Why did God bring punishment on Jehu for the house of Jezreel? Did all people living before Abraham go to hell? Is deliverance from demons a valid ministry for today? Dr. Brown answers these questions and more today on the Line of Fire!
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: With the living, there is hope. If you are alive and breathing, that means God has a purpose for you; He still wants to use you and teach you things, in this life. Take hold of hope, even if it’s the slightest ray, that ray will become brighter and brighter until you see the Lord face to face.
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Oh, yes, we are living in perilous, difficult times, but tell me a time in human history that has not been perilous and difficult, and when God has not been a rock and a refuge! It has never happened, and it never will. He is faithful to the end!
Spiritual Warfare [mp3 series] and Angels, Demons, and Deliverance [mp3 series]
How Saved Are We? by Dr. Brown: This unsettling book challenges us to ask ourselves what kind of born-again experience we have had if it calls for almost no personal sacrifice, produces virtually no separation from the world, and breeds practically no hatred of sin.
Go and Sin no More [mp3 CD]: Titled after Dr. Brown’s book release, this eight part series highlights key biblical truths regarding sin and holiness. This series is a must for believers desiring to walk in holiness before the Lord.
Clear the Way for Prayer! VOR Article by Bryan Purtle
“Pray without ceasing….” -1 Thess. 5.17 The apostles of Scripture, basing their lives on the pattern left by Jesus, gave themselves unreservedly to a life of prayer, and they called the saints to enter into the same reality by the grace of God. They knew that it was only by entering into the place of […]
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Thursday’s show is attached to Friday’s link
Dr. Brown, this is my first note to you and your website. I’m a torch bearer, I’ve bought many of your books, haven’t read them all, have audio teachings. My point is that I’m learning a lot through your teaching. There is a but here though. How can a born again, Spirit filled christian consider having or using, a gun or any lethal weapon, against anyone at any time? Would Jesus or any of his disciples do this? It seems unimaginable. Pray for you enemies, love your enemies, bless those who use you and persecute you. We are supposed to forgive, pray for, bless, live and walk as our Lord did. It seems the spirit of fear would think you need a weapon against any person who would want to cause you harm. Please help me understand you better. May God bless you, and keep you. Thank you, Michael.
I have some questions based on the following:
Numbers 21:8-9 “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.”
No wonder the Israelites wanted to make statues and idols. I never understood their interest before… Is there a lesson in this? If I make a statue of what is ailing me, will that help me like it did those people?
Not only did these people have to repent (Numbers 21:7), they had to have a statue and gaze upon it in order to be saved. And why did Moses have to intercede on their behalf? Nobody was perfect, not Moses…how is it that he had to play that role? Couldn’t they have asked of God for themselves?
And why would God want anyone spending a bunch of time sculpting a bronze serpent? I don’t get it.
This story seems very weird, how does one understand and respect it?
I wonder if God caused all this to happen (Numbers 21:8,9) as a sign that would later become known to Israel about the message of the cross and how we are delivered by it.
I suppose such things are given by God as a test to see what we will do with it.
It is something isn’t it, how the poisen of the firey serpents was quenched by looking upon the serpent that was fixed upon the standard?
What could be the meaning of the serpent and the meaning of the staff, and why must we look to it?
I’m open to any suggestion that is within the fear of the Lord. Shall we be willing to consider anything that will magnify his name?
When we hear a suggestion we will have to walk it through and keep to our standard of what is right.
Dr. Brown, I saw you tonight at Bethlehem Church, Valley Stream, NY’s Freeport campus and was intrigued by your ministry and what you had to say about homosexuality. The issues you discussed are some that we Christians are facing constantly in this area. My question, though, is have you done any research on gaming, specifically games such as Dungeons and Dragons? I’ve been trying to research the true Christian perspective on this, but keep running into “Christians in the ministry” who are defending their admitted gaming addictions. I really need this information, as there are issues with this that I am facing in my own church (not Bethlehem). Please let me know if you can point me to some research that is truly Biblically based on this subject. Thank you so much for your help and God Bless You! Sincerely, Camille
Just an idea.
