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The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network foam eyes were wide open. You've got questions, we've got answers stage for the line of fire with your host activist all the international speaker and theologian Dr. Michael Brown your voice of moral cultural and spiritual revolution Michael Brown is the director of the coalition of conscience and president of fire school of ministry getting to the line of fire valves like always 866-34-TRUTH that's 866-34-TRUTH your Jim is Dr. Michael Brown thanks for joining us today on the line of fire Michael Brown delighted to be with you happily take your questions on all subjects that relate in any way, shape, size and form to the line of fire broadcast.
You can follow up on previous discussions we've had, or ask questions completely unrelated to what we talk about as long as this time of the subject matter 866-34-TRUTH 866-34-TRUTH 8788 for the earlier call in better chance we have of getting your call and we start, let's go to the West Coast KC in Los Angeles. Welcome to the line of fire. E. Well, it looks like Casey on my screen but whoever I'm talking to its you. You can quickly act very well. I'm thinking very about hearing me when I learned about on your calendar for me… Okay well hello my exacting and then I'm praying I'm doing here and back in prayer and praise God for getting clarity on what he caught me by about a week later. At the person out where and we were talking to cat nothing about that. Nothing about American anything and he just found out that my family are equally live again. And yes okay I think you Alistair if needed by working in a hearing. I got major hearing ministry. And on that one question I have that and also a prophetic diet never I never thought about the prophetic ministry… God is something he hasn't told me is so abusive, so she sings one we know God's heart of compassion for the sick for the hurting, and I know that he urges us to seek him and to pray and into to lay hands on the 60. But first, I will. I would do my best to open myself up to the Lord. Meditate on Scripture is about healing with you have a specific gift or not. Look for opportunities to minister to the sick rest for the Lord to provide opportunities for you to pray for the sick or see if you can get close to people that God really uses in this way. So whether there is a specific gift or not. It certainly a good thing. Want to see people healed instantly, a God thing in harmony with Scripture right like I can show you in the Bible that God wants everyone to be a millionaire but I can say that Jesus healed. Everyone came to him and that that he urges us to it, to seek him for healing for others gives us examples throughout the Bible so I would start there just in terms your own life and and then the second thing is, as far as a specific prophecy there.
There are several possibilities with this word while it was just the guys imagination persons that's one thing. Another is that the Lord really did show about healing and that he had in his own thoughts about prophecy and the third is that he's right on both accounts.
I've had people speak prophetic words to me that had one part very right and the other part was their own idea. I've had people speak prophetic words to me that were totally right on totally off and then in other cases where there were like three points in the first two were indisputably true. I knew to be true and the third seemed very strange, but I could throw it out because the first two were so accurate as I prayed about the trend out.
The third was right as well so I would not wait for prophetic confirmation before praying for the sick. I read everything I could about praying for the sick about healing ministry. I would look for opportunities to minister to people do my best understand what the word says and then just go to the Lord, Lord, if you're really saying this you know my heart.
I'm not try to take on anything that's not from you discontinue the give confirmation in my own heart in my own spirit, maybe there's more. Maybe there are the things that will will come out of it and I was so your goal. What you're saying is not to have some famous ministry, but to see people relieved of their suffering and to see Jesus glorified his healer so go about that. No go about that is opportunities present.
Many people with your ministries spent many months praying for the sick without seeing anybody healed many of them prayed for hundreds or thousands before this or breakthroughs and then the breakthroughs were there, became famous around the world so that's that's how you grow with it, but either way it's a good thing to study the word about healing to read solid books and teachings of people with healing ministries and then to see how the Lord uses a day by day, all I look at it was me I would say I would be thanking the Lord like wow doubt that that's really something in both will see about the rest of it sought I would take a positive way. Hey, thank you for calling and may the Lord give you grace to it, to touch and help many who were sick and hurting 866-34-TRUTH. Let's go to Glenn and wants me Minnesota.
