The Price of the Panic: theunfetteredpreacher

The third week of zero income. The phone bill just about empties our checking account. Lights and the internet are due next. The Lord Will Provide.

I recently discovered the Verses in Romans 3:1-3

“Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Because first of all, they were entrusted with the oracles of God. For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God?”

The Jews were entrusted with the Word of God, now it is our responsibility. How are we doing?

I do not believe we have a clue, what the Word says, means or how to earnestly live in it. The Word created all things, it was spoken, it was done and it was good. (Genisis 1) Jesus told us:

John 14:10-14

‘Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these because I am going to my Father. Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.’

Jesus was and is our example. The Words and Works He did were the Fathers Works. If He used the Fathers Words to accomplish His Works, how much more should we?

Being entrusted with His Words is more than being Saved and living a clean life. No, we are called to perform His Works through the use of His Words. This entails more than a passing acquaintance with the Book. We must know and speak its truth.

We have no power, no ability to Walk in His ways if we are not immersed in His Words.

Saints, I can not emphasize how important it is to know and speak His truth. That is what will build the body of Christ, and ultimately bring us the rest and peace that passes understanding. The Lord would have us prosper and be in good health as our soul prospers. (3 John 2)

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We the Sheeple: theunfetteredpreacher

For the safety of the public:

My business is closed.

My church is closed.

The restaurants are closed.

I stay at home.

The only places making money are:

The grocery store.

The hardware store.

The chain restaurants with a drive-through built-in.

Smaller restaurants that changed to take out and delivery.

We have traded Liberty for Security.

It seems to me Ben Franklin warned us about this.

He said: ‘We deserve neither.’

Saints, we will have the fight of our lives, to regain our Freedom. I pray we have enough Patriots to win it back.

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Our Advantage, The Word! theunfetteredpreacher

Paul wrote the Jews have an advantage over all other people because they had the Word of the Lord. The Promise of God:

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.‘” (Genesis 15:1)

That is our Word also, the Lord is our help and our shield, our sun, and shield, he gives us grace and glory, no good thing will He withhold, from them who walk uprightly. (Ps 84)

As Christians, the Word of God is our secret weapon. So secret most Christians don’t know it or how to use it.

It amazes me that we know we must believe and confess to be saved, yet fail to believe and confess for healing, for fear, uncertainty, financial and other people’s problems.

The Word is quick, powerful, and sharper than a double-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12). It can discern our thoughts and intents.

When we pray, do we believe and pray the promises in the Word? Psalms 23, 84, 115, 91. All have promises we can and should pray.

One I pray for myself is Psalm 51, Create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me. The Lord can and will answer the prayers of His saints.

If we pray according to His will. Not prayers for selfish, prideful reasons, but instead, for His will to be done, His glory to be revealed.

We have access to His blessings, power, grace, and love by knowing His Word and will.

Do we believe it?

Romans 3:1-4

‘Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Because first of all, they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God? May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written,

“That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment.”‘

Do we have faith, will our words prevail, will we be justified?

We have been entrusted with His Word, to share, to teach, to fight and be victorious over our enemies. Are we conversant in the Word of Faith? The good news of the Gospel?

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“They were entrusted with the oracles of God.” theunfetteredpreacher

Romans 3:1-2

“Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision?

Much in every way! Because first of all, they were entrusted with the oracles of God.”

This scripture talks about the advantages of being Jewish, the profit of circumcision. Why were they so blessed?

Because the Lord had entrusted them with His WORD.

Times have changed, it is no longer only the Jews that have His Word, we Christians have been grafted into the family.

We have received a new name, our hearts have been circumcised, our minds have been renewed. We are holy, blameless in the beloved, set apart for His service.

Since we have been given His Word, it is incumbent for us to learn to live it. It is the knowing, and hearing as well as praying of the Word that increases our Faith.

The Lord has entrusted His Power and Love to us, in the form of His Word. It was the Word spoken, that caused the world and all that is to appear.

We must believe and confess for salvation and to experience the healing and miracle power of God. Only Believe, all things are possible to those who believe.

The question is, do we know what we believe? We would if we knew His Word.

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A Man with the Spirit of God: theunfetteredpreacher

Genesis 41:38. “Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?”

What the world is longing and looking for. A man in whom the Spirit of God is.

This is an interesting choice of words, to have faith, we must believe God is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

The Spirit of God was with within Joseph, God gave Joseph a Word of Knowledge and a Word of Wisdom. …the explanation of Pharaoh’s dream and what to do about it. Pharaoh recognized the Spirit of God. He marveled and accepted it and the Egyptians were prepared for the coming climate change.

As we read about Joseph the Lord was there all the time.

Born from prayer:

Genesis 30:24. she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son.

As a child, God gave him prophetic dreams and he was his Father’s favorite. His eleven brothers hated him, sold him into slavery. Where he prospered.

Genesis 39:2 the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man, and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Genesis 39:5. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

As a top slave, his Master’s wife tried to entice him into sexual sin. When he refused, she accused him of rape and he was sent to prison.

Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

While in prison, God gave him interpretations of dreams which finally brought him before Pharaoh. The Word tells us the Lord was with him but he recognized and prayed to God. (see the Trinity in the Old Testament)

Genesis 4 0:8. “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me about your dreams.”

