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October 3, 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 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 of special weekend edition programs. Pastor David has been teaching lessons from the life of Job. Job is one of the oldest books in the Bible we are finding out that what needed to be learned. Back then, still needs to be learned by us today as we continue studying chapters 17 and 18. Now, here's Pastor David. Turn with me to the book of Joe and you don't have a Bible just raise your hand on the gushers renewal Bible and read through these chapters to comment on some things, the spring God, thank you for your word, ask that you would help us to focus on you and your word and board. If there's anything that we think about your word that's faulty or false.
Any doctrine that we've come up with its impure that we've started in our efforts or when efforts learn to make it make it plain, clean it up, Lord, and if we need to make choices tonight to think about you or the Bible differently. Lord we lay our will down at your feet. In Jesus name. And everybody said amen and amen it would be entirely appropriate. If you have an electronic device to invite people listen in to what I'll be saying over the next two minutes to wash your windshield tonight and I'll explain what that means is let's read Job chapter 17 verse one. My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, the grave is ready for me or not mockers with me and does not dwell on the provocation that put down a pledge for me with yourself. Who was he will shake hands with me, for you have hidden their heart from understanding therefore you will not exalt them. He who speaks flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children will fail. This is Job seeking here but he has made me a byword of the people in the new King James pay attention pronouns as there is a H he speaking about God when there's a little late speaking about a person or himself or six, but he is mainly about the people and I've become one in whose face men spit.
My eye has also grown dim because of sorrow, and all my members are like shadows upright men are astonished at this, and the innocent stirs himself up against the hypocrite and the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger with that price were conducted at first, but please come back again all of you for I shall not find one wise man among scout was slim, verse 10, but please come back again all of you for I shall not find one wise man among you is talking of these two guys that are really given him bad counts. Verse 11. My days are past, my purposes are broken even thoughts of my heart.
They change the night in the day. The light is near. They say in the face of darkness. If I wait for the grave as my house if I make my bed in the darkness that I say to corruption. You are my father into the warm your my mother and my sisters where then is my hope, and hope, who can see it, will they go down to the gates of Sheol Joey rest together in the dust. Chapter 18 in chapter 1 were privy to a conversation between God and Satan that Joe wasn't aware and so Joe is trying to grasp and understand what's happened and you know we can't always control what goes on around us.
What we can control through the power the Holy Spirit is how we react to what happens.
Amen I said before, as believers were not supposed to react to what's going on around us. That's the monitor thermometer registers the temperature of whatever is going on around him.
That's not what Christians was to do, which was to be thermostats.
We set the temperature around us. Amen we make a place in Julie around us. Praise God we have an attitude of gratitude around us.
A man is we've been forgiven. Praise God she prayed that he starts denigrating birds when they built that issue-answered and said how long till you put an end word to gain understanding, and afterward we will speak you saying your ears. You mean stupid and you need to get smarter to talk verse three wire we, displeased, and regarded as stupid in your sight who will tear yourself in anger using tears from anger show the earth be forsaken for you are still the lobby removal misplaced the light of the wicked indeed goes out, he's going Job liquidation lesson the light of the wicked indeed goes out the flame of the spire does not shine the light is dark in his tent in his lap siding was put out and discerning the field that had the gift of encouragement. If you're feeling discouraged and you start sharing some and they start pollen rock on top. You are talking to the wrong person is not in-house or seven the steps of the strength are shortened, and his own counsel cast down threes cast into a net by loan fee and he walks into this new year. The net takes about a heel and a snare lays hold him a noose is hidden for on the ground in a trap for him in the road terrors frighten him on every side. Believers are terrified there's a tree is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks into a snare. The net takes him by the heel on the snare lays hold of him. A noose is hidden for him on the ground in a trap for him in the road terrors frighten him on every side, and drive him to his feet.
Unbeliever can walk in terror and fear you if you're a believer you do not walk in fear. You do not walk and tear as Jesus is with you all the time. You're not so you are loud, you don't have to be afraid you are eating. You from terrorism. Amen. Please see because of the way terrorism works. Is it say there's reports and this happened and you get all freaked out and fearful. But this words as you have not been given a spirit of fear but of love and power and a sound mind. Verse 12 is going to starve and destruction is ready at his side devours patches of his skin and the firstborn of death devours his limbs. He is uprooted from the shelter of its gently prayed in before the king of terrors.
They dwell in his tent who were not as brimstone is scattered on his dwelling's roots are dried out below, and his branch withers above the memory of him.
