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Teach A Man To Fish, Part 2

Isaac Eliot

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  • December 27, 2008
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what good afternoon and thank you for joining us again were continuing from where we were this morning and I want to go back if you have your handout from this morning I'd ask you to turn with me to number four we were talking about comparing and for the sake of those that need a not have had a hand up this morning I do want to put this quote up again because I want to share some points in this that will lend itself to what Morgan to discuss first off this afternoon and this is taken from Christian education page eighty five the Bible is its own expository one passage will prove to be a key that will unlock other passages and in this way might will be shed upon the hidden meaning of the word out notice this part this part is critical because it says by comparing different tax on this training on the same subject viewing they are burying on every side the true meaning of the Scriptures will be made evident I wanted to underscore that point one more time by comparing different tax training on the same subject viewing their bearing on every side the true meaning of the Scriptures we made evident no I want you to consider we had used some examples we had earlier gone through the example of Matthew seven seven and we have seen that Matthew seven seven talks about asking God and it will be given but we saw that when we look at other vertical other passages in the Bible talk about asking you'll notice that there are many conditions are many other qualifications to receiving what you're asking for well this is a another example of looking at passages that are similar but examining them from different sided like to ask you to open your Bibles this afternoon to Matthew twenty five and it like you look with me at verses ten to twelve Matthew twenty five versus ten to twelve want to try to understand the artist the simple practical application of this principle looking at similar passages I've been viewing their bearing on on on every side Matthew chapter twenty five verse ten notice it says and while they went to buy the bridegroom came and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage and the door was shut afterward came also the other virgins saying Lord Lord open to us but he answered and said verily I say unto you I know you know that I have to be honest when I first studied this passage one of the things a perplexed me was okay here is this bride and as a bridegroom and why wouldn't be that the bridegroom doesn't recognize the friends of the bride in a walk why does he say to them I don't knowing I know you not in a perplexed me but I realize that in the Bible there is a another passage that is very similar it's found in Luke chapter thirteen and ask you to turn they are now and I'd like you to notice something interesting in Luke chapter thirteen the thirteenth verse twenty five and notice here this passage notice the similarities first twenty five says when once the master of the house is risen up and half white what did you shut the door okay has shut to the door and you begin to stand without and to do what knock at the door saying Lord Lord open unto us by the way are there some similar elements between Matthew twenty five this passage yesterday yes over toward fulfilling the criteria of looking at passages dealing with similar things out there we see a similar element the knocking the door outside listening Lord but open to us and he shall answer and say unto you I know you have not I know you're not from whence you are as is interesting we have some of the very same components we saw Matthew twenty five you got adorably got people outside of the about the knocking of the people at that same weapon open and the person inside says the same thing the person inside says in only one it was interesting though Luke thirteen gives us some additional information not found in Matthew twenty five please knows what it says here in verse twenty six it says then shall you begin to say we had eaten and drunk in thy want in my presence and thou hast taught in our streets but he shall say I tell you I know you not from whence you are depart for me all ye workers of iniquity no let's pause here for a moment you notice that you have almost the exact same things going on in both stories you have a door you have knocking of the person of open the person in such insights as I don't really want but what's interesting is that in the thirteen the person actually says a reason why they think they should open the door and looked thirteen the people outside the Northeast the two things I noticed these two things that they set inversely six they said we had eaten and drunk in my presence that if you really look at this carefully if you look at what the people are saying it's telltale or it's enlightening to see what they are not saying you see they tell the person inside they say that a person is either safe to open up meat eat the junk in my presence but the enormous but they are unable to say they are unable to say we had eaten and drunk with you they can't say that and so it's like say in all the potluck when you are there no but there is a hundred other people there the running so the issue that these people they had a way we might say they had an association with Christians but perhaps they never had seven connection with Christ thus what else they don't say conversely sex they also saith thou hast taught where in our streets that you are this is interesting again this is the ambiguity or I should say the distance that's implied because Dulles they are unable to say we have sat at thy feet they just say that and this is why the voice inside set the van on what I don't know you you see friends when we look at these passages that are similar sometimes the passages will shed perhaps more lights on something that may not have been clear on things that were mentioned earlier okay so that's just a technique again the Gospels afford many opportunities because they cover the same ground this is a technique that you can use as you study the Bible for yourself technique number five is detailed study we share something with you from signs of the Times