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Today Nikita has a conversation with Duncan Brannan. Speaker, voice over artist, and follower of Christ.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is set for one flaw. Introducing first, from the Russian nightmare, Nikita Kolov. Welcome to another episode of Q&A with Kolov, The Devil's Nightmare.

Welcome back to another episode of Q&A with Kolov, Questions and Answers. This is the time I give you the opportunity to ask me the questions. Usually, if you're listening to the Man Up show, you find that I'm prompting all the conversation or asking all the questions, but here's the opportunity for you to get a phone call from the Russian nightmare and or sometimes bring you right into the studio to ask me point blank. Most of the time, I have no idea what you're going to ask.

It's just organic. I've got Duncan Brannon on the Q&A show with me today. Duncan, welcome to Q&A. Thanks so much, Nikita.

Great to be with you. Those who have heard the laughing in the background, they go, what's he laughing about? Hey, you know what? Again, we just have fun with this show, and for our listeners who maybe don't know who Duncan Brannon is, give a quick backdrop on Duncan Brannon for our listeners.

Yeah. Of course, Nikita and I go way back. We met through my manhood teaching on an event that Fellowship of the Sword had done years ago, but I've been a believer now since 1991 and saved. We've got a wonderful family, of course, and just been preaching the gospel out here and been a pastor, worn many hats that way in the church and so forth. A voiceover also, if you follow Jesus, he'll lead you on a fantastic adventure in trusting him.

That's what FAKE really stands for right there. I've gotten to do voiceover, professional voiceovers, Chuck E. Cheese, Barney the dinosaur. Google me out there and people can find out more about me that way and so forth. But getting to meet a brother like you with such a fascinating story has been a great part of that journey as well. Can't believe it's been all these years and really it's more than 20 years now that you and I crossed paths.

Coming up on it for sure. I mean, it's been quite an adventure, as you say, quite a journey. You're a lovely bride and you have how many children? We have two girls, Kaedra and Carlisa, and they are the apple of our eyes. Of course they are.

They're wonderful. Kaedra's a speech language pathologist and Carlisa is a special education teacher. And your bride, is she in ministry with you? Yes, Rolana. I always say that Rolana is the next best thing that happened to me just right after Jesus. God added years to my life for sure when he brought Rolana around and we've been married almost 30 years now. That's amazing.

Congratulations on that. An amazing woman of God, a brilliant financial mind. She runs the book, that's for sure. And she works here in the Fort Worth Stockyards locally and she's just a force to be reckoned with and an amazing force in ministry to be side by side with also. That's so awesome. And I know you kind of skimmed over it for those who maybe didn't pick up on it, but when you impacted my life through your manhood teaching on that event called Quest and I later found out you were the voice of Barney, I'm like, you got to be kidding me. My mind couldn't wrap around that initially. I'm like, because your teaching was so powerful, your depth of knowledge of the Word of God and all of that.

And I'm like, how on earth did he ever do? And I'm very familiar with Barney because one of my daughters was in love with Barney and he was Barney everything. And I know you've done some method acting, I know you've done stage plays.

You've done a lot in that world as well. We talked more about that on the Man Up show. But for those who maybe have never listened to the Man Up show, we did a two-part series actually because there's so much to talk to you about.

But go listen. Go listen to the Man Up show, Duncan Brannon, part one, part two. You'll be blown away by all that this man has done and accomplished, including a book. You've written a book.

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Yes, sir. The Soldier Code, Ancient Warrior Wisdom for Modern-Day Christian Soldiers is a book obviously that centers on spiritual warfare, but approaching the subject in a way that we haven't done here before. It takes comparative history. We look at six ancient warrior cultures in the book, samurai, the Viking, the medieval knight, Roman gladiator, the legionary and the Spartan and we dig deep into their cultures, to their lore and to their legend and as we dig into those things we begin to find these lessons, these bits of wisdom and so forth that translate so beautifully into the Christian experience. We walk straight into scripture and we look at scripture from Ephesians 6-12, the first Peter 5-8, be sober, be vigilant, your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion. We dig hard into what scripture says about spiritual warfare, but by the time people are kind of done with this romp through history and scripture and language and culture, I believe that they'll find that their senses have become sharper and the weapons of our warfare, they're more familiar with them. The book is really serious, serious as a heart attack about putting cutting edge weapons into the hands of believers, strategies that work, not just the pie in the sky fluffy nonsense and outfitting believers for the times that we are in and we're seeing super response with that.

