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January 29, 2022 7:00 pm
“Let not your heart be troubled..."
The Baptist Bible lowered no gums to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and ready Junior inviting you to stay tune for another message of God's sovereign grace and he and in all is he will be a way he was a he he will be will be continuing the message today your heart be troubled. All of the children been encounter group passion months in a couple years shooting the messages applicable to us without all of us have struggled questions and doubts and fears.
Jesus said to his disciples when he was ready to go away let not your heart be troubled and made that message sink deep into our hearts. Today we trust the Lord our God deceive us to ever difficulty with million If you want the program to remain on your station, you can help make that possible by donating to this work can writing us at Baptist Bible hour box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 five Sunday month until the need is particularly great. Second Thessalonians chapter 2, verse 16 that our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God. Even our Father which hath loved us, and have given us ever lasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and discomfort coming from from God our father.
Jesus is here comforting his disciples. Think about this is the night before his death, not a generator that Jesus was troubled. He was troubled of the fact that one of his disciples was going to try but rather Jesus thinking totally about himself what he was facing. Knowing something of the horrendous death that he would soon die on the cross. He's thinking about his disciples, he loved them to the end.
He knows that they're confused.
He knows that they're hurting is mildly interested in them to be a great comfort to you to know that in those dark moments when you may feel that nobody cares what he understands and that your forsaken Jesus promised never to leave you nor forsake so just as you believe in God believe in me says in this is affirming his dignity if he was just another man. If it was just a great teacher for just a good example.
This is been taught how to place ribbon blaspheme a REMIC to say believing me if I can believe in God because he is the God man you believe in God believe also in me. They had every reason to trust they had seen them change the water into wine and experience that deliverance when they were on the ship at sea, being tossed about. They would look down Jesus comes on board the ship and spring steel from the wind ceases to blow right, and they come safely to the shore seeming feed 5000+ the women and children out of the loaves and fishes seen him give site Amanda was born seven years think nothing that I believe it had every reason to believe so is saying to you believe in God believe also in me.
In other words, you can trust me. In these difficult circumstances seem to suggest that the Lord just didn't quite know what he was doing to say I'm going away that this is not what should be happening, that he must not be going away but Jesus said, trust me. In these difficult circumstances and let us also trusting in the midst of our troubles get to the play. Sometimes you can understand say what God is doing otherwise doing what he's doing. I don't know why has intervened and why doesn't change the circumstances trusting when you can't understand he's assuring them that his departure the fact that he's going away is not the disaster that they think it is because people are going to do something that will be for their benefit and often that's the case with us were perplexed were troubled. Why has God allowed this situation to disrupt my life by not having this sickness, having this pain.
But remember, the Lord is in control and he knows what is for power, good and welfare and his promise that all things work together for good to them that love God and of the called according to his part, so faith in Jesus Christ, the son of God is what prevents one's heart from being troubled. Let not your heart be troubled to say that and then give no support to it as though you've just got to develop a mental attitude say I'm not going to be trouble. Let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me. Trust me understand that when you're perplexed and you can't figure it all out. I'm still in charge.
I carefully love you. I'm looking in the third thing we see in our text is heaven comfort is indeed found in looking toward heaven's is in my father's house. The father's house. Wonderful expression in my father's house are many mansions. The father's house.
Of course, is heaven heaven is referred to in several ways. In Scripture Hebrews chapter 11 verse 16 describes it as being a better country spoke of Abraham and others who wander to strangers and pilgrims here.
They were looking for a place where they might have a permanent abode. They were wondering what they wanted to settle down.
I was looking for a better country. Heaven is a better country than anything we can ever experience here. Second Timothy chapter 4 verse 18 describes it as being a heavenly kingdom. If you have a kingdom there must be a king in Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of love never been a perfect king ring on this earth section of the history of God's chosen people in Israel and Judah. There were far more kings who were ungodly men terrible failures and there were honorable man that let the people in the right direction you look at the pages of history and see how many disasters that have been because we can. Dictators rose to power and wealth. Great pain upon the people over whom they range it is wonderful to know that Jesus Christ is the king that we adore, worship and file and that heaven is a heavenly kingdom.
