Timothy: Jacob, we’re going to have you play the whole song here in a moment so we can listen to it. I thought about having you go through and beeping out the cuss words but we’ll be here all day long. So, let’s play the song and then let’s talk about it.
Song: I’ve been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day Overtime hours for bullshit pay So I can sit out here and waste my life away Drag back home and drown my troubles away It’s a damn shame what the world’s gotten to For people like me and people like you Wish I could just wake up and it not be true But it is, oh, it is Livin’ in the new world With an old soul These rich men north of Richmond Lord knows they all just wanna have total control Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do And they don’t think you know, but I know that you do ‘Cause your dollar ain’t shit and it’s taxed to no end ‘Cause of rich men north of Richmond I wish politicians would look out for miners And not just minors on an island somewhere Lord, we got folks in the street, ain’t got nothin’ to eat And the obese milkin’ welfare Well, God, if you’re 5-foot-3 and you’re 300 pounds Taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds Young men are puttin’ themselves six feet in the ground ‘Cause all this damn country does is keep on kickin’ them down Lord, it’s a damn shame what the world’s gotten to For people like me and people like you Wish I could just wake up and it not be true But it is, oh, it is Livin’ in the new world With an old soul These rich men north of Richmond Lord knows they all just wanna have total control Wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do And they don’t think you know, but I know that you do ‘Cause your dollar ain’t shit and it’s taxed to no end ‘Cause of rich men north of Richmond I’ve been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day Overtime hours for bullshit pay
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Timothy: Clearly the church has forgotten that true Christians true disciples of Jesus Christ are considered the scum of the earth. We’re not going to be paid we’re going to be have to make BRICS without straw. Let me say everything that he wrote in there is true, that’s not the point. The point is he’s hopeless in this situation whereas I see the world this is what it is. Nobody’s paid proper. The government is after us. Morals are being destroyed. I’ve experienced all that I know what’s going on. But what he’s missing here is the gospel. The love of Jesus Christ. He’s not a Christian so he’s hopeless in all this stuff. This is the condition of the world. This is people, it nothing’s ever changed. I mean we could have the Black Plague. We could have World War II or certainly on the edge of World War III. Compared to the time period for the whole world. This is actually ridiculous song even on that level.
It’s all true. Yeah, you may be working for I don’t want to say his cuss words low pay, right? A lot of the world history didn’t get paid. It was kind of a joke to talk about being paid. The individuals doing Pharaoh’s work and building pyramids or however that was all done. I don’t think aliens did it. But anyway, however that was done. Nobody was being paid. They had to be delivered from the slavery that was going on. So, the song is just wrong on every level. And if anybody likes this song or resonates with them and claims to be a Christian, you really do have serious spiritual problems. You do not understand what the gospel is. You don’t the gospel in your heart. Many people that would agree this aren’t even saved. Those few that might actually be saved are going to outgrow this song and just realize how bad it is or they’re going to be taken in by it. This is going to cause a lot of stumbling with a lot of individuals. Jacob, anything you want to add before we kind of press on?
Timothy: One of the things he sings about of course is that the rich people in the government just want to take total control, right?
Timothy: Where that from is each man in his own heart wants to take total control of his life. We’re all in the same position. We may not be rich. We may not be able to actively push our pressure on somebody else, but we don’t want God to control our life. So, we’re doing the same thing the rich person does. He or she just happens to have the money and to exert that power, but everybody in the world is ingrained in this sin. That’s why God made hell. That’s why the serpent came to Adam and Eve and said, you can be as God, you can be independent from God. You can know good from evil. So, there isn’t anybody who is not a true disciple of Jesus Christ that isn’t trying to control their own life. I bump into that all the time when I debate or discuss with people scripture who claim to be Christians. They want total control so they’re going to go, well, no I ignore that or I don’t agree with that. It’s always I. So, they’re the ones in charge.
So, let’s press on a little bit though with the song. Let’s go to James chapter 3 verse 9. It says, “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father”. So, with the tongue he quotes Psalm 37. He talks about the Lord. But then and with-it James says, we curse men. Isn’t this song cursing the rich? Isn’t it cursing the government? Isn’t it cursing other people? It’s cursing every bureaucrat, every individual. This is not presenting the gospel to them. It’s not calling them to repentance. There’s a lot of my life that’s involved in calling people to repentance in leadership and outer leadership. But I don’t curse them. “With it we curse men who have been made in God’s likeness”. In other words, we’re back to that again. The rich person is just like me. We’re one and the same. That person may have several billion dollars but we’re all in the same sinful condition. And by the grace of God if God didn’t create a new creation, if I got the billions I’d be just as bad if not worse. That’s just how it works that’s who we are.
