I’m About To Lose My Mind: theunfetteredpreacher.com

In this, the shortest month of the year, (February), I find myself in the hospital for the second time.

I had scratched my leg, (it was itching,) and low and behold it began to hurt.

I showed my sweet wife and she immediately called the Dr and I ended up here for 4 days.

No, not because of the leg.

I had Congestive Heart Failure, due, I later found out because of Pulmonary Hypertension.

A vain in my heart was closed up and would not allow blood and oxygen to flow freely to my lungs.

Shortness of breath, weakened body, just wanted to sleep all the time. Was the result.

They successfully got the fluid out of my lungs, (but I still have fluid in my belly).

My kidney ( I only have one,) Dr Doesn’t want me taking anymore water pills, so it looks like it will be a needle in my belly to drain. (Oh Boy!)

I was home for a while and the sore leg now, is swollen and extremely painful.

Back to the hospital 13 hours ago for another 3 or 4 days. (? We will see)

I really wanted to point out and apologize to my night nurse. The pain meds I received only made me painless for a couple of hours.

I had hoped for much longer.

She is wonderful and forgiving of my short temper and fixed me up as soon as she could.

I read letters to our local Newspaper, ‘The Carteret News-Times,’ and often it is compaints.

Not from me though, I have been blessed every time I have had to stay here.

Clean, professional, caring, knowledgeable and pleasent staff. From the maintenance people to the Nurses and Drs.

I give it a 5 star rating for bed, breakfast and recuperation.

I also want to thank Dr Davis and his staff for wonderful care. I am so blessed!

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A closer walk with Jesus, my desire.

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We hold this truth from Hebrews 6:18.

These two things cannot change: God cannot lie when he makes a promise, and he cannot lie when he makes an oath.

We need to understand just what the Lord is saying to His Church, in the following scriptures:

Hebrews 6:1-3

“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

And this will we do, if God permit.”

For many years I would read this and think; What? That’s not right? What’s this about? That’s ridiculous? Leave the principles of the Doctrine? Then go on to perfection? How dumb is that?

Until it was revealed:

It was a Tuesday morning Men’s group, led by my friend Pastor Nelson Hopkins, (He does a Sunday morning service online), from Impact Church in Morehead City, NC. He is a man of Wisdom and Faith, (catch him if you can, you will not regret it).

Anyway, the word isn’t saying throw out the Doctrine, but to get deeper into the Word. Go beyond the milk and find the meat to chew on.

We know the Doctrine, the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

There is no need to go over it weekly, the Bible is full of truths to find. We should continue to grow. Sadly, some churches are tied to the Lectionary instead of the Bible.

It is a good thing to have available, but we should live by the Word, not the programs of man. (The Lectionary)

Hebrews 6:4-6

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

Does this scripture apply to us all? In some ways yes.

As Christians we have been enlightened, we have tasted the heavenly gift of Forgiveness, we are Blameless in the Beloved. Yet there is much more than many believers fail to aspire to.

We are not taught how to partake of the Holy Spirit. The Gifts of the Spirit are available to any who will accept them. (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4) We receive these Gifts when we ask and then receive that which the Lord desires us to have.

The Gift of Faith, of Healings, of Miracles. The problem, (what has frightened us), is the Gift of Tongues and Interpretation, probably the first and easiest of the Gifts the Lord would have us walk in. (Acts 2 is an example). We must be Christians to receive the Gifts.

Since it is a Gift that brings great joy as we experience our prayer language, many abused and failed to realize they control the Gifts and not the Gifts controlling us.

It is only after the Gifts are active in our lives. Jesus was baptized in the Holy Spirit, as He was Baptized in water, an act of obedience, for both Him and us. We should be Baptized in obedience of the Word, not of Repentance. Our focus needs to be aligned.

Believe and be Baptized. That is our charge. Once we experience the Power of the Holy Spirit the rest of the scripture becomes reality. We do not seek the Gifts, we do not believe we are Worthy to Work and live in them.

The Gifts are the tools the Lord gave us to build the Church, In the Old Testament, they showed God’s power and love. In the new Testament, it brought people to hear the Word of the Lord. It will do the same today.

