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What's next for the Body of Christ?

August 31, 2019

What has been missing in my life and yours the last several years?

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So where are we on Jehovah’s timeline for the culmination of the end of this age?

Answer: ​very close to the ​Parousia​ (2nd coming of Christ), yes, evil has lifted itself up on a worldwide scale, like never in my lifetime, the presentation of darkness has become and will become more and more visible to the world population.


A generation of traditional people, not necessarily Spirit wrought or Spirit-filled, but traditionally moral, are dying off, and now a generation that knows nothing of scripture is getting older and gaining power and influence. Many are teachers in our public schools and universities. A strategic move of the enemy launched many decades ago.

These are those who have been deeply indoctrinated and in the context of: lie of evolution, anything goes sexual preference, society with very little family farms, transgender foolishness, offshoring of jobs, social media, cell phone technology, seeker friendly church, 9-11, endless wars in the Middle East, ritalin, mass domestic terrorism, MK Ultra programming, instability in economy, college debt, deep state university level political science, climate change, the realization of corruption in the highest places, and so much more.

Think about the mindset of the average American millennial person that has no strong family ties to the Bible, no solid training in truth from God’s perspective, no Sunday School teachers that taught them their spiritual condition before a 3x holy Creator, people who warned them of a very real hell and a glorious heaven.

We can admit that the “old time” Gospel preaching that spoke of God’s justice and judgement was “hellfire and brimstone” preaching and it was scary, but at the very least it was effective in putting the Lord’s fear before the minds of the hearer. This is not bad. I refuse to accept that argument.

What can we do in light of this reality?

We have to go public in the short term, we have a window of opportunity, we have to get moving. Once we, the Body of Christ, those who are awake, who have been trained by God, and are marching forward, once we are seen to be organized and discovered to be effective we will be targeted to be removed from the public eye. Notice all the shadow banning on social media these days of truth tellers. So this work has to be organic in nature and stay organic.

Remember Nehemiah while he was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Satan sent

Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab?

When these heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, “What is this thing that you are doing?

My personal experience has revealed this reality.

But this is a new season,​ there are others who have experienced similar struggles and they have been trained by those struggles. As we have come through our training we have gained new measures of Christlikeness, and have learned how to take care of our soul.

Remember in ancient times that some of the Canaanite tribes were left in the Land of Promise to test the Israelites to keep them in a place of dependence upon Yahweh?

Those in the vortex of intense training have learned that timing is everything. An earlier revelation of a Gospel-based plan to save the world has to put at His feet and left there for His sovereign will to take control of the timing of that earlier revelation.

We all have to surrender to His timing. Look at the struggles in the life of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and David. These men were key figures in redemptive history, did the Lord move them through this development process quickly?

No He did not.

The Body of Christ needs our connective tissue and ligaments to be established in a way where we know where we are supposed to operate in the Body’s organic structure. Once these strong connective strands are in place we will see real revival.

These will be little fires everywhere. Not a monolithic big name thing, no, this will be a thing with many different kinds of leaders and styles of meeting the needs of the sinner.

These are the souls from every tribe and tongue that are being saved and that were once at war of God the Creator and Saviour of mankind; these sinners will awaken and turn to King Jesus in a dramatic way, in the way of cross bearing and full repentance. Those of us who have been through the training know this is the only way for sinners to be born again of His incorruptible Seed.

If born again of His incorruptible Seed they will never fall away. And no one will snatch them out of His Hand.

A new administration will be established. Leaders who will lay down their life for the sheep. Apostolic in nature, willing to die for Jesus. They know they can’t wander off to build ministries in their likeness. No more "named" ministries.

The corruption in church leadership of the previous season will be evident to all. The full benefit of a short news cycle allows for quick disclosure of their evil.

Would a Gracious Kind Father allow for a great move of God with no leaders? Without leadership that walks like Jesus, a short-lived revival will ensue like so many others have in the past few decades. 


These spurious moves of man will die off quickly. We need the Holy Spirit to put people where they fit in the Body of Christ, only the Holy Spirit through the Kingly work of Christ seated at the Right Hand of the Father can do this special kind of eternal work:

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 

Therefore He says:

​​“When He ascended on high,

​​He led captivity captive,

​​And gave gifts to men.”

(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first[fn]descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

No new thing under the sun means we still need flawed men of God to be raised up that can handle the pressure of the job, who will not succumb to the glittering-fleeting-fame delusion that has trapped so many good men in the past few decades. My uncle was one these men, I love him, but so sad how his anointing was preempted by Satan.

The Gospel being publicly preached by flawed but anointed men and women will turn the tide of moral decay in any nation.

Why is the USA so evil at its core?

True Gospel Preaching has been in decline for the last few decades.

Also compromiseof the full unmitigated preaching of Jesus Christ. Men building their own ministries, and a watering down of the message to the point sinners aren’t pressured to confess their sins. Because of this tepid work of the preacher, Our Father has allowed sin to enter into their life and their church.

These realities equal no societal change.

Dualism is real and it is our biggest issue here in America. I have written on this on several occasions.

Powerful seduction that emanates from the spirit world has enraptured the flesh of men; these are the men who the enemy has targeted for a fall, and many have fallen.

Guess who allows this work?

Our Father in Heaven,nothing happens without His approval, Satan must request to take down a man or woman. Satan is the constant accuser of the brethren.

