Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

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Sunday Bun

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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

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Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

Why So Many Americans Are Leaving Their Religion

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-so-many-americans-are-leaving-their-religion_us_57bf661ee4b04193420e6df0

Fifty years ago, a whopping 98 percent of Americans said they believed in God. Now, roughly half of those who have left religion behind say they simply stopped believing.

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. “Where is the promise of His coming? they will ask. “Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has from the beginning of creation.” 5But they deliberately overlook the fact that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water,… 2 Peter: 3,4

In my opinion, this headline above is another sign of the times. When we read the scripture above—and remember it was penned almost 2000 years ago—these words of Peter’s seem to jump off the page at us, in what I believe are the last days.
There are many people who scoff at the Bible, at the hope many of us find in Jesus. They are scoffers and in fact a case can be made that many of them follow their own evil desires.
Think of the people who are hooked on mind-altering drugs. I know a young women who is just turning 21.
She smokes pot every day but doesn’t think she’s a drug addict. She scoffs at Jesus, at Christians, at the truth of the Biblical Prophetic Narrative that has brought billions of people hope, through almost 2000 years since it was compiled.
She is a scoffer and because she smokes pot every day, which by the way is likened to witch-craft, she is following her own evil desires. This might sound harsh to some of you and yet, in my opinion, it demonstrates, perhaps in an-all-to-real-way, what I would call the lateness of the hour.
Where is the promise of His coming… of His return?
I would posit that many people have lost faith and one of the reasons for this is that most churches do not teach the prophetic word. They actually stay away from it and in some cases stay away from it  at all costs.
Many people who attend church have no idea of the myriad of prophecies that are shaping up in these last days. I would also put forth that these prophecies, like the Psalm 83 war, and Ezekiel 38, may be fulfilled soon.
They are unaware of our blessed hope, in the return of our King, Jesus. They don’t understand the difference between the church age, the rebirth of the nation of Israel and the soon to be the 7-year-period—the Tribulation— where once again God will deal with Israel and the Jews.
Many churches never sit still and wait on the Lord. They’re afraid to let the Spirit of the Living God come in to the church.
Prayer is almost nonexistent with perhaps less than a minute in most churches. There is a disconnect from anything supernatural. For the most part the church today has a form of religion but denies it’s power.
This is why many of our young people are flocking to the occult and to mind-altering drugs. They are looking for a supernatural experience and not finding it in the churches are seeking it in The New Age, In Yoga, in eastern mysticism, and in mind-altering drugs like LSD and Ayahuasca.
That being said, there are great men who have laid their lives down for the sheep. These are the pastors who struggle daily to bring the word to their flocks. Bully for them.
In closing todays post. The article above is a poignant reminder of how late the hour may be. We’re right on schedule as what was written will come to pass. What was foretold will unfold.

 

 

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

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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

 

 

 

Sunday Go to Meeting 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.