Sunday Bun!

Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12: 2

We are surrounded by mind-thought-pollution. We are immersed in it and we see it in the commercials, TV shows, news items, movies, and at our places work… pretty much everywhere.
We are bombarded with images, thoughts, temptations, vulgarities and every crude and rude comment, story, and coarse joke one can imagine.
This is why we are admonished by Paul to renew our minds. We do this by hitting God’s word first thing in the morning and then, throughout the day, recalling those verses. We do this by singing praise songs or recalling a Bible story or better yet, when God’s spirit, His comforter speaks to us and gives us a “word,” a check in our spirit, guiding our steps.
Paul instructs us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. 
Anakainósis: renewal
Original Word: ἀνακαίνωσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: anakainósis
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ak-ah’-ee-no-sis)
Short Definition: renewing
Definition: renewing; a renewal or change of heart and life. (Emphasis mine)
It’s important to realize the tension we find ourselves living in. We are, as I stated earlier, surrounded by a world which, for the most part, doesn’t want anything to do with the things of God. So as we travel through life it’s important to embrace the tension and yet because of the daily, constant renewing of our minds, to be separate from the perversion and sin which can so easily beset us.
Paul also gives us a punch list.
Philippians 4:8, NIV: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
In other words we are to set our minds on these things. This is an act of will. We choose  the good. We choose to think about what is true, noble. right, pure, lovely, admirable and anything that is excellent or praiseworthy.
Then in Phillippians 4:9 Paul goes on and states this: Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Emphasis mine)
This is a promise of God’s peace being with us as we put into practice thinking on the punch-list in Phillippians 4:8.
Have a good week and stay close to Him who is the author and finisher of our salvation!

Please pray

Hi L. A.,
very quick update.
Phil has been rediagnosed various times.
Downgraded from heart attack to embolism, to no embolism, no heart attack. Now they say it is pleurisy or pneumonia. So now antibiotics and a week in hospital. To watch the diagnosis being reduced was amazing…they were definite about the heart attack and the embolism together and now everything has changed. We are watching the power of prayer,I think.
Thank you so very much.
Best regards
Jackie

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Jane – Battling Cancer

Carrie – drug addiction

Fin’s Mother – In hospice.

Lee – in Hospice

Juan – Venezuela

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Sunday Bun
by
L. A. Marzulli

Matthew 16:13-20New International Version (NIV)

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.”20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

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There’s a lot of “meat” in the passage of scripture and we could spend a considerable amount of time going over this, verse by verse. What I want to call our attention to is the statement made by Peter regarding who Jesus is! When Jesus asks Peter who do you say I am?

 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
This clarifies, for all time, who Jesus actually is. This should clear up any doubt as to Jesus’ identity, where he “comes from,” what His mission is and His claim as the Messiah.
He is the one that mankind had been waiting for and as scripture declares:
He came unto his own, and his own received him not. John 1:11.
Such is the case with many today… they receive Him not. Yet, He stands at the door of our hearts and knocks. However, we have to willingly let Him in. There’s the “free-will” card in play, one of the heavenly protocols set in place, a universal law that is obeyed by both sides in the Cosmic Chess Match.
Remember Genesis 3:15 which, in my opinion, sets up the rest of the Biblical prophetic narrative.
The seed of the serpent will be at enmity with the seed of the woman. He will crush your head and you will bruise his heel.
Peter’s statement points back to the Genesis 3:15 prophecy. The one who will crush the head of the serpent, the one who was sent, has arrived!
Jesus defeated the serpents hold on this planet. He took the title-deed to earth and at some point—and I think it might be sooner than later—He will return to set up his literal millennial kingdom. I’ll close with a statement I’ve made numerous time:
If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him, then, you don’t know Him.
Many people think they know who Jesus is but there’s no personal relationship with Him. In other words they don’t really know Him. Take a moment and think about it. I invited Him in 37 years ago and my life has never been the same. Jesus is the truth, the way and the life. He is the Prince of Peace.
 Maranatha!

