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October 17, 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 21 and 22 now here's Pastor David. When the book of Joe were going to chapters that are sitting. So here's Joe and Constance Jones a good guy and then Satan comes once less Joe and God gives him permission.
Someone said the enemy goes after Job himself but catches you can affect them but you can't take his life.
God is protecting Joe from the enemy and it's the enemy who's doing these things, analogous to a read through chapter 21 verse one then Job answered Antonelli so far, have a chapter just slammed him to go for a little while discounting and in just being this time in this lightning bowl. Then Job answered and said, listen carefully to my speech and let the spear consolation. Bear with me, that I may speak and after hospital can keep marking. As for me, is my complaint against man and if it were a Russian, unhappy, impatient looking man being astonished that your hand over your mouth, even when I remember him terrified and trembling takes hold of my/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 is lifeless and what ever we fear, besides God opens us up to spiritual confusion, bad decisions and spiritual attacks. Now go ahead and read through it on a combat because there's a point of the lingering little clips of chapter 21 first.
Their pool reads without failure have counts without miscarriage nations with their little ones, like a flock of your children dance. They seem to the tambourine harp and rejoice to the sound of the flu. They spend their days in wealth and in the moment go down to the grave and yet they say to God, apart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of the ways. Who is the Almighty that we should serve him and what profit do we have faith we pray to him. There is much in serving God and there is an old riches and praying to talk about materials and I'm talking about things that really matter, love, joy, peace, verse 16. Indeed, their prosperity is not invariant. The counselor wicket is far from a coffin is the lamp of the wicked put out.
How often does their distraction. Come upon them, the sorrows God distributes in his anger like Strahl before the land and like chaff that the storm carries away.
They say God lays up one in the 21st children. Let them recompense him that he may know, let his eyes see his destruction.
Letting drink of the wrath of the Almighty understanding wrath is a very unique term God poured his wrath, the we deserved out on his son.
So our punishment is like our sins, went unpunished now know there was great punishment for our sins, but it wasn't on us. It was all Jesus for the unbeliever.
He still has the wrath hanging over his head and when this world goes into the tribulation. I believe theory from only the Bible teaches that there will be the rapture will be in heaven for the seven year tribulation and return with Jesus in his second coming. And that's when he sits his feet down on the Mount of olives and we will be with them in the seven year God will be pouring his wrath out on the unbeliever.
God cannot pour his wrath out on the believer because he sorry pointed out on his son to point out twice but big injustice… Even we recognize its quick double jeopardy for stimulant for what does he care about his household after him. When the number of his months is cut in half and anyone teach God knowledge since he judges those on how one dies in his full strength being wholly at ease and secure his tales are full of milk in America's bones is moist. Another dies and the bitterness of his soul.
Never having eaten with pleasure and they both live down alike in the dust and the worms comfortably got know your thoughts in the scheme which you would wrongly eke out a journey back for you say where is the house of the prints and where is the tent the dwelling place of the wicked verse 29 have you not asked those who travel the road and do not know their signs for the wicked are reserved for the day of doom and they shall be brought out on the dance wrath who condemns his way to his face and who repays him for what he has done. Yet he shall be brought to the grave and the vigil Over as to the clods of the valley shall be sweet to him. Everyone shall follow them as countless have gone before them out into you comfort me with empty words, since falsehood remains in your answers. Chapter 22 than even thousand nine answered sick can a man be profitable to God, though he is wise may be profitable to himself. Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous or is it game to him that you make your ways blameless is because of your fear of him that he corrects you and enters into judgment with youth system, sarcasm going on here is not your wickedness rate in your iniquity without end. For you haven't taken pledges from your brother for no reason to strip of their closing. You have not given the weary water to drink and you have withheld Brent from the hungry, but the mighty man possess the land the land route and it instantly does away empty in the strength of the fathers was crushed literally in the Hebrew their first let you break the arms of the orphans. He reminded Joe had all of his children killed all of his wealth: his crops, and this is the response judgment and condemnation by does God want us to read this. Is he wants us to stop misrepresenting him. We misrepresent God to people when we say certain things or do certain things at this point making stuff up belief as is making stuff up about Jerry's lien. Job is never done at the widows. He's never broken arms orphans. This man that God would call righteous lien and yet somebody probably believing. Verse 10 therefore shares all around you and son for your troubles. You are darkness, so that you cannot see in an abundance of water covers you is not God and the height of heaven and see the highest stars how lofty they are and you say what is God now in a jump to the deep darkness that clouds cover them so they cannot see he's saying God is up there and there's clouds so God that know what's going on here because you can't see through the clouds. A safety theologian and in verse 14 thick clouds cover him so that he cannot see, and he walks about the circle of heaven, will you keep to the old way which wicked men of God who were cut down before the time was foundations are swept away by a flood.
