who touched me? – The Fix-it Shop

Mark 5 & 6
The secret to answered prayer revealed :


and much people followed him, (Jesus), and thronged him.  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

For twelve years, this woman had tried everything available, seeking relief, many Doctors, probably a few quacks, home remedies, nothing helped.

She heard of Jesus, she didn’t cry out Jesus touch me.  She fought her way through the crowd and touched His garment.

We cryout, Jesus heal me, touch me, mend me  and wonder why we see meager results.   If we would touch Him, I believe we could unleash His power in our lives.

For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

Notice straightway she was healed.   Jesus didn’t run a hospital,  a place to recover,  Jesus healed straightway.

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

This is the most popular story of The Hem of His Garment but not the only one.  In Mark 6 we find another :

And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.  And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

It is a simple message here;  quit asking for a touch from God and get in your prayer closet and find the way to the Holy of Holies and touch Him.

When I have sought Him with prayer and fasting, with no agenda,  He has always blessed.   “The Lord said, Seek ye my face.  Your face oh Lord will I seek.”

Lord, please help us to seek only You, may You always be touchable to us.

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The Filling Station


In Mark 5 we find Jesus casting demons out of Legion and into the swine.

It is interesting to me that Mark notes the Legion came to Jesus and Worshipped;   then said “What do you want of me?”  “torment me not”.

Jesus cast out the demons, the swine ran into 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 marveled.

Those that witness miracles tell others, who then go to see….then fear sets in.

I  find this to be true.  When God moves in the Supernatural,  wonder, awe and fear results. 

These folks asked Him to leave.

In my own experience, for a short time in my early Christian walk, the Lord would work through me.

People would be touched by the Holy Spirit. …One time it frightened me and I stupidly asked Him to stop.

He did…I have prayed often for the return of His power.  No joy.

When the man who was set free asked to go with Jesus, the answer was no.

We often feel we need to know more, to be able to quote scriptures,  to have all the answers.   When we should just :

“Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.”

We need to share what we know.  Sometimes our ignorance will drive others to seek the truth,   if only to prove us wrong.

Then men will marvel.   We only need to know what we know.  “I once was lost but now I’m found”.  Leave it to the Holy Spirit to draw them in.

I just learned a friend prayed for me, in our youth, many years before I was saved. 

As Abraham prayed for Lot and he was saved, it took awhile in my life, but prayer works.

Thanks for the prayers,  we don’t know the results until we know the results.   We see through  a glass darkly.

God said: “My ways are not your ways”

So pray for one another. …share what you know to be true…you don’t need to prove it.  The Holy Spirit is able to touch others with our testimony.

Lord, please use us for Your Glory, may others come to love You by our lives, prayers and testimony.

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Great Commission; Tongues : The Fix-it Shop

Mark 16:15-20
King James Version (KJV)
 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.   And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 I believe Jesus wants all of this to happen. That it isn’t, isn’t the fault of Jesus.


This is alot of Scripture. …please feel free to question.

Acts 2:1-8
King James Version (KJV)
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born.

Acts 10:42-48
King James Version (KJV)
And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?  And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain

Acts 19:1-7
King James Version (KJV)
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.  And all the men were about twelve.

Acts 19:11-12
King James Version (KJV)
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

Tongues and interpretation are for edification of the church…in public must have interpretation. They heard them magnify God and Prophesy.

Romans 8:26
King James Version (KJV)
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Jude 1:20
King James Version (KJV)
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

Romans  and Jude are speaking of our private prayer language.  We know not what to pray, the Spirit knows and builds our faith.

Below are selected verses from 1 Corinthians,  please read the full chapters 12-14.

1 Corinthians 12
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Notice for the Word of Knowledge and Word of Wisdom,  we must learn to hear, then  we will have the Special Faith to work in the Spirit. He is speaking about public prayer in tongues,  must interpret.

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

Notice how the church has gone from do all?.. To none.  The church is burying the Talents or Gifts of God.

