If any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. theunfetteredpreacher

“We are all born ignorent, but it takes hard work to remain stupid.” Ben Franklin

Why do so many of us remain stupid? Oh, not that we know nothing, but that most of what we know, is meaningless, temperal, not eternal.

1 Corinthians 14: 38.

“But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

So many reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must set it before them, if they refuse it? They will remain ignorant.

Then we have those who have gladly accepted the Gospel, yet reject much of it, that they do not understand. These people remain stupid.

They have rejected the best of the Gospel. Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Oh, we know, we are the righteousness of God, (2 Corinthians 5:21), in Christ Jesus, we sing we have peace like a river, (Isaiah 66:12), but do we really experience joy in the Holy Ghost?

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 3, what true ministry should be. First, we must teach the New Covenant, it isn’t the Law that should guide us, but the Spirit.

We need to recognize His leading, council, and guidance.

Learn to walk in the Spirit, not the flesh, to put on the Spiritual as we take off the Natural.

Allow the Holy Spirit to write, God’s law on our hearts (Jer. 31:31–34; Heb. 8:8–12). The Holy Spirit will give us a love for God’s moral standards and the power to obey them. (Rom. 8:4; 1 Cor. 7:19)

We must, realize Christs blood makes us righteous, it is just like we never sinned, we are Justified, we are called to seperate ourselves out for His service, to become Sanctified.

This is started in our Salvation, but we must Transform and Renew our minds, by studying and obeying the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 3: 6. It is Jesus:

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

We have been delivered from our bodies of sin and death, and given the power to overcome temptations. The Power to become true children of God, able to walk in victory, even as it loooks like we are defeated.

Galatians 1: 4. It was Jesus:

“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

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I am Disappointed, Displeased and Disgusted: theunfetteredpreacher

I am Disappointed, Displeased, and Disgusted. In my youth, I desired to grow up to be an entertainer.

My favorites were Danny Thomas, Dick Van Dyke, and as I grew older Bob Hope, and Bill Cosby.

It is amazing, if you see them today, (on film or Netflix), or hear them on old audio tapes, they are still funny, patriotic, and family frendly.

(Cosby, was loved by all, till he spoke some conservative truths, he didn’t even turn in his liberal card, just agreed with some truth). Now hated, shunned, hated. SAD

You cannot find family frendly broadcast TV, anymore. Language, Sex, Perversions are all glorified.

Do not get me wrong.

I love sex as much as the next guy, at times I even swear like a sailor. (lol) Especially if I slam my hand in a door.

If I am just aggregated, and you are standing close, you would hear me muttering, in less than what polite society used to accept.

Perversions? Well in our world today, believing the Bible, as truth, globel warming a hoax, and respecting our Police, Military, and those in Authority is the new Perverse.

I was on FB, and saw a video meme from the onion, that looked like it might be funny.

It wasn’t, GD’s, FU’s, FThis, every other word in the first two minutes… I didn’t listen anymore.

Even funny written quotes, seem to need foul language.

Saints, as long as we allow it to continue, it will get worse. We need to stand up, and demand things must change.

We need to pray, that the Lord will bring Godly leaders into entertainment, sports, TV, Politics, local and beyond.

Lord Help!!! Please… Amen

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What does your Bible Say: theunfetteredpreacher

We all have persoal Bibles. Verses that we understand and hold on to. The part of the Word we accept, memorize, and rely on.

Lord help the man who disagrees with our interpretation.

It is said, that Thomas Jefferson, made his own Bible. By cutting out the verses he liked, and making his own.

I believe it, because, we see the very same thing today.

Denominations, have done much the same. They preach the Church Calendar, the Lectionary.

Making their own Bible, with the parts they like and understand. Condemning their flocks, to a limited knowledge of the Lord, and a powerless relegion.

A Ministry of little thought or prayer, and no revelation, (yet, they believe they have it all).

We end up with dry, and tasteless Worship Services. All ceremony, lacking substance, light and life.

Reverence, without joy, rituals, lacking praise, ceremony with out Godly intervention.

A relegion that is comfortable, that doesn’t require much of the flock. Just show up Sunday, punch your time card, your place in heaven is secure.

