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January 23, 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 long 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 40 now here's Pastor David, Job, chapter 40, and we have most of the set appeared.
Job's mentors and challenges trousers friends show up and say this say that it's interesting when we read the Bible we we put ourselves into a cast of characters. That's a great thing learn about the Bible in this case, when we do that we always cast ourselves as Joe and sell friends just like that, Alyssa sells me this is telling me my friends are so wrong man could be remaining since it's been so much time on how Job's friends failed.
Maybe it's a picture of how we are to be the church is a three friends of his. They showed all Job elution dancing, you should know that and you shouldn't have done this initiative not in a moment when he really needed compassion, love mercy, he out the rulebook. There's a time for you should y'all should when you should.
But there's also a time for you to understand way going through Joe Bracken. I can relate somewhat to the pain your fickle and sometimes we were supposed to be doing the need to redo the you should and sometimes it will do the you should wishing to the meter suggest course that the chapters and verses first appeared in 1516, the Geneva Bible.
They over the pages from the Geneva Bible from 1650 upstairs. We teach the Bible and it's important for people to understand they can trust the Bible if they can't trust the Bible and take him upstairs and shown that they can trust and bring them back down here in Archangel about praise God as a new partnership praising I'm reading verse one. Moreover, the Lord answered and said, shall the woman who contends with the Almighty corrective.
He who rebukes God made him answer the long line.
Job fell in at first he was just defending himself when he slipped into talk about his goodness and he couldn't talk about his goodness without addressing the issue of God's goodness would he begin to represent their was that his goodness was above God's goodness that good and in the Bible talks about eternal life theological question is held eternal biblically. It's obvious yes sometimes when we enter into questioning that. It's almost like wishing well you know certainly I know better than God, and that there should be eternal punishment. Be careful that he who rebukes God in verse two reminds me of Peter 2 Jesus said handle people say that I am Peter Christ living God, Jesus, like man Pete home. Ron, you did just come up with that. That was from God and just go to see Peter looking out the God hear what he said can you stand a little closer so you don't miss anything and still filled with faith that he'd have Revelation have to apply and when Jesus started talking about the crucifixion, the resurrection, Peter was successful and by then he was like Jesus and I got all Khmer bulimics pointed. I got a rebuke you now crucifixion thing.
Okay that's not where the client and he says he rebukes Jesus. He rebukes the Lord and other patients as he said no Lord.
Those are two words that don't go together. You can say no or examine the word chasing the Lord. When you say no is not Lord is using the Lord of all parties, not Lord at all. Job answered the Lord and said the whole I am vile Gerald, who's been deflecting descending is been trying to hold onto his goodness and projected start this off with I am vile. The problem of the issue is with Joe, the Savior, how many times on the issue.
Think about first John one, eight, nine and 10. Every time every time we could have done something different in the relationship because remember, this is not heaven. I am vile. He's no longer hold onto his self-righteousness is Lego recently heard the story that this couple moved into this neighborhood and the lady of the house looked out the window and they had closing in on the line next door. She says mankind has come nasty their laundry as is.
I like sugar longer so nasty Next day there in the kitchen having coffee.
She's looking out the motorcycle next to me and she had anything I could hang out with somebody like that. They just they must not take any pride or pleasure in their homework. I could only know this goes every day several weeks. When a husband comes in the kitchen and she says it's a nice one. She said their laundry is a bright flash and clean green light on some of it but it they finally started to learn how to do laundry and do it right. There is been said no, actually I just washed our windows lifeless in your prayer is not so we can tell God what to do.
Not so until God. What do Second Life lesson global business prayer is often not to change the situation and could not change the person to change our heart in the situation. Prayer is also not to change the situation but to change our heart in the situation not related to that prayer is not change the relationship with the change of heart in the relationship is not change the other person to change your heart towards developers. So James is whole number one what shall I answer you. I lay my hand over my mouth. I really wish that more often and I haven't had to do this in a while, actually, but I have done it before we are done talking to somebody and they start trash talking somebody something to the spouse and the spouse is not there relay colors thousand square with the whole problem.
It is a work in overnighter defenders. Their cells go there in an incident is built up a big steaming vehicle. Keep going about no, seriously or not, will talk about that so Pastor blocking off now I don't have to explain walking off because I told you. Good thing that will, I guarantee you everyone of us has been in situation probably walked off from last month. We should clicked off and got off-line verse, once I have spoken, but I will not answer yes twice, but I will proceed no further. God is doing a deep work here in Joe now how to bring something out that's intriguing about this book and to do so will bring out some earlier versus and Job chapter 1 verse five bring something out. It's a sort was when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them talk about his kids and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, it may be that my sons ascend and cursed God in their hearts.
Thus Job did regularly.
