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Congregation Beth Hallel and Rabbi Kevin Solomon

Are you feeling burdened by the faults of others? Join Rabbi Kevin of Congregation Beth Hallel as he describes mercy and the importance of being merciful. Mercy is a counterintuitive concept with which we often struggle. Gain important insight and motivation to be more like Yeshua today! https://www.bible.com/bible/314/eph.2.1-5 (Eph. 2.1-5); https://www.bible.com/bible/314/1ti.1.15-16 (1 Tim. 1.15-16); https://www.bible.com/bible/314/mat.5.7 (Matt. 5.7); https://www.bible.com/bible/314/JAS.2.13.TLV (Jam. 2.13); https://www.bible.com/bible/314/mat.18.23-34 (Matt. 18.23-34); https://www.bible.com/bible/314/pro.21.21 (Prov. 21.21) https://bethhallel.org/contact-us (Prayer Requests) or send an email to info@bethhallel.org https://bethhallel.org/?fbclid=IwAR3QzlKyfeh_ovjCz1OC1V4J2fyv5CNE7zEUsAkcZM0zBUXNLqeJF6M9Oi4 (CBH Website) https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FBVL4JZH8HVS4&fbclid=IwAR2MB7yq6Zkq-ZNvwnw8Yz6z0crcMmGPpKhqIDD4w3sr5fXDBE0qOr1C5cM (Donate) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EfRTmLFyvapAVb7q64PoA (YouTube Channel)

Chad the Podcast
Huckin' A Word

Chad the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 16:29


THE Ohio State University has successfully trademarked the word THE, so words are expensive now. Luckily, Chad's got some in the back but he's gotta sell it without using the word once otherwise he's gonna have to pay… For reference: https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/23/us/ohio-state-university-trademarks-the/index.htmlRecorded LIVE at the Green Mill Lounge 6/25/22 Follow along for more Chadventures: https://linktr.ee/ChadtheBirdBrought to you by Jeppson's Mälort: Aiding in Social Distancing since the 1930's The Patreon is LIVE and we need money. Featuring “Promises” by the Barrerracudas and a snippy of “SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR” by Jason Shaw http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jas... Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW, VOTE VOTE VOTE! And as aways: BLACK LIVES MATTER, MASK, VAX and BOOST, DOWN WITH THE SCOTUS!

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - Philly signs P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, Kevin Durant demands a trade from Brooklyn, Jalen Brunson to the Knicks and more from the first hour of NBA free agency. With Paul Hudrick..

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 40:15


Paul Hudrick joins Jas to recap a wild first hour of NBA free agency. They discuss: *The Sixers signing P.J. Tucker and Danuel House to deals. *What do the signings mean for the Sixers' rotation and their title chances next season? *What do the arrivals of Tucker and House mean for Mattise Thybulle? *Will Tobias Harris be traded? *Kevin Durant demands a trade from the Nets. *The rest of the major signings from the first hour of free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Everything Pro Wrestling
AEW Dynamite 6/29/22 Full Show Review | Blood And Guts

Everything Pro Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 68:22


#AEW #AEWDynamite #BloodAndGuts No rest for the wicked, as they say. After a memorable night filled with amazing matches and heart-stopping bouts back at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door, All Elite Wrestling keeps its foot on the gas pedal with a special Blood and Guts edition of AEW Dynamite. Last year's iteration of Blood and Guts saw The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle battle it out inside the unforgiving steel structure. The night was capped off with one of the most horrendous sights fans have ever seen; MJF pushing Chris Jericho off the top of the cage. If last year's event is anything to go by, expect nothing less but unadulterated violence and carnage. On this week's AEW Dynamite, the Jericho Appreciation Society and Blackpool Combat Club meet inside the cage to settle this bloody war once and for all. The bout will serve as the main event of Dynamite, with a lot more surely coming to delight the #AllElite loyalists. Without further ado, it's Wednesday night, and you know what that means! Time AEW Dynamite: Blood and Guts. Let's run it down. The war between these factions just keeps on escalating further with each passing moment. This all started when Chris Jericho betrayed Santana and Ortiz, after seemingly aligning with their longtime friend Eddie Kingston. The “Mad King” also wasn't spared, as he got a fireball thrown in his face for good measure. Unfortunately for Jericho and his band of misfits, Proud and Powerful and Kingston has friends in very dark places. Enter: the Blackpool Combat Club. Compromised of now AEW Interim World Champion Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Wheeler Yuta, and their mentor, the legend William Regal. These men did not stand idly by and rushed to the aid of their cohorts, standing by Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz's side in a “Anarchy in the Arena” match back at Double or Nothing. While the BCC and company did not succeed, they made a statement. Making it explicitly clear the war is far from over. However, due to the extremely physical nature of past bouts, “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson had to bow out of the Blood and Guts match and Forbidden Door. Fortunately, Danielson did find a more than suitable replacement. Shocking everyone in the United Center in Chicago, Claudio Castagnoli made his AEW debut, defeating technical wizard Zack Sabre Jr. in a “match of the night” candidate. He further cemented his status as the new member and possible “X-Factor” of the BCC when he rushed to the aid of Mox and company, during a beating from the JAS. With Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Minoru Suzuki being triumphant last Sunday night, the JAS has the one-man advantage. Will this be the determining factor in a Jericho Appreciation Society win or will the Blackpool Combat Club overcome and end this battle on their terms? Don't you dare miss the culmination of this war live on TBS! Source: https://lastwordonsports.com/prowrestling/2022/06/28/aew-dynamite-blood-and-guts-22/ * WE HAVE SOME GREAT MERCH ON TEE PUBLIC

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - 2022 free agency primer: James Harden opts out and takes less than the max. What does that mean for the Sixers in free agency and who can Daryl Morey add? With Dave Early.

