Share This Episode
Leading the Way Michael Youssef Logo

You Will Get it All

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef
The Truth Network Radio
May 2, 2022 8:00 am

You Will Get it All

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 464 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.


May 2, 2022 8:00 am

To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/155/29

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Core Christianity
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier
Matt Slick Live!
Matt Slick
Cross Reference Radio
Pastor Rick Gaston

Dr. Michael Yusef with an encouraging reminder from God's Word. Welcome to Leading the Way, through which Dr. Michael Yusef has passionately proclaimed uncompromising truth from God's Word for more than 30 years. Now, the words found in Psalm 16 expose the eternal inheritance ahead for those who place their eternity in the hands of Christ. Today on Leading the Way Audio, Dr. Yusef opens to these words of hope to help you overcome the hopelessness you may feel where life has you today.

It's part of a series called God Has the Answer for Every Problem You Face. So listen together as he guides you to experience a life and history changing prophecy by David the King, right here on Leading the Way. Today, I want to look at a thousand years before Christ's birth prophecy. It's about Christ, but it's also about our inheritance in Christ. Psalm 16 prophesied regarding our inheritance. The psalmist looked through the eyes of faith a thousand years down the road and he saw the indescribable inheritance that's in Christ. And so under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David discovered how believers in Jesus are going to get it all.

Look with me, please. First, the condition of our inheritance. Now, God's Word said those who have an inheritance in Christ and with Christ, they are totally under His sovereign control.

They are totally owned and operated by His sovereign plan. They are conscious of the fact that their very breath is in His hand. They know that they can persevere and they are preserved in Christ.

They know that they are totally engulfed by His everlasting arms. In fact, David's prophecy here in these four verses, just the first four verses, he mentioned three different names of God just in four verses. El, Yahweh, Adonai.

He mentions them all in the Hebrew language. Now, we saw in the last message El describes the omnipotence of God. El describes the all-powerful God, the almighty God. El describes the all-sovereign God. We also saw that Yahweh has represent different character of God. He is the covenant-making God. He is the covenant-keeping God. Adonai is the Hebrew word which means he is the Lord, my Lord.

He is the King, my King. And here, he puts them all together, all three completed meaning of who God is. El, Yahweh, Adonai.

Say it with me. El, Yahweh, Adonai. And he gives us the full picture of God in the first four verses of this psalm.

He is saying He is not only my maker, He is my mediator and He is my master. And because He is all of that to me, therefore, no fear will ever haunt me. No worry will ever possess me. No anxiety will be my companion. No fall that can daunt me.

Why? Because the condition of my inheritance is being guaranteed by Him. The condition of my inheritance is protected by Him because the condition of my inheritance is my complete preservation in His hands. But the psalmist is really saying something even stronger than that. He is saying El, Yahweh, Adonai means much more to me than that.

Besides Him, nothing and no one will ever mean to me more than Him. But He is also giving us a very subtle test to know if you meet the conditions of that inheritance. And if I meet the condition of that inheritance. A very subtle test.

What's that test? Look at it with me. Ask yourself the question, do I seek the companionship of the Lord more than anybody else in life? Do I seek the companion of those who seek His companionship more than anybody else in life? Do I feel uncomfortable in the company of those who openly sin? Do I find that the values of the godless trouble me?

Does the lifestyle of the godless repulse me? That's the test He gives us here. It's a very subtle test, but it's here. That's the test by which I can know if I'm meeting the conditions for that inheritance. You will know where you are. Nobody else does except you and God. If you are like Peter, finding yourself warming your hands at the fire of those who are hostile to Christ, be very careful because denial of Christ is around the corner.

Are you with me? So the first, the condition of the inheritance. Secondly, the content of the inheritance. I hear and read about people who go to a public hearing of a will. They can't wait to go and hear. But you see, we know what it is. We don't have to wait for the public hearing.

We have it. Verse 5, the Lord is my chosen portion and my cup. Let me put this psalm in its historic context because without understanding why David, at that particular point in his life, write those words, you would think that he had written them when he was a powerful king sitting on the throne of Israel.

And you say, yeah, of course. I mean, he has made it. No, you have to understand when he wrote this psalm and that should be a comfort and encouragement to every single person who's at the sound of my voice. Most theologians agree that David wrote this psalm when he was a fugitive from King Saul. King Saul was chasing David all over the countryside of Israel, the land of Israel. And when David being chased and running from cave to cave, he was deprived of his inheritance. You see, most of us know that when Joshua led the people of God into the land of promise, they divided the land. And each tribe got a certain inheritance except for the Levites.

They didn't get one. That inheritance passed from generation to generation to generation of the people of God. David's share of that inheritance was in the fields and the farms of Bethlehem because that's where he came from.

