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In The Beginning --- God

August 17, 2023

In The Beginning… God!

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Gen 1:1

In the past year it has become abundantly clear to me that the remedy for all that ails humanity starts with Genesis 1 verse 1. On my Rumble channel I have taken on the challenge of breaking down Genesis chapter 1 through Genesis 2:9. A very daunting task indeed.

Rumble Overview of Genesis Study

Why? Besides saying that this venture into Genesis was Spirit led I see with my own eyes, after walking on His earth for 59 years, that humanity is the most clueless and spiritually lost today than when I first entered public school at 5 years of age.

Every year of my life here on earth has been year that has endured a lying layer upon lying venomous layer of an attack upon the truth of God (Yah) being the Creator of the heavens and the earth. The entire space program that launched after WW2 had one goal in mind. Remove God the Creator from the human consciousness and introduce “space” as an endless universe that is continually expanding while at the exact same time, we walk around on a spinning ball hurling through space at 66,000 mph.

I want you to ponder that reality before you move on to read the rest of my words.

If NASA is correct in their narrative deployments, where do we put, in our fragile human minds, the Throne of God as we gaze upon the vast expanse of the ever-expanding universe? Do you see how all this fiction crafted by the heart of fallen men can really confuse a child who would like to know that they came from; that they came from something more than a cosmic bang billions of years ago.

I mean this: If every star is a galaxy millions of light years away and we see millions of stars in the sky on a clear night, where then does Our Creator sit and look down upon us humans walking on the earth?

Where does our earth fit into this endless parade of stars and planets we see over our head? The Earth is by logical extension nothing more than a tiny speck in the universe. We are insignificant.

Now I want you to see this from the angle of the Evil One. Doesn’t all this space and cosmic science make God the Creator much harder to find for the rational human being?

I hope you are beginning to ponder these points. I pray that my effort to get you to ponder is effective, if not, then please stop reading and move to your normally prescribed programming for the day.

 Rumble Overview of this study

Back to Genesis 1.

Moses, the writer of Genesis, saw the beginning, I believe in his 40-day Heavenly session on top of Mt Sinai, after the Israelites left Egypt to become a new nation directly under The Creator’s government. Moses was His chosen Servant, a type of Jesus to come, and as His servant He needed to see things from a heavenly perspective.

I believe he was translated out of “time space existence” and taken up to an “outside of time” heavenly place and shown the actual dawn of Creation. From the creation of light all the way through to the creation of man, Moses saw the Hand of the Creator fabricating all “that is” over a 7-day period of time.

All God’s creative work was accomplished through His mouth as divine words were spoken and physical things began to manifest to what our eyes see today.

Today we can go there with Moses in the spirit realm. The born-again experience allows us to “see” the Kingdom and “see” His handiwork in Creation. We see by faith. We believe the Word of God as eternal word straight from the Throne of the Eternal God.

Ponder that reality. What scientists are trying to figure out while expensive shooting rockets in the sky for last 70 years we already know by faith.

Science and faith do not contradict each other. Faith provides spiritual revelation that opens the door to real science. The presupposition is that God created everything we see, we believe He designed everything to work together in harmony.

When we tap the mind of the Creator, we “see” glory in His handiwork. We see then we worship. Worship and understanding His Creation go hand in hand. Every day you wake up and watch the sun rising up (moving toward us) we celebrate His Creative Work; we see His order to keep things working day by day in perfect harmony. Every day we are reminded that He is the Beginning.

Psalm 19:1-6

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

​​And the firmament shows His handiwork.

2 ​​Day unto day utters speech,

​​And night unto night reveals knowledge.

3 ​​There is no speech nor language

​​Where their voice is not heard.

4 ​​Their line has gone out through all the earth,

​​And their words to the end of the world.

​​In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,

5 ​​Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,

​​And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.

6 ​​Its rising is from one end of heaven,

​​And its circuit to the other end;

​​And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

The “beginning” of any created thing is the most important thing to understand if you want to rebuild a human being, a family, a community, or a nation. To understand the “beginning” of you and me all the way back to Gen. 1:1 brings healing to our broken and confused souls.

To meditate on your origin all the way back to the Garden of Eden, a perfect place to dwell, helps you ask the questions of your curious mind, why am I here? How did I get here?

To comprehend the origins of your marriage and the fact that you made a covenant to love your spouse unto death is very critical in restoring a marriage.  To study the actual and true history of your community and the forces that caused the families that gathered to begin that community will help you understand why you are there.