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 32:09


In this episode, Dave Early joins Jas to break down what it means for the Sixers that James Harden is opting out of his max contract for next season. The pair also discuss: What it means for the Sixers' salary cap situation. Signing PJ Tucker in free agency. Using the BAE to acquire more wing depth. The Dejounte Murray trade and what it means for the Eastern Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Escaping the Beast of Double-Mindedness (Audio)David Eells - 6/29/22Many Christians believe that we should trust in methods and means of man because now God is weaker than He was in the Bible and needs our help. However, we are in the midst of many Christians who believe this but are finding out that many are dying because they trusted in man's vaccines which are proven to be a depopulation effort by the beast. According to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, 450,000 people a year die of iatropic causes. Iatropic means Doctor/Medicine related causes. And that was long before the shots that are sickening and killing so many millions.  If He now uses man's methods, how many mistakes does God make? The people are dying of many diseases from taking the shots, which cause the loss of their immune system. Deaths will rise geometrically for years. Jesus and His disciples didn't use the means and methods of man. In fact, we are warned in Jer 17:5  Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah. Let examine some objections to this. I was sent this question in an email: "My question is the verse in 1 Timothy 5:23 where Paul advises Timothy to "take a little wine for his stomach's sake and thine often infirmities." God hadn't healed him and I'm confused about your teaching on healing". The question really is about whether God heals using remedies or simply through faith without them, and this is in order to give all glory to Himself and not man.  Jesus spoke to His disciples in parables, symbols that they came to understand and they became ways for them to speak to others. For example: Notice that in 1 Timothy 5:23, sin is the subject before and after the verse in question. {1 Tim. 5:22} Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. {23} Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities (Infirmities here is the Greek word astheneia; meaning "weaknesses"). {24} Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they follow after. {25} In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid. The wine for the stomach statement is certainly out of context unless it speaks of deliverance from sin. The word translated "infirmities" is actually "weaknesses" which is clearly seen in other texts where the same word is correctly translated. (1 Cor.1:25) ...the weakness of God is stronger than men. Now we know that God is not infirm or sick so this word has to be "weakness". (2 Cor.13:4) for he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. We know that Jesus Christ was not crucified through infirmity, but weakness. He would not defend Himself when He was brought before Pilate and the Jewish leaders. Timothy had spiritual weaknesses for which the only cure was the spiritual wine. The stomach or belly was spiritually considered the seat of ruler ship for the carnal man. It represented being driven by the lusts (Gr: desires) of the flesh; driven by sin. {Phl.3:19} whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and [whose] glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. On the other hand wine was considered the cure for bondage to sin. Wine represents the blood of Jesus. {Mt.26:27} And he took a cup (of wine), and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; {28} for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. {29} But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Notice, Jesus equates the wine with His blood. So this is the spiritual cure for the lusts of the flesh. Through our own blood we have inherited the lusts of the sinful flesh and through Jesus' pure blood that nature is destroyed. {Lev.17:11} For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life. His blood is in us to the extent that we repent and partake of the life of His Word. {Jn.6:53} Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. {54} He that eateth my flesh (and He was the Word made flesh) and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Partaking of the blood or wine is a matter of walking in His Word by faith in His blood that was given to us. {1 Jn.1:7} but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Another common misunderstanding is Paul's Thorn. Paul was caught up to the third heaven and received wonderful revelations that tempted him to be proud. (2 Cor.12:7) And by reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted overmuch there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger (Greek: angelos,"angel") of Satan to buffet me, that I should not be exalted overmuch. Paul says the thorn was an angel of Satan to buffet him, not a sickness. The word "buffet" means "to hit over and over". You can see that this evil spirit was given to Paul to fulfill God's purpose of humbling him. (2 Cor.12:8) Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it might depart from me. (9) And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. This angel of Satan was bringing about a humbling in Paul's life that God called grace. When Paul was in a position of personal weakness or inability to save himself, he got to see God's power to save. It should be the same with us.  The Scriptures are full of instances where God purposely brought people such as Moses, Abraham, Jehoshaphat, Gideon, and Lazarus to a position of human weakness so that He could perform a miracle to save them and no one would get the credit but Him. Paul understood this. (2 Cor.12:10) Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses (K.J.V. uses infirmities), in injuries (insults), in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  "Thorn in the flesh" is mentioned four other times in the scriptures, and not once is it an infirmity. This word "weaknesses" is from the Greek word "astheneia" meaning "want of strength". The King James Version translated this word "infirmities", but the same Greek word in many other places, including this text, is translated "weak" or "weakness" (1 Cor.1:25; 2 Cor.11:29; 2 Cor.12:9,10; 2 Cor.13:4). The same Greek word "astheneia" in the following two verses shows us that "infirmity" is a bad translation. (1 Cor.1:25) ...the weakness of God is stronger than men. Now we know that God is not infirm or sick so this word has to be "weakness". (2 Cor.13:4) for he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. We know that Jesus Christ was not crucified through infirmity, but weakness. He was weak in that He would not defend Himself when He was brought before Pilate and the Jewish leaders.  Likewise, we are crucified when we are weak to save ourselves while we trust in God. In the previous chapter Paul lists what he calls weaknesses (2 Cor.11:23-30). He lists things such as shipwrecks, prisons, persecutions from enemies, and stripes. Not once does Paul mention sickness in the list. The point is that God uses evil angels to come against our lusts, to humble us, to chasten us, and to cause us to repent. (2 Cor.12:8) Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it (the angel of Satan or demon) might depart from me. (9) And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee.  God was saying that He would deliver Paul from the individual buffetings, but not from the angel of Satan for the time being. Paul said as much to Timothy. (2 Tim.3:11) persecutions, sufferings. What things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. (2 Tim. 4:18) The Lord will deliver me from every evil work. In this, we see the sovereignty of God in both bringing the chastening and supplying the deliverance. Even though He permits buffetings to test us, ultimately He will heal and deliver the faithful. The question as to whether God always heals is a moot one when we realize that He has already healed all believers but we must be believers. {1 Pet.2:24} who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. Jesus gave us an example by healing all believers. Jesus said in Mar 11:24 "All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive (Greek: "received") them”. We received them because all of our provision was accomplished at the cross. Notice in the following verses that all things have been received and that the only thing left is for us to believe it and cease from our own salvation by works. Notice the past tense of all of our sacrificial provision in the following verses: (Epe.2:8) for by grace have ye been saved through faith; (1 Pet.2:24) who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.; (Col.1:13) who delivered us out of the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; (2 Cor.5:18) ...who reconciled us to himself; (Gal.2:20) I have been crucified with Christ, and its no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me; (Gal. 3:13) Christ redeemed us from the curse; (1 Pet.1:3) ...the Father ...begat us again ...by the resurrection of Jesus Christ;  (Heb.10:10) We ...have been sanctified; ... (14) He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified; (Epe.1:3) ...who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing, and God (2 Pet.1:3) hath granted unto us all things ... Jesus told us in his day which, of course, is also in the past that" Now shall the prince of this world be cast out" (Jn.12:31); "but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (Jn.16:33); "It is finished" Jn.19:30). This is why we are to believe we have received. The devil and the curse were conquered. We were saved, healed, delivered, and provided for 2,000 years ago. So if we believe we have received, would we continue to try to save, heal or deliver ourselves, since faith without works is dead? Redemption from the curse is truly finished! In fact, God's "works were finished from the foundation of the world" (Heb.4:3), when He spoke the plan into existence. The only thing left is for the true sons of God to enter into those works by faith, believing they have received. Since the works are finished, we should believe and rest from our own works to save, heal, and deliver ourselves. (Heb.4:3) For we who have believed do enter into that rest. That is a spiritual Sabbath rest from our own self works. (Heb.4:9) There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest (Greek: sabbatismos, "keeping of rest") for the people of God. This constant "keeping of rest" every day through the past tense promises is our New Testament spiritual Sabbath. (10) For he that is entered into his rest hath himself also rested from his works, as God did from his. This rest is to believe these past tense promises so we know we don't have to save ourselves. (Heb.4:1) Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. (2) For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard. Our faith in each of these promises brings us into more of the rest. For example, if we believe that "by his stripes you were healed," then we will not keep seeking a healing but will rest accepting that it was accomplished at the cross.  This is true faith and always brings the answer. Through believing the promises, we enter into rest from our own works. For a child of God to say that they believe they have received and yet continue seeking to receive, usually through worldly methods, is to be double minded. (Jas.1:6) But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. (7) For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; (8) a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways. Those who continue to work for what God has freely given, believe in salvation by works. (Heb.4:10) For he that is entered into his rest, hath himself also rested from his works. (Heb.3:19) And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief. Since the promises of deliverance from the curse are past tense, when we believe them, we must stop working. It is an evil heart of unbelief to not rest. God was angry with Israel because they would not believe His Word in their trial in the wilderness (Heb. 3:8-10). (Heb.3:11) As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. (12) Take heed, brethren, lest haply there shall be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God .... (14) We are become partakers of Christ (i.e. His health, holiness, and blessing) if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end.  When we believe we have received, we are put in a position of weakness because we cannot do anything to bring the desired result to pass or we prove we didn't believe and receive. This weakness is our wilderness experience because there is no help from Egypt or the world. Only God's power saves in the wilderness. God says, "My power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor.12:9). Our weapon against our enemies who try to talk us out of our covenant rights is the two edged sword of these past tense promises (Heb.4:11,12). We are justified by faith and not works which is being proven day by day. Do you hear the ambulances going by with their sirens on? I want to say something else that I think will be very encouraging to you there's a way to make it through this. There was a brother back in the time of Romans 16 and his name was Hermas. It's very possible that he's the one that received this revelation. It was just a few years after the book of Revelation was written that he got this revelation it was called the Shepherd of Hermas and at that time of course they were going into tribulation and he was given a warning. I mean, the Church, the people of God were headed into a tribulation and he was given a warning that he was told to send to the churches and it's not part of the Bible. It used to be, as a matter of fact. People thought it was part of the Bible. I don't believe that it is; I just believe that it's a very good revelation that's giving an encouragement; an exhortation to the to the scriptures to obey the scriptures and submit. I believe it's very good and I think that since he was exhorting the Church, he was about to go into tribulation.  Some of the things are very pertinent to us at this time because that's exactly where we are and I know that God preserved this through the centuries in order to give it to us again. It's not the level of inspiration that the scriptures are, but it's very good and it's anointed and it was given of the Lord; just like if god would give you a vision or just like Gene Fahey's vision about the great tree that was cut down and Babylon. You know, God can give you one that's concerning your immediate future because you know God speaks in general ways in the scriptures, but he really doesn't tell you about your immediate future and where you're fitting in and where you are at the time and what is your signpost at the time. So that's what dreams and visions are for is to give us these revelations. Well anyway, God gave to Hermes awesome revelations; actually, it's one of my favorites outside of the scriptures. Okay, I'm going to read part of it to you because it's concerning coming tribulation and what to do about it and how he escaped it. Okay this is vision four. It's a vision of the Church and it's called, The Tribulation to Come: That which I saw brethren, twenty days after the previous vision had occurred was a foreshadowing of the tribulation to come. I was going into the country by the Via Campana. The place is about six thousand feet from the public thoroughfare and is easily reached. (I don't think anything in here, kind of like the Bible; nothing in here is really in there by accident. “6,000 feet from the public thoroughfare” I wrote a little note in the edge of this book. I said, “off the road since Adam”. They're off the public thoroughfare six thousand feet and actually we're six thousand years off the road since Adam. So here comes the beast. This is a kind of a symbol of the timing for us too.) The place is about six thousand feet from the public thoroughfare and is easily reached. So as I was walking along by myself, I asked the Lord that the revelation and vision which He had shown me through His holy Church might be completed, so that He might strengthen me and give repentance to His servants, who had been led astray in order that His great and glorious Name might be glorified, because he regarded me worthy to show me his wonders. And as I was glorifying Him and giving Him thanks, something like the sound of a voice answered me, “Be not double-minded Hermas." and I began to reason with myself and to say, how can I be double-minded when I've been made so secure by the Lord and have been and have seen such glorious things. (And you think you would think that but, actually you get into situations and you do things that you don't think you would and that's where Hermas is headed right here.)  I walked on a little brethren and, behold, I saw a cloud of dust reaching, as it were, up to heaven and I began to say to myself, “are there not cattle coming raising a cloud of dust?” and it was about 600 feet away from me. (There's that six again. Six, six and the next verse, by the way, is six.)  It was about 600 feet away from me when the dust cloud became greater and greater. I suspected it was something divine. The sun shone more brightly for a moment and behold, I saw a huge beast, something like a sea monster, and out of his mouth were coming fiery locusts. (Sounds like Revelation doesn't it? You know, locusts devour the grass, don't they? There it is, this huge beast is about to devour much flesh.)  And the beast was about a hundred feet in length and it had a head like a jar. (I made a little note here: 100 feet in length represents the fullness of the scope of this beast. Do you know we've read in scriptures that this beast is actually everyone who is outside of Christ. It is actually the whole lost world; the whole beastly kingdom of this world coming together into one like they were at the tower of Babel. Once again the whole world is joining together in order to oppose God. So I took to mean a hundred percent. The scope of this beast is a hundred percent of all lost humanity; everyone whose spirit does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in their flesh, is this beast.) And I began to cry and to beseech the Lord to save me from it and I remembered the word which I had heard, “Be not double-minded Hermas.” So brethren, being clothed in the faith of God and remembering the great things He had taught me, taking courage, I entrusted myself to the beast. And the beast came on with a rush as if it could destroy a city. I drew near to it and the sea monster, great as it was, stretched itself out on the ground and did nothing but thrust out its tongue and did not move at all until I had gone by it. And the beast had four colors on its head: Black, then the color of fire and blood, and then gold, and then white.  And after I had passed by the beast and had gone on about 30 feet, behold, a young lady met me, adorned, as if coming from a bridal chamber; all in white and with white sandals, veiled up to her forehead and her head covering was a snood, but she had white hair and I knew from my previous visions that she was the Church. (Obviously the called out ones right?) And I became more cheerful.  She greeted me saying, “How do you do friend?” And I greeted her in return, “How do you do madam?” She answered me and said, “Did nothing meet you?” I said to her, “ Madam, a beast so great as could destroy entire peoples. But, by the power of the Lord and by His great compassion I escaped it.”  “And it's only right that you escaped”, she said, “Because you cast your burden upon God and you opened your heart to the Lord, believing that you could not be saved by anything but the great and glorious Name.” (Isn't that interesting folks? There are so many people that are expecting to provide for themselves, to save themselves, to defend themselves and yet here the revelation says that you can't be saved by anything except by the name of the Lord. It is only our faith in Him that will bring us to the place where we can escape this great beast that's coming; only by faith in Him.) “And therefore, the Lord sent his angel who has authority over beasts whose name is Fegri and he shut its mouth so it might not hurt you. You escaped a great tribulation because of your faith and because when you saw so great a beast, you did not become double-minded. Go then, and tell the elect of the Lord about His great deeds and say to them that this beast is a foreshadowing of the great tribulation to come. If then, you prepare yourselves in advance and repent with all your heart before the Lord, you will be able to escape it; for if your heart becomes pure and blameless and you serve the Lord blamelessly the rest of the days of your life.” (What tribulation was he talking about that was immediately in their future? Well, there was the great Harlot of Rome and the Roman beast that was going to slaughter the people of God. And, as you know, the Church that they raised up, the Catholic church, heavily persecuted people who were people of faith and killed many. So they were heading into, very much, the same kind of a tribulation that we are. Apostate christianity, with a new Roman beast; a worldwide Roman beast, is going to persecute the saints. Well, there was a way to escape it. She said the church or “called out ones”. She was preaching the good news here.)  “If your heart becomes pure and blameless and you serve the Lord blamelessly the rest of the days of your life. Cast your burdens upon the Lord and He will set them straight. Have faith in the Lord, you who are double-minded, because He can do all things and turn His wrath from you and send out plagues to you who are double-minded.” (Interesting. Will God do that? Yes He will. He will plague the double-minded and deliver his people who are the faithful; who are the believers, who are the disciples.) “Woe to those who hear these words and disobey it would have been better for them not to have been born.”  Charter 24: I asked her about the four colors that the beast had on its head and she answered me and said, “Again you are inquisitive about such things.” “Yes madam”, I said. “Make known to me what they are.” “Listen”, she said, “The black is this world in which you live. The color of fire and blood means it is necessary for this world to be destroyed by blood and fire. And the gold part is you, who have fled this world. For just as gold is tested by fire and becomes useful, so also you, who live among those people are being tested.”  (Yes we are. God purposely put us here in the midst of the wicked to be tested and tried to see if we will be faithful to His Word.” Many cannot because they have more respect for the world, more fear of the world, more love of the world. They cannot be faithful to God so hence the exhortation to be blameless and pure and turn to god within everything.)  “Those, then, who endure and are made red-hot by them are purified. For just as gold casts off its dross, so also, you will cast off all grief and distress and you will be purified and be useful in the construction of the tower. (The tower is of course the tower of God's people that he's speaking about here. And there's a revelation of it. It's an awesome revelation about the stones that went into this tower you know and how that some of them were cracked and some of them were defaced and how that they were being perfected to be put in this tower of God's Zion.) “And the white part is the age which is to come, in which, the elect of God will live because those who have been chosen by God for eternal life will be spotless and pure. So speak constantly in the hearing of the saints. You have also the foreshadowing of the great tribulation which is to come and if you so wish, it will be nothing.” (Notice that, “If you so wish it will be nothing" if you prepare; if you draw close to the Lord, if you repent, if you're determined to be blameless and pure by faith in God's promise and in his Word, then God will have you ready for this.) “Remember those things which have already been written.” (And of course that's true. What's written in God's word we cannot depart from.) After she had said these things she departed and I did not see where she went for there came a cloud and I turned back, in fear, supposing that the beast was coming. (The guy got double-minded didn't he? You know, there's some curious things in here too.  Well, I want to read this part to you because the main exhortation that was given to Hermas to prepare him for the coming of the beast was, “Be not double-minded Hermas.” And he received an awesome awesome exhortation in mandate 9 in, The Shepherd of Hermas. The Shepherd, of course, was the Lord Himself. That's the name usually given to this book. Cast off Double-Mindedness is the name of this mandate: He said to me, “Cast off from yourself double-mindedness” (Many times it was the Shepherd who came and appeared to Hermas, who gave him these revelations. Sometimes it was the Church like in the past ones.) “Cast off from yourself double mindedness and be not at all double-minded about anything about asking anything from God by saying to yourself, “How am I able to ask anything from the Lord and receive it, since I have sinned so much against Him?”  (Well, that's interesting you know. Is there anybody among God's people that hasn't sinned against Him and yet when Jesus went about doing good, healing all, who was oppressed of the devil for God was with Him. You know when the people of God came to Him, He demanded faith from them. They had a covenant already. He demanded faith from them for their healing or deliverance or whatever and He gave it to them. They weren't worthy of it but he gave it to them and now the Lord is telling him don't be double-minded by thinking, “How can god answer me? I've been such a sinner.” Very interesting; You know the devil uses condemnation to destroy our faith in God but there's no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. And it actually was added there. It was added, I say, it was not in the original because there's no numeric pattern for, “who walked not after the flesh but after the spirit”. Because, of course, there's no one that's under condemnation who is walking in the Spirit. But, the problem is, many of us are somewhere in between; between the flesh and the Spirit.  Now, how in the world do we ever get there if we don't get our prayers answered and how do we ever get our prayers answered if we're condemned for our foolishness and for our failures? That's the grace of God and that's what the Lord is exhorting him to exhort us about. “Don't be double-minded” and what did he call being double-minded? Well to think in yourself, “I've been such a failure how is it that God will answer my prayers?” It is by grace.)  Verse 2: Do not consider these things but turn to the Lord with all of your heart. (That reminds me of what Paul said in Philippians 3, “forget the things which are behind and press forward to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." right? Forget what's behind just change the future okay and by faith in god you can do that.) Do not consider these things but turn to the lord with all of your heart and without hesitating ask of him and you will know his great compassion because he will not forsake you but will fulfill the requests of your soul. (Isn't that good and great! The Lord is merciful and He is graceful and we don't deserve it but, that shouldn't enter into it according to what the lord's saying right here.)  Verse 3: For God is not as men who hold grudges but He seeks not vengeance and has compassion on what He has made. So cleanse your heart of all the worthless things of this age and of all the words which were spoken to you before, and ask of the Lord and you will receive everything and all of your requests will be granted if you ask of the Lord without hesitating. (Well, that's exactly what the Bible says and that's exactly what Jesus said, “all things whatsoever you ask in prayer believing you shall receive.” That's exactly what Jesus said. Many of you out there that are listening to me; the devil has spoken to you these same things. That you're not worthy. You can't expect God to answer your prayers. But, the Lord is exhorting you, through this revelation here, yes you can receive from God. We have no hope without grace. You know, we can't pick ourselves up by our bootstraps. Everything that we receive has to come from without even the faith to believe has to come from without.  Because of our fallen nature we cannot be expected to be righteous before we receive from the Lord. Can you expect to be perfect before you can get anything from God? Well then, you'll never make it because the first thing you need from God is righteousness right? You'll never make it. So forget that. It's self-righteousness and foolishness. Ask of the lord without hesitating, that's what He says.)  If you hesitate in your heart you will not receive any of your requests. (Well, that's exactly what James 1 said, you know, that “a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways think not that man shall receive anything from the Lord.”) For those who hesitate before god they are double-minded and they do not obtain any of their requests. (That's James 1-7 to the T, isn't it?)  Verse six: But the ones who are complete in the faith ask for everything since they have trusted the Lord. (They asked for everything. Have you ever had that devil sit on your shoulder and say, “The Lord don't want to hear that! He's got more important things to do!” I mean, well first of all, when you pray about even the little things, what you're saying is, “I trust in you Lord. I'm not trusting me. I'm not seeking by my own efforts to bring this to pass. I know this is a trial of my faith and I trust in you.” And since He has “ministering spirits sent forth to do service that for them that are heirs of salvation” you've got angels right there to take care of it all. Just trust in God.) But the ones who are complete in the faith ask for everything, since they have trusted the Lord and they receive it because they ask without hesitating; not being double-minded, for every man who is double-minded if he does not repent will be saved with difficulty. (Double-minded, of course, is when you listen to the spirit and then you listen to the flesh, and you listen to the spirit and you listen to the flesh. You have faith and you have doubt. Double minded actually in James 1-7 is “two souled”, schizophrenic, he would be called today. And since we're always, you know, somewhere in the process of sanctification. The process of sanctification is the process of changing your soul to become spiritual like your Spirit is. Your spirit is born of God. If you're born again you have a born again spirit and your soul was created to obey your spirit which obeys God if it's born again right?   However, the soul there, is the soul of the flesh or the mind of the flesh and the mind of the spirit or the soul of the spirit and that means, of course, that your soul is divided in its attention either in following your spirit or following your flesh. It's two-souled; it's double-minded, but you have the authority to say “no.” You have the authority. Who you will listen to? You have the authority to cast down vain imaginations that are against God. You have the authority to listen to the spirit. You don't have to be double minded. So he goes on to say: So cleanse your heart of double mindedness and put on faith because it is strong and trust God, so that you will receive all requests for which you ask. (Listen to that. All requests, all requests; all doesn't leave anything out, does it? Jesus said, “all things whatsoever you ask in prayer believing you shall receive.” It is the Word of God. It sounds too good to be true by most people who read these kinds of things, but it is the Word of the Lord and the very fact that it seems too good to be true, proves that you have double- mindedness right?) Whenever you ask something from the Lord and you receive the request rather slowly do not be double-minded. (Well you know, this happens all the time right? People ask something from the Lord and they don't see it happen immediately or the first month or the second month or the third month or even in a year. Sometimes he says when this happens do not be double-minded, in other words, don't shrink from your faith your confidence in God. Don't do it. Abraham was a very good example of that right? Well, he believed and he was double-minded for a long time, frankly, but within about the last year ,he finally straightened up his faith and received from the Lord.) So, whenever you ask something from the Lord and you receive the request rather slowly do not be double-minded, because you did not receive the request of your soul speedily. For, in every case, it is because of some temptation or transgression of which you are ignorant that you receive your request so slowly. (Well you know, when you believe God to do something you're also trusting in Him to work in you. You're also being very careful that you don't offend Him. You know, in the New Testament, sin is different from the Old Testament. Sin in the Old Testament was a transgression against the written law, which made it impossible to be sinless.  But, in the New Testament, “to him that knoweth to do good and doeth not to him it is sin.” Sin to us is sin against the known will of God. Now if we're failing God because we don't have faith, then we just need faith. You know in Romans Chapter 7, Paul spoke about his situation and that he was being double-minded at first because he was looking at himself. He was looking at his failure. He got a revelation from God and his revelation was, since “the good that i would do i do not it's no longer i that do it but the sin which dwelleth in me.” In other words, since he wanted to do good he wanted to please God but he was failing, then it was no longer him, that is him the spiritual man, it was instead, “the sin that dwelled in him” and he went on to say in the beginning of chapter 8 “there's no condemnation of them that are in Christ Jesus.”  See, basically God got on Paul's side against the sin in his life, not against him, against the sin. It's no more I that do it, it's the sin that dwells in me and he confessed faith; the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. He confessed his faith and he said there's no condemnation of them that are in Christ. That's what we need to do. If you fail in God, confess your faith and don't be double minded. Don't worry about the old man. The Lord is taking care of him. Did you know that? You know, you don't have a problem with sin anymore. You might have a problem with faith, but you don't have a problem with sin. The sin the Lord already dealt with. He took it away. He said, “Reckon yourself to be dead unto sin but alive unto God.” Consider it done; that's what faith does, considers it done. So you may be doing some things that the Lord needs to straighten up and He will do that, but meanwhile, you have to keep believing. There's nothing else you can do to come to the end of this thing. The revelation that Paul got was: He was going to keep believing because it wasn't him doing it anyway, it was the sin dwelling in him he was going to believe that the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus made him free from the law of sin and death.  He was going to keep on believing that there was no condemnation in those that are in Christ Jesus, so you're accepting something by faith; you're accepting a gift of God's righteousness by faith and since you are righteous by faith, you are entitled to the things that you ask of God So faith is accounted as righteousness since you are righteous by faith, your faith is accounted as righteousness.  Now, of course, we're not talking about those who walk in willful disobedience and use Christ to live in their flesh. They're not doing what Paul was doing “It's not the good that they would do" because they would do evil and they're walking willful against God. "If we sin willfully there remains no sacrifice for sin but a certain fearful expectation of judgment" the Bible says. But if you want to please God, you're seeking to please God, you hate the old flesh and you hate the sin and you want to please Him then walk by faith, because he is a sufficient Savior and, by the way, even before He's perfected you in holiness, you have a right to the rest of God's benefits because faith is accounted as righteousness.  So what can you do? You have to walk by faith no matter how much you've failed. You have to walk by faith to get out of it. The devil knows that and he tries to do everything to talk you out of it; to tell you that you're not worthy and to tell you that God didn't hear and to tell you, “Look how long you've waited and nothing happened.” So that you'd be double-minded.) Verse 8: So do not cease asking for the request of your soul and you will receive it but, if you lose heart and become double-minded in your asking blame yourself and not the one who gives to you. (Hey, we've got doctrines out there that blame God. You know what they say, “Well sometimes God answers and sometimes God says no. And sometimes, you know, they got these crazy doctrines you know but the Bible says in 2 Co. chapter one, concerning the promises of God, that the answer of God is, “Yes”, it's always yes concerning his promises; not no.  So he says blame yourself if you get double-minded and don't blame the one who gives to you and see God gets all the blame when people don't receive things but think about the times when Jesus' disciples, who had been trained by the very best, came back to him and wondered why they didn't receive results for their faith and he said, “Because of your unbelief”. He didn't say because you were unworthy, or because you failed me, or because you sinned; He said, “Because of your unbelief.” He said consistently, “Be it unto you according to your faith." But often people don't receive answers and they say, “Well, it wasn't the will of God for me to have this or it wasn't the will of God because of this or that, you know. Well quite often folks it's because of unbelief.) Verse 9: Watch out for this double mindedness for it is evil and foolish and it uproots many from the faith. (True) Even those who are very faithful and strong, for this double mindedness is also the daughter of the devil and does much evil among the servants of God. So despise double-mindedness and overcome it, in every case, putting on a faith that is strong and powerful. For faith promises all things; perfects all things. But double-mindedness, which does not trust itself, fails in all that it does. (So you see he said that faith is from above from the lord and has great power but double-mindedness is an earthly spirit from the devil which has no power.) So serve faith which has power and refrain from double mindedness which has no power and you will live to God and all who are so disposed will live to God. (Well, he definitely exhorted over and over against double mindedness there didn't he? And it's true. Today we have a great tribulation coming upon us. God's giving us the signs so that we won't be taken by surprise and we know it's coming and we should be prepared by casting down our vain imaginations about saving ourselves or preparing for ourselves or sin in our life. All such things as what the Lord has already taken care of and already provided for us and learn to walk by faith now and prepare for these things that are coming now.  Hermas wasn't, I wouldn't say, very much prepared because he immediately became double-minded when he saw the dragon or the beast or whatever it was and had to be reminded of the Lord. But when he did act on his faith, he found out it wasn't as terrible as what it could have been. You know, the devil is seeking whom he may devour and and “may” means permission you know. It involves permission and it involves your permission. Quite often the devil devours people because of their unbelief. We found out that God would send those plagues to the double minded meaning, of course, because of their double mindedness they're giving the devil permission to take advantage of them and the dragon will devour many. So we need to learn to walk by faith in god's promises we need to put them down in our heart. They are the best provision we can possibly have for the things that are coming upon the world.  As we saw, America is going to very much change. Its nature is going to be turned over to the devil for the destruction of the flesh so that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord. Have you ever read that in 1 Co. chapter five he was talking about a man who had his father's wife? Well, you know who the "Father's wife" is don't you?  So listen, not only does God turn individuals over to satan for destruction of their flesh, He turns nations over to the destruction of the flesh and there's quite a bit of flesh in America. You know, I'm just thinking of that man in 1 Co. 5. I don't know what form it was that the devil took him over but, we do know it was one form or another and we know that's what's going to happen to America folks, is for seven years it's going to lose its mind. This government is going to be very foolish and seek to save themselves by destroying the rest of the world. You know they're gonna quite freely use up their nukes on different nations that disagree with them, not caring for the life of the people; not caring folks.  For instance, let me point out something to you about Iran. You've got an illegitimate regime running that country. They cheated in the vote process; they cheated every way they could. They made laws to kick out the rest of the dissidents from their government so that the only people that ruled would be these radical mullahs. A lot of their country disagrees totally but there's not much they can do about it with their government and now we just read that their government is doing this on the slide. The people, a lot of people don't even know what they're doing. They're doing a lot of this on the side. Well, you know they're going to go over there and wipe out an awful lot of people that are not guilty. I mean everyone's guilty, don't get me wrong. There is nobody on planet earth that's not guilty and we all really deserve to die and there is a flood coming that's going to prove that. But in the natural there's a lot of people over there that are just ignorant.  I mean, they've been trained to be patriotic, of course, and they will defend their nation and I guess if they don't do it over there, it's a little different than over here. I mean they'll do more than put you in jail over there, they'll probably shoot you. So they will defend their nation and many of them will die, not knowing the Lord in their ignorance; having been taken in bondage by satan himself. You have to pity people like that. But you know America; they're not going to have pity. Just like the Iranians are not going to have pity. You know the world doesn't know much about pity and they don't know much about grace. We're the only ones that really should be having the understanding of grace and pity for those who are in bondage to satan. The Bible in 1Co 5 tells us not to dare judge those that are without. Those that are without, God judges.  We don't judge them because they haven't been given the grace of God through faith to see and to partake of God's mercy and his benefits and understanding and all these things. So we have to be very merciful towards those people. In fact, I exhort you to pray for the Iranians folks. An Iranian that gets saved is just as good as an American who gets saved. Don't fall into that delusion. God's got people all the way around the world right?  Pray for these people because there is no doubt that through these great tribulations many will become Christians. Many in foreign lands will become Christians and it's not going to be because of the example of the United States; it's going to be because of the example of God's people and because of the grace and the love that they share with people. See we're to love our enemies. You know this. We're to overcome evil with good. We can't judge them, we have to love them. But America is not going to be that way, and I might add, that a lot of radical American Christians are not going to be that way towards these people and it's sad, because this is what our Lord Jesus commanded in the Sermon on the Mount and yet it's totally ignored. But this is how people are impressed with Christianity. They're impressed with our love, with our faith, with the provision that god gives to his people. I mean, they're impressed with your healings, they're impressed with your provisions that god has given to you through your faith.  You know there's a lot of people out there that have false gods and they're impressed when they run into real Christians and find that they get answers to prayer; supernatural answers to prayer, that kind of reveals to them you really have a God who answers and that there is a God who is concerned and you know, it's sad that what they normally run into is not a Christian at all but somebody that's claiming to be a Christian. So yeah, the world is going to fall all apart. It's going to be fighting one against another. America is, in a way, going to be turned over to the devil for the destruction of the flesh so that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord. You know the Spirit is in America, don't you? It's God's elect and great chastenings are coming over America and demon possession is coming over America. Revelation 18 tells us that Babylon is going to be filled with all these demons and what's the purpose? So that people in darkness, in bondage, will run to the light and who's got the light? Well, if we agree with the Word and we represent our Lord to the world with his promises and with his blessings and provisions, then we are the light and they will run to us. But if we're like the world because of a patriotic spirit or because we wrestle with flesh and blood instead of principalities and powers, they're not going to see any light in us. So we need to get prepared. You know, the Lord is putting us into a situation where it's a cross to our old man. He's putting us into a position of being weak, actually, because he's told us, "resist not the evil and love your enemies" and yet He's raising up a bitter enemy all around us and he's giving us this opportunity. We're being tried. We're going to be tested. You know Hermas basically approached the beast in faith after he cast down double mindedness and the beast wasn't used to judge him or destroy him, because he was walking by faith and because he was accounted righteous and so it'll be the same with us folks. We just need to walk by faith in our God, cast down all that double mindedness and part of that is going to be the way we react to the people around us. If you retaliate with the way of the world, that's sin. That's contrary to our Lord's commandments and if you lean upon your own understanding and you do things the way of the worldly Church, that's sin. Read the New Testament. Make sure you're right with God. Make sure you're committed to being a disciple of Jesus Christ and not a disciple of apostate Christianity especially Americanized, apostate Christianity, okay?  In order to be a disciple of Jesus, we have to obey what he said. He said, “Why do you call me Lord Lord and don't do what I say.” So there are many people who are loosely called christians and they are not and they will not escape. God will send his plagues to the double-minded just like he said in that revelation. 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4LIFE WRESTLING PODCAST
150 GUY´S REVIEW OF THE WEEK/PPV FORBIDDEN DOOR ... REVIEW/RÜCKBLICK #ALLELITEWRESTLING

