Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

BUN!Sunday Bun


L. A. Marzulli

John 8: 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

A new year is approaching and I want to take some time and talk about the stuff we carry around.  My first mentor, Wayne Kendall who passed away last year, used to tell me, human beings are garbage dumps!  Wayne was right, as we have a proclivity to collect “negative” events which happen to us, in our memory banks and hold on to them, sometimes for years, which then turn into decades.

I’ll give you an example.  I’ve once knew a woman, who was very old when I was a teenager.  She was a friend of my parents and she had lost her husband in WWII.  Her name was Doris and I used to cut her lawn and do odd chores for her when I was a kid.  One day when I was in my twenties, my mother said she wanted to tell me something.  She told me through her tears that Doris had told her a secret a few days earlier.  At this point Doris was in her 90’s, and living in a rest home and was close to death.  I sat and waited for her to spill the beans wondering what this kindly old woman could possible be hiding all these years..  My mother told me that Doris had told her she had been molested by an uncle numerous times when she was a young girl and had never told anyone until she told my mother.

In other words, Doris had carried this garbage around with her most of her life and it must have weighed on her and finally when she was at her life’s end she told my mother.  Can we imagine the burden of living with that all of those years?

What are we holding on to today?  What secret sins are there that we hold on to tightly and never confess, pretending to ourselves that God doesn’t see them?  What hurts do we let fester in us and never forgive those who have hurt us?

The good news though, is this!

There is a scripture found in John 8: 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  When we go to Him and tell Him what is going on in our lives, when we’re honest with Him and are not trying to hide, He has the power to free us from the bocage that we are in.   He can set us free from every hurt, pain, bad word said against us, abuse, wrongs and everything else we can think of.  He has the power to do this and it happens supernaturally, as we can not do this by ourselves.

The point I’m try ing to make is this.  What holds us back and keeps us from being the men and women we want to be?  Is there bitterness in our life?  Do we harbor resentment toward someone?  Do we lust after the possessions our neighbor has?  Do we hate the people we work for?  Do we despise a sibling…. The list is endless but the cure for all of this is the same. JESUS!

I will be speaking New Years Eve, at Calvary Chapel, Oceanside,CA and one thing I want to do is have the folks write down on a piece of paper the “thing,” that is holding them back.  Then take the paper and come up to the front and lay it by the cross or communion table and let it go.  Let’s take this garbage—for that is what it is— to the one who is able to set us free and ask Him to do what we can not do.

Why go in to the New Year with the same old garbage?

40 thoughts on “Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

  1. A very important message that I think speaks to all of us. Thank you for this Bun today. 🙂

    Speaking of an important message:

    GEB once again issued the “right boot of censorship” 😉 on this show that you did with Gary Stearman and Doug Woodward recently that really goes to the heart of what you all do in ministry and why. This is a banner show that everyone needs to see and it needs to go wide and far.

    Wishing everyone a blessed rest of the weekend in the Lord. 🙂

    • You’re right, Eric, this is a great show, especially LA’s explanation of why he (and we) study these things, that is in order to not be deceived and help others not be deceived!
      May The Lord of all Truth shed His Light on these matters.

  2. Hi L.A. We are praying for your upcoming trip to Peru. Thank you for the timely Bun. It is so true. It is the word of God.

  3. Perfect bun to start the new year! Blessings and protection to all me dear ones here! I is shaping up to be a doozy of a year…….peace treaty any minute and then………

  4. L.A. Did you get my massage about the strange ocurrance we witnessed on Christmas day! I hope someone else saw this phenomenon . BLACK SWARM not birds not a tornado or dust devil able to change shape from side to side top to bottom and reverse could see it come from out of the cloud! We really are perplexed and the noise we have been hearing often for awhile accompanied this thing as it went away ,kind of like a bottle rocket with no bang at the end. IF ANY BODY HAS SEEN OR HEARD SOMETHING SIMILAR I WOULD BE GREATFULL TO KNOW ! This was in north eastern Colorado.

    • We’ve done this at our church for years – also to write down our prayer requests and place them in a box where it can be prayed over.

      Something I read one time was about a woman who had been carrying a lot of hurtful “baggage” around for many years. One day she decided to get a stone out of the river and wrote all the stuff down on the stone. She then threw the stone out into the river. She said she felt the release in her spirit and a lightness about her that she hadn’t experienced in many years. She was set free! Praise God!!

      Happy New Year!!

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  6. This is also the same type of idea my pastor preached on today as well….God is trying to help His church get ready and prepared for what is coming and for our home going soon. I believe this message is His word for us that will deliver us and cleanse us so we will be able to function in the capacity of the Holy spirit to the degree He has for us in helping bring in a last quick harvest before we soon go home to be with Him . Can’t wait for it. Let’s let Him do this work in us so we can bring Him the treasure of more souls with us when He calls us home. Sometimes the deliverance and garbage dumping seems scary…but the alternative of staying the same instead of letting Him further transform us into His image would be tragic. But praise the Lord He did promise to finish this work in us. Have a wonderful new year everyone, as we go from glory to glory. Amen!

