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September 25, 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 for 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 in this series. 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 by us today.
I think you'll find that to be true today. Tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapters 13 and 14 now here's Pastor David Sarandon June 13 and 14. Job chapter 13 verse one says the whole I have seen all my ear has heard and understood it. What you know.
I also I am not inferior to you and I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God, but you mergers of Linux you are all worthless physicians all that you would be signed. Oh, it would be your wisdom. Now, hear my reasoning and hear the pleading of my lips. When you speak wickedly for God and taught deceitfully program will you show partiality for what you contend for God, will it be well when he searches you out or can you mock him as one mocks something he will surely rebuke you if you secretly show partiality will not his excellence make you afraid and the dread of him fall upon you. Your platitudes are proverbs of ashes, your defenses are defenses of clay.
Hold your peace with me and let me speak and let come on me what may. Why do I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hands. Verse 15 though he slay me, yet will I trust. Even so, I will defend my own ways before him. In verse 16. He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite could not come before him. Listen carefully to my speech into my declaration with your ears see how I prepared my case no that I shall be vindicated. Who is he who will contend with me if now hold my tongue a parish only two things do not then I will not have myself from you withdraw your hand, not far from me, and let not the dread as you make me afraid didn't call and I will answer or let me speak then you respond to me how many are my iniquities and sins. Thank me know my transgression and my sin.
Why do you hide your face and regard me is you and me will you frighten a leaf driven to and fro, will you pursue drafts double for you write bitter things against me in making inherent the iniquities of my youth. Verse 27. You put my feet in the stocks and watch closely all my past you set a limit for the soles of my feet man decays like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten and chapter 14 verse one man who is born of woman is a few days and full of trouble. He counts forth like a flower and fades away. He flees like a shadow and does not continue. And do you open your eyes on such a one and bring me to judgment with yourself, who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean job in verse fourů No one because he doesn't know what one that can do that yet, but is that the right answer now, but it's in the Bible you but it's Job answering the question from a lack of wisdom. I know somebody.
Jesus can do that God can do that the Holy Spirit does that since his days are determined, the number of his months is with you. You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass. Look away from him that he may rest, till like a hired man he finishes his day, for there is hope for a tree, if it is down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth and its stump may die in the ground. Verse nine. Yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant. But man dies and is laid away. Indeed, breezes lasted where is as water disappears from the sea. A river becomes parched and dries up, so man lies down and does not to the heavens are no more. They will not awake nor be roused from their sleep over what you would have me in the grave. All that you would conceal me until your wrath is past that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me if a man dies, shall he live again.
Now the obvious answer to that in the time of Joe thousands of years before Christ, the obvious dancer at that time is now. All the days of my hard service I will wait until my change comes, you shall call, and I will answer you, you shall desire the work of your hands. For now you number my steps, but do not watch over my sin, my transgression is sealed up in a bag and you cover my iniquity, but as a mountain falls and crumbles away, and as a rock is moved from its place, as water wears away stones, and his torrents wash away the soil of the earth, so you destroy the hope of man Joe is upset. He's hurt the very people that God sent into the situation to bless Joe the comfort Joe did not do for verse 20 you prevail forever against the many passes on you change his countenance and send them away. His sons come to honor Eddie does not know what they are brought low, and he does not perceive it, but his flesh will be in pain over the soul will mourn over. I don't know how many times I have read Job's wife after the children that Job's wife came to him. It's a curse God and God and you know what, in all fairness, we beat up on that poor lady a lot, but you know what she lost her children and that was probably potentially harder on her than on she may have been saying that you don't want to kill yourself.
It never occurred to Joe Jones.
He trusted God said together. He trusted God.
He did what he trusted God and you're in a situation when you're in a trial or you're in a test, the enemy will say, "the pressure it's just gonna keep on you and it just cannot build and build build build that's just always gonna be there. The pressure is always going to be there. That's a lot word of the Lord. Is this too shall pass.
Joe was submitted to God. He trusted God just freeze it. If you see a couple or somebody who loses a child or they go to heaven only way to pray for Emily to use you never lost a child of the worst things you can do is pretend you understand you don't.
But what's amazing is I watched couples and people have their child and them be drawn closer to the Lord because they understood from the beginning that it was God who gave them that child whether it was for 18 years or 18 months, the child is just on loan we raise him up as best we can. Were still it's really all of the same the same sign that softens the wax hardens to collect the same sun that softens the wax hardens the collect what that means is one couple can lose a child and be drawn closer to the Lord their hearts often towards Lord, and another couple can have a child translate and enter heart. It's hard towards God is the willpower. Joe was submitted to God. He trusted God for all the fuss of the different stuff that's going on. Who are they going to the book of Job's are going to God they're going to the right place segment. That in itself is a good lesson a few determined in one of the themes of this book and here's a life lesson is from the book of Job, we see that from very bad things very good things can go a man from the book of Job receive it from very bad things very good things can come. I love the RN video where you see Jesus Dugan and Alvin knows Jesus is on the cross and is Jesus gives up his spirit.
