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February 5, 2022 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.
What needed to be learned. Back then, still needs to today, I think you'll find that to be true today and tomorrow as we take a closer look at the concluding chapters in the book of Job. Now, here's Pastor David and Jonathan to Joe usually do. Chapter 9, but I think that the way it's laid out what were going to do is cover the two chapters tonight and next time we get together because the chapter were in tonight's talking all about the Leviathan and it's interesting fascinating but we also have Joe coming to this incredible revelation so there's some incredibly deep things happening that relate to us through with me to Joe chapter 41 one. Can you draw how Leviathan with a hook or snare his tongue with the line which you lower can you put a read through his nose, or peers. His view all with a hook, will he make many supplications to you will he speed softly to you. There is such intrigue in this ministry.
In this chapter, and yet we could spend six hours talking about this beast trying to figure out what it is Raven who is and yet that really will help us spiritually speaking, will he make a covenant with you, will you take him as a servant forever verse five will you play with him as with a bird or will you leash him for your maintenance will your companions make a banquet of him.
Will he apportion him among the merchants. Can you still a skin with harpoons or his head with fish and spears is what sounds like a whale or something later hand on him. Remember the battle, never do it again. Indeed any hope of overcoming him is false, shall one not be overwhelmed at the site of this is a huge be. No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up, who then is able to stand against me. God switches care and he says you know what I created this thing.
I control it. So how do you compare tomato anything that we compare ourselves to God over shows our weaknesses in our frailties. So verse 10 no one is so fierce that he would dare stir them up, who then is able to stand against me, who has proceeded me that I should pay him everything under heaven is not. Verse 12 says I will not conceal his limbs. His mighty power, or as graceful proportions who can remove his outer coat who can approach him with a double bridal who can open the doors of his face with his terrible tease all around his rows of scales are as prime, shut up tightly as with the seal.
One is so near. Another that no air can come between them. Speaking about his teeth. They are joined one to another, they stick together and cannot be part is sneezing/4th light and his eyelids are like the eyelids of the morning out of his mouth.
Good morning lights sparks a fire shootout. Smoke goes out of his nostrils as from a boiling pot and burning rushes his breath kindles coals and a flame goes out of his mouth Street dwells in his neck and sorrow dances before the folds of his flesh are joined together, they are firm on him and cannot be moved. Here's an interesting verse 24. His heart is as hard as stone. Even as hard as the lower middle stuff when he raises himself up the mighty are afraid because of the scratchings they are beside themselves.
Though the sword reaches in the cannot avail, nor the spirit darker javelin.
He regards iron as straw and bronze is rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee. Sling stones become like stubble to darts are regarded as straw.
He laughs at the threat of javelins is undersides are like sharp pots are those are like pieces of pottery that are broken. He spreads pointed marks in the mire he makes the deep boil like a pot he makes the C Leica pot of ointment. He leaves a shining weight behind one would think the deep had Wayne here on earth. There is nothing like him, which is made without fear. He behoved every thing he is king over all the children of prime unit. What I don't know what it is but I don't want to see it. Amen.
I don't want to hang out with this creature.
The very first sounds interesting. The second half sounds ominous and why in the middle of it.
To speak of the heart being hard because it's one of our biggest enemies are hardness of heart spend more time with us. Another time that I was rereading the parable of the sewer.
It's interesting that on one of the it says that they are offended and see whether the seed is the word of God.
When you get offended you can with her the seed of God get hardhearted can with her that see but it says then these were dried up, because they had no root in themselves that when you first read that the seats talk about the word of God. So you might assume that the root is talking about the word of God, visit note how do we know well, in part because of Ephesians 3 that says were rooted what rooted and grounded in love, yet the word of God without love second-guess you very far.
If you have the word of God and the love of God. Incredible things happen. Okay, how do we get the love of God.
