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"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Women can't become men. Are you kidding me? You mean to tell me they're talking about this stuff to little kids in schools? Who's authorized this? What is happening? Many, many, many people are turning to God because the lunacy everywhere we look, Anheuser Bush pushing a transgender, Disney pushing transgender, the LA Dodgers and on and on and on. People understand, OK, it's time that we wake up, we take action, we get involved, we haven't been doing it. Shame on us. We need to get involved. And one big part of that is our prayers and our confidence in God. So, folks, get a copy of Third Heaven Authority so you can understand part of what we're talking about. We'll be right back. Final segment with Pastor Mike Thompson. Welcome back. We're talking to my friend, Pastor Mike Thompson, brand new book, Third Heaven Authority. Mike, before we get into the final thing, how can people find you on YouTube or the name of the ministry or what's an easy way for people to find you? Most all of the social media accounts, Eric, are Mike Thompson Ministries can be YouTube, Rumble, Instagram, Facebook, Mike Thompson Ministries. OK, Mike Thompson Ministries. Now, we were mentioning how evil has become bolder, more brazen, more manifest, and it's waking a lot of people up. And you were talking about there's increased spiritual warfare from the dark side, the sorcery, people that are openly occultic. Talk about that. I had an encounter a couple of weeks ago, and a lot of people may not understand exactly what all this means. But, you know, I was praying, just minding my own business. And suddenly it's like the Holy Spirit just drew me into the spiritual realm. And at that particular point, I saw a vision. And in this vision, there was a large anvil that was there in front of me. And I saw a large metal hammer come crashing down on it. My first thought was, you know, this course hammers, anvils, that kind of stuff. But then I realized when the hammer hits the anvil with such force that it cracked the anvil. Something's different going on. That's not supposed to happen, right? Yeah, right. And so the Lord spoke to me and he began talking to me about how that he's bringing a hammer of justice against the anvil of idolatry and witchcraft. And so I looked this up and he said, I'm using the lion's army, in other words, the prayer warriors, third heaven authority warriors, to break that anvil. And he began talking to me about how that it's mixed up so much witchcraft, sorcery, magical arts, all talking about the same thing in scripture that's mixed up with Jezebel on the far left. In fact, Jezebel at one point by King Jehu, when he was coming against her, described and said that she was operating in witchcraft, sorcery. And so that form of demonic is actually involved in and connected with the far left. And the Lord said, there's so much sorcery mixed in with Jezebel's agenda. And when you look at all the things that are going on in America and he said, the body of Christ is bringing to stop to that, maybe not a complete stop, but we're paralyzing. We're exposing that form of wickedness that is behind it, because, you know, even the idolatry and false worship and false gods is demonic spirits. And so they're at play. Well, I know that you shared the kind of longer version of that story on your YouTube channel. I watched it. I don't know. It was a week ago or something like that. But so for people who want more of this, I highly recommend that you follow Pastor Mike Thompson on YouTube or wherever you can find him, Pastor Mike Thompson. And again, that you get a copy of Third Heaven Authority, because I can't think of anyone, really, Mike, who is like you, who is teaching on this stuff. This is vital stuff, because we want people to stop being baby Christians and to grow up, to mature in their faith and to activate their faith and to know how to pray and to walk in that authority. So thank you, Mike, for your ministry and thank CK and congratulations on the publication of the book Third Heaven Authority. Just a joy to be with you. Thank you. Oh, I appreciate it, Eric. Love you. Keep on keeping on, brother. We're for you. Back at you. OK, let's get this cavity filled. Uh, doctor, I think your tank is leaking laughing gas. Gas? Did you hear you can save on gas at BJ's Wholesale Club? Wait, you can save on gas at BJ's? Yeah. Members save on everyday low gas prices. You gotta be kidding me. Nope. These savings are no joke. BJ's absurdly simple savings. Shop today. Not a member? Go to BJ's dot com slash simple savings.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We have an obligation to care. Oh, exactly. You know, one of the good things that I want to say, Eric, is that I really believe that we are part of this pendulum swing that's coming back is not only on the political side and how God is beginning to bring righteousness and and justice back. But I think that there is a great spiritual release of goodness that's coming to the Kingdom of God. And I think that God's really moving people into a place to where I analogize that when Jesus was in the wilderness, trials, tribulations, all the things that he went through during that period of time, you know, the 40 days in the wilderness, that the Lord has been dealing with me, that we are coming out of the wilderness like Jesus. I'm talking about the body of Christ and those who are really spiritual warriors and really go for being released in the power of the Spirit. We're in a time of the power of the Spirit right now. And so that is changing individuals lives and is changing our nation in such significant ways right now. I want people to be encouraged if you're a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are coming out of the time of testing, trials, tribulations, which this last three years has been. The power of the Spirit of God is going to propel you into great things, not only in your own individual life, but also for our nation. And I think that's another part of this whole thing we're talking about, the restoration of Donald Trump to political office, all of these things. There's such a shift everywhere in America right now, and it's so encouraging. Well, so to reiterate, you are really hopeful and you're hearing from God. I know you well enough, Mike, that you hear from God. You don't blow smoke. You're not just saying this because it's a nice idea, but you sense this in the Spirit. And you're an encouragement to those who listen to you because you're saying this is what God is saying is happening. We can see some of it in the natural. There is tremendous darkness. And I want to be clear to folks. We're in a war. We're dealing with very dark forces, but in a sense, they've outed themselves. The evilness has become more evil, more manifest, more obviously evil to people who normally would just be going through life. They look around at the madness and they say, wait a minute, what is happening? Men can't become women.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Some of that is being activated politically. Some of that is being outspoken culturally. Some of that is sharing things on social media. Get involved in every way you can. But for sure, without any question, one way you can be involved is through prayer. And obviously you talk about that in the book Third Heaven Authority. But you are hopeful that we could bring Trump back and that God would use him to restore this country. And I just had General Flynn on a few days ago. And I think that what we have ahead is huge. In other words, the work that has to be done. The government has to practically be gutted. We have a tremendously corrupt government. And the deep state needs to be gutted. The swamp needs to be drained and defunded. We need total reform in the FBI and in the intelligence community and on and on. If we don't do those things, then it continues to be corrupt. So we do have a lot of work to do. But at the heart of it is God's people doing what God calls them to do. Yeah, and I think one of the things that people ask me sometimes, they say, well, does Donald Trump matter? I mean, you know, the plan is more important than the man. And I say, no, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Who could have replaced Moses? Who could have replaced King David? Who could have replaced Jesus? Who could have replaced Peter or Paul? The man matters. And at this point, that man has a hand of the Lord on him. And look, we don't need to pretend like, you know, in case because I can hear people say, oh, you know, they're comparing Donald Trump to Jesus and David. And folks, we could have just said Lincoln. We could have just said George Washington. We could have said Winston Churchill. The fact of the matter is, if it hadn't been for George Washington, I do not believe we would have won the Revolutionary War and become America because God appointed George Washington to do what he did. I believe the same thing is true of Lincoln. I believe the same thing is true of Churchill. There are figures in history and you've just said it. It matters. The Lord picked that person. The Lord created that person for that specific role at that time in history. And that's the case you're making for Trump. And frankly, it makes sense to me. That's that's kind of just how I see it, you know. Right. And so my support for Trump is not based purely upon what I've rationalized and tried to figure out, oh, I like him or what he does or, you know, whatever. Of course I do. But it's because the Lord impressed it upon me. My conviction is so solid on that, that that's the only thing I can do is go forward in faith. And one of the things, Eric, too, is that I believe that the 2020 election needs to be fixed. What does that mean to be fixed? Well, I think that it needs to be brought back to righteousness in some manner. And without Trump coming back in 2024, I don't see how that can happen. OK, I agree with that. And we will continue this conversation with Pastor Mike Thompson. The book is Third Heaven Authority. Welcome back. I'm talking to Pastor Mike Thompson. The book is Third Heaven Authority. You were just saying that you believe, as many people who are paying attention believe, that the 2020 election was stolen. I wish that weren't true. I wish I were exaggerating. The more I look at it, the more I think people are foolish to think that the Democrats wouldn't do that. They would do anything for power. Many of them are convinced Donald Trump is Hitler. And they would, you know, take him out with a bullet, stealing ballots, whatever you need to do to cripple him while he's in office, to make sure he doesn't get back in office, anything. And so, yes, I do believe genuinely that that's what happened. And if you pay any attention to what happened, I'm sorry, folks, but that's real. So you say, Pastor Mike Thompson, that God wants to make that right. And it's kind of like I think you said, like, you know, if your car is stolen, how do you resolve that? Ideally, by getting the car back to its original owner. And somehow that's what you're talking about. Right. In that analogy I made a long time ago was that if it was stolen out of your driveway, the police find a guy and they call you and say, we found him. We're going to put him in jail, but we're going to keep the car. Let him keep the car. No, no, no. It's got to come back. So, yeah, I don't know, Eric, in all honesty, exactly how it's going to play out. But I do know that God is going to bring some kind of restoration to that. That's my firm conviction. And, you know, when we talk about how it was stolen there, they said, well, you don't have proof for that. You know, it's a conglomeration of all kinds of things and from voting laws being changed to ballot harvesting to I mean, the list goes on. In my state of Nevada, they had the reports of I think it was something like two thousand dead people voted, you know, and none of them were Republicans. So the conglomeration that needs to be fixed. And so I really believe that God's doing it this cycle. Well, again, the corruption is just despicable and it's huge level of corruption. And ladies and gentlemen, that is a moral issue. If you do not care about filthy corruption in your own government, in your electoral system, that's amazing to me. That's really it's immoral to look away when you have a responsibility as an American citizen to care that every person's vote counts. And, you know, as you said, Pastor Mike, it was it was a number of things. I was in the film Two Thousand Mules. That was one way that they did that. Messing with the machines. Some people don't know that in I think it was in 2016, HBO made a documentary on how all of those machines could be hacked and it was made with Democrat talking heads. They were complaining about how all those machines could be hacked. The whole film was on HBO. Once it worked to get Trump out of office, they stopped. They stopped talking about it. And they said, if you talk about that, you know, you're crazy, whatever. But HBO made a documentary on the subject of hacking the machines to steal elections. And so there are innumerable things you touched on on a few of them. But when people say, oh, you don't talk about that, I think to myself, why shouldn't we talk about it? This is America. We have the freedom to talk about what's in front of our own eyes.