James 3:10 goes on to say, “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing”. Out of the same mouth he’s saying God is God. God is holy. He’s quoting the bible. He’s quoting scripture and then he’s cursing. That’s what his songs are about. He’s cursing life. He’s conversing the condition. He’s really singing about the fact that the world has fallen and he’s a part of it and he’s depressed about it. Do we not realize Ecclesiastes tells us that life is meaningless? I could sing this song. I could wallow in self-pity. I could even take out the cuss words and sing life is meaningless is worthless. In fact, I think I’ve got a couple sermons on that before you get on to me Jacob about the how life is meaningless. But with the same mouth come praise and cursing.
Now look at verse 10 there and what James says. “My brothers, this should not be”. How clear can he be? People in this person’s life be saying, brother this should not be. If you claim to be a Christian, if you belong to him, this is wrong. No wonder he’s depressed he said he wrote this song because he was depressed. Well, no wonder because you’re focusing in not upon God but on the world around us which is worthless. And if you keep looking at that, you’re going to become depressed. What God really has in mind is he’s made the world a very depressing place to be with just touches of his beauty so that we might cry out to him. That we might repent, that we might see that he’s the avenue. “Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers this should not be”. And then he goes on to say, “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring. My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives or a grape vine bear figs. Neither can a salt spring. Salt spring produce fresh water”. That’s why you can’t be a part of this. You need to rebuke this song.
And by the way, I put out on social media the passage we’re going to look at here in Ephesians. Most people I have to say agreed that the cuss word shouldn’t be there, but the mainstream media that they all sing against the cultural Christian media. They’re all in favor of the song. So, they’re just like they’re hypocrites. They’re just like the media that they’re complaining against. In fact, the controversy among the vast majority of cultural Christian news is that you don’t accept this song and let me explain what I mean by that. They all accept the song. Lockstock and Barrel, 99.9% of cultural says, oh yeah, this is a good thing. And then Christianity today comes out with an article saying that they don’t like it. They don’t like the one part for sure about if you’re overweight and you go buy your French brownies that taxes shouldn’t have to pay where they thought he was being unkind and unloving.
What you have here is the blind leading the blind. If anybody getting their Christianity, from Christianity today is not a Christian. Let me repeat that again. Very clear they are Christian today that magazine, that website whatever I’ve watched it for many decades are the Sadducees. They don’t really believe in anything. You could quote any scripture and they don’t like it or it doesn’t come out this way or the offense. They’re the Sadducees. Then you’ve got all kinds of the other Pharisees if it works fine and everything else will accept this song, because it reflects what’s in our heart. It’s what’s there. Let’s go on to Ephesians chapter 5 verse 1. It says, “Be imitators of God”. Oh, what a calling. Would God sing that song?
Timothy: Solves a lot of problems, doesn’t it? I mean, I haven’t yet anybody go, well, I don’t agree with that scripture, because it’s a little hard to disagree with. “Be imitators of God”. Would Jesus sing that song? Would you, when you got the twelve together and the multitude go, yeah, let’s sing about battle Herod or Pilate and these rich people. He wouldn’t have sung the song. Would he use cuss words? No. We’re supposed to imitate Jesus Christ. How did that? It clearly, it’s Thessalonian to powerful delusion but how did Jesus Christ get separated from the message about Jesus Christ? “Be imitators of God”. Settles a lot of issues. You can just do away with all the debates about what’s modest, what’s not. Just be an imitator of God. Just figure that out. It’s not that hard. Be imitators of God, therefore is dearly loved children”.
All of this has to do with love. Nothing about this has to do. The reason I can show prosecutors love or police love or the coming nonsense is coming down the line or the guy that works in TSA who I can get irritated because he just going through his motions and quote unquote doing his job and so it’s because I’m dearly loved in spite of who I am. My neighbor is me and I am him. We’re all in the same boat. The only difference is I’m following hard after Jesus Christ. He is transforming my life. His love for me. His patience for me. He’s urging me on to be holy and to be righteous. To urge me on to be imitated, to beat my body, to make it my slave. So, on this earth, the whole gospel, the complete gospel, not picking and choosing. He fills me with his love and then my love Pours out. Because Bill Gates, all that money he has, James says, it’ll eat his flesh like fire if he doesn’t repent.
