The Power of Touch: 2 theunfetteredpreacher

In the ‘Power of Touching’, I recognized how wonderful it is to be touched by God, and how much better it was to learn to touch Him.

We should learn to touch the elderly, the homeless, the abused, the human touch is almost as important as the touch from the Lord.

It comforts, it conveys that we care and are there for them. I wish I had hugged and touch my folks more than I did, and I am glad we touch and hug our daughter.

Jesus healed by touch, the leper, (Matthew 8:3), Peters mother, (Matthew 8:15), the blind, (Matthew 9:29; 20:34).

At the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John fell down in fear at the appearance of Moses, Elijah, and the shining Glory of Jesus, He touched them and said, ‘Fear Not’. (Matthew 17:7)

It is also interesting that Jesus implied that having knowledge is touching. (Matthew 22:31). Not knowing the scriptures and denying the Power of God. (Matthew 22:29)

We must have the Faith to Believe to be granted a touch from God. In Jesus’s home town, He could do no mighty miracles, because of their unbelief. (Matthew 15:38)

In Matthew once again is the story of the woman with the issue of blood. She had spent all she had on the doctors of her day. (Many of us, are poor because of health care).

She reasoned in herself that if she could touch His garment, she would be healed. (Matthew 9:20-21). She had to work her way in between the crowd that surrounded Him to finally reach and touch Him.

Today if we desire to touch Him, we must work our way through all the requests that are constantly heard by God.

We must learn to Worship, Praise, humble ourselves, Ask according to His will, not for our desires. (James 4:3). It might entail fasting as well as prayer.

We should pray for BIG THINGS, THINGS THAT ONLY GOD CAN DO. Not just for finances we need, but also for the ability to help others financially.

Not just a lessoning of pain for ourselves and others, but for the complete healing, for the peace and joy of the Holy Ghost.

Our prayers that Jesus would be lifted up, and all men, would be saved.

We should learn to touch Him. As many who touch Him will be made whole. (Matthew 14:36)

The Lord also has promised, if two of us can but agree here on earth as touching anything we ask, it shall be done by the Father. (Matthew 18:19)

What does it mean to touch anything? Simply to agree with each other, and more importantly, agreeing with the Word of God.

That is what guarantees an answer from the Lord. We must know His Will and Desire and agree with IT in prayer.

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If it be a question of words and names: theunfetteredpreacher

In Paul’s time, the Religious Jews wanted to presecute him for teaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. The wise judge at that time Gallio answered them:

Acts 18: 15

But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.”

Today we find those on the left ready to persecute those of us who consider the gay and transgender life styles to be sin.

PC speach has made even quoting the Bible hate speech.

Are there any wise judges, who will refuse to prosecute us for our Christian Faith? I hope so.

We find a State Government going after a Christian baker once again, for refusing to celebrate a transgender change, after he won a case about a gay wedding.

Saints, we must, put on the armour of God, be filled with the Holy Spirit, learn to stand fast, in the Faith.

Do not let the fact that the Government has legalized and made sin accepted, to the masses.

The Government is not God, or Godly.

The Lord calls us to stand in holiness, as living sacrifices, acceptable to God, our minds renewed by His Word. (Romans 12)

Pray we find the Godly back in charge of our government, so that we have a Judicial System that is fair, honest and wise.

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I heard the Lord say: 12/20/14

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“This is your last Christmas “.

IT WASN’T. It is funny how you can be sure you have heard His voice, and have misunderstood, miss heard, don’t understand the time frame. Well I am not sure which I did, but I have lived through an other Christmas.

If you are Interested, this is the post that was supposed to follow my departure.

If you are reading this, that was a word from the Lord. As I write, It is now April of 2015, I feel alot better than I  did in December.  But I  woke up this morning  with the thought to get my house in order.

Today I tune a couple of pianos for Gail Ebron.  What a treasure she and Gene have been.  God fearing customers since I started in business, along with the Tunnels probably my most steady customers for 20 years.  Thank you.

I  do have a very small life insurance policy,  but I am afraid my trust is in God to take care of Bette and Celeste. I am sure He will do a better job without the help I’ve given Him the last 30 years.

