Restoring Courage Recap Part 2

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Following Dr. Evans’s stirring speech, more leaders of faith joined Glenn and David Barton to share their tales of inspiration and love.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin spoke at length about courage and love. “I am overwhelmed by the presence this evening of so many of our Christian brothers and sisters united with us by their great love for Israel,” Riskin said as he opened his speech.

Rabbi Riskin discussed many things, among them the difference between courage and strength. Riskin said that while “strength” revels in power, “courage” reaches out in love. “Indeed, Courage begets and demands love; the very Hebrew word for love Ahava, derives from the root verb HAV which means to give,” Riskin explained.

“To give to and to love someone who is like yourself is only an extension of loving yourself; that is merely the self aggrandizement of strength not the self sacrifice of courage. To love someone who is different from you, who disagrees with you, who may be weaker or stronger than you, smarter or stupider than you, of a different color or different ethnic background from you – that requires courage, the courage to applaud and love difference, otherness,” he continued.

Riskin was happy to see so many Christians standing with the Jewish people and with Israel at the Restoring Courage event.

“Despite the fact that we are different, that we are Jews and not Christians that we accept Jesus as a Jewish teacher but not as a messiah or a god. You have the courage to stand together with us we feel your heart, we respond to your love, especially in our time of need even today as rockets and missiles and grads are falling on the Southern part of Israel. The love relationship between us proves the amazing power of love of God – sent love to all of his children and it is one of the great miracles of our very fateful and glorious times,” Riskin told the audience.

Pastor Tom Mullins also spoke, focusing on the charity of God’s divine love. He told the story of Nehemiah, who while living in exile received word that Jerusalem had been laid to ruins. After fasting and prayer, Nehemiah did the impossible and led people to restore the Holy City in just fifty-two days!

“In just 52 days the impossible became possible. The gates and walls of the city were rebuilt! Even their enemies couldn’t help but see God’s hand upon them. One man’s compassion fueled a dream of great possibility. One man’s compassion united a nation. One man’s compassion brought a people back to God. When the compassion of God’s love flows through us, we are compelled to make a difference with our lives.”

“Together, may we be filled with the same compassion as Nehemiah – driven to our knees in prayer and committed to make a difference. Together, may we stand to honor the covenants of God with great conviction and charity, unwilling to shrink back from our duty,” Mullins said.

The final guest speaker was Pastor John Hagee, a man of faith who has come under attack in the United States but has remained a firm proponent of Israel. Pastor Hagee’s speech, which encouraged audience members to declare themselves as Israelis, moved people to cheers as well as tears.

“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Israel,” Hagee told the crowd. “Therefore as a free man, I take pride in the words – I am an Israeli.”

“Israel’s fight is our fight. If a line has to be drawn, then let it be drawn around both of us – Christians and Jews, Americans and Israelis. We are one, we are united, and we will not be discouraged and we will not be defeated,” he told the audience.

By the time Pastor Hagee left the stage, the crowd was proudly standing on their feet.

As Glenn returned to the stage to close out the program, he again called for the people around the world to stand with Israel. He also asked the Israeli people to know that while the governments of the world may not be standing with their country, the people of the world were. “We are not our governments. We stand with you.”

Glenn then brought participants from throughout the show to make a declaration of courage, love, and support. He said that he would soon be calling on people around the world to make a similar declaration.

As Vernessa Mitchell again dazzled the crowd with a her powerful vocals, a dramatic fireworks display lit up the amphitheater and the coastline, bringing the first night of events to a dramatic end.

Tomorrow, join Glenn, Dr. Mike Evans, and others for the second Restoring Courage event, The Courage to Remember. The event will air on GBTV LIVE at 1:00pm ET, and be rebroadcast at 8:00pm ET! Sign up here!

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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