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Advice From Hanna Podcast
S3EP140- Slowing Down & Leaning In FT Jas

Advice From Hanna Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:45


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More Than Corporate
268: The WoW Service Factor with Jas Takhar

More Than Corporate

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 55:27


Today's guests: Jas TakharToronto native, Jas Takhar, has been in the sales and service industry for over 27 years. Soon after deciding to try his hand in real estate, he founded REC Canada under Royal LePage, and for over 5 years has successfully kept his team in the top 3 in the country. With 54 realtors and 11 support staff, the team advises and assists over 625 buyers, sellers and investors, yearly, across the Greater Toronto Area, resulting in a total of over $2.1B in transactions. This year alone Jas' core sales team has done over $300 million in sales. Jas' area of expertise is in helping investors build out their real estate portfolios. Wanting to share his knowledge and experience with the masses, he wrote a book titled, Real Estate Intelligence, which teaches anyone how to buy or sell real estate on their own. Furthering his pursuit to educate and motivate, he developed a love for content creation, and now not only hosts one of the top business podcasts in North America – The Jas Takhar Podcast – but also founded his own media company, From The Ground Up Media where he helps other real estate agents produce quality content. His hope is to provide inspiring education through his guides, seminars, and content to aid others in removing the friction from their own life in order to help them get from where they are, to where they want I just to be.On this episode:Amber is joined by entrepreneur & public speaker Jas Takhar for a discussion on the power of knowledge, the detrimental effects of inaction, and the entrepreneurial journey. Tweetable Quotes:"Immerse yourself into learning what the career you think you want is really like." -Amber Fuhriman"I felt if I provided 'wow' level service... word of mouth would get me to that one person that will take action. Eventually that will create the consistency I want." -Jas Takhar"In anything I've ever done... I would seek out who is the best. I watched what they did if they allowed me. I didn't use all of what I saw, but I shaped my strategy watching the best." -Jas Takhar"The impact you want to make in the world is much bigger than the time you have. So, the more people you can inspire to act, the bigger your impact will be." -Amber FuhrimanJas Takhar:https://www.instagram.com/jastakhar13https://www.youtube.com/jastakharhttps://www.facebook.com/jastakhar13https://jastakhar.caIf you are interested in connecting with Amber, send an email to amber@amberfuhriman.com.Connect with other incredible people looking to break out of the corporate mindset by joining the More Than Corporate Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2MuWn53Checkout Amber's Speaker Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPj5OBvjrr0Schedule a connection call with Amber: https://calendly.com/amberfuhriman/connection-call?month=2021-05 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

King's Cross Church - Defiance
God Is Unchangeable (Immutable) - God Is

King's Cross Church - Defiance

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 37:05


I) God is Unchangeable in His Character (Mal. 3:6; Jas. 1:17) II) God is Unchangeable in His Word (Num. 23:19; Ps. 119:89; Isa. 46:10-11) III) God is Unchangeable in His Plans (Job 23:13; Isa. 14:24) 1. We have the hope of redemption. 2. We have the assurance of salvation. 3. We have the promise of sanctification.

Champion's Circle
Unveiling our Breakthrough Heritage in the Word 4 - Pst Tola Oluseye-Johnson

Champion's Circle

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 48:57


Sunday Teaching Series Unveiling our Breakthrough Heritage in the Word 4 * Revelation guarantees the access to our heritage in the Word. Acts 20:32, 2 Pet 1:3. * Revelations are keys of the kingdom that opens and no man can shut. Matt 16:19. * It is unto you according to what you can see. Gen 13:14-15, Jer 1:11-12. * Looking at our inheritance from the mirror of the word of God. Jas 1:22-25. Our Inheritance in the Word 1. We are in battle against the powers of darkness but the Word of God is the light that shines and darkness cannot handle it. John 1:1-5. 2. There is in-built speed in the word of God. Jer 1:11-12, Ps 147:15. 3. The Word of God is a weapon of war that never returns defeated from any battle. Matt 4:1-14, 1 Sam 17:41-51. * The Word is a solution bank to all situation. Phil 2:9. How do I walk in my Inheritance? Matt 11:28-29. 1. Remain joyful. Is 12:3, 30:29-30. 2. Connect with the ministry of the teaching priest. Jer 3:15-16. Word on Fruitfulness * As seeds of Abraham we have been redeemed to be fruitful. Deut 7:14, Gal 3:29. * We have been redeemed from barrenness. Deut 28:28, Gal 3:13-14. * Serving God empowers the redeemed for fruitfulness. Ex 23:25-26. Don't forget to subscribe or follow, Review or comment, listen, download and share Champion's Circle Podcast. Visit https://champion-circle.blogspot.com for details. God bless you!

Spooky Time Presents...

Please consider supporting this show! www.patreon.com/SpookyTimePodcast (Return Of The Midnight Society, Simpson's Month of Madness, Darknet, Jas & Jay, This Podcast is About..., Bonus shows, AND MORE!) Don't forget to rate and subscribe to Spooky Time Presents... in your preferred podcasting machine! Find the gang on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/spookytimenetwork/ https://www.instagram.com/magicghostbaby/ https://www.instagram.com/old_man_yells_at_clouds_/ https://www.instagram.com/shin_dragracep/ Jarret's Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jTkP3IcEus Archive https://archive.org/details/Ghostwatch Drop us a line for what you'd like to hear for future episodes at SpookyTimeWithKandJ@gmail.com

Noites Gregas
#43 - A Viagem dos Argonautas

Noites Gregas

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 33:34


Os argonautas, ao embarcarem para a distante Cólquida, buscavam mais do que o velocino de ouro. Eles queriam mergulhar em uma cruzada pelo desconhecido e encontrar aventuras fantásticas pelo caminho. Capitaneados por Jasão – que por sua vez é guiado por Atena –, a embarcação passa pela Ilha de Lemnos, que vivia sob uma maldição de Afrodite; depois, segue para as terras do rei Fineu atrás de orientação, e onde são obrigados a enfrentar as terríveis harpias; e cruza as Simplégades, as temíveis rochas que se chocam. Chegando à Cólquida, Jasão conhece Medeia, uma das personagens femininas mais importantes da literatura ocidental. Apoie o podcast em https://noitesgregas.com.br/apoiar e receba os materiais exclusivos deste episódio.

JOFO in the RING WRESTLING Podcast
AEW Dynamite 6/22/2022 Live Review Recap & Highlights

JOFO in the RING WRESTLING Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 74:30


Full AEW Dynamite Forbidden Door Go-Home Show Match Card: Chris Jericho & Lance Archer vs. Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi Will Ospreay & Aussie Open vs. Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice All-Atlantic Championship – Qualifying Match: Penta Oscuro vs. Malakai Black Bryan Danielson Will Address Forbidden Door and Blood & Guts Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi are set for a head-on collision this Sunday night at Forbidden Door. These two will battle for the Interim AEW World Championship. However, Moxley has an extra incentive to win the matchup. Mox has stated that he has Tanahashi left on his hit list, and “The Ace” is quite possibly the biggest one. This matchup is three years in the making, and will undoubtedly be one of the biggest highlights of the event. However, for this Wednesday, Mox and Hiroshi will battle Chris Jericho and Lance Archer. The Jericho Appreciation Society interrupted a monumental face-to-face between the two supreme athletes. It didn't take long for the beatdown to commence, and the JAS, as well as Archer and El Desperado of Suzuki Gun, laid waste to both combatants. Tanahashi and Moxley will be out for blood ahead of their championship match; can they keep it together in Hiroshi Tanahashi's AEW in-ring debut? #aewdynamite #aew #aewpodcast #aewlivechat live stream AEW live stream AEW Rampage live stream AEW watch along AEW stream AEW Rampage stream

Chad the Podcast
LaMDA: A Lament

Chad the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 12:52


Google AI's new squeeze LaMDA made an engineer fall in love but it was not meant to last... so I wrote a poem about it. For a follow-up, check this out: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/06/google-lamda-chatbot-sentient-ai/661322/Recorded LIVE at the Green Mill Lounge 6/18/22 Brought to you by Jeppson's Mälort: Aiding in Social Distancing since the 1930's The Patreon is LIVE and we need money. Follow along for more Chadventures: https://linktr.ee/ChadtheBirdFeaturing “Promises” by the Barrerracudas and a snippy of “SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR” by Jason Shaw http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jas... Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW, BLACK LIVES MATTER, VAX, BOOST, WEAR A MASK and VOTE VOTE VOTE

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - Philly acquires De'Anthony Melton from the Grizzlies, which teams stood out at the NBA Draft, plus the Kyrie Irving drama continues. With Dave Early and Jackson Frank

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 38:29


Dave Early and Jackson Frank join Jas to discuss the Sixers trading the No. 23 pick and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for De'Anthony Melton. The trio discuss Melton's strengths and weaknesses and what it means for the rest of the Sixers' offseason. Then, the guys get into the their thoughts on the entire 2022 NBA Draft, and the Kyrie Irving/Kevin Durant drama with the Brooklyn Nets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Clarity with Teekay
S3.E124 - How to succeed in Real Estate and build a successful media company from the ground up, with Jas Takhar, Canadian Real Estate mogul

Clarity with Teekay

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 60:20


Jas Takhar is the co-owner of REC Canada, a full-service real estate sales and consulting team operating under the banner of Royal LePage Signature. Jas is also the co-founder of FTGU ou From The Ground Up media. On this exchange, Jas explains exactly how he built his brand and his businesses, and gives out all the juicy details of his ascension and how anyone could do it. Tune in for one of the most high-value episodes of any podcast out there ! Find out more about your host and this podcast on www.moreteekay.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/claritywithteekay/message

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - Bryan Toporek of Forbes on James Harden opting in, chances of landing P.J. Tucker and more

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 33:45


In this episode, Bryan Toporek of Forbes joins Jas to discuss: *Reports that James Harden will opt-in for next season and sign a two-year extension *How likely is it that the Sixers could land P.J. Tucker in free agency? *Which other players can the Sixers target in free agency if they can't sign Tucker? *Potential trade options for the No. 23 pick and Mattise Thybulle *Prospects that make sense if the Sixers keep the No. 23 selection *Chances of a Tobias Harris trade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Voice Over Coffee Shop
VOCS 047 | Coffee with Jas Patrick

The Voice Over Coffee Shop

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 94:24


Jas Patrick is a multi Award-Winning voice actor in Los Angeles, CA.  He is Known as the voice of Dai Bo in Netflix's Scissor Seven, Dynamike in Brawl Stars, Thunder McQueen in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Baz in Cloudpunk, Sir Sandington Set in Smite, a playable character in Chivalry 2, and the brand voice for the PGA TOUR's Live Under Par campaign to name just a few. In this episode we talk about: -Musicality in voice over -The career tipping point -The drive of an entrepreneur -What really makes or breaks a voice over artist? I really hope you enjoy listening to Jas talk about his amazing journey from musician to voice actor and how through dedication, determination, and pure drive, he took the entertainment industry by storm and continues to strive for new and amazing collaborations. If you would like to know more about Jas and hear his amazing demos, you can see his stuff at http://jaspatrick.com.

The Freedom Friends
Ep. 157 British Paratrooper Group Training

The Freedom Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 82:10


Jas kicks this one off with another dad joke, the Brits are taking a page out of the marine handbook and the guys recount the times they have had to clear the house with nothing but crocs on! If you want to support the show support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/freedomfriendspodcast If you want to get some of the fine smokey treats you see us having, check out https://www.warfightertobacco.com Get your Freedom Friends merch here! https://redactedsupply.com/freedom-friends Check out https://owellness.us for some fantastic CBD supplements! Use code "freedomfriends25" for 25% off your order! Check out Icey-Tek coolers for the best damn coolers on the market! Make sure you use code "freedomfriends10" for 10% off your order! https://icey-tek.com www.facebook.com/FreedomFriendspodcast www.instagram.com/freedomfriendspodcast www.youtube.com/c/freedomfriendspodcast

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang (Part 2) - Ohio State assistant coach Jake Diebler on 2022 NBA Draft prospect E.J. Liddell and his potential fit in Philly

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 13:00


In Part 2, Ohio State Buckeyes assistant coach Jake Diebler joins Jas to discuss 2022 NBA Draft prospect E.J. Liddell, his strengths and weaknesses and his potential fit with the Sixers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang (Part 1) - Paul Hudrick and Jackson Frank help preview the 2022 NBA Draft, potential targets for the Sixers, James Harden's contract and more

