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Best podcasts about George Mueller

Latest podcast episodes about George Mueller

The David Knight Show
Monday 13Sep21 Bush & War on Terror Drops Pretense — It Was ALWAYS Domestic

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 181:43


* Bush & globalists say YOU are the new Taliban if you're not “with them” and their global agenda.  It was always about domestic police/surveillance state* UK drops vaccine passports — or is it a head fake?* Vaccine mandates accepted by private colleges and for Southern Baptist missionaries — setting the precedent for Pelosi's LGBT tyranny denying religious exemptions and personal consent* Do you trust the FBI's “declassified” Saudi papers on 9/11?* US military court rules “bump stocks” are NOT machine guns as Trump & ATF pretended & banned by executive order* More mandates coming for travel as Congress, congressional staff and the judiciary are EXEMPTTOPICS by TIMECODE 2:00 Woman steals brains cryogenically held for “resurrection”.  So much for eternal life.  And who stole Biden's brain?  More importantly, how mind-numbingly stupid is the Biden “braintrust” that runs his regime?11:43 Book burnings at 30 different schools in Canada — in a celebration of “diversity”.  And, renewable energy mandates are burning down our power generation capabilities16:12 Military Court Rules “Bump Stock” NOT a Machine Gun. But Trump used the fiction to do gun control by Executive Order, and Biden is happy to use the precedent24:27 Is the UK stopping vaccine passports or is it a head fake?  It may not be required but are corporations prohibited from blocking entrance to their businesses or events?  Are corporations able to fire employees for not getting jabbed?39:39  No Jabs for “Members”: It's a Club, You Ain't In It.  A political caste system.   Hillary “deplorables", Trump “non-essentials” are now the “unemployables” — unvaxed are untouchables EXCEPT for Congress, congressional staffers & judiciary.  More to come they brag, including NO FLY rules for unjabbed55:32  Spreading Fear Instead of Gospel. Southern Baptist Missions Board mandates jab for ALL missionaries AND their families (age 16 and up).  Do they realize the precedent they're setting for religious persecution AND preparing for the Beast system?1:28:10 Biden's mandates were so over-the-top that left-stream media didn't talk about it — at all1:31:34 Listeners letters.  An MD sends New England Journal of Medicine study showing how ineffective the jabs are (and a personal story of adverse effects in family members). An RN from Colorado on what is happening to newborns and 3 people I know from NC who got sick and 3 VERY different results from different treatments — guess who was cured and who died…1:48:39  Vaxed Have 251X's Higher Viral Load — Clarification & Obfuscation. About that study showing vaccinated have 251 times the viral load of unvaccinated — Oxford issues a clarification and what I believe is an obfuscation.1:58:31 “Vaccine Dystopia, A Manifesto” by Dr. Joel Hirshhorn.  A collection of doctors who've taken a stand for truth against the “vaccine empire”.2:07:01 Biden says he's out of patience.  So are we. BUT DON'T TAKE THE BAIT — and don't despair.  George Mueller and God's provision2:18:05 Another example of vaccination failure — Cornell University with a 95% vaccination rate2:20:19 Dr. Zelenko, MD — his testimony to Israeli committee on how zinc ionophore works, treating Trump & Rudy, and the depopulation agenda2:36:018 Bush Says YOU Are the New Taliban. Remember when “W” talked about explosives in World Trade Center?  It was ALWAYS about creating a domestic police/surveillance state.  They've just dropped the pretense.Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail:         David Knight         POB 1323         Elgin, TX 78621

The REAL David Knight Show
Monday 13Sep21 Bush & War on Terror Drops Pretense — It Was ALWAYS Domestic

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 181:42


Bush & globalists say YOU are the new Taliban if you're not “with them” and their global agenda.  It was always about domestic police/surveillance state UK drops vaccine passports — or is it a head fake? Vaccine mandates accepted by private colleges and for Southern Baptist missionaries — setting the precedent for Pelosi's LGBT tyranny denying religious exemptions and personal consent Do you trust the FBI's “declassified” Saudi papers on 9/11? US military court rules “bump stocks” are NOT machine guns as Trump & ATF pretended & banned by executive order More mandates coming for travel as Congress, congressional staff and the judiciary are EXEMPT TOPICS by TIMECODE    2:00 Woman steals brains cryogenically held for “resurrection”.  So much for eternal life.  And who stole Biden's brain?  More importantly, how mind-numbingly stupid is the Biden “braintrust” that runs his regime? 11:43 Book burnings at 30 different schools in Canada — in a celebration of “diversity”.  And, renewable energy mandates are burning down our power generation capabilities 16:12 Military Court Rules “Bump Stock” NOT a Machine Gun. But Trump used the fiction to do gun control by Executive Order, and Biden is happy to use the precedent 24:27 Is the UK stopping vaccine passports or is it a head fake?  It may not be required but are corporations prohibited from blocking entrance to their businesses or events?  Are corporations able to fire employees for not getting jabbed? 39:39  No Jabs for “Members”: It's a Club, You Ain't In It.  A political caste system.   Hillary “deplorables", Trump “non-essentials” are now the “unemployables” — unvaxed are untouchables EXCEPT for Congress, congressional staffers & judiciary.  More to come they brag, including NO FLY rules for unjabbed 55:32  Spreading Fear Instead of Gospel. Southern Baptist Missions Board mandates jab for ALL missionaries AND their families (age 16 and up).  Do they realize the precedent they're setting for religious persecution AND preparing for the Beast system? 1:28:10 Biden's mandates were so over-the-top that left-stream media didn't talk about it — at all 1:31:34 Listeners letters.  An MD sends New England Journal of Medicine study showing how ineffective the jabs are (and a personal story of adverse effects in family members). An RN from Colorado on what is happening to newborns and 3 people I know from NC who got sick and 3 VERY different results from different treatments — guess who was cured and who died… 1:48:39  Vaxed Have 251X's Higher Viral Load — Clarification & Obfuscation. About that study showing vaccinated have 251 times the viral load of unvaccinated — Oxford issues a clarification and what I believe is an obfuscation. 1:58:31 “Vaccine Dystopia, A Manifesto” by Dr. Joel Hirshhorn.  A collection of doctors who've taken a stand for truth against the “vaccine empire”. 2:07:01 Biden says he's out of patience.  So are we. BUT DON'T TAKE THE BAIT — and don't despair.  George Mueller and God's provision 2:18:05 Another example of vaccination failure — Cornell University with a 95% vaccination rate 2:20:19 Dr. Zelenko, MD — his testimony to Israeli committee on how zinc ionophore works, treating Trump & Rudy, and the depopulation agenda 2:36:018 Bush Says YOU Are the New Taliban. Remember when “W” talked about explosives in World Trade Center?  It was ALWAYS about creating a domestic police/surveillance state.  They've just dropped the pretense.   Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.com If you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-show Or you can send a donation through Zelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.com Cash App at:  $davidknightshow BTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7 Mail:          David Knight          POB 1323          Elgin, TX 78621

Sermons
Abandon Worry; Trust in God! | Matthew 6:25-34

Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021


We each have many legitimate reasons to worry and be anxious. Added to that, there are plenty of unrealistic fears and worries that we can succumb to. In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us to not give in to anxiety, but to live out faithful trust in the Father.Discussion Questions What are areas of worry and anxiety that repeatedly come up for you? Why do you think you worry about those things? What underlying expectations or desires explain your worry / anxiety? How does having “faith like a child” challenge our worrying? How has worrying interfered with your living a faithful Christ-following life? What are ways that you see God's heart of love and care for you and others? How can you know that God knows your needs and desires to meet them? How can you know that God has the power to meet any need or situation you encounter? What does it look like to seek God's kingdom and his righteousness first? How do worries and fears show the priorities of our hearts and lives? Who is an example of seeking first the kingdom of God that inspires you? What are some steps you feel led to take to combat worry in your life? Prayer Points Ask God to show you how you indulge in worry. Ask God to help you see his loving heart and all the ways that he cares for you. Thank God for all the ways that he has provided for you and met your needs. Pray for God to put your needs in perspective with his power and ability to meet those needs. Pray for the faith to trust God and to seek his kingdom first. Additional Resources An example of great faith! George Mueller's life story told by John Piper.Blog: “What Does it Mean to Take Every Thought Captive?”Trusting God in the worst of circumstances! The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom Gospel Hope for Anxious Hearts: Trading Fear and Worry for the Peace of God by Charles Spurgeon

Let's Talk Homeschool
#82 Eight Who Lived Like They Were Dying, #3 of 8 - George Mueller

Let's Talk Homeschool

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 40:15


In this episode of our missionary series, Pastor Jerry McCaghren presents a short biography of George Mueller.

Sermons | Midtown Fellowship: Downtown
Midweek Podcast | “Someone has to go first"

Sermons | Midtown Fellowship: Downtown

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021


We’re back this week to talk to Pastor Ant Frederick about this Sunday’s sermon.Questions? Comments? Favorite local spot to check out? Let us know at podcast@midtowncolumbia.comColumbia “You’d Rather Be Here” Local Spotlight:Ray’s Diner (3110 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29204)Resources/Quotes mentioned:“The first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day is to have my soul happy in the Lord.”― George Mueller

Devocional Alegria Inabalável
13 de Maio - No início de tudo

Devocional Alegria Inabalável

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 2:56


No início de tudoEm amor nos predestinou para ele, para a adoção de filhos, por meio de Jesus Cristo, segundo o beneplácito de sua vontade. (Efésios 1.4-5)A experiência de Charles Spurgeon não está além da capacidade de qualquer cristão comum.Spurgeon (1834-1892) foi um contemporâneo de George Mueller. Ele serviu o Tabernáculo Metropolitano, em Londres, por mais de trinta anos, como o pastor mais notável de seu tempo.Sua pregação era tão poderosa que pessoas se convertiam a Cristo todas as semanas. Seus sermões ainda são impressos hoje e ele é considerado por muitos como um modelo de ganhador de almas.Ele se lembra de uma experiência de quando tinha dezesseis anos que moldou sua vida e seu ministério pelo restante dos seus dias.Quando estava indo a Cristo, pensei que eu estava fazendo tudo sozinho, e embora buscasse o Senhor fervorosamente, não tinha ideia de que o Senhor estava me procurando. Eu não acho que o jovem convertido está ciente disso no início.Lembro-me do dia e da hora em que pela primeira vez acolhi essas verdades [a doutrina da eleição] em minha própria alma — quando, como diz John Bunyan, elas queimaram em meu coração como com um ferro quente, e posso lembrar como senti que eu tinha crescido de repente de um bebê a um homem — que eu tinha feito progressos no conhecimento bíblico por ter encontrado, de uma vez por todas, essa pista para a verdade de Deus.Uma noite da semana, quando eu estava sentado à casa de Deus, eu não estava pensando muito sobre o sermão do pregador, porque eu não cria nele.O pensamento me impressionou: Como você veio a tornar-se um cristão? Busquei o Senhor. Mas como você veio a buscar o Senhor? A verdade veio à minha mente em um momento — eu não o teria buscado, a menos que houvesse alguma influência anterior em minha mente para me fazer buscá-lo. Eu orei, pensei, mas depois perguntei a mim mesmo: Como comecei a orar? Fui estimulado a orar lendo as Escrituras. Como eu li as Escrituras? Eu as li, mas o que me levou a fazê-lo?Então, num instante, vi que Deus estava no início de tudo e que Ele era o autor da minha fé e, assim, toda a doutrina da graça se desvelou para mim, dessa doutrina não me afastei até este dia, e eu desejo fazer dessa a minha confissão constante: “Eu atribuo minha conversão completamente a Deus”.

Strong Women
43. Serving Women in Honduras with Betsy Hake

Strong Women

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 53:58


Betsy Hake, founder of Jericho Ministries, has been serving as a missionary in Honduras for 40 years. Betsy's life is full of amazing stories of redemption and provision for the women she works with, for the children's home she started, and for herself. Betsy exemplifies that following Jesus is often doing the next right thing and trusting God every day.   Betsy Hake Show Notes:  Jericho Ministries: myjericho.org  Fellowship of Christian Athletes: https://www.fca.org/  “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hiding-place-corrie-ten-boom/1116615493?ean=9780800794057  “The Autobiography of George Mueller” by George Mueller: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/autobiography-of-george-muller-a-narrative-of-some-of-the-lords-dealings-with-george-muller-written-by-himself-vol-i-george-mueller/1102423448?ean=9781849027441  Books by Helen Roseveare: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/helen%20roseveare   Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc  Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/   The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/   Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

Strong Women
43. Serving in Honduras with Betsy Hake

Strong Women

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 53:58


Betsy Hake, founder of Jericho Ministries, has been serving as a missionary in Honduras for 40 years. Betsy's life is full of amazing stories of redemption and provision for the women she works with, for the children's home she started, and for herself. Betsy exemplifies that following Jesus is often doing the next right thing and trusting God every day.   Betsy Hake Show Notes:  Jericho Ministries: myjericho.org  Fellowship of Christian Athletes: https://www.fca.org/  “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hiding-place-corrie-ten-boom/1116615493?ean=9780800794057  “The Autobiography of George Mueller” by George Mueller: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/autobiography-of-george-muller-a-narrative-of-some-of-the-lords-dealings-with-george-muller-written-by-himself-vol-i-george-mueller/1102423448?ean=9781849027441  Books by Helen Roseveare: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/helen%20roseveare   Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc  Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/   The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them.  Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/   Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women 

Elevated Environments
LEDs and the Future of Intelligent Buildings

Elevated Environments

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 27:29


In this episode: We discuss the history of colored lighting and detail George Mueller’s contributions (00:43)Interview with Rob GroffRob Groff reflects on his time at Color Kinetics and the technological advancements that they helped to create (03:08)Parallels between the increased use of LED lights and today’s smart building technologies (10:01)How does modern smart building technology benefit a building’s tenants? (15:03)Trigger points that spark desire for IoT technologies and the power of collecting data (19:12)Discussing costs and potential legislation (21:50)The need for interactive spaces (25:32) Comments, questions, or just want to say hi? Reach out to us at hello@environments.tech, we look forward to hearing from you.

