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January 1, 2022 7:00 pm
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee...
The Baptist Bible lower now comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will be and Bradley Junior rebutting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and in a and on all and he is in my reading and in C and see no. My all my eyes and messages are a blessing to you let us know about it and will certainly appreciate it if you can help with the financial support of the program. You can write us at Baptist Bible Auerbach 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217, or make a donation at our website at Baptist Bible. Our talk or continue today with the message entitled, never alone. The text is Hebrews chapter 13 verses five and six let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have for the said I will never leave me nor forsake the so that we may boldly say Lord is my helper and I will not fear what man should do Huntley show was with that text. We first talked about confidence how we can have absolute confidence in the promises of God. Then we went on to talk about comfort and then will go on to talk about courage and contentment low in the very painful experience.
I remember when I was a young boy was taken to the hospital to have my appendix removed. The mother told me later that she had planned to spend the night with me in the hospital and the nurse insisted that she leave she said the study, not be alert in the morning so there's no need for you to stay here.
You just gone home. You come back in the morning. Well I don't know the exact time frame but not long after they left I may have still been groggy but I knew enough to know that mother wasn't there again to say where is my mother where's my mother nursing say when she she she got back. I wonder now I want to see my mother where's my mother and this went on all over the night and it was a painful experience of feeling to be very much alone we find these words Psalm 2710 my father and my mother forsake me. Then the Lord will take me up that my mother had intentionally forsaken him. She just appeared that way by the nurse that didn't know fully what would transpire to people who felt indeed. Mother and father did forsake.
It's often the case was about to say. Well, my father was an alcoholic or my mother was a drug addict and save for some of here's the promise. If mother and father was dear Stephen, the type of nature, should forsake you, ignore you, disappoint you is as then the Lord would take up the rock leave us in that type of arrangement, one might fear saying I just don't know the outcome of the know the consequences.
I remember Martin Bates was a member of this church is always an encouragement to me. He attended faithfully when it was his night vision's usual comment when he shook hands with me going out the door while I learned something that always encourage me to think there's a man in his 90s and hasn't given up on learning something he still wants to learn he took a trip driving himself to Florida when he was about 98 years old.
I think he continued driving to leaders 99. Then I visited him in the nursing home, but I think he was hundred and one and getting near the end, it always been a strong stalwart individual. Remember that day when he said that need comfort Huntley comfort farmer. Having prayed with him said, I want to tell you about the one and give you the comfort you need, you knowing because you've trusted them for many years you've expressed her love for the gospel for Jesus Christ the Savior centers. He's the friend that sticks closer than a brother. He will give you the comfort Isaiah 46 verse four says, and even to your old age. I am even more. Hairs will I carry you I have made and I will bear even I will carry and will deliver you.
So the promises even to old age that only his essay will not desert you are not forsake you what promise when your weak and fragile and you say like you just barely get along will carry it good to know then that the God that we worship the God who is the sovereign Craig, the God who rules over all things is also describing himself as the God of comfort.
Second Corinthians chapter 1 verse three Blessed be God. Even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and the God of all comfort. Love reading that whatever the company is unique in the source of all of these is the God of all comfort in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the corporate wherewith we ourselves are comforted he comforts us. He comforts us by the application of his word. He comforts us when we read and claim these promises he comforts us by the presence of the Holy Spirit to pick us up and strengthen us as we go along the way and he comforts us so that we can comfort others. By the same comfort wherewith we ourselves have been comfort or comfort, never about Neff never never and encourage courage is needed when we feel forsaken and got a set forsake you. But the psalmist describe those days when there was a deep feeling that the Lord forgotten about me remembers me wise my circumstance so difficult. Why is my burden so heavy by my going through these difficulties. Psalmist said in Psalm 77 verse seven. Will the Lord cast off forever will it be favorable no more than ever been there six just truck the horse forgot just like peace is his mercy clean gone forever.this promise fail for a couple more God forgotten to be gracious, happy, and anger shut up his tender mercies struggle. I need courage to five. If I feel that God forsaken me. How can I continue course.
But what encouragement to know that he is with us even when we do not feel that he is there even though we're not sensible of his presence that still the problems remain referred to that promise that he made to Jacob. Following that night for the Lord visited him and it says in Genesis 28 verse 16 and Jacob awaked out of his sleep and he said surely the Lord is in this place and I knew it not.
