#196 (9/12/18)

Source of material:  Rev. B.R. Hicks

Opening comments:  We only see properly, naturally and spiritually, when our eyes are full of tears.  Tears wash the eyesight and bring into focus what the LORD is doing in the personal life of a Christian.  Jesus suffered 12 wounds in His Precious Body, creating 12 classes of tears.  Each wound produces a class of tears that the believer can weep for that wound.  In prayer, weeping for the wounds He suffered, the believer "creates" a world around him/her that excludes all opposition and enemy attacks.  As we fellowship His wounds, accepting that we were the cause the wound was inflicted, the heart is wrenched and crushed with repentance and sorrow.  Tears flow that give meaning and understanding about our own wounds.  When the Christian weeps over His wounds, personal wounds become trivial and insignificant compared to the Saviour's cuts and bruises.

In Eternity Past, there were souls and spirits in the loins of God.  In Time, there are 3 types of people:  Sinners, those foreordained, and those predestinated.  There are numerous verses supporting the preceding sentence; too many to expound on each one.  The scriptures given during this lesson will be listed with the hope that the reader will study them all for himself/herself.  

John 3:16, 2Peter 3:9, 1Peter 1:18, John 10:15, John 6:38, Matthew 26:39, Ephesians, 1:11, Romans 8:28-30, 1Corinthians 15:22, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, and Hebrews 7:8-9.