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March 28, 2022 8:00 am
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Greetings friends and new listeners.
Thank you for to the Archie Hardy ministries program because we know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God Sharon Knotts and am excited to tell you that today's message is exactly the tools you need to be an effectual witness of the gospel to unbelievers, sinners, and backsliders. The Holy Spirit downloaded this message into my spirit fast and furiously over a two day.
And I believe it holds great truths to how we can reach the unsaved. Even the most skeptical. It's entitled eight reasons. Some are not saved. Mark 1017 and when he that would be.
Jesus was going for them to the way there came one running and yield to him and asked him, good master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life. He started off calling Jesus good. And Jesus said why call us down a good there is none good but one, that is God. We take one second to say Jesus was not denying that he was good he wasn't refusing the complement he was saying there's only one good and that God so if you think I'm good. You are just now confessing that on God.
I'm sure there were a lot of people standing around that heard that when said he was God. Yes, he'd never that's what he only said amen exactly what he said so what if he if he didn't mean it that he was a liar or lunatic, or he really was. You gotta decide okay so let's go thou knowest the commandments, Jesus speaking, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, or do not lie or fraud not on steel. Honor thy father and mother, and he answered and said him him the young man said master all My good guy. I've got all these from a little boy and I love this next verse. Then Jesus beholding him loved him. I want you to know that Jesus alone every I want you to know there's not one sinner whether he is good like this diary in the very pit in the pigsty said Jesus loves the sinner, don't ever forget that when you're talking to a sinner. Remember, Jesus died for them. If you see that person is someone Jesus died for, it will greatly influence the way you treat them and how you speak and that he loved him and he said, but you lack 1 Thing Go Your Way. So whatever you have given to the poor and then you will have treasure in heaven. And then you can, take up your cross and follow me. But he was sad that say and he went away green, for he had many possessions. Now notice here that Jesus stated that the young man that he loved and we see that he loved him, but the young man stated that he kept all the cities they had kept all the commands from my that wasn't true was because Jesus pointed out what you didn't exactly keep the first commandment you shall have no other God is obviously your money is your God as you will want to give your money, see in his mind was Dr. Jesus was saying The mall and you are not Number 10 thou shall not covet, or thou shall not be greedy because not only now you're putting the test and wait a minute, he was not willing.
He was not willing. The Lord doesn't ask everybody to get saved, sell your house so your car and give everything away. He only doesn't the people that are greedy and that her consciousness and money is there God you can read it in the loop and on the go there, but you can read about Zacchaeus was a rich man and he was a very bad sinner. He was a nice guy like this guy.
He was the band concert is something good centering years with the bad sinner because he stole from people he stole all the Jews to give to the Romans and the put in his own pocket.
But when he came to be saved to sell only give it to the poor because I didn't have the public to start on his own accord. He said Lord whatever I want to sell and I want to give smart phone that everybody stole from money given the poor because he needed to start he was willing to do it on his own but not this young man is God was so Jesus had to speak a tough thing to him. It was not meant to hurt him, but it was to show them that money was his God and that he was trusting in his own goodness because he wanted to know how is but inherit eternal life. And that means go to heaven. So he was in his own goodness that was going to get a man and I want to tell you that there are millions of people in the same out there trusting in their own goodness. But let me tell you something. Jesus only came to save sinners even come up also say so-called so-called good people before you can be saved you. I don't acknowledge the fact that your because the Bible says in Romans 323 Cindy come short of the glory of God.
There is none like the snow. Amen. So that means that you have not seen from Jesus because the Bible says in Ephesians 289 for by grace are ye saved through faith and not of yourselves, it is God not of works lest any man should boast. And how many know we will definitely best, like he did. Titus 35 said that it's not by works of righteousness that he has saved us by his mercy is washed us and regenerated by the washing of the water. Amen.
It's his mercy, nothing that we've done so I don't care if you are a good person compared to that person, or compared to this person. I asked you who wants to be the best sinner that goes to hell. So in your job because you bought in your family and your community. If they give you on the ward for humanitarian goodness you are a great person and they put your picture on the front page of the Baltimore Sun in the New York Times and the Washington Post and all of that and everybody knows you're a good person, according to the standards of the world, but you do not know Jesus you might be the best sinner that goes to hell and I don't want that price do you as 15 somebody else can have.