    • Surely this is no coincidence. As I awoke this morning and was contemplating/processing thoughts, I giggled because something that I had totally forgotten in the past came to mind, kind of one of those little things of no great significance, but worthy of repentance. Seems as if for me the dross is bubbling to the top here lately. The Refiner is at work.

  7. I dont know how Elizabeth Smart over came what she did. I’ve never overcame being kidnapped when I was five and I have never overcome what my father has done or what my sisters have done.
    I really get tired of hearing, you just have to forgive or you just have to do this or that……. Its scriptural you must forgive. I know I can read. However it just not that simple. And there are no magical answers.

    Its also not a matter of prayer. I have been praying for 37 years. I truly believe that when you are able to forgive it is supernatural because its not something you can not do on your own. You need help from the father. Im still praying I get that help from the father because it has happened yet.

    • Richard, it sounds as if you suffer from PTSD – the same as battlefield soldiers, UFO abductees and others who had no choice in the trauma inflicted upon their bodies and minds. It isn’t about a “lack of forgiveness” or a “lack of letting go of that stuff people hold onto” – when one has been a helpless victim of the sins of another person. It just isn’t that simple and should never be made/viewed as “that simple”. When a conscious choice is made to forgive someone — you have, in fact, forgiven BUT that doesn’t mean your mind is automatically healed and your memory bank erased. I don’t believe that L.A. meant it was that simple — at least if he did I’d be shocked. For some it might be as simple as throwing a rock into the ocean — but that would be the exception rather than the rule. I also suffer from PTSD — it wasn’t my choice — it wasn’t due to unforgiveness — and it danged sure isn’t from “not letting go” ’cause I’ve laid it a Jesus feet so many times He must be tired of seeing me — but am I “free” yet? Don’t I wish!! It certainly isn’t from lack of trying — I’ve fought this battle for 13 years and I’m tired — I want to be better — I want release. I want to wake up pain free — there is nothing (short of rapture) that could make me happier!!

      Do not allow yourself to be made to feel guilty or inadequate by anyone else who obviously doesn’t have a clue what your psyche has suffered. We are not robots or machines — instead we are a wonderful complex creature that God created. I’m certain the battlefield soldier would welcome ‘release’ from what they suffer — just as you would welcome that same release. And you are so correct — it just isn’t that simple and it isn’t that easy. I’m not saying that God cannot heal — because Yes, He can! But God does NOT make the choice to heal EVERYONE. Jesus did not heal everyone that needed/wanted healing during His earthly ministry.

      It took me a long time to accept that — especially after hearing one too many Christians say, “If you haven’t been healed it’s because you just don’t have enough faith!” Balderdash!! I’ve had the faith and the desire to be healed for the last 13 years. Not a day goes by that I don’t storm the door of Heaven with my request to be healed — but God has chosen to allow me to continue to suffer a life of never-ending neurological pain — and rheumatoid arthritis got added to it about three years ago. Do I deserve to suffer?? Is it my choice to suffer?? Not anymore that the next person or the one who suffers from PTSD — but do I feel God has failed or that I have failed — heck NO! And I don’t believe that you have failed or that you deserve to suffer (and sometimes the mental suffering is much more difficult to bear than the physical pain! Unfortunately, we are told there will be suffering in this world — I believe Jesus said, “In this world you WILL have tribulation — but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.”

      We have to hang on to that thought — that we, too, will overcome this world. Get your chin up, Richard and a tough alligator skin that doesn’t allow yourself to be hurt more (by other’s comments) that you already have been. I know not everyone understands what I am dealing with on a day in day out basis — that is THEIR problem and I will not allow them to make it mine. I have enough to deal with trying to overcome the physical and emotional pain I deal with 24/7 — I just look around and wonder how many others could deal with my burden if they had it — and you must do the same. Jesus will see us through. He understands what it’s like – remember Gethsemane?

  8. Baggage, yeah there’s a lot of baggage in the world of the “homeless” … kicked out of Eden.

    We’re part of a reality which ultimately may best be described as a plague infected, vermin infested, radioactive garbage pile — because of sin. And that includes everyone. “There’s none righteous, no not one — for all have sinned…” We’re the carriers.

    This world (and even this creation) is a wasteland — like the aftermath of a Fukushima or a superstorm (…or soon, a Damascus). Without Christ there’s absolutely nothing worth saving. We don’t get to take anything out. If you believe the Bible — in due course it all gets burned away. Empty dreams, broken promises, “wood, stubble, and hay.” The only good choice is triage and escape.

    Body ruined, hanging on the cross, Jesus said,
    “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they do.”

    Dying from stoning, Stephen, calling upon God, said,
    “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
    And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice,
    “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

    Most don’t know what’s coming and the part they played in the consensual delusions of their day — or they wouldn’t try to hang onto them. Especially when there are treasures in heaven instead. Christ showed us the better way.

