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Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ December 1, 2022~ Vayetze

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 35:03


Audio reading: Genesis 30:28-31:16, Ezek 23:1-49, Heb 10:18-39, Psalm 109:1-31, Prov 27:13 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 24, 2022 ~ Toldot

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 31:37


Audio reading: Genesis 26:30-27:27, Ezek 47:1-48:35, 1 Peter 2:11-3:7, Psalm 119:49-64, Prov 28:12-13 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 23, 2022 ~ Toldot

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 31:07


Audio reading: Genesis 26:23-29, Ezek 45:13-46:24, 1 Peter 1:13-2:10, Psalm 119:33-48, Prov 28:11 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 22, 2022 ~ Toldot

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 25:11


Audio reading: Genesis 26:13-22, Ezek 44:1-45:12, 1 Peter 1:1-12, Psalm 119:17-32, Prov 28:8-10 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 21, 2022 ~Toldot

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 32:09


Audio reading: Genesis 26:6-12, Ezek 42:1-43:27, James 5:1-20, Psalm 119:1-16, Prov 28:6-7 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 20, 2022 ~ Toldot

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 38:06


Audio reading: Genesis 25:19-26:5, Ezek 40:28-41:26, James 4:1-17, Psalm 118:19-29,Prov 28:3-5 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 19, 2022 ~ Chayei Sarah

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 37:48


Audio reading: Genesis 25:12-18, Ezek 39:1-40:27, James 2:18-3:18, Psalm 118:1-18, Prov 28:2 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 18, 2022 ~ Chayei Sarah

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 32:28


Audio Reading: Genesis 25:1-11, Ezek 37:1-38:23, James 1:19-2:17, Psalm 117:1-2, Prov 28:1 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 17, 2022 ~ Chayei Sarah

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 34:01


Audio reading: Genesis 24:53-67, Ezek 35:1-36:38, James 1:1-18, Psalm 116:1-19, Prov 27:23-27 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 16, 2022 ~ Chayei Sarah

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 38:00


Audio reading: Genesis 24:27-52, Ezek 33:1- 34:31, Heb 13:1-25, Psalm 115:1-18, Prov 27:21-22 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Hebrew Nation Online
Ezekiel, Can These Bones Live?

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 50:00


Audio reading: Genesis 24:53-67, Ezek 35:1-36:38, James 1:1-18, Psalm 116:1-19, Prov 27:23-27 Audio reading: Genesis 25:1-11, Ezek 37:1-38:23, James 1:19-2:17, Psalm 117:1-2, Prov 28:1 Ezekiel is shown a huge field of dry bones. YHVH asks him, "Son of Man, can these dry bones live?" Who do the dry bones represent?   What is this tremendous prophecy all about? Why has their hope been lost? How will that hope be restored? Hint: the answer is found in Ezekiel 37:11: Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Next, YHVH tells Ezekiel to take two sticks and upon one stick he is to write "Judah" and on the other stick he is to write "Ephraim".  Then the two sticks are joined as ONE in the hand of YHVH. What is this a prophetic picture of? How does it impact you and me? Listen in and find out! “Then say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land. Ezekiel 37:21  

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 18:4-19 - What to do in Distress

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 5:14


Psalm 18 is a wonderful Psalm of David. In verses 1-3, David begins this Psalm with an expression of his devotion and love for Jehovah! In verse 1, David expressed his love “I will love you…”. In verse 2, he expressed his faith, “in whom I will trust”. And in verse 3, he expressed his hope, “so shall I be saved…”. After expressing his devotion, David described his distress (vv. 4-6). He pictured himself as a man who had been hemmed in on every side, caught in a trap, bound with cords, and thrown into the water to drown. (See Psalms 88:16-18; 69:2, 15; 124:4; Job 22:11.) So what did David do, and how did he respond to his distress? He said, “In my distress, I called upon the LORD, and cried out to my God.” David turned to Jehovah, his great and awesome God to help him in his distress! Do you feel like you are about to drown, and you are going under for the last time? David said that when he cried, that the “Lord heard his voice from his temple in heaven and his cry came before Him, even to His ears.” David wrote about this again in Psalm 65:2, “O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come.” My friend, please believe that the Lord will hear your cry and plea for help today because He will!!!! In verses 7-19, David describes how the Lord answered and his great God began to act on his behalf. The great deliverance (vv. 7-19) God sent is depicted as a storm. The Lord had been longsuffering with King Saul, but now His anger arose and began to shake things, like an earthquake and an erupting volcano (vv. 7-8; Ex. 15:8; Deut. 32:22). God came down in a storm, like a warrior in a chariot, carried along swiftly by a cherub. (See Gen. 3:24; Ex. 25:18; 2 Kings 19:15; Ezek. 1, 10). He was accompanied by darkness, rain, wind, hail (a rare thing in the Holy Land), thunder, and lightning (His arrows, v. 14; see 77:17, 144:6). All because David called on the Lord! (v. 6). At just the right time, God reached down and delivered David (vv. 16-19). Like Moses, he was drawn out of the water (Ex. 2:10). The enemy fell in defeat, but David stood firm, supported by the Lord (23:4). He was now king of Israel. Ten years of exile were ended, his life had been spared, and his ministry lay before him. Read these verses of God's deliverance and be encouraged today: Psalm 18:7-19 – “Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry. Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down With darkness under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters And thick clouds of the skies. From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire. The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire. He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them. Then the channels of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.” My friend, God delights in you and is waiting for you to call upon Him for help! God bless!

Bridge Connector Ministries
Daily Audio Torah ~ November 10, 2022 ~ Vayera

Bridge Connector Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 29:56


Audio reading: Genesis 21:5-21, Ezek 21:1-22:31, Heb 10:1-17, Psalm 108:1-13, Prov 27:12 I invite you in to Jacob's tent where we dive in to the Word of God. Join me in this Journey through the entire bible in one year focusing on the biblical calendar, the feasts and the Torah reading cycle. In Matthew 4:4, Yeshua said these words: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Taking in the word of God every day is LIFE to our spirit and health to our bones! Visit us at: dailyaudiotorah.com

Partizán
Mit érhetnek el a diákok? Vendégeink az Egységes Diákfront tagjai

Partizán

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 41:19


Hebrew Nation Online
Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 45 – (Time Travel in the Footsteps of Messiah Pt 2 & Chariots of Fire)

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 50:24


If the picture of Israel coming up from the wilderness to cross into her inheritance is of the tribes, then those tribes are guarded and surrounded by those among them who can expertly wield the Word of Adonai, full of the Spirit and flowing with its Rivers as promised by Yeshua during the Feast of Sukkot (Jn 7:38). Even in the “terrors of the night,” the exile, these warriors commit themselves to protecting against the flood of evil that threatens the holiness of the House of Israel. “The sixty mighty men-these are the sixty myriads (600,000) that came out of Egypt from the age of twenty years and above/below.” 3§14 “Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from children.” (Ex 12:37) “But Moses said, “The people, among whom I am, are 600,000 on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, so that they may eat for a whole month.'” (Nu 11:21) “...even all the numbered men were 603,550.” (Nu 1:46) “...a beka a head (that is, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for each one who passed over to those who were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men.” (Ex 38:26) Why the disparity in the Midrash? Is it sixty myriads of mighty men above the age of 20 or below? The Midrash points back to the exact wording of the text from Song of Songs 3:7: “...sixty warriors around it, of the warriors of Israel.” ?????? ???????? ?????????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ??????????? The repetition in the verse describes sixty warriors from the warriors of Israel. The Hebrew preposition and prefix mem is read as “from,” so “from the mighty warriors of Israel.” If there were sixty myriads in the wilderness 1) at the time of the Exodus, then the prophetic implication is that at the time of 2) the greater Exodus, there will be sixty myriads of mighty warriors descended from the original sixty myriads of the twelve tribes. As the verse could also describe 600,000 immediate descendants under the age of twenty, children from the original 600,000, so it could describe descendants of Abraham and Jacob who would also become sixty myriads of mighty warriors surrounding those traveling to the Promised Land. “I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out; and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face. Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you,” declares the Lord GOD...and I will purge from you the rebels and those who revolt against Me; I will bring them out of the land where they reside, but they will not enter the land of Israel. So you will know that I am the LORD.” (Ezek 20:34-36; 38) Although many have been instructed in the Word, a day of judgment is coming for mankind. Either we will accept the measures of the Word in the wilderness of the peoples, or we will rebel against them, just as many Israelites did in the wilderness. Those who “come up” from the wilderness to reign with King Messiah will be those who accept the Word and agree to remediate any misunderstandings or gaps in understanding so that they may be faithful judges with King Messiah. From the Creation, the appointed times were set as measures of iron so that mankind could thrive on earth. This helps us to draw an inference pertaining to the Creation Week. On the First Day, Light was separated from darkness, and the earth had light, but not dependent upon sun or moon. Plants grew in the Light on the Third Day. In Revelation, plants once again grow in this supernal Light. (Re 21:23-26; 22:2; Ezek 47:12) On the Fourth Day, the sun, moon, planets, and stars were put in place “for the sake of the moedim.” This proto-prophecy alerts us to the fact that t...

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 15 - "Shall Never Be Moved"

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 5:09


Psalm 15 ends with a great promise and word of encouragement for those who are seeking the Lord and are willing to obey His principles and precepts. One translation says it this way: "He who does these things will never be shaken".This means that the godly described in this psalm have security and stability in life and don't have to be afraid of earthquakes or eviction notices. "Moved" comes from a Hebrew word that refers to a violent shaking (Psalm 46:3-4; 82:5; 93:1; 96:10; Isa. 24:18-20). God's promise to the godly is that they are firmly grounded on His covenant promises and need not fear. "He who does the will of God abides forever" (1 John 2:17). Three basic areas of life are named in verse 2 and they are blameless character, righteous conduct, and truthful conversation. Then these are applied specifically and practically in verses 3-5a. If we are right in these basic virtues, we will "work them out" in every area of life and be obedient to the Lord. Walk, work, and speak are present participles, indicating that the dedicated believer is constantly obeying the Lord and seeking to please Him. My friend, seeking the Lord involves a blameless character or what we also call integrity. (vv. 1a, 4a, 4b). What we are largely determines what we do and say, so the first emphasis is on godly character. (See Isa. 33:14-16; 58:1-12; Jer. 7:1-7; Ezek. 18:5-9; Hos. 6:6; Mic. 6:6-8; Matt. 5:1-16.) "Blameless" doesn't mean "sinless," for nobody on earth is sinless. Blameless has to do with soundness of character, integrity, complete loyalty to God. Noah was blameless (Gen. 6:9), and the Lord admonished Abraham to be blameless (Gen. 17:1), that is, devoted wholly to the Lord. People with integrity will honor others who have integrity and who fear the Lord (Ps. 15:4; 119:63). They will not be deceived by the flatterers (Ps. 12:2-3) or enticed by the sinful (Ps. 1:1). Next, we must have righteous conduct which is honesty (vv. 2b, 5a, 5b). People who "work righteousness" are honest in their own dealings and concerned that justice be done in the land. In the ancient Jewish monarchy, there wasn't much the average citizen could do about crooked judges or extortion (Eccl. 3:16-17; 4:1-3). In verse 5, David applied the principle of honesty to two areas: asking for exorbitant interest and accepting bribes. Both were "sins in good standing" in the days of the divided kingdom, and the prophets preached against both sins (Isa. 1:23; 5:23; 10:2; Ezek. 22:12; Amos 5:11-12). The Jews were not permitted to charge other Jews interest (Ex. 22:25; 23:7-8; Lev. 25:35-38; Deut. 23:20), and judges were warned not to accept bribes (Ex. 23:8; Deut. 10:17-18; 27:25; 2 Chron. 19:5-7). There can be no justice in a society where money tells the court what is right or wrong. Lastly, there must be truthful conversation or sincerity (vv. 2c, 3-4c). Truth is the cement that holds society together. If people can get away with lies, then every promise, agreement, oath, pledge, and contract is immediately destroyed. The false witness turns a trial into a travesty and causes the innocent to suffer. But we must speak truth in love (Eph. 4:15) and use truth as a tool to build relationships as well as a weapon to fight deception. When truth is in the heart, then the lips will not speak lies, spread gossip (Lev. 19:16), or attack the innocent. People with truthful hearts will keep their vows and promises (Deut. 23:22-24; Eccl. 5:1-5). People of integrity don't have to use oaths to strengthen their words. A simple yes or no carries all the weight that's needed (Matt. 5:33-37). More trouble is caused in families, neighborhoods, offices, and churches by gossip and lies and the people who keep them in circulation than by any other means. The Lord wants truth in our innermost being (Ps. 51:6), and He wants us to love the truth and protect it. Our Lord Jesus gave us the best example of this! God bless!