Today in Lighting
Today in Lighting 26 March

Today in Lighting

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 1:20


Randy Reid discusses the unexpected passing of George Mueller, Acuity hires a new rep in North Jersey, and GM launches LUXcontrol.

Simply Stories Podcast
Episode 80 :: Linda Evans Shepherd :: Stories of the Power of Prayer, Miracles, and Fierce Faith Even in Suffering

Simply Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 63:54


Today I have the absolute pleasure of sharing my conversation with the remarkable Linda Evans Shepherd. Linda is an award winning author, and speaker, and she’s one fierce prayer warrior and the word of God just flows out of her in the most beautiful way. Linda has been through several Job like seasons in her life which have brought her to her knees during some dark nights of the soul. In those seasons, Linda was asking God a lot of the questions many of us have been asking during this insane year:  Where is He? Does He love me? Does He care about me? She shares with us what she has learned about the power of prayer from her own experiences, and she goes deep and wide in how the Lord can and will meet us where we are because He met her too.  Her most recent book is called Praying through Every Emotion and that's exactly what it is. It's a book comprised of prayers that speak directly to the heart of the matter, no matter where they fall on the emotional spectrum. The everyday ones like joy, sadness, anger, annoyance, etc. all the way to the hard ones like bitterness, depression or suicidal ideation. This conversation was just so powerful because Linda’s story is powerful, and the activity of God in her life is powerful. But she also shares how accessible God is to ANYONE. If you need some breath in your deflated faith, or a reminder of how to pray, or just a powerful word spoken over your day, this episode is for you.  There is something about spending time with someone who has been to hell and back and their love for Jesus and their walk with them has only deepened that just feels like balm to a weary soul. I cannot suggest her book enough, it's a beautiful tool for such a time as this. Listen, friend. No matter where you are today, I want you to know that this is not how the story ends. There is still hope. God is still moving, He is still faithful, no matter how dark it feels. Don’t give up. You matter. Your story matters.  Connecting with Linda: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website *Linda’s special offer of extra prayers that didn’t make it into her book!! Episode Sponsor: Hopefuel Use the code SIMPLY15 for 15% off your purchase! Facebook Instagram Link to purchase (If you use this link it helps support the podcast, thank you!) Scripture References: The book of Job- his losses, his wife says to curse God and die, his friends mock Him Job 13:15- Even if He slay me, yet I will trust in Him John 15:12- To love and be loved  Philippians 4:7- Peace that passes understanding Lamentations 3:21-23- God is faithful  (and a ton more!) Mark 4:13-20-Parable of farmer and good seeds and soil  Matthew 13- The cares of this world choke the seedlings so they can’t bear fruit  Galatians 5:22-23-Fruits of the Spirit Luke 3:21-22, Matthew 3:16-17- When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended on Him Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13- He then goes to wilderness to experience temptation Matthew 26:36-56, Luke 22:39-46 - Jesus wept in the garden of Gethsemane  John 11- Jesus wept for Lazarus Psalm 34:18,Hebrews 4:15, Romans 8:26 -Jesus is with us and experiences our pain with us (we have a High Priest who can sympathize, He prays for us in groanings we cannot even understand)  Romans 14:8-9- Asking Jesus to become Lord of our life 1 John 1:9- Asking Jesus to forgive us of our sins John 15:4-11, John 16:12-15, Galatians 5:16-16, We begin a process of yielding to Him and the work of the Spirit in our lives 1 Peter 5:7- Yielding our cares to God  Psalm 46:10- Be still  Praying the Living Word to a Living God Ephesians 6:10-18- Armor of God  Ephesians 4:22-24- Put on the righteousness of God  Judges 7, 2 Chronicles 20-  God wiping out armies with no human help 2 Corinthians 12:7-10-Thorn in my flesh Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:21-22- We forgive as an act of obedience  Romans 8:28- work together for the good of those who love Him Genesis 50:20- End of Joseph’s story, what the enemy meant for evil, God used for good Romans 8:37- We are more than conquerors in Christ Psalm 51:10- Create in me a clean heart oh God 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18-Pray without ceasing Matthew 25- The 10 Bridesmaids story 2 Timothy 3:1-4:5- Form of godliness, but denying His power (in the last days) Genesis 22:14, Ezekiel 34:26-29, Psalm 104:27-28, Psalm 145:16,-God is our provider Luke 11:1-13- Teach us how to pray Ephesians 3:20- More than you could ask for or imagine John 10:10- Jesus came that we would have life and life to the full  Isaiah 41:13, Psalm 46:1, Psalm 121:1 - We have help  Psalm 62:8, Psalm 91- We have a refuge  References: Praying Through Every Emotion Co-dependency is an addiction Andrew Murray prayer- Moody Bible Institute “more Holy Spirit”  “God of my end” - Puritan prayers  Roseanna M. White books where the characters pray this prayer (also 3 of my favorite Christian fiction books EVER) The Autobiography of George Mueller  Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life)FacebookTwitterBlog  *Intro and Outro music is from audionautix.com  

Know Grow Show
Praying by faith (part 2)

Know Grow Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 35:06


Weekly Podcast from Cornerstone Church, North Gower, Ontario. https://www.knowgrowshow.ca/ Guest speaker: Josh Wallis  Passage: James 5:17; Matthew 14:23; Acts 6:4, 2:42​, 16:25​-26; Hebrews 11:6; 2 Chronicles 7:14 The One Thing: Put faith back into prayer 1. What did they Holy Spirit impress on you or speak to you through the sermon? 2. George Mueller recorded over 50,000 answers to prayer in his journal. What do you make of that? 3. Process a little the DL Moody story about Marianne Adlard's prayers transforming an ordinary sermon into a sermon that transformed 400 lives. 4. Why aren't we seeing Mueller or Moody answers to prayer? 5. As we head into Lent this week, what do you sense God telling us that we need to do differently as a church? Set up a time with Dan to tell him what you sense the Spirit is saying to us. 6. Before you go, take time to pray together for God to move in and through our community.

Spiritual Living in a Chaotic World
Close Encounters of the Divine Kind

Spiritual Living in a Chaotic World

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 13:43


Rev. Harold was a man of God. You’ve heard of Billy Graham, Charles Spurgeon and George Mueller? Rev. Harold was nothing like them, he was not as dynamic. Based on 9:2-9Originally preached February 14, 2021St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Hope Church Toronto West
A Heart Empowered: Prayer

Hope Church Toronto West

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 31:01


TITLE – A Heart Empowered: Prayer TEXT – Luke 11:1-4,9-10 Leonard Ravenhill – “No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.” The Healthy Heart is empowered BECAUSE it understands… 1 – THE PRIORITY IN PRAYER: HE IS WORTHY – V. 1-2 Daniel Henderson - “The only enduring motivation for prayer is that God is worthy to be sought.” 2 – THE PROVISION THROUGH PRAYER: I AM NEEDY – V. 3-4 [Pic of George Mueller] 3 – THE PROMISE OF PRAYER: ASK, SEEK, KNOCK – V.9-10 John 15:7 - If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” A few final points of application: We must learn to pray [Insert Disciple-maker 103 slide] We must actually pray [Insert week of prayer slide] We must continue in prayer Colossians 4:2 - “Continue steadfastly in prayer…” George Mueller - “The great fault of the children of God is, they do not continue in prayer; they do not go on praying; they do not persevere.”

Bible Study with Sherry Worel
Sojourners #2: George Mueller

Bible Study with Sherry Worel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 27:08


Finding Hidden Treasure » Podcast Feed

Episode 118 explores some examples of those who realized that they needed to take their faith and walk in Christ more seriously. What they did, to use a sports phrase, was to “step up their game.” A link to John Piper’s lesson on how George Mueller (1805-1898) [pictured above] took his faith practice to a … Continue reading "Stepping Up Our Game"

365 Christian Men
George Mueller, England, Evangelist

365 Christian Men

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 6:15


November 28. George Mueller. Mueller was a thief and a gambler—up until he was 14. About his childhood, he wrote: “Despite my sinful lifestyle and cold heart, God had mercy on me. I was as careless as ever.… I never heard the gospel preached. Nobody told me that Jesus meant for Christians, by the help of God, to live according to the Holy Scriptures.”  […] The post George Mueller, England, Evangelist first appeared on 365 Christian Men.

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#108: The Power of Gratitude

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 5:49


 In the late 1800's George Mueller operated an orphanage that at one time had 1,000 orphans. One morning there was no food to eat, but he called all the children and staff together and prayed thanking God for the provision of food, even though no food was on the table. A few moments later a baker knocked on the door. He told Mr. Muller that God had led him to bake bread the night before and give it to the orphanage. Before the bread was given to the children, a milkman knocked on the door. He said that his milk truck had broken down and he wanted to give the milk to the orphanage. Regardless of his circumstances, Mueller had decided to be thankful. Colossians 3:15-16 - “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”The Apostle Paul is reminding us there is a connection between being thankful and having peace in our hearts and in our relationship.Gratitude gives us perspective. It reminds of us truths that we have forgotten. It causes us to recognize how blessed we are, instead of focusing on what we don't have, or wished we had. A thankful heart helps us remember God's goodness and faithfulness.When I was a child we used to sing an old hymn in church. It was called, “Count your blessings.” The first verse went like this:When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed,When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,Count your many blessings; name them one by one,And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.The hymn writer was correct. Discouragement causes us to look inward, but gratitude enables us to look outward. And, sometimes upon reflection, we are surprised to see all that God has done.This year we have faced challenges unforeseen. No one could have predicted on December 31st, 2019, as we celebrated the coming new year, that we would face all we have.  The coronavirus has brought sickness to many, here in America 260,000 people have lost their lives to the virus. Imagine the thousands of families with an empty chair at the table this Thanksgiving. The shutdowns and restrictions have impacted us all. Financially many are hurting. Our lives have been disrupted by the inability to go to church, school, the gym, and pretty much anywhere.It would be easy for us this season to be discouraged, angry, and in despair, but let's take a minute to count our blessings.You and I have so many reasons to be thankful, and I encourage you to make your own list. For me,At the top of my list, I'm grateful for Jesus, who is my savior and my Lord. His presence and power in my life.Wife and three daughtersParents and siblingsFriends who mean the world to mePhysical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healthNeeds are met: food, clothing, shelter, transportationGod's call on my life for ministryPacific Christian Center, here in Santa Maria, CA.The promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.No matter what you are going through, make time today to give thanks to God. In fact, it's God's will that we do so. 1 Thessalonians 5:13 says, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”Today's Challenge: It's quite simple, grab a sheet of paper and pen and make a gratitude list. If you have family with you, get everyone involved and see how many blessings you can count.

Wolfe Pack Podcast
50. Guest: Greg Wolfe (DAD) HAPPY 50th PODCAST!

Wolfe Pack Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 21:12


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Hope Signals
Thrival Mode part 2: The Characteristics of Vision

Hope Signals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 38:02


George Mueller said, "Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends." This video series will help you pursue God's purpose for your life by using the power of vision.

Less Stress Family Podcast
144 How to Journal like a Champion

Less Stress Family Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 22:51


Journaling is a great tool to have in your toolbox.Neuroscience is showing us that writing things down makes a greater impact on your brain (and ultimately your whole self).Shawna and I have been greatly impacted by the journaling of Anne Franke, George Mueller, Thomas Merton and Mark Virkler. We cover some helpful tips for journaling well. https://www.cwgministries.org/Four-Keys-to-Hearing-Gods-VoiceEmail = woodfamily@lsfpodcast.comwww.lsfpodcast.com for our free morning planner for adults and kids.Facebook = Less Stress Family PodcastShawna = Instagram @shawnashereewoodArt Work: ShawnaIntro Voice: Hosanna, Asher, EzraIntro and Outro Music:Acoustic guitar - JustinBass - XavierElectric Guitar - EphraimDjembe drum - PerezShakes and Rattles - Shawna, Hosanna, Ezra

This Week in Church History
Faith Beyond Compare - George Mueller

This Week in Church History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 19:07


Guidelines For Living Devotional
You Can Trust God In Times Of Need

Guidelines For Living Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 4:50


“Faith,” alleged the agnostic Samuel Clemens, know as Mark Twain, “is believing what you know isn’t true but wish it were.”   George Mueller wouldn’t have agreed.  And who was George Mueller?   In the event that this name doesn’t register, let me explain briefly.  As his name suggests, Mueller was born in Kroppenstaedt, Prussia, and began his education in the classics in a German university.  Invited to the home of a friend, he heard a man drop to his knees and pray in such a way that he was deeply convicted and eventually was converted.

Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

Three hundred children were dressed and seated for breakfast, and a prayer of thanks was offered for the food. But there was no food! Situations like this were not unusual for orphanage director and missionary George Mueller (1805–1898). Here was yet another opportunity to see how the Lord would provide. Within minutes of Mueller’s prayer, a baker who couldn’t sleep the night before showed up at the door. Sensing that the orphanage could use the bread, he had made three batches. Not long afterward, the town milkman appeared. His cart had broken down in front of the orphanage. Not wanting the milk to spoil, he offered it to Mueller. It’s normal to experience bouts of worry, anxiety, and self-pity when we lack resources essential to our well-being—food, shelter, health, finances, friendships. First Kings 17:8–16 reminds us that the Lord’s help can come through unexpected sources like a needy widow. “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug” (v. 12). Earlier it was a raven that provided for Elijah (vv. 4–6). Concerns for our needs to be met can send us searching in many directions. A clear vision of God as the Provider who has promised to supply our needs can be liberating. Before we seek solutions, may we be careful to seek Him first. Doing so can save us time, energy, and frustration.