Welcome to the line of fire Michigan. Dr. Brown Michigan will tell you what I can only go by what's on my screen which was MN which would be Minnesota but they thank you for okay I've never heard a voice meet so that we know what is needed is in Michigan so thank you for the correct unfair yet okay. You can carry up my question. In the New Testament book of Revelation, Jesus says I am the Alpha and Omega and if you translate that into Hebrew. That would be. I am the elephant turn out direct them to go to Genesis chapter 1 verse one in the beginning God created the heavens and earth and you look in the Hebrew you find it to after the word God. You pointed to untranslatable letters elephant have RVs pre-incarnate references to Jesus 01% sauce that's that's just a popular incident in this is, it's simply direct object marker. It's a way of saying in Hebrew.
What follows next is his direct object in Aramaic it's it's yacht in the Hebrew it's at.
Okay, the others absent on your nothing to it, but it was just like I've got antivirus software AC on my computer so there is equivalent Alpha and Omega in English is AC so a zillion virus off antivirus software is not is not a hidden reference to Jesus is the beginning and the Edsel others of interest that is actually a Bible that tries to make a lot out of that.
But now it's it's a complete myth. I mean that an act direct object marker occurs thousands of times in the Hebrew Bible you know once you try to put meaning on it you you get into complete insanity.
So note nothing whatsoever acquired nothing to it wherever you thanks for asking that in any and anyone that tries to say otherwise the wrong this is not like a debatable, some say this sums that Nonno is just the direct object marker is not mystical reference to Jesus or God of the fathers, the beginning and the end note on the life that thanks for the question. 866-34-TRUTH let's go to Chandler in Ada, Oklahoma was in Ada, Oklahoma Ada eight. All right, so I thought just slight slight misspelling on the screen. No problem yes or with Sumter just quick question for you on the Bible wandered the Bible.
The father draws the even though a lot of people say that the Holy Spirit is the drawing. Yeah, because the father does by the spirit in other wellsite plenty of times in the Bible that the Bible talk about someone doing something and they do it through someone else you notice a Solomon offered X numbers of thousands of sacrifices. Obviously he's overseeing the whole thing and many others or or doing it.
Yes, so no one can come to God unless the father going to come to Jesus was the father who sent them draws him and how does he draw people what we see elsewhere. Even John's gospel that he draws by the Holy Spirit.
So yeah just just how he does it and it's it's not it's not a contradiction, and again were doing with one God.
On top of all of this, but you're the father draws people by the spirit okay and cannot have just one more don't go heading that was there was a quickly go ahead. Sure on in first the Onan fingers in chapter 5 it talks about how no I think it was Paul praying that your whole body: spirit be preserved under the coming of our Lord one sometime the bio is things that the Bible, English and your goal another time that the esteemed interchanges about words but nothing there to different Greek word Numa UK.
What's the difference between them right so he prays in first the saloons, 523 God with holy, sanctify us, spirit, soul and body in that order. Hebrews 412 talks about the division between soul and spirit, so technically there is a distinction in other words, technically you can analyze human beings as tripartite spirit, soul body, but elsewhere you're absolutely right. There is interchangeability elsewhere, spirit or soul can stand for the interbeing and then the body is the outer being, so sometimes the Bible speaks of us in a bipartite way that were physical and were spiritual. There is the outer man in the inner man. Other times it dissects us in further detail and says, spirit, soul, body look really takes the talk about spirit, heart, mind, soul, what, what exactly is being mentioned what's what are the differences, but again they can be used in a broad sense somewhat interchangeably, or they can be used in a technical sense, in which case there are differences and that's what you find. Hebrews 412 of first Thessalonians 523 so broadly speaking, we are physical beings and spiritual beings. Now when you dissect our spiritual being more you understand that we are spirits and souls.
Some would say we are spirits we have a soul. We live in a body, some with explain it like that. That's a bit of an oversimplification, but that's it for the language so yes, sometimes used interchangeably, but when use more technically, the spirit is her innermost being that is born a new and now connects directly with God. The soul has to do more with with our consciousness with our emotions with our will and then our physical body is the way Scripture is manifested in your head out. Thank you for the questions 866-3428 got a couple of lines open house that was a call now for the Expo line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown your voice and more cultural and spiritual revolution. Here again is Dr. Michael Brown line of her take a moment and visit vitamin mission.com. Some of the finest health supplements you can buy anywhere and by being part of our broadcast one of her viewers. Whenever listeners one of her friends get 10% discount on all purchases plus donations made for ministry school of vitamin mission.com supplements have been taking for years use the Dr. Brown code DR Brown get 10% discount order for your whole family and enjoy the discount and enjoy knowing that your blessing us as well as well as putting healthy things into your body, 86634. Let's go over to Nick in Brooklyn, New York. Welcome to the line of fire. How are Dr. Brown doing well. Thanks you, not wanting for a while go out right through it felt like what You now. I've heard many that don't believe in the spirit the gift that they were earthly language that were leaking and I've also heard on the more charismatic believe speaking punk like I do about you do that there different from first Corinthians 14.
