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Alex Nanlohy's Podcast
SET YOUR HEART TO BUILD THIS GENERATION - HAGAI 2:11-24

Alex Nanlohy's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 53:36


Alex Nanlohy's Podcast
SET YOUR HEART TO DO GOD'S WILL - HAGAI 1:1-14

Alex Nanlohy's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 74:34


Hagai 1:1-14

Bara dari Surga
Membangun Rumah Tuhan

Bara dari Surga

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 57:23


Hagai 1:9 Kamu mengharapkan banyak, tetapi hasilnya sedikit, dan ketika kamu membawanya ke rumah, Aku menghembuskannya. Oleh karena apa? demikianlah firman TUHAN semesta alam. Oleh karena rumah-Ku yang tetap menjadi reruntuhan, sedang kamu masing-masing sibuk dengan urusan rumahnya sendiri. Matius 21:13 21:13 dan berkata kepada mereka: "Ada tertulis: Rumah-Ku akan disebut rumah doa. Tetapi kamu menjadikannya sarang penyamun. Yakobus 5:13 5:13 Kalau ada seorang di antara kamu yang menderita, baiklah ia berdoa! Kalau ada seorang yang bergembira baiklah ia menyanyi! Wahyu 3:10-11 Karena engkau menuruti firman-Ku, untuk tekun menantikan Aku, maka Akupun akan melindungi engkau dari hari pencobaan yang akan datang atas seluruh dunia untuk mencobai mereka yang diam di bumi Aku datang segera. Peganglah apa yang ada padamu, supaya tidak seorangpun mengambil mahkotamu. 2 Tawarikh 7:14 dan umat-Ku, yang atasnya nama-Ku disebut, merendahkan diri, berdoa dan mencari wajah-Ku, lalu berbalik dari jalan-jalannya yang jahat, maka Aku akan mendengar dari sorga dan mengampuni dosa mereka, serta memulihkan negeri mereka. 1 Yohanes 5:14 Dan inilah keberanian percaya kita kepada-Nya, yaitu bahwa Ia mengabulkan doa kita, jikalau kita meminta sesuatu kepada-Nya menurut kehendak-Nya. Keluaran 25:2 & 8 2. "Katakanlah kepada orang Israel, supaya mereka memungut bagi-Ku persembahan khusus; dari setiap orang yang terdorong hatinya, haruslah kamu pungut persembahan khusus kepada-Ku itu. 8. Dan mereka harus membuat tempat kudus bagi-Ku, supaya Aku akan diam di tengah-tengah mereka. Roma 12:12 “Bersukacitalah dalam pengharapan, sabarlah dalam kesesakan, dan bertekunlah dalam doa! “

Rav Eytan Fiszon | Cours, conférences, videos, échanges avec le Rav

Les petits prophetes, 23, Hagai (suite)

Rav Eytan Fiszon | Cours, conférences, videos, échanges avec le Rav

Les petits prophetes, 22, Hagai

Break Forth Bible Church
Joy Or Worry

Break Forth Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 41:00


Pastor Ryan shares Sunday in Williston. Hagai 1: Consider your ways... They say... It's not time for the Lord's house to be built. What about my house and my cares... 1 Samuel 15:22 Obedience is better than sacrifice... -We cannot sacrifice through prayer what God requires in obedience. Mathew 6: Do not worry... Seek first the Kingdom of God 1 Peter 1:8. rejoice with joy inexpressible full of glory, receiving the end of your faith...

Oikos International Church's Podcast
Episode 6: Gottesdienst 13.02.2022 - Bleib dran! Das Beste kommt noch! / Hold on! The best is yet to come!

Oikos International Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 58:52


Redner: Michaela MeierAber nun sei stark, Serubbabel, spricht der Herr;auch du Jeschua, sei stark, du Sohn Jozadaks,du Hoherpriester, und alles Volk des Landes,seid stark, spricht der Herr, und arbeitet!Denn ich bin mit euch, spricht der Herr der Heerscharen.Hagai 2, 4 Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,' says the Lord; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak,the high priest; and be strong,all you people of the land,' says the Lord,‘and work; for I am with you,'says the Lord of hosts.Hagai 2:4#OikosInternationalChurch #Gottesdienst #SwitzerlandWebsite: https://oikos-church.chYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OikosInternationalChurchFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/OikosInternationalChurchInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/oikosinternationalchurch 

Stimulating Brains
#17: Hagai Bergman – The Hidden Life of the Basal Ganglia: At the Base of the Brain and Mind

Stimulating Brains

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 112:14


In this episode, Hagai Bergman and I talk about his new book, The Hidden Life of the Basal Ganglia: At the Base of Brain and Mind. We cover some of the many highlights of his life in basal ganglia and deep brain stimulation research. This includes his crucial discovery that paved the way to subthalamic deep brain stimulation during his work at John Hopkins together with Mahlon DeLong and Thomas Wichmann. We talk about his three-layer model of the basal ganglia, one of the first proof-of-principle demonstrations of closed-loop DBS, his work on the basal ganglia as a dimensionality reduction system and his newer interest in asleep DBS (and basal ganglia electrophysiology during sleep). We also talk about collaborations and friendships between academia and industry, as his research has found commercial applications such as in the HaGuide algorithm in the NeuroOmega system by AlphaOmega. Together with the surgeon of his center, Zvi Israel, Hagai has carried out over seven hundred DBS surgeries as a pair of two – and he has further studied DBS electrophysiology in numerous experiments in the macaque model. Likely, there are few if no people around that know the basal ganglia as well as Prof. Bergman. Hence, it was a true privilege to carry out this in-depth conversation about the key concepts of his research with him.

Predigt-Podcast
Hagai 2

Predigt-Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 25:52


Predigt von Benj Keller vom 14.11. 2021

Predigt-Podcast
Hagai 1

Predigt-Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 24:44


Predigt von Benj Keller vom 07.11.2021

Expresso - PBX
O inferno da conjugalidade: Bergman, Hagai Levi e Velvet Underground

Expresso - PBX

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 67:38


O PBX de Outubro é uma sonata de Outono virada para Bergman e para o inferno da conjugalidade: “Cenas de um Casamento” é a minissérie da HBO com Jessica Chastain e Oscar Isaac inspirada em “Cenas da vida conjugal”. Falamos da obra de Ingmar Bergman e desta homenagem do israelita Hagai Levi onde o glamour dos actores estilhaça a complexidade do original sueco. “I'll be your mirror” é o tributo de nomes como os de Kurt Vile, Michael Stipe, Sharon Van Etten ou Courtney Barnett aos Velvet Underground. E nunca se pergunta ao espelho se o mais bonito é o original ou a homenagem... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy
Bacaan dan renungan Firman Tuhan hari Jumat pekan biasa ke-25, 24 September 2021

La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 7:00


Bacaan dibawakan oleh Linda Tia dan renungan dibawakan oleh Suster Mary Grace, CB dari Gereja Santa Maria Banu, Paroki Lewoleba Lembata, Keuskupan Larantuka di NTT. Hagai 2: 1b-10; Mazmur tg 43: 1.2.3.4; Lukas 9: 19-22 KRISTUS ADALAH TUHAN YANG MEMERINTAH KITA Tema renungan kita pada hari ini ialah: Kristus adalah Tuhan yang Memerintah Kita. Setelah sekian puluh tahun sejak misionaris Eropa meninggal dunia, akhirnya gereja Paroki dapat diperbaiki menjadi lebih baik dan sesuai kebutuhan umat saat ini. Pastor paroki bekerja sungguh-sungguh bersama umatnya untuk mewujudkan bangunan gereja paroki yang mereka dambakan bersama. Cara kerja membangun kembali gereja itu dapat dikatakan sebagai sebuah wujud kerja solidaritas sempurna. Kunjungan Uskup yang terakhir dan sarannya menjadi motivasi yang kuat bagi kegiatan renovasi bangunan gereja. Para imam di paroki itu membulatkan niatnya untuk membangun kembali, dan mereka didukung penuh oleh umatnya. Para pemerintah daerah setempat yang hampir semuanya adalah umat paroki tersebut siap mendukung penuh pembangunan kembali gereja. Ilustrasi ini mirip dengan yang dikisahkan dalam kitab Hagai sebagai bacaan pertama hari ini. Inspirasi Uskup mirip dengan nubuat nabi Hagai tentang pembangunan kembali bait suci bagi umat Israel. Para pastor mirip dengan imam besar Yozadak yang bersemangat untuk pekerjaan pembangunan bait suci. Pemerintah daerah setempat mirip dengan bupati Yehuda yang juga menerima perintah Ilahi untuk ambil bagian di dalam pekerjaan pembangunan. Meskipun di dalam kisah-kisah sejarah bangsa Israel, hubungan antara ketiga kekuatan itu: nabi, raja atau penguasa, dan imam tidak selalu harmonis, bahkan tragisnya selalu saling memusuhi, namun Yesus dari Nazaret memiliki peran sentral untuk menyatukan. Ia memiliki gelar Kristus, seperti yang diakui oleh Petrus di dalam Injil hari ini, supaya Ia melakukan semua pekerjaan Bapa bagi seluruh dunia dan umat kesayangan-Nya. Ia menyatukan semua fungsi dan pekerjaan Tuhan terhadap umat Allah, yaitu sebagai imam, raja dan nabi. Kristus berarti yang diurapi dan ditetapkan. Sampai dengan pemahaman diri Yesus sebagai Kristus, bagi kita para pengikut-Nya hanya ada setengah atau 50 persen iman kita kepada-Nya. Karena yang dilakukan oleh Kristus di dalam dunia bukan hanya menegaskan diri-Nya sebagai Tuhan dan Kristus. Setengah bagian lain yang Ia perbuat ialah menyertakan kita para pengikut-Nya di dalam terselenggaranya Kerajaan Allah di dalam dunia ini. Melalui pembaptisan dan sakramen-sakramen lain yang kita terima, kita berpartisipasi di dalam diri Kristus. Hasilnya ialah kita tidak hanya disebut para pengikut atau murid-murid, tetapi kita menjadi anak-anak Allah yang dikasihi Bapa. Yesus menjadikan kita saudara dan saudari-Nya sendiri. Bahkan di dalam semangat hidup Kristen yang asli, kita adalah pribadi-pribadi Kristus yang lain, atau alter-Christus. Marilah kita berdoa. Dalam nama Bapa... Ya Tuhan Yesus, semoga kami tetap sebagai bagian dari diri-Mu di dalam hidup kami. Kemuliaan kepada Bapa dan Putra dan Roh Kudus, seperti pada permulaan... Dalam nama Bapa ... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/media-la-porta/message

La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy
Bacaan dan renungan Sabda Tuhan hari Kamis pekan biasa ke-25, 23 September 2021; peringatan Santo Padre Pio dari Pietrelcina, imam

La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 8:03


Bacaan dibawakan oleh Paulina Lipat dan renungan dibawakan oleh Andreas Sole dari Gereja St. Antonius Padua, Paroki Kalikasa di Lembata, Keuskupan Larantuka di NTT. Hagai 1: 1-8; Mazmur tg 149: 1-2.3-4.5-6a.9b; Lukas 9: 7-9 KERESAHAN SUPAYA CEPAT BERLALU Tema renungan kita pada hari ini ialah: Keresahan Supaya Cepat Berlalu. Resah merupakan satu keadaan jiwa yang mirip situasinya dengan gelisah, cemas, dan kuatir. Keadaan jiwa ini tidak positif, lawan dari bersemangat, optimis, senang, dan ceria. Sebagai manusia yang bertumbuh sehat jiwa dan raga, kita ingin supaya keresahan dalam kehidupan kita pribadi dan bersama dapat cepat berlalu pergi. Keresahan meliputi diri nabi Hagai dan bangsa Israel saat Allah mendatangkan perasaan itu kepada mereka supaya menyadari bahwa rumah Tuhan belum dibangun dan masih sebagai reruntuhan, sementara umatnya sudah mendiami tempat tinggal yang mapan. Ia lalu membikin hati mereka resah dan gelisah. Herodes juga resah karena tahu bahwa kejahatannya membuat Yohanes Pembaptis mati. Ia berpikir akan menjadi masalah lebih parah jika Pembaptis itu kembali. Ia mengira bahwa Yesus dari Nazaret itu ialah Yohanes Pembaptis yang bangkit. Dua contoh keresahan ini bersumber pada satu kelemahan, yaitu kesalahan atau dosa kita sendiri. Keresahan dan gelisah tipe ini tumbuh melalui suatu pengetahuan dan kesadaran diri sendiri. Orang mengetahui sendiri kelemahan dan dosanya. Atau karena dibantu oleh terang Ilahi, seseorang menyesali dirinya yang berdosa dan terbuka jalan baginya untuk pertobatan. Langkah ini tidak hanya menghilangkan keresahan, tetapi juga menciptakan suatu pengalaman rohani yang baru. Rumah Allah akan dibangun, dan Herodes kiranya dapat melihat Yesus yang sebenarnya. Ada tipe keresahan lain yang mungkin lebih parah. Sesama kita entah teman entah saudara menjadi resah karena kelemahan, kekurangan dan dosa kita. Keadaan ini parah karena mereka resah dan semakin resah, sementara kita sendiri tidak pernah menyadari atau mengetahuinya. Dengan kata lain, seseorang masah bodoh, tak peduli dan sengaja tidak tahu diri tentang dosa atau kekeliruan yang telah diperbuatnya. Bahaya dan musibah menjadi tak terelakkan, jika kesengajaan ini membahayakan diri sendiri, orang lain dan kepentingan orang banyak. Keresahan-keresahan itu dapat cepat berlalu pergi hanya kalau setiap orang setia dan mau hidup secara adil dan benar. Mengikuti Tuhan dengan selalu dibimbing oleh firman-Nya merupakan pilihan terbaik untuk dapat menghasilkan sesuatu yang baik dan berguna di dalam hidup ini. Dengan kata lain, hidup kita memang harus berkenan kepada Tuhan saja, demikian mazmur tanggapan hari ini. Jadi kita tidak hanya ingin mencari tahu informasi tentang Yesus, tetapi kita ingin mengikuti Kristus yang setia menjalankan kehendak Bapa di Surga. Keresahan tentu akan cepat berlalu. Marilah kita berdoa. Dalam nama Bapa... Allah Bapa di surga, dengan selalu meneladani Yesus Kristus Putra-Mu dan Tuhan kami, kami ingin mengosongkan diri kami karena mengasihi-Mu, maka penuhilah kami ya Bapa. Salam Maria penuh rahmat, Tuhan sertamu ... Dalam nama Bapa... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/media-la-porta/message

P1 Kultur
Hagai Levi om separationens smärta

P1 Kultur

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 53:45


"En separation är ett trauma som gör det svårt för oss att älska igen". Det säger den israeliske regissören Hagai Levi, vars nya version av Bergmans "Scener ur ett äktenskap" nu visas på Venedigs filmfestival. Hör Lisa Bergströms intervju med Hagai Levi. VEM HAR GJORT POPHISTORIENS ULTIMATA SKILSMÄSSOALBUM? Vilken artist har lyckats fånga separationens soundtrack? Och vilken låt ska man som dumpad eller nyskild lyssna på för att få kraft att gå vidare? Frågorna går vidare till P3:s musikjournalist Tina Mehrafzoon som gästar oss. VAD HÄNDER PÅ SCENEN NÄR KÄRLEKEN GÅR SÖNDER? P1 Kulturs teaterkritiker Jenny Teleman guidar oss till några av världsdramatikens starkaste skildringar av uppbrott från tvåsamheten. Blodig hämnd och skandalösa sortier utlovas... VAD ÄR FASCISMENS FRÄMSTA KÄNNETECKEN Kan uttrycket "tomma tunnor skramlar mest" hjälpa oss att förstå vad fascism är? Eller är det en politisk ideologi som går att identifiera även i vår samtid? I dagens OBS-essä tar författaren Lars Hermansson avstamp i ett berömt föredrag i ämnet som filosofen Theodor Adorno höll på Wiens universitet i slutet av 60-talet. MANNEN BAKOM DEN TALANDE HUNDEN Möt Bob Peterson, animatör, manusförfattare, regissör och röstskådespelare. En av hjärnorna bakom världens första datoranimerade film, Toy Story, som kom 1995. Andra produktioner som bär hans kreativa signum: Hitta Nemo, Bilar och Den Gode Dinosaurien. Nu är han aktuell i teamet bakom tv-serien Dug Days, där han själv lånar ut sin röst till den talande hunden Dug. P1 Kulturs reporter Joakim Silverdal har intervjuat Bo Peterson.

