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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on December 14, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

The Anvil in the forge of God.

When we read the accounts of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Moses and pretty much any Biblical character throughout history, all have one thing in common and it is this.  They all spend time on the Anvil in Gods forge.  Moses, for instance spends 40 years tending sheep.  Ever wonder what went on during those 40 years?

Paul spends about 14 years before he begins his ministry.  It would be interesting if there was a diary of what Moses and Paul learned during those years.

I would venture to say this, that everyone who is used by The Most High God, spends time on His anvil and guess what?  This process will produce the following attributes.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:5

We just don’t wake up on a Monday morning and suddenly find ourselves walking with and in these attributes.  This is where the anvil and forge come in to play.

In some ways we are literally pounded into shape on Gods “cosmic” anvil.  We are re-made, into the image and likeness of the risen savior, Jesus.  We never reach perfection and this process continues throughout our Christian walk, but we are certainly in the process of being perfected and as Paul tells us, one day we will know as we are known. 

In the meantime we are taught by the Spirit of the Living God.  Jesus tells us:

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14: 26

How do we go from being self obsessed, selfish people into the image and likeness of our risen Savior?  The Spirit of the Living God gives us a glimpse of who we are, with our sin nature in tact.  This is when we are placed on the anvil.  Then He begins to reshape us.  Sometimes it can take years to mold a man or a women into what He wants us to be.  The process can be painful at times.  It can also leave us feeling defeated, hopeless and wondering if the reshaping will ever end.  The good news is, The Master Craftsman knows what He is doing.  He knows where to apply the hammer to shatter old concepts or old thinking patterns.  He knows when to turn up the heat in order to soften us so He can then reshape us.  He knows when to plunge us into a cold bath, to wake us up from the delusion of sin.

This process takes years and is not something that man or woman can create in him or herself.  It is done by the God’s Spirit, and the fruits of it are listed in the Galatians chapter above.

Don’t be afraid of the anvil in God’s Forge, for He is a Master craftsman and in the end He will produce an incredible work in us!

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on December 7, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

John 14:30

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. KJV

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, NIV

“I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me, NLV

“I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me; NASB

“After this I will not be speaking much with you, for The Prince of the world is coming and he has nothing to use against me. Aramaic Plain Bible

The above passage that the Lord impressed upon me on Friday night, at around 2:30 am, is profound in its implications.  There is much to be gleaned from this short sentence.  I have deliberately used five different translations, my favorites being the King James and then the Aramaic Plain Bibles, to get the meaning of this passage across.

The scene is where Jesus, is about to enter into the time of his testing in the garden at Gethsemane, then His illegal trial, scourging, and finally the crucifixion.  This 24 hour period has about 21 prophecies that are fulfilled in this window of time, but I digress.

Jesus tells his disciples first, that He’s not going to be speaking with them any more.  In other words He knows that he is going to be separated from them and what’s more, his disciples will scatter and Peter, His “rock,” will deny him three times before the rooster crows.

Then Jesus gives us an incredible insight, as He proclaims who is the ruler of the world, or in the KJV The Prince of this world.  Of course it is none other than the Fallen Cherub, Satan.  Here, Jesus identifies the rightful ruler of planet earth.  The one who has legal right, the one who usurped that right thousands of years ago and with it doomed mankind to the kind of insanity we see everyday on this planet, beheadings of children by ISIL, wars and the atrocities that go with them, murders, lies, the killing of 1 BILLION unborn babies and so on….

It becomes obvious who is still in charge of this planet, even though by His crucifixion Jesus/Yashua reclaimed the title-deed to earth.  Talk about Sci-Fi, a Cosmic Chess Match indeed!

At some point, and I would posit it will be soon, Yashua will come again and claim His rightful Kingship over the earth.  See Revelation 19, which by the way when it occurs and we ride into battle with Him, afterward, we all get to keep our flying horses!  (Can’t wait for that!)

The next part of this single sentence is sobering and pregnant with meaning and should be one that every believer ponders on; and he has nothing to use against me (Aramiac) or and hath nothing in me. (KJV)

In other words, The Fallen Cherub has no hold on Jesus, there is no sin in His life, there is not one point in every temptation that The Fallen One could through at Him, that Jesus stumbled over. The Fallen One has NOTHING to use against Him, to accuse Jesus of.  Who is the accuser?  Satan.

