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    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    When God Disrupts the World

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 57:23


         Pastors who preach the gospel of grace and accurately teach God's Word are dangerous men. They will disrupt your worldly thinking and cause great damage to your human viewpoint perspective. And they should. If exposed to their teaching for any period of time, you'll experience an epistemological shift that will fundamentally shake the foundations of your metaphysical and ethical views on life. The blessed result will be a radical new way of thinking built on the foundation of God and His Word. We have Jesus to thank for such good men. Those who support these teachers through prayer, encouragement, and financial support are accomplices to their disruptive activities and will be appropriately rewarded by God, both in time and eternity.      Biblically, God has a well-established pattern of disrupting the lives and activities of sinful people. He disrupted and dispelled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden after they'd sinned (Gen 3:1-24). He quarantined Noah and His family in the Ark and then disrupted the world by means of a universal flood (Gen 6:1—8:22). He confused the languages of those building the Tower of Babel, disrupting their activity and scattering them geographically (Gen 11:1-9). He disrupted Egypt by sending severe plagues that destroyed the nation, and afterwards, His people were expelled in a great exodus (Ex 5:1—14:31). In 586 B.C., God disrupted the Judahites and drove them into Babylonian captivity for seventy years (Jer 25:11-12; 29:10), and this because they broke covenant with Him and worshiped idols and committed horrible sins, including child sacrifice (Jer 7:25-34). Disrupt and divide. That's the pattern. Those who love God and abide by His Word celebrate His actions in the world.      God's greatest disruption so far occurred when He sent His Son into the world, into Satan's hostile kingdom of darkness, to be the Light of the world and to provide salvation to those enslaved to sin (John 1:5-9; 3:19-21; Gal 5:1, Col 1:13-14). Jesus declared “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12). When Jesus presented divine viewpoint to others, on several occasions it is recorded that “a division occurred” because of Him (John 7:43; 9:16; 10:19). As a result of His teaching, we learn that “many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him” (John 6:66). But those who were positive to His teaching stayed with Him (John 6:67-69). On one occasion, Jesus said, “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; 52 for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three” (Luke 12:51-52). When Jesus commissioned His apostles to go into all the world, they obeyed His directive and became “men who upset the world” because of their teachings (Acts 17:6). As Christians, we are called to be “diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3), but never at the price of God's will or at the price of His truth.      Today, God works through Christians to promote the gospel of grace and biblical teaching. Those who walk with God and teach His Word continue to disrupt Satan's kingdom by calling out of it a people for God who are to mature spiritually and live in the light of Holy Scripture. By learning God's Word, Christians can identify worldly conversations and either avoid them or disrupt them by interjecting biblical truth. Of course, not everyone wants to hear truth, and the personal choices of others should be respected. God is a perfect Gentleman and never forces Himself on anyone, and neither should we. However, this does not mean we are to conform to the world about us or surrender our biblical values for the sake of peace. Christians are to be lights in the world and this means learning and living God's Word and interjecting His truth into our daily discussions and activities. We are not neutral.      In the future, we know God will cause further disruptions when He removes all Christians from the world by means of the rapture (1 Th 4:13-18). Following that event, He will send great judgments upon the earth for seven years, upon the wicked who deserve it (Rev 6:1—18:24). At Christ's second coming, the King of kings and Lord of lords will slay all who oppose Him (Rev 19:1-21), arrest and confine Satan (Rev 20:1-3), and then establish His kingdom on earth for a thousand years (Rev 20:4-6). The reign of Christ on the earth will be a time when righteousness prevails. Isaiah says of Messiah, “There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this” (Isa 9:7; cf., Jer 23:5; 33:15; Dan 2:44). Afterwards, God will separate forever into the Lake of Fire all who have rejected His offer of salvation (Rev 20:11-15). Finally, God will destroy the current heavens and earth and create a new heavens and earth. For “according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells” (2 Pet 3:13; cf., Rev 21:1—22:21). There will be no further disruptions in the eternal state. Until then, we thank and praise God for His disruptions!  

    The Harbor
    What We Bleed: Come As You Are - Rick Baldwin

    The Harbor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 39:50


    God wants every person to come as they are to Him and His Church, where they can find forgiveness, eternal life, and life to the full through His Son, Jesus Christ. In the second episode of our series, What We Bleed, based on the Core Values of The Harbor, Co-Senior Pastor Rick Baldwin teaches that God loves us and doesn't want anything to hold us back from coming to Him.__________________________________________See what's happening at The Harbor on social media:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheHarbor_lifeTwitter: https://twitter.com/TheHarbor_lifeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHarbordotlifeYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/TheHarborWebsite: https://TheHarbor.lifeCSPL 032125CCLI 1424641

    gwot.rocks - God, the World, and Other Things!
    Straighten Up and Fly Right

    gwot.rocks - God, the World, and Other Things!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 10:56


    In Luke 21:19 Jesus said: “By your endurance, gain your lives.” The King James is a great translation here: “In your patience possess ye your souls.” Jesus is not saying that we earn our way into Heaven. What we are talking about is taking responsibility for ourselves and the core of our being. It is exciting to know that the God of all creation wants us to be steadfast and solid in this life, where nothing can shake us or shake us loose from our attention and focus on Him, where He receives all glory due him and we are conformed into the image of His Son. This episode will give you help to toughen up and see the hand of God at work in ALL your life circumstances! A great short article on “The Patient Possessing of Your Soul”. ( Article not referenced in podcast, but great from start to finish!)Cut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast: I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show's home base for all its episodes: http://podcast.gwot.rocks/ (Ctrl+click to follow the link) LIFE HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City. gwot.rocks home page Transform This City Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe! Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Redemption Church in Tosa
    Serving the Son Who Pleases the Father

    Redemption Church in Tosa

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 45:44


    Preacher: Danny D'Acquisto Passage: Galatians 1:11 - 2:14 Problem: By gathering Gentiles into the wrong family in the wrong way. Sermon Points: New Family: The Father is using his Son to gather all nations into a new kind of family. New People: Gentiles don't have to join God's old covenant family to get in the new one. New Problem: Some people will be very upset about this new family God is creating. The Claim: The Gospel that pleases God often displeases many people. Application Points:  The Father does not need our permission to create this new kind of family. There is no person on earth who deserves to be a part of this family. The Father is redeeming all of us into his family by the grace of His Son.

