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ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
October 27: Psalm 87; 1 Kings 19; Haggai 2; James 2:1–13

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:56


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 87 Psalm 87 (Listen) Glorious Things of You Are Spoken A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. 87   On the holy mount stands the city he founded;2     the LORD loves the gates of Zion    more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.3   Glorious things of you are spoken,    O city of God. Selah 4   Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;    behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush1—    “This one was born there,” they say.5   And of Zion it shall be said,    “This one and that one were born in her”;    for the Most High himself will establish her.6   The LORD records as he registers the peoples,    “This one was born there.” Selah 7   Singers and dancers alike say,    “All my springs are in you.” Footnotes [1] 87:4 Probably Nubia (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 19 (Listen) Elijah Flees Jezebel 19 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3 Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” 5 And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” 6 And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 And the angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” 8 And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God. The Lord Speaks to Elijah 9 There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.1 13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14 He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” 15 And the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. 17 And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death. 18 Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” The Call of Elisha 19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” 21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him. Footnotes [1] 19:12 Or a sound, a thin silence (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Haggai 2 Haggai 2 (Listen) The Coming Glory of the Temple 2 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet: 2 “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, 3 ‘Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. Work, for I am with you, declares the LORD of hosts, 5 according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. 6 For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. 7 And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts. 9 The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.'” Blessings for a Defiled People 10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, 11 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Ask the priests about the law: 12 ‘If someone carries holy meat in the fold of his garment and touches with his fold bread or stew or wine or oil or any kind of food, does it become holy?'” The priests answered and said, “No.” 13 Then Haggai said, “If someone who is unclean by contact with a dead body touches any of these, does it become unclean?” The priests answered and said, “It does become unclean.” 14 Then Haggai answered and said, “So is it with this people, and with this nation before me, declares the LORD, and so with every work of their hands. And what they offer there is unclean. 15 Now then, consider from this day onward.1 Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the LORD, 16 how did you fare? When2 one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty. 17 I struck you and all the products of your toil with blight and with mildew and with hail, yet you did not turn to me, declares the LORD. 18 Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid, consider: 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you.” Zerubbabel Chosen as a Signet 20 The word of the LORD came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, 21 “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, 22 and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 On that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the LORD, and make you like a3 signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the LORD of hosts.” Footnotes [1] 2:15 Or backward; also verse 18 [2] 2:16 Probable reading (compare Septuagint); Hebrew Lord, since they were. When [3] 2:23 Hebrew the (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: James 2:1–13 James 2:1–13 (Listen) The Sin of Partiality 2 My brothers,1 show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called? 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. Footnotes [1] 2:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 14 (ESV)

DREAM. THINK. DO.
338: Dealing with the B.S. of your Blessings

DREAM. THINK. DO.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 48:52


With a podcast called “DREAM THINK DO,” it's not a surprise that we talk a lot about the keys to ACCOMPLISHING our goals and dreams.  But recently, I realized that we don't talk a lot about what happens when we actually ACHIEVE some of those goals and dreams.  And let's be real #realtalk.  We need to celebrate those blessings and be grateful when a goal is achieved and a dream is realized.  AND at the same time... we need to recognize that there can be some challenges that come when we actually receive some of the blessings!  We can experience some discomfort… heck... even some problems… when some of our dreams are realized.  The very things we'd wanted... the very things we'd prayed for...  can… at times... cause some "stuff." You know what I'm talking about.  Those blessings can also sometimes bring some new challenges to navigate. It's something we're calling the B.S. of your blessings.  It's critical… and we need to talk about how to acknowledge the BS and then what to do with it!  Oh… and we need to have some fun as we do all of this too!  Let's get to it! RESOURCES & PODCASTS REFERENCED: The NEXT SEASON: https://mitchmatthews.com/331 From FREE to FEE: Becoming a PAID Speaker: https://mitchmatthews.com/332 A Hiro's Journey: What I've learned from our Akita puppy so far: https://mitchmatthews.com/322/ MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Okay… if full transparency… when I say "BS" I may not be talking about the "BS" that might come to mind. LOL!  But… I did that to have some fun... and to make this concept even easier to remember.   The BS I'm talking about is something I've started calling: "Blessing Shift." What is BLESSING SHIFT? Blessing Shift is what happens when we experience some discomfort… some change… some pain… after we've achieved a goal or a dream.  We all have to acknowledge that sometimes… some “tough stuff” can come with the “good stuff.”  Right?   The big thing is we need to ACKNOWLEDGE it and then decide what to DO with that BS. I give some examples in the episode… of some recent BS that I've experienced (with one story involving Hiro) as well as BS some friends and other Dream Think Doers have been experiencing lately.  Then… we'll dive into the steps to deal with the BS. STEPS to DEAL with the BS: STEP 1:  Acknowledge the BS STEP 2: ACCEPT the BS ADAPT to the BS  or... ALTER the BS QUESTIONS for each STEP: STEP 1: Acknowledge the BS What are some of the blessings in my life currently (big and small)?  - Feel the gratitude What are some of the possible "blessing shifts" that I might be experiencing right now? Where do I need to acknowledge some of the blessing shifts? Now… pick one to walk through STEP 2 with STEP 2: ACCEPT, ADAPT and/or ALTER the BS Where do I need to ACCEPT the Blessing Shift? (Maybe even celebrate them?) Where do I need to ADAPT TO the Blessing Shift? How could I make some small but significant changes to help adapt? Where could I get some additional training to help me adapt? Who could I be learning from to help me to adapt? Where might I need to give myself a little grace AS I/we adapt? And where do I need to ALTER them? Where do I need to set some new boundaries? What's something (small or big) I need to STOP doing because of this BS? What's something (small or big) I need to START doing because of this BS? Do I need to just sell the Mercedes?   (As in… do I need to dump, ditch or delegate the BS?) NOW… I want to hear from YOU! Comment and let me know where you're seeing a "Blessing Shift" right now in your life.  Big or small… what's an example of some BS for you right now? Then… let's keep this convo going.  If you're up for it... let me know how you are either ACCEPTING it... ADAPTING to it... or ALTERING it.  I can't wait to hear from YOU on whether this resonated WITH you… helped you or offended your delicate sensibilities. (LOL!)  Let's have a BS CHALLENGE! As we're ramping up for the big THANK YOU DAY of Thanksgiving here in the US… I thought it might be a good time to explore the potential BS in our lives.  I mean… what if we got people talking about what they're grateful for AND we got them talking about how they're either ACCEPTING, ADAPTING to or ALTERING any BS they've been experiencing this year.  Heck… it could be gooooood.  Right? So… invite a friend or some family to this episode and have a little discussion about the BLESSINGS from this year as well as some of the BS that may have hit too!  Then talk about some of the ways you want to Acknowledge... Accept... Adapt and/or Alter those amazing freeeegin' blessings in your life!   Tag me... and/or share the link for the episode and include a hashtag #blessshift and let's see where this goes!  You in?  I hope so!  #letsdealwithourBS :)

When Christians Speak
His Abounding Grace with Min. Van; STOP! Don't Block Your Blessings!