Every time I will write it like how it felt Bob for work that they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with other tongues of the spirit get an invert for capital MMA heard them in their own language. I've always interpreted one today Pentecost came when the Holy Ghost came upon them, they started beeping and the hurtful comments. You know the ones that are not easily understood but everyone that was there heard them in their own earthly language, but for example my act actually you know her brother was mocking that on and her brother showed her YouTube video from Pastor Anton and she would like what you talking about I heard him completely in English and he was giving some prophetic warning to the church that there were apps that needed to be repented of and she didn't fear the tongue. She actually heard it fluently in English and I always looked up act to and from her fashion where the apostle that were leaking and tongue didn't realize that they were speaking in and out that the language right for of our view in the whatever open, hurtful, and those that were listening or numerically languages but those that mock thought they were drunk, I'd like to write you there there actually is debate about this and other which is not the only one that's had that view is it's not my own view, but it's possible one says there is a miracle of speaking. The other says there was a miracle of hearing, and some say that there is merit on both accounts. Now why would some of the people think that they were drunk and Peter references what you saw and heard.
So, were they jumping up and down with joy where they overcome and staggering around them and there is something that gave some of the people the impression there drunk was it that what they were set saying sounded like gibberish to them as possible. But then would not violate Paul's guidelines enforcement since 14 that you don't want everyone speaking in tongues publicly for that very reason that outside is what will sink its gibberish because it is not an understandable language so most scholars and interpreters would say the miracle was in the school making that there were new languages given to them.
Hence the tongues of fire.
It was God's way initially broadcast in the gospel to many nations supernaturally and that the others if they're not here in their own language and days wondering what's this guy selling and in the people, over, or acting in an unusual way would give them a reason to to think they were drunk. However, your view certainly on possible and again there are other teachers who hold to it that the miracle was in the hearing and I also have heard of situations like that. For example, one of my friends at the end of one of his messages finished speaking English and then prayed in tongues and there was a man there for the Philippines and the Philippines has main language but you have a lot of tribal dialects that are just spoken by small groups of people and this man was not a believer to his shock heard a clear message about Jesus in his own tribal dialect and got saved.
Now my friend said I think it was a miracle appearing because as far as I knew, I just spoke in tongues. The way I normally did so was that would happen. It's possible I don't think it's less likely, but it's possible you're not alone on having to that Nick, all right dark thank you I appreciate you are you are very welcome 86634 we go to Joseph in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Welcome to the line of fire. Either Dr. Mark Brown. I appreciate your time. One quick thing to forget my question. I did find out with corn that we are releasing a new version of their translation with Rabbi Jonathan fact that a number of other scholars as well dive note of the current. The current Bible it's it's not you did the new Israel Bible that just came out that's it. Is it about to come out or has just come out recently come out yeah okay right like mathematical man addition of the plot that yeah I'd I believe. I believe I own it. Yeah it does exist within the last two months.
I would say I got it okay anyhow yes so as to your questions are so my question is regarding Revelation 12 regarding the woman and the man child now.
You know what you what now you understand who the woman and the manchild is, but specifically the main question that I have it.
