Joshua 7:16-9:2, Luke 16:1-18, Psalms 82:1-8, Proverbs 13:2-3
Today is the 13th day of April, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you kind of in this post Easter glow. Sure, we can just treat it as another workday, we can just move back into the isolation that we’ve been feeling for the last month, but we’re not supposed to. Easter changed everything and let’s not let that fade so quickly back into the cares of this life. Let’s take the gratitude that we feel when Easter time comes. Let’s carry that forward into this week and allow that gratitude to shape the rest of this week. And let’s take the next step forward in the Scriptures and allow the word of God to wash into our lives and inform us for the days ahead. So, we’re reading the…from the English Standard version this week. And in the book of Joshua, we’ve seen the first battle, the battle of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down and then we saw the second battle in which a smaller amount of Israelite…Israelite fighting men went up to…to pursue this city Ai, and they turned and ran. And God informed Joshua that it was because envy and greed had entered the picture, and somebody had taken things from Jericho and hid them, and this was forbidden by the Lord. So, we’ll try to get that all sorted out. And that’s where we pick up the story. Joshua chapter 7 verse 16 through 9 verse 2 today.
Father, we thank You for Your word. And we thank You for bringing us into this new week. And we think back over the last several days moving through the Easter holiday and we don’t want to just move past it. We don’t want to just get things back to how they were as quickly as we can. We’ve been learning to observe disruptions or changes in our lives and look for You and Your kingdom in them. And, so, once again we take the time to be grateful, we take the time to be overwhelmed by Your love for us because when we do take this time and we do become fully aware, everything else in our lives begins to have context. And the things that pull us apart in a million different directions, we realize those entanglements aren’t necessarily necessary. And, so, we invite Your Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead to well up within us because this is what the Scriptures tell us has happened because of the resurrection. And what we need is eyes to see and ears to hear, to become aware of this. And that changes how we might live today and tomorrow and every other day for the rest of our lives for all of eternity. And, so, we stay with this and we linger in it and we ask that the season that we’ve just come through, that would be transformative, that it wasn’t just another Easter holiday, as interesting and different as it was, that we become aware that everything has changed and the more that we become aware of the shift the more that we can walk straight into all that You have for us in this life and all of the collaboration that we get to do as Your body on this earth as brothers and sisters throughout the world. Come Holy Spirit we pray into all of this. This is our prayer and we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
[singing starts] Oh tell me who can stand before me when I call on His great name? Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus we have the victory [sing stops]. Good morning DABBers this is Victorious Vanessa from Maryland and I just wanted to encourage you this morning, today is the 7th of April and as I sit in my car and put on my mask and get ready to put my gloves on to go in and help some people, I’m a respiratory therapist and them also 65 years old coming out of retirement. I just want to encourage you that God is faithful, He is not a man that He should lie. He says that no weapon formed against us will prosper and that we obey the instructions that are being given to us we don’t have any problems. So, look to God, look to the heels from which comith your help and your help comith from the Lord. He has not given us a Spirit of fear but with a sound mind He gives us the victory. I love you guys. Be careful, be safe because we win. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Hi Daily Audio Bible my name is Emily and today is April 7th. I just finished listening to today’s podcast and wanted to call in and pray for someone who I heard in the prayer request today. I did not hear a name, but they said that they were feeling very disappointed in themselves, overtaken by evil thoughts and I just wanted to call in and say that those evil thoughts are not from the Lord. I have been in such a time as that and in those times I had to cling second Timothy 1:7 which I encourage you to do and it says, “for God has given not given us a Spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” I encourage you to just repeat this to yourself every day. I encourage you to search God’s word every day because God’s word is truth. Your feelings are not truth, God’s word is. And the devil can fill us with so many lies and tell us that we can’t be in God’s presence and that God is angry with us, but they are just lies, and I want you to know that God is with you, God is watching over you, and God loves you and he will get you through this. And I pray in the name of Jesus Lord that You will give this person peace and joy amidst this desperate time Father that You will help them to grow in faith in this and they will seek You each day and know that they are loved by You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Hey Daily Audio Bible family this is John calling from Bethlehem Pennsylvania it’s 6th April just about 9 o’clock or so p.m. here in the evening after another day sheltering in place we’re being, you know, maybe physically distant from one another but not socially distant because we’ve got this amazing virtual community where we can come together. My call today is for three people, Brave from New Jersey who called in on the 2nd, for Adrian from Maryland who called on the 2nd, and for Carmen from Germany who also called in on the 2nd. So, first of all, Brave, I want you to know that in God, in Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit that you have everything. In Him you’re totally complete and your capacity to experience him increases through the removal of all the debris and clutter from your heart. You’re going through a lot right now. You’ve been through an abusive emotional relationship and I’m praying for you sister. I love you and I know that God has a special plan for you. Remember, you’re gonna go through this wilderness season, and Lord knows it sounds like you have for a long time, and out of it is going to come something just absolutely unimaginably beautiful. So, just hang in there, sister. I’m thinking of you. And then Adrian from Maryland, gosh, here’s what I have for you sister. God meets you in the stillness of your soul. It’s right there that He seeks to communion with you. In your message you said that you commune together with God. Oh my gosh, Adrian. That’s exactly…that’s exactly where the presence of God is, it’s your relationship with Him it’s not in your words. And it was beautiful. And lastly Carmen, thanks for the shout out. I love you sister. Family, I am praying for you, I love you, I appreciate you. Brian thank you and God bless you.
