Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

BunSunday Go to Meeting Bun

by

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

BunSunday Bun

by 

L. A. Marzulli

Note: The carefully selected picture of the bun to the left to avoid the scrutiny and fury of the Heresy Hunters!  LOL!

I have a friend whose name is David.  I’ve known him for about 35 years.  We used to hang out before I became a Christian and David, along with Wayne—whom I dedicated The Cosmic Chess Match too—acted as a life-line for me in the early days of leaving the kingdom of darkness and being brought into the Light of the Lord’s kingdom.

David is now 61 and he has Prostate Cancer.  He went through a round of radiation treatment and the doc’s thought they got it in time.  Turns out the doc’s were wrong and the cancer has come back with a vengeance.

David can no longer walk and is in the hospital.

I spoke to him yesterday on the phone and I could tell they had given him drugs to help with the pain…. not a good sign.

I don’t know how much longer he has…..

I was troubled by the news and in fact became depressed over it.  David made it very clear that he’s not afraid of dying, as he knows the Lord, but is very concerned for his wife, and who can blame him.

Most of us have had a David, at some point, in our lives.  We’ve prayed and prayed and yet the disease lingers and slowly ravages the body and then, our loved one slips away and we feel the finality of deaths’ sting.  This can test our faith….

When I read the story of Lazarus—which is below—I am encouraged by the fact that Lazarus was already dead three days when Yeshua/Jesus arrived on the scene.  The shortest sentence in the Bible is recorded in the chapter; Jesus wept. 

I would posit Jesus weeps because of the condition of the human race at this point, that every man and women is appointed to die at some point.  Our hope is that there is one greater than death, and, in fact, we are told that when He returns he will put away death.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

When I read this passage it gives me hope and like Paul says:

…that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.… Romans 8

All of us wait for the Return of the King.  We all look forward to the Rider on the White Horse as when He returns He will put away death and what has been the end of men and women since the dawn of creation will cease to have dominion over us.

In the meantime please keep David in your prayers.

The Story of Lazarus:

John 11 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Now a certain man was sick named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.  (It was that Mary who had anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

Therefore his sisters sent unto Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick.”  When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.”

 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. When He heard therefore that Lazarus was sick, He stayed two days still in the same place where He was. Then after that He said to His disciples, “Let us go into Judea again.”

His disciples said unto Him, “Master, the Jews of late sought to stone Thee, and goest Thou thither again?”

Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth because there is no light in him.”

These things said He, and after that He said unto them, “Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awaken him out of sleep.”

Then said His disciples, “Lord, if he sleep he shall do well.”

However Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He had spoken of the taking of rest in sleep.

Then Jesus said unto them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.

And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent that ye may believe. Nevertheless let us go unto him.”

Then Thomas, who was called Didymus, said unto his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” 

 Then when Jesus came, He found that he had lain in the grave four days already.  Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about two miles away, and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary to comfort them concerning their brother. Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him; but Mary sat still in the house.  Then Martha said unto Jesus, “Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died.  But I know that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee.”

 Jesus said unto her, “Thy brother shall rise again.”

 Martha said unto Him, “I know that he shall rise again at the resurrection on the Last Day.”

Jesus said unto her, “I am the resurrection and the Life. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?”

She said unto Him, “Yea, Lord, I believe that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who should come into the world.”

And when she had so said, she went her way and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, “The Master has come, and calleth for thee.”

As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came unto Him.

Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him.

The Jews then, who were with her in the house and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, “She goeth unto the grave to weep there.”

Then when Mary had come where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, “Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died.”

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled,

and said, “Where have ye laid him?” They said unto Him, “Lord, come and see.”

Jesus wept.

Then said the Jews, “Behold, how he loved him!”

 And some of them said, “Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?”

Jesus therefore again, groaning in Himself, came to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

Jesus said, “Take ye away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he hath been dead four days.”

Jesus said unto her, “Said I not unto thee that if thou would believe, thou should see the glory of God?”

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me.

And I knew that Thou hearest Me always, but because of the people who stand by I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.”

And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun

BunSunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

… for nation will rise against nation….