Who is the manchild because it kind of implies one thing to get, there's other factors that have been brought to my attention that basically fun is that it can't be what what seemed to be the case, like where, for example, it seems almost like this is Messiah would birth then they say. While he has not died in this in this telling you you the meal he burped and taken up to the throne so but then again I have references that he will rule the nations with a rod of iron was found completely what you shall is spoken of abuse you are so my question is how you interpret that you think the manchild is an and if you could also explain the woman as well. They'll be great. Yes so as you know it's it's a passage that is been read and interpreted many different ways and it is apocalyptic language. So nothing is going to fit in the exact normal historical way is not math it's it's not a newspaper headline or sports score it's it's apocalyptic language which is which is visionary, which is full of symbolism which paints everything in terms of the cosmic conflict at the end of the world so that the idea that immediately after his birth, that he's caught up in that can't refer to Messiah that's that's not a that's an overwhelming argument against it's a fair point to raise so here are the different ways to read it that the mother is married to Mary the mother of the Messiah and in the manchild is Jesus is one way another is is the mother is not specifically identified but gives birth to manchild Israel or a remnant of believers in the remnant of believers is persecuted, but then through Jesus rules at the end of the world diverse views, but the the overall points that you made at the beginning. To me, seemed to point strongly to the manchild being Jesus that the mother again symbolically portrayed here is is Miriam is his mother and that he's on the earth for short time and then taken up to heaven pictured in this way, and then war is done against his spiritual offspring against the remnant that follows him so that that to me seems to be the most forthright interpretation of the verses a lot in Revelation can be read on different levels, but that that does seem to me to be that the most obvious reading but like anything else in when you read commentaries you see there lots of different lines of interpretation that come but the eye with you in terms of idle on the father's other arguments overwhelming sometimes you have to say okay what's clearest what's the was the clearest thing that that we have their and then go from the clearest of the more obscure and then even if everything this line up perfectly.
Doesn't have to. It's apocalyptic language. It's not meant to give things in historical form so was I met we do that throughout Revelation go to. What is the clearest government, clearest to the less clear. Very interesting to because of the woman I believe you 12*and you know that could also cut a rep is that the 12 draws I write write this, I think that that she represents the nation of Israel, which gives birth to the Messiah. That's absolutely another way of reading it for sure. And also, remind me off of the property again with the eve regarding her feet and the feet of the serpent as well. Like that spiritual theft of the feet of the righteous and that there is some connection for that as well to the big mystery of the what the woman symbolized be right and again the question is, is there only one legitimate interpretation or is it given visionary language to be interpreted in different ways on different levels, some biblical texts which for sure the vast majority they are to be interpreted what this the right way to read them in the wrong way to read them. It becomes a bit more difficult to say that when going through a book like Revelation, which is presenting things in symbolic visionary weight St. Joseph thank you for the question.
I appreciated 866-348-7884 if you have a hard time getting through. On Fridays days when those days we got some open lines, which is rare so great-aunt Colin's many calls. 66343 the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown get into the line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown welcome welcome to the line.
Michael Brown delighted to be with you today. Phone lines are open to take your calls at 866-348-7884. That's 866-34-TRUTH. And with that we go to the phones starting with Lee and Tehachapi, California. Welcome to the line of fire Michael Dr. Brown welcome.
Thank you for all that you do bring clarity to the word of God and serve the world. Thank question is actually Bible codes you have to be careful that her because there's a lot of craziness goes on, specifically in regard to Chuck Lester's approach Bible codes very clear with them and what your opinion about my yes so I'm of course Millie was a late checklist learn those real lover of the word, we would have some differences on some points but obviously men love the Lord and the word what specifically did he argue with the Bible codes. I don't know if I'm intimately familiar with his views on them a comment on the broader subject of the Bible codes in a moment, but what was his decision brought some amazing product number of videos on your true which bottom-line are certainly proven effective goggles outside of time with what he reserved her ascertainment from or equidistant letter sequences which brought forth specific words at work and I encoded message of the Bible right for the genealogy genealogy from Adam to Noah, and in its original Hebrew meaning brought out an amazing statement and Rosemary destroyed rights and others were combinations of sub that were so far beyond anybody's ability to know to actually implanted in their love is right in God's right, so here you yet.
So here are the challenges with that. We agree that the Bible is God's work. We agree that the Bible is uniquely inspired. We agree that there are many things in the Bible that cannot be explained. Despite rational reason that they must point to divine inspiration with God laying out history in advance so there's no debate on that. The question is are these further proofs of inspiration of Scripture or are these phenomena that people are reading back into scripture when it comes to Genesis 5 that allegedly the gospel is preached through the names of the. The genealogy starting with Adam it's it's actually not true. It's it's based on a misunderstanding of some of the words there.
