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[BYWG BEST OF]Dr. John Demartini on the Breakthrough Experience

Beyond Your Wildest Genes

31:22 min | 11 months ago

[BYWG BEST OF]Dr. John Demartini on the Breakthrough Experience

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To beyond while jeans, podcasts for those are inspired to share the practical side science genetics, and we discussed the physical chemical, nutritional, emotional and spiritual well-being determinant of how your genes express how your life expresses these characteristics, so today is a very special opportunity for me. My guest today Dr John De Martini. He's a world renowned researcher writer healer in philosopher WHO's traveled the globe with science and wisdom in human consciousness. Today we are live, and we are at the breakthrough experience. His signature program and I'm thrilled to share his teachings with you today while I'm John. So John First thing. We usually start with with our audiences. Give them a little chance to get to know you start maybe with the why who you are and why you do what you do. I have been involved in. The study of the behavior. Anything that could help maximize human behavior human awareness potential. And the golf -ment of consciousness. Since nineteen, seventy two. When I was inspired by a one gentleman might one hour. With one message in a why I was in Hawaii Hawaii the time. and His name was Paul Brag? And inspired me to. Doing I'm doing today. And for the last forty four and a half years. I have been on a mission. To researching everything in anything, get hands on. It can help individuals to extraordinary things. That more magnet salons inspired lives. And To more with what they've got. And so I've been. It's led me to every imaginable field of endeavor. And a lot of mentors. I travel fulltime. Round the world today. I have researched out. Thirty thousand. And, I everything I can to to to that objective. And I do it every day. I speak well today, travel muster today. I reached for trump's teach. That's what I do every day. I have been a student of yours for over twenty years Virtually various seminar formats and more at experiences like this over the last twelve or thirteen years I can honestly say that the information that you share the tools that you teach or something that are practical. Just theory, although the theory in the science is strong and real and proven, but the actual application of that is what makes your work so much more life, changing and pivotal. one thing that I think is is illuminated a lot of times when when I heard you speak is in in human behavior Newman Dynamics. There's a lot of folk focus on being happy. And you know living a life of happy. You're going to be more successful if you're happy. You're going to be richer if you're richer. You'RE GONNA be more happy. It's just a wonderful cycle happiness and I think you perhaps have a different perspective to share on that I stay aristotle. Clement Student the classics. And I remember him mentioning that there were two forms of happiness. And probably a gradation train. On was hedonistic immediate, gratifying happiness which is translated. And is such a sticking. And the other is a long term meaningful. Wellness wellbeing seeking. which endured pleasures and pains the pursuit of it. And he was emphasizing this and parmenides and other philosophers of the Greeks. and. You'll platonic first. They all understood this stoic center. So what most people do. is they don't realize that there is layers in the brain. And the more primitive, the brain, more centralized older portions of the Brian you might say. Is more about avoiding pain him seeking pleasure. It's more avoiding predators seeking prey. Avoiding punishment seeking reward. And is very small timeframe or In emergencies you need to chase the food and you need to get rid of the on. The more outer layers, the brain or evolved. was having foresight planning. Inspired Vision Strategic Planning, executing plans self-governance towards longer term visions that had meaning and fulfillment were purposeful tilly logical. And he said people that pursue those. Have a wellness quotient have a longer life. They're more likely to have self worth and like have networks. So there's a wealth quotient. They're more likely to have a balanced Ryan tation with more objective thinking, instead of subjective bias at the AMIGA is responsible for. And so there's different types of happiness, so because most people precede happiness in terms of the immediate. Revocation abide by this consumerism, a quick fix cutting. I find that most people think of happens in terms of those terms. If you use the word happiness in terms of wellness, which he distinguished from the hedonism to Dimona. And this demonic state which is wellness coach. Was a longer term more fulfilling happiness so I don't lie to confuse the word happiness for that. I say there are people that are searching for meaning and fulfillment live in Turkish. There's people looking for me pleasure. People looking for pleasure attract paints. People that embrace meaning embrace both pain and pleasure pursuit of it. And they're more well rounded. They're more fulfilled and the have a longer life, so I'm not promoter of happiness as typically mass sold. I'm interested in in. Happiness isn't devoted counts of fulfillment of meeting. Viktor, Frankl talked about in search of meaning. Need, she talked about search power at Floyd in of pay a pleasure for. One that was meaningful. Viktor Frankl's the ones who survived the concentration camps because they had that longer term version out. So personal using that to describe happiness the great. If, not I think that there's a deeper more profound former fulfillment than a person can have. It is more empowering in her life and more service oriented than just immediate narcissistic of getting a quick fix pleasure, which we know, the second we buy something or did something. It's transient at best temporary. We have to get up. set up in the brain the second. Get a pleasure. The second time you do, get pleasure from. Most people can identify the first time. They kissed somebody. They were infatuated. And Man, that's a log kissed the second time. It's a little less law. And after about twenty times, it was a pretty short kissed. This is he gonNA kind of Tation. Automatically making sure that we don't get addicted to pleasure. and to try to find meaning in a long term, relationship will find meaning. And Bobby Addicted to the pleasure. So happiness. Has a great nation. And the most fulfilling happiness as well that is etched meaning. The distinction between the animal and human. Is the animal can find pleasure. But they won't five meaning. We distinguish ourselves from the lower species by affiliate of meaning. And the word meaning. Is finding the golden mean between the pot holes of opposites, our emotions live by. And what's the Buddha described as the Serb the search for that which is unavailable and the desire to avoid that which is unavoidable, is a source of suffering, so that hedonistic model is actually a source of our passionate suffering. On our our mission, not our passion aren't inspired. Mission for meaning is something that has lasting effect and expand their space and time horizons allows us to leave Lega season have more long term value in the world and leaves us feeling fulfilled. We made a a great life. We people. So I think a lot of people listening are are looking for. Concepts that they can use everyday in terms of of living longer life healthier life, a better life more filled life is probably really the target. That is the thing that they're seeking in that in some of the work that you do in keeping the emotional. Sways and polls and ups and downs, and sideways that tended. Take people that past film. It is really what you do here at the break through experience in your teachings in your writings in the articles that people will see in the videos that they see on line. So when we talk about balancing emotions, are we talking about being numb, or are we talking about being centered? It's a Christian I M. People who are? New to the work that I do. When I tell them that emotions are implicated awareness. So if you're infatuated with somebody. They occupy space and time in your mind, and they run you when you resentful to somebody, they occupy space and time in there. In your mind, they run you. When you have a balanced emotion. Iran you. And when you infatuated, you're assuming the pauses. You're blind the negatives. And you're attracted like an animal with an impulse. If resentful, you're assuming the negatives. You're blind. The upsides puzzles. And you're like an instinct running for Prey Predator. And so you're basically in that primitive part of the brain, so the more extreme the polarity, the emotions more permanent, the bright. More centralized or inner brain functions. For Survival. The outer layers, the brain are involved and foresight and thinking and reason acclaimed robots the seventies. And when you live in a way that subjective, and it's reasonable. You do not get caught in infatuation evidence. You have gratitude. Could you see the hidden ordering things, CASS? If love because love is the balance state, a poorest people confuse adulation without. Love is a the bracing of. The support and the challenge, the positive and the negative. The aspiration was the person you love you're GonNa like and dislike? It's GonNa Ashley. When you can integrate, appreciate both of you. You're going to be more. Used because you feel like you have, you can see things objectively have strategies to achieve things be more inspired because you're living by your highest value, your intrinsic. and which is continuously inspired to go and act. More present do not sitting with emotions passed a future. And, you're more. In the state of certainty, not wavering with these emotions. So gratitude and love and inspiration enthusiasm are synthesized feelings. Were the pairs of opposite to come together together at the same time. and. Emotions are polarized. So, you're not going to get rid of feelings. You're just going to transform polarized feelings into synthesize. and. I've been doing the to experience for twenty eight years taking over made people through. Sixty two countries. And every weekend I have people that come in polarize emotions there things are infatuated within resenting. It's running their lives. I helped to go through. A process called the Martini method. When they're done. They have synthesized feelings. They're grateful if you'll love for the person. Love themselves inspired by what happened in the not sitting there with stories their whose one act. And they have feelings, but it's not different. It's feelings are synthesized. Poised is a poise presence of a poison emotional state. Well and what I've experienced certainly clinically in working with people as a chiropractor in watching people come through your program is that these polarized emotions are the root of a great deal of of sickness, a disease of illness? So can you talk a little bit about that firm Listener, so they get a perception of how that works, yes? Of. We have. An automatic nervous system. Or assistant has two primary divisions. Sympathetic! Primarily for challenges caused a fight or flight response. That's the Predator coming after us. We initiate that so anything that challenges our highest values that we perceive that could challenges. We activate that part of our automatic. And we create a fight or flight response. We get norepinephrine after that for Cortisol Testosterone histamine reactions. And you get all the reaction research polices to make sure yet more blood it more oxygen. Everything is ready for fight or flight comes online. And you oxidized the body. And, you, tablet is the body, and you break down the body in preparation. And your legal. I call system. Just break things down ready for or flight and energy. When you see something to support your value and you feel more arresting digesting. It represents pretty. You want to eat it and rest and and consumer. This is Anna Bolic. This is reductive. This is the opposite pole. So any you proceeding imbalance between support and challenge of your values, you're going to either activate the pair simply or the sympathetic dominates. In anytime you have an inbound to the issue create Ellis. What's the autumn not makes do. Is They? Change Geology? Example. If you see something to challenge your body, and you're sympathetic, comes online. The blood supply comes out of the digestive orange. Comes out of the things that relate to the immune system. and go out into the muscles for fight or flight. And into the longest debris, and to make sure you have energy and to get Ellen. And, your dream in Cortisol, bloom your often. Run your ready to fight flight. A rundown insistent on down to digestive system runs down many other things. Cardiovascular diseases increased turbulence in the vascular system. Beta constriction at certain things you start creating symptoms. If you stay in that state for long, your symptoms start happening. And the symptoms are feedback mechanisms. Let you know that you have an imbalanced perspective and you're seeing a Predator without pray. You're seeing a drawback a lot of benefit. You're seeing a negative that apologizing stress. Distress. If you on the other side and you see more support. And you get more pairs sympathetic. You going to Anabel. ISM as I've said. And now what happens is all the blood goes out for the muscles, approximate muscles failures. And he goes in for Digestion to digest food. And you absorb nutrients, and you're ready for a sluggishness, and if you were to go to extreme that way. Your muscles would lose home. Would end up getting fat. You'd accumulate wait. Your cardiovascular system would get lipids. Everything would go you so any of those extremes either side too far too extreme. Too sympathetic or pairs of that crates symptoms at create illness. And those symptoms or feedback to let us know that we're seeing more support than challenge or more challenging support. See if you get a prey food. And you don't have a predator. And there's no Predator out there. All you have pray you. Overeat sluggish, you get. You can get fat and I've IBD's cardiovascular disease problems. You need a Predator to keep you on your toes. Just amount makes you can run. It keeps fit so what they is that maximum growth development occurs Puerto Support Challenge Max growth devote occurs the border of pair synthetic synthetic automatics, so these are reciprocal opposites, who each other trying to keep things in balance to have access our allstate's. epigenetics comes in on this slow. Windows transmitters religious, a neuro hormone released from the auto x eggos circulating through the bachelor systems in the lymphatic system, the cerebrospinal fluid system Pena system or the archer system. And they go down to the cell walls and they've tasked receptors. When they do, those receptors create a cowboy lender stimulus and opened up a gate. and cyclic amp from sympathetic or psychic G. P. for the Para sympathetic is activated so wall. If! It's likely amp it activates. A series of enzyme causes the cascade of kindness aren't to be activated eventually goes into the nuclear poorly goes into the jeans and methylated the. And inhibits the genes to protect genes from radiation, which is day because most of the time we're in the daytime when we take all challenges at night arrest. So it activates, it protects genes for my tonic divisions, because radiation can damage jeans, and it will histone protect the his domes and keep them and stop transcriptions and stop from. And use up your reserves and what will happen is you'll meth late to conditions and tag various gene, and cause you to reverse back to regulatory DNA, this primitive species DNA that sitting stored in your DNA and create proteins and create things that are actually necessary for fight or flight, but not healthy for your on. On the other side if you get more relaxing in some air sympathetic. A you activate cyclic GNP unless transmitters you do foster tastes pathway you activate in the nuclear pore sealed CDL Asian from the history and the DNA and you unspeakable the DNA and causes pro transcription and causes release proteins to be released and rebuild the body. Your functional and enzymes everything else come online. So if we have too far one way or the other, we get to see later to methylated we illnesses, and this is the epigenetics methylation see the two primary genetic modulations of jeans and the history. Or the enzyme pathways 'cause it can go on any up. And each of those are correlated with illnesses including cancer. So, Kanter can be blasted for para, sympathetic or classic, sympathetic, and actually too much growth, or to erosion of of cells, and these are basically a result of US perceiving extremes of things at challenger buys or support, so if we infatuated, we get support, we resent we get challenge, so most illnesses are result of highly polarized emotions that accumulate in the subconscious line that never. Talk about. Emotions arise when people challenger support our values, our core values, and you know in these last couple of minutes at we have I know you have a specific tool on your website that perhaps you could tell people a little bit about maybe direct them to. Because I know, it's a great tree resource to just start this journey into values and understanding those roles that emotions can play in their health. The on my website on Dr de Martini Dot Com. At D. A. R. T. I dot Com Dr D. Martinez just Dr. We'll put it in the shown. Merchandise if they go on there on the menu on the left, you'll see determine your value. Each determination process it clicked. That up becomes another little thing. And this is a private thing, so this is only see this, so yes, you'll have to put your email and a you now have private access to process that you could determine what your values are. And what this does is it goes through thirteen questions that are very specific questions that what demonstrate what your life demonstrates important to you. So you look at how you fill your space how you spend your time. What energizes you what you spend your money on? What you where you're most organized where you're most disciplined. What do you think about visualizing the firm about how you want your life? That shows that it's coming true. What is it you converse with other people I want to talk about. What inspires you? What is the most consistent goals that are coming true in your life? And what is it you love learning about? And this is what your life demonstrates is able to of what your fantasies and social idealism attitude you come up with the you think are able to. Because when I ask people what what what are your values most of them? All kind of stuff. Not True. But your life demonstrates your so these are depictions of what your life demonstrates by going through their takes about thirty minutes of your time, and you want honesty interest you want to answer. It not is the way you hope it will be. You're not what you expect. People expect it to be or what it used to be. But what is your life chemistry the object? And if you do that, you'll get a really good indication of what you. Then, you want to start prioritizing your life according to what you value buskers anytime. You're living your life by your highest values. Yourself worth goes up your achievements. Go Up. Your objective reason goes up. And your executive brain comes online which moderates. The mcglynn emotional center. You become more reasonable, more objective, more balanced help. Show wellness quotient helps your immune system helps you achievement. She figured party actions. Anybody who didn't feel their day with I. Pray Actions Inspire them can expect low party distractions that won't. And it's low price. Distractions at create the emotion crate volatilities created self depreciation and create the illness, so if you're not taking command of your life as a master, you're going to be a victim of your history. So I. Tell People by going online doing that. It's at least the first step helping you prioritize your life. Take Command because I think anybody been to any form of prioritization knows that they do other day was very high. Part thanked. It's easy to say no to people that want their time. But they don't they vulnerable to outside distractions and nobody's going to dedicate your life to your fulfilment except you, so if you're not master planning your life at organizing your parties by your own values, you'll is guaranteed to be having lowest floor, wellness, quotient epigenetics, illnesses and While? We've pretty much used up our time here and I can't even imagine how valuable this is going to be for the listeners out there I. Know How Valuable Your Time is Dr John D.. Martinez I appreciate you taking the time to do this with me today. Is there any one thing that you would like to leave with our listeners and for everyone listening? Make sure you check out the show notes. We will have all of the contact information for Dr Martini. As you go through life. You. Keep inside. Know what you're really feel you call to do. You want to make a difference. You WanNa do something starter. At the second you go through life, and you meet somebody and you compare yourself to them. And you put them on a pedestal because you think they're are more intelligent, or you think more successful, you feel. They have more wealthy until they have a better relationship. Or you think somehow they are more influential. We think they're more attractive or healthier, or you think other more spiritually aware. The moment you compare yourself to them. And you're too humble to admit what you see in them inside you. And you play small relative to that. That you even knowing it. You're going to inject some of their values in your life, which would cloud the clarity of your own highest value. which then dilute the possibility of you living by? What's most important to you? Then devalue yourself in the process. Think you're not capable of doing malar and you'll probably sit there and I. Don't know what I really want to dedicate alive to limited cloudiness. You'll end up a follower, not a leader. You'll end up. The nine nine percent is not the one percenters. So I just want to say the give yourself permission to be. A magnificent who you really are. You're again revolves around your highest value. Is greater than any fantasy they impose on yourself. Eject from people that you compare subject so instead of comparing yourself to the people compare your daily actions to your own highest valued to prioritization. And you will raise your self worth you'll accomplish more. You'll say thank you yourself. You look in the mirror and say I love you. So last statement is no matter what you've done or not done. You're worthy of love, so give yourself permission to do some extraordinary plan our. That's the real you anything less than that is some injected you. See true to yourself. Don't live by the author supposed who's got to half twos must of others live by the inspiration love to`sign gratitude that you have within, and if you do, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish because the real used quite baggage. Thank you Dr. John Martini thanks everyone for listening this week on beyond your wildest jeans podcast as always. If you know someone who would like to hear this message, please feel free to forward. We are online at beyond your while this jeans dot Com as well as free on I tunes. Thanks very much. We'll talk to you again next week. You WanNa. Do something extraordinary. But the second you go through life and you meet somebody and you compare yourself to them. And you put them on a pedestal because you think they're are more intelligent or you think they're more successful, you feel. They have more wealthy utility, but better relationship, or you think somehow they are more influential. We think more attractive or healthier, or you think other more spiritually aware. The moment you compare yourself to them. And to humble to admit what you see in them inside you. And you play small relative to their. Without you, even knowing it, you're going to inject some of their values in your life, which would cloud the clarity of your own highest value. which will then dilute the possibility of you living by what's most important to you? Then devalue yourself in the process. Think you're not capable of doing more, and you'll probably sit there and go. I don't know what I really wanted to educate alive to limited cloudiness. You'll end up a follower leader. You'll end up. The nine nine percent is not the one percenters. So I. Just want to say the give yourself permission to be heated. Magnificence of who you really are revolves around your highest value. Is greater than any fantasy they to impose on yourself. You'll inject from people that you compare subject so instead of comparing yourself to other people compare your daily actions to your own highest values to prioritization. And you will raise your self worth you'll accomplish more. You'll say thank you yourself. You look in the mirror and say I love you. So last statement. No matter what you've done or not done, you're worth, so give yourself permission to do some extraordinaire planner. That's the real you anything less than that is some injected you. The true to yourself. Don't live by the show's autism. Who's got seems half twos. Must others live by the inspirations and love to`sign gratitude you have within, and if you do, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish because the real US quite beggars. Thank you Dr John De Martini and thanks everyone for listening this week on beyond your wildest jeans podcast as always. If you know someone who would like to hear this message, please feel free to forward. We are online at beyond. Your wildest jeans dot Com as well as free on itunes. Thanks very much. We'll talk again next week. Our July supplemented. The month is be white w magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most common deficiencies in current. 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John Sadler Interview August 22, 2020

The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

04:50 min | 10 months ago

John Sadler Interview August 22, 2020

"Well. John. Sadler is indeed with us. Now for a few minutes before we segue into the second half of the show John First of all good morning my friend. Thanks for taking a few minutes. Good Morning. Happy to have you on board looking forward to seeing higher power strut his stuff again in the Pacific classic. What can you tell us about him? Well he's not really well. I really feel he's a mile and a quarter horse. You know I think I was too short whatever Anna the other day but. The idea ran him in the in the preparation down here and was doing so well by distract. Let's just get one in A. So you know I think he's going back. He's just as good as it was last year. He's been lucky this year the second of the Gold Cup last time and you know things that have gone his way this year but he's doing great. So we're ready to go on Saturday. I pointed out the fact that even though he's over five since winning this race a year ago, he hasn't been beaten by slouches. He's losing to the likes of Veena Roseau and Muccio Gustavo an improbable and maximum security. Those are some tough horses right there John. I he's he's in you know the division is approved this year I mean you know this year? We Cat that. You know arguably the best sources, the world, the maximum security so a lot of you know a lot of these sources and you're in with everything like that. But but we disagreed horse and you know we're excited around and. You know that being said, we realise in live maximum security. So it'll be interesting to see how that all pans out. Other than, of course, just running faster than everybody else. What's the key for higher power turn the tables on maximum security and midcourt finished in front of him last time out. Yeah here. For him, it's just about. The trip where you know he's not a horse, it can overcome you know being bounced around or stopped or anything like that. He's a big course with a long steady stride. So these kind of a bit Cruzi trip, you know how where he can be you know reasonably placed somewhere and In the clear. So he that kind of trip. So that's why I think that's what he likes. It. Would be wise not to overlook higher power in today's Pacific classic. You have another horse in a win and you're in at del Mar and that's combatant who will go to the post and the del Mar Handicap. Tell me a little bit about combat. Good Horsey was the he won the seventy, a handicap. And Yeah, troubled trip in Oakland with brought them back up and. We ran him in the San Diego and he opted. Boston's eliminated at the start. So we thought we'd separate these two this weekend. Although he hasn't won on the grass before he's living, you know run some good races on the grass by Scat Daddy. you know I think he could be good on both surfaces and see. You know mentioned that he might like really firm turf, which is what we have here in California. Versus the East Coast to get a lot of rain. Saw He's GonNa get for a perfect. Otherwise you know he's wanted a mile quarter. This is pretty You know I was GonNa tell you John You you mentioned the scat daddy he also has he's out of a boundary mayor. Top and bottom he's bread to handle the grass and if he does with the way, he's running some of his best performances. You know you could be looking at potentially a sweep of the two winning your ends. Yeah well, we're excited. It's a big day for it. This is the the you know putting day this day Labor Day weekend or the highlights of the. So we'll have our largest crowder, the me whatever that means. Yeah it is so surreal isn't it being out there and not having all the fans that we're used to seeing? Totally, it's. It's really odd. You know been coming here for so many years You know. It's it's a year but I can say this I, mean that employees at the racetracks been outstanding the protocols for Kobe. Of the Front End, the back of the race tack it outstanding and everybody's doing their part. You know kind of unsung heroes So but I, really oppress the people the way they're handling stuff situation and stop all over whatever business your inner for you know. But this is one that you have to be here. So there's no real way kind of you know she can't. Do It on Zubeidi. Yeah well, John I know it's a busy morning I'll let you go appreciate the visit, my friend, and all the best with with the wind in your and all your horses coming up later today. Okay take care.

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Understanding Yoga and Meditation  Podcast Ep. 37

Living Healthy Podcast

40:19 min | 1 year ago

Understanding Yoga and Meditation Podcast Ep. 37

"And there was this woman forty years of her adult life every morning she would wake up and and she had this long stick and she over shoulders and she had to one on each side tether and she'd walk down this dirt path to a creek and she fill both of these clay pots up. Shoot turn around and walk right back to her home and this is what what her daily needs. Were for all the cooking the cleaning everything that the household needed. She did this every day for at least forty years. She had one pot. The came back full every time. Very proud of its accomplishments. Look at me. I came back again without spilling a drop the second pot. Aw come back about half full free. Sheepish didn't feel like it measured up show one day the part the back half full apologize to the woman Shari. I don't measure up to the needs and she goes whatever you mean. Should we fill me up at the creek By the time we get home hathaway empty so she takes the clay pot to the VERANDA and she says look down the metal. What do you see? She's going to see a metal actually flowers down the path. Because that's right. I recognize your the uniqueness along time ago and I planted seeds on your side of the path. Will you think is imperfection waters honors. The season makes it flowers grow because every day I go down there and I cut flowers bring these flowers into my home and they bring me joy and color the fragrance my way. I wouldn't change you if I couldn't find you. Perfect every day Welcome back to the perhaps the most chill episode of the Living Healthy podcasts. Yet I'm your host Andrew Bell and I'm your coach for any well then we just got done taking a yoga class at La Fitness Bernie. Can I officially say that. I'm a Yogi now. You're officially hitting the chill zone. She'll zone I'm trying to work my way out of it. We literally got taking a class about ten minutes ago So I think I saw you hit Nirvana one project boss moment where I looked over and I go. He's either asleep because is he's so at peace until yeah or he's like fully hitting his Nirvana and I'm actually I've only taken about. I think this is my fifth with Yoga class ever and I only took my first one probably three months ago with my wife. So this is like was super new to me. I'm definitely very nudie abyss so this is kind of cool because we have have the newbie perspective which is mine and then we have kind of the experience one which is yours and then we have very experienced one over here. Yes we ever experienced guest today which is our Yoga instructor for today. Fascinating fascinating man by the name of John Lyon. He's been a yoga instructor for La Fitness for a while now and as we said before we just got done with this class of first of all. John How did we do in the class. You did fantastic. We all know we probably completed. Yoga is more about the breath in the moving than the actual perfection action to go in there and strive for any type of perfection and oppose is not doing yoga. It's bringing in the stuff that harms so you guys did amazing so just go and flow flow with it and breathe with it and You did great perspective. I've never actually heard it. Put that way and I have to say that is exactly what I took took from your class. It was an hour of just being in the moment truly in the moment and from every whether it was like the anecdotes you told or whatever it was that we were doing it was so everything was just. It was very mindful very peaceful and it all kind of came full circle back to how could relate to everyone personally in their own life and it was a very healing and like spiritual experience it is it is and that's what this episode is about is kind of yoga but also meditation and how they kind of Interchange with with each other and work together But before we get started we have to break the flow of this episode. To remind you. If you're not a subscriber please subscribe to the podcast. That's how you'll you'll get new episodes delivered straight to your phone when we release them. which is every other Monday? If you're new and all year long we're going to be bringing on nutrition. Experts fitness experts in general health experts to talk about a variety. Righty of health topics. To help you get to and through your goals so all right. Let's get back to the show here so John First of all we WANNA learn a little bit about you your background. What got got you into Yoga because first of all people can't seem well if they see the thumbnail they will? But you probably don't look like the average person you would expect to be doing yoga. I don't yeah so so. What what got you into Yoga My wife is that we we started off two weeks before we went to see a movie and it was on the history of Yoga and it was about two and a half hours and at that point I thought it was about two hours and fifteen minutes too long and it was boring and it was a smoother and There's a lot of Yogis in there and just loved. It was a history of the breathing and the channels in the energy and all these different parts of Yoga and I just sat there and I fell asleep in and a couple of times it was their premier and so we walked out and they had this table tabletop with everybody who had anything to do with anybody who had energy in there. There's a producers the Editors the writers directors anybody who put any type of hands on that film were there and all these women around all these people around and they're all just gushing about it and that's my wife and I are walking out. They asked me what I think about the movie and I go. You don't want to know what I think about that. Other ask one of these other women he goes. Don't what do you think about it. And I told him I said well I go if you ask them to give you my honest opinion I go. I think it's a bunch of hocus pocus mumble bumble bee s and He he he okay. And that's the interesting thing is he just said Okay and and my wife was mad. I mean everybody was looking around like I was like the crazy guy and we walked out and Two weeks later. She asked me if I I wanted to take a yoga class. There's this place down the street that was free. I said if it's free it's for me and I went in there and I took the first class and It was physically challenging changing. But I told my wife before I go weird in there. I'm going to go ahead and just step outside and sit in the car because I don't you don't know what's what you're getting into yoga mystical. So Oh I went through that first class and physically challenged. I went through the second class the next day and Something happened to me and and that was when I was going to sleep I wasn't awake. I wasn't asleep and I just told my wife that you'll free my mind and I denied it at first when she said I go like I said it and that's when I realized that I need to do more of this. So that's what was my first weekend of Yoga is that it just freed. Read my mind after after two places that that was ten years ago ten years ago and it was just just There's a lot of dynamics in my life that we're going on that we're very challenging. I slept like a baby. Go to sleep and I'd be up about every fifteen twenty minutes Kinda you know. Restless solicit everything and that I'd go back to sleep but that piece that I experienced after just the second class was the Besley that I received and so I just found myself wanting to go back more and more and more and just eating more of it and which was really good. Wow that's awesome. That's yeah that's very cool is would you say what would you say is the ultimate ultimate goal of Yoga. Then is it to find that peace is it to heal your body. Is it just to get exercise to what. What is the ultimate goal of Yoga or meditation? General I it can be all of it because Yoga's uh-huh physical practice. There's definitely a physical dynamic that you will tone in sculpture body but there's also the piece component with the breath that you can find and yourself. Pardon me in his place of seated meditation and all Yoga is a moving meditation my perspective because the Word Word Yoga when it comes right down to it it translates into harnish into yoke and that's to connect the breath to the body and Dach- that's where you'll get is and it's been around for six thousand years and in the first but when I started yoga it was there to find seated meditation out that was the ultimate that was the ultimate go when Yoga I started six thousand years plus ago because they were all hunter gatherers they wanted to find a place to come to for stillness us so they practice these poses to find one in their body so they can meditate to their supreme being whatever it was meditation Yoga Alga Right Gateway to to meditate. Okay L. DO Yoga. The Yoga was there to help find and yourself into seat imitation sit comfortably comfortably invitation. Okay and so do you. Do you find that. There's a right or wrong way to practice. Meditating I don't know much about about it I kind of difficult especially in the beginning. So is there any like tips. You have for people who are just starting to meditate trouble either sitting still still clearing their mind or just getting to that seated place that they need to be is very challenging. Because you're confronted with one of the scariest things in life in that stillness. John Lewis our minds our program to constantly go. Go go perfection. The Best Excel. Whether it's at your work whether it's in your life you want to be the best you want to have the best car. She wanted to the best of everything and when you slow down to a place of stillness whether it is two minutes in posher five minutes and seated meditation and beyond it becomes that stillness becomes very very confronting and sometimes the best possible thing you can do for your body. It is absolutely nothing as sitting be still and just focusing on the breath but to get back to your pointing a a right or wrong way. There's no wrong way to meditate. But when you want to you definitely want to do it in seeded comfortable position because if you do it laying down you can fall asleep and your main focus is to focus on the breath right eight to clear your head of all holy thoughts in just to clear the thoughts on you what you WanNa do you find yourself. You want to observe the breath not find it as a focus and let everything pass through the mind all the fluctuations pass through like you're not attached to any of them because when you're sitting in a place of you're focusing on your breath you're thinking of your breath now if you observe the breath and you just let it pass through you with any without any attachment then you can find yourself in a place of meditation. That'll it'll take you further because thoughts always go through your mind when you're meditating. You can't turn off your mind it'll just constantly things will come through that kind of led into the next question of like. How what do you do when you can't stop thinking while you're meditating but I guess it's focus on the breath you just? Yeah the the mind works in a specific way you can only think about one thing at a time. So if you're focused on your breath you're not thinking about yesterday today or tomorrow thinking about. What's on your daily play? You're thinking of the breath fashion. You can kind of use it as technique is just watched the breath come into your nose to the back of your throat and fill up your lungs. And then that'll take you to a place where you you can start to focus on that and then you can get back and used that as technique to just watch the thoughts go through and is it almost like a way of organizing your thoughts in a sense or letting your mind kind of naturally organized your thoughts in that. You're you're letting them kind of passer you like voice heard like you kind of like the thought comes in your mind. YOU RECOGNIZE CNN is it. Let it go and try and focus back on the breath. Is that also part of meditation. Yeah Y- you. You definitely have a way of organizing but even organizing is the same as focusing seeing on breath. What you're writing? What you're trying to do is not shut the mind off completely but find it to a place of peace because I believe my opinion. Is that when you are able to shut the mind off away. From all the distractions it starts to go into a different mode of thought. It's not uncommon for somebody to walk out of a yoga class and say They had a a series of something at work that it was going on. They needed to find an answer to a specific question for something something a problem at work or at school and an hour or two after a class you come up with that solution and the reason I believe is because you've given your mind time I'm to really get into process And kind of you know to see through the confusion clearly or lack of another word analysis by paralysis. You've shut it down to work at higher speed clears the fog. They say the same thing about nerves too like with public speaking when people get really nervous my dad added always told me a story of how somebody would but a paper clip in their pocket and play with it with their hand. Because you can only focus on one thing at once if you're on that you're not focusing on being nervous but it's interesting 'cause I always wondered it's like you find that clarity while you're meditating any find that clear space but what about when you stop. Do you take it with you. But you're right. It's you use that moment to meditate to open up your mind to be able to clear out your mind and then let in three. So how do you. How do you train Brian do that in your classes so we took your class tonight and you seem like you're not quite the average yoga instructor? I don't know what the average is necessarily because I haven't taken a lot of classes. Maybe and you can say whether he's average or not but you seem like you have some unique takes on things. So what's your class like. What I try to do is step away from the history of Yoga and bring it into a practical application that you can use in your daily life What I WANNA do I have you in the room? I want to try to make an argument for you to come back again. So I'm speaking of the breath and you take your oldest companion. This reflects that we're using now are breath. And then we bring it to the forefront of our experience and give it our undivided attention for an hour and then all of a sudden this reflects that is our breath starts to strengthen into a muscle and as your practice matures it begins to hone into a tool like Britney was talking about the nervousness with the paper clip. Really what's happening when you're getting nervous. Your breath is shortening and when your breath is shorting is sending triggers up to your mind saying there's something went on right now. That's not right and I need to defend myself. Firefly reflex show with breath in your meditation. You're strengthening that. Show that when something goes down outside you see through the confusion clearly so you don't have that that anxiety anymore If I can share an example with you I have a A gentleman that used to practice with me at the La Fitness over here and He was premed at UCLA and he was getting ready to go. Do Some different interviews around the country for medical school and every class that I teach I focusing focusing on the breath because to me you'll is breath that's the entire thing. Everything else is secondary to the breadth of movements or secondary. Everything is breath and after a class US he came out and he goes Giannakou. Stuff you talk about with the breath that really works like I like I was just saying I know what it does he goes he was only goes back back on the east coast and I was really nervous waiting to go into my interview for medical school that I really wanted and I just felt really nervous but I heard your voice in me to breathe deeply deeply and I did it and then he said it was one of the best interviews that I ever did he goes. I don't know if I'm going to get into that school or not. He goes but I'm an employee that deep breathing before every one of my interviews and in life and it's issue you superpower. Yeah that's awesome. Yeah and I guess that kind of makes sense. I've heard just casually like take take a deep breath that kind of idea but getting that oxygen into you folks down the breath and just giving yourself I think a second always to like you think or react or whatever it is. Yeah Yeah what do you think I'm new but what's the best way for someone new if anyone is new listening to this. They're kind of skeptical about yoga. Like you were. What's the best way for someone new to experience Yoga Class? Is there a type of instructor. Should they focus on trying to find an instructor matches up with their style. Or is it just jumping anything. I and stick with it or if you never if you've never done yoga you don't really know what type of instructor you're looking for and A Yoga Yoga in general is a lot lot like cooking. We can all go to the exact same restaurant and have the exact same meal and we'll have a different result. Some someone will love it and somebody won't nominate your same thing with Yoga. If you go it went to a class You may really love this teacher because of the way he approaches it. I'm very physical very moving. I like the flow through things and challenged challenge. The body Other people like to stay in postures and hold him for three and four and five breaths and that's the way they're going to do it and that's their approach approach and there's nothing wrong with it it's just different So why would say that if you're GONNA go into a yoga class try the yoga class. If you don't like this instructor structure or you don't think yoga is right for you. Try someone else and try. Try A few people give it two weeks. Try a couple three classes a week from different different people and see who resonates with you right could be a female. It could be a male it could be somebody from more of the The BICKHAM style. That's very stagnant and postured. Posher looking for perfection. It could be something like myself. That's physical and flowing There's there's a different there's a lot of variations out there many different styles and types of you. I feel like when I today taking it was like the first fifteen minutes. It was really kind of trying to get A hold of the different moves that we were doing and so I was looking to other people in the class us as well to kind of like take us on what I was supposed to be doing. And then once we got through this first fifteen twenty minutes I kind of realize okay. Now it's a repeat pattern where now you're just flowing through it a little a bit faster so I was able to pick it up so it's almost like you have to stick with it a little bit and kind of get through that the nervous portion of it or the awkward portion where. You don't feel like you know what you're doing you kind of have to just stick through it a little bit and you will learn and adapt inhaled it from my perspective and the way I set up. The clashes is the first time we do show through so each posher through the flow will will breathe of three breasts for each posture. And then the next two segments through will do breath movement and what we do at the beginning of the warm ups that son and that son be which is working on the front and back of the body and then the size and getting into the hips and a little bit then we go in and we start to work on some twists. And then what I like to do is I'd like to bring in balancing The reason like I like to balance through movement is because because when you're in warrior to or in warrior one or in crescent lunch both of your feet on the floor your hands or how you're probably looking into the mirror and your minds off somewhere on vacation. It's it happens on that's the most challenging part is focused and be present in that moment. But if I get you on one foot and you're balancing yet they have to go from one movement to the next. You try to think about anything on your to your plan. You'RE GONNA fall right on your fanny right. You have to be president in that moment in that little moment right there of presence presence is freedom because that might be the only moment in that person's Day in my day that I'm not thinking about work or family or anything anything else that's on my plate right whatever it may be good or bad and that point of freedom is what I strive for in clashes to give people that uh-huh and really when it really boils down to it. I just bring in a whole bunch of options suggestions. I'm a spoke in the wheel They just I just want them. The had the experience as much as possible. I it's for them and them alone. Pull I D. I have kind of an interesting. We call it a mythical these mythical moment here we go. It was more and more so for meditating than for Yoga. Just because you find a quiet and peaceful place but I was wondering if either or we're both increase your extrasensory perception. ESP interesting I don't know if you can enhance your enhance your likelihood for ESPN but if your mind is calm you have a stronger ability to recognize it. Maybe before it happens I'll use the analogy of sports players. If you look at anybody eighty in baseball football and basketball who've reached the pinnacle of their sports the high fliers the ones they always talk about the game slowing down. I think all I can agree nothing in life slows down. It's only going fast. Yeah but what happens is when the likes of the all stars say that. Yeah you know what this game slowing down. It's not slowing down. What they're doing is they're anticipating and seeing things quicker because their mind is calm so they see through all the confusion in the game clearly and that's where that columnist says and I've even heard One of the major sports basketball's players on the commercial coming in today. And how he's talking about I don't know if I can use his name. Lebron James He was tough. Lakers are playing right now right and so he. He was talking in this commercial about how everybody minds to strengthen their body but he talks about strengthening his mind. And so you'll find a lot of them. That are doing meditation through sports doctors and whatnot to reach that place of. Oh Yeah. He signed with the meditation up Com yet. Not that I'm I think stocks in the bronner anything interesting that you say that about athletes because I used to share a when I was in college for the chargers San Diego chargers so I was on the field the old and they have a stadium full of sixty five thousand fans on a good day gray And everyone would always say what was it like down there. And you're so focused on what you're doing and you're so present where you are and taking it all in and seeing all the people if for me the best way of describing it was it was the most calming Peaceful Silent Place. You can hear. Drop to me. Wow really focused on what you doing performing it's take time slows. Your you take in that moment and you're just there and I guess it's like a different form of meditation. You know dancing. Whatever it can all be informs meditation? I got us if you're able to lose yourself in it but it was to the point where I'd be standing there and there could be like the loudest fans everyone everyone on their feet screaming and it would just be silent and I'd be smiling and just live. You could see my face now make. It was a moment of like. Do you sees a form of meditation. Right yeah your focus and concentration and present in the moment and everything else kind of doesn't cease nice to exist but it takes a back seat to that present moment that you're in which is meditation so it Kinda. It almost seems like meditation exercise for the mind. Essentially and then there's exercise this is for the body and Yoga Kinda incorporates. Both in a sense That's pretty cool. Yeah because I've definitely heard of athletes that are rely on like visualization like visualizing using you know how plays will you know things will play out and things like that and that seems like another way of kind of like Meditating like in clearing their mind like you talked about the see through the chaos of the situation to the clear goal or the focus. Oh Yeah you can definitely use visualization as a tool for meditation When you're in a seated needed meditation is? It's not always about ABS watching the fluctuations of your mind dissipate but some people will Take their their meditation in. And they'll either go deep inward to their body to maybe a place of the forest with a light in the forest and that's where they find their. Meditation is traveling in Word Word to the body. And there's a series of sequence of going deeper and deeper from the skin into the skeleton and down into the soul and you progress There's also the meditation meditation where you're elevating yourself from your seated position. If we were out on the beach right now it might be sitting there comfortably on the beach and you all. UC's yourself and then you go and you see the beach and they see the city that you're in and then you see the state that you're in the country that you're in and then eventually go out and you see the entire universe from quench really. And so so as you're doing this and you're visualizing this and you'll see yourself all the way out and you'll be sitting down. But you'll see this visualization of the entire universe. And then you take that step from there and then you start progressing from hire them back into your body so how. It's so fascinating to me that you went from a guy that was just like ads mystical Mumbo jumbo to a guy that just just said what you just said which sounds super mystical. Like how do you. It's just it just fascinates me that you can get from one place to the you can change so much. There's been so much change in your life. So what other ways has yoga kind of impacted your life in the last ten years since you've started doing oh I it helped me just deal with life a lot easier And I made that change simply because I found yoga freedom. My mind I I went into the partial about my when Mike when my parents were in failing health and I was carrying for them. That's when I found yoga And when my father passed I didn't handle the death properly I did and I I just I. I was practicing Yoga But I found myself as that was a real challenge and show what I found was after my father's passing passing the one place that I can find complete freedom and solace was on the mat and it was my time to express and I started going deeper into it with readings And also just with my practice and then when I made the jump from just a tea or a practitioner to being a teacher That went to a whole `nother level because people talk about it all the time and they were they. Were telling me that if you ever cited teachers training it'll change your life. Well Yeah Go. I'm a forty something man. There's nothing like this change. Change my life. I mean you've got people going all over doing this thing and I remember the very first night and teachers training the ashes to write down on these little Note cards Or on these on these Accomplish a composition books that we had and they asked me Everybody in the class you know. Why do you want to teach yoga? And I've got forty two of what came to be some really close friends a lot of people in my song there and I just simply wrote down to share chair Yoga and I close my notebook and I saw the people next to me writing pages and I was looking around and I thought this is not the place I wanna be because I don't know oh I I'm not I don't measure up right and after I'm sitting on my please don't call me please. And the people who were guiding the teacher training probably saw that emir felted in me and so they had some people go through and they read their their paragraphs and then They asked me what did I say I said. Oh you once again I bill. I'm not as deep as you guys. I just WANNA share yoga. And then for the very first time he said to everybody open up your composition. Books isn't that what you're saying and all those words is just that simple. You just want to share this feeling of yoga and everybody was right. I'm like Oh my gosh. So there was an acceptance there right. Because I'm not the most flexible I'm not strongest but When it comes to breathing and feeling I feel like I got that place because I come from a place of oneness in love and now you can definitely feel it in your class for judge to come from his. I try to give everything. Think back to whoever's in class I'm there strictly to bring in a challenging flow because the body loves to be challenged but at the same time and and other people people have come up to me and share their cigarette when I was giving up one class in particular La Fitness and going down. One class he goes. Who's GonNa tell me that I'm the greatest every every week now? Only person that tells me how awesome I am I should because you are just going to say and you've really g present us a lot of great tools and people wanna take them like you said at the end of class you were talking about change. And like he was saying that was such a drastic change review. And like. You're inside sometimes. You just need to do that. How long how long would you say it takes to see the benefits of yoga? You saw it within two sessions essentially but but in general do you see. Is there like a kind of an average of what people how long it takes before people can get it. You know what I mean. It depends on what you're looking to achieve if you're looking to achieve The physical benefits of it. If you put a weekly practice maybe three days a week into your routine you. We'd see benefits of strengthening and and shedding pounds within a month Okay if you wanted to get into a spiritual place is really really up to you on where you WanNa bring the judgment and the BSN versus just not accepting it but the beautiful thing about Yoga is whether you've taken one clash lash or you practice on the daily or you practice on the weekly. Remember one thing every time you come into a yoga class for your health and wellness and for your benefits. Everybody in your life at the end of that hour will benefit from what you received in there because you find yourself in a place of calmness and peace and then you relate that to your whole community outside of your friends your relationships your family and that's where you have the opportunity to let this practice becomes something very benevolent and loving with everybody in your community. That's Great I. I think that is so true. That's how I felt like at the end of this like being so calm and relaxed. I was like man. This is probably GonNa make me a better person to be around at home with my kids and my wife and everything so I think I think that absolutely true that is pretty cool to think of that. Like what you're doing just for yourself will impact the others around you. That's that's awesome. Oh yeah energy. I came in into class with Lake. Notch Danner you leave all of that rubs off one other people see other people. Do you have any stories of members of the people that you've worked with. Yoga has had a big impact yoga. Meditation has had a really big impact on your life as you can think of. Oh Yeah I'll leave the names out just because you know I haven't spoke to them and I don't like to talk about people But I've had quite a few people come up and they really just give me just loving cards I remember one woman that she was Coming into my class and she was very practice she was there every week diligently and she practice she never came up and spoke to me or anything but she would just do the clash and then she would leave and then I noticed and I always tell people keep their phones on do not disturb or vibrate. Unless you're a first responder doctor you know for their for there they need it. They hope we pray that we don't need them So then at the end of this one class I noticed she had her phone down on her matt and she kept kind of looking over for at it. And we got into the hips. It was it was a big series on the hips. which hips you hold? Allow Your Life and you allow your motion. So it's not uncommon to be melancholy or be reflective after class and and about forty five minutes into the class. Her phone brightened up with taxed and she picked up her phone and she left and she'll the next week and I honored that space. I'M NOT GONNA ask her because it's not my business you're working here on yourself. I'm just guiding you through just spoke in the wheel. I'm a conduit to her bliss and so so the next class we got into The hips and I could see that she had like a thought or something was on her mind that she wanted to relate but she didn't know how to do it and so somebody else came up and asked me a question. And we'RE GONNA. We got into the hips at day. I'll try to be brief about this So then at the end of that I can see. She had something that she had on her mind and she wasn't going to ask me so this woman asking a question. I answered Kirk completely. Not what she wanted but what I thought she needed to hear getting into the hips and hell raises emotion. The next next week her and her husband come in at the beginning of class and she goes honey. Come here you know he he comes up. They talk they should John. I I want to tell you. Thank you and like okay. Well well for what because my wife hasn't cried and over fifteen years and we had a friend that was dealing with. LS And he said the week that she left was the day that he died that moment because her friend was at the club at at the bedside and so she if he passes. I want you to text me. And let me know. And she didn't know how to release that her and so at the end of that class you know. She told me that she finally released it. And you've really opened her up to a Lotta a potential year of just healing healing. And that's heavy. Ah Yeah that's heavy that you can go and just give to somebody. Unconditional love in class. And then they can work their way through their body eighty and they can find healing in natural. Yoga is really beautiful. Cher that's awesome. Yeah Yeah I know. There's there's there's plenty more wingo on and on him to share that with your students and to have those moments and to give back that's just it's a wonderful thing. Also that people come in with addictions and they've they've found a connection yoga. That was a bigger high than what they will get out on the streets right An I and that's power. I mean I. It's and it's not uncommon a lot of a lot of yoga instructors that I know Have come from an addictive background. And because it's the one thing that they were able to find that filled whatever they were missing or Jonesing for and just clean and sober. I mean it's amazing. What this practice can do? So it's a not very strong natural high. Now that's for sure. Yeah Yeah I saw Andrew just like after totally yeah. It was awesome. Yeah yeah to go through the highs of kind of intense flow and then the relaxing part at the and it was just like it was awesome. It's like the range of emotions. Essentially you go through. The range of emotions ends an motions in the class. If you boil it down. It's like a kindergarten class. You have playtime at the beginning all the moving. And then when you're in some restorative poses there's to story time and then after story time there's time and that's the beauty of it. I mean if you can go into one yoga class and realized that that that you'll matthew practicing on is a mere in how you react to the postures that you're in and the challenges or how you react to the challenges of the vicissitudes in that class us you can walk out a one year clash with a whole different perspective on your life because how you deal with the challenges on your Yoga Mat right then and there that fight and flight that I'm going go for it I'm going to do. It is exactly how you deal with life outside that room right. And that's what I came to realize. Is that if I can deal with it here on the Mat and my personal space kind of like. It's one big Pete Peter just for my life if I like it I strengthen it and if I don't I get rid of uh-huh and that's what you'll have the opportunity to do and it's cheaper than therapy. Also all right well do you. I mean I mean we do a segment at the end of all these. That's actionable advised. That may have just been it right there. But if there's something that A new listener someone. What would you want listeners to take away from in this about yoga is that it's for everybody and it's not about flexibility? You will gain flexibility in Yoga but looser hamstrings or not the root root cause of happiness. And it's not going to heal relationships but if you can go in there and feel your way through you'll gain that but you also we'll have something called freedom and that is you'll begin to Facilitate ranges of motion in the body to live comfortably. Because you will never truly recognize recognize. How beautiful you are unless you go through life feeling comfortably and feeling comfortable and ashes doing simple things like that's bending over picking up spoons and I heard this in a class and this has nothing original to me but I use it just nearly every class because I believe it's so true? The folding of the biggest joint that your body. How's your hip hip joint gives you the ability of the rest of your life to put on shoes and pants comfortably? Pick up children and puppies and maybe one day pick up a grandchild and who wants to lose qualities like that because because I saw it in my mom where she didn't care for her body and she was ended up in a wheelchair because she neglected her hips I have one goal in Yoga and I share share the Cheviot every once in a while. I class why one goal in Yoga is to live on my own in my eighties late eighties. Hopefully maybe get to ninety and dramas spoon a four or a knife on the floor. Pick it up comfortably and if I do that I went awesome. I see you when I check with you. Yeah awesome well. Thank you for teaching the class and thanks for being on the show. That was an amazing class. Thank you for having coming all right. Well if you liked what you heard here and you're interested in our other health and fitness topics. Don't forget to subscribe that you can get new episodes delivered straight to your phone Will be released every other Monday. Hopefully you have a peaceful day like we just had a peaceful class and we will see him in the gym guys. Uh this time a man will call him Mr Consistency every day. He will get the exact same time. made the exact same thing for breakfast. The exact same thing to work walked the exact same way every day. One day he got up and went through his routine walked. Walked out the door. And he's walking on his way to work. He noticed this whole and he walked right into this whole. It was a big hole. It took them a long time to get out of that. Oh pretty eventually. Climbed his way out went on his way to work a day to we got up. Same routine walked out the door Watches normal path. He recognized the whole walked right into that. Damn a depot. It took him a long time to get out of it. He finally got his way out made his way to work day. Three Got Up Wednesday. Walked out the door. The exact same time walk this way. As normal path he saw the whole he went around the whole took them a long time to get around that whole but he made it on his way to work but he made it through day four and he got up he walked out the door and he went a different direction my friends. There's only one person on this planet that likes change and and that's a wet baby but sometimes it's so necessary

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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress

