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Locker Room Talk
Spilling The Tea From Birthright

Locker Room Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 83:17


Shalom! Joe, Matt, and Bobby are back at it again. Talking Jews, Jews, and more Jews. Matt had an accident in the Dead Sea, Bobby REALLY likes Dr Todd Grande, and Joe puts out another hit. Hebrew music, Israeli incels, an all-female reboot of N*zis... this episode has it all!

Lifehouse Tokyo  ライフハウス 東京
In Over Our Heads with the Holy Spirit

Lifehouse Tokyo ライフハウス 東京

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 29:38


(English) In this message Ps Monty talks about being filled with the Holy Spirit in these 2 points: (Ezekiel 47:5 NLT) Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through. (John 7:37-38 NLT) On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! (38) Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'” Anyone who comes to Jesus will be Filled and Satisfied Being filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4 NLT) On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. (2) Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. (3) Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. (4) And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. (Acts 2:14-18 NLT) Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this. (15) These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine o'clock in the morning is much too early for that. (16) No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel: (17) ‘In the last days,' God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. (18) In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike— and they will prophesy. (Acts 2:37-41 NLT) Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” (38) Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (39) This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.” (40) Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation!” (41) Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all. 1.Are you Expecting God to move? God is Moving today! (Ezekiel 47:6-9 NLT) He asked me, “Have you been watching, son of man?” Then he led me back along the riverbank. (7) When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the river. (8) Then he said to me, “This river flows east through the desert into the valley of the Dead Sea.[a] The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure. (9) There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows. 2.Do you want to go deeper into the river of God?

The PursueGOD Podcast
When Jonah Ran

The PursueGOD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 39:02


The story of Jonah reveals so much about the character of God. We learn about the great extent of God's mercy and forgiveness – not only toward Jonah, but also toward the Assyrian Empire. We see His justice and righteousness as he sends Jonah to a people to tell them to repent because their wickedness has come up before him. We see God's authority and power as he creates the storm that eventually causes Jonah to get cast into the sea. And we see his sovereignty as he accomplishes his purposes, even if he has to use a reluctant prophet to do it. The First Message God's calling to Jonah to go and preach a message of repentance in Nineveh wasn't his first mission. Jonah lived in a time when the nation of Israel had been split into two kingdoms; the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. Jonah lived in the north. The northern kingdom had been led by thirteen consecutive kings that did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and as a result of their consistent disobedience, they were suffering. God had every right to punish them, but he saw their suffering and was merciful. This is where Jonah first appears in the Bible. 2 Kings 14:25-27 Jeroboam II recovered the territories of Israel between Lebo-hamath and the Dead Sea, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had promised through Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath-hepher. For the LORD saw the bitter suffering of everyone in Israel, and that there was no one in Israel, slave or free, to help them. And because the Lord had not said he would blot out the name of Israel completely, he used Jeroboam II, son of Jehoash, to save them. Like Jonah, sometimes we love God's messaging. After all, the Bible is good news, filled with great and precious promises! But a pursuit of God doesn't always serve up the message we want to hear. Sometimes God calls us out of our comfort zones. The Second Message Jonah's next calling from God was a different matter altogether. This time God wasn't calling him to give another message to the Israelites – but instead to a pagan, Gentile city. Jonah 1:1-2 The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai, “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the Lord by sailing to Tarshish. This time Jonah was called to be the bearer of bad news. Instead of responding in obedience, Jonah ran – in the exact opposite direction of God's calling! Like Jonah, sometimes we push against God's messaging and we want to run. We want to accept the good news and reject the bad. We pursue God on our own terms, and when we don't like what we hear, we run. And like Jonah, we can always find a boat going in the wrong direction. Collateral Damage Consider the scene from the sailors' perspective. They didn't invite Jonah onto their boat or into their story; he just showed up. Little did they know that this disobedient prophet would cause them great material and emotional loss, even to the point of risking their lives. The Providence of God The story of Jonah is a tale of incredible miracles, and here's the most shocking one: a changed life. The sailors didn't know God at the beginning of the story, and by the end they're offering him a sacrifice of praise. Notice that they didn't make a vow to God if he would deliver them; they did it because he had already done it. Romans 8:28 (NLT) And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pursuegod/support

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
Q&A- Mikva, Teshuva Tactics & Rav Nachman of Breslov

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 98:32


Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at ohr.edu/donate/qa Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos 00:00 How do we view the snake and the keruvim as not avoda zara? 02:05 What's the Rav's opinion about integrating secular subjects into Jewish education?    11:30 How does somebody decide to start a life in Israel versus sincere else?    19:40 How do we understand how Hashem judges people who are not exposed to a Judaism?   25:39 Why do some people go to the mivkah at certain times and some not?   29:14 Often people say a certain halacha and then include a comment “Al Pi Kabbalah, one might do this”—why would we dismiss this otherwise, isn't Kabbalah the deepest secrets of Torah? And same with Chassic vorts—why are they often treated as “fluffy”?    37:40 In terms of Teshuva, what should be emphasized during Elul and why?   46:03 Is the Septuagint relevant to Jews today, same with Dead Sea scrolls?   53:10 How is it possible for us to regret and promise to never do something again?   57:47 When is abortion not considered murder?   59:59 How much can someone with mental issues be blamed for their sins?   1:03:55 What's the history of the black felt kippah being the mainstream yeshivish kippah?   1:07:58 Why does the Torah condemn so many sins that ended up fading away with time?   1:15:40 Are Rav Nachman of Breslov's teachings considered legitimate?   1:19:29 How could someone say that leaving for Uman is better than Israel?   1:21:00 If G-d's open revelation is a challenge to free will, how were figures in the Chumash able to have free will?   1:22:43 If certain mitzvahs are easy to do, should we exert more spiritual energy to them? Is it possible to deplete spiritual energy?   1:24:20 What is a woman really required to cover in terms of tznius?   1:28:58 How should a bachur whose day is taken up by learning, how can they balance exercise?    1:31:11 Is it a mitzvah to fight in the Israeli army?   1:34:30 What does the Rav say about people coming to Yeshiva and wearing black and white just to blend in rather than out of an actual want?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

Lifehouse Tokyo  ライフハウス 東京
神様はどのように人生を変えるの? - How Does God Change My Life?

Lifehouse Tokyo ライフハウス 東京

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 29:28


(Bilingual) このメッセージでは太助牧師が神様がどのように人生を変えてくれるかについて以下の4つのポイントから話します。 In this message Ps Tasuke talks about how God changes our lives in these 4 points: (エゼキエル47:5a,9JCB)それから一千キュビト行くと、水の深さは腰までになりました。この川の水に触れるものはすべて生き生きとする。魚が住める水に変えられるので、死海にも魚がいっぱいになる。この水が流れ込む所はどこでも、すべてのものが生かされる。 (Ezekiel 47:4b,9 NLT)After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist.(9)There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows. 1.イエスと出会い、ザアカイの価値観は変わった Zacchaeus' Value System Changed After Meeting Jesus (ルカ19:5-10 JCB)やがて、そこへ差しかかったイエスは足を止め、ザアカイを見上げると、「ザアカイ。早く降りてきなさい。今晩はあなたの家に泊めてもらうつもりでいますから」と言われました。(6)ザアカイはびっくりして、急いで降りると、大喜びでイエスを家に迎えました。(7)これを見ていた人々の心中は、おだやかではありません。「なにも、あの札つきの悪党の家の客にならなくても……」と言って、つぶやきました。(8)しかし、ザアカイは主の前でこう告白しました。「先生。今からは、財産の半分を貧しい人たちに分けてあげます。税金を取り過ぎた人たちには、四倍にして払い戻します。」(9-10)イエスは言われました。「その告白こそ、今日この家に救いが来たことのあかしです。この人も迷い出たアブラハムの子どもの一人なのだから。メシヤ(救い主)のわたしは、このような人を捜し出して救うために来たのです。」 (ルカ19:5-10 NLT) When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”(6)Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.(7)But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled.(8)Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!”(9)Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. (10)For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” 2.聖霊が何が正しいかを教えてくれる The Holy Spirit Tells You What's Right (ヨハネ16:13 JCB)しかし、真理である聖霊が来られます。その方の指導を受けて、あなたがたもいつか、すべての真理を知るのです。聖霊は、自分の考えを述べたりしません。ただ、聞くままを伝え、やがて起こることについても話します。 (John 16:13 NLT)When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.  3.聖霊が正しい決断を可能にしてくれる The Holy Spirit Enables You to Make Good Decisions (ピリピ4:13 JCB)力を与え、強めてくださる方によって、私は、神に求められるどんなことでもできるからです。 (Philippians 4:13 NLT)For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. 4.聖霊に導かれる結果、正しい結果がある The Right Results Come When You Are Led by the Holy Spirit (2コリント3:17-18 JCB)主は、いのちを与えてくださる御霊です。御霊のおられるところには自由があります。 (18)私たちには顔の覆いがありません。鏡のように、主の栄光をはっきり映すことができます。そして、主の御霊が私たちのうちで働いてくださるにつれ、私たちはますます主に似た者にされていくのです。 (2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NLT)For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

Digging Deeper with the Ancients
3.2 The Dead Sea Scrolls

Digging Deeper with the Ancients

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 46:58


Almost everyone has heard of the Dead Sea scrolls, but what are they? Who wrote them? Why were they hidden? In this weeks episodes we look into these writings and explore the theories behind these scripts.  You can contact us at the following placesemail: diggingdeeperwiththeancients@gmail.comInstagram: @diggingdeeperwiththeancientsFacebook:  @diggingdeeperwiththeancientsTwitter: @diggingdeeppodPink Panter: Hokus Pokus Pink (1998)Inspector Lewis "Allegory of Love" Season 3 Episode 1 (2009)Kolchak: The Night Stalker "Demon in Lace" (1975) Season 1 Episode 16Bewitched "Samantha, The Sculptress" (1969) Season 5 Episode 19CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "The Case of the Cross Dressing Carp" (2007) Season 8 Episode 4Lodge 49 "The Solumn Duty of the Squire" (2018) Season 1 Episode 7Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)The Davinci Code (2006)The Simpsons "War and Priests Part 2" ( 2020) Season 31 Episode 20Star Trek: Discovery "An Obal for Charon" (2019) Season 2 Episode 4Star Trek: Voyager "Barge of the Dead" (1999) Season 6 Episode 3Doctor Who : Book"Eye of Heavan"                             : Audio "The Library of Alexandria"Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Library https://www.academia.edu/49501624/The_Leon_Levy_Dead_Sea_Scrolls_Digital_LibraryMusic by audionautix.com