There was or if you got it gets a 10 links in the chain and one of the links doesn't work at all.
It breaks the whole thing. First, you got a really you really leverage on ratings of the names and in some of the names are completely wrong. For example, Methuselah, which is supposedly in about the Messiah's death, it actually means of like man of the spear it's it's a misunderstanding is so that we bring will bring no, no, sir, doesn't speculate it yeah it's it's it's some of the snow Hebrew well misunderstanding the original name that the Hebrew mate. The dissent have to do with death, but has the it's it's it's an old Semitic word for man yet, so I might interject in Proverbs. Something in letter God so in honor of God's are generated right to such other matters right right right so so that the think this is the key thing is Lee that that we have get this right so that's based on misunderstanding. The Hebrew and then the whole thing is based on reading too much into it. God put it there is a genealogy.
That's the whole thing it's there is a genealogy that is a mysterious way to preach the gospel and if it's post actually work then get the names right rather than based on misunderstanding now a Russian New Testament scholar Ivan Penton discovered extraordinary amazing patterns mathematical patterns through the Greek New Testament that are absolutely stunning. That would seem to point to divine inspiration. The problem is that we don't have the original texts. In other words, we have copies of copies of copies of the been amazingly well preserved, but spelling changed over the centuries. For example, the, the earliest Hebrew manuscripts as the Bible was being written. The spelling will been one thing the manuscript from later parts of the Bible 500 700 years later, in the Old Testament, the spelling changed and then copy is made the spelling more uniform so we don't we have the same words would have all the same letters and the whole thing with with the equidistant letter sequencing is based on having the original letters which we don't freak. For example, if you take King James English to English today and spelling the word color was spelled CO LO you are then it's EOL OR some some changes have been in our lifetime that I've watched words shifting spelling over the decades in my lifetime. So that's the thing we don't have the original letters we have later manuscripts. But here's the other problem. This is what you have to be very careful with this, there are rabbis Orthodox Jewish rabbis who relying on some of the top computer science that can be found found with appear to be amazing sequences mentioning the names of famous rabbis and their birthday the day of death mentioning events that have happened like 9/11 terrorist attack in finding these things after the fact. In the Bible finding various things that to them proves the inspiration of the Hebrew Bible and this breach of the Torah and the civil that's great with me.
II believe in the inspiration of the Hebrew Bible. However, they also find codes that allegedly identify Jesus as a false prophet and they use this to say Judaism is true Christianity is false.
We can prove it by the codes.
That's why you gotta be really really careful with this, and then ask yourself does the Bible ever give us a hint to do this.
This does the Bible tell us to go back and read a passage based on the special coding resequencing something like that so that so nothing is not there so we have to be really careful in using it really wise in using it.
I very much appreciate the call. Again, I appreciate Chuck Mesler's love for the word and you evidently for the word is as well. Thank you. If you want more on this volume. Five of my series answering Jewish objections to Jesus. Volume 5 I get into a serious academic analysis of the equidistant letter sequencing argument.
That's volume 5 of answering Jewish objections, Jesus, thank you again Sir for the call 866-34-TRUTH we go to Patricia and Salamat, California. Welcome to the line of fire. Dr. your weekly radio show. Thank you. You're welcome. I'm going back your Friday I I II cannot link I the Lord for 40 years and have not spoken time for all time and would like you you directed me you all Bryant Park okay with my colleagues. Yet yeah I think I'm not. I am not you have any other so you didn't find his name on Facebook there with many other fine part was mine and I thought might be. I think I think I have not gotten back got it. Well this just yeah I'm just looking it.
It's actually under Brian and Lori is one name.
Oh yeah yeah Brian and LRI. Yeah, I know that I just know he loves to minister to people and help them receive that the spirit and freedom in the spirit so Brian and Lori so punch up. You are probably not yet has as yet my paws is a look at it now, so that's is one word. BRI a and and LRI. Yes, you should be fine from there and and hopefully he'll have the open word with you. Pray with you and you come into greater liberty in the spirit than you've experienced before. My I will keep us posted.
