20 Episode results for "Rahab"
Rahab - A Woman at the Right Place at the Right Time
"Have you ever lucked out by being at the right place at the right time or were you ever at the wrong place at the wrong time or have you ever taken a wrong turn and assumed you you're in the wrong place only to discover you were right where God needed you to be in today's episode of all Gods Women we look at Rahab a woman who was in a place she shouldn't have been but thanks to God's overwhelming grace? She turned out to be right where she needed to be. In order to be used by God in a mighty way. Hi Welcome to all gods women. I'm sharing pro harm your host for the show and I am excited to be taking you on a journey through the Bible focusing our attention on all God's women we'll be talking about women you've heard all your life and women you've never heard of each has a story to tell and I can't wait to share them together. We'll discover life lessons. We can take away from each of these ancient women and apply them to our modern day. Lives join US each week for the latest episode of all odds women. We've all heard of Rahab. She's one of the bad girls of the Old Testament. A Harlot a prostitute a pagan city. Many Christians find it disturbing that this woman of ill repute is included in Jesus genealogy they argue that surely she was merely an innkeeper. But that's not what the Bible tells us. The word used to describe her can only mean one thing and it's not an innkeeper. So why her? Why did God not only used her to help save the Hebrews but then go on to include her in the lineage of his son to understand why two men of God would seek out? A woman of ill repute. Let's look at it from the spies perspective. They're entering enemy territory. In order to gain information for their safety. They need to get in and get out before they discovered can't very well go door to door to conduct their investigation. They can't do anything to arouse suspicion so they had to the one place where they can be the most inconspicuous who's going to pay much attention to foreigners seeking a little carnal pleasure but the authorities are on the alert almost as soon as the spies arrive. The King Sends Word Rahab letting her know the manner Hebrew spies and ordering her to hand them over. Can you imagine their fear when they hear the pounding on the door forty years of wandering in the desert waiting to enter the promised land only to have their plans foiled so quickly we'd expect woman? Rahab position to go for the path of least resistance and protect herself. She doesn't know these strangers. She owes them nothing to protect them would mean defying her government and risking her own death. It would appear the spies made a bad choice and are in the wrong place at the wrong time but Rahab doesn't react the way we expect. She feigns some sort of excuse. Closes the door grabs the spies and leads them upstairs to her room where she hides them amongst dogs of flax she returns and leads the authorities on a wild goose chase outside the city. They have no reason to doubt her word. So they head out the city gates. In an effort to catch the runaway spies with the spies now safely tucked away for the time being. She now has time to find out answers to questions. She's been having it her line of work. She was privy to many conversations. She listened to the gossip. She paid attention to the updates. At some point she had realized that the Hebrew people had something she wanted. But how could she get it? How could a woman in her position ever meet the god of the Hebrews and if she did meet them what would he have to say about the choice issued made? How could he possibly love someone like her? You see Rahab had been seeking God for a while but she needed someone to explain things to her. God used those spies to not only meet their needs but to meet her need as well imagine how excited she must have been discover to Hebrew. Men had come to her and we're now safely tucked away on her roof. Rahab wasn't about to let this opportunity slip away without finding out more about this God of the Israelites. Her testimony to the spies shows amazing. Faith on her part she knew God was with them. She knew God was going to help them conquer her city. She also knew that unless she acted quickly she and her family would die in the destruction so she asked for mercy and safety from the spies and ultimately from God and they granted that mercy. The spice gave her instructions to tie a red rope to her window. And that would be assigned to the warriors when they came into the city sound familiar. Remember the red blood. The Hebrews were instructed to put on the doorways back in Egypt. Once the exchange of information had taken place Rahab sent the men on their way showing them how to escape notice of the search party and she gathered together her family so that they could wait for the coming destruction in the safety of her home. We all know how God destroyed. Jericho in a most unorthodox manner. It was one of those times where he acted in such a way that everyone would know who was responsible. The victory was not about military. Might it was all about dots. Infinite Power Rahab story closes with the spies rescuing her and her family and bringing them to the outside of the Israelite camp. She went on to marry Salmon. Who many believed to have been one of the spies as Salmon's wife? She bore Boas who married Ruth who bore bed who begat Jesse who begat David who became king. Perhaps today you're feeling a bit like Rahab. You've made some choices that have led you to a place you never intended to be and you feel trapped. Please know that God is watching over you and he has a wonderful plan for you. Wherever you are he can use it for his glory. Rahab may have made a mess of her past but because of where she was she was in a position to offer safety to the spies. Not only was her home. A hub of information at a place to slip in without notice but it was strategically placed on top of the city walls. So the spies could exit the city undetected. Please note God didn't wait until Rahab had her life cleaned up. He used her. He met her where she was at then. He immediately gave her an assignment to test her faith which she plays the Red Chord on her window or which dismiss it a silly which she followed the rules that said that she and her family must remain inside if they wanted to be kept safe. How tempting it might have been to sneak outside to see what was going on around them but they stayed were God told them to stay. And then that glorious moment when the dust was settling around them in the war the Israelites could be heard as they stormed the city. How wonderful it must have been to hear that. Knock on the door and had the Hebrew spies escort. Ray Happen Her family to safety. Rahab step out in faith. She risked everything she held. Dear in the past to take a chance on an unknown future and God rewarded her for faith with an amazing future. Lord God we come to you today humbled by the mercy you show US wherever. We've been whatever we've done your quick to forgive us an offer us a better life help us also to look past other people's past and to see the glorious future you have for them. Thank you for new beginnings. Help us to hear your voice and be alert to opportunities. You bring our way. Give us the courage to follow you. Show us how to forgive others. The way you forgiven US bind us together as one. We love you in. Christ's name Amen. 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S.2 Ep.35 Do you know your Bible Trivia? Listen to this Q&A
"Hi everyone and welcome to positively joy a podcast on searching for the light in all seasons of life around us. We look for god in the every day and choose joy even in the hard times. I'm your host yvette walker and i love for you to become a part of our online podcast family and join our positively joy community on facebook visit positively joy dot com previous episodes. And check out our cool merch and listen on apple podcasts. Or wherever you go for podcasts. We drop episodes monday and thursday welcomed the bible trivia. Where we ask a question give you the answer with a little context and read the entire bible verse that is related to the question and answer this week's question. What was the name of the woman who hid the spies at jericho. I'll give you a minute to think about it. You know march is women's history month and it's fitting to begin my new series bible trivia with the women of the bible. These courageous hard working and humble women often where the hand and feet of god eve in the first book of the bible was a flawed character. But it wasn't important introduction to send and redemption of god's people in the popular streaming video show the chosen season one ends with the samaritan woman at the well who jesus talked with and revealed himself to her. She later told others. He told me all that i ever did. This lowly woman who had send wasn't important character and shows us another example of the people. Jesus talked to and interacted with. So what was the name of the woman who hid the spies at jericho answer rahab. This brave woman known as a prostitute was used by god to help the israelites from the book of joshua chapter two new international version. Then joshua son of nun secretly sent two spies from sheet him. Go look over the land. He said especially jericho so they went and enter the house of a prostitute named rahab and stayed there. The king of jericho was told. Look some of the israelites. Have come here tonight to spy out the land so the king of jericho sent this message to rahab. Bring out the men who came to you and enter your house because they have come to spy out the holy land but the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said yes. The men came to me. But i did not know where they had. Come from at dusk when it was time to close the city gate. They left. I don't know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them but she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stocks of flax she laid out on the roof so the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of jordan. And as soon as the pursuers had gone out the gate was shut before the spies lay down for the night she went up on the roof and said to them. I know that the lord has given you this land and then a great fear of you has fallen on us so that all who live in this country are melting in fear. Because of you we have heard how the lower dried up the water of the red sea for you when you came out of egypt and what you did to siahaan og the two kings of the amer rights east of the jordan whom you completely destroyed when we heard that our hearts melted in fear. And everyone's courage failed because of you for the lord. Your god is god in heaven above and on the earth below. Now then please swear to me by the lord that you will show kindness to my family. Because i have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that will spare the lives of my father and mother my brothers and sisters and all who belonged to them and that you will save us from death our lives for your lives the minute short her. If you don't tell what we are doing we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the lord gives us the land so she led them down by a rope through the window for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. She said to them go to the hill. So the pursuers will not find you hide yourselves there three days until they return and then go on your way now. The men had said to her this oath. You made a swear will not be binding on us. Unless when we enter the land you have tied the scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down and unless you have brought your father and mother your brothers and all your family into your house if any of them go outside your house into the street their blood will be on their own hands. We will not be responsible as for those who are in the house with you. Their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them. But if you tell what we are doing we will be released from the oath. You umeda swear agreed. She replied let it be as you say so she sent them away and they depart it and she tied the scarlet in the window. When they left they went into the hills and stayed there three days until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills. Ford the river and came to joshua son of nun and told him everything that had happened to them. They said to joshua the lord has surely given the whole land into our hands. All the people are melting in fear because of us rahab was face failed and paul recognizes her in hebrews eleven. By faith rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient because she had given the welcome to the spies. that's this week's bible trivia. Hope you enjoyed it. Come back next week for another question and answer did you know you can become positively joy insider. It's easy here's how to do it. 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Day 082 (Joshua 1-4) - Year 3
"Hey bible readers. I'm barely kabul. And i'm your host for the bible recap. We wrapped up the five books of the law yesterday. And we've already hit one of the wisdom books we read job today. We step into the first of the history books as we read through these. Remember that their goal isn't so much to reveal history as it is to reveal god so keep looking for him. Yesterday moses died after forty years of leading the israelites through the wilderness. This is probably around fourteen hundred bc which is roughly twenty five hundred years. After we first met adam and eve before moses dies he passes the torch to his assistant joshua the man god appointed to lead people into the promised. Land joshua was from the tribe of ephraim which was the smallest levi tribe at this point. So it's a pretty big deal that he gets this role. Both god and the israelites. Tell joshua to be strong and courageous. He hears that four times in one chapter alone three times from god and wants from the people here it from above and from below from his leader and from his followers. It's already a big deal when god repeats himself but when everyone around you is also telling you the same thing you know. It's something you need to hear as they prepare to head into. Canaan joshua reminds the two point five transjordan tribes gad. reuben and the half tribe of manasseh. They still have to cross the jordan and fight for the land like all the other tribes. Then they can come back east and live in the pasturelands. They request from god back in numbers. Thirty two they agreed to do. All joshua commands them just like they did with moses which honestly doesn't sound like a great promise. These people are pretty forgetful. If they really thought they obeyed moses but whatever joshua's two spies into the promised land remember he was a spy wants along with eleven others and he probably knew what kind of man made a good spy versus. What kind would come back. Terrified an unbelieving. He sends the spies to jericho a city. That's just across the border and the jordan river because it will be a logical first step in taking the promised land the first thing the spies encounter when they get to jericho are the city walls. The wall was probably double wall and it was common for poor. People like rahab the prostitute to build their homes in the narrow space between those two walls. The spies had two primary goals on this trip. Stay safe and get a good view of the city's layout what better place to accomplish both of those goals than a rooftop on the edge of the city. You'll find lots of people who think the spies are staying at rahab house for reasons. That are not so honorable but to me. It seems more locational e strategic than anything plus. The text doesn't give us any reason to think they have ill intentions and from what we've seen so far of the bible it doesn't hesitate to tell us the ugly truths other historical tech suggest. Rahab also ran a hotel of sorts. So that could be the reason they stayed there. Plus what we see about rahab is that even though she's a canaanite prostitute. She seems to theory alway. She says the fear of the israelites has fallen. On her people. Which is the fulfillment of something. God promised in exodus. Fifteen and twenty three. She seems to have a real faith in the god of israel and knows what he is capable of. She's heard stories of something. God did hundreds of miles away forty years earlier and this was all before the internet. I know word travels but that is crazy to me. Think about it this way. If you live in america can you tell me off the top of your head. One thing that happened in canada forty years ago probably not but rahab has heard about how god led them across the red sea on dry land which is a story. They seem to often forget themselves. Rahab is praised twice in the new testament in hebrews and james for the way she lived out her faith not only that but she's included in the genealogy of jesus in matthew one which is kind of a big deal rahab understanding and the're of galway leads her to do something that you may struggle with. If you're a rule keeper at all costs she lies. The king's men and says the spies aren't at her house. Meanwhile she's hiding them on the roof. Does this remind you of anything we've seen before it made me think of what we read in exodus. One fifteen to twenty one or the egyptian midwives shifra refused to kill the hebrew babies and possibly lied the faeroe about it and god bless them. Rahab lied to the king's men and sent the spies to hide in the hills. The spies a deal with her for saving their lives when they come to take jericho she and her family should throw a red rope out her window so they can easily identify her home and make sure to spare her and her family. Remember this moment. Because we're going to encounter a lot of wartime language. And joshua where god tells the israelites to destroy all the people in the land of canaan and it's going to be important for us to remember that this is not genocide ethnic cleansing that got us calling for this has nothing to do with their ethnicity and everything to do with the fact that they were idolaters. Who did things like child. Sacrifice and god was bringing judgement on their sins but he was always willing to spare their opponent. Anytime someone repented even a prostitute. They were kept alive and welcome to live among the israelites. God isn't calling for the wholesale slaughter of the canaanites. There are obvious exceptions. That will see in the text and rahab and her family are among them. I also want to point out. One thing about these two spies. They believe god's promise. That's another reason why i think they were honorable in their actions toward rahab in two fourteen. They told rahab when the lord gives us the land. We will deal kindly and faithfully with you. Not only do they believe god's going to bless them as he said but they're already planning on paying that blessing forward so the spies go back to joshua and give him the good news and joshua rallies everyone to cross into the promise land finally okay here we go they put the ark of the covenant way out front like half a mile ahead carried by the levi priests then they all follow behind and guess what happens. They hit a river but no big deal. This has happened to their parents. And they've heard stories about how god came through. I mean even the canaanite prostitutes of heard that story last time they had to cross a body of water. God stop the water before they entered but this time the water doesn't stop until they step into it walking with god requires increasing amounts of obedience entrust in three seventeen just as their crossing over. God calls israel a nation for the first time this has been promised since way back in genesis. Twelve to up until this point they were just a people but now they're a nation. God has fulfilled that promise to them. God tells them to set up twelve stones one for each tribe because even the transjordan tribes came to help take the land like they promised these stones would serve as a reminder for them and for their children so they won't forget. What god did here. Not only that but in four twenty four god says all of this is so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the lord is mighty that you may fear the lord your god forever. The miracle of god's provision for israel was an invitation to all people groups to know and fear him and speaking of provisions. If you remember anything about the hebrew calendar you may have noticed what day they set foot in the promised land. It's the day that preparation. For the passover celebration begins. That means we've got some big stuff coming up in the days ahead so stay tuned. What was your god shot. Today i noticed something that kept showing up in chapter one. God was telling joshua to be strong and courageous. It does take strength and courage to be obedient. But every time god commanded that he preceded it or followed it with the promise that he would be with joshua. It's a reminder that strength and courage aren't just things we muster on our own. It's not just some mental pep rally or some mindset. We meditate our way into true. Strength and courage is established by being mindful of god's presence in our lives never asked us to do things on our own his nearness is what equips us to obey and he never asks us to be our own straight or provision. He provides all he requires of us. Here the strength is is where the courage is. And he's where the joy is. Do you want to see stretcher. Kimmel alive in three d. Do you want to visit some of the places we've been reading about. We want to take you there to the holy land the land of milk and honey by the way they don't call it that for nothing. The food is amazing. If you want to find out more about groups trips to israel visit the bible recap dot com and click on the israel link. Just fill out the interest form and we'll send you details. You can also check for a link in today's show notes. The usually go every year. And we'd love to have you join us on one of these trips.
Imperfectly Purposed S3E9
"Hey thanks for joining us. This is eighty v along with ezzedine. We are. She talks spreading hope everywhere. Tops the pockets where it is our goal to inspire hope. Today's message imperfectly purpose. The story rahab the harlot. Hello this is. The days of the lord has made less shoes to rejoice and be glad in it no matter what life brings your way you can make the choice on how you handle it now. This is your first time with us. I m s dean here with my most fabulous lead v. Hey we are glad you decided to join us. It is not by chance that you happened upon our podcast. I'm lady and i believe in divine timing and appointed as and guess what. This is your time to receive. What god has for you so around because you will get exactly what you need now. If you haven't already go ahead and subscribe sold you'll be alerted when we upload new content but before we get started. We must symbolizes to all of our regular listeners. Establishing thank you all so much for your continued support. Yeah so lady what we davin into today with the title is imperfectly purposed. And it's the story a rahab the harlot and at this moment you know filling prompting in my heart to just pray a quick before we get started for those that have tuned in father. God we thank you for every listener. That tuned in today we know is not by chance guy. Thank you drew. Speaking to that person that broken right now then as i felt worthless or may to feel worthless. Thank you that you want them to know. You have good plans for them guy and that you have purposed them to do great things on this earth us. We thank you for the guy that you reach that person right where they are god that you would just take a hold of their situation guys stepping with your presence and your power and your purpose for them god we ask god to disrespect the angels in their lives sky to move. Those wicked devices at the enemy is trying to use to make them think that they are not available to you because you love them so we pray right now that you're a piece that's your comfort guy that's your com will come over them god and such a where they will know the shoe speaking to them drawing them letting them know that you do love them guy they are worth everything to you guys. We thank you give you any implies just putting that on my heart because i know someone needed to hear a guy always be obedient and not go by status quo but i always be open to hear you guide and to speak and to do whatever you call for us to do. So we're starting today On a topic are imperfectly. Purpose the story. We have the harlem and allies you. Think about this Have you ever thought. God couldn't use you because of your false. You know i have battle with it but the good news is that god is known for using people like me and you and others that are imperfectly purposed. You see because god works through people that are rejected overlooked that are imperfectly humor. Because we're all imperfect and it's because we depend on him and we know ourselves that anything good that we have in our lives it's all because of guy in our faith in him and are trusting him. Let's guys god know that okay. You know what really matters to us is that we are not looking at ourselves as his perfect human being. We're looking to god. And god is not looking at our failures. He's looking at heart and a heart for him. He already knows that. And it's not about our today. We want to take a look. At a prostitute named rahab whom god chose as a missile that was imperfect and she was purposed in his divine plan. And this takes place. In joshua chapter to refine rahab the prostitute and city call jericho where home was built in the city. While it was like an end it was the whole tale that was known for travelers. That come through. And because of his location She was able to provide lodging and other things to the travelers. So joshua made a decision to he sent some spies sustain their to find out information about the land and rahab of course would be the most likely person to know about the lamb because she saw a lot of people she saw a lot of stuff she knew a lot of secrets and so this was the perfect place for joshua sent his spies undercover posing as customers together much needed data about the land and enough god had chosen a prostitute named rahab to be instrumental in this mission. Names don't look at who you are. What you do as a negative or a minus for whether or not guy can use. You can use anyone. He so chooses because we're not about us are not god. He's got so. Let's look at the word as we We read the word of god and joshua chapter to to see how rahab played a part in guys playing. So joshua chapter two assists. Then josh was sent two spies from the camp of acacia with orders to go and secretly explore the land of canaan especially the city of jericho. When they came to the city they went to spend the night in the house of a prostitute. Name rahab the king of jericho. Her that some israelites had come that night to spy out the country so he sent word it. Rahab the in your house have come to spout the whole country. Bring them out and then you know rahab she answered. Some men did come to my house. She said but i don't know where they're from. They left at sundown before the city gate was closed. And i didn't find out where we're going but if you start after them quickly you catch him now. Rahab had taken the to spice up on the roof and hidden them on stocks. Affleck's that she had put their and the king's men meanwhile they left it city and the gate was shut and they went out looking for the the israelite spies as far as a place where the road crosses the jordan never four. The spies settled down for the night. Rahab went up on the roof and she said to them she said i know the lord has given you this land and everyone in the country's terrified you we've heard of how the lord dried up the red sea in front of you when you believe in egypt and we've also heard that you killed cihan and the to 'em right kings east of the jordan We were afraid as soon as we had heard about it. And we have all our cares because the lord your guys a god in heaven above and healing earth this. She says now swear by him that you will treat my family as kindly as at tree you and give me some kind of sun i trust. She's good listen you everything so You got from my family. We all come up through here and take things over look for my votes in me too and she said promise me that you would say my father and mother and my brothers and sisters out there families. Don't let us be healed. And i fourteen says and the men so the israeli spies they say to her may take our lives if we don't do what we say. If you do not tell anyone what we've been doing we promise you that when the lord gives us land we treat you well so verse fifteen says rahab lived in the house bill inner city while so she led the men down from the window by a rope and then she says to them go into the hill or the kingsman are gonna fangio. She says hi there for three days and they come back after that. Then you can go your own way seventeenth. He says the man said to her. We will keep the promise that you have made us. This is what you must do when we invasion land tied this record in the window that you let us down from his. Get your father your mother your brothers and all of your father's family together in your house. Never anybody goes out the house. His death will be on his his own out Response was to stay in the house. But if anyone in the house with you. is home. Anybody's is harm. Then then we're gonna be held responsible for. I twenty six however if you tell anyone what we have been doing then we will not have to keep our promise which you have made us give you twenty one. She said she agreed and then she sent him away and when they had gone she tied the record to the one. That just like this said and in verse twenty two says a spies went into the heels and he had the king's men look for them all of the countryside for three days but they didn't find him so they return to jericho and then the two spies. They came down from the hills. They crossed the river. Went back to josh when they told him everything that happened. And then say we should. We are sure the law has given us country all the people that they're terrified so he they were good. It's going back with a report. Joshua seen you know people there they know our god is And are fearful. We should have no problems so we look at all of the all of which about rehab. How she was us first of all she could have been kia for harboring these israelites. Okay so she took a big risk. Her life and allows for family can kill jericho. Took her out. If he found out she was hiding spies. Joshua has sent them but she believed in the israelites guy. She believed there was the one to be feared and she has faith who there was That he was the one true god and even though you know she lied to protect is lifespan. Is it will still playing so one thing we have to remember is our thoughts are not guys start so you know i thought nothing like gosawx now. Still wrong She took the initiative to lie in the way she lab seal. It wasn't counted against her because she's just have faith in god that she was doing the right thing So might seem the use of rahab. In god's plan didn't make sense. That's how things are with god. You know when it comes to guy you know he does things we like why they do like a why he you just go from here to here. Why why he had to go through. Our isn't go-round is cornered. Why we go to that. But with god thinks that happened. happen in accordance to his wheel in when his in his plan. And that means sometimes it's just not gonna make no sense. That's right. I'm so is necessary. whatever it is but the plan is still considered good because it's god's plan And you know the we hear little barra have when this chapter is usually taught you know most people just sort of focusing on the spies were hidden but are the taking over the land that god had given the israelites. A lot of people miss the fact that rahab was an important part of and and not only that she was given greater purpose rahab eventually she get married and she became the mother of boaz story. Route you know that boo ruth and boaz got married and gave birth to over who was the grandfather of king. David who is in the line of jesus jesus line so rahab is ancestor of jesus. So you know. She had an important of her. She may have started out as a prostitute but she ended up in the blood of the king of kings greater rejoicing. In there to notice you in a bloodline the king of kings as you know she was not someone that was worthless to god. She had meaning she had worth and guys just so amazing that again the way we look at people's not the way guy looks at people. God knows the heart and so And although of course guy wants us to choose his son jesus so that our faith in him is what brings us to salvation that we need and he makes us righteous not us again rahab. She didn't know about jesus but one thing about it. She faith in god and that's where it all began vases. With abraham his faith in god was accounted to him as righteousness. Yes so faces the raiders. Big with guys. So you know. We have d- believe in god's plan quote because again she wouldn't put her life and her families lives in danger if she did not believe that the israelites. Scott was the right engine. One true guy So she did have a purpose in gossiping with all her imperfections. You know and so you know you take anything from this teaching. I want you to remember. This guy's grace reaches in places that you are. I mean i imagine. That's why mistakes are falls are imperfections. They do not dictate whether or not guy can use us is our faith in guy and his power and his spirit that you know the. We know that we need him. Because i said god i need you. You know 'cause. I have not arrived to a place where i don't need god. I will never arrive place where i don't need. I always need him. And god looks for those hearts that are fertile ground for vessels that he can use because it is our dependence upon him which lets us know and also says the guy. Hey you're my god. And i'm following you. I'm following your the an i need you. I can't i'm not my own. God i can't do life without you And this speaks to those people who have heard. You ain't no good you'll never be never amount to anything. Some of you out. There have heard that some people have spoke that over your life as far back as you can remember. Yeah but the devil is alive because if you believe and trust guy you could use you mightily as something else to you. Have to be careful how you entertain. People don't just assume because they look like nothing to you and that god is not going to use them might till That's right everybody matters to god. That's why he's in sunday's down across for everybody so again. A beloved if you believe that you're not fit for god's service think again We all fall short. We've all saw down some ways. Some some how when it comes to being compared to guy we all. I mean i mean this is nothing compared to god. That's when we become in. Christ we become as jesus. Is we become a son or daughter of a guy like jesus we will his guys children and we are made righteous only by jesus not by our actions. Do we want to please guy caution issues. But we're gonna miss the mark. We're human mess. We made a flesh. You know we. We don't have the perfect body year. The perfect spirit perfect immortal body So we have to the the we have. We get only renew our minds with the word and allow it to transform us and when we mess up we go back to keep going back to where we need to go back to the word and that guy build us up again and when you invite kreis team You have everything you need to get you through this life now on your own. You can you can't we can't do any of our sale on but when the spirit of the living god comes to abide on the inside of you you have the strength that you need to conquer anything that you face in this world and when anyone throws in your face because you've messed up. You know all across a lot of times when a pastor has done something Is played on the news or social media bashing them. If they've done something that is a you know a simple thing that people are. Oh my god my my my thing is you know grew speaks about you point fingers trying to point out with somebody else is doing you look at what you doing because we all got a mirror in front of us to says you know we we not righteous without jesus we are all imperfect purpose than it is right. Jesus the only perfect one. So you know is by faith. In jesus in what he's sacrificing across for our sins and say is what makes us righteous us believing in jesus and what he did so it's by faith not by our words not by performance. God can use. You gotta use me. We all have messed only. I'll we'll continue to in some way. do we want. We want to do better and live right. Of course we do. Want to honor guy at his mercy and grace. He has for us that. We're still here so we do want to honor him in the way we live. But don't let anybody put you down. Because i i've happy to open my face. You know you know a mistake or mistakes. I've made and you know you're a pressure you administer am i thinking is but i need jesus and the saved by grace. I'm not saved my perfection. I don't have perfection and cannot be perfect without jesus and only by through. Jesus m i made righteous. That's why so that's important to say you know. Of course. I want to. Please honor god but i miss the mark to do we all do and i'm not gonna sit here at like. I never do. I do i. I'm still a work in progress. Guy still saving me through his word He's me daily. Save me from my wrong thinking wrong. Thoughts marijuana behaviors. so you know. I'm still being perfected in christ So it's not what him. So that's what i want you to remember. It is your abilities or your qualifications is not why god will use you. Why he will only use it if you're dependent upon him and his spirit So don't don't allow your heart to Think to walk away from god because you messed up state before me are a news gonna do it. He's guy he knows everything you know. It's not a surprise to him so stay close to him. he'll help get you back on track. He years he hears her cries in He will offer a voice of instruction of we're willing. So let's just keep our state on jesus and not on our sales and what say about us because we matter to god will. The people thinking are not identity is in christ when you believe and have faith in jesus your identity is now in christ not in yourself get yourself but again you know we do need jesus to live a life that is righteous before guy. So i wanna take a moment just to salvation call those wanna believe a have faith in receive. Jesus right now as your lord and savior. I'm telling you this is the greatest relation you ever enter into. Because with jesus you're looking at profession you're looking at someone who's faithful someone that will never abandon you. Someone is right there to help you give you a up. Not someone that will talk down to. You will make you feel bad about someone that he jesus is that one that just say go and sin no more. But then you'll let you know. I love you. I love you. Just go and send them you know so So glorious grace but the guy says in. John three sixteen for god so loved the world that he gave his one and only sunday. Who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life so If you are listening you want to receive jesus lower. Here's a prayer that you can repeat after us as we say. St is going to help me say so to give you a chance to repeat it and if you don't miss something just back go back and just do it again. You just man's house you got to get. This is one of the most important pressure prey. So you just say heavenly father heavenly father you love the world so much you loved the world so much that you gave your only begotten son that you gave your only begotten son to dafur are sentenced to die for our sins so that whoever believes in him so that whoever believes in him we will not perish but have eternal life but have eternal life. Your word says your word says we are saved by grace. We are saved by greater faith. In jesus through faith in jesus as it is a free gift from you as it is a free gift from you. There is nothing. I can do to earn salvation. There is nothing. I can do to earn salvation. I believe and confess with my mouth. I believe and confess with my mao. That jesus christ is your son that jesus christ is your son savior of the world a savior of the world. I believe he died on the cross for me. I believe he died on the cross for me and for all my sins and for all my sins paying the price for them paying the price for them. I believe in my heart. I believe in my heart that you raised. Jesus from the day that you raised jesus from the day and he is alive today and that he is alive. Today i am a center. I am a sinner. And i am sorry for my sins and i am sorry for my son asked you to forgive me and ask you to forgive me by faith. I received jesus christ now by faith. I received jesus christ as my lord and savior as my lord and savior. I believe that. I am saying. I believe i am say and we'll spend eternity with you and we'll spend eternity with you. Thank you thank you. I am grateful father guy. I am grateful father. And jesus name. She's a man a man. Now you pray that you are now born again in christ. Jesus praise god welcome. Welcome to the family of god. Get your holy bible with a translation that you can understand. And i pray that you ask God to lead to the right babe's church with jesus at the center is a life changing moment in your life your needed somewhere in the body of christ and just know that if you're looking online to to to receive Some spiritual can good word about grace or the grace of god in. Jesus christ you wanna get started. tune into A cref dollar or pastor joe's of prints or pass to gregory. Dekalb those are some great grace bible based teachers that teach about the grace of god through jesus christ That's a good foundation and get started at and then you more likely to be able to recognize when you step into a church. That is really teaching about jesus. And the grace of god as a postal a church teaching based on the law trying to force you to be perfect or to perform to receive savage in that is not what guy has put. Jesus here for gardening. Put jesus here to fulfil the law. So all we add. It was believed that what he did he did for us. And then of course we the worst you can learn how to live rightly before got but is not less. Check off the list of all the things that loud we have for feel today. Because we're gonna miss tomorrow every time. There's just no way around it. I mean people say that tried to force the law on people We told them the mosaic law. People that you gotta do you hear churches that may be enforcing our mixing grayson law. You can't mix the great. You know. Grace of god and law the mosaic law. Because it is it does not. I'm not saying the law isn't something you can learn from. You can learn from it. Of course but undergrad. Of grace of god through jesus shed blood we are looking to jesus as our righteousness and we're looking to him to lead us to through his word to live rightly before guy without us Feeling bad if we miss the mark. I'm not saying that it won't bother you because if you really wanna play this guy it's going to bother you. 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#100 Managing Knee Injury & Rehab