ESV: Straight through the Bible
September 14: Ezekiel 46–48

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 14:23


Ezekiel 46–48 Ezekiel 46–48 (Listen) The Prince and the Feasts 46 “Thus says the Lord GOD: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened. 2 The prince shall enter by the vestibule of the gate from outside, and shall take his stand by the post of the gate. The priests shall offer his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening. 3 The people of the land shall bow down at the entrance of that gate before the LORD on the Sabbaths and on the new moons. 4 The burnt offering that the prince offers to the LORD on the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish. 5 And the grain offering with the ram shall be an ephah,1 and the grain offering with the lambs shall be as much as he is able, together with a hin2 of oil to each ephah. 6 On the day of the new moon he shall offer a bull from the herd without blemish, and six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish. 7 As a grain offering he shall provide an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, together with a hin of oil to each ephah. 8 When the prince enters, he shall enter by the vestibule of the gate, and he shall go out by the same way. 9 “When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead. 10 When they enter, the prince shall enter with them, and when they go out, he shall go out. 11 “At the feasts and the appointed festivals, the grain offering with a young bull shall be an ephah, and with a ram an ephah, and with the lambs as much as one is able to give, together with a hin of oil to an ephah. 12 When the prince provides a freewill offering, either a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the LORD, the gate facing east shall be opened for him. And he shall offer his burnt offering or his peace offerings as he does on the Sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and after he has gone out the gate shall be shut. 13 “You shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning you shall provide it. 14 And you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, one sixth of an ephah, and one third of a hin of oil to moisten the flour, as a grain offering to the LORD. This is a perpetual statute. 15 Thus the lamb and the meal offering and the oil shall be provided, morning by morning, for a regular burnt offering. 16 “Thus says the Lord GOD: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons as his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons. It is their property by inheritance. 17 But if he makes a gift out of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty. Then it shall revert to the prince; surely it is his inheritance—it shall belong to his sons. 18 The prince shall not take any of the inheritance of the people, thrusting them out of their property. He shall give his sons their inheritance out of his own property, so that none of my people shall be scattered from his property.” Boiling Places for Offerings 19 Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, to the north row of the holy chambers for the priests, and behold, a place was there at the extreme western end of them. 20 And he said to me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order not to bring them out into the outer court and so transmit holiness to the people.” 21 Then he brought me out to the outer court and led me around to the four corners of the court. And behold, in each corner of the court there was another court—22 in the four corners of the court were small3 courts, forty cubits4 long and thirty broad; the four were of the same size. 23 On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around. 24 Then he said to me, “These are the kitchens where those who minister at the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people.” Water Flowing from the Temple 47 Then he brought me back to the door of the temple, and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. 2 Then he brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate that faces toward the east; and behold, the water was trickling out on the south side. 3 Going on eastward with a measuring line in his hand, the man measured a thousand cubits,5 and then led me through the water, and it was ankle-deep. 4 Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water, and it was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water, and it was waist-deep. 5 Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen. It was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. 6 And he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he led me back to the bank of the river. 7 As I went back, I saw on the bank of the river very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8 And he said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, and enters the sea;6 when the water flows into the sea, the water will become fresh.7 9 And wherever the river goes,8 every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there, that the waters of the sea9 may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes. 10 Fishermen will stand beside the sea. From Engedi to Eneglaim it will be a place for the spreading of nets. Its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.10 11 But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be left for salt. 12 And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.” Division of the Land 13 Thus says the Lord GOD: “This is the boundary11 by which you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions. 14 And you shall divide equally what I swore to give to your fathers. This land shall fall to you as your inheritance. 15 “This shall be the boundary of the land: On the north side, from the Great Sea by way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, and on to Zedad,12 16 Berothah, Sibraim (which lies on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran. 17 So the boundary shall run from the sea to Hazar-enan, which is on the northern border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the north.13 This shall be the north side.14 18 “On the east side, the boundary shall run between Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel; to the eastern sea and as far as Tamar.15 This shall be the east side. 19 “On the south side, it shall run from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribah-kadesh, from there along the Brook of Egypt16 to the Great Sea. This shall be the south side. 20 “On the west side, the Great Sea shall be the boundary to a point opposite Lebo-hamath. This shall be the west side. 21 “So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel. 22 You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. 23 In whatever tribe the sojourner resides, there you shall assign him his inheritance, declares the Lord GOD. 48 “These are the names of the tribes: Beginning at the northern extreme, beside the way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan (which is on the northern border of Damascus over against Hamath), and extending17 from the east side to the west,18 Dan, one portion. 2 Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion. 3 Adjoining the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, Naphtali, one portion. 4 Adjoining the territory of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, Manasseh, one portion. 5 Adjoining the territory of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, Ephraim, one portion. 6 Adjoining the territory of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, Reuben, one portion. 7 Adjoining the territory of Reuben, from the east side to the west, Judah, one portion. 8 “Adjoining the territory of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be the portion which you shall set apart, 25,000 cubits19 in breadth, and in length equal to one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west, with the sanctuary in the midst of it. 9 The portion that you shall set apart for the LORD shall be 25,000 cubits in length, and 20,00020 in breadth. 10 These shall be the allotments of the holy portion: the priests shall have an allotment measuring 25,000 cubits on the northern side, 10,000 cubits in breadth on the western side, 10,000 in breadth on the eastern side, and 25,000 in length on the southern side, with the sanctuary of the LORD in the midst of it. 11 This shall be for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept my charge, who did not go astray when the people of Israel went astray, as the Levites did. 12 And it shall belong to them as a special portion from the holy portion of the land, a most holy place, adjoining the territory of the Levites. 13 And alongside the territory of the priests, the Levites shall have an allotment 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in breadth. The whole length shall be 25,000 cubits and the breadth 20,000.21 14 They shall not sell or exchange any of it. They shall not alienate this choice portion of the land, for it is holy to the LORD. 15 “The remainder, 5,000 cubits in breadth and 25,000 in length, shall be for common use for the city, for dwellings and for open country. In the midst of it shall be the city, 16 and these shall be its measurements: the north side 4,500 cubits, the south side 4,500, the east side 4,500, and the west side 4,500. 17 And the city shall have open land: on the north 250 cubits, on the south 250, on the east 250, and on the west 250. 18 The remainder of the length alongside the holy portion shall be 10,000 cubits to the east, and 10,000 to the west, and it shall be alongside the holy portion. Its produce shall be food for the workers of the city. 19 And the workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall till it. 20 The whole portion that you shall set apart shall be 25,000 cubits square, that is, the holy portion together with the property of the city. 21 “What remains on both sides of the holy portion and of the property of the city shall belong to the prince. Extending from the 25,000 cubits of the holy portion to the east border, and westward from the 25,000 cubits to the west border, parallel to the tribal portions, it shall belong to the prince. The holy portion with the sanctuary of the temple shall be in its midst. 22 It shall be separate from the property of the Levites and the property of the city, which are in the midst of that which belongs to the prince. The portion of the prince shall lie between the territory of Judah and the territory of Benjamin. 23 “As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west, Benjamin, one portion. 24 Adjoining the territory of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, Simeon, one portion. 25 Adjoining the territory of Simeon, from the east side to the west, Issachar, one portion. 26 Adjoining the territory of Issachar, from the east side to the west, Zebulun, one portion. 27 Adjoining the territory of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, Gad, one portion. 28 And adjoining the territory of Gad to the south, the boundary shall run from Tamar to the waters of Meribah-kadesh, from there along the Brook of Egypt22 to the Great Sea.23 29 This is the land that you shall allot as an inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions, declares the Lord GOD. The Gates of the City 30 “These shall be the exits of the city: On the north side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, 31 three gates, the gate of Reuben, the gate of Judah, and the gate of Levi, the gates of the city being named after the tribes of Israel. 32 On the east side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the gate of Dan. 33 On the south side, which is to be 4,500 cubits by measure, three gates, the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar, and the gate of Zebulun. 34 On the west side, which is to be 4,500 cubits, three gates,24 the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate of Naphtali. 35 The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The LORD Is There.” Footnotes [1] 46:5 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [2] 46:5 A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters [3] 46:22 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [4] 46:22 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [5] 47:3 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [6] 47:8 That is, the Dead Sea [7] 47:8 Hebrew will be healed; also verses 9, 11 [8] 47:9 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; Hebrew the two rivers go [9] 47:9 Hebrew lacks the waters of the sea [10] 47:10 That is, the Mediterranean Sea; also verses 15, 19, 20 [11] 47:13 Probable reading; Hebrew The valley of the boundary [12] 47:15 Septuagint; Hebrew the entrance of Zedad, Hamath [13] 47:17 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [14] 47:17 Probable reading; Hebrew and as for the north side [15] 47:18 Compare Syriac; Hebrew to the eastern sea you shall measure [16] 47:19 Hebrew lacks of Egypt [17] 48:1 Probable reading; Hebrew and they shall be his [18] 48:1 Septuagint (compare verses 2–8); Hebrew the east side the west [19] 48:8 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [20] 48:9 Compare 45:1; Hebrew 10,000 [21] 48:13 Septuagint; Hebrew 10,000 [22] 48:28 Hebrew lacks of Egypt [23] 48:28 That is, the Mediterranean Sea [24] 48:34 One Hebrew manuscript, Syriac (compare Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts their gates three (ESV)

One Single Story
September 11th: Ezekiel 47:1-12

One Single Story

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 21:50


One Single Story: Day 254 A River of Healing: Verse 8b says, “The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure.” Pastors Stephen Mizell, Alyssa Bream and Sheryl Daughety discuss how the blessings of the Lord change dead situations. What is the connection between God, life and water? The temple became the source of life. What does that mean for our church? September 11th Reading: Ezekiel 46-48 For more on One Single Story, visit onesinglestory.com.

Guy's Guy Radio with Robert Manni
#530 Psychiatrist/Author Mark Rubinstein and Mystery/Crime Author Michael Benson

Guy's Guy Radio with Robert Manni

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 88:01


Mark Rubinstein, a novelist, physician, and psychiatrist, has written eight nonfiction books, including The Storytellers. He has also written eight novels and novellas, including the Mad Dog trilogy and The Lovers' Tango. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut. -- Michael Benson is one of today's most popular nonfiction crime writers and a regular commentator on the Investigation Discovery channel. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award, he's written more than 60 nonfiction titles, including acclaimed books on the history of the American Mafia such as Carmine the Snake: Carmine Persico and His Murderous Mafia Family; Lord High Executioner: The Legendary Mafia Boss Albert Anastasia; and Mafia Hit Man Carmine DiBiase: The Wiseguy Who Really Killed Joey Gallo. Join Robert Manni, author of The Guys' Guy's Guide To Love as we discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Subscribe to Guy's Guy Radio on YouTube, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts! Buy The Guys' Guy's Guide to Love now!

