Open my eyes, Oh Lord: 1. theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 119:18

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

The Psalmist crying out for Understanding,Wisdom, Knowledge, Comfort, Peace and Joy.

He realized how blind he was. There is an Old Proverb, “Seeing is Believing .”

(I suppose stemming from the story of Doubting Thomas. Who needed to see, to believe.)

As we remember our lives before Christ, we were blind, unknowing, uncaring, we had no understanding of Gods Love, Mercy, and Grace.

It is only by the Power of the Holy Spirit, who draws us, and awakens us, that our Jesus journey, starts,with opened eyes.

In Genesis 12, we find the story of Abram.

It says, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

To me, (Informed by personal experience.) ‘had said,’ means the Lord, more than once, had nudged Abram, before he entered the land, the Lord, would show him.

Moses, saw the burning bush, Pharoah, with hardened heart, saw the plagues, so he would know the Lord was God.

At the Red Sea, Moses said to the Hebrews; “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day:

Stand still and See, He will Show us.

It seems the Lord believes Seeing is Believing. He wants us to See.

Isaiah 41:20 we find the Lord promising to meet the needs of His people, and to do Miracles. Why?
That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.”

The Lord has always used the Miraculous to open the eyes of unbelievers. Why isn’t He Today?

We have allowed an evil spirit of unbelief, to rob the Church of the Power, the Lord Jesus, left for us,

The Holy Spirit, was sent to give us Power.

We do not allow Him to, because of our unbelief.

We put His gifts on the shelf, we either think we do not need them, or we do not deserve them, or the best used by date is past.


We just won’t, don’t and can’t…

Totally our decision. We do not Fast, Pray, and Touch the Master. If we ever knew how? We have forgotten.

Search the Word. He wants to build His Church. He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to do it.

We deny His Teaching, Leading, Wisdom and Knowledge, and have a bake sale instead.

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

I beg you Lord. Amen

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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 promise of “whosoever”: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

The promise of “whosoever”.


John 3:15-17
King James Version (KJV)
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

An absolutely wonderful promise.  I have always loved that word, “whosoever”.  It means you and I and anyone, who accepts Him as Lord and Savior. 

We should not perish, but have eternal life.

Wonderful, except….(why “should”)?

used in auxiliary function to express what is probable or expected
(auxiliary:  adjective
: available to provide extra help, power, etc., when it is needed)  (Webster)

That should be, is a lot diferent from will be. Couple that with “might be saved”  and it should cause us to rethink what we know as truth.

John 3:16
The foundation of Evangelical belief.  (We act like it says will not perish and will be saved).

Does it mean what we have thought all this time?   That should and might, ought to make us realize that:

Jesus did the work, we can and should be saved from sin and death, but it is all up to us, to accept His sacrifice and walk in His Grace.   

It isn’t a given, what we (whosoever), do with that promise is the key.

Are you walking in the light? (The Spirit, the way,  the truth?  Have you put on His yoke?)

Are you living His new commandment?  Do we love one another?  Or just tolerate each other and their views?

If you look in your concordance for “whosoever”, we find most of the time it is used, it is speaking of those who sin, (miss the mark), do something they shouldn’t have.

Whosoever seems to usually end up dead.

What does this mean to me?  

We all have a shot at Salvation, it is available, it is promised, and it is a simple blessing to acquire.

We must learn to walk in it.  He died for us because He loves us.  We must love Him, by serving.

Colossians 4:5
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”

Walking with Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Wide is the way and narrow is the gate…..that “should and might“….ought to make us think.


We have the structure…(rituals, forms, traditions).  Do we allow the Spirit to lead?

Lord, help us to be open to Your guidance and love.  Help us to follow You through the narrow gate.

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I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”   (Verses from Psalm 4)

David would encourage himself in the Lord in times of trouble. 

One way for us to do that is to have  scripture implanted in our hearts and minds.  This only comes from  memorization,  meditation and action.  To know the Lord we must know His Word and walk in it.


Then you can lay down in peace and sleep, knowing the Lord is keeping you safe.

“But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.”

Are you set apart, godly?  Does the Lord hear your call?  Do your prayers reach the highest heavens?  Do you listen and wait for His answer?   Do you accept the judgements,  answers to your calls?

“Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.”

Is the joy of the Lord a growing fruit in your life?

