Archive for ◊ December, 2019 ◊

31 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #30)

Leviticus (Program #30) – The Cleansing of the Leper (1) & (2)

The clear and proper understanding of Old Testament books such as Leviticus shows us pictures that portray graphically and vividly man’s true condition contaminated by sin and death.  Unclean from natural birth and leprous within and without.  This is surely man’s condition apart from God’s intervention but motivated by His great love and desire for man to be His eventual eternal counterpart. God does not leave us in such a condition.

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31 Dec 2019 Matthew (Program #32)

Matthew (Program #32) – Life-Study of Hebrews Message 54 – the Unshakable Kingdom

As we continue on in the life study of Matthew, the gospel of the kingdom, we’d like to go back into our archives.  Today we are highlighting a program from the life study of Hebrews concerning the matter of the unshakable kingdom…

The earth thou seemingly very solid, can and will be shaken.  Even the heavens we gazed at are vulnerable.  But the hope of all God’s redeemed is to receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  What is this kingdom?  What does it mean to us?  These are the things we will see on today’s life study of the Bible with Witness Lee.

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30 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #29)

Leviticus (Program #29) – Uncleanness Issuing From Within Man (2) & (3)

Leviticus like several books in the Bible mentions the ancient disease of leprosy.  Why was leprosy given such attention in God’s revelation to mankind.  Well, leprosy is associated with one of the basic factors of man’s sinful condition and that is rebellion.  Who among us is free from rebellion? Maybe not in dramatic outward demonstrations but within even in its own most subtle manifestations rebellion lurks perpetually beneath the surface of almost every person.

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30 Dec 2019 Matthew (Program #31)

Matthew (Program #31) – The Result of the King’s Ministry

By the time we come to chapter 11 of the gospel of Matthew, there are three ministries present; the ministry of the Lord Jesus, the ministry of John the Baptist, and the extension of the Lord’s ministry through His disciples.  Yet all three of these ministries are suffering rejection and persecution.  We are going to look at the rejection of the ministrie of the New Testament in today’s life study of the Bible.

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29 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #28)

Leviticus (Program #28) – Uncleanness in Human Birth

What does it mean to be clean in the eyes of God?   Does it mean that our behaviour is proper and according to His principles?  Or does it mean that we get down on our knees and determine before Him to be a better person or even a better Christian?   Well the Bible says that regardless of our behaviour or our determination there is no way to be clean if the source of what we are offering Him is the natural life we were born with regardless of how good we may think it is.   So what is God’s view of us and all mankind in our natural life?  We will see today that the very source of all human life is depicted in this riveting account in chapters 11 and 12 of Leviticus.

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29 Dec 2019 Matthew (Program #30)

Matthew (Program #30) – The Enlargement of the King’s Ministry (2)

In Matthew chapter 10, the Lord Jesus appointed His 12 apostles.  Later in that chapter, He sent them out to preach the gospel of the kingdom of God, enlarging His earthly ministry.  But before He sent them out to the cities of Israel to proclaim this gospel, He first prepared them to be persecuted and rejected by both the religious and political institutions of that time.  This persecution always accompanies the enlargement of the King’s ministry.  As we once again look at the Lord’s sheep in the midst all the wolves of religions and politics.

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28 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #27)

Leviticus (Program #27) – Abstaining from Death

Leviticus chapter 11 is concerned with the matter of diet, the matter of eating.  But this chapter also is very much concerned with death.  The word “carcass” is used at least 13 times in this chapter.  The fact that this chapter speaks of eating in relation to the death that results from contacting something unclean means that Leviticus chapter 11 is very much like the whole Bible is a book of life and death.

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28 Dec 2019 Matthew (Program #29)

Matthew (Program #29) – The Enlargement of the King’s Ministry (1)

The gospel of Matthew is a book that is focused on the kingdom of God, more than just the account of ethical teachings and miraculous events.  This book unveils an environment where the wonderful King of kings can be revealed in so many aspects.

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27 Dec 2019 Leviticus (Program #26)

Leviticus (Program #26) – Discernment in Diet

We’ve all heard the term “Kosher” and probably realize that kosher has to do with the approved or acceptable diet of Orthodox Jews. But you may not know that the origin of kosher dietary regulations is in Leviticus chapter 11. Though we are not here to discuss the nutritional benefits of such a diet we do want to see the spiritual significance that these dietary regulations have for all of us in the New Testament regardless of what we chose to eat.

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27 Dec 2019 Matthew (Program #28)

Matthew (Program #28) – The Continuation of the King’s Ministry (4)

There is a very fascinating account in the New Testament where the diciples of John the Baptist approached Jesus comparing their own religious practices with those of His followers.  The Lord’s response to them was marvelous beyond human wisdom.  What was this mysterious yet divine response?  We will look at it today.

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