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March 24, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today.
Our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all may know Christ. Join us now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina with a thing about the book of Isaiah is before chapter 40 what we basically have is a list of burdens woes shortcomings of God's people. Activities of God's people. The failure of God's people. All that really goes on as Isaiah was prophesying all the way up. Really, through chapter 39 but invert in chapter 40.
It changes in chapter 40 we have here that the man of God is instructed by God to comfort the people to encourage them. Another words, those first chapters that contain many burdens and woes, but this chapter is going to contain a whole bunch of blessings.
There were distresses about the captivity of the Assyrians in the Babylonians, but were going to put all that in the past and in chapter 40 God gave his people promises and and explain those things in the covenants that he is made to them and so I thought this morning. What would like to just encourage Kerwin Baptist Church. That's the weirdest I've ever just said encourage that sound alike and call which I have throat problems this morning, so if I have to take some drinks, but I would really like twinkle.
Would you today, but in Isaiah chapter 40.
I thought this. I guess the best way for me to encourage you is to say what God said to his people to encourage them. So I'm just going to share with you what God promised them because, by the way, it's the exact same promises to you, Lord. I love you this morning and I pray that you help our time together. You do truly give our Lord. We need it so Lord as we deal with the subject today a pretty good blessing Jesus name we pray.
Amen. He giveth power. Look at verse one. If you would've Isaiah chapter 40 notice comfort ye, comfort ye my people say if your God orders here were given to preach like a verse to speak comfortably to Jerusalem cry onto her. Another words, God is saying to the preacher here. He says I want you to comfort. I want you to encourage.
I want you to proclaim whatever I tell you I want you to go tell them because this should be a blessing to them. Look at verse three. The voice of him that cried within the wilderness. Speaking of John.
Obviously, the forerunner to Christ, prepare ye the way of the Lord make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted. You'll recognize this from Handel's Messiah. Every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough ways is plain with and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken this is great, but first thing that God brings up to be an encouragement is the glory of God. He says here in verse five the glory of the Lord shall be revealed now why is this and should it be encouraging to you because whatever storms you and brother Jacob did a great job on the offertory until the storm passes by whatever burdens and and and difficulty in storm and stresses and all the things that you can go through in your life. You know what ought encourage you and what should encourage me is that somehow, no matter what.
If you're in God's will. The glory of God will be revealed somehow that I want you to look at your trials a little bit different this morning.
That means it don't worry, somehow, someway, God's glory will be revealed in your trial in your storm in your need in your weakness.
The Bible says that God's strength is made perfect in our weakness. I'm here to tell you today that ought encourage you whatever you're going through. Somehow, someway, God, his glory will be revealed in it's not there just for you to have pain is not there just because will goddess decided he wanted to do that to you.
It ought encourages morning somehow God's working in whatever you're going through in his glory will be revealed, and it sometimes. Someway somehow. That's encouraging me some things I go through my Lord don't know I'm going this one.
My being put this right now it is encouraging to know. Somehow God will get glory through this notice. If you would. The second thing he brings up as an encouragement is literally in verse eight, and it is not just the glory of God, but verse eight.
It is the word of God. Notice what he says about a verse eight, the grass whether the flower faded, but the word of God shall stand forever and that encouraging now know if you see this in this, but what he is saying is that the word of God is alive sick. He didn't say that. Notice what he said. He says that what the group the grass with a rhythm which means the grass for it to have been grass was alive at one time but it died. Notice what he said. The flower faded, it wouldn't have opened up if the flower was alive, but then it died.
So he said the word of God going to stand forever. That means this is not just going to be there forever.
It's going to be alive forever. It's alive.
It literally is doing something about encourage you that no matter what you go through in your life. God's word is alive and it will last forever. Notice the third thing you brings up is in verse 11, he doesn't just talk about the glory of God and the word of God, but verse 11, he brings up the people of God and this is what how God says to take care of you. My people look at verse 11, he shall feed his flock like a shepherd more than that. Bring up Psalm 23 in our minds is what he says he shall gather the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently leave those that are with young what is that mean preacher will notice what God said. I'm to do for my people.
