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January 14, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all me know. Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina, oftentimes in God's word. You will find mentioned that there are mysteries. There are things hidden and often times in the New Testament, especially it'll mention things that have been hidden from the foundation of the world and I've always been a little bit intrigued by that which what that actually meant and I want you to understand that in God's word.
We are told that there are some things that have been kept secret that were already in place before the world was ever even created that means before what we find the account in Genesis chapter 1 before the creation of the earth in our in our solar system and the planets in man in the firmament and all the things that took place there are some things that were already in place before creation ever even started, but those things have been kept secret. There, a mystery, they have been hidden and the Bible tells us that through the spirit of God when we are saved that these mysteries we can understand these things that have been hidden. We now can understand what they are.
It's very intriguing. If you study into it, but what you notice in Matthew chapter 13 link verse 34.
All these things spake Jesus under the multitude in parables, and without a parable spake he not unto them. In other words, he always gave illustration when he was preaching so that folks could understand what he was saying like a verse 35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world that you've got understand what that means. That means this that they that these things that were talking about that have been kept secret that have been hidden. They were put together or they didn't come into being. A few years ago or when man was created. These things were already in place before creation ever even started before there was a planet Earth before there was light before there was anything there were things that were already in place now. This morning I want to give you for these things as God's word makes it very clear and obvious. This really encourage me and as we make our way to Easter. I told you last week.
As we began that as we make our way to Easter and we think the fact that Jesus died and rose again. You've got understand that there are some things like that that we base our faith and our very existence, and our salvation upon it would comfort us to know how sovereign God is when you go through problems and you go through things imitate something it would be great to know that what took place at Calvary had already been planned before the earth was ever even created when he put it this way God made a solution before there was ever a problem number one this morning before there was a sinner.
There was a Savior before there was a sinner. There was a safe and I want you to look at this verse in making internal lot this morning in different things. I want you to see this verse appear in first Peter chapter 1 verses 18 through 20. Now follow closely on the screens. Listen to this for as much as you know, that ye who yeast sinners us and by the way, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, we might be dressed up.
But where sinners for us for as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, that we sing about this morning, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, so we are told here that now the Lamb is mentioned that sacrificial lamb notices verse 20, who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world.
Jesus was already foreordained to be the sacrificial lamb before the earth was even created.
That means before the first human being ever said there was already a Savior to cover that sin. Say what you say and preacher.
Well, let me make it very quickly and I'll try to explain it as quick as I can. You don't need to turn to it. Let me read it to you in Genesis chapter 3 verse 15. This is where the first sin ever start a it was and when I say first sin I mean by human beings. Obviously Satan took that first step of sin when he rebelled in heaven, but listen to this in an obvious enough. Think about this, the Lamb was prophesied in Genesis chapter 3 link verse 15 and I preached you on this and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed, and we talked about is that mercy because man would not be involved in his virgin born. This is the first reference of the virgin birth of Christ, and it took place when the first sin was ever committed. We were told that there would be a lamb coming and that that lamb would be from the seed of a woman, listen to this between thy seed and her seed it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise thy heel.
That means this test the first time. As soon as the first sin was committed by mankind the Lamb that was going to be the sacrifice for our sins, was prophesied right there in the garden to be. That means before there was ever sin.
There was a Savior. That means that the Lamb in Genesis chapter 3 was prophesied then in John chapter 1 verse 29 the next day John seen Jesus coming into him and said, behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world. So, in Genesis chapter 3, the Lamb was prophesied in John chapter 1, the Lamb was presented and then in Revelation chapter 13 verse eight. This is the first book of the Bible, all in the last book of the Bible is this and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Revelation chapter 13 verse eight says that Jesus was as good as already slain before the earth was ever even created the earth is where that would take place and he was already foreordained and you say when he wasn't slain before the foundation of the world. He was slain. Obviously after the world was already created. Note that the member we talk about faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. That means that when God says something is going to happen.
It is good is that it already happened before it ever happens and I'm here to tell you that the Lamb was slain before you arrive on the cross was foreordained before there was ever sin. There was a Savior. He was prophesied he was presented that he was provided. While this was a mystery that the unsaved world doesn't understand when you and I give our hearts to Christ and the Holy Spirit opens up his word to us. We now realize that God already had a Savior before the first sin by mankind was ever committed different. I'm here to tell you, you might say preacher you don't know what I've done, how far I've gone things of that or limitation. You're right. I don't know but let me take somebody who didn't know before you were ever born exactly what you were going to do and that's God and before you ever did it before you were ever born.
God already had a Savior in place that would cover your sin.
If you'll put your faith and trust, we act as if we surprise God with something. He had a Savior before there was ever even a nurse is not surprised by anything.
He is a planner. I have a thing called a daytime or God is the original daytime or he had it planned way before you and I ever even existed. What you notice number two from God's word, we see that not only before there was sin there was a Savior number two before there was ever guilt there was grace look if you would it well, you might look at it will be on the screen.
I want to see it. Second Timothy chapter 1 verse nine of this gets exciting to me young that is on the mistake like you all this they call mistake.
I was picked up. It verse nine on the screen sing to me.
