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A highlight from Three Lessons from the Book of Exodus: Charlie's Speech to Colorado Christian Academy
"I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Okay, please take a seat. I'm going to close this. Okay, so I want to get to question and answer because I think that's actually the most fun, and I have a feeling there's a lot of questions. There's a lot I could talk about. First, I just want to say there's something really exciting happening in the country where I'm getting invited to speak at schools like this all across the country that didn't exist a decade ago, where parents are starting to rise up and start new communities and start new schools. This is exactly what is necessary in the country right now. Because there if is a woke private school and a failed public school, just start a new school. And we are really good at starting new things. We're really bad at preserving our things from getting captured and infiltrated. That's a separate issue. They're experts at infiltration, experts at destabilization. But I just want to compliment and commend the whole team here. Think really big because the demand is greater than you could ever imagine. I Colorado. love I hate what these people have done to it. And you have to think multigenerationally. You really do. And that's why this effort is so incredibly important. And you have no idea the child that you might be helping educate at Colorado Christian, the impact that they might make. You have no idea if they might be a changemaker, an entrepreneur, a senator, a congressman, something beyond your wildest imagination. Or the most important thing, a loyal husband and wife and someone who loves the Lord, honestly, even beyond a massive changemaker. So I'm going to actually talk about my favorite book of the Bible. I don't think you'll really guess it. It's funny. I love the word and I love what it does to you through different walks of life. And because I'm a glutton for punishment, I've decided to go through the first five books of the Bible in original Hebrew and go verse by verse. If you want a really big challenge, do that. Just finished Leviticus. That's no fun at all. It's unbelievably awesome as a Christian to read Leviticus for many different reasons. And it's amazing. But my favorite book of the Bible is the book of Exodus. And it's not quoted enough or understood enough. And I really think that there's more parallels for what we're living through right now in the book of Exodus than almost any other part of the word. I And so was studying and studying Exodus and so much pops out. So I'm going to go three lessons that I think we as believers, we as patriots, can derive from the book of Exodus. And some you say, OK, I've heard that one before. But I guarantee you I'm going to isolate a verse that you've probably never heard any pastor ever isolate. It's just kind of what I call a flyover verse. You know what I'm talking about? Where you just kind of skim. You're like, OK, let's go. You know, it's like the verse before John 3 16, John 3 15 and John 3 17. Does anyone know those? Probably not. Well, maybe in this room. But very few people do, right? It's a flyover verse. So it's first important to remember Exodus in Greek means the way out. Ex hodos, right? And the actual labeling of the verse is Israelites oppressed or the captivity in Egypt. The whole Old Testament, the first five books of the Bible of the word of God is centered around Egypt. Egypt is actually the villain of the Torah. Egypt is tyranny. Egypt is authoritarianism. Egypt is paganism. Egypt is godlessness. Egypt is one size fits all rule. Said differently, Egypt is the Biden administration. And so now if I offended you, you're in the wrong dinner. I'm sorry. Like so and the whole Bible is written even in Genesis. It's written as a refutation of Egypt. And if you know anything, devout Jews will tell you that the Exodus is the most important thing. Creation and Exodus are the two most important parts of Jewish life, right? Whether it be the Passover Seder, whether it be the Shema, whatever it is, Egypt is the whole ballgame, right? And like remember how we were delivered from Egypt and I'll dive into that. So there's this amazing thing and you remember the end of Genesis, right? Joseph does this remarkable stuff. He doesn't do it. God doesn't through Joseph and he's just a messenger. And he basically saves Egypt from famine and from starvation and saves the whole civilization, right? And the first chapter of Exodus sets up the whole, it's what I call the turning point chapter and we're living through this right now in America. And this is why Christian education is so important and why supporting this academy is so important. And it's a verse that you would just kind of read over and like, okay, yeah, whatever. Then rose a king over Egypt who did not know Joseph. Okay, Charlie, what's the big deal? That's exactly what's happening on university campuses across the country. Then rose a generation that did not know George Washington. Then rose a generation who did not know Abraham Lincoln. You get tyranny when you forget the sacrifices that were made before you. You get tyranny when you don't know your history. Right there, the entire book of Exodus gets set up. So here's Joseph that through God saves them from famine, saves them from starvation. The Egyptians should have statues made to Joseph. They should have songs made to Joseph. But all it took was one king who didn't have the memory of what Joseph did before. And then what happens? That king rises and everything changes. He says, who are these Israelites? They multiply like insects. Let's get rid of these guys. If you fail to pass down your values from one generation to the other, you can quickly all of a sudden get authoritarianism, tyranny, murder, genocide very, very quickly. It can happen in one generation. And I don't think we as Christians isolate this teaching enough because we act as if it happens automatically sometimes. Like, oh, I can send my kid to government school and they'll still share my values. You know, we go to church once a quarter and, you know, we listen to Christian music, you know, every so often and, you know, like through osmosis. And even in the cocktail reception, people come up to me and they say, Charlie, how am I supposed to deal with kids that don't share my values? How did this happen? And my question is always the same. You know, what college did they go to? Always. And in this case, it was Northwestern in Michigan, right? So nice selections. But again, I'm not picking on you guys. It's a very sweet couple. But it was just stood out, right? And you're here tonight because you want your children to share your values, that you want your children to live in liberty. And so that verse right there should be our mission statement. We never want to have a king or a sovereign, the people, ever not know the sacrifices that were made before. When I visit college campuses, and I visit college campuses so you don't have to, I am told, Charlie, the founders were a bunch of racist old dead white guys. We're a colonistic, colonialistic, misogynistic, homophobic, terrible country. That's a generation that did not know Joseph. So then all of a sudden they have a willingness and openness for tyranny, for totalitarianism, authoritarianism, because that is actually how we are naturally programmed. I actually didn't plan to talk about this, but it's just a little bit of a side note. The human being wants to be taken care of far more than they want to be free. Freedom is a value. You naturally do not want to be free. And if you disagree, you are not paying attention during COVID. People that were otherwise some of the most rational people that I knew lost their bloody mind masks wearing in a car alone because they wanted to be told what to do. Freedom requires risk. You cannot be free without chance. You can't have both. If you want to have everything taken care of, go commit a federal crime, or just become a conservative, because inevitably you'll end up in federal prison, and then you'll go to jail. There's no freedom, but there is assuredness at prison. Three meals a day, bunk you don't have to pay for, you don't have to work for what you get. Prison is the opposite of freedom. And so here's the Israelites that are living in total totalitarianism because a king came who did not know what the previous generation did. The next verse, Exodus 1 17, one of my favorite verses in the whole Bible, and I screamed this at pastors, and I yelled it at pastors, and I was unsuccessful. And I'll tell you why. But the midwives to the Hebrews, as in the original Hebrew it says this, feared God. Now the verse before it, Exodus 1 16, the king who forgot Joseph was like, hey, murder all the firstborn, murder them all, kill the babies. Now we would know nothing about killing babies in our civilization. We're way more advanced than that, obviously. We would never do such a thing ever, obviously. Look how advanced we are. We have Twitter and air conditioning, right? So this is, I always laugh when people say the Bible is such a medieval text, we've advanced so far. Yeah, right. No, we just do the evil things quicker and better and quieter and more secretly. So of course, we're more advanced than that. But the king or the pharaoh says, kill the firstborn. And I love this. The midwives disobeyed Pharaoh because they feared God. And it goes on to say that the Hebrew is not a great translation. God dealt well with them or God found favor in them. God loves when you defy tyranny for liberty. That is the heart of God. God wants you to reject tyranny if it engages in somebody's life or interferes with their liberty. A regular woke skinny jean -wearing pastor will tell you, no, no, no, Romans 13, man, submit to the rulers and authority because God put them there for your good. And then I say, OK, rocket scientist, constitutional scholar, man, your TED Talk rock concert, a thing you call a church with organized parking and a coffee bar. Let ask me you, since you're super smart, who are the leaders in America exactly? In Romans 13, God put the leaders in authority because they're there for your good. Who are the leaders? And they say the mayors, the congressmen, the senators. No, no, the people are the authority. So when the people's rights are infringed, the mayors and the state senators and Governor Polis should be submitting to us. We don't submit to them. So I love this verse. And God dealt well with the midwives. Let me ask you, is the American church, are we as Christians fighting tyranny the way the midwives fought tyranny in Egypt? I don't think we're doing a good job. I don't. I think you guys are. I mean, there's an exception. But the large part of the American church, American Christianity is submit to the government authority, submit to the cultural tyranny, submit to the pressure of the day. Submit to what other people are saying. That is not what God wants. And by the way, it's not just in Exodus. In Daniel, Daniel disobeyed the king and still prayed his prayers, ended up in the lion's den, right? In Acts, it says we obey God, not man, time and time again. Psalm 97 10 is my favorite, one of my favorite verses of the Bible. I have a lot of favorite verses. If you love God, you must hate evil. I don't think that we as Christians are doing a good job fulfilling that verse. I hear all the time, but Charlie, we must be nice. And I say, great. Right by the other point. Where in the 66 books of the Bible does the word nice appear in Aramaic or Greek or Hebrew? Waiting. Ready, set, go. And they say, well, we have to be loving. I said, yeah, but what does loving mean? Tell me in the original Greek. You know, is it agape, storge, phileo? You know, they say, well, oh my goodness. We kind of had this discourse earlier. But we're not called to be nice. We're called to tell the truth. And honestly, we've done a pretty crummy job of telling the truth the last 30 years here in America. We have allowed the worst of all evil, institutionalize itself, go after our children. And I finally am starting to see a response. This school is evidence of a response to all this institutionalized evil. And the midwives feared God and God dealt well with them. If we want God to deal well with us, maybe we should start fighting for liberty against tyranny. So God delivers his chosen people out of Egypt. And every time you hear Egypt, just think tyranny. Every time, right? And so he delivers them out of Egypt, one of my favorite parts. They're in the desert, you know, God, 10 miracles, the sea is parted. And this is why I always laugh when atheists say, all I need to do is see a miracle and I'll believe in God. Like, no, you don't. Like next Tuesday, you'll forget about God, right? Because you have a heart problem. You are your own God, right? That's not true. The Hebrews saw God move in an amazing way. They get into the desert. Within days, they're complaining. That's all the Jews do the entire Old Testament. They complain and they complain and they complain. It's why God had to let them all die off and, you know, have Joshua generation going. He's like, these people are not ready for Israel. They complained way too much. We want melons, we want meat, we want all the cucumbers. Literally, translation. So they get into the desert and they say, we want to go back to Egypt, because at least we had meat. At least we had melons, at least we had leeks, at least we had cucumbers. They wanted slavery over freedom because they ate better. And God's like, what am I going to do with these people? And I honestly think that's, I agree with Dennis Prager on this. It's one of the reasons why God chose the Jews. If you could do it with this group of people, you could do it with any group of people, right? If you could get this group of misfits to be successful in finance and business and education, there's something to this book, right? There's something there that we can all learn from. Anyway, so God then, God is a God of order. We as Christians don't do a good enough job. It drives me nuts when Christians only say God is love. Yeah, but he's also other things, okay? He's like judging God. Oh, you can't say that. Well, it's true. Jesus will judge the sinners at the end of the age. One of the main reasons why the church has gone woke is you'll never hear the three -letter word that every person needs to hear, sin. How do you know what redemption is if you don't know what sin is? Unknown concept. We just tell people, oh, you're perfect the way you are. Actually, you're not. Like you're pretty crummy in Jesus, like really bad, like really bad. All of us do, all the time. And we're going to keep sinning and we keep on eating Jesus. And so God established order for us. Of course, the Decalogue being the Ten Commandments or the Ten Statements. And of course, it begins, I am the Lord your God who delivered you from Egypt. He reminds them before he gives him the Decalogue. Moses, the Decalogue. Just in case you forgot, I delivered you from tyranny. God's heart is not for people to live in tyranny. That's when it drives me nuts when people say, Charlie, you're too political as a Christian. Look, God calls us to fight authoritarianism all the time. So then, my favorite one of the commandments that comes tonight, that pertains to tonight, is the one that every one of you are vigilant and why you're here tonight. Honor your mother and father so that you may live long in the land of which God is giving you. And I'm going to spend the remainder of my remarks on this and then he'll do some questions. Everything that the culture is doing when it comes to anybody under 18 is about trying to is this commandment the most proven commandment to have a free society. If you were to say, Charlie, out of all the Ten Commandments, what is the one that if you stop doing, you get tyranny the fastest? You actually more so than murder, more so than stealing, more so than not even having any gods before God. If you do not honor your mother and father, and I'll tell you exactly what that means, you 100 % will lose a free society. You cannot have a group of young people that dishonor or curse, which is the opposite of honor, their parents, and also live in liberty. It has never happened in the history of the species. Now, I'm a student of history. I love history. If anyone can tell me an example of a superpower that went out of their way to teach their children to hate the country that they're in, I'm all ears. I think it's the first time it's ever happened in the history of the species, and I've asked many different historians. When a wealthy, powerful, benevolent superpower has decided to teach their young, we actually hate the place that is pretty awesome. It is civilizational suicide. There will be historians 50 to 100 years from now writing books and teaching college classes, trying to try to answer the America question. How could a country that did so much good in World War II be so wealthy, be the beacon of light and liberty, have so much opportunity for so many people, go out of its way? And my answer is very simple. When you are secular and you do not believe in God, you must fill it with fake religions. Don't believe me? Go drive in one of these neighborhoods like I just did. BLM, gay pride, those are the pagan religions of the day. You always have to fill it with some source of meaning, whether it be the false god of BLM or the false god of trans surgeries for kids, whatever it is. They have to feel an attachment to something, and it's out of guilt. If you don't know how to deal with your guilt, because everyone feels guilt at some point, you're going to do some pretty wacky stuff. And boy, are we living in a society that is just ridden with pity and guilt. Pity for ourselves and our own state of affairs, it's rather remarkable. But if you have a strong attachment to the generation that came before you, you can inoculate yourself against that virus. So let's go through it. It's the only one of the Ten Commandments that involves a direct promise and also your nation. So we talk about politics, we talk about our country, we should probably isolate the one of the Ten Commandments that deals with the country. So honor, what does that word mean in Hebrew? It means heavily or to treat with seriousness or intentionality. What does curse mean in Hebrew? Lightly, it's the same root. So if you were to treat your parents lightly, you were to curse them. Now what does that mean to honor your mother and father? It means that when you're at college, you enter college believing that your parents are more correct than your professors. That does not happen. Professors at almost every single university across the country go out of their way to invalidate everything a parent has taught them up until age 18. Your parents are outdated, they're probably racist, they're terrible. Oh by the way, thanks for paying to the tuition to bring you here, but we're going to turn you into little revolutionaries basically. Finally, honor your mother and father so that you may live long in the land of which you are in. Marxism depends on three things. The obliteration of religion, property, and family. Private property, they're doing a great job and they're going to continue to do it. Religion, church rates are going down dramatically and they've infiltrated the American church. But the family was always the one that was able to say no. And you are going to have to, someone's going to have to explain this to me, how so many suburban house moms here in Colorado want their kids to suffer. It is unbelievable to me. This is one of the most radical like trans sanctuaries in the entire country. It's not ISIL, I'm sure you all know families or kids where you have parents that are excited to go get their 15 -year -old's breasts removed. It's amazing to me. And so the family's totally getting obliterated and deteriorated. That's why this school matters so much though, and why what you're doing matters so much, is that a strong nuclear family is a bulwark to any form of tyranny or any sort of despotism that we live through. And is Marxism really the kind of diabolical, and I use that word intentionally, enemy to the American republic and the American project. As it aims to do these things, as it continues to try to put these ideas into the zeitgeist, we ask ourselves the question, how does one fight back against it? And that's why the rise of homeschool and this alternative schooling is so exciting. They want you to just release your kid to the public government school and never ask a question after that. If you actually read their literature, they don't believe that it's your child. It's the state's child. That's not an exaggeration. You might say, Charlie, how did Colorado get so wacky? You know Colorado is the second most educated state in the country? College -educated state? There is your answer. Is that if you are non -stop producing people with college diplomas that believe men can give birth and have degrees in North African lesbian poetry, don't be surprised when your politics go insane. I trust welders, plumbers and construction workers far more than any given professor at, no offense, CU Boulder. I'm sorry, I just have to say it. I'm sorry. And so we must build new things. And I mentioned this earlier, we do not do a good enough job of defending our institutions from infiltration because we let our guard down and they take advantage of our good intentions. How many times do you feel like, well, what's the big deal? I want to be accepting to all people. So here's the playbook. It's so simple. Get a seat at the table. Complain relentlessly till I'm able to debase the leader on fake accusations and then I control the institution. How many times have you seen that? FBI, military, university campuses, major corporations, and they're relentless. You know what they operate? They operate like a bacterial infection that will not go away, that will just gnaw and gnaw and grow and grow and multiply. And we're like, well, my goodness, the CRT, DEI people, they used to have two seats at the table. Now they have 10 seats at the table and I don't want to be called a racist because that's the worst thing that you could be called. And so let's just let them control everything. So how do you summarize CRT? Call everything racist until you control it. That's it. That's what CRT is. Queer theory, call everything transphobic until you control it. It's a means to power. It's not about liberation. It's not about teaching history. It's a means to institutional takeover. And so the alternative is once they take over everything, build new stuff. And that's what you're doing. And so my one piece of advice to you guys, build, be bold, but please be vigilant about them trying to capture your institution. Because they don't build new stuff. That's what's crazy. They don't ever build anything beautiful or bold. They just take over stuff that we have built with our value system. And then we're like, well, we used to have that great thing. We used to have that church and used to have that school and used to have that place and used to have that company. And so they're experts at takeover. And so building new things is quite honestly the only and the best option. So I'll say this in closing. I get asked all the time, Charlie, this is a Christian audience, Charlie, do you think that we're in the end times? And I'm not a pastor, I'm not a theologian. So I'm not equipped to answer that, but I can say this. I'm very concerned that people are being taken advantage of by some pastors out there where they say, Charlie, Jesus is coming next Thursday. I don't have to do anything. I don't have to fight. Look, people ask, are you pre -trib or are you post -trib? I'm pan -trib. It's all going to pan out in the end. So I'm on the welcoming committee, not the planning committee. Okay. So this whole thing is a bunch of, you know, it's somewhat of a distraction. And, but, you know, people say, Charlie, you know, we must look, yes, we must look at the signs at the time. It's important to know what it means in the days of Noah. All that stuff is great and really important. I understand that. However, here's where it drives me nuts and I see it happen. And I want to make sure this might, if this touches one of you tonight, I will have done my job. Okay. Because you might be listening to some of those overly emphasized end times pastors, and you might feel disempowered and you might feel like you don't have to do anything. If I could just reach one of you, I feel I've done my job, which is the right response is if you feel that the world is ending and Jesus is coming soon, is not run to the Hill with the kids, is to occupy till Jesus comes. Is to hold as much turf and must terrain for his imminent return. And that must be our attitude because I'm afraid it has become an excuse. And I mean that very carefully. I've seen it where people say, Charlie, I don't need to donate. I don't need to start schools. I got asked by a Christian the other day, why even have kids? Because Jesus is coming again so quickly. I was like, wow. Jesus said the time or the day and the hour is unknown. It could be five minutes. It could be 50 years or 500 years. I get in trouble for even saying that because people say, Charlie, it's no more than five years. I said, listen, we don't know. It's what you do that matters. The enemy would love nothing more than to have us remain complacent, remain neutral if we are off by 200 years. God wants us to fight for what is good and what is righteous, regardless of what the signs of the times are telling us around us. And the most important thing that we as Christians have done a bad job and we as Protestants have done a bad job of is this. And I have to brag on the Catholics for a second. They have done a much better job than we as Protestants have done, a much better job at building colleges. And they're all woke now, but at building. But that's what happens. We don't defend anything. We build these beautiful things and the bacteria takes over. And so then at K through 12 schools, and I'll prove it to you, how many Bible believing spirit -filled Christians are on the US Supreme Court? There are far more Catholics. It's because they are experts at multi -generational type building and passing down values. I think we can learn something from that. And I think that one of the reasons we haven't done that is that since 1950 there's been a strain of Christianity that has told us we're getting zapped up in the next five minutes. And that might be true, but you have to act like it's not. And you have to act like you could have a lot more time left on the clock. And so if we change that attitude, by the way, the whole ball game changes. I hope you understand. You will ignite one of the most powerful silent majorities if you get Christians that have been waiting for the imminent return the last 60 years and done very little, and you get them into an action phase and realize that they have to try to act, watch out. All of a sudden the enemy is going to be on the run in a very, very big way. Okay, let's do some questions and I'll stay as long as you'll have me. So, okay. Okay, so I have one question and I'm going to turn it out to all you guys. So get your questions ready. The college thing is a big deal. I feel like we've been even asked, do you send your kids to college? My husband's out of the room so I can say this. They're not going to Boulder. For those of you who don't know where my husband went and where he's very involved with right now, but it's a tough call. What do you think the chances are if let's say our kids go through a school like this, make it, get into a college percentage wise, where are we at with dropping off the bandwagon? You'll lose one out of four. Across where that's what you see in universities. Even the strongest K through 12 that I've seen, homeschool, one out of four will be lost. If they have a public school, you'll lose closer to 50, 60 percent. Wow. Okay guys, we've got a lot of work to do. We're going to try to break that statistic. Or just not send them to college. Yeah. Okay. Well, yes. Well, right. Well, that'll be an open thing. Unless they go to Hillsdale or CCU, but yes. But those are the exceptions. Let me be very clear. Yes. That is not how most schools are. Okay. Yeah. Okay. Good. Very good. That was very enthusiastic.