When Christians Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 54:00


His Abounding Grace with Min. Van; STOP! Don't Block Your Blessings! WEEKLY BROADCASTS: “His Abounding Grace” Tuesdays @ 7 pm; ”Challenged To Change” Wednesdays @ 7 pm; "Declaring The Finished Work" Thursdays @ 12 Noon; "Friday Night Joy" Fridays @ 7 pm; "Bread of Life” 1st & 3rd Sundays @ 7 pm; WEEKLY PRAYER:  “Mid-Day Glory Prayer” (Wednesdays @ 1:00pm) Dial-in#:(712) 770-5505 Access Code:732-499# MONTHLY BROADCASTS “LifeLine" 1st Mondays @ 7 pm; “Adoration”  3rd Mondays @ 7 pm; “Matters Of The Heart” 3rd Fridays @ 7pm; “Bold And Beautiful”  2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am; “R3: "Real Life, Real Men, Real Talk” 2nd Sundays @ 7:00pm;  “Marriage Takeover” 4th Sundays @ 7:00 pm;Spiritual Nuggets of Truth" will air 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 8 pm. Minister Karmen A. Booker, https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=RPBUN5XAVKCMY

Church News
The multigenerational blessings of senior missionary service with Elder Weatherford T. Clayton

Church News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 51:01


Senior members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been contributing to the missionary efforts of the Church since the earliest days of the Restoration. Today the opportunities for senior missionaries are vast, and more missionaries are needed. Still, there are a lot of misconceptions about this important volunteer work. Today we are joined by the Church Missionary Department's Elder Weatherford T. Clayton and Arthur Johnson to discuss the need for senior missionaries in the Church and the variety of ways they can serve younger generations and the world.  To learn more about senior Church service opportunities visit SeniorMissionary.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Members and their priesthood leaders can also contact the Missionary Department directly at 801-240-0897, or via email at seniormission@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Saints' Hill Church Podcast
Spiritual Warfare: Truth & Lies

Saints' Hill Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 53:58


Since the beginning we see that it is our agreement with the serpent that empowers hell on earth. The essence of spiritual warfare is all about what you think. This is why there is the invitation to daily have our minds renewed by The Lord. This past Sunday, Alex Rettmann continued with Part 3 in the Spiritual Warfare series. We are reminded that a major part of spiritual warfare has to do with ourselves! - Sin and The Flesh. Therefore, Alex walks us through Ephesians Chapter 6 to show us we are more than equipped to fight this spiritual battle! The chapter tells us its our job to resist the enemy with Truth! - Lastly, Alex leads us through the book of Romans to show us that sin and the flesh have been dealt with through the work of Jesus Christ. We are dead to sin and slaves to righteousness! - So take a firm stand against darkness and ask yourself today - Which voice are you listening to? - For us today we can see two major voices are wealth and politics. So, in other words what are you “taking and then eating?” What is truly pleasing to the eyes of our heart? May it be his thoughts and his voice over our lives. Be strong and courageous! Blessings!

Congregation of the Living Word, a Messianic Jewish Congregation
The Blessings of Children: Part 2  Blessed is the Man. - English only

Congregation of the Living Word, a Messianic Jewish Congregation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 1:54


Children are often devalued in modern society. It is a surprise for many to see how the Almighty refers to children! Recorded October 19, 2021

Morning Meditation For Men
The Importance of Being In Place

Morning Meditation For Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 29:03


Good Morning, Good Morning, #GoodMorning ! and welcome to The Rise & Grind Crew! Today we are going to explore Ezekiel 22, and talk about "The Importance of Being In Place". Brothers, it is so important for us to be in place for our FAMILY, our COMMUNITY and our COUNTRY. When Men are in place God will hold back His anger. God is calling us to Stand up for HIm, Stand up in the city, and Sure up the City! Listen to the #PODCAST on any platform that you consume content. Morning Meditation For Men with Pastor S Geoffrey Monts, available Tuesday & Thursday. Read EZEKIEL 22 IN ITS ENTIRETY. I RAN OUT OF SPACE TO PUT THE ENTIRE SCRIPTURE HERE. IT WILL BE UPLOADED TO THE BLOG NOTES OVER AT WWW.MORNINGMEDITATIONFORMEN.COM Some brief facts: 70% of Male prisoner come from fatherless homes. 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. 63% of teen suicides come from fatherless homes. In the USA taxpayers spend more than 8 Billion dollars annually on high school drop outs for public assistance. Teen pregnancies cost the American tax payers an average of 10 billion dollars annually. ARE YOU IN PLACE? God is seeking for men to stand up for him! (STAND IN THE CITY) God is seeking men to repair what is broken down and not operating properly! (SURE UP THE CITY) God is seeking men to Stand in the Gap for him. (SECURE THE CITY) When you are in place and standing for righteousness God will not destroy the city. It was only because he could not find anyone who would stand up that the decision was mad to destroy. It reminds me of the story of Noah in Genesis 5. God could not find any righteous people save Noah and his family and the world was destroyed by water. Here is the Grace in the story of Noah and in our present situation. God say “I will never flood the world again.” When we can Grace will stand in the city, Grace with sure up the city, and Grace will secure the city! That is an awesome thing. Brothers we have a job to do! Get in place and restore our families and our future. Thank you for being part of the #RiseAndGrindCrew! I am glad you are here. It is my prayer that the #MorningMeditationForMen podcast/prayercast are helping you to obtain a deeper richer relationship with Jesus Christ. All while enjoying a deliciously rich cup of #Coffee #Java #CupOfJoe! Have a super day brothers. Peace and Blessings and thank you for listening to the #Podcast every #Tuesday and #Thursday #GodsGrace #Grace #Prayer #TheImpactMan #SGeoffreyMonts #Anchor #Spotify #ApplePodcast #GooglePodcast #Breaker #Overcast #YouTube #iHeartRadio Intro Music: "Say Goodnight" Joakim Kraud Other Music: Vision Outfit: WRSP Hat & WRSP Tee in Grape www.artofhomage.com Contact Information: S Geoffrey Monts: LoveLaughLegacy@Gamil.com www.morningmeditationformen.com Copyright LoveLaughLegay Media 2021 #RiseAndGrindCrew #Coffee #Java #CupOfJoe #MorningMeditationForMen #Podcast #TuesdayAndThursday #GodsGrace #Grace #Prayer #TheImpactMan #SGeoffreyMonts #1V1M #Anchor #Spotify #ApplePodcast #GooglePodcast #Breaker #Overcast #YouTube #iHeartRadio #castbox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support

Every Day Light: A Reading of the One Year Daily Bible

Jeremiah 49:23-50:46 Titus 1 Psalm 97-98 Proverbs 26:13-16 Blessing from Blessings for the Morning by Susie Larson Song: Atch - Found You Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported Video Link: https://youtu.be/G774NKvUm88#NoCopyrightMusic#VlogMusic#VlogNoCopyrightMusic

Word of Life Church Podcast
Blessings From Burdens | Pastor Joel Sims

Word of Life Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 43:37


Come, Follow Me: BYU Speeches Podcast
October 25-31| Temple Blessings | Robert D. Hales

Come, Follow Me: BYU Speeches Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 25:05


The blessings of temple ordinances are sacred and eternal, and essential. Prepare now to make and keep temple covenants. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crooked Creek Baptist Church
The Blessings of Walking in the Fear of the Lord

Crooked Creek Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 40:46


White Fields Church
Barriers To Blessings

White Fields Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021


Pastor Vic Fonov shares a message with us this Sunday. To support our ministry please visit www.whitefieldsalaska.com

Chapelwood Sanctuary Podcast
Re:Member Re:Set Re:Ply - The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings: Benediction (Contemporary 9:45)

Chapelwood Sanctuary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021


The Nourishment Podcast
"Blacker The Berry."

