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Wake Up with Randy Corporon
Wake Up With Randy Corporon 8-13-22 Hr1

Wake Up with Randy Corporon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 48:29


Randy is all over the FBI invasion of Mar-a-Lago with the warrant and the law in hand.  The Democrats can't be this stupid.  Only God could be directing their self-destruction.  We have our roles in stopping the tyranny but, in the end, we are just along for the ride.  The Great Awakening is underway.  The fuse is lit for the MAGA sweep in 2022 and Trump's 2nd term in 2024.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Romans 2:1-11: God's Righteous Judgment

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 55:57


Rev. Neil Wehmas, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, IA, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Romans 2:1-11. Only God has the right to judge. This doesn't mean that Christians can't, in love, call out sin in themselves, fellow Christians, or the world. But the Christian who judges others out of haughty pride condemns himself when he ignores his own sinfulness. Instead, we must cling to Christ in full knowledge that the Day of God's wrath is coming. When will that be? Only God knows, but St. Paul warns his readers, and us, against presuming that God's kindness and patience toward us means he doesn't take unrighteousness seriously. Instead, God will judge us according to the works which flow from our faith.

Jesus In the Morning
Inside of The Head

Jesus In the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 179:00


Humans never know all that is going on inside of the mind of others. Only God knows the very intent of the mind of man. Ever seen people treating you one way but thinking about you another way. Cheaters do it all the time they are professionals at it. Cheats on their spouse and act as if they love them through death. Many times enemies act as if they are down with you and first chance they get they stab you in the back, neck, heart, also all over. Some say throw you under the bus.

Observe the Word: Pentateuch with Michael Brent
Isaiah 43:22-44:23 Forgiveness of Sins

Observe the Word: Pentateuch with Michael Brent

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 45:29


In Isaiah 43:22-44:23, we address the second half of our second major section in the Book of the Servant - the Redemption of Israel. The people of God need spiritual redemption from their own sin nature. Only God can meet our deepest needs. Pagan idol-gods, both ancient and modern, are empty fictions of our own design.

Western Baul Podcast Series
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Regina Sara Ryan)

Western Baul Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 58:12


Many of us feel that we want to stop the world and get off given the suffering that we see all around. But without conflict and adversity, how would we have the opportunity to practice compassion? And where would we go if we got off? There is the implication that there is a place to go away from “what is.” It's useful to look at our escape fantasies. While resistance is sometimes demonized on the path, it is a normal part of life. What is the world that we want to stop? We are in and out of worlds of our own creation all day long. The question on the spiritual path is about stopping the world-making mind. Our worlds can be about overwhelm, “never enough,” taking things personally, giving our power away, being a victim, or renewal and new beginnings. We want to get off the world in times of great suffering. There is no way to avoid making our worlds. Responsibility comes into play when we see how we are creating them. It can be useful to stop, step away and take a whole new perspective on our worlds. Sometimes getting off is what we need to be with the unknown. Some types of shock (falling in love, the death of a loved one) can stop the world and be used either for or against growth. We can stop the world with breath, putting attention on the sensations of the body in the present, or saying the name of God. As soon as we notice a hook, we have identified with a self and a world we're creating. Since this is the world we are in, we can choose to be here. Self-absorption is never the source of real happiness. Why have we come to earth? To love, serve, and remember. Regina is the editor of Hohm Press, a workshop leader, retreat guide, and author of The Woman Awake, Igniting the Inner Life, Praying Dangerously, Only God and other books.

CTK Anacortes
Stay in the Growth Story

CTK Anacortes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 31:30


In our 'Spiritual Greenhouse' message several weeks ago, we were challenged to see the story of David as a story of growth, which allows us to see our story as one of growth. Only God can grow us by His Spirit and we can participate. Today we explore 6 ways we can participate in God's growth of our lives.

Sojourn Bible Church
Daniel 6:1-28

Sojourn Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 31:17


Daniel 6:1-28 Reading: Daniel 6:1-11 Introduction A new empire (5:30-31) with Daniel near the top again (6:1-3) the others set a trap (6:4-9) Only God can save Daniel continues to pray (6:10) [towards Jerusalem (cf. 1 Kings 8:27,30)] the trap falls (6:11-13) the king cannot save (6:14-17) God is able to save (6:18-24) God rules now and always (6:25-28) Conclusion

IRTWBEY365
Ria Reads Isaiah 45-48

IRTWBEY365

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 18:11


Day 217 Isaiah 45 to 48 In chapter 45 Isaiah prophesies the coming of the Persian king Cyrus, that God will use. And the rest of the chapter declares the sovereignty and supremacy of the God of Israel as the One and Only God. Chapter 46 speaks of the foolishness of following idols, which cannot save and chapter 47 predicts the downfall of Babylon for trusting in her own wisdom. The section of reading concludes in chapter 48 showing God's love and redemption for Israel despite their disobedience. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irtwbey365/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/irtwbey365/support

Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Daily Radio Bible - August 3rd, 22

Daily Radio Bible Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 25:27


Follow our other podcasts at http://www.dailyradiobible.com Partner with us to produce these podcasts by donating HERE. We are reading through he New Living Translation.  Follow Today's reading : 2 Kings 22; 2 Chronicles 34 and John 6 Hidden in Plain Sight Today's readings are II Kings 22, II Chronicles 34 and John 6.  We are reading from the New Living Translation. For generations the Word of God was lost to God's people in the ruins - hidden in plain sight.  It was lost right where you would expect to find it - right in the temple.  But no one was listening or looking. King Josiah would eventually find it. In our reading in John today we see that once again the Living Word is right where you would expect to find Him, there among his people.  And yet he seems to be hidden from them, right in plain sight.  They still don't see Him. Only God, reveals God.  They had just been watching these amazing miracles - the feeding of multitudes.  And these, right on the heels of a host of other miracles.  These miraculous events were all pointing to the fact that God was with them - the Living Word, in the flesh.  And yet they still didn't see or believe Him. The Living Word can be lost in the midst of our ruins - the ruins of our past, our sinful, self-indulgent lives.  The Living Word can get lost, even among God's people.  We can lose sight of Him, right in plain sight. Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don't be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.” (Jn 6:26-27 NLT) In effect He is saying, you're only focussing on the things  that are about you.  If you take your eyes off of you for a moment, you might be able to see who it is that is standing before you, the One that can satisfy you, the one that is THE Bread of Life.  Your mind is fixed on those loaves that will fill your belly. But I am right here! -the One that will truly fill your life - I am the Bread of Life that comes down from Heaven.  If you take your eyes off of you and stop trusting and relying only on yourself, and look to me, you will find what you're looking for. Some people are lost and not finding what they're looking for. But Peter, when he first saw the miracle in his boat - all those fish after a long night of catching nothing - fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (Lk 5:8 NIV)  And we see Josiah, when he finds the Living Word, he tears his clothes and cries out to God for mercy. (II Kings 22:11) How about you? Are you seeing the Word of God that is right before you, no longer hidden in plain sight?  Are you seeing the God who provides for you, that is merciful towards you, who has come down from Heaven to satisfy you with his Bread?   May you see the Bread that has been hidden in plain sight.  Take, eat and be satisfied.

Outside the Garden
Episode 81: Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Outside the Garden

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 30:24


It's easy to look at the world around us and wonder why good things happen to “bad” people when so many “good” people are suffering. In this episode, Dot and Cara wrestle with a question they received from a listener about this topic. They explain that it's perfectly normal to ask why God allows bad things to happen to people we love, and they remind listeners that even when we can't understand God's ways, we can know His heart. Episode RecapStart by writing down Job 40:1-8 (0:13)In this episode we'll be discussing a listener question: Why do good things happen to bad people and bad things to good people? (1:12)It's normal to question why God allows bad things to happen to people we love (6:37)God's design was not for us to suffer, but we live in a broken world (10:17)God's ways are not our ways, but we can know His heart (12:04)David struggled with these same questions until he encountered God (18:05)Only God can judge people's hearts (21:32)It's not about whether we're good or bad, it's about whether we've accepted Jesus (27:55) Resources:The Breathe Retreat is a retreat in every sense of the word, intentionally designed to allow you space to breathe in your Heavenly Father's love! Registration for the 2023 Breathe Retreat opens early October 2022. Learn more here. Send us an email to let us know what you're learning - hello@dotbowen.com Find Dot Bowen on Instagram and Facebook

2 Cities Church Podcast
John: Only eternal glory is worth dying for./Jeff Struecker

2 Cities Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 31:30 Very Popular


Big Idea: Only eternal glory is worth dying for. John 17:1-5 Only eternal glory is worth dying for. 1. God always acts for his own glory. John 17:1 Jesus spoke these things, looked up to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2. Only God's glory is eternal. John 17: 2-3 …since you gave him authority over all people, so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him. This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and the one you have sent—Jesus Christ. 3. Courage to conquer. John 17: 4-5 I have glorified you on the earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me in your presence with that glory I had with you before the world existed. Next Steps: I have been living for my own glory. Today, I exchange my glory for Jesus's glory for the first time. I renounce my glory and live for Jesus's glory only this week.

परमेश्वर के साथ एक क्षण - A moment with God's Podcast-
Glorify God in your life -अपने जीवन में परमेश्वर की महिमा करें (Don't forget to subscribe/ follow it please)

परमेश्वर के साथ एक क्षण - A moment with God's Podcast-

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 5:55


 We should glorify God in our day to day life. Because He is the our creator and Only God can give us everlasting life..........listen to podcast by pastor Arjun Dubey.You can call - 91 - 8826215678 

Bay Ridge Christian Church
Only God Can Satisfy Your Soul

Bay Ridge Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 40:31


Only God can satisfy your longing. Are you content in Christ and His completed work??? Psalm 63 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/only-god-can-satisfy-your-soul

Keys to your BEST life with Maggie Kavanaugh
Keys welcomes JackieO Artist, Songwriter, Author and Founder of Cookesville School of the Arts

Keys to your BEST life with Maggie Kavanaugh

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 28:34


Minister JackieO. Kelley, A.K.A. JackieO. Is thankful to be known as a God loving, Bible Believing, two-time Breast Cancer Survivor (30 years), Independent Inspirational Gospel Recording Artist, Songwriter, Musician, Visual Artist and Author. After singing songs and playing piano in churches throughout the world for four decades she decided to pursue her life's passion and dreams by singing, songwriting and writing books. She is humbled to have won several awards in the field of music, including the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in Gospel Music and her music has aired on many radio stations throughout the country. JackieO.'s songs come purely from the depths of her soul and from various life experiences. As a dynamic visual artist, live performer and sought after musical artist she celebrates life through a committed relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ and to her calling to minister to others. Through her previous CDs starting with “ALL About You” to “Forgiven,” along with her devotional book called “Forgiven, Songs and Devotions,” there is a message of faith through the freedom of fear of the unknown, in this CD “Stepping Out, Moving Forward,” She has a real message for today along with encouraging cancer survivors and others to have confidence and trust in God. She also has two singles called “Jesus is the Word,” and her latest released on January 15, 2022, called “COLORS,” a song of unity. JackieO.'s latest project is her new book called, “Stepping Out, Moving Forward Songs and Devotions, which accompanies her latest CD with the same title. Only God knows what is next for JackieO. Kelley…