Revelation chapter 21 of the second verse describes it as being a holy city legacy. Heaven is a real place is not just something mystical out there in the sky somewhere. It is a heavenly city to be inhabited by multitude. Then he says in my father's house are many mansions which literally means many dwelling places. Revelation chapter 21 of the third verse describes it this way.
After speaking of that heavenly city in the second verse first three says, and I heard a great voice out of heaven saying the whole the tabernacle of God is with man, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God puts it, wonderful thing about this city, God dwells with the that we come here this morning and sang hymns of praise. The sovereign God of heaven entire glorious King, Jesus Christ, we lift up our voices in prayer and believe that the God of heaven will cure us because we come through Jesus Christ, the mediator you feel that God will be with you and by divine providence care for you in the days ahead. But think about being in the city where he is indeed impressive and it's a situation which will never be disrupted and that really changed. You will live with him for ever dwelling in that city and furthermore your room, your sweet that you will have to dwell in is reserve the times that I've been traveling on the preaching trip was reluctant to make a reservation ahead because I do know just how far I would get one of the make as much progress as I could because when the work is done.
I'm content when I still got appointments to field when I preach the last sermon I will come home and I headed in that direction and I tell you it's disappointing when it's a cold rainy night and you drive up to the motel. I said you have a reservation. No I was just 12 Sgt. Debbie, there's no room that's disheartening that I have actually been times that I had a reservation and they said there's been a mixup we don't have room for but will make arrangements for you to go to another motel down the road. I want to take God's children have a reservation that is confirmed and he tells us in the book of first Peter chapter 1 that your inheritance is reserve far you have intentions. Jesus Christ is keeping track of the reservation. Anybody turned aside and said sorry were full than some stake in the paperwork you don't have a reservation if you're one of his you have a place a dwelling place reserved for you in heaven will solve said Lord build me a cabin in the corner of glory land friends. That's not what Jesus told Peter not going to be another shade is over on the edge of town to clinically dwelling in her room prepared for you by Jesus Christ than the assurance that he keeps question is often asked is there life after death is something that people have just developed as the escapism to make them feel it. Yes we can hope for something better. When this life is ended, is that the reality Job chapter 14, the 14th verse, the question is asked if a man die, shall he live again with a really be a resurrection of the body of the past 65 years of breaks a lot of funerals a breach of funerals and little babies of children, teenagers and young adults. Soldiers will people, even families. Many a time I have stood the side of the grave. Read from first Corinthians chapter 15, that though the body is sown in weakness it's raised in power sold in this honor. It's raised in glory. But one day I was walking back to my car after reading that text in the thought crossed my mind.
What if it's not real.
I been taught that from earliest childhood I've been reading that Scripture it's a comfort to believe it. But what if it's not real what is it means that all these bodies are seen Lord into the earth just gone back to dust and that CN we may have our momentary doubts.
But Jesus deals with adhere and gives us assurance the words out of Jesus all mouth. If it were not so, I would have told you. I haven't just laid you along. I haven't just tried to nurture you so that you felt good about the situation.
I'm telling you the truth. Jesus Christ is the truth personified out of the mouth of Jesus. He said yes there is life after death. Yes, there is a resurrection. Yes, you want to be with me someday place for you place prepared by the Lord, especially for you go to prepare a place for you so I know he is preparing a place for all of his family, but this is a place for you a Christian home is a place where you feel the love you feel accepted you feel secure.
You may have many unpleasant situations to deal with in the workplace in the school room monk people from a variety of backgrounds encounter in life. But when the day's work is done, you want to get home.
The been away on a trip.