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back. We're talking to Pastor Mike Thompson. His new book is Third Heaven Authority with a forward by Eric Metaxas. And I got to tell you, Pastor Mike, it's just a joy to know you personally and to get to introduce you to my audience because you've been such a real source of encouragement to me and to Suzanne. So you were just talking about that you believe firmly that it's God's will to call this nation back to himself, that we're on the verge of victories in that sense. Now, I never care how God does what he wants to do. That's the Lord's business. But has God shared with you whether Donald Trump would return to office? Because we are in a tremendous political battle right now. We know it's all spiritual ultimately, but is that something that you can talk about? And it doesn't matter what you say. I'm just curious. I believe that, well, two things. Number one is that God's hand is still on Donald Trump. Absolutely. I am a supporter of Donald Trump. So is my wife, CK, and those that are involved in this ministry and around. To say that God said beyond a shadow of a doubt that Donald Trump will be in office at the end of 2024, etc. I don't know that I can say that specifically, that God said. But what I can say is that God wants that. Absolutely. And one of the things that the Lord told me is that it's up to the body of Christ to pray him in. And, you know, when we talk about Trump, he does have the hand of the Lord on him. Some people say, well, well, others have the hand of the Lord on him. There are the candidates that are vying for the nomination and have the hand of the Lord. Everybody has the hand of the Lord on him. If they know Jesus Christ in the capacity of God is for them and they're in the kingdom, they're going. But when the hand of the Lord comes upon a person, there's a specific anointing. That anointing can be at times for a very specific function only. And so I believe that the anointing that God has placed on Donald Trump, which he told me in April of 2016, is for the office, for that work. And so I honestly believe that, yeah, he's going to make it to the presidency, but it's got to be with the prayers and the spiritual warfare of the body of Christ. Put him in there. OK, which is another reason I hope people will get a copy of Third Heaven Authority, because, folks, we need to be involved. We need to understand how this works. We need to understand how do I pray? If you follow Mike Thompson on YouTube, you begin to get a sense of that. But we need to be a part of this. This is not something that just happens because somebody said it's going to happen. God wants us to be involved. And I say that in my own capacity with my book, Letter to the American Church. God wants us all to be involved, to be doing everything we can.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Well, it's an amazing thing. When I was in Omaha, Nebraska with Hank Cooneman, Jean Bailey was there and he and his wife were reading your book. And I was excited about that because I thought to myself, more and more people need to understand this. What you're saying is biblical, obviously, otherwise I wouldn't want to be promoting these ideas on my program or anywhere. But what you're saying is biblical. And, and what we see happening is that this is a new season with God. He is calling his people to something new and beautiful. And I think maybe people don't understand that, that there are seasons that God appoints seasons. And in a way, we are living at a time now where the spiritual warfare is intense, but God is activating, wanting to activate his people to participate, to pray, and to be hopeful that we could take our country back away from authoritarians who don't believe in the founders vision of America, by the way, which is a biblical vision, the idea of self-government, you know, that ultimately all of that comes out of scripture, that God would be our King, that we would, we would answer to God. And so you are hopeful about America. Oh, totally. I don't think there's anything wrong with the system. I think it's a God ordained system. Just like you said, the problem is the people that occupy. And so the enemy has influenced a lot of people who hate America or don't like America or the, or the way that it has been going. And so they want to deviate and change it. God loves the system. He loves America. And so he's bringing us to a place. I firmly believe that what's happening is we're at a point right now where there's a complete pendulum switch. It's a swing rather. And that we are swinging back to the body of Christ and good, honest people in America, taking this country back for God. That's listen, that we're going to hit pause. We'll be right back. I want to hear more along those encouraging lines from Pastor Mike Thompson. The book is Third Heaven Authority. Tell me why Relief Factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question just the other night. I was asked that question. Well, the owners of Relief Factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right. Designed to heal. And I agree with them. And the doctors who formulated Relief Factor for them selected the four best ingredients. Yes, 100% drug free ingredients. And each one of them helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of the four ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway. That's the point. So approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful relief. If you've got back pain, shoulder, neck, hip, knee or foot pain from exercise or just getting older, you should order the three week quick start discounted to only $19.95 to see if it'll work for you. It has worked for about 70% of the half a million people who've tried it and have ordered more on one of them. Go to relieffactor.com or call 800-4-relief to find out about this offer. Feel the difference. Hey folks, you know how much I love Mike Lindell well. Right now, MyPillow has a massive closeout sale happening on their all season slippers. Listeners continually make the MySlippers the number one selling MyPillow product. And I have a feeling you want to stock up right now when you hear the offer. When you use my promo code, Eric, you'll get the all season slippers for $25, regularly $149.98. That's over $120 in savings, limited to 10 pairs at checkout. These will sell out. Trust me, MySlippers have an exclusive four layer design. You won't find any other slipper. Patented layers make these slippers ultra comfortable and extremely durable. They help relieve stress on your feet and you can wear them anytime, anywhere. They also come in a ton of additional sizes and all new colors. Just go to my pillow.com. Click on the radio podcast square to grab a pair of the all season slippers for $25, limited to 10 pairs at checkout. Enter promo code Eric or call 800-978-3057. 800-978-3057 for this incredible offer. So please order now.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to my friend, Pastor Mike Thompson. He has a new book out. I'm excited about the book. It's called Third Heaven Authority. I want to talk to you, Mike, about, in a sense, the argument of the book, the principle of Third Heaven Authority. And I want to say, kind of reiterate what I was saying a moment ago, that there have been a number of prophetic voices with whom I'm familiar. Hank Kunneman. I was with him in Omaha, Nebraska recently. Chris Reed, whom I know. And Dutch Sheets, all of them in different ways, have said God's hand is on this country. He's not done with this country. Be of good cheer, hope, pray, work for God's purposes. Dutch Sheets, I remember about a year ago, I guess, or maybe not quite. I was I was in maybe was in September. I was in Omaha, Nebraska, and there was a conference. And he said very, very boldly about how God had years before called him to, you know, to to to pray America back. In other words, to to to to to fight for America, not to let America go. And how God had said, I need my people to pray to be a part of bringing America back. And he didn't say it like, oh, who knows? Maybe it could happen. This was like God's command to his people that I want you to do this. And you have said some very, very similar things on your program, on your YouTube channel. Oh, yeah, totally. You know, I think that as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, that we have a commission to go to war. I mean, there are different analogies throughout the Bible. We're the body of Christ, you know, we're the family of God, but we're also what I call lion's army and the lion of the tribe of Judah, Jesus Christ. We are his army. We are spiritual warriors. I'm a warrior, you know, to the bone. That's the way that God put me together. And and so, you know, as warriors, we understand that we have the Lord with us. There's nothing impossible. There's nothing too big. That's why I don't focus on the negative that's out there. I know it. I see it. But I also know what the Lord God is doing. And so we've got to fight for America. And in the book on Third Heaven authority, that whole concept of authority, you know, we have the power of God, which is the ability to act. But we also have the authority of God, which is the right to act. We have the name of Jesus. We have the commission to go forward. We can bind and loose. We can cast out demons. We do spiritual warfare. And I think, Eric, that really is one of the premises of the book is to teach people that it's a spiritual warfare that's going on in the atmosphere that is around us. It's real. Everything that happens in the natural realm is a product of the spiritual realm. You know, the Lord began dealing with me in 2004 is when he introduced to me the concept of how that there is a ruling political spirit of Jezebel in America that's trying to take over America now translated. That actually is talking about the far left, you know, in political terms, social terms, all of that kind of stuff. But