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December 13, 2021 12:55 am
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Portions of the program may be prerecorded resistant by radio what's right what's left is coming out right now. Welcome to another additional what's right with left on this this December 12 the Sunday 2021 and the title of my messages.
Many babies have become a king with only one king ever became a baby but here it is Christmas time again and when everyone's thinking about as we look back and Jesus is the reason for the season, we see the manger scenes the nativity scenes everywhere, and we think about that baby born that night, but that is just a little bit a bit of the awesome also story what happened way, way, way before that you know you and I we will often talk about hunt here. We are so extremely limited. Today would comes to time, we can.
We only have the here and now. That's all we have the right here, the right now we cannot reclaim even a minute ago is gone and we may not have five minutes from now. We may not have so will have the here and I would sit with God. That's not the case and when you think about it this thing we call time when it's time well time is the measured period in which an action or process or condition exists or continues with the management of happening to happening moment to moment. And here we will always see time going with space them. It's really hard to try to imagine an existence before there was this thing which we call time and yet that existed there did exist, there was a period in which there was no measurement but try to imagine an empty universe with nothing but emptiness, then try to imagine a a preexistent a pre-existing entity that's omnipotent, meaning that he has unlimited unlimited power to do anything, to do anything, but whatever he does will always be in harmony with his perfect nature met individually call God today is right where do you get this right from his word right from this King James Bible that I'm reading here and so here and think about the formative you will hear God has created the cosmos and here this planet Earth were living in is so small compared to some of the planets of their and is just one of who knows how many did you ever stop and think that I know I pondered this sometimes when I stood outside on a clear starry night looking up at the stars and I wondered where does the universe start nor does it in and are in our world and our life.
What we all of us and everything there is a beginning and there's an end of the time were born that were conceived until the time we give up the ghost is everything that we are used to has a beginning and an end. This radio program tonight this message has a beginning and an end.
But think about that existence. That has no beginning, that has no end. It is very very hard to even try to imagine a universe out there that's that's unlimited that has no limitations that has no borders that has no beginning, that has no in the just goes on and on, Lisa. What went, what are you talking about all that because all of that is about the awesome, the awesomeness of Almighty God.
Not worth we were sitting away the minute you were talking about you just talk about a kitten that became a baby it yet. That's right, this King that were referring to was preexistent.
He existed even before even before there was this this thing that we call time the measured period in which an action or process work to new condition exists or continues. Now add to all of that the decedent's illness since meaning that he knows all things that exists in actuality he knows all of the variables concerning things that have not occurred yet. He knows all the future events. Is it when I just can't again imagine a hug hug. Could that possibly be well here because God is a eternal and he knows all things. In one eternal act.
God's knowledge is intuitive in nature. It is immediate, not coming through the senses is simultaneous, not it's not acquired through observation or any or reason God's knowledge is actual God's knowledge is complete and it's according to reality. Think about that. Now think about that all of the ways that we obtain knowledge would by sight, hearing God is far beyond that he doesn't do it in that his knowledge is complete not just about the here and the now about the future when all the way back all the way back way farther back back beyond time itself where this eternal God has a complete and total knowledge of everything that has happened, everything that is happening now throughout the universe, not just throughout the world, not just about your little world my little world. But throughout the entire universe. Everything that is happening. God has perfect knowledge is it will. How could that possibly be will, according to man's standards. It is not possible, but but God's power. God's authority God's knowledge is well. It has no limitations in is it what I just I just can't. I can't wrap my brain around that. How can I possibly even try to we can't. That's what God's Word, the Bible tells you that he's told his word that will his ways are so much higher so much higher than is now the question is will we ever will we ever ever learn or have knowledge of some of these things. Those of us that are saved. Those listed one day will be entering into eternity and will start a process a never ending process of learning in it will be eternal.