P1 Kultur
Hagai Levi – från "In Treatment" till "Scener ur ett äktenskap"

P1 Kultur

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 45:00


I helgen avslutades Bergmanveckan på Fårö. En av de internationella gästerna var Hagai Levi ("In Treatment" och "The Affair") som nu tar sig an "Scener ur ett äktenskap" i nyinspelning för HBO. Som i Levis tolkning snarare blivit "Scener ur en separation". Hör Lisa Bergströms intervju med Hagai Levi om första mötet med serien, och varför han kastat om könsrollerna i sin nyversion. BRYR SIG POLITIKER PÅ RIKTIGT OM KULTUR? Idag startar "Kultur i Almedalen" med en mängd olika digitala seminarier kring kulturpolitik och konstens frihet. Två av de medverkande är Fransesca Quartey, VD för Västerbottensteatern, och Yrr Jonasdottir, chef för Ystads Konstmueum. Vad är deras viktigaste upptäckter om kulturens betydelse under pandemiåret, och hur ser de på politikernas engagemang och intresse för kulturens roll i samhället? BAKNING ÄR BÄST PÅ BIO Om brödbakets livgivande funktion på vita duken, om misshandlade degar och vad som ligger bakom en perfekt citronmarängpaj. Vår reporter Nina Asarnoj har följt brödets jäsningsprocess in i filmer som "Adam", "Bageriet på Portobello Road", och TV-serien "Mildred Pierce" och hittat såväl sorg, feminism och en väg ut ur köket. (repris från 31 dec 2020) ATT VARA DEN ENDE KVAR SOM MINNS På lördag 10 juli är det 150 år sedan författaren Marcel Proust föddes. Mannen bakom "På spaning efter den tid som flytt", det litterära storverk som mer än något annat fått representera minnets kraft. Och under veckan fokuserar därför våra OBS-essärer kring just minnet. Först ut är Katarina Wikars som pekar på det viktiga och ansvarsfulla arbete som åligger den som är den siste kvar att bära, vårda och sprida ett minne. Programledare: Fredrik Wadström Producent Ulph Nyström

NorthStar Baptist Church Sermons
Build God's House!

NorthStar Baptist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 61:29


In this lesson, we will explore how the command to "build God's house" in Hagai, applies to life in the Christian church. https://northstarbaptistchurch.org/june-13-2021/

Calvary EFC Sermons
Acceptable Worship

Calvary EFC Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 35:13


How do we "worship God acceptably" (Hebrews 12:28)? What are the dangers of indifference, and how do they affect our worship? What a blessing to have our youth worship team leading us and worship this morning. Don't you agree? And I am so glad to be back with you. I have a son who is a missionary in Alaska and he was home for a brief couple of days at our home in New York. So I flew back there to get a little time with him before he spends the next six months up there in Alaska. We are in the subject all this month of worship. And let me just frame that for you again so you you have a feel, especially if you are new, what we're doing. We as church leadership, we have worked through how do we even begin to measure and therefore encourage someone in their growth as a follower of Jesus Christ? And we've come up with some definition of a maturing follower of Jesus is growing in certain core beliefs - that's head - and certain core virtues - that's hearts - and certain core practices - that's hands. Two months ago we we took one of the beliefs and we worked through it all that month. Last month we worked through one of the virtues. This month, April, we are working through one of the practices and that particular practice is worship. We began that on Easter Sunday with that glorious scene in Revelation 5, the worship around the throne. Last week Josh picked that up, speaking about what it means to worship in spirit and in truth. And today we're going to look at another text of worship that comes near the end of Hebrews: Hebrews 12:28. Let us offer to God acceptable worship with reverence and awe. What does it mean to offer to God acceptable worship? Now, if you look at that verse in isolation all by itself, what is acceptable worship? You probably naturally, like I do, start to answer the question, what is acceptable worship? You answer it from the framework of your upbringing, what kind of church experience, if any, that you've had in your past. You answer it from your culture because culture here in the United States and how that affects worship is very different than other places in the world. You answer it even to a certain extent by your personal preferences, the kinds of music you like and don't like, the kinds of of service elements that you like and don't like. We all do that. We all bring our own definitions to what makes worship acceptable. The issue is if we look at this verse in isolation and we begin to do that, we really miss; it's a swing and a miss because you may be aware of the old maxim, a text without the context is a pretext. To take this text without understanding the bigger context of the letter to the Hebrews. And why this verse appears where it does is to make a pretext out of acceptable worship. And I've seen too many people do that. I've been guilty of it, of myself Using this verse to justify certain kinds of dress, certain kinds of musical styles, certain elements and practices and worship service. So in order not to make that mistake of making a text without a context into a pretext, we want to look at the bigger context of the letter to the Hebrews. Why does this verse appear as it does near the very end of the letter to the Hebrews? To understand this, we need to understand. first of all, this verse appears in the final warning of five warnings that are given throughout the letter to the Hebrews. Hebrews, if you're not familiar with that book, Hebrews was written to those who came from Hebraic Judaism. They were genuine believers. These are first century men and women who'd embraced Jesus Christ as savior and Lord. But they were Jewish. They came out of Judaism into following Jesus. And in that time, in those those situations, that was not an easy thing to do. There was a lot of pressure to go back into Judaism. There was a lot of pressure on these early believers to resume temple worship. And so it rose even to the level of outright persecution for you to be somebody of Jewish heritage who now followed Jesus and had given up temple worship and given up the sacrificial system. And even though the circumstances are very different then than they are today, I think in many ways there are similarities to what we face today. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you know Christ as savior and Lord, you live in the midst of a culture - I don't even really have to tell you this - that is becoming increasingly hostile to you faithfully following Jesus Christ. It's becoming increasingly hostile to saying that there is absolute truth given to us in the word of God, the Bible, and that we are actually to pattern our lives according to what the Lord speaks to us in his word. It is tempting for us like these early Hebrew Christians. It is tempting for us to compromise. It is tempting for us to just let go of some of the things that our culture says. Things are going to get harder for you if you hold on to those things. So in some ways, we know the tension that the Hebrew believers were facing here. And in that way, this letter by the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Now, a couple things that you just really need to understand. This letter was written to genuine believers. There are people out there who think that that this is written in some cases to spurious believers, people who who proclaim faith but were not really believers. I don't have time to go into it now, but the language used throughout the letter indicates these people are genuine believers who are under persecution and temptation to return to Judaism, What the writer does under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, speaking to those first century Jewish believers, speaking to us today, the writer encourages them and us to faithfully persevere, even to press on to greater spiritual maturity. And he shows them what's at the core of why they would want to do this. He shows them how Christ, how the gospel, they are superior to Judaism, how the whole Old Testament actually points to Jesus, points and prepares us for the revelation of Jesus Christ. And in doing this throughout the letter, he punctuates his argument in five different places with warnings. He gives a warning five different times based upon what he has just said. And I'm going to give you just a brief overview of the warnings - the actual text today comes in the middle of the fifth warning. That's where we're going to spend our time. But I want to give you just the bigger picture very briefly. Now, what are the warnings about? These are not warnings, as I study and understand this, these are nNot warnings about the danger that you can lose your salvation. He's writing to genuine believers who who God has promised will cause to persevere in their faith. But the warnings are about what can happen, how we can actually face God's chastening in this life if we don't heed the warnings, We can even, probably more serious - there is a possible loss of rewards at the judgment seat of Christ, rewards in the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ if we don't heed these warnings. R.T. Kendall has said it this way, R.T. Kendall, British evangelist, I've quoted him before, about a century before us. Here's what he said. See if this applies to you. The devil wants to get Christians to think that all that matters is being saved or lost. You hear that the devil would like you to think that you made that decision to follow Christ at some point in the past, you're done, you're good. It doesn't matter how you live now, you've got your insurance. Kendel goes on to say, though, the devil doesn't want you to know or to think about the truth that there is reward or loss to be meted out at the judgment seat of Christ. That being saved and you're not going to lose that salvation, how you live now, how you follow Christ directly impacts whether you will receive reward or whether you will experience grief when you stand before Christ at the judgment seat of Christ. That's what these warnings are all about. Let me just briefly go through the first four and then we'll spend the remainder of our time on the fifth one. The first warning that we see appearing at the beginning of Chapter two is about the danger of drifting, the danger of slowly drifting away from the truth and drifting away from the truth of the gospel. But in the context of this letter, specifically drifting away from the truth of the reality of Christ's kingdom, the reality of what we actually live for, of our inheritance. And how how we live now impacts that drifting away from it, he warns us. The second warning we find starting in Chapter three and extending into Chapter four. This is the danger of disbelieving. This is this is the danger of our hearts actually becoming callous to this truth, of of hardening to this truth of Christ's future reign, of Christ's future Kingdom, of letting all the times that we hear about that and read about that in scripture just to go in one ear and out the other of becoming callous to it. The third warning we find beginning in Chapter five and extending into Chapter six, the danger of degenerating, In other words, in the context in which he writes here in Chapter five and chapter Chapter six, he says that there are opportunities for you and I as believers that we can actually lose if we don't faithfully follow Christ. There are blessings, particularly future kingdom blessings, that we actually forfeit if we don't press on to maturity. You know the temptation of that, don't you? I certainly feel it. That temptation just to coast. I know I'm saved, you know, I know I'm going to be with Christ in heaven. It's kind of hard to live faithfully for Christ. So I'll just go along with the flow. I'll just coast because I'm good, right? I've got my salvation. You know, that temptation to coast. This is exactly what he's warning against. He's saying you're not going to lose your salvation by coasting. But there are opportunities. There are our future rewards that you will forfeit, that you may forfeit just by living a life in this time, in this earthly life, of coasting. The fourth warning we find in Chapter ten near the end of Chapter Ten, it is the warning about the danger of willful sin. What is willful sin? That is when we do something, knowing, you know, that that is not what God wants. And in the context the writer is talking about, when we know the truth about the reality of Christ's coming kingdom and how we are to be faithful servants now, found ready and waiting and faithfully serving when the master returns, when we know that. But instead we make choices. We make life choices to be comfortable. We make life choices to be accepted by the culture. We make choices that feed our desires, our fleshly desires. And in so doing, we willfully sin against the knowledge that God has given us of the future coming kingdom of Christ. Well, those are the first four warnings. Don't have time to go into those. They've been incredibly convicting to me as I've studied this over the last couple of weeks. But now we get to the fifth warning where our text for today, really our whole subject of worship today comes from. We find this fifth warning in Chapter twelve. It starts roughly at verse fifteen and continues through verse twenty nine. It is the warning about the danger of indifference, the danger of indifference. It is a warning against carelessly neglecting the truth that we hear about the kingdom, about our future inheritance. What do you think of when you hear the word indifference? You know, I don't care much for modern dictionaries, They seem to change all the time and add new words that I really have issues with. But I go back to the very first dictionaries by Daniel Webster, a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, And he started publishing his dictionaries in the early eighteen hundreds. My favorite is the eighteen twenty eight edition of Webster's Dictionary. He brings in scripture in his definitions. They're so meaty and pithy. And here's how in the 1828 Webster's Dictionary, he defines indifference. Indifference he says is unconcernedness. I had to practice saying that word unconcernedness being unconcerned. Indifference, he says, is a state of the mind when it feels no anxiety, no interest in what is presented to it. Think about that definition when you think about worship, indifference into worship is being unconcerned, maybe you're here on a Sunday morning, but you're really unconcerned about what's happening. You're really unconcerned about whether your heart is prepared to worship. Indifference to worship is that state of mind where we really were here maybe, but we have no interest really in what is being presented and what is happening as we come together to worship the savior together. That is the kind of indifference that we are warned against that this phrase offer acceptable worship appears in and that we need to understand it in. Here's maybe another way to think about it. You may or may not know who this is. Elie Wiesel survived the Nazi extermination camps. Auschwitz and Buchenwald, I believe, went on to to write and speak extensively throughout the world since since he survived the camps. And he said this, quote, maybe you've heard it. It's well known. "The opposite of love is not hate. It's indifference." I'm not speaking about love today, but I want to apply that same logic to worship, I would borrow his words and I would say this as we think about worship, the opposite of worship is not blasphemy. it's indifference. The opposite of worship is being indifferent to it. And it's this that this final warning and Hebrews 12 speaks to as it explains how you and I can become indifferent to worship, even if we're here, even if we're we're participating in the service, how our hearts and our minds can become indifferent. Let me take you briefly through the high points of this warning in Chapter 12. In verse 16 of Chapter 12, we are warned about the indifference that is seen, that is in the example of Esau. Esau, if you if you remember, if you've read through Genesis before. In Genesis 25, what does he do? He is the oldest son, has the birthright he's going to inherit from his father, but he really doesn't care. And in a moment where his physical desires, in this case, his hunger motivates him more than than anything that he can't touch yet because it's in the future. He trades away, well, what the scripture says he sells his birthright in exchange for one meal. He trades it to his brother for a bowl of soup. Basically, what's going on there? Esau in his worldliness, he sees no value in this birthright, this future thing, this inheritance that he can't yet touch and put his hands on. He doesn't recognize the significance of the privileges that he was forfeiting until it was too late. And after he trades it away, even though he realizes that later and he wants it back and he wants his father to rectify the situation, it's too late. It's gone because of his indifference, because of his thoughtlessness. And so the writer to the letter of the letter to Hebrews, he raises this as an example so that we are warned not to become indifferent to the coming kingdom that there is if you follow Christ, there is an inheritance. There is an opportunity to rule and reign with Jesus Christ and his millennial kingdom. and yet we can't see that yet because it's in the future. But we are warned not to become like Esau and to trade that away to forfeit that because in our worldliness, we're more concerned about what is going to meet our needs and our desires and make us comfortable in the present life. Don't become indifferent to the coming kingdom the writer of the letter to Hebrews is saying. In verse twenty two he goes on, and this time he uses, as part of his warning, the symbols of Mount Sinai and Mount Zion. and those are actual literal places, but he's using them symbolically here. Mount Zion, the place and in Exodus, where God appears to the Israelites and wants to speak to them, But they are fearful of him. They are fearful because of the lightning and the clouds and the thunder and the warning not to touch the mountain. And so they tell Moses, we don't want to hear from God directly. Moses, you go and you hear from God and then you come and you speak it to us. So Mt. Sinai, that that old covenant of fear and terror, we can approach God. But the writer of the letter to the Hebrews reminds us that if we are in Christ, if we know Christ as savior and Lord, we don't go to Mount Zion symbolically or Mount Mount Sinai symbolically anymore, we come to Mount Zion. Mount Zion was where Jerusalem is, where specifically where the temple was. And again, he's using this symbolically, but we see it here. We come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and the countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. We have access to God. We don't have to go through an intermediary of Moses anymore in the law. We had this incredible privilege of access to God and yet it is so easy for us to treat that great privilege casually, indifferently, to become indifferent to our access to God. He warns us again against becoming indifferent to the access to God that we have through Christ. In verse 25, he goes on and he warns us further. We're warned by what happened to the Israelites in the wilderness in Exodus 19 and 20. Remember, that is God has rescued them from Egypt and is taking them through the wilderness. But they grumble. Why? Because their desires are not being met. They grumble because life is not comfortable and secure as they would like it to be. And so in grumbling, what does God do? God doesn't wipe them out as the nation of Israel, but all those in that generation who grumble, they don't see the promised land. They forfeit their ability to have that privilege of entering the promised land. Well, think about that as it applies to us. God, who spoke to them through Moses, he now speaks to us directly through Christ, his son. And so we're warned as the writer to the letter to the Hebrews says here, be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the one who is speaking. Is that, it's a temptation I feel, is that a temptation that you feel? That you know, when we come to worship, you know we can become indifferent to hearing God speak. Oh, we got to do that responsive reading again. Why are they picking such a long text to read? Do you have thoughts like that? The word spoken, the word read, the word preached is God speaking through Christ and his word to us. And we are warned, don't become indifferent to that. Don't be like the Israelites grumbling in the wilderness. Verse 26, the warning goes on, verse 26, connects the earthquake that shook Mount Sinai there in the wilderness and Exodus 19. It connects it with the prophecy that God speaks through Hagai in Hagai 2:6, that there is coming a day when God will shake not only the Earth, but also the heavens. What's being discussed there? This is the great physical judgments of the Earth that the Earth will experience when Christ returns, when Christ returns in the glory of his father with all his heavenly angels. And the writer warns us not to be indifferent to that because it is so easy for us to just live like, you know, today is what really matters. Lunch is what really matters. What I'm going to do this afternoon or next week or this coming week is what really matters. It is so easy to become indifferent to the return of Christ to live - Yeah, we know that, but to live not in watchfulness, not not seeking to be faithful servants, awaiting the return of our master, but just those who live for today. Verse twenty nine. Kind of the culmination of these warnings reminds us of the holy character of God that requires the need for judgment. Our God is a consuming fire. And what is the reality here that in Christ, yes, God has has showered us with his grace, God has shown mercy to us, we have access to God and know his loving kindness and his faithfulness. But that doesn't eradicate his holiness. There's nothing contradictory between God's grace and God's holiness. And so the warning here is if we trust in Christ that we don't need to be filled with terror at God's coming judgment, But we should have a healthy respect for it. We should know that God calls us in his grace, with his Spirit in us. He calls us to to live holy lives, to be holy as he is holy. And so the warning here is in our worship and in all of our lives, not to become indifferent to the holiness of God. I really have thought about doing a whole series at some point and Hebrews, because as I've gone through these warnings these last two weeks, they're incredibly convicting to me. They caused me to check my heart. They caused me to really examine how I think and how that impacts my life and my worship. They're a wake up call. They're a wake up call to all of us. And that brings us back to what is acceptable worship in view of these warnings, particularly this last warning about the ways that our hearts can so easily become indifferent. What is it to worship acceptably? What is acceptable worship? What is what is worship that is the opposite of indifference. Well, that's what the writer of Hebrews now shares with us in the last couple verses of Chapter 12. Verse twenty eight: therefore, let us be grateful. Let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken and that kingdom that cannot be shaken. That's not one that we can't see yet. It is the coming millennial reign of Christ. It is the coming kingdom that we are heirs of. But you know what it's like to be an heir. You've got that inheritance, but you can't put your hands on it yet. So sometimes it's hard to believe that it's there, that it's coming. But this kingdom, unlike our present life, cannot be shaken. It is eternal. It is firm. It will not pass away, whereas this life will be shaken and everything will pass away. What does he say for us to do? He's saying that this glorious privilege of our of our coming inheritance of the future kingdom, this glorious privilege that as followers of Christ, we may rule and reign with Christ. That is that is so incredible that our minds cannot even fully conceive it. I know mine can't. And he's saying that should overwhelm us with gratefulness. The opposite of indifference in worship is gratefulness, is being overwhelmed by what awaits us, overwhelmed by the privileges that we have, overwhelmed by the possibility that we may reign as a companion of Christ in his kingdom. And that gratefulness leads us - here's where it brings it into context - to offer acceptable worship. The acceptable worship, if you've heard those two terms before, they appear in Romans 12:1 Be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect in your service of worship. It's the same idea. It's viewing worship as as bigger than what we do here on a Sunday morning. It is viewing worship as how I offer my life to God in every sphere of my life, how we live at home and at work and in our neighborhoods. It is bringing worship into its true sense. In fact, the word here used for worship, latreuōmen, means worshipful service. The opposite of indifference and worship is worship of service, it is viewing every area of our lives as believers, as an expression of worship. It is seeing everything that we do and speak and choose and even think as a potential. Some offering to God and worship. The opposite of indifference is worshipful service. And our grateful worship must always be offered with reverence and awe. Reverence speaks of an appropriate demeanor, It speaks of how we how we how we view coming before God in worship. Awe speaks of having a godly fear, an awareness of his holiness that gives us circumspection, even caution. And reverence and awe together, it is the natural response to seeing God as he really is. If you've ever read through Isaiah, perhaps you've been caught like I have. And in Isaiah chapter six, where Isaiah is given a vision of the Lord Almighty. And what is it? What is seeing God as he really is and all of his holiness? What's the response that's naturally evoked in Isaiah? He falls down on his face in fear and reverence. It is the natural response to seeing God as he really is. Think of the three core disciples of Jesus in Matthew 17 on the Mountain of Transfiguration, when they see Jesus in all of His transfigured glory, what is their response? They fall on their faces because they see God as he really is in the person of Jesus Christ. The opposite of indifference in worship is reverent awe. So how do we bring these together, even especially when we think about a worship service at Calvary and what we do at Calvary, all the ways that we worship at Calvary, how do we bring together that that sense of of gratefulness, that sense of reverence, that sense of awe, that sense of all of our lives are to be lived as worship for service. I appreciate how Ligon Duncan puts it. We ought to aspire to congregational worship that is characterized by true heart worship of the living God according to his word, that is reverent, substantial and joyful. Yeah, that's what I want, that's what we desire, True heart worship like Josh preached last week, what it means to worship in spirit and in truth, True heart worship; worship, that is, according to his word, not cultural preferences, not even our own personal preferences, but according to his word worship. That is reverent worship, that is substantial, not fluffy worship. That is joyful. Joyfulness and reverence are not contradictory. True worship brings those together. Where is your heart this morning as you worship. We have an opportunity even going forward into the service. We're going to sing some more. How will your heart offer your singing as an expression of worship? We're going to come to the table. How will coming to the table and celebrating the Lord's Supper, how will your heart use that as an offering of worship? Let's pray. We thank you, father. We thank you for all of your word. Lord, it is easy to love the parts of your word that are comforting to us, especially comforting to us where we're hurting, where we're lonely. Oh, Lord, we thank you. Even though it doesn't come naturally, we thank you for the parts of your word that are warnings to us as well. And Lord, we want to hear, we want to be impacted, we want to be really given a wake up call about this warning of indifference, Lord, we don't want our worship to be indifferent. We want our worship to be in response to seeing you in all of your glory, we want our worship to be Lord certainly filled with gratefulness and reverence and awe and even joy. We need your spirit, Lord, to do that continued heart transformation in us so that we can worship like this. We ask you now, Lord, even as we continue to worship, singing and worship at the Lord's table, that your spirit will move among us and produce worshipful response that lifts up the name of Jesus Christ And brings you glory. Amen.

