Stand Still and See: theunfetteredpreacher

Exodus 14:13

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

This scripture is as important to us today as it was to the Hebrews, in captivity.

They had been slaves, of the Egyptians, four hundred years.

The Lord was now setting them free.

They left their homes and possessions, with only what they could carry, the shoes on their feet and the clothes on their backs.

Now, facing the Red Sea before them, and the Egyptian Army behind.

They were at an impasse.

Moses told them to stand fast, and see the Salvation of the Lord. They would soon be, forever free, of those who would keep them in bondage.

They needed a miracle. The Lord would provide one. They crossed the Red Sea on dry ground.

The Egyptian Army perished in the midst of the Sea, after them.

For two years, the Lord, met their every want and need. He brought them to a new land, a new life.

They were promised, they would defeat any enimies in this new land. Whether Giants, or Powerful Peoples.

They entered not. Evil Hearts of Unbelief, kept a whole generation from entering His Promise.

They wandered the desert for an additional 38 years, it was their children who entered.

Today, we are at an impass.

The Promises of God are before us, with our ‘Evil Hearts of Unbelief,’ blocking our path forward, and our carnel selves calling us back to slavery.

If we know His Promises? We do not believe He meant them for us. We are not worthy to be healed, or to be used by Him to heal others.

We are satisfied to know we are saved.

We believe, He is silent, uncaring, has given up, He has decided we are on our own.

Saints, the promises of God are Yes and amen, for yesterday today and tomorrow.

We need to:

Seek His Face.

Know His Will.

Walk in His Truth.

Instead, we believe Man’s Doctrine, over the Truth of the Word.

We, you, me, Us, WE, are responsible for what we know and believe.

Do not blame your Pastor, Teacher, Prophet or Priest, if you do not know or believe His Word.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO STUDY AND KNOW IT OURSELVES.

As it stands; our God is too small.

Because we know not the TRUTH.

His Word is TRUTH.

If what you believe, does not line up with what the Word says?

Please,…. TRUST HIS WORD.

THE POWER OF GOD. THE LOVE OF GOD. THE COMFORT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Is alive and available today, for those who believe. We know Him, by knowing and walking in His Word.

My prayer is, He will draw us close, and cause us to love Him, Trust Him, and Believe Him. Amen

Cleansing of the Temple: theunfetteredpreacher

John 2:13-25. Mark 11:15-16. Luke 19:45-46

The cleansing of the Temple, is recorded in three of the four Gospels. In John it happens in the beginning of Jesus’s ministry, in the other two, near the end.

Several commentators think they are seperate events. (Me… ?)

The most complete accounting, is in the book of John, and happens shortly after Jesus turned water into wine.

Straightaway, we find the Religious upset with Jesus, (the word of God).

When Jesus saw the moneychangers, He did not just start turning over tables.

He first, fashioned a scourge, (a wip), and then proceeded to Cleanse the Temple.

(This was not spontaneous rage, this was the Deliberate, Passionate, Zeal of the Lord).

He drove the sacrificial, sheep and oxen, from the Temple. These were animals the wealthiest would purchase for sacrifices.

He turned over the sellers tables, scattering their profits, on the floor.

Then He came to those selling Doves. It tells us He upset their seats, not tables, He did not scatter money, but told them:

Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.”

Why the difference? The Doves and other fowls, were the sacrifices of the poor.

Those who sold them, were making the least profit, He didn’t release the birds out of their cages. (He allowed the sellers to take the birds, from the Temple, themselves).

Jesus, in His Righteous Zeal, still had compassion on those who were worthy of compassion.

Now we find the Religious, questioning His Authority, His motives for His actions.

What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?”

The Religious, always want a sign. They know, what they know and refuse to believe there might be more to learn.

They believe, they have cornered the market, of Godly Revelation.

Jesus answered: “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

He was speaking of His death and resurrection.

He was revealing the Spiritual, they were locked in on the Natural. His Disciples, understood, after He Rose from the Dead.

He did many miracles, while in Jerusalem, that were not recorded.

Many believed on His Name, when they witnessed these miracles.

Jesus had received words of wisdom and knowledge, from the Spirit, and knowing their hearts, did not invite them to follow.

Saints, we should be seeking to be proficient in the Working, of the Gifts of the Spirit.

The Lord sends them for the building of His Church.

When we refuse, to seek, to desire, to understand, God’s gifts, His tools, we fail to build His Church.

We have a powerless Gospel, ineffective, unworthy, of His Presence, a gathering of Rituals and Ceremonies, a quiet, slow death.

Jesus gave us life. We need to share the Gospel, in Spirit and Truth. Amen

John 2:13-25 (KJV)

13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Mark 11:15-18

And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

17. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

18. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

Luke 19:45-46

And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

46. Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The Uninspired Word of Man: theunfetteredpreacher

I am frustrated, distressed, and dismayed.

