Knowing the Lord of the Bible: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

As Christians, we Worship, Believe in, Rely On, and Love the Lord of the New Testament. Jesus the Christ. Is He the same Lord of the Old Testament? No.

In the Old Testament, the Word for Lord is Jehovah or Yahwey, from the Hebrew who were forbidden to pronounce the Name of God. It means: THE ETERNAL ONE, THE EXISTENT ONE

In the New Testament the word for Lord is Kurios, it means, Supreme in Authority, Controler, God, Lord, Master

The Lord of the NT, gave His life to be a Blood Sacrifice for the Lord of the OT so that we might be saved. So who was the Lord of the OT?

He IS the Father who gave His only begotten Son, to be the Savior to all who would believe.

The first chapter of the Bible stars God, (Elohim, the Creator, Supreme Ruler of all.

In the second and third chapters we fine The Lord God mentioned. He was there and a part of Creation. Man was created in their image. The Lord God called where are you?

When they hid after sin. God asked, ‘Who told you, you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of Knowledge?’ (Genisis 3:11)

So the Lord God sent them out of the Garden. God had the Angels guarding the Tree of Life.

In Chapter 4, the Lord comes into His own:

The Lord gave Eve the son she had been promised. (Genisis 4:1)

Cain brought an offering of crops he had harvested to the Lord, his brother Able brought a perfect lamb the Lord had given him.

The Lord rejected Cains offering, told him if he did well, it will be lifted up, if evil, sin is at the door. Ables’s blood was calling out from the ground and the Lord cursed Cain.

He would till the ground for no results, he would be a wanderer and fugitive on the earth.

Cain said the punishment was too great and left the presence of the Lord.

We find God giving Eve, Seth, and his son Enosh. Then people began to worship the Lord. (Genesis 4:25-26)

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The Son of Man; Jesus: theunfetteredpreacher

Have you ever wondered why Jesus called Himself, ‘The Son of Man?’ Could it have been intentional, His wanting those around Him to understand that He was just like them? Tempted, tried, yet a man who loves God?

The Bible tells us the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with the seed of Abraham and of David.

Hebrews 2:16-18

“For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”

Romans 1:3-4

“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:”

(Romans 1:3; Galatians 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:7; John 7:42; Revelation 1:13;14:14)

Impregnated by the Holy Spirit, with the seed of a man. Not some otherworldly seed of God, but mans seed, so He was all mam. He became the firstborn Son of God, the only begotten at the Resurrection. (Ps 2:7; Hebrews 1:5)

Why is this important? I have heard it said that He was the Son of God, implying that, that was how He was able to suffer and die for us.

Yes, He is the Son of God, but in His time walking among us, He was the Son of Man. He was sinless and able to give Himself only because of the Holy Spirit within. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit at His Baptism of Obedience.

Hebrews 2:9-10

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for who 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.

He was displaying the Power of the Holy Spirit, that is available to us for the building of His Church.

As God, He was the Creator and Supreme Ruler. 1 Corinthians 12 tells us He was the operations manager, that the Holy Spirit was the manifestation of God’s Power.

As a man, He showed us the Power we would have when we surrendered ourselves unto Him. He sent His Holy Spirit and His Gifts for the building of His Church.

As the Church has left behind His Spirit, we have become quite powerless. I believe He referred to Himself as The Son of Man, so that we would understand the power and grace of the Holy Spirit.

To me, it makes His Sacrifice so much more powerful.

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His Hometown: theunfetteredpreacher

The Church has become, the hometown of Jesus. we marvel at His wisdom and power, we are astonished b His healings and miracles.

Oh, we Christians see miracles all around us. The heathens see life going by.

In Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

We believe that He is with us, strengthening us, helping us, upholding us by His right hand. We are not dismayed, discouraged, hopeless.

Yet, we believe in Jesus, but do not believe Jesus. He said we would heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out evil spirits. Instead, we seem to entertain the evil spirits, enjoy our maladies, and ignore all the dead in Christ, who live among us.

Miracles, signs and wonders, acts of God, should be visible, active participants in our Church. The Lord did the miraculous for a reason.

Isaiah 41:20

“That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.”

When John’s disciples came to ask if Jesus was the one? He answered tell him what you have seen. Not what was said, but be an eye witness, to see is to believe.

The Power of God is available to those who believe.

Deuteronomy 29:29

“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

We must believe His Word, not just in Him, but BELIEVE HIM!

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Morons to the left of us, jokers on the right, here we are. Stuck in the Middle Again. theunfetteredpreacher

Warning, this post will upset some.

Romans 13:1

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”

We as a country, run by jokers, have allowed morons to riot and destroy our cities and private property.

