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Take Heart, Keep The Faith!

Orville R. Beckford Ministries Podcast: "GRACE WITHOUT BORDERS!"

32:39 min | 2 years ago

Take Heart, Keep The Faith!

"To God be the glory great things e ths done so loved he. The word that he gave us is son who gave his life as ransom for our sins and open the life gate so that all may come in this is grace with Oh borders coming to you from or be ministries. It is my hope that has you listen to this podcast that your hearts are blessed. You are inspired you are encouraged. You're motivated and that you're also edified and as that happens to you it is my hope that you will share with your friends and family family this podcast so they too can be blessed and be inspired as we try to change one life at a time and as we try to Bill God's what's kingdom as we begin to put up resistance against the force of gutless against principalities powers against the rulers of the dauntless of this world and against spritual weakness Miss in high places as we join hands on hearts together and fight for that which we have faith in fight for our destiny fight for families fight for our health fight for our victory resist the devil so that he will flee Gracia borders again. Thank you for tuning in and thank you listen to this podcast spot casts can be heard an all podcast platforms so wherever your friends or family listen to podcasts than you can tell them just to look for Grace Without Borders orval Beckford podcasts grace result borders podcast ast or they can go to my website at O- Beckford Dot U._S. overbeck for DOT COM and they can click on the podcast link and listen my hope also that if you listen that you will subscribe drive to the podcast so that when I do <hes> nother episode you will be informed off each episode going forward and also you can listen to all of the previous previous ones my prayer today is that this will touch your life as we begin to fight harder against the puns off the enemy enemy. The devil is making all effort to bring doubt you know minds to cause us to question of faith and if he can get us to hub doubt no minds and to question of faith he'll shake the very foundation on which we stand and so as we push back against him we need a join hands on heart together and fight did that really seems to be turning the heat on the children of God in his effort to sway our minds from having confidence in the God of our salvation. If you notice like I do my friends it is safe to say we have never seen more sickness and death among the children of God than we are seeing them. Today we have not seen more broken homes broken in marriages broken relationship between husbands and wives and brothers and sisters and parents and children never like we are seeing them now we have not seen more disgruntled disgruntled and confused churchgoers than we are seeing them. Today we have not seen more confusion in religion in what churches believe and teats than we are seeing them today as the mud as a result of that we're causing more confusion in the world. Never have we seen more destructions and disturbances in an out of the church than we are seeing them today may become on guarded on alert and complacent mixed with some level of navy believing that just being Kristen's puts us in a safe place and then we have nothing to worry about that would be true if the devil was not loose it would be true if he was not fighting against us. It would be true. We're not easy targets of the devil because from the beginning he knows he couldn't do anything to affect God personally and so he started is battle with God's creation and today we are prime targets of the enemy but we are encouraged where encouraged by God's word to stay focus keeper highs on the prize keep pushing forward keep pressing toward the mark for the price of the high calling of God which is to be found in Christ Jesus. The battle is on it is not going to get easier. The closer we get to the coming coming up the Lord the harder the devil is going to fight and so we must equip ourselves and be ready to take him on in the heat of any bottle that he launches against against us. We're GONNA be this one thing in mind when the battles are raging when the devil is coming left right on send away the sickness are deaf or discouragment despondency heartaches grief pain pain suffering whatever it might be beer this one thing in mind greater izzy that is in You ben E that is in the world and so this podcast is saying to my friends everywhere square take heart keep the faith. Don't give up. Don't quit. Don't retreat don't surrender. The Devil wants you to do that because he wants to to discourage you and if you can discourage you he'll just roll you over. Never have we seen the struggles that we are seeing today and so we can't be complacent. We can't lose focused because the devil is not losing focus. Sometimes I said before we we might think because we are Kristen's. We're now in a safe place. The opposite is true becoming becoming a Christian which is the best thing that could happen to one but it makes you and me prime target up the devil because we belong to God and we become easy targets but thank God that he has given us covering and protection is given us an open door that we can run to the rock for refuge and so we can find a safe place if we're not careful we develop a false sense of security. Thinking that we do not have to make the commitment necessary to build a solid foundation so that we can stand against the wilds of the Devil the Bible tells us that we should stand and having don all to stand that we might be able to stand in this evil day the days are evil like none we have seen before the hearts of men have become even more desperately wicked than there were but greater izzy that is in you then e that is in the world and so winning and victory belong to you they belong to Jesus and when he wins you and I also win. We're always in a better position to win a barrel when we are aware of the plots ploys and strategic approaches of the enemy pita tells us to be aware of the constant attacks of the adversary he said in First Peter Five eight to nine be sober be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour whom resists steadfast in the faith knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world what he's saying my brothers my sis my friends. Wherever you are listening to this podcast whatever you are going through? You're not the only one going through it. Others have been through before you and others will go through it out to you so the same God who have them in the past and the same God will help others in the future is the same God will hurt you today Eh and so again my thought is take heart cheap the faith don't quit. Don't become discouraged. Don't give up hole faster profession of your faith to be sober suggests just being discreet it implies to be alert to be watchful to be aware of your environment and be aware of the attacks of the devil be vigilant implies to be awake and watching a Konta the payers in his definition of the of the term of the word vigilant he say's as a metaphor it means to give strict attention be cautious. He continues to say take heed need less through remission and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtake you. The Devil is coming from every angle and the Christians like you and me than those who trust and believe in God should never be caught by surprise with any attack of the devil we should always always be looking for him to come from any direction direction and to throw anything at us. The Bible tells us that we should mixture that we put on the whole arm of God that we might be able to quince the fiery darts of the wicked because he's going to come come from every direction we ought not to be found unaware of deploys on the plots and the coming craftiness of the enemy that is coming at US constantly it constantly constantly and if you don't run to the Rock and with our run to the feet of Jesus to constantly get a supply of grace we will be overrun by the enemy. I am encouraging my friends to make sure that a <unk> spritual tons of filled that we are fully guarded with all the Almer of God and I'm fully equipped with the word of God the sort of the spirit so that we can put up a fight because the devil is not printing and neater should we pita continues to encourage the believers to lose faith in spite of all the there were throws accu he says but the God of all grace who have called us onto his eternal glory by Christ Christ Jesus after you have suffered for awhile make you perfect stab wish are to make you stay boo and then strengthen often you if anyone can speak to this with clarity and conviction it is Peter Himself who was stalled by Christ's to look out for the devil. Keep an open open. I the devil is coming at you. Jesus told him he said Simon Simon Behold Satan have desire top view that he may sift you as we eat but Jesus says but I have prayed for you that your faith fail nut and with assurance e continues to say and when you are converted go strengthen your Brethren Luke twenty to thirty one to thirty two that suggest my friends and although we are in a batter unfolded double come to us as hard hard as he has and as often as he has the victory still belongs to you because we are positioning ourselves in the same same place where Jesus told Peter in spite of the devils demand as a matter of fact that that statement that Satan have desire to have you suggests the devil has made a request by demand he wants to sift Peter as wheat and based on what slow us are experiencing today we we can say it with shorty that the devil is doing everything he can to see if he can sift you as we but like Jesus prayed for Peter so is he doing doing the same for you and me today that our faith will not fail that we will stand on the promise of of God that we will take heart and we will keep the fate because the battle is not for the strong the race is not for the swift but for those who will persevere and cheap on fighting the victory shall be yours. The Devil is unrelenting lanting challenging us with sicknesses and death broken relationship and much more to cook to the very core of fundamental beliefs in God. and His power to heal and deliver he wants us to question where is God in these times of the spare. How does God allow some of these things to happen whereas God when I need him? How how am I going to pull through these Barrows and these grieve your stymied? How am I going to survive the onslaught of the enemy? He wants to put those questions in our minds and he wants to to say when things look like they're falling apart. He say we're is your God. Where is your God and if he can cause us to question of faith then he might shake the very foundation we stand on however my friends the Christians fate must be routed deeper than the attack a sickness and disease and even to death itself? We cannot lose faith. We're under attack is matter fact. The more the attack comes the louder would need to cry on this the more we ought to hold onto the promises of God that we know own and a trusted an believed the apostle says I know whom I have believed and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I commit mitt onto him against that day pita says in Chapter Four I beat afford twelve to thirteen beloved thinking nuts trains concerning the fiery trials with is to try you as those some is trained things happen to you but rejoice inasmuch as you are partake of Christ's sufferings that when his glory shall be revealed you may be glad and also with exceeding join. Oh bless the Lord. There is a reward at the end. The is a prize that they hadn't veer is benefit N._F._l.. At the end the struggles are real. The batteries are real the suffering Israel but my friends rejoice in as much as your partake irs of Christ sufferings between his glory we shall be revealed. You be glad also with exceeding Zora I Peter Four twelve to thirteen. Don't lose heart cheap the faith that trying off your faith work patience and James says we ought to let patients have perfect work. Yes it's a challenge to be patient because when the devil sees that we have patient he keeps banging us and buying us and Bangers as a matter of fact the apostle Paul Paul talks about <hes> The Messenger of Satan Buffet Sim and that reference to buffeting him suggests that it keeps on hitting him at the same place over and over and over and over again because because he wants to wear you down but when he keeps on heating you keep running to the rock keep running to the source of your strength. Keep running to the God if your salvation keep holding onto the promises of God odd because we are told that God is faithful who have promised Hallelujah the Apostle Paul told the Hebrews for we are made partake of Christ for we hold beginning of confidence onto the end. If we hold the beginning of or confidence on to the end we are partake of Christ if if we hold the beginning of our confidence onto the end that means the same zeal excitement and in in enthusiasm and determination that we had when we started the blessedness blessedness we knew when we I get to know the Lord Disease on the joy and happiness we felt when we when we got to know him the Apostoli saying hold that confidence to the end. Don't let the devil break in and destroy that confidence. That's what he wants to do. That's why he's coming at you as often as he has but by the grace sub God we're going to take heart and cheap the faith take heart. Don't quit and don't get weary in well-doing don't lose faith in your struggle. Don't crumble do on the pressure. Don't crumble when the devil intensifies the pressure he's doing his job and so we must do hours to resist them. The Bible safe resist him he he will flee he does not like resistance and so because he doesn't like resistance we must resist them. We are not quitters. We are more than Congress corus through God who loves us the grace that God has given to us will sustain <unk> in the midst of our battles take heart. Don't quit cheap the faith the battle may be hard the conflict. Maybe sore yeah the road maybe Rachi the heels may be hard to climb the valleys. Maybe deepen steep the storm. Maybe maybe raging but take heart cheap the fate the devil is doing his job and so we should do hours in Septa ten of Hebrews restraint to and twenty three the oposite said let us draw near with a true heart in full astrologers of faith having our heart sprinkled from an eva conscience and our bodies washed with pure hugh. I WanNa let us hold fast professional for faith. We don't wavering for e his faithful that promised yes my friends. The even when darkness veils his face with God's help you and I will still hold onto is unchanging grace an all around all souls seemed to be giving way we have this stronghold that he he is our hope and state the storm may be raging on the wind waves may be dashing but I'm incurs hold and grips the solid rock don't lose heart cheap the faith the debit can do so much to you and then he can we do know more even even if he choose you he can only destroy the body and then he has no more power. Your existence is not temporary. It is eternal. He can distrupt disrupt your life on earth but he has no clue when you step out this life when you move from mortell to mortality he has. Is No clue what next do we are dead and our lives are hid with Christ in God and when Christ is all lifestyle appear then shall we also appeal with him in glory this life is stem porary and filled with grief subtle Arctic's pain suffering and death however the life of this one would total opposite to what it is now. The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be computer with the glory that Saudi revealed in US take heart brothers and sisters keep the faith both stand on the promises of God. God is faithful who has promised you joy after suffering and death take heart hold on to God's promise weeping may enjoy offer the night but joy comes in the morning the devil can stop joy when God unleashes when God releases Yo victory when Godwin Lisa's your strength when God's stars up Hoping Promise the Deva can't stop it and so we need to take heart and keep the faith and hold on on strong to the promises we have the battle is still the Lord's he man the bottle is still the Lord's and the same God of Abraham as Khun Jacob Same God who brought is chairman out of Egypt's bondage and got them to the promised land the same God is the same today the the god of the Hebrew Children Shadrach Michigan Abednego the God of Danneal. He is the same God today. Take heart take heart take hard follow the example of the `boo-boys who told the King we are not cheerful to answer your concerning this matter or king but this one thing we know at how God is able to deliver us out of your hands dance and out of the fiery furnace where we have this assurance in the back of our minds and we want to relate this onto you oh king that even if for one on well no one reason our God who is Able Almighty Immortal Omniscient Omnipotent Omnipresence God if he choose for any unknown reason is in out of his Fi infinite wisdom and power if he sees something that we can see from where we are an each shoes is not to deliver us because we had I've been a take heart and keep the faith and trust him that we know we still aren't going to bow to you a worship your idols we won't do it. We won't do it. Take my friends. The bottle is still the Lord's God told Moses to tell Israel standstill and see God's salvation. Don't worry about those Egyptians coming behind you. Don't worry about those mountains on either side. Don't worry about the Red Sea ahead of you. Don't worry that you find yourself in a cul de sac surrounded funded by enemies and mountains unsease standstill and see the salvation of the Lord. Take heart hold a faith. Keep the faith for the Egyptians you see now. You'll see them again. N- No more tomorrow take heart take heart. He knows what's best for you and he has the grace that you need to keep you from falling composite said no one to him that is able to cheap you from falling and to present you fought this before the prisoners of is glowing exceeding joy to the only weighs God be Glory Majestic Dominion and POW how both now unfor ever we do not pray that we have no bottles but we pray that we will win each of them and we pray that God gives us the grace that we need to pull us through when Obama's a raging my friends my encouragement to you on this podcast in spite eight of all that the devil is thrown at you and your family and at your job and a Yo church and your home and in your life personally in spite of what he his is coming at you with take heart the battle is not yours and the battle has already been one sicknesses diseases debts <music> heartaches drieve struggles pain suffering. Sometimes it feels like it's too much to bear but again God through his servant James James Reminds us God will not allow us to suffer more than we are able to bear but e will use is power in the midst heads of the struggles an eel use it to bring you victory Hallelujah take heart. Stay strong. Stay encouraged. You can't lose unless you stop fight. You can't lose unless you surrender. You can't lose unless you give up and critters can't win but as far as you keep fighting victory belongs to you it is my prayer and as you listen this podcast they your strengthened in your faith as you look at your balance you see God much bigger now your bottles and that you're more than Conquers who him who loves you. This is Great Boorda's. This is bishop over Rubik for missing. Thank you but you into the broadcast and hope that you're blessed inspired and encourage your friends about it shit with your brother on your sisters and parrots somebody body help somebody to find hope as we all fight where in this together and the Apostolos to encourage each other with the word of God. I'm doing my part and I'm sending it to you. I hope you'll send it to your friends so that we can all be encouraged as we fight this ballot together and we win to get lazy that is in Utah needed is in the world is grace with all Baras you the more at your disposal than you can. Imagine my friends don't take hearts. Keep the faith one of these days you look back and you'll be thankful. God has been good the next time this is.

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When God Seems Absent

The Good Fight Radio Show

29:49 min | 1 year ago

When God Seems Absent

"Welcome to the good fight. Radio show a program dedicated to bringing you vital and compromised trues that you won't hear in the mainstream media discussing discussing contemporary issues in light of the Bible and how these issues relate to family culture and the church. The heart of this show is to glorify. Jesus Christ I sent exposed the works of darkness. He is commanded in a Fiji's five eleven. Now here's your host good fight ministries own Chad Davidson send. Welcome back to the good fight radio. Show I'm your host Chad. Davidson good five ministries and with the is always the president and founder of good fight ministries impassive blessed chapel in Simi Valley. California Pass Joe. How're you doing today? Doing great brother. Well praise the Lord. Praise Lord also with us as always. The show's producer. Tony how you doing today Bro. I'm doing great in the Lord. Well all praise God. I'm excited about this episode because we are pigging piggybacking off of the last episode where we dealt with a number of trials that people in our fellowship. We're going through or are going through actually currently and it's interesting how they coincide with a lot of questions that we had come in specifically from a brother in Christ who. I've seen him on on facebook for a number of years. I've had people write in and say hey came through this guy ministering to me so I was like I want to try to answer answers many questions as we can. One of the things you'll learn is that typically if we get a question we think we can go through a bunch but once we get started and we got get talking about scripture. It's hard to you. Get to all of them so I hope that in the spirit. They are answered and any questions. You have bro. You can always just rewrite him privately. You know if we don't get to them or something isn't You want some clarification on anything but praise. God One of the things that we discussed at length last episode was some of the trials that job went through. And I've mentioned mentioned on this show and I've talked about the book of job a ton lately because I've been going through it I think it's the third time Through it in the last couple of months and and I've been really enjoying my time reading through job and just loving reading scripture in that way at depth and trying to really just this kind of like a diamond you know where you just looking at all the different ways to look at it and and just seeing the beauty in God and I know that the same guy who wrote some of the questions. I'm going to read another one of his questions that he had said that he found a lot of solace and in job as well Reading through it through some of the stuff that he's been going through but one of the things that I found really interesting interesting and you brought it up and you were about to mention it and then we kind of got sidetracked a little bit and so we're going to get back into. It is the ending of job. And you talk about the beginning of Joe being blameless aimless and and God you know using him and saying hey look at look at my servant job and then at the end of jobs get the beginning and the end at the end the job. There is something that always stuck out to me. especially if you read all of job and it's in forty two seven for says for you have and this is when he's condemning his friends and coming in rebuking his friends he says for. You have not spoken about me. Accurately as my servant job has and something you may find interesting guys who are are students of the word is is. You'll notice there's times where joked said things where he did vacillate to a point and there were times where he said things are like well. That's not right job. That's not right that you shouldn't you know. And as we could be judging from that point of view and be like well how job. You probably shouldn't be saying that. And you're probably accurate in that regard the same thing that Ella Faz whereas and Zohar were they had accuracy within a lot of the things they were saying but they were overall as a whole inaccurate. Were job was accurate in Dan that there was something going on. That wasn't right. There was something this wasn't just the normal activity of God. This wasn't just this idea where well if I do these principles these things certainly happen. So my kids. Basically by the way one of the first rebukes he gets is basically that his kids were wicked. And that's why they're dead and and so I mean Magin having your children die and that's what you hear in imagine having your wife telling you just curse God and die and all the trials that he went through and ultimately I believe when I see that ending and I see that scripture. I see a job that at the end of it new wholeheartedly the whole time even even though there was something wrong even vacillated ultimately even in that trial he knew who God was who's as characters and there was something off. Yeah it is vacillation vacillation. He never got to the point where he cursed. The Lord came in never committed. Suicide didn't take the you know that we out He endured in his faith and his faith is exemplified in James Chapter five and it's amazing because at the end with God confronts him he tells me like a man got serious. God folks you know and he comes down like a man and he tells them. Are you accused me to exonerate yourself. That's a pretty heavy you know. He deals with Joe his vacillation nation. Because there is a point where jobs are you know you know wonder who got is and how just he is if he you know and so forth and and he warned him and that's when it all of us when you're going through the trial never ever blamed God. God is incapable of doing. Even I owed a wrong. And he's the creator the ungraded creator of the entire universe. You know if there's a problem it's either with us or understanding okay. It's not the problem is the problem with God. You know or I'm just saying if you have a problem I don't it's something we don't because we see through a glass darkly and his ways are higher than our ways description. Data's thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Hires has from the earth. So we're going through a struggle. We need to continue firm. God's goodness in fact when I had a very very severe trowels talked about my last or last PODCAST when I was talking about the trial my son is currently going through and coming out of Lord Willing It was so cute and continued. I wrote Jesus is Lord. I was almost a forty day trial. I don't know exactly three eight thirty nine forty days. But I I wrote Jesus Lord I can't tell you how many hundreds of times down to affirm he's Lord Oscar. What the enemy does he is? Lord he is Lord his Lord. Jesus Lord you know and that was what I did and I wrote scriptures down that meditated upon and I refused to ultimately be shaken and believe me I would shake. If you're with me new that trial you'd see the tears at what is going on here. You know I'd read about David. Strauss had read about jobs trials And so forth I never experienced a trial That that profoundly and I didn't think I was capable of going through a trial like that would put me through a trial like that but he did wonderful things that there's many as Chad you mentioned the end of the last episode which was a good call that many different scriptures were pressed upon my heart through that time that means so much to me and Bible says comfort others with the comfort that you've received so it's hard to comfort someone as a pastor through an acute trial if you have been through an acute trial you know so I think that was part of my training for the Lord something you can learn at any any school or seminary Is You know the school of hard knocks at the Lord takes you through school spirit. You know and it's interesting because the scriptures here's James One starts off when you encounter various trials you know Kisa count it all joy in the World Kathy. The Greek is a is a crediting term. It's a it's a mathematical torme do the math. So trial count all joy but he says when not if because you will go through trials as we know and I love this passage which is quoted as much. I think it's just this versus just as powerful and said I Peter Four twelve beloved. Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal or trial among in you which comes upon you for your testing as though some strange thing happening to you and as Christians. We ought to know that when we go through severe. Try probably can't say I can't believe guys. Let me go through this. I CAN'T I. Can't this trial it burns. It's because it says fiery trial rate and not to consider a strange thing. We're not to be surprised as in if we realize jobs also says you know says the book of Job that As mad is born so you know Sparks as bad as born in a trial is sparks fly upward whereas if you drag a piece of metal sparks and flattered. Well that's that's man were born for Abrasion were born to have trial to house of adversity and for there to be some pain so We learn through that pain. We don't learn as much on a roller coaster in America round as we do warn the as we do when we're the valley of the shadow auto of death. So God's way God's ways it has his desire is to perfect US and make us Christ like if is for heaven and those stones that are hyun in the valley below before brought to the temple. Mount are Hyun in the valley below for reasons. That's a picture. This God does his work in the valley. We're not in and heaven yet so That scripture I love what happens at the job is well. He says I've heard about you with my hearing. It he goes but now I see with my eyes. I think that's profound because job already knew the Lord I'm he was sacrificing a bullet bullock's everyday for his children. Taking huge animals a sacrificing them lord before the Temple was there for crisis crucified for us. he knew his redeemer lived. And you could see our relationship with God but his relationship with God was not nearly as profound as it was later. You know I've seen I've heard about ears but now see with my eyes and that's what I wanted cruise my brethren that's That wrote into who's going through Trials presently is there comes a stage. There's this time allies where we hear the word you know we know the Lord through the the word you know and we know still jobs still knew him to his word. That comes a time where we go through various trials. We counter the apoptosis. That the more experience experiential knowledge. Now we come to Christ. I get saved. We experienced AETNA's experiential knowledge but that experiential knowledge is is the God making the truth of our conviction of our sense and the reality of Christ's death Berlin resurrection alive to us and we grabbed the Lord and caused. Lord will be saved. He comes into into. That doesn't any we experienced A. Wow I felt him coming to my heart so is talking about is talking about you. Have a relationship with the because your praying to your crying to him as sometimes I think what we do. Is We think that we have to have some kind of mystical experience where we feel something for it to be experience with the Lord and nothing could be further from the truth. Sometimes I think we make too big a chasm. We draw too big economy. We're not really dichotomy too. Big of a chasm between what we call general revelation and special the revelation and both are divine revelation. So we talked about you know general revelation. That's where God speaks to us to his creation. You know the things that he's made So you know. That's how he speaks to us. Let us know that exists but special revelation is you don't things in Providence. You know says he gives us you know. Seasons is that he gives us. Food and export teeny hasn't left himself without a witness and we call general revelation. And we say but then they're special relation revealed the Gospel to us and he revealed who he is clearly through the Scripture and through the word made flesh Jesus Christ it amen. That's a whole `nother level revelation. But when you see that level of revelation don't minimize either either when you have a revelation of God through his creation and you're driving on the road. I was driving down the road the other day and I was just looking at trees as driving by thought. Wow Lord you you don't just speak to US generally senior I existed this. You're speaking of being so many ways letting me know that you love me through your creation by the beauty of it the photosynthesis give me oxygen from those leaves over there. You know The the the bees and the pollination and you've done this because you love us you know that anthropic principle that everything depends hands on and this fine tuning got finely tuned this. We've finally tuned. I'm you've had lizards. We've had all kinds of things that kids growing up you know and we finally to into the courtroom. You spend some time and money on it so this Lizard Kalev. I'm how much more has got to this thing for us. You know and I encourage you by brothers and sisters when you see the the creation. Don't you think yeah. This is a witness of God's powerful existence and and his is his handiwork. Say yes in a manner that praising for that but also realized well he he provides the seasons he provides. The food is with us this has to do with his providential love as well so you see his creation has mercy says over all of his work. That's a letter of. I loved you as well. But then when you get to the written scriptures written revelation and you get to know the person Lord Jesus Christ scripture that is a whole new level revelation and but that's an experience when you come to who Jesus is and you receive him. That's an experience in the Lord when you're born again that's a miracle when you come to Jesus Christ and he received the new birth your again. That's a miracle and it goes beyond propositions because you accept the proposition that your center and you accept the fact that Jesus Christ Lord and you you the crowd and he comes into your heart. You're not looking for physical feeling your accepting what he says so. Those propositions themselves are meant to be something that we interact with him. We experience as we experienced truth. Effect the Bible says the scriptures clear that the natural man cannot receive the things that the spirit amen and that the things spirit that God wrote vote that the new covenant is written by is if that's written hearts is the ink of the Holy Spirit by the Holy Spirit so my brothers and sisters who know the Truth and COSC- The Gospel and understand that Jesus died for them was bearing he rose again. He conquered death that he loves him. That right there is. That is that's relational knowledge. It's through that knowledge the letter and threw God. Open your eyes that reality that you are experiencing the work of Holy Spirit lives who convicts not just lost. Not just the lost non elect. He convinced the entire world of sin knowing who will receive him and who reject him if he received him. You're having a relationship with them whether you feel it or not. That's why us that Korea Korea soldier at the end of the last episode. Yeah it's it's really cool because I just finished up. We did two sessions every Monday night. I I lead a Bible. Oh study with you. Know About College Age above You know for more deeper doctrinal discussion for six months or something we've been doing calvinism awesome and the doctrines of grace So to speak with the opposite the opposite. Yeah and then we went through Wilson's book and then we were switching over from So triology into S Collagen End Times. They asked if I would do Some teachings on that and we're going to be studying that for quite a while so in between that gap. While I was putting together all the study I was like. Hey let's watch the soldier Salsa Rock and roll and it just so happened that one of the dates almost exactly fell on the day. I gave my life to Christ eleven years ago. which was after you watch the video after video so and it was actually on my son's fourth birth? Well He. It was my four three birthday the day my firstborn born son was born so On January nineteenth I was saved in nine and then four years later Jesus Yeah got did another miracle but something thing that I was thinking about is during the video watching it with the guys and With with holly in everybody and I just that scripture came to me again and I was just overcome overcome with the motion for Matthew Twelve thirty. That was the literal verse that I gave my life to Christ so I was just overcome experience about a truth. Praise conroe and it wasn't just that it was a positional thing. It was the fact that it was proposition. All but the Bible's very clear. Your saved by grace through faith in the Bible is also very clear that that faith comes by hearing here the words of Christ and I heard the words of Christ and those were the things that literally those words I gave my life to Christ and I got to just sit there not that I had turned away from my first love. I was loving Jesus that night and every night before it but it was just that remembrance of my first love and my first time going rolling in love of Jesus. You know that's beautiful and you know the words. He's quoting or referencing there. They Dress Matthew twelve thirty S he. That's not me either. Gathers not with me scatters abroad and they sold their souls. I quote that specific verse at the end wanting that response believing I mean. I preach a lot of mess out usually use that verse but when evangelized I And I do. They sold their souls. I make a real clear you see. There's a difference between light darkness and I and I go for spiritual jugular and say you know Jesus said so between you and us at this point you know not to choose choose you know that that was what hit my verse. My wife when I done presentation she'd seen He. That's not with me is against me. You know. And by the way Chad was atheist. Hard atheist drunker to brawler all that stuff and Jesus said in John Nine or not Jesus in the Gospel John which Jesus aspired and That he he likes everyone that comes into the world so he was already enlightening. Chad's heart and Chad had heart his heart to whatever degree and allow light into whatever degree enough to see that video and the largest 'cause it like to burn and what Chad is saying is that you don't need to have a feeling some experience. You know mountaintop experience where you feel the Lord because you can see the Lord in Nollie what he's made but in his word and what he's revealing to you and I would not discount the importance of that revelation. That's what they do is to think that that's not that important this this would be more exporting if I got chills Singapre Song or something which can happen at times but I I would. We have something far better than that. Because the you know Peter you know some of the with amount has gration Chad you referenced. This a while ago but I wanNA emphasizes emphasizes with regard to this. What was sharing this last two messages? They add this radical spirits were Lord. Jesus Christ face on the Mount of transfiguration shines before them like the Sun in mid day and his clothes and everything a picture of his second coming. Glory is power. A preview of the second can coming in the future and allege Moser. They're and they're tripping out on the whole account because I'll miss made point because my main point is at that experience and is is life changing to that it must have been guess what Peter says this when he talks about that experience of the mountaintop where he saw the revelation of the second. Coming of Christ was a picture of the second coming. I mean he says we have also eight more sure word of prophecy King James or Rian Literal Bible and we have the more certain prophetic word meaning more certain than what happened in the transfiguration. The Breeze Study Bible. We also have the word of the profits as confirmed beyond doubt the Net Bible Net It says moreover we repossess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would a light shining a murky place until the day and the Morning Star arises in your hearts young's literal translation and we have a more firm and we have more firm that prophetic word. What all these we're learning here is more radical than those experiences? Experiences is that God is speaking through his living word which is inspired spirit as absolutely trustworthy beyond any human experience that we might encounter. Yeah I think Guinot one of the things he was asking was and I think you somewhat answered. It already was just that idea of like. Should we take any event and be like well. That's from God and I would say a Lotta Times. Yeah I mean or from the enemy you know so it's spiritual either way but one of the things we were talking about this and Biblical yes yeah And one of the things we were talking about because I brought this up during the Bible study we had is that experiential you know in hoping for the experience and one of the things for me personally that just reading God's word and trusting in him is that I know that I don't have to look forward to some experience that God's GonNa come and you know. Oh He's GONNA turn my hair purple or something you know but I know it makes me yearn so much to see the Lord face to face the fact that this side of heaven. I don't don't get those experience all the time because one day when I read the book revelation. I'm going to do that all the time. He's going to be literally the Sun. There's GonNa be no night and I get to worship him all my days and I yearn for that. And that's what we're supposed to we're supposed to yearn now for these bodies. These bodies are dying their decaying our own minds. This can fool us and trickles up but guess what I need to stick to the word and know and recognize that I am having yes a spiritual experience when I am. I'm digging into God's Word and allowing it to renew my mind they meant absolutely and guys be encouraged. I mean these are some things you need to lock your heart into because we went with. Choose as with you that you know we think really help you Things that you know the Lord's shown me through the years in his word and you know as we're talking. It's our shopping iron. If you oh you whoever any of you. That are listening with us that loves the Lord was here in this conversation. We'd all sharp each other even more but some twenty-three Sambas rates. Even though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death off your evil for you are with me Your Rod and your staff. They comfort me. And that's such. We hear that a lot but he stopped with the value shadow of death. When you have the shadow of death hanging over you as seem so gloomy Lord is still with you someone a one we? The psalmist had a sense of abandonment. The Lord Lord met him. Why Oh Lord do you had far off? Why do you hide in times of trouble have felt the same way how Lord say call for help but you do not hear crowds you And so forth so Psalm forty two hundred two as a deer pants for the streams of water so my soul longs after you. Oh God my soul thirst for you the Living God. When shall I come in appear? In in God's presence now notices God will we I read earlier from chronicles where the Lord says in chronicles that he'll forsake man for sometimes he'll even alone for a period of time to test him to see what's in him and we can harder hearts and say I want to do my own thing and then reveals to us that we're not loyal to God or Oh you know what I'm GonNa continue to seek God like the pants after the water in the Lord creates a thirst and us because of our own behavior often but sometimes it just do it to show himself in a deeper way but sometimes there's a thirst that gets created us because we depart from the sister of live without of living water water and then that's disciplined and God works within it says in Jeremiah to that our backsides you will discipline us. So if we say Kim we'll get thirsty we'd come back and get right with him but but sometimes as it says in chronicles he will leave someone alone. Contestants see what's in them and when he does that that's the same we need to seek him whether it's discipline or not you don't if if this plan you need to say okay. What am I doing wrong to confess my San get right with him? If you're walking with the Lord I joe was still search your heart it. Just praise him and seek his face but guess what he creates that thirst us when it's not disciplined so that we will see how much we really need him and so that we're find out how deeply we are satisfied in knowing him and that we won't take that for granted because it's not until you haven't had a drink. Water every gone backpacking backpacking. you run out of water. Feel like you're going to die man when you finally get to water. Didn't deserve to be cold water. Man Here's like Oh oh man. I'M NOT GONNA die. It feels so so get well. Guess what then you realize. How beautiful important water is you realize how beautiful and vital the Lord is to our very existence when you really thirst and that's when you get to that point that's why Jesus blessed or the Porn Spirit for theirs the Kingdom of God we serve them out? That's why you said it was four but are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. That's wasted five. Six blessed are those who hunger thirst for righteousness for they show they shall be satisfied so imperative that we come to know the importance of hunger and thirst for him. There's something really beautiful though because sometimes you're hungry and thirsty for but he's right there. He's right there when he's ready to be dragged down you know he's right there. Wait ready to be fed upon us the bread of life. He's right there start doing it. Don't go by your feelings. In fact I have I wanted to Tony. Reassert passage. I think is very profound in Luke. Chapter Chapter Twenty Four. Thanks tony re this time Bro. All right is the road to Amaze Luke Twenty four thirteen to twenty four and behold all two of them were going that very day to a village named amaze which was about seven miles from Jerusalem and they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken can place while there were talking and discussing Jesus himself approached and began traveling with them but there is were prevented from recognizing him and he he said to them. What are these words that you're exchanging with one? Another as you were talking and they stood still looking sad one of them name cleophas answered and said him. Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days and he said to them what things and they said to him things about Jesus the Nazarene who was a prophet mighty indeed and word in the sight of God and all the people and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to the the sentence of death and crucified him but we were hoping that it was he who is going to redeem Israel indeed besides all this. It is the third the days since these things happened but also some women among US amazed us when they were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body. They came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels. Who said that he was alive? Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it. Just exactly we as the women also had said but him they did not see. If that's amazing. Think about this guy's house that pertain. To the study these disciples. The roads are very despondent. Things that turn out how they'd expect. They said they'd hoped that he was a what was going to bring redeem Israel. They wanted to have high expectations. -tations that Israel would be restored. Nation didn't happen that way. It happened the way they expected. He didn't show up the way they wanted to show up. And that's my point. Sometimes we think Jesus Sean this way in our lives this is what it looked like it. We could grow despondent but the irony is when they're talking about how did turn out and how they thought it was and how would you know the tomb was empty. But they didn't see him the irony is he's walking with him. He's walking with them at this time. I just blows me away I just. That's so powerful man. I love that passage for so many reasons. Because he opened the scriptures up to them shows himself from the Psalms and the prophets and and you the law and guess what. My point is typology right and I've been saying through our typologies. Here's Ano- Tuesday. So we'll get into a couple types will throw a couple types l.. Find another way before we're done but all the types of picture him right and he's right there before them right and then and then he says he did not let them recognize him. Sometimes sometimes God withdraws themselves degree or he doesn't let us recognize him to draw things out of us so we see our need for. This is so important understand. And then you you know a little bit. Later in the passage there's disciples with him. They don't recognize him until he breaks. Bread says he broke bread and then guess how they recognize him doesn't say just as when he broke bread. They're just not realize 'cause he was mangled beyond any man you know and I believe it's when he's breaking the bread there watching brandon they're seeing the wholes in his hands like Whoa you know and you know what. Sometimes it's when we have communion with other believers when we take communion where we break bread when we seek the Lord will go the sanctuary. That's when remember the the the psalmist Psalm seventy. Three's like whereas where you kind of got almost fell away says until he went to the sanctuary. It's important that we're fellowship. Another really important picture is listen. I Peter one one eight nine says and though you have not seen him you love him and they'll you see you don't see him now but believe in you believe in him. You greatly rejoice with joint accessible in full glory obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. I love that you haven't seen him but you love him. Do you not see him now. You believe him. There's a great type of that by the way. Remember member Isaac typology Tuesday. He's taken up to about variety to be sacrificed he. The only only son was fathered loves pictured Lord. Jesus Christ remember that well. He's the picture. Lord Jesus Christ Isaac was and they see it while it's a picture of his his he gets Jeff. That's pictures resurrection. You'll see him and then guess what the next time you see them. Lea's her whose name was given for a long time. The servant goes to fetch a bride that bribes name is Rebecca Beca. She's decked out gift. He's a picture of the Church we've been sought out by the Holy Spirit. We've been giving gifts. She's brought several miles to see Isaac her groom room as she loves him as this past says us even though she has seen him she believes in. And I'm telling you right now you don't have to see Jesus you have to have a bunch of experiences. Just accept the revelation from the spirit that he loves you and he's coming and get excited because you will be in his arms this is rebecca wasn't Isaacs arms press on Jesus Amen Amen. You've been listening listening to the good fight. 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Idolatry According To Scripture  Prescribing Truth Podcast