Tapestry LA Podcast
Episode 28: George Mueller

Tapestry LA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 9:18


Phil in the Blanks
Behind The Scenes: Human Trafficking and Sober Living Fraud

Phil in the Blanks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2020 47:53


Dr. Phil discusses human trafficking and touches on sober living fraud in part two of his interview with George Mueller, Deputy Commissioner for the California Department of Insurance’s Enforcement Branch and Jennifer Lentz Snyder, Head Deputy of the Norwalk Branch of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

Phil in the Blanks
Behind The Scenes: Fraud, Felons and Empowerment

Phil in the Blanks

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2020 54:16


Dr. Phil speaks with Head Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Lentz Snyder and Deputy Commissioner George Mueller, CA Department of Insurance Enforcement Branch about high profile cases, fraud and ways to empower the community.

Bible Questions Podcast
How Do We DEVOTE Ourselves to Prayer? + George Müller on Praying in the Midst of Trials. #96

Bible Questions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2020 26:56


Happy Friday, friends! For many of us out there, the days are kind of just running into each other right now. I had two different pastor friends share that same thought with me at different times today. Our current situation is a bit surreal, isn't it? Almost like it is a dream. The world is shaking, but God is our refuge in times of trouble. Isaiah was written to the Israelites, but followers of Christ are also inheritors of the promises of God to Israel, because we have been grafted into the same vine that they are in, according to the Bible. That means that we can rest in the beautiful promise of Isaiah 43: Now this is what the Lord says— the one who created you, Jacob, and the one who formed you, Israel— “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine. 2 I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you. 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-2 Today's Bible readings are Leviticus 6, Psalms 5-6, Proverbs 21 and Colossians 4. Our focus passage today is Colossians 4, specifically verse 2. Let's read the whole passage and then come back and focus on prayer. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 Let me admit something to you: Once, twice, three times a day, this coronavirus thing shakes me up. Maybe it is when I'm reading the stats and looking at the graph of the rising cases in America. Earlier it was when I was watching the graphs and rising cases in Italy, and wondering if it would hit the U.S. that hard. Spoiler alert, it appears to be doing just that. Sometimes I get concerned about my children, my wife, our church family and all of the precious saints there. My mom and dad and sister and brother and other family in Alabama, and my church family there. These are troubled times, to be sure, and it gets to me every day. 2008-2009 was an interesting period in my life. I had been in ministry for many years at that point, but I was just beginning a role as the full time senior pastor of a church in my hometown, and I was as excited as I could be, and I came in boldly. Until, that is, a crippling attack of anxiety and fear hit me from out of nowhere. One of the things about Covid 19 is that its novel - new, and our bodies don't have any sort of built up defense against it. I was in a similar place in 2008-2009. Anxiety and fear were new to me, in large part. It was something I had never significantly struggled with in the past (except for my irrational fears of sharks, ghosts and spiders - the unholy trio of things that scare me.) I was completely and utterly unprepared to deal with fear and anxiety, and it just hit me like a Category 5 hurricane hitting an old mobile home. I crumpled, and crumpled for a long time. The ONLY thing that helped - literally - was the Word of God and prayer. I had believed that prayer was important before, but had never had to rely on God like a lifeline until that storm of anxiety hit. I saturated myself in the Word and in prayer, and in due time - gradually, God pulled me out of the miry clay, so to speak. At this point, I am not at all near where I was in 2008, but the anxiety level has increased. Hurricane 2008 taught me to turn to God in His Word and Prayer at the first sign of rain, and God has graciously led me back to that place again in this pandemic season. Each night when the podcast is done - even if its late - I go out and walk and pray, and God meets me there and that time with Him has been an anchor in a storm that is getting fiercer every day. Many of you are scared. Some more than me, some less than me, and some about that same. Allow me to exhort you: Whether you think this thing is a big deal or not, take heed of the command in God's Word: "Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving." What does DEVOTE mean? The Greek word there is made up of two Greek words - one means towards, or to, and the other means endure. In other words, the Word of God is calling us to ENDURE TOWARDS or INTO PRAYER. This is a season that I believe the Holy Spirit is waking up the Body of Christ to ENDURING TOWARDS Prayer. Have you heard the call of the Spirit to increased times and devotion to prayer? His command is pointing us that way - we MUST heed that call. This is also a Romans 12:12 hour: Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Romans 12:12 To be clear, it is ALWAYS a Romans 12:12 and Colossians 4:2 season, but this is an hour and season where it is ACUTELY IMPORTANT that the people of Jesus be devoted in prayer, rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction and persistent in prayer. This podcast is listened to in several different countries, and all of them are absolutely up against the ropes right now, and the church of Jesus in every corner of the world should right now be rising up and being DEVOTED TO PRAYER! To help encourage us all in that direction, I'd like to turn to one of my heroes of the faith, George Mueller of Bristol. He was a mighty man of prayer and faith - a pastor and founder of orphanages who never asked for money or provision from humans, but only prayed to God about such matters, and he kept a running tally of the thousands of times God answered his prayers. Here is Mr. Muller teaching us how to pray in the midst of trials and afflictions: George Muller of Bristol Matthew 7:7–11: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?” If we believe that it will be even as the Lord Jesus said, with what earnestness, perseverance, expecting faith, shall we give ourselves to prayer! Though the answer be long delayed, though, as to sight, the answer to our prayers can never be received; yet, since we believe, walk by faith, we shall continue to expect an answer to our prayers, as assuredly as our petitions are according to the mind of God, are asked in the name of the Lord Jesus, and we exercise faith in the power and willingness of God to help us. Again, the testimony of God the Holy Ghost, in Romans 8:28, is: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Now, if we lay hold on it by faith, bring to it in faith our greatest trials, difficulties, afflictions, bereavements, etc., our hearts will be comforted, we shall obtain peace to our souls. I have been a believer in the Lord Jesus for forty-four years, but I have invariably found that my greatest trials have proved my greatest blessings; they have worked for my good. But suppose we did not see this to be so, while yet in the body, we have nevertheless to exercise faith concerning what God says; we have to walk by faith, regarding that word of His, “That all things work together for good to them that love God,” and then will the heart be comforted and sustained. Three years ago God allowed two most heavy trials to befall me. They continued month after month. I said to myself, “This too works for my good;” and I continued day by day, while the afflictions lasted, to make known my requests unto God, that He would graciously be pleased to sustain me under them, and, in His own time, deliver me out of them. There was hanging in my bed-room in a frame a text, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Ps. 81:10), upon which my eyes fell as I rose in the morning; and my heart said to my heavenly Father, “I do open my mouth wide; wilt Thou graciously be pleased to do according to Thy word? and wilt Thou fill it!” I continued patiently, believingly, expectingly, to look to God for help, and He did deliver me out of these two most heavy afflictions, and I have thus become further acquainted with Him. All this I say for the comfort and encouragement of my younger brethren and sisters in Christ. Will you, then, the next time that you are in trial, seek to remember this for your comfort? You may not be able to see how such and such a heavy trial can work for your good; but it will most assuredly, as God has said. And if even in this life you should not see it, you will do so in the world to come; but generally we see it already in this life. The reason why the children of God are so frequently overpowered by difficulties and trials is, because they attempt to carry their burden themselves, instead of casting it upon God, as He not only graciously allows them to do, but commands them to do; and therefore they lose the promise which is coupled with the command; they find themselves not sustained. “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee” (Ps. 55:22). This does not mean simply that we should pray to God in our trials and afflictions, but that we should exercise faith in the power and willingness of God to help us under our trials; and by this we know whether we have only used words in prayer, or whether we have, in believing prayer, exercising faith in God, spoken, to Him about our trials. If the latter was the case, then, though the trial still lasts, the burden thereof is gone, because we have laid it upon God, to bear it for us; but if we have not exercised faith in God, we are still carrying the burden ourselves. All these matters are so deeply important, because if we do not walk by faith we cannot be happy in God, and therefore cannot bear such a testimony for God as we should bear were we indeed happy. Our very countenances should testify of our peace and joy in God, in order that thus the unconverted may be stirred up to seek for themselves after that which makes the children of God so happy. George Müller, Jehovah Magnified: Addresses (Bristol, England: The Bible and Tract Depot of the Scriptural Knowledge Institution, 1876), 49–53.

Bible Reading Podcast
How Do We DEVOTE Ourselves to Prayer? + George Müller on Praying in the Midst of Trials. #96

Bible Reading Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2020 26:56


Happy Friday, friends! For many of us out there, the days are kind of just running into each other right now. I had two different pastor friends share that same thought with me at different times today. Our current situation is a bit surreal, isn't it? Almost like it is a dream. The world is shaking, but God is our refuge in times of trouble. Isaiah was written to the Israelites, but followers of Christ are also inheritors of the promises of God to Israel, because we have been grafted into the same vine that they are in, according to the Bible. That means that we can rest in the beautiful promise of Isaiah 43: Now this is what the Lord says— the one who created you, Jacob, and the one who formed you, Israel— “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine. 2 I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you. 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-2 Today's Bible readings are Leviticus 6, Psalms 5-6, Proverbs 21 and Colossians 4. Our focus passage today is Colossians 4, specifically verse 2. Let's read the whole passage and then come back and focus on prayer. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 Let me admit something to you: Once, twice, three times a day, this coronavirus thing shakes me up. Maybe it is when I'm reading the stats and looking at the graph of the rising cases in America. Earlier it was when I was watching the graphs and rising cases in Italy, and wondering if it would hit the U.S. that hard. Spoiler alert, it appears to be doing just that. Sometimes I get concerned about my children, my wife, our church family and all of the precious saints there. My mom and dad and sister and brother and other family in Alabama, and my church family there. These are troubled times, to be sure, and it gets to me every day. 2008-2009 was an interesting period in my life. I had been in ministry for many years at that point, but I was just beginning a role as the full time senior pastor of a church in my hometown, and I was as excited as I could be, and I came in boldly. Until, that is, a crippling attack of anxiety and fear hit me from out of nowhere. One of the things about Covid 19 is that its novel - new, and our bodies don't have any sort of built up defense against it. I was in a similar place in 2008-2009. Anxiety and fear were new to me, in large part. It was something I had never significantly struggled with in the past (except for my irrational fears of sharks, ghosts and spiders - the unholy trio of things that scare me.) I was completely and utterly unprepared to deal with fear and anxiety, and it just hit me like a Category 5 hurricane hitting an old mobile home. I crumpled, and crumpled for a long time. The ONLY thing that helped - literally - was the Word of God and prayer. I had believed that prayer was important before, but had never had to rely on God like a lifeline until that storm of anxiety hit. I saturated myself in the Word and in prayer, and in due time - gradually, God pulled me out of the miry clay, so to speak. At this point, I am not at all near where I was in 2008, but the anxiety level has increased. Hurricane 2008 taught me to turn to God in His Word and Prayer at the first sign of rain, and God has graciously led me back to that place again in this pandemic season. Each night when the podcast is done - even if its late - I go out and walk and pray, and God meets me there and that time with Him has been an anchor in a storm that is getting fiercer every day. Many of you are scared. Some more than me, some less than me, and some about that same. Allow me to exhort you: Whether you think this thing is a big deal or not, take heed of the command in God's Word: "Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving." What does DEVOTE mean? The Greek word there is made up of two Greek words - one means towards, or to, and the other means endure. In other words, the Word of God is calling us to ENDURE TOWARDS or INTO PRAYER. This is a season that I believe the Holy Spirit is waking up the Body of Christ to ENDURING TOWARDS Prayer. Have you heard the call of the Spirit to increased times and devotion to prayer? His command is pointing us that way - we MUST heed that call. This is also a Romans 12:12 hour: Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Romans 12:12 To be clear, it is ALWAYS a Romans 12:12 and Colossians 4:2 season, but this is an hour and season where it is ACUTELY IMPORTANT that the people of Jesus be devoted in prayer, rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction and persistent in prayer. This podcast is listened to in several different countries, and all of them are absolutely up against the ropes right now, and the church of Jesus in every corner of the world should right now be rising up and being DEVOTED TO PRAYER! To help encourage us all in that direction, I'd like to turn to one of my heroes of the faith, George Mueller of Bristol. He was a mighty man of prayer and faith - a pastor and founder of orphanages who never asked for money or provision from humans, but only prayed to God about such matters, and he kept a running tally of the thousands of times God answered his prayers. Here is Mr. Muller teaching us how to pray in the midst of trials and afflictions: George Muller of Bristol Matthew 7:7–11: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?” If we believe that it will be even as the Lord Jesus said, with what earnestness, perseverance, expecting faith, shall we give ourselves to prayer! Though the answer be long delayed, though, as to sight, the answer to our prayers can never be received; yet, since we believe, walk by faith, we shall continue to expect an answer to our prayers, as assuredly as our petitions are according to the mind of God, are asked in the name of the Lord Jesus, and we exercise faith in the power and willingness of God to help us. Again, the testimony of God the Holy Ghost, in Romans 8:28, is: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Now, if we lay hold on it by faith, bring to it in faith our greatest trials, difficulties, afflictions, bereavements, etc., our hearts will be comforted, we shall obtain peace to our souls. I have been a believer in the Lord Jesus for forty-four years, but I have invariably found that my greatest trials have proved my greatest blessings; they have worked for my good. But suppose we did not see this to be so, while yet in the body, we have nevertheless to exercise faith concerning what God says; we have to walk by faith, regarding that word of His, “That all things work together for good to them that love God,” and then will the heart be comforted and sustained. Three years ago God allowed two most heavy trials to befall me. They continued month after month. I said to myself, “This too works for my good;” and I continued day by day, while the afflictions lasted, to make known my requests unto God, that He would graciously be pleased to sustain me under them, and, in His own time, deliver me out of them. There was hanging in my bed-room in a frame a text, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Ps. 81:10), upon which my eyes fell as I rose in the morning; and my heart said to my heavenly Father, “I do open my mouth wide; wilt Thou graciously be pleased to do according to Thy word? and wilt Thou fill it!” I continued patiently, believingly, expectingly, to look to God for help, and He did deliver me out of these two most heavy afflictions, and I have thus become further acquainted with Him. All this I say for the comfort and encouragement of my younger brethren and sisters in Christ. Will you, then, the next time that you are in trial, seek to remember this for your comfort? You may not be able to see how such and such a heavy trial can work for your good; but it will most assuredly, as God has said. And if even in this life you should not see it, you will do so in the world to come; but generally we see it already in this life. The reason why the children of God are so frequently overpowered by difficulties and trials is, because they attempt to carry their burden themselves, instead of casting it upon God, as He not only graciously allows them to do, but commands them to do; and therefore they lose the promise which is coupled with the command; they find themselves not sustained. “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee” (Ps. 55:22). This does not mean simply that we should pray to God in our trials and afflictions, but that we should exercise faith in the power and willingness of God to help us under our trials; and by this we know whether we have only used words in prayer, or whether we have, in believing prayer, exercising faith in God, spoken, to Him about our trials. If the latter was the case, then, though the trial still lasts, the burden thereof is gone, because we have laid it upon God, to bear it for us; but if we have not exercised faith in God, we are still carrying the burden ourselves. All these matters are so deeply important, because if we do not walk by faith we cannot be happy in God, and therefore cannot bear such a testimony for God as we should bear were we indeed happy. Our very countenances should testify of our peace and joy in God, in order that thus the unconverted may be stirred up to seek for themselves after that which makes the children of God so happy. George Müller, Jehovah Magnified: Addresses (Bristol, England: The Bible and Tract Depot of the Scriptural Knowledge Institution, 1876), 49–53.

