Archive for the Category ◊ Old Testament ◊

26 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #13)

Isaiah (Program #13) – Jehovah’s Dealing with Israel’s Reliance on Egypt

God’s plan relies on man’s full cooperation and involvement, but a pattern that has been repeated throughout the history of God’s move with His people is that His people repeatedly turned away from Him and allow their hearts to be fully occupied with everything but Him.   This was the case in the Old Testament time of Isaiah, just as it is frequently described our own condition as believers and followers of Christ today.  What is God’s way to bring us back to Himself? Stay with us for a truly enlightening word on our life study of the Bible.

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25 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #12)

Isaiah (Program #12) – Jehovah’s Punishment over Ephraims Drunkards

In the gospel of Matthew, the Lord Jesus quoted from Isaiah regarding the hypocritical worship that confronted Him in every turn.  He said “these people honors Me with their lips, but their hearts stay far away from Me.”  It seems the same can be spoken regarding today’s situation.  If we are honest we have to admit that it even describes our own situation from time to time.  How does God lead His people out of religious falseness into genuine experience and worship?

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24 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #11)

Isaiah (Program #11) – Jehovah’s Reaction to the Degradation of Israel (2)

God’s loving chastisement of His beloved ones is a common experience of all who love Him.  But our first tendency is to get out from under the severe and harsh circumstances as quickly as possible.  The message from Isaiah is that hastiness to escape may causes us to miss something deeper and richer in our experience of Christ.  Stay with us for the next half hour, as we learn to wait in the path of His judgment

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23 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #10)

Isaiah (Program #10) – The Judgment of Jehovah Upon the Nations and Its Issue (1)

When God’s people give in to temptation, sin and corruption, God in His righteousness surely must judge and discipline.  Of course, as Christians He also has a way to forgive us and lead us back into His loving presence.  But ultimately the solution for our continuous failures lies not in renew commitment and more earnest and sincere effort.  Rather we need to be fired, terminated and eventually replaced.  We all desperately need to see that God’s solution for us is to be replaced.  Don’t miss this extraordinary life study of the Bible.

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22 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #9)

Isaiah (Program #9) – The Salvation of Jehovah (7 & 8)

The Old Testament book of Isaiah seems to alternate between God’s judgment which issued from the degenerating and corrupted condition of His people and the glorious revelation of our Savior Christ.  This sequence also seems to parallel at times, our own experience.  After God’s chastisement and discipline we often enjoy the Lord in a deeper and more substantial way.  We will see this issue once again in two of Isaiah’s most marvelous chapters 11 and 12 on today’s life study of the Bible.

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21 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #8)

Isaiah (Program #8) -The Salvation of Jehovah to His Beloved People and the Nations (6)

Isaiah chapter 9 stands as one of the most striking in the Old Testament in its remarkable unveiling of our Savior Christ.  From “the great light” of verse 2 fulfilled in Matthew 4 to the “Son given to us” in verse 6 “the Wonderful Counselor, the Prince of Peace, the Might God and the Everlasting Father”, this is the Christ of Isaiah.  Don’t miss His unmistakable appearance on today’s life study of the Bible.

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20 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #7)

Isaiah (Program #7) – A Word Concerning the Signs of Christ’s Incarnation Given to Ahaz

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals God’s working to accomplish His eternal purpose and His enemy countering to frustrate and damage God’s move.  This is the struggle of the ages and the theme of the entire Bible.  As we see God’s plan unveil both prophetically and literally in Scripture, our heart cannot but be filled with appreciation and faith in the divine revelation.  You surely will not want to miss today life study of the Bible

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19 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #6)

Isaiah (Program #6) – The Salvation of Jehovah to His Beloved People and the Nations (5)

A classic and well-known passage in Isaiah chapter 7 declares “therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign behold the virgin will conceive and will bear a son and she will call his name Emmanuel”  This verse written more than 700 years before the coming of Christ, clearly and specifically foretell His coming.  God with us is the literal Emmanuel, Christ our Redeemer, Savior and life-giver.  But the prophecy in Isaiah 7 and 8 deals also with the land of Emmanuel, the nation of Israel.  People of God today are still watching and waiting as this prophecy unfolds.  The outcome of this prophecy has much to do with us as well.  If you appreciate the word of God and prophecy you will want to stay with us for today’s life study of the Bible.

18 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #5)

Isaiah (Program #5) – The Salvation of Jehovah to His Beloved People and the Nations (4)

In spite of the rebellion, inequity and corruption of His chosen beloved people Israel, Christ is still sitting on a high and lofty throne in His glory.  In the midst of this corruption and inequity God showed His prophet Isaiah this exalted Christ.  When everything surrounding us is disappointing and discouraging, we too can see Him on His glorious throne.  Stay with us today for this majestic view of the Christ in glory on this life study of the Bible.

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17 Aug 2016 Isaiah (Program #4)

Isaiah (Program #4) – A Word Concerning Christ as the Shoot of Jehovah, the Fruit of the Earth

The book of Isaiah begins with a detailed list of complaints that Jehovah God brought against His people Israel.  But soon thereafter a loving and saving Christ is ushered in.  How can we see such a Christ in the pages of the Old Testament?  Stay with us today, as the book of prophet Isaiah is masterfully opened up in another life study of the Bible.

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