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December 18, 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. Good evening everyone. Monday's faster DA was assisting passersby have tested David God is going to bless you. We are to be in the book of Job before we get started, custom email testimonies. It came in just a little while ago or make sure that y'all heard about the Revelation says that we overcome him, the adversary by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.
So God does something magnificent in your life and you share that testimony with other people around you.
It's a weapon against the enemy. That's why so important God do something reckless maybe to share that in your workplace. I heard a story just yesterday evening where gentlemen sharing his faith in his workplace. I was getting lunch ended up praying with the brother.
Several months later ran into the guy again and the guy said hey man, when you prayed for my family member. She was healed so it was a witnessing opportunity in a secular workplace here couple the testimonies that we got.
Now remember when passť reminds us when someone says thank you for the ministry. They may email him but there talking to us collectively. All of us are part of a God is doing in this place was in this. I just want thank you for this ministry.
I know so many lost people, including mostly all of my family last week. I heard your ad on the radio about prayer for the loss and I listed my mom and my brothers and sisters. It's difficult to share with him because a lift 1500 miles away. Now that I know hundreds of people are praying for them. I'm more hopeful that they will be open to receive the truth. Thanks again and Jesus Bob and Bob said that he's had a tough time having the boldness to share with his family member and after listening to Pastor David and recognizing that we have over seven.
I think it's 800 people now on our prayer tape he had the courage to send them DVDs of the gospel from this ministry and from other ministry. So thank you for being a part in prayer warriors. Now this guy encouraged to share the gospel with his family to feared share with listening to this dear Pastor David the past eight months, my wife and I were going to some difficult times in her marriage to the point that she wanted a divorce and therapy was no longer an option. Since she'd already made her decision. I pray every day for Jesus to help her see things different and removing Satan out of her head in her heart and keeping him away from destroying our marriage and family yesterday morning around 4 AM I like came in the bedroom hugged me and said she wanted to work things out and stay married. She has I know we have a long road ahead with the power of prayer really works when you really believe I want to thank you for praying for us really appreciate all your emails that you sent. Thank here's one more that there I just want to thank you for your ministry to share his great message of salvation. I listen to your message.
For several years now, and also really enjoy that your occasionally sharing on to every man and answer. Thanks for all that your ministry prayed for several years for my adult daughter who was on the street and lost to drugs those prayers have been answered in a big way. She's found and through him has turned her life totally around. And for four years has been following Jesus Christ. Thank you for your prayer to so no doubt Pastor Dave is share with us, but thank you for praying for these people look, this is real. This is what were getting consistently constantly throughout the day. These are fresh testimonies from around the nation. How about we start up tonight before Pastor David comes up you know mom, let's pray for Pastor David as he stands on the front lines leading us with sword drawn, walking and everything that God is calling to no doubt him standing on the front lines leading us into battle.
Lord, thank you for the sweet testimonies follow from around the nation, Lord, a broken marriage healed Florida gentleman who has feared sharing the gospel with his mother and family and now he has the boldness to share the gospel with thank you for removing that fear out of his life, God, thank you for that number. Thank you for the one who sits a name in several years ago for her daughter who was on the street and on drugs got you for delivering that young girl and we thank you for the testimony that she's been following you for four years. Got how many people are you using that young woman to reach right now are no doubt were to get to heaven and see these people.
Lord help us to not give up. Help us to continue to pray for pastor daily.
Thank you for his perseverance, his tenacity, his willingness to say yes to stand on the front lines and lead us into battle or help us to stay arm in arm. During this time when no doubt things are heating up in your return is here. In Jesus name, amen and amen. You are love you ready be blessed because better.
Pastor David has been teaching practical lessons from the life of Joe.
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. The bar as we take a closer look at chapter 35 now here's Pastor David and the DA those testimony precious forget what were doing.
We really are changing the world people are hearing the gospel around the world because of what we do here. We encourage you to join our lost loved ones party is such a blessing to be able to pray for people who don't know the Lord and people come to us and trusting us with their lost loved with their relatives and their friends and family say please pray for these people down the chief and what happened.
You can decide if you receive them like once a day in a batch, you know, all at once or you can receive them. I think every hour or you can choose to get the prayer request.
Whenever there generated where is Sue simply types in the name of their lost all it comes to me. Pray for right now right there. God called us to do this, we've never heard of anybody else doing it. We stepped out in faith and did it expecting God to save people guesswork out that the same people.
Amen. We've heard from so many people who had lost six classes per the source of real encouragement for believers everywhere encourage you to become a part of the prayer team.
There genuinely to the book of Job, chapter 35 Job is one of those stories. A lot of people are familiar with Job starts out and he's a blessed blessed man the nose all these flock. Her wonderful family and yet there's a couple things we were even there that he was afraid that his kids were to fall away from God do so.