Hi Daily Audio Bible it’s Rebecca from Michigan and it’s April 7th. I wanted to thank Brian for reading Sneezing Jesus. I was reading along with you in my hard copy because I’ve got a book here and I sat down to read and while I’m not a big reader, but it made me want to read other books after this. But I like…I was…the thing that Maudie Thursday and I realized that was the time that Jesus was washing the feet of the disciples and I remember you talking about that in the book and how their feet was dirty and come from all grimy sections and how Peter didn’t want his feet washed and how Jesus said “you’ll want this”, basically. So, yeah, it’s like…I’m thinking our feet must be where…well nowadays we wear shoes and socks so they’re cleaner than they used to be. But I know they used to wear sandals and sometimes went barefooted, so your feet could’ve been all over. You could have been stepping in feces and all kinds of stuff and…but it’s like how God took the time to wash our feet and He took the time…He went to the cross because He knew that He was going there and…thank you Jesus for dying for us. Yeah. Thank you for reading that book. I really appreciate it a lot. It was really a blessing to me. It helped me see the Bible a little bit better and Jesus’ life. Bye.
This is Vicky from Des Moines I’m a first-time caller today is April 7th. I’m calling in response to a prayer request from an individual who didn’t leave a name, but the message can be heard at the 39 minute 42 second mark in the podcast. I just want that person to know that feeling disappointed in oneself and feeling as if God in angry at you are tricks the devil plays to keep you separated from God. You did the right thing by calling in for prayer. The Bible says where two or three are gathered in his name God is there. You have a whole Global Campfire family praying for you. Be encouraged because God isn’t angry with you. He loves you unconditionally. There’s nothing that can separate you from the love of God. He knows your heart and hears your prayers and blesses your obedience. When you feel weak, He is strong. He can soften your heart. He is your avenger and your defender. Darkness won’t win. Continue to pray and draw near to God and we pray for you as well.
Well good morning Daily Audio Bible community this is Diane Olive Brown saying shalom, shalom and putting my log on the fire and joining with all of you. And I just had to come again. I hope this will be allowed with my second time in the same day. It’s 2:23 AM, Tuesday…Wednesday, April the 8th, 2020. And I just heard a lady that was struggling with abuse from satanic rituals. Oh…my heart went out to you because, you know, I had abuse. I never was in satanic rituals, but my father was a…my first father, my birth father was very abusive and almost killed my mother twice. And, so, I just know…I know you can go down into a dark, dark, dark hole. And I want you to know that God hears you. When you can’t feel Him or see Him or have any confidence and you’re in this dark, dark, dark place He’s right there with you. He’s right there with you. When you can’t see His hand, trust His heart. On this Easter week I’m praying for you my friend. I understand some of your pain, maybe not all of it, but shalom shalom. Shalom shalom.
Hi DAB family this is Liza calling from the East Coast. Today is Wednesday, April 8th and I wanted to pray for the woman who called in at the very end of the prayer requests who mentioned that she is just really struggling with the pain of the abuse and wondering if God is there with her in all of this. And I just wanted to let you know I’ll be praying for you. God is absolutely there with you and he loves you. He is there with you every step of the way. And I know that the pain is…is really hard but…but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and this will end. It will be better. On my end, I…I just want to pray for everyone who is cooped up at home and maybe not a very safe home environment. I know for me, when I was going through abuse when I was a kid, this would’ve been my worst nightmare, just being trapped at home. I felt like my only safe place was really going to school. And, so I’m just praying for all those, anyone whether you’re a child or an adult and you’re trapped in an unsafe environment at home. I just want to let you know I’m lifting you up in prayers, that God protect you, that God keeps you safe, both mentally and physically. And I just want to let you know that I will be praying extra for you because I can’t even imagine how hard it is for you right now. On my end I just also ask for some prayers about just staying sane in all of this and living alone. And, so, I just realized I’m probably not gonna get any kind of hug or any physical contact for a few more months. And, so, I’m just trying to find some positives in all of this. I pray for all of you. Thank you all so much for sending in your prayer requests and sharing your encouragement. Hope everyone has a great rest of your day.