Gilbert House Fellowship #263: Genesis 23-25

WE REACH the end of Abraham’s time on earth this week. We discuss the death of Sarah, Abraham’s purchase of the cave of Machpelah, the marriage of Isaac, the birth of Esau and Jacob, and the short-sightedness of Esau in selling off his birthright for a bowl of beans.

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  1. Dear Derek and Sharon:

    I have come to know you through the Jim Bakker TV. I have since followed your messages via SkyWatch TV and YouTube.

    Your messages are of substance and certainly untampered information.

    Blessings to you both. Keep it up.

  2. Hey, Derick: Off subject. I came across Gill Broussard recently. Is he legit on our world? Thanks!

  3. Love you both as well as all your programming and podcasts. Thanks for sharing your blood, sweat, and tears with us. The content and history you provide is invaluable to understanding the Bible texts. Sermons that present one thought repeated over and over with no other content make me a little crazy. I can say this since I am a P K. Since you were speaking of the resurrection of the dead. would you give me your opinion of cremation. Is it appropriate for a Christian? The literal rising of the dead still is puzzling to me. Especially since bodies are often destroyed at death . The scripture that says God has us engraved on the palm of His hand intrigues me. Is it possible He will use our DNA to raise us? Please keep up the wonderful teachings.

    1. Author

      Hi, Nancy: God will be able to restore us at the resurrection. He spoke the universe into existence, so He can handle bringing us back from any condition we might be in. There are many people who died in tragic accidents who will be restored, so cremation will not be an issue.

  4. Dear Sharon and Derek what a blessing you are in this time of confinement. I have followed you from the Jim Bakker Show. I just want
    to say that you too have become so precious to me. I find my self looking
    forward to SciFriday and the Monday for your Revelation teaching.
    I also have also able to bring two of my sisters into the fold. Thank you for the information and truth you bring.
    Blessings to you in Jesus Name

    1. Author

      Thank you! And that’s wonderful news about your sisters. God is good!

  5. Sharon and Derek:

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into your ministries. I have watched many episodes of SciFriday, various appearances on Skywatch TV programing, and most recently, Unraveling Revelation. You made mention on several recent programs, including this audio, about your thoughts on the earthquake following the breaking of the 6th seal as being the rapture. The observation on earthquakes corresponding to resurrection is both novel and intriguing and I intend to study the subject more. Thank you.

    I do have a question though and would like your thoughts. If John is caught up to the throne room in heaven and witnesses the Lamb break each of the seals and at the breaking of the sixth seal, the scripture reads ” v12 And I beheld, when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake…” and that earthquake is triggered by the resurrection of the believers…. How does the timing and scriptural revelation of Paul’s mystery fit in? ….”Behold, I show you a mystery”…..”For the Lord himself shall descend with a shout….and the dead in Christ shall rise first….”

    Thanks again — I really enjoy your interaction and joy in the wonderful example of a loving, Christian partnership.

    1. Author

      Hi, Karen: Thank you for your note! We believe that John and Paul describes the same event.

      1. Thanks Derek. I’m still trying to reconcile John in 3rd heaven “beholding” the Lord opening the 6th seal and the earthquake following with Paul, on the earth saying the Lord himself shall descend (to 1st or 2nd heaven)…with the trump of God…[here comes the earthquake] and the dead in Christ rise. In other words, the two authors placing the Lord in two different locations just prior to the earthquake. Is this an account of Christ’s omnipresence or am I missing something? P.S. Really enjoyed your humor in the Susan Rice story on today’s (5/21/20) Five in Ten. 🙂

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