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Classic Message: God’s Cure for Heart Trouble

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February 12, 2022 3:00 am

Classic Message: God’s Cure for Heart Trouble

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February 12, 2022 3:00 am

In this special crusade message from the archives, Pastor Greg Laurie speaks on our need to hope in Christ and His Word.

Pastor Greg ends his message with a clear presentation of the gospel, saying, “The most important journey you’ll ever take is the one into eternity.” Do you know where you’re going when you die? Listen in for an explanation of what the Bible says about Heaven—and how to get there.

This message was originally preached in 2012 at the Harvest Crusade held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. 61,000 people attended this crusade over two days, with some 5,900 making professions of faith.

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Hey there Victor, listening to the great glory part just a ministry supported by harvest partners on Greg Laurie encouraging you if you want to find out more about harvest ministries.

To learn more about how to become a harvest partner, just go to harvest.org hello again, let's all pray together, not heavenly father on this beautiful warm nine dodger Stadium Los Angeles as the sun is setting. I pray for every person listening to this message and watching. I know that literally. Shirley is a state in the live of thousand nine, but is not just about a multitude it's about a person you love each and every one of us and I pray that you will speak to each heart for those in here tonight. Pray stressed-out, agitated, lonely, even suicidal Lord, would you give them home. Would you help them to turn to you.

We commit this time. You now in Jesus name we pray. A man amen. The title of my message of God cure for heart trouble.

Let me start with the question how many of you have ever been stressed out to the mat. You know, one of those days were, everything went wrong and then when you thought it couldn't get any worse it got worse. Let me restate the question how many of you have hit a better yet, you of you have teenagers well you know what I'm talking about, you know, we live in the information age we can get information on demand wherever we go. We all have our cell phones with us now. I read recently that 42% of Americans said they can't live without their cell phones.

Two thirds of American sleep with her cell phone next to their bed. Seems like everyone has them now. 5.3 billion people have smart phone so we can get information on demand.

I remember when the first mobile phone came out it was in a car. So if you're in your car you could talk in the boat but then they came over the first mobile one is made by Motorola is about the size of a World War II walkie-talkie about this big and battery life of like nine minutes. No, I remember a friend of mine maybe reluctantly pulled this bad boy out of his briefcase reported on what is that it's a mobile phone that's so cool. Hardly anyone have them back to now everyone has to they give them the babies. At first your mobile phone right here versus picture for mom me this one when you need your diaper change. You know they even have a cell phone for dogs. I'm not making this up.

I read an article in the paper the other day that says that's shaped like a bone. It hangs around the dog that so you can talk to your dog. Your dog runs off column or dog rubbing from advisedly just run around all the day said okay you know, will hold some of the documentation. By the way, by the way that only cell phone for Tax wouldn't even respond because your cat got me like as if I'm an answer that that's choking on a furball just through that a lot when everybody's connected with them that are little computers that we call smart phone we can get that information wherever we are.

That just causes us to be more rest now we live in a stressful culture, depression, nervous breakdown, even cancer. According to experts can be stress related been estimated that up to 90% of doctor visits in the USA are triggered by a stress related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. That's why so many people are taking prescription drugs now there's 46 million prescriptions for managed and entertain anti-anxiety drug ever given out 2010, by the way women are two times as likely to feel anxious and right as men are then young people are more likely to feel afraid, then older people. So if you're a young girl you might be super stressed that are no in the United Kingdom. They've actually installed cameras just about everywhere to make people feel safer, but then a lot of Brits are nervous about the cameras and it makes them more paranoid, so assertive work against them so what you do for a story about a man that was very only so yes his wife to go down and see the doctor with them.

So the doctor met with a man for a while. Ran some tests on told him to leave and then called the white the doctor said mama want to talk you about her husband.

