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The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 2:1-9 - Haggai‘s Third Message

7 days ago

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 2:1-9 - Haggai's Third Message Plenteous Redemption Podcast    Haggai 2:1-9 (KJV) In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying, Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts: According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.    Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

Interview | Pastor Joel Logan

Friday Oct 08, 2021

https://tbc.sc/Interview With A Bible Believer | Pastor Joel Logan Plenteous Redemption Podcast   Joel Logan is the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. To learn more about him and his ministry please see the links below.   Tabernacle Baptist Church: Home | Tabernacle Baptist Church (tbc.sc) Tabernacle On YouTube: Tabernacle Baptist Church - Greenville, SC - YouTube WTBI Rabio: WTBI Joel Logan Sermons: All Sermons | Tabernacle Baptist Church (sermonaudio.com)   Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - I Am With You

Monday Oct 04, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - I am With You Plenteous Redemption PodcastHaggai 1:12-15 (KJV) Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD. Then spake Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD. And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.  The Desire of any child of God is to approach life with the presence of the Lord. The Lord promised he would never leave us nor forsake us, but that has not stopped his people from leaving him when the situation appears convenient. In the moment, our selfish desires override our desire for the presence of the true and living God.  Our motive in these instances is to have our sin and the Lord also. Living this way demonstrates the unstable manner of a double-minded man. When we set out in life to please our flesh, we do so at the expense of pleasing God. The two are diametrically opposed one to the other. We can either walk in light or darkness, in the Spirit or the flesh - but we cannot have it both ways. When we live in obedience to God’s word we find ourselves walking in light and truth, this is pleasing to God. The Lord’s response is: “I am with you.” But our disobedience serves as our rejection of God’s help, his presence, and we may even encourage him to set himself against us. We want to avoid this at all costs. Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

Abstract Of Christian Philosophy | Truth & Holiness

Friday Oct 01, 2021

Abstract Of Christian Philosophy | Truth & Holiness Plenteous Redemption Podcast  Pilate, a learned man in his day, stood before Truth incarnate and asked: “What is truth?” AChristian hunger for truth should be satiated daily by a steady diet thereof. Our pursuit of truthplaces us in endless intimate acquaintance that cannot be valued. Jesus said he is the truth. Healso said his Father’s word is truth. Thus our proximity to truth is directly proportional to ourrelationship with Christ and his word. All matters then should be accepted or rejected basedupon their compliant relationship with God’s word. We should be ready and willing to follow thetruth wherever it takes us and thereby reject error at every turn. Our willingness to follow truthmust then be coupled with a willingness to obey that truth. A deep desire for truth must be more than the gratification of our curiosity. Gratification can bemeted out in truth or error. Simply seeking personal contentment is distracting rather thanedifying. Truth and falsehood are antithetical, but that fact is not always so clearly realized in themoment. Just as wheat grows alongside the tares, so do truth and falsehood grow together. Thevery nature of the existence of truth requires there also to be error. One way must be right,thereby requiring another way to be erroneous. Thus our gratification may easily be fulfilled bysome admixture of truth and falsehood. The reality we must face is that truth may not provideany gratification at all; indeed it may be an hard saying difficult to receive. We must conditionour hearts and minds to accept truth and reject error, even when the realization thereof isdifficult. Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - The Remnant Of The People

