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Jesus is Enough to Know God

Living in the Light / Anne Graham Lotz
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November 8, 2020 3:00 pm

Jesus is Enough to Know God

Living in the Light / Anne Graham Lotz

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November 8, 2020 3:00 pm

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This is a engram lots God says Jesus is not unique son and there's no one like you. He stands in the unique solitude of himself.

Jesus is the son of God and is also the Savior of the world you're living in a like a weekly study of God's word with Bible teacher engram lots in her series.

Jesus is enough to know God exactly today teaching from the book of chapter 1 years and Jesus is enough to know God, because it is the also he's enough to know God exactly because it is humanity in his humanity is the son of God. In verse four it says he superior to the angel, and angels don't know enough about them to satisfy all of our curiosity, but we know they don't die we know they don't get married. We know they don't have children. We know they are incredibly strong. We know they are the highest of the created intelligences in the universe we know they live. The closest to God's throne of anybody we know there covered with eyes injuries are very alert. They have lots of wings meeting the really quick and there's strong that been created by God, and they live to serve God and the ministers of his who do his pleasure organize they have emotions verse four says that the name that he has inherited is superior to theirs and us trying to think of their names you know, what does that mean I thought of the names of three angels in Scripture, only three are not. Maybe somebody here knows more than that, but I know that Michael is an archangel, and Michael. We associate with war because he's the commander of the heavenly host armies of heaven and we think of him in the military under Ms. Gabriel is the messenger of God's memory brought the message to Mary to tell that she was going to conceive and have a son, and we associate him with the word of God and there's Lucifer the one who was like the son of the morning, that the bright star that most fabulous angel never been created next to God himself strong, capable, and Lucifer wanted to be God and in the pride of his heart.

He lifted himself up and rebelled against God, and you know the story were God through him out of heaven and Lucifer was thrown out of heaven.

He took one third of the angels with him, we think of that one third is the fallen angels, Lucifer of course is Satan and the fallen angels are the demons are at his disposal, and why God would allow him to land on planet Earth. I don't know when we get to heaven will ask him about that and I know it has to do with them.

God's purpose in our lives and all of that but but he's the prince and power of this world and Lucifer rules and reigns here, but under the authority of course of the one who is overall even Jesus Christ and the writer to the Hebrews essay that Jesus is superior to any angel you can name, including Lucifer and so when we think of the devil and maybe in particular.

All the little gremlins in the goblins and ghosts in the demons. I was watching some of those talk shows last night or interviewing witches and people like this and is incredible. The credibility they give people like that. And no matter who these people are and what they can conjure up in whatever they do whatever they say in the power they can call on is greater than Jesus. When God raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand up all authority under his feet doesn't matter how far you going the universe what blackhole you fall into her. How far down you go.

Depths of hell. How far out you go.

Doesn't matter what the power visible or invisible. Jesus Christ is superior to any and all of them and he's the son of God is greater in verse five says, for which of the angels that God ever say you are my son did they have become your father again. I will be his father and he will be my son. Jesus has a unique relationship with God, and what we think of the devil. He's not the equivalent of Jesus, the devil is not omnipotent. He's not omniscient is not omnipresent. He's not like you have a good one. The next Jesus and Abaddon like that's the devil. The devil is a fallen angel. He's not the son of God. Jesus has a unique relationship with God and to be God's son doesn't mean he is less than God's are like you have a an older one and a younger one and a lesser one. It means that he's of the same essence the same personality disempower the same character Jesus is God just in a different form so to speak, and he is the son of God and people say were all sons of God, knowing not Jesus is the unique son of God were sons of God in the center were created by God's image, to know him, but were not sons of God in the sense that we are little God and the new age people tell us that will have little God and thought ourselves and you know they just have amnesia get him to wake him up through meditation and yoga and some other sort of techniques but but that's not true.

When all God's there is one son unique son of God and we might as well who says so this is God's testimony verse five God says you are my son today have become your father.

Or, again, I will be his father and he will be my son. Verse six and again God says that all God's angels worship him. Verse seven.

