Thursday, October 03, 2013

August Shots. Working on the interior (lofts etc.) in September and October!

Used log slices with bark edges to make a sort of Board & Batten with a difference. This way one can use smaller logs and with much less milling and waste.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Almost done with walls! This window is a floating one. Sits in the bales...small enough so as not to need a frame to hold it.

Note that the bales do not sit on the cement foundation. They sit on parallel logs which in turn sit on a lime sand plaster. Wool is placed between the logs for insulation and as a moisture exchange along with the plaster. This keeps a barrier between sweating cement and bales.

Wow!..... unmeasured...yet ten bales fit perfectly???

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, May 06, 2012

The background behind the fascination with Literal Israel. An Important message for those preaching the three angles message today!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Morning and evening the exodus people were to come before the court gate to witness the burnt offering. It was to remind them that they needed the ministration of God's dear Son, His shed blood, in order to be able to dwell in the blessing of God. It was to remind them of the need of repentance from dead works and of their natural unfitness for heaven. This has given me a whole new understanding of why the family should come to God morning and evening. It is not just to gain head knowledge of doctrines or to appease a ritual need. It is to acknowledge what the Cross of Christ tells me. "I need thee every hour most precious Lord".

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blow The Trumpet (re-edited version).mp4

I reworked this a bit more last night and pulled back the reverb.
Last hour call to repentance prefigured in the Jewish Day of Atonement. Lyrics and tune by Patti Vaillant. Sung by Brian Dunne

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Play or download the first chapter of my narration of the beautiful Steps to Christ audio book. Completely Free. The complete book will be uploaded for free download soon.
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Steps to Christ Chapter 1 (edited by Adventist Media Center AU.)

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This version has not had noise cancellation performed yet but is fully listenable.
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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dealing with Stress

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New Audio Message. Dealing with Stress. 20 minutes. Brian Dunne

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Jews had prided themselves upon their divinely appointed services; and they concluded that as God once specified the Hebrew manner of worship, it was impossible that he should ever authorize a change in any of its specifications. They decided that Christianity must connect itself with the Jewish laws and ceremonies. They were slow to discern to the end of that which had been abolished by the death of Christ, and to perceive that all their sacrificial offerings had but prefigured the death of the Son of God, in which type had met its antitype, rendering valueless the divinely appointed ceremonies and sacrifices of the Jewish religion. Red 26-28
As He ate the Passover with His disciples, He instituted in its place the service that was to be the memorial of His great sacrifice. The national festival of the Jews was to pass away forever. The service which Christ established was to be observed by His followers in all lands and through all ages." {CCh 298.2} {DA 652.2}
Now read and understand these texts written to the Hebrew converts in (Heb 13:9) Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

(Heb 13:10) We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. (Heb 13:11) For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. (Heb 13:12) Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. (Heb 13:13) Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. (Heb 13:14) For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (Heb 13:15) By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Heb 13:16) But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
The Christian economy is here defined. You cannot eat of the meat of two priesthoods. The Levitical types and shadows could only now detract from the observance of the true feasts which involve following Christ by faith in the movements of His heavenly ministry. To keep the earthly feast of the Levitical year would be to show a misunderstanding of this.

Let us keep the feast in the newness of the Spirit.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We may enter in through the veil, that is to say His flesh. In the earthly temple the physical veils to both the first and second rooms were to protect sinful flesh from being consumed by God's glory.
But the apostle Paul here makes a fascinating point. The Heavenly veil is Christ's humanity. We are shielded from divine wrath by the relation of Christ's perfect humanity to us. Whoever has faith in Him may be shielded by His veil. Not only was it perfect in righteousness but it was perfect in the satisfaction of the penalty for sin. The likeness of sinful flesh in Christ, that same humanity of fallen Adam, met its penalty at Cavalry.....and yet the great paradox....the One who bore it was sinless and divine and could also claim the power of an endless life. Being then the satisfaction of the penalty against our flesh, He takes that debt against us out of the way, and offers the endless life of God to us through that same conduit of a justified humanity. Under examination the divine human Christ had no personal guilt, but manifested perfect righteousness.  Therefore the law could not deny Him entry through the gates of heaven, neither could it deny Him access to the temple of God as our High Priest. We are accepted in the beloved. We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. We may cry Abba, Father. Christ has bridged the gulf. Thus He stated that we may pray..."Our Father" in His name. Oh the depth of love in those words. How little we realize that it was to be over the promise of His offering up of Himself, that He granted to us the the highest privilege of speaking directly to the Holy One who is high and lifted up, separate from sinners. We may come to Abba, Father, through His relation to us and through His satisfaction of the penalty against the flesh of man.