Your husband is very ill and could die soon. He has a disease that is triggered by stress. So here's what you need to do. You need to create a stress free environment for him, and by that I mean don't give them any jobs to do no charge. Smother him with affection, much you love him, make him his favorite meal for breakfast a gourmet lunch something wonderful for dinner create this wonderful stress rely for six months to a year and will make a full recovery. The woman said thank you Dr. she left his office, got in the car she was driving her husband home.the husband said one of the doctor say she looked at him and said you're gonna die. But seriously, though we live in a scary world today will open up a newspaper, check out the news on your smart phone or your iPad or whatever you read about North Korea and Iran getting nuclear weapons not just read an article the other day that said they're not working together helping out one another. The threat of terrorism is still very real in our culture today that we have random acts of violence man walks into a theater in Colorado and starts shooting and killing people. Another walks into a Sikh temple and never one another Watson do but shirt. Then there's the threat of violence in our own neighborhood.

It's a scary world. Then there's the uncertain economy added to all of that can cause you to be filled with fear and anxiety. A recent issue of Time magazine did a cover story on the topic of fear, talk about what people are afraid of today and it pointed out that 50 million people in the United States have some kind of fear or phobia know I get some about. I understand the fear of flying, or the fear of heights, or the fear of small spaces, but they had some phobias I'd never heard of before.

I'm not making any of these up. There was a balloon of phobia.

That's the fear of being easy. I hope you're not sitting next to one of those people. After this hot evening we had together. There's dental phobia. The fear of dentists.

One that strange cycle phobia of the Pharaoh bicycle they even get weirder electric phobia of the fear of check-in. You break out in a cold sweat when you go by Popeye's fried chicken for Col. Sanders are chicks lay and then there is also a list of phobia.

The fear of opinion and then hears when it makes no sense to me phobia. If the Pharaoh honor on seriously. And then there's ecclesia phobia which of the pure church had a full view of the fear of hell or Roto phobia. The fear of heaven.

One of my favorites is a lot of phobia. The fear of baldness or bald people.

I hope you don't have that fear because I'm your worst nightmare alike is still trouble things to be afraid of the you might feel great outside to feeling really good. Enjoying the music and then you come up you got me all thrust out to get me out. Sorry about that, but I'm trying to just deal with reality for a few moments because are a lot of troubled people and I want to share with you what Jesus said that is a cure.

Your part trouble if you will read an article yesterday about Simon Cowell Corsi has his new show, the X factor used to be a part of American Idol. Simon Cal is worth millions of dollars but according to this article he recently got a breakdown, he was bedridden for a week, cutting himself from everyone in the article it says he confided to a friend quote I don't want any more tablets or pills I'm cutting off the lot, including cigarette a better work on my demons and amount of it. I have to stop reading text at 3 o'clock in the morning and they called later and later he concludes I desperately need P yes Simon, you do. We all do we need God. And here's what Jesus says the people who are stressed out there for people, says to people who want to John 14 you brought your Bible follow along with me, Jesus says let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions overnight so I would've told you. I go to prepare a place for you and I will come again and receive you one of myself, that where I am, you may be also in where I go you know in the way. You know, syndrome, Lord, we don't know where you're going. How can we know the way Jesus said it's right here in the front of the platform read it with me.

Jesus said I am the way, the truth on the line and no man comes as a father but by that CS so what is the backdrop of the state. The backdrop of this statement is Jesus had just dropped a bombshell on his boy.

He had just revealed to his disciples that he was going to be a rest beat me and crucified for them. It was a worst-case scenario.

All they heard was he was going to leave them while they did not understand that he was going to the cross to die for their sins and are not he would rise again from the dead. All they heard he was going to leave them so Jesus is licit.

Let not your hearts be troubled. The word trouble could be translated agitated and disturbed door thrown in the confusion. Another translation puts it this way.

Don't let your heart shutter. If you were to go to the original Greek.

It would translate out to, don't panic. It's organic on getting it doesn't mean I made that up nobodies and guys was paraphrase modern vernacular, don't freak out.

