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The Egyptians Mourn for Jacob | Genesis 50

We come to the final chapter of this great book, the book of Genesis. Last week the Patriarch Jacob gives blessings to his 12 sons, then passes away. In this chapter we’re going to see Jacob get a funeral like none other before. Read More…
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What shall befall you in the last days | Genesis 49


Some people limit this prophecy to the time when the Israelites entered the land of Canaan with Joshua on through until the Israelites were expelled from the land by the Assyrian and Babylonian armies. I do believe they saw a fulfillment of many of things Jacob prophecies of here, but I also believe these blessings carry forth all the way up to the time of the end, just before Jesus returns.
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Great Nation and a Company of Nations | Genesis 48

In this chapter we’re going to see Jacob give special blessings to Joseph’s two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Prophetic blessings that one would become a great nation while the other would grow into a company of nations. Many people believe these blessings live on today, and that America is the fulfillment of the words spoken to Joseph’s two sons.
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World economy fails while God's people flourish | Genesis 47


In chapter 46 Jacob and his family made their way down to Egypt to be with Joseph during the great 7-year famine. And in this chapter, we’re going to see Pharaoh officially give Israel the land of Goshen to live in—the best of Egypt! While there, the world economy fails, the Egyptians are forced to sell their lands to Pharaoh, and Israel flourishes.
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Going to a Place Prepared by God | Genesis 46


My friends, there is a lot of fear and anxiety in America today. Uncertainty about the CORONAVIRUS, future of the economy, and sharp political division. Whatever the outlook, however bad things could get, remember, God will see us through it. He will prepare a place of comfort and nourishment for us, just like we’re going to see him do for the Israelites in this 46th chapter of Genesis. Read More…
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When Jesus Reveals Himself Unexpectedly | Genesis 45

All those who mocked him, ridiculed his name, and made light of his Word will surprisingly meet him when He returns. It will happen so unexpectedly, just as we are going to see Joseph unexpectedly reveal himself to his brothers who had treated him so poorly. My friends, we must be prepared at all times to meet our maker. Just think of how fast our lives changed because of the Coronavirus. That’s nothing compared to how fast our lives will change when Jesus returns. Read More…
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Will you pass the test like Judah? | Genesis 44


In chapter 43 Joseph began to covertly pry into the consciences of his brothers, in an attempt to get them to acknowledge their sin and come to repentance. In this chapter we’re going to see Joseph continue that testing until it reaches its climax. Will the Israelites abandon Benjamin like they did Joseph? Or will they try to save him?
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Joseph Strategically Calls His Brothers to Repentance | Genesis 43


In Chapter 42 we read about how the Israelites went down to Egypt seeking food during the great famine. While in Egypt, they ran into Joseph, but Joseph concealed his identity and accused them of being spies. He then strategically began putting his brothers through various trials and temptations in an attempt to pry into their guilty conscience. In this chapter the testing continues on...
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Joseph's Brethren Faced with Guillt of Secret Sin | Genesis 42

In Chapter 41 we read about Joseph becoming the ruler of Egypt, just underneath Pharaoh himself. In this chapter, while in charge of selling grain during the famine, Joseph runs into his brothers who came to Egypt looking for food. While here they will be forced to remember the secret sin they committed 20 years ago. What will they do? How will they react?
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Productivity & The Biblical Workweek

You’d be surprised at how many things we can learn from the first chapter of Genesis. When people think of Genesis Ch.1 they usually just think of Sunday School pictures artistically illustrating each day of creation, but rarely ever do people go to Genesis 1 in an attempt to better organize their life - To be more productive!
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Joseph: Savior of The World | Genesis 41


In Chapter 40 Joseph interpreted the dreams of two prominent Egyptian officials, one dream had a positive meaning, the other a very bad meaning. One official was restored to his position and the other was put to death. In this chapter, Joseph is going to interpret another dream, not just one another prominent official, but a dream of Pharaoh himself. In the end, Joseph will be exalted to be ruler of Egypt and savior of the world - a prophetic type of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Prophetic Dreams of Restoration and Judgment (Genesis 40)


In Chapter 39 we read about Joseph overcoming temptation just to end up getting falsely accused of attempted rape and thrown into prison. Today we’re going to read about how Joseph once again makes the best out of a terrible situation, works diligently, and is entrusted with managing the prison he was bound in. While managing the prison a couple of prominent Egyptian officials are going to join him and God is going to use Joseph to interpret prophetic dreams that a couple of Egyptians had. One good dream, and one very bad dream.

