Nov 14, 2018
OPENING ILLUSTRATION: Do you remember these things? [map slide] This is an ancient artifact from back in the bible times called a map. In the olden times people used these to navigate from one place to another. Can you image handing these to a teen today [Map find the mall]. Practically every family in this room has a devise that serves as a Global Positioning System [GPS]. We tell it where we want to go, it identifies where we are at, it finds our destination and it charts a course, many give every turn by turn directions. It’s a new day.
GPS works because of a concept called TRIANGULATION and a mathematical formula called TRILATERATION. Simply put - your phone knows where you are located based upon where you are relative to satellites orbiting above you.
When we look at Scripture we see it employs a similar strategy in a spiritual sense. The Bible constantly views this present world in relation to Revelation and Culmination. In other words:
As we understand more about those two aspects of reality - the more we will understand how to make good and God honoring decisions in the present.
CONTEXT: Now Genesis 27 is what is called an Anti-type. So in other words I can’t show you how a person honored the principles of Revelation and Culmination in Gen. 27, but I can show you the sad circumstances that occurred when someone ignored those two things.