So even in those dark times to your sanctuary is the Lord, why has the Lord allowed this difficulty to come in life. Lord I don't understand this whole even when you're having that feeling just as Jacob said the Lord was in the place and I do not. The Lord is there. You don't understand all that he's doing but is working all things together for your good and for the glory of his name, remember when we were setting the Hosea talks about the Lord said, I lifted up Ephraim and taught him to go. It wasn't aware of that he didn't recognize that he didn't know that I was little and picking him up.
Times were not sensible that he is near at hand, but the fact is, he has not forsaken us courage is needed when were going to be going forward as we think about entering this new year where what lies ahead with little or going to have to face Mira how rough the path may be better how often were going to be traveling in the dark times of the night when Joshua was getting ready to lead the people we refer to this earlier, but it was this be strong and of good courage, fear not, don't be afraid. Why, for the Lord God. God, he it is that doth go with the and will not say leave nor forsake the joke promise to encourage all of us as we look to the year ahead.
Knowing that no matter what the circumstances might be. It might be a time is of the greatest blessings we never enjoyed and there's a tendency when things are going well not to depend so direct the Lord's will, but wherever it brings spiritual awakening at time a revival at time of great blessing or time of trial or difficulty. We need not fear as we go in to the new territory of the new year and then we need courage when Satan the future of the brethren accuses us our own conscience accuses us our sin mounts up before us and we get the question how could God love me when such a miserable failure, sin is so great. David struggled when he was convicted of his great sin. In Psalm 51 verse 11. He says parents may not away from thy presence sense of guilt was so great he knew his sin was so enormous that he would not of been surprised if the Lord had cast him away.
Why would God not texting away. I would God be gracious to him that would God be merciful to him so he prays Lord Chesley not awake and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
But now he says in verse 17 the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit broken and contrite heart, O God, now will the spa's so you come before the Lord with a broken heart have had people actually save me some time alive. I don't know if I'm broken. I don't know if I'm down deep enough. I know I'm sin greatly but maybe I'm not breathing enough that you see God's promise is not based on the degree of your repentance, or even the strength of your faith didn't say I will never leave the if you meet the standard that standard of the S. I will never leave in Psalm 103 cents and the 10th verse he hath not dealt with us for our sins are rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him as far as the east is from the land so far have we removed our transgressions from us. Inspected the note so you may be struggling about the fact that you see yourself to be such a great singer you wonder that he could love you are fearful that you have agreed sufficiently that you have come with a broken heart that would be pleasing to God not dealt with us according to our sin. It certainly it would be just the cast is off. It's over. The cause of his mercy of the grace that's given us of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ that he can still be just and the justifier of him to believe that Jesus is removed. Our sin like as a father. His children sold the Lord. Them that fear him, for he knows our frame. We remember that we are dust and he knows our weakness. He remembers not frame he forgives Darcy's Peter's failure. Peter had mostly said Lord I will be with the no matter what others might forsake you. But not me is the very one three times than not is Lord said he didn't know this man had not met his follower.
How Could it be that a man who'd been with Jesus for three years and been used in many capacities now is blatantly denying him she might look at that scene is that when it's all over for Peter. He's proven himself to be a false professor after this public denial of Jesus certainly is not one of the forgiven Jesus without after the resurrection instruction was given. Go tell Peter. Peter was obviously cast down and broken. Jesus makes it a point to meet with him and talk him and inquired about his love officer for caving and placed him to preach powerfully on the day of Pentecost and to continue an effective ministry and to write a portion of the New Testament. That's amazing Grace ex-cons love never leave the site because somebody might be a little concerned but you can make it sound like you could just go down the wrong path and it didn't make any difference.love genuine court appointment to remember the book of Hosea is chapter 2 verse six Lord was speaking about how he would deal with his wayward people and a set output forms in your path to be with you, but the way I want to be with you is to put thorns in the past when you're on the wrong path so that you become uncomfortable and repent. Yes, please let us please let this even when he changed the Lord loves he chastens every son whom we received some facts and evidence of such. He loves you enough not to tolerate you continue going to the wrong direction.
He will chase his wonderful love and grace is such that even what we have sin. There is forgiveness, courage when you do all kinds of docs?