Guy's Guy Radio
#530 Psychiatrist/Author Mark Rubinstein and Mystery/Crime Author Michael Benson

Guy's Guy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 88:01


Mark Rubinstein, a novelist, physician, and psychiatrist, has written eight nonfiction books, including The Storytellers. He has also written eight novels and novellas, including the Mad Dog trilogy and The Lovers' Tango. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut. -- Michael Benson is one of today's most popular nonfiction crime writers and a regular commentator on the Investigation Discovery channel. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award, he's written more than 60 nonfiction titles, including acclaimed books on the history of the American Mafia such as Carmine the Snake: Carmine Persico and His Murderous Mafia Family; Lord High Executioner: The Legendary Mafia Boss Albert Anastasia; and Mafia Hit Man Carmine DiBiase: The Wiseguy Who Really Killed Joey Gallo. Join Robert Manni, author of The Guys' Guy's Guide To Love as we discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Subscribe to Guy's Guy Radio on YouTube, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts! Buy The Guys' Guy's Guide to Love now!

Lows to Highs by Karin Hadadan
15. Steven Izen: Founder & CEO of Lokai on Balancing the Lows & Highs, Entrepreneurship & Business Growth

Lows to Highs by Karin Hadadan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 46:25


In today's episode, Karin speaks with Steven Izen, Founder & CEO of Lokai Bracelet and Elements of Balance, on all things serial entrepreneurship. The idea for Lokai came to Steven when his grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, which led Steven to think about the highs & lows that everyone experiences: the white bead is infused with water from Mt Everest, the highest point on Earth, and the black bead carries mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. We talk about what balance really means, moving past rejection, the key to a fulfilling life, what you need to know to be a serial entrepreneur, the challenging tides of having your own business, learning how to set boundaries and a behind-the-scenes on business growth. -- Let's Connect! Follow Steven on IG: @livelokai / @stevenizen Follow Karin on IG: @icietnu / @karinhadadan Follow Karin on TikTok: @karinhadadan Shop on icietnu.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