March twenty one at nineteen oh six speaking of the Bible she writes this book speaking of the Bible contains nothing that is nonessential nothing that has not a bearing upon our lives how much of the Bible is an important nothing everything is important now let's see how that works when we so one more statement than a portion of Scripture which learned and pronounce a mystery or passed over as what is important is full of comfort and instruction to him who has been taught in the school of Christ which is an example here Luke thirteen let's look at verse six the thirteenth verse six he spake also this parable a certain man had a fig tree planted in his venue and he came and sought fruit thereon and found none then said he unto the dresser of the spin yard the whole East three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find the cut it down why Congress that the ground and he answering said unto him Lord let alone this year also July something about a billion and if it bear fruit well and if not then after that thou shalt cut it down now one of the things that that my personality tends to naturally lean towards his eye I tend to look at the details of a passage and really when you study the Bible it's always since we know that nothing is an importance always important to pay attention to the details if you read this parable carefully you'll discover some unique things the primary focus of the parable is a lot as a feature you notice that but the location of victories interesting where is the sticky plant in a vineyard but here's what else is interesting how long is the figtree in the ground okay so it's in the ground for three years did you notice the Bible specifies that it says in verse seven people these three years I come seeking fruit on this victory so we find the Bible actually specifies how long the fig trees in the ground now if you were a Bible student it would be important for you to ask yourself what God mentions this in a getting this parable Jesus deliberately mentions the timeframe dimensions that it's the ground for three years but that's not all because noticed that what the Bible what the Bible says next it says in verse eight he answering said to him Lord let alone this year also so noticed that the entry after being in a grant for three years is given how much more one more year if I ask you what the total amount of time to figtree has given to it what would you say four years that might seem insignificant right up my team that might seem almost in all non- noteworthy but you see friends we know when Jesus speaks when the Bible was given to us it was given trust deliberately in other words there was no haphazard mess the randomness god did not waste words the question we have to ask yourself is what's the significance of the details that have been given to us in this passage one of the first things that we want to understand is that in a parable these physical symbols are symbolic of something you know it's interesting that the first time the figtree appears in the Bible is where the Garden of Eden in the right and the garden lead in the century was the tree that was used with its rich young thick fall foliage that the leaves they use those leaves as a walk covering so scripturally speaking the fig tree sets a precedent of being associated with self righteousness than accents it was man's attempt at covering his own nakedness which symbolically represents informants so what's interesting is that the fig tree here we have this feature that's planted in a vineyard now considering the when you go to the Bible you'll discover you know Jesus is several parables cannot son of a father 's and his sons to go labor in his vineyard number the parable of the eleventh hour worker member that went also to go work in the vineyard right in both of those parables the thing it represents the world well what did God place in the middle of the world that was designed to bless the world or who got placed in the midst of the world to bless the world with its fruit ended up just keeping all of those lessons to itself for not getting back anything who is not ultimate Academy of self-righteous visit represent representation Israel okay because it's interesting when you add this three years plus a year how many days would that be when you examine that in Bible times how much how many Dave how many days as a biblical year three hundred and sixty right so than two years would be seven twenty and then four years would be fourteen forty okay now this is interesting because did you know that it is agreed upon by many scholars the date that the Israelites entered the promised land was fourteen oh seven BC if you tell us you might say that was the kind of the tree was planted if you count from fourteen oh seven BC and you count to one thousand four hundred and forty days or in Bible prophecy date was a year you end up in the year eighty thirty four that's significant because that's when the tree was cut down the right and again of making a reference to the nation of Israel I know we would easily pass over a detail like that thinking in all three years that's that's a figurative expression rather God put that therefore reason here's another example of Matthew thirteen look with me at verse twelve okay just for sake of timeless Silverdome to Mark chapter fourteen let's look at verse fifty one marks fourteen verse fifty one now I have to give you little background of why chose this example in school we once had a speaker that came that challenged the student body to be to get as familiar with Scripture so that the data when you could preach on any passage of the Bible and I remember that I laughed at that idea I thought that's foolish no not every passage of Scripture has sermon where the material but in retrospect and a conversation with another student I said to him do you really think that restoring the Bible is important and I talked with him at length about one particular story it was this one Mark fourteen the story in Mark fourteen is this interesting store because in the story you have Amanda comes into the garden where Jesus was in it people grabbing any runs out of the garden naked I thought now why in the world would you want to preach a sermon about a man runs away naked a lot what what what what appointed is ironic however that in my foolish