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December 11, 2021 12:00 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 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 and tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapter 34 now here's Pastor David Luskin and the Joe chapter 34 there's some mind blowing stuff are going to see in the book of Joe Knight should turn with me to just 34. One of things we talked about is the book of Job is one of the oldest books in the Bible.
And that brings up a couple things. First of all we talk and how the book of Joe mentions snow, ice, and things him to do with frigid temperatures 42 different times more than any other book in the Bible allows an important wellness is conjecture… But it makes me wonder if there what and so perhaps going on with some sort of coming out of an Ice Age or something is up in Israel at NCR live snow or ice. Of course the man here in the middle of the desert, although after going over there enough on time. It snowed in Jerusalem, which was interesting. After one year that and there's something else will see tonight that is just miraculous that it's in this oldest of the Hebrew Scripture becoming the book of Joe we believe is even older. In the first five books of the final are what we often call the Torah, Genesis, Exodus, flickers number student economy. Psalm 19.
Once is this the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork. In Genesis 114 reminds us since then God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and years, and give Joe a little hint of where were going to list jump into the book of Job, chapter 34 and again Job's been hanging out with three people that he thought were friends who weren't trying to be comforters but are and they're saying spiritually truthful things, but their sense of timing is just horrible and in walks Elijah who is really heard from God. So verse one a lion further answered and said, hear my words, you wisemen give ear to me, you who have knowledge for the ear test words as the pallet taste food is in the picture first for let us choose justice for ourselves. Let us know among ourselves what is good for Job said, I am righteous the goddess taken away my justice. Should I lie concerning my right. My wound is incurable.
Though I am without transgression. What man is like Joe who drinks scorn like water who goes in company with the workers of iniquity and walks with wicked men.
That's a not too veiled comment on Job's friends, and I think he nails him right there. He says again verse eight he goes in company with the workers of iniquity and walks with wicked men hold your finger right there in the book of Job, and thus the skill over just a little bit actually now to Psalms chapter 1 is just a few pages over from actual where we are towards the back.
That way you mentioned Joe being in the company of wicked men of workers of iniquity and right over here. The very first song is a powerful encouragement to be with people who are following the spare, and a discouragement of hanging out with people who are catering to the flesh. Psalm one Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither and whatever he does shall prosper the ungodly are not self but like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly, shall perish if we had to paraphrase that chapter is we would paraphrase it by saying doesn't really give heed to the nightly news but listens to what the Bible sets a man that you don't sit in the seat of the scornful. But your planet by the rivers of righteousness. That's a reminder to be careful who we have company with Julie hang out with any of you think about the book of Job. One of the undercurrents I guess we could say is that when we first meet Job in this the even the law is bad stuff is happened. He's crushed but spiritually in an okay place but as he hangs out with these three guys he starts just to slip spiritually and because they're kind of accusing him.
He feels the need to defend himself when they should be comforting and so being with these guys is driving Job further from the Lord was back to Job 34 verse nine for he has said it profits the man nothing that he should delight in God.
So we see right here that Job is starting to miss the mark in his react, all these things that happen new living translation of some of these verses. Verse five is for Job also said I am innocent. The goddess taken away my rights verse eight he chooses evil people. His companions, he spends his time with wicked men in verse nine he is even said why waste time trying to please God.
Why waste time trying to please God. He never met people who have been in ministry a long time to have a very jaded view of people in and understand that and I'm sure some of the leaders understanding the latest close the door so there it feels when get hurt.
But meanwhile, when you do that, the price you pay is you have to live with the heart are in a cynical attitude and I decided early on the ministry that I would rather feel the pain every time. Then conduct cynical and better narration angle all pastor I can't believe you're saying that "what will all of us are in danger of becoming hardhearted and if you're sitting there thinking that you're not in danger of becoming hardhearted or nervous because it's too late.
Sorry happened and we need to continue to pray that God keeps our hearts, especially the days we live in us keeping verse 10. Therefore, listen to me you man of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness and from the Almighty to commit iniquity. He repays man according to his work and makes man to find a reward according to his way. Surely God will never do wickedly. Nor will the Almighty pervert justice who gave him charge over the earth who appointed him over the world if he should set his heart on it if he would gather to himself, his spirit and his breath all flesh with perish together and man would return to the last, have you considered this but one of the things that is in our future. The next three events prophetically are the rapture, which happens before the tribulation. We have the seven year tribulation. We have the second coming of Christ.
