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L. A. Marzulli

Philip goes to Azotus!

And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

I was reading this passage this morning and I decided to comment on it on the BLOG!

I want to call your attention to this verse: the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus,

I love it! The Holy Spirit moves Philip from one place to another, literally miles away from where Philip was with the eunuch! How does that work?

Our Bibles are full of supernatural occurrences which transcend time and space. How was Philip moved? Was some sort of vehicle used like a “divine taxi” of sorts? Was it like a star-trek transporter? LOL! (I’m kidding) Did an angel carry him from one place to another?

How long did it take to travel from one place to an other? Did time stop? Did Philip find himself instantly in Azotus or did a duration of time pass? (People back then did not have watches…!) Did Philip transcend our space-time continuum? It seems to me that he did. God is the author of time and thus has no problem transcending its bounds!

All to often we read our Bibles and fail to grasp the supernatural aspect that is found all throughout its pages.

God is still on the throne and He can move us from one place to another if He chooses to do so, just like Philip. When He shows up, everything changes.

With that in mind. Some of us may need to be re-located in our thinking, in our ministry,  in our workplace. Father God knows this and just like Philip has the power to transcend all our circumstances.

This is the God of our Bibles. This is God we serve. He is holy, might and awesome in His power.

Maranatha!

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

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Sunday Bun

by 

L. A. Marzulli

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.
When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. John 21: 1-14

I’m sure that some folks who read this will most likely think to themselves: There’s goes Peter, acting like a fool, throwing himself into the ocean. Good grief!

I thought about this passage all week and here’s the reason why. The scene, of course, is after the resurrection and Peter is told by John, It’s the Lord!

Peter has spent the last three and a half years as Jesus’s disciple. He has seen everything imaginable, from multiplying fish and loaves which feed 5000 people, to Jesus Walking on the water.

He’s seen prophecy fulfilled, as with the events of the crucifixion. He’s travelled through time, as he sees Jesus standing with Moses and Elijah discussing his “date” with destiny in Jerusalem.

He’s watched Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead. He’s seen blind eyes open, and mute lips speak.

He’s seen storms calmed and he’s paid his taxes by pulling two gold coins out of the mouth of a fish he’s caught—and all because Jesus told him he would find the gold coins in the mouth of a fish!

He’s walked next to Jesus from the Galilee to Mount Hermon.

He’s seen the crowds, seen the worship of the people, heard the dissent of the skeptics and watched the people try to make Jesus King.

He’s seen Jesus grow weary and pray and he’s watched Him weep.

Peter knows who Jesus is and his spirit-man, every ounce of it in him, wants nothing more that to be next Him.

He knows that he is a sinner, like the rest of us, but he also knows his redeemer.

He’s seen him several times now after the crucifixion, once in the upper room, which must have been overwhelming, as it was just a few days after Jesus’s death. Peter and the other disciples thought all was lost and then, when it seems completely hopeless, Jesus walks through the walls and appears to all who are gathered in that room.

In the scene above, Peter is doing what he knows best, he’s gone fishing. Perhaps to get away from everything, and maybe just to clear his head, to sort things out.

When he is told by John that Jesus is on the shore. The last three years he spent with Jesus, click like a row of dominoes toppling over and Peter throws himself into the Sea. He can’t wait for the boat to get to shore. He must get near to the one whom he knows is the God of the universe, the one he loves.

How do we react to this story? Are we expectant? Are we looking forward to  His return? Are we looking for our blessed hope, when we are snatched away to meet Him in the air?

I truly believe I too would have dived in the water had I been in that boat.

But here’s another take. When I’m speaking at conferences I have to be really careful when I talk about The Rider on the White Horse. If I’m reading from Revelation 19, I almost always lose it.

There’s a reason for this.

He is my savior. My redeemer.

The one who holds my times in His hands.

He is my King but also—incredibly—my friend. Go figure.

He is the one I am waiting for and I know I will see Him, I will greet Him in the air.

I will get my white horse and ride with my King into the battle that defeats the god of this world.

When that happens, when we ride with Him to the great battle, and the evil one is finally dethroned, I will bow before, Jesus, the King of King and the Lord of Lords, but in the meantime, my spirit calls to Him as loud as it can! MARANATHA!

