Sunday Bun – Back to the Basics!

Sunday Bun

By

L.A. Marzulli

Back to basics.
We are about to celebrate Christmas. I won’t argue about celebrating it because in my opinion it’s part of our culture. I celebrate the birth of my savior… end of story. I realize He wasn’t born on Christmas Day so you can save sending  your emails to me! LOL
Here’s the deal.
All of mankind has the “sin-code” in their DNA. We are all depraved, broken, and as our Bible tells us: The heart of man is deceitfully wicked, who can know it.
This is a far cry from what most people want to hear. However, it’s the truth.
This is why all of mankind needs a savior. This is why Jesus came into the world.
He came for one mission and that was to break the sin-code in those of us who would come to Him.
His death and blood atonement, on Calvary, cleared the way for all mankind to be reconciled with God.
This is the only “system” that deals with the heart of mankind’s depravity i.e. our sin-nature. There is no other way to have it removed from us. There is no other “game-in-town.”
As I stated a few weeks earlier on the Bun. If there was another way we would have known about it by now. There isn’t. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
The miracle of His birth, the prophecies about Him are all there in plain sight for us to access. Most people don’t know about the prophecies of His birth and all that was written about Him in advance.
Our Bible is the only book that has this voluminous thread of prophecy telling in advance, what the future holds for mankind.
We are sinners.
We need a savior, a way to reconcile us with our creator.
Jesus made the way for us.
How Deep the Father’s love for us…
“Why should I gain from his reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart.
His wounds have paid my ransom….

 

 

 

 

Sunday Bun: Breaking the Strongholds in Our Lives!

The Bun

by

L.A. Marzulli

I’m going on a three-day fast starting this coming Wednesday. Want to join me? Want to know the reason you should climb on board too? To Break the strongholds in our lives. We are all beset with stuff that continually creeps into our lives. Some of us have anger, bitterness, resentment, jealousy, covetness, hatred, and all sorts of other STRONG-HOLDS in our lives that are most likely to numerous to mention here.
Are you addicted to porn, lust or any of the aforementioned list above? You’re not alone as many people struggle with these sins. The question is this, how do we break free of these snares that keep us locked up and make us slaves to sin instead of slaves to righteousness?
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, to destroy the sin-code that is now inherent in every human being on earth.
He created the universe. Nothing is impossible for Him. There is no sin or STRONGHOLD to great for Him to demolish and remove from our lives.
The question is this. Do we want to be set free? Do we want to break the strongholds of sin in our lives?
This is why I’m encouraging you to accompany me on a three-day fast starting this Wednesday morning. I would state here that if you have dietary issues then fast something else other than food. I’m going to drink water and some juices and nothing else for those three days.
I’m going to pray to the Living God for the breaking of strongholds in my life and also yours.
Time to crush the head of the serpent.
Let’s get serious before the New Year.
Let’s say I have issues with bitterness and it’s a stronghold in my life. I’m tired of it and thus I’m fasting and praying to break the stronghold of bitterness and be set free!
There’s nothing in our lives that is greater than the power of Jesus and this is what is written in our Bibles to remind us just how great He really is : Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!
When we fast and pray we are getting serious about the strongholds in our lives. We go before the Lord and ask Him to intervene and He will. Why? Because He loves us!
We need a supernatural touch from God to set us free and our Father loves to do this.
Let’s get serious and break the strongholds so that we can be better servants of our King!

 

 

 

 

 

Bomber IN NYC! How to Stop the War on Terror.

Suicide bomber strikes New York City at rush hour

An ISIS-inspired suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The man — a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn and is possibly of Bangladeshi origin — had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said.

