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How to Love Our Enemies

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How to Love Our Enemies

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Jesus commanded us to love our enemies, but how we do it for the light a fire with your host scholar and cultural commentator Dr. Michael Brown your voice for more savvy and spiritual clarity. Three for truth to get him a lot of fire and now there's your host Dr. Michael Brown dated the singer Jesus based Scripture grounded gospel empowered moral and cultural revolution in America.

I am deeply committed to being your voice for moral, cultural, and spiritual revolution in order to do that we must embrace the principles of Jesus and not fight with the weapons of the world or fight in the flesh. I'm not talking about if we were at war with an invading enemy that we can't use physical weapons on talk about the church being the church and carry out our mission in this nation. Whatever nation, God puts us if we fight in the flesh, we will lose in the flesh. We fight in the spirit we will see lies radically change. For the glory of God. This is Michael Brown. Welcome to the line of fire broadcast. Here is the number to call to weigh in today, 866-34-TRUTH 866-34-TRUTH 87884. Real talk today practically about how to love our political and ideological enemies again a number to call 866-34-TRUTH now if you want to weigh in on yesterday's discussion about pro-life legislation, they can only pass if it has a rape and incest clause so abortions for the with the exceptions of rape and incest. No abortions with those exceptions. And of course to save the life of the mother. The discussion we had yesterday. If you want to weigh in on that you can still do that again.

We were not debating whether the cause itself is a good clause were saying as pro-lifers we don't like the clause. What if it's the way to pass legislation your state and eliminate 90% of abortions basically on the spot by doing so.

Also, if you just have a general question. When asked me something you want to talk about Bible theology culturally related a bone you want to pick with me a rumor you heard that you like clarify about our life and ministry. By all means give us a call at that same number or write the words of Jesus. Let's start there. Matthew chapter 5 and will pull up our accordance Bible software great software you securely wanted to get into the word and dig into the languages get some great resources there. So Matthew chapter 5, beginning in verse 43 from the sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, you have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I said you love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.

For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust review.

Love those who love you Lord you have not even the tax collectors do the same if you greet only your brothers brothers and sisters. What more you doing the others do not even the Gentiles mean the pagans. The other worshipers do the same. You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect right now.

But step back and think about this for a moment where it is this idea come from your further, it was said love your neighbor and hate your enemy.

We know is 19 the half of the replica mocha. This becomes foundational as usual, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. We know that over time Jewish law discussed and does to this day will who is my neighbor.

It is my neighbor my enemy is my neighbor the limits of kill me as my neighbor the person lives next door. We may be having an argument about something so that's disputed, you know, in Luke the 10th chapter in the parable of the good Samaritan that Jesus tells the Jewish Lord was asking questions you will be the neighbor the neighbors the one who helps the ego be the neighbor love your neighbor as yourself about going and being a good neighbor to someone else. But we do know that in ancient Jewish teaching income on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

There were some tax that pointed misdirection about hating your enemies and you might derive it from. See Psalm 139, when the Psalmist says God I hate those who hate you with a perfect hatred so you might derive it scripturally in a secondhand way you might get it from other Jewish teaching today. There is no known rabbinic source that says love your neighbor and hate your enemy. However, this was something as best as we can tell that was taught in some of these ancient sources we know for sure it was taught because Jesus is addressing. So yeah love your neighbor, but hatred in your enemies out to hurt you readily might be out to kill you. Your enemy wants to hurt you hurt your family hurt your work hurt God's work. Your enemy is bad bad bad. Therefore it's righteous hate your enemy will love your neighbor, Jesus says now know Jesus says I'm telling you, love your enemy. Love your enemy.

I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven. All for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Love your enemies a command from Jesus and pray for those who persecute you now. Let's go over to Romans Romans chapter 12 Romans 12 chapter and here Paul is addressing the believers. There how to conduct themselves how to live in this world.

Romans one through 11 lays out theology than 12 through 16.