CTRL ALT Revolt!
The Tolkien Project: Chapter Five

CTRL ALT Revolt!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 6:40


Read last week's episode hereChapter FiveThe stranger the Littles had named Walker was out and into the late night with the bundle of the ruck sack in one hand.He stopped in the wide courtyard and smelled the night. Beyond the heady scent of the eucalyptus trees the Littles planted in this region to protect their crops from the cruel late night and early morning frost and mist, he could smell the dust of the roads, the salt from out along the ocean, and the general aroma of things growing in the lands all around.And… he could smell others out there tonight. Unclean things coming along in the dark as they were known to do. They were here, unseen and out there in the darkness, undetectable because of their sorceries and craft, but there all the same.By the sign in the dirt of the courtyard he could see their trace, just barely. They were crafty and careful, and they'd come close to listen to what passed beyond the great door of the dark inn.Pulling his hood over his head he headed off down the lane, away from the coast and the road that ran south to the tower of Sirith Osildor, or north to Indolién. He moved swiftly, not bothering to cast a look back, knowing they were there in clusters, working their nets already and seeking where they could come upon him and catch him. They were new to these lands now that the sacred boundaries of the Black River had been violated. But as he moved fast and farther into the dark beyond the inn proper and the fields that surrounded it, each new scent on the wind confirmed to Walker what he already knew.They were here on this wilding night. And they'd come for him.The stranger took the northeastern road up out of the area around the Last Friendly Inn. Walker moved swiftly up and along the way, passing the last few Little homes in the district, he could still see the soft glow of candlelight coming from firelit kitchens and knowing that the simple gentlefolk there were possibly about a late night snack of perhaps some of the last of the winter smoked ham, a fried egg or six, and of course the Hot Lilly they all liked to make and put up for the winter from last year's harvest.The stranger had to admit to himself that he could have used a bit of that peppery fire, and a well-cooked egg, and perhaps even a fatty slice of ham. He had a long night in front of him, and if he was going to outmaneuver his pursuers in the dark wilds toward the northeast, then he was going to have to cover some rough country to come at Indolién from a direction no one suspected.And was he even going to Indolién? Perhaps the hour for the great city was too late even now that the gateways to the south were wide open. And perhaps it was best to do as Bearkiller had bade him to now.Set to his mission this night even though it was surest death and there was no hunting fellowship to see it done.Those thoughts bothered Walker as he moved, shouldered the ruck, and ran one gloved hand over the leather scabbard of the sword. He gave it a slight pull, executing the barest of draws. Just to make sure the blade was ready to clear leather should the fight come soon.And soon enough it would come. That was a safe bet for this night.The first rise out of the coastal valley that lay next to the small ridge of hill and the wide plains along the sea, showed him the district of the Littles behind, and the wide and big moon starting down toward the sea.Out there the sea was empty and made like the armor of the Elven Horse by the moon. There were no silver sails of Indolién. But, and Walker's eyes were keen, there were black sails out there, in the mist, and out in the open, testing the waters between the Outer Islands and the approaches to the harbor at Indolién.But he really only pretended to be interested in the wide moonlit sea out there tonight. Instead, he'd turned to survey the shadows of the trees, the draws, and the quiet places where he knew his pursuers must be waiting. Threading winter's deadfall carefully to stay on his trail.The Men of the North are known for their ability to run for days at a time. But now, in the dark, and heading into the East, pursued by an unknown force, now was not the time to run. Running was easier to track, and the goblins were known to run for long periods too. And what if they had the support of some riders? Dark horse or even wolf?The best trick now, thought Walker, who was more skilled than most at tracking and evasion within the woods, was to throw them off and move quietly away in some other direction than the one they were certain he was pursuing. There was a greater chance of losing them altogether, and if they did find his trail, then he could set traps and deadfalls, or lure them into dangerous places they might not get out of.Now he followed what the Littles did not call the Old Road. This was the Northeastern Lane according to the Littles. It was an  ancient[NC1]  way made so by the Old Kings but now, and in the long years since, it had turned to little more than a wide winding path that would make its way in a very haphazard fashion up into the Dry Hills country and through the small hamlets, holds, and large farms of the Highlands Littles who lived up that way.Walker stood for long minutes, waiting as the moon sank down toward the distant sea. Across the many roads and ways down there among the Little's strawberry farms near the coast, the watch had come out to light the lanterns that lay along the roads and wide spaces between their villages, as their job had been for many generations.He could see none of his pursuers down there in the dark, but he sensed their presence all the same. He checked the dagger in just the same manner as he had the sword, and thus satisfied, turned, topped the rise as fast he could, and started up into Dry Hill country by heading down the opposite side of the large hill and down into the low hollows that lay between the rising landscape that formed the Dry Hills area.There was nothing but late-night silence, perhaps some occasional owl calling out, and then there was the wind from down along the coast raced quickly up into the hills, moving through the stands of oak and other clustering trees causing them to whisper in hushed tones.That would be good. It would cover the sound of his passage once he left the road. And the shifting winds would cause all the shadows to move in the tress and underneath them, not just his.“Perhaps there may even be fog later,” he said to himself though no one was about to hear. It was his way, forged by hard years on the road, alone, and his investigations into all the forgotten places of the world. Often, when no one else was around, he would speak out his plans, his advantages, and the obstacles facing him, talking through it all just to hear if there was any falseness in them.This was a habit he'd acquired from the Men of the North, and his time among their scouts and warriors before he found his way among the Storytellers, where talking, and the telling of things, became not just second nature, but a language all its own full of many strange truths.So, Walker reminded himself that the fog might just come up into the low areas beneath the Dry Hills and perhaps along old streams and creeks of the hills, following the paths of such to send its misty tendrils up aways a little bit more. And that would be good for him against the shadows that stalked him even now. Moving in the fog would be like moving under a blanket. Concealing him and allowing him to hear them blundering about.But the fog did not come to aid Walker before he was forced to give battle against them in a lonely old hollow once called the Charring Tree Wayside for no reason any of the Littles of these present days could ever remember. Though the reason why it was named such was known to the Storytellers and kept in their records and annals. The Charring Tree Wayside was a place of ancient evils and Walker, as he moved swiftly, his road-eating stride long and relentless, cursed himself inwardly for not having thought they would be waiting for him among the crumbled rune-laden stones of that sort of place.Such fell creatures were oft ever[NC2]  attracted to all the ancient evils that were ever done under the sun. It was ever their way, and Walker cursed himself for not having taken this into account as they closed their noose about him in the night.The hunters that faced him were Moon Fen Goblins from out of the eastern waystes beyond the Black River itself. An area of ancient sunken kingdoms and the shattered remains of an old battle where the bones and broken weapons of ancient heroes and foes still lay within the mud and the vast lakes of that area. Moon Fen Goblins were predators more animal than sentient. The orcish warlords used them as such. Excellent hunters, stealthy creepers, they moved like hunting wolves in packs when they needed to, and creeping snakes when they must. They were excellent at infiltrating held lands on long range patrols deep in enemy territory and it made sense that in the aftermath of the fall of Sirith Osildor and the ancient tower, they would be the first ranging into these lands. Often led by a strong leader, these Moon Fen Goblins had probably come north in the weeks before the battle of Sirith Osildor as some sort of screening force and perhaps they were not specifically sent to find him but had spotted him moving slowly and steadily north after the battle.The first arrow of their attack came at the stranger out of the darkness as he entered the hollow and it was thanks to the swiftness of his kind that he sensed its flight and reacted by throwing himself against a sturdy oak for immediate cover.The speeding arrow whipped past and off along the road. A second came, flying dark and fast in the night, and later several more slammed into the oak, or began to whistle through the air all around him.The sorceries that had guarded them were now broken and he could see their foul presence revealed in the last of the spectral moonlight. Soon it would be dark, but as has been said, he had keen eyes, and the years he'd spent among the Men, and the Outcasts, had given him tricks and sharp eyes even for the darkest of nights.The goblin hunters had ringed the clearing at the bottom of the hollow, staying well back up along the brush and tree covered slopes. There were five of them, and five was an evil number.Use me now, whispered the voice in Walker's mind. He ignored it and shifted the bundle under his other arm. A moment later he drew his old blade with barely the snik it took to clear leather.He'd faced longer odds before. But no fight was ever fair. Or guaranteed of an outcome. They were archers and his bow had not made the journey with him north, instead breaking in battle as the Watch tried to hold the throughway beneath Sirith Osildor in the last hours before defeat.Use me now, Hecil, whispered the voice from within the bundle. Two are better than one and I shall help you though you are not elvenkind. Turn loose my powers and strike them down, ancient Man. I thirst for vengeance. Even the pitiful blood of these dark hounds long from home will do for now. Turn me loose and watch me free you… of the trap you have gotten yourself into.The voice was female. Whether elven, human, or some such other race… Walker did not know.But he didn't like it and he'd heard its siren's call since being tasked with the carrying of the object in the bundle of his old travel ruck away from the dusty crypts beneath the tower.But he'd been warned. Warned by Bearkiller and Almandir. And warnings from old Mountain Men were to be heeded. Walker had himself learned that during many hard lessons and come to trust their wisdom in the years since, always testing it. Always finding it true.Still, the thing in his ruck called to him, as he heard the shadow orcs moving about in the brush of the hollow, whispering and giggling like it was play, scrabbling and cursing in the Black Speech. Firing their whistling bolts and seeking to move to their next cover as he quiet shifted [NC3] from cover to cover, ever one step ahead of their targeting.Perhaps, thought Walker as he sought some advantage, they are not aware I possess no bow this night. If they were… then they would rush as one and try to take what I bear.Walker bent and picked up a stone. He waited for a moment, then whipped it at a noise nearby. Whether it struck home or not, that was not his intention. For a moment they stopped their firing, whistling their hunting speech[NC4] [NC5]  and orders. Unsure of what the noise was and what their prey was about even now when he was cornered down here in the dark.But with the next seconds, using their uncertain halt, Walker was already moving up on them. Blades out. And as everyone knows, Men make no sound when they wish not to. Even if they are booted and clothed in the rough and woodlands manner of their peoples from ages past just as Walker was when he came upon them in the dark. A traveler. Not some Emerald Knight in full armor. Servant of the throne of Indolién.The traveling stone he'd whipped at them had gone off through the brush and perhaps the goblins, because these were hunters, predators, thought it was him fleeing suddenly off in a new direction.[NC6]  They were waiting for more sounds to confirm his flight when suddenly Walker exploded upon the first one, running that tall and lean goblin through with a simple stab of his old blade. It was done quick which was best[NC7] , and he shook the green creature, covered in black greasy stripes, naked and warty from the waist up, off his blade and made quick his next attack. The weapon he wielded was a blade borne in the wars across the desert waystes to the east[NC8] , and the long years he'd haunted the southern lands seeking rumors of the mission he'd been sent on long[NC9]  ago. It was a simple blade. No magic in it[NC10] . No elven craft or sorcery. Something forged in the cruel furnaces of the north by mighty men who worked at hot forge and heavy hammer beneath the cold shadow of snow-capped mountains on cold mornings and even colder nights.The sharp blade pushed neatly though the spindly Moon River Goblin kitted only in the barest traveling armor and carrying a darkwood bow. The horrid creature wore a gray sash across the bottom half of his twisted face, and though one ear was missing, he'd managed long ago to pierce what was left of the nub with an old misshapen and milky pearl the likes of which were unseen in the north.That one died gasping and kneeling.Moving swiftly forward, Walker hefted the blade and drove it though the creatures back, then pushed it until it came out another goblin hunter's concave sternum[NC11] . He grasped that foul-smelling one[NC12]  quickly with the well-worn leather glove of his other hand and smothered the cry of alert and murder the night hunter was bound to give in the next instant, ignoring the whispers of blood, blood, and goblin blood, pleading in his mind from the thing in the ruck on his back.There were five here in the dark but there was confusion, and the goblin hunters were uncertain for a moment as he moved swiftly among them.He held the goblin close, counting the remaining and seeing they were distracted with the confusion he'd caused them. He waited for the creature to die, its stench rising up into his nostrils and mixing with the night and the sickly sweet decay of the old hollow where once, much wickedness had been done long ago.The rest of the hunters were moving in the next seconds, finding themselves and calling, really whispering to one another, in their vile black speak.“Cuzza suum Guzudi?” they hissed softly to one another. Some cant for counting and coordinating in battle, guessed Walker as the one in his arms began to go limp with loss of life and blood, turning to little more than dead weight.Walker withdrew his blade, not bothering to wipe the fetid blood from it, tossed the rags of the thin twisted corpse into a sunken carved stone, long hidden here, and moved toward his next target, a dangerous thing now among the hunters in the dark.Or at least for the moment.The hunting party whispered their hissing speech to one another from across the distances that separated them in their ambush, clearly angry and growing more panicked by the second as the wild man among them began to hew and cleave at them with the long and deadly blade.It was a bad stroke[NC13]  the goblin Walker chose next. The thing struck light to a ghostly green lantern and turned, illuminating the savage man and blade just feet away and coming for it at the last instant there in the deeps of the ancient hollow.“Heeeyai!” it screamed, frightened, and leapt forward suddenly, slashing at Walker with a small cruel dagger it carried. This night hunter had placed his strung bow about his slender chest in order to work the lantern in the chaos.Though dagger faced the longer blade of the Stranger, no viciousness was spared, and no quarter given. The agile little goblin, maintaining a deft hold on the bobbing lantern spewing a mossy green illumination, attacked swiftly, slashing wildly to force the stranger to give ground downslope. The cuts were wicked and had they found flesh they would have been equally deadly for goblin blades are oft poisoned. Walker's worn grey cloak caught a quick slash before he was able to parry a wicked thrust with his own rapidly deployed dagger. A moment later he brought his old sword around in a quick arc and forced the dagger aloft and away from its defense.With the cruel little sticker out of the way, Walker withdrew his blade and plunged it forward an instant later as the orc began to call an alert of, “Heeyaa--,” once more.There were two left of this small hunting clutch now, and they came toward the lantern of the dying goblin hunter on the ground, thundering through the brush to catch the stranger in the act of sudden attack and murder.In the distances there were others, whistling their alerts to contact.Perhaps their leader, one of the ones Walker had killed already, had wanted the taking of the prize they'd been sent to find this deep in enemy territory on their scout, for himself. And so, he had not sounded the alert. But now there were many others in the hills this long night, other bands of Moon Fen Goblins, and so whoever ran this clutch hadn't given air to his horn to alert the nearby bands of hunters and assassins that the prey was found and run to ground. Perhaps he'd made that decision in the early moments of the battle, when the black arrows had whistled through the night and he'd hoped for an easy kill and a soft plunder, returning to their masters with the thing that was sought.Or keeping it if he found it lovely enough.Perhaps…But now with three clearly dead, and two calling by shrill whistle for more, Walker presumed their leader dead. And for a moment, amid the fight, he sensed his chance to get away. To hit hard, and then fade away like some ghost that never was there.Men are ever a cruel and tricky lot in battle.Then there was a third moving fast through the tangle of the old and unkempt hollow, and this one was surely the leader if only because his armor and bulk were much more than the others in the shadows of the night.The survivors of the hunting party he'd fallen upon attacked as one as the other two hunters joined the leader against Walker. The leader swept a blade out savagely, raised a ram's horn and blew, alerting one and all in the host of goblins out that wilding night that the quarry had been run to ground finally.One blast would let the others know the prey had been found.A second blast would tell their ears where.The swarthy, bandy-legged creature with a bald and scarred scalp and missing fingers, sucked in another lungful of air, preparing the second blast to alert the location of the fight, and then a dagger from the man appeared dead center in his chest.Flung from out of the night, coming from the battle along the hollow floor, his fellow goblin hunters mere whirling shadows in the battle against the night-wraith of the man, the stranger a thing of darkness in the night seeming more so than even them, had flung his dagger to stop the alert and the goblin leader died watching it appear in his chest just above the old armor he wore.It struck with such force that the wind was knocked from the goblin leader and he let go of the horn as he died.Perhaps… thought the leader as darkness took him, unable to gain even the slightest bit of air, perhaps the whispering voice in the bundle was the thing they'd been sent for.And then he was dead, rolling down the slope among the old leaves and waiting spiders, coming to rest against a cracked rune-covered cut stone that offered no comfort in the night.With three dead, two should have been fine to deal with. But the wild man called Walker found himself challenged against the two hunters who'd brought out their curved little blades no bigger than a troll's dagger. Perhaps these two had been the up and comers in the hunting pack. Those who'd one day challenge the pack warlord for supremacy of the tribe, the mates, and the mean horde of stolen gold and captured gems the orcs of Moon Fen regarded as wealth and status, buried out in the high cliffs beneath the waters of the Dead Sea deep in the waystes.Their ancestral homes for reasons not even they knew.Perhaps these were those, Walker's storyteller's mind wove. Because there was a story to everything, and everything was a story. Still, that did not stop his parries or opportunistic thrusts to gain advantage as their steel rang out in the night and the horns of other hunting parties cried out in dark joy. He may have caught one on the arm, given a good slice because there was blood under foot and spraying about as the fight continued. But the battle was too close and too hectic, switching ground and seeking advantage one moment to the next for him to see which shadow he'd wounded.And still the thing whispering in his mind hadn't stopped. And if anything, it had grown to distract. Demanding now to be used for that which it was made for.Chaos. Blood. Death.Walker ignored these whispers, not bothering to pay mind as he fended off the two attackers along the bottom of the ancient hollow. Neverminding he'd lost his dagger to the dead goblin leader blowing the call for help. Or how imminent that help was in coming soon. Mere minutes perhaps…And then, in just a brief instant, the blink of an eye really, the battle suddenly shifted and was done. The first goblin landed his blade deep in Walker's side but pulled it free in the next. The wound was a silent scream that was both hot and cold in the same unending moment of pain.Walker's lore-minded mind knew this was not good. Perhaps a Mohrgul Blade, he thought as the offending goblin danced away, cackling gutturally, and clicking its broken teeth in some arcane and enigmatic meaning.The other foe sensed its moment with the wounded man's back presenting and struck out with an all or nothing blow to land his own blade in the back of their enemy and join the kill.But this was a mistake. And where the brief fight suddenly changed and ended abruptly. Wounded though a man may be, they are a deadly race all the same. Able to divide their mind away from the things of this life and to concentrate on their task and purpose. Pleasure, or pain, the Men of long ago were able to endure[NC14]  the hardships of the Dark Years and Long Crossing through the Frozen Nethers by putting their minds, and needs, elsewhere despite the harsh circumstances.Perhaps the elves of Indolién had lost that trick, trading it in for the fineries of civilization. Eschewing pain over pleasure.But Men had not.Walker's path had been much different than both men and elves. And his life a return in many respects to the old ways much sneered about in the Emerald Courts. So, it was nothing for him to simply ignore the fatal wound[NC15]  and swing wide as he heard the suddenly foolish headlong rush of the other goblin smelling blood and excited for the kill. The old blade of the savage man bit deep into the orc's skull and came away with brain matter and bone. The cut wasn't clean… but it was enough.The other goblin who'd backed off to enjoy his victory and cowardly slice, was surprised to see the deadly arc of the stranger's blade take off the head of his comrade… and then… come for him in the same moment as the Man turned his pivot into a tremendous sure-footed rush across the treacherous deadfall of the old hollow. Giving ground, backpedaling, the lean goblin threw up both its black claws, one still holding its own blade, to fend off the furious attack. But this was to little avail as the blade of the man rammed home and pinned the sly hunter dead against the trunk of an old twisting oak.Run though its tiny black heart, the last thing the cruel goblin hunter heard was the sudden snap of the man's blade against the solidness of the oak as the warrior pushed it through, having a bad angle and revealing some old fault within the forged metal waiting for just such a moment to occur.In the silence that followed, Walker backed away holding the hilt of the broken weapon he'd borne long in his travels.Hearing the laugh of the whispering voice hidden within his worn ruck turn to the full-throated satisfaction of seductress scorned. The voice of the thing in the bundle.Gray wisps of smoke crawled from out its knotted covering.Walker could feel his own blood running down his side and along his leg. Into his boot. But there wasn't any time for this. In the distance he could hear the others, the other night hunters coming for him, calling one to [NC16] another out there in the late night. Coming to do the evil the horn had called them for.Coming for him. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit nickcole.substack.com/subscribe

On the Side of Truth
Interview Ep. 5 - Ralph Brigham - VP of the National Council for PSE and Certified Life Coach on how to get out of your own way in life.