Commentary & Analysis

by

L. A. Marzulli

#stoptheterrrornow!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5036717/Multiple-injured-shooting-downtown-Manhattan.html

Today another Jihadi tried to kill innocent Americans. It’s all over the media how this Jihadi tried to blow up people in NYC.  Merry Christmas Everyone. The Jihad is not going to go away and the so-called war-on-terror is anything but. Our leaders aren’t really interested in stopping the Jihadi’s. We’ll have another candle-light vigil but nothing will happen. We’ll hear the same-old worn out rhetoric but no clear-cut plan to stop the Jihad. This plan, that I outlined below will work. We have to ask our selves why won’t our leaders do this?
Here’s how to stop the Jihad.
There is no way to stop someone from becoming radicalized and carrying out heinous acts but there is a way to respond to it and if we have the gumption to carry it out I believe we could greatly limit the Jihadi’s. Here’s the simple plan.
  1. In Israel when a suicide bomber attacks the IDF finds the family and bulldozes their house. End of story. We need to do the same here. If this guy has a family they are immediately deported back to the country of their origin.  Their house is seized and then sold. The money is distributed to the victims of the Jihadi.
  2. The Jihadi if captured alive is tried as a war criminal in a military court.
  3. We then sanction the Jihadi’s country of origin making it very clear that we not tolerate terror in our country. There could be several levels to the sanctions, each becoming more severe and if more terror attacks occurred then the sanctions would increase. If we hit countries in their pocketbook they will respond. This would require a coalition of countries that are experiencing Jihad and are willing to stand up against it.
  4. The Mosque where the Jihad attended services would be immediately shut down and dismantled. No second chances, no leniency. The Imam would be deported back to his country of origin. The building would be  demolished and the property sold. The proceeds would go to the families of victims.
  5. All monies and bank accounts associated with both the Jihadi, the Mosque and families of the Jihadi would be seized and distributed to the victims.
  6. Family members would be held for questioning and if found complacent in any way would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law as war criminals.  If found innocent they would then be deported back to their country of origin.
This is what it’s going to take to halt the Jihad. The countries in the free world must realize the threat and ban together. It’s time for the so-called religion of peace to be held accountable. The question is this will we have the fortitude to carry out the plan or will we do nothing and have yet another candle-light vigil.
The plan will work and it will send a very clear signal to those who threaten our way of life and our democracy.

Sunday Bun – Has the Church Lost its SALT?

Modern Day Witches Call Theirs ‘A Beautiful Way Of Life’

Modern Day Witches Call Theirs ‘A Beautiful Way Of Life’

Has the Church Lost its Salt?

The Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

Like it or not, this is where we are a culture, as a people, as a nation. There are churches on every street corner in every town in America. Yet, in every town there is a coven of witches and their numbers are growing.
The fascination with all things occult is influencing our young people. Our youth is being drawn to the dark side through music, film and TV shows as well as Ouija boards being sold in major stores at Christmas.
They are being initiated into the world of Satanism. I’ve shown this picture before and it’s old news but it is a barometer of what has become an in-your-face assault on Christian values and the church.
So why is this happening? Jesus tells us that in the later days the “church” will have a form of religion but deny its power. Welcome to the American Church.
So how do we fix this? Glad you asked.
  1. Worship has become entertainment in many churches and many worship leaders have no idea of how to bring a congregation into the “throne-room.” Then there is usually complete insensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Here’s an example. The congregation has just finished singing Revelation song. They are standing  in silence with an attitude of worship when a college student comes to the mic, greets the people and starts reading the morning announcements. I’ve seen this happen so many times I can’t count. It is at this point, when the people have been ushered into the presence of the Lord that He can move…if we let Him. There can be a word of knowledge, a tongue with an interpretation, a prophecy, a revelation, someone who is sick could be healed. It can happen but it needs to be done decently and in order and we have to get out of the way to allow it to happen in the first place.
  2. So let’s say there is a move of the Holy Spirit and the “gifts” are utilized. Then, someone other than the pastor who has a gift of intercession should lead the people in prayer. Most churches pray for less than a minute. The Elders and deacons should be present on stage for support and also, if led, to pray too. The “leader” should target the fortune-teller in town, the abortion clinic, the crack house, the sick in the congregation should come forward and be anointed with oil and prayed for. This would involve the people in doing something other than sitting. It engages them in our most powerful weapon, prayer!
  3. Afterwards comes a teaching by the pastor, from God’s word. An entire chapter, verse by verse is looked at. The pastor should also address world events in regard to prophecy. When the shootings happened in Los Vegas was a perfect time not only to pray but address what happened. This way not only is God’s word taught but the people are informed.
  4. Lastly there should be a time when people can be prayed for individually. This should happen right after the service where the elders and deacons both men and women can pray for specific needs.
In closing the Bun. The youth are tired of games, events, church picnics, and potlucks. They are hungry for God, although most of them don’t know that. It’s easy for them to be seduced by the dark side and this is why many have drifted away. However, if they saw the Spirit of the Living God at work, it would, I believe change their lives.