Our Father will not allow His set apart leaders to be taken off the scene, during this season He will put them in the public eye, whereas in times past He hid them in seclusion for His purposes to be fulfilled.

The Lord will not be left without a witness. He has a storehouse of mercy that is infinite, the Lord always warns mankind before His sends His judgments.

Why did it take so long for Noah to finish the ark?

The book of Jasher tells us that the preparations were 115 years and the actual building took 5 years, why?

The Creator has so much mercy, that’s the reason why. This process should be a lesson for all of us. We must let Jesus Christ build His Church, show us His dimensions for the church, and His timetable. There is no hurry if He is in it. Did Noah rush the building of the ark? When He speeds up, we speed up, when He slows down, we slow down.

Just like the Israelites in the wilderness were commanded to follow the cloud by day and the pillar of fire at night so must we all collectively find out where that “cloud” is at in the sky today as well as that pillar of fire at night so we can follow along with His leading.

Note:What is interesting is that “cloud” was a shelter from the heat of the sun in the daytime which would make them tired and dehydrated, and the fire would warm them at night and light their way. We need this refreshment today!

The faith of man has to increase, not for material gain, but for souls, we must seek the salvation of men before we seek to experience the end of this age. Too many are willing to sit around and wait for the rapture but they don’t realize that the ones that are being raptured are those who are diligently seeking His face and performing His will.

“Everyone who has the hope purifies himself even as He is pure”

By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen,moved with godly fear, prepared an arkfor the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

His thoroughly trained leaders will not succumb to the pressure to go the way of man.

These trained men will be older but they will deeply love the rising generation. These men will live every day before the Throne of God. These men will stay low before the Throne of God. They know in their hearts that Jesus is the King of men, he has the right to do with them whatever He will. Jesus died to save souls and we must also die to self and self will.

The apostolic call is a march to the gallows, firstly, a death to self and self will, and then a death to the world and its allurements, and then a death to the fear of man and the world system that absolutely hates them.

Men of God’s choosing hate evil, they hate Satan passionately. They have rid themselves of the fear of man. They don’t understand why a person would not declare the truth if they have a chance to do so. Every opportunity to preach or share a Word of knowledge to a sinner is why they exist.

The keeping of the soul is preeminent in this season. Thou wilt keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed upon Thee. Out of the soul (heart) flow the issues of life. Life coaching and mentoring is essential. Multigenerational gatherings must take place, the youth will not run the show.

The youth under the influence of the Holy Spirit will wait on the Lord, they will know their place, the older men called to lead the church will not allow the youth to run the church in an ungodly way, these youth will hunger for holiness, no matter how talented they are

at singing or playing an instrument. The church we see rising up will not give in to the pressure to build a church around performances on a stage.

Note:Many small holy fires that operate in homes, cafes, and workplaces don’t have the theatrics in place to facilitate the show. This is a good thing. Singing acapella will be the norm.

Preaching Christ in His highly exalted position will take the place of the singing of individual worship stars, they must diminish so that Christ can be exalted in our midst. Preaching under the influence of the Holy Spirit promotes Christ and His Glory. Preaching is the only thing that will build a healthy gathering of souls. Conviction of sin, declaration of His righteousness, and of a soon coming judgement will accelerate the building of His church.

Men will call upon the Lord and they will change instantly from being enemies of God to becoming His friend. This move is powerful and it is like unto the moves found in our history books.

And he will turn

 The hearts of the fathers to the children,

 And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.


In His Powerful Grip,

Jonathan David Keener 

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Jonathan Keener - Overseer 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

Where are the prophets?

The calling on my life is to walk in a path similar to those called as messengers of God's revelation to their generation. This would in no way conflict with the work of prophets who wrote the scriptures. The work of the modern day prophet brings his audience back to the written Word. 

This job or assignment is not typically for the pulpit, many times this call leads men and women to connect one on one with pastors, business leaders, divinely selected individuals, and in public forums which the Lord opens to proclaim His message of Reconciliation

Do not worry or have an anxious mind

LLI Mission & Values

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Signs and Signatures - hand painted wood signs

All of our signs are hand-crafted and hand- painted by Sharon Keener with the help of her children

The Path of Restoration of the Bride of Jesus Christ 

The Life and Times of

The Keener Family 

Over the last few years

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.

Bishop JC Ryle 1879

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Photos that tell our story

30 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 


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 Growing Spirit-Wrought Children

Our little baby girl - 10

Zoe Hannah Grace Keener

Who knows.... 

Zachariah - 13

4th boy - a chaser 

Taught himself how to ride a bike and swim, now running a football, we didn't know he wanted to do these things until we saw it happen with our eyes

Steve - 15

A good kid - God made him that way

a lover of people 

Matt - 16 

athlete - winner who loves the good things of life 

unknown skills yet to be revealed...

Seth - 19

Athlete - Baseball player

Wake Forest Baseball

Wants to help the world get smarter 

 Kayla - 23

loves accounting and life

newly married to Josh

Ap State graduate and Wake Forest Masters of Accounting Graduate 

Becca - 26

Princeton grad & London School of Economics grad looking to earn a PhD in the study of religion at Yale

Jenna - 28

An Entrepreneur who can do anything artistic

Mom of Jerry

The best barista / baker @ The Songbird House

The big time Jeremiah - our first grandson


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