Fresh update on "pharaoh" discussed on Bloomberg Surveillance
"Just bought my most recent vehicle David what's the feeling in Detroit here I thought John Ferrer had a great question of Mary Barra which is hey are we getting any pushback from labor because now you're doing just what the labor unions were talking about you're hiking dividends you're back buying stock you know all that type of thing is what's the feeling in in DC in Detroit right I'm expecting UAW president Sean Fain to put out a statement and say something to the here effect of we are again with you know CEO those helping out their rich buddies on Wall Street but here's the thing the contracts ratified there's nothing they can do it about for another four years and eight months until expires so they're with it and it's okay it is a capitalist system at some point you do have to take care of labor which they just did and now the owners would come pro tip David the new sunroofs in the fancy escalate and the suburbans and all that the sunroof goes back to the back license plate it takes out all the head rooms in backseat the can you explain that to Dearborn and General Motors when you can the new sunroof I'll do my best David Welch thank you so much a Detroit bureau chief after a John's Pharaoh speaking with Mary Barra right now the most important interview of the day and really a major shout out to the surveillance team for their work on Charlie Munger what an honor to speak to Howard Marks and Douglas Cass about that earlier some great other perspectives but Michael McKee is going to explain the bond surge today off governor Waller of the Federal Reserve Bank of st. Louis Research Department into the explosive equity rally NASDAQ 100 up almost 1 % right now how do we get from Waller in McKee policy discussions out to a NASDAQ with a new leg higher right now how do you do that uh... let me just add on to what you're saying when you asked about the E .V.'s I rented a Tesla the other day does not support major play oh breaking news I don't know if we like them oh there's anyway your relentless plug oh I just heard it and Anthony from Sparta I just heard a somebody thundering fell off their chair out in Sparta New Jersey when they heard that continue anyway uh... the distinguished governor from the Federal Reserve Christopher Waller basically said that uh... the economy is slowing that should bring inflation down and at some point sure we could consider rate cuts and just the idea that he would mention at some point not putting in timing on it or anything like that but the Fed's really pushed back against the idea of rate cuts so the fact that he brought it out makes people makes it less than theoretical for markets the they're starting to believe it's going to happen Spanish inflation report Germany inflation today came in percolations in the United Kingdom and other venues as well maybe outright Chinese deflation do you see the disinflationary tendency heating up here into key economic data? well it seems to be around the world we are basically seeing what the central bankers thought was going to happen but they thought was going to happen a long time ago and that was the normalization of supply chains while at same the time we're seeing energy prices come down and so the whole world is experiencing those two things to different degrees and while they have different things driving their inflation those those are major drivers and we're seeing a disinflation around the world now a lot of people are upset because we're not seeing deflation but the Fed and other central banks don't want to see deflation because they don't want prices to be going down because that creates its own profits. Let's bring in Paul Sweeney from Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan. Hey I'm looking at my E .C .O. Go the economic calendar on the Bloomberg terminal Michael McKee. I got a lot of inflation data tomorrow. What should I be focusing on? What's the Fed going to be focusing on tomorrow? Well the Fed's going to be focusing on the PCE what is listed on the Bloomberg E .C .O. Go page as the PCE deflator. It's the personal consumption expenditure measure and the Fed will be looking at the month over month number which is expected to come in up just a tenth after a four tenths gain the month before. That gives them some idea what current the trends are year over year three percent down from three point four percent. There's always base effects built into that but that would be seen as very good news and because we're predicting the economists are three percent if you've got anything in the twos Tom and I could buy my we would we would see that we would see yeah we would see the excitement in the markets continue. There we go. We got to watch the core as well because that actually tells us about where inflation is going. The Fed targets the headline but we'll watch the core and both of those are expected to come down. And so I mean Michael we see the ten -year Treasury here four point two six percent here the markets telling everybody that they expect rate cuts here what if you're the Federal Reserve do you look at this screen and say what's going on in the marketplace? No I think they understand that the market is always forward -looking and is going to be running ahead of them when they don't especially when they don't give guidance and to the extent that Waller gave any guidance yesterday it reinforced the idea that we get rate cuts. markets The are not buying Bill Ackman's argument but for first quarter but they see do the first rate cut in May so it makes sense that you're going to see value in bonds and people are starting to to buy into those things. I don't know if you guys have just seen the headlines from Jamie Dimon. Yeah. He thinks that there's less of a chance of a soft landing and that rates could still go up. So we have a diamond. Okay Kaminsky's there as well. That's a perfect setup for the last few minutes of hour. this Michael McKee thank you so much for the important economic data tomorrow. Paul I look carefully this morning at the support resistance of the 10 -year yield and we forget how quickly we went up above 5 % and we really haven't breached coming down in yield the support levels and that's what Katie Kaminsky's saying and that's you know in a less technical way that's what Mr. Diamond is saying is hold on here we don't have a intimate inertial force to a lower yield yet that's a lonely crowd but nevertheless that's what they're saying yeah I mean we've heard uh you know a lot of the hedge funds we've heard like Bill Blackman has taken off his short position on US Treasuries here and that move from 5 % on the 10 -year down to 4 point two six boy that was as you would say Tom in a cup of coffee that's how long it took well it's been that quick now but there's a real debate out there folks we don't do technical analysis on radio it's you know it gets ugly this has been wonderful in the next hour Paul Sweeney short build America better downtown beneath 59th street they haven't been there no you should try it Thomas there's a lot locked on up to to say uh... the least of the developing seven points s and p five hundred up a ginormous seven tenths of a percent nasdaq one hundred up one percent sixteen thousand one sixty four we are produced they were having were produced by Richard Truman Ken Felio is our global technical director from New
A highlight from IDL86 Part 4 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Discerning Hearts Podcast
"Discerning Hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. To continue production of these videos, prayers, and more, go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there or inside the free Discerning Hearts app to make your donation. Thanks and God bless. Part 4 Chapter 1 of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. This is a Discerning Hearts recording read by Corey Webb. Part 4 Containing Needful Councils Concerning Some Ordinary Temptations Chapter 1 We must not trifle with the words of worldly wisdom. Directly that your worldly friends perceive that you aim at leading a devout life, they will let loose endless shafts of mockery and misrepresentation upon you. The more malicious will attribute your change to hypocrisy, designing or bigotry. They will affirm that the world having looked coldly upon you, failing its favor you turn to God, while your friends will make a series of what, from their point of view, are prudent and charitable remonstrances. They will tell you that you are growing morbid, that you will lose your worldly credit and will make yourself unacceptable to the world. They will prognosticate your premature old age, the ruin of your material prosperity. They will tell you that in the world you must live as the world does, that you can be saved without all this fuss, and much more of the like nature. My daughter, all this is vain and foolish talk. These people have no real regard either for your bodily health or your material prosperity. If you were of the world, the Savior has said, the world would love his own, but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. We have all seen men and women too, pass the whole night, even several in succession, playing at chess or cards, and what can be a more dismal unwholesome thing than that. But the world has not a word to say against it, and their friends are no wise troubled. But give up an hour to meditation, or get up rather earlier than usual to prepare for Holy Communion, and they will send for the doctor to cure you of hypochondria or jaundice. People spend every night for a month dancing, and no one will complain of being the worse. But if they keep the one watch of Christmas Eve, we shall hear of endless colds and maladies the next day. Is it not as plain as possible that the world is as unjust, judge, indulgent and odd? We cannot stand well with the world save by renouncing his approval. It is not possible to satisfy the world's unreasonable demands. John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say he was a devil. The Son of Man is come eating and drinking and you say, Behold a gluttonous man and a winebibber, the friend of publicans and sinners. Even so, my child, if we give in to the world and laugh, dance and play as it does, it will, effect to be scandalized if we refuse to do so. It will accuse us of being hypocritical or morbid. If we adorn ourselves after its fashion, it will put some evil construction on what we do. If we go in plain attire, it will accuse us of meanness or cheerfulness, will be called dissipation, our mortification dullness, and ever casting its evil eye upon us. Nothing we can do will please it. It exaggerates our failings and publishes them abroad as sins, it represents our venial sins as mortal, and our sins of infirmity as malicious. Saint Paul says that charity is kind, but the world is unkind. Charity thinks no evil but the world thinks evil of everyone. And if it cannot find fault with our actions, it is sure at least to impute bad motives to them. Whether the sheep be black or white, horned or no, the wolf will devour them if he can. Do what we will the world must wage war upon us. If we spend any length of time in confession, it will speculate on what we have so much to say about. If we are brief, it will suggest that we are keeping back something. It spies out our every act, and, the most trifling angry word, sets us down as intolerable. Attention to business is avarice, meekness mere silliness, whereas the wrath of worldly people is to be reckoned as generosity. They're avarice, economy, they're mean deeds, honorable. There are always spiders at hand to make as much noise as it may. Like a bat molesting the songbirds of day, let us be firm in our ways, unchangeable in our resolutions, and perseverance will be the test of our surrender to God and our deliberate choice of the devout life. The planets and a wandering comet shine with much the same brightness, but the comet's is a passing blaze, which does not linger long, while the planets cease not to display their brightness. Even so, hypocrisy and real goodness have much outward resemblance, but one is easily known from the other, inasmuch as hypocrisy is short -lived and disperses like a mist while real goodness is firm and abiding. There is no surer groundwork for the beginnings of a devout life than the endurance of misrepresentation and calumny. Since, thereby we escape the danger of vainglory and pride, which are like the midwives of Egypt, who were bidden by Pharaoh to kill the male children born to Israel directly after their esteems us as fools, let us esteem it as mad.
Fresh update on "pharaoh" discussed on Bloomberg Surveillance
"Capital One NA member FDIC copyright Dr. Seuss Enterprises copyright Turner Entertainment part any of the business this can be made more efficient even the areas when you're growing you can still look at how do I grow efficiently one of the things I always tell the dream is I want you to be scrappy you know pretend it's you know your own money and it's your last dollar how are you going to spend it and getting that kind of creativity I think that's when people do their best work the engineer the chief executive officer of General Motors Mary Barra this is going to be important please stay with Assemblyman television and in the nine o 'clock hour what do you think Lisa here like within the hour maybe 55 minutes Pharaoh's in charge of that clock 930 at the market open we'll see grilled by John Farrell grilled I say by by John Farrell Mary Barra that's an important conversation coming up right now we get a pre -brief for someone qualified David Welch is Detroit bureau chief he knows it is a Detroit International Auto Show and he us joins this morning to me it was the set of announcements David let us start with the cost cutting can do you use of cash because you're going to you're going to pair the budget to the bone at General Motors in a way they're forced to do a lot of cost cuts because contracts going to cost them an additional nine billion over the four years and eight months of the contracts they've got other to find places to cut it they're going to keep profits going because their plans to double revenue by 2030 to 280 billion dollars they're actually growing revenue this year I reported a week ago are they're on pace on for a twelve percent gain in revenue despite the strike but all this market new share from EVs and from autonomous vehicle ride hailing sales with with the troubles having a cruise a
God Speaks Through Dreams Because We Have to Interpret Them
"Going to be continuing this story of Joseph in Genesis chapter 40 of the Passion Translation. This is going to be the cup bearer and the baker in their dreams. And it's just such a cool story and it's so cool to think about how God speaks spirit. You know, it's not English. It's like, I mean he speaks English too whenever he wants to, but he speaks spirit. So dreams make sense to him. He speaks through dreams because we have to interpret them. And as we interpret, he gets to make impressions and he gets to speak in that into our interpretation. so, well, this is a great story and I hope you enjoy it. Here we go. Some time later, both Pharaoh's chief steward and chief baker deeply offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief steward and the chief baker, so he incarcerated them in the palace of Potiphar, the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was bound. The captain of the guard placed them under Joseph's charge, and they remained in custody for some time. Then, one night, they both dreamed, the steward and the baker, officials of the king of Egypt. They each had a prophetic dream with different interpretations. When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw they looked miserable, so he asked Pharaoh's two officials who were under his custody, what's wrong? Why the sad faces? We had dreams last night, they answered, and we have no one to interpret them. Joseph said to them, God can interpret your dreams, please tell them to me. So the chief steward shared his dream with Joseph first. He said, in my dream I saw a vine with three branches in front of me. I watched as it budded, then immediately it blossomed and its clusters ripened into grapes. I was holding Pharaoh's cup, so I took the grapes, squeezed them into his cup, and handed the cup to the king. Joseph said to him, God has given me the interpretation of your dream. The three branches are three days, in three days Pharaoh will pardon you and restore you to your post. You will once again hand Pharaoh's cup to him as he used to do as his steward. When things start to go well for you, remember me and please be kind and mention me to Pharaoh so that he might release me from here. For I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews and I have done nothing here to deserve being thrown into the dungeon. When the chief baker saw how favorably Joseph interpreted the dream, he said to him, let me tell you my dream. I saw three wicker bread baskets stacked on my head one above the other. In the top basket I saw all kinds of bread and pastries for Pharaoh to enjoy, but the birds came and ate out of the basket above my head. Joseph said, God has given me the interpretation of your dream. The three baskets were three days and three days Pharaoh will behead you and impale you on a pole and birds will eat the flesh of your corpse. Three days later it was Pharaoh's birthday and he threw a huge feast for all his household. He singled out among his servants the chief steward and the chief baker. He pardoned the chief steward and restored him to his post and the steward handed Pharaoh his drink. But he had the chief baker beheaded and impaled on a pole. So Joseph had accurately interpreted both their dreams. But the chief steward completely forgot about Joseph and never remembered him. That's so cool how empowered Joseph is with his relationship with God. He he is able to just come to the rescue with these guys. For some of us we've really had some tormenting dreams or confusing dreams. A lot of dreams are confusing. And um I think we've talked about before but the subconscious the unconscious the part of us that is always kind of working the autonomic part of us and all those those areas that don't necessarily get a voice in our conscious mind sometimes they have things to say and it can be helpful to personify those things. Not the things but the subconscious that way we can listen for what's the voice what's being said as a Christian we are we have access to the Holy Spirit and in that access every time we have a dream and we ask for an interpretation we can have an encounter with the spirit of wisdom the only interpretations that ever go well are the ones that come from the interpreter Holy Spirit is the interpreter between us and spirit he is a spirit but he lives and has made his home inside each of us so he serves an awesome function so when we have a dream or if we want to help a friend or something like that to analyze their dream and the first stop is the Holy Spirit watching Joseph respond to these prophetic dreams as the Passion translation calls them and they obviously end up being very prophetic about their lives but it was interesting watching him just grab a hold of this cycle God told me God has given me an interpretation for your dream
A highlight from Evangelism in Light of Election
"Please bow with me in prayer. Our Father in heaven. As we consider your holy word. We ask God that you would give us a teachable spirit. That you would open our eyes so that we can behold the wonderful truth that you have revealed to us. Help us, oh God, to focus, to think clearly. And help us, Father, to be truly thankful that you have given us your truth. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen. This evening I would like to begin with a reading of Romans chapter 9. Romans chapter 9, beginning at verse 6, and we'll read through verse 21. Romans chapter 9, beginning at verse 6. But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect, for they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham. But in Isaac your seed shall be called, that is, those who are the children of the flesh. These are not the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as the seed, for this is the word of promise. At this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son. And not only this, but when Rebekah also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac, for the children not yet being born, having done not anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls. It was said to her the older shall serve the younger, as it is written, Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not. For he says to Moses, I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion. So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the scripture says to the Pharaoh, for this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show you my power in you, and that my name may be declared in all the earth. Therefore he has mercy on whom he wills, and whom he wills he hardens. You will say to me then, why does he still find fault? For who has resisted his will? But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, why have you made me like this? Does not the potter have power over the clay from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? Amen. If someone were to ask you for one or two words that best describes the book of Acts, what would you say? Some might say Holy Spirit, others Apostolic Church, and still others miracles. Certainly the effects of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is very important to the book of Acts. No doubt Acts gives much information about the nature and the activities of the Apostolic Church. Furthermore, possibly there are more accounts of miracles in Acts than any other book of the Bible. However, I suggest to you the best one word description of the Acts of the Apostles is evangelism. Luke gives us the most comprehensive account of evangelism in the New Testament Church. Generally speaking, Acts is the record of the disciples being witnesses to Christ from Jerusalem to locations throughout the Roman Empire. Therefore, any serious biblical study of evangelism must include a careful reading of Acts. Now, we've been going through the book of Acts. We're not very far, but we've considered a number of preaching situations that are definitely evangelistic in their nature. And tonight, what I would like to do is I would like to sort of survey a few of the things that we find about evangelism in the book of Acts and compare that to the biblical doctrine of election. And I would like to ask and answer the question, is it biblically consistent to believe in the duty of evangelism and believe that the Bible teaches election? So that will be the goal this evening. The duty to evangelize the world, according to the Acts of the Apostles, the last thing Jesus said to his disciples directly personally while on Earth was verse eight of chapter one, which reads, but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the Earth. Again, this is Acts chapter one at verse eight. For this to be the last thing Jesus said, it must have been very important and something that Jesus did not want his disciples to forget. I mean, just think about it. If you were given an opportunity to make a final statement to friends or important people like family members, surely you would want to say something that you considered very important and that you wanted to be remembered. And this I believe is exactly what Jesus did. And so when he finished giving these words, he was taken up in a cloud out of their sight. Acts chapter one at verse nine. Now what Jesus told his disciples in Acts chapter one verse eight was not something entirely new for Jesus told his disciples basically the same thing in the gospels. For example, in Matthew chapter 28 beginning at verse 18, we read, and Jesus came and spoke to them saying, all authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Lord, to observe all things I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. So much of what we read after Acts chapter one verse eight is the record of evangelism in the apostolic church. From Jerusalem, the gospel is to be taken more and more into the Roman empire. However, we have other important information about the daily activities of the church. For example, the church was devoted to the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers. We read this in Acts 2 42. We also learn about how the Jerusalem church had all things in common. The tragedy of lying to the Holy Spirit, the rise of church persecution from the Jews, the rise of doctrinal controversy and the attempt to settle it in the council of Jerusalem. Yet some people see these things as secondary matters because they believe that the fundamental most basic and important job of the apostolic church was evangelism. Furthermore, some Christians today believe evangelism is still the number one duty of the church. For those who see evangelism as the number one duty of the church, the core activity in witnessing for Jesus Christ is door to door home evangelism that is knocking on doors looking for the opportunity to witness. In addition to this, passing out tracks wherever allowed by law, public preaching on street corners, along with radio, television and internet evangelism are essential. In fact, some see the ultimate measure of the faithfulness of a local church in terms of an organized, consistent evangelism program designed to outreach into the community. And this is going to be reflected by increases in membership of the local church.