Monday Sep 27, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - The Remnant Of The People Plenteous Redemption Podcast Twice in our passage, the Lord refers to a remnant of the people. This idea of a remnant holds great importance in the word of God. It is a term that needs to be understood and also must be rightly divided. Its application can be seen when referring to both the nation of Israel and the body of Christ. While they infer similar ideas, that the reality is only a small number of people will enter the body of Christ and only a small number of Jews will remain faithful to the Lord, one must be clear when using the term.  Tracing this idea through the word of God is interesting, instructive, and to some extent discouraging. It highlights the fact the mercy of God is rarely received. In terms of the body of Christ, it informs us that Christ died for the sins of the world, but few will be saved. God did not intend things to be this way; the Lord commandeth that all men everywhere repent, but man is not keen on receiving commandments from God. Man’s attitude of rebellion is further exacerbated by failure on behalf of the Jewish remnant and the remnant that belongs in the body of Christ. The Lord said - they have not the knowledge of God  I speak this to your shame. An unwillingness to repent is one factor; having never heard of their need to repent because those with the message fail to deliver it is quite another factor.  While God’s remnants are defined by their willingness to cleave to him and cling to his word, somehow, there exists a perpetual failure to take that word to the nations. It is wonderful to be counted among this identity, but it is heartbreaking to also be among the slothful who refuse to labor in the fields white unto harvest. We have failed, but that does not prevent us from being his workmanship; he is faithful. And yet, despite the failure of this remnant, we, as a whole, are given individual responsibility. As such, we can rise above and be separated from the idle attitudes of the remnant. With this in mind, it is both a blessing and troublesome to be part of God’s remnant. While it details the fact of failure by those who trust God, it also describes the fact the Lord will not leave us comfortless. He will, in the end, accomplish his own will despite our inability or unwillingness to obey his word.  Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

Plenteous Redemption Ministry Update | September 2021

Saturday Sep 25, 2021

Plenteous Redemption Ministry Update | September 2021 Plenteous Redemption Podcast As we close out the month of September, we have many significant events to report. I will startthis update with the wonderful news concerning our churches. As of Wednesday, September, 22- President Museveni gave a speech updating the country regarding the looming Covid-19lockdown. He eased many restrictions, though the country remains in lockdown. The mostimportant of these changes - Religious institutions can now meet with 200 people or less. Weare also required to follow specific Standard Operating Procedures meant to help mitigate thespread of Covid during church meetings. We were both shocked and excited to hear the numbergo from zero to two hundred. Praise God for his goodness - we will meet together in our churchhouse this Sunday, September 26.   Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - Fear The Lord

Monday Sep 20, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - Fear The Lord  Plenteous Redemption Podcast Haggai 1:12-15 (KJV) Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD. Then spake Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD. And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.  In Judah’s repentance, there were a few key ingredients. First was their decisive obedience to God’s word. They had been rebellious, complacent, disobedient, but they repented of that attitude and made the decision to obey the word of God. But a significant factor in this decision was their sudden fear of the Lord. We should absolutely fear the Lord our God.  Bible truths are often downplayed or altered to be more favorable in our day. When modern-day disciples hear an hard saying from God’s word - they tend to rebuke God and try to set him straight. Rather than allowing the word of God to develop in man a healthy fear of the Lord, modern man expects the Lord to develop a healthy fear of man.  Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

Missiological Exploration | Missionary Deputation

Friday Sep 17, 2021

Missiological Exploration | Missionary Deputation  Plenteous Redemption Podcast Missiological Exploration | Missionary Deputation  Missionary Thomas Irvin & Missionary Keith StensaasFor many, once this dreadful word leaves one’s mouth, they begin to shutter in fear. Some may even start convulsing or looking for a safe space to hide. The awful word, deputation! In my own experience, I also had an irrational stigma implanted in my mind regarding deputation. But, I was genuinely ignorant on the subject, but I didn’t let my ignorance stop me from expressing my ideas regarding the realities of deputation. In the end, my ignorance, and my desire for relevant knowledge, allowed my wife and me to create a deputation process tailored to our needs.   As we venture into this conversation, the realities and the fears that surround deputation are further complicated. Deputation can seem intensely fearsome after more than one year of lockdowns, financial instability, social distancing, and political polarization (even with an apolitical institution such as the church). But isn’t that the purpose of the “new normal” - to create a perpetual state of fear? Deputation already comes with immense psychological pressure; that pressure is increased beyond measure in our current dispensation. First, many of the current concerns regarding deputation are naive ideas that are parroted without critical thought. Second, the use of Covid as a tool to polarize and control the world is nothing more than an excuse. Psychological distractions must be overcome through scriptural truth; we must trust God and take him at his word.  Ministry 127 Article:https://ministry127.com/missions/6-ideas-for-completing-deputation-in-18-months Missionary Keith Stensaas:Website: https://kstensaasfamily.com/  Always Abounding Podcast: https://anchor.fm/keith-stensaas/epis... Uganda Baptist Radio: https://ugandabaptistradio.com/  Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRe...   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousred...   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - The Proper Response To Bible Preaching

