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December 17, 2021 6:00 am

Kerwin Baptist Church Daily Broadcast

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Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church of God, Selah.

Obviously, that word is to consider, to acknowledge that you have blessed us far greater than we could ever deserve, and we're grateful for that. In Jesus' name we pray, amen. I want to look at this verse if I can. I just want to dissect it up and brag on the Lord a little bit today. And by the way, every time we preach, I ought to be bragging on the Lord somehow. And this verse begins where everything in our life should begin. Notice, number one, this phrase, blessed be all. Blessed be the Lord. You say, well, that's a pretty general phrase, preacher.

I understand that. Blessed be the Lord. That is exactly where everything should start. The same place that this verse starts. You say, what does this mean? Well, this word blessed is the word barak.

Now, don't get confused. It literally means this. It means to kneel. By implication, to bless God as an example of adoration. Blessed be the Lord. You say, well, preacher, that seems kind of straightforward. Listen to me.

I want you to get this. This means every good thing in our life came from the Lord. Do you all agree with that here on a Sunday morning?

Let me go a little bit further. Blessed be the Lord means that all my blessings came from Him. He has blessed me with all these blessings. So I now want to bless His name because of how He's blessed me.

Everything should start there. When you and I wake up in the morning and we take that first breath awake, and it's not our first breath because we've been breathing all night, or we didn't wake up, all right? But we wake up and trying to get our eyes open and all that stuff, the first thought ought to be blessed be the Lord. You have blessed me with breath. You have blessed me with life. You've blessed me with health.

You've blessed me with an aware mind. And God, I want to praise Your name today. It means, literally, this word blessed, to get on our knees. That word means to kneel, to get on our knees, to praise, thank, and worship the Lord.

Listen to me this morning. You and I have nothing apart from the Lord. When things are good, bless the Lord. When things are bad, God is still good, bless the Lord. When you are confused, God isn't bless the Lord. It does not say blame the Lord.

Now, a lot of people do that. We start off in the day kind of blaming God, why He's allowed this to happen or that to happen, why this is this way or this is that way. And David doesn't say that. He doesn't say blame the Lord. He says, literally, blessed be the Lord.

It means, literally, no matter what comes or goes or happens, God has been good. He has blessed me and blessed my life, so I now want to bless Him. Listen, why does God meet with us as He has today? Because I believe He can tell this morning there's a bunch of people at Kerwin Baptist Church that just want to bless His name. We just want to say thank you, Lord. You've been so good to us. Listen to me.

I want you to get this. Bless the Lord means that because the Lord has blessed our life, we want to bless His name. Blessed be the Lord. Now, notice what David says here next. And he says daily, now notice this, loteth us.

Those two words. Loteth us. Don't you love God's word?

Don't you love everything about it? And here we find an interesting word that is not used a lot in the Bible. But he says this, that God has blessed me with blessings.

In fact, He has loaded me with them. This is an interesting way to put it, I think. David uses a Hebrew word here. This word, loteth, literally means to load up.

Listen to me. Or to burden. To burden. Now, you would say this morning, well, preacher, I thought that was a good word. I thought, you know, it's saying that God's been good. And yet you're saying that this word literally in its root meaning, it means that He loteth us, that He literally burdens us.

Hold on. The fact that God loteth me with benefits or blessings, I want you to get this. It means this, that God is not just God. God is good. God is great. It means that God does not just provide, He unloads on me.

I don't think you could. Matthew Henry said this, I thought this was interesting. He said, so many, so heavy are the gifts of God's graciousness to us that He may truly be said to load us with them. God literally, you say, preacher, what do you mean that He loteth me with this? Listen, I want you to get this, and I know you don't yet, so let me just make it clear. This means that God literally has given us more than we can hold. He has loaded us with benefits. I don't think, let me try again.

This word load means to burden, to unload. Do you get it? Listen to me. Literally it is a burden to try to figure out how I can contain all of God's blessings. God's given me so much that the hardest part about it is trying to figure out how to contain it. Can we just give God praise this morning?

Can we just give God praise a little bit that God, not only have you given me more than I deserve, God's given us more than we can even hold. Do you like the idea of a grocery store? If you like wasn't business but they're not going to give you food or funeral or whatever. Maybe somebody's counseling. Call my wife and ask if we need someone in the grocery store. Whatever the case might be. I had gone by the grocery store a couple months back and as I was getting ready to pull into our house I texted my wife.

that you can't fit anything else into already. It's frustrating. It's almost as bad as ordering at a drive-through for a family. But we're not even gonna get into that today. So I guess my wife did not get the text.