A highlight from Selects: How Toy Testing Works
"Following last year's amazing turnout, the Black Effect Podcast Network and Nissan are giving 50 HBCU STEAM scholars the opportunity to have an all -expenses -paid trip to Nissan's second Thrill of Possibility Summit. This is a remarkable opportunity to be mentored by auto, tech, and podcasting's brightest minds. NCA &T's Marcus Scott Jr., who attended the first summit, had this to say, A life -changing, impactful experience that I've never had in my life. Enter now to be a part of this incredible weekend. For more information, visit blackeffect .com slash Nissan. Curiosity Stream is the streaming service for people who want to know more. And now check out Curiosity's new series, Queens of Ancient Egypt. When pharaohs held the throne, their wives held the power. We see her taking precedence over the pharaoh, an absolute mastermind. All hail the queens. This is unprecedented. Watch Queens of Ancient Egypt now on Curiosity Stream. With monthly annual and bundled plans, find the one that works for you at curiositystream .com.
A highlight from The God Who Keeps His Promises
"Welcome to the podcast of first presbyterian church of gulfport, mississippi to learn more about our church our beliefs And our pastor, please visit fpcgulfport .org Throughout the old testament god made a series of incredible promises Promises that defied his people's expectations And in his time he fulfilled every last one of them in today's study of first kings 8 We'll consider the god who always keeps his promises Including those that he's made to you and I You know one of the very lowest or worst times for god's people Occurred back in the book of numbers is in the wilderness god's people were in the wilderness now Why were they in the wilderness? Well, they're in the wilderness because that's where they chose to be You see if you remember the story god had told them I have made you i've created i've set aside for you a promised land It's yours go for it And so they sent in spies to check it out to see what it was like to see if they indeed could take it However, when the spies reported back the majority of the spies said no way They said the land is great. No problems there. The land is great the problem is There are giants there. The problem is we're just a bunch of people in the wilderness They've got cities like jericho with walls that are high. They've got armaments. They've got soldiers who stand one and a half times above us God may have told us to go there, but we can't because we'll die And so they spent their time in the wilderness. And in fact a whole generation died out Of that level of distrust or lack of confidence what god told them to do So they're wandering in the wilderness. That's what made the book of numbers so sad They're in a place No one wants to go doing things that they shouldn't be doing and they do it for a whole Generation and they did it based on fear They did it on the basis of that. We just can't do what god has told us to do We know god is strong. I mean, of course, he's strong. Look what he did to pharaoh. He brought all those plagues 10 of them and yet And yet he won't do that for us. I mean he did it back then but You know that was then this is now They had enough faith to remember moses. They had enough corporate honesty to know what happened In their recent past and yet they didn't have enough faith to think that what god did in the past had any bearing on What he would do in the future god says go into the land. They say no We'll die despite the fact That one generation earlier god had literally swapped the armies of pharaoh under the red sea that god had brought down all these plagues If you're god, you're thinking to yourself, you know, I think i've made a pretty good case for myself Am I willingness to protect you? What are you doing? But the people were were fearful They're anxious God had made them a promise They just doubted his ability to come through on it Is that where you're at matters of faith a whole generation of israelites That's where they were at They had enough faith to believe god was there Do you believe god's there I hope so The problem was not that they didn't believe he was there And their problem was not that they didn't believe he'd done some really cool things a long time ago. The problem was They didn't think they would come through for them in this particular instance. No matter what he had said. They knew he'd promised They just doubted the reliability of that promise and for some of us That's our concern We don't doubt god exists. We know he's there Sometimes we doubt whether he loves us enough to count us in that promise And other times we just doubt whether he's actually going to do the very things that he said that he was going to do Well today's text we're seeing psalm is stopping the presses. He's taking the people by the lapel He's shaking him and saying dear heavens. Do you see what god has done? Not a word failed Of what he said not a word not a syllable has failed what he said he would do And he made some of the most amazing promises You could possibly make to people who are in no position to believe that they'd ever be received He told abram old abram and old sarah that they'd have a not just a kid But a progeny the more numerous than the stars in the sky It was a promise seemed unbelievable to fulfill and he fulfilled it to a t He's done everything that he would say he would do and the reason that was important for them And the reason that's important to us is because he's made you a promise, too He's made you a promise about your future And the question is can he come through will he come through In today's text psalm wanted to encourage his people and god wants to encourage us that the answer is yes Let's look at the first couple verses. Let's start with verse 54. Then. Let's work our way through the balance verse 54 And so it was when solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the lord That he rose up from before the altar of the lord from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up To heaven All right. Let's stop there in the verses immediately preceding today's passage The temple was done it had taken a while But the temple is now done and king solomon if you read earlier in chapter eight, he had prayed a lengthy prayer That's okay. He had a lot to say so he praised this lengthy prayer and during this prayer. He'd recounted god's faithfulness Sometimes that's okay, too We pray to god and we thank god and we remind god of what he already knows the things that he's done And by virtue of us reminding him of what he already knows we remind ourselves of what we need to hold on to going forward So he prayed this lengthy prayer and then he rises up and stands but as he stands he swivels And he looks out a bunch of folks whose faith was probably like a sine curve Ups and downs from person to person maybe from day to day maybe from hour to hour Solomon was looking at those who had doubts and anxieties not that different from those that many of us had He's also looking at some folks that he knew to be hard -headed You ever read moses experiences in deuteronomy ministering to god's people just hard -headed people David had had the same experience psalm and already as a young king. He had seen the same thing the people are hard -headed They not only tended to reject a lot of things that the prophets and leaders said But they also tended to reject what god had said, but god had still been faithful That was part of his prayer. Thank you god You've been so faithful we've been such such goofs we've done all the things we shouldn't do we've really messed up But you've never let us down You fulfilled everything to a t meanwhile. We're just staggering around the wilderness Even as they'd come into the promised land It's still their faith was like a sine curve and psalm praises says god. Thank you that you don't operate the way that we do Thank you that your promises are reliable So in verse 54, he wraps up this prayer and now again as he swiveled to talk to the people He wants to both encourage them and to challenge them. Let's see what he says in verses 55 and 56 Verse 55 then he stood and he blessed all the assembly of israel with a loud voice sang Blessed be the lord who has given rest to his people israel according to all that he has promised There's not failed one word of all his good promise which he promised through his servant moses If someone were to make you a promise What's the first thing your brain does? So it makes you a promise. What's the first thing you do? Well, here's the first thing I do You think through and you say well what other promises have you made in the past? Because I think i'm going to adjudicate Your ability and willingness to come through on this particular issue On the basis of whether you came through on other issues If someone makes you a promise you immediately you can't help it you think of the track record You think is this a reliable source? Of information promises and the like we consider a new promise in light of what has been done with the old ones Well in verses 55 and 56 Solomon says look there are still better promises yet ahead if you think that this promised land is cool Just wait till you see what is yet to come there's better promises of a better land. There's a better moses coming down the road There's all sorts of stuff in the future that we have to hold on to By faith and in order to believe those promises of that outcome you need to look back and ask Did god come through and what he already said he would do and in verses 55 and 56 he says yes He says look god said some amazing stuff in the past And he delivered he delivered on things that seemed impossible for him to fulfill and so with a loud voice in verse 55 He basically tells the people he says You are the most fortunate of all people because your god Unlike the gods of the philistines and the canadites and the moabites and the amorites and the hitites and the jebusites and every other Ite he says unlike them your god has an unbroken track record Unlike the pagan prophecies and pagan gods of stone and marble and wood That have failed consistently habitually That have let down the very people who have bent the knee to them unlike those people You have a god who came through on every last thing he told you he would Blessed be you and blessed be the name of the lord And he wanted them to remember some of the things that god had done in fact, that's healthy. That's why we read the book That's why we study the old testament And the new as we understand we remember what god has done and how that applies to us We think about the things he did how amazing they were and if he did those amazing things Maybe yet there'll be a resurrection from the dead. Maybe yet We'll all go to heaven. Maybe yet all the things for the future will be fulfilled if he's done all these things in the past You know, as we said some of the things that god promised Defied expectations and the belief of everyone who heard them at the outset I already mentioned abraham and sarah You take the old couple tell them that they're going to have a child and they've been barren all these years and where time has passed Sarah's reaction. I was just to laugh it seemed utterly implausible God made them a promise that seemed utterly implausible and yet he he came through Psalm looked out and saw the descendants He saw the fulfillment of this one promise Think even further back think of noah god promised to this one guy this one Paragon of virtue and just a sea of apostasy and unrighteousness he says it's going to rain But you're going to make it because you're going to build a boat However, it's not going to be just any boat You're going to build a boat big enough to fit all the creatures within the creative realm within it now dear heavens If there is a promise that just defies expectation and belief that it could ever be fulfilled. This is it Of course noah trusted god and went about building a boat in god's time It was filled with animals and god's time the rain came God made a promise that defied expectation then then he fulfilled it Just after the time of when they entered the promised land they came up to the city that god's people You know, they crossed the jordan they come in. All right, so we're in the promised land. Uh -oh. Uh -oh What's that big city with a big wall just right over there? Oh my stars. We made it across the jordan We're in the promised land, but now surely we're gonna die God says no, I promised you got this you got this I got this i'll take you through this And they're like, well how we don't have any weaponry We barely made it across the jordan. We've been in the wilderness. We don't look at that wall And god says hey and rolls up his sleeves. So this is proverbial sleeve so to speak and says tell you what Just march around the city playing the instruments in the light Do that. Sometimes the wall is going to come down who would believe that? Well, they did And god responded God made a promise and god delivered Back in deuteronomy 12 god had said this he says when you cross over the jordan and dwell in the land Which lord your god's giving you to inherit and he gives you rest from all your enemies all around so that you dwell in safely Then there will be the place with lord God your god chooses to make his name abide in deuteronomy 12 written during the time of moses long time before solomon God says this is going to be a future you're going to have a place and there's going to be a temple and in that temple My name will abide well again Psalms looking out at people who had anxieties about what would god do in the future and he says, please Look what he did in the past Please if you have anxiety about what the future holds if you have trouble believing Aspects of what the future the promised future to the church as a whole or use an individual, please Look at what he did in the past and see how he came through and understand. Nothing's impossible In fact god honestly a hundred percent delights in doing things you don't expect in ways that you wouldn't expect That's just the way he operates So he says here just hear the promises evaluate the promises against promises of old and understand That there is a track record that you can turn to whenever doubts strike whenever these concerns come to mind So in verses 55 and 56, this is what he's saying and he goes even further than that He says not only has god fulfilled all his promises, but not a word of them has failed It's not like he did everything in the abstract that yeah, he delivered, you know largely what he said he was going to do You're at a contractor If a contractor is going to build a house or you know Put up a shed or doing a number of different things and they go out They start to work on the thing and so forth and then when you're done you look and you say well He did largely what he said he was going to do. I mean, I don't love everything It's not all perfect, but it largely honored what he said That's the way most contracts with most individuals and everything work largely they're fulfilled Solomon says the contract the covenant the promises that god has made. It's not just that he fulfilled them largely He fulfilled them to the letter not a word had failed of all the impossible things That god told his people to expect unbroken track record. Let's look at verses 57 through 60 verse 57 And so may the lord our god Be with us as he was with our fathers May the lord god who did all that stuff long time ago to people that generations earlier May he do to us as he is done with them May he not leave us nor forsake us that he may incline our hearts to himself to walk in his ways to keep his commandments And statutes and judgments that he commanded to our fathers and made these words of mine with which i've made supplication before the lord Be near the lord our god day and night that he may maintain the cause of a servant and the cause of his people israel As each day may require god is the god of every day of your life Not just god of this whole thing or god of when you're finally saved and on the other side. He's god now Whatever you're doing today this week He is the god of this day verse 60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that there is a lord That the lord is god and there is no other All right. Let me ask you a different question. I asked one earlier. Let me ask you something different Have you ever had someone that you've loved or trusted? Leave you Have you ever had someone that you've loved or trusted leave you volitionally Have you had someone that you've loved or trusted walk away from you or reject you Neglect you although you needed them There's few heartaches for those who can relate to that There's few heartaches as great as being left by those that we love It can be just heart -rending to have someone's presence in your life there for a season and then in a different season in your Life when you desperately need them They're not there If you've experienced that You may find that even months or years later that the hole hasn't gone away It still hurts With that said notice what solomon said in verses 57 through 60 He said may the lord our god Be with us as with our fathers. May he not leave us or ever forsake us You know the gods of the pagans disappeared at times They went off and did their own thing, which is why elijah mocked bale and the others perhaps your god is sleepy We need to wake him up is what he told on mount karma what he told the prophets of bale The pagans had gods that could go away for a season the greek same deal That gods would be busy up on mount olympus, maybe they'd care for you one day maybe they wouldn't But here solomon tells his people and god tells us That he's with us just as he was with our fathers just as he was with moses Whether you're here your name is bob or stew or frank or fran God's with you. God's with you every bit as much as he was with moses That's an encouraging thought because We don't feel like moses most of the time But his presence is with us his presence is with our church And so solomon says, you know if we understand that and we cleave to him our future is bright It's so bright because the right man is on our side the man king. Jesus The right man is on our side, you know, even if the whole world should turn against you Which given enough time it might Even the whole world should turn against you. God won't even if every other promise is broken If even if every loyal friend breaks ranks with you in the time that they come god won't And when you're hurting in that midnight hour when you feel all alone, he says i'm with you And we got this together I'm with you and we got this. All right, let's look at our last verse verse 61 our last verse So now he's encouraging the people about how to respond to these promises and god's presence and the like verse 61 He tells the people and you can imagine his hands that he says it he says let your heart therefore Be loyal to lord our god Let your heart therefore be loyal to lord our god to walk in his statutes and keep his commandments as it is this day This is a benediction of sorts it's a blessing It's also an exhortation And in this exhortation king solomon tells people what he told them previously He says if we believe all this to be true if we believe there is a god in heaven if we believe that he loves us If we believe he's told us how to live Then the evidence of that belief is not simply what we profess with our mouth the israelis profess things all the time That wasn't their problem It's what they did with it how they acted how they responded Remember, we've talked about the difference between orthodoxy and orthopraxy orthodoxy is the easy part orthodoxy is just accepting propositional theological truth And saying amen. Amen what's harder is going out those doors and acting accordingly So solomon he puts his hands out and says hey Aaa Be careful to be loyal to our god and to keep his statutes his laws and his judgments Let me ask you do you remember you remember what your first car was? I got in trouble. I talked about cars recently What was it pinto? Was that what it was something like that? I got in trouble I called out a car and someone said that was my car. So i'm not gonna do that I'll call out my first car. My first car was a brown mazda b2000 pickup Man alive they were a lot smaller and they're making pickups these days pickups these days or something else You know, I had this little thing going down the road and like so I had this mazda b2000 pickup now I did love the car. It was my first car So of course, I loved it and I waxed it and polished it and shined it and like at first Then I went to college and still had the car and I had other priorities or other things that interested me other pursuits for my time and suddenly it wasn't even just a lack of washing the car Other things like I don't know oil changes just things that you just should do, you know, the common sense stuff I was like nah this This car hasn't let me down before right? I mean, I didn't give it an oil change in the last month So it probably doesn't need this one month. Well kick that forward a while. What happens i'll tell you what happens It ends up with me on i -5 north of eugene oregon on the side of the road having Say flipped a rod. I'm those you know cars better. I don't know what happened bruised a rod broke a rod Whatever there was a rod involved and it stopped working And so the car stopped working and it never drove again. That was it I kissed a goodbye it went on a tow truck and it was and it was gone We tend to prioritize the things that are important to us It's easy to ascend to propositional truth when it's right in front of us the people there at that time With the new temple and the hurrahs and you know the celebrations and the dinner on the grounds They were having back in this day. The people were excited. It wasn't hard to get them excited It wasn't hard for them to get amen and all that the hard part was in nurturing and caring For that which god entrusted to them down the road and for prioritizing the same things through their actions that they prioritize with their lips Right here and the sad thing was that they wouldn't When I say this is the high point of israel's history up to this point i've been it What does that imply? It implies that things got worse Which they did God made a promise I got you I got you in your future And they had made promises to the differences. They didn't keep theirs And so they backslid in the most egregious of ways to the point to the sad point as we studied in our review of ezekiel Last year whenever it was To the sad point that the same god who came to dwell in this temple in first kings chapter 8 would leave it and ezekiel 10 He would depart the temple leave it as ikabat empty of his glory There's things that have been trusted to matters of faith if you're a parent if you're a father There's things that have been entrusted to you to look out after your loved ones to nurture their faith To take care of their faith to take care of your own faith so that it doesn't get broken down on the side of the road When life circumstances throw you a curveball, which is inevitable There's bins in the road. You can't see coming So The way that we grow and sustain our faith is by immersing ourselves in the faith by doing what god has Said all right before we wrap up or in closing here I want you to notice at the very end of verse 61 He says something interesting and at first when I looked at this text a few years ago I missed it, but I don't want to miss it today verse 61 He said let your heart therefore be loyal to the lord our god to walk in the statutes and keep his commandments And then he adds these four words as at this day Solomon knew the people's history He wanted them to have that particular day emblazoned on their mind to do that Which they had promised to do that day in the time yet to come and yet As we said just a moment ago They wouldn't Roughly 400 years later after this text That day would be a distant memory and they would have forgotten it 400 years later there would be no more cheering There would only be what we call lamentation There would only be disaster Roughly 400 years later as we said before god's glory would depart the babylonians would show up. That's a bad trade They gave up the glory of god. They received the babylonians Ezekiel 10 says this the glory lord departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim and the cherubim mounted up from the earth in his sight Same temple look Can that happen to a church to a denomination a nation? Yes, yes, and yes It can happen if we don't keep the first things first It can happen if we don't prioritize that which we're called to prioritize It can happen if we stop trusting god and start trusting ourselves It can happen if we ignore what god has said in his word And start coming up with our own precepts and following the wills and wants of our own hearts In this passage that we've read today Solomon god through psalm is reminding the people that hey, there's some intentionality i've made you a promise and yet and yet There is a degree of intentionality on your part That your future is going to be heavily predicated upon. What will it be? What will it be are you going to be zealous to do the very things that you promised me on First kings 8 that you promised you say you're going to do you say amen. Amen. Are you going to do that? You won't if you're not intentional about it and in time In time the temple might be empty and in time churches or denominations can follow suit and if you don't think that's possible Go to europe Go to new england Just see places that once not that long ago resonated that once With at least a cultural religiosity And all likelihood of something far stronger now be turned to just empty husks of what they once were If it could happen in israel if it could happen in europe if it happened to england it could happen in the bible belt Our responsibility Is to cling to that which god has delivered us once for all through the saints And to champion no matter what the world tells us no matter what's going on in the culture around us Let the culture go to the wind This is what we're called to adhere to and salman put it before the people in an old testament context Said do this and live The same is true for us Let's pray Join, dr. Toby holt and dr.