The Nourishment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 131:32


How Goes It!? Welcome back to another installment of this illustriousness. This week, we chop it up about random cultural spots you can see in Baltimore, and what makes people move to the area. Young Thug dropped an album, we discuss it. Then it leads us down a realm of what's going on with "Hip Hop", why are certain things considered hip hop, and what made us love music in general. Desmond bring up a conversation about how important men are to the birthing process and the respect men don't get.... Random sexual encounters. And much more! Subscribe, Rate, Share. Follow us on IG: @thenourishmentpodcast Email: thenourishmentpodcast@gmail.com Peace and Blessings!

The Journey Home Podcast
122. Who Is The One Who Gives Us Our Worth?

The Journey Home Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 15:03


Hi friends, in today's episode, I share about our value and worth. I believe knowing our identity in Christ is foundational for us to understand if we are going to step out into the things that God has called us to. I hope that this message provokes you to take some time this week to reflect on who God made you to be. Thank you for listening! Blessings to you and your household! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe so that you don't miss any future episodes! Wondering if our coaching service is right for you? We offer a free 30-minute coaching session for new clients! Request your appointment here: https://thejourneyhome.global/contact We love to hear from you! We read all emails and are active daily on social media. We typically respond no later than 48 hours. Here are the various ways you can connect with us: https://thejourneyhome.global Email - chrisho@thejourneyhome.global or euniceho@thejourneyhome.global Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejourneyhome.global/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thejourneyhome.global YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbapfaILfy_O4enRdgLSC4Q/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thejourneyhome/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thejourneyhome/support

Congregation of the Living Word, a Messianic Jewish Congregation
The Blessings of Children; Part 1 Who is the Greatest? - English only

Congregation of the Living Word, a Messianic Jewish Congregation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:28


The apostles came to Messiah and asked Him who was the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. The answer they received was as startling for them as it is for us today! Recorded October 19th, 2001

Morning Meditation For Men
The Blessing In Obedience Part 2

Morning Meditation For Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 36:15


Thank you for being part of the #RiseAndGrindCrew! I am glad you are here. It is my prayer that the #MorningMeditationForMen podcast/prayercast are helping you to obtain a deeper richer relationship with Jesus Christ. All while enjoying a deliciously rich cup of #Coffee #Java #CupOfJoe! Have a super day brothers. Peace and Blessings and thank you for listening to the #Podcast every #Tuesday and #Thursday #GodsGrace #Grace #Prayer #TheImpactMan #SGeoffreyMonts #Anchor #Spotify #ApplePodcast #GooglePodcast #Breaker #Overcast #YouTube #iHeartRadio Intro Music: "Say Goodnight" Joakim Kraud Other Music: Vision Outfit: WRSP Hat & WRSP Tee in Grape www.artofhomage.com Contact Information: S Geoffrey Monts: LoveLaughLegacy@Gamil.com www.morningmeditationformen.com Copyright LoveLaughLegay Media 2021 #RiseAndGrindCrew #Coffee #Java #CupOfJoe #MorningMeditationForMen #Podcast #TuesdayAndThursday #GodsGrace #Grace #Prayer #TheImpactMan #SGeoffreyMonts #1V1M #Anchor #Spotify #ApplePodcast #GooglePodcast #Breaker #Overcast #YouTube #iHeartRadio #castbox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support

Inspiring Words By Ms G
Don't Forget Your Blessings

Inspiring Words By Ms G

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 3:26


This message reminds us to be grateful for the many blessings we have in our lives. If it wasn't because of God's grace, we wouldn't have many of the things we have.

Every Day Light: A Reading of the One Year Daily Bible

Jeremiah 37-38 1 Timothy 6 Psalm 89:38-52 Proverbs 25:28 Blessing from Blessings for the Morning by Susie Larson Song: Atch - Found You Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported Video Link: https://youtu.be/G774NKvUm88#NoCopyrightMusic#VlogMusic#VlogNoCopyrightMusic

Enduring Words for Troubled Times – Enduring Word
Blessings to Healed Backsliders – Hosea 14:4-7 – October 21 2021

Enduring Words for Troubled Times – Enduring Word

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021


The post Blessings to Healed Backsliders – Hosea 14:4-7 – October 21 2021 appeared first on Enduring Word.

Colonial Hills Podcast
Sunday PM - The Blessings of a Broken Spirit

Colonial Hills Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 41:38


Pastor Andy brings a message from Psalm 51 on the importance of having a broken spirit before God and what exactly that looks like. Originally preached on Sunday evening October 17, 2021.

DavidBergeronCC
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Odedience to Injustice

DavidBergeronCC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 7:29


If you would like, you can register at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/davidbergeronccs-podcast/id545101601. Blessings and Peace United in prayer and mission Padre David

The DreamMason Podcast
From a Broken Back to Living Your Best Life with Brittany Freda

The DreamMason Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 51:23


EP 198 - From a Broken Back to Living Your Best Life with Brittany Freda In this episode, Brittany Freda and Alex talk about what Brittany experienced after breaking her back in Costa Rica, and how she overcame the psychological challenges to live the best life after the accident. Alex met Brittany in the Tulum Dating Adventure contest and was impressed with her story and the way she faced this horrifying experience. After breaking her back in Costa Rica, Brittany was told there was a big chance she was never going to be able to walk again. Brittany is a yes person and she is always eager to experience life to its fullest. In this episode we discuss: - How Alex and Brittany met through the Tulum Dating Adventure Experience - Dating and the perceptions of our exes - How Brittany broke her back in Costa Rica - How not to quit when going gets tough - Being bedridden - Blessings as a gift - Empathy and sympathy - Perspective is everything You can connect with Brittany Freda here: Instagram: @b.freeeee You can connect with Alex Terranova here: Instagram: @InspirationalAlex Website: www.TheDreamMason.com Email: Alex@TheDreamMason.com Remember, You are a DreamMason®… Because Your Dreams Don't Build Themselves. Alex Terranova is a DreamMason, the author of Fictional Authenticity, a Personal & Professional Performance Coach, and he Hosts The DreamMason Podcast, Flip the Lens & Co-Hosts The Coaching Show Podcast. He supports strong & successful high achievers to unmask convention, embrace the rebel within them, and more deeply explore the complex and agitated edges of our existence to create more clarity, freedom, and success. Alex has been featured on NBC, Fox, Focus TV's Good Morning LaLa Land, NBC Radio, Elephant Journal, The University of Adversity Podcast, The Unleash Success Podcast, The Rising Man Podcast, The Sovereign Society Podcast, Love Living Radio, and an episode of The Villain Crusher.

