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October 31, 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 25 and 26 now here's Pastor David (Job 2526 of these redheads you know these chapters are little bit shorter chapter 25 only has six versus first one didn't build that issue.
I answered and said million in fear belong to him. He makes peace in his high places. Is there any number to his armies upon whom does this like not rise. How then can man be righteous before God, that's a great question just slid or how can he be pure. He was born of a woman even if the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in his sight, how much less man, who is a magnet tells what you think Bill Dent in the son of man, who is a war is going to magnet our manners When things were supposed to see from this is how not to comfort to my chapter 26, but Job answered and said, how have you helped him who is without power. How have you save the arm that has no strength. How have you counseled one who has no wisdom and how have you declared sound advice to many, to whom have you uttered words and new spirit came from you Dick Chappell and those under the waters of those inhabiting them she'll his neck before him, and destruction has no covering he stretches out the north over empty space.
He hangs the earth nothing he binds up the water in his thick clouds and yet the clouds are not broken under Joe is the oldest book in the Bible, by far.
Job is actually mentioned early on in Genesis.
So this book is 3000 4000 years will listen to the science that is in the next two verses in verse eight he binds the water in his thick clouds.
It would be thousands of years before man discovered that there was moisture in the clouds.
But God knew like 3000 years, yet the clouds are not broken under it. He covers the face of his throne and spreads his cloud over it. He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary of light and darkness.
The world thought the world was flat for hundreds and hundreds of years. This is the Bible being right in science being long and then science adjusting to the Bible, which incidentally has happened over and over and over and over and over again verse 11, the pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his rebuke, he stirs up the sea with his power and by his understanding, he breaks up the storm by his spirit. He adorned the heavens's hand pierced the fleeing serpent. Indeed these are the mere edges of his ways and how small a whisper. We hear of him, but the thunder of this power. Who can understand later in this book, God says to Job, who are you there questioningly were you here when I created the earth once you asked Jesus to forgive you. The more you follow him, the easier it gets the following. You commit to follow him and understand that you hear his voice. Now the more you listen, the better.
The less you listen the less you redirect John chapter 10 verse 10 the thief does not come except to steal and kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and they may have it more of abundantly overflowing life, vibrant life joyful life. John 1027 my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hands and then in John 1415 if you love me obey my commands and I will ask the father and he will give you another applicant who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit who leads and altering the world cannot receive, because it isn't looking for and doesn't recognize it.
But you know him because he lives with you now and later will be in you as is important for us to get and mention the Sunday there's three phases of the Holy Spirit.
When you're unsaved he's outside of Jesus as he lives with you here.
The Greek word is para to be alongside of Jesus is, and later he will be in you will later be in you. The Greek word here is EN or in you like our I but then there's another first.
Actually, so one of acts chapter 1 verse eight the spirit will come upon you. The Greek word there is not para is not in its empty filled overflowing. What's interesting is one remote Greek meaning for FB's have charge of his wonderful story deal. Moody was a really powerful evangelist letter college in Chicago about college started wonderful world and he would go around and speak intensive. Some pastors were meeting talking about the ill moody coming to their area in which different stories on this one. Constantino you have time at DL Moody this deal.
Moody that pants don't make it sound like DL Moody's got like this deal Moody have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit or something is so advanced it up. He said I did not think DL has a monopoly on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has a monopoly on deal Moody deal. Moody is nonchargeable's very Holy Spirit is in charge of deal Moody. The more you listen the more you hear and go with what you hear. Now it will never contradict Scripture effort in support and there was a word because in you can look at the backdrop is if you don't know the word in your listening, you better believe the enemy is going try to get in there and sometimes we just might be actively listening to God you know is okay and pray for that person really is okay right yes go ahead and pray that Fred will just jump in a lake that don't sound like you what I know from the word that he wouldn't say something like that so I know that's the enemy, but if I don't know the word okay hope Fred jumped into like the other day I preferred Zack's grandfather keep him in prayer is dualism stuff preform in the men's meeting and start praying for Scott cancer.
One Such as pregnant and bring against the lung cancer in the Bible tells us that's pretty bold prayers like mountain, be removed, you know, so no illness be removed mean you can pretty prayers as you are led by the Lord again never contradict Scripture from praying for is getting in the Lord like pray for his heart like God. He has lung cancer suckers prayer for linkages and got, like, pray for his art with lung cancer. Pray for lung cancer boards like Cranford's heart finally was like Genentech's big going on with his heart. The city recently within heart failure. Sorry Mike I Sam. Pray for his heart and the least unteachable so the more you listen better here just makes sense right. Romans 12 once as if I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice wholly acceptable to God, which are zero reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed. The word theirs metamorphosed or we get our word for metamorphosis, which is like what a caterpillar does when he changes into a butterfly that you may prove what is that good and acceptable perfect will of God go the new living translation for that message. And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all that he has done for you. Let them be a whole living holy sacrifice, the county will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship themů Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world the way they think okay but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think changing the way you think is not easy as matter is almost impossible for us to do without him all these behavioral modification.