We remember that nothing is in there for filler everything in there for our benefit. To begin, examine, and educate.
So after the feast, Joe was concerned on a regular basis that his sons had cursed God in their heart, and while a set of fear while is not a concern so they would begin to think okay is it noted somewhere else in this book. Always what the Bible, and on the Bible's best commentary for the Bible if the so we start looking around.
We notice that the enemy, for so I had to go to God it just do whatever you notice that any good God has permission of the enemy wiped out Job's business is in the crops and all these things took us children left his wife. Why did the enemy leave his wife because he knew he could use her now look, I'm not saying that the enemy always will speak their wives. But in the wife will take the bait.
You will the enemies of the Cedar so he wants to catch year. He wants to deceive him about something so he'll put a bunch of lines in the water and see which one you hit sewage when you talk at and you'll start to reinforce that name is not just chill and sit and wait for Armageddon right now he's busier than a government last year.
More Christians were killed for being Christian in any year after in history anyone. I guess what is responsible for the deaths. That's right, the Methodist know it's not the it's as long and then we read in the newspapers. We can't figure out what the connection is with all these acts of violence.
I know the groom and says that professing to be one as they became his fools. The enemy left his wife and his wife came to him. Job and Job chapter 2 verse but then his wife said to him, do you still hold fast to your integrity.
Interesting way to put that in cursed God and that we don't have a lot more than this, but I think we can assume some things from her saying that the job I don't think that's the first time she said that I was going out Olympia while because he was concerned because regular ticket. Remember he was continually regularly fearful that his schedule than what cursed God's mom was the equivalent more painful things we have to deal with sometimes will see families and the kids wind up in an unbelieving situation with unbelieving parents, tough.
Again the memory modules and Job chapter 1 verse seven and is in the Lord said to Satan, waiting, so Satan answered the Lord and said I just chill it out.
Relaxing been. I binged on Netflix and no known enemies not know that the enemies taken about her fiercely because of what ways in the balance. What does Wayne about the souls of men and women their eternal destiny Jesus said your love for each other. These guys are to be drawn to the gospel and that's true. The inverse is true that if they see us hating one another. They can be repelled know it's a tall order until we remember were in Ephesians 3 that reminds us what he is able, and he's living in North and he wants to strengthen our Internet how you strengthen your interview you're doing it here. The word of God. Praise God praise God. 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 receive a short encouraging text from us each day, and now back to the teaching and you know and you guys are to be commended because were limited in a day and age when people build value God they don't value the word of God and you were probably pretty sure this was not in the be a 10 minute thing.
But you can't because you were hungry for a workout that's awesome thank you.
Praise God when you walk like that.
What you do is you make it easier for a pastor teacher to feed you cassette tape in Europe.,
Since it when people are slicker pulling it out of sometimes in the past. Not here. Other places start time authority on cycle with 50 not receiving makes it harder was gifted in the words of the same wording comes the Satan answered the Lord and said, from going to and fro on the earth and from walking back and forth on it that will be taken verse with the New Testament verse it says he goes about to and fro seeking to keep may seeking only made about housing choose who to devour. One big hit because were told in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 24, 25 do not forsake the assembly of the believers even more so as the day approaches, so fellowship in fellowship even more so as you get to the last date, the enemy was distracted by this route and accuse so, seeking whom he may devour.
Share this before but it was just such a powerful moment, and if you've heard it before. Praise God is great truth to be reminded up and that's always thinking about them as well as watching an animal program on television and our adversary goes about as a going line in seeking whom he made about, so there's a bigger hit the blind man worse than male lion with the impressive name makes a big noise he looks impressive. Sounds impressive, review of the lion's roar in real life. My goodness, it's, it's off and what happens they will work in the animals here in this room were entirely freak out and take off running away to where all the lionesses are waiting. They went straight into the ones that get fearful and start running with the first one using a nurse landed was weight and they never run into a group and pick one off his way into one gets a little away from the group. Patient is weight and so these zebras that I was watching may be when Zebra got offended at another may be a zebra looked at it wrong. Maybe another zebra said something about it or something and as he was a thought of going over here and assumes it straight from the group. Pam not seen this as you step out these doors bad things happen. I'm telling you when you're not completely part of the body during a dangerous place, especially these days.
That's why God's word says what it says so roaring lion, seeking whom he may be about gives us a lot of hits about the enemy within the words of Zeta verse eight pieces have you considered my servant Joe that there is none like him on earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil to Satan answered the words of this Job fear God for nothing. Have you not made a hedge around him and around his household around all that he has on every side. That's good you realize God has a hedge around and when you so financially according to Malachi, hedges, perfection, grounded it would seem to indicate that if we don't give the devour is able to mess with her head, and you don't want. You want to be obedient to God. So you so it continues. Is it in those places have you not made a hedge around and around his household around all that he has on every side note you have blessed the work of his hands were things God dies.