CCR Sermons
Shift My Fears

CCR Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 34:19


SHIFT #8 SHIFT My Fears By Louie Marsh, 7-31-2022   “12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.” (Ephesians 3:12, ESV)   Do you know….   1st word the angel said after Jesus rose from the dead? 1st word Jesus said after he rose 1st disciple's heard Jesus say after he rose  - don't be afraid   IF we could project your hidden fears on our screen this morning– what would they be?  Lose job, marriage, your children, afraid about health, afraid of being stuck in Parker forever!   One pastor was driving and his son looked up and said Daddy, are you afraid of spiders, no, afraid of thunder, no, afraid of ghosts, no, afraid of robbers, no.  Then I guess Mommy is the only thing you are afraid of!   Fear has many names – worry, tension, stress, uptight. A recent study of 500 people found 7000 different fears – 14 fears per person!   A ACCEPT God's Love For Me.   “18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18, ESV)   The Opposite of fear is LOVE.   Bible says the opposite of love is fear – they cannot co-exist together The Three Levels Of Fear: SURFACE Not able to pay bills, might run out of gas,  no clean underwear – might see you shop at WalMart   PERSONAL Things below the surface, the fear of failure, rejection, abandonment, losing control, being found out, not being adequate to the task The SOUL A singular – the one fear that all others spring from – it's the tap root, and until you deal with this deepest level of your life, you won't be able to deal with the others.   Our Deepest Need – To be completely, totally, unconditionally LOVED.   If you get nothing else please get this – Only God can love you with the kind of love you need!!  Nothing else will do – nothing or no one can substitute for God's love in your life!   If you try to get from other people or things, then you will be disappointed because it won't work.   If you just be religious, or never get to know God, or drift away from being close to Him – you will deal with these fear issues for the rest of your life!!   “39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39, ESV)   “7Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7, ESV)   1st step is to accept God's love – because there's no fear there and only He can fill your need for love. Irony – when you need God's love the most you run from him – because your guilt makes you run from God. If you feel far from God – guess who moved?   B BELIEVE Christ Died & Rose For Me.   “14Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it's logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil's hold on death 15and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death.” (Hebrews 2:14–15, The Message)   “15and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” (Hebrews 2:15, ESV)   “11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”” (Romans 10:11, ESV)   Believe IN NOT believe (or Know)  ABOUT.   Circle ME – it's one thing to believe(know) about something another to believe in something.  I believe about Howard Stern, & Osama Bin Laden but I don't believe IN them!   Believe – In Gk – trust in etc.   I believe in Hitler but I'm not a Nazi, I believe in Stalin but I'm not a Communist – I believe in Jesus but I AM a Christian, Why? Because I've committed myself to Him!   Belief in Jesus means I can stop being afraid of death!   Pastor was doing some witnessing – asked a bum if he wanted to go to heaven, guy said no! Why? I thought you were taking a bus load right now!   You need Christ not because you are going to die today but because you've got to live tomorrow!   C CHALLENGE my fears.   “11Do not fear the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid. Do not fear him, declares the Lord, for I am with you, to save you and to deliver you from his hand. 12I will grant you mercy, that he may have mercy on you and let you remain in your own land. 13But if you say, ‘We will not remain in this land,' disobeying the voice of the Lord your God 14and saying, ‘No, we will go to the land of Egypt, where we shall not see war or hear the sound of the trumpet or be hungry for bread, and we will dwell there,' 15then hear the word of the Lord, O remnant of Judah. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: If you set your faces to enter Egypt and go to live there, 16then the sword that you fear shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine of which you are afraid shall follow close after you to Egypt, and there you shall die.” (Jeremiah 42:11–16, ESV)   C COMMIT  My Fears & My Life To Christ.   “14But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:14–15, ESV)   CHANGE IN PRINTED OUTLINE – FILL IN GOES BELOW THESE VERSES!   Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7   “18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18, ESV)   The resurrection life you've received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike, “What's next, Papa?”  Romans 8:18 (Message)   Outwardly people are hurting – success isn't a substitute for God, People have their DVD player, their BMW and the MBA but they are S A D.   How many of us know the 10 commandments?  Can say them?  Have seen the movie???   The first commandment is – No other god's before Me.  That's idolatry?  When you put something in God's place you are setting yourself up for fear.  Why?   Anything but God is #1 – it can be taken from you so you develop fear of losing it.   If having people's approval is the most important thing to you – then you will develop a fear of losing it.   If making money – fear of losing it.  Marriage – fear of not marrying or losing it.  Success – fear of failure.    Idolatry = FEAR . Fear = CONTROL Jesus is NOT Lord of all if I hold onto my fears!   Think about what makes you afraid. And then let me ask you a question: Is there any chance that thing could be competing with God in your life?   By making Christ Lord – and the only one you have to please – makes you life simpler! Resign as General Manager of the universe and let God be God – you just be you and things will be so much better!

Satsang with Mooji
"Mooji, How Do I Balance Good Effort with No Effort?"

Satsang with Mooji

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 9:49 Very Popular


In this Satsang excerpt, Moojibaba addresses the sense of ‘doing' in spiritual practice — how can we balance the urge to meditate and strive for spiritual awakening with the recognition that there is nothing to do, and we are already that? Mooji cuts right to the heart of the issue and directs us to the quintessential understanding: “Nobody has ever found the balance. I take away that mischief from you. Only God is balance.” Mooji points out that both the sense of doing and striving, and the one we take ourselves to be who is trying to attain something, are two sides of the same coin, and both are perceived on the screen of consciousness. Are we witnessing this play from the perspective of the person or from pure awareness? 29 June 2022 ~ More talks like this are available on Sahaja Express: https://mooji.org/sahaja-express If you would like to support the sharing of Satsang, you can donate here: https://mooji.org/donate?tcode=mtv7 #Mooji #satsang #spirituality #advaita #nonduality #awakening

Walk With Me - Devotionals
Should I Ask God To Destroy The Wicked?

Walk With Me - Devotionals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 2:01


Should I Ask God To Destroy The Wicked?Reader: Tom MuirDate: 30th July 2022Passage: Psalm 28:4-------------------Jesus said "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44). That's a hard rule to follow! We are more inclined to follow the Psalmist and pray "Give them according to the evil of their deeds"!There is a disturbing tension there. You find it in several of the psalms where the writer pray for the destruction of evil men rather than their salvation (see Psalm 139:18 - 22). But let us take a second look to see what lies behind the Psalmist's prayers.First of all he shows there is a clear difference between good and evil, between what God loves and what he hates.The second thing is that those who wrote those psalms see what the evil people do as an affront to God like 'kicking God in the teeth' and they are outraged. You don't do that to God!Again, these writers, like all the Old Testament believers saw a God's favour for his people and justice for the wicked in terms of this life. They wanted to see God punish wicked people now. But the Psalm writers always asked God to carry out his justice — they did not attempt to do it for him. And that is how we see things will work out in the end. The book of Revelation in chapter 20:11 - 14 shows clearly how God will finally judge the wicked and all wickedness.So should I ask God to destroy the wicked? We should pray that he would destroy wickedness but that he would save the wicked people. Only God himself can ultimately do both.

Every Day with Jesus
29th July 2022 - Evaluation

Every Day with Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 4:00


How do we evaluate, or find a value for, our learning and subsequent service? Effective measures are hard to find for something not calculated against external criteria. Only God knows the state of our heart and can compute our integrity. Jesus tells us to keep quiet about the apparent good we do so that we don't congratulate ourselves or allow pride to provoke us into judging others.

Awake Us Now
aka James - Tongue In Check

Awake Us Now

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 25:25


Slander; common gossip; harsh, destructive criticism -- who can control the sins of the tongue? Only God. James urges us to rely on God's supernatural strength to change our hearts, ways... and tongues.

Proverbs 31 Women Empowerment Podcast
EPISODE 611: Keep Standing, Keep Believing, Keep Fighting

Proverbs 31 Women Empowerment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 47:00


Blessed is the man who endures....when he has been approved, he will receive the crown

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
If Faith Moves Mountains, Can It Also Move Climate Action? with Dekila Chungyalpa

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 73:57 Very Popular


In 2015, Senator Jim Inhofe brought a snowball to Congress to “prove” that climate change wasn't real. Only God, he claimed, could change the climate. He was wrong on two fronts: one, climate change is real. And two, faith and climate science are *not* incompatible. This week, Dekila Chungyalpa joins Jonathan to discuss her work collaborating with faith leaders on climate efforts, how she confronts climate change disinterest and skepticism, and why she's bringing the sacred back into science.  Dekila Chungyalpa is the founder and director of the Loka Initiative, a capacity building and outreach platform at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for faith leaders and culture keepers of Indigenous traditions who work on environmental and climate issues. She received the prestigious Yale McCluskey Award in 2014 for her work and moved to the Yale School of Environmental Studies as an associate research scientist, where she researched, lectured and designed the prototype for what is now the Loka Initiative. Dekila is originally from the Himalayan state of Sikkim in India and is of Bhutia origin.You can keep up with Dekila by visiting her Facebook and by following her on Twitter and Instagram @dchungyalpa. For more information about the Loka Initiative, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @LokaInitiative and on Instagram @loka.initiative. Struggling with eco-anxiety? Read Dekila's five tips on how to alleviate eco-anxiety or visit SoundCloud, Tricycle Magazine, or the Healthy Minds app for contemplative practices to address eco-anxiety and climate distress.   Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN to join the conversation. Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook. Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com. Love listening to Getting Curious? Now, you can also watch Getting Curious—on Netflix! Head to netflix.com/gettingcurious to dive in. Our executive producer is Erica Getto. Our associate producer is Zahra Crim. Our editor is Andrew Carson. Our socials are run and curated by Middle Seat Digital. Our theme music is “Freak” by QUIÑ; for more, head to TheQuinCat.com. Getting Curious merch is available on PodSwag.com.

Four Oaks Midtown Podcast
Teaching | Understanding Zephaniah: The Fire of His Jealousy (Zephaniah 1)

Four Oaks Midtown Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 15:03


Ever hear someone say "Only God can judge me?" What does that actually mean? Zephaniah 1 tells us -- and it's not pretty.  Understanding Zephaniah is part of the Understanding the Old Testament series that makes the Bible accessible to every day readers.

Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach
You Are Personally Responsible and Accountable, to God, for All He Entrusts to You

Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 24:59


You Are Personally Responsible and Accountable, to God, for All He Entrusts to You MESSAGE SUMMARY: Who is going to be responsible? God wants us to take responsibility and accountability for that which He has entrusted us. Some would say: “God has not entrusted me with much.”. This person would be wrong! What about his life? What about Jesus Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) to make disciples? What about his children? What about his job? God has entrusted us with much, and God is holding us personally responsible and accountable for these trusts. In Jesus' parable from Luke 16 about the rich man's incompetent manager, Jesus summarizes the meaning of His parable in Luke 16:9: “And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.". in Luke 16:12-13, Jesus summarizes His position regarding our responsibilities and accountabilities for His trusts given to us as well as the trusts of us given by others here on earth. Also, responsibilities are prioritized: “And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”. Jesus is, also, telling us that, if we cannot be responsible for earthly treasures, how can we be responsible for Spiritual Treasures. As Christians, it is imperative that we put God first. If we don't put God first in our lives, then, in a subtle way, we begin to resent God and His Grace. Proverbs tell us, in Proverbs 19:22, that the desire of every human heart is to love: “What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.". Only Jesus can give us this “steadfast love”, winch is a Spiritual gift or entrustment from God. However, most of us go through our lives trying to find substitutes for God's love to fill our lives; and we can't find a substitute outside of God. Only God and Jesus can meet out heart's need for “steadfast love”. By the way, our earthly riches will not make it into heaven with us; only our heavenly or Spiritual Riches accompany us. We are responsible and accountable for all with winch God has entrusted us – both earthly and heavenly.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Keeping the Sabbath, Lord, will require a lot of changes in the way I am living life. Teach me, Lord, how to take the next step with this in a way that fits my unique personality and situation. Help me to trust you with all that will remain unfinished and to enjoy my humble place in your very large world. In Jesus' name, amen.   Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 129). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Luke 16:1-15; Proverbs 19:22; Matthew 28:18-20; Psalms 124:1-8. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH'S DAILY DEVOTIONAL – “God, the Father, Is Spirit; Jesus Followers Must Worship the Father in Spirit and Truth with Reality and Honesty and Not a Façade”: https://awordfromthelord.org/devotional/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

From His Heart on Lightsource.com - Audio
When is the Rapture Coming?

