Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

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L. A. Marzulli

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.17The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2: 16

We are strangers in a strange land.  As beautiful as this planet is, it’s not our home.  However, while we are here and in these bodies, which are in a fallen state—don’t believe me…. watch the 6 o’clock news—we are pulled in a lot of directions.  This is why Paul admonishes us to take every thought captive.

Falling in line with this exhortation from Paul, John exhorts us to watch and be on our guard, for three things, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life.  I want to touch on all three of these aspects of what we deal with as human beings.

the lust of the flesh:  First off the flesh always wants to lift itself up.  It always wants to be “me” first.  A great example of this is watching a three-year old,  it’s all about them!  However, some people never grow out of that phase and spend the rest of their lives wanting more and more and more.  They are never satisfied.  As my first pastor told me once; how much is enough…. just a little more.  The flesh can never be appeased and is at war with us.  As Paul states: In my flesh is no good thing.  He knows of what he speaks, as the works of the flesh are contrary to the works of the Spirit of the Living God.

lust of the eyes: This works in tandem with the lust of the flesh.  What we see we want.  We covet, we desire, we look with envy or lust, we become jealous and on and on it goes.  This is why when these thoughts happen, and if we are honest they do, we put them at the feet of the cross.  We die to them daily, as they go nowhere and will eventually burden us down.  How many of us rejoice when someone we know get’s a new house or car or promotion?  See what I mean?  I’ve seen people’s eyes—which are the window to their souls—flash with envy while their mouths congratulated me.  This is who we are.

the boastful pride of life: I made this!  This is mine!  I am a success!  I accomplished this! LOOK AT ME!  It’s easy for us to get puffed up with the pride of life and believe we are responsible for our success.  Yes, we work hard and apply our minds and bodies to whatever it is we are working on, but true success comes from our Father.  It is He who blesses.  It is He who allows us to prosper.  It’s very dangerous for anyone to look around at what he or she has and believe they are responsible for it.  This is why the 24 elders cast their crowns at the One seated on the throne in the Book of Revelation.  They know who it is who created them and allowed them to prosper in the way!

In closing todays bun.  All of us struggle with the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, but the good news is this.  If we are born from above the Spirit of the living God, His Spirit will: teach us in all things!  He will comfort us and instruct us.  He will reprove us when necessary and will lead us into His presence with singing.  We learn, as we walk out our salvation with fear and trembling, to overcome the flesh and walk in the Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

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by

L. A. Marzulli

Psalm 118 is packed with lots of good “stuff.” For example:

Psalm 118:14   The LORD [is] my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.

There’s a lot of comfort in knowing that He is our strength, especially in times of diversity, but this verse only applies to someone who knows who the LORD is. When a person becomes born from above, we are ushered into an entire different reality. Most of us before we come to this point rely totally on ourselves, as we take pride in being self-made and self-reliant.  However, when one becomes spirit filled, he or she is introduced to the reality of the spirit world. We learn that there is a “cosmic” war raging that has been continually prosecuted in the heavenlies, ever since the creation of man. We get glimpses of this war in Daniel, the Gospels, and of course the Book of Revelation. We also learn that the weapons against the enemy of our souls, are not carnal, in other words guns, spears, swords and your own fists won’t work against a supernatural entity!

There are some Christians who wonder where this battle takes place. Simply put, it takes place in the mind of the believer. When Satan entered Judas his point of entry was Judas’ thought life, i.e. the mind. So it is with us today. James tells us the way this works. I’ll paraphrase here, first we get a thought in our minds. Then, we entertain it. Finally we act on it, and if left unchecked can lead to both spiritual death, and in some cases, physical death as well. All of that to say this, that we need weapons in our arsenal to combat the thoughts that come into our minds. We need to check those thoughts against , The Bible or The Guide Book to the Supernatural, and what does not measure up to what it says, needs to be stopped at the door of our minds and forcefully ushered out. So how do we engage in this warfare? By knowing what the Guidebook says about certain situations. Once we know the Guidebook, and are trained in what it says, we can then arm ourselves with the weapons to counteract the fiery darts that the enemy will throw at us. Here’s an arrow, for our spiritual quiver that is found in Psalm 118. I have incorporated  this “arrow,” into my arsenal, because it is both a statement of faith and also a proclamation of victory. I would suggest that you commit this to memory so that you can use it when you are pressed in on all sides. The verse is this:

Psalm 118:17   I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD. 

