A Book… lol: theunfetteredpreacher

I would love to write a book. The problem is, I hate to waste time, building to my wonderful conclusions.

I am there already. I’ve studied the Word, I know the Truth. I want to just show you the Scriptures and have you jump on board.

That apparently doesn’t work. Every Christian book I open, it seems to take 5 chapters to get to the meat, and it’s over cooked.

I am not built that way. So who would read it?

No one….

Every good and perfect gift: theunfetteredpreacher

Had a great time yesterday, sharing scripture with a customer. He was a Baptist, and clearly did not believe, that Tongues are for today.

He told me things I did not know. Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses… ect all spoke in Tongues. (?)

He said that these false religions are claiming the same gift as Penticostals, so the Gift of Tongues, was not of God.

He said Catholics aren’t Christians, which promoted this question. How do you become a Christian?

Repent, Believe and Confess Jesus, as Lord and Savior. Sorry, I grew up a Catholic, they believe this.

Now, they truly have error, works not faith, praying to Mary… ect…

But, they have the main question down, is God so small, He would keep them from Salvation, because they believed the bad Doctrine of the Church.

You are calling for more than Christ did.

We all have errors in our Denominational beliefs, we don’t understand the Doctrines of Laying on of hands, or Baptisms.

Never mind the Gifts of the Spirit. I believe those who teach against the Gifts of the Spirit, (all of them), are doing great harm to the body.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:

~ to desire spiritual gifts,

~ he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. (This is our prayer language)

~ He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; (prayer language)

~ I would that ye all spake with tongues (prayer language, but in Church interpret)

~ Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. (Must interpret in Church, not in prayer language).

~ For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. (Prayer)

~ What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. (Public)

~ I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: (Prayer)

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. (Public)

~ Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

~ If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. (Public)

~ And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

~ But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Let all things be done decently and in order.

In the early Church, all spoke with Tongues, some in prayer others in public.

It is the first Gift of the Spirit given and is available to all who believe.

In Matthew 25, the Talents are the Gifts of the Spirit, the Lord didn’t leave us money till He returns, but the Gifts, to build His Church. (Don’t bury them).

When we have Denominations teaching against the Gifts, I believe it is close to Blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

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.

Instead of looking for reasons to reject God’s Gifts, we should be searching the Scriptures to see if they are true.

They are for today, to build His Church.

The Ministry Years: – 3rd Miracle –   “Jesus, saw their faith” – theunfetteredpreacher  | theunfetteredpreacher

https://theunfetteredpreacher.com/2016/12/07/the-ministry-years-3-jesus-saw-their-faith-theunfetteredpreacher/

An older, build your faith post

A sad Truth: theunfetteredpreacher

For quite sometime, the Bible has been alive and new to me. It seemed that I could preach or teach from every verse I read.

For the last few months, it has not been the same. I seem to be in a time of Faith building.

The Lord isn’t comforting me, by holding me in His arms.

He is still there, but just out of reach. He wants me to know, consider, and understand, that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Will I continue to set my face like flint to seek Him? Or settle for what and where I am.

I believe we all come to this cross road. (often) We must deside to push through, or settle, get comfortable where we are.

He tests us, like He tests all the Saints, I am thankful He hasn’t tested me like He did Abraham.

No, it’s is just a test of my desire to become more like Him.

I believe in a God of Power and Might, who would save, set free, and heal all who come to Him with a heart the hungers for righteousness.

The God of Signs, Wonders, and Miracles.

I will not be at peace, until I experience His Power in my life.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

His promises are Yea and Amen to those who believe.

I Believe…. use me, oh Lord. Amen

The Ministry Years: – 2nd Miracle- – If Thou wilt? – theunfetteredpreacher  | theunfetteredpreacher

https://theunfetteredpreacher.com/2016/12/06/if-thou-wilt-theunfetteredpreacher/

An older post revisited. Build your faith, read of the Miracles of Jesus once again. Find the reasons for them. What should we be learning?

