"ICM's Mini Bible College" with "Dick Woodward "
Possess Your Possession
Monday, September 01, 2014
The book Joshua is all about faith, the kind of faith that conquers and possesses all God wills for His people. Many of us fail, like the Israelites, to experience the spiritual blessing God intends us to have: prayer, Scripture, fellowship, worship—God gives them all to every believer. You possess prayer by praying, and you possess the Scripture when you read it, understand it, and apply it. You possess your spiritual possessions one spiritual step at a time.
Why We Study Hebrew History - Thursday, August 28, 2014
We could say that the first seventeen books of the Old Testament are history books. So why should we study so much history of this one little nation of Israel? One reason is to look for examples and warnings. When the Hebrew people obeyed the Word of God, God blessed them, and they are examples for us. When they did not obey, they lived under the curse of God, and their lives are warnings for you and me.
More Messages of Moses - Monday, August 25, 2014
The sermons of Moses teach about our response to God’s grace and about apostasy, about those who no longer respond to God’s grace. Moses preached on tithing, showing God is first in our life and of giving to the poor. He preached a very strong message on how God forbids the occult, fortunetelling, communicating with the dead, and using black magic. He also told them about the Prophet Priest, and King who would one day come and save them.
Memories of Miracles - Thursday, August 21, 2014
Throughout Deuteronomy, in the sermons of Moses, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of obeying the Word of God. When Israel obeyed God’s laws, He blessed them. When they did not obey God’s laws, they did not enjoy the blessings of God. In one of Moses’ final sermons he tells us God does not bless us because we are good. God blesses us because He is good and because He loves us. That is what “grace” means.
Growing Children - Monday, August 18, 2014
“Deuteronomy” means “the restating of the Law”; restating it to the second generation of God’s chosen people before they crossed Jordan and entered Canaan. This book is filled with lessons for those who have decided to take another, more serious, look at their new life in Christ and be totally committed to Him. Moses instructs those who love God to know and obey His Word, and the responsibility to pass those values on to their children.
Blue Print for a Burnout - Thursday, August 14, 2014
In Numbers we see the greatness, the “burnout”, and the sin of Moses that prevented him from entering the Promised Land. Even great people of God can come to the end of themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is normal for God’s people to get tired from serving Him, but we should not get tired of serving Him. If you are feeling burned out, then you are not only in good company, you are in good hands.
Arresting Allegories - Monday, August 11, 2014
Numbers is filled with powerful metaphors and allegories. We see how man’s freedom of choice can limit God’s power. If we have the faith to believe and claim all the blessings God has for us and accept His good and perfect will for our lives, then He can lead us into our spiritual Promised Land. There is a difference between God’s permissive will … and God’s directive will. The abundant life is only found in God’s directive will.
The Level of Decision - Thursday, August 07, 2014
In the book of Numbers we learn why it took the Israelites 40 years to make an 11-day trip and how the Israelites made ten wrong turns. This piece of history allegorically tells us something about the spiritual journey of many believers. If you are you suffering through a “wilderness experience” and have not entered the “Promised Land” of the abundant life promised in the New Testament ask yourself this question: Am I being totally obedient to God?
A Sense of the Sacrifice - Monday, August 04, 2014
Leviticus, this priest’s manual, explains how all the operations of the Levite Priesthood were to teach the people of God about holiness and sanctification in serving the Lord. The heart of the book is found in chapters 11-22, where the “sanctification” of God’s people is explained. The tent of worship and the priests who officiated there were God's statement to the whole world that the chosen people of God were a holy people because their God was holy.
A Minister's Manual - Thursday, July 31, 2014
The tabernacle in the wilderness was a place where God dwelled and where sinners could come to be forgiven and reconciled to Him. The Bible says our bodies are the temple of God. We have to understand the first Hebrew temple in order to understand what God is doing presently within us. That former temple teaches us about worship … about Jesus … and miracle that we live with every day: Christ is in us.
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