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February 13, 2022 7:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word with Pastor Robert were so glad you're doing Pastor Robert is in a series titled frequency and with learning so much about how God wants to speak to us every single day. Well, I'm your host Patrick and I'm here with my cohost Jeanette hello everybody has been so great and Pastor Robert has talked about how God is always speaking but if that's you asked whether or not we want to take the time to tune into his voice. Today's messages about hearing God through the Bible, we know the Bible is one of the main ways to hear God's voice, but I love how simply and clearly. Pastor Robert explained he really dies. So let's get right to it and hear how God's word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path number one question that I've been asked as a pastor now for 35 years.
How can I hear God and if you think about it as a believer and as a child of God always will bill with your father's voice. And here's another question. Does God still speak today and so we talk about that in the book does God speak and how does God speak and ongoing even talking about practical ways to hear God so that one am sure with your day comes from chapter 3 of the book is called go to the Bible. If you want to hear God the best way to hear God is to get to know the word of God to get to know his word to go to the Bible and to learn to do this on a regular basis. Psalm 119 verse 105 says your word is a lamp to my feet not want you to think about this because I know you know the worst, but think about what is actually say it's a lamp to my feet and it's all light to my path guy a lamp to my feet out like my pets is basically your word is how I know when to take the next step in where to take the next step. It's through God's word so let me take a little cold here in the studio audience how many of you at some point in your life have gotten up at night to either go to the bathroom or the kitchen. You didn't want internal I don't know maybe steer your spouse was sleeping or something and you stub your toe in the dark can I see your hands okay that's that's that's hundred percent that is collected. That's right okay so we've all done it right and August 1.
Why we do it is not safe. Okay, is it possible that we stumble spiritually because were not turning the light on. We get up that day and were busy and so we don't turn the lamp home and we just go right to work and we say something that we shouldn't set and we know that we do something we should've done someone to talk to you about hearing God through the Bible and Psalm 119 says a lamp to my feet and liked my path so we don't talk. Those are two points they just two points this message a lamp to my feet and a like my path so point number one today is a lamp to my feet out in Luke 11 Jesus is talking. I want you to think about lamp like those two words because we just read those two words and Psalm 119 lamp and like watch how many times Jesus uses this and remember it says your word so every time it says lamp or light is talking about God's word is his word is a lamp and a lot so watched Luke 11 versus 33, 336 no one when he has lit a lamp puts it in a secret place, or under a basket, but on the lampstand that those who come in and I see the light the lamp of the body is the body. Therefore, when your eye is good the Lord your reading word, your whole body is full of light. God's word.
But when your eyes bad when you're not reading God's word. Your body full of darkness. Therefore, take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, full of God's word having no part dark and the whole body will be full of light as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light now for some that you have to know about the way I think about the Bible and I want to say it in kind of a humorous way, but the same dude wrote the whole book now not saying that in the moonlight were gone. I was trying to get us understand understand 40 man and this book at the same dude wrote the whole book God. It would God really got to the author. I asked before how many authors of the Bible say 3040 depend on whether you believe Paul wrote Hebrews are not know just one author, 40 riders, but just one author is the most amazing book over 1500 years. 40 different man and it is cohesive and no errors. It's it's just amazing. So here's what I'm saying it if if the word of God means lamp in light and Psalm 119.
What you think it means in St. lamp and light is referring to God's word, and here's what he says if your eyes full of light, then your whole body select.
Please send me it matters what you say it matters what you look at think about how much darkness we see just watching the news about how much darkness we see watching a movie, our own art, reading things on the Internet.
It is just full of darkness.
And yet we spend hours many times doing that in just a few minutes. During this is taking all this darkness and then just a few minutes are sometimes not at all Texan like I was talking my wonton helping them through the history of lost and he said pastor you just don't understand the images that I've seen you. Note that the things I'm involved with, and then the pornography and things like this I sent to my I actually do understand that because I have a bad past and that errors will but you you need to understand that you've taken darkness in through your eyes. You need to now take your light through your eyes. And if you'll spend time reading God's word meditating on God's word, listing the God's word, even in your car you be amazed how much light you'll have I listen to this one God saw about the tabernacle in X is 25 verse 37, he says, you shall make seven lamps for it and you shall arrange them the lamps they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it. Okay. All these details about tabernacle wanted to give all these details I think it's simple because they represent something to us. So he saying I want to give light think about this. We talked about stubbing your toe in the dark what you do when driving at night during Alexa which lights are the most important detail. Once your headlights safe when you go so he said in the tabernacle, what you have lamps I want you to rate she's lamps only shine in front your word is a lamp to my feet alike to my path. If you need to know how to which way to go.
You want to hear a word from God. This is the best way to here is to go to his work.
Exodus 27 verse 20 and you shall command the children to visit Israel, that they bring you pure oil.
