03/16/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 22:21-23:30, Luke 1:57-80, Psalms 58:1-11, Proverbs 11:12-13

Today is the 16th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s lovely to be here with you today from the rolling hills of Tennessee as we all gather around this global campfire that is our community and come together and center ourselves in God’s word as it washes over us. I’m jus…there’s not a day that I get up and turn is mic on that I’m not amazed that we get to do this together. And I’m never not amazed at no matter when…you know…you’re listening right now…and you’re not listening alone. You’re never listening alone. There’s always someone else somewhere. We are really in this together as we move through the Scriptures this year. So, let’s dive in. We’ll pick up where we left off yesterday and there’s this interesting story happening between Balak and Balaam. Numbers chapter 24 and 25 and we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week.


Father, as we prepare to end our work week. We think back on all that You have spoken to us from Your word this week and we think back on all that You have spoken to us in this year so far and You are changing us. We can feel changes happening inside of us. The way that we’re looking at things is beginning to shift because we are aligning ourselves with what You are speaking to us through Your word. And, so, we are so grateful for this gift of community and this gift of Your word. And even as we read of Your birth today, Jesus, we are so humbled that You would care for us enough to come for us to rescue us to restore us. And we confess that we have barely begun to scratch the surface of the wholeness and redemption that You offer. And, so, as we continue to journey through the Scriptures this year we ask that You continue to transform us, that we might be made whole and holy. Come, Holy Spirit. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi family. This is his little Sharee in Canada. And I haven’t called for a couple of weeks. I haven’t been well. I have some ongoing health things that flare up once in a while. And, so, for a couple of weeks I’ve been struggling with my sleep and some other issues, neurological issues. And I just wanted to ask for prayer. Would you have time to say a quick prayer for me? I also heard Joyful Noise talk about the fact that her health has not been good lately. Joyful Noise I think you said that it was high blood pressure and you’ve never had that before so I’m going to be praying for you. Many of us seem to be getting hit in our house and so let’s just link arms and pray for another’s health. And thank you so much family. I appreciate your love and prayers And I’ll talk you again soon. Bye for now.

Hello Daily Audio Bible community this is Diane Olive B. Brown from Newburgh Indiana saying shalom, shalo – peace, peace. There is nothing missing. There is nothing, no thing missing and no thing broken. I thank You Father for that. And I pray and believe second Corinthians 4 and 7. However, I possess this precious treasure, this divine light of the gospel in my frail human vessel of earth that the grander and exceeding greatness of the power that be shown to be from God and not from me. And I thank You Father God for Psalm 23. You prepare a table for me in the very presence of my enemy. And it reminds me of some wisdom that a friend of mine gave me to stop looking at the devil’s and enemies under the table, to stop putting my emphasis on them and emphasize the food that he’s prepared before me. Oh, meatloaf of peace, mashed potatoes of joy, and apple crisp of love. And all the things and joys and enjoy them enjoy them. I also want to pray for the lady whose husband died on…

Good morning DAB family this is Michael from Mesa. I’ll clarify that by saying from East East Mesa out in Arizona because hopefully soon I’m from West Mesa so that I can be a lot closer to work. I’ve got about an hour drive. So, asking for prayers for wisdom in the move and the house, the budgeting and all of those things. Also, just an update. I know a while, while back I mentioned that my son was in jail. And he had his hearing yesterday, his parole hearing. And it was very hard and very sad to understand at that point that really in a lot of ways I’m going to have to live as a split family. He cannot come home. He cannot have contact with the family. And that will be for life or for many, many, many years. And, so, it’s heartbreaking to know that I have family but am a bit family-less on that side. If you could pray for my son. His name is Ryan. He needs lots and lots of prayer. He I think is growing closer to Christ or I think ion that direction. It’s really hard to tell what is real status is. So, if you could just pray for Ryan. And Pelham I just wanted to reach out Pelham with a word of encouragement buddy. Love your wife every day. Give everything you can from your heart to just love her and to help her understand that what you’re doing is loving her. And for all marriages, guys, just reach out like crazy to let help your wife. Let them know that you love them. Love you all so much. You are my friends. Talk to you soon. Michael from Mesa.

Family it’s been a really long time. It’s Jane from New York. Just calling to kind of give an update. I’m out of work. My job finished a couple weeks ago. I’m waiting for __ to kick in. Just trying to go where I should go, walk or a walk, talk to why should and go where the Lord is leading me. Very difficult living in my house with my friend who is now an atheist and just literally all day that he’s with me every minute and evening is just blaspheming the name of Jesus. I try not to really, you know, get into discussion with him but, you know, he just does it all the time. So, yeah, I just need to prayers and I just thank everyone that calls in. You know, I don’t know you by name but I’m up to date on what’s going in people’s lives. The praise reports are awesome and just the needs of the family. You know, I do pray in agreement. I have a couple of __ involved in in New York. Tonight I’m going to go to a young life prayer group, which is awesome. I’m really excited about starting with them. I have a friend sisterhood who’s listening to the DAB. Yay! My mom listens. I just love this podcast. Pray for me guys. Love you. Bye.

Hi this is Debbie from Texas I’m calling for prayer for my daughter Susanna. She’s 18. Due to custody battles she’s been on her own since she’s been 14. She’s been raped, abused, threatened, and dumped. She knows Jesus but right now she doesn’t trust Him. She feels He’s completely let her down. She needs deliverance from drugs, abusive relationships, homosexuality, and fear. She’s being threatened by a violent X and she needs safety. Please pray for her complete deliverance and her healing. Lord Jesus, I just thank You for this community and for the body of believers, that we can get together Lord God and pray, and that we can lift each other up. I ask You to protect this ministry and just bless everybody involved in it. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

03/15/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 22:21-23:30, Luke 1:57-80, Psalms 58:1-11, Proverbs 11:12-13

Today is the 15th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is a pleasure to be here with you today. I trust that it is well with your soul and I’m excited that we can take this next step forward. That’s how this all works…that’s how the Daily Audio Bible works, but that’s how life works, one step forward every day and we’re choosing wisely to center ourselves again in God’s word as we move forward in life and in the Scriptures. So, of course, we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday, this story that’s brewing between Balak and Balaam and a proposed curse on the children of Israel who are freaking out everyone who is around them. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Numbers chapter 22 verse 21 through 23 verse 30.