You may well want to see my true believer. What really don't stay. Satan may sometimes instill in found in your mind and your reading the Bible say I have confidence in this book and I don't really believe that the Bible is God's book brief time the just for a moment to sit up in total my life that there is a God is not all kinds of dance can come your way. But the good news is that we have a great high priest whom we can turn Hebrews chapter 4 verse 15 for we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are yet with out sin. Let us therefore in view of this view, the fact that we have a great high priest who will hear us, therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy mercy which we desperately need that grace to help. We need help grace to help in time of need. I will not say when you're doubting asked the question how could God forsake Juan that he had chosen and whose name was placed in his book before the foundation of the world. How could God turn away from one who was redeemed by the blood of his son Jesus Christ. How could God give up on one in whose heart he had begun the work within chapter 1 verse six says he that going to work good work and you will perform it under the name Jesus Christ. He says he will not want to give up. He's not going to forsake you not going to turn away. Forsake Juan that has been drawn with the power of the Holy Spirit. Quicken made a new creature in Christ Jesus, born again and reverse all that great experience. How could he turn from one who is been adopted into his family and turnabout been adopted by his grace. How could he possibly turn one is now called his child. How could he ignore the everlasting covenant, break the promises so many many promises that is made, and destroy the inheritance that is reserved for you in heaven. All our God is immutable. Our God could be dependent upon his promises are reliable. Consider some of the promises.
Isaiah chapter 41 verse 10 says fear thou not I am with me. That's what we talked about never alone. God says I am with Isaiah 49 verse 15 can a woman forget her sucking child that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb. Yet, they may forget that being so incredible have a woman forget her nursing child, but even if they should forget, I will not forget the whole I have grave in the upon the palms of my hands walls are continually before me your name great on the palm of God's hand way to express to you that you have a connection with him. He's not going to think about two and then he says Isaiah 43 verse two when Bob passes through the waters one will be with the never alone you pass into the deep waters the cold waters never alone in Psalm 23 verse four yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
You believe his promise and probably could know the Bible for 11 how then can we sit idly by and learn and grieve and complain and say I feel so much alone. God says if you are one of the you never, never alone and then he speaks of contentment. Contentment no place for covetousness, no place for envy and jealousy and greed, but to be thankful for what you have content with what you have, because God's grace you have you break give us this day our daily bread, and he gives it he provides it for you every good and perfect gift comes down from the father above, no fear, he says of what man can booty wait a minute. Such specs are big problems. Fear what man can do to make certain things man can do to you, man can sue you lie about your booked into jail. Take your life. If God's prophets. But here's something man can do. Man cannot prevent the Lord being with you if indeed you are soon and you are lied about, and you are harmed and you are jail. Paul and Silas in jail singing at the midnight hour, the Lord was there they witnessed a great conversion of the chaser came to faith in Christ. But what about death. Well, think about Stephen was stoned to death.as a martyr for the cause of Christ was the Lord with laws. He looked straight into heaven and saw Jesus standing up writing a welcome about what awaited God to see Jesus before you get there, I be with you, even in the hour of death.
Psalm 118 verse six says Lord is on my side I will not fear what man can do to be the fear man is a snare fear man can cause you to be incapacitated in the service of God influence to the point that you failed to stand firmly for the faith once delivered on the saints to do the things that would be to God's honor because you're afraid to be criticized afraid of what somebody might say what somebody might do it says we're not fear my two possible for man to separate us from the love of God. Romans chapter 8 verse 35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ tribulation will sometimes in the deepest trials you can feel like a separate trial cannot separate our districts are persecution or famine or nakedness, or peril, or sword is written, for thy sake we are killed all the daylong account of the sheep for the slaughter.
Now here's the answer.
Who can separate us may not. No one, absolutely no one, no playing, no circumstance, no condition, whatever it is, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him. The club is fine persuaded that neither death nor life, not angels or principalities, or powers of things present, things to come. Any other creature Able to separate us from the love of God which is given us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Is that not enough just turn joy in your soul and say whatever the future hold whatever may come. I am not alone and nothing can separate me from the when you discourage, remember, I will never leave the regular press.
Remember never alone when you're fearful.
Remember never alone when you're doubting never alone when you're confused, never alone when you're suffering. Anxiety never alone when you're feeling lonely never alone when you're facing that I will be with me, never alone. I wish that everybody here could say that promise, but some of you have never come by faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and you can't claim that promise you here's another promise. Jesus says him that cometh under the no wise cast to come to him by faith and you can say never alone.
You have to say it's thighs grace that he probably never alone. I see all I will courage and hope that gives incentives we introduce you remember the promises of God to remember, we are never alone. We face whenever we encounter Lord has problems with righteousness week next week at the same time in the Lord richly bless you all and maybe he is the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217.
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