Number one, I'm going to feed him. I'm going to feed him.
Glad today that God has promised to feed us and I don't just mean physically. I mean he didn't say is he just on the freedom that means I'm in a fetal physically God's going to feed us spiritually and God get a fetus emotionally, and God will help us. He will fetus why he's our Shepherd. Where is she he's going to fetus that were getting heated out of the program motorcycle. He says I'm on a disk and feed you Medigap. Do you know that we as sheep sometimes run off. The Bible says in Psalm 23 the restore restore the brain that would restore me to bring one back.
This is what God said, I'm good. If Egypt and when you wander all vomiting gather you together on about you.
I'm glad when I wandered off many times in my life and still do at times.
I'm sure God loves me enough to go get me and bring me back. Notice of third thing he said on the not. I'm not just going to feed you and gather you on Medicare you let me. Sometimes I run off, and God's gotta go get me and bring you back. I cannot tell you, sometimes I'm hurt and I don't have strength and I need some help because in those times I'm to carry all that on encourage you today. Notice last he says I'm the lead you is that I'll feed you. I'll gather you notice all carry them in my bosom and I shall gently lead those that are with young integrate the God leads us, but may I say this to me today with even greater is that he leads us gently leading us means he's God gently means he's father he knows what we can take sometimes and what we can't.
He knows when I need fed. He knows when I need to be gathered back to the fold.
He knows when I need to be carried sometimes and he knows when I need led while before what did he bring up to encourages people well. He talks next about the creation of God to hold onto your seats on to give you a fraction of what I have because you obviously for sake of time, but notice look if you would verse 12, who have measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and meted out heaven or measured out heaven with span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance.
In other words, this audit encourage you. Let me tell you about the God that I just said would be your Shepherd.
But I just said would carry you and feed you and gather you and lead you. Let me tell you how great that person in in case you don't think he can carry you or feed you or lead you, let me remind you what he did notice is the first phrase to have measured the waters in the hollow of his hand. Can I get a just a few facts about the ocean, you know 70% of the earth surface is covered with water. Yet we know more about the surface of the moon than we do, the depths of the ocean. In fact, 12 people have stepped foot on the moon, only three have been to what is called the Mariana trench. It is the deepest part of the ocean at roughly 7 miles down. Currently, scientists have successfully classified 1.5 million species that live in the ocean and yet they believe that there is literally from 2 million to 50 million more species that they just can't get you know that 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. Do you know that literally more than 90% of the ocean exist in what is called the abyss that we can even get Dino Mount Everest is the highest place on the earth surface is 5 1/2 miles high and you know that it is literally 1 mile shorter then the biggest mountain in the ocean. We don't think about it. Do you know the Challenger deep. It's the deepest part of the ocean and it goes literally a mile more down than Everest goes up, you know, the longest continuous mountain chain known to exist in the universe is in the ocean and it is 40,000 miles long.
A mountain ring while I have been there at Monterey Bay and yet I remember hearing a little bit about this and I was reading about about the Monterey Bay submarine Canyon is deeper and larger in volume than the Grand Canyon and its underwater. Do you understand that our oceans that we can even close. We can even come close to getting to it. Understanding it, reaching it can even get the parts of it and they are literally in the hollow of God's hand and you and I think he can't meet our needs. Notice what he says in verse 12 and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales in verse 22 it is he that sits upon the circle of the earth while we knew the earth was round, they just would rather word of God. Now you can spirit people conspiracy people don't come to me all right this morning. Enjoy this little bit grinding see you back there but? Brian Salter and had to move away. I'm glad to see if this is what you get this you say will preach outlook for 22 he sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof, or as grasshoppers to God.
You are just like grasshoppers. That's how tiny we are to him. Notice this, that stretches out the heavens as a curtain and spread them as a tent to dwell in.
He did that we were 26 lift up your eyes on high and behold who have created these things. Okay, think about it.