The Christian Health Club Podcast
Wednesday Word: Blessings Not Distressings

The Christian Health Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 1:08


Each Wednesday I'm bringing you a quick hit of Scripture Inspiration to keep you in His Word and remind you of all of the power and blessings available to you as a Christian. These mini-episodes are only a few minutes long and a wonderful way to be instantly lifted in Spirit, Mind and Body. Listen in for more love and light in your week! For more information, visit my website here: https://www.thechristiannutrionist.com/podcast/ww-93

Every Day Light: A Reading of the One Year Daily Bible

Jeremiah 35-36 1 Timothy 5 Psalm 89:14-37 Proverbs 25:25-27 Blessing from Blessings for the Morning by Susie Larson Song: Atch - Found You Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported Video Link: https://youtu.be/G774NKvUm88#NoCopyrightMusic#VlogMusic#VlogNoCopyrightMusic

Psychic Evolution
S4 EP7 House Clearings and House Blessings

Psychic Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:53


Join Jamie and Maggie Clark as they talk about house clearings and blessings. In this episode, Jamie and Maggie discuss the effects people experience that make them feel the need to call for a clearing or blessing. They also explore why and how it happens and what to do about clearing these effects from one place.   Reasons For House Clearings Homes are supposed to feel cozy and pleasant, but sometimes, something gives an uncomfortable feeling. It could be the feeling of being watched or some weird energy inside the house. Jamie and Maggie give out common reasons why these things happen and need a clearing. First is when people accidentally or consciously open up a portal to another dimension. When this happens, that person connects with the other realm, so a clearing would help close the portal. Another reason is if there are spirits in the home, which could be an energetic pattern replaying an event in that space before. Interdimensionals, elementals, and extraterrestrials can also be counted as the reason for a clearing. Additionally, objects can be conduits to portals, and bringing them inside the house means permitting them to exist there. A house clearing can also be carried out for good energy inside the space. Lastly, clarification with loved ones who have transitioned also counts as a reason to call for a house clearing.   Positive Approach When strange, supernatural things start to happen inside the house, the most common reaction is fear. Some examples of these experiences include hearing or seeing unexplainable things, objects moving on their own, and poltergeist activity. Jamie explains this to be a bad thing because it feeds the energy present in the place. Being in a reactive state will perpetuate the pattern. However, knowing how to do house clearings allows for a positive approach that will eventually make one empowered and safe. Learning how to work with these dynamics results in emanating positive, loving energy.    Outline of the Episode: [01:49] All about house clearings and blessings [06:23] When people open portals accidentally [09:51] The presence of spirits in the house [11:52] Interdimensionals and extraterrestrials from different realities [18:22] Objects that can create doorways opening to other types of energies [21:36] Have a house clearing for good energy [23:38] Clarification with loved ones on the other side [28:35] Jamie's technique to clear a home [31:37] Dynamics to energies in a brand-new residence, and tag-along energies [35:17] Objects that can give the empowerment of safety [39:26] Call higher frequencies like angels and ascended masters to do the work [40:33] Jamie's hospital test in America's Psychic Challenge reality show   Connect with Jamie and Maggie! Website: www.psychicevolution.net JOIN THE EVOLUTION in the Psychic Evolution FREE Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/PsychicEvolution Join the Evolution on our Membership page: https://psychicevolution.supercast.tech/  

Morning Meditation For Men
The Blessing In Obedience Part 1

Morning Meditation For Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 33:09


Thank you for being part of the #RiseAndGrindCrew! I am glad you are here. It is my prayer that the #MorningMeditationForMen podcast/prayercast are helping you to obtain a deeper richer relationship with Jesus Christ. All while enjoying a deliciously rich cup of #Coffee #Java #CupOfJoe! Have a super day brothers. Peace and Blessings and thank you for listening to the #Podcast every #Tuesday and #Thursday #GodsGrace #Grace #Prayer #TheImpactMan #SGeoffreyMonts #Anchor #Spotify #ApplePodcast #GooglePodcast #Breaker #Overcast #YouTube #iHeartRadio Intro Music: "Say Goodnight" Joakim Kraud Other Music: Vision Outfit: WRSP Hat & WRSP Tee in Grape www.artofhomage.com Contact Information: S Geoffrey Monts: LoveLaughLegacy@Gamil.com www.morningmeditationformen.com Copyright LoveLaughLegay Media 2021 #RiseAndGrindCrew #Coffee #Java #CupOfJoe #MorningMeditationForMen #Podcast #TuesdayAndThursday #GodsGrace #Grace #Prayer #TheImpactMan #SGeoffreyMonts #1V1M #Anchor #Spotify #ApplePodcast #GooglePodcast #Breaker #Overcast #YouTube #iHeartRadio #castbox www.MorningMeditationForMen.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support

Spiritual Tools for an Outrageous World
How To Give Powerful Blessings

Spiritual Tools for an Outrageous World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 39:17


How do blessings work? And how do I give them? And how does all of this connect to Abraham? All this and a surprise miracle that happened to me right after giving the talk! Have a Great Week! David See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Table Talk Radio
Show #S2E24: Church Signs, Bumper Stickers and Which Estate Mandates

Table Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 63:28


On today's episode of Table Talk Radio we discuss our Buzzwords and then listen to some voicemail to play Church Sign and Bumper Sticker Theology. Then we play Ten Commandments in the News by playing Which Estate.

Spiritual Sh*t You Need To Know
085: Overcoming Stress and Burnout with Dr. Sharon Grossman

Spiritual Sh*t You Need To Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 49:47


Are you a high achiever who feels feels tired, stressed or burned out? How do you know the difference between them all and what can you do about it? Dr. Sharon Grossman is the author of the international bestseller, The 7E Solution to Burnout: Transforming High Achievers from Exhausted to Extraordinary. She's the founder of the Exhausted to Extraordinary™ Model and over the past 19 years has helped over 500 physicians, entrepreneurs, and executives reshape their thinking and go from fried and frazzled to energized and exhilarated. In this episode, you'll learn:How to know if you're in burnout vs. stressWhat steps you can take to get out of burnout and overwhelm NOWHow to use emotional intelligenceHow to be strategic with work/life balanceHow to know whether you need a therapist or a coachConnect with Dr. Sharon GrossmanWebsite: www.drsharongrossman.com/Book: 7 E Solution to BurnoutThanks for listening!Rejys Cowan is a yoga teacher, transformation coach, spiritual entrepreneur, and the host of Spiritual Shit You Need To Know Podcast.Let's connect!Schedule your free 20 min discovery call with me to start living on purpose:https://calendly.com/the-holistic-sojourner/holistic-consultGot anxiety? Let's Meditate!Download my free meditation to ease your mind from stress in less than 5 minuteshere:bit.ly/freeyouranxietyReady to level up your life in Wellness?Join my Yoga + Holistic Wellness Tribe monthly membership for weekly yoga classes, trainings, coaching, and more!Learn more here.Website: http://theholisticsojourner.comSpiritual Shit Podcast: https://spiritualshitpodcast.buzzsprout.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rejyscowanPeace and Blessings,RejysThis episode originally aired on Spiritual Sh*t You Need To Know Podcast.Copyright 2018-2021 The Holistic Sojourner, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Tea with Robin: A podcast with Intuitive Healer, Robin Hallett

On the evolution of our journies. Today's message is something I've been sitting with a lot now. I've decided to take a step back from the weekly podcasts. I shared a little message about that on the podcast today. Please don't forget, there are 154 amazeballs episodes to receive and I'm putting links below to ways we can continue to walk together. Blessings and love to you! Healing Sessions: https://robinhallett.com/healing Morning Magic: All replays are here Happy Mail: https://www.robinhallett.com/subscribe Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robinhallett/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobinHallettIntuitive/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RobinHallett

Every Day Light: A Reading of the One Year Daily Bible

Jeremiah 31:27-32:44 1 Timothy 3 Psalm 88 Proverbs 25:20-22 Blessing from Blessings for the Morning by Susie Larson Song: Atch - Found You Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported Video Link: https://youtu.be/G774NKvUm88#NoCopyrightMusic#VlogMusic#VlogNoCopyrightMusic

Walk With The King Podcast
Recycled Blessings - Romans

Walk With The King Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 13:43


Take your life and turn it over for God to use in terms of lifting the burden, becoming vulnerable to the other person's need, and letting God use the material possessions with which He has trusted you. Broadcast #7510