Partizán
A múlt szikrája - Ferkai Andrással beszélgettünk | A város másik oldalán #S2E2

Partizán

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 101:06


Legújabb epizódunkban Ferkai András építészzel, építészettörténésszel beszélgetünk. András a hazai építészettörténet-írás elmúlt évtizedeinek meghatározó alakja, fontos cikkek, tanulmányok és monumentális monográfiák szerzője, emelett a MOME emeritus professzora és az MTA tagja.András beszélt nekünk a pályája kezdetéről, az építészeti praxis és a történetírás közötti választás dilemmáiról, az építészettörténet jelentőségéről, az oktatásról és a magyar építészek helyzetéről a rendszerváltás óta, és természetesen diskuráltunk a város építészetének és építészeinek aktuális problémáiról.Milyen hangulat jellemezte a nagy állami tervezőirodákat a 80-as évek elején és mi várta ott a fiatal építészeket? Milyen viták és konfliktusok jellemezték a korszakban az építészeti gondolkodást, és milyen alapvető társadalmi és politikai kérdéseket takart ki a személyes poétikák vetélkedése, illetve a formai-stilisztikai csatározás? Milyen alternatív műhelyek működtek a tervezővállalatok és a házgyárak árnyékában? Miről szólt András első publikációja és melyik a legnépszerűbb könyve?Mire jó az építészettörténet a műveltségi vetélkedőkön kívül, milyen szerepe lehet az oktatásban és milyen tanulságokkal szolgálhat a múlt építészete a jelen problémáinak megoldásához? Mi az összefüggés az ökológia és Palladio villái között? Van-e értelme nemzeti építészetről beszélni, és milyen előzményei vannak e kérdésnek Magyarországon?Ezek a kérdések - és még egy sor másik - mind felmerülnek az adásban, végül röviden 1956-ról is megemlékezünk a forradalom néhány térbeli vonatkozásának és következményének felidézésével.Az epizódban említett irodalom:Ferkai András publikációinak teljes listáját megtaláljátok itt:https://ferkai.eoldal.hu/cikkek/tudomanyos-publikaciok.htmlWalter Benjamin, "A történelem fogalmáról", 1940. In Radnóti Sándor (szerk), "Angelus Novus," Bp. 1980. Magyar Helikon.Fülep Lajos, "Célszerűség és művészet az építészetben", 1944.György Péter, ifj. Durkó Zsolt, "Utánzatok városa - Budapest", Bp. 1993. Cserépfalvi.

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
Deuteronomy 30:1-20 - Moses Anticipates Israel's Failure and Encourages them to Obey the Lord

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 71:59


Introduction      In this chapter, Moses anticipates Israel's rebellion against the Lord and the application of the curses upon the nation (Deut 30:1). However, Moses also anticipates their humbling in captivity, return to obedience, and God's restoration of blessing in the land (Deut 30:2-5). Simultaneously, God promises to create in His people a new heart that will serve Him (Deut 30:6-8), which will bring blessing (Deut 30:9), but also conditions that blessing on their obedience (Deut 30:10). Moses then reveals that God's will for them—as specified in the Mosaic Law—is not too difficult (Deut 30:11), nor out of their reach (Deut 30:12-13), but is as near as their own mouths and hearts (Deut 30:14). Lastly, Moses ties the people's blessings and cursings to their own choices to obey or disobey the Lord (Deut 30:15-18), with a call for them to choose life that they might be blessed (Deut 30:19-20). Moses' Promise of Judgment and Restoration (Deut 30:1-10)      Moses, having previously addressed God's blessings and cursings upon the nation, depending on their obedience or disobedience to His directives (Deut 28), anticipates the nation's future failure. He states, “So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you” (Deut 30:1). This does not appear to be prophecy, but rather, an expectation of future judgment because Moses knows the sinful proclivity of his people and the Lord's faithfulness to keep His promises.      But just as Moses expected the nation's future judgment, He also foresaw their return to God, saying, “and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, 3 then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you” (Deut 30:2-3). According to Peter Craigie, “the people would remember that the circumstances in which they found themselves were not the result of ‘fate,' but an inevitable consequence of disobeying the covenant with the Lord.”[1]Suffering can, in the right heart, produce humility and obedience in individuals and groups. This would prove true for the generation that went into Babylonian captivity in 586 B.C. and later returned to the land under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah. Jack Deere states: "Moses had passionately urged the nation to obey the Lord and His commands, and had set the blessings and curses before them in order to motivate them. Yet he knew his fickle and stubborn people well enough to realize that their apostasy was inevitable and that the worst curses would come upon them—exile and dispersion among the nations. However, even in the midst of this curse he foresaw God's blessing. For Israel would come to her senses; she would take God's word to heart."[2]      Moses, referring to future generations of Israelites, said, “If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back. The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers” (Deut 30:4-5). There was a partial return of God's people to the land under Ezra and Nehemiah; however, the people were dispersed a second time in A.D. 70, which dispersion lasted until A.D. 1948, when there was another partial regathering in Israel in anticipation of God's eschatological plans. But complete fulfillment of all Israel being in the land and reaping God's full blessings will not occur until the future reign of Christ. Jack Deere states, “The prophets made it clear that this great restoration to the land would not take place until the Second Advent of the Messiah just before the beginning of His millennial reign on the earth (e.g., Isa 59:20–62:12; cf. Jesus' teaching of the regathering in Matt 24:31; Mark 13:27). This will be a time of spiritual and material prosperity greater than the nation has ever known (Deut. 30:5).”[3]      Not only would God restore His people to the land, but He would also change their hearts. Moses said, “Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live” (Deut 30:6). The circumcised heart refers to regeneration. Eugene Merrill notes, “Just as circumcision of the flesh symbolized outward identification with the Lord and the covenant community (cf. Gen 17:10, 23; Lev 12:3; Josh 5:2), so circumcision of the heart (a phrase found only here and in Deut 10:16 and Jer 4:4 in the OT) speaks of internal identification with him in what might be called regeneration in Christian theology.”[4] And this circumcised heart refers to the work God will do for the nation of Israel when He fully implements the New Covenant as specified in Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer 31:31-34; Ezek 36:22-32). This work of God in the hearts of His people will happen when Christ returns at His Second Coming and establishes His millennial kingdom on earth. According to Eugene Merrill: "While the repossession of the land can be said to some extent to have been fulfilled by the return of the Jews following the Babylonian exile (cf. Jer 29:10–14; 30:3), the greater prosperity and population was not achieved in Old Testament times. In fact, it still awaits realization in any literal sense (cf. Hag 2:6–9; Zech 8:1–8; 10:8–12). As for the radical work of regeneration described here as circumcision of the heart, that clearly awaits a day yet to come as far as the covenant nation as a whole is concerned."[5]      Not only would God restore and bless His people, but He would keep His Word to judge Israel's enemies. Moses said, “The LORD your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you” (Deut 30:7). God always keeps His Word, both to bless and curse, whether to Israel, or those who attack her. Moses, speaking to His people, said, “And you shall again obey the LORD, and observe all His commandments which I command you today” (Deut 30:8). Moses wants the best for his people, so his directives are always to walk with the Lord in obedience. And if his people obeyed, he said, “Then the LORD your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers” (Deut 30:9). If obedience was pursued by the nation, then God would bless His people's work, their offspring, and the fruit of their ground. Moses concludes this section with the conditional clause, saying, “if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul” (Deut 30:10). The book of the law refers to the book of Deuteronomy as a whole (cf., Deut 31:24-26), and if Israel obeyed, prosperity would follow. Concerning the ultimate fulfillment of this passage, Thomas Constable states, “God has not yet fulfilled these predictions. Therefore we look for a future fulfillment of them. The passages cited above indicate that this fulfillment will take place at the Second Coming of Christ, and in His millennial kingdom that will follow that return. A distinctive of dispensational theology is the recognition that God has a future for Israel as a nation, that is distinct from the future of the church or the Gentile nations.”[6]Warren Wiersbe agrees, saying: "Bible scholars disagree about the future of Israel. Some say that the church is now “spiritual Israel” and that all of these Old Testament promises are now being fulfilled in a spiritual sense in the church. Others say that the Old Testament promises must be taken at face value and that we should expect a fulfillment of them when Jesus Christ returns to establish His kingdom on earth. Moses seems to be speaking here to and about Israel and not some other “people of God” in the future, such as the church. The church has no covenant relationship to the land of Israel, for God gave that land to Abraham and his descendants (Gen 15); and the blessings and curses were declared to Israel, not the church. It would appear that there will be a literal fulfillment of these promises to Israel. When they repent, turn back to Jehovah, and open their hearts to the operation of His Spirit (Ezek 37:1–14; Isa 11:2; Joel 2:28–29), God will save them from their sins and establish them in Messiah's glorious kingdom (Zech 12:10–13:1; 14:8–9)."[7]      In closing out Deuteronomy 30:1-10, some dispensational Bible teachers such as Chafer, Pentecost, Lightner, and others, believe this section constitutes what is commonly called the Palestinian Covenant. However, Thomas Constable sees this section not as a new covenant, but a call for Israel to commit themselves to the Lord. Constable states: "Some premillennial commentators have called Deuteronomy 30:1–10 the Palestinian Covenant. They have not used this term as much in recent years, because these verses do not constitute a distinctively different covenant. Verses 1–10 simply elaborate on the land promises made earlier to Abraham and his descendants (Gen. 12:7; et al.)…I would say this section is a call to commit to the Mosaic Covenant (cf. Josh 24:1–28) that, at the same time, contains further revelation concerning the land. The further revelation is that, even though the land would be Israel's to occupy, the Israelites could only inhabit it if they were faithful to Him."[8]      I have previously taught Deuteronomy 30:1-10 as being the Palestinian Covenant; however, after closer examination, I am more inclined to agree with Constable's assessment. Though I greatly love and appreciate many Bible teachers (i.e., Chafer, Pentecost, Lightner, etc.), there will, on occasion, be disagreement with them. It is always helpful that such disagreements are done in love and grace. Moses' Call to Choose Obedience and Life (Deut 30:11-20)      Moses wants the best for his people and he keeps setting truth in front of them with a call to learn and walk in it. The commandments he's giving to them are not out of reach nor impossible to live by. Moses said: "For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?' 13 “Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?' But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it” (Deut 30:11-14)."[9]      God had clearly revealed His Word to His people, and that revelation had been inscripturated. Adherence to His commands did not require superhuman ability. Nor was it necessary to travel to some unreachable location such as heaven above or across a vast ocean to secure it. Moses said God's Word was near them, as near as their mouth (to be verbally repeated) and heart (to be contemplated). If obedience were not possible, God could not bless Israel when they obeyed, or curse when they disobeyed. For God to impose an impossible standard of law, and then punish His people when they failed, would be a form of abuse rather than love. Daniel Block states, “In calling for wholehearted obedience, Yahweh does not demand what is unknowable, impossible, or unreasonable. If Israel fails—and they will (Deut 31:16–18)—it will not be because the people cannot keep the law because the bar is impossibly high, but that they will not keep it.”[10] God made success possible. The choice was up to His people.      Moses was seeking the best for his people and wanted them to succeed and prosper. Moses said, “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity” (Deut 30:15). Moses would soon die, and only God's directives communicated through him would remain. God's law would be with them in written form, which they could carry with them, study, talk about, and adhere to in everyday practice. This gave the people real choices concerning life and prosperity or death and adversity. Of course, Moses desired their best, saying, “I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it” (Deut 30:16). Choosing God and a walk with Him according to His Word was a choice to be blessed (cf., Deut 11:26-28). Daniel Block notes: "Moses the teacher/preacher presents two options and outlines the consequences of each. If they demonstrate love for Yahweh by walking in his ways and obeying all his commands, they will enjoy life and prosperity; but if they turn away from Yahweh and his way, they “will certainly be destroyed” (v. 18). Here “the life” and “the good” represent functional equivalents to “the blessing” (Deut 11:26; 28:1–14), while “the death and the destruction” represent the curse (Deut 11:26; 28:15–68)."[11]      But Moses warned of God's judgment upon the people if they turned away from Him, saying, “But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it” (Deut 30:17-18). A rejection of God and His directives meant a rejection of life and blessing. Here, negative volition, which leads to disobedience, would result in self-induced suffering. Moses challenged his people to obedience today, which reveals his pastoral heart and call for immediate action, not a delay that might lead to forgetfulness and hardening of heart. It would be dangerous to delay one's response.      In closing his third address, Moses called for witnesses to the words of the covenant (heaven and earth), as well as a positive response from the nation in order that they might be blessed. Moses said: "I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, 20 by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them." (Deut 30:19-20)      Choosing God and a life of obedience would result in blessing, not only for His people, but for their children as well. Concerning Moses' legal language, Eugene Merrill states: "Once more Moses announced that there and then he was offering the covenant to Israel, doing so as the agent of the Lord and in his name (vv. 19–20). This time, however, the offer was couched in the formal terms of a legal setting in which witnesses were invoked to bear testimony in the future to the response of Israel to the Lord's gracious overtures. In similar ancient Near Eastern legal transactions the witnesses usually were the gods of the respective litigants, but the monotheism of Israel's faith dictated that such appeal be to creation, to heaven and earth, for only it would endure into future ages. Such appeal to creation is attested elsewhere in the Old Testament when the Lord enters into some kind of formal legal encounter with his people (cf. Deut 4:26; 31:28; 32:1; Isa 1:2; Mic 1:2)."[12]      Life and blessing, as well as death and cursing, were tied to the choices God's people would make, not only for the moment, but for years to come, and not only for themselves, but for their children, who would possess God's revelation and have everything they needed for a successful life. God has integrity and keeps His Word. The question before the nation was whether they would keep theirs. Present Application      God's desire for the Christian is to develop his/her character so that righteousness, goodness, grace, and love flow easily and with continuity of expression. But godly character does not automatically occur in the life of the Christian, nor does it happen overnight; rather, it matures over a lifetime as we make many good choices to walk in step with God and let His Word transform us from the inside out (Rom 12:1-2). But we should be aware that it is possible to abuse our liberty and make bad choices with the result that we weaken the will and forfeit our freedoms (the alcoholic or drug addict knows this to be true). Paul said, “You were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Gal 5:13).      Our own choices to live righteously are seen in: 1) our commitment to God and learning His Word (Psa 1:2-3; 2 Tim 2:15; 1 Pet 2:2), 2) submitting to His will (Rom 12:1-2; Jam 1:22), 3) being filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18), 4) walking in the Spirit (Gal 5:16), 5) confessing our sin daily (1 John 1:9), 6) displaying Christian love (John 13:34; Rom 13:8), 7) seeking to glorify God (1 Cor 10:31), 8) living by faith (2 Cor 5:9; Heb 10:38; 11:6), 9), speaking truth in love (Eph 4:15, 25), 10) modeling humility, gentleness, patience, tolerance and peace (Eph 4:1-3), 11) forgiving others (Matt 18:21-22), 12) doing good (Gal 6:10), )13), encouraging others to do good (Heb 10:24), 14) fellowship with growing believers (Heb 10:25), 15), praying for others (1 Th 5:17; 2 Th 1:11), 16), building others up in the Lord (1 Th 5:11), and 17) being devoted to fellow believers (Rom 12:10). The wise believer will choose God and His ways, walking with Him daily in the light of His Word, and resting moment by moment in His promises.     [1] Peter C. Craigie, The Book of Deuteronomy, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1976), 363. [2] Jack S. Deere, “Deuteronomy,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 315. [3] Ibid., 315. [4] Eugene H. Merrill, Deuteronomy, vol. 4, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1994), 388. [5] Ibid., 388. [6] Tom Constable, Tom Constable's Expository Notes on the Bible (Galaxie Software, 2003), Dt 30:1. [7] Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Equipped, “Be” Commentary Series (Colorado Springs, CO: Chariot Victor Pub., 1999), 175. [8] Tom Constable, Tom Constable's Expository Notes on the Bible, Dt 30:1. [9] In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul borrowed Deuteronomy 30:11-14 and brought it into his line of reasoning to refute those who taught that obedience to the law was necessary as a means of salvation (Rom 10:1-3). But the Mosaic Law was never given as a means of salvation. Rather, it was given as a set of rules for Israel to adhere to in God's theocratic kingdom, and when followed, would glorify Him and bless others. According to Scripture, only Christ kept the law perfectly and never sinned (Matt 5:17; 2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 1 John 3:5). Furthermore, the standard of the law—ideal perfection—is fulfilled in the one who trusts in Christ as Savior (Rom 10:4), who gives us “the gift of righteousness” (Rom 5:17) at the moment of salvation (Phil 3:9). [10] Daniel I. Block, The NIV Application Commentary: Deuteronomy, ed. Terry Muck (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012), 708–709. [11] Ibid., 710. [12] Eugene H. Merrill, Deuteronomy, vol. 4, The New American Commentary, 392–393.