But will we ever ever ever begin to learn even a fraction of what God knows. Even if we have all of eternity. To do that that's that's a question, imagine that it's God in the totality of his essence without diffusion or expansion or multiplication or division penetrates and he fills the entire universe. He fills the entire universe and all its parts. That's what you call omnipresence God is omnipresent again. That's that is another one of those where I do that because nobody even knows nobody would notice if the universe has a beginning or an end and if it does have a beginning and it does have an end. What is beyond that beginning what is beyond that in nobody knows that yet.
Well, somebody does the one who created all that he knows exactly what Souther the question will we ever know, will we ever know all of what God has to teach us. Even if we have all of eternity.
Let's turn to hundred 39 so hundred 39. So starting with verse seven we read this.
Whether shall I go from thy Spirit. Whether shall I flee from my presence if I ascend up into heaven north there. If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me in the right hand shall hold me and advise a short of the darkness shall cover me even night shall be light about me gay in the darkness hide is not from the but the night shine with as the day in the darkness of the light are both alike to the so is making a point here and the point is, first of all there's no place in existence where God is not there now often you'll hear statements okay and will alike. What was even some of Scripture.
We talked about a whirlwind, but he was done and that the cement meaning that that his will was not there or his purpose was not there but what would David is saying here is that God had given him this knowledge to know that he his presence is complete and total everywhere, and when we think about the cement again trying to just trying to conceive the scope of the universe what it's in a just, well, they constrain your brain just sitting in and thinking about all of this, but that we know that we serve an awesome God, a really awesome God not only talk about who this God is when we we referred to many many many babies have become kings. Oil became that ever existed out there. One point was a baby, but there's only one scene that ever became baby. In other words, the preexistent are preexistent. God became flesh. No auto turnover to the gospel of John chapter 2 and you always hear it often you hear holy Mary mother of God will Mary was a wonderful woman and where it comes to us that she is been blessed amongst all women, but Mary was not the mother of God.
She was the mother of the Christ child.
She was the mother of the Christ child.
But even at that point, God being omnipresent in this we see as we go through the Christmas story dear Lou, as he was in one part as a babe lying in a manger at that very same time not very far away.
He was speaking to shepherds in the field. Meaning, yes he was. He was here in the presence of the baby but it was also there in the presence of the shepherds and the Angels of heaven, we read here over and John chapter 1 in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Now the Greek philosophy of the word was was the divine essence. That means that he'll all things together and the source of eternal life, and again in the Hebrew Scripture. The word again was the agent of creation the source of God's messages to his people through the prophets Hosea chapter 1 verse two and God the Word was God's law, his holiness, the prophets, Psalm one 1911 and again in the great philosophy. The word was the divine essence again and hello things together so God's idea pattern for creation. According here as we take a look at John's description shows clearly that he is speaking of none other than our Lord Jesus and get in the beginning was the work and the word was with God and the Word was God. Now here this passage of Scripture predates every other passage of Scripture in the Bible.
This actually predates Genesis because he is talking about in the beginning but then here we know the guy was preexistent so what.
And that's that's the question. Where was the beginning was there as we know in our definition of beginning. I'm going to I been doing a lot of preaching today so I might have to step over here for just a minute and OpenMail little bottle of this tonic water and wet my whistle.
What happens is when you are doing is what speaking is.
I do sometimes the old vocal cords get dried out. So here now we go back another same was in the beginning with God. So again in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God in the same was in the beginning week. I don't know. We know that's listed from Genesis to Revelation, we see the very same pattern of creation from beginning to the end of God's work and that is God the father always gave the marching orders God the son always carried them out in the Holy Ghost always provided the power. It's the same God is immutable, he is unchanging and God is a triune being God consists of the father son and the Holy Ghost, not three gods but one God with three-person and according to Genesis 126 God made man in his image and that means we have a body soul and spirit were triune beings. He goes on to say all things all things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was making them when God created he made something from nothing, because we are created beings we have to. We have bases ourselves. There were private.