A highlight from The Necessity of God's Power (Part 2)
"How do you respond when unbelievers aren't enthusiastic about your witness for the gospel of Jesus Christ? How should we handle such opposition? Can a common Christian be expected to explain the gospel to someone who is more knowledgeable in worldly things? Dr. John Whitcomb has been teaching the Bible and apologetics for many decades, and he utilizes that experience to answer those questions today on Encounter God's Truth. I'm your host, Wayne Shepard, and we're in the middle of a sermon entitled The Necessity of God's Power as we continue a series on biblical apologetics. It was recorded live at Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, West Virginia, and Whitcomb Ministries thanks them for allowing us to bring you these messages. Today's lesson is vitally important in helping us learn how to share our faith with those who disagree and resist the message of God's grace. It goes into detail regarding the power source that influences unbelievers, namely Satan and his demons, and how they relate to history and prophecy. Please stay with us now and track with us in your own Bible if you can as Dr. Whitcomb deals with these significant issues. We open with a short review from last time looking at Isaiah chapter 64. And we all fade as a leaf and our iniquities like the wind have taken us away and there is none that calleth upon thy name that stirs up himself to take hold of thee for thou has hid thy face from us and has consumed us because of our iniquities. Now this is Isaiah, probably the greatest Old Testament writing prophet, you see, whose sin nature was judicially purged away in that confrontation with God in chapter 6, one of the most amazing encounters with the living God ever recorded. And it's Isaiah who says, we, our iniquities, not somebody else's. You all know Jeremiah 17 9, the heart of man is what? Deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Like God said of the human race before the flood, and by the way, God makes it clear, he didn't wipe out the human race except for one family for no real legitimate reason. God looked down upon the human race and saw that the iniquity of man was great and that every thought of the intent of his heart was only evil continually. I'll give you my opinion on that. No human being, even with a fallen, sinful, depraved nature, can be that bad, that consistently without demonic help. I think the whole pre -flood world was not only depraved but demonized. That every thought of the intent of their heart was always evil. Always. Hmm. And so God, of course, I mean, my problem with the Genesis flood is not that God wiped out the human race, but that he waited hundreds of years for people to repent through the preaching of Noah because God is long suffering, not what? Willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. And Noah preached and proclaimed and warned and appealed, pled with people, come into the ark, there's a flood coming. And people laughed and laughed. And Jesus said, in those days, men were eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage, all of which is fine, except that's all they live for. Just feeding and multiplying and animals can do that too. And God did not do what? He didn't create human beings in his image and likeness do nothing more than animals do. They had no thought for him, no response to his word, no interest whatever. And therefore, it said they understood not until Noah entered the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all. You say, isn't that a little bit extreme? Did you know that many Christians are offended by the Genesis flood account? Maybe one billion people. You mean only one family was saved. Isn't that an overkill? You know what's really amazing? I mean, I'm trying to be biblical. Would you pray for me? The amazing thing that anybody was saved. You say, well, Noah and his family were perfect. Oh, you know better. There were eight sin natures in the ark, which after the flood what proliferated and became what total blasphemers in the Tower of Babel project and later, of course, crucified Jesus and someday the Antichrist will be also a descendant of that family. And we say, Lord, help me to see things from your perspective. The fact that you even put up with the human race at all is an astounding thing in scripture in the light of what we are. And by the way, that's why God will never send another flood because Genesis 8 21 says that God said, never again will I destroy the earth as I have done because man is what? Is wicked from his youth up. You say, well, that sounds like a good reason to have a global flood every 100 years. No, a thousand floods, a million, would never modify our sin nature. And so God said that was once and enough to demonstrate who's in the next flood till the fire comes at the end of the world. The fire flood. Well, friends, here we are. This is our problem. And I say, Lord, we have a sin problem. Even the natural man, however nice, receives not the things of the Spirit of God. They're foolishness him neither can you know them. They're spiritually discerned or praised. Romans 8 7, even while we were sinners or enemies, Christ died for us. Psalm 14, the fool says in his heart, what? There's no God. Romans 5 8 and so forth. I mean, these passages, friends, totally destroy any little thought we may have had that we can be persuasive in changing people's minds about God and his word. Okay. Oh, but we have another problem. Not only sin, but who? Satan. Oh my. Whenever you talk to an unsaved person, the Bible tells you this for you're talking to at least two persons, one of whom's invisible and maybe more. And that invisible one is Satan, who's the God of this world. And, you know, the Bible makes it so clear that Satan has, you know, enormous power. Turn to Ephesians six. Would you please listen to this? We learned in Ephesians chapter two that people walk according to the prince of the power of the air, who is the spirit that now worketh and the children of disobedience. Look at Ephesians six, verse 11. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. By the way, he has all kinds of names. Satan, devil, the prince, the God of this world, the prince of the power of the air. Listen to this. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, against mere human beings. Oh, you see, that's rationalistic apologetics. I have better arguments than you have about God and the Bible. I, when you lose, you're now converted. I have heard of, I have attended a couple creation evolution debates. And my friend Henry Morris and now the recently retired Duane Gish, I mean, these men are fantastic debaters. And they have won every debate. There have been hundreds of them in great major universities around the world, hundreds of them. I feel sorry for an evolutionist who is going to debate Henry Morris or Duane Gish or these other men in the creation science movement who have memorized hundreds and hundreds of arguments. They know better than the evolutionist does what his argument is going to be and how to answer them. They've never lost a man outwitted them. He did, he talked and talked and talked and never let them have a chance to answer. So he won. See, and most of them know they're going to be defeated and end up doing what? Using ad hominem arguments insulting the creationist, you see, because they can't answer his arguments, his evidences. They're overwhelming. They're undeniable. But let me ask a question. How many of the evolutionists who are defeated say, look, that's it. I unconditionally surrender now to Jesus. Where's the nearest church? No. In fact, it's almost like they're hardened even more in their hatred against the God of the Bible, the God of creation. That's very mysterious. Okay. I'm not saying that a creation argument can't be used of God, as we shall see, God willing tonight, to help people at least pay attention to some of the things you might have to say. And the best creation science debate scenario, in my opinion, is when you walk out the door of the auditorium after the debate's over with and somebody gives you a gospel of John or a Bible tract or an invitation to a Bible study and you say, well, let me hear more. And you might use some of that wisely, you see, as a serpent, harmlessly like a dove, to get people within the sound of the what? Of the gospel. But the debate won't convert people. You sort of knew that, didn't you? It's hard for me to realize it, but dear friends, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, against mere debaters, against mere evolutionists, against mere atheists, but against what? Principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand an evil day, and having done all to stand, stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the what? The fiery darts of the wicked or the evil one. 2 Corinthians 4 -3, if our gospel behead, if people can't see it, appreciate it, love the Savior you're telling about, is because what? The God of this world has blinded them. They may not see the Christ who's the light of the world. They can't see. I mean, Jesus talked, you know, in Matthew 13 about going forth sowing the seed. And you say, well, now wait a minute here. There's something unfair about this statement Jesus made because he said after the seed is sown, Satan comes and takes the seed away. My, it falls on hardened soil, irresponsible, irresponsive soil, and he takes it away. He blinds people. You say, well, that's not fair. That's a serious problem in the Bible. But men are responsible. It's like Pharaoh. Did God harden his heart? Did he harden his own heart? You see, there's a mysterious interaction. If you don't want the truth, you'll be further blinded. If you resist the word of God, Satan comes in and makes it even harder for you, and even harder, and even harder. And in rare cases in the lifetime of Jesus, and I think in the coming tribulation, people will be so hardened, they'll actually say of antichrist miracles, they are from God, and they will take his mark on forehand and right hand, and they're doomed before they die. They've committed the unpardonable sin. Some could do that when Jesus was here. When they saw his miracles, they said what? They're from Satan. They blaspheme the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the identity of their Messiah with sign miracles. This is awesome, friends. Now, I think the only unpardonable sin in the church age is you just keep rejecting the gospel. Until, and it's never too late, until when? Until you're dead. Then it's over. You're done forever. God says don't underestimate your enemy. Don't think you can manipulate him. You handle him. Outsmart him. No, no. Why, the greatest angel in the righteous angelic universe is Michael. He's the archangel. That means, number one, he's tops of righteous angels. And he was appointed by God on one occasion to protect the body of Moses in a distant remote region of the Dead Sea. Nobody ever saw him die. God buried him. And Satan came along to desecrate that body. Now, can you imagine the scenario here, friends? This is the night of the book of Jude, chapter 9, verse 9. Let me imagine the interchange, okay? Satan comes and says to Michael, step aside. I'm taking that body. I hated Moses for 40 years, and I'm going to destroy and desecrate the body. In the Old Testament times and in many parts of the world today, the way you're buried tells a lot about who you are. Did you know that? The body is precious to God. I mean, it's not essential. He can raise you from the dead without your body being visible. That's another issue. But Michael said, in effect, no, you can't. I mean, I was appointed by God just because he knew you would show up. You can't touch this body. And Satan says, well, you don't know who I am, do you? Did you know Satan is higher than Michael? Satan is the greatest creature in the universe. Read about him in Ezekiel 28. Oh, friends, Michael finally gave up arguing with a superior being. And he used presuppositional apologetics. Listen to this one. The Lord rebuke you, and that ended it. In other words, I can't handle you, but I know somebody who can. And I'm going to turn you over to my God. Goodbye. That's you. That is I. Lord, I can't handle this person. I need your divine help. I'm facing something vastly superior to any of my intellectual capacities to manipulate people. Help me to depend on you. You know what that is? That's an apologetic with power and passion. If you're going to have any effect on people, if you're going to be dynamic, irresistible, if you're going to win people to Jesus Christ forever and ever, you better be locked into a power system that is greater than yourself. Thank you, Lord. Now, friends, let's just take a little interlude here and look at the history of Satan, shall we? Satan's stages of downfall. You know, he had a great start. He was the anointing cherub that covered the presence of God. He was perfect in beauty. But then he had an evil thought, just one thought. I want to be like the Most High. And instantly, out he went. It didn't drag on with courts of appeal for months and years, trust me. And Jesus saw it happen. He said, I beheld Satan like lightning fall from heaven. It was instantaneous. Now, that's perfect justice. Human governments can't handle that. Watch how Jesus does it. Out he went, folks. That was his moral and spiritual fall, and perhaps 200 million demons fell with him. Jesus calls fallen angels demons. And then what happened? He experienced a second fall at the Genesis flood. Now, this is not well known, and this is based on some inferences. Okay. We read in 2 Peter and Jude that the angels that kept not their first estate, but went after strange flesh, those specially wicked ones, are now confined in chains and pits of darkness until the judgment of the great day. Who were they? Those are the ones at the time of the flood who, according to Genesis 6, you remember, took women and the sons of God, are who angels went after women, and God confined them at the Genesis flood forever to the place of judgment. I mean, they have no further access to human beings. And when Jesus the Lord showed up 2 ,000 years ago, do you know what the other demons said to him who had not been cast down into the Tartarus pit? They said, we know who you are, you son of the abbess, the pit. They still have access, I mean, millions of demons, but others are gone. They're gone. Now, friends, here was the final blow. Jesus said, now is the prince of this world cast out, and here's Genesis 3 15, and he will crush the serpent's head. And that was Calvary's cross. Maybe Satan was suspicious with suspicion that something bad would happen to himself, and he told Peter to tell Jesus what, don't go to Jerusalem and die. And Jesus said to Peter, get thee behind me, Satan. You say, well, if he was crushed at Calvary, then how come he's a roaring lion roaming around the world seeking whom he may devour? This is a deep mystery. I mean, did you know the Bible's full of difficult topics? He was judicially destroyed, but not actually. He is doomed legally, see, but God gave him an extension of activity during the church age to test the saints. See, that's very hard. I mean, just like Job chapter one, where Satan came to God and said, and God said, have you seen my servant Job? And Satan, I mean, this is so awful, I hate to quote it. And Satan said to God, oh, look, you've hedged him about, look at all the things you've done for him. You just take away those things and he'll curse you to your face. Ouch. You know what I would do if I were writing the book of Job? I'd say, God would say to him, look, I don't like you anymore. Kindly vanish forever. Now, why is Satan still here? Okay, the mystery of iniquity. Now, folks, Michael himself will have revenge on Satan someday in the middle of the seventh week of Daniel. He and his armies of righteous angels will be allowed by God to defeat Satan and his armies and cast them out of the third heaven where he has access. See, right now, Revelation 12 says Satan has access to the third heaven to do what? To accuse the brethren night and day. And he's right there now accusing you and me of all kinds of things for which we deserve an eternal hell. And the only answer Jesus can give him or needs to give him is what? Well, you're right, sir, he is really not a perfect person. And we only take perfect persons up here. But I died for him and I took his sin on myself and transferred my righteous to him goodbye. Now, you know, that's Zechariah chapter three, Joshua the high priest was filthy and Satan was there accusing him. And God said to him, the Lord rebuke you, Satan. Out of here. And clothed him, you see, in fresh clean garments representing what you and I wear in the sight of a holy God by virtue of his merits through his blood. Well, that's not the end for Satan. He's cast down knowing his time is short and he has three and a half more years on this planet to empower the antichrist, his human masterpiece, number two and who's the person in the Trinity of evil? And who's the second person? The antichrist, the beast. And the third person is who? The false prophet who performs miracles and transforms the statue of the antichrist into a living being that will kill people who won't bow before it. Talk about satanic miracles like the ones you know that Pharaoh's henchmen did in the court of Egypt to oppose Moses and Aaron. And what were their names? Janus and Jambres. Hmm. Wow. Satan will have enormous power for the final three and a half years. That's why it is called the great tribulation, the great and dreadful day of the Lord, those three and a half final years. And Satan will almost take over the world. Jesus said, unless those days are shortened, no flesh will survive. Say, thank you, Lord. I am a part of your bride and your body and you're not going to allow me to suffer the wrath of man or the wrath of Satan or the wrath of God in that awful period of time. Thank you for the pre -tribulation rapture. I heard three saying amen. Think of it, friends. We're going to be gone before this happens. Then comes what? The second coming of Christ, the Armageddon encounter and Satan and all his demons and the antichrist and the false prophet are cast down into the pit, the obeses. And there they will remain for a thousand years. But the amazing, amazing thing is that after a thousand years, Satan is going to be released again for a little time to test the nations who have been basking under the blessing of a perfect government, perfect economy, perfect environment for a thousand years. But many children are born, billions of people are born into the kingdom who've never really made a personal choice. And just like God had to do for Adam and Eve, he'll say, I'm going to give you a very, very credible choice alternative to me. And back comes Satan and enormous masses of people follow him like sand of the sea from multitude. And finally what? Fire comes from heaven and devours them all and consumes planet earth and the moon, the other eight planets, their moons, the sun, all the other stars and galaxies and the heavens and earth flee away from him who sits upon the throne. There'll be no place found for them. And Satan and the demons and those who never believed Jesus are consigned forever and ever to the lake of fire. And those who love Jesus and made a choice for him. Yes, even in the presence of satanic alternatives will be in God's heaven forever and ever. And I say, Lord, I just need help here. These are enormous things that are going on that I can't even see with my unaided eye. But through your precious word, these things come to light and you give me understanding that I need to be effective for you and patient and gracious and loving and prayerful, knowing that apart from you, I can do a thing. Help me, I pray in Jesus name. Amen. Do you have questions about what you're hearing in this series of biblical apologetics? Please share your thoughts with us at facebook .com slash Whitcomb ministries, and we'll try to respond and make use of your questions and comments. You can pass this message along to anyone at sermonaudio .com slash Whitcomb and point them to many additional resources at Whitcombministries .org. I want to read a portion of Psalm 107 to you before we depart. Until next time, I'm Wayne Shepard. Thanks for listening to encounter God's truth, where we teach every week that God's word is true from the beginning to the end.
