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Puah and Shiphrah [Part 2]

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July 14, 2020 6:00 am

Puah and Shiphrah [Part 2]

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July 14, 2020 6:00 am

The ancient serpent, called the Accuser, sought to destroy the “seed of the woman,” but he couldn’t. Christ, by His own obedience, laid down His life for your salvation and mine and, in so doing, crushed the headship of evil.

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Pastoral author and Bible teacher Alan writing.

Anyone who believes in him. When we reckon to be the right is price that would live forever and ever. When God and God most high five and a most unlikely way son of God will and yet world say that's faster I would welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life for no hold. I'm excited for you to hear the teaching today.

In the series titled God used who and you may just be surprised, as presented, it written older church in North Carolina. If you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. It can be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministry as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer. Contact us at pastoralan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on that later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan writing and when you see something that's that brazen and it's in its nature of evil. You might think that's a worse evil but is no worse than what Pharaoh had in his heart.

In the beginning is just more visible when you see darkness that is darker than you've seen before and you pick up the paper and you read things and you say what this is worse than it's ever been. He is not worse is just more visible. It's more tolerated but evil is evil and darkness is dark will all of this to me is a picture of this Pharaoh a tyrant who is so afraid of these baby boys that are being born that he just got killed in all of this is a picture of the spiritual battle that has always been.

If you want understand spiritual warfare then you look in Genesis chapter 3 where it really all begins in Genesis chapter 3 we have the beginning of the battle because after Adam and Eve send and the Lord came in.

He spoke the consequences and the Lord spoke this is Genesis 3 verse 14 and the Lord spoke to the serpent at picture metaphor of Satan and the Lord God said to the serpent because you've done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring, he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel out.

Thus, the English standard version, but I want to suggest to you that a more literal translation would be much more helpful is what really the text says is output enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent and then what the text literally says is, he shall crush your head and you shall strike at his heel.

The reason that's important is because it is consistent with the image of a serpent with things that strikes towards the heel can't get up to the head strikes in the vicinity of the heel and that it's not a mere bruising but it is more of an devastating blow to the serpent that is prophesied here, so please notice this about the spiritual battle that God is speaking of here and that is that the battle is not really between this woman and the serpent between the seed of the woman. There is one who will, the seed of the woman not just referring to any offspring that ultimately to the ultimate seed of the woman which is Christ himself, but there would one day be a new Adam would be one who would, lived a sinless life and he would represent us as a human being and he would take the punishment for us. This seed of the woman, the Messiah himself and everybody who is joined in with that Messiah and everyone who is accepted and those in Christ is also part of the seed that seed there enmity not just forecasted and he said this is what's now happen is that there is going to be a seething hatred from this serpent and the seed of that woman and there's a great is a great fear from the serpent in the dead to the seed of the woman is going to crush his head and so it is that the serpent is cursed. Notice please this. Please notice that this serpent doesn't speak or negotiate with God. Yes, the devil is real, yes, darkness is a real power and yet it is like darkness and light.

There is no comparison between darkness and light wherever there's like darkness, please. There is no such thing is turning on the darkness and making delightfully. You can go into absolutely dark room light one candle and you'll dispel the darkness, but you can't find a beam of darkness into a bright room and make it darker if I darkness is just the it's just the absence of light. The serpent of speak back to God and say what I like this plan and that's not the wedding to be. I'm not going to go on my belly and you know why because God is the Creator of the ends of the earth and the serpent was a creature creatures have to do what the creator says the Creator can create out of nothing, he can speak and bring forth something into existence is author of life, so as to understand this about, whatever the nature of this invisible spiritual battle where this not like there to gods that are battling it to. There's one God and he is Lord over all and he is providential and what he says goes. And this God in whom you have found life in Jesus Christ. This God will not be thwarted in his word will not fall empty to the ground. You can count on it. No comparison between the devil and God any more than there is between darkness and light, and so this this battle that is forecast. It begins, I think it worked like this. Simply put, devil didn't know when the Messiah would be born is not omniscient didn't know that angels themselves in heaven did know all the timings and God himself and so advised that there was a great enmity and you could see it throughout the Scripture, all of hell conspiring to try to kill the sons of the people of God so right from the beginning Abel offered up some offerings to the Lord.

The Lord blessed and approve those offerings and chain grew jealous. Maybe it was because there was a dark whisper to his heart. That said, look at you you're not blessed and planted the thought of fear that resulted in hatred and anger and a murderous spirit and killed his brother. Maybe the devil thought that able was the seed of the woman, but he was not.

When Jacob stole Esau's blessing may be the same accuser whispered in Esau's here and said, look at you.

