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20 May 2017 Genesis (Program #120)

Genesis (Program #120) – The Spiritual Significance of Joseph and Benjamin (2)

If you have ever wondered why the outward circumstance in your life seems so contrary to what you usually think of as God’s blessing.  You’ll want to stay tune to today’s life study of Genesis with Witness Lee.   Another marvelous life study from the final chapters of Genesis is before us.

Today brings to our second message dealing with the spiritual blessing that was typified by Joseph and Benjamin, the final two of the twelve sons of Jacob.   Witness Lee is going to begin today by pointing out that these blessings to his 12 sons began first with a sinner, one caught in a gross sin even.  What is the significance of this point and what are the implications for us?

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19 May 2017 Genesis (Program #119)

Genesis (Program #119) – The Spiritual Significance of Joseph and Benjamin (1)

Today we are going to look at Joseph, a fruitful bough and Benjamin a ravenous wolf from the final passages of Genesis.  We are in Genesis chapter 49 today.  This is one of those chapters that is all-inclusive…

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18 May 2017 Genesis (Program #118)

Genesis (Program #118) – The Manifestation of Maturity (6)

We come again today to the blessings that Jacob gave to his 12 sons near the end of Genesis.  Today we have the final two, Joseph and Benjamin.  Witness Lee will again point out that these two really complete one another.  What does this mean?

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17 May 2017 Genesis (Program #117)

Genesis (Program #117) – The Spiritual Significance of Dan, Gad, Asher, and Naphtali

Quite a lovely picture as Jacob gathered his 12 sons together to deliver a blessing.  Today we are going to focus on the group of Dan, Gad, Asher and Naphtali.  Regarding Jacob’s speaking of these blessings, Jacob is not giving moral exhortation and surely he is not engaging in an exercise of eloquence or natural speaking ability.  In sharp contrast, Jacob is prophesying by speaking forth blessings upon his 12 sons.  In order to speak with blessings in this way, we need to reach a stage that we are mature in the divine life.  This speaking is full of life, is full of insight.  It is profoundly accurate and amazing in the way it unveils as a whole God’s economy with His people…

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16 May 2017 Genesis (Program #116)

Genesis (Program #116) – The Manifestation of Maturity (5)

Jacob says “I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah”, meaning Dan was such a problem, he didn’t know what else to say but to cry out for God’s salvation.  The good part is God heard it.  So you have a man who is all of a sudden victorious.  Where did the victory come from?  It came from the prayer.

We have Jacob’s speaking to his 12 sons….

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15 May 2017 Genesis (Program #115)

Genesis (Program #115) – The Spiritual Significance of the Blessing Prophesied concerning Judah, Zebulun, and Issachar (2)

Today we are going to continue our extended visit to chapter 49 of Genesis.   This wonderful chapter 49 of Genesis,  where Jacob is delivering all the various blessings to his 12 sons.  Of course, in Hebrews, we realize that this was a beautiful, poetic utterance by Jacob but we’ve been also discovering that it is prophetic as well.  How do we know that these blessings have a prophetic and up-to-date meaning that is applicable to us as New Testament believers?

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14 May 2017 Genesis (Program #114)

Genesis (Program #114) – The Spiritual Significance of the Blessing Prophesied concerning Judah, Zebulun, and Issachar (1)

Our life study today brings us to chapter 49 of Genesis and the lion of the tribe of Judah.  We have spent quite some time on the matter of various blessings that Jacob has delivered to his 12 sons.   These blessings are in a beautiful, poetic form.  So we are taking the time to delve into the significance of all the pictures that are portrait here.  We are going to focus again today on a particular blessing given to Judah.

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13 May 2017 Genesis (Program #113)

Genesis (Program #113) – The Manifestation of Maturity (4)

If we want to enter into God’s heart concerning the rich and complete experience of Christ for His Body, we need to open to see the significance of Jacob’s prophesying over his twelve sons.  These speakings are about us and Christ today.

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05 Sep 2016 Isaiah (Program #23)

Isaiah (Program #23) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (10)

A tremendous verse in the New Testament book of Galatians tells us “I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”  This is Galatians 2:20.  Actually the type of this marvelous truth of the Christian life is displayed in the Old Testament book of Isaiah.  Mankind in general and we specifically were all “fired” and replaced by the victorious Christ.  This is the theme of this great Old Testament book of prophecy and also the theme of today’s program on the life study of the Bible.

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09 Jun 2016 1 Thessalonians (Program #15)

1 Thessalonians (Program #15) – Cooperation with the Divine Operation (1)

As we are caring for new believers, we likely often follow the pattern of the apostle Paul as he cared for the young Church in Thessalonica by giving them encouraging and hopeful passages from the Bible.

In the Thessalonians, it was Paul’s word concerning the coming rapture of the believers at the end of the age and the Lord Jesus promise return from the heavens to the earth that fill them with hope. But if we are fully faithful  to the pattern of the apostle will also bring them to the words of warning and sobriety that Paul concluded the book of 1 Thesssalonians with Chapter 5. Listen to this lengthy passage at the beginning of Chapter 5 of 1 Thessalonians 1-11:

But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need for anything to be written to you; For you yourselves know perfectly well that like a thief in the night, so the day of the Lord comes. When they say, Peace and security, then sudden destruction comes upon them, just as birth pangs to a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness that the day should overtake you like a thief; For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. So then let us not asleep, as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep during the night, and those who get drunk are drunk during the night; But since we are of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us in order that whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with Him. Therefore comfort one another, and build up each one the other, even as you also do.

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