    2 Chit Chat Chicks
    Episode 84: Asking For Help

    2 Chit Chat Chicks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 32:49


    Eydie is looking for someone to video chat with her cat, and Leah is searching for ‘short-ass' movie recommendations on Netflix! We also dive into how to ask for help, who to ask, and how you might share your gratitude. As always: fun, stories, and some take-aways that might just help you get exactly what you want! More From Us: We'd love for you to join us at the Chit Chat Coop on FaceBook and respond to this week's challenge. It's a fun place to come for loads of positive energy and encouragement to live your best lives. (And Leah's videos!) Eydie is a collage artist who has a greeting card company: Prairie Girl Etsy Site. Check it out - so many original and fun cards! Here are our individual blogs: Eydie's is: littleranchhouseintheprairie.blogspot.com Leah's is: newstarteveryday.blogspot.com Recommendations: The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath Rob Lowe's Autobiography - Stories I Only Tell My Friends Rob Lowe and His Son to Star in Netflix Comedy 'Unstable'

    Gospel Dynamite with J. Allen Mashburn
    The Beast from the Earth | Revelation 13:11-15 | J. Allen Mashburn

    Gospel Dynamite with J. Allen Mashburn

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 28:07


    For the past few weeks we have been treading unholy ground. We have spent a lot of time talking about the devil and his activities during the Tribulation. I would just remind you today that Satan is an imitator. He hasn't had an original thought in over six thousand years. As we all know, there is a Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is comprised of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is these three individuals Who are one God. Satan has a trinity too. His trinity, however, is anything but holy. The unholy trinity is composed of Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet.  Each member of the Holy Trinity has a specific purpose. God the Father receives the worship of His people through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the facilitator of this holy worship. He stirs up the heart of the believer and causes him or her to worship God. Remember, Satan is an imitator. His trinity functions exactly the same way. In Satan's unholy trinity, Satan receives the worship through the person of the Antichrist and the False Prophet facilitates this worship. We have already considered the first two members of the unholy trinity. We have looked extensively at Satan and at the Antichrist. In this message we will look at these verses and get a glimpse of the False Prophet.  He is the person who will guide the world's religion during the Tribulation Period. Let's look into these verses together and notice the insights the Bible gives us concerning The Beast From The Earth.

    Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
    When Jesus Asked You: “Whom do you say that I am?”, Did You Answer Jesus: “You are my God and the Lord of my Life!”?

    Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 1:00


    When Jesus Asked You: “Whom do you say that I am?”, Did You Answer Jesus: “You are my God and the Lord of my Life!”?  MESSAGE SUMMARY: The stories of the New Testament tell us that Jesus was no ordinary man. The Apostle John, in John 1:1-5, points out that Jesus, the Word, was the Creator of the Universe: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.". John tells us that Jesus had authority over nature, over creation, and over life itself, and he tells us that Jesus was the life-giver that came to earth for us. In John 20:26-29, Jesus asked the Apostle Thomas a fundamental question that Jesus asks you today– “Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me?'”: “Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.' Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'”. When Jesus has asked you: “Whom do you say that I am?”, and how did you answer? Did you tell Jesus: “You are my God and the Lord of my Life!”? Have you, in your life, become a Jesus Follower? If not, why not?   TODAY'S PRAYER: Keeping the Sabbath, Lord, will require a lot of changes in the way I am living life. Teach me, Lord, how to take the next step with this in a way that fits my unique personality and situation. Help me to trust you with all that will remain unfinished and to enjoy my humble place in your very large world. In Jesus' name, amen.   Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 129). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 1:1-18; Isaiah 7:2-14; Matthew 1:21-24; Psalms 67:1-7. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “Come Holy Spirit” at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/    DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

    Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach

    Come Holy Spirit MESSAGE SUMMARY: Special Introduction – The Spiritual Discipline of Giving: We are challenged by God to bring our whole tithe into the storehouse (church) because God tells us that we cannot out give Him. After all, everything we have is from God. Our gifts to God should be from our first fruits and not our last fruits. Developing the discipline of returning our first fruits to God breaks the hold of materialism on our lives. Today's Message – Come Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is God Himself. The Holy Spirit is a presence of God in the Trinity of one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells us, as our counselor, always pointing to Jesus in truth. People are not convicted and converted in their hearts and minds to become followers of Jesus without the Holy Spirit. Without the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our churches, not much will be accomplished. It is impossible to be a Christian and to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit. The character of Jesus' followers is manifested through their lives bringing forth the fruits of the Holy Spirit, as presented in Galatians 5:22-23: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control . . .”. Otherwise, our lives will only reflect the fruit of the flesh as presented in Galatians 5:19-21: “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these . . .". The Holy Spirit seeks to work through us in a way that those around us see the fruit of the Spirit and not the fruit of the flesh. What do people see when they look at Your life? As followers of Jesus, we need to live through God's gift to us of the power inherent in the Holy Spirit.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Keeping the Sabbath, Lord, will require a lot of changes in the way I am living life. Teach me, Lord, how to take the next step with this in a way that fits my unique personality and situation. Help me to trust you with all that will remain unfinished and to enjoy my humble place in your very large world. In Jesus' name, amen.   Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 129). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Malachi 3:8-12; Proverbs 23:5; Genesis 1:2; Psalms 1:39; Acts 1:4-5; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Hebrews 9:14; Luke 1:35; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16; Acts 2:42; John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:6-7; John 3:4-8; John 14:16; John 16:7; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH'S DAILY DEVOTIONAL – “When Jesus Asked You: “Whom do you say that I am?”, Did You Answer Jesus: “You are my God and the Lord of my Life!”?”: https://awordfromthelord.org/devotional/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

    Adventist Review Podcasts
    WHY GRACE ENDURES (May 20, 2022)

    Adventist Review Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 2:01


    If it were up to us, grace would have vanished long ago. Humans are hard-wired for anger, pettiness, and spite. Just look around: we keep a “righteous” score. We don't forgive. We even plot revenge on those who injure or insult us. Our code is built on protecting ourselves from a world of people just like us. We do by nature anything that pushes us ahead, above, and to the top. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,' says the Lord. ‘And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine'” (Isaiah 55:8). “God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:17). “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all” (1 John 1:5). Grace flourishes because God rules above our broken world. Everything that's good and kind and healing comes from otherworldly love that will not let us go. Believe in love. And stay in grace. -Bill Knott

    SendMe Radio
    Isaiah 2 1000 Days of Searching the Scriptures Pastor Chidi Okorie 2022-05-19-#357

    SendMe Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:51


    Gold Street Garden Church
    The Extraordinary in the Ordinary // Michael Dow

    Gold Street Garden Church

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 92:59


    The Extraordinary in the Ordinary // Michael Dow Many are trying to manufacture their moment of arrival, instead of embracing every moment to reveal His transformative purchased work in their hearts. The moments the world esteem little value too, God esteems as the proving ground of the Bride of His Son. "For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church?" 1 Tim 3:5 For More information on Michael Dow and Burning Ones Visit; https://burningones.org/ For More info on Gold Street Garden visit; https://linktr.ee/goldstreetgarden