That’s why Ephesians 5:2 two says, “And live, live a life of love”. Live a life of love. Just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God. I give up my rights. I give up my opinions. I give up my frustrations about had need to wear mask for the millionth time and seeing them coming down I give up that frustration and offer myself to God to be able to love other people because this life is short. This life is meaningless and it’s short. So, I’m to be an imitator of God. Well, let’s go to verse 3. “But among you there must not even be a hint of sexual immorality”. Everybody would agree with, well I don’t know if everybody would agree with that anymore or not. The church certainly isn’t known for its purity on that level but we don’t have time to dig into that. But Jacob, read the next little section there. What else should there not be a hint of?
Jacob: “Or any kind of impurity”.
Timothy: You don’t hear this preached about because it’s most people in the church have hard time defining what impurity would be. But impurity is this song it’s a mixing of salt and fresh water. It’s a cursing and a blessing. It is impure. It’s an impure Christianity. There should not even be a hint of it. When I preach the gospel Jacob, is there any hint of there being something else mixed in that message?
Timothy: It is what it is. I’m clear in who I am. There’s no impurity about what’s going on. I’m not preaching to get something even though I’m slanderously accused of that. “Or any kind of impurity or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people”. If he’s holy and the people are listening to this kind of impurity and we’ll see here in a moment the mixture of spirituality, this the mixture of God and the world and grumbling and complaining. There should not even be a hint of it or way past a hint. This is a wallowing in mud and mire and going back to vomit. This is singing about unholy things in an unholy way. Because these are improper for God’s holy people.
So, let’s get down to the specifics, because they’ll be them of those people that go, well in fact, I’ve had people come back and go, well he’s just expressing what’s in the heart and it’s just a few bad naughty words somebody said. Just if you got to overlook that is what I was told. Go overlook that. Ephesians 5:4 says, “Nor should there be obscenity”. Okay Did we just cover this song, Jacob?
Timothy: Anything you want to add to that? I mean it’s kind of hard to add to it. “Nor should there be obscenity”. So, you just take all the obscenity out. “Then foolish talk”. It’s full of foolish talk. You’re complaining about working hard in life and your bad pay which I get it. That’s all true. But you’re grumbling and complaining. You’re sinning before God. He has you where he has you. He knows what’s going on. It’s part of the sufferings of Christ. It’s foolish talk to sing about that. “Or coarse joking”, which are out of place. What should we see? What does Ephesians 5 verse 4 say we should see in this song?
Jacob: “But rather Thanksgiving”.
Timothy: Do we see Thanksgiving? Do we see rather Thanksgiving?
Timothy: No, in fact most people listen to song and he himself probably would have a hard time coming up with, well how can I be thankful about all those things. Don’t have time to break that down today, but that’s what that song should have been. There should have been Thanksgiving. Let’s go on to some solid comments that Ephesians says and let’s see who can accept it. Who has ears to hear? Verse 5 of Ephesians 5 says, “For of this you can be sure”. This is not open to debate. This isn’t my opinion. It’s not out of context. Whatever for this you can be sure. This is a sure solid thing. “No immoral impure”, which we just saw this song is, or Greedy person, such a man as an idolater, has any”. What’s the word there? “Any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God”.
What does Ephesians just tell us about this singer and about the people that are embracing this song. Let no one, what? Fool, you will see here in a moment. They have no zero inheritance. This isn’t a debate. This isn’t a thing back and forth. This isn’t my opinion versus your opinion or you know, we’ll all agree to disagree. No, anybody who’s impure, anybody’s not to become pure doesn’t have any, zero, none, zilt. They’re not a Christian. Am I clear enough Jacob, or do I need to repeat that again?
Jacob: No, it’s clear.
Timothy: Has any inheritance, any in the kingdom of Christ. Have got none, they’re not going to heaven that’s what he just said. They’re not going to heaven. But of course, just as Satan has the worldly news media to what try and brainwash us or to fool us, he has a cultural Christianity that has just overwhelmed the world and especially in United States and that’s why Ephesians 5:6, he writes and says, “Let no one deceive you with empty words”. It’s all empty words. The song is unholy. The embracing of it is unholy. It requires repentance if you did any. Let no one deceive you with empty words. There is a deception in the talk. That’s what it’s saying. “Let no one deceive you with empty words”. They’re empty words. They’re about Jesus Christ. They’re about the frustration. Oh, he speak to, it’s all empty. Where there words, alright but they’re empty. Why are we paying attention to empty words? It gets worse than this. It gets worse.