Speaking of the angels, God says he makes his angels wings a servant's claims are far but about the son God says, look at this. You are thrown. Oh God will last forever and ever.

Although I do see that God is speaking about Jesus and saying your throne. Oh God calling him God. Verse 10 God also says in the beginning, oh Lord, speaking of Jesus referring to Ms. Lord you laid the foundations of the earth. Verse 13. Which of the angels did God ever say sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet. Satan tried to calm on God's throne and he got thrown out of heaven, God invites Jesus to sit there because it's his right. Jesus is the son of God. And so when people today say even within the church and Mohammed and Buddha and Jesus are all equal playing and also have the same side then your contradicting God's own testimony because God says Jesus is my unique son and is no one like him. He stands in the unique solitude of himself. Jesus is the son of God, and he also is the Savior of the world.

Chapter 2 verse one we must pay more careful attention.

Therefore, to what we have heard so that we don't drift away and I believe this is a verse for you and me today and are almost polytheistic, pluralistic, politically correct society. We need to pay more careful attention to what we've heard MS in whatever yards with her debts.

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We have heard that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life because God so loved you and me that he gave us his only begotten son, that when we place our faith in him we would not perish, but we would have everlasting life.

Jesus on the way, the truth, the life, no one hey I means nobody, no Buddhists, no Baptists, no Muslim, no more money no Methodists, no Presbyterian, no Harry Krishna. No Catholic, no charismatic no one will come to the father except they come through me because exploits is is only one name given under heaven. Among men, whereby you can be saved and is the name cheese Jesus is the Savior of the work pay more careful attention to what you've heard you paying careful attention to what this is. This is what we heard is if our Bibles Genesis to Revelation. Pay more careful attention that we can learn how to rear for ourselves and study it for ourselves and teach it for ourselves and saturate ourselves and that we would pay more careful attention that we don't drift away. Most people I know of were going to hell don't intend to go there. They're just drifting there because it not paying careful attention to what God said and what we've heard you have a problem with exclusiveness of the gospel. Sometimes when I do interviews with some of these secular programs that try to pin you down on it you mean that the only way to God is through Jesus, is that narrow isn't that exclusive you mean Jews are going to happen. You mean on a God-fearing Muslim is not going to happen and again and again I say you know this isn't my idea. This is what I've said this is what the Bible says, and for myself when I say this necessarily on a talk show, but for myself, you know, God created us because he loved us and you want us to know him in a personal right. Love permanent relationship and were the ones that rebelled against the said no thank you. We don't want that and is our sin that separated us from God and to me the wonder of wonders is that he's even provided one might even have to provide even one lady and his grace and his love for us that would provide a way to have trouble with exclusiveness of the gospel. I'm just so grateful that we have a way and that God in his grace.

For whatever reason is revealed that way to me and by God's grace have responded and claimed Christ as my Savior and with all of the heart, not only do I want to know them, but I want to make him known to the other people can find a way to, he's the son of God. He is the Savior of the world. Verse two if the message spoke about angels was bonding and not just speaking of the Old Testament law shall take my word for it in every violation and disobedience received is just punishment.

How shall we escape, if we ignore such a great salvation. This salvation which was first announced by the Lord was confirmed to us by those who heard and that speaking of the apostles and the apostles wrote on New Testament and is the New Testament that confirms all that would bring say and so pay careful attention to what you've heard, which is the rest of the New Testament in the Old Testament to and God will make an excuse for is how can we give an excuse to God for not paying attention to what he is given us the people in this they didn't have a written Bible like this, not something they can easily turn to and read in the plan are privileged, you and I have money to pay more careful attention to that we don't drift away and if they were severely punished when they didn't have access to something like this one. How God will hold us accountable for something to think they hold us accountable for what we have opportunity to know in our country we have opportunity to notice how much so much available to us pay careful attention. Yes, how much to say to us. We don't want to doubt it or disobey it or dilute it or disregard it is confirmed by the apostles as confirmed by the Holy Spirit in verse four. God also testified to by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will and my personal devotion, been reading acts and it's been so wonderful and have loved going back and seeing the way God confirmed all of this in the early church when the Jews that had been the way you come to God is through the ceremonies and sacrifices for 1500 years and all of a sudden Jesus of Nazareth comes on the scene and says he's a fulfillment of the law and is crucified and dead buried. He rose from the dead he went back to heaven and now the whole system is changed is a revolution is come we have Pentecost when the Holy Spirit is given to the disciples and the believers in and they preach the gospel but is a phenomenal thing is that 1500 years as being sort of turned around and now you can come into God's presence in our purse like the indwelling of the Holy Spirit you repent of your sin was phenomenal and so is such a radical change that God needed to confirm it in a spectacular way. And so he gave the signs and miracles and all that to confirm that, but the apostles were saying were the truth that Jesus is the son of God now love as seen in acts chapter 3, right after Pentecost, Peter and John are going back into the temple and his name is been paralyzed since birth is being carried out so we can bag man looks at the master silver and golden.

Peter and John look at him and say we don't have silver and global what we do have a going to give you the name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk in the man in the name of Jesus, the miracle was done, it just electrified Jerusalem and 5000 people were brought to Christ that day and it was incredible how God used signs and miracles and wonders to confirm what was said in the early church, and I know God does things like that. The day not quite in that fashion.

That was a unique. In church history to confirm the gospel to confirm the teachings of the apostles, but he still does miracles today. I was in Cardiff, Wales girl wrote me a note after having come to our survival there and she she was a young girl that 18 years of age and she said and she said for several years now been filled with anger and rage so deeply depressed. Her mother told me she didn't speak. She said I was on drugs and she said I came to just give me Jesus to know what to expect. She saw about me with thunderbolt.

Maybe God would strike me dead and she said that there and she's never was so overwhelmed with a sense of love and she said when you gave the invitation she's I came to the cross that brought my sin to the cross and asked for forgiveness.

I know I've been clan and she's I cannot tell you the choice it's in my heart every day. I can't wait to get up and deny myself and take up my cross and follow Jesus and she said thank you for answering the craft. My heart just give me Jesus.

That's a miracle that's a miracle in Jesus.

The fact that he dad on the cross. He's risen from the dead. He's ascended and they have any sense of the throne of God. The confirmation of that is not only the word of God and what the apostles have told us, which is in our New Testament and the truth of God's word but it's and what we see in life change in people's lives are dramatically changed and alcoholics were able to break that habit of marriages that are reconciled in a little girl like this who hasn't spoken for several years now be speaking praises in the name of Jesus. That's a miracle and the only reason for it is because Jesus is he's confirmed. The New Testament confirmed the miracles he does around us many changes people's lives in response to the gospel is the Savior of the world is a son of God and he is the Lord of all is crowned with glory. Verse seven you made him a little lower than the angels you crowned him with glory and honor. He's been crowned with glory. He's crowned with authority.

You've put everything under his feet and putting everything under him.

God let nothing that is not subject to him. Listen to me, that means nothing. That means is no government, no ruler, no problem, no crisis, no disaster, nothing is not under his authority think it's appropriate for you and me to respond and say, God, you have something to say to us through this we trying to get her attention. I want to listen to you this time.

I want you to have to repeat it in some stronger fashion so he's been crowned with authority and and we know these things have been allowed from him because everything under his all things. Nothing is not subject to him, crowned with glory, crowned with authority, crowned with humanity, but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, not crowned with glory and honor because he suffered that so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone, in bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering and the one is the creator of the universe, the sustainer of all say knows what it's like to be tired and weary and hungry and thirsty and he knows what it's like to pray all night in the same and to enjoy the company of others and the be and saw what you do know what it's like to be criticized and persecuted Milan he was crowned with humanity and crowned with victory.