Bible Fiber
Bible Fiber #42: Zechariah 10

Bible Fiber

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 16:14


This week we are studying Zechariah 10. Our previous chapter ended with the promise of such agricultural fertility that “grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women” (9:17). The guarantee of satiated bellies carries over into today's reading with Zechariah reminding the petition the Lord and he will send the “spring rain” and “the vegetation in the field” (10:1). After encouraging the people to pray to Yahweh for their needs, the prophet warns them not to seek their protection and provision through other means. He cautions the people against falling back into idol worship, reminding them, “the teraphim utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; the dreamers tell false dreams and give empty consolation” (10:2). During the divided monarchy, the people of Israel and Judah were fond of merging Yahwism with the occult. But, even before the age of the prophets, God's people had been flirting with all kinds of pagan divination. Rachel brought her father's statues (Gen. 31) into Canaan. Right after the Exodus, when they should have been thanking God for his saving grace, they constructed the golden calf at Mount Sinai (Ex. 32). And there is even the strange scene in 1 Samuel of King Saul consulting a medium to conjure up the ghost of Samuel (1 Sam. 28). For the most part, biblical historians believe that idol worship stopped being a big problem after the exile. The Bible indicates this was the case and the archaeology confirms it. The prophets Hosea and Ezekiel prophesied that after the ordeal of captivity, the people would eradicate idol worship (Hos. 3:4; Ezek. 37:23). Hosea foresaw a time when “the Israelites shall remain many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or teraphim” (Hos. 3:4).

First Baptist Church Podcast
Sealed Unto Salvation

First Baptist Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022


Revelation 7:1-10 I. Why is there a seal? v.1-3 -Romans 8:35 II. Who are the sealed? -Rev. 5:9-10 -Rev. 21:12-14 -Rev. 3:12 III. What is the seal? -Ezek. 9:4 -Eph. 1:11 -2 Cor. 3:18

Pénztervezés Mindenkinek
Megdöbbentő igazság a motivációról

Pénztervezés Mindenkinek

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 9:08


Ma 4 megfontolandó tanácsot hoztam Grant Cardone 10X című könyvéből. Most a motivációról, az eredményekről és az álmokról lesz szó. Miért olyan fontosak ezek a sikeres emberek életében? Amikor legelőször olvastam el, eléggé megdöbbentem, de jobban átgondolva teljesen igaza van. Mint mindig most is azt tanácsolom neked, hogy próbáld meg elképzelni, hogy hogyan tudod alkalmazni ezeket a pontokat az életedben vagy a cégedben. Tarts velem. A nagy kérdések, hogy "Hogyan legyen több pénzem?", "Hogyan kell bánni a pénzzel?", "Hogyan tudok többet félretenni?", "Hogy szabadulhatok meg az adósságtól?". Ezek a kérdések, amelyek mindenkit foglalkoztatnak, és amit nem tanítanak az iskolákban. A válaszok pedig itt vannak, ebben a podcastben.Horváth Attila pénztervezési szakértő vagyok, és ez itt a Pénztervezés Mindenkinek. Abban szeretnék segíteni neked, hogy jól használd fel azt a pénzt, ami a rendelkezésedre áll, és több pénzt tudj félretenni.Az a célom, hogy több motivációt adjak neked, és kicsit másképp kezdj el gondolkodni a pénzről.Ha még többet szeretnél tudni a pénzről, pénztervezésről, gazdagságról és sikerről, látogasd meg a következő oldalakat:.https://www.facebook.com/groups/penzgyilegtudatossikeresemberekhttp://pelfee.hu/https://penztervezes.buzzsprout.com/https://www.facebook.com/pelfee/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPt20u7Ut5cf8nqiRh_7sPghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRSvS8W92zloTClCVj5Mn1Ahttps://www.instagram.com/horvathattila.penztervezes/http://gazdagodjazonnal.hu/https://www.facebook.com/gazdagodjazonnal/ http://penztervezes.hu/https://penztervezes.hu/7fon-7kor-feliratkozas/

Púdermentes
74. Férfi agyat növesztettünk - Ezek miért vannak?

Púdermentes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 42:07


Ebben az epizódban sorra veszünk néhány olyan témát, amiről úgy érezzük, muszáj lenne pasinak lennünk, hogy teljesen megértsük. Furcsa férfi-női különbségek a kommunikációról, odafigyelésről, na meg a férfi nátháról.

Biznisz Boyz: A magyar vállalkozói podcast show
103. Mit tud jobban egy multi? Nagyvállalatok módszereit ültetjük saját bizniszeinkbe

Biznisz Boyz: A magyar vállalkozói podcast show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 77:30


Mit tanulhatunk egy multitól? Érdemes-e leírni folyamatokat, és ha igen, mikor használjuk ezeket? Kellenek-e leírt alapértékek, misszió, vízió egy kisvállalkozásnak? Valóban a miérttel kezdjünk, ahogy Simon Sinek mondja? Kell-e egy kisvállalkozásnak kontroller, adószakértő? Lehet-e kis cégben automatizálni és érdemes-e? Hogyan lehet jól projektmenedzsment eszközöket használni? Ezek a kérdések merültek fel bennünk, amit egy jó kis mastermind beszélgetésben most nektek is megmutatunk. Nem fogtok csalódni, mert ismét különböző nézőpontokat hozunk a témával kapcsolatban és elég sok gyakorlati példát osztunk meg a saját működésünkből. Lesz szó folyamatokról, automatizálásról, alapértékekről és vízióról, és arról, hogy mik azok a kompetenciák, amiket akkor is bevonhatunk a vállalkozásunkba, ha nem vagyunk még milliárdos cég. Kevés kéthetente egy Biznisz Boyz epizód? Iratkozz fel az Impulzus Hírlevélre, amivel a páratlan hetekre is adunk egy nagy adag inspirációt. Tudj meg többet: >>> https://impulzushirlevel.hu

Today in the Word Devotional
Waiting for Righteousness

Today in the Word Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022


Some people don’t like to talk about the end of the world—it’s too depressing. And they’re right. The Bible does not teach that things will get better and better. It says just the opposite. But the biblical perspective isn’t pessimistic. It is hopeful because it teaches that, at the end, God will usher in a new world. Those of us who are waiting for the new heaven and new earth may get impatient. Indeed, in today’s passage, Peter warns that unbelievers will misinterpret the wait as proof that God does not exist (vv. 3–4). But what feels like a delay is evidence that God’s timing is vastly different from ours (v. 8). More importantly, it is a sign of God’s patience. In Scripture “the day of the Lord” is a frequent designation for a time of judgment (see Isa. 13:6, 9; Ezek. 30:3; Joel 1:15). In verse 10 it refers to the final judgment, which will be ushered in by Christ’s return. Following will be the creation of a new heaven and a new earth. Peter’s outlook is not pessimistic. He doesn’t say, since you can’t improve the situation, don’t bother to do anything. His message is the opposite. Since the end will come this way, we are to “make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him” (v. 14). Just as Jesus is the only hope for the world to come, He is the only hope we have for being found spotless and blameless before God. If God does not seem to be in a hurry to wrap things up, it is because He is providing space for those who have not yet turned to Christ to repent and believe. >> In these days, when right and wrong are often confused, we must continue to point people to Jesus. Only Jesus is the answer to humanity’s problem with sin and our only hope for righteousness. If you have not done so already, turn to Him in faith today.

The Lives of the Puritans
John Flavel | Q.8 Of God's Truth

The Lives of the Puritans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 0:56


Q. 8. What is the fourth lesson from God's truth? That whatever God hath threatened in his word against sinners shall surely come upon them except they repent; Zech. 1:6. But my word, and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned, and said, like as the Lord of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us. Ezek. 12:27, 28. The word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God.

3ABN Sabbath School Panel
Q4 2022 LS. 1 - Rebellion in a Perfect Universe (On Death, Dying, and the Future Hope)

3ABN Sabbath School Panel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 58:20


Sabbath School panel discussion and insight by 3ABN pastors and teachers. This podcast episode follows 2022 quarter 4, lesson 1 of the adult Bible study guide book. This quarter's book topic is “On Death, Dying and The Future Hope” and this week's Sabbath School lesson is titled “Rebellion In A Perfect Universe”. Join us every week for a fresh and relevant study of the word of God. Reading: 1 John 4:8, 16 | 1 John 4:7-16 | Ezek. 28:12-19 | Isa. 14:12-15 | Rev. 12:1-17Memory Text: “ ‘How you have fallen from heaven, you star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who defeated the nations!' ” (Isa. 14:12, NASB).Sunday (James Rafferty) - “Creation, an Expression of Love”Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “Free Will, the Basis for Love”Tuesday (John Dinzey) - “Mysterious Ingratitude”Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “The Price of Pride”Thursday (Ryan Day) - “The Spread of Unbelief”Sabbath School Website: www.3ABNSabbathSchoolPanel.comQuestions or Comments? Email us at mail@3abn.orgDonate: https://3abn.org/donate-quick.html

Pénztervezés Mindenkinek
Biztos megéri a hallogatás?