Sabda Winedhar
Disantosa Atinira

Sabda Winedhar

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 8:17


Sabda Winedhar - 24 Maret 2021. Hagai 2:1-9, 20-23

Messages - Radiant Church Jackson
Vision Sunday 2021: Holy Imagination

Messages - Radiant Church Jackson

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021


Hagai 1:7-9 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. 8 Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord. 9 “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.

Deep House Dubai
Hagai & Eyal - DHD podcast 166 (February 2021)

Deep House Dubai

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 84:54


Artist: Hagai & Eyal (Tel Aviv, Israel) Name: DHD Podcast 166 (February 2021) Genre: Electronic Release Date: 22.02.2021 Exclusive: Deep House Dubai Hagai & Eyal Soundcloud : @hagaieyal Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/hagai_n_eyal_music/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hagai_n_eyal_music-983064012084326/ CONTACT (DHD): Email — dubaideephouse@gmail.com Follow us: www.facebook.com/deephousedxb/ www.instagram.com/deephousedxb/

Residential Tech Talks
Episode 41: Hagai & Bryce Discuss Access Networks Executive Changes and New Tech

Residential Tech Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 42:17


In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by two members of the Access Networks executive team, Hagai Feiner and Bryce Nordstrand. Access Networks was founded 17 years ago to focus exclusively on helping custom integrators create the highest quality network solutions for their homeowner clients. Hagai recently passed the CEO baton to Bryce, an eight-year company veteran, after a year of preparation. Hagai remains president of the company but is already broadening his horizons into some cool new adventures, and Bryce hasn’t wasted any time making a mark in his new role with the launch of a new offering called ARCC. Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern home | Learn more about Access Networks at https://www.accessnetworks.com/ Today’s episode of Residential Tech Talks is brought to you by RING | Smart Home Security Visit https://ring.com/

Club Mood Vibes Podcast
Club Mood Vibes Podcast #336 ─ Hagai & Eyal

Club Mood Vibes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 88:13


#336 of our podcast series by @hagaieyal! ➤ Hagai & Eyal: ⌬ https://www.facebook.com/hagai_n_eyal_music-983064012084326 ⌬ https://www.instagram.com/hagai_n_eyal_music ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Also listen to this podcast here: iTunes: https://apple.co/2KICg50 Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/3iB0JWe Mixcloud: http://bit.ly/2M9I1sJ hearthis: http://bit.ly/3pad06G LTU Radio: www.likethatunderground.com/radio (every saturday 5 p.m.) ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━

Tabor Church
DFT- Abraham and Sarah Baby Plans

Tabor Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 7:40


Today we continue our talk about Abraham's dysfunctional family as we talk about the moment they rushed past God's plan and went on to their own. Do you ever think you have a better handle of your own plan and God should just hand over the reigns to you? This is going to cause some dysfunction. The music on the podcast is from John Nugent. John is a Chicagoland area musician who has been a real blessing to Tabor Church. Support the show (http://taborchicago.org/give/)

Occupied Thoughts
Occupied Thoughts: This is Apartheid with Hagai El-Ad

Occupied Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 31:10


In this episode of “Occupied Thoughts,” host Peter Beinart is joined by Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, to discuss B’Tselem’s new report, "“A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid.” Unlike frameworks that see the state of Israel as separate from the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem argues that there is a single Israeli regime in both the Occupied Territories and Israel: an Apartheid regime, organized to advance one group, Jews, over another, Palestinians. Peter Beinart is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is also a Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, a Contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, an Editor-at-Large at Jewish Currents, and a CNN Political Commentator. Hagai El-Ad is the executive director of B’Tselem בצלם بتسيلم, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Previously he was director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI, 2008–2014) and the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance (JOH, 2000–2006). In 2014, El-Ad was among Foreign Policy’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers”. In 2016 and again in 2018, he spoke before the United Nations Security Council calling for international action in order to end the occupation. He lives in Jerusalem and tweets at @HagaiElAd.

Daf Yomi: Babble on Talmud
Episode 339—Pesachim:17

Daf Yomi: Babble on Talmud

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 42:51


Hagai quizzing kohanim | Tumas mashkin in the Temple WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/FXa7oyBAXeQ48vkXswmxz2 Sefaria: https://www.sefaria.org.il/Pesachim.17a?lang=he Email: sruli@babbleontalmud.com

Radio Concrete
Hagai Izenberg - Radio Concrete #27 (as broadcasted on Resonance Extra on 14/10/2020)

Radio Concrete

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2020 28:59


Sound artist Hagai Izenberg is using here an eclectic mixture of recordings starting with a weather report narration by David Lynch , moving into my recording of Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" (taken from the album 33 RPM) and then followed by the sound files listed below. All together resulting a cinematic radio spectacle where "ready made" audio materials are being recontextualised as they detach from their origin. — Materials used in order of appearance: Weather Report by David Lynch (US) 33 RPM by Yaron Deutsch (Israel) Los Angeles Police Department (live broadcast) Do Not Disturb by Glands Of External Secretion (US) Airports recordings mesh-up (YouTube) Musique Grossière by PARSA (Iran) In this lingering Twilight Sparkle by Mark Leckey (UK) The Untitled (August 2020) by Ben Vida (US) My Little Pony Halloween Spooky Moments (YouTube) — Cover photo by Natasha Shakhnes More info about Radio Concrete at: https://www.facebook.com/radioconcrete/

Tisanthule Baibulo @ ttb.twr.org/chichewa
Hagai alimbikitsa a Yuda pantchito yomanga Kachisi

Tisanthule Baibulo @ ttb.twr.org/chichewa

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 25:52


Biserica Buna Vestire Chișinău
Zidirea Casei Domnului în vremuri dificile | Andrei Talmazan

Biserica Buna Vestire Chișinău

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2020 42:29


Hagai 2:6-9 Dumnezeu ne-a dat 6 zile pentru noi - să lucrăm, să ne facem treburile noastre, dar o zi a spus să fie dedicată Lui - ziua a șaptea. Dumnezeu ne dă bunuri materiale, bani, și cea mai mare parte spune că este pentru noi, dar o parte o cere pentru El. Dacă dăm lui Dumnezeu partea Lui sau chiar mai mult, El promite că ne va binecuvânta. Ce să faci? Ia parte la nevoile Bisericii, făcând o donație la contul PayPal https://www.paypal.me/BisericaBunaVestire Scrie-ne un mesaj pe Facebook sau Instagram și abonează-te la paginile noastre. Vizitează site-ul Bisericii la https://bunavestirea.md Accesează iTunes Podcasts, Spotify sau Google Podcasts și abonează-te la podcast-ul Bisericii, unde publicăm mesajele predicate la serviciile divine. Accesează canalul nostru YouTube, unde vei găsi predici, cântări și mărturii de credință ai membrilor Bisericii

GSJA Bukit Zaitun
Kuatkanlah Hatimu

GSJA Bukit Zaitun

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 12:45


Hagai 2:5 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gsja-bukit-zaitun/message

HADAPAN TAKHTA KASIH KURNIA
E46: “Tuhan Menyertai Kita; Hagai 2:1-9.”

HADAPAN TAKHTA KASIH KURNIA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 13:19


Guest Speaker: Helen Wan Jok Persekutuan Doa Keluarga, 04 Ogos 2020, Selasa 8PM. Shalom. Dalam persekutuan doa malam ini Puan Helen Wan Jok membawa perkongsian Firman Tuhan sebagai renungan kita. Rumusan perkongsian seperti berikut: “Tuhan Menyertai Kita; Hagai 2:1-9.” 3 perkara yang dapat kita pelajari dari petikan renungan kita adalah: 1. Dorongan dari Tuhan untuk umat Israel yang kembali dari buangan di Babilonia, adalah dorongan sama untuk kita hari ini untuk terus setia dan tidak putus asa. Tuhan sentiasa menyertai kita. 2. Jangan ingatkan masa dulu (yang tidak kekal, walau bertapa megah) tetapi teruskan perjalananmu bersama Tuhan. 3. Segala alam semesta di bawah kekuasaan Tuhan. Apapun yang terjadi, Tuhan tetap menyertai kita. Terima kasih Puan Helen. Keluarga besar yang dikasihi, mari kita terus bersama-sama mendokong satu sama lain dalam doa, dan terus saling berhubung. Tuhan memberkati. Lydia Usun Ngimat. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lydia341/message

All God's Women
Podcast Contest

All God's Women

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2020 4:56


Earlier this week we released our tenth episode of All God's Women.So far, we've studied some pretty amazing women. We kicked off at the beginning with Eve, a woman given a command, a choice, and consequences.Next, was Mrs. Noah who experienced the first quarantine.Sarah was a woman with a plan.Hagai may have felt alone, but she was not forgotten by God.Rebekah lied and lost.Rachel and Leah competed for the love of their husband.Two midwives chose life over death.Moses' two moms each helped prepare him for the task God had before him.Miriam let pride lead to her fall.And the five daughters of Zelophehad took a stand for women's rights. Have you caught each of these episodes? Did you miss any? To celebrate the release of our tenth episode, we're having a podcast contest. Hopefully you listened to them all because you're going to need it to be able to answer the ten contest questions, one for each episode. They're fairly simple, but if you're not sure, you can listen again  or you can use the scripture references to look them up in your Bible. To find the contest questions, and submit your answers, head over to Podcast ContestThe first person to submit all correct answers will win a DVD. In addition, another winner will be randomly chosen among the remaining entries. Winners will be announced on next week's episode, so be sure to tune in.

Christian Podcast Community

Earlier this week we released our tenth episode of All God’s Women.So far, we’ve studied some pretty amazing women.  We kicked off at the beginning with Eve, a woman given a command, a choice, and consequences. Next, was Mrs. Noah who experienced the first quarantine. Sarah was a woman with a plan. Hagai may have felt alone, but she was not forgotten by God. Rebekah lied and lost. Rachel and Leah competed for the love of their husband. Two midwives chose life over death. Moses’ two moms each helped prepare him for the task God had before him. Miriam let pride lead to her fall. And the five daughters of Zelophehad took a stand for women’s rights. Have you caught each of these episodes? Did you miss any? To celebrate the release of our tenth episode, we're having a podcast contest. Hopefully you listened to them all because you’re going to need it to be able to answer the ten contest questions, one for each episode. They’re fairly simple, but if you’re not sure, you can listen again  or you can use the scripture references to look them up in your Bible.  To find the contest questions, and submit your answers, head over to Podcast Contest The first person to submit all correct answers will win a DVD. In addition, another winner will be randomly chosen among the remaining entries.  Winners will be announced on next week's episode, so be sure to tune in.

Conscience Soufie
Cercle d'échange avec le Rabbin Gabriel Hagai du 3 mai 2020

Conscience Soufie

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2020 46:43


Conférence du 3 mai 2020 avec le Rabbin Gabriel Hagai . A l’heure du confinement, se pose la question de l’opportunité de la retraite spirituelle – à quoi sert-elle ? -, mais aussi de l’apparente contradiction entre se retirer du monde, pour évoluer spirituellement, et s’engager dans celui-ci pour l’améliorer. Eléments de réponse selon la tradition mystique juive. Pour plus d'informations visitez notre site: consciencesoufie.com

Sapaan Malam
Ep. 17 - Utamakan Tuhan di Dalam Hidup

Sapaan Malam

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2020 7:10


Hagai 1 : 8 (TB) Jadi naiklah ke gunung, bawalah kayu dan bangunlah Rumah itu; maka Aku akan berkenan kepadanya dan akan menyatakan kemuliaan Ku disitu, firman TUHAN

Conscience Soufie
Retraite spirituelle et Engagement sociétal (conférence avec le Rabbin Gabriel Hagai du 3 mai 2020)

Conscience Soufie

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2020 33:38


Conférence du 3 mai 2020 avec le Rabbin Gabriel Hagai . A l’heure du confinement, se pose la question de l’opportunité de la retraite spirituelle – à quoi sert-elle ? -, mais aussi de l’apparente contradiction entre se retirer du monde, pour évoluer spirituellement, et s’engager dans celui-ci pour l’améliorer. Eléments de réponse selon la tradition mystique juive. Pour plus d'informations visitez notre site: consciencesoufie.com

Shoko Rehupenyu
Muprofita Hagai 2:14-23

Shoko Rehupenyu

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 24:22


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Ouïedire
Ailleurs 180 : Hagai Izenberg - Sound In The Stereo

Ouïedire

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020


Ouïedire
Ailleurs 180 : Hagai Izenberg - Sound In The Stereo

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2020


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AlgaTalk
Episode 20. Talking Commercial Algae with Hagai Stadler

AlgaTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2020 22:25


Ho-ho-ho, everyone! Welcome to the year 2020 and to the episode #20, which we intentionally held back in order to achieve such a “coincidence”. No, just kidding, we are not that smart. Anyway, our first episode of the new year is somewhat special. As we’ve mentioned before, both of us [...]

