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

 

 

 

Sunday Bun

BunSunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

23This is the LORD’S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. 24This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25O LORD, do save, we beseech You; O LORD, we beseech You, do send prosperity!… Psalm 118

Every morning, the moment in which I find myself awake, I say the above words of the psalmist, to myself.  I start the day by giving the Most High God the recognition he is due.   This psalm is a proclamation, a statement of faith.

This is the day the Lord has made:  We give the creator, Yashua/Jesus, the credit for the day, the creation.  In other words as John tells us:  Through Him all things were made and without nothing that was made was made.  

We’re not giving the credit to Darwinism, or the theory of evolution, but the creator of the universe, The Living God, who spoke everything we see into existence, from the galaxies spinning around in a cosmic dance above us, to the ant crawling on my kitchen counter scrounging for food.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  This next sentence is an admonition for us to rejoice in the fact that we are alive and “vertical,” and filled with the promise of another 24 hour period in which anything is possible!  We are told to be glad.  How many of us awaken to find ourselves in sickness, in financial trouble, without a  job.  In spite of our circumstances and the trials we face, we are told to rejoice and be glad. We are told:  All things are possible with God….

When we take this promise as a fact and couple it with the admonition of rejoicing that we are alive on planet earth and have another day to walk about in His creation, this should kindle our faith.  It should lift our hearts and minds and give us peace that He is in control and will work on our behalf.    

O LORD, do save: What do we ned to be saved from?  Our habitual sin?  Bitterness, anger, malice, lust, covetousness?  The list is almost endless.  When we cry out to Him who is greater than anything we face, He is faithful to save.  It might not be in the way in which we imagined, but when we look back we can see His hand was guiding us and in fact, His footsteps were next to ours as we walk through life.

Send Prosperity: This is not a name it and claim it statement where we proclaim we will get a new house or a new car, but rather:  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8: 28  Father will prosper us in the way.  Think about how many areas of our lives this includes.  Our marriage, our relation with our children, our business, our ministry, our golf game!  LOL!  He will work everything to our good, if we trust Him.

In closing todays Bun.  Life can be hard.  It can be filled with trials.  However, there is a time when we enter into His rest.  With that in mind, let us rejoice that we have another day in which to see our Father work in our lives through Jesus, and the power of his mighty spirit.

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

The Nephilim Agenda Conference ended last night.  It’s been good to see Randy and Caspar and Mike again, as well as meeting some new folks.  I gave three presentations and will speak again this morning.  We head out to New Mexico on Tuesday, and will be spacing at Calvary Chapel East, Wednesday night, and then head up to Dine Baptist Church in Farmington NM, on Friday night.  Please keep the Dizdar’s in your prayers, as Russ was not able to speak at the conference and he was sorely missed.

Here’s a chart from Clarence Larkin, one of my favorite dispensational teachers!  This will stir the pot a bit, as it were, as he points to the Genesis 1:1 scripture and believes, as I do that the earth was re-created.  Like Larkin, I believe something cataclysmic happened on the earth and it was destroyed.  The bottom line for me is this, we really don’t know.  If we are intellectually honest, we begin to realize that there are several positions one can hold in regard to the creation of the earth.  There are those who insist that what we read in Gen. 1: 1 is the first creation of the earth, and then there are those who believe in a re-creation.  What I like about Larkin is that we can see and grasp, at a glance, through his illustration, the progression of the earth with the climax being the creation of a new heaven and earth.

 

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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

The Battle is in the Mind

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippine 4:8

Have you ever watched what you’re thinking about during the day?  Have you ever written every thought that came to mind?  My first mentor, Wayne Kendall used to say, the minds of  human beings are garbage dumps.

When I first heard him say this I recoiled and spent time defending my position, that we’re basically good and were not in any way refuse!  That’s when Wayne told me about taking inventory.  After a few hours I realized Wayne was right, as I began to see the garbage in my own life.  This garbage can be hurtful words that a second teacher spoke over us, or something a parent said that devastated us.  It could be that we were bullied as a youngster, or later in life bullied by an employer.  We hold on to this garbage, and it resides in us and it stinks.

The good new is we do not have to hold on to the garbage.  That we can be clean when we come to the savior of our souls, Jesus.  He can sweep our house and rid us of the garbage and we become a new person, just like the scripture tells us we are;  you are a new creature in Messiah, old things have passed away. 