The practical application. Romans 12 nine let love be genuine up or receive a hold fast what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection that will skip down to verse 14 blasts those who persecute you blasts and do not curse them. Romans 1214 blasts those who persecute you blasts and do not curse so not say Lord bring on judgment on enemies and destroy them. You say Lord save them. Lord redeem them would set them for you can say Lord stop them from doing evil bring them to repentance. Bring to salvation and then he says this verse 17 repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay says Lord, to the contrary. Now Paul quotes here from Proverbs 25. These are commands to us as New Testament believers. If your enemy is hungry, feed him if he is thirsty, give him something to drink for.

By so doing you will heap coals on his head.

What exactly that means has been disputed, but I think the best interpretation is it means you will bring that person to repentance. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good art question is how we do were commanded to how do we do it so I posted an article yesterday day before on daily wire how to love your political ideological in these it's is for subscribers there which of them midcoast million people that are subscribing, but a minute runs through what's in the article. If you subscribe there you can read it and in depth so not number one. Jesus is not saying that we should stop opposing destructive ideologies. He's not saying we should water down our convictions. He's not saying we should compromise her standards is not saying that at all.

He is not saying that we should not hate evil is not saying that we should not hate the destruction that evil brings, you can grieve over you can hate it I hate human trafficking. I hate abortion but I hate pornography. I hate these things. I hate the destruction that they bring hit the lives that are affected. I hate those things. I don't hate the people involved with them, but I hate those things so Jesus is not telling us not to hate evil effect. We are called to love good in Haiti so so.

Love does not mean passivity and love does not mean compromise was pulsing first Corinthians 13 love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth but the Lord is calling us to be different than the world is he is calling us not to repay insult with insult not to repay hurt with her not to personally retaliate the way others to. He is calling us to step higher. My new book the political seduction of the church. If you haven't preordered yet, please do so on a website. You can preorder assigned numbered copy books going to print any day now. We should have copies of me this month to send out you before the end of the month of things go well. It's due date at the command of September 6, but in the political seduction the church.

One of the key things is us look weak.

We cannot fight the way the world fights the political system is dirty. There's corruption, even though I voted Republican for years and overwhelmingly affirm the Republican platform versus the Democrats are from.

I realize that both parties are of the world and fleshly arose. There's corruption in inhumanity and their power plays and things like that. And while we work in the political system and we are involved in the political system.

We do not become like it in the same way you want to get ahead you you attack these attack ads and demeaning in them and you fight fire with fire and dirt with dirty junk was Doug, not us. As followers of Jesus. We don't excuse me, retaliate in kind.

We don't fight with worldly weapons.

The political seduction, the church will really help you see how the church engages how we are in this world but not of it had to have our views without losing our souls in the process and if I can be candid.

Many of us lost our way. In 2020. Many of us got so consumed with the elections. Many of us got so consumed with president of the United States where minutes can be whoever that is. Many of us get so absorbed that we became like the world is divided as the world is hostile is the world is as mature as the world and its partisan is the world it's the truth, friends about here to win friends on here to equip and strengthen by telling the truth. Jesus calls higher so that means that II truly love my other logical enemies. Those with agendas that I believe are destructive and wrong. I truly love I want to see them saved you want to see them come to repentance. I don't long to see them destroy I don't see their pictures and very filthy sly it's like God get hold of the rings repentance quite remotely.

I felt about how we do that we come back 866 before truth to light a fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown on fire. 866-34-TRUTH, eight, 784 how do we love our enemies. I was looking at some news headlines Sunday night sitting down to a meal after getting back from Dave ministry flying back and I noticed the picture of one political leader who stands for a lot of things.

I deeply differ with them is made some very volatile ugly statements even danger statements in my view, and when I saw him.

I immediately had feelings of negativity, even animosity, not merely checked it and said I don't know this meant at all. I've never read an article praising him or speaking well of him. I've never spoken to people close to him that they can tell me about his good qualities in other ways, but I'm so used to seeing news presented a certain way and and seeing him on the other side of issues that are important to me that immediately was easy to demonize them and even if I deeply differ, even if I think the man stands for wickedness do I have God's heart for that person would I do good to help that person would I sacrifice for that person to come to the Lord. These are questions to ask ourselves as God changes our hearts were able to love those that we would've otherwise love okay so how do we do it, how do we love our enemies. Obviously, with God's grace and help. We give you some practical pointers number one remember that none of us are perfectly righteous at and if God gave each of us what we deserve. We would be in big trouble. That's resort. We recognize that hey I I am not the perfectly righteous man here looking down at this evil person evil person because of God was given scrutinize my life.

