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You know in this time of crisis in health concern. The book of Proverbs is something practical to say it's time for the line of fire with your host activist and 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 is thoroughly Jewish Thursday and friends. We are here to be your voice of moral sanity and spiritual clarity is the world around us is swirling God remains our rock or refuge or strength God's word remains our path of wisdom or foundation our life. So were going to give you wisdom from the word in the midst of a health crisis from the book of Proverbs.
I thought that would be fitting for thoroughly Jewish Thursday so we'll be getting into the get a lot of scripture a bunch of versus just will summarize with cinnamon and someone to really dig into and search out together but if you have a Jewish related question of your first time listener first-time viewer been with us for years never called in as long as it's Jewish related so he could relate to the Hebrew Bible, the Hebrew language.
It could relate to modern Israel.
It could relate to Middle East conflict can collate relate to messianic prophecies, things like that.
We will gladly take your Jewish related questions and calls 866-348-7884 is the number to call. Also will take a look at some health issues in Israel. Right now the coronavirus that that I think you'll find interesting as we consider this on a larger level will look at that as well but I want to draw attention to a graphic on my friend Ron Cantor posted this early to early today Ron I been friends for decades, and he's based in Israel and the leader in in the Tikkun international but he posted this that I want to just put this right out. He said Yeshua is the answer. If the coronavirus is a hoax, Yeshua, Jesus is the answer.
If it is the conspiracy conspiracy from the who the World Health Organization create a fake vaccine issue is the answer. If it's just a nasty virus. Yeshua is the answer.
If it is George Soros of the illuminati.
Yeshua is the answer. If it is preparation for one world government. Yeshua is the answer. If it is Chinese biowarfare or one political parties attempt to get the auto off oval office. Jesus is the answer anyway you cut it.
Jesus is the answer. He was not caught off guard by this. Neither has he been tricked. He is 100% control. Instead of spreading conspiracy theory spread the gospel in these troubled times. This is what people need from Ron Cantor. Amen.
Couldn't have said it any better myself, 866-34-TRUTH with your Jewish related questions. Also in Israel right now. The last data we got right before the show was that there are 574 people infected with coronavirus in Israel. There are tens of thousands quarantined. Now they been quarantined from some weeks back. Now I remember. Probably two weeks ago about 70,000, as many as 70,000 Israelis being quarantined so Israel jumped on this immediately and Prime Minister Netanyahu made some decisions that were gonna really impact the economy potentially because tourism is a massive part of Israel's economy and he made some decisions right off the bat and some said he overreacted. He called the pandemic before others were calling in a pandemic. So Israel took some stricter measures early on and there are many health workers now who have the virus. Doctors and first responders and others, and that's natural that when you're involved with this, you're gonna get infected so so and this is around the world. Of course, health workers put themselves at risk, but what's interesting even though they're saying hundreds could die and their several in serious condition right now even though they're saying hundreds could die even though they banned public gatherings of more than 10 people right so far no one has died. It so far no one in Israel has died yet of the coronavirus now naturally the conspiracy theorists in the haters and the anti-Semites can say you see you see that this is the start of the success of some Israel start you.
You always get these crazies out again say whether it's just a matter of time and in Israel show the same percentage of casualties as a nation whether Israel took further measures quicker. Whether the amount of doctors and scientists and research in Israel help make right decisions. Whether it's God's grace. Whatever the reason is you're going to have the anti-Semites in the conspiracy theorist say what they say it's gonna bring that your attention events. But here's what's interesting.
Just saw this headline today as well that an Iranian cleric and Iranian official Islamic official has said that it would be okay to buy a coronavirus virus vaccine from Israel.
So if skews me hated Israel develop that that would be okay. According to this rating cleric in my friend Ron Cantor pointed that out and want to draw it to your attention.
Okay, you go to the Scriptures in a moment, but if you just tuned in. Think Dr. Brown you have a problem with your your throat know it's just constant talk constant radio constant travel, constant change in time zones, weather conditions, things like that. Sometimes I'll just have a little tickle in my throat.