"He to rose podcasts. Guys it's episode one hundred. It's a monumental day for us on the ton. The time we thought it was going to be something huge. We have this huge big plan was going to be involved and then turns out as away so we thought you know what kind of planning on taking these podcasts. To at least a thousand episodes so there's no real point to celebrate one hundred that said i brought cakes. Yeah they're candles. But and we got justin. He's got all big emphasized justin lane house. Josie thanks for joining us. You're going to be before we kick in. Let me just get off with a couple of a couple of important housekeeping items. I fucked up the recording on last week's episode. I got no idea what happened and safe to say it. One in one hundred. That i fucked up fucked up like three or four. Nineteen twenty. Thirty figuring out the podcast. You're the guy. I've come into the stage where the technology is a little bit more user friendly and slightly more idiot proof but it's not one hundred percents anyways. Apologize for that That was the episode. With paul. And i were talking about fitness wearables in any case I've done about fifteen checks today. We're good pentothal sponsored. The show the coffee. We've got the crane today. We've got the case from penn of all fucking legends. If you're in patriot. Go check him out. Tree trains with us he owns. The cafe is an absolute savage. Good people jujitsu beginner's workshop. It's happening this weekend while the time you're listening to this. If you want an introduction to what they call. The gentle lot isn't really that gentle. Come check it out. Been twenty one We just got limited number so you gotta make sure you click enriched environment that's twentieth much twenty th the march. Thank you twentieth and march saturday nine. Am and then. If you need any training he obviously get it off. Jungle brothers dot com and at jungle brothers movement. Yesterday justin lang josie. Let me give a little intro about who you are and how on plays and then i'm going to hand he's view of you. He was on the way back when i was a very well back when all this. I'm still a brown belt. But when i was a very early around into too i did a stint of training at a gym in alexandria and one of the legends. Who i trained with the gone. I'm alex practice practice practice gets brought. I think it's so i try with alexander. Alex was was a coach. There and catches rob whitaker indrajit series staff. Alex always said to me. You have to fuck and train with justin you injustice. He's like you're like mirror image. How you meant yeah mirror images of each other and was that. What do you mean man. He's really strong. He's he's really flexible. He's got a gym. He's teaching people very similar. What you guys are doing a jungle brothers and naturally the competitive sodomy was like jim. Like mine straws. Yeah okay alex. Anyways we did get the opportunity to raw together once and it literally was like fucking meeting my match. There was like there was limbs. That could go anywhere. The rangers were all strong that was control everywhere and it was like it was really cool. We finally got to connect. And so that was how i met justin and i think we had. We had a little chat. Maybe about what we do in training sort of thing but not to any great extent. Cut to a couple of years light up when i ruptured my acl again. Trying to jitsu talking with a friend and he was like man. You go see justin. You go see him for your rahab so i was about nine months or twelve months into the post surgery but i thought i'll give just happening. You invited me down to jim. I went dan. You took me through a few simple tests. Basically what you how you sold your your knowledge and yourself to me. In that moment. I was like this is the fucking place i need to be together to get back to where i want it to be and i felt like i was really good hands and you also took me on to a regime which is quite different to us in many ways and we'll go into what the difference is. I light up. But i was really impressed with the spice. And we've how you sort of carving your own path and you had this idea of helping optimize people who have knee injuries and other injuries from sports and whatnot. And so yeah. So that was it. And i've been training with you now. Three months three months yet about that. And it's been fucking awesome. And so i've wanted to get you on the show since and and yes. That's a real pleasure to have you along. Have anybody good man. Could you give us a little background on you. Sort of way james. Hey came into the whole thing. And i go to an interesting story. Gone back with your dad and with the rugby league and all that yeah basically grew up in a football families dad. We moved from queensland as new south lost sydney In ninety four when he sought a coach in the corolla shocks. And i did my first introduction to like again being a trainer as mixing the guy to ride and gives. You probably get qualified for this. So i did a ahead right now. I was helping out. And i'll sit around on the field and stuff and then i did more liberal one sports china's a think it was fourteen in the middle. I decided the time this is limit on this thing. I think there is so i did. It have been fifteen point now but became a level one sports trying to fifteen. I was typing ankles running on the field reserve grade given water out. I mean i always say lucky to grow up on a farm are dropping out professional sporting environment guy from straight from roy. Cross the road to shock. When i play. It's like a five minute walk every day after school and then spend my whole from three thirty to come with died. Yeah so that was marsa. Introduction into that became a pay didn't didn't really enjoy personal training for white loss. It was just wasn't my thing So i got into our into went to united sports science so went down the path initially and then disorder. I didn't want to still wasn't right for me. And i decided i want to do my own things so i lift training sports teams in the early thousands and just trying to my garage and we got too busy for that. Catholic nyberg compliance council came. I keep doing this. So then i'll move into about one hundred and fifty square meter spice and we were doing mainly gym work. Started doing a bit more rehab there. It's just sort of flight on. We outgrew that let be moved to a spicier yours in carrying bar and then yeah now. We've of an exercise physiologists. I you know working with accusing exercise to fix things or improve health and wellness We finally specializing musculoskeletal. Rahab got a team of staff as well that physio another ap sport scientists and an another person trainer as well who run what we do from the gym. So that's the way it's does the Does sport science. Is that any kind of precursor a prerequisite for a for exercise physiology. They two separate degrees. Now what's actually. It's the same degree like it's a bit to be honest. It's it's a bit complicated. so you do An undergrad degree in in sports exercise. Wherever the cost emis but you can be a sport scientist. You can be an exercise physiologist and you can be an exercise scientist. Is the confusion all issue so exercise sinuses. Basically you haven't done the additional training to it's more like a university qualified sort of personal trainer essentially that might offend a few people much all but that's working with healthy populations an exercise physiologist. His training to use exercise for chronic conditions. Little rehab and as a message across iva going between physiology. Ap now and then a sports scientists you actually have to make criteria to showing that you can out of test things and You'd normally work more in a professional sports scientists. But i actually hold that qualification as well as an exercise physiologist. Sorry yeah just sort of means that you do testing for more for sport rather than Injury rehab but we actually used of that testing for our rehab height. We put you on the load cells and that type of thing when you came in so using that sports sites equipment to like monitor injuries. That type of thing. Yup that was one of the one of the things that i think. I was really impressed by. And and something. That i saw greg value in was when i came in you the tests that you do and i'm guessing the test of change based on the individual and what their situation is but they're very very scientific approach like it's very very accurate you'll measuring things is kind of guesswork. I mean i guess you. There's always a bit of guesswork but you're juicy not as much as you can see. You're trying to get these things down to where you've got like really clear data. And then that's the data that you're operating off to kind of determine when someone is rahab to win the good to go back as an odd to science and the science in auto think usa. And i think like with we do try to be objective in terms of getting like measures of leg strengthened symmetry from side the size of your operating a deficit like say under ninety percent. Liam symmetry there. And you're doing jitsu particularly doing cutting sports like field. Sports and strive for forty soccer. Whatever hockey you increase risk of injury particularly had an injury and then there's the deficit so just to clarify that for folks who here hearing this and and like trying to keep up. Its you're saying that when essentially one leg is stronger than the other to a degree. That's that's less than well. There's temps in different. Yeah for sure that will probably be because like if you if we if one to say took ten jets goes from your gm and they weren't injured and you tested limb symmetry holly likely to have like the isometric a probably not going to be a if we do leg extension testses sit in a chair pushing to these load cells that measure force like the old seated like extension and that raises quote strength. It's holly luckily plenty of them will be one legally under ninety percent like probably the non dominant leg but So i mean most people who aren't even have injury walking around is symmetrical but after an injury what we know. Is that if you have a neighbor or meniscus operate problem over near rake out that limbs symmetry can get down to like thirty percent like even twenty when you get out of surgery like evidently moved in the much for like six weeks in that first period it gets very weak and people can go back to sport at like try. Fifty percent symmetry and the research. There's a study that was done that looked at meeting these four criteria and basically it was this if you meet these four criteria on Strength balance jumping and landing. You get symmetry greta the ninety percent your risk of a second ice. He'll injury guys from forty percent down to ten percent so a thirty percent reduction in risk by meeting these targets. But you know you said about the Taking the guesswork yet. A lot of people. It's all of its gone around at the moment like knees avatar scorning and we do that For certain people at jim but some. I'm getting a few people that have tried to do that. And it hasn't worked for them and it's because the You know that that might be say exercises medicine but you can overdose on medicine. That exercise is like a bit of medication. It doses the knee with with load. But if it's not the right time of not from right condition it can potentially make it worse and on the flip side you can unindo serve you. Sit there doing a one kilo ankle white on your on your ankle. And you're doing lee extensions and still six months surgery will at under dosing and you will never get back to ninety percent limbs symmetry so the art is how far so got the saw hanson. We can check it. The art to it is hell thought you push someone eight session to create an overload. That gets this. Tissue response is a great term called mckenna transaction and. It's the scientific explanation for why how exercise is used to mechanically load the body and provide stimulus on the human tissue cell and your body responds and adapts that stimulus. I mean if anyone that's like riding to their rahab that's such a cool thing to look up his mckenna transaction so exercise therapy mckenna therapy so like mechanical therapy next mechanical because as mechanical going through it so again if you had guinness someone's treating your knee still with manual therapy. Therapy paying they're putting the hand touching perking breaking all stereotype stuff. Yeah there's a. There's a we do that we physiology does that But there's a time and a place for it and some probably traditionally in stryer and a lot of other places where he had that goes for too long as my knee feels great but that this conditions long-dormant in the body and then all of a sudden you've got to try to get back to jets and you haven't built the capacity to do what you do so reeb cyst all about. What do you want to be able to do in sport or your life and then in your training able to injure what you guys are doing. You've got to make sure that you can meet the demands of what you need to be able to do and hopefully excited demands and then you're at less risk of injury if you do have a bulletproof party for bj because you basically building these tissue capacity to handle someone compressing you or getting twisted. I mean just doing a program like that one iran like it's it has to. They will just cut down the risk. Because it's like you your training all the movement patterns that underlie should you. So but you try them in our salvation and you put them all together and then the whole stronger united so and that's essentially what we're doing with rehab you so Yes that's basically. That's sort of rehab. So that's the to to to pick a term used before that the dosage pace and finding the right balance not under dosing. Not overdosing. And i think for i think fox anyone that's training can can understand that it's lack. There's a sweet spot with even simple stuff you come into the jimmy. Don't five by five dead lifts. There's some there's a load there and there's an amount of volume that's that's bang on. You laid that session like fuck. That was tough. Bits offer a couple of days but come back and wait to wake again strong but then you can also just cook yourself with that fry back. Maybe you're dead lifting often your overdosing on that thing hundred percent and you're taking it too far so that exists in training general right. It's it's it's it's the You wanna bring it back to Physiology think it's cold. The hans sil- stress at patient model If you look that up and it's basically when a stimulus applied to the body hummy. Isis is disrupted and you go into accountable excites. That's baseline apply the stimulus which is like a white training session. When you leave that session you'll body is in a catastrophic state tissues broken down so if you were to perform another session. While you're below the curve below stasis you wouldn't perform you did a bench procession then as did another one. You hit the same numbers because you had tissue breakdown you go home. You go why what happens is that it stops dropping and the curve starts trend backup towards baseline but with training. We know that you get this. Overcompensation of super compensation cycling south comes and it goes above some of that stimulus. You end up. Above the hairstyle is the baseline. And then if you time another stimulus again then it drops polo and it goes back to soup compensation and you. That's that linear progression. That people get in strength. Training is that just adapts to stress and always say to people like in rahab moi's scientists like the women in africa that way the nick rings and the other they call but in the lights and lights on in the in the top thing. The body just adapts to stress. It's unbelievable like in most of the time. Boys like oregon. If a rehab file strength doesn't fix everything it doesn't like surgeries are record. Things lock things unstable. If you don't get surgery but most of the time for the majority of rehabs. I reckon people either not consistent enough or or give up on the rahab stop doing the process and we always talk about the process which is just rocket up to training and heating e fuller medicine. Yeah taking the prices to becoming beta giants. Get on the mat three four five times a week so most people give up on that before they actually truly find out if that exercise therapy program was going to fix that problem and i go to surgery too early Like i said there are stiffly conditions. Where exercises of had them is not going to work anymore. And you need Backs can get to a point where you need a disc replacement spinal fusion and trying to build strength or even. Relax the muscles and not going to get you need to go in terms of like with your pain. Sue but i'll say this. I think that stress adaptation model. You've if you the most injuries If if you drive that up and you stay consistent the body heals itself. United three natural history. Just the body is very good at healing. So if he's going to facilitate that hailing with that super compensation model. Is it possible. That one part of the jane poll could basically hack it. And i'm talking about anti paul and his brother used to heavy squats and then they'd go jump out on the fucking rugby failed and smash everyone lighter. You remember when you guys would be like you. We go do heavy squads before we before we play. Forty and all is always like dude. That doesn't make any sense to me. He was like feel fucking awesome. Yeah it was a long time ago. I was young. He was the elder brother. Locate you that does not surprise me now. I think so. I mean if you want to think critically about that what you just said that. Let's just say he's probably with these genetic makeup he's probably scoring one fifty and then when he steps out on the field in i probably betide but he can still squat on thirty hopper and then the skinny white kid is like nasa's voting seventy kilos even. If he doesn't do. Jim pennies fresh still so far below athletically and he's still based anyway but look at other people talk about joe. You remember this. It was like like you have to train chest and shoulders on the same day. Otherwise the anterior. Deltoid is getting injured. That was a member that there's like bad programming. If you do chest on one diane shadows on the next just like these anterior deltoids is full of people's bodies. Now i mean it does make sense three pushing movements that you do it together but you can do anything you want to do like this dude you on on a hammer or die and their bodies to dance to it. You can score everyday. I mean at some point. You know if you keep going with say. Fob sits squads every everyday you probably just end up over time maybe adapting to that and be able to handle that but if you go if you rent that program up too quickly i won't. There's if you're actually maxing out on each of those days. Yeah but in maxing out the problem so much dislike overseas is like if you say it's you max out once a week and then just went sub max seventy percent for the next four days and your body could handle that then you throw in another maxine die us. Keep doing that same private scoring every day. And then you do on on imax on monday thursday. And he'd rather die seventy percent. And then you max and over a period of years you went to maxine yet. The women in africa their bodies just adapt to stress just amazing. But no one's going to probably do that. People are doing it. What are you doing it for but you do. You know you see these programs that people come out. And i defy what you should do and often i get good results because this is just in. The words of craig alexandretta the three time Sorry five time champion triathlete. He is a friend of mine. He said more is always better. Unless you get sick or injured said we're going to the gym and people are like you recognize should put the white up or did you recognize. I could do another one of these g. Reagan do another session of jit's. Yeah i just remember this more is always better unless you get sick or get injured. Sounds like anyone. That's doing like the boys yet. It smeaton grange and they're producing level in fars even the guys not in the ufc and they all would like to think that they are. I mean i can't speak from a brought just not my doing the work like i just grinding everyday. The hit multiple says sessions every day. Get booted if you'd right. Rock up the sessions from the off line. Yes sort of in run a yeah like ah doors are going to work and stuff but again even then. It's it's like they're not doing that tonight. The fought teams to make money to produce good fodders. And you know. I mean it's a big thing to take on a fodder and do the work and they win because we're not winning bayton up you know. So so yeah i mean. I just think that you know that that fundamental principle is you know. We all are on rigorous in everything that we do. So we're going to do something do it. Where we're rigorous now rehabs. So i like people to be trying to rehab you own a knee like i think need to be every second night you know just hitting at least three sessions a week but you can get good benefit from doing one session or if you get jerry lakeway if someone's doing something wrong in their rehab and then you actually take that away so because again if they're doing a loading that's irritating the knee even just actually taking that same doing any extra rehab was like we have decided they probably is a game because you you stopping the wearing out process of the nascent doing some tissue learning that might be annoying the author artists in the knee. And you stop doing that. Then they will instantly better in without any sort of strength gain a question about the rehab. And i guess it's a fairly young pay doing three years and A question like a language feedback that you get from clients so say. I feel like a lot of this. You're talking about with paypal and become becomes to do with strength but more for the rehab say if you have like tendon and ligament that's been damaged yep and we've come to the rep range that we know a safe. I think historically from studies and tests decades of knowledge being put together so we know what works based on the papers and stuff over time but still in that process. There has to be a bit of a feedback process from the client or the person right so like say you go okay. This person and he's reluctancy and high volumes and they need this month dosage and you have to make sure they're any more than that in the weeks because we're going to start this process. And then they need to somehow let you know how it's going to do with pain like you know because you're not going to test the maybe for Like with any force plates or anything of that point. But like i guess the questions around. How do you get feedback of some especially. If it's in the tendon ligament do you ask for the feedback thing there or is you have to rely like you said period and then get feedback after four weeks and you always earned the side of caution economy get one so like for instance for a tendon tendon. Rehab will be. You'll have pining your rehab. Tendons like loud. They they put in your body to handle highlights like loud that like to be overloaded very quickly and they really don't like to be delighted. Let's say for instance. Excuse me they say for someone starts running and i developed a sore achilles. That's probably come about as a result in sparking the amount of light this gone through that achilles nephews futures are removed that stimulus. It'll probably settled back down but it develops into look at ten and please. You've got like a pathology in the tendon. The an what happens is the ten will lose. Its capacity to do what does which is store released lowered. Then we need to do is we need to strength training our way out of that you need to use exercise to load it to rebuild that capacity. But you know that you'll get a have pain when you lied that tendon so we would say let's work at a pain threshold of two or three out of ten to two to three out of ten of pine and that would be a guide for attendant. If someone does can you just define tend to not 'they or pathology what are we what's actually main like an irritated ten done some sort of damage to the structure of the tendon and now that tendon has lost its capacity to storm release energy. Sometimes that might mean that at some like you develop a lump on the tendon. Sometimes they might not be up there. They might just be some inflammation on the surrounding tissues around the ten. Say it's normal exclusive. there's different issues. You can get with tendons but essentially they or another big one is that you'll get pliers. Applying all year sock applies running. Then they just the the pro guys then have a month off and go to obey third party and they used a lot running thirty as awake forty carries awake plank. Two games a week and training and then all of a sudden it goes to zero so that tendon sitting there going was malaria getting forty kilometers of running a marathon runner. And then all of a sudden you just cut to zero. So this explained through. Tim gabbert's research in acute to chronic workload. Ratios the people that are doing sport like you need to get forbade. Jj i mean not so much but you could still apply like your cute workload is the amount of load that you do. In one week and the chronic workload is the average workload that you've done over the previous four weeks society. If you're used to running you go for four two and a half chirons tank as a week and you do that four weeks in a row. Your average forty kaiser over four weeks. The average workload is ten kilometers. If you then the next day or the next week you run twenty kilometers that wakes guy for four or five chirons that'd be an acute to chronic workload ratio of two to one and what the research shows a sweet spot for juicing load and increasing load and seeing this sort of like point eight falls any below. One would be a reduction in load anything above one is more. You've done more that week. Compared to the average of the previous four weeks. So there's a sweet spot of like eight five to one point three. So i if you guys if someone's doing two sessions a week and they straight away went to four and you're talking about sixty minutes of jit's twice a week hundred and twenty minutes and they go to twenty forty. There's a really good chance that they're going to say my back. Saw the body's just not used to that on top of that fidgets he can twine you bloody and then you've got an injury but just don't like training load and wondering why you're back stiff if you've doubled your workload. So you can reduce the risk of that happening. Sporting teams now using what's sports honest and measuring this and they're respecting increases increases. And they'd just they'd tracking every play. Look at how. Many exposures to like high-speed running. So if you check your hearts paid running exposure up too quickly hamstring strains if you choose to work in the gym and build the tolerance in the off season and yeah you've reduced so we know right that through that acute chronic workload rice. Is that the way you don't get engine is. You've got to develop a body that can do chronically high workloads more lard every week. He's better as long as you've built up to it safely so having lord every week. He's better a body. That's actually capable of doing a lot of work. You build this thick links on the china builds resilience to load right. Yep so bodies capable but the thing is if you try to get to that point too quickly. You'd spark you load if he's in park you load. So you've just based on his ten ks off you multiply that by one point two or you know you might increase. Its twelve coloma's next week. Not guarded twenty. There's actually some science behind it. Can that can guide you on that. You know just back to your question on of the ligament. Let's say like in dudes always doing greg ligament injuries to their knees in. Njit right on that if laxity depending on if there's a degree of laxity that's sometimes bryson the and they brace it in a range that doesn't stress the ligament so we might do nothing in a range of thirty degrees knee flexing to ninety. That's the rains at the bryce is set in. And they'll show you go. You're working collies riding a bike. Yeah working middle range but if you went to look at your name that stresses the ligament on the if the media liggett and if you bend it back to five stresses it so we might on that one the loading and i've got some more discomfort because just cleaning that take always say in rehab. How of paints too much civil if your needs saw at a one out of ten cleaning teeth. Let's not be too concerned. The one hundred ten doing a leg person reform. 'cause you just gotta sony right but on a ligament though you wouldn't push it like attendant because you that ligament to scar up it's like a it's a it's a stretch out and that supports the knee and you scar up and he'll type so if you're sitting there getting into someone did a great to and there's laxity in that ligament and your knees a bit loose test for that the fees test for that yet then and you stop banging away at the end of ryan pushing through pine it can heal lacks so now you've got this Lack of a lax ligament there. That's not as tight so you wouldn't want to be ligament i'll be like let's try to load without putting too much. You know if you respect ranges ligament you want increase. That could actually put some light through the native. Stop the cords atrophying and you wipe compromise the healing of that ligament but like a muscle a muscles not as resilient as a as a tendency. If you strain you hemi or your peck again. You want some parents say if they don't on a muscle and tendon if they don't feel pain in the ballpark you your your under dosing. Not because you need to apply strict. You need to apply stressed to get in the app. So has this on canoe just before you just for folks who are listening and less knowledgeable in the failed. What's the difference between attendant ligament so you could say you'd see your achilles tendon on the back of your foot that's the when you jump and land. It's like provide this like spring. It's for energy storage and release side. That's attached as the muscle to the bone and then basically a ligament often attach bone to bone. So you've got like in your knee like the the the the medial ligament guys from the bite in the upper leg to to the lower leg and it stops that joint from falling apart. All these different ligaments around joint spine to bone and then tendons generally guy from a muscle into a by connect that pot. Okay so so. The desert contract all property then to two tendons yes whereas not to a ligament like it moves. But it doesn't it doesn't contract. Yeah i mean into the rates. Any you asked me questions now. Essentially it it'd be it's a ligament is designed for support not for energy storage and release. They'd be a degree of like pliability to the ligaments of those twist watson inside squats collection as inside those. Yes so the the guy from Summers the gymnastics police touch at christmas. I'm oh yeah like. He's big on doing. It does yeah. The twisting talks one hundred percent. So i mean it looks ought even think there's any research out there but when you look at what i need as when you sidestep at vegas in when we do jittered very so it doesn't make sense just to train linearly. You have to put so you have to put some sort of stress. So i've got no doubt i mean the no so we know that ligaments adapt to lie because the acl ligament gets thick out in a competitive season in the off season gets thinner. So it'll have it's got some your depths to load as well but when you said to me how does it upright. It's not what for storage and release of energy support joint. So yeah. i'm i'm a big believer in doing those knee bending activities to stress it and and to keep the joints pliable particularly as you get out on. I mean it's Then there's like meniscus like that's another t. sheets like a shock absorber in the knee and you know. The meniscus can heal. I wonder when someone does like a bone can heal and say when someone has a stress fracture often guy like you know we gotta stop sport. Stop me i walk on somebody gonna crutches or even like a safer instance like a stress fracture in verbal in the back. It's often we've got some really good luck. Angel mcdonnell dr paul net sports physicians that like are refer to because they've got an understanding of what we do and say someone's got a stress fracture in the vitamin a back. Rest for six weeks. Minimum is generally the thing that you do right to let these barnhill up. Six weeks as the bone healing. But i wonder a. I'm like if someone had to say yes or no rome do. Do i think that an element of loading would help facilitate the bone. He'll like some sort of dislike compressive stress like walking. Mom saw the bone. would probably. he'll better if you walked the earth rather than just lay down in a in a bed for six weeks for that bar agree. Now the the acl and this is this so my first. Ico was done by merv cross. Who was the guru nieces. And my dad when i did my. Ceo coach's son. He was said to the club. Doctor who's the best. And i said cross and merv crosses one of muscle niece sydney and i'd why patella tendon downs mcgruff money reconstruction. His son. Tom cross is a sports physician. And he's doing the cross bracing protocol and what it is for certain types of ruptures of the ligament is mid substance rupture of the ligament. Which just bisoli rupture straight through the middle if they get the knee locked in a brace for four to six weeks. It's four weeks the protocols this you locked knee in bryce for four weeks and at ninety degrees those two ends of the torn ligament closest point of looked at that stallone at emory that the anatomical closest point they are getting almost. I'm pretty sure everyone is done. Mid substance it's been about thirty guys or midst ruptures done this article. I'm pretty sure all thirty have hailed. I call it a four and a topical here with ico reattach itself back together again. Now that's one way. They used to put the a sort of screw things here to walk on others. So i said to what i met with tom. Kosovo right my i saw. Tom wants from my shoulder and he works. As i dream pets was was yeah. He's a good guy man. He's a cold and very personal. Like just go conversation with a patient. You'd be all under human. But a he he said to me you put them in a in a on the scooter and he said no. Don't do that anymore. Crutch because we found that on the scooter still like on the knee on the padding the scott so i just want the name locked in a embrace so he talks about why ninety degree and ninety four weeks in the hostile would yeah of got one of my one of my football who spoke to me about rehabbing. His knee One of my guys is doing. At the moment he'd be about four weeks. And then i get to move it from. I think. Thirty to nine. Am weeks four to six. But basically you're in bryce about wakes. But i slowly wean you off the lochner like fat four weeks But what they're getting so with no writing he wants a nor lighting. He's once that ligament to find itself and it finds itself and they getting these four anatomical hails so people say to me are just for a visualization. It's like like ligaments. Super tiny rocks very short. Yeah my guess it's probably like Pinkie finger maybe something like that right. And so and so you'll sign. It's not in the middle. And you've got these two little bits of finding these little strands and they kinda just hanging out and you need joined the they will start to find funny and then just like graft happening and what they do at the moment so when someone is two percent so now when somebody and this is where you know like i love the icl rahab so we. It's called a shared decision making model. This is like really important information to put out to the jujitsu community. So if what does i see. Oh now what should happen is they should sit down with someone and be educated on. What are your options. So options are that you're finding out what top erupt you had and you can look at that. So the doctor looks at the skin and a report so in actual the radiologist reporting on they they do report on amid substance rupture. But the kid is this of cinnabar seven people to tom who have contacted me at ico rehab. There's different bundles. In the in the icu. And what happens is that are coming out of the bone. One bundle can flip forward like a fringe on like an ant. Like someone's hey and then one bundle can flip back the way you want to guy for for the rupture. That's good for bracing. They know now that if one bundle flips forward that they'll still get some sort of hailing looked at ninety but they call it a non anatomical. He'll it doesn't heal out. Lock your true. Icl ligament so you get a fifty percent hail and you know what you could say. I'm having fifty percent like people to operating with with partially torn. icl they wouldn't even know it Heaps people do. I felt fine after i did mine. I could have like when i was in under the initial wave or two. Yup i was. I felt like i was back to noble. We know now that people if you do the stability training some people can cope with attanasio. Peter wallison paint the senate. He played in the narrow without an aco. Because you've just done the bouncing price. Perception work down there are just. There's these cases like that that are out there and it's naive to think that they don't exist not aware of those those cases now this research to show that even without bracing the can heal so We walk around off. Ruptured your your acl. Ligament it will have some sorta hailing the only problem is. It's like did it. He'll up his knee outbid laxity so when they do. The lachman test is that a bit lax the hailing. And you want. I guess most people would want a like a proper functioning. Ico but here's the kicker again there's actually a lot of research to show that like if you go. Non operative and you don't even do the bracing protocol that people going back to the sport to sport with jewelry you go do a rigorous rehab like lots of hopping landing balanced perception strength work for minimum of three months and more the returned a sport at about five or six months. If you didn't go with surgery and you can have a stable knee. It might not be it might not be stable on a stable test but functionally if you got and jumping. Land your stable. We've got clients taking that option in their gym like if you want to go the pricing let's say for your can't bracing protocol and you but you know what you mean a bryce four weeks as you live at home you gotta work in walk around so we go to a gym. That's done that and she's pay she couldn't afford to be in a bryce looked at ninety four weeks on surgery. So we actually in that nina. Brace for a period of thomas she will have got some here. We look at the royse gain. 'cause being four months five months even she loves some sort of healing. But she's doing all. These julie's stuff's in the gm and she hasn't had surgery but she isn't going back to support yet but there's lots of cases now where people have gone back to support without surgery without the bracing protocol and the copying so the shared decision making processes this. What type of rupture do you have. If it's the it's the flip bundle one. They don't like those sort of recommend. You're probably better off getting surgery. August going on operative and uprising. Because i want the full anatomical. He'll bryce it if you've got the proper mid substance russia. I'm thinking it was son. I'll be like dude. You bryce full wits. It's four weeks. Just get it done because you don't want if you can avoid surgery it's a big surgery taken a lot tendon there's different types of graphs but you you're taking often taking some hamstring tendon ato on tendon out drilling holes in your one hundred brazil. You don't want surgery if avoid an affair fierce like. I'm not anti surgery at all. Someone's you needed to stuff but now and knowing that realizing that will need it to fix them. Ico ruptures and they're getting this not even will might he was not so so then if you if you could actually if you've got the good top if there is such a thing you can go into that bracing protocol and then then you just rehab it now if you if you get the so. But what's happening now. People are getting this mid substance rupture then not even knowing that the pricing particles option beginning going to a professional even a doctor surgeon or professional and then not being informed about their options and they yup yup yup get surgery. So i'm a big believer to in gonna see certain that are gonna be weightless because they dislike surgeons that i know they just like they're trying to get you to avoid surgery more selective one hundred percent they just because they're so good so that it needs to rep surgeries to make money. I guess i mean it's just like anything else if you struggling for work in need the work. But i'm not saying point. But i'm must sign that every like i'm sure there are differently surgeons out there that would lock more work. Who would say. I guess you need surgery and short but the reality is that like every other profession. You've got to do your homework. Someone said to me once so you've actually got to rely on like yeah you do. Doctors get stuff rome. Get stuff wrong. You know we all can make make different judges but this this information about the bracing protocol sure. He's you know it'd be getting some resistance from different parts of the health communities. Of course these the old school surgeons would be like man. It's ridiculous you know how this bracing protocol come say. Merv cross is old school and say what happen was story when something like this. There was a go. She did a poll and she was in tears and she's like forever reason she didn't want to have surgery she already not sure what the reason why she was. So concerned about getting basil surgery and move. Cross goes to well back in the day we used to put people in a cost that not even had surgery and we had some success. So let's look at doing that. And that's an option. And she did it and he'll on the skin. Oh we might be on something in the other. Collecting and more and more people But but offset literally seven. Maybe six people across the tom. And i've only had one that said the mid substance and it's actually not that uncommon to have but i just seem to be getting all these flip bundle people that have getting flip bundle but he said to me that they were putting him in the bryce like say three months ago that would have put a flip bundling bryce but now they're finding a clinical research they find out that the flip. Bundles are getting the sub optimal. He'll they know that now. So now again. That probably would advise against by beginning of the bryce fed inconvenience. Show chance of a hailing how how New is this. Is this shared protocol. The shed decision making things fell. And how many if any people practicing it is it. Something industry wide that people are trying to actively spread. There is a code kieron richardson. he's a physiology. From w i did course. And he's not operative approach to acl management and hayes leading the way i would say in the allied health stream in terms of the research about it. He's advocating just to you know to look at it as an option. And he's putting the research out there and again in his words he he went to a conference like a i think like a surgeon a medical specialist conference and he said he was mocked is getting mocked from the crowd presenting this research. Sign that the ico consider. He'll like so. I mean he's probably really pushing hard in terms of getting awareness yet. They always feel like an. He's been on tour. So i came to study about ten years ago administrative me down on my knee and it was like. Ico's can spontaneously caught spontaneous healing of the aco without any intervention. And i said to the surgeon. What do you think of this study. I took it in and he goes. Yeah we know that they can heal. It's just a matter of what what heels to like this flap around and attach the pcl at just. It's just it's it's like tissue tissue just floating in their. Why anything i like. You cut your hair and you can get a hair drops on your ear can start growing. Even how does that. It's actually like sits on your skin. Just attach it. Can it can like hair can do that just just follicle pay can just fall on you and it's true things just like it's just like if you bought is like a patch of dirt it just things forty needs how you body heals right. So so anyway. He basically said yeah. But it's what happens. It takes time for someone and what they're trying to do is bracing protocol is developed powell by having more More people have gone through the bracing protocol but mark. My words like the amount of people who go normal. It's just accelerate Going to accelerate in in the coming years because more and more people like offsent. So what we do now is say serve you sit down with a professional athlete and they get the perfect rupture for the healing the the bracing protocol and at the moment. Let's say i don't know. I can't say for sure. But let's say they're getting thirty from thirty mid substance rupture have held in that ninety rice pliers still looking at that nail medical stuff in he just gonna get out and norman slide. And that's an option. righty say. Let's go what we know. We know that nine months process. It's proven proven. We'll just get it done. He'll up and you can be back playing sport in nine months to guarantee the only problem with that guarantee is that a lot of athletes at a professional level that return to sport criteria and have a second ico rupture. I can't see t locomotor research considering. What the numbers. How many people get a rewrite shot but happens a lost considerable and and if you meet the criteria i gave you that one you know. Payment I think the ritz. And it's like if you don't meet certain criteria just that an ingrained complete sense right like if you if you if you leg is deficit. You're at more risk of injury. No shit ever a nice to go back digits before you ribs hailed you're probably to tweak it a little bit sort of like that right so in terms of this so highly anyone is doing the shared decision making protocol. If you said to me how many people do i know. Is i now if you went to see so when you sit there tom to. He's not biased. He'll sit there. And i put pressure on you and present it but has one of the goes on said to me. Oh like some trainer said to a justin laying are. He's he's anti surgery. Fucking belmont surgery of i'd like sakes. All i'm doing is unaware of the racist ignorant to say that. I'm aware of the research shock. That guy and like if if i'm aware of the research all you do. Is you sit down and say look. You've got the perfect one for healing but we've only had thirty from thirty healed that's science. I'm and self but you know what get surgery and that would be taking taking all the information and make the best decision for you. If you don't if you weren't like all would think that. If i was professional that would be clearly. The best option right now is to actually have. But i know. I in a row plant. Who's just had our an ico and will be happening regularly to wrigley. Might they get like i nine to fifteen season or something like that across the whole league across the league happening in the nfl at the moment. Lock all the time probably like fast. Cutting synthetic services. You know. i'm just big collisions. If you could just get like that's gonna revolutionize ico management. He's just going to this pricing article. Because it's i've got thirty from thirty. It's holly locked onto something and that auto think he's had one. I honestly think had the perfect rupture the putting the actually hasn't healed up full anatomical so if the process right now i'd say od be pushing for the price but i know that the clubs will. I've arrived and doing that. Sinaloa just kept surgery. What's the healing time difference in situation for both well. I reckon they're getting these full healing. I can get a full healing in four to six weeks in the bryce. But then you have to rehabilitate the knee. And i think that i'm pretty sure. So so there's a case. Study through karen of some i think of And again i don i to be. It could be anywhere from like after four six nine twelve weeks or something that just went back to pre sokha. After i feel rupture well because what would have happened it would have hailed somewhat with rest and then he just rehabilitated that knee and if we know that people case studies out there where people are operating without a knee with without any without ceo in the knee that will if it's partially healed him oversee they can operate as well you right so so what did you see. You know when you do your acl. There's this is position particularly in non contact icl's so when you need it gives way without anybody touching you said quote a non contact If someone touches you when you sidestep that would be an indirect contact contacted you but not your knee but then a direct contacts like scientist. Fuck affiliate i. So there's if you go yelich if you if you non-contact contact i-i'll injury which is the main top of aclu that happening to a lot of female athletes. Different reasons. different body types hormone levels q. Angles at knees stuff strength balanced perception jumping landing ability of the the better. You've got an all those. The probably the less rescue alvin injury. You do. Non-contact icl injury. So what were we saw talking about. Cannot be brian just to divert. They're just on the misconceptions around surgery. Because you've a very strong case here for the u. Putting forward for the right situation yup not getting surgery. Why is it that soju would wanna be avoided and i mean i ride but from from your for people listening like yeah but i got something. That's broken. I going get the surgery. They put it back together. What are the cons. Yeah yeah. I mean 'cause for me right i didn't. You can see that it was going to take. You saw like things. Like i think as i wanted a million chance that the nsa susu that there's something wrong then you wake up. But my august surgery. My lateral meniscus. That is walking my knee a certain position and i just ran through the risks of surgery and one of his risk. Was that where it's placed. It's near these these nerves that their concert like there's concern with and if the surgeon makes a mistake he just said there's dire consequences death but a slight function functional limb and it's like i think he said it's like one thousand small. It's it's a lotta means like all my gabardine with it so those but then there's just like the cost the cost of surgery the cost of rehabbing from the surgery. What what what. Most people looking at to go through a proper rahab from an acl reconstruction and then follow through with the proper rahab. The time spent in the gym and all that off the back. What what what what an aco cost these days. Don't even now three and a half to five grandmother