My 2 girls have been my biggest blessing,  they have given me love and joy that I  have not deserved.  I am so proud of them both.  It is just God, that I ended up with such a wonderful family.

I failed  to be the miracle working man of God I desired to be.  I tried to Submit to God and Resist the Devil.  I wanted to be a useful vessel.  A man God could trust, rely on, depend on, to walk with Jesus.

Some days I almost am.  Others I am out in the puker brush doing my own thing.  God forgive me.  I ‘m not anything but a sinner saved by His Grace.

Work wise I have a few pianos I wish I had never seen.  Work that I failed, never should have attempted.   I gave every job my best, on some my lack of knowledge, experience led me down the garden path.  Thank God I  gained the knowledge and experience to see fewer of these each year.

Other than family, this blog has given me a reason to go on.  It has been a blessing to share whatever insights I’ve received from the Lord. I  pray it has caused some to get a little closer to our Saviour.

I may add more to this as time goes by.

12/16/15
Get your house in order….I have failed at that also. Will I die before Christmas? Some days I think so. Others I feel fine, till I don’t.

I need to finish getting the piano parts ready for Bette to sell, same with the train things. There is so much stuff I should throw away, before I go away.

More importantly, Celeste graduated from UNCW, with a gold cord…so proud, Lord, please bless her with work she enjoys and is financially satisfying.

Taylor is a good kid, bless them both please Lord. If they marry, may he be a better husband, father and provider then I have been.

I worry about Bette, lots of low sugars lately…Lord, please guide and protect her….Thank You for her, she is a blessing.

Lord, thank you for this blog and the people who have read, followed and liked my writing. I pray You have been Glorified as I have been satisfied. I do hope You have used it to touch hearts.

I look at this, (the blog), as all I have to leave my girls, and they don’t even read it. I had hoped a book would be the result of some posts…..lol.

Jesus, thanks for allowing me to teach your Word at FMUMC. I pray they walk closer to You because of what they have learned.

The choir has been a blessing also. Thanks.

Bless our extended families. I trust You will take care of my girls. I love You.
Blessings

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I am obviously alive, it doesn’t change my feelings of failure, regret, and satisfaction. Our lives don’t run in a straight line, we weave and bob, zig and zag.

We do our best to be the people we dream to be. Faithful, loving, selfless, forgiving, helpful, joyful, peaceful, Christ like.

Well, there’s always next year.
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Blessings to all. May the Lord, help us to see Him as we look at our reflections in the eyes of others. Change our hearts O Lord. . . .

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O Lord, How Long? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Psalm 13:1-2
“How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?  How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?”

Four times the Psalmist cried out;
HOW LONG?
    ~  Will You forget me? For ever?
    ~   Will You hide Your face from me?

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Is the Holy Spirit? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Is the Holy Spirit
     *  Alive in your heart?
     *  Alive in your Church?
     *  Healing the Sick?
     *  Making the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear?

I believe if we do not see theses signs wonders and miracles, the Lord is disappointed.  

He said in John 14:12-18
” Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  If ye love me, keep my commandments.   And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”

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Was Jesus telling tales?

No, we are a people who have failed to recognize and employ the Talents our Master left for us.  Some of us have even buried the Talents and claim they are not for today.  It’s like the experation date has passed.

Matthew 25 is a chapter about the Holy Spirit:
Wise and foolish virgins:  Oil for there lamps.
Those who had no oil are like the Church today…No Spiritual power,  because we don’t  really believe.   We want to, even pray to, but don’t  know how to fill our lamps.

The Master and the talents :
Jesus told the story using money  for the simplicity of understanding.

Everone knows some who invest, and others, that hoard.  The ones who invested were blesed the ones that hid the talent were sent to outer darkness.

The sheep and goats.
The sheep understood the Commandment to Love one another…they fed the hungry,  gave clothes to the needy, water to the thirsty.

So how do we fill our lamps, invest out Talents, Love one another?

It is all as plain on the nose on our face.  It is Revelation Knowledge. ..will you see and believe  or hide in your bed?

Watch this space….The Holy Spirit is alive and begging to to allowed to proclaim the good news.

Lord, open our hearts and minds to see, to act, to glorify  Jesus.

