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The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network so much tragedy in the world so much tragedy in the news. What is God doing redemptive leave in the midst of it is time for the line of fire with your host activist, author, 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 get into the line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH. That's 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown to get built up strength and encouragement edified even stretched tuned into the right broadcasts. This is Michael Brown. Welcome to the line of fire, refute or seek a healthier, stronger, thriving, vibrant and everywhere all physically but all the more spiritually that you are healthy as you are strong as you are vibrant as you are overflowing with God's grace and goodness and truth and courage and strength in your own life, you will be able to change the environment around you as the light shines in the darkness is dispelled. Hate you can ask me anything you want to today 866-34-TRUTH 87884 or you can call to comment on the topics with a touch on 866-34-TRUTH will have a heart-to-heart talk with you about the shootings in Michigan the end of last week. One talks about the passing of Bob Dole will talk about the firing of Chris Cuomo bring scriptural perspectives on everything that we talk about today. But first, as were in the month of December just want to share my heart.
Honestly, candidly with you about one of the thing. Have we been a blessing to this year have these line of fire broadcasts help you have a hope to grow in the Lord. Have they help you think more clearly that they give you courage and strength fades you nourished. You nurtured you in the Lord. It's it's our hope interpreter decided that's the case from so many people we hear from me understand that that's the case on behalf of my entire team. We are blessed and grateful to God that we can be a blessing to you, would you help us bless someone else would you help us share this message with a wider audience. We have clear marching orders from the Lord to do major radial expansion, beginning in 2022. We continue to do everything we can via Internet via podcast expand that voice is best as we can. At the same time as radio as he got stronger during these cold years and and continues to be strong, we feel is so crucial to get on many, many more stations across America into launch.
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What week we dealt with. We fix that for those listening just ignore it, so asked her to Brown.org that's the place to go and we do appreciate your solidarity and your support deeply. Okay so II was looking at the news. The tragic shootings in Michigan over the weekend and reading some of the stories in one caught my attention yourself so for students killed a number of other Shaw including the teacher. This cold-blooded murder and all of that, the utterly tragic things were.
There was enough advance notice.
Obviously, with hindsight, with hindsight, when that when the kid was called in for the second time because of drawings that he had violent drawings and things that he had written and and and looking for ammo online went when these things happen when teachers were aware of some of this when the wit when the young man was brought into to meet with school counselors for the second time within parents were brought in obviously and hindsight.
You don't let the kid back in class that day as it was after that that he went out and shot and killed, and you certainly search his backpack. His locker if law enforcement abroad and they said at that point the moment there violent images or anything like that. They should have been brought in. They would make sure he didn't go back to class that day with a make sure that everything was searched but again that's hindsight that what happened happened. Obviously if the counselors those in the school had the slightest hint that support this would've happened there without a lot of back and that they would have searched his is belongs to call the police to from start that's hindsight that these laws are lost. Now and yeah I know every day, tragedy takes place in going similar with this every day. We just don't hear about it on the news but someone dying in a tragic car wreck your family on the way to church hit by a drunk driver and and unit of the pastor's wife and kids are on the way because the pastor there early and there'll killing horrific things like this happen all the time and in children dying of cancer and on and on this Hornick there's pain every moment of every day. It's one reason that we long for Jesus to return because we know that ultimately until he does return. This can be hard it is going to be pain. Sometimes the weekly focus little more on things that are in the newsletter all the more shocking so kids go to school one day you're expecting to do not come home.
The parents are not expecting that when the kid goes out that morning. That'll never see him again in this world and one of the stories really got my attention. The loss of every life is is obviously terribly tragic. There's one of the kids popular football player is a high school kids and we've got Willis the three of our grandchildren now or are in high school 1 College St., three in high school and her two grandsons each seniors, but six weeks apart in age when playspace will replace football so I read about a high school kid a young man football player you can you can relate even more. That's the convert or grandsons and I watch this video after gamely stalking and you know this discuss whole life ahead of them right and then according to the reports when the when she began he tried to disarm the shooter so he tried to do the noble and courageous thing. According to the reports and and in the process lost his life and I read that and I just exist and I watch the video and I just put my my head. My hands and sobbed. Just it is.
