Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

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Sunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father. John 8: 34 – 38

I want to spend some time today on this one verse, which to my way of thinking is amazing, as it is a promise of being set free.

Being set free from what?  Jesus tells us in the first verse: Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

So here’s where the rubber meets the road.  My first spiritual mentor was Wayne Kendall.  He used to say that human beings were garbage dumps.  When I first heard this I was taken aback by this.  However, after walking with Yeshua/Jesus under the power of the spirit of the Living God for 35 years I now believe, more than ever, that Wayne’s words are true.

A person, going through one day on this planet can pick up all sorts of garbage, they can hear words spoken against them, hurtful words, which can weigh the down.  They can get mad at someone, or an argument can turn ugly and leave two people estranged.  A person can seek escape from these things through drugs, alcohol or pornography. I have been told that over 30% of pastors, in this country are addicted to Porn.

http://www.expastors.com/how-many-pastors-are-addicted-to-porn-the-stats-are-surprising/

What I’m getting at is this, life is full of situations, circumstances which, if left unchecked can lead us down a path which leads to bondage.  The good news is this:

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 

I have stated this before and I said it again last night at the conference.  35 years ago I was a drug taking, fornicating, guru worshipping, occult practicing heathen and God—the real one—picked me out of the mire, forgave my sins and set me on the right path.  By the way, He continually guides me, as like most humans, we all have a proclivity to stray off the “path”!

Are you addicted to drugs?  He can set you free!

Are you bitter?  He can set you free!

Are you angry at something that happened long ago?  He can help you forgive and set you free.

Are you addicted to porn?  He can set you free.

Whatever the human condition is—and all of us have a condition! (LOL)—Yeshua/Jesus can set us free from the bondage of that condition, which is sin.

This is the miracle of being a Christian.  This is what turned the world on its head almost 2 thousand years ago.

I wrote in last weeks Bun, that if you think you know Jesus but you don’t know Him, you don’t know Him.  It’s true!  He is the Prince of peace and only He can bring the peace in our lives that passes understanding.  Only He can set us free, by the power of the Living God, from the bondage of sin.

He loves us.  He loves you and knows all of the “garbage” that you carry around.  He can set you free and give you a new life, free from the pain and the hurt.  Free from the addiction, free from what weighs you down.

You can know Him by asking Him into your heart today because: if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Go To Meeting Bun

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Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

If you think you know who Jesus is but you don’t know him, you don’t know him…. L. A. Marzulli 2015

I spoke at CERO last week and we had a good crowd.  Most of these folks who came have experienced the UFO phenomena up close and personal.  They attend these meeting because there is a camaraderie there, as others have been through what they have been through.  They can talk openly about UFO sightings, or being abducted, probed, experimented on and whisked away, against their will, at all times of the day and night.

I was speaking to a man who told me I was a good showman.  I replied to him that there was no show, what I expressed in my presentation was from my core values, my worldview, the paradigm I embrace. He then asked me if I was a Christian and believed in the Christian mythos, and not missing a beat challenged me stating, if he didn’t believe in Jesus would he then be going to hell?

It’s an old argument and the other side uses it to make those of us who believe in the Biblical narrative seem foolish and petty and worse of all judgmental.

I replied by saying this to the man:  If you think you know who Jesus is but you don’t know him, you don’t know him! 

My statement stunned him and then I was able to talk about the depravity of human beings i.e. our sin.

When we step back and look at this simple statement—If you think you know who Jesus is but you don’t know him, you don’t know him!—it is true.  Here’s what I mean.

We can say we know how a car runs but unless we understand what a combustion engine is and how it works we really don’t know how the car runs.

In a similar way, there’s a lot of people out there who think they know who Yeshua/Jesus is but in reality they don’t have a clue, as they don’t know him.  They have no idea of who He is and in many cases they have never read the Biblical narrative—the Gospels—which describes all the amazing things He did while he walked with us almost 2000 years ago.  They have no personal relationship with Him.

On top of that, they have never come to grips with their own depravity, their sin, the nasty stuff we all do.  They think they have no need of a savior and so have never asked the King of Creation into their hearts to heal them, to take the pain away, to restore their souls.  Thus, they don’t know him, they are not born from above and so don’t have a clue of who He is and unless they come to Him they will in fact, die in their sins.

Are you one of those people?  Do you think He is reflected by some of the hucksters on so-called Christian TV, promising riches for a seed-faith offering?  Do you think he was a ruse from Satan to deceive the Jews into believing in a false Messiah, as many Jews are taught today? Do you think he is somehow likened to the current Pope?  Do you believe He was just a good man?  Do you equate him with something horrible that happened to you when you were in Sunday school and perhaps you were molested by your pastor, teacher or Youth group leader?