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun

Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

Jesus – Son of Man, Son of God.

One of the big differences from Christianity and other religions, is that our Christian faith proclaims Jesus was both God and man. This, of course is a mystery, and I don’t pretend to fully understand it. Unlike the many guru’s, avatar’s, and founders of other religions, Jesus stands alone and unique above them all. Here’s a few reasons why.
Jesus loved people and wherever He went he engaged with the common people of the day. Everybody He came in contact with were changed, from Tax collectors to Pharisees, like Nicodemus.
Everywhere He went in His short “ministry” on earth people were healed. Think about the man born blind, whose eyes He opened, the lepers that were cleansed, the man whose withered hand was restored, the paralytic man who got up and walked, the  woman with an issue of blood that had been going on for years, set free from her infirmity, Lazarus who He raised from the dead, the water changed to wine at the wedding feast, the 5000 people who were fed from a few loaves and fishes.
He walked on the water, calmed the storm that I believe was sent to kill Him, paid His taxes with gold coins that appeared in the mouth of a fish, cast out a legion of demons from the man of the tombs and transported a boat from one point to another in an instant!
Then, He gave himself up as a sacrifice for all men and women through all time for the remission of sin. Three days later He rose from the dead!
There has never been anyone like Him before or since. He stands alone and unique in the history of the world.
When the gospels or good-news were written down there were no cathedrals, popes, countless Christian denominations, monks with funny haircuts, nuns in long, black-gowns living away in cloistered convents. There were no rosary beads, no confessionals, no stained glass windows, no Sunday church services, no Bibles as we know them today, no seminaries.
The apostles wrote down the accounts of what they had seen, what they has lived through and their accounts differ slightly from one another but they are true.
They wrote about the miracles they had witnessed first hand. They created an account of the life of the God-man, Jesus, which has been read by billions of people for almost 2000 years since He walked the earth.
In closing todays post. Jesus loved people and engaged them wherever He went. He is alive today and He wants to engage us wherever we are, no matter what is going on in our lives.
If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him, then, you don’t know Him.

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L. A. Marzulli’s

Speaking Schedule 2016

January 15 -17: Reno Nevada appearance livingwaterssparkschurch.org I will be speaking Friday night and then two sessions on Saturday followed by a Q & A.  Sunday morning on Prophecy!

February 5: The Anchor – www.theanchoroceanside.com

February 19 – 22: Beit Tehila Congregation Topraise.net

March 18-20: Dallas Prophecy Watchmen Conference! http://www.hearthewatchmen.com

Remember to sign up for live streaming of Hear the Watchmen visit http://www.hearthewatchmen.com/#!live-stream-hear-the-watchmen/wdudm

April 1-3: Burnsville North Carolina

http://www.ffcn.org/

April 27 – 30 – Supernatural Crossroads Conference.  https://pxd.us/?p=1034

Supernatural Crossroads Conference 2016 Camby, Indiana

July 15-17 – Prophecy Watchers Conference.  https://prophecywatchers.com/product/rocky-mountain-international-prophecy-conference-registration/

Fountain ot Life

September 16-18: www.fountainoflife.church

Fountain Of Life Church – Regina, Sask. Canada – Michael Pedersen, Pastor

September 30 – October 2: Hear the Watchman Conference – Knoxville Tennessee. http://www.hearthewatchmen.com

October 21-23: Freedoms Light Conference http://www.freedomslightchurchofgod.org/#!sapc/f0c2b This year’s 2016 conference at Freedom’s Light is this October on the 21st – 23rd! Times are from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  One ticket covers one admittance.  Seating is limited! This years speakers include L.A. Marzulli, Russ Dizdar, Caspar McCloud and Bill Flynn!
October 28-30: Strategic Trends Conference w/ Chuck Missler! https://koinoniainstitute.org/conference/
November 4-6: Deception in the Desert!
Pastor Billy Crone,  L. A. Marzulli www.deceptioninthedesert.com

Deception in the Desert B2-2

I will be leading a “tour” out to the border of Area 51. We’ll most likely go to The Little Ali-Inn, which I’ve been to before. It’s a good place to congregate. Then, depending on weather, we’ll do some sky-watching.
L.A. Marzulli shares the platform with a variety of speakers and does not necessarily endorse any unless specifically noted.