Jesus is faultless, spotless thus He is The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  This is the good news of the Bible; Jesus takes away the sins of the world. Your sins and mine, in short everybody’s.  This is the first part of salvation, realizing what He did, the other is to accept Him as The One who was sent to earth to redeem all mankind.  When we ask Him into our lives for our sins to be forgiven they are, and we have eternal life; are taken out of the “matrix” of the world, and our old nature begins to die away as we are born of the Spirit of the Living God.

There is another point to consider before I close the Bun and it is this.  The Fallen One has nothing to use against me.  Think for a moment of the doors many of us open through anger, bitterness, deceit, pornography, drugs, alcohol, lying, playing with the occult, taro cards, Ouija board, lust, pride of life, covetousness, course jesting and the list goes on.

This is why all of us need to take every thought captive and weigh it against the word of God.  This is why we have to put on the armor of God daily—see Ephesians 6. This is why we must walk under the power of the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of the Living God, and be still and Know that He is God.

Taking inventory of our daily lives is a must, especially if we are to be used in the Cosmic Battle which even now rages about us.  Close any open doors.  Forgive everybody everything, call out to Him who is our savior and keep ourselves from the idols of this world.  In short, leave no foothold for the accuser of our souls….

 

 

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on November 30, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

Almost 2000 years ago a man walked the earth who was unlike any other man before or since.  Everywhere He went He brought goodness, healing, love, acceptance, and in short the Kingdom of Heaven.  Guess what?  He had no PR firm, no agent, no crafted TV ad, no witty 30 second sound-bite, no handlers, writers or staff of people advising Him.

In short, He went from town to town and brought the kingdom of God to people who were broken, desperate, and in need of healing; and when He came to a town people were healed and delivered of sickness, disease, and demon possession. They got a glimpse of what the world should be, what it should look like, what it will one day become when He returns again.

I am speaking of course, of Yashua/Jesus.

Think about it for a moment.  He had nothing going for  Him.  He surrounded Himself with fishermen and two brothers who went by the name Son’s of Thunder, which sounds more like a biker gang than disciples that the savior of mankind would associate himself with.

He ate with tax collectors and prostitutes.  He talked to people who society shunned.  In short he went to the lost, the lepers, the outcast, the downtrodden.

As John tells us, He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  John 1:10

He wrote nothing on paper.  Did not marry and leave a legacy.  He didn’t try to start a movement.  He came to crush the head of the serpent, and win the Cosmic chess Match between the Fallen One and the Most High God.

He accomplished this when he offered Himself, once for all men, when he was crucified by the Romans.  The Fallen One i.e. Satan, had no idea of what the cross was.  He didn’t understand it and he whispered into the minds of men, the pharisees, and the Jewish people, goading them on and they would cry, His blood be upon us and our children.  No one got it.  Not Mary His mother, nor the disciples and certainly not the children of Israel who cried out, crucify Him.

His last words, as He agonized were, It is finished.  

Then we read He descended into the lower parts of the earth and set the captives free.  By His death all of mankind has a way back to Father God, as His death destroyed the works of the devil and atoned for the sins of all mankind for you and for me.

Then, on the third day he rose from the tomb and word of this spread amongst the people.  He met with His disciples and told them to wait in Jerusalem for the power of the Spirit of the Living God would come upon them.  At Pentecost, the Spirit descended on those in the upper room in the form of something like a dove and at that moment everything changed.  The disciples changed, the women who were in the room changed.  The building shook and Peter delivered his first message and three thousand people believed on Him who was sent, Jesus.  This was the birth of the church.  It started supernaturally, not by some fancy sales pitch or the promise of wealth, riches and prosperity.  People were born again by the Spirit of the Living God.

Guess what?  This is available to those who seek it today.  The world is full of false christ’s and it is sometimes hard to find the real Jesus.  He’s not in the cathedral or the church building.  He’s certainly not begging for money on TV.  He’s not promising to pay your mortgage.

He is a breath away and when we ask Him into our hearts, to forgive us of all the nasty stuff we have thought and done, He will do it.  He will send His spirit to us and peace will come like a river.  Peace that the world does not understand and can never know.  He is the Prince of Peace.  Do you know Him?  He’s only a prayer away….

No God, no peace.