It’s almost to simple, isn’t it? But let’s take a moment and look at what it declares. First off, it is a proclamation of victory. In other words death is not an option I will entertain, but life will be the outcome, thus, I shall not die but live! No matter what is pressing in on us, uttering this in our minds, speaking it out loud, declares victory over the situation that may seem overwhelming.

The second part of the Psalm points to the future, that because we live, we will declare the works of the Lord! I have also learned to substitute a variety of verbs in place of declare, as it amplified the phrase. For example. Extol the works of the Lord. Sing about the works of the Lord. Remember the works of the Lord. Think on the works of the Lord. Walk in the works of the Lords. It can go on and on, if you let it! The point is this, that we repeat this phrase, this weapon, in spite of the circumstances that we are surrounded in. We state out loud and also repeat it over and over again in our minds, that we shall not die, but live!

The enemy wants to rob, kill and destroy us, so what else should we expect? Psalm 118, can arm us with a powerful tool to destroy the works of the devil, which is what every one of us are called to do while we are here on earth!

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See you all tomorrow! L. A.

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

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by

L. A. Marzulli

Be still and know that I AM God.

I was recently in a church where the “pastor” stood in front of the congregation and told everyone to begin to speak in tongues.  The entire place exploded in a cacophony of voices.  I turned to the Wifey, shook my head, and stated this was unbiblical.

There are those, especially in the Hyper-Pentecostal church, who will disagree with this.  However, when we look at the scripture in 1 Corinthians 14: 23 If therefore the whole church be assembled together and all speak with tongues, and there come in men unlearned or unbelieving, will they not say that ye are mad?

So there we have what the Bible says about everyone speaking in tongues together. We can tap dance around this and tell each other that this scripture didn’t apply to the corporate church, but I believe it’s very clear.  The gift of tongues, when manifest, must have an interpreter, period, and the congregation is not to speak in tongues all at once.

27 If any man speaketh in a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that in turn; and let one interpret:

28 but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Then there are those who insist that these gifts passed away in the first century, and won’t move in the gifts at all.  However, there is nothing that states the gifts have ever left the church…. For the most part they have either been dormant, or abused.

Back to the church service:  What was interesting to me was nothing happened after the outburst.  There was no move of God.  However, just before the outburst the congregation was sitting still, in silence, and was waiting on Him. We weren’t trying to manipulate anything, or storm the gates of heaven.  We were still before Him.  I spoke first, as the Spirit of the Living God gave me a short word: Praise God the giver of Life. 

Then, someone else added to it.  All in all, about 30 people participated and everyone’s words were an insight about our Father.  In other words what we experienced was a Bible study about the attributes of God.  It was wonderful, and the people moved in the gifts of the spirit.

The churches, for the  most part, have forgotten what it is like to sit before the Lord, to be still and know that He is God.

Most churches never practice this, so the folks never actually hear from the Lord in a service.  They are never trained corporately to be still.  When and if it happens, most are uncomfortable with it.  We’re so used to being entertained, to have something going on, a program, the morning announcements, the special offering song, the worship team playing the latest “hits.”  While all that is part of our services, we neglect the basics.  Most churches have less than 30 seconds of prayer each week.  Most churches never are still before the Lord, and certainly won’t allow any “outburst” from the congregants.

With all of this said, I would state that we live in a time where we have a form of religion but deny it’s power, Just like Jeshua/Jesus warned us would be the case in the last days.  The power comes from when the spirit of the living God, shows up.  You and I have nothing of ourselves.  We can’t manufacture the presence of God.  There’s no magic formula. There’s no set way to bring it in except to be still.  In other words by emptying ourselves of our agenda and being still before the living God, we are then allowing His Spirit to move, to teach, to admonish, to warn, to utter prophecy, to have a word of healing.