This tiny minor cough. There's nothing to it.
I'm healthy, thriving, by God's grace something that's been old persistent over period of time, but as out all do things proactively some organic teal throat coat and some organic non-sugar is large lozenges and things like that test help and right now with so many travel cancellations. I was scheduled to be in Nigeria next week and as long as the door was still open. I was open to going, but now they are there shutting down borders or quarantining and so they had to cancel this conference has been planned for many many many months and we been distributed my books there reduce price and help you do that to get the masses. Lot of anticipation for the conference that's canceled so I have more time to catch up on sleep more time to be with the Lord more time to write more time to produce more video radio material sort. Our goal is to grab this moment and and to find ways to minister to you more and bless you more and strengthen you more and reach out more sleuths believe God together that that these times should be redeem my assistant, Dylan, a 70 something that II posted and it was a picture of of of Isaac Newton and let's see. Although we just find I've got it appear on Twitter of yet in when you have to work from home and end up discovering gravity.
It's is this in 1665. Isaac Newton had to work from home on the University of Cambridge temporarily closed due to the bubonic plague plague.
It was the most productive period of his life and use the time to develop his theories on calculus optics and gravity. So I encourage you let's seize this moment, let's seize this time. Let's whatever is disrupted in our schedule.
It's not caught God off Gardens my friend Ron said it's not surprised him. So let's say father. How can this be redeemed with it be requested, not just how can we make it through. And I know that's the question for some beer for health reasons be for financial reasons other for minutes how how can we make it through and is is a week it's gonna last a month or six months or year. How can we make it is only so much bailing out the government can do usually print up so much money right before it's meaningless and worthless before the debt. This deepens, deepens and comes out of our tax pockets later on, but none of this is called God by surprise and gauze. The Redeemer and God sits in rules and reigns as King Jesus is Lord.
So our prayer should be God. How can this time be redeemed for your glory. How can this time be used for your glory. How can this time be used to advance your kingdom. How can this time be used for personal growth and family growth. Let it not just be that we survive this, and then get back to life as normal, but it be that we redeem this for the glory of God. Write out the forms right now and then really dig into the book of Proverbs. So text a friend tell him to tune in and we go to John in St. Mary's Georgia.
Welcome to the line of fire. After Dr. Brown might call her thing. Brown not question your temper with your what I'm interested in your opinion, probably in light of what going on in the world not that big a deal, but as part counting the Omer or Edward Shabbat.
During the three of unleavened bread, you think is the correct one.
I go where the chair right with the actual Shabbat, not the holy convocation first day of unleavened bread where you can still cook, not an actual Shabbat is to the holy convocation right so so that the big question is when the reference is to firstfruits in Leviticus 23 is that referring to the day after the Sabbath, the seventh day Sabbath and therefore will always be a Sunday or is it referring to a Sabbath convocation whenever that falls in the week, in which case that they could be a Tuesday or Thursday or Friday or be potentially any day of the of the week virtually sold you my understanding is that it was referring to the Sabbath being meaning the seventh day Sabbath, which would then tie in with the celebration of the resurrection always being on the Sunday which I am with when the Messiah rose from the dead soul. Traditional Judaism has a different way of looking at that Sabbath there, but not my understanding the understanding of from what I could tell, most messianic Jews and acaricides of those Jews who rejected rabbinic traditions was not believed in Jesus, they would see it the same way. So with all respect to the rabbinic tradition. Here is a strong area were I would differ so the other traditional accounting.