Monday Sep 13, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:12-15 - The Proper Response To Bible Preaching Plenteous Redemption Podcast Haggai was faithful to confront Judah with God’s word. Faithfulness of this sort greatly lackstoday in both the Christian and secular worlds. We have been forced into self-censorship by wayof conformity to the doctrines of tolerance and political correctness. Haggai did not allow theideological attitudes of his day to sway him; he was faithful to present God’s word - though itwas contrary to people’s daily lives. Furthermore, it was a most uncomfortable message topreach, but he was faithful and obedient to the Lord. Our responsibility today resembles this same order. We are to stand before the people anddeliver God’s word. Whether in Christendom or the secular world, it matters not. We are topreach the word - instant in season and out of season. Men may not like what is said, but thisprovides them the opportunity to be confronted by God’s word. This confrontation is essential tothe salvation of souls and the propagation of righteousness in the world. When those whohave the righteousness of Jesus Christ do not confront the world with his word, we facilitate thedirection of a nation that has no fear of God. In turn, God will at some point be forced tointervene by way of judgment. Otherwise, when God’s people are faithful to preach his word, and people are obedient to thatpreaching, God is pleased and joins himself to such a people or nation. The options are clear,receive God’s blessing through our obedience to his word or receive God’s judgment throughour disobedience to his word. In the book of Haggai, the people obeyed the voice of the Lord. But, throughout Judah's history, this was not always the case. Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

Abstract Of Christian Philosophy | The Intellectual Mind

Friday Sep 10, 2021

Abstract Of Christian Philosophy | The Intellectual Mind Plenteous Redemption Podcast   When speaking of intellectuals, I will refer to that of the Christian intellect unless otherwise noted. The Christian intellectual must be willing to pursue the truth, despite the implications of the attainment thereof. While consequences should be weighted, denial of the truth is not an acceptable option if the results do not favor the person. This function, or integrity, should exist in both the Christian and the secular worlds. As Christians, we are taught ideas through biblical doctrine that stems from our denominational background. Teaching and learning are staple elements of the Christian life. But problems arise when we fail to consider the ramifications of our doctrine when carried to their end. This is a significant problem both scripturally and philosophically; we just press on as though our assumptions have no ultimate consequence. We have shown ourselves to be a most incoherent people, but we have every reason to be most coherent.   Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-8 - Go Up

Monday Sep 06, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-8 - Go Up Plenteous Redemption Podcast Haggai 1:1-8 (KJV) In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. This passage establishes the idea that repentance, which is forsaking your views in exchange for God’s instruction, will both please and glorify the Lord. The most direct path to resolving our disobedience is to identify the Lord’s instruction regarding a matter and immediately do what is written in the word of God.  Frequently, in the Bible, our response to what God said coincides with the idea of “going up.” That is, in our state of disobedience, we have assumed a position at the bottom. And not in the sense of humility and lowliness, but rather in rebellion and obstinance.  That being said, there exist segments of societies that, at least superficially, enjoy being rebellious. They have decided this anti-God attitude, along with all its consequences, is their lot in life. This reality endures in varying degrees, from the lost soul who hates God to the carnal Christian satisfied with their carnality. It has become feasible to exist in this state of mind as the world around us labors exhaustively to remove the consequences of sin. In varying degrees, sin is made to appear wonderful, even going so far as to create philosophical ideas that identify the sinner as a victim. This victim mentality is intensified when the consequences of their sin are made manifest. The tension produces a continual battle in which the world around us departs harder and further from reality, hoping their departure therefrom will be inconsequential.   Their deliberate withdrawal from their God results in lives dominated by mass confusion, violence, crime, perversion, addiction, depression, and degradation. These are fully conscious agents who make choices, but their dreamy expectations are that these choices must come with no consequences. They are dumbfounded when they find this impossible. The Lord created the world so that righteousness (as God defines righteousness) is rewarded and unrighteousness ( as God defines unrighteousness) is painful. The Bible says: Proverbs 13:15 (KJV) Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.   Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

