Attuned to the Spirit: theunfetteredpreacher

Attuned:

  • : to cause (a person, company, etc.) to have a better understanding of what is needed or wanted by a particular person or group. (Webster)

Paul was Attuned, or in tune with the Holy Spirit. He was Zealous in his Faith, and Desire to serve the God he knew.

A religious Jew, defending the Law, and Will of God. Then he met the Lord and became attuned to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

He wasn’t and isn’t alone. We all can be in tune with and led by, the Spirit of God. (There is more to the Holy Spirit than Speaking in Tongues).

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, to be tried by Satan. (Mathew 4:1). Phillip was led to the Ethiopian man, to explain the gospel, and was then translated to another country. (Acts 8:29, 8:39)

The Spirit spoke to Peter and gave him both a Word of Knowledge and a Word of Wisdom. that the unclean can be cleansed (Acts 10-11)

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Teacher, the Spirit of Truth, that Jesus sent to us to give us the Power to build His Church.

in acts 16, we find Paul following the directions of the Holy Spirit.

He with Timothy traveled through the cities and established the Churches in the Faith, and they increased in number daily. (Acts 16:5)

As they traveled they ‘were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,’ (:6)

They attempted to go elsewhere, ‘but the Spirit suffered them not.‘ (:7)

When they entered Troas, ‘a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.‘ (:9)

After receiving the vision, they were sure of the Lord’s direction and traveled to Philippi. (:12)

While there, the Lord opened the heart of a woman, who had them stay at her home and provided for them.

As they went to prayer a woman possed with the spirit of divination, (a fortune teller, an evil spirit).

The spirit was cast out by Paul in the Power of the Holy Spirit. Paul and Timothy were beaten and thrust into the inner prison their feet in stocks. (:14-24)

At midnight they prayed and praised God. resulting in an earthquake, their shackles being broken and the cells opening. (:25,26)

The jailer was saved, and his household. (:30-34)

We find following the lead of the Holy Spirit, brings us into a realm of Power, to save, deliver, and cause earthquakes.

I am convinced that whosoever is willing can become attuned to the Spirit and the Church can be empowered and enlarged daily

2 Corinthians 13: 14.

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.”

To be in tune with, or in communion with the Holy Spirit is one of the benefits of accepting not just Salvation, but the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Please study the Word. See what it says. Receive what to believe from the source, the Holy Spirit will guide you to all Truth.

If there is a conflict between what you were taught and the Word, THE WORD IS YOUR GUIDE.

Not man’s interpretation.

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The cross shows brightly in those who believe. Our Witness shines forth, as a light to the world.

I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.” (Isaiah 43:12)

Our light shines less bright, as the world resides within us.

We must remember we live in the world but not of the world.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Mathew 5:16)

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There is a time: theunfetteredpreacher

Ecclesiastes 3:17

“I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

“There is a time”

The end of June 2018, my sweet wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 bone Cancer. It was a time of fear, a time of reflection, a time of confussion.

What else could go wrong? At the same time, I ended up hospitalized for acute renel failure, acute respiratory failure, and congestive heart failure.

We went to her Cancer Drs appointment, today. Her numbers are good. She feels good, the Dr said she would never be in remission, but the Cancer is at bay right now.

Thank You, Jesus!

I had my regular blood work done, (INR) and a full workup. My creatine level is 4.7. Not sure what that means except that my kidney is not functioning as it should.

Tests and appointments the beginning of next week. We are faithful, trusting in the Lord’s timing, and judgment.

‘For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1,17)
Are we just? Is the righteousness of God revealed in me? I am concerned that my Christian Witness is not nearly strong enough and certainly not as pure as the driven snow.

Yet, I know my Redeemer, in Him do I trust.

Psalm 91:1-2

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

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A Sign of the Times: theunfetteredpreacher

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Fame, Pain and Gain: theunfetteredpreacher

Fame, Pain, and Gain: At times fame or pain have been primary motivators in my life.

Seeking Fame:

As a young man, I was sure that I would grow to be Rich and Famous. I have realized to achieve either, you must work hard and study. (Having Talent also helps). I was never fond of either endeavor, (and Talent eludes me).

I love to sing and play piano, but am I willing to put in the time or effort to become exceptional in either?

I love to lead Praise and Worship. The Lord has me playing piano at a Church that loves the Lord but is not of the Tribe of Judah. (Praise) They prefer Hymns and Ritual.

I desire to Preach. The Lord has me Teach. I have this Blog, and a Bible Stuy. But a Pulpit? (No one is offering one). The Lord protects me and works in mysterious ways.

James 4:5,6

“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

The Lord is working within me to conquer the sins of covetousness and pride. I long to become worthy to share the Power of His Gospel with others.

Living with Pain:

Pain, our own or our loved ones, is certainly a motivator. There have been many who relie on drugs or alcohol to dull the hurt and fear, of the source of our Pain.

The need is to turn to the Lord.

Repent of the sin in our lives. Repent of our unbelief. Repent of our lack of knowledge of Gods will. Repent and turn to the Lord.

Psalm 25:18

“Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.”

Cultivating Gain:

This is where we should live. Seeking, Cultivating, Spiritual Gain. Not Temporal goods or desires.

To learn to be content where the Lord has us. (1 Timothy 6:6)

To learn to be servants of all, to bring more to Christ. (1 Corinthians 9:19)

To Gain, we must put Christ first and foremost. Spiritual life and work are our most effective weapons, in the cause of Christ. (Philippians 1:21)

Luke 9:25

“For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?”

We need to put aside our Desire for Fame, the Inconvenience of our Pain, and concentrate on Cultivating Spiritual Gain, (the Wisdom to serve the high calling of Christian).

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