Well, and the timing of it couldn't be better really with the culture in which we're living and I know 30 years of experience in you walking with the Lord has all gone into this book and I just know from your teaching how it impacted me years ago and how this book is going to impact so many others and how can they find the soldier's code? They can go, it's the soldier code, not the soldier's code, but the soldier code and they can go to and visit our website. They can also just go straight to Amazon if they prefer.

Most everybody has an Amazon account these days, right? And you can get it in paperback, hardback or ebook form. It's right there. You can download it. You could have it in your tablet, your smartphone in minutes or whatever.

You can order a copy and it'll be on your doorstep within a day or two. But it's available there for the whole world. You know, I heard a statistic recently that just blew me away. Nikita, you'll appreciate this is Amazon now distributes 80% of the world's eBooks and 70% of the world's printed books. How crazy is that? Wow.

Who would have thought? That is pretty amazing. Well, I encourage all of our listeners go pick up a copy of that book.

I can say with confidence it will impact your life. So you grew up in Texas and I do know that you're not unfamiliar with professional wrestling, right? You have a little history.

That's right. I actually brought some questions and I wanted to ask you today. Well, we're going to get to those, but give a couple of minutes. So obviously the Von Erich family, I mean, they're big in Texas where you grew up and world-class and so many others. I know you've mentioned in the past the NWA, WWF and all of a favorite memory. I think you had shared a favorite memory was the Von Erichs in the ring. Is there a Russian nightmare match that you remember?

Let me just put you on the spot before I put me on the spot. Well, if we bring up that, we've got to talk about the Iron Sheik and I've got to ask about that. Cosgirl. Oh, you know, you know. Cosgirl.

Let me just say, I'll just give you a short answer to that. He's one interesting individual, the Cos. And I've done some autograph signings and stuff with him. There's one story I won't tell on air about Cos back in his WWF days, but okay. Besides the Sheik, who else? Anyone else?

Oh, goodness. Yeah, everybody from Bruiser Brody to Johnny Mantell, Tommy Wildfire Rich, Dusty Rhodes, the American Dream, the Armstrongs. I remember Brad, I think it was Brad and Gary Armstrong. Well, Bullet Bob was his dad. Yeah, Bob. Bullet Bob, but he had the whole family. Again, like the Von Erich family, there were a plethora of Armstrongs that wrestled. Yeah.

And of course, the days of Gary Hart and all the talent that he was managing at the time with Andre the Giant to Kamala. You're listening to the Truth Network and Nikita Koloff here, and I am excited. Did you hear the huge announcement, the big announcement? Well, maybe it's a minor announcement. Anyway, Facebook, go look up my new fan page, Nikita Koloff fans, and like it and follow today.

You're listening to the Truth Network and I almost said Kamala. The Ugandan Giants. The Ugandan Giants, right? Yeah, the Ugandan Giants. Yeah, he was an amazing, just a huge, huge giant of a man.

He was, he was. But yeah, so many, so many that way, the fabulous Freebirds. There's another group.

Ah, P.S. Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy. Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Terry Bam Bam Gordy. Hey, hey, I got to, so again, I won't go into details on air, but I had to babysit Terry Gordy in Japan one time. Like for real, I guess you just have to go buy Nikita, A Tale of the Ring of Redemption to get more of that story. Go on my website,, buy that book and you'll, you'll hear how, how Terry was instrumental in, in, in, in ending my tours to Japan, actually, because, because I had to babysit him in Japan. I'll let your, I'll let all you listeners use your imagination on that one.

But well, a lot of great, lot of great memories there. It sounds like that you had from your days of growing up of professional wrestling. So, all right, so let's, let's do this. Let's, let's flip the table here and, and, uh, and, uh, give you the opportunity to ask a couple three questions of the Russian nightmare. Question number one is, yeah, question number one is out of all of the matches that, that you wrestled in all the places that you had been at, what was the craziest, craziest wrestling match you were ever a part of? It could be you solo, it could be tag team, it could be a Texas death match, it could be the cage, you name it. But what was the craziest match that the Russian nightmare had ever been a part of?

Man, that's a great question. Cause some of the ones you just rattled off, I mean, I was in a Texas death match. I was in a bull rope strap man, Indian strap match with wall who big Daniel, uh, bull rope matches with that cow bell in the middle was black Bart and Ron bass and, and, uh, dirty Dick Murdoch or the redneck Dick Murdoch had a lot of different names, uh, nicknames, um, Russian chain matches.