They said to God, apart from us, what can the Almighty do to them yet. He filled their houses with good things, but the counsel of the wicked is far from me the right to see it. The innocent laxative. Surely our adversaries are cut down and the fire consumes around now acquaint yourself with him. A such and be at peace. There God good will come to you in the midst of these chapters the scaffold… Be totally wrong in itself, little down and like this negative go will acquaint yourself with them and be at peace know God andreceive police instruction from his mouth and left his words in your heart is a return to the Almighty.
You will be built. You will remove iniquity, far from your tents then you will lay your gold in the dust and the goat of a fear among the stones of the Brooks is the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver. Then you will have your delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God. Make a prayer to him and he will hear you and you will pay your balance. You will also declare thing and it will be established for use of light will shine on your ways. When they cast you down a new safe exultation will come then he will save the humble person. He will even deliver one who is not innocent yet he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.
Three dollars Job out for the most point and we need to be learning about relationship. Learning how to relate to one another being committed to each other no matter what unconditionally just mentioned quickly about this to your things. Be careful of this reason a lot of people don't give his fear there fear of God is outweighed by the fear of lack or that they might run out of money so they're willing to disobey God because they're afraid of lack or not having what their neighbor has lot of people. That's reason I don't give a sphere amazing because God has promised to review the devour to open the windows of heaven to blastula, but you let that fear if you Martin Luther interestingly said there is three conversions that there's the conversion of the soul, the conversion of the mind and in the conversion of the wall. You know what there's a lot of wisdom in Allen Dylan is a pastor is a lot of wisdom in that because God wants you to overcome your fear and what area you have fear. There's only one that you're supposed to fear and ask God fear of man is a snare. Matthew 1028 says and do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell with fear comes bondage. Where are your issues this year.
Everybody has don't say it out loud just Holy Spirit, we ask that you would reveal to us areas of weakness. There is a sphere areas of the stronghold or well-worn path of the enemy God. We asked the your spirit of discernment that you would help us to identify those things this evening so that we can be set free out of people are afraid of lack or not having kindly they realize you're a blessing, as they honor you, you will bless him and protect him with a walking fear of lack and dissipate you bring more lack to God released him from that fear God. Those who are afraid those who are afraid of dying.
May they realize God that you're going to be there. You can be there as soon as I close their eyes and got you've been through it would set us free set us free from fear. The Bible says in Romans 815 for you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out Abba father. In second Timothy 176 for God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. First John 418 there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment, but he who fears has not been made perfect in love and we love him because he first loved us. I want to plant in your when I started looking at Martin Luther's three conversions. I started thinking about and I start thinking about what God calls us into when we come to him and ask for forgiveness. It's more than just us asking for forgiveness and that that is a life lesson. In the New Testament, Jesus, Peter and Paul all speak repeatedly about our need and command for three conversions conversion to Christ conversion into community or the body of Christ in the conversion to the call or mission. Seek the kingdom of God first workers in the harvest. All those are calls to the mission. 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 is across 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.
So when you come to Jesus you are first converted to Christ. First and foremost, you can't go anywhere until you got that number one okay along with that is a call to be a part of the date of Christ. That's not an elective. God is the one who invented the church. He is certainly the one the plan at this point he certainly the one that called me to be the senior pastor of this church. He certainly has blasted receive so many people getting saved and obedient disciple praised. There are attacks going on. Why because people are getting saved now and some people get attacked they get fearful they panic. Sadly, some of them fail and that hurts. But honestly, the expectations are higher. We don't expect our friends to do that so that hurts hurt you hurts me understand that I get that. Don't let your fear of pain keep you from 11 the next person and don't let it draw your eyes away from the good things God is doing in your life.
A man and don't let the 50 year start to run all will know that I don't know all everything on the Internet straddling I read designate any other.
Incidentally, it's pastor appreciation month, so I thought it be cool with this to a church appreciation and Celeste were doing.
My church we usually post something online when were bad or something is going wrong that human nature this post.
