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Someone called in and asked if King David performed witch craft. I can answer that one. The answer is No Way.
King David loved the Lord and feared the Lord. He might of sinned like all human beings have, but King David never, ever dabbled in such filth such as witch craft.
He was a true man of God.
Since this is the question and answer segment, I will put forth my question here. I am a little confused how the Spirit of the Lord could have been with Sampson. According to the text, Sampson lies, he steals clothes, and he sleeps with a prostitute. In fact the same night he sleeps with a prostitute, he was able to pull up the gate of the town he was in (a sign the Spirit of the Lord was with him). It doesn’t sound like the Spirit of the Lord was affecting his moral character much.
Lastly, was Sampson brain damaged? Delilah trys to find out the secret of his strength and on 3 occasions, she employs the methods he tells her about and then the Philistines attempt to capture him based on the information he gave Delilah. So exactly what was he thinking would happen if he told her the truth about his strength? Who would have thought she would betray him again? Probably anyone with an ounce of common sense. So the Spirit of God was with a man without a modicum of common sense? Help me understand this please.
Just wanted to ask if you’d heard of him — apparently, he was a very respected teacher of the Jewish people who died in 2006. He said the Messiah appeared to him, and told him His Name, which he wrote in a paper, in a sort of “puzzle” form — it turned out the Messiah told him His Name was Yeshua! His Ultra-Orthodox followers were sort of confused at this, and didn’t tell the story. Only his personal site and a few other places told the story.
I never saw the man before in my life, as soon as I seen Barack Obama for the 1st time in my life on TV (this is before he became President of the USA) the Lord showed me immediately that Barack Obama has Muslim ties. The Lord showed me that the Muslim religion is going to use President Obama to fulfill their goal. This is all part of the end time plans.
Wait and observe how the Muslims will form and bond closer and closer with the President. Because Obama is a “yes man” it will be very easy for the Muslims to accomplish their goal. What is their goal. To take over the world.
Observe and watch.
The subject of how the gay agenda is affecting school children and how parents should get informed on what their children are being taught about sexuality in school came up.
No doubt they are being attacked today by darkness in ways that my generation was not.
They will need plenty of light.
What a parent can do is a lot. What a parent teaches and says to his child carries a lot of weight, more that what anyone else says. This works in positive and negative ways. A parent’s influence is great upon their child for good or for bad. Hopefully it will be for good.
I believe the education their child needs is what the scriture teaches. They need to hear the gospel.
So how can they learn the way of God, the things of the Lord, how to react to what may happen around them in these days concerning the gay agenda, sexual promiscuity, etc.?
They need a good foundation. I would suggest looking into the first 3 books of the Bible and remember the number 18.
Genesis 18:18 and Exodus 18:18 will put you at the threshold of good instruction in some wonderful things of God. Read to your child Genesis 18, Exodus 18, and Leviticus 18 and talk about it.
What could a Christian child do when he or she witnesses misconduct or mistreatment toward a homosexual student at their school, such as bullying or name calling?
Could they ask for mercy on the behalf of anyone being mistreated in any way without being taken in to an enemies camp? If they are strong in the Lord, I believe they can.
Namecalling and bullying doesn’t minister the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to anyone, nor does it open a door into the kingdom. Jesus didn’t come to us that way did he?
Jesus visited sinners but did not sin as they did, did he?
I wouldn’t suggest befriending a homosexual but would suggest pleading for them if they are mistreated, and also pleading for others if they mistreat others. (If they seek to impose wrong views on sexuality on others for example)
Imposing the gay agenda on others is mistreatment.
No doubt there may be some name calling from the enemies camp. Calling someone homophobic because of their moral views on sexuality is mistreatment.
Parents should find out what their children are being taught at school on sexuality and if they find out that it is wrong, they can say so, and if they are not heard they can bring another one or two with them.
I would think that pastors and elders of a church would be happy to support a parent who decides to step out and be a witness to a teacher or school board member.
Maybe teachers are being pressured unjustly into teaching a gay agenda by unjust school board members. Maybe they need someone to plead their case and ask for mercy.
Is it right to force a gay agenda on a teacher who knows it is wrong? Is it right to threated them with the loss of their employment if they refuse to teach a gay agenda?
I would like to see pastors and elders supporting parents, and even the whole church support a parent who is involved in a just cause to relieve
Maybe we will see an entire church protest a school board if the school board refuses to hear what is right.
