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Genesis Study 99 – Key verses: Gen 44:1-13

July 2nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 99 (Key verses: Gen 44:1-13)

In our theme of spiritual glorification as typified in the life of Joseph, the role which money or silver played in the interaction between Joseph and his brothers is very significant. The words “money” and “silver” appears 19 times in the interaction between Joseph and his brothers and in these instances both these words are translated from the one Hebrew word “keseph” (ref.: Gen 37:28; Gen 42:25; Gen 42:27-28 (2); Gen 42:35 (2); Gen 43:12 (2); Gen 43:15; Gen 43:18; Gen 43:21-23 (5); Gen 44:1-2 (3); Gen 44:8). The spiritual application of money or silver (“keseph”) helps us to see how we first live through the negative application of this “keseph” being ensnared by the spirit of the world:

1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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Genesis Study 98 – Sections from Genesis chapters 41 to 43

June 25th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 98 (Sections from Genesis chapters 41 to chapter 43)

The life of Joseph as described in the book of Genesis is our type of spiritual glorification. It is indeed through much tribulation and being sacrificed on the altar that spiritual glorification in the kingdom of God is obtained (Exo 29:36; Acts 14:22; Rom 12:1; Heb 13:10; 1Pet 4; Rev 15:8). Within the theme of spiritual glorification we learn through the scriptures that God’s main objective at this time is to bring His elect to be the first to have rulership and dominion over flesh (Rom 6:1-14). This rulership is established in the revelation of who the Christ is and what the purpose and function of this Christ is in God’s plan to eventually bring all of this carnal creation to spirit life in Him, even all in the first man Adam (1Co 1:13; 1Co 6:15; 1Co 12:12; 1Co 15:22; Eph 4:10-15; 1Jn 2:20-25). But rulership in God’s kingdom is focussed on totally different aspects than the focus of the carnal mind, and these aspects are what the elect learn to apply firstly in themselves and then to discern with whom they can share it with:

Mat 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes [Greek: “archōn” = rulers] of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
Mat 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Mat 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom [Greek: “lutron” = a redemption price / and atonement] for many.

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Children Study – 4 – Introduction to the Bible

June 23rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Bible, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

From our previous studies, you have been indirectly introduced to the Bible. We have learned from these previous studies that the Bible is the Word of God. It is very important that from a young age that we learn the Scriptures because this is how God tells us how to live our lives.

You are welcome to join the children study on Mondays at 7:30 pm ET. Click here for your local time.Click Here to join the meeting, just click the link at 7:30 pm et.


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What Does It Mean To Be “Led By The Spirit”?

June 22nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Spirit, Topical Studies4 Comments


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Genesis Study 97 – Key Sections from Genesis Chapters 41 to 43

June 11th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 97 (Key sections from Genesis chapters 41 to chapter 43)

After suffering many trials and tribulations for seventeen years in Egypt, Joseph is given rulership in Egypt under the Pharaoh after Joseph gave him wise counsel concerning his two dreams (Gen 41:14-46). Pharaoh also acknowledged that Joseph was “a man in whom the Spirit of God is” and that he was indeed “discreet and wise” (Gen 41:38-39). In the first seven years of plenty in Egypt under Joseph’s rulership, he stored up food from every part of the country and the corn was “as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number” (Gen 41:47-49). This great provision period links to the symbolic thousand year period when the elect will reign on the earth after they were part of the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6). It is also within the time of Joseph’s rulership that the seven years of famine came on the whole earth which forced all the countries to come to Joseph to buy food:

Gen 41:56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

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Genesis Study 96 – Key verses: Genesis 41:39-57; Gen 42:1-24

June 4th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 96 (Key verses: Genesis 41:39-57; Gen 42:1-24)

The life of Joseph provides us with a beautiful picture of what the elect of God is to endure to eventually reach their place of rulership over their flesh and all its pride and lusts (Rom 6:14). This rulership of God’s elect will also be fulfilled in the symbolic thousand year reign on earth and through the work of the elect being the lake of fire for all the rest of humanity (1Cor 6:2-3: Rev 20:4-15). Within this theme of spiritual glorification we see that we are ordained by God to suffer at the hand of our brothers and to be placed into slavery and captivity in our Egypt, which all points to our time in bondage or prison of flesh (Exo 2:23; Exo 20:2; Pro 5:22; Rom 6:20; Rev 11:8). In the final section of Joseph’s story we see him being summoned to appear before the Pharaoh:

Gen 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

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Children Study – 3 – Adam and Eve

June 2nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Adam and Eve, Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

We will learn how God created the first humans: Adam and Eve. We will also learn what happened to them in the garden of Eden.

You are welcome to join the children study on Mondays at 7:30 pm ET. Click here for your local time.
Click Here to join the meeting, just click the link at 7:30 pm et.

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Genesis Study 95 – Key sections from Genesis 37 – 41

May 28th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 95 (Sections from Genesis 37 – 41)

Within this theme of spiritual glorification we are confronted with many aspects God’s elect must endure within the process of being seated together with Christ in rulership over the earth and the heaven (Matt 20:28; Eph 2:6; 1Cor 6:2-3; Rev 20:4-15). One of these aspects is physical confinement or imprisonment, even in terms of its spiritual application in this age. This concept of physical imprisonment firstly appears in the scriptures in the life of Joseph. Many people mentioned in the scriptures also experienced physical imprisonment – a few names that come to mind includes Samson and some of the prophets in the Old Testament like Jeremiah, Micaiah, Zedekiah and Daniel. In the New Testament we read about physical imprisonment in the lives of John the Baptist, Peter, James, John, Silas, Paul, Epaphras, Aristarchus, Junia…even Jesus was physically laid hands on and incarcerated:

Mat 26:50 And Jesus said unto him [Judas], Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they [the “great crowd with swords and clubs, being sent from the chief priests and elders of the people”], and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

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Genesis Study 94 – Key verses: Gen 37:12-17; Gen 38

May 21st, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The theme of spiritual glorification is intimately connected to the caring for God’s flock and the salvation of all, as we also see typified in the life of Joseph. The following words come from the mouth of Joseph as written in scripture. These words Joseph spoke to his brothers after they sold him to slave traders who brought him to Egypt where he eventually through much tribulation ended up as ruler in Egypt under the Pharaoh:

Gen 45:5
(BBE) Now do not be troubled or angry with yourselves for sending me away, because God sent me before you to be the saviour of your lives.

(GNB) Now do not be upset or blame yourselves because you sold me here. It was really God who sent me ahead of you to save people’s lives.

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Does God have a secret will or multiple wills?

May 20th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Free Will, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

Hello E_____,

You asked:

I’ve heard about this supposed “secret will” and “multiple wills” before. It is true that we do not know the exact details of what will happen tomorrow.
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