Prescribing Truth

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Idolatry According To Scripture Prescribing Truth Podcast

"Welcome back everybody to prescribe and truth. I'm Jamal Banney the one who seeks to distribute the truth that a doctor prescribes to the church and the world today. If you like to contact me you could do so by emailing me a prescribe dot truth Jimoh dot com or you can call me at eight no one nine eight hundred sixty three thirty three <hes>. This podcast is available on Youtube live six P._M.. On Sundays Eastern Standard Time and also you can catch us on various podcasts absolute in items such radio in Google play. If you like deliver review of the show I greatly appreciate he can do so on those atoms absolutely can leave comments on Youtube. I greatly appreciate it. I love hearing you guys feedback tonight. Show I'm going to be trying to take my time as we go through this content as you see the title it is idolatry. According to scripture according to the Bible we WanNa go through the word of God and to see where we see idolatry occur and the context of for where it occurs and what is talking about speaking of those things now I've done a couple of videos on my channel dental with idolatry of did one talked about how we need to be careful about idols in our hearts and then I did another one talking about <hes> can we worshiped without intent on until idolatry sorry so to speak and so <hes> I feel it necessary to do this idolatry according to scripture just doing a word study taking the time on this podcast do a word study and hopefully this would encourage you to do further study <hes> let this not be the end all be all to what you do and what you start for in the scriptures but let it be a star even if it was a stark conversation that'd be great as far as what is idolatry according to scripture all right so we're going to spend time in our eastwood. Whatever I do recommend for you for those of you who like to own? We'll be on your computers. A lot and you like to do a little study. The word eastward is a great APP to use on your computer is free on my love using I've been using it for the longest ever since I started prescribed truth and I really do like it so I'm encouraged to get it if you on your mobile phone you like to have like a way you can study the Greek Hebrew and stuff like that along with the word my sword APP issues on your phone now so I just WanNa throw that that little plug their novitiate if it to me just wanted to share with the resource that I like to use all right so that being said we're going to we're going to do a look at the word idolatry. Aren't you're going to <hes>. I'm GonNa pull up in what you saw out. Do a Bible search to see how many times occur <hes> the particular version I'm going to be looking at is the E._S._V. on. Oh some of you may Redick A._J.. View the N._T._S._B.. While the Eastward Abbott doesn't have the N._A._S._D.. For the free version of the purchase that angered the money to purchase that right now so I gotTa E._S._V. Aright so that's what I'll be reading from the English Standard Bible or somebody to say the elect Standard Bible are so in the east sort of I'm going to be idolatry. We're going to do that right now and I know those of you who are listening on the <hes> this audio form. You won't be to see what I see. I will be reading off Cam for you guys and so I want you to be left out all right trying to be mindful of those who are just listen versus watching ally according according to Eastwood <unk> according to this that six places throughout the Bible where idolatry there now. We're going to get <hes> a couple of words. We're going to dollar tree. We're GONNA GET IDLE AND WE'RE GONNA look at <hes> worship best. If I was going to be a loaded <hes> Tom podcast tonight but when we look at worship and idolatry her <hes> but I wanNA start off looking up idolatry WanNa see where inscriptions does show this is word and in the context for this word as far as gaining the meaning of what does it mean when he tells people not to commit idolatry all right WanNa be clear of course which teaches and be consistent all right so the first appearance that we see here as far as the word idolatry idolatry not <unk> idle <unk> dollar tree right was the practice of worshipping idols. Our Solar says I Samuel Fifteen twenty three four billion is as a set of divination and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry because you have rejected did the word of the Lord he has also reject you from being king aren't so often <unk> King Saul and what happened to him his his idolatry sin and sinfulness <hes> AC- here we also have Ezekiel Twenty nine and they shall return your lewdness upon you as you shall bear the penalty of your sinful idolatry ancient know that I am the Lord God we we go all way to I Corinthians ten fourteen therefore my beloved free Flea said Frey Flee from idolatry commissions five twenty as one of the works of the flesh we have idolatry right Colossians three five put to death therefore what is earthly in you now. I thought this was very the interest in this particular verse so let's look this verse Colossians three five put to death therefore what is earthly in you sexual immorality Impurity Passion Evil Desire in covetousness which is he is idolatry. <hes> I always thought it was does interest how Paul gives us these days that we should put the death in us and he names these sins and then he says that they are adultery. Covetousness which is idolatry alright do something to think about for a moment as we continue to go through <hes> first Peter Four three for the time that has passed suffices for doing what the gentiles want to do living consensuality passions drunkenness orgies drinking parties and lawless idolatry so there's no secret that the Bible is explicitly clear that idolatry is evil is wicked and Christians. We shall be abstaining from and fleeing from idolatry. There should not be any idols named among you that should not be a charge that could be laid against you for idolatry right matter in fact as a scripture that tells people that if there's a brother who's named among you and who's guilty of idolatry who practice idolatry that we should not even eat with them so the Bible is completely clear that we are to flee from idolatry now. I wanted to look at Dilawar idols. Yes then idols now I want to so this is looking at our dollar tree and we'll let me say this one more time before I move onto idols because now according to the S._V. or according to this is Bible Adam using <hes> idolatry the word idolatry <hes> is found six times in scriptures now that may be <hes> different underlying Greek words but it's basically the same route but the six times is found in the Bible Fars Award Award idolatry in every time it's found is nowhere good nowhere where we should feel comfortable with this right so the charges someone committing idolatry especially a believer is very very serious and should not be taken lightly all right once again the Bible tells us brother if that's somebody who names himself a brother brother meaning that they claim to be Christian and they are practicing idolatry just like some other sense that will list it like sexual immorality and soda and so on so forth then we should not even eat with such a war for all right so we felt we treat them like unbelievers is very serious and so we we don't WanNa take the take this situation lightly or this <hes> topic lightly when a handle with care but wanna just give what the scriptures teach concerning idolatry all right now idolatry by definition it means image worship as what it means image worship in. It's interesting to me. This is why I was interested me at Colossians. Three Fowler says what it says because the Greek word means image worship them yet collage refile says put to death therefore what is earthly in you sexual immorality Impurity Passion Evil Desire and covetousness which is idolatry and what I'm seeing is even though the definition says image worship. This image can be anything anything that we worship other than God and I can understand why covetousness is idolatry. Donald Tree because what is covetousness something that you desire you once you you want so bad to have and it doesn't belong to you but you you idolize it. Thus covetousness all right but evil desires well is rooted in idolatry this passion when it says passion these are talking about things like sexual desires that are ungodly alright impurity sexual immorality. All these things are wicked and if you do those things if you're a given to those things then what you're doing is you're idolizing self. You're wanting to satisfy yourself opposed to play pleasing God and satisfying God and when you do that you are committing adultery. I talk about this in the video idea weeks ago. I was a May I did it. <hes> that podcast we're talking about how we have idols in our heart. We have to be careful be mindful of the idols in our hearts. Those things that we desire in one that are against we're died awed will want us to have been God wants to do but yet we put those desires above what he commands a right and is clear what God commands concerning sane are so anything you put above. God isn't idle in this clear clear all right so he thought it was interesting so that's the Greek word there for idolatry and I'm going to spell out the on the phonetic version of it is I D._O.. L. L. A. T. E. R. R. I. A. H.. Let me repeat that because I said it wrong so at the end I D I o L. O.. L. A. T. R. A. H.. All right so that's how spelled now for the phonetics or how we learn how to say the word are so the next word I want to look up is idle now. It's for my understanding as rescriptor in idol is something that is made for the the purpose of worship right now. We know that because things that are made or creation itself can be an idol all right so basically anything that we esteem above God a worship is an idol but when it comes to things in the scriptures that people possess that on King's go and get rid of and destroy they were things that people purposely set up to be worshipped that was the purpose of those things to be to be worshiped worshiped. They wasn't set there to decoration. They wasn't set there just to make everything look nice. They were set there for a reason they were made for a reason and a reason for them. Being made was to worship all right. You know what before I go into idle before going I don I wanNA look at subscriptions requiring only go <hes> Deuteronomy twelve and we're GONNA get versus to Deuteronomy twelve two through six now this is done with idols on also GonNa look at on different scriptures have idols about where goddess told them to go in and destroy these islands also dealing with worship okay so Kinda Kinda going ahead of myself a little bit but that's is fine so we'll look at verse not going to look into idols. He says twelve I two you shall surely destroy all the places where the nation's whom you shall dispose or dispossess serve their gods all right on the high mountains and on the heels and under every green tree you shall tear down their altars and dash in pieces that pillars and burned that Ashram with fire you show chop down the carved images edges of their gods and destroy their name out of that place. You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way all right but you I said I said to six but you shall is verse five but you shall seek the place that the Lord God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there there you show and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices your ties and the contribution Russian that you present your vow offerings your free will offerings and the first born of your heard and of your flock are so here these people have a place that they worship they worshiped these false befalls guys these idols and and they are told to go in to destroy all these idols destroy them everything that was used for worship of these false guys get rid of them tear down the pillars the the the <hes> burn the astrum which was an idol chop down the carved images of their Gaza destroyed the name out of that place. We'll get rid of their guys but these idols were something that people wants whereas they're actually idolizing actually worshiping rushing now. It wasn't figurative. It wasn't <hes> implied. They actually worship these guys okay the people who worship these guys. They actually believe these guys existed. There was no question question in their mind. They believe that they're guys this astrum and these false cars carve images actually was a god they believe that they worshipped they served it all right and they're told to go in and make sure you're that they'd get rid of all those things destroy them destroyed him out of the place and the law says do not worship your God in that way all right so in the way that they worshipped them. So how were they worshiping their particular idols they had carved images in representation of their guys. They had pillars for their guys dedicated to their guys. The astrum isn't was an idol an actual island worshiped <unk> a female goddess. If I'm not mistaken they actually worshipped all right. This is what they was there. For a right and God says you do not worship me in that way will that goes in line with God says in a commandment not to make any any graven image of anything in heaven on earth to worship that goes against the second commandment so it may sense that this is what he's talking about. You do not worship me in that way. Some would say that when God says it's words or something like this particular passage that he's speaking about everything that they did concerning their guys. You don't do it so but my thing is that will that can't be the case and the reason why is that will take out prayer because God tells us to pray to him but people pray to guys ause so should we not pray to God and I'm not trying to argue Straw man but it's just being clear. He's like dare specific things that God is telling them you do not do and that was one of that was against God's commandments horse them all right you do not worshiping in that way you do not make carved images in my name in for my glory you not do that. You do not dedicate these things to me in that way. Are you not worship me that way are so that was dealing with worship as one. I've got some more <hes> versus versus. I'm going to dillon with worship as far as what God commands <hes> well. Let's look at idols are so we gotta scripture <hes> Second I WANNA say the second chronicles second chronicles thirty three seven and it says and the carved image of the idol that he had had made he sat in the House of God of which Guy said today and to Solomon his son in this house in in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel I will put my name forever so you have in this instance in particular <hes> scripture major. There's someone is putting a car image an idol that they made they made it for the purpose of worship. This wasn't something that was bought in a store for the sake of decoration. This was something that was made for a purpose may a set in the House of God set in Temple for the purpose of worshipping alongside God was was forbidding evil and wicked as idolatry artistic chronicles thirty three verse seven all right. I'll put it up for you. Guys who going to verse fifteen as well as look at verse starting at Verse One are says Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign and he reigned fifty five years in Jerusalem and he did what was evil in. The side of the lower according to the abominations of the nation's whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel for he rebuilt the high places that his father has a Kaya had broken down so he so he built up rebuilt up those those pillars and everything else that was built up for idols he built them back up again and erected altars to the bail soda all's every how do you pronounce that so he brought those things back up those things that were purposely made to worship those idols Amei Ashra and worshiped all the host of Heaven and serve them all right so it wasn't that he just has something there that shouldn't have been he actually had them there to worship them and serve them all right and he built altars in the House of the Lord of wish the Lord has said in Jerusalem show my name be forever so now he's these idols are taken the place of God of Galway all right he says and he built office for all the host of Heaven in the course of the House of the Lord and he burned his sons look at what he did and he burned his sons as an offering in the valley of the son of Henan Henham and use fortune telling and omens and sorcery nursery and dealt with mediums and with necker masses he did much evil in the saddle Lord provoking him to anger was got angry like look at what God was angry he rebuilt these these things that were specifically made for worship of false idols he sacrificed his children sacrifices sons to these guys so the host of Heaven at Scripture says and he worked any serve them this was evil. This burned hot. This burnt aren't got angry. Dismayed got angry it is Dan we want to seven and he and the carved image of the idol that which he made has said in the House of God and said to David <hes> I'm sorry household got of which Guy said to David into Solomon his son in this house in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all trouser Israel I will put my name forever and I were no more remove the foot of Israel from the land that I appointed for your father's. If only they will be careful to do all that I have commanded them all all the law the statues and the rules given through Moses so obviously he broke the law. Obviously he brought the first second commandment but it was purposeful thing this man Manasseh did not stumble tumble into idolatry. This was not ignorance all right. He knew what he was doing and every time we see scripture where there's an idol where there's idolatry committed. There isn't an ignorance. They know what they're doing. We know when we sin. We may not want to admit we WANNA confess but we know when we're insane. We know when we're putting things before God. We're not dumb now. Especially if we're believers now unbelievers do not care this ended against God. That's that's clear. Unbelievers do not care if they're sitting against God they're already doing their hearts are darkened by sin. They can't submit to God because their in the flesh but those of us who have the spirit of God the spirit of Galway in us the Holy Spirit hurt we know when we're sending the Holy Spirit bears witness and us that we are sending all right so this wasn't an accident <hes> sort of tank. Let's talk about Rx Manassas repentance interest pretend the Laura spoke to Manasa intuit's people but they pay no attention therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the King of Assyria who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon and when he was in distress he entreated the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers he prayed to him and God was moved by his entreaty and hurt his plea and brought him against Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lore War was God afterward he built in an outer wall for the city of David West of John in the valley and for the entrance into the fish gate and carried it around oboe and raise it to a very great height he also put commanders of the army and auto fortified cities Judah I fifteen and he took away the foreign guys and the idol from the House of the Lord so now he's removing it. Manasseh put the idols there to worship them then he was convicted him he repented and now he's taking them away from the House of the Lord and all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the House of the Lord and in Jerusalem and he threw them outside of the city city he also restored the altar of the Lord and offered it own it a sacrifices of peace offerings and thanksgivings and he commanded Judah serve the Lord the Lord the God of Israel but then look what it says for seventeen. I didn't even Goethe's Fargo but listen to this. Nevertheless the people still sacrifice at the high places but only to the Lord there guy not arrested acts of Manasseh and his prayer to God in the words of the sears who spoke to him in the name of the Lord the God of Israel behold they are in the chronicles of the kings of Israel so that after he done all those things people still sacrifice at the high places even though but only to the Lord there guy so you'll sacrifice in that place with a high places where they only did it so lower but look what happened with Manasseh though he had an idol there was item that he made a carved image and everything else that he has set up in the House of the Lord then the Lord brought his judgment upon him right he turned he turned repented it then got rid of those things but he didn't get rid of the things that he just half a decorations. He didn't get rid of the things that he just had foot tradition. He got real things that he had to worship to serve. They were legit idols. Alright no question no mistake on this one was Isaiah Forty nineteen God talks he acts to who will you compare me. He says to whom Dan will you liking God or what likeness compare with him as verse eighteen I nineteen says an idol a Krasnik cast it and a Goldsmith overlays it with golden cast for silver chains. Just this is something that a person maze for the for the purpose of worship ship these items as it talked about assessment and there's just assessment Isaiah forty twenty goes on to say he who he who is to impoverished for an offering chooses would that will not right he seeks <unk> out a skillful craftsmen to set up an idol that will not move like people worshipping these things are made for the purpose of being worshiped Isaiah Forty four ten and nine rain all who fashion idols are nothing and I will notice that the word I'm looking at in the Scriptures Idaho. I should put idols that gave me a bunch of scripture just idols away we go we continue all who fashioned idols are nothing and and the things that delight in do not profit there witnesses neither see nor know that they may be put to shame who fashions a god or casting idol that is profitable for nothing behold all his companion saying shall be put to shame and the craftsmen are only human. Let them all assemble. Let them stand for they shall be terrified. They should be put to shame together continue to read that the Iron Smith takes a cutting tool is verse twelve. I'm works it over the coals. He fashions it with Hammers and works it. With the strong arm. He becomes hungry and his strength fails. He drinks no water and it's faints. The Carpenter stretches align align. He makes it out with a pencil he shapes it with planes and makes <hes> marks it with a compass he shapes it into the figure of a man with the beauty of a man to dwell in a house he cuts down cedars worse or he chooses a Cyprus tree or an oak and let it grow strong among the trees of the forest he plans to Cedar in the rain nourishes it did it becomes fuel for data becomes fuel for man and he takes part of it and warms himself he kindles a fire and bakes bread also he makes a god and worship. He makes it an idol and falls down before it is as clear. The Bible is clear. What idolatry is a wooden idols? Our idols are not something you just have just because that served no purpose that you just take down with nothing. You don't have no care for but he makes his he he takes a tree he takes tree. He uses it for fuel and then he out of that same tree the whatever left of the logs he makes an idol not he don't just make in just put it on the shelf somewhere. This is Jamaica figurine. He makes it a falls falls down before it in worship and serves it right is what he's doing with an idol an idol now opponent of reading these verses if if if you can see the connection I'm trying to get you guys to see is that every time <unk> uh-huh tested had mentioned someone who has an idol it is not something that is put without the purpose of worship all right. I know some people recite when we're I know this thing dealing with Christmas as far as having a Christmas tree and all these things is like well you don't have to just just fall down before it in order to worship scripture clear that these things are worshipped or served they are treated as if they can give something back to the individual who's starving. It's alright. They're not just put up decorations in carelessly taken care of and just bumped around and everything else they care for these things all right because they are idols all right so they were made for the purpose of it all right and everything that was torn down God told Israel to tear down with something that people made for the purpose of worshipping and they actively worshiped worship did and it was those things that was taken out of the city or burn all right. That's what the scriptures say <hes> Rebecca to back pronounced right to eighteen as recent context <hes> by fifteen woe to him who makes his neighbors drink you pour out all your wrath and make them drunk in order to gaze their nakedness. You have your fill of shame. Instead of glory drink yourself drink yourself and show your unstuck incision. The Cup of the Lord's right hand will come around to you and other shame name will come upon your glory the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you as well the destruction of the beasts that terrified them the blood of Man in violence the earth to cities and all who grow in them what profit is an title when it's maker has shaped it a mental image a teacher of lies for is maker trust in his own creation when he makes speechless idols woe to him who says to a wooden thing awake awake to a silence stone arise can this teach behold is overlaid with gold and silver and there's no breath at all in it but the Lord is in the in is is I'm sorry but the Lord is in his Holy Temple that all the earth keep silence before him now. This is something you can clearly read to somebody who worships the statue of Buddha right woe to him who says it stone is stone arise as Essel Buddha is a big piece of stone carved stone arise woe to him who trust in his own creation. Is that what people are doing with the Christmas tree. Is that what they're doing the reef I Agassi you those days of <unk> if went over to those who celebrate celebrate in worship the tree and we took a trip from them in put it on home and then served in worship did even to have it but that's not the case I mean I'm sunny you Ma'am I truly only cost me about thirty five dollars you know and I mean he's an addict stashed away product and does not being cared for nobody's serving it. This is not treated as an idol is not being adored. It isn't adored you know so but in scripture in Idaho something that was adored that was worshipped never served the Bible's clear a what an idol is as I rent dance eight four also also also context is GonNa start verse one now this food advertise. I'm going to read something policies. I thought was very interesting that we should get into Alma says now concerning food offered to idols. We know that all of us possess knowledge this this knowledge puffs up but love bills up. If anyone imagines that he knows something he does not yet know as if he ought to know but if anyone loves God he is known by God therefore acid eating food offered to idols. We know that an idol has there's no real existence and that there is no God but one a man for although there may be so called God's in heaven on earth as indeed there are many quote unquote guys and meaty quote Unquote Lords yet for us. There is one God the father from whom are all things and for whom we exist will end one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things and through whom we exist however not all possess this knowledge college but some through former association with idols eat food as really offered to an idol and they're conscious being week is the filed as food oftentimes people serving these surveys Bernice idols are offering food to these items still doing it during the time of the apostles are people still have have items that are worshiping serving. I should have did word definition whatnot definitely should look at where idols today appears a whole lot in pitcher because he idle appears only sixteen times by put idols just interesting. It appears a hundred and twenty one times so this this is happening. I'm using his very direct rick. You know <hes> we idols appear to where idols appear one hundred and twenty one times in the Bible are WanNa take time to switch gears right now. 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Twelve two to six on that wasn't all deuteronomy twelve was also versus toward now start to look at and so we're GonNa look at that now so let's look at Ruhani Twelve Twenty Nine Arnaud Unlike about this is that the title of this assess warning against idolatry I wanna read a little bit before this diverse twenty six <hes> but the holy things that are do from you and your vow offerings you shall take and you shall Goto the place the Lore will choose in offer your burnt offerings the flesh and the blood on the altar of the lawyer got the blood of your sacrifices shelby poured out on the altar of the Lord or your God but the flesh you may eat be careful to obey all these words that I command you that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lower Your Guy Verse Twenty Nine when the lower your guy cuts off before you the nation's whom you go in to dispossess and you dispossess them and dwell in their land take care that you be not ensnared to follow them after they have been destroyed before you in that you do not inquire about their guys so to say about <hes> <unk> trying to get something to decorate but this is talking about inquiring about someone's guys didn't is a reason behind inquiring what it says that you do not inquire about their guys saying. How did these nations serve their guys that I may also do the same? Right now what was a case all these nations in the when they had their guys they had idols they worship their guys through idols idols made for worship stretched. Keep stressing tonette beating a dead horse scripture is clear. We just read another verse where talks about what happened with Manasseh so this is clear. This is what they did. He says you should not worship the lawyer God in God says you show not worship the Lord your God in in that way then says that he gives a reason for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their guys. Remember Manasseh will happen with him. Would they have for their guys. They had these they had all these grave images carved images he pillars and everything else it was carved out to for worship to their idols and that was a violation of the first and second commandment. So of course these are things that God hates but even he even goes further other than that he says for every abominable thing the Lord Hayes they have done for their guys that he gives another reason. That's what that were four is therefore. He said he's that were for is right there because he's given a reason. He's GonNa give us a reason for why he's saying that. This is why I hate these things. This is what I hate it. He says four they even though we know that we're even means it was the only thing they did but this is something that they also did that was wicked evil before the Lord he says four they even burned their sons and their daughters in the fire to their guys will happen with Manasseh where he had built up those authors and everything else. He sacrificed his sons on the altar. That's what Manasseh did. He did. What was evil? He did what God hates in the fire two guys then I started to says everything that I command you. You shall be careful to do you should not add to it or take away from it or take from it alright so we got to be clear. We're talking about do not worship do not worship God in the way that people worshiped idols. We're going to be clear. The God is clear as far as what he means by that when he says don't worship me in that way because they've done things I hate eight all right is does God hate prayer no does we are called to pray to God. He wants us to pray to him but guess what those people false worshippers day they pray to their idols to since they pray to the idols do we not I pray to God no that is crazy. We wanted to say that that will be a misrepresentation. We wouldn't say that those people they sung songs to their God. Should we not sing songs to our God. Oh that is not the case ace but here God is clear as far as what he is talking about every abominable thing that he hates. They have done for their guys they have done these are things that God has commanded that you do not do one of the commandment Mrs Dash in not kill talking about murder wooded sacrificing your children doing your murdering them murdering a clear as far as the God is talking about as far as how you do not worship him. This isn't talking about in the sense of Christmas how when you have a Christmas tree and Gosden because there have been there was people in the past who had a tree it would not even sure that the treated I bought for the store. I'm pretty sure the treat it up from the store was not made by one who worshiped in the winter solstice it was made plastic metal and is put him are is put in my house but it is not something that was worshipped too. It's not not even close. You don't say so. It's is not the same. This is not what we're talking about right so this is what got us talking about. God is very clear context matters people it always does context is key all right as look at another another takes if you're not convinced by that particular tax and he wasn't convinced by twelve to two six. Let's look at another verse. There's another verse all right. I WANNA look at Psalm. Ninety seven and these are some verses that had redoubt right now. I'm pretty sure a lot more that we can look at for the second time. These are the ones I'm looking at. Tonight are so psalm ninety seven verse seven says all worshippers all worshipers of images are put to shame who make their boasts in worthless idols worship him all you guys they make their boasts and worthless idols guys. This is what we do were recovered. This is why I love what his collage talks about. How covetousness is idolatry? We put both in things that don't matter we are wanting desiring things. <unk> is such a degree we did it becomes idolization and we do it purposely purposefully. I should say we do it. The here's has all worshippers of images are put to shame who make their boasts in worthless idols make their boasts in worthless idols to in order to charge someone with dollar tree discerning celebrating Christmas you have in this case this look at this in order to charge to win with celebrating Christmas you have to be able to say or even prove or know that they are making both of these things these these these these Sri the reef the gifts now are there people I said it's in a post on my or facebook page. Are there are people who I lost the tree. I'm pretty sure there are are there. People who idolize Christmas Christmas presence. I'm pretty sure every child does I'm pretty sure every child does I'm pretty sure the there's somebody idolizes this just the marketing factor of Christmas right but that is a hard issue clashes talks about that glaciers talks about that idolatry in our own hearts all right but that is in a person's individuals heart. I said it's on my on my facebook page if you if you're saying that someone is automatic dodgy because people have idolized those things in the past or idolize them currently but then you must you must get rid of everything everything you own you must because you are guilty by your own standard of reasoning you are guilty of idolatry in participating in their sins because you possess something that someone else has idolized that they have made in idle all right but the scriptures are clear those things that people have made idols they made them to worship them and to serve them. They adored ord- them. They wasn't just mere possessions right so it's clear they make their boasts. In worthless idols Isaiah to twenty first seventeen. I started you some context yeah and the hottest of man's shelby humbled and the lofty pride of men shelby brought low and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day and the idols show utterly pass away and and people show enter the case of the rocks and the hose of the ground from before the terror of the Lord and from the splendor of His Majesty when he rises to terrify the earth in that day mankind will cast away their idols of silver and our idols of gold wish they made for themselves to worship to the most and to the bats she that guys I want you to see that they made these things to worship. They made them for themselves so the accusation will have to stand if someone has bought them a Christmas tree in for the purpose of bringing into that home in order to worship it what happened. I'm with Israel. When it had the golden calf? I had a scripture going through that I was gonNA react seven for the two were on it. <hes> I think Peter goes into this or somebody goes. I can't remember but it goes into talking about this instance that happened what happened with Israel and the golden calf. Have they made that golden calf in order to name it Galloway. They said that this is your way who brought us out of Egypt. That's what they say. In the CAF. It was an intentional attentional thing they did. They made that golden at the golden calf and they intentionally worshiped it it just worship some other creation. They wasn't trying to attributed to some other creation some other angel they attributed that Golden Golden Calf to being y'all way God creator of Heaven and Earth All right so I know some people have used that scripture starting to golden calf it says see there are some who worship the cavern those who stood BIOS. I'm not gonNA participate in that. Were good for them. Praise God they didn't they was worshiping. They was worshiping an idol. It was clear it was clear what was going on no question they didn't stumble into idolatry autry they purposely did it purposefully did and God made them pay for it. He judged him for it all right so that's s key as key Salad Isaiah to twenty they took it is eight a forty six versus scripture tonight guys on see I wanna see man as look at it. Isaiah forty six verse six or are saying to descend to let's look at <hes>. Let's not adverse wind. It ain't too far ahead. <hes> bail Balance Down Nebo stoops their idols Sarma sorry Isaiah forty six one bell bows down Niba stoops their idols are on beasts and Livestock Doc. There are things you carry are born as burdens on weary beast they stoop they bow down together. They cannot save the burden but themselves go into captivity listened to me on House of Jacob all the remnant the house of Israel who have embalmed by by knee from before your birth carried from the womb even to your old age I am he and two grey hairs. I will carry you I have made and I will bear I will carry and we'll save to whom will you like me a make me equal and compare me that we may be alike those who lavish gold from the purse and way out silver in the scales hire a Goldsmith and he makes it into a what a god he makes it into a guide then they fall down and worship they lifted to their shoulders they carry it. They said it in its place and it stands there. It cannot move from his place. If one tries to it it does not asser or save him from his trouble. Look it was done to idols. Look look what's done to idols titles. People pray into them as always asked a question if if having a Christmas tree that's an idol to someone that's automatically something that is in idol. I WANNA know who's praying to it. I I want to know who's crying to it. There's a Christmas song that I refuse to sing in his home. There's no that doesn't you saw in his car o Christmas tree. I'm not going to sing it but that is a song that is worship to a tree. I agree with that. I agree with that. That's a song that is worship soup to a tree and it's not sung it should not be sung by Chris Christian all right 'cause remember there's a thing called Yuletide carols all right and that's what they did this. Oh songs were dedicated to idols. They were I mean and so we're whereas there is idol worship. We should've stained we should flee from idolatry as crypto tells US flee from idolatry. I don't want to sing a song in worship to an idol but having a Christmas story is not an idle olive because you have one it doesn't automatically make it an idol a right because someone makes it one doesn't make it a actual doesn't make an actual guide hi once again people allies things all the time so therefore if they're idolizing something and therefore they sink to it they worship it in all of a sudden now it makes it even for you. You should not do it in the Old Testament where they went to to these places these temples and they tore down those idols no they did not take those items they would. I shouldn't have some of the some of them did but they should not have taken those items and brought them back in place them in the place of worship to your way. They shouldn't have done those things. It was sinful for for them to do those things because those are things that was given two aisles of actual worship all right not not just once again. I'm saying again beat a horse. Not Somebody starving out of ignorance all right they actually did it and there's nowhere aware scripture. I see idolatry being in tribute to anyone who's ignorant all right so you say people. Do things do things out of ignorance. I don't see scripture takes. They said that someone is walking in our dollar tree out of ignorance alright according to the Bible. All of us are ignorant with consigning sin because of darkness of Harse yet. We're held accountable for but warmer in Christ. We have the spirit of truth. We have the spirit of truth rolling out of us. There's no Christian was walking in idolatry and don't know it so you're not doing out of ignorance if you are if you are if you are Christian you are pricing adultery Dinho question if you even a Christian. How are you in serving God's you're not we shouldn't be if you are? You're not a Christian adult. People had to put this <hes> ignore distinction between a true Christian is a false Christian but the Bible makes that distinction the Bible makes the distinction of a Christian is by widows and I love how the Bible doesn't nowhere in about. It says this person was a true Christian. We don't see it in the tax. You don't see the test say hey this person was a true Christian and this person wasn't the Bible says they weren't a Christian. They went out from us because it was evident that they weren't of us not that they were a false Christian that they warrants of us. Dana says if there's a brother who is doing these things put him away from you. Don't even eat with him mm-hmm. Why 'cause obviously is not a brother except he repents the Bible is clear with idolatry is the Bible is clear? What an idol is? The Bible is clear. What is worship? I WanNa read Daniel. We'll check the three dillon with Nebuchadnezzar wanting them to bow down and worship his statue. <hes> you know just showing another instance where there was an idol made a huge idol made in a form of a man and he wanted them to worship it so the point with that is people is not just images people worship as far as <hes> something that's made a car but people can worship themselves. They can worship other human beings anything created people can worship anything that's created people can worship in serve in idolize and adore they can all right and that's what is evil because that breaks the first in a second commandment as evil in God's sight all all right so you WanNa owes you WanNa read that <hes> I did what I did WANNA pull up worship but I'm out of time I am out of time so <hes> we look at some vs on worship. If some more stuff I wanna look concerning worship just have the time to get toward a day here. Prescribe truth we seek the truth that adoptive ascribe to the church and the world today. That's what I seek to do and I hope that this helped you <hes> and and bless you and if you are guilty of our dollar tree if you are finding yourself idolizing <hes> holidays Christmas Easter and all these things idolizing them feeling like your Christmas can't just be Christmas without these things remember they want Christmas was first instituted. He didn't have any of these things. He's there wasn't a Christmas. That wasn't a Christmas tree. That wasn't present wasn't any of those things you'll need any of those things to give onto him. Remember his barth remember his incarnation. You don't need them. <HES> WE COMES TO CELEBRATE Christ's resurrection. You don't need eastbound. You don't need as you don't need any of it. You know it doesn't make a break what we celebrate the WHO we worship all right so if you are one who do those things please repent repent and put your trust in Christ. Remember what Colossians three says that idolatry.

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What Does Striving for Eternity Mean?

Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report

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What Does Striving for Eternity Mean?

