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April 3, 2020 12:00 am
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16).
In a the fire. Additional sugar baby Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible and in an and in an and I and he be all glad that you're with us today. I hope that you will pray that the Lord would use these messages were bringing in these challenging times to be a help to all who listen. Continue to pray for a president and all of those in positions of authority that they may guide us in the right direction. We know that ultimately our help is in the Lord are going to continue the message God leads us along if you like to get the complete message on CD you can request it by writing us at the Baptist Bible.
Our box 17 old, 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 be no he will be the will and all be be be the will now all I he he he be the hymn writer says those sorrows befall us in Satan's but we do have a great enemy first Peter 58 be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the will of a roaring lion woke up about, seeking whom he may devour.
That's not put Claire to strike undue fear in your heart, but it is sobering to considered and should not capture our attention and say if I'm not an enemy who is so great. My adversary is the devil himself, and he is as a roaring lion that he would like to devour me I need to be alert.
I need to attend the things that God has given his word as to how I am to resist the devil and to be able to stand in the armor that God has provided, which is described in detail in Ephesians chapter 6 we read earlier from Psalm 31 and the 15th versus go back to that Psalm Psalm 31 verse seven. I will be glad and rejoice in my mercy for about has considered my trouble, thou hast known my soul in adversity and has not shut me up into the hand of the enemy that was set my feet and a large room they would frequently talk about his enemies. Yet many of Satan is heartbreak adversary but sometimes it takes the form of family members. People who once were friends turn their back on you somebody to work with for a variety of reasons people can become your the psalmist expresses it, or given to me because you haven't shut me up to the hand of my enemies. Then it says in the 13th verse four. I have heard the slander of many fear was on every side while they took counsel together against me then advised to take away my life, but I trusted in the Lord. I said, thou art my you find that you have an enemy of vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord, so he doesn't tell you to dig in and fight with hand-to-hand combat against your enemy. You try to outsmart your enemy and see what you can do to destroy them. That's that's not your, what did David do I trusted in the chitosan thou art my yes Satan will always opposes. We have the world the flesh and the devil all in opposition against which we must stand when we consider the fact that we still have the old Adamic nature in us. We still have this flash to deal with Raven enemy within that can be our greatest difficulty, the Roman letter. Romans chapter 8 verse 35 we read about some of the things that God's people encounter question is asked, who shall separate us from the love of Christ shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword sorrows befall us to be many sorrows. Deep sorrows deep grief experience in the time of tribulation weathers distress, just perplexity. We don't know where to turn and how to effectively deal with the situation that we encounter, or persecution, those in their church suffered great persecution.
Many were imprisoned apostle Paul spent much time as a prisoner all the apostles with the exception of John were martyred there Christians being killed in various parts of the world today because of their testimony for Jesus Christ, famine, nakedness parents sword as it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter man all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved to be destroyed by well with some of them were martyred, were they not destroyed. Think about Stephen. He was stoned to death.
But while he was dying, he looked up into heaven and saw Jesus this time not seating on the right hand of the father, but standing up, ready to welcome him home.
What a way to die. They may have felt when they saw his limp body they had indeed accomplish their purpose and conquered this man, but he went on the glory. Nothing can separate us from his love for I am persuaded that neither death to life, nor angels, or principalities, or powers or things present, or things to come to height nor depth of the creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is given us in Christ Jesus our Lord powers doesn't matter what power may oppose it may be a powerful nation. It may be a powerful religious institution. It may be a powerful worldwide conspiracy, but no power can separate us from our God, our times are in use. What a consolation. Then he says away from the mire and the way from the play in the mire we find that we are unable to get a firm footing. You take a step you want to get out of the mire. It's an uncomfortable place.
It's a place that can be very harmful and destructive but each time you take a step, consider finding a solid rock you find more Myron it's sucking you down. Psalmist refers to in Psalm 69 verse one save me. Oh God, for the waters are coming on the my soul. I sink in the mire where there is no standing, I'm coming to deep waters where the flood overflow you sometimes pray that with David: I'm sinking in the mire.
Come to my rescue. I can't get out alone. I've got to have your help. Verse 14 deliver me out of the mire and let me not sink.
Let me be delivered from them that hate me and the deep waters.
Verse 33 for the Lord here at the poor and despise if not use prisoners. God leads his children through afflictions and God leads his children along in shady green pastures so rich and so sweet. God leads his dear children, along were made to think of that wonderful song. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures he lead me beside the still waters. He restores my soul he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake. What a pleasant scene come*my shady green pastures place where she are comfortable and can be fed Philip Keller a pastor who was for eight years. Shepherd caring for she writes in his book a Shepherd looks at Psalm 23 that she will not lie down unless they are free from fear when their alarms when their trouble, and will not lie down in the green pastures. Fear is something that can be set in many circumstances, things you may be dealing with at the present things that you think about the could occur in the future, and a closing to be afraid. You failed to lie down and rest in the Lord, she will not lie down unless they are free from friction with other one she is antagonizing another if they are battling each other. I will not lie down.