A highlight from The Death And Final Days Of Moses
"Welcome to the podcast of First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport, Mississippi. To learn more about our church, our beliefs, and our pastor, please visit fpcgulfport .org. Outside of Jesus Christ, there is no one that has had more of an impact than the man we call Moses. Moses was used to deliver God's people, to bring them the law, and to build the tabernacle. However, in God's time, Moses died. In today's study of Deuteronomy 34, we'll consider the final days of this great man of God. Over the years, Moses had gone up mountains multiple times to meet with God. On a number of different occasions, Moses had ascended a mountain in order to meet with God there. The time we're most familiar with is when he received the Ten Commandments. In today's text, Moses would do what he had done multiple times before. He would go up the mountain, but this time, he would not return. This time, Moses would die upon the mountaintop. Now, what do you think the last thing that Moses saw was? What do you think the last thing he heard was? The last vision that we're going to see as we jump into today's study, the last vision that graced Moses' eyes, it was a look into the Promised Land. God had made promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and he renewed those promises across the years. Moses himself had looked forward to this great day, and here on the mountaintop, he beholds that which was promised centuries ago, he beholds the Promised Land. And he sees in that moment that the promises of God are not void, that God can and will do everything that he has said he would do. So Moses looks out, and as he looks out at the Promised Land, dear heavens, it's so much better than where he just came from. Moses had just come out of the wilderness. Moses had just spent 40 years wandering around with the people in the wilderness, and now he looks out and he sees the Promised Land, and it's every bit as good, every bit as great as God had told him. This is truly a land flowing with milk and honey. I don't know what that looks like, but it sounded pretty good, especially in contrast to the wilderness that they came out of. This is a land that was green. We see palm trees in here. This was lush. This was desirable. There was any manner of things about this land that was far superior than that which he had come. So Moses' life, in a sense, had been building to this moment. Moses' ministry had been building to this moment. At one point, God had commissioned Moses to deliver his people from bondage to Pharaoh, to deliver his people. Now, here's the thing. It's true of them, and it's true of us. When God delivers you from something, when God delivers you from one circumstance, he also delivers you to another. You understand that? When God delivers us from one thing, he delivers us to another thing. In the case of the Israelites, the wilderness was not the end game. God delivered them from Pharaoh, and they spent time in the wilderness. But ultimately, he was delivering them to the promised land. So this was the day, this was the moment, this was the time that Moses' entire life and ministry had been building towards. And it all culminated in his own eyes and his own ears as God whispered, This is the land. This is the land. So Moses saw this. Now, as we look at today's text, I want us to be encouraged. You and I too live in the wilderness. We might not recognize that at times, because at times it's fairly nice, at least here locally. And yet this is the wilderness, and God has trained our eyes just as he has trained Moses' eyes to look towards a promised land that awaits, and to have our entire trajectory, our entire life's course, to head towards that day and that location. So in today's text, on the one hand, we're seeing a story of one man beholding the promised land. On the other hand, today's text is a call for us to look forward to that day when we will behold an even greater promised land yet to come. All right, if you would, let's look now, verses one through four. We'll reread these verses and work our way through the balance. Verse one. Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab, which were no great shakes, the plains of Moab, to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is a cross from Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, which is up towards the north, all of Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, the south and the plains of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees as far as Zoar. Then the Lord said to him, this is the land. This is the land of which I swore, which I promised, which I covenanted with you, to give to Abraham, to Isaac and Jacob, saying, I will give it to your descendants. And I have caused you, caused you, Moses, to see it with your own eyes, but you shall not cross over there. All right, before I unpack these verses, I want us to recall that if you've read through the book of Deuteronomy, you'll see a few chapters earlier in chapter 31, that God had already told Moses what was about to go down. In other words, nothing that's happening here in chapter 34 is a surprise to Moses. He didn't go up to chapter 34 and all of a sudden realize that this was the end. God had told them way back in 31, also in Numbers, he had told them this is what's going to happen. This is the time frame. This is what to expect. So in chapter 31, God told Moses that the end is near and even told them when and where it was going to occur. But he said, go and get your house in order. And so Moses did and he offered all the people a series of blessings and of course a series of warnings as well. And of course he taught the individuals, he spoke to individuals about the things that they needed to do and the time to come and yet he blessed all of those that he had loved and led for all of these years. And when that was complete, when those actions were done, it was time to go up the mountain. And that final action, that ascending, is what we see in verses one through four. Now in verses one through four, the descriptions we have of going from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho, if you're a cartography sort of person, you understand that this meant he literally went to the tallest mountain range and to the tallest peak in that mountain range in order to look out. And from that vantage point, he beheld something he'd wanted to see really his entire life. He looked out and he saw it to the north and the east and the south and to the west, this landscape breathtaking which was greater than anything that he had expected into the distance of the land that God had promised. And as his old eyes took this in, as he took this in, as he filtered this experience, this sensory experience that he was seeing, he hears the word of God whisper to him and said, this is the land. Moses, this is the land. This is the land that I swore to Jacob. You know, there is something cool about those moments in life, however rare they may be, when faith becomes sight, when that which we have believed may be for decades only to find out that God, God has fulfilled it in our time and in our sight. For decades, Moses had been leading by faith. I mean, he'd been in the wilderness. That's all he really had to work with. He'd been leading by faith. Now God had blessed the people. He'd given them the quail and the man and all these different things. God had protected the people and put a hedge around them. Their sandals hadn't worn out despite being in the wilderness. God had protected the people and yet it was just a miserable time. It was miserable for Moses in particular because the people were grumbling all the time. Man alive, if you read anything that the people of Israel did during the book of Exodus or Deuteronomy, what you'll see is that this was a rebellious house. They grumbled and they complained. There was even a point when Moses basically said, God, kill me now because the people, they're just too much for me. I can't take this anymore. I can't take this anymore. So Moses had had this very difficult, very challenging time when he'd been out in the wilderness and yet at this moment, the faith that he'd had for decades, the faith he'd had across all these travels, the faith he'd had even as things were going miserable, the faith he had after day after day of things just being so difficult for him, the faith that he had had that God had sowed in his heart is fully realized and validated in this moment. Moses, this is the land. Everything you've done, all your ministry, it's paid off. You have done what I've asked you to do. You delivered the people from Egypt and you've delivered them to the door of the promised land. Moses had believed for decades that God could and would do exactly this. Moses had believed and had faith even when this world gave him faith, having a faith tested and even critiqued by others. They had critiqued him. They critiqued his faith. They critiqued his leadership. After all this time, he realized that everything God had told them had been true. That's exciting to think that there's a day for you too that'll come when your faith will become sight. There's things right now that you take by faith. Well, here's the good news. God's intention in his time is to validate every ounce of faith you have ever placed in him. There will become a time when faith will become sight just as it was for Moses. Now before we look at verses five through seven, I'll ask us, the promised land of Canaan, that no longer holds as much appeal to us per se. And yet Christ himself, Christ said, hey church, hey new covenant community, there is a promised land that's even better than that one. There's a promised land that awaits. And he introduced that promised land when he was talking to his disciples on the night he was betrayed. He gathers them close when they're anxious and he says, hey, let me tell you a little bit about that promised land. He said this, let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, there you may be also. Moses worked all his life toward the promised land and toward being the recipient of the promises that God had long made to his forefathers. Well, the promise that Jesus made to the disciples in the church is even greater and it's on our horizon as well. Let's look at verses five through seven. So Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth Peor, but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses was 120 years old when he died. And his eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. There has never been, never, never, never, never been a man like Moses. Outside of Christ himself, who had the advantage of being fully God and fully man, outside of Jesus Christ, there's never been a man utilized on this entire planet to do the things that Moses did, to accomplish all that he accomplished. To the degree he's considered the great intercessor, the giver of the old covenant. He delivered God's people. He brought them the law. He helped construct the tabernacle. He led them to the promised land. This is one of the greatest profiles any leader could ever desire. And yet, interestingly, in verse five, he dies. What does that tell you? This is the most important man in the era of his day. In all of the cosmos, there was no man born of woman, no man of flesh and blood that was as critical, you could say, to the kingdom of God and to the working of God's purposes than Moses. And yet, in verse five, Moses died. What does that tell you? It tells me we're all replaceable. It tells me that we all minister for a season, however long that season may or may not be. It's a season. And in God's time, he will raise up others, like Joshua, to continue the work. And therefore, as he continues that work, the glory goes to God and not to man. Scripture refers to Moses as the servant of the Lord. Don't miss that. The greatest character in Moses' story is not Moses. It's God. In God's time, as wonderful and amazing and as just tremendous a human being as Moses was, in God's time, he called him home. Now, did he call him because he looked at Moses and said, oh, Moses, you're looking kinda creaky. Moses, I'm just feeling so bad for you. The arthritis is kicking in. You're just shuffling. Moses, let me do you a favor. Let me call you on back. Enter into your rest. Did you do that? Was Moses in that sort of condition? Well, at 120, I would think he would be, but interestingly, Scripture says that wasn't the case. Scripture says that his eyes had not grown dim. His natural vigor was not diminished. Moses was still at 120 years old at the powerhouse. I hope to be at 50, at 60. He was a powerhouse, and we know he was a powerhouse because he did something that I couldn't do and I don't think we all could do. He went up this mountain at 120 years old. We know that he was capable. We know he wasn't shuffling. We know he wasn't near death because he climbed a mountain in the very text we're looking at. This is a man that God didn't call home because he just couldn't bear to see him falling apart this way. He called him home. Because his time was done and his utility in the eyes of God was complete. That'll be true of us as well. There will come a time when God calls us home and rest assured, he will not do so until he is convinced that our utility, our kingdom utility is complete. Now, here's the thing. We might question that timing. We might say, I could do more. I'd grow more, experience more, what have you. And yet God knows what he's doing and he knew when it was time to call Moses. He knew the time to call Moses was different than the time to call McShane. He knew the time to call Moses was different than the time to call Aaron, which was much earlier. You and I, we have a challenge when it comes to mortality. You know one of the things that's developed and I think it's a 21st century North American sort of thing, the bucket list. You know, I looked across theologians and I said, surely this concept of a bucket list, surely a Turretin, surely Spurgeon, surely Calvin wrote about the bucket list, surely. Not so much. It's something we've developed because we have this idea that with the time we have, we should experience everything we possibly can and do everything we can. And I get that impulse. There's a lot of stuff I wanna do. I just mentioned Bob Ross and violins. There's things we all wanna do. And yet, in God's time, he will call us home. Moses never went water skiing. Moses never ate a chocolate bar. Some things we take for granted. Moses never had a po' boy. There was a lot Moses didn't do. But in God's time, when Moses' season was done, God called him home. And that's okay. We don't understand when God calls our loved ones home. We don't get it, we don't like it. And yet, if we look at what they've meant to us, if we look at how they poured their lives into our own, we rejoice that not only did we know them and experience those benefits then, but we continued to reap the benefits of having known them in the first place. There's the old saying that people don't really die, that they live within us. Well, in this sense, they do. The experiences we've had with them continue to infect and inform us in the most positive sense in the time they had to come. And as an aside, our reunion's not that far off. Our reunion's just around the corner. If we have faith, we'll soon have sight. All right, one last thought in verses five through seven before we look at verses eight through 12. One thing I do not want us to miss. So Moses, he dies. God calls him home. God says your utility is complete. Now enter into your rest. So God calls Moses home. Now with that said, Moses dies. I don't know if he's sitting, standing, what have you, but Moses, he's done. Now, who's up there with him? Anyone? Bueller? God is with him, right? So who buries Moses? God. Look at the text again. Look at verses five through seven. So Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab according to the word of the Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth Peor, but no one knows his grave to this day. Do you see this? Moses dies, and then God cradles his body. God cradles his body and takes him to his rest. And he takes him to a place where no one will know where the grave site is because people can be weird about relics and the like and go rushing and touching and receiving the blessing. God says, no, no, no, we're not doing that. So God takes him, cradles his body, and he buries him in a location known only to God. There's no more tender picture, at least not many more tender pictures, that I can see with regards to everyone's passing than to see this. See this picture of God cradling the body of Moses. Doing him this service, even in death, to see that he is buried. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. This text bears witness to that. Let's look at verses eight through 12. Verse eight. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for 30 days. And so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended. Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him. And so the children of Israel heeded him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. But, but since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. And all the signs and wonders which the Lord had sent him to do in the land of Egypt before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel. You know one of the cruelest ironies of that text? For 30 days they mourned and they grieved, and actually this is a customary thing. We don't know that they were actually mourning and grieving like right there on day 29 and then just stopped on day 30 or what have you. We don't know exactly how this works, but we know this much. While he was alive, the people didn't care for Moses. While he was alive, the people really, really went at Moses. They routinely rebelled and rejected and said who put you in charge? They routinely critiqued his decisions, they critiqued his leadership, they critiqued everything about him. They grumbled and they complained. As we said in Numbers 11, Moses even went to God and he says just take me home, take me home already. I've had my fill of these people. And yet, and yet here's the thing, no one in the camp, no one in the camp of Israel that day remembered a time without his leadership, without Moses being in charge. Moses had been a constant stabilizing force in their presence amidst all their difficulties. And now, now he's gone. That can be challenging for us when we lose those who mean so much to us. We have individuals who have been a constant stabilizing force for so long, they've meant so much to us and in God's time he takes them. And yet, even as God took Moses, even as he cradled his body into the grave, God was not unconcerned with what happened to the people. And so God had raised up for the people a means of leadership, specifically Joshua, who would be no slouch for what it's worth, who would be no slouch. Whatever the case is, even as the people wept, which is a little ironic because they didn't love Moses too much while he was with them, we see that even as they're weeping, God has prepared a new leader. In verse nine, we see that he's raised up Joshua. In his providence, God uses different human instrumentation to do his will. At a certain point, all of us will be called home to glory and God willing, God will have raised up other people, whether it's for this pulpit, for this church, or in Gulfport in the community around us. God is busy, as we've seen in the baptism this morning, building his kingdom and plugging and playing different individuals in at different times. Moses, my servant is dead, I'll raise up Joshua. There was still good news for the people, God had not left them even if Moses had. All right, with our remaining time this morning, I want to briefly reread the eulogy that we see in verses 10 through 12. We talked earlier about Moses with regards to who he was and the powerhouse he was and no one was like Moses. Let me read these verses because they're somewhat unique. God doesn't do this for every prophet or individual in his word. Verse 10 says this, but since then, since that time, there's not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face and all the signs and wonders which the Lord had sent him to do in the land of Egypt before Pharaoh, before all his servants and in all his land and by all that mighty power and all that great terror which Moses performed in the sight of Israel. All right, thinking question, who wrote Deuteronomy? Let me ask you a harder question. Who wrote those verses? we Ah, know that Moses wrote the Torah. What's the first book in the Torah? Genesis, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. We know Moses wrote these books. He celebrated as the author of these books. Moses wrote Deuteronomy and yet who wrote that? But since then, there's not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses whom the Lord knew face to face and then goes on to say about all that he did in the time of Pharaoh. Who wrote these words? Well, many, just as an aside, many believe that Joshua wrote these words. And the reason for that's twofold. Number one, Joshua was used to being Moses' assistant, for lack of a better word. He was used to basically being the guy, the number one, the Spock to his Kirk. He was used to being the guy who would come alongside and help and assist Moses across these years. And it makes some sense that Joshua was the one who wrote this passage given that he was eyewitness to this stuff. He would have certainly been the best, most qualified candidate to write it. Others believe that possibly Ezra, which is a unique thought, but Ezra or other prophets may have been the ones to record them. Well, regardless of who it was that wrote these words, this epitaph, this eulogy here at the end of this book, regardless of who it was that wrote them, we do believe that they're inspired and inerrant and infallible, and their message is this. Moses was one of a kind. The Israelites could not have asked for a better leader even if they didn't recognize it in the time that he was leading them. The Israelites could not have asked for a better intercessor on their behalf, a better deliverer. And yet, just as they would kill the prophets in the years thereafter, they routinely rejected and despised, just hated the very man that God had raised up to bless them. Now, over the centuries, the Israelites would come to see differently. It's funny how that works. Over the centuries, they would come to see differently. Over time, they would come to see Moses as the God -ordained instrument that he was, the great intercessor, the great deliverer, the mediator of the old covenant. In time, they would come to see it, and to prove that they would see it in time, in synagogues, in the synagogues of Christ's time. You know what there was, one of the features of the synagogues? There was a seat. You know what it was called? The seat of Moses, the seat of Moses. In the synagogues, even in Christ's time, they would talk about the seat of Moses, and the point is this, that over the years, they began to understand Moses in ways that they didn't at the time he was leading. They began to revere him. They began to revere him to the point of even in their synagogues, saying that the place, the seat where someone sits in order to read scripture from, the seat where the law is given, we'll call the seat of Moses. Now before I pray this morning, let me ask you, I think a very fascinating, very relevant question. It's actually a question that R .C. Sproul used to ask his students. Here's the question. This really is a thinking cap sort of question. Do you think Moses ever entered into the Promised Land? Now, I'm not using this as a euphemism. I'm not talking about heaven. I'm not talking about that final rest. I mean the literal Promised Land with the dirt and the soil in Canaan. Do you think that Moses ever entered into the Promised Land? Did the feet of Moses ever stand in Canaan? What do you think? All right, hearing both. All right, so here's the answer. Here's the answer. Do you remember in Matthew 17, the event that we call the Mount of Transfiguration, where Jesus Christ goes up a mountain. It's during his public ministry. He goes up this mountain. And when he gets to the top of the mountain, who does Jesus encounter there? Moses and Elijah. In the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus goes up and he encounters the two titanic men of Israel's history. Elijah, on the one hand, the greatest of the prophets. You could say he typified all of the prophets. But Jesus also encounters Moses there in Canaan on the Mount of Transfiguration, standing amongst him. I think it's kind of fascinating. I think it's awesome that God in Deuteronomy 34 allowed Moses to see the Promised Land just as he'd said. And he said he would die, and he did. And yet how good is God that all those centuries later Moses got to stand there? I think it's interesting to see how God fulfills his promises, sometimes in ways that we don't expect, and sometimes fulfills the desires of our hearts in ways that we don't expect. God had told Moses he would not lead the people in the Canaan. He told him he would die before ever setting foot there. But in time, he gave him the privilege to where stand his eyes once beheld. In God's time, Moses' faith became sight. And I like that that's true in Deuteronomy 34. I also like that it's true in Matthew 17. And I like that it's true of us. Whatever you're clinging to this day, whatever faith is sustaining you to wake up tomorrow and get back at it, whatever faith is sustaining you to go about your jobs, your vocation, your family life in the midst of all the reasons just to stay in bed, know this, your faith will be validated in God's time. There is a day when your faith will become sight. Let's pray. To search through an archive of Dr. Holt's previous sermons, please visit us at fpcgolfport .org, or you can look us up at sermonaudio .com.