On the Side of Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 34:50


Our interview guest today is the Global Director of Campus Relations for Southwestern Advantage. For the past 20 years he has been in charge of the company's relationships with over 200 universities in North America, Europe and Asia. Ralph has been invited to speak to students at universities across the United States and in France, England, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and the list continues to grow. Ralph has served as the president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), which includes about 13,000 careers center professionals and campus relations directors. And, in 2013 he was inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows, the organization's highest honor. Prior to his time with Southwestern Advantage, he was the director of career services at Montana State University. He is currently serving as Professional Vice President of the National Council for Pi Sigma Epsilon, the professional sales fraternity. And, was recently elected Vice President for the Employer Network of Cooperative Education and Internship Association. In 2019 he and Southwesten Advantage were named the Charles Kettering Outstanding Internship in North America. Ralph is a certified life coach and coaches students and professionals in topics like finance, career and relationships, but he most likes to help them in developing habits for life success. In addition, Ralph has: Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, twice Seen Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix live in concert Is a champion axe thrower Skied the tallest mountain in Germany Run a marathon in 3 hours, 11 minutes Swam in The Dead Sea and he rocks the socks. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralphbrigham/ Don't forget to like, subscribe, and give the podcast a 5 star rating! Share this with a friend, and follow the page. Thank you for your support! If you believe in our mission, consider supporting the podcast here: https://anchor.fm/onthesideoftruth/support Follow us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/on_the_side_of_truth/ Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onthesideoftruthpodcast Follow us on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onthesideoftruth Follow us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTz3hWH1ZFmAkB0aFKSOTVQ Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/onthesideoftrut website: https://onthesideoftruth.mailchimpsites.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onthesideoftruth/support

Jane's Most Excellent Church Adventure
Sermon Series - “The Sermon on the Mount” part 2 “Salt and Light”

Jane's Most Excellent Church Adventure

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 25:07


What does the Dead Sea and an oil lamp have in common? Is it really possible to be too salty? Join us for the message “Salt and Light.” This is a recording of the scripture and sermon portion of our service on 8/218/2022

Living Words
Its Lamp is the Lamb

Living Words

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022


Its Lamp is the Lamb Revelation 21:22-22:7 by William Klock In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.   And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. (Genesis 1:1-5) So begins the great story.  And it goes on.  The Lord speaks and the land appears and brings forth every kind of plant.  The Lord speaks and creates the heavens, then fills them with the sun, the moon, the stars.  He fills the sea with fish and brings forth animals to roam the earth.  And finally he creates human beings, male and female, to bear his image—to be the priests of his temple and to have dominion, to steward, this good cosmos that he made.  They were to be fruitful, to multiply, to fill the earth, and by implication to expand the Lord's temple until it encompassed all of Creation.  And it was good. The Lord planted a garden and in it he placed the man, and later his wife, to share in his fellowship.  In the middle of the garden was the tree of life and from that garden-temple we're told flowed streams of water to nourish the earth.  How long it lasted, we're not told.  If we're meant to take it literally—which we really don't know—it wasn't very long, seeing as Eve's first child was born outside the garden.  The two bought the lie of the serpent and rebelled against the Lord.  They broke the one rule they'd been given and, in doing so, grasped for divinity themselves.  In that state, having access to the tree of life and the immortality it gave, would have been cruel and disastrous, so they were cast out and as the story unfolds in the chapters that follow, things went from bad to worse. But the Lord did not abandon that which he created out of love and grace.  Creation itself and the human beings that corrupted it were created good and the Lord would not only make them good once again—he would forgive and restore and renew these rebellious creatures and bring them back into his presence, to live at the headwaters of the river and under the leaves of the tree of life.  Abraham.  Isaac.  Jacob.  Joseph.  Moses.  Joshua.  David.  Israel.  All signposts in the great story, reminding us that not even the worst of human sin and rebellion can ultimately derail the Lord's plan for his cosmos.  In the midst of this broken world the Lord created a people for himself.  He claimed a land for himself, he delivered them from Egypt and placed them in that land, and he dwelt in their midst in the tabernacle and later the temple—the greatest of the Old Testament signposts, pointing to a future in which he will set everything to rights and restore humanity to his presence.  Creation cries out to be delivered from corruption and to have its stewards set right and restored to their rightful place. The Old Testament prophets, living in the midst of Israel's troubles, looked forward to that day.  The very existence of Israel as the people of God was a reminder that he's working to set things to rights, but Israel herself became emblematic of humanity's problem.  Sin.  Idolatry.  Compromise.  Worldliness.  Unfaithfulness.  The very people whom the Lord had redeemed and claimed as his own needed, themselves, to be set right.  And so the prophets rebuked Israel, but they did so in hope.  We'll get to our text from John's Revelation in a bit, but first those prophets.  We've seen how John draws constantly on their imagery and here, at the end, in Revelation 21 and 22 John riffs on Isaiah 60 and Ezekiel 47 and uses their imagery to show us the faithfulness of God revealed in the end as the great project begun in Genesis 1 and 2 is finally fulfilled. Isaiah saw a day in which the glory of God would outshine the sun in a renewed Zion: The sun shall be no more          your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon          give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light,          and your God will be your glory. (Isaiah 60:19) Isaiah also writes of the Lord's city: And nations shall come to your light,          and kings to the brightness of your rising… Your gates shall be open continually;          day and night they shall not be shut, that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations,          with their kings led in procession. (Isaiah 60:3, 11) It would be worth reading the whole of Isaiah 60, but that would take longer than we have this morning.  Needless to say, it's a vision of both creation and God's own people set to rights and in that renewal God's glory is powerfully manifest.  It was a vision that inspired hope in Israel.  It was a vision that shaped the ministry of Jesus.  And in Revelation 21 John reinterprets that vision in light of the risen Jesus.  Look at Revelation 21:22-27. And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.  And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.  By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.  They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.  But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.   At this point we shouldn't be surprised that the whole city is the Lord's temple.  We saw last week saw that it's filled with his glory.  And John described the city symbolically as an enormous cube—it's so large that it fills the earth, or at least sort of the known world of John's day—and it's a cube, a giant holy of holies.  That was the part of the tabernacle and later the temple that held the ark of the covenant and the Lord's presence, the glory cloud, rested on the ark.  All along, this is where the temple and the ark and the cloud of glory were pointing: to a future day when, even despite human sin, the project into which the Lord had called Adam and Eve is completed and his glory fills the earth as the waters cover the sea, as Habakkuk put it.  It should have happened through the faithfulness of Adam and the faithfulness of his children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but instead it has come through the faithfulness of a second Adam, through Jesus, and through the proclamation of the gospel by his Spirit-empowered new Israel. And it's not just the temple that is no longer needed, but even the sun and the moon become redundant.  Does that mean there will literally be no sun and moon in God's new creation?  I think, like John's statement that there was no sea, this is symbolic language.  That's the nature of his revelation.  I could be wrong.  Maybe in this new creation the laws of physics and biology and the very structure of the cosmos itself will be transformed.  I don't think so, but it's possible.  But the point is that this new creation, this restored temple, is full of the glory of the Lord and his brightness outshines the sun.  As John recorded these words he would have had the end of Exodus in mind—that awe-inspiring scene of the Lord's glory descending to fill the newly-completed tabernacle, his brightness in the midst of Israel's wilderness camp.  It's the conclusion of a story of human blood and tears, but there at the end the love and the grace and the mercy of God triumph as his people gather around to worship.  And yet, if we're paying attention to the bigger story, Exodus can't be the end.  As glorious as it is, Israel's camp and even the tabernacle were a little thing, a tiny spot of brightness, in the midst of a vast world of darkness.  Israel's camp still included sinners and uncleanness, despite the law.  And the nations hardly took notice of any of it.  Something more, something bigger had to happen.  Exodus, like Moses and Israel and the tabernacle were signs pointing to something greater.  And now John sees it.  Finally, here's the fulfilment of the story.  The great thing so amazing that John can only describe it by piling up symbols and metaphors.  It's like this and it's like this and it's like that, too—oh, and also like that and that and that! The city is full of the glory of God and the lamp—the centre and the source of that glory is the lamb—the one who was slain, whose blood and tears bought humanity's redemption from our own blood and tears.  Isaiah had seen something similar, and yet I have to think that Isaiah was left in wonder as to how it all would ever happen.  All he could say was that the Lord would do something so amazing that the nations would finally take notice and recognise him, coming to him in submission and to give him glory.  And John sees it now.  The amazing thing the Lord has done is Jesus himself, the Lamb.  It is his light that outshines the sun.  St. Paul, in Romans, writes of grace abounding because of sin and here we see that as nowhere else.  Adam new the light of God in perfection, and yet he didn't know it like this.  The amazing thing, the Lamb who humbled himself to become incarnate and to die for the sake of his sinful people, reveals the glory of the Lord in a way Adam could never have dreamed of. Are you familiar with the Japanese art of kitsugi?  Broken pottery and ceramics are glued back together with lacquer and then the lacquer repairs are covered with gold.  A bowl or a teapot can be a thing of beauty, they don't usually attract much attention.  But break it and repair it with gold, and it becomes a thing of even greater beauty that everyone suddenly notices.  That's the best thing I can think of to illustrate what John's getting at.  Creation was glorious, but God's repairing of his Creation through the sacrifice of the Lamb is infinitely more glorious, just as Jesus is more beautiful for the nail scars in his hands and feet.  He reveals the love and the mercy and the grace of God like costly gold highlighting the repairs of a piece of broken pottery.  And, key here, no one can help but be caught by this vision of glory, of what God and the Lamb have done.  They're captured by it.  The only response anyone can give—you, me, all the nations of the earth—is to bow down and to offer ourselves in return, giving him the glory he is so clearly due.  By the incarnation and by the death and resurrection of Jesus, that scene of glory, of the Lord descending to be present with Israel in the wilderness as the people gather around to worship and to live in his presence, that scene is multiplied a hundred thousand times over.  Because of Jesus, the entire world now takes notice and gathers to worship in the light of his glory and to live and work in his presence. So the darkness of human sin and rebellion, prompted a response from the Lord that is indescribably glorious.  It shines so brightly that there is no night.  And its light has gone out to the nations through the proclamation of the gospel and Isaiah's vision is fulfilled.  This is a vision to inspire those little beleaguered and persecuted churches—and the church today—to stand firm and to continue to proclaim the good news about Jesus even in the face of martyrdom.  By the light of the Lamb and his gospel the nations walk and come to the city to bring their glory and honour.  This is what Israel was meant to be—a light to the nations—only more so and greater than any king or prophets could ever have imagined.  Solomon's glory is but a shadow of King Jesus.  The tribute of the Queen of Sheba is but a shadow of what the nations will bring to the Lamb.  And, finally, the people of God is set fully to rights.  Sin, evil, rebellion have been wiped from creation.  Nothing unclean or false is present.  There are no lying, stealing, greedy Achans to bring judgement on the people of God. John sees Genesis 1 fulfilled through Isaiah's imagery and then he sees Genesis 2 fulfilled in the imagery of Ezekiel's prophecy.  Ezekiel was writing during the Exile.  The temple had been destroyed, but in his vision he saw it restored, and more importantly, he saw the glory of the Lord return to it.  When Israel returned from her exile, she did rebuild the temple, but Ezekiel's vision of the return of the Lord's glory was never fulfilled—not until Jesus created a new Israel, a new temple, and filled it—us—with his Spirit.  And yet even that is a shadow of what is to come.  But what John draws on here is Ezekiel's vision of the temple as a new Eden.  In Ezekiel 47 the prophet sees a river flowing from the temple—from the garden—and the further it flows the deeper it gets until it's so enormous it couldn't be crossed and at that point it flows down into the Judean wilderness and down into the Dead Sea.  The Dead Sea is dead.  It so full of salt and minerals nothing can live in it.  Its water is useless for irrigation.  But Ezekiel saw the life-giving water of the temple make even the Dead Sea come to life.  In his vision it swarms with fish and trees grow on the banks, bearing fresh fruit.  Ezekiel writes: Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing. (Ezekiel 47:12) John now sees the fulfilment of Ezekiel's vision.  Look at Revelation 22:1-5. Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.  No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.  They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.  And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.   Ezekiel saw a restoration or a rebirth of Creation's state as we see it in Genesis 2, but John sees that renewal even more explicitly.  Ezekiel saw a river bringing life to the dead.  John sees that river irrigating the tree of life—the very tree that stood in the middle of the garden, the very tree that imparted the life of God to Adam and Eve, the very tree from which they were barred because of their sin.  John sees it restored.  He sees twelve kinds of fruit, deliberately calling back to what Ezekiel saw, but also showing us a multiplication of the tree.  As the river flows down the main street of the city, so the tree grows and flourish all down both banks of the river—not just a single tree of life, but tree after tree after tree.  And it's not just to give life to Adam and Eve.  The tree is there for the healing of—to give life to—the nations.  What does that look like?  I think the specifics are beyond the scope of John's vision.  His point is just that the nations whose armies we've seen warring with each other throughout the book, the nations who were once enticed by the beast, his prophet, and the great prostitute, the nations that had once given themselves over to idolatry and every kind of wickedness, John now sees those nations transformed by the power of the gospel and faith in Jesus the Messiah.  They've been brought into this new world, and the abundant fruit of the tree of life—this tree symbolic of the life of God—heals them.  Like divine kintsugi, God's life heals the hurts, the griefs, the hatred, the tears. From the holy of holies the river flows—the water of life—bringing healing and life to the nations.  But John also sees that in response, the nations bring their worship to the city.  What other response can we have to the love and mercy and grace so freely poured out to forgive, to redeem, to restore, to make new?  But there's a difference between this temple and the temple of the Old Testament.  In the old temple no one saw the face of God.  In Exodus and again when Solomon built his temple, the people saw the cloud of glory descending into the holy of holies, but apart from that, the vision of divine glory was off-limits.  The unholy cannot enter the presence of the holy to look upon it.  Everyone in the Bible who ever had a glimpse fell on his face in fear.  But here the redeemed nations of God's new creation worship in his presence.  John says they see his face.  Why?  Because the name of the Lamb is written on their—on our—foreheads.  Because Jesus has marked us out as his own.  Brother and Sisters, when we come to him in faith, submitting to him, and giving him our allegiance in baptism, by that water he marks us as his own.  The minister may mark you with a cross on your forehead, but what Jesus does in that act is far more profound: he fills you with his Spirit and in doing that he's given each of us an earnest, a down payment on the life of God's new world—a life in which we, his people, become his very temple, a life where he lives in our midst, and we see him face to face, finally able to give him the fullness of worship of which our worship today is only a dim shadow. But John doesn't stop there.  We're not just set right; we're set right to fulfil the purpose for which we were created.  John really does see Genesis fulfilled.  “They will reign for ever and ever,” he writes.  The Lord said to Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue it, have dominion over it.”  We see every day what a mess we've made of that vocation.  St. Paul writes in Romans about Creation groaning in eager longing as it awaits our renewal and restoration and here, finally, John sees it.  What exactly that will look like, he doesn't say.  In this new world things have evolved beyond their original state in Eden.  The Lord doesn't simply reboot the programme.  Somehow he redeems what is good in human history and human development.  The garden has become a great city, but the garden is still there.  And, I think, our vocation will have grown and evolved in the same way.  But at its core it remains the same: serving the Lord as the priests of his temple and working as stewards of his Creation. Brothers and Sisters, it's not just pie in the sky when we die.  John brings everything back to the present.  Again, he was writing to those little churches full of persecuted and often fearful Christians bracing for a tidal wave of opposition.  He writes to them of perseverance in the midst of tribulation and reminds them that Jesus and his kingdom are real.  Real today and giving hope for the future.  He writes in verses 6 and 7:   And [the angel] said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”   “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”   Stand firm.  This is not all there is.  Jesus would vindicate his faithful people.  Judgement would fall, first on Jerusalem and then on Rome.  And John saw that glorious vision of Jesus riding out on a white horse to conquer by the power of the gospel—and his church riding with him.  It's a battle, but the outcome is already certain.  And here at the end we see the fruit.  We see the victory celebration that await.  And the angel says, “Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”  Blessed is the one who stands firm in faith.  Blessed is the one who gives his allegiance to Jesus.  Blessed is the one proclaims to the world the death and resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus.  And blessed is the one who, filled the Spirit of God, lives out his or her priestly stewardship today—living today in light of the new creation to come.  For Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again. Let's pray: Lord God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Save the Mermaids Podcast
Travel Spotlight: The Dead Sea