Abstract Of Christian Philosophy | The Art Of Christian Thought: Introduction

Friday Sep 03, 2021

Abstract Of Christian Philosophy | The Art Of Christian Thought: Introduction Plenteous Redemption Podcast Thinking is essential to our daily lives. And yet, the world around us is determined to createperpetual amusement that prevents critical thinking. In an attempt to be fair, I will not assumethe world’s entities that provide such intend to do so for malicious reasons. Financial gain canbe had for those who make the world more around us more convenient, and no activity can bemore taxing than thinking. Thus, as problem-solvers for profit, they place themselves in aposition to provide effortless thought. Better yet, as endless consumption is available, one willnot need to think at all. Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-2 - The Lord Of Hosts

Monday Aug 30, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-2 - The Lord Of Hosts Plenteous Redemption Podcast This passage establishes the idea that repentance, which is forsaking your views in exchange for God’s instruction, will both please and glorify the Lord. The most direct path to resolving our disobedience is to identify the Lord’s instruction regarding a matter and immediately do what is written in the word of God.    Frequently, in the Bible, our response to what God said coincides with the idea of “going up.” That is, in our state of disobedience, we have assumed a position at the bottom. And not in the sense of humility and lowliness, but rather in rebellion and obstinance.  That being said, there exist segments of societies that, at least superficially, enjoy being rebellious. They have decided this anti-God attitude, along with all its consequences, is their lot in life. This reality endures in varying degrees, from the lost soul who hates God to the carnal Christian satisfied with their carnality. It has become feasible to exist in this state of mind as the world around us labors exhaustively to remove the consequences of sin. In varying degrees, sin is made to appear wonderful, even going so far as to create philosophical ideas that identify the sinner as a victim. This victim mentality is intensified when the consequences of their sin are made manifest. The tension produces a continual battle in which the world around us departs harder and further from reality, hoping their departure therefrom will be inconsequential.   Their deliberate withdrawal from their God results in lives dominated by mass confusion, violence, crime, perversion, addiction, depression, and degradation. These are fully conscious agents who make choices, but their dreamy expectations are that these choices must come with no consequences. They are dumbfounded when they find this impossible. The Lord created the world so that righteousness (as God defines righteousness) is rewarded and unrighteousness ( as God defines unrighteousness) is painful. The Bible says: Proverbs 13:15 (KJV) Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.  Nevertheless, the world around us chooses to forgo good understanding in exchange for the way of the transgressor, but they become angry when they discover transgression naturally comes with repercussions. They believe themselves fighting against systemic problems within institutions when, in fact, they are fighting against the natural order of reality as established by God himself. Thus, self-destructive behavior patterns are those that individuals choose to live out in direct conflict with God’s word. The end result of these chosen lifestyles is plain to see for those who have a close relationship with the Bible. Still, for lives of autogenous rebellion - they deny agency and responsibility when it appears convenient to do so. Imagine a world in which the murderer, the thief, the liar, are all considered victims. The people they prey upon are just unfortunate by-standards of behavior that is beyond control. In a world of this sort, evil men and seducers comfortably wax worse and worse, consoled by the idea that they are the actual victims.  Well then, the Lord raised up men like myself to confront such ungodly ideas. Repentance is the solution. For the most part, you chose your current state of being; why not choose a different one? Choose a life that is in agreement with God’s word! Turn away from decisions that caused you to scrape along the bottom of society and choose instead to move in the direction of upward mobility. In the Bible, the idea of abandoning our current state of disobedience in exchange for obedience to God’s word is regarded as “going up.” But this upward mobility does not come easy; consistency is required, but it is no less complex than staying where we are. The significant difference is the reward that comes when we know our upward trek through obedience, pleases God, and gives him glory! Haggai 1:7-8 (KJV) Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.  The Lord ends this passage with clear instruction, which will lead his people to please and glorify the Lord. If we were to keep our relationship with God this simple, imagine what we could accomplish spiritually. Just read your Bible, find some clear instruction, and do that - the result will be God is pleased and glorified. Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