He is none of those things.  He gave up His life to redeem us and He stands at the door or your heart and knocks.  If you think you know Him but you don’t, you are missing on experinecing life more abundantly…that will continue eternally.  He loves you and knows you better than you know yourself.  Yet, if you don’t know Him, you don’t know Him.

16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.17“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.… John 3: 16

He is standing at the door of your heart and waiting for you to invite Him to come in…. Ask Him to forgive your nasty things, your sins and then confess with your mouth that He is who He says He is, The son of the Living God.  If you do this, then you will know Him.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Bun

BunSo God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27

We are all made in the image and likeness of God…. period.  The moment we move away from this fact we create the problems that face us in today’s world.

It is God who made us and in His sight we are all equal.  It doesn’t matter what the color of our skin is, or if we’re tall, or short, fat, or skinny, or blue.  It doesn’t matter.  When we look at another person, no matter what he or she looks like, we must remind ourselves that that person is made in the image and likeness of God.  If we practice this how can we have a racist bone in our bodies?  If we embrace this, how can we fall into the trap of thinking one race is superior to another?  If we set the word of God in our hearts and it allow it direct us, we will only love all we come in contact with, no matter what they look like.

We live in a broken world and last weeks shooting in Charleston was tragic.  Please keep the church and those who lost loved ones in your prayers.  One nut-case, high on drugs, given to him legally, through the Big-Pharma system, acted out of hate and I believe demonic whisperings.  There’s no other explanation.  He didn’t come into this world with this hate, he was taught it.  It was nurtured in his mind and then leached into his soul and finally he acted on it.  He sought out others who hated as well and in some way this boys’ mentors are responsible for the killings too.

Darwinism doesn’t teach equality, it expounds survival of the fittest.  In fact Hitler used Darwinism to proclaim that the Jews were of an inferior race and this eventually led to the Holocaust. (see Ben Steins movie Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed.)  What happened in the USA in regard to the slavery issue, as well as the genocide of the Native American, all stemmed from straying from this divine proclamation that all men are created in the image and likeness of God.

In last Sunday’s Bun, I discussed the question regarding how much technology would make it into the Millennial reign, when the King returns.  I would venture to say here, that there will no place for bigotry or racial hate, when the King is ruling for 1000 years.  Remember that there are billions of people here when He returns with the armies of heaven.  How will he rule?  Do we really think there is going to be secret Ku Kulx Klan meetings?  Will there be room for groups like the New Black Panthers?  Will antisemitism exist when the King himself is the Lion from the tribe of Judah?  I don’t think so.

In closing todays Bun.  The creation groans to be set free and we do as well, as we await the return of the King.  In the meantime we should look at everyone we meet, as made in the image and likeness of our creator, the one true God, Yeshua, Jesus.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  

Happy Fathers Day on the Summer Solstice – The longest day of the Year!  

House Cleaning!  NOTE!  We are waiting for the books—On the Path of the Immortals—to arrive from Tom Horn’s warehouse and there has been a delay!  Please be patient as we’re doing everything we can to ship them out as soon as we get them!  L. A. 

Noah Hutchings went home to the Lord….

Dear Friends,
Some of you already know, but I wanted to make sure each of you had this information:
Noah Hutchings went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 17, at 3:45 p.m.  He died of kidney failure and pneumonia.  This great warrior for God lived 92 fruitful years, and worked at SWRC for 64 years, producing over 100 books, thousands of radio broadcasts and leading over 50 trips to the Holy Land, until he was deposed about three months ago.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Bethany, 3800 N. Mueller, Bethany, Oklahoma.  He will be buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, 6001 N.W. Grand Blvd.
I appreciate the prayers and loyal friendship each of you have rendered toward Carol and I during this painful, yet peaceful season of life.
David Schnittger

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun

BunSunday Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

How much technology will be left after the Tribulation period and what will we do with it?

When we read the book of Revelation, penned almost 2000 years ago we discover that 1/3 of the waters are turned bitter:

 A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. Rev 8:11

1/3 of the trees and grass are destroyed:

The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Rev. 8:7

With the current population at over 7 billion, over 2 billion people perish from the earth.  

A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. Rev 9:18

True to Yeshua/Jesus words: Unless those days were shortened no flesh would survive…

The question I have been pondering as of late is this; how much technology that we  use now will actually be “allowed” in the Millennial age.

Think about it for a moment.  Will TV still function?  Will we still have the telecommunications system—the Internet—that is in place as I write this?  Will airplanes still fly?  Will Cell Phones function?  You get the point.

