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The Blessings of Springtime - Part 2 of 2

Baptist Bible Hour / Lasserre Bradley, Jr.
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March 19, 2022 8:00 pm

The Blessings of Springtime - Part 2 of 2

Baptist Bible Hour / Lasserre Bradley, Jr.

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The Baptist Bible lowered no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and Sherry Bradley Junior inviting industry term for another message of God's sovereign grace. He will and will will will will and be you and will I'm sure many of you listen to the broadcast from a regular basis. You hear me asking this first right thing, couldn't do that so easy because of the rush of life, to put off those things that we intend to do, but in order for us to remain on your station. We need support and if you can help us at this time will certainly be thankful for our address is Baptist Bible hour box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217. I'm sure all of us are welcoming the fact that springtime is at hand. And so we're bringing today. The second part of a message entitled the blessings of springtime will will will and will will will will and a and and father. We do first for fellowship with you. Life is empty and vein apart from the warmth of our presence. We pray that blessings upon the trip to some people all over the land all over the world.

Pray for those in Ukraine are suffering so that you would bring them relief and comfort. Heavenly father as we continue this message on the blessing of springtime. May our minds be refreshed with the thought when God's spirit pours out his blessing. It is indeed the time warmth and joy which people praise thee, and thy name is exalted.

Use this message to the glory of thy name we pray for Jesus sake Amy with reference to the church. There have been many wintry season's season the persecution we find many such accounts in the New Testament. The apostle Paul himself was in prison he was beaten he was threatened he suffered greatly. Stephen gave his life as a martyr for the cause of Christ.

Others suffer persecutions came was a dark time in those difficult days. Not only whether sufferance to be endured and persecutions to be faced with the church was frequently troubled by false doctrine. While had a right to the church at Corinth to correct a number of disorders but in particular from a doctrinal standpoint and to set forth the truth about the resurrection of the body, and with those in that time, saying that the body would never come out of the great once it was buried that was all.

But Paul says no it is so weakness is raising power you look at the grave say it's a dark bleak scene, the life there were that body has been laid to rest. Paul says there's coming springtime when those that were selling weakness of the reason power so the natural bodily raised a spiritual body is coming glorious day of resurrection to the churches of Galatia correct the error of legalism in the spirit of legalism stealing from the church many times today as people fail to grasp the marvelous wonderful truth of the grace of God. The first epistle of John we find the apostle writing to deal with the error of Gnosticism.

Those who claim to be in the know, but were very ready to deny the full truth that Jesus Christ was more than just a man.

He was the God man owes errors troubled the church over the years there's been Arminianism antinomianism. No Hellenism to sadism, not on the list of heresies go have trouble.

The church now something that plagues many professed Christians today is the concept of the emerging church a whole new approach turning from the basic fundamental doctrines that have been held and treasured the years. Yes the churches had her winter seasons experience and from time to time when it seems that although we go through the same form we meet together, we pray and we seek God would receive very little stirring of a spirit received very little moving to give evidence that God is very much at work and it's easy to become discouraged in the cold days of winter, say or all of the happy, joyful seasons of springtime behind those days never return. But just as we think about the winter seasons in which the church is passed we think about the springtime as well. What time it was. Although the disciples had grieved greatly when they saw the Savior crucified when he revealed himself, his resurrection they watched him as his feet, lifted off the Mount of olives and ascended back to heaven. But the angel said by standing here gazing the same Jesus adjusting the waiver and they waited in prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit of the spirit of God descended upon Peter Princeton so and you imagine someone who spends most of their names in the frigid zones of winter saying there must've been something wrong with that can imagine 3000 souls.

All been converted once the spirit of God moved with warmth and power. They were convicted.

What must we do these confess their faith in Jesus Christ, that warm season continued acts chapter 4 on the fourth verse says, howbeit many of them which heard the word believe in the number. The man was about 5000 when I was asked what happened on Pentecost 3000 here for 5000 man which part of implant. There were a lot more women as well. Today I been excited when I've been in services where 18 or 20 joined in the time I like to be present once with numbers like that whatever joy to see those were convicted of sin, displaying their faith in Christ.

Taking up the cross to follow him.

Acts chapter 6 verse seven says in the word of God increased on the number. The disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith word of God increase the number.

The disciples multiplied.

Read the history of the church in this country churches down on the coast of North Carolina and the old kooky Association enjoy their seasons of springtime, but almost every church reported over a year's time, many, many souls being at the churches multiply, rolling the gospel being preached in power elite.

Elder Wilson Thompson describing his experience when he traveled from this part of the country and went to Missouri saw the churches in a cold state it was indeed wintertime. He wondered how could we ever see the warmth of the moving of God spirit in this place, but he saw God to work according to his own pleasure. Shortly thereafter the greatest earthquake on record for that part of the country occurred. The description was such that the ground was as though it ruled such fear gripped the hearts of multitudes that in the short period of time. Every time the church met the house full. I'm not saying that God is not always work as it did. There multitudes were gathered in the churches prospect.

They of springtime had come all, how we would long in this day and how we should pray for our Lord pour out my spirit upon us by the gospel he preached empowerment last. Prepare hearts that we can see people confessing themselves to be sinners and moved to professed the faith in Jesus Christ without lingering without hesitating, not holding back for a variety long for those warm pleasant breezes is the spirit of God might move among us, by his power, we think about the church with think about the things that have troubled it.

The heresies that had to be confronted. As Paul wrote those letters and epistles in the New Testament. We think that that coldness that sometimes prevails that lethargic spirit indifference often causes somebody to become very active as they would in the days of winter become negligent of your duties find that when you're cold you don't spend as much time the word of God is not really for me to read. I don't get that much out of it, but that's when you desperately need to redesign the no need for me to try to pry it open like my prayers are going anywhere, but that's when you guess what they need to pray over those cold seasons.