Oh Lord. I have more chipped teeth from Russian chain matches. You know, they're not, it's not a plastic chain. It's like a real chain. And that chain only has to tap your tooth in order to chip it.

Like for real. I mean, I literally had cosmetic surgery when I retired from wrestling because I had so many chips in my teeth, people wrapping it around my, you know, through my mouth and everything else. Right.

Um, I mean, cage matches, you know, the nature boy, Ric flair and, and, and Magnum TA and so many others. Um, but I'd, I'd have to say keeping all of those in mind, probably the one that comes to mind is the war games. I don't know if you, do you remember the war games at all?

Duncan? I don't think so. You're going to have to give me some there. So the war games was, was, uh, the brainchild of, of dusty road, the American dream, the tower of Poway. Um, and uh, I appreciate it.

Well, it's, it's, it, I'm not as good as you, you know, I can't do the voice of Barney or Chuckie cheese or, or any of those. But, but I, I've worked hard on impersonating my super power pot in a death they roll with, you know, so, but the war games, which was new at the time, I believe had never been done before. Two rings side by side. Now there'd been steel cage matches, but this is a steel cage to paint the picture for those who aren't familiar, uh, steel cage all the way around both rings with, with a cage on top. So that was new at the time that, you know, so it was all enclosed. So, you know, the past, you could climb out of a steel cage match, right.

Or somebody can climb into the steel cage, which, which was a no, no, but you could anyway, uh, so a covering on top and then the road warriors, the Thupa powers and Paul Ellering, Mr. Paul Ellering against the four horsemen, the infamous four horsemen, Rick flair aren't an only Anderson or at one time, Lex Luger, JJ Dylan, and, and just the dynamics of that match, especially the very first one when we had no idea. You're listening to the truth network and Nikita Koloff. And I am here with a huge announcement. Like big, big announcement, man up men's conference Morningstar ministries, Fort Mill, South Carolina, August 25th to the 27th. You're thinking that's a ways away.

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You're listening to the truth network and What to even expect. It was electrifying. And the fans are on their feet for the entire, I think nearly 30 minutes as we alternated back and forth, you know, start off with two guys and there was a coin toss and Duncan, I can't figure this out, but the bad guys always won the coin toss.

I'm like, how's that happen? And we got a 50 50 chance here, but which, which meant, which meant when the bell rang, they always had a two on one advantage or three on two or four on three. So they always had the advantage until all five were in the ring and that it was to submission. Somebody had to give up. And interestingly enough, the good guys always won. So the bad guys always won the coin flip, but the good guys always won the war game. So there you go. There's a long answer to your question.

That's a great one. That's okay. So let's shift gears here for a second. We've done the craziest match. Now let's, let's go back to that crazy moment again. And you'd mentioned in, and in one of the other broadcasts that we recorded, you were talking about this crazy moment, this manhood moment that you're listening to the manhood teaching from yours truly years ago. Can we go back for a second in time now to this, this amazing moment, this God encounter that you're having on this retreat, you're hearing this teaching that you said so, so impacted your life and, and, and all of that. What, what was going through your mind when you, when you in that moment and when you walked away, what were some of the things, what was the, was there a vision that God gave you for, for ministry?

Was there something, what are the pivotal things that, you know, that really sprung up from that and what was going on inside of you in that moment? Well, so prior to that teaching that you did at, at, at that, uh, at that event, you know, my definition of manhood was what I learned growing up, you know, growing up without a dad. My dad left, I was about three years old, my dad left, so I had no male role models, no male figures to look up to and tell my, and tell Bill Burke, my, my, my seventh grade football coach, he was my first male mentor, if you will, uh, kind of took me under his wings. Right behind that was Jerry McFarland, uh, in, in ninth grade when, when he was a health teacher, he was a professional bodybuilder and I was all into bodybuilding at the time.

