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

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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: He was despised – video – theunfetteredpreacher

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This is the one song, I wrote and remember. We were on the road, (“The Able Messengers”), set to visit a mens and a womans prisons.

I used to be able to sing it… not so much anymore… lol

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

Isaiah: 53:2-6. (Not in order) lol

“we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He is despised and rejected of men;

a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him;

there is no beauty that we should desire him.

“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

The Ministry Years: Miracle 35 – – theunfetteredpreacher

Luke 13:10-17 (KJV)

Another working on the Sabbath Miracle.

Jesus, teaching in the Synagogue recognized, a woman with a spirit of infirmity for 18 years.

This was a Word of Knowledge, given to Him by the Holy Spirit.

He saw her, called her to Him, spoke healing to her, and laid hands on her.

The Gifts of Healing, was employed.

Immediately she was healed, and she glorified God.

This is how the Gifts of the Spirit should work.

Instead of desiring the best gifts, we discuss healing on the Sabbath.

Jesus plainly told them, there is never a wrong time, to do good.

His adversaries were ashamed, all others rejoiced, when His power is revealed.

Saints, when the Spirit if God is present in a man, a Church, a congregation…. Great Multitudes will gather, healings will occur.

Signs and Wonders will be seen following the Anointed of God.

We have many Preachers and Teachers, doing their best to share the Gospel, and bring people into the Kingdom.

There are few, who have pushed through into the Holy of Holies.

We love them, if they are Billy Graham or Beth Moore, or someone else from a major Denomination.

We call them charlatans, or false teachers, if they teach prosperity, healing, miracles.

We must learn to read and teach the Full Council of God.

The Word has almost 100 verses, that tell us God would have those who love Him to prosper.

Verses that explain, He wants good things, for those who love and obey Him.

Granted, He also lets us know, we will be persecuted, we will suffer, loss, troubles, and problems.

Whether it is chastisement from the Lord, testing He allows, (like Job), or we are sowing what we have reaped.

We need to live the Full Council of God.

He would have us victorious, for the Lord, in our lives.

Luke 13:10-17 (KJV)

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

Boiled Bacon 3: theunfetteredpreacher

What boils my bacon?

Our Congress.

Hired to do the work, of repealing Obama Care, Buildingthe Wall and fixing our Tax structure.

What do we receive?

Nothing.

What boils my bacon?

Adult people, people over 21. Voters… that do not accept an election held 8 months ago.

It is over, gripe all you want, (to each other), I do not care to listen to you cry babies.

We put up with ‘O’s destruction of our standing in the world, the decimation of racial harmony, the disrespect of our police and service people.

Enough already.

What boils my bacon?

People who don’t accept themselves as God created them. You are born a boy or girl. There are not 58 choices. Grow up.

That’s enough for today.

Thanks

The Miracle Years: – Matthew Called – Miracle 4: theunfetteredpreacher

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The Miracle of the Gifts of the Spirit. Video

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New written post:  More information on video.

Mark 2:13-17. Matthew 9:9-1 Luke 5:27-32

Was it a Miracle?  Why would I include the calling of Matthew with the Miracles of Jesus?

Because it is one of the many examples in the Bible of the use of the Gifts of the Spirit. Jesus, demonstrates the Gifts, that the Spirit gives to those who believe.
We see many examples in both the Old and New Testament.

We see John the Baptist proclaiming Christ as Savior, as Jesus returned from the Temptation in the desert.
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
He explains how he knows Him.
I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, (God the Father), the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.”
He could only know this by receiving a Word of Knowledge from God. We see this Gift of the Spirit, again, when Andrew introduced Jesus to Peter.
And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
Jesus displayed a Word of Knowledge, knowing Peter, and a Word of Wisdom. He would become strong in the Lord, He knew the end at the beginning.
Peter would be a steadfast leader.
The next day again a Word of Knowledge, and the Discerning of Spitits, in the calling of Phillip, and Nathanael, He knew the condition of their hearts.
We have no record, that He had ever seen these two men before, yet He called them and they followed.
He even gave Nathanael, a personal, Word of Knowledge. (I saw you under the fig tree).
These men, were with Him, when He turned water to wine.

John: 2. 11.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
It was the manifestation of His glory, the Miracle that caused the Disciples to believe on Him.
Did He invite all who believed to follow Him. No.
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”
Here He displayed the Gift of Discerning of Spirits.
I have heard Pastors say, Jesus could do these things, because they were a God thing.
That is the truth. It is God thing, that was passed on to believers by the Holy Spirit, Gifts available to those who believe.
Gifts we receive when Baptized with the Holy Spirit. We must ask, for the Gift needed at the time of need.
Faith, Healings, Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge, Discerning of Spirits, Miracles, the Gift of Faith. These Gifts are available to all who believe.
So much of the Church, because of the Gift of Tongues and interpretation, shy away from studying and growing in the Gifts.

 

Faith, Healings, Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge, Discerning of Spirits, Miracles, the Gift of Faith. These Gifts are available to all who believe.
So much of the Church, because of the Gift of Tongues and interpretation, shy away from studying and growing in the Gifts.
WE SHOULD NOT THROW OUT 7 OF THE 9 GIFTS, BECAUSE WE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE, BETWEEN OUR PRAYER LANGUAGE AND TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION.
Jesus came for sinners. He promised us Power to draw all men to Him. The Gifts of the Spirit, are the bricks, we should use to build His Church.

Mark 2:13-17  (KJV)
13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:9-13  (KJV)
9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:27-32  (KJV)
27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Sin is an Urge: Bill Hitchcock

Another great word from Bill Hitchcock…

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Sin Is An Urge

Jesus told the woman caught in the act of adultery, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11). Go and sin no more is a guiding principle of the Christian religion. But have you ever stopped and really thought what sin was? After all, how can you stop doing something if you don’t have a clear picture of what “it” is?

Sin is an urge, a strong desire to go against the will of God and to act upon that urge. So sin has two sides to it, the urge and then the action. The Christian battle is with the urge to sin. It’s called temptation. As long as we stay in the fight with temptation then God will strengthen us and guide us to victory. But if we lose faith in God and His abilities we will lose the fight. We fall or transgress from the urge to the action and committal of sin. We now have yielded our self over to that sin. Jesus said, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” (John 8:34)

“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” (Romans 6:12).

Once we have acted upon the urge to sin, we give up on God and yield to whatever sin it was. That sin now has dominion over our soul and body.

Sin is like alcoholism. The alcoholic is controlled and owned by alcohol. He has yielded himself to it completely. He knows it is bad but when he tries to quit the addiction draws him back in with strong cravings. All sin acts in the same fashion.

So what do we do once we realize that we are in complete darkness of sin?
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:5-9).

God is the light. If we repent of our sins He will cleanse us of all darkness and sin. He certainly will cleanse us for he does not want anyone to die and sin kills!

“For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.” (Ezekiel 18:32).

Once cleansed we must resume the fight of temptation with the sin we were just freed from. The only way to do that is: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” (Proverbs 3:5-8).

But we must be very careful to never fall again for the second fall is usually much worse than the first. Jesus warned the man who had been healed of an infirmity of 38 years, “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” (John 5:14)

Jesus died on the cross so we would have the ability to fight, fall, repent and fight temptation again. Never think it is too late. It isn’t. Don’t let sin reign in your body. Rid yourself of the darkness within.

Repent! Trust in God and live!

Bill Hitchcock

Worship Wednesday:  Video- Isaiah 55:12

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The Trees of the field:

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

Isaiah: 55:12
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”