hungry pay for everything insurance market you. Fifteen hundred back on initiatives as well. Well let's say included and all that that's about five grand site and then i mean most people we do it a little bit differently because we just do rehab differently where we put people into group trading after a certain period of time and then along need physio treatment so we quite also feel. We don't reba reba with the physiology. Because that's al actually business. Model is not that we can sort of into its best for the patient savage mark. Be so you've seen a physio twice a week. Six ninety bucks a hit and then but most people in a seeing with the traditional model most people are seeing a physio for twice a week for six hundred eighty bucks a week. Let's say get back forty percent on private health but that'll run out a hits a hundred percent look maybe ten days thought like yeah arkan five grand if you had goes for like nine months to return to sport or it's recommended that you do twelve months of rehab but sometimes again that might now but you need to be working with someone who's trained for that at least six to know if you want to get back to a field sport for non at twelve months and most people a they getting jim program from their physiology or so most people should they be going to see the zero actually that i should treat transferring to exercise professional that knows how to use exercise. Three applicant exercise physiologist And then you. And i do the training luck in you. Go see the physio back. Then you go to the gym and do strength training program to strengthen my back and then you return to work citing was sport you did just return to sport program so that's the negative surgery but jar wanted to mention before we're talking about how this bracing protocol they sort of sign. This would have been lockout. Cut back in the day without an acl. the kite. This this came from. Tom crosses caveman theory. That you you know you. You will hunting down wall based and the wall based got the better of you it toy. Ico and you limped back into the cage along allowing your sod four weeks and you'll body detail itself but this caveman theory about how people operated on health things healed itself back in the day you know so i sort of feel like that's sort of feel like most things in life heal themselves like this the natural trivia given the space in your just like carrying on cape mocking that law down died. And it's not like you can just lie for four weeks you gotta get up. Gotta toilet trump. I mean we be active year likely active. The point with the may not on how specific about what with the whole movie. Nathan four weeks is like they would have been instances where people again back in the day got. Maybe that was when they were enough as a time when they were but like we had to just keep walking but like essentially most injuries gabeira. That's exercising rahab. So i was going to say to you. Know what these muscle tissue injuries cracking study. That was done. They took a bunch of people with significant muscle strain in the cough or quad hamstring. And what they did. They took off the group and have started rehab three days post injury and half started ten days. Injury started doing exercise by sliding rehabilitation seventy gap. One three days ten days. Post the group that started three days post got back to sport three weeks earlier than the group. That's out of ten days parts. So that means a seven day delay in loading up. The tissue resulted in three week. Delay in returning to sport. I think it was on grade to muscle strains in the quad hamstring cough but it was a seven day delay site. Starting three ten days post resulted in three week delays took three weeks longer to return to sport. If you if you delayed that rehab boy seven days. Say now and we have injury. Lock like a muscle strain or attendant. We are doing. Why some metrics naughty injury. They're going to muscle strength to an isometric lighting so not move in the joint for even starting to push the envelope there and as long ligament damage. Long as you respect the healing in dark so you can do loading of a knee. That's had ligament damage without moving and are symmetric loadings compromising tissue but we can start that early but if you start if you just white two weeks and you sit around and move is getting all this atrophy of the quarter in that you go into space. And you don't load-bearing quickly your quad just diminishes then you just get this loss of balance. Preception dynamic capacity the knee strike these real capacities of human tissue. And you lose it now. I think once you lose then. It takes longer to regain lighter on solid white by early intervention with certain types of injuries not every injury but certain types of injuries. You know you just getting back to sport much earlier in so i mean that just just having a shared decision making approach on anything like what are your options on on like. Yeah we've been talking about the al but you know you just got be talking to someone that that's opt out the information you're not well. That's i think. I mean that's the real challenge with the whole thing is who you know and who you have exposure to at that moment where you've got the injury and you'll seeking advice right. We have this conversation with people all the time. And i'm sure you would have encountered this in the past but you'll have someone a friend of yours somebody now. Gm whatever who hurts their shoulder and they go see a gp and the gop is like all you gotta shelter issue. Go see the specialist. And i go see specialists. Now you put in the system man. We gotta do concern on your shoulder. You know like okay like that's the process whereas if they went to say let's say physio. And even then as a ryan could say shit vizier yup who just puts them on the same process or they could say someone. That's got a similar perspective to you. That is aware of all of the options and all of the data and they say well look man. There's a couple of different pasi take. Let's talk about what that might be. Maybe strength training. Maybe a little therapy so the outcome for that individual is completely different hundred percent and i think that that's i sliding doors madman high. Yeah which by. Yeah yes so. I mean that i mean. There's there's a book code surgery. The ultimate placebo. It's written by an orthopedic specialist. Mike harris i think so i'm harris and yet it talks about surgeries that were done in the past. So this will. This is another really important. Point for people. Is that like when you. I you get wrinkles on your face on the outside of your body. Things droop in muscles. Sag whatever skin wrinkles on the face only in inside of the body that weighs two living. So let's say for instance right. Someone gets back pain and they guy on my back then classically and get back pain doing. Gt and then they stop subbed. Org back pain is like then. I wanted to stop moving. They become protective of back. It's like yeah you need to stop for like wanted to. What you've got is just aches and pains like one or two recessions. They should just be talking to you. Guys guy will what can we do. Just stop moving again and again if you keep moving. It'll luckily resolve itself. Someone got go back pain. I stopped moving. Probably gets worse. Because of the lack of movement we can get worse because the lack of movement you start guarding and then i guess scandal. They're back on my backstop getting they'll do anything to get it better Got to see a doctor. Just get put in that system. We'll just talking about then. We'll get a scan the scan says this can you back and it's like well. We know that. A large percentage of people over the age of twenty and it gets progressively higher have disposes. And don't have any penalty back so on a on a on gaining i've got this powders and zero pine so if you have some sort of this bowl of something that's finding on an mri scan when you have pain that may only not be attributed to the Yeah what's going on the inside of your body. That's a really important point. And what happens is so even look. They used to label taes in shoulders. They just used to be a standard thing that just have surgery and hips shoulders on taes. We're just routine and this is one of the surgeries that this doctor talks about in this book is that the now nail unless some if it's extensive damage to the library of see there'll be a point where you need to have surgery to get stability back in that showed about on a small tei but he went so the big issue though is when someone says of got piney shoulder and i scan. The show is a liberal. Today is the pain because of the libel tape was the pioneer. Because you just wake piss or you might have a source often tendonitis. I ten and ours like inflammation of the tendon. Ten pathologist agenda. It's like so we is it because there's a tiny bit of sliding around the head inside. The shoda was just because you do any strength working. It's be nor if unless it's like extensive damage the majority of time. If you do the correct loading like you require surgery to fix your pain. Just put him up. Just put them under. Don't do surgery have them come to then. Give him a rehab program. Well this picked him into it so they talk about. There's a great i'm not. That's that would be an awesome neekam and should have done that. I'm pretty sure that say placebo right so that surgery. The ultimate placebo is that so why would someone think they got better after after surgery so i got an injury and that guy for surgery. Why would someone you know. Let's say the surgery didn't work. It wasn't required but they got better is like well. How about just hide five grand. You wanna fuck better the power to believe totally and you've got an talking about that system you have people who are there. To perpetuate the job perpetuates the success of that system. So i could like after. I had my knee surgery right. I'm gonna fuck lot of pain. Swollen and a lot and say the surgeon for the follow up and the first thing he does is he does the same test he did on my name when i went in prien from what. I could tell the responses because my knee didn't fucking budget was solid as with without an acl and it was the first time he's like there's a lot of movement there then he goes and checks it again surgery. And he's like that's a solid icy that's not god's rock-solid so he's just reinforce counseling and you're right hands and i and i don't necessarily dispute that i'm also very aware as a coach someone who has an influence of like i mean an authority position with the person i'm working with a client. Yeah you can you. Can you can bias towards how effective your your methodologies offshore. I mean even just the way you talk to people around someone goes if this assay. Someone was doing gibson. They went off the mat. And they're back so this is something general back to back. So why does no good fucking affected you. Back is is like you can just catastrophe situation massively. And what what what. The modernist approach is you. You shouldn't talk that you shouldn't say you've got damage on the inside of your back. And we say a clinically significant funding. And let's explore that and and see if you know exercise we can look at the management for that particular condition rather than you got damage to your back. You need this. You know you're going to need really intensive rehab and ikat. Do you use all these strong terms. And that situation is very very different and can really impact. On the success of that rehabilitation people with chronic pain just from like you know just when when the thought processes strengthened around you know in a around pine like it's it's a real problem in catastrophe is a situation can bite the injury worse so look. There's actually on that right. There's a there's a guy called adam mckinsey's from the of course. He's a controversial physiotherapist from the fallen on instagram. And he's like mayo therapy sox. That's his mansion's always rips on stretching probably rips on stretching static stretching. Well look. I think he would only fucking how to back and forth with this guy. Yeah honey yeah yeah well you know what's interesting is that its way joey is he's like there's no evidence to show that study stretching improves attendant. And if there's not and but always cited people when people talk stretching. I say love to myself on my instagram during the fronts plate so i know a little bit about stretching. I couldn't do the front splits. They don't quote after about two years and did it. he'll anything i just know that like. If you stretch you can improve the range of motion at a joint and it can give you degrees of freedom to stay out of trouble if you get caught in a weird situation and you can there. Well maybe into the tissue when someone doesn't have the range of motion a guy there and they get put that position and tez but everyone's got an endpoint. So i'm gonna go there but then keep going keep stretching me in a says so. It doesn't really have a protect mechanism. I would say yeah because giving you more degrees of freedom before you tap or something like that all whatever bail before these slip this more range before tugs and you lay on your arse before it actually pays the tended increasing range of motion right in terms of. Do you get injured less. Say if you stretch. I mean the nitpicking. And it's like oh you know pr probably know. Research shows that if you do static stretching but most people right. They starkly stretch. They stretch anything. They haven't done it in a dose that's caused. I like a challenge to the tissue to become more flexible. So i do think that a lot of people's pursuits in stretching. I just like it's just like it's the wrong approach. Yeah but if you live to the wrong with it like the limbaugh say. Asian coach of taichi is at the ghetto bus. Stop because i actually saw wants and you've at the bus stop. There was just this little old white ladies sitting mayor and just legs to get in a lap on. And then there's the you know. The eighty year old is in lady behind her and she's moving her arms above ahead head and flopping around then she probably the end of that ice squat position and she just kept doing it right so you got moving. So i'm lucky using stretching just to keep your body moving for general health and wellness. I think he would dispute. That's not good for you but when you start talking to be at odds picking on him just because he was intentionally bang controversial to get engaged on instagram and i criticized him on his. I called him out. he's language. Yeah roy and then and then it was real funny because then he had like these essence coaches one in particular who follow. Who's obviously a big fan of his then started coming on the attack against may and so turn into this big thing which was exactly what he wanted. Ready to go types of engagement on this. But i was just like you're in a position of authority there in your intentionally using your intentionally using your your your refusing to address the nuance of what you're saying. So that people will come in you get engagement on this thing. Yeah i'll look at one hundred percent like that's he probably seats back. It's like ties. radio talk. Show host actually the controversy. Like i couldn't i couldn't look i'm just like i'd actually die. Even really probably is the person that but you probably just fund actually hate it. I hate getting into that shit. But i was like this on doing it. Follows and he's misleading them by putting this bullshit out there. So i'm like and when i said that i look at the rest of your stuff on a lot of great. How like this one puzzlement. He's my issue with it. Yeah i think. I think are said you about the about the commented on one thing and i think i think it was him and it was about. Everyone was bagging the plank for core strengths. Either because you know. There's this thing like if you well. That improves your core strength scott. Well yeah if you do any functional activity will you can improve your core strength. So i don't know what it was. A bad was supposed to be the plank. Does it do you need to do with the core. And i don't actually come in and said. Do you know that in gymnastics training the plank can be done can be done for cochrane the movement as well but it can actually be done to hold a protracted shoulder girdle as progression to planche work and i said so in this price i talked about is the plank. Good for core strength. Yes now or something like that. And i say well an actual fact i think in gymnastics strength training will i did is. Why use it to go to a to a two hand. Plank hands and feet. Plank protract shoulder goto to resist the retraction of gravity on your shoulder goto into a plot slain into an elevator plots lane into a frog stained into a tuck plunge into an implant into into into a full plots and i is it ascend. That just like oh. We're using like this an expert. They're talking about. Let's not dog on the plank because the planks actually a good thing if you progressing to plunge quick yup. That's the only time i've popped up. And i just think the conversation just actually fizzled. Add just went quite. Because i think what always saying ssangyong high level forum. Get back to this guy's blog. There's a cracking blog. he talks about. Why treatments work until about treatments. Paying touching importing pricking whatever and this is what he's big gripe with you if you saw me and someone robs it and assist like a ligament that needs to heal the mc l. need to be massage to heal. I don't think it does is wrong with doing it. Probably not is it worth. The nine bucks depends on how much money got like. But so we should educate people to say that just because treatment hasn't gotten any evidence doesn't mean that you can't do it but let's not get into that barry. Here's this blog wide treatments work by saddam megan's he he goes into why things happen and it's like let's say for instance like we sore back. Someone gets a sore back. And then they finish hits and then it gets progressively seora and you put not pretty get better because apparently sore again and then all of a sudden like are they to go get treatment. Assads physio australia. Who about go see someone. Good go people. They and then two days later that back. Emma feels good. That is he's he's really good. It could even be with exercise all magog even exercise treatment and on that just just after. Someone's that they're vulnerable point. They just so conditions are cyclical they say pain can peak and then it can start to come down and if you time your magical treatment exercise cracking manipulation message for for that natural downturn of the condition you can look like a genius but what happens if you just two days away from that happening anyway if you just kept moving. That's one of the reasons school like this. Like the cyclical conditions is also natural history. So that's another one would be know most things just like some pines you bang. You're oh by your funny by it. Just gets better on its own but at that moment you do a misdemeanor augie and do the you know i rubbed the hanes together and something like that and and you rub the joint and you get a better like sell them. I mean that that thing really works well can get back on the limbaugh. So that's you know so. I mean natural. History is one of them and he goes through at ten different things. The will to believe so again. If you get surgery the will to beliefs. I i all all went and saw this girl. Who's like as as the he's the man heard these treatment and like then you gonna pay a thousand bucks for it. The wizard yale year. It we had a guy. Yeah he was actually the wizard. So but this is all critical thinking thinking critically about and i'm begging to critical thinking and not. Just sorry not just because someone told things because that's because it doesn't matter on something like a sore back but then it matters win though on like when you get guys. Ico surgery when you need. It is perfect rupture then it matters that you actually think critically that you're aware of the research so not die one one off whether it's manipulation drawn nailing message. We know that makes you feel good. You know some people feel good So we know that that's can definitely do that. But then it that same thinking they can get you into trouble if you don't think critically and yet not aware of all the options with With the research. Can i ask you one v eight. What is that tom. Extent on that. Okay can i ask about your gym leave us. Let yeah cool whatsoever you carrying box. Okay matt i'm do you serve the general population mostly or like i haven't been there And i've seen your instagram and stuff. And i say that you got athletes working there as well but there real regular people who do you serve they mainly so we are. The oldest client at the moment is sixty nine. We had a seventy nine year old but they dropped out. I think and youngest kids classes about seven ilic. We've got everything we got moms. We have people doing personal. Pretty rehab athletes. Sports performance We we we'd go to a twenty percent split between performance trice sport hall of performance athletic developments a young kids in adolescence wanting to strive to be the next. You know whoever we body recomposition trying we call it so like my wife's mom. Three kids just wants to look good. Stay fit and healthy and we train them away at me. Enjoy these chats. I'm a little critical of dislike the whole hit training with just like the intention to burn calories. Sort think it's bullshit. Yeah well short. You can do that. But i feel like you actually do it with with a mindful and more of an artful approach like way you do things that agree in a good feel body so like i run the saint hill but we try to run thresholds with someone in the deep end. Like i'm just seeing and so these other big conversation about what's bad technique. What's bad technique is it re- soon really gonna do. They're back then lifting around back and actually the research shows that i mean slept around back that it's a problem of starting neutral and then just ran and just like the degrees affliction increase dramatically will. Yeah it's probably bad. But i mean is doing pushups with elbows flaring and probably back in. The dials like yeah. That's bad but it's like whoa. Are people getting injured. More doing that than people doing correct movement and the reality is is actually like scapula disconnections like what's bad shoulder blade movement. So someone's gonna funky shoulder blade and they'll pain the show like it's the we'd scapula movement that hitches like well baseball's tape libraries to be able to throw the ball at a certain speed. It's just like sometimes because you play that stole of god game that you develop a symmetry is that bad when you get a sore shoulder now that wife observations on the jitsu matt so just just breaking down. What's bad that thing. So i mean so. I do think there's this body rico percent of of our machine is like for the girls we do. A program complements the female frames. Lots of hip thrust work. And you know just goes down. When i have a big upper body majority you know like some do. It's awesome so we'll give them a pregnant when he big upper body. But i wanna get this most stolid training comments female with. What's the saudis disease. I guess they want. And then we have a men's bunge to stay fit and healthy back in ball just in sheldon tries to reidy over already. And you're saying from what maybe you can explain it. You have people working on personal programs for their goals altogether. Yes group-training is so. When i say you say group trading. There's often there's a you know like you guys prescribe a workout for the group and you'll have regressions and progression foot for that particular. Push up and you got the in columbia. They ain't gonna push out and you've got your goal is doing handstand. Push ups and the push ups prescribe that that would be good group training. In my opinion. You've just did practitioners know how scowl load on the spot for whoever comes to that close. Then you've got then you just got this workout. That's just this is the worst and most even ones that you won't be bit critical of in terms. Just that bashed by hits on most of those places probably got some sort of aggression as well. I mean they're not silly. But once you sort of put the timer on and you wanna just and music up and there's no thought going into it. That's the way you start doing things that just don't agree with multiple burgis and your hips can't guard of that range or you don't strong enough. He just cranking on your back. I'm just like yeah. I'm not really a you know. I'm not really big fan of that. I just think it can be done then. Might be inner stoller wildcats. That can really do well it. But i think the programming's sometimes a little off and it's hard to actually good trying to facilitate that. We've we speak about this this a lot and i think that on paper that style of training and that approach to exercise is fine if the human that's has really good buddy awareness coordination and like a good general level of of strength. And then it's like fine you can you can throw yourself into the fire of thrust as and babies and running whatever because you just have like enough kind of hardware and software to be able to do it pretty well even under the stress genetic masimov him but most appointee then not the white guy most most people coming to a gym. Don't have those things. They're not add base of of what i would consider. I'm sure you minded gray that they've got they've got Imbalances they've got areas of thomas that paid them from moving. Well then have the same kind of coordination necessarily or mind body connection so he put me to work out like that where the intention is to go hard and fast and they're not able to regulate themselves you know and you can try that over time but i think that before they get to. That point is a high risk of injury. And also you just not developing your slowing down their time to develop those sorts of attributes. Coordination's show we own our that people get like we tweaks in him like. I think that we don't get yeah can't think touch wood any anything crazy from training but like who's to say that juanita taught lessons been dead lifting for a long time just doesn't rupture by doing away to just four. Whatever reason you you've so we actually had to go. He's won before we go. I who has was back. It be strange peck benching and i said to him. Okay let's go through so like to do this. If someone gets like a nickel and ajay say did you hit you build upsets. I did you guys. Y'all went sixty. I eighty eighty seven half to two by five ninety two and a half on the third rep of the first thing. I can't remember if that always was something he i just on the first trip on. Then he felt this niggling and he's and he's pick erected backup or you went through your normal prices doing build upsets before he works at said did you. What did you lift last time. And he went in. I think it was like ninety point. Five being on using fractionals. What was before that eighty nine most before that so there was a spike. We didn't just guard from seven th. Let's try ninety two and a half today Say just didn't try to do something that he was unaccustomed to the same tom of morning that he trained. And it's one of those ones where it's like. What have often i like. It's not a big deal. Nothing much happening. We did some floor press and just reloaded either about five days. He's back probably seven to ten days lighter bench and wouldn't even be a great want to just be just a minor picks climate. But you feel it doesn't feel good but just heels. I'm so quickly because the body's to healing. So i like to. Let's say if if we know if you do everything correct you've got regressions and warm ups and stuff and you be progressive. People can still get in trouble that it's like of course people are gonna get engineer james a lot more if you don't take care in tech precaution si- The way i say it is you. You get injured whether you do or you. Don hundred percent. A nature of the injuries changes yup. And why it was put to me. Once that i really liked was that you if you are inconsistent training process you are going to get small injuries and occasionally doing something contact sport. Obviously the risk is a lot higher but you are going to get small injuries. But the hope is that they save you from the big injuries down the track. Yeah one hundred percent like in the pursuit of trying to minimize. We know that these. Aco prevention programs can reduce the risk of an ice eligible up to seventy percent and females. So in in the in in your process of doing and landing and building strengthen your quads that you know you might hopping lane and roll your ankle. You might openly and strenuous off muscle for whatever reason of course like it's like we do it at the preventive. That is such a good point. You just made out that. That's exactly what you're doing it. I do think there are like say what the concept of live athletic for me. Like you've got an unbelievable culture. He i was so excited to come down to the gym. And i saw the post about doing the lineup and consuming. Gripe on that you interested by you. Let the kings to someone delivery the grape now anyway but but the concept of athletic was to live athletically. So if you get chased by a dog down the street can you run down the street without tweeting hamstring. Rupturing your achilles jump over fence and survive in like it just makes sense to me athletic in life just to to to do be able to do the things you want to be out of date. You don't limit in boy Limited by ally of strength to go on a holiday and walk for for six hours. A day live athletic and in the shoot of doing that. I studied three my twenties and early thirties pilates. I didn't study your. i'll go to either pay a yoga instructor. But i studied stretching. And i practice stretching. I looked gymnastics strength training so i looked and said who were the strongest on earth. Powerlifters move the fastest weightlifters. Who can You know who the best pound for pound. Movers gymnasts who can run the fastest track athletes. And i studied in. Who couldn't reach probably got the most you know. Artistic stall of movement you might say said a dances ballet dancers. Pilates yoga that studied. I went on pursuit of studying those different forms and work of different coaches and i took enough in probably did more for sport so like out. My style of training and athlete is bobbio strength training. We actually do a lot of olympic lifting. Because i think it's a skill itself self and rather invest tom. Apply is like jumping pliers. Because most sports you don't move above asks if you're weightlifter so why we laid his base and just get strong fan through. Babo string training gymnastics training so that you can twist turn tumble for and be strong. In all those positions that underpins sport we do the base of athletic so we sprint do hopson lanes and different types of athletic drills because that underpins field sports you movement forms like martial arts. You lock you. Think the limitation gymnastics strength training. Is that just a leg. Strength semi pistols. You can do or even whited pistols. Sometimes you just want to get you back. Got a good squad and you systemically strong preach. Yes so i mean you guys. I mean are probably you know like i said doing a lot of the movement stall gyms and practitioners at a prescribing that i mean offer we transition more sport and rehabilitation and i mean. I grew up when i was when we moved to sydney. A guy called. Paul grime annexed bodybuilder. Arnold schwarzenegger's best man at his wedding. He owned a gym at shocks in in the lace club. And my dad was new coach. So obviously they got to know each other and my brother train there and did some gym work at the sharks. And then he moved his gin from the league's club to this gym. Miranda and when. I left school. I was fortunate to train with him and a guy. Could harry aiden. Who was pulled friend now. That old school guy and we just did odd school bodybuilding. Look i was never exposed into drugs or anything like that was just you know just we. Just try and fricken and hard. My like. it was just like dumbo. Work just super sets we. He's super center because he thought to get me fit for for bowl. Which is some element of truth but we just like lifted heavy lots of isolation work and probably. The probably the biggest. I ever got doing that. I think is the need a loaf of bread a day eating enough literally life a better day and loss white bread white with magyari and i mean world because it gave me carbohydrates offense bearing in projects bearing gained muscle a bit puffy in the face. So look here. I studied like all of those fundamental areas to to not been doing it for a long time to to be coming up with the athletic just on that goes to I was gonna say happy to chat about whatever else but if joy if you had those any specific questions about knee injuries like anything is questions. Donna brazile time talking about getting off track. I didn't. I was going to ozzy say we should wrap it up there and i would. Actually i would love to get back in another time to just continue to go deeper. And i i think that the the pc on at the back end like the what you said about your about the purpose behind live. Athletic is it. Echoes what jungle brothers like al values are. And that's we we defined different why we use the term durability and robustness yup and also the ability to to express yourself but it's the same shit it's being able to handle. What does that you being able to run away from a dog. Catch the boss go jumping on a on a fitness class. What they're doing something that you're not used to that you have a body that can do those things you know. And that's percent. And that's where is where is your. Where is the you know. The the the move lift. And what's your philosophy on the fight. That just i'm just interested tonight. We look from like a. What's the lunchtime. We created jim to be the ultimate training space for us. We said that from the beginning a gym that we want to china and we will going around town doing over there. Don't cross over there gun down to the f. The calisthenics like traveling around pacing shit together. But we like this should be somewhere where we can do all of this so that was one part of it. The other part of is that from like a this is obviously very simplified but looking at what the human body was required to do Gone back to like pre like right together at five days. It's like you had to be able to shift objects had to move yourself around an ever changing terrain and you had to be able to defend yourself or attack. Yep so fight. Lift move was an element of that. It was it was it was general physical preparedness for a savage environment. That really wants to try and kill. You can join the you know. That's that's so good is because jujitsu changed my life. I did like gave me confidence doing jujitsu. I mean crowded space where he can do. Obviously luck we were friends. Go jujitsu gym's and like oh. This is lots of people like for people that are doing your job. Well so it's not like anyone. Stealing aren't think stealing clients off each other. But i reckon like to bring that in to the gym it's cool. I mean But it did change my loss. Are i believe that philosophy. You could say kids doing. Because i want what i want that because if there's some decade that's given them trouble or they just get caught i don't want them to go looking for fights again the probably like you get aware that there's a there's a black belt i can fuck you up actually gives you way to say that. Hey i've got these martial arts skills and there's no way iman maybe they're over the cliff aries at those as you know so. I'm like that much anyway. Take a very. We've said about this. Before but i you know it's it's very much more constantly athletic. You're bringing in think if people can learn that it can be a life changer. Doing the jets part of the leader that that can be a life changer to people's confidence in that and the other ones that is that this is such a cool place. Like a mccoo. And i wouldn't say gyms call. I think we're very good at what we do. But if people out there and they to if you're cool this is like an unbelievable like it's it's it's sort of seigneur on instagram. But to sort of walk in and like even like the mezzanine is cool like ms nina is cool a frigging look call as well and on like it's it's credit something unbelievable he so i think if as it expands it's going to be to be good. We'll thank you man. That means a lot to us. Yeah that's cultures cultures. Always been important to us and sometimes it takes precedence over other elements of building a successful business. But we've always held to that thing that we want to create a place. It was special and unique. You may tom. where can people find you. How can they get in touch. What's your what's your website. Yes so the websites. Live athletic dot com. Today you are mainly post on Justin langer underscore you pay or live athletic. Underscore you pay. I've got the bite the private and business one But yeah you know. I just i think if you just Google live athletic. It's stumble across my data somewhere this. I thanks for the shout on that one. But like you thank you for coming on today and for giving us like just a little insight into the fucking inner workings of you know all of the knowledge and whatnot you in there. Yeah no thanks having me pleasure. She's always thanks for listening folks. If you enjoy that absurd please help support the show. Take screenshot of it posted on your tag justin tag us. It just helps get the word out. There and people are who are doing amazing work and the more exposure that these people can get in the more exposure. I get the more it helps us do the work that we believe is important. Thanks for listening. 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Day 082 (Joshua 1-4) - Year 2
"Hey Bible readers I'm barely hobble and I'm your host for the Bible Recap. We wrapped up the five books of the law yesterday. And we've already hit one of the wisdom books when we read job today. We step into the first of the history books as we read through these. Remember that their goal isn't so much to reveal history as it is to reveal. God so keep looking for him. Yesterday Moses died after forty years of leading the Israelites through the wilderness this is probably around fourteen hundred BC which is roughly twenty five hundred years. After we first met Adam and Eve before Moses dies he passes the torch to his assistant. Joshua the man God appointed to lead the people into the Promised Land Joshua was from the tribe of Ephraim which was the smallest non levite tribe at this point. So it's a pretty big deal that he gets this role both God and the Israelites. Tell Joshua to be strong and courageous. He hears that four times in one chapter alone three times from God. And once from the people he heard it from above and from below from his leader and from his followers. It's already a big deal when gag repeats himself but when everyone around you is also telling you the same thing you know. It's something you need to hear as they prepare to head into. Canaan Joshua reminds the two point five Transjordan Tribes Gad. Reuben and the half tribe of Manasseh that they still have to cross the Jordan and fight for the land like all the other tribes. Then they can come back east and live in the pasturelands. They requested from God back. Numbers thirty two. They agreed to do all. Joshua commands them just like they did with Moses which honestly doesn't sound like a great promise. These people were pretty forgetful if they really thought they obeyed Moses but whatever Joshua since two spies into the promised land remember he was a spy wants along with eleven others and he probably knew what kind of man made a good spy versus. What kind would come back? Terrified and unbelieving. He sends the spies to Jericho a city. That's just across the border and the Jordan River because it will be a logical first step in taking the promised land the first thing spies encounter when they get to. Jericho are the city walls. The Wall was probably double wall and it was common for poor. People like Rahab the prostitute to build their homes in the narrow space between those two walls. The spies had two primary goals on the trip. Stay safe and get a good view of the city layout what better place to accomplish both of those goals than a rooftop on the edge of the city. You'll find lots of people who think the spies are staying at Rahab sales for reasons. That are not so honorable but to me. It seems more location Lee. Strategic than anything plus. The text doesn't give us any reason to think they have ill intentions and from what we've seen so far of the Bible it doesn't hesitate to tell us. The ugly truths other historical texts suggest. Rahab also ran a hotel of sorts. So that could be the reason they stayed there. Plus what we see about Rahab is that even though she's a canaanite prostitute. She seems to theory alway. She says the fear of the Israelites has fallen. On her people. Which is the fulfillment of something God promised in Exodus? Fifteen and twenty three. She seems to have a real faith in the god of Israel and knows what he is capable of. She's heard stories of something. God did hundreds of miles away forty years earlier and this was all before the Internet. I know word travels but that is crazy to me. Think about it this way. If you live in America can you tell me off the top of your head? One thing that happened in Canada forty years ago probably not but Rahab has heard about how God led them across the Red Sea on Dry Land. Which is a story. They seem to often forget themselves. Rahab is praised twice in the New Testament in Hebrews and James for the way she lived out her faith not only that but she's included in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew one which is kind of a big deal Rahab understanding in theory. The alway leads her to do something that you may struggle with. If you're a rule keeper at all costs she lies with the King's men and says the spies aren't her house. Meanwhile she's hiding them on the roof. Does this remind you of anything we've seen before it made me think of what we read in Exodus? One fifteen to twenty one where the Egyptian midwives Shifra in poor refused to kill the Hebrew babies and possibly lied the Pharaoh about it and God bless them. Rahab lied to the King's men and sent the spies to hide in the hills. The spies make a deal with her for saving their lives when they come to take Jericho she and her family should throw a red rope out her window so they can easily identify her home and make sure to spare her and her family. Remember this moment. Because we're going to encounter a lot of wartime language and Joshua where God tells the Israelites to destroy all the people in the land of Canaan. And it's going to be important for us to remember that this is not genocide or ethnic cleansing that God is calling for. This has nothing to do with their ethnicity and everything to do with the fact that they were idolaters. Who did things like child? Sacrifice and God was bringing judgement on their sins but he was always willing to spare the repentant anytime someone repented even a prostitute. They were kept alive and welcome to live among the Israelites. God isn't calling for the wholesale slaughter of the Canaanites. There are obvious exceptions. That will see in the text and Rahab and her family are among them. I also want to point out. One thing about these two spies. They believe God's promise that's another reason why I think they were honorable in their actions toward Rahab in two fourteen. They told Rahab when the Lord gives us the land. We will deal kindly faithfully with you. Not only do they believe God's going to bless them as he said but they're already planning on paying that blessing forward so the spies go back to Joshua and give him the good news and Joshua rallies everyone to cross into the promised land finally. Okay here we go. They put the Ark of the Covenant Way Out Front like half a mile ahead carried by the LEVI PRIEST. Then they all follow behind and guess what happens. They hit a river but no big deal. This has happened to their parents. And they've heard stories about how God came through. I mean even the Canaanite prostitutes heard that story. Last time they had to cross a body of water. God stopped the water before they entered. But this time the water doesn't stop until they step into walking with God requires increasing amounts of obedience and trust in three seventeen just as crossing over God calls Israel a nation for the first time this has been promised since way back in Genesis. Twelve to up until this point they were just a people but now they're a nation. God has fulfilled that promise to them. God tells them to set up twelve stones one for each tribe because even the Transjordan tribes came to help take the land like they promised these stones would serve as a reminder for them and for their children so they won't forget what God did here. Not only that but in four twenty four. God says all of this is so that all the peoples of the Earth May know that the hand of the Lord is mighty that you may fear the Lord your God forever. The miracle of God's provision for Israel was an invitation to all people groups to know and fear Him and speaking of provisions. If you remember anything about the Hebrew calendar you may have noticed what day they set foot in the promised land. It's the day that preparation for the Passover celebration begins. That means we've got some big stuff coming up in the days ahead so stay tuned. What was your God shot? Today I noticed something that kept showing up in chapter one. When God was telling Joshua to be strong and courageous it does take strengthen courage to be obedient but every time God commanded that he preceded it or followed it with the promise that he would be with Joshua. It's a reminder that strength and courage aren't just things we muster on our own. It's not just some mental pep rally or some mindset. We meditate our way into true. Strength and courage is established by being mindful of God's presence in our lives he never asked us to do things on our own. His nearness is what Nick whips to obey and he never asks us to be our own straight or provision. He provides all that he requires of us here. The strength is he's where the courage is and he's where the joy is. Do you want to see scripture? Come alive in Three D. Do you want to visit some of the places we've been reading about? We want to take you there to the holy land the land of milk and honey by the way they don't call it that for nothing. The food is amazing. If you WANNA find out more about desgrippes trips to Israel visit the Bible Recap Dot Com and Click on the Israel Link. Just fill out the sperm. And we'll send you details. You can also check for a Lincoln. Today's show notes. We usually go every year and would love to. Have you join us? On one of these trips the Bible recap is brought to you by deep discipleship and Bible study groups that meet in homes and churches around the world each week.