"What does it mean to strive for eternity? You know. There's a lot of people don't understand the name of our ministry and because of that they get confused. Fused are we striving to work our way to heaven. Is something well. That is what we're going to discuss today on Andrew Rap reports rap report welcome to the rapid report with Andrew Report where we provide biblical interpretations wins in applications. This is a ministry of striving for eternity and Christian podcast community for more content or to request a speaker for your church go to striving for eternity. What doesn't mean to strive for eternity those of you who are regular listeners? You know the meaning of the name you may know that that is the name of the ministry that I work for war striving for eternity. I am the host of this podcast. I'm Andrew Rappaport happened to be the president and founder of striving fraternity. The and that name has caused confusion Bud ie you and I talked about this. But there's a lot of people that contact us and they will be very much against just the ministry because of the name because they have a knee jerk reaction thing that well. I don't work my way to heaven. I'm daughter I agree with that do do I believe in work salvation. I Don I haven't actually held your Bible in my hand but I I was looking at mine and it still has a like a two eight nine a in it and I'm I'm sure yours does as well so yeah I actually believe what yeah. Yeah of course we do. Yeah I mean it's people sometimes especially on in social media get like knee jerk reactions where they respond respond to things without even giving the time to understand what someone else may mean by something or to think through that something could Have Multiple Meanings the word salvation. Even many people don't think about it but there's three senses of the term salvation. Salvation is a general term arm it refers to that those of us who are believers today it would refer to salvation passed. It would refer to that point in time that we are once an enemy enemy of God and we're regenerated or justified and now became a child of God so that's a past tense kind of view present tense. We could say salvation but that's sanctifying process that starts the moment where regenerated until the moment we die that's also referred to his salvation. But then there's a future salvation Shen the moment we die and we graduate and we're glorified now all three of those referred to salvation and yet they're very different meanings and I've often and said that one of the biggest problems you see with colts and other groups says they confuse very regularly that first two points of salvation ovation that justification with sanctification. It's a huge problem in fact when I had Andrew Smith on and we're talking history. Couple podcasts podcasts ago. We talked about this being a major issue that you look at historically in the church. That confusion causes problems. So what I find is that people are not understanding that name and what are we wanted to do in this episode. But is you wrote an article. Folks who don't know every Sunday you put out a new article on come let us worship and you have whole series of them and there was one of them that you wrote right and I was like bud. You captured exactly the meaning and thought behind the name can we. Can we work together. Modify this like drafted into its own article that would be specific to why we named the name striving for eternity. And you're like with Luke. Okay I was trying to make it sound like your you know but it didn't work. Oh ooh but but you you were actually very glad to do it. And it was a great. It was a great study because I think that your point is i. It is very apt The majority of those are professing Christians in in evangelical ISM sitting in Pews. Now I don't think they grasped the idea that much beyond the fact that Maybe I repeated a prayer walk the Isle I got baptized. I've got the certificate and I show every Sunday and that's the extent of their of their understanding of the fate. So there's a lack of discipleship there and then there's a lack of doctrinal teaching That scripture makes very clear. I mean Paul especially makes it very clear we're we're struggling for this and We're striving towards. It's a goal. And where does that goal and the article you're talking about was With regards to the hope of glory. I mean that's what we're looking forward to nothing in this world but but what we have promised to us in certain Through Christ who because of Christ. So Yeah your your point is right. People could see your name and think. Oh well Mrs Station by works you know when I first came up with the name I actually. This wasn't gonNA call. Striving for attorney actually had a different name implant I wanted to call eternal perspectives because that really captured what I was thinking is that we have to have an eternal perspective and I was about to do the paperwork. I was supposed to fill out the paperwork on Monday. And before that I went to a conference and I ran into and met someone by name of Randy. ALCORN OF ETERNAL PERSPECTIVES MINISTRY. oops that's not going to work but that was the the idea had behind it so I wanted to come up with something. I was trying to figure out what to call it at that point and what ended up happening was I would sign my lettres back when people would right hand write letters. I know it's a foreign day right but I would sign it striving for eternity and so I decided though that's what we would name it and so we wanted to go through the kind of some of the articles that you originally wrote as being kind of morphed morphed to answer this question why are we striving for eternity. Let me I read if I could from Colossians Washington's three because I think that Colossians three one through four really does capture in scripture. What it is is that we mean behind this name? If then you have been raised with Christ seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things things that are above. Not on things that are on earth for you have died and your life his hidden in with Christ in God when Christ who is your life appears then then you also will appear with him in glory and I think that captures the idea that we you want to have our minds on the things above and I think they will we end up having to realize is that for the the Christian and many Christians are really informed on the things of this earth. The where my thinking was really changed with his bud was I used is to do counseling at a live in addiction center and I would do the counseling with with the guys and I realize something and I would tell many of these guys this as they come to Christ and they feel inadequate many of these men were lacking in education and the program that they were in was ah basically they got more of a biblical education than most people in churches. Even most people that go to Bible institutes are or were you know Bible colleges. They had to memorize passages of the Bible every day for they were in the program for four months. They had different passages sometimes just one verse sometimes a couple adversity but every day they had a memory verse so they memorized a lot of scripture. And when we went through this the these guys would struggle struggle and I remember one gentleman who said to me says I just can't see how I could live the Christian life. I just I feel like I'm going to constantly be falling short. I just am distracted by by everything around me and and I asked him the question. When you were addicted to the drugs you were addicted to was there? Anything that distracted you from that. Your family left you. You Lost Your your job you you lost your house. Everything he said No. The addiction was everything I mean. There was no distraction. He said that was everything from me. Well that is what the Christians should be. I mean that should be that really does capture the way a Christian should be that Christ would VR diction that we would be so focused on him that there is nothing that would get in the way that we don't care about our own life. We don't care about anything but Christ the difference between Christ and drugs is the drugs that any kind of sin is going to destroy US especially if we're giving ourselves over to it but Christ will not right. No as as Paul just said there. Christ who is our life. Yeah so completely different thing but but but at the same sort of concept you see this from Paul in this this is not just some psychological crutch this is not just you know positive self talk to sort of pump yourself up and and work through the next day. This is a growing progressive continual ingestion of scripture of the word of God That does what Paul says in Romans. Twelve at it it renews our mind transforms us by the renewing of our our mind A number of things for us it. It grows insurance across US and understanding gross in love for God the first great commandment and it grows us in love for others the second great commandment so I if your focus is off you you GonNa Fail and stumble role in your daily walk and Paul. There's telling us where our focus needs to be. It is to be on Christ it because what you end up seeing seeing if you think about what Peter says we're sojourner pilgrim's in this world we're passing through. This is not our citizenship. Our citizenship is in heaven. We're just passing through on earth. Next should be the mindset of the Christian that we are sojourner just on our way but we we have things to do while we're here and I think a lot of Christians make earth their life that they focus on that becomes everything for them. And you and I were talking that some of the before we started recording. We're talking about some of these preachers. If we can call call them that definitely not pastors most of them that preach a message that may sound great in America would never fly in place like Iran or Iraq Iraq or China where people are actually being persecuted and murdered because of their faith right. Yeah this Prosperity Already Gospel. This message of good news that not everything is good news and I think that would you end up seeing here. Is that a person who's preaching a message like that when the trials come. They don't have a firm foundation because their their focus is off. Yeah I I live by amusement park here. I remember as a kid going to this amusement park and I loved it. I mean. It didn't matter that I could sit two hours in a line for a ride. That was thirty seconds long and I would run and get right back on that loan I never I thought about the lines. I mean I thought about that. Thrill that thirty second thrill. That was everything. It was the anticipation of that ride. That gave me me the joy to go back to this amusement park. Then I went there with my kids as an adult and changed because suddenly i. I wasn't going on the rides because they didn't feel the same way my body just didn't enjoy him as much as when I was a kid right and the only thing I remember is the lines lines because I had no more anticipation of the ride. When I removed that that focus of the ride the only thing I thought of was was the lines for the personal names the name of Christ and their focus is not on heaven that then what are they focused on? Well this this earth that's it that's all. They have laughed in. When you lose that anticipation you lose all the focus? All the joy is gone. And that's why you have so many Christians walking around trying to figure out how to make things to make them feel better to make themselves happier and they are getting in America. We see so many people getting more toys and getting more things like. That's going to solve it for them. And the reality I think as we see is if our focus is on Christ priced. We can go through many trials and we can we can learn from them and even rejoice in them as Paul says in Philippians but if your focus is on your best life now you're not going to have a very good life in fact and we've said this before this is your best life now then you only have hell to look forward to for. This is my worst life now. I Have Heavens look forward to men. You know that that Going going back to Colossians. What Paul wrote there it opens up I'm reading from the NASPP therefore if you have been raised up with Christ well you can read that in the negative to if you have not been raised with Christ you're not going to be seeking the things above the direction in the perspective? The aspirations of your life are going to be on things that are on earth and not on things that are above. I mean that's a valuable valuable. Examine yourself kind of perspective to take water my affections because in genuine believer who has has been regenerated and dwelt by the Holy Spirit. You are slowly going to see your affections change sometimes very quickly. But you're going to see that change. Your affections changed towards the things that honor God that God loves and and you're hating the things that God hates It's what Paul and Anne in Romans eight talks about that you know if you're living. According to the flesh your mind is set on the flesh. And that means death It's the mind that is set on the spirit that is life and peace and that progressively. So it's it speaks into our sanctification. You you're doing this. By the intake of God's word and the meditation and the study and the prayer that goes with that and the Holy Spirit illuminates his word. And you grow in holiness to be like Christ. It's you know it's Paul sort of summary Statement of his ministry philosophy in Colossians one where he says that he's striving to make every man complete in Christ will. Oh that's what we want to be. The that's what we're striving for. I think that part of the problem that we see. Here's really a failure at the pulpit. Because because there are many pulpits that are not pointing their congregation to the glorious -Ness of Heaven to who what to look forward to I one of my favorite passages is second. Second Corinthians five because when you look get that that whole passage is just focusing the believer on the things of heaven you know for we know this is I Second Corinthians five one for we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed. We have a building from God. AWW House made with Hands Eternal in the heavens for in this tent. We groan longing to put on our heavenly dwelling. That should be the focus. You see that throughout that you see this in Filipions when he says for me to die I his game. He's looking forward to that. Yeah Yeah and so you see here. That Paul's perspective was to be so fixated sated on Christ and being with him that he could go through everything he went through. And I think there's far too many pulpits that are not lifting. Christ raced up high enough for people to appreciate what Christ has done but even more so to give them that that fixation that focus on the eternal things I often think people ask. What does it mean gene? When God says that the fear of the Lord is beginning the beginning of wisdom so many people have a negative view of fear? That fear is a bad ed thing so how could the fear of the Lord be a good thing and yet what does it mean to have the fear of the Lord when you fear something the example I like to give someone comes up to you bud puts a gun in your side and says give me your money. Are you thinking about what color you and your wife wanted to paint the kitchen. No no are in it anyway but are you. Are you worrying thing about at that moment are you thinking did I put enough in my 401k. From my retirement. No no no. There's something that's suddenly captivates. Your entire entire tension doesn't it. Yes and that's called the my rib-sticking ribs that right that's the that's what fear is. Fear is is captivating. And that's what we have to do with. Christ he should captivate are thinking completely. You know you have a quote in in the paper that you've written you said You say here that. The the lack of heavenly only mindedness is not unique to Christians in the twenty first century. Though like all like all error its oversight oversight is grown in magnitude effect and then you reference a a work from a reform biblical From a father of Reform Biblical theology. One you read that quote force girl hardest loss from his nineteen twenty two book Grace and glory. Here's the quote. He says our modern Christian life so often lacks the poise and stability of the attornal. Religion has come so overmuch to occupy itself with the things of time that it catches the spirit of time it purpose. It's purposes turned fickle and unsteady. It's methods becomes superficial and ephemeral. It alters its course so constantly it borrows so readily from sources his beneath itself that it undermines its own prestige and matters pertaining to the eternal world. The days are perhaps not far distant. Ah Distant when we shall find ourselves confronted with a quasi form of Christianity professing openly place. Its dependence on and to work for the present life alone. A religion to use the language of Hebrews Become Profane and foreign occasion like e saw cell length for a mess of earthly pottage it's heavenly birthright. And maybe the timing of US doing this podcast maybe fitting because those who listen to this when we air this. We're coming up on a season where there's a lot of focus on on material things as we enter into the Christmas season so many people focus on the new toys. We just went through the season of Thanksgiving where. I'm always amazed because what is immediately after Thanksgiving. Actually it's not even the next day anymore. That night yeah right of black Friday black Thursday night Thursday night because it's the day where everyone is just pushing and shoving and trying trying to get that deal for themselves because they need that new. TV or camera. Whatever it might be that they have to have it for themselves and they have no care for their fellow man? And so maybe just maybe in God's providence maybe the timing of this is fitting because as we talk to folks about having this fixation in this this mindset of being on the eternal things. Maybe if you don't get that new toy you really wanted. Maybe it's okay for for many. If they don't get what they want for Christmas. They pout but as we as we think about it you know. We look at Paul's example. He makes it clear that he he was ready for death and he was looking forward to it. You know whereas we think about the views that people have with this. You gave a quote from Martin Lloyd Jones and for folks who don't know he was a biblical sponsor of century ago And you gave an excellent quote in there about where wherever you should be. Where where do we really live? Where's our citizenship? You you want to read that one. Here's here's the quote quote. Christianity gives very great prominence to what it calls the hope of glory. I know that this is ridiculed acute today but it is New Testament Christianity the New Testament attached as much greater significance to the world. That is to come than it does to this world and he closes with a quote. Our citizenship is in heaven. And that's where we should be focused. You know you you mentioned there. The the hope of glory to which Lloyd Jones refers is the heavenly eternal state of of the believer promised to us in John Fourteen three and I think that's interesting that you would focus on that because there's so many people I think that when they they think about where heaven is you know in John. Fourteen three at speaking about Christ going in preparing a place for us right and it's we think about that often in the sense of that we should you know the this is one. We're going to have eternal life when we're with him but so many people don't even understand what it means to have eternal life. Christ told us what eternal life is in John. Seventeen three he says and this is eternal life that they know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you've said so attornal life is not living forever. It's not living in heaven. It's not being in heaven. Eternal life is his first off something we possessed now. We know that from Johns Ryan's I say I write this to you. Who Have Eternal Life not going to have now one day? We'll we'll have who have eternal life because what's attornal life. It is knowing God and knowing Jesus Christ very different mindset and so when we talk about striving we think about this. It's a turn that I think. A lot of people do struggle with bud. Because we're a Lotta. The struggle seems to be is in the fact that they think that when we say striving for eternity they think of it only in the aspect of the evangelism or the idea of regeneration that we're working our way to heaven but very clearly. I hope we're making the point that there's is another aspect that we can say striving for eternity and I do WanNa get into this in a bit more after a break because we the idea of of striving is very clear in in the scriptures and I want to go to the some of those passages right after this break. hangdog Jehovah's Witnesses Dane Dog Mormons a Christian. Are you ready to defend the faith when false religions ringing your doorbell doorbell. Do you know what you're Muslim and Jewish friends believe you will if you get Andrew Rappaport Book. What do they believe? When we witnessed the people we need to present the truth but it is very wise to know what they believe and you will get Andrey rappoport book at what do they believe? 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It's a little bit cheaper and you book your own flights out there but we're we're going to be heading out. There is limited to fifty five people. We're going to be on one boss so we can have a lot closer relationship and times of fellowship ship so we have limited it and we're half filled so we're letting you know that it's we'll fill up especially as we get closer so you WanNa make sure you go to twenty twenty one Israel trip dot Com and make sure you sign up today now with that but we think about the idea striving what does it mean to strive. This is something that I think. A lot of people think somehow if we say that we are striving driving in our faith that somehow that is a works based system and so you know. Let's let's deal with the passage. I I know you refer to Pastor Matthew seven but there's a the counter passage to that is in luke thirteen and in Luke thirteen thirteen twenty four yes. Why don't you read that passage in in your Bible? That's the new. You're reading out of the new Armenian standard by the the new. The American Standard for those who've listened to just thinking they'll get that kind of ripped their on darryl the the host over there. I gotta I gotTA support. My fellow elect standard version brother. Virgil Oh yes. You're right. Yeah I've got that too who I can look it up there. I just have. This is the one in front of me but yeah Luke. Thirteen twenty four. This is the Lord speaking. It's the corollary passage in Luke. Two Matthew Seven That that portion from the sermon on the Mount were Christ is talking about the two gates. The Wide Path narrow path Luke records it as follows strive to enter through the narrow door. For many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be yeah and the thing with this word for strive. It's this word it is from the Greek Aga- my it's where we get the English word agonize and I think that that may help people understand the idea behind this it. It's the idea of to make every effort often translated as to fight or to struggle. It's the content for prize. We ended up seeing this. This is the word used in John. Eighteen thirty six. Jesus answered my kingdom is not of this world if my kingdom were of this world my servants would be fighting. That's that word right there in in in First Timothy Six twelve Paul says fight the good fight of faith. So that's that same word fight. He translated as struggle in in Colossians. One twenty nine and four twelve at least in the elect standard version but he says for this toil struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. So you get get that idea when this word for strive is is actually in this passage in luke thirteen. It's an imperative in the Greek. It's a command manned. We're commanded to strive to enter through the narrow door in so when people say that it's somehow Wong t to say that we should be striving will bring it up with Jesus. That's eight bud. You notice that that's in the red letter to. Oh No yeah. It would be for those who've listened to two episodes ago just for those who listen to two episodes go episode ninety nine when we dealt with the red letter Christianity. Yes if you haven't listened to episode ninety nine in and check that out red-letter Christianity but there are some things you brought up the fact in in the article that you've written that we strive because Christ commands ends it and and this would be one place where we ended up seeing this. Now you you go into Defining that a little bit and defining the the word for strive there and you gave a quote from RC sprawl. In the Reform Study Bible. There was edited by RC. Spro you want to read that quote. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah from the Reformation Study Bible a really popular and excellent Study Bible but RC throws notes their our own luke. Thirteen twenty four says this this meaning the striving does not mean it still vision is by works. It is a strong strong way of saying that people must be in earnest about salvation because the opportunity to receive that will not last indefinitely. Now I am very glad to see that one of the things you wrote articles not only give you give a quote to the Presbyterian R C sproul but you you gave them more leslie quote Oh to the Baptist. John MacArthur from his the MacArthur Study Bible. Yeah Well on my on my desk. I've got a sprawls Bible on one side and Macarthur study the Bible on the other side. So I kinda pit those against one another. Most of the time they're consistent. Yeah we we want to be balanced and make sure that we have You know we we. We can appeal to both both Presbyterians and the the Baptist here so but but I'm glad that we have a longer requoted from Macarthur Study Bible or its strive this signifies a great struggle against conflict Christ was not struggling. Sorry Christ was not suggesting that anyone could merit heaven by striving for it. No matter how rigorous Li they labor sinners could never say themselves so ovation is solely by grace. A Fijian's two eight nine but entering the narrow gate is nonetheless. Difficult because of the cost in terms of human pride because of the sinner's natural love love for sin and because the worlds of the world and Satan's up opposition to that truth so I I like what mccarthur Arthur says maybe in preference to the Baptist but when Choline Sharp of theology Gals listens. Instead I'll hear that one I'll get. I'll get earful not one. But but that's the idea this. This word striving it. It is something that's commanded. It is something something that talks about a great struggle. It's not something we take lightly. It's not something we we just pass off so the fact that Christ commands hands us to strive tenter in the narrow gate. The idea of striving can't be wrong. I mean we are told to work out our own salvation. Exactly well it's consistent with what Christ in Matthew and a couple of towns in Luke even gives as his gospel call. You know the command to repent and believe that Christ puts this way he says if anyone which is to come after me he must deny himself take up his cross daily and follow me. So what are you striving against. You're striving against that that desire that we don't have to deny ourselves but that's the Gospel Call of Christ but again. This is a call when for us though that working out that we have to do is after we regenerated the whole ideas we can't we can't weakened strive for that door all we want. We can open it if you're gonNA use the of the door in luke thirteen. We can't open open that we strive for the narrow path because broad is the way that goes to destruction so leftover own devices. That's where we're going to go okay. But it's the Lord that's going to open to us so would you end up seeing is this is not speaking of re-generation or justification we're speaking about when we say this striving for these works of if salvation in the general sense. It's the work of sanctification. It's what happens afterward justified that it's this. This is more to do with the mindset of the Christian than the works that he actually does so many people focus on the on the works and yet the real issue that I think. We're trying to bring out. Here is the mindset the perspective it does one have a perspective for Christ so focused on him that he captivates the mind that he captivates every thought we are to have every thought captive to Christ when we do that. That is striving living for the things that are tunnel because to strive to captivate every thought to Christ means to go against every thought for for self You have one or the other. And that is where the Christian struggle is. It is struggle to captivate every imagination of remind solely for God so we're going to struggle and strive for the narrow gate eight. It's going to be something that should be more progressive in our Christian. Walk as we get older. I think we can see this in the life of Paul. A very interesting study that you can do is look at Paul's writings from the early writings to the later writings. And you'll see be that as he got older as he walked along with the Lord he starts to see himself worse and worse and worse. Yes he's more and more of his sin but he also desires Christ more and more and more and so. I think what we ended up seeing is that we strive because we're commanded to but we strive against things as well we I we strive against sin. The the striving is something that should be evident that the more we walk with Christ the more sin still plagues us and I know for my own life. There's there are things thirty years thirty plus years ago when I first put faith in Christ there are things that came very quickly to put aside. Foul language was very easy for me to put aside and not to have that happen anymore. But there's other things that are much harder I mean there's there's issues of pride there's issues a thoughts in my mind. You so you know that. Just get hard to get rid of and when the the easy things fell away when I was younger it gave more visibility ability to the harder things that I need to strive against Cedar that were more in in rooted in my life. You think of you think of weeding weeding garden as illustration you could sit there and mow the the weeds plow over but all that does cuts off the tops hops. The roots are still in the ground. And they're just going to come back in fact if you if you do that. And you rip the tops off the root system becomes more more embedded so you can't just take the external away you have to dig that down. You have to pull it out from the roots because if you don't it just continues to grow back but it grows back stronger. Because the roots are better a ingrained the same with senator life if we it. Don't strive against sin if we try to cut them off at the top and say well no one notices because it's just the thoughts in my mind. It's just stuff that's it's inside. Will that stuff is taking a stronger. Hold then you may know and it's GonNa come back out and when it does if you're not focused on Christ and on eternity you're not going to strive against sin the way we should in so this battle title is the is an ongoing battle that we have in our sanctification process. You so you gave a quote in your article from the Puritan John Owen and one. You read that quote. Because I I mean anytime you quote from Jon Allen It's Yeah Oh no kidding well the convicting but that's good. Yeah and this is from you. Know his his work on mortification really drawn out of I think Paul in Romans eight where he talks about if by the spiritual putting the death each of the body you will live will Owen wrote. Do More if fi do you make it. Your daily work be always add it. Whilst you live cease cease not a day from this work be killing sin or it will be killing you. And that's a well known Quote and it's a good thing thing that is well known but it's easy to read. It is much charter to do. And that's part of the struggle. That's the you know the flesh against the spirit. The Paul Talks about in Galicians and then again Romans This is what we're fighting against. We're striving for Christ but we have to strive against sin to the focus on him and to be obedient to be holy as he is. Holy you know. We don't struggle only to strive against sin. We also have to strive against the world our culture as united addressed on this and I've addressed many other episodes of podcast. The culture around around us is pretty wicked. It's not getting better. No it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if we try to act like the world the world is going to influence us more than we will the world take and we have so much of what we call American. Christianity that is fixated on worldliness they. They're trying worldly means to bring people in the church. They're trying worldly ways to get people to to be accepting the gospel. Yeah and they they forget that what they win them with they keep them with. So if you win someone over with worldliness. The only way you're going to keep them in the church is with. We're so you you can't move past that they're never going to grow in the striving for eternity that we're talking about because they're fixated and stuck in the world and that's their focus. You have all these. I can't even call them sermons from people that I can't uncalled pastors. Who Get up in a I can rhyme Shrek? He called a church but they get up in the they do the most insane nonsense to try to illustrate things that have nothing to do with living a life. That totally glorifies God. They speak so much about following the things of this world and so you know. I think that we end up seeing that. We we have to strive against worldliness. You Know James Warns us in James Four four back about someone who makes himself a friend of the world. What does he make himself? If he's friend of the world he makes himself an enemy of God. And you know Peter says we are to be holy just as God is holy that comes from Leviticus. You know with that book that most people don't WanNa read 'cause wow that's enough that's in the black letters up at the front right. Yeah the black letters in the front. That's exactly right and yet it's God who is saying that so why don't we put the red lettering in the Old Testament to when God said be the holy for I am holy. Yeah that's who said at first rate and so we have to struggle in in the striving against against the world system that is around our culture in if people WANNA try to look like the world. I mean so much of what we're seeing where people are placating in wanting to give into social justice given to women preachers give into homosexuality just because it's easier to get along with the world then you're not going to be Sautin light to the world because you've you've caved in your part of them. Why why would the people in the World WanNA come to church? That's just like them. What do you have offer them? No we have to strive against the world. There's a third thing that we strive against. We strive against sin we strive against the world and we strive against the enemy. You know we ended up seeing from Peter that our adversary the devil he he is like a roaring line. He's he's weeding to do. What to devour us? You see that in First Peter Four. That's the description description. He's not seeking to get along with us and the fact is so many people want to just kind of give in it is easy I admit it. It's easy to give in but that's not what we strive for. We have to strive against that. We have to strive against inst- The enemy the devil. In fact you you bring out the passage in James Four seven where it says submit therefore to God resist resist the devil and he will flee from you so we have the power to resist the devil. Well Not really we do in Christ. Hey Strike. Because we're dwelt with the Holy Spirit so by the power of the Holy Spirit. We have the power to resist the devil. which is the first part of what James says by submitting therefore to God? Then you're able to resist the devil and he will flee from you. I think that's one of the your your point there is well taken I it. It frightens me to think that most Christians don't understand from from the Apostle John that this world the god of this World Little G. is Satan the that's why worldliness it has to be fought against. That's why we have to strive against it because it's from the father of lies to the deceiver. It's the ancient enemy of of of our Lord. Who is in control of this world? Certainly at the sovereign will of God. Who is permitting this? But that's what we strive. Strive against and and we can have success in that only as we've submitted to God Obeying him in his word so when we say that we streiff opportunity we strive because it's commanded but we strive against things we strive against sin the world and the enemy but we strive for reason we strive because we are his. We are in Christ it not just because he commands us to strive but the Christian is should be making every aspect of his life to be seeking to strive to do what pleases God to strive for eternity. You end up seeing seeing this in Peter Because Peter says this when he ends up talking about this struggle that we have when when he says in First Peter two eleven he says beloved I urge you as Sojourner an exiled to abstain from the passions of the flesh which wage war against your soul. So this is not just some some little thing that no this is this is a warfare and therefore we are to strive but we strive because because we are in. Christ it's once we become in Christ that that automatically puts US against the world we're automatically in a position where we are not of the world. We're in world but not of the world and so by being his by being in Christ we. We automatically go from being an enemy of God to a child of God. We go from being a hater of God to an ambassador of God uh-huh and that that change is going to put us in a position where we no longer have a desire for darkness and the world doesn't like that but because we're in him were now of the light. We now have something different so you ah but you have a great quote here from JC rile that really kind of summarizes everything that we've been trying to say with what it means to strive for eternity how `bout you read that quote okay. JC Rile says whatever whatever others may do and religion the Lord. Jesus would have US know that our duty is clear. The Gate is straight. The work is great. The enemies of our souls are many we must be up and doing. We are to wait for nobody. We are not to inquire what other people people are doing. And whether many of our neighbors and relatives and friends are serving Christ the UNBELIEV and indecision of others will be no excuse at the last today we must never follow a multitude to do evil. If we go to heaven alone we must resolve it. By God's grace we will go whether we have mindy with US or a few the command before us is playing strive to enter in and thus we are in Christ strive for eternity you. The heart's desire for both bud. And I in this episode. Is that for you. Who listen that? That would be your motivation that you would strive for eternity that you would have the mindset and set that we're speaking of especially in this materialistic world is And this materialistic season were in that you would see that. Christ I is a far greater value. Then anything this world would have to offer a man that's are designed for you to live is Christ to die is gain that's the that's biblical Christianity and so few people but understand NAPA passages quoted. Because would he ends up saying they're right in the same passage. He says that to go and be with Christ as far better far better but to be able to minister are among the Philippians is needful is helpful in any says an interesting thing. He says he's hard pressed between the two to that word. hard-pressed in the Greek is a very interesting word. It is the term that's used for when they would win. A butcher would slaughter the cattle. What they'd have is these two guardrails? That'd be very wide at one end of very narrow at the other end and they would push the cattle down and the the coward go down and as he's going down the the the guardrails it gets narrower and narrower narrower until he gets to the end and he is wedged in when he's hard pressed he can't move to the right or to the left and they do that so that they don't get hurt. The animal doesn't get hurt. You don't lose any meat. You don't unhurt person when you when you slaughter it. It's now wedged in. That's what he's saying. I'm hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ which is far better but to remain in the flesh more necessary on your account are really hard pressed between our great desire to be with Christ in serving him on earth. Do we have that pressure where we want want to be with Christ that badly but we see the need to be here and serve others on earth I think that will change our mindset when we think like that yes and so I hope this was encouraging to you listener I hope that helps you with your your mindset and as as before we go out but I wanNA give an announcement here for the Christian podcast commission. The the rap report is a podcast Christian. podcast community. I hope that if you're a first time listener that you will subscribe to Andrew reports rap report. I have a daily one Monday through Friday two minutes long. If you like shorter things answering apologetic questions constraining give you answers to tough questions in a short period of time. But we're going to be having a contest. Starting December fifteenth and and running all the way through the end of February. It's leap year this year. So we'll get an extra day out of the contest. 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Let the Real Warrior Come Forth- Part-2

Life in The Word

15:16 min | 1 year ago

Let the Real Warrior Come Forth- Part-2

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

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Rise of Skywalker  AYJW100

Are You Just Watching?

