Today’s Episode is for those who wish to start a podcast but have no idea as to what they need in order to accomplish this dream.
To start a podcast you need these five things:
An Internet Connection
You will need an internet connection in order to have your files available online. After recording and editing your audio files, you will have to upload them onto the internet. Your listeners will access your files via the internet.
A File Hosting Service
On the internet you files will not be float in the air. They will be located on particular place. You will have to find a place where you will keep you files. Some people use Soundcloud, or Dropbox but I use Archives.org. This is because I am a cheap skate and I try my best to reduce the cost for what I do. There are some paid services which offer most professional assistance like Bluehost, Squarespace and many more.
You will need a website. A website is a home for your podcast. This is where your audience will find show notes and many other things you have to offer. A website is place where your audience get to know more about you. You can begin with WordPress.com
A Recording Device
You will need to record your audio files and in order to accomplish that, you need a reliable audio recording device. You can use a USB Microphone like I do.
The USB Microphone plugs into your Computer and you are able to use your Digital Work Station to record and edit your audio. Get one on Amazon.com
When recording or after recording your audio files, you will need a computer in order to edit your audio and upload to the internet. If you are a traveling person I would recommend that you get yourself a laptop computer. For convenience Amazon.com has wide range of Laptops and Desktop Computers.
Today were talking about the Lord Jesus Christ. The text were reading is John 11:20 -26. We find Jesus attending a situation where Lazarus had died four days before. Martha comes to meet Him and cries out that if Jesus had been around Lazarus her brother would not have died. She also told Jesus that she know that God can do whatever Jesus asks of Him. Jesus ensures Martha that her brother shall live. Martha says that she believe that he will rise in the resurrection of the last day. In response Jesus make a very bold claim. He say, “I am the resurrection and the life.”
This was to make it clear to Martha that Jesus did not need to be permitted by the Father to raise the dead. Such power was already delegated to Him by the Father. Jesus proves that he is the essential principle and the source of all existence. Nobody can be raised from the dead apart from Him and no one can continue to life is it was not His will. Lazarus did need to wait for the last day to be raised. He could be raised right there and then, seeing Jesus had the power to unloose the bands of death. Jesus the raised Lazarus and proved that indeed He has indeed power over death and over a dead body to both restore the souls and to animate the body once more. Jesus Christ is God and man.
By the time this podcast episode is published I would be in Jozini, a place located north East of KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa. I will be attending the Regional Church Conference for our Denomination. By the time the podcast is released I would have traveled 462 km, nearly a six hour drive. I would probably be sleeping on the very uncomfortable bed or on the floor, praying hard that Saturday comes so that I can get out of the miserable position, and head home where I shall sleep on my own comfortable bed again.
The theme for the conference is taken from James 1:22 which reads, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” The conference was officially opened last night, Wednesday the 3rd July 2019 and will end on Saturday the 6th. The great part about the conference is that we get to see people we’ve last seen the year before and also we get to meet a lot of people for the first time. Apart from social gathering, we get to hear the preaching of the word. Well sometimes, some preachers will disappoint by not doing a thorough study of the word and so they present incoherent bunch of words that carry no value whatsoever. Some would preach to impress us with their incredible amount of knowledge and I find such a practice to be repulsive and useless. Some would preach out of the fear of God, with one purpose in mind and that is to have the church of God edified.
Now let’s get to the business of today. A few weeks ago, I promised that I would deliver an episode that is entitled, “As high as the heaven is above the earth” but then it occurred to me that in South Africa, July is supposedly a month for men. In that case I just wish to address men. So, today I will speak briefly man to men.
The question I am answering is, How to be a real man?
You have to be a human being
The word man is limited only to human beings. A dog has no chance to become a man. As much as it is believed by atheist and evolutionists that human beings evolved from apes, it remains the fact that no animal is capable of becoming a human being. Let alone becoming a man. Now that we have established that to become a real man you need to be human, let us move on to next step.
You have to be a male
Like many creatures, human beings are divided into male and female. Not every human being is capable of being a man. You may be a human being but that does not mean you are a man. To be a man you must be a male human being. Let me rephrase, you must be a human being who was born a male.
You have to love and obey God
A real man is the male human being who believes in the existence of God and lives his life to love and to obey the word of God. You are not a real man if you do not believe that a man is created in the image of God. I am persuaded that a human being who denies the existence of God and refuses to submit to His will, has demoted himself into a class lower than that of animals. Animals know who their owners and masters are but a man who does not know God nor obey Him is worse than an angry bear. The Bible says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; 53:1) and this is what it says concerning a fool, “Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.” (Proverbs 17:12) Let me clarify: The bible says an atheist at heart is a fool and then it says a fool is far more dangerous that an angry bear whose cubs have been stolen
Take care of your family
A real man looks after his family. He will go high and low to provide for His own. There are lot of male individuals who are not paying child support and yet expect to be considered as man. A real man takes responsibility towards the wellbeing of his own children. He teaches is own children and provide for them.
Check yourself then, these are just basic steps for you to take towards being a real man.
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In the past few weeks we dealt with the lessons I learned from politicians, from running and from the Bible. This week we look at the lessons I learned from nature. There are many lessons I have personally learned from nature first hand and through the convenience of a nature television show.
Today I will only give you three examples. I will
discuss the lessons I have learned from the sun, from wild animals
and from trees
There are certain qualities of the sun that have served as a learning aid for me in order to understand and to explain in anthropomorphic terms the intricacies of God’s TRIUNE nature. I admit that even the sun falls short in displaying in full the nature of the Trinity but it works far better than the three phases of water (Ice, water and water vapor) allegory.
I do not think to reduce the GODHEAD into a mere creation but I wish to use creation to further help us understand the invisible qualities of its Creator. After all the scriptures, which are the revelation of God and of Christ, do tell us that, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” (Romans 1:19-20) Herein it is affirmed that nature teaches us concerning things that can be known about God including His eternal power and Godhead.
Inasmuch as we profess that there is one God Being, we
also believe for good reasons that in that Being of God there are three
distinct persons, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. These divine persons
are eternally co-existing and co-equal. One is not without the other. One
cannot be seen without the other. We come to know of God through His Son, His
Son is proclaimed to us by the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit is given to us by
the Father in the name of the Son. The scripture teaches that the Son of God is
the brightness of God’s glory and the express
image of His person (Hebrews 1:3,). It also teaches us that “He is the image of the invisible God”
(Colossians 1:15). The sun illustrates this relationship of the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit.
There is one sun in the sky as far as the earth is concerned. There are three things we know about the sun and we recognize these things each time it makes its way across the sky from our perspective.
It is a disc
It is bright
It is hot
Here are the facts:
The sun disc
No one has seen the disc of the sun with a naked eye.
Our eyes are unable to penetrate the brightness that cloaks the actual disc of
the sun. We only come to know the disc of the sun through its brightness.
brightness of the sun
The brightness of the sun proceeds from the disc. It is a perfect imprint or image of the disc. We know that the sun has risen when we behold the brilliance of its glory. The darkness flees at the appearance of the brightness that proceeds from and always exist in the disc that cannot be seen with a naked eye. All the instruments of illumination that were employed in the course of the night become invisible in the effulgent appearance of the disc of the sun.
The heat of
The sun is hot. We cannot approach it and live. Its
heat will burn to ashes anything that comes to it without a proper covering.
Even our earth had to be shielded with an atmosphere and a very strong
electro-magnetic field which is emitted from its poles and is generated by the
rotating molten iron core. Through the brightness that proceed from the disc we
get to know the presence of the sun disc, but through the heat that comes from
the disc, we get to personally feel the presence of the disc.
The Disc of the sun illustrates the invisibility and the inaccessibility of God the Father. We cannot approach God, nor gain access to Him. The Brightness of the sun illustrates the way we can know God and learn of his character and such a way comes from Him alone. That way is His Son, Jesus Christ who proceeded and is forever in the Father. The Heat of the sun illustrates for us the means by which we relate to God after gaining access to Him by His Son. It is the Holy Spirit who help us to relate to God as our Father and He teaches us how to live and how to please Him.
I will now show you the valuable lessons I have learned from observing wild animals. These lessons are critical for survival and general success in the work place, family and in live generally.
Together we can do more
This lesson I have learned from the pride of lions, a group of hyenas, the pack of wolves and a pack of wild dogs.
It is true that a single lion can hunt, kill and eat. There are many
chances for that lion not get food as opposed to the event where it works in a
team environment. Once a lion blows its cover when it stocks the prey, chances
are it won’t succeed. But when cover is blown when working with a team all is
not completely lost because the hidden team mates can still take prey by
surprise while it is distracted but the lion whose cover is blown.