I always deal with the spiritual perspective because that's what God has me to do. That's my gifting and anointing. The body of Christ has an anointing and empowerment with the authority to do the spiritual warfare. And so I introduce people to that in the spiritual atmosphere, understanding what's going on. And that's where we have our true power and ability. I believe that the body of Christ is the greatest spiritual influence in the earth today. Yes, there's a negative side. Yes, there's the kingdom of Satan. There's the darkness. But we have the true power. And if we rise up, we can change this nation. We can take it forward into the covenant that God has built into this nation. So I just want to empower people on an individual basis because it's not just about the nation. It's about their life, their ministry, their family, the people they come in contact with. How do they just walk in that authority that God's given them? How can there be a spring in their step? How can there be an understanding and a knowledge and a confidence in who they are in God and that God's moving for them and through them? Those kind of things have a personal application to their own individual life and circumstances. And so I just want people to be raised up. Well, part of what you're talking about, because it's so fascinating to me how over the years I've met many Christians who there's something defeatist about them. Even when they're praying, they're kind of praying like, oh, Lord, like the Lord doesn't really want to do this, or I pray it in a way. But they don't pray with a kind of a joy and with an authority. And again, God is God. God is going to do his will. We only want his will to be done, but we forget who we are in him. And that's what your book, Third Heaven Authority deals with. It's like he doesn't save us so that we can be kind of hand wringing, you know, just waiting till we get to heaven. But he has given us a job to do. And it's not about buying a gun and going to war. It's about going to war in the spirit. It's about going to war in prayer and understanding that this is the joyful commission that God has given us, that we can affect eternity. We can affect history through our prayers. And of course, it's the Lord doing it, but he has deputized us. It is his will to deputize us so that we would in his name, like I come in the name of the king, we're coming in the name of the king with the authority of the king, the signet ring of the king. People say, well, that's, you know, it's like if it has Caesar's seal on it, that's got the weight of Caesar behind it. God has given us that authority. It's his will that we move in that authority. But what you write about in the book and what you've talked about for a number of years is that many Christians haven't discovered this. So there's something kind of defeatist or kind of they're hobbled in their faith. Yes. And so because of that, then they are sometimes disturbed by their inability to push through and to experience the promises of God in their own lives. And if they could just realize that who they are in the Lord Jesus Christ is that they are the righteousness of God in him, that they are new creations in. And, you know, this whole book on third heaven authority actually is premised around an encounter that I had where the Lord actually took me to heaven. I, I just found myself in this encounter, just raised up and into the throne room of God. And there's where he started talking to me about third heaven authority. He started teaching me and talking to me about who we are in the Lord Jesus Christ. And it's so important for people to understand that. I really want to encourage them. If they buy the book, it would help them a lot. But just get into the scripture, the book to the Ephesians and so forth, talk so much about who we are in him. And so we were created by God with great power and great victory.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. It's a nutritious smoothie of creamy, fresh yogurt, vanilla, protein powder, and a mushy banana for your mind. Drink it all down. It's nummy. I want vanilla. I want vanilla. Here comes Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the program. It is my privilege and joy to have as my guest right now for the whole hour my friend, Pastor Mike Thompson. Pastor Mike Thompson, welcome back. Oh, I'm so glad to be here, Eric. Wow. It's a great day to talk about wonderful things in the United States and about the power of the kingdom of God here. Yes. A little excitement and encouragement is not a bad thing, especially when it's not phony. And it's not phony. You're not blowing smoke. I tell people this whenever they ask about you. What initially attracted me to you and kept me listening to you on YouTube is that you are very sober-minded. When you say something positive, I know you're not putting it on. I know that it's real. It's true. I want to tell people, if they're not familiar with you, that you've just written a book, which I recommend very highly. It's called Third Heaven Authority. I want to talk about that in a few minutes. But I think so much of you and so much of the book, Third Heaven Authority, that, of course, I wrote the foreword to the book because I really want people to be familiar with you. And they can be familiar with you by reading the book because there are tons of stories in there of who you are and things you've experienced and about the concept of Third Heaven Authority. So I want to be talking about that. But you, I believe I've said it before probably a few times, that you were one of those very, very few people, in some ways the main one, who gave me hope during the darkest days after the stolen election of 2020 and all of the things that were happening. And your voice from your pulpit on your YouTube channel gave me hope because it didn't feel like you were in some kind of an echo chamber telling people what they wanted to hear or what they hoped was true. But you were really saying what you'd heard from God. Now, I'm sure there are people listening who say, heard from God? What are these people, nuts? Turns out we're not nuts. Turns out you're mistaking us with people who are nuts. This is serious. But we do take it so seriously that we understand that it would challenge some people. They say, well, that's, you know, that's a bridge too far. I'm not sure I can go there. Well, stick around or you can read Mike's book, Third Heaven Authority, because these are important things that we know that we can hear from God and we know when we hear from God and when we don't hear from God and then we don't make it up and say we did hear from God. So but you've been encouraging, Mike, very encouraging to me because you have said over and over that God is not done with this country. And he has spoken to you in various ways explicitly about that. So I want to talk about that a little bit. What why do you say that, you know, God is not done with America and that it is his will that we pray America back to God? Oh, absolutely. You know, I firmly believe that in the natural realm, so to speak, I mean, you got to understand, of course, we're human beings. We live in the natural realm, but we also live in the spiritual realm because, you know, we have a human spirit on the inside that it receives Jesus as our Lord and Savior when we accept him. Holy Spirit lives on the inside of us. That's the eternal part that when we go through physical death that goes on in to heaven to be with the Lord. So there's a natural realm and there's a spiritual realm. My point being, Eric, is that it's easy sometimes because of our training to see what the devil is doing in the natural realm to see what's going wrong. And if we just focus in on that, then of course, we're going to be discouraged. But we're also spiritual beings. And so we have the capacity to be able to see the form of the Lord, to see what God is doing, to hear it by revelation from the scripture. And, you know, the Lord, I'm one of those guys, you mentioned it, you know, very prophetic, been having those encounters all of my life, 45 years of ministry. And I just I see things, I hear things, I know things in the Spirit, and they're all encouraging when you see what the Lord is doing in the circumstances that may be ominous, that may be dark. We focus on what the Lord is doing. And that kind of faith is what brings us to the point where even I wrote the book on Third Heaven Authority, a prayer book to teach people how to see in the spiritual realm, to see the form of the Lord. And then with the spiritual authority to be able to engage in that and help God. A lot of people say, well, help God? God doesn't need any help. He does, because it is God moving through his body, his believers, those who have accepted him. Let's be clear. The Lord designed it that way. So, you know, on some level, God doesn't need help, but he chose us and created us in his image to be a part of what he wants to do. So if we don't do his will, he has given us the freedom because we're made in his image to not do his will or to do his will. He's given us that freedom. And so he exhorts us to do his will to participate with him in what he is doing. So when people act, as you just said, like, I don't need to do anything. It's like, well, that's not God's design. God's design is that he created you to do something, but he can't force you to do something. So it's an amazing privilege that we have as those made in his image and born again and filled with his Holy Spirit, that we actually get to participate in his will and in being a part of what he wants to do in history. And I think that's a big it's important that you brought that up, because a lot of people have a misunderstanding on that. You get people that are really fatalistic and they think, oh, it's all over. And they act like there's nothing they can do, even potentially, to make things move in the right direction, like it's been decided. And you and I know that that's that's not right until the Lord decides he hasn't decided. And they're acting. They're putting themselves in the role of God and saying, oh, it's done. It's got we're under judgment. It's over. And God hasn't said that. No, not at all. I believe that God's hand is still on America. You know, Jesus gathered his disciples together and he said, go into all the world and preach the gospel. He didn't say go home, make bologna sandwiches and wait for me to do it all. He said, go. And in Matthew 16, you know, where he said that I've given unto the ecclesia of the church, the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whatever they bind on earth is bound or shall have been bound in heaven. And whatever they loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. So he uses us. He flows through us and hence your book on the letter to the American church. You know, it's activate. Believers need to be activated. They are the enforcers in the earth realm of the kingdom of heaven. When I wrote the book, Letter to the American Church, I'm not prophetic, obviously, in the way that you're prophetic or or or Chris Reed or Dutch Eats or Hank Kunneman or, you know, but I do know that the Lord called me to write that and spoke through me in that in a different way than he speaks to you and to others who are gifted as prophets in the office of prophets who move in the prophetic as we as we say. But I don't believe the Lord would have called me to write Letter to the American Church unless it was his will that people would read it and be activated by it. Brought to repentance because of their inaction and say, you know what? I got it wrong. I believe God is exhorting me to to get involved, to speak out, to be part of God's solution and stop being apathetic and really selfish and doing nothing because so many lives depend on it. We're going to go to a break, but we've got the whole hour with Pastor Mike Thompson. I want to encourage you folks, please, to get to know Mike Thompson, to follow him on YouTube. He and his wife, CK, have a channel and to get his book Third Heaven Authority. As I said, I wrote the forward to it because I believe that God speaks through Pastor Mike Thompson. And I want you I want you to be encouraged, as I have been encouraged by his ministry. So the book is Third Heaven Authority, and we'll be right back every day. 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Get the same dependable service and take a stand for your values. Make the switch today. Patriot Mobile dot com slash Metaxas or call 878 Patriot. Legacy Precious Metals has a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. You'll have access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time. You'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. The platform is free to sign up for. Visit Legacy PM Investments dot com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold can hedge against inflation and against the volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio isn't just more stocks and bonds, but different asset classes. 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A highlight from Michael Thompson
