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    #64 | The Exodus: Israel as God's Firstborn Son among the Nations

    #64 | The Exodus: Israel as God's Firstborn Son among the Nations

    In this episode we look at the significance of Israel being called God's firstborn son, and how that frames not ony the conflict God has with Pharoah, but also Israel's relationship to God, and the nations. (See Episode #49 Jacob and the Firstborn Status for a more detailed exploration of the firstborn). As the firstborn, Israel was to be a pioneer among the nations, partnering with God along his developmental path in becoming everything God created them to be. However, as the Scriptures reveal, Israel struggled to fulfill their firstborn status among the nations. 

    Jesus came, as an Israelite according to the flesh, to fullfil the status of the firstborn son in his own humanity as an individual (but not as the nation). He is the faithful Son of God who followed the Father's developmental path all the way to the very end, the Father himself raising Jesus from the dead to become the firstborn among his Israelite bretheren according to the flesh. Now, in his new humanity that was forged through his covenant faithfulness, he has pioneered a way out of enslavement to the powers of sin, flesh, law, and death, opening up the possibility for his Israelite bretheren according to the flesh (and all the nations) to become everything God created them to be, both individually and nationally.  

    Key Passages:

    Exodus 4:19-23

    Romans 8:29-30 - the word "foreknew" is applied to Israel according to the flesh in Romans 11:2, which implies those whom God foreknew in this passage are Gentiles who become Christians, but Israel according ot the flesh. This reading make sense of Paul's seemingly strange use of the past tense for "those" who have been predestined, called, justified, and glorified, pointing to things that God had apparently already accomplished before Paul wrote Romans. The fact that "glorified is included in the list, which is a term that points to resurrection, these terms are most likely pointing to things that God had already started doing in Israelite history before Christ arrived, but had yet to be fully realized and perfected in a particular Israelite until Christ's was raised from the dead. In that sense, Christ would be representatively included in the "those" who had already been foreknew, predestined, called, justified, and glorified because he is a "brother" of "those" in Israel. 

    For specific verses related to God's activity of calling and glorifying Israel, see: 

    Called: Isaiah 48:12,15    

    Glorified: Isaiah 43:5-7; 49:3,5; 55:5; 60:9 



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    #63 | The Exodus: How Satan, Abraham, Moses, Pharoah, and Jesus are connected, and why it matters

    #63 | The Exodus: How Satan, Abraham, Moses, Pharoah, and Jesus are connected, and why it matters

    In this episode we transition out of Genesis into the story of the Exodus. We talk about how Exodus fits into the story of Genesis, specifically, how the conflict between the seed of the serpent and the seed of woman are exemplified in the conflict between Pharaohs enslavement of the Israelites, and ultimately his attempt to kill off the promised seed of Abraham. This pattern of the seed of the serpent looking to kill the seed of Abraham is a consistent theme throughout the Bible, and is what accounts for the various patterns we see of people in the Bible having similar epxereinces with the seed of the serpent. 

    One of the patterns we notice is how the seed of the serpent tried to kill both the Israelites and Jesus before they could grow up and fulfill their destiny, and in both instances failed to do so.  

    Key Passages:

    Exodus 1:1-2:10

    Matthew 2:1-18





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    #62 | Joseph sees God working all things together for the good

    #62 | Joseph sees God working all things together for the good

    In this episode we look at how Joseph interprets God's activity in his life. We talk about the relationship between good and evil, and how God can work in and through the evil of other people's choices to bring about the goodness of his purposes. 

    We see this same thing working out in the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. God did not cause Jesus to be crucified. He was crucified by the Jewish and Roman authorities. Yet God knew all of this was going to happen, and still worked in and through their evil choices to bring about the good of salvation through his resurrection from the dead.

    Key Passages

    Genesis 50:15-21

    Acts 2:22-24



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    #61 | God empowers Joseph to Forget the Past and Live in the Present

    #61 | God empowers Joseph to Forget the Past and Live in the Present

    In this episode, we look at Joseph's naming of his two sons - Manasseh and Ephraim - and how that symbolizes Joseph's struggle to "forget" all his hardship from the past and move forward to be "productive" in the present. This had to be a difficult thing for Joseph to do, but the encouraging thing is that, despite his traumatic experiences of rejection, betrayal, and oppression, God helped Joseph to not get stuck in those wounds, but to move through, and past those experiences to a place where he was able to be fruitful in his life. And this undoubtedly required Joseph to reach a point where he forgave his brothers for selling him into slavery. 

    We then look at how Jesus had to face this same struggle, but in a more profoundly intense way on the cross. His prayer, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do", is a testimony about Jesus' relationship with the Father. Jesus received the Father's love so deeply into his heart that it empowered him to channel that love towards his enemies, and resist the temptation to become like them in their hatred and violence towards him. In this way, Jesus was able to exercise authority over the power of sin in his own flesh, the power that wants to steer all of us into bitterness and unforgiveness.   

    Key Passages

    Genesis 41:41-56

    Luke 23:32-34



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    #60 | Joseph's Developmental Journey towards Maturity

    #60 | Joseph's Developmental Journey towards Maturity

    In this episode we look at how Joseph is brought out of prison, and how his experience of navigating different positions of leadership, as well as different seasons of suffering, develops and qualifies Joseph for the assignment God has for him. Specifically, Joseph's relationship with God deepens through each stage of his life, as opposed to weakening. Most notably, he is recognized by Pharaoh as being wise and discerning, which are things Joseph developed through the various stages of his life up until that point.  But Joseph has also not developed a bitter, hateful posture toward Egyptians, or the nation of Egypt, even though Egyptians were responsible for some of his most painful experiences. This is quite remarkable considering what Joseph has experienced in Egypt, and is potentially a clue about the kind of relationship Joseph had with God - he allowed God to nourish and sustain him in such a way that he did not allow the pain of his rejection and misfortune to overcome him.  

    We then look at how this same developmental dynamic in Joseph's life is also present in Jesus' life, specifically with his relationship with the Father, the Spirit, as well as people, too. Jesus himself goes through a developmental process that qualifies him for the assignment God gave him to be a blessing to the nations.  And while we don't know for sure, it is most likely that Jesus was wounded by family members, experienced rejection, and has personal encounters with misfortune, which in turn required him to struggle against succumbing to harness of heart, unforgiveness and bitterness. The good news is that he overcame those struggles, and allowed God to, like Joseph, sustain him in God's developmental process. 



    Key Passages:

    Genesis 40-41:40

    Luke 2:52



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    • 26 min
    #59 | Judah and Joseph - A Tale of Two Brothers Part 2

    #59 | Judah and Joseph - A Tale of Two Brothers Part 2

    In this episode we continue to take a look at the story of Judah and Joseph, and how the story of Joseph's temptation with Potiphar's wife compares and contrasts to Judah's temptation with Canaanite women and Tamar. Joseph handles his temptation in a competely different way, and this is one of the many situtations that, because of how Joseph resonds to it, contributes to Joseph's developmental progress in becoming the kind of person God can promote to higher levels of leadership in his kingdom.

    A simialr principle is at work in the story of Jesus, and we get a snapshot of this in the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Jesus' response to this temptation, like Joseph, contributes to Jesus' developmental progress in becoming the faithful "son" God always wanted.     

    Key Passages

    Gensis 39:1-23

    Matthew 4:1-11



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