The advantage of teamwork is that a single lion cannot kill a buffalo
and with the strength of more than five lions, a buffalo can be brought down
and they would still be enough for everyone to eat and be filled and leave the
leftovers to the scavengers.
Some situations in life requires one to employ the services of a team in order to save energy, money and time. There are things one should not do alone under any circumstances.
Hyena are like lawyers. They are opportunistic in nature. These
disgusting creatures will laugh their way into a stolen meal. They would steal
from lions or eat the leftovers from the lion’s feast. Sometimes they would
kidnap lost baby bucks or neglected chicks. They would do crazy things to get a
meal. Hyenas have no principles.
One daring hyena can be killed by an angry lion for trying to still the
lion’s hard kill. Two hyenas can frustrate one lion but not a pride of lions
while enjoying a meal. In order for hyenas to have a piece of the lions’ hard
earned meal, they would join forces with any hyena they meet. This is of course
a miscalculation. In great numbers they would bully the lions away from their
meal and the downside of that is, due to their large number everyone must get a
piece of meat and therefore all the effort to get food would be worthless if
one wanted to his or her family.
With hyena there is strength in number but the results are not really worth it. Since hyenas have no principles they would settle for less even if it was just a drop of blood. They remind me of thugs. Thugs where I live, do not care about how much they work for, as long as they get paid and be able to get a drug fix.
Pack of wolves
The pack of wolves taught me about teamwork. Since wolves are quite small animals compared to some of the animals listed on their menu, it is always critical for the Alpha wolf, whether male or female, it doesn’t matter, to train the pack in the arts of hunting. If not, the pack will starve and their authority would be questioned. Therefore they must learn to hunt as a team.
A lone wolf is in grave danger. The same can die of starvation unless he or she surrenders to a nearest pack. Wolves have the tendency of receiving strangers into the pack if they prove to be submissive. It is understood that there is strength in numbers. If wolves hunt in numbers they have a chance of catching a large prey that could feed the whole pack.
Pack of wild dogs
Just like the other animals, the wild dogs displayed great coordination and team work. While they are chasing an animal, they would not sprint. They would do a marathon run. They would run in ranks. They do not bank on their speed but on they the fact that the prey will eventually get tired from running. So literally they chase their pray to exhaustion. While they do this the dogs in the back will be deployed to cover the right and left flacks up ahead so to steer their prey and guide it to where they want it to go. At the end, the prey gets tired and they tear it apart. They finally get their rewards for their long run.
I am always by the level of planning and coordination wild animals display. You could swear they can talk. You would be convinced that prior they hunting activity, they sit down and discuss their strategy and everyone agrees on it and then they execute.
It takes village to raise a child
When it comes to wild life, I find elephants to be the most intriguing creatures. They have strong family and community values. When one has a child they support her during child birth. They all participate in raising and protecting the child. When lions attempt to steal the child all the elephants become body shield for it and they fight off the vicious beasts. While elephants would die saving their children, human being are hell-bent to kill theirs from the womb.
It is not a shame to help a stranger when you can
One day I watched a video on YouTube. A leopard had caught a gazelle and was ready to have it killed and enjoy the dinner. Out of the blue a baboon came and chased off the leopard thus saving the life of the gazelle. That was the most awkward thing I had ever seen.
On another video, a wildebeest was caught on the foot by a crocodile. The struggle ensued as the crocodile tried to pull the poor creature into the deep waters. The wildebeest also fought hard to get out of the eminent grave. After sometime two hippopotamus came and drove the crocodile away and saved the life of the poor beast. I was be wilded. Animals can save other animals though they are not related. This is so much more than can be said about most human beings.
I hadn’t paid much attention to the trees until I had a very interesting discussion with TChristian, a very talented young man. Trees are very interesting. He pointed out that the trees grow upwards with the roots going down. They don’t discriminate one against the other. They all exist in one forest, servicing the needs of the forest residents. They all share the benefits provided by the sunlight. No matter what sort of tree they are and where they are located they all look at the sun for survival. The sun remains the same no matter what the trees think about it.
Human beings are born the same way but they are constantly fighting and destroying each other. They fashion their own version of God, yet God does not change who He is, no matter what the humans think of Him.
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