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God is on the Throne - Part 1 of 1

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September 11, 2021 8:00 pm

God is on the Throne - Part 1 of 1

Baptist Bible Hour / Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

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September 11, 2021 8:00 pm

“The Lord is in his holy temple..."

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The Baptist Bible lowered no gums to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and share Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace. I want to thank each of you who have been supporting this program. Praying that God will use it to his glory. I wish I can send each of your personal note to thank you but that's not feasible. So just please accept this word that I'm grateful for your help and support to keep the program on the air recently had delivered a message via live feed to the fight of faith conference at Heritage primitive Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, where owner Mike Stewart is the pastor going to share that message with you today.

It is entitled God is on the throne to be with you this morning that this means certainly wish I could be there.

Have such good memories of attending the fight of faith conference. Over the years. Love you all and miss being there for the fellowship but I'm thankful for this opportunity. Being able to speak to you and ask that you would pray the Lord to bless your efforts to the Lord in prayer and my father we thank you for this beautiful morning, and for this opportunity to be able to preach the word pray that you would bless all who were gathered Heritage church in Huntsville some throughout the day message. I pray that you would enable even the blessing of your Holy Spirit to speak the truth here this morning and that it will edify and comfort me, to the glory of thy name for Jesus sake, a man in a conversation with someone talking about all difficulties that were encountering in this day and time may have been mention of the pandemic which is affected live all over the world talk about how it has maybe come close to home someone sick and your family are people that you know that have died from Coke and you go on from that to talk about the impact all this is had ours Jobson various material aspects of the problem and maybe continue leisure talking about all that you're contending with your concern about the direction our nation is heading out. Government endorses so many things today with which we very much disagree based on the teaching of God's word. So after discussing those either you or the person whom you're talking wrapped it up by saying well God is on the throne, and that you and that fact is God is on the throne, but all you've done. At that point is just confirm that your sound in the faith to believe that God is on the throne, but to go away from that conversation and from interfering or making the declaration yourself. God is on the throne and continue worrying continue struggling with down continue facing fears that you cannot overcome so the fact that you stated, God is on the throne just seemed like a little something to throw in there would wind things up and leaving on a positive note, but there's no application so I want us to consider what if we say we believe God is on the throne. Should that do for us. How should that affect our life. Psalm 11 verse four says the Lord is in his holy temple.

The Lord's throne is in heaven, and of course there are many Scriptures to confirm God is on the throne and we rejoice that that's one of the believe that that means that I'm not to fear or worry cotton's word says over and over again. We are not to fear. Isaiah chapter 41 verse 10 fear thou not going to stop there say you got to be strong and brave and not fear is fear not for I am with the peanut dismayed what more could we ask with the midget to God that we worship the Socrates on the throne. The fish God who is on the throne is not just at a distance, but he is with us to protect Max. We can overcome fear because we are confident that his promises can be relied upon, for I am thy God I will strengthen the EAI will help the promise that God was on the throne as Shannon. I will help you generally need help needed in many many instances in life. If we recognize our own frailties and weaknesses know that we need his help, every hour of every day and if promise I will help the I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

And if that wasn't enough right the same chapter and verse 13 for I the Lord my God will hold my right hand saying of the few, not healthy child is fearful he loves to take hold of that is just hold my hand.

I feel better already.

This God was on the throne is. She said I will totally buy right hand to be there.

I'm not far away.take help I will help you and verse 14 continues. Fear not now worm Jacob and Umana vision. I will help the sale of the Lord thy Redeemer, the holy one of Israel. Remember when you make the basic statement that God is on the throne is true, but if you go on fearful then you're not making the application of the application is yes, God is on the throne, but he told me he's helping me is not even a hand pavement take care of me and then Jesus said not to worry Matthew chapter 10 verse 29 are not two sparrows sold for a far thing and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your father, but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Fear ye not therefore you are more value than many sparrows. So the sparrow is considered to be of no value though and yet not one of them fall to the ground without your heavenly father knowing I think about it and I sit on my back porch in the mornings, having breakfast and I love to be active when the sun is shining, coming in so beautifully in the sunrise and hear the birds sing hundreds think birds don't know this but the sovereign God of heaven is mindful of where you are and of yourself had. He says if he takes care of the birds.

Are you not of greater value than they are, therefore, the conclusion is Jesus says fear the fear not of God's mind for most of the most intricate details of what our problems might be easiest that ever had a number of accountability one time and talk about something. She was concerned about emphasizing the importance of taking in all of the Lord impresses us all another note, I would want to bother God with these little details I wouldn't want to take this time that I don't think he'd be interested. God knows the number the hair on your head. He's interested in detail. No matter what the burden is about what the trouble is you can take it to him.