53:49 min | 1 year ago

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

"The following program is sponsored. By the National Prayer Chapels Those so You no darkness. There's this Small Free He's look is Wanda and the yeah in the law. A is he the FIM and be go A south he shah on Your Jeeze On An and a stray in the law and strain is law is a mighty. God right now we turn our eyes upon you. Jesus and we ask that you would take away our blindness that we could see your glory and your grace we ask that. The things of earth would grow strangely dim in the light of Your glory and grace. Jesus we ask. Would you heal our blindness and give us is to see and hearts to understand for Jesus? This world is so dark and so dangerous in the enemy is going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour looked. We need to see we need understand. Now Lord please give each person who is coming to listen. Give them ears to hear and hearts to obey and is to see. I pray new holding name. Hey man welcome to pilgrim's progress. I'm Ray Greenlee from the national per chapel. I WANNA share with you. A scripture spend in the gospel of John. The first chapter in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God he was with God in the beginning and through him. All things were made without him. Nothing was made that has been made in him was life and that life was the light men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. Verse nine the true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world and though the world was made through him the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own but his own did not receive him yet to all who received him to those who believed in his name he gave the right to become children of God. Children born not of natural descent nor of human decision or husbands will but born of God. The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory. The glory of the One and only who was from the father full of Grace and truth the gospel of John. The first Chapter Jesus. When he spoke to the woman caught in adultery and had said her go now and leave your life of Sin. He was really saying go now and enter into my light. Now you must begin to see things differently. You must see with divine insight into what is sin and what his righteousness. You must be blind. No longer we find that immediately after Jesus has dealt with this woman and she has left the crowds are there in the temple. Grounds may be in the court of the gentiles. I don't know where they were but Jesus now begins to preach to the people and he says I am the light of the world whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. No immediately the Pharisees challenged him and in the Eighth Chapter of the Gospel of John. We find a very painful and difficult conversation. Going on between Jewish leaders Pharisees insurgencies in the attorneys. He is speaking truth to them. He is warning them. If they do not look to him for light and truth that they will die in their sin. This disturbed them. He said to them in verse. Twenty three you are from below and I am from above you are of this world and I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins. If you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be. You will indeed die in your sins verse Thirty Four. He says I tell you the truth. Everyone who sins is a slave to sin now. A slave has no permanent place in the family but a son belongs to it forever. So if the sun set you free you will be free indeed. But there was no room in their hearts for what Jesus was speaking to them and finally it reached a climax when he begins to speak about Abraham an inverse fifty eight. He says I tell you the truth. Before Abraham was born I am at this. They picked up stones to stone him but Jesus hid himself slipping away from the temple grounds. The significance of what he has just said is found in the story of Moses when Moses says if I go back to the children of Israel in Egypt who should I say has sent me and the Lord gave Moses a name that had not been heard up to that point he said tell them I am has sent you will the significance of. Im Is it is the verb to be. It is past present and future in other words the Lord was saying I am the Lord who is above time I created time. They understand perfectly what he is saying and they decide to stone him to death enraged by his claim they are blind they cannot see. I have for a number of years been crying out to the Lord and I'd been saying Jesus please I'M BLIND. Would you give me is to see into the spirit realm to understand who you are? I have over the years turned my eyes upon Jesus and I have looked upon him and the more I have turned my eyes upon Jesus the more I have looked upon my lord the less and less interest I've had in the things of this world. They have indeed to me grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace but I wanNA take you deep. I WANNA share some truth with you that I think we'll make profound difference in your heart and in your life if you can grasp it we find in chapter nine a story. It's not accidental. John ordered these stories to reveal the depth of WHO? Jesus Christ was he is just confronted the Jewish people with their blindness. They have refused to see. And so we come now to the ninth chapter. He is still in the same day. He has left the temple grounds and he is now walking among the people in Jerusalem and as he is walking along he sees a man who was born blind from birth. He's a beggar. His eyes are blank. His disciples stop him and ask the question. Rabbi who sinned this man or his parents that he was born blind neither this man nor his parents sinned said Jesus but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day. We must do the work of him. Who sent me night is coming when no one can work? While I am in the world I am the light of the world so Jesus is literally saying all men are blind and I have come. As the light of God. The light of God signifies that the divine nature is self revealing when the sun comes up in the morning it is revealing itself the bright rays of the sun filter through the trees through our windows. You see it is the nature of life. It is the nature of light that it cannot be self contained. It is ever trying to find a place that it can pour forth in it's brilliance. It shines through every crevice this morning as I was making my bed. As is my custom every morning I saw a bright spot on the bed and I I smiled. I looked at it. I held my hand in the light had found through the blinds one small opening and it shone forth and illuminated the darkness. It is the will of God that he pour forth through every crack and crevice in your life seeking to shine into your mind this self revelation of God does something else that self revelation of God not only reveals the son in all of its glory but it brings all things into balance into reality. I told this story before but when I was just a little boy I would wake up in the early hours of the morning before the sun had come up and I would see strange shapes and to me they looked very dangerous and I was terrified by them just the very early beginning of the day and I could not identify what those things were and so I told my daddy how frightened I was by the darkness and he went and found a flashlight and gave it to me and said Raymond when you awaken in the morning and you're frightened by something you can't quite see turn the light on turn the flashlight on and you will then see clearly what it is and you will know it is not dangerous. I was never afraid in the dark again because I always had my flashlight. What happens when the light bursts forth? We see color. We see the images. The light of God makes all things in the spirit realm visible in. Its true character now. The light of Jesus illuminates the moral sphere. That is Jesus came as the light of God to expose all wickedness for what it is to expose. Every man's heart to uncover darkness covers light uncovers and so when we make decisions about right and wrong we need to make those decisions in the self revelation of Jesus of the father that in the book of John is called the truth the perception you have or I have of the truth changes based on the light. We have so one person will go to the grocery store. And they'll put container of water on the bottom of their pushcart and they'll go through the checking line and they'll pay for their food that they have purchased and then they'll go on out to their car but they always check their receipt and they see their that. The clerk forgot to bill for the water. No I've talked with some who have said well. That's their fault. I didn't cheat. It was their mistake so I don't owe them for that water. It's a free gift and they keep the water. Another person will go to the car and check there. There were seed and discover that the water was not paid for and without even thinking they will push their cart back into the grocery store. And Go to the manager's desk and show them the receipt and say I'm so sorry but your clerk missed the water and I'd like to pay for it now I've done that and the manager has said. Oh thank you so much for being honest because for the manager it is an issue of honesty of integrity. Now what makes the difference? It depends on the light. Each person has that shines on the reality of their moral decisions. And if you do not have the light of Jesus Christ you may very well say it's their mistake. Thank you very much for the gift of water but if you have the light of Jesus Christ you will not sell your soul for that water you see when the light of Jesus begins to shine forth in this world. He brings into perspective everything in the moral realm as right or wrong and the Holy Spirit comes and begins to quicken our conscience so that we see the light from Jesus is the medium through which we through which we must see Jesus and the father and we must see our own behaviors. We must have a true perception of what is right and what is wrong to walk in. The light is to have in the first place the will to see all things in the light of God. Some of you are struggling because you sin and then you repent and then you sin again. Why because you're still walking in the dark. You don't understand the true reality of the moral situation that you are in and Jesus is saying you will die in your sin if you don't enter into the light. The glory of Jesus is not for sentimental Christmas celebration. It's not for dressing up in. East drought fit the glory of Jesus. The light of Jesus is to reveal to you the true understanding of the moral reality of what is right and what is wrong so I talked with people who who see pastor. I don't see anything wrong with doing that. What are you talking about? They're walking in darkness. They don't see the light of Jesus to illumine their path and so they think that their religion is all there is. They love their religion. They enjoy going to church. They enjoy singing the songs in the and the praise and the worship they enjoy the jokes that the pastor tells and they enjoy the fellowship with other people but they walk in the darkness because when they go out go back and walk like the world. They don't walk in the illumination of the Holy Spirit. You see this salvation. Issue is a call to leave the darkness and deliberate. It is a decision where we decide to acknowledge an act upon the light that Jesus shines upon our hearts but if we withdraw ourselves from that light if we withdraw ourselves from our duty of righteousness if our actions and our character in relationship to the moral reality of holiness then we will walk in the darkness and we will not be able to fellowship with Jesus Fellowship with Jesus is based on walking in the light. How do we get in the light by repentance? The Holy Spirit has spoken to you. You know whether you are casual before the Lord God of Heaven. You know whether there's a fire in your heart of passionate love for Jesus you know that you know whether you were walking in all the life that Jesus has sent to you regarding what he is calling you to do and to be. You know if you've turned your heart aside from the Lord. I don't need to tell you you know if you love the things of darkness you know if Your Heart. Lusse the television and the wickedness of the videos the violence of the video games. You know all of that. I don't need to tell you you know if you're walking endorphins and refusing to walk in the light because your heart loves the darkness. And you say we'll it's no use. This is all I can do. I can just all I can do is the best I can do. No what I'm describing for you. Today is not something that originates in your heart. It originates with the Lord. God of Heaven. It originates with Jesus and as we turn our eyes to Jesus the moral and spiritual light of God begins to fill our eyes and our hearts. Now if you're not reading the scriptures if you not earnestly praying and asking God to give you site then you will be blind. Your vision will be impaired now. Jesus finds this man is. He's passing along and he begins to speak. This happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day we must do. The work he sent me to do. Night is coming when no one can work while I am in the world I am the light of the world. Now as he says this he spits he leans over and he spits in the dust and it makes mud and then he smears it on the blind man's eyes and he says this blind man go wash the pool of Saloum this means sent so the man went and washed and came home seeing. Jesus wants you to hear. He is sending you to the pool of Salaam to wash were washed in his blood. There's a fountain open for you and for me and we will come home seeing now his neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging ask why is this the same man when his eyes were open they didn't quite recognize him and he said? I am the man. How were Your Eyes Open? They demanded verse eleven. He replied the man they call. Jesus made some mud and put it in my eyes. He told me to go to Saloum and wash so I went and washed and then I could see. You can't see until you repent right now. You know what you are doing in the darkness. You know what you're doing in uncleanliness and sexual impurity. You know what you're doing with money. You know what you're doing in relationships you know who you're lying to maybe not outright but you're not telling them the whole truth you know and Jesus is saying go and wash yourself repent and come back and you will see. Well the Pharisees. They're brought into the picture now. The day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was the Sabbath Day therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight he put mud on my is the man replied and I wash to now I see and the Pharisee said will this man is not from God for he does not keep the Sabbath do see. They had no accurate spiritual perception. They could not see what was right and what was wrong. Why because Jesus is the light of the world and they were in their hearts rejecting Jesus the even tried to stone him to death. They could not see. They turned to the blind man and they said what have you say about? This would your is that he opened and the man replied. He's a prophet. The Jews did not believe that he'd been blind and received a site until they heard from the man's parents they ask. Is this your son? Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that he can now see? We know he's our son we don't we know he was born blind but how we can see now in who opened his eyes. We don't know as Kim. He's of age meaning. He's over thirty years of age. He'll speak for himself now. The parents we're also refusing to walk in the light. They would not confess that Jesus was the one that had healed because they did not want to be thrown out of the synagogue. That's why the parents said he's of age. Ask Him so a second time they summon the man who had been blind and they say give glory to God in other words confess the truth. We know. This man is a sinner now. A blind man in Jerusalem in that day would take a lot of abuse and I've seen some blind people who develop a real attitude they don't take anything from anybody and they shoot at right back. We'll that's how this man was. He shot right back whether he's a sinner or not. I don't know one thing I do know I was blind and now I see they ask him. What did he do you? How did you open your right? He said I told you already. And you wouldn't listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples to and they hurled insults at him and they said you are this fellow's disciple we are disciples of Moses. Same One who said to Moses I am but they will not receive most. We know that God spoke to most but for this fellow. We don't even know where it comes from you see. They're blind the blind. The light of Jesus has not penetrated their hearts and so they are stuck in the darkness and the man answers now. This is quite remarkable. You don't know where it comes from and yet opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners he listened to the Godly man. Who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God he could do nothing to this. They answered you were steeped in sin at birth. How dare you lecture us? And they threw him out. I want you to see this. It is absolutely vital that we have our eyesight totally restored so that we can see the difference between walking and darkness and walking in the moral reality with everything taking on its proper place when we look at the world what we see. What do you see in the woman caught in adultery? Well it's obvious you see shame you see tear you see trembling you see une cleanness and the men who are standing there accusing her pride arrogance. I suspect that many of them were also unclean. So that's what darkness brings it brings every vile thing it brings perversion anger bitterness murder lying cheating stealing. I'll never forget a young woman who was working as a checkout Gal and she was given a credit card and she remembered the number and she used that number without their permission to purchase things and of course the credit card company began to do research and they found that this credit card used on that day in the grocery store until so they confronted her and with great shame and tears she confessed. The grocery store did not prosecute they just fired her. And she said to me pastor whoever hire me again she was finally beginning to get the perception correct in the light of her shame that she had done something very very wrong later she was able to find another place in another kind of business and she was faithful there. She didn't WANNA walk in the shame of being a thief. She didn't want to face the police. Again the inquisition. She did not want to deal with all of that. Shame again. That's walking in the darkness but when we begin to look to Jesus and we begin to read the Scriptures and we begin to pray and we begin to repent of our sin. We begin to see things in the proper reality. The color the shape everything becomes plane before us and we take the course of action required to walk in that integrity. Do you believe Jesus said in the son of man who is he sir. Tell me so that I may believe in him. Jesus said you have now seen him. In fact he's the one speaking with you. The man said Lord high believe and he worshiped him. Jesus said for judgment. I've come into this world so that the blind will see and those who see will become. Blind some Pharisees. Who Were there? Heard him say this and they ask what are we blind to and Jesus said if you were blind you would not be guilty. You would not be guilty of sin but now that you claim you can see your guilt remains. This is a hard word when you claim to see but do not have a proper moral perspective on what you should be doing what you should be saying how you should be using your time and energy and money how you should be treating people. When you don't have a moral perspective your sin remains in First John First John Five First John. One verse five. This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you. God is light in him. There is no darkness at all if we claim to have fellowship with him yet. Walk the darkness we lie and do not live by the truth but if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his son purifies us from all sin. Jesus is the light of the world and there's no darkness in him so if we claim to have fellowship with him and yet we continue to walk in the darkness. We're lying now. If you're blind it is not sin unless you deliberately decide to continue being blind and then your sin remains the Severi sobering word. I WanNa read a passage of scripture in acts the twenty six chapter it is Paul. He's preaching before Festus and he tells the story of Jesus coming to him on that road to Damascus. Jesus said to him. I am sending you to them. That is to his own people to the gentiles. I am sending you to them now. What was he to do when he was sent to them? He was to open their eyes that they would have a true moral understanding of their obligation. Before God they were to turn from the darkness to the light they would turn from the power of Satan to our Lord God so that they may receive forgiveness of sins. The word in the Greek is fema meaning so that they may receive the removal of sin. The removal of darkness from their life. The Light of glory is going to come. They are going to hear. The Gospel proclaimed by Paul and is that Gospel is proclaimed the brilliance of Jesus will begin to shine forth illuminating the true reality of their moral life. Without that illumination we are unable to make judgments about what is right and what is wrong except in our own conscience which will be faulty. They were to receive the removal of their sins not continue in them but have removed and then and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me in the Greek. This Greek word is finished. It means to be made holy and a walk in that holiness. Sanctification is not as many have said primarily a work of a lifetime now the maturing is the work of a lifetime and for the first million years in heaven. I'm GONNA probably have an angel walking with me and growing me up in the fullness of the father and the son. They're going to coach me. I'm going to need that coaching but here. The word sanctified used for coaching to become mature it is saying to be made holy to be brought into the light of Jesus and have the glory of his presence illumine every part of my world of my moral world of my spiritual world so that I can see plainly what is right and what is wrong. Part of what happens when I do that. His My eyes are opened. And I see that I am responsible for my actions. I can't blame anyone else. It's nobody else's fault but mine that I am blind. I have to take full responsibility for the blindness and now in that blindness the light of Jesus begins to shine forth into my mind into my heart as I opened my eyes to the reality of the spirit of the living God and to who Jesus Christ truly was and what he wants from me he is the Lord of Lords and the King of kings. Those are not idle words. That is reality and Day of Judgment is coming. I watched a video recently of a travel log of Sodom and Gomorrah. I watched as that young man pulled sulfur pieces of sulfur out of the desert and light them on. Fire Sulfur Burns. It's not yellow sulfur from that which comes from a volcano it is white sulphur. It fell from heaven. It didn't come from the earth. Fire and brimstone sulfur. Six Thousand Degrees Fahrenheit utterly turned that place into ashes that that was the judgment of God and that fire is coming again. It is vital that we open our eyes that we turn from all darkness to Jesus that we looked full upon his wonderful face that we turn from the power of Satan who would control us and as we read the word we pray and we cry out and we listen to the preaching of the word faith rises up in our hearts and we receive forgiveness the removal of all sin. It's not as though we are to continue walking in that sin. It is removed from us and we are made holy by faith in Jesus Christ so Paul tells them. I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven I to those in Damascus and then to those Jerusalem in an all Judea and Galilee also I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds in other words Paul preached that they should have an accurate understanding of the reality of their moral condition before a righteous and holy God that they should not play games with God that they should understand their responsibility and open there is the son seeks to find every crevice every corner to eliminate things as they are with the colour and the shape likewise God comes through Jesus and he shines the brilliant life of Jesus into our hearts filling every crack and crevice and we begin to see reality as it truly is and understand. We must repent turn from darkness that we could receive the removal of our sins by the blood of Jesus by Grace. By mercy by the love. Jesus has for US oh mighty God come with brilliance into our hearts and lives that we could see the true condition of our hearts before you give us the courage to come fully Jesus to you and a look fully upon your face and would you 'cause as we repent as we turn from everything darkness and walk in the Light. Would you 'cause the things of earth to grow strangely dim in the light of Your glory and grace previous in your holy name Amen. You've been listening to pilgrim's progress. I'm pastor ray from the national perch up. I WanNa thank each one of you who has so faithfully given this month. Some of you had to cut back on the size of your offering the praise God some of you doubled your offerings your gifts to Jesus that we could continue to be on the air next month even in the midst of this co vid nineteen in the midst of this pandemic. God moved in your hearts that we could continue. I can't tell you what that means to me. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is everything to me. I want you to be filled with the glory and power and presence of Jesus. I want you to know him. I want you to walk in the light of his glory. I want you to have correct judgment about what is right and what is wrong. I want your heart to become comforted. Jesus said let not your heart be troubled but turned to him and he'll explain to you what you are to do in every area of your life the Holy Spirit answers the cries of his people. Some of you have been very troubled. I'm speaking God's peace for you today to walk in the light of the glory of Jesus to know him to walk with him. God bless you my brother my sister. I'm praying for you and I love you. Jesus loves you talked to you. Since being is law gray they say.

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The Glory of a Romans 8 Christian

National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress

54:02 min | 1 year ago

The Glory of a Romans 8 Christian

"The following program is sponsored by the National Prayer Chapel win down in the river to pray studying about that good way down the starry crown. Good Lord Schumi. ooh Oh sisters. Let's go down. Let's go down. Come on down. Oh Oh sisters. Let's go down down in the river to pre down the river to pray studying about that. Good ole the robe and crown good coach attention all authors less less go down long Come on down down uh down in the river to pray studying about that good the starry crowned around. Oh God let's go down Down Oh let's go down to study you role in. Come on what you want to go on a AH stay away Sean. This ground you the last it now. Studying welcome to pilgrim's progress. I'm Ray Greenlee from the National Prayer Chapel. In the fifth chapter of the book of Romans were told by one person one man sin entered the the world and it was by one sin when Adam and Eve took that piece of fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They transferred the ownership of the world from the hands of the Almighty God into the hands of Satan himself and with that came the plunge of the whole human race into sorrow degradation uncleaned US Satan was determined he would destroy this creation. Shen of God no by one man who died on calvary ovary a way was opened for the entire human race to once more transition -sition into the presence and power of the Almighty God of Heaven and redeem the earth from the wickedness business. Now we're talking about are you a Romans Romans seven Christian or are you a Romans eight Christian and what is the glory a Romans eight Christian. Well let's review quickly Romans. Seven tells us that a person has no victory. They can't overcome their sin so they call themselves a Christian. They perhaps have even been baptized sized in water but they still walk in darkness. They still walk in rebellion against the Almighty but they consider Themselves Christians and consider themselves saved in fact one anglican bishop became so enraged aged with me. When I taught on this broadcast that you could leave your sin by the power of the blood of Jesus that you could walk walk clean before Jesus? This Anglican bishop became soon raged. He threw me out of his church. I was preaching in his church. He threw me out. He forbid me from even coming on their campus. This was for him the chief heresy because he believes in a Christian sinning he is Romans seven Christian. He has no victory and he doesn't believe it's possible all we'll let me say this very kindly. It is in the bitterness of disappointment it is in the heartbreak of failure it is the recognition of our being utterly ineffective. It is coming into a deadlock where we can finally come to the other end of ourself in finally can come to terms with what it means to be a Romans. Eight Christian going to good down there today. This is Halloween Halloween Day October thirty first. It is a celebration of death covered over by awesome sweet candies that we give our children but it is in every respect a demonic devilish celebration of death. Both I don't celebrate death. I celebrate life and the joy of walking in oneness with Jesus but there is a death we must speak of. It is coming coming to the end of ourselves and being willing. Now to be transitioned from a life of failure and death a life of sin a life of compromise a life of walking with one foot in the Kingdom of God and one foot in the devils kingdom not realizing that. You can't walk that way. You have both defeating the devils kingdom even though you're claiming to be a Christian it's that bag that I spoke of yesterday from whole foods that is to carry the produce produce out of the grocery store and there's a hole in the bag and the groceries all fall out onto the ground as you're walking that is very typical of many who call themselves Christians. You put your money in your bag and suddenly it's gone and you wonder what happened all my money. Will there holes in your bag. It leaked out with have to come to recognize that the true condition of our heart before God. And it's those failures those disappointments as bitter disappointments. It's that sickness and that pain it's it's the recognition of our gross mistakes. I tell you I wish I could have lived this life without making any mistakes I've made so many and they've cost me so much and and they've caused my heart such pain before God that I flee to him I flee to His mercy in His grace grace not understand Romans eight. We have to go into Roman. Six Roman seven is almost based in parenthesis but Romans six flows right into Romans eight. So let's take take a look at Romans six and let's understand what is it that's required of you of me to make the transition From a life of failure to a life of glorying in Romans eight now just to give you a taste you know Romans eight but I'm going to give you just a taste again so that I can wet your appetite. Appetite for where we're going therefore see therefore is referring to something therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ. Jesus because through Christ Jesus the the law of the spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death so we have to be set free from when this law of sin and death that Adam and eve brought us into as a human race and we must be brought into the law. Aw of the spirit of life. That's what Jesus did at the Cross. Now this is not understood because many of you have thought that you were walking in juices aces in the midst of your sin. So a person who says to me you know pastor. I'm I'm living with somebody that I'm not married to but it's okay because I'm a Christian in Jesus knows and he's forgiven me no he hasn't are you kidding me. Well every night I get on my knees and I say Jesus please forgive me for living with this woman and I'm not married to her. He didn't even hear your prayer. You're not forgiven or the person who says you know I. I get drunk every once in a while. I get drunk or or every once once in a while I'll I'll smoke. Backed pack a day or two packs. A day. You're destroying the Temple of God. Do you think that you can get on your knees and say Jesus forgive me. And he's forgiven. You know you're not forgiven finished all you've just gone through a psychological process to make yourself feel good so that you can continue walking in your S- is in some of you go to the Internet. And in just a couple of clicks you're on that web page age of pornographic images and then you masturbate and then after you're finished finish you feel dirty you feel clean and you sit. Jesus forgive me did forgive you know no. It doesn't work that way. We don't walk in sin and then say Jesus I repent. I'm sorry. Please forgive me and now I'm back with Jesus doesn't work that way. It's a false tope. It's an insanity that's not how Jesus functions I'm going to share with you today. How Jesus walks and I'm going to share with you how you can be forgiven for that fornication fornication or that divorce were that abortion? I'm going to tell you today how you can can be forgiven for that penelope. It's not going to be easy but it is a free gift. You're going to have to be transitioned from the destruction of the flesh into life in the spirit. Now this passage in the eighth Chapter I WanNa just highlight one piece and we'll come back to it and back to it and back to it. I have much Anita share with you next week regarding this issue. Therefore now there is no condemnation for those who were in E. N. in and Christ. Jesus that's a lock. If that's a position in Christ Jesus now the Holy Spirit comes to every man and every woman and calls them to come out of their darkness in their sin. And you may say pastor the Holy Spirit is with with me that does not mean you are saved. You may even walk in some of the gifts of the spirit that it does not mean you are saved. Remember what Jesus said. The last part of the sermon on the mount many will come to me in that day and say Lord Lord did we not do this and this and perform this miracle and and he says to you depart from me you work of iniquity. I don't know you so it's possible to even perform miracles and be lost and go to hell. This is serious an I beseech. You don't be dumbed down by this lying lying preaching about God's grace covers you even though you may sin God's graces there and it covers as you over God's grace's everything no that's not God's grace that's that's make believe grace that's cheap grace. It's not real grace. Real grace transforms men or woman into the likeness of Jesus. Now today something. That's very popular. IS WE WANNA have our wonderful worship songs and we WANNA come into his zone of worship and we one have these warm fuzzy feelings and we call that the spirit of God it is not the spirit of God it is not the spirit of God. The spirit of God does not bring us into a zone of emotionalism and sentimentalism. Were we feel all warm and fuzzy and we say oh the Holy Spirit's here the Holy Spirit. No is not get the same high by going to a wicked concert. Get the same high by going to the Kennedy Center sitting through an opera where you have this wonderful music and and voices and action and lights and and you're enthralled Paul and you're and you're just filled yes that's not the Holy Spirit come on let's get real people WANNA sing songs for forty five minutes before the worship service okay. I'm not against singing praise and worship. I love praise in worship but to imagine that I can come into a praise and worship service filled with myself with my pride with my I pleasure with my wickedness and I can somehow say oh I'm in the presence of God and God loves me and he's forgiven me for my sins since you're walking in insanity that is not how the spirit of God will function with you. That's not how you walk in Romans. Eight not understand this. We need to come to Rome and six. And there's a book written by George Watson in eighteen forty five to nineteen twenty-three his life span. He was a holiness methodist preacher in the late nineteenth century writing about Moses he says the Bush burned with fire and the Bush was not consumed. It's evident that the burning Bush was a type of what God wanted Moses to be just as slow slow. The flames pervaded the Bush without withering its leaves or an any wise damaging its natural functions so God designed the whole being of Moses should be aflame with the supernatural presence of the Holy Spirit without infringing upon his free the agency and without destroying any of the legitimate functions and faculties of his being. The question is often asked what will the baptism of the Holy Spirit eliminate from the human nature. The True scriptural answer is it will destroy sin and nothing but sinn some of imagined that if all sinful tempers was in desires are removed it involves a partial destruction of the human nature no it simply involves was the destruction of sin from the human nature when it is preached that the Holy Spirit can destroy the mental taste for light and trash trashy literature or movies. Or whatever your entertainment of choice is it does not involve the changing of the constitution of the mind but simply the purging out from the mind. The vivid fight and false tastes. The Lord did that with me with football. I used to hold huge. Redskin party's fact. I've even in the past many years ago released the Church early so we can all go to the football parties other since it was utter wickedness before God but I didn't realize it I was walking and room and seven so when we insist that the holy Lee Spirit can destroy the desire for alcohol tobacco. Opiates it is through by some some. It is thought by some that it involves the upsetting of the physical body of man but no simply involves the destruction of the abnormals appetites and cravings for those things which are positively against the normal constitution of a person's body eh all those appetites and faculties which God appointed to the body and mind will not be destroyed by any degree of holiness But those things that have been devised an and brought to pass in man by the work of the devil God will destroy by his Holy Spirit. It the flame of fire did not change the original constitution of the Bush or turn it into another species of tree or straighten the limbs into some kind of mathematical line the full baptism the Holy Spirit simply simply cleanses away all sin from the believer and fills him with the love of God without Durant Djing in the least the original constitution of either body mind or spirit without turning the believer into any other species. ABC's of being without changing his capabilities into those of any other person without necessarily straightening out his his special habits of righteousness his idiosyncrasies his way of being if it's not unholy it won't be changed each of us has a multitude of defects attaching even to the holy ones defects resulting from thousand complex causes some heredity some from race. Ace some education some from previous sinful habits some from defective faculties injuries injuries or being born with an infirmity. God is the infinite searcher of the heart. Pardon me he can an. We've the tangled skin and way and judge all the details details of a Christian's life in thought and in action so we may not be a towering redwood tree tree. We may not be a beautiful palm tree in the Florida breeze. We may not be a a cedar of Lebanon in Full Perennial Green. We might just be that ACACIA shrub. Growing on a store in a stony mountainside inside in ourselves the poorest and weakest and most despised of all things loaded with manifold infirmities and yet be so cleansed from sin so filled with the pure love of Jesus so filled filled with the celestial flame that the Holy Spirit makes us much better than we are and many will pause to wonder at the mystery of such a week thing being the residence of such glory. Pure love is a flame that Burns without consuming the sole words from pasture. GD Watson he's right on track as we come to Rome and six. I WanNa read something for you. This is verse three. No let me go back just very quickly to Romans eight. We are talking about the difference between the spirit of God being with and the spirit of God being in we're talking about the Holy Spirit bringing US along in spiritual growth confronting us with our sins to that transition point where we finally enter into. Jesus you cannot enter into Jesus in your sin you can be with the Holy Spirit and still be walking in your sin all of the Old Testament Sampson and many others. All all of the old covenant the Holy Spirit was with them but he was not in them because according into John Seven Jesus had not yet been glorified. The woman at the well did not receive the water that Jesus spoke of because he had not yet been glorified it was only after he was glorified that the Holy Spirit could come into a man or woman up to that point he was with but not in. Now let's look get the transition point that begins to be spoken of in Romans the sixth chapter and then we're going to go in much more detail all next week and I urge you share this with a friend. Subscribe to this broadcast and don't miss next week's broadcast. They will be life giving they will be that that. which will transition you? If you heed the word from the realm of Romans seven to fully living in Romans eight and the glory. Laurie of Romans. Eight now Romans. Six verse three. Are you ignorant. That is many as were baptized into Christ. Jesus were baptized into his death. Now again. This is not speaking about being baptized with water water. Baptism Jasim will not bring you in to Jesus Christ it is only the Holy Spirit. Baptism that brings you in to Jesus. Christ we need to pay very careful attention to the way these words are used. Paul was careful. And we're going to go in-depth in the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Luke Matthew Mark and there you will see they are very very careful how they use these terms. It's only those who are baptized into Christ. Jesus not with water baptism but with Holy Spirit baptism really we were buried together with him by means of the baptism into the death. That just as Christ was raised out from among the dead men by the glory. Laurie of the father. So also we may walk around in newness of life and that word newness means never existed before. It's something brand new. So what's he saying. Well being baptized into Christ. Jesus aces in baptized into his. Death are the work of the Holy Spirit not water. This baptism is that newness of of life that never existed under the law. Neither does it exist under the punishment of the law. That's important now now. This new life in Christ is on the ground of his shed blood and being regenerated through faith in that shed blood that is being made new to the shed blood of Jesus in this disposition disposition or dispensation. I'm sorry of grace. Mankind is restored from from the image of Adam in which he was born to the image of God. What is the image of God? Scripture tells us the image of God is Righteousness Holiness and true knowledge by the Baptismal power power of the Holy Spirit so this restoration is spiritual. It is moral and it is accomplished by the Holy Spirit Irit so Jesus is the end of the law for righteousness. Accordingly he is the end of all sin for those who are baptized into him for this is a baptism into his death and induction in to Jesus Christ which is a walk in the newness of life l.. Let me break this down a little bit when we come to Jesus and we are baptized into hid in into his death. We are literally saying I am prepared. Now to be. Transitioned transitioned totally out of my old life. And into a new life. I'm ready to be transitioned transitioned out of my sin. Life and into a righteous life righteous simply means innocent. That's the base meaning of Decca Suny a righteousness it is. I am innocent. So when when you come in to Jesus you enter into his death and you die. The only way to overcome mm sin is to die to it. How do I die to it? I Dr to it by coming to Jesus Aces and saying Lord. I'm asking you please. By your shed blood to totally change me and transformed me into a new creature church now this can happen very quickly or it can take a fair amount of time. It is required that we repent member John The baptist. The first word he spoke was repent the first word. Jesus spoke was repent the first word the apostles spoke the first word. Peter spoke the first word. Paul spoke was repent the only way into Jesus Christ is repentance where I finally willing to say I have failed enough. I've been disappointed enough in myself and in my ability to perform what Jesus would have be do that. I'm ready to give up all of my humanism. The the famous writer and presenter Tony Robbins or other humanists like Oprah for winfrey or Napoleon Hill think and grow rich or Clyde Bristol the magic of believing or a whole range of others Dr Jim Polski with the course in miracles on every hand there are humanists. Who WanNa tell us that you can be the very best you can be if you'll just try harder if you'll stop making poor decisions and make right decisions and then they give you all kinds of strategies for how to be successful how to change the way you think how to change the way you view reality how to have a paradigm shift? I used to follow all of these very carefully and try to do everything they suggested in I ended up in bitter failure. It didn't bring me to Jesus. Didn't bring me to holiness. It didn't bring me victory. It kept me and Roman seven. I can't I can't give you any news except that that there's only one way into Jesus you can continue with the Holy Spirit striving with you outside of you but there's only one way to come in Jesus and that's by the baptism of the Holy Spirit no water baptism I believe is very important. Portent it is the signing of the Covenant that says I will enter into Jesus and I am now leaving all of my sin I have repented specifically of every area of sin in my heart and in my life I have given it into the hand of Jesus I have asked him Kim to transform me into his likeness. I have renounced it in the name of Jesus and now prepared to die to myself utterly completely and finally you understand. There's no longer room for embiid or bitterness or anger or selfishness. There's no room now for uncleanliness fornication pornography you are now being transitioned by a work of God not by your work. Your job is to come before the Lord and be very honest and take responsibility for how you have fended him for how you have hurt others for you for how you have stolen from others how your bitterness has driven you to a place of desperation and loneliness to sickness genesis it is at time of abject humility before God. Were you finally admit you cannot be saved by your works that even the very best you have to offer is as a minstrel cloth a minstrel pad the woman just throws away because it's disgusting in its bloody. You've gotta come to a place where that's how you feel about your very best works to to earn. God's love you come with nothing you come with your hands open. You don't come clutching your baggage. You cannot enter into Cheeses Sa's and think you somehow have something to offer him in the way of skills or abilities. That's why Moses spent those forty years herding sheep. Not even his sheep hurting his father in law's sheep cleaning out. There knows cleaning the infestation of maggots in the nose of the sheep. He had to clean those out he had to clean the lice. Out of there are their coats. He had to lead them and care for them for forty years. He was being trained to take care of the rebellious children of Israel and he was being prepared to be filled with the glory of God so much. So Oh that men and women could not bear to look at his face because the glory of God shown with such brilliance from his countenance. You WanNa walk in the glory of Romans Eight. Then you've got to begin and chapter six and you've got to begin to recognize the only way you can enter Jesus by the baptism of the Holy Spirit not the happy spirit not the music spirit. Not not the sentimental sloppy spirit not the permissive spirit. He is a Holy Spirit. And you're going to have to come to the other end of yourself if you want to enter into life now you can continue to deceive yourself that you're fine that you go to church that you participate in all all of the offerings and celebrations of the church. You read all the right rituals but you're still walking and room and seven and you've never surrendered rendered that secret sin to Jesus so you look on women and lust after them. You look at your pornography if you have a chance you for indicate you lie to your wife or are your husband you lie to your children and your boss you steal at work you steal time time supplies you watch violent movies you fill your heart with filthiness filthiness and then you have the insane imagination that you're saved and and somehow you can't change this well you can't but Jesus Ken and he's willing to but you're going to have to die if you're going to do that you're going to have to come to a place in your life of a finally saying I'm guilty as charged and there's no hope for me I must Jesus can save me and I want want to tell you today he can save you listen really we were buried together with him by means means of the baptism into the death that just as Christ was raised out from among dead men by the glory of the father so also so we may walk around in newness of life that is the promise of God to you but you must first enter into that death up self and you can even put yourself to death that's a work the Holy Spirit's can have to do as he comes with you holy spiritus calling you right now I know in the spirit I year of calling I hear him calling you oh my brother my sister are you gonNa go back and stay in that wickedness are you gonNa make pretend that you're saved even while you're lost that's insanity by definition that's insanity I mean if if you come to visit your brother and he's out in the garage and he has to before his lay down on the floor and he's hammering together and making a ladder and you say to him what are you doing and he says I'm making a ladder and you say well what do you need a ladder for new say. I'm making a ladder so I can climb to the moon what you're making a ladder to climb to the moon. Yes you're insane brother. You can't reach the moon by making a ladder you can't reach heaven by pretending that you can clean yourself up and do self-improvement and do strategies for success somehow. Continue you to walk in your sin and think that you are going to reach heaven. Heaven is a lot further away than the moon that is by definition insanity and so enrollment six for if we have become united in the similarity of his death then we should also be united in the similarity of his Resurrection Direction. Knowing this that our old man was crucified with him. So that the body of sin might be destroyed that that we not hereafter serve sin for the one having died has been freed from sin. Please hear me as you begin to confess. Honestly to God and probably you'll need to a brother or sister the sin of your your heart as you confess that and you go to the depth of that and say Lord. Why have I done this? It has offended you as you confess that and you have a sense of remorse for how you have heard our a father in heaven and grieve the spirit of God you finally say. I don't WanNa do that anymore. Holy Spirit I'm done with that I don't WanNa go. They're not going to pretend anymore. Jesus I am being crucified with you. Now Christ these things in me are now being put to death by the the Holy Spirit as I confess them and release them into his hands he will take them. He will take forever your love of money he will take forever. You're selfish ambitions. He will take forever ever the lust of your heart. But you're going to have to be crucified with Christ if you're going to live in the glory of Rome mm-hmm and say this is as real as it can get verse chapter six verse eight but if we died with Christ we believe that we shall also so live with him. Knowing that Christ having been raised out from the dead men dies no more death no longer has dominion over him. For in that he died he died with reference to the sin once for all but in that he lives he lives with respect to God so also you must think yourselves to be dead indeed to sin but living for God God in Christ Jesus Our Lord therefore sin must not reign in your mortal body to obey it in the lust of it and you must not yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness to the sin but once and for all yield yourselves to God as living out from amongst spiritually dead men and yield your members as instruments of righteousness or innocence for God for Sin will not rule over you because you are not not under the law but under grace which shall we say then shall we sin even once hereafter because because we are not under law but under grace certainly not. Do you not know to whom you yield yourselves. As servants is to obey you are servants whom you obey whether of sin in death or of obedience and righteousness but thanks be to God because you used to be servants of sin but you obeyed out from the hardest standard uh of teaching under which you were delivered in having been freed from sin you or made servants with reference to innocence. Now you may never have heard this before but if you WANNA get serious with with God you're going to have to get serious you're going to have to get very sober. And you'RE GONNA have to go before the Lord and asked him to transition you out of your life of Sin into a life of righteousness and that will happen through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is only by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. That Jesus Christ will enter into you or you enter into Jesus. The disciples walked with Jesus this but Jesus was not in the disciples until pentecost Jesus walked the countryside and they walked with him. And you can walk with Jesus and still be in and sin in Romans seven but to be saved you must be saved from your sin. I urge you to read very carefully this week. The book of I John Not The gospel of John First John On. We'll be going there next week. We're out of time for today. I WanNa pray with you quickly Almighty mighty God I just hear that some or grasping or grabbing like a life preserver. This word I've spoken today. I pray Lord your renew accomplish in them all that you desire and and that you will come in power into them thank you Lord I pray in your holy name Amen will. You've been listening to pilgrim's progress aggress. I'm Ray Greenlee from the national chapel. If you'd like to come and learn more about how to walk in. Jesus you're welcome to do that. You can come and be a part of the House church. Let me give you a phone number. Seven three four eight nine one. 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How to Double Your Business in 90 Days with Austin Netzley

Entrepreneur on FIRE

35:34 min | 1 year ago

How to Double Your Business in 90 Days with Austin Netzley

"WHO WHO's ready to rock today? Fire Nation J. L. A. D. Here with an audio masterclass on how to Double Your Business in ninety days into rock the MIC. I have brought Austin Nets Lee. WHO's an author investor and founder of two X A company specializing in helping being six and seven-figure service entrepreneurs double their business in ninety days and fire nation? We're to talk about the first step that you need to take when trying to double your business business. The biggest issue most business owners are making that keeps them in that perpetual plateau how he scaled businesses so fast in the biggest difference between those stuck at six figures versus those that actually get to seven figures and so much more when we get back from thinking our sponsors save time money and get organized with quickbooks books online. Right now you can save seventy percent on quick books online when you visit quickbooks dot ca slash fire this limited time offer is only the available until December seconds. Two thousand in one thousand nine hundred that's quickbooks dot ca slash fire. Getting your sales copy in funnels I just right can be difficult. But with click funnels new one. Funnel Away Challenge. You can have everything up running an optimized in just thirty days join the next one funnel away challenge for just one hundred dollars at e o fire dot com slash funnel. That's ill fire dot com slash slash. Funnel Austin say what's up to a fire nation and share something interesting about yourself that most people don't know fire fire nation. I am so pumped to be here in something that most people don't know you know very well. Dod But You got started. I was a part of fire nation at the beginning beginning. You're my first mentor. This show was my first real mentor than after listening to over one hundred shows I finally reached out to you and said Hey. I don't care what you've got a hire you. I want to get started and you said perfect. We've got this new thing that's coming out and I just want to say thank you so I'm a part of fire nation. You're my first online mentor you. You really paved the way for me to get started and now over the past few years again. Thanks to a lot of the guidance that learned from you JD. I've had now three seventy bigger businesses. Also so we've helped clients generally over one hundred million dollars in counting so the ripple effect that you have in this show has is absolutely unbelievable. So thank you from the bottom iheart. We'll brother I received seve that fully. It was so great seeing you back in two thousand twelve two thousand thirteen just starting off the game and trying a bunch of things and growing a bunch of things and the fact that I was a part of that incredible and fire nation. This is an exact example of why you have a voice a message in the mission that needs to share with the world because you are going to be inspiring Austin's of the world to go off and do great things but you can't until you start like if I waited to start entrepreneurs on fire until I was a good podcast or I never would've started so get that that voice out there fire nation and I'm personally fired up today because of all the success you've had Austin now you're coming back to share with us some of the things that you've learned implemented specifically on how to Double Your Business in ninety days. Let's just get right down to business with the first step that we need to know when we're trying to double a five five or six or seven figure business. What's that first step? The first step for small businesses. This is the same case for me is the same case for you. You had more attention Audi county behind this than I did but the first thing we've gotTa do is get the entrepreneur free from the weeds either. So many moving pieces in most of those pieces don't have to be done by you so we have to start by working to get the owner. Get The entrepreneur. Get the business owner out of the day today because if they're stuck there doing tasks they shouldn't be they don't have time to work on the growth oriented oriented activities. The right stuff that they should be working on so if we can free entrepreneurs twenty hours per week is the first step then. We can start to talk about growth. And that's what so many entrepreneurs there's only four percent entrepreneurs that ever make it to seven figures and a big part of that is because the business is built around them and they aren't free from the weeds fire nation get free from the weeds. You can't see the forest from the trees in you have to see the forest if you're going to grow a six seven figure business so so give us a quick example of how you may be freed up these twenty hours for a business owner. This really allowed them to see that forest so our greatness and our focus is around. uh-huh systems everything in your business should be around systems Everything from hiring everything from content planning a sharing on social media. When I started out I I was doing that all myself? I was editing the website. I was posting the bog. Post I was transcribing the podcast and all these things that these are ten dollar an hour or less tasks so what we've gotTA do start to master systems and then use those systems to delegate hand things off and you don't have to build a massive overhead. I started with a of the in the Philippines for three hundred dollars per month full-time And was able to hand off at least fifty percent of my workload to her at that time in entrepreneurs governors can do the same thing so it doesn't have to be super expensive disfigure out. Hey what are these tests. That with the proper system was the proper structure. We can hand off to somebody else that they can do it because they can do it. Just as good if not even better than you for ten dollars an hour or less so we start with those tasks and move on from there but there's so much you've got gotta get off your plate and it starts with just getting really clear on where you're actually going 'cause most of it can be done by somebody else remember fire nation. If you're doing a job you can pay somebody else. Ten dollars an hour to do you are valuing your time at ten dollars an hour period end of story. Stop trying to make all the excuses. Nobody's me to do it as good as me or I'm a perfectionist. Okay if you WANNA keep making five figures for the rest of your life keep having that attitude now awesome. The reality is this every the business hits a flat line at some point. Hit many of those entrepreneurs on fire we all have plateaus. But what is the biggest issue that you are seeing. Many business isn't sooners. Make the keeps them in that plateau. Funny the most common thing that I hear John is I just need more leads. Literally every single person comes to us and they say I just need more leads. They think that their businesses good in that they're ready to scale and everything and they say I just need more. It's but we found that there is a very very important order to think so when somebody says I just need more leads we ask them. Hey how're you doing on sales conversions. We find out their sales. Conversions are low. We find out that they don't do a good job of getting this person due to renew. They haven't maximized lifetime value They aren't charging enough and they basically have a lot of things to fix before we go out and get them more leads so we start with a great business model. One then can actually scale Then we go deep into the numbers to really figure out. Okay what's actually working in the business and what's not because we got to cut how what's not make the business simpler. We've got a double down on what works. These are very simple things that everybody listening can do And we free up the entrepreneur's time like I said get them out of the day to day. Now we can start to talk about growth so we were we start to talk about. Growth is optimizing the offer to make it so that it can essentially sell itself. Then then we help with the sales conversions then finally now. We're ready to talk about more leads but most people are really sitting on a gold. Mine if they can get this This other stuff right and again. There's an order to think so. Don't think that you just need more leads. Look at how you can maximize leads within your database right now. I make sure that your model is scalable. And then let's go out and start to drive more leads Austin. I need more leads wrong. Fire nation. The questions you need to be asking yourself as are you maximizing ising the lifetime value of your current lease. The answer is very likely no. Are you giving those clients by the way the ability in the incentive to actually share that it can be a great way to grow things as well and are you actually optimizing your specific offer. Are you working on that sales conversion those things need to be figured out before you go out in get more leads. And here's one thing John with that. Is We talk about and the Ninety Day program. We work with six and seven year entrepreneurs one on one we talk about marketing and leads leads actually five percent of the time or less in our average client more than doubles. So that's proof if we start to get you free from the weeds we start to maximize lifetime lifetime value and we look at. Hey these are your best clients. How do we work with them in a much? Bigger and better way some simple strategies that you can do where doesn't cost more money to go out and we get more leads. It doesn't have more work. You can easily double where you're at so again. We talk five percent or less at the time on marketing. Our client more than doubled in just ninety days. So that's proof that there's other things to work on. If there's one thing just one key thing you want fire nation to get right. What is that one thing? This is not what people are expecting acting. But the answer that comes up John is fulfillment. I really want you to get this right. Because if you have bad fulfillment you get stuck. They're stuck putting out the fires handling issues being reactive. Having you know. Let's say we were with law service based businesses. Let's say that you have something that should take two weeks in with bad add fulfilment ends up taking six weeks. This is something that really hold you back from growth whereas on the other hand if you really get fulfillment right A.. You can actually scale be your fulfillment doesn't need. UC can work on the growth activities. See You make happy. Customers unhappy customers buy more from you. They pay you more they refer you more in basically just building much healthier business so most But most people are just focused on as I said earlier I just need more leads. We focus on the opposite. We go to the end. We go to fulfill Matt I then we go to sales then we go to Leeds fire nation not to toot my own horn because it took six years to get here so he'd been a work in progress just like everybody is. But let's just talk about. The podcast is paradise on boarding secrets for a second here. Somebody joins. podcasts was paradise within forty eight hours and sometimes within six six hours they're getting a personalized video for me. That is a video that I am creating an APP called Bongino saying Austin thank you for joining podcast Peres putting your faith in your trust and Kate and myself. We won't let you down in Austin. I'm proud of you. Invest in yourself to share that voice that meshes that mission with the world is going to be awesome and by the way that I hope if you jump in the facebook group today to introduce yourself because myself and cater their everyday providing support guidance. Answering questions I'll see you there. That's step one step two. They get an email meal with the first eight steps. You take within podcasts paradise then they get an email that says hey. Do you want to jump on a quick call with John. Because he'd love just to say hello and I make calls every Saturday to to everybody who joins podcasts paradise that feels that form to thank them for joining and fire nation. That's just the first three steps of my on boarding process. Do you think that we have lower churn the most people. Yes do you think that our fulfillment is incredibly smooth an immediate yes. Do you think the podcast paradise has been around for six years years generate over six million dollars for that reason yes look at your fulfilment more leads are not always the answer and in fact as often sharing right now rarely rarely are the answer. So what are some business systems that everybody needs to have Austin first of all along that point. You've got to create raven advance in that first impression Sochi Sochi. You do it within forty eight hours. We look at our first ten days in really dial that enter to make great advances. That's it as far as systems. Everything in Your Business needs to the assistant. I mean everything It whether we're talking about hiring whether we're talking about firing whether we're talking about paying people whether we're talking about a content planning but some of the key systems system's at first come to mind that most entrepreneurs just skipped past because they're too busy. The first one that comes to mind is going deep into the numbers. I know you love the numbers jail the ID you too. We've got to see the numbers because the numbers are fact they can tell us what's actually going on. So what. I suggest entrepreneurs I'll have is at least the top eight or ten. KPI's API's key performance indicators that they can tell the health of their business really really clearly set that up into a simple spreadsheet as simple dashboard and be going through that every single week. Because there's there's so many things that you could focus on your business that if you see the numbers you can see exactly where the problem is and you can focus in on that if you look at your business as a whole it's overwhelming but you can get down to the real problem the root of it now we can start to solve it and we can solve it with the system so that that's not the problem anymore. So deep into the numbers track the key metrics that a matter have a dashboard in place. That will change the game for you. Trust me fire. Nation numbers are facts. Numbers don't lie. And I love how you have those eight is key performance indicators the show the health of your business you need to keep your finger on the pulse fire nation of your fingers on the pulse. Then you're going to be leaking the prophets quick example of that is we have an email tracker that every morning is part of my morning routine. I check the email tracker and I see where our email newsletter subscribers are coming from. Is it the sidebar pop up as the above the fold all the different areas. How many people are studying for free? podcast course everyday hundred people are signing up for our podcast smashed glass. It's all shown on this email tracker and we typically are getting between thirty two sometimes upwards of seventy five silence per day every single day so the last two days this is just last week take we had three and then six in two consecutive days. But because I have a daily tracker we identified it immediately and we went back and and saw that a bunch of our things weren't firing because there's all one glitch in the system with a plug updates and for some businesses that goes on for months and I'm going to be honest some businesses for years and has happened to us where we didn't have these systems in place and we lost so much opportunity. I mean we're talking thirty. Two seventy five genuine leads a day that we're getting that we were going to be missing out because the we didn't have a system in place to keep our pulse for some of these key. KPI's I mean fire nation. It's unbelievable how important this is. We fix it in less than forty eight hours so awesome. How have you actually scaled small businesses fast last businesses overwhelming? It's so tough and before I came to you John had built my first business. I was trying to do it all myself in Burma's without Burma's self out so bad. I had to call nine one one and it took me actually twice of having to do this where I burnt myself out because I was working so hard trying to figure out. All that myself was doing it as a Solo Solo perner. No coach no guidance. No friends or network in this space and it was a horrible path and finally after the second time after I was having anxiety attack and had to call nine one one when I finally like learn a little bit. Slow learners took me twice Either go back in just realize that has to be a better way. There has to be a simpler way. So that's what we've I've got to start with is. How can we simplify things down? How can we figure out what really matters? And focus on that and cut out the rest and it's so scary for us to cut out the rest especially when you're getting started in when you're trying to build things like every dollar really matters and we start to say yes to all these wrong opportunities so we've gotTa Make Things Simpler Dr. We've got to figure out. What are the key levers business? What are the key offers in the business in focused just on those in like really really make things streamlined? Before you start to scale so that's number. Want make things simpler number. Two as we've mentioned a couple of times now as you gotta get free from the day to day if you have the business built around you you have to approve everything. You're just GONNA be reacted you're going it'd be stressed out and you're not gonna be able to really scale past a certain mark and I'd do that in my first business surgery my second business. I build it around me and I kept out at multiple six six figures. I could never get to five hundred K.. Or definitely not to seven figures so I learned to get to that next level Hey to remove myself put in the team in systems in place that we can actually scale and then third piece maximize leads in sales conversions by maximizing. LTV and looking at okay. How can I really get more out of customers in the audience that I have and then you can start to drive more leads but really that order make things simpler get free from the day today then start to maximize sales conversions in the EH leads? That are within your database right now. Then let's start to talk about more leads. Fire nation make things simple cut out the rest. I mean that eighty twenty principle is real real twenty percent of things that are really just rocking your business or going to account for the overall eighty percents of the revenue coming in the lease coming into the success. You're having so focus on that twenty percent and don't be the clogging your business. Don't be the reason your business is getting clogged up. Let Your Business Run free in maximize leads and sales by maximizing the lifetime value of your clients. Now we're gonNA take a quick break but fire nation. We'll be talking about. What makes the fastest growing business? That austen's worked with different from the rest. A tip on a team building exercise a less more strategy in the biggest difference between those who are actually stuck right now six figures versus those actually get to seven seven figures and beyond as soon as we back from thinking our sponsors online funnels can be intimidating. They require setup and technical aspects. 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Now you can save seventy percent on quick books online but this limited time offer is only available until December seconds two thousand in nineteen nineteen so visit quickbooks dot ca slash fire. So often we're back in as promise. We have a lot of awesome stuff left left for this episode. But what makes the fast growing businesses that you've worked with different from the rest of the businesses that do flat-line do plateau. Well I think the hardest part isn't letting go. So that's that's like a big differentiator here is like letting go mentally because against so many people starting at like. You're good at what you do. Do you think that you're the best that I can do. You don't think that others can do it so again. Just ultimately build what is really not a business. It's actually the job as you've created for yourself. So so. The fastest growing entrepreneurs and businesses really learned that hate to get to the next level to actually grow consistently in to some big numbers. We've got to build this thing in a way that can actually scale where you're not at the center of it because you've only got so many hours in the day so the fastest growing companies. John Get really good at letting go they. Master Mr Leverage we talk about leverage in a few key forms one systems. We've talked a little bit about systems and just to come back to that. Systems can be automation. It can be checklists. They can be a templates that can be a step by step processes. It could be a videos That basically allow you to do things much easier and much more repeatedly and be able to hand them off right so systems. One of the key forms of leverage team is another huge former lepers. The wealthy love using obt in opium of other the people's time and other people's money so building a world class team around you really really essential in the third piece of leverage that again most don't take very seriously it's data we look at data as a huge form of leverage. And this is again just going back to simplifying your business down to a few key metrics. We talked about eight to ten John. You mentioned a few of your leading metrics that are so important to track that you know if you keep working on those keep optimizing growing those those are GONNA lead to the results that you want so most people are just looking at revenue in like what their tax tax bill is at the end of the year and their financials every quarter maybe every month. No we've gotTA look at the leading indicators systems team data are three key forms of leverage that the fastest this growing entrepreneurs law fire nation winners. Let go they just let go. They don't try to be everyone to everything everywhere to all the other. They just don't they let go and I think a really good example in my life recently is listen. I know that I created a great community podcast paradise and I have a big audience. Sydney's more than just a course on podcasting but like what am I supposed to do. Every course on on the planet like style now of course on masterminds and like have all that time engineer for the goes around that as well or can I say hot Tony Robbins is launching a course on masterminds. He's GonNa do really well in fact he's going to do a great. Why don't I just support his launch and be an affiliate of his launch? And we did that just a few months back. We ended up becoming the seventh biggest affiliate four Tony Robbins doing two hundred seventy eight sales sales which was almost six hundred thousand dollars in total revenue three hundred K. for affiliate revenue plus. I get to go spend four days with Tony. Robbins in Fiji and his private resort with the other top ten individuals. I mean that's an amazing example of me not having to create this entire course and spend all the time ban with doing that but just supporting someone who's going to do it really well making significant revenue from that and getting other benefits as well and I love that word of leverage systems team data you need to have leverage around all of those things fire nation. So you didn't mention team. I think that is super important. So talk to us because you've built a team you've learned a lot from building a team. What does fire nation need to know how about teams big challenge? That teams have is with communication So they need to be properly communicated with but they also need clarity or hey if they have clarity on what to do what the role is. What's expected of them how they're being measured than they can perform pretty well So we've got to give them that clarity it's Our responsibility to train them to guide them to give them that clarity. So the first thing that really suggests taking action today is what we call jobs scorecard so we we have this for every single individual on our team. Simple Google spreadsheet but you can put it in a document or whatever so that you guys can both be working from it but this list out their role responsibilities in detail the core values of your company and how they're performing versus those. KPI's For how they're going to be measured every person should have a multiple. KPI's API's that they're being measured on In their performance and this is kind of the sense centerpoint of their role is the center point of your performance reviews within a very few entrepreneurs burners business owners are having regular performance reviews But we need to do that. It's thirty minutes a month. That's going to change the way that they can perform for you because you want them to perform give them that guidance given that clarity on their role what's expected of them and help them succeed. So the job scorecard again to repeat those Roy responsibilities core values in KPI's and then we'd go through that every single month in detail to update it into evaluate. How they're doing on those two dress improvements that we need to get them clarity for the next month and boom were off to the races so I've lost two employees in past whatever four or five years that I've had team because we do this? We give them clarity. Not We are always having the conversations with how they're doing and helping them perform of US tune poison the entire time in You know thirty forty people at that time John. COMMUNICATION PLUS CLARITY EQUALS A winning team fire nation and that jobs. That job scorecard sounds amazing. I hope you're going to give away way to access a job scorecard that often so that I can send it to my team. Have them create the exact scorecard that he may be working off of. And what I want to move into next is the the less is more strategy. Does that work when growing a business. And if so give us a specific example is one of the scariest things to do. It's is it is to do less again at the beginning. We're just trying to scrap win. We're taking on everything that we can so we usually need kind of a kick in the butt or some guidance is behind us so most people have their business trying to serve to many people. It's two generals too broad So what we've got to do is give deep into the numbers to figure out. Hey who's going to get the most value out of your offer who's GonNa pay the most who's going to be the easiest to convert an have some really deep conversations to understand in breakdown your avatar in detail night aren't learned about the Avatar from you John To Go really really narrow into this in just to give you an example we understand. We go so narrow in on our audience that are Avatar document that lists sal this person in detail and they haven't named just like you guided me on. Our avatar document is twenty two or thirty two pages. Something ridiculous list that goes so deep. We know they're pains. We know where the rat and once we get really clear on that we know how to market to them. We know how to communicate to them. We know how to a of user marketing a message for them So go deep in a couple of example I can give you fifty examples of but one was with one of our financial show planners He was serving a really good audience of a medical professionals which is already a niche within itself all right. He wasn't going after going after medical professionals Charles and we went deep into the numbers. Figured out this one type of medical professionals so we said hey. Why don't we focus for the next ninety days just on this audience? And what would that look like And once we understood that we made the decision together after him pushing back on this. We decided to do that. The first thing that we started to talk about it was okay. How can we get more of this audience? Well referrals was a great way. We had a much more specific referral. That people would act on not something General Haiti. Anybody that needs financial. It's no hate. You knew any buddy. That's this specific type of person that we can support and we gave you know a specific message Brown. The next thing that we looked at his or any conferences servants that we could go to that. Can Tap into this. We've found one that came up in like three weeks for amazing. What are the odds of this? So he went to this event and he ultimately mitzi tripled his business he already had a multi six-figure visit he tripled his business in just a matter of literally weeks So matter of days after this event Dan he had his messaging so much clear he was able to start to turn away the clients that he didn't need he was able to put down payment on the house and moved to the state that he wanted to from California to Texas a He'd been waiting two years John two years to be able to do this. He could just never get ahead head because he was always scrapping in his business by going more narrow he was able to inject a Lotta cash. Lotta opportunity to his business. Have a much better fulfillment because he knows knows that particular audience inside now and make his life make his business so much easier but it changes life as just one example it so scary to do but so much clarity comes by going deep so we work on this with about half of our clients. I can't remember an example where it didn't work out because again it just allows you to serve your clients in a much bigger and better way that allows everybody to win. Sounds like the only mistake he made is that he stopped at Texas instead of continuing on. I mean what is his problem. That's the next step I think. Okay so what was that percentage again people that successfully made the leap from six to seven figures. Was it four percent only four percent okay. Fire nation four four percent for percents. So what is the biggest difference awesome between those people that are actually stuck at six figures versus that four percent of individuals were able to get to the seven figure range first thing that comes up is the mindset thing And it's it's it's it's crazy we work with Six seven even now nine figure companies and will across the board The first thing that we've got to work on not some strategies not anything related to the business that goes back to the six inches between your ears as such a mindset thing because if you can get that right and you can be willing to kind of let go Of some of the things you can really start to to have that seven-figure CEO mindset that we talk about Where again you're going to build a business that can scale not have to be perfect perfect? You just want to get what you really want out of business. It starts with the mindset So six hundred entrepreneurs stay stuck. They're afraid to let go that. Keeps her business built around on them. They want some some ego in whatever and it's just a lot of fear and I took me years to get over this and again. Thank you so much to you John. You kind of guide in the way on this that you've you've been such a big A new instrument in me performing in the way that I have through the mindset Venus. That's Spanish for you. Welcome thank you so much. But you've got to get this right. So it's a constant constant battle to a person you need to becoming my favorite Tony Robbins lesson. So you mentioned Tony. So my favorite listenable in this guy has millions of amazing messages. My favorite lesson of all is. He's like he cusses but he says this person that I am today day I created this guy. I wasn't born this way so I'm manufactured this person than I am today. He's amazing person. Sure he was born with system amazing blessings but he created that person. So who is the person that you need to become to have that business in life that you really know is possible. It's probably different than the person I just started out in business so starts with the mindset. Then we can go to the business model in the growth tactics and everything but really starts with the mindset and WanNa really ed bring that back because listening to Yo fire over and over and over again I was into hundreds of episodes to really ingrained in me the mindset that I needed in if you get get that right everything else all the strategies and everything really become possible but it starts with the Mindset Austin you have dropped value bomb after value bomb today. Give us the overall concept or thought or process. You want to leave us with today. Give us a call to action about how we can learn more about you and anything you want to gift to fire nation and then we'll say goodbye John First of all thank you. It's been such an honor to be here. The biggest thing the biggest lesson. I want you to take away from this. Is that everything. Everything is possible in your business if you get free from the day today so if you can get free from the day today operations your business is going to be scalable. We're GONNA be able to work on more of the right stuff gonna be able to empower your team in really worked from a high level and get the freedom the impact the growth the money that you really want so give free from the day today. Everything is possible They have some awesome tools for you. What I'm GonNa do is I'm going to add the job scorecard to as well so if you can go to? Our site scaled two X.. Dot Com slash fire. We're going to give you the tents that blueprint that we use six thousand seven for your entrepreneurs to really help them scale again. There's an order to things that is so crucial. Crucial says scale two X.. Dot Com slash fire in. Make sure that the team since you the job scorecard as well use this with every single employee that you have in this is actually the first step that we use before or we even go and hire new employees. Is We start there. That's the centerpoint. Makes their life easier than perform. Better your life easier and better in everybody wins. But John Thank you skilton dot com slash fire looking forward to supporting their fire nation. The reality is when you create two systems when you create the team when you take yourself out of the day today. I mean you're giving yourself freedom to live a life every fall now for four years kate and I go on I seventy five to ninety day. Track in twenty one thousand nine hundred ninety day track. We are doing doing Fiji. We're doing Canada. We're doing Latvia Poland France and every single one of those three months during those ninety days we will generate over a eight hundred thousand dollars in revenue for our business net profit. 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Do You Have What It Takes?