Know God, know peace….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on November 23, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”  Revelation 4:10

This scene is from the book of the Revelation of John, while he was exiled by the Roman government, on the island of Patmos.  He was taken in the spirit and shown things that no man has seen before or since.  He was told to write down what he saw and heard.

This scene amazes me as there are 24 elders who cast their crowns before the throne of the Most High God.

I believe they do this because they know in their heart of hearts, to the deepest part of their beings, that they have become elders through the grace and power of the living God and not of their own strength.  They willingly and with great deliberation cast their crown before the one seated on the throne.  No one is twisting their arms.  They are not trying to curry favor.  They do this out of love for the one who has made them what they are.

As we go through our Christian walk we are—as the saying goes—always under construction!  The Father, the Son and the Spirit are always moving us, changing us, and creating in us a depth of character and godliness, although sometimes this is not evident to those who are immediately around us!  LOL!

I was on a radio show last night and the host introduced me: as a man of God. 

He spoke highly of me, praising the books and the Watchers series and then it was my turn to speak.  I had been working on the bun a few hours before the show and this scripture was fresh in my mind.  While the hosts praises were nice to hear,  and certainly were an ego boost, I referred to this scripture and how the Elders were casting their crowns before The Ancient of Days.  I then proceeded to cast my crown before the throne, as I then said with all the sincerity I could muster, any good thing in me has been produced because of my relationship with the Living Son of God, Yahsua, Jesus, the Messiah, The One whom we/I have been waiting for.

When the spirit of the living God comes into our lives, when we are born again, everything begins to change.  I used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day.  Guess what?  They went the first week, after I was born in the spirit of the living God, without any withdrawal.  I used to use the F-bomb more frequently than the periods at the end of my sentences and He cleaned that up too.  I used to act and think a certain way, and this began to change as the word of God—what is written in our Bibles—under the power of the spirit of the living God began a good work in me.  I am what I am today because of He who has come into my life.  All glory, honor and praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

In closing todays Bun:  Do you know the Son?  Has He made Himself real to you?  Is the Spirit of the Living God residing in your heart?  Is He performing a good work in you and me and making us into the men and woman who He knows we can and should be?  This type of relationship is not some pie-in-the-sky fantasy.  It’s as real as reading the words today on this blog.  He is standing at the door of your heart and knocking, but you have to let Him in.  He loves you and accepts you for who you are now.  Cast your crown of life to the one who created you in the first place.  This is the starting point.  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on November 16, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.  Mark 8:29

He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  John 1:11

 

I love this scene where Jesus asks Peter  But whom say ye that I am  and Peter replies, you are the Messiah—the anointed one!  Peter at this point had been “hanging out” with the God-man Yashua/Jesus and under the direction of the Father and the Spirit of the Living God, had the realization that indeed he was the Messiah!  Remember, Jesus looks like a man.  He is eating and walking with his disciples.  He lays down at night and sleeps with them too.  Yet, he is able to perform feats/miracles that have never been equaled before or after his time on earth.  Think about it, changing water to wine, walking on the water, healing the multitudes of every disease imaginable, raising people from the dead and casting out demons.  Wherever He goes He is destroying the works of The Fallen One, who comes to rob, kill and destroy!  We have the written record of what happened and even though it was almost 2000 years ago theses stories make us marvel and wonder and as for me, wish that I could go back and time and spend one day with Him!

Then we come to the second verse in todays Bun.  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  John 1:11  It is a poignant reminder of His rejection by “his own,” His creation, mankind.  They don’t recognize Him and in fact, for the most part, utterly reject Him, and in some cases declare He is demon possessed.  Isaiah tells us in Chapter 53: He was a man of sorrows, which is a prophecy about who Messiah would be that I believe was fulfilled in the person of Yashua/Jesus

I can only imagine how alone He must have felt, especially in Gethsemane, when all of His disciples were unable to stay awake and pray with Him.  He even hints at this when he states: And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have
nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”  Matthew 8:20

In closing todays Bun.  As Christians we have come to accept the stories we have heard and read and are written in our Bibles.  These stories tell us about the person of Jesus.  They give us a window and a testimony that travels back in time almost 2000 years ago.  Everywhere Jesus walks, every person he makes contact with, experiences God with us—Emmanuel!