We might see a community of churches band together in such a cause. Maybe an entire community (for the most part) will be behind them.
Maybe we will see change because people decided to walk out our calling in Christ Jesus together.
We need God; there is no *substitute*.
No extra knowledge or ‘understanding’ of things and how they work, can take HIS PLACE.
I am always gripped by this compelling force telling me to “go and preach”; but no matter how many times I go (and I’ve gone and failed many times before), it never “earns” me peace with God to the point where I can go before God without feeling like I have lacked in my efforts (which feeling tries to say that I don’t love Him).
I just thought to myself:
“Bring up to God all the times that you DID go out to evangelize.
Was THAT ‘enough’? When will it EVER be ‘enough’? What can I do NOW that I have ALREADY done the will of God — what is true NOW that was NOT true BEFORE? Am I more ACCEPTABLE to Him?
Had ANY of the evangelism made me more acceptable to Him? As the Scripture says, ‘we do all things, that we may be acceptable to Him’ ? It just seems like it is NEVER good enough. There’s always ‘something more’ that I have to do before I can have time alone with God. I have to do enough good things to show God that I am serious, but no matter how many things I do, it is never enough!”
Then, HOW am I supposed to go out and ‘preach the Gospel’, when I haven’t had alone time with God? Am I to ‘earn’ my alone time with God by preaching the Gospel? Isn’t that sort of a catch-22? How am I to “minister” to people when I, myself, am running on fumes? No matter how much I do, nothing is ever good enough, or enough. I feel locked out of the presence of God by my own stupid/misguided faith. However, if I DON’T do what I believe, I feel guilty and ashamed for “not loving Jesus”. Very confused; please help if you can.
You obviously love the Lord Jesus. If you didn’t you wouldn’t talk about Him the way do. But I totally can relate to what you said about…evangelizing to people when you do not feel you spend a lot of time with the Lord. I was talking to a friend of mind the other day about the same exact thing. Is it the quantity time or the quality time that we spend with the Lord that counts? I think about the Lord all the time. Well, you know what I mean. If the Spirit of the living God abides in us, lives in us, how can you not think about Him?
But now that I see others struggling with the same thing as I did, not “thinking” that they are not spending enough time with the Lord so how can we preach about him to others, I see clearly this is just a trap from the enemy.
The enemy does not want us to preach to others about Jesus…So, the thoughts are turned on in our mines to feel guilty, doubt our assignments, don’t think we are the right person to preach, etc etc.
I told my friend the other day, I felt like how Moses felt. When the Lord told Moses to set His people free from the grips of Egypt Moses said to the Lord….
“Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
Plus, Moses killed a man too. Yet the Lord chose Moses to accomplish such a great task. Moses had questions as to why did the Lord choose him. Moses was pointing out all these things wrong with him, yet the Lord did chose him and used him
So, Daniel my friend I can relate to your above post. My advise. Keep preaching Jesus, Make an extra conscience effort to spend more time with Jesus. A simple I love you Lord, or whatever your heart tells you to do.
Be at peace Daniel. Thanks for your post too, it helped me out.
His peace, perfect peace, dwells in one’s soul. “Christ in you”, not Daniel in you, “the hope of Glory”. Our Lord came not to condemn the world, but to redeem. Read Galations, meditate on what Paul speaks of, where, “the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself in love”. In your prayer closet, affirm Him in you. Extend Him to you. Love you. Then, and only then, go and “do unto others what you would have done to yourself”. Extend His grace, His atonement, His peace to you. [Period] You, I, and all calling on his Name are accepted in the beloved.
Please forgive me, I don’t want to call attention to myself — however, I need help; and I am now thinking there might be other people out there who could use the help, as well.
This comment is in response to the caller that asked Dr. Brown, if the Jewish people would receive a second chance in which the answer given was, “No”, but I say, “Yes!” Examine these words of Christ to the high priests whose intend was to condemn him to death.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:64
I have been told that all the priests during Christ’s time that had a part in his crucifixion would be resurrected just to witness the Second Coming only to be destroyed by the brightness of it. I contend that if those priests are brought back to life to witness Christ’s Second Coming for they did received the promise to witness His coming in clouds and they were of the Israelite bloodline, then the reality of this next verse stands!
And so all Israel shall be saved:… Romans 11:26
That sounds like a second chance to me!