Okay. So, Balaam had a conversation with a donkey in today’s reading and that’s not something you can say every day. And the whole story is kind of confusing because on the surface Balaam was simply doing what God told him to do. At first God told him, no, you can’t go with these people. But then when Balak sends this larger entourage with these promises of riches and gifts, God tells him that he can go and that he should go, but he can only say what God tells them to say. So that’s what Balaam does. He gets up and he leaves with these guys. And then an angel is sent to oppose him with a sword in his hand that the donkey can see but that Balaam can’t. So, it’s confusing, like Balaam is just obeying God. So, why is there an angel to oppose Balaam? But as it turns out, the angel it actually ends up drawing out what’s really going on in Balaam’s heart. I mean, the first time God told him he couldn’t go and he didn’t. And the second time God did tell him he could go and there’s this promise of all of this bounty of gifts and blessing out in front of him. So, he’s thinking maybe this is going to be lucrative. And King Balak has sent very, very high level representatives. So, Balaam is in the company of very prestigious people. In this moment Balaam’s a big shot. There’s some pride going on here. And pride has a way of distorting just about everything. And how do we know this? We see it in the story. The donkey sees the angel and then veers off the path. So, Balaam beats the donkey back onto the path. The angel stands in a gateway in the vineyards and Balaam’s foot gets crushed. And, so, he beats the donkey. And then the angel stands in a place and there’s nowhere else to go. And, so, the donkey just sits down. And Balaam is enraged, he’s just losing it on the donkey. He’s beating the donkey until the donkey speaks. What have I done that you’ve beaten me these three times. And Balaam appears to be so enraged that he doesn’t realize he’s having a conversation with his donkey. But sometimes, in those moments, we spout out from our hearts what’s really going on before we can stop or govern or curate what we’re going to say. And, so, Balaam speaks, you made me look like a fool. If I had a sword in my hand I’d kill you now. There it is. Balaam’s being a big shot and it was clouding his mission. Of course, when Balaam’s eyes were open and he could see the angel, that set things right and snapped him to his senses, as angelic visitations are prone to do. And Balaam was again reminded of what he was going to do. He was going to speak on behalf of the Lord. Nothing else. He’s not a big shot. And the lure of all this reward money is not the point. And Balaam got that loud and clear. He finally got to Balak. Of course, Balak’s like, what took you so long and all this stuff. And they go and they look at the children of Israel, sacrifice to God, God speaks and he won’t speak cursing over the children of Jacob, the children of Israel. So, now Balak’s mad and he’s like, well, let’s go. Let’s go over here looking at this from another angle and see of God will curse them from this other angle. And, so, they build altars and sacrifice again and God won’t do it. God will not speak or pronounce a curse on His own people. And, so, Balak’s like, well, let’s go over here, let’s do this from another angle. And they try again and God won’t curse His people. There is so much here for us in our own lives, found in this story. This becomes a mirror as the Bible does so often. On the one hand, we hear God’s direction. We obey. We don’t go when he says, don’t go. And then when he says do go we start to go but we have some preconceived notions about what that’s going to look like because maybe we’ve been praying for God to give us permission to go in a certain direction because we think that’s going to be lucrative in some sort of way. And, so, we start off down the path in the direction that we actually wanted to go because of the thing that is out there, the promise that’s out there when God give us permission for totally different reasons. He’s sending us on a mission for totally different reasons. All the sudden our pride starts to well up and we start thinking of how we’re going to use all that resource. And we get lost to the mission, to the purpose that God is sending us somewhere. And then we feel all kinds of opposition and we’re praying against the enemy who is thwarting our path because we’re walking the path to God told us to walk when, actually, it could be God standing in the way, forcing us to acknowledge this wasn’t a collaboration or a mission from God. This was about something we really wanted and we’ve gotten lost. We’ve lost the plot. And, so, God is standing in the way so that we don’t go and do incredible damage and destroy ourselves in the process so that were very, very clear on what’s actually happening. And, so, we can see ourselves in this story. We can also see ourselves in Balak sent for Balaam for one reason. He was known to be a man of God, and he had apparently been successful in blessing and cursing otherwise he wouldn’t of been sent for in the first place. And what Balak wants is a curse upon these people who are right around him and have had success in defeating people, neighboring people of his. So, he’s afraid of the children of Israel and he wants a curse put on them. Well, once Balaam’s got it straight about what he’s going to do and what his purpose in being given permission to go on this journey is all about, he’s not going to say anything that God doesn’t say. And God is not going to curse His people. So, Balak’s aggravated by that. And does what does he do? Well let’s go over here and look at this from another angle and see if we can get a yes from the Lord. And when that doesn’t work? Okay, let’s go over here. Let’s try again. Let’s go over here from a different angle and see if God will curse them from this angle. We can find ourselves in this so clearly. We’re not getting what we want and so we try to reframe it. We try to do it from a different angle. How about like this? And then we’re not getting what we want. So, how about like this? And then we’ll just keep doing it until we feel like we can do whatever we want, which would simply reveal that it’s not really God’s blessing or direction that we’re looking for. It’s permission to do whatever we want and we’re going to find a way to do that no matter what. And it’s sinister because then we do that and it doesn’t work out we like to blame God for it. And it has to be exasperating for the Father because He must throw His hands in the air and say, what exactly did I do here? I gave you a mission and you made it about something else. You wanted to do something that I didn’t give you permission for and so you kept finding angles until you could get the yes that you were looking for even though I never gave it to you. And now you want to blame me? And the sad thing is that we do this a lot more than we may even realize or acknowledge. And, so, from our reading today we have some things to think about. Have we asked God for permission to do things? And as we’re talking to the Lord telling him all of the reasons why this would be good for his kingdom, why this would be an good work, when under the surface of it all is how this will be good for us. And our pride just begins to bubble up. Or have we gotten a no and then we just start spinning it, we just start the negotiation. We look at it from another angle, and then we look at it from another angle, and then we look at it from another angle, until we can feel like were justified in doing what we want to do anyway. Obviously, when we read this in the Bible, when we read this story of Balaam, we can see all of this out. We can see it clearly in the story but can we see it clearly in our lives? May we open ourselves to this today and invite the Holy Spirit to begin to reveal to us the ways we’ve gone our own way and then blamed God for it. Or the ways that we’ve allowed pride or promise to cloud and distort what we’re actually doing, the mission that we’re actually on.


Holy Spirit, we invite you into that. That touches a lot of places in our lives, And as we sit with this and invite You to come and begin to reveal these things to us, we see patterns and we see ways in which this goes back into our history and it’s humbling. We first we first respond with repentance. We ask Your forgiveness for the things we’ve blamed You for that You haven’t done. And we invite Your Holy Spirit to show us the narrow path that leads to life and how it is that we continue to walk that instead of trying to find every angle conceivable to get off of it so that we can have something that we want that will perhaps destroy us. This reveals just how much we do not trust in You, how self-centered and stiff necked we also can be. Forgive us Lord. We want to walk in Your ways. We want to live in Your light. We want to speak the truth and live in the truth. So come Holy Spirit and lead us into all truth as You’ve promised to do. Our part in this is that we listen and obey. Come, Holy Spirit. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning this is Princess Sarah in Tulsa. I wanted to say hello to all of the other children of the King. Aaron is in the hospital and I just want to say I’ve been praying for you on behalf of your family that is across the pond and also for the young woman who converted from Islam. That’s super exciting and we are welcome you to the kingdom of Jesus. And I wanted to say also, I appreciated a word from Candace this past week who is a fellow widow. I have just been really feeling a lot of responsibility trying to be mom and dad. I’m feeling really alone in decision-making and that’s really a heavy weight to carry. And, so, I just appreciate your words Candace and I am trying to do day by day, moment by moment hand everything over to the Lord and know that He is my children’s Father and He is my husband as I need help. Also, I just wanted to say that it’s really cool that God works retroactively because I’m praying for somebody’s job interview right now today who had a job interview, like four days ago and recorded his message. So, I just thank the Lord that you did a great job and that He is leading the company to hire you if this is God’s perfect will. And meanwhile, I have a test today in physical science, which is just a fancy word for math, which I’m not so good at. So I’m just going to say, would you all pray for my test in math that’s happening in hour. And I thank you for that retroactive help. And I just pray you’re all blessed. Have a great day. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family it’s Olympia in Jubilant Perseverance in Indonesia. I am calling for a little update and a specific prayer request. So, I’m still job hunting and I’m still working at the school in Indonesia that directly stated, suggested that I not sign to renew my contract there. So, it’s continuing to be a daily challenge and a daily reminder for prayer to face out to God and to make the most of the time that I have in the community. It’s a very heartbreaking place to work because it’s supposed to be a Christian school but there’s so much ignorance and hate and a spirit of rejection that’s just so palatable and constant that you have to block that it breaks my heart for the students there. And I’ve watched a lot of teachers of color leave and there’s a bitterness and tension among some staff there across cultures. And it’s so ironic because intercultural is in the name and it’s really a challenge to keep my spirit focused and driven and guarded from that spirit of rejection. So please join me in praying for that. And also, in this week, we do a weeklong service earning project, where we serve people in the community. I’m leading a group that’s going to serve kids in the city and I just ask that you pray with me for peace to cover us and wisdom to go before us.

Every time I think I’ve got God all figured out He lets me know that His ways are not my ways and that His ways are higher above my ways than the heavens are above the earth. So, I’m going to rejoice even in the bad times and to celebrate in the resulting brokenness for God is truly a strong deliverer and the only high tower in the time of trouble. Sela. He uproots those who, in the wisdom of their own eyes, have sought their own counsel and have come to the conclusion that their stance was quite secure. And in many ways it is. But the rocks can be quite slippery and God let’s you know to be aware when you think you’re standing lest you fall. But God humbles the proud. But know he this, in due time he will exalt those who were beat down. So, continue to do what’s right and know eventually in God’s time you will be exalted and receive a treasure that is priceless beyond measure. For you are and always will be esteemed of great worth by my Lord. Sela. blindtony1016@gmail.com I’d like to give a shout out for Byron from Florida. Hang in there brother. Tracy B. and Edward L. I hope you’re all doing well. Know you’re in my prayers all the time, every day. And Delta Alpha Fox Trot, you still out there? Let us know was happening on the Western front. And Brian once again thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow throughout the earth. And it is flown’. Keep it flowin’ y’all.