Silly. That's a legitimate fear that you can't let that fear control you later own Job says the thing that we greatly fear has come upon us with been looking in the Bible and reminded that it tells us we have not been given. God has not given us a spirit of fear and muscle fears are understandable when you begin the let fear control you. You have issues you need to let faith controlling fear and if you go without doubt your fear that your faith so these things are going on with Joe and then they pay stuff goes, he loses her the buildings in his kids. His wife was left alive to give him advice. Her advice was curse God so in these three friends show up and they start under the guise of compassion under the guise or disguise of caring these three guys come in and start talking to Joe, you did this wrong and you're doing this wrong. You brought a list of only yourself. Job needed compassionate eating numbers needed ministry judgment and while some of the things they said were true they were applicable for the time you (you can save a lot of time and trouble and a lot of heartache and a lot of hard rain is when somebody stalking you and telling you so ask yourself why are they telling me this wire.
They say this to me. If Joe would've asked that question earlier will he would've realized these three friends were just honking their own words, they weren't there to comfort him. They were there to belittle him to make themselves feel better when they still have schedule are they telling me especially if it's anything negative or derogatory are well. I knew you were going to this city were that we all knew he will mess. We were all talking about you this, we always that person under two dollars is at 1111 people into our story here walks we see immediately. This family you got different different if we ask yourself why is he there he would answer God I'm here to talk to you and tell you some things he really cares buddies happened to say some difficult things in ministry we have to do that all the time and last night DA had to come to.
I want to hear me say that any Job chapter 3531 moreover Ellie, you answered and said do you think this is right do you say my righteousness is more than God's for you say what teenage really beating you what profit shall I have more than five sand. I will answer you here companions with the look to the heavens and see the clouds. They are higher than you if you sin. What you accomplish against their transgressions are multiplied. What do you do to him if you are righteous. What do you give him or does he receive from your hand. Your wickedness affects a man such as you and your righteousness.
The Son of Man, so when you mess up your herself and you hurt the people around you may hurt God's feelings. And yes, God has for you, but you are God physically hurt yourself because of the multitude of oppressions like a crown for help because the arm of the mighty, but no one says where is God my maker and give songs in the night, who teaches us more than the beast of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of heaven. They cried out that he does not answer because of the problem is evil and truly God relentlessly at the top. Nor will the Almighty regarding the VC see him yet justices before him, and you must wait for him now because he is not punished. In his anger nor taking much notice of folly.
Therefore, Joe opens his mouth in vain. He moved the plot of his words without knowledge. 42 chapters of the book of Job. I would encourage you to read the rest of it to what happens when God himself begins to speak to Joe chapter 38 speaks of the world where in Mass General who is this who darkens counsel about words without knowledge God blesses you more than he was blessed before, except this time he was blessed and he didn't have the fear he wasn't walking in the fear got it dealt with when we look back at the beginning of this chapter and verse two. Do you think this is right. You say my righteousness is more than God's who can be more righteous than God. Now one of the versions uses the word rescue the great work and is more than just a cons in the Hebrew Scriptures in the book of Joshua chapter 20 they started this concept of the city of refuge and what it was. If you mistakingly accidentally messed up accidentally took the money's life. You could go to the city of refuge and you would be safe is if you didn't go to the city of refuge and you accidentally took abilities like their relative wouldn't take your life in a course would have been near relatives would turn around and take 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 29453 receive a short encouraging text from us each day. That's 94253 and now back to the teaching when they laid out the country of Israel in the Hebrew Scriptures with selling the details of where the cities of refuge are when you construct them and put them on what you discover is nowhere in Israel were you more than half a day from the city of refuge there is a whole whole whole thing about keeping the highways and byways to the cities of refuge clear, that reminds me of the verse in Genesis where the Angels are protecting the way to the tree of life. Once you got to the city of refuge. That was it you were protected. God himself was giving you refuge first life as this is one of the models for this ministry is to be a city of refuge and ministry of reconciliation, or the models for this ministry is to be a city of refuge and ministry of reconciliation is a city of refuge would be listening right now from like some, I was listening from Germany you're listening from Germany or the Philippines you are able to pray the prayer.
Ask God to forgive you and your city of refuge are spiritually speaking with forward here and ask God to forgive him for the first time in the morning they enter the city refuge. If you are a born again Christian, you already are in the city. There's a lot of verses to talk about the city of refuge and God being a refuge so much that we have to recognize that there's more going on here so chapter 9 verse nine says the Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed of refuge in times of trouble, some 46 one God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
You need help tonight run let some males or somebody else or somewhere else be your strength and refuge to be built like the runoff somewhere that's their refuge. You like to escape into a book and that's the refuge of people escaping the alcohol and asked the refuge. Now let God be your refuge. Amen. Some 46 one God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble verse 72 verses later, the Lord of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Verse 11 of Psalm 46 the Lord of hosts is with us.
