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With family: 2 Samuel 24; Galatians 4 2 Samuel 24 (Listen) David's Census 24 Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.” 2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army,1 who was with him, “Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.” 3 But Joab said to the king, “May the LORD your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see it, but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?” 4 But the king's word prevailed against Joab and the commanders of the army. So Joab and the commanders of the army went out from the presence of the king to number the people of Israel. 5 They crossed the Jordan and began from Aroer,2 and from the city that is in the middle of the valley, toward Gad and on to Jazer. 6 Then they came to Gilead, and to Kadesh in the land of the Hittites;3 and they came to Dan, and from Dan4 they went around to Sidon, 7 and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites; and they went out to the Negeb of Judah at Beersheba. 8 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days. 9 And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: in Israel there were 800,000 valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were 500,000. The Lord's Judgment of David's Sin 10 But David's heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the LORD, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O LORD, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” 11 And when David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer5 you. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.'” 13 So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall three6 years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now consider, and decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.” 14 Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.” 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning until the appointed time. And there died of the people from Dan to Beersheba 70,000 men. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking the people, and said, “Behold, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand be against me and against my father's house.” David Builds an Altar 18 And Gad came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19 So David went up at Gad's word, as the LORD commanded. 20 And when Araunah looked down, he saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. And Araunah went out and paid homage to the king with his face to the ground. 21 And Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be averted from the people.” 22 Then Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good to him. Here are the oxen for the burnt offering and the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood. 23 All this, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God accept you.” 24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels7 of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. Footnotes  24:2 Septuagint to Joab and the commanders of the army  24:5 Septuagint; Hebrew encamped in Aroer  24:6 Septuagint; Hebrew to the land of Tahtim-hodshi  24:6 Septuagint; Hebrew they came to Dan-jaan and  24:12 Or hold over  24:13 Compare 1 Chronicles 21:12, Septuagint; Hebrew seven  24:24 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams (ESV) Galatians 4 (Listen) Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,1 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles2 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,3 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?4 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;5 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,6 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes  4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7  4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9  4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31  4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you  4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia  4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV) In private: Psalm 79; Ezekiel 31 Psalm 79 (Listen) How Long, O Lord? A Psalm of Asaph. 79 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.2 They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the heavens for food, the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.3 They have poured out their blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there was no one to bury them.4 We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us. 5 How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?6 Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name!7 For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his habitation. 8 Do not remember against us our former iniquities;1 let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name's sake!10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes! 11 Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!12 Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!13 But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Footnotes  79:8 Or the iniquities of former generations (ESV) Ezekiel 31 (Listen) Pharaoh to Be Slain 31 In the eleventh year, in the third month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his multitude: “Whom are you like in your greatness?3 Behold, Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches and forest shade, and of towering height, its top among the clouds.14 The waters nourished it; the deep made it grow tall, making its rivers flow around the place of its planting, sending forth its streams to all the trees of the field.5 So it towered high above all the trees of the field; its boughs grew large and its branches long from abundant water in its shoots.6 All the birds of the heavens made their nests in its boughs; under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth to their young, and under its shadow lived all great nations.7 It was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its roots went down to abundant waters.8 The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor the fir trees equal its boughs; neither were the plane trees like its branches; no tree in the garden of God was its equal in beauty.9 I made it beautiful in the mass of its branches, and all the trees of Eden envied it, that were in the garden of God. 10 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because it2 towered high and set its top among the clouds,3 and its heart was proud of its height, 11 I will give it into the hand of a mighty one of the nations. He shall surely deal with it as its wickedness deserves. I have cast it out. 12 Foreigners, the most ruthless of nations, have cut it down and left it. On the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen, and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land, and all the peoples of the earth have gone away from its shadow and left it. 13 On its fallen trunk dwell all the birds of the heavens, and on its branches are all the beasts of the field. 14 All this is in order that no trees by the waters may grow to towering height or set their tops among the clouds,4 and that no trees that drink water may reach up to them in height. For they are all given over to death, to the world below, among the children of man,5 with those who go down to the pit. 15 “Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day the cedar6 went down to Sheol I caused mourning; I closed the deep over it, and restrained its rivers, and many waters were stopped. I clothed Lebanon in gloom for it, and all the trees of the field fainted because of it. 16 I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall, when I cast it down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit. And all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the world below. 17 They also went down to Sheol with it, to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were its arm, who lived under its shadow among the nations. 18 “Whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? You shall be brought down with the trees of Eden to the world below. You shall lie among the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword. “This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes  31:3 Or its top went through the thick boughs  31:10 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew you  31:10 Or its top through the thick boughs  31:14 Or their tops through the thick boughs  31:14 Or of Adam  31:15 Hebrew it (ESV)
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Morning: Isaiah 7–9 Isaiah 7–9 (Listen) Isaiah Sent to King Ahaz 7 In the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not yet mount an attack against it. 2 When the house of David was told, “Syria is in league with1 Ephraim,” the heart of Ahaz2 and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind. 3 And the LORD said to Isaiah, “Go out to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-jashub3 your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer's Field. 4 And say to him, ‘Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has devised evil against you, saying, 6 “Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, and let us conquer it4 for ourselves, and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” 7 thus says the Lord GOD: “‘It shall not stand, and it shall not come to pass.8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. And within sixty-five years Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you5 are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.'” The Sign of Immanuel 10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: 11 “Ask a sign of the LORD your6 God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.” 13 And he7 said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.8 15 He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted. 17 The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father's house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria!” 18 In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.9 20 In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired beyond the River10—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also. 21 In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, 22 and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey. 23 In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels11 of silver, will become briers and thorns. 24 With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. 25 And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread. The Coming Assyrian Invasion 8 Then the LORD said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters,12 ‘Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.'13 2 And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.” 3 And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, “Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; 4 for before the boy knows how to cry ‘My father' or ‘My mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.” 5 The LORD spoke to me again: 6 “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah, 7 therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River,14 mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, 8 and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.” 9 Be broken,15 you peoples, and be shattered;16 give ear, all you far countries; strap on your armor and be shattered; strap on your armor and be shattered.10 Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.17 Fear God, Wait for the Lord 11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.” 16 Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching18 among my disciples. 17 I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. 19 And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. 21 They will pass through the land,19 greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against20 their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. 