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“Wisdom is Better” – Ecclesiastes 9:1–18

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021


Hear now, the word of the Lord from Ecclesiastes chapter nine, starting in verse one. But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath. 3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. 4 But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun. 7 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. 8 Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. 11 Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all. 12 For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them. 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 14 There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. 15 But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man. 16 But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard. 17 The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:1-18, ESV The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our god endures forever. I mentioned last week that the previous week I had gone to an eye appointment. Just a normal appointment with an eye doctor to check if my vision had changed to check on general health, that sort of thing. During the course of that eye exam, I asked my doctor a question. I asked whether she would recommend whether it be a good idea for me to look into that laser vision correction surgery they offer. Now, that would be a really big deal for me because I am absolutely as blind as a bat. I don't actually know how to measure that, but I'm very blind. I can only read about this far in front of my face. I'm very, very blind and I've been using glasses or contacts since I was in the second grade. So the ability to have my vision corrected so that I could just get up in the morning and see without having to put anything on my face or in my eyes sounds like a wonderful prospect. So I asked her and she looked again at my chart, apparently to determine my age. She said to me, here's the thing you're going to have to make a choice of what you want. She says it's possible you can do this kind of a surgery, and it will correct your ability to see a far distance, your farsightedness. That choice will come with a price. To do that, you're going to have to actually sacrifice some of your ability to see things close up. Now, remember, I still can see things close up; as long as I have the book right here, I can see it without any glasses. It's a wonderful gift to just see it right there. Again, she looked at my age and said, you're about five years from the time at which that nearsighted, short sighted vision is going to start fading away. You're going to start needing reading glasses and bifocals to see things that you've always been able to see, but the problem is, if you get this surgery, you're going to have to sacrifice more of that than you think you will be comfortable with. Eventually that's going to even make it worse and you're going to need stronger reading glasses or even bifocals to correct what you are giving up in order to gain that farsighted vision. Now, for me, this is a dilemma because I read a lot. I read all the time and the idea of possibly damaging or making it worse, this short sighted nearsighted vision would be a big sacrifice to me. The reason I'm letting you into my doctor's appointment here is to tell you that I think this is the dilemma that we all face, all the time and everything we are doing. In life, we can either try to have the control, we can claim the control of the short sighted vision, or we can seek after farsighted clarity in life. Either in life, we're going to look at what's closest to us, what's near to us, and we're going to want to cling on to that or we're going to be willing to sacrifice this for a long term farsighted kind of vision. Now, the Bible calls this farsighted vision, not to just look at what affects me today, but to look at my life in the light of eternity. The Bible calls that gift wisdom. The Bible says that we don't naturally have wisdom because we all lost it at the fall of humankind with our first parents, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. We need this wisdom to be able to see off into the distance, but this wisdom will come at a cost. It will mean giving up control over the short term nearsighted goals, that maybe your eyes are fixed on this morning. You can't imagine what it would be to give up the short sighted, near sighted vision to exchange that in order for the long term, far sighted eternal wisdom of God. Here's part of what the wisdom of God does, especially as we study this passage, it reminds us that whatever you think you have right now, even if it is not started to fade away, maybe it's like my nearsighted vision that day is coming perhaps sooner than you care to recognize. You can't cling to it. At some point the day is going to come when even the close things that you want to cling to with all your strength will fade away. Which means that maybe it's not a bad investment to go ahead and look at the long term wisdom. What this passage is teaching us, then, is that wisdom relinquishes control and readies us for eternity. Wisdom lets go of the short term gains that we might make it relinquishes control, and it readies us for the long term vision of what wisdom helps us to see about how to prepare our lives for all of eternity. That's our big idea, Wisdom, relinquishes control and readies for eternity. So three parts in the passage we're looking at today. 1. Relinquishing Control 2. Relishing today 3. Readying for Eternity Relinquishing Control Now as you come to this first section in verses one through six, we're talking about relinquishing control. Again, what the preacher is asking us is, are we going to claim farsighted clarity or are we going to cling to nearsighted control? The first thing the preacher wants to tell us is that we do not have the control we think we do over the short term, over what we can see with our near sighted vision. That this is quickly fading away far more quickly than we'd like to think it is. So the preacher says this in verse one, he says, "But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him." Now stop there for a moment, as we consider where the preacher is setting this up, where he's going to go. Now it's important to understand that this word deeds only appears here in the Old Testament, in this form at least. This word in other forms shows up all over the Old Testament. Normally, this is the word for to serve or to be a servant or a slave if it shows up in different versions. Specifically, this word is often used in relation to the gods, whether the true living God of heaven and Earth, or the false pagan gods. When you serve a god, that's another way of describing worship, to worship a god is to serve that god. As we're going to see, this idea of worship is very close top of mind for the preacher. So I think what the preacher is saying here, and I'll make a case for this as we keep going, is that he's saying all of this I laid to heart examining it all how the righteous and the wise and their worship are in the hand of God. Your righteousness, your wisdom and your worship are in the hand of God. Now where's he going with this? What's the issue that he's raising here? Well, this gets to the next part of verse one, "Whether it is love or hate, man does not know both are before him." Now this is a notoriously difficult sentence to interpret. There are interpretations that go in every direction. Now I'm going to give you what I think it is, and then I'm going to try to justify that based on the next verse that we'll look at in just a moment. What I think the preacher is saying is that we cannot manipulate blessings from God, by our deeds, by our actions or by our worship, by righteousness, by our wisdom or our worship. So he's saying all of our righteousness, all of our wisdom, all of our worship, it's in the hand of God. When it talks about whether it's love or hate, we're talking about the response that we get back from God. What should we expect from God when we order our righteousness or our wisdom or our worship? Can you give to God something and expect infallibly in my life right now I'm going to get something back from him? He says it's kind of a pagan way of looking at God. That if I offer the right God, the right act of worship at the right time, that I can guarantee success in my business or in my good fortunes in my agriculture or in my marriage or whatever I need are in battle. I just have to offer the right worship to the right god at the right time, and I can control the outcome that I'm going to get. The preacher says it's not that simple. You cannot manipulate God to get blessings that you want from him to control your life in the short term. Now, here's why I think this is what the preacher is saying look at verse two. He says, "It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice." There's that worship idea. Whether you worship well or you don't worship well, the same thing comes to everyone as the good one is so is the sinner. He who swears is, is he who shuns an oath. You cannot offer the right act of worship or the right righteousness or the right obedience or the right good deed to God at the right time and expect that you will be able to just select what you want, like a vending machine and select what you want and get that directly from God. It does not work the same way. The preacher acknowledges this is a very difficult reality for us. In verse three, he says "This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all." He's talking about death. We all end up dying. Also, "The hearts of the children of men are full of evil and madness is in their hearts while they live and after that, they go to the dead." He says the fact that we can't control our lives, the fact that the short term vision is not as much in our control as we like to think it would be. That we can't offer the right worship to the right God at the right time and