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What is wrong with the local church?

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, March 26, 2015, In : Restoration 

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

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : Restoration 
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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Why we don't celebrate Christmas

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Sunday, December 23, 2012, In : Restoration 


Why we don’t celebrate Christmas

Directly from the section in Ephesians where apostle Paul exhorts us to Walk in Light even as He is Light and in the Light we read:

8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful e...


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Emergent Church - part 2

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Restoration 

Emergence Church - part 2

Discussing where this movement seems to be taking us

When His redemption draws nigh and He wraps up the end of this age here on earth, He will quickly usher in the next age in His sovereign glory and perfect control.  Then His Kingly authority over all us will enforce real and true community, He will drive away all that is currently against Him and His will.  When we really understand His blood was shed to connect us, and, one day, His blood will inextricably do “...


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Emergent Church - part 1

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Restoration 

Reposted Posted by Jonathan Keener on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Under: Restoration

Over the last several days I have been led down a track that exposed me to some of the doctrinal conflicts surfacing within the "emergent" movement.  This rather quick glance into the life and struggles of this relatively young movement has left me feeling like there is really nothing new here at all.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the terminology “emergent church” I simply say, “google it!...


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Challenges of Restoration - Importance of Good Leadership

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Friday, September 10, 2010, In : Restoration 

Today I am looking at the importance of leadership to inspire the changes that are necessary in any work of restoration.  

As we meditate on portions of 2 Chronicles chapters 25-32.  These chapters chronicle the history of the various kings of Judah and Israel, hence the name, "Chronicles."  Each of them is given a sentence long description of their leadership skills by their God, the God of Israel.

The history of this section focuses on the state of Judah and assesses the nature of each succ...


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Challenges of Restoration - Initial Goals

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, In : Restoration 

Over the last few months I have been shedding light on what I believe to be the heart of real revival, or "restoration".  I would like to continue to share about this topic.  We know trouble looms on the horizon, but we also know that we are commanded to pray and believe that the L-rd is going to send His spirit to help us preach the life-changing message of the gospel to our broken world and our downward spiral of a ravaged political / economic system in our USA.

My desire is to share my re...


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Challenges of Restoration - Short-sighted Goals!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, July 8, 2010, In : Restoration 

In the history of man there have been many kinds of leaders who have captured their time with a strong vision and were able to bring about real change.  For good or for bad, men and women can dictate the direction of world affairs as well as in the church of Jesus Christ. Only when we look back on their work can we rightly discern its true merit, then and only then can we truly judge their body of work as we observe its long term impact on succeeding generations.  This will enable us to reall...


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Challenges of Restoration - Demonic Resistance!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Saturday, July 3, 2010, In : Restoration 

Did ever pursue something that you knew was bigger then any of your wildest dreams?  So much more then the typical stuff of worldly fame and fortune?   Common childhood pursuits of being a world class athlete, movie star, or an elite businessman or woman pale in comparison to what is at stake for those of us called to messengers of the kingdom of Christ.  What I am presenting to you today is bigger then any of these kind of pursuits.  Much bigger.  Our calling as ambassadors of Christ is as b...


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What's it gonna take?

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

Sadly, it seems that we forget so easily what we have and are in Christ.  And when we do, we lose not just a little progress in grace, but it seems, we lost whole bunches of power and spiritual impact that we could have had if we just did what our Spirit-wrought DNA has supplied for us to do.  How quickly we are drawn away from simple obedience to the L-rd and His very simple call to "follow Him" and do what L-rd of heaven says, after all, He is the One who bought us with His blood, not just ...


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Build the Impossible?

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

And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do [it]; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the L-RD God--my G-d--[will be] with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the L-RD. 

Do you believe that you are called to reach people for Christ?  Do you hurt inside for people who you know are lost and without hope?  Are you tired of watching your friends fall prey to the lies of the enemy?  Do you want t...


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The testing of the Lord takes time

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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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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

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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...

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