Plenteous Redemption Ministry Update | August 2021

Friday Aug 27, 2021

Plenteous Redemption Ministry Update | August 2021 Plenteous Redemption Podcast Welcome back to the Plenteous Redemption Podcast; I am excited to bring you another ministry update. August flew by faster than any month I can recall. It seems to us that we blinked, and it was nearly over. It has had its up’s and down’s - many of which I hope to discuss briefly here with you. I start this debrief with news we discovered toward the end of the month. Kristin came to me with tears of joy in her eyes, as the second pregnancy test revealed a very strong positive indication. Our first experience with Bethany was and has been an absolute joy. She has such a fun and intelligent personality. Kristin has been an excellent example of the sacrifice required of mothers to raise a healthy, happy, and disciplined child. Kristin found a midwife currently in Uganda from the UK. She has twenty-plus years of experience, and she can facilitate a home birth legally in Uganda. We are hoping to meet with the midwife in Kampala in the next week or so; Lord willing, we can begin the process of preparation for the birth of our second child.  Many of you may have heard me remark how open and receptive Ugandan’s are to the gospel. The aspect of their culture that makes preaching the gospel such a delight in Uganda is that despite their beliefs, they believe the Bible is God’s word. As such, reasoning from the scriptures is meaningful. A knowledgeable evangelist can help most Ugandan’s walk through the gospel logically, from the word of God. Suppose the lost Ugandan offers an unbiblical rebuttal, but the evangelist can demonstrate it to be so in scripture. In that case, the Ugandan is highly likely to agree with the Bible over their own opinions. This reality greatly transforms the nature of witnessing in Uganda! Friday, August 27th - we will establish public ministry here in Masaka. We had plans for this to start back in June on the tails of a wonderful Tri-Annual Bible Institute on witnessing and discipleship. Also, in June of 2021, we had plans to hold a Bible Conference that further detailed the idea of public ministry. All of which was placed on hold as Uganda went back into lockdown due to a phobia-type fear of Covid-19. During the lockdown and in the aftermath of the original lockdown, churches have not been allowed to meet. We opted not to go forward with public ministry until the overwhelming fear unnecessarily forced upon the people had subsided.  In August, the Plenteous Redemption Podcast passed the ten-thousand download mark, with sixty-eight episodes uploaded. I am very thankful to those of you who listen to my ramblings and engage me in conversation. My hope is that they encourage Christians to think deeply about the troubles we face and that our strict adherence to the word of God is always the solution. To wrap up, I am excited to bring you another segment on cultural appropriation. I decided to bring this one late into the month. I was sitting in a restaurant with a few Ugandan brethren when amazed by a news program. The headline - Ugandan Men Complain Of Being Beaten By Their Wives. I struggled to believe what I was seeing; they interviewed men who admitted that their wives were beating them on television. Now, Kristin is far from aggressive or violent, but I would hide if she were beating me and I saw the news coming. There is no chance in this world I would let the news publicize that my wife was beating me. Then, they showed videos of the beatings. It resembled more of a bully beating up a weakling than that of spouse abuse. It was one of the silliest things I have ever seen. Now, the women, for their part, claim the men are drunkards and that they are tired of them wasting their time and money on alcohol. Further proving that alcohol is no good thing, anywhere it is introduced, it tears families apart.  Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-5 - Then Came The Word Of The Lord