When Christians are rapture from the earth. We are the vessels of the Holy Spirit were filled with the Holy Spirit. This earth is filled with the Holy Spirit in our lives were filled with the Holy Spirit. Women little flames of fire when the rapture happens all those flames of fire, and because we've been filled with the light of God. We have been a restraining device. In this work and if you think this world has gone crazy now way to what you see when the restraining is taken out in the world becomes a really dark place that I tell people calling I'm thinking I'll get saved during the tribulation. If you can't get saved now. I doubt you're going to get say when the guys down there with the guillotine is interesting. I was talking to Pastor David on the bottom of your 10 years ago prophetically. We were trying to figure out what that reference in Revelation talking about beheading people was about surely that was about the actual beheading with some sort of symbolism verse. Well guess what it literally meant swords beheading people. Verse 16. If you have understanding here this listen to the sound of my words.
Should one who hates justice govern where you condemn him, who is most just notice the spelling hopefully view the narrow while taught you to pay attention. The pronouns in the spelling example tell you that sometimes a good talking to the person you're talking to God is with you condemn him. Mrs. King James H. Speaking about God who is most just for Satan is it stating this say to a king, you will worthless and the nobles you are wicked is in essence that's what Job is saying about God that God is the one with the issue in Job is the innocent one as amazing as that sounds, understand that's the argument of most people in the world.
They don't say it like that. But, though in all had a problem with the Bible and they don't really mean they have a problem with the Bible as much as they are trying to say they think the Bible has problems.
Verse 19 for he is not partial to princes, nor does he regard the rich more than the poor for they are all the work of his hands in a moment they died in the middle of the night, the people shaken and pass away the mighty are taken away without hand. One thing you begin to realize a life and ministry is that the veil between this life and the next is really sad and mean at any moment any of us can go to be with the Lord as we minister to people and on funerals for all ages.
It reminds us, don't take anybody for granted. Don't take days with people that you care about program. Tell say thank you, love your appreciate you know that someday soon you will be able to say it, they will build it here is why you can say that they can hear it go and speak it. Amen. That should've been a life lesson.
Life here is brief.
The Bible tells us that is like a vapor and I know we begin to think that 70 or 80 or 90 or hundred years is a long time but you know a few hundred years from now when we all fellowship and in heaven. I doubt we think that 70 years is a lot.
Paul reminds us in second Corinthians 5 verse six exists. So we are always confident, knowing that while you're at home in the body were absent from the Lord, for we walk by fear, not by sight is analogous to walk by fear that I wasn't going now, wasn't say we won't last phase by fear, not by sight.
After I watched the news and I'm just all freaked out and I'm just all traveled me point out something about the news every thing on there is something you could see this nationally inside you the things you know believe those are eternal. Those are passing away for we walk by faith not by sight. We are confident yes will please rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Meaning were in the body were absent physically from the Lord, the divorce physically absent from the body or with the Lord. There's no in between.
There is no soul sleep. There is no annihilation.
There certainly no purgatory you go from here to there. Praise God.
The book of Hebrews reminds us in chapter 9 verse 27 disclose reincarnation of the water. This is as it is appointed for men the.once and after this the judgment density.over and over until you get multiple chances are multiple-choice, but after this the judgment of the Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.
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She is so smart – she's too smart… She is so smart she she said she is so smart she's been here before now never been to your beach house before things first time she was saying that our daughter had been reincarnated as an interesting weekend anyway.
Reincarnation is not biblical. The Bible says we go through once and that's better shot. Take as it is appointed for men to die once and after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. Verse 21 for his eyes on the ways of man and he sees all the steps. There is no darkness nor shadow of death, were the workers of iniquity may hide themselves for he need not further consider a man that he should go before God in judgment he breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry and sets others in their place.
Therefore, he knows their works.
He overthrows them in the night and they are Christ. He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others because the turned back from him.
They were faithful they were loyal to her back.
It would not consider any of his ways, so that the calls the cry of the poor to come tuned for he hears the cry of the afflicted.
When he gets quietness who then can make trouble.
The way God gives peace who can disturb that PC gives when he hides his face, who then can see him, whether it is against the nation man alone that the hypocrite should drain less the people be ensnared for. Has anyone said the God I have borne chastening and I will ascend no more.
Teach me what I do not see if I have done iniquity, I will do no more. Should he repay it according to your terms. Just because you disavow, you must choose.I therefore speak what you know men of understanding say to me, wise men who listen to me, Job speaks without knowledge, his words are without wisdom. All the Job or tried to the utmost, because his answers are like those of wicked men now underlies answers like those of wicked men because he's been hanging out with wicked men who've been given answers, free ads, rebellion to his sin, he claps his hands among us, and multiplies his words against God while now I want to go or if want to read through this night, go back through it. First of all I want to point out something is very interesting touch on something that will come back to this particular think the winter things very interesting about Job again oldest book in the Bible is some of the things that are in is the oldest book about and here's what I mean. Job chapter 9 verse eight says he alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the seat. He made the bear, Orion, in the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number of underlined emboldened that those three things.