 

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It’s a sad day on Facebook. It was brought to my attention that a certain Jan Hodges wrote some nasty stuff about me on Facebook regarding our taking some time off, our much needed vacation.
Peggy and I are on vacation. We were comped 10 days at a really nice Hotel. That means it’s for free. All we had to do is come up with the money to ski. I guess in Hodges mind we’re not allowed to have a vacation. Mean spirited anyone?
I’m amazed at how  low some people will go. Who is the accuser of the brethren?
Even here, while on “vacation” I did a show last night with Daniel Ott.
 Just to clear something up. The donations go to the ministry not to our vacation! L.A.

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This just came in. Two different perspectives. One accusation the other uplifting. Which would you like spoken into your life.

Thought some encouragement would be nice right now. I’m thankful for the work you do and god does through you. There is no doubt in my mind that god pointed me in your direction. For many years after my encounter my faith in god was seriously jeopardized. It wasn’t until I saw your website and watched some of your videos that i was able to put a biblical perspective on it. Now that i know what we’re dealing with, my faith in God is restored and strengthened more than ever before.  I’m also thankful that you often respond to my emails as it can get overwhelming when a person has a crazy experience and there is nobody you can really talk to about it. I also thought it showed your true character when you took time from your busy life to call me, spend a few minutes talking with me and then pray for me. It meant a lot to me. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has felt alone because of their encounters and unusual experiences, and that you have done the same for them. People need to realize that this is how you make a living and that you are not an evangelist, although you do bring people to him or in my case back to him. Please don’t be discouraged and know that there are many people like me that are extremely grateful for the affect you have had on their life.  I will continue to pray for you and your family as well as your ministry. Totally grateful,thankful and blessed by your work.  Robert

Jerusalem – Prophecy in our Time?

Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

https://www.yahoo.com/news/arabs-europe-u-n-reject-trumps-recognition-jerusalem-035135909.html

“We call upon the U.S. Administration to reconsider this faulty decision which may result in highly negative outcomes and to avoid uncalculated steps that will harm the multicultural identity and historical status of Jerusalem,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.

Commentary & Analysis

by

L.A. Marzulli

#Jerusalemprophecy

It’s about time that one of our presidents had the gumption to do it. We’ve heard mention of this from the Bush’s and Obummer but they didn’t have the cojones to do it. Trump did!
Let’s face it. the Bible mentions Jerusalem 669 times. How many times is it mentioned in the Koran…. I’m hearing Crickets!  Not once. That’s telling isn’t it?
The Jewish people have Deep religious times to the city of Jerusalem. Their first and second Temples were built there and this goes back 3500 years, long before the Muslim era.
I have a small pamphlet from 1929 about the Temple Mount. It was written by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who states the Temple Mount was and is a Jewish site. End of story.
This recent push-back by Muslim countries is a sham. Everyone who has studied history knows that Jerusalem was inhabited by the Jews long before the Muslim era.
The push-back has to do with Israel’s right to exist. HAMAS and Hezbollah will never recognize this. In fact they have launched wars in order to destroy the Jewish people.
The prophetic implications of this are very telling  for those of us who travel in the literal interpretation of scripture and follow the prophecies found in our Bibles.
Trump moving our embassy to Jerusalem makes a statement that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem. It’s about time everyone stopped tip-toeing around the failed idea of a two-state solution as this will never work. As I stated before the Muslims will never be satisfied until every Jew is out of Israel.
Will Israel be attacked again? Of course she will. The Iranians continually call for the annihilation of the Jewish state, as does every other radical Jihadi. Wake up!
I applaud our president for ending the charade that has gone on far to long.

