God’s Chosen: theunfetteredpreacher

To be the Chosen of God. To receive the promises of God, the privileges of a Son and heir of God.

The Peace that passes understanding, the Joy unspeakable and full of Glory, My God can supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

It sounds wonderful. It is our promise, it is Who We Are.

1 Peter 2:9

‘But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:’

Who are We?

We are a Chosen Generation:

Like (the 12 tribes), the Hebrews of Moses time, we who love and accept Christ as Lord and Savior, are brought out of the slavery, (of sin and death), into the promised land, a land of milk and honey. A place where the Lord is our Shepard, and we shall not want.

We are a Royal Priesthood:

As Christians, we are of the tribe of Levi. The people charged with knowing and protecting the Word of God, and the sharing of the Love, Mercy, and Grace of the Lord.

Leading in Praise and Worship, in the building of His Church, His Body.

We are a Holy People:

The Lord wants us to be Sanctified, set apart, have a renewed mind, to know His good, acceptable and perfect will. (Romans 12)

To become a Holy Nation, Justified, blameless in the beloved.

We are a Peculiar People:

The Lord uses the Weak to confound the Mighty, the Foolish to confound the Wise.

Titus 2:12-14

‘Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.’

A Peculiar People, Zealous of Good Works, to do the Work Of God.

What are we called to?

We are called to Praise God:

For bringing us out of slavery, into the salvation of the Lord, to be a light to those who live in darkness. To comfort the brokenhearted, to heal the sick, to proclaim the year of the Lord.

Today is the day of Salvation if you will hear His voice, act on it Today. Walk-in His Light and Grace. Live a life that people desire to be like and follow you.

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A Sign of Our Times: theunfetteredpreacher

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I don’t blame the hammer: theunfetteredpreacher

I don’t blame the hammer when I miss the nail and hit my thumb. I don’t blame the Lord when my prayers are not answered the way I planned.

In my teens, I was a drunken, stoned, anti-social, anti-American, unlovable clown. It shames me that I do not remember much of this period of my life. (Blackouts)

Am I like Easu, and cry out, ‘is there any blessing for me?’ I believe I have found in the Word, why I am still alive.

In Exodus 8, we find the plague of the frogs, Pharaoh pleads with Moses to take them away. (I found the key to my wrong turns).

Moses asked Pharaoh when he wanted the frogs to leave? The answer was tomorrow. He suffered another day of frog infestations because he didn’t say NOW.

He brought it on himself. How often when we pray, we do we not specify our desire for immediate relief?

When I was 16, the Jesus people appeared. I was befriended and led to ask Jesus to be my Savior; In my ignorance, I thought I was agreeing to live without personal pleasure, so I promised, to serve him after I first had ten years of fun.

The next ten years serving the god of this world was the worst time of my life.

That was my tomorrow. I gave myself to the devil for 10 years. The year’s that I might have used for good; Instead, they were years of pain and shame.

I pray I never again say tomorrow or later when I should say on your six God. Use me, teach me, mold and make me an instrument of Your Love and Grace.

May people see You in my eyes, hear You in my Words, recognize Your Love in my life.

Friends, ‘Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.’

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A Sign of Our Times: theunfetteredpreacher

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Protesters at New Toronto Chick-fil-A Outnumbered by Customers, 100 to 1 – Michael Foust

https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/protesters-at-new-toronto-chick-fil-a-outnumbered-by-customers-100-to-1.html

It is hard for me to understand how these hate filled protesters can claim the Bible Believers are hate filled.

People who reject God, believe anything else.

With my whole heart: theunfetteredpreacher

I must confess, there was nothing in this life that I gave my heart, soul, mind, and strength to, either in school or work. I only did what I needed, to get by.

I don’t know if others lived much the same way?

Whether it was music, math, work or play, I would learn the basics, become mildly proficient, and run with that.

Until I fell in love with the Lord.

Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength, were suddenly seeking Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Spirit. I had found the reason I existed. To Know and Love the Lord.

I study the Word and Seek His face, allow the Holy Spirit to lead me to all Truth. I make sure the Truth has two or three witnesses. (Verses in the Word), to prove its truth.

Then I hunger for a platform to share. So far it has been this blog and teaching a Bible Study. This does bring a measure of satisfaction.

Yet the desire to speak the Word, with Signs, Wonders, and Miracles following remains. The current Pastor of the Church I play piano for, will not let me preach because I was licensed and ordained by a different body.

I will not become a Methodist, for very many reasons, but that is where the Lord has placed me at this time. I am doing my best to learn and submit, from these wonderful folks, but am frustrated that they reject the written Word for their dead Church Doctrine.

Please think of me in your prayer time. That God would allow me to recognize the desires He has put in my heart.

Thanks.

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The Keys 3: theunfetteredpreacher

There is not just one key to the kingdom, but many keys that unlock the numerous mysteries of our Faith.

The first was the key to enter the Kingdom. The belief and confession that Jesus is Lord. ‘Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.’

This Key gave us permission and standing, before a Holy God. To enter into His presence to find Mercy and Grace in our times of need.

This seems to be the extent of our desires. It is enough, I have my passport to heaven. We do not seem receptive to the other promises of God.

If we could ‘only believe,’ the Lord would be leading an army, performing His will in this world today.

John 14:12-14

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.”

The promise is dismissed, ignored, rejected by us today. Why?

It costs too much to walk in it. We are not willing to pay the price of admission.

Jesus sent them out 2 by 2. Matthew 10: 1.

‘And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.’

They found they could cast out unclean spirits, and heal all manner of sicknesses, as they were walking in His will.

Then they came to a spirit that would not obey.

The Disciples asked why could we not cast out this Spirit? (Mark 9: 29) “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”

The power to bind and release promised in Matthew 16, one of the keys He gave us, costs us to learn its use.

We must know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and be made into His likeness, (Philippians 3:10) if we desire to walk in His Power and Will.

He cast out the Legion, healed all the sick he encountered. He gave us the power to do the same. But the Church is lame.

We fail to give up self and seek His will. We have failed, when He commanded us to wait for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:4-5)

If we were obedient, we would be walking in the Power of the Holy Spirit. He gave us His Spirit, to build His Assembly, His Church, His Body.

These are Keys to the Kingdom of God. He would have us build His Kingdom, using His Keys.

Our problem is we use Man’s plan, instead of God’s. We tend to want results, in our time, under our control.

Then we can claim victory. God wants us to trust Him, give Him the Glory, relying on His Wisdom and Grace.

Will we?

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