Let's see Kathy of the old Mayor this year is going to begin on a Thursday, April 9 and then will and the evening of Thursday, May 28, but your point would be that it shouldn't start on Thursday but rather on the subject, correct most here that will really make a difference, except perhaps for nerve important truths or box or I don't know I don't want your dog to record certain ragged conflict on how it normally does like I'm in my other goal follow on to that would be you know where I can get a calendar that would correctly indicate shall below and firstfruits than yada yada yada. Got it yet, so I'm there's I can be disputed on 99% of it but I would just check for missing the Jewish calendar or check firstfruits of Zion and see if you have a calendar is not, I will personally do the accounting. To be honest, but of yet. Check that firstfruits is either messianic use and calendar video five. Thank you sir it's 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 all right, we have someone new in training today. Back in our studio in Winston-Salem and I guess they did not realize that we have Jewish music that plays arts will get the training sharpened and unbelieving at the bottom of the hour and have it ready to play all right for short, 866-34-TRUTH that is the number to call you grab one more call and then really dive in to the book of Proverbs together.
I would go to Jonathan in Washington. Welcome to light a fire hey Dr. Brown thanks for taking my call. I had two quick questions about the Hebrew language when first language is high ion, not my part, like my first question. My first question is I understand Hebrew is the national language of Israel. But just because it is the national language doesn't necessarily mean that the people primarily speak it so so I know that's what that's what the speaker yeah that's with this McPeak Hebrew yeah that's okay you know if you are right.
If you are living in Westbank Gaza, then Arabic will be your first language, but you probably speak Hebrew as well, but yet your Israelis grow up out of the womb learning Hebrew like we learn English and it's that's what's taught, etc. the other thing is that many Israelis don't speak English if you're in Jerusalem you'll find a lot of English speakers BB in other parts the country and you not been it's a long cabdriver. I've got a big take an hour to go to speaker some like that and because my mother Hebrews, week, and I know I haven't used it much in years. You know how we start conversations, broken as it will speak much English a many Israelis if they were if you're watching Israeli TV, you will see, say, an American movie or TV show in English but with Hebrew captions and that's how some Israelis learning so many Israelis speak English as well but yet Hebrews the national aims that it's changed a lot from biblical Hebrew. So for example my my fluency in reading and biblical Hebrews is way way way better than safer pickup in the Israeli newspaper. Yeah it's it's the spoken language is the language of song language of everything you normal language okay will actually my second question which was how similar is a modern-day route to biblical Hebrew right so it's similar in that it's the same language that use the same script you have the same letters, you have the same verbal structure. Things like that but the vocabulary has developed dramatically since the founding of the modern state of Israel. It's it's grown it's expanded of some of the syntactical style of grammatical function of different things has changed a lot so your average Israeli cannot read the Hebrew Bible fluently. It it would be.
Is it similar to modern English compared to the King James in certain ways. Yes, but the changes are even more dramatic. So II could be reading from a difficult passage in the Hebrew Bible and in the prophetic books are one of the poetic books and your average Israeli would miss a lot of it because the vocabulary is difficult. Now if it was just a simple prose passage.
If you just reading from a narrative in the book of Genesis. Then Bill be able to get the fast fast fast majority of that but has changed a lot.
Certainly hubris of the same language, but you know, if you take English language over thousand years of German language over thousand years for you get Hebrew language over several thousand years. It's natural that there a lot of changes right yeah that sounds good. Yet, you bet, sure thing.
I doubt I'll take a take one more call. I got the reason is I got so much stuff on and get into an Proverbs I may just take a bunch calls first and then just dig into it like 1/2 hour. All right.
In Virginia ion should be gone, that we just redo something here and try to to connect. Not sure what just happened, but let's try this again let's go to Stephen in Virginia.
Welcome to want to fire their Dr. Brown are you doing doing great and blessed. Thank you. My question for you today.
In regards to what we have and cannot Scripture I know that we will not know the exact hour but could we perhaps know the reason is return we should my first Thessalonians 5, Paul says that that that day will not overtake us as a thief and that we understand that when everyone same peace and safety, then sudden destruction come. We know that in Matthew 16 Jesus criticized the Jewish leaders of the day so you can predict the weather.
