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May 14, 2022 8:00 pm
Come let us return unto the Lord...
The Baptist Bible lowered no gums to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and Sam Randy Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace. I'm simply thankful for so many of you who are faithful supporters of this work contribute regularly to help keep the program on the air and I would encourage others of you who are enjoying the broadcast want to stay on your station would like to hear from you and your help would be much appreciated. Our mailing address is Baptist Bible hour box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217, and in a in a in and in and in and in and in a in a and in a and and and we like very much to hear from our listeners know that you were there to hear how the message has had an effect in your own life would appreciate you writing except the Baptist Bible hour.
Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217. This is a five Sunday month and so the need is particularly great at this time. When you writers if you requested will send you a sample copy of our publication. The Baptist witness. Today we continue with the message from Hosea chapter 6, entitled return unto the Lord. I will read the text Hosea chapter 6 verses 1 to 3, and let us return to the Lord for he hath torn and he will heal us, he hath smitten and he will bind us up after two days he will revive us in the third day he will raise us up and we shall live in his sight, then, shall we know if we follow along to know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning, and he shall come on to us as the rain, as the latter and the former rain on to the earth, and their three simple points that we are noting in this portion of Scripture. First, about God smites. Secondly, God heals. And thirdly, God hears may seem rather strange in the ears of some people to think that God smites, but this is exactly what the text says that God had smitten his people for a purpose to humble them to bring them to repentance. And so we have the promise them that God heals and God hears me talking about all this today if you want to get this message complete message. The first part of that we aired last weekend. This one today just request that the title of the message return unto the Lord once again that address is the Baptist Bible hour box 17 old, 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 God smites his all those who have chosen those to me. Love those whom he has redeemed, expected, then concerning his dealings with the wicked Psalm seven verse 11 says God judges the righteous and God is angry with the wicked every day in spite of his anger, his mercy is seen because he tells us that he sends the rain upon the just and the unjust.
But the fact is, God sees every sin that every human being commits and because he is holding. He despises sin and therefore is angry with the wicked every day that you link with people today that say all my God is only saved by my God would never believe, just as it was said in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 32 in the 17th verse new gods that came newly up somebody tells you to send my God would never punish anybody in Mark that man that is a new God newly come up. That's not the God of the Bible. That's not the God that created heaven and earth at the new God save my God loves everybody he will save everybody he would never condemn anyone.
What kind of a God, would it be that would never punish a person is guilty of a great red about a man who attacked a woman abused her terribly and buried her alive. Now when that man would be broke to try. Suppose the judge says I'm a man that loves everybody and deal with everybody on the basis of love. So I sent you for. Would you want that kind of a judge to be ruling in your community chaos with if there were no laws and no penalties and if there were no judges that would uphold the law even as far as our life here from day-to-day. God would be the man that had committed such a terrible crime that's okay I love you to God that's fashioned after the carnal desires of the following seven describes what their God is there making a God, according to their own preferences, who is no God, because the God of man's imagination to not think this can't help the God of the Bible is God's the one true living God. The book of Nahum chapter 1 verse three says the Lord is slow to anger, and great power, and will not at all the wicked not going to say I didn't like what you did not love the sense that there be no consequences. The Lord gives way when the storm clouds of the dust of his feet, he will not at all quick Galatians chapter 3 verse 10 for as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse, for it is written first is everyone continue with not in all things which are written in the book of the law clerks is everyone that continue with not all things which are written. Look at your own life. Examine your own heart see how far you have come in being able to say I have kept the commandments perfectly. Jesus saying that love the Lord our God with all my mind and heart, soul and strength McPhail on that score, and our neighbor as thyself, and you failed guilty under a curse God smites the good news is that God also heals these people to whom the message has been delivered and have suffered some of the consequences of their sinful actions now are turning the Lord. No longer did they turn to the Assyrian as a scribe is doing and one of the earlier passages or to King Jared.
No longer did they take the name of Baylon to their mouth and no longer do they seek counsel of their stocks and staff me.
It means that some of their gods were carved out of wood. You would think that anybody with any kind of intelligence would know if I have carved out a piece of no matter what shape it may be, no matter how interesting and intriguing, it might be it. Still, please think I will worship and I'm expected to help me when I'm in trouble that talks about the staff when I was going to have a lot of organized sports. So when we got together in the neighborhood the side of the run play softball to combat let one more start with his hand on choose up to go to be to guys who are going to be the captains of their team so one puts his hand on the back of the books that he puts it down under there. He put Senegal away down and the last man with his hand on the back.
Dr. kicked first. Well they say that's what this meant by the staff that they had a staff and the diviner would put his hand on an eight but when he got to the bottom. Then how they figured out what the message was, but that was supposed to convey the message that weather is left-hander's right hand wound up on the staff at the bottom. Then they decided we been divinely directed hears what will the folly of false religion think people still the day that we therefore scope depend on the Ouija board or some other strange method of trying to make choices and find out what's going on in life and how they should but these people have seen now how ridiculous that approach was in there no longer going to the staff into the stock no longer have the name available in their mouth about faith there seeking better things God had withdrawn from them so that they would seek his face and now they are seeking and limitations chapter 3 in the 32nd verse it says. But though he calls green yet will he have compassion. According to the multitude of his mercy he causes grief he sends trials he brings affliction.
He chastises us for a reason, because he lives his stomach something out of us and he then has compassion according to his many many merciless as the people pray. They say he will revive us when we wandered when we strayed from him. When we grown coal spiritually when we fall in the sin we need to turn to him immediately, knowing that he brings this up he can start our hearts he can give us the awakening that we need so we then enjoy the fullness of life he shall raise us up and we shall live in a site child of God is not really living on his walking, disobedient knees giving way to the influences of the world. When these harboring the titles of his is not really living is conflict going on. If it's a true believer of his had an experience of grace.