Circumstances may indeed be troubling but must not fear because of the fact that God is on the throne as the psalmist said Psalm 3115. My times are in thy hand but good times. Not bad times. My present times my future times are all in his so the sovereign ruler of heaven and earth is not such a distance and far removed from us that we have no immediate connection with Greenwich hand. We therefore can cash out fear for the believe that God is on the throne.

We can have peace. Nothing is out of his control how it may look chaotic look at the turmoil in the world today. Look at the violence on the streets of many cities in America. So many groups that appear to us to just complete chaos. Psalm 115 verse three says that our God is in the heavens. He has done whatsoever ye have God's in control is always at work in the days of Habakkuk profit was greatly disturbed because of the evil and violence that was in the land and he assumed God was ignoring God wasn't doing anything that is never a time that God is doing nothing confidently expected.

He's always accomplishing his purposes, so the fact is, although Habakkuk didn't know what it was. God had a plan and after he pleaded with the Lord. The Lord was that the Chaldeans are going to invade the land, bringing judgment on the people and Habakkuk found out what the plan was it like to plan it like God's plan ever been times in your life where you prayed and prayed. Want to know what God's plan was when he revealed it. Mike had to go to his watchtower to ponder the situation and consider what his thoughts and attitudes of the and after he did. Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 20 wrote these words, but the Lord is in his holy temple that all the earth.

Keep silence before Jeffrey recognize the absolute sovereignty of God know that he is in his holy temple.

He is on the throne he does Newman rank even though we cannot understand many of the unfoldment of his Providence.

We must not murmur. We must not complain all the earth. Keep silence before. If you believe in God is on the throne you can rely on his promise, promise all of us familiar with this one and Hebrews 13 check. I will never leave the norm for safety, promise no matter what the circumstances, no matter how chaotic circumstances may appear to be around us. No matter how deep we've gone into the family. I will never leave.

There were times that various ones love song were in such a dark place for the Lord. Hence, excitement will them is not mercy clean gone forever that you've been there is just trash can from face many difficulties and setbacks in prayed and I don't seem to get an answer to my prick like about but God says I will not leave the Isaiah chapter 57 verse 15 for the same Florida high and lofty one that inhabits eternity, whose name is holy.

I dwell in the high and holy place with human intellect, contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite God's promise, though I dwell in the high places and why inhabits eternity.

I am going to give attention to that one that is of a humble spirit revive that one that is of a contrite heart.

Let Psalm 102, verse 16, when the Lord shall sign and he will appear internationally and can I say stop right there that promise can't involve me.

The Lord is appearing in his glory, and worthy, deserving of insignificant cuts not care about me but say when he shall appear in his glory. He will regard the prayer of the destitute and not despise their prick that surely you can qualify for that the people who look at certain promises writers like the one we looked at in Isaiah 57 look to that one was humble when I figure I'm not humble enough to cite another problem.

I'm afraid I don't qualify.

I think we can all qualify for this, the destitute, we feel to be destitute of what we ought to have been as far as our right attitude, strength of our faith conduct from day to day.

We feel empty and barren, but he will not despise the prayer of the destitute who we can rely on his promises tomorrow if we believe God is on the throne. We can find contentment.

The apostle Paul says in Philippians 411 not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am down with the content is admitting he wasn't born with that spirit and attitude. He learned that's something we must learn to do it goes on to say in verse 13 I can do all things through Christ which become for the Lord and admit spirit is sometimes restless and amended times frustrated and don't understand the unfolding of your product and understand a lot of things I want to be content.

I want to honor your name and I pray you give me the strength to do and supposedly I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That doesn't mean that you are content with your failures or your sinful thoughts or actions are that your content with a slothful, indifferent attitude, but your content because your God, your heavenly father is working all things according to the Council of use with and working all things together for good to them that love the Lord and are the called according to his purpose.

Consequently, we can be content even in trial. When we recognize God's hand in the matter that check in Corinthians chapter 12 verse seven and lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelation that was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan afflict me, lest I should be exalted above measure this thing absolve the Lord thrice that it might depart from that sort of the flesh indicates it's something very uncomfortable if you got a thorn in your flesh gotten ignored and is nothing wrong with going the Lord and asking the situations painful if it could be your pleasure. Would you change would remove the stone/but here's the answer. Verse nine energy center to meet my grace is sufficient for the for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most likely, therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest and finishes in verse 10 therefore I take pleasure in infirmities and reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake from when I am weak, strong.

His initial desire, which is very much that whatever the situation if it is extremely painful thorn in the flesh would you remove God cancers have a purpose in this I'm getting at the store that you might not be exalted above measure that you would walk humbly before me that you would trust me and Paul understands that and accepts that and says I take pleasure in and for such difficult none of this might infirmities reproaches necessities persecution distresses. It's not something that you seek after but he says I take pleasure in them because they make me know how much I need the Lord they make the conscious of my week and I am weak, then am I strong friendship.