This is what happened in the first century church and we read about it all through the Book oF Acts!  The people waited on the Living God and lives were changed and transformed.  Oh that our churches would abandon their seeker-friendly programs and their rigid structures, and Be still and know that He is God. 

Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

23This is the LORD’S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. 24This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25O LORD, do save, we beseech You; O LORD, we beseech You, do send prosperity!… Psalm 118

Every morning, the moment in which I find myself awake, I say the above words of the psalmist, to myself.  I start the day by giving the Most High God the recognition he is due.   This psalm is a proclamation, a statement of faith.

This is the day the Lord has made:  We give the creator, Yashua/Jesus, the credit for the day, the creation.  In other words as John tells us:  Through Him all things were made and without nothing that was made was made.  

We’re not giving the credit to Darwinism, or the theory of evolution, but the creator of the universe, The Living God, who spoke everything we see into existence, from the galaxies spinning around in a cosmic dance above us, to the ant crawling on my kitchen counter scrounging for food.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  This next sentence is an admonition for us to rejoice in the fact that we are alive and “vertical,” and filled with the promise of another 24 hour period in which anything is possible!  We are told to be glad.  How many of us awaken to find ourselves in sickness, in financial trouble, without a  job.  In spite of our circumstances and the trials we face, we are told to rejoice and be glad. We are told:  All things are possible with God….

When we take this promise as a fact and couple it with the admonition of rejoicing that we are alive on planet earth and have another day to walk about in His creation, this should kindle our faith.  It should lift our hearts and minds and give us peace that He is in control and will work on our behalf.    

O LORD, do save: What do we ned to be saved from?  Our habitual sin?  Bitterness, anger, malice, lust, covetousness?  The list is almost endless.  When we cry out to Him who is greater than anything we face, He is faithful to save.  It might not be in the way in which we imagined, but when we look back we can see His hand was guiding us and in fact, His footsteps were next to ours as we walk through life.

Send Prosperity: This is not a name it and claim it statement where we proclaim we will get a new house or a new car, but rather:  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8: 28  Father will prosper us in the way.  Think about how many areas of our lives this includes.  Our marriage, our relation with our children, our business, our ministry, our golf game!  LOL!  He will work everything to our good, if we trust Him.

In closing todays Bun.  Life can be hard.  It can be filled with trials.  However, there is a time when we enter into His rest.  With that in mind, let us rejoice that we have another day in which to see our Father work in our lives through Jesus, and the power of his mighty spirit.

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun! Why Israel – Why Now?

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L. A. Marzulli

(Note – Here’s the new image for the Bun!)

 

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.  Zechariah 12:3

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  Zechariah 12:9

Israel Timeline

 

 

Why the global attention on Israel and why is it happening now?  Isn’t it interesting how Antisemitism is on the rise?  Isn’t it amazing how even portions of the church are proclaiming that the Jews that are in the Holy land are not the real Jews.

Obama wants Israel to  go back to the 1967 borders which would be national suicide.  The Palestinians call out for a homeland but a case can be made that Jordan is that homeland and as Joseph Farrah of WND puts it:  There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of 1 percent of the landmass.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2000/10/1696/#cD9tu12HjeKA6BMS.99

Think about it.  Israel is the focus of international scrutiny.  The Iranians want her wiped off the map.  HAMAS and Hezbollah have vowed not even one grain of sand will they give to the nation of Israel.

There is a supernatural reason for what we see and it is because we are headed to The Time of Jacobs Trouble, in other words The Tribulation.  All the signs are here, the signs that Jesus warned us would precede His second coming; wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilence, earthquakes in diverse places and troublesome times.

The present administration sent it’s lackey’s to Israel in an attempt to sway the election and not being pleased with the results, Obama now threatens to go before the United Nations in an attempt to once again divide the land.  (Keep your eye on the New Madrid fault-line if this happens)

Israel is now gathered back into her ancient homeland, just like Bible prophecy declared, centuries before.  The Most High God is about to deal with her.  She is now surrounded by nations that will coalesce into a confederacy and attack her, but she will be victorious.

