To Build Christs Church: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

It seems we have churches on every corner of every street, for every mood, whim, or desire of the people.

Saints, this is a problem.   Some of us follow John,  others follow Joel, Franklin, or Benny, some maybe even follow Barney from Mayberry.

We have Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, and on and on it goes. 


I am a Christian, I joined  HIS Chuch the day I gave my life to the Lord.  HIS CHURCH, I see no need of another.

I do need Fellowship and Biblical Teachings, people to pray and counsel with, but not a denominational connection. 

The Bible has not changed, but our understanding, our looking through the glass becomes focused on today’s needs and priorities.  

We find our understanding enlightened, expanding as we grow in the Lord.

So let us get back to why a church on every corner for all our priorities and carnal desires.


Is it the biggest donors, the loudest crybabies, the most disagreeable, or maybe we have gone, the other way?

We have a great communicator, charismatic leadership, a wonderful music ministry, unparalleled children’s church.

Woman’s groups, home groups, study pods, soft comfy chairs, good video all that contemporary conveniences you could ask for.

That is the problem!  Where is the Lord?

What we want.  That is the problem. It is not our church!  We must learn, it is the LORDS CHURCH!

We need to do things His way.

He gave us the directions, the tools, the Godly leadership, and wisdom to build His Church.   Why are we building our church?

The Ministry Gifts (1 Corinthians 12; Romans 4; Ephesians 4) He promised are all we need, in Him, to be successful and triumphant. The Holy Spirit will guide and direct us.

We must take them off the shelf, study to show ourselves approved, and learn which ones the Lord has for us today.

The problem is, some of these Gifts can be duplicated and executed by man.

Many Teach, Preach, Sing, and Play instruments, because they practiced, studied, worked, and made themselves successful in that endeavor.   They are the people we turn to lead our church.

Should any of these people be leading Christ’s  Church?  That depends on Their position in the body of Christ.

I believe many churches are built by the Entertainment division of the  Ministry.  

We need to look deeper, to use the Spiritual Gifts to understand who is working in them, or are they working under their human powers.

Are you ready to Be led by the Lord? To leave the comforts and security.  To reach out and allow the Lord to bring you into a closer walk?

“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.” (Psalm, 65:4)

This promise needs to be seen, considered, understood, and believed.  The Promise of God is yes and for us. (Acts 2:39; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Deuteronomy 29:29)

Please let me know your thoughts. Pray for enlightenment, and the Power of God to see us through.

Thanks for visiting. Know you are loved. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote.

Our First Order of Business, REST: 1 : theunfetteredpreacher

God reveals His truths to any and all who will recognize and accept them.

This is a Scriptures I hold dear, realizing there is much more to learn.

Deuteronomy 29:29 (KJV)
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.”

David Jones, who was the Pastor of the UMC, (where I play piano), speaking under the Anointing of God, (in passing), pointed out, that the first thing man had to learn, was to rest in God.

REALLY? Is that true?

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The STRAW: theunfetteredpreacher

The last straw, the straw that broke the camels back, building bricks without straw.

Before I started playing piano for this UMC, the burden of my heart was to have people come to know the Lord.

I foolishly believed, that once they knew and experienced the Grace of God, they would hunger and thirst for more.

More Righteousness, peace and joy, in the Holy Ghost. MORE JESUS.

To have experienced forgiveness, and not to seek more, to me was unthinkable.

Reality sinks in slowly. Reality, breaks my spirit.

Has the last straw dropped?


Am I that straw?

Lord, help… Lord, a Word of Wisdom is desired. Amen

Do I go or do I stay?

No more power to weep: theunfetteredpreacher

My friend Pastor Nelson, paid me a visit this week. As always, when I see him, I am encouraged.

I’ve had “no more power to weep.” For a few weeks now. I do not understand what the Lord is doing in my life.

Are the desires of my heart, from God? Or are they carnal, flesh pleasing, selfish desires, of man?

