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February 24, 2021 6:00 am
Act upon his word to stand up for righteousness with more strength than you been standing up for unrighteous.
Notice that the people stand up for evil put a lot of energy into that stance is why can't you just redirect that into righteousness.
I can't you be useful can't you be saved and come join me in heaven with his joy forever is that you don't believe in hell have you lost the fear of hell if you don't get it back. I can get you back. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.
Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through a special message called the lost fear of hell.
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In Isaiah chapter 1 is a a one first 15 to get out text when you spread out your hands.
I will hide my eyes from you even though you make many prayers, I will not hear your hands are full of blood. I'm not listening to you, not mine. You think you're mine. That's what you talking to me, but I'm not listening because you've demonstrated that you will not submit half-baked faith is a rule in faith. If Ron has mixed himself among the people eat from is a cake on turn if Ron was up in the north. They had joined the world they were doing what Yahweh said they were doing what all the pagans were doing.
They were worshiping their idols. They were practicing idolatry all the filth that went with it. With abandonment, with no shame. God sent them profits and Hosea was one and the voice of Hosea was this your breaking my heart. God speaking to the man through his own life and then he says he from is a cake on turn just cooked on one side you're not done you're not right you're not edible you beneath what you are supposed to be.
You're not what you're supposed to be.
I am my intentions are not malicious.
Towards those to see that the someone here this morning and you if you're falling for Satan's stupidity.
I'm not trying to be malicious towards you, but I am trying to be malicious towards the influences of Satan himself and we make enemies that way. The Bible tells us that we will make enemies that way when swinging for you. I'm going for your heart. I want you to know you're missing out on the love of Christ and the life in Christ but also on swinging for.
I'm taking head shots at Satan. Proverbs 1512 the scoffer does not love the one who corrects him nor will he go to the wise, why not because they know the wise are going to set them straight and they don't want to be set straight.
They want their evil and this is why God says I'm not listening to you. I don't want to know more. Your sacrifice is your new moons. Your festive date goals.
Those are holidays that God instituted with this people is not taking it from you. You can go and you can say Merry Christmas all you want. I'm not listening because you not listening to me. God's word is a hammer on the guilty conscience, which is one reason why many don't want to come to a church that preaches God's word. Jeremiah 23 verse 29 is not my word like fire says Yahweh like a hammer that breaks rock in pieces is a heavy hammer.
That's a sledgehammer 20 pounds called him Monday well in our never mind, you'll only have yourself to blame if you don't listen to me preach the word. I mean, you don't have to listen to my opinion about everything else when it comes the with the word of God. If the word be true and you don't listen to whatever messenger is presenting it to you, you're in trouble. I preach this because Satan is preaching to you is preaching to our use and we are living in an age where our females are more susceptible to this this seemingly than ever. Just like he gave that quick to take the fruit that quick to disagree with God and agree with Satan, though they don't think it's safe. This is the shiny little serpent, not even a serpent or that by just assigning thing all that glittering gold. Look at verse 18 of Isaiah chapter 1 of you still have your Bibles marked for Isaiah 1 is God's response, now, let us reason together, says Yahweh. Though your sins are like scarlet Meech really bad they shall be as white as snow. This really good though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. In the midst of God's judgment he say luck. I'm trying to reach you will have to do die for you on across okay I'll do that, then you thumb your nose at him because you think God is too stupid to see you doing these things because you don't believe in hell, the fear of hell is gone from you, and you resent that the right to still fear this keeps up the editing of Scripture. If it's tolerated is not addressed and confronted when 1 Realizes Taking Pl. will spread like 11. It will wipe out a whole church will wipe out all denomination if a little leaven leavens the lump.
What does a lot of leaven do first Corinthians chapter 5 there were those in that church that were in blatant sin without shame and they were patting themselves on the back. Yeah, we've got them over here.
This was doing that. This was at what we love them. Paul writes the message of glorying is not good first drink is 56.
Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump. You're killing yourselves you put a little poison in it is going to poison the whole thing is leaven in Scripture of courses corruption the corruption that kills the damned souls God intended Israel to be a channel, a blessing to the nations. Isaiah 1 tells us that that wasn't happening at this time they were not blessing the nations, the nations were corrupting them so they couldn't be useful to God, they would repent and this is the same way with many today they won't be useful to God because they won't repent because of their sin because of their sin here in Isaiah chapter 1 were told in verse five, which is why should you be stricken again. They will judgment was starting on them. He addressed them as Sodom and Gomorrah. The leaders were Sodom and the people were Gomorrah that was a charge and it was a sentence at the same time God was trying to get to reach since it is just what you want is a said that's just understand this what you want you want to be on their side or my side pick. Sin is an accepted lifestyle was what they chose.
Again, the loss that lost fear of hell flips your priorities. I've said this a lot from the pulpit are not the only one that's ever said it, but the Christian life moves by fact faith and feeling in that order.
If you flip that over and you put feelings first, then you going to be doing it the devil's way. If your feelings are running the ship you're going to ship wreck that is not a possibility.
That is a fact, our faith is built on fact on truth, not just because we we never leap just take a leap in the dark. We leap into the light lost again of this when you lose the fear of hell.
Your priorities are gone, you don't understand what's important to God. The meaning of the cross outreach is ruined. Truth is not there any longer. Your entangled your narrow you're distracted and you're in sin. Paul warned Timothy's is listen is very tempted to get entangled in all these causes that are out there don't do it.
Second Timothy chapter 2 verse four no one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier would I want someone hearing a sermon like this to say fine. I'm not going to play games anymore. I'm going to renounce Christ. I want anyone to renounce Christ and if you do something as silly as that your judgment is sure anyone you again. I want them to repent and I want them to repent right away as they tried to play God for a fool of the temple here in Isaiah 1 and in other parts of Israel's history we see them doing it in church as we did in the New Testament church. When the apostles were still alive. Revelation chapter 2 verse 20.
Nevertheless I have a few things against you, Christ speaking to a church because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things strangled to idols. She is in there holding seminars on how to go against what God says in the church in their tolerating it. Nobody wanted to speak up. Nobody wanted to hurt anyone's feelings with the truth when moral commandments become secondary to other concerns you've lost your sense of what hell is all about people going there because now you're fighting some other cause.
When Scott when Jesus says, what does it profit a man if he gains the world loses his soul about the soul you want to send them the hell first class that's not God's way that Satan's way and many Christians are doing just that when they meet somebody they're not interested in saving a soul not interested in exalting Christ there interested in other things. First, what they feel what they enjoy what they have decided is most important. I think sometimes they don't know that this is taking place. I think of the times I don't care. It is disturbing. It is alarming to see Christians confused in the voting booth when the agendas are stark.
There night and day.
This no gray at this point. Is that clear and to empower those who hate Jesus Christ and the church that he bought with his blood. They going to go well for you. You're fighting God is siding with his enemies. I preached on our mentioned it Sunday.
I guess I should Wednesday second Chronicles 19 when J who the good king came back from surviving the battlefield with a with an evil king because Eve wanted to make an alliance. He thought he knew better than God, and the prophet confronted him J who went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh.
Therefore, the wrath of Yahweh is going to pretty severe.
You can look at.
Then Stacy God didn't really care what they were doing. It didn't matter.
The king loved God J.
Jehoshaphat did love Yahweh, but he was sending in the prophet sent was sent to correct them and he corrected it will go to same way with Asa another king the first time he received the blessings the second time hopefully come to that little bit all all all weight will bookmark that thought point I'm making is moral commandments are not to be secondary to other things. And this is why we have people empowering wicked people. Evil people in the voting booth because some other thing is more important to them than the morality of heaven miss the good fight fight, the Christ died for Proverbs chapter 14 there is a way that seems right to a man, but it's way leads to death. I think a lot of the a lot of Christians or not. Not to say Christians, I think a lot of professing Christians who are trampling the commandments of God while insisting they love the Lord. I think that they know what's wrong, but nobody is standing up to them no one to say you can't do that if you would push we don't have a degree you have a look at what school you went to look at what church you go to work out what you pray on what you fast on what you tied. If you are going against God's word. You are against God is not complicated.