statement of saying you know you can preach a sermon out of everything as a bigger look at this passage it struck me that the weight of the passages written it almost bags to teach the spiritual lessons look at this closely my fourteen the diversity want Mark fourteen for sixty one the Bible says and there followed him a certain young man half ounce or having a linen cloth cast about his naked body and the young men laid hold on him and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked when I first read this passage I thought you don't want one the Bible have the story and I am sure some of you will know if my familiar that scholars tell us that this was John Mark the reason we believe that is because if you notice in the previous verse verse fifteen it says and they all for such human flesh when this is all by the way where are we right now is anybody nowhere does a story take place anybody know what is regarding the category set that is in the garden Gethsemane so this is on Thursday evening is the right Thursday evening guarded Gethsemane there are basically three groups of people there in the garden but not in the right rigors of people there's the enemies of Jesus the right caprice of the soldiers then there's the disciples and then there's cheese us and this man case latest week the four categories of people him interesting but in verse fifty it says it all for subtenant flat that was all is describing a specific group of people who is that we're all describing their justice like it's okay because we know the priests and the Pharisees of the soldiers they didn't leave whenever they offer second flag indicates that all disciples were gone so in verse fifty one when it says and there followed him a certain young man what can you tell me right away about the certain young man he is not a walk is not a disciple that's the first thing we know he's not a disciple now how can I say I'm to make a statement Summit County why considers how can I say that this man is also not part of the group it came to trap Jesus how do we know that because the graphic delivery since the mother mom grabbed him not recognizing him as part of their own parties obviously he's not look within so he's not a disciple but he's also not one of the group that came to grab Jesus right away there's a spiritual lesson here because I think you can see the sex and young man in the story the certain young man was not one of those people that left everything like the disciples to follow Jesus at the same time he was not one of the people that was intent on catching a persecuting Jesus he wasn't part of the mob this man was somewhere in the middle of somewhere in between there's a spiritual lesson guy but if you keep delving into this it's interesting because that is what delivers fifty one adversity when it says there followed him a certain young man having a want a living cloth you see this is interesting the Bible doesn't even tell us his name but even tells us what he's wearing his notice that I mean the Bible goes into detail to tell us what he is wearing that are significant because remember when the Bible gives us details it's not without me so here we have a person is not a disciple and he is not a one of the persecutors of Jesus the Bible says that he's wearing a linen cloth figuratively speaking in Scripture what is Lyndon represent practices in the Revelation chapter nineteen of the pots that the fine linen is the righteousness of the site is not right so what we have here is we got the symbol by the way notice what else it says it says he had a linen cloth in verse fifty one and it says it was locked she asked about the vision I spent the Bible it tells us how it was war you get the idea that he was somewhat of a sloppy dresser any yard that the language of Scripture implies that because the essay was short around his naked body to say that if that is what has to almost as if this man heard that Jesus was captured hastily through on his clothes and then ran to see what Jesus wants and so the Bible even goes to the length of telling us how he was not significant by the way but it's also interesting that the Bible tells us it tells in this passage that his linen cloth was the only thing covering his nakedness VI what I want to understand the Israelites did wear undergarments okay so this was the way that he was dress was not normal it was not typical by the way is it a spiritual truth that the only thing that can cover the sinfulness of our lives is the righteousness of Christ that a spiritual truth yesterday you saw again that back-to-back spiritual truth this is illustrated in the story of this man righteousness the Lynn was the only thing covering his naked body notice what happens though in verse fifty one now diversity will says and what kind of men lay hold on him the young men like you remember that the men in our stories he is also a what young person so this young man gets grabbed not by the aged priests not by the hardened soldiers he gets grabbed by the other walked young men this is significant if I was the priestess of the sermon I would make the application that the greatest temptations that we face come from our own peers in other words the greatest danger in losing the righteousness of Jesus comes from those that we consider all of the similar age to that is interesting the Bible in this little description gives us so much information by the way notice of the choice he's left with now so here is he has a linen cloth gets cast about his naked body and then the Bibles is the young men lay hold on him let's think about this carefully now to think about this what two choices that he hath he has two choices exactly what are the two choices okay if you let sent after him what does he get to keep he gets to keep the roof of the department or the right he will be naked but by staying what was what what what what what his fate and that potentially being big suffering suffering at some way right okay now if he dogged her option he has us to do what it's to run away but if you ones away what would happen they grab onto his garments a few miles away let's cannot even run away how naked now to think about this in every temptation we have two choices is this true every temptation poses two choices you can stay with Jesus and keep the righteousness but it might mean suffering