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18 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #47)

Genesis (Program #47) – The Background and Origin of God’s Calling and the Experience of the Called Ones

Genesis is broken into three sections and now we are just beginning to get into the third section, a very encouraging section that deal with God’s calling.

Although Genesis is a rather lengthy book, it is divided into 3 main sections.   The first concerns God’s creation.   The second deals with Satan’s corruption and his leading man into a corrupted state.  The third concerns God’s coming in to save man through His calling and His all-sufficient grace.  God’s creation deals not only with the original creation but as we have pointed out in several earlier messages, God’s re-creation and further creation climaxing in mankind created in God’s image.

The second section concerns Satan’s activity mainly behind the scene to lead man further and further into the fall in at least 4 stages.  Man fell in Genesis 3 away from God by disobeying Him.   Man fell again in Genesis 4 by turning away from God’s ordain means of salvation.  In Genesis 6, man fell unto the flesh and became polluted and then even after the flood and the institution of human government, man continue to fall and the whole human race rose up in defiant rebellion against God.  At that point, God no longer dealt directly with humanity as a whole but determine to work along another line by calling out a new people, a new race for Himself…

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17 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #46)

Genesis (Program #46) – The Significance of God’s Calling

Our life study today is dealing with the significance of God’s calling.

For our introduction today, we will say something about the relationship between the great figures of the Old Testament in the accomplishment of God’s purpose.  God had a fresh start with Noah in chapter 9 and He seems to be starting new again here in chapter 12 with Abraham.  What is the significance of these new starts?

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16 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #45)

Genesis (Program #45) – The Fourth Fall of Man

Today we come to a life study in Genesis that will review the 4 steps of man’s fall which conclude at Babel.

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15 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #44)

Genesis (Program #44) – Life in Resurrection (3)

Today we are going to continue in Genesis chapter 9 and we want to see more of God’s move related to Noah.  All of us, no doubt are familiar with the Sunday school version of Noah and his family.  But what is the deeper significance that we’ve been seeing related to God’s purpose?

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14 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #43)

Genesis (Program #43) – Life in Resurrection (2)

Today we have our second program dealing with life in resurrection from Genesis chapter 9.  As an introduction for those just join us today, how is it that Noah’s experience is a valid picture of resurrection?

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13 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #42)

Genesis (Program #42) – Life in Resurrection (1)

Today in our life study we come to life in resurrection.   We saw in our last program Noah and his family were able to pass through the flood by virtue of the ark.

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12 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #41)

Genesis (Program #41) – Saved Through Water (2)

Today we conclude a message that we began in our last program from Genesis chapter 6 unveiling how Noah’s experience in the flood foreshadowed baptism.

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11 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #40)

Genesis (Program #40) – Saved Through Water (1)

Today we are coming to a message entitled “Saved Through Water”.   In previous message Witness Lee pointed out that the ark which Noah built was type of salvation.  Not only to be saved from God’s judgement but also to be saved from a crooked, perverse and evil generation.  That was the situation in Noah’s day.  Through this, the Bible shows us that we also need to be saved not only from God’s judgment but also from our present crooked, perverse and evil age.  The message we will hear today is the one that shows us how, not only the ark but there is another matter that enters into the salvation.

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10 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #39)

Genesis (Program #39) – The Way of Salvation from Man’s Third Fall (3)

Today’s life study continues Genesis chapter 6 with Noah’s ark and the way of salvation from the third fall of man.

The first, as we know is in chapter 3, where man fell away from God by eating of  the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and thereby taking into him, the life and nature of Satan.  This is what is called the fall of man.  But the fall progresses in chapter 4 with Cain.  God had instituted a way of salvation which was practiced by Abel who obeyed and carried out the teaching of his parents concerning this way.  Cain however, exercising his opinion, invented his own religion, his sacrifice or offering was rejected by God  and man fell further away from God’s way of salvation into a godless civilization.  The third fall of man is described in Genesis  6, by this time man had become flesh.  The thoughts or the imaginations or purposes of his heart were evil and to make matter even worst, the sons of God, a phrase that refers to rebellious angels came into the daughters of man and through illicit, illegal marriage, polluted the human race creating a situation that cry out for God’s righteous judgement.

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09 Mar 2019 Genesis (Program #38)
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Genesis (Program #38) – The Life and Work that Changed the Age (2)

Witness Lee introduces us today to a very deep thought.  And that is although Noah could have been contend with his godly and righteous life, God Himself was not satisfied…

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