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. It's a nutritious smoothie of creamy, fresh yogurt, vanilla, protein powder, and a mushy banana for your mind. Drink it all down. It's nummy. I want vanilla. I want vanilla. Here comes Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the program. It is my privilege and joy to have as my guest right now for the whole hour my friend, Pastor Mike Thompson. Pastor Mike Thompson, welcome back. Oh, I'm so glad to be here, Eric. Wow. It's a great day to talk about wonderful things in the United States and about the power of the kingdom of God here. Yes. A little excitement and encouragement is not a bad thing, especially when it's not phony. And it's not phony. You're not blowing smoke. I tell people this whenever they ask about you. attracted What initially me to you and kept me listening to you on YouTube is that you are very sober -minded. When you say something positive, I know you're not putting it on. I know that it's real. It's true. I want to tell people, if they're not familiar with you, that you've just written a book, which I recommend very highly. It's called Third Heaven Authority. I want to talk about that in a few minutes. But I think so much of you and so much of the book, Third Heaven Authority, that, of course, I wrote the foreword to the book because I really want people to be familiar with you. And they can be familiar with you by reading the book because there are tons of stories in there of who you are and things you've experienced and about the concept of Third Heaven Authority. So I want to be talking about that. But you, I believe I've said it before probably a few times, that you were one of those very, very few people, in some ways the main one, who gave me hope during the darkest days after the stolen election of 2020 and all of the things that were happening. And voice your from your pulpit on your YouTube channel gave me hope because it didn't feel like you were in some kind of an echo chamber telling people what they wanted to hear or what they hoped was true. But you were really saying what you'd heard from God. Now, I'm sure there are people listening who say, heard from God? What are these people, nuts? Turns out we're not nuts. you're Turns out mistaking us with people who are nuts. This is serious. But we do take it so seriously that we understand that it would challenge some people. They say, well, that's, you know, that's a bridge too far. I'm not sure I can go there. Well, stick around or you can read Mike's book, Third Heaven Authority, because these are important things that we know that we can hear from God and we know when we hear from God and when we don't hear from God and then we don't make it up and say we did hear from God. So but you've been encouraging, Mike, very encouraging to me because you have said over and over that God is not done with this country. And he has spoken to you in various ways explicitly about that. So I want to talk about that a little bit. What why do you say that, you know, God is not done with America and that it is his will that we pray America back to God? Oh, absolutely. You know, I firmly believe that in the natural realm, so to speak, I mean, you got to understand, of course, we're human beings. We live in the natural realm, but we also live in the spiritual realm because, you know, we have a human spirit on the inside that it receives Jesus as our Lord and Savior when we accept him. Holy Spirit lives on the inside of us. That's the eternal part that when we go through physical death that goes on in to heaven to be with the Lord. So there's a natural realm and there's a spiritual realm. My point being, Eric, is that it's easy sometimes because of our training to see what the devil is doing in the natural realm to see what's going wrong. And if we just focus in on that, then of course, we're going to be discouraged. But we're also spiritual beings. And so we have the capacity to be able to see the form of the Lord, to see what God is doing, to hear it by revelation from the scripture. And, you know, the Lord, I'm one of those guys, you mentioned it, you know, very prophetic, been having those encounters all of my life, 45 years of ministry. And I just I see things, I hear things, I know things in the Spirit, and they're all encouraging when you see what the Lord is doing in the circumstances that may be ominous, that may be dark. We focus on what the Lord is doing. And that kind of faith is what brings us to the point where even I wrote the book on Third Heaven Authority, a prayer book to teach people how to see in the spiritual realm, to see the form of the Lord. And then with the spiritual authority to be able to engage in that and help God. A lot of people say, well, help God? God doesn't need any help. He does, because it is God moving through his body, his believers, those who have accepted him. Let's be clear. The Lord designed it that way. So, you know, on some level, God doesn't need help, but he chose us and created us in his image to be a part of what he wants to do. So if we don't do his will, he has given us the freedom because we're made in his image to not do his will or to do his will. He's given us that freedom. And so he exhorts us to do his will to participate with him in what he is doing. So when people act, as you just said, like, I don't need to do anything. It's like, well, that's not God's design. God's design is that he created you to do something, but he can't force you to do something. So it's an amazing privilege that we have as those made in his image and born again and filled with his Holy Spirit, that we actually get to participate in his will and in being a part of what he wants to do in history. And I think that's a big it's important that you brought that up, because a lot of people have a misunderstanding on that. You get people that are really fatalistic and they think, oh, it's all over. And they act like there's nothing they can do, even potentially, to make things move in the right direction, like it's been decided. And and you I know that that's that's not right until the Lord decides he hasn't decided. And they're acting. They're putting themselves in the role of God and saying, oh, it's done. It's got we're under judgment. It's over. And God hasn't said that. No, not at all. I believe that God's hand is still on America. You know, Jesus gathered his disciples together and he said, go into all the world and preach the gospel. He didn't say go home, make bologna sandwiches and wait for me to do it all. He said, go. And in Matthew 16, you know, where he said that I've given unto the ecclesia of the church, the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whatever they bind on earth is bound or shall have been bound in heaven. And whatever they loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. So he uses us. He flows through us and hence your book on the letter to the American church. You know, it's activate. Believers need to be activated. They are the enforcers in the earth realm of the kingdom of heaven. When I wrote the book, Letter to the American Church, I'm not prophetic, obviously, in the way that you're prophetic or or or Chris Reed or Dutch Eats or Hank Kunneman or, you know, but I do know that the Lord called me to write that and spoke through me in that in a different way than he speaks to you and to others who are gifted as prophets in the office of prophets who move in the prophetic as we as we say. But I don't believe the Lord would have called me to write Letter to the American Church unless it was his will that people would read it and be activated by it. Brought to repentance because of their inaction and say, you know what? I got it wrong. I believe God is exhorting me to to get involved, to speak out, to be part of God's solution and stop being apathetic and really selfish and doing nothing because so many lives depend on it. We're going to go to a break, but we've got the whole hour with Pastor Mike Thompson. I want to encourage you folks, please, to get to know Mike Thompson, to follow him on YouTube. He and his wife, CK, have a channel and to get his book Third Heaven Authority. As I said, I wrote the forward to it because I believe that God speaks through Pastor Mike Thompson. And I want you I want you to be encouraged, as I have been encouraged by his ministry. So the book is Third Heaven Authority, and we'll be right back every day. The parallel economy grows bigger and bigger. It's powered by everyday Americans who are sick and tired of all the propaganda being jammed into every product they consume. Big mobile companies are no different for years. They've been dumping millions into leftist causes, and we had to take it because you needed a cell phone. Probably thought there was no alternative, but now there is Patriot Mobile is America's only Christian conservative wireless provider offering dependable nationwide coverage on all three major networks. So you get the best possible service in your area without the woke politics. They're 100 percent U .S. based customer service team makes switching easy. Keep your phone. Keep your number to just go to Patriot Mobile dot com slash Metaxas, Patriot Mobile dot com slash Metaxas or call 878 Patriot. Get free activation today with the offer code Metaxas. Ask about their coverage guarantee while you're there. Get the same dependable service and take a stand for your values. Make the switch today. Patriot Mobile dot com slash Metaxas or call 878 Patriot. Legacy Precious Metals has a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. You'll have access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time. You'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. The platform is free to sign up for. Visit Legacy PM Investments dot com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold can hedge against inflation and against the volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio isn't just more stocks and bonds, but different asset classes. This new platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with a few clicks. Visit Legacy PM Investments dot com to get started. You're going to love this free new tool that they've added. Please go check it out today. That's Legacy PM Investments dot com.