Ephesians 5:6 goes on to say, “For because of such things”. Obscenity, foolish talk, impurity, greed, sexual immorality. “For because of such things, God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient”. It’s a choice to obey or not to obey. Those that have empty words for you will continue on in their disobedience. They’ll just overlook all this or they might agree. Well, yeah, the song shouldn’t have cuss words, but there’s a difference between agreeing that it’s wrong and zealously calling it to repentance. Two different things. There are a lot of people quote unquote in Jesus sit back and go, yeah, shouldn’t have the cuss words and all that, but there’s no digging deeper on the full message for themselves. There’s no picking up the cross any deeper. They see this is foolish but hey, at the end of the day, you just trust Jesus or whatever it is or you just ignore the whole issue.
We are actually to be obeying. What is it we are to obey? Let’s read verse 7 of Ephesians 5 because God tells us. God tells us in context exactly what we’re supposed to do. Jacob, I’m going to let you read that. Ephesians 5:7.
Jacob: “Therefore, do not be partners with them”.
Timothy: Do I really need to expound on that? I guess I do. Don’t be partners with them. Don’t pray with them. Don’t sing with them. Don’t listen to their music. Don’t encourage other people to listen. Don’t be partners. Don’t belong. Don’t associate with you draw a line go. No. I do not associate with that. I am not a partner with that. There should be among those who agree with Ephesians about cuss words and the need for purity. They should be standing up and saying, this is an unholy thing. This will only defile further and that’s the problem. This gets all it. It gets hyped and then we go on to the next bad thing and so everything becomes more and more disobedient in the church.
The reason we got to this point obviously with all, this would have normally been considered a blues or a jazz or something in the past. It would have been considered a it wouldn’t have been part of the gospel message. It would have been what am I trying to say Jacob? The old jazz blues life is miserable. The Appalachian, things are bad bootlegging type stuff.
Jacob: Sure. I mean this song is at the top of like all of the actually a lot of charts but the country charts. I mean country music even modern country music or even old country music is all full of drinking, smoking, partying, having fun, girls, whatever. So normally this kind of song yeah it would not be a hymn for the church. A modern day hymns. It would just be a country song that everybody knows is just a country song, but there would have at least been a line. This is rebellious country music and then there’s music that fit for church, but now it’s being dragged into church. We should sing it as a hymn.
Timothy: Correct. The only thing I would correct on is not being dragged in.
Jacob: Well, okay yeah, it’s not.
Timothy: But yeah. Yeah, I hear what you’re saying. Yeah exactly. You’d have the country western that I cheat on my wife or I’m doing this or drinking. I’m a good old boy. Whatever. And you had God and Jesus and Holy Spirit kind of mixed in all that. But it did as far as I know they didn’t pull in those songs by Willie Nelson into church and sing it in the choir. They may have. I don’t know. But this is a whole sell out by the church like oh this is of God and he’s the next preacher and in fact, he’s come up with two or three songs. Now everybody’s hailing as the singer of singers. This thing’s just taking on a phenomenal zone. He is, and I hope he repents and I hope he just comes to the knowledge of the gospel. But he’s being made into a false prophet, because you have all these people saying, oh we want these songs, we want this more and more. And he’s being embraced as something that will feed the emptiness and the rebellion within the cultural Christian church.
So let me show you what should be going on. So, it’s always I never have like preachers that always preach, can’t do this, can’t do that. Well, what is it I can do? There’s plenty to do in Jesus Christ. Well, let let’s go get our attitude straight. Let’s go to Acts chapter sixteen verse 2two, Jacob. And why you’re going there to Acts 16:22. Was the Roman government known for its piety?
Jacob: Piety meaning…
Timothy: Holiness, righteousness, truth, justice, and the Roman way.
Timothy: Of course not. It was completely corrupt. Novels are created out of this kind of thing because there was this power play going on and I’ve done some reading on it and it’s amazing. It makes America look decent, but there it’s not. That’s a delusion. The point is Rome was a mess. Well, did you find Paul or Silas or the apostles singing against rich people?
Timothy: No. He would say submit to governing authorities. You got to work it out. I’m not saying it’s an easy thing to figure out how to submit and what not to submit to. That takes a death to self that requires a daily cross. Alright, so Acts chapter 16 verse 22. Let’s look at what we should be singing and what we should be doing. As usual, Paul is in trouble and those that hang with him are in trouble. “The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten”. Because why? The crowd’s always right, right Jacob?
