Sunday Bun!

Sunday Bun
by 
L. A. Marzulli
I will be with you even unto the end of the age.  Jesus – Just before He ascended into Heaven.
This is the promise of our Lord and Savior spoken to the Apostles who then watched Him ascend into the clouds and disappear from sight. I can only imagine what the disciples must have thought.
Why is He leaving us now? Why is He going now?  Will He return? What just happened?
It has been nearly 2000 years since He left. Some skeptics will proclaim—just like prophecy indicated they would—where is the promise of His coming?
Then there’s the argument from some folks: Every generation believed they were the last generation so what makes this generation any different?
I think we’re living in a time where we can’t fix what is happening all around us. I think we’re headed toward a climax. I think we’re about to see prophecy that was written thousands of years ago manifest and become fulfilled.
Our Bibles speak of a one-world government and a one-world religious system all under the son of perdition, the Anti-Messiah, i.e. Satan’s man.
I would posit that we’re in a window of time where all of this will happen and it might just be sooner than any of us think.
The good news is the church will be gone. Are you aware that new-agers have been talking about a taking away of the people who are not ready to make the paradigm shift, into the new consciousness? I first heard this about 45 years ago. They have a ready-made excuse for the rapture event.
The other good-news is that as believers we have the indwelling of the spirit of the living God in us. This sets the church apart from Israel, and the “saint’s” of the Old Dispensation under the law. We are under grace, we have the comforter who will teach us all things inside us.
Even so Maranatha!

 

 

 

The Sunday Bun–from Peru

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun 

From Peru!

“And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
Luke 22:44 (NKJV)
Jesus Christ experienced hematohidrosis while praying in the garden of Gethsemane before his crucification as mentioned in the Defenders Bible by Physician Luke as “and being in anguish he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”

I can’t imagine what He went through, what he must have been thinking as he prayed in the garden. As God, He knows all things. He knows what awaits Him. Yet, He knows this is the only way to set the human race free from the Sin-Code and the grip of the Fallen Cherub, Lucifer. As a man he must recoil from knowing the torture he is about to experience.

At some point an angel is dispatched to comfort Him. I wonder what they said to one another because surely there must have been words of encouragement sent from the Father.

He must have been weary and knowing what awaits Him, somewhat apprehensive, manifesting in the blood-sweat. He knows He is The Lamb of God and He is about to take away the sins of the world.

There is also one part of this story that has always intrigued me. Who is witnessing these events and later re-telling them? It’s not the disciples, as they are all asleep? Could it have been Mary Magdalene? Perhaps, as she is the first person He appears to and we know she loved Him and He her. However, there was no DaVinci Code nonsense going on here and He most certainly did not have any form of physical relations with her.

He agonized and then He sets his face like flint and goes willingly to what He was born into this world to do. No man takes His life from Him, He lays it down willingly…

It is by the Blood of Jesus that our sins are forgiven. By His blood we are saved. By His blood we are cleansed and made new. By His blood we are sealed into the heavenly kingdom. By His blood…. By His blood.

Never forget the price that was paid to set us free.

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!

