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October 16, 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 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 today. I think you'll find that to be true today in the bar as we take a closer look at chapters 21 and 22 now here's Pastor David in the book of Job were in chapter 21 were going to chapters and sitting if you will will will set it up was relocation. Joe and Constance Jones a good guy and then Satan comes once less Joe and God gives him permission. Similar says you can't touch them physically so the enemy does all the staffing and Mrs. AA. Still, I think I can get the cursor catches can't sit in the enemy goes after Job himself but catches you can affect them but you can't take his life to them both times God is protecting Joe from the enemy and it's the enemy who's doing these things the human are privy to information that Joe wasn't aware. And that's the conversation in chapter 1 before we read chapter 21 chapter 22 back to chapter 1, so turn back with me to chapter 1 figures at her just in the last week or so of heard people say it was God tempted in the book of Job to God in the book of Job's money, Frank doesn't like God is truth Job chapter 1 verse one Salai thinking.
Going backwards, this is February 21 in our learning and is not good to annual adjustment verse one checkpoint was a man in the land of his name was Joe and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil and seven sons and three daughters were born to and also his possessions are 7000.
She 3000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East to limit he's got all this so we know he's materialistic and he is a sinner right no God is blessed. It's interesting to return it.
One of two eggs. Either we think that anybody who has stuff is ungodly reason anybody that doesn't have stuff is ungodly because God's not less than which one is neither met people who had a lot who were not materialistic with People who have done well and God is blessed them in the cylinders of ministry and yet I have met people who had very little and have very materialistic talking about money, talking up bills turning around it. So don't categorize people because there's godly and ungodly wealthy people and their godly and ungodly people with less.
Now back to chapter 1 verse four instance would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters didn't drink with them so was in the days of feasting, a friend of course what sentencing to file and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of the ball for Job said, it may be that my sense of sending cursed God in their hearts. This Job did regularly in the King James it says this Job did continually.
Now here's an interesting thing not seen. It is consider Job's fear about us children here that his fear opened the door to the enemy because it doesn't just say he prayed for it, that he did this continually regularly. He thought that they had sinned and cursed God in their heart's fear. Now I don't know if it open the door. This other stuff or not but it is interesting to note, and we don't know with any certainty that it is interesting that were told this that this is included in this chapter of this confidential meeting here. Now here's the thing that we take for minutes as far as a life lesson. When we are fearful we can be spiritually manipulated so endangered when were fearful we are in danger. But here, it's interesting. Ironically, it can be our fears and puts us in danger, not the situation itself is arrogant and we are fearful we can be spiritually manipulated so we are in danger when were fearful ironically can be our fear.
That puts us in danger, not the situation itself.
So when you're in a situation don't be fearful because fearful it's been proven scientifically that when you're in fear. You do not think clearly soak into the situation we get fearful in her mind paralyzes but if we walk in fear are able to think clearly. Verse six 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 the same thing where you come to God was not aware of her, Joe would start now is not sure God knows everything.
So I asked Joe. Man must follow this. It's interesting what did see from where do you come so Satan answered the Lord and said, from going to and fro on the earth and from walking back and forth on then the Lord said, say, have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil. Now here's the mistake a lot of people make facing Satan was completely unaware of Job and God says AC you're an acute care bad guy got somebody that you can just like you can go after what you Joe and whole. Sadly, that's the way a lot of Christians interpret this chapter. Let's look and see if before this conversation if the enemy had any awareness familiarity or knowing things about Job because they're just having this conversation so Satan should know anything about it. If God is anyone about to go get him was listen first to say next door incident Job fear God for nothing. Have you not made a hedge around him, around his household and now all that he has on every side, you will blessed the work of his hands and his possessions have increased in the land County no because he had already been considering Joe he died in looking at Joe and God knew that not only had he been looking at Joe but notice you made a hedge around and around his household, and around all that he has on every side.
Sounds like somebody can check and attach out the on every side, and there's no breaking it now. Meanwhile, while we read. Does this mean that he had these beautiful shrubbery around him that he had ahead Mickey Mouse means there is a spiritual protection around him where everywhere and that's good.
Gets us excited about Job.
Your here's a better you as a believer have a hedge. Not only do you have a hedge. You've got Angels protecting.
It seems that every person has two angels onto and praise of God. My pretty busy in my lifetime note man what to know that that he will give his angels charge over you. There's a hedge.
