L. A. Marzulli
Thou Oh Lord are a SHIELD about me. (Psalm 3: 3)
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psalm 18:2)
When the enemy comes in Like a flood, the battle belongs to the Lord… (1 Sam. 17:47)
When we are attacked by the enemy of our souls, the one who comes to rob, kill and destroy us, we are admonished, by Paul, to put on our armor. (Read Ephesians 6) This is something I do daily and sometimes throughout the day. When we put on our armor we are putting on Jesus. He is our salvation, our righteousness, our truth, our peace, the author and finisher of our faith, and He is The Word of God.
There something else that hit me when I was going through a very severe attack recently. These usually come as unwanted thoughts and can be very disconcerting as they come from nowhere. These are, in my opinion the fiery darts that Paul talks about.
These thoughts had come in like a flood and it was at this moment, The Spirit of the Living God impressed upon me this praise song: Thou oh Lord are a shield about me. Then, He gave me the other two scriptures.
What impressed me was this. The Lord Himself is our shield. He is the one who covers us as we are really no match for enemy on our own. It is His power, His might that we call upon. It is His battle not ours. Yes, we have authority in Jesus. I understand that, but in the end it is He who is our rock, our high tower, our fortress, who is a shield about us.
So with that in mind. Whatever it is that faces us we must understand that He is our shield. He will protect us and save us and He will present us before His presence with singing.
Are you being attacked? Pray out loud: Lord, be my shield today. Cover me. Set me apart and bring your peace to me so that I may serve you and the people you bring across my path.
Thou, Oh Lord are a shield about me!
Please continue to pray:
Jane – Healing.
Rose – Healing.
Rick – Healing.
L. A. Marzulli
What is prayer? It is taking our requests to the God of the Universe. He hears them and answers them, sometimes in ways that confound us.
Prayer is not some rote repetition like saying the “rosary” with a gazillion hail-Mary’s or mindless mantra like the Hindu’s repeat over and over again, or bowing before some idol, fashioned by the hand of man.
Prayer is communicating our requests to the Lord of Hosts, the King of Kings, the one who fashioned us, the keeper of our souls. As Noah Hutchings’ used to say: “Prayer changes things.”
Sometimes we don’t know what to pray about. We can be faced with a situation that overwhelms us. Recently a fellow Brother in Christ, wrote a nasty hit-piece on me in regards to the Fairy that we debunked. Now on the one hand I don’t want to curse this person or wish him any ill will, but on the other, what he said was beyond the pale. I talked to my Elder Brother, Gary Stearman about this and Gary suggested I say this: Lord, render unto this man according to his works. That works, as it takes me out of the equation and puts the matter in the hands of the Living God. What I love about this prayer is that it puts the onus on the Lord and not on me.
This is true of other situations that can come into our life. There can be people at our work-place that have a anti-Christian spirit on them. They can be a thorn in our side. This is where this prayer comes into play. We don’t want to curse, we want to bless, but when someone is doing something that is blatantly wrong, we learn to turn it over to God and let Him take care of it.
Then there’s the situations that are completely overwhelming. Someone we love gets cancer, someone suddenly dies, a loved one is in a horrible accident. We often wonder why God allows these things to happen. This is where our trusting in Him comes into play and this is not an easy thing to do. Chuck Missler recently lost both his wife of decades, as well as son, all within a few months of each other. When I was sitting with Chuck at the recent K-House Conference I asked him if he had any suggestions, words of encouragement for my ministry. Chuck would not let go of my hand and he stated this. “God has an unfulfilled desire. He desires our trust. “
Think about this. When our lives are going well and there’s money in the bank and food in the frig and the bills are all paid it’s easy to give thanks and rest in the Lord. On the other hand ,when we’re faced with adversity it can be very hard to trust.
When our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia years go—she’s a survivor and is now 26—it threw our household into disarray. I look back and wonder how we got through this time. It was hard and there were times when my Wifey would cry herself to sleep. God brought us through, as He has time after time.
But then there are the situations that happen where it seems like God is far away, like He has abandoned us. Life can appear hopeless, and we can despair of life altogether. At this time we must rely on God’s word and put up our shield of Faith knowing that He cares for us. We must continue to pray and praise Him. We must stand and after doing everything we can, stand.
Prayer changes situations. Prayer is our offensive weapon against the enemy. Prayer is what we do all day long, every day. Prayer is good and the churches should do a lot more of it than the 2 minutes each Sunday morning. Think about it. The body of Christ is gathered together and we have an opportunity to pray collectively. To bring our voices and prayers in unison over situations. What an opportunity and yet most churches don’t engage in prayer.
With that in mind. There will be a few thousand people who will read this today. Let’s pray…
Rose needs our prayers as she has cancer and is not eating. She’s losing weight. Her husband has quit his part-time job to take care of her. This is a dire situation.
Jane has a brain tumor and both she and her husband are not believers. They need prayer for salvation, and healing. She has been diagnosed with less than 2 years to live.
Rick who has lung cancer is in a lot of pain.
Let’s remember to lift these folks up throughout the week as prayer changes things….