Tim Mahoney Describes His Journey to Biblical Archeology
"I'm talking to Tim Mahoney who is behind the films called patterns of evidence, the new one. It's going to be in theaters may 15th and 17th only. Fathom event is patterns of evidence journey to Mount Sinai part two, okay, so I just have to ask because I'm sure you told me this in the past, but for my audience's sake, how did you get involved in biblical archeology and in these kinds of things? Because I have become more and more and more fascinated with this stuff. What was your journey to Mahoney? Well, I think that if you wonder about your past and you wonder about how we got somewhere, when I was in high school, my family actually broke up when I was 11 years old. And it was a tragic kind of a breakup. We actually had to go in hiding Eric from my father because he was, he wasn't well. And he and an 11th grade was the first time I started to get back an interested in school. And it was when I was reading a history book. And I started to read ahead. And it was like that scene from when John Candy when they're like, I'm sure that scene when Steve Martin and John Candy in a movie where they're like in bed. And they're all of a sudden they wake up and they start talking about baseball or whatever. And I was like, thinking to myself, what in the world am I doing reading ahead in this book? I do not, I'm not supposed to be a good student. I don't like this, but I found history was fascinating because I was learning a story. It was a Civil War. And I was going deeper and deeper into it. I couldn't believe what had happened. I finally became aware that something happened earlier in time. And I think that this history, when you ever have a chance to look and you go, well, how did this happen? Where did this happen? And in my own life, I thought I was just going to go on adventure, but once you go into a place like Egypt and you see the pyramids and you see archeology and you realize that there was nations here before, there were armies here before, there were pharaohs and you look at the tombs and you look at go to the British Museum and you see what was created. Human hair from 3000 years ago, we wove together. I saw this wig that was both African and like a Norwegian hair that was woven together. I go, who was this person? Who are these people that all this happened? And you just realized that there's something more. And I think that that interest of knowing what the past was about, what drew me in, and so when I went to Egypt, the first time in 2002, I was absolutely astounded by the precision of things that were created. And how in the world did that happen? And then as you bring your faith into it, you realize that God is the creator of everything
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"Ten. I just rated it at 7.341 because we talked about the start of this podcast. Yeah, mogul's just a ton of fun. I think that that mechanic of like an auction, but you can drop out and get money. Is so good because it just we talked about we started this podcast talking about how mobile mobile markets are smartphone ink game, which I just had to click and tab over to to even remember the full name of. Is unintuitive in a way that gets in the way of the fun. Mogul is unintuitive in a way that's just terrific and hilarious because with mogul, all these things that are seemingly impossible will happen. Like, you know, you'll put a money in the bowl and then you put money in the bowl and then you'll realize now I want to get out and take money actually, but then the bowl three times will be passed back to you with no money in it because players keep dropping out. I just think that bowl has a mind of its own essentially. Like you can win auctions paying, I kept getting cards that I paid almost no money for and I kept putting money into auctions and then somehow just being absolutely screwed. It's bizarre. Very often in this game, you'll have turns where you put in loads of money and just get nothing out of it because of the way that people drop out tactically just to annoy you. And you know, I think last time we did a podcast, we talked about Taj Mahal and we called it sunk cost fallacy the game. I think mogul might be the ultimate sunk cost fallacy the game. Because when you're in that state where you've put like 5 chips into the bowl, you are just like screaming at the person who's left in the auction being like, why won't you die? Please just leave. This is tearing us apart. It's just everything that happens in it is funny.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"They're investors in rail. Trying to squeeze the most money out of rail before it busts, and then they can invest it all into real estate. That doesn't happen in this game, but I love that it says that in the manual, just a fantastic indictment of boom bust capitalism. I mean, it does go boom buster. There is an abstract bust that happens at the end of the game. Yeah, no, that's true. It's more that this idea that they didn't need to say all the investors then move their money into real estate, but they did. No, but I'm glad they did. Yes. So the way this game works is every round, a card is going to be flipped from the top of the deck in one of the different colors in the game. Silver, purple, yellow, blue, or brown. Those are the different rail companies that you're going to be abstractly investing in. What you do on your turn is you choose one of two options. Option one is to stay in the bidding, which means you drop a little pellet, one of your tiny chips into the bowl, and then pass it on to the next person. You're still in. You still got a chance to get this card. That bowl might travel around the table for a few people, or dropping a chip in, say, I want to stay in this auction. Until it gets to someone who looks at that card and goes, actually, I don't want this that much. Instead, I want all of the money in the bowl, which they then tip into their cupped fist and sequester it away to then drop out of this auction and let everyone else fight over the card, which is hilarious when someone who sat next to you has spent all of their money and they're looking at that bowl, get bigger and bigger and bigger. And then it gets to you and you go, and you tip it all and they want to get out of the auction, but the ball is completely empty, so it's worth a celebrity.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"And they list off a load of things that they're doing. And they say, and at the end I get 17 money and 40 copper and I make a damn or something. They list off a load of things they do. And you don't care how they did it, but it's impressive that they did it and you just sort of trust them that they're not like cheating and that they're doing well. Almond Rea is like the absolute opposite of that. Well, when someone does something really clever, it's so clear how they did it and why they did it and why it's smart. And that's like, I don't know, that was just so refreshing to have that on the Internet. That happens a lot in, I think, tigers and Euphrates. Oh yes. Well, I think but what I was going to add is that you're right that someone to the joy of armored rays just really simple, straightforward interactions between players and the decisions they make. But some of my favorite moments and it came from and this is true in a lot of writing designs. Reiner Reiner is a designer who lets you do bad. So much of Euro game design now is everyone. Everyone gets some points. Everyone gets to build something. Riders like nah, like we all I think at different points in our experience of ammon ray realized that just the excruciating pain of running out of money because and the game's really good at coaxing you into spending money because, you know, it's always you will always save money if you buy something now. And you know, and also all too often there will be an auction you really want and a land you really don't want. And so we all experienced, I think maybe except for Utah, Matt and I certainly had points where we went down to like having one or two coins in hand in a game where you start with 20.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"So if you buy, you know, one or two stones here or there, you only pay one or three coins for each set of stones. That's good. But if you wanted to buy like 6 stones at once, you would have to pay something horrific like 20 gold for that because once again, the price of one stone is one, the price of two stones is three, the size of three stones is 6, the price of four stones is ten and so on and so on. So players are incentivized to buy a little bit of everything all the time, which, but for that to be effective, you have to have planning and you might not also have the ability to buy things depending on the regions you have. Buying one or two farmers regularly isn't great when you don't actually own any regions that can fit, can hold
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"Tom then out bids me with three. I can't go back into that region. I, my auction, my bid, token, is displaced, and I can't outbid Tom again on that same region that I want. I have to go somewhere else and potentially displace someone else. And these two factors just add up to a game that is fascinating and full of cat and mouse and full of players making bids. They don't necessarily want because they're expecting to get then outbid on that region. So that they can go and place a meteor bid on a place that they actually do want, but if they went there first, they might be outbid. Is this making sense Tom? Is this making sense? It's making it's giving me flashbacks in a way. Okay, good. It's a nice easy auction system. It's fascinating. But then what happens after you've finished a finished sweating and you've auctioned off three of the areas around the board, players then get the chance to go shopping. And shopping is equally idiosyncratic and unpleasant. So there are three things you can buy. You can buy farmers, which are the people who are actually going to let you get more gold back because as you're spending gold on all these auctions and on farmers and on favors. You don't get it back until harvest phases, which require farmers to get you money. So you're going to want farmers, you're going to want stones because only by buying stones and adding them to a region can you turn them into pyramids and pyramids are ultimately what gets you the points that when you the game, and then there are favors, which is a big deck of very satisfyingly designed cards, which let you tweak individual phases. For example, you might have a card that means all your
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"The start of the round, it feels like a game of process rather than, oh my God, I was about to say it feels like a game of process rather than progress that I wanted to vomit in my mouth a bit. But it do. And I suppose the nicest thing I have to say about it is that it made me want to play its father, which is also also a sentence that makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little bit. It made me interested what these designs could do if they had a design that was a little bit better received, a little more polished, a little more fun for want of a better words. And by all accounts, that is the original smartphone Inc, which I'm still excited to play. If I have the opportunity, the worst thing I'll say about mobile markets is goodness gracious. It's not a good sign when all three players, even on the fourth round of the game, are still getting tripping themselves up over the central puzzle of the game of how the market works. We were constantly getting confused about whether cheapskates did or didn't want high prices or whether high end customers could or couldn't buy cheap phones if it did have the feature or whether that was desirable because I mean the tone of my game was sort of set in the first round where I set a cheap phone and hoovered up lots of customers but didn't make a lot of money because the phones themselves weren't that cheap to make and that didn't feel satisfying that just felt like I was getting tripped up in the game simulation. I think that that was partly because I did a very bad job of explaining how that market. But do you remember when you tried to correct me on my interpretation of how the market worked and you still got it wrong? That's such a sign that a game's rules are not intuitive. I don't think these games rules are bad. I understand that. I get what you mean. It might just be all sort of like centered around the fact that this game has this very like sleek white clean graphic design that I don't think helps it in some areas like with the way that pricing works. I think if it was if there was like a big arrow that shows you in which direction you can sell or if there was something that made it a little bit clearer about how you can sell to each different market so I don't know there's something about the graphic design of this game that is very clear in the progression of the phases, but you almost don't need it there. You need a more sort of like big totemic kind of way of displaying price and displaying what customers are under what price if that makes sense. That might just seem like pure waffle, but I think there's something about it being so clean that kind of works against it in a way. Well, one thing that was nice is that right after we finished playing mobile markets a smartphone ink game, we all had the opportunity to remember what it feels like when you're playing an economic game that is clean, that it's clear that it's beautifully designed and is fun. Shall we talk about amen ray? Yes, we shall what a game, what a good time we had plague armen ray. You're not gonna make me go stingless again, are you? I might make you guys think. No, I'll treat you to one. Here you go. All right, the next game we played was almond ray 20th anniversary edition from Ali Kat games. And Tom, I have been wanting to play this game for like 6 years or something. I was so delighted to finally have the opportunity to play the new and beautiful Ali Kat edition with art by Vincent du TRE.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"It's a really strange game. I enjoyed it more than both you and Matt, but I also think that this isn't a game that I'm like desperate to play again because we finished our game and both of you sort of were pretty done with it by the end and you sort of said, oh, well, of course you can go away and play it with your friends if you want and I sort of felt myself go actually maybe I don't want to do that. I think that the allure of it in terms of its theme and in terms of its ideas, I compared it when you and Matt sat down to a game that we played when we last got together for a game, which is brick and mortar. If you remember that from podcasts and podcasts ago, which is another game about unfettered capitalism. You will create a product or a shop in that game and you will try and shaft your opponents by pinching customers out from underneath them and having the best product at the best time. And this game had some of that energy when I was learning it, but in play, it didn't feel so cutthroat and mean. No, it felt primarily like it all hinged on the decision we all made secretly at the start of each round of where we essentially decided whether we were going to have a toilet phone or a great phone. And then suddenly revealed it, which felt peculiar to all of us, like there are a lot of games where players will have a product that they try and then define and evolve over the course of the game to try and access different areas of a market. What felt peculiar about mobile markets is you just throw away kind of any progress at the end of each round. So it's kind of as if Apple had the iPhone one year and then the iPhone two, but then the iPhone two was just cheaper and substantially worse and then the next year it was the iPhone three and that was actually a really classy model with all the features.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"On my way to toms and I went, I worry, I'm not going to enjoy this a huge amount, and you know what? I didn't enjoy the game a huge amount. Tom, would you like to explain mobile markets at smart Vernon game? I will explain mobile markets, a smartphone ink game. In this game, all the players ask phone companies trying to sell phones to people. You've got a huge cluster of human beings under the board who are ready to buy phones. They've got a big red box that shows you how much currency they're willing to pay for a phone from like two all the way up to like 8, 8 whole money for a phone. Can you imagine? So the way the game works is actually pretty simple. It's got like 8 steps but the steps are like super easy and I'm just going to look at the board here so that I can remember them because they've all got quite boring names, but they're all very simple. Planning. What you're going to do is you're going to take these two weird odd shaped pads and you're going to sort of stick them together. They're like cardboard phones Tom. Their phones meant to look like phones. They don't look like phones. They're like a rectangle. We need to corner cut out of them. I don't want to get people dispirited because there are 8 phases to this game, but we are going to talk about this first phase for a long time before we move on because it's so bizarre. They are, yeah, no, imagine a phone with like 6 icons on the screen and then 5 icons. Well, right, because one of the corners has been sort of nibbled out. Yes. You've got two of these. Right, okay. It's a chocolate bar phone with a bike taken out. And then you're going to, you're going to overlay these, like kind of like you were, I don't know, putting a knife and fork together at the end of a meal, that's I'm quite proud of that analogy, because that's kind of what it feels like, except you could flip your knife and fork over, and there's a spoon on the other side. There you go. Yeah, you kind of clamp them together. You have to have at least one symbol on the bottom tile showing and that's it, I think, right? You must cover at least one and you must have at least one showing. Other than that, you can do it in whatever configuration that you want. And the symbols on it are going to give you the sort of currencies, the various currencies the game has that you're then going to spend over the next several phases. And that planning phase is like most of the decision is in that one phase. Because it then knocks onto everything you do for the rest of the round. The main thing that it's going to do is going to determine your pricing. So the next phase is literally just setting your price of your phones to 5 as a base plus or minus any up or down money symbols that are showing when your little planning pads. So if you had two up symbols, your phone will cost 7 and you move your little turn order marker all the way over to 7 because cheap phones go first and expensive phones go last. Then you do technology where you spend a little technology icons. You've got on your planning pads to buy a new features for your phones that you can then sock it in, which will let you access new markets. You've then got the marketing phase, which is the next one after that, where you can buy
"pharaoh" Discussed on Shut Up & Sit Down
"Everybody and welcome to shut up and sit down the podcast. The official podcast spin off of the video review show shot up and sit down, starring the cast of shut up and sit down. My name is Quentin Smith. And I'm joined on this podcast by Tom Brewster. How you doing Tom? Hello, Quentin Smith. I am also a member of the schlitz and sit down video review team and I'm here to do a shuttle and sit down podcast spin off special. Which isn't what we usually do, we usually do videos, but today, for one night only, we're gonna do like 180th podcasts or whatever it is. This is the first one. On this podcast, we're gonna be talking out a few board games. We're gonna be talking about mobile markets, a smartphone ink game. We're gonna be talking about the new 20th anniversary edition of almond ray, and we're gonna be talking about a little game called mogul. But first, I've got to tell the audience what just happened before we started the recording, Tom and my world just got turned upside down because members of the board game community will know that ranking games out of ten on board game geek isn't just a fun thing that we do in this hobby. It is actually like fundamental to how board games are sold and published and republished. You're writing on board games effects. A lot of things. Tom and I have just discovered that there is no limit to the amount of decimal places you can give games when ranking them on board game geek. I just as a test ended up ranking mogul 7.341 out of ten and the power has gone to my head. Tom, how do you feel about this revelation? I wonder if it's going to be like an alley for people to be able to gradually pinpoint when things they don't like about a game can affect the review score. So if your box is dented, maybe you just take .01 of the reviews, you know? Maybe every time you lose a game, you take .0001 off of the review score.
There Are 3 Types of People in the World - Which One Are You?
"Types of people in the world. Okay, the Bible tells us this. There are infants. The protectors of infants and predators, okay? This is the entire story at the beginning of exodus, okay? So you have predators like the king of Egypt a pharaoh, right? Where it says and then there was a king that came over Egypt that did not know Joseph, right? Forgot the Jewish people turned them into slaves. Then there's infants, first born child, and then there's the brave midwives that stood up that were the protectors of infants. You get to be one of three categories. Now, if you want to remain a child, the rest of your life, we've done a good job of that, actually. We tell our teenagers never grow up, they could do drugs all the time. That's bad for society. That comes with a different form of problems. But even worse than that, is becoming a predator or an ally of a predator. Here's the norm that is hard for people to agree with, but human history tells us that predators will keep on going unless they are stopped. And so what did it take to eventually stop the predator in any of these biblical stories is that a courageous person who was bold filled with the spirit to go stand up against the evil? That's the only thing that stops evil. And because there is this accelerationist view where some people say, well, Charlie, there's no way that this stuff can keep on getting us insane it is. No, it will. Do you know, I tell you, I know this is a fact because I see how insane they want it to be. You can say, how can you see into the future? Because I spend time on college campuses.
Barry Meguiar: "Our Growth Spurts Are in Times of Trouble"
"My friend Barry Maguire, the book is ignite your life, defeat fear with effortless faith, sounds like a lot of baloney. Here's the problem. It's 1000% true. And there are people out there that say, I don't know, I don't know. And I believe you have to be around people who live this way because if unless you see it, you can't believe that they're the people who do this way. So I began that when I first became a Christian in 1988, I was at St. Paul's Darien. We've had my friend Keith junta on the show. I saw people who live this way, and then we all started going to Times Square church. And the people at Times Square church tended to live this way. David wilkerson, who was your friend for 40 years, lived this way. And I remember he preached a sermon. We talked about it at dinner last night. The sermon was titled right song, wrong side. I love it. And I was so affected by this sermon that over 20 years later, when I was asked to preach a Times Square church, I said, I bet you most of the people in this room have never heard this. So I halfway preached that sermon again. And that sermon sums up what we're talking about. David wow, because I mean, it's such a brilliant idea. He says that when the Israelites were trapped at the Red Sea, and pharaoh's armies coming down on them, and they're freaking out. Well, we know what happened. God parts the Red Sea. They go through. They come out the other side. The seas come back together. Pharaoh's army is drowned, and then when they're on the other side of the Red Sea, they sing the song. Then they sing. They sing the song praising God and praising God, and David wilkerson preach a sermon talking about they should have sung that song of deliverance before God delivered them because if you know who God is, you praise him in the midst of trouble. Yes. When bad things happen, you say, ah, this is a Friends are perfecting us. I thank God for every bad thing that's happened in our lives. Karen and I both do because we see our growth spurts are in times of trouble. We don't grow when we're in the mountaintop. It's during those tough times that we learn who God is. I thank God for all the tough times, including the death of our daughter. She's in heaven's celebrate. She's having the time of her life right now. And I'm going to be with her for eternity. So a thousand people came to her funeral. And I spoke at the funeral. There's a video of her funeral, okay? Nicole Maguire celebration of life. 11 thousand people have watched that video and hundreds have been saved. By watching the video of funeral. You know why? Because it was like, I knew most people watching me would not be Christians. And I wanted to say that my joy was not affected by circumstances. You know there's an interesting happiness and joy. We can be happy and unhappy throughout every day. That circumstantial. Joy, when you have joy, you just know God is there. It never leaves you. You have joy no matter what the world throws at you.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"Than the whole Pantheon of Egyptian gods. All right, let's see what happens next. Moses is going to travel to pharaoh and 8 through 13. And you're going to see this encounter. It's the second encounter they've had in the past couple of chapters. So verse 8. Then the lord spoke to Moses and Aaron. Saying, when pharaoh speaks to you, saying show a miracle for yourselves. Then you shall say it to Aaron, take your rod and cast it before pharaoh and let it become a serpent. Samosas and Aaron went into pharaoh and they did just so just as the lord had commanded. And Aaron cast down his rod before pharaoh and before his servants and it became a serpent. But pharaoh also called the wise man in the sorcerer, so the magicians of Egypt and they also did in this manner with their enchantments. For every man through that is rod and they became serpents. But Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. And Farrah's heart grew hard. And he did not heed them just as the lord had said. All right. What's going on with these serpents and rods? What is going on with this? This is somewhat unique. This doesn't happen every day. You don't have profits throughout the Old Testament just throwing down their rods and becoming different things. What's going on with the serpents and the rods? What's taking place? Why a snake at all? Let's start there. Why a snake? God says his throw down your rod and throw it on your rod before them and it's going to become a serpent. Why a serpent? Why is serpent? I mean, that's a sign of evil, right? That's from the garden. Why a serpent? Well, here's the thing. If you understand something about the Egyptians, you should understand this. Serpents were signs of divinity and authority in Egypt. To veterinary authority mixed to prove that, you ever look at all the periodics or what have you, your archeology, and they depict pharaohs and those and regal positions in Egypt. Well, the pharaohs in particular, sometimes they would wear helmets or headdresses that were golden and on the front on the forehead of many of his headdresses in these hieroglyphics, you'll see what?