Amen. So first of all, we see that they are deceived because of blindness. Amen. They are spiritually blind, all right now number two on the opposite end of the spectrum we had people the truth be told they do not want to give up their sinful lives. They're not ready to quit sending amen. Turn with me to John.
The third chapter. John 316.
We all know that will start their will keep going for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever, I love the gospel because of the whosoever gospel believe it in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Now listen to this.
For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved enough to leave it on him is not condemned but he that believe is not is condemned already, because he is not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God. Now here's the condemnation it explains it that light is coming to the world.
It was the light.
Jesus said on the light. Light is coming to the world and have a loved darkness rather than like they have chosen darkness over like they have chosen darkness over Jesus Christ because their deeds were evil. For everyone to do with evil hates the light, why that is because he hates the light, and you will come to light because his deeds should be reproved or his deeds will be exposed and shown to be what they are evil.
But he that to its truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God.
So Jesus says that there people that live darkness because there they're not sending and let me tell you something. Sin grows in darkness. That's why if there sin in your life you would have to bring it to the light, and if you're an honest hard person. Then Jesus will shine the light of his truth. Amen the sea with a problem with some is they don't want to give up their sin. Yet, because the light of truth reproved the wicked, but I like the other end of it. It also reveals the right light shine on me. The shine on your people. Amen.
The only people afraid to come to the line. The only people that are afraid to sometimes go to churches because they're afraid light shine in their dark heart and they're not ready to give up their sin and that's a shame turning Ephesians the fifth chapter Ephesians 5 verses 11 through 13 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them, for it is a shame to even speak of those things which are done in secret. Darkness is a shame it would make you blush even speak of it, but all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light for what sort of make manifest as light. So what he is saying is people that don't want to get right and don't want to give up their sin.
They will not come to the truth and what happens then is they go in deeper darkness and greater blindness.
Amen and listen to this. Paul said don't turn there, but Romans 132 who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but had pleasure in them. So the second group of people that are blinded is they don't want to come to the light because they're not willing to give up their sin because they still have pleasure in their sin. Amen. This leads us to the next group of people that are blinded. These people obviously have no fear of God. No fear of God at all. Now even Christians are not wellness a lot because I want to get off my track. But even Christians have a healthy fear of God. We don't fear him in the sense that were afraid of him that he's going to hurt us or judge us. We fear in the sense we know is, and we don't trivialize the things of God. Amen. We realize that he's a holy God, and we treat him with a healthy holiness, but we don't have a spirit of fear about God.
He is not given us a spirit of fear but of love and of and of a sound mind and nine the power but there's a healthy fear of something you know that Jesus Christ, the son of God on this earth had a fear of God because it tells you in Isaiah and I can't remember what chapters of the top my head, but it said he was anointed with seven things wisdom and knowledge counseling might revelation understanding and the fear of the Lord you say because Jesus the son of God and in his fleshly habitat on earth he had the fear of God.
And so the Bible says in a good quote these and you can just take notes. Proverbs 16 six by the fear of the Lord and depart from evil. I think that is the sink. As you can put it where the fear of the Lord is people get out of evil.
Proverbs 1416 a wise man. Fear it and depart from evil but awful is confident in his rage against God. Amen. People who do not fear God our full that's the true definition of a full amen not somebody who doesn't have a high IQ.
Were talking about someone who does not fear God. Psalm 41. The phoneless said in his heart there is no God. And when people have no fear of God hears the outcome. There is no restraint on them. They have nothing to restrain them from evil. Turn the Romans. The third chapter. Again, this is Romans three Paul no is quoting from Psalms and Proverbs, but will read what Paul said because he is looking back is reaching into the old covenant and bring it in. Where it belongs up-to-date. Amen. So Romans three verse 10 as it is written, there is none righteous, no not one. There is none that understand that there is none that seek after God. They are all going out of the way they are all gone perverse and crooked they are together become unprofitable. There is not to do with blood.
No not want to listen to how he describes them. Their throat is an open sepulcher you would open sepulcher is it's a it's a place where you bearing somebody but it's open so you can look and see the writing corpse. That's what their throat is like their tongues they had with their tongues they use deceit, the poison of what is.