She is from the earth and he has no name among the renowned. He is driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world to me discusses cold verse 19 he has neither son Job's children have been killed. He has neither son not force their posterity among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings, those in the west are astonished at his day as those in the east are frightened shortly such as the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him who does not know God filled dad and his buddy slammed Joe for almost 40 chapters and as were going to this verse by verse chapter picture it's almost distasteful. Having to read Bildad having to listen to his words. There's a Bible study to we are invited in Job chapter 1 to a strategic meeting between God and Satan that Joe was not aware of Bible study to visit. We are invited and Joe jumped onto the street meeting before God's amen Joe was not aware of and we learn certain things from the enemy up down him in Job chapter 1 Chapter 2 what do we learn his life lesson.
Our enemy is not omnipresent. He is not present everywhere at the same time my goddess our enemies not omnipresent is not present everywhere.
It seemed like God is next life was in our enemy is not omniscient. He is not all-knowing like God is don't get the enemy too much credit. You do have an enemy you believe in God believe in the enemy, Satan, but he's not omnipresent he's not omniscient and is not a life lesson we see in the book of Job, that it is Satan who is responsible for the message of hope not. God said again we see in the book of Job, that it is Satan who is responsible for the message of hope, not God.
Another Bible study tips "will have these online later, but here's a Bible study to the meaning of Satan in the Hebrew is accusing to save me accusing one of his titles is the accuser of the brother to the mean Satan in Hebrews accuser.
One of his titles is the accuser of the brethren, and some people love to ask a question. If God is a God of love in you. Then why does he cause sin and suffering. That's not even the right question why does God calls sin and suffering.
God does not cause sin and suffering which could ask is if God is such a loving God. Why does he allow sin and suffering to legitimate question why does he allow sin and suffering.
Well here's a revelation God allows sin and suffering on this planet because he allows us to be on this planet and we humanity then gone, calls sin and suffering. So when God put Adam and Eve on this planet with the ability to make a choice and the ability to tutor all they chose wrong.
Humanity brought sin and suffering. In Ezekiel chapter 38 it's as the warlord came to me saying Son of Man, set your face against God or the land of Magog, the Prince of Roche may shock into ball and prophesy against them. Here's the interesting thing Roche is a derivative where we believe we get the word for Russia me shack is more easily traced. As Moscow into ball. There is a two ball area and there is a toolbox River in Russia, and Russia joined to live a group of countries in the Middle East and synthesis Lord to hold on against your God, the Prince of Roche me shack into ball, I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and lead you out with all your army, horses, and horsemen also include a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Here's what's while Persia which is modern-day Iran, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them.
All of them with shield and helmet. Russia has built a collision with Syria, Iran, and now Iraq. There's messianic congregations sparking in Israel like never before in the season of the Gentiles for the last 2000 years it's been mainly a Gentile movement with God and then now there's a huge messianic movement with Jewish people and Luke chapter 21 verse 24 tells us, and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations in Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
In 1967 when Israel took back Jerusalem, then the times of the Gentiles were coming to a close. It was marked by that Romans chapter 11 verse one says the sea, then, is God cast away his people. Certainly not got finished with Israel plainly says that Romans chapter 11 verse one for. I also measure out the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin in verse seven of Romans is what that Israel is not obtained what it seeks but the elective and the rest were blinded. 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 that's 94253 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day, and now back to the teaching want you to write something down you will write down Proverbs tractor three verse one through two talks about trusting the Lord and then it shows you how you know if you're trusting the Lord. If you trust the Lord in that very sensitive area of finances than you really do trust the Lord. Often it's the last area that goes we give that to the work that usually the last thing it's interesting Job chapter 18. He paints this picture that Job is wicked. We know if you want whether she can go back chapter 1 God himself was Job's a good man, a just man, and incidentally, when Joe says remember he wasn't privy to that meeting that we know and Job chapter 1, when Job said that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away retention. He was wrong. It was wrong, wasn't God who taken stuff away. Read the first two chapters is the enemy. And yet we repeat that Lord gives Lord takes away. We repeat the mistake.
It is a mistake I said it before, honestly, I will say it again, the word says the enemy came to steal and kill the live cheat to rip you off. It doesn't say God came to steal can dictate the appropriate theological statement would have been the Lord gives Satan takes away a man in a dense rock in your boat a little bit. Praise God we need our boats lockable than ever now again, Job 18 buildout talks about Job. The wicked, but were reminded Proverbs 20 4/16 is for a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity on the new living translation.
The godly matrix seven times, but they will get up again. One disaster is enough that with Ehrlich there was a curse that was over Israel. In some ways under Joe and there was also this thing with Joe. The enemy get in there and when God allowed he removed his hand of protection off Israel and Joel chapter 1 verse four and it was a Spam Bambang MBM event Job chapter 4 that which the Palmer Warmath left the Locust state that which the locus is left as the cake or were eaten and that which the canker Warmath left the Caterpillar 30 Bam Bam Bam for a nation is coming upon you my land, strong and without numbers to you Thursday calamity of the deeds of the great lion, but then the next chapter. Joel speaks to the people of God and says this.
