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29 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #89)

Genesis (Program #89) – Being Broken

We have a very interesting story today.  But as always, there is much more here than just a story.  Jacob has had a all night wrestling match.  Witness Lee is going to give his own introduction today.  But briefly, the context of this story reveals that Jacob is very fearful of his brother, Esau, when God engages him.  Why was Jacob so fearful of his own brother?

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28 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #88)

Genesis (Program #88) – Being Dealt With (9)

We are very much absorbed these days in these life studies and experiences of Jacob.

As a background of Jacob’s life up to this point, you can look from two point of views.  One is what God was doing with Jacob and the other view is what Jacob was doing with God’s promises.   In the first place God chose Jacob and God gave him some promises even work out a lot of ways to deal with him and took him through a lot of experiences.  From God’s point of view, He was really working on Jacob to bring him to full transformed man.  These experiences we’ve had so far are part of the dealings that God had with Jacob.  But from Jacob’s side, when you look at it from his point of view, Jacob is always working things out according to his own view, according to his own standing…

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27 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #87)

Genesis (Program #87) – Being Dealt With (8)

Our story of Jacob, the picture of transformation continues today in Genesis 31.  With Jacob, this process seems to be life-long.  But I heard Christians say that transformation will take place in the twinkling of an eye at the Lord’s return.  Isn’t there a verse in the Bible that confirm this understanding?

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26 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #86)

Genesis (Program #86) – Being Dealt With (7)

We will be again on Jacob’s dream on Genesis 28 to see the intrinsic significance of the dream that the Lord give him in this chapter.  We have already touched this, but because of its significance of the first appearing in the Bible of the House of God.  It’s probably worth another look.

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25 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #85)
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Genesis (Program #85) – Being Dealt With (6)

These chapters, chapter 30 and 31 of Genesis, we are going to see a very interesting story.   But our focus is not just the story, we are discovering the principles of life in all these passages in Genesis.  What is the background of our life study today regarding Jacob and his experience with Laban?

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24 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #84)

Genesis (Program #84) – Being Dealt With (5)

Today’s study brings us to chapter 29, a very interesting chapter in Jacob’s life.

We have come now quite a way with Jacob and by this time he has left home and he is on a journey to go to his uncle Laban.  His mother has worked out a lot of details for him to get away from his brother, who is kind of a threat to him, even to his life.  But the mother has, I would say manipulated the situation to get her favorite son free from Esau’s threats and arrange him to go back to the land of her family, particularly to her brother’s place to find a wife from their own kindred.  So he left, he is on his way now in chapter 29 and he gets right to the place where there is a well….

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23 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #83)

Genesis (Program #83) – Being Dealt With (4)

We have today the continuation of a message that we had in our last program, dealing with one of the pivotal, even crucial chapters of the entire Bible. What is the background on Jacob’s dream and why we should regard chapter 28 of Genesis so highly?

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22 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #82)

Genesis (Program #82) – Being Dealt With (3)

This is a pivotal and crucial chapter in the divine revelation.  Witness Lee has even said that this is one of the most important chapters in the entire Bible.  Why such a lofty appraisal of this chapter?

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21 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #81)

Genesis (Program #81) – Being Dealt With (2)

We are at a point of a turn in Jacob’s life.  We have reached quite a crucial point in tracing Jacob in his experiences.  The portion of Scriptures that’s before us in this broadcast is Genesis 28 verses 10 through 22, which is the account of Jacob being sent out from his home to go to seek a wife among his relatives of his mother.  On the way, he comes to certain place and needing some rest he took a stone to use for a pillow and lay down on it.  There he had a dream; he saw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven and angels ascending and descending on it.  God was standing above the ladder and saying “I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac”.  He told Jacob He will give the land on which Jacob was lying, give it to him and to his seed after him…

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20 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #80)

Genesis (Program #80) – Being Dealt With (1)

We are going on today on Jacob’s full and very interesting life.   And I’d like draw attention again to the fact that the Bible affords nearly one half of the entire book of Genesis detailing Jacob’s dealings with God.

We pointed out in another occasion that Jacob’s experience signifies the believer’s experience of transformation.  I believe we will see more of this in this broadcast.   For the book of Genesis to devote so many chapters to Jacob, indicates at least two things…

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