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January 9, 2022 12:00 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 chapter 38 now here's Pastor David Joe chapter 38 and are so many treasures in here.
The Lord asked 74 questions. He knows Joan can't answer is trying to get Job to do a mental reset because Job had started thinking in the wrong way and these bad things happen time he mistakenly assumed certain things. His three friends showed up and they weren't best friends think it's important that enrichment is really hurting our holistic church is not the police. Figure out who's at fault is the EMTs to stop the bleeding. Once we stopped bleeding when figure out what happened and how not to do these things again. First things first. Some of you bleeding not in a place we can see that you've gotten hurt somewhere along the line and will never sealed well tonight, the Holy Spirit, Australia, and if you will open and allow yourself.
God Will Touch It Tonight St., Job 38, when the new Lord answered Joe out of the whirlwind, and said who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge or straighten out for yourself like a man.
I will question you and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth until you see me is in italics. If you have understanding.
So in the Hebrew it reached hell. If you have understanding. We all have inner voice that speaks with us conscious or whatever you want to talk guidance to influence in the enemy has also figured out that if the influences that you can get in real trouble if you get you say himself over and over and over and we get these things is a little vocal patterns. People like me kinda lightning God they got in. Accident got angry as we evolve, God created he start running down evolution and remembering it's a theory, and the other theories are really weak against creation seriously man, there was nothing and then it exploded tomatoes. As it happened to you in your life or we say will believe in evolution, but I believe God influenced it to collect theistic evolution, compromise, it doesn't fit the days and the animals are out of order compared to the evolutionists to see the rover have looked at it scientifically and been convinced by people with PhD's that it is exactly as God said that he created me that you cynical okay so this is like a big deal if it really is because we have a whole generation, not that we were told they were the cosmic accident and were wondering why they don't value life mother killing each other. The cosmic accident was a better doctor, not a cosmic idea, not a cosmic accident. God created you have a real issue and people starting well yeah created.
God created me that you have a did this wrong and that wrong and so I have this issue and that issue got to the got to you fearfully and wonderfully created fearfully and wonderfully created your masterpiece. We still can't figure out how that works. God knows so if you've had a loop in your head or you compromised on creation.
You need to actually start saying in your prayers. Thank you for creating me.
We got parents and their answer question.
How would you feel if your child came up to you and he said all I decided I wasn't born that you had nothing to do with me being here. I just got every fathers walk down the street one day. How would you feel you know how he's been feeling as you thought you were cosmic accident you compromise in the first few chapters you can stop reading if you're gonna rewrite the first part of the book you're going to rewrite the rest of.
I believe we need to confess and say things you have those negative loops. God put that process that you could use when the Psalmist says to his soul blessed the Lord: so he's talking to himself and everybody in here before we just need to learn how to do it well.
A man and God loves us. God didn't create us. God does know what God does. Make it more personal God created me think you got God loves me. Thank you God for loving God has a special plan for Mike. I thank you for having a special plan for my life. I thank you that I am uniquely and wonderfully made. Verse four. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth. Tell me if you have understanding who determined its measurements. Surely you know or who stretched the line upon to what words foundations facet or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy. Can you imagine what that sounded like the morning stars singing the sons of God is a phrase meaning angels the angel saying with the stars. We got a lot to look forward to the man think that's pretty Inquiring for and notice to that in this little Bible study took the angels were created before the heavens and the earth says that here in mentions another places and so that big angelic battle. We believe happened in the first couple verses of Genesis askew. You shot in the sea with doors when it burst forth an issue from the womb, and I made the cloud its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band. When I fixed my limit for it, and set bars and doors. When I said this for you may come, but no farther in here your proud waves must stop amazing to think about that at times in the water lines all over the world are designed got design verse 12. Have you commanded the morning since your days be gone and calls the dog to know its place, that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it. This is an interesting thing and it's a Hebrew thing that the picture here is of as dawn happens there's somebody that's removing a garment of darkness and that comes the dog and they can shape the garment and the evil things are clinging to it come out and there's a fresh start to the day again.
So that's where the picture of the Hebrew believe that you take off because he wrong things are going into this with the new dawn yet take that off, which is very interesting because that's not what were told and it doesn't in the New Testament were not taken off from no known what, but no Christ put on the robes of righteousness. I want you to think taken off the old garments garments of self selfishness. Take that off and put on Christ picture God paints there is a strong one and once again it's a tool there's life was like garments we should take off the wrong input on the right take off the bad thoughts that are toxic emotions in the jealousy, hatred, fear unforgiveness and bitterness in any carnal personality traits take off take off said and put on the white robe.