Hi DABbers. This is Linda in New Hampshire. I’m calling for an urgent prayer request for my grandson. His name is Dylan. He is truly the love of my life, aside from God of course and Jesus. But he’s something really really special, he’s very smart. He’s amazing. And were having some real difficulties with him in school. I know where it stems from, my son. Because his dad was really mistreated by his father, my ex-husband. And it’s just…there’s a lot there…it grieves me beyond words…like…trying not to cry on everybody here. But if you could please, please, pray for Dylan that he would have self-esteem and feel confident and not feel like he’s not walking on egg shells in his own home. And please, please, pray for my son to that he would have healing because he definitely has addictive personality disorder…I don’t know what you would call it. But it’s really frightening, you know, what’s happening with my grandson at school. I guess he was on his desk today saying that he wanted to die. He took his sweater and tied it around his neck. And I mean it’s just it’s breaking my heart to hear that he’s suffering so badly internally. He feels very very safe with his mom and with me but please pray. I love you all. I pray for everybody. I pray for everything that I hear. And I listen to this twice a day. Thank you for everyone for praying.

Hey everybody. Hey. This is Annette from Oklahoma City. I’m praying tonight for all of those of us who have loved ones in prison. Dear Lord, reach out to our family and our loved ones and our friends who might be incarcerated around this world. You know how lonely they are. We know that being in a jail cell all by ourselves and with others that we don’t know and may be even afraid of could probably be the toughest thing we ever face in our lives. Dear Lord, I would love for You to wrap your arms around them and let them know that You are there and that You love them and that no matter what we do, you know, every one of us is just one step is away from being in that place. And dear Lord reach into them, let them know that You forgive them and You love them and may they turn to You in these times and just be with them all. I love You. I love you guys. I’m praying still for my brother Charlie. It looks like he’s hit the four year mark. He’s got four more years to go. I’m very thankful that he so close to my dad was only like three hours away and gets to visit him at least a couple times a month and that’s good for both of them. I love you guys. Be good to those. And like the Lord says, remember those in prison. Love you all. Bye-bye.

03/14/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 21:1-22:20, Luke 1:26-56, Psalms 57:1-11, Proverbs 11:9-11

Today is the 14th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you, of course, for the next step. That’s what we do every day. We take a step forward. And then we end up reading the whole Bible. And look how far we have come. We get to this point in the year just about every year and go, What? Wasn’t it just new year’s? And we have travelled some serious distance in the Scriptures over a great deal of time, learning about so many people. And, so, we’ll take the next step. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Numbers chapter 21 verse 1 through 22 verse 20 today.


Okay. So, in the book of Numbers, things are heating up for the children of Israel. There’s nowhere for them to go basically. They’ve been out in the deep desert then they’ve kind of come into the desert just south of the Promised Land, the land of milk and honey, sent spies in. It didn’t work out. And so back out into the desert they go, but they’re just moving around and no one will let them pass through so they’re kind of stuck. Until finally they’ve sufficiently freaked out the nations around them. There’s this massive horde of people, probably a million strong moving around. That would freak anybody out. If that could even happen in this day and age, that would freak whoever’s near them out. And the Lord’s reputation is among these people, so people are unsettled. And we see in today’s reading a couple of different kings come out to confront them. Of course, that forces Israel into battle and Israel defeats them. And, so, now they don’t have their homeland, but they kind of have a place to be. We see that the Moabites, King Balak sends for this guy named Balaam to come and curse God’s people, but God isn’t letting him do it. And that story will unfold before us as we go forward tomorrow.

We’re just getting going on the gospel of Luke as well. And, so, we find ourselves squarely in the Christmas sorry. The Advent. The arrival of Jesus. And talk about unsettling. You have to imagine this early teenage girl, Mary, getting this angelic visitation in which she’s told she’s about to be pregnant even though she has never had sex. And this is really, really good news because the baby that’s going to be born will be the Son of God and his kingdom will rule and reign forever. It’s like, yes, when we read the story, it’s a story of great rejoicing. But Mary…Mary had to be unsettled to say the least.

And we have to acknowledge in both these stories, God’s ways are often unsettling. And the only way we will be settled in them is if we learn the lesson that the children of Israel are being taught in the wilderness. Utter and complete devotion, allegiance and dependence on God.

And then we get to the book of Proverbs today and we have some challenges. With his mouth, the ungodly destroys his neighbor. A city is built up by the blessing of the upright, but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked. It’s words that do the damage before any other damage even is conceived of. It’s words that can destroy relationships before anything else happens. We are creating the reality in which we live by the words that we speak. And there’s reason. We’re created in the image of God and He speaks things into existence and so do we. And we may not be able to create something out of nothing. We’re not God.  But we certainly create things with our words like our Father does. And we should take that to heart and consider throughout this day, what am I creating here? Because my words can be used to destroy or my words can be used to restore wholeness.


So, Father, we bring that to You, confessing that we don’t always listen to Your Holy Spirit. We rush in and say things that shouldn’t be said or we say them at the wrong time or we just create mayhem for no reason. We confess that. And we invite Your Holy Spirit to bring so present into our minds and hearts today the awareness that we’re creating things when we speak. Come, Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.


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A couple of dates that are on the calendar that I’ve mentioned a few times. The 25th of March. So, yeah, about a week and a half from now I’ll be speaking in Louisville, Kentucky at New Song Christian Fellowship Louisville. And you can get the details and times and phone numbers and websites and all that kind of stuff at dailyaudiobible.com in the events section.

Then on the 8th of April I’ll be speaking in Washington State in the Tri cities area - Columbia Christian Church. Again, you get the details at dailyaudiobible.com in the events section.

And the 11th of April is when the More Gathering for Women begins. And that will take place about an hour outside of Atlanta up in the mountains of north Georgia. Beautiful, beautiful setting. And you can still register for that, ladies, if that is something that’s kind of been on your minds, you feel like you should be at, come. You can find out all about it, all of your questions will be answered at moregathering.com. You can check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. And for your partnership, I cannot possibly thank you enough. The global camp fire keeps burning everyday and we keep coming and warming ourselves around it in community and enjoying having the word of God wash over us in a peaceful environment each and every day because we do this together. So thank you for your partnership. This is how the Daily Audio Bible exists. So there’s a link on the homepage of dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello DAB family this is Joyful Noise from Southern California. I got up super early this morning feeling very energized because I was able to catch up on a few readings. Thank you so much Brian and Jill…Jill for your readings…oh my gosh. You guys do so much for us and…crown in heaven…I know crown in heaven over all this. So, encouraged by your faithfulness to be there even when… So, I’m out hiking. I’m out enjoying God’s beautiful creation and I’m listening to the community prayer hotline as well as again, catching up with some other days that I have missed and I want to share my heart with Greg from Missouri. Greg, I’m just so thankful for your prayer request for your mom. I know you’ve already heard from several DABbers, so I’m sharing with you that they have had similar situations in their family, that their mom also struggled or maybe one of their parents struggled with some of blank. And I just want to share with you as a mom, from a mom’s perspective. You know, mom’s, we have a very tough gig. And to have a son, a grown son say on the other side of perhaps a very difficult upbringing, could you pray for my mom. That is amazing and I want to tell you that that’s such an encouragement to me as a mother because, you know, we’re not perfect. We make mistakes all of the time. Can I get a witness? And we drop the ball and it seems like so much. It like weighs on us. And, of course, that’s a lie. it’s Jesus that, you know, that ultimately will help our kids when we drop the ball. He is there with us through it. But I will tell you that it is one of the…it is the hardest job I’ve ever done. It’s constant, it comes at you like a freight train. And they tell you, they tell you it’s going to be hard, but oh no, not until you’re in it do you get it, how hard it is and then it changes so often…

[singing] The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. [singing stops] Good day Daily Audio Bible family. This is Sherry calling from British Columbia Canada. This call is for Candace in Oregon. Candace, it is March 11th. It’s the one-year anniversary of the passing of your husband as I’m sure you’re well aware. And I just wanted you to know that you’ve been in my thoughts and my prayers all this week and especially today. And, so, I wanted to, in honor of your husband Brad, read Psalm 23 for you. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for my namesake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for You are with me. Your rod in your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Candace, please know that you are in my prayers you in my family. I’m praying that the Lord will give you comfort and give you peace at this time. I love you sister. And I love you all DAB family. I hope you have a good evening. Bye-bye.

