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123: He Experienced a Prophetic Dream: Could May 1, 2020, Be a Pivotal Moment for the Coronavirus (And the American Economy)? — Matt Peterson

123: He Experienced a Prophetic Dream: Could May 1, 2020, Be a Pivotal Moment for the Coronavirus (And the American Economy)? — Matt Peterson

April 8, 2020

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On March 16, 2020, Matt Peterson experienced a prophetic dream — he encountered fearsome Chinese Foo Dogs (Chinese Guardian Lions) and bled profusely from his right wrist.

A former telecommunications officer with the federal government and now a pastor in North Carolina, Matt Peterson has sought the Lord for interpretation and insight. He’s advising May 1 could be a pivotal inflection point for the global pandemic (and the American economy) … if we contend in prayer and process with God.

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A personal note — Brian Del Turco here. I’d like to share a note, and I know that Matt Peterson would agree. Even more important than dates and the understandable concern to see this struggle end, a more significant focus is, “Lord, what are you asking of me during this time. In what ways can I change?”

And another question: “Lord, in what ways are you asking your Church to change?” Our leading focus should be on transformation … personally and together with other Christ-Followers. The Society of Jesus can then please the Lord and more powerfully influence the Society-at-Large.

Related episodes:

Coronavirus Prophecies — Could They Be True? Plus, Spirit Is Greater Than Matter (Episode #117)

Be Absolutely Fearless About the Coronavirus Like Jesus (Episode #115)

 

114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson

114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson

February 26, 2020

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Does it seem that more people are starting to think that Jesus was a socialist? Seems that way. But was he? We continue with our special guest, Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may be startled if you take a thoughtful look at the Gospels in the New Testament. The teaching of Jesus in the Parable of the Talents will confront you, infuse hope, and wake you. You can catch Part 1 of this conversation in episode #112.

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112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson

112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson

February 19, 2020

Hate it or love it, you'll want to spread the word on this one -- Bernie (Sanders) Vs. Christ, the Capitalist. Our special guest is Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may find this a little provocative. Does the Garden of Eden inform our experience in Christ? Are we designed as Vice-Regents ... to reign on God's behalf? And can we access this in Christ?

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111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

February 13, 2020

"Please don't speak about the Holy Spirit." That's what some American churches and a publisher told Iranian women who spent time in prison for their faith. And yet, their story is that the Holy Spirit was vital to their experience. Why do so many North American Christians have a "theological cognitive bias" against a full-spectrum, present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit ... the Holy Spirit we witness in the New Testament?

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108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot

108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot

January 27, 2020

As a developing Christ-follower, one of the most potent dynamics we can experience is a Story Meld with our Creator -- our Life Story fusing with the God Story. And all of this is woven in our Relational Venture with Christ! Special guest JCL Faltot hosts this Godspeed episode (swift, tight, and right!)

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099: Bonus Thoughts (Pt 2): A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

099: Bonus Thoughts (Pt 2): A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

November 6, 2019

Bonus thoughts -- this is the 2nd part of our important dialogue with Trinity Harris-Clark. Listen to the 1st part in episode 095.

Trinity Harrison-Clark says that Jesus Christ has transformed her worldview and given her enthusiasm to create real change with today's college students. Are young adults experiencing the dimensions of what Jesus offers? You may be surprised by this conversation. Matt Raines joins us for Kingdom Color Commentary. Plus we have an audio segment from N.T. Wright, world-renowned New Testament scholar.

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095: A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

095: A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark

October 17, 2019

Trinity Harrison-Clark says that Jesus Christ has transformed her worldview and given her enthusiasm to create real change with today's college students. Are young adults experiencing the dimensions of what Jesus offers? You may be surprised by this conversation. Matt Raines joins us for Kingdom Color Commentary. Plus we have an audio segment from N.T. Wright, world-renowned New Testament scholar

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093: Jesus Is the Ultimate Educator: Keep Graduating — Denver Daniel

093: Jesus Is the Ultimate Educator: Keep Graduating — Denver Daniel

October 1, 2019

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Jesus is the Master of Molecules, the most brilliant person to walk the planet. He is the Ultimate Educator -- the true Mastermind. Authentically coming to Jesus is to unlearn ... so that we can truly learn from him. And learning from Jesus is ultimate human development. He knows how life works best. Right here. Right now. And yet, is the world system out-teaching the Body of Christ?

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068: Ohio Heartbeat Bill … Jesus-Followers Carry Resurrection Life - Janet Porter

068: Ohio Heartbeat Bill … Jesus-Followers Carry Resurrection Life - Janet Porter

April 23, 2019

Janet Porter is a seasoned warrior in the movement to protect the lives of babies. The Ohio state motto is, "With God, All Things Are Possible." Through an indefatigable faith, Janet has been a "Possibility" Point Person in launching the nation's first "heartbeat bill" in February, 2011. After an 8-year faith odyssey, Ohio became the 6th state in the nation to pass and sign a heartbeat bill (April, 2019) -- a baby cannot be aborted if a heartbeat is detected. There are presently 15 states in the heartbeat bill movement. Janet's question: Will Christ-Followers be confined to the "Church Ghetto?" Or will they reshape society as salt and light ... releasing the life of Jesus?

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064: Godspeed! // Understanding Pneumagraphics, Psychographics, and Demographics Can Transform Towns and Cities

064: Godspeed! // Understanding Pneumagraphics, Psychographics, and Demographics Can Transform Towns and Cities

April 4, 2019

Welcome to Godspeed! ... punchy, bite-sized tinysodes from Jesus Smart. This is episode #64. Everybody knows about demographics. Housing, economics, politics, business, crime, education, family life, and so on. We get "news" of demographics every day. People in the know also talk about psychographics ... the mentality and emotional life of people, whether in rural settings, communities, towns, or cities. Psychographics shapes demographics. Those who develop in Christ and form a Kingdom worldview know that there's an even higher level. Pneumagraphics is on top of everything -- shaping psychographics which shapes demographics. This is the level of revelation, understanding, higher thinking, prayer, spiritual gifts, the Word, and somehow teaching everyone all that Jesus commanded. Understanding this framework can transform everything.

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