Verse 14 since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of Jesus has been crowned with victory over the devil, and the greatest weapon the devil had was sin that leads to death and separation from God and Jesus is taken from them I was sharing with the young friend this past week someone is going to spiritual warfare and was just terrified so so terrified. Tears were coming down his Jeep and I told him you don't have to focus on me. Keep your focus on Jesus is been crowned with victory over the enemy. One of the things that came to my mind they share with this young friend was when the greatest victory that the devil ever heads is greatest, most shining moment was the cross when he manipulated those people to crucify the son of God and Jesus allowed it. And Jesus gave his life and Jesus died on the cross of Jesus was buried in that tomb and Satan did everything he could to keep him in that but that was his greatest moment in Jesus. Who knew that that would be the devil shining moment when he was having dinner with his disciples the night before he was betrayed of the night he was betrayed remember he took the cup that represented his suffering and his death and Satan shining moment and he took the company gave to his father because he knew his father would use even Satan for his own purpose and allow Satan to manipulate that in and bring Jesus to the cross because it was God's own purpose that Jesus would go to the cross and Jesus would give his life and giving his life on the cross and rising from the dead he would snatch the victory from the devil and the sting from the grave and he would be crowned with authority over everything. So when something dreadful comes in July has the devil been knocking at your door. As he attacked in some way. I tell you what if he hasn't sort of wonder what you're involved in, because I think he's just pulling out all the stops you talk to people in ministry people really trying to live for Christ and is never been so hard and the attack is so fierce we can take it from my father say because nothing comes into my life as a child of God that God doesn't allow for purpose. All things work together for good. That doesn't mean my comfort my health and what that means I conformity to Christ the ultimate good for me is that they conform to the image of Jesus and so all things work together for good when I can. God's purpose, even the things that Satan throws at me and God teaches me were going to learn that in Hebrews that he uses those things that teach us and train us and conform us to the image of his son to get your eyes off the devil put your eyes on Jesus is the Lord of all, he's been crowned with humanity and glory and authority in victory. He has victory over that devil appear in the mountains. I was raised right across the valley and from time to time I was growing up.

Just because we're in the mountains we kill snakes.

I think we have the four most poisonous snakes in the country right here in North Carolina and and I can remember when would run over the head of a copperhead or Rattlesnake or we kill them in some way was most interesting thing in the Mountaineer people would have a saying.I know it's true because I've seen it, but you can crush the serpent's head, and you can kill him, but his body twitches until sundown and have seen that happen and you sort of stay away from this they can ease that, but the body still twitches, and Genesis chapter 3 verse 15 God promised Adam and Eve. That's he would send the seed of the woman you member whose heel would be bruised but it would crush the serpent said it was a prophecy of Jesus whose heel would be bruised. That wasn't a mortal wound but thinking of the cross. But when he rose from the dead he would crush the head of the serpent. He would utterly destroy the power of the devil and Satan has been crush you not just putting up with the body twitch pretty powerful body twitch but is a defeated foe.

He's like a toothless tiger is like a puff of smoke Jesus as the victory he has authority over the devil to put your eyes on Jesus is the exact representation exact the revelation of God. Any man in his humanity is the son of God, the Savior of the world and the Lord of chapter 3, verse one. Therefore, holy brothers and sisters who share in the heavenly calling in with the heavenly calling to know God to make him known.

Six. Your thoughts and choose what because Jesus is enough. He's all you need to know God and how can that be is because of his is exact representation of God's glory and God's grace and God's greatness is exact in Revelation of what's on God's mind and in God's heart and on God's hand and because it is humanity is the Savior of the world and he is the son of God is the Lord you want to know God.

Jesus is enough. Would you fix your thought on now here's a man with this final word. John 118 says, although no one is ever seen God God the one and only son who is at the father's side, has made him known. I love the story of the mother who talked her small son into bed. He began to whimper and cry when she gently inquired what was wrong between sniffles, explained he missed his daddy knowing the boy's father would not be back for several days. The mother hug the little boy telling him to wait just one minute she slipped out of the room and returned with a picture of the little boy's father in her hand. She placed it beside him in the bed and told him that when he was especially lonely for his daddy. He could just look at the picture and be assured.

His father loved him and was coming back soon. The little boy gazed at the smiling face of his father, staring out at him from the framed photograph then the tears began slipping down his cheeks.

Once again, as he said simply.

I wish daddy would just step out of the picture. Our father in his mercy and grace has stepped out of the picture. His name is Jesus. Listen to me.

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