Tanach Study
Hagai Perek 2

Tanach Study

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2019


Hagai Perek 2This perek in Sefer Hagai is taught by Mr. Josh Setton TanachStudy.com  

Tanach Study
Hagai Perek 1

Tanach Study

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2019


Hagai Perek 1This perek in Sefer Hagai is taught by Mr. Josh Setton TanachStudy.com  

Cola Consciente
No te hagai la loca: Salud Mental

Cola Consciente

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2019 27:21


Salida del clóset, ansiedad y salud mental sufriendo... ¿Te suena conocido? Hoy nos juntamos a hablar sobre lo importante de las redes y el amor

The Wise Fool
Curator, Hagai Segev (Israel & Czech Republic)

The Wise Fool

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2019 89:05


Hagai Segev and I discuss Curating, being a Curator, Curatorial practices, Artist statements, Career levels, Conflict of interest, Curatorial Residencies, Staying still, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst. https://telaviv.academia.edu/HagaiSegev   About Hagai Segev is an independent curator and museum consultant. Served as Chief Curator at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, from February 2009 through December 2011. Hagai Segev has been working to make Beit Hatfutsot a leading museum telling the history of the Jewish culture, through a wide perspective on the material culture as manifested in art, architecture, design, historical documents, etc. During this time directed more than 15 special exhibitions which have been staged and renewed the museum as a dynamic cultural venue gaining a wide public awareness and reputation. Hagai Segev is a multidisciplinary curator working in various fields of exhibition planning and production. As an art historian with background in archaeology, architecture and contemporary art, Mr. Segev has worked in many museums and galleries in Israel: the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (shows on Etruscan art, Marc Chagall and history of Jerusalem); The Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem; Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Eretz Israel Museum (the 5th Bienale for Israeli Ceramics 2008), etc. Hagai Segev was the director of the PeKA Gallery for Experimental Art and Architecture at the Technion, Haifa (2004-2008). He has written numerous articles on art and culture and has edited several books and professional magazines. In addition, Segev is a museum consultant to many art institutions around Israel and is active in public committees appointed by the Israeli Ministry of Culture. Currently, Segev is also teaching curatorship and museum studies at the museum program of the Tel Aviv University. Please be sure to visit our Patreon page and help support the podcast by being part of the conversation. The more money raised, the larger the global reach we can offer you: https://www.patreon.com/thewisefool For more information about the host, Matthew Dols http://www.matthewdols.com   Transcript available: http://wisefoolpod.com/transcript-for-episode-014-curator-hagai-segev-israel-czech-republic/

Between The Legs: A Moto Podcast
Ep. 2 Hagai & Marie - It Started in a Brooklyn Bathroom

Between The Legs: A Moto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2019 47:10


Hagai and Marie operate Moto Spirits. Marie caught me by surprise with her unique history (teen pilot to sommelier to book publisher) and Hagai shares his stories of traveling across multiple countries on his bike. Both journeys led these two to become great friends who now own a rice whiskey distillery at the border of Williamsburg and Bushwick.

Biblia audio
Hagai - capitolul 2

Biblia audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2019 5:14


Biblia audio - traducerea Dumitru Cornilescu. Voce: Ioan Ciobota. Asculta intreaga Biblie in doar 90 de ore! Daca vrei sa primesti gratis intreaga Biblie audio pe E-mail, scrie pe adresa ciobotaioan@yahoo.com, sau trimite un mesaj SMS pe telefon la +40 728 276 516, acelasi numar si pe Whatsapp sau Viber. Poti asculta pe telefonul mobil folosind si aplicatia Bible, de la YouVersion, selectand versiunea Dumitru Cornilescu VDC. Aceasta inregistrare audio nu are niciun fel de copyright. Este publica si poate fi folosita de oricine, oriunde si oricand, fara niciun fel de obligatii, de nicio natura, fata de nicio persoana sau entitate. Doar fata de Dumnezeu. Este PERMISA si chiar INCURAJATA copierea si multiplicarea acestei inregistrari a Bibliei. Asadar, inregistrarea audio nu contine niciun fel de copyright, insa textul din care s-a citit pentru aceasta inregistrare contine copyright. Drept urmare, va rugam frumos sa adaugati precizarea de mai jos - care se refera doar la textul folosit, nu si la partea audio - pe orice site sau in orice mediu folositi, preluati sau multiplicati aceasta inregistrare: Copyright of the Cornilescu Bible © 1924 belongs to British and Foreign Bible Society. Copyright © 2010, 2014 of the revised edition in Romanian language belongs to the Interconfessional Bible Society of Romania, with the approval of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Used by permission. To find out more about the Cornilescu translation visit www biblesociety org uk.

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Biblia audio
Hagai - capitolul 1

Biblia audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2019 3:08


Biblia audio - traducerea Dumitru Cornilescu. Voce: Ioan Ciobota. Asculta intreaga Biblie in doar 90 de ore! Daca vrei sa primesti gratis intreaga Biblie audio pe E-mail, scrie pe adresa ciobotaioan@yahoo.com, sau trimite un mesaj SMS pe telefon la +40 728 276 516, acelasi numar si pe Whatsapp sau Viber. Poti asculta pe telefonul mobil folosind si aplicatia Bible, de la YouVersion, selectand versiunea Dumitru Cornilescu VDC. Aceasta inregistrare audio nu are niciun fel de copyright. Este publica si poate fi folosita de oricine, oriunde si oricand, fara niciun fel de obligatii, de nicio natura, fata de nicio persoana sau entitate. Doar fata de Dumnezeu. Este PERMISA si chiar INCURAJATA copierea si multiplicarea acestei inregistrari a Bibliei. Asadar, inregistrarea audio nu contine niciun fel de copyright, insa textul din care s-a citit pentru aceasta inregistrare contine copyright. Drept urmare, va rugam frumos sa adaugati precizarea de mai jos - care se refera doar la textul folosit, nu si la partea audio - pe orice site sau in orice mediu folositi, preluati sau multiplicati aceasta inregistrare: Copyright of the Cornilescu Bible © 1924 belongs to British and Foreign Bible Society. Copyright © 2010, 2014 of the revised edition in Romanian language belongs to the Interconfessional Bible Society of Romania, with the approval of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Used by permission. To find out more about the Cornilescu translation visit www biblesociety org uk.