From His Heart on Lightsource.com - Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 27:36


Only God knows when the rapture of the church is coming, but His word tells us that He is coming soon. As believers, we are instructed to be watchful and ready. The second coming of Christ is a certain future event and it could happen at any moment. What does Revelation tell us about the Rapture? In this informative message, WHEN IS THE RAPTURE COMING, Pastor Jeff Schreve shares the truth about the next event on God's timeline. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.lightsource.com/donate/863/29

From His Heart Audio Podcast
When is the Rapture Coming? – Revelation 4:1-4

From His Heart Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022


Only God knows when the rapture of the church is coming, but His word tells us that He is coming soon.  As believers, we are instructed to be watchful and ready.  The second coming of Christ is a certain future event and it could happen at any moment.  What does Revelation tell us about the […]

From His Heart Ministries Video Podcast
When is the Rapture Coming? – Revelation 4:1-4

From His Heart Ministries Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022


Only God knows when the rapture of the church is coming, but His word tells us that He is coming soon.  As believers, we are instructed to be watchful and ready.  The second coming of Christ is a certain future event and it could happen at any moment.  What does Revelation tell us about the […]

Gary Wilkerson Podcast
BEST OF: Hiding Your Hurts Under a False Sense of Worth - 180

Gary Wilkerson Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 28:46


Validation is an enormous part of our lives. It is an external recognition that the feelings we have or the actions we take are worthwhile. Community, as God intended it, often encourages people toward right living through validation. However, the desire for external validation can quickly become all-consuming and unhealthy. This week, Gary Wilkerson discusses how easily we slip into searching for worth in things other than God. Only God can validate our existence. Only he can give our lives real purpose and direction. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp180c

Real Talk Christian Podcast
152: Is It Okay for Christians to Judge Others?

Real Talk Christian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 81:37


Judge not or you will be judged. Only God can judge me. Who are you to judge? These types of phrases are commonly used throughout our culture as "Silver Bullets" for people to fire back at Christians, but are they right? Should Christians judge other people or just move on?   In this week's episode of Real Talk Christian Podcast, Marc Hyde and Chris Fuller sit down and discuss the differences in judgement and accountability between fellow believers and the world and how Christians should respond to judgment. So grab a cup of coffee and join in.   //Resources Used In This Episode// https://www.gotquestions.org/do-not-judge.html   //Other Episode You Might Enjoy// https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/110-a-christians-response-to-the-world-around-us/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/088-cancel-culture-shalt-thou-offend/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/075-becoming-a-peacemaker/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/066-answering-the-call-of-the-kingdom/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/027-speaking-the-truth-in-love/   // Helpful Links // The Christian Standard Bible: https://bit.ly/3rulKqi Lifeway Christian Resources: https://bit.ly/3qka4Wv Got Questions?: https://bit.ly/3vSMJfq Dwell Bible App: https://bit.ly/3zUYq8E Cross Formed Kids from Ryan Coatney: https://bit.ly/3h19isZ RTC Quick Links: https://linktr.ee/realtalkchristianpodcast RTC Merch Store: https://real-talk-christian-podcast.creator-spring.com/ RTC Online: www.realtalkchristianpodcast.com   Twin Valley Coffee:  https://www.coffeehelpingmissions.com

Sound Mind Set
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 2022

Sound Mind Set

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 10:02


Acts 4:32-35 NLT All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God's great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need. All were united in heart and mind. Sharing what they had. No one needy among them. Only God can change the human soul to cooperate, unite, and love like that, selflessly, literally bringing Heaven to earth. Today, His life is available. His love is available. His Spirit can touch our lives to love, care, and share like those first disciples. This passage creates a longing to be united in heart and mind with other believers. Can you make yourself available to love selflessly today? Read once more this time from the Message Bible: The whole congregation of believers was united as one—one heart, one mind! They didn't even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “That's mine; you can't have it.” They shared everything. The apostles gave powerful witness to the resurrection of the Master Jesus, and grace was on all of them. And so it turned out that not a person among them was needy. Those who owned fields or houses sold them and brought the price of the sale to the apostles and made an offering of it. The apostles then distributed it according to each person's need. No matter how independent we may think ourselves to be, we need care. We need help. We need others. True community is finding common ground coupled with unity. Focused on what draws us together, rather than divides. Peace over chaos. Responsibility over rights. Giving. Caring. Loving like Jesus. Let's pray together: “Lord of all, thank You for Your Spirit that unites us in one heart and mind. Thank You that in You we can meet one another's needs, share our blessings, and love with the kind of love that only Heaven can give. As above, so below.”

John Branyan's Comedy Sojourn Podcast
TCND The One About Change (Meet Our Minion)

John Branyan's Comedy Sojourn Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 49:33


John and the Peaches are on a video call with Tabby and our new intern... So--rather than joining us at the table, you can roll up at a chair at the office desk! Today, we're talking about the fact that things change and people grow, and sometimes we regret things we said years ago. (Hey, that rhymes.) We place a high value on "consistency" (as opposed to hypocrisy), which is a good thing EXCEPT there may come a point where the focus on consistency will prevent us from making necessary changes. Why are we so afraid to be DIFFERENT than we were in the past? In this episode: -We can't say all the truth things at once. Only God can. -Do something that Future Tabby will thank you for! (Good job, Past Tabby.) -How can an aspiring young minion get her foot in the door of the entertainment industry? (Spoiler: The Comedian doesn't know.) Plus more! If you'd like to contact us, email nextdoor@johnbranyan.com. Also, consider supporting the show by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique. Mark your calendars for July 27th to 30th, 2023. We're going on a VACAY WITH COMICS, and we want you to come laugh with us.

Finding God in Our Pain
Sherrie Pilkington - The Good God we Profess and the Reality of Pain and Suffering

Finding God in Our Pain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 22:05


Sherrie Pilkington - The Good God we Profess and the Reality of Pain and Suffering I profess a good God but I'll be honest, sometimes life can feel anything but good. Why would my good God allow such pain and suffering? This week's podcast episode is a solo flight. It's just me. And you of course! The reason I wanted some one-on-one time with you is because I've got some exciting news. I stepped into the role of Speaker! I'm a blogger, a podcaster, now a speaker and I have author in my sites. No matter the role I step into, I love to encourage the hearts of women, letting them know that they're never alone. With this announcement (of speaker) I want to share one of the messages that I've had the privilege to give at various churches and women's groups.  It's based on my personal experience as I moved through the early stages of my grief after unexpectedly loosing my husband, Larry. Going from stunned silence, to anger to surrender.  But before you tune out, feeling like grief is only for the loss of a loved one, I want you to stay tuned because I share what I've discovered…grief is present anytime we're separated from the things we hold nearing dear to our hearts. Therefore, a grieving process is familiar to all of us. If there is any beauty to be found when we find ourself in those bottomless free falls of desperation and uncertainty it is discovering God's presence. Discovering that His word was true. We can go from knowing things about God through His word to a new level of intimacy because He was proven true in the darkest struggles of our lives.  Only God can reach deep pain. Because to be honest, if you can't change my circumstance (, you can't reach/change my pain. But God could and God did. Knowing scripture is powerful but it's not everything. I knew Deuteronomy 31:8 (It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed). I knew Psalm 91:4 (He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection) I knew Psalm 23 ….The The Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need….I can do a later episode breaking down how God showed Himself faithful to me using Psalm 23… But my point is that scripture is only powerful when we engage the author, God. I knew a lot of scripture but up to that point in my life my faith had never been tested to the degree that it was when I lost Larry. Those words on crinkly pages would have pointless unless I took them to the Fountain Head of Truth, God and begin to process my pain with Him. We're not safe processing our pain anywhere else. No matter how traumatic this life can be, God's heart and mission is to come to us, let us rest in Him, guide us through the pain and give us the beauty of His presence. That's the only thing I ask for now, His presence.In every situation. When you have the beauty of His presence you get all of Him.  Knowing what He'd done for me and how He patiently guided me through my grief and questions is why I have no worry for tomorrow. No matter what unexpected twists and turns this life takes, God is writing a bigger love story with me than anything here.  We're not going to avoid the pain of this life. It's not IF something painful happens but rather WHEN something painful happens. So no matter what this life hands you, no matter how painful it might be, keep this close to your heart. You're not alone and that the good God we profess speaks the most beautiful things in the dark.  Let's jump into the message and thank you for stopping by to listen.  I sure hope your heart is encouraged today!  But before we do, If you can think of someone who would be encouraged by my message then please share this with them. If you think of a church or women's group who could benefit from knowing that they're not alone, especially in their darkest moments, use the Contact link (https://alifeofthrive.com/contact/) to let me know who I can reach out to. I'd love to encourage every heart around the world! You can Live Loved and Thrive...no matter your circumstance @alifeofthrive.com Connect with Sherrie: Website: ALifeOfThrive.com Podcast: Finding God in Our Pain - Listen on whatever platform you use or go to my website to listen: https://alifeofthrive.com/finding-god-in-our-pain-podcast/ Transcript: https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/881d522a67854af19c9b0de019ecbaec/edit_v2    