[singing] After all You are constant. After all You were only good. Not for a moment will you forsake me. Not for a moment will you forsake me Lord. [singing stops]. So, heavenly Father, Lord Almighty, we thank you that Brian is back with us and for Jill’s leadership while he got some well needed rest. We ask for Your continued blessing on the Hardin family and on the support teams and their families. We pray for Dr. John and the Alpha program that he is running and ask that You superintend all details of the program so that through it many will come to know You Lord. We pray also for Your continued blessing on his marriage to Andrea and thank You Lord for the 27 years they have so far. We’re also lifting up Salvation is Mine to you and ask that You stabilize her emotional, financial, and physical health. Let her feel Your presence Lord and know that You will never leave her. We think of Brooks mom, Perry, who had surgery on January 16th and I ask for complete healing for her. For sister Soul who lost her job a few weeks back and had an end of year closing date for her house. We pray that You give her clarity as she maneuvers through these situations and ask that You provide for her and her family. And finally Lord we thank You for bringing Nora to this community and ask that You take her hand as she charts through the puddles to get to clear waters. Be with us as we stand in the gap with her. We pray that You are glorified in all these things Lord and ask for Your mercies in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Diane O. B, his little Sherri, and Asia, hope you’re all doing well. You’re in my prayers. This is Bay from Canada. Thanks for praying with me family.

Good day DAB family I pray that everyone who is on the Israel trip is safe and sound and rested back home. Blind Tony, thank you so much for the shout out. I truly, truly am blessed and especially that you said baby G. And just to give everyone a quick update, I covet your prayers, and I’m thanking God in advance for His blessing of a second baby G. Me and my husband are in the process of trying for second baby G and we just covered all your prayers. I wanted to give an update on Bill B. Blind Tony and a couple of other people have called in asking how he’s doing. I don’t know for whatever reason, I’m assuming he does not have access maybe to a telephone, but I am in contact with Bill quite often on Facebook. So, any time I write him a message he does write me back. I think he is still in a facility. He’s not quite his old self but that’s understandable with everything he’s been going through but I do let him know that we are praying for him and that we love. You can find him on Facebook Bill B. So, I also just want us say Brian and to the rest of the DAB family, I love you, I thank you all for your support. I am praying a hedge of protection over all of you. Jay in New Jersey, Mel in Maryland, I want to let you know you are so loved. You are so loved. You know, being a Christian, none of us are perfect. And it’s oh so sad that in church people who claim to be Christians are the ones who judge us the most. And I just want you to know that I am sending a hedge of protection over you as you now venture off to a new life in Maryland. Stay the course my brother. None of us are perfect. We all sin but no one is as bold as you as to confess the sins as you have done. And I just want to let you know you inspire me. And whatever happens, just know that you are not alone. I love you DAB family. Cheers. Asia in Munich 

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Kim from the Yukon. I called in about a week or so ago for my husband Devin and asking for prayer so that he can come to know the Lord. It’s not much of a step but it is one. A couple nights ago we were talking and he says, well, actually I started to think about it again. I don’t know why. I still don’t think it’s for me, but I am thinking about it again. And it was such a leap for me. I was just so happy that I started crying. Because it’s showing me that prayers can work and it’s got his mind on it again. His name is Devin. Please can you guys keep praying for him as I am? And a prayer request is my father is very ill. He has a blood clot in his stomach and he’s now on borrowed time so they are now making him comfortable. His name is Harvey. And strength for my mom. They know that Dad’s on borrowed time now and it’s getting harder. And I hope all of you are well. I listen to all your prayers as much as I can and try to prayer along with you guys. Thank you, Brian for giving this podcast to us. I listen to it every morning before I go to work. You all have a blessed day.

03/13/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 19:1-20:29, Luke 1:1-25, Psalms 56:1-13, Proverbs 11:8

Today is March 13th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. And it is great to be here with you around this global campfire we have created as a community. A place to re-center our lives and allow God’s Word to speak over us no matter when it is. No matter what time of day or night it is. No matter where we are on this planet, we’re not alone. And that is a fact. We are in this together. So, let’s dive in and take that next step. And of course, the next step is always the one right in front of the one we just took, so we’ll pick up where we left off in the book of Numbers. And we’ll read chapters 19 and 20 today. And then when we get to the New Testament, we will begin the gospel of Luke. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Numbers 19 and 20.

Introduction to the Gospel of Luke:

Okay. So, we concluded the Gospel of Mark yesterday in the New Testament, which was the second of the four gospels. We begin today the book of Luke. And Luke had a little bit more of an intriguing story regarding its place in history. Luke is the third of the synoptic gospels, those being Matthew, Mark and Luke. And as we’ve talked about before, they’re called the synoptic gospels because they’re very similar in their composition. They’re very similar in the way they’re laid out and the stories that they tell about Jesus. So similar, in fact, that most scholars would agree that one could not exists without the other, especially the gospel of Mark being the first to be written. And they were all written at different times, but they were used as source material for each other. Now the gospel of Luke is the third in time and the third to appear in the New Testament. And just from a literary perspective is the most tight and concise, well written of the gospels. It flows well. And scholarly opinion is the Luke not only wrote the book of Luke, the gospel of Luke, but he also wrote the book of Acts, which we will get to in due time. And these were probably written one after the other. So, the gospel of Matthew - not to get this all confusing - but the gospel of Matthew probably came about fifteen years after the gospel of Mark. And then Luke and Acts came sometime after Matthew, maybe even fifteen years later. So, just to put us in the ballpark, Mark is the first gospel to be written, maybe a decade, decade and a half later, Matthew is written and then some years later, maybe another decade or a little more after that, Luke and Acts are written. And scholars would point just to the completeness of the gospel of Luke. More of the tradition, more of the story has been developed as the faith begins to emerge and take shape. Because so often we’ll read the Bible and we’ll read the New Testament and just feel like it all happened all at the same time when that’s not the case. It was spread out over decades as the church began to evolve and become what it is. And we’ll be talking about that when we get to Paul’s letters. Now as we’ve encountered Matthew and Mark, we’ve talked about the fact that they were written at specific times to specific audiences. Luke, the gospel that we’re about to delve into, was written to a Gentile audience, which is quite different than, for example, the gospel of Matthew, which was very distinctly written to a Jewish audience. So, Matthew continues to show Jesus fulfilling Jewish prophecy, Hebrew prophecy from the Hebrew scriptures, what we would call the Old Testament, whereas Luke is coming from a Gentile perspective and showing the inclusive nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That it’s not only for Jewish people, it’s for anyone who believes. It includes the whole world and welcomes everyone who believes into the family of God. And, so, we begin Luke chapter 1 verses 1 through 25.


