Function: transitive verb
Date: 14th century
1 : to free from fetters <unfetter a prisoner> 2 : emancipate, liberate <unfetter the mind from prejudice>
Posted on April 24, 2014 by bill theunfetteredpreacher cote
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 many examples of the different Natures of the Father and Son; especially evident between the Spirit of God and the Spirit of the Lord.
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?
I call these and other discoveries “Billisms”, truths I see in the Word that I’ve not heard taught. Please remember the basics of our faith: Jesus Christ; born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose again and sits at the Fathers right hand, to give us access to the Holy of Holies.
If we can agree on these things, we can have fellowship. My “Billisms” I hope will encourage you to study the word and decide the truth for yourself.
Are your beliefs based on the Word of God, or the doctrine of man. I urge you to take off your Doctrinal glasses and reread the Word.
We need to believe that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. We need to believe in God and believe like God, then walk with Jesus.
I consider this blog, A Filling Station – Fix-it Shop. ….come in get filled and or repaired, then go out and fill or repair someone else with the Spirit and Word of our Lord.
Look behind you, are there signs and wonders following? Why not?
I have gotten some criticism of my Neglected Caroline photos. I share them for several reasons.
First, I wonder why all these houses or boats, that were once loved, are now left behind.
Second, I think they represent the state of the Christian Church today, (not yours surely ).
The Church, as a whole has buried the Talents, (the gifts of the Spirit ). Until we dig them up and increase our use of them, the Church will struggle to increase daily as the Lord promised.
Eccentric and Fleet Caroline I just hope people will enjoy. Thank you for any comments, likes and of course follows. I really appreciate your feedback.
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