Bible Reading Podcast
What Are Some Helpful Things To Say To People Who are Suffering or in Grief? #50

Bible Reading Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 29:34


All of the pundits said it couldn't be done. The odds were 3720-1 against, but we have made it to episode #50 of the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. If you've been here from the beginning, pat yourself on the back, but don't get too carried away, because we have some Bible reading and Bible talking to do. Today's passages include: Exodus 2, which introduces us to Moses, one of the most important people in the entire Bible. We will also read Luke 5, in which Jesus calls His twelve disciples and 1 Corinthians 6, in which Paul gives an incredibly strong warning to Christians about sexual immorality. Our focus remains on comforting well those who are suffering, and that means our focus passage for the day is in Job 19, and the very first verses show us how difficult we can make it on our friends who are suffering if we say and do the wrong things (like Job's friends did!) How long will you torment me and crush me with words? 3 You have humiliated me ten times now, and you mistreat me without shame. Job 19:2-3 We DO NOT want to be like Job's friends - we want to help those we love who are going through trials, so today we are going to discuss some ways that we can actually comfort the grieving. Let's read our passage in Job first, and then consider how we can walk with the hurting in a helpful way. For whatever reason, when we are suffering, we often feel alone - even if people are trying to reach us and express love to us. Something about going through acute suffering, grief, depression and pain alienates us from those who aren't going through the same thing. We can see Job expressing the pain from this dynamic in this chapter: He has removed my brothers from me; my acquaintances have abandoned me. 14 My relatives stop coming by, and my close friends have forgotten me. Job 19:13-14 Because those who suffer often feel alienated and isolated, we who love them must try extra hard, and persist in trying for a long time, to communicate our love for our friends. With that in mind, here are: Three thoughts on what TO say to those who are mourning, grieving or hurting: Sometimes you don’t have to SAY anything. We all stumble for words when we are interacting with somebody in extreme grief. They are hurting, and we have a natural - and wholesome - instinct to try and comfort them and soothe their pain. I suspect that this dynamic is the main reason why we say so many stupid and inaccurate things to people who are mourning. We want to help, and words are failing us…so we just say something. However, it is far better to say nothing than it is to say something harmful. Remember the example above about the slightly awkward and tall lady at my friend’s sister’s funeral? That lady had no words, so she just mourned with a mourning mother - in a genuine and quiet way. Shared suffering is powerful - often far more powerful than even the best clichés. “Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily.” Hebrews 13:3 The WORD of God is comforting. While I think it is wise to avoid merely quoting a Bible verse to somebody who is suffering (The Word of God is LIVING and ACTIVE and POWERFUL; but treating it like a mere Band-Aid cheapens it somehow) I believe it is powerful to share Scripture with those who are suffering. Not in a drive-by way - but in the context of demonstrating love through time and your presence. In the midst of that - a powerful Scripture like Revelation 21 (quoted below) is indeed comforting and helpful. The truth that one day, God will wipe away every tear is a precious truth. The truth that some people will be crying right up until the point of Jesus’ Second Coming and triumphant victory is a sobering reality. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will no longer exist; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Persist and remember those who have suffered loss, even after a lot of time has passed. Grief is a very, very lonely process, and a very lonely emotion. When you are suffering the grief of the death of a loved one, it often feels like nobody else in the entire world has suffered quite like you are suffering. And that grief lasts a very, very long time. Most friends of people who are mourning will, after a certain amount of time, attempt to bring their relationship with the mourner back to a more normal place. This, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. As Christians, we DO grieve, but not as those who have no hope. We grieve WITH hope - knowing that God will one day wipe every tear from our eye. That said - we still grieve, and we still remember those whom we have lost. As the friend of somebody in mourning, do them the kindness of remembering their loved one, and remembering that they are probably still in pain. It might be easier to never bring up the departed loved one - perhaps to spare the feelings of your suffering friend - but avoid that temptation. Remember them vocally, and continue to comfort your friend weeks, months and even years after their loss. I close this chapter with two very powerful thoughts on death and mourning from two people whose lives were scorched deeply by it. George Mueller was a mighty man of prayer. In his autobiography, he wrote this paragraph about how God sustained him after the death of his dear wife: “The last portion of scripture which I read to my precious wife was this: “The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Now, if we have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have received grace, we are partakers of grace, and to all such he will give glory also. I said to myself, with regard to the latter part, “no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”—I am in myself a poor worthless sinner, but I have been saved by the blood of Christ; and I do not live in sin, I walk uprightly before God. Therefore, if it is really good for me, my darling wife will be raised up again; sick as she is. God will restore her again. But if she is not restored again, then it would not be a good thing for me. And so my heart was at rest. I was satisfied with God. And all this springs, as I have often said before, from taking God at his word, believing what he says.” Jehovah Magnified, by George Mueller, p. 80 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor who resisted Hitler and the rise of the Nazi’s - a decision which ultimately led to him being executed. He wrote these words while facing death: “Why are we so afraid when we think about death? Death is only dreadful for those who live in dread and fear of it. Death is not wild and terrible, if only we can be still and hold fast to God’s Word. Death is not bitter, if we have not become bitter ourselves. Death is grace, the greatest gift of grace that God gives to people who believe in him. Death is mild, death is sweet and gentle. It beckons to us with heavenly power, if only we realize that it is the gateway to our homeland … Death is hell and night and cold, if it is not transformed by our faith. But that is just what is so marvelous, that we can [by our faith in Christ] transform death.” (Source: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. By Eric Metaxes)

Bible Questions Podcast
What Are Some Helpful Things To Say To People Who are Suffering or in Grief? #50

Bible Questions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 29:34


All of the pundits said it couldn't be done. The odds were 3720-1 against, but we have made it to episode #50 of the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. If you've been here from the beginning, pat yourself on the back, but don't get too carried away, because we have some Bible reading and Bible talking to do. Today's passages include: Exodus 2, which introduces us to Moses, one of the most important people in the entire Bible. We will also read Luke 5, in which Jesus calls His twelve disciples and 1 Corinthians 6, in which Paul gives an incredibly strong warning to Christians about sexual immorality. Our focus remains on comforting well those who are suffering, and that means our focus passage for the day is in Job 19, and the very first verses show us how difficult we can make it on our friends who are suffering if we say and do the wrong things (like Job's friends did!) How long will you torment me and crush me with words? 3 You have humiliated me ten times now, and you mistreat me without shame. Job 19:2-3 We DO NOT want to be like Job's friends - we want to help those we love who are going through trials, so today we are going to discuss some ways that we can actually comfort the grieving. Let's read our passage in Job first, and then consider how we can walk with the hurting in a helpful way. For whatever reason, when we are suffering, we often feel alone - even if people are trying to reach us and express love to us. Something about going through acute suffering, grief, depression and pain alienates us from those who aren't going through the same thing. We can see Job expressing the pain from this dynamic in this chapter: He has removed my brothers from me; my acquaintances have abandoned me. 14 My relatives stop coming by, and my close friends have forgotten me. Job 19:13-14 Because those who suffer often feel alienated and isolated, we who love them must try extra hard, and persist in trying for a long time, to communicate our love for our friends. With that in mind, here are: Three thoughts on what TO say to those who are mourning, grieving or hurting: Sometimes you don’t have to SAY anything. We all stumble for words when we are interacting with somebody in extreme grief. They are hurting, and we have a natural - and wholesome - instinct to try and comfort them and soothe their pain. I suspect that this dynamic is the main reason why we say so many stupid and inaccurate things to people who are mourning. We want to help, and words are failing us…so we just say something. However, it is far better to say nothing than it is to say something harmful. Remember the example above about the slightly awkward and tall lady at my friend’s sister’s funeral? That lady had no words, so she just mourned with a mourning mother - in a genuine and quiet way. Shared suffering is powerful - often far more powerful than even the best clichés. “Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily.” Hebrews 13:3 The WORD of God is comforting. While I think it is wise to avoid merely quoting a Bible verse to somebody who is suffering (The Word of God is LIVING and ACTIVE and POWERFUL; but treating it like a mere Band-Aid cheapens it somehow) I believe it is powerful to share Scripture with those who are suffering. Not in a drive-by way - but in the context of demonstrating love through time and your presence. In the midst of that - a powerful Scripture like Revelation 21 (quoted below) is indeed comforting and helpful. The truth that one day, God will wipe away every tear is a precious truth. The truth that some people will be crying right up until the point of Jesus’ Second Coming and triumphant victory is a sobering reality. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will no longer exist; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 Persist and remember those who have suffered loss, even after a lot of time has passed. Grief is a very, very lonely process, and a very lonely emotion. When you are suffering the grief of the death of a loved one, it often feels like nobody else in the entire world has suffered quite like you are suffering. And that grief lasts a very, very long time. Most friends of people who are mourning will, after a certain amount of time, attempt to bring their relationship with the mourner back to a more normal place. This, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. As Christians, we DO grieve, but not as those who have no hope. We grieve WITH hope - knowing that God will one day wipe every tear from our eye. That said - we still grieve, and we still remember those whom we have lost. As the friend of somebody in mourning, do them the kindness of remembering their loved one, and remembering that they are probably still in pain. It might be easier to never bring up the departed loved one - perhaps to spare the feelings of your suffering friend - but avoid that temptation. Remember them vocally, and continue to comfort your friend weeks, months and even years after their loss. I close this chapter with two very powerful thoughts on death and mourning from two people whose lives were scorched deeply by it. George Mueller was a mighty man of prayer. In his autobiography, he wrote this paragraph about how God sustained him after the death of his dear wife: “The last portion of scripture which I read to my precious wife was this: “The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Now, if we have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have received grace, we are partakers of grace, and to all such he will give glory also. I said to myself, with regard to the latter part, “no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”—I am in myself a poor worthless sinner, but I have been saved by the blood of Christ; and I do not live in sin, I walk uprightly before God. Therefore, if it is really good for me, my darling wife will be raised up again; sick as she is. God will restore her again. But if she is not restored again, then it would not be a good thing for me. And so my heart was at rest. I was satisfied with God. And all this springs, as I have often said before, from taking God at his word, believing what he says.” Jehovah Magnified, by George Mueller, p. 80 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor who resisted Hitler and the rise of the Nazi’s - a decision which ultimately led to him being executed. He wrote these words while facing death: “Why are we so afraid when we think about death? Death is only dreadful for those who live in dread and fear of it. Death is not wild and terrible, if only we can be still and hold fast to God’s Word. Death is not bitter, if we have not become bitter ourselves. Death is grace, the greatest gift of grace that God gives to people who believe in him. Death is mild, death is sweet and gentle. It beckons to us with heavenly power, if only we realize that it is the gateway to our homeland … Death is hell and night and cold, if it is not transformed by our faith. But that is just what is so marvelous, that we can [by our faith in Christ] transform death.” (Source: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. By Eric Metaxes)

The Lechem Panim Podcast
Lechem Panim #87 "Sowing Prayer" (1 John 5:13-15) Pastor Cameron Ury