There is no reason to study, to transform your mind and heart, the Pastor knows the way, and will guide you.

Saints, we need to know the whole council of God. We need to know His Word, so we know we are traveling in the right direction.

I am not saying our Denominations are leading us astray, only that they sometimes can hinder our understanding of the Lord, and what He requires of us.

It is our responsibility to seek the Lord, the Pastors and Teachers, should be leading us, to a closer walk with Him.

We should be encouraged to search the Word. If we ask them for guidance, they should give Biblical Wisdom and Knowledge, not mans wisdom, or interpretation.

Sometimes, it’s a mystery, is the answer.

Do not try to explain why the answers you seek, are not apparent.

Sometimes, it is a test, or even no. Accept it, move on.

Allow God to be God. It is our job to be obedient, His to answer. Seek the full council of God, not man. Amen

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What draws you? theunfetteredpreacher

How is it that Billy Graham, could preach the same message for over 50 years, and still draw a stadium full of listeners?

Why do people flock to certain Pastors, Teachers, Speakers, and not others?

Good Grammar? Music, Excitement, Entertainment?

Why don’t they flock to hear me, or any of the Pastors, Teachers, or Speakers, in the thousands of little Churhes,in our towns?

One reason: The Anointing of God.

Somewhere, Somehow, the Anointed of God, found the key to God’s favor and grace.

The Lord does not love them more than the rest of us, but they found the place, leaning on the breast of the Lord.

They have learned to come boldly to the Throne Room of Grace, and have received the Mercy and Grace they needed.

It shows in the Power, that accompanies their message of the Gospel. Results….

There is plenty of room for us all. If? If we will seek the Heart of God.

‘You can have the relationship you want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.’

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As I Look… theunfetteredpreacher

As I look in the mirror, I do not recognize the old man looking back.

As I look at my actions, I wonder where my better man went?

As I search my heart, it brings me to tears. I am selfish, prideful, and lazy.

Yet…

As I look to God, I recognize, undeserved mercy and grace.

I realize, in repentance I am forgiven, blameless under the blood of my Savior and Lord.

How long, Oh Lord? How long must I deal with my Natural Sinfulness?

Who will deliver me from this body of sin and death?

Only Jesus.

Please Lord, change my heart, mind and attitude. Help me to be obedient, fill me with Your love and grace. Amen

O ye simple, understand wisdom:  theunfetteredpreacher

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O ye simple, understand wisdom: theunfetteredpreacher

“O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.” Proverbs 8:5

How often have we heard, “It’s not that simple.”

Usually from people trying to make a decision, one way is hard, but right. The other is easy, but sleazy.

Or, “It’s complicated.” When it really isn’t.

We put up straw men, (: a weak or imaginary argument or opponent that is set up to be easily defeated), when it is something we know we should do, “but don’t wanna.“

That’s not really the point. He is talking to all of us, who would rather stand on tradition, Church Doctrine, or our own understanding, then the Word of God.

“O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.“

The first mention of Wisdom in the Bible, tells us Godly Wisdom is a Spirit.

Exodus 28:3
“And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”

Godly Wisdom is given for a specific task. In this case, to make the sanctified, (set apart for God’s service), garments for the High Priest. Only to be used, while ministering to the Lord.

Individuals also received the Spirit of Wisdom for the building of the Lords Tabernacle or Home, in the desert.

We see in the New Testament the Spiritual Gifts include a Word of Wisdom and a Word of Knowledge.

Both are things we could not know or understand in our Natural Man. They are given to us for the building of His Church, His Body for the work of the Gospel.

The Word of Knowledge is best shown in the life of Jesus.

He saw Phillip under the fig tree, (before being introduced), He saw the Desciples, in the midst of a storm in the sea, (before walking on water out to them).

Or with Rahab the harlet, when she told the spies to return another way. She knew if they didn’t, they would be captured.

A Word of Wisdom, tells us how to accomplish a certain task. Like building Gods Church. Or a certain path or way to proceed to avoid difficulty.

“O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.”

Our problems arise when we use the Wisdom of our Natual Man.

We use Man’s wisdom all the time.