Sunday Bun

by
L. A. Marzulli

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3
We live in a world where the Darwinian paradigm and world-view reigns supreme. This “theory” instructs us that there is no God, no supernatural, no creation, no savior. Instead, we are told life, in its myriad of forms around us, was a product of random chance. That organisms started out as single-celled creatures and then slowly became more complex.
This is in stark contrast to the verse I posted above. We are told that Jesus created all things. That all things were made by Him and without his direct involvement was not anything made that was made.
The Berean Bible Translation states this:
All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
What is the Truth? What world-view is the correct one?
For those of us who believe in the literal translation of the Bible we hold the words above dear to us. We know, that we know, that we know, that Jesus is our creator. That he holds the universe together and at some point he will roll it up like a scroll! (How does that happen? inquiring minds want to know!)
The Neo-Darwinists realize that Darwin’s original theory has a lot of holes in it and so they are looking to the concept of panspermia—the idea that life was seeded here by an advanced civilization from somewhere out  in space—as the new Darwinism.
In this re-working of the worn-out Darwinian theory there are still no miracles, no supernatural, no need for salvation or a savior, no absolutes. That somewhere, in some far-away galaxy, a race of people evolved and created life in a lab and then blasted it out into the universe. By chance it made its way to earth and life began…
Of course this is circular reasoning as it begs the question, where did this so-called advanced civilization come from?
In 2 Thessalonians we are told:
 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2 Thessalonians 2:11
What cause?  because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them.
What is the truth? That Jesus created everything and He came as our savior to set us free.
In short. Much of the human race has rejected the truth and instead replaced it with Darwinian lie.
To wrap it up. The strong delusion is coming and I believe it will be the revealing of the so-called extraterrestrial presence. The big question is this. When will this happen. If disclosure happens with an announcement without huge one-mile craft floating above some city, then what will be the fall out from such an announcement? If, on the other hand a mile-wide craft appears will the church still be here?
I have recently come to the conclusion that when we go up, they show up. When we go up they come down.
The strong delusion is coming. The good news for the remnant who is watching and waiting for HIS return and our meeting Him in the air is this. We won’t experience it as we will have met the Lord in the air. This is our blessed hope.
Maranatha!

 

 

 

Sunday Bun!

Sunday Bun
by
L. A. Marzulli

What Did Mary Know?

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2: 1-5

I love this story. It’s one of my favorite passages in the Bible. Added to this is Mary’s directive to the steward of the wedding feast: “Do whatever he tells you!”
In my opinion I think and believe Mary knew—at least in part—who Jesus was. There’s almost a hint of humor in that line. “Do whatever He tells you.”
Long before this an angel appeared to Mary and told her she would give birth to Messiah. He also instructed her that she would be “overshadowed” by the Holy Spirit. There was also a prophecy that a sword would pierce her heart—this of course is in reference to the crucifixion. (We’ll talk about this next week.)
So let’s examine why Mary might be saying these words to the steward of the feast.
Mary has been living with the creator of the universe for decades. Joseph has passed away by this time and Jesus is more or less acting as the head of the household. The question is this, and I realize I’m speculating here, as there’s no way to really know what happened in Jesus childhood and adult life.
However, Mary must be basing this statement—Do whatever he tells you—on past experience. In other words, how much did Jesus show of his divinity? What did Mary see? What did Jesus do in the way of miracles?
Perhaps it was just the two of them walking to market and like the scene in The Young Messiah, Jesus heals a dead bird. No one knows this  but the two of them. This story is not found in our Bibles but I think Jesus did things that pointed to his Divinity that only Mary was privy to.
Mary knows that he is Messiah, and she has been visited by angels more than once. Who knows what happened in that household when Jesus was growing up?
That being stated. Mary is confident that Jesus can change the situation. He can create “new wine!”
Most of us know the outcome of the story. The water is changed to wine and it is better than the wine that was served first. This is Jesus’ first miracle. So with that in mind when we hear the prompting of The Spirit of the Living God in our lives we should Do whatever he tells us to do. 
Jesus is the creator of this universe. All things were created by Him and without Him nothing that was made was made.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding…
Mary trusted, the steward of the wedding feast trusted and as foolish as Jesus command was—to fill the pots with water—the result was new wine for the wedding feast…. and it was better than the wine that was served first!
Do whatever He tells us to do!

 

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.

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun… Two Kingdoms.