get what we want out of life. He says this is a vexing thing. It's an evil under the sun. Because of this, many people turn to full out evil, the hearts of the children of men are full of evil. It inclines people don't want to say, well, if God isn't going to get me what I want, I am going to get what I want by any means possible. The preacher says not so fast, just because you cannot control life in the short term doesn't mean that you should have no perspective on life at all. This worry says you've got to sacrifice that short term vision in order to gain a longer term vision into eternity. So he says in verse four, "But he who is joined with all living, has hope. For a living dog is better than a dead lion." Now to understand what he's saying about the dog and the lion understand dogs were not cute, wonderful pets like we have them today. Dogs were scavengers that were just the lowest of the low out and about and vicious creatures. Dogs were not very much liked in the ancient world. Whereas a lion has a similar kind of idea that we would think about today. A lion was the king of the beasts. But it's better to be a living scavenger than a dead king of the beasts. Well, why is this? Well, in verse five, he says this, "For the living know that they will die." That's a surprising answer. Why is it better to be alive than to be dead, because if you're alive, you know that you're going to eventually die. The idea is that you can adjust your life accordingly, not with just the short term in view, but with the long term eternity in view. For the living know they will die, verse five and six, "For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun." Those who are already dead have no more ability to redirect their lives, to live their lives with a view toward eternity. What's done is done and whatever reward they have received for whatever they have done in this life, they've received it in full. What the preacher is telling us is that the purpose of this life is not to secure blessings in this life. Blessings that are here today and gone tomorrow. If they haven't started fading away, they will very soon. The purpose of this life is to live with a longer vision, a vision for eternity, to seek, to pursue blessings in the life to come. In order to prepare for eternity, what the preacher is saying is we must relinquish control over this life into the hand of God. Everything we have is in the hand of God, even if we don't know what it's going to bring to us in this life. This week, a couple of nights ago, my wife was with our children in the backyard, while I was inside cleaning up and doing dishes after dinner. The children were able to all pick a piece of candy and they were able to take it outside as they were playing in the backyard and enjoying their candy. My two year old in one fist that was clutching his bag of Reese's Pieces. Now everybody loves Reese's Pieces. Two year olds love Reese's Pieces, even E.T. loved Reese's Pieces. Everybody loves Reese's Pieces. I would cling to those things too. For whatever reason is he was playing with his Reese's Pieces clutched in one fist. He decided that he was going to take his other hand and start hanging from the monkey bars. Now, I don't know what went into this. Allison said she didn't see it happen, but suddenly he saw that he was there hanging from the monkey bars with one hand and realized that he was in a pickle, that he had his short term pleasure in one hand, he didn't want to let go of that, but he couldn't reach up and grab, and he really couldn't keep holding on to this. He was terrified because I mean, it's not very tall off the ground, but he's not a very tall person yet. So he realized what was he going to do at this moment? He had to choose one thing or the other. Well, guess what? Time caught up with him, and he couldn't hold his grip very long and he fell to the ground. Now Allison wanted me to assure you all that he is fine, he fell about this far. When he landed, his Reese's Pieces went absolutely everywhere. Biblical wisdom teaches us that we cannot cling to our Reese's Pieces forever. At some point, we've got to let go. As Hebrews 9:27 says, "It is appointed for a man to die once and after that comes judgment." We cannot control this life because ultimately, we cannot control God. You cannot cling tightly enough to your pleasures in this life to get what you want out of this life. Even if you do, it's fading away faster than you know. By our behavior or our worship or our righteousness or our wisdom, we cannot control God's blessings in this life because we ultimately cannot control life and death. The only thing we can do, then the only proper course of wisdom is to instead look beyond this world and prepare for eternity. To be clear, we can't control life after death either, but wisdom helps us to see with clarity how to prepare for our long term lives for all of eternity with a far sighted vision that looks in faith to Jesus Christ. The preacher says all of this now, but you'd think that might lead him to gloom and despair, but once again, as we've seen the few times in Ecclesiastes, he actually takes a sharp turn and leads us to where we don't expect he leads us into joy. Relishing Today So the second section we see in verses seven to ten is relishing today, relinquishing control and now relishing today. Let me just read this section one more time versus seven through ten, 7 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. 8 Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. 9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.Ecclesiastes 9:7-10, ESV There are two basic ideas to this section. The first is this that if you have God's approval, he talks in verse seven, God has already approved what you do. If you have this approval with God, then you are to live with joy. That's the first thing the preacher is encouraging us, live with joy. The question we need to be asking then, is how do we gain God's approval? When the previous section, you don't game God's approval by manipulating him, by trying to offer the right worship to the right God or the right time to secure his approval by what you do. Remember, Ecclesiastes is very pretty evangelistic. It doesn't give us all the answers here, it clears away the brush and clears away the wrong answers so that we can see with clarity the answer that the rest of the Bible is pointing to. That is to say that the way you gain God's approval is by nothing that you do, but it is by receiving through faith what God has done for you through Jesus Christ. That God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. If you know, Christ, if you are believing in Christ, if you are trusting in Christ, in God already approves of you. As Michael Eaton writes in his commentary on this passage, "The believer is not struggling for acceptance. Sometimes it feels like that that God must not be satisfied or pleased with me or accepted me yet, because maybe I haven't done the right things, and so I've got to keep going. Once I receive his acceptance, then God will bless everything I do." The preacher says it doesn't work like that. You don't know what will come in this life, but what you experience in this life is not indicative necessarily of your approval of by God in the life to come. You gain approval by faith. The believer is not struggling for acceptance, he is already accepted. Michael Eaton writes, "If you are already accepted through Christ and the Bible tells us death loses its sting. Eternity is not ominous and all of life is a gift." The second idea that the preacher gives us here is to remind us of the looming presence of death. He reminds us in verse 10, "There was no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol to which you were going." Sheol all comes up a lot in the Old Testament, it is a word that does not correlate to the New Testament idea of hell. It is not the place of eternal condemnation and judgment against the wicked who reject faith in Christ. It is rather the place of the dead, generally speaking. You might translate that as the grave, the grave. The second idea the preacher is saying is that Sheol or the grave keeps earthly pleasures in proper perspective. The preacher saying here that earthly pleasures are fleeting, so don't make too much of them. Sheol is coming. Don't live for the short term. Live with a vision for the long term. He's also saying this, that the earthly pleasures are fleeting, so enjoy them while you can as God's gift. After my two year old tumbled from the monkey bars and the Reese's Pieces that he's so loved were scattered all over the yard, my sweet daughter ran over to help him pick them up so that he could eat them. Yet there was dirt, but he's two, so he didn't care. Now that's a good gift. The reclaiming of what was scattered and lost to enjoy these. What the preacher is saying is if you have been reconciled to God through faith in Christ, enjoy your Reese's Pieces, go eat your bread with joy, drink your wine with a merry heart for God has already approved what you do. Let your garments always be white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life. Enjoy this life as a gift. Life is so short and if we are properly prepared with a far sighted view of eternity, we should enjoy everything that comes to us in this life as a gift. This enjoyment cannot be dependent on nearsighted control, trying to squeeze short term gain from this world as though this were all we were living for. The enjoyment the preacher is talking about is a very different kind of enjoyment. It's the enjoyment of a life lived before the face of God without any demands upon him of trying to manipulate him or attempts to control him. It's an enjoyment that's prepared to see life move and unexpected, sometimes painful directions in the short term, because we have confidence in the goodness and the power of the hand of God in the long term. Readying for Eternity It's in this way by lifting our eyes from what's right in front of us this life, to the eternal perspective of