The Birth of Moses
"Exodus chapter one. These are the names of the sons of Israel, who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household. Rubin, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. Is a car, zebulon, and Benjamin, Dan and naftali, gad and Asher. All the offspring of Jacob were 70 persons, Joseph was already in Egypt. Then Joseph died, in all his brothers, and all that generation. But the descendants of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong so that the land was filled with them. Now there arose a new king over Egypt who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, behold the sons of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. Come let us deal shrewdly with them lest they multiply, and if war befall us, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land. Therefore, they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens, and they built for pharaoh store cities. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied, and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the sons of Israel, so they made the sons of Israel serve with rigor and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work, they made them serve with rigor. Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named shipra, and the other pua. New serve as midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birth duel, if it is a son, you shall kill him. But if it is a daughter she shall live. But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live. So the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, why have you done this and let the male children live? The midwives said to pharaoh, because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous in our delivered before the midwife comes to them. So God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very strong. And because the wind midwives feared God, he gave them families. Then pharaoh commanded all his people. Every son that is born to the hebrews, you shall cast into the Nile. But you shall let every daughter live. Now, a man from the house of Levi went and took to a wife a daughter of Levi. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hit him three months, and when she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket, made of bulrushes, and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. And she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds at the river's bank. And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. Now, the daughter of pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, and her maidens walked beside the river, and she saw the basket among the reeds. And sent her maid to fetch it. When she opened it, she saw the child and behold the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, this is one of the hebrews children. Then his sister, said to pharaoh's daughter, shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women who can the child for you? And Faro's daughter, said to her, go. So the girl went, and called the child's mother,
"pharaoh" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"Behaviors. The dateable podcast is an insider's look into modern dating that The Huffington Post calls one of the top ten podcasts about love and sex. On each episode, we'll talk to real daters about everything from sex parties to sex droughts, date fails to diaper fetishes and first moves to first loves. I'm your host UA shoe, former dating coach turned dating sociologist. You also hear from my co host and producer Julie Kraft chick as we explore this crazy dateable world. Hi Friends, welcome to a brand new episode of the dateable podcast. We are so happy to have you all back and if you're a brand new listener, welcome. You started in a really good place. Welcome. This is a really good place. I feel like this episode we have been trying to make happen for months. Literally, months. We are so excited to have pharaoh Kyle with us talking about no other than toxic relationships. I feel like that in itself is a hot topic. I think everyone's ears just perked up. Toxic relationships. Sounds familiar. I would go and bet that most of our listeners have encountered a toxic relationship. At one point in their lives, and maybe it's not even in your own dating life, but you've certainly witnessed toxic relationships, maybe in the workforce, with the parents or the family or friends or neighbors, all of that, even if you were not part of a toxic relationship, it all compounds its influence on you and how you view relationships. So this is why this episode is important for anybody who's ever opened their eyes up to relationships. You know, but we started the conversation. I was like, you know, I don't think I've been in that many toxic relationships. Maybe a situation, Friends with benefits, but not a relationship. But as we were talking with him about the definition, it made me be like, okay, actually maybe I have been in a toxic relationship. And I think like the whole aspect of not basically someone not being able to meet you where you are and realizing that this is kind of a dead end situation by definition, you know, obviously there's a clear range of what a toxic relationship could mean and we definitely don't want to discount something that stems on the side of physical and verbal abuse.
Why Did Archaeologist Steven Collins Want to Research the Pharaoh?
"And here he is, my friend, doctor Stephen Collins, doctor Collins, welcome. Oh, thanks for having me. I appreciate it. Listen, I read this book that you wrote on the subject. And I just thought, we have to talk about this because it's at least fascinating. It's even if some people I'm sure will quibble with your identification of who the pharaoh was. But I learned so much in the process. I mean, I end up agreeing with what you say, but it's just fascinating to learn about the history of Egypt. So let's start at the beginning. How did you get involved in thinking about the question of who the actual pharaoh is? During the time of the exodus and deal with the question of what people have said about that over the years. Because so many people dismiss the whole liberal scholars say there was no exodus, forget about it. It's all made up. Well, of course, everybody's seen the movie, right? The ten commandments, Yul Brynner, the fairly exodus, who was your representing ramses the great ramesses, the second and the 13th century, the problem with that is that there are a whole lot of evangelical scholars and have been a whole lot of non evangelical scholars, egyptologists through the years who have suggested other pharaohs of the exodus. Ramses, the great wasn't the only game in town. And what I began to look at that, it bothered me a bit that even amongst the conservative Bible believing evangelicals, there was a 200 year swing in the time of the exodus. And when the exodus might have happened, going all the way back to the middle of the 15th century and all the way down into the middle of the 13th century.
How to Defy Sinful Desire
"By faith moses when he was grown up refused to be called the son of pharaoh's daughter choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of god rather than enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of christ greater wealth than the treasures of egypt for he was looking to the reward. Hebrews eleven twenty four to twenty six or boil it down to the essentials by faith moses left the fleeting pleasures of sin for he was looking to the reward. Faith is not content with fleeting pleasures. It is ravenous for joy. Joy that lasts forever. And the word of god says in your presence there is fullness of joy at your right hand are pleasures forevermore so sixteen eleven so faith will not be sidetrack into the deceitful pleasures of sin. It will not give up so easily in. Its quest for maximum joy. The role of god's word is to feed faiths appetite for god and in doing this it wanes my heart off of the deceptive taste of lust at first lust begins to trick me into feeling that i would really miss out on some great satisfaction. If i follow the path of purity. But then i take up the sword of the spirit and begin to fight.
The Freezation of Pam McGee
"The freeze ation of pam mcgee. There are strange things done in the mid day sun by those who searched for spoil the desert sands have their hidden plans. That would set your blood to boil. The pharaohs tombs have seen strange dooms but the strangest they did ever see. Was that day on the edge of oasis hedge. I froze up old pam. Mcgee now pam mcgee was from kittery where the snowfall blasts and blows why. She left home from the north to roam around the desert. No one knows she was always hot but the endless thought of gold held her in spell though she'd often say in her brazen way she'd sooner swim a well. Well it all happened. Because i was her captain. We joined up after the war. We figured a duo could find their way through. All the desert may have in store with camel stout us to set out to search the sands for wealth and like a crown. The son weighed down and tried to sap our health one. Summer's day we tracked are way over the dawson. Pass talk of heat through son or sheet. It burned like boiling gas in an open. I rough sand would fly until we couldn't see it wasn't fun but the only one to gripe was pam mcgee and as it rose the sun imposed a dreadful pressing fire the canteens mon dry as a bone. We feared that we'd expire and though it felt we'd begun to melt. Our goal was still ahead. We'd reach the edge of oasis hedge or else we'd both be dead and that very noon like pebble-strewn. We struggled in the sand. The camels fed sun overhead. We staggered stripped and tanned. Pam turned to me and cap says she. I'm all cashed in. i guess. And when. I'm through i'm asking you please grant one last request. She seemed so low that i couldn't say no. Then she rasped out in a moan. It's the curse it heat. It's got me beat. I'm melting skin and bone.
The Legend of the Sphinx
"Anyone who went through in egyptology phase probably knows the sphinx. A winged lion with the head of a human while popular tradition suggests that sphinxes are always feminine. That's not necessarily the case. The egyptian great sphinx of giza reportedly represented the old kingdom pharaoh. Qafra lion and human composite creatures can be found in legends from all over the african and asian continents. So while they're generally wise and protective they come in quite a few different variations. In fact it's not until the greeks imported the egyptian version of the sphinx into their own legends. That the creature picked up its most notorious characteristic. Love of tricks and riddles. If you can solve one of its puzzles you might not be devoured own. Mount olympus gates had been barred to fix the sphinx for as long as she existed creatures like her were deemed too inconsequential to find a home here. The gods viewed her as little more than a conquest for their half human children so when fixed received a scroll of summons she considered not going a belated invitation was worse than no invitation at all plus the gods were probably just calling her because they were angry. She had eaten the goddess artemis sacred deer. Still curiosity had a way of wriggling under her skin. Fixed couldn't resist the chance to see the gods home. She glided between the ivory gates on her white wings. Her golden for glinting in the sun. She loved the breeze and the smell of fresh fruit and wine in the air. She dipped her head to enter the palace of olympus and marveled at the white marble columns that held up the stone. Roof above fix would have been happy to call olympics home. Were it not. For the god's that infested it
Bargain Hunters Pounce as Trump Condo Prices Hit Decade Lows
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Growing Number Of U.S. Male Survivors Talk About Being A Sex Trade Victim
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"pharaoh" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Try to yank some of the strength off offer so that's a fortitude safer half to twenty nine. Yep so she's going to. Its this'll be half so she takes a penalty to strength equal to a decent plus one per to cast levels. So she'll take half let me roll that these six not a great role so eight. She takes a four penalty to strength. And i'll go ahead and give four bonus to Don't give me. Because i can barely they don't give me any more strength. No deadly strength actually help you at all. Not not really okay. Then i'll give it to masika and said okay never mind. Mcvay gets a plus four string. That's fine. I don't know if that's really gonna help me is loaded with strength in case you boo with a mace. I don't know did upshur tackles viggo. Took attack yeah. I just don't wanna give it to Sudi because he might murder me with it and that would be. It's true it's true. I very well might from there. We go to the forgotten pharaoh but she is four less strong so does that make her able to fly any worse. That might be a thing. I don't know is off texting while she's carry. She's wearing a lot of stuff. But almost everything she's wearing ways either negligible one pound armor. Anything she'll castle defensive. Fifth little spell so dc. Twenty five so barely succeeds thought. Maybe she actually felt they're nice. Combat casting chance intones turns gestures back in the direction of sitra. I won't eat sitter to make a will save cash guys. Yeah that's not good. That's not good for a seven for sixteen citra. everything goes belykh. Your intelligence charisma each drop down to one. You're unable to us. Intelligence or charisma. Base skills cast spells. Understand language communicate. Coherently you still know who your friends are and can follow them and even protect them. You can still fight but you can no longer do anything. That requires intelligence charisma. What does that spell of mind. Feeble mind she people might be cured with a heal spell which to heal spell. We gotta start or wish. I only have one. He'll a day it's from my spirit. I can't it's a seventh charlottesville. I can't even the bitch regret and get rid of that. Glamorous ooh now no not at all city can't communicate with you but he wants to kill sarah that that removes citrus tactical mundane means in the neck and carry her dead body and get. It raised some time. It'll be fine. That's assuming the artifact doesn't prevent something like that from being done most the artifacts. Stay in her. We don't know what kind of effects it has. We have no idea how this works. also sorry i apologize for that I do need a reflex. Save from a sequence of because of the fire is still surrounded by the halo fire. Ten eighteen thirteen for twenty nine. Now you're just kinda dumb and bat it talking to be such a you save for nothing masika you still take three points a fire damage. Okay and you made the reflex save so you don't catch on fire from the forgotten pharaoh. We go to masika twenty nine a second level spell on the defensive that will definitely six eight thirty two such a tip for touchy thirty will strike your target. A she takes eight points of negative energy damage and she staggered for one round. There's no saving throw nice as called stricken heart still good. There's no getting away now. Critical have been for one minute. Masika did hit. So that means my opportunist goes off. Correct opportunist doesn't require intelligence. It's all interesting opening. It says yes part of casting this you make Attack that deals six points of negative energy damaging causes the target to be stunned for one round. So i did touch her and do damage. Just wasn't like a swipe or something. Yeah but so i would. I don't know you'd have to read the rules of opportunist i guess. Is it just any damage or does it. Have to be opportunists. Once around the road can attempted attack of opportunity against an opponent who has just been struck for damage in malay. By another character. I did it with a melee touch attack. Then i shall rule with macri ruled a twelve which gets being twenty eight plus the flank which is thirty. With the hasty one thirty one we'll strike target citrus smash puny pharaoh Considering i did thirty eight points of damage may be all right still going. That brings us back to cd. Go ahead make a percentile. Sorry that was the third level spell. But that's still concentration checks I roll a seventy nine which is attack nearest creature. Yup masika and you can take a five footstep and get a full attack. No all right. This is gonna hurt. Masika was afraid of at the very least didn't have the step into like the flank. Yeah no i'm not. I'm not gonna do anything. That gives me an advantage now. I one is an eleven for thirty. okay rio that is Twelve points damage. Second one's a two for twenty one thankfully hit you. I'm sure that i hit surprises. Masika she rebounds off the wall. And there's like sudi glazed is suty behind mechanically punch punch arnaud. Kirscher shutting bun evitable betrayal. Says dr back. It is a fourteen four a twenty eight. Which i don't think hit you and they natural one you so that could have been a lot worse for once my power dice. Luck is actually working in my favor. That brings us to sitra. Sitra fills in trouble slash down at fish girl or thing contract. I per shoe gold woman. I rolled this thirteen for a twenty nine. Technically i deflate count yes Your friends are plus the haste which is thirty. Two thirty two will strike your target. Do i still buy yes. I mean you just cannot do anything that requires intelligence or christmas. It's really bad for castres. It's that's a bad for malay people. Yeah but the problem is is that the seahawks would make the save even with the penalty against yeah they would make the save their staggered. Good god i wish. I had anything that i could just restrain suit with. I hit the forgotten pharaoh for thirty five points of damage. Oh nice can another attack. Save fish girl ma. Oh gosh she's going to be impossible to teach in the state tech with my second. I ruled a twelve which gets me a twenty four one. Plus three flank twenty seven twenty-seven. We'll shoot strike your target.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Is fair. look how many of the of you there are Hollis moves over here and magic missiles and says stop putting us. I think i'm up to five. I mean you chanting tone gesture purple street from your fingertips sell across the distance and then impact on some shield protecting form. How really really. That's my turn farewell. The forgotten pharaoh flies off vocally talk to leave from sudi and masika jeez carols natural one. I roll a fourteen four eight thirty three thirty three. We'll strike your target. That is fourteen points of damage on lethal chip. Chip chip and away cells around circles pass masika. turns tops extends hand embossed off a rainbow of programmatic channing. Me with this. I mean if i had this fellow cast. If i if i had this spell every round every round on the party is that that's three so far. When a sorcerer gets a a new spell level they only get one spell of that level your also. I'm not going to say it. I'm just gonna roll. What are we doing better well. That's three so far. So how many more could she have right plenty. Nah this one might work out for you. I will need a reflex. Save from hollis. we'll save from masika. I want to reflect safe from sitra and against struck by to raise lange. Come on your end. Reflect save and will say from. Cd all right. You've got to be kidding me right. So that's a perfect twenty on the reflex. Save for a thirty two and a natural one on the will save for a fourteen like oh it was bound to happen. Attend for twenty on that reflex. Masika rolls a seventeen for thirty four on her citric on eighteen for thirty two people left. So hollis your struck by a red ray taking twenty points. A fire damage centrally. You managed to avoid this entirely as a duck out of the way of the yellow electricity. Ray masika you managed to resist this indigo beam washes over you. Then as the pragmatic color shift in the indigo indigo and orange. Raise both strike. Sudi sudi managing to avoid the orange one entirely before being struck by the indigo ray file as suda has been driven insane as this wave passes over him yep played. I might have something for this. Unless it's he'll. Ms used hers to save her. But earlier after those yep greater risk. Works until then i'm going to be. I'm going to be a real pain though. Sudi this wash of confusion. That just rolls over you as suddenly everything just turns into various shades of violet and read it. Just kind of turn things around masika right. Masika is gonna castle living and then float five feet four to the pharaoh and pooper no right and rela perfect twenty folks automatically hit threat role to confirm raw twelve twenty four confirm on such. Ac twenty four will confirm. He's make a flat out killing her real upset at this point it's us or her and quite frankly i know it sucks but students insane in other cities insane. You don't know that yet. This is four two will it's a fortitude. Save thirty five passes still double damage which is basically the same as failed or is it one of those loud. The saves a lot less six three six. Yeah so sixty six. So i do fifty damage. They narrow their is at messina's this pulse of energy tears through them. Perhaps i will exclude you from the monument. From seco we go to city contact percentile. You are confused. I am four forty eight babbling coherently so yes a suitor. U-turn stare up is become vacant as you. Just sways for a moment and then begins to speak strangely in ancient serianni. Although it's nothing any of you can truly understand all right. That's a problem. Also i apologize heather right now. That's not yet from sudoku battles incoherent. Go to citra. I shall move toward the forgotten. Pharaoh ascending as i go i am also hosted much as i don't want to stab them. I think i'm going to kill killer like normal. It's fun because i can pay to bring her back. Backup plan sister. Who's going to stab it. I just don't have a lot of things that i can even use on. I rolled Not well though. I rolled a five. Which gets me a twenty one. Plus two is a twenty. Three in haste gives me plus one yes twenty four will not strike the forgotten pharaoh as you fly up circle round stab out unfortunately over five so mode again you just kinda plunger blade ford and fill it hit like again this. Almost supernatural reflexes of them Before plunging in almost glancing off of the shield spell plunging further hitting off of whatever magical deflections there and then by the time you finally pushed through that you're not able to get through the actual major armor. That's protecting her. So many layered defenses ellis. Stark weather has studious swaying. Their masika has just blast off one of our most powerful spells strike in the forgotten faira full on in the chest which doesn't seem to have stopped them cetera trying to plunge blade for but can't get a good angle to see how this is a little figure dancing around the screen like why move and i was just thinking i don't wanna be next the suit that's smart. I wanna make sure that someone else's closer to sudi just stay like hidden behind one of the pillars No i'm gonna run around. So host runs around. She needs to be able to see sarah that she can go and then she's going. I mean it's not gonna work. She'll try and then she's gonna cast siphon might and.