1:07:48 hr | 1 year ago

Rise of Skywalker AYJW100

"A combination of decades star wars rises skywalker encompasses themes of redemption identity and sacrifice are hugest watching episode one hundred rise of Skywalker. Welcome to the PODCAST. That shares critical thinking through the entertained Christian I e Franklin. I'm Tim Berne. And it's that time we actually reached episode one hundred. Confetti as I said at the end of our last episode we actually have more than one hundred episodes because we had some episodes at the beginning. That were numbered on a different numbering scale and so. I think we're actually around the hundred thirteen. Maybe I have to look at our actual count but but yeah it. This is kind of a nice little of course if we were if we came out more often than monthly we would have hit one hundred really longtime ago but what it. It is a milestone in the purest figurative sense that we can come up with yes. It's a very cool milestone before where we get into our discussion on the movie. I do want to just bring up a couple of news items in addition to this being. You Know Whoopi episode. One hundred we are currently currently as members of the Chris podcast community. There is a really cool contest going on right now. We'll have the lake to our show notes as well as we will be probably posting about it on our facebook page as well but you just want to check out the link. It's a link that it'll take you to a contest page and it gives you list of all the things that you can do in order to enter the contest and the really cool thing about it is that there's this giveaway and there's one person going to get the giveaway and so you get injured every time you do one of the things on the list and it's things like subscribe to other podcasts. That are members of CPC liking pages does Becoming members of groups. There's all kinds of things in there that you can do. One person is going to win a theology giveaway and as a library containing -taining books and DVD's from various authors. And it's going to it's the value of it is currently just topping thousand dollars so it is going to be quite the giveaway away. It'd be a very big bucks for one person so highly encourage you to check it out and participate. It'll it'll be a fantastic giveaway for somebody. The other thing that I want to mention in regards to the Kirsten podcast committee is that several of the podcasters that are members of the community have been getting together together once a month to do what we call the theology throwdown and we have recorded three of them and they are being posted all at once right in the the middle of January so by the time this episode gets to your ears they should be available and the really cool thing about it is the episode three which we just just recorded last week for me. The whole topic was based on Tim. Nice discussion on the movie. Harriet back in November. Ever so if you listen to our episode on Harriet where we talked about Harry having visions from God and how God speaks to us that that was the topic of our theology throwdown episode three. So love for you guys to check out that discussion because I got schooled a little bit so we had some some really terrific guys. Justin Peters was part of the discussion. And he's kind of known as the leading event local call expert on the word of faith movement and so it was really really very cool to have him there joining us and talking about that encourage everybody to look the episode and listen to it now. Rise of skywalker. We're GONNA talk about it at least briefly without trying to give away any spoilers oilers but I really hope we've delayed. We've delayed recording this podcast for a couple of weeks because we wanted to make sure well number one. There's Christmas and New Year's and all that that stuff but number two we wanted to make sure as many people as possible have had a chance to see the movie before we talk about it because we want to make sure they can participate in when our discussion without having to worry about spoilers. I suspect that the Vendor Graham of people who have not seen rise I of Skywalker and people who want to see rise of skywalker has a very very small section of intersection he he. Yeah people who couldn't care less than that is definitely people are on the side. Yeah well there's a lot of people people that are. I think we're very skeptical of going to see rises skywalker because the last the last Jedi. That's right the the one before that episode episode eight. That one was not so good. It was kind of a massive disappointment and so a lot of people were just kind kind of like done with star wars after that and so. I think that there were a lot of people who are very skeptical about Rice's skywalker. And so my first impression Russian spoiler free impression was thank you thank you. Thank you J.J. Abrams because this movie had the potential of being truly awful. And it's unfortunate that it's not as good as it could be because of the two movies that preceded it but it was as good as it could have been the two movies preceded it so I don't know whether that's damning with faint praise but I am very grateful that j.j Abrahams managed to pull everything together and give this entire thing a decent ending. He really did yes I wouldn't i. It came out of this movie thinking boy. I wish they had done this movie in two movies because there were so many things that had to be wrapped up so many characters and everything. He couldn't get to everything by Abraham's did a really good job touching lightly on all the most important things in my mind he really manage the time of the movie well and got pretty much. Everyone there do. I mean you're always gonNA have complainers right right. This movie does a lot of tying into all of the movies that came before it and wrapping up loose ends answering questions but one of the things I think that really tied all of it together was was the music because John Williams you know he. He was known for his original Star Wars Soundtrack. Each movie had its own own theme. But you got to hear pieces of those themes throughout all rise skywalker. Yeah I did notice you heard a new hope in there. You heard Empire Empire strikes back in there. You heard returned the jet. I you heard Phantom menace you they there were pieces of every movie in this movie and so it. The music really came together and tied the whole saga together. And that that really helped I mean just even sitting in the credits at the end. I'm like I hear this movie. I hear this so it was just really terrific to have that tie in as well and so just because it's John Williams and there's enough said really when it comes to soundtracks he's most of the great soundtracks have been written by John John Williams. Yeah Yeah it's the line I had in my viewing notes. Was this music uses John Williams Star Wars. Yeah so let's play away just a little bit of it and just allow ourselves to go down memory lane just a few seconds. Yeah I would say that is accessible right. Yeah it's and you you know the way that they put all the different themes and they're all the way back from new hope on up was very similar to how they fit in so many of the other traditions that they have established are all the star wars movies. And you notice it you see it or you hear it as you're watching the movie and you go. Oh I know what that's from And that was sort of like the that was part of what made this movie. Good was there there are of course A number of things that have that have to happen in every star wars movie. Somebody always loses a limb an arm or a appendages. Sometime and the very opening scene it opens on Kylo Ren and and into the last sabre swing he does he cuts off an arm and it. It is essentially the same length of arm. The cutoff in a new hope in the CANTINA. Well so it's it's a whole bunch of little stuff and some of it's a little little force but we can talk about that later but Their stuff that happens in every star wars movie and and they made an effort to put that stuff in here for the fans and they made I I feel like they made an effort to not make it obvious where I appreciate look for it. Yeah Ah 'cause you feel better when you're like when you're the first person I noticed it's like ready player. One in ready player one. There was just so much that not everybody could see it. But you couldn't see it for the six billion other characters on the screen right here you have to be really paying attention. Yeah there yeah. There was a lot of stuff in there and there was a lot of blunders fixed. I would say it's trying to to take as I said earlier. The the movies that preceded this we're not great and you know a lot of people are still saying that Disney really flubbed up. They really messed up the continually of the story Ori and it was really fascinating because I was talking to several people a lot of my friends at work that were interested in Star Wars. They came into the Star Wars trilogy with Phantom menace with the episodes one two three us and and so those were the movies that they liked and when and when you talk to them you know what are your favorite movies. A lot of them would say you know that one of those three were their favorite and yeah and that kind it gets a gag reflex for me because I didn't like any of one two or three they all. I Phantom menace. Ruined it for me and then the two that followed were kind of like I. I watched him because I felt like I needed to keep the story going but I was completely uninterested. Couldn't care less and I'm still kind of an original star wars girl I like four or five and six. And that's that's what I was raised on. Those were the ones that I really loved. But there's something there's like almost like three generations nations. I mean like like you said this movie. Compasses decades of time. You know for over forty years. It's it's just one one of those things that you know there. We've got at least two possibly three generations. They each have a different part of Star Wars. Sit there holding onto and the this. This last trilogy is a whole new generation's introduction to star wars and so they're all going to latch Chanda something different about it and and I think that this movie fixed what was wrong with the preceding two movies especially last jet. I think you could actually probably get away with watching this movie and knots and skipping last year I I if you didn't bother to see last Jedi because it got so many bad reviews you could probably skip get over it and it wouldn't hurt too much. I you know I actually. I thought last year I was okay. it's. I'm a lot more forgiving of of the previous movies. Even Phantom menace which I thought was really bad. Yeah because for me it's a lot more about the the story that they're telling and and continuity doesn't make as big a difference unless it's a glaring thing wasn't it was in last yet. I were Laya rescues herself south from being out in space. Yeah being out in space and that for me was a big glaring glaring thing like be over the head head with a casual leering hole and but they they address set in this movie too. Yeah I think they he J.J. Abrams tried to answer Sir a lot of those questions and fix a lot of those. What I consider boo boos and I think he did have a decent job with it and so I think all in all this movie does a very good job of wrapping up all of those things that you would consider to be problems or story issues and and at least putting a not in? Yeah I don't know about whether it's a pretty bow or not. But at least he nodded up the loose ends dangling anymore. Yeah Yeah I feel like the movie could have been might not much better Because that would take integrate. But I feel like the movie could benefit if he hadn't had to go back in. Explain away the previous mistakes. Yes That time could have been spent better spent on On actual story elements but at the same time. I appreciate that he did win. And Patch those holes. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah that was. That was a good deal A good thing for the overall movie and it was a long movie so you know he did as much as he could in as as much time as he was given. I understand talking to some of my fellow star wars fans who have really been following the making of this movie. The there are a lot of things that got got cut so there might be a extended director's cut out here you know after it reaches DVD. That might pull some of that stuff stuff back in because it sounds like he intended there to be a lot grander scenes of things p appearances and stuff like that. They ended up getting cut cut from the final edition of the movie and it was over two hours so two hours twenty two minutes. Yeah and by the timing. Finish watching your thirty to forty minutes worth of previews and commercials. It was very Commercials don't started if you have not yet seen it and you don't want forty two years of Spoilers then I would recommend stopping now and going out and catching catching. The theaters are pretty empty for the for the movie. Now so go watch it and come back in and pick up the podcast where he left off. Because now let's Talk Spoilers Fijian's Chapter Four Verse Twenty Five therefore laying sod falsehood speech through each one of his neighbor for we are members of one. Another four is namesake for so everybody. I'm Jamal Danny the host of the prescribed truth podcast. Why seek to distribute the truth that the doctor prescribes to the Church and the world today? The Lord Graciously brought me out of a colon in two thousand ten. Save me two thousand thirteen. In two thousand seventeen prescribed truth began. My mission has been to spread the truth of God's word while refuting refuting dangerous lives affecting most churches and the culture at large from Biblical and reform perspective. Join me on Sundays. Six PM Eastern time for the loud recording according to the podcast on Youtube and download the audio version wherever podcast can be found including the Christian podcast community if you would like to know more about prescribed gripe truth please visit my website. Epochs -CRIBE TRUTH DOT COM and remember. This world is full of errors but the only thing that prescribes ups is truth blessing. I hate so as as we've already said this thing caps off a decade's worth of story and the characters are you know it's the third generation really early of the characters because you know phantom menace it dealt with the the parents of Leia and Luke and this trilogy deals with the Children of late Luke and all looked at each juror but you know what I mean. Yeah so it you know we've got three generations nations in the movies themselves and it in it We're probably coming on the third generation watching the movies so true virtue. It's a kind of a cool thing to have a series of movies that you know when George Lucas envisioned star wars. He really had no clue what episodes one through three three would be. and He. I think he really envisioned six being the end. So you know to tack on another three movies. He's after what he considered to be the end of the story. I think they did a decent job. Yeah this isn't like the the Marvel Cinematic Universe universe because when when iron man one hit the theaters there was already a an emcee Bible that laid out everything all the way up to and including IT and game. At least all his salient parts. There was no search for Star Wars. Lucas had an the idea of where he was going. But it was just for those three movies. Yes yes. He didn't see it turning into a nine part story with spinoffs and and TV shows. And what have you. And we've got so much going on in the Star Wars Universe. Now that it's really hard to keep all the storylines straight straight and I think to be honest that you know there's going to be gaping holes because this is a made up. Universe made up characters made up back story Ian Made Up Bunny trails and all the other things and so they're going to clash. There's book been books written. That probably don't fit in anymore Uh No there. There was a series of books that was supposed to explain what happened to the children of Lucan Leia and Han Solo and all of them. There's been multiple books that were written about that no longer fit because of these three movies that were made. And you just never know how that's GonNa fit together other CIS. These movies must up some of the story line and which meant that Abrahams had to come along and fix it but I think that he did a very good job of giving us a satisfying conclusion. Because having I think the redemption of Kylo Ren or been Solo. Whichever name you want to buy was probably I think the best part of the movie because we already knew that Ray was good and that ray was going to be the hero? Oh wait a minute wait a minute. I wasn't so sure of that. I actually came in to rise of skywalker wondering during whether or not she was going to be turned. Yeah well I mean. I definitely had a precedent for that with the first trip. I mean the trilogy's always GonNa Confused. The first trilogy is wants to and three. The original trilogy is four five and six just so if I say the first trilogy I mean one two and three so in in the first trilogy that is you know where we see. The rise of failure at the fall of what could've been a very good Jedi Anikin. So there is precedent for somebody. Who's being trained as Djeddai to be turned to the bad side? But I don't I don't know that that would have worked for the conclusion of the entire story. Thread would have been tough. You don't want the dark side to win. And so I. I think it was very cool. That in the end you know Ben and raced at side by side against evil and I think that that was Spoiler obviously officer. We're in the spoiler section. That's that's how it turns out in the end. I really appreciate it that I think one of my favorite lines in the movie was when Ray told Kylo that she did want to take his hand. But she wanted to take Ben's hand and not Kylo hand and so it was kind of that at that instant. Oh she wants me to be the the person that I was meant to be not the person that I am and so that was a a really cool line. Yeah one of our listeners. I I kind of put it out on our facebook group to for people to contribute contributed if they like and one of the things he mentioned was the contrived mcmuffins in in the story and so I had had to look that up. Because I wasn't exactly sure what by that but once I looked it up I realized what he met. And this is something that it was almost like a misdirection action in the movie because there were so many things that the quest that they were going to go after and find something and it turned out ought to be something they actually needed and so just to where they wanted to go without the map anyway. Yeah so there was a lot of that In this movie because the first thing that they went after that they thought they needed to have was the way to find where the emperor was this hidden planet and and so about half the movie is Ray and and company going looking for this one thing that they need. And that's really about half the movie and then I ended up not needing. Yeah it was. It was destroyed. The only one was destroyed and then Kylo Ren took her there anyway. Yeah well he had in his. He didn't take her there but he had it in his ship and she used his ship to escape from him really and so she didn't realize that she actually. Oh that's right. It was really the weirdest thing is that she grabs his ship to fly away and and then she goes back to the planet that she found Lucon and then she burns Kyla ship. Because she's like I'm not not gonNA participate anymore I'm done. She didn't and even look to see whether he had this little locator device thing in his ship and then it turns out that it hadn't been destroyed when she burned the ship so it was just like a lot of just just sudden. Oh it but she didn't actually destroy it so now she has the way. Guess what Luke just happens to have his ex ex wing waiting. Yeah Yeah Yeah so there was a lot of just you know quick saving mechanisms in this movie that that made everything work but yeah yeah that was probably the biggest mcmuffin would that be a dais dais X. winger that's great but in all of this story line the one I guess spiritual tie in I can see in. This is kind of like the idea of what the Bible is to us as Christians because we have the entire story in our hands hands from the beginning of E. Genesis and create when God created the world all the way to the consummation in revelation. We have the we have the whole story story. It's all there. We don't have to worry about anything. Changing the story. Line or In story problems because God gave it to us. It's all up front and so we it's not like we're we are Abraham or Nehemiah or even One of the apostles where we're living being in the middle of the story and we don't know how it's going to end we. We are blessed as Christians to have the entire culmination the story. There is high oiler assertion of our Christianity. Yeah exactly we have it all laid out for us and you know it being January. I'm trying again once again to read the Bible in a year and it's been a couple years now that I have a actually managed to read through the Bible I haven't I haven't been able to manage to read through the Bible in the last couple of years but some years prior to that I had kept it up for like five or straight where I read through the Bible every year and I'M GONNA attempt it again this year because I really think that we don't get a good understanding of God's revelation to us if we're only picking through through the Bible and not getting the whole picture and I the the first few years that I did it. I tried to differ plan every year so I did like the just read straight through the Bible plan and like the way it's a symbol the Canon and then chronological one then. Yeah the following following year. I did a chronological One of the ones I did was where you did no testament New Testament together So you did like a little in the old husband. I spent a little New Testament every day and the one. I'm starting this year and it's really cool. It starts in the New Testament so each day you read a Ah something from the New Testament and then you go back to the beginning and you read You're reading kind of chronologically through the Old Testament. And so I you start in Genesis and then you also read a Saumur proverbs. So you're in the New Testament you're in the Old Testament and you're in the psalms in the proverbs every we day and I'm really enjoying it and you know obviously were recording this on the twelfth so on Day twelve of that reading plan. I'm really enjoying it because once the I have on a marine through the Bible is to get bogged down in some of the harder portions the Old Testament and the new testaments fairly easy to read but the Old Testament there are parts of it. That are really hard to read. And so I'm hoping that this having you know three things every day to read will keep me from getting bogged down and and and keep it alive and fresh for me but I really do encourage us as Christians and I'm pointing as many fingers myself here as I am everybody else that do make make the attempt to read through the Bible. Even if you don't do it in a year maybe over two years or something like that. It's actually a couple of good two year guides out there that you can use right. God has given us the whole story and we should be taking advantage of that. You know that not just picking and choosing parts of the Bible but reading his full cool and inspirational word To you know to us this is God's love letter to us and we should be taking part in all of it not just portions of it so you know now that we can talk about spoilers. I did sort of feel like they. You remember how a huge portion of the original trilogy episodes for five and six were built around the prophecy of Luke skywalker bringing balance to the force I certainly felt like it put that was very fantasy. esque storyline storyline. The fantasy epics had a prophecy that they were built around. And and you know you will join the child who would fulfill the prophecy and follow child through the fulfilment. I felt like that prophecy. By the end of rise of skywalker. Her was the wind had been taken out of its sales. Luke brought balance to the force by killing the emperor it turns out he didn't well. That's what I heard. Somebody made the comment that the Force Awakens Pretty much nullified. Everything that happened happened in episodes four through six and I get their point because like I said earlier George. Lucas intended six to be the end return to the jet. I was the end and when when you go into the next generation that basically undid everything the rebel alliance fought for though. You know the overthrow of the order you know in the empire and all of that stuff. That was what they fought for and then the next generation just basically soclean undid every all of their sacrifices all the things that you know that they work so hard to do and I think question asked in in this episode to. I can't remember whether it was Landau or Laya. But somebody asked him you know how did you do it. You know just the just with so few people how did you you go up against an entire empire and it's like they undid all of that everything that they had done. They undid in the trilogy trilogy and and it was sad and I could see why so. Many people were upset by what happened in the force awakens. Because all of what made the the original trilogy so impactful was the sacrifices in the you know the the few against the mini and the beleaguered rebels against a very organized empire that was hard to fight and and they won at great cost and and then there are win was just basically overthrown years later and yet sorta reminds me of that in space balls Yogurt talks about the sequel. Space Ball space balls to the search for more money. Yeah exactly that's his knee. Did God yes yes. But it's so sad I mean it could've at least come up with a new villain or or a new thing for them. The fight instead of completely undoing. Everything that was done originally. Yeah it's like. Let's just reek. Redo Star Wars again like it never ever happened. You know honestly when when they started force awakens. I thought they were going to go with the there's recurring trope and in storytelling of Cyclical history you know That which head that. which happens has already happened in will again happen? I think and I thought that they were going to be pushing that storyline and that this was going to be breaking that cycle but they never really they never really sunk their teeth deep into it they they never denied it either. Yeah I never sunk their teeth into it and and Determined one way or another if that's what they were going for. Yeah this the sad part but at least they gave it another you know glorious ending where they triumphed over the emperor but wait. is He really dead because how many times have we killed him now yet. The whole look thing him being created by palpitation. I think was one of things that I had difficulty with. Ask One yeah well. I think the purchase became a plot. What device it was kind of like instead of Deus ex machi now? We had to have a a satanist Satan type character who can't seem to kill and keeps rising as head again and behind the scenes. Well I guess the thing is is like I said they undid everything that the original trilogy did Ed and he was the villain in the first trilogy and he got killed off at the end of the original trilogy wait. We needed three more movies. So let's bring hanging back you know and I don't know I agree with that critique of this trilogy that it undid the original at but I think that this this final movie at least recaptured some of what I loved about the original star wars and so can sort of forgive it in the end and sort of you had mentioned Kylo Ren and his alter ego edsall him. This movie actually has a little bit of a identity. I don't know how crisis isn't the word. Not The movie the characters but both Rin and ray both have to kind of figure out who they are in this movie and Dan something we knew we knew it was a journey that ray had to complete because the big question from force awakens. That was not answered in the last night was who is Ray. Everybody was wanting to know who she was and there was a lot of theories after the after the end of force awakens. I remember reading one was that she was rinse twin twin sister which they kind of seem to make you think that that was going. You know there's this whole the the way that they almost seem to be able to to communicate across across distances and seem to really be bonded in some way it almost made sense that they were twins and there was other books written That had to do with the conclusion of Star Wars that did say that there were twins and so I think that that was that may have been playing off of that expectation that there would be twins but they aren't twins and ray was revealed to be the granddaughter of Palestine and so Paul Patine obviously was very strong in the force just like the Skywalker family because he was basically stronger than everybody so it would make sense that the force would be a strong in his his line and I could see where some of the people are are like well. Suddenly there's a granddaughter. We never even were mentioned that he had a family. But but I don't know that that that's a would he's turn off the balcony and at the end of return the return of the Jedi that you have no no indication that he even has a romantic interest wherever had one but I mean he was an old man then so you know he could have had multiple families that we could be. Yeah so I. I don't know that that was a huge problem for me. That he might have had a family. He was a a leader of a empire and usually the first year that leaders if empires do is create a dynasty so it's not unheard of. I think the only problem. Ah that it represented for me and it's a minor one to be sure And I actually mentioned in our knives out. Discussion is when the filmmakers spring. The solution on new using information that the viewer could not possibly have had right. And that's sort of what they did here. Yeah you know ray becomes palpitations granddaughter. And there's absolutely no way either had no information yet no information given to even hint at it which I thought I always think it's sort of a cheap. Yeah Yeah it did feel a little bit like a cheat but I think it it worked out okay. But at the end I agree with a lot of people had problems with that. It was not an impossible thing for the PAO Patine to have had children and it would have made sense that the children would have been as estranged from him because of his power hungriness. I mean usually when you have an have an emperor emperor who is unwilling to give up his throne that usually means that if he has had children they're probably fear for their lives because you know they become rivals for his throne. They feel worried about it and so they hide themselves or whatever. So you know raise. backstory is not impossible but I can see why people were upset. What about it because like you said there was no hint to it? It was just kind of like thrown at us at the last minute. Oh and by the way she's putting. Yeah but what that does mean. Is that Kylo. Ren is the Skywalker and having him be the bad guy up until now gave him room for a redemption. which I think was handled? Well which I think you may not necessarily agree with so we could discuss that briefly. Fear her his redemption comes in the form of his memory of his killing of his father. Hans Solo in the Force Awakens and and it was number one way to get Harrison Ford back in the movie since we told him off in the in the first movie you know. How are we going getting back ackhouse? He didn't make an appearance. I think it was explained. Well because I think what causes that. Memory is Leah and one. I was actually excited about it because when I got home believe it or not After I saw my first showing of rises skywalker Walker I was came home. It was an afternoon showing I was still in the star wars mood and so I went back and watched the force awakens again right after seeing the rise of Skywalker and that scene where Han Solo appears to him is is almost identical to the actual scene where he is is in a force awakens and so it really was a memory right up to the point where Kylo says been says at this point that he knows what he needs to do and he just wasn't sure whether he had the strength to do it and even the lines were they the same Okay I didn't catch that. It see my my issue with it. I I came through that CNN. I was like okay the that that was strictly fan service to put money in the bank Even though probably cost more money but regardless I didn't I felt I I felt like it was forced but only because this is a a universe where they have established force ghosts And when they had when the camera turns and Hans Lois standing there I feel like it was sort of stepping on the toes of the whole hole force ghost idea and was justice served as a mechanism to bring Harrison Ford back back for one last shot as Hansel no. I don't think that's what it was for one thing. He didn't look like a force ghost. And the definitely and and the the point of it I think was if you remember right at the same time that lay had they actually said in the in the thing which Leeann knows what needs to be done. She knows that it but to reach her son. We'll take all the strength. She has left and in reaching out to been. She had had not really died. What she had done was kind of what Luke had done at the end of the last Jedi where he threw himself in through the force into to a different in a projection and instead of projecting herself she got inside bins head and projected his memory of his father? And so I I think that and she stays with him because you notice that she doesn't you know go go into the force. I guess is what you would consider until at the end when when Ben dies rank goes into the force. And that's when she because I think that she had actually she had actually really reached into Ben at that point and she stayed with him until the end and because of that. I think that that that memory was her way of reaching been at the moment of vulnerability and so I think that that was I was really enthused by it because the word go back when you go back and when you watch the force awakens that whole scene is Han. Thinks that he's reaching Ben but Kyle's just playing with him and so that that line where he says. I know what I need to do now but I don't know whether I have the strength to do it is is Kylo playing playing with with hand you know he's like I'm going to kill you and I'm just going to make you think that I'm struggling about it. But in this time he he says the exact same words. I know what I need to do but I don't know if I have the strength to do it. This time. He actually means it and then he throws his lightsaber lightsaber away. And so I think that instead of killing Han he's actually giving up the dark side. He's actually turning his back on on Kylo and becoming been and so I I just was enthused by. I thought it was a really great return for his character. That's I do appreciate that. They that they redeemed him. I felt like they needed to. Although he his character had a whole bunch of you know pendulum swing darks lakeside. To delay side a which were a little frustrating. Well the thing that bugged talk to me about his dark side thing was that you know this whole shrine that he'd made to Darth vader and it always seemed like Darth vader was talking to him but the the problem was is that Anikin was redeemed. I mean that was the whole point of what Luke did with with his father. At the end of return of the Jedi was the Anakan it can showed up as a force ghost at the end he was redeemed. Well of course the emperor does say that he was the all the voices. Kyle's head so right I guess in a way that was answered answered too. Because you know he wasn't. He wasn't really enshrining. DARTH vader. DARTH vader wasn't there to be enshrined. But yeah that question was answered now the spiritual tie in. It's really fascinating because you know getting ready to record for this. I was already kind of thinking thinking about you. Know the identity that spoken of here in Star Wars rises skywalker and my pastor. This morning. He is just started a series. On first I peter in he he spent last Sunday on first. Peter Chapter one verse one and he didn't even get through the entire verse so the Sunday he finished verse one and he got into verse. Two and the title of his sermon was rock. Solid identity eighty. And he was talking about if you go in and you look in First Peter. It's it's really just the introduction of the letter in you're like how did he how how come it took him you. You know to Sunday's to talk about have half the verses city names. Well what was interesting about his sermon. Today was that he was talking about that. This letter is while it says it's the exiles the Persian It's actually to all Christians Insp. Peter was writing to all of the the Christians that existed at the time that he wrote the letter the they were dispersed in and uh spread out and he was writing a letter to them so in a way. This letter is to all of us and so he was talking about. The identity comes from mm our position as Christian so that the the beginning of the second verse says that Were according to the fore knowledge of God the father and the sanctification of the spirit for obedience to Christ. She's Christ and for the sprinkling with his blood. So this is who we are as Christians that we are sanctified by the spirit we live in obedience to Jesus Christ iced and that we are the culmination of the sacrifice. So that's what the sprinkling with his blood because in the old testament every time a sacrifice was completed. It was it it was like made real by the sprinkling of the blood. So it's like when when the priests were originally ordained they sacrifice the animals and then they were sprinkled with the blood as the the final step of the sacrifice. And so that's who we are. That's our identity in Christ and one of the points he made was that it says that they are exiles. Silence they. They're they're people who are scattered into a foreign land or they're not part of of You know the the communities that they're in they live as exiles in a foreign land. This was one of the main points of a sermon is the as Christians when we become Christians. We become exiles because we are no longer for citizens of this world we are citizens of the Kingdom and so that makes us exiles living. You know we're not living in the kingdom yet but we are exiles piles living of the kingdom living in the world and I just had never heard it described way before and I thought that was really cool. Yeah that that our identity the in Christ as makes us exiles and It was just a really interesting point and it just coming hinging in on. Who are we in in what? What is our identity and ray was struggling with that through this entire while trilogy really and and not knowing who she was but but as Christians we have a rock solid identity in Christ and it's not something that we that is hinged on our family Like Ray had a really horrible family. You know her. Her parents sounded like they were pretty. Cool I mean. They risk their lives for her but she had a grandfather that I'm sure she didn't want a to acknowledge it. It doesn't matter who are family is. It doesn't matter what we've done with our lives. It doesn't matter where we live. It doesn't matter. Are you north necessity or culture or any of that because when we become Christians. We have that rock-solid identity in Christ and and that is such a massive blessing that you know the our our family lying doesn't matter once part of the body of Christ and if if we don't have that identity in Christ and we don't really have an identity at all when you mentioned this earlier to me James Chapter One versus twenty two or twenty five came to mind But be doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves because if anyone is a here of the word and not a doer. He's like someone who someone looking at his own face in the mirror for he looks at himself goes away and immediately forgets. What kind of person he was but one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseverance in it and is not a forgetful hearer? But a doer. WHO works works? This person will be blessed in what he does. So if you don't have the anchor of the word that the if if you are not who you are in Christ alone then your drift you step away from the mirror you forget who you are. Yeah and when he forget who you are like that. The Bible has all kinds of verses that talk about how easy it is for us to. He deceived by our own hearts. Yeah and I think that that's represented in both ray and Kylo because you know Ray is struggling going to be the correct person and Kylo or Ben is is trying to be. I think I think his identity crisis was very deep all the way through and so. That's what makes his redemption. So so cool is that he was willing going to kill his own father. To put put away that part of him but yet he's able to reclaim it and I think that I don't know As just a I think there's some nice pictures of identity in this movie now moving along because actually have a lot to discuss awesome. We're already getting going long on time. But I do want to touch briefly on one of the most repeated lines in this movie this was like the Po storyline. Yeah Yeah it's like they win by making you think you're alone and that this was you know the the theme throughout the movie was that if you're alone you can't win alone and that's how they win is by making the the you know the new the the new order or the final order the bad guys in the movie are referred to them. They were pacifists. They and but and this kind of goes back to our previous identity. Something I wanted to your previous theme on identity. Something I wanted to mention was fenn's character meets more characters like him. They're they're basically People who kids who are stolen from and they make a point of saying this that a lot of these planets have had children stolen from them just completely took all the kids and raise the record. That's one of the not quite ret cons but one of the explanations that I really appreciated hidden. Yeah that they turned all of these kids into a storm troopers and they're they're raised to do nothing else but be stormtroopers. And some of them have rebelled like like fen has and and changed sides or just not even just not abandoned their posts deserters I and they don't even know who they were because they were stolen his kids. They don't know what their names are. They don't know anything they're just. Id numbers and and when you realize that the enemy is made up of a lot of this you know people who really don't know why they are who they are and why why. They're doing the job that they've been told to do. It makes more sense that there would be more people on the other side. But they're so frightened and there so so I guess beaten down that they don't they're afraid to stand up and and you see that repeated over and over again in this movie it's really psychological warfare yeah And and it's a method of controlling the populace. It's very reminiscent derise of if nationalism and the Third Reich and in nineteen twenties and Nineteen Thirty S. They stole the children. Yeah Yeah that's they turned at the children against the parents wasn't uncommon for children to turn their own families in. Yeah it just by indoctrinating terminating them like like they show in this movie and you know clearly. There is a There's a parallel drawn between the empire. Her and The the Fairley and Nazi Germany. I mean that's intentional. While it was visual in the movies I mean I mean it looked like Nazi Germany. The sad thing that I you know it kind of bugs me is that it doesn't have to happen. In the form love you know white and black and and salute sin and turning people into soldiers it can happen in our education system. I think that's that's part of the division. We're seeing in our country today and I don't WanNa get waxed to political but I I think you see our younger generation that they they get indoctrinated to believe a certain thing and they may not be stealing them from our homes but they are stealing them from our our worldviews our world or try. Yeah Yeah Yeah and and unfortunately I'm seeing more and more even kids that I thought were raised right good families. Once they get off on their own they completely spurn everything. They you were raised in and I don't know what the solution is. I don't know that I can you know. But that's what we're seeing and sometimes it makes us feel so alone that we're losing the next generation and what's going to happen you know but yeah that that's a major theme in this movie and and it's also the major theme of the victory at the end of this because they keep reminding themselves we're not alone. Were not allowed. We don't have the numbers to face the empire but we're not alone we just gotTa let other people know. This is the last chance we have to fight the emperor. So you know it's now or never and we're GONNA a stand and we hope everybody comes and joins US and stands to so one of the best lines in the movie is when you know the the rebellion interest there. Few ships show up to fight the BASSETT fleet massively of the final order. And and then they. They think that they're that they're losing that it's the end and then suddenly they're all. These ships led by the Millennium Falcon. That just almost innumerable as this. That one was impressive. Yeah really impressive. And what's the endgame seems. Yeah that was the end game scene and and it was like doc. That's not a navy sir. It's just people. And it's like praise the Lord just people ordinary people that I have decided to stand up against tyranny. And take a stand even if it is a sacrificial stand and that was beautiful. I think that was one of the best scenes is in the movie and But we have that kind of victory in Christ in. It's not as I don't know it's not as big and beautiful because Christ tells us. Is that the the path that we're on. His Christians is the the narrow path it's not the popular path. And so we're always gonNA feel it'll outnumbered but I think that this was a good analogy for like the body of Christ because we all even though we Standards Standards few. We do stand as a strong body that we all have a position in the body of Christ and we also are encouraged as Christians to know that we are never alone because even if we stand by ourselves we still have the Holy Spirit. Yeah we make each other stronger in Christ right. I 's Onians five eleven says therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing it. It's important that we work work amongst brothers and sisters to to build each other up and hold each other accountable right and then we can rely on God. He's he's always going to be there for us. in Psalm. Seventy three twenty three through twenty four. It says yet I am always with you. You hold my right hand. You Guide me with your counsel and afterward word you will take me up. Glory that Psalms is full of it of course. Psalms twenty three is one that we all rely on in times of darkness. US In our lives is even though I go through the Darkest Valley I fear. No danger for your with your on your staff. They comfort me just beautiful pictures of how God it is with us and we're never really alone. We're never really alone ever even if we get thrown in prison and were in solitary confinement. We're not allowed. Yeah which I bet is a lot of what Some of these folks in China are feeling now. Yeah Yeah. The major pastor was sentenced to I think I think it was seven years in prison in China For for preaching to an non-regulated Church and they either last week Geico or last week. They did or next week. They're supposed to enact a law that outlaws outlaws home churches do not swear fealty to the Communist Party the Communist Party first. Yeah well and that's an interesting sting transition into kind of the the dark side of our conversation. One of the things that we really see is top of teens ability really to manipulate. He's like this nasty voice in the side. Your head that just keeps pulling you over to the dark side you know. Everything he says is a lie and he doesn't he doesn't speak truth or he twists truth into lies. It's just the the most disgusting thing and and thinking about that there some easy referrals to scripture on this as well because there is a father of lies and MHM palpitation kind of is the symbol of that in the Star Wars Universe but in reality there is the devil there is Satan who speaks lies one. I I I pulled up was could almost be describing Papa Dean actually John Eight forty four says you are of your father the devil and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him and when he lies he he speaks out of his own character as a liar and the father of lies and then we are encouraged as Christians. In First Peter Four eight to be sober-minded and watchful watchful for your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. I think There's not a really a lots that we can that we should spend time talking about it. But I think it is important to remind ourselves that we don't wrestle against flesh and blood blood but against principalities against rulers and whatever that versus there are two scenes were POW patine in the first one. He's talking to Kylo Ren and the second one he's talking to To Ray and in both those scenes has lines are such that it. They both reminded me very much of of Satan tempting Jesus in the in the desert where everything he was saying was of substance and based in truth but intended to get specifically the outcome that he wanted right and I thought they did a disservice service by making palpitation. The cloaked disfigured old man that he was at the end of of Djeddai instead of focusing more on the Pantene that he was actually in episodes one two and three the political mastermind who wasn't evil until you started actually listening to him. Yeah because I think that's the that's the more dangerous injuries person. Trust right the one that is Is kind of like the Anti Christ and that he's follow. ables somebody that you would would see the leader in could be Deceived into following. Instead of somebody ugly. I think that Christians tend to forget at least some Christians. Do they paint Satan as being you know this devilish creature really. He's an angel of light. He's he's deceptively WLI beautiful and he makes his deceptions beautiful and that's why so many are led astray by them because they aren't ugly. They look like something you would want. And that's why we have to be leary and and self aware and sound in the spirit so that. We're you're aware of what's going on in sober-minded watchful and all that stuff so that we're not let astray the antichrist's is not going to be Saddam Hussein. You know a Kim Jong Il. He's going to be. He's going to be a Brad Pitt or You know somebody that you that you want to like. Because that's how he's going to manipulate everything I think. That's why so many people thought Obama Obama was kind of like an anti Christ. Because he was he was articulate that he was the Christ now. I'm not saying he was a lot of people people thought he could be. And because of his you know that he was So articulate and so intelligent and good looking the end Suave and you know it's that's that's the kind of leader you have to be worried about. And he didn't necessarily have the same traditional traditional conservative Christian views that we wanted him to have right. Yeah well we've gone really long and there are so many other things that we could talk about in this movie One of the things that we haven't quite discussed yet is the sacrifice and C. Three. Po makes a sacrifice sacrifice in this movie. But it isn't just him. You know as I mentioned all of these average ordinary people that fly their ships through the Maelstrom to get to the planet and stand up to the emperor they were making sacrifices to none of them knew whether they would make it alive out of that. So this movie movie does have a lot of sacrifice in it. And I think that it's a A good picture of WHO. We are as Christians that when we stand against evil. We do so without knowing what God's plan for our earthly lives is in God. Does it promise a safety in in this swirled as Christians. He promises us a purpose and purpose sometimes require sacrifice and that is what it is. Yeah that's that's the purpose that were made to were made to desire were made to pursue I we. 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Growing Your Faith // Profit from Problems (Part 3)

Celebrate Community Church

34:43 min | 1 year ago

Growing Your Faith // Profit from Problems (Part 3)

