Biblical Promises 4: theunfetteredpreacher

The Biblical Promises are “exceeding great and precious promises:” (2 Peter 1) “that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature

The Promises of God are Yes and Amen, they are for us TODAY. What can this mean?

That we might be partakers of the ‘Divine Nature?’

It depends on our Freewill, we might have Eternal life, with Jesus, if we choose correctly. (The might refers to where we will spend Eternal Life, not if).

It is by our Freewill, that we escape the corruption that is in the world, through lust.

We must choose to be diligent in adding to our Precious Faith:

Virtue; knowledge; temperance; patience; godliness; brotherly kindness; and charity. (Love)

Our Freewill choices, are what makes us, a man after God’s heart, a friend of God, a Disciple of Christ.

It is our Freewill, that allows us to believe and to do the Work of the Misistry. Peter tells us, “if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We have accepted this Precious Faith.

We should be partaking of His Divine Nature. The Divine, (Godly, Good,)

Nature:

Full Definition
1 a : the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing : essence
b : disposition, temperament

We should be partakers of, God’s Nature. Jesus, healed, saved, raised the dead, and gave us this Power, and, expects us to do the same.

ONLY BELIEVE….

That is the only requirement. “I believe Lord, help my unbelief.”

How do we grow our Faith?

We are all given a measure of Faith. The basic Faith, to believe Jesus, changes (saves), us

How do we build up pur Faith?

Diligently Studying His Word.

Praying His Word. (Pray Paul’s prayers, for Spiritual, not Worldly ends).

This comes by Prayer and Fasting.”

We need to deny self, and learn to please God.

If we do these things, we will, grow, and the Lord will be with us, and let none of his words (the Lords), fall to the ground.

And all will know, we are established to be messengers of the Lord.

Amen

Biblical Promises 3:  theunfetteredpreacher

The Promises of God. Are they for today?

As a child, in Catachesm class, I would ask the Priest or Nun, Who, What When Where and How?

The answer much of the time was:

“It’s a mystery.”

“Or God moves in mysterious ways.”

“Or, we will never understand His unsearchable riches.

“We must accept GOD’S WAYS, ARE NOT MAN’S WAYS.”

I listen to Talk Radio, there is one host, who refers to the Bible often.

I believe, he is a believer, but, he is positive that God is not all powerful.

His reasoning is, an all powerful God would never let 911, or the Holocaust happen.

He is sure of this.

He has no concept of Freewill.

Quite frankly, there are a lot of Christians who do not understand Freewill, either.

We have Freedom, to make our choices, as the Angels did. Satan, chose wrong, (his pride was too strong), and was kicked out of heaven, along with a third of the Angels.

Some believe, once saved always saved. If someone turns back to the world, after accepting Christ, they were never really saved.

Really? Do you realize even John the Baptist, questioned his faith?

Can you not envision a tragedy, a loss, in your life that could make you doubt?

Have you not questioned, the Lord’s will and ways in your life?

I can understand, someone hurt, then being deceived, and walking away.

(Their Freewill. Or even the Prodigal).

Someone thinking the old life was better.

The Father never chased the rebellious, he was always welcome home, but He did go find the lost.

We see the Hebrew people, Wanting to turn back all the time. Even as God preformed signs, wonders and miracles daily.

I can not understand, someone who has surrendered to the Lord. Not Being Saved. (Now that, to me is scary).

That said, what about Signs, Wonders and Miracles today?

What about multitudes trying to get into our services, because the Power of God is present?

What about people healed by our shadows?

That is what happened to the early Church.

How did we lose this Power?

We have seen that God’s Promises, are Yes and Amen.

That Jesus sent the Comforter to teach us and bring all He said and did to our remembrance.

He showed us the Holy Spirits Promise, we have left His Gifts on the shelf.

The Church has lost the Power of the Kingdom of God.

Why?

FREEWILL!

What? In the 400 years of captivity, do you really believe God was silent?