Business & Biceps

51:07 min | 1 year ago

Do You Have What It Takes?

"On this episode we talk about. Is there steroids and business. John yes there is. There is definitely steroids and business. I know everyone wants to take them. And we will tell you where to get them what they're called and we'll do for you. Identifying identifying strength and weaknesses is a big deal. A lot of people talk about we kind of go a little bit of that. We we do touch on that deer presented to us and leave rebutted with some information and I think commenting on did myles Garrett you know really get a racial slur at him and that's why he tried. Hi to kill Mason. Rudolph cheap cheap shot city not a fan not a fan not a fan and there's much more to come on this episode of visits by. Let's go look out for the fall spring IMPO clucking. What's up everybody? Welcome to another episode of business and Biceps and you better wake your ass up his today. Show Shit them up to change the Ah The INTRO. To say is what it's got all the core. You don't know what you're GONNA say. You have no clue. We have no clue what we're going to talk about but sure it's going to be amazing so John First off euro one funny motherfucker. I was listening to the last episode. I gotTa Tell Ya Like we've been friends for a long longtime but you're really you're really bring some fucking funny Shit Dude. Listen I'm laughing my ass off and then comfortable half the time so it's actually my favorite part. I love it laughing so much because I know incense it that you do it even more. It's it's really like the guy in high school locker room after gym class. Who's got the fruit bat? And he tries to hide in the corner when everyone change. I it's not. It's it's actually not like that at all but yes but it is. It is funny to listen back and every turnkey keeping it real. That's all if people find find humor. They find humor but I have told you. I've told many I am not mentally stable so you may do with that what you please. Yeah but I also so gotta tell you in between the humor. There's a ton of great feedback on the Value Vasco. So I'm looking forward to keep in this kind of train. namath wrote of trae. Now there coach Joe. What's up guys? So you guys see. Did you guys see mild Garrett's appeal where he said yes. Rudolph said that he said the derogatory term towards awesome man. So this is a this is a slippery fucking slow because listen. I don't know all the facts. But here's what I do think I know now. I don't believe he said initially after the incident or the assault whatever you want to refer to it as that Mason. Rudolph called him the the N.. Word and I believed I believe now because he's facing down consequences like we talked about another show like real consequences. He he is pulling out and this is my opinion he is pulling out the dirtiest ugliest cheapest most pathetic fucking move in the world to try to save his ass and I don't think he either doesn't understand or he doesn't care that once you brandy white man in a let's say african-american dominated sport once you brand a white man as a racist. If you prevail. That white man is not going to be accepted anywhere. You're ever anywhere. People aren't going to block for him he's he's GonNa be fucked and to just do that to save. Your ass is pathetic. Now I wasn't there I don't nobody said but but logic tell me if Mason Rudolph really said that that would be the first thing yeah myles Garrett said on the day of of or whenever he spoke about it I and it wasn't too and that's fucking bullshit. Yeah Johnny I agree I think that so actually me and Trey talked about this yesterday before we knew her. And talk about on the PODCAST and You know he got the Frat boy kind of fucking I think he he would be too much of a pussy to say that the bulk of myles Garrett overby straight house garrets a big motherfucker. Like if you're starting to have you you think you want white white supremacists you're gonNA say some shit the Myles Garrett like that straight talk like to me. I think it's miles covered his ass too. I WanNa believe that Mason Jason. You know that would have been the first thing that was said in. That would have been like other guys there. There's a lot of people on top. These two guys would would have probably heard it. You know what I'm saying so I agree. It's a low blow agree with your point but it could ruin made up Mason Duff's career if the NFL sides them and here's the problem. The racial pressure in this country. So now what's going to happen. I guarantee you. This is people and I'm not saying whatever her people are going to come out on the side who aren't even football fans of Myles Garrett because it's become a black white thing now and and that is so fucking unfair. That is so fucking unfair because now we're into the mainstream or out of NFL were into the mainstream and it's a black white thing and that's that's fucking bullshit unless it happened like that and if it did why didn't Garrett say it immediately. Yeah and so. What's interesting is I thought the the level he took it to might have been because that initial thought that was my initial thought? Why would too I would myles Garrett take to this level and I don't know if that's be that'll that's thinking racially but to drive to that point a level you think it had to be extreme right? Why would he go lose? Loses fucking top so as well. Yeah that too maybe would shitty is what about just being a person thing like these motherfuckers just lost their cool in the heat of the NFL battle in kitchen and went down like that but it did and if he really throws us in at the end it's a low oh blow and he knows he can leverage it. It's pretty shitty and it's going to be messy and say the parallel I'll make at the end of this is what we talked about on the last show so with the female to male thing. You know what I'm saying like I'm I don't want to sound like a victim but it can be hard in specific situations in today's society to be white. It can be hard because in these situations like we lose a lot of the time and no. I'm not saying that we should win. But it's it's very easy to take a cheap shot. No it's an interesting thing to think about and I'm glad we brought it up. Act You trae on this podcast. We talk a lot about the similarities between athletes and business so in the business world. You think that there's like some kind of steroid that people could potentially really use. That could like absolutely give them an edge to their business. I could potentially hundred percent in the future. Of course of course in. It's called fucking adderall. ADDERALL or Ritalin. I've always said that's the performance enhancing drug of professionals. It's just a fact because it focuses your mind signed so obscenely on every little detail and things like you know filling out reports and doing work that you normally like man really got into it you get so into it and you do it so efficiently and a lot of people work on it. If you if you know anybody who's ever ever worked like on Wall Street a lot of those guys are blown coke number one but number two adderall. I think is a little little calmer version of that not to say it's great but yeah that stuff is always going to be a performance enhancer because it takes your brain to another level plain and simple and at the end of the day it's addictive it's narcotic it's not good and you can't operate it on on it every day so yeah I think it will bite you in the ass eventually eventually if you take it all the time so johnny the You know I've taken a lot of it in the past. I've been getting zapped for a long time. I was just going to so i. I think what people need to hear right. We heard all the things it does for you. Talk about the from what I gathered. Never take a hard fall off after you go off off of because that's what it sounds like people continue to take it because I at some point you got to go off of it and when you do there's a fucking in you know whether it's withdrawal like talk about that stuff. I can't speak on it but I think it's helpful for people to know. Don't even fuck with the stuff with it. Taking Fed Amax from ever muscle. It's absolutely reliant alive that mess Max over most dot Com so what I would say. Is that the fall off when you take it not even like when you're trying to get off when you take take it. Is You get absolutely moody. You get extremely moody and you don't work well with people because it's coming out of your system and that's just what it does to you chemically so that's not a good thing number one but when you try to stop taking it if you've been taking it for for a prolonged period of time yeah man you're like anything else your body's going to be like where is it at. Where's it at if you give your body something every day and then you stop giving your body? Something it's going to be like. Where's it at? And then you're going to have physical withdrawals you're gonNA have emotional. Withdraws have mental withdrawals. Listen deep relying on any substance. You know what I'm saying including caffeine including caffeine is not good is not good. I think we're all guilty of relying on something but you know obviously some are more severe than others but yeah the fall off on. This stuff is severe but do you professionals at a high level use and abuse. ADDERALL Ritalin. Dude it's so widespread it's never gonNA stop because because it's like a athlete taking steroids. Yeah so a lot of people in today's world want to be entrepreneurs but like not everyone's cut out to be the number one person in business so like what you guys. What you guys is perspective on people that maybe they're not the number one entrepreneur kind of guy but the perfect fit for the number two or the number three in the business? That's my take on that is it takes time to understand That you are the number two or you are the number three and I think the hardest thing about someone who potentially capable of being number two or being a number three is the simple fact of them accepting that because by accepting that they are not looking at themselves or viewing themselves offs as a number one so if your number two or a number three of a high level of skill and if you have a high level of skill in anything most people want to be the best and most people also have big egos goes so I I just think there's a progression and and You know it's like it's like the law of Nature Man. Its survival viable the fittest. So you know if you work overtime and you make your way up to a number three or number two and then your time comes and you make make it to number one like. That's just what it is. I think trying to figure out what you are is almost like a false self like unfulfilling prophecy. Because time. We'll tell you what you are because you will earn certain positions and yeah I just I just don't think any young person should say man. I'm number two. I'm a number three. No no do just just just work your fucking ass off and find out what you're capable of. Because what I I was capable of and I can only use myself as an example when I was twenty two versus what I was capable of when I was twenty five versus thirty versus thirty. Five dude whole different different ballgame and I think everybody should let themselves develop not put themselves in a box as a young person and just do the best they can. Yeah Yeah I guess why would you sell yourself short. Say on a two point. Five when like Jon said a difference between a twenty year old John Fosko in the thirty. So you've had a birthday thirty nine John Thirty five. I thirty five all right thirty nine year old John Fos. What's going on forty something? You're already on line. You're closer to forty then thirty John. That's all I'm saying and I just wanted to voice that real quick off Sir Anyway. What I'm getting at is that there is a progression that you might have been a one but not developed yet? So why would you sell yourself short it at. I'm a fucking six when in reality you just did mature yet and then you're an obvious one now right win. Have you not felt like a one. Since you knew. Do the skill you know. It had a certain skill when I was seven years old. Dude I believe that actually I think that It's one of those things that don't sell yourself short but here the number three person at Berkshire hathaway the number four and nine ten eleven person at facebook. You know what I'm I'm saying like there's people that are in the organizations that grow too crazy magnitudes that do extremely well in way better than a one in a business business. That does one hundred thousand so I think a lot. You know what I mean I think a lot of that is Perspective on skillset. Timing like you said development but I think There's some people that are naturally just D- leader in the lion and that's it so yeah I mean I think a lot of it is personality driven so if if someone was to say to me okay you could make ten times which are making now being number five at facebook faulkner faulk like I'm like my personality would not allow that. That's not me like I need to control my own destiny. Not 'cause my ego because I always want to be creative in whatever ways I can be so I don't think it's about like oh I can be a three here or even these numbers were putting on things. I think it's just about your either a creative who who literally marches to the beat of your drum or euro conformist and and you can work in someone else's structure and I can't do that and a lot of people can't do that and I'm not saying my way is the right way but I'm saying I think being a quote unquote number one if we're going to use that word is more based on personality than it is achievement. Yeah no I like that. You know no what John's funny because as you were talking I was thinking about how the organization grew in the old company. And you know I ended up being like the fourth or Fifth Guy Hi it essentially in certain areas in one or two and other areas for marketing. You know it was all over for put numbers on but in reality when it became like that I I got like A. It's like I was allergic to it. It's not that type of you know format of working. Just not for me that in like you said head. I really think that you're either like that or not like that. You either are the creative. You're out front. You're in the top whether it's one through five or you're in this can formative addictive box essentially and yet everything about that just makes my fucking hair stand up on my neck and make the weird. It's like and I think that you either know it or you don't don't know it. I don't think that's like something that happens over time. Maybe I'm wrong but that I think I've always kinda known that about myself and I think I think you have to. Yeah and people shouldn't feel lesser sir. Than if they're not a that's the biggest thing like I really want people to take from the show. Always as if. You're not an entrepreneur. Dude I'm not better than you know one's better than new like do a good job in in your job in the corporate. No one's better than anybody. We're just talking about different styles of working. Yeah good point so I think it's safe the say that everyone that's listening to this. PODCAST spires to be successful. So why do other people that aspire to be successful look like they're inspiration other successful people verses less motivated people. They kind of resent this accessible. People who show the question is why do less motivated people resents accessible people. Why do less motivated people resent successful people Gol while people that aspire to be successful? Look up to them Gotcha. Why didn't they resent them? Because successful people have what they want but they're not willing to work for it and they're also not willing to be honest with themselves and say you know no what I'm mad at that person because not because they have more than me but because I'm not willing to work as hard as them that makes them mad mad but at the end of the day you know looking inward and saying why that's why I love that word. Why why is that person more successful? Why do I hate someone? I'm one I don't know you hates on you. Don't know you gotTa Check Yourself. You know what I'm saying you're the problem. And then if people who want to be successful I think the reason they look at other successful people is because people who are going to be successful are successful want to be successful. They're seekers their secrets of knowledge seekers of the information and and there is no better teacher than history period. And and and if you're talking to people who have experienced and and have a history of doing stuff you you can learn a lot from them I mean do. That's that's that's the whole purpose of reading. That's while while I will always read. That's why you always have have to be a student. That's why you always have to keep your ego in check because as long as you do that then you're always learning there. There's no cap to success. There's no cap so so I I think that's I think that's exactly why I think this was a good camouflaged hater question really because at the end of the day you you know the people people that are Hayden is because they look deep inside and like Johnson. They're not willing to do what really takes they're upset in entitled and I. Yeah I fucking hate that stuff because at the end of the day it's like people that get in certain positions. Aren't there by accident if they are. It's very rare. So that's what would I use a lot of times when I'm having a serious talk with somebody or somebody that Kinda throat maybe. They don't even realize they're throwing it my way but they are where they almost discount how I got here. I tend to kind of snap back and say I didn't get your by accident. Mo- fucker like get here by accident. I know how I got here. I I know when there was positions in times I had to step up that I fucking knocked it out of the park. I also know there was times where I didn't and I got better and I read more and I've kept it. Learning a learned a ton from John Learned from my old business partners. I learned how to do things now not to do things of. I've literally learned this entire time. And I'll continue learning and Bob even up to my development time because I know if I WANNA keep progressing. That's what it is so a mother fuckers. Try to say oh well you know everything you you just Kinda do turns out a certain way motherfucker know why it turns out that way and you should know why yours didn't turn out that way these things to me like they fucking light me up because I think about the work put in John The work he's put in the things we've been through individually things we've been through as business partners together and we know exactly exactly why this or that works out. Hey things change from time to time but then today you can usually point your finger in no and I think that people that look up the other successful people full is because they want to look under the hood they WANNA see. What's the process? How do they do things you know? How can I emulate certain ports or learn so I can apply to my life at people that are haters? They WANNA blame somebody else. You know. It's interesting before before we cut. This one is like when you for anyone out there who started a business. What's what's interesting or at least my experience? Is that when you start something everyone who you know. Acquaintance a friend. Whatever they almost almost you almost feel like they're laughing at you ride laughing at you because Oh he's got this idea? He thinks he's going to do this. But then the second second they can put their finger on or they see something where what you're doing is successful than they wanna wear your t shirt then they wanna rep that your your friend like it's it's it's it's it's a world of even the people close you. They're jealous that you are willing to take your ideas. Invest in them. Put your time into them. They're fucking jealous and and they do hate behind your back and I don't I don't let it get to me but I've noticed this over time once it turns and it successful successful. Everyone's on board. Everyone's like man you did it were were you at the beginning when it was still a question mark now I don't care I don't I don't don't get mad at people but anyone who started a business knows exactly what I'm talking about enough. Funny John is that you can read that stuff and you know it and it hell I think. Listen even if I would never voice it. I still think those little things that you're aware of and you observe help the process because ever ever you know how people that are listening. This adult haven't started their own business. chatenay aspire to. It is so fucking hard. I use every piece of every all all of this for motivation every piece of it and I like even people that I love I enjoy fucking letting them know yup here goes another one. Dj callen and another another one Bugger so it's just. I think that those things all help the process but notre so a lot of these people that do aspire to be successful they have have no fucking clue like where. Start at like what. What kind of Business Start Aso? What were some ways that you guys identified what your passions were and what what kind of business that you wanted? They get into like whereas some tips that you would give to someone that wants to take that next level step in their life but they don't know what they wanted to work. Get a job until you until so you know so if if people are thinking okay I got to come up with an idea for a business faulk in a you're wrong that's not how it works. Wchs go work somewhere get paid support yourself because when the idea comes that you can put into play and make work in. You're passionate about you. You cannot deny it in then you go and you put a fucking structure together and you put a fucking financial plan together and you go in but I want everyone to understand stand. You don't be like I wanNA be a businessman. What angle should I no? No no no it comes to you it comes to you and you cannot deny diet and then you go do it so if you know you wanNA start a business and you do not have the idea right now if you will go get a job the the idea will hit you in the face one day and when it does you may have the courage to follow it and if you do there you go you on your journey. If you don't have the courage to follow it continue to work your the job. Yeah I think there's a lot of people in the fitness realm that when they they run into me in person or on online they ask me this exact question because I think they see the body of work of myself or Johnny and being in this for twenty years and they only see what's happening right now or what happened at the old business us and they can't conceptualize you know the start point it's almost like paralyzing to some degree and I always say this like okay. You want to be in the industry right. You should either do a John. Did get a job. Learn how to do sales right so you get a skill plus you got commission which is run your own shit or do what I did. I got an internship turn ship in learned how to personal train when I was folding fucking towels for eight dollars an hour like I had to have an entry point in the realm. You gotta think like like my progression was I thought I was going to be a personal trainer. Probably my whole life and I still am to some degree on a mass scale online but in the reality is like my progression to supplements. I could never anticipated that. Just as where everything flowed for me because that's where my interest lies within the industry but at the end of the day if I want to entry entry point my point was personal training. If I wouldn't have started there then I never would have more probably supplements that came through the love and ten years of building a business and competing and all these other things. So I think the entry point and the Star points paralyzing to a lot of young people and just people starting a new profession because they think they gotta start where we were. We start that's just not how it works and I think you gotta go figure out if it's for you you know I mean that that to me which is get a job in in the end and also strategic for me it was strategic. I owned luckily the person that helped me get an internship. He told me this this corey this Jim. There's not a lot going on in. It's not a powerlifting gym. It's actually a tennis and fitness club with by. The way is not real appealing to me. Fox Go right but this is what he said. It was dawn which you know Donovan. Thought shout at the Dharma Guy. At Ponce he goes. There's a guy there. That's an ex athlete. That was roommates with Jason Taylor who play for the dolphins. He's a he's a really smart guy and he knows how to sell fitness. He's probably making one hundred g a year you can learn from him. That's all I had to hear. I don't care the fuck was that I could get in a system and watch a system. I don't care if I've got a full towels. The entry point is key. Everybody you gotta go to the Entry Point. Mr Opinion so what's one way that you guys. How how did you guys identify your own strength and weaknesses of through through working through through working? Not What if you just go into business from the jump like it's like it's like stepping on the basketball court and never going having a practice. It's like oh I've been watching this shit and it looks cool wall dude you're gonNA get crossed over you're gonNA get your shots are going to be blocked it's going to be fought But Yeah Dude like you like you anyway. I Yep and so you get get a job and when you get a job you find out about yourself anytime you put yourself in a new situation where you cannot outdraw on a similar experience like okay. This is my first real job. You learn so much about yourself. I didn't know that I could fucking King Sell Anything I. I didn't know that Antill I fucking worked at Compusa when I was sixteen years old and they only let me clean. Lean the printer. I'll in month one. I sold more computers than everybody and the reason I did. It is because when the managers weren't looking I knew I can make thirty two bucks selling a fucking computer side. Get the fuck out my way. Dude I can fuck it. I didn't know what megabytes were. I didn't know what Ram was. I told people ram was related to the animal and they extracted a part of their horn. They put it in the fucking computer chip. I didn't know anything but I sold more computers than everybody so I was like Shit. I know how to sell Shit. I don't know nothing about a computer but I could sell more than anyone in the store and I'm sixteen years old so I think when you go and you work you find out what you're good at and when you find out what you're good at you follow that path and from that path you can learn things that complimented like once I was selling selling selling okay like marketing and sales work hand in hand. You develop from there air but you must get a job you must find out about yourself and you have to see where you kind of gravitate towards. Yeah I agree with you. A hundred percent Jonah. John I think along my path of training and don't supplements and all these things like there's always like a a correlation with Retention relationship chip customer service never never the strong side of organization. Or you know. We talked about day. One of MAC's effort vert oriented. Corey some adderall. We're going to of course. Yeah with forecasting it just never. I've never been good at. Math is never something that came easy to me. I knew that it wasn't my strong point. But I keep a customer engaged for a decade. I keep them you know getting results. I love interacting with P like. There's just things I was is much better at. Maybe the way I was brought up maybe his personality driven it. Just there's just things that were more natural and so no matter. How big the business was I gravitated towards those things? Because I knew that was where my biggest value would be and and I've continued that double down on a lot of that stuff and tried to partner up. Hire out the things that I'm not good at and I don't really think I'm good at him. I knew for a really long time. I wasn't good at good at them and I've tried to work on some of them to make that not not not as much of a deficiency thumbs. Some things just aren't in your makeup though. I mean that's a real thing ABS- listen you know you're good at something not when you say it now on someone else says it when your bank account says it work. That's how you know when you're good at something like you. Bank account talks anger. Anga the money whisper you know yes. Yeah exactly. You're on the air so in life. A lot of people like to avoid conflict but in business I feel like conflict is something that you need to take head on to kind of fix these business issues. So why. Don't you guys think that conflict conflict is so important in business to confront conflict rather than run from it like a lot of people do just regular life cancer. D- cancer do when you leave it alone metastases sizes and then if it metastasized for long enough. You're fucking dead. You're dead because it spread so if there's an issue with someone and and you leave it the fuck alone. It's going to spread from that person to another employee. Now there's this gossip culture and your business has cancer and that could be the beginning of the end or it could be a mass exodus of employees all because when you saw there was an issue you did not want to confront the person and say hey me and you interim shut the fucking door. Let's figure this out that people are not comfortable with that. They are not comfortable. They're not comfortable looking another man or woman in the eye and saying listen. This is bullshit you cannot do this. It doesn't matter how I feel about. You know how I feel about. You is irrelevant. The this is unacceptable. So you know Oh can't conflicts must be handled fast you know. We've we've talked about that dude radio and his quote from his book a million million times if he wishes he could do anything better as guys. where seventeen billion dollars? It is basically take on hard take on the hard issues fast fast and that is dealing with conflict. Once you see that it's crucial guys the longer you let it go on. It's GONNA each business from the inside out guaranteed. I was just as you're talking John. We had a couple situations like that. Since we've worked together and I think about the amazing feeling that you have after you handle it and how many times do you always think I probably should have did that a while ago. Are you are you. I'm when you try to use use our warehouse for a sex trafficking network have no. That's not what we do dude. We're fucking ellen supplements here like we're not bringing bringing people in from Thailand three foot seven you know hit the I really don't want I said I can't do this and you say we'll look at trae. Hey He's like we could sell him to. I said no corey. No so I if we did have the clip of Theo von. That was the first Avodon the road out. Here you're a sex trafficker people think your fitness dude Johnny traffic in G. I don't even really know how to combat that but what I have good at it though. You're good at it I do props drops. I really hope that doesn't make a meam or anything happens about that. Just given given the microphone back to charity to the. Where's the air so you guys are both like pretty artistic people so the grammys just happened the other night and for a lot of people a lot of people that kind of like look up to the grammys can really actually Ashley take? They take them very serious but they have been in an. Yeah but I think the grammy's is full of Shit from nominations. The the main the mainstream shit like all these artistic people are just getting fucking snubbed. John I know you say about this because that kind of gets me fired up so I I think the grammy's like any other let's say Powerful governing body of anything worries about liability. I THEY WANNA play it safe. They they want to reward. WHO The people want to see rewarded boarded? And if we're talking about grammy's and we're talking about music. The people want to see the people who sell the most albums reward. Now we all you know the people who sell the most albums typically typically our products. They're not artists their products. And there's M- they're basically like a corporation they're the face of it and the way you know someone else writes her music someone else. Dresses them up at you know the the the singer Songwriter. If you will nonexistent so I think the grammy's is there to reward the people who put up the biggest numbers. It's almost like a sales award for music. That's true you know. It's a machine I mean. They're here makers their production. It's sales award his amazing way to look at it job because how often is it. It sounds like I'm not really into like John always know bands that I've never fucking heard of right I. I'm not into the same genre music so I only know probably who's is on the grammys to the drive by truckers. Go ahead there you go exactly so I guarantee for every fucking nickelback capillary Adler do not fucking overdose after John Listened Voelkel back. I'm sure that there's fucking truckers should have got fucking award over nickelback. John would quit listening to them in his fucking offer. They would probably win the fucking grammy behave yourself. We're not me MEL behavior. We'll bring up meek mill a bucket stab you on that one so when it comes to the skin so when it comes to skills a lot of people say that you need to put in ten thousand. Ten thousand is an hour's worth of work to actually become a master at the skill. Do you guys loosely ten thousand. Yeah I I. I don't fear the man who knows ten thousand kicks if you're the man who's done one kick Nick Ten Thousand Times. Yeah you'd think that rings true Johnny. Oh absolutely absolutely I mean I mean just I guess. Just think about that if that's where he was going right like you go and you fuck in new ten thousand different things great you suck at ten thousand things you do one thing ten thousand and fucking times whenever that one thing is you're going to be very very fucking hard to deal with because you're going to know the INS and outs of even the most basic shit. You're going to be absurd at it because anyone who's who does something so repetitiously knows every little detail that the outside world doesn't even know that detail exists so that that's really how you become great at something or many things and You know guys you can't avoid it right. What does that require? Time time commitment. And sometimes there's no reward but you just have to trust it what I think. That's I think it was oprah used to have that master master of classroom management clash yes show and and they would highlight people like this right and they. They spent twenty thirty forty plus years in the same John Laura profession skill in the hours and time. And that's that's what it comes down to to craft man like when I think about you know I I literally not not Robert Kraft when I think of how not leave Robert Table. He loves listening lost his wife. He lost his wife. Cut The man some slack. You know what I'm saying. Thank God his because we're still working. Let him release. Let them get a handy. So what I think is like the Master Corey we talk about you. uh-huh honing your craft and I think people sell themselves short on the amount of time it really takes to become some type of master of craft and like I even just think about. I really haven't missed more than a week's workouts. Since I was seventeen years old and for half that time you know I was trying to figure out the AWW Doin- what I'm learning from and testing different things and then over time I've got to be more strategic and figure out what works what doesn't work instill every day. I'm still learning reading all these things like man that's like twenty years of minimum five to seven hours if not more per her week like takes a now when you ask me about some shit on that. I'm so confident when I talk about it because I literally have spent a a heavy portion of my life doing it and it's like people don't realize that's where that comes from my wasn't always this confident it's because of all of the trial and error in time if you do that in one specific area or potentially many over years that's how you get there. There's no fast track. It just really doesn't exist. So yeah you you gotTa Amin same with sales process. I've seen John Start. These processes is with New People and break it down and started over and he just has executed at such a high level to the multi-million dollar level multiple times. And I it just just he just knows it like the back of his hand so his confidence on it is going to be like a level that most people haven't heard because he knows it fucking works because he's a master Gerrad it. That's just what it is. I think people just. They're always trying to take fucking shortcuts man hours long game. Mother fuckers straight out long long. Yes yes so. Time is clearly a very very valuable resource. So what are some ways that you guys like. Prepare yourself for like possibly the next day like is there any Cerny Kinda like things that you always make sure that you do at the end of the day or at the very beginning of the morning to potentially set yourself up to save some time maybe later that day or something you know what of court. Yeah time is a valuable resource undeniably but one thing and I can only speak for myself. That I've realized that is I. I th- it's a strength and weakness on I think it's a strength for business. I think it's a weakness from a personal standpoint is i. I am stuck where where I believe people should be stuck in. That's in the present and when you're in the present you're not like the last thing I ever do is. Let's say plan anything. That's personal because I'm literally worried about not worried. I'm literally focused on what today is going to bring in. And today I always brings unique challenges and different things so I'm not thinking about tomorrow everything I do right. I do it with the strategy of growth and building. But I'm really really stuck in the present and I've found and I've found joy in that because I'm not thinking about the past. I'm not thinking about the mistakes I've made do. I learned from the mistakes I made. I do the best I can to learn from them. And I try hard and I value that And do I think about the future and what could happen and all this stuff now man. No because has who knows what the future is going to hold period so Yeah Dude I I I spend my time in the president and I appreciate every day Johnny and I find myself like this. I mean it's terrible. I have a hard time committing on Monday to Friday. Something like I have a hard time like I'm the worst pinned down for you know. Obviously we have time. We do things like eleven o'clock podcast. Course that's business right but if somebody tries to get my a time outside of that I'm probably the most noncommittal person maybe you've ever not maybe you've ever met because you by the way it. But but I I've been like that and gotten progressively worse than I think it's because we have an equation right to some degree of what our time is really worth. That's why I used to make a kind of jokes. When I bought the House I live at? I live on five acres and a lot of its grass us. My mom asks me the first day I moved in. WHO's GonNa mow the grass? I said fuck it not me mom. That's exactly what I said. I would lose money Mo- in this grass and most people take like two hours twice a week. Are you fucking kidding me. Not only would I be bored to death. I would literally feel like I'd be losing money. And that sounds Allen's hilarious but that's the way that I look at it because I feel like if it's well-spent from building business interacting to whatever we do it's like literally there's a price to it it it last night I was Mehan. Ag were coming home from the office. Max Effort and I got him subway because me and and we're going to go eat tacos his mighty tacos and there's like a line of like seven people at subway if fucking took twenty minutes right at the Newark subway by the way has bullet holes in the Laureus Glorious Glorious Everyone has bullet holes the fucking amazing mafia boy Blais. Whatever would've knows so basically twenty minutes right in? I was so fucking mad when he got in the car and not mad at him. I said I just lost twenty minutes of my life because of fucking subway newark. I was like I can't. We can't say we're never coming the subway this time. I'm never going to that like I literally am like so like I horde it because I understand the value of it maybe to a fault now at our age because of what it's equal like Jon said in our bank account or monthly what we can make in. I know maybe that's a little crazy but I really think about that stuff. I think if a benefit to being the president for for example like yeah of course you gotTa know which time worth by not committing two things in like. Oh it's Monday. Hey do you WanNa do this Monday night. I came into that. But it's because I'd and I WANNA fuck in take to walk gorgeous out. I'm going to take a walk. So is that selfish. I don't believe so I believe that's me living life the way I want to do it. So that's why don't commit to things because I may go outside and I may WanNa fuck in the outside may not want like I just think when you have the ability to live like that. I think it's extremely fulfilling well. Here's the other thing I wanna add to this just to kind of piggyback with deal with John Onto and I've I've been like this off and on is like John is a one way travel guy a lot of times. A lot of people would freak out but I've seen John on book one ways. Most of the time I've worked with them because he doesn't know when he wants to come home and see. That's what this life. If you build it right allows is you is the ultimate freedom to live in the president like when I say that people fucking cringe. What do you mean he books one ways? He books one ways because he's not committing to come home. I'm going home. Yeah exactly he's GonNa come home like coming home and that's my point is that's that is is one of the things that's amazing about. Oh Hey there's a concert. I want to go to a Seattle on fucking Saturday next week. We'll fuck in Tuesday. I don't know if I WANNA go or not but Saturday Saturday morning I might wake up and want to go and I can. Because of the life of a afforded myself and I've seen John Operate like that especially with not having a family. It's a little no bit easier to really be able to operate like that and I have my own version of that to that end of the day. That's what we work towards. That's what most freethinking entrepreneurs that are creative. Eight of work towards they don't like those restraints because it is look I can't sing or draw or fucking really do anything that's actually artistic but I still feel artistic because I get the bring content in ideas and things to life as does John and it's like that is something like really special. Oh and those other things they feel like they way you down and constraint you and that's our they put straight constraints on you. I think that's why we fuck in there like I'm allergic to them. That's Johny Fyi to everyone. Don't make plans with me. I will let you the truth right. John could stack up of fucking like twenty pads. Fuck in paper of Pete like with names of people who like Like fuck him so yeah true so John. You were sending some really questionable photographs in the group chat earlier so I just wanted to know do soft skills matter to you so I told Corey this before. Are we got on the air. There's a gentleman that is part of the four. Am Crew it's an infamous crew number one at at and it takes displace at an infamous time for him and his name. His name is todd sable and he's all anytime I've been around him always been a nice guy always been I got a nice guy fantastic fantastic and he puts out some really interesting quotes now sometimes likes morning. There was a quote that was seen by appear that was shared with me that I didn't quite understand and some of the quotes are maybe. They're so showed deep that we need clarity so I am petitioning to bring Todd Sable on the show once a month for a five to seven minute segment meant and just discusses quotes. I would love to do that. And he's always been a nice guy so g. what's that say U. G. G.. What's the you? Oh what did you say you Comma G. Question Mark. Oh I think I've lost in what you're saying right now it's like you're speaking different. Relinquish Bro Anyway I think listen. I think that would be funny. And I think that todd is an awesome guy super smart art and has done a really good job actually the way. He does a social media branding wise. We've I've taken some cool things from from over time. He's worked really hard on it and I think it would be thing in the background of his quotes. You're laying shirtless ORB looks at hospital and he's rubbing you so I don't know what's happening happening there or what happened or whatever the history is but we can talk about that in the second is like PT Faulk. But anyway I think it would be fun John and honestly even if we're making fun of Todd or you're making fun of making him and he would still come on because it would call touchy you feeling we can call him. Touchy feely fine. We all right you work Fosko once again. Yeah Eh man matter. Soft skills matter. Top Ten and entrepreneurship on itunes. We appreciate you guys. Make sure you're absolutely Lulu bullet holes in subway makes you share this with your friends at Biz and biceps on instagram. It's growing people commenting on John's quotes quotes a whole bunch. He's been lightened up with some closed off their heels matter quote of the day. I'm going to. I'm going to source that quote from Todd. Sable he deserves the credit soft skills matter all right so without further ado johnny straight on the air new spring collection stone. I'm watching the PLUG SB stop. There's no fucking way cast ooh. Cat in cold out ensued uh-huh sir.

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Let the Real Warrior Come Forth- Part-2

Life in The Word

15:16 min | 1 year ago

Let the Real Warrior Come Forth- Part-2

"Good morning good. Evening Good Afternoon. Only go before they The music so forgive me for talking today coach. We're going to get right right into the were because the fifteen minutes very quickly we want to get as much as we can into the word on today and so we're coming again From the topic the real warrior come forth and this would be to open crave very quickly. Father we thank you in crazy. You answer to God that she says we study a word or your work till to study. The show are approved. And so we're studying. Oh God because we want to be imitators of you. We want to live the abundant life and we want to walk in and out on In our legal party which were given us as our position in Christ following. Thank you and we bless you. Jesus me and so we We're talking about our legal or not that. We have here in the result of what Jesus has done for us on the call Amen and so on yesterday or the day before yesterday We we talked about all. We put the question out there. Why are so many Christian? Just we have a legal authority in the. Why are so many Christians experiencing defeat in their lives and so we came? We came up with two of reasons in the first season was As a result of ignorance in other words We really don't know. We may not have an understanding of the authority that crisis giving us right. We haven't been taught. We haven't sat on the in teaching. So we're not aware of what belongs to us in terms of legal authority In the earth and then the second reason we said is because Some Christians failed to live in a way that would give them confidence. They don't have the confidence to exercise their spiritual authority see as Christians. They used to be a time when we were told. When you give your life to Christ everything going to be peachy clean. Everything's going to be wonderful. You never have another problem. You'll never experienced any Sickness you'll never be sad but let me tell you something the scripture says and I'm GonNa give you two Scriptures and John Sixteen and thirty three This is the new living translation. Descriptions says and John Sixteen thirty three he says I told you all this so that you may have peace in me here on earth. You will have many trials and sorrows. But here's the joy of it. All he said but take heart my brothers and sisters in Christ because I have overcome the world. He Jesus Christ as older Combo World. Well WE'RE IN CHRIST IN CRISIS IN US so if he has already overcome all the craziness and and and evil in the world well because we're in him and he's enough. We too are over commerce and I said on yesterday or the day before That we overcome by the word of our testimony and the blood of the lamb. Amen so the blood Has taken care of some of the the issues in our life but guess what we also have the testimony we to testify. Oh God's goodness testify of what he has promised us in his word. GotTa speak it Amen. We're only going to speak those things that we believe. And so we believe that we're or come as we're going to speak like we're over commerce a man if we believe we have the victory. Then we're gonNA talk like we have to victory because as I said prior if we WANNA win souls to Christ where we have to act like you know. This is some good stuff. This is good news. That's what the that's what the word of God is. The Gospel is the good news and so we have the good news. We shouldn't be walking around depressed and our heads down and defeated the Scripture says but take heart because I have overcome the world. So we've we're overcome as because crisis over comer and then in First Peter Four and twelve. It says dear friends do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal. That's come on you to test you as something strange were happening to you again. The scripture says and that's the in IV version the scripture says. Don't don't be surprised when you go. Protest and TRY WON'T BE SURPRISED. You're going to go up and builds things amen but even though we go through those things. We are still victorious in Luke. Ten and nineteen. This is The V version. The scripture says I have given you afar not I have given you us Christians Authority to do what to over com. Oh it didn't say psalm. He says you we. He's given us the power the authority to overcome all the power of the enemy. All the power of the enemy. Now I looked up I like to look upwards of like analyze worlds and so even in this scripture are our main scriptures coming from Second Corinthians ten and I believe that's four and five but I just wanted to break down some of the terminology in Luke Ten and nineteen because the scripture says that Jesus says that I have given his giving giving me he even means that he has bestowed that he had bestowed unto us the believers and he says I have but stone given you Believers Authority. What does the word? Rt mean not means power he has given US power he has given us or delegated to us Oh right amen. Like the Blue Cross guard lady. She had a Bharati. She had the right to go out in the middle of that intersection and put her little feeble hand up and we the irs of whatever vehicle we were in we had to what Oh Bang. We had to stop. Because I'm when this polity. Our town had a stoled upon her the power to delegate right to be the crossing guard and to be able to stop the traffic a man so Jesus says that. I've given the stolen to us to believer authority power Rights delegated rights to overcome I to overcome means to prevail to prevail over just amount to convert to win. He has given us. You're right the power to to prevail over to some out to conquer or win now. The word prevail means to be proven Superior in strength or power or influence. The words are mount means to get over or cross barriers and obstacles. They man and so. I have a not AC- John One John One four four. So let's go to John I John One in four four okay first job. Send my note. So let's see if we can swing over there. Real quick time goes so fast. We're ready we already at six minutes And we just saw in them at six minutes left and still I John First John For and four at school they're structure. First John. Four for this says here in verse. John Four Four. This is the King James Version version if this year of God little children and have overcome them them the in the me because why the scripture says or is he that is in you than he that is in the world to get the pitching amen. Okay what the enemy brings against the believer? The scripture says greater is he the Christ in you. The hope of glory graders that is in you than he that is in the world and the Scripture says that he's given us a power in the far over all and we need to get to all but the word or the article all a. l. l. means the whole plot quantity quantity everything and anything. So He's giving US bestowed upon US authority. Power rights delegated rights to overcome right to food superior in strength power on flawn influence to get over or cross barriers and obstacles over all the whole quantity everything and anything. Louis that the enemy would bring our way right. He's given US power and authority. Now look at the word power word power right because we know that the enemy. I said a on the in the last episode. We don't don't get it. Twisted the enemy does have power and he does have some power right. He has power and we know that he has power because in the scripture in nineteen he says I've given you authority to overcome all the power of the enemy. So he has power description that but the the great thing Things are God is that our God has all power. He has some power but God has all power and so he says I've given you the believe to overcome anything and everything. Anything ENEMY MIGHT THINK. Come up against us with over all of the power his ability a man his scheme is traps is ally his physical and mental attacks. He's a tax on our finances. Attacks on our family is attack on their shoot. He's attacks on their marriage. His attacks on our body. He's given US power. God has given to the believer delegated powers authority to overcome he man and not diluting to the fact that the attacks will come as we know base going. John Sixteen thirty three and First Peter. Four and twelve every read but the great news about it. The awesome thing about it my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. The awesome thing about this. They will not. They wound not overtake us. They cannot beat us down. The cannot defeat US unless we don't exercise our of Bharati. I don't know about you right now but I feel like I just WanNa get up and jump around my and shout holly lose the only way we can be defeated by the enemy is if we'd be like Adam and eve and we turn over our thaw thirteen he man the only way Holly Louis so we have to learn how to walk in that Authority empower that God has given to each and every one of us. Let's look back at our little crossing lady over there. She has been delegated authority. She has been given the authority. Power right to Stan at the intersection to stop with traffic when necessary necessary to allow the children to cry. But although there are many forces those forces would be cars and trucks and buses and machinery coming from every direction powerful machinery and buses trucks and they had the ability to overtake her to destroy her but listen things God when she steps out into that intersection with her badge. Her jacket and a Red Cross inside talk all of those potential wars cars trucks. Exact trump must adhere to the authority that is given to her invested in her highly. Louis what am I saying when we step out in the farther? T- that we have in Jesus Christ our Lord and see because he's in us and we're in him that's the power and the tactics and all of the schemes and tricks. Enemy tries to impose on us to make doubt God to make us walk in defeat to make us walking sadness and depression and hopelessness. All aback. Have to come down when you exercise you at the holiday Luhya now. I'M GONNA stop there 'cause I'm GonNa tell you and our next episode how you are going we to To manifest and walk in your God given authority. We're GONNA talk about that when we come back In our next episode. So join me in our next episode. I don't know when that'll be So just look for I guess you're going to have to look for the announcement whenever it comes up and you'll have to tune into the recording. A man So we just GONNA Pray Father. We thank you and we praise you. We pray that this word has fallen on good ground and that the people of God are blessed. Thank you and Jesus name now remember that. Jesus Christ is Lord and I pray that this day this evening afternoon be good to you Holly. Muya and walk with the walk with the king. You'll never lose a man 'cause he'll never leave us nor forsake us. God bless you pastor. Marry next time.

