Changing Seasons: theunfetteredpreacher

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

It has been a trying time for me, since July. Bette getting Chemo every third week, and me, I still haven’t regained my strength and endurance. (My condition, is my own fault), I do not do the exercises, the PT people recomended. Our health, is a concern but, is not what makes this time, such a trial.

The Lord, seems to be, in hiding. For several years, the Lord has been close. ( A very present help, at all times, not just troubled times). His Word was an open and exciting read. I could take almost any Scripture, and receive an understanding, (I had not had before), and compose a Post. Not so, now.

I read and search, yet there is no revalation, no quickening of my Spirit, no discernable presence of the Holy Spirit, in my prayer closet. So I read and study, knowing that this is a test.

The Holy Spirit is seeing if I will continue to trust and rely on Him, even if I cannot sense His presence. It is times like this, that I am glad to have read the Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. Also the book, Hinds Feat on High Places, is that the Title?

These readings prepared me for the Dry times, the times my prayers hit the ceiling and come right back to me. seeming to never make it to the Lord. I must remember Daniel, who prayed and the Angel fought the devil, 21 days to bring God’s answer.

Some folks remind me, the Lord never leaves or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) David tells us He may hide His face for a season. (Psalms 27:9) Often, we make our God to be too small. We are sure we know how He must do things. Forgetting many verses that tell us.

“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” (Ps 2:4)
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Ps 115:3)

The how or why the Lord allows troubles, temptations, trials, sickness or even death, Are secrets that belong to the Lord. We must remember Deuteronomy 29:29. (One of my favorite Scriptures).

“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 have no idea whether our trials are because of the sins of the father or to Glorify God. He told us to Pray, believing and we would receive our answer. We sometimes do not want to accept His answer, and we keep asking, expecting Him to change.

WARNING!!!

In the desert they requested meat. “The Lord gave them their request, but sent leanness to their souls.” (Ps 106:15)

My desire is to climb out of this valley of dry Bones, and return to the Mountain of His holiness. (Ps 48:1)

The time is not now: Ecclesiastes 3: 17.

“I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

Ecclesiastes 3: 14.

“I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

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JESUS: IN THE OLD TESTAMENT: theunfetteredpreacher

via JESUS: IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

The Scriptures that opened my eyes and ears to better understand the Lord and His will and ways.

Please read and give me some feedback. I believe you will find it interesting.

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To make ready a people: theunfetteredpreacher

When Zachariaus was told that he and Elizabeth would. in their old age, have a child. He was told his name would be John, and he would bring joy and gladness, and be filled with the Holy Spirit, from the womb.

He would be the Prophet of Prophets, to announce the coming King.

Luke 1:17

“And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

We have been given the Great Commission, to make ready a people, prepared for the Lord. We have done our best, but do we teach and preach, with power?

Do we see signs and wonders following? Or do we have the power of persuasion? Are people lining up to hear us share the Gospel?

Do they line up to hear Me? No, not a chance. lol. I share a pitiful, powerless Gospel. The Anointing is not on me, No one is healed, few are saved, lives barely change.

We must pray for a Powerful Anointing on our ministries. We need to demonstrate the Spirit and Power of God. When we accomplish that we will see Luke 1:16, become a reality today.

And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.”

Billy Graham was Anointed of God, with the Power of Persuasion. (He was an Evangelist). People heard the voice and love of the Lord, and multitudes flocked to hear, and to be touched, and changed by, the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Was Billy Graham so different from you and I?

Is it possible for us to enjoy the Anointing of God in our lives? I believe it only depends on how much of ourselves we are willing to allow the Lord to control.

Are we obedient in the seemingly meaningless things? The giving of ourselves with our time and or money?

It could be as simple as listening and praying for the lost or hurting. When we share His Yoke, our burden is light and His yoke is easy. We will find rest…

We must follow the example of Paul.

1 Corinthians 2: 4-5

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

We have allowed man’s Wisdom to become our standard.

We no longer have the Relationship or Knowledge of the Lord, embeded within us, His Power and Wisdom, are just out of reach.

I must Seek His Face, cry out for His Anointing, allow Him to change my heart and mind, so He is all I need, and desire.

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Knowing God 3: theunfetteredpreacher

It is the Holy Spirit that calls our hearts to a relationship with God. We all have the measure of Faith to believe. (Romans 12:3)

Accepting Christ, is the beginning of eternal life. We must then allow the Spirit to grow within us, by studying the Word, and accepting what it says, over what we believe it says.

