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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Don’t Drink the Fool-Aid: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

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An older post worth a new look!

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Will Jesus Heal You? bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

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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The Harvest: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

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FB Live The Harvest

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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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Gods Words: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

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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Graditude; an Attitude: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

Graditude; an Attetude: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

Our new Pastor, Donald Thompson, today started a new series about Gratitude, starting with Exodus 17.

The Hebrew was in the desert and in need of water, Moses was to strike the rock and water flowed. He emphasized how the Lord had been supplying their needs, yet they complained.

It was a good message, but I was captivated by the first verse in Exodus Chapter 17:

“And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.”

Like the Christian of today, the Hebrews had to journey from the Wilderness of Sin. Yet as we read further there remained Sin Within, and that is our ongoing problem in the Church.

We fail to leave the Sin behind, we all have a sin that so easily besets us. (Hebrews 12:1) We keep that sin, feed that sin, enjoy that sin, hate it, but cannot release that sin It has a hold on our lives.

So, should we ignor it? Enjoy it? Embrace it? NO!!!

We must learn to fast and pray, trust, and relie on the Lord to give us the strength and the ability to overcome it. (James 4:7; 1 John 5:4,5; Matthew 17:21)

We must not only leave the wilderness of Sin but the Sin itself if we are to become all that the Lord would have us to be. Will we all conquer this sin?

I believe that the Apostle Paul fought sin in his life faithfully, I know he overcame it in the end, but lord what a struggle. He is an example to us all. Fight the good fight. (2 Timothy 4:7)

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Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard?

1 Corinthians 15: 34

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

Isaiah 40: 28-31

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

It is a wonderful thing, to learn to wait on the Lord. As a new Christian, I struggled with finding my place in the Kingdom, I had gotten the Holy Ghost goosebumps and electric shock when these Christians said, ‘God Bless You.’ to me.

I was blessing everyone I met the first few months of my salvation. I was the God Bless You, guy. The people/of the world had quite a laugh. I was just full of Joy and the Holy Spirit. Yet I was ineffective at bringing folks to the good news.

So we learn the Roman Rd and other plans to lead people/to/Christ. (All pretty useless).

No, we learn to share the Lord by spending time waiting on the Lord, sitting at the feet of Jesus, learning of Him, and then sharing Him, not just the Scriptures. The woman at the well, the Legion, both just shared what Jesus did for them. they didn’t have Scriptures, just personal knowledge.

It is a shame that He is not proclaimed. Has He not impacted your life? If He has, share.

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I am continually dumbfounded. People are demanding that we humor their delusions. They are men, claiming to be women.

We are expected to validate their foolishness, they are not men or women, but one of the other 159 genders they claim.

We are allowing the leftest cities and states to destroy their public and private buildings and properties. It is ok, that they attack law-abiding citizens, block highways, injure police, and anyone else they desire.

We allow them to hold up the reopening of their states, the economy, the right to go to church, eat out, gather together unless it is to demonstrate against the current administration.

Saints, we need to stand behind President Trump, the rule of Law, and common sense. We must stand fast, against the lefts run for Socialism. The American way of life is on the auction block, and we could easily lose it.

Where do you stand? Will you fight for truth justice and the American way. I certainly hope so.

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Angels aren’t Babies with Wings: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

Angels, messengers of God, the Lord, or the devil, are not Babies with wings. The first Angels mentioned in the Bible are the Cherubs. They are charged with protecting the Tree of Life from those not worthy to partake.

The Lord had representations of them on the Tabernacle in the desert and in Solomon’s Temple. The Lord flew on them and they had 4 faces, 4 wings, and 4 wheels. The Lord speaks from between the Cherubims, who were over the Mercy seat, of God.

In Isaiah 6 we find another type of Angel, the Seraphin. their job is to Praise and Exalt the Lord, They also brought the message of sin being purged from Isaiah, so he could do the Work of the Lord.

Notice the cherubs protect God, the Tree of Life, while the Seraphim Praise and do the bidding of the Lord.

Next, we will look at the Archangels, the Angels of God, and the Angels of the Lord. I believe we will see a difference in their assignments and actions.

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Isaiah. 6
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain, he covered his face, and with twain, he covered his feet, and with twain, he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8 Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

12 And the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

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If you listen to and believe the major news outlets and the Democratic Party, we are experiencing peaceful protests all over our land.

We hear this constantly. If this were true, why are so many policemen hurt? Why is so much private and public property destroyed?

The worst cities and states are all Democratic-run, with Liberals in charge. (You can not argue this truth).

Unbelievably, they complain when the Federal Government arrives to quell the violence.

They encourage unrest. Discourage small business opening, church attendance, and heaven forbid a gathering of America loving people to Worship God or Pray for His Intervention in this time of unrest and rebellion.

The News Media is NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. They refuse to show you the truth, educate you on who and what is causing the trouble.

BLM and An Ti Fa are not good people, their end game is not in our best interests of Liberty and Lawfulness. They are Anti American, Anti Law Enforcement, Anti Military, and Anti Peace.

WAKE UP, PEOPLE! STAND FAST! PRAY AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD!

The law-abiding, freedom-loving, God-fearing people need to Stand Tall in His Love and reject the work of evil.

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