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October 30, 2021 12:35 pm
Welcome fellow adventurers! The discussion on battle to fight, continues right here on the Masculine Journey After Hours Podcast. The clips are from "The Chosen," and "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King."
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That's what it was okay I can figure out what the whole thing was that so you're just breaking out in order to understand that that have to go back and listen to the first it's important because it's imperative to what we're doing now imperative. It's a big word. I think he's the right okay yeah it's important yeah where we're talking about a battle to fight and that we all have a battle not just personally but collectively we have a battle in that battle is against evil maintenance. It's been around since longer than we've been around it's been around since mankind's been around long as Harold around for almost yeah yeah he was just outside the garden of Eden yeah they walked out of sky cheers you have like Harold instead of the yeah they were talking about. This is cheerful were talk about this battle to fight in writing. You have a cliff that it's from the TV show the chosen is a TV show or nap. It's both what is now I watch the TV show my out okay is a TV show called DB show the series yeah but it's not on any network now okay the apps best place to get it but in this scene is the healing of the paralytic and you have tomorrow. She's up on the roof there started ripped the roof open and lower the paralytic down into Debbie's house, Zeb.
These houses completely filled with people inside and outside listening to Jesus teaching enhances the going on. You got Nicodemus walking by and you have two other Pharisees with him and then the scene shifts back inside and the paralytic going to come get lower down and Jesus going on.
Basically Gladden start to heal him, but in the middle of it you get broken by she should be well who is turned into Jesus hater from now 80 double toothpicks right so this guy is like I'm out to stop Jesus whatever I can do right.
That's Wetzel. His whole mission is now in life. So he's coming over to the window looks in and peers in and try to get his attention.
That's when he breaks it in. Says who are you basing challenging Jesus authority here and that's where Jesus clarifies that when he reaches mind and answers it says waste what he's thinking, and then answers his mind and then he is appealing the paralytic what you did to the beach we face some takeoff scenes. We cease to amaze can forgive sins but God alone. But I ask you which is easier to say, your sins are forgiven will rise up and walk say anything show you. And so that you may know that the Son of Man is the sins I see and for me the biggest thing I'm getting out of camp going to several now and the repeated pattern for me became I can't recognize the battles to fight or not to fight until I understand the spiritual battle behind it I can I can just jump in the fights really easy.
I'm really good at that. But Dave basically being able to discern.
Is this what I should be entered.
I should not be in I've got understand God word where where my supposed to go with this so it really trying to stop and understand where my heart is okay Jesus, where is your heart for me in this right now. Am I supposed to fight this one are how my supposed to fight it. What should I say how should I battle here. It's to me it's it's a struggle to understand these things and the only way you get through it is by constantly going back to Jesus in prayer and God in prayer and saying what are we doing where my going help me and just kinda stay with you because you get better and better discernment as you go along you stay in the word and you start to work at this it's it's a battle to be in battle and that's where I find it's like so refreshing to get the point where you kinda grow and mature a little bit and being able to understand where you are, where others that are in relationships with you where the words are heart understanding ask God work. Take me, show me understand where they're at right now so you can have a place to go understand when to engage in when not to.
For me it's it's not as much. Knowing whether I need to engage because I think sometimes the passion behind it. I feel it, but I said I've often made the mistake in the past is not asking how to engage where to engage, you know, I mean I know I'm being called sometimes to be in the midst of it, but then I just jump in and make a mess of it and I've had to learn to go back to Jesus not just with the question you asked about and should I engagement how and where and when I am in getting that some of those answers because I can really mess things up if I'm not careful, and in blow the whole thing up instead of wandering in an and in doing it the way God like interesting thing about that clip and that story is that you don't hear much from the guy. The his four friends fall for four, I think it was told roof also place right near the girl is is talking to Jesus you heal my friend. So here is an example been talking about is that I'm glad that you guys fight from our I'm glad that there I get the privilege of fighting for other people's hearts the nest, the heart and soul.
If you will of love that story is that you'll hear much from the guy even if Scripture is just there people who go hey we know this guy named Jesus and the miracles he can perform in they battle fully calls. A lot of times I've been like Gideon or somebody that I've already taken myself on the battle.
I've already taken.
I'm done for just going to ride this thing out see what lies but people have fault and reengaged yeah honestly, I hate to admit this but the most I took out of that clip honestly was. I watch way too much TV because you know you key you were saying, tomorrow, tomorrow whatever name you and I can think of Abbott and Costello is. It is a picture today announced tomorrow at eight are united something a minute that I have insisted Costello clip and then schlemiel or whatever. He said the guys name was.
I think Laverne and Shirley you know this will be also muzzle we know, whatever that went on like while I got to get a hobby desire to read the Bible somewhere.
