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bill theunfettered preacher cote
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I’ve been feeling forgotten, the Lord has been distant, uncaring, I ‘ve prayed for nought. No answer, silence, is the Lord taking a walk?
Maybe He is napping? Mayhaps He has taken His hand off the tiller of my life?
I have been floundering, sinking, lost in the storm.
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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The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station
bill theunfetteredpreacher cote.
Know you are loved.
God desires a pure, holy, loving and obedient church. That is why His warnings in Numbers were so dire. (see: stranger that cometh nigh….)
He was warning of wolves in sheeps clothing. Unbelieving, believers. …”salvation is available but God doesn’t do that other stuff anymore.”
When Jesus said: “These signs shall follow those who believe,” there was no experation date. The determining factor was belief.
We have become a body that doesn’t really expect God to meet our needs, heal the sick or comfort the brokenhearted. We have settled on a Gospel of love and peace; a Gospel of Salvation and not much else, when the Gospel should have Power and Might.
Jesus stirred up the Religious, He rocked the boat….He threw out the traditions of man and brought the Power of God.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
“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.”
He gave us that annointing, we just need to take the talents he has giving us and increase them. (see Mathew 25).
How did the church lose its power? When our itching ears overcame our desire for inward change.
The Lord charged the Levites and Priest’s to keep the Tabernacle separate, holy, consecrated, annointed for His work. To protect it from those who would defile it.
Today the church cannot enter the promise, because of unbelief.
“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
The desire of my heart is to see people “saved, sanctified, holy ghost filled and water baptized, Jesus on their minds. To find a new life.” (to quote an old tune)
The key is learning to “delight ourselves in the Lord.”
1 : a high degree of gratification : joy; also : extreme satisfaction
2 : something that gives great pleasure
3 archaic : the power of affording pleasure
We must learn how to both delight ourselves in the Lord and be a delight to the Lord. “To obey is better than sacrifice”…….”This is my commandment, that you love one another.”
When your life is devoted to pleasing God and loving others….you will find peace, grace, comfort and joy in the midst of our trials.
Lord, help me to be pleasing in your sight. May I learn to delight myself in You.
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