How much, is too much? theunfetteredpreacher

Lately it seems many Americans think we are too Patriotic. Love of country, and flag is not good.

They say it is dangerous.

I have heard Christian leaders, spout the position, that believing the Gospel as written is a problem.

We must not walk in love, doing good, expecting God to confirm His word.

They say it is dangerous.

It is better to question, then to accept all we have believed, as a people for over 200 years.

It is perfectly normal for men to believe they are women, and women men.

There is no need to honour our country and flag by standing in respect for our National Anthem or the plege of allegiance.

Babies are not yet humans, they are just useless tissue to be thrown away.

Police and the Military are racist pawns of the government, surely not to be obeyed or respected. Resist, we must….

How much is too much?

All of this malarkey…. is too much.

We live in the greatest country on God’s green earth.

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

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

Police and the Military are here for a purpose.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”

Our lives are not quiet and peaceable, because we have thrown out the acquired wisdom and knowledge of the ages.

We think we know more then those who came before.

Unfortunately, the more information is available to us, the less we seem to know.

We are so uninformed on political issues, scientific truths, (man made globel warming… men are women, and can use the same public rest room…. lol), how silly we have become.

The ant (human beings), are destroying God’s creation. Let me take you to New York Staste, or out West, we can try to find the many man made towns, that once were and are no more.

Grow up, read, outside your liberal reading list, think, instead of feel….

Patriotism is good, needed, otherwise the next generation will not fight for our country.

Religion, the belief in and trust of Jesus, is needed for our eternal standing, as well as our interactions with the people around us.

Rant over, Amen

Proverbs 1 – Wisdom – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

This post deleteted itself….frustrated. Sorry

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.”

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                (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.

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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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What God wants 3 -The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

God had created man to walk with,  have fellowship with.  They had only one rule.  Don’t eat the fruit of a certain tree.  They broke the rule.

Adam had disappointed God because of His disobedience.  Many years pass, people are multiplying on earth and God finally finds what He is looking for.

And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

Genesis 5:21-24
King James Version (KJV)
“And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:” (who lived 900+ years)
“And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”

All we know of Enoch we find in Hebrews 11 and Jude.

Hebrews 11:4-5
“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.”

Jude 1:23-24
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

Enoch  pleased God, walked  with God, believed that God is and  that God rewards those who are diligent in seeking Him.

In Jude we learn of the Lords second comming and judgment.

To me Enoch is one of the most interesting Bible figures….to please God and to walk right up to heaven.  He is alive in heaven with God today.

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Here we have one who walked with God.  Many years pass, man becomes vial, sexual sin, greed, murder, the Lord desides to destroy the earth.  Yet again,  one man stands out:

“And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:  And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.  And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”

Genesis 6:7-9
“And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”

Noah built the Ark and his family  repopulated the earth.  God was still seeking a people who would walk with Him.  To  truly,  love trust and depend on Him.

This new group of folks were not any better then the last group.

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Know you are loved.