 

 

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

Sunday Bun
by 
L. A. Marzulli
Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. Acts 5: 12-16
“Coincidentally,” this was the passage of scripture that I found myself reading, in my morning devotional. I start the day with the word…. always.
Peggy and I were down in Oceanside speaking at The Anchor, where Pastor Levi Moran  has been “anchored” since 2012. He’s a great man with a heart for the Lord and the Lord’s people. I spoke for about 4 hours on Friday night, including some Q & A. Always a privilege to do so.
However, as some of you know I was battling a very nasty sore throat which came out of nowhere and hampered me the entire weekend. I could barely swallow and this kept me up most nights. I was exhausted by the time we left to come back home yesterday.
Traffic was some of the worst I have ever seen it and it took an hour longer than usual just to make it our undisclosed location deep in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, that we call home.
I was lamenting my situation and wondering how long this was going to go on as there was little relief. I was living on Fisherman Friends lozenges and spraying my throat every 15 minutes with a solution of Colidial Silver… without much relief from either.
Around dinner time I stopped in my tracks—I was getting the Bar-B-Que ready and I went into the kitchen and told Peggy.
“Its’ gone! My sore throat is gone! I’m healed!”
I was astonished. Yes, We had prayed and so had others while we down in Oceanside but nothing much had happened. Suddenly all symptoms were gone, vanished.
Now was this malady an attack from the enemy to keep me off guard while ministering at the Anchor? Was it a deliberate attack? I think it might have been.
However, countering the attack, people were praying as I received numerous emails letting me know the folks were not only wishing me well but praying for healing.
I think God acted. I think He showed up and when He does sickness and disease has no place in His space!
He is the God who heals all our diseases!
With that in mind.
Prayer changes things. It does. Thanks to all of you who covered us in prayer.
These folks need a touch too so let’s lift them up in prayer.
Jane: Cancer. Very aggressive brain tumor with no known cure. (There is bitterness in her life)
Richard H.: He’s had a long history of illness.
Richard Shaw: He’s got an eye “floater”and may need surgery.
The Ohio Conference!: The Lord would touch His people.

 

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun.

The BUN!
By
L. A. Marzulli
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: Romans 7;18
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  John 15:5
We live life in constant tension. Here’s what I mean.
We are saved by Jesus’s death on the cross, by His blood sacrifice the price was paid for the sin of all mankind. We are “washed” clean in His blood, which of course, is a great mystery.
We are saved by grace and not of works. We are born again and are new creatures in Christ.
Yet, we sin. As Paul admonishes us we do the things we don’t want to do and then he states this:
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing.
I remember when I first read this I was appalled and angry. I didn’t want to admit this. I thought it was way over the top, and to harsh. Now, after almost 37 years of walking out my salvation I realize all to well how true this statement is.
My first mentor Wayne Kendell used to say this: “Another layer of the onion, Marzulli! Another layer!”
What Wayne meant was that like the many layers of an onion so is the depth of the human soul and with it our depravity. One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we seldom discuss is that He —The Holy Spirit—will lead us into all truth. I believe this can be applied to the “truth” about ourselves. In other words how far our depravity really goes. This is one reason why we as Christians are always under construction.
I have found out and testify here that I can do nothing without Him and that in my flesh  really is no good thing.
Back to the tension.
So while He is making me into the man He wants me to be, I walk with His peace but wrestle with sin. I have to watch myself at all times. I have to check all thoughts. I have to guard my eyes and my heart.
This is why Paul tells us: All creation groans to be set free.
So with this ongoing tension in our lives we learn to rest in Him. We learn to rely on Him. We come to the startling realization that He is the Prince of Peace, the guardians of our souls, the One who was sent to set us free.
He is in the process of setting us free and this takes time. However, at some point, when we rise to meet Him in the air, we will all change instantly. We will be like Him. The tension we now live in will be gone. We will be clothed in our immortal bodies and will be The Lord forever.
In the meantime…  As we live each day we draw close to Him. We acknowledge that we can do nothing without Him. We wait on Him to guide out steps. We present our bodies as a living sacrifice.

 

 

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

The Bun!

I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

John 5:43

There are many different interpretations of this verse. Let’s examine it and see what we can glean from it.