The Lord would have us labor for peace.
Seek peace and ensue. It and they will not lie down when they're hungry G5 to be fed, we are fed as his word is proclaimed that his gospel is preached as we read his word and Ray Melinda lie down in the green pasture where the waters cool flow bathes the weary ones know that in spite of the fact were sometimes in the night season were sometimes in the depths the Lord brings us to another season for the waters refreshing the waters cool flow babe is your weary feet where you been traveling on the hot dusty say's Isaiah chapter 66 verse 12 says for thus saith the Lord the whole I will extend peace to her like a river in the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream, the Little Miami River. Such a beautiful stream. Sometimes you look at it and it's it's just you can hardly tell the waters just peaceful. I will extend peace like a river, sometimes on the mount where the sunshine so bright, so I might say today will I begin to wonder if there is amount. I've been in the valley so long I've been in the low places so long. But let me assure you that you can't have a valley, unless there is a mountain attached to it.
So as you go through the valley to come out on the other side there is a high place. There is a mountain in Ezekiel chapter 34, when the Lord was rebuking the shepherds that had failed to care for his flock and said that he would care for them, says in the 13th verse that I will bring them out from the people and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the river and in all the inhabited places of the country.
I will feed them in a pastor, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their full be there so they lie in a good fold in the fact pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of the mountains are connected with a happy time, a joyous time at time of being blessed. Sometimes when you spend a good pity or experience in the valley, you may tend to forget about the mountains, but I'm confident everyone of us today. If we think back just a bit with think about some of those mountain top experience times when the Lord has been with us in the special way way just feel that he is there, sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright. Malachi 42 says, but unto you that fear my name shall the son of righteousness arise with healing it is weighing and you shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall, son of righteousness. Jesus Christ think back a few years ago when I gone to Poland to preach and had some good sessions met with several people. They were rejoicing in the good news of the gospel in the message of God's grace that I got the news early one morning that the car we had rented had broken down and I was frustrated say the lease we had our plans for the day was going to travel the distance and meet some other people. We had not previously met Mabel to bring the message to them in the first question to my mind of come this far. Why would this be that I'm not going to be able to go anywhere today but then the thought came to mind my times are in his hands, dodging charts, I would've paced the floor all day, or sit around here and fret because my plans been disrupted that chocolate on the below I just sprayed Lord blessed me to get into your word in a very special way and I spent that the entire day studying Psalm 119 reading and rereading it had a commentary on it that was excellent. I don't have words to describe the joy that I felt in my heart on anybody with me during that time there country far from home.
I could look down and see children playing on the playground.
Periodically I go down. We couldn't communicate because I couldn't speak their language.
They couldn't speak mind, but somehow we could gesture that we were friendly toward each other the backup of my study. When that day he was finished I Lord this if this is been a day on the top of the mountain and start out that way. It seemed that everything was going wrong this time of fellowship was so special and after the hymn writer describes these various experiences, he says, but all through the blood.
All of God's children need the cleansing of the blood of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 922 says without the shedding of blood there is no remission. First John 17 says the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all sin without the shedding of Christ's blood without his sacrificial bath without his substitution going to the cross, taking the place of the given to them by the father.
There would be no salvation and all this other consideration of the way we travel would have really no meaning at all, but women purchased by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. He lay down his life and got what he paid for and then the hymn says, in a way up in glory. Eternities God leads his dear children alone. First Thessalonians 417 then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord. Along the way he leads us to the waters and through the floods. He leads us to the fire. He leads us to the balance is not on the mountaintops and days of joy and refreshment and days where the son of righteousness smiles upon us and we feel his presence and so how good to know that the Lord is our Savior and that he is with us and ultimately we look to the end of the journey when he leads us on higher ground picking us up in the air to be with him and so shall we ever be no more descriptions no days, no families, no more disappointments are struggling to see me but to be in the presence of Jesus Christ basking in the sunlight of his love. That's the hope we have.
Yes, he leads his feet. He leads his old 1942 sometime after the death of George, a young who wrote this hymn how door willingness who was a young writer, publisher of hymns. In fact, his most famous one is wonderful grace of Jesus. He decided to track down George Young's. He got an address in the small town and driving there. He stopped at a gas station asked for directions when the attendant saw the address he said was Sir. That's the county poorhouse up the road about three months and Mr. when I say poorhouse I really mean not knowing what to expect.
Lyness made his way there he found Mrs. Young, a tiny elderly woman and surroundings that were far from pleasant. However, she radiated the joy of the Lord and spoke of how he had guided her and her husband for many years.
Then she exclaimed God led me here and I'm so glad he did you know about every month. Someone comes into this place to spend the rest of their day and many of them don't know my Jesus I'm having the time of my life introducing the isn't it wonderful how God leads God leads his dear children, a law has been leading you to convict you of your sin and show you your need for Savior has been leading you to show you that there is no other Savior. But Jesus been leading you to become his follower the words of that song God leads his dear children alone are indeed comforting. How wonderful to be reminded that he leads us even in the most difficult of times. He is promised never to leave us nor forsake us.
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