Sarai, why, why should I not freak out. Why should I not be afraid Jesus gives three answers number one take God is more if you want to get rid of your heart trouble and your stress in your prayer to God and his word. Jesus is umbel in verse one believe in me. In the Greek this is a command, he says, believe in me. I have a question for you. Do you believe in God simply believing there is a God. Most Americans do, but you know God in a personal way after George Clooney stated quote I don't believe in heaven and hell. I don't know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual. I will allow this life.

The only thing I know to be wasted." Robert De Niro said, quote if heaven exists. God has a lot of explaining to do really, I can just see Robert De Niro standing before God, the Lord looks at the narrow, just what are you looking at me how you kidding. I think Robert De Niro will have a lot of explaining to do, not God. Actor Kevin Costner is a bit more helpful and hopeful on the topic. He said in an interview.

I've always wanted to believe that there is something more to life than what we have hereunder he was enough. You believe in heaven.

Costner applied I desperately want to I mean I want to believe that a part of me will continue on after this life that there's more to me than this life and it's not just what on earth just as Costner. I want to believe Jesus said to him, and to everyone else believe in me is a Regatta St. Louis and I'm in control.

I know what I'm doing here. Good view the word hoops is not in God's vocabulary that freak you out.

If God said who, what, you drop the planet know God is in control. Yes, Jesus was saying, I am going to go and Diane across but you'll see it's all going to turn out better than well it's going to turn out in the salvation of thousands and thousands and millions and millions of people. We have tragedy in life. We talked about that a little bit with big boy attention Steven Curtis Chapman told you a little bit of historical and you know in crisis since people will come with their words of comfort that aren't so comforting but say things like hey it's all good man notices about this one you know when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. What idiot came up with. I love this one. When the going gets to the top get drawn why that's inspiring about this one would doesn't kill you only makes you stronger blame.

I have a better one is from the Bible all things work together for good to those on love God.

Another called according to his purpose. How that you know what that means no means even when tragedy strikes God can bring good despite the bad doesn't mean the good become bad because bad is bad in crisis is crisis tragedy is tragedy.

Despite that, Steven Curtis time and was just thinking God can bring beauty out of*notice it says all things work together for those a love on all got a love God first. You love God, let me tell you this, God loves you. God loves everyone of you and he loves you no matter what you've done and he tells you how to live in the users manual of life.

The Bible, the very word says it all with PI EL E basic instructions before leaving earth.

This is the users manual you've been looking for online use. It figures with Jesus. If they listen, believe in God, trust that I know what I'm doing for God and his word.

I found the word of God sustaining me through the hardest time of my life but I will hold Steven Curtis Chapman is a hope in the void church as a whole and if you're a Christian you of a whole see the hope for Steven and I is that we will be reunited with our children one day in heaven and in the newer will see them again.

They're not just a part of our past are also a part of our future big boy to test the hope that one day God will give him a new body and don't run and you Ended praise to God. It's a hope for the believer. The hope in the afterlife. And yes, there is an afterlife really in many ways this is the before life.

This is sort of small section. The big part of later you will look when you go to the movies and you watch the trailer. By the way, usually the trailers are better than the films themselves. Ever notice that what life is like a trailer.

It's a preview, but the main event is the afterlife eternity and you decide here tonight, right now, or you will spend eternity. I'll tell you what your options are heaven or hell is in a Greg, I thought to rotate so you said hell.

Sorry, but it's the truth.

Just as surely as there is a God in heaven who loves you. There is a hell lesson of this God did that make health for people in the last thing God who loves you once to happen to you is for you to end up in this place called hell. Jesus said, hell was created for the devil and his angels. I was on a talk show last Friday good Day LA and other question was asking how can a God of love make a place called Helen I didn't get a lot of time to answer. It could what I started to say was like you know we all believe there should be a help for some people just not us. When we think of people of committed atrocities likened Adolf Hitler with a gathered I hell, there's a final court of arbitration will beget real and comfortable when it gets personal but there is a hell there is a final judgment. God is in everything he can to keep you want to tell because Jesus went and died on the cross in your place and absorb God's wrath and paid the price for your sin if you will turn from that sin and trust in Jesus, you can go to heaven.