Save the Mermaids Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 14:35


In this episode Blake shares one of then most unique experiences in the Middle East- swimming in the Dead Sea! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/savethemermaids/support

SciFriday
Finding Sodom

SciFriday

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 28:30


THE SITE of biblical Sodom was overlooked by archaeologists for decades because the hill on which it was built was too obvious. Seriously. Dr. Steven Collins, chief archaeologist at Tall el-Hammam, explains why he chose to dig at the site near Mount Nebo more than fifteen years ago, why the traditional sites southeast of the Dead Sea don't fit the biblical description of Sodom, and how political unrest in the West Bank led to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history.

The Jerusalem Post Podcast
From Iran to teachers on strike: A week of deals concerning Israel

The Jerusalem Post Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 35:16


The Jerusalem Post Podcast with Yaakov Katz and Lahav Harkov. Yaakov and Lahav discuss all the deals that are concerning Israel right now, from the teachers union striking and concerns that the will not reach an agreement with the Education Ministry before September 1, to the impending signing of the new JCPOA between the US and Iran. Then, they are joined by Noam Bedein, CEO of Middle East Ecotourism to discuss the Dead Sea and the good news that good come out of a dried-out situation.  

First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge

Mark was the first gospel written and recorded. Mark wrote to the persecuted Gentile Christians living in Rome. Because of this, Mark (more than any of the other gospel writers) narrows in on Jesus as our Suffering Servant, the Son of God. He writes with conciseness and urgency, documenting some of the most significant "support-beam" details of Jesus' life and ministry. In this passage, we learn how John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus, getting our hearts ready for his ministry through a baptism of repentance (vs. 1-8). Then, Jesus prepares his heart for the work he came to do, through baptism and temptation, which sets the stage for his ministry. Then, we go. "The time is fulfilled." Jesus begins building God's Kingdom, and invites us along in that kingdom work. Ready... Set... Go! John shows such humility and reverence for the Lord, not only in his appearance, but in his actions taking the attention off him and onto Jesus, the one. He. says, "is mightier than I . . . who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." It seems as though Mark is eager to let us know that all of these initial events took place in the "wilderness." Why is that significant? "The moment Jesus was baptized was like having the “commander-in-chief” of our lives come forward to the front lines and jump into the trenches to fight for us" (John Piper). “It's no more odd for Jesus to be baptized in the Jordan River than it is for him to hang on the cross at Calvary” (Mark Dever). The phrase “torn open” occurs twice in Mark's gospel, here at Jesus' baptism and again at the crucifixion, at the inaugurating moment of his ministry and at the moment he completed his mission. What do you think it would've been like to experience "the heavens being torn open, and the Spirit descend on him like a dove" and hear the voice of God speak words to his beloved Son, where all three persons of the Godhead were visibly united?! The last words, according to Mark, that Jesus heard before this time of testing, were from His Father: “You are my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” "The Spirit drove Jesus out to be tempted by Satan." This meeting with Satan was no accidental encounter, it was a divine appointment scheduled by the Father and implemented by the Spirit. Jesus came to reverse, to rectify, what humanity failed to do. This is what his temptation proves to us, he had to face, fight, and win all the battles we could ever face, he had to be tempted in every way. "The beginning of Jesus' public ministry didn't start in a thriving metropolis, but in the rugged wasteland of the Judean wilderness near the Dead Sea; not with a press conference but a baptism; not with a parade and feast, but with 40 days of solitude and fasting even further in the wilderness, being tempted by Satan himself” (NT Wright). Jesus came to proclaim the kingdom of God both as a present reality and as a future hope. In what ways is the kingdom of God already here? In what way is it yet to come? Jesus gives us four commands in our response to the gospel: Repent, believe, follow him, and fish for men. Reflection question: What have you given up in order to follow Jesus? What have you gained?