Isis militants slaughter more than 300 Yazidi captives in northern Iraq after thousands were taken captive from villages 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3065517/Isis-militants-slaughter-300-Yazidi-captives-northern-Iraq-thousands-taken-captive-villages.html#ixzz3Z2I95VGb 

The short verse above is a quote from Mathew 24, where Jesus is telling us what will be one of the signs, that we should look for which will indicate His return.

Nation will rise against nation….

The word nation can mean ethos or people.

What we see happening in the Middle East, with the recent slaughter of 300 Christians by ISIL, points back to this verse.

These 300 Christians were killed because they believed in Jesus.  I am reminded of this verse that we find in Revelation:

And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20.

I  do not believe we are in the Tribulation period, as the verse above specifies, but nevertheless, I find the verse sobering and it certainly describes the fate of many of these 300 Christians killed by ISIL.

There is a tension in the world as people—one ethnic group—are rising up against each other.  We see it here in places like Ferguson and Baltimore.  We hear about it in Africa, as we read about the atrocities committed by Boko Haram, who like ISIL, single out the Christians and put them to death.

In Yemen the Houthi’s—an ethnic group in the minority—have essentially taken over the country!

Perhaps the most glaring example is the global rise of antisemitism, where the Jews are singled out and hated just because they are Jews.

Every Friday, in Tehran, Iran, the Iranians come together and shout Death to America!  Death to Israel.  If the American people saw what was happening in Iran, there would be outrage, but our media won’t show these pictures on the news, so the American people remain asleep, which is just the way the-powers-that-be want it.

Instead we get John Kerry telling us the nuclear deal with Iran will happen: If Allah wills it!

I show a clip, in my presentations, from when the Arab Spring swept through Egypt and tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir square and chanted:  To Jerusalem we go, martyrs in the millions!

Once again most Americans are unaware of the true intentions of the Egyptian people, as this clip, which should be run on the evening news, is ignored and so the American people don’t understand the deep hatred of Israel and the Jews by her Egyptian neighbors.

In closing todays Bun:  When the King returns—and it may be soon—all of the hatred between peoples will cease.  All nations will look on Him and realize He is the one and only, true God, the creator of the Universe, the God/man Yeshua/Jesus.

This verse tells us what will happen….

Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;… Revelation 22: 2

He knows the nations rage against each other and this is why the leaves of the trees are used… to heal the nations.  He will bring about peace on earth between ethnicities.  This is the promise.  This is our hope.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

BunSunday Go to Meeting Bun

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. 

You Heard it Hear First!

the implantCommentary & Analysis

by

L. A. Marzulli

Researchers believe a biological revolution enabling humans to experience everlasting youthfulness is coming

 

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/researchers-believe-a-biological-revolution-enabling-humans-to-experience-everlasting-youthfulness-is-coming/story-fnpjxnqt-1227304902553

I’ve been beating this drum for years now and have stated on this blog and in my books that one of the signs which hails back to the Days of Noah is the elongation of life.  It seems like I’m not the only one working on this idea!

The picture above is from Watchers 8.  It shows the implant taken from “Bill,” who was abducted and implanted at age 5 years, he’s now 46.  I have stated in my books that one of the “gifts” ET might give us is an elongated life-span.  Well, here it is, staring at us in 2015.

As in the days of Noah so it will be at the coming of the son of man…. Yashua/Jesus

Man looks at death and is reviled by what he sees.  Death’s finality extinguishes all hope…. unless we know Him who conquered death, when he rose from the dead three days after He was crucified, some 2000 years ago.  (See www.Shroud.com)

We are promised eternal life when we come to Yashua/Jesus.  When we ask Him to remove our sins—all the nasty stuff we humans do—and believe on Him who was sent to redeem the world, we have eternal life.  Not some crazy modern-day-Brahm Stoker-Dracula nonsense, but real, eternal life.

The transhumanists, are working over time to extend life.  Their goal is immortality and Russ Dizdar and Doug Hamp, will more than likely touch on this at the prophecy conference this weekend!

http://www.northeastprophecysummit.org/

When ET shows up, in one-mile wide craft, I would posit they will bear gifts.  The first will be the energy source that makes the craft “anti-gravity” and the second will be couched as a DNA upgrade to extend our life, disease free, for hundreds of years—just like the days of Noah!

