Archive for April 30th, 2019

30 Apr 2019 Hebrews (Program #20)

Hebrews (Program #20) – The Remaining Sabbath Rest (3)

We mustn’t just dream about the oneness that God desires. For Him to have a full Sabbath rest there is much more than just being saved by His grace. There must be some growing believers who could enter into the rest that is spoken of in Hebrews chapter 4. The Sabbath is a rest or satisfaction for God and man. But God can never rest in the heavens nor just with the angels, His resting place is the earth and with man. We will see three stages of the remaining Sabbath rest on today’s life study of the Bible.

Why the initial Sabbath came directly after God created man?   What is the connection between man and the Sabbath? In all of God’s creation man is unique. Man has to do with the earth. All the items of creation up to the creation of man were brought into being by means of His word, that is, calling things not being as being through the Word. In the first five days of His creation work, God did not use any kind of material substance. But with the creation of man, because God’s interest is in the earth, God first had a conference among Himself (among the Godhead) where there was a decision, “…let Us make man”. Then God at this time used a certain material – the dust of the ground – to create man. more…

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30 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #90)
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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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