You die and you can know it for sure. That brings me to point number two why should I not have a troubled heart. Number one I should take God at his word. Believe God number two if you're a Christian, you're going to heaven. Jesus said in my father's cells are many mentions and I go to prepare a place for you. Listen to me.

Heaven is real of a place as Los Angeles or New York or Chicago but a whole lot better.

I know you guys have great beaches here and great restaurants here in culture here, but you know what problems there like the risen any other city pebble will be the greatest things we love about cities, but without the bad parts we can enjoy for all eternity. Heaven is not some state of mind. It's an actual place that we will go to we trust in Christ and the Bible says that heaven will do a lot of worshiping. We done some of that tonight some evils that are know it's kind of freaking me out. It sounds like heaven is like a really long church service.

I'm afraid I might get bored.

There trust me you won't find fiction writer Isaac Asimov."

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life during Heller.

Have even more. Whatever the tortures of LI think the boredom of heaven would even be worse." Come on, he doesn't know he's talking about heaven is going to be a place of activity, a place of reuniting with loved ones that have gone on before us. CS Lewis said heaven is not a state of mind.

Devon's reality itself. The Bible describes heaven as a country as a city as a paradox. CS Lewis wrote years ago.

Quote all the things that ever deeply possessed your soul have been, but since of heaven generalizing glimpses promises never quite fulfilled ago that died away just as they caught your ear provide find myself desired, which no experience in this world can satisfy the most probable explanation is I was made for another world. Lewis concludes earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy but to arouse to suggest the real thing." That's why nothing that this world offers will satisfy you know sexual experience.

No drug noted green hanging on your wall. No amount of money, no car, no man, no woman you're really deep down inside longing for heaven. We have like this big hole in our hearts that we try to fill with thing borrowed of Charlie Sheen.

We all know about his Tiger blood in his hookers and drug use. Interviewer recently asked him what said empty spot inside you're trying to fill.

Curious question for an interviewer from Rolling Stone magazine. She responded I'm not sure I don't know what that it unit of your process. Everyone really looked into it. She responded well I guess it's just appetite appetite. It feels filled at times right but they have all these rules and I don't get that you know just to fill it with things that are all about confessionals and pilgrimages and veganism. The interviewer asked him if you ever feel like you're searching for something.

Charlie Sheen responds yeah sure don't know for what so what I do feel like I'm going to meet some wizard guide Sunday but will lay it out for me." He doesn't need a wizard guide need to open up a user's manual. The Bible listen to the words of Jesus. He's telling you what you're looking for answer for all of us and I and when you know there's a heaven, that helps you deal with the pain of life. Realizing that no matter what hardship you may be going through nothing compared with his great hope. The Bible says our present troubles are quite small. They will last very long. Yet they produce for us and immeasurably great glory that will last forever so we don't look at the troubles we can see now. Rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys that come the last forever, so why should I not have a troubled heart number one believe God's word is true.

Number two. If you're a Christian, you're going to heaven. There's 1/3 reason you don't have to have a troubled heart.

Jesus Christ is coming back again and I believe it to be very soon Jesus, and I will come again and I checked the weather coming down here to LA, I wondered if it would be superhot, wondered if it would rain. I see a few clouds in the sky right now.

Now It got really cloudy and dark, would you think that I was a man of great insight up.

I looked up and said you know I think it's going to rain and I figured out that I know is much as those weatherman on television with all their charts and everything up. I just looked out the window once cloudy it might rain better take an umbrella.

By the way.

Bald men always know when it's raining for certain is walking with my wife a while back and she is a lot to hear. Very thick. I could take what she and a brush in one day it would be like a revival on my head walk along. I suggest it started raining.