Yes, George Floyd was murdered and justice needs to be served. The man who resisted arrest in Atlanta? A sad occurrence, justice again must prevail.

Peaceful Protests are good, as soon as it swerves into violence, those who want peace should leave.

The rioters should be stopped, by any means necessary.

If you are resistant to authorities, do not come crying to me. Take your case to court, peacefully. Resolve your differences like an intelligent human.

If we allow Him, the Lord will determine the outcome.

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Jeremiah 32:
17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,

19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

Psalm 37:
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 115:
9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

Psalm 84:
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

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The Stranger Among Us: theunfetteredpreacher

The Strangers Among Us:

The first mention of strangers in the Bible is in Genisis 15, in a dream, Abraham was told by God, that his decedents would be strangers in the land of Egypt, for 400 years; and they were.

The next mentions of strangers is at the Exodus, (Exodus 12), where the people, (non-Hebrews), that choose to join in the Passover with Gods people, needed to be circumcised.

The strangers who joined in the Exodus were to have the benefit of a day of rest. (Exodus 23). They were not to eat of the consecrated food. (For the priests). The strangers are to be treated well, should be treated as you would treat your family. Not cheating, overcharging, if they fall on bad times, we are to treat them with mercy and grace. (Leviticus 25)

The Levites were chosen by the Lord to replace the firstborn of the Hebrews and to handle all the Holy things of the Tabernacle and Alter of the Lord. (Numbers 3:41)

Numbers 1:50-51

But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and overall the vessels thereof, and overall things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle. And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers 3:10

And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest’s office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers 3:38

But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel, and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers 9:14

And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him, that was born in the land.

Numbers 15:14-16

And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do. One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance forever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD. One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

The strangers, if they decide to follow the Lord, are excepted in the fellowship, but, they have no business handling the Holy office of the Levites.

The Levites are commanded to keep the Word pure, powerful, and pleasing to the Lord. The problem is we haven’t. The Church, our body is powerless, almost a pointless existence.

There’s very little excitement in the body, in the first-century church, grew daily. The power and presence of God caused those seeking to find Him.

When the strangers are at the helm, the Church does a slow death. Faith and belief are missing. Only hot empty air is available.

There is no life in that.

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To Hunger and Thirst: theunfetteredpreacher

Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

Do we really understand this Scripture? Do we understand what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness?

Abraham ‘believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.‘. (Genesis 15:6)

Do you hunger and thirst; To Believe God? Or just to be saved, healed, or comforted?

Most of us believe in Salvation, and that God once did miracles, signs, and wonders, but ‘Not So Much, Anymore.’

Now He has given us His Word, (the Bible), and that is all He has to share anymore. Remember please Jesus is the ‘Word’.

John 1:1-5

“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 any thing 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.”

We are still somewhat in darkness. We want to believe, but our natural man, rejects the truth of the Lord’s Spirit. The Lord doesn’t really want us to be like Enoch, to walk and talk and fellowship with Him over all others.

I believe that there is nothing more the Lord wants from us than that. Our Love, Trust, and a desire to be with and become like Him.

To believe He IS, and He Is a rewarded of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

To be Righteous is to believe God IS. Was, IS and will always be, everything we might need.

In the Wilderness, they knew of His promises, but they believed not His Word, they murmured and complained, till He decided to destroy them. (By a plague, Sounds like today, to me.)

Psalm 106:30,31

“Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.”

What did Phinehas do? He avenged God by delivering God’s judgment. He ran a javelin through two sinners, who had no shame.

Saints, the Lord is looking for those who Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness.

Do you wonder why you might be in want? Do things never seem to go your way?

Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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Feed My Sheep: vlog:

Feed My Sheep, I believe the Lord’s message for His Saints.

This is my first attempt at a vlog. Please give a look, it is not quite 10 minutes and not too boring. (I hope)

Please comment and share if you find it useful.

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Scriptures used:

1 Corinthians 15:34

Hebrews 4:2

Hebrews 6:1-3

Isaiah 40:28-31

Examine/Prove/Know: theunfetteredpreacher

It is quite amazing to me that in the last chapter of the 2 letters to the Corinthians, (2 Corinthians 13:3), we find Paul asking a simple question.

Really? After all, I have taught and told you, you seek proof that I am speaking for Christ? (Bills translation)

He went on to challenge them to Examine, Prove, and Know that they themselves were true believers. (2 Corinthians 3:5)

That was not the first time he said men must. Example and prove themselves. (1 Corinthians 11:28; Galatians 6:34)

We all must exa!ine and prove ourselves, know in our hearts what and how we believe.