Aww Shift
Rabbie Mannis - Wisdom for a More Satisfying Life

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 53:22


In this episode, our guest is Rabbie Mannis. He is an author, rabbi, philanthropist, public speaker, and philosopher. Philosophy helps us gain clarity in life, and he has gotten vast knowledge not from the schools he attended or what he has done to become a rabbi but from thinking from a great process that allows us to extract great lessons that we apply to the world.    [2:12] Why should I listen to you? There is no way you should listen to me unless you've heard something you are interested in. If I say something that has meaning for you, then OK.   [3:11] What is your life, and why are you the one who wrote the book? I happened to be very fortunate. The book for my education wasn't acidic philosophy. Among observing orthodox and practicing Jews, there are different philosophies. The philosophy I was given and raised with is so unique that I couldn't wait to share what I learned as a teenager. I can stay more before sharing, but this information is dynamic. I‘ve got to get out there and share. I couldn't wait to start teaching, talking, and sharing. Before the internet, I never thought it would go worldwide, but the internet is a blessing. For this purpose, it is the greatest. So, philosophy is the major shift.    [5:00] What is unique about your philosophy? Earthquakes shift both religion and psychology. Let's start with psychology. For all of history, what made people do something is needed. You've got to plant, or else you will starve. You have got to make a place safe for you, which makes us do the necessary work.  In recent years, needs have increased dramatically, and in austere times, there was only one need: don't die. You need to survive, but today's requirements are so countless. We need it so many times. You have to have a lot of things that cause depression. But psychology comes in and offers a solution to your depression. But what psychology says is pretty simple. You don't know some of your needs. You have subconscious needs and suppress conditions, which are much more severe than the needs you are depressed about. So out of desperation, I turned to Religion for help but found out that you will still have requirements even after death. So, here is what I think is the future of psychology, and this is the major shift in the philosophy I was raising. If you search deeper within yourself, you will discover that you don't need anything. You have no needs.   [9:54] How do you reach that phase of getting deep? Reaching isn't easy, but it is there, and I think that is what we mean when we say, why can't you just accept me for who I am. But figuring out who we are isn't an easy task too. You don't know who you are because it's not a bunch of needs but a need free of conditions. We are free of markets. We didn't ask to be born because we don't need to be in the world. People who are not born do not complain, so all the needs that drove us up to this point are the need to survive. But today, there is more. People want to live. So all of a sudden, death is not the significant threat it used to be. The solution for people who get easily depressed is to help somebody else.   [18:20] How do you live with the mentality that you don't need a thing if you've chosen to stay alive? The other thing we are learning from is a challenging experience. People worried about life and living high would tell you they are still disappointed. The suicide rate among this set of people is very high. So the pleasure that we do get from these things in life. Suppose I'm not here to survive, then why I am here. This question is no more extended philosophy but a desperate question. For thousands of years, every religion has told you that you are in trouble and need God to give you what you need. So you have to beg him, offer sprayers before he gives you what you need, but the truth is he needs nothing. He is God. You don't need to beg. Don't threaten people. Just tell them why they should be here.    [21:30] If it is a faith-based thing, then you believe that you need eternity?   The only logical answer is if I don't need to be here and didn't ask to be born, then why am I here, and why was I born? I can't tell my parents because they also reproduce without their consent. I now know it's not out of my needs, and I have to figure out whose needs. So, here is the second shift, and it is that we get the whole thing backward. Humans are needy, and God needs nothing makes no sense. Only God needs because he is the creator, and how can someone who created the entire universe not need anything. The person who says he needs something acts like God, and only God lives. God is your creator. You are just a guest who can come and go anytime. But the positive side believes that you are not needy but needed. The logical conclusion of why I am here is that someone needs me. I am here for someone else needs. That is the motivation. I can live a meaningful life without satisfying my needs, which is incredible. But religion saying that we've got to live a life of service before we can go to heaven is wrong.    [32:30] How do you frame this so that people accept this mentality of not needing anything? It is much better to be needed than to be needy. When I pile up needs that are not true, I become choked, which is wrong. Let me give you an example of when things are bad. We realize something that we've known all along. For example, a surgeon who loses a patient. He tried, but the patient died on the table. How does he handle that? The doctor will continue to be a doctor because he will attribute it to forces beyond himself, and if he believes in God, God decides, not him. So when you fail, you will realize that it isn't your plan, but when you succeed, it's all your credit. The bottom line is I didn't create the world, and that is why we always ask the same question over and over again what the purpose of my being is? You say you need a goal, but there is something in humans that can't be exempted. If I don't feel needed, I won't stay here.    [38:08] How do we find purpose, or do we live in pursuit of it? That is what the bible is. Here is the third shift. Everybody thinks the bible is a set of laws to govern lousy behavior and get you to heaven, but it is wrong. God is the name, and he told us what he needs in the bible. It's all a description of him. What he hates and loves, and the Bible tells us what we can do for him. I don't need to have needs anymore because I am required. So that is a massive shift in religion and psychology. Psychologically, I don't have a necessity, but religiously God has needs as a supreme being, and no one else has the right to needs. It's a divine thing to have a need.    [42:48] How do you operate in this world without being frustrated? It is unfortunate when people I see people cry because they do not have what they need. It is unnecessary suffering, but the fact that I have something to offer to them so that they can light up is much better. That's why you've got to be confident. If God created you, he would provide and give you what to eat. God needs you to eat.    [44:58] How do I differentiate needs from wants? Want comes under the category of freedom of choice. You choose to enjoy, but you decide what to want. Needs imply that you have no choice. Everything in your life is significant. It's all about God. He needs you to eat, sleep, and so on.   [48:50] What promise did God make to the world when he created you? He made many promises, but the significant one is that if you be with me, you will be mine and make me complete.    Key Quotes [8:35-8:40]If you look inside, you will discover inside needs. [12:15-12:20]It's not that I am needy, but what makes my life meaningful is that I am needed. [27:20-27:25]When you are serving, and nobody gets the benefits, you are not doing. [47:57-42:00]Anything that is needed of you is divine.   How to connect with Rabbie Mannis  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManisFriedman/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rabbimanisfriedman/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/manisfriedman Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/manisfriedman

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio
God, The Future, and You | God's Plan for the Last Days

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 28:00


Reading the news can make us anxious. Reading social media can get us agitated. Reading God's Word can bring us hope. That's why the Word of God is our textbook for each study here on A NEW BEGINNING. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series called End of Days with a look at what's to come in God's Last Days plan. We'll look back to writings thousands of years old to give us a clearer picture of future events. Only God's Word offers an accurate picture of the future. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
God, The Future, and You | God's Plan for the Last Days

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 28:00


Reading the news can make us anxious. Reading social media can get us agitated. Reading God's Word can bring us hope. That's why the Word of God is our textbook for each study here on A NEW BEGINNING. Today, Pastor Greg Laurie continues his series called End of Days with a look at what's to come in God's Last Days plan. We'll look back to writings thousands of years old to give us a clearer picture of future events. Only God's Word offers an accurate picture of the future. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mission Network News 4.5 minute podcast
Mission Network News (Mon, 04 Jul 2022 - 4.5 min)

Mission Network News 4.5 minute podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022


Today's Headlines Global Catalytic Ministries aids Afghan earthquake survivors Persecution increases need in Nigeria, ministry expands “Only God” connections help warriors find freedom