(Heb 10:9)  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
(Heb 10:10)  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
(Heb 10:11)  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
(Heb 10:12)  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
(Heb 10:13)  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
(Heb 10:14)  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
(Heb 10:15)  Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
(Heb 10:16)  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
(Heb 10:17)  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
(Heb 10:18)  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
(Heb 10:19)  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
(Heb 10:20)  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
(Heb 10:21)  And having an high priest over the house of God;

Monday, January 02, 2012

Why was Christ not Himself a condemned human in taking the likeness of sinful flesh. Romans 8:3. Because in Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily, in Him alone, in fallen human flesh, dwelt the solution that the law could not bring to that same flesh. Thus the Father declared...."This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." Perfect righteousness shone forth. John 1:9. And yet He was made under the law, born into a condemned flesh, born to die in our place, to suffer our fate without participating in our sin, so that we might enjoy His Father's pleasure of Him in us. The mystery of God revealed. Glory to God. What wondrous love is this!

Friday, December 09, 2011

What is Faith? Part 1.
Whatever faith is the scripture identifies it a the difference between life and death for in one of the very first conflicts between good and evil in the human family the victory was one by faith and lost by faithlessness.  Therefore faith is of utmost importance to those who would live for God. This would mean that the understanding of what faith pertains to is of vital importance to the Christian and should be his or her continual study.
 Heb 11:4  By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, in which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. The word used for faith here is πίστις = pistis  (pis'-tis) faith,.
Now notice in the example of fallen Judah its inverse described in Romans 11:20.  Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: The word for unbelief here is  ἀπιστία = apistia (ap-is-tee'-ah)  faithlessness. In Greek the word “a” placed before a word like “faith” means “without faith”. We see this in the composit word apathy in English. Pathos is related to passionate. A-pathy realtes to one without the pathos or passion to do a certain thing. We see it used again in the term a-moral. The “a” here indicates that one believes there is no fixed moral code or that one is without a moral code.
Now let us look at the main point again. The exercise of faith testified of Abel’s righteousness. Then it was the exercise of faithlessness on the part of Cain that testified of his unrighteousness. And we also read that without faith it is impossible to please Him (God).
Consider then another fact about faith:  (Gal 2:20)  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

If Christ lives in me then His faith is in me. A man cannot possess righteousness without faith. He cannot even have it of his own innate resources. He must receive it by faith. And faith is by the life of Christ in the believer.
Now you have heard it said that the evolutionist must have more faith than the Christian. Although we understand the point that is being made and the good intent behind it do you see the lack of understanding here as to what Biblical faith means. Faith is not presumption. I tis the inverse of presumption..What is it that the evolutionist has...presumption. I certainly hope that is not what the Christian has in a lesser degree. No no! That would be what Laodicea has..presumption. They think they have faith but the evidence testifies that it was presumption. They think that they are clothed but they are naked. Christian faith is trust in something concrete..the trustworthiness of God’s word, the reception of His Spirit, the hearing of His real voice to the soul and the abiding in it. Let us seek this faith then for it is free to all and nigh unto all. We do not want more of what the evolutionist has..that is a false faith. We want the righteousness that comes from receiving Christ into the heart.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

When  I came to this country in 1982 I learned about the holiday called thanksgiving. In time I found it a pleasant time to be with family and give God praise. The origins of the fall festival or observance has many roots both in non-Christian and Christian culture. So it is with all the seasons...each culture had overlapping times where then believed they should acknowledge the Creator or their collection of "spirits".
Both God and Satan knew the importance of  seasonal festivals and convocations and as the history of the world went by God and Satan used such times of remembrance in the hopes of teaching something. God sought to teach the truth. Satan sought to teach the lie.
In our present day we have festivals in our cultures which are a mix of traditions. Even Judaism, which sought to escape the contamination of outside pagan cultural festivals, ended up embedding the equivalent errors into their rituals. The underlying error in all paganism is salvation by works, and the belief in the divine within the creature. Ironically Judaism's festivals became an assertion in this rather than it's denial. To this God says...:Isa 66:3  He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations." Judaism's ritualistic purity became a mask for creature worship and God saw it as the same thing as idol worship.
Josephus speaks of astrological meanings in the sanctuary symbols which the Jew had adopted by the time of Christ. How sad that they missed the real meaning of the rituals and symbols pointing to the one who stood among them.
Today there are those who will have nothing to do with the various festivals that professed Christian tradition sought to replace and overlap.  I can agree with this when the traditions themselves seek to replace God's perpetual reminders such as the Seventh Day Sabbath. I can also sympathize with avoiding the obvious blend of pagan and Christian ideals that compromising Roman Christianity created. But I cannot agree with ignoring the opportunity to meet on common ground with other Christians in that which uplifts Christ at those times. I would rather point to Christ than make issue of a dead ritualistic focus.
The feasts I do keep are those that Paul points to...(1Co 5:7)  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
(1Co 5:8)  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
The old leaven that lead to a ritualistic focus rather than a faith focus also lead to a continued breach of the commandments. They strained at a gnat and swallowed a camel. So as we approach the various festivals with their varied origins let us seek to direct those so involved to look upward to Christ rather than inward. Do not attack people concerning the varied origins of a Christmas tree tradition but rather speak to them of the One who did indeed send His Son as a babe. Encourage them to practice the gift of giving to those in need. These things are the most urgent needs of the soul. If you lead them to love Christ they will soon enough discern the confusion in the festivals of our time. Let us give thanks with a pure conscience.