22 And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness. For to Us a Child Is Born 9 21 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.22 2 23 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.3 You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon24 his shoulder, and his name shall be called25 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. Judgment on Arrogance and Oppression 8 The Lord has sent a word against Jacob, and it will fall on Israel;9 and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:10 “The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”11 But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.12 The Syrians on the east and the Philistines on the west devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. 13 The people did not turn to him who struck them, nor inquire of the LORD of hosts.14 So the LORD cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed in one day—15 the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;16 for those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.17 Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly.26 For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. 18 For wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns; it kindles the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke.19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts the land is scorched, and the people are like fuel for the fire; no one spares another.20 They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry, and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own arm,21 Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. Footnotes  7:2 Hebrew Syria has rested upon  7:2 Hebrew his heart  7:3 Shear-jashub means A remnant shall return  7:6 Hebrew let us split it open  7:9 The Hebrew for you is plural in verses 9, 13, 14  7:11 The Hebrew for you and your is singular in verses 11, 16, 17  7:13 That is, Isaiah  7:14 Immanuel means God is with us  7:19 Or watering holes, or brambles  7:20 That is, the Euphrates  7:23 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  8:1 Hebrew with a man's stylus  8:1 Maher-shalal-hash-baz means The spoil speeds, the prey hastens  8:7 That is, the Euphrates  8:9 Or Be evil  8:9 Or dismayed  8:10 The Hebrew for God is with us is Immanuel  8:16 Or law; also verse 20  8:21 Hebrew it  8:21 Or speak contemptuously by  9:1 Ch 8:23 in Hebrew  9:1 Or of the Gentiles  9:2 Ch 9:1 in Hebrew  9:6 Or is upon  9:6 Or is called  9:17 Or speaks disgraceful things (ESV) Evening: Galatians 4 Galatians 4 (Listen) Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,1 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles2 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,3 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?4 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;5 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,6 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes  4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7  4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9  4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31  4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you  4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia  4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV)
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Galatians 4:23-26But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.Support the show
This is the nineteenth episode in our series in Genesis. Grab your Bible and study along with us as we learn from the first book of the Bible. In this lesson we dig into Genesis 16:1-16 and witness Sarai no longer wanting to wait for a child and thus plans for Abram to be with Hagar and the issues that ensue. We also see the angel of the LORD appear and speak to Hagar. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sipnstudy/support
G'day Diplomates fans, it's a huge week and month in global news — so we've got Hagar Chemali back to talk shop! Misha and Hagar discuss: Prigozhin, Wagner and Ukraine What's with all the coups in Africa? The ‘Made in China' Map controversy The BRICS club — a new autocratic alignment? Xi throws his toys out of the summit cot The hunt for the Loch Ness Monster and the perils of dodgy watch sales. And MORE! SHOW NOTES: Misha Zelinsky's new book The Sun Will Rise is for sale here: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/The-Sun-Will-Rise/Misha-Zelinsky/9781637632444 Be sure to follow Hagar and the Oh My World! show on social media and YouTube @ohmyworldshow and @hagarchemali You can follow Misha and diplomates here: @mishazelinsky @diplomatesshow Please check out Misha Zelinsky's column in the Australian Financial Review here: https://www.afr.com/by/misha-zelinsky-p5363h See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Genesis 12 and 15 Abram is called Abram, but when we read the passage in Romans 4, he’s called Abraham. Why the name change? Also, from Romans 4, Paul describes Abraham as never wavering in his faith, so what is going on when he jumps the gun and has a child with Hagar. Good questions in which the answers have some real value to our faith walk today.
Are you aware that teachers often spend hundreds of dollars from their own pockets to set up classrooms? We unravel the remarkable programs offered by Neighbors FCU that aim to alleviate this burden. From the unique Mascot Checking Program to Project Grants for Public Schools, Betty Mujica-Milano of Neighbors lays out how these initiatives not only help schools financially but also promote financial literacy among students.We are also joined by Jason St Pierre, the Principal of Walker High School, who shares how having a Neighbors branch on campus has helped fund innovative educational projects. Imagine, every swipe of a card contributing to the funding of exciting initiatives like a TV program, a drone program, or a robotics team! Also, Hagar Brown Anderson, the Vice President of the McKinley High School Alumni Association, gives us an insight into how Alumni Associations can significantly contribute to schools through the use of the Mascot Checking program.In the final part of our conversation, we delve into the details of securing a grant from Neighbors Federal Credit Union. Betty demystifies the application process and outlines the types of projects that the grants can fund. Jason and Hagar further enrich our discussion by sharing their firsthand experiences with the programs and how the programs have been instrumental in providing resources to students. Whether you're a teacher, parent, or an alumni wanting to support their alma mater, this episode has something for you. Tune in, and let's collectively make a difference to our schools and our future!Support the showWelcome to Money Matters, the podcast that focuses on how to use the money you have, make the money you need and save the money you want – brought to you by Neighbors Federal Credit Union. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. This Podcast should not be considered professional advice.
Ever wonder what it truly means to be free in Christ? We ponder on this and much more as Pastor Ryan Brown and I embark on a deep study through the theological intricacies of the Bible. Get ready for an enlightening discourse where we analyze Paul's argument and the purpose of his letter in Galatians, dissecting how proper thinking leads to proper living. Strap in as we explore the complex narrative of the law, slavery, the story of Hagar and Sarah, and ponder the thought-provoking idea that it is better to be divided in freedom than united in slavery.On this journey, we dig into the profound notion of freedom in Christ, revealing its depth beyond the mere absence of consequences. We reflect on how Christ liberates us from the shackles of idols and other gods. We are thrilled to engage with our listeners, appreciating your support as we dissect the word of God. Our discussions venture into controversial topics, such as the value of Christ in our lives and the concept of living under grace. As we question and reflect, we also encourage you to let go of your anxieties, fears, and vices, surrendering them to Jesus. We round off with a heartfelt appeal to spread love and kindness around you, embodying the very essence of our faith. Join us, reflect, and engage, as we navigate through this real Bible story.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealBibleStoriesNotes: https://sermons.church/archives?church=PalmsBaptistBibleStudy&id=126Website: https://real-bible-stories.square.siteCheck us out on these Streaming Platforms: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1912582/share
God doesn't merely see all things … He see me personally. This profound truth becomes clear in Hagar's encounter with the Living God in Genesis 16, giving Him the name El Ro'i (The God Who Sees Me). While insignificant and mistreated, this name reminds us that God sees even the lowest and insignificant individual. In this study, Nathan examines this incredible name of God in light of Hebrews 4 and Psalm 139 and suggests that the question is not so much “does God see me?” as much as “do I want Him to see me?”------------For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/
(Natalia Terfa) Welcome to the Natalia Terfa lectionary. We're in a text today that is never included, not once, in our three-year lectionary cycle. But, as I come back from three months away, I want to talk about Hagar today, and how significant she is, and how much it matters that she names God for all of us. Scripture: Genesis 16 Song: RGBA by Chill Cole Support our podcast here Watch the Livestream Follow us on Instagram Visit our Website
Whitney Akin is the author of Overlooked: Finding Your Worth When You Feel All Alone. Her heart is to see and celebrate the purpose and potential of the overlooked and invite them to live seen by the God who loves them. Whitney's writing has been featured in (in)courage, Her View From Home, Proverbs 31 Ministries and more. You can find more of her writing and speaking on her website at www.whitneyakin.com and can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouVersion for more encouragement. In this episode, Whitney shares the lessons she learned through Genesis 16 and the life of Hagar. As her understanding grew and she came to believe she is seen by the One who sees her (El Roi), she began a journey that led to incredible transformation. She was finally free to truly love others and live fully for God. If you long to grow in freedom, love, and service, this episode is for you! This episode is part of A Story-Filled Summer: A Podcast Series Offering Hope, Wisdom, and Encouragement to Let God Write Your Story. Cara would love to connect with you on Instagram, Facebook, or her website. For further encouragement on the topics discussed in this episode, you may be interested in checking out these earlier episodes: The Secret of True Strength (a message on meekness) and Getting Value or Giving Value: A Look at Worth, Identity, and Usefulness. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/perspectiveshifts/message
Hebrews 11:8-10 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. In order to not go back, you must manage setbacks. Genesis 12:9-10 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev. Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. Genesis 12:12-13 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.' Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.” Genesis 13:5-7 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herders and Lot's. Genesis 15:2-3 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Genesis 16:1-2 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Genesis 20:1-2 Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, 2 and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” 3 Ingredients for Managing Setbacks: - Faith - Obedience - Willingness to sacrifice God saw the setback before you started thinking about going back. - And picked you anyway. - And has a path for you anyway. - And His promise remains anyway.