The enemy thinks he's one of these think man up making them think the name of it is the champion and and so you just for that moment. Enemy thinks man I have you know that the Messiah, the God man, I have killed him thinking wow then we thought just for a moment he thought, man, I've done something bad enough, then instead of doing the regular status count of how it was literally count 10 98765 Jesus the Lord of life I were told in the book of Romans chapter 8 verse 28 and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. So that's a threefold thing. You can't just say all good things come since all things work together for the good of those who love God. Those who are called and according to his purpose. So those who love God you guys love God rendered the heart courier on Thursday night. JI love God. So then the call guesswork called me aboard and so it's according to his purpose, which a man you don't want your purpose work in your life.
Amen. You want his purpose, he sees everything first. To keep sleep and out at me. I have mentioned in Matthew chapter 24 that the body of Christ in Matthew 24 attendances in the end, many will be offended, will betray one another and will hate one another. It's amazing to me. It seems to be that more and more Christians and then some that I thought we thought maybe more mature get offended and I only just so I'm a little bit offended. No, I mean like I'm offended and I won't have read about it. I know I'm offended and then you betray the relationship and then begin the hate one another and it's interesting that this is listed under Matthew 24. This is what's good to be happening in the last days. That's really interesting you know why because that's what's happening now that right now. That's not just you. That's not just us. That's what's going on now what should we do about it. Freak out is what the Bible says when you see these things start laughing free And I want you roses in the Hebrew is now within Zeta freak out.
It it says I look up your redemption is getting close. Praise God were in the countdown. Joe fence brings a lot of things about it but he went on the snap snap Hebrews. I love these couple passes couple versus Hebrews 1024 says let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works stir up love and good works now this goes right without Hebrews 1025 which one we supposed to do. Look at verses that tell us what was was due in the last days in length unless it is and let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner some 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. Some people get together as an assembly to be bad because Paul here the writer of Hebrews, which were not sure who it is I tend to think it's Paul but that's another discussion. But don't forsake the assembly keep getting together and as you do that don't do that to be good. Paul here saying be careful. Be sure you keep getting together and exhorting one another, encouraging one another and then as we get closer to the date of award.
The writer of Hebrews puts in the year that even more so as you see the Day approaching. To be sure that this is a part of your life.
A committed part of your life and I know I'm kind of preaching to the choir. Let me explain that one is that so it's an interesting denominational churches.
I say that all the time.
What that means is in denominational churches. There's usually about law appeared benches appear strange gives you notice like 50 people appear in robes are staring at you as you listen to anyway. There appear a mess. The choir and so as the preacher preaches you know people out here listening and in hopefully some are receiving but the choir has heard the word before potentially hurt the same teaching before selective thing preaching to the choir, repeating yourself needlessly. Hebrews 1025 and not forsaking the assembling even more so as you see the Day approaching. And here's what Timothy says. Second Timothy chapter 1 verse six is, therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of hands when it's interesting. So another words the transference of gaffes happens with the laying on of in the laying on of hands. That's what it means when it talks about Hebrews 6. That is one of these foundational things that when you pray for somebody that you can lay your hand upon them and supernaturally something happens, or at least supernaturally. It has the potential to happen and so second Timothy 16. Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my wife how do you know you get filled with God's Holy Spirit same way you know when you get saved by faith, a man that you're filled with the spirit through the laying on of hands, and sometimes there is a physical manifestation. Sometimes there is not, but we know that were filled with God's Holy Spirit only asked by faith, a man just a couple more things about the book of Job, big picture in the form of a life lesson here is we can learn how to be a better friend from the book of Joe, a man, you can see from the book of Joe how not to be a friend, how not to present theology whence monies are as you look to this put these guys some of what they say is right and theologically correct was a long time. She did call Job's comforters friends Joe and we can learn how not to be Job's comforters or the friends of Joe Biden not assuming things we don't know jumping to conclusions which he dangerously do all the time we jump to conclusions by not giving condemning statements by not feeling proud because we aren't suffering some long statement encourage you to jot it that we can learn how to be a better friend from the book of Job, we can learn how not to be Job's comforters are the friends of Job by not assuming things we don't know jumping to conclusions by not giving condemning statements and by not feeling proud because we aren't suffering.