"michael thompson" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Got a lot to talk about today. The Lakers coming off a win against the Golden State Warriors. So we get to actually talk about some positive things for a change. We've got a few other topics to get into that might get a little negative to some stuff about Russell Westbrook that we need to talk about as well. Joining me today might go buddy ESPN's Alan sliwa, Alan. Thanks so much for coming on. Trev, what is going on, man? Long time no talk. Appreciate you having me on looking forward to chat some Lakers off of wind. Are we supposed to win? I forgot doing postgame shows where there's wins. I was so surprised. I did our Lakers nation postgame show and I was like, I don't even know how to approach I'm used to just most of our postgame shows have become like group therapy sessions where we're bemoaning the Lakers laws and we're talking about how we're managing it and all that kind of stuff. And they won and we got to celebrate a victory, which was great. But I'll tell you what. Before we even get into Lakers warriors, something was sent to me, I think it was either yesterday or day before, that was kind of funny. They blamed the Lakers season on the two of us. And me and said the reason why the Lakers season has not gone according to plan, it's because you and I still have not played one on one basketball. I agree with them. I agree with them. You know, I think if there's one thing that this team needs, it needs you and I way past our prime to try to play some basketball and probably get if we're going up to 11, I think by the time the score is three three, I need a timeout, a breather. I might have to finish the game the next day. It's not good, Trevor. If we're ever gonna do it, we're gonna have to do it too, because I'm starting to feel it. I'm definitely slowing down. What was probably what three or four years ago when we first started talking about this at this point, I had a little bit more spring in my step back then and I had to now, I am definitely on the downside of my career there. But in any event, the Lakers, they beat the warriors, LeBron James, 37 years old, goes for 56 points, maybe it's a one off. Maybe it's just a one night thing, but didn't that just feel nice to get to talk about a Lakers win and not not be down in the dumps about the Lakers losing again? Trev, not only did it feel good, I could tell you the place was rocking. You know, it's a for a season that you've had really the emotions of only been one side. You know, there's a lot of news what was it last week when they got blown out by the pelicans about the crowd booing at the players and booing at the Lakers team. You had the loss at crypto dot com read against the clippers where Reggie Jackson is kind of kind of show bolt on the entire time. That's how the season has gone. So when you say, doesn't it just feel good to get away? And it also feels good to be at the arena and the place feels like it feels like you thought it was going to feel like all season before the season started. So it is just one game. You're right. It only counts as one game, but I think for how bad the season has gone, you started off own force since the all star break. It was nice for a lot of Laker fans. The probably enjoy their Saturday night, enjoy their Sunday. And yes, there's another game coming up on Monday, but for a quick second there, you could kick back, you can just enjoy and appreciate a way that in the process, Braun dropping 50 plus. And I think that's part of it too, right? It's LeBron going from 56 points. So if you're there in the arena, it's not just, hey, the Lakers are beating one of the better teams in the Western Conference. It's that plus we're saying something special out of LeBron James and 37 years old. I just talked about how I feel like I'm already slowing down here. What are we expecting out of LeBron at this point? I mean, I don't think they're winning a championship this year. What is LeBron have left in the tank moving forward for the Lakers to build around? I mean, it feels like every year we're talking about is this the year that he finally starts to decline and then here he is. I've been saying all season if the Lakers were like the two seed right now, we'd be talking about MVP campaign. 37 years old drops 56 points. This is unreal. So I think I've kind of gone to this point of the conversation about while the bronze is going to slow down LeBron's going to slow down. You can only look stupid so many times before you start saying to yourself, you know what, maybe I should just stop saying that. Here's the reality, trev. You know, he's talked about this in postgame shows. He talked about how he takes care of his body. Yesterday was actually, it's a perfect example. Doing the pregame show of Michael Thompson. And Michael Thompson, we were talking about Andre Iguodala, godala was out there warming up. And Iguodala's played very sparingly all season long, and we were kind of like, well, are they just going to save him for the playoffs? And I said, yeah, they probably should. And Michael goes, well, they're not saving LeBron for the classical bronze plane every night. There's a year difference between Andre Iguodala and LeBron James. And just think about how idol at his age is being used compared to what LeBron James does on a night at night out basis. I don't know why for me, that's just stuck with me. It was like, yeah, Michael is right. Like, just think about that. Iguodala is being used a certain way. LeBron's dropping 40 minutes a game or 35 minutes or putting in 56 points like you mentioned. So I think it's wise to not question anymore, well, how long can LeBron do this? I think it's probably better to just kind of kick back, relax and enjoy what LBJ is doing. Unfortunately, for the Lakers, it has it. It hasn't stacked up in a lot of wins. But yesterday was, it was a very unique performance to drop 56, but he's been dropping almost 30 a game on average. It really is incredible. He's talked about how much he credits sleep and all of that, of course, all of that for his longevity here. But in terms of the scoring, the thing that I keep coming back to, and I mentioned this a few times in the last few weeks, is that LeBron is actually getting fouled or getting foul calls at a lower rate than he has historically gotten Val calls. And it's not just, oh my gosh, he's shooting more threes. He's actually attacking the basket more than just about anybody in the NBA last I looked and this was about a week or so ago. He was second in the NBA in shots at the rim and was not far behind and the number one was Yanis taco. So LeBron is still attacking the basket. He's just not getting a lot of calls there. And that's been a source of frustration for him. This season, but when you look at the stats, if you were to somehow give LeBron just his average free throw attempts that he's gotten over the course of his career, give him that this season, he's leading the NBA in scoring, or another way to look at it is if you just take out free throws, LeBron James is leading the NBA in scoring. He's 37 years old. This is unreal and the only reason why I continue on this topic is I want to make sure Lakers fans, we got to have to take a moment and appreciate what LeBron is doing right now because this is, this is not the norm for a guy who's 37 years old to be able to do the things that he's doing. So this is the best comp that I could give. And we just saw this, you know, obviously this past season. Tom Brady was doing things at his age that is just, you can't describe it, you can't explain it. And Tom Brady decided, you know, obviously to retire one day that's going to happen when LeBron James. And I know it's, you know, I think the wrong things always unique with Laker fans because I get this a lot and you do as well. Colby played 20 years in the league. Magic never rocked another Jersey. I think there's a lot of times Laker fans have this affinity for their guy or, hey, this is a guy that's been a Laker his entire career. Put all that to the side just for a second. He played for the Cavs many years, won them a championship. Did what he did in Miami and he's got a chip with a Los Angeles Lakers. Just what he's accomplishing going out there on the night at night off basis, just.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"Because you guys had Michael do you have like a Thompson coming off the bench? I can't think of another guy. It was like three or he figured out the guy's name. But anyways, you guys had three well it was me, mcadoo, and Michael Thompson coming off the bench because Jerry had went and got Michael just for Kevin McHale to win after that 84. So when he came and I believe it was Larry spriggs, Mike McGee, one of them that kind of like add a little bit. That's what I'm trying to think. I remember you. Yeah, he was the other one. That's why I say, you got had as a tad more firepower. Yeah. Can we be? And that was the difference. And pick it back into what you say to what Michael said, when you got bigger than 85, Larry said something similar. We're gonna get these motherfuckers next time. Oh, we did it. You know what? You really gotten comfortable because you're cursing now. I love that man. I don't know. I don't, I don't swear often. I do swan. I don't do it pass it, man. I don't do it often, but I do do it. Well, you know what? That Celtic, the Celtic Lincoln rivalry brings out some are sweating under my arms over here because I'm against chief and you know what Robert must say this to you. And of all the defensive assignments that we had, you know, you had strategies for different people what birds gonna do, but you were probably the most difficult one to guard because Kareem was okay defensive player, but we knew that you could get your shot off on him. So our main focus was to contain you Robert. It really was through all our children. Everyone kept getting velveteen. You got a huge opportunity, Kevin. That magic came down on you quick, and you knew the main focus of us because we knew he said, you know what? If we can keep Robert's points down a little bit, maybe that might help us because you kind of figure that we know you could get yours one on one, but you knew Larry and then Larry's a good passer. If he got doubled, he's gonna pass it right but you had that turnaround high high shot that nobody could affect. So we knew we had to get you before you got into the motion. Yeah, you were one of our nemesis. You were that kind of guy that was off to the side, but we always paid attention to you. For the record, I noticed it too. Almost every time I touched the ball and I got doubled. Quickly, Robert 85 comes. We come back in 86. He used to go out and get the twin towers and that just was a debacle year for us because we just had all kind of problems. So they ended up with that Ralph Sampson throwing the ball over his head. The ball goes in. They show me laying on the ground. And after the game, we told these guys, you know, went up to Elijah water and Robert Reed. I said, Robert, listen, we can't get there. Y'all kick those guys ass. Will you please? What do y'all do? Y'all sweep the shit out of their way. Wet beer. If I'm not mistaken. Yeah, it must have been disappointed. We weren't there. I beat those guys so easy. I mean, it wasn't looked easy. We were so ready for your makers. Our rocket intended Jane. We don't wound up too tight to face you guys. Yeah. So all that energy on in a different patient on the tension, we just let it flow all over the rocket. We ran through them like a laxative to be honest. What you did listen, we got Robert Paris, the legendary Hall of Famer in the house, Robert, are you having any more questions for him, sir? Is that the picture behind you coupe? Is that as Robert parish on in that picture? Is he no? So I feel bad because Robert Parrish I didn't know that, Robert, I'm sorry, but that's you right there. No shit, Cooper. Robert, that's about not dunking on you like that show on the NBA TV, doctor J Duncan on me, getting out of the way, so don't feel bad. Doctor ducked on a lot of people. Don't feel bad. He talked to a lot of people. And a lot of them do. A lot of them. Absolutely. Oh, my God. Robert, this has been great man. I want to thank you. Hopefully as the family's doing well this COVID, anything like that, anything you want to promote or something like that, no Cooper, I just want to thank you, man for having me as a gift and give me a chance of bringing this and converse and have flashbacks about your fakers. Yeah. So I appreciate it, man. No question. Be careful. You got to be careful of flashbacks that might be a stroke sometimes. So lights go out of something. Isn't that the truth? I don't want to get too excited. Hey coop. I'm a senior citizen now. Robert, thank you for this walk down memory lane. It's always nice to, you know what? I got a chance to talk with Cedric and now that we stopped playing. You know, you guys have always been Friends from afar. Now we've become even friendlier until we talk about the Celtics. Then I'm gonna get ugly again as well as you. But just thank you, man for the time today. Hopefully everything stay safe with your brother. I may come back to you again. We're thinking about having two Lakers in two Celtics on U.S. center. Myself and somebody, maybe Michael Thompson, because he likes to talk a little bit of shit, but Robert, thank you. Thank you, thank you, sir. And coupe thank you and continue to sift going forward. Thank you, my brother. Love you. Love you tomorrow..