When I first presented this my business partner and director of the Watchers Series, Richard Shaw, had a hard time wrapping his head around the concept. Last night he called me all excited about this story!  He thought he was breaking the story to me and when I told him I was blogging about it we both laughed.

In closing todays post.  The implant that we removed from a man who was abducted might change the hosts DNA.  At least that is what I hold to, at the moment.  The Intruders have placed a great amount of time, effort and energy in this program—the implanting of humans with these metallic objects.  They have an agenda and I believe it ties in with the Mark of the Beast, we read about in the book of Revelation.

I’ll be discussing this at length at the conference and I’ll be pointing to this recent post to help validate my theory.

Hope to see you there or perhaps at the Watchers Conference next week!

http://www.watchersconference.com

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

BunSunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

You husbands likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7

This passage of scripture can get both the sexes in a huff.  The women will protest and declare that they are not the weaker vessel, and the men will use this passage to wax superior over the women.  However, after almost 31 years of marriage I have experienced all aspects of this verse and weigh in on it now.

First off:   and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life,

Do we do this?  Do we lay down our lives as Christ laid His down for the church?  Do we grant our wives honor?  Do we cherish them? This is the question that each man/husband must ask himself.

Divorce rates are through the roof and it would appear that marriage is being attacked on all fronts, from the Gay agenda who are force-feeding gay marriage down our throats, to the under 30 crowd which refuses to make a commitment and thus, many are still living at home, or worse living with each other without a commitment, which robs both the man and the woman of a future, as without commitment either party can walk away at any time.

Here’s my public confession and I don’t mind doing this as I know most everyone out there has had the same problem at some point.  I wasn’t nice to my Wifey this week.  I was short-tempered with her and even mean at one point.  All of a sudden I found I could no longer pray.  It was troubling and on my run this morning I was asking Father where I went wrong.

As soon as I asked he began to show me how I didn’t cherish my Wifey, how I didn’t honor her.  I repented and guess what?  My prayer life was restored.  This is the power of the Spirit of the Living God in our lives; to correct us and keep us under construction.  In other words we are being conformed into His image and thus we will be corrected while we are alive in this body on planet earth.

These scriptures we read are alive.  They are there for our admonition and in some cases, like the verse above, they are a warning for us.

It’s up to the man to cherish his wife, to honor her and lay his life down for her.  How many men actually attempt to do this?  This is certainly not taught in our culture and in fact unless a young man is mentored in this he may believe, to his own detriment and that of his future wife’s, the model we see presented in Rap music or flashed across countless movie screens.

In closing todays Bun:  We husbands should honor our wives.  We should cherish them so that our prayers are not hindered!

 

 Hi LA,
I just read your  Sunday post and thought I’d share a thought. I heard a teaching years ago that talked about that ‘weaker vessel’ being more accurately rendered ‘more delicate’, like a beautiful china cup.  Strong and pleasant to behold but for a specific purpose.   And if you remember, God gave woman to His man, to add to what was missing in His man. God even called her his (Adam’s) crowning glory.  Men and women are different, and in marriage, they compliment and fill in the rough edges in each other’s very being. When those edges chafe, it’s time to ask the one who made us to help. You did, He did, and forward you go. It’s all good.*:) happy
Melissa
in Austin,TX

 

 

 

He Has Risen!

AD HE IS RISEN

Thanks to everyone who participated in this tribute to the Future King—soon to return.  The solo’s are incredible and so is the choir. 

12 years ago this Resurection Sunday, in 2003, the Malibu Vineyard Fellowship staged L.A. Marzulli’s incredible opus, He Is Risen, produced and directed by D. David Morin with amazing sets, lighting, and costumes by Joel Daavid.  We used lots of Renaissance art and poigant clips. It ran twice on that Sunday. with an amazing cast and choir, the show was taped twice and cut together to make this video…before the days of HD TV. enjoy. He Has Risen indeed. D. D. Morin