First, Jesus is making a statement, stating a fact. He tells the Jewish leaders, the Pharisees who are gathered and asking Him who he is, that He, Jesus, comes in His Fathers name, i.e. Jehovah.

Remember this, Jesus—Yeshua—means God with us. Interesting yes? We might call to remembrance when Jesus states:  He is from above. Also: Where I am going you can not follow. (At the last supper) Then: If you have seen me you have seen the Father.

It seems very clear that Jesus is making himself known to anyone who has ears to hear. He’s not playing games. In fact,  He backs these statements up by performing miracles, like raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons and controlling the weather—the storm He rebukes in the boat!

Then He states the second fact: … and you do not receive me.

I am reminded of this statement by what Phillip says in regard to Jesus being Messiah: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

The Jewish leaders could not accept Jesus as Messiah. The one statement that infuriated the Jews was when Jesus declared: Before Abraham was I Am.

This is what got Him killed, because Jesus compared himself to the Father by using the word I Am. It was deliberate on His part and once again He states a fact.

Finally we get to the last statement.

If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Some commentators point to this verse as the Anti-Christ. While the Jews have had numerous deceivers and anti-messiahs’ throughout history, I would posit that this verse may point to THE seed of the serpent, the son of perdition, the anti-christ of the last days.

Remember, This man makes a covenant with the Jews to rebuild their Temple. This is how the world will know who the A.C. is. (Of course I hold to the view that the church will be long-gone by this time.)

If this is true that Jesus is pointing to the A.C. as the one who the Jews will receive it is a chilling statement.

In closing the Bun. Do you know Him? Is He, Jesus alive in your heart? Have you invited the Prince of Peace into your life?

If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him, then, you don’t know Him.

Jesus fulfilled numerous prophecies regarding Messiah. When we acknowledge Him who was sent—that He came in His fathers name—and confess our sins we have eternal life. We become born again. If you don’t know Him, I would ask you to sit still for a moment and reflect on todays Bun.

He stands at the door of your heart and knocks, let Him in today…

God is still on the throne and prayer changes things!  Noah Hutchings

Please keep these folks in prayer.

Bonnie’s Daughter, Kristine – Healing from Cancer.

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please pray for my teen-aged son Matthew who though has been home-schooled and brought up in the ways of the Lord is in full rebellion mode (prodigal son BIG TIME) and about to ruin the rest of his life (jail- time) or at minimum be removed from our home by the state. PLEASE pray for him.

Jeff

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Jane – Healing from cancer/Salvation/Forgiveness

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Keith – He lost his wife a little over two months ago.

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For all of our un-saved family members.

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Dear L A –
I just learned tonight that my daughter-in-law, Jackie, has stage two cervical
cancer. She is married to my oldest son, Jonathan. They are both in their 30’s
and have two children, Chloe age 4 yrs and Silas age 18 mos. In addition to
this, Jon just lost his job.
I know that you know people all over the world. I am asking that God’s perfect
will be done for this struggling family. There are also spiritual needs as well.

Sunday Go To Meeting BUN!

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Sunday Bun!

by

 L. A. Marzulli

The Salvation Message?

Recently someone contacted me and stated that someone in their church was wondering why the focus on the Nephilim, UFOs and other supernatural events that are taking place all over our blue-ball-of-a-planet. They went on saying that the discussion of such subjects do not contain a salvation message.

You know what? They’re right. The discussion of UFOs and Nephilim and other seemingly non-related Biblical topics are not directly tied into a salvation message. However, I’ve used my work to point back to the cross as is demonstrated in THE COSMIC CHESS MATCH and the countless interviews I have done. 

The writer of Hebrews admonishes us when he states this in chapter 6:1

New International Version
Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,

New Living Translation
So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.


King James Bible
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

In other words the discussion about UFOs and/or Nephilim are not to be confused with the basic, elementary teachings about humankind’s depravity and our need for a Savior, which of course, leads us to Jesus.

The purpose of discussing UFOs, the Nephilim and other modern-day supernatural events is this. We read in Genesis 3:15 there is going to be a seed war. Specifically the seed of the serpent will be at war with the seed of the woman.