Alright, in the book of Numbers, I mean, a lot of stuff happened today and it’s touched on briefly so we don’t necessarily recognize how monumental it is. So, Aaron and Moses have been together in this story of bringing the people out of slavery in Egypt all the way until today and their sister Miriam has been involved all along. In today’s reading, in an understated way, we say goodbye to Miriam. She dies and leaves this story. And then Aaron, who’s been with Moses since the beginning of this, also dies and leaves the story as well, leaving only Moses. Of course, before this, the children of Israel are grumbling out in the desert because they don’t have enough water and Moses ends up excluding himself from leading the people into the Promised Land because of the Waters of Meribah, the incident that happened there. And what happened? Because you can read it and go like, what’s the big deal? Why is Moses not allowed to go into the Promised Land now. And it boils down to this. Moses was told to assemble the assembly, the children of Israel, before the rock and speak to the rock and then God would send the water out. Instead, he said, do we have to do this for you and then he smashed the rock with his staff, taking credit for the miraculous provision of water, rather than obeying God and once again demonstrating to the children of Israel God’s provision. This thing that has to be taught over and over and over to these people in the wilderness. Yeah, this very same thing that has to be taught over and over and over in our own lives. And so after Aaron dies Moses then leads the people and they sent word to the king of Edom asking just for passage. We need to go through your land so we can get to a more suitable place that we’re being led to. We’ll just stay on the King’s road, right?  The trade route. We’re not going go anywhere else. We’re just going to go through. Will you just let us go through? Of course, the Edomites said no. This is actually kind of significant. Let’s go back to our origin here. Abraham, right? Abraham has a son of promise named Isaac. Isaac then has two sons, Jacob and Esau and they’re twins. Later on, Jacob’s name would become Israel and he would have kids. The children of Israel. Those are the people that we’re wandering around in the wilderness with. Esau, on the other hand, has children of his own and as those generations grow and spread out, they become Edom, the Edomites. So, it’s as if Esau is saying to Jacob you can’t come into my land. These people are literally family with each other. And now that Jacob’s children, right? The children of Israel have to wander in the desert and wait for forty years. So, basically while they’re really really down and out, they’re being rejected by their own family. And God is not going to forget that.


Father, we thank You for Your word. And we thank You for the lessons that we see in the wilderness in the Scriptures. And as difficult as it can be sometimes, thank You for the lessons that we’ve learned in our own wilderness experiences. For the lesson of ultimate and complete trust and dependence upon You. Utter dependence on You for hope and life. It’s a lesson that we confess we’re still learning and we’re sorry when we’ve been stiff necked. When we’ve been grumbling. When we’ve complained. When we’ve done everything but rest in You and trust You for life itself. So we invite You Holy Spirit into that. Because in one way or another, we’re going through these kinds of things continually. And so we continually need Your presence in our lives and a constant reminder that You and You alone are the only hope. Come, Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is the website. It’s home base. It’s where you find out what’s going on around here.

And, so, looking at the calendar, we’ve got the 25th of March coming up. I’ll be back out on the road, speaking in Louisville, Kentucky and then on the 8th of April, we’ll be in Washington state in the Tri cities at Columbia Christian Church. You can get the details for either of those events at dailyaudiobible.com in the Events section.

And then on the 11th of April, that’s when More Gathering for Women begins. There’s still time to register, but that window is closing soon. So, if that’s been something that’s on your heart, more, there’s got to be more, then check out the More Gathering for Women. Of course, it’s a women’s conference, so you have to be a woman to come, but check it out at dailyaudiobible.com in the Initiatives section or just go to moregathering.com. All of your questions will be answered there. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There is a link. It’s on the homepage. Thank you, profoundly humbly for your partnership. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t do this together. That is just a simple fact. So, thank you for your partnership. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

DAB family. This is Blessed from New Jersey good morning or __ as they say in Hebrew. Today’s reading from Numbers 14 was more vivid than I have ever experienced. With their recent return of a life-changing DAB 2018 Israel pilgrimage, I clearly saw the vast wilderness that the Israelites chose instead of the Promise Land of milk and honey. Yes, we today, just like those Israelites then, often choose not to believe God even though He has delivered us or others we know from impossible circumstances. So, Father I thank You for the privilege to read Your word again and again but with fresh eyes and an open heart to receive Your will and hear Your voice. Help us to learn and apply the message in today’s reading from Numbers 14. When You father promise, You will deliver. Help us to listen intently, believe wholeheartedly, and move courageously in the direction that you have planned for our lives. I pray this in Jesus name. Shalom. This is Blessed from New Jersey.

Brian, welcome back, you and the group from Israel. I hope you all have a blessed time. This is Viola from Maryland. Jill, God bless you. I enjoyed your administration. Oh, Nora from Canada. I listened to your prayer request twice. Welcome to the family of God my dear sister and know that nothing you can do can make God push you away. From John 1:9 says that if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So, you have that sister. Of course, as you keep growing in your faith you’ll want to please the Lord, but we do make mistakes. And when we do we go to John 1:9 __. And Lamentations 3:21-23 also says the because of the Lord’s mercies we’ll not be consumed. His compassions do not fail. They are new every morning. Imagine that sister, new every morning. So, welcome, welcome, welcome. God bless you as you grow in your faith. Sunny from Phoenix, I’m praying that God will arrest your husband’s heart in the name of Jesus. It will cause him to repent that the affair will be broken in Jesus’ name. They will have nothing more to do with each other. They will not find any joy in that relationship in the name of Jesus. And I pray for wisdom and peace for you in Jesus’ name. My sister in __, I’m praying that you will pass your boards. I hope you’ve done well. I’m sure you’ve done the exam now. I pray that you will pass it in the name of Jesus. And you had recall understanding __. Laura welcome God bless you. Don, I’m praying for your granddaughter, AJ, that God will just touch her diaphragm and heal her completely in Jesus name. The Lord will make her body __ her well. And the Lord will __ the work of __ and heal her completely and that tissue would be healed on the name of Jesus. Sharon, I’m praying for healing for your husband in Jesus name. Father Lord I pray oh God Lord that you will also heal your daughter and touch her body in the name of Jesus. Father Lord I pray that you would calm Sarah’s heart oh God Lord and give her peace. __ her from discretion in Jesus name. Deborah from Michigan I’m praising God’s voice.

Hi this is Connie in New York again. I have…I think it occurred to me that my name should be or what I like to be is At Home in His Throne Room because I can’t wait to be in His throne room and I think I’ll feel like at home there. So, this is At Home in His Throne Room in New York and I really thank you from Dwayne from Wisconsin and happy to be a mother calling into pray for our children. I have three kids and two of them teenagers and it’s really a difficult time to be a teenager. I can even imagine. I can’t even imagine. So, I just pray for God to illuminate the narrow path for them, take them down, take their hand, take them down that path. Also, I would like to pray for all the pregnant women out there. It’s so beautiful and God is working with them. It’s like a partnership. It’s amazing. And I have three of my coworkers are pregnant right now. And it’s just awesome. So, I hope that __ pregnancies help make people realize the magic of our Creator. So that’s it. This is At Home in His Throne Room in New York. Also, I wanted to say that God laid it on my heart that I should join the Daily Audio Bible or the Hardin’s trip to Israel as soon as I can this year with the following with my youngest daughter __. __. So I think it will be an amazing experience. So, looking to make that happen.

Our Father who is in heaven. Holy is your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who’ve sinned against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. That’s the prayer Jesus taught us to pray as best as, you know, this English translation from the Greek is. This is Candace from Oregon and I’m just a couple hours away from the moment my husband slipped from this earth exactly a year ago March 11. I want to thank everyone who’s helped me through this and my Lord for giving me strength I could not have imagined. I could not have imagined the year that just happened and such strength and beauty. I’m so grateful to God and to the community of Saints who’ve loved on me. I’m so thankful for my new little granddaughter and all the goodness.

Hello daily Audio Bible family this is Jim and Emily in Houston Texas. And why are we calling honey? Well first we want to thank the Daily Audio Bible family for all of their support over the years and the inspiration and the prayers of others. Today we come to you with a prayer request for our daughter-in-law, Christina. And on Wednesday, March, well this week, this coming Wednesday, she’s having yet another spinal tap because she has been unknown autoimmune disease. It’s been going on really since early last year so it’s been going on for about a year. She can’t see properly. She can’t hear properly. And it’s all in her brain apparently. And there’s a lot of fear. She’s a believer. We are praying for healing. So, please pray for healing, but also pray for freedom from fear for her. This all started after she spent a long period of time weeping over the possibility that our grandson, her son, four-year-old Miles, might have retinitis pigmentosa and might go blind. And God’s really kept his eyesight. So, we’d like you to pray both of them. Yes, pray for Miles and Christina, who is our daughter-in-law, and the mother of our grandson. And we love you guys and we appreciate all your prayers over the years and listen faithfully. And a quick mention. We pray for restored marriages because they really do happen. Stand in faith. Love you all. Bye.