If you lost your love for your spouse, how do you find it?

How do we formulate a plan to bring our community back to better days of the golden past?

If we have lost our love for the Creator how to we rediscover it?

Restoration of broken things starts with Day 1. You can’t do any work in a positive way without intention of heart, knowledge of the task or goal in the end, and a commitment to do the work. All this starts with Day 1 – Second 1 – In the Beginning.

The Hebrew word, בְּרֵאשִׁית means - the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) beginning, chief, first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

We learn so much from this definition of the Hebrew phase “res-it”, in the beginning, just by reading the definition we read words that force our minds to consider critical matters as it relates to Creation itself.

The understanding of “res-it” as the “principal thing” says all that needs to be said on the importance of this study. The Bible’s first phase tells us all that we need to know about the rest of what is written about God and the history of our Redemption which is nothing more than the restoration of the original man.

Without this knowledge, an understanding of all the rest of scripture means so much less. In other words, if we don’t get “the beginning” right and then store it away as an absolute in our understanding, the history of man since “the beginning” will not make sense.

To walk up to any human and declare unto them that “God the Creator” is the beginning of all things is to affront everything they have been taught by their schooling and in our pagan society. If we come from nothing and we evolved by chance occurrence over billions of years, how can we begin to understand our life and our way?

My aim in presenting these statements is to drive you to a state of confusion. For surely you will be set back by the stark reality of what this means to the world we live in. We listen to PhD scientists declare axiomatically that the earth is billions of years old, or they speak of the Ice Age and the age of the dinosaurs with confidence as though what they are declaring is absolute truth, if can agree that God is the Beginning, we have to look at them as well-educated fools.

Let’s talk about the current state of humanity.

Broken, drug addicted, depressed, divided, medicated, sad, lonely, confused, and so forth. Post the Covid epidemic we see mental illness breaking out in every part of our society, old and young are suffering emotionally and most of them don’t know why they are so broken and sad.

Reports are circulating of a movement of world leaders to rebuild the human to make it better than what God fashioned in the Garden of Eden. The transhumanist agenda is not new. Satan and the demonic realm performed the same act prior to Noah’s Flood. God saw what wicked men and demons had done to the sons of men and decided to do a complete redo of the earth.

Gen 6:1-8

1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Left to our own devices we will destroy humanity and we will destroy the earth. That’s precisely why I am writing these thoughts down in black and white. If God is the beginning and He is the source of all things than everything that “is” must surrender to His rightful place as the Creator.

If every molecule of life here on earth and above the earth comes from the Creator (Yah) then ultimately every molecule of all that “is” must go back to the Creator.

Do you understand the point I just made?

What else can we deduce from Genesis 1:1?

In the beginning -- GOD, so before there was a “beginning” there was GOD. If Creator preexisted all of creation then we must have dealings with Our Creator. The reason evolution was built by secular humanists as a rational argument for our existence was to put as it were their “middle finger” up to the heavens and say, “we will not serve you as Our Creator”.

Darwin’s theory was never set forth as a rational for the origin of man and all the created order. Darwin knew his paper didn’t properly address the origin of all things. If he were alive today with all that we know about the human genome and its clear brilliant design he would have never published the, “Origin of Species”

Jesus warned us when He walked His earth that we should be prepared for all the evil that we see manifesting today.

Mt. 24: 37-44

37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 

42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

In the last 3 years pure evil has risen to bring “fear” to all of humanity and that’s the way it was before the Great Flood. Men had to hide from the hybrid giants that were roaming the earth pillaging villages and consuming all the flesh and vegetation their voracious appetites desired.

All men must retreat from the prideful place of being gods. Remember there is no new thing under the sun. Technology we see today has brought us transhumanism as a new anti-God lie but that lie has always been here. That lie brought death to all men.

Satan hates humanity because we are the ones that inherit this earth. Satan tricked Eve into believing God the Creator was holding out on her. Adam and Eve had it all and because they listened to Satan, humans lost the high position and gave it to Satan. Since those days Satan has used the same lies as he did back in the Garden of Eden.

Satan’s trick is to hide the Creator. That’s what technology has done. Limitless space and a spinning earth with a magnetic sun in the middle of our orbiting galaxy which creates the sun as a false deity. Men worship the sun for 1000s of years. The lie of sun god worship came out of Egypt and the Creator hates that lie.

