July 29, 2022

Ep.: Why does God allow addicts to relapse?

The LORD wants to help us in the overcoming process, whatever it is that we struggle against.

For this is what the high and lofty One says, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: He lives in the height and in holiness, and also with the one who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 56:15

And our God of all grace, who summoned you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a while, will restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10

I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

As we are imperfect we may fail but still pursue the overcoming process in our Christian walk.

A just man falls seven times, but rises up again. Proverbs 24:16

Watch and pray so that you shall not fall prey to temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.  Matthew 26:41

 Things that can affect and prevent repeated relapse:

  • If we have repeated patterns of failure, especially in the realm of substance abuse, there may be something missing in our recovery process. One with such a struggle needs to seek help and advice from appropriate sources. Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. Proverbs 15:22  Many Christians have benefitted from involvement in recovery programs, ie Alcoholics Anonymous, and other forms of appropriate Christian counseling.
  • Submit yourselves to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  James 4:7  There may be things in the way of entire submission to the Lord, and things in the way of effectively resisting the sin, in this case the addiction.
  • Prayer is crucial.  …make it your habit to confess your sins to one another and to pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.  James 5:16  ISV
  • It is very important that the problem be honestly shared, first with the Lord, and then with qualified people and friends. He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper. But whoever confesses and turns away from his sins will find compassion and mercy. Proverbs 28:13 Confession of the issue is important, as well as turning away from the addictive behavior. This may require help with the emotional issues behind the addiction.
  • Sometimes we have blind spots and need the counsel of the LORD and other people to help us to see the sources of weakness that we may not be able to identify or know how to deal with. Who can detect his own mistake? Cleanse me from hidden sin. Psalm 14:12
  • Help may be needed in developing a spiritual strategy for avoiding and dealing with situations that can be triggers to relapse, being in consistent contact with those who can help especially in vulnerable times, and in developing appropriate skills that can help deal with these issues.
  • Having a list of specific promises from the Bible to claim and meditate on can help especially in vulnerable moments. Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11
  • Exercise and a healthy diet can play a part in the ability to think clearly and to respond appropriately to challenges. …do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
  • It is important to associate with friends and people who support the recovery process and minimize contact with those who do not support this godly process.“Bad company corrupts good character…”  or as the NLV puts it: Bad company ‘corrupts good habits’  1 Corinthians 15:33.

Mental, physical and spiritual recovery from addiction is a process and certainly requires wholehearted attention and commitment.

To learn more about addiction listen to, “Could an Addiction Block My Christian Growth?”

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Ep.1239: How Do We Best Support Our Kids Through Their Hardest Times?

Learning to be approachable handle trauma and work through rebellion

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CHAPTERS

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Are there secrets to maintaining a God-honoring relationship with our kids as they grow and change?


[00:31:38]
How do we maintain our positive parent-child relationships when life brings us unexpected trauma?


[00:45:41]
How do we handle it when our children walk away from us in anger and bitterness?


Theme Scripture: Isaiah 50:7

Parenting is a difficult and often unpredictable task. In Episode 1238, we laid a scripturally-principled foundation for managing our parental “what ifs” and imperfections. We also addressed the ever-present challenge of growing confidence and competence in our children as we slowly release our parental control over them. With all of this in place, it is now time to delve into several of the hard and practical matters of bringing children up. The structure of our present society extols a path and process of raising children that is often fundamentally opposed to true Christian beliefs. This leaves us with a lot of questions that may be hard to answer as we seek to apply principles of godliness. The good news is, no matter the question, there is always clear Bible-based instruction available.

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As Christians, we should consider the Bible as our guidebook and final word of authority for every aspect of our lives. Even though it does not give us chapter after chapter of parenting advice, it does give us sound, time-tested principles to handle any scenario we parents may face in raising children. This is not only comforting; it strengthens us as well. Parenting in the 21st century looks and feels entirely different than it was thousands of years ago.

Here is a sampling of the questions many of us as parents worry about:

  • How do we attain and maintain open and honest relationships with our kids as they go through the many different stages of growing up? Though the Bible may seem silent on this, the principles of God’s approachability to us as His children speaks volumes. When we understand how He loves, listens to and responds to us, we begin to see the patterns and perspectives that parents can and should apply to our own families.
  • What do we do when something bad - really bad - happens to our children? On top of being a parent's worst fear, this kind of experience brings us to a place of alarming uncertainty. Our insecurity can begin to be quelled when we again go back to Scripture. We need to draw on the scriptural teachings that focus on what it takes to cope with and overcome our own hard experiences. These principles direct us in how to care for our children in their tragedies.
  • What do we do when one or more of our children gets into a really rebellious stage of life? This is yet another powerful parental concern that shouts out for guidance and direction.

Check out our July 25, 2022 podcast, “How Do We Best Support Our Kids Through Their Hardest Times?” for answers as we walk through each and every one of these questions individually. We draw upon God’s perspective as our heavenly Father. Then we delve into many of the biblical teachings regarding building up those who are struggling, learning to apply them to our own children. Join us for a journey through the Bible that brings practical application, hope and courage to our parenting experience.