Good stuff. Talk about the Lord's doing here talk about the good things of people can save people being disciple get to hear so many awesome things of God is doing here with us. Don't forget that the enemy doesn't want you thinking of that eulogy thinking about it :-) laughed when I was to get it done matter. Jesus said to Peter, what is that to you. You follow me in the great commission and honestly together were doing the great commission in daylight when they were going to do the great commission work doing the great commission. There's people getting saved outside of the walls of the church safe. Safety is about a study to it is called the great commission, not the great suggestion, not the great omission, but the great commission, meaning we are all called to not just me. We are all called to so-called into Christ community into the mission. When ask you these three questions. There's no doubt you look in Scripture. God calls us to Christ. He calls us to a community. The body of Christ to be part of the body of Christ to perform a function in the body of Christ to be a working active part of the body of Christ, meaning faithful attendance gracious in serving generous and giving part of the body that we don't have an official membership.
That doesn't mean that there's not a commitment so there's three questions. First, are you committed to Christ. But along with that is, are you committed to the community here I'm speaking of the people that this is your and are you committed to the mission build the kingdom.
Spread the word that you have to answer those questions church I can answer for you Paul and the Kovacs went to all a lot of stuff the knob left for dead shipwrecks make all these things but he says none of these things move me would it take to move you what is it take to get you off of being committed to Christ or all of the uncommitted to the community of believers are off from the mission or have you come to the point where you sit I will not be moved.
God sent me here. I am here until God tells me to go somewhere else. A limitation in case anybody mirrors wondering only be very clear about this. This might be her final life, God will never tell anyone to not honor their commitment.
God will not tell anyone to not honor the word. And when someone does not honor their commitment or word. It is the flesh putting themselves over the needs of others. There is no excuse is rather vague.
So read again God will never tell anyone to not another commitment is my simple God told me not honor that my commitment their lien is God in his word tells us to keep our work God is not going to contradict the Bible. A man is will you guys a man is a man for hundred ounce, God will never tell anyone to not honor the commitment. God will not tell anyone and not honor the word when someone does not honor the commitment or word. It is the flesh and putting themselves as the needs of others and there's no excuse. This is a pastor. This is he did something wrong and therefore I'm just leave everybody in the what you Paul told us to submit to leadership Nero was Caesar and he was writing from jail. She will call me in. This is revelation because it's a three-part calling were called into Christ were called into community to be part of the body of Christ were called into mission.
And if you're weak any of those three commitments. Your week make the commitment say what I will not be moved. God brought me here guys have to take him.
I can tell you as pastor uncommitted Army if I was believe I left a long time ago mantras anyway. I'm committed to being here. Are you sadly it's rare that a pastor is committed to a church nowadays and have had different offers and people said all you cannot be in this house church of you are in LA or somewhere other than Kaysville… Mitigated some we struggle with self and so we put self down the phone and all of those areas to Christ community to the mission and you stay committed to that. One last thought here. Let me read the stars diversity can Job 11 since there was a man in the land of Oz's name was Job and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and shunned evil, and then in verse eight and the Lord said to Satan, if you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil when you like to hear God say that about you.
Your blameless and upright, and shunned evil when you beat awesome to have him make that declaration over us. It is also because he does see when we accept Christ we are wrapped in the road of his righteousness, and we are without fault. When the father looks at us.
He didn't see anything with general he sees his son with Craig.
I thank you for this. Even thank you for revelation God not only being clear about what is happening in the first chapter with the tone in your character, your personality and cut thank you thank you for the time tonight to talk about these things. It can't happen in five minutes toward thank you for folks that are hungry and willing to commit part of an evening to hearing your work.
God bless them, bless them for that. Fill them because they're hungry and Lord, thank you. What ever they are in need of what ever their problem is, whatever their issues are, whatever the weaknesses are the answer got me know that you're not finished tonight that you want to do something before we walk out here in a few minutes thank you for that. Thank you for the revelation what you've already done and thank you for what you are going to do in Jesus night, but he said amen. Few moments ago I asked about fear maybe had a good friend that left in the lurch, not your friends might go do that. Maybe you're in the group of your fearfulness, God will come through so you don't give because you're afraid of lack. Maybe there's a fear of what you don't know. You walk around thinking everybody else knows that you don't know, maybe there's a fear of Diane. That's understandable and God has covered he's got that comfort very struggling with fear. Very struggling with their calling to Christ to community commission tonight's the night to recommit yourself toss God says your iniquities and your sins, I will forget.
Remember no more.
You've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition tuning again next Saturday afternoon at 430 Eastern and 130 Pacific time as pastor.
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How do you receive this gift of everlasting life from God first acknowledge 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 turned away from your sins 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.
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