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13 Feb 2018 Romans (Program #16)

Romans (Program #16) – The Freedom of the Spirit in Our spirit (2)

There is no reason that Christians should suffer from condemnation of any kind.  Rather, they should live a daily life that is victorious according to the Law of the Spirit of life as described in Romans 8.  The apostle Paul in Romans 8:1 says, “There is now then no condemnation to those who are in Christ”. If you have ever experienced condemnation or have battled with this monster that attacks Christians everywhere, you will not want to miss today’s Life-Study.

Probably, condemnation is one of the most common negative conditions of believers everywhere.  All of us have battled with this at one time or another and it really can be a serious problem for all Christians if they don’t get help.  Condemnation is a terrible thing.  We should not live a life under condemnation, yet many Christians do.  more…

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06 Aug 2017 Exodus (Program# 64)

Exodus (Program #64) – Apart From the Living God the Law Becoming the Killing Letters

God’s eternal purpose is to work Himself into us as our life so that we may take Him as our person to live Him and to express Him. This is the desire of God’s heart; it is also the focal point of the Bible including the book of Exodus. Stay with us today as we are drawn again to God’s intention and heart’s desire even as He gave man the revelation of His law and commandments.

This program again brings us into the Exodus of God’s people and the continuing unveiling of how this story is really our story as well. In Exodus 19 and 20, God gave the commandments to the people, most people know them as the ten commandments.  Right away the people responded with this word, “All that God has said we will do”.  That seems good enough when we read it but this was really a window that exposes a lot about the people.  Why is it such a telling remark showing that the people were a long way from where God desires them to be? more…

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03 Aug 2017 Exodus (Program #61)

Exodus (Program #61) – The Negative Aspect of the Giving of the Law and Its Function (1)

God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. Yet the law that He gave to His people in Exodus chapter 20 sometimes may seem to bring us darkness. What determines whether it’s light or darkness is not God – it’s all the time dependent on our condition. We will see why sometimes we experience God in the light and other times when we touch His word, we are brought into darkness.

Throughout this series of messages related to the law as it was given by the Lord through Moses to His people Israel, a metaphor has been used to help convey two opposite functions of the law – this is an analogy of day and night. Between God and man or between His word and man seems like there’s always these two aspects.  Mainly we’ve been focusing on the “day” aspect of the law up until today.  more…

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02 Aug 2017 Exodus (Program #60)

Exodus (Program #60) – The Blessing Received by the Loving Seekers of God Through His Law as His Living Word (2)

In the Bible, God promises many different blessings to His people. We may seek outward blessings of material prosperity or physical health. But of all the blessings He may bestow on us, the highest blessing is that He would become our portion. What is it to have God as our portion?

We return again today to the book of Exodus, the remarkable journey of God’s people out of the bondage of the worldly captivity and through the wilderness.  We are going to divert a little bit today specifically in this life study of Exodus and spend most of our time at Psalm 119. This psalm fits very well into this examination of the law of God that was given in Exodus. There’s no portion of God’s word that speaks so exhaustively and completely concerning the law of God in Psalm 119.

We’re going to begin today by considering the law or the commandments from the point of view of a testimony – a testimony of a person that gives or makes the law. What does it mean that the law of God shows us God? more…

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30 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #57)

Exodus (Program #57) – How the Old Testament Seekers of God Enjoyed His Law (2)

On the mountain of God in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan, God gave the commandments to His people.  Yet if we would look at how the Lord give the law to His people, we would see the law came with God’s presence.  If we can come to His presence whenever we come to the Word, the Bible will be a much different book to us.

Again we’re going to look at the law of commandments or the ten commandments that were delivered to the people in Exodus 19 and 20.  Usually these commandments are thought of in a heavy and burdensome way but today’s fellowship is going to bring our listeners into a much different appreciation of the commandments.

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29 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #56)

Exodus (Program #56) – How the Old Testament Seekers of God Enjoyed His Law (1)

The law was given by God to His people in the book of Exodus but it became a dominant feature and theme throughout the entire Old Testament; the Psalmist touched in many places particularly Psalms 1:19 the longest of the Psalms and this is devoted entirely to the enjoyment of the law. Did you ever consider the law of God as the source of sweet and intimate fellowship with God full of enjoyment?  Stay with us for this marvelous life-study message.

This is the life-study of Exodus but we are going to spend the entire program today in the Psalms.  Mostly in Psalms 1:19 where the writer, the psalmist, speaks about the law but he does it almost as if the law were a person. It’s full of love and intimacy. I sense this is someone who is a real seeker.To get into the heart of this Psalms, we need the background of what we’ve seen in the past few programs.

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28 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #55)

Exodus (Program #55) – Keeping the Law of God by Loving Him and His Word and Becoming One with Him (2)

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals many deep and mysterious truths. Perhaps the greatest mystery is that it reveals two simple persons, one male and one female. And the romance that ensues between these two persons, it begins in the first pages of Genesis and continues throughout the entire Bible until it is ultimately consummated in the closing passages of Revelation. Have you ever seen the divine romance?

This message is full of vision, and depth, and unveils God’s eternal purpose; and that He has been propelled by His love for man, and He desires above all to enjoy man as His loving counterpart for eternity. This is quite a view of the Bible; a different view that is commonly spoken of and experienced by believers today. To see this kind of love relationship is really a hidden part in the Word of God.

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27 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #54)

Exodus (Program #54) – Keeping the Law of God by Loving Him and His Word and Becoming One with Him (1)

We’re all familiar with the vows that are an important part of every wedding. Taken out of the context of the wedding, however, these vows can sound very much like restrictions, demands, or even laws. But in the context of the wedding, they become much less burdensome, and in fact are a testimony of absolute love and life long commitment. Have you ever viewed the laws and commandments given by God in this light?

It is revolutionary from the standpoint that it is not what many people understand when you say the giving of the law. Depending whether you’re Jewish or Christian, they could have different thoughts. But it centers around a pretty legal, judicial kind of understanding of God and of His demand upon man.

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26 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #53)

Exodus (Program #53) – God Seeking Lovers in Giving His Law to His People

The law of God, or the ten commandments as they’re commonly known, can have a very unpleasant connotation. Usually, they represent a demand on us that we know we cannot meet. So like most things that we can’t handle, our tendency is to avoid them, or try to explain them away, or otherwise, distance ourselves. But rather than being something to create distance between God and man, God’s view of the commandments is that they would draw and bind man to Himself, even as the marriage vows bind a loving couple for life.

There is a marvelous revelation ahead of us here that’s thoroughly and absolutely grounded in the Scriptures. And when we compare scripture with scripture, and consider the giving of the law in light of the total divine revelation, especially concerning the divine romance, we have a wonderful and delightful surprise…

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25 Jul 2017 Exodus (Program #52)

Exodus (Program #52) – The Law Being the Living Word of God Infusing His Substance Into His Loving Seekers

Moses the man of God met with God on the mountain of God for 40 days.  During that time God gave him the commandments for the people.  But when he came down from the mountain he had something more than just ten commandments inscribed on two tablets of stone; he was a man who was thoroughly infused with God’s element.

This is our second of the thirty programs that are going to be devoted to this matter of the law.  I said that almost reluctantly that our listeners would think “my goodness thirty programs devoted to the law!”  But what we are saying in these early ones and it will multiply as we go on it’s just one marvelous interpretation after another.  This is really a classic message in a classic portion of this ministry.  The subject that we’ve come to today specifically is God’s giving the commandments to Moses in Exodus chapter 20. This is going to go far beyond our natural concept concerning the law.

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