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09 Jan 2020 Leviticus (Program #39)

Leviticus (Program #39) – The Word of Warning

All children of God should have the desire to obey Him, as our Father, we should obey Him in order to honour Him. Yet do we know who is this One that we want to please and obey?  Well, the Bible reveals that He is the very God of creation and of the Old Testament for there’s only one God and forever there will only be one God. But if we do not know Him according to the process that He has passed through in order to reach man, it will be impossible for us to live in the realm of real obedience.  The processed Triune God – that’s our focus on this message today from the life-study of Leviticus.

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09 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #41)

Matthew (Program #41) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (9)

To outward observation, the kingdom of God today appears as a great an imposing tree.  It also appears as a field with both wheat and tares sown together.   And further, it is as a loaf composed of fine flour but leavened to make it light and airy.  This picture of how God’s kingdom would appear in the future was presented by Christ Himself in Matthew chapter 13.

Today we have not just this prophesy or the doctrine of this kingdom, but we have the practical fulfillment of this word, easily seen before our eyes.  But the question we have to consider is does this practical appearance of the kingdom also match what God’s word reveals of His desire for the kingdom?   We continue to explore this meaningful question for all of God’s people…

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08 Jan 2020 Leviticus (Program #38)

Leviticus (Program #38) – The Sabbath Year and the Jubilee (2) & (3)

A very special time in the lives of the Old Testament people of God was called the Jubilee. It only came every fifty years but it was a marvelous provision that freed the captives, returned lost properties and possessions to the original owners and full restored family and even relationships. No wonder the literal meaning of this word is to shout with great joy. The Israelites were not the only ones included in the jubilee because the Lord Jesus proclaimed that He Himself came to be the real jubilee for all those that receive Him, even today.

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08 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #40)

Matthew (Program #40) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (8)

What is the kingdom of God like?  Well, the Lord Jesus in Matthew 13 revealed that the kingdom is like a tender delicious herb, and like bread made from fine flour.  Both of these are good things to eat.  But He goes on to reveal that the kingdom is also like a treasure hidden in the earth and a pearl worth selling all for.  From something good to eat to a most precious treasure.   This is the revelation of the kingdom of the heavens from Matthew 13.

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07 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #39)

Matthew (Program #39) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (7)

After revealing Himself in Matthew 13 as the sower of the seeds of the kingdom, the Lord Jesus then goes on to give 3 parables that together paint a remarkable clear picture of the situation today and the sphere of Christendom.  These 3 parables all point to outward characteristics that seem at first glance to be something positive to help God’s kingdom to grow.  But a closer examination reveals aspects of corruption and abominable practices that have infiltrated God’s kingdom.  Don’t miss this critical, even crucial word today.

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07 Jan 2020 Leviticus (Program #37)

Leviticus (Program #37) – The Sabbath Year and the Jubilee (1)

The gospel of Luke chapter 4 has a wonderful and often quoted passage: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to announce the gospel of the poor; He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away in release those who are oppressed/ To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, the year of jubilee.” The Lord Jesus was actually quoting from Isaiah in this passage but the reference to the year of jubilee is found in Leviticus chapter 25. This is perhaps the best known chapter in this entire book and the spiritual significance of it will become, not just a good Bible teaching, but become the source of our shouting for joy, our jubilee!

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06 Jan 2020 Leviticus (Program #36)

Leviticus (Program #36) – The Festivals (2)

The day of Pentecost is recorded in the book of Acts, is looked upon by many Christians as being a landmark event in the history of Christianity.  And rightly so, as it is associated with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  But Pentecost also coincide with the Jewish festival known as the Feast of Weeks as initiated in the book of Leviticus.  From the light of the Old Testament types and pictures we have been getting in the book of Leviticus, it bears even more significance for us today.  We want to look at Pentecost on today’s program from a very new and a very fresh perspective.

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06 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #38)

Matthew (Program #38) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (6)

Christian workers are almost universally driven, even compelled by the ambition to make their church or their ministry bigger and bigger.  But the parable of the kingdom in Matthew 13 don’t put such positive emphasis on bigger.  There all the values is placed on that which is genuine and growing and healthy in a proper fashion.  Don’t miss our life study today from Matthew 13 and the parable of the tares.

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05 Jan 2020 Leviticus (Program #35)

Leviticus (Program #35) – The Festivals (1)

Festivals, feasts and holidays are special time for all humans.  They are always associated with rest and enjoyment and they are only satisfying when enjoyed with others.  In other words they are mean to be corporate events.  The Bibles records 7 annual festivals or feasts that were very much part of the Old Testament economy and these are found in the book of Leviticus chapter 23.  God’s people eagerly anticipated all of them.  Though we as God’s New Testament people are not bonded to celebrate or hold these festivals outwardly today, they each have tremendous insight and spiritual application to every child of God.  Stay with us today, as we look at the feasts in Leviticus 23 in our life study of the Bible program.

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05 Jan 2020 Matthew (Program #37)

Matthew (Program #37) – The Establishment of the King’s Rejection (5)

One day Jesus opened up to His disciples and began to speak to them about the kingdom by way of parables.   These parables seems to be simple stories that convey basic aspects of the kingdom of God.  But in truth, they are profound to the uttermost and the truth that they convey are anything but simple.  The rich and deep features of the kingdom of the heavens await any blessed ones with eyes to see and ears to  hear.  As we look at the first of these great parables in Matthew chapter 13.

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