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All lives matter? Really?

All lives matter? Really?

June 5, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


Lets be honest… many of us are a little worn out over the racism talk, the COVID 19 and the political climate we are in… And there is such a thing as empathy emission… where we just run out of the ability to really care… If that’s you - you may not want to listen to todays podcast. 


This is not about me sharing my opinion - I am just trying to peek into what Scripture is saying about the times we live in. 


Black lives matter… All lives Matter… Blue lives matter…

But really what does it matter.


I am hesitant to podcast on this because so much of todays social media is just clickbait, drivel, hatred, or misinformed skewed media. Everyone has an emotional bend and personality that also adds to the blurred lines of understanding this.


And I also want to say that you can have a problem with looters, racists, bad cops, democrats, republicans, Millenials and out of touch old white people of privilege like me… But you still have to love them according to scripture.


Finally, if you do not have a vibrant alive life changing relationships with Jesus… than I can only expect from you what your human nature and life experience has taught you… you have a pass from me in that you have no real power or spiritual compass as which to live by… and you are doing what comes naturally to a person with out the hope - W/O the Hope of Christ shining brightly in you. 


Also in and through all this… 

You can change your mind, you can not know what to think and you don’t have to figure it out… But you do have to keep thinking.


And you can live in podunk blue banner USA and be like I have no idea and I cannot relate. I am not racist and I love everyone… but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the solution. 


You don’t get to brush the whole mess or narrative with one giant stroke.

There is only one playbook for these types of situations… The bible.

SO im stay biblical brothers! 


Lets jump in…

Do black lives matter? Yes… do they matter more than other lives… YES. Let me explain… every life matters but there are times when we need to take up the cause of others for such a time as this.


Matthew 18:10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. [11] [a]

12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.


Does God love the 99? Yes, But he stops and puts greater energy and focus on the one that is lost. There is a time to take up the cause of others and love them in spite of your own agenda. 


In light of todays heated climate I choose to focus on the one who in turn represents many. 


People are going to bring up all types of scenarios… George Floyd had a long criminal and somewhat violent record… yes he did, He was on drugs the time… yes he was, and there is even evidence that he had drugs on him at the time… He was trying to pass off a fake $20 bill… indeed.



People will bring up white privilege - Yep I have experienced that. I lived and worked in 

Inner city Chicago, Seatac, Oak cliff Dallas. 

My Youth group kids were treated with hate, My roommate was treated with hate…


But with all these scenarios and tags…

We lose sight of the real problem. 



George Floyd died at the hands of a bad cop… a knee on the neck of a 42 year old man. What if he was a 4 year old black boy? 

What if he was a 4 week old black baby?

What if it was a black baby 4 weeks in the womb?

Pastor Clenard Howard Childress Jr has stated that the most dangerous place for african americans is in the womb. Planned Parenthood targets the black community. 

1,786 black abortions a day, over 56% of all abortions are African American babies…


You hear crickets…


In Chicago this year over 1003 people have been shot, and over 200 have been killed… mostly black on black crime.

But put those 200 people in a middle school, and the world would fall a part at the seams.


What am I trying to say? 

What is the point Garth…

It’s a heart problem… It is a sin problem not a black and white or Racial problem…  Hundreds of scenarios pass by us daily but they have no impact, no buzz, no emotional clamor and baggage… Because they don’t play to the narrative at hand.





We as humans are born powerless to change the world and others with an eternal change… until we have a relationship with Christ. 


When we do not have that relationship with God we use other types of things to feel powerful. 

It is in our DNA to see others change and to see others “Born again” Or Redeemed. But when we do not have the power to do it (The spiritual power) we see the need and then out of frustration and lack of ability we lash out, we hate, we scream in anger, we protest, we riot, we loot, we start programs and picket lines and stand ins and marches… 


But you cannot mandate or vote spiritual change. You cannot riot to bring about spiritual change, You cannot loot, shoot or boot out politicians to bring about spiritual change. 


Unless God has changed your heart and rules your life… you can’t really change anyone else or anything else. 


