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January 12, 2021 2:00 am
Judgment is coming eventually—but God has a better alternative. In the message "Judgment Is Coming...but God," Skip examines God's past judgment on the earth so you can better understand His future judgment and find purpose in His plans.
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Says is not always strive with man God says that it implies that the Holy Spirit does indeed strive with us is patient with us.
David said in Psalm 103, God is slow to anger. I'm so glad it's a God is slow to anger another word. The Old Testament uses about 13 times is a long suffering long tempered. He lets the fuse go and burn a long time to anger is abounding in mercy. Some people seem to focus only on God's judgment, but God is also full of love and mercy today on connect with Skip Heitzig Skip shares hope even as the world faces judgment.
God is pouring out his grace today.
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Biography of God hears the author skip. I think there's nothing more elevating to mankind than the study of God himself discovered the omnipotence paradox is an mystery central to God's being and remove the limits you may have placed on who God is. I've noticed that almost every problem that a person has in their life stems from an inadequate of God's gifts new book is our thanks when you give $35 or more today to help keep this ministry on the air, call 800-922-1888, or get online firstname.lastname@example.org/offer Genesis chapter 6 Skip I took starts today study that great theologically edify movie nacho libre. The main character Ignacio works at an orphanage in struggles, balancing that with his love for wrestling and he's got a buddy in this movie who always says I believe in science.
One point Ignacio decision. I'm concerned about your salvation you have been baptized and the other guy says you always judging me because I believe in science. It's a classic moment, but that's what people say a lot why are you always judging me in the truth of the matter is we all evaluate life reevaluate everything in life. Part of human cognition is to make judgments to make assessments about things all things, when you go shopping you evaluate that food is that fresh. Is that right when you go to a restaurant make a judgment was a good dinner take too long to get waited on. You can even go on yelp and given one star or five star shoot.
You are making the judgment when you meet someone you do the same when you date someone you judge them right you should you should be asking questions like is this the right personality for me. I want to go on the second day is this somebody that I can trust according to the Journal of neuroscience. Our brains immediately determine how trustworthy her face is before it is fully perceived which proves the fact that we make very fast judgments about people. The article went on to say that there are certain features that individuals deem as trustworthy features and we immediately make an evaluation in any competition there are judgments to be made. Athletes are judged maybe call them judges who watch and evaluate singers are judged. Dancers are judged. When I turned 16 I went to the California DMV to get a drivers license. Somebody sat next to me who judged my performance gave me a license. My mom had second thoughts about his ability to discern anything, but I discovered since I got my drivers license. I'm still being judged. There are police officers were pulled me over and have told me not doing this very well and you need to slow down or you need to use your signal. You've all had that experience you are being judged every day in court rooms. People are judged to have committed a crime or it is suspected they have and the judge will pass a verdict of acquittal or a sentencing a could be a light or medium or even a severe sentence but then and more to the point, then there is a judgment in life itself.
A judgment about our lives for our lives. A final evaluation by a perfect and impartial judge.
God is the ultimate evaluator Abraham in Genesis 18 called him. The judge of all the earth.
He is the judge of all the earth. He is the supreme ultimate judge years ago. Horace Grable is the justice for the US Supreme Court criminal stood before him. The judge knew he was guilty but that he was getting off on a technicality, so the judge said distal.
I know that you are guilty and you know it and I want you to remember that one day you will stand before a better and wiser judge that there you will be dealt with according to justice and that according to law, God's judgment is based on God's justice, God judges because God is just. God does not judge, and he is not just if he is not just that he is not perfect. If he is not perfect and he is not God. God judges because God is just.that's the whole premise of Paul in the book of Romans chapter 3 he outlines the fact that God's attribute of justice is what qualifies God to judge the world. Why because God alone knows the facts of every case he has all the facts he sees that all he knows every deed, every whisper, every motivation he collects all the evidence at the great white throne judgment. In Revelation 20.
We are told in the dead were raised in the dead were judged by what was written in the books as a way of saying God has the information at his disposal. He and his omniscience. The books has all that is needed to adjudicate that particular case runtime and Empire struck out Babe Ruth were called a strike out on Babe Ruth. And when that happened, the crowd that they booed the Empire and so Babe Ruth took advantage of turned back to the bathroom struck out and he said how can you call that a strike.