or you can leave the garment hi and escape suffering but run away without covering the righteousness of Jesus Christ is a true there are only two options and this is the exact condition that the man was in in this particular story by the way what is the end of doing he runs away make it okay how often that is the case with young people but interesting just as an illustration of the importance of looking at the details of a passage to better understand what God 's message of purpose for it in giving it to us Watts look with me at Genesis six I want to show you something this is a sermon that I wrote a number of years ago a Genesis chapter six verse fourteen and I like you look closely at this passage verses fourteen to six villages if you notice anything Genesis six first fourteen pressure you've read this before God said to Noah he said Miller may be in our uncle for what rooms shall make in the art and sell pension within and without with pitch and this is the fastest vessel made of it the legs of the three hundred cubits the breadth fifty cubits the height thirty cubits a window shall make in the art in a cubic docile citizen above and the door of the arts of asset in the side thereof with lower second and third stories out the make the love between verses fourteen and versus sixteen if you're paying attention there something significant that God does in his instructions to know that something very significant here first of all is it fair to say that no one is example is relevant for God 's people living before the end of time is that true yes or no that's true how do we know that because Jesus said the day before his coming would be like was that like knowest that site it rightly follows that if the time before Jesus comes to be like Noah's day we should look at Noah and the preparation that he made in order to be able to care for okay so having said that with we offer a moment in this list that God gave is there something significant no member will be set God does not give things randomly if it's never arbitrary always there is deliberate and ask you to do something with me starting from first foretell much accounts how many unique instructions God gave Noah look at verse fourteen .sys to know what makes me an arc of what so can we say that was a unique instruction with it I guess number one number two got says loons shall now make where in the arts that's the second thing that God said in verse fourteen to thirteen God says that also pitching within and without with pitch itself in verse fourteen how many specific instructions and not knowing the building of your commenting three okay with adversity this is the fashion was also make of it the length of the ark shall be how long three hundred was not a unique instruction mascots and make a three hundred three hundred cubits long okay the breath of that would be how long fifty and the height of that how long hot thirty 's Adidas verse fifteen are another three specific instructions that are given easy that whatever sixty now the Bible says a window shalt thou make in the oxo got to make a lot window so that's number seven number eight .sys insecure bit self health initiative obsolete house and make a window and he tells them where to put the window number nine God says a door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof that's number one nine and then he says and you shall make it lower second and third stories that's number ten in what you think about that because when God told Noah to build an ark he gave know what exactly ten commands that true learn instructions right what you think about implication of this because it doesn't make sense that no one have to follow those ten instructions to make it from the old world to the new world is a true and strip and if you think about it very carefully God has given his people exactly ten instructions on how we can prepare for the coming storm in the right can instruct one of us and instructions the ten Commandments and here's an interesting thing to consider let's say that no one really didn't believe that the ark was coming outside the flood was coming let's just say he didn't really believe it was coming I got this look about you to make this article for what okay you know if you do a little reading about the arc the wood that was made out of were told that it was on a hardness similar to snow so let's suppose that no a signal at the school for what is just too hard to work with abdomen and to make it out of some of these newbies and palm trees that are nearby here okay at now know what you think about this woods that are have made it through the coming flood yes or no no I wouldn't honestly know this palm trees don't float and they're not really treat you like so that when you see my point is that it took faith in God 's word that the flood was coming in order for no want to be able to obey all of God 's instructions if it makes sense that it also required it takes faith in order to really keep God 's commandments is that true yes or no and no mistake nor was not saved because he kept all of those ten instructions were told that it was Angels that excelled in strength that were sent to guard that arc as it rolled out the Tempest during the flight in the same way when I say because we try not to Manas but rather it is the grace of God given to those who by faith seek to follow God 's will may not just to put things in perspective okay technique number sex I call this inversion and I'd like to give you some examples of this look with me at John chapter three verse twenty seven John chapter three look with me at verse twenty seven and please notice what the Bible says here John favors twenty seven the Bible says John answered and said a man can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven you see sometimes you need a no other way to look at a passage in order to extract the meaning more clearly and so what I what you can do is you can invert the meaning of the passage to maybe emphasize what it is really saying so John says a man can receive how much nothing except it be given him from where have it if you invert that statement budgeting if you invert that statement another way of saying the same truth would be everything that you have is been given to you by God in heaven is that true yes or no that's true and that is the