LISTEN NOW! Greg, John and Pat share about being Josiah and not missing our Josiah moments. They share about how in America we have a government by and for the people which means that we are responsible. They continued to share what happened during the reign of King Josiah. During his reign he assigned some men to search out and look in the temple and what they found was the word of God. When King Josiah heard the word of God he was convicted and ripped his garments and turned a nation back. His repentance caused God to put on the brakes in terms of judgment. They continued to share that when you know better you do better. People today in America are “King Josiah” since we have a government by the people and for the people we are the ones who elect representatives to pass legislation that we decide who we want in our land. When the church awakens to what is written in the Bible we will begin to see more and more Josiah moments like we saw in Texas and Florida when both Governors took unprecedented measures to see abortions restricted in their states. They continue to remind us that we are Josiah and for us not to miss our Josiah moment.
Israel’s Prime Minister Prepares its Citizens for Possible War With Iran
John, Greg and Pat share about how Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing its citizens for possible war with Iran. Charisma News reports that “current and former senior Israeli officials and advisers at the highest possible levels say that the showdown with Iran is entering the critical “end game” phase. I’m hearing from people with direct knowledge of the plans that war could come in 2013.” They continue to share how Israel is completely surrounded by her enemies and how logic makes no sense as to why so many countries hate Israel and want to see this little country wiped off from the face of the earth . The article goes on to say that “Netanyahu called the Iranian a “messianic, apocalyptic” regime bent on genocide, a reference to the Shia eschatology Khamenei holds that Iran must annihilate Israel and the U.S. to usher in the reign of the Twelfth Imam. Netanyahu also called the incoming Iranian president, Hasan Rouhani, a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who has bragged in the past about negotiating with the West while secretly advancing nuclear enrichment. What’s more, Netanyahu vowed not to “wait too long” to stop Iran.” They continue to encourage us to pray that anyone that would want to do Israel harm be taken out before they could do so. The apple of God’s eye must be protected.
God takes the Case of the Poor
Greg, John and Pat discuss how God takes the case of the poor in this wisdom moment found in Proverbs 22:22-23. “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.” A generation that forgets the poor has forgotten God. When we lose God’s perspective on those who lack, or are in need, we lose our perspective of Him, His heart and His defense of the poor. It’s so important to God how we treat the poor and needy that if we don’t treat them well, lend to them, help empower them and assure they get justice and refuse to exploit them … GOD HIMSELF says He will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.” They continued to share that when we see a corporation or business for example get sued in court for making their money off harming someone who has become a victim of their exploiting practices and a major judgment is placed against them for millions of dollars which will be given to this victim; that would be defined as “they are being plundered” It’s best that we are kind to the poor because in turn we are being kind to God.