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Transcription (was completed by automated process. Please ignore any speech-to-text errors)   [00:00:00] Hi this is Carolyn Springer. Welcome to the next session. I'm calling you with Beatty Carmichael Beatty is the CEO of Master grabber. He created agent dominator and he's one of the top marketing experts in the real estate field. Today we're going to be having one of our radical things call they'll welcome me. I'm excited to get started.   [00:00:21] Well thank you Caroline and I am excited as well and for just as a note for those who are joining in from the real estate side of things. If you're looking for marketing this call is not going to be doing any real estate marketing. We're going to be talking entirely about living a life as a Christian and how to step out in faith. So if you're not interested in that topic just fair warning. That's what this entire call is going to be about so you can move on if you don't have interest but. Oh yeah. So what I wanted to do today Caroline is kind of pick up where we left off the last time we're talking about getting out of the boat and what that means in our spiritual life I saw a plane off not playing off the title but the title of guy's book if you want to walk on water you've got to step out of the boat. So just out of curiosity without putting you on the spot there's no right answer. Does anything come to mind that stood out from our last call that you thought was really interesting or something you really picked up on.   [00:01:36] Well I do remember being just really challenged. I love the way that you explain a lot of you know almost what God expects of us in faith because I think a lot of times we kind of weather it just day to day. We don't really think about being there. You know and just you know the way that faith pleases God really is such a good challenge to be reminded of it's just the way that you explain things in the way that you take scripture. It feels more like conviction than just something that kind of warm and this conviction you know and like a charge and challenge I guess if that makes sense. So that's that's the feeling I remember leaving the last call with. So I don't know if that's something specific but I do always appreciate the way that you explain Scripture with a lot of you know fire and passion and tenacity. I love it.   [00:02:34] I appreciate that. You know it's interesting. If we truly live our life for Christ then there should be that fire and passion just like if you are truly in a marriage where you love your spouse there's gonna be that fire and passion as well because in our life with Christ is a relationship.   [00:02:56] And it's not a list of it's not a set of techniques. It's not a set of do's and don'ts. It's a relationship. And the more you know the person you're in love with the more you know how their heart beats the more you know how they respond and how much they love you then you just flourish in that environment. Does that make sense.   [00:03:22] Absolutely. I mean I think you know that's part of that's a good illustration with a marriage. I mean that's what our relationship with the word should be. It should be the most important relationship in our lives. Then you know to know him that's how we can begin to understand and serve him and so knowing him and loving him and what makes his heart be and I love that that's a great description.   [00:03:44] Yeah. So my goal with these calls is to try to open up what causes that heart to be. And there are laws okay. At the end of Romans 7 Paul talks about the law and how with the law comes recognition of the sin in fact without the law there is no sin but he starts to talk about God's laws are spiritual laws okay. We don't grasp them in our physical body our physical body is unable to do the spiritual laws and that's why our flesh is always at war in conflict worth God's laws and can never please God as it says later in Roman say but in when we have these spiritual laws the more we understand the spiritual laws that's the heart of the father because the father created these laws for us and and so my goal is to try to you know open up what these laws are so we understand more of God's heart and we understand more of how we live in relationship with that.   [00:04:57] Let me do a quick review on just a couple of key things we talked about last time. So this thing we're calling radical faith OK. Which is probably it's a term I started many years back and I'm not sure I will use it today only because I have to re-explain it in Christendom. There is no radical faith here either a yes or no you have faith or you don't have faith there is no degrees of faith that says that.   [00:05:27] What is it. I think it's Romans 12. God has given all a measure of faith. And you don't get more faith or of less faith you either have it or you don't. And in a technical term in what's called programming languages a billion billion is either true or false. OK. That's kind of what faces. But we in our fleshly minds tend to categorize things and degrees and we think that someone has faith because oh look at them there they're walking with the Lord.   [00:06:02] They must have faith or they pray or light. So they have faith but then we see someone that does something more dramatic and they go. That's really a lot of faith that's radical. OK. So using the term strictly from that point radical faith is really what God says this is faith. And what we talked about last time is that this concept this understanding of faith is really choosing to step out on God clearly defined will. And when we step out on. Clearly defined will we see God act when we step out at great personal risk or sacrifice. OK that's a little nutshell definition and this is the point I wanted to kind of underscore from last time. We talked about some things now I want to go into a little bit more application that we see from Scripture and maybe from other people's lives today. But the understanding is this is not simply stepping out trusting God to take care of us. What faith is it stepping out trusting God when we step out on what he directed us to do. Because a lot of times will presume upon God's goodness and when we presume upon God's goodness. God doesn't always act does that make sense.   [00:07:31] Absolutely I think you know the faith has to be placed in his word. And you know in his nature so that makes sense and that's a great explanation.   [00:07:42] Yeah. Let me give you an actual example real life story from to kind of talk about this. The. Let's see. I'm just shooting you a quick text.   [00:07:59] So on this story this is a bypass or over in Korea named Dr. Paul younger Cho. He wrote a book called The fourth dimension. Really fascinating book. It was written back in the 80s I think. And at that time his church was much smaller than it is today. At that time his church was only 500000 members. Okay. Today it numbers into the millions. But he was sharing this. He was talking about this this idea this understanding of faith and what it is and how we apply it. And he was sharing an example. That kind of I'm trying to lead into and that is it's not presumption. Faith is when we act on God's clearly defined well enough when we act on what we think his desires. And so there has been there was a lot of discussion during this timeframe about stepping out on God's will and stepping up by faith God's going to move and do frequently do the miraculous. So these teenagers were headed to a remote village to go share the gospel. That's God's will to go share the gospel with these people. They came to an impasse. There was a raging river. Much like the Jordan was a raging river at the time Joshua crossed the Jordan to go to Jericho. When God finally led them into the promised land and these teenagers there was a group of three or four girls out of this group of teenagers that said hey guys wait hold on. We're doing God's will. We need a step out by faith just like the priest did when they crossed the Jordan says they put their foot in the Jordan. The Jordan River dried up so they could cross on dry line dry land. So we need to trust God to do the same thing here. When we walk into that raging creek raging river god will dry it up and we're gonna walk across on dry land. So they stepped out and guess what happened.   [00:10:10] Did not part. That's right. They're not art.   [00:10:14] They found their bodies three or four days later. Okay so that's presumption. That's not faith. And this is the key. Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ and that hearing the word that word is Raymer. And in a very simplistic I was corrected by my pastor.   [00:10:36] One of my pastors a couple of years ago said you know the word Ramo actually has like you know multiple different definitions and stuff. So I'm not being real technical I'm being very general on this. The general idea with Reema is it's a specific message to you and those girls do not have a specific message to go step out in the creek in the river. So when we have the specific message then when we step out by faith then that's when God moves. Fun fun interesting story years back Smith Wigglesworth is praying for this guy who has no feet.   [00:11:17] And he said tomorrow when you wake up you will have feet. So you need to go buy some shoes today. So the man goes into the shoe store and says I need to get some shoes and the shoe man shoe salesman said what size. He said I don't know just pick any size. Therefore a guy looked as though you don't have any fees said not today but I will tomorrow. So he bought the shoes and he woke up in the morning in the Etsy. So now you could wear the shoes and they happen to be. I'm sure the exact same size as the shoes that he bought.   [00:11:56] So that's stamping out by God's direction. OK.   [00:12:02] But if you're not stepping out by God's clearly defined well then you're not standing up by faith. So just be cautious on that. So when we do step out this is the thing that's interesting when we act on quote God has clearly directed us even though what God has directed us may seem contrary to all natural laws. It doesn't matter because I think we talked about this earlier Thy word is truth remember. God's Word is truth.   [00:12:34] Truth is always true. What we have in N on the earth is simply reality and God's truth trumps reality all the time. So when God tells us to do something and it doesn't line up into what we think it should or could. That's where faith comes in because faith is is walking not by sight but by faith. So we find that God shows up when we step out sometimes God shows up providential and sometimes he shows up miraculously. We're having this challenge right now. I'll just share a personal story. It's not a challenge. There's this constant conflict. My wife and I and my son who goes by my name Beatty Junior and the Lord's been directing Beatty Junior to fast too fast for extended periods of time. Okay so you see a lot of people when they seek the Lord in the Bible they fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Now if you know anything about fasting the body usually can go about two or three weeks without food and then it goes into extreme stages of starvation. So 40 days and 40 nights and still have energy is miraculous.   [00:13:55] Well my wife is our concern because Beatty Junior is losing weight. I keep going but he's following guy's direction. Don't worry about it. So there's this natural conflict because she sees it in the natural but you got to have nutrition. And I keep saying. But if you feast on God's Word and God's word provides the sustenance your body needs. This is what it says back in in Rome and say that the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead gives life to our mortal bodies. Okay. Sustaining life. And so you have this conflict that it doesn't seem natural but because it's not. So are you going to trust the natural or are you going to trust God's word. And and so this kind of brings us back to one key element. You can't put God in a box based on what you see and experience. You can't put him in a box that it can't be true because. OK that's it. You know if you have a limit to what you're willing to trust God on then that means you've got God in a box and God doesn't fit in a box because he's infinite. And what he chooses to do goes beyond anything that the human mind can can dream up something and comprehend.   [00:15:24] Thank you. And so this is where. And so that's kind of the review I want to do one last thing that we talked about last week and then move on from there in two days visit. So last week we also talked about or last time we talked about Peter walking on the water and I just want to go back to that passage. So this is Matthew 14 versus 28 331. And it says this. So Peter said to him meanings to Jesus Lord if it's you.   [00:15:54] Command me to come to you on the water and Jesus said Come. Okay. So Peter's saying Lord if it's you give me a Raymer. Right. If we want to use these terms and so Jesus gave Peter a Raymer he commanded Peter come. And with that come in is the intrinsic promise of sustenance. Come walk on the water and you will walk. So so Peter now has this Rama. And so Peter with this quote unquote radical faith he steps out. He chooses to step out to do God's clearly defined will at great personal risk. OK. So there is our definition. And here's how Peter does it. And Peter got out of the boat and he walked on the water and he came toward Jesus. It makes no sense in the natural. But truth overcomes reality. And so he starts to walk on the water. And now God provides not profit initially but provides miraculously and then it continues and he says. But seeing the wind. He became frightened. So now we have the problem. Peter takes his eyes off of Jesus with his which is the truth and puts his eyes onto the natural which is reality. And something happens. But seeing the wind he became frightened and beginning to sink. He cries out. Lord save me. So as soon as he changes where he places his focus living life in the spirit versus life in the flesh if we go back to that Roman terminology kind of loosely okay then as soon as he does that the miracle stops and a natural consequence occurs. Until at that point he prays. He says Lord save me. And at that moment God answers his prayer immediately. Jesus stretched out his hand and took hold of him and saved him. Right. And so we think sometimes that because God answers our prayer we're doing great.   [00:18:18] But that's not the case all the time because here God answers his prayer because he failed to do God's highest and best because he got his eyes off of Jesus and he got them on to reality. He shifted perspective and then Jesus rebuked him. There's only a few things that Jesus rebukes his disciples for the one he rebukes them the most often is this one you have little faith. Why did you doubt. And so now we have little faith and doubt. Doubt is the opposite of faith. Faith is seen from God's perspective. Doubt is seeing the opposite of God's perspective. And we could say that fairly simply and mostly accurately that doubt is seen from the natural perspective faith is from God's perspective. Doubt is from the natural perspective. And so here's the cool part that we start to pull out of this passage.   [00:19:22] Is that when we act in faith. God acts on our behalf. Either miraculously or providential both when we act by sight. Then what happens is those miracles or gods acting on our behalf stopped and we start to get the natural consequence.   [00:19:44] Did I share. I think I did last time about that period of time in my business like fears back where we were losing money losing money and I came to the law and said When are you going to let up and he said well if you believe my word to be true how would you act differently. Did we talk about that.   [00:20:02] We did. Yes and how you had cut back on salaries and then even though the numbers didn't add up. You kind of changed it around according to faith.   [00:20:12] Yeah yeah.   [00:20:13] So you know the cool thing is nothing changed except we now spent more money because we put everyone back at full pay and immediately without any any comprehension of how we did it. We started making money again.   [00:20:32] Okay. And this is what what happens when you step out by guys clearly defined well. So when he said you know if you really believe my word to be true how would you act differently than you're acting right now. When I acted differently then that was me acting on his. Okay. And so that kind of brings us in to where we are. And here's the here's why I want to kind of take off from here as we walk through our lives our life of walking by faith with the Lord. Nothing is set in stone in terms of what's going to occur in a kind of in a natural sense. Okay. In every situation there are two possible outcomes the outcome if we step out by faith and follow God's word or the outcome if we step out by sight. And follow our eyes. OK. And and as violence we follow God's word. We're gonna have his promises but if we fight if we if we resist his word because it doesn't make sense and therefore we're believing in our logic and in believing in our intellect and believing in what we see then at that point we don't get his promises we get the consequences of our actions and and both of those are true outcomes which is dependent on you.   [00:22:03] So I wanted to walk you through a couple of examples scripturally on how this works. Just to try to build out this picture a little bit more because what what I've learned is God starts to take what ever it is that we have. And then he usually multiplies that in some form or fashion to accomplish what we need. It's not that he does a creative miracle by itself is that he either does it create a miracle starting with what we have or he does a providential supply starting with what we have. But it seems like he usually starts with what little we have. And I want to I want Have you read a passage and then we'll kind of talk through this.   [00:22:48] So this is coming from second King's second Kings chapter 4 and the first six verses. So as you're getting there. Let me just kind of give the background. So this is a story about Eliza and a widow and not Elijah but this is Elijah successor Alicia. And let me know if you've got it pulled up and then I'll let you read it.   [00:23:16] Yes.   [00:23:17] Taking kings for starting first six verses OK here's how we read it.   [00:23:25] Ok so the wife of the man from a company of prophets cried out to Elijah your servant my husband is dead and you know that he revered the Lord but now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves. Elijah replied to her How can I help you. Tell me what you what do you have in your house.   [00:23:46] It has four walls also just kind of give you the framework here. So at this time you have what's called debtors prison and debtor slavery. If you owe money and you can't pay it you then come either thrown in prison until you or somebody brings the money on your behalf or you go into slavery to work it off. That's what's happened here. Her deceased husband had borrowed money. They have nothing. And so now she's about to lose her sons to become slaves. So da situation you pick up from there again.   [00:24:26] Ok so this is her replying to a license. She says your servant has nothing here at all she said except a small jar of olive oil like you said go round and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your son. Pour oil into all the jars and as it's filled. Put it to one side. She left him and shut the door behind her and her son. They they brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the doors were closed he said to her son bring me another one. But he replied There is not a jar left. Then the oil stopped flowing.   [00:25:03] Okay great. So here's we start to see the same pattern that we're going to see throughout. And that pattern is that.   [00:25:14] We come into a dire situation in fact I was reading in Psalms this morning and it says and it said that God takes pleasure and is honored when we cry out to him in times of trouble. He loves rescuing us. And so here we have a situation bad situation. The widow has nothing to lose her sons. And then she hears God's word God's Rama spoken through a life of the prophet. And first off God asks her What do you have. And she says I don't have much. All I have is a jar of oil. So then there's the Rama.   [00:26:05] We'll go grab all the jars not little ones and not just a few as many big ones as many jars as possible throughout everywhere in the village.   [00:26:15] Go on and bring them all. And so they act by faith. They can't see. They don't understand. If they were to try to understand in the natural they would completely doubt. But they acted on God's word. And then when they acted on God's word God starts to do a miracle. He starts to take the little that she has and produce the abundance that she needs. But he starts with what she has which is the little that she has and her faith. And then we see one other thing. Okay as long as she acts by faith and there's more jars to pour the oil into what happens to the oil.   [00:27:06] It stops flowing once the giant.   [00:27:08] Yeah. Once they're out of charge. But as long as they continue to have jars and continue to act by faith God continue to produce a miracle.   [00:27:18] But then my second question was going to be what happened when they ran out of jars when they ran out. They stopped acting by faith and the oil stopped. It's the same pattern that happened with Peter walking on the water isn't it.   [00:27:37] Peter walked on the water as long as he acts by faith. As soon as he starts acting the miracle starts. But we see that guy there with a light show. Let's pull up another one. Pull this up. So then let's shift over to Mark and I'll read this. This comes from Mark Six. This is Jesus feeding the 5000 people. We see a very similar pattern. OK so this is starting in verse 35. It says when it was already quite late His disciples came to him to Jesus and said This place is desolate so just set the background okay.   [00:28:21] Jesus has come over here to a large area on the side of the lake. The Sea of Galilee. Crowds of people are there. He's been teaching them okay. They've been there apparently for several days and now we we pick up on this and it is already quite late His disciples came to him and said This place is desolate and is already quite late send them away so that they may go by themselves something to eat but Jesus answered You give them something to eat.   [00:28:54] How much have you have. How much do you have. How many loaves. We have some kind of skipping around. And Jesus says go look. Tell me how many loaves you have so same thing that happened with Aisha. He asked the widow first. What do you have. That's now what Jesus is doing. What do you have. And when they found out they said five and two fish. So they don't have much. And their need is very great. So then Jesus commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.   [00:29:27] And it says that they all eight and were satisfied and they picked up twelve baskets of the broken pieces and also the fish fish. And there were 5000 men who ate the loves. So we know obviously that there's 10 to 15000 total people by the time you add women and children. So here we see the same thing happening. God takes the little that we have and produces the abundance that we need. Because he takes the little that we have and produces the abundance that we need when we are following him. When we act in faith by faith on his direction when we serve him because he always takes a little that we have and produces the abundance we need there should never be any time of fear in our lives because we don't have enough of one ever because I know one of the things that most of us struggle with is oh my gosh we don't have enough money to pay the bills or we don't have enough of this or when it comes to health or anything like that we're always start to get our eyes on the natural but God says follow me when I give you a direction step out in faith and I'll always provide for you I'll always give you what you need I won't share one other story from biblical account and this is the story of getting in Do you remember getting in the Bible.   [00:31:02] I do. I don't remember much about him. OK.   [00:31:07] Yes. So. So Gideon is one of one of the judges. OK so to give you a historical perspective the Israelites have moved into the Promised Land. Joshua has now died. And when Joshua died the leadership who trusted the Lord and believed in the Lord and follow the Lord went away. And then people kind of went and did their own things. Okay. So you lost the unity you lost the leadership and therefore you lost the. The receiving of the full promise. So there was a period of judges where God used different people. He called judges. There were basically rulers of the people that would come up and provide protection for the people and guidance and Gideon is one of them. So the way it happens with Gideon is the Lord speaks to Gideon says Gideon. So at this time many knights were coming and raiding the Israelites and they would read them during harvest time. So you'd go out there you'd work all the time you know get a crop in get your olives in get your grapes in and then these bands of warriors would come and attack you and take all your food. So people were living in caves.   [00:32:35] They were storing their food in secret trying to do everything they could to protect themselves. And that's the time that we find Gideon and God comes up to Gideon and says I think I've got this turn right. Oh mighty warrior. OK. And getting in says who me and God tells getting that I want you to go defeat your enemies for Israel. And getting in says I'm not sure this is real. I'm the least of the least of all the tribes and the youngest of my family my family is the least of the tribe. Okay. And so from a hierarchy he has no ruler in ruling or leadership opportunity. It's sort of a caste system there and he's at the bottom of the barrel. But God says no it is you. You know I've chosen you right. And we're gonna want you to do it. So if you remember the story the fleece getting put out of fleece. This is really you and this is your word then cause the police to be wet but the ground to be dry. God does and then he does it again but just it cause the fleece to be dry. But the ground to be wet guy does. And so God has patience with Gideon as Gideon wrestles with what he sees in the natural versus gods clearly defined well for him.   [00:33:58] So now we fast forward just a little bit. Gideon steps out by faith he takes away the altar that his father had made to an idol and and then we fast forward to the point that I want to talk about at this point the MITI knights are now invading the land they're coming against the land. And God tells Gideon you know go and defend Israel against the media nice So Gideon goes out any recruits about 30000 soldiers you call them soldiers. These are peasants for the most part they're farmers. They don't have any swords. I think out of the whole group there may be like three or four swords at that. Okay but come out with Ploughshares with slings whatever they have. And and they're up against thirty one hundred and thirty five thousand Medhi Knight soldiers armed for war. Okay so. But Gideon acts by faith and then God says getting this too many people tell those who are scared to go home. So he tells those who are scared you can go home. So 10000 leave. And now he's left with twenty thousand and now getting into getting a little nervous. Would you agree.   [00:35:23] Yes.   [00:35:25] Twenty thousand force a third of my troops. And we're going to get one hundred thirty five thousand armed warriors all right.   [00:35:32] Those numbers don't add up. Those numbers don't add. So what do you. So what does God say.   [00:35:38] Oh remember. I mean it's been so long.   [00:35:41] Yeah. God says getting you still have too many.   [00:35:44] Yeah. Yeah. But you still have to man.   [00:35:48] So he says Tell everyone to go to the creek go to this river and drink. And based on how they drink there are two ways to drink water you kneel and you cut it in your hand and you bring it up to your mouth and the other way to drink is you kneel and you stick your mouth down to the creek and actually drink out of the creek.   [00:36:08] And he says tell I won't go down and drink. And based on how they drink and I think it's the ones who kneel and stick their mouth into the creek to slurp it up just tell all of them to go home. And so now median is down. Gideon is down to 300 men from thirty thousand three hundred. And guess what God says at that point.   [00:36:35] He says more. Oh no. He says that's perfect. That's all you need.   [00:36:41] Three hundred men against a hundred and thirty five thousand meeting tonight. Okay but then God tells get in to do something strange again. He says now what I want you to do is I want each of you to carry a torch underneath a jar and carry a trumpet. Or a bugle. So if you think about it these days. Okay. You'd have to carry the torch with a jar in one hand and the bugle on the other hand. There is nothing else for you to carry. So he's sending these guys out there without any weapons of warfare. Against one hundred thirty five thousand million AIDS. And here's the plan. All of you get straight down the line marks out there. You take off the jars or break your jars all at the same time. So now there's a flame of torches across one into the other. And then everyone blows the trumpet and says for Gideon and for the Lord. But before he since getting out there God says one more thing. Gideon if you're scared go down into the camp and listen. So Gideon takes his armor bearer. They go into this camp and they hear a story of a dream Being related by one to midnight soldiers to the other.   [00:38:05] I had this dream and this this song this loaf of bread roll down and fell on the tent and crushed it and the other person is now interpreting the dream. By God's direction thing. Well that's nothing but the sort of Gideon he's going to destroy us all. Okay so now Gideon is hearing this go okay. We got this. So now I want you to picture the situation. Gideon goes back and tells these 300 men hey here's what God has told us to do. Here's what we just heard in the camp. Guys we got this. Let's go forward. So they stepped out and they start to march in the middle of the night to do what God has told them.   [00:38:48] Here's the question I have for you. Do you think their heart was beating fast. Do you think they were nervous and maybe a little apprehensive as they went out there or do you think they were cocky confident.   [00:39:06] I would think their hearts would be beating fast even though they heard that you had that word I would think would be.   [00:39:14] I would think so too. OK so firming up by faith is it a lack of concern.   [00:39:22] But it's your choice to step out on God's Will overruling and overpowering any concern you have in the flesh. Okay so it's not like people talk about oh you're so brave. Talking about you know battle warriors. So I wasn't I was scared to death. I just did what I had to do. Okay so the same thing faces. It's not that you have no concern is simply that your commitment to do what the Lord said overrides any concerns that you have.   [00:39:54] And so that's where we find Gideon and the rest the story is they go down there they break their jars so no one holds out their torch. They all blow the trumpet. So you know the trumpet in that time the bugle is a call to war.   [00:40:08] And so three hundred men with trumpets our bugle start blowing their bugles and yelling for Gideon and for the Lord and they round the media night army and from that little bit. The entire hundred thirty five thousand Mitty nights were completely cool. They not only start killing themselves but then during this battle the other Israelites that were the 30000 that did not come with them they muster arms and they come out and they start pursuing them until they're all destroyed. And so we see the same pattern the pattern is that God takes the little resources we have. And frequently he puts us in a position to have only a little bit of resource so that we don't rely on ourselves but we rely on God. And then he tells us very clearly what we should do when he tells us clearly what we talked about in one of the other sessions he highlights scripture for you and he speaks it to your heart or in some way he makes it very clear you know Caroline or Beatty or sue. This is my word for you. I want you to do this. And he makes it very clear to us. And then we step out by faith to do what he has said and we have no comprehension really of how he's going to accomplish protecting us. We're scared we're nervous but we do it anyway because it's God's word to us. And then when we do that God shows up. That's how this whole radical faith concept starts to play out. Is this making sense.   [00:42:01] Oh yes it is. I mean I think even just your description using that story with Gideon is you know encouraging too because I think a lot of times in our mind you know when we think of radical faith or you know what kind of basis we think that pleases God you know maybe we pop ourselves out a thing because you know it's okay to still have you know maybe a question or our heart beating back and you know I think that's encouraging to know. No I mean that's okay. It's about obedience. It's about taking that step even in the midst of you know that kind of question. So I think that was really encouraging for me.   [00:42:44] Let me let me share just kind of personally a time in my business where we weren't doing all that well financially business was hard. Revenues were down. Customers were not very prevalent. Trying to get new customers was tough. And we were on the verge of you know in the natural going out of business. And and the Lord told me focus on my temple not your business. Okay so this message is Hagai one in two. So let me give you the quick synopsis of Hagai Hagai one.   [00:43:26] Okay so this is during the time of Zachariah and Azra it's at the end of the dispersion of the Israelites as God destroy Jerusalem destroyed the temple and shift and sent all of his people Israel and Judah into exile and then God calls them back and they start to rebuild the wall and rebuild the temple. So Hagai is in that timeframe. And during this timeframe they were told to start to rebuild. So they they built the wall up OK. And they were also supposed to build a temple but they stopped building the temple the place of worship. OK. In the Old Testament the temple is a physical structure in the new temple in the New Testament.   [00:44:17] And now the temple is the body of Christ. We're all living stones that we build out the temple of the Lord because the temple is where the Lord dwells and that's us. Okay. So so the correlation into two days time is building the temple is is is sharing the Gospel nurturing people deciphering them being gods hands and feet and building up to the body of Christ. So in Hagai one it says you know you work hard and you get nothing in return.   [00:44:53] He says you put money in your pocket and it goes out in the holes in your pocket. God says I blow it all away.   [00:44:59] And why do I blow away all of your work and all your labors because your focus on your house by my house lies in ruins. And then in Hagai 2 he tells him something really interesting. And it's one of these things that makes no sense. He says. Stop focusing on your own house.   [00:45:21] Stop focusing on your fields. Stop focusing on your provision. Stop focusing on trying to harvest in the grapes and the olives and the figs and all your crops because I just keep blowing them away. You have nothing because I choose for you to have nothing because you've been disobeying me. He says instead focus on building my temple. And if you do then I will bless all of your crops and all your fields and all your heart I'll bless all of that and you'll have an abundance.   [00:45:55] So in this timeframe in my business it was one of those situations where I was working really hard because everything was going south. Figuratively speaking and it required all of my focus just to keep the business going and God kept telling me this is your problem. I told you earlier to build my temple but you keep focusing on your house and Sir my house take me at my word. Focus on my house first and then see what happens. So you know what I did.   [00:46:35] Thanks direction. You have that kind of vision be back in the place. I don't know.   [00:46:42] Yeah I started to focus on saying Okay I'm going to take my time my mental energies my efforts that I would normally put in the business to try to work the business and get it jumpstarted and I'm instead going to abandon that direction and focus on building the Lord's house. Now I still have some business responsibilities I had to do during that time okay. And so I maintain them but my focus shifted to not be concerned about my house but to be concerned about his house.   [00:47:15] And guess what happened with my business.   [00:47:20] Yeah I worked less in the business I had less stress in the business because I turned it over to him and I was now focusing on building his house and also my business starts to grow. It makes no sense in the natural. But it makes all kinds of sense in the spiritual because it's the truth. The truth is when you act on God's direction his clearly defined well for you and you step out at great personal risk or sacrifice because what I was risking is I could lose everything if if I'm wrong.   [00:47:54] But yet even though I was nervous about it I chose to take God at His word and God provided the same thing that we see throughout all these scriptures.   [00:48:07] So that's pretty cool I can tell you some other stories On My Mind in just a moment but I want to kind of go through a couple of what I call truths in all this. So this and the truths of radical faith. Ok first truth is that God is going to use the little that we have to produce the abundance that we need. When we step out on his word he always provides enough. So he's going to always take a little that we have and always provide. The abundance we need. That's the law. That's one of his spiritual laws. Gosh I love to tell you some more stories. Let me move on. The second truth is we must act in faith without any doubt. OK. Once we doubt. The miracle stops or the providential supply stops. Basically when we act by faith which is on God's clearly defined will then God always produces as he's promised. But when we stop acting by faith and we start looking in the natural we get our eyes off of the Lord and on to our circumstances. Then we stop receiving the Lord's providential blessings and we start to receive circumstantial consequences. And the third truth that we can pull out of all this is we have to be willing to accept risk. You cannot live a Christian life without risk because by definition faith is all about risk. With what we see because by definition faith is seeing things from God's perspective which is not the world's perspective. College is kind of making sense.   [00:50:13] Those are great. I hope they will. Let's rewind. Write this down. Those are some great principles. The premise is even more laid on a little longer. What a great way to kill this thing.   [00:50:28] Yeah. So I love what so one of the guys that I learned learned is the wrong word one the guys I studied and that helped me a lot and going on and praying for healing and seeing God heal as a guy named Robbie Dawkins and.   [00:50:52] He says faith is spelled out. I ask. It's risk.   [00:50:59] And here's the way that I think I may have shared this in one of the other visits. Here's the way he expresses it in healing terms. His son one of his son's name is Judah and his son is at a McDonald's. And did I tell the story last time. If I did not tell it again.   [00:51:21] Remember McDonald. Okay Green. I don't know but I'm all for the now.   [00:51:29] Okay folks I'll let them know we finish the story basically redundant then totally a. So. So Judah is at a McDonald's a bunch of high schoolers are in there and one the high school kids is on crutches with a bum food. So what happened is that I broke my foot. So does it hurt his head hurts a lot. So would you like God to heal it.   [00:51:52] Well sure. First off do you think that that high schooler had any expectation that God was going to heal that foot right then. No probably not.   [00:52:01] Probably not. You just said Sure I love regarding yoga but he had no expectation. So here's the question. Did Judah take him off into a corner by himself or no one could see to pray for that foot for God to heal it instantly. Or do you think Judah called everyone in the restaurant to come watch it happen.   [00:52:27] I mean I'm sure. Which way would you do it. I don't know that I would.   [00:52:33] Call everybody to come see it. Whenever we pray for people we do whatever the natural circumstances are we wouldn't necessarily take them away or sue people away but I don't know that we would also sometimes think that they are. But you know I'm thinking wait a minute. Let me tell stories before where he's caught people that won't be my words.   [00:53:01] That's what happened here. So keep in mind Judah is Robby's son and Robby spells faith. Ah I ask. So far Judah did and this is kind of where am.   [00:53:11] This is one of the truisms okay to a degree of radical faith. Is all about risk. You have to be willing to accept risk of what Judah did.   [00:53:20] If he yells out to the entire restaurant Hey guys you want to see a miracle. God is about to heal this broken foot right now.   [00:53:27] Come over and watch that stepping out at great personal risk right. Because you could be greatly embarrassed if God doesn't show up. And then one of the guys said I'm an atheist. I don't believe in that. And so Judas said well then you come up front because you're going to wipe something happened. And so he prays for the foot instantly Hill. The guy throws away his crutches jumping up and down everyone's amazed. God gets the glory. Okay so stepping up in faith always requires risk.   [00:54:06] And I would even say that to the degree of risk you take by acting on God's word is the degree of amazement you're gonna have in watching God work in your life. Let me share just a couple of stories and then we'll wrap up because we're getting close to the time so provision. OK. I want to tell the story of how I got started in business because it's really interesting but it has it ties all this together and shows how much God takes care of us. So nineteen ninety seven is the starting of the story. My wife and I are young married. We have one child just coming out of diapers or maybe still in diapers. We have another Beatty that comes that year. And I find myself first off she's a stay at home mom. So she has no income. We have a house with a mortgage. We have a car with a mortgage. If you ever had one of those and I was unemployed we had 5000 dollars in savings and I gave that five thousand dollars to a missionary couple. So by the first of the year we had nothing in savings. That's where we found ourselves. I did 13 different things that year to make money.   [00:55:40] None of them were very brilliant and none of them did a whole lot because by the end of the year my total adjusted gross income. What you what you actually pay taxes on before you have any giving deductions or maybe after I forget but my total just adjusted gross income was eleven thousand eight hundred eighty two dollars. That's after giving. And during that time what we did is we were giving at that time 20 percent of our income. So every time we earn some money first thing we did is we honor the Lord with it. We gave 20 percent first to the Lord and then we lived off the rest. And I'm a firm believer in Malachi 3. And second Corinthians 9 both of which talk about you cannot out give God financially if you trust him and and give generously that he'll always take care of your needs. So. So here's the cool thing. Not only did we have both mortgages. Not only did we have a Beatty come that year. My wife also had a root canal which cost eleven hundred dollars cash. Not only words are adjusted gross income eleven thousand eight hundred eighty two dollars and not only did we have nothing in savings but here's the cool part.   [00:57:04] We never once miss a payment on anything.   [00:57:08] Well we never once were even late on a payment. We always had an abundance for all of our needs. How does that happen. It doesn't just happen but God moved providential me throughout that entire time and took care of our needs but we stepped out in faith giving the little that we had to him first because we gave by his clearly defined will that he wants us to give and he promises to take care of us when we do. And so that's just you know just another example of not bringing sorry to me but bringing story to how good God is. And we've never once have gone through a period of time where we did not have enough. We've gone through a period of time where we almost went bankrupt. But God always provided and we always had an abundance. And there was never even any great fear because we knew God would always take care of us. And that's kind of what I'm talking about with this radical faith that's trusting at that level that that God is gonna move. Let me wrap up the last couple of thoughts on this because I've got to we've got to start wrapping it up. Last couple of thoughts on this faith is the absolute trust that God will do what he says he will do. And that's where on the last call at the end of the last call I was told you know God asked me what you really believe my word to be true. How would you act differently than you're acting right now.   [00:58:49] If you're acting differently then you would act if you really believed God's word to be true.   [00:58:56] Then you really don't have faith because faith is that absolute trust that God will do what he says he will. And therefore you're going to do exactly what he tells you to do. Faith ultimately can be kind of wrapped up in a simple question Do you trust me. Do you trust my word to be true. Do you trust me to be faithful and true. Do you trust that I'm going to do what I say I'm going to do. And it's not so much about our ability to handle things. Our ability to fix our problems. The thing faith is all about trusting God to act on his promise. Now if we don't have this promise if we don't have his word then we cannot act by faith. It starts first. Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. So we have to do that. And then the last thing I want to share is how much faith does it take. I mentioned earlier at the first the call that faith is you either have it or you don't. It's either true or false. Everyone's been given a measure of faith. When the disciples said to Jesus increase our faith Jesus doesn't say how to increase faith he says well if you have faith of grain the size of a grain of mustard seed you could tell this mountain to be taken up and thrown into the mountain into the ocean. That is not how much faith you have it's simply that you have faith. So I want to show you something. So this comes from Mark Martin 9 versus 23 and 24. To set the stage Jesus has just come down from the mount of transfiguration.   [01:00:36] So this is where Moses and Elijah you know the Prophet the law and the prophet and now Christ's grace and the new covenant all appear the law and the prophets disappear.   [01:00:49] All you have left is the new covenant of grace and Peter blurts out before the law and the prophets disappear. It says Shall I make you a tent for all three of them. Okay. So then they come down the mountain they find a commotion and a commotion is there's a man there with a boy with epilepsy who brought the his son to Jesus his disciples to cast out the demon to heal a son and they could not. And so that's now where we start to find this passage and then he says Lord help me help. Help me if you can.   [01:01:31] And then Jesus says starting in Mark 923 and Jesus said to him if you can. All things are possible to him who believes. And immediately the boy's father cried out and said I do believe help my unbelief. So here's the question. Caroline how much faith did that father have.   [01:01:58] Very little. I mean I guess you could say the size of a mustard seed that Al Gore would need to work with what we have.   [01:02:06] That's right. He had very little in fact the only faith he had. He brought his son there. But even by his own admission. I do believe help my unbelief and all it takes is a little bit of belief. God takes the little that we have.   [01:02:26] And then he miraculously produces the abundance that we need to accomplish what he said is gonna happen. And so it's not a lot of faith is simply acting by what we do have. And last couple of statements on this is that you cannot receive God's promises without faith office promises or promises. From the spiritual realm they emanate into quite frequently into the physical realm. But just like his laws are spiritual so are his promises and you cannot receive those promises except by faith. The other final thing is faith and doubt cannot coexist. If you doubt you don't have faith.   [01:03:18] This is what James says but not the one who doubts expect to receive anything from the Lord. It's okay to be a little bit afraid. It's okay to be a little anxious just like Gideon going down there. I'm sure his heart was beating and they're probably perspiring and they're going oh lord I'm doing what you said but please show up. Okay. And we did the same thing. But the fact is that you act by faith just like the guy that I was selling about Smith Wigglesworth. If he did not go and buy those shoes would he have woken up with his feet. I don't know but my guess is probably not because it was that little act of faith. Trusting guy was gonna do what he did. And we see this even with Jesus. He tells someone he will go wash your eyes and it's only when he wash his eyes that he starts to see.   [01:04:12] So that's pretty much it. Any thoughts or comments anything stand out for you.   [01:04:20] Well I think it was kind of like we started off earlier. It's just a challenge you know to examine your heart. And it's a challenge to step out and risk when you feel holy spirit pumping are you. You hear the words too you know to go for it whether it's praying for somebody or believing for healing or believing like you said the provision whatever it is. I think sometimes that it's easy to believe in your own family or are against it. For my experience to believe you know four things because I can reflect back and know has always been faithful and things like that for my own family and for this and. But it's definitely been these calls have been challenging me as far as stepping out for the evangelistic side because that's not always the easiest thing to operate in as easily as my husband. And so as always it's a good reminder just to go and to to kind of. I don't love this terminology but you know for lack of a better word it's just the verse uses under the bus. But let's do it like you've got to show up guys. And so I don't know. I always walk away challenged. So thank you for inviting me to be a part of this.   [01:05:39] Ok. Well you're welcome. P032

