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 desire a more intimate one.

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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