That's his origin. That's why Jesus was born in Bethlehem. You see, as long as Saul was on the throne of Israel, David was deprived of his inheritance. As long as Saul hunting David from place to place to place, he was deprived of his inheritance.

Even his parents, if you read the scripture, you see very clearly, his parents become fugitives too and they joined him in the land of Moab. Here's a lesson for all of us. When you find yourself in David's place, when you find yourself in the tough circumstances as David found himself, instead of crying the blues, instead of feeling sorry for himself, instead of saying, whoa me, instead of becoming bitter and angry, he said, forget about my earthly inheritance. I have a far greater one. The Lord himself is my inheritance. Amen.

Listen, I know we sing. I would rather have Jesus than silver and gold. I would rather have Jesus than riches untold.

It's like a Scottish friend of mine said, hymns made more liars out of us than the devil. Listen to me, when the push comes to shove, I wonder how many of us truly can say, I'd rather have Jesus than riches untold. Now I don't mean silver and gold, the metal silver and gold.

Maybe it's important to some, but no. Whatever your silver and gold is, it could be different between you and the person sitting next to you. What your silver and gold is might not be that person's silver and gold. Silver and gold for you might be a person. Silver and gold might be some things. Whatever it is your silver and gold, can you truly say, I would rather have Jesus than this, whatever this is.

How easy for us to sing. Look at verse six. David said, the lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yay, I have godly inheritance. I'm sure there are some here who would want to ask David some questions, especially if you're going through a tough time.

I know because I'm not a stranger to tough times and difficult times. I'm sure you want to ask David. David, my buddy, get real here. David, you're a fugitive.

You're going from cave to cave. David, you are running from rock to rock. David, you have a stone for a pillar at night when you go to sleep. David, you're hunting like a rabbit. David, you have nowhere to lay your head. David, you have nowhere to rest. Oh, but David would say, the boundaries, the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Surely, I have a delightful inheritance in the middle of this. Beloved, those of us who live by sight and not by faith, and we all have those moments when we cease to live by faith and live by sight, those of us who want David to get real and be realistic, I can hear David to be saying, you see, you don't understand.

You don't understand. This is a life of faith. This is seeing the unseen. This is a life that is complete in El Yahweh Adonai. El Yahweh Adonai is my inheritance, and that's everything. No wonder God honored David. Listen, we all know about his failures. We all know about his fraud bills.

We all know about his problems. We all know that, but God still honored him because of David's faith. David says, you want to place your trust in your material possessions? Good luck with that.

Do you want to trust your statement of net worth? That's your choice. As for me, I am placing my trust in the glorious eternal inheritance. Amen. You know, every statistics I read, it says that the baby boomers in our culture are bored out of their minds because all of their focus is on this life. The focus on earthly inheritance, not eternal inheritance, always makes your problems worse.

So many people look at others, and they compare themselves with others, and then they get depressed. David would say to all of us, that's not me. That's not me.

Regardless of my current circumstances, I know that I have a fantastic future. I am going to get it all. You might want it all now, but I'm going to get it all, and it's going to get it and it's going to stay with me. You say, David, how come? How come David would say to you, because I remember back yonder in my father Jesse's home, there was an old prophet by the name of Samuel.

He came over there and he poured oil on me, and oil on my head. And he told me that God has a plan for my life. He told me that I have an incorruptible inheritance. I have an inheritance that no one can steal from me. Inheritance that no one can take away from me. Inheritance that no one can deprive me of. Inheritance that no one can exclude me from.

An inheritance that can never, never, never be lost. Beloved, listen. You may be going through your own private Gethsemane right now. I don't know, you do. You may be going through some puzzling times and say, God, why is this?

Why is that? God, why? Why am I here? I thought I would have been there.

Now I'm here. You may be going through unspeakable pain that only you and God know. Like David, you can say, back yonder, Jesus came into my life. Jesus promised eternal life to me. Jesus forgave me all of my sins. Jesus saved me eternally. Jesus promised me an inheritance with him. Jesus assured me that he has a plan for my life. Jesus promised me that I will reign and rule with him forever. And therefore, no matter what I go through right now, no matter how dark it appears right now, no matter how difficult things are right now, no matter how tough my circumstances may appear, my boundaries have fallen for me in a pleasant place. Amen. Amen. The condition of our inheritance, the content of our inheritance.

Thirdly, the combination of our inheritance. Look with me please at verses seven all the way to the end. What is he saying here? He's saying that in this life, my life is guided by El Yahweh Adonai, not Dr. Phil.

I have nothing against the man, but be careful where you get your advice. In this life, I am guarded by El Yahweh Adonai, not by a government program. In this life, I am gladdened by God, not how much I have or don't have.