03/12/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 16:41-18:32, Mark 16:1-20, Psalms 55:1-23, Proverbs 11:7

Today is the 12th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is great to be here with you. And we have marched our way to the 12th day of this month. And we will march right into it, picking up where we left off yesterday. The children of Israel have had to turn around and go back out into the wilderness and an entire generation is basically going to die out so that the children can rise up and see if they can take the Promised Land, which is causing an incredible amount of unrest. And, so, we’re seeing quite a bit of drama. And, so, we move back in. Numbers chapter 16 verse 41 through 18 verse 32 today.


Okay. So, today in the Gospel of Mark we experienced the resurrection and we also concluded the Gospel of Mark today. So, we’ll be starting fresh with the Gospel of Luke tomorrow. And the story of the resurrection, that is our ultimate source of hope. Like, everything we believe as Christians hinge upon this, that Jesus was victorious over sin and death. All of the forces of evil at work in the world. He was victorious. And His resurrection was a rebirth, as we’ll find in the writings of the Apostle Paul, that Jesus was the firstborn into this new family of God that began with Jesus. And, so, through Christ, we no longer have this separation between man and God. Through Jesus we are restored to God and become grafted in or a part of his family. And this is our hope. And this is what gives us hope, that while we were still enemies of God He came and sacrificed Himself on our behalf, restoring us to Him, inviting us into fellowship, inviting us to become a part of His family. We are a part of the family of God. May we revel in that today. And may hope arise in us.


Jesus, thank You is the words. Those are the words. But they fall so flat and so short. What we could never do, ever, for eternity, You have done and invited us to participate fully and completely in relationship with You. And, so, we thank you for your sacrifice. We worship You for Your victory over death and hell and the grave and everything set against us. Come, Holy Spirit. May we never be deceived away from this. May we remain true. As we remain true, we always have hope. Our hope is in You and You alone. And we thank You, Jesus, for coming for us and rescuing us. And may our lives be the example of that gratefulness. We pray in Your name. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is the website. It’s home base. It’s where you find out what’s going on around here. So, check it out.

Looking at the calendar, the 25th of this month we’ll be back out on the road. I’ll be speaking in Louisville, Kentucky at New Song Christian Fellowship Louisville. You can get the details at dailyaudiobible.com. This was planned for a little bit earlier in the year but we had a pretty good-sized snow and ice storm come through, so we’ve rescheduled and this will take place on the 25th day of March.

Then looking into April, on the 8th day of April, which is a Sunday, I’ll be in Washington state in the Tri cities area at Columbia Christian Church. Looking forward to being back with our friends there.

And then on the 11th of April, the More Gathering begins. And ladies, I cannot encourage you enough. And that if you can, you should attend the More Gathering. It’s a very, very unique and very, very special experience. And you can get all of the details, everything that you would want to know, all your questions are answered at moregathering.com. So, check it out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There is a link. It’s on the homepage. I thank you. I thank you for your partnership. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I am Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello Daily Audio Bible. My name is Ben. I’m from Southeast England in the town of Ashford. I’m ringing today for prayer for my brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is in the Army and he’s part of the skydiving team and he was recently in California with the Army and we learned yesterday that he had a very serious car accident and he’s now in hospital in California on life support. My wife and my sister-in-law left very early this morning and are now on their way to California to be with him. The situation is unclear at the moment, but we’re believing, you know, that God can do anything. Until that final breath God has his life in his hands. His name’s Aaron. And, yeah, he’s in California in hospital. My church is praying. Churches from all over the US are praying. And I just ask you to join with us and pray for healing, pray for recovery, pray for mercy upon his life in the name of Jesus. Thank you, brothers and sisters. Amen.

Hello family this is pastor Gene from Bradenton Florida. And I wanted to say a quick testimony __. And as you guys know I went recently to a very trying couple of months and I ended up being hospitalize three times. The first time planned the two next times completely unplanned. And around a month and half, a month and one week ago, I was in my third hospital. And I was in such agony, pretty much throwing up air, because I had nothing left to throw up and pain, inflammation and the doctors not doing a whole lot for me. And I was in __ but I had such an unexplainable peace in my heart that I felt that if this was death I was ready to go to the Lord. And I told Him, I said Lord, I’m a little concerned about __ Victoria and JC and John but I know that You will take care of them after I’m gone from this world. And I love you with all of my heart. And I can’t think of anything else that I want to do more right now than be in your presence. And the Lord obviously said no, but I want to talk about that perfect peace that fills me and fills me with hope although __ I was completely failing and that peace that allowed me to completely surrender into the hands of the Savior, trusting Him to take my life and do with it as he pleases. And I hope that that peace can be with you as you need it will be with you. I love you family. This is pastor Gene from Bradenton Florida. Bye.

Hello family. And as __ says, Holy Spirit let’s roll. It’s the 9th. And I have to tell you, I was on my way to work listening to the Daily Audio Bible this morning but the flesh is weak. And on my way to work I had this guy that was purposely hitting his breaks and trying to control my car from the front on a narrow road going through the hills to get to my work. And it was really frustrating me. So, at just the perfect time the flesh was weak I passed him, crossed the double yellow line only to get a wave from a motorcycle officer, a nice cop who let me go because I pulled to the side of the road thinking I’m going to get a $500 ticket. But I’m calling because Brian your commentary on the 9th is dead on. The spirit is willing but unless we’re in the spirit and of the spirit the flesh takes over. So, it’s not easy. It’s really not easy. I mean, my heart was pounding. I obviously did the wrong thing. I was frustrated with this guy I should’ve been mad at. I should’ve just relaxed and made it into work on time, not as soon as I’d like to get there. But I love you guys. And that’s the message. Don’t trust your own power. You really have to trust the spirit because we can do it on our own. I need your prayers. I got a promotion. Praise report. Bye guys. Bye.

Hi neighbors. It’s Lisa the Encourager. Yes. Hi neighbors, not friends because of the encouragement and guidance that Jill gave us on the Bible verse that Jesus said, love the Lord your God with all your heart your soul and your mind and love your neighbors as yourself. So, as a reminder to me, I am going to call you guys my neighbors so I remember that I should love each and every one of you just as I love myself. And I certainly cannot say that I do that on a regular basis. So, I want to remind myself that. So, hi neighbors. And with that I want to pray for Sharee. You called in quite a while ago and somehow I missed it on my page but I just want to pray for your needs and her ex fiancé that went to quite a bit of a deep depression after her brothers accident and the death. So, I’m going to be praying for them and I know you said their initials are JC and CRK. So, Sharee I just want to know again, I appreciate your prayers and your calls and I’m going to be praying for them. Also, another little quick shout out to Walking by Faith from New York City. I just wanted to shout out to you and thank you for your call of appreciation and I’m going to be praying for you and your finances and I’m just continuing to pray for that and that the Lord will give you favor. And also, one of the prayer, Victoria from Ohio called in and asked for prayer for her husband for him to get a job and her daughter Cassie also was going to a job interview and just praying that all goes well. So, dear Lord I pray for these requests and needs and financial and…

Good morning Daily Audio Bible community this is Diane O. B. from Newburgh Indiana. It is Saturday, March 10th 2018 and it is 4:56 AM. I’m catching up on my readings and I’m in March 2nd right now and the readings are so wow, you know. And what stood out to me was the attitude of Brian Bartimaeus versus the request from James and John. And I’ve been trying to be his friend and looking at all the people in the Bible that were friends and realizing that I haven’t been that great a friend, but today’s reading was just…I don’t know what…the Lord has been dealing with me as the Old Testament they were very rebellious and God was saying you want to keep rebelling well then this is what you’re going to get and this is what you’re going to get. And then Mark, like I said, the request from James and John versus Brian Bartimaeus just to remind us to be humble and just ask for mercy. You want to be God’s friend? It’s not that easy. I’m asking for a general and quiet spirit. That’s not my nature, but I’m getting one. I have a praise report. My son David is in rehab. That’s a miracle. He’s been there for almost 3 weeks now. He’s been drug-free and it’s so nice. And, so, I just wanted to say community, thank you for…

03/11/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 15:17-16:40, Mark 15:1-47, Psalms 54:1-7, Proverbs 11:5-6

Today is the 11th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and here we are crossing the threshold, opening the door on a brand-new shiny, sparkly week. And this week will move us directly into the middle of the month of March. So, we’re moving forward in our year, in our lives, and in the Scriptures. We’ll read from the Christian Standard Bible this week, picking up where we left off yesterday. Numbers chapter 15 verse 17 through 16 verse 40 today.


Jesus as we begin this new week we again experience Your sacrifice, Your death on our behalf in unspeakable fashion in a fashion we can truly comprehend. And yet this is the season that we contemplate. This is the season that we stare full face at what sin can do and we see that were borne out on the cross. And we look into our own hearts and we look at the world and we see what sin can do. And this brings us to a place of lament because You have freed us from the power of sin and yet we continue to choose otherwise. Rather than freedom, we choose to remain in slavery to sin. In so many areas of our lives and we invite Your Holy Spirit because we find ourselves being like the children of Israel in the wilderness wanting to go back. Show us clearly Lord that going back is not only returning to slavery, it is moving away from life and toward death. Your sacrifice changed all of that for the entire world. And this is the good news, that this has all been changed, that humanity and divinity are no longer separated from one another but can be restored in fellowship through Your sacrifice. And, so yes, we invite Your Holy Spirit and we lament and we grieve over what we’ve made of things, but Your cross gives us hope, hope forever, restoration forever, that day by day we can choose to live holy and every day that we choose to live holy as a day of sanctification, that we are being restored day by day, moment by moment. And this gives us hope and brings us to place of gratefulness. And, so, we contemplate these things and we invite Your Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Father God, we lift up Joey from Missouri’s family to You , especially his mother Joan E. Father God thank You for the shining light that she’s been in that family, that she has been the spiritual leader, leading Joey’s crisis at such a young age. Father God, she is struggling right now. I pray Lord that You’d be shining Your light and Your love into her life, that You would be bringing her out of that darkness and depression. Father God please just be calming her mind and giving her peace. May she know who she is in You and may she hear the truth of You in Your voice rather than the lies of the enemy. Father God I pray that You would be guiding her to people who can help, be that counselors or friends or people who can just help bring her through this time. Father God thank You for her loving family and I pray the Lord that You’d be giving them wisdom on how best to support her through this. Thank You so much for her and her walk in her life and her faith in You. And I pray Lord that you’d just be restoring her. In Jesus’ holy and precious name. Amen. Hi this is Michaela from Gloucester in the UK. Your call really struck me Joey. My parents married in 1982. I am the oldest of three, born in 1987. And they got divorced a couple years ago, probably more than a couple years ago now. And both my parents are really on my heart because my dad doesn’t know the Lord and I really want him to know the Lord but it’s really hard, you know, witnessing to those closest, isn’t it? So yeah, I hope you all have a blessed and lovely day wherever you are. Speak you soon. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is Diana calling from Minnesota. I just returned from the Israel 2018 trip and would just like to encourage anyone thinking about it to absolutely go. As Brian says, it’s a life-changing event and it really truly is. It was the most impactful two weeks of my life. And I met the most incredible people on that two weeks. And, so I would just highly encourage you to go no matter what that takes. For some of us it was a great sacrifice to be able to save some money and be able to do that, but for me it was just everything and the meant to us a whole lot. I thank you so much for your prayers for all of us. We felt it. We actually did. We had some illnesses go through the bus, one of the buses. And they were very quick illnesses. And, so, people cared for each other and we are very grateful for that. I also wanted to call with a prayer request. During the trip I found out that a dear friend of mine has breast cancer. Her name is Lori and I just ask that you pray for her please. She actually has a really amazing attitude about it and her husband is a quadriplegic and he does have some use of his hands and has a rehab doctor an amazing person. And she is really very much the…it’s hard to say…she really does everything for her family. She’s a really strong woman and I’d just like everyone if you could please pray for her health. She’s going to go through a double mastectomy…

Hi everyone this is Melody from Canada. And I am very convicted when Brian was talking about a reading from God being mad at the Israelites for complaining about meat. I am there right now because in addition to pregnancy __ I have a virus it in my mouth that these really, really hard soars all over. So pretty much all I can eat every day is pea soup. So that’s my Manna. And before I was pregnant I could eat this and that and everything. But also, back then, I was longing for a baby and I wasn’t happy with my life. But it so easy to want to go back and it’s so easy to have a hard time in the wilderness and have a hard time and transition. So, I appreciate your prayers over me and my pea soup and my mouth and my baby. We’re getting the ultrasound in two days on Saturday. So, I’m looking towards that. And, so yeah, I know God is holding us and preparing us. Love you. Bye-bye.

My name is Christina. I’m calling because I just heard Joey from Missouri. And for some reason listening to your prayer request for your mom, I almost started crying and I get had to…I kept praying, you know, with the next caller and then I had to go back and listen to it and I think is what it was…and I think your mom and my sister Stacy have the same problem. It just…I really felt…I really felt that’s why it touched me so deeply. And I want to pray for your mom Sharon and for my sister Stacy as well, that they are set free. Lord, please set free these ladies who know you and who shouldn’t be held captive from the demons of depression and paranoia and anger and hurting the people around them. And I pray as well for Joey and his three siblings and for Stacy’s two little sons because it’s very hard in the people around them. Thank you.

Hi this is Victoria soldier. I’m calling to pray for some of the DABbers. I wanted to…welcome back to Brian and I want to say thank you to Jill for reading those two days that were so beautiful. I enjoyed it. Thank you so much. I also want to pray for Greg in Missouri he was talking about his mom that she’s going through depression and things that are challenging. I wanted to also pray for Nora from Canada and that she’s going through some challenges. I want to pray for Pastor Genne and also for Blind Tony and Viola and my friend Sharon. I’m just concerned about the challenges that she’s going through with her mom. I want to pray for those who will going through depression and those who are going through in their marriages because the enemy is trying to attack the marriages. And also those kids who are having strongholds. I want to pray for them. Lord, in the name of Jesus, I just ask You to have Your way. Lord, Your people lead You Lord. They’re going through challenges, they’re going through depression, they’re going through strongholds. The marriages are having challenges. Lord only You are our God who can do anything like You told Moses, that You are God and You could do anything but fail. Lord we want to pray for Nora Lord. Whatever Nora’s going through, whatever’s going through in her family, that mother that’s going through depression, the mother that went through the challenges with her son, Lord You have Your Way, Lord. Oh Lord, You’re a miracle working God and You can do anything but fail. I just want to tell somebody tonight that feels like giving up, hold on because God is carrying You and God loves You and He wants to let You know that all…that He is got to You in His hand and His hand is on You and to continue to trust Him. Oh Lord continue to bless those who…even if they feel like…

03/10/2018 DAB Transcript

Numbers 14:1-15:16, Mark 1:53-72, Psalms 53:1-6, Proverbs 11:4

Today is the 10th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you. And here we are about to close the books on another week. And they just keep hopping by. Day by day, step by step, they just keep hopping by. So, here we are at the end of another week. And we have been reading from the New International Version this week, so we’ll do that for today. We’ll head back out into the desert. It’s getting kind of dramatic out there. Some spies have gone into the Promise Land, so the first people to go into the Promise Land and they’ve come back with a mixed bag, a mixed review. And we’ll pick up with that story. Numbers chapter 14 verse 1 through 15:16 today.