1 Corinthians 13
King James Version (KJV)
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

(That which is perfect is the second coming of Christ, he is giving instructions to an out of control church. ..this is how it is supposed to be).

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Corinthians 14
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

( edified self).

I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.  (Giving thanks)

I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.  What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.  Let all things be done decently and in order.

It is interesting the spirits ofthe prophets are subject to the prophets. ….we find tongues magnify, and prophesied,  in public with interpretation.

In private,  they edify, give thanks, speak to God our spirit to His Spirit,  that what we know not.  Our faith is built up by praying in the Spirit.

I would not have you ignorant.

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For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:

Romans 8:13
King James Version (KJV)
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.


As a Born Again Christian I understand that I should be dead to sin.  As a man I war with sin continually.

To mortify the body, how hard can it be?

1 Corinthians 5:7
Names of God Bible (NOG)
Remove the old yeast of sin so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you don’t actually have the yeast of sin.

Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

The first step is to accept Jesus as Savior, then we make Him Lord by removing the old yeast of sin.

Easy right?  Some sins are easily removed, some are our favorites,  we hide them, try not to feed them but never really purge them, remove them from our lives.

The soundboard of my life B. C.

Colossians 3:5-8
King James Version (KJV)
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Who among us has rid himself from all these?

Sometimes,  I covet someones lifestyle,  ask what do you do for work?  (How can you afford all this?)

Filthy communication is not above me.  I  don’t even want to touch on the others. 

My soul before Jesus, looked like the picture of the soundboard, filthy, dirty, discolored the carnal man is not pretty.

Who will save me from this wickedness?

Christ has saved us, if we would only allow Him.  The key to victory in Christ in this life is  letting the Spirit mortify the flesh.

We let the Spirit reign by walking with Jesus,  learning of Him, allowing the Spirit to rule and reign.   As we walkwith Him we will see ourselves cleaned up.

The soundboard of my life A.D.

Colossians 1:13
God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of his Son, whom he loves.

Colossians 3:1
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Lord,  help us to seek you, to hunger and thirst after righteousness,  to love you.

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Man and his Maker – The Filling Station 2 /23/15


Deuteronomy 5:9-10
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Do you love or hate God?

For years I wondered if my life was such a mess because of my parents or grandparents sins and missdeeds.   I  am here to tell you an unequivocal; “maybe”.

My Dad and his parents were practicing Catholics,   they believed Jesus came to earth, God became man, died and rose again to save us from sin.

They never knew Him in a personal way.  In fact, did not believe anyone could know Him personally.   Why not?  They never understood the truth because it was never revealed to them.

Is this the fault of their priests or the fault of God Himself?

Since I came out of that background and found a relationship with Jesus, I must blame the people who sit under the teaching and do not look deeper themselves.

We are definitely affected by the beliefs of those before us….an unbeliever does condemn his children to deal with his sins.  We learn, act out and believe, what we have seen and received in our youth.

As a child growing up Catholic,  I believed in the Bible,  it just was not relevant in my life.   Jesus is in heaven.   Big deal,  the Spirit? ??

I don’t remember being taught much about the Spirit,  it is possible, a lot was said and not much remembered.   I  know the Spirit, was not something I believed in,  there may have been ghosts, black magic,  demons but nothing holy.

Where these believing Catholics saved?   “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. “

They believed and practiced those beliefs, so I  believe they are saved and living on the outskirts of heaven.  Why?  They believed.  Believe and be saved.   Is that all there is? Yes and no.

Yes it is all we need, believe;  no, in that there is so much more available.  It is up to us, individually to seek more of God, read His Word,  hunger and thirst for His Righteousness.

We can learn of Him,  by walking with Him,  spending time in Praise, Prayer, Fasting and Worship but most important of all, in obedience to Him. 

When we recognize His will; Act on it. Speak out against injustice,  feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick….Jesus healed all that were afflicted and told us to do the same and more,

According to your faith. ….look behind, anything following?

Lord, help us to know You, walk with You, be used by You. That You would be Glorified.

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