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Our current path: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

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In the book of Judges we read our story.   Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

Everyone does what thay want, it is all good, all normal, all excepted in the eyes of man.  Men with men, women with women,  Man is women. …

We have even gone so far as to find a man of God to Bless our folly:

” Now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.”

We can always find someone to validate our behavior.   They can even claim to have the mind of God in the matter.   Watch out, that boat won’t float.

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” Go in peace: before the Lord is your way wherein ye go.”

When the man you are following, is not a man of God, do not expect the Lord to give you the victory in whatever you plan or attempt.  

Many will die thinking they have won doing as they please.  More toys, money, fame.  Image the disappointment,  when they hear:

” depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

When we should have been ourselves saying :

“Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.”

” How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him:”

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Professing themselves to be wise – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

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they became fools,

Is it hate to disagree with and protest the direction and moral decline of our country.  No;  but the left will claim we are hate filled because we agree with the Word of God.

It is foolish to think this country can continue to be blessed by God when we accept sin as normal. 

As a Christian,  I call for all who love God, to stand fast, act like a man and stand against a government that doesn’t act in the best interest of her people.

Pray for Godly leaders, who are not afraid to stand for the truth.  Who will fight for that we hold dear. 

” Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”

We have fools in places of power. ….God save us.

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What Measure? – The Fix-it Shop – Filling Station

Ephesians 4:7
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

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Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

What is your measure of Grace?  Do you have the Grace to believe Jesus is Lord,  He was God become man who died and was Resurected and now sits at the right hand of God .

The sacrifice of His earthly body, His blood covers  our sins and makes us the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

If you believe that good.  Now do you truly believe He became man, on this earth….just like you and me?

Tempted as we are,  lazy, slothful, greedy, short tempered, covetous?

Probably not.  I believe Jesus was just like us, except He had an open heart to the Father for directions and the Spirit for Power.

Luke 4:2
King James Version (KJV)
“Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.”

Hebrews 2:17-18
King James Version (KJV)
“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”

The only difference in us and Jesus is that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and knew how to use the Spiritual Gifts  available to whosoever or as many as touch Him.

Romans 12:3
King James Version (KJV)
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

What is your measure of faith?

By Grace we are saved by Faith.  We have to believe the impossible story of Jesus to be saved.   We need to believe the impossible fact that Jesus said:

John 14:12
King James Version (KJV)
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

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2 Corinthians 12:12
King James Version (KJV)
“Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.”

Hebrews 2:4
King James Version (KJV)
“God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?”

Do you really  believe?  

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deliver us only, we pray thee, – The Fix-it Shop, Filling Station

And the children of Israel said unto the Lord, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.
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Here we go again.   Lord, I know I have this problem because I did that thing I shouldn’t have.  So Lord, help me out of this today, please.

We have a loving God so help comes.  Repeat.

What we fail to understand is He helps, saves us so we might to serve Him.  Spend time with Him, love and obey Him.   If we did, we would find a peace in the midst of the worst storms of our lives.

Lord, help us to love, honer, obey to walk in Your yoke…..with You every day of our lifes.  Don’t let us wait, until it’s too late.

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What is the Church? – The Fix-it Shop, Filling Station

To the unbelieving, The Church is the building the hypocrites go to every week to show the rest of us how holy they are.

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To some believers, The Church is where they go to hear the Preacher tell them what God wants them to know this week.  Or the place you bring people who need salvation, healing or prayer.  Or even the place where you praise or worship God.

The Church can and should be all these things but  are you?

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The Church isn’t the buildings believers meet in.  The Church is the believer.  We are the ones, the seekers should come to, to be led to the Lord. To be healed by, comforted by, discover the Love and Grace of the Lord.

They don’t recognize the Lord in our lives, so why would they expect to find Him.

Some think of The Church as a hospital for the sick and those recovering.   The Lord never told us to nurse the brokenhearted.  To go someplace to heal,

No, He said: “Your Faith has made you whole.”

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

The  Lord expects us to believe and to have signs and wonders following.  Amen.

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the need for Godly leaders – The Fix-it Shop

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Like this old tractor, the church is dead, the framework is still intact but it can’t seem to go
anywhere.