The Gain of Serving God
"May thirty first the gain of serving god. They shall be servants to him that they may know. My service and the service of the kingdoms of the country's serving god is utterly different from serving anyone else. God is extremely jealous that we understand this and enjoy it. For example he commands us. Serve the lord with gladness psalm. One hundred verse two. There is a reason for this gladness. It is giving in seventeen twenty five. God is not served by human hands as though he needed anything since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything we serve him with gladness. because we do not bear the burden of meeting his needs. He has no need so serving him. Can't mean meeting his needs instead. We rejoice in a service where he meets our needs serving. God always means receiving grace from god to do. We have to do to show how jealous god is for us to understand this and glory in it. There is a story in second. chronicles twelve. Rahab the son of solomon who ruled the southern kingdom after the revolt of the ten tribes chose against serving the lord and gave his service to other gods and other kingdoms as a judgment. God sent she shak the king of egypt against reliable with twelve hundred chariots and sixty thousand horsemen second chronicles twelve to three in mercy. God sent the prophet chamois to raya boom this message thus says the lord you abandon me so i have abandoned you to the handshake second. Chronicles twelve five. The happy upshot of that message is that raya bom and his princes humbled themselves in repentance and said the lord is righteous second chronicles twelve six when the lord saw that they humbled themselves. He said they have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them. But i will grant them. Some deliverance in my wrath shall not be bored out on jerusalem the hand of chak second chronicles twelve seven but as a discipline to them. He says they should be servants of him. That they may know my service and the service of the kingdoms of the country's second chronicles twelve eight. The point is plain serving. The enemy and serving. God are very different. How so serving. God is a receiving end. A blessing and a joy and a benefit serving. She shack is exhausting. In depleting and sorrowful odd is a giver. she shack is take. This is why. I am so jealous to say that the worship of sunday morning and the worship of daily obedience is not at bottom a burdensome giving to god but a joyful getting from god that is the true service that god demands in. All you do trust me as the giver.
Overcoming the Insurmountable: God Has a Plan
"The following message from pastor greg. Laurie is made possible by harvest. Partners helping people everywhere. No god checkout virtue. Our website for christian women go to harvest dot org ford slash virtue. Revealing god is just messing with your mind. A little bit for god tells us and isaiah fifty five. My thoughts are completely different than your thoughts. That my ways are anything. That you could imagine pastor greg. Laurie says we shouldn't be surprised. If god strategy for our deliverance is beyond our comprehension. Take your plans in your aspirations and your dreams and all the things you aspire to commit them till the lord and you will find his plan for your life. Someone said if god was small enough for our minds to comprehend he wouldn't be big enough to handle our problems. Thankfully got us never encountered a challenge. He found challenging and today. On a new beginning pastor greg. Laurie brings us to a moment in the old testament when the israelites faced a problem they couldn't handle what god had a plan. An unusual plan the brought about the sheer deliverance of his chosen people. And today we'll see what he can do for. Oxx art series is called world changers. And we're looking at hebrews eleven which is a collection of the great heroes of the faith men and women that distinguished himself because they put their faith into action and we learned there that world. Changers don't quit. World changers marching forward and now in hebrews eleven were introduced to very a very distinct world changers and very different from one another joshua and rahab joshua in rahab one was a godly man. The other an immoral woman one was a general in the israeli army. The other a prostitute was a hebrew the other in enemy of the hebrews canaanite. But we use that expression often. Well we need to get on the same page on this will literally joshua and rahab are on the same page in the bible here in hebrews chapter eleven and eleven thirty says by faith. The walls of jericho fell down. After they were encircled for seven days by faith the harlot rahab did perish with those who did not believe when she received the spies with peace so though they are Put together in the heroes hall of faith and that split sets a world changer. Apart from a non world changer. A world changer uses their faith. They go from the realm of theory to reality. They do just talk. Blue-sky the gordon do things for god. They take risks. They're willing to put their faith on the line. So let's go back historically now. The israelites have been delivered for egypt and they came. In short order to the point of entry of the land of canaan the promised land which would ultimately become the nation israel and the point eventually was a spot called cavendish barnea so instead of martine in they said well. Let's let's check this out. The sent some spies so spies went in two of them. We know by knee jason. Born and james bond no names. Actually joshua and caleb johnson kill went in along with ten other spies and when they came back there was a majority report and there was a minority report. Ten said there's no way we go in there. The people are really big. In fact we were like grasshoppers in their side just showing kaelin came back and said out. Things are big in the newland. Check out this. Cluster of grapes. We brought these. Grapes are so big at two of us to get him out of the place. Let's go for it. But the people of israel said no there were filled with unbeliev. Said we do not want to go in the problem is they had a small god. Does thing had big problems. That unbeliev caused them. Forty years of needless wilderness wanderings. So now they're number shrunk and they're no longer that great multitude they were in fact that older generation is gone now. We have a whole new generation. They're young people. They didn't go through the red sea. They just heard the stories. These are the people now that are going to go into the promised land. God was going to lead them in but they needed their own encounter with the lord and you know what every generation needs her own encounter with the lord over forty years ago we had the jesus movement and a whole generation was impacted but parents now if we were there for that and we're praying for another jesus movement for our young people today that they can encounter god in their own way and see the lord work. That's what we should be trained for now. There's a big barrier keeping this new generation ready to enter into the promised land from getting in and it was called the jordan river that granted. It wasn't as big as the red sea. Hey it was still billion off enough to keep them out. I've seen the jordan river. It's a powerful russian gene river. So they come to the bank of entity look out of. There's no way they can get over it. So the lord does a special miracle just for them and the water's part. Sorta like a mini red sea and they went in and got their feet wet. What's interesting about the jordan. River is a lord said walk in and it was still moving and it didn't open up until they got into the water. Sometimes the lord will say take this little step of faith and you have to first get your feet wet and it doesn't happen right in front of you. You have to be willing to take that risk. And that's what they did so. The jordan river opens up. They walk through it now and now. They're facing what appears to be an insurmountable obstacle the first city that they are to conquer and the promised land the city of jericho joshua chapter six. Now i'm gonna read versus one defy five read along with me. I'm reading from the new living translation now. The gates of jericho were tightly. Shot because the people were afraid of the israelites. No one was allowed to go in a row. But the lord said joshua. I have given you jericho. It's king in its mighty warriors your entire army to march around the city one city for six days seven degrees a walk ahead of the art each carrying a ram's horn and on the seventh day you march around the city seven times with the breeze blowing your horns and when you hear the pre kept one lund blast on the horns all the people should shout then the walls of the city will collapse and the people can charge straight into the city. Ever feel a god is just messing with your mind a little bit. I mean what kind of a crazy panel plan is this you know when you stop and think about it in so many ways would god wants to do in our life seems upside down from the way you would think you would do it logically but god tells us and isaiah fifty five. My thoughts are completely different than your thoughts. My ways are beyond anything that you could imagine. For instance you want success by the way. There's nothing wrong with wanting success. It pete's failure every time but you want success in ministry. You want success in business. You want success in marriage. You want success and whatever you're doing well here's a god says you should do matthew six thirty three seek first the kingdom of god and his righteousness and all these things she'll be added onto you. I know people that have been chasing success for their whole life and they've never found it. They're always looking for that shortcut. The get rich quick scheme the angle that's going to propel them to the top and they never achieve what they want and i know other people who never saw it but just follow the lord and lived a godly life and an honest life and worked hard with integrity and god bless them in so many ways because they put god first put god first in your career put god first in your marriage put god first in your ministry seek him first and these things will be given to you. Hey you wanna be happy. Learned to be sad. What yes jesus said. Happy are those that mourn for the be comforted or another way to translated. Happy are the unhappy. I don't know what that means and means that if you wanna find true and lasting happiness there was i be sadness and that sadness comes from a recognition that you are a sinner separated from god but if you will ask god to forgive you of that sen and moreover that sin and turn from that sin then you will find the real happiness. You've always wanted. Hey you wanna be great. You wanna be numero uno you want to be the top dog or the head hog at the trough and learned to be a servant. Jesus said in mark nine thirty five if you want to be the first and take less place and be the servant of everyone else so it. God's economy up is down on the way to be happy is to be sad and the way to find life is through death saying then i. I have no idea what that means. Jesus said if you wanna find your life you need to lose your life and take up the cross daily and follow me. What does that mean. It means put god first and take your plans in your aspirations and your dreams and all the things you aspire to commit them to the lord and you will find his plan for your life. Today's message from pastor. Greg is called overcoming the insurmountable and he'll pass along some practical advice for how we can overcome the insurmountable in just a moment. We hear from so many people who find christ through these studies. Some in tough times faster greg. Thirty two years ago. I lost a great job which included many material things i was following my own path. And not god's will i ended up in jail and after being released i became a trucker. And if now recommitted my life to christ through ministry. Thank you pastor greg for your teachings since by amendment i've been able to lead my son and other children to christ. I now believe that the things that happened in my earlier life have brought me closer to god is will his better than mine. I will lift my hands high in thankful lord every day for his word and for teachings. I can do all things through christ who strengthens me. We're so happy that these daily studies touching and changing lives in your life has been changed. Would you tell us your story. Call one eight six six eight seven one eleven forty four. That's eight six six eight seven one. One one four four pastor greg has been pointing out that god sometimes chooses ways and means that are beyond our understanding. And we're about to see that demonstrated in today's message overcoming the insurmountable. Okay so now. The day of reckoning has come for jericho a word about the inhabitants of the city. They were very wicked people and they deserve judgment. These canaanites use their children as prostitutes for false gods. History tells us the even sacrifice their children on pigan altars there were into every kind of idolatry perversion and sin and by the way. They had plenty of time to repent because they knew the israelites or coming. And they've been hearing about this and this evil had gone on for years and years and years and god patiently endured the will of the canaanites from the time of abraham moses a period of four hundred years and then as israel is making their way toward the new land that was another forty years and they knew all about it because by the way when the spis meet rahab and joshua to ten. She says we've heard how the lord your god made a path for you the red sea when you left egypt and our hearts have melted and fear. No one is the courage to fight you. After hearing such things we know that your god is the supreme god of the heavens and the earth below see all the people of jericho had been following israel on social media and they tweeted every day work into the making our way through the red sea hashtag goddess awesome man for breakfast enjoying it but hoping for something news so getting close to the new land ready to conquer jericho. These people knew it was coming. These people knew about the miracles. That god did for israel and yet they continued in the hardness of heart and so now here come the israelites and they're marching around the city for six days. So those canaanites ahmen judgement is here. We repent come into our city. We want to serve your on. Though they probably left at them they probably do garbage on him. They thought this was all a joke. As israel marched around the city day after day after day and then finally the last date came and they gave their shout and they blew their trumpets and of course. The walls collapsed. Listen you can overcome the insurmountable. Just god tells you to do entrust him. Let's think about your jericho. How many of you would say today. I'm facing a generic republican kind of a big thing. It's a big thing. Okay think about your jericho for a minute. And i don't know what it is of course but it's an illness that you see no resolution for no way you can be healed of it or you some problem whatever. It is just know this. there's no illness he can't heal. there's no need he can't meet. There's no problem he can't resolve and there's no person he can't save just know that it's true point let's wrap up with our second world changer. Rahab the harlot the harlot the prostitute. The hook you're the call girl blank lancair and it's interesting. How many times in the bible. She's referred to as such so we get the memo. This was an immoral woman. She had everything going against her. The cards were stacked against ray up even her name rahab. She's named after in a deity and then to make it even worse. She's an immoral woman. But what is. She's the perfect candidate for. The grace of god reminding us that the gospel is everyone everywhere and there are no exceptions to that. No one is beyond the reach of god and it seems as though jesus goes out of his way to reach people like this of course we see him there with this appointment with the woman at the well drawing water in the heat of the day because she was ostracized by the village and was living with a guy and have been married and divorced five times jesus reaches out to her and she ends up believing that day or the woman caught in the act of adultery. How jesus would reach out to her and others like her so here come. The spies come into the city. That checking it out. Jason born james von. No now now this is later. This is a consensus fis up jericho. And so she says. I'm gonna hide you here on my rough from the other canaanites. And she said and the reason is is because she believed in the lord their god she said you serve the real god you serve their true gods so she didn't affect already become a believer joshua to eleven says but saying something. That's not enough. It has to be followed by actions. The bible says faith without works is dead and recap showed her by her actions. James twenty-five says rahab the prostitute was shown to be right with god biker actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road so she showed evidence for her fate and then another indication. She was a real believer. She cared about her family. She believed it was coming and joshua chapter to she said to the to spice promise me by god. I showed you mercy now. Show my family mercy and give me some tangible proof a guarantee of life for my father and mother my brothers and my sisters everyone connected. Rabbi family save our souls from death toll on my family die a to mark of version is when you want to go and reach your family with the gospel and let ask you this. Have you reached your family. Does your family know that you believe. That's a mark of conversion. You wanna tell someone a my daughter-in-law britney who's married to my son jonathan. They go up to the fred jordan mission once a month on saturdays and they go out and give bottled water out to people. Living on the streets earned skid row the invite them to a meeting where they give them a meal at the fred jordan mission. Run by my aunt willie jordan and then they show the gospel with these people so as they were on the bus of folks from our church on the way up to skid. Row britney says. She was amazed to find that everyone on the bus. That was going to spend a saturday afternoon. Helping people was a relatively new believer. She said most of the people on the bus had been believers for a year or less. I find that interesting. I read that seventy to eighty percent of those that have the gospels shared with them. Have it's shared by someone who has been christian for less than two years. Is this big sense in other words. Do believers god bless them are doing a great job of sharing their faith but my question is where the older believers. Why is that the people who've known the lord for ten years or more are not sharing their fate as aggressively as those who have known the lord for two years or less. See if you really know the lord you'll wanna share this message with others and that's what we did as well. Well here's the one final thing. I'd like to see about her. After this fis left jericho they said okay. Now when we come back with the army it's not going to be pretty so we want you to hang a red rope from your window so we'll know where you live and we'll get you out of there so sure enough. Here comes the israeli army marching in after the walls collapsed and when they see the window with a red rope they go in teak rahab out and she's protected from all of these things and now this wasn't enough that she was pardoned and she was not judge and she was forgiven. Caught even took it a step further and this shows the grace of god. Guess what she made it into the most exclusive jenny all in all of human history rahab. The harlot made it into the messianic line of jesus. Christ that's amazing to me. Because later she marries a jewish guy named salmon. And i think that was fishy non. She mary salmon and then she enters into the messianic line. So when you read the genealogy of christ and the gospel of matthew whose name is in their rahab the harlot god can take your life. I don't know what you're known for now and so turn you around. People will not believe it. That's the power of god to change a life. There are no exceptions. Let's pray father. Thank you for your power to transform. Thank you for your love and your desire to changes. And i prefer any person here now who does not yet know you who does not have that relationship with you and and they're looking at what seems like an insurmountable obstacle and they don't see how they can ever change lord we know you can change them. We know the gospel can change them. And lord we pray for them now that if they don't know you yet they will come to believe in you. Jesus they pray. Abe pastor greg laurie with an important word of prayer. And if you know you need to make a change today in your relationship with the lord pastor. Greg will come back to help you do that in just a moment before. Today's edition of new beginning concludes to get a replay of today's insight or to play it for someone else. Just go online to harvest dot org and look for the title overcoming the insurmountable. You can also listen again by way of our harvest mobile app to order a permanent copy on cd call one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred and we're here to take your call twenty four seven again. Dial one eight hundred eight two one three three zero zero while we're so happy to be making available outstanding resource for kids for the holiday season. It's the jesus storybook bible a christmas collection by sally. Lloyd jones you know. I think there's a book that's called something like comedy is serious business at along. Those same lines. I think you could say writing for children isn't child's play. You know it takes a certain amount of talent and understanding. Were child coming from to be able to communicate effectively on their level and sally is such a gifted children's author. Sally you know how to speak to them in a way that really resonates let me ask you. What can you tell us about the dynamics of sharing spiritual truth with kids. Well i think someone said this to me that the difference between if you there's complexity in this you know bible stories that very complex into understand them enough to make them simple enough for child you have to go through complexity out the other side to simplicity. If you don't do the work and you stay this side of complexity than you dumb it down so i just think whoever we are we have to make sure that we in our own hearts have have really responded to the truth of what the bible is saying. I that's the most important thing and we need to know. God loves us so that we can tell a child. God loves them and i think the best thing is just to be very honest with a child not trying to have some perfect facade on because i think that makes a child freak out they may not say anything but they won't trust us unless we tell them the truth so i think the most important thing is to do the work so that you can understand it well enough to make it simple for a child i love i love how sally you begin. Oftentimes in telling your story you bring in the adult and the child into a place of wonder and amazement and seeing with a childlike is. Because we're not to be childish but were to be childlike. And i love how often you refer to the bible and referred to the bible stories as a love story or the story of an adventure story about a young hero that comes from afar country to redeem his lost treasure. Those are things that not only speak to a child's heart to an adult heart as well because deep inside were all longing for that to be true. And then you turn around and say but this isn't just a story this is real. This happened in in it impacts our lives to this day. And i i just love how you come at it with that. Because a child will relate to a a fairy tale relate to an adventure story or a love story and it's all there in the scripture and i and the the readings that you have for advent beginning on december. I will take us through these incredible stories that you have selected from the jesus storybook bible and pack up for us. You do the handpicking for us. So it's easy for us to get into that story during the season. And i think if i was to really sum up how you take very big concept you made me remember really all comes down to story and we make the mistake with children where we think. We've got to summarize and we've got to have points and again to say to some we might we destroy them. We sex which i'll what that story means is and whatever we put on the other side of means is is basically going to limit what god might want to say to that child and i think the best thing you can do is tell the story because the story is powerful and it will be like a seed. That's and you may not see what it's doing but it's working and it might be between gordon the child and you don't have to sort of wrap everything up in a bow and if you do in fact you might actually kill the story so i recommend people trust the story. Choose the right story and then trust it and let the story be a story and it will be powerful. We all can back to stories that have changed us at quite apart from the bible story which changed us but you know stories very powerful. That's right and if you want to read with. Sally is done with the greatest of all story. The greatest story ever told the story of the of the birth of jesus. But it wasn't just a celebration of jesus being born because when christ came to this earth. That wasn't just a rival. It was a departure. He left heaven to come to earth as isaiah says for unto us a child is born unto us. A son is given so from earth's perspective. A child was born from heavens perspective. A son was given. And sally writes about that in a beautiful understandable way that you can read to your children or grandchildren in this special resource that we're offering called the jesus storybook bible a christmas collection including stories songs and reflections to the advent season. And we wanna rush you a copy of this for the holiday season for your gift of any size. Yeah that's right at your investments in this daily radio ministry that allow pastor greg's insight to keep coming your way here on this station and if the lord is putting it on your heart to support us on a regular basis ask about becoming a harvest partner. 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#174 The Book of Joshua
"Hi this is Jeremy Today on the podcast. The boys are talking about the book of Joshua. We're GONNA take a look at it. From a redemptive historical point of view we'll even recap that little bit and we'll talk about a law Gospel distinction that scene through Joshua and really the entire Bible and the discussion of faith versus faithfulness as you look at characters like Joshua Rahab then as we get into our unfiltered we'll get into some foreshadowing that we see in the book of Joshua and talk a little bit also about Lordship Salvation. We hope you enjoy welcome to theo cast brief musings on eternal matters from a reform perspective offering the Christ each and every week. If you're new to Theo cash we'd love you to check out our website. That's Theo cast. Dot Org is a free primer. A primer on pies's mate get you caught up on the conversation and <hes> gives you some vocab of reading. We're talking talking about Reids. Were giving something. Free can read it. 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If you have questions on the podcast on Reformed Theology on Christ we'd love to answer those you can give us this call six one five two one two nine two one two and we ask that you leave a short thirty second ish voicemail so that we can play it here on the podcast around on theological octagon. Today we have John Moffatt Jeremy. LE`Ts and Myself Ryan Haskins and Jeremy you get the cultural updates on what's new in your world yeah so my cultural today is I guess a little bit more of a serious note. <hes> a couple of months ago. I was just in a a little bit of a season week of <hes> just being busy and tired and I I was talking with my wife and this telling her honey. It feels like something one has to give in my life and <hes> I was telling her at the time that I thought via cast was probably that thing that would need to give that would just need to walk away from Theo Cast Austin. My wife wisely recognised. Just <hes> the frame of mind. I was in and advise me to slow down. Just tap the break a little bit <hes> lesson time go by and is in the midst of redoing your bathroom because that's never good decision. It was say that from experience uh-huh dumb decisions but <hes> yeah this you advise me this tap the breaks <hes> hold off a little bit until kind of things calmed down and if it's still the same <hes> then go from there and so a couple of months past and <hes> I did I was able to calm down and think through things as with a bit more of a level head and ended up coming to the same conclusion that <hes> I think it was as as appropriate time for me to step away from Theo cast <hes> I even in the beginning of Theo cast <hes> I <hes> told everyone like. I'm not sure I should do this. I'm not sure I'm the right. Guy <hes> which you were even though we brought you yes we would you had jerry say something. German version of kicking and screaming saying anything but yeah but yeah it was <hes> it just kind of for me <hes> as is needed focus on my family <hes> Church and I kind of I don't have personally don't have that gear <hes> to <hes> invest the time that <hes> I think I would would would be appropriate for me to invest in Theo Kassim so yeah we talked to game with. My wife was like I think I think I I do need to give that up and you'll ever implanted into theo cast as you know the audience don't go away. That's concerned that you're going to give up your six six-figure salary yeah you'd be able to. It's going to be hard to be able to live. Wow you're probably they get. I'm going to have more money not less yeah so I'll be around recording a few more episodes yeah so I think as far as the listening audience <hes> well this is a my drop moment you know three or four more and I may even <hes> and <hes> as time permits can jeb you as I can do. An old is doing a what we call a Retro Theological Glock gun there. You go yeah but yeah so that's kind of my life in right now kind of the big decisions of it well. That's the last time I ask you for culture. Yeah well. It's a good thing. This isn't your last one so we can. We can string it along a lot longer well on that note. What are we talking about today. Speaking of leaving that's good yeah that's good there. You Go <hes> book of Joshua so we'd like like two of the boys one of the things that we enjoy as for years. We've would get into a room or into a car. I was just thinking you know we didn't go to T._D.. This year but we would travel up there together and we'd rent house and we'd sit around the fire pit after dinner and and talk about all kinds of things and I can remember that we would walk through one Byron's going through the Old Testament series and we're talking about a redemptive historic understanding <hes> so what we thought we'd do is continue that conversation even with <hes> <hes> you of our listeners and we're picking different books of the Bible so we've done exodus and we've we jumped in the New Testament without we come back and do an Old Testament book so today we're GonNa do the book of Joshua and we're for those of you that are new which we do. We get contacted weekly that we have new listeners and we're so thankful that you do that so but those are the new you're GONNA learn. Maybe if this is your first episode with us and you're not familiar with a redemptive historic understanding historical understanding of the Bible. You'RE GONNA learn what is that and into how's that affect the way you read the Bible interpret the Bible and how is it when someone says that Jesus is in part of every book of the Bible. How is that is is Jesus part of the Iraq. Is He's The stone. Is he the store you know. Are we interpreting that way or do we mean that he's a part of the story so today book of Joshua and <hes> S. O. Rien once you once you kind of jump in Kinda. Give us a kind of where we're at in the story of redemption. got where we're putting tick is over so how does Joshua threw a fit or framework for reading the Bible from Genesis Ford. How does it fit yes just just a little bit on the redemptive historic understanding of scripture and what that essentially means if this is the first time listening is that the the Bible is one giant story one simple story though that's telling of redemption and so from vic from beginning to end it all points points towards redemption and <hes> in the story of redemption. The first five books is really describing. The Exodus Story and genesis is the prologue logged exodus. That's really why Genesis was written. It was not written for a <hes> a detailed account of creation or even God it was written so the people of Israel and the exodus could understand how they got there and then John was just as a side note. We do talk about this. <hes> a couple of episodes ago if you go back and listen to our podcast thus on creation yeah yeah so josh and the one an exodus as well right right now. That's been out for a long time. Okay this one hundred seventy of them all together together my mind. How did I forget which conversations I have. <hes> Joshua is in some sense the fulfillment of the promises that we see in the Old Testament and when I say fulfillment I don't mean ultimate final done fulfillment but it it it isn't in some respects that oh it happened point because what we what we can see Genesis fifteen and in just kind of the promises to Abraham God's old Air Abraham. I'm going to give you a nation and then he sent him from her to Qena and he said okay. I want you to walk this land because this is the specific land that I'm going to give you will then you look at the rest of the story so so that's that's almost like a blip on the radar. This was a thousand years prior and Israel the nation of Israel's not in Qena so you could go well. Maybe God was <hes> was fooled fooled. Maybe he was lying when he said this was the actual land but then at the end of the Pentateuch at the end of the tour at the end of the first five books of the Old Testament Moses Joshua and the nation of Israel standing at the Jordan River on the edge of Qena and Joshua really takes not really josh what takes them them into this promised land and so it is a fulfillment of God's promises to Abraham into the nation itself. I am going to give you this land and so the book in my opinion in is a book of Remembering the faithfulness of the Lord when you look at it really when you read the stories out. That's what needs to come out because there's some hard things in this book. There's some I'm awed things in this book but what is what is is continually coming up throughout the story is remember what the Lord said. He said it to our fathers he said at the Abraham he said the Moses he said it to your father she said at the US look he's doing and time and time again event after event. That's what you see. Coming out of. This book is a book of remembering. The faithfulness of the Lord you in Genesis like you say we have the promise to Abraham in Exodus. You see the people if part of the promised Abraham was hey the your family is going to be in a foreign land and be slaves but through that they can become basically a large family from a family that entered Egypt seventy people to this huge basically a nation within within a nation because Pharaoh looks at them like oh I I'm in big trouble. There's basically a nation living within my nation but then as we get into Joshua it's now that that that nation going into the actual promised land and this is even through God in the wilderness getting rid of entire generation as still. It's this the people entering the promised the land that was promised to Abraham. I think Joshua's almost one of those books that you have to read almost in one sitting <hes> I was <hes> reading some commentaries and this commentator rightfully said and I think helpfully helpfully said we are not to read the Bible like we would read <hes> we typically break the Bible up into one to five verses and then the verses that we have for the day but you would never read any kind of history or any kind of mystery or any kind any other book. That's a narrative if you don't read like five sentences and then you're done and then you come back to because if you do by the time you get to chapter five or chapter six chapter seven you probably have forgotten and what happened in chapter one right so there's the flow what's supposed to happen in. Joshua really is this flow of the laws been given the God is established. Rushed uses marital language God establishes this covenant or relationship with Israel. He calls Israel his his wife because later on he says that you have turn to other idols. He says you've heard yourself. You have turned yourself against me so Joshua should be read in this context of one long because it is <hes> <hes> it is kind of it jumps to these major battles <hes> and I think something else to observe is that all of the all what's recorded in Joshua's about God so if you're reading a book titled Joshua It's really about what God did with Joshua as Peter. It's not necessarily now what we do. It'd just to kind of go negative here from what we do. Joshua's we take leadership principles and we take you know if you want to be a good leader pastor. If you WANNA learn how to lead people well. Let's look at how Joshua handled this and looked at this and how he was strong here and he had courage here <hes> and again a book. That's supposed to be about God and the faithfulness awfulness of God turns up to being about the faithfulness of Joshua as examples for us yeah and so when we mentioned earlier in the podcast a primer and Pyatt is and that is a prime example sample of taking a passage. That's supposed to be bringing the glory of God describing his faithfulness so that we we as believers put our faith in God turning it into moralism be like Joshua. That's that is what we would say a good example of not looking at the battle from redemptive historical understanding but looking at it from a pilot cystic moralistic understanding. I think the prime example out of out of the book Joshua and in my opinion the most popular story oriented the book of Joshua the one that everyone knows regardless if they know comes from Joshua is <hes> Jericho <hes> and it is the fall of Jericho we teach to our kids. Pardon you know f from a from an early age if you look at in many Sunday school classrooms in that story comes up you're going to see kids marching around the the wooden box or the <hes> cardboard cardboard boxes at look like the building blocks and they build a tower in the city and then you know it all falls down and it's the prime example of US turning something that's focused on God and God's faithfulness towards man because what we take from that story at times is look at Israel was faithful to God therefore when you are faithful to God you can get what you want but in reality that the nation of Israel when they were told go out and walk around around the city for a day and then do second for the Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Day I'm sure fifth and sixth day they're going this is crazy and gods having them go over the top. It's the worst <hes> campaign advice ever and by campaign. I don't mean vote for me. I mean like conquering campaign worst campaign advice vice ever because they have destroyed the element of surprise they have definitely show them their weakness because what one of the ways to show to show your weaknesses show your full Dell's strength so there's this ability they they have demonstrated that where they're going to be when they're going to be and how they're gonNA act for six days just I think on the third or fourth day <hes> the armies of Jericho could have been and then when they come around this corner of the city because they've never been there. We're going to attack and we're GONNA ambush like it's the worst advice ever but the reason that they're put there is because it demonstrates this is foolish through but God uses foolish means to bring about his way so the the way. I'm going to destroy this city is you're GonNa make allowed a Ruckus you're going to you're going to be so loud. You'RE GONNA turn up the volume to eleven. You'RE GONNA you're GonNa Hoop and Holler so that the walls walls come down but it's interesting that on the very next battle the battle of A._I.. Or I has jumped we had this whole thing. If your Hebrew scholar you say and you don't say Aitken you say hung clear your throat. Oh I've never heard I believe it on if you say it that way in your you're oh you're awesome. You're no you're no you're not you're uber just saying good thing seminary students listen to it. I'm just saying you have some whatever <hes> <hes> it's you know they didn't take that that those principles for conquering city and use that against all the other cities they knew in that moment. It's not about the it's not it's not about the means here. This is not about US walking around this is not about a breaking pots and blowing horns. No this is about US obeying the Lord and seeing the Lord work yeah so in a redemptive understanding when we may redemptive historic we believe the story of redemption starts in the garden. Adam and Eve were given a command. We'll call the covenant of Works They Fall and God comes to them and says listen. There's there's going to be a C- that comes from eve which that's never described ever seeds do not come from women but this one of course we do believe that as a virgin birth comes from Eve as is a depiction of of a prophecy and then it's picked up in Abraham and it's told from Abraham all the all the nations will be blessed coming from Abraham of course again as a furtherance of the Gospel spaw and then you have a from Judah. It's going to come a king and so that you just throughout Jenna says you continue to have this unfolding promise right so but but in there there was also some land promise Abraham as well and you have God at the end of it so the covenants been made he's he's cleaned up Israel as far as all oh that nation that opposed him now died off in the wilderness. They're about to go into the Promised Land and all of Joshua the whole book of Joshua's is about the faithfulness in the power of God and there's some crazy stuff I mean you have an entire river depar- <hes> divided and they walk another depiction of the Dead Sea. The Sun stands still the Christophe Jesus shows up in chapter five so there's all of these amazing miracles that go on but as a reader if you're on the hills sales of the law your conclusions should be this will God did exactly what he said he would do yep he did and if if Qena defeated defeated Israel and Israel was obliterated then there is no salvation according to God God's promise broke <hes> but yet there's there's there's there's this clear faithfulness Donald Not only as their faithfulness you see God as Ryan said use. Some of the most strange means for instance cents. There's a woman who ends up in the genealogy coming out of the whole story of Jericho right. Who is this woman is? She's a harlot and she's a prostitute or that. It's not like God's choosing the best of the best of Jericho you say he's choosing the the worst which is very common. It's also starting to point to God re God <hes> bringing in even the gentiles yeah to his promises. That's right like He. It's it's not just exclusively Israel. He's starting to hint no I. I'm bringing gentiles also that I'm Gonna I'm GonNa Bring in a gentile prostitute yeah as a matter of fact if you compare Rahab to Achim so aken is born of the right seed and yet he is defiling filing his covenant with God and of course he's stoned and killed and there's a pile of stones. We're on our talking about this before that there's this constant clashes book the pilots down yes every time someone stoned. They're supposed to leave there as a memorial and then all the kings and up in a cave and their role the stone over in front of the Cave and the God says and of course they die in their says leave it there as memorial but I think that but that points to even a reason why the the book of Joshua I think is included in scripture because in the same way that somebody walked if if a child walks up on a policy and he goes hey dad why is that pilots stones are in the middle of nowhere who is out here that made that pilots downs and what's the