    Have You Heard? with Emma Mae Jenkins
    You Are Made for Freedom

    Have You Heard? with Emma Mae Jenkins

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 17:56


    Are you feeling stuck in the same sin habits and debilitating thought patterns? Are you so tired, using every ounce of energy to find freedom on your own? Emma Mae is sharing a simple story with us today that points to a deep and powerful truth. God made you for freedom and He made a way for you to experience that freedom through His Son, Jesus Christ. We pray this episode points you Jesus, who is truth and is the one who sets us free! -------------- PRE-ORDER NOW!! Emma's NEW book!! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1648707955/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2 -------------- Drinkolipop.com/EmmaMae - 20% OFF and Free Shipping https://www.Faithfulcounseling.com/emmamae - 10% OFF your first month of counseling http://www.Compassion.com/emma - Sponsored a child and SAVE A LIFE   https://Clothedinloveboutique.com/emma-mae-collection/ 40% OFF all merch   SOCIAL MEDIA  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1corinthians13_love/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haveyouheard_podcast/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmamae_collection/ Speaking events: https://www.Emmmaemcdaniel.com BOOKS: -Be Loved: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08187Y3XW/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 -All Caps You: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TS4QCMN/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

    Transforming Truth (audio)
    In This Present Moment

    Transforming Truth (audio)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 28:04


    Most of us came to faith in Christ by hearing some version of the Gospel that included an offer for us to ask Jesus into our hearts so that we can go to Heaven when we die. While God certainly uses evangelistic pleas like these to bring people into the Kingdom, we discover later that becoming a follower of Jesus has less to do with us going to Heaven when we die and more to do with Heaven coming to earth in us while we are still alive. Sometimes, we just need to revisit what the Scriptures say about what we have RIGHT NOW as those who are saved, born again and redeemed. The right-now realities of the faith shape the way we live once we understand them and believe them. Christians, let's not make the mistake of waiting to get to Heaven before we embrace all that God has provided for us in His Son, Jesus. It's not about transportation to Heaven. It's about transformation in us as we grow in knowing our Savior.

    SendMe Radio
    Psalms 4 (cont'd) 1000 Days of Searching the Scriptures Pastor Chidi Okorie 2022-05-17-#356

    SendMe Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 25:24


    Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
    God Sees a Jesus Follower as Being “In Christ”; Therefore, God Sees a Jesus Follower as His Son or Daughter

    Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 1:00


    God Sees a Jesus Follower as Being “In Christ”; Therefore, God Sees a Jesus Follower as His Son or Daughter MESSAGE SUMMARY: As Followers of Jesus, you are "In Christ" -- God looks at you, as a Jesus Follower, and He sees Jesus in you. Throughout the Epistles we find: "In Christ" or "In Him". In Galatians 3:14, Paul tells you that your faith in Jesus makes you “In Christ” and a recipient of God's Covenant with Abraham: “so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.". Also, Paul goes even further, in Galatians 3:25-28, to tell you that, through your faith in Jesus, you no longer need any kind of intermediary because you are “In Christ” and you have a personal relationship with God, the Creator of the Universe: “But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.”. When God sees you, “In Christ" as a Jesus Follower, He sees Jesus, the Son. Therefore, God sees you as His son or daughter.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Lord, everything in me resists following you into the garden of Gethsemane to fall on my face to the ground before you. Grant me the courage to follow you all the way to the cross, whatever that might mean for my life. And then, by your grace, lead me to resurrection life and power. In Jesus' name, amen.   Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 100). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Anxiety. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit's fruit of Peace. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f). SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Romans 3:21-26; Romans 6:5-11; Romans 6:22-23; Psalms 63:1-11. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “Marriage – A Current Assessment (Christ the King Anglican Church; Birmingham, AL)”, at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

    SendMe Radio
    Psalms 4 1000 Days of Searching the Scriptures Pastor Chidi Okorie 2022-05-16-#355

    SendMe Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 27:59


    Voice From Heaven
    Lesson of the Day 136 - Sickness is a defense against the truth with Clare

    Voice From Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 47:32


    Sickness is a defense against the truth. No one can heal unless he understands what purpose sickness seems to serve. For then he understands as well its purpose has no meaning. Being causeless and without a meaningful intent of any kind, it cannot be at all. When this is seen, healing is automatic. It dispels this meaningless illusion by the same approach that carries all of them to truth, and merely leaves them there to disappear. Sickness is not an accident. Like all defenses, it is an insane device for self-deception. And like all the rest, its purpose is to hide reality, attack it, change it, render it inept, distort it, twist it, or reduce it to a little pile of unassembled parts. The aim of all defenses is to keep the truth from being whole. The parts are seen as if each one were whole within itself. Defenses are not unintentional, nor are they made without awareness. They are secret, magic wands you wave when truth appears to threaten what you would believe. They seem to be unconscious but because of the rapidity with which you choose to use them. In that second, even less, in which the choice is made, you recognize exactly what you would attempt to do, and then proceed to think that it is done. Who but yourself evaluates a threat, decides escape is necessary, and sets up a series of defenses to reduce the threat that has been judged as real? All this cannot be done unconsciously. But afterwards, your plan requires that you must forget you made it, so it seems to be external to your own intent; a happening beyond your state of mind, an outcome with a real effect on you, instead of one effected by yourself. It is this quick forgetting of the part you play in making your "reality" that makes defenses seem to be beyond your own control. But what you have forgot can be remembered, given willingness to reconsider the decision which is doubly shielded by oblivion. Your not remembering is but the sign that this decision still remains in force, as far as your desires are concerned. Mistake not this for fact. Defenses must make facts unrecognizable. They aim at doing this, and it is this they do. Every defense takes fragments of the whole, assembles them without regard to all their true relationships, and thus constructs illusions of a whole that is not there. It is this process that imposes threat, and not whatever outcome may result. When parts are wrested from the whole and seen as separate and wholes within themselves, they become symbols standing for attack upon the whole; successful in effect, and never to be seen as whole again. And yet you have forgotten that they stand but for your own decision of what should be real, to take the place of what is real. Sickness is a decision. It is not a thing that happens to you, quite unsought, which makes you weak and brings you suffering. It is a choice you make, a plan you lay, when for an instant truth arises in your own deluded mind, and all your world appears to totter and prepare to fall. Now are you sick, that truth may go away and threaten your establishments no more. How do you think that sickness can succeed in shielding you from truth? Because it proves the body is not separate from you, and so you must be separate from the truth. You suffer pain because the body does, and in this pain are you made one with it. Thus is your "true" identity preserved, and the strange, haunting thought that you might be something beyond this little pile of dust silenced and stilled. For see, this dust can make you suffer, twist your limbs and stop your heart, commanding you to die and cease to be. Thus is the body stronger than the truth, which asks you live, but cannot overcome your choice to die. And so the body is more powerful than everlasting life, Heaven more frail than hell, and God's design for the salvation of His Son opposed by a decision stronger than His Will. His Son is dust, the Father incomplete, and chaos sits in triumph on His throne. Such is your planning for your own defense. And you believe that Heaven quails before such mad attacks as these, with God made blind by your illusions, truth turned into lies, and all the universe made slave to laws which your defenses would impose on it. Yet who believes illusions but the one who made them up? Who else can see them and react to them as if they were the truth? God knows not of your plans to change His Will. The universe remains unheeding of the laws by which you thought to govern it. And Heaven has not bowed to hell, nor life to death. You can but choose to think you die, or suffer sickness or distort the truth in any way. What is created is apart from all of this. Defenses are plans to defeat what cannot be attacked. What is unalterable cannot change. And what is wholly sinless cannot sin. Such is the simple truth. It does not make appeal to might nor triumph. It does not command obedience, nor seek to prove how pitiful and futile your attempts to plan defenses that would alter it. Truth merely wants to give you happiness, for such its purpose is. Perhaps it sighs a little when you throw away its gifts, and yet it knows, with perfect certainty, that what God wills for you must be received. It is this fact that demonstrates that time is an illusion. For time lets you think what God has given you is not the truth right now, as it must be. The Thoughts of God are quite apart from time. For time is but another meaningless defense you made against the truth. Yet what He wills is here, and you remain as He created you. Truth has a power far beyond defense, for no illusions can remain where truth has been allowed to enter. And it comes to any mind that would lay down its arms, and cease to play with folly. It is found at any time; today, if you will choose to practice giving welcome to the truth. This is our aim today. And we will give a quarter of an hour twice to ask the truth to come to us and set us free. And truth will come, for it has never been apart from us. It merely waits for just this invitation which we give today. We introduce it with a healing prayer, to help us rise above defensiveness, and let truth be as it has always been: Sickness is a defense against the truth. I will accept the truth of what I am, and let my mind be wholly healed today. Healing will flash across your open mind, as peace and truth arise to take the place of war and vain imaginings. There will be no dark corners sickness can conceal, and keep defended from the light of truth. There will be no dim figures from your dreams, nor their obscure and meaningless pursuits with double purposes insanely sought, remaining in your mind. It will be healed of all the sickly wishes that it tried to authorize the body to obey. Now is the body healed, because the source of sickness has been opened to relief. And you will recognize you practiced well by this: The body should not feel at all. If you have been successful, there will be no sense of feeling ill or feeling well, of pain or pleasure. No response at all is in the mind to what the body does. Its usefulness remains and nothing more. Perhaps you do not realize that this removes the limits you had placed upon the body by the purposes you gave to it. As these are laid aside, the strength the body has will always be enough to serve all truly useful purposes. The body's health is fully guaranteed, because it is not limited by time, by weather or fatigue, by food and drink, or any laws you made it serve before. You need do nothing now to make it well, for sickness has become impossible. Yet this protection needs to be preserved by careful watching. If you let your mind harbor attack thoughts, yield to judgment or make plans against uncertainties to come, you have again misplaced yourself, and made a bodily identity which will attack the body, for the mind is sick. Give instant remedy, should this occur, by not allowing your defensiveness to hurt you longer. Do not be confused about what must be healed, but tell yourself: I have forgotten what I really am, for I mistook my body for myself. Sickness is a defense against the truth. But I am not a body. And my mind cannot attack. So I can not be sick.- Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 136

