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Looking for the Savior - Part 1 of 2

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June 21, 2020 12:00 am

Looking for the Savior - Part 1 of 2

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June 21, 2020 12:00 am

“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all thi

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The Baptist Bible lower no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church will and this share. Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and a a and a will and in and in all and in a will and will will much appreciate the special help that some of you have given knowing that these are challenging times and that there are people who are suffering great financial reverses.

If you are still a position that you can help. We very much desire to continue sending out the messages from God's word thankful for the positive response. Many of you have given as to how the Lord is use the messages in your life. I hope that you will take time to write us this week.

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Let us pray that God will bless God fearing man to be strengthened rightly feel their role as leaders in their whole set to be very much involved in bringing their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Someday my message wasn't titled victory declared since we heard so much bad news in recent times because the coronavirus want to drink some good news.

The best news message of victory of Jesus Christ over sensate architects was first Corinthians chapter 15 verse 57 but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ looking at that text considered basically three things.

First of all, the enemy enemy is described in that chapter as being that's the last enemy that we destroy death came because of Adam's sin by one man death passed upon all so Beth came by the first man Adam life comes with a second man, Adam, Jesus Christ never talked about looking at the various types shadows and prophecies of Old Testament times about the coming of the Savior. The fact that you didn't come and looked at those things that concerned his ministry on earth and ultimately the third thing we talked about the victory because he came he died about joy at the empty tomb joy because of what was accomplished joy because of his promise. Return and joy because of complete victory that is yet to come. We concluded last week is where I want to begin today so we turn to the book of Philippians chapter 3, beginning with the 20th verse for our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Our conversation, that is our citizenship is in heaven, from whence we look for the Savior, the meaning that's contained in the original language.

There is that it is to expect fully to eagerly await looking for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ the truth of the return of Jesus Christ is a teaching in Scripture fact is mentioned in almost every book of the New Testament look at a few examples looking at the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark chapter 13 verse 26 and then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Jesus spoke of this several times during his ministry and one of the most comforting passages is found in John chapter 14 verse two in my father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would've told I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also blessed as Jesus is comforting the disciples, but he's totally going away.

They just could not imagine the this would occur they possibly do without him since they had enjoyed such close fellowship and communion with him for the three years of his earthly ministry, but he says I'm going away to prepare a place for good news is I will come again and receive them to myself because where I am there. You're going to be also. That's a wonderful truth is not to know that this has the message was delivered to the disciples and that day is applicable to God's people today know we as unworthy, undeserving sinners will someday be with you. Be with him where he is. This is his purpose is designed his desire that those whom he has purchased, redeemed with the with him for ever and then asked chapter 1 verse 11 when Jesus after he had come forth from the grave and 40 days later now is ascending back to heaven. The angel says the same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. So even as she departs, ascending up to the clouds going back to heaven. There's the promise of the angel that this same Jesus that you've seen a sand will come back and we look at the book of first Thessalonians chapter 4 very familiar passage that gives such comfort to God's people as loved ones have departed to be with the Lord. First Thessalonians 416 says for the Lord himself. So the sand from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God of the dead shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord and wherefore comfort one another with these words. What a comfort to that time that we will be forever with him.

Titus chapter 2 verse 13.

Looking here's the word again, looking expecting eagerly waiting, looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ and that of the last book of the Bible, Revelation chapter 1 verse seven, the hold he cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him out. Surely it would say you believe the Bible so you believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The emphasis is given just in the few verses that we ran really do not allow for some I disable.

I believe the Bible I just don't believe the second coming of Christ that Peter writes and speaks of the fact that there would be scoffers in the last day that would come along saying, where is the sign of his coming. Thank you go to continue as I've always continued in the past we don't anticipate the coming and there are those that have professed to be Christians that have taken that part of you that Jesus Christ will not return, but it's explicitly taught in Scripture, declared by Jesus himself. Question is are you looking to him as indicated in our text Philippians chapter 3 verse 20.

Looking are you looking red Titus 213. Are you looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So it's one thing to say.

I believe in it.