How is it, that so many of God’s people, believe their Denominations teaching over the Word of God.

If Martin Luther had not accepted the revelation of Faith over Works, we would all be Catholics.

Calvin and the Wesley brothers, discovered, and accepted more Truth, then those who came before.

Yet, there are still Catholics, Baptists and Methodists today. Still following the dead Founders of their Denominations.

“The Truth has been found, long live this Truth. All has been revealed.”

The problem is, there is more to be revealed to those who seek Him.

We have a number of Preachers who are Preaching the Uninspired Word of Man, instead of the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD.

How do we know the difference?

Job 32:8
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

I have been in this Methodist Church for 7 or 8 years. I have heard 1 Corinthians 13, preached 4-6 times,

The only mention of Chapters, 12 and 14, have been taught by me.

Pentecost happens but no mention of all speaking in tongues. No understanding the difference of Tongues and Interpretation and our Prayer Language.

If it isn’t in the Denominations Lexicon, it isn’t important.

The Lord is bigger than our Denominational beliefs, understanding.

The Bible is full of unrevealed secrets, waiting for whosoever will seek Him.

The Lord wants His Power and Anointing known.

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.”

When God is with us, there should be signs and wonders, even miracles following.

Hebrews 1:9
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

We like Jesus should be walking, living in the Anointing.

Mark 16:20
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Acts 15:32
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.”

Acts 5:12
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.”

John 14:11-14

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

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.

Saints, we should be in a living Church, a Church that experiences the Power and Anointing of God.

If you don’t see that in your Church, at least seek for it in your life.

Jesus used, signs and wonders and miracles to draw all men to Himself.

Why do we think our Uninspired Words will draw men?

We NEED THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, THE ANOINTING OF GOD. SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES….. to do the WORK OF GOD.

Do not settle for:

2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

According to YOUR FAITH.

We, are the children of promise: theunfetteredpreacher

We, are the children of the promise: We have experienced being born of water, and now of the Spirit.

We are Children of the King, with all the rights, privileges, authority and power of Jesus.

We are blameless in the beloved.

Jesus told us, we would do everything He did, heal the sick, raise the dead, comfort the brokenhearted.

If we ask, we will receive. Are we?

Here in lies our problem.

Like a fireman we have hooked up to the source of life saving water.

We are ready to receive the powerful stream of water and change lives.

We wait, the power is not flowing as the Bible tells us it should. What could be wrong?

It is much like Jesus in His home town. In His church, we see no mighty miracles, just a few sick folks healed.

Yet, we marvel at His power, as He shakes His head, and marvels at our unbelief.

If we read Mark 6, we find Jesus leaving His home town, to teach, preach and do signs, wonders and miracles elsewhere.

He healed all that He touched and all that touched Him.

A friend scolded me recently that I have been beating the Holy Spirit too hard, that even those who believe would consider it too much.

Could be that’s true, when first saved I could not understand why so many rejected the Good News of God with us, the hope of glory.

How could they reject Gods perfect gift.

Mingling with mostly Spirit filled people, I never thought to speak of His Baptism. The Spirit was evident in their daily life. (Joy, peace, a positive reliance on the Lord).

Since the Lord brought me to this non-spirit filled Church, I have been trying to bring them the light and I have been expecting them to embrace this truth.

I know they love the Lord, but the difference between those with the baptism of the Spirit and those without is plainly evident.

They do not recognize it, it is foolishness of them. It is Spiritually discerned.

I do not understand how folks can believe in a part of His promises, and reject the tools Jesus promised to do His will.

So yes, I have hit this hard. The Church should, would and could meet the needs of the world, but the need to release the power of their source.

We are connected to the power, and
don’t know how to activate the power.


Like hooking a hose to a fire hydrant, there is a second step. We must turn on the water.

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Please saints, ask the Lord to open your eyes to see and your ears to hear.

Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to all truth.

Deuteronomy 29:29
King James Version (KJV)
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

He gave us the mission, He sent us the tools and knowledge to complete the job.

JUST DO IT!!! Amen

The Isolated (dying) Church: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Why are our Churches dying?  Too many of them are closed (isolated), systems. 

The Baptists only listen to and learn from other Baptists. 

Methodists with Methdists, ect… 

We stay within our Denominations and Doctrines.

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Or worse, the only teaching our Church receives is from it’s Pastor.  (No guest speakers, teachers, other voices).

This is somewhat understandable.

Our Pastors, are mandated, by God to lead and grow the flock.   It is an awesome responsibility.  They must guard against error. 

Unfortunately, that can squelch growth in the knowledge of, and the working of, the Spirit.

A healthy Church us one that is growing in Wisdom and Knowledge, always moving closer to Godly principles, desires and Gods power. 

(Sorry, Jesus healed all that were afflicted, multitudes flocked to Him, is He present in your services?  Are people yearning to learn?  Is the Holy Spirit changing lives?)