The Lechem Panim Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2020 14:23


Greetings! Welcome to the show today. George Muller: Living by Faith— Many of you have probably at least heard of legendary prayer warrior George Mueller. An amazing man of faith whose life was a testimony to how God could move through someone who relied in faith and complete dependence on Him. There was a time when [Things looked bleak for the children of George Muller's orphanage at Ashley Downs in England. It was time for breakfast, and there was no food. A small girl whose father was a close friend of Muller was visiting in the home. Muller took her hand and said, ''Come and see what our Father will do.'' In the dining room, long tables were set with empty plates and empty mugs. Not only was there no food in the kitchen, but there was no money in the home's account. Muller prayed, ''Dear Father, we thank Thee for what Thou art going to give us to eat.'' Immediately, they heard a knock at the door. When they opened it, there stood the local baker. ''Mr. Muller,'' he said, ''I couldn't sleep last night. Somehow I felt you had no bread for breakfast, so I got up at 2 o'clock and baked fresh bread. Here it is.'' Muller thanked him and gave praise to God. Soon, a second knock was heard. It was the milkman. His cart had broken down in front of the orphanage. He said he would like to give the children the milk so he could empty the cart and repair it.] It is amazing how our prayers (however flimsy they might feel to us) have the power to move the hand of God in amazing ways. If only we would pray… In the closing chapter of 1 John we have been talking about the confidence that can be produced through faith in the life of the believer and how that confidence can re-shape the way that we come before God in prayer. 1 John 5:13-15 (NIV)— 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. we presently have what we asked of him— Now one interesting thing about that last phrase is that it doesn't say we know that we will have what we asked of him. Rather, it says we know that we have (already) what we asked of him. It is a belief and trust that is so sure (because of how sure we are of God's revealed will to us, both through prayer but also through His Word) that we consider it already accomplished. We don't need to see it to believe it; it is enough for us to know that it is the will of God, that we have prayed for it, and whether in our time or not God will accomplish it.  George Mueller's Persistence in Prayer— Now [When George Mueller was a young convert he began praying daily for five friends to come to know Christ as Savior. Two friends became Christians within two years of his own conversion. But it seemed as if his prayers for the remaining three friends would never be answered. But they were. One of those men was converted about ten years after Mueller's conversion. The fourth apparently was converted shortly before Mueller's death, in response to what was probably Mueller's last sermon. And the fifth man was converted within a year of Mueller's funeral. George Mueller had been praying for him for more than sixty years!] THAT is intercession at it's deepest. But it is because Mueller was faithful to intercede for them; faithful to carry them in prayer all those years that they eventually came to Christ. And there ought to be similar people for whom you and I are doing the same. Because He really does move this way. Tanya's Aunts— My wife Tanya's family had a similar thing happen in their family. Her mom and her sisters grew up in a strong Christian home all their young life. Their dad (Tanya's grandfather) was even imprisoned for his faith. But, despite his and his wife's prayers for their daughters to become Christians, after all the girls grew up, none of them were Christians except for one. And Tanya's grandparents died without seeing all their daughters accept Jesus, though they had prayed for it. And now, many years after they have died, all the daughters (including Tanya's mom) became Christians. God really does answer prayer. And ultimately this is why John is talking about confidence in prayer. Because he we wants to encourage us to believe enough; to have confidence enough to pray. Prayer is powerful. We know that it works. God has given us the promise to answer when we pray in accordance with His will. Now (after seeking His will) we just have to be faithful enough to pray; to believe in prayer enough to pray. You know one of our favorite passages on prayer; the one we probably think on the most whenever we are talking about faith and prayer? Matthew 17:20b (ESV)— …For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” A Mountain-Top Experience— Now do you know the context of that verse? If we look at the previous section, what has just happened? Jesus has just been transfigured before His disciples Peter, James, and John. Jesus has revealed His divine glory. And Peter, James, and John are amazed. They have seen the glory of Jesus. And I am sure that you and I have had similar mountain-top experiences with Jesus; where we have seen and experienced Jesus' presence in a special way. And I love mountain-top experiences. But at some point we have to come down from the mountain. We enter back into the drudgery of everyday life that is wrought with all kinds of trials and tribulations. Here the disciples descend the mountain and are instantly met with brokenness and need in the lives of other people, particularly a young boy who is not only sick, but is possessed by a demon. Talk about spiritual contrast. They go from a Spirit-filled experience on the mountain where they have seen Jesus glorified (it says his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them.) Not even Oxi-Clean could get it brighter. Jesus was glowing! Elijah and Moses appeared and began speaking with Jesus. Then they hear the voice of God audibly speak, saying “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” , after which they are left alone and they begin to descend the mountain. And immediately upon descending the mountain, they encounter the demonic. And the question rises, are they going to carry the glory of Christ they have just witnessed into the frey of everyday life. You know some of the disciples had tried to cast the demon out and failed. Do you know why? They ask Jesus afterwards and this is what He says… Matthew 17:20 (ESV)— 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith {(and Mark's account (in which Jesus also rebukes their lack of faith, also adds: “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”) They weren't praying! Prayer is intimately intertwined with faith, which is why Jesus continues:}. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” NOTHING!!!!!!!! Imagine that!!! Impala Faith— You know, when I was a kid, I loved to watch nature shows. Sometimes I still do. I love learning about all kinds of animals. And one animal that is truly amazing is the impala, the African antelope. [The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3-foot wall. The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall. Faith is the ability to trust what we cannot see, and with faith we are freed from the flimsy enclosures of life that only fear allows to entrap us.] This is what living a life a confidence looks like in the life of the Christian. Nothing, not even Satan himself can hold back the accomplishment of God's will through those who are living by faith in Jesus as the Son of God and are seeking His will and lifting up prayers daily to Him. Flower Bed— Just recently my son asked me what a flower bed is. To an 8-year-old, the phrase flower-bed must sound really funny. But I explained to him that a flower bed is a section of dirt in which flowers are planted. But we know that the reason there is a flower is because there was first a seed that was planted there. And the only difference between soil that has plants and the same soil that doesn't (if it was treated the same) is the fact that no seed was sown. And that is something we must all remember. The reason Jesus talks in this context about faith and prayer in connection with seeds is because the only difference between a life that is fruitful and a life that is fruitless is faith and prayer. You want your flower bed to be full, then you need to plant. Now it may take time, just like a plant takes time to grow. But if you plant your prayers and endure in faith (keeping on praying) then you will reap a harvest. And as our passage today says, you and I can have faith and confidence when we pray; a faith and confidence flowing from our knowledge that God does both hear and answer those prayers offered by those who seek to pray in His will. If we can pray in faith; in accordance with the will of God; and do so persistently (even in the dark times when we feel like our prayers are not being heard; like their not reaching past the ceiling), God promises us here in His word that He HAS both heard and already answered our prayer; and as we abide in prayer, He is able to use us to move mountains in unspeakable ways for His name's sake and for the sake of His kingdom. Philippians 4:6 (NIV)— 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ​Let us do so. Amen.

I Share Hope with 1MillionStories.org Podcast
Prayer Prepares the Way for Good News

I Share Hope with 1MillionStories.org Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 6:17


While his early years were filled with scandal and mischievous ways, Jesus Christ eventually found his way into the heart of George Mueller. A defining trait about Mueller's ministry was his commitment to prayer. In this session we map out three key points of prayer as you seek to reach others in need of Jesus.

Free Range Preacher on Prayer
To God be the Glory

Free Range Preacher on Prayer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2019 41:30


Our ultimate reason/result for prayer is the glory of God. The Christian life does not make sense. Our lives in Christ will confuse and confound us until we give Almighty God His rightful place in our lives, and learn what it means, that He, Jesus the Christ increases while we decrease, and that we are committed to His glory through His will.. Then we will know more and more the peaceful fruit of righteousness, and all the other blessings from God will flow to us and His graces through us because we long to see His glory. All our trials will take on life-affirming import, and we can agree with George Mueller, “I kiss the hand that afflicts," knowing His love for me and His glory in everything He does. Warning: This episode is a little longer than normal, if a 40-minute episode is not workable for you, You might break the episode into two pieces. There is a natural break between the Declaration of David and the Prayer of Hezekiah and the New Testament witness of the Declaration of John the Baptizer and The Prayer of Jesus who is the Christ. For access to the Voice Over services of Richard Durrington, please visit RichardDurrington.com or email him at Durringtonr@gmail.com. Thank you.

Conrad Rocks
Stay Spiritually Connected with God

Conrad Rocks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2019 31:28


It is important to read the bible and maintain a spiritual relationship with God. Sharing my experience and wisdom from Smith Wigglesworth and George Mueller. Dad introduced me to prayer; My 1995 Spiritual hunger for God; God spoke using scripture; Spirit never violates the Word; Words of knowledge byproducts to a relationship with God; Cares of the world make the word unfruitful Mark 4:18; The spiritual flow seems to turn off; Repent and do the first works - first love Rev 2; Emphasizing bible listening while neglecting prayer life; Wigglesworth and reading the bible; George Muller on reading the bible; The prayer life of George Muller; Spirit of Truth teaching us ; links http://bit.ly/OpenYourEyesBook Alexander Scourby audio bible https://amzn.to/2XE0nDJ Smith Wigglesworth Apostle of Faith book https://amzn.to/2QJ99yQ George Mueller of Bristol book https://amzn.to/2KMjZjS https://learnscripture.net/ http://www.remem.me/ https://www.facebook.com/conrad.carriker https://www.instagram.com/conradcarriker/ https://www.conradrocks.net/p/podcast.html https://twitter.com/MostRadicalMan Inner Circle Email here: https://www.conradrocks.net/p/subscribe.html

Conrad Rocks
Stay Spiritually Connected with God

Conrad Rocks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2019 31:28


It is important to read the bible and maintain a spiritual relationship with God. Sharing my experience and wisdom from Smith Wigglesworth and George Mueller. Dad introduced me to prayer; My 1995 Spiritual hunger for God; God spoke using scripture; Spirit never violates the Word; Words of knowledge byproducts to a relationship with God; Cares of the world make the word unfruitful Mark 4:18; The spiritual flow seems to turn off; Repent and do the first works - first love Rev 2; Emphasizing bible listening while neglecting prayer life; Wigglesworth and reading the bible; George Muller on reading the bible; The prayer life of George Muller; Spirit of Truth teaching us ; links http://bit.ly/OpenYourEyesBook Alexander Scourby audio bible https://amzn.to/2XE0nDJ Smith Wigglesworth Apostle of Faith book https://amzn.to/2QJ99yQ George Mueller of Bristol book https://amzn.to/2KMjZjS https://learnscripture.net/ http://www.remem.me/ https://www.facebook.com/conrad.carriker https://www.instagram.com/conradcarriker/ https://www.conradrocks.net/p/podcast.html https://twitter.com/MostRadicalMan Inner Circle Email here: https://www.conradrocks.net/p/subscribe.html

Way To Greatness
How To Lose Money with Paul Moore (006)

Way To Greatness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2019 38:56


Learn more about being a better person through the positive impact of giving, difference of being the receiver from being a giver & the real definition of success from a person who experienced an extreme financial struggle while things were falling apart. And be inspired on how he and his family managed to still give, even on their toughest time. Show Highlights 00:02:04 - (Ari) You called your podcast How to Lose Money. And while we were setting up this interview, you mentioned that I should ask why. Yeah. So you definitely have a story about this. And I am incredibly curious. What is it? 00:02:04 - (Paul) One of my great goals in life is to be a great husband and father.. 00:05:25 - (Paul) I decided years later when we started a podcast, I said, hey, everybody's got all these successes and I love hearing about them, but I would love to hear about people's struggles, failures, problems, setbacks 00:06:01 - (Ari) The focal point of this podcast is, of course, success and greatness 00:06:54 - (Ari) What you felt like while you were watching your empire crumble from having one and a half million in the bank to being two and a half million in debt, a $4 million swing? 00:07:24 - (Paul) I actually started a nonprofit, but I didn't get the people involved 00:07:55 - (Paul) Investing is when your principal is generally secure and you have a chance to make a profit. Speculating is when your principal is not at all secure and you have a chance to make a profit. 00:08:47 - (Paul) One of my heroes in life is a guy named George Mueller. George Mueller was a hellion in Germany in the early eighteen hundreds. And he turned into a pastor. And he actually started orphanages 00:09:20 - (Ari) Wow. You're saying just by being him. People just get donations? 00:13:19 - (Ari) So I did a little math over here on the side and I'm seeing that giving around 10 percent based on making what you said a half a million dollars. 00:13:52 - (Paul) There's some formula that would that it always would work out. I think it just worked then 00:14:36 - (Ari) Can you remember when you were in the crux of it? Two and a half billion dollars in debt. Remember how you felt? 00:14:47 - (Paul) I think since all of it was backed by real estate and since I didn't have any idea how bad real estate was going to be out again, a thousand eight, nine, I actually wasn't that worried about it 00:15:49 - (Ari) Do you have a notable story about your time in financial struggle? 00:17:08 - (Paul) We were pretty tight. I mean, we were making enormous interest payments. 00:17:53 - (Ari) How did it feel to end up being the recipient when you needed it? 00:18:00 - (Paul) I wasn't ashamed, but it was weird getting a hundred dollar gift card 00:18:28 - (Ari) Are you still debt free? 00:20:47 - (Ari) How do you define success? 00:20:56 - (Paul) Inner quality, that inner satisfaction and joy from knowing you did something really, really excellent 00:22:15 - (Ari) You told me that you work very hard to fight human trafficking. You're generating funding and you rescued victims. So how does this work? And what's the backstory? 00:24:14 - (Paul) My goal is to give a significant portion of our company's profits toward fighting human trafficking and rescuing its victims 00:24:35 - (Ari) How did this end up on your radar? How'd you get involved? 00:26:44 - (Ari) Do you have any crazy stories about human trafficking that you like to share? 00:28:08 - (Ari) Felony is a much, much, much griever crime that has a much further impact on somebody's life overall as opposed to a misdemeanor Originally recorded 12/14/2018 Special Guest: Paul Moore.

Things Above
Act of Faith

Things Above

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019 15:22


The thought from above for this episode is: Faith is acting on what you believe. James uses a story about the Prussian missionary George Mueller to help explain this week’s thought from above. George was crossing the Atlantic in August 1877 when his ship ran into thick fog. He explained to the captain that he […] The post Act of Faith appeared first on Apprentice Institute.

