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?

Or,

Am I that straw?

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

Do I go or do I stay?

Unity of Father, Son and Believers – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station | theunfetteredpreacher

https://theunfetteredpreacher.com/2015/11/23/unity-of-father-son-and-believers-the-fix-it-shop-filling-station/

An older post revisited.

Jesus prays for us

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.

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