Pour yourself a glass and settle in for my heart-to-heart with Patience Tamarra, a mom and intuitive healing coach with wisdom well beyond her years. Patience's journey from childhood feeling different to finding her place in the world as a mother and healer will leave you inspired and moved. She even gives a fun twist to our mom vibe check, sharing her affinity for characters from A Different World, her favorite friend group, and even her choice of old-school candy!Remember the biblical story of Jesus feeding multitudes with two loaves and five fish? Patience parallels this story and her faith journey, where she raised $5000 for her new place, leaning heavily on the power of community. She emphasizes the strategic and intentional nature of God's promises, reflecting on the temptation to substitute divine plans for our own and the grace we can extend to ourselves when we stumble. We also have an enlightening conversation about those 'Hagar' moments of our lives - you'll have to tune in to unpack that mystery.The healing work doesn't stop there. Patience Tamarra introduces us to the concept of inner child visualizations, an empowering tool for self-grace and healing. She reinforces the importance of open communication, resisting the urge to please people, and prioritizing our well-being. Patience invites us into her forgiveness journey, sharing how it has reshaped her relationships with her children and their father. She also shares strategies to release emotional trauma, from journaling to movement – these are conversations and insights you won't want to missDon't forget to subscribe to our podcast. Follow Patience Tamarra on Instagram Buy the book Dear Self on AmazonConnect with me on Instagram at Martini Mamas Podcast.
Scripture Reference Genesis 16: 1-16.1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. 3 Then Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. 4 So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The Lord judge between you and me.” 6 So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please.” And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence. 7 Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. 8 And He said, “Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”9 The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.” 10 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.” 11 And the Angel of the Lord said to her:“Behold, you are with child,And you shall bear a son.You shall call his name Ishmael,Because the Lord has heard your affliction.12 He shall be a wild man;His hand shall be against every man,And every man's hand against him.And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”13 Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” 14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; observe, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.Buy my New Contemporary English Version of Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians at;https://amzn.eu/d/4xSnsa5This podcast is hosted at:https://thebibleproject.buzzsprout.comHelp me to continue to make and share great Biblical content everyday by supporting my ministry at | PatreonSupport the showFurther Discipleship Training Courses Free at;linkedin.com/in/jeremy-mccandless-68353b16Podcast Archive also athttps://www.youtube.com/c/JeremyRMcCandlessThe LIFE Podcast - The Bible Project | FacebookMy Amazon Author Pageamazon.com/author/jeremymccandlessJeremy McCandless is creating podcasts and devotional resources | PatreonHelp us continue making great content for listeners everywhere.https://thebibleproject.buzzsprout.com
Walk In Heavenly Places By Faith (4) (audio) David Eells – 8/9/23 Wooly Sheep Samuel Fire 2/16/23 (David's notes in red) I saw a sheep with very long wool. He was very proud of his wool and was showing it off to other sheep. The other sheep said to him that there is no good use for the long wool, and it only has negative aspects for sheep. I then saw a Shepherd, preparing to sheer the wool off a long white wool sheep. This sheep was squirming and kicking and making noise. But after the wool was removed, the sheep jumped up and just walked around as though nothing was wrong. With the excess wool cut off, the heat and relief were almost instant. The sheep was much happier now that the wool had been removed. Rom 8:17-19 ASV and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. Then I realized how that the long wool represents our flesh and self that needs to be cut off. As a sheep cannot cut off the excess wool themselves, nor can we die to self without the help and direction of the Lord. Also, like how the sheep did not enjoy the wool sheering; it's just the same as with our adjustments and procrastination in adhering to the Lord and being obedient, it takes until we realize after that the Lord has a perfect plan for all of us. (Php_3:8 Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may gain Christ.) The wool is of use for the Shepherd, not the sheep. Our lives are for Christ, not ourselves. Leave the Old Man Behind Raynaldo Portela (David's notes in red) In a dream, I was in my grandmother's house, and a woman with a baby needed a ride, so I helped her. (The grandmother's house represents the original, “old” gospel and we are to help the woman (the church) in the wilderness journey to bring forth the fruit of Christ.) Jud 3 Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints. Also, Rev 12:1-2, And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child; and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.) When we arrived at the woman's destination, (the wilderness tribulation) we saw a tall, very dark man; I couldn't see his face. He was like a shadow and very tall, like 15 or 20 Ft. (The dark man represents the old man who walks in darkness in the ways of the world. The flesh seems like a giant to conquer, but we are assured by faith that we can conquer the enemy of our souls. We believe Jesus already accomplished this for us.) Mat 4:16 The people that sat in darkness Saw a great light, And to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, To them did light spring up. Joh 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. Joh 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness. He said, “Come with me. Maybe if I go with you, he will forget me” (If we walk after the flesh we must die.) I said, “No, I don't want to go, I'm afraid”. He said, “Come with me”. So, I went with him. I remember it was a beautiful flat land with grass and a little house in the middle. (The small house represents losing the flesh) The tall man came off the bus with me, shouting, "Please!” As in, “forget me” (Meaning, Let me live.) Again, he said, "Please forget me.” Nobody opened the door, so he said, “I don't need you”. He departed and left me there. (When we don't feed the flesh by walking with it, it will grow weak and die. When we resist the devil, he will flee.) After he left, Jesus opened the door. He was dressed in very bright white clothes, and he told me, “I'll always love you,” and I felt so safe with him. (We are to forget the ‘old man' and the past life and continue in our crucified walk with Christ. Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. ) Fight Together Sandy Shaw 8/5/15 (David's notes in red) This is a parable of the brethren learning to fight together against the enemy and finding out that they have total authority through the Word of God. I had a dream where I was an observer of a big battlefield with a war going on. It was so noisy that I couldn't hear anyone talk; people had to shout. I heard cannons and grenades going off and a lot of rapid gunfire. Flaming arrows were being shot. (Indicating the fiery darts of the evil one fired into our thoughts that must be quenched. This is also the words and actions of his duped vessels of dishonor. The zombie apocalypse is real. We have seen the walking dead who claim to be Christians but walk in all sin and war with witchcraft against their brothers and are as Esau who sold his birthright.) And then I heard, "Man down! Man down!" Someone was shouting. (I.e. One was wounded in battle.) I then looked to my left and saw a body on the ground. And running to the body from the right side was Greg. I then noticed it was Brandy who was down. Greg put his hands on his chest, started praying in tongues and commanded Brandy to get up. Brandy started moaning and groaning and didn't open his eyes. Then I heard another voice saying, "Get off me! I said, get off me!" (Recognizing spiritual attacks and realizing that authority must be taken over the enemy.) And I recognized that voice was Bill's. Greg ran to Bill who was holding his left leg. He put his hand on the injured leg and said, "Get up, brother; you are healed". (1Pe 2:24 ... By whose stripes you WERE healed.) They both ran back to Brandy and laid hands on him and prayed in the spirit. (Mat 18:19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.) More fiery arrows were trying to hit Brandy because he was the target. Then Greg and Bill commanded, "Off, off, off", as they used their hands like shields to block the arrows. Eph 6:13 Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh 4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds), 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Bill said, "Come on, Brandy, open your eyes so you can see what God is doing!" (This was back in 2015. Brandy sees much better today than most through practice.) And he opened his eyes and got up. (We are to SEE Father has already given us the victory. 