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October 30, 2021 1:00 am
Welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee weekend edition Pastor David McGee is internationally recognized for his unique conversational verse by verse and chapter by chapter teaching through the word of God.
We have hundreds of his teachings through the many books of the Bible, and encourage you to visit, cross the bridge.com to study the Scriptures along with Pastor David right now open your Bible to the Old Testament book of Job and follow along for today's teaching pastor David has been teaching practical lessons from the life of Job. We are finding out that what needed to be learned. Back then, still needs to be learned today. I think you'll find that to be true today and tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapters 25 and 26. Now here's Pastor David terminated Joe chapter 25 and if you don't have a viable chance for the ushers will come and bring your Bible and were in Job chapter 25 we are going through two chapters an evening with Joe. Joe was a really, really blessed man and he had also family lunch kids business doing well. All sorts are often Job had things but things didn't have Joe in warming. He was blessed he was prosperous, but God was number one.
When you put God number one line you forgot God to bless you.
If God is not number one. He can't release all the blessings he has for you because your priorities are out of whack and God cannot bless disobedience to God doesn't will bless a beating. Every time there was a strategic meeting that Job was not aware of where the enemy comes in to the presence of guidances. They begin this discussion. Satan is after Joe and he's been watching Joe notice and Job's head protection what it looked like that it was complete. He knew almost things to even check in Job now and God laid forth the ground rules.
Many said to them a lot you can do this been the war so a lot happens please come and steal Job's crops and stuff. There's a fire. His kids were killed. There's another strategic meeting.
He doesn't know the first time. Got to keep your hands off of second time aces don't take his life that Job is is, when these books it makes her so uncomfortable, is, like when when Jesus is talking to Peter. Peter been fairly prideful when Jesus of the air by Scott Randolph from Peterson on everybody but me in and so Peter can I have faith in Peter and Jesus said to Peter, Satan, he won't show he will specific you like, we you know your Peter and Jesus and you know what he think we get told him no and yet let's think about that statement specific.
You likely understand that getting sifted gets the garbage out and keeps what is good and usable of the current and that's exactly what happens a lot of Peter's pride in the different things the had to deal with just left old and what emerged was a powerful man, I got what is and you can take so many Bible characters. What if you took just a slice of their life at the wrong time.
In other words, you took a slice of Peter's life. It is denial. And you thought all that said, that's how he ends. That's what happens to him because he's in the middle of it at this moment, or about Joseph. Joseph Meadows also promises he had shared the dreams with his brothers. Even maybe that wasn't the smartest thing to do certain times within a through think beating him out. They throw minute is in a pit and then they sold him and he worked really hard to Potter first house he's unjustly accused of rape. Maybe you been unjustly accused in your thinking all great this is. Hello, this is how I am not seasonally looking at your lives in the things that are happening anything at all. This is where it ends up no no, what if Job would've done were given insight into that window of time where his life is. I mean this. It was an up evil that it doesn't even begin to describe it is after after God said okay enemy. You can touch it but don't take his life. He began to get these boy goals which are which are like a huge six and filled with pain and pressure so much as he was taking pieces of broken pottery and scraping the skin and his friends who could've had a real moment of compassion with aim are like well you know what you did wrong.
Okay going to go through some things that I look at before I go into the word that I believe will help you there some powerful Scriptures and also you need understand something that even though were 500 years past the Reformation, there's still lots of remnants of the Catholic Church in the Protestant church in our mindset that we were brought up with the whole idea of mortal sins and little since his cardinal sins and the thing about the Bible is too complicated. I can understand it.
I need somebody that you know completely educated with lots of initials after his name to explain it to that suicide automatically send somebody to help. There's a lot of lot of things that came in through their here's a Jewish blessing that they would say before they began to read and study the Torah or the word, the Bible and they been saying this prayer for some of these prayers 2500 years 3000 years. This one particular no another time I give it to you in English and Hebrew. Just to give it to you in English tonight. It's as blessed are you oh Lord our God and King of the universe we stop differently. If you follow Jewish blessings, then you know that that's in of the Hebrew. The room got time to know at the time Adam and I am looking on my lap, mom, that is, blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe. Many of the jet of Jewish blessings start out like that to remember is that when you get a good grip on a lot of the blood of the blessings lesson are you, Lord our God, King of the universe who sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us to engross ourselves in the words of the Torah or the words of God.
Blessed are you, Lord our God and King of the universe same blessing. Improve got time.
Adam and I will handle a lot, who chose us all the people and gave us his word. Blessed are you, Lord God, give her of the Torah, so that's a Jewish blessing and now some of the Scriptures that are really good to read before you do your studies, your your reading a few that honestly some of these I read for years and years. Every time before study John chapter 14 verse 15 says if you love me, keep my commandments and I will pray the father and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever, even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it see of him not, nor know of him, but you know, for he dwelt with with you, and shall be in you, for he dwells with you and Shelby in you. There's a difference there. I will not leave you comfortless I will come to you.