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Ep.: Why was the devil sent here?

Why does God permit evil? Why was Satan allowed to tempt Eve in the first place?
Some background: Lucifer was a “morning star” and prominent spirit being in the heavenly realm.
Isaiah 14:12: How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morningson of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations!
Jesus himself was called a “morning star” in Revelation 22:16:
I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.
 
• Satan as Lucifer was an early and bright and powerfully harmonious creation of God
• He was one of two known morning stars
Prophetically he is spoken of in Ezekiel 28, represented by the King of Tyre:
Ezekiel 28:11-17: Again in the word of the LORD came to me saying, Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD, You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering:…On the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there.
God gave the privilege of oversight of this physical creation to one of his highest and most respected!  He was the “covering cherub” in the Garden of Eden, sent to protect the human creation.You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned; therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, that they may see you.

What a contrast between what Lucifer was given and what he chose to do!  He was given authority, beauty, wisdom, splendor and privilege but chose to take credit for all of it and demand more!

Isaiah speaks of the transformation in Lucifer’s mind, wanting to be like God:
Isaiah 14:12-15: You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ 
Lucifer was looking for a dominion – power and authority.  He looked to usurp the rights of his Creator.  However, God knew what would happen, permitted it and provided a solution by already providing for the Lamb before the foundation of the world – 1 Peter 18:20.
God allowed Satan to do what he did because He wanted humans and spirit beings to have the freedom to choose their behavior, also known as “free will.” He didn’t want to create robots that had no choice except to obey Him. God wants intelligent and willing obedience, rather than pre-programmed service to Him. This means we (including Satan and the angels) have a choice in what we do.
Lucifer had free will to choose good, but he chose evil. He tempted Eve, who gave the fruit to Adam and then HE sinned too, causing a “chain reaction of sin” that affects all of us.
God’s wisdom permitted Satan’s sin, even though it has resulted in temporary pain, sickness, and death. This permission of evil for a time is providing an everlasting learning experience that will never be forgotten.God is allowing us to experience the painful effects of what the sin of disobedience brought. However, it’s important to remember God promised a future earthly kingdom, in which everyone will be raised from the sleep of death and given an opportunity to live a righteous, everlasting life without sin.

When everyone is raised from death and begins obeying the kingdom rules, they will gradually receive blessings better than they could ever imagine. Everyone will remember the powerful lesson that choosing sin produces terrible consequences that lead to death. Because they experienced first-hand the damaging effects of sin, we believe most people will choose to live good, righteous lives on a perfect earth.

Revelation (21:4, NLT) says,

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
God’s divine plan to temporarily allow evil for a time was best for everyone to learn an everlasting lesson: sin and disobedience brings sadness and death, while obedience to God and His rules brings happiness and blessings.
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Ep.1238: Is Parental Discipline of Our Children a Thing of the Past?

Coping with “what ifs,” our own faults and proper disciplining as parents

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How do we apply what we want for healthy kids?


[00:28:12]
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[00:44:51]
What does appropriate Christian discipline look like?


Theme Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-2

Raising children never has been an easy task. Methods for parenting have varied dramatically based on what time in history you are bringing up children. Disciplining children in an “appropriate” way looks entirely different now than it did just a few generations ago. The culture you live in as you raise a family also has a powerful impact. We live in an age and culture of technology, where much of life is easily lived through watching or typing onto the screen of your phone. This convenience carries a great potential cost. Are we allowing technology and social media to not only unduly influence our children, but ourselves as well? Are we Christian parents listening to social suggestions regarding what our children need to the exclusion of going back to the basic biblical principles for those answers?

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No matter what age in time we live in and no matter what culture we find ourselves a part of, we all want something good or special for our children. A portion of the book of Proverbs is King Solomon writing to his son. He shares some of the wisdom God blessed him with, his life experiences and his warnings about the pitfalls of growing up. As we read these things, it becomes apparent that little has changed over thousands of years when it comes to loving and protecting our children.

What if?

While the desire is the same, the experience of raising children has been completely overhauled. Because the world now fits into the palm of your hand in the form of a cell phone, the variety of challenges we face would be unrecognizable to Solomon. One simple example: the parental challenge of managing all of the “what ifs” their child may face. In ancient times, the “what ifs” were about things like crops, herds, weather, warring factions and overall security. Now our "what if" list is endless. What if my child has emotional, learning or physical issues? What if they get bullied or become a bully?

Christian parents don't need to be overwhelmed!

Just putting the “what ifs” of raising children in perspective is a massive undertaking. While the Bible does not deal with each and every one of them, it does teach us the principles we need to face ALL of them. Interestingly, there is comparatively little written in the Bible about child rearing. The principles Christian parents seek are found in passages that help us cope with the unknown. There is also abundant biblical teaching that shows us how God is our Father and how He parents us. Applying these principles is learning from the best Father ever!