"michael thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Got to remind everybody not only see silver streak but also see stir crazy. Where Wilder and Richard Pryor are in jail together and the whole movies about them trying to break out of jail. It's also very funny. Check it out. Wilder won. He won the Milwaukee Bucks are your 2021 champions on key? We are one. Oh 45 and 6 80, these sports leader. You're listening to Murph in Mac available now on tune in dot com through your smartphone or desktop. We are NPR. These sports leader Buster Posey swings and there's a shot down to the You Lie, then goodbye. Brandon. Hello Does 17th home run of the year for Brandon Crawford, and it was a monster and the ace splitters struck in out swinging, and that is a seven pitch inning. Kevin Gausman, who has now pitched six hitless innings in this game, congratulate our orange and black all stars. Remain reasons why the giant sit atop the NL West without best record in baseball. Meanwhile, the NBA Finals begin so T K P want to talk hoops with two time champ and current Lakers broadcaster. But most importantly, Clay's pops Michael Thompson at 2 30. Then it's back to the diamond with the Athletics Cardinals writer nor Cal native Katie Woo at 2030. And Johnny Cueto takes the Hilton trying to even up the series with ST Louis. First pitch 6 45 We are NPR one. Oh 45 and 6 80, the sports leaders leader. Oh, alright, This is Claudia's O'Reilly Auto Parts story. I had just moved to a new city and barely, even you were the grocery store was yet.
"michael thompson" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"I think you had an easy first round series and then you went seven seven seven eight against hall of fame caliber teams mutate dallas detroit. Yeah all in a row. And if the lakers. I i picked from the beginning lakers and seven in the series so it looks like you were right and well. They win it and six but i just don't. We have lebron on our team. I think tony if you agree with this michael. I think there's more pressure on phoenix. Because they're never going to have a better chance to knock right bryan out then with no anthony davis and two of the three games at home. Yeah i think the lakers have proven. They can win on the road. Let's see if the sense can rise out unless these young boys who are in the playoffs for the first time. Handle the pressure tonight of this kind of a must win game for because they don't want to get the lakers homequote again. An ad might be able to go on thursday. Yeah by the way. Eight seven seven seven seven seven seven ten. Espn you can also email the show. Venice mesa g mail dot com. And you can tweet us at venice. Mace at la ireland michael thompson. Have you been on twitter a couple of days ago. Yeah i was up late Listening some rock and roll. Why because my put my golf swing on twitter michael. It's not bad really. Yeah he's getting good. What's everybody looks good on the range everybody. I want to see what you do. When you're number one tea and you look down that fairway and you know you slice it right or you hook it left out of bounds. That's what i wanna see but may michael. I think swing look so good that he should commit to an eighteen. No no no no them. Nine are not used to be able candidates. Come on man doesn't have to stop over eighteen. Yeah he doesn't have the stamina. Go to back nine gonna have a cart even that mentally though. He doesn't understand what to go. Man that's a whole. I mean that's the thing i'm finding out is that Golf is what percentage do you think. It is mental. You're allowed to smoke on the golf course you're going to smoke makes. I'm not chris. Morales will be smoking a cigar on my behalf. Okay well i was talking about you know. Yeah a lot of guys. I play with a have a vape pen. Let me tell you how no chance i would have. If i was high chair. I would have no my slave. You might make you relax. Me's yeah i would have no chance. And you'll giggle after every shot like i will wives shores memory after every shot. I trouble finding michael. I have announced that if the lakers two things do these two things tonight that they will bring home a victory the first one is they. Gotta get back to playing absolute lockdown. Devious the type of defense that that made them the number one defensive efficiency game in the league this year you know in the last game and this is a little bit in the weeds but in the last game they they contested only forty of eighty five field goal attempts right. That's the worst. They've done in the playoffs in february. So that defensive game to and phoenix and number two. They've got somebody. Anybody has gotta make some predictions day. My on my What do you call it The the keys of the game may said that. The four guys have to total eighty. Three points lebron gotta get thirty dramas gotta get twenty schroeder and i call him schroder because that's the way he says gotta get. Eighteen coup has to get fifteen that adds up to eighty three and then the bench has to give them thirty. That's one hundred thirteen points. If they could do that they win the game. I was with james worthy today. And he says he wants to see more mark assault. What do you think of that. I mean yeah as prayed well so far. He's had twelve points the other night. S bacon his threes. So sure why not he I didn't think he could really be productive in this series because the way phoenix place fast and they spread you out but so far. He's done a good job. He i think he looks really good. I i think he looks good on the floor. I think he's an excellent facilitator. I think he opens up the middle. The floor. I think the key gets wide open. I think it gives people room to but i slash. Yeah i still think they should bring heroin. Harold carol brings up energy. carol seems really oust off. Michael do you agree with me. That the reason guys like harrell. And taylor horton tucker haven't played in the series is because frank vogel prioritises defense right. You've got to be a defense. I can't wait for him. I mean what the defense mark assault put up there about deandra eight and every time we look up he's donkey. Yeah so on on any of our centers. Yeah harold does seat steps in the paint and takes a lot of charges gets in the way. Did you see his tweet. After the game herald after a herald with say just. This worst effing feeling is wasted time. Oh yeah i understand how you feel. He the place competitive. He feels like he can help this team. I don't blame them for being frustrated. He should be frustrated. I think this is also michael. A big game for schreuder and for drumming short because he's froder throat. Did you laker promo. This is dennis schroder. I am going to send you a youtube link or he says how to pronounce his name. And you're not pronouncing recess froder in the liquor promo. Okay i will send this to you. Plus they forget it. I'll send you everybody. Plus the kid and peanuts schroeder correct the kitten schroeder right. No question about that. That is that is not up for debate. But michael is calling him schroeder. Yeah because that's the way he said in the liquor promo so why if he says that that's his name. Should i call something different. I think that whatever you wanna call him he's got he's got a score twenty blow to get paid. Yes this week this week. You mean let's go to Is it maurice in la chevelle. Mauri sean seven espn. What's up man. Hi guys are you guys doing good. I wanna bring up with ireland. Said i agree with him. I feel like how Michael shorter We have to have him step up. I noticed ireland said that he's playing for his contract. But i believe he's been playing like that all season but it's also a problem because i see him that he tried to hold the ball too much he doesn't move the ball around he forces in the paint and it's kinda feel like that contract. He's messing up with his play but we need him to drop at least twenty two but we also need lebron. I feel like you have to have a huge night tonight. Twenty teen finals game one type of night. That's what we need from braun and the rest of the players to step up. We gotta win this. Oh yeah great. Points yup excellent. I wish you could give them the the free games speech today. There you go. That's a good speech. Good speech i coming up next for you. What seth rogan has got an interesting fresh. Take on cancel culture that i wanted to get into Plus your calls eight seven seven seven ten..
Services Held to Remember Tulsa Race Massacre
"Events have been taking place in the U. S city of Tulsa in Oklahoma to mark the Centenary of a race related massacre in which up to 300 black people were killed. Speaking at a memorial service, the head of Oklahoma's national Guards, Major General Michael Thompson, apologized for the guards. Failure to stop the violence.