I'm sure that was an innocent mistake. So I pulled into the driveway and hit the back hatch of the car up. And man, I'm in there and I'm trying to figure out how to get all this stuff and you got some cases of soft drinks or whatever and you got, this and milk over here and you got all these bags. And I'm a man so our thing is we try to see how many bags we can get at one time instead of walking an extra 25 feet there and back. We're gonna spend 30 minutes how we can try to get this bag on this pinky and we're brinking our pinky and I got all these bags and we're huffing it here just so we can make it in in one trip.

You know, us guys are accomplishment-based in all these things. And so here I am and I'm like, where are my sons? Why is nobody here helping me? I went and got all this stuff, you know. So I had all these bags and I'm getting this up and I couldn't close the hatch because I was so full and there's still a couple things so I'm trying to make my way and get from the garage into the house and I'm trying to get the door open with that little part of the pinky that I don't have a bag on, you know. And I come in, I said, hey babe, where's the boys? Last night late, as God changed directions and I'm just looking at this verse reading and God said, you gotta preach on this one this morning and he loateth us. I was burdened that day because I had so many groceries that I couldn't even carry them all into the house. Amen, that's good, yeah man, I'm gonna break it out. Am I not blessed, are you not blessed? God's given me so many blessings that I could go to a grocery store and get enough at a grocery store in one trip that I can't even carry it all at once into the house. We are blessed this morning. Let me give you a verse.

Malachi 3.10, you know it well. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in mine house and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven, heaven is so full that all God has to do is open the windows and it leaks out. Amen, in fact it doesn't just leak out it. Not only that, what does he say? If I will not open you, he says, personally, the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, there's our word that we're talking about today, blessed be the Lord, blessed be the Lord who has given me blessings. Will I not open up the windows, pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it? Heaven is so full of blessings and God has so many resources that all he has to do is open up the windows and enough pours out of those windows that you and I don't even have enough room to hold it. Some years ago, I mentioned this, actually some years back here at church, and I've mentioned this before, most of you wouldn't remember it, I'm sure as I said that somebody will come tell me the date of the last time I shared this story, you know. I said singers can sing the same song 100 times. They get up, hadn't sung in three months, same one they sang three months ago, oh that's okay, but if the preacher dared to tell the same joke in 20 years, he's told that one before. Yeah, well you've eaten steak before, but you keep eating it, don't you, so whatever.

I'm not bitter, I'm not angry. I was preaching in Ukiah, California, a little town about an hour and a half north of Santa Rosa, which is about an hour and a half to two hours north of San Francisco. I was preaching in Ukiah, California and I had my motor home there, I was in evangelism obviously and I was preaching there and back then you had AOL. I had a laptop computer that wasn't very old and back then you went and got a disk and you loaded onto your computer AOL, which means that you could then plug into a phone line and try to dial up internet. And it made this weird, going, eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee, eeee, you know all this stuff, our generation kids have no clue what we're talking about and you know, you had to keep your fingers crossed kind of a thing to see if I could get online and here I was in Ukiah, California, I was trying to get some correspondence things done and I was trying to get onto AOL and I had already paid monthly for AOL, which you had to do back then and you didn't really have hot spots where there's free Wi-Fi and all this stuff. They had little cafes where you had a computer and you had to pay to get on that computer to be able to get online for 10 minutes or 15 minutes till it cut off on you. That's how life existed and all these things and so here I was and I got on the phone with AOL, I couldn't get it to work on my computer, I was paying for this monthly service but I couldn't get it to work and I lucked out to get a lady that was her first day, she told me, working at AOL.

Aren't I the lucky one? I spent an hour and a half on that phone going back and forth with that lady. When I was done, I had been charged triple what I had already been charged.

I had no internet access and somehow she had deleted AOL off my computer. I was so mad and I was so frustrated and it was one of these things that I tried to keep my cool and I pretty much did but it's your nerves are shot, you're worn out, I'm done, that's it and I said, I gotta get out of this trailer, I've just gotta go do something and I was just in my motor room, I didn't pull a vehicle behind me at that point so the pastor had let me use a 1910, whatever it was, Ford Festiva. Not even the Ford Fiesta, it was the Ford Festiva. How many of you remember a Ford Festiva?