2Pe 1:2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Mar 11:24 ASV Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive(d) them, and ye shall have them. 3 seeing that his divine power HATH granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; 4 whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust. And exercising the authority of our God-given "divine nature" over the enemies of our soul.) At the same time, they said, "Come on. Let's get out of here!" Greg jumped up and shouted, "No! We can't! We are in the midst of the storm!" (We can't run from the battle that God has ordained for us to come to the end of ourselves and conquer the enemy.) "We have the victory and we are victorious!" He shouted with everything he had. (2Co 2:14 But thanks be unto God, who always leadeth us in triumph (to celebrate the victory even before we see it) in Christ (to those who have faith in His Word), and maketh manifest through us the savor of his knowledge in every place. Luk 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.) There was no shaking these guys. They knew that they knew that they knew. They needed each other working as one with their Commander-in-Chief. (Listening to the Word of God, Jesus Christ.) Then, very softly in the background, I heard a song: Jesus never fails Jesus never fails You might as well Get behind me, Satan You will not prevail For, Jesus never fails We have these awesome promises in Psalm 91! Psa 91: 2 I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust. 3 For he will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the deadly pestilence. …5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, And see the reward of the wicked. …13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under foot. Diet Of Spiritual Food Alenna Timoshchuk 6/24/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamt I was at my old diet coach's house. (I say old as in, she's not my diet coach anymore, she's actually young age wise.) (We have a diet of “spiritual food” that we partake of by consuming the Word of God that teach or “coach” us His ways, which are from of old.) In reality she had a baby girl about a week after I had my daughter Abigail. In my dream she had her 3 days before I gave birth to Abigail. Anyway, I was with her in her kitchen, and she was getting ready to leave to go with her husband somewhere. As she was getting ready, she grabbed a bowl and spoon to feed her daughter, Sophia. I was so shocked because I knew Sophia was Abigail's age and couldn't be more than 3 months old and her mom was already feeding her solids. I asked her, “Are you really going to let her eat solid food? When was she born?” She replied calmly, “April 9th, yeah I feed her solids all the time now, she loves it.” I looked at her baby and was completely mystified. This baby looked like she was 1 year old. She was so big. (If we come as a child we can eat solid food when so called grownups cant. Heb 5:12 For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food. Heb 5:14 But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil. We must discern truth from error by believing all of the Word.) After her mom finished feeding her, the baby got up and started walking! Again, I was so shocked and exclaimed to her, “She can walk already!? She's not even 3 months old!” And her mom just kind of looked at me and at her and shrugged her shoulders, like it was just so normal that this baby can walk. Her husband came home and grabbed the car seat with the baby and started talking to his wife in Russian. This also surprised me because he himself is an American but she is Russian and he was talking to her so fluently and without an accent. I thought to myself, ‘how did he learn to speak her language so well?' They all went to the front door and were about to leave, and I was just standing in the living room watching them, so surprised by all that I had seen. Then she turned to me with a big smile and said, “Well we're leaving, so you can stay here if you want, or you can leave when you're ready.” And they all went out the door. End of dream. (We have had other dreams where the man-child will grow up and mature very quickly. Even our personal Man-child of Christ in us can grow quickly if we feed him the spiritual food.) Crucify Him Afresh Marie Kelton 9/24/21 During the morning meeting at Debbie's house, I asked the Lord about sending me a husband. Even though he told me multiple times that He was my husband. (Isa 54:5 For thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.) The Lord gave me an open vision of Him kneeling between two Roman soldiers. Jesus had cuts on Him, He didn't have a shirt on just an undergarment. His head was hanging down and He had a crown of thorns on his head. I was in a crowd with a bunch of other people looking at what was going on. I then walked up to Jesus and put my hand on His shoulder and fell to my knees. Jesus lifted his head and looked at me, His eyes held so much sadness, and I heard the words, "Crucifying the son of God afresh." Then I started crying and repenting, telling the Lord that I didn't want to crucify Him afresh. Heb 6:4-6 ASV For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. As I was looking at His eyes and holding His face, He turned into a lion with a huge mane (Lion of Judah) and His eyes no longer held any sadness in them. (He is about to come as a Lion and he will judge those who persecute their brothers, His Chosen.) The Handmaiden Cannot Bear The Fruit of Christ Winnie Osegueda - 12/26/2021 I dreamt that I really wanted to buy bread and I was looking for somewhere to purchase it. I entered a store owned by an Orthodox/Hasidic Jewish man and I went all the way to the back of the store to get the bread located on the left in a glass refrigerator. When the Jewish man saw me, he said, "Get out of here!" In this man's eyes I was a Gentile and did not belong there. There were two other Jewish women there as well that seemed kind. One of the women had smiled at me when I walked in, but it was the man who rudely told me to leave. As I left the store and walked away, I saw that one of the Jewish women left the store as well and walked down the street with me. I began to speak with her and ask her about her situation and she seemed to be very sad. She was trapped, but wanted to be free. (Believing in Jesus Christ is the only Way of being free from religion and all bondage.) The young Jewish woman and I entered into a public restroom, and she began to cry because she desperately desired to have children. She told me that she could not have children because she was branded as "inchallah." She lowered her pants to show me where she was branded, which was below her belly button. (This is where the womb is located.) She was branded all around this area and it even went toward the back. This branding was there so that she could not have children, and so that she would be separated from the other women. (This branding is like a curse on her womb and a “stigma” of disapproval.) At this point when I looked back up at her, I realized she was wearing a red cloak. Then the young Jewish woman said she needed to hold her form until she finally had a husband. (Meaning she could not become pregnant until marriage.) Although I am not certain what she meant, I felt sorry for her, and I desired for her to be free. I entered a cafeteria and began to tell someone else the problem that this woman was having. I noticed a man with very dark hair who was facing left and taking notes. This man was also a Jew, I realized, and he was eavesdropping so that he could report the young Jewish woman and hinder her from leaving and becoming free. The verse that came to me regarding this man was: Gal 2:4 and that because of the false brethren privily brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage. I woke up shortly after this and I immediately thought of Sarah vs Hagar. I decided to look up the word that was branded on the young woman, which was "Inchallah," as I had never heard that word before. I found out that Challah is a special bread of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, which I thought was pretty spot on regarding the dream. The word in my dream is a mixture of challah, as well as "Inshallah" which is a phrase that Muslims use which means "if God wills." Muslims, just like Jews, are under law and religious spirits. (Many ‘religious' people don't know and understand what the will of God is because they are not eating the Bread of Life for themselves but “buying bread” in the form of all kinds of books in apostate religions that do not satisfy them spiritually.) I asked the Lord for a verse by faith at random and received: Isa 55:2 (2-3 for context) Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (I thought it was amazing that I landed on verse 2 regarding spending money for that which is not bread.) The next morning on the morning prayer meeting, Amber received Gal 4 and I knew the Lord was speaking to me. I don't remember the exact verse she landed on, so I will share the entire chapter: Gal 4: 4 but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 that he might redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman. 23 Howbeit the son by the handmaid is born after the flesh; but the son by the freewoman is born through promise. 24 Which things contain an allegory: for these women are two covenants; one from mount Sinai, bearing children unto bondage, which is Hagar. (The Jewish law came from Sinai but the “New Covenant is a better covenant based on better promises.” 25 Now this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia and answereth to the Jerusalem that now is: for she is in bondage with her children. (Those under the Law are under a covenant that no longer exists for we were given a NEW Covenant.) 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, which is our mother. (Our mother is the heavenly Jerusalem that is born from above not the unregenerate Jerusalem under the law.) 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; Break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: For more are the children of the desolate than of her that hath the husband. 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 Howbeit what saith the scripture? Cast out the handmaid and her son: for the son of the handmaid shall not inherit with the son of the freewoman. 31 Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the freewoman. Law And Grace David Eells Gal 3:1-19 O foolish Galatians, who did bewitch you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified? 2 This only would I learn from you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? (I used a strikethrough to remove “the” in some places where it was not there in the Greek. This is because many times man makes laws by which we cannot be justified either.) 