And thank you Lord. Obviously enemy has been considered. Here's about stated many people to think that Satan had no knowledge or awareness of Job before the conversation was God and God almost sold Job out the Satan safety you know about my servant Job watch attack and no no thousand times now. Again, the enemy had been checking Joe out in God, causing hey Joe Baillargeon for checking filled out and check in on his Joe to keep in mind the whole time God is going to end up blessing Joe more than he could imagine. I'm not just Dublin's staff Joe deeper revelation of God's unity is through this because he kept going and he endured the trauma and he didn't run from it. Here's interesting thing to look at, partial questions in verses eight and nine were still chapter 1 verse eight and the Lord asked Satan, have you noticed my servant Joe and one version say reply to the Lord, yes, but Job has good reason to fear God's against Satan had already been considering Joe is so important because the character of God. Just amazes me. This is the print size that has a hedge about us that has angels given charge over us and you people look at the first chapter of Job and think, oh God was like hey and we thought about Job. Here is not on this rock getting no Job is talking about the enemy so is life lesson. Remember, Satan is not God's opposite. God has no God is all-knowing or omniscient God is everywhere at once or omnipresent. The enemy is now the thoughts he does not have to go start.
He is not everywhere he doesn't know everything he is a created being. He is not the opposite of God the father is not the spirit.
He's not the opposite of God the son he would be on the opposite of a Michael Gabriel. Now Nancy and we don't. Be careful when the sun too much power to him. So in chapter 1. Here's Pleasant and remember this may be shown as people immigrate for younger talking saying what you think about Joe and see what they say and when they say going. It's a shame what God did to him and say have you read chapter 1. It really does matter is if you think God is weightless. So you doublecross my goodness is not a man that he would do something like that is life lesson so Satan walks in and God knows where the enemy is been and what the enemy is been thinking he knows Satan walks in and God knows or the enemy has been and what the enemy has been thinking and it's from that.
He says he considered Job nap in the notice camp and now checking all his hedges making sure on every side and you must remember is another lifelessness is important. Please remember that there is none like God anywhere there is none like God anywhere is a God I'm not harm up Buddha, Confucius, and not talk about until not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jesus Christ.
They managed to avoid getting we live in interesting times. It's interesting Cope actually said the the muzzles do believe the same God. We do any actually pray to their God with muzzles address the merciful one, which is a name that is give to do some verses and I would encourage you take notes.these things that if somebody says hey you know you need an account is like this will give the verses of Exodus 1511 says it was like you, Lord. Among the God who is like glorious holiness, fearful in praises and doing wonders some 3510 all my bones shall say Lord was like delivering the poor from him. It was too strong for me is the poor and the needy from him and plunders him a new living translation efforts with every bone in my body I will praise and glory. You can compare with you… Rescues the helpless from the strong projects to help with support from those who rob them.
Also, your righteousness of God is very you've done great things. Oh God, it was like someone 13 five who is like the Lord our God dwells on who humbles himself to behold things are in heaven and the earth. He races up or out with Dustin list the needy out of the Ashley that he may see princes with the princes of his people. He grants the bear warm in the home like a joyful mother of children praise the Lord. 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.
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You can also text the word encourage 294253 receive a short encouraging text from us each day. That's 94253 and now back to the teaching so the enemy begins to attack Joe takes as well his children. His wife was left alive which is interesting because the enemy's goal is.
Remember, was to get Joe to curse God and was interesting. I started thinking about jumping and what happens is you know it's like Joe talks one chapter and then one of his friends begins to dog amount and then another friend and then it goes back to Joe open it really is very tiring when you read it and you know what is meant to be one God is read in your happens you get really tired of thinking and thinking overseers interesting think we all think were Joe will look at the book of Job exit. We think we are in. This will start as convenient here, and yet here's Joe needing compassion needing comfort in getting this community that he had.
There's no doubt in my mind that God intended Joe to be comforted to these people. Job been doing well for a long time and these guys not so much until when Joe was taken down a few notches. Consider trying to take them out. They said I'll look East Dallas kicking sometimes when you go through a trial.
You figure out who your friends are the enemy and Job chapter 1 verse 11 pieces. But now, stretch out your hand and touch all that he has and he will surely curse you to your face the enemy must've been whispering in the ear of Job's life because the very next chapter Joe chapter 2 verse nine and his wife said said the empty you still hold fast your integrity curse God and die.
Thank you honey for that year he thought. But look what Jesus curse God, but something yes exactly what the enemy says the enemy was whispering obviously curse God. The curse God in the current account of the Kursk and your something to note that the enemy can use a believer sometimes in your life. I wasn't to be a tool with the enemy, and also God can use an unbeliever utilizing docking using at that point Job was down. He's lost all these things and his wife. This curse God and die and how easy it would've been for him to just crumple into a ball to go along with what she said that was not the kind of man Job was never use a strong man, strong leader.