It's a business trip travel far for even a trip for sightseeing and Nick all the been interesting, but you get back and just that old expression has no place like home after been many miles and seen many thing love to come home. Well, for God's children. You have home but no matter what you may have encountered here how difficult your home life may have been or may have been continuing even to this time. When you understand you have a place you have a home where sometimes someday you will go and abide for ever change your whole outlook on you here I'm here just for a short time then maybe discord in the home while living, but I'm how the father is perfect tranquility record get along with everybody there because they go to be transformed just like I beat mostly in the renal jealousy under been no harshness in the been on kind words of the love its place where you'll be with Jesus you been taught about Jesus reviewing the words of Jesus singing about Jesus all your life and when you arrive home you see Fanny Crosby penned these words some day the silver cord will break and I know more as now shall say, but all the joy when I should wake within the palace of the king.
The course and I shall see him face to face and tell the story saved by grace shall see him face to face and tell the story saved by grace. Someday my earthly house will fall. Cannot tell how soon will be, but this I know my all in all, is now a place in heaven for me. We can say that today it changes our perception of our earthly troubles to place where we will see Jesus face-to-face to place where we will live with the redeemed family. The question is sometimes asked when we know each other. There Genesis chapter 49 verse 33 and when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons. He gathered up his feet into the band and yielded up the ghost and was gathered unto his people. I've always thought that's the sweetest deathbed scene and about the causes family and blesses his sons, says goodbye to his feet up in the bed goes to heaven.
I guess all of us wish we could die that way. Or just gather in my family.
Let me tell him goodbye and then go home said he was gathered unto his people in that expression is used over and over again in the Old Testament gathered unto his people. Some interpret that to mean that he was buried where they were. But that wasn't the case with many of these patriarchs gathered unto his people to those it already gone on one little baby died that was born to David and Bathsheba. David wept. David was in deep grief when the child died he washed his face ceased his morning is that I can't bring him back but I will go to. There's nothing wrong with anticipating a reunion with those little babies that died that you love so much. Those children that may have gone on to the other side shortly. Heaven is not depicted as just been one big family reunion and you can get sentimentalism in the way and miss the fact that Jesus is the focus of attention, but it is true is going to be recognition in heaven on the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, James and John were there.
And Moses and Elijah put in an appearance on something they were people want to argue that ports at all.
I think on the resurrection we we will know anybody on the other side of thing that gives me joy to anticipate the resurrection is and I'm not going to just come up out of the grave.
Some big blob not knowing who I am who I am and who people are going to be a joyous occasion, the United with the redeemed family and then says I will come again and receive you onto myself, that where I am there. He maybe also I'm going away like a heart be troubled, you don't understand it. I realize what I'm going away to prepare a place for you and then I want to come back and get me where I am. First John 32 says, beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is in the essay I will be like and we will be like every one of his children. We will be like all the family of God together.
First Thessalonians 417 says 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 little of your people.
So when I just don't like change the matter with you like it or not changed as a part of life. Things are continually changing. But here's coming a day when there will be no change in the situation. So shall we ever be with Molina Nasser someday well so not come to any and all good things have to come to know this is a good thing that will not come to an end goes on forever to those who are believers in Jesus Christ. I can say today. Let's not your heart be troubled. Whatever your troubles maybe now Jesus is with you a promise. That promise that he will not forsake you. And when life hands you have an eternal home in have the matter what you might lose here in earthly possessions. You have an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and faded away. If you're not a believer, I must remind you that his opponent in the men once to die, and after this the judgment without Christ. You will be condemned at the judgment, but today, if you see your sin, you see your need. There's hope. Jesus came to save sinners and he says from under me.
What a difference to know when you're dying.
I'm going home rather than to go into the darkness of eternity lost. You believe in God believe also in me. He didn't believe with all of the son hath everlasting life, be all you will all Jesus turns to his disciples who are in distress is the contemplative contract between school away, but he says he believes in God, believe also in me. So I would say to you today who may be struggling, knowing that you are a sinner need salvation believe with all the song hath everlasting life. You can find the company's tax heart. Hope you will register next week at the same time with the Lord richly bless you all you will about this Bible hour is coming to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior draws all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217