Monday Aug 23, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-5 - Then Came The Word Of The Lord  Plenteous Redemption Podcast Haggai 1:1-5 - In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.  A few weeks back we looked at the reality that Judah perfectly understood what God wanted them to accomplish. They were sent back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple, but now we find them in this state of indecision. The excuse they developed to justify this status was the idea that timing just wasn’t right to do what God so clearly asked of them. While in this state of indecision, they had no trouble taking care of themselves and building their own houses while God’s house lies waste. So God sends Haggai the prophet to address his people, and in doing so adds relevance to an idea I believe we need to address.  Many of God’s people the world over have been given this idea that they should not make a move in the direction of service to God until God sends them some external revelation informing them to do what they plainly know from scripture God wants them to accomplish. Without this special external revelation, they feel somehow hindered from moving forward in the Christian life. The plain commands from scripture no longer suffice as our final authority. Of course, we give ascent to the idea that scripture is our authority, but then we sit and wait for a feeling, a notion, a leading, peace about this or that, all the while allowing our actions to display a reality that is very different from our acknowledgments.  The book of Haggai informs us of the danger that comes from spiritual procrastination, especially when we blame God for doing so. Judah received clear instruction from God, they knew exactly what God wanted them to do, but they allowed adversity to prevent them. God had no reason to speak to them further until the work they were given was accomplished.  Instead of busying themselves with that work, they waited for a time that wasn’t coming, that is they desired further revelation from God that was unnecessary. As a result, “Then Came The Word Of The Lord.” Ten times in scripture, this exact phrase is used, and every time it’s used judgment follows.  Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

Missiological Exploration | Missionary Cooperation

Friday Aug 20, 2021

Missiological Exploration | Missionary Cooperation  Plenteous Redemption Podcast Ephesians 4:1-3 (KJV) I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  Many of life’s endeavors require cooperation. The American mindset once looked to the lone rangers among us as heroic. There was something intrepid about a man with an individualist and nonconformist approach to life. In the modern era, this has taken a turn in an odd direction. American society is infested with millennial rebels leading the charge as social media influencers. They blaze digital trails that surely shame the explorers of old. Don’t mistake their softness for weakness; upon exiting their bean-bag-adorned safe spaces, they are ready to take on the world. Well, they are at least prepared to take on Twitter, Facebook, Tik-Tok, you know - the digital world. These models of perpetual immaturity will someday lead our country; a few are now entering into public office of varying levels. Once there, they will apply their social media influencing experience to garner support for socialism, gender confusion, and sexual perversion.  With feeble psyches, this generation has been tossed to and fro by every wind of secular doctrine. Their tossings seem endless; somehow, they have entered a cyclone of perpetual madness. But how have the members of society who once looked at rugged individualism handled the outrageous ramblings of millennial maniacs? Well, primarily through inventive appeasement. It appears clear that prior generations have defaulted to waving the white flag; they essentially advertise their propensity for weakness. This amounts to willful neglect over many years, leading to amoral gender neutral creatures who demand not rights but luxuries such as Starbucks coffee, Apple Computers, and free College. This has produced the dreadful ingredients for a perfect storm, a weak society intermingled with nihilistic brats.  So what does this have to do with partnerships in missions? A Missionary is undoubtedly that rugged individualist who sets out to preach the gospel in the regions beyond. To be successful in this endeavor, the missionary must forsake all and leave for this foreign land. A land where people talk differently, think differently, eat differently, smell differently, and worship differently. The millennial aptitude for expressing unfounded opinions from a Macbook Air with anti-capitalist stickers on the front will struggle in this setting. An excellent way to cope with the culture shock and the immediate onset of confusion caused by the corrupt bureaucratic processes of a third-world nation is to have an experienced partner in the ministry.    No doubt some will complain the idea of missionary cooperation means the loss of that rugged individualism and pioneering spirit of prior missionary generations. You should have thought about that before giving your child an X-box and flooding their minds with television. But regardless of the presence of a pioneering spirit or no, the willingness of a missionary to leave their home country and labor to establish Bible-believing Christianity in a foreign land is admirable. American society and even American Christianity caused the problem of weak young people. We allowed the influx of collectivist ideologies to flood the minds of our children through the internet, television, contemporary music of varying sorts, and through the school systems. The existence of weakness is an unfortunate fact; the question going forward is how do we fix this without allowing the spread of the gospel to suffer?  I submit that missionary partnerships are a great way to accomplish this task. But, as in any area of cooperation, partnerships come with ups and downs - pros and cons. What are the limits of collaboration? How do the areas of responsibility get defined? What happens if the two cannot agree on some issue? These ideas will need to be addressed at some point and in some reasonable way. But the pros of starting a ministry under the guidance of an experienced missionary are tremendous. Navigating the visa process alone could require a degree in indigenous corruption. But one may assume they can hire a lawyer, not understanding the role of third-world lawyers in adding to the corruption. They will happily receive your money and leave you just as confused as you were when the process started. And what of cultural norms and taboos? What will happen in this new country of yours if you wave in a friendly American manner? What if you show someone the bottom of your feet? Have you considered what might happen if you extend your left hand for any purpose? Simple details we would never think to be problematic could stir up a large-scale riot.  Missionary partnerships are invaluable; the help gained through either short-term or long-term cooperation is worth the time and effort. In this broadcast, missionary Keith Stensaas and I will try and work out some details to consider in this area of missions.  Missionary Keith Stensaas:Website: https://kstensaasfamily.com/  Always Abounding Podcast: https://anchor.fm/keith-stensaas/episodes/Fighting-Giants-at-85-e12g9rb Uganda Baptist Radio: https://ugandabaptistradio.com/    Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast            