"Everybody this is Keith Roy I'm the founding senior pastor of celebrate church in Sioux Falls South Dakota and this is our podcast. I JUST WANNA. Say thank you for joining us and it is my prayer that this week's message would truly encourage you enjoy. I read a story about three old duffers. who are out playing golf. I love the stories. Two of them complained the entire time. FAIRWAYS or too long hills or to high bunkers or too deep. Finally, the third man spoke up and said well. At least we're on the right side of the grass. There's a lot of truth to that, isn't there? Can I just say life is a test? Life is difficult. Can we agree with that? Life is a difficult adverse. Problematic? Trouble filled. It's what it's about. And yet here's the key how we choose to respond to it however. Will Not only speak volumes about our faith. But also in how we want to grow our faith. Adversity can be a wonderful thing. Would you agree with that? Life is a test. In fact I wanna read you what the Bible says in James Chapter One. You know that when you're under pressure, your faith is forced into the open and shows true colors, so watch what he says. Don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work? So you can become a tour and well-developed, not deficient in any way. I love those words, don't you? How many times you've heard me, say Christians are like teabags. You never know what is really in them and tell you put him in some hot water. By the way I love this story about a woman who texted her husband on a cold winter's morning. Windows frozen won't open. So her husband texted back well gently pour some lukewarm water over it, and then gently tapped the edges with a hammer. Five minutes later, wife texted back. Computer really messed up now. Now if you have your bibles on I, would invite you to go to the book, James. Well, you go to the book is James and. We're going to look at a message that I've entitled Prophet. Problems? Life is a test. There's a lot of difficulty this side of heaven. and. We're going to look at that in just a moment. But how do we profit from them? In other words in keeping with our series? How do we grow our faith? How do we grow our faith? Well before we look at James. I want to quickly. Give you three facts about problems that I think we'd all agree on and so find a place to write them down. Here's the first one they are inevitable. I've already alluded to that. The fact is if you don't have problems. You don't have a pulse. Okay. You're not livid. Because even Jesus said in this world decided heaven. You're GONNA have problems. GonNa have troubles. Folks I like to say it this way. They are the general election. The required coursework. Okay. In the classroom called life. You're not gonNA Graduate Without Him. See here's the deal you can ignore them. But. You will never escape them. They are inevitable in fact the day you're born, someone slapped you okay. I'm just telling you you'RE GONNA have problems, but they're not only inevitable. Here's the second thing I want you to write down. Their inconvenient. When you agree I. Mean anyone here plan on having a flat tire? Up and said Okay about ten today we're GonNa make sure the left rear tire blows I mean it. It always happens really at the most inopportune time, doesn't it? It's a crazy thing. It's like the guy who is writing a New York City subway for the very first time. He standing next to the door. It's cramped if you've ever been in New York City subway I, mean they get really cramped, so he's not only on the first time. He's next to the door and he has pushed up against the door and he starts to develop a case of motion sickness. y'All kind of know where this is going. Suddenly the subway stops the door that he's pressed up against opens and he loses his entire lunch. Right on a guy who standing in line to get on the subway, the doors close train moves on the guy. Standing there simply says. Why me. Would you agree that's life? Is that ever happened to you? I. Mean just like God why me. Problems there so in convenient, but the third one is the most important one. They're not only inevitable. They're not only inconvenient. They can be very instructive. When handled. Rightly. When you leverage them with a godly sense of understanding. In fact I Peter Four. Says this friends. When life really gets difficult. I love these words. Don't jump to the conclusion. That God isn't the job. I like the wording here. Instead. Be Glad that you're in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process with glory gesture around the corner. Those are great words. Now, let me clarify. So, you really understand this. I'm not saying that God is the one who causes your problems. What I am saying is that God will use them for his glory and you're good. That's what makes them highly instructive, right? But? Here's the deal. When it comes to trouble. You get to decide. Am I going to grow in them. or Am I gonNA. Drown in them. You get to choose. They can be instructive, or they can be destructive to you. You get to choose. I will say this nothing will attribute more to growing your faith. Nothing will contribute more to developing a mature faith. Then how you choose! To face the problems and troubles in your life. Nothing. Will grow it more. You can step in and step up, or you can choose to step away or is the old adage goes. You can wine or nine. Right you can feast or famine. It just all depends. You get to choose so what I WANNA do I WanNa look at James Chapter? One and I WANNA. Give you three keys to facing your problems. And then to profit from them if we're going to grow our faith. We've got to face them right. K It's the fight or flight thing if you want to have a growing mature faith. Then, you have to fight. You can't fight. With man that so you've got your Bibles James Chapter. One And I'm beginning in the second verse reading from the New Living Translation. Dear brothers and sisters. When troubles of any kind come your way. When troubles comes. You're going to have them. Notice that he doesn't say they might. It says when troubles of any kind come your way. Consider it an opportunity for great joy. I. Don't know about you. That's usually not my I thought. Okay, but we're GONNA. Explain that okay, but considered an opportunity. What does he mean by that? We'll talk about that verse. Three for you know that when your faith is tested. Your endurance has a chance to crow. So, let it grow. For when your endurance is fully developed is a key. You'll be perfect and complete needing nothing. It goes on to say. If you need wisdom then. Ask Our generous God and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking, but when you ask him. Be sure that your faith is in God alone, do not waiver. For person with divided loyalty is unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. He goes on to say such people should not expect to receive anything. From the Lord. Wow. There's some great truth there I mean those words are impregnated that you can profit from your problems got a place to right I. Want you to write the first one in here it is. You've got to rejoice. It's a choice. K.. or You could say it this way. Make the choice to rejoice. Now, what is James Talking about? He just said look at it again. My dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind when problems come your way. What is he saying? They're inevitable. They're going to be inconvenient. But consider it an opportunity. There's the instructive part. You get to choose. Consider it an opportunity for great joy. Not James isn't saying we find joy for our problems. If we go looking for okay, he's not saying that what he's saying. Is You find joy in them? Because of what God's going to do? In them and with them for your life. That's what the Bible says that Jesus. The joy set before him endured the cross. The why would Jesus have joy in going to the cross? Because he knew what that cross was going to accomplish. And when you and I have faith in Jesus when we go through struggles when we face are crosses. We, have joy because we know what God's GonNa do with them and accomplish in our lives. In that good word. It's good truth. Make the choice to rejoice. Romans five says this. We continue to shout our praise. Even when we're hemmed in with troubles. because. We know how troubles can develop passionate patients in us, and how that patients interns forges tempered steel of virtue I love words keeping US alert for whatever God will do next. And then he goes on to say an alert expectancy. Such as this will never never leave you feeling shortchanged in then a good word. He goes on to say quite the contrary. We can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit. That's a good word. You see the choice there. See The instruction of the problem. This is why Paul tells us. What in everything we can give? Thanks whatever you're going through. Give thanks. Because what is he going to say a God? WHO's four you? What could be against you? And I like to say this way. It doesn't matter what's against you. God is always for you. And so when you face. Problems consider it a joy. Because God's going to do something with them that you and I can't even begin to imagine we may not see it on the front end, but you can guarantee it on the back end. There's always a resurrection and any cross face Jesus. Is a guarantee. So choosing joy is really an attitude, isn't it? It's an attitude because we believe down deep. That God is so much bigger than anything will ever face. Is this making sense? So here's the. Although. I cannot control my circumstances that happen. To my life. I can most certainly control how I respond to them. And I will choose joy. Because I, believe in the one I trust, has it? And then a good word. Peter says this. So always be truly glad. There's a wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. What goes through your mind when you hear these words? I'll say for. I was just thinking about like our marriage. One is that I. Think are our best moments. And our best change as always come out of. Problems I mean I could think of financial problems. I can think of relational problems I can think of parenting problems, but all of those tough issues that we're in the middle of that. Don't feel real good Our Best, our best change has come out of those times and then number two I think is that the more the more those you're right in that the more those things happen. When you're in it. It's so much easier to see. What's GonNa? Come out of it rather than the moment. So. What comes to my mind is being steadfast. Sometimes you just being immovably rooted. When the storms are coming. That! The that gives you character because after the waves subside than what comes I, mean it just you have You have that staying power. Because you you. You know that got it helped. You overcome that wave that had come to try and destroy you. It's crazy. What storms? Duty Your Life. That stead facil- you're saying it's almost an I'm not trying to sound area near, but you almost get little arrogant. It's almost like every time you accomplish a storm. You're kind of like come on he. Because you just see something that great comes out of it, and you're just looking for the great more of the greatness. Does that make sense? It's almost. Go looking for adversity. But more and more, you find this incredible sense of. While what is guy going to do with this one? And, that's the evidence of that mature faith. It almost begs the question who do I have more faith in my problems with my God and you've talked about that before. This idea that you know what I'm going up against things do I truly believe that he's GonNa? Bring something good out of this. Because a lot of times in my life I haven't believed that by the way that I've acted by the way that treated the problem because I'm more focused on what's happening right now. I love the story in the Old Testament where the prophet. Is With his servant in there. In this town will the posing army comes surrounds them is the Kings as I want this guy, so the servant comes into our and wakes up more surrounded by this entire armies, all freaked out, and the man God's has no. No, there's something you don't see. Any opens his eyes and suddenly sees. The host of heaven rounded because I think one of the things that keeps me sometimes from rejoicing the way God wants to his his. I keep forgetting that God seizes. It's almost like I. Think God. Where are you what what he sees? Everything's going on. I don't need to get upset on this situation. God knows what's taking place here. He's understands he's not left me. He's there I. Just don't see it. There's always more with us always then against US always. Like when he said I will choose joy, because they believe in the one I, trust and Goes along with what you said, too. When I'm in those moments, those difficult moments and crying and just having a hard time. It's it's really hard to. To think okay, this is GonNa be good. This is going to be good. But I just need to have faith. Faith! That God loves me. You know and shoe and that's choosing joy to. Just having faith in that moment. And trying to recall. Recalls scriptures that talk about joy. You know even if I don't feel it in the moment. To have faith in his word, and that will overcome that and helped me to see. That will become good and I've seen in in my life that it really does that difference. Had some difficult times I'm. Just many days of just saying. Speaking God's word. You know even though I. Don't feel it just. Speaking at having faith and who he is. It overcomes in time his word overcomes, and and brings that joy. Then you can see yes. Yes he was doing a work. The choice to rejoice. I I agree with that. I! Is You were talking Karen. I thought of that bracelet that we've passed out because you said so. And we've talked about that before. Remember when Jesus rose from the dead. And the disciples are struggling. And did he in the member of the words he said did I not tell you? And and that's how our faith grows is when we have that assurance that we may not see the promise, but we have the promise. You know we may not see the end, but we see who's walking with us now. That's what David met when he says Die Word is a lamp unto my feet. I don't need to see the whole picture God does. And therefore I will choose joy. Because something amazing is going to come out of this. And if we don't choose it we miss the amazing. And get swallowed up in the moment. Here's the second thing. That I want you to write down that James tells us not only that we need to rejoice. It's a choice in other words. Choose Joy! We need to request to invest. Let me. Help you with that. See problems are an opportunity to grow. So when you're going through them, you understand you're not alone. Thus to learn from them and in them all depends on in who and what you run to. That's where prayer comes in. That's what James just tells us what he says. If you're lacking wisdom, you're not seeing the picture you see the problem. Go ask God. Request to invest. In other words God I'm coming to you in prayer. I know who you are I. Trust that teach me. What do you want me to learn from this? Open the door invite God in to teach. This is why David writes in Psalm Sixty to trust God all the time. Tell Him all your problems. Tell him the struggle. He knows the struggle. But? He's asking you to request. You need to say God listen. I invite you have your way. I'm not going to lean on my own understanding. By the way if you want to write something down, write this down. Never waste an opportunity to grow. Never waste and opportunity to grow. Because the fact is if you don't learn the first lap around. You're probably GONNA. Have to take the lab. It's a sad reality, but it's true, isn't it? John Maxwell has a book entitled sometimes you win sometimes you learn. Isn't that you lose? Is that you learn to great book. But. Here's the deal if you never learn. Your for sure to never win. Johnny Preschool class went on a field trip to the fire station L. of this story. The firefighter was giving a presentation held up a smoke detector and asked the class. Does anyone know what this is little? Johnny's hand shot up and said Oh. That's how me knows it suppers ready. You know we all know if you want to gain more muscle on your body, it requires. Resistance in your workout. While the same is true in growing your faith. There needs to be resistance. And so when the problem comes. You understand that that problem is actually a godly investment. And if talking stock market will take Your Life And invested in. Say God have your way. Something amazing is GonNa come out of it. So, not only do we need to choose joy. We need to say God I I'm I'm coming to you? Here's my life. Show me what I can learn how I can grow. Request to invest by the way, let me just make a little note here, and then we'll talk about it when you request to invest not only with God, but sometimes gobble use others. Just be careful who those others are! Make, sure that they're godly people. Who who they live if you will like Christ through the adverse in difficult times says it makes sense. So, let's talk about investment. Let's talk about our lives, and and what that means to actually go to God and say God okay here I am. Have Your Way with me. What does that speak to you? I was just thinking about the order that James says at first he says rejoice because that's putting our focus back on God. Because if we can't have focus God. We don't know who to request from. Because if we're focusing ourselves, we're GONNA to look in ourselves for the answer, and that's not going to help us at all, and we're going to be totally on the wrong path, so this is really cool that you're also like you're teaching us that that first we need to rejoice, and then Oh, now that we have are focused back on the the God who gives us everything and puts us on the right path. Let's request. The knowledge that we need to get through this problem or to sustain through this problem came in. Amen I mean we'd all agree. We all problems in life, right? None of our problems are going to compare to the cross. And that's what Jesus did in the garden. First thing he did father, not my will. Your will. Now he can. Invest his life in the cross. He surrendered to God's leading God's prompting now. God's going to be something amazing. We have to mirror that. When he said not not your will not my will, but your will. We have to mirror that when we talk about what we can do. Would got his purpose for us to do in our lives. That is God's plan for our life, so we're talking about God's plan. The more we talk about our plan. That's negating the purpose. And I was I was listening to what you're saying earlier and it reminded me of the song. He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. so that is his purpose. And we just have to further that purpose by listening to God and doing the things that he wants us to do to succeed. That's cool because that was one of the verses that God kept. Bring into my mind during that time broken. Is You're doing a good work and you're GONNA finish it. You mentioned the fact that resistance is a key to growth. It's interesting that it doesn't take long. All you have to do. Observe observed person to see. Do they have resistance in their life physically or not? I mean you tell pretty quickly, but even more so when you get around people and you hear from their heart and wisdom. You know they've been through some things. They've they've had some stuff in their life and they've gotten through it. Okay? Those the ones I would request from. I WANNA five struggle my marriage. I don't want to request for somebody. To? The marriage at work I. Want request from some. They got through it. So it's always finding somebody who's been through an issue any issue I ever have some. He's already been through it. How did you get through it? What can I learn from you? Those are those are the people you want to search out for. I think the story of the old grey haired man in the young kid. And Young Kid said. You know what's the goal in life and the old man says to be wise. You don't make mistakes. And the young kid says well. How do you do that and he says by making mistakes. What. He's saying is that wisdom comes, nor the way those people that are. Carey and share wisdom have gone through some of the most adverse things. And they learn so much in in why we gather around them. Were an off those stories and the things they share. We're just like wow. That's what James says, and he says in here the. That perseverance is developed. Comes through time. Through our experiences. Is, the reason I love the word because there's so many of those people in the word that have gone through what I'm going through. Some form here's number three. We need to rest in the test. So. We begin by choosing joy because we know that God is going to do something we trust God right. And because we trust God, we say all right God. I'm going to request of you. You invest in me because I. Know that you're going to do something amazing. God wants to mature faith well, because of all that now we can rest in that. When we're going through adversity, relax. Rest in it. In two men were on a small plane over an ocean and the plane goes down. They found themselves in a small deserted island, and one of them became frantic, saying that no one would ever ever find us. We're GONNA die here. The other was so incredibly calm and said relax I'm incredibly wealthy and I tied to my church. My pastor will find me. And I just want you know yes, I will But the fact of the matter is. because. We're children of God you ready for this. He will find you. But even gets better than that. He never left you. The Bible says be not discouraged. Be Not afraid when you go through those times. Why I am the Lord your God, I will not fail you and I will not forsake you. Rest in it God, has it? That's why we can relax. James Rights. When you ask, believe and do not doubt. What's he saying? Rest. Are. In fact isn't that what Jesus said in Matthew coming to me all you that are heavy Laden and burden. You're going through problems. You're having troubles. And you will find. Rest? You'll find rest. Folks listen this. The greatness of God will always bring about his goodness to you. The greatness of God will always bring about his goodness to you. You. Know in James One verse twelve, it says blessed is the man who perseveres under trial. When he has stood the test. He will receive the crown of life. That God has promised to those. Who Love Him. If I could rephrase that I would say this when he has stood the test. He will be able to rest. But while you're in the test you can. Because look at the promise. He's GonNa give the crowd of life. We love him and he loves us. You know is an old story. It says one stormy night a boat could not make headway. The captain was struggling to get the boat into port. A nervous passenger looked at the captain and says. Do you think we will get in? Okay. Captain replied. You know this is a leaky old boat, so we may go down. And the boilers well, they're not in very good condition, so we may burn up. But whatever happens? We will go on. I like that I like those words. There's an old song by CW Naylor and Andrew buyers. It goes like this. I mean to go on until the crown is one. I mean to fight the fight. A faith to life on earth is done. I'll never more turn back defeat. I shall not know for God will give me victory if anward I show. Should opposition comes. Should foes obstruct my way? Should persecutions fires be lit as they were in the ancient day? Jesus by my side, his peace within my soul. No matter if the battles hot. I mean to win the goal. What's going through your mind? Fight the good fight. Adage and I think that just sums it up I. Mean we just have to keep persevering and? Through that resistance we will grow. Anybody who's been an athlete understand that if you work out, that's the stress part that's good, but the next part is really the muscles grove, and that's in the rest time the recovery time they don't grow during the workout. They grow during the rest time, and what's important? The rest time is nutrition you're taking in. Because, if you don't take nutrition, you know this because you were division two athlete if you don't take in good nutrition during the rest. Then the the the. The stress won't do any good at all. That's we're spending time with the people reading. Cats who are WHA RESI. That's where the muscles gonNA come. Thank you said. You said early. US The question grow. or Drown? I, think if you look at. If you truly want to grow, and you want to persevere, you have to look. You have to look for the next problem. You have to look ahead to the next opportunity that you have because life is. 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The Rise of Skywalker AYJW100

"A combination of decades star wars rises skywalker encompasses themes of redemption identity and sacrifice are hugest watching episode one hundred rise of Skywalker. Welcome to the PODCAST. That shares critical thinking through the entertained Christian I e Franklin. I'm Tim Berne. And it's that time we actually reached episode one hundred. Confetti as I said at the end of our last episode we actually have more than one hundred episodes because we had some episodes at the beginning. That were numbered on a different numbering scale and so. I think we're actually around the hundred thirteen. Maybe I have to look at our actual count but but yeah it. This is kind of a nice little of course if we were if we came out more often than monthly we would have hit one hundred really longtime ago but what it. It is a milestone in the purest figurative sense that we can come up with yes. It's a very cool milestone before where we get into our discussion on the movie. I do want to just bring up a couple of news items in addition to this being. You Know Whoopi episode. One hundred we are currently currently as members of the Chris podcast community. There is a really cool contest going on right now. We'll have the lake to our show notes as well as we will be probably posting about it on our facebook page as well but you just want to check out the link. It's a link that it'll take you to a contest page and it gives you list of all the things that you can do in order to enter the contest and the really cool thing about it is that there's this giveaway and there's one person going to get the giveaway and so you get injured every time you do one of the things on the list and it's things like subscribe to other podcasts. That are members of CPC liking pages does Becoming members of groups. There's all kinds of things in there that you can do. One person is going to win a theology giveaway and as a library containing -taining books and DVD's from various authors. And it's going to it's the value of it is currently just topping thousand dollars so it is going to be quite the giveaway away. It'd be a very big bucks for one person so highly encourage you to check it out and participate. It'll it'll be a fantastic giveaway for somebody. The other thing that I want to mention in regards to the Kirsten podcast committee is that several of the podcasters that are members of the community have been getting together together once a month to do what we call the theology throwdown and we have recorded three of them and they are being posted all at once right in the the middle of January so by the time this episode gets to your ears they should be available and the really cool thing about it is the episode three which we just just recorded last week for me. The whole topic was based on Tim. Nice discussion on the movie. Harriet back in November. Ever so if you listen to our episode on Harriet where we talked about Harry having visions from God and how God speaks to us that that was the topic of our theology throwdown episode three. So love for you guys to check out that discussion because I got schooled a little bit so we had some some really terrific guys. Justin Peters was part of the discussion. And he's kind of known as the leading event local call expert on the word of faith movement and so it was really really very cool to have him there joining us and talking about that encourage everybody to look the episode and listen to it now. Rise of skywalker. We're GONNA talk about it at least briefly without trying to give away any spoilers oilers but I really hope we've delayed. We've delayed recording this podcast for a couple of weeks because we wanted to make sure well number one. There's Christmas and New Year's and all that that stuff but number two we wanted to make sure as many people as possible have had a chance to see the movie before we talk about it because we want to make sure they can participate in when our discussion without having to worry about spoilers. I suspect that the vendor gram of people who have not seen rise I of Skywalker and people who want to see rise of skywalker has a very very small section of intersection he he. Yeah people who couldn't care less than that is definitely people are on the side. Yeah well there's a lot of people people that are. I think we're very skeptical of going to see rises skywalker because the last the last Jedi. That's right the the one before that episode episode eight. That one was not so good. It was kind of a massive disappointment and so a lot of people were just kind kind of like done with star wars after that and so. I think that there were a lot of people who are very skeptical about Rice's skywalker. And so my first impression Russian spoiler free impression was thank you thank you. Thank you J.J. Abrams because this movie had the potential of being truly awful. And it's unfortunate that it's not as good as it could be because of the two movies that preceded it but it was as good as it could have been the two movies preceded it so I don't know whether that's damning with faint praise but I am very grateful that j.j Abrahams managed to pull everything together and give this entire thing a decent ending. He really did yes I wouldn't i. It came out of this movie thinking boy. I wish they had done this movie in two movies because there were so many things that had to be wrapped up so many characters and everything. He couldn't get to everything by Abraham's did a really good job touching lightly on all the most important things in my mind he really manage the time of the movie well and got pretty much. Everyone there do. I mean you're always gonNA have complainers right right. This movie does a lot of tying into all of the movies that came before it and wrapping up loose ends answering questions but one of the things I think that really tied all of it together was was the music because John Williams you know he. He was known for his original Star Wars Soundtrack. Each movie had its own own theme. But you got to hear pieces of those themes throughout all rise skywalker. Yeah I did notice you heard a new hope in there. You heard Empire Empire strikes back in there. You heard returned the jet. I you heard Phantom menace you they there were pieces of every movie in this movie and so it. The music really came together and tied the whole saga together. And that that really helped I mean just even sitting in the credits at the end. I'm like I hear this movie. I hear this so it was just really terrific to have that tie in as well and so just because it's John Williams and there's enough said really when it comes to soundtracks he's most of the great soundtracks have been written by John John Williams. Yeah Yeah it's the line I had in my viewing notes. Was this music uses John Williams Star Wars. Yeah so let's play away just a little bit of it and just allow ourselves to go down memory lane just a few seconds. Yeah I would say that is accessible right. Yeah it's and you you know the way that they put all the different themes and they're all the way back from new hope on up was very similar to how they fit in so many of the other traditions that they have established are all the star wars movies. And you notice it you see it or you hear it as you're watching the movie and you go. Oh I know what that's from And that was sort of like the that was part of what made this movie. Good was there there are of course A number of things that have that have to happen in every star wars movie. Somebody always loses a limb an arm or a appendages. Sometime and the very opening scene it opens on Kylo Ren and and into the last sabre swing he does he cuts off an arm and it. It is essentially the same length of arm. The cutoff in a new hope in the CANTINA. Well so it's it's a whole bunch of little stuff and some of it's a little little force but we can talk about that later but Their stuff that happens in every star wars movie and and they made an effort to put that stuff in here for the fans and they made I I feel like they made an effort to not make it obvious where I appreciate look for it. Yeah Ah 'cause you feel better when you're like when you're the first person I noticed it's like ready player. One in ready player one. There was just so much that not everybody could see it. But you couldn't see it for the six billion other characters on the screen right here you have to be really paying attention. Yeah there yeah. There was a lot of stuff in there and there was a lot of blunders fixed. I would say it's trying to to take as I said earlier. The the movies that preceded this we're not great and you know a lot of people are still saying that Disney really flubbed up. They really messed up the continually of the story Ori and it was really fascinating because I was talking to several people a lot of my friends at work that were interested in Star Wars. They came into the Star Wars trilogy with Phantom menace with the episodes one two three us and and so those were the movies that they liked and when and when you talk to them you know what are your favorite movies. A lot of them would say you know that one of those three were their favorite and yeah and that kind it gets a gag reflex for me because I didn't like any of one two or three they all. I Phantom menace. Ruined it for me and then the two that followed were kind of like I. I watched him because I felt like I needed to keep the story going but I was completely uninterested. Couldn't care less and I'm still kind of an original star wars girl I like four or five and six. And that's that's what I was raised on. Those were the ones that I really loved. But there's something there's like almost like three generations nations. I mean like like you said this movie. Compasses decades of time. You know for over forty years. It's it's just one one of those things that you know there. We've got at least two possibly three generations. They each have a different part of Star Wars. Sit there holding onto and the this. This last trilogy is a whole new generation's introduction to star wars and so they're all going to latch Chanda something different about it and and I think that this movie fixed what was wrong with the preceding two movies especially last jet. I think you could actually probably get away with watching this movie and knots and skipping last year I I if you didn't bother to see last Jedi because it got so many bad reviews you could probably skip get over it and it wouldn't hurt too much. I you know I actually. I thought last year I was okay. it's. I'm a lot more forgiving of of the previous movies. Even Phantom menace which I thought was really bad. Yeah because for me it's a lot more about the the story that they're telling and and continuity doesn't make as big a difference unless it's a glaring thing wasn't it was in last yet. I were Laya rescues herself south from being out in space. Yeah being out in space and that for me was a big glaring glaring thing like be over the head head with a casual leering hole and but they they address set in this movie too. Yeah I think they he J.J. Abrams tried to answer Sir a lot of those questions and fix a lot of those. What I consider boo boos and I think he did have a decent job with it and so I think all in all this movie does a very good job of wrapping up all of those things that you would consider to be problems or story issues and and at least putting a not in? Yeah I don't know about whether it's a pretty bow or not. But at least he nodded up the loose ends dangling anymore. Yeah Yeah I feel like the movie could have been might not much better Because that would take integrate. But I feel like the movie could benefit if he hadn't had to go back in. Explain away the previous mistakes. Yes That time could have been spent better spent on On actual story elements but at the same time. I appreciate that he did win. And Patch those holes. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah that was. That was a good deal A good thing for the overall movie and it was a long movie so you know he did as much as he could in as as much time as he was given. I understand talking to some of my fellow star wars fans who have really been following the making of this movie. The there are a lot of things that got got cut so there might be a extended director's cut out here you know after it reaches DVD. That might pull some of that stuff stuff back in because it sounds like he intended there to be a lot grander scenes of things p appearances and stuff like that. They ended up getting cut cut from the final edition of the movie and it was over two hours so two hours twenty two minutes. Yeah and by the timing. Finish watching your thirty to forty minutes worth of previews and commercials. It was very Commercials don't started if you have not yet seen it and you don't want forty two years of Spoilers then I would recommend stopping now and going out and catching catching. The theaters are pretty empty for the for the movie. Now so go watch it and come back in and pick up the podcast where he left off. Because now let's Talk Spoilers Fijian's Chapter Four Verse Twenty Five therefore laying sod falsehood speech through each one of his neighbor for we are members of one. Another four is namesake for so everybody. I'm Jamal Danny the host of the prescribed truth podcast. Why seek to distribute the truth that the doctor prescribes to the Church and the world today the Lord Graciously brought me out of a Co in two thousand ten? Save me two thousand thirteen. In two thousand seventeen prescribed truth began. 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Yeah so it you know we've got three generations nations in the movies themselves and it in it We're probably coming on the third generation watching the movies so true virtue. It's a kind of a cool thing to have a series of movies that you know when George Lucas envisioned star wars. He really had no clue what episodes one through three three would be. and He. I think he really envisioned six being the end. So you know to tack on another three movies. He's after what he considered to be the end of the story. I think they did a decent job. Yeah this isn't like the the Marvel Cinematic Universe universe because when when iron man one hit the theaters there was already a an emcee Bible that laid out everything all the way up to and including IT and game. At least all his salient parts. There was no search for Star Wars. Lucas had an the idea of where he was going. But it was just for those three movies. Yes yes. He didn't see it turning into a nine part story with spinoffs and and TV shows. And what have you. And we've got so much going on in the Star Wars Universe. Now that it's really hard to keep all the storylines straight straight and I think to be honest that you know there's going to be gaping holes because this is a made up. Universe made up characters made up back story Ian Made Up Bunny trails and all the other things and so they're going to clash. There's book been books written. That probably don't fit in anymore Uh No there. There was a series of books that was supposed to explain what happened to the children of Lucan Leia and Han Solo and all of them. There's been multiple books that were written about that no longer fit because of these three movies that were made. And you just never know how that's GonNa fit together other CIS. These movies must up some of the story line and which meant that Abrahams had to come along and fix it but I think that he did a very good job of giving us a satisfying conclusion. Because having I think the redemption of Kylo Ren or been Solo. Whichever name you want to buy was probably I think the best part of the movie because we already knew that Ray was good and that ray was going to be the hero? Oh wait a minute wait a minute. I wasn't so sure of that. I actually came in to rise of skywalker wondering during whether or not she was going to be turned. Yeah well I mean. I definitely had a precedent for that with the first trip. I mean the trilogy's always GonNa Confused. The first trilogy is wants to and three. The original trilogy is four five and six just so if I say the first trilogy I mean one two and three so in in the first trilogy that is you know where we see. The rise of failure at the fall of what could've been a very good Jedi Anikin. So there is precedent for somebody. Who's being trained as Djeddai to be turned to the bad side? But I don't I don't know that that would have worked for the conclusion of the entire story. Thread would have been tough. You don't want the dark side to win. And so I. I think it was very cool. That in the end you know Ben and raced at side by side against evil and I think that that was Spoiler obviously officer. We're in the spoiler section. That's that's how it turns out in the end. I really appreciate it that I think one of my favorite lines in the movie was when Ray told Kylo that she did want to take his hand. But she wanted to take Ben's hand and not Kylo hand and so it was kind of that at that instant. Oh she wants me to be the the person that I was meant to be not the person that I am and so that was a a really cool line. Yeah one of our listeners. I I kind of put it out on our facebook group to for people to contribute contributed if they like and one of the things he mentioned was the contrived mcmuffins in in the story and so I had had to look that up. Because I wasn't exactly sure what by that but once I looked it up I realized what he met. And this is something that it was almost like a misdirection action in the movie because there were so many things that the quest that they were going to go after and find something and it turned out ought to be something they actually needed and so just to where they wanted to go without the map anyway. Yeah so there was a lot of that In this movie because the first thing that they went after that they thought they needed to have was the way to find where the emperor was this hidden planet and and so about half the movie is Ray and and company going looking for this one thing that they need. And that's really about half the movie and then I ended up not needing. Yeah it was. It was destroyed. The only one was destroyed and then Kylo Ren took her there anyway. Yeah well he had in his. He didn't take her there but he had it in his ship and she used his ship to escape from him really and so she didn't realize that she actually. Oh that's right. It was really the weirdest thing is that she grabs his ship to fly away and and then she goes back to the planet that she found Lucon and then she burns Kyla ship. Because she's like I'm not not gonNA participate anymore I'm done. She didn't and even look to see whether he had this little locator device thing in his ship and then it turns out that it hadn't been destroyed when she burned the ship so it was just like a lot of just just sudden. Oh it but she didn't actually destroy it so now she has the way. Guess what Luke just happens to have his ex ex swing swing. Yeah Yeah Yeah so there was a lot of just you know quick saving mechanisms in this movie that that made everything work but yeah yeah that was probably the biggest mcmuffin would that be a dais dais X. winger that's great but in all of this story line the one I guess spiritual tie in I can see in. This is kind of like the idea of what the Bible is to us as Christians because we have the entire story in our hands hands from the beginning of E. Genesis and create when God created the world all the way to the consummation in revelation. We have the we have the whole story story. It's all there. We don't have to worry about anything. Changing the story. Line or In story problems because God gave it to us. It's all up front and so we it's not like we're we are Abraham or Nehemiah or even One of the apostles where we're living being in the middle of the story and we don't know how it's going to end we. We are blessed as Christians to have the entire culmination the story. There is high oiler assertion of our Christianity. Yeah exactly we have it all laid out for us and you know it being January. I'm trying again once again to read the Bible in a year and it's been a couple years now that I have a actually managed to read through the Bible I haven't I haven't been able to manage to read through the Bible in the last couple of years but some years prior to that I had kept it up for like five or straight where I read through the Bible every year and I'M GONNA attempt it again this year because I really think that we don't get a good understanding of God's revelation to us if we're only picking through through the Bible and not getting the whole picture and I the the first few years that I did it. I tried to differ plan every year so I did like the just read straight through the Bible plan and like the way it's a symbol the Canon and then chronological one then. Yeah the following following year. I did a chronological One of the ones I did was where you did no testament New Testament together So you did like a little in the old husband. I spent a little New Testament every day and the one. I'm starting this year and it's really cool. It starts in the New Testament so each day you read a Ah something from the New Testament and then you go back to the beginning and you read You're reading kind of chronologically through the Old Testament. And so I you start in Genesis and then you also read a Saumur proverbs. So you're in the New Testament you're in the Old Testament and you're in the psalms in the proverbs every we day and I'm really enjoying it and you know obviously were recording this on the twelfth so on Day twelve of that reading plan. I'm really enjoying it because once the I have on a marine through the Bible is to get bogged down in some of the harder portions the Old Testament and the new testaments fairly easy to read but the Old Testament there are parts of it. That are really hard to read. And so I'm hoping that this having you know three things every day to read will keep me from getting bogged down and and and keep it alive and fresh for me but I really do encourage us as Christians and I'm pointing as many fingers myself here as I am everybody else that do make make the attempt to read through the Bible. Even if you don't do it in a year maybe over two years or something like that. It's actually a couple of good two year guides out there that you can use right. God has given us the whole story and we should be taking advantage of that. You know that not just picking and choosing parts of the Bible but reading his full cool and inspirational word To you know to us this is God's love letter to us and we should be taking part in all of it not just portions of it so you know now that we can talk about spoilers. I did sort of feel like they. You remember how a huge portion of the original trilogy episodes for five and six were built around the prophecy of Luke skywalker bringing balance to the force I certainly felt like it put that was very fantasy. esque storyline storyline. The fantasy epics had a prophecy that they were built around. And and you know you will join the child who would fulfill the prophecy and follow child through the fulfilment. I felt like that prophecy. By the end of rise of skywalker. Her was the wind had been taken out of its sales. Luke brought balance to the force by killing the emperor it turns out he didn't well. That's what I heard. Somebody made the comment that the Force Awakens Pretty much nullified. Everything that happened happened in episodes four through six and I get their point because like I said earlier George. Lucas intended six to be the end return to the jet. I was the end and when when you go into the next generation that basically undid everything the rebel alliance fought for though. You know the overthrow of the order you know in the empire and all of that stuff. That was what they fought for and then the next generation just basically soclean undid every all of their sacrifices all the things that you know that they work so hard to do and I think question asked in in this episode to. I can't remember whether it was Landau or Laya. But somebody asked him you know how did you do it. You know just the just with so few people how did you you go up against an entire empire and it's like they undid all of that everything that they had done. They undid in the trilogy trilogy and and it was sad and I could see why so. Many people were upset by what happened in the force awakens. Because all of what made the the original trilogy so impactful was the sacrifices in the you know the the few against the mini and the beleaguered rebels against a very organized empire that was hard to fight and and they won at great cost and and then there are win was just basically overthrown years later and yet sorta reminds me of that in space balls Yogurt talks about the sequel. Space Ball space balls to the search for more money. Yeah exactly that's his knee. Did God yes yes. But it's so sad I mean it could've at least come up with a new villain or or a new thing for them. The fight instead of completely undoing. Everything that was done originally. Yeah it's like. Let's just reek. Redo Star Wars again like it never for happened. You know honestly when when they started force awakens. I thought they were going to go with the there's recurring trope and in storytelling of Cyclical history you know That which head that. which happens has already happened in will again happen? I think and I thought that they were going to be pushing that storyline and that this was going to be breaking that cycle but they never really they never really sunk their teeth deep into it they they never denied it either. Yeah I never sunk their teeth into it and and Determined one way or another if that's what they were going for. Yeah this the sad part but at least they gave it another you know glorious ending where they triumphed over the emperor but wait. is He really dead because how many times have we killed him now yet. The whole look thing him being created by palpitation. I think was one of things that I had difficulty with. Ask One yeah well. I think the purchase became a plot. What device it was kind of like instead of Deus ex machi now? We had to have a a satanist Satan type character who can't seem to kill and keeps rising as head again and behind the scenes. Well I guess the thing is is like I said they undid everything that the original trilogy did Ed and he was the villain in the first trilogy and he got killed off at the end of the original trilogy wait. We needed three more movies. So let's bring hanging back you know and I don't know I agree with that critique of this trilogy that it undid the original at but I think that this this final movie at least recaptured some of what I loved about the original star wars and so can sort of forgive it in the end and sort of you had mentioned Kylo Ren and his alter ego edsall him. This movie actually has a little bit of a identity. I don't know how crisis isn't the word. Not The movie the characters but both Rin and ray both have to kind of figure out who they are in this movie and Dan something we knew we knew it was a journey that ray had to complete because the big question from force awakens. That was not answered in the last night was who is Ray. Everybody was wanting to know who she was and there was a lot of theories after the after the end of force awakens. I remember reading one was that she was rinse twin twin sister which they kind of seem to make you think that that was going. You know there's this whole the the way that they almost seem to be able to to communicate across across distances and seem to really be bonded in some way it almost made sense that they were twins and there was other books written That had to do with the conclusion of Star Wars that did say that there were twins and so I think that that was that may have been playing off of that expectation that there would be twins but they aren't twins and ray was revealed to be the granddaughter of Palestine and so Paul Patine obviously was very strong in the force just like the Skywalker family because he was basically stronger than everybody so it would make sense that the force would be a strong in his his line and I could see where some of the people are are like well. Suddenly there's a granddaughter. We never even were mentioned that he had a family. But but I don't know that that that's a would he's turn off the balcony and at the end of return the return of the Jedi that you have no no indication that he even has a romantic interest wherever had one but I mean he was an old man then so you know he could have had multiple families that we could be. Yeah so I. I don't know that that was a huge problem for me. That he might have had a family. He was a a leader of a empire and usually the first year that leaders if empires do is create a dynasty so it's not unheard of. I think the only problem. Ah that it represented for me and it's a minor one to be sure And I actually mentioned in our knives out. Discussion is when the filmmakers spring. The solution on new using information that the viewer could not possibly have had right. And that's sort of what they did here. Yeah you know ray becomes palpitations granddaughter. And there's absolutely no way either had no information yet no information given to even hint at it which I thought I always think it's sort of a cheap. Yeah Yeah it did feel a little bit like a cheat but I think it it worked out okay. But at the end I agree with a lot of people had problems with that. It was not an impossible thing for the PAO Patine to have had children and it would have made sense that the children would have been as estranged from him because of his power hungriness. I mean usually when you have an have an emperor emperor who is unwilling to give up his throne that usually means that if he has had children they're probably fear for their lives because you know they become rivals for his throne. They feel worried about it and so they hide themselves or whatever. So you know raise. backstory is not impossible but I can see why people were upset. What about it because like you said there was no hint to it? It was just kind of like thrown at us at the last minute. Oh and by the way she's putting. Yeah but what that does mean. Is that Kylo. Ren is the Skywalker and having him be the bad guy up until now gave him room for a redemption. which I think was handled? Well which I think you may not necessarily agree with so we could discuss that briefly. Fear her his redemption comes in the form of his memory of his killing of his father. Hans Solo in the Force Awakens and and it was number one way to get Harrison Ford back in the movie since we told him off in the in the first movie you know. How are we going getting back ackhouse? He didn't make an appearance. I think it was explained. Well because I think what causes that. Memory is Leah and one. I was actually excited about it because when I got home believe it or not After I saw my first showing of rises skywalker Walker I was came home. It was an afternoon showing I was still in the star wars mood and so I went back and watched the force awakens again right after seeing the rise of Skywalker and that scene where Han Solo appears to him is is almost identical to the actual scene where he is is in a force awakens and so it really was a memory right up to the point where Kylo says been says at this point that he knows what he needs to do and he just wasn't sure whether he had the strength to do it and even the lines were they the same Okay I didn't catch that. It see my my issue with it. I I came through that CNN. I was like okay the that that was strictly fan service to put money in the bank Even though probably cost more money but regardless I didn't I felt I I felt like it was forced but only because this is a a universe where they have established force ghosts And when they had when the camera turns and Hans Lois standing there I feel like it was sort of stepping on the toes of the whole hole force ghost idea and was justice served as a mechanism to bring Harrison Ford back back for one last shot as Hansel no. I don't think that's what it was for one thing. He didn't look like a force ghost. And the definitely and and the the point of it I think was if you remember right at the same time that lay had they actually said in the in the thing which Leeann knows what needs to be done. She knows that it but to reach her son. We'll take all the strength. She has left and in reaching out to been. She had had not really died. What she had done was kind of what Luke had done at the end of the last Jedi where he threw himself in through the force into to a different in a projection and instead of projecting herself she got inside bins head and projected his memory of his father? And so I I think that and she stays with him because you notice that she doesn't you know go go into the force. I guess is what you would consider until at the end when when Ben dies rank goes into the force. And that's when she because I think that she had actually she had actually really reached into Ben at that point and she stayed with him until the end and because of that. I think that that that memory was her way of reaching been at the moment of vulnerability and so I think that that was I was really enthused by it because the word go back when you go back and when you watch the force awakens that whole scene is Han. Thinks that he's reaching Ben but Kyle's just playing with him and so that that line where he says. I know what I need to do now but I don't know whether I have the strength to do it is is Kylo playing playing with with hand you know he's like I'm going to kill you and I'm just going to make you think that I'm struggling about it. But in this time he he says the exact same words. I know what I need to do but I don't know if I have the strength to do it. This time. He actually means it and then he throws his lightsaber lightsaber away. And so I think that instead of killing Han he's actually giving up the dark side. He's actually turning his back on on Kylo and becoming been and so I I just was enthused by. I thought it was a really great return for his character. That's I do appreciate that. They that they redeemed him. I felt like they needed to. Although he his character had a whole bunch of you know pendulum swing darks lakeside. To delay side a which were a little frustrating. Well the thing that bugged asked me about his dark side thing was that you know this whole shrine that he'd made to Darth vader and it always seemed like Darth vader was talking to him but the the problem was is that Anikin was redeemed. I mean that was the whole point of what Luke did with with his father. At the end of return of the Jedi was the Anakan it can showed up as a force ghost at the end he was redeemed. Well of course the emperor does say that he was the all the voices. Kyle's head so right I guess in a way that was answered answered too. Because you know he wasn't. He wasn't really enshrining. DARTH vader. DARTH vader wasn't there to be enshrined. But yeah that question was answered now the spiritual tie in. It's really fascinating because you know getting ready to record for this. I was already kind of thinking thinking about you. Know the identity that spoken of here in Star Wars rises skywalker and my pastor. This morning. He is just started a series. On first I peter in he he spent last Sunday on first. Peter Chapter one verse one and he didn't even get through the entire verse so the Sunday he finished verse one and he got into verse. Two and the title of his sermon was rock. Solid identity eighty. And he was talking about if you go in and you look in First Peter. It's it's really just the introduction of the letter in you're like how did he how how come it took him you. You know to Sunday's to talk about have half the verses city names. Well what was interesting about his sermon. Today was that he was talking about that. This letter is while it says it's the exiles the Persian It's actually to all Christians Insp. Peter was writing to all of the the Christians that existed at the time that he wrote the letter the they were dispersed in and uh spread out and he was writing a letter to them so in a way. This letter is to all of us and so he was talking about. The identity comes from mm our position as Christian so that the the beginning of the second verse says that Were according to the fore knowledge of God the father and the sanctification of the spirit for obedience to Christ. She's Christ and for the sprinkling with his blood. So this is who we are as Christians that we are sanctified by the spirit we live in obedience to Jesus Christ iced and that we are the culmination of the sacrifice. So that's what the sprinkling with his blood because in the old testament every time a sacrifice was completed. It was it it was like made real by the sprinkling of the blood. So it's like when when the priests were originally ordained they sacrifice the animals and then they were sprinkled with the blood as the the final step of the sacrifice. And so that's who we are. That's our identity in Christ and one of the points he made was that it says that they are exiles. Silence they. They're they're people who are scattered into a foreign land or they're not part of of You know the the communities that they're in they live as exiles in a foreign land. This was one of the main points of a sermon is the as Christians when we become Christians. We become exiles because we are no longer for citizens of this world we are citizens of the Kingdom and so that makes us exiles living. You know we're not living in the kingdom yet but we are exiles piles living of the kingdom living in the world and I just had never heard it described that way before and I thought that was really cool. Yeah that that our identity the in Christ as makes us exiles and It was just a really interesting point and it just coming hinging in on. Who are we in in what? What is our identity and ray was struggling with that through this entire while trilogy really and and not knowing who she was but but as Christians we have a rock solid identity in Christ and it's not something that we that is hinged on our family Like Ray had a really horrible family. You know her. Her parents sounded like they were pretty. Cool I mean. They risk their lives for her but she had a grandfather that I'm sure she didn't want a to acknowledge it. It doesn't matter who are family is. It doesn't matter what we've done with our lives. It doesn't matter where we live. It doesn't matter. Are you north necessity or culture or any of that because when we become Christians. We have that rock-solid identity in Christ and and that is such a massive blessing that you know the our our family lying doesn't matter once part of the body of Christ and if if we don't have that identity in Christ and we don't really have an identity at all when you mentioned this earlier to me James Chapter One versus twenty two or twenty five came to mind But be doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves because if anyone is a here of the word and not a doer. He's like someone who someone looking at his own face in the mirror for he looks at himself goes away and immediately forgets. What kind of person he was but one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseverance in it and is not a forgetful hearer? But a doer. WHO works works? This person will be blessed in what he does. So if you don't have the anchor of the word that the if if you are not who you are in Christ alone then your drift you step away from the mirror you forget who you are. Yeah and when he forget who you are like that. The Bible has all kinds of verses that talk about how easy it is for us to. He deceived by our own hearts. Yeah and I think that that's represented in both ray and Kylo because you know Ray is struggling going to be the correct person and Kylo or Ben is is trying to be. I think I think his identity crisis was very deep all the way through and so. That's what makes his redemption. So so cool is that he was willing going to kill his own father. To put put away that part of him but yet he's able to reclaim it and I think that I don't know As just a I think there's some nice pictures of identity in this movie now moving along because actually have a lot to discuss awesome. We're already getting going long on time. But I do want to touch briefly on one of the most repeated lines in this movie this was like the Po storyline. Yeah Yeah it's like they win by making you think you're alone and that this was you know the the theme throughout the movie was that if you're alone you can't win alone and that's how they win is by making the the you know the new the the new order or the final order the bad guys in the movie are referred to them. They were pacifists. They and but and this kind of goes back to our previous identity. Something I wanted to your previous theme on identity. Something I wanted to mention was fenn's character meets more characters like him. They're they're basically People who kids who are stolen from and they make a point of saying this that a lot of these planets have had children stolen from them just completely took all the kids and raise the record. That's one of the not quite ret cons but one of the explanations that I really appreciated hidden. Yeah that they turned all of these kids into a storm troopers and they're they're raised to do nothing else but be stormtroopers. And some of them have rebelled like like fen has and and changed sides or just not even just not abandoned their posts deserters I and they don't even know who they were because they were stolen his kids. They don't know what their names are. They don't know anything they're just. Id numbers and and when you realize that the enemy is made up of a lot of this you know people who really don't know why they are who they are and why why. They're doing the job that they've been told to do. It makes more sense that there would be more people on the other side. But they're so frightened and there so so I guess beaten down that they don't they're afraid to stand up and and you see that repeated over and over again in this movie it's really psychological warfare yeah And and it's a method of controlling the populace. It's very reminiscent derise of if nationalism and the Third Reich and in nineteen twenties and Nineteen Thirty S. They stole the children. Yeah Yeah that's they turned at the children against the parents wasn't uncommon for children to turn their own families in. Yeah it just by indoctrinating terminating them like like they show in this movie and you know clearly. There is a There's a parallel drawn between the empire. Her and The the Fairley and Nazi Germany. I mean that's intentional. While it was visual in the movies I mean I mean it looked like Nazi Germany. The sad thing that I you know it kind of bugs me is that it doesn't have to happen. In the form love you know white and black and and salute sin and turning people into soldiers it can happen in our education system. I think that's that's part of the division. We're seeing in our country today and I don't WanNa get waxed to political but I I think you see our younger generation that they they get indoctrinated to believe a certain thing and they may not be stealing them from our homes but they are stealing them from our our worldviews our world or try. Yeah Yeah Yeah and and unfortunately I'm seeing more and more even kids that I thought were raised right good families. Once they get off on their own they completely spurn everything. They you were raised in and I don't know what the solution is. I don't know that I can you know. But that's what we're seeing and sometimes it makes us feel so alone that we're losing the next generation and what's going to happen you know but yeah that that's a major theme in this movie and and it's also the major theme of the victory at the end of this because they keep reminding themselves we're not alone. Were not allowed. We don't have the numbers to face the empire but we're not alone we just gotTa let other people know. This is the last chance we have to fight the emperor. So you know it's now or never and we're GONNA a stand and we hope everybody comes and joins US and stands to so one of the best lines in the movie is when you know the the rebellion interest there. Few ships show up to fight the BASSETT fleet massively of the final order. And and then they. They think that they're that they're losing that it's the end and then suddenly they're all. These ships led by the Millennium Falcon. That just almost innumerable as this. That one was impressive. Yeah really impressive. And what's the endgame seems. Yeah that was the end game scene and and it was like doc. That's not a navy sir. It's just people. And it's like praise the Lord just people ordinary people that I have decided to stand up against tyranny. And take a stand even if it is a sacrificial stand and that was beautiful. I think that was one of the best scenes is in the movie and But we have that kind of victory in Christ in. It's not as I don't know it's not as big and beautiful because Christ tells us. Is that the the path that we're on. His Christians is the the narrow path it's not the popular path. And so we're always gonNA feel it'll outnumbered but I think that this was a good analogy for like the body of Christ because we all even though we Standards Standards few. We do stand as a strong body that we all have a position in the body of Christ and we also are encouraged as Christians to know that we are never alone because even if we stand by ourselves we still have the Holy Spirit. Yeah we make each other stronger in Christ right. I 's Onians five eleven says therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing it. It's important that we work work amongst brothers and sisters to to build each other up and hold each other accountable right and then we can rely on God. He's he's always going to be there for us. in Psalm. Seventy three twenty three through twenty four. It says yet I am always with you. You hold my right hand. You Guide me with your counsel and afterward word you will take me up. Glory that Psalms is full of it of course. Psalms twenty three is one that we all rely on in times of darkness. US In our lives is even though I go through the Darkest Valley I fear. No danger for your with your on your staff. They comfort me just beautiful pictures of how God it is with us and we're never really alone. We're never really alone ever even if we get thrown in prison and were in solitary confinement. We're not allowed. Yeah which I bet is a lot of what Some of these folks in China are feeling now. Yeah Yeah. The major pastor was sentenced to I think I think it was seven years in prison in China For for preaching to an non-regulated Church and they either last week Geico or last week. They did or next week. They're supposed to enact a law that outlaws outlaws home churches do not swear fealty to the Communist Party the Communist Party first. Yeah well and that's an interesting sting transition into kind of the the dark side of our conversation. One of the things that we really see is top of teens ability really to manipulate. He's like this nasty voice in the side. Your head that just keeps pulling you over to the dark side you know. Everything he says is a lie and he doesn't he doesn't speak truth or he twists truth into lies. It's just the the most disgusting thing and and thinking about that there some easy referrals to scripture on this as well because there is a father of lies and MHM palpitation kind of is the symbol of that in the Star Wars Universe but in reality there is the devil there is Satan who speaks lies one. I I I pulled up was could almost be describing Papa Dean actually John Eight forty four says you are of your father the devil and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him and when he lies he he speaks out of his own character as a liar and the father of lies and then we are encouraged as Christians. In First Peter Four eight to be sober-minded and watchful watchful for your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. I think There's not a really a lots that we can that we should spend time talking about it. But I think it is important to remind ourselves that we don't wrestle against flesh and blood blood but against principalities against rulers and whatever that versus there are two scenes were POW patine in the first one. He's talking to Kylo Ren and the second one he's talking to To Ray and in both those scenes has lines are such that it. They both reminded me very much of of Satan tempting Jesus in the in the desert where everything he was saying was of substance and based in truth but intended to get specifically the outcome that he wanted right and I thought they did a disservice service by making palpitation. The cloaked disfigured old man that he was at the end of of Djeddai instead of focusing more on the Pantene that he was actually in episodes one two and three the political mastermind who wasn't evil until you started actually listening to him. Yeah because I think that's the that's the more dangerous injuries person. Trust right the one that is Is kind of like the Anti Christ and that he's follow. ables somebody that you would would see the leader in could be Deceived into following. Instead of somebody ugly. I think that Christians tend to forget at least some Christians. Do they paint Satan as being you know this devilish creature really. He's an angel of light. He's he's deceptively WLI beautiful and he makes his deceptions beautiful and that's why so many are led astray by them because they aren't ugly. They look like something you would want. And that's why we have to be leary and and self aware and sound in the spirit so that. We're you're aware of what's going on in sober-minded watchful and all that stuff so that we're not let astray the antichrist's is not going to be Saddam Hussein. You know a Kim Jong Il. He's going to be. He's going to be a Brad Pitt or You know somebody that you that you want to like. Because that's how he's going to manipulate everything I think. That's why so many people thought Obama Obama was kind of like an anti Christ. Because he was he was articulate that he was the Christ now. I'm not saying he was a lot of people people thought he could be. And because of his you know that he was So articulate and so intelligent and good looking the end Suave and you know it's that's that's the kind of leader you have to be worried about. And he didn't necessarily have the same traditional traditional conservative Christian views that we wanted him to have right. Yeah well we've gone really long and there are so many other things that we could talk about in this movie One of the things that we haven't quite discussed yet is the sacrifice and C. Three. Po makes a sacrifice sacrifice in this movie. But it isn't just him. You know as I mentioned all of these average ordinary people that fly their ships through the Maelstrom to get to the planet and stand up to the emperor they were making sacrifices to none of them knew whether they would make it alive out of that. So this movie movie does have a lot of sacrifice in it. And I think that it's a A good picture of WHO. We are as Christians that when we stand against evil. We do so without knowing what God's plan for our earthly lives is in God. Does it promise a safety in in this swirled as Christians. He promises us a purpose and purpose sometimes require sacrifice and that is what it is. Yeah that's that's the purpose that were made to were made to desire were made to pursue I we. 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Self-Awareness is Underrated and Necessary For Your Success (Part 1) | 129