You have been robbed of your blessing. And now you won't be blessed, and he's the one that did it to you because maybe the devil thought that Jacob was the seed of the woman and Esau sought to kill Jacob Joseph's brothers wanted to murder Joseph perhaps hell thought Joseph was the one and when there was a youth named David in the fields of Bethlehem, who was anointed by the flask of oil, the prophet Samuel. I think Rachel conspired and said this must be the one.

And so it was that there was demonic oppression of King Saul who wanted to kill David and David had to go on the run over and over. You see it session this story of pool and shift from this story in the context of a Pharaoh who wanted to kill the sons of the Hebrew people was born of that same seething hatred that the serpent had for the seed of the woman that perhaps out of one of these Jewish boys was going to come the Messiah, the seed of the woman in the devil didn't know, and so it was that in this irrational fear in this great hatred, Pharaoh wanted to just kill all of the boys. These two women would not participate.

They would not be the palms of Pharaoh, they would not give in to the taunts of fear and they would not fall prey to these lies so who were these two midwives. They were just two women who decided to resist the devil and found out when you do, he will flee from you. These are two women that stand strong in the spirit of the Lord, and according to the word of the Lord now know how much they knew about it, but the battle belongs to the Lord is on his throne, and you can never go wrong by doing what is right and you can never, ever lose a battle that is already been won on your behalf in the name of Jesus. It is a battle that is for the mind. It is a battle about deception is it a battle about discouragement is a battle that is ultimately meant to bring harm against the ultimate seed of the woman who have been grafted into Christ. And so when Jesus came. Now, finally, hell new that this is the Messiah. After all, soon as Jesus was born. Angels broke open the heavens and they trumpeted the news to shepherds unto you this day in the city of David is born a Savior is the Messiah, the Lord talent right will have more teaching moment from today's imported series. Glad you've heard about it with the lead and experience it in the hypothalamus, the left but not of myself as a love story from beginning to the spiritual bride of Christ, the perfect bike. The Bible tells of his kind moms are the links to two women walk with a man who is found inevitable sweetness about God's love for you this night pretty woman who asserts for 25 2014 only discount fully gauge my doctor.

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Today's teaching now continues here once again is what happened was, there was a ruler named Herod and he had the exact same as think that Pharaoh had met same dark whisper came into his his scintillating the heart that said to him, this is a threat look you call yourself the King of the Jews. But now they say he is a new king, you better do something about that. And so it was, he told Wiseman is that you tell me where this new Christ child is an outcome worship him to and yet he had intended to murder him and the wisemen.

These magi were given a word of the Lord to not go back to Herod and a dream came to Joseph in which an angel told him take the child to go to Egypt as they fled to get away from Herod and so what did Herod do Herod just like this barrow. He ordered the massacre of every Hebrew boy in the city of Bethlehem.

Jesus was in Egypt and he was safe and God was on his throne and no Pharaoh and no Herod and no devil could have stopped the son of God from coming into their because he's God I tell you is the Creator of the ends of the earth. I tell you he is without equal, he is without arrival. He is God, and no one can stop him. You want to get a good picture of this you can see this in Revelation that John had on the Isle of Patmos. Revelation chapter 12 John has as part of his vision. This is Revelation 12 19 great sign appeared in heaven and a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars and she was pregnant was crying out in birth pains and agony of giving birth and another sign appeared in the heavens and the holder great red dragon. Seven heads and 10 horns on his head.

Seven died and his tail swept down 1/3 of the stars or Hannah cast into the earth and the Dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child, he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and was thrown. The woman fled in the wilderness where she has a place prepared for God in which she is be nourished 1260 days. It's a much speculation about his arcuate image. This is what here's what I most certainly see here is that there is a fulfillment of exactly what happened when Mary gave birth to a son, and Satan was waiting to try to kill that son through Herod and yet by the providence of God. Jesus is kept safe and he goes off to Egypt where he is safe and till Herod dies in verse seven. War rose in heaven. Michael and his angels fighting at the Dragon and the Dragon and his angels fought back but he was defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.