And so he taught me about eating and exercising. Uh, and then there would be other coaches, coaches, all coaches that would come into my life that, that would help define who I was as a man. But, but outside of that, uh, conversations, uh, in, in the locker rooms and, you know, for the, for the male listeners out there, some of you can probably relate to what some of those conversations probably centered around, uh, the opposite sex. And cause there are there, I will say for the record, in my view, there are two male and female, God created them just for the record, but all that to say, uh, and my attraction to the opposite sex and at an early age through magazines and, and, uh, and, and, and so that was my view of, of manhood and, and how I viewed women and relationships. And so when I sat through that teaching, God opened my eyes that it wasn't about, you know, how many women you could conquer or how many notches were in your belt or, you know, and, or treated or, and, or even, you know, mistreated women. Uh, but through your teaching, uh, what the Bible, what the Bible, what God and the Bible through you had to say about manhood and that, you know, man looks at the outward appearance, right? I'm reminded of, of, of Samuel.

And when you were relating to Samuel anointing the next King of Israel, right. And looking at all the Iliab standing before him, surely, sure. He must've looked like Lex Luger, the total package I'm thinking, because right.

I mean, Sam was looking at him like, surely he's the one, I mean, he must've had the long flowing hair like Lex and, and chiseled like a rock and you know, not the rock, a rock, by the way. Um, but, but, and God says, no, no, no, no, no. Do not, no, do not look at his outward appearance.

You know, he's disqualified. If you will, you're listening to the truth network and Now key to Koloff here.

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Be sure to check them out today at because you are number one. You're listening to the truth network and And coming to learn that, that how God sees man, where we look at a lot of the outward appearance and or actions of man, uh, that God looks at the heart at the heart and I'm like, wow. And then you dive into talking about the character of a man and I'm like, wow, I kind of lack some areas of my life and my character. And so character, integrity, and some of these things that, that I may have started working on as a Christ follower, but you just brought clarity to that picture. And from that moment on, dude, uh, I was on a different path and a different journey for that. I say thank you for that teaching and I'm glad God brought you into my life.

Duncan. Praise God. That's such a, that's such a great story.

Um, I want to ask you, I want to ask you kind of in follow up to that. Um, you know, obviously, uh, God opened, opened up some new doors. He had new things, new ministry and so forth. You've done so much since that time. He's taken you to so many places. Of course I, you know, he brought you down to crossroads church when I was down there for a while, you know, children's pastor and he brought you there. Um, so we got to cross paths again that way and so forth.

But obviously you've been to all these places all over the world. Um, you've ministered in so many different arenas from the church to public settings and so forth. What, what's one of the most amazing miracles that you've, that you've ever seen? Anything from God, you know, a person that you never thought would, man, that guy will never get saved or a guy, man, maybe he needed freedom or somebody who needed healing.

What was one of the craziest miracles that you ever got to witness and be a part of as God was unfolding in somebody's life? Oh boy, I'm going to try to distill that down into, into, into one just for sake of time for our show because there's so dunking, there's so many, I mean, I've been to, as you mentioned, I've been to all 50 States, I've traveled to 30 different countries. Um, God has doubled my reach. Well, more than doubled the reach now through the podcast and the man up radio show through tooth radio network.

You know, it's been downloaded over at this point, 64 countries and counting. Um, and then that led into the man up TV show on Morningstar ministries. And you know, if you're not familiar with that, go to, go to YouTube, Facebook, and, and catch the, that's all different shows, all different episodes and shows. And then, and then the man camp, man up conferences, quest events, a fellowship of the sword.

You're right. I mean, I've done, I've preached to an audience of one. The largest audience to date was over 73,000 in Jamaica on the Island of Jamaica at an outreach with my dear friend and ministry partner, the, the, the total package Lex Luger and, and gosh, just so many other things. So, and I've seen supernatural healings. God spoke to me that he's placed that gift within me when I was baptized in the river Jordan. Um, and that's a whole story in and of itself. Um, so, so I've seen supernatural miracles, uh, supernatural healings.

Um, yeah, guys that never thought at, at camp and other places that would never come to Christ who crumbled as you even mentioned in your salvation story, come and crumble to their knees and, and cry out to God. And, uh, and, but I'm going to, I'm going to share Chad Nelson's story. He's a pastor in Michigan who I had no idea came to camp. He had full blown MS, muscular sclerosis. And, and on our, our, our banquet worship night, God said, go, go lay hands on him, anoint him with oil, pray for him.

We did. And he tears, he tears out the door and I'm like, what the heck, where's he going? And, and he goes, you don't understand, you know, like he's got MS.

He can't run like that or whatever. I'm like, really? Like I didn't even have a clue. You're listening to the truth network and

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You're listening to the truth network and And he's gone for like five minutes. He comes back in. He's like pouring sweat. He's like, he's huffing and puffing. He goes, I just ran all the way down that entire road down that hill, back up that hill.

