Disappointed? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Do you believe God?  That His Word is true?

Philippians 4:19
King James Version (KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Is your need being supplied? 

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That they may see, and know: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

That they may see, and know

There is a reason the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart and did many signs, wonders and miracles.

There was a reason Jesus did so many signs, wonders snd miracles.  It is the same reason He said we would do the same and more.

THAT THEY MAY SEE:

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Isaiah 41:20
King James Version (KJV)
That they may see,
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The Problem : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

The Problem:
Misunderstanding the directions received.

A couple of weeks ago I bought some pansy’s for my piano planter.

Red, white and almost blue.

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I was very pleased.  The lady told me they would flower all winter if I snapped off the dead flowers.

Wonderful. ..easy…flowers all winter….color.  I  am excited.

Now the problem.

Not knowing any better,  I  snapped off the buds before they flowered.

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How dumb  is that?  You would think a grown man could see what hadn’t flowered from the flowers past.

Apparently not.

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I  don’t know if it was fatal but there is no color now. 

I  stopped the plants from flowering, meeting their potential.  From becoming a pleasant gift to all who came within sight.

Our ignorance of God’s plan and promises causes us to snap the flowering life out of on fire, young believers.

Our unbelieving, belief in God is our down fall. 

We don’t really believe the promises of God beyond Salvation.

Why?  Because so few really dig into the Spiritual.  

We educate ourselves physically,  but never really exercise  the Spiritual.

David was known as a man after Gods heart.  Why?

Read the Psalms, David knew long before Jesus, how to enter the Holy of Holies.

He spent time in Praise and Prayers,  a man who knew how to take responsibility for his errors.  

He knew how to repent and return to God.

We need to spend time the same way, in Praise and Prayer.

Finding our way into the presence of God.  Into the place of obedient peace, joy and power.

His Promises and Power are available to “whosoever” will seek His face.

“Whosoever will become a love slave.”

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Those who truly give their all to the Lord.

Will you?

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bill theunfettered preacher cote
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Study to shew thyself approved: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

As a Christian I have heard all the reasons for not reading the Old Testament.

It’s not relevant,  now that we have Jesus.

It’s too confusing,  why are their names so hard,  and the towns?

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Stir up thyself: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Stir up thyself

Do you know people who are always stirring things up?  Confusion, Strife, Upheavals, Discontent, all seem to be their best friends?

Do they seem angry, proud, full of wrath or hatred?   Do we?  Am I?

Proverbs 29:22
King James Version (KJV)
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

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He staggered not at the promise : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Romans 4:20
King James Version (KJV)
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;”

Abram…..”Believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”

I don’t know about you but I’m in the camp of:  “I believe Lord, help my unbelief.

Why do we have such a problem believing our needs to be met, or a loved one to be saved or healed?   We already believe the impossible. 

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Unity of Father, Son and Believers – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

In John 17, we find Jesus with the Disciples in the Garden, where He prays for them and us.  Several points are brought out repeatedly,  I would like to look at what He prayed for all who belong to Him.

First:
Who is He praying for:
John 17:
“I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”

What does He pray for:
“that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ,”
“they have believed that thou didst send me.”

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The Helper: – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

I need help.  I am a saved sinner.  I know and love my Savior,  Jesus. 

He lived and died for me, He sits at the right hand of the Father and the Father accepts me as worthy of heaven, because of my Lords shed blood.

Why do I fail to live a better life, a holy life, a caring life, a sinless life?  Because I  need help.

Where do I find help, that …. actually helps?  David had the right idea.

Psalm 121:1
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.”

Psalm 121:2
“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”

Psalm 30:10
“Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.”

David, the man after Gods own heart, cries out for the help he needs.  Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Strength to Repent. …

Do you have the Strength to Repent?   (Admit your pride, lust, greed, hate, ignorance)?

It takes strength to cry out for help.  To admit God is bigger than ” ME, MYSELF and I”.

Times have changed.   Before Jesus, when looking for help, man had to look without. 

Jesus, told us help would soon come from within. 

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God speaks “to every man”: – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

To every man, to whosoever will, to any who will listen. …..God will speak.  He will guide, direct, protect;  comfort and fill with peace and joy.  Will we hear and accept His Words?

Will we listen and act on His Word?  Do His will? Obey His commands.  What does God say to every man?

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that they might have life: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

John 10:10
King James Version (KJV)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

He has come that we might (may, would) have life and might (may, would) have it more abundantly.

Saints I do not see any translation that says we will or we shall have life and more abundantly.  Only Might, May or Would.

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of his fulness have all we received – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

A local Pastor,  Gary The-Sermonator Carrol, invited people to read the 21 chapters of John, one a day till Thanksgiving.

Great idea,  here is what jumped out at me today.

John 1:14,16
“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

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Healing in Luke – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

It is interesting how  Luke the Physician mentioned healing more than in any other Gospel.

Here are some parts of verses from Luke. 

I believe The Lord is still healing when He finds worthy vessels.  (People who will give Him the Glory, Honor and credit ).

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
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the unbelieving Jews: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

“the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.” Acts 14:2

Do we see this scripture played out daily in our churches?   I think so. 

It reminds me of the Man of God in 1st Kings 13.

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they which were scattered abroad :The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.”

Scriptures in this post are from Acts 11.

Now- scattered because of persecution of Stephen, they traveled as far as Antioch, preaching to the Jews.

And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.   And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.”

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How low can I go? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Proverbs 29:23
King James Version (KJV)
A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.”

I awoke this morning realizing I am an insufferable know it all.

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Ecstasy : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word “ecstasy” is derived) denotes the state of one who is “out of himself.” Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, “a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision”   In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered “astonishment,” “amazement” (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).

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I was in the spirit:

” I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

“And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”

“I was in the spirit”

“the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.”

“the man whose eyes are open hath said:  He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:”

“I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)”

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Oooommm: – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

I was born in the 50’s, just in time for the Beatles, hippies, sex, drugs and rock and roll;  and of course,  free love.

I wish I  could say I have fond memories of those years but what I remember is a spoiled, drunk, stoned, obnoxious, self centered punk.

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Denominational Differences : – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

As I searched for Christ in the late 70’s, I prayed to find a God of Power and Might, I didn’t care for more hot air.  ..Growing up in the Catholic Church I knew the Bible stories, thought I was a Christian because I was Catholic.

I knew God was real, didn’t understand anything about a personal relationship.

Then I  met the Lord.   I was led to Him by a wonderful,  loving young woman and her mother, as I  was hitch hiking a ride to this place called Christian Retreat, in Bradenton Fla.

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