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh? 4 Did ye suffer so many things in vain? if it be indeed in vain. 5 He therefore that supplieth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law (Of man or God), or by the hearing of faith? 6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. 7 Know therefore that they that are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed. 9 So then they that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one who continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them. 11 Now that no man is justified by the law before God, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith; 12 and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them. How could we be under the curse of the Law if we never knew what it said? Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a figure of him that was to come. Adam's transgression was he knew the Law, “Don't partake of the fruit of the tree.” We didn't know the Law and don't sin after Adams transgression. Also the Law covenant wasn't made with us but the Jews but we were guilty of breaking God's moral law by our conscience. Rom 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without the law: and as many as have sinned under the law shall be judged by the law; 13 for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified: 14 (for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law unto themselves; 15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one with another accusing or else excusing them). Back to Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: Though it be but a man's covenant, yet when it hath been confirmed, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto. 16 Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 Now this I say: A covenant confirmed beforehand by God, the law, which came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not disannul, so as to make the promise of none effect. Col 2:14 having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross; 15 having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day: 17 which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's. Back to Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise: but God hath granted it to Abraham by promise. 19 What then is the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise hath been made; and it was ordained through angels by the hand of a mediator. Gal 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? Gal 5:1-6 For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Ye are severed from Christ, ye who would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love. Jas 2:17-26 Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself. 18 Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith. 19 Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect; 23 and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God. 24 Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith. 25 And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. When we act on our faith we see miracles. Rom 4:13-5:4 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they that are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of none effect: 15 for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression. 16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. 18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And without being weakened in faith he considered his own body now as good as dead (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb; 20 yet, looking unto the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 Wherefore also it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was reckoned unto him; 24 but for our sake also, unto whom it shall be reckoned, who believe on him that raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification. 5:1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ 2 through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness; 4 and stedfastness, approvedness; and approvedness, hope:
You can't really blame Sarah for laughing at God's promise to give her a child in her old age. It just seemed outlandish to imagine that she could have a baby. But her laughter was the symptom of a lack of faith. It came from the same distrust that led her and Abraham to devise their own plans and bear a child through their maidservant Hagar. In today's message, Pastor Mark will challenge you to ask yourself if you lack faith in any area of your life. You likely have a tendency to downplay it - we all do - but if you're going to be all in for God, even the smallest stronghold of doubt can grow into a wall that keeps you from following Him fully.
I have one heck of a power-packed conversation for you with the lovely, hilarious, and always honest T.I. Lowe. T.I. is a born and bred Southern woman, and fiction author with a fiery passion for the Lord, and she shares her story with me of God coming into her life and redefining love and family, and how He can change a life. Some people have said they can really hear my southern accent on the podcast… but T.I. brings out my roots, and I love it. Her heart to understand the experiences of others led her to take her secret love of writing and breathe life into stories of deep pain and wild Divine redemption. No topic is off limits because no human is exempt from pain and suffering. Her stories run the gamut of spiritual leaders battling major mental health issues, suicide, dealing with abusive relationships, and more, but they are saturated with the real reminder that nothing and no one is beyond the redemption of the Lord. T.I.'s latest book Indigo Isle is a little bit of “Beauty and the Beast” and the Prodigal Son parable and a whole lot of T.I.'s personal brand of “grit and grace.” It deals with issues so many of us wrestle with like knowing our worth, identity, being held back by our past, sexual abuse, and the deep lies Satan sews to keep us captive from receiving love from others, but most importantly receiving the love of God. This one is a deeply personal one for me because it echoed so much of my personal story, which we talk transparently and boldly about in this podcast. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, we see you and are with you, but also I want to offer a trigger warning as a sister who has been there. You're not alone. The Bible is no stranger to the things that make some feel seen, and others uncomfortable. All of it is real. It is not in God's nature to shy away from our pain and suffering. He enters in. So we offer you this conversation today so that we can enter in together. Connecting with T.I. Books (the current one we discussed at length is Indigo Isle!) Facebook Instagram Website Episode Sponsor: Tony Crabtree of Crabtree Homes with Exit Realty Facebook Instagram Tik Tok Website YouTube References: Sweet Valley High series Lulu's Cafe (it is free for Kindle Unlimited users btw!) Under the Magnolias “Beauty and the Beast” The #metoo movement (For faith-based conversation here, some of my favorite voices are Tiffany Bluhm and Ash Abercrombie) “True Love Waits” movement and Purity Culture (I also really appreciate Tiffany and Ash's voices on this as well. We talk about it a good bit on these episodes, but on their podcast, they have good conversations too) Fight, flight, freeze, or fawn trauma responses Learning about various trauma responses (example- there's an endless well of resources I could point you to! This podcast is another.) Young Life Cru The Body Keeps the Score Scarlet Hope My conversation with the founder of SH, Rachelle Starr Christy Awards The book of Habbakuk How to make indigo Low Country Boil (we made this recipe last week at the beach actually!) Charleston, SC Mount Pleasant, SC Scripture References: Psalm 139:16- He knew me before I was born Psalm 13- Psalms that depict suicidal ideation Genesis 21:8-21- Hagar wishing for death Luke 15:11-32- The prodigal son parable Genesis 1:27- You are an image bearer John 4- The Samaritan woman Joshua 2- Rahab John 1:1-5, John 17:20-21- We were made by a communal God who does everything in three Mark 3:13-19-Jesus modeled having a small group of friends Matthew 17-Then he had even a smaller group of trusted friends Matthew 14:22-33,Mark 6:45-52,John 6:15-21- He went away to be alone with the Father Revelation 1:7, Revelation 19:7-9- The Bride of Christ is not going anywhere and Jesus is coming back for her Habakkuk 1:1 Luke 15:1-7-Going after the lost sheep Isaiah 58:12-Mending broken things Ezekiel 37:1-14- Bringing dry bones to life Ezekiel 34:16- I will search for my lost loved ones and I will bring them back home safely again Please consider joining our Patreon community. If you have enjoyed what you have heard on the podcast today or from other episodes, we would so appreciate your support to keep the Simply Stories Podcast going. You can sign up for as little as $3 a month and each tier offers gifts that I hope will bless you in return. If you feel you cannot financially commit at this time, would you please consider leaving us a star rating and/or review on Apple Podcasts? My family and I are so grateful for each of you and how you are part of our story. Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast: Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life) Facebook Twitter Blog
