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24 Nov 2019 Revelation (Program #63)

Revelation (Program #63) – The New Jerusalem (5)

The New Jerusalem is the consummation of the divine revelation in the Bible. But how practical is it to you?  If it’s something that is far away from your daily experience, then you’ll especially want to stay with us today for this life study of Revelation.

We are talking today about the New Jerusalem in particularly two aspects; the gates and the street – one street in the city but many gates…

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24 Nov 2019 Exodus (Program #168)

Exodus (Program #168) – Moses Stay With God – Recovery of a Broken Covenant, Warning Concerning Idolatry, The Lord’s Promise

Most of us know the story of the great sin of Israel at Mount Sinai as Moses is coming down the mountain with the tablets containing the ten commandments.  The people get fully caught in idolatry even gross sin.  Moses reflecting God’s own indignation smashes the tablets containing the law, deal sternly with the people.  What follows this well-known account is very fascinating, yet it’s usually overlooked when the story is told.

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23 Nov 2019 Revelation (Program #62)

Revelation (Program #62) – The New Jerusalem (4)

What is the appearance of God?  According to Revelation chapter 4 verse 3, it’s jasper – the same substance as the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 verse 11. On today’s life study of the Bible from Revelation, we are going to talk about this unified or unique appearance of God and His people.

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23 Nov 2019 Exodus (Program #167)

Exodus (Program #167) – A Companion of God – Propitiating for the People, Interceding, Bargaining With God

In Genesis, Abraham is called the friend of God.  And in the New Testament, the Lord Jesus referred to His disciples with the same intimate expression.  But in Exodus, God called Moses not just His friend but His companion.  As a  companion, Moses became God’s associate, His partner in pursue of a single enterprise.  How can we become God’s partner?  We will look at this intriguing question today.

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22 Nov 2019 Revelation (Program #61)

Revelation (Program #61) – The New Jerusalem (3)

Revelation, the final book of the Bible, opens many things to us in its 22 chapters. But the key to unlocking these revelations is to realize that primarily, this is a book of signs and symbols. The final sign, that of a city called New Jerusalem reveals God’s ultimate intention and our ultimate destiny. To see this, however, requires not just our natural understanding. Rev 21:10 says, “And he carried me away in spirit onto a great and high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” If we can be in spirit as John was, and in a sense, be carried away to a high mountain by the Lord’s mercy, we can see this city as well.

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22 Nov 2019 Exodus (Program #166)

Exodus (Program #166) – A Companion of God – Mediator, Knowing God’s Heart

Exodus reveals a tremendous breach between God and His people Israel, brought on by the sin of the golden calf.  At the very time God was giving the commandments to Moses, Israel was breaking several of them at the bottom of the mountain.  To rectify the situation more was needed than just God’s forgiveness;  God and man needed a mediator.

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21 Nov 2019 Revelation (Program #60)

Revelation (Program #60) – The New Jerusalem (2)

Of all the revelations in the book of Revelation, the most profound is the final one. Seen in chapters 21 and 22,

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will tabernacle with them, and they will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. ” – Rev 21:1-3

What these verses, in fact, what these chapters reveal, is not heaven with streets of gold and mansions, but rather a spiritual building, a composition of God with His redeemed people that comes out of heaven to the new earth.

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21 Nov 2019 Exodus (Program #165)

Exodus (Program #165) – The Principle of the Golden Calf Idol – Moses’ Petition for the Idolatrous People, Jehovah’s Word

In one of the truly remarkable passages in the Bible, the very God and Creator of the universe is provoked beyond His patience by the idolatry of His people Israel.  In His anger He vowed to destroy them but in the midst of His righteous and holy indignation, He is persuaded not only to spare them but even to repent of His justifiable plan.  What is it or who is it that can change God’s mind?

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20 Nov 2019 Revelation (Program #59)

Revelation (Program #59) – The New Jerusalem (1)

“And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God…” – Rev 21:2

Many Christians believe their ultimate destiny is to go to heaven. But this verse, at the end of the Bible in the book of Revelation, shows us that the New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven from God. Today is the first of six programs that we are going to have dealing with the New Jerusalem, which is really the ultimate destiny of the believers.

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20 Nov 2019 Exodus (Program #164)

Exodus (Program #164) – The Principle of the Golden Calf Idol – Two Scenes, An Idol Made by God’s Redeemed People

We all have heard the story of God calling Moses to Mount Sinai and gave him the ten commandments.  And while Moses was there in God’s presence, God also gave him the design and instructions for building His habitation on earth with man, the tabernacle.  This was the wonderful scene at the top of Mount Sinai.  Yet at the same time, God’s people, Israel were at the base of the mountain, worshiping at the feet of a golden idol.   What a contrast!  These two scenes will our focus on this life study program.

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