I can imagine the pain of the parents. The family that the trauma of the shocking and the others that that lost their kids in the others could Shaw who knows that the trauma they live with the teacher shot the trauma these that the kids in the school have to live. I mean just horrific on every level. So this step back and ask the question okay will end and there was a petition to sign to have the school stadium. Whatever the Woodbridge Co. they played into the habit, named after the young man that the football player the truck to disarm the shooter signed that petition and I thought okay if if he lived a normal life, had married family. Good guy did a lot of good, but lived a normal life right he'd be here today gone tomorrow.
Nobody would remember him in terms of the larger scheme of America right just the person that they had a good life you think about because of his heroic actions will be remembered. The be something named after him. The be a certain legacy and perhaps because of the tragedy that that protocols will be set in place in schools across America that will save many lives. Those because of the terrible loss of these lives then maybe many other lies will be saved because of the protocols and and things being done on the much more careful way so that people are extra cautious. The moment they see these kinds of signs and bring in law enforcement even more quickly to to prevent this kind of thing, like not, the parents and their alleged guilt know this right on the time at any this and at another point fingers at the school. Obviously, hindsight is 2020 and tragically 2020. Now this I was just processing this thing okay even if lives are saved out of this. These lies was the lost.
These lives are still gone. These parents will never have the joy of seeing their kids are grandparents and the grandkids grow up in an these kids that could've grown up in and enjoy everything in life that we got to enjoy their gone as teenagers and and that's that can't be changed in this world and that got me thinking about this theme as I thought about it many many times in terms of people have given their lives for the gospel.
Jim Elliott was martyred by the awk Indians prayed Lord I don't ask for a long life, but a full one like yours or Jesus could well be that this young man in particular. In seeking to disarm a shooter and risking his life to save the lives of others will have done more with his life in a shorter period of time and have a greater legacy than many of the rest of us in an entire lifetime. It just got me thinking about this long life is a blessing from God, but much more important than the quantity of life is the quality of life. Perhaps short life lived well in obedience to God to be of much greater value than a long life with so many of us with our lives. I want to talk about the Expo line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown voice of moral cultural and spiritual revolution.
Here again is Dr. Michael Brown transfer running us on the line of fire 866-34-TRUTH with anything on your mind today will take some calls later in the broadcast. So again, I've often reflected on this issue lit. Let's say you have a young person that wasn't wearing a seatbelt and got the bad car accident and was killed. They had the seatbelt on the likely would've survived, and this produces a movement in the whole community where kids become more responsible's driver.
So as a result of the loss of this one life. Many of the lies of Satan use it yet, but that one life was still lost exactly exactly and it was lost by that person's choice either. Maybe negligence but they didn't choose to lose their lives. It's difficult for us. We must live friends in light of eternity. We must live knowing our lives belong to God. And just as this young man who sought to disarm the shooter and lost his life in the process will be known and remembered in a way that most likely never would have been if he simply went on living his life as he had, even if it was a good and fine life. We have to ask ourselves is, as Leonard Ravenhill pointedly asked in its it's on his gravesite of the things you're living for, with Christ dying for our lives makes sense in light of eternity. Remaking quality decisions that will make sense when we look back a month from now or you're from the 10 years from now, or we living lives that we look back to see what was the purpose of it. Where did the years go it just mean people often know what you're doing.
A liquid she would praise you, talk about them.
Some of the sight of God timeout. What matters I took about running your race so as to win with your race as a homeschooling mom with the weather your race as a professional athlete seeking to honor the Lord with your racist pastor a congregation with your race is being a godly witnessing a bit in the business place or earning money to generate funds for the gospel. Whatever your race is with your race right now is is maintaining purity in the midst of an impure culture as a team, run your race so as to win. It's a messed up world. It's a very messed up world.