Do you know Him?  Is he real to you?  Has He spoken to you in the night seasons?  He is more real than the words you are reading right now.  He stands at the door of  your heart and knocks.  If you open it He will come in and your life will never be the same.  He is the Prince of Peace.  He is the One you have been waiting for.  He is the Great I Am, the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega.  He is the God/man Yashua…. Jesus.   To know Him is only a request away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on November 9, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun 

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L. A. Marzulli

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

2“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

 3“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”  Jesus (John 14:3)

In keeping with last weeks Bun….

Jesus make the startling statement about where He is going.  He states that He is going to prepare a place for His disciples.  He gives us an insight into what the heavenly realm is like: In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.

He is talking about eternity, where there is no sickness or death, there is no evil thing, no sin nature that weighs us down.   It must be a place of wonderment.

He promises us:  I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Both of these statements are absurd when we look at it in the context of the first century, especially when we consider Jesus said these before His death and resurrection!  Can you imagine what the disciples must have thought? What is Jesus talking about?  Where is He going?  Who is His father?  How will He come again?  What do these dwelling places look like?

It is now almost 2000 years since He left us and as Christians we cling to this promise, to be gathered together with Him.  To be called by Him, as we hear the last trump and find ourselves translated in a twinkling of an eye and meeting the LORD in the air!

Jesus bridges the gap between the heavenly realm and our earthly one.  He has dwelt in eternity, in the heavenly realm and is now on earth getting ready to fulfill what He came for, the redemption of all mankind.  He knows that when this is accomplished the captives will be set free, and the Fallen One will be defeated.

Jesus knows what lies ahead for each of us who believe on Him.  He has given us a glimpse of what awaits us in eternity.

I believe He is coming again… soon.  The promise that He made will be kept by Him who can tell no lie.

What was written will come to pass.  What was foretold will unfold.

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting BUN!

Posted by lamarzulli on October 19, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

 

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  Genesis 1: 26

Our Bibles tell us that we are made in the image and likeness of God.   If I’m honest, I really don’t grasp all that implies.   However, if this is true, and as a Christian I believe it is, then everyone I meet, no matter what they look like, fills the bill, as they are made in the image and likeness of God.  This concept allows us to love everyone we meet—they will know you by the love you have one for another (JESUS) This love is called Agape. 

As we go through life there are people we encounter, they bother us and sometimes this get us into the dangerous realm of judgment.  For some of us it can be people who look different from us.  It can be people who have tattoos, or long hair, or no hair, or fat, or thin, or tall, or short, or of a certain ethnicity.  It doesn’t matter what it is that hangs us up, for when we go down this road, when we allow these thoughts to be unchecked, we are living in the kingdom of darkness, the kingdom of the enemy.  We have crossed over into the kingdom of the Fallen One, who comes to rob, kill and destroy.   These thoughts align with the fallen cherub and thus, we when engage them, when we allow them to enter in, we are living in his kingdom.

When we allow ourselves to begin to pick at others in our thought life, we are, in essence acting like the accuser of the brethren, which of course is the signature of The Fallen One.

I travel a lot and I’m actually writing Sunday’s Bun from 34,000 feet in the air!  (Got to love modernity!)  The next time you’re in an airport or a mall,  go to the side and just watch the people go by.  Begin to pray for each person you see.  Sometimes there’s so many people you can’t possibly pray for them all, as they are all going somewhere.

This is a great exercise as we can just bless everyone who walks by.  We can also listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit who may have a word for an individual.  Everyone we see is made in the image and likeness of God.  Everyone has value.  Everyone has a destiny that has been created in them before they were their mother’s womb and most don’t even know what that is, as in many instances it has been hidden from the person by the Fallen One.

God loves each and every person walking by in the mall or at the airport, or train station.  God loves everyone and does not want anyone to perish.

In closing todays Bun.  When we look at people with disdain, contempt, or from a haughty attitude, we are living in the enemy’s camp.  We are participating in the works of the devil.  We are bound by our thoughts and held captive to them.

When we begin to pray over everyone we encounter, things change,  the atmosphere changes, people respond and begin to talk to us about their lives without knowing why.

What we are showing is the love of the Messiah, Jesus, whose love transcends time itself.  He will be with us even unto the end of the age.  