This is to be a picture of what happened is, there was a revolt in angelic revolt and the great Dragon verse I was thrown down, that ancient serpent is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world is a deceiver and he was thrown down, the earth as angels were thrown down with him and I heard a loud voice in heaven say now salvation and power in the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God and they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and then as you continue to read on women at verse 13 is Dragon's already been thrown down, the earth, he pursued the woman who given birth to the male child, Jesus came and was born out of the people of God in the born out of the Church of God and so he's given himself forward to pursuing the woman the church, the people of God than the woman was given two wings of the great evil and sees that she's able to be kept safe and you see in verse 17 when the Dragon then the dragon became furious with the woman went off to make war on the rest of her offspring on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus there and you have the picture of the Genesis and the nature of the spiritual battle that we are in. It is just really that simple. When there is great great fear. There is great hatred and there is anger and if you could just imagine that whenever you you've experienced even a moment your life we've had since just stupid blind anger about something maybe was born out of fear or sunlight that you feel it and you quickly see that it dissipates is because even people who don't know Christ everybody on the face of the earth is a recipient of the common grace of God. God's grace is abundant to all of us, that where there is no grace where there is nothing of the presence of God would have in this is what you have an and hell itself does nothing but hatred does nothing but darkness and it is that it is it is it is vile and is seething and it is hateful and and you must understand that you do have an enemy of your soul who in his frustration over the fact that he has been defeated has turned his attention to the people of God. The other offspring of the seed of the woman and that's why we're in a spiritual battle and so poor and shift from without realizing it were part of the great spiritual battle of the Pharaoh who wanted to kill all the sons and one of them to be part of the hatred and they said no we are not willing to be people who bring life into the world, no matter what. And so it is that they become a picture for us of this amazing power that comes when you simply stand on the truth. So here's what happened. God said in Genesis chapter 3 he said to put enmity to be enmity between the seed of the woman in between the serpent seat, but he will crush your head, and you strike at his heel and in the moment that all hell fought it opportune to finally get what hell had wanted to kill the seed of the woman. Jesus was put upon the cross. What the devil didn't know is that no one took Jesus's life from him. He laid down his life of his own accord. He could have it any moment called upon a legion of angels to come and strike down those who would mail him to the cross. Jesus laid down his life. No devil took it from him. He came because he loves you.

He came because he willfully wanted to take your place. He came because he wanted to deliver the crushing blow to the headship of evil and Jesus spread his arms out and was suffocated and bleeding and dying on the cross and burying in that moment, the sin of the world for the very moment that Jesus was on the cross this serpent strike at his heel and the venom of the sin of the world went into Jesus. The Bible says, though it beggars. I believe that he who knew no sin became our sin, he didn't just take the penalty for your sin.

He became your sin. This is the Jesus who, in Gethsemane, clawed the ground amongst the gnarled olive trees and said that this cup might pass from me for his soul was sorrowful unto death, and yet he said not my will but yours be done over God and he took the cup of the poison of the serpent. He took the sin of the world and he drank it to the drags. It wasn't the physical suffering on the cross was so devastating was the weight of the sin of the world. It was every unclean thing it was all of my said it was all of your sin. He willingly let the serpent strike that is healed because, as the serpent struck as he opened and injected him with the sin of the world as Jesus became our sin. The rest had about the devil because in so doing, anyone who believes in him would be reckoned to be the righteousness of Christ that would live forever and ever. With God and God most high was glorified in a most unlikely way, the son of God and yet world saved. So what it means that we have confidence in the spirit as well just say what you need. Every day is not to get up in the mornings, try horrible fight off all his temptations a day.

I will try harder and nonwork was going work is you get up in the morning and you say the serpent struck the heel of my Savior and he became my sin and in so doing, he has crushed the headship of evil and so I'm guaranteed victory and I am no longer a slave to sin. I'm no longer a slave to fear and I'm under no condemnation, and so when the accuser raises his accusation against you. You are able in that day to say, but I am saved but I am the Lord, and I am not only forgiven but I have been made holy in him and that's how you and the spiritual battle and that's the gospel that is the good news of the gospel it's from the teaching in Shifrin in the greater series God used to and Alan is back here in the studio to unpack this additional insight for your life in the final word coming up. Glad you heard about it with you, and you believed in mind my experience it in the hybrid dolomites. The left book lover of myself as a love story from beginning to end spiritual bride of Christ, the perfect fine-grained. The Bible tells of this kind. I'm announcing the links to two. When you interlock with Fremont Hispano met with a woman he tasted the sweetness of God's love for you this night pretty woman who searched for to five, which involved working only to stand fully and got Carrie Chapman Minard after the five love languages size incredible reality that God pursues us in life comes to my wife and lover of myself. Ancient biblical accounts explode in the expected price proposal and showing his embrace. Evelyn love after the match made in heaven, lover of my soul gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today. We will send you a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as our banks and Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website past Rowan.org hello, we realize today how much the mind can really play tricks on us and also how helpful it is to start each day fresh reminding ourselves. The good news of the gospel that Jesus paid it all is that your message today from this is that it really is. It can be a mindset to be a mindset that every day and in this spiritual battle which were talking about today. It is East sensual to live in the Revelation of the finished work of Jesus. It has been as we've been learning today had been a cosmic battle hours of darkness, always wanting to figure out who is the seed of the woman he could be destroyed within it over and over and over throughout history of this biblically. The destruction of male children, almost as if the devil trying to guess who is the Messiah, but I in the moment that the devil thinks all of health thinks victory has been won and Christ crucified right right serpent has struck at the heel, but we in Christ is not forgiven Bryce ultimate victory sends in our promise of heaven and with that we are able to be sure and I think that's what we want to wake up with live in the assurance of the amazing finish.

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