Genesis 41:16 “I cannot do it,” “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”

Genesis 41:51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”

When his brothers came to find food because of the draught, Joseph’s prophetic dreams came true and he sent for his family.

Genesis 42:18 “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:”

Genesis 45:9 “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay.“

Joseph had the Spirit of God within him from birth. He was open and obedient to God, walked with God, which caused the Lord to be with him and for him to prosper in all that he did.

If we would learn the simple truth; “to obey is better than sacrifice” and do it. I believe we would find ourselves as leaders causing all those around us to proper in the blessings of God.

Jesus please, help me to walk with you, to be obedient to Your will.

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The Writing Bug: theunfetteredpreacher

I have always loved to read, and have had a desire to write. The biggest hurdles to achieving this goal were threefold.

1. I could not spell

2. I could not read my own handwriting and the most important reason:

3. I had nothing to say

After I was saved, I had the Preaching bug. I was sure I was the ‘new’ Jimmy Swaggart. I wasn’t, I turned around and no one was following.

In 2014, things changed. I bought my first Tablet. I still couldn’t spell, but the other problems were behind me. Plus I had my calendar and a camera with me at all times.

I started to write: A bold look at the Trinity in the Old Testament. Where / Who, was Jesus. I found someone to edit my writing, she suggested I start a blog. (My writing, did not impress).

I had never read a blog or had any interest in writing on the internet, I was a book guy. After much prayer, I felt the Lord was leading me in that direction.

My fleece? The name I desired be available. ‘the unfettered preacher’. It was, I began. In the 9 months left in 2014, I had 1500 visits to my blog… Wow, I was sure I found my calling.

Since then, my best year was 2016, 3980 visitors 13 thousand views with 8600 likes. I was impressed.

Then the numbers decreased. I wondered, did anyone actually read these posts? Was my writing doing any good at all? Was anyone brought closer to Christ?

After all, that was why I wrote, with the hope that lives would be given to the Lord.

I am still wondering. What say you?

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How ‘I Am’ became ‘Once Was’: theunfetteredpreacher

One of my posts from the first year of this blog. Sadly not much has changed.

(Or how the church lost the Power of God)

Some might say this is blasphemy. (“Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”) But unfortunately, it is the truth.

We no longer preach the Great “I AM”. The church is weak, ineffective, ingrown. ” Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” Not my church,” you say.

I ask, do our churches really measure up to the early church? ” He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” They had no building, pulpits, children’s ministry, teen ministry, homeless ministry.

They had the POWER OF GOD and He added to the church daily such as should be saved. Be honest if someone comes into the church with a contagious disease, we are more likely to say you should have stayed home till you feel better. When we should say “Be healed in the name of Jesus.”

What are we to do?

God heard the cries and groaning of the Hebrew captives in Egypt because they were in bondage and He remembered His promise to Abraham.

Moses hiding in the desert, turned aside to see a burning bush. The Lord saw and God said; ” Take off your shoes, you are on Holy Ground”.

The first step in the transformation of “I AM” to “He Was” is that we really do not treat the Lord’s presence as Holy anymore. I am not a clothesline preacher…if you are at the beach…..beach clothes are certainly fine for church. I am more concerned with our attitudes. Do we understand Reverence, Sanctity, Praise, Meditation, Worship?

God heard our cries and groaning when we were trapped in the bondage of sin and shame. He desires us to pay attention to whatever our personal burning bush is and take off our shoes; this means, set ourselves apart, present ourselves a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. Our minds should be renewed by reading God’s Word. Then we will know the good, acceptable and perfect will of God.

When we enter the church, we should think of it as turning aside to see our burning bush…. Entering into the presence of God.

The second step in the transformation is how we introduce God.

Moses asked God: “Who should I say sent me?” God answered: “Tell them I AM THAT I AM sent you.”

God is the Great “I AM”; He performed signs, wonders and miracles to free the Hebrews so that the Egyptians would: “see, know, consider, understand and believe that the Lord “IS” and he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

When Jesus was on the earth He performed signs, wonders, and miracles and sent His disciples to do the same. For the same reason: So people would “see, know, consider, understand and believe that Jesus is and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

He promised that “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 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”

When Jesus sent out the 12 they cast out devils and healed the sick. At The Day of Pentecost, they spoke with new tongues. …had a boldness to preach, they had power and knowledge to handle the Serpent, the devil and God confirmed the Word with signs following.

So what happened?

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works;”

The signs and wonders have grown scarce. We have too many wonderful speakers and not enough dedicated seekers.

I am not saying we don’t love the Lord. Just that we have forgotten what it means to walk with the Lord. To seek His face and will, in all that we do.

We are afraid our prayers will not be answered, we don’t want to say He doesn’t do that anymore, we want to believe but we don’t really know how to reach the Holy of Holies. We can tho. …

The church can and will have power again, when we fast, pray, meditate, praise and above all learn to Worship and share the Great “I AM”. “He is a very present help in times of trouble. ” “Ask, ye shall receive, seek, and you will find, knock, and the door will be opened.

ps.
Have you ever wondered if the gifts of the Spirit might be the talents that the Master left for us to increase till His return? A lot of churches have buried those talents.

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