Friday, March 2, 2012

Our Enemies in Heaven Part 7

We had already explained that Joseph's brothers had taken advantage of failed leadership. Now, Joseph uses the same method.

Although Jacob is the leader of Israel, the brothers are in Egypt, where Joseph is the ruler. When seating the brothers according to age, Joseph had recognized Reuben as their leader, but he did not consult with Reuben about what to do. Judah, recognized by his brothers as their leader, was left out of the process.

Christians can wrongly become leaders through bullying, money, church politics, causing division, etc., and this allows them to attack other Christians successfully. But their leadership power wil disappear when they get to Heaven.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our Enemies in Heaven Part 6

Joseph's brothers did not fear the Lord, and, although it was obvious that the ruler of Egypt knew about the wrong they had done, they did not even suspect that he was their brother Joseph. What's the connection?

Psalm 111:10 tells us that "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom."

Proverbs 1:7 tells us that "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge."

Christians who harm other Christians lack both wisdom and knowledge. They are not the type of Christian that we should be following or even listening to.