Timothy: Juries never get it wrong. You never bring in the jury and the prosecutors never sort out the smart people to leave in the dumb people and the fools for the state, right? So, they can win a convict. They never cheat on the evidence. They never lie, right?
Timothy: Of course, they do. They do they do all those things. Alright. So, the crowd joined in in the attack against Paul and Silas and the magistrates of course. Magistrates have not changed. There’s no different to the magistrates that were during Paul’s time in Rome and the ones today. There’s no, if you are, well, you deserve jury duty. What can I say? And the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. Oh yeah. Let’s just take it all down. Take their money. Take their freedom. Lock them up. Just look around at what’s going on. Nothing has changed. In fact, it’s just kind of out in the open. Every time now they get by with it, it just increases. Alright, verse 23, these magistrates are doing their job. They are government employees They are happy to do this. They are eager to use their power.
So, what did they do Jacob in Acts 16:23? What did these good old magistrates that work in the prosecutor’s office and the police’s office and the legislators? What is it that he did? They’re zealous for law and order, right? So, what did they do in verse 23?
Jacob: “After they had been severely flogged. They were thrown into prison”.
Timothy: So not flogged. Not normal flogging which is kind of bad, right? We’re talking severely flawed. I don’t know about you. I’m an American Christian. Just a flawed would be enough. But severely flawed? These were tough guys. They were thrown into prison. So, you’re flawed. You’re beaten. You’re thrown into prison and then they’re man, these guys oh they’re good prosecutors. They really are. They’re experts at being prosecutors. They’re professional prosecutors. They’re good prosecutors because then they go on to say and they had the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Do your job, right? So, all of the oppression of the Roman Empire came crushing down on Paul and Silas. Because why? They’re preaching the gospel and the mobs are always correct. So, you get my sarcasm there, they’re put in, they’re beaten would you say they’re in pain Jacob.
Timothy: I don’t think Tylenol’s going to cut it. Verse 24. So, the jailer’s also a good government employee. Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in stock. So, they’re way, way, way down into the darkness and I’m going to guess Jacob the humidity wasn’t all that positive for your health, right?
Timothy: And the smells and everything else in the inner cell and then he fastened their feet in the stocks. These guys are not going anywhere. I don’t know if it’s true or not, probably is true. But in Roman times if prisoners escaped, the warden whoever was killed. So, that’s why he’s moving this all the way and he’s trying to preserve his life is he trying hold. In fact, I know it’s true because it says it right here in scripture. But he’s trying to protect his life his family’s income, correct?
Timothy: Last thing on mind is to become a disciple of Jesus. He’s not chaining these guys up and going, man, I sure wish I was who they are. I want this Jesus. I’m going to go to their next church meeting. Once they get out of this, we’ll get them a good lawyer. We’ll go through the appeal process. We’ll get them out. I’ll get them a doctor when I say what right now just do my job. I think I might go if my wife approves, if my kids go on with, we might go visit church and see what’s going on. You think he’s even thinking that, Jacob?
Jacob: No, I don’t think so.
Timothy: Nah. Alright. So, Acts chapter 16 verse 25 tells us that, Paul and Silas composed a song about how bad these magistrates were and they composed a song about how shitty life is and how miserable they are and how things are dark and they’re just tired of and these rich people sitting on power, just taking their life and crush it. That’s what they’re doing, right, Jacob? They’re singing this song, right? This hymn to the living God, correct?
Jacob: No. They were not.
Timothy: Of course not. “About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God”. I want to weep as I read that. “They were praying and singing hymns to God and the other prisoners were listening to them”. This is the song the church needs to hear. This is what people need to see. We know the president is bad. We know the coming president. Whoever if there is even, we know all of that’s bad. We are to be a people no matter what they do to us, no matter how much pain we’re in, no matter what it cost us, we can see the living God and we can be singing and praying to him. You know my health condition after the hate crime, right Jacob?
Timothy: Wasted down. The energy was gone. God revives. He strengthens. I wasn’t bitter. Wasn’t angry. Continue to trust. I was hungry for the word of God but during that whole battle time, I wasn’t able to get quiet times were kind of a joke. You’re just busy fighting and you have reserve or you don’t have reserve. And when it’s over with, I remember just collapsing physically gone but spiritually starving for the word of God. Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the other prisoners were listening to them. It is the sermon they needed to hear. The world already knows it’s miserable. Where’s the hope? Where’s the life? Where’s the acceptance of the discipline that God has put us all in this world to spare us from hell?