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Covid-19: Questions From You Answers From Experts

Reset with Jenn White

31:00 min | 1 year ago

Covid-19: Questions From You Answers From Experts

"Hi I'm Jen. White and this is reset today. Our Total is two hundred and eighty eight across seventeen counties and people of all ages from nine to ninety nine have contracted covert nineteen. That's governor. Jv Pritzker from yesterday's news conference now. Yes the number of cases is on the rise but there are things you can do to slow the spread of the virus and one of the best tools out there for the sake of public health and your peace of mind is good solid information so we brought in two experts to answer your questions about covert nineteen. Dr Russell. Patrick is with Metro. Infectious Disease Consultants and Sarah Connolly is an associate professor of Health Sciences at Depaul University. Dr Patrick Professor connerly. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for inviting me. Professor Kinda we explain how the virus spreads and how it's been able to spread this rapidly so the respiratory virus and it spreads through respiratory droplets. Mean that you can catch it when someone coughs or sneezes or even if they're talking respiratory droplets can be spread three feet to sixty So you're gonNA typically you'd be catching the virus from close contact with an infected person. We do think it's also possible. You could catch the virus from a surface on which those droplets have landed So if you touch a surface where there are droplets and then you touch your mouth your nose or your eyes. You could transmit the virus to yourself. There's also evidence of a transmission from miles or a cinematic cases so you can have people who are infected but they don't know that they're infected and they're out in the public And that is also contributing to the virus being spread all right. Let's get to the callers from our voicemail earlier this week. Francesca lakeview wants to know about what alternatives she can use while. There's a shortage of surgical masks. Think there is a shortage of surgical mask and as well as an ninety five math. Can your experts let us know if it's helpful to where they a handkerchief over our face or just any clean cloth from home? Dr Patrick. What are your thoughts? Well my thoughts are. There's no data strongly suggests that that would be efficacious however we do know that if you see or cough if you just Use a barrier like your hand you will diminish the number of droplets that will spread even three feet or four feet from your mouth so that will clearly protect you so if somebody were to wear something over their mouth no matter what it is whether it's we'll scour for whether it's a handkerchief the likelihood that any barrier will help it's probably significant so. I wouldn't discourage anyone from doing it. The other hand. Just allow me to dispel the issue that we need and then ninety five even hospital for the sickest patients. The ones that are most likely to be contagious. We're only using a ninety five's When there is a the most significant risk of spreading droplets or aerosols throughout their particular room or corridor we're using surgical masks even as healthcare workers predominantly And that's mostly because we have a shortage but we're finding those to be so Any mask is better than non in any barriers. Better than hold over the weekend governor. Jay pritzker shutdown all restaurants and bars. Those places can still serve customers by drive thru curbside pickup and delivery and Christina from Jefferson. Park has a question about buying food in those ways during the outbreak I was just wondering What the risk is in relation to carry out food and pick up food if someone sneezes into food while they're preparing it? How do we know it's still safe to eat? Well Dr Patrick. That's a good question. How safe is it to go to the drive through or get food delivered to your house? What's the risk of infection is going to be significantly lower than anything that Dr Connolly mentioned kindly mentioned the predominant way that we know that this virus is transmitted? Someone Sneezes directly on the food. I guess it is conceivable that somebody could then take a live droplet. Food put it in their mouth and theoretically Expose themselves however that would be distinctly unusual number one number two. We know from other viral infections that the drying process should it dry makes the individual virus much less infectious that has been true with HIV with SARS one with mirrors. But it's it's not zero because we do know as Dr Conley sad that you can take the virus off inanimate animate objects so I think it's it's distinctly unusual that that would be a risk Probably not zero just heat affect the virus at all the amount of be needed to affect the virus Will be such that you would have to that. The food itself would be on fire So it's not likely that you can do nature the virus by warming up the food any palatable level all right let's go to the phones. We got Michael in Oak Park Michael. What your question. Is it true that old Liza cases of this Virus infestation happened because the body's auto immune system kicks in and attacks the vital organs in the body. Okay thanks for that question Michael. Who wants to tackle that when Dr Patrick or professors so auto immunity as I'm not aware of a autoimmune is I think the caller may be asking is the response to the virus that there's an overactive immune responses ours and inspect what is that. What's causing the problem in people and the color also asked Is this an all cases? And maybe Dr Peter. It can talk more about this. But I don't think that that the Overriding cause of death here. I agree hundred percent Dr Conley community. We do know that there's two levels of immune response then when we any viral infection and the first level of responses Unfortunately not very protective. If it was we wouldn't get symptomatic. So there's probably some patients who don't get much virus where the immune response that we have contains it renate response then our second level response which kicks in a day. Several days to a week later is more fulminant more definitive And that has been implicated in some of the Morbidity and mortality that we've seen because it causes releases of enzymes call cider kinds of proteins and they can have adverse affects honest and sometimes it has been thought that the long disease that we see which we are calling a rds where the long gets completely wiped out a very difficult time. Getting oxygen into the patient is a result of those pro teams at a high level in the body. We also know that when we check various parameters in the body immune system is turned down. There's a lot of pro teams that are in the liver that are being released into the bloodstream in an attempt to To attack and limit the spread of this virus so there was some immune response that is probably deleterious to some people however as dot com. I said that has not been the case with every mortality. Some of the mortality directly due to viral invasion those come from autopsy studies and that may be a function of the inaccurate and effect that the person's immune response is a bladed by virtue of underlying diseases like chronic lung disease chronic heart disease kidney disease people that have malignancies and around there and we also think that people that are on steroids probably also more risk. Let's go to another question. We had about food. This came from Ron in Lakeview. I get the newspaper delivered in plastic every morning question is what should I do with that? Plastic should I? Should I catch it or not treacher? What a published paper itself so Professor Connolly. We are getting a lot of questions about how long the virus can survive on service any advice for Ron there. Guess so there was a recent study conducted on several different surfaces and they found that the range that the virus could stay. Viable was from a few hours to a few days so it was more stable on plastic and stainless steel than cardboard. But the virus doesn't just sit on that surface like unaffected. It slowly inactivate. So at an early time after someone's sneezed on the surface. Let's say there's GonNa be more viable virus on that surface than later on as Dr Patrick St? Like as a droplet dries out the virus inactivates so as time passes that virus is going to start to inactivate on that surface. It's hard to say exactly how long a surface remains contaminated enough. That surface is actually a danger because this is going to depend on how big the droplets are viruses droplets what the environment is humidity temperature exposure to UV light so take messages like whether the virus can survive on the surface for a few hours or a few days. You want to disinfect commonly touch surfaces Could you get it from Your newspaper delivery? It's not impossible but as Dr Patrick said it's not the most common way to stars is going to be spread and it's not something that I'm I would personally be concerned about. So it was a good rule of thumb. So say you're picking up something a package or newspaper once you handle it. Take that plastic off to go ahead and wash your hands after you. After you've touched it just to be safe hurts and I would agree. I mean touching any surfaces when we surfaces you're aware wealth has touched it or contaminated. It if you touch them with your bare hands and wash your hands immediately after doing that or alcohol. Your hands if you don't have soap and water available but that would be much more safe I think and but what Dr Kennedy said is right that the unlikely transmission by that mechanism is going to be remote so we've got our caller back. Who had a question about food go ahead? My question is because I'm a greenhouse producer and by product goes directly into a restaurant Granted you know. Restaurants are shut down for minimum next two weeks or so but I'm wondering if there is any inherit risk with me. Continuing my production granted this those Greens and Micro. Greens are being stored for anticipation of used in the restaurant. Once we're back on track okay. Thanks for that question Dr Patrick or Professor Conley who wants to tackle this question. Can I ask a little bit more are you? Are you concerned that there's going to be contamination and the food of Corona virus or? Are you just concerned about whether the food will stay fresh by questions directly in relation to whether you know if I was a factor which we all should be treating ourselves potential vectors at this point? Can I be even virus on food? Would it would survive. There is certainly risky. Move as mission produce that reducing professor I would say is there any risk of transmission through that produce? Like I'm not going to say there's no risk but it's not a high risk and if the produce a sitting around there's no no reason to think that the virus would survive more than a few days regardless. Okay thank you for that call and for that answer. We got a question from emily. Who's a Dog Walker? And she wonders about animal to human transmission. And Dr Patrick as somebody who's got two little fluffer at home myself this question. I'm hearing a lot. What do we know about that We we don't know much Whoever there has not been any documented transmission that I'm aware of between animals specifically household pets and human. So is it possible. I suppose you know our concerns always come from what we heard initially about China and how this virus theoretically spread initially and I must tell you that those are partial information trues that I don't think we can put together In any in any knowledgeable way to do suggest that household pets or any pets that were in contact with transmit this disease so I would suggest the risk is very very very small. Okay let's go back to the phones. We've got andy. Andy what's your question. Yes thank you Dr Arnn. Thank you professor. What is the recommended method of disposing any of your articles? That you're using your wipes you're you know you're into later. How should we dispose those those GNATS? Okay Dr Patrick. Well Be. There is no. We've been mentioning When our secretions even if he had infectious secretions one. Those secretions dry become far less infectious. So the two mechanisms that Dr Conley spoke of where we are exposed in a very close contact within six feet for a long period of time to somebody who is coughing sneezing etcetera you radically spreading infectious droplets. That's the biggest one. The second one is contact with inanimate objects were infectious secretions reside So but as we've mentioned once things dry then that infectivity drops precipitously so the likelihood that anything you're wearing a mask that you might be wearing to protect yourself Anything like that a wipe that you use on a particular surface if you're using wipe it's theoretically the type of wipe and would have some ability to inactivate a virus that it would be in contact with what you would do. Is you would dispose of it in the garbage as you normally would and then you would immediately wash your hands in case you've ever actually inadvertently contaminated grant he'd watch your hands or you would call on your hands would hand hygiene after disposing any particular article on. We're getting questions about produce from supermarkets where it's been sitting out in the open and oftentimes in markets they have ways of trying to keep the produce moist and and there are questions about whether that allows the virus to survive for longer on food. What can you tell us about any concerns? We should have there. I think what I'd say is that I always rinse my food before I eat it. 'cause it's always been touched by random folks I haven't changed my practice. Due to the corona virus. Rinse it and I wipe it off with paper towel and then I you know. Eat It Whether keeping the fruit I hadn't considered whether keeping the fruit moist is going to increase the viability of the virus on the surface But I think as we've been saying like the likelihood that you're going to catch this virus from Produces low but just a good rule of thumb in general washer produce. Before you eat it. Now I'M GONNA turn to. Wbz Cook County reporter. Kristen short to talk about how prepared hospitals are to respond to the corona virus pandemic. Hi Kristen Hi how are you okay? So as we just heard yesterday there was a spike of one hundred. Twenty eight new cases that brings the statewide total to two hundred eighty eight across seventeen counties. How prepared our hospitals for potential influx of more cases? Well they've been preparing for a long time. You could say within the span of at least a few months. They're doing a lot of things. They are clearing out space within their hospitals so like Rush University Medical Center for example on the near West side. They cleared out more than two dozen beds and a section of the hospital so that they can have room for coded only patients They are stopping elective surgeries near telling people don't come to outpatient centers. Do doctor visits. Virtually just really trying to create space because They haven't released projections yet but they are expecting an influx of patients. Who are going to be sick and need those hospital beds to emergency room physicians at Rush Oak Park Hospital of tested positive for covert nineteen and that news came hours after Oak Park issued a shelter in place order late yesterday. How our medical staff protecting themselves from the virus you know? They're wearing personal protective equipment. Think like masks fe shield even goggles so that they don't get an infection you know through there is I know that supplies though are in high demand short supply This is happening around the country. Doctors nurses are are scared that they don't have the equipment that they need. I do know though the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Illinois Department of Public Health They are you know looking to give Supplies that are stockpiled to hospitals there reaching out to the federal government to get extra supplies. They Really WanNa make sure that their frontline workers are prepared. Because if you think about it if someone gets an infection if they get cova in treating a patient that could wipe out you know. Dozens of other people on their staff so it is really a high priority. So they're two hundred nine hospitals in Illinois. Do Hospitals have enough beds for covert nineteen patients? I'm that's a really good question Right now the latest data shows that hospitals use. You know the most common beds about two thirds of times they do have capacity but really. How much are they going to need? That's a big question. I still don't have an answer to from public health officials you know. What are they preparing for Are we going to have enough beds? You know I think that still remains to be a big question but right now we do have capacity by law. Hospitals have to be able to surge twenty percent meaning. They need to be able to take on twenty percent more people than they do now and I also think it's going to depend on the type of hospital you end up at I think the the academic centers academic medical centers in in the city like northwestern. Uc Rush Legal a they are preparing big time for this they are going to be able to treat the sickest people because that's what they do now but the smaller community hospitals those that treat a lot of low income patients in the city. Are they going to have enough space? I think there's a big coordination effort happening right now. So hospitals are talking to each other alive. They're talking with public health officials to figure this out. We've been getting a lot of questions about testing. We know the testing at this point is very limited but who is able to get tested. Where can they get tested? How much permission do we have about that right now yeah? I'm feeling a lot of questions about that myself. So the testing is limited. There is a short supply of tests That the state's three labs can do hospitals starting to provide their own task nor shore but they're still limited criteria who can actually be tested Public health officials. You know they're really stressing that People who have mild symptoms. Stay home isolate yourselves. You don't necessarily need to be tested but people who are really sick. I'm still hearing stories that they can't even get tested because there is such short supply. The governor you know is really trying hard to get more tests at the state level commercial. Labs have stepped in so we are going to see a lot. More testing happening But at this point. It is still scaled-back advocate for example in Edward Hospitals. They're doing drive through testing. But even at that. This is not like a McDonald's where you can go and get a burger this is you need a doctor's order to get that test so it still prevalent pretty limited when we get more testing though. You're probably GONNA see a lot more positive cases just because it's going to become more widely available wind. Should people stay home and wintered someone go to the ER? They're concerned about their health. So doctors are telling me you know so. Eighty percent of these cases of people who get cope in nineteen are likely can have mild symptoms. They're going to be able to ride it out at home so those people should be isolating themselves at home so they're not spreading its Good question though in terms of well how do you know you have it? People who have a high fever cough and shortness of breath You know those are symptoms of Kobe. If you get really really sick you have that shortness of breath. You're really worried you know. Call your doctor. First that's what they're telling people. Call your doctor before you go to the Er because they're really trying to spare the hospital beds for people who really are the sickest and if you can't get a hold of your doctor should you call the Er directly. I know people are doing that. I think that's a great question. We've all been on. Hold with call centers and our primary care doc offices for a long time even before Kovac's nineteen I think that's a great question But they are pleading with people to please have patience. Even if you're on the phone call on hold for you know. I know that some hospitals have a bit of patience for up to an hour. Maybe more because they're fielding questions about Kobe. Hospitals and doctors are still pleading with people to stay home hall. I because they really want to keep those hospital beds open for the sickest people will kristen before we let you go. Meghan in Edison Park has a question for you. Megan. What's your question. My is for hospital. Staff that are caring for patients with coveted. Where's the safest place for them to shower? Is it at the hospital facility? Where multiple people? Maybe showering and there could be viral show with the humidity or is it safer to do at home but then risk potentially closing your family. Chris and I don't know if this is a question you can field we'll we'll turn to our infectious disease experts That was WBZ. Cook County reporter. Kristen Schurr Kristen. Thanks thank you so Dr Patrick will come to you on this one Concern about people who are out there caring for our families how they make sure they're going home as safely as possible. Where is the safest place for them to shower? Showering implies when you're taking all your clothes off of course so few many of our healthcare workers what they're doing is the are getting up in the morning and showering dressing for work coming to work and then putting on some form of hospital gown Greens etc. The usual stuff that you see many physicians working more doctors are doing that now at the end of their shift or at the end of their day they are stripping down from that lean you their hands or whatever material whatever they think they could possibly exposed their face their hands putting their clothes back on of going remember. This is unlikely to be spread any other way. Except he's talked about contact with the droplet or contact with an animate objects if our doctors and our other nurses etcetera are using the appropriate protective equipment the likelihood that they're going to bring something home underpants or they're shirt. It's not clear but it's much less likely so the perfect scenario is whatever work clothes. You have leave them at the hospital. Let them laundered there In just where your household close in the House and then transport to your facility you work in the back so I don't know as much a function of showering that is How you're going to handle your personal clothing. Okay let's go the phones. We've got John in Oak Park John. What's your question? Yeah Hi I'm an ex paediatrician by the way recently retired. I have a question about the testing usually when the tests are developed through a pretty rigorous evaluation before they're publicly used and I'm concerned about false positive and false negative rates both of which would be pretty catastrophic. What's the gold standard that they're using? Is there any quality control there? Any oversight by different agencies and how can different labs come out with equivalent of product And the other question I have by the way if I can fit it in having been exposed over forty plus years by many many kids with Strains of corona virus is there any theoretical idea that I may have some protective cross across What's the word immunity? That's the word I was. Thanks for that call John so I can. You feel the question about about testing for us. Well John First of all I'm sorry you're not in the healthcare metareum we miss you come back anytime Secondly your comments about testing are insightful. These tests needed to be formulated quickly. So they did have oversight. There was checks and balances But we have it. It's a PCR that's the test were using the PC. Our where we literally take A sample in this in this case. It's going to be secretions from your nose. Secretions from the back of your throat. and send it to the lab in viral medium and we look for particular parts of genetic material DNA and we specifically look to see what a president then. It's clearly not supposed to be. Then that is consistent with an infected patient. What we're finding is that the test is very specific. Meaning that we're not finding a lot of false positives but we are finding some false negatives meaning that it's not as sensitive as you know and unfortunately early on in the disease process when your symptoms may be milder. You may have no symptoms whatsoever. That's when the test is the least sensitive as you develop symptoms that's has becomes more sensitive so there's much fewer false negatives but we never get to one hundred percent sensitivity. We really hover around eighty five percent at the best time in down closer to seventy percent early on. So that's why if we're highly suspicious clinically. That the patient has this as cover nineteen even if we get a negative test coming. We treat if we need to isolate if we need to. We may ask the patient to be quarantined. So for the second part of John's question in Presser Conway. I'll come to you on this one. He wanted to know. He's retired pediatrician. He said he's been exposed to different corona viruses over his time treating children and he wonders if he might have been some some cross immunity to the novel Corona Virus. We're seeing now. I would say there's no evidence for that The pediatrician has been exposed to a lot of current IVARS. So have a lot of us And so without any evidence that you have existing protection from infection with other corona viruses. I would say No okay let's go back to the phones we've got Tanya and Logan Square Tanya. What's your question high first off? Thank you so much for providing the public with answers directly to our questions. A little trying My question is my sister is eight months pregnant and works at hospital She's been in contact with two people that have tested negative. Is there any data tr- Pertaining to pregnant women in this virus. Thanks for that question. Tanya Dr Patrick Professor Connolly who wants to take this well I can talk about the Experience with pregnant women in China because then it's published in They did not come by. Virtue of their pregnancy was a smaller number. Thank God but they did not by virtue of their pregnancy and then increased mortality. Now it's a small population And so it's not A. It's not something that we would tell you unequivocally that there's no risk matter of fact. We know that pregnancy in and of itself is a slightly. You know. Suppressing physiologic event and that pregnant women are more predisposed to many other things so I would be concerned matter of fact. I have a A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WHO's GonNa be delivering anytime in the next couple of weeks with every concern about the possibility that she contracted so I would say there is a concern. She should be incredibly cautious. Which I'm sure she is being But the data we have with suggest no increased risk At the president and for children who have been born to mothers who contracted covert nineteen again a very small number of cases and no increased mortality As far as we know there were some significant morbidity in patients like that but anytime you have a physiological aberration such as a severe viral infection with pneumonia the fetus. He's going to undergo some stress. So it's difficult to differentiate between Any infection that would have caused the mother that kind of stress versus just nineteen clearly. None of us would want to take any risk with anybody. Who's pregnant to protect the mother and the child But at least at the present time that doesn't appear to be a tremendous risk. If I could just say one thing. There's a lot of information in the in the newspaper and I'm the CDC website about the paucity of younger people getting this infection and we are seeing a big upswing in younger people getting infection and some of them are getting it severely and it doesn't appear that they're all immuno compromised so young people can get it many of them. Don't get very sick which is wonderful. Thank God but they have the ability to transmit it which is why you try to keep them away especially the children from grandma and GRANDPA. It's Dr Russell Dietrich. With Metro Infectious Disease Consultants and Sarah Connolly and associate professor of Health Sciences at Depaul. And that's Today's reset. I hope you find this information helpful and please point friends and loved ones to these conversations. Were having with experts on reset. There's nothing better to calm fears and slow the spread of the virus than thoughtful questions and informed answers for the latest on Cova Nineteen in Chicago and beyond go. Wbz Dot Org Slash Corona virus. I'm Jen White. Stay safe stay sane. And let's talk again soon.

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Tuesday 16 June

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Tuesday 16 June

"You're listening to the briefing. I broadcast on the sixteenth of June, two thousand and twenty on monocle twenty four. The briefing is brought to you in association with Lance. As part of the programs partnership with audience, we bring you stories that demonstrate his commitment to securing people's lives. After all for one hundred and thirty years all around the globe, Alleanza has been working hard to do just that to give courage to its customers for what's ahead. Because, `alliance knows how important it is to have a fair partner, your side who provides solid and sustainable solutions. Leon strives to do it right we've. Passion every day. Stay tuned to the briefing. Dear, exactly how allience does it? An alien for life. Hello and welcome to the briefing. Coming to you live from studio one here Midori, House in London I'm Andrew Coming Up North Korea not content with suspending communications with south. Korea blows up the building in which they were supposed to take place. We'll have the latest also ahead. We do not want to impose our vision. Our approach others at the same time Lee would not like when we are imposed corologis. Corologis they're our society. Nation does not suppose we'll hear from Poland's under secretary of state as the president. His party supports ramps up his anti lgbt rhetoric. We'll hear from Al Bureau. Chief as the city decides whether to keep its governor and hello. I'm fitna was device share. Kanobi here, telling you why? The Oscars had to change the date, and if that's going to influence other award shows like the granny's. All that coming up right here on the briefing on monocle twenty four. And Welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me. Andrew Miller last week North Korea through one of its periodic tantrums in the direction of south. Korea announcing that it would disconnect various avenues of cross-border communication today North Korea has underscored whatever its point is rather more dramatically blowing up the building. Nikei Song, which contains or perhaps more accurately contained the cross border liaison office. There has been a concurrent. Concurrent uptick in bellicose language from Pyongyang as well, the morning edition of road on Sinmun, faithfully reports that our army is fully ready to go into action as well as harvest in full swing and John, Yang Vegetable, greenhouse, joining me now to discuss the former Rav of the latter is gone Everard UK Ambassador to North Korea John First of all. What was the Crossbow Liaison Office in case on? Eight was. The September twenty. Four south agreements to facilitate better contrast between North and south There was supposed to be all kinds of corporation projects. New Relevant reports on the new roads to I'm so that there's a small bureaucracy was set up to to miserable. This I'm that was to be based in case on so the big full story building to take officers and a fifteen story building next to it to provide comfortable fats for the South Korean officials who positive process. I. I commend listeners to lost tweaks foreign desk, explaining which outlined the origins of the current row, which is over activists, using balloons to float anti-regime messages from South Korea into North Korea. How did we get from that to this? I. I think you'd take it one step back right at the beginning of run at the end of May. It became clear that north. Korea, after a long period had actually works out its new foreign policy at any given up on South Korea. It hoped that under these ten twenty eighteen agreements putting simply lots of money would be coming its way, but the South Koreans could the projects because of the United Nations sanctions to which schools that balance like everybody else. The North Koreans got more and more more and more angry and I think a big launch of balloons carrying not just. What the North Koreans, called propaganda while the loan. Just call information about North Korea and. baas chocolate. I'm thinking bills into the northwest. That was probably just a law. Stroll a the North Koreans will be getting more angry the for a long time and the clan a week ago that they regard the south now as an enemy. That's to say that the sometime period is to the. So where is North Korea going with this now? Because the the balloons for example seems to have been down, or at least South Korea has wearily promised that they will take steps to stop the balloons. Obviously a significant escalation blowing up liaison office possibly more well as symbols go, it's. It's kind of tough to beat A. Where does North Korea want to go with this? What are they hoping to accomplish? Firstly. They do want the blue largest to stop and I think if there. Is We can expect to see further resolute action is north like to quit against South Korea. The problem. This is how we balloon launches. Although. Peasant Mundi signed up. in the Pyongyang Declaration to stopping them. In fact, he cont feed them. Expression is enshrined in the South Korean Constitution and several attempts to make it illegal to look the north of founded. The people wouldn't get passed by Congress so it's a tight and the organizers of these launches have already said that Bam `fiddlesticks, they all the blues they like. What's this space, so we know how to do with the. Building that the north I think is just trying to wind the south up it hoping that it can break the the South Korean government. I'm force it finally to break United Nations sanctions, and to give the north all the money it was promised in the Pyongyang Declaration the noises coming down to South Korea fought in response to blowing. The there's this suggests that the north may have miscalculated. It is of course very far from the first time. That North Korea has thrown a fit of this magnitude in the direction of South Korea, so it may be tempting to think that we have seen in heard all this before, but there is a distinguishing feature I think of this particular one, which is the increasing prominence of Kim. Jong Eun Sister Kim Yo Jong. What are we to make of that? Do you think? Basically the questions. No, Iraqi House theanswer. Chairman Kim Commute trouble on. The public. Asians like politburo meetings for months and months now lots of speculation. He's sick recovering operational, whatever it might be used to go around on the spot guidance diversity. He's doing that and instead his sister keeps issuing these statements, so she has grown immensely empower whether she is becoming a rival to Kim's on whether they've worked out as a brother, Sister Double Act or whether she is essentially an insurance policy, just in case for some reason Kim's on departure scene. We simply don't know but. The statements putting out do suggest that she's in any way a soft touch, but just as a final thought they as you correctly pointed out South Korea's options in terms of. Stopping. The balloon launches may be limited, but assuming they are interested in trying to persuade north. Korea to walk back up from where North Korea has got to what diplomatic options does. South Korea have right now? Not a whole lot. The one thing that would probably caused the north to back would be to get moving on one or more of the projects promised in the Pyongyang Declaration give the North helped to revive is decrepit railways roads. They're supposed to be building ships in the North Korean port of Nampo together. Any one of those projects I it came to life would probably save the north-south relationship, but they would of course reach United Nations sanctions the southwest corporate in Iraq and a hot place John ever thanks as always joining us. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four. You're listening to the briefing with me. Andrew Miller. One of the many events postponed by the COVID, nineteen pandemic walls, Poland's presidential election, originally scheduled for May tenth, and now occurring on June, twenty eighth the campaign, the incumbent Andre Duda has done little to reassure observers already concerned by the illiberal nationalistic turn Poland has taken on his Walsh, and that of the ruling law and Justice Party depressingly unsurprisingly. President Duda has decided that it is politically profitable to take a hard line. Line against lgbt rights, which he has compared to quote a foreign ideology, unquote, not usually rhetoric, which goes anywhere good. Well earlier I spoke to village Blonde Ski Under Secretary of State at Poland's Ministry of Foreign, affairs began by asking about Poland's response to covid nineteen especially in the wake of a statement by the European Center for Disease Prevention and control to the effect that Poland and Sweden of the only two EU countries who have not yet passed the covid nineteen peak. I don't think desertion is quite correct. While trend, itself might not be declining as fast as we would like it to see. It's worth considering the number US and the numbers intolerant or the low, if you compare it to most of the out big European countries. Still Below fifteen hundred of active cases and we'd never therapy. TOUSANDS thousand skate cases overall so now it's less than half of its of the active cases which we manage to do from the very beginning is to introduce the restrictions which were very strict at first days, so that we do not have a spike in new infections, and that was a that that approach was quite successful. Of course, it takes longer than we would like it to, but it's still the daily numbers that the record number was a thing on the six hundred and we are are quite stable in. In regards so in general the way we approach, it is considered a quite positive. Well. One of the consequences of Poland's lockdown was of course at the presidential election was postponed. It is back on June. Twenty Eighth D. think polls reassured that be safe, not just a vote, but to attend any pre-election events is. Is it something you're going to be able to do? Without risking another spike would definitely will be advising to take all the precautions necessary to wear face masks to keep distance in public to use senator gloves or infections on the spot and police stations and in general. We have been lifting these restrictions older public lasers like in shops, churches faces where people gather, and it seems that is relatively under control, so whether on concerns Kohl's and that's why we introduced on the much larger scale than before vote by mail mechanism, and if anyone is concerned, they are able to exercise the rights through post office, so we think it should go more or less plan and the basic. Basic Rights of of the people to exercise their right to votes would be observed as an under secretary of state at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Do you ever find yourself getting help to put a nervous about? The image of Poland gets projected abroad during Polish elections in particular when I think it's fair to say some of the Lauren Justice parties. Less tolerant attitudes tend to get spoken out loud. I mean not that concerned about this. Because I know that many of the reports are accurate, all Cimpian true, so I'm not Sur really that much bothered by. It's of course I would like it very much to look different, but at the same time I understand that when our government is a conservative government and most of the governments in Europe and also the. The media that torture the the politics are liberal. There will always be some form of criticism. So this is politics, and we have to live with that. The Media Vo Accurately reporting. ARE THEY NOT President? Andre dudas remarks about Polish schools teaching LGBT issues. He talked about gay marriage, being part of what he called a foreign ideology. What does he mean by that? I didn't really hear remarks about foreign ideology, but I definitely show you that in the Polish constitution it's expressed their heads and we have. Established, a marriage as a union between men and women, and this is all the efforts to protect the constitution perfectly in line with this basic regulation. So when we speak about any attendance ads trying to circumvent, it's this would smeets and from from our. Perspective this will not be approved. Does it not concern you though that? Poland does end up getting perceived as somewhat illiberal and unreconstructed, especially in the context of Europe, where even countries which had a similar conservative Catholic heritage to Poland say Spain Portugal Ireland have got past this. Must what exactly this is this past? This strange hang about which people can get married in which people can not. I think this is quite clear. From from our perspective, free believes that the values on upon which our Constitution is based should be protected that we should not be changing this and. Most of our society supports it so I. Do not foresee any change disregard. We understand that there are different approaches are across various countries, but we do not want to impose our vision. Our approach others at the same time. We would not like when we are in I. That our society nation does not support again. Returning to how Poland is represented overseas as a consequence of the way that your party has governed. Do you get worried for example by Poland? Slumping in measures like the World Press Freedom Index. It was eighteenth in the world in two thousand fifteen. It is now fifty nine, and that is a collapse which coincides precisely with your party's time in office. It is true and again. This is unfortunately very biased very inaccurate, and this was a debate about this about this chart about the striking. Prompted a couple of weeks ago, which is funny, because when in twenty, fourteen on twenty thirteen? Exactly A- which that happens, we actually had very serious problem sweb freedom of speech. We have media officers raided by police or why prosecutions office when certain newspapers publishing reports critical of them of done ruling party of than governments, and despite the outrageous events, Poland still was. Tire was still we're still I. think maids. It's one point tire in the in this chance. Currently we have not suspicious. Our government is criticized on daily basis we have. A to ninety percents of the media against US everybody's allowed sex assigned the right to freedom of speech. New Media critical of government creates database. Nobody is having any problem with that of course I would like. It's very much to be different. I would like the media landscape not to be biased as it is, but that's the facts, and then we are being criticized as a country in which the free speech is somehow endanger. This is completely not true just as a final thought I want to look. Look at how you see Poland evolving over the next few years, and how you see the law and Justice Party evolving D think it's fair to characterize Lauren justice yet as an out and out eurosceptic party you will, of course be aware that the relationship is not good. The European Parliament's repertoire on Poland Sophie has said Poland has become a travesty of democracy I is this a an argument that you are going to keep having or do you think Lauren Justice and the EU can be reconciled? I don't think there is a need to reconcile between law injustice, or between Poland and the year I. Think we speaking about euro-scepticism. We might be a little Brussel skeptic at times. Especially, we can be skeptic about approach that certain institutions of you are exercising the competences, but in general it's difficult to find more tro European society done that Poland's and this has been a constant for last decade in half and I. Don't see any changes in dot coming anytime soon. In fact, any government that would be a unser European that promotes dissolution of European neon are leaving year in Poland. This government would be ousted in the week. This this would never get any sports of course in politics. You never. You're never able to agree on all issues, so we have. With with Brussels Alderman, other member, having a having them their issues as well on monetary issues on the economy, another another things, but this is just how how this works and I think this is good for Europe in this dialogue in this constructive conflict signs, but this is still something which which which brings us forward and I think at some points. Everybody will get used to that. This is politics. You need to fight for your rights. The Paul Blonde Ski Under Secretary of State Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four. As part of the programs partnership with Liens, we have bringing you stories that demonstrate alliances commitment to securing people's lives. Often. POLLYANNAS has been working hard to do just that. To give courage to its customers for what's ahead. Because allience knows how important it is to have a fair Paul at your side. Stay tuned to the briefing to hear exactly how. Does it. An alliens for life. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four in a parallel universe. Tokyo Governor Eureka. K. would be look looking forward to welcoming the world for the Olympic Games next month. She may still get the chance on July fifth. Tokyo's voters will decide whether to extend the tenure of the city's first female governor on joined with more on the campaign from Tokyo by Monaco's Asia editor and Tokyo Bureau Chief Fiona Wilson. Festival Fiona two, the governor's current record before the pandemic struck. How will she thought be doing? Well. She's A. She's a French character very strong personality she's. She won by a landslide in two thousand sixteen, so she did win the popular vote and she's often seen as quite popular structured. I mean so very interesting career a politician for a long time in the same parties Shinzo up, as she resigned to stand as governor, and the party did not endorse Oh. There's always been this tension ever since between her and Shinzo Bay and the LT P, the party they shared, but looking further back in her career, she started out as a journalist. Arabic speaking journalists. She interviewed all sorts of interesting people, so she's had a very very long career, but she's also very good communicator. which is where she She usually wins out I, think! In the pandemic, obviously a huge challenge for government at all tees in all kinds of places, but in a city like Tokyo as vast and as densely packed as it is a particularly stiff one. How has she responded to it? Well I think the general feeling is. He's done very well, and certainly she seems to have done better in the public's eye. Then Shinzo. Abe She was very decisive early on. She was calling to the citywide lockdown Shinzo up. On bit uncertain I think he was a bit hesitant about shutting down the economy, whereas K. was just absolutely no qualms. We need to shut the place down and as you've seen the the the result seemed to be pretty good Tokyo's really go with very very low numbers. Of Infections and continue to emerge now slowly, and it's a situation. She's also controlling and she's trying to keep a sort of iron grip on it, and she's also saying that will be off if she's elect reelected, that would be part of her program to to prepare Tokyo for another wave. On that subject of the relationship between her and Shinzo by you're quite right that there has been a degree of tension. Does that still exist because? The noticeably not fielding Challenger. Absolutely does exist, and that does no point in them fielding a challenger. She's you know she's. She's a conservative. She's not coming from us. Sort of left wing radical point of view. She's definitely she shares a lot of the same views as Shinto. Are you know? Fairly nationalist on certain positions, so she's not that different in a way and I think the feeling is. They don't want to be trounced by her again. She one very very decisively over the LT PS candidate in two thousand sixteen, against should very well in the two thousand seventeen assembly elections I think the LDP thinks that the moment they've got to be seen to be focusing on handling the pandemic situation and getting involved a spot with the governor of Tokyo would be would be pretty unseemly, but sadly I wouldn't say that they've made up those two. Definitely, the tension is is crackling and you know I. She spoken about in the past. She said I feel like a middle manager. Sometimes, in in fact, she's running this enormous city and she doesn't want to be patronized by. Shinzo obey so. She's talked about the the iron plate of Japan rather than the glass ceiling. We'll just as a final four. Don't if she's not going to be running against the EPA. Who is her most plausible challenger? Well. It has to be said she's very far ahead. I think she probably will win. But those Kenji to nominee. It's an Amir. WHO's a lawyer He's being supported by opposition parties. You've got the former vice governor of Komotini Prefecture in the south, pretty effective, interesting wildcard emerge jus-. Just this week is Taro Yamamoto. Who is an actor who's become a politician? He's a real firebrand ferry radical anti-establishment. He said the first thing he would do if he's elected is canceled. The Twenty Twenty Games so that that was his position, so he's setting himself against Koi K. right from the GEICO I mean he would win, but it's interesting I think there is a bit of a mood. People are fed up with the establishment and he's the anti-establishment candidate. Fiona. For Joining Walls Monocle Asia editor and Tokyo Bureau. Chief Fiona Wilson. You're listening to the briefing on twenty four Time now to get the latest business news on joined once more by Bloomberg's and pulse you and the global stocks roller coaster continues today. It's going upwards, I think. Yes is last week we saw a bit of a pause in the rally era listeners. You haven't been paying attention. We've seen a tremendous rally in stocks since that massive sell off at the beginning of the pandemic, the off bottom now to the end of March, roughly coinciding with the UK went into lockdown, but April may source stocks, so we had a better pause today stocks up heavily and the start for roughly the same reason they've been up most the time which has to do with stimulus. Bloomberg's being reporting. The trump administration is preparing a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending the idea being that you can boost America's infrastructure crumbling in many places and also. The economy, which has taken a massive knock from the corona virus. Now we, the the Department of Transportation would reserve most of the money for traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges, but also setting aside funds for five G., wireless infrastructure and for rural broadband, the president trump understandably keen to rev up the American economy the strength of the economy. The great jobs market was a key plank of his reelection campaign in November. Not As gone rather badly. Recently, the polls nearly all the national polls the moment showing Democrat Joe Biden, the presumptive nominee ahead of president trump including in a number of those key states, the president trump unstoppably CAIN to get the economy going again. One of course key problem is how to how to pay for this There's been talk in the past of an increase in the federal gas tax, but that's very controversial. Americans logic there because and not used to pay very much tax on their petroleum. So. Congress so far. not showing too much concern about the trillions of dollars of extra boring, but we'll have to see how this is painful, but stocks rallying today, but there's some less welcome news here in the UK. Yes some pretty grim economic data out of the UK today, jobless claims in the United Kingdom more than doubled to almost three million joined the virus lockdown. Some one half million people claiming jobless benefits during just April and May almost all of those people choosing to become inactive, choosing becoming inactive rather than unemployed the lockdown, actually surprisingly leaving the unemployment rate the headline on Paul. Unemployment rates unchanged. We had GDP data recently, showing the UK economy declined by twenty percent. In April in what could be the deepest slump for three hundred years here from the Bank of England later on this week they're expected to announce a further expansion in their assets purchase program, but some pretty shocking labor also separates numbers today on the number of people being furloughed nine million jobs in the UK currently furloughed. That's around forty percent of all private sector employees, currently having the wages paid by the government and another two and a half million self employed people also receiving support that's a total of eleven and a half a million people and the cost of that so far. Has Come to twenty eight billion pounds so some pretty stock numbers on the UK economy today you in parts. Thank you as always. That was Bloomberg's you and listening to the briefing. This is the briefing with me Andrew Muller now. The two thousand and Nineteen two, thousand and twenty. In fact, that's what year it is is relation of the Academy Awards was one of those marquee events, which by dint of happening in February just made it under the descending covid. Nineteen Portcullis much like Indiana Jones escaping the booby-trapped Peruvian temple, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nevertheless chosen not to push. It's luck further, and has preemptively decided to pump next to us. Distribution of Oscars to April the eligibility period will also be shifted well, joining me with more on. This is Monaco's awards desk chief Fernando. Augusta Pacheco Fernando. What changes are the Oscars making? Well entered. The main change of course is the eligibility of film so for example for you to be well for him to be nominated. Next year we're has to be released from the first of January this year to the twenty eighth of February next year, and a reminder that original date for the Oscars next year was the twenty eight February, and of course this happened because so many films. have been delayed so they. Kademi decided to open an exception. Even though that's not the first time they had to delay, but I mean for completely different reasons one year nineteen, thirty eight. They had flooding in La. A think. The Oscars, this was supposed to happen on the day of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King and the final one was when there was an attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan so they kind of know the deal, but it's the first time that this is happening because of a pandemic and also Andrew the academy wants to be more diverse so there including a few changes so for example for best film now there will be ten nominees for best film every single year before the number. Number varied between six and ten, but you know every year was was different, but this year decided you know what let said the number ten, and hopefully the nomination would be more diverse as there are other changes to come, but for next year those are the main changes. Do you anticipate a more widespread Risha drooling of award season? Because they do tend to all happen more or less the same time, everybody else will be thinking about this. Will others go where the Oscars have led? I was thinking about this thing. The film awards certain in the Golden Globes. I mean. I, don't think they said anything officially at but the grammys in the Amazon things a different story, first of all the Amazon supposed to happen in September, and it's still going ahead I'm sure there'll be. You'll be a different show than usual and the grammies. Usually happened earlier in the year as well, but but I think the world of music was not as impacted as being quite a few albums being released of course, it changed live performances, but not the way artists release their music so I. Think we're going to see a big impact on the film awards. You. What do you think is the right way forward here? Would you have kept the original date? Well, I understand why they changed the date. I think it's commercially would be better for Dan, but to be honest. I was kind of excited if the Oscars kept the date, because y because I think they would be almost forest to be a little bit more experimental because there's been some good films being released this year, we have films like buck without invisible man, the five bloods assistant. Many orders, but they are quite a lot of. They're smaller films. So perhaps the Oscars were thinking more. You know the commercial sense of things to be honest. Andrew I think. I would have kept the original data again. Nothing against the new, but you would be an interesting year if they haven't changed Fernando Augusta Pacheco Out, words desk, thank you for joining US studies all for this edition of the briefing. It was produced by Reese James and yelling go found the research was Charlie film mcchord and managed today. We'll SAM, impey the briefing tons tomorrow at the same time midday London I'm Andrew. Thanks for listening. MM-HMM!

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Knowing Jesus: John the Baptist