Not only that, but in eternity, I'm going to inherit the whole universe. Psalm 16 verse 10. Look at it carefully, underline it if you have your own Bible. It's a very important verse because it's quoted by both Peter and Paul in the New Testament. Verse 10. And the New Testament writers have made it very clear that this verse is fulfilled in Jesus Christ at the resurrection. Therefore, this 1,000 year old prophecy. It says that you will not abandon me to the grave nor will you let your Holy One see decay. And see that's why the body of Jesus was in the grave only three days.

It did not see decay. The reason our own resurrection is sure is because Jesus' resurrection is sure. Because of Jesus' resurrection, I shall never die. I shall never die.

It's like Moody used to say when you hear the old Moody died, don't believe them. I'll be more alive than I've ever lived. Because of Jesus' resurrection, I shall live forever.

Because of Jesus' resurrection, I shall reign and rule with Him for all of eternity. Because of Jesus' resurrection, I share Jesus' own inheritance. Question, how much is that inheritance? How much of that you're going to inherit? I remember the days I was living in California when Howard Hughes died, who suppose at the time was a rich man and now there are a lot of people richer than him now, but back then the media was running around asking the lawyer, how much did he leave? How much did he leave? And the lawyer said, all of it. How much of that inheritance are we going to have?

How are we going to inherit? Well, it's not measured by millions or billions or trillions. No, it's measured by the billions of galaxies.

That's how it's measured. In comparison to what our inheritance is in the universe, this planet earth is a drop in a big bucket. Verse 11, in your presence there's fullness of joy. You know, I was reading about Henrietta Guinness, the heiress to the Guinness fortune. She took her own life at the age of 35. With all that money, with all that wealth, she took her own life and she said, I would give it all for a moment of joy. Think about this. And yet we will have joy not for a moment, but forever more.

Not just for a short period of time, but forever. I want to share this historic event with you as I bring this message to a conclusion and a challenge. In the first century Rome, when a young man achieved the legal age, the legal status.

Now, in Judaism, Bar Mitzvah, which is the age of 12, this was around the same age, 12, 13, 14. It was customary for the father of the boy to take his son to the forum where there are masses of people there. And there publicly, at this public platform, the father would say to the citizens of the city, this is my son. He is now come of age. He inherits my name, he inherits my property, and he inherits my social position. Then he will take off the boy's togo. And then he will put on him what is known as togo virilis, that is a man's robe. And from that moment on, it becomes known that all that the father is or has belongs to the son.

I'm getting ready to shout because I know what I'm going to say. In a far greater way, when you surrender your life to Christ, God the father says, all that Jesus has is yours. All that Jesus is, is yours. All that Jesus inherits, you inherit. All that Jesus accomplished is your accomplishment. All that Jesus' righteousness is your righteousness. All of Jesus' authority is your authority. All that belongs to Jesus belongs to you. There's more than that.

There's more. One day, one day, the Lord Jesus Christ is going to stand at the forum of the universe. And he will take yours and my human body.

And he will give us heavenly bodies, glorified bodies, supernatural bodies. And he will declare to every creature and every created being, you are a joint heir with me. Now my beloved friends, this is an inheritance worth singing about. This is an inheritance worth waiting for. This is an inheritance is worthy of the name inheritance.

All that the father is or has belongs to the son. It's a powerful picture of your eternal inheritance. And maybe today's words from Dr. Yousef brought some spiritual questions to mind. Well, if so, speak with one of Leading the Way's pastoral team today.

Begin that conversation at ltw.org slash Jesus. You can partner with Dr. Yousef in his vital work around the world by becoming a frontline mission partner. As a frontline mission partner, your monthly gifts will help Dr. Yousef expand Leading the Way's outreach through every form of media, equip believers to impact their communities for Christ, as well as reach the unsaved and unreached around the world. Brand new frontline mission partners will receive special ministry benefits, including the On the Frontlines photo booklet, as well as exclusive ministry updates and a 20% discount on all resources at ltw.org. In addition, for a limited time only, new partners will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Michael Yousef's popular book, Conquer Your Battle Plan for Spiritual Victory. Become a frontline mission partner today by committing to give financially each month, and you'll be joining with Dr. Yousef as he proclaims the gospel all over the globe. Sign up today at ltw.org slash frontline. Call your Leading the Way ministry representative today. Tell them that you want to stand with Dr. Yousef in passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth around the world. Call 866-626-4356, and you can go online to ltw.org.

Ask about joining Dr. Michael Yousef as a frontline mission partner. ltw.org and 866-626-4356. And you can write to us, too. We love getting your letters. Write to Leading the Way, Post Office Box 20100, Atlanta, Georgia, 30325.

Again, that's Post Office Box 20100, Atlanta, Georgia, 30325. Well that's our broadcast for today. Thank you for being with us, and do join listeners around the world for the next Leading the Way. This program is furnished by Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Yousef, passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth around the world.
Whisper: medium.en / 2023-04-24 07:53:19 / 2023-04-24 08:01:12 / 8

Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime