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October 24, 2021 1:00 am
Welcome to cross the bridge with David Magee 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 23 and 24 now here's Pastor David. You would turn with me to Job 23 first round when he works on the left hand. I cannot hold and when he turns to the right hand, and I cannot see him. Verse 10 but he knows the way that tape when he has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. He knows the way you when he has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
That's an accurate statement of the analogy that when you're refining Co. bring up the and you really see what's in there like us and when the heat comes, we get to see what people when the heat comes, some just to an got some special but some had it in her heart before them the let go, but it just Manchester Metro stuff comes as the goal gets harder and the refiner feels that draws the impurities off to symptoms and you'll say some of you getting that in a heated moment and using all that soon I you said it and I know we like to pretend that's not that it is a fascinating moment and in that moment, God is going to get this at your righteousness;.
It's harder, more impurities, the refiner knows that he's finished. When he looks at the gold instead of seeing impurities. He sees his reflection is what God is doing each and every one of us impurities, he comes out of the mouth, impurities, scrapes off there certain things that are not part of that process whenever any cake in the cantilever that's not throwing dirt in the into the gold that back to Job 23 verse 11. My foot is held fast to his status as This way you not turned aside. I have not parted from the commandment of his lips treasured the words of his mouth more than my necessary food wisdom in this man such as she did it so obvious to us that Joe is a really he's a mature believer is going through a lot of stuff in his fingers, not mature flavors and Job needing compassion and I don't give him compassion, verse 13, but he is unique and who can make them change in whatever his soul desires that he does for he performs what is appointed for me in many such things are with him therefore am terrified at his presence. When I consider this. I am afraid of him. For God made my heart weak and the Almighty terrifies me because I was not cut off from the presence of darkness and they did not have deep darkness from my face to tell something experience some things he says, they moderately got off to get this heartbeat that's keeping your heartbeat now in the morning.
He will wake us here is some people that will not wake up.
Hopefully none of us know. Hopefully nobody listening, God will wake us still think no no no you not get out alarm clock gets may have known Jesus get you you get out here to mount her cemeteries to set your alarm clock limits the grave and it goes off again. Do you know Mike and is not this Jesus that help shape your day you not think given me this day is beginning this day. Know what to me, but he gave it to me. Chapter 24 verse one since times are not hidden from the Almighty to those who know him seeing out his days. Some remove landmarks Macy's slots violently and feed on them. They travel away the donkey of the fatherless may take the widow Sachs is a place actually push the needy off the road, not for the land or force died indeed like wild donkeys in the desert. They go out to work, searching for food in the wilderness yields for them and for their children. We give you lease versus new living translation help you evil people still land on moving the boundary markers still landmarks.
They still livestock and put them along pastor. They take the orphans donkey and demand the widows access security for a loan. The poor pushed off the path needing messed together for safety like wild donkeys in the wilderness. The former spent all their time looking for food searching even in the desert for their children. Since Job is in this chapter. He's talking about. Looks like the wicked get away with stuff. Verse six to gather the father in the field and the vineyard of the wicked.
They spend the night connected without clothing and have no covering in the cold air wrapped with the showers of all around the rock form the shelter. Some snatch the fatherless from the Preston take a pledge from the poor that calls for the connected without closing and they take away the sheaves from the Hungary they press out within the walls trip one presses get suffered first.
The dying ground in the city and the souls of the wounded, crying out, yet God does not charge them with all. See, that's one of those times when judge making a statement that's not correct. God will charge those people with as matter fact we know from another place in Scripture that the orphans fatherless. He takes real offense to somebody messing with them. He takes real offense of somebody messing with widows so that statement, Job makes verse 12 is not a correct statement. Verse 13 there are those who rebel against the line numbers, read through it and I will make some comments to help us in condition and since some people free verse 30. Those who rebel against the light, they do not know its ways, nor applied in the past, the murder rises with the light kills the poor and needy in the 90s like a thief I the adulterer waits for the twilight say no one will see me and he disguises his face in the dark. They break in the houses which they marked for themselves in the daytime.
They do not know the light for the morning is the same to them as the shadow of death. If somebody recognizes them. They are in the terrors of the shadow of death. Some of the things that could literally be killed for executed. According to Jewish law they should be swift on the face of the waters portion should be personally earth that no one would turn into the way of their vineyards as drought and heat consume the snow waters, their father's references to interesting Mencius no, and abilities as drought and heat consume snow water so the grave consumes those who send should forget them. The firm should think sweetly of he should be remembered no more and wickedness should be broken like a tree, for he prays, Baron do not bear and does no good for the widow first 20.
But God calls the mighty away with this power, he rises out that no mannish life he gives them security and they rely on it yet. His eyes are on their way.
They are exalted for a little while, then they are gone they are brought low, they are taken out of the way all others that you have like the heads of grain. It's a little secure their changing verse 25 know if it were not so, who will prove me of my main speech worth nothing. Verse 22 there in the new living translation actually Job 24 verses 22 through 25 in the new living translation meanings of God and his power drags away the rich. They may arise that they have no assurance of life.
They may be allowed to live in security, but God is always watching them and though they are great now in a moment. They will be gone, like all others cut off the heads of grain, can anyone claim otherwise you can prove me wrong. When we begin to see these as situations, we begin to think that touring with the inmate when we begin to rely on our feelings rather than their faith or come into a dangerous place were told in the Bible is that in the last days.
People will begin to love themselves more and know that we all understand that's not talk about system. Other people. But here's the only God.
Make sure that we heard that in the last days people were going to become lovers of themselves. First Timothy chapter 4 says that the Spirit expressly says in later times some will depart from the faith must understand the word of God is gets in your face. Even if I was just reading through it.
It would be in your faith. Some people don't want they don't want apologies. I don't get that I do not understand.
And it's a good thing and if you don't understand that that's a good thing. Don't try to understand. Don't start trying to understand why somebody would walk away from the faith that is such a bad conversation I have in your head.
Don't know me you wondering why somebody would walk away when I would do this first go to the Scriptures and see what the Scriptures and the Scripture say in first Timothy chapter 4 verse one now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will the park from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons speaking lies in the sea, having their own conscience, nothing that everybody who believes is departing from the faith. Many are not saying it's heartbreaking to come up you go, Pam departing from the faith.
Please pray for me. Now there is I've got issues with leadership. So, maybe after they wander around.
Maybe they will stick somewhere. Will it be places biblically oriented, that proclaims salvation that God is blessed with so much fruit, I know I've been around. I've spoken all over 400 churches have been in ministry for over 20 years and I have never seen a church like this ever is less. Understand that you know what we don't want to make the same mistakes that these folks in the book may they were thinking on to do all these things so fiercely.
This is God speaking to us through these events when in this situation. We know from reading chapters 1 and two, that it's not. But what about your life for them.
I see we didn't get to hear the strategic session in our life and misunderstand in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Holy Spirit could not dwell in someone Holy Spirit at the wall alongside some Leviticus is without the shedding of blood there is no remission sentence if we needed the blood of Jesus to be given so the Holy Spirit can drill now that the Holy Spirit is going in go with me to John chapter 10 Gospel of John chapter 10 Matthew Mark Luke John and again John chapter 10 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 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 you turn there.
John chapter 10 in John chapter 2 the first time there's a miracle done. It's about a marriage there some interesting exchanges. There Mary the mother of Jesus says to the guys and really systematize whatever he says do it.
That's great. Whatever Jesus said to Jesus, then turned water into wine. Incidentally, in another place he says you hypocrites, you strain and that and swallow a camel. What he meant by that is, those water containers they would actually string them so they wouldn't accidentally drink and that because in that unclean. Meanwhile the camel burgers and camels are unclean judges doing strain and that you're eating the camel make your being hypocritical. John chapter 2 verse three Jesus is speaking of himself… To him. The doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out and when he brings out his phone, she, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice Jesus and spoken here, and he spoke about calling us to ministry of reconciliation.