With so much happening in the world, Misha and Hagar caught up for their regular chinwag that went waaaaay longer than it was supposed to (as it always does — but we love having Hagar on!) In this episode we talk: Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Putin's domestic troubles and starvation diplomacy. To rapprochement or not to rapprochement; China, US and the perils of talking. Israel and the Supreme Court; what happens next if Israel becomes an illiberal democracy? Sogavare, Xi and the Solomons. Barbie diplomacy and Brand X. And more! Be sure to follow Hagar and the Oh My World! show on social media and YouTube @ohmyworldshow and @hagarchemali You can follow Diplomates and Misha at @mishazelinsky @diplomates.showSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 35–36 2 Chronicles 35–36 (Listen) Josiah Keeps the Passover 35 Josiah kept a Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem. And they slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the first month. 2 He appointed the priests to their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD. 3 And he said to the Levites who taught all Israel and who were holy to the LORD, “Put the holy ark in the house that Solomon the son of David, king of Israel, built. You need not carry it on your shoulders. Now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel. 4 Prepare yourselves according to your fathers' houses by your divisions, as prescribed in the writing of David king of Israel and the document of Solomon his son. 5 And stand in the Holy Place according to the groupings of the fathers' houses of your brothers the lay people, and according to the division of the Levites by fathers' household. 6 And slaughter the Passover lamb, and consecrate yourselves, and prepare for your brothers, to do according to the word of the LORD by1 Moses.” 7 Then Josiah contributed to the lay people, as Passover offerings for all who were present, lambs and young goats from the flock to the number of 30,000, and 3,000 bulls; these were from the king's possessions. 8 And his officials contributed willingly to the people, to the priests, and to the Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, the chief officers of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover offerings 2,600 Passover lambs and 300 bulls. 9 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethanel his brothers, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, the chiefs of the Levites, gave to the Levites for the Passover offerings 5,000 lambs and young goats and 500 bulls. 10 When the service had been prepared for, the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in their divisions according to the king's command. 11 And they slaughtered the Passover lamb, and the priests threw the blood that they received from them while the Levites flayed the sacrifices. 12 And they set aside the burnt offerings that they might distribute them according to the groupings of the fathers' houses of the lay people, to offer to the LORD, as it is written in the Book of Moses. And so they did with the bulls. 13 And they roasted the Passover lamb with fire according to the rule; and they boiled the holy offerings in pots, in cauldrons, and in pans, and carried them quickly to all the lay people. 14 And afterward they prepared for themselves and for the priests, because the priests, the sons of Aaron, were offering the burnt offerings and the fat parts until night; so the Levites prepared for themselves and for the priests, the sons of Aaron. 15 The singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their place according to the command of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the gatekeepers were at each gate. They did not need to depart from their service, for their brothers the Levites prepared for them. 16 So all the service of the LORD was prepared that day, to keep the Passover and to offer burnt offerings on the altar of the LORD, according to the command of King Josiah. 17 And the people of Israel who were present kept the Passover at that time, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days. 18 No Passover like it had been kept in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet. None of the kings of Israel had kept such a Passover as was kept by Josiah, and the priests and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah this Passover was kept. Josiah Killed in Battle 20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah went out to meet him. 21 But he sent envoys to him, saying, “What have we to do with each other, king of Judah? I am not coming against you this day, but against the house with which I am at war. And God has commanded me to hurry. Cease opposing God, who is with me, lest he destroy you.” 22 Nevertheless, Josiah did not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to fight with him. He did not listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to fight in the plain of Megiddo. 23 And the archers shot King Josiah. And the king said to his servants, “Take me away, for I am badly wounded.” 24 So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in his second chariot and brought him to Jerusalem. And he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. 25 Jeremiah also uttered a lament for Josiah; and all the singing men and singing women have spoken of Josiah in their laments to this day. They made these a rule in Israel; behold, they are written in the Laments. 26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his good deeds according to what is written in the Law of the LORD, 27 and his acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. Judah's Decline 36 The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and made him king in his father's place in Jerusalem. 2 Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. 3 Then the king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and laid on the land a tribute of a hundred talents of silver and a talent2 of gold. 4 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Jehoahaz his brother and carried him to Egypt. 5 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD his God. 6 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and bound him in chains to take him to Babylon. 7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried part of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his palace in Babylon. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and the abominations that he did, and what was found against him, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place. 9 Jehoiachin was eighteen3 years old when he became king, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 10 In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and brought him to Babylon, with the precious vessels of the house of the LORD, and made his brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem. 11 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. 12 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD his God. He did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the LORD. 13 He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God. He stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD, the God of Israel. 14 All the officers of the priests and the people likewise were exceedingly unfaithful, following all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of the LORD that he had made holy in Jerusalem. 15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy. Jerusalem Captured and Burned 17 Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged. He gave them all into his hand. 18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon. 19 And they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its precious vessels. 20 He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years. The Proclamation of Cyrus 22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: 23 “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the LORD his God be with him. Let him go up.'” Footnotes  35:6 Hebrew by the hand of  36:3 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms  36:9 Septuagint (compare 2 Kings 24:8); most Hebrew manuscripts eight (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 4:8–31 Galatians 4:8–31 (Listen) Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,1 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?2 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;3 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,4 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes  4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31  4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you  4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia  4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 28 Psalm 28 (Listen) The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield Of David. 28 To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.2 Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.1 3 Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts.4 Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. 6 Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people;2 he is the saving refuge of his anointed.9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever. Footnotes  28:2 Hebrew your innermost sanctuary  28:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts is their strength (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 20:20–21 Proverbs 20:20–21 (Listen) 20 If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.21 An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end. (ESV)
Hey, fellow lushes! We bring you a very positive and joyful episode this week. Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, Kama Hagar, joined us to talk yoga, reiki, meditation and Hawaiian healing. Kama is full of positivity and it is impossible to not feel more positive after talking with her. Also, her father is Sammy Hagar, and we talk about what's it like being the Red Rocker's daughter. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do! Check out Kama - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kamahagar/ Website: https://www.kamahagar.com/ Check out Mukama Botanica - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mukamabotanica/ Website: https://www.mukamabotanica.com/ Check us out - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbo2frUM03BMQ5zf6qbQvww Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dimplesandthebeard/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CocktailswithDimplesandTheBeard Twitter: https://twitter.com/dimplesthebeard Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cocktailsdimplesthebeard Thanks for watching! Please subscribe to our channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we explore the name of God "El Roi" through the story of Hagar and discover the intimate and caring nature of God. As we delve into the biblical narrative, we'll find comfort in knowing that God sees us in our distress and truly understands our emotions and struggles. This powerful revelation will remind us that God cares deeply for the afflicted and reaches out to those who feel abandoned. So, when we face difficult times, let's take heart and trust in the God who sees and walks with us, even in the darkest valleys of life.
