Opportunity Fulfilled: theunfetteredpreacher

Yesterday I was Blessed to be able to share at the first Christian Church in Morehead City. Another small Church with older Saints serving the Lord. Nice folks, yet sad, that there are so many churches with 18-40 of the faithful, and the next generations, (more than one), are missing.

I shared from Acts 3, (Such as I Have give I You), I’ve preached better but it was a welcome opportunity. Thank You, Lord.

I need to go back to the problem in our churches, the lack of the Power of the Holy Spirit to stir and change hearts and heal the sick. There is a verse in Paul’s writing, that states: ‘I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ.’ (Romans 15:19) So what is missing? Through the MIGHTY SIGNS AND WONDERS, that were a staple of the First Century Church.

Why are these things missing? Why are we not using the tools the Lord left us to build His Church?

I will rant again later.

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I heard the news today, oh boy: theunfetteredpreacher

The News is so distorted, by partisan politics. A few years ago I heard the statistic that 95 percent of the people in the media are Liberals.

What is worse I find they all have the Trump Derangement- Disorder? They only publish that which can be called harmful to Trump and refuse to show the Rest of the Story.

The News tells you Biden didn’t do anything wrong, when the tape of him bragging about getting a foreign Attorney General fired, is easily found and played.

The financials of his sons $50,000, monthly income, from a business he knew nothing about.

Please pray for the TRUTH IN NEWS, to prevail.

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Such as I have give I thee: theunfetteredpreacher

Such as I have give I thee:

The Lord has commanded us:

Matthew 28:28-20

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
How have we answered that command? Am I obedient?

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ancle bones received strength.

And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising Go.d.” (Acts 3:1-8)

As Christians, we must be in the right place. Abram, was told to leave his family and people, Moses, had to wee and act upon noticing the burning bush, Andrew following John the Baptist. They all need to be in the right place, Spiritually more than Physical.

If we are paying attention to the Lord, He will lead us to the people He had prepared hearts and souls, to accept, reject, be planted, watered, harvested

when we pray for our selves or others, be open to the moving of the Spirit, praying for financial needs, when healing or a job is what is really needed.

We need to be open to Ask and continue to ask until we find peace. (WE don’t always see the answer). To seek and continue to seek, the Lord’s answer, we will find, peace in our hearts. We need to knock and keep on knocking.

WE need to expect an answer, God’s peace whether granted or not. Accept or reject, and move on. be prepared for the answer, for rain? an umbrella, for finances? a job? for peace,? sit at the feet of Jesus, medical problems,? Doctors,/diets, prayer.

Rejoice, a prayer answered or not, sing, shout share the Glory and Mercy of God. Sing and quote Scripture.

Explain your reason for Praise.

Acts 3: 10.

And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.

And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? (Acts 3:10-12)

The answer, remind who, what when and where and how the answers come.

“And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” (Acts 3:16)

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The Ministry of Christ, and His Church: 2 theunfetteredpreacher

The Church today,(not yours, but a lot of them), are nothing like the first-century church. I think part of the problem is we have begun to think of Jesus as the all-powerful Godman from birth.

After all, how was it possible for Jesus to have never sinned? He must be a God. Who was this Jesus? Was he a man or God or some combination of both?

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

I contend that Jesus was a man. Just like us. We read He was born of the seed of David, (John 7:42, Romans 1:3, 2 Timothy 2:8), and the seed of Abram, (Galatians 3:16, Hebrews 2:16). Mary was impregnated with the seed of a man, by the Holy Spirit, and had a man child.

Yes, Mary and E!izabeth and the elders of the families knew these two children were special. (John the Baptist and Jesus). It doesn’t tell us they were raised any differently than other children, they just thrived in the faith.

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Hebrews 2:9,-10)

If He was a Godman and died for us, that’s incredible. But if He was just a man filled with the Holy Spirit, and was able to be sinless and give up His life for us, to me that is even bigger news.

He was able to do it because the Holy Spirit was within and upon Him from His Baptism. If having the Holy Spirit made such a difference in a man, what could He do in us?

The people knew He was the Holy one from God, (Mark 1:24, Luke 4:24, John 3:2). The Son of God, I don’t know if they thought of Him as God Himself.

For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (Romans 8:3)

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 3: 4-5)

Only John, and after the Resurrection recognized Jesus as God the Creator. Who gave His life for His Creation.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” (John 1:1-5)

Jesus was the Creator the Supreme Ruler of all, who allowed Himself to become a man, to redeem us from sin.

Lord to be like Jesus. I could sacrifice myself, it would do nothing for anyone else, but Jesus did it for us.

Thank You, Lord.

I believe when we get back to understanding, Jesus, Paul, Peter Abraham, Noah, and all the Prophets were just men, and Only one remained sinless and gave His life for us, the sooner he Church can find it’s power again.

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The Ministry of Christ, and His Church: theunfetteredpreacher

When I read about the early Church, and compare it to the Church today; I wonder, What Happened? Why are we not the same powerful Church?

Where are the MULTITUDES, (Matthew’s term), seeking Him and His touch?

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)

People, for the most part, do not bring the sick to the Church or to the People of God. Why?

Because we have failed to bring Jesus’s power, grace, and love, to them. We only know how to speak empty, faithless words.

How can we change this?

We need to teach once again the Full Gospel of the Kingdom.

Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.‘ (Romans 15:19)

Only by the Power of the Spirit of God, will we see the mighty signs and wonders that the Lord has left us to Build His Church.

We do not recognize the Work of the Spirit in our lives because we can not identify them in the Bible, or our lives.

It would be nice if ‘when Jesus perceived their thoughts or intents, it was followed, (by the Word of Wisdom or Knowledge or even the Discerning of Spirits) (1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Ephesians 4)

The Lord left it to us to learn to accept and use His Gifts. We have, in ignorance left them on the shelves, unopened or not tried.

I desire to walk through the Gospel, showing which gifts are used where, when, how and by who. We need to understand what they do and how useful they will be in our walk with Christ.

It’s not just ‘A God Thing.’ It is The Thing God left us to build His Assembly. His Church, His Body.

Please walk with me, agree or better yet show me I am wrong. Grow in Christ, as we study His Word together.

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An Opportunity, October 6th, 2019: theunfetteredpreacher

I will be preaching October 6, at 11 am, at the Morehead City First Christian Church, across from Rabbit Hill Plaza on Bridges Street in Morehead City.

Please attend, if at all possible. If unable, (for whatever reason), please pray that I would be sensitive to the working and words of the Holy Spirit, and that those in this Fellowship, would be blessed.

This is a one-time substitution as Pastor David Cox needs to be elsewhere. I thank him and his flock for the opportunity to fill in for him.

Scripture to be announced.

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Today’s Trial: theunfetteredpreacher.com

7:46 am. Report for Gall Blatter surgery .

Morning GB, removed Hernia removed. (belly button, size of baseball).

Yup, that was mine, earned honestly, by loading piano onto truck. I felt it RIP. My beautiful dime size bb, grew to baseball sized bump.

Gone, gone, gone. Thank God it’s gone.

Spent later in day at ER, to stop bleeding.

All fixed. Now just have to recuperate .

Thank You Jesus.

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