It looks like a pregnant roller skate. And this was special. This had no air conditioning and I'm not exaggerating, I know preachers do, I'm not exaggerating, had no air conditioning and it had a horn that beeped on its own. So you'd be driving down the road and it went honk, honk, kind of a thing, randomly. So I'm frustrated and I said, I gotta get out of it and Yucaia, California does not have much, it's a beautiful area in the mountains but it doesn't have much and they had a Walmart so I said, I'm just gonna have to go walk around Walmart to calm down.

What a wonderful plan that is. It makes as much sense as Tim Lee going to the military because he was tired of the rules. It really makes that much sense. So I said, I gotta go de-stress, I'm just gonna go walk around Walmart or something like that so I'm driving in that car and I'm driving honk, honk, kind of a thing and I'm getting all stressed out and I'm on this little kind of what you would call the main road in Yucaia, California and I was putting my turn signal on to turn into Walmart and I had to wait because some cars were coming and here I am and it's going ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, honk, ch, honk. The horn would just beep, people looking at you like you beeping at me kind of a thing and I was like, I just gotta get some stress out or something and I was sitting there waiting to turn in and as some cars went by, I had to wait a minute because here came a woman and I would presume was her son and this woman was an older lady but it was literally not just age but you could tell that it was a woman that probably was older than she even looked. She just looked like the weight of the world had been on her entire life and she had some bags, some groceries in both arms and she was just kind of stooped over and yet she didn't look old enough to be stooped over in a sense but she was just walking in in front of her was I would presume is her son and he was in a wheelchair. I'm sure it was Sarah Paul, something I don't know but he was strapped in and his neck was back, he had to recline a little bit and he had just one pinky that was kind of pushing that wheelchair and that wheelchair was going on that sidewalk and I'm sure that they had just made a daily trek from the house, she had loaded him into that wheelchair, got him strapped up just to get him out of the house, just to get out of the house for a minute and went to a grocery store, whatever and so he was just slowly going there on that and she was kind of walking behind him with these bags and this young man whose head was strapped in and couldn't even really look straight and he was just using that pinky and that electric wheelchair and I'm just sitting here watching them slowly go across the entrance and I realized I'm burdened, I'm upset because I can't get internet access so I pulled into Walmart and pulled into a tree, not into the tree but you know a parking spot, I would have loved to with that testiva, I really would have but oh, kind of, but I pulled into this parking spot under that tree and I sat there in that junky car, I said God I'm sorry, I'm so sorry, here I am complaining when you have loaded me with benefits. I want you to notice the third phrase, blessed be the Lord who daily loaded me with benefits. That's what God gives too much of every day, benefits.

Now you say well what is this? Well and I don't often have you turn but I'm going to ask you today, I just want you to see a couple things, Psalm 103 if you'll just turn there, keep your place, Psalm 68 because David brings great clarity to this some chapters later. You see in chapter 68 David says hey, I acknowledge God's loaded me with benefits but in Psalm 103 David not only again recalls that God has given benefits but he begins to explain some of them to kind of show us what they are. Psalm 103, look at verse 1, in Psalm of David, bless the Lord oh my soul. There we are and all that is within me bless his holy name, that's what blessed be the Lord means. Listen, bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all his benefits.

Well how can I remember something, you know forget not so that means remember his benefits but how can I remember his benefits if I don't know what they are? So David gives us just a few. Look at verse 3, who forgiveth all thine iniquities. Benefit number one, forgiveness.

Anybody wanna try to describe how great that benefit is? Can I ask you something, why does God or David at least through God's divine inspiration, why does David start with that? Because if we don't have God's forgiveness for our sins, we don't have anything else, what hope would we have? What does it matter what else God does if he can't forgive our sins?

We have no hope, hell will be our home for an eternity but we have a benefit that God has unloaded on us called forgiveness. Benefit number two, the same verse. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases. The great physician, the healer.

How much would that be worth? Look at verse 4, who redeemeth thy life from destruction. That means this, that if God did not intervene, you and I were heading towards destruction. That means that naturally in life once we're born, we are automatically heading for destruction. That means us as individuals, if we follow our will, our desires, our flesh, if we decide that we're gonna make the decisions, let me tell you where that always ends up. It ends up in destruction but it is God loading us with the benefit of redemption. Only he can keep us from the destruction that we are barreling towards.