It's interesting that work comfortless in the Greek or fondles. I will leave you as orphans won't leave you without comfort and Jesus here is issuing his heart, John 1415 16 and if you want to read. The real Lord's prayer. John 17. That's when Jesus is praying for those around it was so important to Jesus that the disciples receive the Holy Spirit in fullness that he said it is worth my life. It's worth me not being here with you so I can send the Holy Spirit understand in the Hebrew Scriptures in the Old Testament. In the part a joke that were reading.
It was the old covenant the old covenant was the blood of animals in the word that is used often is: fear atonement configure in the Hebrews where we get our English word cover and that's what it did. It covered our sins and praise God. It covered since, but he didn't wash away. That's why they had to keep doing it and that's why Jesus only had to die once, because his sacrifice was so complete and it didn't cover your sins washed away.
That brings us into the new covenant, and because we have been made holy by the blood of the Lamb Jesus, the Holy Spirit doesn't have to walk beside us. He can be in us because we've been made holy man, pray for them.
You see this in John 14 and the new living translation that same reference. If you love me obey my commandments, this is John 14 versus 15 to 70 new living translation. If you love me obey my commandments and I will ask the father and he will give you another advocate who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit who leads in all truth in the world cannot receive him, because it isn't looking for him and doesn't recognize him, but you know him because he lives with you now and later will be in you. That's what he said to the disciples, he was beside them, but later he would be in them know I will not abandon you as orphans. I will come to you in John 1426 to 27 but the helper, the Holy Spirit whom the father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things, say all things all say say get all things, and that's awesome. He will bring to remembrance all things to understand God wants to help you in not just your church life. He wants to help you 24 seven. He wants to talk to you so much that he'll talk to you so you dreams don't look at me without doing voices in the Bible it talks about dream and okay there's there's five places in the first two chapters of the New Testament, during all things guidance to help you if you got issues at work.
Talk to him about God. I don't know what to do this thing work. I got this guy got the whatever talent talk to and he'll bring the Scripture that has to do with that situation.
Or maybe I'll just speak and that still small voice. How do you learn to hear that work when you hear it, obey it in the next time you'll hear it a little bit better, but if you hear it and don't obey it. Next time you will hear it as well. That's what I say when when the Lord hugs on your heart. At the end of the service go with that obey the Lord, you never know what he wobbles to do that, you know, I mean he might be bringing you up here. Pray for Solano, but if you're not obedient you'll never see that I try to always listen when I hear that voice of the Lord, and I don't always do. I had a lesson that help me.
I really would encourage anybody to have this lesson. I knew that as a young man was having a conversation with the God about music and was important that when that.our discussion, and a Holocaust rumor has met this other guy in smiling and thought man I gotta go tell about Jesus after when this argument discussion and am so I got finished here, look for him to say my thought well targeted by her and her although he was kind of friend that I saw a lot in different places.
Two weeks later he was killed in a car crash and I wonder if God sits a live but I knew I knew I was supposed to tell him that I did. Pastor David will be back in less than one minute.
As he continues teaching in the book of Job. A great way to start out each day is with a practical email devotional every morning from Pastor David visit cross the bridge.com to start receiving yours for free.
If you have a cell phone. You can also text the word encourage 294253 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day. That's 94253 and now back to the teaching I knew I was supposed to tell us of Lord I don't ever again that I don't want to be disobedient. You and I don't want somebody else imperil myself. It's interesting that happened I've probably 1819. I just got out of teen challenge and the I told that story occasionally me once every couple years or so we were. Don't build on a Sunday morning. I told after the service was outgoing so I can buy them at school in today good to see you and I knew that she had become a Christian-based government bureaus while person but become a believer and I had told that story that day and she said do you remember that Mark was my half-brother. I wasn't sure what was going next. She said Mark went forward at church the weekend before he was killed, gave his life to Jesus.
He didn't have to tell me that now he waited 25 years did tell me praise God. He told me and I'm glad he waited a man so I so I could learn that lesson is what is interesting, Holy Spirit days is leaving the in the night for John 1426 with the help of the Holy Spirit whom the father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, bring your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you not as the world gives do I give to you little give-and-take away. He gives you the peace. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Building in John 16 and these are all in on Scriptures to think about ponder before you go into the work. John 16/7 is nevertheless.I tell you the truth it is to your image that I go away as have to sound crazy to the disciples if they been walking with Jesus for three Jacobs and Jesus is unbelieving, the Savior, your spiritual leader.