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Self-Awareness is Underrated and Necessary For Your Success (Part 1) | 129

"You are listening to. How does she do it? Episode One twenty nine. Welcome to the rise. Thank you for joining me for another episode of. How does she do it? My Name Ms Tiffany and I'm your host and through this podcast and my coaching. I help you own your story. Live fueled by faith and elevate your impact in your career and in your calling if this is your first time listening welcome it. This is your fourth fifth sixth seventh or one hundred and twenty ninth time listening. Welcome back we. We are happy to have you. The show for this week's episode will be available at. How does she do it? PODCAST DOT COM and if you would like to connect with me on social. I am at tiff south south. That's tiff with two FS. You can also connect with the show's account at how does underscore she'd do it. Keep those stories shares coming. I see you tagging. I see you tagging my account tagging the show sharing it to your stories telling people what you're taking away from the episodes I love it. I appreciate it thank you that helps other people find out about the show and it means a lot to me so continue to do so and I am excited about today's episode of have some announcements but for now. Let's get into this week's weeks just my thoughts just my thought. What is the segment of the show? where I share my reviews recommendations or rejections and this week I am recommending checking your self? I for some week for some week for some reason started this week off in a not so great mood and not just like a regular not so great mood but I was feeling really really down on myself and I realized and recognized that I had to gather myself shelf and I realized specifically that I needed to check my routine so actually the recommendation is to check your routine and what I realized. Because I've I've had this realization before which means I've allowed my habits to shift. Is I start my day in a very intentional way in praise and worship and and I don't end my day with that same intentional focus and energy on my time with God and it is very easy then for whatever whatever the mood of the day was to kind of rest in that place and I do some sort of kind of a prayer but not really in the same same way that I'm praying in the in the morning start my day so it carried into my sleep one night and then it carried into the way I woke up in the morning and I was like okay this is. I can't keep doing this so I want you to check your routine. I want you to pay attention to your mood. And how it shifts in how it changes and then see what you can do about it and for me what I can do about it and what I am going to be doing about. It is to adjust the way. I approach my nighttime routine to treat it as as sacred as my morning praise and worship and prayer and meditation and that way I can kind of get the day off of me get re centered on the things that I want to be the focus and of course there will probably still be some restless nights and thoughts of whatever whatever was on the to do list or things that need to be on the to do list. Whatever those things but you have to be intentional about focusing on your routine and how your your routine can or can impact positively or negatively? The mood that you have and kind of goes in with today's topic on self awareness. But I want you you check your routine and that my friends concludes this week's just my thoughts on for as long as I can remember. I have been a pretty introspective person. I place a high value on being able to articulate my thoughts well but also being able to then understand how I came to those places so not just being able to say what I think but how those thoughts are are informed by a specific circumstance. or how they were triggered or whatever the connection may be. I have not always been good at delaying delaying sharing what I think because there is wisdom in that I at times was a person would just kind of go put the cart before the horse so to speak now I have slowed down a little bit and I am able to think through the way my thoughts kind of lineup and also an external processor so sometimes there are certain concepts that I will have to talk through out loud in order to be able to come to a conclusion about those things that is a form of self awareness right my ability to be able to assess that about myself to be able to turn it inwardly and then be able to project out whatever the thought or the conclusion or sharing. Whatever that thing is but one of the things things that I'm going to be talking about for the next? Two episodes is the skill of being self aware and the power of awareness so the definition of self awareness that I would like to work from is from a researcher named Tasha or uric and she is a an expert on self awareness and the definition that she has is self awareness is the ability to see oneself clearly the will and skill to understand who you you are how others see you and how we fit in the world. This skill is one of the most important skills when it comes to being successful successful in every aspect of your life not successful in a traditional career sense or financially or exposure and quote unquote influence but success S.. In a way that you feel fulfilled and you feel like you are doing well and that you are self actualized if you will in different areas of your life and to aspects of self awareness that are important are internal and external self awareness so internal self awareness is seeing yourself clearly clearly your values your passions your aspirations your ideals triggers any patterns of behavior habits routines all of those things and then external attornal self-awareness is being aware of how others see you. The reason why these skills are these skills are actually foundational to the work. Work that I do in elevate your career academy and in the work that I do with my clients because when you know how you are and how you want to show up and you you have an understanding how of how other people see you. You can then make adjustments you can then make moves that shift shift in one direction or another when you need to move in a certain kind of way and not in a manipulative sense but if you know for example others perceive you as coming coming off very strong and you are aware of that fact and that is something that you want to adjust for now the fact that you are aware of it means you can adjust for it but in preparing indiscipline conversation I turned to scripture. I had this whole outline in my mind that we will get a two and it will be part of the conversation both implicitly and explicitly but when I turned to scripture and thought about what self-awareness means it took on a whole a new meaning and I was not prepared for it and not to say in a negative way I was. I think I underestimated how much I would see in in scripture about self awareness and how it could shift the way that we think about it as people who believe in Jesus Christ self awareness has a different set of skills and and foundation in terms of our understanding of how how we relate to and how we reflect the character of Christ one of the things that Paul talks about in. I forget what book it is but he talks about dying into self and when you think about dying to self and then self awareness those can seem contradictory but one of the things that Paul also talks about is is the importance of being aware of your flesh. Such that you can lean into the strength and power of of Christ's Holy Spirit to build you up and to move you. More to aligning with his character. All all of that to say this is a complicated but simple and beautiful sort of idea. Anyway I want to share a few things and this is going to be a two part episode so there will be five or six. I'm working through the second part. I've gotten to five but there may be six because that's how my mind works but but I wanNA share five things that you have to understand about self awareness in order to be successful five things that you have to understand about self awareness and your own self awareness in order for you to be successful. The first thing that you have to understand is who you are in Christ all of us have access to you. The word of God and the word of God is our is not just a history book but it is our window into the character of God into the character of Christ into the way that we are to govern ourselves. There's wisdom in this book about all aspects of human existence right. Nothing is new under the Sun. As you know I think Solomon said that in maybe ecclesiastes or something anyway so who you are in Christ this this is the most important thing that you have to and that we have to wrap our heads around when we are talking about being self aware why because because in Christ we have access to such strength and the amazing amazing promises of God not just for here on earth. The most important is what comes after we leave this earth right but the promises of scripture apply to us here on Earth as well. Oh and when you when we do not have a true grasping understanding of who we are in Christ. Then there are things that we are not accessing. There are promises his and gifts that we are not taking advantage of. And how silly is it to you not for us to not take advantage of something that is available to you. I have been listening to a book on audible by Dr Myles. Munroe called Kingdom citizen and he talks about the fact that we are citizens citizens of Heaven and I it puts the whole Kevon and puts being a Christian in such a new perspective. They've highly recommended. Listen if you want to listen and actually want to get a free. Listen to that book you can go to audible trial dot com slash. How does she do it? And you will be able to listen to that book for free again. Audible trial dot com slash. How does she do it? And you will be able to get a listen to Kingdom Bingham citizen by Dr Myles Munroe for free and it is such a great listen such a great book but we have so much we have access to so much so let me just just briefly briefly I kept. I tried to keep the this part short because the answering the question of who you are in Christ is I mean that is a seventeen in part series in and of itself so just want to share a few things and share a few verses that I wanted to bring to our attention so you are loved right. This this is who you are in Christ you are a loved person. You are not condemned right. You are not sentenced to death. Because now we have life everlasting in Christ and Romans Romans eight one through to talks about for the law of the spirit has set you free. We are free in Christ right We are new creations. Second Second Corinthians five seventeen therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away behold the new has come and and I think this is one of the things that if we really take hold of this it can help move our life forward but because we do not get Amnesia and our life experiences do not just disappear when we accept Christ into our life and that is a reality that I'm grateful eight four four. It relieves some of the pressure to feel like I have to instantly be better. Because that's not what the expectation is here. But remembering that you have access to this newness this you have access to this new power you have access to this new source that is one of the things that make this makes this such a powerful revelation We are art and you are God's workmanship equations to ten for we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God has prepared pared beforehand that we shall walk in them okay. I'm going to read that again for. We are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them we are joint heirs with Christ that means we have access to the same aim stuff that he has access to okay like if you were in someone passed away and you were given the results results of an estate you know. Being divided up joint heirs being split down the middle of main job each getting equal parts. That's that's powerful talk about getting equal parts of the son of our father in heaven just Kinda Dope so yeah so when you think about just those things. That's not a lot right. I did not go through. All of the things that we are in Christ are just some that I think really when we can remember these things that we are loved. We are forgiven. We are not condemned. We are new creations. You are God's workmanship we are joint Heirs in Christ. There is so much power in that and when you are self aware and lead with the the internal and external reality that you have a significant relationship with God that you are loved so precious Louis then that should increase your confidence. It should increase your faith and I am really excited about just remembering that reality and make it something that I will walk in well and confidently every single day. The second thing that you have to remember and be self aware of in order to be successful is you have to know your values you have to know your values views and values the definition to working definition of values that we will operate from our principles that guide you principles. Is that drive. You principles that help you adjust your behavior or make decisions or decide to do or not do certain things you have to know your values and what I'm going to do is actually and as I'm talking through this. This is what I'm going to do between these two parts. I'm going to talk about these principles from a faith perspective from scripture and then also kind of turn them practically in terms of what we can do in terms of our external realities in our careers and showing up differently in different aspects of our life but the values that you have to be aware of as a believer that will inform form. Our success are things like faith. Freedom fruits of the spirit every single fruit of the spirit is a is a valuable is a valuable. It is valuable but it is a value that you can guide that can guide you right. Love Joy. Peace patience kindness. Goodness faithfulness. Gentleness self control those come from relations five twenty two but I also want to share Colossians three one onto and this is. I'll put all of these in the show notes but I just want to share some of these verses with you again this is Colossians three one through to you if then you have been raised with Christ seek the things that are above. Where Christ is seated at the right hand of God set your mind on things that are above not on the things that are on earth when I listen to that when I read that and you're thinking about what your values are what your values should be? Your values should be rooted in things that are above. Your values should be rooted in things things that are not reflective of what man wants you to achieve your values should be rooted in what God ultimately ultimately cares about and the reason this is so important and scripture talks about this. This is something it's actually going to come up later in the series but let when you seek first the Kingdom of God all the other things will be added to you and when I say all the other things not talking about just success in and worldly terms or success in world terms period but seeking God first aligns everything else so if you are putting in your self in the frame of reference to think about who you are in Christ and then you're thinking about okay. How do I need to guide my life? What values do I need to? He used to anchor me to push me forward. Then when you think about those things now you are on the way to operating in the character of Christ right so I'm going to read again the verses that I mentioned I mentioned Colossians three one through two and I'm actually also going to read from Colossians. Three twelve through fourteen put on then as God's Chosen Ones Holy and beloved compassionate hearts kindness humility meekness and patience bearing with one another and if one has a complaint against another forgiving each other as the Lord has forgiven you e- so you also must forgive and above all these put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony and let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts to which indeed you were called called in one body and be thankful so just in those verses alone so that's versus twelve through fifteen. We see compassionate Shen hearts kindness humility meekness patients the bearing of bearing with one another so being kind to one another forgiveness. We we also see again thinking about what's above so kind of being able to take yourself out of the current situation elevating so that's really perspective then peace. We see harmony then their submission so letting the peace of Christ rule in your hearts and we also see gratitude. How dope is that? That's actually usually a lot chunked into three verses so again that's Colossians three twelve through fifteen and when you think about the dope thing about Paul's writings he. He rip repeats many themes he repeats. A lot of the same concept. So when you read like Romans for example or read Hebrews you see him talking about those same things in other places throughout the New Testament which makes sense because he's one person right so when thinking about your own walk in your own life. What other values are you living by? And as I think about this question this sounds like something that I five with would come at my neck within in one of their my moments questions but what values values are what manmade values. Are you driven by that contradict the values that you should be living by based on scripture. What manmade values are you living by that contradict what you see in scripture and where there is contradiction and that is where you have to do the work? The only way you can do that though is being willing to look inward remember at the top of the episode. I talked about internal donal self-awareness internal wellness awareness. Being able to understand what is what drives. You what motivates you in. Sometimes you get convicted sometimes. Sometimes you're like Oh you know what. I am actually driven. By a love of money that is rooted in a fear of being broke and not having and lack and scarcity right and it doesn't make you a bad person it just means you have to replace that value with understanding that you will be provided for in all all situations that the love of money is the root of evil not money itself not having means not wealth but the love of it in a way that drives you to behave in a certain certain way that then conflicts with other values that you should be living by right the re giving into temptation doing things on your own terms right. These are the kinds of things the kinds of values that you could be driven by. If you don't like all like a lot of what you see in social media's I'm GonNa do me you only live once and like don't what nobody can say what I WANNA say whenever I want to say those types of attitudes those types of things that drive people that move that move people in certain ways he's those things are contradictory to what scripture tells us so again. It's not do not com condemn yourself for being driven by something that might be conflicting with something that's in scripture her but do the work to become self aware of what that thing is and then you have to dig into the root of it. Listen I was listening to an a sermon. I'm in by Dr Tony Evans. Yesterday and I had to walk out of my office I was listening to it and it just called me out in a it was so loud. Oh it was so loud. And maybe I'll share the link and it was about und- belief it was about challenging. You're on belief and I share that because because sometimes you have to get called out. Maybe it's a sermon that might call you out. Maybe it's a friend that might have to call you out maybe to actually in prayer and and reading the word that and you will be convicted in that way but you have to dig deep to find out what the values that drive you are and sometimes it's fears that drive view. Sometimes it's negative experiences that drive you and negative experiences that then create self destructive values that you don't even realize but it the key again here is becoming self aware so and I should say this. I didn't say this at the beginning. self-awareness is a skill that you can develop. There are some people who may be more self aware than others. Maybe their muscle. They've been working on it a little bit longer. But self-awareness is a skill that you can develop but what I liked about with Tasha Orrick said or uric rather said is it's the the will and skill you have to want to be self aware in order to develop the skill gill of being self aware. And once you become more self aware is not one of those things that you can turn off. It's not something that you can be like. Oh No I don't WanNa to be self aware today. You can choose to ignore what comes up in that self reflection you can choose to ignore what you are aware of but once you know it once you ring the Bell you can't unring and I prompt trust me. I've been trying to unring this so awareness in some ways and that thing just keeps on all right it just stays loud in my ear anyway so hello again just review so far we've talked about. You have to be aware of who you are in Christ and you have to be aware of your values or what principles drive five you and guide you and I wanted to take a break quickly here to talk about a new facebook group that I am starting now. Some of US might be a little overwhelmed by facebook and I completely understand that because I have been in that camp as well but I have created an exclusive facebook community for Christian women who are ready to row in their careers. This facebook group is going to be where I am doing. A lot of live content exclusive content and starting in February there will be lies before then but starting in February I am doing a workshop series on growing career. Your confidence and I would love to have you as part of this experience if you go to be. It dot L. Y. Slash F. B. tiff South F. B. Standing for facebook tiff south again B.. I T. Dot L. Y. Slash F. B. TIFF south. You will be able to join this facebook community now. This is again where there will be new content here just for women who are in this group. This is again for women who are Christians who are ready to grow in their careers. This is where we're going to be building a new sense ends of community with each other encouraging each other and getting practical insight and continued honest perspective on what it means to show up in our lives as more whole people. What does it mean to show up in our careers as more whole people? And how do we take advantage of the gifts that God has given us and bring them to life in the work that we do every single date in supporting each other in supporting our families and in growing our career so go to be it dot L. Y. Slash F. B. TIFF south tiff with two FS and join this facebook community. And I look forward to seeing you. In there remember there will be content. Stop dropping before February. So you don't want to wait until February to join so join be. It dot L. Y. Slash F. B.. TIFF south number three. You have to know your strengths and natural talent. It's you have to know your strength and natural talents. This is the primary area of work that I do with my one on one clients. It's and the women who join Elevator Academy proverbs. Eighteen sixteen says a man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great great. I Peter for ten through eleven says as each has received a gift use to serve one another as good stewards of God's odds varied grace whoever speaks as one who speaks Oracle of God. Whoever serves as one who served by the strength that got supplies in order that that everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ to him belong? Glory and dominion forever and Ever Amen and I highlight these two verses is because and I actually think I want to try and read the message version as well because we are uniquely gifted and we are meant to especially as I Peter Four says here to use it to serve one another as stu stewards of God's grace so if I have a gift the gift that was given to me is meant to serve others and that gift can be you a hundred million different things. That gift does not have to be the thing that we see people posting about on instagram. Or the thing that we see see that's quote unquote making people a lot of money or getting people all this notoriety and shine. The gift can be the way you speak to people the way you pour into people the way you use your hands to build things up or tear things down or organized or count money or make food or you know care for children or care for the elderly early or serve at work in your in your community right. It can be anything but our gifts are meant to be used to serve others and bring glory to God and so you have to know what those gifts are. You have to know what your natural talent. You have to know what your strengths are because if you do not not know what they are then you can't use them in a way. That is intentional. You can use them kind of haphazardly but when you when that self-awareness kicks into another level you can and then use it in a way that allows you to elevate an advance in your career. It can allow you to elevate your platform and therefore bring additional glory to God by through service abyss and through connecting with others and it is my belief that this is the area that we are most challenged by. Hi this is the area that every client that works with me is challenged by not because it's not a strike against her in any way it's not a strike against you in any way it. It is because what I talked about earlier in terms of valuing meekness and all those kinds of things we have been taught and I think women in particular particularly women of Color Color and black women in this country too that we are less than that. We don't deserve to be confident in the gifts that we have. We are not what we are told to quiet down. If we lead with how good we are in something that is crap that is trash because when we go and look at the character of Christ Christ managed to be meek and humble and still be as confident and clear about anything he could do. He managed to be meek and humble and still could use his power to. He'll use his power to bring people together. Used his power to feed the hungry right. So that is not you showing up in. Your gift is not contradictory to what scripture says. It's not contradictory to the character that we artillery in Christ is not contradictory to the values that we are to walk by but in order for you to be successful in any area you have to be aware of what you are working with. You have to be aware of the skills that you have if you are someone who has a significant amount of work experience and and you have never taken the time to kind of do an inventory of the skills that you have gained the way that you show up how people have evaluated you the opportunities that you have have received then you are missing out you are going to be things that pass you by because you do not have a working knowledge of what you are able to do such that. You can then make adjustments as opportunities do or do not present themselves or you are able to put yourself forward for a direction that you want to go in. But if if you're not aware of what you have then you do not know what you can use if you have a toolbox that you have never opened and you have something that that requires a screwdriver. But she was like. Oh I don't have a screwdriver is only because you didn't open the toolbox. Look okay toolbox. They come with the screwdriver. Okay you need a phillips head you need a flathead. They have them in there. But if you I don't know that that tools available to you you will not know to be able to will the properly or you will try to bring a you know a pen to a scantron test right right where you needed a number two pencil. You'll be bringing the wrong tool to the wrong environment. If you are not aware of what you have available to you and what is needed in the circumstance ends with you are trying to apply or bring that strength to so knowing your natural strength your gifts and your talents is critical in terms of being mm self aware and having and using that self awareness to advance and to become successful so very quickly. The three things that we talked about in this episode are are knowing who you are in Christ knowing your values and what drives you and knowing your strengths and your natural talents in part two of this conversation. We're going to talk about other other things that you need to be aware of in order to us or to use self awareness to your advantage managed to help develop more success in different areas of your life but I think these three are great foundation to start. I get super excited about this topic because this is the thing being that my gift revolves around right here is helping. Other people become aware of the things that they have inside of them and helping them see the practical gle tangible value of that thing in the marketplace and in almost any environment translating that transferable skill into something that they can and build on and turn into a career transition into a new set of career skills into a new level of success and I just love doing it. And you get to to do it. All with people who are motivated to serve Christ motivated to show up in this world as an light and I just think that that is so dope is so powerful. And I'm so grateful to be able to do it so I want to say. Thank you for listening to this episode of how does she do it and actually very quickly run through the scriptures options that I referenced because I know when I'm listening to a podcast that are referencing scripture and if I'm not writing it down then I can get. It can be frustrating. Sometimes so I'll run through them against hopefully you can come back and write these down. I referenced Romans Eight One through to second Corinthians five seventeen if Asians to ten Colossians three one and two and also Colossians three twelve through fourteen proverbs eighteen sixteen first Peter Four ten and eleven and that was actually it. So Oh thank you again for listening. Join the facebook group for Christian women who are ready to grow in advance in their careers and increase their career confidence go to be. It Dot L. Y. Slash FBI. TIFF south do not delay. Because if you don't do it now you might forget and then you're GonNa be mad that you missed the series so join again B. I. T. L. Wii slash. FBI tiff south. Connect with me on social. 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How We Must Fight for Holiness

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

03:17 min | 4 months ago

How We Must Fight for Holiness

"June twenty two how we must fight for holiness strive for peace with everyone and for the holiness without which no one will see lord hebrews twelve fourteen. There is a practical holiness without which we will not see the lord many live as if this were not so there are professing christians who lives such unholy lives that they will hear jesus dreadful words. I never knew you depart from me. You workers of lawlessness matthew. Seven twenty three. Paul says to professing believers. If you live according to the flesh you will die. Romans eight thirteen so there is a holiness without which no one will see the lord and learning to fight for holiness by faith in future. Grace is too primly important. There is another way to pursue holiness that backfires and leads to death. Poll warns us against serving god any other way than by face in his enabling. Grace god is not served by human hands as though he needed anything since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything act. Seventeen twenty five any effort to serve god. That does not in that very depend on him as the reward of our hearts and the power of our service will dishonor him as a needy pagan god. Peter describes the alternative to such self reliance service of god whoever serves let him do so as one who serves by the strength that supplies in order that in everything. God glorified through. Jesus christ i peter four eleven and paul says i will not venture to speak of anything except what christ has accomplished through me from fifteen eighteen. See also prescriptions fifteen. Ten moment by moment grace arrives to enable us to do every good work that god appoints for us. God is able to make all grace abound to you so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times you may abound in every good work. Second corinthians nine eight. The fight for good works is a fight to believe the promises. A future grace

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Grace Is Pardon  and Power!