Are you ready to embrace a life of deep fulfillment where you don't just survive, but thrive? Welcome back, to the "Created To Thrive" podcast, your practical guide to emotional healing, spiritual growth, and stepping into your God-given potential. In today's episode, "Understanding How Bitterness Develops: Practical Steps Towards Healing and Growth," we dive deep into his often overlooked emotion that can silently consume our hearts and minds. Host Lori K. Snyder and guest Lisa Pinney candidly discuss how hurt and prolonged anger can lead to bitterness, and offer insights into healing from abuse, trauma, and how to find healing and support in processing difficult emotions. Lori introduces the topic, emphasizing that bitterness is an emotion that can be difficult to process and that this conversation discusses molestation and abuse, which might be triggering for some listeners, especially those who have experienced abuse or difficult situations. She vulnerably shares her own experiences and struggles with bitterness, acknowledging its impact on their lives. Bitterness is a complex emotion, closely tied to feelings of helplessness, jealousy, rejection, and a lack of love or understanding. Our hosts explore the root causes of bitterness, emphasizing how long-standing feelings of being trapped or misunderstood contribute to its growth. They stress the importance of bringing these feelings into the light and finding non-judgmental listeners to help alleviate the weight of bitterness. They discuss the importance of being seen, known, and validated, drawing from biblical examples like Hagar and Tamar. However, they also stress that forgiveness is essential but does not automatically equate to healing. Healing requires ongoing work, honesty, and vulnerability. They highlight the significance of finding non-judgmental support, such as therapy or coaching, to walk through the healing process. They emphasize the need for trauma-informed support and caution against simplistic advice like "just pray more" that can be harmful. They encourage listeners to acknowledge their emotions, remove masks, and be honest with themselves and God. They share the significance of finding safe people to confide in and seek support from, as healing often happens in relationship with others. Throughout the conversation, they emphasize the role of self-compassion, breaking down harmful beliefs, and cultivating new neural pathways in the brain to overcome bitterness and its effects. The episode concludes with the importance of partnering with God in the healing process, recognizing the significance of cultivating the heart and beliefs. Connect with Lisa Pinney https://www.wholenessinpractice.com Lisa Pinney is the developer of a new app, called The Get Attuned app, which is a tool that allows its users to privately take care of their emotions at home. It is now available in the Google play store, and soon to be in Apple app store. Connect with Lori K. Snyder Website: https://loriksnyder.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lori.snyder.1610 https://www.instagram.com/lorikaysnyder/ Key topics of Recognizing Bitterness: - Self-awareness and judging ourselves based on God's perspective - Practicing self-compassion and replacing negative thoughts with truth - Struggling with self-criticism and feeling defeated by expectations - Host's personal experience with abuse and molestation - Feelings of devaluation, silenced voice, and stolen identity - Finding healing and true identity through a relationship with God - Quoting scriptures alone not bringing inner peace - Needing someone to be completely honest with - Carrying silent secrets as a hindrance to personal growth - God's redemption and transformation of negative parts of our stories - Intentional effort and willingness in the healing process - Obedience in forgiving others, but true forgiveness rooted in God's love - Entrusting justice to God, letting go of vengeance - Redemption attainable before reaching heaven - Seeking justice by allowing God to minister to us, asking who He says we are - Discerning if God is speaking, aligning His words with His nature and Scripture - Justice coming through personal thoughts from God and testing them - Betrayal and abuse wounds altering life, but God can provide truth and healing - Healing in relationship with others, sharing with at least one person - Confessing sins to others for healing in relationships - Healing from traumatic events happening in relationship with others - Prayer and deepening relationship with God being helpful in healing journey - Going to a prayer and healing home for forgiveness and healing - Conversation focusing on anger and processing it - Shift to discussing bitterness as prolonged anger - Personal experience with bitterness and desire to help others find healing - Acknowledging where you are and removing masks - Getting honest with yourself, doctor, and God - Emotions as not bad, acknowledging them - Therapy and support groups available for unresolved trauma - Tamar's life negatively affected by lack of validation from David - Forgiveness and healing mentioned as different things in Scripture - Healing requiring work and potentially support groups or therapy - Recognizing bitterness as the first step in seeking help from God - Brain's wiring to create loops and how ingrained behaviors become over time - Creating new neural pathways through encounters with spirituality, ministry, and therapy - Reverting back to old patterns when triggered, recognizing and moving towards healthier mindset - Advising women to submit to abusive partners causing bitterness and helplessness - Growing anger and resistance against such advice, examples of abuse cover-ups - Counterbalancing submission with husband's instruction to love and respect wives - Bitterness fueled by helplessness, jealousy, being misunderstood, rejection, and lack of love or value - Jesus' sacrifice liberating women from mistreatment - Bitterness taking root in long-term feelings of helplessness or being misunderstood - Denying bitterness in evangelical and charismatic circles leading to suppression - Bringing bitterness into the light through open communication - Seeking trauma-informed therapy or coaching - Need for trauma-informed pastoral support, addressing underlying issues.
Have you ever found yourself in a story you didn't choose? Perhaps you have felt unseen by those who should love and care for you. It's a lonely place, but here is the precious truth, God will never leave you, and He is your El Roi, the God who sees you and knows you by name. Donna Snow, a great friend of the podcast interviews me about the 3rd chapter of my book, El Roi. In this episode we talk about: The story of Hagar and how she gave God the name El Roi. Some of the promises we can find in knowing God as El Roi. How does knowing God as El Roi help us in our daily lives? Learn more about Michelle's book Connect with Michelle you can go here. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/soundroll/will-you-marry-me License code: 1VYEPUIH4UMCZLFG
Abraham is the patriarch of Israel, a model of faith and trust in God, and one of the most important figures in all of Scripture. In this sermon series, we follow the life of Abraham through the book of Genesis. Along the way, we see God's covenant faithfulness and discover what it means for flawed, imperfect people to walk by faith in God's promises. This message comes from Genesis 16. Website: http://www.rittmangrace.org Facebook: Rittman Grace Brethren Church Instagram: rittmangrace Twitter: RittmanGrace YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaXPiaa4z3iZMA4DkCihtHg TikTok: rittmangbc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rittman-grace/message
A Conversation on Genesis... In this episode, we dive deep into the compelling narrative of Abram and Sarai, exploring themes of promises, covenants, and the cost of attempting to control our destinies. What happens when we break our vows, give into our fears, and try to take things into our own hands? Drawing from the compelling narrative of Abram, Sarai, and Hagar, we uncover the transformative power of God's redemption in our messes, inviting listeners to see God not as a punisher, but as a Redeemer who can restore order from our chaos and mistakes. #Promises, #Covenants, #DivineRedemption, #AbramAndSarai, #GodAsRedeemer, #Faith, #ScriptureStudy, #Bible, #Genesis, #GodsPromise, #BrokennessToBlessings, #SpiritualGrowth
She said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” — Genesis 16:2 It's human nature to try to control our own destiny. We take matters into our own hands and make something happen—whether it be in business, finance, or family matters. We may even take ill-advised shortcuts to get there. Abraham is a case in point. Genesis 16 records one of the darkest blots on his spiritual record. We see this man of faith acting without faith. Frustrated with the delay in God's plan to give them a child, Abraham and Sarai take matters into their own hands. They devise a scheme for getting what God has promised them. In effect, they try to provide their own solution rather than trusting in God's timing. In a startling act of unfaithfulness, Abraham sleeps with his wife's servant Hagar. This unholy shortcut brings deep and lasting trouble. Hagar becomes pregnant, and soon jealousy breaks out between Sarai and Hagar, and Hagar runs away. May this tragedy warn us against taking moral shortcuts, compromising our principles, and trying to play God. It's good to know that when we walk with God, his delays are never dead-ends—and that because of his grace, our failures are never final. Father, forgive us when we lose confidence in you and take matters into our own hands. Help us instead to trust in you and in your plan for our lives. In Jesus, Amen.
