The LORD looked down: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 14: 2.

“The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”

He is looking, what does He see?

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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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The Sorry State of… ? theunfetteredpreacher

The Sorry State of …. ?

Our Nation, our Towns, our Churches, our People, … our Faith. Is self evident.

We no longer believe, what was once considered Common Sense, or Truth.

Wrong is now Right, Down is Up, Male is Female. The list is endless, we have lost all sense of decency, and order.

I came to a realization this week.

The first list is in the wrong order. We are in a Sorry State, first, because of our lack of Faith.

As our Faith has failed, our people, our Churches, Towns and Nation, have lost their guiding principles.

How do we right this ship, correct our course? It will take a Miracle.

“This beginning of Miracles,” we read about in the book of John. Had absolutely nothing to do with the relationship of the petitioner, to Jesus.

Yes, I know it was His Mom. Some pray to her. Most of us just accept that Jesus granted her request, because she was Mom.

That wasn’t why. Mom soon learned, she didn’t have that much influence.

Jesus was once told His Mother and Brothers were outside, and wished to see Him? What was His answer?

Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” John 12:48-50

Her being Mom, didn’t bring about the desired result of a few moments of His time.

We hear of her again, when Jesus, on the cross, told John, “Behold Thy Mother!” And to Mary, “Behold thy son!”

What motivated Jesus to answer prayer?

Not family, only FAITH, only the BELIEF that God IS.

It is Faith that Saves us.

“if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:”

“if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

It is Faith, Belief, “that God is, that God will, and even if He doesn’t, we will still serve Him,” that releases God, to preform miracles, in our behalf.

Many wonderful Christian Pastors, Teachers and Leaders, do not believe that God works in Signs, Wonders or Miracles today.

They seem to believe, that as in the days of Eli and Samuel, there are no open visions.

We now have the Bible, so God no longer needs to speak to us individually.

As the body of Christ, accepted this as “Truth,” it became a self fulfilling prophecy.

We end up living a life, that bears little resemblance, to that of the early believers.

Saints, the Lord never stopped revealing Himself to Whosoever will seek His face.

Unfortunately, few of us, are willing to deny ourselves, and seek to please Him, instead of being pleased by Him.

We must return to our First Love. Jesus promised if we believed we would do all that He did and more. (John 14)

Those who TOUCHED Him heard.

“Your Faith has made you whole.”

“According to your Faith, so be it.’

“I have not seen such great Faith.”

“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed”

“Fear not, Only Believe.”

“If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

Today we do not believe. We have lost the ability to believe in the Miraculous.

We still believe in Salvation, and our Churches have plenty of room for new converts. Yet, no one comes. Why?

Their needs are not met, by our Powerless Gospel. Paul warned Timothy.

1 Timothy 6:20-21 (NOG)

Timothy, guard the Good News which has been entrusted to you. Turn away from pointless discussions and the claims of false knowledge that people use to oppose the Christian faith.

Although some claim to have knowledge, they have abandoned the faith.

Paul warned us about, Powerless Rituals and Ceremonies. Services that are so busy, there is no room for the Lord to speak.

We now, only believe half the Gospel.

2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

It is much easier to fill our Services, with busy, man directed Worship, than to learn to Wait on God, to deliver His Promise, in Power.

1 Corinthians 4:20
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Hebrews 6:4-6a

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;”

Saints, as His Church, we should have tasted, the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come. We haven’t.

We have accepted the loss of His Power, because to walk in it takes a real change within us.

It is more than being Saved, by Faith.

We need to change, from wanting things from God, to learning to please God.

By believing, “He is, and He is a rewarder of them that diligently Seek Him.”

Do we Truly Believe, Seek and Walk in Faith? If we did, there would not be room for all who would be Saved.

May we return to Biblical Faith. Amen

Bible Integrity :  theunfetteredpreacher 

I may be the last one on the block to know this, but just in case….  Here goes.

I have not been a KJV only person. I often use the Amplified or Expanded Version when seeking clarification of a difficult to understand verse.

Those versions seem to be OK, but other favorite Versions are a problem.   