The Transformation Podcast
07: "Wuzza": The Extraordinary Life of C.T. Studd (with Scotty Kessler)

The Transformation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2019 56:23


It's probably no exaggeration to say that C.T. Studd was the Babe Ruth of England. He was more than a generational talent within his sport of choice, Cricket. Yet, he shocked the world and sparked a revival when he announced he was leaving it all behind to become a missionary to China with Hudson Taylor's famous China Inland Mission. What resulted from this decision was a life of hardship and suffering, on one hand, and Spirit-fueled endurance and inspiration to countless believers, on the other. From China to India and finally the Heart of the African Congo, C.T. was faithfully devoted to pursuing the call of Christ to preach the Gospel wherever he may be sent. He did all of this without any fundraising and he solely trusted God for provision--in spite of having been a millionaire who had given away his large inheritance. Along the way, he would also have to endure countless exotic diseases, like ongoing bouts with Malaria, and tolls on his health. He even endured the loss of children, but God seemed to always provide just what he needed to make it through to the next season. There were surely a lot of ups and downs in C.T.'s life, but one thing is clear: when the curtain was drawn for his time on the Earth, it could be said that C.T. finished the race, to have fought the good fight of the faith. He died surrounded by thousands of African believers who had devoted their lives to Christ as a result of C.T.'s own devotion to Christ. Today, the organization he left behind is still responsible for sending thousands of full-time missionaries into the field. He also leaves behind a legacy every believer in Jesus will greatly benefit from knowing more about. In this episode, Justin sits down with discipleship trainer, Scotty Kessler, to talk about the life of one of the modern era's greatest missionaries. HIGHLIGHTS C.T.'s dad was converted to faith by famous 19th century evangelist, D.L. Moody. C.T. gave away the equivalent of over five million dollars in today's money, which he had inherited from his rich father. The Moody Bible Institute was started with money donated from C.T.'s inheritance. C.T.'s life story is a who's who of late 19th-century, early 20th century Christian preachers and missionaries. George Mueller, General Booth and other Salvation Army leaders, Amy Carmichael, D.L. Moody and Hudson Taylor all played a role in C.T.'s life. "Wuzza" is a reference to a bad joke Justin made in the episode about C.T.'s nickname being C.T. "Wuzza" Studd.