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

35:16 min | 1 year ago

Knowing Jesus: John the Baptist

"All right turning your bibles to John Chapter One John Chapter One and we're going to continue our series today about knowing Jesus knowing Jesus and the reason that we started this series because we don't want to assume that everybody body is on the same page about who Jesus is. It's just too too reckless of an assumption to be made. It's too important of an issue just to say well. Yeah sure we all I believe the same thing about Jesus and just leave it at that we want to be explicit and here's why is because we have the tendency especially in our are twenty nine thousand American culture to make Jesus into whatever we want him to be and to and to make the Bible into whatever we want it to be and if you WANNA prime example of that you can just look at the news headlines from this past week. And what politicians do you know whenever they want to quote God's word for themselves that that really has no place in. I really have no place in the church but this is a list that I got from some people about some different encounters with a with a different Jesus that they had had first of all there was therapist. Jesus who just helps us cope with life's problems heels are passed tells us how valuable we are and not to be so hard on ourselves might hear about at that one on TV late at night there starbucks Jesus who drinks fair fair trade coffee love spiritual conversations drives a hybrid and goes to film festivals. There's open minded. Jesus who loves everyone at all time no matter what except for the people who are not as open minded as you there's touchdown. Jesus who helps athletes run faster jump higher than the Heathens on the other team and determines the outcomes of big games there shapy Jesus teaches has everyone to give peace a chance imagine the world without religion helps us remember that all you need is love. There's hallmark. Jesus is good for Christmas specials officials greeting cards and inspires people to believe in themselves then there's revolutionary Jesus teaches us to rebel against the status quo's ticket demand the man and buying things on the system then there's the one that I'm the most uncomfortable with and we really want to avoid songs that portray him like this. There's boyfriend Jesus. He wraps his arms around us as we sing about his intoxicating love in our secret place directly from a Christian song that made its way around at at at the maybe the beginning of this century and here's why that happens since this term. I'm learning like algae back in high school at something. Ethnocentrism ethnocentrism is the tendency that we have to make our culture and who we are as an individual center the center of the universe right and so we define on everything not according to some objective standard but we define everything and who we are what we like and what we don't like and and the the problem is is that when you do that with Jesus you're actually violating the first two commandments first of all to have other gods before him and secondly not to create an idol when when you take what you like about Jesus and listen to that and scribes that and what you don't like about him you just put over here to be forgotten then you have created an idol and I don't know if you've if you've read the Old Testament God really doesn't like that at all and and so the thing is we want our Jesus to be the Jesus from the pages of scripture from God's revealed word. We want we we want the God that we worship to be the god of his word who's revealed himself to us and if you if you have problems with God's word let me tell you I don't discount discount those come talk to me if you struggle with believing that the sixty six books in the in the old new testaments are God's word. COME TALK TO ME I. I don't think that pastors like you know cut out the lights and locked the door. When people come with hard questions we we love our questions and so so oh come talk to us about that if you if you're struggling because that might be a real struggle but if you believe in the authority of God's word over your life then it's important for us to be continually going back to God's word and digging in deep to say okay who is Jesus. What what more is there to learn about? Jesus and that's why we're we're doing this series for some of you. Maybe you're doctrine will be refreshed because these are things that you've known for a long time and for others. Maybe these will be things that you say you know. I never really thought about out that way but it's all directly from God's word we WANNA vocabulary to be the vocabulary of scripture because whatever scripture teaches brings them life to us and so who is the real Jesus. That's why we're studying the gospel of John and John. Tells US Jesus seven witnesses seven seven signs the miracles in the seven sayings last week we talked about the first witness and that John The apostle he told us that Jesus is the eternal word who is the savior. We should all believe even and this week we wanna hear the testimony of John the Baptist and so let's look in John Chapter one versus nineteen through thirty six. We're going to read this passage in its entirety so just kind of fall along with me as I read at lab this isn't this is the testimony of John when the Jews sent recently bites from Jerusalem to ask him who are you. He confessed and did not deny that confessed Christ and they asked him. What then are you Elijah and he said I'm not not are you are you. The profit answered no so they said to him who are you. We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself. He said I am the voice of one crying out. In the Wilderness. Make straight the way of the Lord as the Prophet Isaiah said now they had been sent from the Pharisees and asked him. Why are you baptizing MM -tising. If you're in need of the Christ or the Prophet Jonah Answer Them I will baptize with water but among us among you sans one. You do not know even he who comes comes after me the Strap Sandal. I'm not worthy untie these things took place in Bethany across the Jordan were John was baptizing the next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said behold the lamb of God who takes away the end of the world. This is he of whom I said after he comes a man who ranks before me because he was before me I myself did not know him but for this purpose I came baptizing with water that he might be revealed to Israel and wh- and when John Bore witness saw the spirit descend from heaven like a dove and it remained on him I myself did not know him but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me he on whom you see the spirit descend remain this is he who baptize with the Holy Spirit Britt and I've seen and have borne witness that this is the son of God the next day again John was standing with two of his disciples and he looked Jesus as he walked by and said behold the lamb of God and so that's the message of John the Baptist behold the lamb of God and so let's learn a little bit more about who John the Baptist is before we jump into his message all right now first of all whenever bad this here hear about John. The Baptists are like yeah. He's on our team right and you need to know that's not. That's not actually what that word means right. I mean we are baptised in the same vein that John John was was was bad tising by immersion right but when you read that don't think John the Southern Baptist because it would be better to to make that into Kinda Verb John Tyzzer something that he did. He baptize people by immersion. He was Jesus his cousin. He was the son of Zachariah and Elizabeth and Luke chapter after one chronicles kind of his the prophecy of his birth he he was born. It seems like whenever God wanted to do something really a cool he would take an older couple who never had any kids who couldn't have any kids and he would he would allow them to have kids you think about. Abraham and Sarah and others throughout scripture and so what what he did was Zachariah and Elizabeth they found out <hes> Zachariah in a pretty glorious way there in the temple when he was serving found out that they were we're GonNa have a son and that son was to be named John and then John was conceived and born and he is Elizabeth his mom and and Mary we're cousins and so John is technically Jesus cousin. I can't do the math on that second third fourth whatever and as he grew up I I think that probably he was an orphan because his parents were both very old when he was born and when he grew up he <hes> <hes> maybe that's why he had such a radical appearance and lived out in the wilderness because he was passed around from from family family. Maybe he and Jesus played together when they were younger but they he went on and as he grew up he came to know because I think God revealed it to him. What is calling was and he was called to make straight the pass or he was called to declare the word gone and prepare the way for the Messiah but he didn't know who the Messiah was even though when he was in his mother's womb and Mary came near he leapt at the news right you remember that passage in Luke chapter one one he he was he was very aware in the in the womb because Mary Elizabeth fill the Holy Spirit is very aware that Messiah was near but I don't think I don't think John I had a proximity close enough to Jesus to know exactly that he was the Messiah and so as the time came as they grew up in John started preaching he was preaching preaching and Attleboro radical appearance he wore animal skin with a leather belt locusts and wild honey and he at least preached out in the Wilderness and probably lived out there as well bill and there are a lot of people came to him and he did not hate it and read a copy of Carnegie's how to win friends and influence people because if you read the message passage of John the Baptist in Luke chapter three it was a very abrasive and harsh message why because he had a specific purpose and that's what we want we want to begin into to flesh out here in this passage this message of John that reveals to us who Jesus is and so let's look at this this thing that John was called to do look specifically when it says in Verse Twenty Three said I am the voice of one crying <unk> out in the wilderness make straight the way of the Lord as the Prophet Isaiah said and so one of the cool things about John is that John just have a a he had a purpose but that purpose had been foretold in the Old Testament in fact you want to hold your place in the gospel of John. Turn back over to Malachi the last book in the Old Testament the book of Malachi this whole replacing John turn back over to Malachi and look at the very last words of the old Old Testament which is why they are where they are in the Old Testament Canon Matt Malachi chapter four beginning in verse five unless Russia Malachi Chapter Four Verse Five Malachi writes. It's behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the Great and Awesome Day of the Lord comes okay. Let's stop there now. You understand why <hes> the Pharisees were asking. Are you Alija. They were expecting a forerunner to the Messiah to come because they hey it read that in the book of Malachi. They had it memorized. They were waiting in fact. Luke Chapter One when John's birth is announced to his father if you if you read the text very closely it says there was a remnant outside praying. What was that remnant praying for well they were being oppressed by Roane? They were praying for deliverance but who was going to bring that Deliverance Messiah and so isn't it interesting that God mobilize those people to pray at the very moment that the angel was being revealed to Zachariah to declare that John was gonna come who would be the forerunner the Messiah now interestingly in John One John Answers. He says I'm not Elijah and so. I don't think John is willfully. Are you telling a falsehood here but I think John just knew what he was called to do and he wasn't looking for any kind of fame and glory to say Elijah. Come back right but here's here's how we know and you can kind of right. You can try this passage down. This is how we know that John is the one being talked about in Malakand because look at chapter four six says he will turn the hearts the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers well Luke chapter one versus sixteen and Seventeen says about John the Baptist he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord God and he will go before them in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready for the Lord of people prepared and so the angel in Proclaiming Zachariah that John was coming is rooting his purpose in the pages of Malachi in the pages of is am and so this is the forerunner to the Messiah in John the Baptist and therefore how is he going to make straight the way of the Lord. That's the question for us. In this first part of the message well the reference Isaiah points the fact that John was gonna pave the way he was. GonNa make the path easier straights. It's so that people can see the Messiah and therefore his goal was to prepare people spiritually so that they could behold them. How would he do this. I'm going to tell you just real quick. The direction that people give utmost importance several months ago or a couple of months ago <hes> in Aurora Colorado Aurora Colorado drivers were headed to the Denver International Airport and you know everybody's is Kinda scared of this now but google is Google knows you're here facebook knows you're here and and one of the things that you agree to that that end user license agreement that nobody reads except anyway is that they can track you because they want to know the traffic patterns and if you're if you're on a road and you're stuck in traffic topic then it'll it'll update. Everybody else's funds. There's real time traffic updates. No reroute people and this actually happened in Aurora Colorado a couple of months ago as people were going to the Edinburgh International Airport where there was a wreck and so everybody who is using Google maps re-routed them and said Hey. You need to go this way. Get off on this exit and go down and it tells them this can be a dirt road right but you're fine but what Google does it no is that there have been a recent thunderstorm and so over over one hundred people end up getting trapped and I- mud bog in Aurora Colorado because Google Map took them down a hundred cars long right and and so it was really funny thing about about about Google not knowing everything and about how willing we willingly we follow follow our smartphones and and so this is the reason I tell you. The story is because John himself else John Himself wanted to make the path easy to the Messiah and the good news is is that when God called John. He gave him the very clear message about what what to preach so that this didn't happen to people spiritually. Let's face it. This is what happened. People spiritual when the Pharisees preached with all of their six hundred fifteen fifteen additional walls that they heaped on the people the the way of the Lord was not straight it was not prepared had gotten muddy and people have been bogged down for a long time and so John came to a correction on what the Pharisees kind of the beginning of a correction on what the Pharisees had been preaching and therefore the the two components of his message our his message to us today about who Jesus really is first and foremost it's repent he calls us is to repent. Luke chapter three versus seven and eight record this when when some of these initial people come to him and listen to this he says you brew to Vipers. There's WHO warned you to flee from the wrath to come bear fruit in keeping with repentance in order for a person according to John the Baptist according to God who call John the Baptist in order for a person to recognize their need for Jesus. They must repent repentance is a key component of the gospel of Jesus Christ and yet it's a word that we're shying away from more and more more and more and more and more and this is actually what your community groups are going to be about tonight. We're GonNa talk about what is repentance house repentance fit into our lives especially only the Christian life and so repentance is this crucial component of the Gospel because sin always always always always separates us from God. If you don't hear anything else that I say today operate they got would lodge into your mind. Sin Always separates us from God. It corrupts his plan. It stains our very souls and it destroys relationships sin always separates us us from God and from the people that God's putting our minds apart from Christ Syndrome spiritual death even with Christ sin breaks our fellowship and break our relationship chimp send breaks our fellowship with the father in an art our day and age of where we're kind of coming out of this idea if you notice the cultural narrative is shifted. We're not we're no longer you know trying to trying to talk about self esteem and and be a better you now well. It's now. It's no you just you be. You and it's not it's not it's not better be more virtuous. Be This that things that you are now. You don't have a right to tell. Tell me what I am and what I'm not. I am who I am and you can't say anything about it so I'm just going to stay this way right. That's kind of the Cultural Gospel cool if you will. That's not really a Gospel but the message Jesus Christ comes in two thousand nineteen. Americans says no you must repent or are you all likewise perish. Repentance is a key component of the Gospel and see us. Let's put it this way. The reason that repentance is so crucial he you said fallen. Man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement. He is a rebel who needs must lay down his arms and laying down your arm surrendering saying saying you're sorry realizing that you've been on the wrong track and getting ready to start life over again from the ground floor. That is the only way out of a hole this process of surrender. This movement went full stern is what Christians call repentance and that's why John came proclaiming. A message of repentance is because you cannot continue to love yourself self to love your sin to love own agenda that you set up for your life and yet the united with the savior. You must do what those all those drivers in Aurora Colorado had to do they had to eventually change direction and go back the other way. That's what repentance really is and that repentance of sin prepares us to receive the next part art of John's testimony and that is one that he says multiple times in this passage at behold the lamb you see the testimony of John is not just about repentance penance for repentance alone cannot save us. You need to hear that repentance alone cannot save anybody feeling sorry for your sin feeling guilty over your sin and feeling even we would use the Christian word convicted over your sin cannot save you. Those things alone cannot save you. No matter how bad or how guilty about sin no matter how many barriers you try to set up to to to make you better it cannot save you. This is this is this. This is the way that I tried to respond. When I I understood the Gospel March nineteen ninety seven and I remember being at a Christian Camp Camp and for the first time even though I've grown up in Church and heard the gospel over and over and over and over again in those days it clicked at least in part because I was very well acquainted with mountains sinfulness and I knew I needed to repent but my response lots of repentance was I'll do better. I wanted to change direction but I wanted to try to work my way out of it. That's not that may be the beginning of real repentance but that's not the way that we that we come to know Jesus and so on the one hand end repentance on the other hand. There's something else and that's what John Points is two in the second part of his message out of all the names that John could have called Jesus look at Verse Twenty Twenty Nine and the next day saw Jesus coming toward him and he said behold the lamb of God and then look again in verse thirty six verse thirty six he says and he looked Jesus walked by and said behold the what the lamb of God okay so obviously we learn by repetition right. John knows what he's doing in. John is an old man John. The Apostle is an old man when he's writing all this down. He's preached this message over and over and over and over again why included twice while obviously it's because it's important important behold the lamb you see the testimony of John is not just about repentance but it's about the remedy that repentance points us is to you see Santa's the ultimate problem for human beings but no amount of effort no amount of humiliation guilt or apology can do something called a tone tone it cannot atone for sins and that's why the baptism of John was not a baptism that saves people the baptism of John. John was just for repentance. You see Santa's the problem that God has been dealing with ever since John Genesis chapter. Three the Bible is not a bunch of disconnected elected discombobulated stories. The Bible is epic narrative about how God brings restoration in the broken this of our world. That's what we sang about. We sang worthy that Jesus is that restoration and by his death burial and resurrection that restoration comes into ours personally but not just personally as we're mobilized to be agents of restoration in this world got uses his church to be salt and light in our community right which is why we saying the first one that we saying about build your kingdom here we want God to do that through plus and little by little restoration happens in individual lives in the Kingdom of God is is is built and has furthered in our midst and and so this is God's agenda is to deal with in through a sacrifice and that's why God gave the law to Israel and Leviticus to help them understand something very critical about what had to happen for sin to be taken away all of those sacrifices that shed that shed the blood aww bulls and goats and other animals they were preaching a single unified message and that can be summed up in Hebrews Chapter Nine verse twenty two that without the shedding of blood. There is no forgiveness miss of sins meaning. There's no atonement. There's nothing bringing you back together with the one you've offended apart from the shedding of blood and that's why i John that was also written by the Apostle John First John Chapter. Two verse says this that Jesus is the propitiate. Let's say that we're together. Propitiate Action One more time propitiate some of your like. I'm not even trying that. He is the if you don't don't like the word. Let me tell you a non seminary word for that and that is atoning sacrifice. Jesus is the the sacrifice that brings atonement for our sins and not only for hours but also for the sins of the whole world you see this is in John's letter. This is his John. Three sixteen right got some other world that he sent his only son that whoever would believe in him should not perish but have eternal life. Jesus is the atoning sacrifice vice for our sins. I'm just GonNa were waving a bunch of scriptures together. Which I love to do so let me point one more okay. This is going to bring these together. Hebrews Chapter Twelve or twenty four it says Jesus the mediator of a new covenant and to the sprinkle blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. That's why burs is one of those books and it's like it's really you read it and I think you really have to have a little bit cool mindset to understand the book of Hebrews but here's what it saying able able refers back to Cain and Abel right and if you remember the story about when Cain killed his brother Abel God in one little section there. He says his blood is crying out to me from the ground. What was the blood crying out her. You're guilt pain conflict so that innocent blood that was shed cried out aw to the ears of John and it brought condemnation it brought judgment on Kane and what the writer of Hebrews. There's a saying he's saying all of us like sheep gone astray. The wages of all our sin is death and the blood that is on our hands from our own sand cries <music> out for us the same thing that Abel's blood cried out against Kane for him. We're guilty. There's there's no escaping it. We are stuck in our sin consigned signed to death row the verdict is already been cast upon us and we have no hope until Jesus comes and until Jesus dies and when Jesus shed his blood on the cross. That blood speaks a better word. What word is that. Percy Grace Peace Hope Honus oneness satisfaction action fellowship communion all available to us now because Jesus blood has been shed and his blood that is shed covers over us. It's like the old him says what can wash away my sin nothing but the blood of Jesus are sentenced tone for we are reunited reconciled and justified God faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that brings us back together with our father and where our sin has separated us from him. The blood of Jesus brings exist back into a relationship with him. You see send destroy God's plan in every area it touches it affects you physically relational emotionally really mentally and Jesus is the only remedy that brings broken this brings brings back into the broken this sin brings and and so this is what John Gones message tells us I tell people I tell people all the time that that are coming to me for council they come in there may be stuck in one place or another area of their life or another and I I just asked him. I say wait. How do you get going in the wrong direction and the answer. Is One step at a time right. Rarely do we end up in some kind of big catastrophic failure with one big step rather at happens through little compromise compromise compromise and all those former kind of pathway in December. I guess how you get get going back in the right direction. Just one step at a time in the opposite direction right right. I just one time in the opposite direction so here's here's the way I'd like to some of the message of Gun John. Shows us the two feet by which we walk out and follow Jesus. I foot is repentance. Second Foot is faith in repentance. I I reject a throw away. All that has separated me from God. I say I don't want that anymore. I don't love that anymore. I've been I recognize that. That's just brought me death and destruction. That's repentance and that's the first foot set but then the second footstep cons and it's faith is that Jesus paid it. All God loves me. He sent his son to die for me. He is my treasure. He's the one I love love and I thought turn away from US my senna myself and has not turned toward Jesus it forms this this these footsteps by which I follow Jesus in my daily life. It's just this. This is what we talked about. We talked about walking with God. I'm walking with him and I'm repenting of old self and the things that I still struggle with the things that but I still cling to and I'm setting my eyes. I'm fixing my eyes on Jesus the author and professor of fake and I'm walking after him and believing his promises and continuing yeah throw off my old self and embracing my new cell I'm I'm. I'm saying no to send Satan and death and I'm saying Yes to the father son and the spirit and they're working are in my life. It's just this one step step after the other in the right direction and this is exactly what the message of John tells us repents and behold the lamb repent and see how he's taken away your sin reject all that has separated you from him and embrace all that Jesus is for you in the nineteen sixties. There was a French inventor who created a children's story known as the magic screen and inside that screen kind of underneath it was aluminum powder so that as children turn these knobs there was a stylus inside of it scraped the powder away from the screen creating design. We know them as a sketch right right and this is an actual design. I was never that good okay. I can't even imagine how you would do do that. Some of you may have been sketch artists right but the the best or maybe the worst part about an sketch if you had siblings. It's probably the worst part was that after. You've spent all that time right. How did you Michelle got it. How did you how do you erase the screen. You shake it and maybe you've done something right right and you come along and we're like. Oh Wow you know no. It's gone forever and it's gone forever would have been great to have smartphones with cameras on back then and so hello this French inventor gave us a great illustration about Sin Atonement. You San Marks up the screen of our lives it really does it really does hurt us rips into the soul that God created guy gave to you you say but the the evidence of our San Dan our our disobedience even it's indisputable. It's not a pretty picture when we turn our eyes on the lamb of God and we follow him and repentance and faith. It's like God takes that sketch of our soul and just Jackson to wear the thing that you poured yourself into that separated you from him because of what Jesus has done. It's no more and this is the Gospel awesome that we proclaim this. Jesus that we embrace the biblical Jesus who tells us to repent and put our faith in him for those who've never trusted Christ in this room today. There may be some in here who've never put their faith in Jesus. I want to tell you that in following Jesus today in repentance and faith as you've heard the promises of God for you that is you believe in him. They God takes all those scars that are on your soul and just like that sketchy shakes them because of the blood of Jesus your make clean your made holy in you see that's the the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that he cast US sins as far as East is from the West but for the majority of you in here who are believers what you're going to talk about and community groups tonight is that repentance faith. They're not just something that we do at the moment of our salvation but rather forms the footsteps by which we follow Christ all throughout the rest of our our lives and if you wanNA perfect example of that thing about something else that the Apostle John said and i John Chapter One verse nine if we say we have no sin and we'd save ourselves he's talking to believers in the truth is not in us but oh version on what a treasure what a promise to cling to if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and he cleanses from all unrighteousness repentance is agreeing agreeing with this truth and confessing and faith is believing that God will do it and so today during this imitation if you don't know Christ repent and believe let those footsteps of Repentance and faith become the foundation upon which you enter into a relationship with Jesus but if you're a believer in this room today how has your week looked this past week what needs to be repented of and the pathways the same for you. Let I John Chapter One verse nine. Wash your soul and recognize that it's for us and that as we believe then the the effects of sin in our life with that sketch of our soul it applies to us just as well and so as as we have this time imitation. Kevin is GONNA come. Shans GonNA come. WE'RE GONNA sing through that Song Amazing Grace again. We're GONNA believe that that crisis for us. If you're here in this room today that grace for you and not desire would be that you would recognize that. Jesus is the only way and then as you recognize Jesus the only way that you would follow him. Whatever that looks like in your life let's pray to.

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Hour 2: 3/27/20

The Paul Finebaum Show

36:11 min | 1 year ago

Hour 2: 3/27/20

"They cried passion than Patrick. Three of college football leaves. Keer these Paul Finebaum. Show our to podcast back. Second hour on this Friday We will continue with more of your calls in a moment. We were talking to a gentleman in Germany during the break right as we were heading into the break. Jeff thanks for holding on Let's continue. Yeah I'm like okay saying I'm in a small town like in ten miles East of Frankfurt and Local truckdriver here and Somewhat different here because Most most German Germans They shop by the day. You know they don't go to stores and like you know get ten fifteen textile hamburgers expects with chicken whatever you know they shop for what they basically that they you know. Just just how cultural issue so What they have been save on that part is not such a problem. You know Was beginning to become a problem. Here is I don't think I've heard anyone mentioned this but Considering that Germany is boarded by ten different countries you know or nine different countries They have a lot of seasonal workers to come here to help the farmers out and they're not allowing those workers to enter the country. Now you know so. That's going to be a really big problem you know what type of long-term effects it's GonNa have on the economy but You know you can imagine you know. So that's about all I wanted to speak on right now until You don't notice Jeff Please stay in touch. We appreciate it. Okay no problem. Thanks Jeff calling from near Frank. Fort Germany truckdriver over there. More of your phone calls now. Eight five five to four seventy five a couple of things Just to update you on number one we are. We will be seeing again starting Monday at three on the SEC network Ever since The world seemingly came to an end sportsworld two weeks ago. We were unable to be on. We are now back starting Monday. Secondly herbstreet was with US earlier. That was fascinating Joe Scarborough will continue with many more guests Today but right now it's grab some calls in here and Dan is up next in Georgia. Hello Dan they're okay. We will see if we can update that in a minute again. Sometimes we're successful sometimes. We're not so we'll back your calls momentarily but I want. I want to go back to a couple of things that Joe Scarborough and and Kirk herbstreit talked about and Kirk. Herbstreit was talking about primarily was his opinion I thought he was very Very clear he doesn't know more than anyone else and I think that's the most important thing to understand is that none of us really do know he was offering opinion he. He brought his own family into it and post a question I mean. Would you feel comfortable leading your son? Play High School or College football your daughter playing basketball or volleyball or something else and I know there's always a lot of blowback in Kirk was very emphatic. Saying listen I'm I'm independent. I don't subscribe to one political view or the other. I think too often. We do tend to react along ideology when it comes to something like this. I don't think ideology has one thing to do with it. I think you know where. Where do you get the best available medical information? Politicians are not going to determine. I hope when a it's safe to go back into churches again or synagogues or mosques or were office buildings. I think that's up to other people and it's a real concern when we all we all get hung up and swallowed and intoxicated with our political ideology. Thanks for the thanks for appreciate the call from Germany. Looks Try John Next John. Thank you appreciate your being on. I sure thank you. Thank you for accepting my call I'm a truck driver. I'm a flatbed truck drivers so I do all the For construction work so I'm not in the food business or anything but you know all truck drivers have plenty of time to think I was Speaking of possibility football this this season And the other professional sports do you think that with them restricting the fan base from actually attending games. Do you think they're going to try to do? Like pay per view to increase doing crease. Their their money coming in to replace for the ticket sales. Yeah John First of all they would not be able to pay per view because every Every college conference in in the NFL all have agreements with with major networks. So those could not be changed if we have college football. You'll see the SEC. Game every Saturday afternoon on CBS. You'll see the other games on. Sec OR ACC or ESPN. So that won't change. I do think what you said is interesting. Though I think we could see a different setup If and what I continue to here we've been hearing now for a couple of weeks. It's it's not so much. Getting football season started. You heard Scarborough Joe. Scarborough mentioned it. It's the return of the of the virus and that's what has everyone concerned. And you know we're talking when when does flu season begin? Usually December January February. There are a lot of theories at this virus. Made it over here sooner than that. You know I I I was. I call it something in November anybody who watches or listen to the show notes knew that there was one show. I could barely talk. Remember that lasted about three weeks. And I saw an article today that quoted some experts have said this could have been popping around. Listen I don't I had something I don't know what it was but it sure felt like this. Although it wasn't contagious that's the only thing that would make me think but yeah. I mean once the weather starts getting cooled and we are getting more rain. That's what they say. John the two of us together. I don't think we could solve this problem. But the that's what the experts say. Yes Sir I. I was just wondering because especially like smaller colleges and and high schools and they're going to be losing a lot of revenue to help keep the schools open but but even even if we had games without fans Just for the sake of argument you still have to be in locker rooms you. You probably remember when you were in high school. Those are not exactly large locker room so we're not talking about really healthy a healthy environment. But I think we we had commissioner Sankey on the other day we've talked to. I don't think any of these people really know I bet on these on these conference calls every day. They are now looking at every possibility under the sun. And that's what they have to do. We were not prepared for this obvious. I mean we were watching games in real time before they were cancelled because the college world these Sports World Professional World the political world. We were all surprised by by what happened here. John Thank you for the call really Do appreciate it. Just an update We're we're just reacting to what some of already said here today. We'll continue with your calls at eight five five two four to seven to eight five a lot of a lot of great guests ahead and we hope you'll stick around. We're here until seven eastern on this Friday afternoon. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum show. Podcast look back. All of us during these rather trying times are facing things that we aren't accustomed to like trying to work out. What do you do when the trainers no longer there? Or the gyms no longer there we are going to ask. Somebody who Isn't just a normal trainer he's one of the preeminent sports trainers in the World Rob mcclanahan is The trainer for many of the biggest and brightest names in the NBA sometime ago about a year ago he wrote a book Entitled Training. The NBA's best in finding the keys to greatness to forward by Stephen Curry one of his star People's wrought rob. Thank you very very much. Oh great to have you on and boy. Do we need to hear from you right now? Hope you're well. Yeah you too guys. Especially I haven't met so let's start with the players like a your friend. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant Kevin. Maybe facing a few other issues but I mean the average NBA star right now is unable to play Practice facilities are are shutdown. Now again some of them are a little bit better off than than than most of us in terms of what they may or may not be Or have access to but but how are they staying in shape right now? Yeah I think you know. Most guys are fortunate to have their own little home Kind of Gym. Kinda like Maybe Hotel. Kinda thing looking like But you guys don't have courts you know so you're not really doing anything with the ball ball handling and stuff but as far as shooting. I know all the guys I have been to a court I know teams are advising against that right now. We don't know which ones are clean. And and WHO's been in there? And what have you so yeah? This is different territory for everybody. Top of the had trained like myself. You know Knows really traveling right now. Obviously and if you do travel you don't you get it or not. So then pass launch. They got a lot of questions here. what to do and the NBA's you know obviously having some issues with we play not play fans we have fans. When do we start playing and if you think about it you know they have to make sure every player Coach and staff member doesn't have it going into wizard the season right because if give it to fifty people you know so especially in basketball. The contact sport is so yeah. It's everything's up in the air right now it's it's fascinating it's it's the unknown the NBA drafts coming up right now. A guy should be working out for teams Soon here they have some league and in the end of the big thing is you can't finish the season but rather you have to finish your scenes in order to have the draft right so There's a drought this fall. I I I don't know you know so now you know you have to finish the season to see where guys land to see pick you get so yeah. I think a lot of guys doing to their own little homework out and I think the main thing if I give any advice is the first thing is just eat well because we're on time right now. It's pretty easy job. You could take out or yeah I work out. So that's that's a main of well sleep. Well that's really all you can do right now. Well let me ask you about Those of US could cer- certainly Curry and Durant Westbrook. These guys probably have something at their house. that I don't or most people don't but for the for the average and I realize you're you deal with elite athletes but you know a great deal about training for for US average schmos Other than eating well which what should we do? Yeah you know. I think it's depending on obviously weather and stuff. I think it's good to go for Pentagon where you're at Physically you know a walk. A JOG myself I think that's The best thing to do right now especially just just to get out of the house. It's fresh air. You know top of that is a good thing You know if you have any have any weights you know. Maybe take a three-putt Waco Jog with that You know your typical push ups things like you're trying to stay in shape but it's it's really just being creative At all you know when doing you know like say maybe a jail workout. I'll push ups and pull ups and curls and something like that but otherwise Yeh all gyms are closed and I know. I know a lot of people that I know buying. You know use treadmill or Peleton right now and it can kind of do that. You know because this could last another six months a year. We don't know you know so. It might be a good investment in time to really so doing stuff at home but I'm in. I'm in Rhode Island right now. The weather's sixty three degrees here. So if my three little kids for a little walk to the beach and you know what neighborhood but I'm not sure what to do. You know the eating is a victory is a big So I I realize we aren't. We aren't Nba Stars but I am interested though because I think we all should be And you're right. We're sitting around more and when you're sitting around there's plenty of food What if you had to give it basic advice that you? I'm sure you give to your friends in the NBA. As well. What what should and most important. What should we eat well? It's always you know eating. You know I'm always big fan of eating little things all day long rather than your. You know your big dinner at night. That the like that But you know look five those small meals all day long between this nuts almonds something like that. Maybe even a yogurt But Ninety yeah I mean I think a lot of people get in a lot of takeout right now I look into maybe doing a market run. What's a week and actually cooking? I think that's go a long way I know it's difficult. Some people on the market but people are delivering. So there's there's ways around it but the number one is cook on your own stay hydrated. You're not working on probably not drinking a lot of water. I think if you drink water all day long base where to go and it's going to help you obviously and things like that. So yeah they away from the fried food. Stay away from the pepperoni pizza at ten at night. When he's finished books you know so. Yeah listen we all know in essence? What's what's not good. It's just I always say it's just disciplined. That's all it is. You know if you're going to get takeout. Get Chicken Salad over pizza things like that. That's just every person has to have the discipline especially especially now. I realize when when you're when you're dealing in training NBA players They are two different level and they eat a little bit differently. But would you. Would you say that How how would you describe? What your your your friends and clients Would eat in the in in your players. Who at the highest level? I mean they have to eat a little more than Than than somebody who sits around and does nothing all day. But what do they I mean Kevin? Love is one of my best friends top of being a client and you know he had never seen any what disciplined than him in my life as far as eating so. He's taught me a lot in Hollywood disciplined fortunate to have the chef things like that and have the perfect ingredients organic. What have you but you know. But I. I've been with Kevin after a game in Cleveland and his his chef cooked You know we'll start off with Osama and then escorts is a is a steak so yeah they all in us. But they're also burning more calories than us The cabin just like reading example of a guy who you know. Even if he's traveling packers all stuff. 'cause you knows travel you don't pay fast food so he always looks ahead Stay hydrated all day long. Always have the jug of water on them. And that's a major thing. I think people forget. Just 'cause 'cause you're not doesn't mean you're you know you're hydrated to drink water. You're basically saying just just just drain it right. I mean whether you want to or not you have to quarter all day. Yes Oh yeah especially. If you're not working out what you really not thirsty drink of water and that no catch up to you you know I. I don't do much anymore but I used to get all those gallon. You know being awarded to fill up every day on and then the you know the gallon handle. Oh Yeah I mean supposedly a gallon a day they say yeah it is but if you do it all day long and you kinda still it up every day you kind of see where you're at and if you corner of that is gone. He's probably looking more of that. So it's going to kind of measure it really if you want to get more out of this though it it's easy to get the book network Training the NBA's best and finding the keys to greatness. I know you're keeping up with your clients and your friends. Are they coping pretty well? I know I know that's a strange question for guys that make more Usually more in a week most of us will see in a life but They're still human beings and their friends. Yeah exactly I mean the money the money and you know they're not going to be stressing about that like a lot of people in this country but But still you know that's your livelihood and that's what you do every single days if you've been maybe ten years old ages told stop you know it's not easy you know. I in somebody's guys you know they're on the road. You know two or three weeks a month so to be stuck at home all day long for the first time I did life. I'm sure it's yours ninety. It's a challenge for everybody and I think the biggest thing right now is the though you know. It's not like all right. You Know Adam. Silver says back May Fifteenth. And you can start to heal so your body ready get ready with. We have no idea we. We have no idea into any of these guys be able to come back and just start hooping It's not realistic. You're going to need another trainer cat. You guys prepare their bodies. Prepare their head for you. Know another run out for the summer. Lebron yesterday. You know his body. Everyone thinks it's good for the body because he's resting his buddies at shock because of twenty three eighteen years in the NBA seventy hundred NBA. Whatever it is. He's playing right now so his body is like what's going on you know so that's the other thing too. Even if we came back June one June fifteenth. You gotTA TRAINING CAMP AND DEBATE. So yeah the play without fans the whole thing is just. It's tough it's it's not easy to cope with and again it's it's the unknown stand on so you could go work out every day now. Hardest Heck but if you're not going back to July one why would you even work out like that? You know what I mean so you really want of you know peak at the right time and right now no one knows one. That should be so. It's it's every athlete in the world is going through it so it's not just the NBA. I mean baseball was a week away. You know they told to stop you know. So who knows you know? It's not you know what to do how to train and what to expect right now. So we're just going with it every day like everybody else but eventually disguise. Yeah GonNa have to go back on the court at some point so so that love where it went out Rod. Thanks for the time to and thanks for the advice. We all appreciate it. Okay well the night rob mcclanahan one of the great Trainers around a traitor so many major NBA player. We will take a break More of your phone calls at eight five to four two seven. Two eight five. You're listening to the Paul Finebaum. Show podcast well. We have been talking to a lot of our friends on the road Over these last two weeks because never in my Lifetime has have have truckers. Been more important and we are delighted to welcome into the program. Not only is a song writer but He does a trucking pot trucker in and he does a podcast Palmar Hofer and I hope I got that name right Long-haul might be the best way to Paul. How are you great? Your pronunciation was spot on. I am a trained professional. Seriously it's it's it's really great to have you on and we had a call about twenty minutes ago from a trucker in Frankfurt Germany. We've had calls from truckers all across this country and You know because you deal with these men and women every day They are keeping this country alive right now. The thank you for being with us. And tell us what you're hearing and and from your friends out there on the road unfortunate to Be someone who hauls food and So it's really been business as usual for us and I mean yes sir. Been changes I mean. Atlanta was a ghost town on the Florida last week. and you don't have as much access to some facilities sit down restaurants and the like but when you when you compare those Inconveniences to just the you know What the rest of the world is going through. I feel quite fortunate so things are going well but I want you to talk a little about just The men and women that you know that you see that you converse with that you hear from because I know we always tend to take people for granted until we into we realize how important they are but Give us a little back story on on on who these people are. And and what people like you and your friends out there go through every week. Well you know had a really interesting conversation with a friend of mine Shortly before Calling you seem as Bill Bill. Last Wednesday fell sick and just horribly sick at a truck. Stop in stock and let me. You couldn't even see watch TV. And you know He. He carries his own food as you know Microwave and other ways of preparing food but but he he was just laid up sick unable to care for himself For days and He called his brother who was in nearby. Indianapolis brother was under quarantine. He said the best I can do for us to call the ambulance. And so they did and the ambulance came out and they asked him a series of questions took his temperature. And Said we don't think you've got you know Cova nineteen and he was just left there to to deal with it and He he heard His the trump park next to him like something is tires and he said Man I. I don't even have strange to to to go in there and by myself water. I've run out of water. Could if I give you this money and the gentleman said Menu. You're sick yeah I I'm bad. And the truck next to him said get away from me you know. He was just irate. Don't breathe on me. You don't read on my truck but there was a there's no organization now they're Called meals for eighteen wheelers and so a call went out on social media and you know. He woke up one day and there was a six pack of water on his step. Somebody else brought him some orange juice and soup and lemons and cinnamon and I. I've known Bill Awhile. So when I got off work eight he and his wife or old friends and they back. They gave me a couple of harmonicas once and I was able to take take some groceries to him but I mean this guy still there and and then when when you consider the impacts you said you know in Texas if you take a ride to a hospital in an ambulance your commercial. Driver's license automatically suspended. So Ah when you imagine just how fraught That situation is for a gentleman like that. Who really can't verify condition. That's one example. You see the best in the worst of what's going on in this Pandemic and that whole episode strangers bringing him food. And you know I'm a stranger who is the brother just could would not help him so I'm just giving you that story because it's the the the the first one that comes to mind long-haul Paul joining us Talking about The truckers who who make this country work. I know that it's difficult and and I say that because I experienced five days with a trucker many many years ago so to in terms of a newspaper piece I was doing but what is a normal or is there such a thing Paul as normal week for a truck. Well I the job I have now. I've had almost nine. Years is is Kinda gravy deal. We have direct accounts with Fortune. Five hundred companies and we. We always go somewhere warm almost so we we legal high. Oh and Florida go to Texas about five if this is how you want to run home in about five or six days and it's it's really nice. I call it old man my earlier days. I didn't hall this kind of stuff I was just you know I was just you know all out. You Know Gung Ho just going as many miles as I could. This has been a kind of a good place for me to land after that That kind of running but But for me. The normal for me is two days up in three maybe to today's down. We're three days But I gotta be honest. All I'm kind of a sin bagger. I'm just I'm I'm just not the guy that just is Gung Ho. I've done this job a long time and I just want to get my job done and not hurt anybody and go home and understandably so what. What can we normally find on your podcast? Oh well thanks. For that mentioned we hit over. The road is is a it's a PR extra radio. Topi collaboration with the folks I write for overdrive magazine and in fact my editor. Todd dill's is a listener understand. And he wanted me to send you his regards along with a rousing in dogs. Thank you He's Interesting story about toddy. He lived in Chicago for ten years and then he just gravitated to sec football at a sports bar because like other people with that same cultural identity were there and those were. I became his group of friends and So but anyway Getting back to the PODCAST. What they did was Jewish Shapiro Just I don't know I don't know if this analogy is going to work with the sports trucking audience but it was sort of like Unwise THE ELISA doolittle project they they just. We're GONNA take this guy in this truck seem to like to spin yarns and tell stories and and the land the land mentoring resources into production resources of this amazing network and turn it into something which hopefully approaches an ethnology of the industry in an artful manner. And it's it's done well. Julie Shapiro is is really honest. Our executive producer and. She's really one of the great teachers I've had in my life she She's she's justed. Collaboration that that took and in the skill that took the people that parties on the same team is really bears. Tribute to her and in cost in costs are sound designer. But we we've gotten so so many nice conversation started and It's it's made. It's made a pretty good impact. It was In the top. Twenty for awhile on Apple. An apple has half a million active. Podcast seems to be hanging in the top one hundred fairly well and and it's It's really a bizarre turn of events because of this podcast and this association with this network Get calls from you know legitimate people like yourself we we just had an article shout out from the New Yorker today and and I think what I hope people will hear as like a studs terkel storytelling Version of trucking. That doesn't always make it into Commercial programming this is it you know. Radio is an independent network. I've of content creators and so we had a little more latitude and What I really respected about in costs and Julia Shapiro like if someone would tell us a story about how they were addicted to a drug and they got down on their knees and ask God to take it away from. They didn't they didn't They didn't shy from that story. They put it right in there and because they're looking for an historical context of what has to jump in here. Because we're we're about to run out of time but I do thank you very much. We wish you well and we hope hopefully give our best regards to everyone out there on the road. Absolutely thank you. Thank you long-haul joining us a really interesting concept there we We are certainly saluting. It's been a breakneck show. We started Couple of hours ago with Kirk herbstreet saying he believes the College Football Season High School in the NFL could be off. Didn't feel comfortable. He didn't feel comfortable thinking it was going to happen. That set off quite a chain of events. Joe Scarborough joined us. Mike Lucan the next hour. We have been very very busy. And we'll try to include your phone calls when we come back listening to Paul Finebaum show podcast. Welcome back as we continue again. It has been a busy one with Kirk herbstreet at the top talking about the possibility. In his opinion there may not be a college football season. He had grave concern about that. We also talked to Joe Scarborough Mike Luke coming up in the next hour Augie is in New Orleans. Paul is really getting bad here in New Orleans. I have heard I mean I guess the folks who are not taking this seriously a couple of weeks ago or taking it serious. Now I can tell you that But you know the I missed the interview with her with Kirk But I I think this was my worry all along. I mean this a worry compared to a pandemic. Let's be real but I. I don't see how college football is going to be able to make you realistically see a scenario. Their dog back there or something. Hello Yeah I'm sorry I I don't know and and I'm I'm I'm giving you my best. Guess There Augie I think some critical dates are going to be on the calendar though. Well I just again. The advocate had an interview with Woodward and he said that money is worrisome. I mean Scott Woodward now is coming out. He's he's putting a positives but you can read what he's saying you can read into what he's saying they're really worried. Lsu Is really worried about this. And they're not coming out and saying it in those explicit terms but you can you can actually tell from the way yet listed should be. I think we're going to talk to Scott Woodward Early maybe Monday on our show and I mean there's there's there's there hasn't really been a lot of good news lately and I think when I think the biggest concern is starting if there is a great a great fear of not being able to finish. I just think we. We are way too early in the process. I'm just telling everyone is saying to make any determination. Well I'll tell you what the streets look like if you remember that movie Omega Man With Charlton Heston. That's what it looks like out there. Paul he had a great weekend. Some great guests keep working Dale Brown. I think he'd be a great yes? Ti Great Augie thank you very much and And you and I wish nobody here wants to be doom and gloom. I keep getting people say well. Why can't show be like? It was a couple of weeks ago. Well things change with a couple of weeks ago. Yeah no exactly augie. Your it's not the same world in A. We're all hopeful that we'll get back it but right now we're not there we're not even close again reminder. We will be back on television Monday in we will continue talking about what herbstreet said at the very beginning of the show. I thought Joe Scarborough hatchimal thoughts. Mike Luca will join us from New York in a couple of minutes. More of your phone calls.

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The Biggest Women's Health Myths

Food for Thought

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The Biggest Women's Health Myths

