Archive for ◊ July, 2019 ◊

31 Jul 2019 2 Peter (Program #5)

2 Peter (Program #5) – The Divine Provision (5)

2 Peter 1 leads us through a wonderful progression or development of the precious faith that Peter mentions to us in his first epistle.  This faith, our divine inheritance is like a divine seed imparted or planted into our being.  As with any seed, deep within resides all the attributes of the life of that seed.  Peter clearly tells us that the life in the seed of faith is the very life of God.  It’s Christ Himself.  So the attributes which Peter goes on to describe are the marvelous virtues of God’s life as expressed in Christ.  Following this line these verses in 2 Peter open to us the progressive development of the divine life within the seeker.  As we move from faith to virtues to knowledge to self-control to endurance to godliness and then to brotherly love with the final stage of this life maturity being the very agape love, God’s own love being expressed.

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31 Jul 2019 Exodus (Program #52)

Exodus (Program #52) – The Law Being the Living Word of God Infusing His Substance Into His Loving Seekers

Moses the man of God met with God on the mountain of God for 40 days.  During that time God gave him the commandments for the people.  But when he came down from the mountain he had something more than just ten commandments inscribed on two tablets of stone; he was a man who was thoroughly infused with God’s element.

This is our second of the thirty programs that are going to be devoted to this matter of the law.  I said that almost reluctantly that our listeners would think “my goodness thirty programs devoted to the law!”  But what we are saying in these early ones and it will multiply as we go on it’s just one marvelous interpretation after another.  This is really a classic message in a classic portion of this ministry.  The subject that we’ve come to today specifically is God’s giving the commandments to Moses in Exodus chapter 20. This is going to go far beyond our natural concept concerning the law.

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30 Jul 2019 2 Peter (Program #4)

2 Peter (Program #4) – The Divine Provision (4)

Most of the time Christians are satisfied if their behavior before the unbelieving world reflects a proper ethical conduct and high moral. In fact if we spend our entire day living in such a way surely at the end of our day we will be peaceful and probably feel quite good about ourselves and our testimony.

But the Bible declares what God is seeking from His people is not mere ethics and morality but a life that expresses Godliness, which means a life that expresses God Himself. This is much different, much higher than mere morality.  Listen again to 2 Peter 1:3 “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him who has called us by His own glory and virtue.

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30 Jul 2019 Exodus (Program #51)

Exodus (Program #51) – The Testimony of God Revealing Him to His People

After miracles to rescue His people and more miracles to feed them and quench their thirst and even more miracles on the field of battle conquering their enemies, God brings His people Israel to a mountain, the mountain of God and here He desires to enter into fellowship with them.  This fellowship began with God giving them not another miracle but giving them His law.  The law, we will find out is something much different than we’ve ever image.

Today we come to the mountain of God and the ten commandments, as given by God to Moses but interpreted for us by Witness Lee as he gave this message in 1980.  As we began a lengthy look, a six-week long look for those listening to our daily program of the giving and the interpreting of the law of God.   This is a look that’s going to be very refreshing for our listeners. more…

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29 Jul 2019 2 Peter (Program #3)

2 Peter (Program #3) – The Divine Provision (3)

In a very real sense the first few verses of second Peter encapsulate much of how God will accomplished His eternal plan or economy. Beginning with the gift of faith, we have God’s righteousness, the righteousness of Christ, grace and peace being multiplied in the full knowledge of God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Then the divine power operating in the believers in conjunction with their co-operation leading to their escape from lust. Then God’s own glory and virtues and our being called through them and to them. Further we have God’s precious and exceedingly great promises, all of which lead us to become partakers of His divine nature resulting ultimately in our transformation in full salvation. What a tremendous beginning to this short but thoroughly crucial portion of the holy word.

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29 Jul 2019 Exodus (Program #50)

Exodus (Program #50) – Brought into the Presence of God and into the Knowledge of Him

In the Old Testament book of Exodus, the Lord first saved His people, brought them through a kind of baptism and then provided them a full provision for their living and sustenance.  Ultimately, He led them into victory over their enemies.  All in all we would say “if only I experience God to this degree I’d be satisfied.”  But all of those was preliminary.  For God’s desire was to bring them to a place where He can enter into a sweet and intimate contact or fellowship with Himself.  We should never be satisfied with our Christianity until we have God’s speaking.  Stay with us for this marvelous life study of the Bible.

We’ve come to a turning point in our broadcast.  We’ve just finished our first section of Exodus.  In that section God has been very active among His people.  But it’s in the second section of the book that He really bring them to His purpose and His intention.

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28 Jul 2019 2 Peter (Program #2)

2 Peter (Program #2) – The Divine Provision (2)

Peter begins his second epistle with the matter of faith. In fact he addresses the epistle “to those who have been allotted faith”. Faith is an mysterious thing and often misunderstood by believers and unbelievers alike. Many people may be even most people think that faith is something that we need to some how produce or find in order to believe. But according to Peter, faith is something allotted to us. The apostle Paul made a similar point in Ephesians, “for by grace you have been saved through faith and this not of yourself it is the gift of God.”

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28 Jul 2019 Exodus (Program #49)

Exodus (Program #49) – A Type of the Kingdom

After rescuing, baptizing, feeding and caring for every need among His people Israel God led them into victorious battle against Amalek, their greatest enemy.  This is the summary of the first half of Exodus.  Then following comes a simple, short chapter, chapter 18 seemingly out of sequence and with little significance.  But the real significance of this chapter will surprise you. Stay us for a rich and enlightening life study of the Bible.

Chapter 18 of Exodus is a difficult one.  We will hear from Witness Lee that it is the most difficult chapter in the entire book of Exodus.  But in reading this chapter it seems quite simple…

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27 Jul 2019 2 Peter (Program #1)

2 Peter (Program #1) – The Divine Provision (1)

It’s very interesting how Peter begins his two epistles.  The first one begins “Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ.” whereas he begins the second book “Simon Peter, a slave and a apostle of Jesus Christ.”  Simon, of course was Peter’s old name, his name before he came to the Lord Jesus.  Peter is his new name given to him directly by the Lord Himself.

In putting these two together, Peter is indicating something very marvelous about the entire book of of 2 Peter.  For this is the book showing us that under God’s ruling and under His government we see the Old Creation changed into the New Creation.  Simon fit perfectly in the Old Creation but he had to become Peter to make it in the New Creation.

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27 Jul 2019 Exodus (Program #48)

Exodus (Program #48) – Amalek Versus Kingship

Sin is a wicked and despicable thing.  The Bible condemn sin and as believers we must also condemn.  But sin is not the only enemy that we face in the Christian life.  In fact it may not even be the biggest enemy.  So then what constitute the main hindrance to believers and what is God’s remedy?

As we continue to look at Amalek, a formidable and very resilient adversary for God’s Old Testament people.  Formidable indeed.   We appreciate a faithful ministry that not only unveils Christ but exposes the flesh and applies the cross to it according to the divine revelation.  So we look to the Lord to bless this program and our fellowship so that the real seekers of the Lord and His Word, who had been hindered by the flesh for so long may receive life, grace and life supply that they may overcome and press on with the Lord to the consummation of His economy.

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