    BIBLE IN TEN
    Acts 7:40

    BIBLE IN TEN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 6:47


    Monday, 16 May 2022   saying to Aaron, ‘Make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.' Acts 7:40   In the previous verse, Stephen noted that the fathers rejected Moses and “in their hearts they turned back to Egypt.” With that in mind, he continues by citing the words of the people, they were “saying to Aaron.”   Aaron is Moses' older brother and the person who had been with him as they confronted Pharaoh numerous times. He personally spoke for Moses as his mouthpiece. He saw the signs, wonders, and miracles that led to the Exodus. If anyone would be expected to wait for and support Moses, it would certainly be him. And yet, the people came to him with a demand, saying, “Make us gods to go before us.”   The verb is future, and the wording is more precise. The Greek reads, “Make us gods which shall go before us.” The idea is that they were to fashion their own gods that would be used as emblems to be carried before them as they marched. With this understood, Stephen continues with the words of the people, saying, “as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt.”   The people acknowledged that it was Moses who conducted them out of Egypt. As Moses spoke on behalf of the Lord, it is thus a rejection of the Lord. The agreement for him to serve in this capacity had already been made and they were bound to it. And yet, they ignored this in their rush to hurry into making their own future. As this is so, they continue by saying, “we do not know what has become of him.”   It is a pathetic excuse for their situation. Moses had ascended the mountain. The presence of the Lord was clearly visible upon the mountain. If they didn't believe Moses, they could have simply walked up the mountain and checked on his state. However, if they believed that they were accountable to the Lord and would be punished by Him for going up the mountain, then it meant that they knew the Lord was there.   Either way, they were completely without excuse for their words. Stephen's inclusion of this account is a clear presentation to the council that they were doing exactly the same thing. They, like Aaron, were there to transmit the words of Moses. They knew what he expected and what the word prophesied concerning the Lord. And yet, they turned their back on Moses, and thus they turned their back on the Lord. They did this by looking to fashion their own gods to lead them – gods of self, legalism, and so on. They were following the same pattern as their fathers in their actions towards the Lord.   The words of Stephen in this verse are found in Exodus 32 –   “Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, ‘Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'” Exodus 32:1   Life application: As is apparent, whether we have a visible manifestation of the Lord right in front of us or not, our inclination as people is to reject Him. How often do we hear others say (or personally think ourselves) that they would believe if they just had a sign from God? “Why doesn't He clearly show Himself so that we can believe?”   Two things can be considered from this type of thinking. First, “No. No, you wouldn't.” Even if God wrote His name in the stars, people would certainly ignore it and claim the form of the letters in the alphabet were derived from the pattern of the stars. Thus, the stars came before the alphabet, being the basis for it. Or they would find some other reason to disbelieve.   Secondly, however, God has revealed Himself in the stars, in the sun, in the flower, and in the workings of the bumblebee. The wisdom of God is found throughout the universe, from the smallest particle we can contemplate to the overall structure of the universe itself. It is seen in the complexity of the human brain and in the intricate fashioning of the hand of man. God's power, intellect, and glory are seen in all such things. And yet, we ascribe all of this to random chance and evolution.   Expect no sign. It is very likely that you wouldn't believe it anyway. You have already been given ten billion times ten billion signs. If you cannot believe based upon what He has done, you will not believe anything else He might do. Rather, by simple faith, accept that He is God, that He has given us His word, and that He has sent His Son to bring us back to Himself. This is what God finds pleasing. Have faith and be pleasing to Him.   Lord God, You look for faith in Your faithless creatures, so a little bit will do. And when we have faith, help us to increase it daily by thinking about You and what You have done for us in the giving of Christ Jesus. Thank You for Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  

    Joyland Life
    150. The Holy Spirit... Part 7 - Our Connection to Our Redemption - PDF