"michael thompson" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"Get my wife. Anyway, here we go Gail Goodrich Jerry West the late. Great Elgin Baylor. Wilt Chamberlain Kobe Bryant Magic Johnson Kareem, Abdul-Jabbar Shaquille O'Neal James Worthy Derek Fisher Michael Cooper Robert Horry AC Green Byron Scott Pat Riley Happy Hairston. Norm Nixon Jamaal Wilkes Nick Van Exel, Eddie Jones Michael Thompson Eldon couple leave anybody out I don't think so. Now you got five years. I'm actually I'm not even lower one more year for years. I'm more that makes the difference now, you've got like 45 more people getting it off the top my head. I don't think so. I mean I have an idea of who I met the ten best seller. Okay. I I got my little sheet here and I haven't even written anything on it. I just got ten players ten spots and I'm going to let you are and we took swab a little bit about it will go. Okay and and they don't have to be in. You know, number one. Number two. We just gotta put the candy. Okay, and then we can and then we can and we can write them a gambler song. Okay, we can have to have an order Okay, so That list I just named who would you put on the list? Kareem okay. Magic Kobe all that. Sorry, Corey magic Kobe. Jack yeah Wilt yeah, Elgin. Yeah, Jerry West. Did you have George Michael on your list know see that's another one got to put him on there George Mikan. Gail Goodrich All right, you're kind of really tight man. Okay, George Mikan like nine Gail Goodrich nail Goodrich. Scoring.
"michael thompson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"SportsCenter, Kevin Wade to LeBron James and the Lakers on the road of visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron and the Lakers. A perfect nine in O on the road entering the night's old mine here, Goodness, LeBron back and sexy, and Here comes the double team. Following God again. LeBron has 46 when he hits a fall away two pointer from the right hand side and Michael, this is as good of a performance. LeBron is the Laker. As we've seen that Michael Thompson John are loaded to call ESPN l A 7 10 LeBron would finish with 46 7 for 11 from Great Point Land, which is just silly. He had 70% of the Lakers three pointers on the night of Lakers win 1 15 to 1 away. They go to 10 and go on the season and they get the victory. Now, on the night before the one year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death. It is down today on the East Coast, January 26 1 year ago today, the world Lost. Kobe Bryant would be his daughter, Guiana and others were killed in the helicopter. Crash. DENVER winning in Dallas 1 17 1 13 Nuggets Jamal Murray got ejected because He went Rick flaring between the legs. Tim Hardaway Jr. But not in a good way. Yeah, he went there. Brooke Going gets 20 out of hard in 20 from the rent. Next beat the heat. 98 85. Miami did place short handed Boston Welcome back Jason Tatum. They beat Chicago 1 19 1 of three Spurs Pelicans game 20 to bang this year because Cove in 19 Health and safety protocols ESPN Sandra Lopez agent was your House key reporting there was concerned with Spurs pelicans issues with.
"michael thompson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Is sports. I'm Kevin went to LeBron James on the road with the Lakers, including trying to stay perfect looking to go 10 and no LeBron and 17 in the 1st 14 minutes, he would have 25. Is he into the fourth? Yeah. LeBron back and sexy And here comes the double team following God again. LeBron has 46 20 hits a fall away two pointer from the right hand side and Michael, this is as good of a performance. LeBron is the Laker as we've seen that Michael Thompson, John Arlette, ESPN L. A. 7 10 of Los Angeles LeBron with 21 in the fourth, the Lakers winning Cleveland 1 15 Wanna wait? Lakers go to 14 4 on the season they were perfect tenant on the road, LeBron 46 that is a season high. Meanwhile, in progress, Boston is about to pick up the win, man. Maybe not. Don't close it. The polls too early one away 89. They are up by 19. They are in Chicago, the five minutes up to go Golden State 61. Minnesota 42, Oklahoma City's leading at or leaned in Portland. Rather 57 48, James Harden, 20 Kevin Durant, 20 Broken beats Miami but they do not go over the post. In total. It's Caesar's William Hill, which would have been a 13 consecutive game. 1985 that is your final Philadelphia loses in Detroit 1 19 1 of four. Indiana beats Toronto 1 29 1 14 Spurs The pelicans postpone tonight because I helped the safety protocols 22nd game. This season that has been banged because of covert 19 issues. Neither team was able.
"michael thompson" Discussed on KTOK
"Our forecast is coming up more than 40 states, including Oklahoma are sending National Guard soldiers to Washington, D. C. To help provide security. Next week's inauguration as we hear from Margo Murano, Oklahoma agitate general Major General Michael Thompson says about 400, Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen will leave soon. It's not crystal clear all the duties that will be participating in but the overall theme of that will be our presence and security. For those events that take place in and around inauguration, he says. Initially less than 10, Oklahoma soldiers were being sent to Washington. But the events that took place last week changed everything. He added that it's alarming and saddening that we have to put our nation's capital behind a 9 ft fence and surrounded with soldiers. Warnings from the FBI about the possibility of protests at all. 50 State capitals are prompting Oklahoma officials to advise lawmakers and state workers to avoid the state capital. This weekend. Although the state Department of Public Safety isn't releasing details about enhanced security measures, officials say DPS is closely monitoring national and state activities. Heavy security's in place in our nation's capital, Griff Jenkins reports 21,000 National Guard troops from seven states have this city locked down from the Capitol to the White House. It felt more like driving around in the Green Zone in Baghdad, which I have done numerous times, but it did driving to work. In the nation's capital. The streets I saw this morning have been blocked by guard trucks. There's checkpoints with soldiers armed with him for rifles. All of this after vice president Pence received a security briefing at the White House, assuring the nation ahead of the inauguration and alleged drug dealer charged with murder, Beth Myers reports In Oklahoma City Man is accused of selling fake oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl to two people. One who later died. State Attorney General Mike Hunter says the two people went to 32 year old Jerry Lowe Floors apartment where they took the pills, Hunter says they left on the floor his apartment and passed out in their vehicle. One of them a 30 year old woman never woke up. The floor has been charged with first degree murder and drug distribution. Hunter says his office is working with authorities to investigate where the fake pills air coming from state Senator George Young of Oklahoma City is filed a bill to require a racial impact statement for any piece of criminal justice legislation that creates a new offense or changes and existing a fence or penalty. Young says it's one way that lawmakers can work to bridge the gap of disproportionate incarceration in the state bill, filed by state Senator Paul Resino of Oklahoma City would prohibit discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on the person's physical or mental disability. 12. Other states have already approved similar legislation. State health officials reported 3142 new cases of covert 19 in Oklahoma yesterday there are now 344,506 confirmed cases of the virus in the state. The state Health Department reported. 34 additional death, bringing the death toll to.
"michael thompson" Discussed on KTOK
"Podcast. Look it up. It's absolutely free on NewsRadio. 1000 Katie. Okay, home. A National Guard troops ready? Or D, C Good morning. I'm Jacqueline Scott in the KT. Okay. New center. This is Oklahoma's first news. Another windy day. Our forecast is coming up. The approximately 400, Oklahoma National Guard, soldiers and airmen who will be added to Washington, D. C. To help provide security for the inauguration will be armed. That's according to Major General Michael Thompson. I wouldn't feel good about sending those soldiers there without the means to protect themselves that they can't protect themselves would be hard pressed to protect that facility and the people that work and live in the facility, Thompson says. It's alarming and sad that we have to put our nation's capital behind 9 FT fence. Surrounded with soldiers, he says. What happened last week was deeply troubling. Federal agencies looked to stop any threats early ahead of next week's inauguration. Jill NATO reports vice president Mike Pence is promising a smooth transition end to ensure a safe inauguration for a president elect. Our vice president elect and for all of the American people they deserve nothing less, hence got a security briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Thursday when FBI director Christopher Wray said They've been tracking calls for potential armed protests by extremists in the coming days being time. Some 21,000 National Guard troops are expected to be on hand in Washington. The vice president has said he's going to next week's inauguration. President Trump has said he won't Second impeachment trial in the Senate for President Trump could begin next week as we hear from Jared help earn several Senate Republicans not signaling how they would vote.