I will put you in remembrance: theunfetteredpreacher

I will put you in remembrance:

We believe on/in the Lord Jesus Christ. This gives us much comfort, we know:

• we are not condemned:

• we have everlasting life:

• we have power to become the sons of God:

• Jesus promised, the works that I do shall he (who believes), do also; and greater works than these shall he (who believes), do;

It is good to believe in or on the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the power of Salvation.

It is good to believe, the devils also believe, and tremble.

Is it enough?

I thank God for His promises, to know Salvation, the greatest gift we received.

We know who holds our future, that it is better than our past.

Yet, this isn’t enough. The people of God are in a war. Sickness, Financial shortfalls, Worry, Concerns, lacking both Joy and Peace. Yet, we believe.

What do we believe? We believe in God, but do we believe God.

Deuteronomy 1:32

Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God”

The Lord had delivered the Hebrews from bondage, had for two years, fed and clothed them, promised them a land of milk and honey.

He promised they would conquer the giants, the unbelievers who lived in the land, would be destroyed. The land, would be theirs.

Then He told them to enter the land, to take the land and live there in peace.

Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God

Saints, the Church has a problem, we believe in, but we don’t really believe God.

Jude 1:5

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

We have been saved, yet we believe not to enter into His promise. We struggle with the truth that my God shall supply all my needs.

I shall not want, the Lord would have me prosper and be in good health, even as our soul prospers.

Folks it is important to know and claim the promises of God. To pray them, believe them and walk in them.

When the Hebrews, refused to enter the promised land, the book of Hebrews, said they had an evil heart of unbelief.

Is it any different for us, when we do not believe His promises, for supply, health, peace and joy?

When we refuse to study His Word, and ask the Holy Spirit, to teach and guide us to ALL TRUTH.

I pray you will search the Scriptures, see if they be true. Amen

A diet of Milk or Meat: On to Perfection 1: theunfetteredpreacher

A strong body and a strong mind, is desired, to accomplish our daily tasks.

We must exercise physically, if we would strengthen our bodies.

(My Doctor told me I would be in better shape, if I dug ditches, rather than sitting at a piano all the time). Who can argue with that.

I avoid exercise like it was the plague, then wonder why I am fat, dumb and happy. (Well, at least the first two).

Then there is this, at 1 Timothy 4:8

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

Almost my motto, lol.

I love to search the Word. Whether it is a word search, people search, or subject search.

This is how I exercise my mind and spirit.

A few weeks ago at our Tuesday Morning men’s meeting, my friend, Pastor Nelson Hopkins, brought up Hebrews 6: 1-3.

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, of eternal judgment.

And this will we do, if God permit.

Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ:

This just doesn’t seem right. Leave the principles of the Doctrine of Christ?

It’s appears, we are leaving our Salvation, but it is not. The writer is telling us that the Principle Doctrines are the Milk of the Gospel.

We must know them, live them, love them, and then move on to the Meat of the Word.

The only hitch is, a lot of Christians can not move on to the Meat, because they are unaware, that they have only been fed the Milk, and not even all of that.

Most Christians know and believe we are saved by Faith and not Works. The best definition of Faith for me comes from Hebrews 11:6

Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

We must believe He Is, not used to be, used to do, or God doesn’t do that, or speak to us anymore.

NO, NO, NO,… GOD IS.

He Is a very present help in times of trouble, He Is able to do above and beyond what we ask, think or even imagine.

He Is our Shepard, we shall not want, He will supply our needs,

Do we believe He Is? He said in John 14:12-14.

He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

I see very little evidence in our Churches that we believe He Is able to do, that which He promised.

We should be experiencing Signs, Wonders and Miracles. We aren’t. Why?

We do not believe He Is.

I believe we know that first principle, we are Saved by Faith and not Works.

We must go on to the others, so we can go on to the Meat of the Word.