Every detail of my life to this moment and give me what I deserve I be in trouble and I'm I'm serious follower of Jesus, am seeking to please honor the Lord. But if you judge me right now for who I was in around my shortcomings. I be in trouble and so would you. Paul wrote this in Titus three E. matter speak and how we should slander others in any said at one time. Titus three we chew were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another until Jesus forgave us and transform us.

So remember who you were before you were safe. Those of you who weren't raised in the lower the voice walkabout remember who you were before you were safe. Remember the mercy that God had on you and, therefore, be merciful to others. Don't don't go around as a slander. So what I'm telling about the person is the truth. If you're speaking the truth in love with the goal of producing edification and righteousness that is very different from attacking hate ads slanderous means mocking is very very different here.

Let me take this step further. As followers of Jesus we have no business using our social media pages to to post defamatory attacks on others which are just mocking attacks.

It's one thing if you said. I'm concerned about Pres. Biden's ability to function. He's an older man and he seems to be in deteriorating health does not seem to be short mentally.

Let's pray for God to help him or come up with another way to protect our country. That's one thing that's legit. It's another thing to post the latest video of him making some egregious error making a mockery of himself and in public speech in an Hostess women will laugh at it for the other side of the spectrum.

It's one thing to say no.

Pres. Trump is getting older and and in these overweight let's let's pray for him just for his own life to be in better shape, and so on. Okay, that's one thing it's another thing to post some pictures from Mongolia fatty is playing golf. We got no business doing the latter as followers of Jesus is inappropriate rise funnier on It's funny a lot of things funny. The wrong well you do selling illegal snow, ice, like a Jesus lover and will justify everything from what I'm's of one thing scripturally go ahead justify your position scripturally right number two number two how we learn to love our enemies.

Martin Luther King said this, there is some good in the worst of us and some even the best of us and we rediscover this, we are less prone to heat our enemies as her every time you begin to hate that person. He said and think of hating a person realize that there some good there. Look at those good points which will overbalance the bad points.

I remember a woman calling in the broadcast and saying my partner and I are lesbians and we don't drink.

We don't smoke, we don't get high or faithful to each other, raising our children and the way you're talking about our community. It's caricatured it's negative, it's wrong, etc. well, they may be more faithful to each other than a heterosexual couple and they may be more devoted to their kids in a heterosexual couple doesn't make same-sex practice right but it does take away some of the caricaturing and some of the demonizing that we can often engage in so I want to get to know the person I differ with the see them as a fellow human being with some good qualities as well. Look as crazy as it sounds.

To those of us were pro-lifers. There are people who believe the compassionate Christian answer to too many unwanted pregnancies is abortion that that's an outrage to me. But there they're doing it up because of a bloodlust because they generally think that's can be the best family for child for for everyone involved. This can be the best course, etc. to bring the child is the work into this world or disconnect up in foster care.

The going up on the streets and how was it good for them and saw. I categorically reject their arguments, but understand where some are coming from. So that's the second thing we realize that there is there some good in other people right and and and we don't just demonize them now number three we can cultivate love for enemies by praying for them regularly. It's amazing to see what happens when you pray for people regularly.

It's amazing to see what happens when on a daily basis get on your knees or whatever you do, your pray and lift them up before God, because the more you do you want to see good come to them you want to see positive things in life you don't just want to see them die in a car wreck or die of cancer. So what about human traffic or someone getting rich on human trafficking will most apart things in human being could do a getting rich on minimum care was gonna make it make make a dollar about them while loving, that means I want to see them repent and turn themselves in and and and bring the industry down.

But by turning themselves in giving names in the letter. I would rather see that than see them struck by lightning. I would prefer to see because I want to see them say they want to see them forgiven. I want to see him get right with God. And yes there are people human traffickers that are believers, not God saved us from all kinds of horrific things that it will be amazed to see what God saved us from so love does not endorse with the Duracell.