point of that and he goes Wilson. Let Me Tell You about the faithfulness of the Lord because the last time are followers were here. This is what happened and what what is it it is a it's a landmark Denmark for us to go. This is what happened here. Let's remember the Lord's faithfulness. That's why these stories were even included. Look because you could go. What's the the point of knowing about Jericho right? That has nothing to do with me because that city obviously doesn't exist now but it's it is it's not some naked go there but what it does point to his look look at the faithfulness of the Lord in this moment right <hes> and there's something to be said for the Lord uses landmarks. That's a that's a good word John Landmarks in our life to remind us of who he is and what he has done <hes> and I think that's something that he has not stopped using no and we'll always use because it really is when you forget look over there at that pilots towns. He's faithful yeah. There is an you know later on the prophets even call Israel to remember her. The old promises to look back to the old and the wireless for the idea of landmark comes from and the the whole point of Joshua as the reader reader so you fast forward to win Joshua's written. It's written back to the children of Israel who need to be reminded of what their heritage is. They're supposed to read it and say to conclude two things will God was always faithful to his promises promises. That guy was faithful to one it was two to maintain the children of Israel because because that's where the Messiah was coming from but there was a conditional promises well if they obey he would protect them. They would be successful. Of course we learned very early on they didn't there's a problem with this and so the the confusion I would say too is that sometimes we take the promises to Israel and obedience and we apply them to ourselves well. If I am good and I obey God bless me then we wonder why you know we assume America has been good to God and has been faithful to got an obedience ago. This is why America has been successful and now the America's May declining were connecting the nation of Israel to the nation of America. You can't make those one to one correlations because is in its proper context that only applied to those people by to us so even the Joshua the famous phrase when he stands up and he says choose this Thursday who you will serve right and we love to put that on our door frames and we love to and I understand what people are saying there. There's a side of it. We're like hey I'm going to choose to serve the Lord <hes> but in in in the context and in the narrative Joshua didn't say that and they didn't record that so you and I would say yeah. I need to choose this day. Who will serve because I'm GonNa tell you right now? You're gonNA always choose you. <hes> you know I know that because Israel proved it to us just continue reading the story there a lot of people including David who were very ambitious for the Lord but in the end they could not be faithful enough. No one was faithful enough. This is why you have Solomon men. The promise given to Solomon Says Solomon his Solomon there is a king coming and he will send him the throne when that king perfectly obeys the law he will earn the Kingdom for all of those who are in the kingdom. This is also why in the New Testament when as that the church's pointed back to history to be encouraged courage D- <hes> little snippet that Joshua that book of Joshua gets in Hebrews eleven is Jericho and Rahab Ahab try and it's not again like you said is not pointing to the faithfulness of the people or the faithfulness of Rahab is pointing to their faith trim. It's their trust in the promises of God and that's that's what the whole chapter is pointing out to look at their faith. They had faith. You can have faith. I'll be encouraged. I think it's I think it's so helpful and this has been helpful for me. Is that when you read a book like Joshua you have to understand. There's there's two promises going on. There is the promise of the coming Messiah everyone who was ever saved throughout history older New Testament so when asked him this last night in his study our people said in the Old Minds I if you were raised in a dispensation. Some certain dispensational homes or churches not all. You were told that you were <hes> O._T.. Ultimate was saved by the law New Testament. Go Save by Christ well. It's just not true because Paul tells us that the Gospel was preached. Abraham Abraham believed well did the law exist during time of Abraham him historically speaking no it did not there. The law didn't come 'til Moses right you would even look at Adam and Eve Adam and eve believed what the God would provide a redeemer didn't know as much no they barely knew anything they knew that from eve was coming someone who would crush the head of Satan yes and that means defeat what Satan had caused so you have from Adam and Eve to Abraham they are believing in God so that's one promise then there's a new promise that comes to Abraham and that it's it's brand new in history and that promises one the coming Messiah but to now God's choosing for himself the people and from that people all the nations will be blessed if that if those people obey so you cannot connect the promise of faith in Messiah Zaia and the promise and faith and blessing this goes into the mosaic law in the mosaic law it was never a promise of eternal life it was always a promise awesome blessing and a promise of protection and really the presence of God but in our what we do is <hes> we connect the law in the Gospel. I think this is a good way to even say this Law Gospel Distinction in the Old Testament adamant he didn't have law Abraham did not have law as it relates to their faith in Christ now of course they did not know his name was Bejesus. They did not know he would be born in Bethlehem that none of that all of they knew that God was providing a redeemer so so when you get into Joshua there. It's very important to understand that the majority of that story is doing with those two distinctions. God's GonNa protect Israel bill because he made her promise of Messiah but God's also GonNa not protect them if they don't obey as for his blessings yeah right so understanding that the Abraham Eric Promise of the Messiah the atom seed are Eve seed is always protected not based upon their performance ever ever ever this great great example of Rahab Rahab ends up being in the line of Jesus and it's not because of her faithfulness clearly right so then but then you do have and this is where we get confused we do have off. If you obey you will conquer A._I.. If you obey or I if you obey you know so and then there's <hes> there the stoning of aching was was was was was a big deal <hes> because God said do not take plunder from Jericho and of course they do and still what has got to punish his them well. I integrate. It's a great Israel was not allowed to be into Nomi in in the sense that God clearly had laws for them of like do this. I'm the creator I am your God. You must do people eighteen is is the best example for that because it was you know it was a black and white. I said this and therefore there are there is a there consequences to disobedience and could have offered grace to aken absolutely God could have said you you know what he did. It Israel he yeah time and time again and so you can't look at it's you can't look at the story of Josh when the stories of that are in Joshua and go to God aude is a graceless God because the fact that Israel was there after <hes> you know at time and time again fighting with got its it's so this is kind of a side note. Israel actually means the one who fights <hes> in that's why Jacob is given the name Israel well. The Nation of Israel is given a name that says the one who fights with God and so what you see time and time again is the nation itself fighting with God even see this in the wilderness. God redeems them first thing like what are they doing. They're fighting fighting with gutter fighting with their father like you're not good enough for me and you haven't blessed me. Enough and Achim is a prime example of that worth says No. I gave you a clear command. You destroy everything you don't take plunder what D- Do God you know what Dad I'm going to go another way and there's punishment and so that's not God is a grace race a grace <hes> what's gracious gracious thank you. I'm like I don't WanNa say graceless gracious God <hes> but but at the same time we can look at some of the stories in there and not have that understanding of how can there be punishment in Gracia Santa. I mean we'll we'll get into <hes> the the conquest of the land in our conversation about God commanding. The people basically wipe out yeah no. I thought we'd go there. That's really quickly as we do see see that the guide dealing with these people like Aken and with these nations <hes> it's it does point us. The law foreshadows this when Christ comes. That's the greatest on the cross is the greatest demonstration of God's wrath raise. God doesn't just jess no graciously sweep away and ignore all our sins. He deals justly he. He had to have justice he has to be God. God be just and holy he must deal with it and he and it's his wrath his hatred against sin is demonstrated demonstrated not only in the flood all throughout Joshua throughout the entire story and then most powerfully shown on the cross as his son who perfectly fulfills the law on our behalf also is punished on our on our behalf for us under the weight of of the law under the weight of his father and that's good. I think this is why the sacrificial system become so important is that God did not God's grace doesn't just cover sin then the that's a mistake to think that as parents we can just show kids grace meaning that we don't hold them to the requirement because we to our fallen and we're not the ultimate judge. We're just one who's been given as a guide. We're here to guide our children God can't he he he would be unrighteous to allow sinn. Go unpunished punished. It's yeah that would be just as a judge who just let ever criminal came before him like I immigration. Judge Your free that that is a bad judge. He's not holding up to the law so the the sins that were covered. They were just covered by the blood. They didn't wash it away. This is why in Romans three twenty five it says whom God put forward as of appreciation by his blood to be received by faith this was to show God's righteousness because his divine forbearance he had passed over former sense would and I would say this is Hawaii again. The Story of redemption is so important because when the sacrificial system is instituted with Moses in the wilderness if you look at those passages and then you consider consider the bloodshed that that was there in the amount of death that occurred with animals you you would <hes> two things happen you would see that God awed takes sin very seriously but you would also begin to connect sin and death and sin and blood in sin and destruction because the priests if if you just consider the job of a priest it is to literally kill things all day long constantly for people violently violently and so in its and and it these animals are not walking up there desiring to do this and so it is a fight and all of the smells and all the senses that go with that are are there. It's an and then you come into the wilderness or you come in to <hes> Qena and then there's destruction and it's it's almost as if the nation of Israel was <hes> <hes> trained to handle that because if you put if you put any if you put me in a war state right now if you put me in a third world country where death and destruction just kind of in there's pain was all are all around me. I would struggle because I don't live in that environment environment. I live in a very safe and docile and and <hes> you know <hes> just community were. I don't see a lot of dead people but if you we then go and you're constantly seeing death you just become you become immune to it but you understand in nicer visual had become immune to death because they had seen all the sacrifice will you you fast forward then to the Cross in when Christ says it's finished that it is finished means so much more to Israelites who understand Dan the sacrificial system in her in who are used to seeing blood because they while they become <hes> immune to the blood in some sense. They're sick and tired of it because they're like. There's so much death going on and crisis. It's finished like you can quit now. It's no more and so these these stories do demonstrate the seriousness of sin you then put us today. We've lost sight of it. Oh yeah so we we see the destruction. I'm going to Wear Jersey. We see the destruction what happens here in Joshua. It's hard to handle. It's hard to stomach and there is genocide because it's kill everyone uh-huh and don't take thing and wipe them off but they're used to but the Israelites go yeah. That's that's in that. That's what send does. That's what being against God does that's. That's that's just natural. God cannot stand it. Therefore destruction has to take place justice out as they please we say isn't isn't there another way and so it is a little little bit of we just we've lost sight of the seriousness and the offensiveness of the sin and therefore we've lost sight of how important <hes> death is to actually actually being justified grill station so on my way home on the I live out in the country now so there's I see animals all over the place and there's a there's a house that has probably the twenty twenty thirty goats that live out in the field and I passed them all the time and and the thought did occur to me if I lived in the Old Testament I would have a herd of goats herd of sheep cheap and I would praise them for the purpose of knowing that I would need to take it to the priest and the priest would before my family sleigh this goat and then take the blood and sprinkle it on the altar and it was to remind us that our sins we're now covered for the next year and it's gruesome like liked him. My my children have only seen dead animals on the side of the road yeah and we pass by them real quick. You've never had a lamb live in your house before and then take it down to the priests and head writer and yes she bring it a perfect lamb. You bring into the House and there's there is that side of it where you understand the wisdom of God. There's an intimacy with innocence in that lamb. Lamb has never done anything nothing wrong and it's not like Oh. That's an Igloo lamb. Go ednid- that one good. Yuck is a beautiful am a land that's perfect spotless and then there's an affection towards it and all of a sudden it's no sacrifice and I think there's a side of Jesus came into our presence. He endeared himself to us and then all of a sudden he was. It's a total picture of it right yeah. So the thing about sin is that it is it is destructive. I I do WANNA turn to. There are some Durham difficult parts. Can I just can I add. It's something awkward to that <hes>. I've been concerning this because I'm were preaching through exodus right now. I'm anticipating. I can't wait for the Passover moment. <hes> the original event and I've just been I've been considering that first lamb that lived among them. It's very easy for us to look at the sacrificial system and go faithfulness will the reason another saved is because of the fake <unk> sacrifice bloom because the sacrifices line because I actually took the lamp to the Tabernacle Temple and had a sacrificed put yourself in the shoes of the people people on the Passover night. They weren't trusting in the fact that they killed that land. They were trusting in the fact that is the blood on the door going to work is it actually is that going to be enough and they're playing their faith in the Lord that it was going to be enough well the sacrificial system and the Conquest and our era obedience is the same way it's. It's all it's it's really okay. Lord Art. Are you going to be faithful to your promises because me doing this action doesn't help me but are you going to be faithful to your promises. It's all it always come back to to status of faith and not faithfulness so no and so this too fast forward and just talking talking about like the seriousness of sin. I just finished John Eleven and in that's the passage where Jesus sweat right smalls I in the Bible and the in in the in the in the context Jesus is looking at Lazarus whom he loves and is hard to understand why Jesus sweeping. I think it is for the loss of his friend but you you have to wonder McGuire Jesus cry. If you knew is about to raise Jesus didn't always gonNA he of course he did. He told his disciples now. We can go 'cause Lazarus's died now. If you go so oh the glory of God can be seen. I think Jesus is showing emotion towards the reality of sin like what sin does it causes death and I think take for those around and for all there for eternity for those who would read the narrative there was this idea that Jesus is weeping over the result of sin because think about got it fast forward just a few days later he's on the garden and there he is again underneath great amount of agony as it said great blood drops and he's thinking about one he saw sin and the result ascend now he's taking on sense so that what caused him to ep now agonizes over because he's about about to endure it then just rewind okay so Jesus Agnes rewind to Joshua and God telling Israel Israel. You are going to wipe out Qena <hes> which is hard to hear because you're like wait this like women and children in their how. How can this be so well. We've got we've got a couple of minutes. We knock this out and just three or four minutes. One interesting thing is before they enter the promised land and they're battling nations. God God God doesn't tell them to wipe out everything if that the language is very different but then they enter the promised land and it's this language Rijo obliterate. No Mersal people have used the phrase ethnic cleansing like how how could your God tell people to do. This is Trent <hes> giant before our before the podcast. You made the observation that well. We're the we're the people of Qena release well people. The word swells well swell. Is that a while. That's well no they weren't no man they were her <hes> according to what we know of history and from the word of God it they were extremely sexually deviant <hes> culture and they were sacrificing children. I mean it was God that there is a side of it regarding. I don't want you intermingling with Canaanites because it will it will cause massive confusion within these people that on cleansing for myself but here's my here's my struggle with this conversation and I'm allow me I don't. I don't want to be offensive. <hes> don't come on man. I don't think I I don't WanNa be harsh here. <hes> when we look at the people of Canaan we go how could God kill them. They didn't deserve that that actually did well. Everyone even the women and children children and that's the hard part because it's not how could the innocent die at the hand of the Lord. Actually it's our greatest struggles. Why does why did you choose it them and not Israel because Israel could have been wiped if you look at their sin as a as a as a person person to person access so Israel could have been wiped out and should have been wiped out for the exact same sense and for the exact same <hes> deviation that everyone in Qena hat and we should be wiped right exactly but that's where it goes in. We should be wiped out and so you have to ask the question. Why is it that Israel is special and this is again something in exodus where it's just there are there have been thousands and millions of people in slavery stuck in slavery and they die in slavery. Why God save Israel there have been millions millions of people who are who have died in the wilderness in wildernesses because they get stuck in the middle of wildernesses and never make it out. Why did Israel make it out. They've been millions ends of people who've tried to conquer other nations and they and they <hes> they die and they don't why is it that Israel conquered and the other nations didn't and you can you just go down this list of why Israel why Israel but then you go why me why am I not on the other side of this. Why am I not a canaanite. Why am I not against God. Why am I not <hes> the person who's being destroyed because I have just as much sin as every person in candidate. I you could have easily transported me to Kane and said they they go through the genocide. So why is it that I go that I get to live and they don't and that is the grace of God for some reason and this this averse I'm in and <hes> we're in an exodus this week. It says the Lord is Moses. He's now in in median because the Lord remembered his promises to Abraham Abraham Isaac and Jacob it goes back to the particular <hes> saving grace that God is going to offer to people in wisey choosing one and not the other that's only in the Lord but at the end of the day yes it's genocide but we we all deserve to be on the other side of it and it's not a problem the only thing we don't have the right we like. I don't have the right to go and kill another person. EXA- and that's where I say it's different right and I don't have the right to in in this is not a whole. Should there be the death penalty in America. I'm not I'm not going there but there's a difference between the going back to Romans nine. God has the right to choose use whatever he wants to do because we are his creation and I would always say but this is. I'm sorry this is the offensive part. This is why I did struggle even bring it up. Why does God have the right because that's what people struggle with right because he is the creator and that's department's like right and I would say you. We don't understand the offensive send because we I don't understand the holiness of God when whenever anyone I mean even Joshua it comes into the presence of the holiness of God and it's like take your shoes off at the same moment that Moses had an Isaiah Isaiah goes into the presence of God and he's he's. I am an unmanned. I'M GONNA UNCLEAN UNCLEAN LIZ. There's anytime someone's in the presence of God. There's fear and just we are. We are so filthy but let me let me disclaimed to you this way. Your San is so offensive and so horrible. There's still a stations of just how bad added is first of all death of Christ. <hes> the death of Christ in what Christ endured is an illustration of just how angry God is at sin and rebellion mm-hmm number two the descriptions that we have of hell. Hell is not a simple prison. It is a place that is appropriate if if <hes> if I get a speeding ticket do I deserve to spend the rest of my life in prison according to law now let's say according to common sense that does not make percents right speeding ticket is really not worth you know of course unless you're going a certain they call it. You know what you're going over one hundred whatever you did spend time in jail <hes> but if I if identify murder a family you know just to be extreme than I deserve yes to be multiple sentences for all of eternity well when God looks at us he the the judgement that God gives is always one hundred percent accurate there was God isn't looking at a speeding ticket and giving us the death penalty God what is looking at our sin and our sinful nature in the state with her in the appropriate punishment comes now a lot. All majority of the world are punishment is delayed. Adam and Eve should should have died but God delayed their punishment out of grace now. He did not remove their punishment. He delayed it upon Christ. This is Romans three twenty eighty five passing over former since with the people of A._i.. He chose not to delay it. In his own sovereignty and his own right he used Israel Israel as an instrument bring forth appropriate justice. Does it remove the sting in the confusion no but it does help us understand that God God always does what is right and good and he's not a god of confusion in that way and it's okay to read those stories and Joshua and go. Oh my my goodness. That just doesn't seem right yeah. It's okay to read that and think wow that's heavy. I don't I don't know. Did that really really happen. You know that's kind of appropriate and at the same time as John as you're saying John the reflection on that hopefully helps us to realize wow we are in that same boat because of Adam drive you mentioned the state of our sin we because of Adam we are all Paul deserving of that wrath of because we are an offense to a holy God through and I would say there are some arguments for were every single woman a woman child destroyed and <hes> I think the argument has the legitimacy in that sometimes sometimes <hes> there's hyperbolic language <hes> for instance when it says all of <hes> all of the city went out to see John the Baptist baptizing housing. I think there were saying there's a lot of people going out because those who were sick and newborns I mean. I don't think the entire city came out to see John. It's kind of a hyperbolic language same thing I think here. There's the idea that it was. It was an utter destruction because later on there's till's there so people living in Canaan yeah we can yeah I i.. I think there's there's evidence for both I actually think that the people living in Canaan that weren't destroyed one of two fold that God either gave them explicit rights like Rahab <unk>. Keep them alive or keep her alive in her family and she she's living among you or it was Israel's disobedience because what you also see is that that the reason that there's so much strife with Israel is because they didn't didn't kill everyone. He didn't kill everyone so it is a I don't yeah. I don't know well. We can continue that. I was gonNA say great discussion. <hes> hopefully this podcast was encouraging another kind of ended on a dark note but I would say if your total access member then then you go do you go to the show. Notes probably in there will add a couple other redemptive historic understanding of scripture. If you and you want to learn more about how to read the Bible in the way we're talking about you can get a fourteen day trial and go listen to any of those that you want to try to resurrect to the Byron's sermon on this yeah yeah we can. I would also say Ryan's chapter in Pilgrim's guide to rest covers this on understanding of redemptive historic understanding of scripture as well so if you want to read I what's an introductory to it that would be the greatest way to get that yeah this an because we're deciding and all these resources am. I Q series that I did for the church where you have to go to the church side to get this. There's a chapter on hell and it really does. It's not a direct correlation to the genocide but it really does decide white is why does God allow. Oh for eternal torment and just that idea of of <hes> the Justice of God at times is really hard for us to to stomach so thanks for listening <hes> <hes> hope you enjoyed this week on the podcast. 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Day 172 (1 Kings 10-11, 2 Chronicles 9) - Year 3
"Hey bible readers. I'm barely kabul. And i'm your host for the bible recap the last time we dropped in on solomon story. He had just finished building his empire. So it's no surprise that word about him spreads quickly and today a foreign queen travels a long way to visit him. The queen of sheba shows up with a lot of people and camels and gifts as well as a lot of questions and solomon answers. Them all she's dumbfounded. She's also taken aback by how wealthy he is. She praises him for his prosperity and his wisdom and she points out that even the people who work for him really seem to like him. That's unusual for a king especially in this day they trade gifts and she heads home to sheba which is probably either modern day ethiopia or yemen. They're just across the red sea from each other but before she goes. This pagan queen even praises god for establishing him as king and points to god as the source of all. We see this idea. Reiterated intend twenty four which says the whole earth sought the presence of solomon to hear his wisdom which god had put into his mind. There is no wisdom apart from god. He owns it all and anyone. Who has it got it from him. Solomon ascott this wisdom and we can to james one five says if any of you lacks wisdom let him ask god who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given him. This is a prayer. God promises to answer with a yes for any of his kids who ask wisdom is not only from god but it points back to god. He's the source supply and goal of it all despite his wisdom salomon isn't perfectly obedient to god's commands for israel's kings. We see him amassing more goal and more horses which is in direct defiance of deuteronomy. Seventeen that's the passage says. Israel's king shouldn't collect horses gold or women then as we move into chapter eleven we see him adding women to his list. Oh we all have a blind spot and it seems like this was his. He married associated with women who turned his heart from god. He ended up with seven hundred wives. And three hundred concubines. But it all started with just one just one woman whose heart wasn't aligned with god. I've mentioned this before but my dad says the way you turn a battleship to go in a completely different direction is one degree at a time. Little by little tiny yields to god's commands are how we lead our own hearts astray. And that's how solomon shows he's ruled by lust not by god and it eventually leads to the downfall of his kingdom. It went exactly as god said it would go way back in deuteronomy seven where he said you shall not intermarry with them giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons. Were they would turn away your son's from following me to serve other gods. God wasn't guessing he knows solomon even ends at building sites for idol worship at least one of whom malek is a god the pagans make child sacrifices to are you kidding me right now. Salomon and remember. This is the guy who built the temple. His heart had done a one eighty. I find it interesting. That eleven six says solomon did what was evil in the sight of the lord and did not wholly follow the lord as david his father had done david and this is in the book of kings. Not chronicles this is the book that is more likely to tell us the bad stuff and not eliminated from the narrative but here it is recounting david as a man who obeyed. God isn't that incredible. Doesn't that show you. God's heart forgiveness. God isn't it remembering david as the murderer or the man who committed grave sexual sin. He's marking him down as a man who followed him. There were consequences for david's disobedience and there are consequences for solomon's to god says rebellion will cost in the kingdom despite salomon sin. God wants to keep his promise to his father. David he says that after solomon dies the majority of israel will be torn away from his son during his reign. God effectively punishes solomon's blatant disobedience while maintaining his promises to david in israel talk about efficiency in eleven fourteen we see god raising up an enemy to oppose salomon specifically god raised up a man named jared bowen who is one of solomon servants. Jared bom had been suspicious of solomon for a while because one time after that completed a construction project. Jared was heading out of town and he ran into the prophet heija. Who was wearing a new outfit. All of a sudden. Right in front of jared bowen. A hijab tears his own brand new clothes into twelve pieces enhanced. Ten of those pieces to jeroboam. Then he explains himself he prophesized that god will take ten of the tribes away from solomon's line of descendants and give them to jared bowen. What that's crazy. That's like if you're an employee at amazon and one day someone comes up to you and rips a giant cardboard box into twelve pieces handwritten strips and says someday god will take amazon from jeff bezos. And give it to you. From that moment on djabel seems to be eagerly awaiting his own rise to power salomon nocera bomas after the kingdom. So he tries to kill him jabot impacts us bags and goes to egypt and stays there until solomon dies his son. Ray-ban takes over the throne after him. I know the names jerry. Bowman rahab a really close to each other and since we're going to be talking about them for a while i want to give you a little trick to remember it. That will hopefully help. The letter are for rabo is right beside the letter. S for solomon in the alphabet. So you can remember that. They're close to each other in the alphabet and also in relation share. Abo- is the outsider. Here i'll also try to call them. Jerry and ray for short just to prevent confusion so king. Rae takes over after solomon. Where did you see god's character on display today. My god shot was just a little phrase that caught my eye and second chronicles nine. Eight where the queen of sheba is blessing god in response to solomon's prosperity and wisdom says blessed. Be the lord. Your god who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the lord your god. The part that caught my eye was where she said god set you on his throne. She didn't say. God set salomon on solomon's throne but that god set solomon on god's throne now there's zero chance she's talking about the heavenly throne or even the earthly throne of the ark of the covenant. What's indicated here in the text. Is that god positions of power specifically the phone of israel. He's in charge of. Who's in charge. No matter who's in charge these are his people and he's establishing their rulers as he sees fit to work in them what he wants. That's a nice idea when the people in power guys like solomon or david for the most part but what about all those terrible judges. It's hard for us to see what god might be doing. Bad positioning them in power. That's where we have to be open-handed entrust that he's working out something. We can't see for instance. He used those terrible judges to produce repentance in the hearts of his people he has purposes. We can't understand sometimes but they're always righteous and good and loving and no matter who is on the throne. he's where the joy is. I love and i want to tell you about one of our values that makes us who we are. Core value number three is bring your wins and losses in degrade. We set the expectations bar high. But we set the grace bar higher. 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"With mario lopez lopez joining me now on zoom from the new series mama june road to redemption mama june shannon. Welcome back anyhow. you've been been get Been a little bit busy here lightly. his life is disliked cobra virus living with aras releasing some on march marches. You can see So so so over this yet. Yeah so we got the mask going on the same thing so you know And then just filming the show. Being fourteen getting playing off of drugs were fourteen months. Clean now To here and is trying to film show and work things out with the girls and then just fly. If you know where you look fantastic you know always love to see a. We go way back now. We say you know what. I was talking to my hair makeup artist. Because i got. I got something in the worst. 'cause you're going to be in the thank. I can't j. j. my love can't you can't give up all right let me know then But anyway thousand admire makeup artist the pager that you took with you and court nine years ago at yield. See shoe is. 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Saved by Skarlet
"Will welcome to impulse. Ron the pulse of christian rock and metal. Hey everybody it's mike with impulse rock. You can check us out at impulse. Rock dot com where you will find oliver interviews as well as well as our social media links to facebook. It's graham as twitter. Today we have the band save by scarlett. How are you guys doing today. We're doing chilling out and join the interview life non salute. So how going. Well how long it's saved by scarlet but been together as a band total machine or a man for a while. I think the last time. I went on and looked at our oldest Our of when we first named the band we changed it from fireproof or and That was in two thousand twelve about nine years gone on about nine years then. Yup at that point he were a project thing and as you can surely imagine. Everything is a process of mucus absolutely. Oh yeah so. I know you just mentioned that. You change the name a couple of different times. Why did you finally settle on. The name saved scarlet named you. Mind if i take this one just based off of what. I've heard during our interviews. Sure absolutely joshua thank broken so Say by scarlet. Something that we settled a and i wanna start off by giving credits in my brother who actually coined the name i He really brought it to the table between myself and another of one of our band members at the time and again this goes back probably around like well. I'm not with two thousand twelve and you know he brought. It comes to the table and we were all like. Yeah this this could actually work like we could actually see in picture this name being used but for a greater purpose than just the way that it sounds all the time It was more or less because it captured our vision in our vision was to see people getting saved in coming to christ through an authentic encounter that is relative to the needs of the people. And i say that because in the bible in the book of joshua on there's a story of like when god's people into the city of gosh am i getting the strongest jericho jericho okay. So it was jericho. So the gods people go into the city of jericho. And god's hope behold i am going to destroy the city But there came a point where they actually Room and boarding with a prostitute. She was actually like boarding men of god because god her her name was rahab and so again here. We are like with the picture that god will end can use anyone with a willing heart no matter what they've done in their past matter what they are doing in their current You know there's no there's no divide that he can't cross to capture a heart but the lord. So i digress. A little bit rahab saves these men by throwing out scarlet robe from the room that they were staying in and essentially she helps whisks them away because there is like some evil men in the city who are trying to kill these men of god and so because rehab. I obey god's allow those individuals who were gods people to room and board with her on. Actually it was on the roof of her house. The bible says she hid them. She knew that there was something special about them. She was living a worldly life living in the world. Heart of the world But g recognized the light inside of these men and so when she houses these guys in protected them from being killed she then like help them escape in the men of god turned around and during their escape instead because of your faithfulness to us into god for being obedient in helping Basically height us from trouble if you put a scarlet robe hanging outside of your window by twenty four hours from now. There's going to be an enemy army that comes. Enraged the city in everyone will be killed except for you because of your obedience the lord and this is really just a picture of action reaction rahab. She listened to the voice of god. Allow these men to bore on top of her home even though she did not even know who god was but see. This is how christians even come to be because it's people who are living a got a worldly lifestyle Who become converted. They can be used by dod end. So really on the name say by scarlet is amplified Not only through this story in the book of joshua. But it's also edified in prophetic in that jesus would come in. Shed his blood On the cross as a sacrifice Akra feist himself right and rahab sacrifice for tyne. She sacrificed her own life. I mean she would have been beheaded if anyone had found out that she was hiding fugitives aka. The men of god. So my point is the answer to your question. Impulse is that saved by scarlet is a story. It's not just a title is not just a name that we through on the wall to see if it's document Stuck no it's it's got so much. Deep rooted meaning and purpose in the beauty of by scarlet. Is that when you say the name you are. You are literally talking about what jesus did on the cross obeying his father and one of the coolest points about that story to By add on matt is the heart rate have actually asked them will serve you. We saved my family too and And they said yeah. God's going to deliver your family because if this so even though her family didn't know about that situation going on her family know god god still use the profits and allowed them to say we're going to save all of your family not just do because you're that's like a really big part of it. The whole prophetic art with jesus dying on the cross those depiction of that essentially. But that's deeper. Theology will get into that now but Yeah such beautiful story and not really really captivated me when i read that and abroad so the guys i had matt and not others and we all really thought it was like wow this is this is tight man like but notice that the theme in is hope in that god speaking to me to me about that a lot and two other band members. We not only want to bring music to the table. That is authentic relatable really catchy something that sticks in your mind but also has enough progressive rock in it that gets guitarist and musicians like wow okay i can get with this That is though to speak the hook. But the underlying current of say by scarlet is hope because we are all saved by scarlet. Not only that. In the name by scarlet you know the blood of jesus scarlet red so in the name. It's saved by the blood of god. Exactly thank you alex. In conclusion rehabs family was saved by scarlet rope that was thrown out the window as symbol right saving grace and we also see under the protection and love god sending jesus diana ross is garlic blood. You know it's they both are one and they both are what early. Crocs is sauce. That's awesome so hell are the members of saved by scarlet. This twenty seven just turned twenty. Seven on may twenty nine actually and Nate twenty five being twenty six in january man. I got kids older than you guys. I would say well my ages but with twins so okay so let me. Let me ask you since as you guys are twins. Who's the oldest adams twenty Adam our drummer. He's a twenty one right twenty two. Yeah i think he's the baby of the group on the only in here but he's actually been planning music longer than me so so. I have to ask as you older brother. Do you ever pull that older brother card. No twelve minutes but man could run a couple air. But man. I if i had a twin brother those twelve minutes younger than me. I would definitely pull that card. Hey i'm older than you. Are you have to do what i tell you to do. Yeah i don't know why especially you know when you were growing up right year. Old kids older than you are. You have to do what i tell you. I know. I feel like definitely be like a movie. S so what does this. Nice question is a two part question. What is your favorite thing as well as your least favorite thing about being on the road. I mean personally. My favorite thing about being on the road is you know. Get into your spoil a little bit while you're driving out you get to see all the new sights get see everything new you know. I mean i've only travelled out. What once or twice with you guys always thing point. Yeah this'll be the third time. We're barack obama third time. So you know to like after the show get to explore out to do different events around and we have so much fun like you know caisley will like livestream via bet like our little crazy moments and so much fun and playing shows and stuff like that as a blast within itself. I wish i give that experienced people. It's one of the best. It's so true. I know it's definitely something to Definitely rebel alex. I kind of feel empathetic for individuals. Who aren't able to financially or even just made me talent wise on be able to do something like what we do. We're really really blessed myself out after day. Trust any other for at least favorite things but being on the road least favorite is definitely the drivers that we run into on the road. We've gone through. May we've gone from tennessee to Hampshire to main to rhode island and massachusetts To connecticut is another one Mail we've gone through. Virginia we've gone through quite a few states on this side of the coasts. The worst that we've ever seen was in tennessee. All my goodness in the city. Part of tennessee man that we could have written a song by say by scarlet about that entire experienced called. I can't believe. I made it out alive awesome. So if if you guys go on the road month-long tour with two other bands any two other bands. Month-long toured lineup. What were those two other bands. Be lynn maj. Soon is in alex. You guys wanted to take this one. You go first Well it would be amazing to go on tour with war of ages which were actually going to be performing with August thirty august at seoul. Best on the rock day we were super pumped about I would say for a second. England touring with the bible would be amazing. Yeah it would be like hop. That's like i was gonna say. Hey kevin if you're watching this man. You're awesome bro. love what you do. That's so awesome. Alex yelling disciple with the same opening outcome for well. That'd be nothing left right. yeah no i. I love the guys in an award of ages. Also you know those. Those guys have been doing it for years and it in my opinion. They are extremely underrated. There's a lot of people that you know you mentioned vases. And they're like who And it's just like really you. Yeah it is very surprising. Actually like they're honestly Another that would be really cool to travel with that. I've actually thought about recently is even something like demon honor which even though they're like a slightly different like genre they're more like metal metal on as opposed to like metal core but like honestly it still would be such a cool opportunity be sharing a stage with any individual who has literally brought people to christ through heavy rock heavy metal. Like whatever you wanna call it. As long as it's more than just jesus not see this. I know that we could probably turn into the sequel. That's funny ob okay. So when you're on the road d- guys prefer fast food or a home cooked meal preferred or what is reality. Which would you prefer if you could handle alex. That's all you brother. 