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Spiritual Declension Defined / Renewal Explained

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : Sanctification 


Over the last few years I have come to realize a measure of decline in my determination and drive to take the message of the cross to our lost and dying world. At the outset of my call to preach I had so much fire in my belly I could not but preach, sadly, as the Word predicts, decline comes and the passion fades.

Back in 2012 I asked the Lord to reveal to me the state of my heart. We had moved back to NJ, I was tired physically and emotionally, and I knew I was spiritually sleepy to the n...


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Soul Crucified with Christ

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Sanctification 

Can you and I ever get to the place of living in a way where we are constantly winning against the evil on the inside of us and in the world around us?   

Is it possible to begin a new life where we are consistently overcoming the seductive temptations that confront us every day in our very fast paced, tempestuous and very pagan society?

The kind of temptations that capture control of our redeemed mind and put us in a mind-numbed 
temporally based state of being. 

What and where do these sinful t...


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Know, Be, & Do!

Posted by Jonathan Keener on Friday, January 1, 2010, In : Sanctification 

The Lord gave me these words share with our small group gathering, “know, be, and do”.  These words are an aid to simplify the process of the development of a leader in the church of Jesus Christ.  So much of what I have done in the past has been based more in “doing” things for God, but honestly, what can we do for a Christ we barely “know”?  We must first take up our cross and follow Him -- not church dogma, doctrinal arguments, or even the “sacred cows” of our passionate mi...


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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. livinlattes@gmail.com

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


If you had $10,000.000 

what would you do?


LLI Mission & Values

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.
  • Establish clear strategic geographic targets to undo Satan's government of the targeted area - bring your will and skill to connect to local community and its government to help better local community.
  • Build a community (cities 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.
  • Re-preach the gospel according to manner that Our Jesus (Yeshua's) showed in His lifestyle, calling men everywhere to repent and receive all of Him and His soon coming kingdom.
  • Restore the role of "ambassadors" of the ministry of reconciliation. We stand between heaven and hell 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 love 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.
  • 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.
  • Raise up teams of Holy Spirit trained and prepared ambassadors of His peace who come through the process of training as priests to God are sent out to the Spirit-led places where sinners like us live and operate.
  • Open up homes and "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 that are biblically-governed and prepared to be houses of agape love and purity and in whom the power of heaven dwells.
  • 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.

The Life and Times of

The Keener Family 

Over the last few years

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.


Bishop JC Ryle 1879

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Photos that tell our story

32 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 Growing Children & Grandchild

Our little baby girl - 11

Zoe Hannah Grace Keener

Who knows.... 

Zachariah - 15

4th boy - a chaser 

Taught himself how to ride a bike and swim, now football, we didn't know he wanted to do these things until we saw it happen with our eyes


Steve - 16

A good kid - God made him that way

a lover of people 

Matt - 18 

athlete - winner who loves sports mostly football

unknown skills yet to be revealed...


Seth - 21

Athlete - Baseball player

Wake Forest Baseball

Wants to help the world get smarter 


 Kayla - 24

loves Josh and life

married to Josh in 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 - 27

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


Jenna - 30

An Entrepreneur who can do anything artistic

Mom of Jerry

The best barista / baker @ The Songbird House


The big time Jeremiah - our first grandson

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Family Shots