Pénztervezés Mindenkinek

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 6:20


A minap beszélgettem valakivel, aki azt mondta, hogy újra elkezdte hallgatni az adásaimat, mert nagyon inspirálóak. Egyrészt mindig jó érzés, ha személyesen is beszélhetek egy hallgatóval és ráadásul pozitív visszajelzést kapok az adásokról, ami megerősít abban, hogy tovább folytassam. Másrészt ez eszembe juttatta, hogy ma is olyan valamiről beszéljek, ami talán többeket inspirálhat.Azt hiszem mindannyian belefutottunk már abba, hogy Pató Pál úr módjára azt mondtuk valamire: „Ej ráérünk arra még!”. Természetesen engem is beleértve. Amikor valamit nem szívesen tettünk meg, vagy úgy gondoltuk, hogy majd akkor tesszük meg, ha valamilyen másik feltétel teljesül. Egyszóval halogattuk a feladatot. De persze tudtuk, hogy ez nem helyes vagy nem annyira jó. Ma ezekről és arról beszélek, hogy mi lehet a megoldás. Tarts velem.A nagy kérdések, hogy "Hogyan legyen több pénzem?", "Hogyan kell bánni a pénzzel?", "Hogyan tudok többet félretenni?", "Hogy szabadulhatok meg az adósságtól?". Ezek a kérdések, amelyek mindenkit foglalkoztatnak, és amit nem tanítanak az iskolákban. A válaszok pedig itt vannak, ebben a podcastben.Horváth Attila pénztervezési szakértő vagyok, és ez itt a Pénztervezés Mindenkinek. Abban szeretnék segíteni neked, hogy jól használd fel azt a pénzt, ami a rendelkezésedre áll, és több pénzt tudj félretenni.Az a célom, hogy több motivációt adjak neked, és kicsit másképp kezdj el gondolkodni a pénzről.Ha még többet szeretnél tudni a pénzről, pénztervezésről, gazdagságról és sikerről, látogasd meg a következő oldalakat:.https://www.facebook.com/groups/penzgyilegtudatossikeresemberekhttp://pelfee.hu/https://penztervezes.buzzsprout.com/https://www.facebook.com/pelfee/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPt20u7Ut5cf8nqiRh_7sPghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRSvS8W92zloTClCVj5Mn1Ahttps://www.instagram.com/horvathattila.penztervezes/http://gazdagodjazonnal.hu/https://www.facebook.com/gazdagodjazonnal/ http://penztervezes.hu/https://penztervezes.hu/7fon-7kor-feliratkozas/

Grace Christian Fellowship
How Do I Know That I'm Saved? | Matthew 7:21-29

Grace Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 34:03


Series: All: All Authority, All Nations, All AllegianceScripture: Matthew 7:21-29 (Main); Matthew 16:15-18, John 20:31Title: How do I know that I'm saved ? (Darien Gabriel)Bottom line: I know that I'm saved when I practice what Jesus preaches, doing God's will by obeying God's word.Q. What do I want you to know? A. How to know that you are saved.Q. Why? A. Because knowing leads to confident, wise and peace-filled living.Q. What do I want you to do? A. Do God's will by obeying God's word.Q. Why? A. Because it leads to abundant, wise living now and eternal life hereafter.Discussion questions for group and personal study. 1. If not everyone who says they know Jesus iOS in fact known by Jesus, how can you know for certain that Jesus knows you? How can the church help make sure each person genuinely knows Jesus as their Lord?2. How can you know whether the authority over your life is reason, experience, tradition, or revelation?3. Examine the characteristics of the two types of wisdom from James.Is wisdom a mental, emotional, or physical trait?4. Where else in Matthew do you see Jesus warn of judgment?5. How should Christians balance salvation by grace with judgment based on obedience as Jesus teaches in this passage?6. Why is Jesus's parable of the two builders a fitting conclusion to hisSermon on the Mount?7. Read the other passages about great storms of judgment (Isa 28:16-22; Ezek 13:10-16). What are the causes of impending judgment in those contexts, and how do they compare with Matthew's context?8. What does "casual and comfortable Christianity" look like, and how does that compare to how Jesus calls his followers to live?9. In what areas of your life (finance, work, family, recreation, etc.) would you say that you were more"amazed" at Jesus's teachingsinstead of obedient to them? What can you change to be obedient in those areas?10. Since Jesus's words have divine authority, how does that affect your approach to the Bible?11. How is the obedience Jesus desires both an inward piety and an outward action? How does Scripture characterize and describe obedience in both areas?Final Questions (optional or in place of above)What is God saying to you right now? What are you going to do about it?Find our sermons, podcasts, discussion questions and notes at https://www.gracetoday.net/podcastIntroSome of you know that I went to Clemson my freshman year thinking I was a Christian. Two months later, I learned that I wasn't surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I thought I was saved but I wasn't. What about you? Do you ever have doubts? Do you ever ask yourself whether or not you're the real deal? It's not a bad question to ask.Jesus answers this question using some shocking words. It's like he's trying to jolt the spiritually inoculated. Jesus tells us how to know you are really saved. The result should be a sense of peace, joy and confidence in who you are and how to live.Last week we looked at 2 kinds of Roads/Gates—one leading to life the other to destruction,Animals: Sheep and wolves; Prophets or disciples—one part of the flock, the other out to devour the flockTrees—one bearing good fruit, the other bad fruit and teaching falsehoodsThis week we'll look at 2 kinds of Evangelical Christians—both look and speak the part, but only one is alive inside. Like the ancient oak tree that falls in the storm and it's revealed that it was weaker than expected because the inside was rotten at the core.Foundations—one built wisely on stone is built to last while the other is built to impress or for show.Today Jesus will challenge the veracity of your faith. Jesus ends his sermon on the mount (SOTM) with a challenge to do more than just hear and be impressed by it. And notice in v. 29 that the people were very impressed by it. They noted that it was authoritative instead of just footnoted well. His aim is that people would take it to heart and be changed by it. The evidence of this would be them starting to build their lives on the lasting foundation of Jesus the Christ. The sad truth, however, is that our churches are full of false evangelical converts who rely onTheir vocabulary—we know the lingo “brother”, “fellowship” and “born again”Their social conventions—attitudes like “don't drink, smoke or chew or date girls who do”Their similar likes and dislikes—eat at Chick-fil-A, shop at Hobby Lobby, Ben & Jerry's, smirk at rainbow stickers, and make it clear to anyone who will listen what we're against.Their strong heritage—My granddaddy was a pastor; my grandmother was a missionaryTheir successful jumping through the hoops—I've been through confirmation class; I was baptized at an early age.While these things are not necessarily wrong or bad in and of themselves, the result of all of this is often inoculated people who believe that they are evangelical, bible-believing, Christ-trusting, cross-wearing, member-pledging Christians who in fact are false converts that Christ will say to at the day of judgment, “I never knew you.” “Many” are in this boat. Beware of thinking that you could not possibly be in this boat.Bottom line: I know that I'm saved when I practice what Jesus preaches, doing God's will by obeying God's word.In today's news cycle, it's not unusual to hear pundits talk about evangelical Christians as a voter block. But this can leave one shaking his head when they hear the results of the poles describing these creatures. Could it be that the culture has hijacked the word evangelical and defined it in political terms differing from the original religious terms?What is an evangelical Christian? A person who believes:The Bible is divinely inspired and infallible, and subscribes to the doctrinal formulations that teach The total depravity of humanity,The inerrancy of the Scriptures (The Bible),The substitutionary death and atonement of Christ,Salvation by unmerited grace through personal faith in Christ (not through good words),The necessity of a transformed life, The existence of a literal Heaven and Hell, And the visible personal return of Jesus Christ to set up his kingdom of righteousness. Moreover, they believe in The proclamation of the gospel and The mission of winning the world to Christ. —Evangelical Dictionary of TheologyDoes that sound like the people CNN & Fox are talking about during their election coverage? Or do they define them differently?In vv. 13-20 Jesus warns against the dangers that come from the outside. In vv. 21-27 he warns us of the dangers that come from ourselves. That is The danger of basing your salvation on lip service, andThe danger of basing your salvation on lifestyle.John Newton, the former slave trader and author of Amazing Grace said, “If I ever reach Heaven I expect to find three wonders there: 1) First, to meet some I had not thought to see there; 2) Second, to miss some I had thought to meet there; and 3) Third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.”This outline is heavily influenced by Kent Hughes.I. I know I'm saved when I do his will. (7:21-23)John Stott's remarkable confession by the “many” in vv. 21-22:This confession is polite. He is called Lord which is to say “sir”. Even today, this is a courteous and tolerant way to address Jesus. This confession is orthodox. Of course, it can also mean and does mean divine rule. Context requires that we see Jesus as Lord as in divine ruler by the authority given to him by God the Father. This confession is fervent. “Lord, Lord” shows enthusiasm and zeal.This confession is public. Not a private or secret confession of faith. It's gloriously public.So what's wrong with this confession of faith? Nothing! But there is a problem. You can do any one of these and still not truly be saved. The problem is that you can confess these things in this way and still not have abundant, eternal life. How do know then? How can we tell if we are truly saved?The answer lies in the bookends of the SOTM. The SOTM begins with the beatitudes (beautiful attitudes) and ends with the application of them. That is when we practice the attitudes and following heart-felt obedience of the will of God on a regular basis, then we evidence genuine knowledge of Christ and salvation by him.Said another way, we are genuinely growing in Christ-like character and conduct on a regular basis. We are practicing the principles taught in Matt 5-7. No wonder Matthew chose this to be the first of Jesus' 5 major teaching passages in the book of Matthew!At Grace, we're all about making disciples who make disciples. But when do you know you have a disciple of Jesus Christ? When he/she is growing in being and doing like Jesus Christ. What does that look like? It looks like the words, ways and works of Jesus found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But you can start with the SOTM if you want a quick summary.II. I know I'm saved when I obey his word. (7:24-28) “Fool” comes from the Greek word moro from which we get our word moron.“The man who builds his house upon the shifting foundation is likened to the person who hears Jesus' words but who does not put them to practice. The man who builds his house upon the rock is likeIn this passage, we learn that 2 people can go to the same church, do the same things, believe the same things but find themselves in very different places after the storms of life and/or ultimately at the day of judgment. Both build a house that looks the same. But one cares more about the foundation and he digs deeper through the sand to the rock and builds his foundation on that. As a result, when the storms of life come, his house will stand. (Metaphorically) And when Jesus returns, Jesus will not say, “I never knew you” because he built his life on the rock-solid confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God and that by believing in him will have life in his name. (Matthew 16:15-18 + John 20:31)III. I know I am saved when I live based on his authority. (7:28-29)I like how Matthew ends this sermon for Jesus. He tells us what the people say which tells us two things:His words are amazing. His words are authoritative.Norm Geisler gives us 4 sources of authority that shape our decisionl-making:Reason (I think),Experience (I feel),Tradition (I have always done), andRevelation (God says in his word).Geisler adds, “one or more of these authorities will govern how we live.” Who's your authority in making decisions in life and hereafter?ConclusionBottom line: I know that I'm saved when I practice what Jesus preaches, doing God's will by obeying God's word.“Look around and be distressed; look within and be depressed; look to Jesus and be at rest.”-Corrie Ten BoomBill Murphey, my favorite e newsletter guy, shared an idea that he's heard that people die 3X in life:When their body stops working,When they're buried, and After the last time anyone says their name.I'll add a fourth. It's either whenWhen they die to self and surrender to Jesus Christ, orWhen they enter the hereafter in a real place called hell.I want you to know that abundant and eternal life is possible when we do God's will by obeying God's word. In summary,We know that we are saved when we do his will and obey his word, outwardly and inwardly, because we trust he is good, able and trustworthy. As a result we love him and gladly submit to his authority evidencing our genuine salvation. Do you believe God is good?Do you believe God is able?Do you believe God is trustworthy?Do you believe God loves you?Do you gladly submit to his authority?If you don't, then you haven't answered 1-4 with a yes yet.If you do, then you know that you're saved. Continue to walk in his grace and wisdom.So I ask you to you know that you've been saved from sin and death, shame and guilt, and hell itself? Is your life pattern to do the will of God?Is your life pattern to obey the word of God as summarized in the Sermon on the Mount?Repent and believe today! Trust him who is good, able and trustworthy! Trust him who loves you unconditionally and sacrificially through the cross of Christ. PrayOutline BibleII. JESUS' ILLUSTRATION (7:13-27)A. The two roads (7:13-14)1. The broad highway to hell (7:13): The gate is wide, and many choose this way to destruction.2. The narrow road to heaven (7:14): The gate is narrow, and only a few ever find it.B. The two animals (a condemnation of false prophets) (7:1)1. They pretend to be sheep (7:15a): They seem harmless.2. They prove to be wolves (7:15b): They tear you apart.C. The two kinds of disciples (7:21-23)1. True disciples (7:21a): On judgment day, the true disciples will be separated from the false ones.2. False disciples (7:21b-23): On judgment day, the false disciples will be condemned.a. The wondrous deeds they will say they did (7:22): They will say they prophesied, cast out demons, and performed miracles in his name.b. The wicked deeds Christ will say they did (7:21b, 23): They disobeyed the Father, and God will say he never knew them.D. The two trees (7:16-20)1. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit (7:16, 18).2. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit (7:17, 19-20).E. The two builders (7:24-27)1. The structures (7:24, 26)a. One man built his house on solid rock (7:24).b. One man built his house on shifting sand (7:26).2. The storm (7:25, 27)a. The house on the rock stood firm (7:25).b. The house on the sand fell flat (7:27).III. JESUS' DEMONSTRATIONS (7:28-29): Jesus continues to teach, amazing his listeners with his authority.References/Bibliography:“Preaching the Word” Commentary, Douglas Sean O'Donnell, Edited by Kent Hughes“Matthew” by RC Sproul“Sermon on the Mount” by Charles Quayle's“The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World” by Sinclair Ferguson Bible.org https://bible.org/seriespage/12-maintaining-peaceful-relationships-matthew-521-26“CSB Christ Chronological,” Holman“Jesus Manifesto” sermon series, by Darien Gabriel: https://youtu.be/x65i2tqFrXk“The Bible Knowledge Commentary” by Walvoord, Zuck (BKC)“The Bible Exposition Commentary” by Warren Wiersbe (BEC)“Exalting Jesus in Matthew” by David Platt (CCE)“Exalting Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount” by Daniel Akin (CCE)Outline Bible, D WillmingtonNIV Study Bible (NIVSB)ESV Study BibleESV Gospel Transformation Bible (GTB)"Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes" by Kenneth E. Bailey

Walla Walla University Good Word Broadcasts
Rebellion in a Perfect Universe

Walla Walla University Good Word Broadcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 12:38


Relevant Verses: Gen. 3; Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:12-19; Rev. 12 Leading Question: “Why does the Old Testament tell us so little about the Great Adversary?” Biblical Names for the Great Adversary. When we explore the teaching of the Bible on the Great Adversary, we are tantalized by the nature of the evidence. In the order in which they appear in Scripture, here are the key names with brief comments about each one: Serpent. When the serpent is first introduced in Scripture in Genesis 3:1, the NRSV describes it simply as being “more crafty than any other wild creature that the LORD God ...