It's a poisonous snake like a cobra is in under their lips whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness much cursing is around us everywhere.
My God, you can't stay in the light line at Walmart trying to wait your turn with people cursor running a people person and I just doing it like it's just normal. Their feet are swift to shed blood destruction and misery are in their ways and in their ways in the way of peace have they not know there is no fear of God before their eyes. When people don't have any fear of God. There is no restraint what they'll do. They can shoot somebody in cold-blooded murder and drive to McDonald's and go get sent out eat a cheeseburger and talk about the Steelers and the Packers. I will make sure your weight that was not in my note. Amen. There is no restraint in what they will do you see that's why Judah said when you're dealing with sinners on some compassion. You don't have to be some people over the head with the Bible with fear because they haven't very tender heart even though they may not be born again, but still, a tender heart and you can deal with them accordingly.
He said, but it would not nurse with fear, pulling them out of the fire Thursday something was you. If I can scare you out. That was you.
23. He said integrity is 511 knowing the terror of God. We first why men you have to persuade someone with the town of God when talking about the Bible says in Hebrews 1031 thing to fall in the hands of the living God gave verse 1229 assuming fire. Amen. Let me read to you.
Second Thessalonians, 18 through nine are God is a consuming fire.
Amen. And this is what he's going to do in the day of judgment in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall be punished with the destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power. If you had any question whether or not hell is eternal.
You just got your answer.
And speaking of that, that brings us to number four. They have no fear of hell. They had no fear of health have mentioned over 162 times in the New Testament, and at least 70 of those times. Jesus was the one who spoke it in fact is preach more now than he did happen. And yet if you were to go back and get those same folks we just interviewed a little while ago and if you asked them if they believe in heaven they would all fail course. Of course, but if you asked them same people. They believe that hell is absolutely not. No way am I tell the truth. They believe in heaven and they believe they're good and they're going to get in but they'll totally reject the doctrine of hell, even though the same Jesus in the same Scriptures preached both will interest if they believe there's a heaven and the good people are going to get in and go. I don't know the answer because I don't think that for because the block now, hell is a reality. Like I said, Jesus taught 70 different times about how we were going to read all 70 of sure but will read a little bit. Let's go to Luke the 16th chapter because it's probably the clearest of all of the fact and reality of hell and what goes on there.
Jesus spoke this and I want to tell you clearly upfront.
This is not a parable how they know Jesus taught and explained the kingdom of God by using many many parables. But this is not a parable, why, how do we know it's not. We know that it's not a parable of fictitious characters and that it's a true story because first of all, you didn't say. And Jesus spoke this parable in all the other places it said. He gave this parable and another parable he spake, saying that, furthermore, Jesus named*the banker and not of the parables Jesus did not name any of the characters because it was a fictitious thing to illustrate his point. He didn't give them names but he gave the name here of a person. It's a true story and we will see what goes on here. I want you to know that he says that he's in a place where he is tormented in flames. Now I will paraphrase the beginning there was a rich man who fared sumptuously every day.
He ate the best he had the best clothes. The best Best Foods of the best place outside of his great mansion at the gate was a bigger man named Lazarus, and so he would be there begging for food and all he had was the chrome. This rich man is not in any way had any humanity about anyone even share anything with this poor man with the crumbs from his table, and Lazarus was in such a pitiful condition. He had sores all over his body because he wasn't getting proper nutrition to the dogs came and licked his sores. But by and by.
One died and then the other died and Lazarus went to be comfort in paradise. But the rich man he died to in verse 23 says, and in hell he lifted up his eyes and he was being in torments. I want you to notice its plural in torments. Amen. And he is able to see a far all way off being able to see paradise and he sees Lazarus there now and much comfort. Wonderful comfort any seasonal Lazarus is there, in the presence of Abraham and this man in hell is not. He's got a mind he can think you can understand it's not like he's mindless so we won't feel the pain. He recognizes Lazarus recognizes Abraham and he said all father Abraham had mercy and to stick his finger in the water and come and put it on my tongue because I'm tormented in the plane and Abraham said I'm sorry son. Remember in your lifetime.
Remember, you had many good things were Lazarus. He didn't have anything, but now he's comforted and you are being tormented. Amen.
