Exodus (Program #96) – The First Layer of the Covering (2)
All of God’s saved ones have surely seen the Christ of the Gospels, the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself up for us that we might be saved. This in itself surely is marvelous, but have you seen the same Christ revealed in even greater details through the types and symbols of the Old Testament? To do so is to have our faith in God’s word strengthened and our love and appreciation of Him, much much deepen. Stay with us as we see the very Christ of our salvation in the details of the tabernacle, God’s dwelling place with man on today’s life study.
From Exodus 26, there were 4 layers of covering over the tabernacle. We did look at the first layer; ten curtains, made of fine linen, colored blue, purple and scarlet and then with the cherubim embroidered on them. Today we’re going to look at the other three layers. But we really need to keep in mind all the significance of these details that we saw.
Exodus (Program #81) – The Vision of the Tabernacle and Its Furniture and Concerning the Materials and the Pattern (1)
Chapter 25 of Exodus brings in a major turn of Old Testament Economy. After giving Moses the 10 commandments and the addition ordinances on Mt. Sinai, God reveals the plan for the building of the tabernacle, God’s dwelling place among men. This building occupies the central focus in the history of God’s people in the Old Testament. But it also has tremendous significance and importance for us, God’s New Testament people today.
Our main topic for the next several months is going to be the tabernacle.
We made quite a journey from chapter 1 to chapter 24, we saw how the children of Israel were in slavery in Egypt under Pharaoh. God prepared and called Mosses to be the sent ones to deliver them, there was the passover, the Exodus, the crossing of the Red Sea then there was the experience with the bitter water at Marah, the water becoming sweet through the application of the crucified Christ in resurrection. Then we have Elim with the 12 springs and the 70 palm trees. We had the change diet with eating the Manna, the war with Amalek, the establishment of the kingdom and eventually God’s people was brought to the mountain of God. Where we saw the day and night aspects of the giving of the law. more…
1 Corinthians (Program #42) – An Overview of 1 Corinthians
In the entire book of 1 Corinthians of course there are many wonderful verses. We may each have our favorites. But two verses are particularly worth a special consideration. Particularly because they carried great import and meaning but are so often overlooked.
1 Corinthians 12:13 “For also in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all given to drink one spirit.”
We may have heard this verse mentioned but usually only the first portion, in one Spirit we were all baptized.
And then the other verse demands our attention is found in chapter 15:45 “So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul”; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.”
If you’ve never considered these two verses before been of great significance, we hope you stay with us today.
The redemption of Christ is mysterious and well beyond our natural understanding in all its rich significance. Without the Old Testament picture of the Passover we have no way of seeing all the wonderful and mysterious details and aspects of Christ eternal redemption. How we thank the Lord for this portrait of redemption from the book of Exodus.
We are being treated to some tremendous insights and deeper appreciation of our redemption in Christ. As we are seeing it through this picture of the Old Testament Passover. What strikes me is that it’s the details of the Passover, properly interpreted that really hold the key to our understanding.
Our last program open up the matter of the two kinds of light that God brought forth in creation. May be we can begin today with a short review of the significance of these two kinds of light.
It is a sad fact that great many genuine children of God grow minimally, if at all after their rebirth experience. They may increase in knowledge, they may improve their behavior, but they may be far behind in the genuine increase of Christ as life within them. One reason for this is the lack of what we may call following Brother Lee’s exposition of Genesis; the fourth day lights. This is a more solid light a more intense light. Whereas the light of the first day was the light for rebirth, the light of the fourth day is the light for growth. To be regenerated we need the divine light. If we are to grow in the divine life we received through regeneration, we need a brighter light, a more intense light a more solid light. This kind of light is signified by the lights on the fourth day; the sun, the moon and the stars…
John (Program #32) -Life’s Washing in Love to Maintain Fellowship (2)
We need to be those who actually experience Christ as life meeting our various needs and the more we experience Him in this way the more we are constituted with Him as the life that washes our brothers and sisters.
Today we have the second message concerning the matter of foot washing. It’s on the last message that we have to allegorize this section to get the real significance…
Jeremiah (Program #24) – Separation of the Church, God’s New Testament Elect from the World in All its Aspects
The Bible, especially the Old Testament is often studies merely in the way of history, looking at names, dates and places. And though there are some values in this manner of study, for us as believers the greater need is to see the Bible open up as a book of life. For this, it is seeing the spiritual significance of events that yields the greatest benefit. And It is in this light that our study of Jeremiah has brought us to consider the final chapters where God’s wrath even His vengeance is poured out on one nation on earth that has been the most offensive to Him and rendered the most damage upon His chose people. God’s judgment upon Babylon and its significance for God’s people today is our topic.
Jeremiah (Program #22) – The Spiritual Sequence in the Bible and in Jeremiah
The Bible presents God’s work and God’s plan in a marvelous sequence. If we see the spiritual significance, we can see that right after creating man, God presents Himself to man as man’s source, only to be rejected by the very man that He had created. But what seems to be the end of God’s plan is really just the beginning. As God deals with the sins that besets mankind by coming Himself to be man’s righteousness and his life and ultimately to gain man fully for Himself as His enlargement and expression. This is the sequence of the whole Bible. And that sequence is closely parallel by the account of the prophet Jeremiah. The sequence of the divine revelation in the Bible and the same sequences as found in Jeremiah is our topic on today’s life study.
Mark (Program #37) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (11)
In Mark chapter 14, the Lord Jesus initiated the Lord’s Supper as we know it today and is very deep in its’ significance.
Mark chapter 14: 22-24 tells us, “And as they were eating, He took bread and blessed it, and He broke it and gave it to them, and said, Take; this is My body.
And He took a cup and gave thanks, and He gave it to them; and they all drank of it.
And He said to them, This is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many.”
Mark (Program #34) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (8)
Mark chapter 13, is a chapter that’s difficult to understand. In this chapter the Lord Jesus was speaking to His disciples by way of prophecies concerning events that must occur before the ushering in of the kingdom age.
Many people studied this chapter focusing on these prophecies while missing the real significance of His speaking. For in this chapter He is not just predicting the future events in order to entice us to follow the prophecies but rather He was preparing the disciples as well as all those who would follow the disciples to become His believers in future generations. This preparation was with a definite goal and purpose. Not merely to strengthen our faith in His word by accurately predicting future events. No. Much more than that.; His speaking in this portion of scripture is to prepare all His seeking ones for the producing and bringing forth of the New Man.