Remember that that we exist only we exist only because God made us. That's the reality. Folks, we we only exists because God made us and we have no reason we we often say how we have so much to be thankful for what we really do, but we have nothing to be proud of and I say that in the sense in other words, and that's in the sense that if were intelligent.
It's not it's not by our merit that we that were intelligent by God's grace of were stronger for healthy vinyl untied with a what you see now I go out my exercise that I take these vitamins in the cement and on the reason know God's. The reason God's recent new often think that you've done this, but apart from God.
God sustains you he sustains us as we go through this.
We see this and I know it's very hard for some people to understand every heartbeat. Every electrical impulse throughout our bodies we are sustaining the entire universe the entire universe is in total motion and is totally sustained by God.
The rotation of the planets, the seasons, the tides everything out there is done in accordance with the extreme when extreme intelligence and extreme numbness events extreme intelligence and by completely omnipotent all-powerful God has no limitations to his capabilities do not. So here today. You know it's an amazing thing. But even though all of creation. All of creation. All of creation. This is shouting out and bearing witness to his creator, and I'm I'm often amazed at how the simplicity and how these people who don't believe in God who believe in evolution process. This is it is there is never been there is not on the number will be the creation. The did have a creator, it cannot happen mathematically can happen. It's impossible. You cannot have a creation of creator and yet here there are so many people that that can't understand that they don't exist, that they cannot exist apart from that omnipotent creator. The sustains they just somehow in one of those reasons I think his people feel that if there is no on this event omnipotent God to judge them.
Then they will be judged and a lot of them try to believe that will one day if I die, I simply cease to exist and so no no no no no no that ultimate intelligence told us very clearly that people that we are eternal beings, we never go out of existence.
We change residence. We don't go out of existence. We change your form.
We don't go out of existence.
He goes on to say here in him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God's name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might be might believe he was not the light that he was sent to bear witness of the light that was the true light which lighted every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world and the world was made by him in the world knew him not. He came to his own his own received him not. But as many as received him to them give you the power to become the sons of God, even of the flesh. Even to them that believe in his name, which were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth. John bear the witness of him and cried, saying, this was he of whom I spake, he that cometh after me is preferred before me he was performing now. This is an interesting thing because going back to in the beginning was the word the word was with God and the Word was God with God is a triune being. So we know the goddess consists of father-son Holy Ghost would now here were seen that God became a man. So the question was of God became the man that he cease to be God will know this is something we call the hypostatic union and in this this what is known as this hypostatic union.
It's a process by which the Lord Jesus Christ could be completely God and at the very same time.
Here we go. Using the waiver. How could that possibly be. How could he be completely God and then be completely man at the same time will that's that's the question. Remember, with God all things are possible with God all things are possible, but what what that meant was that to be completely God.
He could've had none that any of the attributes of his humanity, to be transferred to his deity because of any of the as those attributes of his humanity were transferred to his deity that he would be less than God would be less than God on the other side of that of any of his the attributes of his deity had been transferred to his humanity that he would be more than mad, he would be like Superman, so how could this possibly be will that's the process were talking about with all things, even though it's far far far beyond our comprehension with God all things are possible so here want to turn over to some of the prophecies so that heroes would look as we look here next week. Lord's will in the five still here that's Lord's will and I'll be preaching the Christmas message all I love the pre-to Christmas with. This makes me feel good. The priest to Christmas with the think how I could've been there. I could've been there that day when when the Lord Jesus himself announced his birth to the shepherds and not just you know if you get a been there if I could've been there when that babe that was lying in the manger had been the very same God, the creator creating the universe one day.
For those of us that make it home to be with the Lord will start learning about these things that have been such a ministry for so long but I want to go over known as we take a look at some of these things, but before I do that I want to go to collections chapter 2 and Colossians chapter 2 verses six through 10 as you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you and him rooted and built up in him, established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men in the rudiments of the world and not after Christ for him to well of all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. Now with this is that when you when you get here. What an awesome thought.