It's a twisted thing that one. Mike starts to software we think or what they do in an early twisted thing we think on what they do. Praise God said be careful going. There's a lot of Christians right now that are suffering in the Middle East are they suffering because of the last of the Christian men are absolutely not want to give you some interesting things to ponder here share something just moment but I'm going to kinda give you some things to think about as you look to the studies and Job asset. This is one of the oldest books probably the oldest in the Bible and as such there's a lot of interesting unique things to this book to give you some want to involve pads if you will for you to do some studies on your own.
There's an interesting mouse a few interesting things that have to do with the book of Job in that it's the only book that has so many references to ice and snow. There is a belief that there was a period called Ice Age with perhaps could have happened again is in Ottawa get into town cyclic. It's possible that this cold spell if you will, is talked about in general and then later on you don't see it. And if that's not excitement enough to word study on the words that he mouse and Leviathan which we might use the word dinosaur for that's not exciting enough. Look at what Dr. Harbaugh is doing with his studies with dinosaurs in the there's a print been discovered has a domicile print with a man's footprint right in the middle of it. Incidentally, if you haven't been watching the scientific ring in the evolutionist arena they got people that are just bailing better say that if supported the theory of evolution for years and years and years and now these people who are not Christians are abandoning the theory saying it doesn't work and there's two reasons there saying that for Saul Darwin talked about a simple single cell. There's no such thing as a simple single cell. A simple single cell has a DNA formula in there that is so far beyond what we could accomplish evening and so there's two things. There's the Cambria explosion that you want to research this. Help your kids understand this because somehow some of this is not filtering down to the educational system and the other thing that's really kicking the evolutionist down the road is the DNA strand.
There's a front or back door.
These doors are shot, they just can't be added to the DNA strand as it could not evolve as such, it had to be one solid strand. There is not here evolutionist, yet big problem out.
He hadn't seen that yard go look at Richard documents to atheist talked to Ben Stein and Ben Stein just man wraps his mouth and sends member mama. Richard Dawkins is a hard-core atheist and he starts out in the discussion. See acts not don't believe in creation had complete dented and then within five minutes he say and will we may have been seated here by an alien race. He's okay with creation.
He just doesn't want to be the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, is them and there's truth and there's a core though he slay me, I will trust him. You know, in chapter 1 of Joe Job is described as a good man but you know it's impressive, is God describes is not as a good man and the enemy is after. What's interesting in chapter 1 in the gotta get this because if you if you miss this you walk away with the wrong notion of this book. Incidentally, just because Job says something in this book doesn't mean Job try because Job in this book, says the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Which is true but was the Lord, the one who took away things in this book did not. But here's the thing in Job chapter 1 verse six. This is now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them and the Lord said to Satan, from where you, so Satan answered the Lord and said, from going to and fro on the earth and from walking back and forth on why CME walking around were told in another passage in the New Testament that he see whom he may devour. That's why walking around so is walking around he sees Joe but he can't devour Joe. He's already been considering Joe. These arguments go open. Job now these arguments south of Dayton over Joe does not like him. God's is all you think about Job, Job. I never thought about Joe situation since he had already been looking at you, but it's interesting so the enemy is looking around at who he made devour.
Why does God look around to see who we might bless, and who we might give strength to, and it really might encourage and who he might make you now. Who are we supposed to be more like God. Looking for people we can bless looking for people that we can pray for looking for people that we can encourage and give streets is also interesting in verse 10. In chapter 1 that the enemy says have you not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side and reset again as you think you missed it the enemy in verse 10 chapter 1 he says have you not made a hedge around edema around his household, and around all that he has on every side. You know what that means. Fran God protection that he gives you angels to have us charge over you, in that he has not only a hedge around you, but around your household, and around all that you have on every side, here's number if there is a hedge around you.
There is a heritage around counsel.
There's a heritage only every side raised the enemy what happened because he hit me like lightning another day. Did you tear your guy didn't tear down we tear our own head is now we tear down the protection God offers now the enemy is walking around while seeking whom he may devour. First Peter chapter 5 verse eight be sober, the vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion devouring everybody that would assist seeking whom he may devour. How does he decide on whom he may devour. So he roars in the pray gets upset gets excited and runs right into G all of the waiting tigress was friend.
We all got blind spots I got was not you that once marked when were part of the body of Christ.
Your blind spot in my blind spots are different and so when were together were not blind anymore. Amen. You been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition union again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations. If you're not able to make it to your home church this Sunday. Why not join us for our lifestream at 10 AM Eastern time or on Thursday nights at 7 PM Eastern time.
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