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And I'm Beatty Carmichael. This podcast is all about stepping out by faith and trusting the Lord in your life. Get more resources on our Web site.   [00:00:11] Get radical faith dot com. And now here's the next episode of our podcast.   [00:00:18] Today, I'm excited that we're going to be talking about another topic, a radical thing. Beatty, would you like to give our listener here a little disclaimer? Well, what's is going to be about?   [00:00:29] Yes, I would. And also one little disclaimer for those who've been listening. These you'll notice that Penny is not Caroline. So we're excited to have you on these calls moving forward. As far as today's topic. So most of our guests, Ella, is calling you topics, as you know, is all about getting sellers calling you. Today's topic is not today is all about Jesus. OK. So if that offends you, feel free to turn off this particular podcast and listen to the next session. When we talk about business, but otherwise, we're going to talk about a personal relationship with the Lord and how to live by radical faith. How's that for a good disclaimer?   [00:01:08] I think that's awesome.   [00:01:10] I love it, too. OK, so let's see where we've been going.   [00:01:14] So the last topic I was talking about, the topic of kind of getting out of the boat and the source stepping out in a radical fashion with faith. And today, I want to talk a little bit about what it means to believe in faith a little bit different. But there is this conflict between the natural and the spiritual. And there's there's always this conflict. And I guess the kind of focus, the kind of message on this is actually going to be sort of a short topic. But living a life of radical faith is a constant conflict between choosing to focus on God's promises and trying to ignore what we see in the natural does.   [00:02:02] Does that make sense? Penny?   [00:02:06] Well, any and I'm catching you off guard, but any personal experience come to mind that might kind of clarify that in your life or maybe how you have battled the same issue in your life?   [00:02:19] Oh, for sure. I think, first of all, this is where my feel like there may maybe just the old dry cell phone in Italy. So based on what I can see in the natural because the natural is in my day every day, it's best that I see the bills that keep coming. Well, you know, the finances might not be there that lines or something. You know, things like that that are just easy to take my focus off of what I should be looking at. It's easier to look at the natural and be distracted by what's going on in the natural and really to lose sight of the fact that I'm working even though I caught you with my eye.   [00:03:04] So true. In fact, for you mentioning that there are two stories that came to mind.   [00:03:08] One is actually at your church and one is a friend of mine who used to work for me years back. So the lady at your church, her name is Yvonne, and she went on a missions trip with a group called Global Awakening. I think it is. And just had a great time over in Kenya. And so they're taking another trip down to Brazil. And he really wants to go. But three thousand dollars and she doesn't have the money. So she's been praying for it. And she was sharing with me this past Saturday that a friend at work called her up at work and said, hey, Yvonne, can you meet me downstairs? And she said, yes. So she went downstairs and met him.   [00:03:46] And he said, you know, he's just an average worker, not no super special, super high income. We see my wife and I've been praying about your trip to Brazil and we'd like to help you out with. And he gave her an envelope and she said, oh, thank you so much. Thinking is it gonna be, you know, maybe 100 couple hundred dollars? Now, the trip to Brazil is like three months from now, two or three months from now. So plenty of time to try to raise money. She gets back a fair and open set and there's three thousand dollars in cash.   [00:04:15] The entire trip totally paid for. And just thinking, you know, how we look in the natural and you go, how in the world can I afford this? And yet God has already made her way in that kind of go, oh, that's so good.   [00:04:29] He saw that movie before he even really started to panic about the.   [00:04:33] Yes. And I won't tell you another story.   [00:04:36] So my programmer years back, he's since gone off and start his own business. But he he and his wife moved into this house and it was a rental house initially. And then they wanted to buy it, but they needed thirty five hundred dollars for a downpayment. And they did not have thirty five hundred. So in the natural, there is no way we can buy this house. And then they go to church one day. And this is the most amazing thing. A couple walks up to him. No one knew about this house and said the Lord put it on our heart that he wants us to give you this money. And it was a check for thirty five hundred dollars. Exactly what is needed further down now?   [00:05:20] Yeah. And this is what's so cool about the Lord is we can't keep our eyes focused on the natural because the natural is ruled by the supernatural. What happens in the natural is real by God's truth of who he is. And all the goodness that he has and all the promises that he makes are not going to be seen in the natural until he chooses to manifest it. And so when we look in the natural and say, this must be my reality, that's not true, because God's truth trumps reality all the time. And if we want to walk by faith and live by faith, we have to believe in faith, which is to believe his word first before we believe our eyes.   [00:06:01] And there's a passage. Second Corinthians 5 7 says we walk by faith, not by sight. And I think this is really kind of what it means is we can't live our lives based on what we see and believe that to be truth. What we see is true because it's our reality, but it's not fixed. Truth is fixed. Jesus says I think, what is it? I think we call it the high priestly prayer. John, 17, Jesus is praying to the father on behalf of the apostles. And I guess all of disciples of his. And he says to the Lord, you know, your word is truth and truth is fixed.   [00:06:42] And that's why we can step out by faith. You know, if we go back to Hebrews, see love in one. Okay. We're gonna test your Bible knowledge real quick. Any other way for those listening to us? This is pennies, if you've figured out first. Radical faith call and speed. She doesn't know quite how much I push back on her. So do you recall he briefly loving one by chance, is talking about faith?   [00:07:09] I believe that that talks about faith being the reality of what we hope for is the thing that we cannot see.   [00:07:18] Bingo. It is the reality of what we hope for now. In the biblical terms, hope is different than what we express as hope. You and I, in the natural, we say I hope it doesn't rain. Okay. And what that means is our desire is that it doesn't rain, but we really don't know what's going to happen. Does that make sense?   [00:07:41] Whoa, whoa.   [00:07:43] In the biblical term analogy, hope is when God is given a promise. And now we look forward expectantly toward it as a truth yet to be manifest. So if God said it's not going to rain today, then we say, you know, my hope is that it does not rain. But it's not going to rain because that's a biblical. How does that make sense, manmade kind of can confuse that a little bit warmer than that. OK, so so faith is the reality of what we hope for. It is the reality of what's actually going to happen. And as the evidence of things that we have not seen. And so this whole idea of faith is, is we root our root our eyes in God's word, which is truth. And it overcomes everything going on that is conflict with what we see. Now, I want to give you just a couple examples scripturally on this. Do you by chance have your Bible handy? I do.   [00:08:46] Great. Let's look up Exodus 34 21. Just a short verse as you bring this up. I'll give people kind of background so access. This passage in Exodus is part of the what we'll call the Mosaic Law. And. And in this particular section is another law called God's Ten Commandments. OK, now we're no longer under law, but under grace. But that doesn't mean that the Ten Commandments are not the law we're under. OK. Those are spiritual laws that always rule. And and this is one of the laws. And I want to talk about it just a little bit. So Exodus 34 21.   [00:09:30] And read it when you're ready.   [00:09:33] I think, though, it will for your ordinary work, but then you must stop working even during the season of the plowing and harvest.   [00:09:42] All right. So let's talk about the significance of this. So plowing harvest, when you start to plow, there's only a limited time available in between range and between a few things. We can get all of your plowing done. This is your entire livelihood. You have a small window of time before rains start coming again and you can no longer plow. Harvest time is the same thing. There's only a short period of time when you can harvest, when all the fruit is ripe to be harvested and you have to harvest quickly before the rains come again and cause it to mildew in moulding and cause it to right. So harvest time in plowing time or the two times that everything is put aside. This is the time you do your work. Does that make sense?   [00:10:34] Yeah. So here is the problem. God's word says you work six days. And you rest the seventh even during plowing time and harvest time. So in the natural. It makes no sense. This is the time I've got this. In today's world, I've got this huge sales presentation due on Monday morning and I've got to prepare for it on Sunday. Right. Because I've got to make this thing happen. Is that what God's word says? Seeing the natural reality says, I've got to prepare for it because the God's truth says, honor me first. And this is where I'm talking about there's always this conflict between sight and faith.   [00:11:24] There's always this conflict between what God's word says that we should do and what our logic tells us that we should be doing as well. Want to share another example is actually a personal example from years back. So back in I think is about I think it was November 2001. Set the stage for you real quickly. Or just before November, we're moving through a period of time. It was a tough time in our business and I'm going without a paycheck. During this time, we brought on an account or trying to bring on an account is consuming a lot of resources to get set up.   [00:12:05] We we empty all of our bank accounts to keep things going. We start drawing on our lines of credit and we drawn everything on our line of credit. We actually we are now at a point of crying wolf, not crying wolf, but crying help because we have no more resources and I've got no paycheck. I have three months left, OK, in savings. And at that point, there is just absolutely nothing more to live on. And the business is consuming every bit of cash and more than we have.   [00:12:38] And I'm not. I'm preparing on a Wednesday night to give my stewardship testimony at church the next Sunday, and I'm going to talk about how, you know, you live by faith, how you give. I say, thank God, always meet your needs. Okay, so here's the scenario. I have three months left where we're maxed out on all of our lines of credit. And I'm about to tell people that you cannot out give guys ability to take care of you. And and in this slow process, I'm working on some kind of roleplaying, what I might say on Sunday morning and part of process is sometimes, you know, I always say some will come up to me, say, hey, Beatty, I just lost my job, my car broke down and my water heater busted. What do I do? My standard response at that time was always, well, increase your giving because God's word says we'll talk about this in the next couple of sessions. God's word says you cannot out give guys ability to take care of you. And so when I was going through this role play, Penny, the Lord spoke to my heart and said, do you really believe what you're about to tell these people?   [00:13:48] And have you ever had these conversations with the ward where he talks and you talk him back and forth? Have you read it?   [00:13:54] Yeah. OK.   [00:13:56] So I'm doing that and say, well, yeah, I really do.   [00:13:58] And then Laura said, Well, then why don't you increase your giving then? I said, well, hold on. Because at that time we're giving a lot of money. I won't say the amount, but it's like someone's paycheck each month and we're giving a lot of money because we have these commitments out there and I've got three months of savings remaining for our family expense wise.   [00:14:21] As a bit lower, I'm are giving all that I got and more. What do you want? He said, do you really believe what you're about to tell those people? I said, Yes, I do. So well, then why don't you increase your giving? I said, OK. Make sure it's you talking and not me. Right. We're gonna do a little test. I said, Here's what I'll do, Lord. No one has asked me for any money in months. Normally they're calling me all the time because they know I give a lot. And I know once they ask me for any money in months. So here's what I'm willing to do. I've got three months of savings left tomorrow. If you want me to give, then you have someone or multiple people call me and I'll give. I'll give. I'll meet their need. Entirely up to everything I have in savings.   [00:15:11] And and so I kind of got excited, I'm thinking I'm going to go into work tomorrow on Thursday and someone's going to ask me for a lot of money and I'm going to empty out my savings account and trust entirely on the Lord. Does that sound exciting?   [00:15:26] Mm hmm. So, um. So I got to work. And there was a voicemail.   [00:15:33] A guy named gushed. The name totally slips in.   [00:15:38] But he's a guy at our church who manages relationships and things of that sort with different organizations. Chuck Morgan. And. And now I got this voicemail. Lady, this is Chuck over the church. I've got an organizer and this is how he started. Sorry, hymns and haws. There is an organization that's looking for some money. Need some help? I don't know if you can help a little bit or lot or just whatever the law may put on your heart. I'm going. OK, Chuck. Okay. How much do you need? I'm ready. How much do you need? And he said and they need three hundred and seventy five dollars. I laughed. I picked up the phone. I called and said, Chuck, you got your three seventy five. What do you want me to send it? I stroke a check for three hundred seventy five dollars then. And then I I was excited all day. OK, Lord, send me the next one. Finally. The next one. And guess what happened?   [00:16:28] Nothing came.   [00:16:30] Nothing. Exactly. So then I went home. I'm thinking, OK, they're gonna call me at home. And guess what happened at home? Nobody called. Nobody called at ten or ten thirty at night. I'm going back before the launch. I thought of what happened. I was ready to give it all. Why did you make it so easy on me?   [00:16:49] Does that sound like a fun way to be?   [00:16:52] Hmm. And then the first vision I've ever had, I get this low vision, just a fleeting moment of a ram's horn caught in a second. And as a laudable frequently do with the vision, as I'm kind of learning, is he gives you the entire meaning of that vision all instantly at the same time.   [00:17:10] And the meaning was, I made it easy on Abraham to talk about the sacrifice of Isaac. And and that's.   [00:17:21] And that taught me a lot. Okay. But this is what I'm talking about. It's it's been willing to step out firmly on God's word, even when it makes no sense. And this is what that passage in Exodus talking about. You know, during plowing time, in harvest time, the most important critical time for you to labor and labor from crack of dawn until dark.   [00:17:45] All day long, because this is your entire family's livelihood. God says. You shall rest on the seventh day. It makes no sense in the natural, but in the supernatural, in the spiritual. It doesn't have to make sense because God's truth trumps everything. Was this kind of making sense?   [00:18:07] Yeah.   [00:18:09] So then we we ask the question, why is there is this conflict? Why is there always a conflict between what we see by sight in the natural? And what we see they face. In the spiritual. But our eyes are telling us what is true versus what God's word is telling us what is true. Why is there always this conflict? The simple answer is because that's what faith is. Is the conviction of things not seen? We got to walk by faith, not by sight. And and it gives us an opportunity to truly prove whether we trust the Lord's word over.   [00:18:57] What our eyes tell us is true. So do we trust man? Or do we trust God? Do we trust fight or do we trust God's word? Which one is unsure, unshakable, immovable? And which one is nothing but sand and stubble? So on, so kind of the bottom line with all this is if you're scared. But God's word tells you to do, and it doesn't make sense. And it seems like you're going to fall apart. You're going to be clobbered. You're going to lose it all. Whatever the issue. Then that's OK, because that's the way it is.   [00:19:36] That's the conflict between faith. And the natural. Any thoughts on that?   [00:19:45] Actually, yes. I mean, this is just all so good. I'm enjoying this a lot. And I was actually reminded so much of this story in the book of the first came after 17. And that's where Alija is going to the woman and telling her about the flower and the oil. And she says, well, basically, I don't have enough left. And he he gives her command from the Lord. And he says, if you will do this, if you'll just make this one little make a meal for myself and you and your son, then the Lord will always make sure that you have enough flour and oil left. You'll never run out. So she obeyed that word. And because she did, there was always enough flour and oil left in her containers. And so I'm just reminded of the fact that in the natural it didn't make sense. It didn't make sense for her to use all that she had left to prepare for somebody else and for herself and her son.   [00:20:44] But when she obeyed, when she stepped out in faith and said, OK, I'm going to do it, then God came through on his promises. And I just think so much of what you said, Beatty, about seeing things in the natural. If we if we see things in the natural, then that's really putting the focus on ourselves and our own effort. It's easy to see with our own eyes, but it takes faith to trust the Lord for the things that we can't see.   [00:21:12] It does. We're going to talk on another session about faith and belief and kind of the mechanics and mechanics may be the wrong thing, but to really get a clearer, more accurate picture on that. But let me share one other thing that also comes out with that story. So just to give people the background check for those who may not be as familiar, there's a king of Israel named Ahab. He's at the time the most wicked king Israel has ever had. Alija is his nemesis because Elijah is God coming to the wicked man. Tell him he's always wrong. And so Alija calls for a drought. It says the righteous, the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much. And Elijah called for a drought. There was a drought for three and a half years in Israel. And during this drought, God sent him to Zehra fast to this widow that you're talking about. And so he goes his airfare. And. And the Lord sustains him and the widow during the drought with that jar of oil and a little flower, low jar flower as well. What's interesting with this is we see a very similar dynamic as we see in this passage in Exodus. We talked about you shall work six days and on the Psalms, you shall rest. The reason we rest is because it's an honor to the Lord, because the Lord works six days and rested on the seventh.   [00:22:41] So he's called us to honor him. That's what he did. And where to do it? The same throughout all the scripture, Old and New Testament. There is also the overall theme that you give to the Lord first, that you serve the Lord. First, that you give him the first fruits. In fact, even the first born the first born male that opens the window is dedicated and belongs to the Lord. I mean, all of these things. And so when you have a life, you're talking to the widow. Elijah says, give to me the man of God, i.e. give to the Lord to make a bread cake. For me first and then you can have what's left over. We're gonna talk about this. God first and then we keep what's left over in the next session when we start to talk about financial stewardship. It's really, really amazing. But every time we see the Lord wants us to honor him first, to put him first, to trust him first. And this is where this concept of living by faith, serving him first, giving in the first of what we do. Giving him the best of what we have. It's all one and the same in essence, because it's all focused in the same direction. Does that kind of make sense or did I'm confused?   [00:24:02] No. That made perfect sense. Absolutely. Yeah.   [00:24:06] So it's really neat. So what I want to do right now is there's some questions that have been asked over the years as I've taught this, and they're good questions. And because we have some time because as I mentioned, this is a short lesson. So this is where we're going to do some frequently asked questions. I want to give them questions and then give some thought to those questions, because I think this will help probably clarify a lot of what we're talking about and maybe answer some questions that have been out there as well. So one of the questions that was asked is apply radical faith to illness or sickness. Sometimes all the faith in the world won't prevent death.   [00:24:49] Does that question or statement make any sense to you, Penny, and any thoughts about that before I go into kind of my thoughts on it?   [00:24:59] It does make sense to me, and I, too, have been asked that question so many times. Why does God heal some and not heal others? And the best answer that my husband and I have ever come up with. And honestly, we've heard that the great Bill Johnson and several others sort of in the same way is that I don't know.   [00:25:20] I don't have it. But my my job is just to pray.   [00:25:24] My job is to believe that that's the nature and character of my good father, is that he is a healer. Yeah, that's my thought on that.   [00:25:34] Yeah, I think that's a great answer for me. I won't give up. I kind of give a high level answer.   [00:25:42] That's at the big picture of what's going on. And then I won't give more of a prepared answer. I prepared for this person who would ask this question. So at the very highest level. Why does not. Why does God not heal? Some people. I had my pastor asked me this question when I first started to pray for people and start to see God heal a lot of them. He asked me because he's a he is what I would call a secessionist. That gives a feeling those type of things have ceased. He doesn't he doesn't believe that God doesn't heal anymore or miraculously can heal. He just believes that a gift of healing. So and it may be more semantics, but in this conversation I'm talking about, you know, at this very beginning, one third people fully heal, one third partially healed and one third nothing at the time. And he was saying, well, why do you think not everyone was healed? And based on how the conversation was going, I know what he was driving at. And I wasn't going give him that pleasure. So I. So I simply gave the most accurate answer. I said, because I'm not Jesus. Think about it.   [00:26:54] Oh. Right. Because if Jesus had prayed for those people, they didn't get him. Do you think they would be healed?   [00:27:02] What are you saying? Yes or no? And here is the question. OK.   [00:27:07] You have the people that I prayed for that were not healed. If Jesus had prayed for those same people, would they have been healed? Absolutely.   [00:27:18] Ok. So what we see real clearly is that the heart of the father is to heal. Jesus never turn anyone away. They came to him for healing. So the question is, when I pray, why are they not healed? We can say, well, must not be God's will, but yet God's will was clearly seen in Jesus. So there's got to be a different answer. And here's the best answer that I've come up with, and this is borne out of some things the Lord has shown me that will again talk about on another session a little bit more deeply, but ultimately speaking. Jesus is God on Earth. Jesus only did what he saw the father doing, which means every miracle that Jesus did, every healing and raising some from the dead.   [00:28:04] They'd already been healed and raised from the dead in the heavenly places. And Jesus merely manifested that well in the earthly places. Does that make sense so far? Okay. So then the question is, what's different between Jesus and me? Well, yeah. Jesus, this guy. But but Jesus was on earth as a man as well. So he was fully man, fully God. So is it simply because he's fully God? Yes. That definitely has a lot to do with it. But I think it goes a little bit deeper from an intrinsic understanding. Jesus there is because Jesus was fully surrendered and yielded to the Lord. Then the Lord could do completely, 100 percent the Lord's will through him, so everything he did, it was as if, you know, Paul talks about.   [00:28:58] I think it's in Romans that we are a branch, the gentiles are a wild olive branch grafted into the tree. And what he and then is the tree that produces the fruit, not the branch. But what happens is the tree produces the fruit by sending the fruit in and a non fruit form through the branch. And when it comes out the other side, it buds in the fruit. So it's like that branch is simply a conduit between the tree and where the fruit is going to manifest. Are you following me so far? Well, okay. So, Jesus. Is the exact representation of God has no resistance to God's will because Jesus, his entire will is God's will and therefore God is able to bring supernatural from the heavenly realm. Through Jesus, into the earthly realm and completely passed his will through Jesus. In fact, it says that so Jacob's ladder. There's something I read in my quiet town this morning that finally made sense. Jacob's ladder there's a ladder connecting heaven and earth angels going up and down on it. And John, first, first. John won it. Jesus is telling his disciples that, you know, you will see angels going up and, you know, up and down, ascending and descending on the son of man. What does that mean? I think what it probably means. Okay. Just my opinion right now is that Jesus is connecting the heavenly room with the earthly realm, bringing God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Right. And so God's will is for them to be healed. And for them to be raised from the dead. But we. Resist God's will. And therefore swore like that that if you if we talk about that branch on the tree and if we want to make a very simplistic, not totally theologically accurate, it's but close enough for for understanding purpose. If we were to take Jesus the man. As a branch grafted onto the tree, then it would be a hollow branch.   [00:31:14] Absolutely no resistance. So that the tree could then produce and push all the fruit out. When we get grafted on, we got a lot of junk in our life that impedes that fruit. That fat from going from the tree all the way through us and more were yielded to the Lord. The more we surrender turned, the more we get the flesh out of the way so that we live by the spirit, then the less resistance we have. Allowing God's will to flow through us is just kind of making sense.   [00:31:42] It probably does get poorly paid to what you were talking about earlier, which is that the whole faith being in our faith has such a huge part in healing.   [00:31:56] It does.   [00:31:57] So let me kind of not to bring light to me by any means, but as I've pursued this further and trying to understand it and as my heart has pursued the heart of the father a lot more, there is a deeper intimacy. What I've seen is really interesting. When I first started to pray for healing, we'll probably have a whole session sex session on Mondays. As you know, I prayed for healing, but one third would get fully healed, meaning all the symptoms that they experience, pain or sickness or tightness would be completely really. That's my definition of healing. OK. For this very simplistic purpose. One third for one third partial. One third nothing. Today when I go out, it's like 80 percent or 90 percent full and only the remaining percent partial. What happened?   [00:32:49] Ok, it can't be that God's will has changed because he's the same yesterday, today and forever. So it's gotta be something within me and within me is have I matured more in faith, renew my mind, more of the Lord renewing my mind? Have I gotten more my flesh out of the way? You know, there's a lot these things going on. So anyway, that's kind of the big picture. Now, let me tie it back into some scriptural stuff, because I think this is pretty interesting. Back to the original question. Apply radical faith to illness or sickness. Sometimes all the faith in the world won't prevent death. My answer, the prepared answer is wrong. All it takes is a little faith to prevent death. But this is what we're talking about. Faith. You got it. You've got to be there, okay? You've got to allow God's will to flow through you because faith is not an action. It's a being. Faith is a substance, it's not. It's not your thinking. This is where we're going to talk on a little bit late on another session. But I want to show you some passages with Paul and just kind of show you great men of faith.   [00:34:03] And what happened with Paul, so let's pull your Bible out real quickly and Act 20.   [00:34:10] Versus nine through 12 x 20 versus nine through twelve. Can you read those for us?   [00:34:16] Mm hmm. 1912. OK. As Paul spoke on and on.   [00:34:22] A young man named I Can't Even Pronounce You is sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped the rape story to death below.   [00:34:39] Paul went down, bent over him, took him into his arms. Don't worry, he said. He's alive. Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord's Supper and eat together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left. Meanwhile, the young man was taken home, alive and well, and everyone was greatly relieved.   [00:35:03] So. Wow. Yeah.   [00:35:05] Well, simple statement, Paul. By faith. Raise the debt. Would you agree with that? Absolutely. All right. Now, let's look a little bit later. Act 28 versus 89.   [00:35:19] X 28 versus 89.   [00:35:33] And that rain. As it happened. Probably his father was ill with fever and dysentery, all went in and prayed for him and laying his hands on him. She healed him. Then all the other sick people on the island came and were healed as well.   [00:35:55] So Paul by faith heals all of the sick that came. Would you agree with that?   [00:36:02] Well, okay. Now let's turn to Philippians. This is Philippians 2.   [00:36:10] Versus 25 through 27.   [00:36:19] All right. Three twenty five and twenty seven, meanwhile, I thought I should send you a for dieters. Back to you. He is a true brother, co-worker and a fellow soldier, and he was your messenger to help me in my time of need. I'm sending him because he has been longing to see you. And he was very distressed that you heard he was ill through 27 boxes. And he certainly was ill. In fact, he almost died. But God have mercy on him. And also on me so that I would not have one sorrow after another.   [00:36:57] All right, Paul had no faith to heal his friend. Would you agree with that statement? Well, for now, we start to see a question. Why could Paul raise the dead, heal all the sick on this island, but he couldn't even heal his own friend, whom he loved dearly. Something's going on here. Let's look at one other second, Timothy for 20, second Timothy 4, verse 20.   [00:37:33] Ok. Rested, stayed at Corinth and I left Trofimov sick at militant.   [00:37:41] Yeah. Why do you think Paul would leave his friend sick? If it could heal people.   [00:37:49] The first word that came to my spirit was distraction. So perhaps he was distracted on another goal. He was sidetracked. He was thinking about something else and he he had not. Being with a father did not spend that time with the father. Like he said, had the first thing that popped in my mind, and that might actually be it.   [00:38:11] My answer is a little bit simpler. I don't know.   [00:38:17] I don't know.   [00:38:19] What I do know is if Jesus was there, Jesus would have healed him. Paul, being purely a man born of sin with a seed of sin as opposed to see that is sin less as Jesus was born then.   [00:38:33] There's something there that prevents God's will. From always occurring. And so anyway, I don't know the answer to it. All I know is. I'm not Jesus. And that's why not everyone is always healed.   [00:38:52] That's a good answer. Yeah.   [00:38:54] So another question that was asked, how do you draw the line between faith and presumption?   [00:39:01] And that's a good question.   [00:39:06] So. And you weren't here on the previous topics on this, but we're talking about Ramus and God's kind of spoken word to. So faith is acting on God's clearly defined will as he has directed you. Okay. That's the bottom line presumption is acting on what you hope God's will is not hope in the biblical sense, but hope in the natural sense. So real simple story. Kind of a tragic ending. There were some teenagers this is over in South Korea and at the church they go to. They talked a lot about faith and stepping out and walking by faith. And these teenagers were going to a rural area to share the gospel. And they came to this raging river and they're like three, 3, four girls and two, three, four guys, and the girls were saying, look, this is God's will. And we have faith. We have faith that we can walk across this raging river. Just as the Israelites walked across the raging Jordan during flood season when they came across to Jericho to conquer the promised land. And so we're going to step out by faith. And go into the river and God's going to protect us. And guess what happened?   [00:40:34] They got hurt.   [00:40:35] They found the bodies three days later downstream. Wow.   [00:40:40] Yeah. And so that's presumption. Had God told them, specifically made it really clear. I want you to step out into this river and I will stop it. Then that stepping out by faith but simply trying to connect dots and acting in the natural. That's presumption. And so that kind of leads me into the next question that was asked. You say guy told me. Sometimes you get different answers. Have you ever had that happen with you any more?   [00:41:12] Yeah. Yeah.   [00:41:15] Okay. So here's a here's what I like to suggest.   [00:41:17] You never have gotten different answers from God.   [00:41:22] You've only gotten different answers that you heard, but God's answer is always gonna be the same because we know that God is never changing. His will is always the same. His truth is always. Fixed his will for you is always fixed in any situation. And the key is that we're listening to the right voice. And so. So back to this.   [00:41:49] You say, God told me sometimes you get different answers. You only get the different answers when your self gets in the way. And I remember reading a book about George Mueller. Does that name ring a bell? Do you know who George Mueller is?   [00:42:03] Sounds familiar.   [00:42:05] Ok. So he is a real old godly man. Eighteen hundreds to nineteen hundreds. Right. In that timeframe, he was over in Bristol, England. And the Lord led him to start an orphanage at the peak of what he did. They were printing, printing and getting out millions of pamphlets a year. This is like in the late 1980s, 90s, millions of pamphlets a year supporting a couple of hundred missionaries and had an orphanage that housed 20000 children. And he never once asked anyone for any money to support the cause. Everyone was all amazed and and he would also he would have a prayer book and he would write down the prayers that he had and almost every single one of his prayers were answered. And so he became just one of those people, you know, across the Western world. How do you do it? And people would seek him out and he had a very simple formula.   [00:43:18] And how do you know God's will? In other words, how do you know what God is telling you to do versus not? And the first step, he said. Well, you got to get your will out of the way. You have to get to that point in your heart where you have no will of your own. For example, he had this ministry, 20000 children in the orphanage. And doing a great work. And he felt maybe the Lord was telling him to shut it down. Think about that. You have a ministry. You're providing the livelihood of 20 thousand children who have no parents. And the Lord telling you to shut it down. That's a pretty hefty thing. You've invested your life for the last 10 or 20 or 30 years in that orphanage. So you just like your Beatty that you've grown up and now into a mature adulthood. And the Lord is saying shut it down so you can imagine a lot of emotional tension tied into that decision. Could you would you agree?   [00:44:23] Oh, absolutely. I cannot imagine the weight of that kind of decision. You know, feeling I should say, feeling the weight.   [00:44:31] That's it. I can't either. But yet he said, you've got to get to that place in your heart where you have no will of your own.   [00:44:40] Kind of what we're talking about with Jesus totally surrendered, totally yielded no will of his own. He was only doing his father's will. And so the first step in hearing God is you had to have no will of your own in the matter. And this is the hardest part for most of us, because apart the things that we want to hear the Lord in the most are those things that are most important to us. And as long as they're most important, we can never be absolutely certain that we are hearing God's word, God's will, God speak to us because our will is so wrapped up in it. So I'd say that's really the kind of the first step, the second step in hearing God's word and being able to discern his word over someone else's has to do with the natural. So much of what happens in the natural mirrors, what happens in the spiritual and penny that you guys have children.   [00:45:37] We do. Yeah. We have a 60 or 70 year old and a 13 year old.   [00:45:42] Ok, I want you to go back to the time just before you had any children back then. If you're in a room full of young moms and they had all their little babies there, you've had no babies have your own. Could you easily discern one Beatty's voice from another or do they all sound the same?   [00:46:02] Prior to my children, they all sounded pretty similar.   [00:46:07] Yeah. So now advanced a year or two. Now you have a Beatty of your own and you're in a room with all these other children, all the other moms. And then your Beatty cries out. Can you discern your Beatty's voice clearly among all the other babies?   [00:46:23] Oh, my God. Yeah.   [00:46:25] So what different what's different, how could you discern your Beatty's voice so clearly when just previously you can discern one Beatty's voice against another?   [00:46:35] Because I was with my Beatty all the time, I always spent time. Lived in the same house. I mean, you know, just in the same room together, just always spending time. So is like constant hearing them.   [00:46:53] So that's how you can this know that you're hearing God's voice. When you are intimate, so intimate with the father because you spend so much time. Pursuing him. Involved with him, not just your law. I got my 30 minute day, you know, quiet time in. I read the Bible some I'd prayed a little prayer and I'm off flitting around doing my own sector in the day. I'm telling you about pursuing intimacy in long gated extended periods of time with a father.   [00:47:25] When you become as intimate with the father as you were with yours, with your child. Then at that point, you can easily discern your father's voice from all the other voices. Does that make sense?   [00:47:37] Well, absolutely. I totally agree.   [00:47:41] So then the simple question and this just be a real short answer as we move on, because I've got a couple other questions before time runs out is how do you become intimate with the father? I think, you know, there's probably four things that. I don't wanna say these are the first steps to becoming intimate because intimacy is all about the heart, but there are four things that are involved in that process. Number one is you study is word a lot. You just eat it up. You want to know everything he has to say about everything. So you get to know him. Second is you praise, spend time and praise and worship all the time with him in your quiet time, because that's. What he wants you to do and as you praise and worship is like his spirit comes on and comes home more richly involved in your life. You spend time in prayer. Prayer is not just petitioning him, please do this, please do this. You know, it's not a checklist. It's talking to him spending time and then it's fasting. By the way, I have to tell you this one story two weeks ago, we go out. I'm taking a man that I led to Christ and we're going on praying for people.   [00:48:55] And I saw more healings and more dramatic healings on that outing in a short period time than I've ever seen. As I'm out there praying for people. And I've seen broken bones healed. I mean, you know, names are just torn apart because of it. You know, ligaments torn, totally healed. You know, big old dude, 300 pounds almost doing deep knee bends after he walks in with crutches in excruciating pain, all kinds of things. Now it's asking the Lord why. And just prior to that. Um, about a week prior, I'd spent six days consecutive days in fasting, preparing for a very special event, and the Lord spoke to me and said, is the fasting? I don't know what it does. All I know is there's something spiritual about it. Okay. So, uh, those things studying his word, praise and worship, prayer, fasting, are those things that create a real intimacy with the Lord. And you can start to hear his voice much, much clearer. So last couple of questions. I think I've got three left on this. How long must I have faith before my trials end? What do you think is the answer to that one? How long will I have faith before my trials in?   [00:50:11] I'm going to answer that question with a statement. The statement is there is no time in the spiritual realm, though, right?   [00:50:22] Oh, I'll give a little bit more natural answer. Sorry if you're living a life of faith. Trials will never end because that's the whole thing about faith is.   [00:50:35] It's always a trial because it's always a battle between your flesh versus your spirit, between your eyes naturalize versus your spiritual eyes, between what reality says is true and what God's word says is truth.   [00:50:51] Trials will never end as you live by faith. Does that make sense?   [00:50:55] Yeah. Jesus even said that, you know, you're going to face trials of many time.   [00:51:01] Yeah. So last two questions, one is, why is my face so weak? How do I learn to live now by faith? How can I better apply faith in my everyday life? How can I increase my faith? And, uh, my simple answer on this is faith is a muscle. It's like a muscle. If you don't exercise it, it doesn't grow. If you want to increase your faith, you better start stepping out and doing something really bold. By guys clearly defined word and use and boldness, it for me is to find that utter destruction unless God actually shows up and does what he says he's going to do. You can't grow your faith living in the comfort zone. You got to be in the battle zone and and be willing to step out like that. So this session we just did last time that you were on when Caroline was here. We talked about Peter getting out of the boat. You know, takes a lot of faith, too. You got raging waters.   [00:52:06] Two and three foot swells. The wind blowing hard. Peter says, Lord, if that's you, command me to come walk. Jesus, come on, man. And so Peter steps out of the boat.   [00:52:19] That takes some boldness. You can't do that in the comfort zone. So the only way you're gonna increase your faith, know strengthen your faith, so to speak. You just gotta get out and do it. And the last thing that question is, how do I determine the balance between faith and planning? And I want to rephrase this question because I think it's wrong. This question is saying how do I balance obeying God versus obeying my own wisdom? And that's why this is a wrong question. How do I determine the balance between faith and planning? The better question is how do I balance? Planning and faith, and the simple answer is. You plan on your wisdom. But when God tells you to do something different, you follow God. Okay. Even if it goes against your planning. And I'm doing that right now in our business for some things. I'm going. Are you sure? God. Because it makes no sense and goes up because it makes no sense. But trust me. Okay, God. And that's it. So that was the lesson for today. Was it a good lesson?   [00:53:32] Oh, great. I really enjoyed that. Let's get reminders. So much of that, you know, changing your mindset and really focusing your attention on the Lord.   [00:53:48] Yes. Yes, it is.   [00:53:50] So long time to wrap up, so hopefully if you're enjoying this, please be sure to subscribe. Sorry for the airplane out there and tell others about it. Hope you're getting a lot out of this and hope you go play it. You'll have a blessed day. Thanks.   [00:54:10] If you've enjoyed this podcast, please tell others about it. And don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode. Get more content to help you walk by faith at our Web site and get radical faith dot.com. 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Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Matthew 6:11 Give Us Bread

