Archive for ◊ October, 2015 ◊

31 Oct 2015 Exodus (Program #159)

Exodus (Program #159) – The Incense—Oiled and Salted; the Ingredients

We are going to complete, in a sense a two-part series dealing with the incense that was burnt in the golden incense altar in the tabernacle.  Yesterday, we had a program that brought out this matter of the divine traffic that is pictured by looking at these two things that are brought up at the end of chapter 30; the holy anointing oil, we spent a number of programs on this topic and then yesterday and today we are now touching the recipe for incense that was given almost in the same breath.  This was a marvelous point, the divine traffic.  We touched many times earlier but particularly in Genesis as we first look at Jacob’s ladder.  Of course, in the life study of John it comes up again as well.  There seems to be a development of what was initially presented in Genesis to some degree.

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31 Oct 2015 Galatians (Program #22)

Galatians (Program #22) – The Spirit of Sonship

Galatians 4 is a wonderful chapter, focusing on two divine sendings. God first sent forth His Son. But, not only so, He also sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts. The two sendings in Galatians 4 are our topic on today’s life study of the Bible.

It helps to see the two main points in chapter 3 are number 1, that the Spirit is the blessing of the Gospel, and number 2, that the law is a custodian leading us to Christ, conducting us to Christ, and keeping us for Christ. In this Chapter 4:1-7, we see a continuation. That is, the Spirit of Sonship replacing the custody of the law. So, we need to begin this program by asking, “Do you want the blessing or do you want a custodian?”

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30 Oct 2015 Exodus (Program #158)

Exodus (Program #158) – The Incense—Prayers Ascending to God, Sweetness of Genuine Prayer

One of the most significant realizations that a human being can have is that the God of creation has come to visit mankind in the person of Jesus Christ.  This is the beginning of our salvation experience.  But it takes a further revelation to see that the traffic between God and man is not limited to this one-way traffic.  The divine traffic is our topic on today’s life study of the Bible.

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30 Oct 2015 Galatians (Program #21)

Galatians (Program #21) – Baptized into Christ and Putting on Christ

The thought in this chapter (Galatians 3) is quite deep and the thought is also divine. And, it’s one thing to be in the first couple of chapters with more objective matters, precious but yet rather basic concerning the fundamental truth of the Gospel and being justified by faith through grace and not out of the works of the law. But in chapter 3 and also chapter 4, which is not that much easier than chapter 3, we’re at the heart of this book. And, we’re deep into the experiential aspect of this book.

Let me try to summarize. We have received the Spirit, not by works of law, but by the hearing of faith. By receiving the Spirit, we receive the reality of the blessing God promised to Abraham. Having received the Spirit and having been brought to Christ through the law as a child-conductor, we are now sons of God and true sons of Abraham. We have believed into Christ. We have been baptized into Christ. We have put on Christ. And, by so doing, we have put off all natural distinctions. And, this is all for the carrying out of God’s economy for us to be in Christ and for Christ to be in us, that we may be the corporate expression of Christ.

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29 Oct 2015 Exodus (Program #157)

Exodus (Program #157) – The Ingredients of the Compound Spirit Typified by the Compounded Ointment

One of the truly great promises of Christian life is found in 1 John chapter 2, there it says o”if that which you have heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father”.  Verse 25 says “And this is the promise which He Himself promised us, the eternal life.”  The condition of this promise is that we need to let that which we have heard from the beginning abide in us.  No genuine lover of the Lord Jesus would want to miss promise.   But what is it that we need to let abide in us that will bring us into this marvelous reality?

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29 Oct 2015 Galatians (Program #20)

Galatians (Program #20) – The Seed of Abraham and the Sons of Abraham

In Genesis, God made a promise to Abraham. This promise is the greatest blessing spoken of in scripture. Yet, it was only intended for the seed that is the son of Abraham. Are we, the New Testament believers, therefore excluded from this rich blessing? Don’t miss today’s life study of the Bible.  A marvelous unfolding of one of the most hidden chapters in the entire Bible awaits us on our program today.

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28 Oct 2015 Exodus (Program #156)

Exodus (Program #156) – Isaiah Program 28, Life-study of Isaiah 35

From time to time during this lengthy life study of Exodus we like to go back and pick up a highlight program from one of our earlier life studies.  Today we go back to the book of Isaiah and look at a wonderful verse that fits very well in this current study of Exodus regarding the unveiling of God in His Trinity. We hope that you enjoy today’s highlight program from Isaiah 9:6

All true believers love God’s word and love the genuine and undeniable words of prophecy.    It seems that most people today may favor prophecy concerning Christ second coming.  But much of the richest prophecies in Scripture concerns His first coming.  Like these famous words of Isaiah written some 700 years before Christ’s birth…

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28 Oct 2015 Galatians (Program #19)

Galatians (Program #19) – Faith Replacing Law

The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ brought in a complete change in the way God dealt with men. His desire today is to bring a rich and bountiful supply of His Spirit to all His children. But, how do we receive this supply? Galatians 3:5 says, “He therefore who bountifully supplies to you the Spirit and does works of power among you, does He do it out of the works of law or out of the hearing of faith?” Are we still struggling under the law or are we receiving the Spirit through faith? Stay tuned for today’s life study of the Bible.

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27 Oct 2015 Exodus (Program #155)

Exodus (Program #155) – The Ingredients of the Compound Spirit – Death, Resurrection, Mingling of Divinity and Humanity

What is the single greatest teaching in the Bible?  Well that may be an impossible question to answer.  But as God’s people who love His word It is worth contemplating.  One matter that at least deserve to be considered is the revelation in Scripture that our God, the God of the Bible both Old and New Testaments is Triune; one yet three, an indescribable mystery. Yet what can be grasped by all His children is that the marvelous three-one God is Triune for man to experience Him, even live by Him.

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27 Oct 2015 Galatians (Program #18)

Galatians (Program #18) – The Promise Versus The Law

The Bible reveals that in eternity past, God had a purpose, a plan. But, man, created by God to fulfill that purpose, became fallen and under a curse. Did God then change His plan? How did He deal with such an apparent setback? He dealt with it by simply making a promise. Stay with us today as we look at the fall, the curse, and the promise on this edition of the life study of the Bible.

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