We know the seed of the woman eventually manifests in the birth of Messiah. The seed of the serpent manifests in the Nephlim only 3 chapters later. We also know that the Anti-Christ will be the Son of Perdition. Does this statement denote that this dark figure will be the actual seed of the serpent himself? In other words the literal offspring of Satan?

I would posit to you that we are about to enter into a time in history that is unprecedented. The believe in UFO’s and that the human race was seeded here  by extraterrestrials has in some places, usurped the Biblical prophetic narrative. In other words more people believe in ET than the Bible.

We are constantly introduced to a steady flow of books and movies that have an “alien” theme. Chuck Missler has stated that he believes the Anti Christ may boast of an alien connection.

I have come to call this burgeoning phenomena The Coming Great Deception. So unless we discuss what is manifesting we are not part of the conversation. Unless the church engages in this discussion headlong, many people will believe the lie, and will be deceived.

In closing todays Bun: It is important to remember Paul’s admonishment in Ephesians 6, to put on the armor of God on a daily basis. As we mature in Christ we put on our armor and engage in the war that is all around us. We fight the good fight. We expose the works of the devil. We point out the deception which is coming upon the whole earth.

 

 

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

Hebrews 9:27King James Version (KJV)

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

There are many religions in the world today and some of them have the concept of  reincarnation as a central part of their doctrine. For those of you who don’t know anything about reincarnation it is the belief that a person is judged by his or her actions on the earth and then, after death, they return to earth. Here’s the tricky part, if they did not lead a “good” life a person can come back as a frog, a kangaroo, a leper, or a blind person. Hindu’s in India believe this and this has led to the caste system which are the Brahmans, who are the elites at the top and at the bottom the untouchables. All of this is based on the idea of reincarnation.
The only way out of this seemingly endless cycle of birth and death is to obtain enlightenment. To obtain enlightenment requires a guru and then years of meditation and service to the guru, to break out of the bondage of endless birth and death.
Contrast this to Christianity which tells us unequivocally: and it is appointed unto men once to die but after this the judgment.
There is disparity of thought here and both concepts can not be correct. Here’s something to consider, in Hinduism the practitioner of this religion must somehow do enough good works in order to be deemed worthy to escape the cycle of reincarnation. This begs the question, who is keeping track of everyone on the planet and what kind of measuring system is used? Then there’s the works-trip dynamic to this as each person must somehow overcome the deeds of the flesh and transcend the fleshly/earthly desires.
Contrast this to Christianity which tells us that through Christ’s blood and work on the cross we have eternal life, not through works lest any man boast.
In other words salvation comes through faith in Jesus not good works. Salvation is through our belief in He who was sent, JESUS and died in our place.
When we come to Him and put our trust and faith in Him, as well as confess our sins and our need for a redeemer, we receive the promise of eternal life. It’s that simple. We are born and then the judgement.
Do you know Him?
If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him then, you don’t know Him.
He stands at the door of your heart and knocks. He will not enter until you invite Him in. He loves you. Open the door and receive the free gift of eternal life…

 

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Today’s Headlines or Ancient Events?

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between events prophesied in the pages of the Bible and the headlines we read in today’s newspapers and see on the TV screens. With rare insight and remarkable clarity, L.A. Marzulli rips the headlines off today’s news and joins them with those ancient prophetic texts, providing instruction and enlightenment for people trying to make sense of a world that seems to be spiraling out of control.

For years, L.A. has shared some of his best and most penetrating work each Sunday with his “Sunday Go To Meeting Bun.” This book is a compilation of the “best-of-the-best,” winnowed from his years of Sunday “Buns.”

As you pour through the pages of this book, you’ll soon discover that you will want more – so you will be excited to know that this is just Volume 1.

This is a book you will want to read and then share with others, sparking discussions and encouraging new perspectives on the events taking place in the world around us.

Pastor Mark Conn

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Great idea for a book! I have looked forward on Sundays to reading
your Sunday bun and am happy you now have a book with your timely
perspective. Looking forward to reading my copy and sipping a cup of
hot chocolate! Blessings always!!! Cheryl