There are 30,000 people here who are of the opinion that the last pitch was a ball and Empire smiled and said that may be true but my opinion is the only one accounts is true about God and it God's opinion is the only opinion that counts is the only opinion that ultimately we need to worry about than anybody else but God's will. Genesis chapter 6 and seven and eight bring us face-to-face with a judgment of God that happened in the past we call it the flood. The flood of Noah. It was judgment day for the earth in the past and according to Peter, that is a model of another judgment that is coming also upon the earth in the future. Same effect different mediums, one with water one with fire, but what it does for us in the series but God is gives us some attributes of God's justice.
In particular, God's judgment, to get them to you in statement form. God is patient, but he judges chapter 6 of Genesis verse one says now it came to pass, when men began to multiply in the face of the earth and daughters were born to them that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were beautiful and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose and the Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man forever, for he is indeed flash it is day shall be 120 years. Verse four talks about the results of that in terms of this race becomes verse five. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the year and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually in the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and he was grieved in his heart, so the Lord said I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth. Both man and beast, creeping things and birds of the air, for I'm sorry that I made.
Look at verse three.
That is the principal. The Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man forever.
That is, God is patient, but he judges God is forbearing but not forever. God will put up with you but if you don't turn to him. He'll put you down. Another way of saying that says his firm will not always strive with man God says that it implies that the Holy Spirit does indeed strive with us is patient with us.
David said in Psalm 103, God is slow to anger. I'm so glad it says that God is slow to anger another word. The Old Testament uses about 13 times. He is a long suffering long temper.
He lets the fuse go and burn a long time is slow to anger is abounding in mercy is or how patient is God, or maybe a few examples in the original creation, God said to the first being he created the first human man, Adam said, only to this fruit of the street in the day that you eat this fruit you will surely want die didn't die for 930 years that slow to anger, yet he was separated spiritually immediately but he didn't physically die until he was 930 years old.
Then there were the Canaanites, the Canaanites who lived in the land of what today is Israel. God said the wicked. I'm going to judge them but he waited 400 years and then God said to give you their land but he said when I drive them out.
It's going to be a while and he says because the iniquity of the animal-rights. That's the chief Canaanite tribe is not completely fall. Interesting phrase there iniquity is not completely fill the cup is in full: when was it felt another 400 years.
So God was patient with an 800 year that slow to anger when it comes to the fraud. God says I've seen the air come to destroy the earth by he first said a preacher of righteousness.
That's what Peter calls Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and spoke to them while he was building this boat for 120 years. That is slow to anger, so the principal is as God seems to let sin add up and accumulate until the time when God's wrath must eclipse God's mercy, God is slow to anger God is a long fuse he let it let it burn before he acts. But, but he acts.
Eventually, he acts once in England, there was an atheist, famous guy name Robert Ingersoll love to travel around a mouth off about God and how he didn't exist and are stupid to believe in himself.
He was famous for the start of saying if there is a God strike me dead in five minutes for his pocket watch on the plaque on the podium and you know people would watch this and then after five minutes he slapped his hand on the podium as they see there is no God simply told us to Joseph Parker, who was one of the great preachers of London at the time, and Joseph Parker heard it and he laughed and said the gentleman presumed to exhaust the patients of eternal God in five minutes. God is slow to anger. He's not like you out in five minutes. I'll let the fuse burn a long time. He will strive but not forever. There's a limit there's a window and when that window is done in his patients runs out.
But the Bible speaks of the certainty of judgment for every one sure everyone.
Most people don't know that until they die. And now they're confronted with Hebrews 97.
It is appointed to every man to die once, but after this the judgment. I demand come to me last week and he said – a question. Is it okay to pray for your dead relatives said no it's not because I do it all the time to look at what he asked me again due to our but I'm just telling you from a biblical perspective. There's nothing in the Bible that warrants you praying for your dead relatives, and so the you know you speak on that is why smoking before but in case you missed it. I'm speaking about today, it's accredited every man to die once and then after this the judgment. You get a lot of chances.
Up to that time.
That's the grace and patience of God.