'cause on the The heavy eater in the group. It's pretty bad I mean. I always love fast food but i mean nothing can be home-cooked meal seriously. You know i would love that like seriously or or you go into like a hotel. There's a good good restaurant right nearby. On the man ya i love that yes restaurants. That's where it's at a home cooked meal at a restaurant now. The fast food is not something i i. I like doing fast food once today. But if it's more than one meal in a day it's like yeah it's it's it's too much man. You know this too much. No absolutely what is the furthest you guys have gone to perform. Show has ever went. Was i wanna say for actual legit show. Yeah it would be main Or over four hours away. Actually i think it was four and a half right to the What's it called. No it was for hours but then the place that we are being booked to stay over at was a half hour from there on the opposite directions. Yeah you're right. I think those now is our show with disciple actually ice. What do you guys. I don't probably gonna get all all kinds of thoughts on this. What are your guys is musically influences individually as well as pam. I mean well i My stories little there. I didn't really grow up listening to. Actually i mean skill. It's been one of my skill. i didn't even know what a christian band So definitely one of my influences ben. Simple people. I probably wouldn't be playing guitar. That was percents gates is so lows the way he does like the way he just breaks down as solos. Like to me that stats. Nothing can be that and now a lot less slipknot with mick thomson with you know. His guitar leads and the way he does that. You know i. I grew up around. Music and metal has been a main main influence. From even when i was young. So you know. I just like i'm self taught. I can't reach tabs. I have no music theory at all. I just play by feeling. Do a great alex. Alex actually recently gave his life to the lord. Which has been such an amazing amazing thing to like to be a part of into see. Alex were so proud of you man. Just wanna put that out there for people who may not understand you know Hearing about some of your your background music influences and stuff and you know those some of those artists have some very great qualities. There's also a lot of negative qualities that people will capitalize on which is somewhat understandable. But i just wanted to put that out there on contact. What about you matt. What about you nate. Musical influences me. Oh my goodness. I'd have to say not number. One is definitely skillet even though we're in a more progressive rock stage There was a time actually season Where i was like really really interesting skillet for probably like six years. You know. I had like every single album. Listen to All their songs Learn three quarters of all their songs on guitar by heart and by ear And tablets her and so they've been a huge huge influence them in red thousand foot. Crutch but I've slowly moved away from that I like probably would say another huge influence. Be something like it's wage war and wage war. I'm trying to think of another one. Actually lincoln park a big time to ans- definitely. Let's already mentioned read of crunch nate. What are some other listened to nate's actually in my My place right now. And i'm i'm drawing a blank Mike i'm not gonna lie a long day. Oh my gosh so many dude. There's me as. I have literally diamonds though deep into the rock metal metal or even a little bit of black metal Like around net. Like i literally no every name like you name a name. I know it. As far as what i like to listen to. Or what inspired me. Though that that's different It would definitely be jillette back when they were in the Comatose collide album era and Awake was kind of the closing of that really. Really good era for skillets They entered into a different type of era. You will Which isn't bad. I just different And then oh definitely read red definitely hit more of the emotional part of things kind of A little less fun to play on guitar but definitely a little more emotionally hurt hitting and also Advocating for king definitely hit home in four today. Those are kind of my metal for anyways. Work my metal or a type of influences memphis may fire all. Okay now. they're all coming in me. As one of my prominent ones honestly hiller to i would say probably pillar skillet memphis may fire and ford today. They've nice. I do you guys ever feel anxious or nervous before you hit the stage anxious or nervous. About what the stage. Yeah i was gonna say depends sometimes. Were anxious in nervous if the stage is even a hold We're about to deliver to be honest with you. And i'm not joking like literally bring like geysers in platforms than in lights just so much confetti cannons and stuff and if the state aid is really tiny. I am nervous that i am going to crush every single white fixture on that stage by accident during my spins and stuff. There's moments where. I've done this twice before shows where i've literally blanked. I remember the first ever show. I did with these guys It was Rock at the mill. And we just got through prayer and We're gonna have to tiny stage little tiny set up. I think it was like what's forty five people. Someone caught well to give context. This was during the pandemic season so we still during the pandemic. So hey don't hate. This was like your rashomon. Like i don't know two years that no you know it was. It was a yours because yeah it was. It was about a year but not a year to playing with some very big bands right before that. But i remember before your time alex new warriors be a so now our member on we just got through prayer as we had dinner and then We got through prayer. And we're about to head up and as we're heading up. I look over to matt and i'm like matt of blanket out here. What's the intro. To out of darkness. Dude is the same as the synthesizer done that. I don't like okay. Good we got an iv rockstar whole show out and it was just. That's all i needed. Was that first little pickup. Yes sometimes that's all you need and like literally after that that first note i mean at first i was kinda like in the coroner kinda backed up guys like okay. How do you go about this. And then i think it was like second song i did. I was a all right. I'm gonna make this next one count. I don't care what happens. It's i'm gonna make account. And i it would just went from there and i had an awesome night. It was so much fun. And honestly i can't believe this is my life now now. A good one alex Personally i would say it's not very often to be honest. I get nervous My brother and i are both very social people. We've been hosting social gatherings. We've organized concerts fundraisers. We graduate with a bachelor's degree in social work. We work with the of mental health Like there's so much social binks going on and my brother and is lives that we've always been pretty social on me. Personally when i get on stage. I feel alive man. I've practiced my brother. He helped build a stage in our in our basement. And i helped Build all the rest of the stuff you know in just it literally is like a venue down there and what we do is we go down there and we practice and we act like it's a real show is more our practice. Yesterday i sweat through to shirts. I had to change twice. And that's a that's how you get to a professional level man that's hard work and dedication and you know. We don't have the practices like that. But we do it. Til it's like solid still. We know like the back of our hand can do it in the dark. You name. it blinds goes your is But yeah it's just honestly a. I literally can't remember the last time and it's just so so fun i love it in. Its feel god told me to do to But i do know that a long time ago when i was younger as a kid I was performing at a talent show. And i was really nervous because i didn't have enough time to practice the song so that would be my answer. I mean definitely. You know the the bands that when they get up there on stage and they just they really nail every single part you know you can tell the bands that that truly put their heart and soul into it. The practice apart from the band's who you know. Hey guys let's get together. You know once every two weeks and practice and if you know. I mean that's that's okay for banned for bands to do but obviously you have to go at it like you said you know you have to go at it like it's a real show right. Exactly you play like you practice you practice like you play right like even yesterday when we were practicing mean alex for clapping our hands you know in the interlude one of our songs and looking out as if there was a crowd there you know when just trying to let that also that like little bit of fried down where it's like. I don't wanna i don't need. I don't need to do the motions. I don't need to do this that the other thing you know. Nobody's here but like there's really a part of yourself that when you get on a stage in theatre or musical productions compositions performing any sorts. You really have to let yourself go. That might want to not practice. Certain things just because of comfort ability right absolutely. So what are you guys is testimonies. How did you guys each become christian. Mine's gonna take a while. I was a long long journey. Alex do you want to describe that but like in a wrapped up version and we'll try and keep it clear and concise so basically. I was with another band. I'm still in that. Bank called champ consequence and so i've been wanting to music my whole entire life and Like i've been looking for bands. And so finally i john. I ended up joining a band called chain of consequence We ended up writing out songs and stuff like that Will to to the people in the bank. How a left for a little bit was on hiatus. So as me and my fifty-three-year-old drummer who can still shred on drums by the way surprising And we wrote out a song called the new pope. So i right out. Scrap rich just like ordering and stuff like that then. She wrote out drum parks. So would this on after a while he ended up like He was going to go into schooling truck driving. So it turned out to a point where we almost didn't even have practice at all like for about a month and then i ended up meeting like already went to rock the block. And that's why. I met nate and i gue- that show. For the first time i got scarlet burst. Time right even joined the bet. So with that Bow after after the with channel consequence is when they had a meeting re at denny's and ended up meeting not for the first time. And like i think it was before that when shannon consequence start fall like i. I was struggling with religion at the time i was lake Struggled with my own demons and I finally just broke down freight and With that. I still remember what i said. I was like you know father. You know my heart better than any wanted to music. Since i was five years old You know. I don't care about the money i don't care about the fame i just. I wanna play a big show small show. I don't care what it is. You know and i want the band to enjoy my presence there you now. I want to be like And that's when. I met matt about like a month after the denny's and i showed them like we talked about religion for a little bit and we talked about are the bands that were both in and i showed not innate tracks of what i was working on for chain of consequence and i got an offer almost on the spot so well we got to know you a whole lot. More before that buddy. I'm getting. I'm trying to do this as fast as possible. We don't let any just anybody into say by scarlet. There is a area very near process. Well you've known me for a while you know me from long. Matt yachts know me a little bit more. You know we started chilling out Hanging out a little bit. Even before i do so We went through that whole entire process. And you know. I think it was after the denny's is why started praying a little bit more for a band than you messaged me. You literally messaged me with an opportunity to like. Hey how would you like to join on we're doing a music video for Our on the syndrome. We'd like you to be a part of it. And i really thought i was like you know chain of consequences kinda not really gone anywhere at the moment and you know so and fatal fall in was like my other band settled song. That i was in was down just completely down. So i took the offer. We did the music video for. We did a music video for the syndrome and these guys have stairs become a second family. Like honestly i chill with these guys all the time right and it's crazy that it's it's so wild to because he actually came on board and did the music video with us on base but that's not what he plays. He plays rhythm guitar. But at the time for the starting hopefully for the second video beyond guitar is i know. Normally it's amazing when god speaks to you and and like god had really like directed me. Alex ask alexander talk to him. Which was something. That i was not going to initially do. All god's direction. And i'm so glad i did. Because alexan- amazing young man with a lot of talent and no one deserved that part other than him and now so far. Alex you've been seeing over seventeen thousand times in less than five months on youtube. So congratulations are honestly. I never thought a million honestly. If it wasn't for these guys. I would have probably still been either one looking for a band. Still or you know Just seriously i dunno. I was at a point in my life where i was considering giving up guitar one. I was struggling with trying to find the music moments. My life where i was seriously like struggling music and struggling to find myself again but these guys upstairs the polls all of that adamy and just. It's it's been a huge ever since honestly none. It's if you ever want like if you ever want to like seriously here some amazing music. These guys are talented. These guys are the nicest people will ever meet in your life and like honestly. There's there's really nothing bad set up there's never have been once anything bad to say about them. What about you nate. what's your testimony. Oh my goodness my testimony is i'll try to fit out but Basically going through life you know. I was raised in a christian home always taught to respect women to respect the lord and To really follow his principles and do your best Not living perfect because nobody can but really living like jesus would and trying and I had gone through a lot of things. My closest friend who is also my neighbor who is also. My cousin was involved in everything in my world He was hit by a truck right next to my house and he was killed instantly and i lost everything man. That was where i went after. I got out of school. I didn't have any friends other than him. And he was the connection to my other friends so when that was gone all of it was gone. And that's just the way was and It was very very painful time That was the first time. I kind of lost motions for a while where i wasn't able to cry. I was able to really do anything you know and I did my best to really lean on god in certain ways but i was just. I was immature in my face. And i just. I really wasn't at an age where i had full understanding. You know. i was only fifteen years old and So that started my journey really with How teams the lord. Because over time. I ended up getting into a really bad relationship unfortunately and It came to a climax at about five years later I had encountered almost dime three times. And god saved my life all all three times in the third time the last time when i was going to inflict serious harm on myself. dodd literally caused a miracle. And more about that can be found on the surrender. All song that i wrote By by scarlet the blog on google. If you type in behind the song you can find more about that By just know that you're listening to this that it was literally a miracle and beyond but science or anything else could disprove. it was on unworldly and So since that point. I said you know what god i've been. I haven't been giving you my all. I've been trying to do a lot of this my own away and i've just been lost and i just honestly asked him to come into my heart. Change me to direct me to leave me and ever since that day man. I've never looked back. He has completely transformed my life. He's transform the band. He has completely refined me and he's taught me how to teach others and now i'm a leader literally five huge different organizations in my life which one of them is the band of course and i'm just extremely grateful that god saved my life. I'm extremely grateful that jesus died on the cross for the remission of sins and that he loves you know each and every one of us he felt those things that i thought on that cross that day. You felt the things that you felt. Mike you alex and i mean really that just moved me beyond words and that's pretty much my testimony by thursday. Obviously a lot that goes into it. That's the summed up version though has both for for sharing. So let me take a look here you guys see Conquerors has over thirty thousand plays on spotify. I just checked it right before we talked. And from what i understand. You guys are doing some upcoming festivals. Tell our listeners. A little bit about that as well as where they can find you guys out there on the internet and we've alex which one you wanna to okay I will take. I know we are doing river rock. July third Were doing we're doing. Rock the block on july seventeenth right young. And then we're Ones the men's comp were then. We're doing stole fast on a stick which is going to be huge disciple. Were of ages Sleeper was going to be there boiling point a bunch of other bands. It's going to be incredible and August twenty eighth. You're gonna you're gonna do all the shows. 'cause i completely forgot connect is awesome. We're going to be actually. Headlining connects the the rock stage with the letter black august twenty eighth and that's going to be exciting. Were so excited for that. On all of these things can be found on google as well as long as you type in these these names and just make sure you put on concert in new england so that the google registers but on yeah. We're super excited for all of those we're going to be able to bring our fond geysers and special effects and not going to be killer. You're going to see a lot of videos on youtube. So for finding us on social media we have. We just revamped our twitter. We are on instagram spotify soundcloud. We're on on what else expo and of course we're on facebook What else we're based on almost every platform so every going so it's really hard to miss us. Definitely look into us. You know we you know and feel free to contact us. Usually try trying it back as soon as possible. And you know we love it when you guys message and give us support in love. Honestly it's amazing so you know. Feel free to chat us up You know feel free to come to show because trust me your sport means so much and i think it's about pretty much it guys. Yeah i would say. Social media is one of our strong points There are a lot of bands that he no. They focus on touring. and while. that's great. If you don't have a designated person working the social media answering fans questions and directing people get lost and that's been the downfall of a lot of bands actually And that's something that we try to really released a strong with on i head up the social media in our digital distribution and i can assure you that we are on everything out there. Yeah absolutely face so much for hanging out with me today guys and like i tell all the bands that i've talked to I'm that weird guy that likes to stock the band pages. So you know if you if you ever log into your facebook and you see some guy kinda you know. Look around the corner of the you know facebook or something you know. Yeah that's probably me and tell me now you'd be able to tell me real simply man because the fact that my forehead dyke completely red for the next week and you guys have a great night. Thanks so much for hanging out with me. You'd see mad anytime you seem really chill man Hopefully we can do this again soon. Yeah i look forward to. Yes thank you so much really appreciate the opportunity and we'll be praying for 'em halls as well. We love what you're doing in your mission man. Absolutely thank you guys.
"Hello. And welcome to this very special episode of the bible binge. I'm one your host knocks McCoy. And joining me as always someone who's always tying scarlet court outside a window. I'd never wanna be destroyed. Okay, guys. So here's the deal the bible benches show where we take stories from the bible, and we recap them as they were a movie book MARTINI show. Now, we say movie book or TV show because that's what we usually do on our other show about pop culture, the podcast with not and Jamie where we talk about popular culture sacrilege every Wednesday. And before we begin. We just wanna be clear that the bible bench has no gender. The show isn't meant to be evangelical cereal. We just think that the bible has some super dope stories, and we want to talk more about them. And that is more every man or every woman the conversation that will take place in this episode is meant to be more casual not out of disrespect. But in an effort to better understand the story. This particular episode is the sixth and final episode in season dedicated to the shady ladies of the bible. Make sure you get the next episode which is an anew season the bobble head straight to wherever you. Listen to podcasts and subscribe to you the bible. Plus don't forget to follow along with us on Instagram and Twitter at the bible bench. Finally here at the bible bench. We urge you to love others as you love yourself and share the bobble bench on social media. And if you wanna fall along as we go, the main biblical scripture, this will cover is Joshua chatter to okay, Jamie. Let's bring the walls down on this story. Do you understand what I'm referring to? I we should be silent. Like, they were that might be better. All right, Jamie. So we're talking about you know, what's what is this season? Five five. We haven't really talked about this guy. Joshua. We won't talk about. Josh. We really want which is interesting. But he's here. He's lurking. But this is I think when we were talking about doing shady ladies. This was the first character. I think we're both interested in really talk. It was because the Ridgely we wanted to season hookers with heart a gold, and really there's like maybe only one or two gold, and we already covered one of them the previous season, and that is this character. And so I like that she is the finale of the season because I think she is the most misunderstood and beloved shady lady of all. Yeah. And I think in a lot of ways, you know, that very trope you just talked about hookers for the heart a goal. She established that trope it's got like a problematic character who strangely does the right cool thing and. We all love her for which is great. And I'm so I'm really excited about getting talk about this character not a ton of people in the cast on the story. Like, I said we Joshua is a seminal figure in the bible he factors into the story. Just a little bit. But we're not gonna we're not gonna talk about him not going to cast him. So why don't you talk about the characters who will be involved here? Okay. So I up is actually Rahab. She's are shady lady. So what we know about her is that she lives with her extended family in Jericho that is a city in Canaan. She's homeowner. She's also a prostitute in the mid rash. Rahab is named as one of the most beautiful women the world has ever known along with Sarah, Abigail, and Esther and Rahab the name is it's obviously while seated for the most beautiful woman in the world because her name means large or spacious like larger spacious and beauty probably. Yes. Good. Call. Good call. Okay. So for Rahab, you know, you wanna capture someone if you know anything about the character in the story of rehab. You wanna capture? Someone who I think when you look at them. There's a nobility in spirit like someone who no matter what situation they're in. There's just an essence they get. They give off that. You're like, okay. You're going to do the right thing. You're going to be you're going to be a good person, which is a home with Rahab in the story. That's why I've cast this is this is one of my favorite actresses working today. So I was really excited, and I hope you're excited about her to I've casra has Regina king. That's so good. I love her Xena keying Oscar winner, which Oscar winner, most underrated actress working truly. Yeah. Anytime she shows up. It's awesome. So I think she would a great job showcasing one of this one of the real incredible characters female characters of testament talked to me about the the spies. So we have the spies there. The other kind of characters in the story who are going to interact with Rahab the most what we know is very little actually because in the scripture, they're not actually named. However, we look to Jewish tradition to give. This kind of some hints, and they say that the spies were one despise was Caleb. And then one of the spies with was either Pinkus who is the grandson of Aaron brother, or it's the high priest easer, very good. Okay. Very nice for burn association. I so okay for these, and we'll get into actual characterization awesome. So shock you pronounce that correctly. Like, I wasn't ready to be talking that. I was really actually keep talking. Let me tell you. Why like Caleb is the tweet so Taleb for those who don't know in the Old Testament Moses sent out a set of spas. So we've had previous spy work like previously forty years ago. Right forty years ago sent out twelve spies the spies were all coming back to to tell Moses. Can we take this land and five sets of the spies came back? And we're like, Nope. Do it. But this this pair of spies came back. And we're like, yeah. You can totally do it. And that pair spies happened to be Joshua and Caleb. So I like the idea and what we know is. Joshua Caleb are one they're the only people who when they originally left Egypt as slaves. They're the only two that are actually going to make it into the promise me. So I like the idea that Joshua who's leading this group of people would say who should I get to do this very important spa job mass. Bobby from the Pat halo noted ancient person who's probably like good Martin. Good Martin guy. He's to be clear calebs name, depending on how you spell it. Like how it's spelled in Hebrew. It is derived either it either means whole heart, which is awesome. Or traditionally it means dog. Okay. Well, you know, that's consistent with the calebs. I've known in my life. So I feel like we're on the right track there. Yeah. So okay. So we're going to this is going to be complicated. Because I want to I'm going for a vibe despise. Give me in the story, not necessarily a this is actually by graphically. How old they would be. Okay. So I'm throw caution to the wind, and I just want to mail. I won't want establish kind of an expectation of how these spies will act in the store. Okay. So I've got two sets of spies. I'm gonna throw them at you. Okay. I set Ashton Kutcher, and Sean Williams, Scott. Oh from dude. Where's my car? Specially from dude, where's my car? Appreciate that. Or you can pick Bill and Ted from Bill and Ted's. Excellent. Gosh, both of these are so good really difficult choice. I can see on your face, but I'm actually going to go with Ashton and Sean William Scott in dude. Where's my car? You get a sense of like good heartedness and like trying to do good. But not the brightest bulb right in the in the lamp, and so I like that for them. I like that ashen would be Caleb. And let's just go ahead and say Eli's or is going to be Sean William Scott, particularly because what we know about if it is a laser it's Ellie's or was Moses Anza Boras second son and his name means help of my God. Which may simply means on eat help from my God. It's basically means I need the help of nepotism to get anywhere as world devils right for Shaw. Millions. I feel like we could call this, dude. Where's my promised land stuff like that? There's a lot of good. So I'm really excited about that. Okay. Before we get into scripture. Let's let's stab some context. So we know this is about race. Oh, we know the story about Jericho. But like what's up with the Israelites in this specific story? Okay. So if you saw the prince of Egypt, but the musical stylings of Whitney, Houston and Mariah Carey, then you know, a little bit about Moses. So he led the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. They wandered around the wilderness for forty years trying to get to the promised land and lots of hijinks ensued in the wilderness, which was basically why only Caleb and Joshua. We're gonna actually make it Rama slammed because everybody else had to dock has God was like Euler still annoying even out of captivity. So Moses at this point in our story has just died, but the Israelites are close enough to Canaan aka that land of promise to see it with their own eyes. So what's the problem? Well, Canaan is already inhabited by not them. And so the question is like well as a nice subdivision that they're going to kick really lovely people out of. Well, it is if you're HOA supports like incest, geology ritual prostitution and burning kids sacrificial fires God has put out a flyer for new residents. But there is a river between where the Israelites are in the promised land of the Jordan river, but good news. The Israelites aren't some T-word group in a broken down. Greyhound? This is a warrior nation. Like you've lived in the wilderness, all the time. All you have time to do is learn how to fight and like practice fighting in the wilderness because you're gonna need to do it. When you take this land. So Joshua Moses replacement has to be the bouncer and get those folks out of the Canaan clear like that do like, so I is the city of Jericho which is about ten miles north of the Dead Sea. So Jerko heavily fortified city. Like, it's there it's the gay with the promised land. But it's not gonna be super easy to get to the promised land through. But if you can't take down to your co the rest of the land is yours like what you're saying about Joshua because you know, so Moses has just passed away and is important in Joshua. I think leadership continuity is really important to the story like understanding that especially for the Israelites. So he's like Moses the new class or Moses psychology. Years. He's like you've done great, Moses. I'm going to I'm gonna continue this, and I'm gonna be in the mold of you. And I think like you mentioned he's very fatty about observing ten commandments. And just like Moses like you had talked about he he's all about sending spies into the promised land. That's said this time he's like instead of us being super public about spies, which is kind of at odds with the very nature of spidercam. We're gonna be more secretive about okay? Yes. Yeah. Okay. So let's get into the actual Texas's Joshua to verse one us as Joshua's son of non secretly sent two spies from. I'm sorry shit 'em. Like this just. Don't add me. Okay. Go look over the land. He said, especially Jericho. So they went and into the house of a prostitute named Rahab, and they stayed there. So like two sentences. I verse czar, very complicated this sorry. The a lot of Tom Cruise mission impossible is Jamie. Why are these two spies one of which is like super ancient? But like think about Ashton Kutcher, someway, I'm Scott. Why are they at a prostitute house? Well, why are they not at a process? Right. Because it is the perfect place to hide out. Let me tell you. Your identity is encrypted at a prostitute house. Like what happens in the prostitutes? How stays in the process route even if it goes on the roof, and so it's a way for them to remain anonymous, the city would have been on strict guard because look it's not like these, however, many people have left Egypt and it been want. It's not like they've just been wandering out or wilderness, and no one has been talking about it. Right. Right. So people know they're coming for -taining, including the people who live in Canaan and Jericho would've been I'm very strict cards. So if you're going to be really secret about it like which they told us in verse one that he was like be secret. Yeah, they're not going to the embassy. And like, hey, we're here. We're going to see where your weaknesses are one. We won't take advantage of you like it's so I remember was that the it was a Samson dial up. So you made a lot of allusions to this specific story of Samson goes to prostitutes house, right and. You you made the valiant arguments that Sampson was there on a similar similarly noble and chased mission. Maybe we disagreed whatever we did. But now, I bet you're not saying that Ashton, and Sean are there to like get some tale that you're not saying that I'm definitely not saying specifically definitely not saying like that. I do think it's interesting. There's a lot of scholarly debate. And it to me I land with you. It seems like it seems like this is really smart. This is technically smart to do this because it is a place beholden to secrecy. It's not a place where who's here tonight. It's just like we're here for a certain reason. And that's not really going to be. It's not going to be the billboard of the city of why we're here. And there's some scholars who argue and who will even say to this day that she wasn't really a prostitute that the translation is messed up, and that she actually was just an innkeeper. I don't know why we're constantly making prostitutes in keep when in reality like the way the the Hebrew taxed really supports the idea that she was actually. Really prostate. Yeah. Even though she owned the house like even some people are like, well, she on the house. She's just a Madam. I love it rather than personally providing the services. It's like, no, no, she's a business lady. Like, no, this is still prostitution everybody in the house is a prostitute. Except for the two spies. It's like she lives next to marijuana dispensary in like jeans a place that sells candy, but she has nothing to do with the marijuana. That's right. I read scholar who was like how she actually has a business where she makes linen from the stocks on her Ruth how about she just wants a nice dress for the next time. She's a prostitute. That's a great poets, by the way tomorrow. That's a great spin zone. Like, even the ancient storage Josephus. He was like she just kept in. She just rented out rooms, I was only source of income, and that's not uncommon. But it's like, I think we can agree textual, especially when you look at word choice that we won't get into here. She was a prostitute prostate that was the vibe so verse to the king of Jericho was told look someone. The Israelites have come here tonight spot the land. So the king of Jerko synthesis to Rahab bring out the men who came to you and entered your house because they've come to spy out the whole land. So Jamie, my question after reading to versus freaking two verses of this are these spies trashed buys. They're very trashed by because I love the king of Jerko was like look some Israelites have come tonight. So it's like bit in the last like sour in four thirty before you had your continental breakfast. The next day the king of Jere go has dusty a on you does he know that you're in the city he knows who's Houser. It's my favorite thing. But I did appreciate that. In this verse that they were like bring out the they were so respectful of Rahab. And the fact that this was her house, they didn't just barge in and be like, we're searching the place they were just like send out those guys, you know. And I read a couple of things that talked about, and this is kind of piggybacking off what you're talking about. You know, I read through this story was like why does Rahab help them? I didn't understand motivate. I'm always looking for what's the motivation? But you touched on it. When you've got this warrior culture, kind of hovering just beyond your borders. You're like there. They're up to something something going to happen. It's probably not good for us. So everyone was on red alert. So I read a couple things said the king didn't want engage them. Because at this point. They had learned of all the bowels eight one, and they had learnt how God had like had really helped him win these battles. So the king was like what if we engage two guys in like, they ninja turtle all of us in murderous. Let's just ask nicely, and maybe maybe Rahab will give them up. So that we can take them in an easy way. I just think it would have been better for them to have like a cover story. Like, it feels like they walked in there spies, by the way. Just so, you know, a hundred or like we're starting to podcast or like, we're doing a gap year, which graduated and returned find ourselves scalable asking and going ham Kayla. Remember, I was a spot. Just weirdos were spies. She was just like, okay. They seem. I need to help them kind of like what they're about. So verse four, but the woman taken the two men in hidden. She said, yes, the men came to be, but I did not know where they'd come from at dusk. When it was time to close the city gate, they left I don't know which way they went go after them quickly. You may catch up with them versus parenthetical, but she had taken them up to the roof and hitting them under the stocks of flack she had laid out on the roof. So I saw somewhere we're talked about the idea that the king would know that the spies were there. That's not crazy because in a city like Jericho in a specially when you have threat like a burgeoning threat. It makes sense to anyone coming in. There's a customs there was like why are you here? What's going or so much checking in to an in like Rahab ran there would be some kind of hater strangers here. And they look like Israelite. So that makes a lot of sense. I have a question is do we think it's cool that she lied like in because sometimes we we're going to see how Rahab is set up as this like heroine of scripture and we're talking about her in the season. But she did. Lie to the guys. And how do you feel about that like her being like a liar? I feel like you're asking questions, you know, how I feel you know, that I'm like, look, I think I think you can get into the legalism of did she tell a lie. Yeah. I guess she did. But to me, there's a bigger broader spiritual purpose, I read the story. And I think God sent the spies to Rahab because he knew how she could play into the line of Jesus big picture. But he knew how she would handle the situation. Right. So I don't see this as a lie of like, well, she might go to help. She just right. God wasn't like I believe how my gosh. Ray have mad at her. But I love I read one commentary where he wrote consider that she was a pagan center city culture wholly given over to the worship false gods and immorality with no previous contact with the word of God. Or the things of God. What have you done? And I just love it. The commentary writers come in for us the reader, don't even if she don't weirdo. Okay. And now a quick break tight about one of our sponsors prep dish have you abused? 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So that all who live in this country are melting and fear because of you verse in we have heard how the Lord dried up the water the Red Sea for you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did on and off. I'm sure I nailed that and two kings of the east of the Jordan whom you completely destroyed verse eleven when we heard of it our hearts, melted and fear and everyone's courage failed. Because of you for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. So this is transformational to hear this foreigner. Be so recognizing of God. And of y'all in what he's done. I think is particularly interesting. The use of the word melting twice in pretty close. Proximity to each other. I don't really know what that means. But I think it's significant when you're talking about the larger idea. You ask a very valuable question about like, what was her motivation? Right. So what was her medication? I think part of it was when it started. It was just to God's coming in to be take part in the business. Right. And then they probably quickly revealed like, oh, no, please. Don't strip down. Right. We're here for like various reasons, like we're spy and saying who they represent and go we need you to keep a secret. Like, we beat you to keep a secret. And then I think what happened was that could've taken hours. Right. That could have been a couple of hours where they were like, let's talk about this. Let's talk this out, and then her going Ardian mind going. Oh, yeah. I've got to be on team Israelite because I already know who they have on their side. Which is the God. Maybe I don't fully understand nor have I ever understood. But like something has been revealed to me that this is the right thing today. Yeah. And I think it's important to think about especially the I don't know the track record of God of of being able to plant something in someone's heart, and then acting on it, and I think. I don't know that we get any scriptural evidence or like, and, you know, cut to five years before when Rahab was like, I don't know. Maybe that's cool, you know, and to get back to, but I think it's less. I think there's certainly fear element. But there's also recognition of the all in the power and the glory of this God who's taken his people, and they're just destroying people. So she's she's a savvy person she runs an in. She may or may not have sex or make your own dresses, Jamie. But she knows what's up, and she's recognizing this IRA something about Michael Coogan was talking about the book of Joshua more than any other book of the bible contains these narratives, explain the origins of of religious rituals features of the land relationships aspects of Israelite life, and that this legend, he says legend of Rahab in call or whatever you wanna call it exists primarily to provide an answer as to how the Canaanites kind of still existed within the Israel within the Israelite group because you've got this person who should have been annihilated. But why are there still elements of candidates? I think it's because yes certain elements of the population who are faithful, and you are recognizing God's power and glory. And that's like say explains the lineage of why they continue to exist. Right. It's your it's so true. Because it speaks to you that God is not just for his chosen people like God is available to people and we've seen that in story after story after story in the bible binge of God reaching out to foreigners and going. I'm not just here for them. Like, they're not there my Bruce. But like you can come you interested. Let's go Jim Thome. Okay. So in verse twelve now, then police wear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters and all who belong to them, and that you will save us from death. So I like the she's doing a bargain, right? There of like that's another savvy thing like knowing that they're powerful and going. Hey, and I like this. She builds it up a little too like you're the best. I've heard the stories we're all scared. Now, I've done a nice thing for you. Yes. Like, we're gonna need to make some kind of deal. For you to make a nice thing for me as well. That's right. And when you read a couple of things, I know her age is in dispute, but I read a couple scars talked about how young she was at this point. And how part of the contributing factors are motivation is that if she's of a certain age, and she's running a brothel anytime a person like this has given birth to one or more children. It's not like, hey, I running an in an abroa- thel, and I've got a kid in this culture. That would be sacrifice that you referred to a nature way. This is someone who has been all too familiar with the culture of Jericho and Canaan, I culture. So this someone who is ripe for wanting to jump ship and go to something that's more real. Or even if it's not that she has a kid now that she might wanna kit. Sure. And she goes I don't wanna have to sacrifice that child. I would prefer if it didn't sacrifice. Exactly. So they butter and they say in verse fourteen our lives for your lives the miniature at her. If you don't tell what we are doing. We will treat you kindly and faithfully win. The Lord gives us. The land. So she let them down by rope through the window for the house. She lived in was part of the city wall. She said to them go to the hill. So the pursuers will not find you hide yourselves there three days until they return and then go on your way for seventeen. Now, the men had said to her this OT, a swear will not be binding on us unless when we enter the land you have tied the scarlet court in the window through which you let us down. And unless you have brought your father and mother your brothers all your family into your house. If any of them go outside your house into the street their blood will be on their own heads. We will not be responsible as for those who are in the house with you. Their blood will be on our head. If a hand is laid on them. But if you tell what we are doing we will be released from the oath, you made a swear I love the fine print of like they've already gone down the rope. I like the I think they were going on the rope. And they're like man we left that way to white over. We're going to have to rain. This is what happens if somebody gets killed exit mentally reported. He's like your grandfather goes us I smoke break. He gets murdered. That's our fault. If co. Blue not red, you'll dot that's not our fault. That's your fault. Do you understand that this is more complicated than like, the apple terms of service that you have to agree to? And then I love her like looking down at them perhaps. And being like verse twenty one agreed. Let it be as you say. I'm gonna in trouble. If they've on like year because remember, I just lied for you, and I told them that you weren't here. So she sent them away, and they departed and she tied the scarlet cord in the window for twenty two when they left they went into the hills and stayed there three days until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them. Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills Ford the river and came to Joshua son of nun and told him everything that had happened to them. They said to Joshua the Lord has Shirley, given the whole land into our hands. All the people are melting in fear because of us I enjoy the it was probably ended out the Joshua's. Like, hey, select that wasn't a great trip. You didn't do a good job? Like, y'all Bing four-day three and a half days. And all you've told me are people are scared. I was hoping he would like give me some routes. Tell me where guards are standing. What is happened four days on a roof where someone makes it tress? I don't know how that's helpful. But thank you. I guess now I've got to say this. Woman. Let me let me throw this at you. Because any good English major will see this this prop piece. This idea of scarlet cord think that's important that matters. That's significant. What what do you have to say? Like, what is that? When you read that what does that show that feels? I mean, listen, sometimes I love a good like hat tip to something that might happen in the future or has happened in the past. I normally love that this feel too easy. But like I'll let it stand at sounds. I really dark and to see that. I won't just let this be about Jesus. Here's the hard part. You are you were born in the darkness of like legalism in everything is completely as it says. But your heads like, I don't know about that. So this is a fun thing to why I really struggling because I'm like he said that Jesus that's so good. And it's truly it's a hat tip back to previously win the plagues were going past houses, and they had to put the blood on. The doors and so like the door frames? And so for me, I really love the the continuity of it, although to be fair this would have been very common like she's making clothes on the roof like for all her sassy girlfriends who are prostitute. Right. And so it makes sense that it would be a scarlet there's like tied cords. There's all kinds of cords. Anxious hers. No, I like it too. Like, I l- like who knows what it was. Or if it's true if this was played up for metaphorical and symbolic purposes. I like that idea of this whole city will crumble, but this one that's covered with this. You know, scarlet this red cov- cord like it's the one that gets the gets ago. That's that's nice sweet and lovely and to be fair. This was written long before Jesus. Sure. So it almost feels like more of an allusion to what we're talking about Moses which like sidebar, and this kind of tripped me out when they were going like fine print. I started to get really anxious because I remember as a kid reading this of the plagues in like having the blood of lamb and being worried about what if you don't get it. Right. Like, what if you don't get it over the whole thing? Are you going to die these like very deeply specific bargains? That are made they always stress me out. But I think storytelling wise, like, they're really interesting. How they have all. Within the story. They're really good. So that's the universe story for today. So what happened what happened to wrap? Well, she did survive the siege of Jericho in Joshua chapter six we get the story Jericho collapsing. And but the verse says but Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute with her family and all who belonged to her because she hid them in Joshua had sent spas Chiro and she lives among the Israelites to this day Judaism. And Islam say that Rahab Mary Joshua, which can I tell you that my lifetime. Hallmark movie loving heart is really here for that. Or particularly because if you know anything about Joshua Joshua's, he renamed the issue and the English spelling of that is obviously Joshua, right? Well, if you translate you Shula from Hebrew degree. It's the word e Seuss an e Sousse is when spelled in English is Jesus feels like Jesus feels like Jesus connect. It'd be perfect because it'd be like. All connected. However, first of all it's not true because Joshua is not mentioned having married. Anyone in a family is never referenced. And he was also probably truly in his seventies. At the Cosa billion years old. He's so, but he's actually gonna live another forty years so wild it's really weird. But we actually know who she married because Matthew and the New Testament says she married a God, named Salman tough tough. It's very hard to be married to the fish. And they had kids. Did they have good kids? Well, we talked about her son in season one episode five her son was Boaz who married wreath and they had a kid Abed who had a kid Jesse who had a kid name David and season three is all about him. So the prostitute becomes the great great grandmother of king. David, and she is one of five women mentioned in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus I love that. I love the detail on the Babylonian Talmud, which I didn't know was thing. But it is they believe that. If anyone mentioned Rahab. Name they would immediately begin lusting after her because she's so beautiful, and they even went further, according to one rabbi, the MIR invocation of her name might cause the person to have an instant orgasm. Which is just an insane thing to think much less write and rewrite. That's crazy. So basically Rahab was like the voldemort of the bible was sexy stuff. Like, if you bring her name up sexy stuff happened, which is just the crazy thing for her to have it's impressive. I'm not gonna let the interesting the thing about that. That's not it just it feels like it dilutes who she is just pretty and just sexy and just the source of an orgasm. Are you saying that the people in biblical times didn't have the best handle on like how to how to disentangle sexuality with person hood? You know, interestingly enough like her legacy didn't just end with a genealogy of Christ. So those five women that are mentioned in that Matthew genealogy, Mary as one of those women and Rahab is one of those women. Well there. Only other two women who were mentioned anytime later in the New Testament, particularly Rahab makes it into the book of Hebrews and the book of Hebrews includes the hall of faith, and she is mentioned instead of Joshua it mentions Rahab instead. That's awesome. Yeah. Okay. Let's start to wrap up. Let's do our season Centric question. Jamie was Rahab shady lady. She was shady lady. She was even if you take prostitution off the table say she was just an innkeeper of B M Airbnb. Right. She still a traitor she betrays her country. Her people are good reason, though, they were bad they were bad. But it doesn't matter at the end of the day. You're still like I can betray America and think it's because they're bad, but I'm still going to prison. Yes. And that's shady, you know, like, right? I think so it's making the law. I'm not saying she didn't do it for good cause all that was for a good cause. But at the same time like her family survived, but she had no friends. She had no co workers all of those people get murdered at the end of this. That's the interesting tension with story about whether or not she's a shady because like you look at that she betrayed our country, and she's a prostitute fills pretty cut and dried, but like when you think about in those terms, I mean, she felt compelled to betray her country of by the connections. She house with this guy that she believes in. And then also like she's a prostitute. I don't know that we can say she probably chose that. It was probably like this or okay? There's nothing else actually have to be a prostitute. So I think by the letter of the law. She's definitely shady. But I think it's a more complicated answer sharp, you know, but does not define her. That's very good. Let's put on a t-shirt. Okay. Who is the VP in the story. Well, I think it is Rahab like I hurt not the spies. I know here's what I would say about it. It's her heroism her faith her loyalty to her family. It wasn't just about saving herself. It was all of the people that she loved her attention to detail. Like, I'm gonna like put you up on this roof. You're going to stay here. Now, I'm gonna let you down the scored I'm gonna do. You cookie spies? I'm like, the smart one in this group. And it's like, yes, I she didn't just save them. And hope that they would remember her. She was like, oh, no we go need a contract, and I'm going to outline it for you right now. That's right. Yeah. She's monto. I mean, most people in the story for like the bunch of dummies the spies that can Jericho like everyone's not functioning, high brain capacity. But I feel like she is. And she did a great job who took the biggest for you. Gosh, it was the spies. Here's what I love. They come back to Joshua. Now. I'm sure they said other things, but we have in scripture is basically they came back, and we're like this one lady's rooting for us like, that's it, and you were three days. Yeah. I said look at the whole promised land. I said, especially. Eriko, but you. About the Jordan. Is it the water have going to Chicago, visit a waffle house and just being like Chicago's awesome. I love the hash Brown because not only do you have to get all these people across the Jordan. You also have got in a box y'all to argue the government has to make it across this river and literally a in a box, and like all these rules about how that has to happen. And I just poor love poor AARP Joshua who's just like four. The love is like we're going to build a bridge over the shakes out we love shake shack. So that's good. Let's go do that. Do you let my new linen coat that Rahab gaily from the roof mobbing still like with you also give it to the king of Jericho who you clearly had spies in your midst, and yours you chicken or lazy to storm the prostitutes house, which I don't think she had a lot of holding rights. I think you just could've busted in and like nipped in the bud. But you didn't scare that's bad. So bad job. Okay. Let's get to our application will wrap up our. So what who cares? Okay. So you have to think about right. This way, she was a triple crown of marginalization, right? She was a woman she was a Canaanite, and she was a prostitute. But the good news is our faith is not determined by any physical attribute. It's not determined by where you're born. It's not determined by any title, really at all your story can be found in some of those identifiers, of course, because my story is different because I'm a woman or because I come from the southern portion of the United States or even I worked as a podcast, but my story is not finished in those identifiers. We mentioned the hall of faith in Rahab epilogue, and at the beginning of that passage in Hebrews, the author writes, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us fixing is on Jesus the author and perfect her of our faith. Our faith story is being written with a very divan pen, and those stories are sometimes crazy and kooky and even heart-wrenching at times. But those stories are always good. That's awesome. I love that. My takeaway is we started the season with two women. We got Abell Delilah. And I- repeatedly made the case. Yes, they were bad, but maybe less bad than we think because they're badness was only heightened because they oppose traditional biblical heroes. Right. And the point being was that I was saying if we could see the point of view their story, maybe they might look more like martyrs or heroines within their own context right now here at the end of this shady season, and we have this Canaanite prostitute. Who is not of the Israelite culture. She's not been embedded in the ideology. She's not even personally witnessed all the miracles that God has demonstrated and yet she's here, and she's moved to the point of casting everything she knows in a way that Jess Belle Delile would not. And I love the story in half for that. Because I think she looks around. She's like, I know Jericho is where I am. And I know I should just keep it simple and safe and make this life here work, but I just know that there's more out there. And I know even though my prostitute. That's not gonna keep me from trying to break out of this. And I think, you know in life from time to time we get these chances when we're asked g they're double down or. Or change in pivot and those are big moments because it's a rare opportunity to stop in says who you are. And who you wanna be, you know, going back to Jessica and allowed they had those moments and the chosen correctly like Jamie talked about it. Jessica literally had a God showdown between her God. And y'all way y'all way dumped on her gods so hard that everyone was like laughing and talking trash and she still doubled down with her. God. Right. So that that was the wrong move Rahab? She didn't double down on what you always knew though, she changed and she pivoted. She wasn't afraid to examine herself in her life and be open new wisdom in a better way of doing things. That's a risk to be sure. But it's also I think a risk to closure heart off into be stubborn to to new things in new wisdom. 'cause I think when we do open our hearts than an effort to be better. I think God his way of being able to break down the walls around us that are holding us captive. Just exactly like he did for Rahab. And lastly before we go we're gonna end with an accountability saving. We call gentle rebuke with our resident bible scholar airmen as is tradition. We send this episode of Aaron and she in turn replies with her. Issues which we will now face the music for and full disclosure. Aaron is the CEO of our company the podcast meager, but she's also a professional bible studies writer and editor, and she's been empowered and given full immunity to check our biblical tones inadvertent sacrilege or any biblical elements. We've misrepresented or misinterpreted long the way the general buke is sponsored by here. Now, the newest book from Kate Merrick. Do you ever feel like you just wanna push the fast forward button on your life? Well, Kate merit gets it. And now she sharing her story to help you check back into your real life and be present with your people. Learn how with here now by Kate Merrick. Kate has made a chapter here. Now available to listeners of the bible bench. Just text present. That's PR E S E N T two thirty one thirty one thirty one that's present to three one three one three one. And now, here's the gentle rebuke, our first, general view, Jamie. Hey, guys. So an interesting side note, both Hebrews eleven thirty one and James two twenty five which are the two places in the New Testament that speak of Rahab indicate that Rahab had put her faith in. Jehovah before the spies ever got Jericho. I just thought that was interesting. Yeah. I'm glad she mentioned that 'cause I didn't all the reading. I did. I never found. I couldn't tell if it was just she was like these guys were cool. I want to convert what the motivation was I like to that. You know, our conversation about her like her job. It's complicated. Right. Like if she's put her faith like there's no reference to like, I'm not running this house anymore. Like because I've like because there is this idea like, oh, you're on the way. And then you turn your u-turn way from that. And it's like, no, I'm still in the midst of this work, but I'm also believing in God, I'm Anthony interesting conversation as complicated. She's like, I can't I wanna be an Instagram fluence. But I gotta get swipe up. So I'm just until swipe up. I'm gonna do this. This thing that. Yeah. No that works Diller be Aaron it's good. No, find next view Rahab is the only person mentioned in the Hebrews hall of faith with a negative. Label attached to her name prostitute, David's not mentioned as an adulterer Samson's not mentioned as a dummy, but Rahab who converts an assist the spies in leading Israel to victories still gets labeled a prostitute. But I loved that. This doesn't take her out of contention for inclusion in God's family, John Calvin says, quote, in the fact that a woman who had gained shameful livelihood by prostitution was shortly after admitted into the body of the chosen people and became a member of the church. We are furnished with a striking display of divine grace, which could penetrate into place of shame and draw forth from it, not only Rahab, but her father and other members of her family into quote, I do think it's important to note that many women who have to enter into the work of prostitution don't do it because they are sinful or love extramarital sex. But because they need to provide for their family or they've been forced into it due to religious or economic pressures. We can't know why Rahab was prostitute. But we know the story, and I think Jonathan Merritt says it best quote you, and I don't get to choose who sits at the table and quote. Praise. God for that. Okay. Yeah. There's not a ton to add. I love the the, quote, she's you, and I don't get to choose sits the table. That's that's good stuff. And I like this. She put it out because I never thought about this before about the fact that all these other guys who are mentioned many of them have real issues like they made huge mistakes. But somehow there there label is different than hers. And I like, I appreciate that. She pointed that out because I think sometimes we can be like, I don't know. I think sometimes we can read this and forget that like still this was written by this might have been influenced by the way, people saw the world. Yeah. Because it's like a one hand. Yes. One hundred percent agree on one hand. I can get it a little bit because I think the origination of like, David or Samson is a judge or after God's heart where Rahab origination is a brothel runner or whatever. So it's like that a foundational part is is there. Entity. But I do a hundred percent agree that there is not a universal. I dunno. Not disparity. But some things are overlooked guys. And somethings will never be overlooked with women, especially with Rahab. But I'm glad that she. I'm glad that she's in the hallway. I'm glad that we have that idea that like, it's not whatever you did whatever you didn't do maybe defines you a little bit. Maybe it maybe it's the shorthand we identify you with. But that doesn't matter the beauty is God can take that thing that maybe brings you. Shame and an eighty and God can go I can use that. I've noticed issue. All day long. Don't worry about that are Jamie. That's gonna do for this episode of the bible before you go. Please. Make sure that you are subscribed to our newsletter. You go to the bobble binge dot com slash newsletter. And here's why this is the last episode in the season, we hope even joined it and season. Six is actually we've already recorded the first episode. It's already in the works. And it's coming sooner than you think. 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The Disciplines of a Disciple: Studying Gods Word to Teach Others
"You're listening to a new beginning with greg laurie. A podcast made possible by harvest partners. Helping people everywhere. No god visit our website and learn more about harvest partners at harvests dot. Org if you're going to be a disciple of jesus you need to carefully reads studying and live. According to god's or pastor greg. Laurie points out. An important characteristic of disciples. We need to import the truth of god's word into our lives and then exported to others everything i need to know about. God and life itself is found in the bible and as disciples. We are to learn it first and then we are to share it with other christian. Disciples are in the import export business. Now it's not persian rugs or spices from india. Its truth from heaven. God's word gives us everything we need to know to grow as committed followers of the lord and today on a new beginning pastor greg. Laurie points out that. It's up to us to import those troops into our lives and then look for opportunities to export those principles into the lives of those in our circle of influence. These are disciplines of discipleship man. Quick question how many of you want to hear. God speak to you today from his word. Raise up your hand good. That's that's most of you will really comes down to how you listen how you listen in others different ways to listen. You can listen passively. You can really not listen at all or you can listen intently. You need to listen as though your life depends upon it because it does because what we're looking at is from god himself. Let's say you were going to be a skydiver. How many of you have ever gone skydiving. Raise your hand up while. I'm impressed by that actually. I've never gone skydiving. I don't plan on going now. My plane was on fire and there was a shoot. I would go skydiving okay but apart from that. I don't envision that happening. But i think if i was going to go skydiving i would listen very carefully to mind instructor. Ri- like how to use this shoot. Where is the ripcord. When do i pull the ripcord. Why would i listen to them carefully. Because my life depends on it in fact i did hear a story of a guy who went skydiving for the first time he jumped out of the plane. Five seconds slater he pulls a ripcord nothing happens. He starts to panic he pulls it harder still. Nothing happens any remembers. He has another. Shoot a backup. Shoot he pulls out ripcord and still. Nothing happened suddenly. He looks down a much to his shock. He sees another guy in the air. Except this guy's going up as kind divers going down so this guy ever yells to the guy. Hey do you know anything about skydiving and the guy yells back. No do you know anything about lighting gas. Stoves you listen. Listen to your instructor because your life depends on it will. Here's what the bible tells us now about discipleship. That's our series discipleship. The road less taken. Let's review what we've already learned and if you're writing notes you may have missed one of these points that you might wanna john down five things we've already learned about what it means to be a disciple number one. The disciple of jesus christ loves god more than anyone or anything. That's based on luke. Fourteen where jesus said. If you want to be my disciple humus hate your father. Mother y brother sister and your own life and we pointed out to you that the lord of not telling us to literally hate someone but to love him more where our love for god would be so strong our love for someone else would be like. He did in comparison so point number. One love god more than anyone or anything else number two. The of jesus christ takes up their cross daily emphasis on that word daily and follows christ and we learned that what that means. Is you die to yourself. You put god first number three. The disciple of jesus turn the title deed of their life over to christ the title or the pink slip. If you will. Jesus said there in luke fourteen. If you wanna be my disciple you must i say. Call that you have. It does not mean we have to take a vow of poverty to be a believer or a disciple but that phrase for say goal that you have means surrender your claim to or simply acknowledge everything you have comes from god hence the point. Turn the pink slip or the title of your life over to god number four a disciple impacts our culture. Jesus pointed out that we're the salt of the earth and in the first century salt was used to stop the spread of corruption of the writing. Process you'd rub it into the meat to preserve it. Salt stimulates thirst and the same way as a follower of christ we speak out against evil and we speak for christ hopefully living alive so godly. It causes others to have a thirst to know him. In fifth and lastly a disciple brings forth spiritual fruit because scripture tells us here. And we'll they know you're my disciples. The you bring forth much fruit all right without a mind. Let's talk about the things that a disciple does to stay strong spiritually. That's why i've called this message. The disciplines of disciple disciple comes from the root word disciplined. They're routed together but we don't like discipline right. That's hard you know. We wanted fast. We wanna now. We don't like to wait for anything anymore. You want to get a book or some item of clothing or whatever it is you want. Why go down to the mall. Disorder it on amazon dot com. And if you're a prime member you might even get same day delivery. You want to watch a movie. Why go to a theater now. Download it on. I tunes or or maybe watch it on net flicks or you know you wanna find the news out. You don't have to wait for the news to come on at six o'clock in the like the old days you go to twitter right now. What's going on. Get the news feed from that or if you want to find. Some information out. Gone are the days of the encyclopedia britannica. How many of you remember those some of them. Some you used to be able to buy them. They'd come to your house sometimes. Very impressive set of books. I ain't gotta set years ago. Even the title the encyclopedia britannica intelligent telling people about it. Here's my set up the encyclopedia britannica. Have you read them no. I've never read them but they look nice. Don't they and the problem was when you did get around to reading them. They're already dated right. Hardback books already dated. Now we just google information not that it's always accurate because anyone can pretty much say anything and it's not vetted many cases but we like to get things quickly so we hear at following christ and taking up crosses and disciplining ourselves and slowing down and mediterranean. And god's word that is like alien information with your. God says. Be still and know that i am god so what i'm going to share with you. Now is an absolute essential for being a disciple. If you're going to be a disciple of jesus you need to slow down and learned a lesson bringing me to my six point a disciple will carefully read study and live. According to god's word a disciple will carefully read study and live. According to god's word what does that based on jesus said in john eight thirty one. He said these things those who believed in him. If you continue in my word you are my disciples and he will know the truth and the truth will set you free you know. Sometimes i is taken out of context. You know man. The truth is set you free. And here's the truth and we'll use it to describe all kinds of truth and quotes that we might pass on. But this is very specific. Care is not just any truth. This is pacific absolute truth found exclusively in scripture. The context is reading studying knowing and living scripture. That truth will set you free. This is the only absolute truth the truth we find in the bible because god says the word is true. Jesus says i am the way what the truth and the life. This is the only absolute truth. We can be certain of in life. And when i understand what god says about life it sets me free for instance you might think. Oh god doesn't love being. He would never forgive me my sense check out the truth in the bible which says if you will confess your sin. He's fetal adjusted. Forgive your sin in cleanses from all unrighteousness. All know. I've messed up. I'm condemned god won't hear my prayers. Hey opened up the bible and read the truth. Man romans eight one there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in christ. Jesus i continue in the truth in a moment. Pastor greg points out we should either be being disciple by someone or we should be disciples. Someone else it's an important part of god's plan more on that in a moment we send these daily studies out via radio satellite and over the internet and we don't always know how these messages are touching lives. Hey pastor greg. I stumbled onto your daily bible studies one morning while listening to the radio i became so interested in the way you explain the bible but then the station went off the air. I searched and was able to find your google podcast and now listen to you every day. The way you explain the bible stories has finally let me connect with the lord in a way have never been able to before. I grew up attending christian school and church. And i've always believed in god. But i'm thankful to your ministry because it was like someone finally turned the lights on and connected the dots. After all these years it took someone across the country for me to finally explain things in a way. I can understand. I appreciate you and thank you for turning on the lights So grateful to hear of the changed lives through harvest ministries. And if you'd like to download pastor breaks podcasts. You can do that through google apple or spot a fine or go to harvest dot org that's harvest dot. Org today pastor. Greg is hearing those things. Genuine disciples do. We have a message called the disciplines of a disciple. Everything i need to know about god and life itself is found in the bible. How many of you believe that. It's true everything you need to know you don't need extra biblical books or special revelations from people know everything you need to know about. God is on right here in this book. That you hold in your hand and as disciples we are to learn it first and then we are to share it with others. Let's again review. The great commission met you. Twenty eight jesus says go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father son and the holy spirit listen teaching them to observe all things that i have commanded you and low end with you even to the end of the age so i'm learning and teaching as i've said as a follower of jesus i should either be being disciple by someone right should be disciple ing someone else passing this truth on. Paul writes about that in colossians. One twenty eight. He says so. We tell others about christ warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom got has given us we wanna present them to god spiritually mature and their relationship with christ. Listen to this you cannot take people any further than you yourself have come. You can't take people any further than you yourself have come in. Here's a problem. We're aware of that. And you know maybe. We're not as far down the road as we ought to be as followers of jesus and i i message. I pointed out that some who have known the lord for ten years. Twenty years are still kind of big spiritual. babies devon learn to feed themselves spiritually. They haven't become a tour as they ought to. But listen you ought to be so mature and your faith that you could say someone. Follow my example. You say new greg. You're wrong we should never ask people to follow her example. We should just tell them to follow. Jesus that's a cop out. You should be living a life in such a way where you could say as the apostle paul said imitate me is i imitate christ. I corinthians eleven one beaming tater of me a follow my example and listen if you like it or not people are looking at you as a visible representative of jesus christ and they're making evaluations about god. According to the way that you live it's a lot of pressure. I don't like that well. They're doing it so deal with it. That's being a disciple. Is we accept that. I mean what if the church is filled with people just like you would if everybody else in the church was just like you are would if everyone in the church read the bible as faithfully as you read the bible. Would we be a bible studying church. What if everybody in the church worship god just like you. Would we be a worshiping church. Have everybody in. The church gave their finances as faithfully as you do. Would we have a church that supported. What if everybody in the church shared the gospel as often as you do. What would it be like what others were just like you would if they walk like you and talk like you and dress like you heard about a guy that wanted to get married in the worst way so he found a girl he was in love with. You took her home to meet his parents and his mother didn't like her so he went on to found another girl brought her home still. The mother didn't like her so then he went out of and go. That looked like his mother talk like his mother dress like his mother in every way this girl was like his mother but his father didn't like our so. This is so being. A disciple is walking with jesus in such a way that you say to someone else. Follow my example. Well craig we messed up. I know we mess up. We all do. I do you do. But that doesn't excuse us from being an example. Now listen he says if you continue in my word then are you my disciples. This is translated. Where if you abide in my word you're saying well. What does this mean. Well jesus says in. John fifteen if you abide in me and my words abiding you will ask what will in it shelby done unto you. What does that me. The word abide means. Think of a tree planning your roots deeply into kreis soaking up the nutrients growing each and every day staying in a given place staying in fellowship with him. If you continue in my word dinner you my disciples if you abide in my word another word for or jesus says if you abide in me and my word abide in you. Then you'll ask for whatever you wanted. It'll be done and i'll tell you why because you'll start praying for what god wants you to pray for. That's the objective of prayer. Not getting gone to do it. I want him to do. It's kidding me to do with god wants to do. If you continue in my word then you are my disciples. That means you studying. That means you memorize it and ultimately a means it affects your thinking in ultimately your living and everything that you do. I love how someone describes that man that walks with him and it says his delight is in the word of god in it does he meditate day and night. The word meditate means to ponder actually in the root means to chew. Chew your food to think it over. see i think. sometimes we. We read the bible with comprehension. We see it as a religious duty. Mechanically read three chapters. Read three chapters. What were they about. I have no idea. But i read three chapters and i can prove it but if it doesn't affect your life if you don't even understand what you read you'd be better off reading three versus. I mean i'd rather you read one chapter of the bible slowly carefully with contemplation. Asking the lord applies to your life. Then read ten chapters so you bragging rights. It's possible to read. The bible out appeared duty and not remember anything sort of like dorian finding nemo remember she was always forgetting or maybe you read the bible like some self. Help book positive principles. What's much more than that. I need to understand that. This is the berry word of god and i read it that way. I am now reading the word of god. I am reading the autobiography of god. And i believe that this book will speak to me. I love what martin. Luther said paraphrase. He says the bible is alive. It has hands it. Takes hold of. It has feed it cheeses after me. It's alive and it's powerful and sharper than any two edged sword of. We must approach it like that Pastor greg laurie with great insights today on a new beginning about the importance of the word of god in discipleship and eleven additional thought from today's study before we go. If you weren't able to take notes during today's message you can get an instant. Replay by going to harvest dot org. Just look for the study called the disciplines of a disciple and then it's a privilege to have passed. Grace wife kathy with us today. She's joined by shannon bream anchor of fox news at night on the fox. News channel and shannon has just authored. A wonderful new book called the women of the bible speak. The subtitle is the wisdom of sixteen women and their lessons for today cathy. I found the one chapter that you wrote about esther and rahab and you talked about being prepared for the or rahab moments that will come into our lives and i was wondering if you could give an example maybe from your own experience of what a moment like an ester rahab moment would look like yeah i think about their so much that god is preparing and planting along the way and all of our stories and when we were making every effort to be in his will and walk with him. I think about even things scripture memory i think about versus i learned as a kid that come back to me now just so when those moments come you don't even think about it. It becomes natural that. That's something pops up in your mind. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Oh lord my strength and my redeemer or about putting on the full armor of god. So i feel like having those things tucked away committing them to memory Can be encouraging can be helpful. We know that christ himself use scripture when he was confronted by the enemy to shoot down every lie of his knees. He's coming at us with lies every day about who we are what we're worth and i think for women especially they need to know. We are created in god's image. We are precious in his sight. We are daughters of the king as believers and so. I think being able to to call on that truth when the lies. Come that tell you you aren't worthwhile. You're not chosen You don't get this job or this relationship falls apart. We don't know how you're gonna pay the rent. I mean there are struggles in every single day. I mean for me it really was the years of living in chronic pain that were sort of and rahab moments for me. How will i rise to this occasion. Can i get through this and Scripture was a huge comfort to me in those times. When i thought i can't make it through one more day i can't And i think we will face challenges whether there sudden losses illnesses rejection or betrayal. Whatever it is. We're all going to get there. So i think having the roots having the scripture buried in our hearts so that we can call out live from the enemy based on that scripture. I mean to me. Those are all things we can do to prepare for esther and rahab moments. We hear so often that phrase for such a time as this which is from esther story and it's important to remember that when mordecai her uncle came to her to explain the message to her that the entire jewish people were under attack and would be annihilated without some kind of intervention for her. He asked her to go to the king but she knew she went. To the king unbidden he could have her put to death and we have to remember her story. She didn't immediately say okay. I'll go she said have all the jewish people fast for three days. At the end of that i will go and if it costs me my life. I will go because mordechai at said her. Don't think if you don't rise to this occasion that somebody else won't and that you won't be protected as well so it's good. I think to remember in her story. There was some hesitation and fear in there but she asks for the help of fasting and for the for the jewish people and she then committed she would go on. Despite what fears she may have had to brave in the moment so You know there's preparation in rising to those moments. That shannon bream speaking with cathy laurie about her new book. The women of the bible speak their such deep inspiration in these stories. Not only for women but for men as well and shannon does a great job of helping us connect with that timeless encouragement. We'll be glad to send you this new book to thank you for your investment. So we can keep pastor. Greg studies coming your way. Your donation not only helps you benefit from them but so many others as well one listener gratitude for them this way. Thank you so much for your passion toward lost souls. There isn't a moment in any of your sermons where you don't offer an opportunity for people to come to know. Jesus i admire and respect you so much. So we hope you'll send your investment today and then be sure to ask this new book. The women of the bible speak by shannon bream. You can write a new beginning box. Four thousand california nine to five one four or call one eight hundred eight to one thirty three hundred call anytime one. Eight hundred eight two one. Three three zero zero or go online to harvest dot org well pastor giving the news about your new. Tv program called harvest with great glory. So we've really expanded on television. I would say quite dramatically wanting to reach new people wanting to reach unexpected people in unexpected places like the lifetime channel and has a huge viewership. This is that what you would call a christian channel. It's more of a secular channel a mainstream. Tv outlet will be on the lifetime network also will be on the fox business network also on newsmax in addition to that will be great christian networks like day star in. Tbn if you wanna find out more about air times go to harvest dot org well next time more insight on the important role of god's word and the discipleship process today pastor. Greg has been talking about how disciples need to be alert and ready to receive god's word and he closes with this thought. You know i think the best way to willa straight it. It's sort of like the role of a pitcher and catcher in a baseball game. Like this this baseball. And if i'm the pitcher and i'm gonna throw this. The catcher has to pay attention right. Because of i throw this heart. If i'm a really good pitcher this kid get up to speed of one hundred miles per hour right so you have to be paying attention because if you aren't paying attention you're going to miss it. See here it comes. You know and if you're not looking see you weren't looking. That was a wiffle ball. No one will be harmed in This one's a little harder. This one's harder. It's coming so you better be paying attention. Oh on our injuring people. Okay one more time here comes. Catch it. It's coming very good okay. Don't throw it back. i want you to keep it. You keep it a little boy back there wanted you want that. You want the ball. Give it to the little boy behind you. He wants to be there. You go okay. Listen you're just woke up. Why because i was throwing things that you you didn't wanna be. But no the role of a pitcher and catcher. They work together. And so when the word of god comes your way. How do you listen. She makes all difference if you're distracted. You're looking around your head. Might come off. But if you're paying attention. He got the big old padded glove and he got the cage in front of your face. You catch it. That's how you have to come ready to hear the word of god. 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Day 126 (Psalm 89, 96, 100-101, 105, 132) - Year 3