And we didn't even thank him for that yet today. Look at verse 4, who crowneth thee with loving hearts with loving kindness and tender mercies. Kindness and mercy, well we could spend a month on those two. Look if you would at verse 8, the Lord is merciful and here is gracious. Oh how long can we talk about the grace of God? There is both of mercy, we do not get what we probably deserve and gracious that means we get what we don't deserve.

What in the world? We don't deserve these benefits. We don't deserve these blessings and David said, bless be the Lord who loadeth me with benefits.

Look at verse 10 and I'm skipping some but look at verse 10, he hath not dealt with us after our sins. Imagine if he did, imagine if God made us pay for our sins. What would we have to pay? How could we ever pay it?

We couldn't even exist, we couldn't even live. Verse 11 describes it, David says for as high as the heaven above the earth so great is his mercy. That means higher than you can see, higher than a telescope can see and higher than anything can get. God's mercy is higher than that. Then in verse 12, as far as the east is from the west. So he says hey you look north and south, north and south, as far as the north is from the south. I mean God's mercy is that great as far as the east is from the west.

God's removed our sin as far from us as the east is from the west. Here's north and south, here's east and west, a picture of the cross and it's all a benefit that God has freely bestowed upon us through his son Jesus Christ. It's a benefit that is too big and too wonderful and too marvelous and too miraculous for us to understand, for us to be able to contain, for us to even hold. With benefits, everybody wants a job. With benefits, well you got a savior.

With benefits. Number four and I'm almost done. I've saved it till now. There's one little word that you can't miss. It's the word daily. David says blessed be the Lord who daily loateth me with benefits. David says every day he does this. He does this. Without fail, every day, God is faithful to load up my truck to the point that it is spilling over the sides as Psalm 23 says, my cup runneth over.

I don't even have a container, my life is not even big enough to hold everything that God has given me. This word daily is the word, Hebrew word yawm. It's a weird word. Y-O-W-M. Now listen. It means to be hot.

It means literally from sunrise to sunset or from sunset to the next sunset. And don't you love a Bible dictionary? You can get almost as blessed hearing just finding out about God's word as much as when reading God's word and it says this literally, always.

I guess I'm the only one excited about that. David says blessed be the Lord, he has blessed me and let me tell you how he's blessed me. He has loaded me. I am literally burdened by the fact that I cannot contain all of the benefits that God has given me and he does it without fail from the time the sun comes up till the sun goes down and everywhere in between. Always God loads me with benefits daily. The Bible talks about daily bread. It means this, we don't always read God's word daily and we don't always witness daily and we don't always pray daily and we don't always live right daily but God still blesses us daily. I would hate to even try to say that again but I would hate to even try to make you in your mind think of your worst things and your worst days and the days you're most ashamed of but our minds can't forget some things and if you could go to the most despicable thing you've ever done, the day you did that while you were doing it, God was still unloading blessings on your life because he doesn't just do it every day, he's done it every day. If God ever missed a day, it wouldn't be daily.

That word daily means not only will God not ever miss a day, it means that he never has. Number five as we close. As he ends the verse, this is just one verse, this is a good one, isn't it? It's all right, it's a good one preacher, it's really good, amen, amen.

Don't mean to toot my own horn, honk honk, you know, kind of a thing. He closes with this, even the God of our salvation. You see as he loads with all his benefits the greatest benefit, the greatest blessing, David isolates by itself, the God of salvation. Now this word God in the Hebrew is a prefix. It literally is the term El. Now you would know if you know a little bit about Bible that many of God's names start with El. It describes that word El means strong, it means powerful, it means literally that he is able to be this God.

And it often, Elohim, El Shaddai, you all know the name, I'm not gonna go through all of them. And so this word God literally means El. And so he says he's the God, the El of salvation. This word salvation is literally the word Yeshua.

Sound familiar? This word Yeshua means salvation, deliverance, victory, prosperity, a saving, welfare. David literally says that the Lord has daily loaded me with benefits. And the greatest of these is the fact that he is El Yeshua.

He is the God of my salvation. Thank you for listening today. We hope you received a blessing from our broadcast. The Kirtland Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Road in Kernersville, North Carolina. You may also contact us by phone at 336-993-5192 or via the web at Enjoy our services live and all our media on our website and church app. Thank you for listening to the Kerwin broadcast today. God bless you. We'll see you in the next episode of Kirtland Baptist Church.
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