You see, leave, and you won't see me anymore in the Holy Spirit that I'm sending you will be able to see unseen Jesus is for about do not go away, the helper will not come to you. Why couldn't Holy Spirit, because the blood had to be spell on our behalf, so that we could be made holy so that we could connect to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Goodbye with me but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will convict the world of sin and of righteousness and judgment sin because they do not believe in me, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is rejecting the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the ministry of the Holy Spirit we see in John right there where it says verse of sin, because they do not believe in me. So the Holy Spirit convinces them of their need for Jesus. They reject the Holy Spirit and Jesus and that is a sin that cannot be forgiven. No one can be forgiven of the sin of rejecting Jesus as their Savior. It all comes down to that. Who do you say that he is first 10 of righteousness, because I go to my father and you see me no more of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. He's condemned with the death of Jesus.
He judge the enemy who had control or power over the world now. He still has some power and influence, but he's Artie been judged. She's Artie been defeated. If you will first talk. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he the spirit of truth is, he will guide you into all truth for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak and he will tell you things to come, he will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Think about that. He saying that the Johnny's is the John the Holy Spirit.
Scale economies go tell you things that are yet to be. John wrote the book of Revelation through the prompting of the Holy Spirit. If Jesus were the left we would not of gotten the book of Revelation. He will glorify me, and it will take what is mine and declare it to you all think that the father has her mind.
Therefore I said that you will take nine and declare to you, lifeless. The enemy, your enemy has already been defeated. Praise cannot get us. Come on now you're thinking. What he didn't feel too defeated to know it's coming. It's coming. That's why frantic Leslie Job 2526 of these redheads you know these chapters are little bit shorter if you didn't read ahead your thinking man when is it will be here till midnight and start a fervor.
Chapter 25 only has six versus Job chapter 25 verse one didn't build that the shoe I answered and said dominion in fear belong to him. He makes peace in his high places. Is there any number to his armies upon whom does is like not rise. How then can man be righteous before God, that's a great little question just slid American or how can he be pure. He was born of a woman even if the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in his sight, how much less may in who is a magnet, tell us what you think. Gilda and the son of man, who is a war is going to maggot no man in the sky, and let me remind you, these are jokes, comforters well. Things were supposed to see from this is how not to comfort somebody. Amen these guys man. Chapter 26, but Job answered and said, how have you helped him who is without power. How have you save the arm that has no strength I'll have you counseled one who has no wisdom in how have you declared sound advice to many, to whom have you uttered words and new spirit came from you did terrible and those under the waters of those inhabiting them she'll his neck before him, and destruction has no covering he stretches out the north over empty space. He hangs the earth nothing he binds up the water in his thick clouds and yet the clouds are not broken under this particular book Joe is the oldest book in the Bible, by far. It was written long before Genesis and the other top books was relieved, Job is actually mentioned early on in Genesis. There's a lot of different reasons that we think we could discuss from that. But heroes are interesting.
So this book is 3030 504,000 years will listen to the science that is in the next two verses in verse eight he binds the water in his thick clouds. It would be years, not hundreds of years not centuries, thousands of years before man discovered that there was moisture in the clouds.
But God knew like 3000 years ago. Yet the clouds are not broken under it. He covers the face of his throne and spreads his cloud over it. He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary of light and darkness the world so the world was flat for hundreds and hundreds of years. There's other verses talk about earthly the globe and circularly even stronger. But this is the Bible being right in science being long and then science adjusting to the Bible, which incidentally has happened over and over and over and over and over again deposit so little sleep. The world is flat. The Bible's nonsense will guess what the world is not flat Sopranos verse 11, the pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his rebuke, he stirs up the sea with his power and by his understanding, he breaks up the storm by his spirit. He adorned the heavens's hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Indeed these are the mere edges of his ways and how small a whisper. We hear of him, but the thunder of this power.
Who can understand Job later in this book and I would encourage equipment going read the whole book ON read ahead and in the end it's one of the most beautiful literary writings. As Job realizes and God says to Job, who are you there questioningly were you here when I created the earth, did I ask you how to do it or you mean do you understand how illegal sponsor anything like that. Once you asked Jesus to forgive you and you begin to follow him.
The more you follow him, the easier it gets the following.
Now it takes a commitment if you're like well we'll see about follow him. Failure can have an up-and-down life. You commit to follow him and then understand that you hear his voice. Now the more you listen, the better. The less you listen the less you redirect John chapter 10 verse two but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep when they him to get into the door thing and in the Hebrew word pictured enough to blow your mom in the store.
I know not of the night, but no time across you enters by the door is the shepherd and sheep to him. The doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice where she he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
When you got saved he called you by name and let you and when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. What's interesting with oversexed Jesus use this illustration, but they did not understand the things which he spoke to why he wasn't there. Shepherd, they were not issued but we are a sheep and he is our chapter and we hear his voice, you've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition union again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations.
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