Like the Hebrews of old, the Gifts are the straw that makes the building strong. Without the Gifts, we are building with hot air, we are not giving the people a chance to see, know, consider and understand that Jesus is God. (Isaiah 40:20)

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I started the day planning to bring Bette to a Bible Study and sneak to McDonald’s for a breakfast burrito. (The perfect food, no sauce or anything needed).

Then I planned to go to church to write a post, and do a FB Live on the first 6 verses of Hebrews 6. (This we not to be.)

My problem started when I mentioned a sore spot on my leg. Bette decided that I should see the Dr. while there, the Doc found fluid in (?) my lungs, and sent me to the hospital.

So this is where I sit, fluid slowly leaving my body the natural way with some chemical help. If all goes well, I should be out in a day or two.

The ER, Doctors, and Nursing staff are as usual, charming, polite, efficient, and effective. The rooms and halls are spick and span, lunch was wonderful, and I expect a pleasant and productive time.

Thanks to Susan, Maddie, and all of Dr. Davis’s staff, they are all first-rate. Thank you for the excellent care over the years.

Well, tomorrow is a new day. I will get a burrito eventually. I might even get to write a post.

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There are so many sick and hurting Believers. How and Why is this possible?

It tickles me to realize how we pick and choose what to believe. “You Must Be Born Again.” (John 3:3-7; 1 Peter 1:23) We have whole denominations built on these Words. We claim that if people do not use the Words, Born Again, they are not believers.

The Truth is, we must Confess and Believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. That is what causes us to be Born Again, not declaring the Words.

Folks, Catholics recite the same Apostles creed as the rest of us. Have they added to the Word? Unfortunately yes, does it cancel out their Salvation? NO!

Believe and Confess the only requirement for Salvation. Praying to Saints or Mary? Nope, shouldn’t happen, but the Lord is bigger than we are.

I bring this up because as believers we fail to believe all the Words of the Lord. I see a weak and sickly church. A Church of unbelieving believers. Why do we cling to being born again but not to, John 14:11-14.

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 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.”

Will Jesus heal?

‘And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.’ Matthew 4:24

‘But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;’ Matthew 12:15

‘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.’ Mark 6:56

‘Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.’ Luke 4:40

‘And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; Luke 6:17

‘And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.’ Luke 6:19

Here are 6 Scriptures that tell us He heals all that are in need. So why are so many sick?

Our Faith is lacking: We don’t know, speak, sing, and live the word. We need to walk with and in the Spirit. Memorize, Meditate, Communicate the Word and Will of the Lord. Until we become more like Him, our Faith and the health of ourselves and those we love will suffer.

Renew your minds, fill them with the Truth of God’s Word.

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FB Live. 2 Chronicles 16:9

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Celeste decorated for me this year. So Thankful she takes after her Mom.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. May your New Year be full of blessings.

Know you are loved.

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Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.(Isaiah 59:9)

When Judgement is delayed or rejected, darkness increases.

If we allow the miss deeds of the politically connected to stand, we lose more of ourselves. Our freedoms, our righteousness, our ability to defend our way of life.

When we watched past administrations, apologise, ask forgiveness, bow down to anyone other than God, we slid a little lower on the path to perdition.

Darkness is conquering the light, because the right will not defend themselves. We are afraid of being called heartless, cruel, homophobic, racist etc…

We are not! We must stand for and in the light. We must be sure to promote justice for all, not just the few. No one should be above the law. Democrat or Republican.

Laws are made by Congress, the Courts should follow the Constitution to uphold who and what we are.

Legal Votes should all be counted. Others, thrown out!

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Gods Words: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

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1 Peter 4:7-11

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:7-11

The end of everything is near.

The End Times: Deuteronomy 29:29

Therefore, practice self-control,

Fruit of the Spirit:

(Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.)

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,

a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

and keep your minds clear so that you can pray.

(Philippians 4:6-9

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.)

Above all, love each other warmly, because love covers many sins.

Food Service: chicken

Welcome each other as guests without complaining.

Entertaining angels:
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2

Each of you as a good manager must use the gift that God has given you to serve others.