Whatever, have known Anna love wants to see it stop. Stop now and if it has be by judgments will be, but I would rather see them repent right before we must understand that when we repay hatred with hatred we become part of the problem rather than part of the solution we lower ourselves, we defile ourselves, and we lose credibility in the eyes of a watching world where no different than the ones were were criticized. Dr. King said this if I hit you and you hit me. I hit you back and you hit me back and want to see that goes on ad infinitum just never ends somewhere somebody must have a little sense.

And that's the strong person the strong person is the person can cut off the chain of hate the chain of evil so let's be the straw, brown, or just being weak know it takes much more strength to be restrained much more strength. Proverbs 15 a gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger problems. 25 patients really can be persuaded and a gentle tongue can break a bone Dr. King quoting once more here. That is the Christian weapon against social evil, we are to go out with the spirit of forgiveness. Heel hurts right the wrongs and change society with forgiveness and friends.

In the end we reproduce who we are. Question is what kind of movement do we want to birth. We have to model it ourselves. Have you had the experience where your driving a busy road is long line of cars waiting to make a turn at a light, and in some of the strata edge out Libya of a parking lot grocery store parking lot to try to edge it into social you slow down to let them out on the 1 nm Harrier on the small number. Hey, I'm just gonna stop for a moment so they can they can get out here because otherwise it's so long on the mannequin out for so you do the nice thing and you let them out right and they don't indulge.

They don't waive thanking when I never had that happen, what I just like all very very nice personality, but I caught myself with that attitude. I've been gone out of my way, which I try to do all the time is just an extension for llamas is a lover of the Lord deliver people.

Those make people appreciate people you know the checkout counter person the reverie just try to be courteous and friendly and God bless Surette have a great day, whatever. Just be a nice person and I've done some testing this must be nice back to me. I thought is that wonderful all do it as long as I get my nice rewards, wealth, friends, let's model who we want others to be as well. This take hold of these words of Jesus hard on the flesh all but liberating to the spirit and something that produces wonderful fruit Lord help us to love our enemies teach us how to do right back with you because 866-34-TRUTH is the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown fire all right if you want to weigh in on any subject, asked me a question on any subject.

Phone lines are open 866-348-7884 before I go to the phones just thinking about this ever been to colonial Williamsburg in in Virginia one years back with Nancy and absolutely loved it. You go back to colonial times. They've got everything as if you were in colonial times, the people are dressed in that way and they role-play so if you're talking to them there talking is if they live back then. I remember talking to one of the guys about the minister preaching of George Whitfield that he was interacting with me is the yearly that heard him preach it and you go to the restaurant so that they try to have a certain ambience that would be as it was in a couple hundred years ago was like wow this is really cool with taking back in time when you go over to England and say that Oxford University is founded in 1096 like why sue timeout subnets on a couple hundred years old, but like a thousand years old. Are you serious that you join a senator in Israel earlier this goes back to about 1000 BC.

In other words, 3000 years old or year. There is this is working. David's palace would've been 3000 years ago, or where this probably dates back to 3200 years ago. This is a whole different world. See step back in time in that regard, and then say wrong on Mount Carmel and we look out at Armageddon. We tell about the end of the age of so logical and fire from heaven near the this the end of the ages. This is just extraordinary run on the potency of Gallic Jesus and his disciples would've been.

It's just extraordinary. So if you haven't signed up to join us yet grow website ask Dr. Brown SK DR Brown.org to find right on the homepage will be the second item that pops up after the political seduction book I get your deposits in the sooner you do the more your space is guaranteed and locked in all right 866-34-TRUTH will go over to David and Corpus Christi, Texas. Thanks for calling the line of fire Dr. Brown regarding honor and privilege group to conquer strong you know your children great work in my love to talk and only to start a Fredette appreciate that. Thank you, David, and also I want our governor and recruit because I'm a combat veteran incorrectly times many of my brothers in arms, killed by radical Muslims right they try to kill me greatly got on my book. My point being, always because of that I used to hate all Muslims altogether hated him by now my feeling but I would in a believer yet, but I'm going to be honest right dinner 2019. When Jesus save me, heal me of Peter, the unit instantly early right. I had like I could take them anymore right. I had to pray for them now and I think also integrate wafers is when the buses pray for the boosters all right, why not pray for radical Muslims and all Muslims to be saved wouldn't wouldn't have me beat bring peace. If people came to the Prince of peace.