In closing todays Bun:  The hatred of the Jewish people has a supernatural origin and it is this.  The Messiah came from the root of Jesse, He was a Jew and he destroyed the works of the Fallen One, on Calvary.  He opened the door for all the people of the world to be reconciled with the real God of the universe.  When we call upon his name, Yashua/Jesus and ask Him into our hearts, our sins are forgiven and we have eternal life.  This is the good-news!  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

The Nephilim Agenda Conference ended last night.  It’s been good to see Randy and Caspar and Mike again, as well as meeting some new folks.  I gave three presentations and will speak again this morning.  We head out to New Mexico on Tuesday, and will be spacing at Calvary Chapel East, Wednesday night, and then head up to Dine Baptist Church in Farmington NM, on Friday night.  Please keep the Dizdar’s in your prayers, as Russ was not able to speak at the conference and he was sorely missed.

Here’s a chart from Clarence Larkin, one of my favorite dispensational teachers!  This will stir the pot a bit, as it were, as he points to the Genesis 1:1 scripture and believes, as I do that the earth was re-created.  Like Larkin, I believe something cataclysmic happened on the earth and it was destroyed.  The bottom line for me is this, we really don’t know.  If we are intellectually honest, we begin to realize that there are several positions one can hold in regard to the creation of the earth.  There are those who insist that what we read in Gen. 1: 1 is the first creation of the earth, and then there are those who believe in a re-creation.  What I like about Larkin is that we can see and grasp, at a glance, through his illustration, the progression of the earth with the climax being the creation of a new heaven and earth.

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.  1 John 2;18

John, the beloved apostle, wrote this almost 2000 years ago.  He warns those, who would read his letter, two important points to consider.  The first, is the antichrist is coming, and the second, that it is the last hour. 

When we read this we wonder how can almost 2000 years go by and still The Lord tarries, where is the promise of His coming, as Peter would write to us in another epistle?

Peter also instructs us:  But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 2 Peter 3:8

Are we in the last hour as John warns us?  Has this last hour continued for almost 2000 years?  Is the antichrist—what I would call the spawn of the Fallen Cherub—alive now on the planet?

Last Sunday we saw what I would call a Luciferian spectacle at the Grammy’s.  The week before we had Katy Perry’s Illuminati half-time show, at the Super Bowl, complete with references to the all-seeing-eye, as well as the woman who rides the beast.

We are far down the rabbit hole and I would go out on a limb and posit that the antichrist is most likely alive and well and living on the planet.  Think about it.  With the telecommunications that link us globally, the Super Bowl show was seen by millions of people all over the world. With that in mind the imagery that we see in both the Super Bowl, as well as the Grammy’s, is deliberately crafted and those who have given their lives to the Fallen One know the lateness of the hour.

Katy PerryThe audience, at the Grammy’s sang Highway to Hell, complete with glow-in-the-dark devil horns that were given out to the audience.

Note the picture with Katy Perry giving “homage”  to the horned one with her hand signs.

This is how far we have come.

I believe there is a cadre of men and women who know this is the last hour, except they hate Yashua/Jesus, they hate what he stands for, they hate the God of the Bible.  They believe Lucifer-the Fallen One—is really the good god.

Chris Blake stated this in Watchers 5, when he talked about the group known as, The sons of the Nephilim, who at some point will place their elect man, the antichrist, in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and this man, will proclaim himself god.

The Nephilim were the sons of the fallen angels that we read about in Genesis 6.  In Genesis 3, we hear from The Most High God, that the seed—of the serpent—will be at enmity with the seed of the woman.  This sets up the final end-times scenario where we will see the seed of the serpent i.e. the antichrist manifest on this planet.

In closing todays Bun: The antichrist is the seed of The Fallen Cherub and he will embody all of the power and authority Satan can give him.  He will rule over the earth.  I can’t help but think we are in the window of time where he will be made known to the world at some point in the near future.  I also believe the church will not see him revealed and for that I am grateful.  In the meantime we need to pray and stand strong and understand the tenuous time we are living in…. this is the final hour.