Okay I sure think Douglas 866-34-TRUTH not like I I rarely say contexts of just know that Brian loves to minister to people and pray with people and open up to them with the word of God says about the Holy Spirit about speaking in tongues and things like that. So we shall see if the connection takes place right back to the phones Jerry and Des Moines, Iowa.
Welcome to the line of fire. There are you there Jerry I tell you what.
Maybe Jerry had to step out so will try to reconnect with him or call screener will check to see if Jerry still there and instead we will go over to Ted in broken Bow, Nebraska. Welcome to the line of fire door Dr. Bronner doing well thank you for car color make this quick… It before and I never got through, propelled a question. Why not a problem from the heart on how would you what advice would you give to somebody wants to reconcile with their father but they have different belief and that so father very strict on that overly God it did it did the breach in the relationship happen over the beliefs of all the breeds have been good all of the rebellious son yet all but along the way, I found 1 Finding Yourself Finding My Way to quite an effect.
So so and and the father's beliefs. What are the things that he's really dogmatic about these police that a different not divide out about that and I get to be Brenda. Okay, not right got a got okay so state stay right there.
Ted, I really appreciate your opening your heart. In this way and I just got 10 seconds before the brakes of stay right there and I'll give you my advice on the other side of the break, and I believe if you humble yourself and reach out the document to give grace despite we should yes it's the line of fire with your host activist, author, international speaker and theologian Dr. Michael Brown voice of more cultural and spiritual revolution get into the line of fire now by calling 6634 through here again is Dr. Michael Brown joining us on fire right will get back to it to Ted so Ted, when I would encourage you to do is to humble yourself as low as you can in reaching out your dad and taking full responsibility for whatever you did as is a rebel. However, you hurt him. Even if let's say it was 80% your fault, and 20% his fault. You just take 100% responsibility for your fault.
Be determined to get as low as you can and to honor him to tell him that he is your dad and that love to reestablish relationship. Now if he starts to put up walls then you can stop that if if he starts to say, well, unless you believe this or that will never have a friendship, then you just say hey dad, I just want to forgive me for the things I did that wrong and on the gods forgive me and you're my dad and honor you and if the doors you change your heart anymore in any point, here is a can contact me you put it back on him and and if he pushes any buttons any sayings that would really provoke you. Just be ready. You know and just say hey I know what I did was wrong and I'm not here to argue you know and and sometimes just the humility, the love, the change is enough to open the door again and it could be the Lord uses you to delete your dad to really know Jesus of God… Not in the Scriptures you can recommend the strength of the yes I would go to first Peter chapter 5 and read. In particular, the first seven verses never first he's talking to elders, first right, but then he says to the younger ones. Humble yourself and God will give grace to the humble, to what I learned over the years was the lower I got the more I got blessed that the lower I got and the more I took responsibility from from my failings, even if somebody else it really hurt me and I been with people who really hurt me and I reached out to them and said, have I failed to let you down, and that changed everything. So you just know that in God's sight that the Ottoman grovel do something silly you know. But when you generally humble yourself that his smile is on you that he say that's my boy. Good good. That's my boy and and he will lift you up to the be a sense of joy and freedom that you get so it starts off first Peter 5137.
It starts off talking to that to the elders and then to the younger man and that we should all be clothed with humility. God gives grace to the humble. He resists the proud, and then it says in verse seven casting all your anxiety on him because he cares for you, so your heavenly father cares for you and and knows the difficulty of the situation. So before you go in hexagon. I'm worried. I don't know what it's gonna hurt me if I get rejected I want to open the cast at all upon the Lord, and he'll give you peace. I just pray with you Ted center-right Belgrade sure. Also read Psalm 133 so. First Peter 5137 and Psalm 133 how God loves unity so I know it's spiritual concept there, but this is something very important to the Lord, Lord, we pray for Ted that you give grace to humble himself and reconcile and that you touch his father that the relationship would be restored and that both of them walk together following Jesus, thank you for your blessing God a man, he did.
Ted, thank you for trusting us with the question, let us go to Sean in league city, Texas drawn the line of fire.