Chapter 1, talking about the Lord officer who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works. Listen to this, but according to his own purpose and grace. Listen, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. That means before the earth was ever created before creation in Genesis chapter 1 Ever Took Pl. Grace was already given to us before sin was overcommitted. That means before the first human being ever felt guilt which is what Adam and Eve did in the garden to be no place in and they ran from the presence of God and hid themselves before the first person ever felt. Grace was already promised. That means this and if you'll excuse my excitement this morning. Grace as we know, obviously, is the unmerited love of God for sinners. It means we get things we don't deserve and that's life as a Christian buddy every breath we take. We don't deserve it. But that means there is Isaiah 53 verse six the reach of this verse.
All we like sheep have gone astray.
We have turned every one to his own way and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Listen to this. All we like sheep have gone away. That means this that Grace was perfect was provided before the first man ever strayed second lives. Listen to this verse Romans chapter 3 verse 23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God that means.
This grace was provided before the first man ever strayed and before man ever send.
Listen to this verse. Isaiah 59 verse two but your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hidden his face from you that he will not hear.
That means this both look at me and want to get this before there was guilt there was grace that means there was grace before man ever strayed. There was grace before man ever sin and there was grace before man ever became separated from God that means this before man ever strayed.
There was grace to bring them home before me and ever sin. There was grace to make him clean and before man ever became separated from God. There was grace to reconcile him to God that means this before we were ever born. There was grace that is going to be given to us watch that water or get nuts in the house of God today are we here I am watering a fake plan to see that all days on Thursday to come to.
I've too much pride to bend over there and get it.
That means this.
It's a special grace. It's a saving grace. And it's a sufficient grace and that was promised and given to us before the world ever began what you notice. Number three today. This exciting you would all there was exciting you're like oh he's already through to my get out here quick.
Today we might number three before there was the punishment of death. There was the promise of life.
Titus chapter 1 verse two. Look at this verse in the screen, in hope of eternal life. Number we talked about this. Every person lives eternally.
But a person that goes to hell has an eternal existence. Basically, the way of best would be could put it in hell. You will have an eternal death will never die, but you'll be dying or an eternity, but in heaven the only place you have eternal life in God's promised us life more abundant, listen to this verse in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. That means this before you and I ever needed eternal life. He promised you never even knew that we needed it before we ever knew that it was available for the first man ever sin. That meant that we could spend an eternity in hell instead of heaven before all that even started God, who cannot lie had already promised eternal life to those who accepted civil who is that eternal life form that you asked. John 637 says this all that the father giveth me shall come to me and him that cometh to me, God says I will not cast out, that means this that that life that eternal life was promised to those who come to Christ.
Second, listen to this verse Romans chapter 10 verse nine that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, did you hear that word that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in mine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be safe. That means this eternal life is promised to those who come to Christ. Second, eternal life is promised to those who confess to Christ.
Third, Romans chapter 10 verse 11 for the Scripture saith whosoever believe it on him shall not be ashamed. That means is that eternal life is promised to those who claim Christ was enemy and I'm not trying to alter the doctrine of salvation. Salvation is nothing to do with what I do. It's what he did but salvation does have to do with whether or not I placed my faith and trust in that but I do not believe personally that an individual get saved. If there ashamed to tell people that there's a person that refuses to claim the name of Christ, but says there save this verse says he that believes on me shall not be ashamed before there was the punishment of death, listen to me let me put it this way before that first sinner ever bowed, God had already made plans to receive him, and when a sinner bowels in 2015.
He's already made plans to receive you before there was ever the punishment of death.
Given there was the promise of eternal life available what you notice. Fourthly, this morning, before there was a hell there was a heaven Matthew chapter 25 verse 34. I want you to see this verse then shall the King say unto them on his right hand. Who's the king were talking about here, the King of glory, me blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. That means it was prepared before you ever needed. That means heaven was prepared for you before there was ever you have anxiety this morning trying to figure it all out.
That means that heaven was prepared for us before Adam was ever created before there was ever a hell that we could be sent to. There was a heaven that we could live eternally. Let me put it this way, you say all right what would you mean preacher Ephesians chapter 1 verse four. Listen to this. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. So you say preacher that there was a heaven before there is ever a hell yes.
Do you know in the book of Matthew.
By the way, teaches us why hell was created. The Bible tells us that when Satan rebelled and his angels hell was created by God to house them. That's why hell was created so before there was ever a hell there was a heaven and that heaven is for a certain group of people we say who is that preacher will first for the redeemed now, John chapter 14 verse one let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me.
In my father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would've told you.
I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you want to myself that where I am, there ye may be also for the redeemed. That means saved. That's what redeemed me those that have been safe second for the righteous. Philippians chapter 3 verse nine and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness because we don't have our own is what I said earlier nothing we have, but the blood of Christ, we don't have righteousness but notice this verse and be found in him. Philippians 3 verse nine for keeping notes. Not having mine own righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. That means this the only way you and I go to heaven is if we are righteous and we're not righteous. So when we are redeemed or saved, then you and I are righteous. That means this were perfected. You're not perfect yet. Now I am is on the past, but you're not perfect yet vinegar three years, folks. I hope it is my last Sunday like think about you know I'm not perfect because you have to hear me from this pulpit a lot. So all my flaws are readily available, but that means this when we get to heaven.