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Iran Lambert registered nutritionist bestselling author arena should simple way to eat well and found every TRICIA London's leading private nutrition clinic over the next twelve weeks. Special guests and is mission is to expose why so much advice can often be misleading. We'll be using the proven science to sort fact from fiction and dispel everything that remains confusing in the world of wellness so that together we can love fact from fiction and empower the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves with the trusted expert advice. Do you ever feel uncomfortable in the workplace or amongst your peers? Simply because some topics are left, unspoken about, and they seem unmentionable. William, not alone. There are many other women who feel slightly the same as you do want to open up the conversation. Stigma and booze around women's health remain unescapable. Their effects can have serious consequences to be can lead to women, not having access to hygiene products, education feelings of embarrassment as well as possible health risks. So this week's feed for thought sees Dr Brooke Vanda Molen, who's currently training as a registrar in obstetrics and gynecology breakdown the many myths in women's health with me. Hello broke. Hello, thanks for having me absolute pleasure I think when it comes to women's Health Barra just. There are too many to be on the so true. It's so hard to get good quality information everything so confusing. I, mean if we start off gynecological house on a whole, and I know that we spike about this at the full of festivals. We had you on our panel. It's not really about. It's really and that's why I've been doing what I'm doing. Creating a platform to encourage women to get get the right kind of information and just speak about these things because it's women. We kind of try to do everything. Try to be everything to everyone. Be Successful half the kids how to be a great parent and be scraped at work and have everything, and then when we kind of have symptoms, we often ag no them. We don't want to talk about them. We just wait for it. It to get better, and it can be so hard when you Google online to find the right kind of information as well that you can rely on so yeah, there are definitely some areas that people people speak about enough I would say like the top of my head. You know fatility, definitely massive taboos still to this day, and there's so much that can be done. period problems, people kind of Grin, and bearing it experiencing years and years of devastating pain, and yet kind of muddling through. Without realizing something could be done to help incontinence after childbirth all these things I think. The people are often surprised. There is stuff that can be done to help, but we just talk about it enough. We'll yeah I, think I remember growing up and then when when you got your period or go, you almost told told to be quiet silence co Hush Hush seat discreet. Yes, let these things until bags and no one sees whereas actually it's such a normal part of life fifty percent of the population in the world. That is crazy that we're having to be so discreet hundred percent, and also by being discreet where often we don't pay attention, because we kind of trying to hide it or something's not happening, whereas actually what we need to do is paying attention to our bodies. What's normal and if you know your body inside out and you know your your cycle in everything, then you can also pick up when things when things go wrong when things aren't right for you, yeah, because I think a lot of women I've definitely been there. I think we all have at some points Phil embarrassed about it. We will have those awful moments where you're worried. You're period league three trials. To you. And really men should equally I think be educated around periods one hundred percent. Yeah, I, mean I. It kind of disappointing to me that like on my grandfather was like something like ninety eight percent of my followers A. Day You know what I can do to change that, but I would love more meant. Be Kind of paying attention. Sometimes, do get much more interested when it comes to pregnancy and they kind of they kind of see the women's cycle in reality, and how it's relevant when you're trying to conceive for example and also during pregnancy, but often it is something that's happening. Happening to somebody else. It's not happening to them. So yeah I would love Momento understand it, and I think that they could then also oversee be more understanding in the wider world as well when it comes to the workplace and and things like that, because there are some countries where my concentration clinic. Some of them weather from. They automatically sent to see a gynecologist. That's not quite the same in the UK, is it? No, it's yeah I. I also come across that, but yeah, in the in the UK the way it works. Is You have your routine screening like your cycle? Smith Almost always done by nurse in GP practice so without seeing any doctor at all, and then if you have any kind of gynecological concerns, you see your GP, and then they can often. There's loads of things that they can do medication sky, and things like that, and then if they need to then refer to. As the next step so gone apologised like me. It's good because when patients come, reach us. They usually really have exhausted. Certain options kind of easy things to sort, and then they need more specialised. Using expertise so it doesn't you don't just self refer to a kind of colleges here and I think that's better for the patients. Because you can get quick, you'd have to wait months a month. See Somebody, and also GP's are often best place to to deal with those kind of quite common concerns. I'm you mentioned smear tests and as go into those who's eligible for these age ranges? Are we talking about yes? Oh, this the Smith testing starts at the age of twenty five in this country and they're done that every three years off to that. Question I. Often get is why don't we start to early? Than Twenty five people, people get cancer early not so the cycle screening also known as a smear test, but we kind of call it screening is there to pick up changes in the cervix before they become cancer so precancerous changes, so it's not that pickup concert and it's not to be done if somebody has symptoms of survivor cancer because. Because, that means that it's already quite far along, so we just do the screening every three years to try to pick up early changes, however, anybody that has any kind of symptoms of cycle council, which would involve things like bleeding after sex bleeding between periods, funny smelly discharge. They're not used to anything feeling bloated feeling. Things are not right should wait for Smith has and whether that's because you're, too. Too Young to have Smith as that's because you already had a Smith's last year, and you're not joe another one for two years. Don't put off you go see your doctor just because you're having symptoms, so we can pickups Michael Cancer before the age of twenty five, but that's not through Smith US and the reason we don't start the smears earlier than twenty-five is because in that young age group is. Is quite common to have changes in the cervix which are normal and you kind of off bit of time. They settled down again and what? We don't want to stop worrying people by picking up abnormalities in the Smith, but actually it's just part of their services kind of turning over naturally, so we don't need to start until the age of twenty five. I mean that's refreshing and great to. To hair, I think because so many people probably don't go because they all worried, and it's one thing that I'm often asked about a lot. Surprisingly as nutritious other miracle, things foods that can help ease the symptoms, and like you need to on colleges to go and get some help exactly answer one of the kind of we have I think with social media. That's only we'll tell you this food food. Food will kill this symptom, not symptom and I think people confuse like symptoms and illnesses, and so if you have a new symptom, a new problem, the first thing you should do is see a doctor if they can reassure you that that isn't a symptom of anything concerning then that's fine, and you can look for other ways that you can manage that thing that you're feeling yourself, but in the. The first instance you shouldn't put off going to see a doctor because you've read something else on the into. No especially I think social media I mean social media is a wonderful place to get information out that it's good, it's it's triggering the conversation, but another area that I think affects so many of our listeners while female listeners and men will know about this with their partners polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Syndrome. Could you touch into what this is? And how people can manage it because I'm asked about this with diets and supplements interesting the all the time. Yeah, so polycystic Ovary Syndrome is when you get a large number of cysts, growing on the ovaries, and the system salves, concours, issues, and the main issue that people have when they have. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is that they have very irregular periods. So, that's kind of widely outside normal cycle, nor saiful twenty eight days see you might have very long periods more than about forty days coming very close together say kind of eighteen days apart cycles, or even closer very irregular cycles and other symptoms that they might have on top so excessive hair growth is a common one skin changes so acne, and then weight gain a been quite difficult to lose weight. Those are the common kind of symptoms that you get as part of the syndrome. You need to have a scan as well. That shows that you've got the multiple system your ovaries. Being big show to have these symptoms and you be told you have polycystic ovary syndrome now the main effects it has is, it affects as I said before difficulty in losing weight, and you get kind of a sugar resistance, an insulin resistance as part of it. And you can also get Because of the issues with your menstrual cycle problems of facilities, and that's not to worry. Everybody does this thing that has been told they have to job then never going to get pregnant because many many many women. Have have no problems because you know if you are having some cycles, and you may Welby of unique communism exactly is is is a common illness. It possibly is a bit over diagnosed. Because, it's very common to have polycystic ovaries a way, you have lots of system, your ovaries, even being on something like the contraceptive pill can give your ovaries the appearance of having lots of cysts on them, but not everybody has policy over his has got the syndrome, but even still a syndrome itself is certainly common and until you kinda stopped trying to conceive, you don't know whether it will have affected your facility, but if you're having extremely irregular periods than it's possibly not ovulating on a regular basis and. And so the kind of the treatments that we have polycystic ovaries mainly focus around helping whatever is bothering you at the time. We can't cure the syndrome and take away completely, but if paternity is your concern, we can help you manage that by stimulating ovulation. If you kind of insulin, resistance and difficulty losing weight is a problem, we can amuse the medication called Metformin, which is commonly used in diabetes, but it helps to reduce that incident. Resistance all we can kind of target the individual symptoms like like. Have removal and individuals skin treatment, so it's not something I would say that there is one food or something that will kill on those shoes and I. Think it's important to work. With your doctor and you can look at other other things that might, you might find, help you complementary. But yeah, I wouldn't say that something that can cure. All I'm so glad you said that because I'm often. Being asked about PECO's with sorry p.? C. O. S. often being all. Oh, you know so, and so said try low carb diet or this supplement. Nas is going to suddenly magically take everything away, and if only it was that easy, most people I find. Don't get enough fiber in that dies, and then they'll take out these food grapes and the left, actually in a worse place than they started out. Exactly see I think you need. Need to look at it as a whole and just talk it. All of the things that that are are at issue for you, and that might change throughout your lifetime. Because at one point, you're not trying to get pregnant. Dig Anything. You can't stop getting pregnant. And then it reached the point when you do want to get pregnant, so you can change which which things go using different time. Yeah, life. Completely and something I'd like to touch on. It is hormones because again this I mean this is your job is your area of what broke, but US women were affected by them heavily throughout our lives daily hourly. Let's face it. Is such a thing as hormonal imbalance. It's. It's again quiet like a trendy term that's thrown around a lot. If we think about Joe, hormone levels so many different types of that you in your body, I think most of the time people are referring to the homeless evolved in the menstrual cycle like issued and progesterone, and they vary completely throughout your cycle, and they should vary because what helps you to have the periods that you have for example you'll progesterone levels. Go up through your cycle to the point when you're about to have your period than they drop very low that the drop in progesterone is what gives you your period. Whereas your again. Your eastern is involved in violation. It goes up and then it drops down in the later part of the cycle as well so again you want the home in levels to be changing. They sh-. They there is a balance to them, but the balance is constantly shifting now I think people mainly concerned about kind of hormone imbalance when it comes to the PMS or Menopause? Those are the main times when you you know. The hormone levels basically aren't doing what they should do, and they come become excessively high, which actually inhibits the rest of the cycle. Well I would say to people is think more about the symptoms that you're experiencing rather than worrying about. Do I have a hormone imbalance? It's more. Are you experiencing MPM master? You have extremely regular irregular cycles. do you think you're approaching them and pause? Those might be times when your hormones are not doing what they should do. We wouldn't usually test hormone levels unless there is a strong indicator to do so because they constantly changed sides. To science out there on this subject. Yeah, exactly and so for example like one home and we do sometimes check is progesterone, and we can check your level progesterone at day twenty. One of your cycle two walkout ovulate that month because it should be a certain level at that point, however, testing pedestrian on day five with a very different result, so you don't want to be going around. Your home ends at different times of the month. Unnecessarily because that's that can be widely misinterpreted and doesn't really give any clear answers, so what you want to do is just looking at south. Think about what symptoms of my experiencing if any of. Of those are troubling. You see your doctor and they tried to help you to walk out. If if there is a hormonal problem hair, or if you know, it's all part of their normal cycle yet, definitely right down, you'll symptoms and again I see a lot of supplements marketed at home. Balancing food supplements, not I I see it all, and just listen to what Bro, fat and hopefully that will be helpful to I think another misconception. Brooke is contraception that can make hormones worse so surely there must be two sides to this as well. Yeah, again kind of we we. We label hormonal contraceptives as bad because they have hormones in. So the the hormones that are contained in in contraception and actually HR tears well, our East shouldn't progesterone, and they just different versions of. Different kinds of makeup of East Asia different of progesterone, and they're in different combinations, which gives you the different contraceptive pills. I think there are a lot of benefits to taking external hormones for certain conditions. For example you know if you if you have got P. C., O. S. than taking a regular combined contraceptive pill can regulate cycle and provide you with contraception excellent that that. Gives you some predictability to alive and also provides good contraception. You could have hormones in for example a Mirena coil, which the really fantastic form of contraception it's a coil that goes in contains a home in its released into your into a uterus, and it can take him for around three to five years depending on which ones use Camin. Women who have really heavy periods have very light periods or no periods at all again. That's a fantastic that can really change. Change Your Life if you're debilitated by having very heavy periods, and you struggle to leave the house and go to work, so I think it's not great to label hormones. It's like a negative thing. Of course they do have side effects. Even circulating Easterns capone health is exactly exactly, and you know if women that have been through the menopause for example that considering taking hr t them. There is benefits of taking each rt like it can reduce your risk of heart. Heart attacks strokes bone health as well, but of course there is risks involved. There's there's the risk of breast cancer with H. T., for example, which we think probably has been overstated in the past box. You know what what works for one person may not be right for somebody else, and we have to consider things on an individualized basis. Thinking again about what is your your troublesome symptom? What is the reason you've gone to see your doctor? What would you? You like out of your either contraception or hr it and rather than saying like all hormones bad think. Do I need at this time, and you might might not be right for you. Now might be right in the future, so if you're thinking about having a baby soon, trying to conceive, but right now you want some good contraception. For example you might not want to have a hormone which will mask your menstrual cycles because it's quite good in the run-up to? To trying to conceive to track your cycle work. How are you likely to be late? I've had friends that have got pregnant without having a period so hopefully, the soccer must've been coming back. They didn't that exactly. You have to come off the pill for example before trying to conceive, but some people would like to see what their periods of doing on a regular basis, so that's fine. That's when you might not want to be on hormones, but if you still. Still, need some contraception. Maybe a copper coil is good, because that doesn't have hormones in it, but you know at another point in your life, when maybe if you, a baby and your periods of much heavier, you're PMT as worse than a combined pill might be good for you, so it varies throughout your life, and there's different situations that you know. Homes can be good, but they aren't without risks, of course, so interchangeable I think bodies fascinates me about health in. In general the fact that we're never quite the same person every second every minute of the day different periods of our lives, it goes to show how individualized approach should be at different points in why we should be speaking to people that cannot feel because all too often on all there may be a cherry pick study that makes the headlines that does say will hate chart. He gives you breast cancer, and of course that is not a that's quite worrying the. The been so much scaremongering, and what what that left was women that were having debilitating symptoms, just having to put up with it and avoiding a treatment that may well have helped them, even if it's just a short period in their life, so yeah, we we. We have to make sure you know things that I talk about on here. I might not be talking about cutting edge treatments, and someone might listen and say oh, but she didn't mention this the. o S, but actually what we need to see. Lots of that are replicated showing good quality evidence, and then once it's incorporated in the guidelines that means office compactors and prescribe the same thing, and that means that's when we know it's. It's reliable, and it's safe, so yeah I'm not here to come and talk about cutting edge treatments I, think there is, there is a lot of good treatments that are available I'm yeah, we should all be working in a way I couldn't agree more with which is really good. That's who was what the podcast. Out Thought. Another areas if we move on from PCs hey chatty onto end dimitrios because I felt that it doesn't get as much time as pc as could we explain what that is flawlessness, and how it affects bodies. Definitely, it takes an average of seven years for women to be diagnose endometriosis when she first go to a doctor. Can you imagine in this day and age? So what limit chairs this is is it's a condition where you get tissue that normally lines the the womb. Meet your lining growing in places it shouldn't so it can grow kind of through the lining of the women. It can also grow on the. It can grow on your bowel. They can go and basically in different different parts of the abdomen. And when you get your. When you get your monthly cycle, you complete during your period from these places as well that can give a whole host of different symptoms. The main thing people experience is really painful periods that the main symptom they comes the doctor with. and pain can be on a particular part of the abdomen or can be all over. That may may also be because on the ovary where the endometrial tissue grows, even give you a certain type of cyst and again if you're bleeding into the system with your period, that makes that pain was. The other main thing that people experience is when they come to trying for a baby. They struggle to conceive because endometriosis is as part of the way that it gets deposited around, the abdomen ca make scar, tissue and things like the Philippian chips can stick together, and it can become difficult to conceive for in a number of different ways, and only becomes apparent. You may never know you. Dimitrios assist until it comes to trying to conceive, so you know if your again having either those symptoms doctors if you're having really painful periods where your normal painkillers like parasite tomorrow profile just aren't enough you. See your doctor. And the other thing is yeah. If you've been trying to conceive for a year or more don't wait any longer if your older we say. The age of thirty eight, you could see doctor after six months of trying to conceive because they may speed along the testing, so you don't have to wait too long. I mean what about pain during sex which something that I? Think is reacted sometimes. Yes, is definitely exactly and that's that's depending on whether deposits endometriosis are for example then, yes, because as well, you have adhesions within within the womb yep, slick payment diagnosis process. Then it's not as. As you'd like it to be trial and I. Think. That can often be a bit of women goes. The doctor may have painful periods. They kind of reassure them that it's normal or even an ultrasound scan doesn't wish show endometriosis. Way of seeing endometriosis is actually saying with our eyes and the way we do that is through laparoscopy. That's when we papa camera into the tummy done under general anaesthetic by gynecologist. Your GP camera question ultrasound for you, but ultrasounds don't show these adhesions. It can show if there's assistant at some time shows, some features may be in keeping with endometriosis, but it may show a completely normal scam, but I would I would encourage women as if you're still experiencing the pain you know despite having an almost gone just maybe maybe go back to Dr Again. Author any links I'm sure a lot of people think he will. Is there anything I can do to prevent this happening? If I don't know, it's happened now. Other links between stress lifestyle that could be mentioned. I think when it comes to our mental cycles having a regular cycle, an exercise having a healthy diet, all really really helpful they use. It also helps with things like PMT. And things like that when it comes to endometriosis, it's it's kind of a condition that you. You will have got for genetic reasons all your no fault of your own that the best thing that can help actually as being diagnosed months. You know that it's there and you can plan treatment at the right time in your life. That's the best way of helping it. I wouldn't want anyone to blame himself that it's because they let a certain lifestyle. That's that's resulted in that exactly because I think it's all too easy to have that. Little voice in your head just loves to pick on you every single day. It's like oh well. It must be my fault, but but equally it can go too far. I have stories of women, the over exercise which could not help the whom is e, Eva. Yeah, well, exactly because once you your over exercising that that increases your stress levels, and also will can lower your BMI. and they'll BMI as rubbish marker of Health. We know it's kind of is something that we use when it comes to undestanding cycles, fertility, treatment, and things like that because low BMI and very high BMI will make it more lightly. You weren't ovulate each month, so yeah, because it affects affects the the balance of your home to well, this is the thing that I find is is very tricky to talk about. UNDISCERNING listeners the next subject to bring up a little bit triggering. Just just to give you a little bit of a warning. To switch off if he don't want to continue the subject of fatality miscarriages IVF I feel that more and more couples now are struggling. We know to get pregnant and they more common miscarriages than you think they. These things do happen frequently absolutely when it comes to miscarriages, one in full pregnancies will end miscarriage, and if you know, many won't just have one child or one pregnancy, you might have three or four that the chances are that you know most women, or at least someone in your immediate family will have been through a miscarriage, so miscarriages is extremely common, and then when it comes to facilities problems of Talisic. TALISIC struggles, one in seven couples were conceived within the first year of trying to conceive so yes, they are very very common and again topics that are difficult to talk about for a number of reasons, but I wish we talked about more because what you often find anyone once you mention an if you. If you were to tell somebody. Yeah I was, I was struggling or am struggling to conceive. Often be like me to or I went through this that the other as we can really help to support each other, but unfortunately what happens is. For a number reasons I, think people don't talk about it I. Think partly that's Self protection because you don't want to admit the people you're trying for a baby or that. It's not hunting for you that it's always go financial implications. You want to protect yourself from your employer and people from from knowing that is happening, and the other thing is this kind of shame? I think as well as all emphasis is on the woman exactly and this. This feeling that like my body isn't doing what it's supposed to, and I am a woman and I'm supposed to be able to. Do my exams go to work. Be Really successful in my career that I'm GonNa just whenever I choose to just get pregnant immediately, and if if other things have gone very well, and then this part doesn't it can be really hard. HARD TO DEAL WITH And there is this kind of shame which absolutely shouldn't be there. Because it's not something that you can easily control or predict and like you say it's not just the woman as well. I think it's even harder sometimes for the men when it does end up being a male factor that leads to the facility. To. Encourage I think the conversation that we talk about this happening, making sure both partners you lead a healthy lifestyle. Take the right steps in the run-up to trying for a baby, and then you know being able to support each other whatever the reason might be, it's such a delicate topic and I think having a support network is obsolete crucial, and you mentioned the topic of BMI and weight before, but we do know factually that your way taxi does influence taunts facility, being too high or low of course, which would affect hormone function. And there's a lot of stigma out there at the moment anyway about. Discussing wait on a whole. It's a very tricky subject even for me right now to address. Because of see, we won't be encouraging. Lots of different body shapes and sizes, but you are an individual person. I think if you have a niggling feeling that you're not in the best position, you could be definitely seek how absolately help make a difference. Yes, it's a really difficult situation. Actually sometimes when struggle a couple maybe trying to conceive for a while they go to see the GP. The GP refers them to to us to the gynecologist, and if if the woman has a BMI above. Most of the time we con- with facility treatment, and it seems really harsh, and it's like what why wouldn't you offer me the same treatment that you're offering? You know other people just because of my. But that's because I'm having a high BMI does have significant impact on facility on the likelihood, the ovulating, and also if we do prescribe any treatments whether or not likely to work so bringing your weight down into within a healthy range through. A balanced and healthy diet, not kind of extreme measures. Extreme restriction is going to improve that I could the ill-conceived spontaneously, or if you do need treatment that that treatment is likely to work, so you actually don't want doing going into San Ivf cycle with Obama forty, because you're putting yourself at great risk and elected as if you spend a huge amounts of money, and it's not gonNa work so what you want to do. Do is give yourself the best chances. And ideally, if you made the changes before you come to the point of trying to conceive then again, that's going to put you in the best position to not need extra help, and Yeah Ivf is something I spoke about with Dot Zoe Williams she's. She's going on her own journey quite publicly, which quite refreshing to see different women speaking out that it perhaps using sperm Dinan now. The so many options out. There aren't there for anyone that's looking, but equally IVF is a postcode lottery. Yes, so the availability of IVF in the UK is really difficult, because there are some places now that have no, they will fund no cycles of IVF, and there are others that will fund three cycles, and it seems so unfair that people have to move to a certain area of if they think they're going to need this, it's. I really hope in the next few years. Something is going to be done to change. That unfortunate would've probably mean we'll have to balance. Things are a bit so. Let's say everyone's offered one cycle, which is not great because, but it's some the child says they quite that the Hfea I believe are working to try to improve that because it's just not fair that it's not balanced across the country, but funding is as we know a real issue at the moment in the NHL S and. Funding something like this walls I. believe every single person should be entitled to three cycles of IVF. It's a very difficult case to make. It's another ethical immoral which I find as a nutritionist hot enough. Let alone how you do this. Subject of bringing a life into the world because I'm often stating I'm a nutritious I. Say facts about nutrition. Yeah, I often have to remove. The subjects of Your ethical reasons sustainable reasons, but I think when it comes to bringing a life in people are faced with a well. Maybe if you can't not truly, that's a sign, and some people read it that way. Whereas for other people, they Washington will be like no, it means you just need of support. There are two big camps out there that a quite vocal absolutely, and it's such difficult conversations to have I think when we remove money from the equation than from you know for many people. Yes, we would keep going with Sutton options. ABC's sperm donors or egg donation. Fantastic things are out there now that give. Give people couples a real chance to bring home a baby, but there is that financial restriction on top and the question of whether you know we should all funded or whether you have to funding yourself, but in a way it's so unfair that one couple might might go through this for no fault of their own in another couple doesn't conceives really easily. It's yeah, it's it seems so unfair. Even the psychology of it so I would urge anybody body listening to seek out some sort psychological. If you need it because I can imagine, couples have had still buff or miscarriage ought trying IVF it's failing. Is that something that is available? Yes definitely and I think that is so important because we the these events that go on in your life I think it comes back to this Tabu like it can be a long time before someone even acknowledges that they went through a miscarriage or went through still both or the struggles Ivan see women who have struggled to conceive through facility problems then conceive, and then actually when you're faced with having A. A pregnancy after going through of everything you've gone through the pressure. That's on your pregnancy. It can be so difficult to cope, and that can exposure to the risk of things like post-natal depression and anxiety so absolutely please seek support loads of places you can turn to if you are pregnant than speech, make your doctor if you aren't pregnant. Then speaking to your GP, the Samaritans Line and if things. Things become really acute. Then there's there's lots of places that I. I would definitely edge people to get kind of support mental like with their mental health. Things like CPT can help because again anxiety around around going through treatment. How that feel monitoring the psycho mytek I mean for every single woman out there I think we need to us. How credible we are females the fact that we cope with many. Many different floods of emotions and life events that are thrown autists, but there's no shame in asking for help. Absolutely and I think that crosses the board for all aspects of Women's health, I think there should be no shame and that we would rather you know as doctors. Would rather you ten times in my consultation room? The Nazi you that one time that we miss something. That was important I think. The help. Maybe the first point of is just to ask the people around you. If you have a partner or if you have family, you can talk to just check in with them. Do you think this normal g? Think you know I'm feeling like this? Is This K., but don't don't wait. Don't sit on problems the too long here. Because another pressure and aesthetic pressure, I think that can come from from these changes in our bodies from pregnancies from miscarriages, all sorts of different things that happen to us and gone logistically. Quite a bit I mean some of it can lead to things like eating disorders if you don't get the help, the risks high absolutely. Yeah, we really need to try and kind of pick up on these things and there are. It doesn't mean if you go to see somebody that you're going to get sick psychiatrist. You'RE GONNA. Be On medication. There's so much that can be done it before that point. Things like CPT is fantastic. I'm treatment. That's cognitive. Behavioral therapy can be used in a wide range of issues and hopefully prevent things like you say S-, would you say it's a bit chicken and egg? Sometimes you must see clients that come in to see you. perhaps they have an eating disorder underlying and you haven't been given that information yet. That will have triggered their reproductive perhaps problems absolutely and is a question that people don't think to ask I think as doctors. We don't tend to Pat Diet. You know it's just. She's got to colleges and secondary care. By the time someone's come. Come to us while we would have assumed the all those dietary changes would work those kind of standard things and we're going to go straight in with medications scans treatments. But like you say that person sitting in front of you with a BMI, my normal, BMI or even a low low bear. or even hybrid minded. About. Yes, it's an eating patterns can as we said earlier affect the likelihood that your dating and have resulted in that, and maybe if we offer more questions about. How often do you today? What kind of foods do you and just to understand a little bit of that person's psychology and how they're thinking about food that could suddenly maybe reveal an relatively easy problem for us to fix opposite. It's not easy to change eating behaviors. Yeah might prevent them from needing to go down the line for for more intensive trees, having a healthy relationship with food. We Know Long Tom. If that's not long term, it can reduce their risk of getting pregnant or anything. They want to achieve rarely definitely and yet. It's not something that you could just eat normally for a week and suddenly old homes a fix. It needs to be something that is a over a period of time. Yeah, and so I think task I keep talking about these questions, breath and I could go even farther down, but I know we have a different episode for moisture disorder related questions, but let's move on to the. Physical Effects Stretch marks cellulite how your body changes. Why do some of us have so much shame around this area? How has this developed? I, think social, media, Taboo tabloid magazines they have so. They are so much to blame for this issue that we see women the images that were presented like look house. Oh, snuck back or look at the celebrity and one year later still the baby weight look at her in a bikini. This is the problem is coming from. We're being presented with the wrong type of images, a messaging for sure and I think you know certainly for myself. Since having a baby since having two babies my relationship, my body's completely changed. In a positive way, but not in the way that you would expect my relationship with food has changed as well I mean so many people that you find when you pregnant appetite often goes up and then especially. If you breastfeed Oh my goodness there, there is nothing like. Hung, I can't even put into what. You end up. Even if you are very controlled on certain food groups, before you end up having this insatiable appetite, and when your body has nourished your baby for this time growing your baby then continues to nourish your baby outside of your womb and son so much then you can feel so much more positive about things, and yes, your boobs may look like raisins at the end of breastfeeding, and that you have some stretch marks up, but you know we should be able to. To look at in a positive way and I get people saying to me, oh I had my baby, but I couldn't have been able to shift the body weight since and I'm breastfeeding. Why didn't this happen? There is a lot of women breastfeeding might help you drop weight really quickly for some women actually does the opposite. It just makes you kind of playing on behalf of. It's not just about shrinking the uterus. It's about feeding chat that exactly that and I think i. I get so annoyed that question even comes up. How do I get my body back? Where does your body go? You'll buddy didn't go anywhere I league. Jd, is generation thinks I already hair in different generation grapes. I don't think they mean any harm by it, but I'll go into a room like well of course when you breastfeed, you leave all of that. It's just this kind of social norm. We've developed and when I have my my first baby. I found that I I was one of those people that I kind of lost weight through breastfeeding quite quickly and people would say to me. Oh, you know. Oh, you look great. You're back in your jeans and I've had I almost wanted to say like. Why are you commenting on that? That isn't relevant. I've got a brand. New Baby who I'm really proud of that. My body shouldn't be kind of commenting on, but as soon as you get pregnant and you have a baby it's. It's like anyone can kind of pasta judgment on what you look like. It's a very interesting what I've never had so many comments about my personal license. Fooling Abba and we market, so many products broke all. Thank goodness I do any of these actually work the anti-satellite creams and the Scott stretch mark I think I don't I don't believe so because I. Think what what your doing in this time in your life is your. Your skin is being put under such intense. Intense pressure physical. It's not just the way that your skin naturally works. If you think about how is being physically stretched the rate of growth feeler. Yeah, and so a lot of women robbing you religiously Robin, those creams every day, and then the day off your babies born, the stretch marks appear because your skin than springs, and there's no way present preventing that from springing when suddenly all the water is released in your baby is no longer in your womb, which was holding. Holding it so big in tight so i. think that, yes, maybe to an extent, just keeping your skin moisturizer hydrated is a good thing your skin, but I wouldn't blame yourself. Use The wrong created. Some stretch marks a pair you know I used them I've got stretch marks whatever lay will fade over time to an extent and I think we just have to accept. That is just part of having the blessing in the fortune to be able to grow your child means you. You end up with some stretch marks completely because women women guy through so much. That I wasn't aware of the leading most buff the May, and even going to the toilet I'm the ability to walk perhaps much mobbing on as well. Yes, exactly so we don't talk about that early postnatal period enough and a lot of people are completely floored by the fact that why do I do so awful? Why do I feel like I've been through a car crash I think now. We? We need to know what to expect. Before the baby arrived that we can be prepared and have kind of stocked up on what what you're going to need. So I would say the things. When baby arrives that you can expect to experience. This bleeding is definitely one and I. Always say When you pack your bag, make sure you pack in maternity pads that bleeding, because you are gonNA benefit from both extra absorbency. absorbency of the thick pads and the cushion that you get to sit on, because you may have torn or been cut over ninety percent of first time. MOMS that have a vaginal birth. We'll have a tear or cut so pain as a feature. Definitely, you're going to have some pain whether you have a vaginal birth REC- sex. You'll have some pain. Take regular painkillers. Don't be scared of them. You have been through a massive. Change and maybe even an operation, so don't be scared to take painkillers. You would any other point in your life if you had any other procedure. If you had some dental work, he probably give you know. Take painkillers for a week, but people are almost like. I'll take it for a day and then I'll stop because it was just when I have my baby I. Think because every woman's done it in the world baffles somehow it makes it a painful traumatic experience giving birth exactly. Yeah, it is, it is pain, and you need to kind of stay on top of the pain. Allow you look after your baby, if you. Also. The pains that you get the after pains we don't talk about enough. You have all these contractions during Labor, and that's all to kind of push your baby down down down how they'd be descend, so that comes out through the vagina, and then off your babies born. Your uterus is still kind of large the size of your you know thirty nine forty week. Uterus needs to get back down to being the size of your fist and the thing that helps contract and to shrink, or we call it INVA- looting is continuing tough contractions. Contractions because those squeezing squeezes the blood out and stops any bleeding and also helped to get that uterus back down to the shape to the size and shape it should be, and you continue to have some contractions now. They are not likely contraction. They'll. They'll be milder, but they they are definitely there and often each. If you do breastfeed when you latch the baby on, women often find that accompanied by an increase in these contractions, and it'll lost usually like a day or two but yeah, we don't talk about it as women enough. This period off to give him buff that I think a lot of women are expected to just crack home with it in. Get up and go. It's a bizarre mindset. And I think mindset is something we should kind of finish up before I take questions from from our listeners. Because advertising brands pushing products like post birth. Waste trainers or Even miracles for things like breast cancer is now. I can't believe some of the things I'm seeing, Brooke. Do you think. Can you line of work? The confusion and the media helping you get a message out there balanced now between the good and the bad I think yes. You myself as a bunch of qualified healthcare professionals out there on social media, speaking in the media and I think that's great, because we do need to dilute of the rubbish messages out there, but it does sometimes feel like with fighting against this tidal wave, and trying to dispel myths, and I think for everybody that's listening. Just making sure you've posted about this before. The you are kind of checking the information that you receive is from a reliable source. There's so much out there that people people do want to help and they. It comes from a good place. Place but we do need to kind of fight fiction with these good facts that are backed up by evidence. Yeah, and it can be so hard sometimes. I know that people mean well, and that's when it's even more difficult to kind of sad. Appreciate your comment. Thank you so much. I think for anyone listening one of the best tips I've ever ever being given and has enabled me to continue just to say thank you feel important. Just kind of let it slide, and then try and focus into you so anyway. Questions from. We've got John First. John has said I'm in my late twenties and I have P.. C. O. S.. I'm wanting to get pregnant, but is it likely it'll take longer than normal? So we kind of discussed this little earlier I it's it's possible it will take longer with with everyone. The biggest impact on your fertility is not pitiless age age something. We needs to speak about this earlier. And if you're in your early twenties and you're thinking about facility, fantastic well, don cause for so many people. They don't consider it until later, and that's okay. If you have met your partner until late in your thirties. You know you're not in that right place. That's fine, but you do have to accept the fact that. the the number of of ex- We have in our lifetime is fixed. You're born with the total number of eggs. You will ever have a new lose many on a monthly basis. So that's why in your late thirties your the ex. You Hover of low equality, and it takes longer to conceive so if you're in your early twenties new, start trying to conceive then you still have good chances if you having irregular cycles than. If you're having widely irregular cycles and I would say GP after six months of trying to conceive because if you really, they're really irregular. The chance ovulating tool says no point in giving us off a full year, but if you having regular periods, even if you've been told, PCS? In the past, give yourself a year of trying to conceive because the chances are, you will conceive in that time, and after that point. If you don't there is, there is quite a lot that can be done to help to help. Stimulate ovulation, they go. John is Our Bala has said so. This is different breast. Cancer runs in my family. Are there any home test kits that I can use or is it just checking? My breasts regularly Yeah, what you what you want to do, the best way that we can pick up. Breast cancer is to just be really aware of breasts. Regularly examine yourself and kind of weld on the even thinking about it. Being a whether you've got a family. History means that you know you may be at higher risk in your lifetime. Having a distant relative may not increase at risk too much, but if it is a close relative like a mother sister, then, yes, you may be slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer, even more reason, but everyone everyone should. BE CHECKING THEIR BREASTS I. Felt doing exactly, and there's a company that feel on the first the first of every month. That's your reminder. have feel if you WANNA do it in the shower or when you're in bed, do in different positions because you're breast, tissue will fill different in different positions, says standing up and the gravity will. Affect the rest issue in that way then in different positions and anytime you noticed any changes, and that's not just lumps remember with breast. Cancer can be skin changes well like puckering or dimple pulling. You can see. That, the skin just looked thicker or that, you are lactating when you're not expecting to lactate, all those kind of things can be indicates that breast cancer as well as feeling for lumps now lumps can come and go especially if you're younger. Saddam panic felt a lump. There's there's a chance that could be assessed or bit of fibrous tissues. Don't worry. Just see somebody. Get checked. It's really easy for us to have a look with an ultrasound Maybe reassure you, but if not, we would way rather pick it up early. One hundred percent excellent advice, thank you. so Hazel has said it when it comes to contraception. What option has the least amount of hormones? Again something. We hopefully a little bit earlier, we we shouldn't be too scared of hormones, but I understand why some people may wish to avoid hormones entirely in which case that the main options you've got a rather condoms, am remember no other former contraception protect you against st is only condoms, and the benefit is yet. They don't have any any hormones, said but the other option you have is the copper coil mainly another thing he will mention more more is cycle trucking and yet the fertility awareness. Because I've Ari very yeah I've been asked about it and I've had very mixed reviews especially for the contraception side rather than the getting pregnant exactly so I am fully on board with anybody that wants to track their cycle I encourage you to especially if you're worried about any symptoms to do with your cycle, how regulate your periods are whether you're having pmt things like that track. You'll cycle put all the NAP on a regular basis. It's really good to be informed by your health when it comes to using that cycle trucking to predict when you're ovulating so that you can have sex and avoid ovulations the essentially you avoid getting pregnant just through the timing of when you have intercourse. I get a bit nervous about that method. Now the have been studies of certain APPS which come with thermometer. They tend to be quite costly. F, you know ninety pounds or something plus to get maybe a thermometer. It relies on you checking your temperature every single day at the same of day putting into an APP and it gives you a calculation, and says you know green or red, whether you can safely have sex on not. My worry is firstly we mostly don't lead predictable lives, so you know for example, someone shift work at off work. I'm asking times I'm working nights now. How coming ensure that seven am day I'm able to to take my temperature, and that also have been asleep or whatever it's been going on in. My Life is constant up. Until that time, it's impossible I just don't think it's realistic and so what? What ends up happening is people take the temperature slightly different times of day, or if you take temperature seven am, but you've been up all night on a night shift. That's going to give you a different reading than it would otherwise so with perfect use, they might say that it's ninety eight percent effective, but I would question if anyone can really use this over long time periods with perfect use and. If you, are, you don't know about boulevard. If you get pregnant, you know. Maybe you're thinking. We're probably going to try for baby in six months time. If it got pregnant now, not a big issue then fine. You know that might be a good method for you avoid. Contraception Info voice anything invasive. But if the pregnancy is something, you really strongly want to avoid that it be a really bad idea. You may consider abortion at this point in your life. Please avoid this type of contraception because I just think the failure rate is too high, and you just want something a little bit more reliable, and there's a lot of brands pumping money into. These products again is makes me really question. Yeah, some of the appetizing. That's out there on social media whether it's right to monitor appetizer contraceptive I'm I'm not so sure because I think we should be having these informed discussions with a doctor that can take into account your lifestyle and recommend certain things to you. Thank you excellently actually discussed that does move me on t the facto fiction round of the pocock. Ready I'm so ready. Hey We okay, the coil helps regulate your homemade's fiction. This two coils, marina and copper. There's actually more than two, but broadly there's a hormonal a non-hormonal coil. But even the one with hormones, it gives you an exogenous hormone gives you progesterone, but it doesn't regulate it into a regular cycle. That would be yeah, a completely confused and statement. Enemy traces is just a heavy period. Definitely fiction as anyone with endometriosis will tell you. It's painful periods as the main feature, you can have heavy periods. And also you know infertility as feature of that, but it's not just a heavy, awful sumptious. Yes, you can still lose your period if you're healthy weight. Fact Yeah, there's lots of different reasons you may not ovulate, or you may not have a period each month. Most health products feel vagina. Don't do anything. Probably fact. Products? There are now few and I'm maybe through GPS. Stuff is not yeah I mean I guess some of the dishes and things that yet sutton creams, so probably not necessary to put external creams washes on your vagina rate cervical smears a painful. Fiction. Although it can be fact for some women, I think they can certainly be uncomfortable as a word I would use mainly the speculation that the the you know the little devices inside that the president's doing it conceals cervix, but please don't need your Smith because you're worried about the pain. It's better to go and have the appointment even if you don't end up having the Smith at. At time, go and discuss your fears around it. There are people half vaginal for example if you're if you have painful sex, because you know the the muscles of your pelvic floor, tighten up that can make having Smith US really uncomfortable, so it's better to go along talk to the nurse or doctor about things that can be done to help that for example using the smallest size of specula-. Using vaginal dilated at home or allowing you to insert the spectrum yourself, there's loads of ways to improve it. Don't avoid it entirely good tonight. Eastern in progesterone are the two main hormones in women. Fiction the lows of hormones yet alleged episodes all the. Loads Luthuli by you only get stretch marks from pregnancy definitely fall fiction false. Whatever you WANNA call it. If you don't have a family history of breast cancer, you won't get it. False fiction I'm afraid yet. There is only a small proportion of breast cancer as Over ninety percent of women have satellite. Sounds fairly reasonable. I would say I. Don't know if I could call it a facts because I'm not about searching, but that sounds like a pretty true statement, really facto fiction and so informative break. Thank you so much. So, that does not wrap-up is upset I'm so sad. There's so much more I want to ask you, but we do need to finish off eve. Thoughts today so I. Think Mine which pretty much be the fact that we don't I. Pan Up enough as women talk about female health, it's a problem and one. The irony really became aware of falling pregnant to be honest more than ever before I think subliminally. It was always there at school. The messaging that we have to keep it hush hush, but if we did all speak more, we'd realize we're not line. and. I think FEMA health also has such a big impact on our mental health, how we feel our self esteem every single day, and as I discussed before bright with a chicken and egg situation. All you leading the lifestyle? That's going to be impacting your female for your FEMA. How that's impacting your lifestyle either way life can be addressed absolutely help, and if you could leave us Brooke with something that our listeners can take home with them. Yeah I guess just kind of build on what you say is. Don't just don't just pop with symptoms. Speak to somebody if you speak somebody around, you don't just laugh it off as normal either I think you know a puff. Example of that is leaking urine after having a baby, a lot of women. Kind of you know you'll joke with your friends about why you go for a run anymore. You can't get on the trampoline, but yes is good to talk, and yes, it's good to laugh and to use these things because you know if you if you're not laughing than you know. How can you enjoy life and everything like that? That but at the same time we shouldn't just laugh off problems. There's a lot that can be done to help you know taking incontinence as an example, physiotherapists women's health fitness fantastic. They can do so much, so he doesn't mean you need operations or complex procedures or medications. Just seeing somebody talking about what what's affecting. You can mean that we can make huge improvements in your life and then you can go and tell your friends you know. Yeah, we I was leaking now I'm not and you should go and see you to. Break I tell you even at how to thank you enough coming on today's episode. Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledgeable. Thank you so much for having me. If, you enjoyed this. 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Ready Your Wallet For Thanksgiving Dinner

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09:00 min | 1 year ago

Ready Your Wallet For Thanksgiving Dinner

"N. P. R. and John Newton. You are the chief economist of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me second year in a row. Yeah I yeah no and John First of all. What does the American Farm Bureau Federation do exactly? We're the largest general farm organization in the United States. We have six million members farmers armor you represent farmers we represent farmers every state in America and Puerto Rico. Farm Bureau members. Okay and you're here with us today to talk about the cost of changing in cost Thanksgiving dinner but first of all man. I got a bone to pick with you all right. We started getting into an argument last year that we kind of left hanging. I was saying the Pumpkin Pie. Is the best Thanksgiving dinner dessert. And you were starting to make an argument for pecan Pie so my question for you is how can you be so wrong. Whoa of changed my views really the best desserts now? Macaroni and cheese. Yeah that's dessert. That's sweet it puts me right to bed. Yeah Fair enough to each their own anyways so John The reason we've got you back on the show. Is that the American Farm Bureau Federation every year ear. Does this kind of informal survey of all the ingredients that go into a Thanksgiving dinner for ten. And you calculate the cost and you look at how the cost of Thanksgiving giving dinner has changed over time so after the break John. You're gonNA tell our listeners. Exactly what the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is and Dan how it's been evolving this message comes from. NPR sponsor sponsor state farm. Why do you need state farm renter's insurance because it helps protected this stuff? Landlords don't like your furniture that gets drenched by broken pipe state state farm renter's insurance find agents or get a quote at State Farm Dot Com John Newton. Let's talk about this survey that you and the American Farm Farm Bureau Federation do every year. Okay first of all. How's IT conducted? Well we have volunteer shoppers around the country that go there local grocery stores and survey and evaluate. I wish the price of all the ingredients that you need for that classic Thanksgiving meal so they're checking prices of Turkey pumpkin mix milk whipping cream etc.. And we've been doing this for thirty four years. Yeah and and you send like what two three hundred volunteers out into different stores. All throughout the country right. Yeah all throughout the country. Think this here we are thirty. Eight states represented we had over two hundred and fifty volunteer shoppers from around the country. Go their local grocery store. See how much Thanksgiving causes here. And they're looking. I'm for the biggest bargain like the cheapest ingredient they can find. We don't ask them to do that. We ask them to make sure that they're looking at the prices that are not on promotion not on sale because you know as we get closer to Thanksgiving a lot of these prices of these items do change and we're not trying to see what the promotional prices we're trying to evaluate. What the real cost of this dinner is going to okay so I take it that a big Turkey is one of the ingredients in the survey? What are some of the other ingredients will Turkey's about forty percent of the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner? Thank most folks realize that some of the other stuff obviously You know for a family like yours. That prefers Pumpkin Pie. We've got we've got that on the menu we've got sweet. Potatoes stuffing whipping cream. Zeke Pula whipped cream on your pumpkin pie. CRANBERRIES peas green beans. Dinner Rolls All the fixings that you need for that good. I'm salivating already like right. This second I can't wait one week away. Yeah Ah Okay so sum it all up so you do this survey everybody goes out to see what the cost of these items is. And you tally it all up so dinner for Thanksgiving for ten people. How how much does it cost? It came in this year at forty eight dollars and ninety one cents. I was up one penny from last year and the price of the Turkey came in a dollar thirty pounds down about four percent. So a sixteen birds GonNa cost you twenty dollars and eighty cents this year again. That's below what we saw last year. Okay and I should know now that I think a lot of people are going to be surprised is it. It's only forty eight dollars and ninety one cents for a dinner for ten but again we're talking about shopping and all the different states we're not talking about the whole foods in Manhattan where it would be a lot more expensive than that. That's exactly right. I believe the you know the Turkeys in Manhattan probably come with Valet parking fancy like that. This is a national the average and and we have again. Thirty eight states represented a volunteer shoppers around the country. So this is a pretty good representation of what this meal costs across country okay and so basically the cost of the meal did not change from last year. I mean one cent more expensive basically the same price and we've seen food price. Inflation has been relatively flat that for a number of years. You know farmers receive about eight cents dollar but foreign prices been low really since two thousand fourteen. That's led to some stability in this price of the Thanksgiving giving dinner. Yeah and I gotTa Tell You I was looking at past surveys. That you've done. It looks like the cost of Thanksgiving dinner when you adjust for inflation has been pretty much the same for about three decades it stayed within a range of roughly forty seven to fifty four dollars. There hasn't been a tremendous amount on of fluctuations but of course in that time the amount of money that households earn has gone up and so this share of overall family incomes. It's gone to Thanksgiving Wchs giving dinner. has been kinda falling gently over the last few decades. In fact Americans are the leader in the percentage of their budget that they spend on food they spend less than six percent percent of their disposable income on food. You compare that to Nigeria where they spent over fifty percent of their income on food. We're we're very lucky in the United States. Yeah Okay so let's talk about individual items from Thanksgiving Dinner Looks like the cost of stuffing Pumpkin Pie. Mix and Turkey. Key does all went down right and one of the things to know about the Turkey You know the wholesale price of Turkey's actually GONNA this year but but but many retailers are gonNA use the Turkey to try drive foot traffic in the store so I think that's probably why we saw it actually go down in our survey in Turkey. You pressure probably going to get cheaper. As we approach the holiday some of the other items the the stuffing the you know you. You see those prices fluctuate throughout the year. The big item you know we added Ham and fifty percent people. Ham on Thanksgiving and ham prices actually went up Sixty three cents for a four pound ham this year in terms of the Turkey. You mentioned that some retailers were keeping the cost low to drive foot traffic. I mean do you think that the reason Turkey prices haven't gone up more even though the wholesale price has has gone up is that there's more competition between grocery stores not in DC. It's still three dollars a pound for Turkey near near my house but yeah I think that's. That's the case. Swimming Competition To get consumers into your stores across the country is very real and I think you know during the holiday season. It's so important to get consumers in the store again. Some some items did have their prices increase. For example dinner rolls sweet potatoes and milk. What's going on? There will only on the milk side. You know we've seen gene milk. Prices paid to farmers have gone up this year and and whole milk prices have followed that. So they're up compared to last year by about eighteen cents a gallon for gallon of whole milk Sweet potatoes we've seen supplies sweet potatoes Titan across the country a little bit this year. So that's GONNA lead to a thirty six cent increase in the price of three pounds for for sweet potatoes and really. That's the supply and demand dynamics of these agricultural markets workum John Newton chief economist. The American Farm Bureau Federation. Thanks for being on the show. Thank you this. Episode indicator was produced by Lena Sons. Gary fact check by Nadia Lewis. Our Editors Paddy Hirsch an indicator is a production of NPR. I want to resolve this pumpkin. Pie versus pecan Pie. Yeah let's resolve it. All right squabble. I don't want this to be hanging again for next year. All right. There's some sympathisers for you all right. We we did an additional survey and in one of the items Car of that people do add to their cell to celebrate the Thanksgiving meal. That's not included pecan. Pie is on the list that comes in a number five Importantly that's behind macaroni and cheese. which is number one? So in addition to the menu items that we we asked them about What are some other items that you typically serve on Thanksgiving in so number? One was macaroni. Number five was the pecan Pie. Okay but that's still way behind Pumpkin pie right It no Pumpkin pies traditional. It's the king thank you. I just wanted to say that just once.

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Episode 53: The Purpose of Awakening

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44:30 min | 1 year ago

Episode 53: The Purpose of Awakening

"Some American awakening. This is signs of life. Hello Hello, hello, America, world! It is the American awakening squad so excited to be with you today. We've got an unbelievable show I'm going to tell you more about that. In a minute, an and Snyder Brooks good to have you here and seven friendship on screen. Thank awesome and is is the best on so many different levels and one of the things. The end was telling us before we came on. The air was that she woke up feeling hopeful today. And and hopefully we juiced up a little bit, because I was asking her borrow a little bit of hope before we got on the Air so I me. You asked her to wise hopefully earlier in Obviously going through a huge year as a society as a glow, but especially as the US, or we have our particularly distinctive distinctively us and. Different moments in a movement happening and I think shaking moments in their violent moments than I'm really I think I feel encouraged stands. Actually, there's like the artistic moment is starting to bloom. Soma and poets aren't putting. Some of the pain to speech the hope to speak so I just feeling that we legal a little bit and I. It's like a really great thing because it's uniting thing at the. The softening thing for all of us. Oh, I will say of the of the people out there in the world that get the spirit of this band This this group of folks that are doing the American Waking Project together I put an like in the top. You know three of anybody who gets us an an were grateful for you jeff. I'll let you do the official introduction of of an. If you will well I I might have to toss it back to you. For the official introduction I thought I was just introducing the the book club I, mean I could give the unofficial that and credible amazing, and I remember hanging out with her last November You know I don't even know if I could explain all her amazingness, because like I said I think it was on the last show I. Said you know I'm a public school drop-out, so she uses words. That I've never heard I've never seen I. Don't know what the I don't know what they mean I. Don't know what's going on, but it sounds very smart very incredible. You can't do talk so. Maybe actually at I like letting, people share a little bit about themselves just for a minute to, but yeah, I mean you do such incredible work across so many different kinds of platforms genres where you've been where you are now. Maybe if you wanted to share for a minute or two before we jump into the book, what what you would say to that? Share so! I, guess! At our like unnecessary status, but ever since I was nineteen years old I kind of had a moment and I. It was like an an me. I was a fairly new Christian like three years in, and I just somehow knew that I was called to build bridges, and so I think at heart like that's what I feel compelled by we're. GonNa talk about purpose, and I've wound up heading into sort of writing as the main way in which I try to do that. And I used feel like failure, frankly, and in that regard, rough waters out there but yeah, I ended. The magazine started a project called. Called breaking ground this year this trying to address sort of the twin Mexican twin crises of Volkova nineteen, and then all that happens in sort of this mass, awoken awakening since under Floyd was killed on May twenty fifth, so complex liners by you'll like really worthy to try to cohere a voice that is one of faith in realism and hope, round kind of different quarters quote Unquote Church. And I guess just broadly say he will go at an all of our own worth RS, and to try to do soul-searching ourselves that also maybe bring some grace into the moment So that's what I'm working on Spin Hopeful and Jerry! Let me, add one more note on that, which is just to echo what I said before which is that you know, and is one of the sisters and the movement that that understands exactly where we're coming from and her breaking ground is completely in line with what we do, just in a slightly different, nevertheless fully adjacent space so breaking ground work is exciting or pleased to be partners with you in that we hope to be encouraging in your in your future efforts in that in that area end. Let's bring it back to the book. For today anyway. we wrote it I starting eighteen months ago and it ended up at a much different place than we thought it would be. When we started and guess what where God brought the end of that book by the time we're done with it. was to be equipped to speak exactly into this moment that an was talking about The arc of it is from. Joel purpose and overcoming adversity and being in community, and then living fully into the American idea, which is exactly what we're all wrestling with right now and so I don't know how it happened. It's way way above my pay grade how this happened, but it's coming out in a few weeks and it's right on about all this stuff. We're all talking about and over to. To you, Jeff with that. Yes, so we had to chat about chapter. Two Is I. Think one of my favorite chapters from the book. John Pacific because I love how much you told your story and this? I think it was really captivating, really powerful, and I think the diagnosis is very very strong, and what the chapter two is on its purpose. You know that. That if we're going to actually have an awakening, if we're going to actually find a space of health and flourishing, we have to dig into this word purpose. Do we have it? What is it? What's the point have? We misplaced it so John First question for you. I just wanted to ask real quick simple basic wanted to get us started I. Mean You you shared? Shared a lot in the Chapter I. Mean I remember reading it again last night after I like I said I remember six months ago. Something whenever you sent me the PDF and remembering I go man. You really cover a lot of ground on your own story from I. Think like nine hundred ninety two last year. You know I mean in that in like five pages. With a lot of downs and stuff like that see what what what do you feel like? How did that story real quickly? Get you to this purpose question again. Why do you think so look? I struggle with knowing my purpose. I'll be blind about that and. You know I have some foundational struggles in in my spiritual life, one of the being knowing purpose and other one knowing that God loves me. I mean those are pretty pretty fundamental to the whole story line of who we are children of God, and if you don't get those tangibly and and and experience, then you're kind of missing a big part of the story. Story I understand them concept I have trouble experience them in reality I'm which you know, not. Everybody's like me, but probably a lot of people are sort of like me that way, and so I think that I think that a lot of times a person who struggles the most with a particular thing, maybe the best person to speak about it right because you're like. I'm thinking about it every single day for the last thirty five years of my life. Right I mean I I somehow winding way around this this subject line, and realizing that that you know when I go through difficult times you know which they don't go through difficult times more than the next person does but I. You know everybody goes the difficult times that when I do I say well. What's this about you know? What am I about? Who Are we? What is there anchoring and that that drives me back into this arc over and over again you know in I won't go into the details about the whole thing, but you know it it it kind of fastens attached to one one window of time, whereas where I you know, lose it an election in a in a huge fail. That's what felt like humiliation fail, and then I have a stroke and then we have. Have some family challenges, and it happens all in a very you know kind of tight, little window, and a in a sort of the story of like sort of kind of going back to the the anchoring bits about hey god. Put us on the planet for a purpose we are here for meaning and significance. Every single human life is an extraordinary narrative unpacking itself because the god of the universe poured his creative. Into, each one of us, and if any one of us is not showing up with our full selves, the rest of us are are suffering i. mean now the person suffers the most is the person who's experiencing that right Of course, the person himself that doesn't understand that purpose. It feels the most acutely, but but the next person. Your family feels that your friends feel it. It we all need each other to fully embody the creative essence that God is infused into every single one of us I love that I love, that's good. What about the part that relates to me and this is can be the discussion for everyone now is your distinction between happiness and purpose, and I think I felt like that diagnosis was very strong of this moment of is. Do we believe that outside or an undersized problem in the sense of you know you talk about you know when people focus on happy, the more people folks on happiness, they actually more lonely. They are the more depressed they are, the more. It's Kinda like chasing the carrot on the stick. Rather than chasing mission and vision and purpose and kind of like stuff that might be in the moment, not painful, but difficult work, but fulfilling those and sometimes those do go against each other, but we always choose the immediate satisfaction I almost think like the the Christian version of this, and I think has to do with language, so we've kind of flat in language. Happiness doesn't mean like you said what it used to mean. The Christian version of that I think we do a lot is love right with the way that sometimes you hear this Christian version of love. Expounded on his so Disney, not scripture dude, I mean when you know it's, it's not this actual sacrificial crucify form version of love. It's this personal fulfillment. Love so I think a lot of that. Language differences and stuff, but yeah love to chat about that. Do we think that that is this we've? We've kind of traded mission vision purpose for personal satisfaction and happiness. Do we think that is a big part of some of the problem? We're facing as a society and why? That is where that isn't what that is. Well I'll start off. I'll just say Yeah Ado, but I understand it because the truth is the chasing the mission and purpose and deeper things is way harder and it. JK can probably attest to this. A life lived in search of those means that you probably won't be comforted a lot more often because that's that's I mean to connect with the reason why you're on earth and to constantly sort of if you're feeling like you're struggling with that. That to to be able to find some solace because that's a that's a life God journey thing that's much deeper and bigger than all of us but what I will say to and I am not going to disrupt the conversation. I just want to say. I'M GONNA put a pin in this one of the most beautiful things I loved about this chapter. Was that even just as you wrote this? Jk laid all this stuff out. What you came back to at the very end in re regarding the family mission statement, and when you found again how it reminded you who you were one of the most beautiful things I thought about this. This was like you let a see in this chapter, the journey of a of a person who was searching for it, but it was there all along, and that like no matter how frustrated you feel, thank. Thank God for the moments where God reminds you of who you are in ways that are not far from you. I was really inspired by that I was touched by that because it really felt like. There's something in that for all of us like God. Loves US so much that even though we might go through a lifetime of questioning their times, he'll bring it back. It might might reminded anyone else also. Also reminded me of Lego I. Don't know if you guys are familiar with the story of Lego. But they had this mission statement, and then fifty years in the nineties, almost went bankrupt, because they lost the mission and vision by just creating things that are outside of their mission statement like biochemicals, and all these weird things that no one wanted, and that wasn't bankrupt, and then the CEO. We're not actually creating anymore. Anymore, why the things we are called to create. They changed back to the mission statement. Now they're just like huge multibillion dollar company again, but it's stuff like that that just like a rediscovering something. That's already there. Just kind of keeps you honed in. It's really powerful the the I I love the way Jeff Eski can run everything through the prism of Lego. God. Bless you jeff for bringing back. I was building yesterday. I love it. I love it. I love that about you. You know that, so that is a great reminder. Jeff Lego Story and on your point I I look back at. Picked up the mission. which which is there all the time you know? Just don't look at it every day you of. How anything that's is is part of your life and becomes part of the. The wallpaper like it's there the whole time, but you stop looking at it. You know it's there on the on the bulletin board in the kitchen, but you stop, look back and I'm like. Oh, yeah, so this is what I resolved to be true a long time ago about who I am about more importantly. How got who God is and what we're supposed to be doing? which is a poor ourselves into other? Children of God because that's the story line, right? We're all children of God and everyone needs to know his love. as Oh insect and I forgot that, but it's still true right, and so you're just right, Marissa. You're Kinda like Oh. Yeah I know that already, but I've forgotten it, but now I know it again. I hope a little a little better, but maybe not I duNno John in your book. Six of risks than Jeff said sort of delineation between happiness and Besson's. There's a lot of talk also like jets between happiness enjoy. But I did not know John You. In the second chapter you talk about that translation of the life liberty pursuit of happiness new I don't NASA, but he joined a Mia. Actually. The meant the root of that word in Latin, which means that flourishing and I sometimes wonder if you lose of this new chapter and but like. All of us who understand that lie in happiness is enshrined in the founding. Whatever all the ways. Rightfully under huge microscope these days. Did. That really messes up in some ways as sort of in terms of the country, these thoughts. Has Jeff brings up this term. Crucify Arms Exhibition, which is obviously like Christian thing. I wouldn't say necessarily of Western or like a beideal. Very sort of scandalously Christian idea like the sacrifices, actually heart of life, all I think the US historically has often money. I think back to reward published that crazy bestselling book. The purpose driven life, and very percents was life is not about you and that like gangbusters. Writer Lee rubber. All like. How do we write a I fix? Don't know, consult so well, but. There's like this almost more materialism in the US. It's like sort of a Combo of almost like consumerist happiness. Liz with with some compromise with sacrifice, and anyways. That's just like something I'm going to put out there. And when I did this work on years ago on trying to understand like I was talking to custodial staffers in presidents of universities in. Soccer players bombs like people all across different offs ablaze in society. I, just asking them. How is your character shaped? Because I was I understand character Bremerton today and Everyone usually toll, the narrative where a series of stories and they always wanted the three par pattern, which was one sort loving authority figure in their life. Second some experience struggle that like shapes them both in kind of this finding gave them in some of the scars left. but who they are, and then a third thing was always some awakenings context beyond yourself that you've set. Things felt very moved by that. You want to serve, and there's just something about that outside of self vision, whether it's narrative or alone or off or God, or whatever that I often think like somehow missing both in our education systems, and there's just something going on where. Like colleges, a lot of time train people to think in a very Chiba tron way like what's my career steps that I can take which acts, and then that's always you always quarterly crises of you've lateline seven year. Olds never actually considered the why questions, because somehow this notion of a broader context that might summon them to serve the needs of their generation. Just haven't hasn't been presented as part of their understanding of what. What it means to grow into adulthood and It mentioned twenty seven year olds and I think I'm the closest one at this stage I think as as I've thought about purpose in which has been an inevitable part of spending that much time with you guys is. Is this idea that purpose is also this this interesting bridge right between the individual and the collective 'cause like there. There's something about John You mentioned this earlier. Earlier that purpose it is something about discovering your purpose. You know you're you're made with a certain set of experiences with positive negative. You have certain gifts, talents that only you possess like there is only you here, and so that that is very much in the individual, but there's something about that the fullness of you and what it offers, and it's actually critical to the whole the flourishing of the whole, and so so there's. There's something beautiful. The like I wonder if it's like a both and right, and also in the in the near Book John In that chapter you talk about how often we shoot for something. And when our eyes are fixed on something, we end up missing it I mean like usually if we shoot for purpose. Maybe we'll find this happiness this joy that that we're talking about right and that we seem to pursue I Dunno sometimes almost so blindly, so yeah I wonder if there's something one really beautiful about how actually the individual purpose are searched for purpose actually connects us to the whole and us, finding our purposes necessary, but also yeah like. Maybe we stop chasing after happiness so much in going for the purpose, which is about everyone. Maybe maybe we'll find a thing. We're actually looking for while feel like. That's a CS Lewis quote. Right? I was Gonna I was going to go there on. You got what is that? We are put first things first. Things thrown input second things I, and you lose both or something like that. That's right well. I think one thing. I think an you completely brought it down to the actual central point that I've noticed we do a lot of work similar to purpose and mission and vision with families in our in our work. You know it's like my fulltime job. In one of the things that we find that families tend to get some level of breakthrough is win. They establish a mission vision. Exactly like you talked about John Now. There's a couple of things that I. do feel like there's a lot of mission and vision paralysis meaning I think. A lot of people get very overwhelmed by that. That they like. What does that mean so the first thing I would say to people there is we kind I think it's easier than people think just like think about yourself. What do you like to do? What's natural? What what what stirs your heart? What are you engaged with what you know especially? If you're a family, we say like what if you five elements of a team? How do you five work together? What does this person have this person and this person have the when you put it together powerful in the just kind of jot stuff down. You know to have like a Northstar, but what I what I have noticed that it does truly at its heart is. The happiness thing tends to be based in consumption of almost always noticed that the personal preference personal happiness is how can I consume things right so it's very inward when mission and vision purpose is very opposite. It's very outward. How can I contribute? We always talk about consumption verse contribution, and I think that just turns everything on its head, and it's not a coincidence that the rise of a consumer nation early nineteen hundreds of Revolution Henry Ford the assembly line. ETC is the beginning of when everyone start getting depressed because like. That classic line of having a bunch of stuff you don't need to do something you don't want with people you don't like. That would ever forget that quote, but. That's kind of what we've created, and so we've created this monster beast of of that, so I just tell people man. What would it look if you say? What can I contribute to look? What how can I contribute? Gifts my resources whatever I'm stewarding and I think that really quickly in versus this flips it, and you start to feel that dense amount of purpose that kind of your created for wow, that's a lot, there boy. The. It is and I feel like one of my one of my prayers in this cultural moment. Is that We would all get really honest about the fact that quite honestly we just don't value other people as much as maybe a God would ask us to or want us to because I feel like sometimes if we miss that step just being really honest, because like like we all know kids good to care about other people, but the truth is. We're all going for self. Unless something has disrupted that way of being you and has inspired you to look upwards and yeah. I, think I. Think Yeah, you. You will find your life when you lose it right like when you're giving it away when it's sewed on behalf of you know flourishing of other people I think like you know just being honest that in and of ourselves we don't really care about the flourishing of other people care about our own flourishing. But that honestly what we're really looking for? That like piece that connection that like walking with people that come Rodri- that not feeling like you're alone. You have to step out of your natural me and me alone. And you've got to connect with. Lay Down Your own thing to pick up this larger thing. The all of us together because like yeah like you're saying Jeff. That's where we're gonNA find the fulfillment, but to get that fulfillment. We're GONNA. Have to die to some things self. I know that's not popular. You're going to bring up dying self again, right? It's this common. Always end every episode that. You know I mean wisdom. Everyone needs. We know right like when you're thinking about yourself. It's a lot easier to get depressed when you're only about like what you want. It's a lot easier to focus on what you don't have. As soon as you widen this thing up. And you can maybe start to other people and what they need, and how you can meet their needs, and how they can meet yours and how we could do something larger together. That's when life seems like it gets interesting. Is Much easier to stay to live, but sometimes you can't control when we're brought to the end of ourselves than to the honest when the pandemic or started. So mid March I was like everyone. I think feeling like caught up in the pace of a total change of reality. Was this music for x Y, Z and. I was. Just like deeply transfer repair flea reflecting. Its toll notion of like actually seeing a flourishing pain are weirdly paradoxically in Nashville. Each other at least of all worlds, and there's something about it. Crystal logical are of death and resurrection that even uses literary device. You react delay believe in Rabat me. Jesus. And today was overly wishful, but I was like. Maybe this pandemic in a funky way is taking over. The whole earth is in. divinely caused, but is like a moment of allowing in all the message. A lot of us is give up our conceived in control things, and there's something in the suffering going on, and frankly a lot of the dying. The flying on there is a Motif in scripture that over and over again this kind of arithmetic pain and disruption often precede like deliverance at Nah I. Don't I still haven't quite seen that? We're in the middle of a huge earthquake. Earthquake on multiple levels, so and it's up to a lot of us to shape what comes out in the delivering sense, but again like the character were when studying organizations that helps people both feel cast comments collective, but also need us ever their own agency, the musk to me, the most instructive and compelling communities that really just luminous, almost like it uses face I like little. Else just as minimal minorities, they were almost always filled with people who Krizan or like longtime addicts or people who experienced ordinary loss, or an like, were suffering or to Romanticize. It but I just struck by house over the point, horrible wisdom and sort of humility in the spirit, actually that I was seeing encouraged. You know context within the individuals in those communities. Those people have like been humbled to their deaths than almost hit bottom, and I just often one game. We don't all have to like. She'll someone else delay? Revelation by like! How do we get to the end of ourselves? and. There's something in this moment. Some dimension of a collective being brought to the end of ourselves bed going. Eighty percent of Americans right now think the country is spiraling out of control a percent. You can't get eighty percent of Americans agree on anything and eighty percent of Americans think that the whole darn the whole darn things out of control. What does that mean? We don't know but I. do think we talk a lot about on the show, is it maybe there's a moment for a collective purpose to be refined individual purpose to? Then collective purpose to be refined and then new life to be brought out of the pain of these moments. I hope I, Q, y feel like i. just had this little epiphany. We were talking again of the same thing like Khan. The consumption contribution thing of consumption actually creates individual isolation, because everyone is a competition right? Everyone is a competitor taking away your resources I. If you think about it, but contribution creates teams like you, you can, if you know that it's outward. Outward focused using your resources to do something than actually a a grouping of resources will allow you to do more, and that's why you see business, and it's not a coincidence that families have been based on consumption the last one hundred years and you ask any family. Their mission isn't the I, don't know you know you go to a business who they're literally their. Their entire premises to create things and put it out into the world. Almost every single one has a mission statement. You know you can just say and they can answer it in two seconds. You know same with a sports team out of the League. Championship you know Patagonia do no unnecessary harm and push back the environmental crisis I got so easy for businesses to. To Flip, put that out. You can't get one family to have that answer. You know unless you're John, Kingston and your book about but but I think that's what it is is I'm realizing that it's like contribution creates teams and consumption, actually kind of keeps fracturing you outward question that an older mentor of Mine Season Seventies Matt, mccarter Johnny or member. says. Try to find your plumb line and stick to that, so ask you. What is your online and that's I. Love that I'm still articulating mine I think. You know what their national lines. I guess that's the last word. That's a good word. That's a good word. And Snyder Brooks so great to have you with us, and let's bring in Dan. His Dad Cockrel from national. Come on, guys. Hey, you know. How has her list of favorite things? I have a list as well and. I would just say that. I was going through this list and I realized that that are musical guests is on this list multiple times one of my favorite records of all time and I, and I have a lot of records I listened to a lot of music. It's been probably the thing that's defined my life more than anything else has been the music that. That I've been part of one of that's records to be. Loved is definitely one of my favorite albums of all time so Wow, I'll say that, and then that's voice. There are few artists that I think that can be as versatile as status been over the years I've listened to both his works as a solo artist in his works in a collective ban setting. With his friends and leagues and and there's something about a guy who can, you can sing all of these various settings and still be believable in still be authentic and every time you listen to this of year. Yeah, yeah I can feel that resonate with that and statutorily done that well, so it's a great day to be able to introduce that cockerel to the show. That's good to see you. That was really beautiful. Thank you. It's really going to see down. That means so much well. It's good to see you a lot of times I've been asking artists first off to just you know. We've been in kind of an odd season a lot of our conversation today being about this season of. A pause. How do we reflect on a season? Where where life is usual sort of stops, and then we have to kind of figure out. What's the best way what's the best purpose? How do we have meaning in the context of all this but I was wondering for you as an artist paused and not be touring to be doing more writing and things like that has been a good creative season for you. It's been a a boom. I've I've had so many things that I'm creating. I started I started doing something in the last year that I've never done before. I started painting in that. He's like strangely taken off for me, but I've also been writing a lot of. I went through three years of two thousand, sixteen. I will I would say two thousand fifteen through two, thousand eighteen. I wrote so much I written probably three albums worth of stuff for the League's out on the last leagues album alone together a route as much if not a little bit more for my solo record that's coming out next week. And then I wrote a good bit with with joy Williams a my friend Jesse Belan, and then some in the new respects in some one offs right, but I was tacked and I. Don't know if I picked up the guitar for. The better part of six months on am. I didn't miss. It started picking up again, but I would see it on the wall. It'd be wild like. Hangs there like something I do and I don't do that anymore. Is so you know I I know that a lot of people. We all do it different ways. There's no wrong way, but you know you hear a lot of people like you show up every day and you sit down. No matter what you write and I would say that that's great. But I also believe in seasons and I think that whenever you're farming land, you don't. You don't. In Farm, the same land without giving a break in and I think you have to replenish all the nutrients in the land in order for to give back on something that special, so I spent probably I? DuNno, the better part of the year and a half. Just listening I would go for these really long walks I moved out to la when I was making this album. My hope was to make an album of people that didn't look. Think believe like me and That's not always easy to do a natural. I moved out to L.. A., and I made an album with people that truly didn't look think bleed like me, and my thought was I think a lot of times. Um, we surround ourselves with the sameness right, and but unity doesn't come from Sameness. It comes from diversity, and so my thought was if we could all pitching to make something beautiful together may be on the back side of that when we go played shows, which were not playing right now, but we will soon. Hopefully you have when we played shows. Those rooms are full of people that don't look at them. Think and And believe the same, because that's what grade does right and and so while I was making the album I would go for these long walks five miles in one direction. I would start Koreatown which is like la La a and I would walk for five miles one direction back in the next day. I find a different direction five miles back. No music on, not-, nothing I would just listen, and what's going on is so not surprising. I came back from one of the walks I called my brother. WHO's a pastor and It is predominantly of a church of people of color. In it started off a ninety percent white in now it probably be. The opposite and I told Brag as Brag I. Know this sounds hyperbole, which I am prone to, but I think there's going to be a civil war in this country sooner than people think and I said that to two thousand eighteen may, because I just remembered a song that I wrote on the next day and I hadn't thought about it. I was just in the Chaz section. Is Seattle this past weekend? Went there and visited some friends of mark and Brian. Campbell who have a restaurant called catalysts. Is I was like while we're here? I gotta go see Chas, and I was expecting it to be here I didn't know. I wear like bulletproof vests for like. Dog Goals, but we will with the whole family. They have three kids analog in around at one point I'm on like asking Anne Marie Mark's wife. I'm like. Are you having a hard time wrapping your at mind around? Like what you thought was going to be what you're saying. She's like. Yes, it was actually. Beautiful, peaceful and I. Listen To a lot of the speakers. There was nothing inflammatory. It was truthful. It was really it was really beautiful by But that's a long answer to a short question I apologize. I love this. I'm just now starting to really write a lot during this season good. I'm glad you are because I. I know that what will come out of it will be some just real. Incredible expressions about the experiences of going into these places, and that's a really great thing to do the best I do feel like I've said this multiple times, but the best songwriters are the ones that have taken that disciplined to look at the world listened to the world, and then describe it back to us and feel when you take that seriously. The art that comes out of that the expression is always worth everybody else's ears to hear so that you got Would you mind playing song today? Yeah I wrote this About Me Realizing the complexity of Mike Humanity and an end, the evangelical world that I grew up in the false idea that we are to be We don't need people right in that. You're supposed to be self sufficient in everything, and I was privately having this conversation. I'm like. But like I'm really needy. Like if I was GonNa tell anybody what I'm really needy person in so this is this is a confessional as much as it is anything else. I need to rule truck. A needle home that's. A shelter from the. A needle mountain to climb. Nurse things. But I need Steve. Is Out to. To whole. I needed human. A needle laugh in the SAR. Wish I didn't need so. A need the sunshine of firm. Need the. Story. Gala this. This. Sudden Free God allowed. In this law. All. Is You. You. Need the smell of the Pie. Through whom? Feels like a letter. Sent. A Long. I needed. CARE allowed more. A needed care about moon. We. Anita five hours. Anita posted. A needle. Go. A needed. Anita. Story! Of Meeting. A need to see you. Gal, HAW! Tickets. Data! Lavigne lists are. A? Oh! She. Know. She Yeah. You've got a new record coming out in like a few days six this this month twenty six this scientist day next week. Yeah, yeah, so which is pretty amazing. If in case, you feel the same is the name of it. I've got to hear some of it and scrape scrape. I love you, so thank you know I'm a fan so I'm going to say that, but but a truly is again stuff that the way that you can put stuff together and string the ideas out. The way you do is is worth it is worth listening will thank you damn. Without I. Don't WanNa put you on the spot to have to play another one with that guitar unless you feel like you could, but what he how you feeling. Can I can. I can try out I mean. We just It's interesting when when I'm writing. It's like this album. It's a real album in so I. Think what I've tried to do in. My career is to be brave enough to walk into rose that people are walking out of because honestly room for me. But. You know the common. Logic values these as in the music industry is, don't make out. Nobody's listening to albums. You WanNa like you WANNA sings in, so my thought was like within. It sounds time to make an album, and because I think there is cross cross section between what people want. An what people need and and if you can find that? That Bullseye I think it might be my personal bullseye whether I note or not. then maybe there's a conversation to be had in disturbed, but the outcome is if in case you feel the same, it starts with the first person chorus of. If in case you feel the thing you hear the whole album, the new the last thing you hear on the album is the last course, if in case, Sanchez a real album how when I made when I wrote this song it was. It was a the beginning of something. I don't think I when I wrote the Song I. Don't think I think it changed my mind songwriting from from there on I realize it was something that only I would say I think. I found my voice ended so some part of To. Its will keep son. Mall, son. Bradley. Tripled, runes will. You lose your office. Canoes eyes. To See just when? You Go. Oh proud moral. It's made standing in. This world has breath no. Oh it is. Not. True will keep our son. Lives the sprouting. Trouble wounds will flow. Cute show opens. News. Sieges. Need. But. Mad. LA This firm has no. We go. Know. Legras. We. We. Know. We know. We. saw. We become. It's made laugh. Is What. You. No. Proud? because. Yeah Man. It's good to have you on the show for being with us and I. Really do get to hear all all talk and share your heart. Thank you absolutely well. We'll see around Nashville. At some point, I'm sure John will kick it back to you from Nashville all the way back up North thank you dad. Dan So grateful for you to and Snyder Brooks. Thank you again. Thank you all again as always so good to be with you, God bless you be with you, and until we're connecting next fight the good fight. Signs of life is produced by American awakening. A campaign for the soul of America committed to slaying the giant of death and despair in this American moment. Signs of life is made up of Jefferson Ski. Dan, Hazeltine, Josh Jacob John Kingston. Joel Sergi Calvin Lee. Christian plazas. MARINA PUFUS Andy. 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Is Eternal Life Eternal?