 

Sunday Bun – My Mother’s Memorial

Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

Peggy and I flew into Newark, New Jersey on Friday. We arrived after dark, rented a car and drove out to Toms River, where my Uncle George and Aunt Nancie live. They’re the last of my mother’s family I have along with their children, Christopher and Lenore. (There is also Bob, a first cousin and a few other second cousins who are still alive.) My brother Tony and wife unfortunately were unable to attend, but we knew they were there in spirit with us. It’s just he and I now.
We were there for my mother’s memorial service. She passed away peacefully in our home, in the Santa Monica Mountains, on September 30 of this year.
Yesterday about 25 people showed up for my mother’s memorial service. I only recognized a few people, as it had been over 40 years since I last saw some of the family and friends of Mom who attended.
My Uncle and Aunt have a family “priest” who has been with them since 1973, Father John. Father John conducted a mass in my cousin Lenore’s, living room whose house is across the street from her parents. All of my family is Catholic.
I was to give the eulogy and I had scribbled a few talking points down on a piece of paper, which I didn’t use.
I talked about my mother’s love for her husband, my father, and that after he passed in 2014, she never really recovered. Peggy and I opened up our home and Mom came to live with us.
Honor thy father and thy mother is the first commandment that carries a blessing with it.
I think we did that, as Mom became part of our family and we loved on her.
I got to tell the folks that about 4 weeks before she passed I walked into her room and asked her if she had ever asked Jesus into her heart as her Lord and Savior. Mom thought for a moment and said no.
 Then I asked her if she would like to do that. Again she thought about it then replied yes.
I led my mother in the sinner’s pray and then she closed her eyes and went back to sleep.
I pointed out, to the family and friends in attendance, that our belief as Christians is not some fantasy, because Jesus tells us that he will prepare a place for us in His Father’s kingdom.
We are also told: To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Ours is not some silly belief. If there was another system by where men and women could be reconciled with the God of the Universe we would  have know about it by now. There isn’t and while this earth is still under thumb of the fallen cherub, i.e. Satan, the rightful King will return soon. Revelation 19:19!
Only the gospel, the good news gives hope to men and women everywhere. Only the gospel outlines the problem with mankind, the sin code, and that coming to Jesus sets us free from sin and death and gives us the promise of eternal life.
When Jesus was on the cross He turned to the thief next to Him and stated: Today you will be with me in paradise.
Can you imagine?
Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Bun!

The Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

That saved a wretch like me….

Most of us know the hymn, Amazing Grace. The author was a slaver, he dealt in the buying and selling of human beings. He was a despicable, horrible individual. God saved him and he penned the words that we know so well.
One of the lines: He saved a wretch like me.
I remember in the early days of my walk singing this and recoiling at those words. I was certainly no wretch. A sinner yes, but not a wretch!
Oh really? LOL! Now I sing those words with gusto having had the depths of my depravity shown to me by the Spirit of the Living God, which is not a comfortable experience but one which is necessary.
Thank you Jesus for Grace and Mercy.
A wretch, yet I am seated with Him in the heavenlies.
A wretch, but now I am a new creature in Christ.
A wretch, yet I can do all things in Christ Jesus through Him who strengthens me.
A wretch, yet when clothed with the armor of God I have command, with the Kings authority, over the dark rulers of this earth.
A wretch, yet I have eternal life.
A wretch, but I have dominion.
A wretch, yet all my needs are met.
A wretch, but I dwell with no fear, as I am filled with love, power and a sound mind.
He saved a wretch lime me 37 years go. How wonderful.
Do you know Him?
If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him then you don’t know Him.
Simple isn’t it. So many folks think they know Jesus, but have never had a conversation with Him, never felt his presence, never had a personal relationship with Him.
He is the author and finisher of our faith!
Now unto Him who is able to bring us before His presence with singing….
He is waiting for you to invite Him in…