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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A post from last year, still a truth you might find interesting.

The secret things: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

This scripture keeps coming to mind, it tickles me, the way our Lord works.

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.”

~The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:

What secret things?

How old is our earth and the universe?

Why did God made Global warming and Ice Ages?

Why Transfiguration, Sanctification, Justification, Mercy and Grace?  Sheep and goats???

The Rapture:  Is it the church or the wicked who are removed?

When is the end of the world?

Not all things are secret,  the Lord has revealed many things, such as:

Why were we created? 

Why give us Free Will?

~”those things which are revealed

Revelation 4:11
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

We are created and given free will, for His pleasure.  His desire is to see us prosper in faith and everyday life.

Think of the pleasure we receive when we witness our childrens success, or smiles of joy.

How much more pleasure does the Lord receive when we do well and walk with Him, when we find joy in Him.
Daniel 2
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:”

He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”

I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:”

He tells us, if we ask, we will receive, if we seek we will find, knock and the door will be opened.

Do we ask for and seek wisdom?  No we ask for things.  Do we ask for and seek His anointing?

Do we ask and seek the secret things, the things He desires of us?

What does the Lord desire of thee?

Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

I often wonder, what is with the ?…  ???

He just told us all the rituals and sacrifices do not meet His standard.   I beleive it is there to make us question what we really need do.

Do justly..  Be fair, discerning, wise

Love mercy..  Forgive, let it go, don’t hold on to the hurts, arrows and lies thrown at you

Walk humbly with God.. learn to take His yoke, walk with Him, obeying His voice, doing His will, for His glory.

Matthew 13; Jesus said:

I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”  

We need to learn to walk with Him, trust Him, rely on Him.  Let the Holy Spirit reveal His will and way for our life.

those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

Are we doing His will?  Lord, help us to obediently walk with You.   Amen

Tales from my Father 5:  theunfetteredpreacher

My Dad made sure we had a weeks vacation every summer.   Most of the time it was camping.

The first years it was a tent, then we graduated  to a tent camper.  He built a pull out draw, that held a gas camping stove, cabinets for food and a place for an ice chest.

It was made so you could cook inside in bad weather or pull it outside, under a tarp, for good weather.

It really worked great.  Until the raccoons figured out how to open the cabinets and ice chest.  They ate well, once, anyway… lol

He taught me to fish cat fish at night.  He would find a fist sized rock, tie a big rubber band to one end, and  a fishing line to the other.

He would throw it as far out in the lake as he could.  The fish would bite, we’d reel them in, re-bait, release the line and it would zoom back out.   

No casting, same place every time.  It worked a treat.

We would visit every National, or State Park and every battle field, fort, or famous persons home we came across.

We often brought a friend to keep me company, what fun.

At home the rest of the year, on Sundays, if we weren’t out for a ride, and ice cream or hot dogs, we would play badminton, or catch.

It drove me crazy that I had to wait till after his 20 minute noon time nap.   

Many good memories.  

I hope Celeste has as many.

The soul of the people was much discouraged : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Numbers 21:4-5
And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.   And the people spake against God, and against Moses,

Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.”

I will speak the truth: 

I am much discouraged because of the way.”

I am not speaking against God, but I do wonder why He has brought me to this place to die? 

There is no life, no praise, the bread I am fed has no power to transform, to cause growth.

There is no one who understands or cares to seek Your face, to realize change.

There are moments, fleeting, elusive, just fragments, pieces, a glimpse of victory. 

Followed closely by defeat. 

The war is in the heavenlies, the battle is in my mind.  I should overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony.

I’m do not…  “The Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.

Help me, Lord,  to overcome:  “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?”   I need you now, today….  Amen

Elisha, a man of God 1: theunfetteredpreacher.com

Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

And Elisha saw it.   He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;  and smote the waters, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” and when he had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

Where is the Lord God of Elijah?

Elisha, because he saw Elijah taken to heaven by a whirlwind, received  a double portion of Elijahs annointing.

His first act and words:  “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?and when he had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

A miracle, the waters parting, Elisha smote the waters, they parted, he passed over and a ministry is born.

How is this possible?   Where did he find this boldness?  First, “give me a double
portion.”  (How Rude, Taste Less, Unseemly).

Then “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?

Bold, strong, expectant, full of faith and power.  Why?  He didn’t learn this in seminary.

He had been with a “man of God.”  A man who called down fire…  A man who raised the dead…  A man who was fed by ravens and then a little oil and meal, for three plus years.

Personal experience, he didn’t just watch Elijah, he learned how to pray, how to hear and understand the Lords, Words of Wisdom and Knowledge,  he knew the Lord. 

He knew the Lords will and ways, he walked with Him, he was His voice and strong right arm, here on earth, at that time.

Elisha, like Elijah was just a man.  Just like you or me.   If we would push in to that Holy place at the feet of Jesus, and learn of Him.

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We will become, vessels fit for His use.  Lord, please draw us close.  Amen