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Yeah it's fine And then is within less than thirty feet away from you. Yeah okay cool then. This close range will work Hollis looks up And it's going to cash chains of light to see if i can rapper and holder still for a second reflex save. It's not bad but it's not great. Twenty one right so she is held in mobile by glowing golden chains composed of pure light. She has paralyzed and held in place. she commits saving. Throw each round while held. She can't use any sort of extra mental travel on. She's not in ethiopia blah the wrestler. She's paralyzed paralyzed and held in place by of light. We gotta get her down here so we start punching her. I'm hoping that if we can hold still maybe we can knock her out or it so a whole issue chanting tone. These glowing change just burst from thin air and a wrap around her. She continues to Technically maintaining the fly think is mental action creature flying in the air at the time that becomes paralyzed cannot flap its wings and falls. That's only for wings. Creature paralyze swimmer can't swim. Yes it only. It says winged creatures flying fall. I think she's does festival. Held in place which i just wanted to check and then it says each round. I don't know if that's at the end of her. Turn or at the start of mine or the doesn't specify it the way that hold person does because whole person is your We'll save on your turn. Yeah this one just says you may attempt saving through each round to end. The effect whole person specifies that it's on their turn and so since it says round. I would assume that it tracks the same initiative tracker as hollis. Okay cool so she stuck until my next at least so that takes us to the forgotten pharaoh which with just a quick perusal. I don't see any purely mental abilities. So floats their spiff cool. They stare down towards hollis. We don't want to hurt you. You have to stop fighting. The gleaming ruby is of the falcon headdress begin to police surprising number of lasers in this adventure. Seek of the beckon. Masika is Use her heck's that lets her fly to fly so yeah i guess. I'm fly sixty feet towards the forgotten pharaoh ascending up at the angle. I need to to not have to make check. So you could ascend up to a height of fifteen feet of light thirty feet. So do we have a plan because we need to stop them. Unconscious is the plan. I think yeah but how is that going to do anything. Looks like a job for will not going out and then we'll figure it out then we can take all our stuff ver- and you know. Make a better plan from masika. We go to the disciple all right back. This guy does a thirty one. beat citra ensued. Come comment meteoroid defenses. nope bill he provokes tech of opportunity from sudi as he flips past. Unfortunately for citra does not that is a nine for a twenty eight. Twenty eight will strike your target. That is thirteen. Points of damage launches himself for flying. Kicking at hollis man. They're really gun in for you. Kick buddies stunning flying kick twenty two yup. That hits me hopes are those a actually. I was twenty six so definitely regardless fortitude safe and also pinpoints to damage not twenty. Save twenty seven. Now i'm looking rough so he dives four kicks you with enough force to slam you against the wall. Specially rebound stumbling free. Read the room. He did read the room. You just paralyzed his fair. Share citra in the hummer. The forgotten farrow is floating above and sicher is going to move out wide and move into the flank next to hollis Or what will be the flank whenever she ready for action and waits for city step. Yeah fortunately there's not a way that you can circle around to get fully in the flank without provoking and then i'll provoke okay. That is however natural ones that will not hit. And then you're ready readying for sudi to step into the flanks so that i can get him now right. So you contact. You'll take five foot step forward. Putting himself into the flank which is ready to action goes off yep citrus oh stabby stabs. I rolled a twelve. Which gets me a twenty eight. Plus two thirty thirty will strike pretoria. I'll be thirty seven points of damage. Oh who hit your opponents still stands which means it's my turn. I'm in a flurry of blows tax man and you know what. I'll throw another stunning fist at him. Sure have one safer. Sarah or oh. That's perfect twenty. He will automatically hit threat role to confirm. That is a twelve four. A thirty three to confirm a thirty three will confirm your critical hit boy as you slam your fist home. Wow that was terrible for damage So i i wrote five on forty-six so that's fun. Plus sixteen is twenty one points of damage. I do imagine there's a moment as sicher russia's four kicks off the pillar tumbles past ducks under this guy's arm slides into place. At like oh thank god citrus here and then suit steps forward and then citrus stabs and then he punches explosion of state will need a reflect safe from hollis and sitra fifteen for twenty-five ipad. I also cyril to thirteen for twenty nine So tremendous to get out of the way entirely. Hollis you still take fourteen points a fire damage so half of that would be or would be seven points fired image. I take no fire damage. Because my after i will they need a fortitude save from hollis sudi. Let me make at least one okay. That's an a decent role the twelve for nineteen for a twenty five twenty thirty days. All of you safe but all of all right one target. Let's turn city yes. I mean yeah. I took a pipe steps. Yeah so do you slam your fist. Home at this figure detonate you. Step back turning your gaze up that heartbeat sound intensifies. You fill this odd tug before this cold sensation. That's for all the rest of you. Almost as if flowing down from the headdress. As the masks lille but also problems doing jordan thinks it's cool suit. He's going to be terrified of this. Sudi as you as you blink. Your one i and shake your head filling this cold sensation. You look up to see the forgotten pharaoh sarah fat floating there and then immediately behind her this floating go sleep figure smo- sion's mimicking perfectly the figure directly in front of him and barrow floating in the air face fully obscured by a mask and headdress identical to the one that you've been caring beyond the crimson liked that already colors most of this room. There is a transparency in the center of the pharaohs chest where you can see this beating glowing crimson heart From there we go to hollis to believe means it's been one round so syrup that will attempt a we'll say for two table was i'm sorry a ry plex twenty get. Yep that'll do man okay. Fine cheeseburgers a shattering sound of chains as sarah misuse wiggle. Her way. free editor is something else. Well i'm trying to think of the best hitter with old disintegrate now. But i don't want to disintegrate my friend. I think we should take care.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Going to do like a hoppy hop bounce off the pillar of new to move into the flank with suty one monk. All right so you wouldn't get me an acrobatics there. I rolled a sixteen with my twenty six Gives me a forty. Two forty two will be to seem to tumble around into the flank old a thirteen. Which gets me a twenty nine to hit. Twenty nine will strike your target. Is you flip around and stab this man in the back. Thirty six points of damage. Thirty six points of damage a telling. Hit as you ram your blade into the disciples back. And i would like to debilitate him. You know what let's Let's bring down their attacks. So i would like to disorient them. So minus two to the to sudi basically And minus six against me from sitra we go to sudan kantar books facing you. You can see two. Monks clinking masika. You've lost track forgotten farrow and. There's this weird. Heartbeat sound in your. Here's okay sudi is going to resist big. Unfortunately houses in the way. This is not in the way in fact. She's invisible in london on another plane of. She's going to have a rude awakening when she like all. Sorry i'm going to get big up one and then i'm going to punch the one that Citra gist did. I'm gonna flurry of blows me. I'm gonna punch the one that said you're just stabbed with a stunning strike here. We go okay. So i start with a stunning strike against your flint with citra. Yep that's perfect. Twenty perfect twenty will hit threat role to confirm to confirm. I have a five which is a twenty seven twenty. Seven will confirm your critical as she exclude into double your size washout with fists slam down or fo Here we go get 'em city get him. A mate is fifteen plus sixteen is thirty one points of damage telling hit as you crash your fist into them. I will need him. To make a fortitude save two lungs can play this game exactly right although my say it's probably not as good as theirs confidence jordan. I need confidence level. Or when you're actually it's my whole level because the twenty nine. Yeah he's fine. I'm gonna continue to speeding in oh opportunities ivan before you get a chance to do it. It's a new feet for like five episodes. Which is why. I'm reminding you buy staring at me and waiting for me to realize what's going on. I figured the awkwardness will help submitted. In your brain okay so that you have to understand. My whole life is just awkward. So i don't think it's really good a stick. How firm of seventeen for a thirty three. Which is a threat where he will hit threatening to confirm gerald another seventeen to confirm so it definitely. Those were both thirty five. Because i forgot to add the flag that will confirm your critical hit credit. Go all right. That would be a forty five points. Damage you ram your blade through this man's back hitting them straight between his shoulder blade and spine as you pop through his ribs and plunge into his bag he stumbled spits up blood and jetton. Nate's i'll leave a reflex. Save from sudan citra fair our safety i roll a nineteen four a thirty two there. Will i really thirteen for twenty nine. Both of you launch yourself. Out of the way of the explosion entirely i will then need a fortitude save from both sudi end. Citra was as the blinding flash of light in as incinerates burdens. Into your retinas crap. That's natural one now much better emerald to for fifteen okay. This is a prolonged. Both of you stumble back from the blast cried. Thought we were going to pull it off. Y'all seriously that was rough. That was just like wow well. The rest of these attacks are not going to be nearly as good. You still the rest of your flurry of blows all right. Now i gotta roll percentile for all of these Line fighting yet. Did i take fighting it. Nope about next next level level. I'll take all right. We're gonna kill the last of these exploding cultists and then i'll take out. Okay i'm gonna continue with the one that has been uninjured. Who attempted to stunned me. And fifty percent mischance so woo. Newsletter ran into mystic as. Oh that is true. okay. I roll a five. Which gets me a twenty four and one hundred on the mischance. O- i remember where you were that will strike your target. Is you spin the lash out. I think he has backhand yup on accident. So he's going for that high five he just high find some right in the head like he's okay so that is Fifteen points of damage. A solid hit not too shabby all. Right let's see fifty six on the mischance that is eighteen. That's gonna miss and eighteen will unfortunately mister target twelve eight. Twenty one and an eight on the mischance. Twenty-one will strike your target as launch out a kick slammed into into how. Wow go sudi okay. So i roll nine four seventeen points of damage to him about being able to see solid. Hit nice to slam your photo taking us from sudi to all-stock stuck with her Hollis pops back into this world realizes she under studi and is going to kind of move toward the falcon doors. See if i can get a beat on Sarah which. I can't i guess mine a pillar that's my whole turn because i lose my standard action for either step. Okay so you rush around the corner unfortunately cannot see serta that brings us to the forgotten. Pharaoh believe takes twelve points a damage twelve points damage if nothing else you're making the casting somewhat harder which is there's another flash of light behind the from the pillar in the far side of the chamber. She shoots lasers again at least. I'm using her free laser attack. We definitely got to get a hold of that headdress. Sounds cool and then you have. Laser is almost. Then he would have like a nice headdress.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Concentration check because she is under the continue effect of a damaging spell which is causing points of damage and succeeds chanson tones gestures out with a hand a bolt of lightning strikes from fingertips before lansing straight at hollis. Either step as an immediate action. i can Hop into the plane. As long as i don't know the results which i haven't rolled the results of reflexive or anything is here. So yeah the fork of lightning. Come shooting at you you plunge yourself into a world of gray and missed as the fork of lightning shoots straight through. Our hollis was hits the far wall and then begins to chain off of everything behind. You spend virtually avoiding hitting any of your allies it balances around that worked out really well. Then i was wearing. It was just a lightning bolt. I love the part. Where i don't have to roll. That's why is everything here freaking lightening sky pharaoh sky as hollis herself from the combat the shaman list almost all my big boom spells lightning. There's very little everything else we don't know yet. She does know our abilities so she may have done some protection against electric. These cultists can for sure be hurt by lightning so gesture. That's the thing these are. The monks reflects as a real good man. We can only do what we can do sarah that i know you didn't mean to do that. You actually can't be seen or heard while you're on the theory sugar and i yell sugar. It reminds me of this. And i'm just like you can't be seen or heard on the plane hollis iraq before we return we're invisible infect were visible insubstantial and capable of moving in any direction. That's something the forgotten faira will move out of the way beginning to soar wide around the outside of the chamber. Masika of the beckon are the marks. Are they're dressed like the other amongst that. We fight the appear to be dressed like the other monks that you first rate all righty. I'm going to cast sleigh living. Okay all right. We're gonna walk up to this monk and i'm going to him. No mercy of this to be honest. We don't have time to deal with these stupid monks right now. There's a faira flying around. I know electric people that this is showing some of that desert justice right now. I roll a seventeen plus based tax twenty nine to touch him a twenty nine. We'll touch your target as you reach forward grab onto the man he needs to make a fortitude save monk die again not sudi so it'd be the champ that doesn't now let's turn the tables and asking you that it's so twenty one now he fails. Oh it's going to hurt. He takes okay. So i roll thirty three on the dice. I didn't real- great i. He takes forty five points. The damage is unpleasant. Mystique is in the dangers now. Dangerous zone danger zones the brings us to the disciples. Oh yeah yup. I'll right our frontline role real bad. Yeah yeah they did the problem or about to be a problem for assuming she's gonna twenty nine hundred see these. That's right that's right. You have a really good. Ac so they didn't hit her a lot in the other times that we fought them. Really hollis that's the biggest target. Hollis runs away from them so the first monk moves sixty feet up to citra. That is a single move for this monk ford lashes out with his fist. And you know what he's going to go ahead and stunning fiscal is at read Punching at sitra who has not acted. And therefore it's flat footed that is a twenty four slamming. His fist home i will need a fortitude. Save from the road like this. I'll like this one bit. I'm going to have to start. Disintegrating start blasting rates I rolled a fifteen four eight twenty. Five twenty five will succeed. You are however still punched in the face for eleven. Points of damage see slams. His fist home. The second one also moved sixty feet provoking attack opportunity from a cup she. Let's take it all twelve gets me twenty. Three twenty three will strike your target as he passes masika. Boop sim for five points damage with their mace flow out managing to put your mace out. He just runs into turn. He will punch out at sudi contour also with a stunning fist. That a twenty-three your foot but that is a no so your insight still kind of kicks in you manage to duck backing out of the way of the swing. He launches out still with impressive style. The third one circles ram seek into a flanking position and will lash out with a stunning fist. Plus two for flank thirty-one me. You'll need to save ira fifteen. That gets me twenty three twenty three. It's good you still take thirteen points of damage as his these slides and grabs onto your shoulder. And then just slams you in the back in the kidney. The one in front of masika blows. We'll go through a stunning fist with us. I one which is a natural one so whatever that He'll ever does follow that up with a twenty nine. Yeah twenty nine. Ac so a twenty six and that one's crap that's so still does manage to lay in one blow. It is not a stunning fist. But still strikes you for an eleven. More points of damage has punches into citra. The hummer is.
"pharaoh" Discussed on Find the Path Podcast
"Welcome pathfinder's the find the path podcast actual play other movies mask adventure path episode one fifty also sudi back story now now more risky to do with a city baxter story. I feel like sudi. Spec story has been kinda keno tied up at this point. Hey you never know man. Cities long lost brother shows up. He's also missing an ibis. The other i actually a twin his name is pseudo kantar. I don't think his name would be khantai though. Because then you get that and want to. Yeah no that's actually true. That's adoptive name. That's the whole thing. Yes this is our one hundred fiftieth episode and also coincidentally our three year anniversary. And that actually are actual three year. Anniversary will be when the after party drops three years skies some moonshine to celebrate eagle. Nineteen eighty-four on dischord sent a moonshine including some moonshine. Pickles to celebrate. So yeah. I suppose we're diving back in with episode one fifty as all of you had returned back to the sightless sphinx had found that someone had erected some guards awards to block your way. You did a quick. Little exploration popped in behind the electricity wall. Remind me to explain. Explain some stuff about that room. I will definitely ask at the after party about this strange room back there. You navigated your way back through the twisting turning guards awards and before making your way back to the front right paw ascending up the stairs entering into the second floor of the sightless thinks you'd entered into a spacious chamber. Let me a described this one again. A vast echoing chamber forms the head of the sightless sphinx windows of transparent red crystal located where the is is would be fled the room with a crimson light. Six stone pillars stretched from florida filling covered in countless tiny hieroglyphs double doors fashioned in the shape of perching falcon its wings curved down to form each half of the door gleaming gold against the western wall. Here you had confronted the forgotten pharaoh. Hollis's old friend. Sarah as well as a quartet of cultists step forward stroh the way their pop to their knuckles and stretched limbered up there. All monks were in trouble. More monk cultists like sudi eight. All of the monks glad city gets an allowance. Sarah had glided to the air after a conversation where udal basically said. Hey maybe let that go and all the rest of this and the forgotten pharaoh had said hey help me find my original body and you can have your fern back and also you can rule by my side as father and son and no that part. Yeah he's got some light galeria. Donald thing going on and so like citrus. Like you're not. Even he even coming back to help syria. And you're just like i'm gonna call. Or even if he was a good pharaoh rich entitled people are not generally making the choices that help everyone exactly. Yeah long story short. He's basically in a syrian nationalist. And he wants. He wants to advance his country to usually detriment of all other and we still don't know what he did. That made a hamra and the others decide he needed to be brought down. Well we don't even know who killed him exactly. Yeah the hamas fast. Oh well oh so. Yeah as we begin the doorkeeper stand raid four breast at one end of this chamber between the two furthest pillars with a set of two cultists standing between them. Some thirty feet away that other two cultists thirty feet beyond that at about thirty feet beyond that the actual forgotten pharaoh as fortunately this chamber has amazing acoustics can carry carry on that conversation easily from one hundred feet the whole science place where you had like the two domed areas and so if you stood in one eastern the other you could hear but otherwise you could how. How is the ceiling in here. This chambers thirty thirty okay. Okay and then how high up is sarah fluffy currently all right important details so yeah i believe we left off with the party. Rolling initiative however further dramatic fight against the forgotten pharaoh. So let's get some initiative going a little siren scape- escape later possessed fronts. I'm ready. I'm off to a great start. Y'all i am not. It's an epic confrontation into rescue. We can't we shall rescue well. We don't have to hold the heart so either way we should try to subdue her and maybe just drag along with us. I don't know how to do that. But put it in narmer. And then you know it can possessing junior and all powerful scorpio. Flies away in search shooting. Lightning bolt sets you. Hey they're vermin. Technically mindless possessed. It would be the intelligence of the possessor. Yeah with all the knowledge of hakka tap. And all the rage of scorpion. All right so all stuck whether all sorts have fifteen for twenty two so to counter. I roll the natural one for four of the beker messy carols. Fifteen for an eighteen detroit in the humber to for eight. All right. the frontlines Lagging a little bit. Yeah we're gonna get jumped by these cultists. I wrote okay so round. One of combat begins stark. Whether you have i initiative yes hollis across the field at sarah slash. The sky farrow and attempts to wrap her in ice icy prison. Don't start intone gesture out. It's pretty good It's a twenty six. She passes so she's still entangled And she will take twelve cold damage every round that. She is helpless or tangled. Well that's opening volley will then carefully and bravely moved to behind sudi smart move though to be fair from hollis we go to the forgotten farrell. I hide earn a perfect fireball formation. Well yeah she will first off us an immediate action. She glances down. The is on the top of her falcon headdress lays read as rays. Shoot out of this directly down at the ice. She's got lasers three hit points per inch. Yeah she doesn't know how strong it is social good use a lot of power for this is one. That's of damage to the ice. Their.