The 40 Day, 40 Night Challenge - Day 28

Identity.

Today's Reading:

Genesis 1:27

Jeremiah 1:5

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Colossians 3:1-3

Who are you? Are you a sign that you belong to the world or to him? It is hard for people to answer what do you worship. Because almost no one would say, my body, car, house, title etc. but if I say what are you afraid of losing it makes it a bit easier. I am afraid of losing my beauty to age, or my car or position.

As a guy who once lost everything, I can tell you who I was. My car, my house, my job, my future or even who I was seen with. I was sick. In fact, so sick that when I lost it all in 1993, I actually cried when I had to sell my car. Wow, was I shallow. These were my idols.

I was lucky. I lost it all and God humbled me. I think still, my ego is my biggest fear. My job plays into this. People either love me or hate me. To stay sane I focus on the love part. But love can be addicting and it can easily make your head swell if you begin to buy your own press.

What is your fear and weakness? If I were Satan and wanted to trap you in something that you loved, where would I strike?

It is not something you conquer. It is like alcoholism, you live one day at a time as life can wrap you up and blindside you. You will never see it coming and maybe when you see it now, you don't even know how you got here.

We are commanded not to have false gods or worship idols but I think we do it all the time. I am convinced we are a society that is currently worshiping the Old Testament god Molock and we just don't know it. That is a deeper subject and one worth examining. But, in our own lives, what are those things that you just wouldn't risk losing.

If you knew by standing for what you believed would get you fired or cause you to lose X, would you speak? If what you KNEW God's law was against, would you be willing to take a stand and lose?

I believe we will face this test each in our own way. It may be a test or it may be life threatening, but each of us will face it.

God is looking to us for a SIGN that we are His people. We constantly ask Him for a sign. I think the tables have been turned. The Old Testament teaches us that even the Sabbath is A SIGN TO HIM that we are His people. How are you showing Him?

The only thing now, thank God, I am unwilling to lose, is my soul.

This puts me many times in very difficult positions, especially in the New York media circles. So be it. I have been purchased with His blood. That is too high of a price for me to squander. Besides, I have never been happier nor more at peace. It all comes from Him. May I be better today than I was yesterday at being a sign that I belong only to Him.

Question:

Where does your identity lie? Is it in how you look, or is it how you act? Is it how you talk, walk, run? Is it found in your job? Family? Relationships?

Application:

Today, choose this day whom you will serve. There will be a time coming when we all will have to give count of our days and whom we serve… What will your answer be?

MLK Pledge - #4:

Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.

Quote:

“Your real, new self (which is Christ's and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange?

The same principle holds, you know, for more everyday matters. Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

The principle runs through all life from top to bottom, Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else."

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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