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

The Civil and Un-Civil War  (Audio) David Eells - 7/3/22 2019 Kentucky Derby Predicts Lockdowns and Persecutions Michelle Rogers - 5/2019 (David's notes in red) In 2019 I felt quickened in my spirit that the Lord had something to say through the Kentucky Derby that year, and that I needed to look into the race. With some excitement I began searching the internet only to discover that this Derby was like no other. For the first time in the history of the Kentucky Derby the winning horse was disqualified because, he ran out of bounds almost causing the worst disaster in derby history. The horse was named, Maximum Security. Here is a short excerpt from the news: “May 5, 2019: War of Will's trainer, Mark Casse, likened the race to following a drunken driver and said Maximum Security's swerve had put the lives of other horses and their riders in peril." For the sake of clarity, here is the final line up of Derby Winners. (The significance of the winners is in the meaning of their names, and the disaster that was narrowly averted.) Maximum Security (later disqualified.) So the correct order of 1st through 3rd places are as follows: 1st.   Country House 2nd.   Code of Honor 3rd.   Tacitus I puzzled over the name of the first horse for almost a year because I just could not see what the horse, Maximum Security, had to do with the United States. When I heard the name, I immediately associated it with the term, “maximum security lockdown” like in a prison and couldn't understand how that could apply to America. (As we have seen there have been lockdowns and the leftist DS is pushing for more.) It wasn't until March of 2020, when the lockdowns started, that it made any sense to me.  I was watching a minister on the internet sharing about his father's vision many years ago in which he saw that something was going to happen that would so frighten people that they would flee the cities and migrate to rural areas. That's when I understood exactly what it meant. (Well, this is happening especially with liberal cities where they don't punish crime but instead the police. They are crumbling because they have no economic sense. They punish the good and reward the bad.) (The lockdowns are being contested in the United States and may be deemed unconstitutional if they haven't already. We may see the global Beast implement them, but for now it seems that they could be deemed unconstitutional, or “disqualified” like Maximum Security.) The second horse, which became the first place winner, was Country House. (Country House represents the migration to rural areas of the United States as people flee the big cities, although there may be more to this than I understand.) The third horse, which became the second place winner, is Code of Honor. (Code of Honor is a military term and may signify an increase in military action in the coming days. Rev 6:3-4 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come. And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.) (This could already be starting although the police and military actions are very covert at this time. Most people don't know that there is a Civil War going on in many nations; the Alliance against the D.S.) The fourth horse, which became the third place winner, is what I think is the most important aspect of this revelation currently, and why I felt led to share this sign with the UBM community. In the summer of 2020, I was walking my dog and mulling over all of the deadly George Floyd riots, feeling overwhelmed with everything happening in our country. In exasperation I said, “Lord, what will happen next?” Although I had not thought of the Kentucky Derby race in a while, I immediately heard in my spirit, “Check the 3rd horse.”  I was very surprised to hear Him say that. So I rushed home to research the horse that took third place. (I had overlooked him because he was originally the 4th place horse.) I discovered that his name was Tacitus, which means “silence.” With more research, I discovered that Tacitus was the name of a famous Roman politician and historian who wrote about the persecution of the early Christians under Nero. Tacitus recorded how Christians were scapegoated and blamed for a destructive fire that broke out in Rome, leading to mass persecution of the Christians. (I felt that the Lord was saying that the next major thing that would happen in our nation was Christian persecution, and that it would come about in the same way. We would be blamed for contrived events as the early Christians were under Nero. I also felt led to stock up on Bibles because soon we will not be able to purchase them as they will be considered racist and homophobic etc. etc.) The very next day as I was pondering the meaning of Tacitus, a friend sent me Dana Coverstone's dream about the coming persecution. As I watched the video about his dream, I experienced a trembling deep inside my spirit. I knew that it was a direct confirmation of what the Lord had shown me the day before. Joh 16: 2-4 They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the hour cometh, that whosover killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God. And these things will they do, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I spoken unto you, that when their hour is come, ye may remember them, how that I told you. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you. (The day after Jan 6, I turned on the radio to hear the propaganda, and they were talking about finding and “separating” anyone associated with the event because they pose a threat to society. I thought that could be the event, but now that we are seeing the fallout from Roe V Wade, I think this could be the event that leads to persecution.) Acts 6:15  And all that sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. (This was Stephen who was persecuted and stoned to death.)  (The Lord has said that if we watch and pray, God will give us strength to endure persecution as He gave Jesus strength before the cross. Our love for Christ and for our enemies brings great glory to God just as Stephen's face shone with God's glory. Paul witnessed Stephen's sacrificial love, and his stand for truth played a part in Paul's glorious conversion and ministry.  Just yesterday the Lord spoke to me from John 10, and how the good shepherd sees the wolf coming, and he lays his life down for the sheep. Jesus said that he had the power to lay his life down, and to take it up again. In the same way, He will give us the power to lay our lives down as He leads, because His Holy Spirit indwells us. )   Poll: 44% of Americans Believe a CIVIL WAR is Coming Mary Villareal - 6/3/22 (David's notes in red) (Natural News) The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believe that the United States is headed toward another civil war, which includes 53 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats. (The D.S. has invaded this country and many countries and is being rooted out by those who want to bring NESARA/GESARA law and prosperity. There is a Civil War which is breaking out more and more on the surface and will get worse. More false flags are predicted.)  While this is a cause for concern. Another poll showed that one in five individuals somewhat approve of assassinating politicians whom they believe were “harming the country” or U.S. democracy. Nearly seven in ten also agreed that left-wing politicians were deliberately driving economic changes to gain power by replacing conservative white voters with non-whites entering the country in what is called the “replacement theory.” This “replacement theory” began in white supremacy circles long ago, but has since moved to mainstream media such as political right-wing citizens. It also came to the attention of the media in May when the Buffalo shooting suspect penned a 180-page racist document online that promulgated racist conspiracy theories he referred to as the “great replacement.” He then live-streamed himself gunning down Black shoppers at a supermarket. He then allegedly used the inspirational idea that minorities were and would be replacing whites as justification for his actions. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray said that the bureau is investigating it as a hate crime. “I want to be clear, for my part, from everything we know, this was a targeted attack, a hate crime, and an act of racially motivated violent extremism,” he said. (Related: Toxic, treasonous media pushing “white supremacist” hoax and hit lists of Trump supporters in desperate scheme to drive America into civil war.) “What we found was a great deal of hostility for people on the other side of the political aisle. A majority of both Republicans and Democrats believe their political opponents pose a threat to the country and want to harm their political opponents,” the SPLC said in its report. “That kind of animosity could fuel partisan violence.”   2015 US military exercise triggered a cascade of conspiracy theories The U.S. already put in place some parameters in case things could take a turn for the worse. In 2015, the U.S. military conducted a routine exercise in the south that triggered a cascade of conspiracy theories. Some people believed the maneuver was a precursor to a Chinese invasion, while others thought it was in preparation for a massive asteroid strike. Dark fantasy websites said that the exercise, which was called Jade Helm 15, stood for “Homeland Eradication of Local Militants.” And then there's the talk of an impending civil war. (Related: The seeds have been planted for the next American Civil War. I don't think anything stops it now.) Today, almost half of Republicans and Democrats believe in using violence to achieve political ends – a massive increase compared to the less than a tenth for each in 2017, or the year Trump took office. The U.S. has since become a “factionalized anocracy,” which is just halfway between autocracy and democracy that is “quickly approaching the open insurgency stage.” (Anocracy or semi-democracy is a form of government that is loosely defined as part democracy and part dictatorship, or as a "regime that mixes democratic with autocratic features.”)  With violence now part of the U.S. political language, novelists like Canadian national Stephen Marche imagine disunion among the states, with the country being “one spectacular act of violence away from a national crisis.” Visit Chaos.news for more news related to civil unrest. Watch this video link to know more about the possibility of the government orchestrating a civil war to escalate its own draconian policies. (I understand that a lot of people would disagree with my direction here especially those who have been deceived by the 1,000 years of peace deception. Cyrus' empire was followed by a more corrupt empire. The Greek empire, many times equated to the Antichrist empire, in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel proves this. Daniel was a type of the Man-child reformers at the time Cyrus conquered Babylon. Also, in Rev.6 we see the Man-child ministry begin just before the second seal when peace is taken from the earth. So we see the victory over the D.S. will be short.)   Leftists Make Good on “Night of Rage” Riot Threats After  Roe v. Wade Gets Overturned Ethan Huff - 6/25/22 (David's notes in red) Link to Article (Natural News) Before the US Supreme Court declared that murdering unborn human life was not a federal right, Leftists planned a so-called “night of rage” to riot against the decision. (Leftist/Satanists have always been baby killers.) This is the “George Floyd” event of 2022. The overturning of Roe v. Wade is shaping up to become another mass destruction event where extremists on the Left howl and break things, and possibly even commit violence against humans outside the womb. (This is what communists and anarchists do.) “DC CALL TO ACTION NIGHT OF RAGE … THE NIGHT SCOTUS OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE HIT THE STREETS. YOU SAID YOU'D RIOT” reads a flyer that was spotted on a light pole in Washington, D.C., the other night. “TO OUR OPPRESSORS: IF ABORTIONS AREN'T SAFE, YOU'RE NOT EITHER. JANE'S REVENGE.” the flyer further states. (To have a fit because you can't kill babies proves who you are but we will pray for them.) See this WendyRogers.org page for videos from Arizona, showing the abortion “insurrection” that's already taking place this weekend. In other words, there are people, out there, in this country who believe that not being legally allowed at the federal level to murder unborn children is a form of “oppression,” even though they have the right not to get pregnant in the first place. Jane's Revenge, by the way, recently took credit for the firebombing of a crisis pregnancy center in Buffalo, N.Y., which was blasted to bits for helping women save their unborn children. Jane's Revenge declares “open season” on pro-life groups, crisis pregnancy centers The thought of even just some unborn human lives being saved from abortion is so upsetting to Jane's Revenge that the domestic terrorist group recently declared “open season” on everyone affiliated with anything pro-life. The group has an extensive history of damaging the property of pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centers, including a pregnancy resource center in Des Moines, Iowa, that just like the Buffalo clinic, was recently firebombed. A pro-abortion extremist was also reportedly arrested in advance of a plot to target Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home. “The Jane's Revenge threats have received little attention in the rest of the press, but we hope the Washington, D.C., and Capitol police are much better prepared than they were for the riots of 2020 and 2021. The Justices and the Court as a democratic institution have to be protected,” wrote the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. Another letter allegedly written by the fine folks at Jane's Revenge states that the impending Supreme Court decision “is an event that should inspire rage in millions of people who can get pregnant,” referring, of course, to women as they are the only people who can get pregnant. “We need the state to feel our full wrath … We need them to be afraid of us,” the letter goes on to state. “Whatever form your fury takes, the first step is feeling it. The next step is carrying that anger out into the world and expressing it physically. Consider this your call to action. On the night the final ruling is issued – a specific date we cannot yet predict, but we know is arriving imminently – we are asking for courageous hearts to come out after dark.” “Screaming for the ‘right' to murder the unborn … Has there ever been a more demon-driven age?” said, someone at Zero Hedge about this insanity. “Like the KKK, BLM and ANTIFA, Jane's Revenge are state-sponsored domestic terrorists,” responded another. “Maybe they can just do a peaceful tour of the Capitol building?” joked another. (Sarcastically referring to the hypocrisy of the Jan. 6th fiasco.) The latest news about the Left's obsession with abortion can be found at Abortions.news.   Roe Decision Brings Us Incredible Clarity on the Luciferians Running the Abortion Child Sacrifice Cult Mike Adams - 6/27/22 (David's notes in red) Link to Article (Natural News) It's all the same pool now: the left-wing vaccine pushers, abortion instigators, LGBT indoctrinators, child groomers, transgender genital mutilators, pedophiles and Luciferians… they have become a homogenized group of death cult practitioners who feed on children while working to destroy every Christian person or pro-lifer on planet Earth. (Only Christians understand that the people who have these demons pass them on to those who listen in a geometric progression. The closer we get to the end, the more demon possessed people we will see, until what Jesus said happens, and that is, “You will be hated of all nations for my names sake.”) And now in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade, their inner demons have come out for all the world to see. Over the weekend, demon-inspired abortion advocates carried out demonstrations of filth and pedophilia in public, with obese naked men riding bicycles in front of children in Seattle, followed by “golden showers” urination displays as well as some people eating their feces. Scantily-clad LGBT and transgender advocates twerked in front of children, while a pregnant woman wrote in black marker, “Not yet human” on her pronounced baby bump, and then displayed it for all the public to see. The demonism was on full display, even while police in blue cities watched and did nothing. The only thing remaining is for LGBT Luciferians to start sodomizing small children in public while onlookers cheer and wave rainbow flags. (That won't be far behind…) The gift in all this? Clarity.   Decent people can now see that the radical pro-abortion Left is crazed, demonic and purely evil Now there is no doubt among decent Americans which side of this fight is steeped in evil. Because abortion advocates just couldn't stop at “rare” or “solemn” abortions that were considered a last-ditch option for unwanted pregnancies. No, they had to celebrate abortions and expand the definition to not just full term babies but even to kill babies up to 28 days after they're born. To the political Left, abortion is no longer a reluctant, shameful procedure but rather is now something to be celebrated and even repeated as often as possible. Over 25 prominent corporations in America — including Disney, Levi's, Apple, Netflix and more — have even promised to pay for employees' “abortion vacations” so they can travel to places like New York or Los Angeles to have abortions, with all expenses paid. So now demonic Leftists can get pregnant and then get paid to take a vacation and murder their unborn child. This can be repeated ad nauseum because there are no limits on the corporate “benefits” for abortion tourism.   The Fourteenth Amendment protected former slaves and now protects unborn babies The evil nature of the Left's true intentions — mass murder, violence, suffering, death and destruction — is now out in the open for all the world to see. And no reasonable person believes the left-wing's lies anymore… claiming that murdering unborn babies is necessary for “reproductive health” or “human rights.” Authentic human rights must include the rights of the humans not yet born, for they are protected by the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1, which says that no state may deprive a human being of life, liberty or property without due process. Abortion ends the life of a unique, conscious, aware and alive human being, yet that human being has never been indicted, prosecuted or found guilty of anything. To deprive that human being of the right to life is to violate the Fourteenth Amendment, which was added to the US Constitution following the heinous human rights violations surrounding slavery in America. By rejecting the human rights protections of the Fourteenth Amendment, abortion advocates are taking this country back to the days of slavery where one group of people could claim “ownership” (and control) over another group of people. When slaves were not considered to be full human beings, they were mutilated, raped, abused, bought and sold and sometimes even killed.  These actions were horrific evils that were eventually overturned, just as Roe vs. Wade has been overturned, in the name of human dignity and human rights. Yet today, the abortion zealots want to bring back the very same violations of human rights, claiming that doctors and mothers-to-be somehow have the right to mutilate and murder an entire group of human beings (unborn human babies) simply because they find the existence of those babies to be “inconvenient.” By this definition from Leftists, any group of people in America who find another group to be “inconvenient” must therefore — in their twisted logic — have the right to murder those they despise. This is the pro-abortion argument in a nutshell: That one group of Americans can murder another group of Americans, and that the federal government must protect this “right to murder” even though it grossly violates the rights of the individual. (This precedent will set the stage for the persecution and murder of Christians too.) Thus, overturning Roe vs. Wade was actually one of the most progressive decisions the US Supreme Court could have possibly rendered. It establishes universal human rights in America, protecting all human beings from the violence and homicide of others. More importantly, it protects the most vulnerable in society — infants that are wholly unable to defend themselves against such violence. As such, overturning Roe vs. Wade protects the ultimate minority — the minority of one.   Left-wing Luciferians oppose human rights being expanded to include those they wish to kill Never forget that the Luciferian Left claims to operate from a philosophical framework of “inclusiveness” and “tolerance,” yet their proclamations of compassion and human rights never extend to their own unborn children. Thus, they are discriminatory, not inclusive. Their “tolerance” isn't even strong enough to tolerate the life of another conscious human being that they don't wish to have around, so they demand the right to kill that individual at will. “On demand,” as they say. These are not the philosophical pillars of compassionate, empathetic, inclusive people; they are the desires of a murderous death cult that allies itself with Lucifer while rejecting Christ and God. LGBT pushers and abortion advocates are not on the side of good; they are wholly aligned with pure evil. And now, thanks to SCOTUS, we have achieved remarkable clarity on what the abortion / LGBT / grooming / pedophile Left actually stands for. They are murderers, rapists, pedophiles, groomers and demons. Their goal is the complete destruction of Christianity and anything smacking of God, which is why they also enjoy shredding Bibles. Watch the following video (profanity warning), depicting left-wing abortion advocates / Luciferians shredding a pastor's Bible while verbally mocking him: https://twitter.com/i/status/1540678347432202240 Finally, there's also video of an abortion advocate screaming about how he "loves killing babies.”   Brighteon.com/aae88741-152e-4ee8-aebb-d3884dbcbde0 (Don't forget, our job is the great commission and the good news, not just opposing evil, but offering the solution. Opposing evil while not offering a solution is ineffective.)   Civil War in the US David Eells  Something we have received in our morning prayer meeting is that the D. S. will be used by God to bring down apostate Babylonish Christianity in the U.S., especially the leadership. They will target them with fire, sword, pestilence, and famine. God uses men to chasten whom He will.  At the same time we have received that Cyrus/Trump will continue to conquer the Babylonish D.S. and bring them to justice. Many have been executed in military tribunals in 5 different locations. Since these are both true there can be but one scenario where these things can both happen; Civil War, which we are in right now. The battle is between the elite radicalized left wing globalists, mostly Democratic party, muslims, MS-13, Antifa, perverse sexual groups, Anarchists of all kinds, AND the patriotic, Christian, and right wing of the Alliance. Ken Dewey received this word called, WALLS IN AMERICA. (It is about Civil War.)   