First Corinthians 6 chapter 12 fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses was a good confession image honoring what God says your pursuing true this is sinking in.
Or is Satan plucking up the seeds and snatching them away is it sinking in. Are you are you so far gone, you can't be reached, and then I'm the bad guy. I can weep over this. I can be firm and it doesn't matter what I do for anybody else. Your heart is set on hell because you told believe the righteousness of God. Matthew 13 seven and some fell among the thorns and the thorns sprang up and choked them out.
See which is the word of God lost fear of hell. So this look at the Scripture on the subject, because hell is ready and it is excited to receive you, the churchgoers who claim Christ. Isaiah 14 verse nine hell from beneath is excited about you to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you all the chief ones of the earth.
It is raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations of this is concerning the king of Babylon, and it expands into Satan, but the point is made is illustrative for us.
God says hello is made room for you. It is renovated itself so there be enough space for you. Isaiah 5 verse 14. Therefore, she old, which is death is enlarged himself and opened its mouth beyond measure their glory and their multitude and their pump and he who is jubilant shall descend into it you can you catch that they going to hell in a happy they don't believe in hell of a fear of hell. Paul assess his house.
How shall they believe in him, how, how shall they call upon him whom they do not believe and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard as to how shall they hear without a preacher, how shall they preach unless they are sent. His reasoning with the mission of this is a real war is speaking God's word is the way to win 11 of the ways we win this lost fear of hell is a very real and serious thing.
Jesus Christ is sovereign and to be obeyed.
Revelation chapter 1 verse 18 I am he who lives in was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.
Amen. I have the keys of Hades and of death. I hold the keys of those things that pertain to the end of this life and death and spiritual life I own it Psalms that I want to go to the same place as sinners go hell has a place for people like Stalin, Stalin killed over 40 million of his own people as probably conservative estimate. He planned famines to kill his own people. The man was diabolical. God has a place for people like that. It's called hell. Psalm 26 verse nine, the psalmist says do not gather my soul was sinners.
My life with bloodthirsty men, that's that the saint is one that separated. That's not like everybody else, or maybe I'm speaking to the dead fish will the dead fish. Please raise their hand. They just going to go downstream with the world are going to do whatever the world says in the going to block out anybody who dares come against them. This is what were up against. And this fight is worth you have a parent or coworker you have a child you have anybody in your life that has no fear of hell that is a fight for you, as the Lord directs. Of course she can't fight them all there just too many wouldn't be able to eat you be so busy praying for everybody.
Pass out from being famished.
If you don't feel it for your hell. It is because you don't, your God. Luke chapter 12 verse five but I will show you whom you should fear.
Fear hit him whom after he has killed, has power to cast into hell. Yes, I say to you, fear him.
I'd love to come up here and just preach nice things about the holiness of God. The beauty of the Lord, and there are times for that.
This just ain't it. Those who refuse to listen to God's Word, the Bible says the stupid.
Proverbs 12 whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. Now you are to say Lord do you mean that to those people that hear the gospel and rejected you think is going to say no it's not rational. That's what he says here come let's reason, then your give you a chance to not bestow bed and assess in this you insist warning these types of churchgoers irks them a lot. Proverbs 97 Hugh corrects his scoffer gets shame for himself and he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself the probably say no you try to point it out and never turn on you, then there is selective ignorance, which brings great consequence. Hosea chapter 4 my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you from being priest for me because you have forgotten the law of your God. I will forget your children. That's another context is even deeper than what I'm reading is saying to them as a people. You're so useless to me because you you just have this ignorance when it comes calling as a writer this and you refuse correction well when I was preparing as the Lord to just so many verses I could go on. I edited out so much from Jeremiah so many things up a button.
