An Injustice Has Occured: theunfetteredpreacher.com

An injustice has occurred. I thanked a man for helping me with my Lawn Art and neglected to thank a man who did so much more.

My Brother in law, Roger, has been helping me on many projects since he arrived here from Minnesota. From helping me cut and attach the piano half on the left, to coming with me on Tunings, Bible Studies, and Men’s meetings.

He has been a very present, and pleasant help, in times of need. He and Corrine are both, blessings in our lives. My sweet Bette has wonderful sisters and brothers in law.

Blessings:

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See that thou do all those wonders: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 145:4-6

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.”

In both the Old and New Testament, we find God, doing things beyond our human abilities, to Prove that He is God. After showing Moses the wonders of His power, (the staff turned to a snake and back, and also the leprous hand).

The Lord, tells Moses to, “See that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.” (Exodus 4:21)

In the New Testament, we find; “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)

At one point in the Temple, the Word tells us ‘the Power of God was present to heal.’ (Luke 5:17)

So why are we not seeing the Power of God in our Churches today? Why do so many of our prayers, seem to hit the ceiling and return unanswered?

Are we praying Gods Word and are we willing, to do Gods will? What is the measure of our Faith? Jesus said many times: ‘Only Believe’ (Mark 5:36; Luke 8:20; John 3:16-18; Phillippians 1:29) Jesus also asked; ‘Where is your Faith?’ (Luke 8:25)

Several Scriptures link the Holy Spirit and Power. (Luke 1:35; Acts 1:8,10:38; Romans 15:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:5)

So once again why are we not experiencing Gods Miracles, Signs and Wonders, in our Churches and daily life?

The Lord is no respecter of people, (Acts 10:34-35; Romans 2:1-12; Colossians 3:24-25; James 2:1 respect one over another, by dress, finances, etcetera).

This just points out, that it is up to us to draw close to God, to Trust and Walk with Him, in obedience and love. James sums it up this way: (2:17-26)

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

James 4:1-10

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.’

Do we really believe? Should we ask move than once? Is that Faith? Are we asking for something within His will? Do we do the Work of Faith? Do we humble ourselves?

I know in my life, Pride often lifts it’s ugly head. I often tell myself, I could do that better, faster, harder, etcetera. Why, Oh why won’t God do things my way?

I thank the Lord that In His Time, He will have formed me into His image, and I will do that which will please Him. How about you? Can you think of anything that would hinder the Lord granting your request?

Is there unrepented sin, in your life? Have you grown in your Faith? Do you Trust He has your best interests at heart?

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More Family Blessings: theunfetteredpreacher

Once again family has arrived to comfort, pray, and encourage us in the Lord.

Bette’s sister Corinne and Roger her husband.

It is wonderful that my sweethearts sisters are all saved, and a joy to have around.

We could not have made it through this time of trial, without them.

May God Bless and keep them, may He cause His face to shine apon them. And give them peace.

We all have the relationship we want with the Lord. Please. I long for more.

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That ye shall know: theunfetteredpreacher.com

That we should know; What? The Lord our God wants us to realize; … That He Is God.

In Isaiah, we learn that God planted trees, and caused water to flow in the midst of the desert so that His people ‘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.’ (Isaiah 41:20)

Israel was a desert, it became a garden for the Hebrews. Then became a garden again in 1948.

We are precious to Him. We are His People. When trouble comes, He will be with us, He will be our Savior. He has created us, for His Glory and Pleasure. He has called us to be Witnesses.

‘Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me, there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.’ (Isaiah 43:10)

We see the Lord performing Miracles throughout the Bible, for one reason only. THAT WE WOULD KNOW, THAT HE IS GOD.

The Lord brought the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt, using Miracles, Signs, and Wonders so that, ‘ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.’ (Exodus 6:4) ‘That thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.’ (Exodus 8:10)

During the journey to the Promised Land, He gave them food, and drink, their clothes and sandals had not worn out yet they complained;

‘And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.

And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread, and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.’ (Exodus 16:9-12)

God gives miracles to man, so we would see, know, understand and believe, HE IS GOOD.

Joshua, leading the people into the promised land, came to the river Jorden. So Joshua spoke to the people. ‘Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.

And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.’ (Joshua 3:9-11)

There are more examples, here are their addresses.

