I can’t get no-oo, satisfaction: theunfetteredpreacher

I can’t get no-oo, satisfaction, and I try, and I try, and I try, and I try…. I CAN’T GET NO, …..

The Rolling Stones, we all sang along…

We never found Satisfaction. We are still seeking, hoping, and wondering, if it can be found.

So many of us, are not satisfied, even today.

We don’t have enough, money, a big enough TV, a nice enough car, or a big enough house, pool, pet, ect…

We all want more. (Please sir, may I have more?) [Oliver].

Whether rich or poor. We are never satisfied.

The Disciples, (when told to feed the 4,000), said: How can we satisfy so many?

The Bible warns us “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.” (Ecclesiastes 1:8)

The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, the pride of life.” (1 John 2:16)

These are the things of this world, they are the cause, of all sin. We need to look beyond this world.

So many, because of Harvey and this weekend, Irma. Have or will lose everything.

Yet, others I know and love, in the last few weeks, have lost a piece of their hearts, their own flesh and blood.

Unrelated, to the Natural or National Disasters.

I cannot imagine the pain and frustration of any of these loses.

It rains on the just, as it rains on the wicked.

The just have a great advantage. The availability of the Mercy and Grace of God.

The pain is still real, the grief, the lack of understanding, of the whys and wherefores.

The tearing apart of our hearts.

Yet, comfort can be found.

Psalm 116:3-7 (KJV)

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.”

There will be rest and peace, after the mourning, the pain will subside, hope will return, “weeping may endure through the night, but joy commeth in the morning.

The Lord will comfort and keep you through the darkest hours. The light of day shall awaken you, to His love and grace.

Lord, I pray for those who have lost, all but hope, the last few weeks.

Only You, Lord, are able to comfort and restore, that which they have lost.

Whether it is in this physical world or in the spiritual.

You alone, Oh Lord, are our hope and future. Help us, as we call on Your Name.

Let those who trust on You, fear not, and only believe. Amen

The Ministry Years: -41st Miracle – The Resurrected Christ – theunfetteredpreacher

The women who had “departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

Had left Mary Magdalene behind weeping.

She was rewarded by seeing the Risen, not yet Resurrected Jesus. She could not touch Him, yet before the others could get to town.

He had traveled to heaven:

Psalm 2:7 (KJV)

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Acts 13:33
God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.”

Hebrews 1:5
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

Hebrews 4:7-11 (KJV)

Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

Hebrews 5:5
So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

1 John 4:9
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”

When Christ completed His mission, to die for our sins. When He returned to the Father, He received His Resurrected Body and became, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON.

It was after this, He met the women fleeing to town, to announce His Resurrection.

They were able to touch Him. “As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

The only begotten Son, had completed His task, the world through Him could be Saved.

As you read on, we find the lies begin.

Matthew 28:1-15 (KJV)
“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.
And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.”

The Ministry Years: – 40th Miracle – the risen Christ- theunfetteredpreacher

The Risen Christ, not yet Resurrected, not yet in His Glorified Body, appeared first to Mary Magdalene.

A women, that He had cast out seven devils.

How is it possible that she was the one and only who saw Jesus, alive, yet before ascending to the Father and being Glorified?

“saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.”

Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

We have seen her many times (12), in the Gospels.

She was special, the others with her, had left, she stayed in tears.

Like John, the Disciple that rested on Jesus’s breast, and was the only Disciple to die a natural death.

Mary Magdalene, was Special for her love.

Please do not misunderstand, all the Disciples loved the Lord, and the Lord loved them all.

Somehow, both John and Mary, had found the Holy of Holies, the special place, the secret place, under the shadow of His wings.

They found the place of rest, that remains for all who love Him.

Oh Lord, help me to find and enter into the Secret Place, the place where I will see, (Psalms 91), “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

The Secret Place, Lord, I long to live there. Amen

Mark 16:9-11 (KJV)

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

John 20:11-18 (KJV)

But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?

She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?

She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Praise Friday: 8/18/17 – Romans 8:35:  theunfetteredpreacher 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmgp196q47ih8gm/2017-07-14%2007.50.08.mp4?dl=0

Romans: 8. 35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? – Bible Offline

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.”
― Thelonious Monk
Not quite 2 minutes of song.

Thursday Special: Rise Again – video – theunfetteredpreacher

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jbb1j9bagtvermf/2017-07-26%2017.35.21.mp4?dl=0

An oldie I love.

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.”
― Thelonious Monk

Worship Wednesday: 8/16/17 – Psalm 37:3-4:  theunfetteredpreacher 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0whdv1d7l83yl7g/2017-07-13%2022.29.57.mp4?dl=0

Psalm: 37. 23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. – Bible Offline

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.”
― Thelonious Monk
Not quite 2 minutes of song.

The Song: theunfetteredpreacher

No this is not about the Song of Solomon.

It’s not really even a song. It is a lament, a cry, a stirring of the soul.

A dirge.

Sorrowful, yet empty,

painful, yet pure.

A groaning, that cannot be uttered.

A desire that cannot be fulfilled.

A wound, that will not heal.

Dissatisfied, disappointed, disturbed, destroyed…. decimated.

Hope Lost, and Hopeless.

Yet; Understanding that, in Truth, I am:

FORGIVEN, I AM, BLAMELESS, MY SIN AND SHAME, IS AS FAR AWAY, AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST.

I AM COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB, I AM SAVED BY THE GREAT I AM.

The word of God, brings hope, that isn’t seen, causes faith to grow, opens the eyes of our understanding.

If Abram, at 75, began, his walk before the Lord, and became a friend of God.

If Moses, at 80, met the Trinity, walked in the ways of the Lord, and talked to the Lord, face to face like a man to a friend.

If Enoch, at 65, walked with God for 300 years, and was not, because God took him.

It is possible that Bill, at 64, in time, may be noticed and useful to God.

It is possible, a life has not been wasted.

The last, will be better then the first.

The future much brighter, than the past.

The Mountain, removed and the path made straight.

The Gospel of the Lord proclaimed, the lost, saved, the sick healed, the brokenhearted, comforted.

The Glory of our King Revealed.

My cry?

Come, Lord Jesus, Come.