Obviously that's the Holy Spirit of pressed olives for the light pressed. I think refers to the pressing circumstance or like allowing the Holy Spirit depresses pure holiness to cause the lamp. Watch this to burn continually. I just want you know something this is burning continually never stops never goes out anytime you need a word from God you can you can go to the Bible. Psalm 18 verse 28 you will like mine lamp the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. Proverbs 623 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is a like this is all through Scripture reprieves of instruction are the way of life and then again take the New Testament, Jesus tells in Luke 15 very famous story.
Most of us know what the prodigal son. Prodigal refers to what he was living. Prodigal means wasteful so he was wasting his life, but in that passage. There are three things that are lost, there's a lost son who comes back out. But there's also lost sheep and the shepherd goes to get that sheep and there's a lost coin when it talks about the lost coin. Listen what it says Luke 15 verse eight are what woman having tea and silver coins. If she loses one calling in the corner represent something valuable son is valuable to father a sheep is valuable to shepherd. So if she loses one point what woman does not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it so what it what you do when you lose something you likely go to God's work salinity for Saskia someone you personalize this questions are your lost something. You lost a friendship never lost a relationship I read lost a marriage never lost an area of your health never lost some finances.
These insights so what you do when you lose something by the lamp what's God saying to open the Bible, I'm telling God can speak to you through this very clear.
Here's the second thing .2 alike to my path God's word is a light to my path. John chapter 1 verses six and nine says 39 says there was a man sent from God whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the light. Jesus, that all through him like delete. He was not an estimate.
John bad was he was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true light that some of Jesus which gives light to every man coming the world and we know he is the word, the Bible says that Jesus is Lord God. First John chapter 1 verses five through seven. This is the message which we've heard from him and declare to you that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
But if we walk in the light, we could say stay in the word. If we stay in the word as he is the light, the word, then we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all sin and John 320 says everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not look to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed now here's the problem. The word is light. It's what we need, but sometimes when were in darkness and area of our life. We actually don't know the light because were kind of afraid that the lights going to expose us well it's good when the light exposes darkness that the first thing you need to do when you're struggling when Mary of your life when you're in darkness is to build light don't work great for think about this you walk in a room and you let that switch and the light comes on. The darkness is dispelled immediately.
There is no struggle right was like the heart that there's no it doesn't take a while. You know, unless you have some newfangled lightbulb. It just happens immediately. If the bulbs working correctly. Rex immediately when light comes on darkness, no can you imagine that you got this darkness in your heart you don't want anyone to know about it. But if you just open up God's word. What happens that darkness when God speaks and that light comes in. I wrote something down in the front of my Bible when I got saved, so I have a Bible at home. That's my first Bible. It's been rebounding several times. It has all sorts of markings in it and you can't really use it much because pages fallout, but in the front of it. I wrote down the quote from RA Torrey used to be a famous preacher and is with the Lord now and this is the quote. This book will keep me from seeing sin will keep me from this book and I just knew if I'm going to overcome sin.
Another verse in Psalm 119 says, how can a young man cleanse his way by taking heed to your word.
I knew if I was on get out of the sinful life. I meant I had to get into the word so I wanted not just briefly tell you how to get a word from God from God's work. In other words were so much hearing… Still speaks but how you can get a word from God, and now word from God from God's word. I will give you three words. Maybe you can remember praise pray proclaiming praise. Pray proclaiming the first thing you do if you want to hear God is begin the pricing of Psalm 100 verse four entered into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise be thankful to him and bless his name, enter his gates with thanksgiving intercourse with praise you want.
Enter God's presence.
Pricing start praising him and also causes the clutter of your mind to go away because you begin to see how big God is so first thing praise and one thing that helps me is to put on worship music and you can do it on your phone many times are you know I will however you want it RCD or whatever but just put on some worship music and begin praising God. It will indeed plug your mind and focus your mind, so you will be here okay so number one praise number two.
Pray us. Philippians 46 be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. So pray start praying about what's on your mind what's on your heart and I want to suggest something to you that maybe you've never done but life you to try it as an experiment.
Okay, right down your prayers right in them. Just try to do it every day. You know you so I'm not a rider just try just a few times I just say one day wait on I'm going to do it just right at you. You could say I heard this guy teach this God he said to write my prayers's name is Robert Morris.
Do you know him and let me your thoughts.
You know, if you do you know how he is in a whatever on today. I'm praying about my son. I'm very concerned about my son, you know that this right now.
Here's what will happen, you will begin to write things in the Lord will lead you begin to write. I know that you love my son even more than I I know that your word says that if we train a child in the way should know that when he's old and not far from so I'm trusting you today in this or just right your prayers. You will be amazed at what you write so praise pray and then proclaim what I mean by proclaim, proclaim God's word over the situation read somewhere in the Bible every day but if you have a specific thing, read something, try to remember something about what you're praying about and read about that for him to legislate your praying about your marriage a whole bunch marriages in the Bible so great about Abraham and Sarah read about recent OS right love story read about Jacob and Rachel read about Isaac and Rebekah Lee always marriage now all those are in the Old Testament.