I believe the Lord has opened my eyes to His word, and given me understanding.

I still have a problem bringing understanding of these truths, to immature Christians.

The things of the Spirit, for the Carnal, are as impossible to believe, as the need of Salvation, is for the lost.

For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.” (Lamentations 1)

At times, it seems the Comforter is far from me. The enemy has set up a wall, has prevailed, has defeated me.

I have no strength to continue.

I encourage myself in the Lord. Amen

The Ministry Years: Miracle 36 – – theunfetteredpreacher

Matthew 20:29-34  Mark 10:46-52

Luke 18:35-43

Once again Jesus going to where people had needs.

Blind men calling to Him….  When rebuked by the crowd called even more.

It is interesting, Jesus, did not go to them, but called them to come to Him.

We must come to Jesus,  He is always there, just out of our way.  He doesn’t interfere in our life’s choices, freewill is always available.

He allows us to choose wrong, or right.  We reap the reward of our choices.   Notice, they were specific, when asked their desire.

That my eyes be opened, that I would receive my sight.

That is a prayer we need to pray for the world.  That our eyes be opened.  That we would see into the spiritual realm.  That we would understand His love.

Immediately they could see.

When we come to the Lord, (we must leave our sinful nature and desires behind), when we come, ready to believe and obey, we find ourselves healed, set free, and forgiven.

If we would just learn how to enter the Holy of Holies, we would live, lives of answered prayers.

Matthew 20:29-34  (KJV)

29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Mark 10:46-52 (KJV)

46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Luke 18:35-43 (KJV)

35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

To Touch Him 4:  From despicable slime to Saint: theunfetteredpreacher 

Jacob’s tale, from despicable slime to strong Leader.

The Lord had proclaimed, while the twins were still in the Womb.  “Jacob I have loved, Esau I have hated.

His Mom, Rebecca, had received this message, and she loved Jacob also.  

While Issac, (Dad), loved Esau. 

Esau, the first born,  came out of the womb, with Jacob’s hand firmly attached to his foot.  He became a hunter, a hairy man, a man of action.  

While Jacob was a plain man who dwelled in tents.

Esau was not necessarily a man of thought or planing, too busy doing, to worry about what might be happening right before him.   

He came home hungry one day, and sold his birthright to Jacob, for a bowl of porage. 

Later, when Isaac was preparing to die, Rebecca instructed and helped Jacob to steal his brothers  blessing. (Read Genesis 25-27)

The blessing of the first born…  A big deal:  (Genesis 27)

Isaac ended up giving Jacob, the blessing meant for Esau.  Blessing him, he said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:  
“Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.”

   >  The blessing of plenty,  to never be in need.

   >  All his brethren, other nations, everyone would serve him.

   >  The Lord would curse those who curse and bless those who bless him.

I would love to have that blessing in my life.  (By the way, We do, if we serve the Lord).

Esau’s only received this second rate blessing from Isaac: 

Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”

   <  He would live off the fat of the land

   <  He would be a Warrior,  and live by the sword

  <  He would eventually brake the yoke of his brother off his neck.   

(This yoke was his, Unforgivness, hate, and resentment of his brother, for the wrongs done to him).

Rebecca arranged yet more for Jacob.   A way to escape, and another blessing as he goes.

Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother’s brother.

And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

That he would be:

   >  Blessed by God, to be fruitful and multiplied.

   >  That he would receive the Blessings promised to Abraham, to him and his seed.

Again, Blessings that should have been Esau’s.  He went to his Uncle’s was cheated, and treated wrong.

He didn’t complain, or cry… or cheat his Uncle,  something had changed him, while on his way.

Watch this spot.   Thanks

To Touch Him 3:  Not always  our choice:  theunfetteredpreacher 

Throughout the Old Testament, the Lord chose what people He would call His own.  Who He would save, or set free, who he would bless or curse.

How He would reward the Faithful,  the Righteous and how and when to punish the wicked.

