A sad Truth: theunfetteredpreacher

For quite sometime, the Bible has been alive and new to me. It seemed that I could preach or teach from every verse I read.

For the last few months, it has not been the same. I seem to be in a time of Faith building.

The Lord isn’t comforting me, by holding me in His arms.

He is still there, but just out of reach. He wants me to know, consider, and understand, that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Will I continue to set my face like flint to seek Him? Or settle for what and where I am.

I believe we all come to this cross road. (often) We must deside to push through, or settle, get comfortable where we are.

He tests us, like He tests all the Saints, I am thankful He hasn’t tested me like He did Abraham.

No, it’s is just a test of my desire to become more like Him.

I believe in a God of Power and Might, who would save, set free, and heal all who come to Him with a heart the hungers for righteousness.

The God of Signs, Wonders, and Miracles.

I will not be at peace, until I experience His Power in my life.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

His promises are Yea and Amen to those who believe.

I Believe…. use me, oh Lord. Amen

The Ministry Years: – 2nd Miracle- – If Thou wilt? – theunfetteredpreacher  | theunfetteredpreacher

https://theunfetteredpreacher.com/2016/12/06/if-thou-wilt-theunfetteredpreacher/

An older post revisited. Build your faith, read of the Miracles of Jesus once again. Find the reasons for them. What should we be learning?

I will put you in remembrance: theunfetteredpreacher

I will put you in remembrance:

We believe on/in the Lord Jesus Christ. This gives us much comfort, we know:

• we are not condemned:

• we have everlasting life:

• we have power to become the sons of God:

• Jesus promised, the works that I do shall he (who believes), do also; and greater works than these shall he (who believes), do;

It is good to believe in or on the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the power of Salvation.

It is good to believe, the devils also believe, and tremble.

Is it enough?

I thank God for His promises, to know Salvation, the greatest gift we received.

We know who holds our future, that it is better than our past.

Yet, this isn’t enough. The people of God are in a war. Sickness, Financial shortfalls, Worry, Concerns, lacking both Joy and Peace. Yet, we believe.

What do we believe? We believe in God, but do we believe God.

Deuteronomy 1:32

Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God”

The Lord had delivered the Hebrews from bondage, had for two years, fed and clothed them, promised them a land of milk and honey.

He promised they would conquer the giants, the unbelievers who lived in the land, would be destroyed. The land, would be theirs.

Then He told them to enter the land, to take the land and live there in peace.

Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God

Saints, the Church has a problem, we believe in, but we don’t really believe God.

Jude 1:5

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

We have been saved, yet we believe not to enter into His promise. We struggle with the truth that my God shall supply all my needs.

I shall not want, the Lord would have me prosper and be in good health, even as our soul prospers.

Folks it is important to know and claim the promises of God. To pray them, believe them and walk in them.

When the Hebrews, refused to enter the promised land, the book of Hebrews, said they had an evil heart of unbelief.

Is it any different for us, when we do not believe His promises, for supply, health, peace and joy?

When we refuse to study His Word, and ask the Holy Spirit, to teach and guide us to ALL TRUTH.

I pray you will search the Scriptures, see if they be true. Amen

A diet of Milk or Meat: On to Perfection 1: theunfetteredpreacher

A strong body and a strong mind, is desired, to accomplish our daily tasks.

We must exercise physically, if we would strengthen our bodies.

(My Doctor told me I would be in better shape, if I dug ditches, rather than sitting at a piano all the time). Who can argue with that.

I avoid exercise like it was the plague, then wonder why I am fat, dumb and happy. (Well, at least the first two).

Then there is this, at 1 Timothy 4:8

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

Almost my motto, lol.

I love to search the Word. Whether it is a word search, people search, or subject search.

This is how I exercise my mind and spirit.

A few weeks ago at our Tuesday Morning men’s meeting, my friend, Pastor Nelson Hopkins, brought up 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 resurrection of the dead, of eternal judgment.

And this will we do, if God permit.

Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ:

This just doesn’t seem right. Leave the principles of the Doctrine of Christ?

It’s appears, we are leaving our Salvation, but it is not. The writer is telling us that the Principle Doctrines are the Milk of the Gospel.

We must know them, live them, love them, and then move on to the Meat of the Word.

The only hitch is, a lot of Christians can not move on to the Meat, because they are unaware, that they have only been fed the Milk, and not even all of that.

Most Christians know and believe we are saved by Faith and not Works. The best definition of Faith for me comes from Hebrews 11:6

Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

We must believe He Is, not used to be, used to do, or God doesn’t do that, or speak to us anymore.

NO, NO, NO,… GOD IS.

He Is a very present help in times of trouble, He Is able to do above and beyond what we ask, think or even imagine.

He Is our Shepard, we shall not want, He will supply our needs,

Do we believe He Is? He said in John 14:12-14.

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.

I see very little evidence in our Churches that we believe He Is able to do, that which He promised.

We should be experiencing Signs, Wonders and Miracles. We aren’t. Why?

We do not believe He Is.

I believe we know that first principle, we are Saved by Faith and not Works.

We must go on to the others, so we can go on to the Meat of the Word.

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…