The lesson on December 15, 2019 was part 36 of the "Genesis" study. In today's lesson, Wayne continues to provide clarity on the three spheres of blessings but took time to analyze the four deportations of Israel. This was a little detour from Genesis but is in response to some questions Wayne received from part 35 of Genesis around the three spheres of blessings. Wayne took us back to end of the Old Testament CANON (Chronologically). He took us through the four deportations: 1).2 Chronicles 33.11 – Manasseh. 2).2 Chronicles 36.6 – Jehoiakim (possibly Daniel included Dan 1.1). 3).2 Chronicles 36.10 – Jehoiachin (2Kings 24.14, Mordecai Est.2.5,6). 4).2 Chronicles 36.20 – Zedekiah (2 Kings 25, Nehemiah also). We get clarity of the metaphors used with Israel including the bride and adoption. We learn that an adoption has with it responsibilities and an inheritance. He also pointed out our adoption which has unique responsibilities and inheritance. The scripture reading was from 2 Chronicles 36:22-23 KJV
"22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The Lord his God be with him, and let him go up."