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What's next for the Body of Christ?

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Saturday, August 31, 2019, In : Christian Maturity 

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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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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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 & Values

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 - 12

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 - 17

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

attending Western Carolina to play football

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 - 24

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