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 1:1-3 - "Shall Be Like a Tree"

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 5:09


Did you ever wonder why so many church members fail in their Christian walk? They seem to start out so well. They are so excited that their sins are forgiven. They have found a group of people that accept and love them unconditionally. They jump in with both feet to be involved with the “church life”. They show up every time the doors are open. They serve in any way they can. They sing on the praise team and in the choir. They teach in Sunday School. They become deacons and leaders in the church. They might even feel the call to ministry and go off to Bible College and become pastors, evangelist, and missionaries. But then something happens and the next thing you know they are sitting on the sidelines. They no longer serve, go to church, and they start hanging out with their old friends that care nothing for the Christian life. They might even get to the point where they don't even claim to be a believer anymore. How sad, but how true this is! I could name dozens of people that this has happened to in my years as a pastor. So, why does this happen? I believe we find the answer right here in the first three verses of Psalm 1! When the storms and challenges of life came their way and they got knocked down, they started listening to the lies of the devil through ungodly people. Anyone who is sincerely serving the Lord is a target for Satan and his devices. And usually, it comes from someone they thought was their Christian friend, or someone that they respected as a leader, that disappointed them or hurt them deeply. But the real reason they were not able to properly deal with the offence or disappointment and get back up, is because they failed to put down deep roots like a tree into the “Living Water” of God's Word and His Holy Spirit. There are far too many believers who are a mile wide in their Christian experience but only a half an inch deep in their walk with the Lord and His Word. Remember what Jesus said in Luke 6:47-49. The Psalmist tells us here that the godly person like a tree that is alive, beautiful, fruitful, useful, and enduring. The most important part of a tree is the hidden root system that draws up water and nourishment, and the most important part of the believer's life is the "spiritual root system" that draws on the hidden resources we have in Christ (Eph. 3:17; Col. 2:7). This is known as "abiding in Christ" (John 15:1-9). In Scripture, water for drinking is a picture of the Spirit of God (John 7:37-39; 1 Cor. 10:4), while water for washing pictures the Word of God (Ps. 119:9; John 15:3; Eph. 5:26). Thirst for water is an image of thirst for God (42:1; 63:1; 143:6; Matt. 5:6; Rev. 22:17), and the river is often a picture of God's provision of spiritual blessing and help for His people (36:8; 46:4; 78:16; 105:41; Ex. 17:5-6; Num. 20:9-11; Ezek. 47; and Rev. 22:1-2). We can't nourish and support ourselves; we need to be rooted in Christ and drawing upon His spiritual power. To meditate on the Word (v. 2) is one source of spiritual energy, as are prayer and fellowship with God's people. Trees may wither and die, but the believer who abides in Christ stays fresh, green, and fruitful (see 92:12-14). "Fruit" speaks of many different blessings: winning people to Christ (Rom. 1:13), godly character (Rom. 6:22, Gal. 5:22-23), money given to the Lord's work (Rom. 15:28), service and good works (Col. 1:10), and praise to the Lord (Heb. 13:15). It's a tragedy when a believer ignores the "root system" and begins to wither. We must remember that the tree doesn't eat the fruit; others eat it. We must also remember that fruit isn't the same as "results," because fruit has in it the seed for more fruit. Fruit comes from life, the life of God flowing in and through us. We must dig deep into God's Word and build the foundation of our life on the Rock, the Lord Jesus Christ! God bless!

Hebrew Nation Online
Dr Hollisa Alewine – Footsteps of Messiah Part 39 – (Shaking Principalities and Powers Part 3)

Hebrew Nation Online

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 51:45


What was unique about the exodus from Egypt was that an entire NATION was taken out of another one. Such things may happen after a defeat in war, but typically it is not an entire people group. In the case of the exodus, the entire nation of Israel was removed from another country. Unprecedented! It is so unprecedented that the Torah documents it so we can understand the greater exodus. Miraculously, Israel will be removed from all the nations where they are scattered. Intact. It is such a big deal that it is mentioned three times (Dt 4:20; 1 Ki 8:51; Je 11:4) in reference to Egypt as the "iron furnace" of refining. Israel who passes through the fire in the "wilderness of Egypt" will be brought out intact: "...which I commanded your forefathers on the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Listen to My voice, and do according to all that I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,'" Egypt was a "pre-wilderness" to refine out those who had fallen too far into idolatry to even begin the wilderness journey to the Promised Land: “I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out; and I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you,” declares the Lord GOD...and I will purge from you the rebels and those who revolt against Me; I will bring them out of the land where they reside, but they will not enter the land of Israel. So you will know that I am the LORD.” (Ezek 20:34-36; 38) An incredible refining takes place in the wilderness of the peoples, but the good news is that it is preparatory to the journey home! The rescue from "Egypt" will follow the first refining process. However, as in the days of the first exodus, some will rebel in the greater exodus, and they, too, will not cross the borders of their inheritance. From furnace to furnace. The first miracle in the journey, however, is how an entire nation was removed from Egypt; in the greater exodus, it will be how an entire nation is removed from all the nations.

Pénztervezés Mindenkinek
Szakíts a hagyományos elképzelésekkel!

Pénztervezés Mindenkinek

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 7:03


Itt van ma is 3 újabb jótanács Grant Cardone 10X című könyvéből, amiben ugye ő 32 pontban foglalta össze, hogy szerinte mi jellemzi a sikeres embereket. Most a célokról, küldetésről és a helyes elképzelésről ad nekünk hasznos tanácsokat, illetve mondja el, hogy hogyan alkalmazzák ezeket a sikeres emberek. Most is azt tanácsolom neked, mint mindig, hogy próbáld meg a saját életedre, illetve a saját cégedre nézve hallgatni az elmondottakat. Próbáld meg elképzelni, hogy hogyan tudod alkalmazni ezeket a pontokat az életedben vagy a cégedben. Tarts velem.A nagy kérdések, hogy "Hogyan legyen több pénzem?", "Hogyan kell bánni a pénzzel?", "Hogyan tudok többet félretenni?", "Hogy szabadulhatok meg az adósságtól?". Ezek a kérdések, amelyek mindenkit foglalkoztatnak, és amit nem tanítanak az iskolákban. A válaszok pedig itt vannak, ebben a podcastben.Horváth Attila pénztervezési szakértő vagyok, és ez itt a Pénztervezés Mindenkinek. Abban szeretnék segíteni neked, hogy jól használd fel azt a pénzt, ami a rendelkezésedre áll, és több pénzt tudj félretenni.Az a célom, hogy több motivációt adjak neked, és kicsit másképp kezdj el gondolkodni a pénzről.Ha még többet szeretnél tudni a pénzről, pénztervezésről, gazdagságról és sikerről, látogasd meg a következő oldalakat:.https://www.facebook.com/groups/penzgyilegtudatossikeresemberekhttp://pelfee.hu/https://penztervezes.buzzsprout.com/https://www.facebook.com/pelfee/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPt20u7Ut5cf8nqiRh_7sPghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRSvS8W92zloTClCVj5Mn1Ahttps://www.instagram.com/horvathattila.penztervezes/http://gazdagodjazonnal.hu/https://www.facebook.com/gazdagodjazonnal/ http://penztervezes.hu/https://penztervezes.hu/7fon-7kor-feliratkozas/

Northwest Bible Church OKC
Job – Introduction

Northwest Bible Church OKC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 47:26


Northwest Bible Church – Sept. 18, 2022 – Book of Job – Alan Conner Book of Job Introduction Intro A. GENRE OF THE BOOK 1. Poetry. 2. Wisdom. B. AUTHOR OF THE BOOK - ??? 1. No one knows for sure. 2. Extremely gifted. C. INFORMATION ABOUT JOB 1. Meaning of the name “Job”. 2. A godly man. 3. Was he a real historical person? Ezek. 14:14, 20; Jam. 5:11 4. Where is “Uz,” Job's homeland? Lam. 4:21 D. DATE OF WHEN JOB LIVED 1. Job served as the head of his household and as priest of his family. 2. Written before Exodus in that there is no obvious reference to the Mosaic law. 3. His wealth is described in terms almost identical to Isaac in (Gen. 26:14). 4. The money given to him in Job 42:11 occurs only in Gen. 33:19 (Jacob). 5. Chaldeans were nomads rather than city-dwellers (Job 1:17). 6. Job lived a long life of 140 years (Job 42:16). E. DATE OF THE BOOK 1. The name Yahweh. 2. Written by Moses, Solomon??? F. THEMES 1. Why do the righteous suffer? 2. The sovereignty of God in suffering. G. LESSONS 1. To teach wisdom in how the righteous should respond to suffering. 2. The best of men need to repent (Job 42:5-6). 3. God uses our suffering to prove and improve our faith. 4. A foreshadowing of the ultimate innocent Sufferer H. OUTLINE Job chapters 1-2 Prologue, Job's dilemma, Job tested, Job's prosperity Job chapters 3-37 Dialogue, Job's debate, Job counseled, Job's scrutiny Job chapters 38-42 Epilogue, Job's deliverance, Job approved, Job's delivery

Douglas Jacoby Podcast
A Tour Through John, Lesson 24

Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 19:44


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.27 Now is my soul troubled, and what shall I say? Father, deliver me from this hour? But for this cause I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name. Then there came a voice from heaven:  I have glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29 Then the people that stood by and heard said, It thundered!  Others said an angel spoke to him. 30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.As his inevitable execution approaches, Jesus is in anguish (v.27ff).Although this passage is much shorter than Matthew 26:36-46, we should not underestimate the difficulty for Jesus of submitting fully to the will of the Father.God responds thunderously, affirming that his name will be glorified through what is to happen.31 Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples unto me. 33 This Jesus said signifying what death he would die.34 The crowd answered him, “We have heard from the law that the Messiah remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.” After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them.The Prince of this world, the devil (v.31) is now driven out.See Luke 10:18 for a similar vision of the downfall of Satan.The fall of Satan (v.31) has parallels in other scriptures. Isaiah 14 (referring to the King of Babylon) and Ezek 28 (referring to the King of Tyre) utilize the imagery of the fall of Satan. For a "cartoon" picture of the event, see Rev 12:10.This does not mean that the world is ending, or that there is no need for the church and its mission. And yet in a real sense, Judgment Day has begun; salvation is being brought down; history is moving towards its conclusion.Jesus' death will draw "all men" to himself (v.32) -- not all human beings, but only those who accept the truth. The Father draws us to the Son (6:44) through the Cross.Jesus' death will also enable the fulfillment of Genesis 12:3 -- that all nations might be blessed.Being "lifted up" denotes crucifixion. The original Aramaic zeqaph means "set up; lift up; hang up." Crucifixion is a kind of hanging, since the hapless soul was suspended from a tree, stake, pole, etc.The notion violates the crowd's sensibilities (v.34).They are scandalized by the idea that the Messiah might be killed (1 Corinthians 1:23).After all, didn't Psalm 89:36-37 promise that the Davidic Messiah would be established forever? (Yes, but they have misinterpreted the passage.)Jesus urges them to decide to follow the truth (light) before it is too late (v.35ff).12:37-50 forms the conclusion to the entire account of the public ministry of Jesus in chapters 2-12.37 Although he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah:“Lord, who has believed our message,    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”39 And so they could not believe, because Isaiah also said,40 “He has blinded their eyes    and hardened their heart,so that they might not look with their eyes,    and understand with their heart and turn—    and I would heal them.”41 Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke about him. 42 Nevertheless many, even of the authorities, believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human glory more than the glory that comes from God.Isaiah "saw" Jesus' glory, even if he did not fully grasp its meaning (see 1 Pet 1:10-12). This probably refers to a number of passages in Isaiah (6:1-7; 7:14; 9:1-6; 11:1ff; 42:1ff; 52:13-53:12; 601ff; 61:1ff; etc). Note the parallel with chapter 8, where Jesus says Abraham rejoiced at his day.Certainly many Jews believed in Christ, including many of the religious authorities (v.42)! Nicodemus was not alone.Despite all the signs (like the seven highlighted in this gospel, and many more), most people did not believe. This gives the lie to the common supposition that miracles make the difference as to whether people come to faith. If we are unwilling to follow the truth (7:17; 12:47ff), no miracle is likely to convince us.The widespread rejection of Jesus as Messiah fulfilled the words of Isaiah 6:9-10, a passage referred to in all four gospels as well as the book of Acts.This does not mean that God willed their stubbornness, even if he foreknew it.It is abundantly clear in the gospel of John that Jesus holds accountable those who reject him of their own free will.Vs.42-43 would have spoken to original readers of John, who may have been tempted to retain both their Jewish identity and their membership in the synagogue. (9:22, 12:42, and 16:2 all reflect significant tension between church and synagogue.)In the later 1st century, the synagogue liturgy took aim at the Christians. The 12th of the 18 Benedictions was revised about 80 AD to read: "For apostates let there be no hope, and the dominion of arrogance so speedily root out. Let the Nazarenes and Minim [heretics] be destroyed in a moment, and let them be blotted out of the book of life and not be inscribed with the righteous. Blessed are you, O Lord, who humbles the arrogant." The added parts are in italics. This is valuable background information for understanding John 12:42 and 16:2.Then as now, we must choose between human praise and divine glory (v.43).44 Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. 47 I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, 49 for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.Jesus' primary mission was not to judge the world, but to bring salvation.Strictly speaking, the word (vv.47-48) is the message of Jesus, not the Bible, as is often taught. This is not to say that the Bible as a whole is less important than the message of Christ, or that we need only focus on the "red-letter" words of Jesus. Of course the whole Bible is God's message to us.All will be judged by the truth (v.47), therefore we must accept the truth about Jesus (v.48) -- this is equivalent to accepting Christ (1:12-13).Jesus did not speak on his own (v.49); his words carry full divine authority.God's commandment is eternal life (v.50). This means simply that obeying it leads to life. See Deuteronomy 30:11ff.