The Lord chose Noah, saving him and his family.  Why, because Noah walked with God, this made “Noah a just man and perfect in his Generation.”

We find almost the same praise for Job, who, “was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.”

The Lord’s choice.  He chose who, what, when, where and how, He would intervene in the afairs of the earth, and His people. 

All, the Lords choice, with few exceptions, the Lords plan and way.  

Then Jesus came to die for us.  

We see a change a coming.   He chose many He would touch, heal.  Where He roamed, who He made whole.

The difference that becomes apparent is, Faith enters the stage.   People ask, plead, and pray and it is their Faith makes them whole.

Yet, Jesus is still choosing whom He touches, but times have changed.

We should come boldly to the throne room, to find Grace and Mercy in our time of need.   We need to become the woman with the issue of blood.

We must learn how to press through the throng of people and prayers that surround our Lord, we must learn to touch Him ourselves. 

All who touched Him, were made whole.

We should no longer wait by the pool for the Angels, to move the water.  No longer should we cry out… “Jesus touch me.  Jesus hear me.  Jesus meet my need.”


This is a Spiritual Truth.  

If we just learn to Touch Him,  His Word, His Promises, His Will….  become life and truth to whosoever will,  learn to practice the presence of God.

The first step is to learn the lesson of the Lords prayer.  

The first step in getting the attention of God, is true Praise, Adoration, Worship.

Start your prayers with acknowledgement of His Majesty, That His Word is Life, That He IS the great I AM.

He alone is worthy of all Glory, Honor and Praise.  He alone is Worthy, He was slain from the foundation, He gave His life for ME.


I Worship You, I Love You, I Need You.  You alone are my help, You alone are my supply,  You alone are Worthy of my love and trust.

As we learn to express our Love, and Trust in the Lord…  we will begin to experience the peace that passes understanding, the joy unspeakable and full of Glory.

We will not have to recite our worries and cares.  He knows them and answers before we ask.

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalm 50:15)

Isaiah 65:24
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Please Saints take this first step to touching the Lord.  



Let’s forget about ourselves and concentrate on Him, and Worship Him.


We will soon learn to touch Him and receive the desires of our hearts.

Day 65, 2017:  Living in Gods courtyard:  theunfetteredpreacher 

Psalm 65:1-4
King James Version (KJV)

   “Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
   O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
   Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
   Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

This Psalm has been very special to me since I first understood it’s scope and meaning in my life.

It starts with Praise.

I am in a little UMC, playing piano, (mostly a multitude of Hymns).  That are meaningful to the Pastor and congregation. 

My problem,  complaint, even dissatisfaction lies in the belief that you cannot forget about yourself and focus on being one, with God.  

If you are forever reading the next word you are to sing.  

This is why I prefer short, Praise Songs, mostly Scriptures put to music.

They are God’s word, sung in Praise.  They become part of us, live in our hearts.  Bring comfort, peace and joy to our lives as we sing.

They lead us to that moment of connection, that time of silent knowing, experiencing, recognizing, the presence of God.


That just isn’t happening with what we are singing.

It leads to Prayer.

When we truly learn to Praise and Worship, we bring ourselves to a voluntary humility, a place of recognition and subjection to God.

We Recognize our sin, followed by  Repentance.

A place where He hears our Prayers.

It then leads to forgiveness.

We can then be cleansed of our sins, forgiven, become blameless in the beloved.

This is when God chooses to draw us closer.

He calls us to dwell in His courts, to rely on His strength, love and provision. 

This is when He for a truth, becomes, “Our Lord and Shepherd.”

This is when and where we “Shall not want“.

Psalms 23, becomes reality,  not just a prayer.

I leave you with the Amplified Bible Version of these Scriptures.   I  pray we all take them for our own.