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-11 - Haggai‘s First Message

Monday Aug 16, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-11 - Haggai's First Message Plenteous Redemption Podcast Haggai 1:1-11 (KJV) In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.  The Lord gave Haggai five messages to preach to Judah. This first message dealt directly with the current state of the people. God deals with what they have been saying and doing, and then he demonstrates the consequences of this approach to life.  These people spent seventy years in captivity because they failed to worship God in accord with his word. When seventy years were accomplished, the Lord sent them back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and restore the faithful worship of their God. As we previously noted, they started strong only to lose motivation when trouble arose. Thus just a few years into their return, Judah descended back to the attitude of indifference that previously stirred God’s wrath. They were living as though Babylon was a distant memory and God’s wrath could not be stirred again. The Lord raised up Haggai to correct that error.  Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast    

The Cross & The Culture | Solzhenitsyn‘s Baptists

Friday Aug 13, 2021

The Cross & The Culture | Solzhenitsyn's Baptists Plenteous Redemption Podcast The Gulag Archipelago is a comprehensive volume which details the intricate connection between Marxist ideology and the evils of the Soviet system. Collectivist ideologies (Socialism, Marxism, Communism, and Nazi Germany) are the most oft-repeated and failed ideological systems the world has known. Rather than causing the working men to unite, they prove to be forms of societal torture. The extensive three-volume set of Solzhenitsyn’s book began with the release of “One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich.” In the words of Solzhenitsyn himself, the publication of this book caused a dam to break loose. Letters began to flood in detailing the experiences of the Soviet Union’s tormented citizens. An entire country was subject to Communism’s finest, and Solzhenitsyn was going to tell their horror stories. He became overwhelmed by their trust and vulnerability, which produced in him a personal duty to publish this information. Many of these letters came from people who were still subject to their tormentors. This collection of books came to be known, in format, as a work of Literary Investigation. The factual details of one life after another served to build a compelling case against the collectivist ideology that caused it all. Forced societal conformity began the misery; torture by cruel interrogation at the Lubyanka started the nightmare. From there, those who were arbitrarily arrested and convicted were taken to the Labor Camps, the Gulags. Some were given ten years, some were given twenty-five years for the crime of being subject to the Soviet Marxist system. Confessions were forced, or at the very least, coerced. Article 58 made the desire for a conviction easily attainable. Convicts of this sort were deemed enemies of the state and, therefore, political prisoners. Murderers and thieves were treated better than those dubbed political enemies. Under Collectivist systems, political persecution knows no boundaries. Any limitations that may exist are easily and deliberately overcome. To them, what is most important is maintaining the narrative, despite the damage such maintenance causes. The intentionally broad nature of Article 58 and the desire to uphold the narrative meant that people from all walks of life were implicated and imprisoned. Even the captors themselves came to be subject to the very abuse they once administered. Amongst this ever-expanding group was Solzhenitsyn’s Baptists. Plenteous Redemption Podcast: Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/          Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/       Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured     Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/     Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages      Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-2 - The Time Is Not Come