GALACTIC PROGENY
PH10 95. X2M-103 TEVATRON φραγμός

GALACTIC PROGENY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 147:31


FORENEW- His abdomen is φραγμός phragmos, n.c., fence; hedge; fencing in. 20× +NT +AF Hebrew Alignment גָּדֵר—dry-stone wall (6): Nu 22:24; EsdB 9:9; Ps 61:4; 79:13; Pr 24:46; Ec 10:8 פֶּ֫רֶץ 1—breach; gap (3): Ge 38:29; 3 Kgdms 11:27; Is 23 “For he is our peace, the one who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, when he nullified Nullified in that He is the fulfillment of both the law and the prophets then destroyed the partitioning between the two… [καταργήσας katargēsas abolish; set aside; wipe out verb, aorist, active, participle, singular an action completed prior to the time of the main verb in his flesh the law of sapphire commandments [Scepter] couched in prophetic ivory decrees [Birthright]. He did this to create in himself one new man [Reuben] out of two Joseph & Judah, thus making peace, and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off (see Ephesians 2:13) and peace to those who were near,” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:14-17‬ ‭NET‬‬ “He is the one who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:9-10‬ ‭NET‬‬ “He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness (based in commandments) expressed in decrees (prophetic judicial proclamations) opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.” Colossians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NET‬‬ “Yes, it is He Who shall build the temple of the Lord, and He shall bear the honor and glory and shall sit and rule upon His throne. And He shall be a Priest upon His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between the two [offices–Priest and King]. [John 1:14; 17:5; Heb. 2:9.]” ‭Zechariah‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭ NULLIFYING THEN DESTROYING TIME-SPACE BARRIER: SOCIOLOGY Female & Male Them & Us Far & Near Gentile & Jew Bond & Free THEOLOGY Decree & Commandment Birthright & Scepter Joseph & Judah Priest & King Promise & Oath Prophetic & Law Prophetic & Apostolic Ivory & Sapphire PHILOSOPHY Sin consciousness & Reward Consciousness Tragic Hero & False Knight Retribution & Reward Say it & See it Free will & Determination Repression & Oppression Run & Will Lowly & Meek Condescension & Gentleness RELIGION Protestant & Catholic Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic Armenian & Calvinistic POLITICAL IDEOLOGY Democrat & Republican Blue & Red Temple & Dynasty Sacred & Spiritual 0++ Instant ROI National and individual peace is the fruit of the Messiah's reign (Is. 2:4; 9:4-7; 11:6-9; 32:17-18; 33:5-6; 54:13; 55:12; 60:18; 65:25; 66:12; Ezek. 28:26; 34:25; Hos. 2:18; Mic. 4:2-3; Zech. 9:10) PROPHETIC δόγμα dogma command; ordinance; decree DBL Greek rule; decree NASB Dictionaries an opinion; decree LEH LXX Lexicon decree, ordinance An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon that which seems to one; an opinion; dogma; a public decree; ordinance LAW ἐντολή entolē commandment DBL Greek commandment NASB Dictionaries an injunction; order; command TLNT commandment, precept, instruction LEH LXX Lexicon commandment of God, law; orders, commands; the command; the unleavened bread An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon an injunction; order; command; behest LXGRCANLEX commandment; commandment; order; command A Pocket Lexicon to the Greek New Testament The Lexham Analytical Lexicon of the Septuagint injunction, order, command; מִצְוָה; commission; commandment; (set of all the) commandments, right; פִּקּוּדִים; instructions, procedures; תּוֹרָ Decrease time over target: PayPal.me/clastronaut or Venmo @clastronaut

Trinity Lutheran Sheboygan
Bible Study: Joy in Heaven

Trinity Lutheran Sheboygan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 15:25


“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15). As He had mercy on Paul, in order to “display his perfect patience” (1 Tim. 1:16), so also does He seek out His sheep “from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness” (Ezek. 34:12). To deliver His flock, He “will seek the lost, … bring back the strayed, … bind up the injured, and … strengthen the weak” (Ezek. 34:16), and “they shall no longer be a prey” (Ezek. 34:22). He sets over them one great Good Shepherd, the Son of David, who “shall feed them and be their shepherd” (Ezek. 34:23). For Christ Jesus is the one man who, “having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them,” would “leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it” (Luke 15:4). When He finds the lost one and brings it home rejoicing, “the angels of God” and all the company of heaven rejoice with Him, with great joy (Luke 15:7, 10).#lcms #lutheran #biblestudy ------------Visit our website: https://www.trinitysheboygan.org/​​​​Trinity Lutheran Church, School and Child Care have been "Making Known the Love of Christ" in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and throughout the world since 1853 as a congregation gathering around God's Word and Sacraments to receive forgiveness and life everlasting. Trinity is located in downtown Sheboygan, only one block from the Mead Public Library and the Weill Center for the Performing Arts. We invite you to visit us in person!Trinity Lutheran Sheboygan is a proud member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Visit their website: https://www.lcms.org/​​​​Music for this production was obtained through a licensing agreement with One License, LLC. The copyright permission to reprint, podcast, and record hymns and songs is acquired through ID Number: 730195-ASupport the show

Douglas Jacoby Podcast
A Tour Through John, Lesson 22

Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 12:29


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.Scripture for memory (Prov 22:17-18 -- see also 3:3; 7:3, on internalizing God's word)1:14 -- From the prologue: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. NKJV. Importance: Concise statement of the incarnation.2:17 -- Observation from the Twelve: His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” NRSV (ditto following passages) Importance: Observation of quality of Jesus / the Father.3:30 -- From John the Baptist: "He must increase, but I must decrease.” Importance: Concise explanation of the relationship between John the Baptizer and Jesus. Also a selfless prayer.4:24 -- Jesus to the Samaritan woman: "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Importance: Explains religion that God accepts, including the separation of worship from any spatial institution.5:39-40 -- Jesus to the Pharisees: “You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf. Yet you refuse to come to me to have life." Importance: A warning not to become overconfident or over-comfortable with God's word. Discerning Christ is not an intellectual game. 6:35 -- Jesus to the remnants of the 5000: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. Importance: The first "I am" saying. We thrive in Christ.7:24 -- Jesus to the Jews (leaders): "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” Importance: Exhortation to use our minds as we discern truth and error.8:12 -- Jesus to the people: Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Importance: The second "I am" saying. We see by the light of Christ.9:25 -- The blind man to the Pharisees: He answered, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” Importance: Source of a powerful Christian hymn. We see in Christ. 10:7, 9 -- Jesus to the Pharisees: Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep...I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. Importance: The third "I am" saying. Christ is the way to pasture (see Ps 23).10:11 -- Jesus to the Pharisees: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." Importance: The fourth "I am" saying. Christ is the Shepherd (see Ezek 34).11:25-26 -- Jesus to Martha: ...“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live [come back to life], even though they die;and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Importance: The fifth "I am" saying. Christ is the future (resurrection) life.We'll do this again after John 21. Hopefully you're also looking forward to a fun quiz on John, once we reach the end of the series.

Redeeming Truth Podcast
EP 96 | Human Beings: Made in the Image of God (Our Doctrinal Statement) | Redeeming Truth

Redeeming Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 35:25


EP 96 | Human Beings: Made in the Image of God (Our Doctrinal Statement) | Redeeming Truth   Human Beings. We teach Adam and Eve, the parents of the entire human race, were real people who were created in innocence, without sin and with the capacity, desire and mandate to glorify God in all things. All human beings, whether in the womb or out, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or level of health, are images of God and are, therefore, inherently valuable and worthy of respect and protection. All human beings begin to exist as individuals at the moment of conception. Thus, we strongly oppose abortion and euthanasia as well as all kinds of research and procedures that destroy unborn children. We teach that while the highest goal for humanity is still to glorify God, in Adam's sin the whole human race fell, inherited the guilt of his sin and a sinful nature, becoming spiritually dead, enslaved to sin and alienated from God so that all people are now sinners both by nature, inclination, choice and action. We teach that humanity is guilty before God, completely infected by sin and incapable of saving himself from his depraved condition, leaving every human that has ever lived (except for Jesus) hopelessly lost and destined for God's wrath for their sins. This understanding leads us to reject all concepts of universal salvation. We also teach that for those who are trusting in Jesus for their salvation, at the moment of physical death their souls go immediately to heaven and remain there in sinless, conscious bliss until their resurrection when their souls and bodies are reunited forever. For those who do not trust in Jesus for their salvation, at the moment of physical death their souls go to hell and remain there in conscious misery until their souls and bodies are reunited at their resurrection. At that time, they will be judged, found guilty and cast into the Lake of Fire, eternally separated from God in conscious punishment. We reject all forms of reincarnation, purgatory, soul sleep, spirit prison and annihilation as well as anyone remaining on earth in a different form or getting a second chance to be saved after death. [Gen 1:26-31, 2:15-3:20, 5:2, 6:5, 8:21, 9:6; 1 Kgs 8:46; 2 Chr 6:36; Job 5:18-19; Pss 14:1-3, 143:2; Prov 6:16-19; Eccl 7:20, 8:11; Isa 13:11, 43:7; Jer 17:9; Ezek 18:4; Dan 12:2; Matt 7:11, 10:31, 12:12, 25:41-46; John 3:19, 5:29, 6:39, 6:44, 6:65; Rom 1:18-32, 3:9-23, 5:10-21, 6:17, 6:20, 6:23, 7:18, 8:7-11; 1 Cor 2:14, 6:17-20, 11:7, 15:35-49; 2 Cor 4:3-4, 4:14, 5:8; Gal 3:22, Eph 2:1-3, 2:11-12, 4:17-18; Col 1:21, 2:13; 2 Thes 2:12; 2 Tim 1:10, 2:26; Titus 3:3; Jas 2:10-11, 3:9; 1 John 1:8, 1:10; Rev 4:11, 20:4-6, 20:11-15].   For more Redeeming Truth, check out our playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLViZXZvfiieZEiZH7F4j97PcAmIpfV9F   Click here to Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCenfIkvDIJa4Qb4WgsH8hkw?sub_confirmation=1   Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redeemerbibleaz/   For more information about Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona or to help support this ministry, please visit us at https://www.redeemeraz.org   Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redeemeraz   Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/redeemeraz   Never miss a sermon, find our Redeeming Truth Podcast in your favorite player, and subscribe!

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
Deuteronomy 28:47-68 - Continuation of God's Curses for Disobedience