Psalm 65:1-4
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
Psalm 65
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A song.
  “To You belongs silence (the submissive wonder of reverence which bursts forth into praise) and praise is due and fitting to You, O God, in Zion; and to You shall the vow be performed.
   O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all flesh come.
   Iniquities and much varied guilt prevail against me; [yet] as for our transgressions, You forgive and purge them away [make atonement for them and cover them out of Your sight]!
   Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple

 Oh Lord, 

Hear my prayer.


Tales of my father 10:  theunfetteredpreacher 

It always amazes me when thoughts long forgotten, return so vividly to mind. 

We had gone out for dinner, Mom, Dad, myself, an Aunt and Uncle, to an Italian place in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. 

My family had never been there, my Aunt and Uncle,  thought it was the cats meow.  

I was probably about 10, bored and into checking everything out.

After wondering around for awhile.  I checked out the mens room.  Before I could finish my business.  Two older boys came in and while standing behind me, pulled out a knife.

I finished, turned around, and nearly needed the throne.  I walked by them, pulled on the door to leave, and they kicked the door shut.

Yep, the throne would have been appropriate.   Nothing was said.

I once again reached for the door. Bang, slammed shut again.  Oh boy, what fun.

Suddenly,  the door flew open and this big man in a wife beater,  stood in the door. 

“Is everything alright? ”  

“Yes Dad, sure.”  As I ran out the door.  I found my Dad and he ran into that bathroom but the kids were long gone.

I don’t know if we stayed to eat,  but, I do know we never returned.

That was the day I learned, never leave home without a knife.

On another occasion we had left a cookout and saw a house that had burned down.  Someone my parents knew, and they talked about whether insurance would replace and how glad they were no one was hurt.

Somehow, Dad got off on a tangent, talking of someone else, who had slipped on the ice at another friends house.

He was incensed,  that they sued the homeowners.   He though these things should be settled like men.   A law suit, was un-forgivable.   

Many years latter, more than 50, I experienced this.

When I was at a friend’s business a few years ago at Christmas time… I was rushing, tripped and broke my top plate.  (False teeth).

My friend was horrified… gave me money to get them repaired. After they were fixed, I went to thank her, after all it was my fault.

She thanked me for not suing her.  

The thought never entered my mind…   I was so surprised and pleased, she paid to fix the teeth, when I felt she was too kind.

Like I said, memories,  how the little things we say and do effect others.

I had a Nephew,  quite a few years younger then I.   The example he saw in my life, (as a teenager), has brought me great shame and sadness. 

If when I was young and stupid, I had not been so stupid…. it would have been nice.

Well, what can you do?  Hope you enjoyed.

Breaking News:  theunfetteredpreacher 

Breaking News for all Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists and all Denominational Christianity.

Peter, was not a Catholic.

Martin Luther was not a Lutheran.

John the Baptist, was not a Baptist.

John Wesley, was not a Methodist.


They were all followers of Christ.  It was those who followed them, that have screwed up, and split up, the Christian Church. 

If you wish to follow Christ, we must, read His Word, Know His Word, Obey His Word.

Recognizing that these men of God, Holy, Powerful, Leaders, of their  times, did not have or understand  the whole council of God.  

The Lords reveals Himself to those who seek Him.  As we understood salvation individually, so is it with the rest of His Word.

Revelation is available to whosoever will accept it, obey it, and walk with Him.

Psalm 27:8
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”

As Christians, we need to follow Christ, seek Christ, love Christ Jesus, above our Church building, above our Denomination, above our Pastor.

It is He who saves us, supplies our needs,  comforts and heals us.   

Seek Jesus.  Find everything important, everlasting, and meaningful . 


Church Prayer 3: theunfetteredpreacher

This is my third attempt to write a prayer that helps our church to go forward with the Lord.

We are sorely tied to the anchor of the past, with little desire for change.  Even if that means the death of this body of believers . 

Lord, hear my prayer.

Father God I desire that we, your people, might be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That we might walk worthy of You, unto all that is pleasing, that we might be fruitful in every good work, and increase in our knowledge of You;

Strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Lord, that Your joy, would be our strength, Your peace, our constant companion, Your love our motivation.