    Joyland Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022


    Holy Spirit IS your and my active union with Father God. 1. Connecting Us to Life 2. Connecting Your Mind to Life 3. Presence of Him Who Raised Jesus 4. Granting Our Adoption & Inheritance * Holy Spirit IS your and my active union with Father God. 5. Making Frustrations Endurable * Holy Spirit is the Steward and Revealer/Discloser of our restored glory, purpose, and destiny. Holy Spirit knows who you truly are! 6. Making Perseverance Possible * We live in an as-of-yet not-fully-redeemed world and culture. 7. Making Sense of Our Personal Journey 8. Makes Real to US The Love of Christ 9. Connecting to God's Mind * The realities of Father God’s gifts to us — uniquely through His Son and Word, Jesus the Anointed—come to us personally, corporately, and exclusively through and by Holy Spirit; God with us: life- giver, brooder, filler, revealer, and help “down from’ Authority on high. Follow along at our social outlets: https://joylandlife.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joylandlife/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-vPe7h_wjctIQxnaUQSnQ?view_as=subscriber Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/joyland-life/id1494637858 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gCbEDE8pgrNhHlG0WM0fo?si=6fSKeO87SoGrx2BOUveHfQ&nd=1 Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/j/3377733377 Joyland App: https://tithely.app.link/joyland (You must follow this through your phone.) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joylandlife/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoylandLife Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/joylandlife

    Joyland Life
    150. The Holy Spirit... Part 7 - Our Connection to Our Redemption - Video

    Joyland Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 59:34


    Holy Spirit IS your and my active union with Father God. 1. Connecting Us to Life 2. Connecting Your Mind to Life 3. Presence of Him Who Raised Jesus 4. Granting Our Adoption & Inheritance * Holy Spirit IS your and my active union with Father God. 5. Making Frustrations Endurable * Holy Spirit is the Steward and Revealer/Discloser of our restored glory, purpose, and destiny. Holy Spirit knows who you truly are! 6. Making Perseverance Possible * We live in an as-of-yet not-fully-redeemed world and culture. 7. Making Sense of Our Personal Journey 8. Makes Real to US The Love of Christ 9. Connecting to God's Mind * The realities of Father God’s gifts to us — uniquely through His Son and Word, Jesus the Anointed—come to us personally, corporately, and exclusively through and by Holy Spirit; God with us: life- giver, brooder, filler, revealer, and help “down from’ Authority on high. Follow along at our social outlets: https://joylandlife.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joylandlife/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-vPe7h_wjctIQxnaUQSnQ?view_as=subscriber Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/joyland-life/id1494637858 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gCbEDE8pgrNhHlG0WM0fo?si=6fSKeO87SoGrx2BOUveHfQ&nd=1 Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/j/3377733377 Joyland App: https://tithely.app.link/joyland (You must follow this through your phone.) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joylandlife/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoylandLife Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/joylandlife

    Joyland Life
    150. The Holy Spirit... Part 7 - Our Connection to Our Redemption - Audio

    Joyland Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 57:57


    Holy Spirit IS your and my active union with Father God. 1. Connecting Us to Life 2. Connecting Your Mind to Life 3. Presence of Him Who Raised Jesus 4. Granting Our Adoption & Inheritance * Holy Spirit IS your and my active union with Father God. 5. Making Frustrations Endurable * Holy Spirit is the Steward and Revealer/Discloser of our restored glory, purpose, and destiny. Holy Spirit knows who you truly are! 6. Making Perseverance Possible * We live in an as-of-yet not-fully-redeemed world and culture. 7. Making Sense of Our Personal Journey 8. Makes Real to US The Love of Christ 9. Connecting to God's Mind * The realities of Father God’s gifts to us — uniquely through His Son and Word, Jesus the Anointed—come to us personally, corporately, and exclusively through and by Holy Spirit; God with us: life- giver, brooder, filler, revealer, and help “down from’ Authority on high. Follow along at our social outlets: https://joylandlife.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joylandlife/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-vPe7h_wjctIQxnaUQSnQ?view_as=subscriber Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/joyland-life/id1494637858 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gCbEDE8pgrNhHlG0WM0fo?si=6fSKeO87SoGrx2BOUveHfQ&nd=1 Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/j/3377733377 Joyland App: https://tithely.app.link/joyland (You must follow this through your phone.) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joylandlife/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoylandLife Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/joylandlife

    Sermon of the Week, Cornerstone Christian Center
    Revelation Series Sunday Session 9 - The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

    Sermon of the Week, Cornerstone Christian Center

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 46:41


    God's plan from the beginning—the Great Consummation—is to provide a bride for His Son. All things will wrap up with the marriage of the Lamb.

    First Baptist Church of Arlington - FBCA Podcast

    Dennis R Wiles FBC Arlington May 15, 2022 High School Grad Sunday 2022 Re- . . . SPRING 2022 Re-Concile April 18 – June 4, 2022 Re-Conciled! 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 RE-CONCILE: In the New Testament, the Greek word underneath the family of English words associated with reconciliation is taken from the accounting industry where coins were “exchanged”, and accounts were “reconciled.” Mankind has long wondered about the grand questions of our existence. Where did we come from? Why are we here? How will this all end? Of course, the Bible offers a clear answer for anyone who will bother to read it. Another set of questions has to do with what went wrong and how can it be fixed? 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 provides a wonderful response to that. -Curt Grice Re-Conciled! 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 REDEMPTION: God is the One Who is redeeming humanity and restoring creation! RECONCILIATION: We can be reconciled to God only through Jesus Christ, His Son, and our Savior! RECONCILERS: We have been sanctioned by God to be engaged in the ministry of reconciliation. The message of reconciliation is ours to share, and the reality of reconciliation is ours to practice. As mentioned before, reconciliation is not typically something we strive for in Western culture. Certainly, it ought to be stated that sometimes it is appropriate to leave a relationship. Some relationships are so unhealthy and toxic that no one ought to return to the abuse or endangerment. Overall, though, our culture has blessed the quick and painless elimination of any relationship that is fractured. We are encouraged to leave a friendship rather than to circle back and make amends. We feel blessed to walk away from any association that is more difficult than we initially imagined. Divorce is still far too common. -Katy Reed-Hodges

    First Baptist Church of Arlington - FBCA Podcast

    Dennis R Wiles FBC Arlington May 15, 2022 High School Grad Sunday 2022 Re- . . . SPRING 2022 Re-Concile April 18 – June 4, 2022 Re-Conciled! 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 RE-CONCILE: In the New Testament, the Greek word underneath the family of English words associated with reconciliation is taken from the accounting industry where coins were “exchanged”, and accounts were “reconciled.” Mankind has long wondered about the grand questions of our existence. Where did we come from? Why are we here? How will this all end? Of course, the Bible offers a clear answer for anyone who will bother to read it. Another set of questions has to do with what went wrong and how can it be fixed? 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 provides a wonderful response to that. -Curt Grice Re-Conciled! 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 REDEMPTION: God is the One Who is redeeming humanity and restoring creation! RECONCILIATION: We can be reconciled to God only through Jesus Christ, His Son, and our Savior! RECONCILERS: We have been sanctioned by God to be engaged in the ministry of reconciliation. The message of reconciliation is ours to share, and the reality of reconciliation is ours to practice. As mentioned before, reconciliation is not typically something we strive for in Western culture. Certainly, it ought to be stated that sometimes it is appropriate to leave a relationship. Some relationships are so unhealthy and toxic that no one ought to return to the abuse or endangerment. Overall, though, our culture has blessed the quick and painless elimination of any relationship that is fractured. We are encouraged to leave a friendship rather than to circle back and make amends. We feel blessed to walk away from any association that is more difficult than we initially imagined. Divorce is still far too common. -Katy Reed-Hodges

    Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
    For a Jesus Follower in Difficult Circumstances, God: “is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster”

    Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 1:00


    For a Jesus Follower in Difficult Circumstances, God: “is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster” MESSAGE SUMMARY:  God wants to make you and your life into a “pearl of great value”. However, some of us are upset about our life difficulties or issues in our relationships. You need to allow God to use your life circumstances. If you are obedient and submissive to God, He will turn your situations into a life of beauty. Alternatively, when you encounter these negative situations in your life, often, you can become bitter. On the other hand, you can submit and obey the Lord, thereby, permitting the Lord to turn your life and life situations into pearls of beauty and into a life of great value. Also, you will have more of Jesus' presence in your life. As Paul tells us in Philippians 1:21: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.". Remember, the Prophet Joel tells us, in Joel 2:13b, about the character of God: “he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.".   TODAY'S PRAYER: Keeping the Sabbath, Lord, will require a lot of changes in the way I am living life. Teach me, Lord, how to take the next step with this in a way that fits my unique personality and situation. Help me to trust you with all that will remain unfinished and to enjoy my humble place in your very large world. In Jesus' name, amen.    Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 129). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Joel 2:12-13; James 4:4-10; Isaiah 1:18-20; Psalms 61:1-8. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “Marriage – A Current Assessment (Christ the King Anglican Church; Birmingham, AL)” at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/    DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

    Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach
    The Resurrection -- Part 3: Jesus Gives Us His Great Commission Just Before His Ascension

    Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 24:59


    The Resurrection -- Part 3: Jesus Gives Us His Great Commission Just Before His Ascension MESSAGE SUMMARY: Introduction from “The Resurrection -- Part 3: Jesus Gives Us His Great Commission Just Before His Ascension: At Jesus last appearance to His Eleven Disciples as a group and just before His Ascension, Jesus gives His Great Commission to us and to His Disciples. In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus commissions or, indeed, commands us: “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'”. Jesus, in Matthew 28:16-20, has commissioned us and commanded us to: Go, Make Disciples, Baptize, and to Teach everything that he has taught us (e.g., the Bible, our walk with the Holy Spirit) to the “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Remember again, that this commission and commandment (i.e. “as you go”) was the last thing that Jesus, as the Incarnate God-Man, told His Disciples and, therefore, us before His Ascension into Heaven to become solely God again. Because of the Resurrection and God's Grace, we have the opportunity for Salvation and Eternal Life; and God has given this opportunity to others next door and around the world, through us, if we Go, Make Disciples, Baptize, and Teach! Today' Message – Hearing God's Voice: In John 10:1-18, Jesus presents the picture of the Shephard and the Shepherd's relationship to His flock. Shepherding, in the First Century, was an intense and demanding occupation with the need for the Shepherd to lead and communicate with His sheep and to prevent “false shepherds” from stealing sheep. In communicating with His sheep, the sheep learn and listen for the Shepherd's voice which protects the sheep from “false shepherds”. Jesus tells us, in John 10:7-11, that He is the Shepherd and only through and with Jesus can we enter into the Gate, which is our Salvation and Eternal Life:' So Jesus again said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.'”. Jesus tells us that the sheep will hear His voice; therefore, if we are followers of Jesus, we should hear Jesus voice – we are all called to be Jesus' sheep. How do we know the voice of Jesus our Good Shepherd? To hear and know Jesus' voice, we need to consider: 1) we must “enter through the Gate” – the “Gate” is only Jesus; 2) we must be a sheep (i.e. must be saved and have a personal relationship with Jesus) of the Good Shepherd to hear and distinguish His voice from the “false shepherds”; 3) we must learn to listen – God's voice can present to us in many ways, especially through the Holy Spirit – the Holy Spirit gives us an insight into the mind of God and puts our mind in sync with God; 4) the voice of Satan is discernable from the voice and message of Jesus; and 5) we must obey the Lord as we listen – in the New Testament, the words “hear” and “obey” are the same; and God wants to guide and direct us. Ultimately, God tells us: “Be still and know that I am God.”. He is Risen, and He is alive today!   TODAY'S PRAYER: Keeping the Sabbath, Lord, will require a lot of changes in the way I am living life. Teach me, Lord, how to take the next step with this in a way that fits my unique personality and situation. Help me to trust you with all that will remain unfinished and to enjoy my humble place in your very large world. In Jesus' name, amen. Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 129). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 28:16-20; John 21:1-14; Acts 1:8; John 3:3-8; John 10:1-27 ; Ezekiel 34:22-24,31; Psalms 23:1-6; John 5:25; Ezekiel 1:28; Ezekiel 43:2; 1 Kings 19:12; Isiah 30:21; Ephesians 1:17-18; Hebrews 3:7. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH'S DAILY DEVOTIONAL – “For a Jesus Follower in Difficult Circumstances, God: “is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster”: https://awordfromthelord.org/devotional/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

    SendMe Radio
    Psalms 20 1000 Days of Searching the Scriptures Pastor Chidi Okorie 2022-05-13-#354

    SendMe Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 19:17


    Daily Prophet: Talks from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    Wounds and differences can be resolved and even healed when we honor God, the Father of us all, and Jesus Christ, His Son.

    Voice From Heaven
    Lesson of the Day 132 - I loose the world from all I thought it was with Elbert