Or was it, no one, was ready to give all, as Moses did.

Is David the only man, after God’s heart?

David, Moses, Abram, Peter, Paul and Mary, all exercised their FREEWILL.

THEY GAVE THEIR ALL TO GOD.

Saints, God has not lost His Power, His Might, or has changed His mind. He would have all men come to a saving Knoiwledge, of Him.

The Lord always used Signs, Wonders and Miracles to draw people close. He then allowed their Freewill to work.

He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It is up to us to give our all to Him. To fast and pray, to walk in obedience.

Whosoever will.

His promises are still viable, we just need the will to grasp and use them.

We must, “Take the Kingdom by force.”

Acts 2:38-39 (KJV)

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

For the promise is unto you, and to your children? , and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

His promise is alive today. Find a Promise, hold on to it until it blossoms in your life.

Go out and do the Work of the Ministry. Amen

For all this they sinned still:  the unfetteredpreacher | theunfetteredpreacher

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Another old post, that is still my hearts cry.

A day late: theunfetteredpreacher

For years, I have put up my Christmas lights, Thanksgiving morning.

With Bette breaking her wrist, Tuesday night, Wednesday morning, by Thursday I was beat.

Celeste, home for the weekend, helped me with her Mom, and the lights, as usual.

A Tradition, I cherish.

Bette is doing better, pain controlled by meds. She is a blessing.

Happy Thanksgiving

Biblical Promises 1: theunfetteredpreacher

Biblical Promises: Best if used before 90 AD.

The early church, saw Signs, Wonders and Miracles.

Today many seem to believe, these things had an expiration date of 90 AD. The Apostles died and so did the Power of the Holy Spirit.

All the Holy Spirit can do today, is lead some to the Lord. Comfort some of the hurting. Teach us some truth. Preform some Miracles.

As Christians, we believe in Salvation… we believe this Truth, that Jesus died, was Resurrected and Sits on the Right Hand of the Father.

We now have access to the Holy Place, we come boldly to the Holy Place, because we are covered with the blood of Jesus.

We readily believe this, yet…

Signs, Wonders and Miracles? Not really?

You say, ‘He does miracles all the time.’

Really, turn around, do you see any following You?

These signs SHALL FOLLOW, THOSE WHO BELIEVE.

Are there multitudes flocking to you, your Pastor, Church, or to anyone you know?

Do they come, to hear the Truth, to see the Power of God, to experience Salvation, Healing, Peace, Joy, or Hope?

If not, why not? Do we really believe the Full Council of God?

2 Corinthians 1:19-22 (KJV)

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

We have the,

“earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.”

The promise of the Holy Spirit, the promise of ALL THE POWER, LOVE, MERCY AND GRACE OF GOD, is available to Whosoever will , all that is needed, is to believe, and then do.

He has given us the Holy Spirit, to teach and to lead us to all TRUTH.

The Truth is, our beliefs are shallow, cursory, superficial.

Saints, we have accepted the promise of Salvation. Why do we throw out the rest of the Gospel?

We need to become deliberate students of the Truth.

Ask the Holy Spirit to help us to understand, to act on that knowledge.

In the late 1800’s, a simple recognition, a realization of the Truth, a Revelation came to John Alexander Dowie.

He was a man that accepted the truth of Acts 10:38

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

He understood the Biblical Promises, not just of Salvation, but of Power, Love and a Sound Mind.

(Interesting fact, he prophesied that Tongues and Interpretation would come back to the Church, while working in the Gift of Faith and Working of Miracles).

He believed, received, and preformed the Work of the Ministry.

The Spiritual and Ministry gifts are available to Whosoever will.

We must take them off the shelf, thank the Lord, open our hearts, minds and spirits, and allow the Holy Spirit to Rule and Reign in our lives.

Please, Saints, Turn Your Face Like Flint, toward seeking the Lord, and the “Power of His Might.”

Amen