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

03:17 min | 4 months ago

Grace Is Pardon and Power!

"June twenty grace is pardon and power by the grace of god. I am what. I am and his grace toward me was not in vain on the contrary i worked harder than any of them though it was not i but the grace of god that is with me. First corinthians fifteen ten grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned grace is the ebeling gift and power of god not to sin grace's power not just pardon. This is plain for example. In first corinthians fifteen paul describes grace as the enabling power of his work. It is not simply the pardon of his sins. It is the power to press on in obedience. I worked harder than any of them. Though it was not i. But the grace of god that is with me therefore the effort we make to obey god is not an effort done in our own strengths but by the strength that god supplies in order that in everything god may be glorified first peter four eleven. It is the obedience of faith. faith. In god's ever arriving gracious power to enable us to do what we should. Paul confirms this in second-echelon liens one eleven and twelve by calling each of our acts of goodness a work of face and by saying that the glory this brings to jesus is according to the grace of god because it happens by power. Listen to all those phrases to this end. We always pray for you. That our god may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power so that the name of our lord jesus may be glorified in you and you in him according to the grace of our god and the lord. Jesus christ the obedience that gives pleasure is produced by the power of god's grace through faith. The same dynamic is at work at every stage of the christian life. The power of god's grace that saved through faith if asians to eight is the same power of god's grace that sanctifies through faith.

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Southern Baptist Convention begins its annual meeting: Three predictions and an amazing video I hope you'll watch

The Daily Article

08:03 min | 4 months ago

Southern Baptist Convention begins its annual meeting: Three predictions and an amazing video I hope you'll watch

"This is the daily article podcast published by the denison forum or culture changing christians to receive the daily article directly to your email inbox. Week day morning. Visit the daily article dot com. Now here's today's news discerned differently more than sixteen thousand southern. Baptists will begin their annual convention today in nashville tennessee. The event is generating national headlines as those attending confront critical race theory women's roles how to handle sexual abuse and serious allegations regarding racism and misogyny on the part of denominational leaders had like to make three predictions today which i believed to be biblical and relevant to every christian in america whether you're a southern baptist or not. One southern baptists like other conservative. Christians will be portrayed as negatively as possible. I did an internet search for southern baptist convention. Sp see this morning before writing this article. Here's what i found the washington post headlines. Secret recordings leaked letters explosive secrets rocking the southern baptist convention. Abc news ads. Southern baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters the new york times reports take the ship. Conservatives aimed to commandeer southern baptists. all of this is true letters leaked after. Dr russell moore resigned as president of the ethics and religious liberty. Commission of the sbc have indeed been rocking the denomination since they contain references to misogyny racism among denominational leaders. That if true are grievous more on this in a moment and a group at the convention is hoping to steer the denomination in an even more conservative direction. However i have seen no coverage in the main line press of the event that preceded the convention the. Send the conference at which michael w smith led worship and renowned pastor. Tony evans brought the keynote message. Dr evans likened christians to referees and a football field know they may be booed by angry parties and both teams but they understand that they are not meant to be liked and seek to abide by the rule. Book that dictates the game he added. Our true calling is not to be part time saints but fulltime christians pulling heaven down to earth as true reflections of the amigo day. We have watched our nation declined because there aren't enough accurate reflections of christ invading the culture. I wish his profound words had been widely reported. Along with the controversies. That are making news. But i'm not surprised that they were not biblical. Christians have been marginalized in recent years for our commitment to biblical morality. Now we are being stigmatized and ostracized a secular ideology that seeks to reject and replace biblical truth with itself. Centric ideology is rising media. That seems to clearly endorse the progressive over. The conservative in our culture are complicit in this narrative. None of this should surprise us. Jesus was clear and john fifteen eighteen if the world hates you know that it hated me before it hated you to our cultural credibility will depend on our personal character more than ever. We can complain that the media is laser focused on allegations surrounding this week's convention but we should also acknowledge that such allegations reflect leadership failures that if they are being reported accurately are grievous columnist. David french describes these horrific allegations in detail as the culture grows increasingly antagonistic towards evangelical christians. The last thing we need to do is give skeptics. More fuel for their fire. These are days when we must double down on the urgency of personal integrity and christ like character what was always a biblical imperative is especially vital in this day. Let's start with ourselves. Have you asked the spirit to take control of your life today and manifest his fruit through. You would those who know us. Say they see in you. Whatever is true. Whatever is honorable whatever is just whatever is pure whatever is lovely whatever is commendable as it says in philippians four eight. If you were to be more. Jesus like today than you were yesterday. What would need to change three. God will continue to use his people in surprising ways. No school in the evangelical world has been more ridiculed in recent years than liberty university allegations regarding its former president. Jerry falwell junior made global headlines and continue to make news however a graduate of liberty is making headlines. These days for a completely different reason. Jane marchesi took the stage last week and the television show. America's got talent. She is a cancer patient with malignancy in her lungs spine and liver. She has been given two percent chance of survival nevertheless before she sang. She said i'm so much more than the bad things that happen to me. After she sang a song she wrote. Simon cowl known for being the harshest critic among the judges told her. Your voice is stunning. She replied you can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be. Happy cowl looked shocked. Then he gave her the golden buzzer that ensures. She will compete in the semi finals after she sang. Terry crews the host of the show told her you are the voice. We all need to hear this year. I don't usually watch america's got talent but my wife and i saw a rerun of the episode last saturday. I was astonished by jean marchesi story. So i looked further. Liberty university did a profile of her life faith and music a few years ago. She has a website with blogs that. Tell the story of her cancer. The loss of her marriage and the challenges her faith has faced. There are some of the most moving picturesque powerful essays. I've ever read. I urge you to watch the video of her performance and read her blogs. Especially if you're facing difficult days or knows someone who is god's word teaches us in first peter. Four ten as each has received a gift. Use it to serve one another as good stewards of god's varied grace. What is your gift. We are in the early stages of a movement. The church has never faced before one which threatens us in ways that are now becoming clearer. It's for this reason. The denison forum his just launched a major summer campaign to increase our ability to gather to impact our culture with biblical truth. The ministry has set a goal of one hundred fifty thousand dollars to be reached in june and is asking for a donation to help reach this goal graciously. A friend of the ministry has stepped forward with a seventy five thousand dollars matching grant for this campaign. This means any gift you give today will be doubled to help reach the one hundred fifty thousand dollar goal and provide twice as many people the biblical insight and resources. They need to discern the news differently so please give a donation today at daily article dot org. That's daily article dot org. Thank you for your support at this important time. If you like what you heard please leave a rating and review for the podcast. Thank you for listening to the daily article podcast today.

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Pastor Greg Answers: Is Christianity in Decline?

Greg Laurie Podcast

08:44 min | 5 months ago

Pastor Greg Answers: Is Christianity in Decline?

"Everybody greg laurie here. You're listening to the greg. Laurie podcast and my objective is to deliver hopefully compelling practical insights and faith culture and current events from a biblical perspective to find out more about our ministry. Just go to our website harvest dot org so thanks for joining me for this podcast. We are not popular right now. We that believe in. Jesus christ pretty much. Everything is tolerated except what we believe because we believe in absolutes. We believe in the scripture in could hardly contain glee at the findings of findings of a survey of what americans believe the la times trumpeted in a headline. Us has become notice noticeably less christian major study fine. Did you read that survey and so. It looks like there's less christians in america. Today the article went under saying for probably the first time in. Us history the total number of christian adults has declined. Is that true. See things are not always as they appear. Here's what i think is really happening. I think cultural bible belt. Christianity is becoming a thing of the past. There was a day when most americans in the fifties or the early sixties. it fast. What their faith was they would say. I'm a christian. Even if they didn't go to church except for easter and christmas they would say. I'm a christian that was a certain quasi biblical world view where we understood that a man and a woman married raising family was a good thing. We understood that there was right. There was wrong that the ten commandments were true but now as we've drifted further away from those things. There's just a lot of people that aren't playing the game anymore. there are no longer saying. I'm a christian. I'm not a christian. Or i'm agnostic. And they've come up with a new designation for this category they call them the none. It's not ns but o. N. e. s. None they're just in the spirituality. They're not really sure what they believe. So what we have now are. People were being more honest about their lack of faith in god. Let's and that doesn't leave me hopeless. That leaves me hopeful as my friend. Russell moore said commenting on this. He says christianity emerged from a roman empire. Hostile the core to the idea of crucified and resurrected messiah. We've been on the wrong side of history since roman yet. It was enough to turn the world upside down. And i just see more people to evangelize. Now i just he greater opportunities jesus matthew twenty four this costal will be preaching all the world and then we'll the income so we clearly have our marching orders. But here's the thing. The bible warns that in the end times. That will be an apostasy. What does that that means. That people will follow away from the faith. That's the twenty. Four twelve says because lawlessness will abound. The love of many will grow cole. Second thesselonians tuesday's the day will come. But i it'll be a great rebellion against god. I peter four says this spirit clearly teaches than the last time some will depart from the faint giving heed to seducing spirits and the doctrines at demons teach. But here's the deal. I don't think we're seeing people who are believers ceasing to be believers. I think these are people who are never believers to begin with who are just walking away. Right now because. Here's what i believe. If you're a true believer you may go astray for a time. But a true believer will always come back home again. Always come back home in may take a while like my mother raised in a southern baptist. Church she went to church on sunday morning and sunday night and wednesday night so when she was of age she couldn't get out of that house fast enough and ran from her fate pretty much for her entire life. She didn't teach me anything about the bible. He never took me to church. He didn't want to have any influence on me at all so it happens or become a christian and even more. I become a preacher. So things weren't working out so well for my mom but in reality they were working out very well because thankfully at the end of her life only a month before she died she came back again. That's because a prodigal always come home. So here's the question to ask yourself. Are you a pig or a prodigal. So we're going to say they're both in the bible. And peter we read about a pig returning to its slot or the meyer and a dog returning to its vomit. See you can make a pig. Pet picks make good pets. I'm told and so you can take your pig out. You can get him a little outfit. I had a friend once at a pig as a pet. I'm not making this up. They were it to the beach. He says the problem. Is they get really bird. So i said what he says. We put lotion on it. Who would want that job time. Put the sunscreen on the pig again. I'd be like gimme that spray stuff. I'm not touching it but the reason a pig will go back to the meyer is because that's the way they cool themselves off you see so it's the nature of a pit. An adult will return to its own vomit. This is one of the reasons i know. The bible is true because it predicts future. But also because i've seen dogs eat their own barf haven't you what goes through a dog's mind. Does he think i'd really like a hot meal right now. Brewer then. He said he's happy then he'll go wash it down with toilet water then someone says oh. Dogs have very clean house. Okay you let them lick you then and face. I don't want it. I think people like kissing the doug view. I'll give this the cats. They return to their own vomit. Always putting cats up. But they're always choking on furball but why does the dog return to its own vomit. Why does pig return to the meyer. Because that's their nature. A pig is a pig just like a horse is a horse. of course. of course you don't know what that meant that means you're too young. I was an old. Tv show called. mr ed. That had a talking horse. And the all the time he would say all wilbur. Right you know a true christian by where the end up in a true believer will always come back. I wonder if there's not some people here right now. Listening to me that have been going astray in. It isn't time for you to come back home again. And recommit your life to the lord for some others that have never committed their life to. Jesus christ all right. I'm gonna lead you in a prayer and to pray this prayer out loud after me right. We us dan again as i pray. Pray this out loud after me. Okay wherever you are as. I pray for this out loud now pray the lord. Jesus i know. I'm a center but i know you're a savior. Who died on the cross and shed your blood for my sin. I turn from my sin. Now i choose to follow you. Jesus from this moment forward as your disciple as your servant as your friend thank you for loving and calling me and accepting me in jesus name. I pray amen. Everybody greg laurie here. Thanks for listening. To our podcast. And to learn more about harvest ministries please subscribing consider supporting this show just go to harvest dot. Org and by the way if you wanna find out how to come into a personal relationship with god go to know god dot org. That's keno w. w gio d. dot org.

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About HDMI 2.1

Daily Tech News Show

12:31 min | 8 months ago

About HDMI 2.1

"I have an hd cable but is it the right one but the heck is this hd two point one do. I need new cables confused. Don't be let's help a little more about. Hd two point one let's start with hd itself the high definition multi media interface. It transmits unimpressed video. And either compressed around compressed audio to a compatible device words digital video with audio all in one it's a proprietary system but it is an implementation of the eia a one standard. That's why if you're curious the old. Dv standard is interoperable with hdmi. Just the dvi doesn't have audio in fact before hdmi most systems carried audio and video separately. You may remember the old yellow composite video plug that dangled alongside the red and yellow stereo. Rca plugs for instance hd added audio into one cable and it also supports consumer electronics control or cbc or sometimes cac which lets devices control each other over the cable hence your tv can turn itself on when the roku tells it to. For example there have been seven versions of hdmi onepointoh. One point one one point two one point three one point four then. We skipped two point now and most recently two point one. We're gonna talk about two point one in depth later they all use the same form factors so they all look essentially the same and they can work in the same ports and they're backwards compatible but the new versions have added things like improved capacity and performance higher resolution and color space support and advanced features like three d. or ethernet data connections hd however is not a standard but it's also not controlled by just one company the founders were easy. Panasonic philips silicon image. Sony thomson rca and to sheba development of hd. My began april sixteenth. Two thousand and two and products with hdmi started rolling out in late. Two thousand and three control of hd was further diversified. When the hdmi forum was founded october eleventh. Two thousand fifteen. That's an organization that manages hdmi development and now includes more than eighty three members and more than seventeen hundred companies have adopted hdmi. Oh and hdmi also integrates the hd c. p. copy protection developed by intel. But that's not part of hdmi. That's provided by intel subsidiary called digital content protection. llc now there's a rabbit hole we can go down of all the various types of connectors and cables. But we're going to try to keep it simple here. There are technically five types of connectors type. Be dual link isn't even used by anyone because the maximum with hdmi one point. Three makes the dual link unnecessary. So you can forget about that one type. C is the mini connector. That's a smaller version of. Hdmi meant for mobile devices. You'll see this on cameras and there's also type d and even smaller version. That looks like micro usb. There's type e for automotive systems that adds a lock to stop it from vibrating out of the port and adds some moisture in dirt prevention. But almost all the hdmi cables. You're going to see our hype. A that's one. You most likely see on your tv and desktop monitor now. Those are the connectors the ports and the ends of the cable. There are different kinds of cables though in fact before. Hdmi two point one. There were basically three groups. Standard cables to ten eighty high speed up to four k and premium up to eighteen gigabits per second with hdr. All those came with ethernet support. There's also standard automotive. Hdmi cable for that automotive. Port and along with the introduction of hd two point one. there's now new uncalled high-speed hdmi cable for up to eight k and ten k at one hundred twenty hertz. Keep in mind. The cables don't match up with the hdmi versions. That's gonna really confuse people. But we'll try to make it clear. Cable type only affects the band with the cable can carry and therefore the maximum resolution and refresh rate the ports themselves on the devices determine whether you can do things like three d. variable refresh rate etc. So any cable will work if it fits the connector but it may not have enough with to enable all the features of the device and older cables can sometimes still handle newer features. So there's not a one to one correspondence between the cables bandwidth and the hdmi version of the port. It's connecting to yeah. I know that's confusing. Your port is hdmi. One point four. But there's no such thing as an hdmi one point four cable. The cable just has a bandwidth capacity right and cables generally also. I'm sorry to say. Don't label whether they are high-speed premium high-speed etc so the second best method. I've found to figure out what cables i have is to them in and see if the features work right which can be really time consuming and annoying the best method and most wasteful to responsibly. Recycle all your cables and just buy new ones. That you're here are the right ones. But how do you even by the right ones. Well this i can make a little easier. You can pretty much ignore everything in hd cables description except the bandwidth if it says eighteen gigabits per second or higher. You're good to go for four k sixty hertz. Hdr if you're sure you haven't hdmi two point. One port on your television and you want to do four k one hundred twenty frames per second then you want to look for cables that say forty eight gigabits per second. Older cables can do four k just not at one hundred twenty frames per second also try only the by certified cables since companies who get certified get punished for lying about what the cables can do and keep in mind. Certified cables can't market themselves as a version number like hd two point one. So if you see an hdmi version number in the marketing for a cable be suspicious. The hdmi forum even has an app for verifying genuine cables for both ios and android. That leads us to admi. Two point one. Do you need a new tv or monitor. That supports it. Well here's what it means. Hdmi two point. One increases bandwidth support as we mentioned with the cables from eighteen to forty eight gigabits per second. It can support resolutions up to ten k. And up to one hundred twenty frames per second have any ten content out there but it can do it when it comes along it also supports bt twenty twenty and sixteen bits per color for wide color. Gamut now remember each feature increases the bandwidth used it from ten eighty four k. You're sending more data if you increase from thirty frames per second to sixty frames per second. They're also increasing the data. Do both at the same time. Go from tennessee peter. Four k and up from thirty to sixty frames per second and now you've increased data a lot more data for hdr and wide color. Gamut now you see and what it mean. Hd two point one has higher with so it can do more of those things at once but if you were paying attention you remember me saying that. The cables were identified by bandwidth but the connectors were the ones with the actual version. Hdmi two point one type designation. Because they don't just increase the capability of bandwidth they also add features hd two point. One connectors can support the following features. They don't always support them. They can still d- hdmi two point one. We'll get to that in a second. Here are the features though e arc or electronic audio return channel now arc itself audio return channel. Let's audio two ways over. Hdmi without needing the second audio cable it can already do stereo and compressed five point one surround sound adding e arc. Lets you do uncompressed. Five point one surround sound and uncompressed seven point one surround sound in other words dolby atmos and since audio doesn't use as much bandwidth e arc just needs the devices to have hd two point one and a lot of cases and older high speed cable with ethernet can support it next feature dynamic hdr. Yes i know it. Technically means dynamic high dynamic range twice the dynamism. hdr is meditated. That tells a device like a tv how to treat an entire video file or stream one set of instructions that it applies to every frame and it improves the color range dynamic. Hdr on the other hand can set new rules for each individual frame in the video and practice. They usually set by scene. But hdr treats a person under a bridge in broad daylight the same as a campfire at night dynamic. Hdr has different rules for each of those scenes to make each of pop a little more hdmi. Two point zero offered partial support for dynamic. Hdr four k sixty frames per second but hd two point one offers dynamic hdr all the way up to four k at one hundred twenty frames per second finally variable refresh rate or vr. This reduces tearing that thing when you see part of one frame and part of another at the same time the scenes all jagged for a split second usually an issue in games because the game console isn't creating the frames at exactly the frame rate. The tv expects because with prerecorded video. You can say. I'm gonna give you exactly thirty frames per second in a dynamic game that you're affecting with your amazing game-playing skills that might not be optimal variable refresh rate. Let's the console very the rate in which creates frames and send them when they're done. This reduces image artifacts like tearing. If you're familiar with nvidia g sink or amd freesync. It's similar both those work only over display port but new graphics cards like the g force. Rtx thirty eighty and the radio on our x sixty eight hundred x t support game mode. V are over. hd two point one and it also works on previous as long as you have two point one devices on either. End a companion feature of hdmi. Two point one is quick frame transport or q. f. t. that shortens the delay sending active video. So there's less time between you pressing a button and the laser hidden aliens face. There's also auto low latency mode or a l l m automatically enable and disable gaming mode when you're playing a game rather than the making you dig through the displays menu every time and there's quick media switching or q ms screen that happens when you're switching between inputs. Now one last thing to keep in mind just because hd two point one can support a feature doesn't mean the device with the hdmi two point one certified connector does support it to get certified as hd two point one. The company just has to support one of the features one. The connector makes these features possible but the device still has to implement it so for example. It's possible to get a tv. With hd two point one that does not support e arc because the tv maker didn't implement it or if i do e arc but not the higher frame rates and it might support hd my two point one and have five hd reports but only one of them is hd two point one yes it's technically possible for manufacturers to add hd two point one features in a firmware upgrade. But almost nobody expects device makers to do that. I say this not to confuse you but to remind you that. Hd two point one is not a shortcut for has all the features. So when you're buying a device make sure it supports the features you want. Don't just look for that. Hd two point one two d needed if you want four k at one hundred twenty frames per second especially if you have a playstation five or six series x if you want dynamic hdr or if for some reason get a k at sixty frames per second then yeah hd two point one might be for you in other words. I hope you know a little more about hdmi. Two point one.

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Episode 341: New Year, New Jokes!

The Captain's Log with Host Brien Spina Podcast

22:38 min | 1 year ago

Episode 341: New Year, New Jokes!

"Hey guys back. Two Thousand Twenty jared. Freeze my guests on the captain's log. Thank you for joining me man. I appreciate you Take a ride. Doing a little press in bought Myers. Here's your big weekend debut. This is the first time off the comedy club in Naples. Yeah Man I'm pumped to be here. Thank you for having me there we are you you are. I sharing to my people out there. We'll see who's in the morning on with Captain Brian. Let's do it mm-hmm yeah man. It was good. The show was great. We did some radio The one thing that I really was intrigued to talk to you about is one how you started started in comedy and to The podcast thing you got going on you up an benches Co hosts a podcast with Jordan Abraham Mahan on batches called the podcast. And we give dating advice. It's dating and relationship podcasts. Basically the cross between Technology and dating kind of the new the brave new world of dating when it involves your phone and facebook and instagram and snapchat and texting and twitter. And all that stuff so do us all the little tricks hints and knowledge that you learn in your dating life so like I was spin it like living on them. There's no flip. That's that's why people like the show because they're dealing with a guy who's being honest as they can be young. You know like your We we do the male and female perspective on you up and you know a lot of women come to the show because they'll pay jared's a lot like the guy. Hi that I'm seeing. You know I think we're all ten percent away from each other. I'm not gonNA find looking guy. You know your brother your cousin. Your guy you dated the guy dumped the guy who ghosted you so. I'm a lot like the person that you're seeing or ten percent away from them. There were no that that different so I'm a product of timing because because when I went to college it was facebook and then you get out of college updating websites it becomes a little less weird to be on a dating website then it then. You've got twitter facebook instagram instagram snapchat. Almost start to come out as I'm a single guy while dating asked the swiping heiress starts. So it's like I've been going through this stuff love and all I do on the podcast is. I'm I have to be more honest than I can be with. Maybe dated in the past Because on a podcast officer their facial expressions you know in in that so a lot of people come the show they go well. I'm going through this specific situation and I'll understand and I'll remember a time that I was liking a bunch of girls. INSTAGRAM picture. I was snapped chatting instead of texting or I was not sending attacks or saying that was a bad texter. I mostly situations are very similar to ones that I've been through so that's why I can be pretty honest on the show if anything. It's made my life harder because does You know my girlfriend can go and listen to me with right absolutely no filter you know so in. That could be awkward when you go home through the show. I got to tell the truth. The only it's only awkward. If I'm lying you know keeps me. I think more honest tell the truth about all of it. Yea there's nothing to hide so I do understand the thing is like there's no stupid question on the show like A. I think a lot of dating questions get rolled up into this. Like he's not into you and then people move on with their lives and it's like no a lot of people wanNA know the why I'm a lot of people want to know what happened or where it went wrong or how they could have been better And a lot of it comes down to. It's not the match. But then it's also like these. People that you're dealing with have their own Inadequacies and and issues and it's usually the person dealing with their own crap and not Looking a lot of times like girls right like well. I don't WanNa be annoying. I don't WanNa would be too much and it's like that'd be a weird reason to dump you is to go to your friends. A group of your friends go. Can you believe this check. She keeps asking asking me to hang out because she wants to hang out with me. That's me so what on knowing persons like no no. That's not weird girls. Think that lady's gain in their feelings. I I think like I don't know if I should call them then. have been let off the hook by women thinking that they're crazy for many years so I ah since the beginning of time women have gone. Am I being crazy and men have just been allowed to get away with a lot of bullshit. Hey I I understand that. I've been allowed to get away with bullshit to. I'm not saying saying that. This is abnormal or stupid. It's just more that like this is how it goes. You know. It's just an and the podcast there to be like. Hey you're not crazy. You're not stupid but you're not you know your mind. You're not weird for noticing. It's like when someone you know. Someone watches your stories on instagram but doesn't ever foul him. If you brought that up they go stopping so sensitive. You're not so big a deal no all matters so I think that's a big thing with dating where we we. We end up being alone and lonely because we don't talk about these things. So what advice do you give me. I'm saying twice time your expiration expiration date. I take like ten years I basically just I feel I must what happened. Just one thing after another who knows. I don't know if you change age. Whatever I got two great kids things great? What are you looking for? I think a lot of times. It's about being honest with what you want. And it's not about the birth people alive people people what I what I find. Is You know the pupil who say Oh. I had the craziest dating life. They're the ones. Yeah Day of the careers dating life because they get into all these weird stop or they just find one whack job after another. No you're in the story. The constant is you you you you attract attract weird up another no. You're a weird thinkers. Well it's not even that doesn't exist to me bad pickers it's yu-nam being honest with yourself and aware with yourself that you're part of the problem and you have these anxieties and you have these these these quirks that find that bring you certain people that attach to people that left that make it so you don't read between the lines Meghan so you don't back off that makes you don't push forward so this is all personal stuff. Yeah so I mean for you what are you looking for. I'm looking for you know Nice Lady Who's likes to have a good time. You don't WanNa Lady. Why not you nicely and I WANNA I WANNA get drunk with your own ago? I don't see I don't drink a lot well. It doesn't matter where you don't even party dinners somebody like that. We go to dinner. Okay okay human. Living what do I what do I need to look for. Tell me give me a couple of they gonna you gotta be honest with yourself. Do you want to hook up or do you want to a relationship. I mean I love relationship with a lot of hooking up. Let's see me. That's not a lady. What do you mean the woman? That's a frigging the sheets lady streets. No but I'm saying this is this is where we get where we get a little light off because you know people on dating APPs especially they'll go so we'll say well what are you looking for. They'll go maybe hang on and if it could get better if if it's the right match then we'll go on everyone says the same thing after ruined says it's Huckabee first and then I wanna if it's the right person will we'll keep going and it's like yeah that's everybody everybody but what specific type of person you want someone you know that. That's funny. You want someone that we'll talk politics with you. Do you want that wants to talk politics. I don't want anybody who doesn't care about those things that's it. I don't want anybody who was the read my horoscope okay. So those yeah I know nothing about it. Well those are people. Sometimes people talk about horoscopes because they have nothing else to talk about with the BAT has no connection. So they're like okay. Let's find this thing in the paper that that can create a connection Zodiacs talk. I don't know I barely know that you know Y- anyone who talks about Zodiac signs. They just have to talk about. So it's like into right like I think one time I had a I had a day and she literally twenty eight page thesis. But don't you say go on but at that point in the day lost after like the first ninety nine loss Owen bribe like a twenty page. These Zodiac thing. I go okay okay. Cool but give a brother or sister like we're not talking about like anything this point quantum physics and I our editor Puerto Go. We'll lose your family where he from. What was your last boyfriend like? Why did you guys break up like it's sometimes? It's not about the person's telling the what are the questions you're asking you know. Do you care enough to hear the answers to these questions. And you know that's also part of like are you know goes back to what you're looking looking for how serious to want to be. You WanNa go in dinners but lake. I don't WanNa go on dinners with people that I don't want to spend hours. Yes so I'd rather go away. Are you good at dating dating you. You're in a relationship now relationship though. I do think that you're good at it. I don't think there's such a thing as a good at it like I. Have you been married. No kids no kids kids. Yeah safer using protection. That's good that's good. Help say lease as you get what I'm saying like the good attained. There's one that's good at it. There's no good at relationships where all bad at were. It's it's not you know I'm not breaking news by saying difficult things But you know it's a it's not it's What happens when you get the girl that literally is like like? Hey we've gone on five days I think we should go to the next level. And if you don't want to commit to be then we can't each each other anymore and you're like oh but I- cow this garage just to do that at no you know. Why do you need? Here's that well that's the thing you you It's too it's too person. Contract relations are all to people contracts. You both have to sign off. Okay sometimes you say the the contract you don't like and then you start hating the person yeah you don't lose it so that's the that's the that's the hardest part is like you know your negotiations constantly when people you're dating okay. So I mean I'm going through this in my own relationship we were. I'm not above it. We're all not above it so you go on five five days or so on and you're like this is great. I'm having sex. I like us you need before you have. Sex doesn't matter doesn't matter reviewed reviewed. There's no laws rules all any book you read. That says there's a rule that's person that just took your money so like the reality of barrel you you have a stand you on the day you go. I had a great towns. I on this person. We're GONNA have a good word. I'd like to now see them again for the same thing again. The person looks and goes. Yeah but I want you to meet my parents and you go. WHOA that's that's a new contract offer? Yeah and you go well. I'm not ready to meet your parents but I i. I do want to continue seeing you. And then they go. Why don't want him to be with someone who doesn't want to be my parents? There's a very extreme example but I'm saying go I don't WanNa be with someone who knows my parents go. They have to walk with in the negotiation team. I have to I have to say penis with me right. You know like that. Good Dick with you. Take that Dick on taking hands like much. But that's that's the thing you have to be able I. It's like you know you have to walk away at a certain point gonNA walk away from the table and go. Yeah didn't get everything I wanted but I wasn't going to be happy. Happy living living in a contract that wasn't sieve fulfilling my needs and I think a lot of people out what the reason relationships go badly. His one person has the contract they want and the other person is in a contract they don't like and it's like and then they begin to resent the contract that they signed nine and then they blame the person that they signed the contract window when you have a contract when your contract you're always every single time is a contract from the start you and I are in a contract right now said to me. Let's go if you're GONNA come to off the comedy club. Five more shows so funny. We're not GONNA be funny funnier than a lot of dating show. I'm saying in United said and then you go okay but we gotta do Radio Media and then I would go well. I don't want to read it and then you go then we have to. We have to leave the negotiation. Maybe we'll give you money. Maybe I'll give you so. This is the same with dating of you. I think a lot of times in this is really hard for people to understand and I understand that it sounds maniacal but I think two things can be true. Relations are very emotional oceano but also. They're not very personal. So I think a lot of times The things that we're doing are not about the person across Mu it's about you and your needs and your deficiencies again. The things that make you stay up at night like you know like so like I i. I always always trying to like getting shape. But that's like the story of my life. I'm always feeling like I gotTa lose ten or I gotta I gotta eat better You know like so. I was dating a lot of times grows go. Let's go out Tuesday. Let's do dinner and I'd be like I really don't WanNA drink trying to. I'm trying to be good on Tuesday. And then they'll go. I mean I go. I don't like you as much as I like feeling good on Wednesday morning and and that's a tough thing it's not about them. It's personal to them. It's other I don't WanNa go love them. Tuesday it's an I'm fucked up ninety five Turkey Tuesday so I feel good on a Wednesday. So they can go and do my job on a Thursday and it's like now we're we're just two people with our own you know our own craziness in our head trying to find someone who the puzzle piece of other craziness that are confident with. So that's an example where it's like. That's how about the woman that I'm not like I wanted to go out with someone. That's beautiful and smart and fun. That's the that I'm not ready mentally when you do say like. Hey you know what. It's Tuesday night. Why don't you just come over? We'll hang out. We'll get movie. And then they go well then it becomes hurtful and then they go you think. Come over and you think of a Netflix and children's Day. That's when I feel like doing if you WanNa see me on Tuesday. That's that's where Matt but here's that now it's like all I'm saying this is where it becomes personal. This is when it back. Leonard Contract is a contract. That's that's what we went on one date and he wants me to senator couch. Oh you think that you don't WanNa put effort in you want to pay for day. You WanNa you WANNA take at this. This is where you get down those roads you know. And that's why not hampered still in his dating agent sing alive or else could've hung out with you you could effort to you. Is that the last guy who burned me to them. Gotcha so I in that but you might find someone that goes. I I would love to come your couch and show right and then it now. You're a better match now. You're the match. It's not that person it's it's it's about finding that the person that gets mad go though they they traded days. What happens is because stating apps you can find a person and you go? Oh I got I got a person. That's that's Willin interact on this level. And then they try trying to take that person and make them into the person that they were trying to date going back out there to find a new person that might not exist. This all relate. You know it's all affect up. It's all sucks by twenty twenty. Two eighty percent of all relationships will open some match made online. Absolutely I do too because it's still you know it's easy you can do all your poop. You know like you. You could be at the bar while on the toilet. That's threat that right. It's you know what's is better than that. You tell them that or do you not tell them I put up a little toilet a toilet Emoji next to my name when I'm on the toilet. Take away the toilet toilet when I'm on the chat when it's available not available toiler. That's her word I'm smiling him advocates. That's all my best thing. That's great. Jared Friedman gas guys on the cap is log so you can see them all we get it off the hook comedy club get tickets off the hook. COMEDY DOT Com. I like the club. I'm a I'm a fan of the we were fans of you. That's why it took me a little time to figure out date that work for you would be. So you're busy. You're touring all around the country hair. How many weekends you other on? I was on the road in every weekend last year every weekend I I was away ever. I'm Delta Medallion Salad and a Status Shadow Delta Delta Guy No now I I was because I we so I do guy date then. Yeah it's tough Tuesday. GonNa they get one day. I got a good contract. I No I my girlfriend. She's been really good about it. But I I do a lot of different things so like I do. 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The one another part of worship

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The one another part of worship