What if for a solid year, the elders of Israel and Palestine (instead of the college kids and five year olds) met at the boarder walls.
Not too long ago I was shown a documentary that was meant to build sympathy for the Palestinian perspective. Five year olds were encouraged to skip school and throw rocks at college kids way up on a wall all day long. After hours of this, one of the college kids on the wall was given permission to fire off a rubber bullet. The thing bounced around barriers and rubble and eventually knocked a five year old cold.
Next, we’re in a hospital manned by French physicians. People are running around in circles clenching their fists screaming, “The JEWS did this! *insert string of strong hateful expletives*. Not a one of them lifted a finger to help the caring neutral physicians who were trying to patch the child back together. Not even a thank you…the rage was all that mattered.
I really wanted to muster up sympathy for those people. I did find some for the child that was hit, and for the college kid who’d toughed the bitter cold night and early morning elements ducking rocks and shouted insults and was ordered to lob the bullet. For the grown-ups, I was totally appalled however. Why wasn’t this 5 year old in school learning to read, write, and construct some sort of sense and purpose in life?
Later in that documentary, a group of young Palestine women gathered in the rubble of a looted hotel were interviewed. They were angry as well, but at least their rage made some sense. “No one will help us. No one wants us. Look around. Can you blame them? The world is not going to do more to help us, unless we learn to help ourselves!”
What sorts of things can be done to help break that cycle? Of course, if we thrust our youth into conflicts at very early ages, they will develop deep seeded fear and hatred. Sadly, the root of the hate has been ‘thrust upon them by the elders of both societies’.
Maybe if the old men met at the wall…they’d thin each other out enough so that the children could forget……….
Why does Jesus rebuke the Pharisees for neglecting ‘faith’ (a weightier measure of the Law) in Matthew 23:23, yet Paul says in Galatians 3 that the Law is NOT faith?
Also, in Romans, he says the reason the Jews didn’t obtain righteousness through the Law was because they didn’t go after it BY FAITH (yet
Galatians 3 says “the Law is NOT faith”), and in Galatians, he says the Law could NEVER bring righteousness? If that is true, why does he leave room for someone to obtain righteousness through the Law IF they followed it by faith?
Were Elijah & Ezekiel, and Anna (if I remember her name properly — the prophetess mentioned in the ‘Gospels’ who served night and day with prayers and fastings) unrighteous, then (if righteousness was not through the Law)?
Or did these follow the Law by faith, and obtain righteousness?
If the Law could never bring righteousness, why does Matthew say that “some of the saints came out of their tombs, and walked around Jerusalem” when Christ died?
Why would they be called “saints” — righteous?
For the record, I’m not trying to ‘justify’ Jews practicing ‘Judaism’, I’m asking for my own life.
There are “spirits of JUST men made PERFECT” — so, maybe the difference was that they were JUST, but not PERFECT without Christ…
But in Romans, Paul says the Jews didn’t obtain righteousness because they didn’t obey the Law by FAITH but as if it were of WORKS… which leaves room for RIGHTEOUSNESS being obtained by faith, and in Galatians, he says that righteousness could NEVER be by a Law.
Perhaps, that “righteousness” (of following the Law by faith) that he mentioned would’ve been tantamount to the “justification” of their spirits (“spirits of just men”), but not “perfection” (“made perfect”) — which came only through Messiah?
But, why does he say “the Law IS NOT faith” — is he saying that the Law is not “the faith” (more succinctly, not THE FAITH that justifies, apart from works of the Law, which was revealed only when Christ came, because He gives us a new nature)?
