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Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 10 · 1 year ago

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Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledivesional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in ayear. This daily devotional will help keep your heart and mind. In God's word,use your phone to download and listen to Pastur Brad Reynold's audio podcast.You can find a RSS feedling on our website. WWT dewberry, Baptist Clarks,Bridgecom good day again and glad you're backexcited about our study. For today we're going to be in genesis. ChapterThirty, through thirty two I have a couple of scars on my arn I'llshow you one of them. It don't know that you can see it real well, but itruns all the way here got another one right here on my shoulder. There aretimes I wish my scores could speak. These twos cars came from a caraccident. I had when I was sixteen...

...years old I'vd been saved when I wasseven years old, but I had been straying from God alittle bit. I've been going my own direction. WAS IT real bad? It wasn't awretched San. I wasn't wicked, but I was living for me. I wanted sports. I wanted what I wanted.I wanted some pleasures in this life rather than following God, and I was ona path of doing what I wanted to do rather than following God came around a corner. Varger Mark Rode,SIS, hnde and ninety seven in Texas was driving a little chevrla shoul eat. Ason my way to a regional track me everything seemed to be going great forme. As I came around the corner, a fourtif three fifty pickup truct closhcontrol came over to my led and hid me Hado.

They called me in his neoway and they said that they did CPR only on the way to thehospital they lost me spent a week in the hospital and duringthat week in the hospital God got my attention. God said very clearly to me. I can takeyou home any time if you're not going to live for me herein this world, if you're not going to live for me in this line, you might aswell come on up to have and tit was that moment that turned mylife around not long after that I surrendered into ministry. Irededicated my life began following Jesus Christ, but I have two scarvsfrom that and I wish my scars had a microphone. I wish they could speakloudly. My message in a very real way. These cars are God's marks of ownership.It's God's mark of love, he loved me so...

...much. He would allow me to go through that tobring me into a incorcredible relationship to experience theblessings of heaven. I wish my scars had a mocrophone to tell the world oftheir marks of ownership. You Know Jacob had such an experiencewith God Jacob, the one who had lived his lifedeceiving and manipulating. He finally reached the point where Godwould break you and God would scor hi place a mark ofownership on him and Jacob's life was changed, Ye evvery bibles. You can tern togenesis chapter thirty two and I'm wolling to be reading from verse,Twenty Four through thirty one. Then Jacob was left alone and a manwrestled with him until daybreak when he saw that he had not prevailedagainst him. He touched the socket of...

...his thiugh, so the socket of Jacob'sthigh was dislocated. While he wrestled with him, then he said. Let me go forthe Dawn is Breakin, but Jacob said I will not let you go unless you bless me. So he said to Jacob. What is your name Njacob said Jacob. He said your name shall no longer beJacob, but Israel, for you have striven wrestled with God and with men and Havprevailed. Then Jacob asked him and said. Please tell me Your name, but hesaid. Why is it that you ask my name and he blessed him there so Jacob namedthe place to nil, for he said I have seen God face to face yet my life hasbeen preserved. Now the Sun Ros upon...

...him, just as he crossed over Panul andhe was limping on his Di the name Jacob, as we know from ourstudy already literally means deceiver or supplanter, one who deceives onewhos tha plants and from the woumb Jacob would wrestle with others tosupplent them to deceive them. He did so with hisbrother. He did so with his father. Hemanipulated deceived and wrestled in order to succeed in life. He lived upto his name deceiver supplanter, but in genesis the one who had alwaysgotten by with his own ingenuity, the one who had always gotten by by his ownintelligence. Here in Genesis, we see he's going to be broken,...

...the one who had lived his whole life bymaking it his own would come to an end and realize heneeded God there's a lot of us today who feel wedon't need God. We feel like our own intelligence, ourabilities, our strings. We can succeed with those. We don'tneed, God you say Paster, that's not true. I do believe I need God really. Do you spend time and prayer? Do you spend time reading your word? Doyou wake up every day, saying God I need you throughout this day or do you just getup and depend upon your own ingenuity, your own intelligence, your own workethic, your own abilities, Jacob, had done that and now he's goingto reach a point where he realizes he...