However, the enemy four souls, will never let us really forget about the garbage and in fact, he will spend a good deal of time trying to put the garbage back into us.

Let’s take a moment and examine what Paul admonishes to do, and that is to place our minds, to actively engage our minds, on thoughts that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of virtue, and praise think on these things!

We become what we are thinking about.  We eventually act on those things we dwell on.  We are either slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness.

Paul admonishes to pray without ceasing.  I’ve written about this before and I’ll address it briefly here again.  Last week I asked everyone to pray for the Dizdar family.  All through the day and night the Spirit of the Living God would remind me to pray and I would do so.  My praying was not rote, nor was it forced into a time constraint, It was not flowery or filled with thou’s and thee’s!  It was from the heart and it was led by the Spirit of the Living God.

Here’s an example of keeping the garbage out.  If we find ourselves watching a TV show and we become captured by it and find that it is affecting our walk, turn the stinking thing off and spend time in the word.

If we’re watching a movie in a theater and scenes are beginning to compromise our walk, get out.  Flee!

I never went to see Maleficent, even after we had purchased tickets, because The Spirit of the Living God gave me a check and told me not to go.  I obeyed.

Are we thinking about things we shouldn’t be thinking about?  Only each person can answer this, but as the Word tells us, he knows our thoughts.  

In closing todays Bun.  Think on thoughts that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of virtue.  We should dwell on these thoughts and rid ourselves of the destructive thoughts that are either clamoring for attention or still needed to be cleansed.  One last item.  The enemy will always bring up an incident that we’ve already cleared out and try to tell us we’re dirtbags, and sinners of the worst sort, and accuse us over and over again.  The good news is Jesus paid the price, once for all men and women, and our sins are forgiven.  We are not garbage, but sons and daughters of the living God!  Amen!

 

 

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

by

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.

 

 

 

 

Sunday go to Meeting BUN!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

Who is speaking into our lives?  Whose voice do we listen too? 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.
When we read the above scripture by Paul it is very clear that if we are in the Messiah we are a new creature.  In essence, when we become born again, we are filled with the Spirit of the Living God, who will teach us in all things and we become a new creature, which is under construction until we leave this earth.
However, the enemy of our souls, The Fallen One, seeks to rob kill and destroy us of our destiny.  He will whisper in our minds and sow seeds of doubt, uncertainty and fear.
With that in mind we need to take inventory to see whose voice it is we are listening to, or who is speaking into our lives.
I run almost daily and it is my private time with the God of the Universe.  Sometimes during the onset of the run I’ll get a condemning thought, something like: You really  blew that relationship didn’t you…. (This accusation may point to an event that happened decades ago, but that’s the way the enemy works, he truly is the accuser of the brethren.)
Well, guess whose voice that is? At this moment, I have choice to either listen to the voice of the accuser or pray against it and realize that I’m a new creature in Christ and in spite of my failed relationships and the sin in my life: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Let’s take some extreme examples.  If you were a prostitute and were delivered from that sin and are now born again and spirit filled, do we really believe that the enemy of our souls is NOT going to bring your past up over and over again?  Can you imagine the guilt, the condemnation, the depression those accusations would bring?
This is why it’s important to understand and know that no matter how depraved our sin is, He forgives us and no matter how broken we are, He can heal us.  He loves us just where we are and as we move forward under the power of The Spirit of the Living God—the Holy Spirit—the things that held us in bondage, no longer do.
Whom the son sets free is free indeed!
We have a choice to choose who we will listen to, what thoughts we will entertain what other thoughts we will pray against.  It is literally a moment by moment choice that all of us in these there dimensional-biological suits, are faced with.
When the Holy Spirit brings something up in our lives that needs to change we must learn to heed His voice and while we are faced head on with our sin, know: that there is now no condemnation for those who are in the Messiah!
In closing todays Bun.  The enemy will always condemn us, that’s his nature.  The Spirit of the Living God, while pointing out areas of our lives that need to change, will do so in a completely different way, then by the power of the living God, we will change into the new creature that Messiah promises us we will be.
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”
 
Pray Request:
Please pray for baby Ethan who was just born and is experiencing seizures that the doctors have no idea why they are occurring.  I’ll post more on this soon, but in the meantime pray.  There is a history of UFO encounters in the family including abduction.  Please pray…..