I can relate to your feelings of frustration and burden. There seems to be this pressing issue on you to win more souls for Christ. And what you perceive as failure in your own attempts, you, perhaps, see as eternal loss for God. However, this is not true. You have planted the seeds that someone else may later water and someone further may cultivate. It is the seed that you plant that needs to first germinate. As the Lord said, some fell on good soil, while others on stoney ground. So it is with your Gospel message. You sow the seed and you may not be there when it sprouts and brings forth fruit. Certainly, not every soul is saved instantly! It’s not that your efforts were in vain, so don’t be discouraged. And, please understand that the Lord loves you for yourself. The Lord is well pleased with you. The Church, as a Body, is made up of many different parts, each supplying a different need, or, service, but, each is as necessary as any other. All that have preached the Gospel have experienced defeat. Paul was in tears often, all of the Apostles were at one time or another rejected, but, they just pressed on. You take the message, another waters it, another cultivates it, and the Lord harvests it. Don’t be discouraged, Daniel.
And I do want to give you these words. The mere fact that you are not at peace should send up a red flag. The Lord came to give us His peace. You are already “acceptable” because you believe on The Father’s Son. The Lord knows your heart, Daniel, and he sees you striving to win souls for him. But, He does not want you to be miserable; humble, yes, miserable–no. That is not His intention at all. I say you should retreat for a while and commune with the Lord. Stop pushing forward for a bit and rest in prayer. We are admonished to renew our minds and hearts and I think it’s time for you to do exactly that. “Take it to the Lord in Prayer” is the old song. You’ll know when it’s time to get back out there–or, not. Perhaps you are striving for something you are not fully equipped to perform. There are many, many ways to serve the Lord. But, if, after thoughtful communion, you still feel called, the Lord will equip you for that service.
Pro 3:3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
I sincerely hope that helps you in some way. I’ll be praying for your spiritual renewal and health, and especially for you to obtain peace of mind, Daniel, knowing that the Lord is with us to comfort us, not to disquiet us.
Jhn 16:26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf;
Jhn 16:27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
Jhn 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Psa 29:11 The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
I decree in the name, in the power and authority of Jesus Christ that the nations of the NATO force (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) suffer earthquakes due to their work of destruction that they have caused in other countries!
Daniel, I noticed the words “gripped by a compelling force”.
I don’t know much about compelling forces, but one thing I’ve noticed is that when I do something God wants me to do, I find there is a blessing in it somewhere. His peace is often found in obedience, is it not?
Sometimes I walk around and have nothing, not a verse of scripture, not a thought from the Bible.
At times I just don’t have anything.
Other times I have a verse or part of a verse, sometimes just a word or two. Sometimes I notice that that word, those words, or that verse speaks perfectly with the situation. It’s then that I begin to realize that God is giving me something.
When I act on that which I have received, I so often am blessed. I know that if I don’t, I will miss out on something good. Trouble might even arise on account of that.
Daniel, I will encourage you to be aware of what you have, whether it be nothing at all, or something, and be aware of whatever the situation is that you are about.
And praise the Lord. It’s good to praise him when compassed about by our enemies. It’s good to praise him when we fall. It’s good to praise him when we stand and do good. It’s always good to praise him. When we praise him, our eyes are on him. We can not look at him and see darkness at the same time, for there is no darkness in him.
And we learn to take any darkness to him in prayer as well as search what we know of the scriptures concerning it.
We all have a lot of learning ahead. As we get older and have more years in Christ, we find that we have grown. He tends to us and keeps us.
I appreciate the counsel, guys. If there were another forum for this kind of conversation with like-minded people (people who listen to this radioshow) I would.
From the bible, we can get a glimpse of the great love of God, therefore it is easy to conclude that He would save fallen angels as well. A sermon by Rabbi Feldman brought to my attention some very interesting verses that pointed in that direction…
1 Peter 3:18-20 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient,…
Using the principle of the ‘Urim and the Thummim’ , I questioned God for an understanding of these verses. When I kept asking if the verse meant Christ actually went somewhere and preached to spirits, I would always receive back the answer ‘No’, but now I understand! The key phrase here is ‘by which’ meaning that his act of dying and resurrecting was a sermon unto those spirits in prison who beheld those events.
Those spirits are fallen angels – Hebrews 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
The prison is this earth – Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
They were imprison here after this battle with Michael the archangel and his angels – Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Key phrase, ‘for God so loved the world’ Since those fallen angels were imprison here on this earth before Christ’s death and resurrection, I think that His redemption would include them too. AWESOME!!!
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