Sunday Bun
by
L. A. Marzulli
We know from the Biblical Prophetic narrative that there are two kingdoms. One is the Kingdom of the Most High God, the other is the kingdom the Fallen Cherub, i.e. Satan.
The currency of God’s Kingdom is faith. The currency of Satan’s is fear.
The hallmark of God’s kingdom is HIS goodness. The hallmark of Satan’s is to rob, kill and destroy.
“Taste and see that the Lord is Good!”
I interviewed John B. Wells for The Watchman Chronicles and John B. stated that Satan is the father of lies and thus, everything is a lie.
A few weeks ago on another installment of the Bun, I discussed the web of lies that engulf some of us. Satan is always lying to us, we can be sure and certain of that. The Bible tells us there is no truth in him (Satan) and that he is father of lies. That’s quite a title.
Can you imagine the lies he told the other angels in order to get them to follow him?
Think of the lie in the garden: You will be like god when you eat of the fruit.
We should never forget that Satan is both accuser and destroyer.
Contrast this to Gods goodness.
I was in the shower the other day pondering this and suddenly I felt the Lord’s presence, His goodness. It was overwhelming. It was wonderful.
This planet is full of the works of The Fallen One, from the poison on TV, to the crimes on the streets,  the dishonesty of politicians,the endless wars, the depravity of the drug trade and human trafficking. In some ways it’s an uphill battle.
The good news is: Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
God is good all the time… period. His goodness leads us and guides us through His spirit. His word guides us if we study to show ourselves approved.
Two kingdoms. One of faith the other fear. One of goodness the other of lies. With that in mind who will we serve? Which kingdom will be part of?
As for me and my house I will serve the Lord!

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun! The Father of Lies

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Sunday Bun
by
L. A. Marzulli

Who is the Father of Lies?

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

I’m reading a novel by Roger Williams entitled, Broken Lies. It will soon be in our book store, as there’s a lot to be gleaned from it. It’s got me thinking and thus, this is the subject of todays Bun.

We know from scripture that Satan, the Devil, is the father of lies. There is no truth in him. Period. This statement, given to us by Jesus, reveals the character of The Fallen One. We also know that Satan is the ruler of this planet and he will continue to rule it until Jesus breaks the power of his reign by  returning to earth, on a white horse, with the armies of heaven. (This is NOT fiction!)

I want to focus on one aspect of this and how it affects our life. You and I have been lied to, throughout the course of our lives. How many of us carry these lies around for years, perhaps even a lifetime, believing in them and never getting free of them. The enemy of our souls, will whisper these lies to us in the form of thoughts. He knows, far to well, how to do this and the lies he plants in us keep us in bondage, keeps us from being who we were meant to be. Then, there are the lies told to us by people we encounter. All in all, we can become a tangled mess.

You may have been told lies like, you’ll never amount to anything?

Your just like your father.

You can’t do that.

That’s just who you are, you’ll never change.

You were born this way. (Think the lie of being born gay here)

They don’t like you.

Your stupid and will never be able to learn.

Your not good enough.

You should never forgive that person because what they did to you was so wrong. 

This list could continue almost endlessly but I think you get the point.

One of the dynamics of The Spirit of the Living God is to break the power of lies in our lives. He does this by revealing the lie to us and how it has affected us. He can do this in a variety of ways, often with a Bible verse, or a dream, or something someone says. Then He shows us how the lie has ensnared us and created a web of deceit around us.

The good news is, we can be free of the lies that are in our lives. We can see them for what they are, and break the power they have over us by the power of His spirit.

In closing todays Bun: My first mentor, Wayne Kendall used to say, Human beings are garbage dumps. This may sound like a harsh statement and the first time I heard it I was shocked by it. However, some of us hold on to the lies and these lies are like spiritual garbage.

Take the time to sit quietly and ask The Spirit of the Living God to show you the lies in your life. Ask Him to remove them. Ask to be set free. Then, give thanks to Him for, if the Son sets us free we are free indeed!

Prayer:

Our President, Donald J. Trump. No Weapon formed against him would prosper!

Jane – For healing from bitterness and anger and cancer.

Keith – Husband of Rose who passed away a while back. For peace during this time or mourning.

Russ – For total and complete healing. That God would send his healing angel to restore him.

Tammy – That there would no more cancer.

Annie – Whose husband, Rick passed away  a while back. For peace during this time or mourning.