Walls in America: Civil War Coming Ken Dewey - 11/2018 (David's notes in red)  Link Here I woke up early in the morning, turning in bed I looked at the clock and it said 2:22 am. (2 is the number of division. There is a revelation in Pro 2:21-22 For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it. 22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.) I said to myself what does that mean? I have always been aware that God speaks in numbers with special meaning in the Scripture. I got out of bed and went to prayer and this is what I heard: Look at the FIRST TWO DAYS of Creation. and see I did SEPARATE LIGHT FROM DARKNESS AND WATERS FROM THE WATERS. I SEPARATED THE LAND FROM THE FIRMAMENT AND MADE HEAVEN. I will move the two... Earth and the Heavens and I will bring awakening. I will be known by men to be THE CREATOR. Men have not believed [or wanted to believe that I exist], now I will show them MY CREATIVE POWER. I WILL SHAKE EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE SHAKEN AND THEY WILL BE FORCED TO SEE ...ME! (Earthquakes that split the country will be a part of this judgment.) See that 20 divided by two is 10, and then add the numbers 10 and 2 and you have 12. Twelve is the number for my governmental perfection. Ten is the number of completion of testing. I MOVE NOW TO BRING MEN TO SEE MY GOVERNMENT. I am the Lord and besides me there is none other. I am your only God, and I rule and none can speak or correct me, FOR I AM YOUR GOD ALONE. I WILL SOON TAKE BACK MY EARTH FROM MEN WHO HAVE TRIED TO STRIP IT FROM ME. Men have moved against me. Two, Both male and Female, and I will move to complete my work for all to see. I will reveal my reasons for making 2, male and female, and all will know the difference in my 2. SEE THAT THERE ARE NOW TWO [2] WALLS IN AMERICA. There is the Border Wall which many do not want, and then there is ANOTHER WALL BUILT RIGHT ACROSS AMERICA DIVIDING THE LAND. THE BOUNDARIES WERE PLAIN TO SEE IN RED AND BLUE. (Right and left wing) STARK; STANDING OUT IN THE VISION. THE WALL WAS PLAINLY BUILT AND MEN WOULD FIGHT OVER IT. (How ironic: The division of Right and Left is partly over the Border Wall.) ***While I heard the above words I saw a Vision and heard sounds... THIS IS WHAT I SAW AND HEARD: The sound of rumbling of War Machines, guns and bombs. I saw the Bullets flying over the DIVIDING WALL IN AMERICA as the two sides fought. I heard then the words: CIVIL WAR FOUGHT. MEN DYING, BLOOD IN THE STREETS. [This caused me to remember again the several times now I have heard the Lord speak before about Civil War coming again to America]. In the end of these words and visions I sat there knowing that we are entering right now into very dangerous days in America. The time is very short for this Nation. Americas land will never again be the same as it has been, but is changed by another Civil War. I knew that the second war was to be much worse than the first and would leave the Nation divided into parts.I have seen America ceasing to be America, as it is, and becoming a battle ground which would divide into pieces or sections. Unlike the first Civil War, this new Civil War will divide permanently men from men, land from land, and there would be separate governments arise from the aftermath.Many will arise to fight again for Freedom. They will have their place, but those fighting against Freedom will also have their place.America will never be as it has been, united again, but it will divide and be less than it has been in the past. Like the Soviet Union divided and fell, so will this Nation.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI have spoken this Word as I have heard it. Lord help your people, who believe, to come up under you and live in the Secret Place, for there will be no safe place besides you. … Desert ProphetAs we have said this Civil War is happening and will get worse.  Looks like in Matt's dream below the Deep State demonrats are going to try for a false flag attack on the Russians again to try and start World War 3 to distract from their evil works and their election cheating and a war would make more money for the Elites.    False Flag War With Russia and Distraction  Matt Stewart - 11/12/18 (David's notes in red) The dream started like this: Several of us (Greg, Gabe, Anna, myself, and a few others I did not recognize) were in a foreign country, and none of us knew where we were, but I knew, in the Spirit, that it was Russia. We were all walking down a road towards the center of a city, and we all came to a stop. But I noticed that the road continued on towards the center of the city, and came to a round-about. In the center of the round-about was a water fountain feature. And there were cars and people walking around this round-about. Then Gabe said, “We should go to this restaurant over here.” The restaurant was off the road a little bit and to the right. (Many dreams have likened UBM to a restaurant. In Russia also there are spiritual restaurants to partake of God's Food.). Then a couple of others in the group agreed, and they all went.  I turned my body towards the restaurant to go, but then I looked down the road to the round-about and saw a column of smoke, or cloud, coming down towards the center of the city and it hit with a big explosion. The wave of shock and debris went out and I knew that the people engulfed in it were obliterated. I thought to myself, “I hope it doesn't reach out here where I'm at.” My first thought was that it was a nuclear bomb going off, but the shock wave and destruction was very small compared to a nuclear bomb, which made me think of an asteroid hitting. (Battle field nukes are much smaller and can be mounted on missiles.) Then I knew in my Spirit that the remaining people in the city were very angry and thought that the Americans did this to them. I turned and looked down the opposite way from the city. There was a fox-hole with two American military men in it. (False flag by the D.S.). One was of higher rank than the other. Then the Russians started shooting at the two Americans in the fox-hole. All of a sudden, bullets and bombs started flying by in both directions.  The Russians weren't only aiming for the Americans in the fox-hole, but even further beyond that. As I looked up from the scene of the two Americans in the fox-hole and looked beyond them, I could see land of distant countries being shot at by the Russians and they were shooting back. (This appears to be what has happened before; A false flag by the D.S. to start a war between Russia and the west. This is the elite attempting to make money on the war because Trump has been drying up their income. Also to distract from their dirty deads and the theft of the elections.) Then I continued on into the restaurant, but took one look towards the city to see the destruction, but there was no destruction. Then I realized I must have just seen a vision of something to come. I asked the Lord for a word by faith at random for the over all dream and received: Nah 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him. 7 Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that take refuge in him. 8 But with an over-running flood he will make a full end of her place, and will pursue his enemies into darkness We received by faith at random this parable of Civil War in the U.S. on 11/11/18. The full story is in chapters 19-21 in Judges. The portion  received was about the conquering of the perverse left wing. This is at least the second time recently that we have received this. It is the story of the tribe of Benjamin who defended perversion in the form of gang raping a defenseless woman in their midst much like the satanic D.S.  are known for doing to men, women, and children.  The Democratic party has defended and taken part is this like Benjamin did and factioned against Israel who stood against this perversion to both of their destructions. The right wing had a set back but ultimately wiped out Benjamin. - Jud 20:43-46 They inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trod them down at their resting-place, as far as over against Gibeah toward the sunrising. 44 And there fell of Benjamin eighteen thousand men; all these were men of valor.  45 And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men, and followed hard after them unto Gidom, and smote of them two thousand men. 46 So that all who fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valor. So all Israel set an ambush much as the Trumpites have done to the perverse left wing in watching them cheat, steal, and rape, while gathering proof for the tribunals. Benjamin was taken down to 600 men and was almost extinguished as a tribe, which will happen to the D.S. American Civil War Marilyn Klinke - 07/28/09 (David's notes in red) In the dream, a Godly sister in Christ and I were at some train tracks, watching young men board the trains. The young men were dressed in American Civil War uniforms and going off to war. The sister and I implored them not to go, telling them that this war would not be good and that brother would end up fighting brother. No one would heed our tearful pleas; they just kept boarding the trains.  I noticed that, in addition to each soldier carrying a rifle, they also had a small pack or tray of seedling vegetables, like you plant in your garden in the spring. I understood the part of the dream about civil war coming, but was puzzled over the seedling vegetable plants. I felt that somehow the plants represented in some way the disruption of food or crops because of the civil war, but after praying I also thought that they might indicate that the war would start in the spring. Perhaps this dream has some relevance to the events we see coming to pass now. (The second seal in Rev. 6:3-4 is war and the third seal in Rev. 6:5-6 is famine.)  Civil War in the US Kenneth R. Atnip, Sr. - 12/18/2010 (David's notes in Red) My 16-year-old daughter, Maryann, had a dream a few days ago. She dreamed of civil war against the…government. The scene was very chaotic and those in rebellion to the government were going house to house forcing any and all men to join with them. Many of us Christians were in hiding, not willing to join in a rebellion against the government. (The right-wing will be a threat against Christians, too, who will not kill. Although Christians will not agree with the government they will obey Jesus and not take up arms to kill them. He has others without Biblical convictions to do that.) She awoke in the middle of the night with a strong taste of blood in her mouth. Her 13-year-old sister, Aimee, woke up as well and immediately asked her what was wrong. The 16-year-old said that she had the taste of blood in her mouth to which the 13-year-old asked, "Were you dreaming of war?" Somehow she knew that she was dreaming of war. Last November my three-year-old son, Jeremiah, slept with Mom and Dad. He awoke at 5:30 AM yelling, "War is coming ... people are dying ... people are crying to God". He has no idea what these things are. It woke me out of a dead sleep and I sat up and looked at him. He was wide awake and started telling of hearing a noise: "pop, pop, pop", he kept repeating. All day he kept talking about big balloons coming and looking out the window. He said, "Maybe they won't come; maybe they will pop". (This will become a shooting war.) Should we Die by the Sword or the Cross? David Eells I want to preface what I am about to say with this:  I am in agreement with Cyrus/Trump conquering Babylon and bringing an end to its extreme criminality. But when this turns into a Civil War I do not agree Christians should disobey Jesus and fight with flesh and blood which we are commanded not to do. We should leave this up to those who are doing this. Our Kingdom is not of this world.  We are called to bring as many people as possible from both sides into the Kingdom of God and eternal life. Those who disobey our Kingdom will not be a part of it. Please be very patient with me and I will share something that just may save your physical and eternal life. If you are not willing to believe only what the scriptures say concerning your relationship to this evil world and its God-ordained plan in your life, don't waste your time reading this. When Peter used the sword to keep Jesus from going to the cross, He said, "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword". Even though the true saints will not agree with much that is about to happen in this world, they will not take "the sword" of man and break their covenant with God as the apostates and their leadership will. God's plan for His people is demonstrated by Jesus. (Jn.12:23) And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. (24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit. (25) He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. (26) If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor. As Jesus was a seed sown in the dirt of this earth, so must we be. The wicked of this world are the dirt that puts to death the fleshly husk of the seed so that the inner life may come forth and bear fruit. As a lamb does not struggle with a wolf, the seed does not struggle with the dirt but permits it to fulfill its purpose. (Lk.10:3)...I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves. In God's plan wolves devour the flesh of the lambs. He uses the wicked to chasten His children. (2Sam.7:14) I will be his father, and he shall be my son: if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men. (2Cor.4:11) For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. (16) Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. (17) For our light affliction, which is for the moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory. The glory of God will be manifested in those who will "resist not him that is evil" but will "turn the other cheek" and permit the dirt to do its job. No one else can drive the nails, friend. You are unable to do it and other Christians shouldn't do it.  It is God's plan to use the harlot and the beast to crucify our old man. (Acts 2:23) [H]im (Jesus), being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay. (4:27) [F]or of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together, (28) to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass. Through death to self at their hands, the world will see Jesus in us and we will be enabled to fulfill the great commission. (1Pet.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; (2) that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. In the days when God's people were ruled over by the Roman beast it was written: (Rom.13:1) Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the [powers] that be are ordained of God. (2) Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment. Though Christians are forbidden to take the mark and image of the beast, they are also forbidden to take up arms against secular nations over them. This puts the people of God in a position of weakness like Jesus when He submitted to His cross instead of fighting. Using Babylon and her king as a type of the U.S. and her President, God warned his people to submit to her as far as secular matters go. “Obey every ordinance of man for the Lords sake” (Jer.27:5) I have made the earth, the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm; and I give it unto whom it seemeth right unto me. (6) And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant.... (7) And all the nations shall serve him.... (8) And it shall come to pass, that the nation and the kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the Lord, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand. (Notice that DS Babylon has sent these three things against God's people and is killing many.) (9) But as for you (Christians), hearken ye not to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreams, nor to your soothsayers, nor to your sorcerers, that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: (10) for they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land, and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.... (12) And I spake to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live. (13) Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the Lord hath spoken concerning the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? (14) And hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon; for they prophesy a lie unto you. (15) For I have not sent them, saith the Lord, but they prophesy falsely in my name; that I may drive you out, and that ye may perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you. Fear this warning and do not listen to false prophets who come as patriots to stir up Christians to rebel against this country. Those who do, God will destroy by the hand of this government. In this way God will cleanse His body of those that refuse to obey and go to their cross. Jesus said, "Love your enemies", not shoot them, and "turn the other cheek", not make war on them. That's what those concentration camps are for, friends. They are expecting and waiting for Christians to "take the sword". Our Lord said, "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword". I am certainly not excusing the government's actions in any of this. God will bring the U.S. against His people and their apostate leaders because they have ignored His covenant. (Hos.8:1) [Set] the trumpet to thy mouth. As an eagle [he cometh] against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law. (2) They shall cry unto me, My God, we Israel know thee. (3) Israel hath cast off that which is good: the enemy shall pursue him. (4) They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. In the days of Jesus we see this same type in these days. The apostate people of God were in bondage to the Roman beast for their rebellion against the Word. These stiff-necked people of God were in constant revolution against the Romans and paying a great penalty for it. (Mk.15:6) Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner, whom they asked of him. (7) And there was one called Barabbas, [lying] bound with them that had made insurrection (revolution), men who in the insurrection had committed murder. (8) And the multitude went up and began to ask him [to do] as he was wont to do unto them. (9) And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? (10) For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up. (11) But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. (Jn.18:40) They cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. Notice that Barabbas and many with him were in prison for making a revolution against the Romans. Jesus suffered in the place of this Jewish patriot. In like manner the true body of Christ will suffer innocently because of "Christian" patriots who will revolt against the U.S./U.N. beast. In another type, Barabbas was chosen out of all the Jews that were in prison with him to be released. Barabbas means "son of the father". Because Jesus went to the cross, a remnant of these people who truly are "sons of the Father" will be forgiven and saved. Militant patriots do not understand what the Holy Spirit showed in this text, that killing Romans or Americans is "murder" and that those who steal from them are "robbers". Remember, God did not defend almost 1000 very religious patriots whom the Romans destroyed. In 66 A.D. when the Jews rebelled against the Romans, they captured this mountain 1000 meters above the Judean wilderness. In a well-supplied, seemingly impregnable fortress, the Jews attempted for seven years to hold out against the Roman beast. In a clear type, all but a remnant of seven committed suicide and brought an end to the worldly state of Israel. "Christian" rebels in our day will, in effect, commit suicide by fighting against the beast and bring an end to the worldly state of the Church.  Jesus gave us permission to "flee" like sheep before the wolves, but not to fight in the flesh as wolves. (Mt.10:16) Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (23) But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. Notice that this persecution will spread the Word through the cities of God's people and He will come. Praise His Name!   Every beast kingdom was raised up by God to chasten and bring into bondage and crucifixion His rebellious people and so it will be with the Babylon of our day. Our warfare is not with flesh and blood men but with the demon principalities and powers that rule them (Eph.6:12). (Mt.5:38) Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: (39) but I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Jas.4:7)...resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Many will fight to keep from going into captivity but only God determines if one needs this for their maturing. (Rev.13:9) If any man hath an ear, let him hear. (10) If any man [is] for captivity, into captivity he goeth: if any man shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. Only God gives authority to the beast to bring His people into bondage or death.  Not only can God protect those who are mature but He can also give rest to those who need to submit to their cross. (Jn.19:11) Jesus answered him, Thou wouldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above. Like our Lord, we are to receive everything as from God and leave retaliation up to Him. (Rom.12:17) Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men. (18) If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. (19) Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath [of God]: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. (20) But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. (21) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Our old man wants to live by defending self and retaliating, but our obedience to these commands crucifies that carnal nature in us. Satan seeks through well-meaning people to keep us from this cross. (Mt.16:21) From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. (22) And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall never be unto thee. (23) But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men. Notice that Peter, by the spirit of Satan was a stumbling block by trying to dissuade Jesus from going to His cross. Peter later took the sword, to try to enforce his way and again met with rebuke. (24) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (25) For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.  Even when we are at our best, the hidden carnal nature must be crucified. (1Pet.2:20) For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted [for it], ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it], ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. (21) For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: (22) who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (23) who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously. What could be clearer? We are to follow in Jesus' steps by cooperating with God's process of using the harlot religious system and the beast kingdom to bring us to the cross. We are not to resist them by force. The laws of our kingdom do not permit us to fight in the flesh to escape captivity. (Jn.18:36) Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. In the days leading up to a civil war in the midst of the One World Order, many will stand up against the U.S. as the king of the South.  Included among these are some of God's people who will try to impose their vision of the kingdom of God in the U.S. by violent methods, but they will be killed. (Dan.11:14) And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the children of the violent among thy people shall lift themselves up to establish the vision; but they shall fall. God will not permit fleshly methods to have any success so that His people learn to walk in the Spirit. (12:7)...[I]t shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of (self in) the holy people, all these things shall be finished. Notice that our temptation to use our own power must be crucified. (Zec.4:6)...Not by (our) might, nor by (our) power, but by my Spirit, saith Lord of hosts.  War is of the world and is motivated by lust, not God. (Jas.4:1) Whence [come] wars and whence [come] fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your pleasures that war in your members? (2) Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and covet, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war; ye have not, because ye ask not. Those who join with the world to make war on their enemies are enemies of the cross and of God. (4) Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God. Much more on this subject Here: https://www.ubm1.org/?page=swordorcross  We do have a spiritual warfare to accomplish.  Jesus gave us authority over the principalities and powers and rulers of this darkness and this is the only way this battle is won. Luk 10:19  Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.  Rev 12 tells us the saints won this battle with the dragon, who is the devil and the god of Babylon, in the heavenlies. Rev 12:7-12  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels;  8  and they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.  9  And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.  10  And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night.  11  And they (The saints) overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.  12  Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe for the earth and for the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time. (Then comes the war against the saints in Rev.13.)   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