inversion of the statement given in John three verse twenty seven we might say it's a negative way of saying it and then we we made it into a positive statement try your hand at this one Psalms eighty four verse eleven this is a well-known passage sums chapter eighty four verse eleven the Bible says for the Lord God is a son and a shield the Lord will give grace and glory no good thing will he withhold from them that walk upright me know what you think about this before to find the meaning of this passage were clearly no good thing will he withhold from them outright lead in that statement would be to the righteous God wants to this though every good thing that makes us if he doesn't want to withhold any good thing from them that walk uprightly the inverse of that is to the righteous God will dispel every thing that is good in this life and in the life to come to try this one Revelation twenty verse five and we use this in our evangelistic series I know most evangelists will use this to demonstrate the timing of the second resurrection from Revelation chapter twenty look at verse five the Bible says but the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished look at that verse the rest of the knot again about his affinity with that statement what is it saying the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished another way to say the same thing is at the end of the thousand years there was another one is another resurrection that's the truth that's brought out in this passage Romans five look at verse fourteen Romans chapter five look at verse fourteen notice Romans five fourteen says nevertheless death reigned from Adam to the let's pause right there it says that death reigned from Adam to Moses can someone invert that statement from you tell me what I would say if we were to invert that what would it say if you death reigned from Adam to Moses another way of saying the same thing would be one after my status no longer what rate is that true yes or no goal is the first person ever resurrected from the debt is Moses and this is one of the ways you can prove that because if death reigned from Adam to Moses the inverse of that statement would be after Moses him no longer range are Daniel eleven money we go there with you Daniel chapter eleven verse thirty three Daniel eleven verse thirty three is an interesting passage because it is one of the only ways that I am aware of to demonstrate that the time of the end happened in seventeen ninety eight now since this is good to be up on all you or someone probably end up correcting me but farther this is one of the few passages in the Bible that help people understand when the time of the end began the time of the end began in seventeen ninety eight hundred we know that a look at Daniel Levin look at verse thirty three it says they that understand among the people shall instruct many yet they shall fall by the sword by flame by captivity and by spoil many days let's pause here in verse thirty three are we talking about the righteous are the wicked these of the righteous but it is the righteous the Bible predicts that the righteous would go through a period of what persecution can you see that adversary three it says that they've shall go through all these things the sword of flame captivity and spoil for thirty four says no initial fall they shall be help in with a little help but many shall cleave to them with flattering its first thirty five and some of them of understanding shall fall to try them and to purge and to make them why even to the what time to the time of the end because it is yes for a time appointed what you think about this carefully first thirty three describes a period of persecution and verse thirty five describes why that persecution is allowed it's the purge got have you noticed that they are being persecuted even on till the time of the what the time of the end which implies that the kind of the end they are no longer being what persecuted which gives us a point at which we can understand when the time of the end begins because we know that the papal persecution which is the pure nothingness right here it ended around what time seventy ninety nine if you study history of the skunk and a little before that which is what's mentioned when it says that they shall be help in with a little help we know that the persecution of the papacy ended Sunday prior seventeen ninety eight but in this verse gives us the understanding of that time by converting the truth that's being brought out in this passage okay so I'm good to skip this last example for sake of time technique number seven culture now I have to tell you that when some of these things I'm giving you are techniques that you can use just with your Bible immediate concordance but some of these things like this one but I'm about to share it really helps if you have a good Bible commentary and you know in our electronic age I'm sure many of you have ESP bubble commentary on your computer and you know there other good commentaries like Adam Clark's is a lot of gray commenters out there that you can get but anyway you've question member the ten plagues that were sent upon Egypt and note we can just list these here what's interesting about each of the place that was given is that when you read this in the Bible accounts we often think okay here were some terrible things that God rain down upon the Egyptians in a licensed life and all of these things but when you really understand a little bit about why the culture of the Egyptians it opens up a new avenue because next to each of these plagues is the names of Egyptian gods that the specific plagues were designs to humiliate in other words like some of these were the gods of the harvest okay and the God of the river and all of these different gods through each of the plagues was being shown to be enough and helpless and really of course nonexistent and so by giving each of the place and the way that God did it was an affront it was a way to humiliate these Egyptian gods and to demonstrate God 's power over the heathen deities and I wouldn't be clear unless you understood a little bit more about the Egyptian culture why did God why did Elijah ask the profits of bail to meet in another caramel historians tell us that no caramel was the home considered to be the home of the God of Bale so