It starts with you. Are you seeking Gods way for your life daily? 


And once God rules your life then you must be out…

Unless you are out actively changing peoples lives with the gospel, changing the culture with the gospel… changing eternity with the gospel… then anything you do outside of that is wasting time - you are wasting your time. 


Eph. 6 says we do not wage war against the flesh and blood, but rather rulers, against the authorities against the powers of the dark world against the spiritual evil in heavenly realms?


Do you think the rulers, authorities, the powers of the dark world and the evil realms give a flying leap about protests? Riots? Another sermon? A peace walk, a march a sign, a black out day? NO THEY ARE LAUGHING AND WINNING - until we hit our knees and seek God for a revival that crushes sin and brings people to repentance. 



Gal. 3:28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.


This means we love everyone…

God created us all, we all the have same value in Gods eyes.


Quit thinking this is a race problem… that is like saying abortion is a medical problem.

Evil is in this world because of sin.

Injustice is in this world because of sin.

Racism, pornography, abortion, sex trafficking - pick your poison… it is a sin problem. 

You can blame the flesh and blood thats out there

You can blame the flesh and blood that is black, white, republican, democrat… the flesh and blood have lots of coverings- but until you deal with the spiritual forces behind the flesh and blood you are simply the pawn that satan wants you to play. 


I kneel daily and fight in the heavenly realms everyday for all flesh and blood. DO YOU?


Won’t you be my neighbor

Won’t you be my neighbor

June 4, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14)



Luke 10:25-37

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


In Jesus’ commandment, He taught us that it is not about asking who our neighbor is. Rather, it is about our own willingness to 

  -  be a neighbor ready to love. 


  -  It is obvious in the parable of the Good Samaritan that our neighbor can even be a complete stranger 


  -  someone who we can expect nothing from in return. 


  -  being a neighbor to everyone, 


  -  and most importantly it is about us being that good neighbor. It starts with ourselves.



Love them the way you want to be loved! Meaning… find out how they want to be loved, encouraged, supported, 

And isn’t that the hardest part? Taking time and being vulnerable to get to know those we don’t know. Those we have nothing in common with. 

He had it all and… POOF!

He had it all and… POOF!

June 3, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


2 Samuel 12:David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

Then Nathan said to David, “You are that man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’




He wasn’t doing what he was supposed to be doing: Honor your wife, go to work, work hard, spend time with your kids, go to church, get involved in ministry, read and pray and obey.

He looked too long.

He acted on his his mindset… his mindset was from what he looked at. What your focus is on is what your future is on. 

He did not repent but rather tried to cover his sins.

He covered his sin with more sin. 

He tried to make it right without repentance (he marry’s her)


But here is the point… we all have struggles, hard times, ups and downs… but in most mens lives there comes a time when everything aligns… LIFE IS GOOD! 



Have you stopped at all for a minute and wondered if the officer who had his knee on the neck of George Floyd has had the same thought at King David… If I had only… If I had only not done that.

Think of the dominoes that tipped on King Davids life… sheer chaos. Family strife, rape, murder, betrayal, for generations. 



You must recognize Gods favor is many times recognized by satan as the red carpet the devil is waiting for to saunter up and offer you the most delicious sin available. To press the easy button on your temptation list… 

So you are the king, invincible and untouchable… full of victory and Gods favor…. Oh and you like naked wet women with huge breasts and her husband is not home and you have all the power to make it happen…. Here is the easy button. 


And it’s over - everything is gone, poof, like a fart in the wind! 


2 Cor. 10:For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.


Wuest: We order up our choices before we ever get tempted. 


I will be honest, I have a few friends that I have thought I would love to be in there footsteps. They pastor large churches that are growing, they have amazing worship, they get to preach and teach and lead a very young and on fire staff. They use state of the art equipment and technology and they get paid really really well. They have amazing marriages and to be honest their wives are easy on the eyes… and they walked off with their aerobic instructor and threw it all away.