Shouldn't we hold our leaders like President Biden to higher standards than the ones Republicans set for Donald Trump? Join our host Ron Steslow, as he discusses this and more with Susan Del Percio (MSNBC political analyst and crisis communications expert), and Hagar Chemali (Former spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the UN). We'll learn why Susan still holds onto financial disclosure forms from two decades ago and Hagar explains how the Barbie movie is impacting geopolitics. Segments to look forward to: (02:44) Unpacking ongoing investigations concerning the Biden family (24:50)This week's NATO summit and what it could mean for the on the war in Ukraine (48:50) Exploring the movement in eastern Oregon to shift state borders and align with Idaho and what it says about our hyperpartisan times [Politicology+] Tune in as we dive into Meta's latest venture, Threads, whether it can really challenge Twitter, and the escalating dispute between tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. Politicology+ is our private, ad-free version of this podcast, with subscriber-only episodes, strategy, and analysis. To join us there, visit politicology.com/plus or subscribe in Apple Podcasts. Follow this week's panel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/DelPercioS https://twitter.com/HagarChemali What we read: Segment 1: NYT—Competing Accounts of Justice Dept.'s Handling of Hunter Biden Case - The New York Times NYT—U.S. Attorney in Hunter Biden Case Defends Investigation to House Republicans - The New York Times NYT—David Weiss Rebuts I.R.S. Official's Account of Request in Hunter Biden Case - The New York Times NYT—The G.O.P. Backed Gal Luft on Hunter Biden Claims. Now He's Indicted. - The New York Times WP—Indictment of GOP's ‘missing' informant becomes conspiracy fodder WP—Opinion | Millions flowed to Biden family members. Don't pretend it doesn't matter. - The Washington Post Segment 2: BBC—Turkey backs Sweden's Nato membership - BBC News NYT—Despite Successes at NATO Summit, Divisions Remain - The New York Times WP—Zelensky slams NATO's declaration on Ukraine membership - The Washington Post UnHerd—Fiona Hill: Pax Americana is over - The Post Segment 3 Idaho State Journal—Greater Idaho movement wins over another Oregon county | Local | idahostatejournal.com Idaho Statesman—Greater Idaho Movement claims 12th Oregon county to vote in favor of moving the state line NYT—Opinion | Are Your Neighbors Mostly Democrats or Republicans? - The New York Times Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Invisible. Unseen. Overlooked. Maybe you feel those words in the deepest part of your soul because that's been how you've described yourself for a really long time. Possibly, you're wondering if anyone else has felt that way and what to do about it. Today, Whitney Akin and I chat about her new book "Overlooked". After years of feeling invisible, Whitney began to understand her longing to be seen and the ways our society makes this hard on our hearts. We're chatting about personal experience, biblical examples, and the transformative power of living each day in the attention of a holy God. In this episode: getting real about the ways social media is hard on your soul understanding our longing to be seen Hagar, Moses, Paul and Jesus all felt overlooked You can connect with Whitney here: Whitney Akin You can connect with Kristen here: Kristen Andrus
It doesn't matter what your personality is, what your situation is, there is a deep longing in all of us to be seen. It's when we fabricate this idea in our head that if others are overlooking us, forgetting about our needs, God TOO must have forgotten about us. Whitney Akin explains it like this: “We feel it most in the moments we long to be remembered. When we wish that someone, anyone could say the right words, take away the pain, fix the problem, and rescue the day. Or we assume God has forgotten to take notice because is there really anything worth noticing?” Hagar knew when she was found that it was God who saw her. She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You're the God who sees me! Genesis 16:13 And he sees YOU! To listen to Pastor Preston Morrisons sermon from Gateway Houston mentioned in this weeks episode: Preston Morrison Gateway Houston Sermon Connect with Courtney: Website~Instagram~Facebook
In this episode of The Balcony Show, we are super stoked to bring you music and an interview with Andrew Hagar. Andrew joins us to talk about his latest single “Systematic Minds” and more! Our dude of all things awesome Madcat has the single “Move forward” from ReverbNation selectee Angel Hill, Bo Sommer has some news about the South by Southwest Fair Pay Act in Indie Radar, Donna Gallucci catches us up with Learning To Dive, and his newest single “Trust In Me” and Mike Roi has a tale of Nine Inch Nails and the FBI! All this and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Pastor Chris kicks off a new series called "Tell Her Story." Over the next several weeks we will be focusing on women in the Bible and their stories of faith and leadership. Today, Pastor Chris recounts the story of Hagar, Sarah & Abraham and invites us to reimagine how we balance the humanity of these figures of our faith.
Father Abraham - Lessons From A Father's Love | NaRon TillmanONE MINISTRIES In this episode of the One Ministries Podcast, Pastor NaRon Tillman explores the journey of Father Abraham and the lessons we can learn from his life. Starting with his longing for a legacy and God's promise to give him a son, Pastor NaRon delves into the complexities of Abram's fatherhood.Abram's impatience and lack of faith led him to have a son, Ishmael, with his wife's handmaid, Hagar. This decision created tension in his household, resulting in Hagar and Ishmael leaving. Despite this, Abram still loved Ishmael but did not take any action to bring them back.The podcast highlights the dichotomy of Abram's relationship with Ishmael and his flawed fatherhood. Later, in Genesis 17, Abram laughs when God tells him that Sarah will bear a child at the age of 90. However, Abram also expresses his desire for Ishmael to be his heir. Ultimately, God reassures Abram that his descendants will be blessed, but Ishmael cannot be the heir.Moving forward to Genesis 22, the podcast explores the pinnacle of Abram's journey as a father. Abram is tested by God and commanded to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Despite the struggle and conflict within him, Abram displays unwavering faith and trust in God. In the end, God provides a ram as a substitute for Isaac's sacrifice.Pastor NaRon draws parallels between Abram's sacrifice of Isaac and God's sacrifice of Jesus Christ for humanity's salvation. Just as Abram's faith was tested and he was willing to give up his son, God willingly sacrificed His only begotten Son, Jesus, for the redemption of mankind.The podcast concludes by emphasizing the importance of faith and growth in one's spiritual journey. It encourages listeners to continue trusting in God, even in the face of challenges, and to nurture their faith to please God.Join Pastor NaRon Tillman as he explores the life of Father Abraham and the lessons we can learn from his journey of faith and fatherhood.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4322570/advertisement
TikTok's potential risk to US national security is raising tough questions about how to address the challenge—legally. With 150 million Americans' personal data possibly falling into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party and fears of election interference via a foreign-controlled algorithm, TikTok finds itself in the harsh glare of the U.S. government's scrutiny. Broad bipartisan support favors aggressive action to ban the platform, but is such action even constitutional? Join Joe Cohn, Director of Legislative and Policy at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, and Hagar Chemali, former spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the UN. Together with host Ron Steslow, they dissect the potential impact of the RESTRICT Act that could not only ban TikTok but delegate sweeping power to the executive branch to go even further.Tune in to explore the delicate balance between national security and preserving free speech rights. (03:10) The tensions between national security and the First Amendment (10:39) How Edward Snowden's leak shows this tension (16:05) The national security risks that TikTok presents (20:52) What is the status quo for determining if national security concerns can trump free speech rights? (23:57 ) What the RESTRICT Act is and what it does (26:23) First Amendment concerns about the RESTRICT Act as it's currently written (32:03) How this legislation relates to speech codes (43:43) Changes that legislators could make to the RESTRICT Act to better protect free speech (1:05:40) The new Montana Law banning TikTok (1:07:00) How China might respond if the RESTRICT Act passes Check out Oh My World! with Hagar Chemali on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ohmyworldwithhagarchemali Follow Ron, Joe, and Hagar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow https://twitter.com/JoeatFIRE https://twitter.com/HagarChemali Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When people in the Bible have close encounters with God, in almost every situation they say, “I can't believe I'm still alive,” and Hagar is one of them. In Genesis 16, we see the story of Hagar, the maidservant of Sarah. Sarah's and Hagar's experiences overlap. We're told Sarah mistreats Hagar, and it's so bad that Hagar, a pregnant woman, flees out into the desert. We have here a story that will tell you the gospel. This is the gospel according to Hagar. We'll look at 1) how we can understand the narrative, and 2) a few important principles we can draw from here. This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 1, 1996. Series: Daring to Draw Near. Scripture: Genesis 16:1-16. Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.