She said no it isn't as anointed Jesus so it is already Isaac Kathy Bowman always known as training.

First, you would not know it's raining for probably 10 minutes.

I know now. Sure enough, she felt the rate yeah how is it that we can do that because we see the signs in the Scott will all around us today are signs of the time things that the Bible said would be happening in the last days on the front pages of our newspapers on the television programs on the news websites out there reminder that Christ is returning soon, Jesus, and I will come again and receive you unto myself.

Now I want you to notice he doesn't they'll take you. He says all receive you, he will take you against your will. Jesus is not going to get up to heaven right now young man if you want to go to heaven. You don't have to is coming to receive you is coming for those that are looking for him, that are waiting for him. The Bible says he will come again. For those who are eagerly waiting for you. And Jesus said when this happens, that'll happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.

The Bible says the Lord himself business will descend from heaven with a shout. I will be caught up together in the air with others to meet the Lord in the air.

You know that means that means that when you love one was died as a Christian there in heaven now that means when Jesus comes back for us. We will be reunited. Heaven is going to be a big family reunion. Now here's the thing. A lot of us have a weird family strike.

We don't always look forward to where family reunion well that strange uncle that bizarre cousin.

The bad news is is you ever stopped and thought that you may be that weird uncle or cousin and your family. Don't get together with family there's always some strange people only get together with our family in heaven and on the new word all the weirdness will be, will be a glorious family reunion and we will sing together and will reminisce together and will eat together forgetting eat in the next life isn't that good news dinners rolling around here is in it to happen quickly. Jesus a little happen in a moment to will be in the field.

One will be taken. The other left Toby laying in a bad one will be taken and the other left number of years ago I was laying in bed with my wife.

It's okay were married and was very late lights were out and I said watching my wife said to me, Greg. Isn't it wonderful that we could just go to sleep one night and wake up in heaven. I mean we would just be right there in the presence of the Lord she's talking about this and I'm a little bit of a prankster so I as she was talking slip out of the bed and got down on the floor so she's continuing to talk.

Greg will just wouldn't it be great if we just woke up and having great. Don't try this at home. I am a professional idiot that will happen like that and will be a joke, people will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

Would've Jesus came back tonight.

Be ready. Listen to this.

You have a choice before you can get right you can get left. I'm not talking about politics, love, I'm talking about getting right with God.

And if you're not right with God. You will be left behind. Christ comes back again and he's coming soon. It's all right, or do I need to do. Jesus says this is where you go you know where you go where I go.

Rather, you know, the way you know I love Thomas because we really are. John 14 after Jesus said where I go you know the way you know, said we don't know the way and we don't know where you're going. I love Thomas because he was so honest. Thomas was a got a guy that bought for himself sometimes involve doubting Thomas.

I think of a Morris skeptical Thomas. He was skeptical of even let others do his thinking form. He thought for himself. Listen if you come here tonight is a skeptic, I welcome you. I was a skeptic for many years about this won't work for me. I'm not the religious type. Christ could never change a person like me.

But Jesus isn't X work attorney skeptics into believers dockets and said that skepticism is the first step to bullying.

So here was Jesus who would die and he appeared to the disciples in the upper room but Thomas was in there. So then I say they found the city. Thomas just to shut up lifeline to Jesus all you are right, set I'll believe that when I can put my canned in the wound in his side and touch the wounds and is in next time I got together. Thomas was there. Jesse showed up for dinner. Jesus is a commissary about foreign Thomas is like I'm good I'm good and he said my Lord and my God, here's my point. Thomas thought for himself.

So Jesus says where I go you know the way you know that Thomas is like I don't know where you're going, I get a listing from his leg raising his hand. Jesus makes us think that all the other disciples are same. That is so deep that is so good. Thomas is likeliness Jesus is yes, we have annoyed what you're talking about where you going aren't you glad ESI?