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Is Eternal Life Eternal?

"And to the good Fight Radio. Show a program dedicated to bringing you vital and uncompromised trues that you won't hear in the mainstream media discussing contemporary issues in light of the Bible and how these issues relate to family culture and the church the heart of this show is to glorify Jesus Christ and expose the works of darkness is commanded in a Fiji's five eleven. Now here's your host good fight ministries own Chad Davidson. Welcome back to the good fight radio. Show I'm your host Chad Davidson of good fight ministries and we always the president and founder of good fight ministries in Passer Blessed Hope Chaplains Seamy Valley California package. Tim How're you doing today? Bless brother blessed praise the Lord places also with us as always is shows. Producer Twenty Placebo. How're you doing today? Bro? I'm awesome and the Lord. God we are so excited. This is a this is something. We're obviously really excited to talk about before it gets you. Actually this is regarding a topic. You're going to be discussing when we get out to Texas Just in a couple of weeks here and I consider that's concerning the doctrine of once. They've always save so. I wanted to remind you guys. We will be out there in Texas for March. Twenty fifth through the twenty seventh okay. We'll be in Belvedere which is right next to San Antonio on the twenty fifth and the twenty seventh and on the twenty six. We'll be in Corpus Christi so please for times in for everything about the event go to good fight dot org guys. We are excited to announce as well March twentieth. We are putting out yes. It's actually happening. We are having our launch party for the good fight radio network where you're going to hear twenty four hours a day seven days a week sound doctrine and biblical teaching on our Radio Network and we are having on that day a launch party at blessed hope Chapel and seemed like California at six PM. We're really excited about it. But you're thinking hey I'm too far away. I'm I'm in Timbuktu. There's no way I can be there guys. You can still be a part of it because we're GonNa be live streaming the event and doing to live shows at the event to live shows including five eleven news. We're going to do an episode of that and an episode of the Good Fight Radio. Show for you guys so you guys can see it. Hopefully not only on blessed chapel facebook page our youtube channel but also on instagram live. We're going to try that out that night as well too. So we're really really excited but we have a topic to discuss a very important topic and guys. This is one. That does bring a little controversy so we decided to answer some of the critiques. Or the critics. Okay we We had some people write into us. We had some good discussion from some people I'd say Simone Biblical discussion from others when it comes to this topic but one thing that we always ask especially when you're coming onto a page like youtube and you're coming to a channel to discuss a that somebody has posted that typically. You WanNA listen to that video before you make your assessments or make your argumentation because that is much better for discourse but if you're unwilling to do that at least read the person who is writing what they're debating back and forth and there was one guy on there who went by infinite rapture and he obviously didn't read the or listen to the shows or read anything I had posted back and forth with him on the page and he got so upset that he posted a video online which was a silent video of the picture of our youtube channel and the video description was anti one. Save always say Pharisees and it and you can barely read what it says on there but it says this video is preaching lies if you feel so inclined have listen and share your views and I praise God that he was able to do that because one guy did come on and share his views he said infinite rapture. Thanks for the connection to the good fight. Radio Show I've been off the grid away from Godly Walk for a while. The Holy Spirit is used their podcast on this video to help strengthen my resolve to faithfully remain courageous in the midst of attacks from the enemy. No matter what trials they must endure while God's US blessed are those that endure till the end. God bless and protect us all true truth and grace abound in Jesus name a man so thank you infinite rapture for your video and sending him over to our sites so that he could be edified and blessed and so that with that Joe he was the one infinite rapture specifically who continued to harp the same message in fact it came to the point where he said. I won't even read anything you write. I don't care what scripts you say unless you answer me this question. And this is how he put it dude. What part of eternal do not understand? Why don't you explain how something that you have? The you have which eternal can become. Not Eternal so joe. I don't know how on earth you can answer that. Eternal life is eternal life. How can you get away from that? Yes so obviously? He's positive the viewpoint that hey if you have eternal life and then you loss. Eternal Life Well guess what was the every turtle in the first place meaning if you had eternal life and it was really eternal life and you stop having how could have been eternal life and if you don't understand Eternal life and what it is in the Scripture and how you related to eternal life and how it's eternal life before you ever experience it and it's eternal life whether you experience or not it doesn't cease to be life whether you participate in it or stop participated. It's always eternal life if you don't understand who is the term life you're gonNA miss the whole thing. And so they look at at eternal life has just merely an adjective describing the you know the extension or the you know the longevity of life itself as though that's pretty much all this really cracked up to be but as we look at this really need to check this out because I often ask the question in my pastoral ministry I say Hey. Is there anything more important? Then when then where you'll spend eternity asset question quite often? Is there anything anything more important than where you'll spend eternity and that's oftentimes what? I'll use that line to open up dialogue with unbelievers at times. When I'm witnessing I'll just share with people have just say hey and you know what I've never had one person say Yeah here's two or three things every person I've ever asked that question has said No. There really isn't or something to that of that nature. Well Eternal Life brothers and sisters is the most important topic The Lord Jesus Christ who is eternal life because he is eternal life. He's most important topic we talked about as Lord Jesus and our relationship to him and eternal life and this This man that you know Chad was quoting Was basically period into argument. Used by a lot of once saved always saved teachers. In fact I'm be quoting at times and actually using some extensive notes from a chapter I wrote and one of my many books. I have never haven't finished yet. I'm sure many of them that my kids will be able to rummage through and be blessed by and Some you know the the great notes though Some of them. Hopefully by the grace of God I mean if I published every thing I've ever written. We'd probably have a thousand bucks by now because of my messages as being a small book but I was actually working this morning on this question a little bit and then I checked my files I thought man I I know I've written on this a bit but maybe have a file on it and boom after had already written on somewhat extensively. This morning I ran into whole documented written. I'm like man but thankfully what I wrote in the morning. Segue well with what he had already written before. And I'm saying that to you guys to say That this is something I've thought about this question for some time. And when I found the document that I had quoted before it was started with a quotation from John MacArthur who use the same argument. Another way he says to saint as this is eternal life really eternal even though you have been saved can you be lost. Little further down is eternal life really turtle and that's a stupid question he says of course it's eternal it's what it's eternal but that's the question he goes on to say and there's no fine print in the contract called the new covenant there's no escape clause for God. There's no clause forty to be if you do this. This contract will be null and void and quote really. There's no place in the scripture that states that if we abandoned the faith You know we're no longer. We no longer have life up. Let's see what the Scripture on that and let's specifically deal with the question as how can one have eternal life and ceased to have it and that life still be eternal truth matter. Is that every one of us. Lost IN SAVED ALIKE. Have Eternal existence whether you live separate from God in the lake of fire fraternity or you live in the Lord. God's Kingdom Fraternity. Well Have Eternal Existence. It's a different thing though to have eternal life. And that is the quality of your existence and the type of life that you have which is found in Christ. Now he's interesting that you must understand that nobody has eternal life as a quality of life apart from his or her union with the Lord. Jesus Christ himself okay. And that's what you really need to understand and try to understand this. Let's say you had for instance. Somebody had an eternal diamond k. There's really no such thing as eternal diamond because we know of the second laughter Amex and entropy and so forth matters when he down everything will be burned up and so forth but for the sake of argument. Let's say somebody had a eternal diamond. You know Let's just call it a a ten thousand a diamond that would exist for ten thousand years and also that you possess that. You're giving your told that if you act faith and come to the person they'll give you this so-called let's call it again eternal diamond and they give it to you. You have this eternal diamond and you could tell somebody. Hey I haven't eternal diamond you know and then guess what you can forfeit that eternal diamond you can say you know what. I don't want it anymore and you can throw it away and reject it and guess what somebody come to you. Say you still have any trouble diamond? And you'd say no. I rejected it. Then somebody else could say. His Frank is say what must not have ever been any general diamond. Because if you don't have it anymore it's obvious attornal so ridiculous arguments because and that's the same argument that the scriptures would use. I'm I'm saying implies who the fact that our eternal life is found in. Christ he is the way the truth and the life he is as he said the resurrection and the life. Jesus said I come to give you a couple killed in story but I've come to give you life and to give to you more abundantly. Our life is found in him. Right now I'm participating in electricity. My voice is being recorded. I have electricity. And guess what because let's say I disconnect myself and walk away from this microphone that I'm speaking to does that mean that electricity doesn't continue to exist. Does that mean no? It's because I'm no longer participating in being connected to electricity and power and hopefully this. These simple are helpful because it really illustrate a biblical point that really clears his whole issue up in fact guess what. None of us have immortality. None of us have eternal life outside of our union with Jesus. Okay in fact the Scriptures. Tell us and first timothy one seventeen and verse Chapter Six. Verse Sixteen now to the King Eternal Immortal invisible and only God be honor and glory forever and ever Amen. Who ALONE IS IMMORTAL? Who ALONE IS IMMORTAL? And who lives in unapproachable light? Who No one has seen or can't see timmy. Honored might forever Amen Now. It's interesting because Jesus is a resurrection life because he's the way the truth life because he says if you've seen we've seen the father because he's given revelation of the invisible God the father as a manifestation as the God man the second person that trying God head and becoming manny reveals father to us at his one with the father we come to faith in Christ and become one in him We share in his life. I think the preposition in to be in Christ to be in union with Christ is used about sixty to sixty four time thinking back many probably couple decades. Now when I studied the in Christ passages there's over sixty of them though were were that the preposition in describes us as being in Christ and it's beautiful but understand when you are in Christ you share his life because he is the life in fact he is not just life he is eternal life. Listen I John Chapter One verses one through three that which was from the beginning which we have looked at and our eyes have in. Our hands have touched This we proclaim concerned the word of life the life appeared we have seen it and testified to it and we proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the father and has appeared to us brothers and sisters when you read about. Jesus you re about him who is eternal life. I John Chapter One verses one through three the word became flesh when you come into union with Christ you share his life and because he is eternal life when you are in union with him through faith when you are in Christ you have eternal life. Listen to I John Chapter Five Twenty. And isn't it interesting? This is these are the passages that deal with Having life in Christ and many of them are the Gospel John and I John First John Five twenty and we know that the son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know who is true him who was true and we are any M. we are catching end. Who is true and his son. Jesus Christ this is the true God and eternal life so brothers and sisters. The emphasis of scripture over and over again is that we have eternal life by virtue of his life be manifested us by His grace. And that's how we participate in it. The life is in the sun. Listen to me. The life is in the sun the life in Christ before you had a relationship with Jesus Christ really think about this now. Really listen before you had a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ he was was your eternal life or was not yes. He's already to life so the turtle life is eternal life whether you have him or not now when you turn it Jesus Christ do you have eternal life. Yes why because you are in Christ and he is the life now if you reject Jesus Christ right and you cut your your cut off from Christ scriptures clooney teach and you no longer have eternal life. Does that mean he seems to be turned life? No he's still return alive. He doesn't see speech you life doesn't cease to exist it simply your participation it ceases to exist. Eternal Life never stopped. He's eternal life for millions and millions and millions of people right now. If you're put your trust in him you have eternal life. But it's not something he just is not like some you know something he just put in you separate from himself way just gave you like a little pill and said this eternal life no because you are in him that you have eternal life. That was cleared things up. Listen I John Five Eleven and twelve and this is a testimony. God has given us eternal life. Listen TO THIS AD. This life is in his son. There's into this. He has the son has life he does not have the son of God does not have life catch that because he is the life he is eternal life and if you come to Christ you have his life eternal life if you reject him you reject Life they turn a life doesn't stop it continues it. Just stop for you because you continue. You refuse to participate in it but it's still eternal. Now listen to this. I think this is a very very interesting A verse that will or passage. I should say that should really help you. I've talked about participation. He participated in having any trouble so to speak or participating in electricity. When you're speaking and then Doesn't cease to exist because you don't participate anymore. Listen to this Jesus is the life. And now listen to what Jesus says Jesus gives the illustration that the father is the Gardner. He is the vine the buying that gives the branches life. The branches received sap or the life from Jesus and while we put our trust in him and we abide in him. We share in his life yet. Jesus who described himself as a life giving vine and branches that are live and potentially fruit for him that they continue to have that life. So long as you're in him but he also talked about how those branches could be cut off and they can be separated from him. They can no longer participate in his life even though they went participated in his life which is what kind of eternal life. So this is this is biblical brothers and sisters. This is so clear. In fact I have a commentary by an old baptist man Alexander clearing. He was called the Prince of spas and he was in the nineteenth century. And he's a baptist but it's interesting because in his commentary on John Chapter Fifteen he said when people read the warning about branches being cut off the vine right there. He lamented that in his day. Even in the eighteen hundreds that people were putting like blank pieces of paper over that warning. Because they didn't want God's warning the only one of the promises and because guess what if we're not walking with the Lord for not abiding faith if we're not seeking lord if we're not if we're not what you know growing the Lord but we're committed apostasy we just WanNa hear the promises we want to hear the serpent say Thou Shalt not surely die? We love those false promises and God is. It gives us false promises. He gives us promises with warnings. And for John McCarthy You know I have to think I can't judge his heart but I am sure he understands that life is in Christ and the life remains eternal whether we participated in it or not. But it's interesting for him to say that there's no Warning that we can fail to participate in his life is patently absurdly on Biblical. In fact listen to what Jesus taught. This is the Lord. Jesus Christ. Let's put Jesus before theology. We may have learned from seminary for some teacher from something we want to believe. Let's believe what God says. And let's Change. Our theology to match what Jesus says and not change. His words put black piece of paper over them. Because we don't like what he says John. Fifteen verse one and following. Jesus said I am the true vine and my father is the vinedresser every branch in me. That does not bear fruit. He takes away every branch that bears fruit. He proves it so that it may bear more fruit. So guess what if you're a branch that's in him and you're bearing fruit. He's GonNa Prunier. He's GonNa Discipline You. He's GonNa cut some junk off so you'll be even more fruit. That's a glorious truth painful at times but glorious but knows what she's also said if any branch if every batch me that does not bear fruit he says he he takes it away. Okay every emmy that does not bear fruit. He takes away. What does he do with the branches? That are fruitless? Don't bear fruit that he takes away. Well we'll see that in a moment but understand this. He says every branch in me understand this. He's warning understand. He's warning his elect apostles. This is John Chapter Fifteen in John. Chapter Thirteen Judas had already taken off. He split to betray the Lord. Jesus Christ he's talking to apostles who he said to rejoice because their names were written in heaven I am the true vine he says this and then in verse three says any branch in me verse to write Christ Baba says if anyone in Christ. He's a new creation opens a pathway. All things become new. So he's talking to those who are new creations. Those were in Christ in verse. Three says you are already clean because the word which has spoken to you. So he's only warning lack apostles who are queen who are in Him who are clean. They declines they justified. Okay through the word that he spoke to them then he says in Verse Four Abide. In me tells these eleven elect apostles who are clean and they are in him new creations to abide in him. Stay in him. The word is meadow in the Greek and it means to stay to remain to abide meaning. They're they're they don't need to get saved. They're already clean thirty clans. Abide stay in me and I knew as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abide in the vine. So neither can you. Unless you abide in me I five. I am the vine you are the branches so the believers other branches he who abides in me and I in him. He bears much fruit for apart. From me you can do nothing. Listen verse six brothers and sisters if anyone does not abide in me if anyone does not. Minot does not stay putting is not abide by anyone. Who's not a remain in? He is thrown away as a branch and dried up and they gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned to catch that. I mean that's such a strong clear warning that brother and sister. You must abide in Christ. And if you're listening right now courage your life as vapor is very short do not draw back to perdition man. Don't turn away. Don't go back to the vomit like like the dog or the south or or wallowing in the mire. Don't go back to what the Lord Jesus Christ rescued from Peace. Eleven fees rescued from being drunk and being an alcoholic. And just you know. Don't go back to that man if he's rescued from sexual perversion. Don't go back to that if he's rescued from anger and violence don't go back to that. Whatever he's rescued from the world system the lies of Satan that back that that that wicked state don't commit apostasy abiding Kreis. Your life will be over soon. Our lives are a vapor man. Hold onto Jesus okay when encouraging that by the way he says he says very specifically there that they they gather them and they cast him into the fire and they are burned k. Jesus talked about how the the the angels would gather You know the terrors. And he he throw them into the fire they'd be burned John the Baptist talk about every tree that didn't bear fruit. There's a lot of different imagery used here would be cut down at the root. It'd be thrown into the fire and it would be burned. Jesus talked about what the son of man was. Send his angels and they would weed out. Everything from his kingdom caused Senate does evil and They say to those on his left. The goat depart from me. You are cursed into the fire prepared for the devil. His Angels Revelation Twenty fifteen says. Everyone's name was not written in the book of life. He was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation twenty wait one eight says a cowardly unbelieving bio murderers sexual moral that. Those who practice sorcery idolaters all liars. they will because side of the fire lake of burning sulfur. This a second death brothers and sisters understand Jesus not talking non believers. You don't tell you. Don't go to knobbly say Haiti. You need to continue in Christ and just abide in him or you'll be cut off from and throwing the fire. No they're not in Christ this the warning to believers okay clear context. He Stopped News Apostles. Okay this applies to us by the way I was emphasizing that we have eternal life because crisis in us and we're biding in him and he abides us he talks about. We abide hand. He'll abided us. Listen TO I. Three fifteen peak. This is really powerful. Everyone who hates his brother is a murder. And you know that no murderer listen to this. No murderer has eternal life abiding in him. You catch that Sal. Jesus described eternal life there as a binding and a person but not in a murder abiding is from the Greek word again meadow. Same thing that Jesus us and John Fifteen verse six so talk about whether about eternal life is abiding in you or whether it is not abide any this very critical to understand sea turtle life as some ticket. Jesus gives you and it's like well. I got this ticket and I have eternal life and if I ever forfeited return in the first place no it is Christ in you. The hope of glory you know. It's not that hard to understand. External life about being in communion with the Lord. Jesus Christ faith. Now listen to this in first John. Five twelve when it talks about. He has the son has the life he has not had. The son does not have. Is he talking about physical life? Spirit life there. He has a son has left. His son does not have some spiritual life. He goes on to say that these things are written that you may know that you have eternal life the very next verse. They talked about this eternal life and right in that context John. Warren's we about how we can reject that life and he says in chapter five or sixteen right after this if anyone sees his brother I'm GonNa Brother of a brand divine commit a sin that does not lead to death. He should pray and God will give him. Life are those who sends do not lead to death. That's like the product will son okay. He can come back. And you know my son was dead but now he's alive but then he goes on to say are those who send do not lead to death. There is a sense that leads to death because keep in mind. He says if his brother send that does not lead to death he should pray for God will give him life so leave your life. But it's not inevitable death. Okay like the prodigal son he was dead but he's alive but he says. I refer to those who sin does not lead to death but then he says this there is a sin that leads to death am not saying that he should pray about that. They'd say you can't pray for someone like that but John. John is with insurrectionists. Those who are blaspheming. Christ those who are saying that Jesus That that were of a different spirit. Nostitz were who were trashing Speaking against the blood of Christ and so forth and Many that were sent from God. These guys were of a demonic spirit of a different spirit and he was Rebuking that lie and the apostles two brothers that were falling into that lie. And then we're taking the side of the mosques and speaking evil of the true Christ and his shed blood. That's the issue there in First John with the NAS. Ticks and these were total apostates. That's why second John He warns about not a fellowship. Eight even greeting People that don't have the doctrine of Christ's Because you will participate in their evil deeds now notices I John. Two Twenty three twenty six. We have that word Meno come again. That word abide listen is C. L. Listen see that what you have heard from. The beginning remains abides stays meadow. Stays in you what we're here for the Gospel. It's like the seed that we receive a man in the parable of the four soils the sort of the seed. See that. What you've heard from beginning remains in you if it does you also will remain in the sun and the father and this is what he promised us even eternal life. Wow there it is guys. We have to continue in the father and the son see to it. That what you heard the beginning. The Gospel remains in you. If it does if it does is conditional you also remain in the son of the father and this is what he promised us even eternal life that means you'll continue to have eternal life that he's given us. Jesus said and Johnny Fifty One fifty two he that keeps my word. We'll never see death. Does he talk about physical death. No 'cause twenty man westbound after this judgement. He's talking about spiritual death because Jesus obviously believe that we could die spiritually. He said as much regarding the prodigal son so we need to continue in the sun. Now it's interesting Chuck's Window Very Popular Radio Teacher Was the President of Dallas theological? Seventy for some years He Goes John fifty-six in his commentary there and he states that the branches represent Christians while he got that one. Right got that one right at least a John. Macarthur couldn't even get that right but chuck's when dog that did get that one right but he goes on to get it wrong and says he goes on to say in his commentary. God isn't show throw the branches in the fire. Just the work's done in the flesh really know says it. Branches are thrown in the fire but it doesn't fit his theology so he changed. What says there does says works through. The flesh are works. We'll go through the fire. I witnessed three. But that's how Jesus talking about. Some of the branches be thrown in the fire. And he saying well they start relationship with God. They've just lost the rewards wrong. If you don't abide in Christ the scriptures are very clear. You don't have a relationship with God anymore. This is the second John Versus nine through eleven. Watch yourselves that you do not lose what we have accomplished but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far does not abide in the teaching of Christ does not have. God doesn't just lose. His rewards does not have God the one who bites in the teaching. He has both the father and the son brothers and sisters. I think this is so clear. I just encourage you in the name of Lord Jesus Christ to continue to place your faith. And Lord Jesus Christ and abide to the end because he that durst the end will be saved. We Love Your brothers and sisters press on. Jesus you've been listening to the good fight. Radio show brought to you by good bite ministry if you're blessed by this show and would like to partner with us. Won't you consider visiting our support page at good fight dot org or you can write to us at? Po Box two zero two seamy Valley California nine three zero six two or call us toll free at one eight six six. Jc Truth. That's one eight six six five two eight seven eight or we hope you'll tune in next time on the good fight radio show.

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A Spirit Of Prayer

National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress

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A Spirit Of Prayer

"The following program is sponsored by the national prayer chambal. Welcome to pilgrim's progress. I'm red greenlee from the national per chapel. I have a scripture for you. Found in luke the eleventh chapter so i save you. You must keep on asking and it will be given to you. You must keep on seeking and you will find. You must keep on knocking. And it will be open to you for everyone asking receives and the one seeking will find and to the one knocking. It will be opened now. Which father of you. If the sun will ask for bread you will not give him stone will he. Or even a fish he will not instead will not give him a stone or you've been a fish. He will not instead of a fish. Give him a snake will he. Or even if he might ask for an egg he will not give him. A scorpion will he. Then you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will to father from. Heaven give the holy spirit to the ones asking him. Pentecost is coming. This sunday is pentecost sunday fifty days after first fruits. We're two loaves of bread. One for jews. One for gentiles will be low will be lifted up before god. The harvest is on and look at the field and it truly is ready for harvest. I sat last night in a pro group and there were there was a millennial there and i listened to this millennial described the absolute confusion of their marriage. The confusion and the total lack of understanding regarding the institution of marriage. We live in a culture of institutionalization institution simply meaning a group of people. Organize themselves together. And they accept certain understandings based on those understandings. They live in peace one with another. There are primary institutions in our land. One in the most basic is family family is being destroyed in our culture today the fundamental institutional understandings of family have been cast aside simple things like when a couple would marry years ago. It meant they would live together. It meant they would sleep in the same bed today. Many millennials if they find any kind of discomfort with the person they're living with or married to they simply bail and go do what's comfortable for them so if one likes it warm and one likes it cold. They don't sleep in the same bed instead. They separate so they can be comfortable. That's against the american institution of marriage. Now you can argue with me. And and i understand. There are many ways styles of marriages. But i'm speaking about the institutional understanding of marriage leave it to beaver. The early fifties forties. Understanding of marriage was where were two people struggled together to find the financial resources to buy a house and to get a car into to find work today. Those institutional understandings have been cast out and there's nothing to replace them except anarchy. There's no deep spiritual hunger. There's no clarity about who jesus is. in fact. Recent poll forty three percent of millennials. Don't even believe there is a god and they don't care they're busy living their lives however they wanna live them our cultures going through a radical transformation. Where it's gender fluid we don't even know what our genders are in america anymore. We've cast off the understanding of a man and a woman. This is not new. A man and a woman have been the human understanding for six thousand years but in our generation suddenly there are fifteen or so jen genders. It's no longer a male and a female. A got kicked out of the canadian army because he dared to say that a man could not have a baby. I'm just stunned by what i see happening. And then even more stunning to me is the lack in our culture of any kind of spirit of prayer at a time when we are watching our culture collapse and disintegrate at a time when we see tyranny coming in and ruling the day when we see tyrannical wicked men and women take charge of the levers of government and institute dishonesty. How many americans will believe the next election that it can be fair. I suspect very few. I personally totally doubt the integrity of our american election system. I mean started back with with john. F. kennedy who chicago. They cheated and they stole the election for kennedy. Just been rumors of this and people have talked about it. But now it's right in our face in arizona and michigan in california just today very burdened with a spirit of prayer. I've been. I've been crying up before. God i've been weeping. Before the lord for america for the millennials. So i come to pray today and i'm asking god to give us a spirit of prayer that we would cry aloud. Do you have any of the same concerns that i'm expressing. Are you concerned about the vaccinations. Have you been vaccinated. You feel all right about it. You feel safe. So where do you stand today with two lord. We're going to take this entire hour and we're just going to pray. Call eight seven seven five. Three four zero seven eight zero. You would like to pray online with me. Live but washington. Dc for our capital for our president if you're concerned about america if you're concerned about the christians who are being murdered in nigeria by the hundreds christians are being murdered different parts of though of the world. I believe it's coming to america to you. Wanna pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters. If you wanna pray for the millennials if you wanna pray for for america for the church then call right now. Eight seven seven five. Three four zero seven zero. All of our phone lines are wide open if you have trouble getting through. Please go to the youtube stream. National prayer chapel dot com youtube national per chapel. And let us know on the chat. If you're not able to get through and we'll try to figure out what's going on now. Eight seven seven five three four zero seven eight zero. Let's pray lord. I just come today with my heart. so so. Broken for our millennials for the young adults of our day who were wandering like sheep without a shepherd without direction financially struggling most of them getting married in wanting to have children but then getting lost and alcohol smoking pot no guidelines for holy living for righteous living lord. One person said to me last night. I want to be friendly and welcoming and loving to person. I meet but they soon will be very upset and angry with me when they discover that on a straight arrow that i don't play games with jesus i just want what the scriptures teach my heart lifted and i was encouraged by that testimony for lord. I'm in the same place. I don't need to win the approval of any man. I just want. I want your holy spirit and pentecost to come and mighty power and i want to see a change in america before this nation is given over to utter destruction. Lord i see america will be burned. It will be flooded. it will be drought regain. It will be every kind of curse and judgment will come upon us if there is not a dramatic change in direction so lord we need a spirit of prayer today masking. Would you please. would you please send us a spirit of prayer. The holy spirit the pentecost spirit where we could cry out and be sincere and not be phony. Not bef- alz not be institutional but lord god be controlled by your holy spirit lord. I don't like the institutional church. I've been a part of it for too many years. But lord without the institution there seems to be no unity no guidance. No no love for you. Jesus at least the institution preserves a little bit of a biblical knowledge even though most are defeated the lord masking for a vibrant alive church. That is a body not an institution not a culture lord. Police would you come and minister to our hearts today. My heart aches church today. My heart aches for the millennial generation. Lord it's already too late for most in my generation. They've already sold out to lust and money power prestige. But lord these millennials. They're struggling such anarchy and confusion on every hand in their lives. Lord i believe their hearts are open to a straight word. If given up on you. God and they've given up on the church many of them they've turned instead to the can. They've turned to to buddha. Lord one one couple on their home. They have pagan gods made of wood. That's the decoration. They have a fat buddha. They believe in karma lord. They don't have any understanding of of what it means to be a christian mort. We haven't gotten the job done. Your church has become luke. Warm and cold filled with entertainment and darkness in the pankin scorn us in america and the millennial generation scorns the church in america for police masking. Would you have mercy upon america. Thank you jesus. You can call eight seven seven five three four zero seven eight zero. I'll give you that number again. Jotted down and please join me and cry out to the lord he will hear our prayers. He will answer us. Eight seven seven five. Three four zero seven zero mr producer. Do we have any calls coming in are. The lines are open. Who have i shocked. You buy what i pre- and what i've said i don't mean to. It's just that i can't pretend anymore. I won't pretend we're in trouble. And the only answer is a revival of holiness revival of morality a revival of the presence of the holy spirit. You can be satisfied in the institutional church. But it's dying. Are you gonna die with it or do you want something more. I want something more. I'm not going to be satisfied after an cost. The breaking out of the holy spirit colleagues seven seven five three four zero seven eight zero. I had to take my car in yesterday. The brakes locked up on it. There were smoking a friend. Took me. I'll tell you who it was our our dear brother pugh. You drove from springfield. Pick me up at the car repair shop yesterday and then took me to get my car this morning and i could will pray for a new car on need a new car. It has almost two hundred thousand miles and it's dying but you know what i can't pray for a new car tried and it's the holy spirit doesn't answer. I know why he knows what i need before i ask. He can provide new car very quickly. The issue is not what need in terms of a new car. It's not even in terms of what. I need to pay for the radio bill this month. You'll take care of that. He'll move an open the hearts of people to give what's on his heart is the dead and the emptiness in the falseness of his people and of the church on his heart are what's happening with the millennial generation in what's happening with with our children the utter confusion of genders. I've always liked the logos. I've given many gifts to children. They like to play with them. And then i noticed today. They're coming out with a transgender logo. Set broke my heart. These corporations are are giving way to a minority and an illuminating. Those of us. Who call ourselves christians. Now the lord's concern is for the salvation of men and women. Would i need the tools i need. A car is a tool. It gets me from point a to point b. so i can testify and witness about jesus. It's not about a car. This radio broadcast is simply a tool in the hand of god to reach the lost. He'll move in the hearts of people to to cover that cost. I know he always has. He always will eat told me he would know what's on god's heart on god's heart is the repentance of the church the holiness in the righteousness of his people that they get ready because jesus is coming again lord i just i can't see it i have to print it. You are the almighty. You are the el shaddai. You're the provider of everything. Life is held in your hands. My life is in your hands. Jesus in the life of every person listening right now. It's in your hands. Your church is in your hands. And i come asking at this time of pentecost i come asking where the harvest we're surely. It is rotting on the vine for. Surely it's being lost because the church is full of cuteness and entertainment and false teaching about the christian lies. Jude is very clear about that. Peter is very clear about it. The apostle john first john the third chapter was very clear about it. Lord paul in romans six was very clear. Lord there's no excuse for this wicked teaching now that you can't ever leave your sin. Would your church is head false pastors. Come in you predicted in your sermon. On the mount you said false. Teachers will come. What i'm asking for. Change that this tool of a radio broadcast would be sent across america. Asking that these youtube videos would be would be sent out over. America and that people would hear and respond and become concerned and become passionate and that you would pour out a spirit of prayer upon your people lord. We're so dead. We're so busy. With all of our foolishness everybody has to make more and more money. Everybody has to survive. Lord we're not going to survive. We're going to die in our sin. If there is not a revival tired of softspoken effeminate men who were please who are afraid to say it like it is i. Thank you for those men and women who will stand up and be very blunt and very kind and very loving but very straight and say look. We're in danger. Jesus is coming again and we're not ready and we're going to be swept away and we're going to be cast into the fire if there is not a great revival of godliness in land lord. This message has to go out please. Lord please lord. I'm asking for a spirit of prayer amass for a passionate crying out to you. For the millennials who are the hardest hit by this wickedness who were being deceived. Who struggling just to find a sense of reality who have such a strong sense of entitlement. Lord would you send forth your gospel. We've made so many mistakes. I've made so many mistakes. Is it any wonder that we've not received the fullness of pentecost and our age lord in your early years of the nineteen hundred you pour out your spirit on kathryn kuhlman on others but many of them misused and abused it and grieved you and you withdrew now. Lord it's been. It's been many years since we've seen any real revival in america older. Been some small local manifestations. Like what happened. In pensacola florida lorded transform the community. It wasn't like the welsh revival. Wasn't like the jonathan edwards. The third grade awakening hasn't happened lord. The churches not even ready to begin to receive it and yet i've never in my life seen the church at such a low state as it is in right now such wickedness on every hand pleasant effeminate preachers pleasing the people in tickling their ears. Telling them what they want to hear giving them joel. Seen smiles lord lord. My heart is so grieved. Why spirit is so broke lord. We have teachers today. Who who lecture but not who cry out not who cry out against the sin and the wickedness of our age mighty caught. Would you come with power. Please lard right now. I'm asking and believing for a spirit of prayer to be poured out over men and women who are listening to this broadcast. Thank you geez. Our phone number in studio is eight. Seven seven five. Three four zero seven eight zero. Do you have any of the same concerns. That i have is your heart. Stirred s minus. Will you cast off the devils and that would stifle your prayers and will you cry aloud to the lord eight seven seven five. Three four zero seven zero all will put on the one. That's new welcome. Please pray lord we come before we humbly today through the precious blood of the land through a new and living way. Dear god because of the blood that you sport is spilled out poured out on calvary more. We thank you for calgary today. We thank you for this day. This is the day that you have made. You shall rejoice and be clad in it father we shall rejoice and be glad in it even in the face of all the adversity and all the circumstances and all the Lying whisperings. The devil himself telling us It can't be done. A revival will not happen. You may as well give up Your prayers are not going anywhere all the Deceptive lies of the devil himself. God yes in the midst of it we praise and we thank you faith. Lord yes even the children of israel complaining moses as he Lifted up the rod to split the red sea god but when they got on the other side. They began to praise dance. And thank you lord but more you said that they would have phrased you even in the midst of the storm. You would have shown up for them in their own hearts god nor were asked him for you today to show up in the church. Once again i agree. I said if you sit any two you shall agree. As touching anyone thing it shall be done. Our father roaches in heaven. And i agree with pastor ray today god for that spirit of prayer that spirit of supplication that spirit of intercession. That's spirit of cries. That spirit of crying would come upon the church. Once again god and the social club atmosphere would disperse lord and all begin to fall on our faces before you holy a mighty god and father we ask you lord to move upon men and women in this day in this our god that you would raise up preachers of righteousness raise up prophets that say thus saith the lord that could speak into the ears those that are in a forty today got that in the days of alive in the days of moses when they spoke their words did not fall to the ground but their words accomplished that which you have ordained for that word to accomplish lured in went into ahab and said three and a half years he said range will not fall on this land to las. Say it will again ya man or woman in this hour that could say Such a word to someone in power god and watch it come to pass and they had no other Alternative but to say god must be with this person and lord. May you be with the church today. And we lift up. All of persecuted. Brethren all around the world today got in asia and africa and north america south america. Central america god In africa in europe lord all those that are suffering for the gospel sake lord. Ns and the nation lord where the persecution so rampant more that our little american minds can't even imagine what they're going through god in and north korea china lord in nigeria and god as our brethren are suffering were suffering under demonic powers of influence lord and Destructive demons of hell. God that would come in and just rip up people and and and just just Gonna down lord at at an instant. Father god we ask for your protecting angels to come in and Be the separator of wicked From good more that you're at angels lure Even as that angel that went into the syrian camp in the store the hundred and eighty five thousand because they were coming against the people of god. We're asking you to send an angel of deliverance. Two brothers and sisters in nigeria god. The government won't respond. Send an angel lord and cause fear come upon the radical islam groups lewis boko haram and anyone else god that the full of baloney herdsmen and all those guys wanna wanna destroy the christian people god just come in and and more just intercede on their behalf. Today you more can't go over there physically. We could physically go over and we would want to protect them. God but we have no way of getting there in time lives are at stake lord and we just asked you to move mightily in the midst of italy on their behalf. God we plead the blood of jesus christ over their souls. The blood of jesus christ over their families their possessions. God their houses. We plead the blood. We plead the blood. The blood the blood the blood for their protection today. Gods yes and father. God we lift up the nation of israel to you right now. You said pray for the peace of jerusalem shall prosper that love the and god i pray for this wicked antisemitic. Spirit that's even in the church in some places. My god lord have mercy. May we repent more. May we love the jewish people. If it wasn't for the jewish people we would not have a messiah if it wasn't for the jewish people. We wouldn't have the ten commandments. If it wasn't for the jewish people we wouldn't have a bible. If it wasn't for the jewish people have this world would have been destroyed by now because of the influence god of goodness of right. The jewish people have brought into the world through You're a visit. God and more we just ask for your protecting hand upon all the jewish and the era of all the people at the other nations that are in israel. God lord that been killed lord. Those that have suffered because of these rocket attacks from the wicked hamas god and let the their leaders be brought down. God let us replace them and let another take their bishop. Ricca let another come in someone that has some humanity about themselves or and begin to work with israel to bring peace. We thank you for the piece that has come so far but lord we know it's a very fragile peace. At any given moment those demons could just go out of their minds and just sit off rockets. Even during the ceasefire we asked you to put the enemy to confusion. Even as the in the days of giving and god you said fourth confusion into the enemy's camp we send or confusion into the enemy's tampa devil is a liar. How do we praise. And thanks for today lord and we asked you while they got to move up on the leaders of this nation or somehow some way gripped their hearts god and if anybody's stands up against israel let them fall in any way you choose. God take him out of office. God anyway you choose By your Mighty power lords even as you began to be upset with the people of israel. And you told moses. i'll wipe them all out. But moses stood and interceded for all the people gone and a we ask you lord if there's not one dinner intercede if they would not repent you remove him out of office just get them out lord and let someone that loves this nation and loves the nation of israel gone and loves the people of god would put an office lord and there would be a a rejoicing. God him this station because someone who is righteous has come into a forty s. Come into the position in the place of office more that we need them to be. God we give. You sang some praise for today. In jesus name. Jesus name holiday loot glor- thank you to your brother. God bless you bless you. Pass the ray. Thank you touch. God bless a right. We have another caller. Yes please pray country. Even our churches have turned away from you and most are asleep in their sins. Please bring awakening to genuine repentance. Yes we the churches and lead us to. Cq was our whole heart. Broken open to the nation but fear glory. Because you've been rejected. And i pray for people that i know you know and the people that we talk with have them but if necessary for judgment in order the thing would be that for our nation's bring judgment it's necessary think he goes the revelation need to David wilkerson would be third grade weakening as a result a virus and now. It seems like you're at that point. Pre you bring revival spring break idle enemy strong hoops. Yes you're in. Bring addiction of these people at this time that we will be empowered reach the pre the we would reach other nations with the gospel and we know our churches lack power passion to serve you. Basically churches give us the career for the other Nations christians in some places like north korea and syria and suffered so much agree that that you would comfort them once they're suffering the mall and also get them boldness not to be afraid to say that they are christians. Summer just being silent because they're afraid of the persecution and they prayed it you. Would you get the boldness and thank you. For those who are both are even sharing the gospel. Secretion openly. pray that you would. I used to. Yes you get them. of course. They increase their government for the prosecutor. You chrysler initial list again for our leaders vitamin here. This speech them to know you and the thing would guide our country. According to your word is your in all areas of the country. Jesus been in man. Thank you sister. God bless you today kayla. Do we have another caller mister producer. Good please put them on welcome. Please pray jesus we just come to pray to the lord in such a a desperate place and where we need revival We need true. Pentecost in america lord. I know you're not going to send it. You're gonna do it in response to those who have awakened have cried out. Been importunate before you. Yes just thought. I've to have it. Where else word. And they wouldn't stop out. Or i was thinking about the two old ladies of the hebrew is revival. Both of them have blind both in their eighties and use them as intercessor. Some what you need. Inner sisters for this revival or that i. I'm asking that you would put your cry in our works. Yes for the disparate plot of america lord even if we just look at the people we love or some more precious to me who committed suicide and whole families have been being destroyed by satan one at a time and it's time that we take the fight lord yes and not let satan destroy america word. I know i know you call us to this battle. Where i'm asking. You would remove everything from our hearts that would break a spear prayer or self concern was of comfort. Or i'm asking that you would deal with anything in our hearts that would block your holy spirit from coming a people pleasing personality. All these things have to die out or similar not necessarily all sin. So but lord. I i see our nation sinking at such a fast pace. I just i mean. I can't even look at the news on the internet anymore just so disturbing it's demonic toward I'm asking you would raise up. Wears men and women boys and girls will say yes. I'll take up the fight. Your coach jesus which you have to equip me and teach me so i mask would that you'd have mercy on american or right mercy on america or but it cry has been blocked out or because of all war selfishness all or we could way sport where i'm asking i'm asking for anyone. He will take up that covenant with you to do whatever you ask them to do yes to pray for revival or two eight their lives their money time whatever. It is the us for more. I mean i feel now. Even as i'm praying or sup-. It's no i need a whole additional layer of intensity lords than what i currently have. I don't know where to get it. So i'm asking that you would change in me and that you would change that in each of our says we cry out of work or i don't wanna see all these pressures people just get washed away into hill and whole thing with the millennials or assist testimony of our lukewarm. This to them if they would have no interest in jesus so because we've been such witnesses were with. My heart spoke in over there that they didn't want they want an institutional church because it was dead. Yes i understand that. I haven't either but then what does it say about us sport over there. I just trust she today. And i'm asking that you would move in our hearts. Some of us need to fast and we're not fasting. Would you know whatever the need to be adjusted over you just them. Yes in paris to quickly enter into this fight. 'cause it's gonna be a bloody fight more. You're the victor. And we knew that i don't wanna marry eric. Damn fight in the spirit or so. I'm asking whether you'd have your way mighty king battle school to or to curse you and masking that you call your soldiers together. We're thank you. Jesus my printer holiday man kepler. Thank you god. Bless you okay. We have a moment for at least one more for. Are there any more people calling. Okay our line is wide open if you wanna pray. There's time with five minutes until the broadcast ends. Will you take that time to pray. Eight seven seven five three four zero seven zero eight seven seven five three four zero seven eight zero lord. You heard our prayers. Today you've heard our hearts and you know that there is an absence of the spirit of prayer upon this city. Lord would you said fourth your holy spirit upon this city and upon this nation the spirit of prayer would rise up in our hearts and that we'd begin to cry out to you. Jesus would you rescue us. Jesus by grace and by your power in your love and mercy and compassion lord. Would you rescue america. Would you rescue your church. Would you send forth the holy spirit for prayer and supplication and conviction would you 'cause such disatisfaction with what's happening and such a hunger in our hearts that we'd stop playing with the devil tools and toys that we turn aside from the wickedness of our age and we'd seek your face and cry aloud to you i ask for your mercy today in the name of jesus a man. Today has been a day of prayer. I plead keep praying for a spirit of prayer to come upon america and in the churches. I'd like to hear from you. You can write to me at the national prayer chapel post office box twenty. Three forty six woodbridge virginia to one nine five. That's the national for chapel post office box. Twenty three forty six woodbridge virginia. Two two one nine five. You can also go live on our webpage national. Pro chapel dot com. You can give online. I'm knowing that jesus will answer our prayers. I'm knowing that jesus will provide what we need. I'm trusting him to move in your heart that you will sacrifice for the work of the gospel that you will give mighty god the last moments of this radio broadcast i just completing your mercy and your grace and your power. I completing the blood of jesus christ over my brothers and my sisters. I plead the blood of jesus over the church. I plead that the church could be washed and made clean lord. I praise you for everyone who today is standing faithfully walking. Clean before you. would you fill them with. Pentecost power and boldness in the spirit of prayer is in the name of jesus. I pray amen. God bless you my brothers and my sisters. I'll talk to you soon to to keep you from falling shoe. Blame the presence of his law review gray.

