Accused of preaching to the choir, Glenn tells the choir to 'get out of the loft'

About two weeks ago, Glenn was reading the Old Testament in the book of Jeremiah. Afraid of what he was reading, Glenn asked a rabbi for clarification.

"I was hoping that he would say 'no, you have it wrong.' I don’t," Glenn said.

What Glenn learned had him scrambling to share a warning to America that unless we change our ways and start acting differently, this time in history will be a black scar for our nation. Glenn made it clear the message won't come comfortably to most people, just as it was not comfortable for him.

"They say you’re preaching to the choir. I know that," Glenn told his studio audience on Thursday. "The choir has got to get out of the loft. This is different than where we have been before."

He then expounded what he'd learned from the ancient prophet and compared it to our day when facing things like the Iran nuclear deal, Planned Parenthood and other life verses death issues.

"Well, what is Jeremiah saying?" Glenn asked. "The first thing he says is you better stop listening to the liars."

Watch the clip or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: I just said to the audience I don’t know if this show is going to work for a lot of people. I’ve heard from people too that agree with me, but they say you’re preaching to the choir. I know that. I know that. But you know what, the choir has got to get out of the loft. The choir has got to get out of the loft. This is different than where we have been before. You don’t need to understand it anymore. I think we all understand it. Don’t we all understand it? You look at the things that happened just yesterday, and I got it, I got it. We’re in trouble, so now what do we do?

I am not a preacher, and I am not a guy — I am the worst guy to bring you this stuff, really. I mean, I’m the guy, if I would have been obedient, I would have been prepared for this time, but I was afraid of what I heard in my prayers. Read your Scriptures because you’re going to need them. I don’t want to need my Scriptures. I don’t want to need them. I like my life the way it was. I was afraid of what that meant. I didn’t know what it meant, but I think it means right now because I wish I knew these better than I do.

About two weeks ago I was praying what message do people need to hear? What do you want me to say? Because I don’t know what to say. I heard that I should read Jeremiah. I don’t like reading those guys because it never ends up well. There’s never really a happy ending. When I got to Jeremiah 7, it’s like you know how sometimes you read, and this God on fire. I’m like okay, this is it.

I call a Rabbi friend of mine in Jerusalem, and he said I can’t teach you Jeremiah. I said well, there’s two chapters that I really kind of need to know. He said well, what two chapters? Because only two chapters we are allowed as rabbis to teach to Gentiles because there’s only two chapters that apply. I said well, it’s 7 and 27. He said good news, those are the two I can teach you. I was hoping that he would say no, you have it wrong. I don’t.

I just wanted to take you through what it says because I think we’re at that point. When we cross that line with Israel, when we cross this line with Planned Parenthood, we just crossed it. We didn’t stop it. We gave them more money, okay? That will be remembered in history books. When they look at our demise, when they look at what’s happening and what we did when we found out about it, that’s going to be a black scar. We gave them more money.

When we had a chance to stand with Israel next week, history books will remember us as people who chose death, chose death over life. This is the point where God is talking to Jeremiah, and Jeremiah is like okay, so what do you want me to say? God’s pissed. I don’t know if that’s the way a preacher would say it, but God was this. He says okay, let me tell you what to tell them. You better amend your ways and change everything that you do right now. You go tell them that, Jeremiah.

Oh wait, I’ve got a few other things. You tell them to amend their ways and change their doings, and then if they do, I will let them dwell here. Now, I happen to believe, my faith teaches me that this is a sacred land. This is one thing that’s different in my faith from other Christians. We believe that this is a sacred place, that the Constitution was divinely inspired, and this land is sacred. Our faith, my faith, teaches that if we go awry, God will take His mighty arm, and He will wipe it clean because this land is sacred, and it will not be defiled. It’s like a temple.

Well, what is Jeremiah saying? The first thing he says is you better stop listening to the liars, the liars that are telling you the temple, the temple, the temple. He says it three times, the temple, the temple, the temple. What does that mean? Lots of stuff about their rituals and everything else, but basically for us what it means is stop listening to the people who say we’re America, it’ll always be this way. There’s not going to be a problem, our money will always be worth something. It will always be like this.

God’s saying stop listening to the liars .

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If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Our police officers are called racists, killers, and murderers even if all the evidence suggests the opposite is true. With the bodycam footage and information we have so far, it looks like the Columbus, Ohio, police officer involved in the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant "is a hero," Glenn Beck said.

On the radio program, Glenn, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the fatal shooting of the 16-year-old who appeared to be about to stab another girl when the officer shot her. They agreed that the officer arrived at an extremely chaotic scene, and within seconds was able to identify the threat and react. But that hasn't prevented the Left from demonizing him — like LeBron James tweeting the officer's photo and saying "you're next."

Glenn went on to say it's time for the Fraternal Order of Police to stand with its officers and for Columbus police temporarily to walk from the job to show the Left and the media unity for the officer currently under investigation.

"I want you to either call or maybe you tweet today, 'Police we support you. I stand with the police. #Istandwiththepolice.' Our police are under attack," Glenn stated.

"And let me tell you something, police officers, if you are a racist and you're out shooting people, I will be the first to come and say, 'put that guy in prison' ... but the vast majority of police officers are good and competent," he continued. "And they're doing their best. And they're risking their lives for us. I stand with the police!"

"Make sure you let your local police officers know that," Glenn added. "And FOP, I'm telling you, you have to do a strike in some of these cities, and Columbus would be a really good place to do it. ... You have got to send a message to the media and everyone else. One day without police in one of these cities and you see what happens. You don't want the police? You want to 'reimagine' the police? Go ahead! Until the White House stops this nonsense, walk."

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A shocking report from Yahoo News recently exposed a covert operation to track Americans' social media posts for "inflammatory" content — carried out by the U.S. Postal Service.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere broke down what we know about the USPS' surveillance effort, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (or iCOP), and the role it plays in providing other federal agencies with information on "right-wing leaning" accounts, among other data, and asked: Who exactly authorized the U.S. Postal Service to monitor the internet?

"It was found out yesterday and released in a story by Yahoo News, the United States Postal Service is apparently tracking social media posts as part of a clandestine program, searching for inflammatory messages," Glenn began. "Wait, the Postal Service has a clandestine operation going on?"

Glenn read highlights from the Yahoo report, noting that iCOP has quietly had analysts combing through various social media sites, particularly those considered "right-wing leaning," looking for "inflammatory" postings and then sharing information with other government agencies.

"The Postal Service is now spying on you. But no big deal, right?" Glenn added sarcastically.

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