Are you doing well. Thanks. Good. Good had a question about evangelism goes boy you know and I know I can. My church there's a big emphasis then and a lot of the body or private charismatic body of Christ for pretty strong with that, but I got to thinking the other day about princes, the Coptic church in Egypt or varied places you think that those guys were beheaded for weightlifting on the street corner or what it was it because they were known for being Christian. There were some Christians from what I understand the rice in a hostile environment. Note that there are parts of Egypt where it's easier to be a Coptic Christian others were it's harder, but there is almost always discrimination many times that the lowest and worst of jobs are the only things that you could work, there's a lot of opposition to many areas of society under Pres. CC. There have been strong efforts to improve the state of the Coptic Christians but there in a difficult situation there's always persecution one way or another. Over the years from more radical Islamic groups and when you have crazed groups like Isis being raised up simply being a a Coptic Christian is enough for you to get killed now, it could be that they were very well known for their witness.
It could be. They were simply known to be Coptic Christians. Either way, that was enough for them to be beheaded.] What do you think that part like you know in the wet when I read scriptures and I kept at the monitor to bring it back to my mind. I don't not trying to mark down in evangelism or anything like that but what I look alike closet for five and six. Talk about walking with them to those were outside redeeming the time and in that we might know how to answer each one in first Peter three for I think 15 billion at answering people not not so much beating my chest and telling everybody you know. Here, Lord. I one time I would witness to people but my I would witness people to think that I tell him the gospel, but my witness wasn't all that strong} a shot. As I think think the issue is that you may be caricaturing evangelism as somebody stands require yelling okay all of us to be witnesses. All of us in one way or another, called to be witnesses so first we live out our faith in front of the world right it's not words or deeds both we live out our faith in a consistent way that when people see us. They know they were followers of Jesus, it shouldn't be that there are around us for a year and we tell them were followers of Jesus like what the nastiest, most out-of-control person I know.
How could that be, so it should be our own lives, our lifestyle is consistent with our faith and that we look for opportunities to share the gospel.
It's normally one-on-one, but sometimes it can be from the pulpit.
Sometimes it can be through social media. Sometimes it can be preaching to crowds so evangelism takes on thousands of different forms, but it's not either/or.
It's not wants to live out my faith though you live out your faith and you share your faith verbally. We do both, but if you share your faith in your life is not right. It weakens the message.
If you just live a certainly don't share your faith. It kind of mutes the message source is both that is both that and in certain countries and situations. Just being a Christian, your marked which is terribly difficult, but often with the gospel spreads the most all right, let's go Qatar for another called to let's go to Jim in all right. Let's go to Christie in Des Moines, Iowa. Welcome to the line of fire. Christie, are you there will go ahead please.
I got a question about writing you. I have been a Christian for 20 years. There was where I lived under out a lot of stress pray I failed our own. I warmed up going to figure and then I literally felt the Holy Spirit leave back and I get that I knew and I think I'm distraught. From that moment on, would I ever get that Holy Spirit back campus course first, God is not got got sick and abandon you for smoking a cigarette. However, if you knew that you were walking in disobedience to God and grieved the spirit in certain way, then, is simply a matter of turning back to him. Read through Luke 15 read it over and over.
It's the story of the prodigal son. The first is the lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost son all right so that's an extreme form of someone completely walking away from God and living in all kinds of sin and obedience. And yet when they come back in repentance. Then the father runs to meet them and embraces them and celebrates with the party so I would encourage you to humble yourself before the Lord, repent of anything you know as grieved him.
Maybe you had a very intimate experience with them and you felt that's lost certainly. He loves to restore. He loves to restore and less so that the end is even better than the beginning.
So read that through Luke 15, over and over until it settles in your heart and mind that the father wants to embrace you with both arms and Psalm 51 David Psalm of repentance after committing adultery and murder. He deeply repents and says God don't take your Holy Spirit from me.
If God was willing to hear David's prayer and not take the spear from him. After those sins certainly God is willing to bless you with intimacy with the spirit with that sense of closeness after doing what you did and obviously under duress so know that Jesus died for those sins. He died for adultery died for murder. Dr. pride Darfur abusing her body was cigarettes and he provides us with complete forgiveness. We ask it for himself.
Psalm 51 then 15 let that penetrate your heart my everyone that's combination think will not reject you forever read that taking a long less.
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