The life lesson out of that it's important for us to lead our lives and our children whenever things get difficult. As a husband is a manic God leading the family. It's important for us to lead our wives and their children whenever things get difficult easy to get people stirred up the leader helps calm people down to hear about that. You hear about all that's nothing here about that that no no no no no, we speak peace and the situation now do a read through chapter 21. I just want to make sure were clearly chapter 1 minute periodically go back to that chapter because honestly so many folks don't read that chapter correctly in the ghetto book, chapter 21 verse one then Job answered incidentally so far, have a chapter just slammed him to go for a little while just coming in in just be this time in this lightning bolt and it happening. Job 29, when he said oh I wish my words were written that they were inscribed in a book and thinking God answer down and then Job in this place of such pain sit in Joe 1925 says, for I know that my Redeemer lives and he shall stand at last on the earth. My Redeemer lives, and that that's faith that's looking not only best looking out into the future because the Messiah had not yet and yet Job said I know he lives back to 20 then Job answered and said, listen carefully to my speech and let this be your consolation here with me that I may speak after hospital can keep mocking silly really kind of on each other's last letter, so to speak. As for me, is my complaint against man and if it were, why should I not be impatient, looking me in being astonished.
Put your hand over your mouth, even when I remember him terrified and trembling takes hold of my/is back to the shares, which is interesting to consider verse seven.
Why do the wicked live and become old.
Yes, become mighty in power their descendents are established with them in their site and their offspring before their eyes, their houses are safe from fear and neither is the rod of God upon them. So Job. He's looking at the wicked in a single one out there in power they have wealth, they have their kids and their safe in their houses. I would encourage you to jot down Psalm 73 and maybe read it later this evening. It's when the psalmist goes in and again at the psalmist on Psalm 73. He struck one splotch of the wicked, and it seems like they're doing pretty well in the Scriptures, and he doesn't understand and he says you don't understand this is too painful for me until I went into the sanctuary of God then understood there and that is a Psalm 73. You are 16, 17 for people taking notes. That's really is useful what you know so when did the psalmist get revelation about the wicked when he went into the sanctuary. What happens when investors you don't know that the thing you missed something but you don't know what your next deal is so often and again, the enemy doesn't know everything but unity. I mean he knows where weak spots are probably figure out what were to be Sharon and figure out when he will be really needs to try to grab you the parable of the Civil War so important. The seed is the word of God. The enemy wants to get you away from the sea, because the seed is what Peter calls the incorruptible seed of the living God. That's how you're born again that gets in there you start changing them. He does not want you in the word now exists.
There houses are safe from fear and not there's an interesting allusion.
A lot of people have concerning others and not been able to meet a lot of people and work with people that other people thought or something and there is people and you know whether your whatever Hollywood star rockstar or data really nice how is a really nice car. Especially got everything made you don't get everything made you still have the same stuff to deal with that everybody else has to do with you live in Hollywood or Kernersville, you still got it was in stock. We got a whole lot of money are very big so you still gotta do with love, life, death and illness in relationships before you think about the Hollywood folks having it made. Think about these people going to seven, eight, nine marriages, their kids in an outer area in and out of jail if you think those folks got it made. You might want to redefine what it made is not only that, but that they consider this alone is they don't know God, the matter how much money you have is how successful your company millions of dollars you have.
You still have issues just about love. Once a get sick you get sick and if you're sick. Doesn't matter if you're in a nice house is your sick your own experience in one room and bathroom literature in August.
Thoughts are all kind of the same monthly that we think they got all you that it may be all the same stuff. It doesn't matter when when liquids get sick. It doesn't matter what spaces is cancer. Doesn't matter for wealthier when you hear stuff like that Ruby here. I want a divorce with your wealthier non-doesn't matter different template is using you know what matters whether you know God or not.
If you know God, you are truly wealthy if you don't know God doesn't matter how much stuff you got or timeout 7080 9100 years hundred 20 yearly that were here, but eternity is a lot longer than that and as is often said this is as close to heaven as unbelievers will ever come. In other words, this is as good as it gets for them. And while there are nice things in this world best things in this world don't compare to what we will experience in heaven a man prays gap so don't put those folks on a pedestal and in countless speak for fear is the thing was terrified. He said in verse six. Don't get in the fear. Fear can be a spiritual attack and again it can paralyze or if you allow it. The Bible interestingly enough, because of the spirit of fear that we are to fear God does it.
And that's a reverential fear.
That's not enough, Peter.
So what happens when we fear other things for God if he gets us in balance and opens us up all kinds of attacks.
Here's lifeless. What ever we fear, besides God opens us up to spiritual confusion bad decisions and spiritual attacks. Whenever we fear besides God. It opens up spiritual confusion. Bad decision. Spiritual attacks give you some great verses about fear.
Again, I would encourage you to jot things down in the next comes late is afraid or nervous or anxious about something, you can surely single Hebrews chapter 13 verse six is so we may boldly say the Lord is my helper will not fear what can man do to me for Deuteronomy 3160 strong and of good courage to not fear nor be afraid of them. Where is your God. He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
First Kings 1713 Elijah said to her, do not fear going to you as you have said what ever we fear, besides God opens us up to spiritual confusion bad decisions. Spiritual attacks you've been listening to Pastor David McGee on the cross the bridge weekend edition again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations.
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