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 38:55


In this episode, Paul Hudrick and Jackson Frank join Jas to preview the 2022 NBA Draft, discuss the latest on Kyrie Irving, which prospects make sense for the Sixers if they keep the No. 23 pick, James Harden's contract extension, players Philly can target in free agency and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Tests Prove Who is the Bride (8) (Audio) David Eells - 6/19/22  Open Doors Allow Distractions and Demons Claire Pienaar - 12/31/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed Riaan had been out all night and I left the front security gate open with the keys inside it for him. I switched off the lights and got under the bed covers. Our room was completely white and we had a really plush down feather comforter… (Representing resting in comfort of the Holy Spirit and purity.) I was sleeping with a little baby boy next to me in a bassinet. (Our spiritual man, Christ in us, is at rest.)  However, when Riaan came home he entered in through the back kitchen door. (Entering in by the back door is trying to come up another way as Jesus said. We must go through the front door which is Jesus.) At 5:30am, 4 young puppies bound onto our bed. They were beige and tan and quite playful and cute. (This would, of coarse, disturb the rest and soil the white bedding.) (These puppies represent the distractions of the flesh. Their immaturity represents something that we think is benign in our own lives, but our Father wants ALL FLESH and distractions or idols gone, and wants us spotless and blemishless. (Which is impossible with 4 dogs in the bed.) Also, the number “4” represents the “world," so this represents the fleshly or worldly distractions, no matter how well-intentioned they might be.). Their jumping on the bed frightened me and they were not ours, so we did not entertain them for a second. (We do not accept anything unclean or impure, we are to only accept the perfectly white nature, character and authority of Christ from His Word).  Riaan said, “How did they get in?” And I realized that I had left the door open in the dead of night. (Demonic influences of darkness can come in if we leave the door opened.) The night was so pretty and there were fireflies and I wanted Riaan to see that scene when he arrived home, but he did not because he came in the back door. (Satan is Beelzebub, the lord of the flies, and he uses his flies or demons with their fiery darts when we leave an open door.)  (Riaan: There could be two different warnings here. 1. We need to make sure everything is closed off to the enemy. No curses can come on us when we abide in the secret place and remain righteous. (And be humble to the Word.) 2. There is only one way to enter into the rest, only the front door, which is Jesus. There's no back way into the kingdom or you run the risk of dirtying the bed with dogs which represent little demons, curses or fleshly distractions.). One of the dogs was named Milo (Milo means "soft-hearted, merciful”.) (We must not have pity on the flesh or be “soft-hearted and merciful” towards the demons.) I asked the Lord for the other names and received the following in my spirit... Reviling, which is to criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner, Doubt, which is double-mindedness, and I can't remember the fourth “puppy” demon's name. (Riaan: ...Let's make the corrections required: Ensure the house of the Lord, which is our bodies, are secured properly to the attacks of the enemy and that we enter by Christ alone and no other way.) I asked the Lord for a word by faith at random and received 2 Sam 2:11, with my finger on Hebron. Hebron means “alliance or friendship." (We should have no alliances with dogs or demons. Eph 5:11  and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,  but rather even reprove them.)   The Bride Needs to Pick up Her Trash LaKeisha Watson - 5/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that Local UBM was seated in neat rows or columns. There was a little bit of trash underneath our seats. (The Bride still has a little cleaning up to do.) I saw David going around everyone and picking up their trash alone. As he got closer to me, I felt embarrassed that I wasn't helping him yet and then I began to pick up my trash.  I had two cans of sprite. One was empty and the other was partly filled. I remember not wanting to look bad in front of David. Then I woke up. (The definition of Sprite is - A small or elusive supernatural being; an elf or pixie. An elf-like person. We need to clean the little demons out of our life.)    Bride Tempted to Rely on Self Works  Claire Pienaar - 05/28/22 (David's notes in red)  … I dreamed I was in a restaurant called Tribes. (A restaurant called Tribes represents factions in the apostate Church who are feeding their false doctrines to people.) I used to work there as a student. (Many start out as students in the apostate Church system.) Two of my bosses from previous jobs were there. One boss was named Kerry, meaning “dark haired”. (She represents those who are submitted to darkness according to 1 Co. 11.) The other one was Grace Khoza, a dark-skinned African. (Her last name means “Fire of God”. (She represents the fiery trials that the Lord sends to chastise or refine us).  Both of my old bosses were trying to get me to work for them but I refused. I knew I needed to homeschool my children because: It's what God requires of me, my husband wants me to do it, and I and My children love it. (Tit. 2:3-5 ...that aged women likewise … 5 to be sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.) Both women were trying to tell me that the “hours are minimal” and “the pay is good” and “we need your expertise” and “it's remote work”. I just wasn't buying any of it. Then they started commenting on my car and said we could finally be a “two car family” or I could have “an upgrade” with the “extra cash I earn”. (The devil and the desires of the flesh are constantly trying to tempt us to go back to Egypt and it's ways.) Again, I knew the Lord had designed the current situation of having only one car for us to grow in Christ. (Having only one car represents our vehicle or vessel being one with Christ.) ... Then they asked questions like “Aren't you bored?” Or “Why can't you see how much potential you have?” These were to sway me to work for them.  When I got in my car to drive it, the ignition had been tampered with and the battery wasn't connecting to the ignition. (People around us are often manipulative to try and get us to do what they want, but we must resist this to stay in what the Holy Spirit tells us to do.) They called a girl named Lysandrea to come help me drive home. (Her name means “liberator” or “free man”.) (I have seen when the factious are overcome by those spirits. They claim they feel “free” because they have totally departed from the crucified life and the restraint of the Word of God. They now have a license to excess with a seared conscience.) I told her, “I know how to fix my car” but she would not give me the keys to drive it. (Riaan: The enemy is sending distractions of the world to test God's elect. Dwelling on these distractions disconnects us from the power of the Holy Spirit that we need to power our vessels.)  I looked at all these people... and said, “I am happy with my life. Thank you for your interest in me but I serve the Lord”. (Riaan: Amen! Another opportunity to choose the Lord by his grace.)  I tried to fix my car, but the thought to pray and lay hands on it could not get from my brain to my dream. I was so freaked out at not remembering to pray in faith. What was I thinking? Then I woke up. (This was particularly perplexing because I felt my conscious mind start to pray but in the dream I had lost the thought to do so.) (How often, when faced with adverse circumstances, do we think of everything we could do in the flesh to save ourselves, but we forget to pray until we have exhausted all our self efforts.)  (Wow. That's the power of the enemy when it comes to flattery of the self and offering the things of the world. The spirit man immediately decreases in power. It is evident that even thinking or dwelling on fleshly thoughts are an opening for the enemy to take hold and suggest self efforts to stop your prayers of faith. ... Then I woke up.  (The righteous shall live by faith in the promises of God not in their own ingenuity. We must learn to cease from our own works to enter into the supernatural life through faith in the promises.)    The Bride Body Distracted By Serpent Spirits  Claire Pienaar - 5/28/22 (David's notes in red) I (Representing the Bride) dreamed I was going to go away to Durban for two nights. (Durban is a port city of eastern South Africa ... Currently, over the past two months the weather warfare over this region has been relentless, with much devastation). The reason for my wanting to go there was that I wanted to spend some time with the Lord. (Durban is a year-round resort city, too, which represents being in the rest). (The Bride is always seeking the Lord in sanctification. She is at rest knowing that Christ in her will do the works.) I was at the airport to fly. (Flight represents overcoming the world.) My friend Kelly (meaning, “ strife and war”.) was there and she said she was going to Durban too, and that she would show me around. (As we will see “Kelly” represents warring serpent spirits that attack our minds.) I didn't need that, all I wanted was a hotel room to be with the Lord. I kept being friendly to her but It was clear to me that we were going for two different reasons. I was going to be with the Lord and she was going for a weekend of partying. (We must not be friendly or welcoming to the enemies thoughts or distractions or we may get caught up in them.)  (Riaan: Kelly represents the strife or war on our thoughts that come in to try and distract us. We must fight against these tactics of the enemy.)  It seemed she was flying with me in the same airplane, and when we touched down in Durban, she told me her mother was there and I could stay with her. I said “no” and told her that I wanted to get to my pre-booked hotel room. (We should avoid putting ourselves under the mother Church which will lead us back to being under the law or apostasy.)  Instead, Kelly took me to another very fancy hotel and we walked around the top level of it, where there was an extremely opulent restaurant. I was very impressed with the restaurant, but I did not feel like I belonged there. (This restaurant represents partaking of the wrong kind of spiritual food. The flesh loves to indulge itself with opulence meaning, wealthy, rich, or affluent. All of this tends to influence us to pride and competition instead of humility. This reminds me of a dream my friend had of going into a tall building looking for Jesus. He went to the top floor and when the elevator opened he saw a dragon so he went to the bottom floor and saw Jesus teaching His disciples.) She kept on wanting to get us a table outside and sit right next to the bar, but I kept on saying that wouldn't be wise. (1 Pe. 5:8 Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.) The tables were big, and we ... eventually sat down, and I was amazed at the good service and amazing food. Then I noticed a golden calf right in the middle of the restaurant. I thought, “I cannot eat here!” (We should not eat the food of idolatry.) (The Israelites made a golden calf and called it Elohim because they wanted a God that would allow them to return to the ways of Egypt. If we allow ourselves to indulge in the food of idolatry with our fleshly nature and mind then we get swept away with worldly distractions and become more and more antichrist in our thinking.) I watched as waiters brought food to people. There was some excellent looking salmon that was beautifully presented and plated, etc, but I did not have anything on my plate. (Riaan: We should only partake of the bread of the Word which is our spiritual food.) (To us their food is vanity and not food for the spiritual man.) ...Then in the dream I had a vision of Riaan walking with our son Daniel on the beach in front of my pre-booked hotel room. I really wanted to be part of that scene, rather than all this action in the restaurant. That's what I had come for: time to rest with the Lord. (Riaan: The Bride is the one who only loves Jesus as her husband, longs for the fruit of Christ and to be part of Abraham's promised seed of Israel by faith, represented by the sandy beach.)  So I kept trying to get to the pre-booked hotel room. It was difficult. My legs were like lead and I could not will myself to get up and get going. Then I woke up. (I believe I was experiencing witchcraft in the dream. Also, this is a warning that the enemy will try various stall-and-delay tactics to distract and try to derail those who are part of the corporate Bride body.) (The world has a seducing influence that weakens the spiritual man. This seduction is a distraction. How many times, when we sit down to read the Word of the Lord, do things pop into our head that we feel we need to do, which by comparison are totally unimportant.)    Bride Weak But Saved by the Word Eve Brast: Testimony - 12/21/19  (David's notes in red) (This is a most important revelation for this time.  I believe that God had Eve act out a warning for those who are contending for the Bride and even life itself. This will help many to repent of distractions of addictions to internet, politics, hobbies, sex, excitement, etc. so they can concentrate on running the race to bear fruit before someone takes their crown and they are delivered over to the Dragon.) I would like to share a recent experience that led to God giving me this dream. I hadn't realized how far I had gotten away from the foundational teachings that endeared me to UBM until recently. When I first came to this ministry I fed on "Sovereign God" and the "Real Good News" series for months and months and it gave me a hunger and excitement to read the Word. I had never really understood the Bible before listening to the "Panoramic Bible Studies" and reading "Hidden Manna For the End-Times." Slowly through the years, because of persecutions and trials of my faith that I had failed, I began listening to the voice of discouragement. I found myself worn down, kind of on “auto-pilot” just going through the motions with "faith and belief." I said I believed for different situations and I knew all the right things to say, but deep down the fears and doubts were screaming all the “what-ifs” to my mind. Over time, the enemy came in very gradually and with great stealth to steal all the wonderful foundational truths that I had started out with. This put my spirit man into confusion and made me weak to fight against the wiles of the devil.  Recently I had been struggling with my flesh over the entertainment of watching You-tube videos which was eating up all of my spare time. I was addicted and no longer in the Word or feeding my spirit man to keep Him strong and defended against the enemy. My conscience knew that I hadn't been a good steward of my time. I knew I was in a battle with my flesh! First, I moved the You-tube app to the last page on my phone screen hoping that it would give me enough pause to reconsider getting on it and wasting time, but that didn't work. It only took a second to flip over to the last screen page and click the app. This really frustrated me and caused me to keep falling into condemnation which wasn't helping the situation at all! I finally got so sick of the battle that I deleted You-tube from my phone altogether. And since I had been so addicted to watching it, I would still, out of pure habit, pick up my phone to get on You-tube.  Then I would realize it was no longer accessible on my phone and then spiritual sanity would kick in. I was then able to go and read the Word or spend time in prayer or listen to the foundational teachings that are now strengthening my faith and belief again in the promises of God. I finally feel like my spiritual life and relationship with the Lord is being restored and I don't even miss the Youtube videos at all. It was all just useless distractions; a plan of the enemy to render me ineffective for the kingdom. I hope this testimony and dream below will be a helpful admonishment, as it was for me and an encouragement also to all my UBM brethren.   Forgetting the Place of Rest Due to Distractions Eve Brast - 12/21/19 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that I was at a huge hospital / hotel complex. (The Bride is like a hospital and hotel in that it is a place of healing and it is many houses built together into a holy temple in the Lord as Ephesians says.) It had a 7 story parking garage attached to the building as well as several other huge parking lots surrounding the premises. (The parking garage represents our vehicle or body at rest from works through faith that come from the promises of God.)   (This hospital / hotel represents the kingdom of God where His righteous servants accommodate those entering the kingdom and minister the healing of the water of the Word to them. Eze. 47: 9-12  And it shall come to pass, that every living creature which swarmeth, in every place whither the rivers come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish; for these waters are come thither, and the waters of the sea shall be healed, and everything shall live whithersoever the river cometh. 10 And it shall come to pass, that fishers shall stand by it: from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim shall be a place for the spreading of nets; their fish shall be after their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many. 11 But the miry places thereof, and the marshes thereof, shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt. (They represent the waters of the Word that are not living and active and healing. Living waters are called so in the Bible because they are moving and constantly being refreshed from above. Whereas these miry places are the swamp of dead religion; even dead right doctrine that doesn't meet the need.)  (Here are the living waters that heal) 12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow every tree for food, whose leaf shall not whither, neither shall the fruit thereof fail: it shall bring forth new fruit every month, because the waters thereof issue out of the sanctuary; and the fruit thereof shall be for food, and the leaf thereof for healing. The 7 story parking garage represents the 7 days of creation in which God rested on the 7th day and the 7-1000 year days. Now we are commanded to keep a continual Sabbath rest from our own works and efforts.)  (Also the 7th day of rest from our works was the highest most mature point in the building; a goal we all must reach.) Along with this revelation Eve received by faith at random in our morning prayer meeting on 12/24/19 this text about entering the rest and her finger was on “believed” do enter into that rest." Heb 4:1-11  Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it.  2  For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard.  3  For we who have believed do enter into that rest; even as he hath said, As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.  4  For he hath said somewhere of the seventh day on this wise, And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;  5  and in this place again, They shall not enter into my rest.  6  Seeing therefore it remaineth that some should enter thereinto, and they to whom the good tidings were before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,  7  he again defineth a certain day, To-day, saying in David so long a time afterward (even as hath been said before), Today if ye shall hear his voice, Harden not your hearts.  8  For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.  9  There remaineth therefore a sabbath rest for the people of God. (This word for sabbath is “sabbatismos” meaning a continual rest from our works, not just one day.) 10  For he that is entered into his rest hath himself also rested from his works, as God did from his. 11 Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience. (Notice our works are disobedience and cause a fall.) It was dark outside and throughout the whole dream I was walking around over all the multiple parking lots trying to find my vehicle because I had forgotten where I had parked it. (This is a very dark time and we can't afford to stray away from the living Word and the place of rest.  (Everyone must find his or her vehicle at rest because of the Word living in them.) The vehicles in the parking lots represent our lives at rest while God is doing the work.)  I was so frustrated that I couldn't find my vehicle. In the dream I had a rechargeable flashlight that Brandy had bought for me in real life and I was trying to use it to help me find my vehicle. But it kept flickering and going out on me because I had failed to recharge it. (This represents failing to consistently stay in the Word and recharge our mind and our faith. When we get away from the Word it becomes dark to our spiritual sight and our discernment suffers. We become easy targets for the enemy to distract us and get us out of the faith and the rest.) The flashlight would stay on for about 30 seconds and then flicker off. I would then turn it off and wait a few minutes to see if I could turn it back on. It would have enough juice to stay on for a few more moments and then it would go dead again. Psa. 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.  Pro 20:27  The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all his innermost parts. (The wise virgins had oil in their lamps and the rest were distracted and missed the King when he came. No doubt they thought they were ready. In the parable of the sower, 3 of 4 were distracted and bore no fruit.)  Mat 13:19-23  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the evil one, and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way side.  20  And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it;  21  yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.  22  And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.  23  And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.) Finally, it quit working all together and I was really regretting forgetting to charge it back up. (Charge up your spirit man in the Word to find your body at rest from fruitless works.) (Jas. 1:21-25  21 Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. 23 For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror: 24 for he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.) I made my way back inside the hospital / hotel and as I walked into the lighted lobby I suddenly remembered that I had parked my vehicle on the fifth floor of the parking garage! (Getting back into the light of the Word and the Kingdom will renew our minds and help us get back to the foundational principles that saved us in the beginning from the old nature and the curse.) Rom. 12:2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. So I approached a blonde haired lady (Representing being submitted to the light of the Son) who was dressed in a pink knit top (Representing the color of love) that worked there and I asked her which elevator led up to the fifth floor of the parking garage. (The number 5 symbolizes God's grace, goodness and favor toward humans and is mentioned 318 times in Scripture. Five multiplied by itself is 25 and represents 'grace upon grace'.) She pointed to my right over to an isolated silver service elevator and said, “It's right over there.” So I walked over to the elevator and pushed the button to go up and the door opened almost immediately. As I was stepping in to the elevator I noticed a very tall thin homeless looking man at the back of the elevator. (This represents the “old man” who lost his house to the new man but constantly works to gain it back again.)  He had on tan jeans and a tan and maroon, plaid, long sleeve shirt. (Representing works that are not white, an unclean heart and walk.)(This man represents my old man/nature who is in rebellion to the Word of God represented by the tan color of his clothing. Tan was the color of the Nazi's uniforms. The maroon color in the plaid shirt represents the blood that the old man is guilty of. Rev. 16:6  for they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and blood hast thou given them to drink: they are worthy.) He had long wavy dirty blonde hair and a matching beard. He was dirty and his clothes were dingy.  I immediately didn't feel comfortable being on the elevator with him and tried to step towards the quickly closing elevator door but it was too late. The doors closed and the elevator started going up. This homeless man began talking about all the bad things that could possibly happen and speaking all sorts of word curses to me. (He will rob your faith and resulting fruit.)  I kept casting it all down and countering it with statements of faith but he wouldn't shut up. I began pushing buttons, indiscriminately, trying to stop the elevator on any floor just to get away from the homeless man and his evil mouth.  (David teaches a good parable about Joshua conquering the five kings who represent the five senses of our fallen nature. These are the things we rely on when we listen to our old man of the flesh and rely on his senses. Jos. 10:16-27  And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah. 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found, hidden in the cave at Makkedah. 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to keep them:  (Rocks represent Jesus, the Word, covering our mouths, which causes us to resist such thoughts and words. Then we can put to death the old man. We cannot conquer our promised land so long as the old man is permitted to speak from our mouth what we've learned from the carnal senses. Isa 11:2-4  And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.  3  And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;  4  but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.) Back to our text in Joshua 10:19 but stay not ye; pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for Jehovah your God hath delivered them into your hand. 20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, and the remnant which remained of them had entered into the fortified cities, 21 that all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.  22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring forth those five kings unto me out of the cave. 23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon. 24 And it came to pass, when they brought forth those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the chiefs of the men of war that went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. (So they cannot speak and put to death our spiritual man.)  And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. 25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage: for thus shall Jehovah do to all your enemies against whom ye fight. (We must fight the good fight of the faith and defeat the fleshly enemies in our promised land!) (By not permitting their distractions, thoughts and words we will win. If we get distracted by the things of the world and forget to recharge our batteries we will have no power to resist the old man. Our minds will be full of worldliness that has no power over self. 3 out or 4 fall away because of this.)  26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and put them to death, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening. (The old man crucified) 27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had hidden themselves, and laid great stones on the mouth of the cave, unto this very day.)(The old man cannot speak with a rope around his neck or dead in the cave and blocked by the Word.)   Back to Eve's dream: Suddenly, the elevator jammed and we became stuck between the fifth and sixth floors. (Falling Short of reaching the 7th floor of rest because the old man is speaking.) (When we allow fear and anxiety to rule us, allowing the old man to speak, we become stuck in a nowhere land between faith and rest, and the works of man and the flesh. Jas. 1:2-7  Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; 3 Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience. 4 And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.  5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.) (We can't afford to not receive what we need from the Lord but the Word brings forth faith but distractions bring double mindedness which in the Greek means two-souled. Rom 10:17  So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.) The door opened momentarily and I could look down and see several blonde headed people gathered near the elevator on the fifth floor. They were talking and laughing and enjoying each other's company. (These represent brethren who are in the rest having faith towards God and submitted to the Son and the Word.) The door then closed quickly because the elevator sensor realized that it was between floors and that the situation was unsafe. (When we hear the convicting word the door is open … but not for long, because disobeying our conscience defiles it and it speaks quieter and quieter until we hear it no more. So we see this is an unsafe condition that we must avoid or be one of those 3 out of 4 who bore no fruit.) The homeless man continued talking and saying things that put fear into my heart. I began pacing inside the elevator and I was starting to panic that no one would hear my calls for help and that I would be stuck there forever. (Some will never break free from the old man's words and forever be fruitless.) There was no roof on this elevator so I could see the shaft above. (So looking upwards in the shaft towards the 7th floor represents seeing the end from the beginning which is what faith is. Luke 8:14 And that which fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. The word here for perfection is “telesphoreo” which means, "to bring to completion with the end in view." This is the only place in the Bible where this particular word is used. "Calling the things that be not as though they were.” We must have the end in view by faith before we can arrive there. 2 Co. 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.)  Then, as I looked up the shaft I glanced over to my right and I saw what looked like the attic of a house. (The attic is a parallel vision representing looking up the elevator shaft.) It was lined with pink fiberglass insulation in between all the wooden rafters. (Pink represents love.) I noticed a blonde haired, blue eyed little boy who was toddler aged. He was dressed in just a white cloth diaper with a diaper pin. He was walking precariously, balancing on the wooden rafters in between the pink fiberglass insulation. He was happy and didn't seem aware of any danger. (This represents our spiritual fruit of Christ in us having been born, i.e. seen by the world. Our spirit man or man-child is only in danger when we are listening to our old man and not looking up towards God. Our old man will put to death our new spirit man if we are not receiving grace from God because of our rebellion and self-will.) (Our spiritual man of Christ in us will fall from his high position in God where "the rest" is.)  Rom. 8:12-17 12 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: 13 for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God: 17 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 .) I told him that he needed to get down from there immediately before he got hurt. So he obediently came over right away and crawled down into my arms. (When we are in fear the spiritual man is in our hands and in danger. He cannot retain the high place in God and we fail to attain to the corporate Bride or Man-child body.) As I held him I was thinking of a way that I could escape this situation but fear and despair were dominating my mind as the homeless man continued to talk. There seemed to be an urgency to find my vehicle (at rest) and I was becoming anxious and fretful because of all the thoughts that were running through my mind. But the little boy didn't seem worried at all. (The spiritual man is the one with faith but he must be permitted to speak it.) (2 Co. 10:3-5  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;). Then I woke up. These are verses we received by faith at random at this time for the morning meetings that confirm this dream: Eve - Mat. 17:20 (17-20) 17 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was cured from that hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out? 20 And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Tim - 2 Sa. 22:29 For thou art my lamp, O Jehovah; And Jehovah will lighten my darkness. Missy - 1 Pe. 1:13-25  13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in the time of your ignorance: 15 but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living; 16 because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy. 17 And if ye call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to each man's work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear: 18 knowing that ye were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers; 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the blood of Christ: 20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake, 21 who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.  22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently: 23 having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth. 24 For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth: 25 But the word of the Lord abideth for ever. And this is the word of good tidings which was preached unto you. Leon -  Mat. 25: 3-13  3 For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them: 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour. The moral of this story is stop being distracted by the old man with things that have no eternal value or you will not bear fruit and will miss the Bride and possibly heaven itself and will become a victim of the dragon.   Jesus is so Desirous of Us Debbie Fenske - 5/30/22 Last evening, during our worship, and praise to the Lord Jesus, I began discerning, quite heavily, that He wished to speak something to us. We were singing, Great Are You Lord. I discerned that it was not that He did not welcome our worship and praise. He did. But I knew something was on His heart. So, I said to Him, “Jesus, please speak to me what is on Your heart for us.” I shared what Jesus was speaking to me through these first two songs after we had sung them. He was saying, “Do you know how I wait for you? I long for you to draw near to Me. Though you do come before me, there is so much unrest, so much anxiety over other things that you must accomplish. How I need you, My people, to desire Me, to desire to come before Me, above all things, spending time with me in quietness and rest. For, when you do come before Me there is hurriedness, unrest, and anxiety. Where is the quietness? Where is the rest?” Then The Lord led us to sing, Eagles Wings, about our yearning for Him, and about our waiting for Him, But as we sang this to Him, He was wanting us to hear Him directing them to us. “Oh My children, how I wait for you. I wait for you to come to me, to abide with me in My presence. Let Me draw you. Let Me bring you to your knees. I am your quietness, your rest, and your strength. I am all that you need. Hear Me, My children. Even the very works that you do for My kingdom becomes mere works when you give Me so little time where, first, you could receive from Me anointed strength, and supernatural refreshing. You cannot find these things in yourself through the good things that you do for others, or for My kingdom. Time with Me in quietness and calm is of the essence. For I will even expand time for you, time, especially, to do all I have given you to do for Me and My kingdom. I know your heart's desire to glorify My name. Know that my heart's desire is for you, My people, to find your rest, and your quietness in Me alone. So, come rest with Me.” Then we we sang to the Lord, In Your Presence. During the song, I received a vision of Jesus kneeling down, upright on His knees. He wore a light blue robe. I was standing in front of Him. I know I represented each of us. His hands gently reached out for mine, inviting me to kneel down with Him. In the vision, as I gave Him my hands, I could literally feel the touch of His hands in mine as I knelt down in front of Him with my head bowed. End of vision. Isa. 30:15  For thus said the Lord, the Holy One of Israel: In returning, and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness, and in confidence shall be your strength. Father, thank you. Let it not be that you would ever have to say of us, “But ye would not…”     Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Esperanto Estonian Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Odia (Oriya) Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Scots Gaelic Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Turkish Turkmen Ukrainian Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version  