The shining brew of righteousness is what Christ provides force resilience like garments we should take off the wrong input on the right take off the bad thoughts the bad emotions, unforgiveness, bitterness in any carnal personality traits take off take all sin put on the white roof. The shining robe of righteousness. This regal verse 14 it takes old form like clay under a seal that stands out like a garment from the wicked their life is withheld upraised arm is broken. Have you entered the springs of the sea, or have you walked in search of the depths of the gates of death, been revealed to you rightly seen the doors of the shadows of death, and comprehended the breadth of the earth.
Tell me if you know all this was for 17 that when I read through that leapt out at the gates of death and revealed the heart. Have you seen the doors of the shadow of death was God asking him because Job had bad thing had wrong thing and got on the corrected go back to Job 3 Job chapter 3 verse 11. This is Job speak early on. He's going through a lot for a moment he thinks death is an alternative Souza sure sounds if he thinks that's a way of escape. If you think that's a way of escape is wrong if somebody around you or near you thinks that's a way of escape. That's wrong.
I needed that cleared up that you mentally. You got to get that cleared up well save.go to heaven.
Job 311 system. Why did I not diverse why did I not perish when I came from the world and Job 3 good on the 16th or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, like infants who never saw light there the wicked cease from troubling. There the weary are at rest.
There the prisoners rest together. They do not hear the voice of the oppressor for small and the greater their and the servant is free from the master wrong. God had to correct that he could not let that stand until he directly asked Job who are you to say about death.
You don't know anything about death. When you start Sanders piece after death. You're wrong you haven't been there. You don't know what's good advice for Joe is good advice from us to you start thinking that that it's an alternative from the pain of life and that makes sense.
That's the first step of the stairway you don't wondered out and I said you go to heaven by yourself.
Think about death with the people you invite to church or you witness to reviewing their what if you weren't doing that. Hopefully you invited somebody you brought him and think you met him outside brother Matthew wants to get saved and come for what if you would've been here to do as you not only got that person safely who ever that person then got saved. That's 40 rewards to enter that person. What I got saved all those other people and I can't say we never know what people are being saved from we don't know Sunday a guy came down what what if that guy when they got saved, maybe was thinking about going home and in killing himself and his family, but that didn't happen by. He came forward what you invited but what if you had your part of wonderful beautiful Che that we don't know we can't figure it out were part of its mysterious, it's awesome. It's beautiful, but he doesn't tell us everything. But he sure tells us in the study. This semester my 2911 for I know the thoughts I think toward you, as the Lord, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you a future and I hope in first John says if your are condemned to God is greater than your if you're in here and you've asked God to forgive you.
God has forgiven you know I'll feel forgiven my heart tell me I'm not forgiven. That's a lot got bigger than you do not know your future heard about a guy who was a missionary was on the field for a long time and there was a lot of fruit zero list 10 years and 112-year-old boy gets or is it he got depressed, despondent, came home. This is while back in the 80s got on psychological drugs killed himself going over there recently to speak to the group in that same region spoke to a group of over 2500 pastors from that area. That all came from that one 12 year old boy, and he saw nothing happened.
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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 your future includes all the lines that could be influenced towards God and all the people that could get saved through you and what you do and then all the people to get saved from the people you lead to the Lord that Dana kill myself very good maybe.
I went to out from observing Percy's is needed. Some me time. I just need a break. I'm tired.
I understand the entire understanding rest will only rest you pull back from servant cycle stops and why you're not serving nothing happened again. I am much more like God much more interested in you than anything you do around here. I love you appreciate the things you do love love you.
It's not productivity and talk about your book when you step out of this beautiful cycle.
Things are happening now.
The Lord tells you dress for season go to later talk to set a date for coming back.
As I watched too many people. It took a break from servant to correct church and then read out about him getting a DUI.
So stay plugged in, because God blinds us from what always accomplishing through us because he showed us we would get to stinking product, but occasionally you may need to stop and think about what God is accomplishing. And thank you for that. He chose you.
He doesn't need each Hoshi because you want to just never know. You pick up some mighty good life group maybe didn't pick her up to go out drinking again at night. Maybe she runs out of beer goes back to the store while she's on the way the store Puritanism on interview should have all come – those things don't happen Into way too many funerals that does happen. Getting the enemy wants you to think you're not important, but you're not worth anything God wants you to know you are important and you can tell what something is worth by the price that was paid for. Jesus paid for you with his life. Somebody thinks a lot of you and you think when you live with 1 foot in eternity.
Everything you do and say is important. Eternally, when you live with 1 foot in eternity, which is what we do spiritually is for everything you do and say is important. Eternally.
Verse 19 where is the way to the dwelling of light and darkness where is its place.
I don't know. I know that when you click on a light switch. Darkness goes away.
But I don't know where it is good for you that you may take it to its territory that you may know the paths to his home.
Do you know it because you were born. Then, because the number of your days is a great you entered the treasury of snow have you seen the treasury of hail which I've reserved for the time of trouble for the day of battle and war one the world everything the treasury of snow.