"Hey bible readers. I'm barely hobble. And i'm your host for the bible recap. We opened today with psalm. Eighty nine which was written by guy named ethan. This is possibly the only song he wrote but some people think he also went by the name. Juden who wrote to other psalms. There are a few really confusing things in this chapter. So let's walk through them first. Verse ten tells us that god destroyed rahab crushed rahab like a carcass is actually what the espn says. If you don't have a study bible. And you didn't google this you might be like. I thought they saved rahab. I don't recall any carcass crushing. You're right this isn't talking about rahab. The canaanite the words are spelled the same hebrew but pronounced differently kind of like our words wind and wind or live and live this version of the word most likely refers to either egypt or to a mythological beast who causes chaos. So this i is either showing god's victory over a world power or just over chaos itself. You may have also seen in verse twenty seven. David is called the firstborn here and that may be confusing because as we've talked about previously jesus is the firstborn yes and yes to firstborns actually three because israel has called the first born of a people group and david is the first born of the kingly line god has established and jesus as the firstborn the exalted david the fulfillment of prophecies. There are lots of prophetic elements to this psalm. So while it can refer to something at the present time of david also simultaneously referred to something else and something greater near the end in verses. Thirty eight to forty five. Ethan accusers gotta for israel and yes it feels like that but if we look back at versus thirty to thirty two. We see what was really happening here. This was a time of discipline for sin. Just like god promised would happen. Whenever they rebel over time. god will show himself faithful. And even ethan seems to know this in his heart because after all these accusations he ends with a call to bless the lord forever. You may have noticed that psalm. Ninety six is very similar to the song of thanks. We read in. I chronicles sixteen two days ago when they brought the arctic jerusalem. Since we didn't really spend any time digging into that song. I wanted to point out one interesting thing today. I five says all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols. The espn study bible. Mentions that there are some interesting wordplay happening in the hebrew here and it's kind of humorous. It says that in english it basically translates to these mighty beings are mighty useless. Goodwin david psalm. One hundred celebrates god's kingship and goodness. It reminds us that we belong to him. Not only are we his creation all things and people are his creation but were also his people and his sheep. he's invited us into his courts. And all that is pretty praiseworthy given that we're sinners and he's holy so this psalm reminds us that it's not just something to be regarded lightly. It's worth celebrating. David spent a lot of time. Reminding himself to praise god so when the music starts on sunday and you're not feeling it remind yourself of what he has invited you into remind your soul to celebrate. I have to do that all the time in psalm. One oh one. David sets out the ideas of what kind of king he wants to be. He's determined to be thoughtful and intentional about everything he does. I wonder if part of his desire to be deliberate. Comes from how ouza died. When he acted hastily he bows not to set worthless things before his eyes and to cut off wickedness from the land the people who are allowed to speak into his life are the people who know and love god and he'll be vigilant to protect his home as well as the city of jerusalem. I looked up the hebrew word for morning from verse. Eight where he says morning by morning i will destroy all the wicked in the land. One of the ways. This word can be translated. Means at daybreak and i just imagined david out killing people before breakfast like wow. This guy's not messing around. He hates evil. Meanwhile i sleep 'til nine. If i were one of david's mighty men. I'd be like i'll take the lunchtime destruction shift please. Then we moved onto someone one. Oh five which is a song recounting the history of the israelites. From abraham to the promise land. At first i thought maybe this was how they remember the order of the plagues. They're out of order and it's even missing one. That's probably because this song isn't intended. Teach people like maskill sometimes. Do this is a song of praise. And the purpose of thanking god for his goodness is still achieved. Even when plagues aren't listed chronologically. We closed out the days reading with someone thirty two it recalls god promises to david and the people of israel however it does leave out that if the kings david's line aren't faithful to god's kevin it than the people of israel will suffer. It focuses mostly on the blessing. Some people believed the song was written when the israelites were in. Exile which means the focus. On god's blessing would probably serve as a bit of hope for them to hold onto when times are tough and it wouldn't pour salt into their wounds. What was your god. Shot mine was all the way back at our first psalm of the day some eighty nine versus twenty two and twenty three are quoting an idea of promises to david and they say the enemy shall not outwit him. The wicked shall not humble him. I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him. As i was reading that this thought came to mind. When god's settled david's future wins he also settled the future losses of david's enemies. He doesn't just have things planned out for david. And no one else or israel and no one else. His plans have to include all things. Otherwise something unaccounted for outside. Those plans could go rogue and ruin his plans if god were in control of all details. Prophecy would be virtually impossible. It just be guessing the amount of detail this involves to plan for all of humanity from creation onward mind boggling. I know. God doesn't technically have a brain. But his brain blows my mind. I love it. He's so smart and he's where the joy is. It's time for our weekly check in bible readers. Are you a few days behind the rest of us. No one minds especially not god. Pick up where you left off and keep going. We will still be here tomorrow. Think about how much you've learned so far. Don't you love that. let's do more of that. Okay we'll see you tomorrow right awesome. It's going to be great. 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Day 003 (Genesis 8-11) - Year 3
"Hey bible readers. I'm barely kabul. And i'm your host for the bible recap today in genesis. Eight eleven we read about the aftermath of the great flood and everything on earth has been destroyed except for eight people on the ark noah. His wife their three sons and there are three wives plus the animals. Post-flood we see god establishing this covenant with noah that he had promised to establish pre-flood and we got engaging with this family of people and promising to be faithful to them. Despite how every other aspect of their world has shifted. Everyone was dead. The world is muddy and gross. And they're living in a new location. Everything has changed even their life span will change. We read about this yesterday genesis. Six three god gave them a little heads up not to expect those crazy long lifespans anymore. The environment had changed dramatically. And there a couple of millennia removed from the genetic perfection of adam and eve so it makes sense that they would drop to one hundred and twenty years at this point despite all these changes god make some promises to them of something that will not change he enters into this cabinet it with them promising that he will never again destroy the earth with a flood later in scripture. In second peter three we find out that he will someday destroy the earth with a fire but not with a flood and in the same way the earth existed after it was destroyed by water. Because we're standing on it right now. It will still exist after it's destroyed with fire in fact in the eternal kingdom. All of those who've been adopted into god's family will reign with christ on the recreated earth. We see this in revelation five. So if this is confusing to you hang in there. I know it's still a long way off in our reading plan but we'll get there at another eleven and a half months or so. I think all this is really interesting. Especially regarding the ultimate limits of global climate change whether you believe earth's current status is the result of humans neglecting our call to be good stewards of the earth. Or if it's just a natural process. The earth is going through. More combination of the two scripture offers us the comfort of knowing that god who is sovereign over at all promises there will be at least some kind of limit to the damage because eight twenty two tells us there will always be seasons in harvests as long as the earth remains. But that's not an excuse for me to just live. However i want. That's not the messaging. Here he still called us to be good stewards. God has some plans. He calls noah join in on given the third now. Only eight people on earth and especially given god's ultimate plan to send the messiah through a poor woman who wouldn't even be born for another two thousand years. God reminded them genesis nine one that they had a role to play in accomplishing his purposes. By telling these eight people to be fruitful and multiply given the billions of people on earth. Today it looks like they obeyed but guess what they also kind of hedged they didn't start out billing the earth they only started out multiply in eleven four. We see how they really prefer to stay. Put instead of spread out. They prideful reject his command. But god being the sovereign god that he is continues to work out his plan despite their resistance in eleven nine he disperses them over the face of the earth rest assured he accomplishes his plans. We cannot thwart his will despite our best sinful efforts and this should feel more like a great comfort to us than a threat. Aren't you glad you get mess up. Plan i know i am. We hit another weird patch in genesis nine. Eighteen to twenty seven and there a lot of theories about what's going on here. There's much debate about what this part about. Noah's sons seems to mean but the general conclusion is that his son ham emitted some kind of action. That was contrary to god's orders so much that it was obvious and again like we talked about when cain murdered. We're still pretty far ahead of the ten commandments here. But they're still an understanding of what's right and wrong even though it hasn't been written out with ten laws on tablets or six hundred and thirteen laws on scrolls which are coming in our next few books by the way as a result of what ham did noah curses ham and his descendants in nine twenty five twenty seven and then in ten six through twenty. We see these curson. It's listed out. One curse. Line that i really want to highlight is one that will continue to see throughout scripture. They're the canaanites for the most part. They are seen as the enemies of god's people but he does some really beautiful things by redeeming people. Outside of his clan like rahab the prostitute was a canaanite but he was also part of the lineage of jesus. This actually serves as a picture for us of how god acts toward any and all of us that he redeems because we're all enemies of god by birth. All god's children are children by adoption so in this picture we see god fulfilling his promises both to bless and to curse. So where did you see. God's character portrayed today. What's your god shot for today. Here's mine is a god who blesses and who curses now if you remember. He did a whole lot of blessing in the first few chapters of genesis and we saw more of that today. We hear people say a lot. That god is love. And that's true but it's incomplete. It doesn't just dole out blessing much more complex than that and even still what we see is that he's a god who blesses his enemies like i said that's how we all started out and for those of us who've been adopted into his family we were blessed when he pursued us as his enemies and clothed us in the righteousness of christ. This is reminiscent of what we read about the garden of eden when adam and eve sinned when they send and hid from him he pursued them. Chase them down not to punish them but to clothe them. He did that with us too. It's evident every day on the pages that were eating at. He's where the joyous tomorrow we're going to move into the book of job and he'll be there for a little less than two weeks the reason we go to joe now. Instead of continuing genesis is because we're reading chronologically most biblical historians put jobs time line after noah but slightly before the time line of abraham so. We'll go re job story in the book of job pop over here to genesis where we'll dive right into abraham story afterward tomorrow will be starting the book of job. It's forty two chapters long. We're linking to a short video over in the show notes so check that out if you've got eleven minutes to spare and just a reminder if you're using our plan in the bible app this video will also be linked for you at the start of tomorrow's reading for those of you who aren't familiar with patriotic. I'll fill you in on what it is we live in a world where most quote unquote free. Content is paid for by ads. Patriarchs works to find a way around that it's a website and an app where content creators like us who want to offer ad- free content can still keep the lights on. But it doesn't just support us. It's mutually beneficial. 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S.2 Ep.36 Do you know your Bible Trivia? Listen to this week's Q&A about Eve
"Hi everyone and welcome to positively joy. A podcast on searching for the light in all seasons of life around us. We look for god in the every day and choose joy even in the hard times. I'm your host yvette walker and i love for you to become a part of our online podcast family and join our positively joy community on facebook visit positively joy dot com previous episodes and check out our cool merch and listen on apple podcasts. Or wherever you go for podcasts. We drop episodes monday and thursday. Welcome to bible trivia where we ask a question gave the answer with the little context and read the entire bible verse that is related to the question and answer this question of what specifically was man not allowed to eat in the garden of eden. Well as we know march is women's history month and i'm continuing trivia concerning the courageous humble and even flawed women of the bible. Last week we talked about rahab the prostitute who helped israel at jericho. We even gave a nod to eve are subject this week even and her husband adam or both flawed biblical characters. But were important. Introduction to sin and redemption of god's people but back to our question of what specifically was man not allowed to eat in the garden of eden. The answer is a forbidden fruit specifically from the tree of knowledge of good and evil not apples. The fruit is not translated as apple's just fruit. The website answers in genesis. Points out that. God told eve and adam. They could eat of the fruit of any tree with seeds in them. Genesis chapter one verse twenty seven to twenty nine and of course apple's have season them. We also see. Apple's mentioned elsewhere in the bible such as in the song of solomon so if god meant apples maybe he would have said. Apple's many people blame e for her transgression and then blame adam for not being strong enough to resist his wife's temptation. We know the pair failed. God's original plan to have real communion with mankind there send banish them from the garden while this hurt god. I like to think how he felt about this to. The bible tells us that after they ate the fruit they were ashamed and hid themself. Just imagine how this must have made the first woman feel if we can believe that the first woman was a prototype for all women. Her feelings can't have been much different than a modern woman's here. She was a daughter who had not only disappointed her father but put angst between her and her husband before she was able to wander freely and talk with god now. That was all over musician. Mentor and songwriter. Read a springer explored is fall in her book. Finding eve springer writes in eve's voice quote. The choice changed my life as i knew it. I lost my peace and became acquainted with fear that day. I lost my identity. I am now in search of it again. Less read from the original word in genesis chapter. Two verse six through twenty four and i'm using the new international version when the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food pleasing to the eye and also desirable for gaining wisdom. She took some an eight it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate it. Then the is both of them were opened and they realized they were naked so they sewed fig leaves together and made covering for themselves then the man and his wife of god as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day and they hid from the lord god among the trees of the garden but the lord died call to the man. Where are you he answered. I heard you in the garden. And i was afraid because i was naked so i hid and he said who told you that you were naked. Have you eaten from the tree. That i commanded you not to eat from the man said the woman you put here with me. She gave me some fruit from the tree. And i ate it then. The lord guide said to the woman. What is this you have done. The woman said the serpent deceived me and eight. So the lord guy said to the serpent because you have done this curse star you above all livestock and wild animals. You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life and i would put emnity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers he will crush your head and you will strike his. He'll to the woman he said. I will make your pains in childbearing very severe with painful labor. You will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband. And he will rule over you to adam he said because you listen to your wife an aid from the tree about which i commanded you. You must not eat from it. Cursed is the ground because of you through painful toil you eat food from it. All the days of your life it will produce thorns and thistles for you and you will eat the plants of the field by the sweat of your brow. You will eat your food until you return to the ground. Since from it you were taken for dust you are and to dust you will return. Adam named his wife eve because she would become the mother of all the living the lord god made garments of skin for adam and his wife in clothed them and the lord god said the man has now become like one of us knowing good and evil he must not be allowed to reach out his hand and also take from the tree of life and eat and live forever so the lord guide banished him from the garden of eden to work the ground from which he had been taken after he drove the man out he placed on the east side of the garden of eden cherub him and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life next week in bible trivia. We'll explore what happened to tabitha also known as dorks did you. Now you can become a positively joy insider. It's easy here's how to do it. 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April Reflections and Corrections - Year 3
"Hey bible readers. I'm barely kabul and i'm your host for the bible recap welcome to our april reflections and corrections episode. Let's start with the reflections. We recently finished our tenth book of the bible and are currently working our way through three others. So let's get the thirty thousand foot view on where we are in the chronological timeline of the bible's overall meta narrative. The bible is one unified story. Way back in genesis. God set out to build a relationship with one particular family but things go terribly wrong when they fracture the relationship through sin. but they're sent doesn't surprise god he already had a plan in place to restore this relationship even before it was broken and he continues working out that plan immediately undeterred and unhindered by their rebellion. He sets apart a man. Named abraham to be the patriarch of the family and gives his family name the israelites. They're a busted bunch of people who lie cheat and steal. God blesses them despite their sin but sin still has its consequences. One of the long story lines of consequence is of the four hundred years. They spent enslaved in egypt. God's a man named moses to demonstrably his power to the jin ruler who reluctantly agrees to let the israelite slaves go they flee to the desert led by god and his servant moses and then little by little god gives these people the basic rules of how to set up a stable society. All they've ever known as slavery under a cruel dictator. They've never seen good leadership demonstrated. There are a bunch of uncivilized ungrateful. People who have only just mic god and moses and they're not keen on being either of them but in the midst of their sin and stubbornness and foolishness. God knows that what their hearts need is him. So he sets up camp among them in the desert. More than anything you want. Center remember who he is to them. The god who rescued them out of slavery. He's trying to point them back. To the truth. That people who recognize him as god can rely on his pattern of faithfulness even when they are unfaithful but they keep forgetting and every time they forget they either get fearful and disobey or they get prideful in disobey their disobedience land them a forty year sentence in the desert wilderness in the meantime all the first generation dies off and god raises up a new leader joshua to lead them into the promised land joshua appoints plots of land for all the tribes and commands them to a radical their enemies who live there the canaanites they spread out in the land. But it's so nice to not be in slavery or in the wilderness that this new life of luxury and ease makes them forget so. They never fully conquered the land completely. There are still pockets of canaanites. All around god has warned him repeatedly about the consequences of this which are their enemies. The canaanites will become a snare and lead them away into pasta city. And that's exactly what happens. After joshua dies god raises up military leaders or judges to drive out the enemies who are leading the stray. But this doesn't deal with the problem of their hearts leading them astray the israelites. Do whatever they want which results in near anarchy at times and things grow continually worse in the promised land. Despite this there are pockets of faithfulness among the israelites and even among foreigners whose hearts have turned toward galloway. People like rahab and ruth pagans who turned to follow god and his people and abandoned their lifestyles that may fit with cultural norms of that day. But that are actually unrighteous. God has been telling us all along that he's going to build his people from among every nation and we're starting to see more and more evidence of that coming to pass then. God raises up a prophet named samuel takes on the task of leading the people. But what they really want is a king. Because that's what all the other nations around them have so god tells samuel to give the people what they want that. It's not going to go well for them. They had god as their king so no matter who gets put on the throne. It's going to be a massive downgrade and in fact it is they get saul a fearful man who is oppressed by a demon and makes rash decisions without consulting guide. The people are happy to have a king. But they're more impressed by a sheepherder named david than they are with the king so saul sets out to kill him. But god has promised david it. He'll be israel's next. King and remarkably david has the wisdom and patients not to retaliate. When saul tries to kill him. Repeatedly eventually sold is in battle and david is positioned as israel's second inning based on what we've seen of his character so far we seem to be off to a much better start than with all despite israel's wickedness god has given making that demonstrates wisdom and honor and god even says that david is a man after his own heart who that's high praise. Okay that's all for the reflections part of this episode. And i'm happy to report that so far in april. By god's grace there aren't any glaring mistakes i made or things. I want to retract or correct so we don't have any corrections to add for this month. Raise god i love it. When i don't accidentally mislead or confuse you. It is so much fun for me to be on this journey with you. I love it more and more every day and from day. One until now. I hope your seeing more. And more that he's wear. The joy is the bible. 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Day 114 (Psalm 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87) - Year 3
"Hey bible readers. I'm barely kabul. And i'm your host for the bible recap. We covered seven psalms today. One of my favorite parts about some forty three is how david preaches the gospel to himself struggling and he feels far from god but he speaks reminders of the truth to his own. Soul in verse. Five why are you downcast. Oh my soul and wire you in turmoil within me open. God i shall again praise him my salvation and my god. David tells his heart and mind what to do. This is exactly the kind of thing. Moses told the israelites to do in tough times to remember who got is and what he has done. Davis pudding moses words into practice hundreds of years later in psalm. Forty four zero. David is even relying on the things. God is denver his ancestors not just himself personally as a source of praise he remember that god is the one who grants victory not a man strong arm or sword or bow especially since sometimes israel didn't even take weapons to were at all remember back. When moses warned the israelites against three kinds of sinful thinking one was fearful thought and to were prideful thoughts in deuteronomy eight moses addressed the second kind of prideful thought by saying beware less you say in your heart by power and the might of my hand have gotten me this well you shall remember the lord your god for it is he who gives you power to get well that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers as it is this day again. David is doing exactly what moses encouraged them to do. he's walking in humility leads him to praise god but right now. David is confused. Because god doesn't seem to be currently granting the kind of victory he did in the past from david's vantage point it seems like god has not kept up his of the cabinet so david's taking that concern too god himself he has no idea what can of sin might be prompting. God's silence on their behalf and he asked god to come to their rescue. We don't get any indication of david's claim as right or wrong whether they're cindy repentant among the people or not but the that this is written to be a corporate song is an interesting thing because then when the people are singing it it might prompt some individual reflection which in turn might prompt some repentance from any unconfessed ends among the people. By the way the reason we know this song was written to be sung. Corporately is because it has that little phrase the top that says to the master personal songs usually say something like updated or of asef if you want more info on all this will link to short article in the show notes and if you haven't been reading those little lines top check them out it's really interesting to read a psalm. In light of its intended voice audience for instance psalm. Forty five was written for a wedding. The king's wedding to be precise. This one wasn't written by david. But it's probably about david or at least about one of his descendants in the context of a wedding the song still opens with praise of god unlike psalm forty five which is to specific people psalm. Forty nine is addressed to everyone all the peoples of the earth. The psalmist has one message for everyone. Rich and poor low and high wise and foolish and the message is this. You're going to die. It's basically a call to remember what matters in life because that will drive out. Fear in verse five he says why should i fear. In times of trouble he points out that god has ransomed his soul so in the face of worldly oppression or even death he can rejoice and while some forty nine ends by focusing on death psalm. Eighty four brings things back to focus on life specifically the life of god's servant. The psalmist says he never feels more at home than in god's house when he's away from it feels weak but when he's there he feels alive versus five through seven talk about strength. I five says blessed are those who strength is in. You and verse seven continues. They go from strength to strength. There's say hint here that the overall context of verses five through seven indicates something along the lines of they go from you to you. I love that it's like there's no other place to go. But to the lord. He's our home and he's our strength. The psalmist values nearness to god above everything else and he's even willing to serve in humble positions. Just draw near to god psalm. Eighty five is a corporate lament it points to god's past faithfulness and asks him to bless israel again one of the standout beaches of this is how much it calls on the character of god and the name of god when god told moses his name back in exodus thirty four a lot of the words he used to describe himself are the same words sprinkled throughout this poem he forgives an equity and sin like in verse two he shows steadfast love and faithfulness like in verses seven ten. He doesn't clear the guilty like in verses four and five and the ending has some really beautiful imagery israel promises to let their faithfulness rise up from the ground and trust that god's righteousness will look down from the sky and those two things will meet each other in a holy kiss and we ended with the weird and wonderful psalm. Eighty seven which is where. My god shot showed up. Today it's easy to read this psalm and miss what it's hinting at. This solemn isn't just praising zion or jerusalem. It's obvious that god loves jerusalem for sure but it's pointing out something else about god here as well. The people that lists are all gentiles. There's rahab which either refers to the canaanite prostitute or more likely is a nickname for egypt than there's babylon a wicked city ballista. Their enemy tyra another wicked city and it celebrates that those people are all welcomed in zion. The psalm points out. Israel's unique relationship to guide but shows he invites other nations to make a home among his people and it closes with a celebration of singing and dancing in honor of the god who provides for his people and invites outsiders to be his people. I'm so grateful. He adopts outsiders not just insiders. Because i'm a gentile but hey all my springs are in him to you guys. Because he's where the joy is. Do you want to see stricter live three d. Do you want to visit some of the places we've been reading about. We want to take you there to the holy land the land of milk and honey by the way they don't call it that for nothing. The food is amazing. If you wanna find out more about de groups trips to israel visit the bible recap dot com and click on the israel link. Just fill out the interest form and we'll send you details. You can also check for a lincoln. Today's show notes.
Master Your Live Video (And Get Coaching Clients Because of it)
"Welcome back to the coaches corner. Podcast in today's episode. I want to talk about going. Live the art. The craft the skill of going live whether it's a facebook live or a youtube live or you're going to live on instagram. Ursa graham stories or you're going on tv like it doesn't matter what platform you could probably extend this past just tech. Live like you're speaking to people live. But it's no secret i i've been i don't know how many lives in like probably more than five hundred. I would think it's also no secret that i five ten twenty thirty lives were poor. Were bad or not exciting. Were the not convert. Didn't do anything for me. Other than gave you the time under tension and some practice but also i learned a lot along the way so if being able to grab your phone and go live is a skill you'd love to have i mean by the way going live is an amazing way to connect. And you're kind of raw in the flesh in real time and it's just like if you want to build trust go live but if you are afraid or shy or heaven gone live for xyz reasons or you've gone live but it just hasn't panned out the way you wanted to or it was awkward that i truly think this episode will serve you. Would that said let's get into it. Welcome to the coaches corner. Podcast a podcast dedicated to helping you. Turn your knowledge your gifts and your story into an online coaching business. This podcast is and always will be free to listen to. My only ask is if you extract value from these episodes simply subscribe on itunes. Leave us a review and get automatically entered into winning hundred dollars every single month for more information on the giveaway or to explore all the options. We have unserved you chuckled. Www dot lucas rubik's dot com. And i'll see they're all righty. So the first thing i want to say is that there is a there is the skill that is going live or communicating or or speaking. There's a scale and there's a series of steps. I'm gonna take it through three of them to help you structure your live yet. Keep it loose in real time and you can have fun with all that fun stuff and you build relationships and you can get clients of course but there's a other part and we can call the internal and if we truly believe that. No one's gonna listen to us who's gonna listen to me who's gonna watch my stuff. People are gonna think. I'm people are going to do this. If those who are beliefs then those beliefs are probably creating thoughts. That are along the line of well. Why should i anyway. What's it gonna do. No one's gonna listen to me like why would anyone listen to me not worth my time. I'll save it for the other people. I'm not that interesting. Those are probably be some of the thoughts that are going on in our minds if our beliefs are not helping us out here for our beliefs are well you know who am i and i would take a wild guess that those thoughts are probably leading to some feelings. That aren't helping us out feelings. Like i'm not good enough. Maybe some feelings come up of unworthy. Feelings of embarrassment feelings of these feelings are lying to us. The definition of feelings and emotional state reaction and those feelings will probably leading to some poor decisions decisions like well. I'm not gonna do it. Seven it for the other guys not for me. And those decisions lead to actions or in this instance inaction. We're not gonna do it in the result. Which is i like. You have to do this. I would never say that ever. You don't have to do anything but i do. Follow trends and the trend towards live. Video is still increasing and it's increasing quickly. It's kind of like if i truly and i'm a little biased. Because i love anything to do with video but it's the preferred choice of consumption for many people when it comes to content. And if you're going to build a relationship or communicate something video is just a beautiful way. If you really wanna stand out for everyone else. Going live is an amazing way to connect even if you're audience a small. It's an amazing way. We've had clients who just didn't one week or two weeks of lives consistently they got two three four five clients selling out the group coaching programs because they committed to going live. And if you ask them they're going to say it was super uncomfortable. The first week. I felt like not doing it every day. Now i love it. I'm really looking forward to going. Live and talking to my audience checking in seeing what's up. It's very different. Believe that kurds very different thought. That creates a very different feeling. That creates a very different decision. That creates a very different action. That creates a very different results so we could talk about that for hours. When clyde sign up to work with us. I think most think that they're joining a sales marketing kind of business program. But they're really that's fifty percent you the fifty percent long this the stick junk of trunk having beliefs that create courage that that make us unstoppable that we can do this we can get through it no matter what i know i got this. I have something to say belief. All my message has to be heard different belief boom now as we are leveling up that part of the equation. The other equation is more of the. I'm gonna call this one tactical when it comes to organizing laying out. You live video. i have three pointers. Because i'm gonna keep it fairly simple one topic if you wanna have effective live right this down one topic a theme. Whatever if you wanna think of your lives is like many webinars you can. What's a webinar. It's got one over overarching topic. Yeah you might talk about a few things in it. But it's one presentation about how i or how you can overcome xyz with xyz by doing xyz or without doing xyz you see those titles all the time because they work and your audience. That's exactly what they want. Some of the pain. They want. avoid that thing they don't wanna do the eliminator or the thing. They do wanna do one topic. That will save you so much stress because now if you know you one topic like great. I just wanna touch on these three points. You can jot the down and you can say track super simple more than that. The second point rahab is engaged when you first start. The live engage literally ask for engagement. I i love asking for Because it's it's not even about the marketing piece to me. It's like i actually love. Hey where's everyone from. Where's everyone tuning in from as you go through life. Hey what's one thing you got from this. Hey what's one one one bomb. You wanna drop. Hey what's one actionable thing. Hey is any of this lightning. Hey i got a question. I love you to answer the comments either. Yes or no now on first few lives you could grant post it notes in like right down a few questions just to remind yourself because you'll forget you'll start talking so fast you alive will be over by great and then you haven't even answered a question or looked at any of the comments it'll happen that's okay and hopefully it doesn't my guess is it will for the first few because i've seen it and i've done it that's just nerves and getting into the flow but if you can nail it on the first one awesome you got one topic right. You can engage definitely in the start. Not only does that help. Bring the video but you want engage just to see what people are up to start some engagement engagement in the middle as questions throughout. Don't just talk that talk. You get away with that. On a podcast known itself do on a podcast released a solo episode like this. But you're live. it's much different. People there to connect number three really hope. Jot this down. These are really by the way you can you. Could you could apply instantly number. Three's invite you humans. Say that on on everything you do invite and remember. There's nothing well you be the judge if this is sleazy or not you're giving a ton of value you're having fun on the live and if you on my life let's say i was like at the end those like. Hey like if you're getting value bombs dropped some fiery moses fire firebomb bom bom bom superclubs. I honestly truly wish. I could spend the next eighty hours with you. L. just eighty hours straight. I can't if you'd like to continue this conversation. If you'd like to go further into this conversation. I invite you. Come call with me. If you have a team booker call with the team or come. Check out this link or check out this application or lord about what it is i do and if you feel lines if you alignment if you feel called to. If you see there being something here i would love to support. You're getting this transformation that transformation that result really enjoy everybody being here and reach out piece. Is that sleazy or sales. You not really and if anyone thinks it is it's okay. they're not your client anyway but anyone who really got value who really connected like whoa they match up from you right there. That's okay but the like whoa their their attendance up. And because you're a consistent mo you go live next week and the week after and eventually they're like you know what i love to join you do it. The relationship is built. If you don't invite your it's the golden rule make it easy for clydes to work with you. Make it easy for close to work with you. The golden rule. And if we failed to do that then you will still get clients but you won't get as many as you could because they have to seek you out and try to find where to do this where to do that it it can think about it. It's just another obstacle in the way of making this thing happen so don't do that for yourself to yourself to quickly review. Of course. I mean your believe of your ability to connect your ability to go out there. Share your message. Make an impact. Like imagine walking around the belief. If i don't show up today if i don't do this live there'll be people in pain. If i go live. i could really help somebody out. That's a whole different belief. You'll feel polled to doing you live instead of pushed to do in your life and then when you are during your life one topic just one one overarching topic a title for your life. Just like you would anything else in marketing was. The title was the benefit. What can people expect one topic two or three points. You're going to cover number to engage engage in the start engaged in the middle and engage in the ask questions drop emoji. Yes or no. Why or ed. where are you from. What country what city. What's your biggest takeaway from this slide. So far you can create all the questions you want put on a post it note put by your computer and just remind yourself hey just always asked take a breath number three invite always invite always invite not necessarily sell depending on who you're talking to of course invite in stay consistent with the invites always invite with everything you do always invite this extends past lives. This is content. Invite if you can do that you will maximize your lives in in. It's fair to say you're going to maximize all your content really hope that was helpful. Www dot lucas rubik's dot com for absolutely anything else. If you would like support investigate research see what it is. We do see the results. We got with class sugar. The coaches you out. It's a group program. We also do some one and check that out. It's outlook dot com. Get paid coaching program. It's much more. I think a lot of business building programs are like we'll just teach you a few things. It's very sequential. It's in order work with you to you're working with clients we work on your message of positioning your marketing understanding who your market is that we build. Some simple systems routed a lead generation system and sales system. Once that built we get into the traffic game content marketing and a lot of different concentrations including pay traffic. We don't dude. I but you can come back to it. And then of course sales and systems and building up the business and getting ready for it to scale that like sums up the essence of the coaches you there's a weekly zoom call. There's also a weekly mindset reset. Call that we do and as a community behind you which i think is so vital to building anything. Like community is everything. So if you want to check that out. It's luke rubik's dot com. If not all good. I'll see you in the next episode all right so as always it's one of the episode was saying thank you for listening. 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