Okay. So, man, such bad news in the book of Numbers today. So, the children of Israel had received the law of Moses, began to operate accordingly, numbered themselves and prepared to move into the Promise Land. I mean, that’s what that ordering and how the tabernacle would be in the center, representing God with the people and the entire camp around it and how they would move out. All of this is for one purpose - to go into the Promised Land. Like, it’s time. And, so, one spy from each tribe of Israel was sent in to scout the land as we read. And they came back and it was a mixed bag. Only Joshua and Caleb were like, let’s do this. Like, it’s time. Finally, after all of these generations, right? This has been the story we’ve been following since the book of Genesis. So, now it’s finally time for them to go in but when the spies come back, they come back with a mixed report, which demoralizes the people and that’s that. They’re not going in. They’re going back out into the desert. And God is saying this entire generation doesn’t get to go in. And now that we have followed this whole trail in its context, we can see that at every turn God is shaping them, forcing them to depend on him. He is coming through. He is providing for them in a place where there is no way they could have that provision. He is guiding them miraculously. Their reputation has spread to all the people all around them and the people are unsettled to say the least. And we’ve watched. We’ve watched them grumble, we’ve watched them complain, we’ve watched them lament and say slavery was better than freedom. And, so, it’s important to realize that not only is this the children of Israel, this is our life. Like, it is all playing out. And we can read this as a story and go, you people are so stupid, what else would God need to do until we look in the mirror and go, oh my goodness. This is hitting me right between the eyes. And, so, what happens is, you know, a bunch of grumbling and then God tells them, okay, okay, it was going to be now. Like, we were going, but you need to turn around and go back into the wilderness. None of you get to go in. What that effectively does, as the Scriptures make pretty clear, is that there was a second generation. Kids had been born. There were children among them. Those children were all supposed to grow up in the Promised Land and they didn’t get to. Forty more years have to go by. Those children have to grow up. It’s the children that actually have to go into the Promise Land. And the first generation that was supposed to grow up completely in freedom and completely in the land that God had promised didn’t get to because their parents, their parents couldn’t get their mind out of slavery. They couldn’t get past their own stuff. So, instead of going into the land of promise, they’re going back out into the wilderness. And we have to ask ourselves, in our own lives how much wandering in the wilderness are we wanting to do? Is that going be the story of our lives? The wilderness - is that where we’re going to stay? Because like the children of Israel, we’re never going to be able to leave that place until we’ve learned the lessons that are given. Utter and total dependence on God is the only way forward. It has only ever been this way. And like the children of Israel, aren’t we still struggling with the same thing over and over and over? And don’t we hear our own voices grumbling and grumbling and grumbling? And hasn’t God continued to come through when we will trust him? Like, we make so many messes for ourselves that don’t need to be made. And we wander a lot of years that we don’t need to wander until we learn that we are utterly and completely dependent upon God and that vigilance over our hearts and a close fellowship with God is the only way to know what the next right step is going to be, then we’ll continue to take some steps in the right direction and some steps in the wrong direction. And basically, you know, like when you’re taking certain steps in certain directions and then you move in another direction and you start walking that way for a while and then you turn and walk another direction for a little while, that’s called wandering. And that’s what we will watch the children of Israel do and we will be invited to decide, is that going to be our story or can we learn the lesson of the wilderness and become utterly dependent on God?


So, Father, that’s a tough one because we try and do things in our own strength all the time. And it’s true, we find ourselves moving in one direction for a while then another then another then another and yeah, that’s wandering. So Holy Spirit, come. We become aware of Your presence. We give ourselves to You completely. We acknowledge that we are utterly dependent upon You and anything that would tell us otherwise is not true. We confess our grumbling spirit to You. We have certainly done that many, many, many times. And we ask forgiveness. We keep getting deceived into thinking that we’ve got to figure this all out because You might not come through. And that is simply not true. So, we trust you. Wherever this road is going, as long as we are going with You, as long as we are in fellowship with you, our allegiance is to You and we are vigilant about that relationship, we’re going in the right direction. So, come Holy Spirit. Lead us out of our wanderings, we pray. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey Daily Audio family. It’s Rick from Massachusetts. Thanks go to Brian and Jill and all the Hardin family, Mike, and all the workers behind the scenes. Blessings to all the DAB family. May the Lord bless you and He keep you. May the Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious to all of you listening. I’m calling today in response to Nora’s call from March 5th. Nora, I came out of a belief system that included works to make it to heaven. I believe it would be astonishingly true that when it’s broken down most people actually think they need to do something in order to get to heaven. That is the difference between Christianity and all other belief systems in the world. They all say do, do, do. Christianity and Jesus says, done. It is finished. Romans 10:10 says, believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and confess with your mouth and you will be saved. Most people have a propensity or thought process to either think we need to do something or perform to a certain level in order to be worthy for heaven. Accepting Christ is not performing to a standard in order to be worthy. It is coming to Him knowing we can’t do it, coming to Him because he did it. He led the perfect life and offers it to us in exchange for our simple life. So, Nora don’t be deceived to believe you need to perform. Jesus already did. Nora, by trusting in Jesus you are the righteousness of God in Christ, second Corinthians 5:21. Mistakes cannot change that when you trust in Jesus. That’s why He’s our Savior and where not. Alleluia.

Hello, this is Intercessor from Delaware. It’s been a while since I called in but I listen every day. And just now my heart was just overjoyed to hear a call that came in from Nora, I believe her name is from Canada. Nora, you touched my heart so deeply and I want you to know sister that I’m praying for you and I know God has some wonderful blessings that He will bless you with as you seek Him, as you get into His presence and get to know Him. He has…His Holy Spirit is actually wooing you and He will give you great understanding. I would love to communicate with you and just to inspire you to read your Bible and just to be a source of some resources for you. So, if you’re on Facebook, just go to the school of prayer or Facebook FACC School of Prayer. Leave a message your email address on there and I will send you some resources. And sister I pray shalom over you, God’s wholeness, fullness, completeness. His perfectness, peace, prosperity, soundness of mind, heart, spirit, and soul, His tranquility, harmony, His rest. Rest in Him my sister. He loves you. His safety, welfare, and His good health. All this was paid for by Christ Jesus. I love you. Be encouraged. You have some wonderful days ahead of you. God will speak His purposes and dreams into you through His Holy Spirit. God bless you.

Hi Daily Bible folks. I’m a new member, just started in January, 1st of the year, really enjoying the Daily Bible. I do have a prayer request for my wife who’s just had a full hip replacement, a right hip. And she is suffering through quite a bit of pain. And we would appreciate the team praying for her. And she’ll be coming home tomorrow. She is being discharged from the rehabilitation center. Yeah, it’s still going to be quite a bit of pain connected with the hip replacement. And those of you who have had it will know that, obviously, there’s a lot of healing that has to take place. Appreciate all the prayers that you could give us. And again, this is Jeff R. My wife’s name is Judy Ann R. And we look forward to listening to the program every day. Thank you very much for your prayers. And God bless everyone. In Jesus’ precious name, we pray. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. My name is Susie in Savannah. I just wanted to call and say that I’m new to the Daily Audio Bible. I just started listening this past January 2018 and I am so impressed and humbled and thankful for all of you and especially for Brian Hardin and for Jill and for all the work and all your staff that go into this daily reading of God’s living and breathing word. You truly do make a difference. So, kudos to you for doing this. I know that it’s a lot of work. I know it’s a labor of love to you and that you show that love to us. It shines through in your voices. So, thank you so much. You have made a tremendous difference in my life. And I just wanted to say that I really appreciate Blind Tony who calls in with his beautiful poems. I am part of a group that prays in front of the abortion clinic here in Savannah and I use his poems as part of the outreach on the sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic. I read them out loud to the women as their going into the abortion clinic and they touch the women’s heart. And, so, I wanted to let Tony know that. So, keep up with those beautiful poems. Brian keep up the reading. And Jill, when you fill in for him, I’m so excited to hear your voice and hear about the More Gathering. I hope I can come someday. But mostly I wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you, so much for what you do and thank you to the Daily Audio Bible family.

Hello this is Teresa from Florida. I’m a new listener, well starting this year. Calling in earlier in January for some prayer requests for my husband who is was having an affair and was wanting to leave. I want to thank all of you for the prayers and to let you know that the affair has ended and we are now together. We are still struggling day by day, but we are going to make it. Working through the power of Christ and prayer we’re going to make it. We’re still struggling financially, struggling with my family, his family is not here and that just distresses him greatly and my family has a lot of problems. But pray for our continued love for each other, for our family, for our marriage. And that, you know, I want to thank you and I want to praise God for answering my prayers and for keeping my marriage together. And he is not a believer but I stand strong in the belief that he will be. He will come to it with God’s love and your prayers and my prayers and my love. And I just want to thank you. And I want to thank you Brian. And may God bless you and continue to prosper this ministry. Thank you.