you are enjoyed having this contest on no caramel was bringing the fight into their home territory so to speak okay it was a way of bringing it to a very obvious ending white bull as get issues given this when Boaz met with the other leaders at the gate and then the other kinsman do took off his shoe delimiter that was a custom of the day by relinquishing one's shoe it was a tradition or a custom that one was forfeiting his rights to walk on the property that he had so he was accustomed that that was going on why did he lie shop asked Eli Jeff for a double portion of historians tell us and we notice in the Bible that a double portion was often allotted to the first four so he likes it was nothing alike I want to be twice as good as you what he was saying was I am your spiritual the first corn and asking for the double portion spiritually that should be mine as your spiritual firstborn of people this is for sake of time deliver the story where there is a man that was asked to follow Jesus and the man said let me first go and bury my father given a that's interesting because when I first read that on a study done I thought here was a man that Jesus called his father had just died you know but that expression when Eagle bury my father historians say that in that time it was an expression that men let me wait until I received my father 's inheritance and I will follow you so what he was saying was way on anyone until I'm financially situated and then I'll follow you and friends we know that that that never works okay outlining why does God think Jacob have I loved you so have I hated you were hated in the Bible doesn't always mean you know this is so what sort of looking for a business of mean what we think it could mean as far as you repulsion are you notice animosity towards Hades in this particular context a similar to the idea that Jesus said except a man hate not his father and his mother and his brother say the idea is that Jacob he love and he is lucky so less simply because Esau did not reach out to him as Jacob as of these passages can be unlocked so to speak when we just do a little bit of investigation for the cultural background of why these things were said the way that they were set okay now technique number eight is quotations and I have to say this one is really to me has helped me a tremendous deal for sake of time and skill ability to Malachi four nine chapter four look with me at first five him qualify for verse five the Bible says behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord for sex and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children in the heart of the children to their fathers lest I come and smite the earth with a curse cause here for a moment how many of you have heard Malachi four five and six being used or preached about describing an end time movement where God will restore families back together again at her that they preach I forgot the reality is that in Malachi four versus five and six when we look at the way the Bible explains this passage it has nothing to do with the restoration of the family but rather look at how this is quoted by the angel in Luke chapter one look with me there Chapter one verses sixteen and seventeen Luke one verses sixteen and seventeen notice here what the Bible says it says and many of the children of Israel shall return to the Lord their God and he shall go before him in the spirit and power were of who the lifestyle wears angel quoting this from where is he taking this from this is Malachi four five and six a we know this is a scriptural quotation that he's doing to go before Mister Howard Elias to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children is not the same as Malachi yes or no at the same right but notice how it's different in the next part and she turned the disobedience to the wisdom of being who just wanted to question the wisdom of the just there is another way of saying who at the description of who father okay that's every phrasing of Malachi six four verse six that's a rephrasing of the food of the word father the wisdom of adjustments but notice what it says about the children for the children and the little the disobedience of photomask according to the Bible and the Bible explains or expounds on Malachi four five and six is this passage a passage that's describing an end time movement on the restoration of the families without the Bible say yes or no know it's talking about turning God 's people back to the heavenly father is a clear S&M so you see when the Bible called something it's always it's it's it's it's very helpful to see how the Bible interprets what some of these prophecies were in the Old Testament and asking for in closing to look at Galatians four verse twenty four Galatians chapter four and look with me at verse twenty four notice what Paul does he does is very interesting Galatians four verse twenty four Paul writes which they all won't we should cut it back up here let's back up to first twenty two for it is written that Abraham had two sons the one by a barmaid and the other by a free woman not developing verse twenty four which things are a lot an allegory that here's what's interesting was the story of Ishmael and Isaac was a real store yesterday I was a real literal account but Paul as he describes those events he says that they were an allegory that when the Bible does this it's letting us know that the events taking place in that story have typical significance they have type a lot significant talk about that this afternoon in the next session as we talk about the features of Scripture okay now this ends the first part as I said the handout we didn't have enough this morning for everyone however I will let you know of a way after this is all done at this after this next session election of a way that you can get more and but for the closest let's just let's finish with a word of prayer heavenly father we thank you for this opportunity to be able to study the Bible together we pray that the simple techniques would make us better students of the word of God and that as we study as we as we feast upon this living bread we become more we become better questions and that we would be more effective in reaching the lost around us we thank you in Jesus name we pray amen

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