Many people today restless murmuring and complaining unhappy saying it's just not fair. This is happened to me why when I got a better situation true believer in Jesus Christ seeks to occupy this position, as did the possible to say I can be content in furthermore you say God is on the throne can find comfort in your deepest sorrow's printers 13 Blessed be God. Even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and the God of all comfort that you love the expression landlord identifies himself in several different ways should kink's category, but he is the God of all comfort you need comfort get real comfort lasting comfort comes from God who is given to Saoirse, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Many times people mean well, but they use a lot of trite phrases translation things that sound good but the mystical they do not recognize in our trip to Nassau.

God is going to find real comfort with prompting her heavenly father who is the source of that comfort circuit with the sicknesses.

The dance that have touched so many homes across the country. During this time of the code Irish. We know that comfort is greatly needed in the loss of loved ones in my life was in the hospital suffering because of the code reached the point that it looked like she was very near death. She already had a pre-existing lung condition, and then she got to pneumonia, and had trouble with her heart and didn't look good and I learned a new anguish, one will feel in the time of loss on the dear loved one is taken away effectively. God's gracious heard our prayer restored her and brought her home for which we.

Thankfully, what happens when death does occur. Paul said in first Thessalonians 413 but I would not have you to be ignorant, rather than concerning them which are asleep like a sorrow not, even as others which have no suggestion that you're going to be brave and strong connection to may shed many tears you may agree moan and groan, but not sorrowing as those that have no hope you have a bright hope.

Verse 18 says wherefore comfort one another with these words, words these words concern the fact that Jesus Christ is coming back. 011 has been taken from us. We know were not going to have their company anymore in this time it takes you, but is not visible.

Bright hope as we rest is a positive trend in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world again. It makes us look forward to that day, what day that when Jesus Christ comes back Saints of God are all with you and they have glorified bodies and there'll be no more seen an amino more sick because of me. No more sorrow be no more death, but eternal praises rendered to our victorious Savior's and have comfort in her deepest sorrows and we can have joy as we go along facing the daily difficulties of life. We talked about Habakkuk Habakkuk learned that he could rejoice in the Lord even in the darkest of times, and Habakkuk chapter 3 verse 17 it says, although the fig tree shall not, neither shall fruit be in the line the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fee shall be no the flock shall be cut off from the field, and there shall be no fiscal digital picture right everything on the plaintiff's original harvest. This is a fictional so getting murmur. He complaining did he give up discouragement. Verse 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord. I will enjoy in the God of my salvation.

Paul tells us where to rejoice ever more sometimes extremely difficult. We can be cashed down, we could save the Salazar sink in deep mire where there is no standing Lord for storage, the joy of thy salvation. We can rejoice when were not rejoicing in our emotional not rejoicing in the circumstances of the day rejoicing in the lawn in his sovereign rule, knowing that he is on the throne, and that God is working all things according to his good pleasure and for the more we can have joy because not only do we say God is on the throne as though one of these up there similarities in the distance from it, but we have access to the throne room.

Hebrews 416. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time that a marble experiment we can communicate with their sovereign ruler who is on the throne, who is on the throne. Is your if you come to faith in Jesus Christ and you been adopted into his family and God is your father just not just a matter say what God on the throne, like out there somewhere on what's going on what God's doing that one of the long version writing doubting dealings problems and negatively on when you understand this sovereign ruler much he knows where you are. He knows you intimately. He knows your circumstances, he is your father. You can therefore rejoice the hymn writer should my father is rich in houses and land, behold the wealth of the world in his hand of rubies and diamonds of silver and gold's coffers are full, and is riches hung total to our cottage. Why should I care giving a balance for me over there though exile from home yet still I may saying all glory to God.

I am a child of the King one rules and reigns as I got is on throne is despicably musky and hinder the child of the King, but joy to bring an operator bring joy to each of you today heavenly father we thank thee for the wonderful truth of that word. We rejoice to know that in these difficult, challenging time that are all threatened no father you care forests completely to the for the strength encourage and hope that we need every day.

Bless each one meeting at heritage church who heavenly father helped each of us five people to shine as lights in a dark world blessed for the namesake.

We pray a man in a, and we should indeed declare that God is on the throne.

But then we should make the application of this truth as we trust him from day to day and what blessing to know that the God is on the throne in heaven. We have access to the throne room because he is our like to get this message on CD requested when writing this until next week. At the same time with the Lord richly bless you a Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of elderly Sarah Bradley Junior address all mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217 and will and gave a way in a

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