Because Jesus and said I am the way, the truth and the life and no man comes as a father but by me. Now this statement is one of the most controversial areas of the Christian faith. People do not like to hear the Jesus is the only way to God's not believed by most Americans of article revealed that half of all Americans believe that a person is generally good or does enough good things for others during their life. They will earn a place in heaven, but is out with the Bible teaches know this and by the way what is your definition of good. I noticed that it varies from person to person you see what one person says is good a mother. Another may say that here's something I bet you don't even live up to your own standards of what is good. I'm not saying there are not good people. There's tons of good people. I'm not saying that there are not good people who are not Christians. I'm just saying this they're not good enough because the only way that you can be good enough is to be perfect and that disqualifies all of the but here's the good news that Ford Jesus comes in because we are not good. That's weekday. Granted, some are worse. Another or all sinners. According to Scripture, and one citizen up to keep you out of heaven. You can take all the other religions of the world and some of them up in one word to do this and maybe you'll go to heaven.

Do this and you'll reach Nirvana or achieve a state of mind. But in contrast of the religions of the world that they do Jesus Christ as God I paid for it at the cross. It is finished you can be forgiven yeah but how can you say Jesus is the only way we do.

Second, I didn't say it.

Jesus said it, Jesus is the only man who ever lived who was mollified to bridge the gap between vanity and God because Jesus wasn't just a good man. Jesus was the God God in human form walking among its own, he voluntarily went to the cross and died for our sin with one hand he took hold of a holy God with another getting took hold of sinful humanity spikes were driven to the Lausanne and he took our sin and rose again from the dead, that Christ is the only one to bridge that gap.

The Bible says there is salvation and no other. There's no other name under heaven given among men by which we can be safe. I read an interview where Beatle Paul McCartney talk about his views on God.

There's what Paul said and I quote I believe in the spirit that's the best I can put it.

I think there's something greater then us and I love it.

I'm grateful to it. But just like everyone else on the planet I can pin it down.

I'm happy not getting it down, says Paul, so I picked it out of all the religions I like many things in the same. I like a lot of things in Jesus said the Mohammed said and then Paul concludes be cool and you'll be all right. Let's rock 'n' roll heaven, maybe rock 'n' roll heaven or rock 'n' roll religion but it's not true, be cool and take what you want from every belief system out there.

No, I think it's time for Paul to let it be. Let's go to the expert Jesus Christ. He said I am the way the truth and the life no man comes of the father but by me. But I don't like that so narrowminded. Someone say I believe as long as a person is sincere in their beliefs, they can follow any path they want it will get them together, they really believe that what would you think you got a plane down at LAX you're gonna fly to Hawaii. So you're taxiing down the runway, but your seatbelt on. You got your electronic device turned off in years, and your seat is in the upright position right and then you hear the voice of the Income over the intercom, a good morning ladies and gentlemen welcome to flight 242 with direct service to Honolulu Hawaii. Our cruising altitude will be 32,000 feet will be showing a movie so you think this sounds good, and in the pilot. By the way, quote I'm not so sure about this whole fuel they NCIC the gauges indicating we don't have enough fuel to reach Hawaii, but I think will make it and don't worry because I feel really good about this. I don't really use any of our navigation equipment or even a map because I think that's too narrowminded to see both. I believe that all roads lead to Hawaii.

By the way, I'm very sincere about this note.

I think Jimmy out this way. There's a cycle in the cockpit. We love it. Something like that but yet the most important journey will ever take is the one into eternity. You're going to gamble with this Jesus and narrow is the way that leads to life in few there are defined to see speaking of fine I can just go down to LAX on board any plane I want to go to security and I have to have the proper ID to board the plane. Explicit God has given you the ticket for heaven.

It was bought for you at the cross of Calvary, but you gotta get the ticket you gotta believe in Jesus, to give you an opportunity to do that right now say how was a couple things you need to admit number one you need to admit the tourist center that's hard for some they choke an outward center, not me. Oh yeah, you.