Webster says Wisdom is:

“: knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life
: the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand

: knowledge of what is proper or reasonable : good sense or judgement.“

That is Man’s wisdom, we need it, and we should seek it, but do not expect it to line up with the Wisdom of God, or use it for the Work of the Gospel.

Isaiah 55:8
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

James 1:17
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

We need to seek out “Godly Wisdom. ”

A fair amount of our Churches are barely hanging on, attendance, tithes and giving are barely making expenses.

Our Natural Man tries Special Services, Home Coming, a movie and a meal, all to no avail.

To increase attendance, we must have a wonderful, engaging speaker, (that’s probably not you or I). Or the Spirit of God. We need the Spirit of God to grow His Church.

The Spirit of God, cannot be found in our Rituals, Traditions or Church Doctrines. The Bible is clear.

John 4:23
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”

John 4:24
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

What does this mean? We need to learn to sit at His feet. To learn to hear Him. To enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and His courts with Praise.

Sounds like an old song, doesn’t it? It is and it is the Word of God. (Psalm 100).

Our Sunday Services are so structured there is no room for the Holy Spirit to appear. We invite, then deny Him entrance.

We don’t wait on the Lord, we expect a microwave experience. Set for 30 seconds then enjoy.

Like a woman, the Holy Spirit needs to be romanced. We must learn true Praise. Not just the Doxology, but a lifting of our voices, our hearts, a clearing of our minds of all but expecting an in counter with God.

That in turn needs to morph into Worship. A bowing down of our will to Him. Allowing Him to truly reign in our hearts.

James 1:5

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

If we would allow Him, He would teach us the way to the Holy of Holies. We can and must learn how to enter boldly, to find the grace and mercy we need.

1 Corinthians 2:5

“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

The Church needs the POWER OF GOD. If it wants to be the place where the Lord resides and the multitudes gather to learn His ways.

Open our eyes and hearts to welcome Your Spirit into our Services. Amen

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A Simple Truth: theunfetteredpreacher

A Simple Biblical Truth
Romans 10:9-10
“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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

A Simple Truth:
Believe and Confess/Confess and Believe. They go together like a horse and carriage, or love and marriage.

Which comes first?

Today it is anyones guess,… but historically; The horse pulled the carriage, Love led to marriage and believing leads to confession.

As Christians, belief and confession is the only, acceptable road to Salvation. I know of no other path to the Father except through the Son.

Taking this as truth, we should live this:

Mark 16:
“these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Jesus to believers.

Why do we see so few signs:
(: something (such as an action or event) which shows that something else exists, is true, or will happen). Websters definition.

We see very few wonders:
(: a feeling caused by seeing something that is very surprising, beautiful, amazing, etc.
: something that is surprising or hard to believe). Webster again.

“SHALL FOLLOW” Do they? IF SO; THEY ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.

For well over 35 years, I have been telling myself, these things are not happening because:
➤ “I cannot be trusted”:
1. To give Him the Glory.
2. To remain faithful and true.
3. To humble myself to His will.

➤ “I am not Spititual enough to be used”:
I am not walking in the light, life and in the power of His Yoke. I am not at rest in Him. I am not in tune with His will.

This all may be true, for me, but, what is your excuse?

IT IS ALL NONSENCE:

Jesus, did not give any conditions, or experation dates… THE ONLY CONDITION… IS BELIEVE.

As we must confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, to be Saved, we must confess His will and Word to see results.

Signs and Wonders, should be and must be the natural result of our belief. If we do not see them we have a problem with our belief.

The problem is if? If it is Your will? Really, did you not understant what He said?

“THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW”.
Who?
“THOSE THAT BELIEVE”.

That should be you and me.

We will see signs and wonders following, when we learn the simple truth. Believe and Confess.

Yes, that simple.. “Be healed in the Name of Jesus.” Be thou removed in the Name of Jesus.”

It is the Name of Jesus, that holds the power of resurection, healing, deliverance, recovery of sight, hearing, a sound mind.

We confess Salvation, because we believe.

We need to confess and believe to see…

Does it make sense? Not really, then again Salvation is a fact, and, still a mystery.

Start to stand on Gods Word, Believe Gods Word, ACT ON GODS WORD.

Saints, the Devil is in our (unspoken), Doctrine. Speak, Believe and See the Salvation of God.

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