If your Church isn’t growing, the people are not receiving the food, needed for growth.

Is your church an isolated system?

The internal energy of an isolated system stays constant.   The entropy of an isolated system tends to increase.

If we don’t allow new Biblical revelation to be explored, if all we can share is:

This is what I’ve been taught, and by God, that’s all there is.  That is all we need.”

We are starving ourselves, and our flocks,  we are not allowing the Holy Spirit freedom to lead.

Sadly, our church is not receiving the meat of the word.  We must always seek more of God, expect His Holy Spirit to lead us to all truth.

Luther, the Wesleys, Billy Graham,  like the Pope, did not and do not have all spiritual knowledge.

We all see through a glass darkly, only the Holy Spirit can open our eyes to truth and then, only when we allow the light of truth into our lives.

We need to constantly challenge our faith, grow in our faith, allow other points of view, into our Chuches, ask the hard questions of our Pastors, teachers, always comparing what we hear, to the Word, to see if it is true.

It is our responsibility to study to show ourselves approved unto God, rightly dividing the Word of truth.

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Saints, a closed system is a stagnant system.  It is impossible to grow and florish.  We as individuals, need to go to Church to grow, our Churches need to be open to Biblical Revelation for growth.

Our Church needs to be an open system, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us to all truth.

Lord, open the eyes of our hearts.  Amen

the things which we have seen and heard: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”  Acts 4:20

Peter and John in the Power of the Holy Spirit and in the Name of Jesus, had healed the lame man at the gate beautiful.

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            (Is anything to hard for Our God?)

By the Name of Jesus”

5,000 were added to the church because of this miracle.  Peter and John were commanded not to teach, preach or speak of Christ.  Their answer:

“But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

Wouldn’t it be nice to see 5,000 added to the church at one time?  Or experiencing:  “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

Most of our churches are seeing a decline in attendance….not an increase.  Why?

Has the Name of Jesus become of none effect?  We pray in Jesus Name, but few are touched.  (Yes, we see some miracles, but anything note worthy)?  Not really.

How dare I say this?

Look at the church, are any being added?
Do you see 5,000?   What is the problem?

There are hundreds of verses in the Word that tell us Jesus and His Disciples healed all maner of sickness, it even states they healed all that were sick.

We” tell folks not to bring their colds to church because others will be infected.  

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!      .

1 Corinthians 12:28
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

Apostles, Prophets and Teachers we have plenty.  It is relatively easy to study the Word and share.  Especially if there is a spot light. (for some).

Even helps and governments are easy slots to fill….

1 Corinthians 12:30
Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?”

NO, NONE, NOBODY…”THOSE THINGS PASSED AWAY WITH THE APOSTLES.”

Why do we have the others then…everything should have passed if some have.

No, this kind comes by prayer and fasting.

It’s easy to talk, harder to walk, in the Power of the Holy Spirit. 

Too many say, “If God wants me to speak in tongues, interpret, or heal the sick, He will give me those gifts.”

HORSE FEATHERS!!!!!!!

You were saved because you asked Him to forgive you, to become Your Lord and Savior.

He doesn’t behave any differently with the Gifts of the Spirit.  We must ask if we expect to receive.

We must be trust worthy if we expect Him to trust us with His Power.  We are not. 

We don’t press into the Holy of Holies.  Seek Him and expect to receive the FAITH, to walk in His Grace.

When we fast and pray, do so just seeking more of Jesus in your life.  More Jesus in your charactor, actions, thoughts, speech.

We must become more like Jesus, crucify our old, (natural), man and let Jesus lead, guide and direct our lives.

At one point in my walk, I failed the trust worthy test.  I am determined to earn back that trust.

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Lord, let this old, broken down Holy Spirit dispenser, fulfill Your promise to Your church.

I will become a man the Lord can use in this world today as He used the Disciples in days if old.

Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.  Amen

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Do we give up hope? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

There are so many people outside the doors of our churches and homes, who do not know Jesus, do not want to hear about Jesus, will not accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

WARNING:  LONG POST, DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU CARE FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH JESUS.

I stand here flummoxed. …why do they not understand the peace, joy and grace that could be theirs?  Why can’t I convince even those in my own family to realize the gift of Forgiveness?

This is very frustrating.   There is something even more frustrating though.

That is the number of people who believe in and accept Jesus but who do not accept the fulness of His Holy Spirit.  I believe the Holy Spirit (and His Gifts ) are the Talents the Master left us and expects us to invest and increase until His return.

So many accept the impossibility  of Jesus  dying on the cross to save us from sin and death but the Power of the Holy Spirit. ….not for me, not for today, I don’t  need it,  God doesn’t  want us confused.

On the day of Pentecost the first Gift of the Holy Spirit given to all, was the Gift of Tongues. The crowd received the Gift of Interpretation.

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