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 61:47


     Continuing the reason for God's judgments on Israel, Moses stated, “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you” (Deut 28:47-48). In this statement we are reminded that God's cursings would come upon His people “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart” (Deut 28:47a). Wiersbe comments: "It's quite depressing to read this long list of calamities, especially when you realize that Israel experienced all of them at one time or another and that innocent people suffered because of the sins of the guilty. Not only Deuteronomy 28, but also Jeremiah's Book of Lamentations is a solemn reminder that it doesn't pay to rebel against God and try to have your own way. And what was the reason for all this trouble? “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart for the abundance of all things” (Deut 28:47)."[1]      One would expect that God's magnificent kindness to Israel would result in humility and a natural expression of gratitude and service to Him. However, it appears in her prosperity and in her abundance of all things, that Israel would forget the Lord and pursue her gifts rather than her Giver. This language harkens back to Moses' previous words in which he warned the nation not to forget God because of His goodness (Deut 6:10-12). By failing to serve God with joy and gladness, Israel would bring God's judgment, and the result would be that the nation would serve its enemies whom the Lord would send against her. Israel's enemies, like all enemies, would be cruel. Israel would know hunger, thirst, nakedness, and a “lack of all things”, which are indicators of poverty. And this will be God's judgment upon them, as He will place an iron yoke on their neck until they are brought down. Most yokes were made of wood, so an iron yoke would be heavier and impossible to break. At a later time in Israel's history, Jeremiah used this language to explain God's judgment upon those who would not submit to Babylon (Jer 27:6-8).      God's judgment would come in the form of a foreign power whom He would raise up to attack Israel. Moses said, “The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young” (Deut 28:49-50). This reveals that God is the sovereign Lord of the universe, that all nations are ultimately under His control, and He will raise up one and bring down another. The Assyrians are described as an eagle that swoops down with destruction on Israel (Hos 8:1), and the Babylonians when they were used by God to destroy Moab (Jer 48:40). Daniel Block offers this insightful comment: "Verses 49–50 characterize Yahweh's agent of doom with five bold brushstrokes, each of which intensifies the terror of Israel's demise. (1) The enemy will come “from the ends of the earth.” What is near is familiar; what is distant is mysterious and fearful. (2) The enemy will be fast. Like an eagle swooping down on his prey, he will attack his targets suddenly and without warning. (3) The enemy will speak an unintelligible language. This rules out negotiations and contributes to horror. (4) The enemy will be “fierce-looking” (lit., “strong of face”), which expresses both the terror of a victim and the resolve of the attacker. (5) The enemy will be heartless, showing no respect for the aged or mercy toward the young."[2]      Moses' description continued, saying, “Moreover, it shall eat the offspring of your herd and the produce of your ground until you are destroyed, who also leaves you no grain, new wine, or oil, nor the increase of your herd or the young of your flock until they have caused you to perish” (Deut 28:51). Here we observe a kind of scorched-earth tactic where the enemy would devastate the land and leave nothing for the inhabitants. And this would envelop the whole land, as “It shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your towns throughout your land which the LORD your God has given you” (Deut 28:52). Israel would make the mistake of trusting in its own fortified cities and abilities when they came under attack, but these would prove useless against the forces God would raise up to defeat them. If Israel would have maintained their walk with the Lord, He would have been their protection against all enemy forces (Deut 28:7). But turning away from God meant leaving the fortress of His love and care.      Then, in horrific detail, Moses explained the degree to with Israel would act when being starved while under siege, saying, “Then you shall eat the offspring of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters whom the LORD your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you” (Deut 28:53). When all food portions had run dry, Israelites would resort to cannibalism, even eating their own children. Moses continued, saying, “The man who is refined and very delicate among you shall be hostile toward his brother and toward the wife he cherishes and toward the rest of his children who remain, 55 so that he will not give even one of them any of the flesh of his children which he will eat, since he has nothing else left, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in all your towns” (Deut 28:54-55). Eugene Merrill states: "The intensity of the distress is emphasized by the fact that parents would eat their children, their only hope of earthly remembrance and posterity (v. 53). And not just the most crass or barbaric among them would do so. The gentlest soul would abandon all restraint and loyalty and in his hour of self-preservation would feed upon his own precious loved ones (v. 54), not retaining a shred of generosity toward others in similar plight (v. 55). The basest human (or animal?) instincts would prevail when choice had to be made between one's own life and another's."[3] Having discussed the gentle man who engages in cannibalism, Moses said of the gentle woman: "The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter, 57 and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her legs and toward her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in your towns." (Deut 28:56-57) Eugene Merrill states: "Lest it be thought that the maternal side of womanhood might preclude such abhorrent behavior, the text goes on to reveal, in terms that stagger the imagination, that women so refined and genteel as to avoid touching the ground with unshod feet would not hesitate to consume their own offspring (vv. 56–57a). In fact, they would keep for themselves their newborn infants and even the afterbirth even if it meant that their husbands and other children had to do without and starve. These they would hoard and eat secretly to preserve themselves in that day of unspeakable horror."[4]      These horrible acts of cannibalism occurred among the ten northern tribes of Israel during the Aramean siege by Ben-hadad II circa 850 B.C. (2 Ki 6:24-30), and the two southern tribes of Judah when they were besieged by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. (Jer 19:9; Ezek 5:9-10; Lam 2:20; 4:10).      What follows in Moses' speech is a summary statement that all the curses described herein would come upon God's covenant people if they turned away from Him. Moses said, “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the LORD your God” (Deut 28:58). Serving God and experiencing His blessings was not a guessing game. Moses had clearly communicated “all the words of this law”, which words, he said, were “written in this book” for Israel to know and follow (Deut 28:58a). Moses had referenced the words of the law before (Deut 17:18-19; 27:2-3, 8, 26), and he would reference them again as being “written” for posterity to study, understand, and follow (Deut 28:61; 29:20-21, 27; 30:10; 31:24, 26). Studying God's Word and walking in obedience meant they would fear and honor (כָּבַד kabad) His “awesome name”, which name embodied all that God is in character and conduct. According to Kalland, “This glorious and awesome name speaks of his essence, character, and reputation as the God of the promises, the true and living God revealed to the people, particularly at Horeb (Sinai).”[5] If Israel would not honor God's name, “then the LORD will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, even severe and lasting plagues, and miserable and chronic sicknesses” (Deut 28:59).      Unfortunately, throughout Israel's history, the book of Deuteronomy was rejected and Israel fell into all sorts of sinful behavior and judgment. It was during the reign of Josiah (2 Ki 22:1), that a copy of Deuteronomy was found in the temple (2 Ki 22:8-20), and the land was largely purged of idolatry and the temple restored to its proper place of function (2 Ki 23:1-25). However, after Josiah died in 609 B.C., the four subsequent kings all did evil in the sight of the Lord until eventually Judah and Jerusalem were destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.      The disobedience of Israel meant they would suffer diseases, sicknesses, and plagues, some of which Israel had seen God bring upon Egypt, but also included other maladies not mentioned here. Moses said, “He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they will cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague which, not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring on you until you are destroyed” (Deut 28:60-61). Merrill states, “the Hebrew construction in v. 61 allows the sickness to be viewed as a divinely ordained instrument of judgment, not just an illness of happenstance or of no apparent purpose.”[6] And such illnesses would decimate the nation's population, as Moses said, “Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the LORD your God” (Deut 28:62). Whereas God had promised to bless the nation with a multitude of people, here the curse would cause their numbers to shrink, making them smaller and smaller as His judgments advanced, and this until they were destroyed.      God is righteous, and it pleases Him to bless His people when they walk in righteous conformity with His directives. However, it also pleases the Lord to act righteously to judge His people when they disobey Him. Moses said, “It shall come about that as the LORD delighted over you to prosper you, and multiply you, so the LORD will delight over you to make you perish and destroy you; and you will be torn from the land where you are entering to possess it” (Deut 28:63). God prefers to bless and not discipline; however, His attribute of righteousness demands He act justly toward His people. Block correctly observes: "Moses begins by speaking shockingly of a change in Yahweh's disposition toward his people. Where previously Yahweh had delighted in causing Israel to flourish, now he will delight in their destruction. The notion is troubling to modern readers, but read within the ancient conceptual environment, it contrasts sharply with the notions of Israel's neighbors. Where others attributed such calamities to demonic forces and hostile deities, Yahwism refuses to take the easy way out. These statements reflect the other side of Yahweh's passion: When his people trample underfoot his grace, his passions will be ignited against them."[7]      Not only would God remove Israel from their land because of idolatry, but He would scatter them among the pagan nations to worship and experience what they sought to elevate above God. Moses said, “Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known” (Deut 28:64). Of course, the reality is that these idols are dumb—wood and stone—and are foreign to the living God who revealed Himself to their patriarchs.      The sad reality is that idols offer no real rest from the troubles of this world because they cannot deliver. Moses said, “Among those nations you shall find no rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul” (Deut 28:65). There would be no rest physically “for the soul of your foot”, and there would be no rest mentally or emotionally, as they would have a heart that constantly trembles, eyes that never fail to see trouble, and a soul that despairs all that life offers. Merrill states, “External transience would be matched by internal, emotional upheaval. The mind would be anxious (lit., “there will be a quaking heart”), the eyes would fail because of longing (cf. 28:32), and the heart (nepeš; i.e., the inner being as a whole) would become faint. The very lives of the people would be hung up before them, that is, would be in suspense.”[8]      The state of their difficult condition would be constant. Night and day they would have no confidence about their condition. Moses said, “So your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you will be in dread night and day, and shall have no assurance of your life” (Deut 28:66). When blessed by God, Israelites would experience long life in the land of blessing. However, when cursed by God, they would never know from day to day whether their lives would be safe. They would be in a constant state of anxiety.      Internal fears and stress from life's experiences would cause them great anguish. Concerning their mental state throughout the day, Moses said, “In the morning you shall say, ‘Would that it were evening!' And at evening you shall say, ‘Would that it were morning!' because of the dread of your heart which you dread, and for the sight of your eyes which you will see” (Deut 28:67). Here is psychological and emotional disequilibrium that is caused by the uncertainty of a troubled life.      Slavery and subjugation would be the end result, as Moses said, “The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, ‘You will never see it again!' And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer” (Deut 28:68). These would become the lowest of slaves, regarded as so worthless that no one, not even their former captors in Egypt, would want to buy them. Deuteronomy 28:68 shows a final reversal of all God's blessings as the Lord, who had once brought them out of slavery in Egypt, would return them to their former captors, only in a worse state than before. According to Craigie, “In the blessing of God, the people had been brought out of Egypt and freed from that old servitude. In the curse of God, they would return to Egypt once again, and there they would experience the depth of humiliation; in offering themselves for sale, they would be deemed by the Egyptians to be substandard, not even worth making into slaves.”[9]      All of these cursings could have been avoided. None of them had to happen. In fact, God desired to bless His people, and all they had to do was to know His Word and walk in it, keeping covenant with the Lord. These curses served as a warning of the consequences of turning away from the Lord and pursuing a life of sinful rebellion. Constable states, “God designed these blessings and curses to persuade His people to obey His covenant with them. Stronger proof of the blessing of obedience and the blasting of disobedience is hardly imaginable. God's will was, and is, very clear and simple: obey His Word.”[10]And Wiersbe adds: "There's a sobering message here for the church in today's world. Like Israel of old, we are God's chosen people and a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9–10) and have been greatly blessed in Jesus Christ. We are here to “advertise” the virtues of the Lord and declare the good news of the Gospel. If we fail to glorify God and obey His Word, He will chasten us just as He chastened Israel (Heb. 12:1–14). “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17) If God chastens His own people for their sins, what will He do to those who don't belong to the family and have resisted His will? But judgment will begin in God's family, and the only way we can avoid it is to turn from our sins and obey His will."[11]     [1] Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Equipped, “Be” Commentary Series, 169. [2] Daniel I. Block, The NIV Application Commentary: Deuteronomy, ed. Terry Muck (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012), 658. [3] Eugene H. Merrill, Deuteronomy, vol. 4, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1994), 367–368. [4] Eugene H. Merrill, Deuteronomy, vol. 4, The New American Commentary, 368. [5] Earl S. Kalland, “Deuteronomy,” in The Expositor's Bible Commentary: Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 176. [6] Eugene H. Merrill, Deuteronomy, vol. 4, The New American Commentary, 370. [7] Daniel I. Block, The NIV Application Commentary: Deuteronomy, 660–661. [8] Eugene H. Merrill, Deuteronomy, vol. 4, The New American Commentary, 371. [9] Peter C. Craigie, The Book of Deuteronomy, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, 351–352. [10] Tom Constable, Tom Constable's Expository Notes on the Bible, Dt 28:58. [11] Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Equipped, 171.    

Bible Fiber
Bible Fiber #36: Zechariah 4

Bible Fiber

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 15:17 Transcription Available


We are halfway through Zechariah's vision sequence. Before we move on, I want to review the tradition of visions in the Hebrew scriptures. You may be wondering if Zechariah's constant dreaming is out of line with the rest of the prophets. Since the time of the Exodus, God has provided a series of righteous human mediators to communicate his will to the Jewish people. During the forty years of wilderness wanderings, God appointed Moses for the role. God declared Moses to be the humblest man on earth, so to him God spoke “face to face—clearly, not in riddles” (Num. 12:8). After the death of Moses came Joshua and then a series of judges who heard the voice of God even if they did not see his form. After King Solomon, very few of Judah and Israel's kings even pretended to seek after God. It was during this time of unrighteous leadership that God supplied a steady stream of prophets for the people. Some wrote their prophecies down and gave us the prophetic books. With this new line of mediators, God often spoke to them in dreams and visions. Read Numbers 12 to see how God, in a dialogue with Aaron and Miriam, predicted a day that dreams and visions would be his preferred method of revelation. The literary prophets all fell between 900 and 500 BCE. During the four hundred years that prophets ministered in Israel and Judah, not all of them recorded dreams or visions. Haggai, for example, had a very direct message for the postexilic community and no visionary experiences. The books most known for their prophetic visions are Amos, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Amos had visions of swarming locusts, consuming fire, a basket of fruit, and an almond tree (Amos 7-9). His visions were mostly static. Jeremiah also had static visions, one of a blossoming almond tree (Jer. 1:11) and another of a boiling pot tilted toward Judah (Jer. 1:13). Ezekiel was a prolific visionary and his scenes glitter with detail and movement. Among the most famous of his visions are the valley of the dry bones (Ezek. 37), God's battle chariot flown by winged beings (Ezek. 1), and the divine blueprints of the New Jerusalem (Ezek. 40-48). 