Get Radical Faith with Beatty Carmichael
Getting Out of the Boat - Part 2 (P006)

Get Radical Faith with Beatty Carmichael

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2019 66:18


Transcription (was completed by automated process. Please ignore any speech-to-text errors) [00:00:00] Hi this is Carolyn Springer. Welcome to the next session. I'm calling you with Beatty Carmichael Beatty is the CEO of Master grabber. He created agent dominator and he's one of the top marketing experts in the real estate field. Today we're going to be having one of our radical things call they'll welcome me. I'm excited to get started.   [00:00:21] Well thank you Caroline and I am excited as well and for just as a note for those who are joining in from the real estate side of things. If you're looking for marketing this call is not going to be doing any real estate marketing. We're going to be talking entirely about living a life as a Christian and how to step out in faith. So if you're not interested in that topic just fair warning. That's what this entire call is going to be about so you can move on if you don't have interest but. Oh yeah. So what I wanted to do today Caroline is kind of pick up where we left off the last time we're talking about getting out of the boat and what that means in our spiritual life I saw a plane off not playing off the title but the title of guy's book if you want to walk on water you've got to step out of the boat. So just out of curiosity without putting you on the spot there's no right answer. Does anything come to mind that stood out from our last call that you thought was really interesting or something you really picked up on.   [00:01:36] Well I do remember being just really challenged. I love the way that you explain a lot of you know almost what God expects of us in faith because I think a lot of times we kind of weather it just day to day. We don't really think about being there. You know and just you know the way that faith pleases God really is such a good challenge to be reminded of it's just the way that you explain things in the way that you take scripture. It feels more like conviction than just something that kind of warm and this conviction you know and like a charge and challenge I guess if that makes sense. So that's that's the feeling I remember leaving the last call with. So I don't know if that's something specific but I do always appreciate the way that you explain Scripture with a lot of you know fire and passion and tenacity. I love it.   [00:02:34] I appreciate that. You know it's interesting. If we truly live our life for Christ then there should be that fire and passion just like if you are truly in a marriage where you love your spouse there's gonna be that fire and passion as well because in our life with Christ is a relationship.   [00:02:56] And it's not a list of it's not a set of techniques. It's not a set of do's and don'ts. It's a relationship. And the more you know the person you're in love with the more you know how their heart beats the more you know how they respond and how much they love you then you just flourish in that environment. Does that make sense.   [00:03:22] Absolutely. I mean I think you know that's part of that's a good illustration with a marriage. I mean that's what our relationship with the word should be. It should be the most important relationship in our lives. Then you know to know him that's how we can begin to understand and serve him and so knowing him and loving him and what makes his heart be and I love that that's a great description.   [00:03:44] Yeah. So my goal with these calls is to try to open up what causes that heart to be. And there are laws okay. At the end of Romans 7 Paul talks about the law and how with the law comes recognition of the sin in fact without the law there is no sin but he starts to talk about God's laws are spiritual laws okay. We don't grasp them in our physical body our physical body is unable to do the spiritual laws and that's why our flesh is always at war in conflict worth God's laws and can never please God as it says later in Roman say but in when we have these spiritual laws the more we understand the spiritual laws that's the heart of the father because the father created these laws for us and and so my goal is to try to you know open up what these laws are so we understand more of God's heart and we understand more of how we live in relationship with that.   [00:04:57] Let me do a quick review on just a couple of key things we talked about last time. So this thing we're calling radical faith OK. Which is probably it's a term I started many years back and I'm not sure I will use it today only because I have to re-explain it in Christendom. There is no radical faith here either a yes or no you have faith or you don't have faith there is no degrees of faith that says that.   [00:05:27] What is it. I think it's Romans 12. God has given all a measure of faith. And you don't get more faith or of less faith you either have it or you don't. And in a technical term in what's called programming languages a Boolean. A Boolean is either true or false. OK. That's kind of what faces. But we in our fleshly minds tend to categorize things and degrees and we think that someone has faith because oh look at them there they're walking with the Lord.   [00:06:02] They must have faith or they pray or light. So they have faith but then we see someone that does something more dramatic and they go. That's really a lot of faith that's radical. OK. So using the term strictly from that point radical faith is really what God says this is faith. And what we talked about last time is that this concept this understanding of faith is really choosing to step out on God clearly defined will. And when we step out on. Clearly defined will we see God act when we step out at great personal risk or sacrifice. OK that's a little nutshell definition and this is the point I wanted to kind of underscore from last time. We talked about some things now I want to go into a little bit more application that we see from Scripture and maybe from other people's lives today. But the understanding is this is not simply stepping out trusting God to take care of us. What faith is it stepping out trusting God when we step out on what he directed us to do. Because a lot of times will presume upon God's goodness and when we presume upon God's goodness. God doesn't always act does that make sense.   [00:07:31] Absolutely I think you know the faith has to be placed in his word. And you know in his nature so that makes sense and that's a great explanation.   [00:07:42] Yeah. Let me give you an actual example real life story from to kind of talk about this. The. Let's see. I'm just shooting you a quick text.   [00:07:59] So on this story this is a bypass or over in Korea named Dr. Paul younger Cho. He wrote a book called The fourth dimension. Really fascinating book. It was written back in the 80s I think. And at that time his church was much smaller than it is today. At that time his church was only 500000 members. Okay. Today it numbers into the millions. But he was sharing this. He was talking about this this idea this understanding of faith and what it is and how we apply it. And he was sharing an example. That kind of I'm trying to lead into and that is it's not presumption. Faith is when we act on God's clearly defined well enough when we act on what we think his desires. And so there has been there was a lot of discussion during this timeframe about stepping out on God's will and stepping up by faith God's going to move and do frequently do the miraculous. So these teenagers were headed to a remote village to go share the gospel. That's God's will to go share the gospel with these people. They came to an impasse. There was a raging river. Much like the Jordan was a raging river at the time Joshua crossed the Jordan to go to Jericho. When God finally led them into the promised land and these teenagers there was a group of three or four girls out of this group of teenagers that said hey guys wait hold on. We're doing God's will. We need a step out by faith just like the priest did when they crossed the Jordan says they put their foot in the Jordan. The Jordan River dried up so they could cross on dry line dry land. So we need to trust God to do the same thing here. When we walk into that raging creek raging river god will dry it up and we're gonna walk across on dry land. So they stepped out and guess what happened.   [00:10:10] Did not part. That's right. They're not art.   [00:10:14] They found their bodies three or four days later. Okay so that's presumption. That's not faith. And this is the key. Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ and that hearing the word that word is Raymer. And in a very simplistic I was corrected by my pastor.   [00:10:36] One of my pastors a couple of years ago said you know the word Ramo actually has like you know multiple different definitions and stuff. So I'm not being real technical I'm being very general on this. The general idea with Reema is it's a specific message to you and those girls do not have a specific message to go step out in the creek in the river. So when we have the specific message then when we step out by faith then that's when God moves. Fun fun interesting story years back Smith Wigglesworth is praying for this guy who has no feet.   [00:11:17] And he said tomorrow when you wake up you will have feet. So you need to go buy some shoes today. So the man goes into the shoe store and says I need to get some shoes and the shoe man shoe salesman said what size. He said I don't know just pick any size. Therefore a guy looked as though you don't have any fees said not today but I will tomorrow. So he bought the shoes and he woke up in the morning in the Etsy. So now you could wear the shoes and they happen to be. I'm sure the exact same size as the shoes that he bought.   [00:11:56] So that's stamping out by God's direction. OK.   [00:12:02] But if you're not stepping out by God's clearly defined well then you're not standing up by faith. So just be cautious on that. So when we do step out this is the thing that's interesting when we act on quote God has clearly directed us even though what God has directed us may seem contrary to all natural laws. It doesn't matter because I think we talked about this earlier Thy word is truth remember. God's Word is truth.   [00:12:34] Truth is always true. What we have in N on the earth is simply reality and God's truth trumps reality all the time. So when God tells us to do something and it doesn't line up into what we think it should or could. That's where faith comes in because faith is is walking not by sight but by faith. So we find that God shows up when we step out sometimes God shows up providential and sometimes he shows up miraculously. We're having this challenge right now. I'll just share a personal story. It's not a challenge. There's this constant conflict. My wife and I and my son who goes by my name Beatty Junior and the Lord's been directing Beatty Junior to fast too fast for extended periods of time. Okay so you see a lot of people when they seek the Lord in the Bible they fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Now if you know anything about fasting the body usually can go about two or three weeks without food and then it goes into extreme stages of starvation. So 40 days and 40 nights and still have energy is miraculous.   [00:13:55] Well my wife is our concern because Beatty Junior is losing weight. I keep going but he's following guy's direction. Don't worry about it. So there's this natural conflict because she sees it in the natural but you got to have nutrition. And I keep saying. But if you feast on God's Word and God's word provides the sustenance your body needs. This is what it says back in in Rome and say that the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead gives life to our mortal bodies. Okay. Sustaining life. And so you have this conflict that it doesn't seem natural but because it's not. So are you going to trust the natural or are you going to trust God's word. And and so this kind of brings us back to one key element. You can't put God in a box based on what you see and experience. You can't put him in a box that it can't be true because. OK that's it. You know if you have a limit to what you're willing to trust God on then that means you've got God in a box and God doesn't fit in a box because he's infinite. And what he chooses to do goes beyond anything that the human mind can can dream up something and comprehend.   [00:15:24] Thank you. And so this is where. And so that's kind of the review I want to do one last thing that we talked about last week and then move on from there in two days visit. So last week we also talked about or last time we talked about Peter walking on the water and I just want to go back to that passage. So this is Matthew 14 versus 28 331. And it says this. So Peter said to him meanings to Jesus Lord if it's you.   [00:15:54] Command me to come to you on the water and Jesus said Come. Okay. So Peter's saying Lord if it's you give me a Raymer. Right. If we want to use these terms and so Jesus gave Peter a Raymer he commanded Peter come. And with that come in is the intrinsic promise of sustenance. Come walk on the water and you will walk. So so Peter now has this Rama. And so Peter with this quote unquote radical faith he steps out. He chooses to step out to do God's clearly defined will at great personal risk. OK. So there is our definition. And here's how Peter does it. And Peter got out of the boat and he walked on the water and he came toward Jesus. It makes no sense in the natural. But truth overcomes reality. And so he starts to walk on the water. And now God provides not profit initially but provides miraculously and then it continues and he says. But seeing the wind. He became frightened. So now we have the problem. Peter takes his eyes off of Jesus with his which is the truth and puts his eyes onto the natural which is reality. And something happens. But seeing the wind he became frightened and beginning to sink. He cries out. Lord save me. So as soon as he changes where he places his focus living life in the spirit versus life in the flesh if we go back to that Roman terminology kind of loosely okay then as soon as he does that the miracle stops and a natural consequence occurs. Until at that point he prays. He says Lord save me. And at that moment God answers his prayer immediately. Jesus stretched out his hand and took hold of him and saved him. Right. And so we think sometimes that because God answers our prayer we're doing great.   [00:18:18] But that's not the case all the time because here God answers his prayer because he failed to do God's highest and best because he got his eyes off of Jesus and he got them on to reality. He shifted perspective and then Jesus rebuked him. There's only a few things that Jesus rebukes his disciples for the one he rebukes them the most often is this one you have little faith. Why did you doubt. And so now we have little faith and doubt. Doubt is the opposite of faith. Faith is seen from God's perspective. Doubt is seeing the opposite of God's perspective. And we could say that fairly simply and mostly accurately that doubt is seen from the natural perspective faith is from God's perspective. Doubt is from the natural perspective. And so here's the cool part that we start to pull out of this passage.   [00:19:22] Is that when we act in faith. God acts on our behalf. Either miraculously or providential both when we act by sight. Then what happens is those miracles or gods acting on our behalf stopped and we start to get the natural consequence.   [00:19:44] Did I share. I think I did last time about that period of time in my business like fears back where we were losing money losing money and I came to the law and said When are you going to let up and he said well if you believe my word to be true how would you act differently. Did we talk about that.   [00:20:02] We did. Yes and how you had cut back on salaries and then even though the numbers didn't add up. You kind of changed it around according to faith.   [00:20:12] Yeah yeah.   [00:20:13] So you know the cool thing is nothing changed except we now spent more money because we put everyone back at full pay and immediately without any any comprehension of how we did it. We started making money again.   [00:20:32] Okay. And this is what what happens when you step out by guys clearly defined well. So when he said you know if you really believe my word to be true how would you act differently than you're acting right now. When I acted differently then that was me acting on his. Okay. And so that kind of brings us in to where we are. And here's the here's why I want to kind of take off from here as we walk through our lives our life of walking by faith with the Lord. Nothing is set in stone in terms of what's going to occur in a kind of in a natural sense. Okay. In every situation there are two possible outcomes the outcome if we step out by faith and follow God's word or the outcome if we step out by sight. And follow our eyes. OK. And and as violence we follow God's word. We're gonna have his promises but if we fight if we if we resist his word because it doesn't make sense and therefore we're believing in our logic and in believing in our intellect and believing in what we see then at that point we don't get his promises we get the consequences of our actions and and both of those are true outcomes which is dependent on you.   [00:22:03] So I wanted to walk you through a couple of examples scripturally on how this works. Just to try to build out this picture a little bit more because what what I've learned is God starts to take what ever it is that we have. And then he usually multiplies that in some form or fashion to accomplish what we need. It's not that he does a creative miracle by itself is that he either does it create a miracle starting with what we have or he does a providential supply starting with what we have. But it seems like he usually starts with what little we have. And I want to I want Have you read a passage and then we'll kind of talk through this.   [00:22:48] So this is coming from second King's second Kings chapter 4 and the first six verses. So as you're getting there. Let me just kind of give the background. So this is a story about Eliza and a widow and not Elijah but this is Elijah successor Alicia. And let me know if you've got it pulled up and then I'll let you read it.   [00:23:16] Yes.   [00:23:17] Taking kings for starting first six verses OK here's how we read it.   [00:23:25] Ok so the wife of the man from a company of prophets cried out to Elijah your servant my husband is dead and you know that he revered the Lord but now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves. Elijah replied to her How can I help you. Tell me what you what do you have in your house.   [00:23:46] It has four walls also just kind of give you the framework here. So at this time you have what's called debtors prison and debtor slavery. If you owe money and you can't pay it you then come either thrown in prison until you or somebody brings the money on your behalf or you go into slavery to work it off. That's what's happened here. Her deceased husband had borrowed money. They have nothing. And so now she's about to lose her sons to become slaves. So da situation you pick up from there again.   [00:24:26] Ok so this is her replying to a license. She says your servant has nothing here at all she said except a small jar of olive oil like you said go round and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your son. Pour oil into all the jars and as it's filled. Put it to one side. She left him and shut the door behind her and her son. They they brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the doors were closed he said to her son bring me another one. But he replied There is not a jar left. Then the oil stopped flowing.   [00:25:03] Okay great. So here's we start to see the same pattern that we're going to see throughout. And that pattern is that.   [00:25:14] We come into a dire situation in fact I was reading in Psalms this morning and it says and it said that God takes pleasure and is honored when we cry out to him in times of trouble. He loves rescuing us. And so here we have a situation bad situation. The widow has nothing to lose her sons. And then she hears God's word God's Rama spoken through a life of the prophet. And first off God asks her What do you have. And she says I don't have much. All I have is a jar of oil. So then there's the Rama.   [00:26:05] We'll go grab all the jars not little ones and not just a few as many big ones as many jars as possible throughout everywhere in the village.   [00:26:15] Go on and bring them all. And so they act by faith. They can't see. They don't understand. If they were to try to understand in the natural they would completely doubt. But they acted on God's word. And then when they acted on God's word God starts to do a miracle. He starts to take the little that she has and produce the abundance that she needs. But he starts with what she has which is the little that she has and her faith. And then we see one other thing. Okay as long as she acts by faith and there's more jars to pour the oil into what happens to the oil.   [00:27:06] It stops flowing once the giant.   [00:27:08] Yeah. Once they're out of charge. But as long as they continue to have jars and continue to act by faith God continue to produce a miracle.   [00:27:18] But then my second question was going to be what happened when they ran out of jars when they ran out. They stopped acting by faith and the oil stopped. It's the same pattern that happened with Peter walking on the water isn't it.   [00:27:37] Peter walked on the water as long as he acts by faith. As soon as he starts acting the miracle starts. But we see that guy there with a light show. Let's pull up another one. Pull this up. So then let's shift over to Mark and I'll read this. This comes from Mark Six. This is Jesus feeding the 5000 people. We see a very similar pattern. OK so this is starting in verse 35. It says when it was already quite late His disciples came to him to Jesus and said This place is desolate so just set the background okay.   [00:28:21] Jesus has come over here to a large area on the side of the lake. The Sea of Galilee. Crowds of people are there. He's been teaching them okay. They've been there apparently for several days and now we we pick up on this and it is already quite late His disciples came to him and said This place is desolate and is already quite late send them away so that they may go by themselves something to eat but Jesus answered You give them something to eat.   [00:28:54] How much have you have. How much do you have. How many loaves. We have some kind of skipping around. And Jesus says go look. Tell me how many loaves you have so same thing that happened with Aisha. He asked the widow first. What do you have. That's now what Jesus is doing. What do you have. And when they found out they said five and two fish. So they don't have much. And their need is very great. So then Jesus commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.   [00:29:27] And it says that they all eight and were satisfied and they picked up twelve baskets of the broken pieces and also the fish fish. And there were 5000 men who ate the loves. So we know obviously that there's 10 to 15000 total people by the time you add women and children. So here we see the same thing happening. God takes the little that we have and produces the abundance that we need. Because he takes the little that we have and produces the abundance that we need when we are following him. When we act in faith by faith on his direction when we serve him because he always takes a little that we have and produces the abundance we need there should never be any time of fear in our lives because we don't have enough of one ever because I know one of the things that most of us struggle with is oh my gosh we don't have enough money to pay the bills or we don't have enough of this or when it comes to health or anything like that we're always start to get our eyes on the natural but God says follow me when I give you a direction step out in faith and I'll always provide for you I'll always give you what you need I won't share one other story from biblical account and this is the story of getting in Do you remember getting in the Bible.   [00:31:02] I do. I don't remember much about him. OK.   [00:31:07] Yes. So. So Gideon is one of one of the judges. OK so to give you a historical perspective the Israelites have moved into the Promised Land. Joshua has now died. And when Joshua died the leadership who trusted the Lord and believed in the Lord and follow the Lord went away. And then people kind of went and did their own things. Okay. So you lost the unity you lost the leadership and therefore you lost the. The receiving of the full promise. So there was a period of judges where God used different people. He called judges. There were basically rulers of the people that would come up and provide protection for the people and guidance and Gideon is one of them. So the way it happens with Gideon is the Lord speaks to Gideon says Gideon. So at this time many knights were coming and raiding the Israelites and they would read them during harvest time. So you'd go out there you'd work all the time you know get a crop in get your olives in get your grapes in and then these bands of warriors would come and attack you and take all your food. So people were living in caves.   [00:32:35] They were storing their food in secret trying to do everything they could to protect themselves. And that's the time that we find Gideon and God comes up to Gideon and says I think I've got this turn right. Oh mighty warrior. OK. And getting in says who me and God tells getting that I want you to go defeat your enemies for Israel. And getting in says I'm not sure this is real. I'm the least of the least of all the tribes and the youngest of my family my family is the least of the tribe. Okay. And so from a hierarchy he has no ruler in ruling or leadership opportunity. It's sort of a caste system there and he's at the bottom of the barrel. But God says no it is you. You know I've chosen you right. And we're gonna want you to do it. So if you remember the story the fleece getting put out of fleece. This is really you and this is your word then cause the police to be wet but the ground to be dry. God does and then he does it again but just it cause the fleece to be dry. But the ground to be wet guy does. And so God has patience with Gideon as Gideon wrestles with what he sees in the natural versus gods clearly defined well for him.   [00:33:58] So now we fast forward just a little bit. Gideon steps out by faith he takes away the altar that his father had made to an idol and and then we fast forward to the point that I want to talk about at this point the MITI knights are now invading the land they're coming against the land. And God tells Gideon you know go and defend Israel against the media nice So Gideon goes out any recruits about 30000 soldiers you call them soldiers. These are peasants for the most part they're farmers. They don't have any swords. I think out of the whole group there may be like three or four swords at that. Okay but come out with Ploughshares with slings whatever they have. And and they're up against thirty one hundred and thirty five thousand Medhi Knight soldiers armed for war. Okay so. But Gideon acts by faith and then God says getting this too many people tell those who are scared to go home. So he tells those who are scared you can go home. So 10000 leave. And now he's left with twenty thousand and now getting into getting a little nervous. Would you agree.   [00:35:23] Yes.   [00:35:25] Twenty thousand force a third of my troops. And we're going to get one hundred thirty five thousand armed warriors all right.   [00:35:32] Those numbers don't add up. Those numbers don't add. So what do you. So what does God say.   [00:35:38] Oh remember. I mean it's been so long.   [00:35:41] Yeah. God says getting you still have too many.   [00:35:44] Yeah. Yeah. But you still have to man.   [00:35:48] So he says Tell everyone to go to the creek go to this river and drink. And based on how they drink there are two ways to drink water you kneel and you cut it in your hand and you bring it up to your mouth and the other way to drink is you kneel and you stick your mouth down to the creek and actually drink out of the creek.   [00:36:08] And he says tell I won't go down and drink. And based on how they drink and I think it's the ones who kneel and stick their mouth into the creek to slurp it up just tell all of them to go home. And so now median is down. Gideon is down to 300 men from thirty thousand three hundred. And guess what God says at that point.   [00:36:35] He says more. Oh no. He says that's perfect. That's all you need.   [00:36:41] Three hundred men against a hundred and thirty five thousand meeting tonight. Okay but then God tells get in to do something strange again. He says now what I want you to do is I want each of you to carry a torch underneath a jar and carry a trumpet. Or a bugle. So if you think about it these days. Okay. You'd have to carry the torch with a jar in one hand and the bugle on the other hand. There is nothing else for you to carry. So he's sending these guys out there without any weapons of warfare. Against one hundred thirty five thousand million AIDS. And here's the plan. All of you get straight down the line marks out there. You take off the jars or break your jars all at the same time. So now there's a flame of torches across one into the other. And then everyone blows the trumpet and says for Gideon and for the Lord. But before he since getting out there God says one more thing. Gideon if you're scared go down into the camp and listen. So Gideon takes his armor bearer. They go into this camp and they hear a story of a dream Being related by one to midnight soldiers to the other.   [00:38:05] I had this dream and this this song this loaf of bread roll down and fell on the tent and crushed it and the other person is now interpreting the dream. By God's direction thing. Well that's nothing but the sort of Gideon he's going to destroy us all. Okay so now Gideon is hearing this go okay. We got this. So now I want you to picture the situation. Gideon goes back and tells these 300 men hey here's what God has told us to do. Here's what we just heard in the camp. Guys we got this. Let's go forward. So they stepped out and they start to march in the middle of the night to do what God has told them.   [00:38:48] Here's the question I have for you. Do you think their heart was beating fast. Do you think they were nervous and maybe a little apprehensive as they went out there or do you think they were cocky confident.   [00:39:06] I would think their hearts would be beating fast even though they heard that you had that word I would think would be.   [00:39:14] I would think so too. OK so firming up by faith is it a lack of concern.   [00:39:22] But it's your choice to step out on God's Will overruling and overpowering any concern you have in the flesh. Okay so it's not like people talk about oh you're so brave. Talking about you know battle warriors. So I wasn't I was scared to death. I just did what I had to do. Okay so the same thing faces. It's not that you have no concern is simply that your commitment to do what the Lord said overrides any concerns that you have.   [00:39:54] And so that's where we find Gideon and the rest the story is they go down there they break their jars so no one holds out their torch. They all blow the trumpet. So you know the trumpet in that time the bugle is a call to war.   [00:40:08] And so three hundred men with trumpets our bugle start blowing their bugles and yelling for Gideon and for the Lord and they round the media night army and from that little bit. The entire hundred thirty five thousand Mitty nights were completely cool. They not only start killing themselves but then during this battle the other Israelites that were the 30000 that did not come with them they muster arms and they come out and they start pursuing them until they're all destroyed. And so we see the same pattern the pattern is that God takes the little resources we have. And frequently he puts us in a position to have only a little bit of resource so that we don't rely on ourselves but we rely on God. And then he tells us very clearly what we should do when he tells us clearly what we talked about in one of the other sessions he highlights scripture for you and he speaks it to your heart or in some way he makes it very clear you know Caroline or Beatty or sue. This is my word for you. I want you to do this. And he makes it very clear to us. And then we step out by faith to do what he has said and we have no comprehension really of how he's going to accomplish protecting us. We're scared we're nervous but we do it anyway because it's God's word to us. And then when we do that God shows up. That's how this whole radical faith concept starts to play out. Is this making sense.   [00:42:01] Oh yes it is. I mean I think even just your description using that story with Gideon is you know encouraging too because I think a lot of times in our mind you know when we think of radical faith or you know what kind of basis we think that pleases God you know maybe we pop ourselves out a thing because you know it's okay to still have you know maybe a question or our heart beating back and you know I think that's encouraging to know. No I mean that's okay. It's about obedience. It's about taking that step even in the midst of you know that kind of question. So I think that was really encouraging for me.   [00:42:44] Let me let me share just kind of personally a time in my business where we weren't doing all that well financially business was hard. Revenues were down. Customers were not very prevalent. Trying to get new customers was tough. And we were on the verge of you know in the natural going out of business. And and the Lord told me focus on my temple not your business. Okay so this message is Hagai one in two. So let me give you the quick synopsis of Hagai Hagai one.   [00:43:26] Okay so this is during the time of Zachariah and Azra it's at the end of the dispersion of the Israelites as God destroy Jerusalem destroyed the temple and shift and sent all of his people Israel and Judah into exile and then God calls them back and they start to rebuild the wall and rebuild the temple. So Hagai is in that timeframe. And during this timeframe they were told to start to rebuild. So they they built the wall up OK. And they were also supposed to build a temple but they stopped building the temple the place of worship. OK. In the Old Testament the temple is a physical structure in the new temple in the New Testament.   [00:44:17] And now the temple is the body of Christ. We're all living stones that we build out the temple of the Lord because the temple is where the Lord dwells and that's us. Okay. So so the correlation into two days time is building the temple is is is sharing the Gospel nurturing people deciphering them being gods hands and feet and building up to the body of Christ. So in Hagai one it says you know you work hard and you get nothing in return.   [00:44:53] He says you put money in your pocket and it goes out in the holes in your pocket. God says I blow it all away.   [00:44:59] And why do I blow away all of your work and all your labors because your focus on your house by my house lies in ruins. And then in Hagai 2 he tells him something really interesting. And it's one of these things that makes no sense. He says. Stop focusing on your own house.   [00:45:21] Stop focusing on your fields. Stop focusing on your provision. Stop focusing on trying to harvest in the grapes and the olives and the figs and all your crops because I just keep blowing them away. You have nothing because I choose for you to have nothing because you've been disobeying me. He says instead focus on building my temple. And if you do then I will bless all of your crops and all your fields and all your heart I'll bless all of that and you'll have an abundance.   [00:45:55] So in this timeframe in my business it was one of those situations where I was working really hard because everything was going south. Figuratively speaking and it required all of my focus just to keep the business going and God kept telling me this is your problem. I told you earlier to build my temple but you keep focusing on your house and Sir my house take me at my word. Focus on my house first and then see what happens. So you know what I did.   [00:46:35] Thanks direction. You have that kind of vision be back in the place. I don't know.   [00:46:42] Yeah I started to focus on saying Okay I'm going to take my time my mental energies my efforts that I would normally put in the business to try to work the business and get it jumpstarted and I'm instead going to abandon that direction and focus on building the Lord's house. Now I still have some business responsibilities I had to do during that time okay. And so I maintain them but my focus shifted to not be concerned about my house but to be concerned about his house.   [00:47:15] And guess what happened with my business.   [00:47:20] Yeah I worked less in the business I had less stress in the business because I turned it over to him and I was now focusing on building his house and also my business starts to grow. It makes no sense in the natural. But it makes all kinds of sense in the spiritual because it's the truth. The truth is when you act on God's direction his clearly defined well for you and you step out at great personal risk or sacrifice because what I was risking is I could lose everything if if I'm wrong.   [00:47:54] But yet even though I was nervous about it I chose to take God at His word and God provided the same thing that we see throughout all these scriptures.   [00:48:07] So that's pretty cool I can tell you some other stories On My Mind in just a moment but I want to kind of go through a couple of what I call truths in all this. So this and the truths of radical faith. Ok first truth is that God is going to use the little that we have to produce the abundance that we need. When we step out on his word he always provides enough. So he's going to always take a little that we have and always provide. The abundance we need. That's the law. That's one of his spiritual laws. Gosh I love to tell you some more stories. Let me move on. The second truth is we must act in faith without any doubt. OK. Once we doubt. The miracle stops or the providential supply stops. Basically when we act by faith which is on God's clearly defined will then God always produces as he's promised. But when we stop acting by faith and we start looking in the natural we get our eyes off of the Lord and on to our circumstances. Then we stop receiving the Lord's providential blessings and we start to receive circumstantial consequences. And the third truth that we can pull out of all this is we have to be willing to accept risk. You cannot live a Christian life without risk because by definition faith is all about risk. With what we see because by definition faith is seeing things from God's perspective which is not the world's perspective. College is kind of making sense.   [00:50:13] Those are great. I hope they will. Let's rewind. Write this down. Those are some great principles. The premise is even more laid on a little longer. What a great way to kill this thing.   [00:50:28] Yeah. So I love what so one of the guys that I learned learned is the wrong word one the guys I studied and that helped me a lot and going on and praying for healing and seeing God heal as a guy named Robbie Dawkins and.   [00:50:52] He says faith is spelled out. I ask. It's risk.   [00:50:59] And here's the way that I think I may have shared this in one of the other visits. Here's the way he expresses it in healing terms. His son one of his son's name is Judah and his son is at a McDonald's. And did I tell the story last time. If I did not tell it again.   [00:51:21] Remember McDonald. Okay Green. I don't know but I'm all for the now.   [00:51:29] Okay folks I'll let them know we finish the story basically redundant then totally a. So. So Judah is at a McDonald's a bunch of high schoolers are in there and one the high school kids is on crutches with a bum food. So what happened is that I broke my foot. So does it hurt his head hurts a lot. So would you like God to heal it.   [00:51:52] Well sure. First off do you think that that high schooler had any expectation that God was going to heal that foot right then. No probably not.   [00:52:01] Probably not. You just said Sure I love regarding yoga but he had no expectation. So here's the question. Did Judah take him off into a corner by himself or no one could see to pray for that foot for God to heal it instantly. Or do you think Judah called everyone in the restaurant to come watch it happen.   [00:52:27] I mean I'm sure. Which way would you do it. I don't know that I would.   [00:52:33] Call everybody to come see it. Whenever we pray for people we do whatever the natural circumstances are we wouldn't necessarily take them away or sue people away but I don't know that we would also sometimes think that they are. But you know I'm thinking wait a minute. Let me tell stories before where he's caught people that won't be my words.   [00:53:01] That's what happened here. So keep in mind Judah is Robby's son and Robby spells faith. Ah I ask. So far Judah did and this is kind of where am.   [00:53:11] This is one of the truisms okay to a degree of radical faith. Is all about risk. You have to be willing to accept risk of what Judah did.   [00:53:20] If he yells out to the entire restaurant Hey guys you want to see a miracle. God is about to heal this broken foot right now.   [00:53:27] Come over and watch that stepping out at great personal risk right. Because you could be greatly embarrassed if God doesn't show up. And then one of the guys said I'm an atheist. I don't believe in that. And so Judas said well then you come up front because you're going to wipe something happened. And so he prays for the foot instantly Hill. The guy throws away his crutches jumping up and down everyone's amazed. God gets the glory. Okay so stepping up in faith always requires risk.   [00:54:06] And I would even say that to the degree of risk you take by acting on God's word is the degree of amazement you're gonna have in watching God work in your life. Let me share just a couple of stories and then we'll wrap up because we're getting close to the time so provision. OK. I want to tell the story of how I got started in business because it's really interesting but it has it ties all this together and shows how much God takes care of us. So nineteen ninety seven is the starting of the story. My wife and I are young married. We have one child just coming out of diapers or maybe still in diapers. We have another Beatty that comes that year. And I find myself first off she's a stay at home mom. So she has no income. We have a house with a mortgage. We have a car with a mortgage. If you ever had one of those and I was unemployed we had 5000 dollars in savings and I gave that five thousand dollars to a missionary couple. So by the first of the year we had nothing in savings. That's where we found ourselves. I did 13 different things that year to make money.   [00:55:40] None of them were very brilliant and none of them did a whole lot because by the end of the year my total adjusted gross income. What you what you actually pay taxes on before you have any giving deductions or maybe after I forget but my total just adjusted gross income was eleven thousand eight hundred eighty two dollars. That's after giving. And during that time what we did is we were giving at that time 20 percent of our income. So every time we earn some money first thing we did is we honor the Lord with it. We gave 20 percent first to the Lord and then we lived off the rest. And I'm a firm believer in Malachi 3. And second Corinthians 9 both of which talk about you cannot out give God financially if you trust him and and give generously that he'll always take care of your needs. So. So here's the cool thing. Not only did we have both mortgages. Not only did we have a Beatty come that year. My wife also had a root canal which cost eleven hundred dollars cash. Not only words are adjusted gross income eleven thousand eight hundred eighty two dollars and not only did we have nothing in savings but here's the cool part.   [00:57:04] We never once miss a payment on anything.   [00:57:08] Well we never once were even late on a payment. We always had an abundance for all of our needs. How does that happen. It doesn't just happen but God moved providential me throughout that entire time and took care of our needs but we stepped out in faith giving the little that we had to him first because we gave by his clearly defined will that he wants us to give and he promises to take care of us when we do. And so that's just you know just another example of not bringing sorry to me but bringing story to how good God is. And we've never once have gone through a period of time where we did not have enough. We've gone through a period of time where we almost went bankrupt. But God always provided and we always had an abundance. And there was never even any great fear because we knew God would always take care of us. And that's kind of what I'm talking about with this radical faith that's trusting at that level that that God is gonna move. Let me wrap up the last couple of thoughts on this because I've got to we've got to start wrapping it up. Last couple of thoughts on this faith is the absolute trust that God will do what he says he will do. And that's where on the last call at the end of the last call I was told you know God asked me what you really believe my word to be true. How would you act differently than you're acting right now.   [00:58:49] If you're acting differently then you would act if you really believed God's word to be true.   [00:58:56] Then you really don't have faith because faith is that absolute trust that God will do what he says he will. And therefore you're going to do exactly what he tells you to do. Faith ultimately can be kind of wrapped up in a simple question Do you trust me. Do you trust my word to be true. Do you trust me to be faithful and true. Do you trust that I'm going to do what I say I'm going to do. And it's not so much about our ability to handle things. Our ability to fix our problems. The thing faith is all about trusting God to act on his promise. Now if we don't have this promise if we don't have his word then we cannot act by faith. It starts first. Faith comes from hearing the word of Christ. So we have to do that. And then the last thing I want to share is how much faith does it take. I mentioned earlier at the first the call that faith is you either have it or you don't. It's either true or false. Everyone's been given a measure of faith. When the disciples said to Jesus increase our faith Jesus doesn't say how to increase faith he says well if you have faith of grain the size of a grain of mustard seed you could tell this mountain to be taken up and thrown into the mountain into the ocean. That is not how much faith you have it's simply that you have faith. So I want to show you something. So this comes from Mark Martin 9 versus 23 and 24. To set the stage Jesus has just come down from the mount of transfiguration.   [01:00:36] So this is where Moses and Elijah you know the Prophet the law and the prophet and now Christ's grace and the new covenant all appear the law and the prophets disappear.   [01:00:49] All you have left is the new covenant of grace and Peter blurts out before the law and the prophets disappear. It says Shall I make you a tent for all three of them. Okay. So then they come down the mountain they find a commotion and a commotion is there's a man there with a boy with epilepsy who brought the his son to Jesus his disciples to cast out the demon to heal a son and they could not. And so that's now where we start to find this passage and then he says Lord help me help. Help me if you can.   [01:01:31] And then Jesus says starting in Mark 923 and Jesus said to him if you can. All things are possible to him who believes. And immediately the boy's father cried out and said I do believe help my unbelief. So here's the question. Caroline how much faith did that father have.   [01:01:58] Very little. I mean I guess you could say the size of a mustard seed that Al Gore would need to work with what we have.   [01:02:06] That's right. He had very little in fact the only faith he had. He brought his son there. But even by his own admission. I do believe help my unbelief and all it takes is a little bit of belief. God takes the little that we have.   [01:02:26] And then he miraculously produces the abundance that we need to accomplish what he said is gonna happen. And so it's not a lot of faith is simply acting by what we do have. And last couple of statements on this is that you cannot receive God's promises without faith office promises or promises. From the spiritual realm they emanate into quite frequently into the physical realm. But just like his laws are spiritual so are his promises and you cannot receive those promises except by faith. The other final thing is faith and doubt cannot coexist. If you doubt you don't have faith.   [01:03:18] This is what James says but not the one who doubts expect to receive anything from the Lord. It's okay to be a little bit afraid. It's okay to be a little anxious just like Gideon going down there. I'm sure his heart was beating and they're probably perspiring and they're going oh lord I'm doing what you said but please show up. Okay. And we did the same thing. But the fact is that you act by faith just like the guy that I was selling about Smith Wigglesworth. If he did not go and buy those shoes would he have woken up with his feet. I don't know but my guess is probably not because it was that little act of faith. Trusting guy was gonna do what he did. And we see this even with Jesus. He tells someone he will go wash your eyes and it's only when he wash his eyes that he starts to see.   [01:04:12] So that's pretty much it. Any thoughts or comments anything stand out for you.   [01:04:20] Well I think it was kind of like we started off earlier. It's just a challenge you know to examine your heart. And it's a challenge to step out and risk when you feel holy spirit pumping are you. You hear the words too you know to go for it whether it's praying for somebody or believing for healing or believing like you said the provision whatever it is. I think sometimes that it's easy to believe in your own family or are against it. For my experience to believe you know four things because I can reflect back and know has always been faithful and things like that for my own family and for this and. But it's definitely been these calls have been challenging me as far as stepping out for the evangelistic side because that's not always the easiest thing to operate in as easily as my husband. And so as always it's a good reminder just to go and to to kind of. I don't love this terminology but you know for lack of a better word it's just the verse uses under the bus. But let's do it like you've got to show up guys. And so I don't know. I always walk away challenged. So thank you for inviting me to be a part of this.   [01:05:39] Ok. Well you're welcome.     P006