But after you die you face the judgment of always like that story in the wild West about the young boy was trapped by stagecoach got caught on that somehow the stagecoach ran away with his little boy tractor and a young man saw this and so we got on his horse and chased down the stagecoach and save the boy didn't see each other for years. The young man grew up to be a judge. The young boy grew up to be a criminal and one day the criminal appeared in that judge's courtroom will now that boy grown out of the criminal notice. The judge in recognizing and said that's the guy that saved me. So the criminal made an appeal to the judge based upon what the judge had done for him so many years before, as if to say you didn't want to do it again. The judge before he put the gavel down and said your guilty, which he did.
He said son on that day I was your Savior today. I am your judge. Jesus Christ is both Savior and judge because he is the only one qualified he was sent by God the father to come to this earth to take the punishment for our sin on himself and provide a solution and a people don't receive that are turn away from that. Those who refused to be cleansed by will be judged for their sin. Now there are certain things I can't resistant and this is one of Jesus made a very interesting remark about Nola and the time of judgment at the flood that link. That judgment of the fraud with the future judgment of the world is and what he said. Matthew 24, but as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be that immediately takes our interest, he saying what could happen in the future is a lot like what happened in the past as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the coming of the Son of Man. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and did not know the flood came and took until the flood came and took them all away, so also the coming of the Son of Man be. Among other things, this authenticates the Old Testament story of Noah and the ark because Jesus speaks of Noah as a historical person and mentions the event of the flood as an historical event, so the Savior problems with know you got big problems with Jesus Christ but his point is that people before the final judgment will have the same attitude they had before the flood they were unconcerned they were unsuspecting until damn it was to let the some interesting corollaries. The days of Noah and the days of now we show them to you.
First of all, there was an increase in population before the flood. Verse one of chapter 6 it came to pass, when man began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them now. According to Genesis 5 only don't have a lot of time to talk about the canopy affecting the theories of longevity and all the stuff that we've done before, but according to the genealogical records of chapter 5, people have longer lifespans which would set up for a massive increase in population. According to Drs. John would come in, Henry Morris, scientists. They took the geological tables from Genesis and calculating longevity in average number of kids for family.
They figured that at the end of 18 generations, there could've easily been 774 million people.
That's a conservative estimate and that a conservative estimate of the earth's population at the time of the flood could be easily 1 billion people, if not in excess of that.
They say could've far exceeded the rise at significant because this to say that's true, if that is true. Research hasn't seen a billion people. Since the time of Noah until our year 1804. In 1804, I was the first time a billion people were on planet or it didn't take much longer to get to billion 1927. There were 2 billion in 19 63 billion today.
7.6 billion and the big concern social scientists especially are having is & is what we can do with this exponential increase. This multiplying on the face of your second onto the notice of as an increase in sexual depravity verse two says the sons of God, denial of team and Hebrews saw the daughters of men that they were beautiful and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose and the Lord said, my spirit will not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flash it is, they shall be 120 years.
Verse four describes the effect of that and I'm not Canadian get into the details of the naphthalene men in this race of people. We just don't have the margin of time, but let me do some that up by saying simply, there was a breakdown of the family. In fact, I'll say this, where there was a breakdown of the traditional family that God had given earlier in Genesis chapter 2 and three.
The family was now replaced by a sexual freedom that led to a sexual perversion. I think we see a corollary in our culture, especially on 70% of television programming. 70% of television shows show sexual conduct.
It's almost as if we are obsessed with sexuality. We just gotta stick it in there somewhere.
70% to 3% is about sexuality between people who just met and only half the couples for trade or in any kind of established relationship first thing I like it.
Another serve as an increase in wickedness. Verse five the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the year not watch what he does here. He takes us into the very thoughts of humanity at the time, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Every single thought was only evil vertically version renders it.
Human wickedness was growing out of bounds on the earth only evil continually very descriptive phrase in the world of criminal prosecution.
A person can have a track record of committing crimes over and over and over again.
When that happens, even if it happens a couple times, the litigator tries to prosecute the criminal as a habitual offender because of a habitual offender means according to the law they get more jail time because crime is become. According to than a way of life is not a way of life is a life choice that looks at the air and says there habitual offenders. Every single thought of the intents of their heart is evil continually to an increase in population increase in sexual depravity increase in wickedness and also there was an increase in violence. Verse 11.
The earth was also corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence was the first violent crime committed was a first murder, Cain kills Abel few chapters later dining long back kills someone based upon the fact that Cain killed someone that was his role model that by now wickedness and violence has become epidemic.
It's still near God notes that filled the air as if to say, once people turn from God.
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