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Footsteps to Heaven - How the Light of Christ Always Conquers Darkness

Footsteps to Heaven

23:06 min | 1 year ago

Footsteps to Heaven - How the Light of Christ Always Conquers Darkness

"This episode of Footsteps To Heaven is brought to you by gents Oestmann good news ministries of G. N. N. DOT ORG presents footsteps to heaven. Life's journey full of challenges. Sometimes we get stalled sometimes we get sidetracked when we walk with. Jesus the power of the Holy Spirit to the destination that God the father designed for us. The results are better than we could ask for or imagine. And now here's your host Terry Modique. The Gospel of John First Chapter Verse Five assures us this that light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not overcome it. What are you concerned about in your own life? Where darkness seems to have taken over the devil seems to have been interfering The ways of the world are interfering. The people in your lives are doing ugly. Things are behaving in ways that caused problems. What is going? Hang on in your life. That has you worried about the darkness that has you worried period because whatever it is you're worried read about there is darkness there and we need to realize that in the problems that we have darkness is playing some kind of a role if the problem is something like the Lord is asking you to do something. You don't WanNa do it. Then the darkness is within yourself and there's this struggle going on between in light and dark in you and if it's someone outside of you someone who is causing problems darkness in that person's life is instigating their the problems. But I'm here to tell you that light conquers this the light of Christ conquers it because what John. The Gospel writer was talking about in that first chapter was the word who became flesh the truth who became came flesh. Jesus Christ the word of God came to dwell among us. The light of God came to dwell among us the light of God the truth the holiness came to dwell not only among us but in US Jesus came to Earth so that we could learn from him and received from him through his Holy Spirit. This very same team light that he has so that we live as victors over. Every problem that we encounter in our lives so that we we can conquer. The Devil. Darkness is weaker than light. Our problems don't feel that way. Do they the problems seem overwhelming an ending. Problems can certainly seem like they're like evil more powerful than good no matter how much it's good you do to try to rectify a situation. Someone else's wrongdoing prevails and is keeps life hard or or miserable or keep the wounds going. It seems like darkness overcomes alight. But I'm here to tell you to reassure you something that you already know but probably need to hear again because I know this ministers to me whenever I think about about how overwhelming the darkness around me sometimes gets and seems like is getting more and more so think about the power of light over darkness in the physical world. And then you know. Let's we'll get to the spiritual in a minute talking about Christ but if you were to take two rooms that have no windows or the windows are all sealed off blackened out. There's no way for light to get in. And if you were to to make a hole in the wall that connects these two rooms and in one of the rooms. You Lit a lamp or a candle. Would the room that is without that light. The dark room would the darkness diminish the light in the other room passing through that hole or would the light passes through the hull and diminish the darkness. You know it happens. The light diminishes the darkness. The Light of Christ in you diminishes the darkness in your neighbor. Think about yourself as the room that has the light and who is it that you're concerned about your next to. Who's all in darkness? The Light of Christ in you is leaking through to that person whether they want it to or not all you need to do is be Christ for them and they are encountering encountering Christ whether they realize it or not whether they ask for it or not and yeah they might hide from it. Run from it. You know dislike you for it. Reject you for for it by your light is stronger than at the light of Christ in you is stronger than that. So let's talk about the power of light from the spiritual perspective. Jesus who is the light of the world is a gazillion times brighter and more powerful powerful than all the demons. Put together all the darkness. All your trials you know. He's bigger than all of that and infinitely only so when I said a gazillion. That's a made up word. But he's even bigger than that more powerful than that. The light is brighter than that. Let me tell you a story about something that happened to me. Many years ago I visited somebody's house and spent a couple of nights there and on the first night there in the middle of the night I was awakened by a sound that I know it sounds kind of like a gun shot but nobody had shot a gun off and you know I. It woke me out of my sleep and as I was trying to go back to sleep my bed started shaking. You know and it wasn't an earthquake and in my mind's eye I could see very clearly I should. Maybe I better way of saying it is in my spirit which was anointed by the Holy Spirit which is graced by the Holy Spirit. I saw behind behind me because the head of the bed was against the wall and in the wall and on the other side of the wall behind me. Now Mind you. I'm lying down and I can't see behind me physically. I could see up. I can see in front but I can't see behind me. I'm not turning my head around but I knew I could see there. Were Demons back there. Shaking my bed trying to terrify me to get me to leave this house. I saw that and I knew that as clearly as I can see the back of my hand it was that real and I knew that that to stop that all to do with say the name of Jesus but these demons were oppressing me and I couldn't get my mouth to open up so I started thinking I'm not GonNa let this defeat me. The Light of Christ me is stronger than as darkness so I thought the name Jesus US and in my mind I repeated that name Jesus Demons cannot read your mind if you have the mind of Christ if you are a Christian fully alive in your relationship with Jesus Christ and have the Holy Spirit in you demons cannot read your mind but the power of God's light the light of crisis so strong that all I need to do was start to think the name Jesus and repeat that in my mind over and over again and every time I said in my mind the name of Jesus the closer to the surface the closer to my mouth had got until I was able to actually say it out loud and the moment I said Jesus out loud the first time the first moment that that came out of my mouth the darkness fled the bed. Stop shaking the demons behind. The Wall. Were Gone John. I spent the next few minutes praising the Lord and trying to sort out what was going on and you know I never really did figure out why that happened except for for the fact. I knew that they didn't want me. They're not particular home. That's how powerful the name of Jesus is and that's the same thing as saying that's how powerful the light of Christ I is. Let me give you another way of looking at it. Another example of how powerful light is. Let's go back into to the history of our church. Our roots are in the Jewish religion member. Jesus was a Jew and in Christianity is based on is founded on Judaism the Old Covenant Giving Way to the New Covenant in Christ in and Jewish understanding of light and darkness. They know they've all we back. Through the Old Testament Jews knew. Oh that light gets rid of darkness. Darkness gives way to light light. Never gives way to darkness. This this is why the Jews Begin. The day considered a new day to begin at dusk. So that on a Friday Friday for example at dusk this is when the Sabbath begins the Jews were so full the understanding about how how darkness gives way to light that they consider the day begins with dusk. When night time comes uh-huh that is the beginning of the day? This is why the Sabbath begins what we consider to be Friday evening Saturday. The Sabbath Ebeth begins for them Friday evening. We think Saturday begins at midnight. The Jews think Saturday begins when the sun goes is down on Friday because when the morning arrives darkness is giving way to light so every day starts with darkness and gives way to light so when your day today ends. Think about this as as the sun goes down. You're getting tired right. You've been awake all day. You've been doing things all day. And our body clocks start. A producing melatonin are hormones. Produced Melatonin to help us be sleepy so that we sleep at night. Think of it this way. We don't get sleepy because the day has ended. We get sleepy because God wants to prepare for the next day at night. Eight our new day begins when the sun goes down and then we go to bed to sleep and rest because while all we are resting our brain is being renewed their chemicals that wash through our brain and re energize the cells which is why we feel so much more alert in the morning than we do at the end of the day. Why it's better to make decisions in the morning? Then at the end of the day why it's easier to remember things in the morning then. At the end of the day I call brainwashing God does the brainwashing during the night and end at night. We are resting up for whatever God wants us to do. In the new day in the darkness of what what you're going through right now. Whatever trials whatever troubles whenever you thought about it the beginning of this podcast? God is preparing you in this darkness for what he wants you to do. When the rest period is over and darkness gives way to light? He's got something for you to do in the light. You bring the light of Christ into the world you bring the light of Christ into the darkness around you God. It has a plan when you go to bed at night. Ask the Holy Spirit to come and feel your your dreams and to fill your brainwashing to feel your thoughts when you awaken with his own own presence his own thoughts with the light of Christ with his calling on your life with the mission that he's calling you to nighttime is preparation in for daytime darkness is not something that we need to look at as bad. Yes there's bad in it yes. Darkness is not of the Lord. Darkness is of the devil. But we're not anyway defeated by that. We're not anyway succumbing to that darkness for us who are followers of Christ. That darkness is the resting period the preparation period for what he wants us to do in the light. So use your dark times to get closer to the Lord to say come Holy Spirit. I need you come. Lord Jesus Guide Me Come Holy Spirit filming come Lord Jesus and Below your breath on me a new to fill me with your Holy Spirit. Father Father God I am your child your precious precious child and I know that you have a plan that will bring thank goodness out of this bad stuff Romans. Eight twenty eight. God works all things together for our good if we are following knowing Christ every darkness every trial has a blessing or multiple blessings in them. Saint doesn't want us to know that not saint was us to be in fear. Saint wants us to feel oppressed. Saint wants us to feel Like we can't see you know in darkness as we can't see what's coming we can't see what the Lord is doing the same says you can't see what the Lord is doing because he's not doing anything and God's saying you can't see what I'm doing because it is hidden from you right now but that's so that your faith will grow. Trust me more in the darkness. This is the time where we grow in trusting. God we grow in face because we need to darkness is when the beauty of of God shines just beyond our vision but our hearts and our spirits. No it's there and if you don't that means you need to spend more time in prayer in more time in reading what saints have said in the lives of saints were like more time Going to church. Maybe going to EUCHRE's together ration- Availing yourself playing praise and worship music and singing along with it. The darkness is a blessing because this is when we grow closer to Christ so that his light will shine more brightly in us It's an opportunity where God is saying. Come come closer to me realize I am with you. I have not abandoned you. One of my a favorite prayers very powerful prayer but very simple when facing all the dark stuff going on in your life he say. Jesus here's what's is going on. And of course he knows it but we're in dialogue with him and he wants us to to talk it out. Jesus here's what's going on but I trust in you take care of everything. Take care of everything and then we go to sleep at night. You know. We rest knowing that Jesus is is taking care of everything and when the darkness gives way to light we are part of getting rid of the darkness. The Lord works through us in US and four us. Let me tell you another story that illustrates this. When I was a teenager? I got involved in the occult. I have been raised a Christian. Jesus had been my best friend but when I gave myself over to the Sin of the occult I turned away from Jesus and the darkness came into my life over a period of seven years. I totally lost interest in Christ. I still believe he existed. But I totally lost interest interest. In being a follower. I really was corrupted by the ways of the world and and enjoying it and trying to corrupt others but Jesus did not abandon me. Jesus the light of Christ came into my life. My darkness gave way eight to light. Jesus rescued me. And that's a whole other story. And in some of my other podcasts. I've gone into it and And you can read something about it on. My website is well where where you find out more about who I am tells my story there the point I want to make right now. Is that light light. overtakes darkness darkness gives way to light. When Christ rescued me? From the occult. The light site that I entered into afterwards was much brighter fuller more complete more powerful than the light. I'd had in my life before I had gotten into the darkness. It was after Jesus rescued me from the cult that I met the Holy Spirit and was filled with with the truce I hadn't known before and became Catholic and and was called to ministry. The Light of my post occult years has been nonstop brighter than it was. Before her. My occult years. Everybody that you're concerned about. Who is in darkness realize that your prayers are bringing being Christ light into their lies and God is using their darkness to teach them something and when he rescues them from it in your prayers going to help make sure that happens? There are people who who never turned to Christ. Never come out of darkness and nobody praying for them. Your prayers will make a difference. Your prayers united to Christ. Who is the mediator? Already praying for them as a mediator praying before God God the father for their souls and the blessed mother's praying for them get their their patron. Saint there confirmation saints. Their Baptists will say other saints that apply to this type of situation there in get them all praying your friends in the church. Get them all praying. This makes makes a difference. All of this brings the light of Christ into their lives and when Jesus rescues them finally and darkness gives way to the light the light is going to be in their lives is going to be way brighter. Way More effective way bigger and more important with a mission that they are called to then whatever their life was like before they got into the darkness. That's the way God God works. That's the truth of the Gospel. That's what Jesus is all about. When Jesus gave himself into the darkness darkness of Good Friday Easter was a brighter light then what his life had been like before the cross light that gives way to darkness is only temporary? It's just like dusk. Come as like the day ends. Dusk settles in the night. Settles in and just like Jesus going into the Tomb. It's a period of rest for us or whoever it is it's going through it and and from that. The resurrection comes and it is always brighter then life before the cross rest rest in this truth rely on this truth. Pray in the power of this truth because God wants to use you as an instrument of his light right and is already doing so so use the times of darkness to grow closer to God to make a difference and allow guide. I had to make a difference in you. That prepares you for what he wants you to do. When the darkness gives way to light and to help with that? What pray this prayer with me? Open up your hands. Lift up your hands to receive. What Guy Wants to give you come Holy Spirit fill me come? Holy Spirit renew me come Holy Spirit. Whatever is dark in me replace place with the Holy Light of Christ come Holy Spirit? Teach me the truths that defeat the lies of darkness come Holy Spirit encourage me to live in the light of Christ in the midst of the darkness. That seems to be smothering me or in in the people that I'm praying for come Holy Spirit. Make me an instrument of the light of Christ commonly spirit. You have my permission to change me Amen. God bless you. You've been listening to Terry Modibo of good news ministries. He's for more faith. Builders or to learn more about this ministry come visit our website at G N M dot org. You'll find online resources and lots more to help you. 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Quality of Life Enterprises

Veteran On the Move

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Quality of Life Enterprises

"You know they're they're working in the business. They're in one position. There might micro instead of macro like your intention has to be SB grow but your vision has to be macro or your view has be macro to see what's going on in Tahrir Company. A lot of people don't empower. They managed from above instead of beside its army veterans Steven Kuhn from Claudio Enterprises. Coming up next a veteran the move welcome to veteran on the move. If you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wanna be for someone still stuck at that jail trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host Joe Green. Did you know you can get an American Express Carthy navyfederal? The more rewards card offers three times points at supermarkets and restaurants three times points on gas in transit and that means ride shares tolls. Parking lots buses and more plus. You'll earn one point on everything else for more details and to apply visit navyfederal dot Org Steven Kuhn. Welcome to a vendor on the move your your company. Equal enterprises is doing some amazing things out there before we get to talking about that and other business and entrepreneurship subjects. Take expect toes which is in the army. Here's a fun so I got to tell you about why John First Place and that was When I when I was about eight years old I decided to go navy and so I took I read and even right before I was getting ready to sign up. I took the prenatal classes. He's learned how to fold navy. Learn how to talk to learn how to walk navy. And then I went to cruden station to sign up finally after talking to recruit a couple times and you left me sitting here for about three hours and in those three hours this Army Sergeant. First Class in his blues kept walking by and asked him what I'm doing here. Why am waiting and take him on and check out the checkout the army and after about three hours you know what? I'm checking out the army so I went in and signed up. I've heard this story a thousand times but you can change the service names around. I've heard that story a thousand. Is You know because a lot of the recruiters share share the offices these days. And when they see one sitting there are other guys just coming like vultures. Exactly what he did. And it couldn't work better for me. I I went to boot camp for us. Kentucky as an kilojoules. Am armored crewmen. On the M one Abrams and sent to Germany. And when I went to get sent to Germany sent directly to the what's called the cat company or Canadian. Army trophy competition its biannual competition of tank. Gunnery for all of NATO Since nineteen sixty one and the Americans had never wanted while the cup of the year that I went my platoon. One top gun to stay the only sixteen is ever to win that trophy. So that was quitting citing So we went. Tdy like literally. We were like celebrities in the army. And Yeah it was crazy. They sent it we. Don't we met Defense Sector Defense? That came out of Sunday morning America. I mean it was so this is nine hundred. Eighty seven and after that it's sort of Led to the guys being spread out because it was a year long it was no inward rotations. No outer rotations. That was a company of sixty for one year. So it's very rare to have company with no inward outward rotations during that time so we became very very close knit and soon as it was over we were into the six wins. Four wins recall it. I stayed a little longer and of course being the last cat company winner in the whole brigade got kept getting chosen for what they like to call a special duty but like the driver for the brigade. Commander the driver for Major and stuff like that so I got to hang out with bigwigs that time I was only expect for and you know worked my way through and got to know sort of things from above and that's advantage and It's pretty quick and from there went to Iraq. Operation Desert Storm was eight coverage test scores test for AIDS Cap The was it seventy ballots between eastern seventy seventy. Seventy single. Women has the largest tank battle after the second worth and You're involved in that you're in a very fraught so there was second second. Seer's in front of the crew right Kuwait we can constrain slammed into the Republican Guard Division and so that was that famous battle they actually have game. They had a video game of about US called spearhead because I was with Third Armored Division attached. And yes after that you know what? I went back to Germany where I was stationed and got what you call. European out and literally walked off base as civilian turnaround. Couldn't get back on. So what was your plan? I didn't really have a plan. I just knew that I wasn't done yet I spent almost eight years of military and all of those times except for boot. Camp was in Germany. So I wasn't trying for I was in Gallon hills and Fooled as well. We did border patrol just a bunch of places Berlin Brigade also which is where I got. I got when I got out and went back to Berlingske showing for and yeah started working as a security guard doorman at cafe. So that was my my whole beginnings that was in nineteen ninety-three so a doorman at the hard rock cafe word that in Abilene you too. Funny you ask that because people say well. The first thing I had to get used to was it. No one knew I wasn't anymore so in the military. You know you have on your your rank. You have years of service you have your awards you have all your everything you've ever done on your uniform so no one has to ask you are and I'm standing at the door. Twenty seven years old or twenty eight years old and some fifteen year old kid once again. I'm like sorry. No you gotta be eighteen or twenty one to get in and he's like. Oh you lose your job and you know of course dealing with that was a big a big transition for me but what? I realized what I realized was that no matter where I wanted to go. I knew that I could do three people with through connections so and I learned in the military through the colonel and the third major and what happened was I started treating people in elevating them and making everyone feel like why you gotta go hard or caffeine. See Steve. It's amazing so I would make sure that everyone would be really really a pumped up when they came in and when they left and you know this whole sort of experience that I did and what happened was that just led from one thing to another then. I got asked to work at a bar then I got asked to work in restaurant and it took over the bar then open bar then opened another bar and hello bar and then I started and I opened up a nightclub so I just kept going on and on and on and while I opened the nightclubs I gotta ask to help a chain from South Africa. Who was a guest in my bar? to bring their health club chain to Germany. So I did that. I did that. Fulltime had my barn aside people working at my bars and I had then you know it just went nuts from there. I became you know three years after getting out of the military I was making like hundred. Educate your As a director of operations of development for this chain and we had eighty seven clubs in nine countries and there was completely in over my head and imposter syndrome that It's just out of control. I always sitting there asking myself. John Wasn't gonNA come in and realize it's not I'm not really the guy I think I am but I did it and I actually. I actually did a good job and get going from there and then I had my first crash. The first crash was my first wife that job ended. They had a joint venture a we are listed on the stock market in the UK and it was a hostile takeover. They fired all the directors At same time my wife left me and a sort of breakdown. I guess you could say so. Had to rebuild again. And that's what I did and started building up again. Went Back to the health club chain but as a much lower position which was hard enough but atop humility and I did the same thing again. Okay people get me where I wanna go so I just started treating people fantastic being the guy that wanted to be around and go to what I call. Elevating them In investing in them in the relational capital trying to make them You know a better people. Wanting for them what they want for them and trying to change people. So that all ED. It just kept going on on on that. I wrote a book and it was a bestseller I got my Mba in the UK At the second oldest business in the world which which was at the time I was pretty proud of right now I could have done without it. Didn't really teach me much except for what the name what I did anyway and Yeah and it just it just kept going from there but I was always self employed through this whole process. I was never an employee so when I was a director for the companies and I was. There's quite a few companies between that. I didn't mention but you know I worked my way up that I just said look if you're GONNA pay me two hundred K. YEAR. Give it to me that all will give you an invoice and you guys save all the national insurance all of all the taxes and stuff like wow. That'd be great. Yeah so I had no no no security whatsoever which is normal for America so in Europe. I was a complete anomaly guy. He's GonNa work for us and there's no like you don't like there's no security because in Germany or in Europe you once. You're at a company for six months. It's almost impossible to fire somebody. You know so yeah so there I was. You know trying to trying to bend in it bending it to bending the rules a little bit and what. Why were you approaching it from that angle? Why were you wanting to do it that way because I wanted to do it my way and I knew that if I if if I worked for them that I had to do it their way and I knew that even though I was working for them on a contract that I was actually still because of my status able to do a little bit more on my way than anyone else and actually that cost troubles in company because people like White Steve you to do all the stuff that we can't you know they never said why because they didn't want they didn't want them to know that I was self employed so because I was one of the directors usually played like a normal director so there really was a sense of freedom and independence by just being a contractor with him instead of taking the full benefit package exactly and you know the the benefits. I actually also negotiated so I had to thirty days vacation every year. The whole works. It's just always paid. You know when when you paint employee you got to pay national insurance. You've got to pay all these social security pay all that stuff but when you pay an entrepreneur you don't you just pay them what they're gonNA pay him so whether they pay me twenty k. A month and they take off ten K. For all the taxes and stuff or they pay me directly on an Invoice Twenty K. Month and I pay the taxes then of course I have costs and travel and all this kind of stuff so my taxes were much lower than if I would have taken it as an employee in the first place said a curiosity. Did you have national insurance since you weren't since you're comey wasn't paying the tax work? Yeah you have to you have to. It's mandatory either way self. Yeah and health insurance to health insurance and this is a trip because and this is this will show you how social doesn't work so if you're an employee and you're earning over six thousand a month they take the maximum rate of nine hundred at the time d mark a month paying for health insurance you pay four hundred and employee pays four hundred But if you're self employed earning over six thousand once you you have a private insurance which is much better you get seen by the top. Doctor you get your own hospital room. The couple they covered Dental and vision as well and it costs two hundred bucks a month. So it's like it makes no sense but you have to earn six thousand a month to get there so most of the people who don't earn that can't ever get there so they're paying nine hundred nine hundred as opposed to three hundred for where service. That's the story. Yeah that's what. Socialism doesn't work. Because you know you're paying for each other's the people who make all the money they're not paying for that they're paying for the. I mean even right now in in where I live. In Hungary I have German health insurance because I have a residency in Germany as well. Because it's it's a much better insurance because it's private and here. They have socialized insurance. Which means if I want to get something done. I have to wait in line for hours. Maybe even days. I was rookies about that but I didn't really want to ask because I wasn't sure which way you're going to go with that. So it's interesting hearing that from an American living in dealing with several different countries in Europe. And how the medical actually works. You know 'cause obviously medical. I don't want to go politically or medical. Is a huge issue huge fight here in the US which by the way? You're hungry right now. I don't think we mentioned that. So we're doing this interview from Heidari And I'm in the middle of the country in Kansas City so it's pretty cool It but that is interesting. You're an American and you can see through all that and and have you know who does reality your dose of previous experience and you you can see the advantages and disadvantages of different ways. And they don't goof off here I mean if you don't you don't get your kids vaccinated. They'll do it in school without even asking you. I'm not Kidman. They don't mess around here. They'll come to your house. Why aren't you kids vaccinated? And it's an more mandatory vaccinations and hunger than anybody else. So it's You know religious freedom card no but you can as a foreigner like I can like I am. I can say well. I'm a resident Germany's or my kids. So we're getting the German Beck's nations and nothing area once so you know there's still ways around it but as soon as everything's digitalize you have no choice but you know then then but then again they have other attractions for instance trying to attract entrepreneurs here so they have a you know a flat tax at ten percent which is amazing but only if. You're not entrepreneur. You're paying fifty plus tax really. Yeah so yeah Oh. Yeah for the First Forty K. Is is tax free after that you pay ten percent flat and it's credible. Yeah but most people here. They can't even fathom being an entrepreneur because they were raised and while the parents were raised anyway and socialism hardcore Communism Socialism. So much more. I can't take that risk my security. I'd rather have the average wage. Here is six to eight hundred euros which is probably seven to nine hundred dollars a month. That's the average wage. Now that's an interesting point. Do you actually Jesse see that amongst the culture and the population there where they haven't been raised in a in a freedom mentality or a capitalistic type. Entrepreneurial mentality so they don't even really know what entrepreneurship is or or like you mentioned. Oh that's just a big risk. It's going to take the safe road 'cause I ask. There's a lot of people that don't have that mentality but there's so many people that have the capitalistic entrepreneur. Mentality around you all the time you know. It's for the taking when you're ready for it. Well if you're an American and you've ever lived anywhere. Spent spent some time outside of the states in any kind of capacity other than the other than vacation or holiday. You're going to see that the attitude that we carry with us just from birth for being an American the way we think and the looking at the positive and the possible and not the impossible Your anomaly that's why do so well over here you know as I. I've clients all over Europe and it's and we started a political party which is now the third largest party in Germany. And you. Obviously you obviously haven't haven't gone more towards how they do things over there you've really dug in on how we do things in the US more so oh yeah of course. I mean that's that's all you gotTa keep you put your yourself unique. If I'm like everybody else here. Why would they? Why would they need me so I walk into place at all time? It blows my mind. I've worked for Mick Jagger John Andrea Bocelli just like superstars. Because you're an American he. Okay good we can you. It's great because they know okay this guy's going to get the job done that mindset. Yeah of course. Yeah I Stephen Okay. So you drop into big names or intake quick break right back and then we're GonNa talk about talk about that. Hold on Navy. Federal Credit has a mission to put members. 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You said we're Mick Jagger Eliminate John. I'm GonNa hold on your okay. Are you serious? How did that? How did you come to that? If you really WanNa know the truth. I just basically walked up to him and said what what I can offer them as far as the solution for the problem that I knew they had and they accepted so the pursuit of the problem that Mick Jagger had is he was in Berlin and his bodyguard hurt himself was in London. And this is a one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and I waited for minutes hotel and said Hey when he came in as a bodyguard and he said what do you mean who sent you sent me and I said what I know I speak German. I know the city a poem ex military. You Know Yada Yada Yada and I'm qualified and he said talk to my talk to cj. Who's assistant and C. J? Asked me if you answered the question correctly you got the job and I said go ahead and he said. Do you know where to get the best German sausages do house four hundred bucks a day and that was it so it was. It was a amazing and then leaving. Johnny met on a beach in Florida and Just said yellow when you're up and we started to talk and she sent whenever guys over here. We hooked up became friends and we ended up taking her company to six different countries over here. And what that day does that that showed me look man Steven. You're much more possibility. Then you believe we. We never know what we're capable tour thrown into it right so much like when you go to war and That's what I started doing so as I did with the health club chain and the other chains that I worked with I would start a company or turn it around and so for the last you know. Fifteen years probably I've been doing turnarounds and Meaning business turnarounds. Companies are in trouble. Cubbies need it did are stuck at a at a revenue plateaued camp breakthrough. I sort of take them to that level and worked with fortune. Five hundred companies Nasdaq Company's stock market in UK. A German politicians. That kind of stuff A political parties. Because it's all about money right so so I got pretty good at it and about a year and a half ago I hooked up with a special forces vet named Lane Bologne and We started a quality of Life Enterprises Kuo L. ENTERPRISE DOT COM and we do consulting and we do a program called Hubbell Alpha leader program and that stems from the book. That's coming out on the second of March called unleash your humble Alpha. And that's it. Humble Alpha Book Dot Com. You can then you can download an excerpt of it and that is. It's a five step program to to unleashing the epic leader Father Brother Man. Inside of you and we're we basis on her life and how we live. You See. I mean I people ask me all the time. Well what qualifies you to sail this stuff while I don't know if his qualification but Lane and I both Do we want to do when we WANNA do? I WanNa do we want to do it? We're not bound by anyone's roles. And that's because we're both in a position where we're Alpha's but were also humble enough to be able to realize we have to learn all the time and that we have to teach so we base a book on five core principles. I won't go through all but there's five core principles that we live by that actually are proprietary. This means this is not regurgitated and is not theory this is actual real life and Like I said it was coming. On Second March. The program will be available as of the second of March as well and of course Besides that I you know I I buy and sell companies as bring into stock market under what they call it. A collaboration which is a very very small cost for you to bring your company. Sme that makes at least one million a year into the stock market for pennies per pennies on the dollar which doubles your evaluation overnight and gives you gives you access to institutional capital. It's you know it's all business it's all business and it's all people so it doesn't matter what I do. It's always with people and businesses and I'm known for getting the contacts at other people can't get so yeah so I think there's probably you'd probably agree. There's definitely common theme with when you walk into a company that struggling. There's probably definitely a common theme granted. There's the business aspects of it but there's probably a common theme to what's missing or what's not happening or wrong. Things that are happening. Can you speak to that a little bit like I mean ballsy move with walking? Right up to Mick Jagger insane I mean that's awesome but granted Obviously you gotTa be bold at times and you got to have the confidence but when when you once you is there a common theme with what typically is going wrong it not only with people individuals themselves but with companies. Oh Yeah I can can typically see within an half an hour forty five minutes being in the company we're we're sticking typically leadership You know they're they're working in the business working in the business. They're in one position. There might there matt and Mike Micro instead of macro. Look your intention has to be has to be micro but your vision has to be macro or your view has to be macro to see what's gone company. A lot of people don't empower. They managed from above instead of below instead of beside And there's a lot of things that people don't know that they don't know what to do. So for instance there's three ways to accompany and only three ways and that's Higher prices more clients and repeat sales fourth ways of by company and underneath those three ways or thirty five different ways to those and I can go into a company and say what are you doing. Let me see your. When's the last time you did a mailing to your mailing list? We haven't okay. There's number one right. How many collaboration parties do have we don't have collaboration? Okay there's number two and I can literally with immediate impact have revenue within a couple of days in that company just by implementing some of these procedures. But that's that's That's the hard part is actually the culture structures are easy cultures difficult why. Nba was actually a management of change. So I studied this matters And it doesn't really matter if it was doing it before that too but you know some people want that dead box checked. And so yeah. It's typically the leader is not aligned with his identity and purpose within the company so their identity might be on the CEO. But that's actually not an identity. That's what they are not who they are. And when you when you recognize yourself as title and you're missing the alignment you have and that's typically why Leaders of companies have a less than. Let's say less than good home life. You know what I mean because working too much the focus on that therefore they feel feel powerful at work and not powerful at home and a good thing I always ask is like. Hey if your wife was in flying the wall in the boardroom which recognize you and vice versa. If one of your employees were in your dining room at dinnertime if you even eat together with day with recognize would you be embarrassed? And that's that's like a litmus test and I would say eighty five ninety percent of all leaders say damn. That's that's hard and I can say that the humble Alpha unleashing a book. That's what it's all about is getting you that presence in life own your own presence and you own it in every sector of life so no matter if you walk into your living room or you walk into a boardroom. You walk into a room with three thousand people. People realize you're there and that you own your presence and it's just so important when you're doing business and that's how I could walk up to two Mick Jagger Olivia or Andrea Bocelli. And what I do I do that. I call it. We call it into book creating space and creating spaces real simple. I go up to any person I go up to us or I speak to people. I'm GONNA Board Room or whatever and I have one intention one attention. Only that is to create value. I don't any expectations. I don't have any cookie cutter solutions. I don't wait for them to get done a talk and so I can shoot my my proposal. I literally go in with zero expectations and one attention and that always creates a win win. So that's how you can walk up to anyone. I mean I I walked up to Bill Clinton on. Hey William Jefferson Clinton. How you doing you think he turned around. Of course he did. Because I use this whole name. No one does that so there's always a way to. There's always a way to be that person that people WANNA talk to. Yeah that's interesting so some of the things that you're talking about an. I know this has a little cliche but over here American. Tv watching the Prophet and Shark tank and any of that stuff that comes on. I'm always interested in watching it. Not necessarily from from you know why they want me to watch it but I find it fascinating. I pick up on the fact that most of the time there's an issue with the business it's it is because the leadership of the business the founder the the guy who started the big idea in the beginning of the guy who's running the company. Whatever they just can't get out of their own way. And you mentioned you you'd gloss over this really quick but this is a huge point. I even know some folks that have oriented their entire consulting business. Around this whole the the catchphrase. The problem with allow leaders is. They're working in their business instead of working on their business business. Exactly yeah. Obviously wh why do you suppose an even catch myself doing this? Even with like something simple as his podcast I find myself working in it of obviously no one can no. No one else can do the interview for me but I found myself in the weeds a lot of the time I need to be there. So what do you suppose that? The trigger mechanism is for most people getting stuck working in their business. They're working on it. We'll start out small don't you? Is this your idea so you put one? Yeah but one block in the top either the another block next thing you know you got five hundred block and you're still trying to do it. It's you know you have to. I always say you can delegate the task but never responsibility so the responsibility itself is massive but the task isn't massive just responsibilities so when you delegate and you give directives or you give the vision or you share the vision. People are going to WanNa do that for you. When you're let's say humble Alpha they're going to say I want close Steve. You know I wanna I WANNA do. I want to do this for him because I love his vision. I love Going I can identify with it. But that can only happen. If I have a culture of productivity in in in the company we actually teaching the program how you can take this down to your teams and increase innovation productivity and decrease conflict right just because of the fact that everyone's align and not just aligned on piece of paper with a nice picture and poster on the wall with all this stuff but really tell you it takes a lot of work but yeah you know because we all start out and we all start out as entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are famous for no one one thing really well and the rest not and they're also they're also famous for saying no. I can do myself you know. So that's that's that's usually what it is and it doesn't take long for them to step back. It's hard for them to do it but doesn't take long for them to realize step back on this particular this yeah and it's so easy even online businesses so easy like oh. I've got I'm starting a podcast next thing you know I need. I need to become an expert on how to build a website and then I got to become an expert on how to be social media expert and not only become a social media expert but spent all my time doing social media everyday and now I'm not even have time to do my podcast interviews. Yes happens yeah well. This is what I do. This is real simple if I don't feel like doing it because I don't. I'm not interested in it that I won't do it. I won't even learn it. You'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA like I'll get someone to do you typically. It's a either volunteer someone that wants to learn from your mentor. I MENTOR THEM. And say look you learn it. I'll pay for it. Whatever course it is you need to learn whatever or if they're already us if you know Efficient added just doing. Explain me how it works one time when we're done and just make sure it works. Well nobody can work done and to tell it because look. I need my time to be innovative. I need my time to be creative all the time. I can't be stuck in. I can't be stuck. You know typing up a document about an interview that I have a podcast to and you know right now. My my volunteer isn't volunteering at the. Because there's some stuff going on so I I'm three podcasts. Behind because I'm just not doing the right. I'm just not doing it I'm not doing. It doesn't doesn't trip my trigger. So yeah you know it's interesting so you hit on a very very important point there You that totally lost my thought. Actually my wife just opened. The door was a totally personal studio. So Eh you know life happens. So you'd mentioned and I think this is. Sometimes we're veteran entrepreneurs can can step on the land minor or hit the roadblock obstacle whatever it may be from Melvin for multi vendor perspective. We think we're invincible. When you're bulletproof we can do anything and coming out of the military. I can finally just do everything myself. You know or you get caught in that trap early quick where all of sudden you think you can become a website expert social media expert Anna podcast relative same time because you feel invincible and you can finally dedicate yourself to it. You're going to do it but you mentioned well if early feel like doing something that I don't do it. Just go find someone else. What from from a military perspective. We're so used a sucking up paying in uncomfortableness. All the time that it's it's a mind shift is to say. Hey this gives me energy to do every day. These things don't give me energy in these things suck energy out of me from a military perspective. It's like well I'm just going to have to get used to it and suck it up where from a business perspective. You don't do that you know if you're if you're an NCO officer you you you delegate it to right yeah so you had troops the troops. Don't ask the I just. It's just how it's the angle that you look at it from. Don't look at it from the inside. Look at it from the outside okay. You're a structure of company You're the head and you're doing everything now. You have no employees. Well maybe you have some that can help you paying three hundred bucks a month or whatever help you They'll do all of the admin and you have a partner maybe that comes on. It's not one company partner but you guys collaborate. They do something that you don't like to do something they don't like to do. And so you're working together. You're moving forward but you're you're actually enjoying what you're doing and not doing the things you don't like and I know that sounds like oh you're you you can have that luxury. I've always been that way when I got out. I you know when when I got out and I started opening my bars and stuff. I didn't know I didn't know how to do. The coffee is and all this I was like. I don't even know I don't care. Just get someone to do it for me. Because I want to focus on the thing that I'm killing and that's that's how you reach goals. You are hyper focus on the one thing that you're going to reach the one thing you want to reach the one thing that you. WanNa absolutely kill. And then you've got to write down a goal for that for what it is you WANNA kill. And if it's monetary gold and write it down with a date right so this is what I'm GonNa do by this time. You have to live at edith tastes it smell it. You have to have it that way. And most people get into entrepreneurs start a business and then they're asking around. They think they have to form an LLC and Pale comes money get this at the other. You don't just get started one foot in front of the other and make it happen for yourself. See what happens. Adjust fire and adjust as we say right in. The fifty caliber walked in. I was just listening to my wife was listen to Amazon courses. She's going through at the moment and If the guy was kind of summarized and said he doing this activity he made sixty five grand last year. Just one one of the activities but he had to spend twenty five grand pain virtual assistants and people to do all sorts of other stuff for him and so his net was forty grand. Just that when activity if some people told me she's dude all makes sixty five instead of only making forty. He's like I'm not going to do that because I'm GonNa pay pay people to do the nickel work and I'm going to do the big the big work myself. And so he's free he's free and only make forty grand or he's totally consumed and make sixty five and that's key also when you look at scaling you know a lot of people. It's impossible for a lot of entrepreneurs scale 'cause they do everything themselves acidy. Yeah you'll never be big. You know if if I look at what I do sometimes you know. I mean I don't really talk about my earnings but I made Pity occasionally per month that makes figures right so And that and that and that entails about. Oh about ten hours of work a week so you can imagine the difference between making six figures a month and ten hours a week as forty hours a week and making not even five figures like an employee. You see the the the the the the path that you can go as an entrepreneur. And that's and that's because I scaled number one through reducing my client base increasing price going on a higher level and they'll be able to have more impact so that's one way scaling of the way scaling of course hiring people but I'd always cautioned against that depending on what. Your Business Model is but for instance when I was hired a abroad on contract to sell the product online called Les Bag When I started I had absolutely no idea what to do. Never did anything online in my life and we did thirty million six months and that was through Calling Walmart calling target and calling. Costco's say hey how do I sell stuff to you guys? And the next thing all they're they're buying twenty thousand units and ten thousand units and then we're selling line and you know yeah and it just you just. Yeah but I kept delegates. I need to do it and I need some websites do it I need. I need to is customer. Service REP FOR THE FOR THE PROGRAM. Go do it. And it would just get revenue share this that and the other Baba crazy they stephen. Unfortunately we're out of time Give us your website one more time in where we can find your book the this episodes coming out on the night the march so just launched So give us where we can find. Both of those sure thing. I'm humble Alpha Book. Dot Com is. The one book is website and Or Business website is Chew O. L. ENTERPRISES DOT COM Q. As in quality life enterprises dot com awesome and immunity. The final word. If you talk into someone who's still in the military going through transition and they they've got this concept and there they really Wanna get out and run their own business. Become an anouar. What kind of advice would you have form? Do It yourself in the beginning. Don't depend on anyone. No one's responsible for you except for you. I know we like working teams and I know. We love having the support of other veterans. But no one has your best interest at heart besides you. I promise you take it from a guy who failed many a time by late leaning on other people. It won't work for you. It'll cause heartaches and to go into it with no expectations and only with intentions intentions are the beginning you can control. The expectations are the end. You can't control that control control what you can control successful that way some well. He's Stephen. Lots of Golden Nuggets. Wish we could go on for a couple more hours Look at Your Future. Success at checkout your podcast. How do you find any packaged? Is it on the oil enterprises No it's not. Actually it says that's my private podcast so it's called the hit show on the hit stands for honesty integrity transparency about that. Yeah so it's the H. Period I period T. period hit show with Stephen Cohn and on apple stitcher always places awesome. Okay all right well. That's it my time in appreciate the Great Golden Nuggets in we look for future success. Thank you bye veterans. You're asking me listening to veteran on the move. Your Pathfinder to freedom if you like to show review and I tunes reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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Footsteps to Heaven - How the Light of Christ Always Conquers Darkness

Footsteps to Heaven

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Footsteps to Heaven - How the Light of Christ Always Conquers Darkness

"This episode of Footsteps To Heaven is brought to you by gents Oestmann good news ministries of G. N. DOT ORG presents footsteps to heaven. Life's journey full of challenges. Sometimes we get stalled sometimes we get sidetracked when we walk with. Jesus the power of the Holy Spirit to the destination that God the father designed for us. The results are better than we could ask for or imagine. And now here's your host Terry Modique. The Gospel of John First Chapter Verse Five assures versus that light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not overcome it. What are you concerned? Learned about in your own life where darkness seems to have taken over. The devil seems to have been interfering The ways of the world world or interfering the the people in your lives are are doing ugly. Things are behaving in ways as that caused problems. What is going on in your life? That has you worried about the darkness that has you worried period because whatever it is you're worried about there is darkness there and we need need to realize that in the problems that we have darkness is playing some kind of a role if the problem is something like the Lord is asking asking you to do something. You don't WanNa do it. Then the darkness is within yourself and there's this struggle going on between light and dark in you and if it's someone outside of you someone who is causing problems darkness in that person's life is instigating their problems. But I'm I'm here to tell you that light conquers this the light of Christ conquers it because what John. The Gospel ready was writer was talking about because what John The Gospel writer was talking about. In that first chapter was the word who became flesh the truth who became flesh. Jesus Christ the word of God came to dwell among us. The light of God came to dwell among us the light of God the truth the holiness this came to dwell not only among us but in US Jesus came to Earth so that we it could learn from him and receive from him through his Holy Spirit. This very same light that he has so that we live as victors over. Every problem that we encounter in our lives so that we can conquer the devil darkness. Miss is weaker than light. Our problems don't feel that way. Though do they problems seem overwhelming unending. Gang problems can certainly seem like they're you know like evil is more powerful than good no matter how much good you do to try to rectify a situation Shen someone else's wrongdoing prevails and just and is keeps life hard or or miserable or you you know keeps the wounds going You know it seems like darkness overcomes alight. But I'm here to tell you to reassure you something that you already really no but probably need to hear again because I know this ministers to me whenever I think about how overwhelming the darkness around me sometimes gets and seems like is getting more and more so think about the power of light light over darkness in in the physical world you know. Let's we'll get to the spiritual in a minute talking about Christ but if you were to take two rooms they have no windows or the windows are all sealed off blackened out. There's no way for light to get in and if you were to make a hole in the wall that can work in the wall that connects these two rooms and in one one of the rooms. You Lit a lamp or a candle. Would the room that is without without that light. The dark room would the darkness diminish the light in the other room passing through that that whole or would the light pass through the whole and diminish the darkness. You know what happens. The light diminishes the darkness. The Light of Christ in you diminishes the darkness in your neighbor. Think about yourself as the room that has the light and who is it that you're concerned about that you're next to WHO's all in darkness light of Christ in you is leaking through to that person. Listen whether they want it to or not all you need to do is be Christ for them and they are encountering Christ whether they realize is it or not whether they ask for it or not and yeah they might hide from it. Run from it you know did this like you for it. Reject you for it but your light is stronger than at the light of Christ in you is stronger than that. So let's talk about the power of light from the spiritual perspective if Jesus who is the light of the world is a gazillion times brighter and more powerful than all the demons and put together all the darkness. All your trials you know. He is bigger than all of that and infinitely so when I said a gazillion. Well you know. That's a made up word. But he's even bigger than that more powerful than that. The light is brighter than that. Let me tell you a story about something that happened to me. Many years ago I visited did somebody's house and spent a couple of nights there and on the first night there in the middle of the night I was awakened by a sound that I sound like a gunshot but nobody had shotgun off and it woke me out of my sleep and as I was trying to go back to sleep my bed started shaking. You know now and it wasn't an earthquake and in my mind's eye I could see very clearly I should maybe Bitter wave saying it is in my spirit which was anointed by the Holy Spirit which is graced by the Holy Spirit. I saw behind to me. I mean because the head of the bed was was against the wall and in the wall and on the other side of the wall behind me. Now Mind you. I'm lying down and and I can't see behind me physically. I could see up. I can see front but I can't see behind me. I'm not turning my head around but I knew you could see there. Were Demons back there. Shaking my head trying to terrify me to get me to leave this house. I saw that and I knew that as clearly as I can see the back of my hand you know it was it was that real and I knew that to stop that all eighty to do was say the name of Jesus but these teams were oppressing me and I couldn't Get my mouth to open up so I started thinking you know. I'm not going to let this defeat me. The Light of Christ's in me is stronger than as darkness. So I thought the name Jesus and in my mind I repeated that name Jesus and the more now demons cannot read your mind if if you have the mind of Christ if you are a Christian fully alive and your relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and you demons cannot read your mind but the power of God's light the light of crisis so strong that all I need to do was start to think the name Jesus and repeat that in my mind over over and over again and every time I said in my mind the name of Jesus the closer to the surface of the closer to my mouth got until I was able to Actually say it out loud and the moment I said Jesus out loud the first time the first moment that that came out of my mouth the darkness fled led the bed. Stop shaking the demons behind the wall. Were gone I spent the next few minutes praising the Lord and trying to sort and how what was going on and I never really did figure out why that happened except for the fact. I knew that they didn't want me there in particular home. That's how powerful the name of of Jesus is and that's the same thing as saying that's how powerful the light of Christ. Let me give you another way of looking at it. Another example full of how powerful light is. Let's go back into the history of our church. Our roots are in the the Jewish religion member. Jesus was a Jew and Christianity is based on is founded on Judaism the the Old Covenant Giving Way to the New Covenant in Christ in Jewish understanding of light and darkness. They know they've you know all we back through the Old Testament. Jews knew that light gets rid of darkness. Darkness darkness gives way to light. Light never gives way to darkness. This is why the Jews begin the day considers. There is a new day to begin at dusk so that on a Friday. For example at dusk this is when the Sabbath begins begins. This is when and see the light. You know if you're seeing this on on podcast by the way I mean and video the video version of this this podcast. I have a window open behind me when I started making this podcast it was overcast out there. And that's why didn't close the blinds But as I'm talking and I could see myself on my on my camera The the sign is is getting brighter and brighter. And and looking at how. It's affecting what I look like here with. My hair seemed to be glowing from the light coming from behind. I I think God is trying to just illustrate what I'm saying here but I I just think that's interesting but getting back to what I was saying. The Jews they were so fool. The understanding about how darkness gives way to light that they consider the day begins ends with dusk when night time comes that is the beginning of the day. This is why the Sabbath begins begins what we consider to be Friday evening Saturday. The Sabbath begins for them Friday evening. We think Saturday begins at midnight and the Jews think Saturday begins when the sun goes down on Friday because when the morning morning arrives darkness is giving way to light so every day starts with darkness and gives way to light so when your day to day ends think about this as the sun goes down. You're getting tired right. You've been awake all all day. You've been doing things all day. And our body clocks start producing Melatonin are hormones. Produced the Melatonin tone in to help us be sleepy so that we sleep at night. Think of it this way. We don't get sleepy because the day has ended. We get sleepy because God wants to prepare us for the next day at night. Our New Day begins when we go when the sun goes down and then we go to bed to sleep and rest because while we are resting our brain is being renewed their chemicals that wash through our brain and reenergize the cells which is why we feel so much much more alert in the morning than we do at the end of the day. Why it's better to make decisions in the morning? Then at the end of the day why it's easier to remember number things in the morning. Then at the end of the day our brains have a call. Brainwashing God does the brainwashing during the night and at night. We are resting up for whatever God wants us to do. In the new day in the darkness in the darkness. Nisa of what. You're going through right now. Whatever trials whatever troubles whenever you thought about at the beginning of this podcast God is preparing you in in this darkness for what he wants you to do? When and the rest period is over and darkness gives way to light light? He's got something for you to do in the light. You bring the light of Christ into the world you bring the light of Christ into the darkness around you. God has a plan when you go to bed at night ask the Holy Spirit to come and feel your your dreams and to fill your your your brainwashing to feel your thoughts when you awaken with his own presence his own thoughts with the light of Christ with his calling on your life with the mission that he's calling you to nighttime is preparation for daytime darkness is not something that we need to look at as as bad. Yes yes there's bad in it. Yes it is. Darkness is not of the Lord. Darkness is of the devil. But we're not in any way defeated by that we're not in any way succumbing to that darkness for us who are followers of Christ. That darkness is the resting period the preparation period for what he wants us to delight. So use your dark times to get closer to the Lord to say come holy only spirit. I need you come. Lord Jesus Guide Me Come Holy Spirit filming come Lord Jesus and and blow your breath on me a new to fill me with your Holy Spirit. Father God I am your child your precious precious child child and I know that you have a plan that will bring goodness out of this bad stuff Romans. Eight twenty eight. God works all things together for our good if we are following Christ every darkness every trial has a blessing or multiple blessings in them. Satan doesn't want us to know that saint was us to be in fear. Saint wants us to feel oppressed. Saint wants says to feel Like we can't see in darkness. We can't see what's coming. We can't see what the Lord is doing saints. Says you can't see what the Lord is doing because he's not doing anything and God is saying. You can't see what I'm doing because it is hidden from you right now. But that's so that your faith ace will grow trust me. More in the darkness is the time where we grow in trusting God. We grow in face because we I need to darkness is when the beauty of God shines just beyond our vision but our hearts. It's in our spirits. No it's there and if you don't that means you need to spend more time in prayer in more time in reading what saints have said and what the lives of saints like more time Going to church maybe going to EUCHARISTIC adoration Availing yourself playing and praising raising no playing praise and worship music and singing along with it. The darkness is a blessing because because this is when we grow closer to Christ so that his light will shine more brightly in us. It's an opportunity where God is saying. Come mm-hmm come closer to me realize I am with you. I have not abandoned you. One of my favorite prayers very powerful prayer but very simple all when facing all the dark stuff going on in your life he say. Jesus here's what's going on. Of course he knows it. But we're in dialogue with him and he wants wants us to T- to talk it out. Jesus here's what's going on but I trust in you take care of everything. Take care of everything and then we go to sleep at night. You know. We rest knowing that Jesus is taking care of everything and when the darkness gives way to light we are part of getting rid of the darkness. Lord worked through us in US and for us. Let let me tell you another story that illustrates this when I was a teenager. I got involved in the occult. I had been raised a Christian. Jesus had been in my best friend but when I gave myself over to the sin of the Colt I turned away from Jesus and the darkness came into my life over a period of seven years. I totally lost interest in Christ. I'd still believe he existed. But I totally lost interest in being follower. I really was corrupted by the ways of the world and and enjoying it and trying to corrupt others but Jesus did not abandon me. Jesus the light of Christ came into my life. My darkness gave Way to light. Jesus rescued me. And that's a whole other story. And in some other podcasts. I've gone into it and You can read something about it on. My website is well where where you find out more. We're about who I am tells my story there the point I want to make right now. Is that light. overtakes darkness darkness gives way to light. When Christ rescued me from the occult the light that I entered into afterwards was much brighter fuller more complete more powerful than the light? I'd had in my life before I had gotten into the darkness. It was after Jesus. Rescued me from the occult that I met the Holy Spirit and was filled with with the truce I hadn't it's known before and became Catholic and and was called to ministry the Light of my post occult halt years has been nonstop brighter than it was. Before my occult years everybody that you're concerned -cerned about who is in darkness realize that your prayers are bringing Christ light into their lives and God is is using their darkness to teach them something and when he rescues them from it and your prayers are going to help make sure that happens. There are people people who who never turned to Christ. Never come out of darkness and they have nobody praying for them. Your prayers will make a difference. Your prayers united to Hugh Christ. Who is the mediator? Already praying for them as a mediator praying before God the father for their souls and the blessed mother's others praying for them get their their patron saint there confirmation saint the their baptism will say other saints that apply to this the type of situation there in get them all praying your friends in the church get them all praying. This makes a difference all this brings the light of Christ into their lives and when Jesus rescues them finally and darkness gives way to the light. The light it's going to be in their lives is going to be way a brighter. Way More effective way bigger and more important with a mission that they are called to then whatever their life was like before they got into the darkness. That's the way God works. That's the truth of the Gospel. That's what Jesus is all about. When Jesus gave himself into the darkness of Good Friday Easter was a a brighter light then what his life had been like before the cross light? The gives way to darkness is only temporary. It's just like dusk. Come as the day ends. Dusk settles in the night. Settles in and just like Jesus going into the Tomb. It's a period of rest for us or for whatever it is it's going through it and from that. The resurrection comes and it is always brighter. Then life before the cross rest in this truth rely on this truth. Both pray in the power of this truth because God wants to use you as an instrument of his light and is already doing so so use the times darkness to grow closer to God to make a difference and allow God to make a difference in you that prepares as you for what he wants you to do. When the darkness gives way to light to help with that? Pray this prayer with me. Open up your hands the up your hands to receive what God wants to give you come. Holy Spirit fill me come Holy Spirit. Renew me come Holy Spirit. Whatever is dark in me replace with the Holy Light of Christ come come Holy Spirit? Teach me the truths that defeat the lies of darkness come Holy Spirit encourage me to live in the light of Christ in the midst of the darkness. That seems to be smothering me or in in the people. Pull that I'm praying for come Holy Spirit. Make me an instrument of the light of Christ Kamali Spirit. You have my permission to change me Amen. God bless you. You've been listening to Terry. Mojica of good news ministries for more faith builders or to learn more about this is ministry. Come visit our website at G. N M DOT org. You'll find online resources and lots more to help you know. The father's father's love and grow closer to Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit Visit G N M dot org today.

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