We wonder why?
       *  There is sickness
       *  There is little power
       *  There is strife, rebellious people
       *  There is no repentance, holiness
There is sin, unbelief, idolatry in the body.

What is sin and  idolatry today?

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

Getting ready to finish teaching on the book of Joshua and start teaching  the book of Judges,  I am reminded once again that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.  Unfortunately, so are we.

The Hebrew peoples followed the Lord all the days of Joshua and the elders that saw the miracles of Egypt.  Then they fell away into sin and idolatry which leads to unbelief.

” the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim:  they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.  Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, ”  (selected verses from Judges 2)

This is the church,  we Worship our order of Worship.  Don’t you dare change anything.   We allow sin to abound, believe the Church Doctrine more than the Word.  Gay marriage, abortion, covetousness. ..

We do evil in the sight of the Lord, reject holiness, reject true praise and worship.  Then we wonder why things don’t work as we plan.

The Church needs to dig up the Talents the Master left us,  (Matthew 25 ).  He left us the Gifts of the Spirit,  we don’t believe they are for us, now.  We have the written word of God, we have no need of Words of Wisdom or Knowledge,  the Gift of Faith, the Working of Miracles.

Gifts of Healing,  Prophesy, Discerning of Spirits, heaven forbid tongues and interpretation.

We have buried the gifts, we will not hear.  “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Our leaders and teachers, Pastors need to learn to use and teach the Church what is available to whosoever will but they won’t believe in, never mind ask for and use the Gifts.

The Church today is no different than the Hebrews in Judges.  We need the Spiritual gifts to bring people to and keep them in the love and grace of God.

” the people lifted up their voice, and wept.”

This is what the Hebrews did in Egypt and through out the book of Judges.  The Lord answered these prayers.

” And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the Lord because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.”

The Lord hears and answers our cries but when we cry out, it must be effectual, fervent prayer. ..this only happens when it comes from our innermost parts.

Our pretty, public Church prayers are not that.

We have temptations, evil, sin all around us for a reason.

” That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the Lord to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.”

Lord, help me to walk with You, to love, obey and share Your love.  May I learn to increase the Gifts of the Spirit in my life and the life of Your Church .
Amen

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Love

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1 Corinthians: 13. 4-8a  “Charity (love), suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity never faileth:”

Love never fails:

Why Mother Goose – The Filling Station

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Mother Goose :

Have you ever wondered why the Goose got the title Mother Goose?

When we moved into our home 10 years ago, the small ponds at the entrance to our development had about 20 ducks and 5 geese.

Soon there were 2 baby geese, we would see them wondering around much like the picture above.

Then one of the babies was gone.  (?).

Things changed :

The only time we saw the remaining baby he was surrounded by adult geese.  The formed a protective circle around him, wherever he went.

The Grimm brothers must have seen this. (If it was them that named her?).

It reminds me of the Levites, wondering in the desert all those years.  Their job was to protect the Tabernacle from any strangers.  

With orders to kill any strangers that approached the holy thing.

We today should be protecting the Word in our hearts.  Knowing, loving and hiding it…sharing it….not allowing anything to degrade or destroy what we love.

Knowing it well enough to say thus saith the Lord…

Recognizing the truth.  Rebuking the lies.  The Word is.

Lord help us to know, believe and share the truth of Your Gospel.   May others come to love you through our witness.

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Withal praying also for us, – The Fix-it Shop

” Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ,   That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.”

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When we ask for prayer, should this not be at the top of our requests?   Are we effective witnesses for Christ?   If we prayed this simple prayer would we become bold?  Would we find hearts opening to receive His love?

Will anyone pray this prayer for me?   Do you want it prayed for you?

Please advise.

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This I recall to my mind, : The Fix-it Shop

Lamentations 3:21-23
King James Version (KJV)
“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”

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What I recall of my teenaged years is not pleasent.  I was rebellious,  drunk or stoned, as often as possible.   School was a trial,  work was better, free time, I don’t remember much.

My mother was afflicted with arthritis from her late thirties onward.   I’m pretty sure that during my teenage years she was high on pills to relieve her pain.  She didn’t complain.

I know I was loved, even in the midst of rebellion.   It troubles me now that I had little thought,  care or compassion for her or anyone else. 