Belief in Messiah, is belief in the Sum Total of Truth that ever will be for ALL eternity, so following and submitting all parts of my being to Him is tantamount to righteousness, since righteousness is only acknowledgment and living with respect to Truth (“sanctify them in the Truth — Your Word is Truth”).
It is similar to following the Law [the Law is obeying the Words] because both are following the Word — except, following Jesus is following the Entire Body [for all eternity] of Truth? He is the Living Law [Truth]?
James says that “not the hearers of the Law are justified, but the doers” — this is not telling us to go to obey the Law of Moses; this is in reference to the “ONE LAW-GIVER” Who is now in-grafted [the Word], and Who is giving us Laws (“I will write My laws on their hearts”): as it says, “…work out your salvation with fear and trembling, knowing that it is Gd who is at work in you to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
HE is installing His laws in our hearts and minds, and it is THOSE Laws which are coming from “the [sole] Law-giver”, Who “has become a life-giving spirit”, and Whom Paul prayed would “…reign in your hearts…” in Ephesians [[interesting — this could also be used as a Messiah is Divine argument, since it is He who is in the place of installing Laws, when it was Gd Who said HE HE HE Who would install those Laws; but, I digress]] .
Yes, I don’t believe in stoning adulterers, since Christ came to SAVE, not condemn (John).
All the best
Again (continuation), this meshes with Paul’s instruction to “SERVE [that is, a servant does what his master is desiring him to do] according to the newness of the Spirit, and not after the oldness of the Letter” — the commands He will be telling us will be tailor-fitted to His knowledge of ALL things and what peoples’ needs are, and where we need to be and what we need to do, accordingly.
The Laws He (the Master) will be giving us (the servants) are “what He wants us to do” for His purposes (“good pleasure”), which He is designing — after the newness of the Spirit we are to SERVE.
Which is why the Gentiles didn’t need the Jews to teach them how to live (out of the Law) in Romans 2: they were already servants serving according to the Newness of the Spirit (new covenant).
It seems to me that David followed the law by faith and what he found out was about the gift of righteousness by faith through believing in the mercy of God.
Sometimes the word law is used speaking in different ways, different aspects of it, like a shade difference of the same color, or of another color very near to it.
Finding the right use of a word is often a key to understanding something that was said or written.
For that reason I often go to a dictionary.
I believe that this applies to the warning Paul was giving to the Corinthian Church…
“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.”
The mind is to give attention to Christ; not the Law. Paul expounded from the Law, but only because he was a special case, “set for the defense of the faith” — unless we are LED BY JESUS to do the same, we are NOT to do it.
We are as those pots of water in the book of John — filled with water, which Jesus turns into wine. As we come to Him, what ever we are, He takes and uses — turns us into wine. We are acceptable just as we are, and He can use us as we are. We are immediately priests. The Samaritan woman went IMMEDIATELY and testified of Jesus “evangelizing/winning souls”.”
Never in the Law does it say to evangelize. This is a commandment that is not found there; we have a different mission, we are not in Israel, we do not have those commands — though, they are beautiful, and good to think about, since He can “open [our] eyes to behold marvelous things” from the Law, it is not our instructions for today; our Instructor and Lawgiver lives in us, now. We are to serve after the newness of the Spirit.
I’m not sure why you are addressing me or this topic here.
Look at #10 — something we were discussing reminded me of something we talked about.
Paul Washer did some very good interventions on modesty and clothing in a Q and A Session, it’s on Youtube
Very impressed by your post #14. Good meat in what you said. Its all about witnessing about Jesus. We are the water that turned into wine. Good teaching material.
I guess it is post #15. hmmm
If I walk like its true, I will be happy; I hurt my own self (Epistle to Timothy says “men who oppose themselves”), otherwise — I’ve done it; I know.
Fred needs to stop staring at the sun. Even though he can do it.
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re: WP Simonetti (below):
I nominate Boris to give it a go.
Love some of the old blogs revisited! Never know what people will come up with. 🙂
In Him, Ron M.
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