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg
8/25/22 The Sun and the Moon

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 46:17


Part 1- Matthew Goodman, author of "The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists and Lunar Man-Bats in 19th century New York." Part 2- Andrew Jampoler, author of "Sailors in the Holy Land: The 1848 American Expedition to the Dead Sea and the Search for Sodom and Gomorrah."

rEvolutionary Woman
Jeanee James – Photographer, Artist, Alaskan Pilgrim (Re-Release)

rEvolutionary Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 65:16


Today, Tes talks with Jeanee James. Jeanee is an award winning photographer, sculptor and potter. She's also an adventurist, who has seen much of the world. She lives her life with passion and gratitude and believes we create and design each chapter in our life book. Her story is an extraordinary one that will inspire you to be proactive in creating more joy and going after that passion you put on hold because life took over. Jeanee is an Alaskan, raised in the beautiful town of Homer, a place that is in her DNA and sculpted who she is. She says it gave her the foundation of her journey in art, adventure and travel. Her love of art started in Alaska, receiving an art scholarship, but she changed paths and achieved a degree in Travel and Tourism. She has backpacked all over Europe, lived on a kibbutz in Israel, was a deckhand, filleted huge halibut in Alaska, been a tour director through the Canadian Rockies, climbed the pyramids in Egypt, floated in the Dead Sea, scuba dived in the Red Sea, hiked in Australia, explored the Tahitian Islands and people, worked on luxury cruise ships traveling the world. She hiked 556 miles solo across Spain on the sacred pilgrimage called El Camino De Santiago. She was named Woman Artist of the Year Brevard County central Florida 2008, Best Photography studio/Photographer Readers Choice Florida 2016 Won National Honors in sculpting with Genius Women in the Arts 2020 She created, designed and leads Women's Art Retreats she calls “Untethered”, a creative adventure for women to reboot, refill and feed women's souls through art, hiking, music, food and inspiration. Here is her story, with lessons of love, heartache, gratitude and ultimately following your dreams. To learn more about Jeanee James and her custom private group, Untethered retreat: Facebook: Jeanee Seljestad James Email: jeanee@jeaneej.com Website: www.jeaneej.com YouTube: Alaskan Pilgrim

Simon reads the Bible
Deuteronomy 3

Simon reads the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 4:14


Deuteronomy 3 NLT read aloud by Simon MacFarlane. 1 “Next we turned and headed for the land of Bashan, where King Og and his entire army attacked us at Edrei. 2 But the Lord told me, ‘Do not be afraid of him, for I have given you victory over Og and his entire army, and I will give you all his land. Treat him just as you treated King Sihon of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon.' 3 “So the Lord our God handed King Og and all his people over to us, and we killed them all. Not a single person survived. 4 We conquered all sixty of his towns—the entire Argob region in his kingdom of Bashan. Not a single town escaped our conquest. 5 These towns were all fortified with high walls and barred gates. We also took many unwalled villages at the same time. 6 We completely destroyed the kingdom of Bashan, just as we had destroyed King Sihon of Heshbon. We destroyed all the people in every town we conquered—men, women, and children alike. 7 But we kept all the livestock for ourselves and took plunder from all the towns. 8 “So we took the land of the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River—all the way from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon. 9 (Mount Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians, and the Amorites call it Senir.) 10 We had now conquered all the cities on the plateau and all Gilead and Bashan, as far as the towns of Salecah and Edrei, which were part of Og's kingdom in Bashan. 11 (King Og of Bashan was the last survivor of the giant Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide. It can still be seen in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.) 12 “When we took possession of this land, I gave to the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory beyond Aroer along the Arnon Gorge, plus half of the hill country of Gilead with its towns. 13 Then I gave the rest of Gilead and all of Bashan—Og's former kingdom—to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (This entire Argob region of Bashan used to be known as the land of the Rephaites. 14 Jair, a leader from the tribe of Manasseh, conquered the whole Argob region in Bashan, all the way to the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. Jair renamed this region after himself, calling it the Towns of Jair, as it is still known today.) 15 I gave Gilead to the clan of Makir. 16 But I also gave part of Gilead to the tribes of Reuben and Gad. The area I gave them extended from the middle of the Arnon Gorge in the south to the Jabbok River on the Ammonite frontier. 17 They also received the Jordan Valley, all the way from the Sea of Galilee down to the Dead Sea, with the Jordan River serving as the western boundary. To the east were the slopes of Pisgah. 18 “At that time I gave this command to the tribes that would live east of the Jordan: ‘Although the Lord your God has given you this land as your property, all your fighting men must cross the Jordan ahead of your Israelite relatives, armed and ready to assist them. 19 Your wives, children, and numerous livestock, however, may stay behind in the towns I have given you. 20 When the Lord has given security to the rest of the Israelites, as he has to you, and when they occupy the land the Lord your God is giving them across the Jordan River, then you may all return here to the land I have given you.' [...]

Life is Story
Dead Sea Conspiracy: A Conversation with Jerry Jenkins

Life is Story

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 35:11


It's been over a decade since the Left Behind series concluded, but #1 NYT bestselling author Jerry Jenkins has continued to write, with his latest—Dead Sea Conspiracy—being the sequel to his 2018 novel, Dead Sea [...] The post Dead Sea Conspiracy: A Conversation with Jerry Jenkins appeared first on Life Is Story.

Kerusso Daily Devotional
The Lowest Point on Earth

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 2:13


The Dead Sea, bordering the countries of Israel and Jordan, is also located at the lowest point on Earth. The landscape is so barren, it looks like a moonscape. Not exactly a place for a vacation or rest stop.   And yet…did you know that one of the valuable things from that area is the vast amount of salt that rings this body of water? Besides the salt content, the minerals in the Dead Sea are valuable for everything from medicines to cosmetics. What initially looks like a terrible place is actually quite rich! In fact, resorts have popped up in the area.   Additionally, this salty sea is one body of water that won't let you sink! Kind of like a Savior we know.   Matthew 5:13 says, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”   Sometimes people think the Gospel is difficult to present. It can be thought of as unattractive or cumbersome; the Bible tells us as much.   And yet, it has infinite value to us, and preserves life! Remember that the next time you hesitate to share Christ with someone.   Let's pray.   Lord, help us change our perspective when it comes to the great privilege we have in sharing the Good News about Jesus. Amen.

ESV: Chronological
August 22: Zechariah 7–14

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 21:32


Zechariah 7–14 Zechariah 7–14 (Listen) A Call for Justice and Mercy 7 In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Chislev. 2 Now the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech and their men to entreat the favor of the LORD, 3 saying to the priests of the house of the LORD of hosts and the prophets, “Should I weep and abstain in the fifth month, as I have done for so many years?” 4 Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me: 5 “Say to all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted? 6 And when you eat and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves? 7 Were not these the words that the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous, with her cities around her, and the South and the lowland were inhabited?'” 8 And the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, 9 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, 10 do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” 11 But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear.1 12 They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the LORD of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great anger came from the LORD of hosts. 13 “As I2 called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear,” says the LORD of hosts, 14 “and I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations that they had not known. Thus the land they left was desolate, so that no one went to and fro, and the pleasant land was made desolate.” The Coming Peace and Prosperity of Zion 8 And the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying, 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath. 3 Thus says the LORD: I have returned to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. 4 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of great age. 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. 6 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If it is marvelous in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my sight, declares the LORD of hosts? 7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country, 8 and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.” 9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. 10 For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for beast, neither was there any safety from the foe for him who went out or came in, for I set every man against his neighbor. 11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the LORD of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. 13 And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.” 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts: “As I purposed to bring disaster to you when your fathers provoked me to wrath, and I did not relent, says the LORD of hosts, 15 so again have I purposed in these days to bring good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not. 16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; 17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD.” 18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 19 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth and the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Judah seasons of joy and gladness and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace. 20 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities. 21 The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts; I myself am going.' 22 Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. 23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'” Judgment on Israel's Enemies 9   The oracle of the word of the LORD is against the land of Hadrach    and Damascus is its resting place.  For the LORD has an eye on mankind    and on all the tribes of Israel,32   and on Hamath also, which borders on it,    Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.3   Tyre has built herself a rampart    and heaped up silver like dust,    and fine gold like the mud of the streets.4   But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions    and strike down her power on the sea,    and she shall be devoured by fire. 5   Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid;    Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish;    Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded.  The king shall perish from Gaza;    Ashkelon shall be uninhabited;6   a mixed people4 shall dwell in Ashdod,    and I will cut off the pride of Philistia.7   I will take away its blood from its mouth,    and its abominations from between its teeth;  it too shall be a remnant for our God;    it shall be like a clan in Judah,    and Ekron shall be like the Jebusites.8   Then I will encamp at my house as a guard,    so that none shall march to and fro;  no oppressor shall again march over them,    for now I see with my own eyes. The Coming King of Zion 9   Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!    Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your king is coming to you;    righteous and having salvation is he,  humble and mounted on a donkey,    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.10   I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim    and the war horse from Jerusalem;  and the battle bow shall be cut off,    and he shall speak peace to the nations;  his rule shall be from sea to sea,    and from the River5 to the ends of the earth.11   As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,    I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.12   Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;    today I declare that I will restore to you double.13   For I have bent Judah as my bow;    I have made Ephraim its arrow.  I will stir up your sons, O Zion,    against your sons, O Greece,    and wield you like a warrior's sword. The Lord Will Save His People 14   Then the LORD will appear over them,    and his arrow will go forth like lightning;  the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet    and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.15   The LORD of hosts will protect them,    and they shall devour, and tread down the sling stones,  and they shall drink and roar as if drunk with wine,    and be full like a bowl,    drenched like the corners of the altar. 16   On that day the LORD their God will save them,    as the flock of his people;  for like the jewels of a crown    they shall shine on his land.17   For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty!    Grain shall make the young men flourish,    and new wine the young women. The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10   Ask rain from the LORD    in the season of the spring rain,  from the LORD who makes the storm clouds,    and he will give them showers of rain,    to everyone the vegetation in the field.2   For the household gods utter nonsense,    and the diviners see lies;  they tell false dreams    and give empty consolation.  Therefore the people wander like sheep;    they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd. 3   “My anger is hot against the shepherds,    and I will punish the leaders;6  for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah,    and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.4   From him shall come the cornerstone,    from him the tent peg,  from him the battle bow,    from him every ruler—all of them together.5   They shall be like mighty men in battle,    trampling the foe in the mud of the streets;  they shall fight because the LORD is with them,    and they shall put to shame the riders on horses. 6   “I will strengthen the house of Judah,    and I will save the house of Joseph.  I will bring them back because I have compassion on them,    and they shall be as though I had not rejected them,    for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.7   Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior,    and their hearts shall be glad as with wine.  Their children shall see it and be glad;    their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. 8   “I will whistle for them and gather them in,    for I have redeemed them,    and they shall be as many as they were before.9   Though I scattered them among the nations,    yet in far countries they shall remember me,    and with their children they shall live and return.10   I will bring them home from the land of Egypt,    and gather them from Assyria,  and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon,    till there is no room for them.11   He shall pass through the sea of troubles    and strike down the waves of the sea,    and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up.  The pride of Assyria shall be laid low,    and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.12   I will make them strong in the LORD,    and they shall walk in his name,”      declares the LORD. The Flock Doomed to Slaughter 11   Open your doors, O Lebanon,    that the fire may devour your cedars!2   Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen,    for the glorious trees are ruined!  Wail, oaks of Bashan,    for the thick forest has been felled!3   The sound of the wail of the shepherds,    for their glory is ruined!  The sound of the roar of the lions,    for the thicket of the Jordan is ruined! 4 Thus said the LORD my God: “Become shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter. 5 Those who buy them slaughter them and go unpunished, and those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, I have become rich,' and their own shepherds have no pity on them. 6 For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of this land, declares the LORD. Behold, I will cause each of them to fall into the hand of his neighbor, and each into the hand of his king, and they shall crush the land, and I will deliver none from their hand.” 7 So I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to be slaughtered by the sheep traders. And I took two staffs, one I named Favor, the other I named Union. And I tended the sheep. 8 In one month I destroyed the three shepherds. But I became impatient with them, and they also detested me. 9 So I said, “I will not be your shepherd. What is to die, let it die. What is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed. And let those who are left devour the flesh of one another.” 10 And I took my staff Favor, and I broke it, annulling the covenant that I had made with all the peoples. 11 So it was annulled on that day, and the sheep traders, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD. 12 Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 Then the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the lordly price at which I was priced by them. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD, to the potter. 14 Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15 Then the LORD said to me, “Take once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd. 16 For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs. 17   “Woe to my worthless shepherd,    who deserts the flock!  May the sword strike his arm    and his right eye!  Let his arm be wholly withered,    his right eye utterly blinded!” The Lord Will Give Salvation 12 The oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. 4 On that day, declares the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.' 6 “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves. And they shall devour to the right and to the left all the surrounding peoples, while Jerusalem shall again be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem. 7 “And the LORD will give salvation to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not surpass that of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD, going before them. 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Him Whom They Have Pierced 10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. 11 On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land shall mourn, each family7 by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14 and all the families that are left, each by itself, and their wives by themselves. 13 “On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness. Idolatry Cut Off 2 “And on that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. 3 And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the LORD.' And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies. 4 “On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies. He will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive, 5 but he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a worker of the soil, for a man sold me in my youth.'8 6 And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?'9 he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.' The Shepherd Struck 7   “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,    against the man who stands next to me,”      declares the LORD of hosts.   “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;    I will turn my hand against the little ones.8   In the whole land, declares the LORD,    two thirds shall be cut off and perish,    and one third shall be left alive.9   And I will put this third into the fire,    and refine them as one refines silver,    and test them as gold is tested.  They will call upon my name,    and I will answer them.  I will say, ‘They are my people';    and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.'” The Coming Day of the Lord 14 Behold, a day is coming for the LORD, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. 2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. 5 And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.10 6 On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost.11 7 And there shall be a unique12 day, which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. 8 On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea13 and half of them to the western sea.14 It shall continue in summer as in winter. 9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one. 10 The whole land shall be turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But Jerusalem shall remain aloft on its site from the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses. 11 And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction.15 Jerusalem shall dwell in security. 12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strik