    Revelation 12

    And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,

    Now is come salvation, and strength,
    – and the kingdom of our God,
    – and the power of his Christ:
    – for the accuser of our brethren is cast down,

    (which accused them before our God day and night).

    And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,
    – and by the word of their testimony;
    – and they loved not their lives unto death.

    • We are the sons of the King of kings. Contemplate it, comprehend it, rejoice in it.

      But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
      1 Peter 2:9

    • “we” the human race vs. “we” the saved (children of God through Christ)

      Romans 8:21-24

      Because the creature itself also shall be delivered
      – from the bondage of corruption
      – into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

      For we know that
      – the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
      – And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
      – even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
      – waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

      For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope:
      – for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

  9. “Let go and let God”
    A story I read awhile back seem to fit here.
    A women trapped in a burning building stood on a ledge, several stories from the ground. even when the fireman climbed the ladder to get her, she would not release her grip from the ledge; she remained frozen in fear.
    finally, after the fireman talked to her firmly but gently, the women understood he was there to help. only when she let go and released herself into his care was she saved from the flames.
    It’s only when we let go and let God that we can be saved, and free of all are baggage .He longs for us to release ourselves into His care.
    F orwarding
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    Great bun today L. A. God Bless you All.

  10. Thanks for sharing that story pastor LA; Very timely bun message as I am dealing with issues with a sibling as I write this. It’s so hard to forgive and lay it on the alter when the other person is so full of vile hatred. But then again if it was easy to forgive then it wouldn’t be such an issue, unfortunately forgivness is a very difficult thing to do when every fiber in your body wants to strike back when you feel you have been wronged. It’s so difficult to swallow your pride and be passive with someone thatcomes against you to cause you harm and strife in your
    life…its difficult to crucify your flesh and be obedient to the Lord’s command of forgiving and loving your enemies….I’m not quiet there yet, but thankfully God’s not through with me, I’m still a work in progress.

  11. I needed to read this Sunday Bun. I know I probably say this very thing every Sunday Bun. But! This one hit me hard. I have a lot of thinking, praying, and changing to do. A daily struggle for me is past sin and not just forgiving others, but mostly forgiving myself. I weep out of frustration with my inner feelings and thoughts that leave me constantly disappointed in myself. Thanks for sharing and always being honest God’s way.

    • “” (transcript excerpts)

      Because most people don’t understand what forgiveness is.

      Forgiveness is actually releasing the pain in the memories.
      Unforgiveness is the anger, resentment and the bitterness, those toxic negative emotions.

      If those toxic negative emotions are there, there is bitterness, there is unforgiveness.
      And when we’ve forgiven, truly forgiven, those negative emotions are gone.

      So really people through a four-step process of:
      – I purpose and I choose to forgive, and
      – I cancel Satan’s authority over me,
      – I command that fear to go or that shame to go, and
      – I ask God to come and heal my heart and heal my body,
      ….and Lord, tell me your truth about this negative emotion.

  12. t’s moon-day and o’dark-thirty once again in the pagan states of amerika.

    Gold prices continue to fall as 2013 loss nears 30% – @MarketWatch

    Long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million amerikans expired saturn-day – @CNN

    Mexico is deadlier than Iraq? Mexican Government: 16,736 Murders in 2013 – @Breitbart

    Sun has ‘flipped upside down’ marking the mid-point of the 22 year magnetic pole cycle – @NASA

    The soviets poured at least $1 billion into developing mind-control weapons – @News-Com-AU

    Removal of chemical weapons from Syria will miss deadline -@NBCNews

  13. Follow-up to Paul McGuire’s explanation…
    …about the prophetic significance in Time’s Square preacher David Wilkerson’s death.
    (as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Jonah were likewise used for signs)

    “That Wilkerson showed the way in which the leadership of the amerikan church is eliminated”
    – falls asleep at the wheel
    – veered left into an oncoming tractor-trailer
    – no safety belt

    Keith Green – Asleep In The Light…

  14. For the record:
    The murders of innocent civilians in unending or undeclared wars are crimes against humanity and hate crimes.
    Those who make and execute such policies should be tried, convicted, and imprisoned.

    “I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on” (Heather Linebaugh – The Guardian)


    “WAR IS HELL, Soldier don’t say suicide…there is peace like a river” (Russ Dizdar)

    • G’Day, Nomemoleste.

      I was fortunate to have been introduced to a video of a Derek Prince presentation, many years ago. Wise words spoken in Mr Marzulli’s Sunday Bun, and very wise words here from Mr Prince in the above video. I feel better already! 🙂 Thanks, mate! Good work!

      Glory to the Living Father!

      God Bless!


      Ps… The LORD works in his perfect timing… Now, I have a much better idea of what to say to my ex-girlfriend (and not the bitter stuff that’s been an easy habit!) 🙂 It’s good to turn back toward God.

      Belated Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you, Nomemoleste, and all here at L.A.’s website.

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