Again being honest I have said “I would have never blown that lead”. But unless I am ordering up my choices and my steps… unless I understand that it starts in my mind when everything is going good… I am the first one to be fooled regarding my own life. 



June 2, 2020


it’s not what you know it’s what you can prove. Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


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it’s not what you know it’s what you can prove. 

Is God all powerful? Yes. But it’s not faith in Gods power that gets things done, it’s faith in who God is.


Today you may hear a prayer or a sermon that says “God is able”. Sounds so good and righteous… but God is more than able! The old Testament says God is gracious! 


Psalm 145:8 

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 116:5 

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

Psalm 86:15 

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalm 103:8 

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Exodus 34:6 

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,



What does Gracious mean? It means he yearns to hear you…Why? So he can move on your behalf. He leans in to hear you, he is stretching out to take you into his presence. 


You see we have a problem and think the lord is willing… when the truth is that the Lord WANTS TO. Not just willing, he really wants to meet our needs, he is leaning in listening and wants to help us. But when we put our faith in his power (which isn’t even biblical) but rather put our faith in his love- that is when our faith is activiated. God is Love - the bible never says God is power. Yes he is all powerful - but that is not why he wants to move on our behalf. 


Many of you have heard me say “We don’t have a sin problem we have a knowing God problem”. And the truth is that can be said about a few things… including we don’t have a belief in Gods power Problem, we have a belief in how much God loves us - once you get that your faith will be deeper and more powerful than ever. 


When the Shift hits the fan

When the Shift hits the fan

June 1, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


Daniel 6


D was the secret weapon,

Darius was duped

D Immediately prayed

D boldly prayed openly

Darius was sick… He had to fulfill his mandate

D was thrown into the pit… the pit… what’s your pit?

The lions were ravenous…

Daniel shifted the atmosphere 

Darius runs to the cave “are you ok, was your god able to save you?

???? Does it work? Does your Christianity work…

A lot of people are Christians and their Xy does not work… why?

D said it best= I am found innocent before God. I am fully committed to Christ and his cause. There is no pet sin, there is no religious or rule base in my walk.

We as men of God shift the atmosphere and live a REAL Xn walk. 

He is adopted.

He is adopted.

May 29, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


When I was a kid my sisters tried to convince me I was adopted… It almost worked. Whats the hardest thing you have had to believe about your family? 



Jesus is the Messiah… and thousands of people are following him… but not his family.


How hard was that for him? For his family? 


John 7:5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.



Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.



Don’t give up believing and praying for those closest to you that have a hard time believing in who Christ is. You are not in charge of finishing the story. 

For it is written!

For it is written!

May 28, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


Lets talk about the weather! 


Gods word is quoted from the OT over 855 times from almost every book in the NT from almost every author. Because they all believed in the power of Gods word.

Everyone of them said “it is written…


Matthew 4:4 Jesus said it is written… when being tempted… he said it in faith trusting Gods word.



Gods word has immense power. If you know it, believe it and use it. 


Here is the ultimate example. 


But did you know Satan said it in false… the opposite of faith is not fear it is false. It is trusting in the power of Gods word but using it in the wrong context- in a false context. Why? Because even satan understood the power of Gods word. 

Matthew 4: and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’


‘In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”


So if you trust the weatherman…

And the apostles trusted Gods word

and Jesus trusted Gods word

And even satan trusted in the authority of Gods word EVEN WHEN USED OUT OF CONTEXT…

Don’t you thing you should be able to trust Gods word? 




Most Important 2

Most Important 2

May 26, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


Luke 11

“Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.




The ones who church shop

The ones who listen to all the Xn podcasts

The ones who listen to all the worship music

The ones who go to all the conferences

The ones who hope to move in the supernatural 

The ones who run to hear prophetic words

The ones who want to argue their theology


Where are the Doers? 

We all know the armchair quarterbacks in all areas of life.

sports. Politics. Relationships. Money. Business. Spiritual life. 



This verse is bursting with meaning in the greek. 


Jesus says - this one hearer is the best. 