And soon, then when he says, and there's a great golf between us. There's no way we could come to you if we wanted to, and there's no way you can get out and come to us. Amen. And so then what does the rich man.
All of a sudden he thought oh my God, I'm here for our I'm here I will never get out of this place. And suddenly he thought about his living brothers on our employees. This terrible place. I wish God would get pulled back the curtain for some people want to program the other night the other night Friday before coming to church a people that died and went to hell and came back if you want to know what hell is like the book 23 minutes in hell and you will know what hell is like, and when he realized his five brothers could come to that terrible place.
He begged them to send somebody to go in more numbness, they would come, but Abraham said, I'm sorry. They have the Bible, they have Moses and the prophets preaches that.evangelist.tv – inspirational networks they've got the word channel*they've got all these printers on every corner.
If they won't receive that they would receive somebody knowing came back from the dead. Amen.
Hell is for real.
It is a terrible place. I want you to know that Jesus said was so terrible that would be better for you to pluck out your eyes and go through the rest of life with a blind eye to go to hell with two good eyes be better thank you steel and commit unholy thing skill perversion, it be better for you to cut it off and got the rest of the life named and go to hell whole body. That's how terrible hell is now that references Matthew 529.
He said that's how terrible hell is the Bible says in Proverbs 1511 Hell and destruction are before the Lord you what that means God always 24 seven even though they don't have time up there but to just bring it to our understanding as a window God. Every second of every moment of every minute and hour and day is looking into hell and hearing the cries and the screams of those who like this rich man are in torments it's ever before God. That's why you get so frustrated with us when we lose our burden for the center. Amen. Bible says in Proverbs 27. 20 Hell and destruction are never full and the Bible says that, therefore, hell hath enlarged herself and opened her mouth without measure. Isaiah 514.
You probably heard some foolish sinners say such stupid things as well. If I go to hell all my friends will be there guarding.
Now they may be correct in assuming that all their friends will be there, but I assure you by the word of God. They will not be having a party.
Amen there is not going to be a party going all in Jesus that they shall be cast into a furnace of fire. There shall be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth where the man does not die by will be no party going on now it's true. God did not originally create hell for people as I know somebody think it will, God would do that heating create hell for people. God never intended. Anybody go to hell. The Bible says in Matthew 2541. Specifically, Jesus said that Helen was created for the devil and his angels that God created hell for but the thing of it is that there are people that loved darkness rather than light that shows people rather than Jesus and truth. Do you want all them guys going to heaven with you.
You want to got a bunch of murderers and rapists, so he didn't intend for them to go to hell, but this is their choice says in Psalm 917. The wicked shall be determined to have in all the nations that forget God knows that this is his future residence. He already knows this because it's written in the Scripture were not to go there but it's written revelations 2019 it says the devil will be cast into hell and hell will be cast into the lake of fire and the fire of their torment will rise up forever and ever. The devil knows the Bible, believe you me, he knows he know that is his ultimate destination. That's why somebody said when the devil throws the simple past up in your face. You remind him of his future. The Bible also says in revelations 1212 the devil knows his time is smarter than a Christian that the wiser that a lot of sinners have a short time. The Bible says Satan will come down and great because he knows his time is short. Amen. But you see, that brings us to #. There were a lot of sinners that are blinded by the fact that they believe you know they do believe in Jesus Christ.
They do believe that he is the Savior. They do believe that they have to come through him in the blood of his cross to get into heaven they do believe that hell is real and that they do not know Jesus Christ that's where they're going to go and I have no reason not amen a then surely the Holy Spirit has birthed this word into our hearts so we can be able and effectual witnesses of the New Testament. I believe you can discern the spirit of conviction that was upon the delivery.
As these truths penetrated the hearts of the hearers, shedding light and dark places and peeling away calluses of resistance to the truth. It also serves to an like nonsense how to deal with hard cases when sharing the gospel.
Paul said that Satan is the mind blinder and he uses these eight strategies to keep people from getting saved.
I'm a good person number two not ready to give up their sins. Number three no fear of God number four no fear of hell. Number five, I've got plenty of time.
Number six, the fear of man number seven there are too many hypocrites. Number eight. I just can't live the Christian life.
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Until next time. NARA NASA