The world so much of it fails because God's not in God wants to change them now. We all think God needs to change the other person's mind. God needs to change that leader God needs to change that deacons mind that held the exchange masturbate with change his mind. Pat change his mind about this that God wants to change the way you think God wants to change all of us, which only man means none of us have it completely altogether. Except in the Greek it says except Pastor David know doesn't say that all of us are not finished.
Another way is because badness is a world messed up behind were headed for glory and who were going to wind up to be far exceeds we are now. We haven't even yet see what God is going to do with you individually or with us is a fellowship. Acts chapter 1 verse eight says that you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you at the and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and all today and Samaria and to the ends of the earth, we find that word empty starts popping up a lot in acts chapter 2 verse 17 and it shall come to pass in the last days as God that I will pour out my spirit at the on all/your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams, using up your sons and your daughters, your young man and your old men all generations will be receiving from the Holy Spirit on my maidservants at the piano.
My menservants, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy were spiritual people. We have a spirit spiritual body superstitious group to really seriously. We are, we have to be careful because of that we can be manipulated outside of the truth is when the word makes a lot tougher to manipulatives. W said it well, and I don't think you can.
I don't think we're that superstitious and I get irritable thing guide I put together 10 little things that athletes do to help him win Serena Williams does not and will not change your socks during an entire tennis tournament. She wears the same pair throughout the tournament, which also last for several days in intensive athletics seriously figured number nine Michael Jordan always wore his UNC shorts under Chicago.
Both short. Number eight is LSU coach Les Miles eats the grass of every stadium. They plan and eats more the grass during high-pressure moments.
NBA player Jason Terry wears the shorts of his opponents the night before the gain.
The own shorts of every team anywhere is the opposing team the night before he goes to sleep.
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 crossed the bridge.com to start receiving yours for free. If you have a cell phone. You can also text the word encourage 29453 that's 94253 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day, and now back to the teaching superstitious group assemblies are far weirder. NASCAR has no green cars bad luck. No. $50 bills. Their bad luck and does not allow peanut shells on the track baseball player via Mark Guerrero at the beginning of the season would put his helmet on the floor the dugout where his fellow players spit on it and some of them to tobacco and did other things on his helmet that he wore throughout the year and if it got somehow worn down or cleaned up. He had him do it again. Flight a soccer team was on the losing streak decided to cleanse their way and swim in the river where there crocodiles and hippos for change a lot. One of them ground and the others were chased out text, but here's the weirdest one Croatian Goran Zenon said tennis player when he wine would do exactly the same thing the day before his match. He would wear the spit when he won a match the next time he had a match he did it exactly the same thing he did that day.
He wore the same clothes. He went to a ghost of the same restaurant he sees the same people and says the same things Nona superstitious about us not his lifeless human beings are born spiritual beings, human beings are born spiritual beings if we don't connect with God spiritually will find something to connect and we replaced that place. It's only fits God with anything we can find money, power, sex, drugs, but only God will really fill that void.
So we got spirit, soul, body, spirit. I am a spirit soul. I have a soul body, I live in a body hears of the really I thought about today and I believe the Lord give me revelation about these three things spiritual body type in with three phases of salvation that we discussed before.
Justification and sanctification glorification the spirit. I have been saved, when you get Savior spirits born anew.
It will always stay in perfect condition.
Your soul is being saved your sanctified you being set apart for special use by the things you go through when the refiners fire your body I will be saved, you will be glorified.
But until then you know you will. You have to struggle with your body and your flesh now we start looking at the book of Joe we need to see some things and admit some things here's the lifeless. We read in Joe that the enemy did something. They spend most of the book asking why did God do that. It was the wrong question. It was the wrong God did not do that. The enemy did that and so that's how they got into all this trouble.
That's how they didn't comfort Joe, a man who probably do as much pain as anybody walked this planet.
Jesus so they took something the enemy did and I said what is God saying through this and friends. This is where we get a lot of trouble God speaks to us has spoken to us through his word.
He does speak through people sometimes. Sometimes the enemy speaks the people I met, but we do live the enemy will do something and we do whatever God speak up when we got stoned about it. We've seen this go like this before, will confront somebody we don't blab it alternately confronts my own serious issues. Maybe throw a leader. Maybe we talked till about the husband being the leader or through that issue would drink under adultery or something.