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2019 31:34


Jesus teaches us to pray "Give us this day our daily bread." I. What? Pray for bread. II. Why? Our Father gives. III. For Who? Pray for yourself and others. IV. How specifically? Pray for daily bread.

Two Journeys
George Mueller (Rebroadcast)

Two Journeys

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2019


Original Air Date: 05/30/2001 See the entire series here.

Two Journeys
George Mueller (Rebroadcast)

Two Journeys

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2019


Original Air Date: 05/30/2001 See the entire series here.

Thankful Homemaker: A Christian Homemaking Podcast
EP 57: Spiritual Journaling (Spiritual Disciplines Series)

Thankful Homemaker: A Christian Homemaking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2019 28:59


  Spiritual journaling is a way to slow our lives down and ponder deeply over the events of the day. In my life journaling has helped me to grow spiritually by discerning my thoughts and motives. It has shown me areas where I need to give thanks and praise to the Lord. My journaling time has reminded me of situations or people I need to be in prayer for. Journaling is an excellent time for me to see areas of weakness and set spiritual goals and not always just spiritual but other areas of my life that need some help too. Maybe I need to be better disciplined in my internet habits, or my homekeeping or some of my relationships may need time and attention. This is a good time to evaluate all areas of my life. God’s Word doesn’t specifically talk about journaling it is a spiritual discipline that many saints over the years have benefitted from and I think of how we have profited by the journals of the saints of the past. I think of the journals like the diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards, or George Mueller’s autobiography or Jim Elliot’s journal put together by Elisabeth Elliot. These are treasures we have of how the Lord worked in and through their lives.  You can find all podcasts on the Spiritual Disciplines in this series here. The two books I'm utilizing the most for the series are Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Habits of Grace.  Head to ThankfulHomemaker.com for Full Show Notes Subscribe to ThankfulHomemaker Follow ThankfulHomemaker on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram Subscribe to the Podcast on Your Favorite App   

Revived Thoughts
George Mueller: Real Faith

Revived Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2019 24:36


What if a spiritual giant gave you his secret to success? George Mueller tells us how to have faith that makes a difference in this world RevivedThoughts.com Facebook.com/revivedthoughtspodcast instagram.com/revived__thoughts/

Airing the Addisons
HR 2 - Discussion of living by faith and the life of George Mueller

Airing the Addisons

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2019 54:12


Space Rocket History
Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction

Space Rocket History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2017 44:38


At NASA Headquarters, George Mueller and other planners created a far-reaching plan that Administrator Paine made even more ambitious in adapting it for Nixon's Space Task Group. The task group's timetable called for a twelve-man space station and a reusable … Continue reading →

Space Rocket History
Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction

Space Rocket History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2017 44:38


At NASA Headquarters, George Mueller and other planners created a far-reaching plan that Administrator Paine made even more ambitious in adapting it for Nixon's Space Task Group. The task group's timetable called for a twelve-man space station and a reusable … Continue reading → The post Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction first appeared on Space Rocket History Podcast.

Space Rocket History
Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction

Space Rocket History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2017 44:38


At NASA Headquarters, George Mueller and other planners created a far-reaching plan that Administrator Paine made even more ambitious in adapting it for Nixon’s Space Task Group. The task group’s timetable called for a twelve-man space station and a reusable … Continue reading →