Maybe one of most favored examples of the battle comes from World War II. The battle written on my get this quote wrong but I think Churchill said something along lands of never before so many hold so much to so few.
The RAF was completely outnumbered by the Germans. These young guys you know.
18 to 20 something that one. They were willing to give themselves in order to protect their families and their country from the sure invasion if Hitler could've conquered them than he could've taken over. And that's that's just one of my most favorite example of fighting a battle for someone other than yourself, and I think that's key, etc. did you in and set up.
You sure part of the reason the reason I picked this clap is that's a battle against overwhelming odds, and I'm dealing with a person feels like that's battle there and all of us get there sooner later, but this is from the this is the final battle in the final movie of the Lord of the rings. It's before the black gate. When the clip opens they are pulling back from the gate because I see the overwhelming odds against them and then they end up being surrounded by this huge portable works and this is Aragorn challenging his men to fight. It's not over yet, and one of things you don't see in this but at the same time you have Sam wise will start with him and Frodo that are trying to destroy the ring to destroy the enemy and that enemy is the devil incarnate. Really, that was what I think was written, and thereby Tolkien but the battle with their fighting is really just a distraction but start off with this speech saying all will see is there are two things that really hooked me in this clip even wept a little over the first one, one is Aragorn has now been accepted as the kingdom says I see in your eyes the fear that would take the heart of me, so he's admitting that this is more than he could handle when he is appealing to them to join him and then the last clip which is just a little bit later but didn't seem to be kind of a non sequitur. But that is elves and dwarves in middle earth were at best very antagonistic and often at war with one another and Jim was hard to understand because he is a Scottish accent, but he basically says I did not think I would be fighting my last battle. Health because this is what they think is going to maybe" and then elf responds that it is only is it okay that you fight next to a friend and they become friends through this so this is be like having a Democrat and Republican on the extremes fighting side-by-side.
There's no love love lost between them, but by fighting together in the right same direction they become close. It's about a leader willing to lay down his life with his and in admits that he is just a man that has weaknesses to think is probably more likely to dwarf elf Republican and Democrat clean house maintenance outside of me and Harold is that we had a little bit totally love is where I think that I'm not from the look.
Harold given me right now.
That's no love.
If you're not sure, that's not what that is held as part… Well alright so question time what you what your battle about now for you what, what, where is God calling you to battle and allegedly from an author a couple things out there in in a lot of things. It's going on socially, even politically. You know I'm not without a lack of opinion, but over the last few years. Gradually, not I've not felt God wanting me to share my opinion because I times people would be sharing that opinion with her on the outside opposite side of the equation and I think he's calling me to go after their hearts first and foremost that there's a greater battle than those battles and those battles are important and not minimizing them but it yet I find myself saying, okay, it's not worth what the damage can be to the bigger battle of trying to go after their hearts and so that's when he's maybe very aware of over the season that we been in with the letter social turmoil and and things going on in people deftly landing on different sides of equations. If there's not, when you land on you can't walk any fences people and telling me you got me on one side of the equation. The other on Sundays and Jesus really called me stand my police not initially given my beliefs but to fight the bigger battle that's going on in the other one that I would throw out there is this constant battle to guard my own heart as I times I can be my worst enemy right and I can get myself taken out a lot quicker than the enemy can take me out if I give in and just fighting hard for my heart so I can have a better heart towards others. And since my trike from my face outgoing.
Give your mind that I my battle right now is for individuals and God's putting a number of people some I'm happy to deal with others. I'd rather not.
But there there and I have to fight for them and for their hearts and dwellings.
I loved him in the clip with the Goodwill hunting and I simply can't think of revenue a Robin Williams name, which is sad but with Williams character. He basically says and quit thinking about you and was able to go to sleep and and that's not exactly the feeling but it reminded me of. I have very little trouble going to sleep at night when I have gone to battle for others, whether battle one battle lost or still questionable if I go to battle that I know I've done what I'm supposed and then there's all kinds of battles like I just got the notice saying hey you don't get an injection within five December 8 you have a job here so you gotta get your accommodation in. Good thing I was repaired I noticed several others probably aren't just one of the things I feel a call to his goal battle for some others that are just probably Ray to walk out the door said. Stop a tree think this thing through. You have some options bears as I got all kinds of people saying about this one near my parents might feel like I got both tone, they have some options and plus the last thing you want to do is quit because then you quit and things like that so there's battle to fight but was Alonso getting his that's not the big battle is where I'm at it, like you said right for some his heart. Both my daughter, my wife… I guess that's what I have now because I've been trying to fight for my own heart. For the past years. I think I'm finding that position where I got some perspective of me in my own heart work in connection to some good in their lives.
And that's what it's like you go after the women in your lives work with them.
Talk to them.