"michael thompson" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"President elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week with security top of mind in the wake of the deadly violence at the U. S. Capitol last week. Correspondent Jill NATO businesses border Up cars and tourists mostly gone from the D. C landscape in their place massive military vehicles, creating roadblocks and driver's checked by rifle toting soldiers about 21,000. National Guard troops are expected to pour in over the weekend. Michael Thompson of Oklahoma's National Guard Right now we're up to about 40, plus states across the United States that are sending So use an airman to our nation's capital, a senior defense official has told folks. The troops are being briefed as though they're going on military deployment in Washington Chill NATO Fox News. Meanwhile, fallout from the right continues the South Texas police officer who was caught participating and it has resigned, Houston police chief Art Acevedo says. 18 year veteran of the Police department, submitted his resignation Thursday morning. Can't tell you the anger. I feel The thought of a police officer and other police officers thinking they get to go storm the Capitol. He says. The officer was scheduled to have the disciplinary hearing before he resigned and a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel from North Texas, who has been identified and photos is part of the riot has been released from custody over FBI objections. Federal judges allowed 54 year old Larry Brock Jr to be released from jail on restrictive conditions, including house arrest. Rock is charged with several misdemeanors, including entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct. He turned himself in Sunday and admits a widely circulated photo taken inside the chamber of him is him. We're in combat gear and holding a bundle of zip tie handcuffs. When the WB AP News desk I'm Nicolo Say your next update US. At 6 24 7 coverage at WB ap dot com. Overmyer recognized that this was a rare opportunity. This is a team with the number one overall draft pick with right to draft. Trevor Large. This is a team that has 11 draft picks. ESPN is Adam Schefter with the decision by Urban Meyer. To return to coaching again to reason hired by Jacksonville coach in the JAG wires Good morning from our Mercedes Benz and play no sports desk. I'm Steve Lamb. Meyer had an awful lot of success in Ohio State and Florida before that, but walked away from the game following the 2018 season with the Buckeyes because of health reasons. Same reason you left the job with the Gators. I'm guessing these healthy now and ready for the challenge of coaching in the pros. NFL playoff. This is what your weekend looks like. It starts with the chili game from Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday. Packers hosting the L. A Rams. Good. So where they've got a chance of snow 35 is the high Saturday and Lambeau. Then you've got Baltimore and Buffalo. It won't be the warmer there. Then Sunday, Kansas City with the home field against the Cleveland Browns, and then the old guys. Tampa Bay at New Orleans 43 old time Brady leading the Bucks 42 year old Drew Brees leading the Saints. Of course, You've got the young guys in Kansas City with Mayfield, Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes. It's always fun to play a friendly competition. You know, playing against people you're familiar with. He's got me so far in the league, so she's got to get to see what I can do when he's talking about my homes may feel this. Both played together as teammates, a Texas Tech before Baker transferred Oklahoma played in a game in 2016. And logic that went back and forth and back and forth the two teams combining for a total of 1708 yards in that game A. Jones, a TNT stadium. Game. Oh, you won 66 to 59 You remember that, Brian? I do remember that back before the s I mean in, Mayfield said they had to score every time they got the ball are they were not gonna win. I think both of them did that. I think everybody had to score. Every possession. I think they did score every possession, didn't they? I was trying to think back of that. It seems like that was a game with like one punt. Yeah, That's game where the putter doesn't get his name. Yeah, he didn't let her in that game. Yeah, so, but it would be fun to watch us, You guys. It's not the two guys, but it is. They have a quarterback battle big role in it. Yeah, there's a great quarterback matchup this weekend. Coming up, and it is out outside of the one in New Orleans with the old guys. Everybody else's really younger quarterback. Yeah. Yeah. Do we know is Jared golf officially back for the rain? Yes, Uh, ESPN. It's saying yes, Okay is good to go so golf and Aaron Rodgers. What's the common thread there? How Between those two Gulf and Aaron Rodgers. They both have the same mother. Awesome clothes. Yeah, both played a cow. Well, I was I was close. Very, very, very, very close. Yes. You hear that? Yeah. You guys think I'm just done? Know why you were right there at it? Yes, I'm on it. I'm on it. Fivethirtyeight W B A P W B A P Morning Use withdrawal..
Why is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ignoring our calls to release Michael Thompson from prison?
"Twenty six years ago with Bill Clinton still in his first term as President Michael Thompson. I need you understand this. Who was forty two years old at the time? He wasn't a cave. Not that being in prison for twenty six years when you're a kid is any different but Michael Thompson was forty two years ago and sold some weed to an old friend. It was a harmless transaction. That's it that's the crime Michael Thompson committed accept. It turned out that his old friend had become a police informant in police. Were using Michael's old friend to set up anybody and everybody they could. Michael of course had no idea that his friend was working for. The police sold the we to his friend and got arrested. This exchange of we'd of marijuana from money. It didn't take place in Michael's home but police used the moment as an excuse to later raid. Michael's home and when they did so again. This is all the way back in Nineteen ninety-four. They found an antique gun in a safe along with a handgun that belonged to his wife. Mind you Michael. Didn't have these guns on him when he sold the weed. He wasn't even at the house when he sold it. So you can't say. He committed a drug crime with a firearm but police and prosecutors packaged the weed. And the guns together like they were one big crime and ultimately sentenced. Michael to forty to sixty years in prison which is basically a life sentence for a forty two year old man and they never looked back. That was twenty six years ago. Now the sentence for having unregistered guns in your home would have been one to two years at most some people get probation for such a thing. It's a victimless crime. Michael didn't use the guns in a crime. They guns were just in his home. You get one to two years for that. The sentence for selling the weed typically would have been a few years. Marijuana is now legal in Michigan a harsh sentence for Michael Thompson selling we to his friends and then later under very suspicious circumstances getting arrested or getting charged with guns in the home the the warrant in that case is very suspect but a harsh sentence from Michael in that case would have been four to five years. Ten years would have been excessive. Fifteen years would have been extreme. Twenty years would have been outrageous. We're now at twenty six years. This is a human rights violation. I speak to Michael on the phone regularly. And He's struggling. He's a senior citizen and prison ages. You in dog years a year in prison with horrible sleep on a cheap mattress with the worst food in the country. Entire meal sometimes cost less than a dollar per person to make and being under in living under the constant threat of violence with the worst healthcare imaginable. A single year in prison is hard time. Michael is twenty six years. He has underlying several underlying health conditions including diabetes and respiratory problems. That now put him at grave risk with the threat of the corona virus sweeping across America's jails and prisons and one person cassette. Michael Free. Right now no questions asked. And that's Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She's a Democratic Party superstar and is constantly mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate of Joe Biden and she has the power right now to release
Mississippi Plant Sets Job Fair After Raid
"One of the Mississippi food processing plants caught up in immigration raids this week will be holding a job fair on Monday nearly seven hundred workers at seven plants were arrested in what officials say was the largest immigration raid ever in a single state about three hundred people have been released while they wait for their immigration hearings and peers Greg Allen has been talking to people in one of the town's hit hard by the raids Morton Mississippi Morton is a small town about five thousand people are less according to the census a quarter of the town's residents are Hispanic many work a chicken processing plants in town including retail we see that it's blue white one right there that is Pam okay also has birds at home six parakeets in her ten years working at the largest poultry plant in town cook foods she's done a lot of jobs now she's a knife sharpener who works the midnight shift she wasn't working the day of the raids but went to the plant when she heard about them what she saw upset her the cook food you looked like you know like when you see those shows apocalyptic cars the band did and doors band that's in effect pulled out of their vehicles that didn't even work at cook foods they were just dropping people off for work and they were pulled out of their vehicles just because they were Hispanic at the cook foods plant in Morton a now hiring banner hangs on the fence outside the companies announced a job fair next week to begin replacing workers it lost in the rates at a diner near the plant one longtime employee Alice battle was picking up lunch hamburger and fried okra she said the plants very short handed now and no one is happy about the rates well we all state and we all is because they're like family well the workers picked up in the raids wait for their immigration hearings one unanswered question is what actually taken against the company's some which have a past history of repeatedly hiring undocumented workers no charges have been filed with the US attorney says the investigation is ongoing taking time out from shopping at a local grocery in Morton Michael Thompson said he supported the rates he says for him finding out the nearly seven hundred undocumented immigrants were working at local food plants was at high opener somebody responsible for this because they
James Harden's 50-point triple-double leads Rockets past LeBron, Lakers
"Now the NBA Lakers had a problem in Houston. And they learned about it. The hard way here's an over lebrons from thirty feet away. Good. Rattled around the rim for awhile. Harden has forty four point a step back. Thirty three footer. I was John Ireland. Michael Thompson on Lakers radio rockets beat the Lakers. One twenty six one eleven James harden to triple double fifty points, ten rebounds, eleven assists for the Lakers. Lebron James scored twenty nine points
Golden State Warriors Rumors
"Golden state you gotta be kidding me but here is golden state's dilemma for all of you to know they are in the goshi asics they are talking with klay thompson they do plan on talking to him more so again this summer although klay thompson father michael thompson colleague here at espn radio out of la has stated that he sincerely doubts that klay thompson will sign a contract this summer he wants to wait until he becomes a free agent at twenty nineteen if you had a golden state warriors your top priority is to keep your core for intact klay thompson up after next season draymond green is up after two more seasons if lebron decides that indeed he wants to come to the bay area golden state would be in a position where lebron was to opt in and force the trade out of cleveland golden state would be in a position where you're talking about clay andrey mongering being gone in favor of making room for lebron join k d and stuff wolf getting i'm rooting for this to happen just so i can hear what it sounds like for stephen smith to lose his mind you've heard before don't threaten me right he said he apparently it's never have cool okay but didn't he come after durant in a way that suggested the loss mind situation that there was a movie trailer that we did because he was furious with kevin durant so he was more furious lebron james than he is with kevin durant to god that was in keeping it cool.