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Resisting & Overcoming like Joseph | Genesis 39


In Chapter 38 we read about Judah’s sexual weakness and moral shortcomings, but in this chapter we’re going to see the complete opposite. We’re going to see a moral man, Joseph, who disciplined himself daily to resist all kinds of temptations, including the temptations of an aggressive, and no doubt very beautiful woman.
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Judah's lust used for and against Satan's Seed | Genesis 38


In Ch.37 we read the tragic story of Joseph getting sold into slavery by his brothers, and in this chapter we’re going to see the drama continue. His brother Judah is going to marry a Canaanite woman, and father children through her. Something that was strictly prohibited by his forefathers. No doubt Satan was behind the scenes managing this whole set up using the sexual vices of Judah in an attempt to pollute the seedline of the Messiah…
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Prophetic Parallels between Jesus & Jospeh | Genesis 37


(Unedited Study Guide) In the last chapter we read through Esau’s genealogy with all of his Dukes etc., and today we’re going to begin something a little more exciting. The story of Joseph getting betrayed by his brothers, becoming a slave, going to prison, and then being placed in charge of all Egypt. Probably the most dramatic story in all of history. And we’re going to see many parallels between the life of Joseph and that of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Esau: Why Are Genealogies In The Bible? | Genesis 36


It can be tempting to skip over genealogies in the Bible, but "all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for correction in righteousness" (2 Tim. 3:16). So we're not skipping it.
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Getting Rid of 'Strange' gods | Genesis 35


In chapter 34 we saw evidence of Jacob sort of letting his family get out of control by allowing his 13-15 year old daughter Dinah go hang out with the Canaanite women. And while she was out there she got taken advantage of by a pagan prince named Shechem. Fromm there the whole situation ended tragically when it could have been avoided had Jacob exercised a little more family discipline. But in this chapter Jacob gets right with God and gets things back in order.
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Parental Neglect Leads to Tragedy | 34 Genesis


In the last chapter Jacob displayed great traits of a true Shepherd by his use of wisdom, humility, and gentleness which enabled him to avoid catastrophe with his long-lost brother Esau and saved his entire family from great harm. But in this chapter, Jacob does not do such a good job shepherding his daughter - Dinah. For whatever reason he neglects his fatherly duties and allows his daughter to get herself into a very vulnerable situation, a situation that no young girl should have to deal with on her own.
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Shepherding with Wisdom, Humility, & Gentleness | Genesis 33


In chapter 32 as he was heading back to his homeland, Jacob got word that his brother Esau was coming out to meet him with 400 men. Being somewhat fearful, Jacob began to plan for the worst and pray for the best. Will Esau try to kill Jacob, as it appears to Jacob he may, or will they be reconciled to one another? We’ll soon find out in this chapter.

Also in this chapter we are going to see qualities in Jacob that we should emulate - wisdom, humility, and gentleness. By his use of wisdom and humility Jacob will avoid unneeded controversy and disaster. And by his use of gentleness Jacob gently leads his little one and his flocks to safety.

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Overcomers Get A New Name | Genesis 32

There are some very interesting things that will happen in this chapter. Jacob will meet a group of angels, he will make a model prayer, and will even wrestle with God himself and get his name changed from Jacob to Israel. And if we want God to give us a new name, the blueprint for how that is done is given in this chapter. Read More…
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Jacob's Feud with Laban | Genesis 31

At the close of chapter 30 we discovered how Jacob got the upper hand in a business deal he made with Laban concerning who gets what cattle. In chapter 31 we’ll see the fallout from that deal and how that will effect the relationship between Jacob and his father-in-law Laban. Like always, there will be some significant spiritual, moral, and prophetic lessons in our reading today as well. Read More…
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Jacob's Seed Multiplies through Polygamy | Genesis 30


In this chapter we are going to see a competition between Rachel and Leah, to see who can have the most children. They are even going give their handmaids to Jacob as wives to produce children for them. I have no doubt, all of this was orchestrated by God to begin fulfilling the blessing that was given to Abraham, that his seed would be as numerous as the stars of heaven and the sands of the sea.