Are you ready for blessing, not an organ goes to, but are you ready for Joses.
This really this is the word of the Lord will restore to you the years that the low is to have the canker worm in the Caterpillar and the Palmer were great army which I sent among you, and you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God. This bill wondrously with you and my people shall never be ashamed and you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel and I and I am your Lord, your God, and none else in my people shall never be ashamed and it shall come to pass that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, and upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will pour out my spirit now will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke in the sun shall be turned in the darkness and the moon and the board before the great and terrible day of the Lord and dismissed it shall come to pass to whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Who ever called Lane the Lord shall be saved prodigal's need to come back home. Is there see in these things there starting to think that's an opening programs Sunday I talked about this thing, this 5 to 10 5 to 10 five minutes to question thinking them if you weren't here is how to witness how to share your faith in this building and because we've been man these guys have been Bowman is out for a while as we been going there go so I will skip ahead just to get us a little taste of what's common in Job 42 verse seven and so it was after the Lord had spoken these words to Joe that the Lord said to Eva Faust. Tim and I moved my wrath is aroused against you and your two friends for you have not spoken of me what is right is my servant Job has in a few verses later in the Lord.
We still Lord Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. In verse 12 it says now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning three had 14,000 sheep, 6000 camels, 1000 yoke of oxen, and 1000 female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters, and recall the name of the first to Lima.
The name of the second cruise IN the name of the third cavity notebook all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Joe and her father gave them an inheritance among their brothers and after this Job lived 140 years. It's all his children and his grandchildren generation. So go God old and full of days. God is God's blessing God now, does that mean anybody that says God go or something that their good.
This path offers mercy to anybody. One way I'm glad there's one way Bible says in acts chapter 4 verse 12, nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. In John 14 chapter 14 verse six Jesus said to him, I'm back in the way the truth of life.
No one comes to the father except through me.
First John 17 but if we light a season like we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus. Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all seven if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in the if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sin, we make him a liar and his word on Dennis when Laffer Romans chapter 8 verse one there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit, here's the thing different seasons of the year your ground on the road stuff, hitch, windshield and stuff. It's the windshield you can't see as well and it can get so bad that it can actually be dangerous. It can be where the fog comes in and you can't see anything you don't even know there's a city can't see the building can't see 100 feet down the street just off all you can think you're in the middle of the field, but in the sun shines and you realize you're in the middle of a bunch of people, the enemies of Job could change what happened. They can change the events they wanted to change how Joe for you. The events Job one letter your worldview God loves me. I love God. God loves people out of people here created to walk in that world any other worldview doesn't work because when you recall events you taken through this filter again.
If you're convinced your husband loves you and you're going to see the things he does is elements of love and we need bring you flowers. It's not because he's guilty, it's because English the value candy not because his guilt is because he loved Patty view God. Do you know do you know he's a blessing God he's achieving God is a healing God.
Do you know you can trust you contrasting with your future. You can trust him with your soul. You can trust him with your finances, you can trust them with your kids you congested with her parents.
You can trust our fees as these events happen and maybe you get her and maybe you remember a wounding. You start to view the world differently.
You're not seeing clearly because you've been offended or wounded or hurt or betrayed you got washed windshield as you do that and do a lot of different way that the best way to communion. Whatever happened to you because your listening right now because you're still breathing. I know that it's not as bad as what happened to Jesus. I've got a big Roman spike in my office when I feel like the world coming down on me. I look at that spike and sometimes even presses into my hand and I think you know what is not a bad day. Nobody is crucified me with somebody died on your behalf so that you could be cleansed so that you could be as white as snow. It's interesting there's a calm answer thing in the book of Job and what I mean by that is in Job 1619. Job says, surely even now my witness is in heaven, and my evidence is on high and in the book of Hebrews is for Christ is not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God provides Job 1925 says, for I know that my Redeemer lives and he shall stand at last on the earth. You've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition. Tune in again next Saturday afternoon at 430 Eastern at 130 Pacific time as Pastor David continues teaching lessons from the life of Job. On most radio stations friends. God loves you and wants you to experience his peace, forgiveness, and life.
The Bible says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
How do you receive this gift of everlasting life from God first acknowledged you are a sinner in need of forgiveness believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and died for you on the cross, taking your sin upon himself to provide forgiveness for you, then ask for him to enter your heart and life. Turning away from your sins, that is your own selfish desires and then open your heart to follow God's plan for your life.
You can start your new life by praying something like this from your heart. Dear Jesus, I believe that you died for me that I could be forgiven. I believe you are resurrected that I could have a new life Lord, I have done wrong things and I'm sorry. Please forgive me for all of those things and please give me the power to live for you.
The rest of my life in Jesus name, amen. My friend, if you prayed that prayer today for the first time or are coming back to God. After wandering away. Please let us know.
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