Malcolm Cox
S2 Ep329: Quiet Time Coaching Episode 329 | Psalm 27, “One Thing I Ask” Series | Part 3 | Malcolm Cox

Malcolm Cox

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 10:16


Quiet Time Coaching Episode 329 | Psalm 27, “One Thing I Ask” Series | Part 3 | Malcolm Cox Today we continue with a series based on Psalm 27. I spoke on this Psalm's theme, and especially verse 4, for the Watford church of Christ. We are part-way through a series based on the “one thing” phrases found in the Scriptures. If you haven't already done so, I recommend listening to the first episode which covers some background thoughts on the context of the Psalm.  Now, on to today's verse.  “When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.” (Psalm 27:2 NIV11) David has problems. His enemies not only have evil intent, but they aim to destroy. They want him gone, out of the picture, eliminated. Have you ever had an experience like that? What does it do to your peace of mind and confidence about the future? Let's see how David responds. First of all, we note that David faces reality head on. He is not unaware of his predicament, nor is he trying to pretend it is not as severe as it is. One of the keys to spiritual well-being is to acknowledge our challenges, to recognise the motives of those who would harm us, and to take it all to God. The word ‘devour' can mean to ‘eat'.  This is a reminder of the frail nature of our physical existence. It can also mean to ‘slander' from an Akkadian idiom ‘to eat a piece of me'. Who does this remind you of?  “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:8–9 NIV11) Satan is a roaring lion looking to devour us. But, he can be resisted and he will flee. He flees not because of our strength, but because he recognises the strength of Christ in us. Emphatically it is David's enemies that will fall and not he himself.  He has the light (v1) - they are in darkness where stumbling is a natural consequence of not having light. The tables are turned.  The enemies expect to be victorious, but they are the ones who will fall, and not David.  They will not be falling at David's feet, but falling at the feet of God. It is he who fights our battles. You might like to look up this song on such a theme by Michael W. Smith: https://youtu.be/YBl84oZxnJ4  People ‘falling' at the power/revelation of God was a common experience in Scripture, Ezek. 1:28; 44:4; Dan. 2:46; 8:18; 10:9; Acts 9:4; 22:7; 26:14; Rev. 1:17; 19:10; 22:8, and when the soldiers approached Jesus. “When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.” (John 18:6 NIV11) The story is told of the Christian woman who heard a knock at the door. She called out, “Who's there?”. “The devil”, came the reply. “Can I come in?” “Yes”, she said, ‘but you should know that Jesus is here with me.” “Ah!”, said the devil, “I'll come back another time.” What is the lesson from this verse? When under attack David does two things:  i. He turns to God in prayer   ii. He turns to God in faith These two actions are adequate to quiet his soul.  Both actions require courage. The courage to step away from our anxiety long enough to pray, and the courage to trust God for a future which we cannot yet see. How could these two simple actions help you with whatever you feel I might ‘devour' you? We will conclude today's podcast with the song I wrote using the words of Psalm 27 verse 4. Next week we will proceed to the third verse of the Psalm. In the meantime, please add your comments on this week's topic. We learn best when we learn in community.  Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here's the email: [malcolm@malcolmcox.org](mailto:malcolm@malcolmcox.org).  If you'd like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://[www.malcolmcox.org](http://www.malcolmcox.org/).  Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review.  “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)  God bless, Malcolm

Szertár
Milyen egy jó előrejelzés?

Szertár

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 49:48


Felelősségre vonható-e egy kutató ha téved az előrejelzése? Most kiderül, mit gondoltunk erről a kérdésről hat éve az előrejelzésekről szóló adásunkban.  2016 márciusában Szalai Ferenc fizikussal beszélgettünk arról, milyen egy jó jóslat. Csak hogy kontextusba helyezzem: az ezt megelőző amerikai elnökválasztások előtt jártunk, bőven a 2008-as nagy válság után, két év volt még a krími megszállásig, a COVID pedig még a kanyaraban sem volt. Ezek fényében kifejezetten szórakoztató, vagy néhol bizarr volt visszahallgatni a beszélgetést. Az állunk esett le például akkor azon, hogy olasz szeizmológusokat ítéltek el a nem kellően pontosan közölt földrengés előrejelzésükért. Mondhatni, történelmi adás ez a mai. Köszönöm, ha hozzájárulsz az adás működési költségeihez a patreon.com/szertar oldalon. Felhasznált zene: Folk Hearts - Just between us (artlist.io licensz)

Dr. Andy Woods: Pastor's Point of View
PPOV 223: News Update

Dr. Andy Woods: Pastor's Point of View

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 73:24


Pastors' Point of View Ep. 223 with Drs. Andy Woods & Jim McGowan.News UpdateTopics covered:Israel alone Iran and Russia and the Sudan aligning (Ezek. 38-39) The last days' spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah (Rev. 11:8) CRT update Totalitarianism in the USAPro-abortion apostasy in the churchThanks for listening!

High and Silver Presents: The Pilgrim’s Progress
#12.5 | The Pilgrims Digress: Ch. 12

High and Silver Presents: The Pilgrim’s Progress

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 73:54


Zach and Mr. Sagacity agree to agree. Then David says, "We gonna do something?" Verse references: Matt 23:3; 1 Cor 4:20; Rom. 2:24-25; James 1:27; Matt. 13:23,30; Lev. 11; Deut. 14; 1 Cor. 13:1-3, 14:7; Gen 39:15; 1 Cor. 13:2; Psa. 119:34; Psa. 38:18; Jer. 31:19; John 16:8; Rom 7:24; Mark 16:16; Gal. 2:16; Rev. 1:6; John 16:9; Gal. 2:15,16; Acts 4:12; Matt. 5:6; Rev. 21:6; Job 42:5,6; Psa. 50:23; Ezek. 20:43; Matt. 5:8; John 14:15; Rom. 10:10; Ezek. 36:25; Phil 1:27, 3:17-20; John 4:36; Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 9:24-27; Rev. 3:11  

Bible Fiber
Bible Fiber #34: Zechariah 2

Bible Fiber

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 14:57 Transcription Available


Welcome to Bible Fiber where we are encountering the textures and shades of the prophetic tapestry in a year-long study of the twelve minor prophets, one prophet each month. I am Shelley Neese, president of The Jerusalem Connection, a Christian organization devoted to sharing the story of the people of Israel, both ancient and modern. This week we are studying the second chapter of Zechariah, a continuation of the prophet's vision sequence: eight visions in one night making up the first six chapters of the book. The chapter begins with the prophet speaking in first person, “I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand” (2:1). Looking up or being roused is Zechariah's standard introduction for every vision except the fourth. Zechariah, accustomed to interacting with the characters in his visions, asked the man with the measuring line, “where are you going?” The man answered the prophet, “To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide and how long it is” (2:2). The man's optimistic answer comes off as either naïve or noble. In the sixth century BCE, the postexilic community was tasked with rebuilding their once beautiful but now ruinous city. They were low on resources and, according to Haggai, also low on enthusiasm. The young man's response is heartening to Zechariah. He is not only measuring the foundations of the Temple, but he is also surveying Jerusalem's old boundary lines, in anticipation of the full city's restoration. In Zechariah's first vision, Yahweh assured the prophet that as he rebuilt the nation a “measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem” (1:16). Now the task of the measuring line is being carried out. When reading Zechariah, it is helpful to keep a look out for how the themes of each vision interlock as the scenes and characters change. The man with the measuring line represents the community once they have internalized God's message through Haggai and set ambitiously to the task of rebuilding Jerusalem. The man in the vision cannot see how God is complementing his efforts. The same is true with the returnees. While they might feel discouraged that Jerusalem is never going to reach its former stature, Yahweh is moving in another sphere of time and space to bring about their redemption. Only Yahweh knows every link in the chain of the restoration process. In verse three, two new characters enter the vision. Zechariah refers to the first as “the angel who spoke with me” and the second is vaguely referred to as “another angel” (2:3). Zechariah scholars often identify the first angel with the angel on the red horse from the scene in the myrtle trees. The second angel may be the mediating angel that was also in the previous vision. Throughout Zechariah's dream sequence, certain angels appear and reappear, giving the sequence continuity of characters. Zechariah addresses his questions to the second angel while the first angel runs to meet the young man with the measuring line. The scene has a lot of hurried movements. The first angel instructs the young man to stop his work because he has good news to share: “Jerusalem shall be inhabited like unwalled villages because of the multitude of people and animals in it” (2:4). Apparently, the man was measuring Jerusalem's dimensions in order to rebuild the city's wall. The angel tells the man that Jerusalem cannot have a wall because an influx of returnees is coming that will far surpass the city's capacity. The new Jerusalem has to be unwalled and unlimited.Ezekiel, the prophet in exile, also experienced a vision of an unlimited Jerusalem (Ezek. 40-48). In Ezekiel's vision, the prophet was transported to a mountaintop overlooking all of Israel. An angel with a bronze-like appearance met Ezekiel on the mountaintop with a measuring reed in his hand (Ezek. 40:3). The angel preceded to give Ezekiel a precise blueprint of the future Temple with its gates, courts, rec

Faith Bible Church
The Shorter Catechism Explained - Questions 85-87 - Pastor Stuart Sanders

Faith Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 33:46


Q. 85. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin? A. To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption. Acts 20:21; Prov. 2:1-5; Prov. 8:33-36; Isa. 55:3. Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ? A. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel. Heb. 10:39; John 1:12; Isa. 26:3-4; Phil. 3:9; Gal. 2:16. Q. 87. What is repentance unto life? A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience. Acts 11:18; Acts 2:37-38; Joel 2:12; Jer. 3:22; Jer. 31:18-19; Ezek. 36:31; 2 Cor. 7:11; Isa. 1:16-17.

The Apocalyptic Gospel Podcast
S3E24: Heavenly Visions and Eschatological Revelation in the Book of Ezekiel

The Apocalyptic Gospel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 48:07


In this episode we discuss the book of Ezekiel and its later interpretation in apocalyptic literature and the New Testament. Just as with the other written prophets, Ezekiel continues the theme of covenantal maintenance, using Israel's history as a mechanism to describe their future eschatological exile and redemption. Several features in Ezekiel become important to the later apocalyptic writers, including heavenly visions, eschatological imagery, and the way in which these serve to communicate the certainty of God's covenantal promises.  Show notes A brief overview of Ezekiel (1:32) The centrality of the covenantal dynamic - Ezekiel 1:1-2; Tg. Ezek. 2:9-10 (5:52) Influential elements in Ezekiel that later characterize apocalypticism (10:44) The angelic mediary - Ezekiel 8-11 (14:59) Heavenly revelation and divine sovereignty - 1 Enoch 14:18-22 (16:32) Eschatological revelation and the recapitulation of Israel's history - Ezekiel 20 (20:03) The purpose of written prophecy - Deuteronomy 31:21-29; Isaiah 30:8; Habakkuk 2:2-3 (23:55) Gog and Magog - Ezekiel 38-39; Sib. Or. 3.319-323; Mishneh Torah, Kings and Wars 12:2 (29:46) Ezekiel in Second Temple Literature - Ezekiel 36-37; Romans 11:15; 1 Enoch 90:3-4, 18, 20; 4 Maccabees 18:14-19 (35:36) Ezekiel in the New Testament - Revelation 4-5; 1 Enoch 14; John 10 (42:26)

Redeeming Truth Podcast
EP 93 | God the Spirit Explained (Our Doctrinal Statement) | Redeeming Truth

Redeeming Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 27:09


EP 93 | God the Spirit Explained (Our Doctrinal Statement) | Redeeming Truth   Pastors Jon Benzinger, Dale Thackrah, and Kyle Swanson discuss God the Spirit. Who is God the Spirit? Who is the Holy Spirit?   God The Holy Spirit. We teach that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, is personal, meaning He thinks, feels, desires, chooses and acts. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent and eternal. He created and preserves the world, was actively involved in Jesus' earthly life (e.g., His conception, empowering His ministry, at His Crucifixion and His Resurrection), was sent by the Father and the Son in fulfillment of the New Covenant as Jesus' comforting replacement, is the Divine Author and Interpreter of Scripture, convicts of sin, restrains evil, grants new life to the spiritually dead, places all believers into Christ and the one true church, convinces them to repent and believe, indwells them permanently, empowers biblical preaching, gives Christians access to God, leads them away from and empowers them for victory over sin, transforms them into the image of Jesus, produces godly character, prays for them, gifts them for ministry, seals and protects them until He raises them from the dead and in all things brings glory to Jesus. We teach that while God can certainly work miracles today, they were prominent only during certain periods in biblical history, being given to authenticate someone's ministry as truly speaking or working for God. The offices of apostle and prophet ended with the Apostle John. The ‘gift' or ability to perform miracles was never intended to be the normal Christian life and no one is performing miraculous gifts at will today (e.g., tongues / languages, prophecy, healing, etc.). Spiritual gifts are ministries given to every Christian for the purpose of blessing and edifying others. No specific ‘gift' is evidence of salvation. No ‘word from the Lord,' feeling or impression will ever contradict or supersede what the Spirit has already said in the Bible He authored. [Gen 1:2; Exod 4:30-31, 7:17; Job 33:4; 1 Kgs 17:24; Pss 33:6, 51:11, 104:30, 115:3, 139:7- 10; Isa 6:9-10 (comp. to Acts 28:25-27) 32:14, 44:3, 61:1, 63:10-11; Ezek 36:27, 39:29; Joel 2:28-29; Matt 3:16, 12:28-32, 28:19; Luke 1:35, 7:15-16; John 3:2-8, 6:63, 10:38, 14:11, 14:16-17, 14:26, 15:26-27, 16:7-15; Acts 1:16, 2:22, 5:3-4, 10:38, 15:28, 28:25; Rom 1:4, 8:2-27; 1 Cor 2:10-11, 3:16, 6:11, 6:19, 12:4-13, 13:8-10; 2 Cor 3:17, 12:12, 13:14; Gal 5:16-18, 5:22-23; Eph 1:13-14, 2:18, 2:22, 4:7-12, 4:30, 5:18; 2 Thes 2:6-8; Titus 3:5; Heb 9:14, 10:15-16; 1 Pet 1:10-11, 1:23-25; 2 Pet 1:21; 1 John 4:13].   Click here to Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCenfIkvDIJa4Qb4WgsH8hkw?sub_confirmation=1   Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redeemerbibleaz/   For more information about Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona or to help support this ministry, please visit us at https://www.redeemeraz.org   Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redeemeraz   Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/redeemeraz   Never miss a sermon, find our Redeeming Truth Podcast in your favorite player, and subscribe!