And if you've ever been to, to Camp Little Light in Georgia, where we have our man camps, you know, the hill we're talking about, it's not an easy walk, let alone a run. Right. And, and he, he comes, he goes, look at my hands and he's like flexing his fingers. And I guess he could barely hold a pen coming to camp.

Right. And, and then he goes, who turned the music up? Man, the music's bland. Well, nobody turned it up. His, he was being set to have hearing aids the next week when he got back to Michigan, he needed no hearing aids. He had 17 lesions on his brain, which means dead spots. The, the, the, the, the brain surgeon who, who scanned him afterwards, he walked in one day and he goes, how does something dead come to life? Like literally all 17 lesions disappeared. And I just had recently had lunch with Chad and, and all these years later, he's still healed.

He's still whole. He was supernaturally set free of, of MS. And so that was the biggest miracle that, yeah, one, one of the biggest, there's so many more, but Chad, God bless you, man. Amazing stories. So we got time for one more if you got one more, but go ahead or comment. I just, I, what I love, what I love hearing you share about these stories, Nikita, is that your passion, ever since I came to know you, your passion is still ablaze, brother. Your passion is still burning as white hot as I remember it the first time that I ever met you.

And I, that's the question that I want to close with. I want to ask you, we, we, we know about spiritual disciplines as men of God. We know about, you know, tending the fire, you know, with, in our walk with Christ and so forth. I want to ask you personally though, you know, cause I, I have, I've, I've watched your life. I know that you journal. I know that there are many things that you hold very close to the chest about tending your personal relationship with Christ. What, what are the things that, that you really look to as your kind of handful of the disciplines about your life that you feel have really helped cement and sink down those roots into and into the Christian faith?

What are those things? If you could kind of boil it down for a second and talk about that with everybody, what are they? It's a great, it's a great question. Great, great question to close on. If I were to distill it down, let's just say distill it down cause we could probably do an entire show, have you back.

We've got to have you back on the man up show too, by the way. Is, is there's an operative word that immediately comes to mind immediately. And that's the word daily, daily that, that I have, I have been intentional to daily focus and center my gaze on him daily. And that can vary from day to day, but I mean, to where it might be, you know, it might just be a few minutes to, to a few hours to an entire day that I emerge myself in his presence.

And brother Lawrence wrote a book years ago, your book, the soldier code is going to be a phenomenal book. Brother Lawrence wrote one back in about, I think the 1600s, 1500s called, called practicing the presence of God. And so if I can encourage anyone out there listening in order to gain depth in your relationship with Jesus, as you fall more in love with him is be conscious of that, have a God consciousness, a daily consciousness, an awareness, if you will, that he's omnipresent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, that he's there all the time. And, and, and, and then, and then be intentional and spending time with him, whether it's time of the word, like I know you do Duncan time in worship, man, I emerged, I submerged myself in, in worship. There's so many good worship teams out there now, Maverick city music, Nashville legacy and, and it worship mob.

And, and so many others upper room out there in Texas. And so many others that I emerged myself in Jesus culture. I mean, I can name tons that so, so I merged myself in worship. I merged myself in the word at my time and communication and prayer and talking with him, whether it's driving up to truth radio, like I did today or, or, or, or laying in bed. Sometimes I'm on my knees.

Sometimes I'm just laying in bed and sometimes they're not even talking Duncan. Sometimes I'm, I'm, I'm learning better how to listen. So not just talk, but to listen. And, and I might ask him a question and then the key is waiting for the answer.

Right. And so those are just a, a handful of the things that have, that have helped me grow in, in my love for the Lord and, and my passion for him. So thank you for asking that question. That was awesome.

So great stuff. And thank you too, for being on Q and a with Koloff man. I'm excited for you in your book. Likewise. Thanks for, thanks for having me on brother.

It's a, it's a pleasure to know you and walk with you as a fellow believer and to have fellowship with you. Well, go, go folks, go download the book or download it, go buy it, hard copy, paperback, Amazon. Uh, one more time, the website, one more time, the soldier, the soldier and you can buy it on Amazon under the same name. Awesome. Well, God bless you. Uh, I love you and your family, my friend, and I appreciate, I'm glad that God brought you into my life. Thank you.

Likewise. Thank you so much Nikita and thank you to everybody who's, who's listened to us. Thank you for tuning in to another episode of Q and A. God bless you.

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