Gladness isn’t about a smile on your face or a bounce in your step.  It is a place of   Faith,  (to do His will).  Wisdom,  (to understand His will).  Knowledge,  (to know how to do His will).

Gladness, (is ours in His service).


Depart from me; O Lord: – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Have you ever cried out, depart from me; O Lord, for I am a sinner?

Has the Lord ever done anything with you, to you, or through you, that was so big, you cried out, Lord depart from me?

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he brought forth his people with joy”

This is a partial verse from Psalm105:43a, it is referring to the Exodus.  The slaves were set free, they left Egypt with the spoils of their Masters.  They had the Lords protective presence before and behind them.

They had crossed the Red Sea and they saw the Egyptian Army drown, on what a few minutes before,
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When did Jesus receive power?

When did Jesus receive Power?

I would hazard a guess, that most people think Jesus was powerful from birth, I don’t believe so.

He told His Disciples:
“You will receive power after the Holy Ghost shall come upon you.”

I believe the same held true for Jesus.  You remind me of the water into wine.?  Remember the response Jesus gave:

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so easily beset us – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Hebrews 12
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; ”

Is there a sin that you seem to conquer and all of sudden it’s back to plaque you. You have repeatedly asked the Lord for forgiveness, deliverance. …You are clean, free until you’re not? Continue reading

Around another corner in NC

Why I love NC:



Heroes loading up Heroes :  Into harms way or exercises, both can be deadly.  God Speed.

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The Truth of the Matter : The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

The Truth of the Matter is,  people no longer accept truth.  The Word is Truth.  How many do you know who don’t accept Jesus as Lord and Savior?   They say;  “That’s your truth, Not My Truth.”

“Don’t you force your truth on me, the sky is not  blue, grass isn’t green, up is down and wrong is right.”


It  is hard to convince people of the Truth of the Gospel,  without the Power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish His will.

Too often we accept the Gifts of the Spirit of Teaching and Ministering, because they are easy, we just share what we have learned from the Bible and other books.

It is quite easy to impress low information Christians. They have accepted the Truth of the Gospel,  they are hungry for Righteousness,  they have experienced  some of its Cleansing Power, the Blood of Jesus covers a multitude of sin.

They understand the Freedom the Truth imparts.


How do we reach the unbelieving?

That is our real calling.   The man that was called Legion,  was sent to tell all, what He knew.  All He knew was the Power of the Lord to make him clean, free and Righteous in Gods eyes.

No theological degree, no license to marry and bury, just Revelation Knowledge.

Accept the Bible as Truth,  ask Jesus to Reveal to you the Power and Love of the Holy Spirit.  Ask him to make you a vessel He can use.


The Lord will give you the Gifts of the Spirit that you will use for His Glory.  

I firmly believe,  we do not see a lot of Signs and wonders,  miracles  following;  because we cannot be relied upon to Give Him the Glory.

That is the problem in my heart and I wonder about all who Love and believe, do you think the Lord had an experation date on the Gifts or have we just left them on the shelve because our word is so powerful.

We haven’t really entered the Holy of Holies,  haven’t really Submitted ourselves to God,  Humbled ourselves, so we might be lifted up, used in a mighty way, becoming the Hands of the Lord, to heal the sick, lame, brokenhearted, those blind to the truth deaf to the Wisdom of God.

Saints, we must push into the Higher Calling, the World needs the Truth of God.


Lord, help us to share Your Truth,  by the Power and Leading of Your Holy Spirit. Please help us to become useful vessels of Your Love.

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Is the Holy Spirit? – 8 – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station


Matthew 11:29-30
” Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

When we learn to take up His yoke, it will be impossible to be behind or ahead of Him.  We have to Walk beside Him, where He would have us go.

We would be touching the lives as He wills.  If we become proficient in understanding His will, we would Walk in the Power of His Love.

We would learn to Walk in the Spirit, we would find ourselves in the Holy of Holies as the Lord uses us to complete His will.

His yoke is easy, burden light, we find rest unto our souls.  How often are we restless, nervous uptight, worried, concerned.


Learn to rest in Him, ask Him to give you a heart after His, to make you into a vessel He can use.  Mold and make us Lord, guide and direct us, protect us from ourselves and the evil one.

Fastband pray, push yourself into the Holy of Holies, receive the Anointing because of your persistence.

He will not give a stone, when we ask and need wheat.
Every good gift comes down from the Lord above.
Ask and you shall receive.   The Lord wants you beside Him, Walking with Him, doing snd seeing His Grace and Mercy,  Power and Might.