The recital of Scriptures and start closing it up with this Daniel chapter 12 and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
That's contempt without an end from God himself.
God says I'll tell you what I'm looking for. Isaiah 66 to but on this one will I look on him who is poor and of a contrite heart or spirit, who trembles at my word, who trembles at my word.
But if you have no fear of hell you know can tremble at God's word God likes the way some believers think and all believers should want him to like should put us in that category. Romans 12 verse two not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable perfect will of God, not the listener that please go to the Internet. Get your theology. There do what the world tells you on the Internet follow people on the Internet who are following God. I don't want you to follow God. Satan is using them as his vehicle a hatred against God, and if you are going to lie down and let him walk over and guess what you going to be walked over and in the end what you get. Hell, those in hell.
Remember the wrong when Jesus gave the story about the rich man and Lazarus. The only story that he gave a name and two names as a matter of fact when the rich man was appealing to Abraham to have mercy on him. Abraham said sorry there's a big gap between us can't do a thing about this is fixed and then Abraham said, Luke chapter 16 verse 25 but Abraham said, son, remember that in your lifetime is all I need to read. He said remember you know what you did wrong and it's with you forever. Second Thessalonians chapter 1 verse nine. The shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power, but the unbeliever says I don't think God has that right. It doesn't have the right to hold me accountable.
He doesn't have the right to make things illegal or sinful P God needs to shut up and give me what I need is how it goes. They don't change your attitude so Jesus said there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth was adjudged. What is that mean he says Matthew 25 or 30 cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth with the gnashing of teeth is anger is anger towards God.
How dare you.
You judge me for calling the hell there will be no more, no rocks or mountains to go hide them fall upon them just the judgment. One of the greatest walls of hell for the impenitent man is that he will be rendered absolutely irrelevant. You think you have a problem now with the steam and how other people think of you what's going on. UHC what happens when you get the hell you won't count your matter. Knowing there will CS Lewis. Lewis mixes, the ultimate aim of hell is to get a man's soul and give him nothing in return.
You see why it's hard to read what God is saying from the Scripture about those who are rejecting him she don't want this to happen to anyone.
Proverbs says he was often rebukes hardens his neck will suddenly be destroyed without remedy become tired of you correcting your entire hearing the preaching to this hardening the heart stiffening the net. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.
Whatever a man sows, that he will reap a close with this God reaching out to Ace of the King Asa was doing things that reduced God. So the Lord sent his messenger to speak to him as the father of Jay who went to speak to Jehoshaphat and he goes out to confront him and he says the eyes of Yahweh run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him. In this you have done foolishly. Therefore, from now on you shall have wars then Asa was angry with the seer put him in prison for he was enraged at him because of this, and Asa oppressed some of the people at that time, Asa died a miserable death.
Incidentally, he was started out with such potential to be righteous when he drifted from God more and more until finally he's making deals with godless people and trusting them and his deals and not God and God comes out and says listen. God is looking for people to serve him, he's looking for them. Be one of them.
Asa be one of the ones that God is looking for but Asa refused he got angry at him for daring to stand up to him and telling what God wanted slick persecuted because other things are more important. The morality of heaven didn't matter to him, thus saith the Lord is not account as much as I want to do this well that's all I got to say about that except one last note before it's too late before it gets to the place where your pastor can help you with your friends, your children, your parents before it comes to no one can help you repent.
Tell God that you are sorry for that behavior that you going to fix it and act upon his word. It's going to stand up for righteousness with more strength than you been standing up for unrighteousness. Notice that the people stand up for evil put a lot of energy into that stance. That's is why can't you just redirect that righteousness. I can't you be useful can't you be saying come join me in heaven with his joy forever is you don't believe in hell have you lost the fear of hell if you don't get it back.
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