And when God blesses money. Don't be envious about their blessings.
You serve God you will start receiving blessings and will be telling other people about your bustling is as you have blessed the work of his hands and his possessions have increased in the lien. But now, stretch out your hand and touch all that he has listened he will surely curse you to your face. That's what enemies after the Emily meeting on NGO. The curse God to his face because know the enemy wanted Joe to quit to give up throwing itself cut his relationship with God.
All to curse God to his face so when it interesting that that will spread weeds away its way through Scripture because Job's eight. I'm worried my kids and I want Scott and White because the wife should curse God will judge… Now that workers got a nest in this book obviously but he never curse God and he never quit lowering the C spoiler loads full is that he's going to receive twice the blessings, but instead of being fearful about cursing the fear will be gone, replaced by faith as a trophy from his battles doubtless remember. Life is the enemy is not idle. He throws a lot of lies at it and try to get you an invalid one, and believe is even for a moment that some issue is more important than loving God and loving people. The enemy is not idle throws a lot of lies at your truck to get you in the blue one and believe it, even for a moment that some issue is more important than loving God and loving people. It's interesting when all this started happening, that Job remarked in chapter 3 verse 25 pieces for the thing I greatly feared has come upon me and what I dreaded has happened to me. So even though he was blast he was walking around with fear, even though he was blast. He was dreading that this thing could possibly occur and then it occurred and he only found out what the big deal they could lose everything. And as long as he still had God, he would be okay in the enemy can mess with you about senior over material goods and things he will exploit that to the Insta great if you leave just a little crack a fear of not having material goods that will lead you to disobedience and not tiling not giving leisure to selfishness schedule chair you will be walking in love Job.
I mean, is it not only is he blessed materially. Doubly. But the fear is gone. That's a big thing in the midst of the one I was going through this. Remember what he said in Job 19 onset of verse 24 for I know that my Redeemer lives and he shall stand at last on the earth.
He knew this Redeemer left.
Remember your name… Also remember he's coming back again.
Jesus said in the book about the end of what I wanted a describe fees and people would be deceived massively in the church.
What we sick people get was a massively mature churches that are suited to the leisurely gospel. Recently, there is this thing worth 300 big-name pastors signed this Yale document that the God of the Bible is the God of Islam say 300 here in America.
Anybody ever tell you that from this platform. Finally, I'm tied up somewhere that a that's not true. This country that doesn't work you got one that says it speaks to email you ever says God had a son is cursed. What is nonsense and in the Bible says our blessings come through us, and it can't be both ways. Gay along the trail in Joe. He started just talking about his goodness and beginning, but Cindy was the enemy drawing him to focus on his goodness that he thought it was right thing. He thought it was. It was built something different.
In one he began the focus on his goodness and also what was wrong with other people's oversexed and the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said no. Prepare yourself like a man will question you initially answer me, like, brace yourself Job verse eight would you indeed on though my judgment, would you condemn me that you may be justified in the new living translation verse eight reads when you discredit my justice and condemn me just prove you're right people do this all the time in a classic, well if there's a God, why is there sickness and disease and poverty like that for God's fault. They did a study on how much it would take to feed Medicaid and educate every child under 12 on the face of the planet and it was a large number. It was almost as bad as what the United States spends on ice cream every year almost suspect.
But it's God's fault pictures hungry people in the world and think is so clear as I don't think I was feeding everybody's answer anyway, it's a spiritual thing.
Poverty is a spiritual thing is a spiritual curse. In some cases if you don't understand that where people in India hungry there's a curse and they lose 20% a year or two. Rats eat the crocs who they don't kill because the sacred.
As soon as I get saved and realize they can shoot the rat as 20% more food crazy. I am not really they do think the answer they think cows are holy and sacred. So it's a spiritual thing.
People say that like it's God's fault. People were hungry. I can't fault people are hungry And on our watch what you start to look at the people that are born again that attend church and of all of those folks time the incredible funding that would be the church at large, same just the start because the numbers are 5 to 10% of Christians at large… Our percentage is much higher than that not everybody because we could do more. If everybody did that sort of frustration but again we we can blame God for what we will do in his life, as we find fault with others to make ourselves feel better about our faults. We should take our phones to Jesus a man. We see it we find fault with others to make ourselves look better about our fault. Everybody does this really you should. And when you become a believer, you need to stop this of you still doing this. May the Holy Spirit catch you doing and reminder groups you're doing nothing. Pastor Dave talk finding fault with others, and when you become a believer going to stop a man you've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition to need 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 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, that is your own selfish desires and then open your heart to follow God's plan for your life. You could 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.
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