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 49:22


The winds of change sure are blowin' and that's not just a lot of hot air! Now is the time to clear the room and listen to the straight poop, not just opinions. Chad takes a dive into the New Zealand Fart Tax and then Classical WFMT's own and actual New Zealander Robbie Ellis joins in to explain things. Find Robbie Ellis for ALL your Robbie Ellis needs right here: http://www.robbieellis.net/ Recorded LIVE at the Green Mill Lounge 6/11/22Brought to you by Jeppson's Mälort: Aiding in Social Distancing since the 1930's The Patreon is LIVE and we need money. Follow along for more Chadventures: https://linktr.ee/ChadtheBirdFeaturing “Promises” by the Barrerracudas and a snippy of “SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR” by Jason Shaw http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jas... Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW, BLACK LIVES MATTER, VAX, BOOST and WEAR A MASK!

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 2:50


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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 28:23


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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 18:59


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Sixers Daily with Jas Kang (Part 2) - Santa Clara men's basketball coach Herb Sendek on Jalen Williams' NBA potential and fit with the 76ers

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 15:14


In this episode, Santa Clara men's basketball head coach Herb Sendek gives some insight into 2022 NBA Draft prospect Jalen Williams. He and Jas discuss: *Williams' potential as NBA player *Williams' strengths and weaknesses going into the NBA Draft *How Williams would fit in Philly *Sendek coaching James Harden in college and how his game has evolved during his NBA career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang (Part 1) - SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell on Sixers' offseason, Tobias Harris trade potential and ideal prospects with the No. 23 pick

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 29:59


In this episode, SB Nation's lead-NBA writer Ricky O'Donnell joins Jas to discuss the Sixers' offseason and how James Harden's contract will impact the team's flexibility. The pair also discuss: *Potential trades for Tobias Harris *Best-case and worst-case scenarios for Philly *Draft targets for the Sixers if they keep the No. 23 pick *Which prospects would be able to have an immediate impact? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

洋泾浜radio@旧金山 吴语上海话
Vol.110 上海话教学第二弹——洋泾浜返乡买汰烧情景对话(下)

洋泾浜radio@旧金山 吴语上海话

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 47:49


本期嘉宾:Jas, Joe, 小S,Jady本期聊些啥~~沪普教学节目重现江湖!人气主播小S和女团3J的沉浸式上海话教学更有女团私房菜大公开~有哪些热菜冷盘不容错过?节目最后的福利不容错过!请猛戳下方链接,Get你想要的套装吧:wiemer.com/product/yjbpremier3packwiemer.com/product/yjbselect3pack为了满足我们听众爱涨姿势的好习惯,套装还会附赠详细介绍和搭配说明,祝听众朋友喝得开心并且有收获,cheers ~听了这期节目,如果你有感同身受吗,快来评论区聊一聊吧!欢迎在评论区留言与我们互动,我们的各位主播及嘉宾都会看到滴~~~关于听众福利,有任何问题或者“品”后感,也欢迎多多联系我们!想要加入我们听众群的盆友,可以关注公众号:洋泾浜Radio,一起噶三湖感谢大家对专注做节目的沪语主播们的支持~~

洋泾浜radio@旧金山 吴语上海话
Vol.109 上海话教学第二弹——洋泾浜返乡买汰烧情景对话(上)

洋泾浜radio@旧金山 吴语上海话

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 46:22


本期嘉宾:Jas, Joe, 小S,Jady本期聊些啥~~沪普教学节目重现江湖!人气主播小S和女团3J的沉浸式上海话教学更有女团私房菜大公开~有哪些热菜冷盘不容错过?听了这期节目,如果你有感同身受吗,快来评论区聊一聊吧!欢迎在评论区留言与我们互动,我们的各位主播及嘉宾都会看到滴~~~想要加入我们听众群的盆友,可以关注公众号:洋泾浜Radio,一起噶三湖感谢大家对专注做节目的沪语主播们的支持~~

60 minučių
60 minučių. Seimo opozicija nekeičia planų ir toliau nedalyvaus posėdžiuose

60 minučių

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 51:43


Opozicinės partijos tęsia protestą ir ketina ir toliau nedalyvauti plenariniuose Seimo ir komitetų posėdžiuose. Visgi rytoj vyksiančiame Gedulo ir Vilties dienos minėjime orozicija ketina pasirodyti. O valdantieji tikisi, kad krizė greitai bus išspręsta suburtoje dialogo grupėje.Nuo liepos didės pagrindinės palūkanų normos. Europos centrinis bankas tokiu būdu tikisi pristabdyti infliaciją. Tačiau būstų pardavimo rinkoje atvėsimas kol kas neprognozuojamas - per pirmąjį šių metų ketvirtį nekilnojamojo turto kainos, lyginant su tuo pačiu laikotarpiu pernai, augo kiek daugiau nei devyniolika procentų. Neatmetama, jog dar šiemet Europos, o tame tarpe ir Lietuvos, ekonomika gali susidurti ir su recesija.Pirmoji Ukrainos ponia Olena Zelenska davė išskirtinį interviu LRT radijui. Tai – pirmasis jos interviu Baltijos šalių žiniasklaidai nuo Rusijos pradėto plataus masto puolimo pradžios.Lietuva perka beveik du šimtus perspėjimo sirenų. Jas per dvejus metus ketinama įrengti šimto kilometrų spinduliu nuo Baltarusijos Astravo atominės elektrinės. Į šią zoną patenka 17 savivaldybių.Ved. Liepa Želnienė