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…
The perfect gift for someone you love…
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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
L. A. Marzulli
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
The other day I went out for my morning run—I’m up to almost 6 miles now!—and as I was running I was thinking about the fact that Jesus never sinned… not once! I compared this astonishing fact to my own life, realizing that I sin throughout the day in a variety of ways. Oh, and by the way so do you! LOL
Think about it for a moment. Someone cuts you off on the freeway. A mechanic charges you double from what his estimate was. Your wife accidentally backs into your car in the driveway, so now there’s two cars with dents not just one! Your child talks back to you. A secretary at work dresses provocatively causing you to have lustful thoughts—there’s a novelty! LOL! You see someone you still hold a grudge against after a decade of trying to forgive them. The list is endless and I could spend thousands of words listing all of the things we humans do, which the Bible tell us is sin.
Then we compare all of our faults, shortcomings, and sin to Jesus life and we realize that He never sinned, not once, not ever. Incredible. How did He do it? Some of you will say when Jesus drove out the Moneychangers from the Temple that was sin. Not so fast Citizen! There is righteous anger which is not sin and this is what Jesus was operating under.
Jesus mission, His overreaching goal in life was to act as a sacrifice for the sin of all mankind, from Adam to the distant future when He will return. He accomplished this when He gave His life for everyone at Calvary. No one took His life from Him, He laid it down by His own will.
1My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.… 1 John 2:2
If we are honest, this entire affair is a great mystery. However, Jesus atoning sacrifice is rooted in the Biblical Prophetic Narrative, which states in Genesis 3: 15:
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
This is the first prophecy of the promise of Messiah. This statement sets up rest of The Cosmic Chess match, the rest of the narrative that we find in our Bibles, the one who will crush the serpent’s head.
To do this, He had to be without sin and this is why He is called The Lamb of God. Jesus is the SACRIFICIAL Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
In closing the BUN. We will all die in our sins unless we come to the one who has the power over sin. The one who can set us free. The Messiah, Jesus.
If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him, then you don’t know him. He loves you and gave His life for you, and me and every person on this planet. He is the way the truth and the life. He is going to return soon and set up His kingdom! Maranatha!
Sunday go to Meeting Bun
L. A. Marzulli
At Some Point in the future…
The King of Kings will return and he will be seen by everyone, as every eye will see Him.
The wars will stop.
The earthquakes will stop.
The Jews will look upon Him whom they have pierced and mourn for Him.
Every knee will bend and every head will bow in His presence.
Darwinism will never again be spoken of.
Abortion clinics will be no more.
Porno houses will be shut down.
Diseases will cease.
The god of this world will be bound for 1000 years.
There will be no more hunger.
The King will rule from Jerusalem with a rod of iron.
The nations will bring their offerings to Him.
The curse that is between the animal kingdom and human beings will be no more.
Angels will walk amongst us.
There will be one common language on the earth.
The Millennial Kingdom, with Jesus ruling on earth will be for a thousand years.
(I’m in an undisclosed location and might not be able to blog for a while as Internet will become sketchy. L.A.)
L. A. Marzulli
This will be a different Bun. Perhaps a Bun that most of you won’t want to read.
A Bun that doesn’t point to scripture but perhaps points to how far down the rabbit hole we’ve gone and maybe this is an indicator that these are the last days and they are coming to a close.
We are now 15 years after the events of 911. It changed our country forever. We are searched at airports without a warrant. We have the constant threat of another terrorist attack that can happen anywhere and at anytime, thanks to our porous borders and this administration allowing muslims who have not been vetted into the country.
Think about San Bernadino, and the Orlando killings. I will state here, that we will see another “terrorist” attack soon.
3000 people lost their lives on 911. That seems to be indisputable. The problem is this. Building 7, which you see above, falling in real-time at free-fall speed, defies the explanations that we were told by our government.
Watch the way it collapses. Doesn’t it look like demolition to you? How does a building collapse like this without planned-demolition of some sort. We all know the party-line and I swallowed the Kool-Aid and the official dialogue like most Americans. However, I would put to you that we have been sold a lie, a carefully crafted story that is far from the real events of that day.
The problem is Congress isn’t going to investigate the events of that day, in spite of over 1500 architects and engineers that have coalesced and petitioned for this. Why is that? Why wouldn’t our elected official deem this an important task? Why do the years go by and nothing is done? Why is it that our government doesn’t investigate what architects and engineers are saying? Like the Kennedy assassination, nothing is done, no investigation goes forward, the facts are buried and obfuscated and the official version is promulgated… endlessly.
The status quo will continue and most Americans will remain asleep, happily wallowing in cognitive-dissonance-land, unable to grasp the all-to-real fact that Hitler and those who brought him to power, burned the Reichstag.
Are we really so gullible to think that it can’t happen here? Are we so stupid and as our president called us while in Laos, lazy that we don’t rail against the deception which seems to be all around us?
In closing todays Bun. Building 7, is the key to unlocking the events of 911. Steel buildings do not collapse at free-fall speed due to a fire.
Let’s suppose for a moment that there is a conspiracy. If we go into that shadow-land we begin to ask hard questions. Who had the means and the power to bring the towers down and for what purpose?
If planes and fires weren’t responsible, was there some weapon used that the American people don’t know about?
If there is a shadow government, with a hidden agenda, is it part of the military-industrial complex?
Two wars were fought as a direct result of the events of 911. We’re still in Afghanistan after 15 years of war with no end in sight. Iraq and the entire Middle East is in complete disarray. This is all in the aftermath of the events of 911.
If 911 had never happened I would strongly suggest we would be a much different world today…