Right because we also have a look at how horrible they are. Look at what they've done, but we don't realize that our strength grieved God our strength made it so that Jesus had to come and suffer and endure emotional talking my cookbook. The data help of precritical yeah I know what I like is saying love of Christ and look your you're in combat.

There are some try to kill you, and if they get past you till other innocent people and it is your duty at that moment to try to take that person out you but hatred is very different. There's one thing to say hey this is a war were fighting it.

These people are out to kill in a for example if if you were a sniper and he was the nicest guy. He's about to execute a child and you're able to take them out. We all say you did a good thing at the same time you also pay probably left behind a wife and child. Probably the race a certain way and only those are things others there's grief for the loss of life, but you did the right thing to save the innocent and you took out the guilty.

It would be just like if someone is captured. That is a prisoner of war that you don't go around and kick that person in the teeth and tortured hundreds of violation of their rights. If your Christians like we should see the truth with your eyes could be open.

That's what I want for even if you had to die.

As for war crimes. You die in right relationship with God.

But Dave and I think many people don't see things through the eyes that you did it.

In other words the day they may not hate, and that extremely but they have really bad attitudes towards others that they generalize the stereotype.

They forget the mercy that God had on us suffuse a combat veteran to share that is is very, very powerful, can I ask you this, David.

I know we can track your so I'm either lots of people are calling on who they are but people of color repeatedly symptoms and who they are. You said you got saved in January 2019. So your little over three years in the Lord, how is it that the Lord saved you what what happened that brought you to that point are absolutely so to point I was about 15 aircraft and extreme prepare for your Mac ionic character. My family just really bad angry. I read you would follow him to the prepare fee that was it all out on three different records. Medications are collectively thinking and 2018 or the end I felt God was impressive, like son.

My plan for your life to get the and so I chewed on that like that with the Savior but think also tribunal Caradoc currently for a book by her daughter, the perfect you know, really, really great Christian vocal based book anyways and so one day her.

We are in a tiny apartment career lost her house stereotype regarding a marcher and I got sick of it and I knew the world was lying to me in audit committee, to be free from Phuket and they never told you so. Sitting in my chair. I just told you Jesus. I am done listening to the world.

I only want to listen to you for no.

From that moment forward, my life was literally taken as you can ask my wife. Are you Catholic children.

The radical change only Jews could bring in me. From that point forward.

God is our stop talking to me, saying that, prideful frame got along. But from that point on your laptop literally talking to me and I thank God for. I think I thank you for radical change because I was on a backpack and I and I don't want to think about how my children would've turned out had he not rescue me because I grew up in a family.

My father was very violent and had an a very negative effect on the Jesus save me interchangeably completely. He literally sent me Friday am I literally screwing of psychiatric medications in the trash. Cold turkey. Only through the power of Christ.

I'm a different man today. Social when I when I get on on air right and I do my show or by I'm not preaching from a place of pride is only only worker Christ in me that did this and now enables me every day for his grace to to live for him as as much as I can and I we hope your audience hears a battle because the power got the statement for the Bible says and have experienced it firsthand enough for anybody who wants it to. The matter what you've done a lot all Charlie's errors were quite used to this floor know no matter what you done content fall underneath you will forgive me shortchange you there is no no more radical transformation that can happen in this world.

Jesus is only way and he will do it. It will heal your buyers structure humor healed from every trauma, every, every bit of violence. Whatever you suffer at the hands of mankind picketed Jesus think the sensor across fuel completely radically transform you am saying that now because of experience because the word of God break the sole Scriptures of the sufficiency of Scripture tells me the freedom promised in Scripture and apprentice buses are your audience who hears of talk about what David, thanks for sharing that and thanks for giving honor and glory to stasis.

What was a wonderful testimony God works differently and in everybody's life, but many have lost hope. Many suffering with PTSD and and other disorders you've lost hope lately.

David's testimony give you hope the Jesus can really change transform heel set free.

