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In The Beginning --- God

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Thursday, August 17, 2023, In : Restoration 

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 H...

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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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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