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Genesis Study 84 – Key verses: Gen 29:31-35; Gen 30:1-24

February 26th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 84 (Key verses: Gen 29:31-35; Gen 30:1-24)

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God loves the world, pointing to all in the first Adam as they are all linked to the process of eventually being conformed to the spiritual image of the last Adam, Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate focus of this love of God (John 3:6; Rom 8:29; 1Cor 15:22). God created the first Adam, and all in him, in a marred condition and they will all receive spirit life through the gift of the faith of the last Adam, Jesus Christ, whom the Father appointed as the Saviour of all in the world of the first Adam (Jer 18:4; Eph 2:8-9; 1Ti 4:10; Tit 2:11-13; Tit 3:3-6; 1Jn 4:14). God does not love the natural man and all in this physical creation the way He loves the new man in Christ and He advises His elect to have the same focus:

1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
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.
1Jn 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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Genesis Study 83 – Key verses: Gen 29:14-30

February 19th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 83 (Key verses: Gen 29:14-30)

We are discussing the foundational theme of sanctification through servanthood for God’s elect as typified in the life of Jacob. Jacob had to leave his family in Canaan because of the threats on his life from his twin brother Esau, because Jacob robbed Esau from the rights of the firstborn, and also with the help of his mother, Rebekah, received the blessing of the inheritance of the firstborn (Gen 25:29-34; Gen 27:6-29; Gen 27:42-45). Rebekah however gave another reason to Isaac when she asked him to send Jacob to her brother Laban to be protected from the women of Canaan, to which Isaac agreed (Gen 27:46; Gen 28:1-5). But Jacob will learn that taking possession of the inheritance will only come through a painful process of sanctification through which God sets His elect apart for service to Him and His people (Exo 28:41; Exo 29:44; Joh 17:17; Eph 5:27; Col 3:24; Rom 12:1; 1Th 1:3-5). Jacob’s selfish and deceitful nature needed purging:

2Ti 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these [selfish deceitful nature and all the “profane and vain babblings” (false beliefs)– 2Tim 2:16-20], he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

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It Is Written – A Virgin Will Conceive and Bear a Son

February 18th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Topical Studies, Victor Torres, Virgin0 Comments

2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

In this study, we will go through some New Testament verses which directly quote an Old Testament verse and Lord willing, see how they are profitable for us for doctrine, for reproof, for correction or instruction in righteousness.

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Genesis Study 82 – Key verses: Gen 29:1-15

February 12th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 82 (Key verses: Gen 29:1-15)

“In times past” the elect of God has indeed “walked according to the course of this world” being ruled by an evil and deceptive heart and mind which God created in this marred vessel of clay (Gen 1:1-2; Gen 2:7; Isa 45:7; Jer 18:4; Rom 8:6-7; Rom 8:20):

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

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Genesis Study 81 – Key verses: Gen 28:10-22

February 5th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 81 (Key verses: Gen 28:10-22)
Abraham is given to us in scripture as a type of how spiritual justification is obtained only by the faith of Jesus (Gal 2:16; Gal 3:22). Jesus is the true Father of all nations in the generation of the first Adam (Rom 4:16-17):

Rom 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.

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Genesis Study 80 – Key verses: Gen 27:41-46; Gen 28:1-9

January 29th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 80 (Key verses: Gen 27:41-46; Gen 28:1-9)

Rulership in both earth (the “visible”) and heaven (the “invisible”) is the powerful inheritance of God’s firstborn, Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18; Rev 3:14; Col 1:15-16). This rulership is what Jesus also promised to all His spiritual sons, even in the thousand year reign on earth, and the time of judgement over those in the spiritual age in the lake of fire (Rev 20:4-15). These sons are the symbolic twenty four elders seated with Christ in judgement (Deu 7:6; Luk 12:41-44; Eph 2:6; 1Pet 2:9). The number twelve spiritually represents foundations and these sons of God will have authority over the foundations of the earth and the foundations of heaven (Gen 17:20; 1Cor 3:11):

Luk 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
Luk 22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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Seek First the Kingdom of God

January 28th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Kingdom, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

(Mat 6:31) “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
(Mat 6:32) For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
(Mat 6:33) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
(Mat 6:34) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

The Gentiles are contrasted with God’s people the Jews, and are a symbol of
disobedience, rebellion, and seeking after the idols of this present evil age.

*updated January 28, 2015 part 2
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Genesis Study 79 – Key verses: Gen 27:14-41

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 79 (Key verses: Gen 27:14-41)

In our last discussions on the theme of sonship in Genesis the focus was slowly shifting away from Isaac, the son of Abraham, to Jacob. In his old age Isaac was losing his vision physically, but spiritually he also could not distinguish the true elected son, namely Jacob. Isaac attached himself to Esau instead and became progressively more dependent on his earthly desires and senses. Spiritual maturity is measured by how we have grown (“because of use”) to distinguish truthfully between right and wrong, good and evil, the called and the chosen. This all important discernment is restricted by God through His extremely strong and powerful work called delusion, which is now witnessed in Isaac (2Co 10:7; 2Co 11:14-15; 2Thes 2:11). Isaac depended on his earthly senses and could not eat the solid food of spiritual discernment:

Heb 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, even those who because of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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Oh Ye of Little Faith

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Faith, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

The importance of faith cannot be overstated. Without it we cannot please God and will not go on to perfection.

(Heb 11:6 NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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Genesis Study 78 – Key verses: Gen 27:1-14

January 15th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 78 (Key verses: Gen 27:1-14)

In Genesis 27 we read about a very sad time which occurred in the household of Isaac and Rebekah. What started off as one of the most beautiful love stories in the scripture is now turning into divisions and deceit. Although the two sons of Isaac and Rebekah, Esau the elder brother of Jacob, was already striving in their mother’s womb, this jostling intensified as time passed and as they grew older the separation between them increases as also in the parents’ love for these sons:

Gen 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Gen 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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