And instead of repenting, they spin and run and bail and it's my social lately that I wonder what God is trying to tell me see that one would they know that I don't know there obviously were spiritual and more all leave because what they told me so. They told me they were more spiritual than the leaders at the bridge. Now the bridge isn't really good form anymore and so yeah I think I think I'll go to that life group and let them lead me the person running in rebellion and submitted running from God in a world of hurt will repent bailing out on church leaving people in the lurch and you will groom to be your spiritual leader.
While that's discernment there. We've seen it before and will say it again, but you know what some have learned because there's a lot of people here that have been here since the first year and they've seen that same dynamic in scenario again and again and again and again incidentally were tardy met the enemy and Jesus talked about the enemy a lot.
Where is the enemy.
What's interesting is we often see this picture that he's in hell with his minions, and they're all discussing and planning and strategizing is an interesting picture.
It's nowhere in the Bible what the Bible says in first Peter chapter 5 verse eight be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a warning lion, seeking whom he may devour noticed whom he may devour. Does he get the devour. First of all unbelievers. He has free access to players. They have no protection because the only protection from enemies. Jesus and if you reject Jesus you don't have this protection when you accept Jesus, you have is protection that's watch it with life lessons. The enemy has authority with unbelievers because they are not protected by the blood of Jesus to move quickly, through these limited. Again, the enemy has authority with unbelievers because they not protected by the blood of Jesus. James chapter 4 verse seven tells us therefore submit to God.
Resist the devil and hopefully from now. Notice it said he's a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He's referred to as the devour rings build of Malachi chapter 3 verse 10 bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house and try me now in this holy place goddesses test me.
The only places in finances, says the Lord of host if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it and I will review the devour for your sakes. Which means when you tithes you rebuked the devour and and what you're doing is cut off a stronghold because we don't have the means you're being disobedient to God and obedient to your money parties and got out of whack and you've given access to the enemy. Verse 11. I will repeat the devour for your sake so that he will not destroy the fruit of the ground, nor shall the vine failed to bring to bear fruit for you in the fields of the Lord of hosts and all nations will call you blessed for you will be a delightful answer Lord of hosts draws people to tie that America is protected and blessed because those people. That's what that verse just said that he will bless the nations as people tithes and commitment put God first in this process. They were single, what, what's God saying to us through this bad thing and then we was using like a tool you know the word and God speaks to you but when you start looking to sometimes demonic events and fleshly carnal event you might be able to learn something God may indeed speak to you soon.but be careful trying to find meaning in their when somebody does something stupid with the likeness of the carnal somebody hurt somebody else that here's what's interesting, lifeless, and there is never assume something the enemy did is God never sues something the enemy did as God. Be careful of boy that goes a long ways with in Job chapter 26 verse 12 it says he stirs the sea with his power, he ate of the way this is God, a huge and when Israel came to the Red Sea, God divided it so they can go through it and some liberal scholars goodwill the Red Sea and that part you know wasn't very deep and so you're basically 2 inches of water in the wind blew and kind of part of the 2 inches of water and they were the colossal intuitively so there's no miracle that they walk through the divided waters August miracle is that the whole Egyptian army trailed 2 inches of water there is a miracle in there somewhere and we can know these things and trust these things is like all girls in the classroom and in his the teachers talking about whales in Stockton chief Jonah got swallowed by a whale and she said we didn't. She said yes. The Bible says that joy didn't get swallowed by what the Bible is filled with folktales and lower in fairytales in knowing you can't believe that they think I got swallowed by Wellesley of the Jesus I don't know when I get to heaven I'll ask if the teachers is what it would if he would Jonah go stale. She should. I guess you can ask when the spirit comes into us. Everything changed everything.
Start the lesson start to obey. Philippians chapter 2 verse 12 tells us. Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Somebody gave me that verse out of context and told me that really need to work on my salvation experience.
It was devastating to the young believer. It was like five years later, I read the next verse.
Praise God, who converse diverse math conflict. Next verse tells us, for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for his good pleasure. Here's the next life was so God puts his Holy Spirit in us. He is at work in the office.
He helps us to want to do what is right and helps us to do what is right when you can save the fact that you want to do good things.
God is alive and at work in you you 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 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 email@example.com and share your good news. That's a great first step to growing in your new faith. We'd love to email you back some more ways to continue in this wonderful adventure of faith. Remember that you are not alone and you are loved. Also don't forget to visit, cross the bridge.com to discover more resources provided at no charge to help you learn more about the Bible. If you'd like to help us share God's word with others.
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