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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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19 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #79)

Genesis (Program #79) – Being Chosen (2)

Today we are going to hear about the corporate aspect of God’s calling.

It is quite interesting to see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all put together are showing us one corporate man.  With Abraham you see a person who lives a life of faith.  With Isaac you see a person who lives a life of enjoyment and with Jacob you can see a person who has experienced transformation for the sake of the fulfillment God’s eternal purpose.  Eventually, Jacob’s name was Is-ra-el.  El on the end means God.  It means God has been added to this man.  So the wonder thing here you put these 3 together and you see what’s on God’s heart.  God’s eternal purpose is the main topic of the whole Bible.  And that is He wants to dispense Himself, and work Himself into a corporate humanity for what purpose?  So that He could be expressed.  God is working Himself into a corporate humanity so that He could be expressed through this humanity, because this is what is on His heart according to His eternal purpose which He made in eternity past.  So we see these 3 representing one corporate person in God’s purpose.

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18 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #78)
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Genesis (Program #78) – Being Chosen (1)

We have been looking at Abraham and Isaac and now we are going to spend quite some time as the Bible does dealing with Jacob.

One way to describe Jacob’s history recorded in Genesis is a long journey with much experience under the Lord’s hand.  A journey in which he is gradually transformed from a self-seeking supplanter into a prince of God, mature in life, reigning in life, able to bless others in the name of the Triune God…

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17 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #77)

Genesis (Program #77) – Having Natural Weakness as Abraham and Living in the Natural Life as Jacob

Today’s life study is going to deal very much with natural life and the weaknesses of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

When we reconsider these Old Testament “heroes”, we don’t think of their weaknesses.  However, through these life studies we have come to see the real situation.  We have often heard of Abraham as the father of faith.  We have seen how he believed that God was able to call things not being as being, as in the case of the birth of Isaac.  And also believing in God being able to raise Isaac from the dead, after he offered him on Mount Moriah.  And we usually consider everything about Abraham happening to him because he was a good, God-fearing man, strong in the faith.  But if you have being following these life studies of Genesis, you found out that Abraham learned many lessons by his weaknesses and even his naturalness in the way he did things, the way he tried to help God and tried to enter into a clever solution to certain problems that came up as in the case of the birth of Ishmael and in his trying to have Eliezer to be in the place of his son.  These kind of things show that Abraham wasn’t that perfect.  He had some weakness that he acted in a natural way and he did things according to his natural cleverness…

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16 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #76)

Genesis (Program #76) – Resting and Enjoying

We have more marvelous pictures from the experience of Isaac.   Pictures is appropriate because anyone who has followed these life studies, I am sure has being able to see one picture after another.  And it’s amazing that the Old Testament book of Genesis that we have been in has been so much help to us with our New Testament experience of life.  What is the relationship between the Old and New Testament in the divine revelation?

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15 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #75)

Genesis (Program #75) – Inheriting Grace

Our life study today in Genesis brings us to somewhat of a transition.  Of course, we have been dealing for many many programs now with Abraham.  Today we begin to look at Abraham’s son Isaac.  Before we get to that I wonder in several places in Scriptures, God is referred to as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  What is the significance of this particular title and what is it implied?

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14 Apr 2019 Hebrews (Program #4)

Hebrews (Program #4) – Christ as the Son of God – as God Superior to the Angels

In the book of Hebrews, we see the vast superiority of Christ to everything, everyone and every matter in the entire old covenant. What could compare to Christ? We all know that there is an Old and New Testament (or covenant). Both have God and angels and many other godly items. But one is vastly superior to the other. We’ll look at this comparison from the book of Hebrews on today’s life study of the Bible.

We believe that the apostle Paul was the writer of Hebrews. Considering his audience at the time, why was it necessary for him to so meticulously build a strong case for the new covenant by comparing it to the old? more…

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14 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #74)

Genesis (Program #74) – Having No Maturity in Life

Today’s life study is going to focus on Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, somewhat collectively, including many of their failures and weakness.

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13 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #73)

Genesis (Program #73) – The Marriage of Isaac – A Type of Christ Marrying the Church

Our life study today brings us to a very pleasant portion.  We are going to examine the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah.  There is much symbolism behind it as we are going to see in this life study.

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12 Apr 2019 Genesis (Program #72)
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Genesis (Program #72) – The Marriage of Isaac – A Practical Living in Oneness with the Lord

With the casual reading, Genesis appears to be a book of creation with some stories of some of the great men of the Old Testament.  But I think during the course of these life study programs we have seen much much more.

The real focus of the book of Genesis is showing God of purpose carrying out His economy for His purpose with mankind.  God is not a God of remedy for mistakes but He is a God of purpose to carry out what He intended from the earliest time.

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