How much of what we see right now in modernity, and have come to rely on, will make it through the Tribulation period?  Will any technology be present in the millennial kingdom or will it all cease to exist?

I believe that those of us who come riding into the Battle of Armageddon, with Yeshua/Jesus, will keep our flying white horses, but what happens in the aftermath?  What will be left of the world as we  know it today?

Will Yeshua/Jesus use some of the technology that exists, or will he eliminate it all?

We know from scripture that every person on the planet will see the two witnesses in Jerusalem.  When this was written it seemed like fantasy, yet in modernity we know that this is easily accomplished through our satellite network. In other words, most everyone has access to the Internet or Television. so the words penned by the prophet almost two thousand years ago, could certainly be taken literally:

And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.”10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.” Rev. 11:9

In closing todays Bun.  We don’t have all the answers and don’t see how everything will play out.  However, we know that Yeshua/Jesus will reign as King over the earth.  At this point, when He returns with the armies of heaven, those of us who are with Him, have glorified bodies, i.e. bodies that can no longer get sick, age or die.  We are immortal and I believe we will help with the clean-up of the planet, as much of it lays in ruins.

I also would suggest that in helping with the clean up we might be able to do so using what we would call supernatural means.  In other words we will be like the angels and thus be able to manipulate matter and energy just like we see the angels do all through the Bible.  Think of the angel in Peter’s jail cell.  He opens the cell door without a key, and then switches off the guards so everyone is asleep and then, opens the prison gates!  Astounding.  Think of Phillip, after talking to the Ethiopian eunuch he is taken and transported to another town!  Think of Jesus feeding the 5000 with just a few loaves of bread and a few fish.  Will the kingdom operate in what we would call the supernatural and thus the technological wonders we have today become archaic?

Lots to think about and  ponder….even so Maranatha!

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

BunSunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42

And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. Mark 13:37

The above words are from the synoptic Gospels found in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.  Here we see Yeshua/Jesus admonishing us to watch for the signs that will bring about the end of the age.  The wars and rumors of war, famines, pestilence, earthquakes in diverse places and troublesome time. 

With that in mind I wonder how many people on this planet are watching?  Gary Stearman sign off the new Prophecy Watchers TV show by saying: Keep watching everybody!

There are around 7 billion of people on the planet and out of that 1.8 billion are Christians.  Out of the 1.8 Billion people, I wonder how many folks know about the prophecies found in their Bibles?  How many pastors teach these prophecies which are a command from the King himself, warning us, admonishing us to watch and be ready!

Last year I was at a conference and the key-note speaker was telling everyone the church had to take control of the 7 mountains of culture, banking, education, entertainment, family, government, media and religion.  I do agree that as Christians we should strive to  be the best we can be in whatever mountain we find ourselves put in.  However, there are some who are saying that before the King returns we must take dominion over all the mountains!  Here’s where I disagree.

We are told by Yeshua/Jesus what the days will be like before He returns.  We are admonished by Him to watch and be ready.  Does the church, at large, heed these warnings, or are they to  busy with programs and business to realize we might be in the window of time that directly relates to the prophetic words of the King.

When we look at what is happening on our planet, and we can do so because of the advance in communications, we see all of the warnings by Yeshua/Jesus manifesting everywhere.   The wars and rumors of war, famines, pestilence, earthquakes in diverse places and troublesome time. 

How many Christians don’t want to hear about the above warnings?  How many people are watching for the son of man’s return?  How many of us are ignoring these words at our own peril?

Added to this is the hint from Yeshua/Jesus that: It will be like the days of Noah when the son of man returns!

In closing todays Bun.  Where is the promise of His coming?  He is long-suffering, and patient.  He is also aware of the time and will not be late.  I would posit that we are in the window of time where the Lord’s return must be soon, as with all the genetic tampering going on, if He doesn’t return soon, there might not be a human being left!

The Days of Noah were perhaps the most troubling of times on the planet.  It was when the Fallen Angelic host of heaven came to earth and had sex with the daughters of men creating the hybrid Nephilim—the Fallen Ones.  Is this happening today?  The short answer for me—based on years of research—is yes it is.  However, it is a bizarre, twisted path that a person will follow to see what the dark side is cooking up in hell’s kitchen, as Russ Dizdar likes to call it.

I believe the signs are here.  We are at the end of the age and I for one grow weary of the perversion and wickedness that I find myself surrounded by.  Our hope is in His return, as when he does come back, everything changes.  The system that has enslaved this world, as well as the evil Prince of this world, Satan, will be done away with.  It is our only hope….

 

 

 

 

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

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