Paul writes about rights against any philosophy of life is based on only human ideals and experience. Paul himself was a get the philosopher so is not can condemning philosophies condemning teaching that credits humanity not Christ with being the answer to life's problems.
That approach becomes a a false religion. The way to resist heresies is not to quit using your mind with the study God's word and keep your eyes on the Lord in whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands and putting off the body of the sins of flesh by the circumcision of Christ buried with him in baptism, where also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God who have raised him from the dead know the church and in Paul's day immersion was the usual form of baptism. That is, the new Christians were completely buried in the water and a list of this form of baptism was to symbolize the death the burial of the old way of life, followed by the resurrection life with Christ. Here now Paul is asserting that Christ's deity and all the fullness of the Godhead or the Trinity bodily when doubting Thomas as the Lord Jesus when when will we see the father. Jesus said, have you been with me so long and you still don't understand this when you have seen me, you have seen the father.
In other words, the presence of the father the son and the Holy Ghost, where there is Lord Jesus that I am the father of one where there the Godhead was found bodily in the Lord Jesus himself. So when he walked.
When God the son walked among men, God himself was walking among men know is a bride. I just don't understand all that. That's pretty hard because why in the world would God let himself be crucified will here were going into God's ways are so much so much higher than man's ways and there are certain things that it's very difficult mortal man to even begin to understand want to take a look at some of the prophecies because you were talking about this this next week is where preaching on the birth of Christ, and will, and we do the Christmas story we somehow never really get to where it all began. And that's where we we wanted to we want we want to go all the way back to where it all began here. One of those places we go back to Genesis and in Genesis chapter 3, we have what we call the proto-we been guilty of and here we go, let's go back to Genesis 3 verse 15 and I will put enmity between the and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed in it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise the head while in the here we had just come from God had asked and how did you know that you were naked and here Masten did that to Julie different which you were commanded not the will of God knew what he done already in the mess of all this is that one you see that woman that you gave me.
That woman that you gave me God you gave me. That woman and to be with me was she's the one that gave me of the tree and I did eat. I would've done it had not. She gave it to it and if you had given me that woman that she would've been given me this fruit. Mother was old elements is pleased.
Passing the blame for his failure is trying to blame God for his own failure and so here even though God had made them perfect and sinless.
He gave them a free will and the enemy was there to to make sure that free will was stained with sin Seattle had the authority and the power that time that was. It was amid the perfect being that mean he was also being in head the power and the authority not only did they have the power and authority. Actually, he had the charge, the responsibility could've taken the head off the serpent in that garden that was his territory that was his domain. And even though Satan himself was much more powerful than any man right there in that place Adam was the boss.
Adam had the authority God given to them but Adam failed. Why well the enemy and we don't know how long Satan was in that garden people and have it delete give a mindset that the Satan appears in the garden. One day the next day. All of this takes place know he might've been there for years and years and decades watching and peering looking for Adam's weakness right away found Eve's weakness in here so we see this any of what happens with Dave. Well, it was was the second most beautiful creature ever created. And we know from Ezekiel chapter 28 the Satan himself.
Lucifer rather before he became Satan. Lucifer was the most beautiful creature. His vesture was with diamonds and rubies and precious stones and what would attract a woman more than a creature was vesture with diamonds and rubies and precious stones. So here, nothing would attract the second most beautiful creature in the Eve was the prototype the most beautiful woman that ever existed, and so she was in and we get this picture. You always see a picture of the garden where you got the serpent wrapped around a tree, one that way at all. He doesn't become that lake armless and legless creature until after God's judgment on him. He appeared as this beautiful creature in and so here. What is it you do well, Jesus will the devil made me do so love God.
He has this judgment, he says, and I will put enmity between the and the woman between thy seed and her seed, and it will bruise the head, and thou shall bruise the hill here.
