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A Word for 2017 - a year of battle

January 2, 2017

This is the year to fight in the spirit realm. We have always known that a war wages in the heavens, right above our collective heads. This year a door has been opened to help us wrestle with principalities and powers and to win those battles, to take territory back that has been lost, and to recover stolen goods. 

Yes, Satan has stolen much from the people of God, those who walk with Him, those who seek His face. There are items that have our name emblazoned on them that sit in the enemy’s camp. It’s time to sound the alarm again, to get up off the couch of soulish comfort and work with the host of heaven.

Time is moving faster and faster. The end is near. Don’t get caught napping when the Bridegroom appears in the middle of the night. He has not informed us of His return because He wants us to believe it could be today. So today if you hear His voice and are called by His Name you must go and find your spiritual weapons, clean them off, and prepare your mind and your heart for battle.

This is a good war, a battle for truth, a battle for souls, a battle for peace, and a battle for unity in the Body. To go public with our efforts to bring back the spoken word in the public square. To show off Christ in a godly way, to bring forth good news in truth and in love.

To love the castoff and the wandering soul. To recover sight to the blinded eyes and to restore the broken home. To bring the children back to the parents, parents back to children, and to bring back siblings to siblings. To recover all that was lost in the intervening years.

God has not changed His mind about us, about His people and about this nation we call America. He loves this nation and will bring restoration to us if we are willing to walk with Him and talk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day. To fill up our hearts with His words and promises.

As a man thinks so he is, as a man talks so he is, we are our words we are our thoughts, so let’s think better this year. Let’s imagine a better world with better things. Let’s live again. Let’s walk together as one. This is what the Lord wants; this activity reveals His heart for people.

Let’s come out of our circles of comfort and invest ourselves in new circles of influence, let’s open our mind to new thoughts and a new way. This is hard but if we just make ourselves available He will fill us up with His might and power and it will happen. Don’t think you can do anything; all we can do is be available for service. He will guide us to the people that need us and want us to share our hearts with them.

The government of Jesus is upon His shoulders, the world belongs to Him, He and only He earned it by obedience and by the letting of His blood. He is so special, no one can compare with His Person, no one did what He did in human flesh. He is God Almighty He is Lord over all Creation, the earth belongs to Him. No one and no thing can stop His influence in all of culture and in all of world affairs.

Israel and Jerusalem are still the apple of His eye. No group of people no matter how strong will tear away the Land from His People. His people are His people because He chooses them to be not because of their outstanding virtue, not because of their amazing intelligence but simply because of His choice.

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Salvation belongs to the Lord, he owns the music of the heart and can play its strings; He makes men, women, and children willing in the Day of His Power, let us never forget.

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Without Him no one would seek the Lord or His Kingdom. We have all gone astray and we have all gone our own way. But He is the True Shepherd of His Sheep. We are the sheep of His pasture, any person, from any tribe or culture, can come into His fold and walk among His sheep and be counted part of His family. 

This is the year to build anew. To start again those works that lay far back in the recesses of our mind and in the back parts of our private storage places. Things that He has opened our eyes to see, things that our hearts have a will to do, things which He has equipped us to perform for His glory.

This is year and a time to stand up and look down on our enemy. To get out from underneath. To call forth the powers of heaven to fight on our behalf. To release the powers of light and truth to confront the power of darkness and deceit. The battle is the Lord’s, dear people, the battle is the Lord’s, we just have to give Him our heart requests, this we do by our faith and in His willingness to do it for us.

Songs mark any time of His refreshment, His revivals, so let the songs of heaven come forth and strengthen our step. New sounds, new words, fresh understanding that open the mind and the heart to see heaven, an open heaven is so beautiful.

The church is the people the people are the church. Let no one think that he is the church exclusively. Let no man think he can command this army. No, we need the Holy Spirit to be our Moses, to guide us and inform us how to win the battle, where to go and fight, where to go and rest, where to go and eat and sleep.