And if there is no God. It's really messed up because no no eternal good can come out of these things.
There is never making things right. It's over and things can never be made right thank God he is real. Thank God there is world to come. Thank God things that are not set right in this world can be set right in the world to come with the pain with the suffering. It still another reason why we long for the Lord's return, or that I just wanted to share that with you and hopefully it'll minister some grace and truth to you in the midst of this now the question is was interacting with the Calvinist pastor on Twitter and and hopefully what will do a friendly debate about the subject next year, but the question is does God ordained everything that happens. This God ordained everything that happens.
What I will just mean earthquake, hurricane, quote, natural disasters, woods, simple acts of God's assignment that I am talking about the shooter shooting onto my car wreck unto them at every disease and sickness that's in someone's body does God ordain everything happens it doesn't mean that he approves of everything that happens but does he have a secret will, in which she ordains everything that happens or that the decree which he created the world and set things in motion is the degree by which everything is ordered.
II do not believe that Scripture I do not believe the God ordains everything that happens, there are many things in Scripture that God disassociates himself from there many things in Scripture ago makes clear, I had nothing to do. I want it nothing to do with your many things in Scripture, God's as I raised up to do this but you did that and I'm not happy with that. In the wasn't according to my will. So no, I do not believe that God ordains everything that happens though Calvinist was to be human beings are still responsible for the trust's assets understand, this is not stuck preaching some some type of of of fatalism and and and you're not responsible. Of course not. I understand that I would not let them misrepresent the Calvinist position. Of course, but I do not believe, according to Scripture that the shooting happened because God ordained the shooting happened because of evil human choices and perhaps satanic evolve. Did God let it happen will everything that happens. If it happen.
God let it happen.
Alludes he didn't stop it from happening say but why didn't he stop will then he would have to stop the human race. There would be no human race is every day human beings do good things and do bad things and every day human beings make choices. We either have a world in which we have the freedom to make choices which case, good and bad things can happen. We don't have a we don't have what was freedom but if you want a world where there's freedom or we can actually make choices and I talked. We talked about this with with the the Christmas parade massacre location that there is a world in which mate we make choices you so what he got increase in Christmas what would you rather not be the reason that suicide is terrible as it is an epidemic is can be is still so rare. Comparatively, even among people suffering hurting the reason that suicide is so extremely rare is because people prize their existence. It's because people would rather be alive than dead. So we would rather that God created us than not have been at all and it if we could have a world in which you push a button and you never do anything wrong again you never think a wrong thought. But you're now under outside control using know what I want freedom when we prize the most. Our existence when we next prize. Most our freedom. So God gave us both our existence and our freedom with that there are consequences with that tragedies will occur. It also means we have the freedom to do good effect with them just grab that that Wesley quote I should I should memorize it one day there there we go. John Wesley perhaps his most famous single do all the good you can buy all the means you can.
It's so easy to memorize this so memorize it to all the good you can buy all the means you can in all the ways you can in all the places you can at all the times you can do all the people you can as long as ever.
You can yeah that's that's how we have to live not as if God has a way about what's the matter with you some of us live with conception of God like that which is totally contrary to his nature and very destructive for all walks with God rather because the great love that he has for us rather because of the goodness that is shown to us rather because of the opportunist opportunities bestowed on us. That's do what we can while we have the time I think of it like this. If you knew that this week was the last week we can have with one of your love ones would you do anything differently you select stop everything else just be with them okay. I understand that. But aside from that, would you would you make them know even more how much you love them, would you do your very best to make sure they know the Lord would you do which you can sit to hear their heart to it is you want to live in such a way that you live without regret. And that if if you find out you're coming to the end of your life. Rather than say all know I went. I was just going to get started or you and I can have much time with someone else at all. I always wish I'd don't don't live like that don't live with endless wishes that that never come to pass Jewish you know how to do do today you said I don't know where to start, then start on your knees or in prayer can't get on your knees Lord on your child and I want your life to my life to count in eternity and want to make sense here in this world packet so much going on and I feel like my head swirling and I don't I don't know which way is up or down. I'm tired dad feel on whatever it is to start where you are and say Lord, how can I glorify my life count. You know what a look back over the years of travel internationally over hundred 50 international trips and a husband very very trying very intense. Some of them especially the earlier days very long and then you on the flipside, you make a long, long trip for for couple days somewhere you wanted last restaurant Australia right before covert got just that hidden flights are being canceled was 50 hours each way to be in Australia to sport for weekend. Basically but I'm so glad I made everyone will strips. Boy am I glad.
