The Happy Pilgrims: theunfetteredpreacher

The Happy Pilgrims. They should be dancing. The Turkey, not so much, he’s not sure why he was invited for dinner.

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The Short of it: theunfetteredpreacher

The Short of it:

The long of it is that all I seem to do is sleep

Tests on going to see if something is wrong, or I am just incredibly lazy.

The short of it is, I read the Word, and nothing speaks to me. So I have nothing to share. Please keep me in prayer.

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Todays pet peeve!!! The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

When speaking to a fellow Christian about the wonderful things of God.


They talk about what their church is doing.


It’s all about Jesus.

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But because the Lord loved you: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Deuteronomy 7:8a
But because the Lord loved you,” 

A simple truth.


He sent His Son, not to condemn, but to save the world.

A simple truth.

We are called to share with a lost and dying world.

A simple truth.

Jesus and His love.


Any Questions?

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Why Neglected Caroline and The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station?

When we moved to North Carolina, (USA), in 1985, I was amazed at all the buildings that were sitting empty and falling apart.  I thought I should do a coffee table book, and have a huge NC on the cover but instead of North Carolina, it would stand for Neglected Caroline.

I bought a Tab 3 last year.  Suddenly I had a camera with me and started shooting.  I also was able to start writing. (Spell check ).  So a blog was born.

Why Neglected Caroline and The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station?

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Forget Not: Part 1. Moses final warnings:

The last book of the Law,  Deuteronomy is the record of Moses final 4 addresses to the Hebrew children.  Like the Lord,  Moses knew people are stubborn, rebellious,  stiffnecked and forgetful.

So he reminded them of eight different lessons learned in 40 years of wondering in the desert.   We need to remember them also.

1.  Forget Not:   Deuteronomy 4:9-10
“Take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:”

It is an incredible experience to be chosen by God, we have seen the Grace of God, (Salvation), first hand.  We need to remember the great things He has done and is doing in our lives.  We must keep them in our hearts.  We keep our souls by the renewing of our minds. (reading the Word).

Like the first generation of those who entered the promised land,  we have not witnessed the plagues the Lord laid upon Egypt but we all have personal stories of His forgiveness, mercy, love, peace, healings.

When we focus on what God has brought us through,  do not replay how terrible it was before but how wonderful it is now, that I have a comforter, teacher, healer, Savior,  King.

The horror stories of our BC years are not so different from everyone else’s.   We were all lost, alone, abused, abandoned and needful of God and His forgiveness.

What people need to hear about is Gods Grace and Love today.

“teach them thy sons,  Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.”

People hear the Words of God today by the life we lead, the Love we share in financial, physical or spiritual help. (prayer)   Teach them the reverential fear of the Lord.

People will hear the call of God, if we learn to walk with God.

Acts 22:14-15
” The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.  For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.”


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Have you been tested and tried?

We all have dreams, ambitions,  desires.

Joseph had a dream that his father and brothers would  bow down to him.  He was already daddy’s favorite, he had received a special coat.  Jelousy abounds.

His brothers sold him into slavery,  he was wrongly accused of rape, he was forgotten in prison.

He interpreted dreams, he stood before the Pharaoh,  he was made ruler over all, second only to Pharaoh. 

His brothers bowed down to him, he saved them and his father from famine.

It is quite the story.   Psalm 105:19 says this:

“Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.”

Joseph knew his dream was true.  It took years to be fulfilled.   That word tried his faith, trust, peace, joy, his very being, until it was fulfilled.

If you are waiting on a promise of the Lord, rest assured that the His Word is true. 

He watches over His Word to proform it.   God is not a man, that He should lie.  ” the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. “

Is your heart, a heart that is perfect toward Him? 

We must believe:

“He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. “

He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” 

We must:

” Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; (troubles ),  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

Like Job and so many heroes of our faith,  we must wait on the promise, we must, know our redeemer lives.

Have faith in God. Be faithful in God.  For this time of testing,  will came to pass.  We will see the promise of the Lord.