We err, when we only know what we have been taught or read. (Matthew 22:29) Does what we have been taught, line up with what the Bible says? (Acts 17:11)

The Bible is our only source of Truth. Men can only share what they understand. Have we studied enough ourselves to know the truth? We are responsible, we cannot blame our teachers, if we believe false Doctrine.

Our teachers are held to higher standards, they will be held accountable, but we are held accountable also. We must confirm what we hear, with the Word of God. We must confirm it ourselves. If we are relying on what we have been taught, and not seeing it ourselves, how can we be sure it is truth.

The Lord desires to walk with us, commune with us.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.” ( 2 Chronicles 16:9

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The Hearts of men, is set to do evil: theunfetteredpreacher

The hearts of men is set to do evil.

From the KKK, BLM, Antifa and people bringing false witness; and every other group that lies, cheats and steals, determined to hurt, destroy, and cause pain to others.

Our Country has lost its way. No longer do we have speedy trials, or a presumption of inocence. We no longer give the benefit of the doubt. We are guilty till we prove ourselves inocent.

Many no longer tolerate different opinions, points of view, or discussions. The Bible spells out how we arrived at this point, and shows us how to get our Country back.

Ecclesiastes 8: 11.

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”

We need to arrest those who are damaging property or reputations. We must stop encouraging or tolerating violence. We must uphold the Law. The longer we allow this foolishness, the evil will continue to multiply.

As Christians, we must stand fast for our faith, for what is right, for Godly principles, and morality.

Pray for our Nation, that God will continue to bless us.

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“Before God, I lie not.” theunfetteredpreacher

Galatians 1: 20

“Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.”

I guess this Blog,… is my Ministry. (Sad as it is). Almost 700 followers , and I wonder if anyone actually reads it. Or do the few that like my posts, just do so, without reading.

Am I just filling cyberspace with worthless dribble? I had hoped it would be a meaningful project. That those already saved, would be encouraged to draw closer to the Lord.

There is so much Power that His Church, is not realizing, and not expecting to experience. Why?

There is something wrong with what and how we believe. We must become like a child. Children just cry out, for food, changing, cuddling, attention.

We only cry out to God, when trouble comes to our door. The Lord answers our cries.

We need to cry out, for a closer walk, for an understanding of His Word, for a heart that Hungers and Thirsts after His Righteousness.

Jesus, tell me, am I wasting away or have I reached anyone?

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Happy is the man that findeth wisdom: theunfetteredpreacher

Proverbs 3: 13-15

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.”

Happy..(Blessed, Fortunate, and to be Envied) is the man who finds Godly Wisdom.

That is quite a statement. Are you Blessed?

I know I am. I may be fighting a battle this moment, but I know in the end, (if I stay the coarse), I will be Victorious. My Victory is through Jesus. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

I am Fortunate and to be Envied, I know in whom I put my trust. It is no longer, anyone or anything but Jesus. He is with me, (in the form of His Holy Spirit), I have accepted His Yoke, and am now, resting and walking with and in His Power. (Matthew 11:29)

We need to take the next step also. We must seek God’s face to get Godly Wisdom and Understanding from His Word, and our life experiences. What should we be learning from our trials and tribulations?

We must learn to look to and trust, our Heavenly Father to give us the opportunity to walk in His love, in our dealings with others.

The Merchandise of Godly Wisdom. The Lord promises we will gain from this Wisdom. How?

He will put Wisdom in our mouths that our enemies will not be able to refute. (Luke 21:15; Acts 6:10)

When we accept Christ as Lord and Savior, He is our Wisdom. (1 Corinthians 9:4,24,30) Wisdom is the Spirit of God, given to us to build the Tabernacle for the Lord, within ourselves and others. (Luke 1:17 Colossians 1:28 Exodus 28:3; 31:3,6)

Wisdom is a Spirit, we either accept the Wisdom from God, (Jesus), or the Wisdom of the world. As we seek to bring others into the Kingdom, we must not faint, (Galatians 6:9) but continue in the Lord’s work.

A question I heard the other dsy, haunts me. ‘How many are in heaven, because of you?’

I fear there are very few. I might have driven folks the other way, by my attitude and actions.

Lord forgive me, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit of Wisdom, that I might be a profittable builder of Your Kingdom. Amen

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