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20 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #11)

Exodus (Program #11) – The Purpose of God’s Calling

The story of Moses is really the story of God’s calling.  Moses was surely called by God.  The account of this calling is both riveting and captivating.  How we admire a man like Moses so useful to God for His purpose.  But what about us?  Is God also calling us?  And if so, what is the purpose?  Stay with us today, and you might be surprised to find out that God is calling us and calling us for the very same purpose He called Moses.

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19 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #10)

Exodus (Program #10) – The Complete View of God’s Call of Moses

God needs man to assist Him in His move.  This is a clear message of the Bible: God needs man.  For this God calls man.  God has called scores of men over the ages including all the great figures of the Bible, such as Abraham and King David and all the New Testament apostles.  But none of these experienced the complete calling that God gave to Moses.  It is this complete calling that God also desires to give to us.  We will focus on the complete view of God’s call to Moses on today’s life study of the Bible.

Witness Lee has said that God’s calling of Moses is the most complete of any calling recorded in Scriptures.  He compares it on a lot of occasions to God’s calling of the apostle Paul in the New Testament.  What makes this picture such a complete one?

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18 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #9)

Exodus (Program #9) – The Male Help and the Female Help to the Called One

God’s people were in a desperate condition and their cries reached the ears of God, who fully desired to save them.  But He first needed to complete the preparation of His called one Moses before moving for the accomplishment of His purpose.  What was the preparation that such great and mighty man of God needed before God could use him?  Stay with us as we look at God’s preparation of Moses on today’s life study of the Bible.

We are going to look at Moses again today in a couple aspects.  He had a definite and complete calling by God.  But also in the account of these early chapters in Exodus, we can see that God had to fully prepare him before He could call and use him.  A lot of the stories and events that are in Exodus that have become famous Bible stories are really part of that preparation…

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17 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #8)

Exodus (Program #8) – The Three Signs

By the time God had fully prepared Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, God came to him and equipped him with 3 miraculous signs that he could use before the people to clearly identify him as the one that God has selected.  The story of these 3 signs has become popular Sunday school lesson over the years.  But the real spiritual light and significance of these 3 signs goes far beyond any Sunday school lesson.  There is a powerful speaking and shining from the Lord for all of His people in this word.  Please don’t miss this classic presentation from Exodus on today’s life study of the Bible.

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16 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #7)

Exodus (Program #7) – The Corporate Thornbush

One of the classical Bible stories of all time is the stories of Moses and the burning bush.  But within the details of this great story if were given the proper key; marvelous light and genuine divine revelation is available for any child of God with an open heart and seeking spirit.  Wonderful riches await to unfold on today’s life study of the Bible.

In chapter 3 of Exodus, particularly a story that is well-known to a lot of people.  Verse 2 of Exodus  “And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him (Moses) in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush. And when he looked, there was the thorn-bush, burning with fire; but the thorn-bush was not consumed.”  A well-known passage but as we mentioned in the introduction, the riches are really in the details.  Without getting the details we are going to miss a great deal in this message.

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15 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #6)

Exodus (Program #6) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (2)

At the age of 40 when he was just in his prime, God called Moses.  But God did not employ him in that calling for another 40 years.  By now Moses is an old man, drained of both his strength of body as well as strength of soul.  Yet this was the time God could use him for His purpose.  God’s preparation of Moses, the one sent by God to deliver His people is one of the most revealing and illuminating stories in the Bible because it fully applies to us.

Firstly we are going to see the purpose of God’s calling.  In another words,  God has called each of us as believers in Christ, but what is the purpose of that calling?   Then number 2, we want to see how God prepares us to be His called ones, and to be His sent ones to accomplish His purpose.  This is seen in the way God called Moses and the way God prepared Moses to be His sent one.  Again this would be very applicable to us in our Christian life.

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14 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #5)

Exodus (Program #5) – God’s Calling of the Prepared One (1)

Israel, out of the pain of their suffering and under the oppressive hand of Pharaoh in Egypt cried out to God to save them.  These cries were heard and God was moved in His compassion to rescue His people.  Yet He tarry for 80 years before coming in to save them.  Have you ever been forced to wait for God to answer your crying out to Him?  Why does God often make us wait?  The surprising answer may be that God is really waiting for us.

We are going to see today that God was deeply motivated by the cries of His people, Israel and He wanted to deliver them from the tyranny that they were under in Egypt.  But He delayed taking action for a long period of time.  We can all relate to having to wait for the Lord. Sometime it seems like an eternity to us.  But our God is a very patient, isn’t He?

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13 Jun 2019 Genesis (Program #134)

Genesis (Program #134) – The Reigning Aspect of the Matured Israel (8)

We come today to our final regular program of the life study of Genesis.  We have one final look at Joseph as a full type of Christ.  We’ve said that often before.  But really what do we mean by that comparison?

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13 Jun 2019 Exodus (Program #4)

Exodus (Program #4) – The Life Useful to God

We all know that Moses was a great man used mightily by God for the accomplishment of His purpose.  Have you ever noticed though that God did not use him until he was well beyond the peak of his natural strength and ability.  In the New Testament, the apostle Peter was also greatly used by the Lord, but not until after the Lord had subdue his natural strength and severely dealt with him and restricted him.  What can we learn from the experience of these spiritual men as it relates to our life before Christ.

We are going to have another surprising message for our listeners today.  We are going to look at the characteristic or trait that most equips or qualifies a person to be useful to God in the accomplishment of His purpose.

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12 Jun 2019 Genesis (Program #133)

Genesis (Program #133) – The Reigning Aspect of the Matured Israel (7)

This is our next to the last program from Genesis and soon we will be going on to the book of Romans and we certainly look forward to that.

…this particular exposition of the book of Genesis is really a spiritual classic.  We called it a life study; it’s a study in a particular sense in that we want to see how God in Christ as the spirit wants to be our life and our everything.  Especially we just like to review for our listeners, we’ve see these 9 great men in the book of Genesis – we have seen a complete picture of the believers’ experience of Christ as life for God’s eternal purpose…

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