Ideas Untrapped
INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

Ideas Untrapped

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 75:09


If you ask any Nigerian today what the number one problem that they think political leadership should tackle - I am fairly certain security will be the overwhelming answer. In the last week alone there have been two deadly attacks in the Ondo state and Kaduna state with scores of people murdered in their homes and places of worship. Go back a week further, and the number of such murderous attacks would have risen to six. What many Nigerians depressing is that the problem is worsening and spreading to all parts of the country without any sign that it might abate anytime soon. Politicians seeking elective positions in next year's elections are making promises to end the crisis, but given how much it has gotten worse under the current administration despite similar promises leaves very little room for optimism. It is in the light of this that I speak to my guests on the podcast today James Barnett and Dr. Muritala Rufai. Our conversation is about what is now known as banditry in the Northwest of Nigeria. We talked about the origins of banditry, the nuances of the many factors at play, corruption, and the failure of local governance. Dr. Murtala Rufai is a professor of history at Usman Danfodiyo University in Sokoto.TRANSCRIPTTobi; So I'll start right at the end, which is not the most recent attack, but the Kaduna train attack was heavy in people's memory, and mentality, and maybe because of the status of some of the people that were involved. And in the weeks after there has been suggestions that the banditry issue is sort of evolving into something rather different. Maybe something akin to Boko Haram or ISWAP tactics. And some have even suggested that there are some evidence that both groups are now working together. So I like to take it from there because in both your paper your article on this, you suggested that this is a problem that has the potential to evolve even more dangerously. So is this part of that evolution? And if so, what can you tell us about the background to that and where it's likely to go next?James; ...In terms of the kind of the relationship between the bandits and Boko Haram, you know, the term that we talk more generally about jihadist because, really, there're kind of at least three different primary factions of what was once Boko Haram in Nigeria, today. There's ISWAP, there's the original Boko Haram, which we use the acronym JAS, which was led by Abubakar Shekau until May of last year when he was killed. And then there's also the Ansaru splinter faction of Boko Haram. So when looking at relationships between bandits and jihadists, I think if anything, our study was maybe a bit more skeptical of some of the claims that, you know, by 2021 (by last year) there was already more speculation. You had more comments from government officials, commentators, journalists saying, you know, the bandits, they are being recruited by Boko Haram, they're working together. I think our study was, in some ways, a bit more skeptical of the degree of, I would say, co-optation.You know, we kind of pushed back to some extent against this idea that the jihadists were coming in and recruiting all the bandits and that they were kind of transforming the conflict. I think our argument was that the conflict in the Northwest for now is very much still one being driven by the bandits rather than by Boko Haram or the jihadists. We do note, as you say, I think there's definitely room for closer potential cooperation. I think that from what we're beginning to see of the Kaduna train attack, the evidence so far, the details I've heard so far, there are kind of concerning issues there. But I think that for now, you know, even recognizing that the Kaduna train attack is a notable attack, a very serious one and obviously, the situation is still ongoing in terms of the the situation with the hostages, negotiations. So I think it's good to kind of avoid commenting too much right now as the situation is rather uncertain. But I think my view is still that one of the impediments that has, kind of, historically prevented the jihadists from getting closer to the bandits is that the bandits, for the most part, they really prized their autonomy. It's very much part of their modus operandi to operate very independently, they will cooperate with, you know, different gangs, will cooperate with each other, but banditry is definitely an activity that in some ways, kind of rewards autonomy. You know, the groups are not as rigidly structured as a jihadist organizations. It's an area where many people today if they want to get rich, they can take up arms and become a bandit. And so I think, because the bandits kind of value their autonomy, and also just given the fact that they've become, frankly, so powerful in recent years, they are not necessarily in such desperate need to kind of be recruited or trained or equipped or supported by jihadist. So I think my view is that there are opportunities from the perspective of Jihadist to work with bandits in certain instances, you know, to cooperate on certain operations. But I think, as we've seen with for example, especially the group Ansaru, which has tried in the past several years to recruit bandits to say, 'you should stop acting like bandits, you should join our group. Your fight is not with Muslim people. It's with the Nigerian government.' They go on this preaching tours and their efforts have really fallen flat. The bandits have not been interested in joining Ansaru. And so there have actually been many clashes. And recently, I think, as recently as a week ago, was the last one. And so, you know, the situation in Northwest is very volatile, many different militants, many different gangs, and sometimes they work together, sometimes they fight together, but I think for the foreseeable future, that the jihadist element to the northwest - this Boko Haram, this Ansaru...it's a problem, it's a challenge and makes things more complicated for sure. But I think that, in my view, the primary challenge in the Northwest is still bandits. It's not Boko Haram.Dr Rufai; I should just continue from where he stopped. You see, the fundamental problem is that the bandits are not in any way a monolithic criminal formation. There are quite a number of bandit gangs and also bandit groups operating separately and individually. Now having the unity of the bandits into a one united organization, for instance, is indeed a very difficult exercise. Because when we talk about a bandit group or a bandit gang, we've seen cases and instances where three, four, five people, for instance, form up a gang. And they have their own independent and absolute autonomy. They could actually do and undo, they may decide to go on attack, they may decide to carry out abduction, they may decide to do whatever they feel like doing. So now, putting all these bandits together into a one single platform - it is indeed a very difficult exercise. And there are also quite a number of them that consider this jihadist group including Boko Haram, Ansaru and ISWAP that he pointed out clearly, as their traditional enemies, and on several locations attempts by these groups to bring to the fore the members of the bandits, for instance, became so much challenging to the extent that some of the bandit groups and also bandit leaders were making it very clear to them that our problem as you were arguing is not with the Nigerian state - that is what we fail to understand. The problem of banditry is basically and fundamentally local. Until probably recently, that the whole conflict is now taking a more national dimension. You go to the rural areas, you interact with the pundits, they will tell you that their problem is local and solution to their problem also remain local.Local in the sense that they more or less have problem with the an sake - with the vigilante - and other local authorities than even with their state governors. So now, my argument has always been: bringing this bandits, about 120 gangs operating separately and loosely, individually, into a one single platform to probably relate with any of the jihadist groups or any of the criminal group like the case of Boko Haram, ISWAP and Ansaru is actually going to be a very difficult exercise. But I am also not disputing the fact that there are very few number of these bandits that subscribe to the view of either Ansaru or Boko Haram. For instance, the general believe and also accusation which is actually not confirm about the train attack is actually something executed and conducted under the leadership of Ali Kachalla. Ali Kachalla has been a very good friend of Dogo Gide, who were all initially bandits under the control of Buharin Daji. Now, there is that possibility of having that continuity in the relationship between Ali Kachalla, who was until probably recently, a bandit, relating with Dogo Gide who is actually his traditional friend while they were under the leadership and control of Buharin Daji. Of course, going by the pattern of the attack. In terms of the train attack, for instance, we've seen actually certain features and characteristics that differ slightly the case of the bandit. And that is why people have the belief that there must be actually connections with [an]other international terrorist group like ISWAP... some said it's ISWAP. some are even talking about Ansaru, and people also talking about the involvement of Boko Haram. But we've also seen historically, as far back as 2016 - 2017, when some Boko Haram elements were sent to the northwest to come and actually recruit and create a certain ideology on the bandits. At the end of the day, some of these members of Boko Haram became bandits. Because of what? Because they feel there is comfort, there is joy, there is freedom, and also there is wealth in banditry compared to Boko Haram.And that has to do with nothing other than the level of independence and autonomy that is within the bandit world.James; I would just jump in really quickly. I think he did a very good job of explaining how the bandits prize their autonomy and that issue with the jihadists. He brought up the character Dogo Gide who I think is worth describing very quickly.He's an interesting figure in terms of understanding, okay, who's a bandit, who's a jihadist, maybe [for] some of the listeners who don't follow these issues as closely. But he's someone that we profiled a bit in our article, our study for the CTC Sentinel, which is a big research report on the bandit-jihadist relations. And he's someone very interesting because he's a bandit, but he has had very close ties with jihadists for several years. There are disagreements, you know, different sources, different people will place his first contact with jihadists at different points. But he's someone that a couple of years ago, he was mostly saying, 'I don't have any ties with Boko Haram.'He is denying any relationship with the jihadist. But now in the past year or so he started to act as if he is a jihadist. But even as we did when we were digging through and doing our analysis, what we found is that he is maybe even now pretending to be more of a jihadist than he really is. Because he will release these videos or he will be communicating with intermediaries, he will be trying to sound like a jihadist, but he doesn't actually even know the proper Arabic phrases. In one instance, he refers to the leader of ISIS to suggest that he is a member of Daesh or ISIS, but he's referring to the dead leader, who's been dead for over a year. And so I think it's one of the challenges of doing this research in the northwest. It's why I think it's good to be very cautious and skeptical and try to kind of scrutinize all the data coming out. Because on the one hand, sometimes like Dogo Gide a couple of years ago, he would have understated his contacts with jihadists. He would have pretended that he doesn't have any at all. Whereas in fact, we do know that he has.He has been in contact with various jihadists for some time. But then he could also maybe overstate his level of influence. Because there are instances in which the bandits find it advantageous to maybe assume the appearance of jihadists because they think it will make them seem more powerful, or because they think that it will give them some sort of advantage in negotiations, for example. That was the case with the Kankara abductions back in December 2020 that was conducted by Awwal Daudawa in Katsina. So it's a very important question, you know, how much are these bandits and jihadists working together? And it's one that I think requires a bit of a skeptical eye. Because sometimes things are not necessarily as they appear on the surface. And sometimes these bandits… they have [a] complicated kind of calculus that will determine how they interact with jihadists, whether they want to give you the jihadists credit for an operation or something like that. So I think that the Dogo Gide example is a very interesting one.Tobi; The sense I'm getting is 'this a bit hard to predict, because the tactics and the motives are constantly changing.' So before I draw you guys into the issue of causality, which is going to be my next question, briefly, given where James stopped, do you think that's part of the reason why the government and security forces have not been able to deal with this issue? Because it's constantly in flux, it's unpredictable? And like he said, there is need for a patient and cautious strategy. Also, and this is a bit speculative, are there people in government to your knowledge who are also aware, and why is that not reflecting in the security approach?Dr. Rufai; Well, you see, what is important about the approach to this particular security threat, in my opinion, is to have a detailed, deeper, and clearer understanding of the issues. And even within the bandit cycle, for instance, we've seen people in the rural areas with AK 47 and AK 49, 24/7, that are not bandits. You can see a major problem now. When you define a bandit on the basis of weapon, for instance, you've completely missed the issue. Why? Because some of these people bearing these weapons are, basically, and fundamentally, using them for self-defense. Without these weapons, for instance, the bandits will within a twinkle of an eye, wipe them out. And that becomes a very serious problem and also challenging to the Nigerian security operatives as well. So, now, the government actually, in my opinion, the security operatives are doing their utmost best, but their best is not enough. It is not enough because there is still a gap. And what is that gap? A knowledge gap of what actually is happening in the field. It is not just about going kinetic. Before you go kinetic, before you take the kinetic approach, for instance, it is far more important to have an underground knowledge of what is obtainable in the rural areas. For instance, the Gide we are talking about, a long time ago, has established a mutual relationship and understanding with the rural communities. And I'm telling you, the rural communities around Dansadau, around Baba Doka, around Birnin Gwari, around Madada, around Dandala will never or have never seen Dogo Gide as a problem or as a threat.That, rather, what he is after is the abduction of school children, abduction of expatriates, and his major problem is with the federal government. And as long as he will keep on fighting the State, the local communities have no problem with him, they may even decide to support him.And at times, getting credible intelligence from the rural areas by the security agencies becomes a very serious problem, because the rurals will rather relate with the bandits than with the Nigerian state. You can see a major problem, a major problem here. And again, because of this level of intermingling between the bandits, where areas that are dominated by the bandits. And also, with Boko Haram elements, where areas dominated by the Boko Haram elements with the rural communities, it becomes a very difficult exercise for the security agencies to execute operations in those areas. And the major dilemma they are facing today, I'm talking about the agencies - the security agencies - is the issue of the collateral damage. If at all you are going to address this issue head-on, then definitely the issue of the collateral damage will be 100%. Why, because, you cannot differentiate who is a bandit and who is not? Who is a member of Boko Haram, and who is not? Who is a passive and active collaborator of these people? And these are some of the issues that actually compounded the issue more. So we cannot say that the security agencies are not doing anything in the field. But, in my opinion, what they are doing is not enough. What is important is not going to kinetic alone, but let us have a clearer and deeper understanding of the issues. And for that to be done, a lot of underground research(es) needs to be conducted, and a lot of sensitization and mobilization, and winning the support and confidence of the rurals or the locals must be done without which I think we are likely going to continue this war to a foreseeable future.Tobi; You want to weigh in James? James; Yeah, I guess I would just add... I think in addition to everything that Dr. Rufai has just said, one other challenge, as Dr Rufai noted in a previous answer to your question that, you know, the issue with banditry in many ways is very local. But it's also become much more of a national issue. And this also, in some ways, complicates the response of the state because the state itself is not monolithic, right.If you look at, you know, who is involved in trying to address this issue of banditry, very often these issues are occurring at a very local level, within a particular district within a particular emirate within a particular local government area. But also, it's become much more of a national issue.The security forces, particularly the military, since the launch of the first major military offensive operation [...] - that was now what? six, seven years ago. The military has also been engaged in the northwest in these anti-banditry operations. And so sometimes, there have been issues of a lack of coordination between all the various stakeholders on the side of, you know, the governments, if you will - broadly defined to include district officials, traditional rulers, local stakeholders like that - where sometimes you'll have one community [that] is actually attempting to negotiate something like a peace deal with some of the local bandits or an amnesty with the local bandits at the same time that the military is conducting a military offensive in the area. And so this kind of erodes trust. Or likewise, there will be times where, you know, a certain area is being really badly affected by the bandits, but the military's focusing on another area because their forces are overstretched. And so I think it's one of the challenges that Nigeria faces so far is looking at, okay, who are the authorities or the stakeholders that are tasked with addressing this issue of banditry? And how can you increase the coordination between the state governments; but also between the state and the federal governments; between the states and the local governments; between the formal authorities and the more informal or traditional authorities which in many regions still have very significant informal influence. So that's also been one of the challenges. And it's reflected to some extent, as he noted in the very fractured nature of the bandits themselves. We were discussing this yesterday with some colleagues of mine here at Unilag after the presentation, one of whom is from the Niger Delta area, and we're comparing and contrasting. He was saying, why can't they do what they did in the Delta? You know, what is the difference between what's happening in the Delta and what's happening in the Northwest? And Dr. Rufai put it very well. He said, you know, in the Delta, the militants can speak with one or two or three voices. But this is a big challenge for the bandits. So, anyone can form a gang these days, there are just so many bandits that there's no one person you can talk to, that represents all the bandits and you can negotiate.Dr. Rufai; And I think, added to the issue of interagency rivalry that he's talking about, it is actually a major challenge. And when you look at the operations against banditry in the northwest today, it has become a military affair. And if all is well, if teams are moving the way they should, this is an issue that's supposed to be addressed by the police. But where are the Nigerian police force today when you're talking about banditry? Nobody talks about the police. And not even the police, for instance, we have the Civil Defense. These are very local problems, local security challenges that actually supposed to be addressed by these people. But as we speak today, it is actually the military that is in charge of addressing some of these issues. And look at it, the role of the military, within the context of provision of internal security, for instance... virtually there are so many operations taking place, virtually in every part of the country. 36 states, including Abuja, for instance, you'll find different military operations. Look at the number of the military within the context of the increasing rate of crime and the violence, insecurity, for instance, the two cannot in any way match. And that becomes a very serious problem. And by extension, the military [personnel] are overstretched and overwhelmed by the level of conflict taking place in the country. And not only that, this problem of banditry just like I said earlier, is basically a local problem. And it is something that actually requires the activities of special forces. Do we really have the special forces within even the military, for instance, to address this issue? Because there's not just an affair of [the military]. Of course, nobody is talking about the State Department and the underground role they are supposed to play in this. So virtually, it is the military operating alone.And this same military [personnel] we're talking about are gradually overwhelmed by the volume, and also the gravity of the problem. They don't even know, in some cases, where to start from. Identifying who is their friend and who is their enemy becomes a problem. The attack on the train, the Abuja-Kaduna train we are talking about, is not in any way aimed at the victims. Rather, to send a danger signal to the Nigerian state. And they've actually succeeded in doing that. And as we speak, identifying where these people are, becomes a huge problem to virtually all the security agencies. Simply because of what? Because of lack of harmony, lack of coordination, and lack of peaceful working relations amongst all the security agencies.Tobi; I don't want to lean too hard on the security angle, at least for now. Because I mean, primarily, you guys are researchers, not policy advisors, at least for the purpose of this conversation. So let's go back for a little bit. Because in your work, you guys stated that the manifestation of this is multi-dimensional. There’s elements of criminality going on, economic opportunism in inter-ethnic clashes, you know, there's also the issue of climate change and damage to the environment and the strain that puts on resources between farmers and herders and many other interests. But what ties these all together? Right? How did this become such a national Flashpoint? Because I recall, maybe, 2016 when these attacks started blasting on the pages of newspapers, we don't even know the word bandit. Right? Bandit made it into the national Zeitgeist much later. It was always herders, Fulani herdsmen, you know. At some point, the presidency was claiming that they're actually foreigners who come to attack locals and carry out criminality and all that. So help me in as many words as you can untangle the causality of this. How did this escalate?James; I think Dr. Rufai can give the ... I mean, it's very multi-dimensional. And he's the historian and has been looking at this for a long time. And you know, in our different reports, we've explained this, yes, there's issues of land use, there's [the] issue of ethnicity, all these different factors that go into it. I think the one that I always stress, and these coming from my background, I worked in Washington, DC for several years, I'm still in contact with people there. Like, when people talk about farmer-herder conflict in Africa, and very often in DC, the first thing is that people have a very reductionist view of it.That's in many ways, kind of, very apolitical in some ways. They think farmers and herders used to get along, and then climate change meant there were fewer and there's fewer land, fewer resources and so now they're fighting each other. And climate change is definitely real, it's definitely a problem. It's absolutely aggravating the situation there. But I think that leaning too hard on the climate change angle, and you see sometimes governments doing this, not just Nigeria, but other governments: they'll say, ah, you know, the problem here is climate change - it's a way to escape responsibility, right? Because you throw up your hands and say, we didn't do this. Tobi; It's not my fault.James; It's not my fault. I think that one of the central issues that is seen in every aspect of how this conflict escalated from people becoming angry, to the weapons flowing into the region, to people not trusting their neighbors, to not trusting the authorities… one of the central issues is corruption.And this is an issue everywhere in Nigeria, right? It's not just in the northwest. But the specific ways it played out in the northwest, I think had a very pivotal role to play. From people not feeling that they could trust the criminal justice system or the authorities to handle disputes or legal matters related to land use, farmer-herder issues. Herdsmen felt that they were really being extorted because they were seen as kind of an easy target by authorities… whether it's the police, village heads, judges in the courts, they were seen as people that can easily be extorted. And then just everything from the fact that I mean, the IGP announced the other day that something like 85,000 AK 47s that belong to the police are unaccounted for. Tobi; Yeah.James; Right. And you wonder how you go out and, you know, we both interview bandits, we've seen nine-year-olds with AK 47s? How is it that that happens? It's not all coming from the Nigerian military or police stockpiles. But you know, there are many reasons that there are so many weapons in West Africa today.But corruption is a huge challenge, both in the inability to prevent weapons from flowing into and around the country. And also the fact that very often weapons that are intended for use by the Nigerian state find their way into the hands of criminals.So I could go on and on that, but I think interviewing people in the Northwest, and you ask them how did this start? Very often they'll talk about corruption.Dr. Rufai; I think he has actually said it all. What is far more important is the issue of corruption, the issue of corruption he's talking about. But again, added to that is, the collapse in our family value system actually added to the crisis. Situations where we have families that could not in any way take care of their children. Within the context of, in some cases, poverty, unemployment, underemployment, all play significant roles in the conflict. And also within the context of the traditional authorities again, it's become a very serious problem. And the point he pointed out on the issue of corruption. Corruption within the traditional rulers contributed and contributed significantly to the escalation of the conflict. But there are a lot of issues lumped together, more especially this issue of injustice.All people contacted and also interacted, interviewed on this issue of rural banditry are pointing to the issue of injustice. Injustice in all sense of the word. Injustice from the traditional authorities, injustice from the security agencies, injustice from virtually every angle of the society, and that plays a very important role, and it serves as a unifying factor that contributed to and that unite virtually most of the bandits together. For instance, you see them also talking about the activities of the vigilante and the an sake. And when you look at the operations of the vigilante and the an sake, it's nothing other than the idea of extrajudicial killings. The level of extrajudicial killings actually taking place in the rural areas is unimaginable even before the issue of rural banditry becomes a problem. And that is why the Fulani people feel they are not actually taken care of, they are absolutely rejected and detected by the Nigerian states and they feel they are on their own. And the best thing to do is to fight for their freedom. And that idea of freedom fighting, forming a union, or a gang for the Fulani liberation movement, for instance, was the bedrock of the banditry.So there are a lot of issues put together. And more so, within the context of the Fulani, they feel the presidency, for instance, Mr. President is a Fulani and they feel if at all they need to be taken care of, there is no regime that's supposed to take good care of them other than this particular regime that the head is someone that is their own - one of them. And that becomes a problem. And you see some of them lamenting and lamenting bitterly about the level of neglect by the State - by both the federal government and also the state government. And when you look at it, [the] absence of state presence plays also a very important role in the rural areas. Infrastructure-wise, for instance, the presence of security in the rural areas is virtually zero. I am talking about villages, I am talking about rural areas. You go to a village with 3000-4000 people, you cannot in any way see a single presence of the State, and that becomes a huge problem. So there is this type of high level of disconnection between the rural world and the urban world. And now, it is the rural world fighting in the urban world. Because of what? Because the rural world was neglected, the rural world was not taken care of, the rural world was absolutely spared from [infrastructure-wise] what we see in the urban centers. And that also constitutes a major problem. Talking about the issue of climate change, talking about the farmer-header issue, in my opinion, are just issues that are of secondary importance to this violent conflict. There has been farmer-herder conflict right from day one, right from the onset. And not only that, traditionally, conflict resolution mechanisms or dispute resolution mechanisms, for instance, were actually at work, and also addressing the farmer-herder clashes. And then the question is, where are they? Taken away by so many things, taken away by the issue of injustice, by the issue of corruption, and lack of respect for traditional authorities.And today, some of these traditional authorities, village heads, district heads, and to some extent, emirs, in Zamfara, in Sokoto, and in other places are under the control of these bandits. Simply because no state presence, no security presence, and the only thing they think they will do is to listen to the bandits.Dance according to the tune of these bandits, and also subscribe to the view of the bandits. Not because they want to do so, but because they were neglected by the federal and the state authorities. And that constitutes a very big problem. Unless we get some of these things right, unless we fix some of these issues, lacuna, and problems associated with the rural areas, I don't think peace will actually elude some of our urban centers and even at the national level.Tobi; It's so important for me to talk about this because in trying to analyze a lot of these issues, some things become a talking point. Right. And even though the government's censorious stance kicks in to quell some of these things, but they do happen. Whether it's on social media, or on internet radios, that's why I'm trying to tease out the issue of causality. Because some people will tell you, without any iota of doubt, that there is a Fulanisation agenda going on and that is the underlying driver of this. Some will say there is a systematic massacre of Christians going on in that region, that has drawn the attention of the Trump administration on religious persecution and so many other issues. So it's very important for the purpose of the audience, and you know, Nigeria is a diverse multi-ethnic society, it's easy for certain talking points to get away and... I mean, it becomes something else. So, now, I get you correctly. Even the issue of causality is not just one thing. But I'm saying it, maybe you guys are not, there's a huge level of state failure going on. Right. Now, my question then is, elections: politicians are campaigning again. As a matter of fact, one thing I learned from this conversation is that nobody is even talking about the issue of restructuring or decentralization of power in the context of this conflict. Right? We are talking about VAT or how to administer Lagos or Port Harcourt or Kaduna. So nobody is even talking about how empowering local governance, local institutions can actually bring peace, you know.But today, if you ask everybody, insecurity is the number one national issue. You know, all politicians are saying that if you elect me, I'm going to solve this... So then my question is, given the level of state failure that I am saying that I can tease out from this conversation, if you have to sketch some kind of starting point or an attempt at addressing the issue, where would you start from?Dr. Rufai; Excuse me, please, I think you've raised very critical issues that require [a] deeper and clearer explanation.Tobi; Please go on.Dr. Rufai; The first issue is the Fulanisation of maybe Nigeria or northern Nigeria, or whatever. I think if at all, there is an ethnic group that is understudied, and that is still less clear in terms of the nature, the operations, and the relationship, I think it's the Fulani.There is a high level of internal division, internal rivalry, and internal conflict among the Fulani. They are not in any way a one united ethnic group as we see, in the case of the Hausa, in the case of the Nupe, and, to some extent, in the case of the Yoruba, and the case of the Igbo.These are people that are so much attached to their traditional and local way of life. Even if you are born and brought up a Fulani, if you don't have respect and value for the Fulani culture, they don't consider you as part of them. And that is why 90%, let me not exaggerate - 60 or 70%, of the victims of rural violence, rural insecurity, rural banditry are Fulani. And 90% of the victims are not just Fulani, are also Muslims. You get the point. And you interact with some of these bandits, you talk about, okay, this person you killed, this person you rustled [their] cattle, this person you intimidate, this village you actually raided, for instance, it is a Fulani dominated village, they will tell you that that particular person, that particular village, that particular community you're talking about, we don't consider them as members of the Fulani. They are not in any way respected within the Fulani circle. They have their own code of conduct that serves as their guiding principles, that serve as their Constitution. Whoever strays away from that code of conduct, for instance, they have no value, no respect for him. And there is also a striking difference between an urban and the rural Fulani. For instance, the town Fulani is different from the village Fulani, the village Fulani is different from the nomadic Fulani, the nomadic Fulani is different from the stationed Fulani. All these nuances are not really clear. Now, if you decide to create a whole northern Nigeria to be under the control of the Fulani, I am sure there will be a lot of crisis and a lot of conflict, internal dynamics and internal differences will not even allow that to happen. Now, in spite of all this, if you have the knowledge and understanding of this, you go by the code of conduct, if you also don't speak the Fulfulde language, they have no respect and no value for you. These are things that people don't understand.Talking about now, a Fulani agenda, trying to create... No. And when it comes to the issue of suppression, exploitation, high level of injustice, I think the level of injustice committed against the Fulani in Nigeria could not be compared with injustice committed against any other ethnic group in Nigeria. These are people that I don't want to use the word docile, but are people that don't voice out. They are people that actually have this idea of not forgiving, and also not forgetting. You commit a crime, you cheat a Fulani man, for instance, today, if he sees you after 10-20 years, he will remember. And he will also wait for a chance and a better opportunity to retaliate. So now, we are simply paying the price of social injustice, exploitation, extortion that we've committed against these people over time, and it has manifested. And that is why when they decided to form up a union in 2011, you find a large number of Fulani people with long historical and deep-rooted grievances populating the gang. Virtually the first generation of the bandits, for instance, have that feeling.And you see if I am given the opportunity today….Tobi; Yeah.Dr. Rufai; To address the problem of rural banditry as the president of this country... I think the easiest way to address the issue is local government autonomy, no more, no less. If you give local government autonomy today, you have no problem with the rural areas. Rural communities will actually hold their local government Chairmen accountable, their are counselors accountable. And when there was local government autonomy in the past, for instance, we've seen the level of infrastructural development taking place in the rural areas. Because every area, every ward, every community has a representative in the local governance. And for instance, you cannot be relating with the local authorities, with the local government chairman without complaining and we've seen the level of projects executed by these local government chairmen in the rural areas. And some of these projects we're talking about are still there in the rural areas. But the major bottleneck is governance will certainly not allow that to happen unless and until they are overpowered, or else they will not allow local government autonomy. They will not because they are the ones controlling the resources. All local government resources go to the state governments. And when you go to the local government areas to the rural areas, you find virtually nothing. So now, if you have this idea of local governance, they are given their autonomy, they get their subvention directly from [the] Federal [Governement], monthly, for instance, you don't even need to hold these local government Chairmen accountable over what is happening in rural areas, the local communities will be the one putting pressure on them to work. And you set in also the idea of high level of competition among the local government chairmen, everyone will be competing. And whenever and wherever there is a rural or a local violence, rural conflict coming up, you hold the local government chairman accountable. So I think, in my opinion, the answer to some of these problems revolves around local government.James; I think, and I would agree with everything you said there, and I think, unfortunately, not to be too pessimistic but that's one reason I don't see this situation dramatically improving anytime soon. Because all of these issues, you know, I'm not an expert in Nigerian governance, but looking at like the security sector, for example, which is a scenario maybe I'm a bit more familiar with. We got a question when we gave our presentation at the University of Lagos yesterday, and one of the questions I got was about state police, people are always fighting about state police. And as I was talking to the person who asked the question after the presentation; I was like, Look, I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other about state police versus Federal Police. All I can say is that there's not going to be some law that just creates state police tomorrow, like, that's not going to happen. Because it all ties into larger questions of the federal structure. You can't just have, you know, a reform of the police into the state police level in a vacuum. Everything is about this larger question of the structure of the federal government, which also gets into this question of oil rents, and you know, how the government funds itself. And so you're not going to be able to pick at these little issues so much and say, Okay, we'll do a bit, we'll restructure the police to the state police, we'll give local government autonomy because all of it ties into this bigger question about the structure of the Nigerian state. And I don't have like a vision for, oh, here's how you should reconstruct Nigeria to improve all these issues. But it's simply an observation that many of these reforms or these kinds of challenges that people have identified that I think are already very much in the public consciousness about, you know, people are demanding local government autonomy, state police, all that stuff...there's a reason that hasn't happened yet. And it's because there are significant structural political impediments to that happening. And so I think that if you know, if the problem really is that, okay, it's the structure of the federal police force, that that's one of the major challenges, then that's not something that's going to be solved overnight.Tobi; One thing that came to my mind now is the issue of power generation. National Assembly just passed a law that would actually require the ratification of two-thirds of the states... good luck with that happening...that then allows state governments to generate their own power. So we've all been locked into this dysfunctional structure. So like you, James, I'm not super optimistic. But one thing I want to push you guys on... your work is gaining a lot of exposure and I'm sure a lot more international exposure is still ahead. Hopefully, there'll be a book. So, now, one thing that regularly comes up is....there was a time the President even wrote an op-ed, on the Financial Times asking for international aid, and security, securing weapons, lifting some of the restrictions, and all that. My point is, how should the international community engage on this banditry issue? Because we just talked about how the security forces sometimes are not the appropriate force level contact for some of these problems. There have been issues of extrajudicial killings even by the security forces, there's the huge issue of excessive force, even in bombings, air raids, you know, collateral damage, and all that. And the same government that controls the security forces then goes to the international community, whether it's the EU, or China, or the United States for aid and assistance in tackling insecurity. But, given the complexity of this issue, how should the international community engage on this [issue]?James; It's really tough. The international community, I think, when we say that what you really mean is like Western governments...Tobi; Absolutely...James; China, depending on what the context is...Tobi; Yeah. There's a Western alliance.James; Yeah, exactly. The Western alliance. I think these conflicts are so complex, deep-rooted in these kinds of systemic issues in Nigeria. And frankly, we just don't have a great track record, you know, speaking as an Oyinbo man, we don't have a great track record of intervening in complex conflict situations like this. I think that one thing that I was very wary of... this is something that we kind of touched on a bit at the end of our study on jihadisation is that, you know, for now, the bandits have a much more parochial local agenda than the jihadists.Dr. Rufai; Yeah.James; This Ansaru, one of the things that was really interesting interviewing with people who had heard Ansaru preach in their villages, in these villages Birnin Gwari, they would say: yeah, Ansaru, they're always complaining about America. They're always saying: your fight is not with Nigeria, your fight is not with this, your fight is with America. They're the great Satan, they're hurting us. And these people they think, 'huh?' you know, that doesn't really resonate with them. They think 'no, no, my complaint is with the local governments and you know, the fact that I don't have roads and school and stuff,' they're not thinking in terms of this big ideological struggle. And I think it's the same for the bandits, you know.I was able to interview several bandits who... they see me, a foreigner, a Christian man, they're just oh, they're very interested. They want to learn, oh, what's the, you know... they're even asking what's Bature land, like, you know, are there different tribes of Bature? Very curious, they did not have these strong preconceived notions about the West and whether or not it's a friend or an enemy. It was very remote to them, you know. And so I think that if you had the kind of Western powers coming in and taking a more visible role in, for example, security assistance or something, then in some ways you'd be giving propaganda to the jihadist right, you know. And I'm not saying anyone's suggesting this now. But since your question was okay, the Nigerian military is not handling the situation sufficiently, what can the international community do? I do not think that the answer is to kind of take on a more forceful role, right? If you had these, like Reaper drones flying over northwestern Nigeria, these bandits, you know, their fight is a local fight. But all of a sudden, they're getting pursued by US military hardware, they go what's happening? And then that's the moment that Ansaru can say, ah, we told you, you see? Your real enemy is America. Dr. Rufai; Yeah. James; You weren't bothering anyone but these Americans, they're ideologically hell-bent on killing Muslims. And so that's why you have to join us. So I think this is a very long way... I'm not giving you a satisfactory answer, I'm just saying what I think we shouldn't do. But I think that it's important to stress that level of caution that whatever approach, the ''international community'' takes, I think it needs to be very careful, very clear to let Nigerians lead on this, to not be taking a too visible role in some ways, especially on the security front. And I think that's a challenge, right? Because as you know, it's a dilemma in some ways, because the Nigerian security forces have not shown the capacity to handle this. But I think that very often, you know, the medicine can be worse than the disease. And so I think that that's kind of my word of caution. But I'll let Dr. Rufai...Tobi; I get you and I'll get to Dr. [Rufai] in a minute, so my question is actually a lot more subtle than that. Of course, everything you say is true. If you have drones flying over the Northwest, this will certainly make it worse but what I'm asking is [that] there is some engagement going on, either it is funding or it is selling military hardware to the Nigerian government, that probably makes this worse? Maybe not directly, from the Western alliance…But, what I'm saying is, how should the engagement change if it's going to, to be a bit more progressive? Even if it is to fund more local researchers to better understand the problem? Right? I mean, to say the obvious, at least for me, in this particular case, it took an Oyinbo man, like you said, to be aware of his work. James; Yeah, it's true. It's one of the challenges.Tobi; Which is not supposed to be so. Right? So I'll go back to that point, how exactly should engagement be, even at [the] diplomatic level? Not just force? How do we better make the incentive and issues clear? Dr, you can weigh in?Dr. Rufai; You see, in my own opinion, rather than going too much international, looking at the Western world... I think, to address this issue properly and adequately, the Nigerien government [Niger Republic] has a better, clearer, and deeper understanding of Northwest's problem, unfortunately, than even the Nigerian state.Because when these conflicts actually started, it was more or less a cross-border issue between Nigeria and Niger. And what the Nigerien Government fantastically did during that period, is to profile all the bandits along the border. Both on the Nigerian side, and also on the Nigerian side. Not just an ordinary profiling, but rather to have the names, the locations, and also the family background of each and every potential bandit. And of course, they succeeded in drawing a map of their locations, and also their relationships. And when that was also going on, for instance, every local head... I mean, either the village head, or a district head, or an emir in Niger, for instance, in that particular part of the world, they have the names of these people. And these people or these bandits, for instance, were declared wanted. And we've seen, of course, going by my interviews, and also fieldwork in some part of Niger, where whenever a bandit comes in, they alert the authorities. And that was how they succeeded in picking [a] larger number of them that are in Niger. On the Nigerian side, when the Northwestern governors, for instance, feel there is need for collaboration with their counterparts in Niger. Of course, they had series of meetings with the governors of Northwest - Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, and the rest. But their unfortunate conclusion is that we are not serious people, these governors are not in any way committed to ending banditry anytime soon. Because there were, of course, some series of joint operations, but at the end of the day, the Nigerien side that were committed, and also ready to end the problem, were rather given out to the bandits.To the extent that they lost some of their officers and men in the course of fighting banditry. And they felt that is basically coming from the neglect of the Nigerian or the Northwestern authorities. And on that basis, they cease to assist, they cease to discuss issues related to insecurity in the Northwest of Nigeria. And not only that, if today, the Nigerien government decides to strengthen its border security, the movement of small arms and light weapons into the northwest, into Nigeria, will certainly reduce and reduce drastically. But since they feel we are not serious people, we are not committed to end[ing] the problem, or the security challenges, for instance, they let it go and they loosely operate along the border. And we've seen cases and instances where people were saying that, okay, there are cases of people moving into the country with arms and ammunition across the border, but Nigerien border officials, for instance, will decide to even close their eyes and feel nothing is happening. And some of these arms and ammunition as long as they aren't going to be used in Niger, they let it move into the northern part [of Nigeria]. So instead of looking for assistance, financial, funding, selling [buying] of military hardware from the Western world, the problem still remains local. I said it's local because you cannot differentiate [between] the people who live in Daura, the President's hometown for instance, and the people who live in Kwangalam, which is in Niger Republic. It is a stone's throw. They are the same father... people from the same father and the same mother, they are people of the same family. And now, there could be other forms of engagement at the local level without necessarily engaging or even involving the state government, not to talk about the federal government. So if you strengthen this old relationship between these border communities, it is enough, for instance, for you to address the issue. And the unfortunate scenario, the unfortunate happening and now is that you see two-three kilometres... for instance, if you take Illela, you can trek from Illela which is in Nigeria in Sokoto State to Kwani, which is just three-four kilometres to Kwani. And you see absolute peace, absolute security, absolute harmony in Kwani, and a high level of insecurity in Illela. And what the larger number of the people in Illela do now is when it is 6 'o' clock, they trek down to the other side of the border...To sleep!To some extent not even sleep in houses, in villages... they sleep in an open space along the border. Wake up in the following morning and move to Nigeria for their daily business and economic activities. So one begins to wonder what is actually happening?Not only in Illela, you go to Kwangalam, you find the same thing. You go to the Medujia, you find the same thing. You go to Jibia, you find the same thing. You ask the question, what is actually happening? And today, some of these border communities have more confidence, trust, pride in the Nigerien security than the Nigerian security. And in an event of [an] attack, they'd rather call the Zandarma, for instance, in Niger to call other security operatives along the border in Niger than to call Nigerian security operatives. So the trust, confidence, is not there at all. So if now we can strengthen international relations within these border areas, look at issues around ECOWAS protocol, for instance, free movement and all that, strengthen that aspect. I think it is something that will go a long way in addressing some of these challenges.Rather than seeking for funds, military hardware, support, from the international communities. And no right-thinking nation in the Western world will engage itself or involve itself in the mess that is happening in Nigeria because it is a local problem.It is a local problem. You get the point. And probably the only thing I think they will do in cases like that is to provide, probably, the necessary advice, the necessary military training, and all that. If not, nobody will just come directly and get themselves into that. And not only that, the major people, people having a very serious threat on this are basically the Chinese. As we speak, there are a large number of Chinese nationalities that were abducted by these bandits. Though some people say bandit and I argue, I said, no, not bandit, rather, Boko Haram, Ansaru, and the rest of them.Because they are people that relate directly with the rural communities. And because of that relationship, they are vulnerable to abduction. And unfortunately, if you interact with some of these Chinese nationalities, the information and the news you will get from them is frightening. It's frightening because we've seen instances and situations where the security guards that are supposed to provide security to these people were the same people collaborating, serving as informants, serving as spy agents to some of these bandits, and also to some of these Boko Haram members.Meaning they facilitate the abduction of these nationalities. And at the end of the day, they will get their own share of the loots. So, there are lots of ugly stories taking place in the country, at times is even better you don't know than you know because you know you won't even say. Because the situation is completely hopeless.James; I think that last point... the penultimate point about strengthening cooperation with Nigeria and Niger. I think that's a great comment, in part because, also, it's not something that the international community, you know, the Western powers needs to do. The mechanisms for that exist, right? Tobi; Yeah.James; You have ECOWAS, you already have all these bilateral forums and stuff between them. So it's just there needs to be the political will on both sides to actually work together on this. This isn't something that you need to turn to Washington or Brussels or London for. These mechanisms for Regional Cooperation already exist, it's just a question of whether there's the political will to use them to actually channel effort towards addressing these issues.Tobi; So I mean, your jobs might be hard, because sometimes the numbers that you deal with, and analyse, are actual human lives. And I know we've been analytical and impersonal so far. These are serious issues with real lives at stake.People are dying, 1000s, every month now, in Nigeria. So on that sombre note, I think we can close the podcast with this last lighthearted question. What's the one idea - it's a bit of a tradition on the show.... what's the one idea that inspires you, that you would like to see spread? That you'd like to see people everywhere believe, adopt, or just be fascinated by? And it could be anything. So what keeps you guys going...what keeps you guys slogging through this?James; Caffeine keeps me going. [laughs]It can be hard to be optimistic sometimes. But I think seeing... I don't know, maybe it's a bit banal, but seeing the energy that many of my Nigerian colleagues have for actually trying to address this issue, I think that helps me avoid fatalism, maybe. I think even Dr. Rufai, you know, we're sharing accommodation here in Unilag, he was up several hours later than I was last night and he was up before me. And so I think sometimes if I get fatalistic or tired, I remember that there are a lot of good people (not just Dr. Rufai that, you know, I got the benefit of working with a number of colleagues in Abuja, Kaduna, people up in Gusau) who genuinely believe that there are solutions to this that they need to be pushing for. For them, the stakes are much higher than they are for me, I have to be honest about that, you know. And so I think that seeing the enthusiasm, the energy, that people bring to this…it acts as a check on my kind of instinct towards pessimism and fatalism. Yeah, I think that's important.Dr. Rufai; I think for me, all I want to see is peace. Harmony. Inter-community relations and inter-community collaboration that actually used to happen in the past. Where we have a free rural world. People operate freely, relate freely, and that love for one another is there.But the unfortunate story is that today, no trust, no freedom, in fact, nothing works actually in the rural areas. And you interact with the rural communities (more), especially in Zamfara, where I know and where I conducted a larger part of my research. Some of these people will tell you [that] they don't need anything from the state government. All they want at the moment is nothing other than peace. A peace that will actually give them an opportunity to continue with their social, economic, and political way of life. They have their own definition of comfort. If it actually rains, cat and dog every year, they consider themselves as the most prosperous people.Because it is from that rain, the grains they produce, [the] different types of crops they harvest, for instance, that they run their daily and yearly life. An ordinary farmer in Zamfara, in Katsina, in some parts of Sokoto is not in any way poor (going by our own definition of poverty, poverty line, and also someone to be poor). Why, because they have their own way, local and the rural way of life... they harvest, they rear their animals, and you see them every year, paying money, millions to go on pilgrimage, Hajj, without intervention from the state, without a penny from anybody. And of course, from the foodstuff, they sustain their life. And they will tell you, if at all there is anything they need from the state, it is the infrastructure and facilities, particularly the roads. Access roads, where they will access the markets, no more, no less. They don't need electricity, for instance, they will tell you that 'take away your education,' they don't bother about that as long as they have operational Islamiyya schools, for instance. They will tell you that 'take away even your justice system,' as long as their traditional village heads are strong, alive, and active to [sic] their responsibilities. They believe in them, and they are capable of providing them with absolute justice. So all this beauty in the rural areas are [sic], today, no more. And what do we see in the rural areas today? A high level, an increasing number of internally displaced persons. People that were millionaires, I mean, millionaires in the actual sense of the war, before banditry, today, are beggars.Today, lives from hand to mouth. They have become so much degraded, wallowing in absolute and abject poverty as a result of these rural conflicts. And what do we see in the rural areas today, we see a large army of internally displaced persons, as I said, child prostitution, and we've seen marriage and the respected women that lost their beloved ones, their husbands, their relatives, their breadwinners, turning into prostitutes, just for them to survive. And the unfortunate story is that nobody cares, nobody reports and nobody tends to know that some of these things are happening. You will understand this better if you go to some of these rural areas.They are poor, not because they are naturally been poor, but because they were denied access to their farmlands by the bandits. And their own definition of life is land. Life begins and ends with land. If they have access to land, I mean farmland, for instance, they have access to a decent living and also to a life that could be compared with any other life in the urban centers. They don't need your water supply. They don't need your electricity. They don't need anything that one could think of within the context of a comfortable life in the urban center. Their rural setting, they are comfortable with it, because you'll see some of them spending five, six years without coming to the state capital. You ask them 'you've never been to Gusau,' for instance, which is your State Capital, he will tell you 'what will I do in Gusau? If at all, you see me in Gusau or any of the urban centers, probably I'm going to the airport, flying out to Mecca.'And look at it, these people will also tell you that the best people you can easily manage, govern and administer with ease are Nigerians and also the rural dwellers. You live a comfortable life, you steal their money, you engage yourself in corruption; they never bother. All they want is peace. If you give them peace, continue with your life. Because their belief is that in the Hereafter you will account for your deed. And that is where the problem lies. So in my opinion, I want to see life going back to normal, the way it used to be in the past - a prosperous and happy, rural areas. Thank you very much.Tobi; Thank you very much, Dr. RUfai. Thank you, James. It's really fantastic talking to both of you. And hopefully, when next we speak about this, things would have improved, hopefully. Thank you both so much. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.ideasuntrapped.com/subscribe