In 1 Kings 18: 36-38, We find Elijah calling down the fire from heaven to burn up his offering to, ‘let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel.’

Isaiah 45:3. ‘And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.’

Joel 2: 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel ad that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.’

Zechariah 4:9thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.’

It continued into the life of Jesus, miracles in the New Testament.

Matthew 9:6 ‘But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.’

John 10: 37. ‘If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.’

John 14:31 ‘But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.’

John 14: 28-29 ‘Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.’

John 17:21-23 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: ‘that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.’

We are expected to work in signs, wonders and miracles. We should be seeking God for His anointing to see souls saved and the sick healed. (John 14:12-14)

The Holy Spirit should be evident in our lives by His Power displayed. We should be working in at least one of the Gifts of the Spirit, the Hebrews needed straw to make strong bricks, the Gifts are the straw we need to build a strong church.

That we do not see them, is not because the Lord isn’t working them any longer, but we are not walking as close to Him as we should. Pray and expect His word to be true.

Take His yoke upon you, walk with Him, discover the Power of the Living God. (Mathew 11:29)

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Jesus begins His Ministry: theunfetteredpreacherⁿ

In the first chapter of John, we find the beginning of the Ministry of Jesus. John the Baptist is calling on people to Repent and be Baptized. The priests, Levite, and Pharisees asked ‘Who art Thou?’ He told them, he was not the Christ, but the Christ was among them and would Baptize them in the Holy Spirit.

He was asked, Why do you preach, if you are not Him? ‘He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

‘Why do you Baptize?’ ‘I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He who is coming after I is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.’

The next day John saw Jesus: ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.’

‘He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.’

Andrew was one who heard John the Baptist proclaim Jesus as the Messiah, the anointed one. Andrew heard, saw, considered and believed, and brought his brother Simon to Jesus. Jesus changed Simons name, to Cephas, a stone.

Jesus, the next day went to Galilee and found Phillip, Phillip brought Nathaniel, who asked, ‘Can any good come out of Nazareth?’

Jesus had both a Word of Wisdom about Phillip, that he would accept and follow Jesus. With Nathanael, both a Word of Wisdom and a Word of Knowledge. He saw him under the fig tree and knew he would follow Him.

He told Nathanial, he would see the angels of God ascending and descending, from heaven, on the Son of Man, Jesus. (John 1:1-51)

Jesus picked these to follow Him, because He had the knowledge and wisdom from God, that they would be true believers.

The word preached did not profit them: theunfetteredpreacher

Hebrews 4: 2.

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”

The word preached did not profit them

If it was the same Gospel that was preached to us, why did it not profit them? Why was it not mixed with Faith? ‘Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.‘ (Romans 10:17)

Could they not hear, or is there another reason?

Are we really Preaching the Full Gospel?

Paul stated in Romans 15:19, that in his travels he had ‘FULLY PREACHED THE GOSPEL, through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God;’

The Evangelical Church has the first half of the Gospel down pat. All have sinned. (Romans 3:23) The wages on is death. (Romans 6:23) We must Confess and Believe. (Romans 10:9-10) This is a great start, but not the full story.

Jesus gave us His example:

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Acts 10:38)

Matthew 4:23
And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (Gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people.

Jesus taught, preached and healed wherever He was. He sent out His disciples to do the same. (Luke 9:2,6)

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.”

Mark 6:12-13

And they went out and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.”

Do we have Faith today? It is easy for people to Preach, Teach, and Proclaim the need for Repentance and Salvation, and we do this with varying results.

What we cannot do is have the signs, wonders, and miracles, as the Lord, commanded, by our own power. The Gospel was not mixed with Faith, so it did not Profit Them.

We must be Spiritually connected and obedient to His Word and Will, we must see, know, consider, and understand that our God is Mighty and able to do that He has commanded. (Isaiah 40:20)

May we must seek wisdom, knowledge, and faith. John the Baptist sent his disciples to Jesus to ask, “Are you the one?” (Matthew 11:3)

The answer Jesus gave them tells us how to remain full of Faith.

Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.”. (Matthew 11:4-5)

We need to Fast, Pray, Repent and ask the Lord to return His Mighty Power to the Church, (us). We need to see His signs, wonders and miracles following.9

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