Boy am I glad. Whatever food sacrifice was involved. I'm so glad and that outcome always pushed feel is holy drive to write more and produce more and I'm so glad you got books out 40+ books of written and 2500 articles and thousands of broadcasts and so many debates in and so on. The modern brownie points from government to stop. So glad I been able produce things that that that makes sense that Lord you gave me time in a so to use and that that's my life that's my calling is going very different than yours for sums so much of your life was just involving raising a big family importing into them and in every one of those kids becoming a Joule in your crown and for so many to be faithful in the workplace and supporting family at supporting the local church and serving and and and and there they are equally heroic all right that there are equally important in being faithful, day by day by day live a life that makes sense friends with this one, CT stud, only one life will soon be passed on the stump price were less live and situated makes sense in the light, we come back and talk about Bob's old by Chris: number and gives the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown to the line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown entrance and spiritual clarity hate just want to shout out to those listening in Norway, Denmark, by way of podcast.
Yeah, I know you're out there, so thanks for listening this one. The mention these two countries in particular today. Just looking emails during the break and there's something I I get those weekly, monthly, with just shows where podcasts are being this tells them about the service recently were podcast we listen to different parts of the world and so some of those countries just came up, so also glad to have you all of you that listen from around the world wants from around the world.
What a joy to be in contact with you in a few years ago when relieving a tour in Israel. It was the last day we were in the old city of Jerusalem and a man naming his 20s, some about that Orthodox Jewish man came up to me to tell me that he and his friends listen to my debate videos watch them all the time. I was thrilled to hear that obviously is an Orthodox Jew. It didn't look like it's of orthodoxy. When I press things little bit. He said that he was raised in a Christian home that was never Christian converted to Judaism and is now studying all day and in living Orthodox lifestyle. I said what about the others with you recently in most them in a raise Orthodox homes and we want your debates together and and so I just said hey you know you're on a journey, keep studying, keep learning, keep seeking and do a real friendly interaction that he walked away.
So grab some of the books of the tour group with messaging. Let's pray for him. So we prayed and those soon as we finished praying and I see him walking back towards me say they won't believe I saw you in this we take a picture together so we did have. If your watching this broadcast hey up or you continue on your journey to seek God and though his truth and the truth about the Messiah of wind when I was in the Faroe Islands a few years ago. Speaking about what would happen if marriage was redefined. One of the neatest stories I heard a gentleman came up to me after I spoke to the church there. Generally, the Faroe Islands are yeah I had when I first heard. I didn't know years back we had some students for the Faroe Islands is not spelled like fire in the Bible.
This is F a ROE off off the coast of Iceland so when I was there gentleman came out to meet his wife saying this is since he gets home from work.
The first and the dues they put on YouTube videos for several of you watching from around the world welcome welcome to the broadcasts. So glad to have you as part of our audience from a listening on radio you been with us the longest right 13+ years so you been listening 13+ years. Good for you. In fact, in fact, all don't want to do the sure sure if you have been listed on every single day on the menu. Never Mr. broadcast.