Only believe.


Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.

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Is the Holy Spirit? – 5 – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

It is my firm belief, that we can track all the Gifts of the Spirit,  through the Old Testament.  Except Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues.

The Gifts of Healing,  Working of Miracles,  Discerning of Spirits, Prophesy are all quite easily found.  When we get to Tongues and Interpretation of same, I come up a little short.

We find Tongues easy enough at the building of the Tower of Babel:



Not a tower but a piano took imagination, unity and teamwork to build.

“The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of
men builded.  And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.  So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”

So we see the Lord used Tongues to scatter the people, because He understood the Power of Unity, teamwork and imagination.

We find Tongues and the Interpretation of Tongues on the Day of Pentecost,  to draw all to Him, into one Powerful, United body.  Able to Imagine and accomplish anything.

It took a little over 100 years for man to screw it up and loose it.  As in Joshua’s time, Israel followed the Lord as long as some were alive who had seen the signs, wonders and miracles of the Exodus.

Once all had died that had received the original Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the will and knowledge to press on to the high calling dimmed.


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It was not Gods will that, the signs, wonders and miracles stopped.  But mans ability to be led astray.

Father God, pkease lead us back to the straight and narrow,  the place of Power and Might,  the Holy of Holies.

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Is the Holy Spirit? -4- The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Now I know some of you are thinking that we can’t just find examples of the New Testament Gifts of the Spirit in the Old Testament.   Really?   Am I  sure, a Word of Knowledge is telling us  a thing and a Word of Wisdom is what to do with that knowledge?   Or is a Word of Wisdom telling us a specific thing and a Word of Knowledge how to us it?  Nope, not positive whitch is whitch but one is one and the other is the other, not sure which label to put on either. They are both there for our education.

If we don’t learn from the Old Testament than, where did the writer of Hebrews get his explanation of Faith?   What is Faith if not a Gift of the Spirit?  (Hint: OT)

What is your measure of Faith?   We all have a measure.  Hebrews 11 tells us:

” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”


                (You would really need Faith  to launch out into the deep with this crew)

I have never understood what this means.  To me the best definition of Faith is in the life of Enoch.

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

But 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.”

Believe God is and a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

We see examples of this in Ables sacrifice,  Enochs walk, Noah in building the Ark, Abram, leaving at hearing the Lord, later believing he would become a Father of many nations.

So how about you?  Do you know how to hear and act at the prompt of the Spirit?   What does your faith look like?

It is interesting to note some ages also.  Enoch, 65 – Abram, 75 – becomes Abraham, 99 – Moses led people out of Egypt at 80.

Quit blaming your youth and inexperience, or your age and health…..if you make yourself available and believe God is and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.  The Lord has a job for you.  You could be the much needed leader for today.


Lord, help us to grab a hold of Your Word, make it come alive help us to understand the Gifts of the Spirit and how to allow them to be powerful in Your Church.

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Is the Holy Spirit? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Is the Holy Spirit
     *  Alive in your heart?
     *  Alive in your Church?
     *  Healing the Sick?
     *  Making the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear?

I believe if we do not see theses signs wonders and miracles, the Lord is disappointed.  

He said in John 14:12-18
” Verily, verily, I say unto you, 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.  If ye love me, keep my commandments.   And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”


Was Jesus telling tales?

No, we are a people who have failed to recognize and employ the Talents our Master left for us.  Some of us have even buried the Talents and claim they are not for today.  It’s like the experation date has passed.

Matthew 25 is a chapter about the Holy Spirit:
Wise and foolish virgins:  Oil for there lamps.
Those who had no oil are like the Church today…No Spiritual power,  because we don’t  really believe.   We want to, even pray to, but don’t  know how to fill our lamps.

The Master and the talents :
Jesus told the story using money  for the simplicity of understanding.

Everone knows some who invest, and others, that hoard.  The ones who invested were blesed the ones that hid the talent were sent to outer darkness.

The sheep and goats.
The sheep understood the Commandment to Love one another…they fed the hungry,  gave clothes to the needy, water to the thirsty.

So how do we fill our lamps, invest out Talents, Love one another?

It is all as plain on the nose on our face.  It is Revelation Knowledge. ..will you see and believe  or hide in your bed?

Watch this space….The Holy Spirit is alive and begging to to allowed to proclaim the good news.