"Anytime we talk about worship. I find any time. Maybe it's just me. I talk about worship and talk about the priorities in. I talk about the example set in the scriptures. How important being together is for worship. How important it is when we can that we gather together with the saints and it seems like an odd time this time of the situation that we're in right now this pandemic and how churches in some places have even been shut down. How how we have had to take time off from services and there are a number of members that are unable to be with us in the way that they had been previously and to some degree. I suppose this lesson is more for a time when we can be together if that time ever comes but it definitely speaks to the importance of being together when we can. There are certainly going to be times where we're able to my family in particular was corentin. I almost forgot the word. What an odd thing in this world. That i forgot the word quarantine. It's not really a word. I used very often before this time but it certainly become a very well known word sense but we had been quarantined for a time because i had gotten cova and as such. I felt like i needed to walk around with sackcloth and ashes and bang some pod and yellow. Clean unclean the lepers in the old testament had to anytime i walked into any form of public space and i feel like they're still that to some degree that theoretically and i've talked to a very special doctor now very well known doctor auspicious. Yeah well not all of you and talking to him made me feel a lot better that while we don't know everything about covid it does what we're learning is interesting and that perhaps i might not need a vaccine for months or even potentially years. We just don't know enough yet and we're learning as we go which is awesome. But we're talking about worship. We're talking about the importance of being together. And anytime when we talk about the importance of being together. I have one person in particular. I won't tell you who they are. Who came to me one time. It said chris. I can worship god by myself in a boat on the lake while i'm fishing and that was preferred place to worship god and i said well that's certainly true and i would absolutely encourage you. I hope you do seeing. Someone's quietly to yourself deserve the fish and i hope that while you're on that boat on the lake that you thank the lord for the beauty that surrounds you win. The saints are not gathering think about the sacrifice that god recognizes for you to be with the saints when you could be out on the lake when you could be on such fine weather and enjoying yourself so mightily praising him with such fervor imagine the sacrifice that god you are with the sates this principle of being together of desiring to be together and that's been the focus this whole time. I've talked about these principles of worship. One thing i keep getting back to is desire the desire to be together the desire to come together desire to fellowship one with another as well as to worship god they go in tangent and we make a grave mistake when we conclude that worshiping god is the only reason we come together but that was the grave mistake that manmade when he suggested that he could substitute praying and worshiping god and singing songs of praise and whatnot on a lake by himself. He basically concluded that the only effort in worship is praising god that's the only thing worship is four. That's the only time must be together was that's the only important thing that happens in. That is certainly not the case. It is a grave mistake to come that conclusion. But it is a selfish. One is one of the major reasons that we come together to worship god but it is not the only reason in fact. Much of the new testament is dedicated to the responsibility. Each christian has to one another. And i call this one another thing and i think you'll figure out why pretty quickly i call it. One another. i make up words all the time. Just roll with it. This lesson series so far has been principles concerning worship and the service is in general but we are entering a new part where we will be going chronologically through the acts of worship and this is going to seem kind of weird but we're beginning with one which is not technically biblical or in a traditional sense that is to say i don't find it explicitly in the scriptures of situation where they had announcements but most services begin or end with announcements many of them begin. Seems like a good place to start that we talk about the things that are going on in people's lives about the struggles that they're facing about the sickness that's happening the injuries the loss of loved ones. And what is that but an expression of the compassion and the caring that we have for one another cheer that one another because worshiping god coming together is more then simply worshiping god and i don't want to track from worshipping god in the importance of that and we will certainly directly back to it but for a small tangent just for a little while. Let's talk about the responsibility that we have coming together in order to take care of one another that is announcements which is a demonstration of our concern for one another. It is hard to one another when we're not together in the best of times one. Another ring is exceedingly important but imagine if we came to a time where we were unable to be together in the way that we had been previously. Maybe we're not able to be as close to other people. Imagine a time where we had to put blue strips of tape up so that we had to skip seating that you had to stay six feet away and wear some kind of obstructive thing on your face to stop viruses and bacteria from spreading. Imagine how crazy life would be if something like that happen. And how much more important one another thing would be and finding other ways to one another and we're gonna talk more about that. At the best of times one another thing is exceedingly important but this becomes especially important during times where we are unable to gather for various reasons. How are we going to help each other and fulfil our responsibilities to one another without additional effort and the answer is we can't and so even in situations like we heard now where that weird thing on your face and the six feet distance and us not being able to gather sometimes with everybody that would like to be here. We need to work harder than in the aspects of one another. And we're gonna talk about those. Romans chapter fourteen verse nineteen romance ford. We're going to move fairly quickly. So if you you can't keep up you have all of the verses going to be talking about except the last one which is in john thirteen romans fourteen verse nineteen says therefore let us pursue the things i love this. Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another let us pursue the things that assist us in making peace with one another and edifying one another edify a big word. It's actually smaller than what we usually use where it just means to encourage to uplift to assist to help to edify one another and in a time like this where people are unable to be together with the folks they would normally be with where they are separated sometimes even corentin for unspeakably long times. Edification is important and we received that when we were quarantined. People called us and let us know that they were thinking about us as how we were doing. The texted us. They we got a few cards along the way. Edification is important to the church to remind each other that we care. And it's something that doesn't have to be done here explicitly but is especially useful in times like this where we can be together where when the announcements are red and things are going on in someone's life and we can go up to them and we can say i am praying for you. I am thinking about you. how can i help you. And sometimes the simple effort of making the first move is enough to help them feel better to encourage them to edify them. Innovations five in verse. One thousand nine. He says to speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing and making melody your heart to the lord. We'll talk about this when we talk about singing but our worship to god is vertical. Obviously not at any kind of goddess up there in any kind of particularly tange tangible way but that he is with us we usually reference it that way but that singing ever noticed. What am i doing wrong. That's causing that. Something keeps banging on the microphone. There we go. Let's try to fix this. Ciller irritate everyone anymore than it usually do. Speaking to one another in psalms in hymns and spiritual songs making melody in your heart to the lord there is a vertical element to that our worship needs to be praised god to glorify him. But it's also it's also communicating with one another. There is a. I don't know. I guess you would call it. A byproduct a happy by product that we get to encourage each other. If you've ever noticed. And i hope you do that when we sing songs. When we sing the songs in our songbook many of them are written to be edifying to teach lessons to communicate things. And you've probably heard me seeing some of the verses of the bible. Because that's how i learned them because in song we oftentimes learn better than without so when i was in preaching school we spent a lot of time my wife spent a lotta time converting many of the memory versus that i had to memorize in order to pass classes. We turn them. My wife turned them into songs. And there were some that were hard and there are some rap songs and there are some. I mean it was like beat boxing. It was ridiculous but it worked and it if it works. It's not stupid but there were times. I feel kind of stupid which is itself really dumb. So you'll hear me now. Because i have grown out of that issue of worrying about what people think of me thankfully and you'll hear me sing. Glaciers to ten or twenty. I've been crucified with christ. Nevertheless i christ liveth and meet and the life that i now live in the flesh i live by faith in the son of god who loved me and gave himself for me. Hear me sing weird songs like be careful little eyes what you see. Because i'm not ashamed of the bible. And i'm not ashamed in how i've learned and how i've grown in it and neither should any of us when we're singing these songs. We should be thinking about what we're seeing because it's not just god though. That's a really good reason to think about what we're singing. It's also to each other. It's also being mindful of the people that are present so that we're not just singing because it's going on in the background but we're mindful of the things that are going on. If asians five twenty two he moves on twenty one submitting to one another in the fear of god colossians the reverse thirteen. I like this one bearing one another and forgiving one another. If anyone has a complaint against another even as christ forgive you you also must do. It's really hard to fight with people when you're not together. My mom proved that when she grounded my mom or my sister and i she separates us because we fought too much now what we needed to learn in what she wanted to teach us by leaving us together for a time was that we needed to work things out and i'm sure you from larger families you know this you've learned that being together sometimes causes friction but that's a good thing because it inevitably teaches you also how to bear with one another and we have a hard time learning that with each other. If we're not together like i'm going to rub you the wrong way like it's just going to happen. There are going to be character traits that. I have things that i do that are going to annoy you. Not that i'm gonna listen to me right now but there will be and you're going to have to learn how to bear with me now. We're not gonna talk about me burying with you but we're disappoint- way right now. That's just think about this one and forgiving one another. There's a responsibility for us to do. Both of those two things in both of them are very difficult if we're not together if we don't have opportunity to irritate each other by being together colossians three in verse. Sixteen goes back to a fijian's five. Nineteen if if you ever read if asians if you're reading through it you should read colossians right afterwards. Because they are sister books if talks about it in efficiencies. Probably gonna talk about in colossians outside of like three things and it's really useful because you can the two together to figure out what he's talking about. It's very similar to timothy and titus but in colossians chapter three verse sixteen says let the word of christ wealthy richly all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with grace your heart of a lower that teaching and admonishing these songs were written and they're not just written to be pretty and really if all were singing them is to be pretty than we are missing the point missing the point. They're not about being pretty though. Sometimes they're written that way and sometimes they make sometimes they make irrational decisions in regard to the song and the word simply because they want it to fit. That frustrates me. Because it's not about the song it's not about the singing. It's not about the sound it's about the message about the message and i've always been glad for that because i don't i don't seem very well that's okay at least got tells me that. That's okay. I four in verse nine. He's talking about loving and we're gonna get back to loving but i want to notice. Verse leans forward verse ninety says but concerning brotherly love. You have no need that. I should write to you. And i love this. He's like you guys do this loving thing really well for you. Yourselves are taught by god to love one another. You are taught by god. Like god has instructed you in this matter and it is a responsibility that you have that you recognize because god is the one who taught you and then if you go back to chapter three in verse twelve for slovenian's three verse twelve and may the lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all dressed as we do to you wait a second. I thought they did well it love. What is paul. tell them. I know you've got this love thing. Pretty well down chew still need to increase. There's always opportunity to grow and love is one of those things that can always use increasing. We could always love molar. We can always grow in that even more than we already do. And paul ends there just as we do to you. I love that puzzling. This isn't just a thing. Where i'm telling you what to do but i don't do it myself. I love you guys. He says and there's this responsibility this important responsibility for each and every one of them to recognize their love for not only god. Because that's often times where we focus. Look at the number of times that he talks about one. Another i lineage. Five in verse eleven he says therefore comfort each other and edify one another comforted edify a really weird terminology synonyms and yeah. He utilizes both of them. Which really should say this is really important. Like let's get this down comforting and edifying men. It's even hard to figure out how long ago it was a while ago i talked about the responsibility of a preacher and one of those responsibilities to comfort the afflicted and that makes a lot of sense to a lot of people a lot of people think that is the sole responsibility of the preacher. But there's another half to that. It's not just preaching god's word and comforting people who are sick and encouraging them when things are going bad and visiting them and whatnot comfort the afflicted and there's another side of that coin afflicting the comfortable and in hebrews chapter three verse thirteen he says but exhort one another daily while it is called today lest any of you hardened through the deceitfulness of sin so paul in i s alone. Enc talks about comforting and edifying and then the hebrews writer utilizes the word exhort. Those aren't the same. They're not sending him back. Exhort means to challenge it means to make corrections. It means to to call out things when you see them and make sure that they get addressed. This is the opposite or this is ultimately the issue in first corinthians five with the man who's living in adult life. No one exhorted him to make the appropriate corrections. They just went along with it. They just said okay. We're going to be super loving and allow this to go on. But that wasn't loving because he was on a road to hell. If he had continued on that road he would have gone to hell because of it and they would have been assisting and paul challenges them and says this is not okay. It's not okay that that the people are talking about this. Even the gentiles are talking about. How ridiculous this is and you guys are like. Hey we're really understanding. There's a time and a place to be comforting. And there's a time and a place to exhort comfort the afflicted and the comfortable. And it's not just the preacher's job guess what else. It's also the elders job. That's part of their responsibility. You go through the responsibilities of the elders and especially in titus one of the reasons that they need to be well equipped in god's word and not novices is because he continues into chapter. Two part of their responsibility is to make corrections to the people who are coming in teaching all kinds of ridiculous things. Paul calls those in ephesus. The elders in ephesus when he meets them in my lead as he warns them about the wolves that are gonna come in and they're going to have to stand up and take care of the flock and sometimes that means throwing people out letting them know that the things that they're teaching are unacceptable not just being accepting of anything comfort the afflicted that's our responsibility to each other and afflict the comfortable when folks are getting too comfortable. We need to let them know that changes need to be made that there is a need for change. And that's kind of what he's getting to the hebrews writer hebrews chapter ten in verse twenty four and twenty five. He says let us consider one another. Have you have you. Have you tracked called one another. Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some but exhorting one another and so much more as you see the day approaching. Let us consider one another. It's an interesting concept. How do we consider one another. We think about it. We think about what the church family needs. What is god's family need. what will serve them best. And how can we best serve them. And it's going to be a myriad of different things it's going to be challenging them. It's going to be comforting them. It's going to be helping them. It's going to be being hospitable. Confessing your trespasses in praying for them but the whole goal of all of the choices that we make in this life is that we stir up love and good works within the body of christ. Our goal needs to be to help. Elevate the church however we can and we do it one another we do it one body at a time one person at a time and the easiest time to do it is when we are together there are other opportunities to do it but and sometimes that must be focused on because we can't be together but when we can be together desire needs to be that we be together that we come together when we hand that when the doors are open that we are present not just because we want to worship god and we want to punch are ticket or fill in our time clock whatever the case might be but because we care about god and we care about each other and that's really hard to care about each other when we're not together james five and verse sixteen says confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed first peter four nine and ten hospitable to one another without grumbling now there are a lot of people that drop food off at our house and ran away so i wasn't sure that they were grumbling. One of them took a few too many cookie bars here now. He knows who he is now. That was the cost of dropping them off. I guess but the grumbling part is a really interesting thing that that peter ads here. He says be hospitable to one another without grumbling. Have you ever done something for somebody else. But you hated that you were doing it. Have you ever been hospitable mankind. But that kindness didn't really flow all the way so you're smile and go all the way up. It didn't meet your eyes. You might say that you were begrudging in the things that you were doing and there's a time and a place where sometimes that's all we've got. We know the right thing to do. And sometimes we do it but that doesn't need to be where we live. We need to grow beyond that to where we want to be hospitable. And it doesn't just mean opening your home's though it can mean that it absolutely can mean that it can also mean dropping food office. Someone's don't work. It can mean a lot of things being hospitable and that is just taking care of them caring about them loving them speaking of loving one another as we saw there and i s loney and four and three love. If you are mindful of it. I corinthians thirteen almost eleven. That's around chapter. I corinthians thirteen. The love chapter communicates one thing to me. Most assuredly is that love is not a feeling love is a commitment. Love is a choice that you make and love is something you fall out of. It might be something you decide not to do anymore. But when we made love a feeling we really did a disservice to the concept of love and as you can imagine as we have talked about a number of things we talked about submitting to one another speaking to one another through song. Edifying burying forgiving teaching admonishing loving increasing in. That love comforting. Edifying exhorting considering each other being hospitable and ministering to them the kind of pales in comparison to the use that the new testament writers use of loving each other. Which in my mind if i read. I corinthians thirteen. And i understand fully what it's talking about. He's a lot bigger than any one of those things in fact encompasses all of those things. I'd much more. Loving is an commitment. It's a decision that we make. I peter chapter one verse. Twenty two he says. Since you purified your souls. And obeying the truth through the spirit incensio love of the brethren love one another fervently with a pure heart because you have been changed by god because you have been conformed to his image because you have chosen to put on christ and put off that old man of sin and put away the sin of your life into lay it at the cross love one another fervently with a pure heart i love the word fervently as if loving. Somebody wasn't enough. He's like fervently like i'm an add to this in this way i peter chapter three in verse eight. Finally all of you be of one mind having compassion for one another love his brethren be tenderhearted. Be courteous. I peter four in verse eight will move from right now. I john chapter three in verse. Eleven he says for this is the message that you heard from the beginning that you should love one. Another not as kane loved his brother. I think that's hilarious. Like this are very of love and even goes on to talk about that like. He's not confused on how kane didn't love his brother. He's saying that it's a choice. And cain chose not to love his brother. don't love. Your brother cane loved his brother. You murder him. Rather love your brother in the way that god has loved you and this has been the message heard from the beginning. What an incredible. What an incredible thing for for john to communicate. Especially if he's going to move on to talk about a new commandment in this commandment over and over again he's saying this is not new. This has been around even before. Cain and abel cain and abel got expected them to love each other so this is not new. Talk about love. It's not a new thing. I john chapter three verse twenty three and this is the commandment that we should believe on his on the name of jesus christ and love one another he gave us commandment not only is this commandment from the beginning. But jesus himself has loved us. And jesus himself as we'll see a few moments has given us explicitly the commandment to love one. Another for sean ford for seventy says beloved let us love one. Another for love is of god and everyone who loves is born of god and knows god he who does not love does not know god for god is love. I don't know if you guys sing this song. It's a fantastic. Saw and i did not appreciate it for a long time in part because i felt really conscientious about my singing abilities and i was really missing out. This is entire passage putting song in around like roar. Your boats fantastic. He says everyone who loves is born of god and knows god he who does not love does not know god for god is love. God is not referenced in an explicit way to a lot of things but he is explicitly related to love and to light and if we want to be children of his. We have to embody those same characteristics for sean chapter. Four and verse. Eleven is the last on this list beloved. If god so loved us. I love it. I love the argument that he makes here beloved. If god so loved us we also ought to love one another. No one has seen god at any time. If we love one another god abides in us and his love has been perfected in us so the challenge to love one another but it goes beyond that here. he's talking about how god has loved us first and we have that challenge to love in the same way that god has loved us which is beyond our ability to accomplish. Let's be fair here but we need to strive for. We need to work towards to understand that this love that we need to have for one another needs to grow for selene story story. We need to increase in that love. We need to keep growing in it so that we will continue to develop and get closer to the love that god has for us as well as the love that god has for each of us. No one has seen god at any time. If we love one another god abides in us and his love has been perfected in us. We all like being loved. We appreciate that. God loves us. I hope i that's not necessarily the most generic of statements because not everyone does appreciate that. God is love them not everybody. It's difficult sometimes people to appreciate the love of god because it doesn't come in the form that they are accustomed to because they relate love to a feeling and god doesn't love us in a feeling way. He loves us commitment way and he has committed so much to our well-being he has committed so much to our future and he has committed that through his son. And if we love in the way that god loves sacrificial if we love one another in the way that jesus has loved us we perfect. Love of god in us. We demonstrate that. God didn't waste his love on us. I guess you would say because if we don't learn how to love we're not of god and we don't even know god if we can't learn to love if we can't learn to move past the ridiculous nonsense that this world brings and how frustrating we all can be and how annoying. Chris can be man. That guy i tell you named chris here and look at essentially jesus words john thirteen. I told you we're going to hear earlier. John thirteen thirty four thirty five. I love the context of john thirteen because earlier in this chapter jesus washes his disciples feet and at the end. I love that he tells them they don't know what he's done. You don't understand what i've done right now but you will and anytime. My dad has ever said that it didn't turn out well and it turned out really well for them but they got on board with something that they didn't really understand fully and many of us were that way when we came into christ. We didn't really understand fully what we were getting involved in hopefully over time as we've developed our understanding and we've grown our relationship with god and with one another and his expectations on us. We have appreciated what god is calling us to do. Not everyone does. It's impossible to know fully what you're getting involved in before you fully embrace it. But look at what he says. After he has washed his disciples feet. They're in chapter thirteen. He tells them that. If i your master have washed your feet you also ought to wash one another's feet now. How many of them. If jesus had started that way with said on. I'll just wash my own feet of this whole situation like you to watch other people's feet. I don't want to do that. Well just keep you from washing my feet and we'll be all good. But that's not really what jesus was after here would jesus was demonstrating was how lowly he was willing to be if i am your master if i am the god of heaven earth if i am the son of the father the creator of all things. If if i'm willing to wash your feet you also ought to be willing to wash one another's feet. And then he says here in thirty four he says a new commandment i give to you that you love one another. That's not new though. That's not the new part of the commandment that's been from the beginning. In fact the next part is where we get into the new part he says a new commandment i give to you that you love one another as i have loved you that you also love one. Another by this all will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. What's going to be the demonstrating quality of christians. It's not that they carry their bible under their arms. It's not that they're bible isn't actually dusty and setting on a shelf all their lives. It's not how many trivia bible questions they can answer on jeopardy and how ridiculous everyone else seems the qualifying description from jesus here of what a christian truly stands for is one who is not just willing to wash one another feet which is the lowliest job which is the least desirable job in the jewish world was the job that went to the gentile if there was one and if not it was the least light servant jesus was willing to do that. And if jesus is willing to do that for his disciples. What are we unwilling to do for each other. Because what did he do he. He took the burdens of our sins to the cross. He made himself a cursed and he was hung on a tree for you. And and for me. If we want to be christ we must recognize and embrace the love. He and the father has for us and express that 'love to one another prioritizing opportunities to be together into fulfill love in other ways when we are unable to be together. There are gonna be times that we can't be together and in situations like that. We must redouble our efforts to make sure that we are taking care of one another but when we can be together our desire to worship god and praise him and our desire to be and to encourage and to uplift and yet sometimes to exhort needs to be at the forefront of our hearts because we love one another. We're not talking about how many times i have to come the services. That's the wrong question. And that's the question. I always get in is the last question i want people to ask. How many times do you want to come and be together with the saints if you would rather be on the lake fishing instead of what the saints then to a degree you might as well be there but if you wanna be with the saints if you want to one another with us this is the place to be when we're together or wherever we are if we're over at somebody's house cookout or if we're meeting for a game night i know these things are crazy now but one day. Maybe they won't be one day. Maybe we'll be able to get together again and sit closer than six feet and won't that be a glorious day but more importantly is that one day we definitely will be very close. If we're in heaven together that we can love one another in the most perfect way that we can encourage one another in the greatest of ways. And if you're not prepared for that day if you're not prepared for eternity then you need to make that preparation today tonight if it needs to be made and we can help you because we want to be together with you and eternity. We want you to make the preparations whether it's to come to christ and repent of your sins to be baptized for their mission of your sins to figure out what it is. That god wants you to do with your life or whether it's to come back to him because you've walked away whatever it is. We can help you with tonight to put your life right with him or to help you on your way. One another is important to us. And that's something that we all need to take responsibility for whatever we can do for you pray that you would let it be known as together we.

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Being Mindful Of Idolatry In Our Own Hearts  Prescribing Truth Podcast Ep. 61

Prescribing Truth Podcast

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Being Mindful Of Idolatry In Our Own Hearts Prescribing Truth Podcast Ep. 61

"Prescribe truth. Doctor Jamal apologised aboard, sir. Creche change. True. Welcome back. Everybody to prescribing truth, I'm Jamal bandied. This is your first time. Listen this on your various podcasts as please leave review. They let me know what you think of the show, I really appreciated hopefully, a washing his love on you to every Sunday six pm. I try to stream live or U2. on tonight's episode. I'm actually streaming a little bit later because I had to travel. I am in Atlanta Georgia right now on training for my job. And so I was like well bring my laptop with me. And I still wanna go live and be able to talk to you guys and show on my heart and erica's podcast. So thank you for coming on. And thank you for listening. First off I want to give a shoutout to some new patriots'll. And I am thankful, man. It usually shouting out a patriot shout one at a time. But this time this time I shout out three new patriots, y'all. Whoo. AD robe, lis-, Shannon and Miguel. Davila. Thank you so much for joining me on patriots. Thank you for your contribution. If there's just one time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I greatly. Appreciate it in you to if you like to support prescribed truth you can do. So by joining me on patron at patron dot com for slash prescribed truth for only dollar you can help us out a lot of ours. Getting this content out the the streaming software takes to get this knowing and you know, the project and working on trying build a studio it really helps. It really does. So thank you so much for your contribution for those who give for my current patriots. And for the newest thank you so much, and if you can support us, I greatly. Appreciate it. If not appreciate your prayers on tonight show. I wanted to talk about being mindful being mindful of our dollar tree in our own hearts. Now this conversation I had with young man, dealing with an idol and. He didn't recognize wasn't idle, and this particular subject, speaking about music, the type of music that we listen to that we like, and he expressed that that certain type of music has continent that blasphemes God that disrespect guy. But yet. Just like the song. I mean, you know, how many how many of us have gone through that? We we like this. We like the beach. We like the sound of it and and everything else, but man that content. I mean, the contents openly blasting God and blasting it where he stands for what he approves. And what he loves yet. He just can't stop listening to this song because we enjoy the sound. We enjoy the music we enjoy high makes us feel you know, and I had axed him. Really? I gave them something to consider like, you know, if somebody that we love if it's like, my my wife, or my mother somebody like that that know somebody that I love and care about. And I heard someone make a song that disrespected them, and who they are what they stood for. How would that make you feel? How does it make me feel and it was two things to conclusions? That came out of that situation with one conclusion is that it would make me upset because it's talking about my mother, and I'm not gonna support you're talking about my mommy on my wife, your blatantly doing it. I'm not gonna listen to you. Now Galicia music. I don't care if I liked the music. I'm not gonna listen to him not going to support you in that way. Because who disrespecting? So did not thought about it. The conclusion was man, do I do I put my wife above guy and say, we'll house there so well because if I if there's a same type of content that disrespects guide yet, I say, oh, you know. I mean. Yeah, they they don't they don't they're talking about God. But it's okay. Listen to it. No problem, you know. But then for my wife, and I get upset. I get I get outraged and not I wanna throw it away. When I made my wife and item. I wife is more important more important more Brevard sd reverence in my own heart and God. Then as another maybe I'm out allies in the music. Maybe yes, I know the content blasphemes God, I know that the ones who's making the song is disrespecting goddess. Also for yet. I mean, not just listen I cannot. Go without listen to this all the rest of my life is not going to be right? If I don't listen to this this music at that point than I've out allies, the music of idolized the band, or whatever may be. And suddenly, oh man that I had the same this same understanding that I went through with dealing with some hip hop songs. Emmy is just a reality. And I remember on Sondra used to love growing up up by mopey. I'll know Johnno about that. But any up that was my jail, man. Like, I ride I remember riding. I'm I ride in my car manager splashing flashing lyrics. And it was like man like, but just the content already think about what the song is talking about. And I love the instrumental music the instrument itself just just get in. But listen to content is conscious about kidnapping somebody beating somebody taking something from them. You know, saying that's what that's what the loser talking about. Now, what has gone say about those things those things good bad or evil or what you know? And I was thinking about the content of like man like so so in a song. Oh, yeah. And then in this on do blessing by calling no using his name in vain. But is like man, I how can I be into like I'm not talking about just just ride into the be? I mean 'cause I could play instrumental of the song. I don't think it's anything wrong with that. But I used to quote, delirious and everything just be jamming. And I begin to to he up yet that food and I'm. I'm like, well, wait a minute it kidnapped that food. And I'm like, oh, what am I saying? I'm actually because it fits with this beat. I'm actually praising the fat don't wanna kidnap somebody. I don't know. I may not under them not gonna go out there and kidnap nobody. But what am I saying, what am I supporting innocence? And I think about them on heart. Now, you may not have that conviction when it goes music, but this while saying like this is being mindful of dollar tree in our own hearts. What are we supporting? Now, this particular song that the gym was no Surat music, and the the artist the band or or eight the S, and that doesn't necessarily mean thing. I mean, they'd be eighty systemic asong that still has truth in it. It's true. That's good. Right. But the content of the song will be very like anti God anti religious like that. So that's that's what that was. And so we'll just about that. Because the music now I wanted to this podcast, not just not just on the subject of music, but on anything what is it in our lives that we put before God. We know that God is pre. He's he's supposed to be should be demands. To be the head of our lives. What he stands for? We supposed to delight in his laws delight in his ways. What are we putting in front of him? What are we serving before him? And I would like to argue also was this argument just put before you that even when we sing. I mean, just think about the send that we commit in our hearts and our minds the things we do that. We know that are contrary to the word of God. At that moment that very moment when we thought in evil thoughts, we committed adultery just think about it for a moment. We was a dodgers. Be worshiped in served something else. Other than God. Let us sit for just a moment. Just think about that. When I tell a lie. Why did I tell a lie? What was that trying to protect? Goss as he despises. He hates those who tells laws he says the liar have their place in the lake of fire. What what was it? That was so important that I had to lie. What was I what what was I I'd allies at that moment, whether be my reputation, whether it be my my word that wanted to be seen like I was false at that moment. Just you know, was it myself always trying to protect myself by immed- funny or not trying to get in trouble at the end of the day. I mean, I think if you it the moment you allies yourself, your yourself is more important than God. At that moment. That very moment that you told a lie. What about when we will look at the opposite sex with less or even the same sex or we look at someone with less. What is that? What is it? We've may aid. We've either made that them them the person we're looking at an idol or even once again, we're satisfying our own desires and our own less. Making ourselves the idol. Enemy so subtle. I think a lot of times, especially those of us who are formed. We know that we're born in born in sin that we're sinful by nature and his only by the power of God that we are regenerated a heart changed that we go from loving are sent a hating our sin from hating righteousness to loving, righteousness. We we know that. And we also know that because that happened we still deal with sin. We still deal with it. But what does that reveal in us? What should that reveal in us that we still have that struggle at battle? Is that we still struggle with dollar tree? At the root of it all of us. Is not because you happen to go. See something like go see certain movies because you happen to celebrate us our day or do this and do that at third that you become idolaters? It's not that. Every time you say thought word or deed. It root of that is idolatry. There is something that you feel is more important and obeying God. When Goss says, thou shalt not and then you still do. That makes a little bit of says. I hope you understand what I'm coming from here. No, this should not make you feel comfortable to the believer to the believer. Who's listening to this? This should not make you feel comfortable in your San this should not make you feel like, oh, I deal with this on a daily basis. Oh, well, it's just you know, it's just another day. Like, no, this should have you run to the feet of the cross two feet of cheeses crowd to crowds and constantly crowd to the Holy Spirit to container to wash U to Moshi shape. You into image of Christ. Because that's our sanctification. I'm gonna help of the spirit we're being made into image of Christ. And then, and that's what makes me so happy about the scripture that says that he will begun a good work in us will perform it into the day of Jesus Christ guy would not give up on us. He won't stop the work that he started in us. We still should be mindful of those blind spots of those heirs and allows that show our dollar tree. Would we allies? I realize my own heart my own heart. Sometimes it's my simple pride. You know me wanting to be right. We wanted to be at the top me wanted to be the center. And that's where my idolatry lies idolizing myself. What is it that you just is self examine your hearts? What is it that you put before God think about prayer time should be the bible says pray without ceasing? What what is what is keeping you from spending time with the Lord getting that time alone with him? What is holding you back in that area? What are you? What are you rather doing? And and doing that get into the word reading God's word being cleansed by his word being convicted by his word. What is keeping you from? That is it is you there things that you trying to do wanting to do like, you don't have enough time, quote, unquote. I'm talking to myself to y'all. This is not just not just you is is is us. This particular park has I'm definitely reaching out to fellow believers see for those of you who listen to who may not know Christ. And I hope that you attorney from San see how even as believers were still being mindful of our sin knowing by which are strength comes from knowing that it comes from the Lord knowing that I only hope in Christ. My hope is that you to turn from your sins and put your trust in Christ him alone for salvation that if you have a voiding lifelike, you can't live without such such that you recognize that void is truly because you need Christ. He's what you're missing not to acohol not the smoke. Not the man not the woman not the things Christ. He's it. He is what we need what we desperately need. Hope you see that. I want you to think about what is it that? Deemed to be more important. I always think about just a small things. Oh, my son playing playing around playing in a room. Having a good old time and me getting harsh with him for just being loud is being child. What is that was sending he commit? And what was it? The heavy be harsh with him when the scriptures. Tell me not to provoke much to wrath anger being unfair is myself was when I need what I want is more important at this moment, my own selfishness. And now, we know that selfishness. Is definitely dollars real self. Selfishness is out allies itself. We have to be mindful. Let's examine our hearts. This do that. And let's turn from that sent turn from sin where it is. We're seeing is present air needs to be repentance praise. The Lord our salvation is not predicated on how good we keep the law. How perfect we keep the law praise. God praise God, it is Jesus Christ who kept the law to a T in his in him that we have righteousness is through him is his righteousness that we hold onto. In his by him that we are justified. Not in our own doing. But is because he did that because he first loved us. And by his spirit, we love him. And what did you say you love me, you'll keep my commandments? So are obeying God are striving is out of love. We don't make excuses because we're not perfect. That's not an excuse is because we're not perfect. We constantly find says defeat of Kreis linked. Todd discoursed remain go on dischord, man. You don't have to be patient to do. So you can just come onto Lincoln description in come on in this discourse over here. We have some good conversations. They're building a community really thankful for it. Now here I just a few texts scripture that mentions dollars talked about dodger and going to read them off to you there. This Colossians three five therefore considered a members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil, desire and greed, which amounts to add dollar tree. Classes three five. So that's basically what I was saying earlier that these things think about it consider consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality dead to impurity debts, passion, evil, desire and greed. These things that satisfy you Paul says these things amount to adultery we're serving ourselves. And instead of serving God by committing these sins first Peter four three for the time already passed fishing for you to have carried out desire of the gentiles having pursued a course of sensuality lust drunkenness carousing drinking parties and abominal abominable idolatry. I'm the significance. Reading these texts scripture to you guys is that idolatry, isn't that? You just worshiping something as bowing down the knee or abounded Neil. Or throwing your hands up at something, you know. And worshiped like it's not always that you know, that you had interest beginning image. So you know, you may not be sending in the mirror seeing in the mirror and worshiping you. I like, you know, like praising you, you probably you probably not doing that. You're not you're not being that extreme. But in the sense that we commit we are indeed committing adultery in amounts to idolatry liquid of Gaza of Samuel uses of Sam Samuel said insomnia concerning Saul for rebellion is as sit as a scent of nation and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord. He has also reject you from being king. That's I Samuel thirteen. Twenty three was a Sammy's words to Saul. But what it look what he said. For rebellion is as the sin of nation and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry insubordination. What is that? Has your what is it happens when you're insubordinate? You disobeying command? You're disobeying one who's in authority our sin. We commit send. We've disobey God. It is inequality is also a dollar tree is also one of the fruit the works of fruit. One of the works of the flesh in just five twenty. I rent the ten fourteen tells us to flee from dodger. So this should be. This should be attitude. Comes idolatry three from it. What is an idol in your life? What are you holding onto? So dear. Lord, God hates. I remember. When I was at the hearing, the gospel, and it was rested. I was wrestling with my mind for time, and I'll be the law. It was really working on my heart. And I really believe the Lord save me in just wrestling with his coming to grips with own sin. And it was in that it was in that moment, I recognized that I have all my life. Love my said in truly hated God. I love my said my, and it was all because it'll because things that I wanted to do. I found pleasure in I was serving myself praise golfing. His mercy praise off his grace. So let's be mindful of that guys. So we think about our dollar. We're talking about worship worship of things serving of anything else other than God. What are you starving? Now, it's important that we define these terms correctly. When I don't want to happen. I don't want anybody to do when they leave here is that they in idol that may not truly be an idol, you think about the things you say that you can't live without that. You just gotta have this. If you don't have this. You know, what you do like your life depended on it that may be an idol that maybe something that you serving because you're willing to do what it takes to hold onto it. But then maybe things that may not necessarily be an idol, but examine your heart. Examine your heart. The see of it is would you love? So dear. Does above God? I think about that. When it comes to my family when it comes to when it comes to this podcast when it when it goes to prescribe truth as a whole where it comes to things I wanna do my job. And you know, the thing about all of that. Are these things more important than guy? Am am. I put in these things before God. And the answer is. Yes, did I need to step back? And he still backing to go to the Lord. Turn from that terminus in trust Kreis. So I hope this was helped before you hope this may have been helpful to somebody who's listening to be mindful of dollars, or even if it's just to to draw your attention to areas in your life that you've made out of thought about. If there was something that I missed those Yoohoo listening feel free to leave comments and whatnot on your thoughts. Concerns? Anything of these do Saugrain appreciate it. But that's all I had. So remembered. Is world is full of errors with the only thing that dotted prescribes is truth lessons.

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