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20 May 2017 Genesis (Program #120)

Genesis (Program #120) – The Spiritual Significance of Joseph and Benjamin (2)

If you have ever wondered why the outward circumstance in your life seems so contrary to what you usually think of as God’s blessing.  You’ll want to stay tune to today’s life study of Genesis with Witness Lee.   Another marvelous life study from the final chapters of Genesis is before us.

Today brings to our second message dealing with the spiritual blessing that was typified by Joseph and Benjamin, the final two of the twelve sons of Jacob.   Witness Lee is going to begin today by pointing out that these blessings to his 12 sons began first with a sinner, one caught in a gross sin even.  What is the significance of this point and what are the implications for us?

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18 May 2017 Genesis (Program #118)

Genesis (Program #118) – The Manifestation of Maturity (6)

We come again today to the blessings that Jacob gave to his 12 sons near the end of Genesis.  Today we have the final two, Joseph and Benjamin.  Witness Lee will again point out that these two really complete one another.  What does this mean?

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17 May 2017 Genesis (Program #117)

Genesis (Program #117) – The Spiritual Significance of Dan, Gad, Asher, and Naphtali

Quite a lovely picture as Jacob gathered his 12 sons together to deliver a blessing.  Today we are going to focus on the group of Dan, Gad, Asher and Naphtali.  Regarding Jacob’s speaking of these blessings, Jacob is not giving moral exhortation and surely he is not engaging in an exercise of eloquence or natural speaking ability.  In sharp contrast, Jacob is prophesying by speaking forth blessings upon his 12 sons.  In order to speak with blessings in this way, we need to reach a stage that we are mature in the divine life.  This speaking is full of life, is full of insight.  It is profoundly accurate and amazing in the way it unveils as a whole God’s economy with His people…

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16 May 2017 Genesis (Program #116)

Genesis (Program #116) – The Manifestation of Maturity (5)

Jacob says “I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah”, meaning Dan was such a problem, he didn’t know what else to say but to cry out for God’s salvation.  The good part is God heard it.  So you have a man who is all of a sudden victorious.  Where did the victory come from?  It came from the prayer.

We have Jacob’s speaking to his 12 sons….

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15 May 2017 Genesis (Program #115)

Genesis (Program #115) – The Spiritual Significance of the Blessing Prophesied concerning Judah, Zebulun, and Issachar (2)

Today we are going to continue our extended visit to chapter 49 of Genesis.   This wonderful chapter 49 of Genesis,  where Jacob is delivering all the various blessings to his 12 sons.  Of course, in Hebrews, we realize that this was a beautiful, poetic utterance by Jacob but we’ve been also discovering that it is prophetic as well.  How do we know that these blessings have a prophetic and up-to-date meaning that is applicable to us as New Testament believers?

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14 May 2017 Genesis (Program #114)

Genesis (Program #114) – The Spiritual Significance of the Blessing Prophesied concerning Judah, Zebulun, and Issachar (1)

Our life study today brings us to chapter 49 of Genesis and the lion of the tribe of Judah.  We have spent quite some time on the matter of various blessings that Jacob has delivered to his 12 sons.   These blessings are in a beautiful, poetic form.  So we are taking the time to delve into the significance of all the pictures that are portrait here.  We are going to focus again today on a particular blessing given to Judah.

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09 Mar 2017 Revelation (Program #66)

Revelation (Program #66) – The Enjoyment and the Blessing of God’s Redeemed In Eternity

If heaven is not the Christians’ eternal destiny, then what do believers have to look forward to in the future?  Well today on the life study of the Bible from the book of Revelation, we wanted to discuss the enjoyment and the blessing of God’s redeemed in eternity.

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12 Oct 2016 1 Peter (Program #3)

1 Peter (Program #3) – The Full Salvation of the Triune God and Its Issues (1)

In the books of 1 & 2 Peter often a single word can add much richness and meaning to what is being said.  For example, Peter begins his first epistle by pointing  us to the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus.  This word sprinkling was surely used to remind the Hebrew believers that he was writing to of how the sprinkling of the blood of goats and sheep that they were familiar with in the Old Testament Jewish religion was simply or merely a type, a foreshadowing of the real eternal offering of the blood of Christ.  His was the sprinkling that accomplished far more than the temporary atonement of the sacrifices in the Old Testament.  For this sprinkling guarantees our full possession of all the benefits and blessings of the entire new covenant from now and for eternity.

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09 Dec 2015 Ephesians (Program #16)

Ephesians (Program #16) – The Surpassing Greatness of God’s Power—Christ to be Head Over All Things to the Church

The apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians chapter 1 that the believers would be brought into a condition where they can see and enter into God’s eternal purpose. His prayer primarily touches three great matters: hope, glory and power. For us, hope and glory are both future items that will issue from God’s blessings concerning to us. But it is His power, the divine energy, that carries out and applies what God has promised to us. The surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe is the topic of our program today.

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26 Nov 2015 Ephesians (Program #3)

Ephesians (Program #3) – Chosen to be Holy

Let me ask you to consider a simple question, “How has God blessed you?” Most people when asked to recount the many blessings that they received from God would likely list things like their family or their good health or maybe success in business and earthly possessions. Others might give a more spiritual answer like ‘God has blessed me with His enduring mercy or undying love’. But the apostle Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians says very clearly that God’s blessings are all spiritual and they’re in the heavenlies and they’re in Christ. Furthermore, when he had the opportunity to offer his blessing to God, it was not for His mercy that endures forever or for His love or grace, rather it was being the God and Father of our Lord and Jesus Christ. Well this is how Ephesians opens – it is most unusual to say the least but it also conveys a wonderful sense of the rich and profound content of this book.

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