Ministry Gifts: Romans 12; Ephesians 4; Spiritual Gifts. 1 Corinthians 12-14

Whoever speaks must speak God’s words.

Speak God’s Words- know, not telephone book, dictionary, within.

Whoever serves must serve with the strength God supplies so that in every way God receives glory through Yeshua Christ.

Serve with Power – God shines through

Glory and power belong to Yeshua Christ forever and ever! Amen.
Revelations 5:13

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

12:11
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

We must know the Lord have His word within if we desire to do His will.

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The Wilderness of Sin: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

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The Sad Truth:  bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

I was tuning a very nice woman’s piano today and conversing about the Word of God.   I had opined how we do not have the reverence of the Word that they did in the Old Testament.

The woman pointed out how lucky we are to have the Word available to us whenever we desire to read it.  She is both right and wrong.

In Nehemiah, someone had to read the Word to the people and there were others to help them to understand.  Today we can read it ourselves and read a commentary if we have questions.

Sounds good, right?

It isn’t.  The Word is no longer precious or rare, now it is ignored or used as a telephone book.  (Which we no longer use either).

What good is having the Word, if it is not giving life to those who have it?  How many are studying to show themselves approved?

They would sing scripture all day, we want more verses, never mind what the Word says.  We know better.  It saddens me to see how little the Word affects today’s Christians.

If we disagree, we throw it away.  Again We Know Best!  Lord help us, please.  May the Word come alive in our hearts and minds.  May it changes us, into Your Image.

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Our Perspective: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

On God:
He won’t send anyone to Hell, Jesus is just alright, we are ok in His sight.

On Sin:
God only cares about the big ones:
Murder, rape, fraud, bodily harm… Victimless crimes are not sin.

Truth:
God is a Holy God and demands a Holy People.   God sits on His Throne and does as He pleases. (Ps 115)

As slaves to Sin-  before Salvation, we live in Sin
As Christians:  We pass through the Wilderness of Sin.  (Exodus 16)

How long will you stay in this Wilderness?  It is our choice.
What is Sin in this Wilderness?
Murmuring and complaints.  The Start of our trouble.
Disobedience:  It’s the Simple Things, the Evil Heart of Unbelief.
We must walk in Faith, Thanksgiving, and Praise, to become victorious.

If we do not follow the simple, we will never do the great.  If He cannot trust us to follow, He may not bother to lead us, He can leave us feeding the swine.
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We must give ourselves totally to Him.  Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength.   Then we will be ready to serve.

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The Mystery Behind the Mask: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

I know I am terrible person, but, just seeing the top of the nose, the eyes and eyebrows, somehow causes me to wonder about the rest of the face.

I picture them in my mind, everyone is perfect. A great mouth and chin, a wonderful smile that matches the sparkle of their eyes, and laughter that comes from deep within.

Then my mental picture is shattered.

I see their picture ID. Can this be the person I am speaking with? Apparently yes. Oh well, life is full of surprises.

I said I was terrible.

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I Have Tasted Freedom:  bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

I have Tasted Freedom.  I Have been to America; BC, (before COVID)

IT WAS GRAND!

I had two doctors’ appointments late on Tuesday afternoon.  We went to town early to catch lunch at one of our favorite eateries.

We arrived, put on our masks for the dangerous walk into the restaurant and to our table, and in fear and trembling entered the door.

There were eight to ten woman in hospital scrubs, laughing, joking, and leaving to go back to work.  Not a Mask among them.

We looked;  none of the wait staff, cooks, busboys, nobody had on a mask.  Only two masks were visible.  Mine and Bettes.

We looked at each other, pulled of the masks, and with huge smiles found our table and understanding the waitress, enjoyed our food, and our day.

I will not say where this was.  the Mask Nazis would shut it down in a minute.  How have we allowed this to happen to this once great country?

Please vote!  I pray for you to vote with knowledge and wisdom.  I believe in the system.  I have a problem with all the changes this year.  It seems to be a clear call for fraud.

Vote in person!  Have an ID with you!  Be on the Lookout for those who would cheat!

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