This is known as the proto-event event. Jill and evangelism. The proto-evangelism, which means the simply means the first gospel.
This was the first gospel.
This here now here. What is he talking about the seed of the woman was alluding actually to a future descendent of leaves that would have no human father is a one biologically woman has no seat to produce no sin at all women have eggs okay but here when it talked about the seed of this woman, meaning again that this future descendent would be sinless, he would have no human father Luke was that only applied to one individual. Now here we know that it was the Holy Spirit that came upon Mary and she was conceived of the Holy Spirit. No, that will never ever ever happen again. There are very few things in this world and this life that happen just once in all of time that will never happen again and so what is he saying here and I will put enmity between the woman, and between thy seed and her seed it shall bruise thy head, will you see what that means, that is fatal and you can then thou shall bruise his heel. Well of course we know that Satan that the church itself is the body of Christ and Satan. Throughout the centuries. Is that everything he could to try to destroy the church about the body Christ was still there in the church. All he sees causes a lot of pain for sure, but now the Lord is going to bruise his head. That's fatal. That means that there will be complete and total victory them because you see you can't live without it had and what is referring to that sees talking about. He will be defeated.
Satan will be completely defeated. I want to go over to Genesis chapter 9 in Genesis chapter 9 just one verse, verse 26 and he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem and Canaan shall be his servant. Blessed be the Lord God of Shem.
So what is a document is telling him that the Messiah would come from the descendents of Shem called Semites they were called some months along, those who had Abraham, Isaac knew had David you had Judah and even Rahab, but these were the descendents and out of that to that of the wood. Judah was going to say that the entire Israeli line of kings came from there and so here we go over to let's go over to Genesis 17 in Genesis 17, verses 19 through 21 we read and God said several of the wife shall bear the assignment. Indeed, and now shall call his name Isaac and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and the and with his seed after him and is for Ishmael.
I have heard the behold, I have blessed him, and I will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly 12 princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation but my covenant will I establish with Isaac with Sarah shall bear into the at the set time in the next year and he left off talking with him and got one out from Abraham. So we take a look. Then again, this is another prophecy telling you that the Lord, the Messiah, that this Christ child that were talking about will come from the lineage and again these these prophecies are 1000s of years in advance and so he's telling you that this that this Messiah is going to come from the lineage of Abraham and Isaac, and David and so on and so forth. And that if we go over to Genesis chapter 49. Again we see here verse 10 through 12 and he said, bring them, I pray the into me and I will bless them know the eyes of Israel were dimmed for age so that he could not see any brought him near and he kissed them and embraced them in and Israel is that in the Joseph I had not thought to see thy face a low God have showed me.
Also I seed and Joseph brought them out from between his knees and he bowed himself with his face to the earth, and Joseph took them both. Ephraim and his right hand toward Israel's left hand and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand and brought them there and to him and Israel stretched out his right hand and said elated about Ephraim's head who was the young in his left hand but Manasseh said guiding his hands willingly, not here. Shiloh is we go in as we talk about this. I want to jump over here and read now here over here with chapter verse verse 10 that was 48.
This 49 another scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come in to him shall the gathering of the people be binding.
His full into the vine and his asses Colton to the Joyce wine. He watched his garments in line and is closed and the blood of grapes, as I shall be read with wine in his teeth white with milk, no. Here's we see that Shiloh is none of the moon, Lord Jesus himself know why. Why was Judah, and Judah was known for selling Joseph into slavery and actually try to defraud, defraud his own daughter-in-law so greatly blessed the Deming why he is.
Why would God bless him so much will the answer was God had chosen to use it. Judah to be the ancestor of Israel line of kings that is the meaning of the scepter shall not depart from Judah.