Lord, open our hearts and minds to see, to act, to glorify  Jesus.


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every man did that which was right in his own eyes.


In the book of Judges we read our story.   Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

Everyone does what thay want, it is all good, all normal, all excepted in the eyes of man.  Men with men, women with women,  Man is women. …

We have even gone so far as to find a man of God to Bless our folly:

” Now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.”

We can always find someone to validate our behavior.   They can even claim to have the mind of God in the matter.   Watch out, that boat won’t float.


” Go in peace: before the Lord is your way wherein ye go.”

When the man you are following, is not a man of God, do not expect the Lord to give you the victory in whatever you plan or attempt.  

Many will die thinking they have won doing as they please.  More toys, money, fame.  Image the disappointment,  when they hear:

” depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

When we should have been ourselves saying :

“Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.”

” How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him:”


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What God wants 4 – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

God is looking for Love.

There are 3 kinds of Love:  Agape :  This is Gods love for us. A love like I have for my child and you for your children. You would jump in front of a train to save their life. “No greater love is there, than a man giving his life for another.”

Then there is Phillio love : or brotherly love, a love we have for those we care for, brotherly love.

Eros love:  Lust, our favorite, which eventually wares off and we end up with devorce.

Gods love is such that He kept trying to find a people who would love and obey Him.

Many years later, we find Abram,  who becomes Abraham because he believed the promise of God,  At 100 years old he would Father many nations.

He did and the Old Testament is full of the stories of the Hebrews  or Jews, The Lords chosen people.   They loved the Lord, fell into sin, began to be enslaved by this sin. Cried out to the Lord.

The Lord forgives them and sends Moses, Joshua then Judges to save them: Best known are Gideon,  Samson  and 10 others, this goes on for hundreds of years.  Love God, fall away, troubles, cry out to God, God saves, Love God….repeat …….again and again.

Then the people want to be like all the other Nations and have a king.  Saul, David (a man after Gods own heart), a sinner who knew how to repent.  Solomon  and many more, love God, fall away, (repeat over and over) untill He sent His Son.


John 3:16-17
King James Version (KJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

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He walked with the Lord

He walked with the Lord

Malachi 2:4-7
And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.  My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.   The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.   For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

Here we are talking about walking with the Lord, not like Enoch  or Noah walking with God. No here we have a man walking with the Lord and like Moses after him he has blood on his hands.

 He is a Levite he is a warrior

I propose that we think of the Old Testament Lord God as father God. When in reality the Lord Jehovah is the Father, and God is Elohim (Jesus) in the Old Testament.  (see The Trinity in the Old Testament) 

As we look at the Old Testament we find that God started all the new things.   God created the heavens and the earth.  God told Noah how to build the ark.  God finally gave Abraham the orders to circumcise himself and his offspring.

We see that the Lord was with God at creation the Lord told Noah that it was going to rain.  The Lord closed up the arc after Noah entered in.  The Lord caused the rain and God remembered Noah and caused the wind up to dry off the earth.

Noah sacrificed to the Lord.  As we look at  the Old Testament we find that almost all the sacrifices were made to the Lord not to God.  God (Jesus ) is the sacrifice..

When the Spirit of God desended on someone He gave them Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and the Skills to build Gods Tabernacle.  It is the same today, the Spirit of God helps us to build His Church.

We find this Spirit on the three Hebrew children and Daniel,  Joseph, King Saul when he was given a new heart and he prophecied. In both Enoch and Noah they preached righteousness and prophesied.

When the Spirit of the Lord came on someone that person became skilled in warfare, in leadership.  The Spirit of the Lord was upon David, Gideon the mighty man of valor,  Samson, and Levi.  The Spirit of the Lord, is a warrior Spirit. …men annointed with this Spirit fight to keep the Word pure, powerful and effective in leading people to Holiness, Righteousness, Obedience, Sanctification. …to bring whosoever will into the Holy of Holies.

It is the Spirit of the Lord that annointed Jesus to preach the gospel, to heal and comfort the sick to work miracles.  This is still a “Billism”,  a working theory if you may.  I believe Pastors are annointed with the Spirit of God. …They have Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and skills with people and the Church is built.

The Spirit of the Lord,  I believe we see Him in the lives of Oral Roberts,  R.W. Shamboch, Benny Hinn.

As you read the Old Testament. …look for the differences in the Natures of the Lord and God…. Let me know what you think. 

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