How can we get into this covenant relationship with God. First of all this realized God has already done everything needed and necessary to be our Messiah are going well. Our kinsman redeemer. She's Artie done everything he doesn't have to do anything else. Isaiah 118 come now and let us reason together, so the Lord though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow later red like crimson shall be as wool. Remember Ephesians 28 910 for by grace you been saved through faith and that not of yourselves is the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in so he's Artie done his part so what's our part is it to obey the 10 Commandments to keep the 10 Commandments. No sign at number two. Here, anyone who accepts the covenant and its conditions.
Games always quest setting anyone who accepts the covenant and its conditions, games, all of the blessings. Where do we find the conditions for this covenant all over the New Testament. John 112 but as many as received him as being about Jesus as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, may help you. I know the Pope. Sometimes those were all children of God were not that some biblical in John eight. Jesus is talking some very religious people. But he says you are of your father the devil, and we have John 112 that says we need to believe and receive Jesus in order become children of God's were not all children of God. Those who believe in Jesus become children of God. We were all created by God but were not all children. That's why were adopted and we were all children of God. How can we be adopted first John again versus that was numerous first John 189 10 if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sent we make him a liar and his word is not in us and we have Galatians 314 that says that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles non-Jewish people in Christ Jesus, that we might read seem the promise of the Spirit through faith. Point number three. Here is the covenant offered brings with it blessings that are only available to those who accept receive and believe we covered the sag in the covenant offered brings with it blessings that are only available to those who accept, receive and believe, you're not just automatically in the covenant. You have to make a choice, once you make those choices. You are in covenant with God on breakable promise John chapter 3 verse three says Jesus answered and said to him, most assuredly, I say to you, and less one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. So Jesus is the one he came up with the phrase born again right there in John 33. Later in the chapter he says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever whoever believes what interim emotional and many believe in Jesus and you get everlasting life. Not as a Muslim Jesus, I am the way, the truth and the life in the Koran says that anybody that says God has a son is an infidel, so you can choose which can be both. Even though 300 American pastors have signed an agreement that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is also the God of Israel, 300 American pastors have even got a new name for Chris Laub's the merging of Christianity and Islam, and that special John 316 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. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, to the world through him might be saved. In Romans chapter 10 verse not intent that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God is risen from the dead, you will be saved for the heart one believes unto righteousness, with the mouth confession is made under salvation and again.
Romans 1013 whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved and who can do this. John 316 for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever and the King James or who ever in the new King James whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. 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 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day. That's 94253 and now back to the teaching of employment, spirit, soul, body the moment born again are spiritless pure cleanse but are so is that part of us that begins to be sanctified.
We can make choices we choose God says choose life, that blessings Carson and so we begin to make choices and is there a theme to lease choices in his Jesus laid out love God, love people. So's were making choices. We always will refer back to that will how does this love God, love people and I feel like holding unforgiveness again.
Somebody will how was it for love God, love people doesn't will have to forgive, exactly.
So we continue to grow. This is important getting that you understand this because it it were not being intentional in our spiritual growth. I would been talking my way. That drift sets it takes you to places you don't want to be. So how do we continue to grow. Somebody prays for us and touches us of proof would grow sometimes, but more often than not, we read the word we pray and we come to a crossing the road we must choose God's way or our way faith for Felix to love or to hate and getting when I say hate.
Keep in mind I use that phrase as a biblical hate. In other words, anything under perfect biblical love is hate. I know why we cannot. Why don't hate them or do you love them unconditionally know the new a.m. pretty much it's kind of either/or and name and if you think they're your enemy are not off the hook about one of them because Jesus said you love your enemies now is sad that might describe somebody in your family, but so be it in his life wasn't.
We are to continue to grow in our faith as we choose God's way over all the way we choose God's love over our hate, apathy or indifference. We choose God's forgiveness over our unforgiveness sailors. Three things which we choose God's way over our own way is not enough just to know what to do. You have to do it. You have to make the choice we choose God's way over a week that I would grow we choose God's love over our hate, apathy, not caring or indifference. I do believe that militant Islam is a big issue. I don't think it's the biggest in this country. I think the biggest issue in this country is believers not walking as believers, Christians not living it out in September but not torment you living a perfect life when you blow it apologize as forgiveness. Now here's an interesting one as I was driving over your earlier you may have seen some of the construction they have going on in Kernersville that a grocery store and whatnot over there about Burger King stuff in there in tearing down trees and moving our earth and what they were a couple days ago, but they have made like this huge dirt mountain from man-made mountain to it before I go there was like it at Job 42. The really good Henry part of that chapter Job 42 one then Job answered the Lord and said I know that you can do everything and that no purpose of yours can be withheld from you. You ask who is this who hides counsel without knowledge, therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know listen. Please let me speak you said I will question you and you shall answer me.
