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25 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #95)

Genesis (Program #95) – Being Transformed (4)

Our life study of Genesis today brings us once again to chapter 35.   Chapter 35 means that we are going to remain today at Bethel, the House of God.  During the message today, Witness Lee again will use the term “church life”.  We’ve had it in the past, and this is in reference to the place or condition that we as believers need to be to experience God in a full way.   What is meant by this term “church life” and how it differs from just Christians “going to church”?

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24 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #94)

Genesis (Program #94) – Being Transformed (3)

In chapter 35 we make another stop at Bethel and Jacob and the House of God.  We stressed many time the Genesis is a book of seeds and today’s life study focuses on a major seed.

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23 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #93)

Genesis (Program #93) – Being Transformed (2)

Jacob returns to the place of his dream in chapter 28.  It must significant that after so many dealings and events in Jacob’s life that God would bring him back to the place that Jacob had identified as the House of God.

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22 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #92)

Genesis (Program #92) – Being Transformed (1)

Today we are coming back to the goal and the subject of the entire Bible.  There is a definite focus in this program, the life study of the Bible; to see that every portion of the Scriptures is consistent and always leading to one goal and one purpose.   This really is the Bible isn’t it?

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21 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #91)

Genesis (Program #91) – A Bird’s-Eye View of God’s Building in the Scriptures

We have a very interesting life study today, in a sense it is inserted into our life study of Genesis because it deals with much more than just Genesis.  It’s really going to be an overview of the entire divine revelation.   Why is this an appropriate point for such an overview?

This is a point at which Jacob is brought back again to Bethel.  We talked about Bethel and saw how he first encounter Bethel at that he put the stone down as a pillow and had a dream concerning the heavens open and the angels of God ascending and descending, then he woke up and said this is Bethel, the House of God.  Brother Lee calls that a major turning point in Genesis and in fact it is a major turning point in the whole Bible, because it brings us to God’s heart desire, that is Bethel, to have a house where He, Himself can dwell with mankind.

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20 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #90)

Genesis (Program #90) – After Breaking

Today we look at Jacob on Genesis 33.   This message today concerning Jacob relies on understanding a little bit of his history.  What has Jacob gone through since the heavenly dream that he received in chapter 28?

Well, he arrived at uncle Laban’s house, he fell in love with Rachel, agreed to serve 7 years.   He put in the time.  He was cheated in the sense that he was given the older sister Leah as wife and had to labor another 7 years for Rachel.  He produces a number of children.  He acquired a number of flocks.  He’s quite blessed by God.  On one hand, Jacob was dealt with by Laban who cheated him and manipulated him.  On the other hand, Jacob being clever did his best to out-wit Laban.  He had a clever scheme of getting the best animals for himself.  But actually it was God’s sovereignty that blessed and enriched Jacob..

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19 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #89)

Genesis (Program #89) – Being Broken

We have a very interesting story today.  But as always, there is much more here than just a story.  Jacob has had a all night wrestling match.  Witness Lee is going to give his own introduction today.  But briefly, the context of this story reveals that Jacob is very fearful of his brother, Esau, when God engages him.  Why was Jacob so fearful of his own brother?

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18 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #88)

Genesis (Program #88) – Being Dealt With (9)

We are very much absorbed these days in these life studies and experiences of Jacob.

As a background of Jacob’s life up to this point, you can look from two point of views.  One is what God was doing with Jacob and the other view is what Jacob was doing with God’s promises.   In the first place God chose Jacob and God gave him some promises even work out a lot of ways to deal with him and took him through a lot of experiences.  From God’s point of view, He was really working on Jacob to bring him to full transformed man.  These experiences we’ve had so far are part of the dealings that God had with Jacob.  But from Jacob’s side, when you look at it from his point of view, Jacob is always working things out according to his own view, according to his own standing…

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17 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #87)

Genesis (Program #87) – Being Dealt With (8)

Our story of Jacob, the picture of transformation continues today in Genesis 31.  With Jacob, this process seems to be life-long.  But I heard Christians say that transformation will take place in the twinkling of an eye at the Lord’s return.  Isn’t there a verse in the Bible that confirm this understanding?

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16 Apr 2017 Genesis (Program #86)

Genesis (Program #86) – Being Dealt With (7)

We will be again on Jacob’s dream on Genesis 28 to see the intrinsic significance of the dream that the Lord give him in this chapter.  We have already touched this, but because of its significance of the first appearing in the Bible of the House of God.  It’s probably worth another look.

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