We can't walk into heaven unless we bear the righteousness of Jesus. Because the Bible says that God is only pleased in his son. So when you and I get say Jesus puts his righteousness on us. So heaven is for the redeemed and it is for the righteous.
Third, the Bible teaches that heaven is for the reconciled will give you would've verse while you have it. If you want to look it up in chapter 1 verse seven, in whom we have redemption.
That's the redeemed through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. That means this for the reconciled means forgiven.
That means is for me to go to heaven. I've got to be saved. I've got to be perfected. And I've got to be forgiven. That means I've got a hat.
I gotta be redeemed.
I've got to be righteous in the sight of God and I've got to be reconciled unto God because I was guilty distance away from God, like the verse I just read your earlier you and I were separated from God because of our sin. So for us to enter heaven. We have to be obviously reconciled, we have to be redeemed and we had to be righteous in the blood of Christ has made all that available because before there was a Rachel there was a heaven before there was ever guilt there was grace before there was ever sin. There was a Savior now want I want you to see one last passage of Scripture of the put that up on the screen. If you want to turn to a first Corinthian chapter 2.
You're welcome to. But I want you to see this first grade. In chapter 2 verse nine but as it is written, I have not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. That means this all the mysteries that have now been made open to us. There are still things that you and I have no idea about Nagasaki pre-but God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, J the deep things of God.
You will not understand God's word folks unless you are led by the spirit of God.
People say I read and I don't understand it in a look at me or to get this. The Bible says that the spirit of God will make these things known unto you, that means this if I live in the flesh all week long and then I read the Bible.
I'm knocking understand some things because the spirit of God has to reveal these things to me and if I'm living in the flesh that I'm not being led of the Spirit and MI. I'm not bearing witness with that spirit.
So how can the spirit teach me God's work. A lot of those people live like the devil and they want to read the Bible and understand it magically. It doesn't happen that way. That's the spirit of God that does that okay now listen to this verse, verse 11 for what man knows the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him no horses. I know the things of man and humans in different things because that's the spirit.
I have already inside of me that means this.
You don't have to teach a child how to sin, it comes naturally. Listen to this verse 11. Even so the things of God know of no man, but the spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
When we been saved. Now that spirit of God allows us to understand his word to know the things listen to this and it's amazing how God's word is written, you know how we stand strong in the word of God's church the things that are freely given to us of God for really does that ring any bells you and I through the spirit of God can understand that salvation was freely given to us.
The plan was already in place before the earth was ever even created in the unsaved person oftentimes can't fully understand that because they don't have the spirit of God revealing that to them so you and I take the gospel to the unsaved world and we explained to them while we are sinners. There was a Savior before that sin was ever committed. While there is the punishment of death. There was the promise of eternal life before that ever happened while we do have a deal for the things we do wrong.
Grace was already promised and provided before the earth was ever even created and we have the promise of an eternity in heaven because heaven was created before hell ever even exist. These things were a mystery that we can now understand by the spirit of God, dear friend, do you know for sure that you're on your way to heaven, and if you do. Aren't you glad that God had a plan in place for you before your mother and dad ever even met before our greatest ancestor, and you can trace all of us all the way back to Adam and Eve before they were ever even created our redemption was already covered by the blood of Christ, Lord, we love you this morning Lord as we head to a weekend that is special to us as we celebrate, commemorate, remember, honor you for dying for our sins and then defeating death hell and the grave by raising on that third day, Lord, how special it is for us to know that before we were ever even thought of. Dreamed of land on an even before the first human was ever created. You already have these things in existence. Lord, how dare we doubt you when it comes to our problems that we face every day when you took care of eternal problems before they were ever even prop Lord you truly are sovereign or has about her eyes are closed.
I would encourage you this morning if you're here and you do not know for sure that you're on your way to heaven.
We would love to show you how I believe we've already explained would love the taking God's word and show you how you can leave this building today knowing for sure that you're on your way to heaven.
If you're here this morning and you're saying and you know it I'll be honest with you as we head to a season that special to us as Christians. Sometimes it wouldn't hurt us to get to an altar and say God's want to thank you for the Providence, you showed my life before all the rebellion that took place before all the guilty distance that I everyone away from you already had a plan in place to bring me back to you.
How great is our God, or we love you and I pray that you bless your invitation time. In Jesus name or has about her eyes are closing. When asked to stand all over the building for the next going to sing a song God's touched your heart about something, would you come if you say preacher.
I just don't know for sure that I'm sick. You come this morning, will send you a somebody in privacy were nobody has to look at your watch God's touched your heart about membership at this church.
This is a great time to come in and join with our church of God's picture heart about baptism you been saved and the ribbon baptized you come this morning as God has laid on your heart to do. You be obedient thank you for listening to you received a blessing from our broadcast Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Rd. in Kernersville, NC may also contact us by phone at 33699351924 Kerwin Baptist Church.com enjoy our services live molar medium honor website and church. Thank you for listening.
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