But maybe, just as the Pharisees, who were intent on defending their own interpretation of all their legalistic concepts that prevailed. It's easy to reach the point that the church suffers coldness prevails because there is a greater intensity about preserving certain traditions and concepts under it about heating the word of this beautiful passage in the song of Solomon braces arise, my love, way with me with Jesus say it's easy to have a mistaken notion that if we are sound and are not from and I'm not discrediting being sounded not certain that one of the what is so in itself is where following the simple practice in the New Testament. That in itself is adequate even beyond that, we need a close wall and fellowship and communion of Jesus Christ, with me soundly. Maybe it doesn't matter how intensely maybe to stand only if we don't have daily communion and fellowship with Jesus Christ it's empty coming always church. May we always be ready to hear his words. Arise, my love, and come away come away from our own personal preferences and human concepts, come away from the things we so easily distract us in this world come away for our daily walk and fellowship with Jesus Christ and then thinking of our own personal experiences.

We all individually have our winter seasons or days of trouble or like the wintertime to our so Jeremiah said in the book of Lamentations chapter 3 verse two he hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not in the light. The dark days of winter in our own soul. Verse eight and when I cry and shout.

He shut if out my prayer gloomy days struggle. You have some of those cold days when your zeal is not what it ought to be some good works means that us your halfhearted about it said on the warm breezes blow someday when the springtime arrives, I will be zealous once again. Right now things are not acting out of the and I just have to wait. Yes, we have our cold seasons are seasons when we seem to be far from the Lord are days when when our our heart is cold, we feel barren and empty. We don't see the evidences that we would like to see, but the call of the passages rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away come away from the doubt which is plagued doubt robs you that close following to your Savior. You have doubts about yourself. You have doubts about your circumstances, you have doubts and questions about the future but my faith if you're trusting him to move on. You know that just promises can be relied upon.

His covenants are going to be kept come away come away from resentments from harshness from bitterness from an unforgiving spirit that may have brought on the coldness of your heart as a person questions and I don't I don't understand why am I so cold. Nothing so far from the Lord. Have you searched your heart heavy examiners.

If there is a refusal to forgive if there's resentment toward others. All of these things are detrimental. They keep you in the cold frigid days rather than to walk out the sunlight of his love verse 15 of the second chapter the song of Solomon says take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines for our vines have tender grapes take to the foxes, the little foxes. The foxes come in and know the minds and eat the grapes and destroy the harvest as he often were looking for the big thing out here looking for this detrimental destructive thing that that's going to invade the church are, part of her life and what is is really the little foxes that are so destructive they destroy relationships, they disrupt the peace of the church. They rob you of your joy and examine yourself closely linked to see if there little foxes that are gnawing at the vines you try to ignore them that there they have a devastating effect arise, my love, my fair one come away come away from your coldness of heart and have it warmed in his fellowship, away from the sluggishness, the indifference of the heart attitude that you maintain come away with him because it's only as you have fellowship with him actually warm and vivacious and excited and zealous about what you're doing you member the said concerning the disciples of the time that they were threatening them and telling them to preach the more in Jesus name it they'd taken knowledge of them that they've been with Jesus.

This is what makes all the difference in the world. You can study all of the controversies and debates of the front of the church can study all of the heresies that have plagued the pass. All of these things can be looked at but if there's not close communion and fellowship with Jesus Christ. There will always be coldness that's plaguing us hear his words, Matthew 11 verse 28, and me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Arise, my fair one, why come away with me, only that labor and are heavily in Revelation chapter 22 verse 17 the Spirit and the bride say, come.

And let him that here and say come and let him that is a first come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely, come away, but the weary one, and rest in him that the thirsty one, drink the water of life and be satisfied with beautiful language, my beloved spake and set on a arrives rise of my love, my fair one, and come away below the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is, the voice of the turtle is heard in our land the fig tree putting forth her green figs, and the vines with tender grape give a good smell. Arrive, my love, my fair one, and come away find a come a time that will reach the end of the journey here and all of our winter days will be over all of our sufferings and our trials will be ended. The Lord say rise and come away. The reaction from the body is to be present with the Lord and that eternal dwelling place with him will be like springtime forever. No cold winds to blow no adversity to trouble us. No sad hearts, to cast us down the weariness make us wish for another place to be the resurrection. There is the ultimate and final renewal, our bodies being brought out of the grave conformed perfectly to the image of our Savior Jesus Christ arise I love, my fair one, and come away as we the whole. The beauty of springtime and made to think about the power of God that is there displayed the covenant of God that is being The grace of God that can be remembered and we see how indeed the lesson and present beautifully for us. The picture of what happened when Jesus Christ came after the wintry season of lost service in bringing in grace and truth which were personified in our Savior as we think at times about the cold seasons that the church has suffered and may be suffering. Let us rejoice to know that God is able to send the warm breezes of his spirit had bringing a refreshing springtime where the flowers of these writings will be viewed and in our own personal wall. When we have our winter season and it seems that they dragged on so long.

Let's be reassured that the springtime cone and look to that happy day that springtime will be ours forever because we live on that peaceful sure where will not grow old and there will be no weariness and no cold dark seasons. If you've heard the voice speaking to you come away about faith and embraced Jesus Christ as your Savior. We give you opportunity to confession as we stand to say and and what a joy to anticipate that there will be a day of eternal springtime when all things are made new. The grace of God: wintry blast of winter will all be behind us will be a time of joy and delight as we bask in the sunlight of the Savior's love for ever and ever hope that you would like to send until next week. At the same time with the Lord richly bless you and and the Baptist Bible come to you under the direction the builder was Bradley Junior grows all mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217.

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