Those are constellations, starbursts that are known constellations.
Now modern constellations big unknown a while, but for thousand years. Interesting.
And it's not just one place.
Job, chapter 38 verse 31 and 32 can you find the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion. Can you bring out Lazaro off in its season or can you guide the great bear with its cup.
Can you affect these constellations. Job can you change them at all. Joe and can you bring out the master alternate seasons not a matter that is an interesting word. I don't believe in my heart skip. I don't look at my heart skip my day does not depend on how my horoscope looks men and I found it hard to believe that everybody born on a day seven is a but the sand in the whole horoscope thing is that you're looking to man for an answer and you're trying to see into the future.
Trust God for the future.
If you treat your horoscope stop is not good is bad, not years ago I was in Israel and whenever we do any trips on holidays before and after find another place to go in exploring and different things and is actually a dairy farm in Israel, and it was a little bit surreal, because we know we walked through all the cows and with all things in and then we come to this bar and right in the middle of the barn. Is this ancient synagogue in the middle of all the cow packs and I mean here the whole museum and stuff but what caught my attention was there was a an item at the time that I thought was a zodiac sign is 12 things and little stars and signs of the sky and whatnot but there is a rectangle for the synagogues, not subject matter which is different from the other big difference. That's when I start scratching the surface.
The 12 signs of the zodiac for the moment tear apart from the horoscope concept and there's a reason for this constellations and again you know what's interesting is not only in the book of John is in the book of Amos Amos chapter 5, verse eight he made the Pleiades and Orion. He turns the shadow of death in the morning and makes the day dark as night. He calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the face of the earth. The Lord is his name. I'm gonna scratch the surface on the Mauser authors no way that I can even do a real solid job just presented, but in scratching the surface. Here's the thing.
Every one of those 12 constellations has to do with the coming of Christ. It was a sign in the sky from God himself about the Messiah start to think with me. There's 12 sons right ring M bowl and goat are all temple sacrificial animals never dig into the heart of your new the RAM is Aries.
The goal is Taurus and the go Google thing is a By the way that's not Leo the lion – actually the lion from the tribe of Judah. Everyone of these constellations honestly by three hours. I could barely do it justice. So it is that intrigues you are going to bring back some stuff that dig in the Bible dig in the summer stuff. It's intriguing go deeper. Job chapter 7 verse 20 mentions another constellation which is more than a veiled reference to Job 726. Have I sinned, what have I done to you all watcher of men.
Why have you set me as your target, so that I am a burden to myself. Now there's a couple of places watches occurs and again that's it. That's constellations, not just about a reference either. Thinking through this you thinking okay so they named these constellations.
How could these things be speaking of the Messiah is the mentor name in them. So I guess the spirit comes upon and they named the stars just like they named the animals no man named the animals. God named the stars and the constellations a been here more than a week.
You know that I have a verse that has rights. Psalm 147 one through four is praise the Lord for it is good to sing praises to our God, for it is pleasant and praises beautiful. The Lord builds up Jerusalem. He gathers together the outcast of Israel heals the brokenhearted, he binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars he calls them all by name. New King James that's close to the Hebrew the new living translation is even closer which reads this in Psalm 147 3040 heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars he gives names to all of them. Have you seen those ads. That's for the website and the reminders you see the little blue chef Elsie Montgomery placed some of his yes skin might happen if watcher is part of a constellation in Virgo now included in the constellation of Virgo or like these several little subgroups if you will.
And there's five, there's the watcher and I'll explain on just a second there is the shepherd. There's the branch there's the Centaurus which is the two natures.
And there's the Virgo or Virgin.
The shepherd obviously God is referred to as a shepherd and Jesus is the shepherd of Israel the branch. The branch of David, the kingdom of David, the Centaurus is two natures man and God coming together in the Messiah. And here's the interesting thing the Virgo or virgin that constellation.
I looked at of the letters and just picture virgin holding a baby if she told the baby and it's hers.
What can we all generally assume it's not a virgin again for thousand years ago. This is the virgin who is holding the baby prophetically speaking of the coming of Christ. They watched these constellations, they named him they watched him they recorded him charted about why I don't think they knew. I don't see anywhere in Scripture where they give any hint that they had a clue that these constellations were speaking of the Messiah. And yet history proves they charted these things with a hunger for almost why is lifeless. The ancient people watch the stars for signs from the beginning of time was only through patiently watching the stars for a long time. They saw*that was different and that starlet in the Bethlehem you've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition union again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations. If you're not able to make it to your home church this Sunday. Why not join us for our life thing at 10 AM Eastern time or on Thursday nights at 7 PM Eastern time.
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