Bold Is...
Hosea 5:1-15

Bold Is...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 28:14


How timely that on this week's podcast we're talking about sin and the slow movement of the boundary lines between right and wrong. We are seeing this now more than ever with the overturn of Roe V. Wade in our country last Friday. Americans, even some Christians, are outraged over the decision, going far as to tell other believers not to celebrate because of the emotional harm it may do to unbelieving pro-choicers. And while I'm not going to get into those details—that's for a whole other article—I do think there is so much to learn in this fifth chapter of Hosea. This chapter contains the warnings to the priests, people, and king of Israel. Their punishments are laid out, along with the reasons why they're about to be punished. The Israelites were pretending to love the Lord, going so far as to bring him sacrifices, but God is clear with them that their hearts were far from him. In verse four, it says “Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God” (Hosea 5:4, ESV). They were spending all their time in sin, not in obedience, and the consequence was that they no longer had access to their Creator. The verse that really stood out to me though, was verse 10. “The princes of Judah have become like those who move the landmark; upon them I will pour out my wrath like water” (Hosea 5:10, ESV). In ancient times, boundary lines between neighbors were made by laying out stones in a line, so moving the landmark implied moving the stones—in this case likely in the secrecy of night. In essence, they were stealing land that was not theirs. But God is not talking about physical boundaries here; he's talking about spiritual ones. His people were slowly moving the boundaries between right and wrong, between the true God and the idols they had created. In the same way moving physical boundary lines probably didn't happen overnight, spiritual boundaries don't change overnight either. It starts with one little push past what we know to be right and good. “It's not a baby, it's just a fetus.” Right? Little by little, we allow ourselves to believe things that are not only lies, but completely fly in the face of what God says is right. And just like the Israelites got themselves into deep trouble by shifting these boundaries, we will do the same if we aren't actively searching God's word for His truth. There are consequences for opposing God's truth in search of our own “truth.” Our “truth” will not save us. Only God's truth will. Take heed from the Israelites downfall. Go back to that simple verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT). Our understanding will always cause us to shift those boundaries according to what feels right in that moment. Trusting in the Lord alone will keep those boundaries straight. Trust Him, my friend! Now go out and be bold!