Monday Aug 09, 2021

The Book Of Haggai | Haggai 1:1-2 - The Time Is Not Come Plenteous Redemption Podcast   Haggai 1:1-2 - In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, [2] Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.   Procrastination is presented here as sinful. God’s people were living as though knowing to do right, and then not doing it was an acceptable proposition. Procrastination eventually turns into amnesia or at least willing ignorance. We elevate excuses to a level of importance equal to that of God’s word. Which then helps us institute selective amnesia, God will be forgotten. But the gratification of our immediate desires never seems to follow the same course.     We often justify our lack of service to Christ by way of noting a lack of active sinful activity in our lives. As though not committing murder or not robbing a bank were so commendable they require free passage to sainthood. We are given no insight into the moral life of Judah in the first chapter of Haggai, but the Lord rebukes their lack of service to him. He did not address idolatry, adultery, or murder. The trouble here was that God’s people were content to set God aside.    Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/         Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/      Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured    Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/    Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages      Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

The Cross & The Culture | America‘s Coming Gulags

Friday Aug 06, 2021

The Cross & The Culture | America's Coming Gulags Plenteous Redemption Podcast  I pray the ideas expressed here do not prove to be prophetic of America's future. What do we say of a country which votes in oppression? They invite captivity in exchange for a false sense of virtue. But collectivist propositions of this sort may prove more interesting than expected. Social justice, equality, and equity sound great until despots have made all equally desperate. How does one convince multiples of indoctrinated generations with cultish religious beliefs of the terror ahead? At the very least, let us begin here and now, despite the words taken up over past generations to quell this matter. Consider the multitude of lives lost in the name of Utopia. Lives will continue to be lost as men try and build paradise on earth without God. Paradise by way of political dominance prescribed by a ruling class of hypocritical cowards! I will not be an accessory to America's deadly direction - "give me liberty or give me death." But liberty I have, despite the dictates of rulers, I have been made free indeed.  Plenteous Redemption Podcast:Website: https://plenteousredemption.com/     Plenteous Redemption Podcast: https://www.plenteousredemption.media/    Plenteous Redemption YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlenteousRedemption/featured   Plenteous Redemption Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plenteousredemption/   Plenteous Redemption Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sireofages     Missionary Thomas IrvinPlenteous Redemption Podcast  

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Missionary Thomas Irvin

Born September 24, 1981, in Memphis, TN. I was few days and full of trouble. A stillborn child, I entered this world needing resuscitation. I grew up in Memphis, eventually joining the U.S. Air Force, I escaped the rebellious and the bad city.

I left for boot camp in 2002, by 2006 I was a civilian defense contractor in Saudi Arabia. October 2010 I was confronted with my sin and called on the name of the Lord. Romans 5:1-6 was instrumental in my salvation, after a tumultuous life I desired peace with God,

From there I took flight for Egypt where I had the privilege of fellowship with a godly missionary family who taught me to serve the Lord. From Egypt, I moved to Florida for the Bible Baptist Church of Deland. While in Bible school, I took one last defense contract in Afghanistan.

At Camp Leatherneck, I taught the Bible in the chapel weekly. Men from Uganda, Africa came regularly, they were wonderfully receptive. After returning to Florida, my wife and I would take a trip to Uganda, Africa. This is the place we would be ambassadors for Christ. 

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