We are admonished to love one another.  When we begin to see everyone, know matter what they look like, as created in the image and likeness of God, everything changes and we are bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on October 5, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

 My eyes are on the Lord, for only He can loose my foot from the snare. Psalm 25:15

We all struggle with different thoughts which then, when acted out, can lead us down a path most of us would avoid.

James talks about this and so does Paul.  Both men sum it up when they tell us that we must watch our thought life and as I have addressed on the Blog many times, this means we take every thought captive.

If we don’t do this then we can be ensnared by the wrong thoughts that we are thinking.  Some of these thoughts can be identified and thus, listed in this way.

Galatians 5:19-21King James Version (KJV)

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

We can become captive to thoughts of bitterness or hatred, lust, envy, or any of the above listed conditions which are contrary to The Most High Gods word; in short we become captive to sin.

Alcoholics Anonymous or AA, works because people who are slaves to drink and realize there’s no way to break their destructive pattern surrender their lives to a higher power.  As Christians we know who this “higher power” is and He has a name, Jesus/Yahsua.

The miracle of sobriety happens because the person realizes they are powerless to stop their addictive behavior and they cry out for a savior.  While this is dramatic, the bottom line is the same for all of us who cry out in our affliction, whatever it may be.  He comes and we are set free.

If we have something that is weighing us down, or a pattern in our thought life that is habitual, our eyes should be on the Lord and through prayer, we ask for Him to deliver us (from the snare).

The good news is that He wants to do this.  Sometimes it can be dramatic as in the case of a man whom I know who was in a jail cell and after 25 years of being addicted to speed, the Lord set him free while in the cell, awaiting sentencing, when he got down on his knees and asked for forgiveness and salvation. His was a dramatic conversion and instant freedom from drug addiction, and he is now a godly man who at some point, most likely will become a pastor.  (Richard, if you’re reading this say hi to Sam for me.)

Are any of us ensnared and weighed down by sin?  Let us look to the Lord for only He can release us.  He loves us and wants us to live life more abundantly, and I’m not talking about a materialism here!

Paul sums it up best when he admonishes us:

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on September 7, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I remember 34 years ago as I was reading through the Bible for the first time and I came upon this passage.  Pray without ceasing!  How can anyone do this?  I wondered.  I asked my mentor at the time Wayne Kendall and he smiled sagaciously and stated, The Holy Spirit will show you how. 

I thought his answer was a cop-out and then went into the bank to cash a check.  Those were the days when Wayne and I worked together and along with his wifey Annie, ate most of our evening meals together.  I dedicated The Cosmic Chess Match, to Wayne and the dedication thanks him for getting me through the darkest days of my life, but I digress!

I was standing in a fairly long line at the bank and became impatient as the line was moving at a snail’s pace.  At this point something amazing happened.  The Spirit of the Living God pointed someone out in the line to me and said, Pray for that man!  

But I don’t even know the guy!” I protested.

Pray for him….

So I prayed.  When I finished the short, half-hearted prayer, the Spirit of the Living God spoke again and instructed me to pray for the woman who had just entered the bank.

Reluctantly I prayed again, not knowing what to pray.

The line moved and I finally conducted my business with the teller.  When I left the bank and  got back in my truck, I told Wayne what happened.

“Very Good Marzulli!” he replied.  “The Holy Spirit showed you how to pray without ceasing.  To pray for those around you when prompted by Him, even when you know nothing about the person.

I have carried this lesson throughout my Christian walk and have learned to pray without ceasing.  Now I don’t walk around praying all the time, but I pray at different times throughout the day and they are non-scripted, they are spirit-led.  Here’s what I mean.  There’s a show on the religious channel that features a group of nuns at a convent praying the rosary.  They chant the same prayer over and over again.  These prayers are rote and in my mind boring as all get-out.  We are actually instructed not pray repetitious prayers!

But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  Matthew 6:7

The Muslims pray 5 times a day, but once again these prayers are rote, and they are obliged to pray this way because of the mandate for them to do so.

Contrast both of these with the way the Spirit of the Living God leads us in prayer.  It is not rote, or boring, or predictable.  His leading in our prayer can happen at 3 in the morning, or 3 in the afternoon.  He can bring someone to mind that we haven’t thought of in years and we can intercede for him or her.  He can prompt us to pray for healing, deliverance, finances or a host of other specific needs to target.  One thing is for sure, when led by the Spirit of the Living God, prayer is never boring, especially when we hear about or witness the Lord answering our prayers.

