Insights and Nuggets from the Word of God

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There are many verses in the Bible that are life-changing, encouraging, and full of wisdom. Tune in to hear some of these today with Dr. Brown, take them to heart, and see how they might change YOUR life!

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: Only people grounded and filled with the Word, with it as the foundation of their lives, will be able to withstand the shaking that is coming, and will not be changed; rather, they will go and change their world!

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: There are infinite treasures in the Word of God, yet for so many of us, those treasures lie untapped and untouched because we don’t dig in and study, and prayerfully give ourselves to the Scriptures. Open up the Word, ask God to open up your heart, and you’ll be amazed at what you discover!

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  1. Happy happy. My power is on. YESSS! October snow storm took down my power since Sat. Night. No power for 3 full days. Rejoice in the Lord always.

    A Christian man from Joplin Missouri just fixed power on my street. Bless him Lord.

    I listen to the radio show on 590 am on my car radio.

    Message to Anthony from NY.

    The Bible is the word of God. It is the only written truth. Not the Koran or any other false book that claims they are the truth.

    Listen to Jesus He will get you places.

  2. Dr. Michael Brown,
    Great show; just a couple of “inconsistencies” I saw…

    1. Why do you say that God, in Lamentations, didn’t rejoice to destroy the nation of Israel?

    Deuteronomy 28:63
    And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD WILL REJOICE OVER YOU TO CAUSE YOU TO PERISH, AND TO DESTROY YOU; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest in to possess it.

    2. I thought it was misleading for you to use the Malachite iteration of “Jacob I loved; Esau I hated”, since the topic of Romans 9 was obviously pre-destination — “before either did anything good or bad” (Calvinism vs. Arminianism — I know you’re not going to get too deeply involved in that discussion, here) — not “nations”.

    3. Demons, Enoch says, are the spirits of the nephilim (the angels and humans offspring).

    4. What do you think? Do angels have physical bodies? Obviously, angels had/have physical bodies, since they eat food (manna), and were able to have children with humans.

  3. Dr. Brown,
    Apologies: #3 is not an “inconsistency” at all; it was a comment and a question of your opinion on whether you believed there was validity to that assertion in the Book of Enoch.

    #4 I wasn’t sure if you said angels did NOT have bodies.

  4. And when I thought I was now perfect in God’s sight, God humbles me and reveals to me the error of my ways. I know that I’m not perfect almost naturally, but sometimes I lift up myself when it’s God that should be magnified. I’ve been reading the book of Job, and I stumbled onto a great and encouraging word. In the last chapter of Job, it says that God’s wrath was kindled against three of Job’s dear friends. Their names were Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. I wondered about this because as I read the book of Job, it seemed to me as if these three men said things that were true. Job, on the other hand and in my mind, was on the wrong end, but in the final chapter, it writes that the reverse is true. In verse 7, God told the three men that in His opinion, they had not spoken the right thing and Job did. I am having trouble understanding that because altogether, I thought that they all had many right and true things to say.

    However, I wanted to share something that Elihu said. He wasn’t even mentioned in the final chapter. I reasoned that if it wasn’t recorded that God’s wrath was kindled against Elihu, then Elihu must have said what was right. Before sharing the verses from Job that encouraged me, I think that we have to first understand that sin is a bad thing. God saves us from sin because sin leads to death. I think Paul makes this point in 1 Corinthians 15:56 “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.” Sin hurts and it corrupts. I was thinking about death as a sort of inevitable force that has overpowered this world. I also remembered that Paul wrote in Romans chapter 7 trying to explain sin, death, and the law. I never quite understood this chapter in Romans before, but it’s become a little clearer to me now. The problem is sin that has stained our flesh. The law is good, but because sin and death exists, we need a way that makes us right with God. If sin and death did not exist, then there would be no need to speak of “the strength of sin” as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:56. I think that there would be absolutely no problem with God’s law if sin did not exist. In Christ, sin does not exist, so isn’t that where we would want to be? Death is our common enemy, but God is greater than death, sin, and even the law that He created. We are all destined to die if God does not intervene. God is a righteous judge, so death exists as a consequence of sin. How can we save ourselves from the righteous judgment of God?

    God, in His love, provided a ransom. Death was the consequence of sin and God sent His Son to die in our place. Jesus, an innocent man, paid the price for our sins as God’s ransom. Is there any greater sacrifice then the sacrifice of the one and only Son of God who is of higher value than all things, seeing that He created all things? So then, this background info leads us to understand the words of Elihu a little better.

    Elihu has just begun speaking. He was talking about the relationship that God has with mankind. If God created the whole universe and everything in it, then we must be dealing with a God that is totally on another level from us. God also is the creator of things that are spiritual. Elihu said in Job 33:13 “Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.” I think Elihu is right about that because we are so small compared to such a big God. Even the most intelligent man that ever lived has not yet created a universe. And I’m not talking about making up a universe in our mind that doesn’t really exist in reality. Who would even dare to question such a being? But Job’s situation is so difficult, and I think that God understands his frustration. The word that encouraged me was basically saying that we are sinners and in need of God’s grace.

    Job 33:23-24 “If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.”

    And what is the messenger supposed to shew unto man? Elihu answers in Job 33:27-30 “He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.”

    In conclusion, we need God’s grace. I believe that it can be found in Jesus Christ, who is our ransom and our light and our deliverer when we confess that we have fallen short. In light of this reality that Elihu portrays, I think that it is important that we continually depend on God’s grace to help us hear the messenger’s voice and to see our shortcomings with humility. But like Paul concluded in both 1 Corinthians chapter 15 and in Romans chapter 7, thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. I think that we should also love one another, seeing that God often delivers our own soul from death. Thank God for His mercy and grace.

  5. R. Kneubuhl-
    You are a great example of how when one who reads the word of God, how His Holy Word can effect ones life in such an eye opening way.

    I enjoy when the Lord sheds revelation on those who are hungry for Him.

    Thank you Lord.

    Thank you R. Kneubuhl for your post. Blessings and healing upon you.

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