The last time she visited here, I would be upset when she didn’t want to move….do things,  be with me while I played piano at Snug Harbor. (She was nearly 90) and in pain.

I  still didn’t understand pain.

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

I still  didn’t have mercy or compassion,  I am not a nice person.   I have not learned to put others first.  Thank you Jesus, that Your mercy is new every morning.

I must remind myself;   I am a child of God, not because I am so good.   He is.   God is and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Lord, help me to seek Your face, to understand Your love and compassion.   Help me to see with Your eyes,  know Your heart,  do Your will.  Thank You.

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Set your hearts: The Fix-it Shop

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Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day;

I’ve not been in the Word or Prayer much the last month or so.  The Easter rush for piano tuning, company and Arthurs flare up, have distracted me from the important.

Martin Luther on his next days plans, said:
“Work, work, work, from early until late. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

If I could only hold to prayer first, last and during I could become an overcomer.  To him that overcomes:

” He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”

Plus many other promises. ..so why is it so hard to focus when your busy or in pain?  Not sure, but am determined to get back into the swing of things.

Thanks for dropping by, hope to start regular posts soon.

Blessings

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Persistence : The Fix-it Shop

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Sitting at the waterfront, half listening to Car Talk, watching the sea gulls and praying in and  as the Spirit directs.

There is one particular sea gull, working so hard at getting his meal out of a whelk.  He picks and pokes for the longest time. Suddenly he picks it up flies out over the water, up, up, up, back over land and drops the shell.  CRACK!!!

Back on it like white on rice…he doesn’t quit until he has gotten every morsel, he leaves an empty broken shell…He leaves satisfied.

This is how we should feed on the Word.    Pick, poke, prode, crack it open until  we are satisfied,  filled with Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge, the faith to believe.  If we could  only believe. ….

Be converted and become as a child…. ask, seek and knock, enter the Holy of Holies, receive  grace and mercy in our time of need.

Do not quit, persist. …..children ask and believe you can supply their every want, need or desire.
The Lord Would have us Believe in Him that way as well.   He is able….Only  Believe.  Know the Word, so you Knew His will…believe and receive.

Lord, help our unbelief.

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Only believe : The Fix-it Shop

Mark 5
“And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,  And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.”

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“While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.  And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.”

If we could only believe; this poor man, the worst has happened,  his daughter is sick.  He came to Jesus for her healing and before she is seen, the news arrived that she was dead.  Too late…..he’s too late, nothing can be done now.

Like David with Bathsheba, pray, fast intreat,  put on sackcloth and ashes,  sacrifice but once the babies dead, the baby is dead.  Life goes on.  Not with Jesus.

And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.  And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.  And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Jesus had been on his way to her,  too late.  He says only believe.  The father was told only believe.   Jesus only took 3 disciples and parents in with Him…No unbelievers.

With Jesus even death is not the end…..only believe. …..your problems,  desires, needs, questions. …according to your faith so be it.

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The Fix-it Shop – New Testament – Names of God

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The Fix-it Shop : The Holy Spirit

We are looking at the Word of God. What we believe may not be what the Word of God says, so always check what you hear or read against what the Bible actually says.

First let us understand in the Hebrew or Chaldee Old Testament the words translated God, Lord and Spirit are as follows :

God : Elohim, means Creator / Supreme Ruler
Lord: Yahweh or Jehovah, means Everlasting or self Existent One

Easton s Bible dictionary has these definitions for Lord:
Lord
There are various Hebrew and Greek words so rendered.

(1.) Heb. Jehovah, has been rendered in the English Bible LORD, printed in small capitals. This is the proper name of the God of the Hebrews. The form “Jehovah” is retained only in Ex. 6:3; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 12:2; 26:4, both in the Authorized and the Revised Version.

(2.) Heb. ‘adon, means one possessed of absolute control. It denotes a master, as of slaves (Gen. 24:14, 27), or a ruler of his subjects (45:8), or a husband, as lord of his wife (18:12).

The old plural form of this Hebrew word is _’adonai_. From a superstitious reverence for the name “Jehovah,” the Jews, in reading their Scriptures, whenever that name occurred, always pronounced it _’Adonai_.