A dramatic demonstration of prayer being answered happened in Watchers 8, when we were in the operating theater.  We were looking for Bill’s implant and had gone over the same small patch of skin, with the wand from an Ultra-sound machine, for over an hour without finding the metallic object.  At this moment, just when the Doctors were considering another X-ray, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to pray, and so I did.  It was short prayer, that went something like this.  Father, if there are forces which are cloaking this object I pray that you would break their power and do it soon.  Less than two minutes later the object suddenly appeared on the Ultra-sound monitor.  The moment was not lost on anyone.  The God of the universe broke the power of the Fallen One who I believe had concealed the implant.  One simple, short prayer, changed the atmosphere and broke the power of the enemy.

In closing todays’ Bun: Our prayers can change lives, heal the sick, raise the dead, mend broken relationships, and forgive those who have hurt us.  Our prayers act as weapons against the enemy of our souls.  Our prayers can summon the host of heaven to come to our aid.  Our prayer-life should dominate our thought-life.  Jesus prayed often and at times during His ministry, while He was on earth, withdrew to pray.  He knew the importance of prayer.

As J. Vernon McGee used to say, Prayer changes things…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on August 17, 2014

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

The Rider on the White Horse Revelation 19: 11-19

11 Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. 12 His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. 13 He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses. 1From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. 16 On his robe at his thigh[e] was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared. 18 Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders; and of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.”

19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the vultures all gorged themselves on the dead bodies.

Rider on the White HorsePlease take careful note of the highlighted text.

The picture on the left is the closest portrayal of what I saw about 32 years ago.  I was a new Christian and had not read the Book of Revelation.  I had no idea of who the Rider on the White horse was.  I was also unaware of the great army, also on white horses, that followed the Rider!

Of course, now I know the Rider is Jesus, but here’s what happened to me 32 years ago.  As Paul would say, whether in the body or out of the body I know not.  All I know is I was taken and I found myself in that army, except the army was not on one plane.  The army was gathered in the shape of a horseshoe, and the horses, because they can fly, were stacked on top of one another.  Jesus was in the middle of the horseshoe and every eye could see him.

So 32 years ago, I believe the Lord took me into this heavily scene.  The first thing I noticed was there were no saddles or bridles.  I was holding onto the mane of the horse and we were riding into the battle of Armageddon.  I was mounted on the right flank and near the top of the stacked army, back about 4 or 5 rows.  The guys in the front were huge, and I remember thinking, don’t mess with them!  Then I was back.  The whole experience was about three seconds.  It was amazing.  I had no idea of what I had just seen so when I saw my pastor I told him what had happened.  He looked at me with a strange expression on his face and then he opened the Bible and showed me the passage that is above.  I was dumbfounded.

I was laying in bed in Pennsylvania a few days after my father had passed away last week.  I was thinking about the next time I would see him, he would be young and more than likely riding into battle with me and a host of others!  As I was thinking and praying the Holy Spirit pointed something out to me.  Now when He speaks it’s not in an audible voice, but over the last 34 years I have learned to listen to him and recognize Him when he speaks.  The conversation went something like this.

What do you think happens at the end of  the battle to the horses?

I have no idea? I replied.

He continued, Those horses are the Fathers gift to you.  The horse you are riding is your horse, forever….

OK.  Let me see if I get this.  The host of heaven is riding in on horses, this is what the passage says, and unless it’s allegorical, which I don’t believe it is, that’s going to be a lot of horses.  Then I started laughing and here’s why.  These horses can fly.  Think about it, the armies on earth are looking up at the Rider on the White Horse, for He is coming out of the heavens!  The horses fly and we are flying through the air with them.  So after the battle is over we will have flying horses to get around on.  I can’t wait!

Now some of you will scoff and tell me I’m crazy, and others will call me a heretic.  That’s Ok, but remember, we are the folks who believe in the virgin birth, floating ax heads, talking donkeys, coins that appear out of a fishes mouth, seas that part, staffs which turn into serpents, men that walk on water, a man who is swallowed by a great fish and lives to tell about three days later, lepers who are instantaneously healed, men who are born blind then can suddenly see and on and on it goes.  Soooo.  Flying horses!  You bet!

 

 

 

 

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