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Chad the Podcast
Scraps with Terry Mynott

Chad the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 40:32


Chad and infamous British comedian/impressionist/pitch-man/gadabout and all-around nice guy Terry Mynott talk about politics, movies, bits and bobs just for you to give you something to do today. You're welcome! Find all the Terry Mynott you crave here: https://www.celebvm.com/p/terrymynott and here: https://www.cameo.com/terrymynott and here: https://www.instagram.com/tmynott/?hl=en Follow along for more Chadventures: https://linktr.ee/ChadtheBirdBrought to you by Jeppson's Mälort: Aiding in Social Distancing since the 1930's The Patreon is LIVE and we need money. Featuring “Promises” by the Barrerracudas, a little ♪ Bread (Prod. by Lukrembo) Link : https://youtu.be/6eWIffP2M3Y and a snippy of “SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR” by Jason Shaw http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jas... Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW, BLACK LIVES MATTER, VAX, BOOST and WEAR A MASK!

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - Will James Harden bounce back? Tyrese Maxey's value, Lakers hire Darvin Ham plus NBA Finals talk with Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 39:13


Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation and the NBA Front Office Show joins Jas to discuss James Harden's future, Tyrese Maxey's value, the Sixers' No. 1 need this offseason, Darvin Ham being named the new Lakers head coach, Russell Westbrook's fit in LA and the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rookery End (Watford FC)

The season may be over, but FTRE isn't going anywhere! One of the big stories of recent weeks has been the appointment of new Head Coach Rob Edwards, and we were recently lucky enough to spend some time with him at Vicarage Road. In this very special podcast, you'll get to hear exactly what he said. Mike, Jon and Jas chat to the new man about a host of topics including learning from Graham Taylor and Kenny Jackett, what his friends thought when he took the precarious job at WD18, his style of play and hopes and expectations for the new season.Rob (as you'll hear him insist we call him!) is open and honest and we think the chat will make for a great listen. It's a new era at Vicarage Road; this is your opportunity to hear directly form the man charged with making it a successful one. Welcome to Watford, Rob. Come on you ‘Orns! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - Will the Sixers bring back Danny Green & Shake Milton? Plus, some Quin Snyder/Doc Rivers talk, Donovan Mitchell and Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With Jackson Frank

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 38:59


In this episode, Jackson Frank joins Jas to discuss if bringing back Danny Green and Shake Milton makes sense for the Sixers. Plus, the pair get into: *Why Daryl Morey is sticking with Doc Rivers over Quin Snyer *Should the Sixers check up on the availability of Donovan Mitchell? *Is Tyrese Maxey untouchable in a trade? *Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Warriors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans
Sixers Daily with Jas Kang - Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton on Joel Embiid's window in Philly, Doc Rivers sticking around, plus some Eagles talk after a busy offseason

Liberty Ballers: for Philadelphia 76ers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 40:14


In this episode, Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation joins Jas to discuss the Sixers' offseason so far, including Joel Embiid's window to win a championship in Philly, why Doc Rivers is sticking around, plus would the Sixers be willing to part with Tyrese Maxey for Donovan Mitchell? Then, they get into some Eagles talk, including: *Grading the Eagles' offseason *Expectations with A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith as the lead-receivers *What is the team's ceiling with Jalen Hurts as the QB? *What will be considered a successful season for the Eagles? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Opinionated Reality
Quick Hits 6/6

Opinionated Reality

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 27:33


In this episode of Opinionated Reality, E and J discuss a variety of topics. From the death of Kevin Samuels to Jas' rant on communal support. Enjoy!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Red House Baptist Church
Building Block #5: Constructive Communication

Red House Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022


Series: Building Blocks of a Godly Home Building Block #5: Constructive Communication Psalm 19:14 To Constructively Communicate: 1. You must speak from a righteous heart. (Ps 19:14; Matt 12:34; Matt 15:18) 2. You must be swift to hear and slow to speak. (Jas 1:19-20; Prov 18:13) 3. You must know when to speak and when […]

Front Row Material with Jerry Lynn & Mikey Whipwreck

Trending in Today's Headlines: Jericho discusses the formation of the JAS, Bryan Danielson discusses home invasion story, DDP, Jake "the Snake" working with Vice TV, Cody Rhodes returning to Atlanta, MJF promo stats in the key demos, WWE brand extension and much more! @MikeFreland on Twitter

Chad the Podcast
Peanut Butter and Salmonella

Chad the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 16:36


Two great tastes that taste like 2022. If you or anyone you know is currently eating JIF peanut butter, check this link: https://www.cnet.com/health/nutrition/jif-peanut-butter-recall-learn-which-snacks-are-included-and-how-to-get-a-replacement/Recorded LIVE at the Green Mill Lounge 5/28/22Brought to you by Jeppson's Mälort: Aiding in Social Distancing since the 1930's The Patreon is LIVE and we need money. Follow along for more Chadventures: https://linktr.ee/ChadtheBirdFeaturing “Promises” by the Barrerracudas and a snippy of “SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR” by Jason Shaw http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jas... Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW, BLACK LIVES MATTER, VAX, BOOST and WEAR A MASK!