It’s no wonder we can read in Acts 16:26. Suddenly, suddenly God, if you want revival, if you want any hope and there’s no promises is going to happen. But suddenly, it will come about. But it will be of God’s power. It will not be marketing. It will not be coming in and offering 8-million-dollar music contracts. “Suddenly, there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken”. We need a shaking by the Holy Spirit. I’m not trying to reform anything. I’m only calling everybody whether you’re in jail on one side of the bar or the other to repent repentance. He is worthy. He is holy. Forget the despair of this song and look unto the living God who’s calling you to be dearly loved by him. If you will just give up everything. Pick up your cross. Hate your own life and follow Jesus Christ and let no one, nothing, not anything in your life, not any person, not get in the way of running a good race.
“Suddenly, there was such a violent earthquake and the foundations of the prisons were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open and everybody’s chains came loose”. This wasn’t just a physical opening. This was the chains we find ourselves in. This is what the world needs to see. Let’s finish up Jacob with first Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 16.
Jacob: There’s Philippians 5:16. I’m going there. Okay.
Timothy: Be joyful always. How much clear can you be? Even if we didn’t have the rest of the scriptures. Is that song a reflection of being joyful always?
Timothy: No. Is it praying continually? Is it always having its face toward God? Always hoping that people will repent. Always hoping that God will work justice. Praying continually. And what does first lesson 5:18 say? “Give thanks in all circumstances”. “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. When we grumble, when we complain, when we moan and when we groan, we put out the holy spirit’s fire and that’s exactly what first Thessalonians 5:19 says. Go ahead and read it Jacob what does it say.
Jacob: “Do not put out the spirit’s fire”.
Timothy: And how would we put out the spirit’s fire? Grumbling, complaining, cussing, impure words. A zeal for which no Christian should have zeal for. We should be always praising God. Not this mixture. Not salt and pure water and not a cursing and not a blessing at the same time. Don’t be deceived by these empty, empty words. Jacob, we’re going to end with a song by Keith Green and I know who Keith Green is and a lot of people do. He was around for quite a while. He came on and God brought him on. He flashed on the scene. One of the last good musicians. He even told the record companies that fine you can promote my music. You can sell my music but I’m giving it away for free. You couldn’t even get close to that stage.
The purity of his life and who he was and what he did is reflected in his music. And I will say to be all honest in the Holy Spirit to those that are discerning you’ll pick up on one of his songs that the reason God took him early and he went home to be with Jesus Christ earlier than anyone expected. But for now, let’s close out with what we should be singing, what we should be declaring. Jacob, go ahead and play Keith Green scripture song and we’ll call this podcast to conclusion.
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,
We will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
Oh this is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it,
Oh this is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.
This is my commandment, that you love one another, that your joy may be full,
This is my commandment that you love one another, that your joy may be full,
That your joy may be full – that your joy may be full,
This is my commandment that you love one another, that your joy may be full.
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice,
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice,
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice.
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice,
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice,
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice.
Clap your hands all ye people
Shout unto God with the voice of triumph
Clap your hands all ye people,
Shout unto God with the voice of praise.
Hosanna, hosanna, shout unto God with the voice of triumph,
Praise Him praise Him, shout unto God with the voice of praise.
I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me,
Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see,
Opens prison doors, sets the captives free,
I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.
Spring up oh well, within my soul,
Spring up oh well, and make me whole,
Spring up oh well, and give to me,
That life, abundantly.
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made,
Well will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it,
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made – has made.
Hallelujah… hallelujah… hallelujah
Closing: JF who lives in Brazil said of the book, “Even the Demons Believe”. I would like to tell you that I’m doing chapter 7 right now. It’s the second time I have read the book “Even the Demons Believe”. And I think it’s an impacting book. Literally impacting. Let us say the first time you read it, you get shocked, outraged and may be sort of mad at the author. However, a second reading makes you go deep into your own spiritual life and church experiences. I presume it has gotten people exactly where Pastor Williams wanted them to be. Cornered and faced off by their own attitude towards the almighty.
If you are interested in the full and complete gospel message before becoming a disciple of Jesus, then the book “Even the Demons Believe” might prove helpful. As the angel told the apostle Peter in Acts 5:20. “Go stand in the temple courts”, he said. And tell the people the full message of this new life. The book “Even the Demons Believe” will also guide those claiming the name Christian to test themselves. As the Paul wrote in second Corinthians thirteen five. Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you? Unless of course you fail the test? The Consider Podcast, today’s events, Paulorrow’s realities. www.considered.info.
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