Today's Catholic Mass Readings
Today's Catholic Mass Readings Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Today's Catholic Mass Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022


Full Text of ReadingsSolemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Lectionary: 590, 591All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saints Peter and PaulPeter (d. 64?) Saint Mark ends the first half of his Gospel with a triumphant climax. He has recorded doubt, misunderstanding, and the opposition of many to Jesus. Now Peter makes his great confession of faith: “You are the Messiah” (Mark 8:29b). It was one of the many glorious moments in Peter's life, beginning with the day he was called from his nets along the Sea of Galilee to become a fisher of men for Jesus. The New Testament clearly shows Peter as the leader of the apostles, chosen by Jesus to have a special relationship with him. With James and John he was privileged to witness the Transfiguration, the raising of a dead child to life, and the agony in Gethsemane. His mother-in-law was cured by Jesus. He was sent with John to prepare for the last Passover before Jesus' death. His name is first on every list of apostles. And to Peter only did Jesus say, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:17b-19). But the Gospels prove their own trustworthiness by the unflattering details they include about Peter. He clearly had no public relations person. It is a great comfort for ordinary mortals to know that Peter also has his human weakness, even in the presence of Jesus. He generously gave up all things, yet he can ask in childish self-regard, “What are we going to get for all this?” (see Matthew 19:27). He receives the full force of Christ's anger when he objects to the idea of a suffering Messiah: “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do” (Matthew 16:23b). Peter is willing to accept Jesus' doctrine of forgiveness, but suggests a limit of seven times. He walks on the water in faith, but sinks in doubt. He refuses to let Jesus wash his feet, then wants his whole body cleansed. He swears at the Last Supper that he will never deny Jesus, and then swears to a servant maid that he has never known the man. He loyally resists the first attempt to arrest Jesus by cutting off Malchus' ear, but in the end he runs away with the others. In the depth of his sorrow, Jesus looks on him and forgives him, and he goes out and sheds bitter tears. The Risen Jesus told Peter to feed his lambs and his sheep (John 21:15-17). Paul (d. 64?) If the most well-known preacher today suddenly began preaching that the United States should adopt Marxism and not rely on the Constitution, the angry reaction would help us understand Paul's life when he started preaching that Christ alone can save us. He had been the most pharisaic of Pharisees, the most legalistic of Mosaic lawyers. Now he suddenly appears to other Jews as a heretical welcomer of Gentiles, a traitor and apostate. Paul's central conviction was simple and absolute: Only God can save humanity. No human effort—even the most scrupulous observance of law—can create a human good which we can bring to God as reparation for sin and payment for grace. To be saved from itself, from sin, from the devil, and from death, humanity must open itself completely to the saving power of Jesus. Paul never lost his love for his Jewish family, though he carried on a lifelong debate with them about the uselessness of the Law without Christ. He reminded the Gentiles that they were grafted on the parent stock of the Jews, who were still God's chosen people, the children of the promise. Reflection We would probably go to confession to Peter sooner than to any of the other apostles. He is perhaps a more striking example of the simple fact of holiness. Jesus says to us as he said, in effect, to Peter: “It is not you who have chosen me, but I who have chosen you. Peter, it is not human wisdom that makes it possible for you to believe, but my Father's revelation. I, not you, build my Church.” Paul's experience of the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus was the driving force that made him one of the most zealous, dynamic, and courageous ambassadors of Christ the Church has ever had. But persecution, humiliation, and weakness became his day-by-day carrying of the cross, material for further transformation. The dying Christ was in him; the living Christ was his life. Saint Paul is the Patron Saint of: Greece Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media

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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. They will not escape this judgment.)    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  

Gospel Spice
Our glory is rooted in God's delight of us!

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 46:43


Why are we wired to seek glory for ourselves? Stephanie suggests to you that we are wired by God Himself to seek glory because this reveals our deep longing for identity. And we will find and keep our identity when we make God's opinion of us, namely His delight in us, the deepest root cause of our identity and glory. We all seek our worth – our weight, our glory – in the eyes of another. We are born looking for someone looking for us, as we have seen with our recent guests Curt Thompson and James Bryan Smith. We seek to be safe, seen, soothed and secure. Only God is SAFE when it comes to placing our glory within His hands. Only God is the rational logical choice – why seek your identity in the mirror-eyes of others when His eyes are available? Only God can soothe/satisfy our longing for glory eternally. His opinion beats all others in quality, accuracy, depth, and power to transform. Why settle for less? So, next time we are tempted to find glory (it can look like a search and a hunger for meaning, identity, fame, approval, love…) let's not go to our usual escape mechanisms, our indulgences of choice: social media, food, drink, shopping, addictions of any kind like porn or alcohol or drugs or gaming; let's not go first to our wife or husband or children or best friends. Go to God and wrestle through the unbelief until you remember the extent of the delight God takes in you. Say this to your heart: “God's delight of me is the source of my glory.” "Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” (Zephaniah 3:17, HCSB) Rejoicing. Gladness. Quietness. Love. Delight. Joy. That is literally how God feels about you. who are you to disagree with Him? If God doesn't constantly think negative thoughts about you, why then should you? Stephanie offers practical questions to assess our hearts when we receive glory from another: does it please my Father? Is it in accord with my identity in Christ? Does it glorify God ultimately? What does it do to my heart and my intimacy with Jesus? Does it draw me closer from Him or further away? Finally, is this glory measured in the Kingdom of God, or in the world of man? Our legitimate, safe, appropriate glory is found in the delight God takes in us. GOD'S GLORY, OUR DELIGHT | THE GOSPEL SPICE SERIES Delighting in the glory of God. Does this concept strike you as reserved for spiritual contemplatives? What if, instead, it proved the highly practical, deeply foundational perspective you need right now? Why does God's glory even matter in our day and age? How can we learn from Jesus to make His glory our true North and lifelong quest? What keeps us from fully stepping into this God-ordained purpose for our life? How do we kindle delight for God on a daily basis? And, once we have embraced God's glory as our heart's true delight, how can we then come alongside others? Join us to cultivate a sincere delight for God's glory, rooted in an honest, hard look at the depth of our need, and in the much deeper Reality of His grace. Trace the glory of God through Scripture and in your own life. Behold the exact radiance of God's glory, revealed in Jesus. Learn to see yourself as Christ does—through the lens of the Father's love at the cross. Jesus offers to overwhelm our deadly self-centeredness with His resurrection power. He carries us every step of the way, even as He calls us to true humility on the path to glory. Who has time to cultivate the delight that comes from pondering the glory of God? And yet, nothing could be more urgent today. Marthas and Marys, Peters and Johns—we are all invited to dare to dream of a lifestyle of God-centered delight. Nothing could be more practical. Support us!

Positioned to Prosper with Erica Pyle
Is Manifestation a Christian Thing?

Positioned to Prosper with Erica Pyle

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 35:44


#088// Do you think manifestation is something a Christian should be "messing" with?Recently I've heard a good number of female Christian voices on social media warning their followers about the practice of manifestation. The general message has been: "Stay away from manifestation. Only God can manifest things." I don't see support for that sort of advice in scripture. On the contrary, I see good basis to believe it's *imperative* we understand the way God moves in manifestation and how we are to partner with Him to bring His Kingdom to earth.On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast we're going to get into the difference between godly manifestation and the sort of manifestation that is promoted in new age and witchcraft practices, and then I'll share with you how to make sure you're partnering with God to manifest His word as you walk powerfully in this earth. The thing is, friend, if we let the devil convince us that manifestation is somehow evil, he'll have tricked us into giving up one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to bring the Kingdom.Are you ready to learn all about righteous manifestation and how to partner with God to see His will come into the earth? Then grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let's Go!Weekly Bible Study with Erica: Want to jump into a weekly, online Bible Study with Erica? She's leading a study of the book of Acts on Thursday evenings at 8pm ET via the REVIVE WomanFacebook page. Head to revivewoman.org/FB to visit and follow the page, and then join us on Thursdays as we dig into Acts. It's time to get serious about studying the word, Sis. Let's do it together!

Youth BiOY
Day 172: It's the Heart that Matters

Youth BiOY

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 15:15


Proverbs 15:11,13, 1 Kings 8:23,39,54–55,58,61, Acts 14:8–11,14–22,26–27. Your heart lies ‘open before the Lord' (Proverbs 15:11) Only God sees and knows the heart of every human being (1 Kings 8:39)

Bible in One Year
Day 172: It's the Heart that Matters

Bible in One Year

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 25:32


Proverbs 15:11-20, 1 Kings 8:22-9:9, Acts 14:8-28. Your heart lies ‘open before the Lord' (Proverbs 15:11) Only God sees and knows the heart of every human being (1 Kings 8:39)

Recalibrate with Milton
THE EMASCULATED FATHER - a sign of the times

Recalibrate with Milton

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 50:52


The power of a dad in a child's life is unmatched, unprecedented, unequaled, its unrivaled ONLY GOD supersedes such power. One hug from dad is worth 20 kisses from mom Who we are as dads speaks of who our children will become in the future Your son will become like you Your daughter will end up marrying someone like you  Men, you have the power to impact your children either for good or for bad, you words bless them or curse them, you have the power to lift them up or tear them down, you can either fill them hope or inundate their minds and hearts with despair . Proverbs 20:7 It is a wonderful heritage to have an honest father (TLB)

Straight From The Heart Radio

God has visited His people- Jesus spoke a word to a grieving mother's dead son and he returned from the dead. Only God could display such power and authority. Jesus came to solve the problem of sin and death, but many misunderstood what His mission was.

Ask Dr. E
Did Jesus give the Apostles the power to forgive sins?

Ask Dr. E

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 14:21


Q: Jesus breathes on the disciples (John 20:22) and they receive the the Holy Spirit. Seems like creation account when He breathed life into Adam. It seems like a picture of we're dead in our sins but when forgiven because of the cross, we receive new life, abundant and eternal life and the Holy Spirit dwells within us. Why does John 20:23 seem to imply Jesus also conferring power to forgive sins to the disciples. Only God can forgive and Jesus spends first 17 chapters building the narrative of His oneness with the Father in all the I AM statements. What is the point of conferring power to forgive in v23? This seems out of place giving all Jesus does to secure our forgiveness by dying on the cross and being resurrected. How should we think about this?

The FLOT Line Show
Time on Earth, Part 3 (2012)

The FLOT Line Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 28:27


You have been given a certain amount of time on Earth. Only God knows the time, the manner and the place of your departure. Your mission during your time on Earth is to shine the light of the Gospel, to re-present Jesus Christ to those in darkness. “I am the Light of the world and he who follows Me shall no longer walk in darkness but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12). You must be ready to shine the light anywhere, any time, any day to lead lost men and women to Christ. “Now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Eph 5:8). This means you are the reflective light of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The truth of the Word of God in your soul is the battery that produces the light. “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps 119:105). The light of God's Word keeps you from stumbling in the darkness of Satan's world and comforts you. Your attitude and actions can enlighten the lost man. You are an ambassador for Christ. Shine the light. Click for Full Transcript: https://rhem.pub/time-earth-6a01fb --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rick-hughes/message

CrossPolitic Studios
TCND: The One That's All About Change (Meet Our New Minion) [The Comedian Next Door]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 49:33


John and the Peaches are on a video call with Tabby and our new intern... So--rather than joining us at the table, you can roll up at a chair at the office desk! Today, we're talking about the fact that things change and people grow, and sometimes we regret things we said years ago. (Hey, that rhymes.) We place a high value on "consistency" (as opposed to hypocrisy), which is a good thing EXCEPT there may come a point where the focus on consistency will prevent us from making necessary changes. Why are we so afraid to be DIFFERENT than we were in the past?In this episode: -We can't say all the truth things at once. Only God can. -Do something that Future Tabby will thank you for! (Good job, Past Tabby.)-How can an aspiring young minion get her foot in the door of the entertainment industry? (Spoiler: The Comedian doesn't know.)Plus more! If you'd like to contact us, email nextdoor@johnbranyan.com. Also, consider supporting the show by visiting johnbranyan.com and joining the Comedy Clique. Mark your calendars for July 27th to 30th, 2023. We're going on a VACAY WITH COMICS, and we want you to come laugh with us.