It's time to step up and lead and… Someplace that I haven't been warm supposed to be in. It's really been called out big time right now with me. Who wants to do next.
Whenever I fight against facing the battle that I'm finding right now is really just going out what it is God calling me to an understanding that an he's shown me how I'm going to be a leader in these thing how I'm going to start these fires in the hearts of men.
The problem I'm having right now is how to start those fires with the issues that I'm having my own heart and I lead others whatever these things these doubts not being faithful towards God in certain things in the thingy showing the detection of those things allow me to lead so the idea. Again, we are talking earlier about the fight for others. That's think that's the way point of is this battle, one worth fighting and fighting to be right on fighting for me. Probably not right.
Battle start fighting for others again last night.
Just just that mere this whole show is this more confirmation of its it's the reality is it's not about me in heaven is not about about those around us touch their lives. In my case my word for the year's engage while at and so it appears that that's what he had in mind.
Interestingly, where he had me go with that was in memorizing Scripture. In other words, whereas I like okay you want to engage why my engaging here and as I began to memorize the Scripture. I realized why she put me there that it in in prayer is where I was so much of what battle happens right and I found myself desperately wanting to help family members go after their hearts in prayer is an awesome way that God has me there and through honestly that the Scriptures that he's given me to memorize is clearly spiritual warfare stuff where I'm breaking agreements that this is beyond hope.
I'm I'm I'm moving forward in spiritual ground through prayer and I don't mean that because I'm losing like if you looked on the outside of this yet is not getting your butt kicked right there that's it's not working out over here. However, you know, I realize that that he has me kinda where he wants me like I don't have any answers in these situations, especially with family members and but the neat thing about it is that through where he's had me in the word and in where he's had me in in continuing to work on the Scriptures gives me new ammunition. I didn't realize was available to me is been in an interesting season to with those relaxing a battle for mold, heart, and having been around this.
John drove wild at heart but not been immersed in and use it and prepared for a talk as over the floodgates. At times, but I also know that in the allow me to engage with my family in a different way fight for their hearts and waited minute what to do goes I never fancied myself as a leader either, but here we are. And you definitely have to take care of your own hardest incapable of loss of cabin pressure. Please put your mask on first and then put it on you know of other people. I think we find that that you obviously have to be in place to where your hearts are taken care.
Care of this will briefly talk to the guys about it later but one of the things Scott recently been no offer on you know this with this message from this pervasive in your life and I've been fighting for the heart, my mom, my daughter, but recently we talked, we had an obedient show and got asked me coming through my brother Yasmin to go and visit him and in Missouri. I came back from that. We had a really good time.
My heart broke for my brother and some of the things he said in a new that all the things all the wounds and stuff I had. I knew where the answers were in all these years of talk to them. We've talked a lot about the Lord in different stuff, but I wrote them a letter kind of explained it to him. In that letter. You know where my heart is at end. This kind of just shared with him what I saw in his own life and encourage very wild heart. So I get a call on Saturday and left a voicemail that basically said you're right, this thing is all the questions I've had my life. This is a and he read more of it told me more about it, you know, I thought he would really focus, on the blending that my daddy given him. He really turned and focused on where he'd taken the question to Eve Mike this is my brother. This is awesome. So right now that he's the one I'm engaged. It's an and you know it's just like just sharing the truth of what I know to be true from this message in he's able to take it and you now see where God takes it but that's my little of the Roku things happens the Indian none of us have you yet.
I'm sure probably has it in his excitement, discovering some of these answers in his heart is yearning for it, answer some your questions that you didn't know you had prior incidents. Not a give it relationship. It's a give-and-take relationship as much out of that as he does absolute right if not more.
And that's that's with the cool things that, who told me years and years ago but you can't out give God. Right unity.
Try to be God always gives you so much more in return. So Harold, what are you battling for right now in your life. Words guy got you badly need to battle stronger for the love, salvation, family members, that's a good one. It's it's pretty cool.
You know we all have a collective battle.
The godlike to sharing and that's battling for the hearts of men right in and knowing that it's not just men that are affected. It's everyone that's affected by those men right.
I can imagine the person I would be had of Boston given the wild at heart. Many, many years ago right or you know my first boot camp and those things that I can imagine how my kids would not be different today right you know just based on the fact that God help me be different, which about loudly to love them differently to give you my example not being able to give God I'm taken a teaspoon I'm different now proud of myself and all of a sudden I hear this be the day and I look around here describing here so much nicer than the USA with me backing up but I wasn't really quite sure where you think you have that awesome go to masculine journey.org please please please register for the DPM. This is about your heart, it's about what God's wanting to do for you with you through you with others through you mean just fill in the blank. If you are the most important thing on his agenda for that weekend and I can't tell you that enough and now we just want to be part of masculine journey.org to register.
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