Thursday Special: Rise Again – video – theunfetteredpreacher

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jbb1j9bagtvermf/2017-07-26%2017.35.21.mp4?dl=0

An oldie I love.

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

Thursday Special: He was despised – video – theunfetteredpreacher

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uxpig21dupu1jen/2017-07-26%2017.07.23.mp4?dl=0

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.

Thursday Special: Mary did you know? Video – theunfetteredpreacher

https://www.dropbox.com/s/caz00spqfb8obwe/2017-07-26%2016.58.52.mp4?dl=0

This song is beautiful. If only I could do it justice.

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

Thursday Special: An out of the ordinary man – video – theunfetteredpreacher

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sz1hdag8w9vf69/2017-07-26%2016.43.48.mp4?dl=0

After Bible School, I traveled with “The Able Messengers” a drama, music and preaching ministry.

We traveled up and down the East Coast and ministered at Churches. After the group broke up, I traveled first alone, then with my bride.

I would almost always teach a Scripture Song, sing a Special, then preach. Sometimes 3 nights a week.

Then I made the mistake of trying to be a Pastor. At that time, it was an error. It took me 20+ years to get over, and to begin to preach again.

This Song is one of the Specials.

 

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

I only wish my pipes and chops were as good today, as 35 years ago.

You don’t use it you lose it.

4 types of believers :

There are 4 types of believers in the body of Christ :

The Church attenders
The Levites
The Priest’s
Those who walk with God :

☆  The Church attenders:

These are the people who desperately want  a Savior,  some attend church Christmas and Easter, most  every Sunday, a chosen few  two or more times a week.  They may be involved with Sunday school, choir, Bible  study.

They know the apostles creed, they have believed and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior.

They have allowed Jesus to be Savior;  As Lord, not so much.

They love the idea of being saved as long as it doesn’t interrupt or change their lives too much.

Like the Hebrews in the desert, they will gladly partake of the Lords provisions while complaining about the same.

Man: “I haven’t had a new pair of shoes in years.” 
Other man: “Well, they still look brand new.” 
Man:  “Yeah, I want different ones.”

Dismissing  the miracles the Lord is doing, daily. 

☆  The Levites:

The Levites are the backbone of the Churches; they are the organizers,  the workers, builders, movers and shakers. 

In the desert they assembled and disassembled, carried and cared for the Lords house. 

Protected it from stangers (those who knew not the Lord).  They stood with the Priest’s  when the Church attenders sinned.

They know the apostles creed, they have believed and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior.

They have allowed Jesus to be Savior;  and Lord in many areas of their lives. 

Some things are just to dear to give up.

☆  The Priest’s :

These are the doers of the Word:  They study to show themselves approved, workmen rightly dividing the Word of truth.  They teach, preach, exhort, comfort, guide and direct. Wherever  they go. 

They know the apostles creed, they have believed and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Jesus is their Lord and Savior : 

They live a life of holiness, sanctification and consecration. 

They deny themselves and take up  their cross daily.

They work out their Salvation with fear and trembling. 

They have set their face like flint towards the Lord.

They may have many followers or none.  They are concerned with being obedient to God.  They will be misunderstood,  maligned, persecuted and highly favored by God.

☆  Those who walk with God :

Psalm 65:4
King James Version (KJV)
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.”

This is who we all should aspire to be.  The Lord has stood at the door of our hearts, we have accepted Him in.  Now we need to let Him Cause us to approach,  learn to enter into the Holy of Holies,  to find the mercy and grace He so wants to share.

Psalm 22 tells us He inhabits the Praise of His people.  If we desire  to walk with Jesus, we must learn to praise and worship.  Learn to live the Lords prayer, not just recite it. 

If we want to experience joy unspeakable, the peace that passes understanding, the comforter, teacher, lover of our souls, we must Worship and adore Him.  Believe Him…Take His Yoke…..it is the only way to Walk with Him.

If you just attend Church,  and  don’t allow Jesus to be Lord, when its time to enter the promise, you may find you have an evil heart of unbelief.  Like the Hebrews you may just wonder and die in the desert.

Please Lord, create in us clean hearts and renew our Spirits, that we might Walk with You.

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