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Come & See

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Christian Maturity 

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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LLI Fellowship Hope for 2013

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, In : Christian Maturity 

Loving friction makes for true unity

The spoken word of G-d uttered at the dawn of creation did not create man a boring kind of bland, and so simplistic a substance without each man or woman owning the glorious addition of individualized uniqueness, what we commonly see in the face of human beings everyday. This reality clearly reveals in the heart of Our Creator in making diversity of people and of gifts in people.

The more we study the micro-substance of human cell structure and the DNA o...


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Without emotion… nothing happens!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : Christian Maturity 

Without Emotion…

Are you one of those analytical personalities that will examine a decision from every possible angle? Do you trust your mind to make the best decision?

If you struggle succumbing to a religious mindset, do you know what you are fighting? Do you fight internally with your tendency to be religious?  We assume that if one places a high emphasis on the mind to discern truth than you are prone to side with a church or group of people that defends their view of the faith with s...


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New Jersey by way of SoCAL

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Christian Maturity 


Sometime in August 2011 the Keener family officially decided to move back to northern NJ. The place where our journey began in 2002. 

This will be the 4th time I have moved into the fray of the hustle and bustle of northern New Jersey. Each time I have left this busy state, I say in frustration, "I am never coming back to this place!" 

 
While I have made these thoughtless pronouncements, I instinctively realize that any man or woman who has given their lives to His service cannot, and should no...

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Let's Depart from the “Performance” Mindset

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Christian Maturity 

The title for this article is derived from many years of heart wrenching struggle in a very difficult process to hear and know God's heart for me and His people. To see us all become a beautiful Bride and begin to do those wonderful works foreordained for us by virtue of His power working in us.    Eph. 2:10

To finally begin to live the life required and expected by Our Lord's efficacious work on the cross for us. Yes we are called to go much higher, especially for those of us who have calle...


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Resisting the Party Spirit

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : Christian Maturity 

I don't believe there is a stronger force to keep the people of God out of the will of God than the “party” spirit. 


I'm not speaking of the spirit to party, i.e. having an excessive desire for a good time, all the time. 


No, what I'm going to share with you all is our propensity to indulge our flesh inordinately. This attachment or strong allegiance to our party or group we have chosen ours. It could be our denomination, team, certain cliché, political party, family connections, chu...


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Divinely Orchestrated Stuckness!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Christian Maturity 

In the past few months my mind has been stretched in so many ways.  When the Lord chooses to put us in a place of isolation (dry dock) it forces us to realize how much our salvation is bound to God's power, and not to our plans of executing the call of God on our life through well thought out strategies based in human activity and well executed marketing plans. 

The Great Commission and its results are up to God, but our wiliness to submit God's training regiment plays a key role in fulfillmen...


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The Soul is Crucified with Christ!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Christian Maturity 



“I have been crucified with Christ, the life I live I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”


Gal. 2:20
 

Think of it, you and I and all those who have fled to the fountain open for sin and uncleaness have been washed and cleansed from every defilement of the flesh.


You have been saved and brought into fellowship with God In the heavenlies.. forever. Wow!


Where justice can not be warped or manipulated by the craftiness and self-service of men. Tha...


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Church for Babies & Goats 2

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Sunday, September 12, 2010, In : Christian Maturity 

In part one of this article “Church for babies & goats” we observed how Abraham prepared his son to take the helm of the way of faith he had forged. Abraham walked by faith and set an example of faith.


In Gen. 24:7 we see that Abraham took his most trusted servant aside and put his faith before him in such a way that his servant took on the faith responsibility in the very important task of finding a wife for Isaac.  He entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously walked to an unk...


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Church for Babies & Goats 1

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Saturday, September 11, 2010, In : Christian Maturity 

When the Lord chooses to open our eyes to the spiritual climate in our land, for most of us it will seem like we are opening them for the first time.  The Lord is going to prepare a new generation of people that will “walk” in faith more then in any generation that I have witnessed in my lifetime.  


I believe that the rising generation will be framed in modern history as a generation that operates in a living faith.  They will be a generation known for their ardent love of God and as tho...


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A Pauline Striving for Perfection!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Sunday, January 24, 2010, In : Christian Maturity 

The apostle Paul made his life and the focal point of his earthly ministry the presentation every true believer as “perfect” in Christ.  How do we take this admonition to heart today?  How do we then release ourselves to accomplish this very flesh withering task?  


We have seen from scripture that the call to be  “perfect” is to be a highly sought after goal and consistently demanded by our forefathers of the faith.  Paul make the clear assertion of this seemly impossible task in his...


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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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27 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

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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!


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Seth - 16

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 Kayla - 19

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Becca - 22

Attending London School of Economics to solve world peace, poverty, economics, and better government

Jenna - 25

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