There's a conflict between the old man of the new make sure steel would lead you down the wrong path, but the Holy Spirit of God cries out against you grieve the Holy Spirit. You're made to realize time traveling along the path I have disobeyed. I need to return to the Lord. When you do I delete you up. You enjoy life really is all about verse two says we shall live in his sight. Psalm 16 in verse 11 says I will show me the path of life in thy presence is fullness of joy at thy right hand there are pleasures for ever never begin to leaning to human wisdom and some of the strange philosophies of man to try to make your choices in life to accomplish some concept that whatever happens today I'm going to look for certain signs to tell me if this happens of that happens and I'll be sure this is what I'm supposed to do. I suppose it when Jonah wanted to run away from his assignment saw that there was both going in the opposite direction from where God told him to go.
He might've followed. This is probably enjoy got a book here. I'll just get on board and go everything is made available to you is not of God. You can't assume because this is an open door, how to interact.
So never make your choices based on such folly, but on the clear declarations of his work. There is also a reference here that he will raise us up on the third day, and there are those who believe this has a reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ because the raising up of his people certain of the initial resurrection from being dead in trespasses and in sin must occur based on his resurrection from the dead and then raising us from times of spiritual Culberson weaknesses still dependent upon the living Christ had the apostle in writing of the church at Corinth says out acquiring to you the gospel and speaks of the fact that Christ arose after the third day and says that this was according to the Scripture. So this is the only place in the Scripture that talks about the third day, and consequently, some believe this is specifically what under consideration. So God hears God heals and God here he hears when these people cry from a broken heart and I don't hear if it's just some idle words is not going to hear if it resembles the prayer of the Pharisee, who was only bragging on himself, rather than coming humbly before God, but he hears when the cry is from a broken heart. Isaiah 66 verse two, but this man, well I will even to him that is poor, contrite spirit and tremblant and my word of the Lord looked upon favorably. What prayer when he here who can have expectation that God will grant the request that this plan, the one that is for Jesus said blessed are the poor in spirit. This one who is of a contrite spirit that one who trembles at the word of God. He hears when the request is for the right thing. He hears when you come confessing your sin. If we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What a contrast between the prayer of the Pharisee and the prayer of the public.
The Pharisee was bragging.
The publican was acknowledging. I am a center God be merciful to me, the center God fear that Frank verse one in our passage speaks of a desire to be healed and to be bound up. He would hear that kind of a request log. I am a sinner and I need to be bound up. I have been broken. The limits of my trials you have for your perfectly doing the right thing. Our knowledge of how to say this complaint have told me in the midst of our afflictions, and now I pray you will find me up and he only did they speak in verse two of a desire to know the Lord to know what charges that Hosea had brought was that all will be speaking their lips. The name of God, knowing they did not understand who he wants what it was like what his designs and purposes were then that's why they were influenced by the false gods around you have a desire Lord I will close fellowship with you. I want to know more about you. I want to understand your word. I want my life to honor you in every detail in the use of my time, my resources I want to serve you. God will hear that kind of a prayer and then he hears when you're encouraging others. Verse one says come and let us return, so it's not just one person is not just Hosea, if indeed these are his words.
Let us let us it should be our main hallway is to encourage others to seek the Lord and to do that which is right.
Hebrews chapter 3 verse 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called today exhort one another. Do you do, you might say I have so many challenges in my life.
I just got to be thinking about getting through the day, but you know when you think about exhorting others you think about their struggles and their needs and you try to encourage them and minister to them. Some of those bargains. It seems so heavy that you are carrying in your own difficulties seem to be of lesser degree.
There is July blessed in ministry to others when we come as a church and wash one another's feet. In keeping with the lesson of John chapter 13 one of the things we are saying that I'm willing to be at your feet. I'm willing to serve you. I'm willing to minister to the that not to be just our attitude in that service but hope to be our attitude.
Every day of every year, let us return speaking to others, let us rejoice in the goodness and mercy of God talk about his wonderful truth. Let us remind ourselves of the abundant purses that he a shower.
He hears us when we call today. Notice is talking about exhorting one another, he says to do it while it is called today and in second Corinthians chapter 6 verse two says the whole. Now is the accepted time. The whole now is the day of salvation. If you have to admit that you have drifted from the Lord. Maybe the sun significant sin in your life that you need to acknowledge come before God and ask his forgiveness. But it's a matter of just failing in your duties from day-to-day that you've neglected his word. You have been diligent in prayer, but even so consumed with the responsibilities making a living taking care daily duties from the material standpoint you forgotten the spiritual needs of your family. You failed to meet with Leon teaching them, showing them your interest in their spiritual welfare communion with if you find yourself having drifted then return now today is the time today, let us return if you want Lewis struggled with questions and send been even fearful that your sin is too great there be no need for you to even come. But if the Lord has for you. If he has your conscience if he is brought you to know your need to know I am. I lost going center. I cannot save myself I need I need help, and only he can give it come to him today. Jesus is coming to me and I will give you rest told you that labor and are heavy laden, I would give you rest in the come of me I will in no wise cast out your faith in him, knowing that it's only through his sacrificial bath only because he went to the cross laid down his life paid the price that you would never play you to believe he is your salvation.
He is your Savior trusting him. But you trusting today, let us return to the Lord all will will comfort to know that even after God smites his people according passage here in the book of Hosea that he does promise that if you see your great mercy and grace help you can call upon and expect that he will hear and of course there's not one mediator between God and man.
And that's the man Christ Jesus. So as we approach the Lord through his name, according to what he has accomplished on our behalf and expect that God will timeless message return of the Lord.
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