The Bible says all of the sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Everyone of us of sin by the way, the word sin means across the lawn, you step over that long Bible talks about trespass and sin seen the sign on the part trespass so you step over that line you committed a trespass we will step over the line we will broken the commandments we stolen.

We told a lie.

We taken the Lord's name in vain.

The list goes on is okay okay I got pregnant a few of them, but I'm not as bad as some people true but listen, God is not great on the curb. One sin is enough to keep you out of heaven. The Bible says if you'll been a one point of the law are guilty of all of it so listening but it just come clean and admitted you by us. We are all sinners within number two recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sin. Jesus said, greater love has no man than this, that he laid on his life for his friends and 2000 years ago Jesus went to the cross and died for us. He wasn't taken against his will.

He willingly went he died there for us white because he loves us.

Number three you must repent of your sin. The Bible says God has commanded people everywhere to repent. There's a problem there's people running around who think your questions never attended the show.

I love God with the neurotic and crazy stuff breaking his commandments left and right nope you love God.

Jesus said you'll do what God said if you love God you keep his commandments. So you up to repent of your sin, which means turn from your sin. Change your direction in life and then you must receive Christ into your life. The Bible says, for many as received him, he gave them the power to become sons of God. Jesus says behold I stand at the door knock it if you hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in only you can open that door of your heart, so to speak.

Jesus won't kick it down. He won't force his way in the airline. You must receive him as Savior and Lord. Just like a gift. You know, let's say that I said look, I have a gift for you about this year. Take you up to receive the gift knowing you give a gift to a girl the truck nicely. First, also read the car. Ever notice that girls actually read the cards shall open it up. Oh this is so sweet. Thank you, and then carefully undo the ribbon until say something like I'm in the safe. This friendly and then she'll enjoy the gift you give a gift to a man that's wrapped still open the card that's only to see if there's money in it is not gonna read it. The wrapping paper Amir obstacle torment he just wants what's in the box will I don't care how you open the gift as a woman or a man, you gotta take God's as I have gift for you. It's a forgiveness of your sin. I have a gift for you.

It is a certainty that you will go to heaven when you die. I have a gift for you. It is a knowledge that when Christ comes back you'll be ready to meet him nor you little accept this gift. Are you going to reject this Is a choice that we all have by the way, this is an either or proposition not say yes to Jesus is to buy default say no. Jesus said you're either forming or against me were a US and then you must do it publicly. That's why in a moment I'm in ask you to do what some 3600 people did last night. Dodger Stadium on ask in a moment that if you want Christ to come in your life you want them to forgive you of your sin would get up out of your seat and step into the aisle and come down behind this platform and make your public stand for crop.

What you need to do it publicly because Jesus is, if you will confess me before people, I will confess you before my father and the angels in heaven, but then he got it if you didn't I'm leaving for people will deny you before the father and his angels means that you say don't care who sees not. I know this is true, and I'm ready to make a stand. That's why medical you publicly and lastly, you gotta do it now. Do it now though. They will all come back next year when you return to dodger Stadium all do it next week I'm going to church on Sunday and do it all tomorrow morning though the Bible says now is the time. Today is the day of salvation. Listen, friend, tonight is your night to get right with God.

Don't miss your appointment. This is your not this is your moment. This is your opportunity so broken up right dilemma to give you this opportunity to respond to an invitation that I want to give for you to come to Christ.

Let's all bow our heads. Father, thank you for loving us so much that you sent your son, Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to this earth and living a perfect life then dying a perfect death for us and then rising again. Now, Lord, we pray for those listening and watching those here who do not yet know you, Lord, help them to see their need for you up in the come to you and receive your forgiveness tonight.

We ask it in Jesus name, amen. Everybody this is Greg Laurie and you've just been listening to a classic message from harvest ministries.

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