wisdom in the gospel of Jesus Christ, it's by this that God readies us for eternity. That's the final section readying for eternity in verses eleven through eighteen. In verses eleven through twelve, the preacher once again is saying we do not retain control over our lives in the short term and look at all the ways he says it in verses eleven through twelve. Life doesn't go in the way that you would expect it. "Again, I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift." You'd expect the Swift to win. "Nor the battle to the strong", you'd expect the strong to win the battle. "Nor bread to the wise", you'd think the wise could find a way to get bread. "Nor riches to the intelligent," you'd think they'd be able to manipulate the markets to gain their riches. "Nor favor to those with knowledge", can't they use their knowledge to gain favor? Why is this, why doesn't life go as we expected? Well, the end of verse eleven, "time and chance happen to them all." Time goes by chance happenings that are not in our control but are indeed in the hand of God. All of this happens to everyone. Then the preacher really draws this to its logical conclusion by saying in verse twelve, "For man does not know his time", the time of his death, "like fish that are taken in an evil net and like birds that are caught in the snare. So the children of man are snared at an evil time when it suddenly falls upon them." You don't have the control. You think whatever control you think you have is slipping away and fading away sooner than you think it will. That doesn't mean that wisdom is entirely without value. The preacher says the wisdom is of great value, especially by readying us for eternity even at the cost of short term benefits and especially of short term recognition. So in verses thirteen through sixteen, the preacher gives us this story, this this parable this fable. He says, "I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me." He said there was a little city with few men in it, hear the descriptors, little city, few men. "And a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siege works against it." This is a David and Goliath story. That little city with few men don't stand a chance, but against all odds we read in verse 15, "there was found in it a poor wise man." Not a rich, wise man, not a favored wise man, a poor, wise man. "And he, by his wisdom, delivered the city." So you might think this is a success story, but the preacher goes on to say, "Yet no one remembered that poor man." That poor man was entirely forgotten. So again, does this mean that wisdom is worthless if you don't get that short term recognition, that short term gain? The preacher says not at all, verse sixteen, "But I say that wisdom is better than might." Though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard, despite the fact that he didn't get short term recognition, wisdom is still better. He says it again, verse seventeen, "The words are the wise heard in quiet are better", there's that word again better, "better than the shouting of a ruler among fools." You think about that blithering blasting ruler who's trying to give shouts in the confusion, and it's the words of the poor, wise men and quiet that carried the day. Then again, verse eighteen, "Wisdom is better. Wisdom is better than weapons of war." Then the preacher says one sinner destroys much good, that's where he's going, and the next chapter and Lord willing, will deal with that next week. What the preacher is saying It is better. It is better to gain this wisdom, this far sighted clarity into eternity than to cling to nearsighted control of what's already fading away. Wisdom will benefit you in this life, but the greater benefit of wisdom is not what it can gain you now. It is the far sighted perspective when you live your life in the hands of Almighty God. Application Our application than this morning is this it comes from Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding in all your ways, acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 Now, if you've been following so far in this sermon, you probably have noticed that the preacher at times seems to be giving contradictory advice. He says, obey God, but don't imagine that your obedience will secure you any blessings. He says the living are better than the dead, but that's only because the living can then prepare for their death. He says eat, drink and be merry, but make serious preparations for eternity after you enter Sheol. He says wisdom is better than might and weapons, but he says that too will be forgotten. These sound on the surface like contradictions, but they're not. The preacher is giving us this comprehensive worldview that explains the things that we cannot explain that gets our minds around a vision of this world that is far beyond anything we could think or imagined. The preacher is teaching us that your life and everything in this world is under God's absolute sovereign control, that's what he described in verse one as the hand of God. All of this is in the hand of God, God's absolute sovereign, kingly almighty powerful control. This world, on the other hand, and everything in this world is sinful, vain and broken, and it's passing away. Your only hope, then in life and in death is to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. If God has indeed accepted you through Christ, then even this vain world God turns to a blessing. You don't have to work to make what's in front of you a blessing. If you have been accepted by God, then God gives you all gifts in life as a blessing for you to enjoy. You must fully confront this fact that you have no control over your life. You just don't. As much as you like to think that you can plan around the uncertainties of life you can't. We know this intuitively, but we still try anyway, don't we? We're shocked when something happens that we don't think we deserve or that didn't fall into the parameters of our plans. The infinite wisdom of God stretches further than we want to believe all the way to the evil and the wickedness and the calamity and the suffering and the disaster of this world. Even to the point of seeing that the same kinds of things happen in this life, to the righteous and to the wicked a like, that doesn't make sense from our perspective. Yet in the wisdom of God, his wisdom is big enough to encompass even that. So we have to decide as we look around and we see the randomness and the chaos of life, we have to either decide that life is meaningless and meaningless and chaotic and capricious, or even that the most explicable, inexplicable events in life are rather in the hands of a sovereign, wise and loving God. Either there is chaos or there is an order, even when we cannot see it. We can either trust in the Lord with all our heart or we can lean on our own understanding. We can ultimately do both. We can either acknowledge him in all our ways or we can seek to establish our own paths. We cannot ultimately do both. We can either lay claim to the far sighted clarity that the gospel gives us or we can cling to nearsighted control over the affairs of our lives. We cannot ultimately do both. How, though, can we trust him when nothing in her life makes sense? Last week, I talked about spiritual motion sickness again about this idea, when I when our lives are down, we're looking at something near to us, something that our eyes are fixated. When we fixate our eyes on the things that we cannot fix that are ultimately out of our control. We think that we're in control. We're staring down at like a book or something in the car, and we think we have it in control, but all around us, we can feel movement. We can feel the jostling of this world. We can feel that this world is moving around us in ways that we cannot control and in our souls. Just as sitting still and reading a book in a car can make you sick as you feel the bumps in the roads and the turns of the car, so our souls can be spiritually sick when we get this conflicting sense of whether we are in control or whether we are not in control. The remedy for motion sickness is to set our eyes on that long term horizon and that's the remedy that the preacher is talking about here. Give up what you can control today by setting your eyes not just on the certainty of your death, but beyond death, to the fact that one day God will judge the living and the dead. The way we do this is to ground ourselves in the immovable, unshakeable fact of God's love demonstrated once for all at the cross of God's beloved son, Jesus Christ. I need no other argument. I need no other plea. It is enough that Jesus died and that he died from me. When we suffer evil after living moderately good lives, we hate it. We must remember, though, that Christ suffered under the infinite horrors of hell and the full curse of God's wrath after living a perfectly righteous life. It's that Christ crucified that is the wisdom of God hidden and predestined before the ages and now revealed to all the world through the word of God and the preaching of the gospel. That, the gospel is the horizon of wisdom that will heal us, Jesus Christ and him crucified. God's wisdom is big enough to hold it all together. Can you sacrifice nearsighted control to entrust yourself to the far sighted goodness of God's hand? Wisdom relinquishes control and readies for eternity. Are you willing to give up that control in order to gain the blessings that you will never forfeit in the life to come? Let's pray. Heavenly Father, we pray that you would give us Christ, that you would give us Jesus Christ and him crucified, his wisdom from God and sanctification and righteousness. We pray that if there are any here who have not yet given their lives to Christ, that today by your word and through the power of your Spirit, you would lead them to believe and trust upon Jesus for their salvation. To lean not on their own understanding, but in all their ways to acknowledge Christ and to let him direct their ways for their salvation. We pray this in Christ name. Amen.