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I’ve been looking forward to having Hagai Bilitzky on the podcast for years, and it was great to be able to sit down with him in person at the 2018 European Bass Congress and dig into his explorations of Middle Eastern music on the bass.  Hagai has a wealth of information regarding Middle Eastern music on his website, and this is must-read material for any bassist interested in exploring this world.  Be sure to check out his articles, videos, blog, CD, and his soon-to-come book!   Listen to Contrabass Conversations with our free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle! Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by: Kolstein Music The Samuel Kolstein Violin Shop was founded by Samuel Kolstein in 1943 as a Violin and Bow making establishment in Brooklyn, New York. Now on Long Island, over 60 years later, Kolstein’s has built a proud reputation for quality, craftsmanship and expertise in both the manufacture and repair of a whole range of stringed instruments, and has expanded to a staff of twelve experts in restoration, marketing and production. Robertson & Sons Violins For more than four decades, Robertson & Sons has specialized in providing the highest quality stringed instruments and bows to collectors, professional musicians, music educators, and students of all ages. Their modern facility is equipped with three instrument showrooms as well as a beautiful Recital Hall available to our clients to in their search for the perfect instrument and/or bow. Upton Bass String Instrument Company Upton's Karr Model Upton Double Bass represents an evolution of our popular first Karr model, refined and enhanced with further input from Gary Karr. Since its introduction, the Karr Model with its combination of comfort and tone has gained a loyal following with jazz and roots players. The slim, long “Karr neck” has even become a favorite of crossover electric players. D'Addario Strings This episode is brought to you by D’Addario Strings! Check out their Zyex strings, which are synthetic core strings that produce an extremely warm, rich sound. Get the sound and feel of gut strings with more evenness, projection and stability than real gut.   A440 Violin Shop An institution in the Roscoe Village neighborhood for over 20 years, A440's commitment to fairness and value means that we have many satisfied customers from the local, national, and international string playing communities. Our clients include major symphony orchestras, professional orchestra and chamber music players, aspiring students, amateur adult players, all kinds of fiddlers, jazz and commercial musicians, university music departments, and public schools. Contrabass Conversations production team: Jason Heath, host Michael Cooper and Steve Hinchey, audio editing Mitch Moehring, audio engineer Trevor Jones, publication and promotion Krista Kopper, archival and cataloging Subscribe to the podcast to get these interviews delivered to you automatically!

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