The Hollow Promises:

Have you spent time chasing the Hollow Promises, of this life? 

You know what I mean. 

Fame, Fortune, Love, Pleasure. All the things  that we could ever want, desire, need or even imagine.

Many spend whole lives chasing after these Promises, to gain much in material possessions, only to lose that which is truly important.

So if the things we seek are hollow,  meaningless, even worthless? What?  Should we be seeking?

Many believe a loving God will not send them to hell, the good in their lives outweighs the bad.

I pay my taxes, the government takes care of the poor.  I plan for and prepare for my future.

I go to church, sing in the choir, serve on all the important boards and committees.

None of that matters!  WE WERE CREATED FOR ONE PURPOSE!  To walk, talk fellowship and please God.

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure, they are and were created.’  (Revelation 4:11)

How do we give Him Pleasure?  True Praise.  Singing, speaking, and meditation on His Word and ways.

I realize that in my life, lately,  I have not gotten or given God much pleasure.

I have missed the mark of the High Calling of God. I have allowed pain and probably fear steal my joy,

I am blessed at this point, Bette has become a wonderful caregiver.

She has gotten my pain pills on an almost tolerable schedule. Pain is there but not quite unbearable.

I must learn to praise, worship, and walk-in faith. Death itself is not a concern.

My trust must be in the Lord to take care of Bette and Celeste. Knowing that He will do a better job than I, any day.

So Praise, Sing, Worship, focus on Him, not myself. Rest in Him, which is the first job man had.

Man was created and then rested. Look to the Lord, from whence comes our help.

Worship happens as the Lord begins to show Himself strong, and we experience His presence.

That is when we see and become one with Him.

Thanks for visiting. Know you are loved. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote


Of all the people in the world at the time, Noah was the only just and perfect man.  How could this be?



Why did Noah find grace in the eyes of the Lord? It really is quite simple, Noah walked with God. We need to walk with Jesus to find grace and acceptance with the Father.



We really do not know if Noah was the only man who the Lord warned. We only know that Noah is the one man who found grace in the eyes of the Lord.


The Word tells us that when God told Noah of the coming destruction, He also told Noah the way of salvation. Build an Ark. In reverential fear Noah obeyed.


That is the simplest explanation of why Noah was special. He put God first…build an Ark, share the Gospel…love the unloved. Walk with God (Jesus).

Why unfettered?

Growing up in the Catholic Church I knew that Jesus Christ died on the cross and  rose from the dead to save my soul.  I also knew the Bible stories that every Christian teaches their children.   What I did not realize was that Jesus is alive and well and available to all,  for the asking.


When I finally asked Him into my life and entered Bible School I started to mark my Bible,  what scriptures was I taught today?  Did it line up with yesterday’s teaching?   What verses did they skip?  Why? How does it line up with what I  thought was true?   What to believe?


God truly blessed me by bringing me to Christian Retreat in Florida to learn of Him.  We had multiple teachers and teachings.   I lived and worked there for three years and left with a good understanding of how to study the Bible.


All of that said,  It wasn’t until recently, while seeking more of Jesus that He opened His Word anew to me.   The eyes of my understanding suddenly saw what the Word had always said, not what I had taken for granted. I had always thought of the Lord God as one member of the Trinity.   He was the Father God of the New Testament in the Old Testament.


We had the Lord God and the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and Jesus made His appearance in the New.   I knew Jesus was there (in the Old Testament),  somewhere but silent, invisible waiting for His cue to appear.


Then I remembered that the Lord noticed that Moses turned aside to see and God said.  That Noah found grace in the Lords eyes and Noah walked with God. The Lord said “Have you considered my servant Job, he hates evil and fears God. ” There are so many examples if we will just open our eyes to see.


If we look at the Spirit of the Lord and compare to the Spirit of God the Nature s of the Father and Son stand in stark contrast.   I needed to further study the Old Testament to understand what the Lord is showing me.   This blog is my attempt to teach what I am learning to whosoever will, to help in their walk with God.  Is anyone interested?