My Surprise, since Salvation: theunfetteredpreacher

My Surprise?

I have spent most of my Christian life, with Full Gospel Saints.

The joy, peace and love of the Lord was so easy to see in their lives. I could go to any Full Gospel place of Worship, and enjoy the presence of God.

My Surprise?

Churches and their Saints who are not Baptized in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in Tongues.

Worship, in some Churches, come close to bringing down the Spirit. The Love of Christ is evident.

The peace and joy are foreign entities, though. They do not recognize that the absence of the Spirit.

Spiritual things are not understood, without the Spirit’s presence.

They are not taught the Scriptures concerning the Spirit, because they DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SPIRIT.

I went to a big Baptist convention, about 5,000 in attendance. We heard good messages on Repentance, Regeneration, Salvation, Sanctification, ect…

Then the last speaker,…

I believe he blasphemed the Holy Spirit, he ridiculed speaking in Tongues, there by denying the Power of God.

I will point out this man was paralyzed from the neck down. I fear this doesn’t give him license.

Most Non-denominational Churches, admit the Holy Spirit is real, yet, there is no evidence of his presence.

They can not teach something they know nothing of.

What Surprised me is they DO NOT WANT TO KNOW, SO THEY NEVER WILL.

That is why the Church does not grow. It is dying because the know not the Scriptures and deny the power of God.

When I was saved, I wanted all God had for me. Why don’t they?

That is My Surprise…

To the moon,…Bette – theunfetteredpreacher

This story starts with a phone call, several months ago.

Bette’s sister Eunice’s, two adult sons, (Carl and Andrew), wanted to know if we could stand some company this summer.

We in NC, were closer to the path of totality, then they were in Minnesota.

They thought they could kill two birds, with one stone. (A visit and the once in a lifetime experience).

Wonderful, come on down. Then their parents, Eunice and Roger would come with them. Now you’re talking…. We could not wait to see them

Two weeks ago, we heard they were going to watch the Eclipse in Nebraska, then come to NC. Still wonderful, can not wait.

Then I found out my sweet wife Bette, bought 8 pair solar glasses. She told me, the path of totality was only 150 miles south of us.

She wanted to see it.

We talked it over, I convinced her that a 6 to 12 hour drive in the car, (we would have to leave home at six am), for two minutes of viewing, was just silly.

I was sure she saw and agreed with me. Case settled.

8/21/17, woke at 7:30, saw my wifes face.

“Would you like to try to catch it?”

The sun shown, from her eyes. We left at 8:30, sure we were going to miss it.

We saw it, the diamond burst was at 2 o’clock though.

We didn’t get any pictures except this selfie as light was coming back.

The joy in her face was worth the twelve plus hours in the car, for two minutes of darkness.

The Ministry Years:  Miracle 31 – Where are the nine? –  theunfetteredpreacher 

Luke: 17:11-19

Ten Lepers cry out to be healed.   This set of  miracles is only found in Luke.

Jesus once again going where the people needed His touch.  He entered a certain village.   Ten Lepers, met Him, standing afar off.

They lifted their voices, crying out for Mercy.

Jesus heard and saw:

Would He have seen them, if they had not called out?  We will know the answer, if and when we meet and ask Him, in the flesh,  (our Resurrected Bodies).

The point we must take home is, they cried out, that they were Lepers was apparent to those who saw them.  (Special clothing, missing flesh), they had to cry out unclean, if in a populated area.

Jesus spoke:

He gave them directions, go, show yourselves to the Priest.   The Priest had the power to declare them clean, to accept any thanksgiving sacrifices,  to pray with them.

As they went:

As they went, they were cleansed.   When the Lord speaks, we must be ready and willing to do His bidding.

In the Old Testament a Leper, (a Noble from another country),  was told to go wash in the Jorden River seven times.

One noticed:

In this instance,  one noticed he had been cleansed, as they traveled.  He turned back, fell at the feet of Jesus and Glorified God in a loud voice.

This man wasn’t a Hebrew,  he wasn’t of the people of God, yet he was healed and came back to thank and gave the Glory to God.

Where are the nine?

We see Jesus seeing, hearing, healing…. How often do we see thanks given,  people stopping their activities, to turn to and thank God?

I am sure, Jesus often wonders, where we are, after He does us a service.   Small or great, do we recognize His hand in our daily lives?

Do we stop, and thank Him?   I know, for me, it’s not often enough,  I tend to marginalize, the daily, touch of the Master.

Always, looking for the signs, wonders and miracles.  Not recognizing His hand in my life.

Luke: 17:11-19

And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.   

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 

And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 

And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 

There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 

And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Go thy way, your faith has made you whole.

Continue on with your life.  Now complete, whole, healed.   That is the will of God, for all of us.

Try to remember, to stop n and Thank Him.  He notices.   Amen

The Miracle Years 2: video: theunfetteredpreacher

The Miracle Years 2:

The writen post on this subject is The Ministry Years 2


Video 1:  The Ministry Years:  His Disciples believed on Him:  theunfetteredpreacher

The Harmony of the Gospels, The Miracles of Jesus.  Why did He work miracles the way He did?  He tells us, each miracle contained a lesson we should embrace.

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