Hey, thank you for calling and keep honoring the Lord our brother grapes about our development. I love you Tim and thanks while one at what a glorious word. What a glorious God would glorious Savior and inheres the reminder about loving our enemies. Remember what I read from Titus three that we need to at one time were wicked, evil, foolish people retweet you maybe all in terms of walking out living out the world. Maybe you were raised in the Lord and as far as you can remember. He loved Jesus and and never fell into the sins of the world.

A nice person.

Okay immunity redemption. We understand that the baby live the way some of us live but we deserved the judgment of God. We deserved his wrath. Ephesians 2 by nature.

We were objects of wrath is just who we were and God had mercy on us when when we were in our sins right was 50 we were still enemies Messiah died for us so that's God's heart towards us. I've met people on the other side of the cross. Oh man there great I love them. Great heart, great personality, great to be around humble, nice people, but on the other side of the cross is not who they were, we could take all this we see the world differently, it would still stand against evil. We still hate unrighteousness.

Look at soft we don't get passive. Quite the contrary. Because you are the Lord that the more you share his heart for justice for righteousness. The more your poor evil. The more you look good, but your attitude towards people, the sinners, the ones that are doing wrong.

Your attitude towards them will change, and I remember being where role okay. September 2020. Being in DC in a hotel talking some of the Christian leaders that were there for gathering and I was introduced to the one brother, who subsequently came on the air.

Former Muslim former member of the PLO work with Yasser Arafat. What was his job. He was an assassin he was an assassin for Yasser Arafat and Jesus wonderfully saved him and now he is a lover of God and the lover of Israel and the Jewish people so God from day one saw his destiny and him saw him as a sinner deserving judgment, but saw who he could become in Jesus. That's how we need to look at the world. This is an opportunity for us to share the gospel with people who are on the other side of us politically and morally, culturally and religiously every other way.

Who knows those who do the laws as we extend mercy and grace to them both to the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown looking looking friends on the fire broadcast 866-34-TRUTH be sure I know like a broken record here but want to make sure all of you are getting or emails few times a week when I out to the pastor you were out to equip you to help you to infuse you with faith and truth encouraged help you stand strong. The front lines were you are in the home in the neighborhood in the workplace behind the pulpit River God sends you this partner with you to help you. Everything else called you to be. Let us be your voice for moral sanity and spiritual clarity so will do the hard work and dig on lots of subjects that you may just not have time to get to this equip you with articles, videos, and you in turn can share these with others. I've been on radio shows with colleagues and Jos Dr. Braun, you may not know this but unusual material on a weekly basis to prep for the radio show we talk about the synthetic. That's were here that's were here has to say have just courting you from the pulpit. That's were here to help equip so get emails could ask Dr. Brown a SK DR Brown dog or any other beautiful thing. We don't have to spend a lot of our time fundraising not because we have independently wealthy people back as the may happen in future wonderful if that happens, they underwrite 2000 projects.

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I saw some responses to my article about loving our enemies of daily water.

I don't read all comments anywhere but because I will be ready for daily wire regularly since April and added that suit to the sites were writing a good look at some of the comments to see responses and been really pleased to see how many are excited about biblical content-based content on unconservative political website with only one doing it. But glad to see the positive response and overwhelmingly people thanking me for the article loving our enemies and and saying is challenging, but I needed to read this and if you hear this is helpful so I'm grateful for that. But I read a few comments with only the hippie Jesus anymore. We need the table, flipping Jesus, Jesus, who went into the temple and flip tables and drove out moneychangers and drove out that the animals with less than Jesus that we need will are you telling me we throughout the sermon on the Mount a clear or are you are you suggesting that we do away with authoritative teachings of Jesus. Remember the great commission right the great commission is to go make disciples of the nations teaching them everything I commanded you, and baptize in the name of the father son and Holy Spirit right great commission. Matthew 28 18th 20 authorities given to Jesus and is with us always to the end of the age.

The commission as we go to make disciples of all nations and to teach them what Jesus commanded us what he commands.

One thing was, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, pray for those who persecute you.

That's one of the things that Jesus commanded us to do himself. So we throw that out when did he command us to overturn tables of crop moneychangers just just wondering where he command were to follow his example. Okay so just let me ask this that winter you can be physically crucified just just wondering if he was physically crucified. Because because all we take up our cross spiritually. Of course some of us will be killed for the gospel. But the point I'm making is already flip tables and flip tables.