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Dramatic Birth of a Kingdom | Genesis 29


What we are going to read today is arguably one of those most dramatic love stories ever told, next to the Song of Solomon. It is the story of Rachel & Jacob. Chapters like this, if we had more good people in Hollywood, could be made into a Blockbuster Movie. The story has all of the elements in it to captivate our attention causing us to want more.
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Western Civilization & Colonialism In Prophecy | Genesis 28


In this chapter God is going to give Jacob a blessing and prophecy that his descendants would grow into a multitude of people forming what we call today - Western Civilization. This chapter is so timely because despite the blessings that Christianity brought to the world we are now being told that Western Civilization and colonialism was nothing but evil white supremacism.
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Rebekah Saves Isaac from Sinning | Genesis 27


Most Bible commentaries will title this chapter “Jacob the Deceiver” or something along those lines in an attempt to throw shade upon Jacob and Rebekah for coming up with such a devious plot to deceive Isaac and steal the blessing from Esau. The problem such a title is that God already pronounced that the birthright and blessings were Jacob’s even though he was the younger of the two twins and Esau was the firstborn.
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Chosen and Initiated by Adversity | Genesis 26


In this chapter we are going to see God bring Isaac through some trials to toughen him up, strengthen his faith, and help him not become a weak effeminate man. You could think of this chapter as Isaac’s initiation period, or basic training, as he becomes the new birthright holder and inheritor of the promises given to Abraham.
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Fighting for America's Birthright | Genesis 25


In this chapter we are going to see Abraham’s birthright blessings get passed down to his son Isaac and then sold away to Jacob from Esau. I want you to understand something as we read through these verses. As Americans, we too have inherited a tremendous birthright from our forefathers. The same birthright that was passed onto Isaac thousands of years ago and wrestled away from Esau by Jacob.
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The Elect Bride Is "Chosen"

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(GENESIS 24:1-67) In this chapter Abraham is going to send out his most trusted servant to find a wife for his only son, Isaac. And within this dramatic story we’re going to see a type of how God chooses a bride for His only son—The Lord Jesus Christ. We’ll discover many fascinating parallels between Rebekah and God’s Elect. Not only are the two chosen in a similar manner, but they are similar in character, attitude, and personality, as you will soon see. Read More…
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A King Without A Kingdom, Yet



GENESIS 22:19 to 23:20 Reading through this list it could be tempting to say, “Oh, this is all that historical stuff, it doesn’t apply to me. It’s not like this is the book of Revelation.” But my friends, like many Old Testament stories, these things are types and shadows of what is to come. Not only that, but there are moral lessons as well as prophetic and spiritual teachings that could easily be overlooked. We are even going to see a type of Jesus in chapter 23, of how He, like Abraham, was a king without a kingdom while living His days out on the earth. As a matter of fact, you too, are kings without a kingdom, yet. Read More…
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America In Bible Prophecy



GENESIS 22:15-18 Where in the Bible is America foretold of in prophecy? Surely God must have foretold of such a special nation like ours. Well, we are going to read about 3 specific promises and blessings given to Abraham 4,000 years ago that appear to directly relate to America, possibly explaining the strange phenomena of this Great Nation’s appearance in world history. Read More…
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4,000 Year Old Picture of Jesus' Crucifixion



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Do you remember the time, after Jesus had risen from the dead, when He said to His disciples “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?” (Luke 24:25-26). And then He gave them the Bible study of a lifetime beginning at Moses continuing on through all the prophets, expounding unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.

From Genesis to Malachi. Have you ever wondered what scriptures Jesus covered?
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(Genesis 1:1-2) Satan's Rebellion Happened AFTER Day 6

In our last study we talked about the Genesis gap theory, a theory that says millions or billions of years of time occurred between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. According to this theory God created the heavens and the earth in Genesis 1:1 and then sometime later they were destroyed because of Satan’s rebellion. But this theory doesn’t stand the test of scripture. Jesus shut down it down in two verses. Furthermore, we’re going to disprove the gap theory even more by showing that Satan’s first act of rebellion happened sometime AFTER the first week of creation rather than between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. His rebellion occurred sometime after the entire first chapter of Genesis.

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(Genesis 1:1-2) Jesus Shuts Down The Gap Theory In Two Verses

The Genesis gap theory is a major compromise that endangers the credibility of the scriptures, right from the very first verses of the Bible. Moses didn't teach it and neither did our Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus shut the entire gap theory down in just two verses (Matthew 19:4 & Mark 10:6). We’ll examine those two passages towards the end of this writing. Let’s take a look at the first verse of Genesis.
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