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25 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #85)
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Genesis (Program #85) – Being Dealt With (6)

These chapters, chapter 30 and 31 of Genesis, we are going to see a very interesting story.   But our focus is not just the story, we are discovering the principles of life in all these passages in Genesis.  What is the background of our life study today regarding Jacob and his experience with Laban?

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24 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #84)

Genesis (Program #84) – Being Dealt With (5)

Today’s study brings us to chapter 29, a very interesting chapter in Jacob’s life.

We have come now quite a way with Jacob and by this time he has left home and he is on a journey to go to his uncle Laban.  His mother has worked out a lot of details for him to get away from his brother, who is kind of a threat to him, even to his life.  But the mother has, I would say manipulated the situation to get her favorite son free from Esau’s threats and arrange him to go back to the land of her family, particularly to her brother’s place to find a wife from their own kindred.  So he left, he is on his way now in chapter 29 and he gets right to the place where there is a well….

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23 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #83)

Genesis (Program #83) – Being Dealt With (4)

We have today the continuation of a message that we had in our last program, dealing with one of the pivotal, even crucial chapters of the entire Bible. What is the background on Jacob’s dream and why we should regard chapter 28 of Genesis so highly?

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22 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #82)

Genesis (Program #82) – Being Dealt With (3)

This is a pivotal and crucial chapter in the divine revelation.  Witness Lee has even said that this is one of the most important chapters in the entire Bible.  Why such a lofty appraisal of this chapter?

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21 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #81)

Genesis (Program #81) – Being Dealt With (2)

We are at a point of a turn in Jacob’s life.  We have reached quite a crucial point in tracing Jacob in his experiences.  The portion of Scriptures that’s before us in this broadcast is Genesis 28 verses 10 through 22, which is the account of Jacob being sent out from his home to go to seek a wife among his relatives of his mother.  On the way, he comes to certain place and needing some rest he took a stone to use for a pillow and lay down on it.  There he had a dream; he saw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven and angels ascending and descending on it.  God was standing above the ladder and saying “I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac”.  He told Jacob He will give the land on which Jacob was lying, give it to him and to his seed after him…

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20 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #80)

Genesis (Program #80) – Being Dealt With (1)

We are going on today on Jacob’s full and very interesting life.   And I’d like draw attention again to the fact that the Bible affords nearly one half of the entire book of Genesis detailing Jacob’s dealings with God.

We pointed out in another occasion that Jacob’s experience signifies the believer’s experience of transformation.  I believe we will see more of this in this broadcast.   For the book of Genesis to devote so many chapters to Jacob, indicates at least two things…

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19 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #79)

Genesis (Program #79) – Being Chosen (2)

Today we are going to hear about the corporate aspect of God’s calling.

It is quite interesting to see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all put together are showing us one corporate man.  With Abraham you see a person who lives a life of faith.  With Isaac you see a person who lives a life of enjoyment and with Jacob you can see a person who has experienced transformation for the sake of the fulfillment God’s eternal purpose.  Eventually, Jacob’s name was Is-ra-el.  El on the end means God.  It means God has been added to this man.  So the wonder thing here you put these 3 together and you see what’s on God’s heart.  God’s eternal purpose is the main topic of the whole Bible.  And that is He wants to dispense Himself, and work Himself into a corporate humanity for what purpose?  So that He could be expressed.  God is working Himself into a corporate humanity so that He could be expressed through this humanity, because this is what is on His heart according to His eternal purpose which He made in eternity past.  So we see these 3 representing one corporate person in God’s purpose.

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18 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #78)
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Genesis (Program #78) – Being Chosen (1)

We have been looking at Abraham and Isaac and now we are going to spend quite some time as the Bible does dealing with Jacob.

One way to describe Jacob’s history recorded in Genesis is a long journey with much experience under the Lord’s hand.  A journey in which he is gradually transformed from a self-seeking supplanter into a prince of God, mature in life, reigning in life, able to bless others in the name of the Triune God…

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17 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #77)

Genesis (Program #77) – Having Natural Weakness as Abraham and Living in the Natural Life as Jacob

Today’s life study is going to deal very much with natural life and the weaknesses of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

When we reconsider these Old Testament “heroes”, we don’t think of their weaknesses.  However, through these life studies we have come to see the real situation.  We have often heard of Abraham as the father of faith.  We have seen how he believed that God was able to call things not being as being, as in the case of the birth of Isaac.  And also believing in God being able to raise Isaac from the dead, after he offered him on Mount Moriah.  And we usually consider everything about Abraham happening to him because he was a good, God-fearing man, strong in the faith.  But if you have being following these life studies of Genesis, you found out that Abraham learned many lessons by his weaknesses and even his naturalness in the way he did things, the way he tried to help God and tried to enter into a clever solution to certain problems that came up as in the case of the birth of Ishmael and in his trying to have Eliezer to be in the place of his son.  These kind of things show that Abraham wasn’t that perfect.  He had some weakness that he acted in a natural way and he did things according to his natural cleverness…

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16 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #76)

Genesis (Program #76) – Resting and Enjoying

We have more marvelous pictures from the experience of Isaac.   Pictures is appropriate because anyone who has followed these life studies, I am sure has being able to see one picture after another.  And it’s amazing that the Old Testament book of Genesis that we have been in has been so much help to us with our New Testament experience of life.  What is the relationship between the Old and New Testament in the divine revelation?

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