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 57 one. Be merciful to me. Oh God, be merciful to me for my soul trust in you in the shadow of your wings, roommate, refuge doesn't mean God has wings have a picture of us to understand that he's covering us and protecting the member Jesus delivered use of many times I wanted under my wings as he looks over us is the same thing many times wanted to gather you and protect you but you ran away in the shadow of your wings. I will make refuge until these calamities of past 62 78 and God is my salvation and glory. The rock of my strength and my refuge is in God, trust in him similar to trust in him. When things are going good.
Trust in him at what all was 39 is a little late.
Anything just in their white peers in Greensboro. Trust in the village things were without trust him at all times and people before him as a refuge for before you pour out your heart somebody else planting and before you complain about what's wrong in your life is sometimes people are so busy trash talking other people. When you begin to choose to trash talk somebody else rather than go to God you're headed for trial Psalm 91 to I will say of the Lord he is my refuge and my fortress, my God in him.
Trust Psalm 90 172 16 uses itself. A thousand may fall at your side, 10,000 at your right hand, but it shall not come near you only with the show, you look and see the reward of the wicked, because you made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the most your dwelling place to or together on their fellowship because you made the most high your dwelling place of meeting refuge.
Juliet something no evil shall before, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling next time you're anxious.
Go to Psalm 91 and read this past no evil shall follow you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways in their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. It's okay to pray to God about angels.
It's not okay to pray to Angel.
No angel would ever receive your prayer if you got any show that you receive in your prayers that's talking you about stuff from an unnamed enemy comes even as a what in your life. Pray to God, please send your angels to print this person that person. Please God. Your angels to go with my wife got sent your angels, with that mission is okay to pray like that. Some of you never prayed like that you need to start what is your angels are just doing nothing there like unemployed two supernatural beings that are your that what you did pray soon angels you still angels or protect this person protect that person is only look at verse 11 version shall give his angels charge over you and keep you in all your ways, but we were passing. Verse 14 because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him. I will say because is no my name, he shall call upon me and I will answer him. I will be with him after he gets in trouble, I will be with him as long as he's not in trouble. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him with long life will satisfy him showing salvation civilization. Psalm 144 two 142 five Robert 1426, Proverbs 1432 Jeremiah 46 Nona read these Hebrews the Hebrew Scriptures Hebrews chapter 6 verse eight that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. Hebrews 617 through 20. God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who receive the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his that he will never change his God will never look at you and say I don't love you anymore man does that God does not man will look at using it on later. God does not. It seems like society is on two cracks. The believers in the unbelievers. If you're in unbelief you're looking to the political system, whichever is you're looking to the world you're looking to make and sell your problems about misplaced hope. If you're a believer you know the futility of that you know the UN is not fix everything in his God himself is going to success God also bound himself so that those who receive the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind.
God has given both his promise and his these two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie.
Therefore, we fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before this hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us to the curtain in the gods inner sanctuary. Jesus has Artie gone and therefore us.
He has become our eternal high priest in the order of Melchizedek is a life you need to spiritually run to the city of refuge for forgiveness blessing and protection you need to spiritually run to the sea. Refuge for forgiveness, blessing and protection were all around somewhere where will you will you run from God. When you run into what doomsday shelter look for what's coming on planet Earth. At some point. Gathering food is not getting ready following Jesus is getting ready love and God and loving people getting ready now I don't need the city of Africa. I killed anybody.
He said it was people kill people. It was for that so much more and maybe you haven't literally murdered somebody be Jesus talked about if you call somebody fool.
If you gotten mad at somebody for little or no reason, that's like you was the standard of somebody that leaves the city of refuge is just for murderers coming as long as you're good you don't need to city of refuge right now the standard is not good. Standards perfection.
And while some of us laid claim to be good thinking either right or claim to be perfect so that's what it would take to get to heaven without Jesus. That's what it would take to fellowship with God's perfection have that to get if I had it I would give it to you have any so the standard is not that the standards perfection in the Bible bears that out.
Romans 310 as it is written, there is none righteous, no not one in 323 always fall short of the glory of God. So we need refuge. We need the Messiah Jeremiah 20 9/11 is for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope sooner peace future and hope Brenda Jesus, if you get worried when the Jesus you mess up, run the Jesus Jeremiah 2912 then you will call upon me and go and pray to me and I will listen to you. John 1427 peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you not as the world gives do I give to you the world gives and takes away Jesus doesn't do that. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. The pastor had been reading the book of Revelation.
I see all these bad things on first allowing read the book of Revelation. If you notice in chapter 4, 1932 tracks of people to groups of people is what's going on down here with the horses a plate.
The seals and all that stuff and then there's a group worship in heaven for seven years.
If you know Jesus here in this group. They go around the throne and saying you are worthy, who has redeemed us in your blood 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 are not able to make it to your home church this Sunday. Why not join us for our lifestream at 10 AM Eastern time or on Thursday nights at 7 PM Eastern time. Just visit cross the bridge.com and click on a lifestream link. There you will experience a live service in David's home church. The bridge in North Carolina again. That website is cross the bridge.calm.
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