I have hurt you by the hearing of the ear, but now my seizure. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes and so it was after the Lord spoken these words to Job that the Lord said to Eliphaz the timber night, my wrath is aroused against you and your two friends for you have not spoken of me what is right is my servant Job house verse eight now therefore take for yourself seven goals and seven rams go to my servant Job and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering, so they messed up they sent in my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept less.deal with. You according to your filing so God can do this according to our folly or you can do this according to his forgiveness.
You won't God deal with.
You according to your folly or according to his forgiveness is forgiveness. It always tickles me when people say I just want what's right I want what's mine all what's coming though you don't you won't mercy and grace.
However, what I deserve really seriously ill death and destruction has what you deserve and no no no no.
Give me grace and mercy with the deal would you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of me what is right. They misrepresented God is upset. He called it sin to Eliphaz a team tonight and build at issue heightens. Therefore, the name like these are the three supposed friends of Job went and did as the Lord commanded for the Lord had accepted Job and the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends.
She huge. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before the Lord restored Job when he prayed for his friends.
When Vivienne prayed for his friends. I'm not sure you have and restore what about his friends. God said you need Job to pray for you. There's a verse that people love to use it about finances. But I don't think is about at all. I mean, you can use it for that. I don't think that's the context Mark 1123 just for verily, I say to you, that whosoever we got that word member, whosoever believe it's all God can be safe can be a child of God, but want your whosoever there's other things that apply to you, whosoever believes in Jesus can be a child regarding your whosoever think for verily, I say to you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass, he shall have whatever he wants. We stop there. See you have whatever you won't. You can have a Lamborghini can have a cat like you can start now. You could stretch it to go there. But what is the contact you might be surprise was freedom. Verse 24 therefore I say and do you, what things soever ye desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them praise God that's a Lamborghini claimant was I got to contact the people use that for money. The use of cars, whatever wets the contacts was gibbering for 25 and when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any that your father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. If we take it at the main complaint about looks like unforgiveness in context but it says if you say to that man be God, and you believe in. Don't doubt it. We go that describes the forgiveness pattern when you been wounded deeply when somebody is really done you wrong and wounded.
You deeply. You don't want to forget there is something about the wounding part of it is we think if we forgive him were saying that what they did was okay. You're not saying this matter fact some forefront Senior what Jesus died for me, but he also died for you and he died for that sin.
And so I can forgive you, it spoke of the hardness of the heart. In this chapter, and it reminds me that Jesus said nastiness.
What about divorce, Jesus said it was for your hardness of hearts that God came up with.
I just wonder if there's anybody in here that's been through the pain of a divorce whose not completely forgiven spouse is her unforgiveness toward you. As her unforgiveness torch savanna Fellowship. It's interesting that God never answered Joe, he never gave him answers.
Understanding. He reminded him he was God and he reminded him he needed to forgive his friends in order for them to be restored in order for Job delivery restore and to pray, Matthew 1626 this is for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and loses also, what shall a man give in exchange for his soul. That's counter by what God gave man give what did God give John 316 for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him there is a whosoever should not perish but have everlasting life within a dig next summer together, but were coming to a key here. That's probably not the key think it is. But it's much better. The whole point of this whole thing with is that Joe would not forgive his friends would not be restored, that he would curse God and not have fellowship with God. Job 24 so Satan answered the Lord said, skin for skin, yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. Man will do anything just to keep his life. That was his goal Joe but that's not what Job dad Job for gave Job prayed for these friends at it wounded him. Job was healed.
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