Check out our July 18, 2022 podcast, “Is Parental Discipline of Our Children a Thing of the Past?” for more. We not only handle the “what ifs” of life, we also delve into coping with being a very imperfect parent and appropriate disciplining tactics. Parenting is massively difficult. Join us as we examine its challenges under the bright light of biblical principle and teaching. Parenting will never be the same!

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Ep.: What is the “lamb’s book of life” and how do I know if my name is in it?

The expression “book of life” is used widely in the New Testament as a symbolic register of committed Christians who, as Jesus expressed it, will be “faithful unto death” (Revelation 2:10). We are assured of everlasting life in the heavenly kingdom. If one commits themselves to God, appreciates Jesus as their redeemer, and develops the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22) they are given everlasting life.
These may be assured that their names are in the “book of life” and will receive their reward in the heavenly resurrection.
Paul said in Philippians 4:3, “those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, [their] names are in the book of life.”

All such Christians are in preparation of character in the present, in order to serve as “priests of God and of Christ” to uplift the world of mankind in the Millennial kingdom (Revelation 20:6).

We term this commitment “consecration,” drawing from Leviticus 8:33, which speaks of the days of “consecration” of the priests in the Old Testament. The seven days of their consecration are a picture, or illustration, of our preparation during our lifetime, to serve with Christ to bless mankind in the kingdom.

If we have made this commitment before God, it is customary practice to symbolize this decision by water baptism. This is symbolic of our immersion into the will of God. Thereafter, we look forward by faith to a heavenly resurrection, providing that we follow this “narrow … way, which leadeth unto life,” to the end of our present life (Matthew 7:14). If we do this, we may rest in faith that our names are registered in the book of life.
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The precise expression “Lamb’s Book of Life” appears in Revelation 21:27. The context there, from Revelation 20 forward, is about the kingdom of Christ established at the close of the present time called the “Gospel Age.” In this case it refers to the world of mankind recovered and committed during the “Millennial Age.” The heavenly calling will have closed by that time — the faithful of the world then will receive everlasting life on earth, as offered to Adam and Eve at the beginning.

Ultimately, all who receive life will be in Jesus’ book of life, the Lamb’s book. He is the Redeemer, and all those who receive life from his sacrifice will be in his book. During the Gospel Age that would be the saints — but in the kingdom, it will include the resurrected and rehabilitated mankind who are willing and obedient.
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July 11, 2022

Ep.1237: Will I Survive God’s Final Judgment?

Learning the application and meaning of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats

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CHAPTERS

[00:13:11]
Am I represented as a sheep or a goat?


[00:30:17]
If both sheep and goats are redeemed, why do they have different outcomes?


[00:47:17]
What does this parable teach us about eternal life on earth?


Theme Scripture: Matthew 25:32-33

Talking about the Day of Judgment can be difficult. The sad truth is that as magnanimous as the love and mercy of God through Jesus are, the opportunity to fail throughout the Day of Judgment will be very real. God created humanity with free will. The Day of Judgment will be about teaching our race how to use that free will to make righteous choices that lead to eternal life. This will require accountability for all and a heartfelt focus on unlearning and renouncing all things sinful. Because these lessons will be based on the enormous firsthand experiences with sin and death we all have in this age, they will be practical, logical, appealing and learnable. Jesus’ Parable of the Sheep and Goats is a picture of the end results of these lessons.

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Jesus was a master storyteller

When he spoke any one of his several parables, he always had specific lessons in mind. To teach those lessons he regularly used common, real-life examples as symbols to make his point. The Parable of the Sheep and Goats is a classic example. Jesus was teaching about the often-prophesied future judgment that will come upon all nations of the world. This particular parable was depicting the end of the Judgment Day opportunities to prove humanity’s loyalty to God. It was a story to illustrate the final accounting for each and every human being.

In some regions of the world, sheep and goats look very much the same. Everyone in Israel in Jesus’ time would have been familiar with sheep, goats and the shepherds that cared for them. The most obvious lesson of this teaching? What may look the same can bring diametrically opposed results. Jesus was establishing that the differences between being ultimately in or out of God’s favor would not be easily detectable by outward appearance. So, why use sheep and goats to illustrate this?

Temperament and behavior

In a surprising number of ways, sheep and goats are opposites. As just one example, once sheep are trained, they habitually follow their shepherd. They recognize and respond to his voice, ignoring other voices. To live an eternally righteous life will require adherence to God’s laws through Jesus. It will require being responsive - not to threats - but to the simple direction of the shepherd. Goats, on the other hand, may occasionally heed the shepherd’s voice but are often preoccupied with exploring their own path. This exemplifies a very self-righteous approach and not a humble, godly approach to life.

Check out our July 11,2022 podcast, “Will I Survive God’s Final Judgment?” for more. We compare several characteristics of sheep and goats to see what Jesus was telling us will keep individuals in or out of God’s kingdom. These differences are amazing and revealing. By using sheep and goats as examples, Jesus gives us surprising details as to what each and every person can and should strive for. The bottom line? It’s all about the heart, the very core of each person. Join us and learn how to be sheep!

 

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