Archive for ◊ January, 2020 ◊

31 Jan 2020 Numbers (Program #21)

Numbers (Program #21) – Fighting (2)

We all know the story of Israel’s forty-year long journey in the wilderness.  Their journey, though unnecessary long, wasn’t aimless or without a goal.  They had a definite destination, the good land, the land of Emmanuel, today’s Israel.  This land as we have seen before, is a type and even a picture of Christ, of our Christ, who is our goal and destination.  But as we’ve seen, God also has an enemy who opposes Him and frustrates His people, bringing in a kind of warfare in the spiritual realm.  The book of Numbers touches this warfare repeatedly.  Today we come to chapter 22 where the tactic employed by Satan against God’s people Israel changes dramatically,  This program is full of much insight.  We really pray that the Lord would shine in this word today.

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31 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #63)

Matthew (Program #63) – Prophecy of the Kingdom (2)

After shocking His disciples with the prophecy concerning the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, they asked the Lord then for signs that would signal the end of the Age and His Coming. He responded by telling them to watch for a very specific event, the abomination of desolation spoken of through Daniel. Just what is this key event that will signal the end of the Age and the Coming of Christ?

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30 Jan 2020 Numbers (Program #20)

Numbers (Program #20) – Fighting (1)

As the Old Testament is a book of pictures and types, what does Canaan signify?  Well, to many people it is synonymous with heaven.  Actually Canaan, one of the names for the good land that God brought His people Israel into in the Old Testament which is also a type of the all-inclusive Christ that we are possessing in the New Testament, was a name used to describe the land when it was filled with enemies, even giants that had to be fought against and overcome before the people can go in.  The warfare of God’s people against the authorities and rulers of Satan’s kingdom is the topic of our life study today in Numbers.

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30 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #62)

Matthew (Program #62) – Prophecy of the Kingdom (1)

One of the great prophecies concerning the end times is found in Matthew chapter 24. This word spoken by the Lord Jesus concerned the magnificent temple in Jerusalem and its future destruction. Of course this word was fulfilled later when the Roman general Titus and his army utterly destroyed the temple. To this day, the temple has never been rebuilt. But this is just the first of many prophecies given by the Lord Jesus in chapters 24 and 25 of Matthew…

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29 Jan 2020 Numbers (Program #19)

Numbers (Program #19) – Journeying (12)

When we want or need something from God what is our attitude?   Do we come to Him meekly in a begging way or do we come demanding that He give us this or that?  Well, probably your prayers are more in a pleading or begging van rather than ordering God to do something.  But you might be surprised to realize that there are actually are times the Lord will response when we speak to Him in a direct way, bidding Him to grant our need.  It all depends on what we are asking for.  Stay tune for a wonderfully insightful program on today’s life study from Numbers.

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29 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #61)

Matthew (Program #61) – Rebuking of the Jewish Religionists and Forsaking Jerusalem with Its Temple

Hypocrisy, Webster defines it as the act or practice of pretending to be what one is not.  Today we are covering Matthew chapter 23 and you want to stay with us because we are going to see what the Lord Jesus say to the religious ones of His days about their hypocrisy.   As we get into chapter 23 to look at this very striking message.

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28 Jan 2020 Numbers (Program #18)

Numbers (Program #18) – Journeying (11)

In Numbers chapter 20, the people of God were journeying through the wilderness on their way to the good land.  But water was scarce and the two million Hebrews with their substantial flocks and herds were suffering.  As might be expected, this cause people to complain and contend with Moses.  The attitude of the people brought out frustration and even anger on the part of Moses who had seen the Lord’s own anger and judgment brought upon the people for their previous rebellion.  But Moses’ dealing with them in this case, brought in God’s judgment once more.  Only this time not upon the people, but upon Moses.

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28 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #60)

Matthew (Program #60) – The Heavenly King Being Tested (3)

In the day right before the crucifixion of Christ, the situation in Jerusalem was very confused.  In many ways we have to say it’s much like today.  All manner of religious factions and groups each with their own spin on the theological questions of the day.  And each of these groups took their turn asking the Lord Jesus what they thought were difficult even clever questions try to catch Him in a way that they could use to their advantage.  But in each turn, of course Jesus prevailed.   Until ultimately He silences them by asking them the real question of questions, “What did you think about Christ?  Whose Son is He?”  As we look at the four-part test that the Lord Jesus allowed His opposers to subject Him to.  And then this greatest of all questions that He turn to them.

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27 Jan 2020 Numbers (Program #17)

Numbers (Program #17) – Journeying (10)

When God’s people rebel against Him by challenging the ones that God has selected to speak for Him and lead them, God’s response was severe and momentous; the earth opened up and swallowed the leaders of this rebellion.  Then the Lord came as a pillar of fire to consume others who had joined the rebellion.  These great miracles were associated with God’s judgment.  But when the time came for the Lord to vindicate Himself and His chosen ones, it was not a great miracle, but the smallest one; simply causing a dead and dried up stick to bud, blossom and bear fruit.

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27 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #59)

Matthew (Program #59) – The Heavenly King Being Tested (2)

The final chapter of Matthew presents a series of parables that are often referred to and even quoted but seldom understood or explained in a full and complete way.  These parables all deal not with going to heavens but with the coming kingdom to be established on earth with Christ Himself reigning in righteousness as the King of kings.  And they also deal with our participation and enjoyment in this coming kingdom age.  One of these well-known parables is the story of the marriage feast.  In particularly, one who is called but then expelled for not being dressed in proper wedding garment.

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