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I want to give you free book. My my book compassionate father consuming fire whose ago the Old Testament so if you happen to be listening right now you're able to call and you have been listening since been on the air so back to give me a call 866-34-TRUTH 87884. I don't mean you've never missed a day. If you have been amazed but you listen regularly since all the way back then 866-34-TRUTH 87884: majority give you a free book. Okay so news yesterday. The passing of Bob Dole and in the past. One of our staff members would get a collage of pictures from young days. The old days of the person who passed away and then would post something just the name and you there born year. They died and put on her Facebook page so we don't do that as regularly now is as we did in the past but when I saw the news. I thought you know what maybe I'll just post something maybe I'll just post this picture an announcement that he does know if I post directly on posting just my own thoughts and article of written and then that would be your book you're at your connection to the truth of God is revealed in Scripture for the rest of your life. Only one book of the Bible that you could read which book would be and why, 866-348-7884 I decided to do a little poll the other day on Facebook and Twitter and an Instagram asking this very question. I had an idea of where the answers might go you could give an educated guess as well and then I asked myself the same question and came up with I got top three that I would have to say if I can only have one book to read in the Bible for the rest of my life which would be what about you which book you will get one and that's the book for the rest your life that you read from the Bible give me a call 866-34-TRUTH and of course tell me why in the New Testament in the five books of Moses the book that is quoted the most is Deuteronomy in the prophetic writings the book that's quoted the most is Isaiah in what would be called the, the writings in the threefold division and that the Hebrew Scriptures so that would reflect book like Psalms 6, Psalms, Proverbs, and quite a few others. Psalms was the mom quoted most often.
So those were three favorite books of the Bible terms of each of the three different sections is the record. Deuteronomy Isaiah Psalms now in the rabbinic literature in the centuries following this the same three that records the most from their respective parts of the Bible and the threefold division that is found in the Jewish canon of Scripture the same books we have as Christian Old Testament, but different order of books different division and then the Dead Sea Scrolls. The same phenomenon.
Deuteronomy Isaiah Psalms of of the books of the Old Testament so if you could pick any one book you only get this you don't get to read anything else from the Bible through the rest of your life which book would it be so. All I get to calls and then outside the results of the survey and then later in the show.
I'll tell you my particular choice. We say this also I I listen to audiobooks allowable driving in my car was a burden to pray about a particular thing or a phone call to make a listen to audiobooks and on a regular basis and listening to the Bible on audio so some days if if my concentration level is not as intense media just Connie to unwind a little bit on the long drive but I might listen just to an enjoyable regional and another book outside of the Bible and then if a more focus than I'll be taking in Scripture. So yesterday I was listening to listening to a best-selling nationally best-selling book on a very important theme and it's it it's a pretty easy listen. There was a drain to listen to its August listening to a thought to switch over to the Bible about that. Here's the thing I was about to get the first Chronicles of the Old Testament and if you're familiar with first Chronicles. The opening five chapters are just basic just genealogy admit in the chapters after that it goes on quite a while before it gets into deeper narrative intelligible to the life of David things like then so when you read let's let some let's let's do our let's do our best to set a different tone to set a different example to say he were followers of Jesus and that impacts how we live in that impacts how we act that impacts what we post and if you follow us, you'll see that we are of a different spirit. Come on the political scene we we just devour each other and and the hatred on each side and and those seeking to inflame racial tensions on each side, and we often just past each other like ships in the night. How does that help. What good does that do if I got a point to make. I want someone on the other side to hear it. I want to do my best impact that, but I got so much baggage in front of me the time to listen to what I say what's the use of it. So let's step higher than those of you who said God the example to be careful with your speech. I know it's frustrating because of so much junk out there keep shining keep shining the light will shine in the darkness, 86634 RT what the me let me switch topics that will take some calls fire Chris, obviously, there were many. The did like him on the right didn't like the way he helped his brother Andrew did not like the celebratory praises during the having of coal with and on and on and just assessing an eight CNN standards evil are I do not like a lot of the content CNN and the worldviews of of some of the key people I have other obvious but there's naturally can be gloating look there. There are people who gloated we want one Christian leader dies conservative Christian leader.
The people on the left. "Glow when Rush Limbaugh died in their people on the right who will gloat when some on the left dies or is fired, as in this case, but the little what it says in Proverbs chapter 24 Proverbs chapter 24 versus 17 and 18.