The one who listens - ever listen and not hear 


Hears - seeks to understand it 


You get on a plane and they give you the run down on the oxygen mask… but what if they flight before they were employed and you are now using the same plane… You will listen to the detail. 


Exercises care with it - How can I apply this to my life 



Observes it - am I doing it in every area of my life? 

Again getting on a plane - CIA friend asks me if I would help on a flight if they needed me? I got on the plane and with intense observation checked everyone out.


Obeys it - am I doing it when it is hard


Does not violate it - am I changing the meaning to make it easier for me?

Most important 1

Most important 1

May 25, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net




Part uno 


Luke 11:

14 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. 15 But some of them said, “By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.” 16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.

17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. 18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebul. 19 Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

21 “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. 22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder.

23 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

24 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ 25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.”

27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”



Jesus has got them in the palm of his hand. 

He is performing miracles. He casts out a demon and a possessed man is free and talking. 

We are talking about demon possession in this chapter. Christ is revealing some amazing insights to what happens when someone becomes demon possessed and what happens when you cast a demon out of someone. People are riveted to every word. They are for sure definitely thinking of people they know who have been possessed and set free and then they become worse…


“Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.


Invited to a meal by a friend who is raving about their cooking skills. After 45 minutes of waiting he brings out whip cream…

Where is the steak? Asparagus, red potatoes, duck, lamb, veal, little wax beans and peppers, hey even a frozen pizza…



Not a meal… but whip cream. 




“Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.






Blessed are those who “know how to obey Gods word and keep this from happening”. 

  *This is a mild and loving rebuke. 

There is a business man who was raised in a Christian home. He loves God and has a soft spot for Church and worship. He raised his kids to love God and go to church and he even has a daughter in missions. Now in his late 50’s he still wonders why he has never felt like he has true depth in his walk. He still occasionally looks at porn, still has some hard times with his attitude and being the husband and father he knows he should be, has a temper and still sarcastic.  and has felt left behind by many of his friends who now seem to be deeper in their walk with Christ. 


Sermons are great - but they are no better than diet books if you don’t eat right.

Sermons are great - but they are no better than audio books on relationships if you still argue and quarrel with your spouse

Sermons are great - but they are no better than reading up on the newest and best stocks if you can’t save enough money to invest.

Is it dead yet?

Is it dead yet?

May 22, 2020 Tony Herman - the coolest cat on the net


Is it dead? poke it with a stick. Pick it up… is it moving? and just when you think its dead…. ITS DEAD.



The humans are dead



Undeniably, Reliably Dead!

In the musical, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s house is swept up by a monstrous

tornado.  When her house finally sets down, we discover it has landed on the

wicked witch of the west who has been terrorizing the residents of Munchkin

City.  The witch looks dead, but before the celebration of their good

fortune can begin, death must be verified beyond any shadow of doubt.  The

mayor of the city says to Dorothy, “As the mayor of Munchkin City, in the

county of the land of Oz, I welcome you most regally.  But we’ve got to

verify it legally, to see if she is morally, ethically, spiritually,

physically, absolutely, positively, undeniably, and reliably dead!”

When Martha goes out to meet Jesus, there is no doubt.  Lazarus is morally,

ethically, spiritually, physically, absolutely, positively, undeniably, and

reliably dead.

Jef Olson. "Resurrection Rehearsal: The Lazarus Story"



I don’t know how Lazarus died, but I know why. He died because Jesus wanted him to die… what?

More importantly and more accurately he died because Jesus wanted the credit.


Lets read. John 11:41-44

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”



What do you have that is dead… Why not make sure its absolutely dead. i.e. there is no way you can in any way shape or form bring it back to life. Now ask Jesus to do what only he can do! 


Lazarus was not only dead, he was wrapped up, bound and in a hardshell of caked on perfume and lard. He was dead and gone and hardened like a clot of blood. 


What is dead in your life, not just dead, but dead and gone. Dead, wrapped up, over with, gone and never to be raised again? Why not let Jesus have control over it and ask him to take all the credit! 


You will be amazed at what comes back to life if you are willing to give God the credit.