We cannot do this work; only He can do it, so we wait for His alarm sounds and His soul impressions.  We wait for His empowerment. We wait for His words to come to our understanding. Yes, we wait for the call to arms, faith is our shield and the Word is our sword. Are they fit for battle? Only you can determine, only you can truly know how ready you are to fight this epic fight based solely on faith not physical power.

Yes the weak can become strong, the old can renew their strength in Him. All those who believe can watch. Or we can engage on a daily basis, to open our hearts to His will and seek to learn anew His way.

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Let us rise up and let stand and lean forward with expectation of what He will do. Let us see this all the way through to victory. Amen

 

What is wrong with the local church?

March 26, 2015

What is wrong with the local church?

Jesus choose four businessmen to be His frontline disciples and future leaders of the Church, the Bride of Christ. These men were the brothers Peter and Andrew and brothers James and John. He choose them immediately following the torments of a very challenging forty days in the wilderness, and post a full onslaught from the Son of Perdition, the most devious sinister instrument of evil the world has ever known.

Our Lord responded to this satanic onslaugh...


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A Believer's Position on Climate Change

October 1, 2014
It's been a good while since I last deposited a word or two on this page. Since my last post I have come to learn more about how the Lord is calling us to serve Him. 

We moved back to Pilot Mountain this past February following a period of much struggle and searching for direction in my calling and career track. It was in Northern NJ that I found solar energy and fell in love with the idea of clean energy. The thought that my four boys could live in a world where they are not "called" up (draf...

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This is Personal

August 5, 2014

Have you ever heard someone say, “this isn't personal, just business!”?  This they say after they just robbed you blind.

Honor. Money. Promotion. All come from the Lord, but we live in a fallen world and a fallen church.  Does the fact that unscrupulous business people use this oft quoted moniker really bring you any comfort after you been cheated by their wicked schemes?  In turn, do these words really salve their guilty conscience?  Do these words in any way absolutize them of wrong doin...

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Spiritual Declension Defined / Renewal Explained

June 8, 2014


Over the last few years I have come to realize a measure of decline in my determination and drive to take the message of the cross to our lost and dying world. At the outset of my call to preach I had so much fire in my belly I could not but preach, sadly, as the Word predicts, decline comes and the passion fades.

Back in 2012 I asked the Lord to reveal to me the state of my heart. We had moved back to NJ, I was tired physically and emotionally, and I knew I was spiritually sleepy to the n...


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Origin of Jesus - Part 3

January 16, 2014

Origin of Jesus – Part 3

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As sons of the Living God, we are summoned by heaven to boldly witness to all the things that we have seen or heard.  Any man or woman of God, prophet, and apostle, upon their occasion of witnessing something of the glories of heaven, will agree that heaven's glory eclipses any glory we see on the earth.

All attest to the same reality of the sheer magnitude of the glory of God, those who have wrestled with rea...


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Adversity - Are we ready?

December 16, 2013

Adversity – Are we ready? 2014

Repost from 2008

If you faint in the day of adversityYour strength is small. Prov. 24:10

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In Psalm 91:14-16 we have a beautiful account of God's faithfulness to protect a saint, one who has sanctified the Lord always in his heart. A man, woman, or child that has made the Lord of Heaven his love and his refuge.  The Lord is able even at the latest hour to save those who have put their trust in Him.  Let's read the words of Ps. 91 with great care, 

Because ...


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Overcoming frustration in the way of faith

August 27, 2013

Dealing with opposition in the way of walking by faith!

Any human who spends any amount of time on this planet will experience suffering of some type or sort. Such is the result of the mother of all living making that fateful decision to take of the visibly beautiful fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good AND evil.

When any man puts his mind and in turn his fingers to writing on the topic of suffering, he must first have experienced something of the uniqueness of the kind of suffering that ...