How do we wrap this up?

You and I had a perfect beginning. We have today a perfect Creator. We were made to serve our Creator and our world. We have a purpose that goes way beyond the basic way young people are led to find work and a career. Our existence is way more exciting than these worldly ideas. Yes, we love to work because God the Creator works and we are created in His image.

In Genesis chapter 3 we see how Satan deceived Eve and how Adam went along with the deception to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. When they ate, they knew right away that they had done something wrong. Adam and Eve knew they were naked, they experienced shame, and they ran away from God’s presence.

Today you and I must deal with our sin and our shame. This is the cause of mental illness. We are trying to live life without intimate fellowship with Our Creator, the world denies His existence. We will never be healthy humans in our body, soul, and spirit if we try to do life without acknowledging Our Creator as Our God and King.

His throne is directly above our heads. We live on a fixed earth under a fixed Throne in heaven, we, earth dwellers, are the center of all of God’s creation.  

How do I know for sure?

Here I offer you the real remedy for emotional illness.

God the Father sent His Son in the form of human flesh, as unto Adam’s original design, to be perfectly righteous in thought, word, and deed on this earth filled with sinful humans. Jesus survived every test to deny His Father’s will. He exemplified “righteousness” in the fullest measure to all the people that saw and heard His Words.

Righteousness = full compliance with the will of the Father

Jesus performed that work, He was crucified on a wooden cross, was held on the cross by the nails that He had made as the creative Word of God, He was buried in a rich man’s tomb virgin tomb. Three nights and three days later He rose victorious over death. Our battle with “death” and separation from Our Creator was fully dealt with at that moment in human history.

His resurrection provides the way and the reason we can find healing from our emotional sickness. By acknowledging His rightful place in our heart, to trust the words He said on the cross, “it is finished”. At the point of your faith and your surrender to His Remedy for your brokenness and emotional scars you are healed. Fact remains that all your crimes against the Creator were dealt with judicially on that day in Palestine and in heaven.

The fact of this historic event will usher in an undeniable event soon to be on our horizon, His Throne in heaven will come down to earth. When He shed His righteous blood He secured the earth back to us, back to the Father, back to Glory and Perfection.

Those who believe this report will be One with God like was Adam was in the days walked in the Garden before Satan deceived him and his beautiful wife.

Remember, In the Beginning God…

He is the beginning of all things. He has the power to totally reshape and rebuild your life. All you need to do is quit trying to be your own god.

Shalom to all who trust in His Name!!


The church of tomorrow

December 8, 2021

The future church in America

As we look toward the end of 2021 and on into 2022 we have to be honest as christians as to the "spiritual state" of the church in America. In the pursuit of a much needed honesty about these things, we must make an honest assessment which is required for all of us who call upon the Name of the Lord for salvation even if our assessment isn't good.

As “christians” in America have allowed our churches to become ultra divided over issues that are not important to ...

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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?

More Intimate Fellowship and holy divine Connections

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 nec...

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What holds for 2019

January 1, 2019

What holds for the future and 2019

Riots and more riots, emergency broadcast announcements, temporary bank runs, and marshal law will mark the first half of this year.

Our nation and the world is at a breaking point after decades of media driven falsehood and deception in the worlds of science, international conflict, and operation of our financial markets. More humans will come to know this year that there exists an incredible Satanic monolith seeking to control the thoughts of men through mi...

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The Reality of Dualism in our American Culture

May 22, 2018
What I have learned over the course of a very eventful life is that no matter who you try to fool eventually the truth will rise to the surface. Many of us had no idea that for decades the secret esoteric beliefs held by some of our conservative so-called Christian congressmen and women was in line with ancient idolatry of Egypt until the internet introduced the truth movement and it began to take hold in culture and reveal the dark side of what I am calling "modern day dualism".

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2018 - Justice will be served

December 31, 2017

Decades of crime against the weakest among us will be exposed to the general public this year, at times it will be hard to read the latest news headlines. This work of revealing evil is a necessary work. The heavenly forces perform this work in order for godly prosperity to come to the nations. A calamitous end has been prophesied for decades BUT God has a work He will perform before THE END.

An understanding of the work of heaven will be more clear to mankind as the Lord unravels the sinister...

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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 si...

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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. 

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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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Kingdom Support Services

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.

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

LLI Mission & Projects

LLI Articles of Faith

Our Story and Vision



Why give to an Ekklasia Plant in Pilot Mountain?