Let me take something stale and spent the Old Testament has allegorical principles. The New Testament has applicable principles.
Now not saying this all the time because obviously there are applicable principles in the Old Testament, but in essence the Old Testament you're reading this and there's an allegory there. There's a story that relates to that you can relate. Francis Abraham and Sarah was just like that.
I saw Abraham and Sarah read about a room. Sarah in the Old Testament. It's an allegory test not happen true.
Obviously that's a story that we could relate to our support.
But in the New Testament talks about Abraham and Sarah are also but if there's an applicable principal in the estimate.
So lymphocytes like it says that Sarah called Abraham Lord okay. You'll need to call your husband's Lord. Okay Debbie calls me, Lord, but you don't need links.
I think she does because every time I do central say Lord knows I think she's just being respectful.
Okay, so, so there's the allegory of circling Abraham Lord so but that's just that that's that's it's it's it's it's representing a principal.
The application is very clear. New Testament wives respect your husband's because the husband lives on respect husband has to have respect God wired him that way you can hear you if you don't speak respectably. I'm just I'm just let me know if you don't know this lady's man half Cheerleaders. They have to see at sporting events. I have cheerleaders right you you you you you see a woman's no volleyball game.
No cheerleaders on the side.
Go Sally go. They don't limit don't need that they need love, say husbands, love your wives, they need unconditional love and acceptance men need respect. So God's giving you the keep the to a person's heart. The following five so so if you're having difficulty in your marriage read about marriage in Bible and I'm telling you, God can speak to you read something specific, finances health, you know, they are all the Scriptures about health and about.
So okay so my daughter when she was trying to figure out where to go to college.
We I said what about OR you and I saw him going up also to speak and when we go tour the campus and you go with me.
She said right is a limit call at that time Dr. Rutland was the president Mark let Vanessa limit call Dr. Rutland and see if he could meet with us for a while. Well, he said he could so we went for the campus and then we met with Mark for a while and Mark talk to Debbie and me for a little while and then he turned to my daughter light and he start talking or and it was light. This clear. You know the voice of what God told you how you gonna prepare for that. You know what are your plans, you know, and he was speaking very clearly.
And so when we left. She said that she sent it was so clear when he spoke, she said, I think I want to go there muscle whole sugar. I said you you need a word from God and she sent. I thought you do that for me said you need to get a word I thought you were going to get a word from so I said no sugar. You need a word from God because you get up there you have three papers due and attesting your roommate wants to party all matters that many you unit working on so I told her how to get a word from God like this, so she got away she turn on worship music. She started writing her prayers not listen to what she wrote. She said I feel like the Tulsa that OR you now is an open door. I think God is opened the door to me and she said and I feel like Dr. Rutland spoke, and his voice was clear and she thought about first printing says if you speak you need to make a clear sound like a trumpet, so she said I feel like his voice was like a trumpet. Then she wrote I feel like if I come down to Tulsa.
Let me tell you a little funny story that she said I might come down the Tulsa we live in Dallas. I said sugar just so you know pulses up guy's not down, so don't say want to come down the Tulsa gaps that will come up to Tulsa okay so sheet she wrote down in her little journal but she scratch out down put up come up and then she wrote, but my question God is what's gonna happen next.
What what's after that and then she also just wrote. I'm going to give you like God speaking to her, a revelation that only the fourth. She was supposed to be there on January 4.
Then on the fourth will be the first of many new things for you. She different that I'm going to give you a revelation that on the fourth will be the first of many things you and she looked down and she thought I told her.sweet users word and she saw a revelation for one so she opened her Bible lesson what revelation forward and says after these things I looked, and behold, there was a door standing open.
She'd written on open door and the first voice I heard was like a trumpet speaking to me should bring an endless list saying come up here, but remember then she said, but what will happen next, peer, and I will show you the things which will take place after this. Lord Chino.
By the way her husband that we thought that while is in OR you graduate unless you just close your eyes discriminate.
Would you just pray a prayer in your heart.
Those of you watching home also Lord please speak to me through your work. This asking speak to me through your word now were going after read his word for this. The so Lord, please speak to me through your work in Jesus.
The steps to praise, pray and proclaim are so simple and easy to follow as we seek God's voice for our lives. In the story the in made it even more imperative to me that I not wait for someone else to get a word from God for me but that I continually seek him for myself. We have full access to the Lord of heaven and are still saying to you right now. We encourage you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert shared today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you to get a copy of this message or any of the messages in this frequency series. Pastor Robert.com or call 833933 way.
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