Including: NIV, RSV, NAMES OF GOD Version , PHILLIPS Version and more.

Please check your version against the KJV especially if you use an electronic Bible as I do.

These versions leave out verses.  Below find first and last verses parallel versions KJV and NIV.

Both interesting and scary.   John 3:16,17 we find complete, the other verses not so much.

 John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16
New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved(A) the world that he gave(B) his one and only Son,(C) that whoever believes(D) in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(E)

Jump to : | Luke 9:55-56 | Matthew 17:21 | Matthew 18:11 | Matthew 23:14 | Mark 7:16 | Mark 9:44 | Mark 9:46 | Luke 17:36 | Luke 23:17 | John 5:4 | Acts 8:37

Luke 9:55-56
King James Version (KJV)
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Luke 9:55-56
New International Version (NIV)
55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.

Matthew 17:21
King James Version (KJV)
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21

New International Version (NIV)
[21] [a]

Footnotes:

Matthew 17:21 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 9:29.

Matthew 18:11
King James Version (KJV)
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matthew 18:11

New International Version (NIV)
[11] [a]

Footnotes:

Matthew 18:11 Some manuscripts include here the words of Luke 19:10.

Matthew 23:14
King James Version (KJV)
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Matthew 23:14

New International Version (NIV)
[14] [a]

Footnotes:

Matthew 23:14 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 12:40 and Luke 20:47.

Mark 7:16
King James Version (KJV)
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Mark 7:16
New International Version (NIV)
[16] [a]

Footnotes:

Mark 7:16 Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.

Mark 9:44
King James Version (KJV)
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:44

New International Version (NIV)
[44] [a]

Footnotes:

Mark 9:44 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.

Mark 9:46
King James Version (KJV)
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:46

New International Version (NIV)
[46] [a]

Footnotes:

Mark 9:46 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.

Luke 17:36
King James Version (KJV)
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luke 17:36

New International Version (NIV)
[36] [a]

Footnotes:

Luke 17:36 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.

Luke 23:17
King James Version (KJV)
17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

Luke 23:17

New International Version (NIV)
[17] [a]

Footnotes:

Luke 23:17 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 27:15 and Mark 15:6.

John 5:4
King James Version (KJV)
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

John 5:4

New International Version (NIV)
[4] [a]

Footnotes:

John 5:4 Some manuscripts include here, wholly or in part, paralyzed—and they waited for the moving of the waters. 4 From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had.

Acts 8:37
King James Version (KJV)
37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 8:37

New International Version (NIV)
[37] [a]

Footnotes:

Acts 8:37 Some manuscripts include here Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

Again one that is complete:

John 3:17
King James Version (KJV)
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:17

New International Version (NIV)
17 For God did not send his Son into the world(A) to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.(B)

I am disappointed in this and now even question the validity of the KJV…  Who knows what may have been changed during multiple Translations? 
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VERY CRITICAL ALERT!!!
Hello Christians!!
I’m sure you know that NIV Bible was published by Zondervan but is now owned by Harper Collins, who also published the SATANIC BIBLE.
The NIV Bible has now removed 64,575 words from the Bible including Jehovah, Calvary, Holy Ghost and Omnipotent to mention but a few.
The NIV Bible has also now remove 45 complete verses. Most of us have the Bible on our devices and phones. Try and find these Scriptures in NIV Bible on your computers, phones or any other device right now if you are in doubt.
Matthew 17:21, 18:11, 23:14;
Mark 7:16, 9:44, 9:46;
Luke 17:36, 23:17; John 5:4;
Acts 8:37……
You will not believe your eyes. Refuse to be blinded by satan and do not act like you just don’t care.
Let’s not forget what the Lord Jesus said in John 10:10 (KJV). “The thief (referring to Satan) comes but to kill, to steal and to destroy…)
SOLUTION:
If you must use the NIV Bible, BUY AND KEEP AN EARLIER VERSION of the Bible.
A hard copy cannot be updated. All these changes occur when they ask you to update the App on your phone or laptop, etc.
There is a crusade geared towards altering the Bible as we know it. NIV and many more versions are affected. by Robyn Lewis