Now this may have been due to Judah's dramatic change of of character and we read that over in the chapter 44. If we just jump back to just for a minute and we read two verses and that's a 44 birdie verse 3433 and 34 I believe, if I remember looking jump five back here. Yeah, we were we now therefore I prayed the left side servant abide instead of the lead a bomb into my Lord, let the lead go up with his brother for hollow shell. I go up to my father in the lead be not with me (a venture I see even the I see the evil that should come on my father. So here it seems like all Judah Shekinah Hedda repentance. And then we go over to the very very familiar passage of Scripture in Isaiah chapter 7 and Isaiah.
These are all prophecies, folks, I mean there's there's so many I can preach all day of the prophecies in God's word God's completely, totally, purely accurate word say this is an amazing thing were living in the time we have the complete and total truth right here in this book, the God gave us this book and he said that whatever the past, but these words won't the right here is my message to you right here and he says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge for not note we have this book as this book is available, but people professing themselves to be too wise to study this work have become fools because they're looking everywhere. Everywhere for the answer to life's problems to look at all I'm innately look they go when they see a psychologist and they try to find this and they read this book and I read the book and they try this and I try that when the answer to all those problems of been here all along been here right all along, but over here in Isaiah 7 verses 10 through 17 we read this.
Moreover, the Lord spake again to Ahaz then asked the assignment of the Lord thy God and ask it either my death or my height above but Ahaz said I will not ask. Neither will I tempt the Lord, will you hear one of things that God is demanded from Genesis to Revelation. The one thing more than anything else is obedience. Obedience and air. Ahaz knew that he was walking a fine line and he didn't want to do anything anything to bring God's wrath will the good part was that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
But the second part was of you fear God, is supposed to obey him is supposed to obey him. And so here and he said here he now house of David is a small thing for you to worry. Men will you weary God also. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel with two things are happening here. Okay you have two applications one course. Obviously, Immanuel is the Lord Jesus Christ and obviously he was referring to Matthew 123 talking about the birth of Messiah, but the second application is here.
In fact, and that is with with the wife of Isaiah.
If we jump over her diverse chapter 8 we see the applicants. One was done was future and another was was done was going to be and in the very near future. Moreover, the Lord said to me, take the great rule of right and it with a man's pin concerning my heart shall has about and look into a faithful witness to record your eye of the priest, and Zechariah the son of jibber Kyle anyone into the prophetess, and she conceived, and bear a son that was Isaiah's wife then said the Lord to me. Call his name Maha rush LL has Shabazz for before the child shall have knowledge to cry my father and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the campus very well. That's exactly what it says here were in chapter 7 verse 17 the Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon my people about my father's house days that have not come before the day of Ephraim departed from Judah, even the king of Syria, so he gives you two prophecies there. One in the near future and one in the end that will take place on 2800 years later, and then we go over to Micah and Micah chapter 5 verse one through four together thyself and trousseau daughter of troops they have laid seats against the yes us, they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek without Bethlehem of a factor if Rita now though thou be little among the thousands of Judah get out of the shall come forth to me, that is to be the ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from old and from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up until the time that she which travail with has brought forth then the remnant of the brother shall return to the children of Israel, and he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord in the majesty of the name of the Lord thy God, and thou shall abide for now. Shall he be great to the ends of the earth and obviously that can only be the Lord Jesus and then I want I want to end here, and I'd going back to Isaiah chapter 10 comfort my people, saith the Lord God speak comfortably well here in this passage adjusted because of running out of time. This prophecy is going to take place in 100 years, but it's a a prophecy. The Lord is telling. Judah had more more on another hundred years of trouble before Jerusalem when it was 70 years of exile, but the prophecy here is he talking about this when this was made was a prophecy that was going to take place during the millennial kingdom and that's what he refers to those I and thou bring is good tidings get the upward to the high mountain all Jerusalem that brings good tidings lift of the voice was strength lifted up, be not afraid, saith unto the citizens. Judah, behold, your God, behold, the Lord your God will come with a strong hand in his arm shall rule for him be holy's reward is with him in his work performed amount of time for tonight so until tomorrow. Good night God blessed.
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