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Soul Crucified with Christ

May 13, 2013

Can you and I ever get to the place of living in a way where we are constantly winning against the evil on the inside of us and in the world around us?   

Is it possible to begin a new life where we are consistently overcoming the seductive temptations that confront us every day in our very fast paced, tempestuous and very pagan society?

The kind of temptations that capture control of our redeemed mind and put us in a mind-numbed 
temporally based state of being. 

What and where do these sinful t...


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Come & See

January 16, 2013

What if church goers could actually see and feel the glory and presence of God in the sanctuary?  

What we know of anyone who has seen or felt His Glory in real time reveals to us a sense of a greater intensity of emotion than the modern user friendly church goer currently is ready to accept. 
 

Historical encounters of men meeting God, whether angelic, or booming voices, or direct theosophic encounters on the order of Abram's tent meeting announcing the birth of Isaac, and especially of Moses...


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Jonathan Keener Our call is to be true "christ" ians. Those little christ's who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Who spread God's fame by proclaiming His message of reconciliation to our world. Playing our part in the epic work of the regathering of the Body of Christ in the Last Days. livinlattes@gmail.com

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The calling on my life is to walk in a path similar to all those called as messengers of God's revelation without the calling to write scripture but to bring back the people of God to the foundations of the original revelations of holy scripture. This job or assignment is not typically for the pulpit, many times this call leads me to connect one on one with pastors, business leaders, divinely selected individuals, and public forums which the Lord opens doors to proclaim His Message of Reconciliation


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The testing of the Lord takes time

This is a teaching where are forced to wrap our hearts and minds 
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Scattered Israel to be regathered


Jer. 31:10

"Hear the Word of the Lord, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say: He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock." 


 Reader, in touching on this point, I would not have you for a moment suppose that the future gathering of Israel depends on anything that man can do. God's counsels and purposes are independent of human strength. The sun will set tonight at its appointed hour, and neither Queen, Lords, nor Commons, Pope, President, nor Emperors — can hasten, prevent, or put off its setting. The tides of the sea will ebb and flow this week in their regular course, and no scientific decree nor engineering skill can interfere with their motion. 

And just in like manner, the promises of God concerning Israel will all be fulfilled in due season, whether we will hear, or whether we will forbear.


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Photos that tell our story

26 years of learning agape love!

The place where many a sincere conversation took place, the place where our family served our  community the very best coffee and smoothies we could deliver.

The crazy day of living on faith in 2007

Livin Lattes event downtown Pilot Mtn, NC

We felt the Power of His Presence in an alley

A most cataclysmic life event...2001

little did I know that witnessing this single event from the banks of the NJ side of the Hudson would be such an integral part of launching the LLI ministry

 The night that revealed that the Holy Spirit could use any 

kind of music to bring glory to His Name

Swing Low Sweet Chariot 

Baptizing McKenzie in Tom's Creek

back in NC - 2008

 Waterfall in En Gedi

Israel trip early 2007

A Time of Remembering

In our very brief time on the West Coast in 2011 

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We ask you to pray for the Living Water of Zion to flow to our world, to all our cities, and to every unique people group, that all would seek the power of His Spirit and be saved!


Our Eight Spirit-Wrought Children

Our little baby girl - 5

Zoe Hannah Grace Keener

Who knows.... 

Zachariah - 9

4th boy - a chaser 

Taught himself how to ride a bike and swim, we didn't know he wanted to do these things without us


Steve - 10

A good kid - God made him that way

lover of people 

Matt - 12 

athlete - winner loves the good things of life 

Seth - 15

Athlete - Baseball player

just wants to fix everything that is wrong with the world 

 Kayla - 18

loves finance and business

Attending Appalachian State fall 2016

Becca - 21

Attending Princeton University to solve world peace, global warming, better government, and cancer... 

Jenna - 24

Film Maker - Artist - Can do anything

The best Starbucks barista in NC

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Our kids actually showing love to each other...

quick take the picture!