Are you aware of when it snows and mementos of big snow over several states got me what alien snowflake, they put them under microscopes and every one of them was different. There is never the same stuff I would like Nigel Haskell with that is that snowflake is not nearly as unique as your base different account assembler might differ world. It would be if we all look the same. How would we know what each other's name. I did praise God that were different, but Job did know that God did the treasury of hail which I reserved for the time of trouble for the day about what in the world. There's a lot of things I could spend an hour to versus but I don't have an hour to okay here's a couple things.
First, development not discovered TMT explosives that they could use in battle source, but it was unstable and the problem was they would be taken into a battle and he would blow up and sink a ship and I kept having these problems into a Jewish man who knew the Scriptures said what would happen if we put ice on it. Guess what, it became staple it was a long time to we really understood what he did but the ice with key TMT staple he's reserved snow and hail for the day of battle and war. Not only that, but I can give you about five different examples of different battles that were changed because the weather and he changed it just the right time and change history. The Spanish Armada in World War II with the Germans cloudy we couldn't get our planes in the restocked analyzer get hammered because of the takes of the German soldier movements the clouds we couldn't do anything to pray pray pray pray for one day. Forgot to clear the clouds cleared him. That was much better they were losing because they prayed start thinking about snow. I know how it's made. I mean, I know you moisture comes down the changes dies. I mean if I wanted to know I would study more, but God knows and here's the interesting thing is thinking.
We can even make it so will you kinda can we have these little snow machines that's making snow but that's not making it so so there's life lesson we can make snow but we cannot make it so we can make snow but we cannot make it so he read a few more verses) have to do this in two parts are just stuff that I can't pass a strudel before verse 25, who has divided a channel for the overflowing water half for the thunderbolt because of the rain on the land where there is no one a wilderness in which there is no man to satisfy the desolate waste and call spring forth the growth of tender grass as the rain the father who was begotten the drops of dew from whose womb comes the ice in the frost of heaven gives it the water started on the stone and the surface of the deep is frozen and you find the cluster of the Pleiades loose the belt of Orion.
Can you bring out mass were often at season okay and you got the great they are with its cubs. Do you know the ordinances of the heavens. Can you set their dominion over the earth and versus 31 3233 is talking about the stars help Mazeroski is actually the Hebrew zodiac. It's not tied to a horoscope okay this is different.
There's a problem with Harsco.
Problem is, you look to the horoscope for your future and that's wrong. God doesn't want to do that we want you to look to him. So you're doing horoscope stop there not that accurate. Anyway, get into the Bible. God is very accurate. You may be surprised.
The origins of the subject.
I was in Israel and we went to a very unusual sight that not many people went to because you had to go to cowpasture a lot of cows do when we got those little barn area which is the synagogue had zodiac take on the floor is like that. Greek or Roman asked, but then I began to study and begin to understand 12 seasons to the stars. How did the wisemen know something was different if they had been looking at it next time we get together we get into this two things in the horoscope fingers. Leo the lion not Leo the lion's the lion of the tribe of Judah. There's a season to. That's the one after that is Virgo or the Virgin, which is a constellation sort. Here's an interesting think I will get in is when I click the Virgin is hold the baby. How can Virgin be holding a baby now. There was one virgin who was a virgin but had a baby and her name was Mary. I can do this with all 12 actually don't have time to do that. I am going to challenge you to begin cleaning up clearing up your mind. Watch for these negative little traps and six and it talked about our mind being fixed amount being fixed on God help Jesus went to everything that we've gone through. He intentionally went to everything we could possibly go through so he could minister to us so he could understand us. The book of Hebrews puts it like this in Hebrews 414 to seeing then that we have a great high priest who is passed to the heavens Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our confession, for we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are yet without sin, and the new living translation into so then, since we had a great high priest who has entered heaven Jesus of some of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe this high priest of ours understands our weaknesses. For he faced all the same testings we do get. He did not sent to let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God, there will receive mercy and we will find grace to help us when we needed says he faced all of the same testings we do however enjoy sister is thinking Job was tested by three friends that were there for Joe and Joe was hurt and betrayed and wounded and didn't feel like people cared about Amon so then I asked myself the question, Jesus was go to everything we go through with everything we went through and Joe went through having three friends really let him down. I mean wind Jesus has three friends is let him down when he chose you chose the garden. He wanted to go through everything we went through, including being let down by three friends who in your about to be executed couldn't even pray I was blown away to think that Joe didn't choose this, he chose and not just once in the garden of these guys fall asleep. And this wasn't like the 70 was a 12.
This was three. The guys he took to the Mount of Transfiguration as a token see somebody raise from the dead, but he goes any price because back in her sleep. Guys wake up. Please pray with me, Jesus was too late now guys are coming to get me for the times we fell asleep. Lord, were sorry 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 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. Turning away from your sins, that 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.
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