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Life from the Dead - Men of Great Faith - Part 2

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : Faith 

Life from the Dead – Men of Great Faith – Part 2

Men who changed history

Nine generations from our father Noah, a person arises, something happens in the life of one of Shem's great great great great great grandchildren. 

Just before I, Shem, must be placed in the grave by the bones of my fathers. My great great great great great great great grandson hears once again the prompting of the same Voice my father heard before the Great devastation. The same Voice that guided my dad to build th...

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Life from the Dead - Men of Great Faith - Part 1

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : Faith 

Life From The Dead – Story of True Faith

About 4 years ago I wrote on this blog on the foundation of our faith --- literally viewed as “life from the dead” In this article I chronicled the struggle of Noah and Abraham to do the hard things they were told to do by an invisible God through the medium of His Spirit and through instrumentality of His Holy Angels.

Noah – a man who stepped up in a difficult time

A dark mist hangs over my head and darkness, judgment looms over all of my fe...

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Why I believe

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, January 13, 2011, In : Faith 

Why I believe

The word of God reveals many things to us about life, history, and details about the workings of the universe. 


Most importantly though, God's word reveals His power in the life of people who have simply taken His heavenly words revealed to them to heart, and put them into action. 


Humans, just like you and me, made of the dust, were willing to walk toward a humanly invisible reality called heaven. A place which contains the glory of God's eternal presence without the mitigatio...

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Faith to Find Our Calling

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Faith 

I hope that you can agree with me on this simple topic that, “without faith it is impossible to please God!”   

For many of you, young men and women, the question remains, “How do I show my God, my personal faith?” 

I believe that in order to “show” God that you are trusting Him exclusively, you must, in the first place, “learn” what you are being called to do for God. 

And it takes time to gain knowledge of God and His Voice. His ways are not our ways nor are His thoughts our ...
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The Cry of Faith!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, January 25, 2010, In : Faith 

In a world that is going to get more and more difficult on the true believer, a heartfelt “cry” of faith, is the most powerful weapon to save a desperate man or woman from from the “woes” of emotional, physical, and spiritual anguish.  The man or woman of G-d who cries out the Living G-d, by faith, will find real help but it must contain a full commitment to serve this G-d we are crying out to.  The heartfelt “cry” of one man, from the depths of his heart, can rearrange history an...

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Life From the Dead - Abraham's obedience

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, December 31, 2009, In : Faith 

A dark mist hangs over our drooping heads.  The times seem so filled with great stress as swords clash in the heights.  Darkness presses its heavy weight of fear, tyranny, and control down on those of us who have been designated keepers of earth realm.  The spirit realm continues to operate as normal, certain men rise to power and others die in obscurity.  Wars wage, nations rise and fall, and the spirits of the air keep score.  The old-line battles wage as familiar adversaries face each othe...

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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