Help us Lord to be perfect, to be of good comfort, to be of one mind, to live in peace; so then, we will know, the God of love, and peace is with us.

Lord, we ourselves were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 

Forgive us Lord, I  pray.

Lord, we pray, that Your word, may have free course, and be glorified, in us, freeing us from our carnal self, to help us to love and care for one another.

We thank you Lord, for opening the doors of our hearts, that we would welcome and accept, new members, new ideas, and new ways to worship You.

Lord, that we might experience a mighty move of Your love and grace.

We thank you Jesus, for the Holy Spirit, who guides, directs, comforts, teaches and leads to Your truth.

Help us to see, consider, understand and believe Your Word.


Prayer for building of Church 2: theunfetteredpreacher

Father God, I love You and ask that You hear and grant my plea.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Help us Lord, to put on the armour of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Help us to speak boldly, as we ought to speak. May Your Holy Spirit guide, direct and protect us, to accomplish the work of Your will, as we take Your Yoke upon us.
Lord, You would have all men to come to the knowledge of Your love and grace.

Give us the boldness to speak, may Your Spirit go before us to soften the hearts and open the minds, of whosoever will seek Your face.

Jesus, help us to build Your Body, that the lost could be saved, that You would comfort the brokenhearted, and heal the sick.

May we put aside, our carnal desires, our petty selfishness, our need to be noticed, so that You would be glorified.

Lord, use us to build Your Kingdom.

Thank You for this beautiful facility, please fill us with Your Spirit, that this building would be filled and used for Your Glory.

You alone Lord, are worthy of all glory, honor and praise. Lord, help us to worship.


The Battle is Over:  theunfetteredpreacher 

Some have noticed and been vocal of my continued posts on the need of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit . 

I believe that burden, has been lifted.  

I was sure the Lord sent me to this little UMC, to play the piano, and to explain the need for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, to the Pastor and eventually to the flock.

He said he believed; ” I f the Lord wanted him to walk in the Gifts  of the Spirit, he would have them already . 

After all, without the Spirit, he never would have been saved.”

I am disappointed that he never studied the scriptures  I laid out before him.  He never gave me scripture in rebuttal.

Just refused the Gifts of God.

I continue to pray the Lord bless and keep him. That the eyes of his understanding be opened and he would receive the Holy Spirit, and walk in the love and power of God.

Father, I am sorry, I couldn’t convey Your truth to my brother.  please send a more effective messenger of Your Love.   Amen

Biblical Prayer for Our Churches health: theunfetteredpreacher

Our Pastor just left our Church.  I  lift him and his family up ,  that God will direct, send, and protect them.

That they will find the Lords perfect place to receive, themselves, and to minister  to others the Lords love.   

A Godly man, a loving man, a man that will be missed.

I have stolen some Biblical prayers to give to the congregation, to pray for growth of the Lords body in our little corner of the world.

Your are welcome to use any part of it to pray for your church or ours.  Comments are always welcome . 

Thanks for visiting . 

Lord, we love you and come to You now to remind You, that we are Your people, the sheep of Your pasture.

You promised us in Psalm 23, that You are our Shepherd and we shall not want.

Well Lord, I am sorry, but this body of believers, is in want. We remember when the pews of this building were packed with souls that loved You.

We remember the Spirit being alive, and it was exciting to learn of and to walk with You.

So knowing that it is Your Word that You honor, I borrow from Your Word to pray, for Your Church. (Snippets from Ephesians).

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Since You hath chosen us in Christ,
before the foundation of the world, (I ask You to help us Lord, to learn to be holy, without blame, to be acceptable, to You).

You have made known unto us the mystery of Your will, according to Your good pleasure which You hath purposed in Yourself:

Wherefore I cease not to give thanks for (our Church body), making mention of them in my prayers;

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto us, the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

That the eyes of our understanding be enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of our calling, and what the riches of the glory, of our inheritance is, in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of Your power to us who believe, according to the working of Your mighty power, for by grace are we saved through faith; and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

We are Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

That he would grant us, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; that we, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fulness of God.