We read that God is not willing that any should perish but that all should have eternal life, and we see that we can help with that and that we hear from Jesus and we go back to verse this is one of the verses that would be good to memorize. John chapter 10 verse 10. The start about the enemy thief does not come except to steal and kill and destroy.
I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly. Jesus not only wants to give us life. He was to give us that life overflowing life with the formative.
He wants to rip us off.
He wants to take your eternal rewards you want to take your joy here and now he wants to distract you. He wants to give you counterfeit things he wants you to think that it's God talking limits him have heard people of God told me do this.
God told me to do that and I knew God did not tell them they do saying that God told me to do some that make everything okay okay Lisa, my okay not to honor your commitment. Be careful that little Lord told Bob coy somebody walked up to Diane after the services. As you know, the Lord told me you're going to be my wife. He didn't know. She said did you tell Pastor Bob said no one is my husband. The Lord told me to leave my wife.
The Lord told me to leave my husband, the Lord told me to know God is never going to contradict his word ever look at verse 14. I am the good, and I know my sheep and known by my own, so good.
He's the good Shepherd and he knows that she somewhere safe wackos were good.
She know he's the good Shepherd will you start looking that she be flattered it's not a good comparison. I mean, it's a warm fuzzy picture Jesus is sheep are the most intelligent on the bar showing to say that if it were, give some flies overhead make inherited all the one over a cliff.
When they start running even though they've got food and all needs taken care of. They endlessly fence looking for holes to get out. They will go out they will leave them they will start to death. Getting away from persisting as the father knows me.
Even so, I know the father and I lay down my life for the sheep and beginning in verse 27 my sheep hear my voice and I know we follow Jesus plus turn a few more close with this John chapter 21 since the last chapter in the Gospel of John and John Peter Hansen helped the competition, brotherly friction sort of thing and John is asking what God's going to do with him. Jones wondering about Peter peters wondering about John and then John 2121 Peter seen him said to Jesus, the Lord, what about this man. Peters right there beside Jesus he could ask Jesus anything what is in about this regularly with him. Jesus said to him, it will that he remained until I come.
What is that you you follow me you follow me endlessly get distracted. Part of that we can be endlessly creative. We can carry on farm where we think our limits are. We can hold on far past where we think we can the works is a God wants to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think you live in like my day God is going to do more than you can ask Pastor why does it is hard to stay the course will give a because it is hard and Jesus said that it's in there okay. I wish I could be everybody's neck. I wish we could here about Easter or not the warrior. This is your home. This is for most of us are just no doubt God brought a so don't let circumstance or things happening in this fallen world which the enemy is prince of the power of the air. He's obviously got influence of noncontrol things as were saving lives in the enemy doesn't like that because you while you were saving lives the enemy came to kill still and destroy we came to give life to give what is not allowed to build that which the world has crushed to be a part of my heart watching God and stilling dreams and visions and the people wakes up the elder and deacon missionary evangelist working with kids. The opportunities are the people helping are not in and we can only do what we need together decide we will do. Thank you thank you that your answering prayers night and praying for direction, praying for guidance larger answering prayer. Those who are committed to this ministry are committed to is being used to change the world that every day every week every month. People are saved to be indecipherable. The word is being proclaimed the gospel share leaders being raised. There's more. Thank you for that and where we see those things we can know that your work because man cannot produce things in Jesus name we find your Holy Spirit Lord in this place to stir up in our lives and in their hearts. Lord we think Lord when you are moving in our hearts and in our lives you, Mr. Tucker Taylor, you call us today again and be there for others like they were there for us. You been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition tuning 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 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. The rest of my life in Jesus name, amen. My friend, if you pray that prayer today for the first time or are coming back to God.
After wandering away. Please let us know. Email Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org and share your good news.
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