The Path of Restoration of the Bride of Jesus Christ 

  • Intercessory Prayer of agreement by two or three like-minded believers in a geographical location.
  • Through prayer and inquiry of the Holy Spirit begin to establish clear strategic individual prayer targets at the local level of government and community life.
  • Seek for opportunities to publicly Re-preach the full gospel according to manner that John the Baptist performed to prepare the Way of Our Jesus Christ, calling men everywhere to repent. 
  • As the Lord's apostles did in obedience to the Great Commission we publicly declare His historical resurrection demonstrating power of death, we believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit will manifest so as to prepare our hearts to receive His soon coming earthly kingdom.
  • Restore the role of what it means to be an "ambassadors" of the ministry of reconciliation. Understanding that we, mere mortals, stand between heaven and earth to call men to a peace treaty with heaven to restore peace with their Maker and Judge.
  • Walking as Our Lord walked to raise up true life-giving disciples, followers of Our Lord's words and ways making a clean break from the world and any false loyalty to man-made ecclesiastical Nicolatian  religious orders.
  • To inspire unity in the Body of Christ around the essentials of the historic faith bequeathed to us from our forefathers. In His way, and in His time, that the world may see that we are one as our Father and His Son are One.
  • Build a team of diverse God the Father ordained leaders that fit the Biblical model of those called to be ambassadors of Christ, a group called to raise up leaders who hear the Voice of Spirit. A true five fold group of leaders.
  • To continue to expand the Kingdom of Christ by loving sinners enough to go evangelistically where they hang out and meet them in their ditches in the love of Our Savior.
  • Equip the saints by praying over them and speaking prophetically into their lives. Give them Spiritual guidance.
  • To encourage the Body of Christ to work together, using all their spiritual gifts, and so we can foster positive change in any community where we have been strategically placed by the Lord. 
  • Gather the elders, those the Father is calling out to be the next generation shepherds of His Flock, the David's, not the Saul's of the past, men and women who have sold all to follow the Lamb.
  • Gather called out elect  Jews, Gentiles, and Muslims that make up the remnant of God, a diverse and unique gathering of saints from every tongue and nation.
  • Build a community (places of refuge) in targeted and strategic areas that include access to natural resources where training in skills, working with your hands, basic functional education, restore the man and his soul, train in leadership by example - mentoring rising generation.
  • Sponsor trips to Israel to establish our understanding of Our unified place in the Land and with all of His People scattered abroad.
  • Get involved in all work and in all facets of life.
  • Reestablish the family to the rising generation so the newly converted can visibly  "see" and "feel" firsthand the love of husband and wives and the brethren manifested in real and tangible ways.
  • Raise up next generation teams of Holy Spirit trained and prepared ambassadors of His peace who are sent out to the ends of the earth to Spirit-led places on the face of the earth.
  • Build a network of home gatherings and in "other" intimate settings for the purpose of training and equipping the "saints" and where we openly display Christian hospitality and where we share material things. 
  • Sending out Gospel workers who establish churches (ekklesias) that are biblically-governed and prepared to be houses of agape love and purity and in whom the power of heaven dwells.

The Life and Times of

The Keener Family 

Over the last few years

Photos that tell our story

33 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 Children, Son-in-law & beautiful Grandchild

Our baby girl - 13

Zoe Hannah Grace Keener

Who knows.... 

Zachariah - 16

4th boy - a chaser 

Taught himself how to ride a bike and swim, football, now golf, we didn't know he wanted to do these things until we saw it with our eyes, in the 80s in 2 months.

Steve - 18

A beautiful human and great athlete - Our God has called him to be His spokesperson for his generation

Matthew - 19 

athlete who loves sports, mostly football

currently playing football at Western Carolina

Seth - 22

Athlete - Baseball player

Wake Forest Baseball - drafted 3rd round by White Sox

Wants to help the world get smarter 

Also called to do mighty things on the earth

 Kayla - 26

loves Josh and life

married to Josh - July 7, 2020

Ap State graduate and Wake Forest Masters of Accounting Graduate works for Grant Thornton Accounting firm. Josh a great husband happens to be a native South African

Becca - 29

Princeton grad & London School of Economics grad seeking peace and happiness

Jenna - 31

An Entrepreneur who can do anything artistic

Mom of Jerry

The best barista / baker in Winston Salem or anywhere

The big time Jeremiah - our first grandson


Family Shots over the years