But you can't recognize that the time you're in right now. So for sure, we should as God's people recognize were getting to that season out when you say that season what you mean you mean within 20 years within 10 years within one year. Within six months know that's what we can debate but I I cannot personally use my personal understanding of Scripture and my personal belief. I cannot believe that as the Lord's coming is drawing near, and hundreds of millions of believers are seeking God's face and praying for his return. That there would not be a growing sense of his nearness and that things would be unfolding on the earth member.
I don't believe in preacher rapture so that means that all whole lot would be unfolding on the earth that would indicate that we are very close to the end and that's why we see various things happening like the coronavirus or locust plague that they could be hitting the Middle East sit effort could be could be had in the Middle East from Passover or other upheaval or climate change issues. I will look at any of those is a test this is the end of the age were almost there, because I see so much more that still must happen.
So yes, right. We should know we like to know the day or the hour but certainly we should know when Paul tells the Thessalonians in second Thessalonians 2 that that day of being cavity of the Lord will not happen until the apostasy takes place in the man of sin is revealed, then that is indicating that we will see the revealing of this end time ruler that again I'm not looking for the antichrist looking for the Christ of looking for the Messiah, the Lord, that's who my eyes are on but understand certain things will happen enthralled with Matthew 24, which is application to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 minutes application to the end of the age. It tells us that you'll see various things happen. A lot of people but that's just the beginning of sorrows. This can be more the takes place and it's it's very easy for human beings, especially those of us who believe in the prophecies of Scripture, see everything is the end of the age or the end of the world and human beings of doing that. Do that for centuries both Christians and non-Christians is very easy to speculate that I believe you people will be such. The shaking will be such the working of God will be such, the outpouring of of of the spirit will be such, the demonic deception will be such that it will be far, far, far beyond anything we've ever lived through. Thus, for in that it won't just be 00 was a surprise. Jesus came in the middle of that ninth-inning of the baseball game is where I discussed our ice cream. I I'm not expecting it to unfold like that for those of us who are God's people eagerly awaiting his return over one of that day about it will come like it in the night you for the world, not for us that they will not overtake you as a thief because you're not a child of darkness.
How can he come as a thief in the night.
If we are children of the day. We live in the day so that's that's the whole thing and was interesting as Prof. Craig Keener has pointed out the book he and I wrote not afraid of the antichrist with interesting is that the verses referencing thief in the night follow judgment passages that take a look in second Peter three of the thief in the night passage. There is this end of the world. Upheaval in the renovations of the heavens and the earth, so that's judgment on the wicked who go on in their blindness, who despite the shaking and the judgment keep thinking well everything's gonna be all routes, not the end. They're the ones that put their head and says, not us. Luke Luke 21 says that that when you see these things happening in and people are fainting for fear that what's coming next. But they still don't get it. They still understand it's the coming of the Lord. That's when we lift our heads and rejoice because his coming is near there so it's it's doesn't overtake us as a thief because we live in the day, not in the night.
Thank you for your call. Stephen appreciated. Thank you, sure thing. All right, 866-34-TRUTH. Let me read a passage to you and then I promise, we come back.
We are just digging right into Proverbs ways of life, ways of health via amazing wisdom from the book of Proverbs. But what's what's written in in a first Thessalonians chapter 5 first Thessalonians chapter 5 the concern of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you for you yourselves are fully aware the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night when they're saying shalom, safety, peace and safety. Sudden destruction comes upon them like a woman having birth pains in the womb. There's no way they will escape.
But you, brothers and sisters are not in the dark so that that they might overtake you like a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night of darkness. So then let us not sleep as the others do.
Let us remain on the alert and sober mind. For those who sleep, sleep at night does get drunk, get drunk at night.
Since we are of the day, let us be sober minded putting on the breastplate of faithfulness and love and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
For God did not destined us for wrath for obtaining salvation through Lord Yeshua the Messiah he died for us so that we may be awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. We come back. The book of Proverbs God's ways are ways