That we grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

We let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from us, with all malice:

And being kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven us.”

Lord, change our hearts and minds, help us to lift you up, so that You can draw all men to Yourself.

Let Your Spirit, guide, teach and direct us, into Your perfect will. Help us to be obedient, loving children, to build Your Body, Your Church.

We thank You, for this beautiful building. We ask You to build Your body, to use us, for Your glory.


The Ministry Years: – Opened eyes, today’s revelation – 1st Miracle – theunfetteredpreacher 

I have read, known, believed and loved the Word of God for well over 30 years.

All  this time, the ministry years of Jesus, have been exciting reading, but somewhat confusing.

I would see the same stories repeated book after book.  That’s nice, but are they are in a different order, or have different details?

My mind did not comprehend.

I have been teaching Old Testament, on Wednesday nights to a small group in our Church,  (8 to 12 folks),  for several years.

A couple of chapters a week, from Genesis through  Kings.  ( to show Jesus, through out).

I decided it was time to look directly at Jesus.

Since they hear of the birth and death of Jesus every year, and unfortunately not much of His ministry,  I decided to do a Harmony of the Gospels teaching.  

We are using Mark as our anchor.  Last week we made it through His Baptism and 40 days of temptation.   

A realization, a revelation, my  eyes were  opened,  events, did not occur in the order I had always assumed.   (We must back up, and fill in information from John).

Tonight, I am going to set the time line of events, from the Baptism, (Jesus, receiving the Holy Spirit). To the wilderness, Andrew, seeing Jesus, bringing Peter to meet Jesus, to the wedding, (Water to Wine the first miracle).

It was after this Miracles, that the Disciples believed on Him.

Passover ,  cleansing of the Temple,  they ask for a sign?  Tear down, 3 days….  Alluding to the death and resurrection .

Many believed, when they saw the miracles He did, He did not call them to follow Him.  “Because He knew what was in all men“.

He then met Nicodemus.  You must be born again.

Men loved darkness, rather then the light.

He came to Judaea, Desciples baptized unto repentance.  John the Baptist  was elsewhere, Baptizing, not yet imprisoned. (John explained).

He must increase, I must decrease“.

John: 3. 34-6

For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.  The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.   He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

The Samaritan woman and the water of life.  The first missionary. 

John: 4. 24.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
The second miracle, the healing of the Noblemans son.  

John: 4. 48.

Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.”

Accept you come, my son will die.  He believed, and it was so, in the same hour.

John is imprisoned at this time. (Mark 1:14,15, Matthew 4:12-17, Luke 4:14-15, John 4:3,43,45).

On way to Galilee He passed through Nazareth, Luke 4:14-30.  

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me . ”   

Isaiah 61:1
Names of God Bible (NOG)
The Lord Will Anoint His Servant with His Spirit

The Ruach (spirit)of Adonay (supreme ruler) Yahweh (Father) is with me
because Yahweh (the Father) has anointed me
to deliver good news to humble people.
He has sent me
to heal those who are brokenhearted,
to announce that captives will be set free
and prisoners will be released

He has sent me to announce the year of Yahweh’s good will
and the day of our Elohim’s (God’s, the Creator, Supreme Ruler) vengeance,
to comfort all those who grieve

He was rejected at Nazareth , went to Capernaum. Matthew  4.  Repent the Kingdom of God is at hand.

He there called the Desciples.

Who am I, O Lord? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Have you ever had occasion, to ask the Lord: “Who am I?” 

Moses asked that question when the Lord sent him to the Hebrews and Pharaoh.  Moses tried to change the Lords mind by reminding Him who he was.

I am just a shepard Lord, I don’t speak well, I am nobody, why would they listen to me?   I am not worthy, O Lord.  Send someone else.


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