Yes, that's a doctrine time breaks. I believe Jesus is coming back, but are you looking for are you anticipating his return. Does this truth have a purifying effect on your life in first John chapter 3 verse three says, beloved, now are we the sons of God unless this is a marvelous passage so we just pauses would go through the first of all, isn't that an amazing thing that we who by nature rebels at enmity against God. We didn't God that now we should be called the sons of where in this family. So now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be all the details we couldn't comprehend anyway.

But we know this, that, when he shall appear, so here's another declaration of the fact that Jesus is coming back when he shall appear, we shall be like him would seem to be enough that we be called the sons of God's family, but to me like it to be conformed to his image. How amazing is this wonderful grace of God, for we shall see him as he is parent cancer placed calls. We shall see him most of us been singing about it.

Reading about hearing about. We hopefully have communion with him in prayer.

We fellowship with him, but we've never seen his face, but at that great day when he shall appear, we not only shall be like him. We shall see him as he is and then here's a practical application and every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. So if we embrace the doctrine of the second coming of Christ. We need also to apply there needs to be a practical living out of that truth that we embrace the first of all, as we look at our text we want to consider our position, our citizenship is in heaven. Our father is in heaven. Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew chapter 6 verse nine power father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy such endearing terms that we call the sons of God that were told to pray our father. This is a close intimate relationship.

This is not a God who is aloof one with whom we are unable to communicate. One that we know little about God is with the so much about himself and his father. Not only is our father in heaven are worth is from heaven.

Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus in John chapter 3 set of the third verse, verily, verily I say unto the except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God not being born again literally means to be born from above, so as a child of God as a son of God, you been born again you be born from above that which brought about the new birth is not man's free will.

Born not by natural see the will of man, according to John chapter 1, but you been born of the Spirit of God born from above. So because of what has transpired. What is taking place in you by the affected work of the Holy Spirit of God, you have a new nature, you become a new creature in Christ Jesus for the more your name is written in heaven that some people officer take pleasure in being able to have their name on the building to be put there there on or after their God to be put on the monument. Think about having your name in heaven. It's written down in heaven now in Luke chapter 10 verse 20. The disciples came back rejoicing because they had been able to have authority and power over evil spirits. Jesus says notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven is reason to rejoice. Your names are written in heaven. You might be prone to rejoice because of some measure of success that you could join here in this life, you might be made to rejoice that you have made some progress in your spiritual growth, but there's nothing beyond this, rejoice greatly that your names are written in heaven. Fact if your child of God. The name written there even before time.

Can you imagine you feel poor, unworthy and insignificant, but as a child of God. Your name is written in heaven. Your land is heaven. John 1836, Jesus says, my kingdom is not of this world, so the kingdom to which you belong, your citizenship, the place where your name is registered is in heaven. And Jesus says, my kingdom is not of this world. Now, if you begin to focus on the kingdom of this world you forgotten your position as a citizen in the heavenly kingdom first Peter chapter 2 verse 11 says Jenna beloved habits seek US strangers and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

When you come to understand. I don't really belong here. My citizenship is in heaven. Then you can understand that he speaking to you as a pilgrim stranger and I beseech you to the beloved. He says that you abstain from fleshly lust war against her so they hamper you they hinder you they mar your communion and fellowship with the Lord in Colossians chapter 3 verse one Paul writes if he then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above why that's the kingdom to which you belong. That's where your citizenship is where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on earth now so I might as well have like to think about that. I like to think about heaven. Yes, I had to go. The Lord called me today of the Lord comes back.

That would be wonderful in the deed but it's also possible to drift into a line of thinking where you're shirking some of your present responsibilities. That's reason Paul had to write to those in his day. There were some okay Jesus comes back with a square job quickly get you that the mandible were not to each.

So you have some responsibilities here and there to meet diligently pursued and taken care of way that brings honor and glory to God but your primary interest is to be in the kingdom of heaven.

The things that you are to set your affection upon the things that are heavenly things, but how easy it is to be distracted.