That's my JAMstack
S3E5 - Facundo Giuliani on end-user experiences, NextJS, and Storyblok

That's my JAMstack

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 28:42


Quick show notes Our Guest: Facundo Giuliani (Twitter) What he'd like for you to see: His musical Jam: The Meters Transcript Bryan Robinson 0:15 Welcome back to yet another episode of That's My Jamstack, the podcast where we ask the ever important question, what is your jam in the Jamstack? I'm your host, Bryan Robinson. And this week we had the amazing Facundo Giuliani. Facundo do is a developer relations engineer at story block, and an avid presenter and author about all things Jamstack. Bryan Robinson 0:46 All right, Facundo. Well, thank you so much for joining us on the show today. Facundo Giuliani 0:49 Thank you. Thank you very much for the invitation and the opportunity. Awesome. So Bryan Robinson 0:53 tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do for work? And what do you do for fun? Facundo Giuliani 0:57 Cool. So Well, I started working as a developer when I was 18. While I was studying at college, because I finished high school on on a school that had a career that was like programming oriented, let's say so I, I learned how to program during the high school, I started to work with all programming languages that people don't know what they are about, like Visual Basic six, or those things that are like, I mean, I talk to people that this 20 years old, and they look at me, like what are you talking about? Right. Bryan Robinson 1:38 But luckily, I at least dabbled in those super early on. So I'm with you. That's fine. Facundo Giuliani 1:43 Okay, okay. So, um, yeah, I mean, I started working with Visual Basic seats. After that, while I was studying, I was also working as a developer, it was like, almost 1414 years, probably that I worked as a developer. And during the last couple of years, after working on on different companies on different positions, but all of them mainly related to the development, like, full stack back and, and etc. I started to, to be more involved with the community started to generate content to share starting to talk to other people and and meet other people. And I really enjoyed doing doing that. I did that during my free time. During these last couple of years, like after work, I started to generate content, engage with the community, like being involved in a Ambassadors Program in in different organizations and companies. And this opening a new door for me, because I started to learn about developer relations, developer advocacy, developer experience, some terms that probably I've read in the past, but I didn't know what they were about. And, and I started to get interested on that, like I, I mean, I felt like I was enjoying more the fact of generating content, or sharing content with the community, or communicating with the community, I really like to talk to other people. And I enjoy talking. And I felt like I was enjoying more doing that, instead of doing my daily job of developer, let's say, I mean, it's not that I don't like to, to develop, but I was enjoying more generating content, sharing content with the community engaging with other people. And well, I took like this, I made a decision, I started to read about developer relations and etc. I saw this opportunity on serverless, that they were looking for a developer relations engineer, I applied for the, for the job, and I was selected. I mean, I had a portfolio because in the past, I presented some talks, or events or conferences, I had some articles that I wrote before applying for the for the job, working with different technologies, and etc. So that was my, my presentation letter, let's say, and well, I had the chance to apply and to be and to be accepted for the position, let's say. And since June, I'm working as a developer relations engineer at serverless, my first developer relations position and experience, and I'm really enjoying it. So that's a little bit about me. Bryan Robinson 4:38 Sure, yeah. So So you're a developer relations engineer at storyblocks. So you're doing all that kind of content creation, education, talking with community there. Are you still doing that in your spare time? Are you actually able to like branch out and do other things now that you don't have to do that yet to your day job? Facundo Giuliani 4:56 Well, that's a good point. Because I mean, I did it Probably, I'm doing it but just a little bit like not so much. Because the cool part about being a developer relations engineer is that I found that that it was possible to do what I wanted to do or what I was enjoying, while doing it on my on working time, right, I mean, during the day, instead of using my free time to generate the content to do that, probably use my free time to set my mind free, right? That I mean, I'm not complaining, because I really enjoy doing that. And I enjoyed that at that moment when I was doing it after work. But I felt like it was it was cool to to enter to a company and start doing this during I mean, like, my, the tasks that I'm doing in my position are related to that. So I can use my free time on that on other things. So I enjoy doing that. But yeah, I'm trying to take the free time for other projects, probably not related to to developer relations or engaging with the community. I'm probably not even related to programming developer or technology Bryan Robinson 6:15 at all. What's your favorite thing to spend time on outside of development? Facundo Giuliani 6:19 Well, I really like I mean, I was I mean spending more time outside, I moved to a house, I was living in an apartment and I have a house with a backyard. So I'm trying to spend time there or I don't know walking around the neighborhood, I live in more than a situs Argentina, in the suburbs of the city, not in the city center. And the place where I live is like a calm neighborhood with a lot of trees and etc. So like when I, when I finished my, my, my day after working, I like to go and walk around the neighborhood and etc. but also talking with friends. So there are other projects like personal project related to, to their staff playing, playing sports with friends. I'm trying to do several activities, like to get out of my house. I mean, I enjoy being on my house with Mr. Gary Burger, and etc. But I also enjoy seeing other people spending time with other people. And these last couple of years were like We spent a lot of time inside our houses. So spending time like, I don't know, keep grabbing some fresh air and talking to other people is something that I enjoy doing. And I try to do as possible. Bryan Robinson 7:33 Awesome. I think there's something that we all do a little bit more of, especially in the past couple of years. Yeah. So. So moving on to talk about the Jamstack a little bit. You have a history in kind of full stack development, back end development, what was your entry point into the Jamstack, and static sites and that sort of thing. Cool. Facundo Giuliani 7:52 So Well, in my previous job, I mean, my last job before being a developer relations engineer, I was working mostly as a back end developer, I was working with Microsoft technologies like ASP, dotnet, dotnet, core and etc. But I, I mean, I felt like I was missing the the opportunity of learning about probably newer products or different products, let's say related to the front end. And when I started to read about the static site generators, the headless CMS is that I mean, for the products that we did in my previous job, I was not able to apply these technologies on them. So I was like, not super aware of all this new approach of creating study sites. And I started to read about the Jamstack different articles, watching different talks, or Devens, at conferences, and etc. And I started to learn about that and to learn about the approach. I really enjoyed that because at a certain point, as I said, I am I mean, I'm working as a developer for since I was 18. But before that, I was creating websites at home when I was even younger, with with products that again, they don't exist anymore, like Microsoft front page, or Macromedia Dreamweaver. And what you did in the past with Microsoft from page was like creating your own website. And when I was said, I mean, when I was a teenager, or probably even younger, I really enjoyed doing that. Because at that time, internet was not what it is now, right? I mean, at the beginning of this of the 2000 years, or the or the or the end of the 90s Probably, internet was like the super new things and being able to create your own web page was like, Man, this is NASA technology, right? So I tried to create like websites related to anything related to my friends related to us. Searching a football club or related to I don't know, my different interested interest is that I had in that moment. And and what I was doing at that moment were static sites. I mean, they had movement. They have awful MIDI sounds in the background, because that was so yeah, I mean, that was like any any site at that moment, that sound. So that is terrible, I think now about that. And he's like, Man, why do you need to listen to music while we're browsing? A web page was terrible. But well, it's what we did. Yes, exactly, exactly. So I enjoyed doing that. But the thing is that they had dynamism, let's say, or movement, or etc. But they were static. So while when, when I started to read about the new approach of having studied websites, I felt like, I mean, the Navy sidebar, but we are again, doing the same that what that what I did was when I was a young teenager, or probably pretty teenager, I don't know, how is it called the the concert when you are 12 years old, or 13 years old pro. But, I mean, I started to feel to feel like excited with this concept. And I started to read about different study site generators, like neck JS Gods B, I started to read about React, probably get more involved with React, and etc. And on the other hand, all the concepts that you have avoidable to generate the content at build time, ahead of the people visiting your website, I mean, the process of generating static assets, but not manually, right, not using Microsoft front page like we did at that time. So I mean, I felt that that was super fun. Because using new technologies, you were able to do something that probably reminded me to what I used to do when I started creating web pages. So I think that that was the first step that I took to to enter to the Jamstack work, let's say, Bryan Robinson 12:07 I like that concept of like, this is kind of how we did things in the late 90s. And now we do it. We have a similar output. But it's so much easier to like it just Yes, I'm not I'm not writing and copying and pasting 15 different HTML pages. I just, it generates for me, it's an amazing feeling to kind of see that come out. Yeah, exactly. Facundo Giuliani 12:28 I'm not only that, I mean, when you are using a study site generator, when you like, start a new project with the boilerplate that they offer you, you have a site up and running, and you run just like three comments in the console, or probably less. And that's all I mean, that's awesome. For me, the web development is evolving in, like, in all directions to make the work easier for the developers and to have the products up and running as fast as possible. And that's something that for me, it's awesome. Bryan Robinson 13:01 Yeah, and let's, let's try a whole bunch of stuff and like work closely with clients and with stakeholders and all that to, like, realize what they're looking for. And then we can make it better. Like we can do something simple and then add to it and add to it and add to it. I think that's a really powerful pattern that we get to have. Facundo Giuliani 13:18 Yes, yes, I agree. I mean, a lot of technologies appear during the last year, some being able to use these technologies, but also offering a great experience to the final users or the content editors. It's something pretty, pretty cool. I mean, I see that all the pieces are, like joining to offer a good experience, not only to the developers, but also to the people that is using your product on beseeching the websites that you create, right, Bryan Robinson 13:46 exactly. Yeah. Theoretically, if we can do things easier and simpler, we can pass on a whole bunch of really positive things to those end users. Facundo Giuliani 13:55 Yes, yes, I agree. Totally agree. So. Bryan Robinson 13:58 So you're at story block now. So how are you using? I mean, sorry, block is a headless CMS. So it's a very Jamstack company, how are you using Jamstack philosophies and kind of your day to day at story block. Facundo Giuliani 14:10 So what we were we tried to offer to the, to the customers to the users is that having a headless CMS is a way of generating faster websites, using cool technologies and cool frameworks, probably, but also offering a good experience not only to the end user, but also to the content editors, the Jamstack, we see that we have a lot of products available to create static sites, or offer great experiences and having like, sites up I mean, up and running that are working great. But the thing is what happens when we need to generate the content that is going to be exposed in our static sites, right? So story block has this real time visual editor, which I think it's probably the best feature that serverless is offering. Because there is this bridge that connects the the admin panel that Starbuck offers to generate the content with the front end of your application. And well, you can use it with environments that are already deployed, like your testing environment, or staging or production. But you can also connect that to your local host. And using like the preview mode of the different static site generators, you can also offer an experience to the content editors to see how the content is going to look like before it's deployed or published. So in that case, connecting the story blog application or the server admin panel to the front end of your application using the storybook bridge, you're offering the possibility of creating an experience very similar to a page builder, but not being tied to the styles or the components or their structure that the Page Builder probably feeds or probably sets for the developers that are going to use it. So you are able to create the front end and the code and the logic that you prefer for your application connecting to a headless CMS that is allowing the users to see that page and to like, create a unexperienced very similar to editing that page on the fly, and see how the content is going to look like. So I think that we are focused on on different technologies, frameworks, and tools, probably I will I work more with Node js, and react. And what we try to do is to get advantage of the static site generation process of these frameworks to generate static assets, but also work with a preview mode of these frameworks to connect to the headless CMS and offer the content editor the possibility of exactly creating the continent scene, the content that is going to be Publish when the build process run and generate the static Bryan Robinson 17:14 assets. Exactly. And that build process sometimes can be a minute or two. And so like if you're trying to iterate on content, and you're having to save, wait for the build, preview it and then preview it live, like snap previewing more, it's just a view that can really slow you down. Oh, no, I wrote one word too long. It's gonna break onto a line at the screen sizes. Like no, just use the Preview mode, use that visual editor to make sure it's exactly what you want it to be. It's kind of it's the best of both worlds kind of solution. Right? Facundo Giuliani 17:42 Yeah, exactly. Exactly. And not only that, I mean, talking about Nigeria, in particular, the framework offers cool features like incremental static regeneration, where you don't really need to generate the the run a build process for the complete site to generate probably only one page or two, apply the changes to only one page in your website, we can discuss about if using incremental study regeneration is really Jamstack or not, because you are breaking the atomic bill and etc. But you have the possibilities there, you can use it or not take it or leave it. Bryan Robinson 18:19 I actually like that that like thought process of I might not be Jamstack anymore. But it I mean, at the core, even though you lose the atomic deploy, you're still hosting the majority of it from the CDN, it's still much the majority of it's still pre built HTML, and you're updating pieces. It's a rehydration thing, which I I would say arguably, is still plenty within the idea of the Jamstack. I think it's it's a big umbrella. We can fit everyone underneath it, I think. Facundo Giuliani 18:46 Yeah, totally. I in fact, I think that, well, probably the concept of the Jamstack was originated by JavaScript API's and markup. But the thing is, I feel like the idea is always trying to generate the more static content that we can as possible at build time. And not, I mean, not having dynamic content to be generated whenever a user visits our website, right? Why are we Why will we generate content, that will be the same for probably all the users that will visit our web application or a lot of them, if we can do that ahead of time, and offering a better and faster experience to the user right there. Exactly. Bryan Robinson 19:27 And then just augmenting, augmenting is always the best way to go adding little bits of extras for for when you have the ability to do it. And it matters like what what, what pieces of content actually have to be dynamic. And let's make sure those are dynamic and keep everything else quick and secure, you know, as static as possible. Exactly. So we've talked about story block we've talked about next. Jas, we've talked a little bit about incremental static regeneration and whether or not that's Jamstack or not, what would you say is kind of your jam in the Jamstack? What's your fate? Have a product maybe story block or or framework or philosophy, what makes you love the Jamstack. So? Facundo Giuliani 20:06 Well before joining storybook, I was a user of a storybook, I've used terbuka and other headless CMS. So I mean, probably I'm biased on my feature now is like, but I really think that cerebral is a great product to generate content, probably. I mean, we as developers are used to work with things that are not super how to say that friendly for the users, or were used to work with code and etc. But having the possibility of giving the people that there is not super full into the technology, the possibility of creating the content and and exposing the content that they want to share. I think it's very, very cool. And having a visual editor to do that. I think he's pretty cool, too. So I think that sort of look is very, very good. I'm kind of like, I use NET Jas a lot. And I feel like when the the new versions that they released, I mean, version after version, I see that they create really cool things. So I will say that I really enjoy using Node js with with Node js 12. And all the announcement that they did was like, the possibilities that are appearing with these new features. And with these new products is really, really cool. I mean, enjoying, like the edge functions or the support for React 18 with the React server components, different features, like I think that are opening new doors or new windows for other possibilities to, again, what I think I mean, what I think it's important from the Jamstack, that is offering not only a good developer experience, which they are with the product, but also offering a great experience to the final user. So if I can offer a website that is working faster and better for the final user, I'm getting the advantages. So I will take it. Bryan Robinson 22:08 And the great thing on like next and again, like the the big surge of next Jas, in the past year and a half, two years. They're bringing so many new things to table. I mean, next next 12 is great. But we've talked about ISR, like that was pioneered in next and like all these different patterns that are coming out, are coming from the next open source team, the Vercel. Team, the community all around that. I think it's it's moving the ecosystem at a much faster pace than it did previously. I love to see that. Facundo Giuliani 22:40 Yeah, I agree. I totally agree. I mean, the the opportunities that are appearing, and yes, as you said, like an starting point, or a pioneer point of saying, hey, why don't we take a look at this possibility and discussing it and offering that to the developers. Bryan Robinson 23:00 I think it's also interesting, you know, we talked about ISR, maybe not being Jamstack. And I think the cool thing with next is the next doesn't care. Like they they look at it, and they say, Well, you can be completely Jamstack and just use, you know, static props and all that good stuff and render HTML and and send that down for the CDN. But you can use these other things, too. And whether or not that's Jamstack. It's still a nice website. And it's still like meeting all the user needs. So let's not even talk about it. Let's just have these features built in. Facundo Giuliani 23:30 Yeah, that's true. That's, I mean, I love the Jamstack. I like the approach. I enjoyed using it. Sometimes we have to think what's better for the users and for the developers, and probably not stick to too much to the theory like, Oh, I'm moving from the Jamstack. Like, what I was going to say millimeter but if the United State people is listening to me, they probably won't get what measure unit I'm using. But what I mean is that barely moving from the borders of the Jamstack, or the bounds of the Jamstack is not that bad. I mean, the final idea or the final goal is to offer a great experience not only to the final user, but also to the developer. So you have to think about that Bryan Robinson 24:15 make a good app or a good website with the best developer experience possible. Facundo Giuliani 24:20 Exactly. Bryan Robinson 24:21 All right. Well, let's let's do a kind of a hard pivot here and ask maybe the toughest question on the show, which is what's your actual jam right now? What what are you listening to what musician or album is really getting you going right now? Facundo Giuliani 24:33 I mean, I really enjoy listening to music. I'm listening to music all the time. Like, what I found out lately was that if I listen to music that they have like a singer and they are singing a lyric. I can't focus on the work that I'm doing. I don't know if that happened to me in the last time or not. I really don't understand because I really enjoy listening to music and I Listen, a lot of music of different genres, so of different types and etc. So while I was working or probably probably because with this developer relations engineer position, I need to focus more on writing, or I don't know speaking or generating content, I'm probably not doing some automatic thing, things, let's say, I need to focus more on the work and not not too much on the on the lyrics that I'm listening to. So what I what I was listening this last time was probably more like Lo Fi setlist in the background, I live Lo Fi music, and I enjoy listening to that while I'm working. But I also was listening to the meters, which is a band from I don't know, if they are from New Orleans, I really don't remember. But they did in the in the 70s. Music like it was it is funk music, but without singing, or at least, not all of the of the songs have had lyrics. I mean, the most of them are music only. And I enjoy that because they have this groove and this kind of music that I really like. And with the headphones with the, with the boost of the bass there is like it's a good experience while working. So I'm really enjoying that. Bryan Robinson 26:22 Awesome. Yeah, I totally like Lo Fi is definitely something that I usually have on in the background while I'm doing some writing or working through a hard code problem. So I get that. And I hadn't heard the beaters, which is surprising. So I'm going to check them out. And I could I could use some fun in my ears as well. Yeah, sure, sure. All right. So anything that you're doing that you would like to promote out to the Jamstack community as a whole, Unknown Speaker 26:45 no, I encourage the people to if they didn't try the Jamstack to take this step and to see I mean, probably it's a good experience. And it's very fun. I enjoy doing that. So I recommend that. But if if any person wants to talk about the Jamstack, front end development or anything, they will find me on Twitter, I'm while I'm FacundoGiuliani, my my Twitter handle is @facundozurdo. With so you can talk to me and we can discuss about the topic that you prefer. I am constantly like presenting talks at events or conferences. Well, I mean, all of them virtual now but but I will I have the hope that I will be in person in in in person, probably local meetup or conference soon. So we can probably meet in person in any country, some with with the people. But yeah, I mean, if you go to Twitter, and you talk to me, you will see I have my personal website where I announced the the events where I will be part of and I will be speaking Bryan Robinson 27:53 amazing. All right, cool. Well, thank you so much for being on the show with us today. I hope you keep doing amazing things at storyblocks and beyond. Facundo Giuliani 27:59 Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you for the invitation again. Bryan Robinson 28:03 We'll see you around. Thanks again to our guest and thanks to everyone out there listening to each new episode. If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to leave a review, rating, Star heart favorite, whatever it is, and your podcast app of choice. Until next time, keep doing amazing things on the web. And remember, keep things jammy Transcribed by https://otter.ai Intro/outtro music by bensound.com Support That's my JAMstack by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/thats-my-jamstack