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Teach us to pray

Matthew 6:9-13
King James Version (KJV)
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

This morning as we repeated this prayer, which is beautiful and given to us by Jesus Himself.   For the who knows how many times, it breaks my heart that we pray it by rote.

Not understanding He was teaching us how to pray, not a prayer.  Paul also teaches us in Philippians 4:6:
King James Version (KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  (praise, requests, thanksgiving)

As our Lord taught:
Our Father which art in heaven,

First comes acknowledgement of where the Father is:
Above us, bigger, more powerful, the One in control.

Secondly, praise:
Hallowed be thy name. 
Hallowed means:
to render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is from the Saxon, and properly means “to make holy.” The name of God is “hallowed”, i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9).  Easton’s Bible Dictionary

To realize and proclaim His Majesty,  magnify His Holiness,  Righteousness,  Worthiness. …shout to the Lord……let Him know your love.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Third:  Acknowledge it is His will not ours that we want for our lives and allow Him to mold and make us into His image.

Give us this day our daily bread. 

Forth:  We have gotten the Fathers attention:
Now we remind Him of our needs.
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.

Fifth,  Forgiveness:

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

We ask for forgiveness and remind Him we have forgiven those who have used us wrongly.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

The Lord alows us to be tested,  so we can prove our love and faithfulness,  He will deliver,  if we turn to Him.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

We end with more praise and thanksgiving, the acknowledgement of His Supreme Authority and Worth.

It is great that we know this prayer but more importantly that we know how and what to pray.

Lord teach us to pray.

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help for the Holy life

Colossians 3:5,8

I do not know about you but sometimes I can be confused so I’ve in listed a few Websters definitions to help clarify how we are to live a holy life.

Colossians 3:5

King James Version (KJV)

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Mortify: mor·ti·fy\ˈmȯr-tə-ˌfī\
1 : to destroy the strength, vitality, or functioning of
2 : to subdue or deaden (as the body or bodily appetites) especially by abstinence or self-inflicted pain or discomfort

Fornication:  for·ni·ca·tion\ˌfȯr-nə-ˈkā-shən\
: consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other — compare adultery

Ÿ 1 : morally or spiritually impure
Ÿ 2 : infected with a harmful supernatural contagion; also : prohibited by ritual law for use or contact
Ÿ 3 : dirty, filthy

Inordinate:  in·or·di·nate\in-ˈȯr-dən-ət, -ˈȯrd-nət\
Ÿ : going beyond what is usual, normal, or proper
Ÿ 1 archaic : disorderly, unregulated
Ÿ 2 : exceeding reasonable limits : immoderate

Affection:  af·fec·tion\ə-ˈfek-shən\
Ÿ : a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something
Ÿ : feelings of love :  a person’s romantic feelings

evil\ˈē-vəl, British often & US also ˈē-(ˌ)vil\
Ÿ : morally bad
Ÿ : causing harm or injury to someone
Ÿ 1 a : morally reprehensible : sinful, wicked
Ÿ b : arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct

Concupiscence:  con·cu·pis·cence\kän-ˈkyü-pə-sən(t)s, kən-\
Ÿ : strong desire; especially : sexual desire

Ÿ : feeling or showing a very strong desire for something that you do not have and especially for something that belongs to someone else
Ÿ 1 : marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another’s possessions
Ÿ 2 : having a craving for possession

Idolatry:     idol·a·try\-trē\
1 : the worship of a physical object as a god
2 : immoderate attachment or devotion to something
Colossians 3:8-9 King James Version (KJV)
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Anger:  anger
: a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed because of something wrong or bad : the feeling that makes someone want to hurt other people, to shout, etc. : the feeling of being angry
1 : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
2 : rage

Wrath:  wrath\ˈrath, chiefly British ˈrȯth\
: extreme anger
1 : strong vengeful anger or indignation
2 : retributory punishment for an offense or a crime : divine chastisement

Malice:  mal·ice\ˈma-ləs?
Ÿ 1 : desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another
Ÿ 2 : intent to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse

Blasphemy:  blas·phe·my\ˈblas-fə-mē\
Ÿ : great disrespect shown to God or to something holy
Ÿ : something said or done that is disrespectful to God or to something holy
Ÿ 1 a : the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God

Filthy:  filthy\ˈfil-thēy
: very offensive or disgusting and usually about sex
: very evil : morally wrong
1 : covered with, containing, or characterized by filth
2 a : underhand, vile
b : obscene

Communications:  com·mu·ni·ca·tion\kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən\
: the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else
: a message that is given to someone : a letter, telephone call, etc.
: the ways of sending information to people by using technology

Lie:  lie\ˈlī\
1 : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
2 : to create a false or misleading impression













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that they may not understand

These were Gods words when He came down to see the city and tower the people were building.
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King Saul and Samson – men of God? Nope

When we think of these two men,  who were used mightily by the Lord.  It is natural to think of them as Godly men.   After all one was the first King of Israel, who led them to many victories   and the other was one of   Israels  most famous Judges, who did many mighty exploits.

They were not Mighty Men of God but men God used mightily.    Let me explain:

Samson s parents were approached by an angel of the Lord,  told though barren, they would have a child.  A Nazarene,  don’t ever cut his hair, eat only special food and drink.   They were obedient,  the child grew, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he did mighty exploits.   He delivered Israel from many enemies.

Then we have King Saul,   made the first King of Israel because of his hight and looks.  Anointed of the Lord who made him a new man, while God gave him a new heart.  He led Israel to many victories.

You might ask, why are these not great men of God then?

Neither of these men had a real personal relationship with the Lord and did not realize when the Spirit of the Lord left them.   Their concerns were being dissed and revenge.

When we study the life of David, we find a man after Gods heart.   Who when confronted with his sin,  cried out:  “Take not your Holy Spirit away from me.”

A truly Godly man knows and fears grieving the Spirit.  He is quick to repent and longs for the fellowship of the Lord.


II The True Church


The true Church is first:

◆   Built on the revelation knowledge that Jesus is the only       begotten Son of God, He is alive and well today and sits at the right hand of the Father.

◇   We are saved by His blood and grace

What is the purpose of the Church?

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Christian,  who can you trust?


A nameless Man of God, (MOG), Only mentioned in one chapter of the Bible is our subject today.   He appeared in 1 Kings 13.


God sent him from the tribe of Judah to speak with the King of Israel,  Jeroboam: whose name means “he that opposes the people. ” or one who leads his people to sin. Continue reading

Why do you believe in Salvation? 


Romans 10:9

King James Version (KJV)

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.


This Scripture is the cornerstone of our Salvation. We believe Jesus was a virgin born, God/man, who lived a sinless life.  Died on a cross for our sins, buried and three days later rose from the dead.  Is in heaven now at the right hand of the Father. Through Jesus the Father finds us guiltless and sons of God.


It is no wonder the non-believers think we have a few screws loose.  After all didn’t Paul himself tel Continue reading

6. Concerning Spiritual Gifts

In this section,  I will be giving a lot of scriptures. …
For to one is given by the Spirit discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.

For the best example of discerning of Spirits, we need to look at King Saul. ..

He couldn’t decern but those around him could.

1 Samuel 16:14  King James Version (KJV)
But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

1 Samuel 16:15  King James Version (KJV)
And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

1 Samuel 19:20. King James Version (KJV)
And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

1 Samuel 28:3. King James Version (KJV)
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5. Concerning Spiritual Gifts.,

brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

For to one is given by the Spirit, prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:


13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

The gifts where we speak;  Lord help me are the scariest gifts to work.  Perhaps it is a lack of faith on my part.  I love to preach the Word of God, share the promises o f God but jump out there to say thus says the Lord; interpret tongues.

I just don’t think the Spirit has annointed me in this area.  I am more than confident to proclaim the truth of His written word but the other is a limb that scares me.

Definition of Prophesy and Prophets:


The ordinary Hebrew word for prophet is nabi, derived from a verb signifying “to bubble forth” like a fountain; hence the word means one who announces or pours forth the declarations of God. The English word comes from the Greek p Continue reading