How easy it is to observe that which the world has to offer and be impressed with the desire to be a part of you were told love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, the lust of the flesh, lust without the pride of life. These are not of the father of the world belong to another king or the difference it makes for the more you are governed from heaven down capital of status Columbus and the governor's been on television every day getting updates about what's been done concerning the coronavirus, numerous people thousands of people that are tuning in everyday looking at what's going on Columbus because we are governed from Columbus were also governed from Washington DC so the president comes on television. People want to know what's going on in Washington DC. We are is going to affect my life.

I'm being governed from that city several miles away. Well, the fact is for God's people. They are governed from heaven in that prayer that Jesus cited in Matthew chapter 6 verse 10 pray, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. We recognize the Lordship of Jesus Christ we recognize the heavenly kingdom.

Lord, thy will be to be done on earth done in me is another vessel, as it is in heaven is his will that in heaven is done perfectly. Completely. It's executed every detail there is no discrepancy in it. There's no with Megan against so our prayer is Lord. May thy will be done in me and in earth. I will be glorified here that purposes I kingdom the advance to move forward governed from heaven central government. Heaven don't have interest about what's going on there and the message that comes from heaven.

Yes, your citizenship is in heaven and that good news you are represented in heaven.

Sometimes you may send a representative from your state to represent you in Washington and after they get there. Feel like they're not doing a real good job of representing you, and carrying out the things that you feel to be appropriate, but I want to tell you that the representative we have in heaven is there looking out for our best interest and that which will be for our good and to the glory of God. Romans chapter 8 verse 34 who is he that condemns such a wonderful thing to consider that is telling us. None can effectively condemn elect of God, they will have opposition, they will have persecution, but none can effectively condemn them. Louis even condemned that is Christ that died gay, rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. You're being represented is there to intercede for you desire to plead your case he's at the right hand of God is in the position where he can accomplish what needs to be done and that amazing thing to know that you have a representative in heaven interceding for you and then your prayers are being heard in heaven. It's getting more and more difficult to communicate with people with all of the modern technology we have, like the good old days when you picked up the phone and the operator said number and she connected you with the number of the person recalling the line was busy.

She said I'm sorry the line is busy, keep trying to call you back but I know that's enlightening the U kids and young people need to know such a thing existed, but the now you call a number and they'll give you about five options and you gotta press a button and then give you a few more options, call the bank this week. Just found that when they were going to be open because I'd been to three branches that were closed and I had to give him a Social Security number to get the answer. But when the brainstorming open final in frustration trying to get a call through on this perfect Just like to talk to a live person rather than recording but is not remarkable that as difficult as it is to contact somebody here.

You have access to heaven, your prayers are being heard in heaven. Jesus said in Matthew seven verse 11 if ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him. So you asked for something you asked for that which is good is I don't regret everything that you request because sometimes it's not for his glory, not for your excess just as a father on this earth knows how to give good gifts to his children not know that your heavenly Father is far superior to that and knows how to give good gifts to you sources of the same passage, asking to be given you seeking to find, knock and it shall be opened on the blessing here on this earth feeling poor and needy as we are that we can pray at any time of the day or night and expect that our heavenly father with peers. Yes, your prayers are heard in heaven. For the more your inheritance is in heaven. First Peter chapter 1 verse three says we have an inheritance which is incorruptible and undefiled, and that faith is not a way so the inheritance is secure. It's it's there.

It's undefiled is not to be corrupted but furthermore it's reserved in heaven for you to have the inheritance that you have in heaven is not going to be playing by somebody else.

It's reserved for you who are The power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed at the last time so the inheritance is secure and you are being The power of God so that you will arrive on time on schedule with the desire to receive your inheritance now. All of these things were citing should impress upon your mind. Why you have every reason to be interested in heaven and in the darkest of times and days with the difficulties of life.

Maybe waiting us down with the jewel to anticipate that something will be in the presence of the receive inheritance that is reserved for us in heaven.

Nothing. Here's secure changing subject to K it.

We look to that which is incorruptible on the far and faded not. I hope that you will take time to write and let us know that you listen to the program next week.

At the same time with the Lord richly bless the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior poster of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217 and

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