We must have evidence in our lives:

We must trust, have confidence and rejoice in knowing we are His and blameless in the beloved. (Hebrews 3:6; 2 Peter 3:14)

We must be obedient. ‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.’. (Matthew 7:21)

We must have growth in holiness. (Heb. 12:14; 1 John 3:3)

‘Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.’

The fruit of the Spirit must become evident. Gal. 5:22, 23),

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.’

We must have love for other Christians. (1 John 3:13-14),

‘Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.’

We must be a positive influence on others (Matt. 5:16),

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.’

We must cling to the apostolic teaching (1 John 4:1-3),

‘Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.’

The testimony of the Holy Spirit within us. (Romans 8:15 -17).

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.’

So that we Know.

They could prove themselves not to be reprobates, not to be rejected of Christ, he trusted they would know that he was not a reprobate (2 Cor. 13:6)

We must know within who we are in Him, and walk in it.

If Paul knew some disbelieved his standing in Christ. Is it so unexpected that many question those who interpret the scriptures differently than their Denomination?

Some do not except the prosperity Gospel, I understand, many more don’t except the Gifts of the Spirit as for today, again I understand.

We must cast off these teachings that contradict the Bible. Make the choice to believe the revelation from the Word over man’s wisdom.

Examine, Prove, and Know what you know.

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Healing Gifts: theunfetteredpreacher

If God gave me the Gifts of Healing or Working of Miracles, I would go to the hospital and heal everyone.”

Have you heard those who aren’t Spirit-Filled say they would do this? While complaining about Benny Hinn, Oral Roberts, or any other Man of Faith?

Yes, I said any Man of Faith. Why? Paul tells us how to fully preach the Gospel, and truthfully most of us are missing the mark.

Paul fully preached the Gospel with Mighty Signs and Wonders, by the POWER OF GOD. (Romans 15:19)

To be realistic we all are not going to have these gifts. Many men of Faith are Evangelists, Givers, Administrators, Helpers, or have some of the other Gifts.

The problem I see is most of these gifts can be confused with and performed with man’s ability. We all can all give, teach, lead, follow, do many acts of kindness.

You must have True Biblical Faith to walk in the Power Gifts. The difference lies in our desire to let God have us completely.

Think before you claim to have done that.

Is there a Giant in your life? (A sin, habit, something you refuse to leave or give to God)? I know in my life I have to continually ask for relief, forgiveness or mercy, and grace.

Now back to healing all the sick in the hospitals.

Did Jesus heal all those at the Pool of Bethesda? Or every Leper or the blind man he saw? No!

He healed all who came to those, who sought Him, and had the faith to believe.

He traveled, not to the leper colonies, but to the cities and towns, He made Himself available to those who desired Him.

Quit complaining about Ministers with private jets, (mansions I’m with you), but a nice home and prosperity? Please check out Job, Abraham, David, Solomon.

All incredible men of God. Sinners saved by Grace. Just like you and me.

Jesus healed all who touched Him, and those His Faithful prayed for. It’s more about who and what we do when we are empowered with His Gifts.

Covet Earnestly the Best Gifts. What are they? The ones you need right now.

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Except the Lord! theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 127:1-2

“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”

Except the Lord quickens my Spirit, I have little to share.

It has been 5 days since I have written a post. Why has the Lord not quickened me?

Because He gives His beloved sleep. Yes, I have spent most of this week, sleeping. When I sleep, my body doesn’t hurt, unless it hurts too much to allow sleep.

So with the help of Tylenol and other pain pills, I have slept. My arthritis in my feet and knees has made it hard to do much of anything, so I sleep.

I pray this flare up and this corona-19 will run its course so the world can return to sanity.

So I hope you are more spiritual than I and are doing well in the time.

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The Called, The Chosen, and Those He Draws Close: theunfetteredpreacher

We the people can be broken down into 3 groups:

The Called:

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

We are all called, the Lord would have all of us come to the knowledge of saving grace of Christ.

The Chosen:

For many are called, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)

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 marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10)

When we open the door of our hearts to allow Christ access, we become His Chosen. We become Sons of God, Forgiven, Blameless, without Blemish, Justified. (Just as if we had never sinned).

Oh, the joy unspeakable and full of glory. (1 Peter 1:8). This is where most of the Sons of God live. We attend Church, Bible Studies, join the choir, help with all the tasks that need to be done for the body.

We begin to put a new man, we put on Christ. (Ephesians 4:24; Galatians 3:27)

Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4 Amplified)

He has done His part, have we done ours? We have been chosen, are we set apart, consecrated to Him?

We are Forgiven, blameless, above reproach if we stand before Him, covered in His precious blood.

Then there are those whom He draws close:

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. (Psalms 65:4)

He causes some to draw closer to Himself. If we look at the Hebrews in the desert, we see the majority of His people camped, quite far from where the Tabernacle was set up. (Numbers 2:2)

The Levites and Priests worked within the courtyard, food and drink supplied by people’s sacrifices.

Then you had Moses, twice, 40 days with no food or drink. Taken care of by God, while in His presence.

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We the Sheeple: theunfetteredpreacher

For the safety of the public:

My business is closed.

My church is closed.

The restaurants are closed.

I stay at home.

The only places making money are:

The grocery store.

The hardware store.

The chain restaurants with a drive-through built-in.

Smaller restaurants that changed to take out and delivery.

We have traded Liberty for Security.

It seems to me Ben Franklin warned us about this.

He said: ‘We deserve neither.’

Saints, we will have the fight of our lives, to regain our Freedom. I pray we have enough Patriots to win it back.

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Our Advantage, The Word! theunfetteredpreacher

Paul wrote the Jews have an advantage over all other people because they had the Word of the Lord. The Promise of God:

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.‘” (Genesis 15:1)

That is our Word also, the Lord is our help and our shield, our sun, and shield, he gives us grace and glory, no good thing will He withhold, from them who walk uprightly. (Ps 84)

As Christians, the Word of God is our secret weapon. So secret most Christians don’t know it or how to use it.

It amazes me that we know we must believe and confess to be saved, yet fail to believe and confess for healing, for fear, uncertainty, financial and other people’s problems.

The Word is quick, powerful, and sharper than a double-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12). It can discern our thoughts and intents.

When we pray, do we believe and pray the promises in the Word? Psalms 23, 84, 115, 91. All have promises we can and should pray.

One I pray for myself is Psalm 51, Create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me. The Lord can and will answer the prayers of His saints.

If we pray according to His will. Not prayers for selfish, prideful reasons, but instead, for His will to be done, His glory to be revealed.

We have access to His blessings, power, grace, and love by knowing His Word and will.

Do we believe it?

Romans 3:1-4

‘Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Because first of all, they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God? May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written,

“That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment.”‘

Do we have faith, will our words prevail, will we be justified?

We have been entrusted with His Word, to share, to teach, to fight and be victorious over our enemies. Are we conversant in the Word of Faith? The good news of the Gospel?

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The Writing Bug: theunfetteredpreacher

I have always loved to read, and have had a desire to write. The biggest hurdles to achieving this goal were threefold.

1. I could not spell

2. I could not read my own handwriting and the most important reason:

3. I had nothing to say

After I was saved, I had the Preaching bug. I was sure I was the ‘new’ Jimmy Swaggart. I wasn’t, I turned around and no one was following.

In 2014, things changed. I bought my first Tablet. I still couldn’t spell, but the other problems were behind me. Plus I had my calendar and a camera with me at all times.

I started to write: A bold look at the Trinity in the Old Testament. Where / Who, was Jesus. I found someone to edit my writing, she suggested I start a blog. (My writing, did not impress).

I had never read a blog or had any interest in writing on the internet, I was a book guy. After much prayer, I felt the Lord was leading me in that direction.

My fleece? The name I desired be available. ‘the unfettered preacher’. It was, I began. In the 9 months left in 2014, I had 1500 visits to my blog… Wow, I was sure I found my calling.

Since then, my best year was 2016, 3980 visitors 13 thousand views with 8600 likes. I was impressed.

Then the numbers decreased. I wondered, did anyone actually read these posts? Was my writing doing any good at all? Was anyone brought closer to Christ?

After all, that was why I wrote, with the hope that lives would be given to the Lord.

I am still wondering. What say you?

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Peppermint Chapsticks: December 14, 2015 theunfetteredpreacher

As you can see this post was first written in 2015. My sweet wife and her Peppermint Chap Sticks.

Well, today (4/2/2020), I found her stash of Dove chocolates.

Dove chocolates. I love them too. (Good work Sweetheart)!

“Seek and ye shall find.”

My wife apparently loves Peppermint Chapsticks, she discovered them a few years ago.

Unbeknownst to me, this year, she remembered she couldn’t find them last year.
(She thought). Soooo…


A few weeks ago, she saw some and bought 3, 3 packs. (9 total), and happily brought her treasure home.

Only to find she had 18 already in her favorite hiding place. (Why hide them, I hate Chapsticks).

Valuables out in the open, chapsticks.

Aren’t we all a little bit like this? We parade around in our nice clothing and jewelry and we hide the truly valuable.

Christ within, the hope of glory.”

A lot of things can be stolen from us but: “Who can separate us, from the love of Christ?”

He is the pearl of great price; We should wear Him with pride. Strut your stuff, let all behold God’s love, mercy, and grace. Let your life, lift up Christ.


Let the light of His life, shine through.

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