It's it says this being fall event, LT small because Lou audio Gillie Becca if or when your enemy falls don't exalt if he trips. Let not your heart rejoice pin your Al denies macabre enough for his female of Apollo. This Lord see it and be displeased and avert his wrath from him.
In other words, your attitude will now become more important to God then then whatever your enemy was guilty of it. Again, I will consider Chris call Miami but briefly in biblical times your enemy. That's excellent wants to kill you. Your enemy is someone wants to destroy you or your family, and now God's bringing judgment on them. Yes it last.
You can be thankful if this is someone ready to kill you, Lord. Thank you for delivering me from their hand, but the gloating that I did go out with you deserted got what's coming that can boomerang boomerang right back on us and and whatever we think Chris Cuomo's guilt was we are sitting there gloating our gloating attitude may at that moment be more important to the Lord and uglier in a sight that I think Chris Cuomo did so, let's wash your hearts read the article. I think you find it edifying.
Ask Dr. Brown dog or do not close and your enemies will be right back. It's the light of buyer 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 86643 here again is Dr. Michael Brown on the line of fire, 866-34-TRUTH will go over to Dick's family in Dallas Texas. Welcome to the line of fire near great present your enthusiasm glaring yeah go ahead earlier program that I listening on a lot you know by nine and there was one white wine book in the Bible that we can read and we had a just huge warning warning that Abbott she would be Psalms become keen day and he talked about it.
It kind of adverse terrain at times when he would go through thinking and in his private tour guide regarding whatever he went through understanding when we met that grew at me now commit adultery, murder, but Germany would show them mercy in the land at guide because he would be forgetting and said that client Abbott. She sounds because not only does it gadget wreathlaying live in mercy.
Betty Bennett reflects forgiveness, God's forgiveness. Yeah, it sounds very real raw three honest unfiltered in that regard. Yeah, and speaks to us directly. Yeah, that that show yes the question rested in social media was quite a few weeks back and you were rely post every day but always relevant, always relevant and and I tell folks called with whatever's on your mind, so thank you for calling in and ensuring that Psalms is amazing to have one favorite Psalm. The book of Psalms 91 okay. The reason being that will replace the multi-women by shadow of the Almighty know it will print valet know any plank can near our dwelling yet so living in that place that intimate place with God. There's some amazing promises. The Dixie thank you for the call.
I appreciated no end in the book I wrote last year in intensity. T.
To get out in the midst of coal did not not knowing that here year and 1/2 later, we'd still be still be dealing with this and in some of the lies with the been lost under the serious but no idea it would go on this long wanted to get the book out immediately. It's so relevant when the world stops the relevance to stay but I and with an exposition of Psalm 91 in Heber I and with that, and it it is it is a good Psalm to take hold of. During times of plague in an and and pandemic and epidemic in sickness and fear and the Heber begins as we just heard it the first person some other parts the Psalm quote your shaper say so young, but seltzer.said that the non-so it you your shave. That's an inhabitant I am a your shave of North Carolina so I I am an inhabitant of North Carolina. It also means I live in I dwell in effect your shave. It is a fundamental thing. I knew your shave, I am sitting now, your shave is actually to sit to dwell to live, and so it is it.
It's an ongoing thing right so it's not just that I've I pray for certain hours or you worship for certain periods of time and work in in that that secret place that hiding place, but somehow our whole life is lived hidden in God, yeah. Doug don't get legalistic with it.
To think that off. I think though no lights at the Toronto North are the wrong thought not.
Nothing wrong because of our own thoughts.