Mornings with Eric and Brigitte
Dead Sea Conspiracy - with Jerry B. Jenkins

Mornings with Eric and Brigitte

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 11:41


On Friday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, master storyteller and author, Jerry B. Jenkins joins us to talk about Book 2 in the Dead Sea Chronicles Series, Dead Sea Conspiracy. From the Prelude, which covers Dead Sea Rising to the Postlude, which readers will not want to miss, Jerry Jenkins shares his amazing ability in Dead Sea Conspiracy to entertain, educate, and challenge through the power of story.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kan English
Culture Magazine

Kan English

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 37:47


Our weekly wrap on culture and lifestyle stories in Israel. On this program: "Dying Beauty," an upcoming photo exhibition focused on the Dead Sea; exploring Jewish culinary culture in the online exhibition "What's Cooking"; The Jerusalem Puppet Festival; Czech film week; and remembering Svika Pick (Photo: Asaf Amran)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Athletic Mindset
Finding Stability & Fulfillment Through the Highs and Lows of Life, Health, & Entrepreneurship with Steven Izen Ep 187

The Athletic Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 48:29


How do you find balance in an ever changing world? That's the question I wanted to ask Steven Izen founder of Lokai and Elements of Balance. This is episode ep 187 with Steven Izen. Welcome to Forever Athlete Radio where together we go FAR. I'm your host Cory Camp and today we are exploring this concept of balance in a stimulated world. If you're not familiar with Steven, you've probably seen his Lokai bracelets on the wrist of someone in your life. They source mud from the Dead Sea to represent staying hopeful in life's lows and water from Mount Everest to stay humble during life's highs. Our conversation today unpacks what balance means to Steven as he's built Lokai to over 10 million bracelets sold, donating $9 million to charity in the process, all while being a father, husband, and athlete. Connect with Lokai and Elements of Balance with code "Podcast15" for 15% off here: www.lokai.com and www.elementsofbalance.io --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cory-camp/message

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast
Operation Breaking Dawn: 3-Day War between Israel and Islamic Jihad 8/12/22

CBN.com - Jerusalem Dateline - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 28:30


Operation Breaking Dawn, 3-day war between Islamic Jihad and Israel; plus "Whose Land?"- a film investigating Israel's legal foundation; and Auburn University's basketball team visits the Holy Land - players go from the court to the Dead Sea.

Everything Everywhere Daily History Podcast

Around the year 36 BC, the King of Judea, Herod the Great, built a fortress in the Judean desert overlooking the Dead Sea. Almost 100 years later, that fortress became the scene for what was one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the Jewish people.  It was the final act in a rebellion against the Roman Empire, the ramifications of which are still felt in the world today.  Learn more about the Last Stand at Masada and the end of the Judean Revolt on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. Subscribe to the podcast!  https://link.chtbl.com/EverythingEverywhere?sid=ShowNotes -------------------------------- Executive Producer: Darcy Adams Associate Producers: Peter Bennett & Thor Thomsen   Become a supporter on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/everythingeverywhere Update your podcast app at newpodcastapps.com Search Past Episodes at fathom.fm Discord Server: https://discord.gg/UkRUJFh Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everythingeverywhere/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EverythingEverywhere Twitter: https://twitter.com/everywheretrip Website: https://everything-everywhere.com/everything-everywhere-daily-podcast/ Everything Everywhere is an Airwave Media podcast." or "Everything Everywhere is part of the Airwave Media podcast network Please contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on Everything Everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Holy Crap It's Sports
Holy Crap It's Sports 473 August 8 2022

Holy Crap It's Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 32:43


Braves would like to speak to the manager after bad NYC trip, Ian Anderson sent down, Padres had worse weekend, Pete Rose calls reporter "babe", Aaron Judge in slump, Red Sox player retiring, Best QBs in SEC, LSU coach Brian Kelly off to a roaring start w/ media, Bobby Bowden anniversary, Sooners coach resigns, Falcons sign another Bears player, wet goodbye for Faldo, don't pass gas in the Dead Sea, Pete's Tweets, This Day in Sports History. Come for more cancel culture in football, stay for who is classier Yankees fans or Mets fans and is this a rhetorical question? petedavis.buzzsprout.com 

Gilbert House Fellowship
Gilbert House Fellowship

Gilbert House Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 80:22


DAVID'S FLIGHT from Saul led both men to take desperate action: David sought refuge among Israel's mortal enemies, first the Philistines and then the Moabites, while Saul ordered the slaughter of the priests of the tabernacle because they unknowingly helped David escape. The difference between the two men is highlighted by the incident in a cave at Ein Gedi, a site on the west side of the Dead Sea. David had the opportunity to kill Saul while the king relieved himself, unaware that David and his men were hiding at the back of the cave. Instead of taking the king by surprise, David cut off a corner of the king's robe as proof that Saul had been in David's power, but he had forbidden his men from lifting a hand against the Lord's anointed. As we'll see in the weeks ahead, Saul's gratitude to David for sparing his life didn't last very long. Get our new app! It's free and connects you to these studies plus our weekly video programs, SciFriday , Unraveling Revelation , and A View from the Bunker . The app is available for iOS, Android, Roku, and Apple TV. Links to the app stores are at www.gilberthouse.org/app/. Please subscribe and share our YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/GilbertHouse! Check out our new online store! www.GilbertHouse.org/store is a virtual book table with books and DVDs related to our weekly Bible study. Video on demand of our best teachings! Stream presentations and teachings based on our research at our new video on demand site! JOIN US IN ISRAEL! The Gilberts will be in the Holy Land March 19-30, 2023. This is a tour like no other! See Joshua's altar, Gilgal Refaim, and more. For information and to reserve your place, log on to www.SkyWatchInIsrael.com. NOTE: NEW DATES FOR OUR TOUR OF TURKEY! We're planning a tour of the churches of Revelation, Göbekli Tepe, Abraham's home town Harran, the “Gates of Hell,” Mount Nemrut, and more. Due to the political situation in Eastern Europe, we've moved the tour to October, 2023. Dates will be finalized by January. More information is available at www.SkyWatchinTurkey.com. Follow our weekly studies of Bible prophecy at www.UnravelingRevelation.tv, or at www.youtube.com/unravelingrevelation! SciFriday is back! Every episode is at www.SciFriday.tv and www.youtube.com/scifridaytv! Click here for the complete archive of our New Testament Bible studies to date, and click here for the Old Testament studies to date. Or go to www.spreaker.com/show/gilbert-house-fellowship for all of the audio.

Mason & Ireland
07-26 HR 2: No Farting In the Red Sea

Mason & Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:29


Bruce Pearl has some advice for his players as the team prepares for their trip to Israel. Don't fart in the Dead Sea. Coach knows from experience. Also, Did somebody leak details about Kyler Murray's contract? Plus, John can't believe he didn't get last nights Jeopardy question, he thought he was right but he didn't know the answer. Beto Duran is in to talk about the Logan Paul fight and these YouTube fighters. And Producer Greg has his topics ready for BOBCAT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices