Ezekiel (Program #8) – A Sky as Clear as the Terrible Crystal
The final few verses of Ezekiel chapter 1 are very deep and very profound. They speak of the sky or the expanse above the heads of the four living creatures being so clear and limitless that the Bible itself uses the term “awesome crystal” to describe it. Now the Biblical usage of the term or word “awesome” is nothing like today’s common vernacular especially among the young people. The spiritual application of this clear crystalline expanse above us truly is awesome. And it portrays a spiritual condition that God would have us all experience day by day.
Ezekiel (Program #7) – The High and Dreadful Wheels
Ezekiel chapter 1 with its detailed description of the four living creatures is arranged marvelously. Once we begin to see the spiritual application of all of the details associated with the four living creatures, we realize how significant this sequence is. For example, it begins with the wind, the cloud, the fire and the electrum – all figures or pictures of our progressive experience of God. Then out of these four come the four living creatures, each with four faces depicting aspects of Christ from His humanity, to His kingship, to His being a slave to come to serve God and man, and finally, to His divine transcendency. From this point, we progress to the coordination between and among the four living creatures. A coordination very much necessary if we are to enter into the next main point of God’s move on the earth for the accomplishment of His purpose.
Ezekiel (Program #3) – The Wind, the Cloud, the Fire, and the Electrum
At the beginning of the book of Ezekiel, there are some very striking verses that talks about the heavens being opened and Ezekiel seeing visions of God. And then in verse 3 it talks about the word of God coming expressly to Ezekiel. And then, the hand of Jehovah was upon him.
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 #16) – Jehovah’s Word of Comfort to Israel
Isaiah chapter 40 marks the beginning of the second section of this divine prophecy. Just as the New Testament begins with John the Baptist usher in the appearing of the glorious Christ, so does this incredible prophetic chapter. Stay with us today as we see the experience of God’s full salvation in Christ unfolded from the pages of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.
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
Song of Songs (Program #8) – Called More Strongly to Live Within the Veil Through the Cross After Resurrection (2)
A loving pursuer of Christ needs to experience Christ’s ascension by living in the heavenly Holy of Holies within the veil through the cross after she has experienced Christ’s resurrection. That is the fourth and final stage of the Song of Songs portrayal of the New Testament believers’ experience of Christ.
Song of Songs (Program #7) – Called More Strongly to Live Within the Veil Through the Cross After Resurrection (1)
The fourth and final stage of the loving seeker’s experience as portrayed in the Song of Songs is to be called more strongly to live within the veil through the cross after resurrection.
This book Song of Songs is a marvelous book full of symbols or figures of spiritual things. All the physical things in this book symbolizes spiritual things. Solomon, as the great and wise king, is a picture of Christ. And this Shulamite country girl who, is attracted to him and pursues him and has a loving relationship with him, is a picture of individual believer in Christ who passes through a number of different stages in her experience of Christ.
Song of Songs (Program #5) – Called to Live in Ascension as the New Creation in Resurrection
In the second stage of the Song of Songs, the lover of Christ learns three basic lessons: the power of resurrection, the riches of resurrection, and, the life of the cross. Today in our program, we will go on to the third stage of the lover of Christ in the lover’s experience of pursuing Christ which is the call to live in ascension as the new creation in resurrection. This covers Song of Songs chapters 3:6 – 5:1.
Song of Songs (Program #4) – Called to be Delivered from the Self Through the Oneness with the Cross
Hebrews 12:2 tells us, “Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.”
The Song of Songs is a picture of a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ in the pursuit of Him and there are four stages of that pursuit. The theme of Song of Songs is satisfaction of satisfactions. This book portrays the four stages in the experience of the lover of Christ and can be summarized by the following four sentences:
1) A lover of Christ should be one who is attracted by His love and drawn by Him in His sweetness to pursue after Him for full satisfaction.
2) A lover of Christ should be one who is called by Him to be delivered from the self through his oneness with the cross of Christ.
3) A lover of Christ should be one who is called by Him to live in ascension as the new creation of God in the resurrection of Christ.
4) A lover of Christ should be one who is called by Him more strongly to live within the veil through His cross after the lover’s experience of His resurrection.
When we’re loving the Lord, we need to learn how to look away unto Jesus, look away from ourselves.