You can spiral but it's a hard attitude of of God first called my all in all it's being God conscious with whatever we do and I know some people so one track. He said how can I be conscious of God is asked Lord help me to be more conscious of your presence having to live with greater consciousness of who your and then how we live based on that it is his extraordinary. It is light in the midst of darkness. It is hope in the midst of fear and depression. It is his confidence in the midst of the storm so since since this Psalms mentioned limit them. Sure, something with you that happened so we come up with a new book. We normally do preorders and if if you want to get the book. The first could be hundred. It could be up to four 500 with breaking the stronghold of food that people want to get these in an and Vancil people preorder the pay a little bit more, collectors item and each one is number one of our team members is very good with the calligraphy will just number the books right so starting with one up to. However, many are preorders like as I can be multiply hundreds and and then then I'll sign them so so the staff member will look at each one. Okay, this was ordered by Maria.
This was ordered by Samuel just so also to so-and-so and then unearthing what's a good appropriate Scripture for for this book and then put it in and sign my name and that is that is my sickness. My book signing signature on legal documents. I try to sign the way I did many years ago, but I kinda lost that signature and it is. It's kind of a quick one but that's that's just the way comes out. That's my actual signature. So with when the world stops words of faith, hope, and wisdom in the in the midst of crisis and storm a trial so I thought.
Psalm 91 would be appropriate. Psalm 91 would be appropriate.
So, with each one that I sign the puts on 91 signed well. As I'm signing before I could catch myself. I signed Psalm 91 for the book of a friend of ours. We we knew on Long Island all back in the mid-80s and she lost her husband, she was younger than her husband.
She lost her husband covertly was a friend of ours. We knew him knew her the menu them as a couple and and I signed Psalm 91! Which is a solid protection, which is a Psalm that that the plague won't touch us and these are promises right.
These are promised and it might say health. It might indicate how few of us actually live in that place of of of that level of supernatural protection, but in any case that's with Psalms about an and I proclaim that Psalm is true whether I experience not a proclaim is true. So I signed it. Psalm 91! Sign my name and thought, oh, she lost her husband, a friend from years back. She lost her husband to coatings in the 70s I think was the first one of her friends that that we lost to the disease and I I thought back it seem trite that could seem like all praise the Lord.
Psalm 91 yeah husband died but Psalm 91 and I thought about. I thought maybe maybe you just redo it just put that book aside and just saw an and the thought again but but Psalm 91 is true is still true, even we have losses in this world and and we don't experience the fullness of the long life promised us there.
We have long life forever and ever and ever and ever and forever and ever and ever.
We will enjoy the blessing and the grace of God in ways beyond anything we imagine and when I talked to one of our staff members who is also friend of of this couple for decades. She said no, she's a strong woman of God.
This is fine. Leave it as is so what I want to say is, regardless of what you and I experience the word of God is true. People often said to me, what will Dr. Bragg or Pentecostal charismatic. What will Mike you believe what you do.
Based on experience actually, I believe what I believe, based on the work.
I believe in divine healing today based on the worth I believe the gift of prophecy today based on the worth, I believe, and speak in tongues based on the work I've I believe in different aspects and manifestations of the Holy Spirit based on the work you now have I experienced many things. Yes, amazing, wonderful, glorious and and and there are things I experience in an ongoing way in my life that further confirm what I believe. But I still believe in divine healing, even when I pray for the sick, and they're not healed by because I believe it's written you say all you condemn the personnel of course not just of you having a fake no no of course not assume you will understand why some are healed and others are sometimes redo but many times we don't really understand why.
Sometimes it seems our faith is real and vibrant takes hold of God hears the answer because it doesn't seem to be there or time to see that person really was believing in and they were healed. I don't have all the answers to these questions and many others. But I do know that God is faithful again that ultimately everything he says will pan out.
I know that in the end that he's the only one that will be proven trustworthy in the entire universe. He was the only one who will be proven perfectly trustworthy and therefore is have trusted them through valleys and tunnels were didn't seem to be light in times when there didn't seem to be guidance in times of demonic attack as have trusted him to see his hand of grace prevail one way or another by his grace and trust in him to the end and I encourage you is trustworthy, leaning on him, even when not everything seems to fall into place. Leaning on him and in the end, in this world or the world to come. He will bring life of the darkness. It's just me and another program powered by the Truth Network