...needs God. Now, up to this point of the story,Laman has and Jacob have had a dispute. Jacob hadbeen blessed of God, Jacob's flocks, Havde been blessed of God and so Lamansaid Jacob. You need to go on your own you're. Getting too many of my flock.You need to get out Jacob Sayd you're right. I've been here for twenty years.I'm GOINGTA leave we'll go back now before he had left. He saw auntodiumthe next time. I see you I'm going to kill you the last words he had heard he saltellin twenty years earle and so now, Thwsan and twenty one yearsafter working fourteen and seven more years after twenty one years, Jacob isnow heading back to Eso. Laban thinks that Jacob has stoden someof his gods and pursue Zeman. He finds out. He did and then Laban goes backhome and now Jacob sends some people on...

...a hear to Esol the tellis. All Hey yoursermon. Jacob is coming to serve you. Those Messengersey had sent o to Tesoncome back and they tell Jacob e Jacob. Your brother Esol he's coming he's got an army with him. He'll be here to morrow, so Jacob allows all of his family tosleep on one side of a brook there and Jacob goes to the other side by himselfin a camp he's in this campside all by himself,with an imminent death rend on his head from his brother who's coming to see, he lays down that night and someoneenters the Camp Naw you and I were at a campside all byourself and it was higher campsite and in the middle of the night we aresomeone entering our cap. That would...

...provoke a confrontation, especially if wead been threatened orfelt a death reat upon us sure enough. There was a confrotationJacob comes out that night and this one who's in the Camp Jacob begins towrestle, but he can prevail over this one. Herecognizes there something different over this one, and so this stranger andJacob Restell and inevitably Jacob realizes the one he's restly, is God a preincarnate Christ? If you willbefore Jesus, took on flesh, she appeared here and he appears as a manand he wrestles with Jecob God Jacob Jacob. He wrestled Jacob to supplant him...

...in Jacobly. God wanted the old Jacob to remain inthe camp and go wanted a new jaccob to walk out an all of Jacob's intellect in all ofJacob's strength. He was no match for God, it was as if in that Resley match. Godwas just toying with me: God Simply Touche Jacob and his hip was dislocated and in God makes Jacob Utter his ownname. He says Jacob, what's your name now, God knew Jacobs saying so. Why would God ask Jacob His name?God knew what he was doing. Why is he asking Jacob His name? God is trying to draw repentance out ofhis job he's trying to Breang his child, who had never needed God who had alwaysdone things his way he's trying to...

...bring his child to say I repent mymanipulation can't see me my intelet can see my strength. Can Save me. Infact, all of that sin INS pride. I repent of that and I nead you and so hesays to Jacob Jacob. What's your name deceiver supplanter, that's who I am I'm a deceiver. He was drawing repentance. His request of Jacob was for Jacob'sconfession, God makes Jacob admit he has lived upto his name. It's a confession. With sincere repentance comes confession: Jacob confesses to his old nature, hisown name and Thein. God gives him a new name and a new name Nature Jacob isleft behind and Israel emerges...

...through brokenness Jacob. Israel issaved and walks away with Ta Scar, alamp and a new nature and a new name. Thelamp would be forever reminder of the touch of God and of God's Salvation Praise God for his marks of ownership.Maybe you have one: Maybe you have a scar that God broughtabout to teach you something in your life and you look at the score andyou've been tempted to look at it as something ugly and ow to day. You seeit is something beautiful. It's gone's marks of ownership. It'sGod saying here by I love you. I've got a plan for you. Oh Wuth, richness comes out of thepages of scripture, as we study...

...well to morrow will be reading Jenes'schapter thirty three through thirty six. But let me pray for you before we closeto day father again. We thank you for this wonderful reminder of how much youlove us in God. So many times we need to bebroken. Thank you for loving US enough to break us. Thank you for our marks of ownership.We see them as beautiful reminders of your love, help us always and may they peai. May We give a Wik. They carabout the Ain Jesus name. We thank you for joiningus.

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