(3.) Greek kurios, a supreme master, etc. In the LXX. this is invariably used for “Jehovah” and “‘Adonai.” (New Testament )

(4.) Heb. ba’al, a master, as having domination. This word is applied to human relations, as that of husband, to persons skilled in some art or profession, and to heathen deities. “The men of Shechem,” literally “the baals of Shechem” (Judg. 9:2, 3). These were the Israelite inhabitants who had reduced the Canaanites to a condition of vassalage (Josh. 16:10; 17:13).

(5.) Heb. seren, applied exclusively to the “lords of the Philistines” (Judg. 3:3). The LXX. render it by satrapies. At this period the Philistines were not, as at a later period (1 Sam. 21:10), under a kingly government. (See Josh. 13:3; 1 Sam. 6:18.) There were five such lordships, viz., Gath, Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron.

We see that Lord when it’s from Adoni can be human master or part of the Godhead.

Spirit is Ruach which means breath or breeze of God or the Lord.

In the Old Testament my study has led me to believe Lord : Yahweh or Jehovah is the Father, the self Existent or Everlasting One.

God and Adoni the Creator / Supreme Ruler or Surpreme Master is Jesus in the Old Testament.

I realize this is probably different from our basic Denominational beliefs but I believe it to be so. Please read the Word, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you…I do not want to damage your faith. ….I hope this revelation will draw us closer to Jesus.

Now in the New Testament Greek the words translated Lord, God and Spirit are different again :

Jesus is Yeshua Christ or Messiah, Savior, Lord, Supreme Master

Lord is: Kurios which means Supreme Master when refering to Jesus. ….

God is: Deity or Godhead the Trinity (I believe in most cases refers to the Father in the New Testament ).

Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost is: pneuma which means breath or breeze of the Godhead.

Please let me know whether this makes sense to you or if it is clear as mud.

If we look at Isaiah 61:1-2 that Jesus read in the Names of God translation :

The Ruach of Adonay (Supreme Master)  and Yahweh (the Father)is with me
because Yahweh (The Father ) has anointed me
to deliver good news to humble people.
He has sent me
to heal those who are brokenhearted,
to announce that captives will be set free
and prisoners will be released.
2 He has sent me
to announce the year of Yahweh’s good will (this is where Jesus stoped)
and the day of our Elohim’s vengeance,
to comfort all those who grieve.

The Fix-it Shop – What to believe?

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What to believe?

I have family that I love who are  Godly, giving, loving and religious.  They are Mormons.

I saw on Facebook, (I guess I would call it), a defense of Mormon beliefs, kind of equating Joseph Smith to Moses

To show us the Lords way.  (My words, I lost the article,  computer is still a second language).

(I will say the Mormons and Jehovahs Witnesses have a better handle on Missionary work and helping others than most other Christian  Denominations.)

The thing that struck me is both Joseph Smith and   the Christian Church have missed the mark and for the same reason.

The Mormons believe that when the Apostles died there was no longer Godly  leadership in the Church.

The Church went into error.

The Christian Church seems to believe that when the Apostles died the signs and wonders stopped.

I think thats where the Church went into error.

If we believe Jesus, than when we look behind us we should be seeing signs and wonders.  We may see a few but the God I believe in is Mighty.

So what is the problem?

Jesus told the parable of the talents. He told it in terms of  money because we all understand its use.

Whst if He was really talking about the Gifts of the Spirit.

I believe we see a few who have multiplied some of the Gifts.
–  Peter, James, John, Paul, Steven. …then the signs and wonders  stopped.

Then we see them again:
–  Katherin Kohlman, Oral Roberts, RW Schambach, Benny Hinn and other lesser knowns.

Why them and not us?

They pressed into the Holy of Holies and touched the hem of His garment.

Mark 6 tells us all who on touched the hem of His garment were healed.

We seem to think our preaching is the only tool Christ left us to build His kingdom, I contend He left us the Gifts of the Spirit and we have left them on the shelf.

Well saints, according to your faith, so be it. As for me,  I will continue to boldly seek to enter the Holy of Holies.

I will continue to reach for the hem of His garment, until I see the signs, wonders and miracles following as He promised.

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