He never commanded us to go and flip tables. That's the first. The second thing is when the New Testament tells us the behavior to emulate right first Peter two for example there were any. He was reviled even reviled back.

He set an example for us on the cross, father forgive them for they know not what they do. The example that we are to follow is that example, should we have righteous indignation. Yes, here friends you don't need to lecture me about righteous indignation.

You don't need to lecture me about speaking against evil. They had night for years and years and years and many of you been doing it longer for me so we don't need a lecture about righteous indignation and we don't need a lecture about taking stands that are difficult.

I'm sure if you taking stands for righteousness. You lost people over the family turn against you read Christian collies walk away from you. I've hadn't of lost a lot for Steny for what I was convicted was right. So be it. And I've had my life threatened literally physically threatened for journals right so be it. No big deal. We signed up for this we are born again. Our lives are not our own. They belong to the Lord, but under no circumstances will I use the gospel as a cloak for my flash. Under no circumstances will use the gospel as a cloak for my carnal attitude man you means you track you something. What you do is bad to forget about what Jesus said love your enemies this week. No, that's not weak its way to give into the flesh, friends, is there is like III know the majority of those that follow are ministry voted for for Donald Trump, 99% sure that's the case so if a voter swim against that cottage and go against the grain on the offense of those people or potentially lose some religious belief are all week by doing what I believe God wants me to do even though I know it's gonna push people away from people and maybe supports all what what we often mistake for strength is carnality with the way he doesn't want his his nasty one think it's a generic you must be careful of any specific person. He says it focuses nasty and uses profanity and rips people to shreds in and says things that were not allowed to say. As believers, that's what we often applaud it's got nothing like that guy is he got his face and punched in the nose while I don't like that behavior because Jesus said step higher.

The guy got your face walk away. No, that's not self-defense where it here. If a guy breaks into your home right you see him going down the hallway trying to attack one of your children and you got a baseball bat in your hands and you screamed at him to stop and you know he's going to go try to hurt your child and you can hit him in the back of the head with a baseball bat to stop them. You stop him. If that's the only way to do it without well get yourself killed and is no alternative.

Then you do it you know, say, why bless you. I bless you and I pray you will have a nice day and I hope you get away before the cops get no you stop the gun were not talking about that were talking about carnal behavior.

We were talking about walking in the flesh and justifying it but is being struck know that's been weak since have a short temper is being carnal. Go through the book of Proverbs doing. I've done because I realize I have a short my wisdom over the years, read through chapter J go through it for years and see the way we behave and conduct yourself, articulate Ray in North Carolina.

Time is really short but get to your point if you don't mind. And maybe we can interact briefly. Thank you's are a dog. Where weather departed about the moment of truth coming out on August 20 March Mike Lindo's pain have gathered undeniable evidence that they like module think. I didn't know know I did not let me say this. I love Mike's testimony, Ray. I'm blessed to hear how the Lord changed his life and set him free. But all I can say is everything thus far that's been claimed is member. This is going to happen last last year were were were a year out from this are already in different conferences where he was bring in experts to present irrefutable truth that the elections were stolen and it was a complete disappointment. I mean I know people that were watching it and observing it.

One of my colleagues even tried to to go to out think he got there pretty.

He paid to watch X as a researcher and he he personally leans towards the idea that the election was stolen and that there was a lot of digital stuff that we personally leans in that direction, but he was completely disappointed, so whatever's been presented thus far has been a real bomb and is probably hurt Mike's reputation, on a larger level. I appreciate this process. I appreciate his dogged perseverance.

I appreciate his testimony for Jesus, but thus far, nothing has delivered whatever has been promised hasn't delivered so no Ray, thanks for alerting me. I was not aware of this but I will I will follow with interest.

Thank you so much all and Robert from Mountain home Texas yesterday are absolutely right, a five-year-old girl did conceived the moment the show ended I did exactly what you asked me do search and and got got those details about the girl and even others. At the age of six and things like that. So Robert not home Texas. I was shocked when you said it uses a Google it, literally, the moment the show ended I looked it up and I said to my theme is right. So thank you for that information sir right back with you tomorrow am I the Truth Network


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