Sunset Bible Church
Warning! Do Not Despise God's Blessings (Isaiah 5:1-30) - Isaiah: Hope in the God Who Saves

Sunset Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 47:55


Message from Tyler Pease on October 17, 2021

Sweetened with Ash Lemonade
Episode 62: Blessings & Lessons (ft. Tammy Townsend)

Sweetened with Ash Lemonade

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 69:17


Ash is joined by veteran actress Tammy Townsend to discuss her new role as Billie on OWN TV's “Queen Sugar.” The two also discuss the lessons she learned from her 30+ year career, the power of your words, Chadwick Boseman, and play a fun game of rapid-fire questions during the Sweet Tea segment.    Follow My Guest: Tammy Townsend Instagram - @TammyTownsend10 Twitter - @TammyTownsend10   Queen Sugar airs on Tuesdays 8/7c on the Oprah Winfrey Network.    Get Sweetened on social media! Instagram - @sweetenedpodcast  Twitter - @sweetenedpod   Website - sweetenedpodcast.com    Sweetened with Ash Lemonade is now sponsored by: Amazon Music - Sign up to start a free 30-day trial: getamazonmusic.com/ashlemonade Audible - Sign up to start a free 30-day trial + get a free audiobook: audibletrial.com/ashlemonade

Delight Your Marriage | Relationship Advice, Christianity, & Sexual Intimacy
308-When YOU Lead... Rapid Fire Intimacy Transformations

Delight Your Marriage | Relationship Advice, Christianity, & Sexual Intimacy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 33:20


If you're looking for hope that your marriage or intimacy could change, you've found it.  These are rapid-fire stories of how these men's marriages literally transformed in simply 3 months.  Here are these guys saying in rapid-fire interviews: "Now, it's better than when we were dating" "She initiated 5x in a week" and she didn't know he was doing the program. "Our emotional connection is so much better than it was...she's softening" "Our intimacy is night and day different"    If it can happen for them, why not you? I bet you'll hear your own story in theirs.   The Masculinity Reclaimed program is what they did and now God has transformed intimacy for their marriages! Listen in to hear hope and encouragement!   Join the Masculinity Reclaimed program before it all closes down 11:59pmEST on Monday Oct 18, 2021 delightyourmarriage.com   Blessings, Belah   PS - Once you go through MR, I'd like to add your testimonial to the list---it's pretty long at this point, but I want yours too :) Why not have the most amazing Christmas and New Year you've ever had! If you start now, that'll be a reality! Join us -- delightyourmarriage.com

A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan
642 - Pubes or Eyelashes?

A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 151:39


Happy weekend, folks!  I hope that these show notes find you well. I'll keep it brief but there are 2 new shirt designs going on the site Monday, so please keep an eye out for those. They will be very limited. We will also have a new hat going up next week and it's one of my most favorite designs to date. (Shout out to Erik the merchmun for helping us get that complete design together. And thanks to Sam and Travis for working so hard on the new shirt designs. Well done, ya'll!) Other than that, please be safe out there and have a wonderful weekend! - d ### On this week's show: * Moe is going out with Seth on his boat- #BoatsNMoes * The Great Bimini Bet * Manopause * Maisie learned about pubes and periods this week  * Fuck them birds * Hocus Pocus Starbucks drinks * Rockabilly Zombie trailer  * Elk with tire around its neck  * Darth Gator * Ass goiters * William Shatner on Blue Origin  * Tom's fart attack  * FB Rayban Stories  * Dan's ball lumps  * Seth the lumplord * Bong hits are daddy's ulcer medicine  * New Home Alone movie  * Karate is the no funny zone   ###   Blessings,   Td

DavidBergeronCC
St Joseph Blessing the Crowd at Fatima

DavidBergeronCC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 7:30


If you would like, you can register at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/davidbergeronccs-podcast/id545101601. Blessings and Peace United in prayer and mission Padre David

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotions
The Blessings of Inadequacy

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


If we humbly let God work through us, He will use our inadequacies to serve His purpose.

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotions
The Blessings of Inadequacy

In Touch Ministries Daily Devotions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021


If we humbly let God work through us, He will use our inadequacies to serve His purpose.

The Back of the Range Golf Podcast
Brooke Matthews - U.S. Curtis Cup Team

The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 47:42


My guest on this episode helped Team USA capture the Curtis Cup in Wales.  Brooke Matthews is coming off a record-breaking win this season for Arkansas as well as a successful title defense at the Blessings.  Fantastic insight and laughs in this episode with one of the longest hitters in the women's game! Brooke Matthews - University of ArkansasBrooke Matthews - Instagram Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube,   Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher  Follow on Social Media! Email us:   ben@thebackoftherange.com Website: www.thebackoftherange.com  Voice Work by Mitch Phillips Cover Art Photo - USGA

The Nourishment Podcast
"Trippy Treats."

The Nourishment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 142:56


Another Week, Another installment. Welcome back! This episode, we chop it up about The Sneaker Exhibit Weekend. Shout out to Tashia B and all the wonderful vendors and bartenders at the event. Also, the people we got to kick it with. You're all amazing. Desmond discuss the high that obtained while at the event with some "Cookies" from JB Treats. Lead down a rabbit hole of high times. We then discuss Superman Son's Being Gay, Kyrie Irving not getting the vaccine, and Lamar Jackson being amazing. And Much More! Follow Us On IG: @thenourishmentpodcast Email: thenourishmentpodcast@gmail.com Peace and Blessings!

Push Talks
Push 15: #BTS Feeling stuck in your career? THIS is for you! (Part 2)

Push Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:42


Learn more about Push Talks Podcast and our host Ose Sesay by going:Push Strategist WebsiteFollow Push Talks Podcast for past episodes and follow your Push Strategist Ose Sesay to help you push towards your purpose! InstagramFacebookYouTubeLinkedInPssss...Don't get to take a moment and write us a review on Apple Podcast and subscribe to our YouTube Channel (Push Talks Podcast).Did you miss our Pep Rally in 2020? We are planning stages for 2021! Let us know your thoughts by taking our survey:Pep Rally 2021 Survey© 2021 Push Strategist LLC. All rights reserved. Music by ℗  2021 Jerne Music Group. All rights reserved

Allen Jackson Ministries
#232: America - Blessings or Curses

Allen Jackson Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:03


To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world, click here: allenjackson.com/podcastdonate

They Don't Get It
Meditate with Me + What We REALLY Do Inside Ceremonies

They Don't Get It

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 59:08


In this week's episode I guide you through a powerful meditation taking you out into the Quantum Field, activating a desired outcome or scenario, blessing your energetic centers, chakras, and re-centering you into the divine intelligence that is your Heart Center. I also dive deep in explaining what happens inside the Ceremonies I host on a QUANTUM LEVEL, and why they are so powerful. I explain what occurs to your body and energetic field when you join these Ceremonies, and how this assists you in powerful ways on your path to becoming. Blessings your way, always. GO BEYOND My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pbbunny97yt/ Sedona March 2022 Retreat (March 13-17th, 2022): https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/Sedona DIVINITY Membership: https://shop.pbastrology.com/collections/divinity-the-membership THE UPLEVEL: MASTERCLASS BUNDLE: https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/theuplevel The Cosmic Reset: https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/cosmic Your 2 Week Abundance Quantum Leap Self-Study Course: https://polinaberegova.mykajabi.com/abundance My Website: PolinaBeregova.com 1-1 Coaching with Me: https://shop.pbastrology.com/collections/1-1-with-me Connect with you again soon, Angel... With so much love, Polina

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 279: Blessings and Burdens

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 19:28


Fr. Mike offers a brief recap of today's chapter from Nehemiah, identifying the difference between those who were able to live in Jerusalem and those who were not. He explains the ancestral gifts that each tribe of Israel received and applies this concept to the vices and virtues of our families, as well as our freedom to adopt or reject them. Today we read from Nehemiah 11, Esther 8, 16, and Proverbs 21:17-20. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.