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July 10th, 2020

Grand things are happening! The Truth Barista Podcast has moved to the High Beam Ministry website right here -->

DON'T WORRY! Past episodes will remain here until we add them to the new site. So enjoy!

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Jesus, Our Firstborn Elder Brother (pt. 3)

July 3rd, 2020

WOW! THIS IS MIND-BLOWING! Okay, all this stuff about firstborns and their profound role in ancient societies is eye-opening, right? But this applies to Israel as a NATION as well! God called Israel his firstborn son, "And you will say to Pharaoh: This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son" (Genesis 4:22). Therefore, firstborn son status, rights, and responsibilities apply to the nation of Israel among their sibling nations. Imagine what that means! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. Jesus is also a firstborn son. Therefore, both Israel and Jesus share the unique status as a God-birthed firstborn son. WOW!

Note: Please pardon the Truth Barista for misspeaking. Jacob did not emerge first at birth, Esau did. 24 When her time came to give birth, there were indeed twins in her womb. 25 The first one came out red-looking, covered with hair like a fur coat, and they named him Esau. 26 After this, his brother came out grasping Esau’s heel with his hand. So he was named Jacob (Gen. 25:24-26a). Thanks!

Jesus, Our Firstborn Elder Brother (pt. 2)

June 26th, 2020

Jay the Truth Barista unpacks EVEN MORE about the biblical firstborn! In this podcast, Jay and Amazing Larry explore the "Birthright" and the "Blessing" and why it is so important for the firstborn elder son to have them. By understanding the elder brother's birthright and blessing, we get great insights into famous first and second-born brothers and their conflicts as the Bible texts fall open with fresh insights!

Jesus, Our Firstborn Elder Brother (pt. 1)

June 22nd, 2020

Most of us know how important firstborn children are to their parents, especially firstborn sons to their dads. They are the pioneers, the "guinea pigs" for the new parents, the dominant child that often pushes their siblings around because "they know best," right? This is nothing new. From the very beginning (see Genesis 1-2) firstborn status is critical for understanding ancient Israelite culture, God's sovereign choices, and Jesus' role in God's family as our "firstborn, elder brother." After this series, you will never see the role of the firstborn son the same way!

Are We In The End Times? Markers and Signs, pt 5

June 12th, 2020

At last! The final episode which reveals and sums up the markers of God's prophetic End Times plan first revealed through Daniel and affirmed by Jesus. Jesus' End Times talk in Matthew 24 (also Mark 13 and Luke 21) touches on the simple and clear markers that signal the final countdown to His return. Two major markers have already occurred: 1) Israel becoming a nation in 1948 and 2) Jerusalem coming back under Jewish rule in 1967. A confirming sign is the repopulation of Israel's land as multitudes of Jews have returned home and are still returning. We are definitely in the prophetic "pipeline!" But there are still a few stunning markers yet to occur! Are you watching Jerusalem? Are you ready?

Are We In The End Times? Markers and Signs, pt 4

June 8th, 2020

Why don't many pastors preach about the biblical End Times? In truth, the topic is NOT SAFE! It takes time and training to educate oneself about eschatology. And even if a pastor does so, preaching on the End Times is a minefield of discussion and dispute and that is a fearful thing to a pastor whose main goal is to maintain peace. The topic itself is a SCARY topic about an UNSAFE and INSECURE time for God's people. Yes, God wins, but turmoil and persecution are promised for His people! Jay the Truth Barista shares MARKERS and SIGNS to help us understand whether we're in the End Times or not without the fear factor!

Are We In The End Times? Markers and Signs, pt 3

May 29th, 2020

God IS going to establish His Kingdom on earth. How do we know that? The Lord clearly revealed it to Daniel in a couple of revelations over his lifetime. He revealed to Daniel a succession of human kingdoms on earth, three of which are easily identified and a 4th whose identity is in dispute. These kingdoms HAVE come to pass and one of them is going to reappear in the End Times to create havoc on earth. These four kingdoms are big "markers" along the path of God's prophetic revelation. But there are other significant markers, one of which is revealed in this episode - the Tamid or Daily sacrifice. Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry take a dive into Daniel's 7th and 8th chapter to look at God's unfolding End Times revelation. Are you ready to dive deeper?

Are We In The End Times? Markers and Signs, pt 2

May 22nd, 2020

Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry continue their Friday Bible study on the question, "Are We In The End Times?" Jay and Larry begin their identification of God's End Time "markers" with the Book of Daniel. You CAN'T understand Jesus' End Times teachings (or major parts of Revelation) if you don't understand Daniel's prophecies. ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?

Are We In The End Times? Markers and Signs, pt 1

May 15th, 2020

What with worldwide pestilences, wars, saber-rattling between China and the U.S., food shortages, and the very real risk of global famine...why you'd think it was TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It)! Many people think so and they may be right. BUT, signs are not what we should be looking for. We should be looking for SPECIFIC MARKERS. Daniel gave us specific markers to clearly indicate the time of the End and Jesus affirmed them. Jay the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry go through the sure markers and the signs that surround them. This 3-part discussion will blow you away!

When God Draws His Sword on You (Joshua 5:13-6:5)

May 8th, 2020

You know about Joshua and Jericho, right? Well, here's a fascinating take on what leads up to the Jericho conquest. Joshua is on a reconnaissance mission in the middle of the night. And SUDDENLY a figure looms out of the darkness with a drawn sword! What does this mean? Why would this figure have a sword pointed at Joshua? Perhaps it was to make sure Joshua knew who was in charge? Knowing God as Commander-in-Chief is crucial for us to interact with Him, know what he wants us to do, and how to do it. It also has a profound application for person-to-person relationships among Yeshua's people, especially in times of conflict.

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