    Voice From Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 60:00


    I loose the world from all I thought it was What keeps the world in chains but your beliefs? And what can save the world except your Self? Belief is powerful indeed. The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth. A madman thinks the world he sees is real, and does not doubt it. Nor can he be swayed by questioning his thoughts' effects. It is but when their source is raised to question that the hope of freedom comes to him at last. Yet is salvation easily achieved, for anyone is free to change his mind, and all his thoughts change with it. Now the source of thought has shifted, for to change your mind means you have changed the source of all ideas you think or ever thought or yet will think. You free the past from what you thought before. You free the future from all ancient thoughts of seeking what you do not want to find. The present now remains the only time. Here in the present is the world set free. For as you let the past be lifted and release the future from your ancient fears, you find escape and give it to the world. You have enslaved the world with all your fears, your doubts and miseries, your pain and tears, and all your sorrows press on it, and keep the world a prisoner to your beliefs. Death strikes it everywhere because you hold the bitter thoughts of death within your mind. The world is nothing in itself. Your mind must give it meaning. And what you behold upon it are your wishes, acted out so you can look on them and think them real. Perhaps you think you did not make the world, but came unwillingly to what was made already, hardly waiting for your thoughts to give it meaning. Yet in truth you found exactly what you looked for when you came. There is no world apart from what you wish, and herein lies your ultimate release. Change but your mind on what you want to see, and all the world must change accordingly. Ideas leave not their source. This central theme is often stated in the text, and must be borne in mind if you would understand the lesson for today. It is not pride which tells you that you made the world you see, and that it changes as you change your mind. But it is pride that argues you have come into a world quite separate from yourself, impervious to what you think, and quite apart from what you chance to think it is. There is no world! This is the central thought the course attempts to teach. Not everyone is ready to accept it, and each one must go as far as he can let himself be led along the road to truth. He will return and go still farther, or perhaps step back a while and then return again. But healing is the gift of those who are prepared to learn there is no world, and can accept the lesson now. Their readiness will bring the lesson to them in some form which they can understand and recognize. Some see it suddenly on point of death, and rise to teach it. Others find it in experience that is not of this world, which shows them that the world does not exist because what they behold must be the truth, and yet it clearly contradicts the world. And some will find it in this course, and in the exercises that we do today. Today's idea is true because the world does not exist. And if it is indeed your own imagining, then you can loose it from all things you ever thought it was by merely changing all the thoughts that gave it these appearances. The sick are healed as you let go all thoughts of sickness, and the dead arise when you let thoughts of life replace all thoughts you ever held of death. A lesson earlier repeated once must now be stressed again, for it contains the firm foundation for today's idea. You are as God created you. There is no place where you can suffer, and no time that can bring change to your eternal state. How can a world of time and place exist, if you remain as God created you? What is the lesson for today except another way of saying that to know your Self is the salvation of the world? To free the world from every kind of pain is but to change your mind about yourself. There is no world apart from your ideas because ideas leave not their source, and you maintain the world within your mind in thought. Yet if you are as God created you, you cannot think apart from Him, nor make what does not share His timelessness and Love. Are these inherent in the world you see? Does it create like Him? Unless it does, it is not real, and cannot be at all. If you are real the world you see is false, for God's creation is unlike the world in every way. And as it was His Thought by which you were created, so it is your thoughts which made it and must set it free, that you may know the Thoughts you share with God. Release the world! Your real creations wait for this release to give you fatherhood, not of illusions, but as God in truth. God shares His Fatherhood with you who are His Son, for He makes no distinctions in what is Himself and what is still Himself. What He creates is not apart from Him, and nowhere does the Father end, the Son begin as something separate from Him. There is no world because it is a thought apart from God, and made to separate the Father and the Son, and break away a part of God Himself and thus destroy His Wholeness. Can a world which comes from this idea be real? Can it be anywhere? Deny illusions, but accept the truth. Deny you are a shadow briefly laid upon a dying world. Release your mind, and you will look upon a world released. Today our purpose is to free the world from all the idle thoughts we ever held about it, and about all living things we see upon it. They can not be there. No more can we. For we are in the home our Father set for us, along with them. And we who are as He created us would loose the world this day from every one of our illusions, that we may be free. Begin the fifteen-minute periods in which we practice twice today with this: I who remain as God created me would loose the world from all I thought it was. For I am real because the world is not, and I would know my own reality. Then merely rest, alert but with no strain, and let your mind in quietness be changed so that the world is freed, along with you. You need not realize that healing comes to many brothers far across the world, as well as to the ones you see nearby, as you send out these thoughts to bless the world. But you will sense your own release, although you may not fully understand as yet that you could never be released alone. Throughout the day, increase the freedom sent through your ideas to all the world, and say whenever you are tempted to deny the power of your simple change of mind: I loose the world from all I thought it was, and choose my own reality instead.- Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 132

    The Bottom Line
    5/11/22 - Democrats Failed, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Eric Schumacher & Gender, Andrew Farley & Grace

    The Bottom Line

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 81:55


    - "Senate Democrats FAIL to Pass a Bill Which Would have ENSHRINED ABORTION INTO FEDERAL LAW!" - "New Evidence Suggests President Biden DID Actually Meet with His Son's Closest Business Partner While He was Vice President - So Why Did the Media INGORE THIS FACT?" - ELYSE FITZPATRICK and ERIC SCHUMAN: Jesus and Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ - ANDREW FARLEY: "What's So GOOD About God's Grace? Considering the GOOD NEWS in Light of Current Events and the Cross"

    The Shaun Tabatt Show
    783: Joanne Moody - How to Experience Miracles Wherever You Go

    The Shaun Tabatt Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 37:11


    Since experiencing her own life-changing supernatural healing, Joanne Moody has made it her mission to give away the love and miracles of Jesus everywhere she goes. She believes this is the power and privilege of every believer! In her new book Everyday Supernatural, she serves up a spiritual feast of captivating testimonies, practical teaching, and powerful activations. You will walk away emboldened with the knowledge that God is intent on using everyday people like you to perform His miracles and reveal His Son to the world! Resources mentioned in this episode: Everyday Supernatural: Experiencing God's Unexpected Manifestation in Your Life Find out more at AgapeFreedomFighters.org. The Shaun Tabatt Show is part of the Destiny Image Podcast Network.

    Richard Ellis Talks on Oneplace.com

    We can look around at the world we live in and see that everything points as evidence to the living God. When we align our lives to stand in His truth from His Word, agreeing that we are sinners in need of His saving through the death of His Son, we are choosing to walk in wisdom revealed to us since before the world was ever made. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/640/29

    Mornings with Jeff & Rebecca
    Finding Beauty In Our Brokenness

    Mornings with Jeff & Rebecca

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 0:49


    Every one of us has some sort of brokenness in our past. Perhaps we have grieved from a broken heart, complicated situations, loss of health, or relationships. Whether it's from choices we have made or circumstances beyond our control, sometimes we find ourselves so profoundly broken that we don't know how things could ever be restored.However, as Christians, we know that God loved us so much that He couldn't just let the pieces lie where they fell. He refused to give up on His creation. So God sent His Son, Jesus, to live and die as a human (Hebrews 2:14-18) so that we could see He was serious about wanting a relationship with us and that we could have a way to restore that relationship. You see, sin broke things so severely that it created a massive rift between God and us. The cracks were too deep to traverse on our own. But when Jesus died on the cross and rose again, He filled in those cracks and made it possible for each of us to have a personal relationship with the loving God who “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

    Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
    Motivation Realization

    Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 4:09


    It was the event of the season! I eagerly awaited my invite...but it never came. Before this event was even a possibility, I had poured into this person. God laid it on my heart to encourage, pray, and uplift—and I did just that for well over a year. When a friend of mine was chattering excitedly about the event, I was happy for her, but my own ego was bruised. What was wrong with me? Why was I not invited? I risked a quick sniff of my armpits—maybe I smelled? Later that day, I began to analyze all my interactions and conversations with this person, coming up with zero reasons why I would not merit an invitation. Since others who had known this person for half the amount of time I had were getting an invite, something had to be wrong with me. That was when I felt like God spoke to my heart: “What is your motivation for love?” The realization cut deep—somewhere along the line, my original motivations of encouragement had morphed into entitlement. Perhaps it's time we all took a hard look at what motivates us to show love to others. Are we pouring into others to gain special privileges? Are we showing kindness simply to receive kindness? Are we giving so we will look good in the eyes of those around us? Are we serving so we can cash in when a need arises? The only one with ultimately pure motivations is God. We did nothing to deserve the sacrifice of His Son, yet He loved us without expecting anything in return (1 John 4:9-10). The way Jesus loves us is selfless, and this is the way of love He calls us to emulate (verse 11). Our motivation for love should be because “he first loved us” (verse 19). In our relationships with those around us, may we have the same mindset of Christ: humbly putting others first without seeking anything in return (Philippians 2:2-5). May we daily choose to put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and forgiveness, with love as the binding agent (Colossians 3:12-14). • Savannah Coleman • Can you think of a time you showed kindness to someone for the wrong reasons? God knows we are sinful and selfish—yet He loves us. That's why Jesus came to save us, humbly laying down His own life so that we could live. If we've put our trust in Jesus, we are totally forgiven, and the Holy Spirit transforms us to be more and more like Jesus. When we rely on His strength to help us in our weaknesses, He transforms our motivations and helps us be sincere in our love. We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (NIV)

    Voice From Heaven
    Lesson of the Day 131 - No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth with Devavan

    Voice From Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 53:29


    No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth. Failure is all about you while you seek for goals that cannot be achieved. You look for permanence in the impermanent, for love where there is none, for safety in the midst of danger; immortality within the darkness of the dream of death. Who could succeed where contradiction is the setting of his searching, and the place to which he comes to find stability? Goals that are meaningless are not attained. There is no way to reach them, for the means by which you strive for them are meaningless as they are. Who can use such senseless means, and hope through them to gain in anything? Where can they lead? And what could they achieve that offers any hope of being real? Pursuit of the imagined leads to death because it is the search for nothingness, and while you seek for life you ask for death. You look for safety and security, while in your heart you pray for danger and protection for the little dream you made. Yet searching is inevitable here. For this you came, and you will surely do the thing you came for. But the world can not dictate the goal for which you search, unless you give it power to do so. Otherwise, you still are free to choose a goal that lies beyond the world and every worldly thought, and one that comes to you from an idea relinquished yet remembered, old yet new; an echo of a heritage forgot, yet holding everything you really want. Be glad that search you must. Be glad as well to learn you search for Heaven, and must find the goal you really want. No one can fail to want this goal and reach it in the end. God's Son can not seek vainly, though he try to force delay, deceive himself and think that it is hell he seeks. When he is wrong, he finds correction. When he wanders off, he is led back to his appointed task. No one remains in hell, for no one can abandon his Creator, nor affect His perfect, timeless and unchanging Love. You will find Heaven. Everything you seek but this will fall away. Yet not because it has been taken from you. It will go because you do not want it. You will reach the goal you really want as certainly as God created you in sinlessness. Why wait for Heaven? It is here today. Time is the great illusion it is past or in the future. Yet this cannot be, if it is where God wills His Son to be. How could the Will of God be in the past, or yet to happen? What He wills is now, without a past and wholly futureless. It is as far removed from time as is a tiny candle from a distant star, or what you chose from what you really want. Heaven remains your one alternative to this strange world you made and all its ways; its shifting patterns and uncertain goals, its painful pleasures and its tragic joys. God made no contradictions. What denies its own existence and attacks itself is not of Him. He did not make two minds, with Heaven as the glad effect of one, and earth the other's sorry outcome which is Heaven's opposite in every way. God does not suffer conflict. Nor is His creation split in two. How could it be His Son could be in hell, when God Himself established him in Heaven? Could he lose what the Eternal Will has given him to be his home forever? Let us not try longer to impose an alien will upon God's single purpose. He is here because He wills to be, and what He wills is present now, beyond the reach of time. Today we will not choose a paradox in place of truth. How could the Son of God make time to take away the Will of God? He thus denies himself, and contradicts what has no opposite. He thinks he made a hell opposing Heaven, and believes that he abides in what does not exist, while Heaven is the place he cannot find. Leave foolish thoughts like these behind today, and turn your mind to true ideas instead. No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth, and it is truth we seek to reach today. We will devote ten minutes to this goal three times today, and we will ask to see the rising of the real world to replace the foolish images that we hold dear, with true ideas arising in the place of thoughts that have no meaning, no effect, and neither source nor substance in the truth. This we acknowledge as we start upon our practice periods. Begin with this: I ask to see a different world, and think a different kind of thought from those I made. The world I seek I did not make alone, the thoughts I want to think are not my own. For several minutes watch your mind and see, although your eyes are closed, the senseless world you think is real. Review the thoughts as well which are compatible with such a world, and which you think are true. Then let them go, and sink below them to the holy place where they can enter not. There is a door beneath them in your mind, which you could not completely lock to hide what lies beyond. Seek for that door and find it. But before you try to open it, remind yourself no one can fail who seeks to reach the truth. And it is this request you make today. Nothing but this has any meaning now; no other goal is valued now nor sought, nothing before this door you really want, and only what lies past it do you seek. Put out your hand, and see how easily the door swings open with your one intent to go beyond it. Angels light the way, so that all darkness vanishes, and you are standing in a light so bright and clear that you can understand all things you see. A tiny moment of surprise, perhaps, will make you pause before you realize the world you see before you in the light reflects the truth you knew, and did not quite forget in wandering away in dreams. You cannot fail today. There walks with you the Spirit Heaven sent you, that you might approach this door some day, and through His aid slip effortlessly past it, to the light. Today that day has come. Today God keeps His ancient promise to His holy Son, as does His Son remember his to Him. This is a day of gladness, for we come to the appointed time and place where you will find the goal of all your searching here, and all the seeking of the world, which end together as you pass beyond the door. Remember often that today should be a time of special gladness, and refrain from dismal thoughts and meaningless laments. Salvation's time has come. Today is set by Heaven itself to be a time of grace for you and for the world. If you forget this happy fact, remind yourself with this: Today I seek and find all that I want. My single purpose offers it to me. No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.- Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 131

    Text Talk
    Hebrews 2: Those Who Heard

    Text Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 15:06


    Hebrews 2:1-4Andrew and Edwin take on a potential objection from the first chapter of Hebrews. If God is speaking to us through His Son, why was the New Testament written by apostles and prophets. Hebrews chapter 2 explains.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here.    Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org.    Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here.   Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=9644The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/ 

    The Whole Word Podcast
    [Summer Recording Break: Re-Broadcast] Matthew 01 - The Genealogy of Jesus and What His Name Means

    The Whole Word Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 12:55


    Summer Recording Break (Re-Broadcast)Matthew 01The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah (v 1-17)Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son (v 18-25)**********Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version ®, NIV ® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved worldwide.The “NIV”, “New International Version”, “Biblica”, “International Bible Society” and the Biblica Logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.  Used with permission.BIBLICA, THE INTERNATIONAL BIBLE SOCIETY, provides God's Word to people through Bible translation & Bible publishing, and Bible engagement in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Through its worldwide reach, Biblica engages people with God's Word so that their lives are transformed through a relationship with Jesus Christ.Support the show