Isaiah (Program #28) – A Child of both the Divine and Human Natures…
All true believers love God’s word and love the genuine and undeniable words of prophecy. It seems that most people today may favor prophecy concerning Christ’s second coming. But much of the richest prophecy in Scripture concerns His first coming. Like these famous words of Isaiah written some 700 hundred years before Christ’s birth. Chapter 7 verse 14 says “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 Immanuel.” Chapter 9, verse 6, “For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Please stay with us for this extraordinary life study of the Bible.
Mark (Program #21) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (9)
In Mark chapter 8 verse 34, the Lord Jesus says, “if anyone wants to follow after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” If we would come after the Lord by gaining Him, experiencing Him, enjoying Him and partaking of Him then we need to deny ourselves. Take up our cross and follow Him. But what does it mean for us to take up our cross? This is the subject of our life study today.
Isaiah (Program #27) – Christ seen in His Divine Glory with His Human Virtues
May be we feel condemned knowing that as Christians we should be shining as lights in the world. But instead we feel that we are near the bottom ourselves. God’s Old Testament prophet Isaiah was in such a state when he received the vision of the Christ in glory, the perfect remedy in his depression and despair. Do you need such vision?
Today’s broadcast brings us again to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah. A very penetrating view of the condition of God’s people in Isaiah’s time. But Christ appeared…
Mark (Program #20) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (8)
In Matthew, Luke and John the order or sequence of the stories does not necessary follow the actual time sequence in which they took place. The gospel of Mark is unique among the four in this way. Not only so, but the sequence of the healing and the miracles in Mark’s gospel are progressive. That means in each case signifies a step in our spiritual development and maturity and we are brought onward and always
Chapter 8 beginning at verse 27 and chapter 9 may be considered the high peak of the disciples’ experience in their contact with the Lord Jesus. After been healed by the Lord in a general way that is when there were saved, they then experience His detailed and specific dealing until their heart had been dealt with. And then their spiritual ears were opened and their tongues were filled with His word and eventually even their eyes were healed of their blindness so that they can receive the high vision portrayed in this rich portion of God’s word.
Isaiah (Program #26) – Christ being the Shoot of Jehovah and the Fruit of the Earth
How often have you ever wondered; what is God doing? What is His purpose for all of these? Is it just to save me and take me to heaven? If that is all and why didn’t Christ come back centuries ago? Actually the God of the Bible is active and moving bringing His redeemed people into the highest calling and purpose in the universe far beyond our simplistic imagination. Don’t miss today’s extraordinary life study of the Bible.
Mark (Program #19) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (7)
The record in Mark is unique among the four gospels in that the events followed their actual chronological order. With that in mind is insightful to realize that there is a marvelous progression in the cases mentioned in Mark. Spiritually speaking each case takes us as it did to the disciples a step at a time, higher and higher until a peak is reached in chapters8 and 9. In these chapters the disciples were finally be able to receive a full vision of the Lord Jesus of His divinity and His humanity. But before reaching such a place, they had to first pass through all the steps signify by these crucial cases. Chapters 7 and 8 show us 5 of these important steps.
Isaiah (Program #25) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (12)
Isaiah concludes as the whole Bible does, with the New Heaven and New Earth with New Jerusalem as God’s ultimate habitation and our ultimate destiny as the people of God. Where would you be? Where would God’s Old Testament saints be? and how about the angels?
Mark (Program #18) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (6)
At the certain point in the gospel service of the Slave-Savior, the gospel of Mark gives us a most interesting account. Traveling far to the North of Jerusalem and even of Galilee, the Lord Jesus and His disciples came to the region of Tyre and Syden, a land not of the Jews but of the gentiles. Mark chapter 7 and also in Matthew and in chapter 15, we have a story of one such gentile, a woman who approaches Jesus because of the sickness of her daughter. What follows is truly remarkable. It’s an account of the encounter that take place when this woman refuses to be turned away because she lack a proper understanding. And she finds a way using the Lord’s own word to get what she was so desperately seeking.
Isaiah (Program #24) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (11)
The gospels unveil Jesus Christ coming in the flesh to mankind. This was His first coming and it was foretold in many passages of the Old Testament. As Christians today most of us are eagerly awaiting His second coming and this too was clearly alluded to in ancient Scripture such as Isaiah. But to see these prophecies clearly at times require a skillful and experienced guide. Watchman Nee and Witness Lee was such guides to the church in this age.
Mark (Program #17) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (5)
During His earthly ministry the Lord Jesus was continuing harassed by professional opposers. These religious zealots who did not know God in reality but had only the outward trappings of religion and tradition had no way to counter the great and mighty deeds that the Lord accomplished or the rich and nourishing words that He spoke to so many seeking ones. So they were left to try and find any weakness or failure in Him that they may latched onto to discredit Him in His ministry.
Mark chapter 7 gave us such an account and a very interesting one. The opposers were convinced that they had finally discovered something that they might use against Him. Well, what was this grievest deed you might ask? The Lord Jesus allowed His disciples to break the tradition of the elders and eat their food with unwashed hands.