Lift up your eyes on high. So what are we looking at these things that bring you out their host by number he's talking about the stars.
Here in verse 26. Notice what he says that God doesn't get this, he called them all by names by the greatness of his might. For that he is strong in power not one failing.
Not one star, planet, anything has ever failed.
It's still there. Glad you asked. When we sailed about our space. Do you know the just our galaxy contains over 100 billion stars just our galaxy. 100 billion stars. Scientists believe from what they can try to get to see that there is over 170 billion galaxies and we have over 100 billion stars in just one galaxy. And they say there's over 170 billion more galaxies, which all would probably have 100 billion stars in them and the Bible says God knows them all by name. I would have trouble naming 10 children, I would be like George Foreman. You know how amazing it is that God has a name for each of those stars you know it's a 24 hours for the earth to rotate on its axis to make a day. It takes 365 days for to orbit around the sun for years scientists believe that it would take, or will take what they think were going to be around.
I don't think we will obviously that it would take 230 million years for our solar system to complete just one single orbit around the Milky Way. Do you know that over 275 million stars are created every day that I ask you something has everything that was created already been created that means they've already there. They just can't find God created them a long time ago.
Nobody strain anything nowadays except problems DO today on Venus is longer than a year on earth one day in Mercury last approximately 59 days on earth.
There is a diamond in our galaxy floating around that is bigger than the earth, I'm just giving you a whole bunch of needless facts why because of I gave too many. My mind would in the Bible says God sits on the circle of the pennies naming them all. You think you can pay your bill by next month with about the moon like great the moon is about the same size as the United States of America and the moon orbits the earth in roughly a circular path, and this takes one month from start to finish. In fact, that's where we came up with the monthly years ago.
According to the Scripture in Genesis chapter 1 all the way back in Genesis chapter 1. The reason God created celestial bodies was for us to be able to understand the signs, the seasons, the days and years. Verse 14 of Genesis chapter 1. That means this, the moon does just that it continually orbits the earth every month and clockwise precision in the Bible calls the moon, the lesser light and then the Bible talks about the greater light.
The sun going to get me started on the sun. You understand that the sun is basically a glowing ball of hydrogen gas gets his energy from the fusion of hydrogen into helium in the core. It means this, that the sun is literally a stable right now. Hydrogen bomb is an extremely efficient source of energy.
And here's what's interesting the sun is 400 times more distant from us.
Then the moon and it is also ironic that it is 400 times larger so that way the sun and the moon. Although the sun is 400 times bigger is 400 times farther so the sun and the moon looked the same size.
Do you know that the son of the sun was just point and you put about three zeros and then finally a number if it was that much closer to the earth.
We would burn instant. And if the sun was pulling and you put about 30 zeros and then finally a number if it was that much further away we would freeze instant you mean to tell me God is not in control.
Like I said I would love to a whole bunch more but I've Artie lost you all I'm saying is this that that same Shepherd that loves you and lead you and feed you and carries you and guide you in verse 11 is the same person that put all the stars in heaven stars we can find. He's got them all named he's the one that holds the ocean that is that we can't even get peak in late summer. She cannot encourage you today Massey number five what he brings up is the affording of God. That ought encourage we go from creation to authority, verse 13, who have directed the Spirit of the Lord and that a question who's telling God what to do or being his counselor have taught him to go? Don't you love it. I who's telling God what to do and who thinks they're so smart that they're teaching God nobody verse 14, with whom tricky counsel and who instructed him and taught him in the path of judgment and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding. Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance, behold, he taketh up the aisles are islands. As a very little thing we were 23 is what the Bible says God does that bring if the princes and nothing he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity now for sacred time.
I'm not gonna go all the way through verse 13, 14, 15 but can I tell you this about the authority of God. You know these verses. There's a number one. He doesn't take orders. He gives them nobody is directing God. Nobody is teaching God. Nobody is telling God what to do. God doesn't get orders. He gives them to say something else about the authority of God. He doesn't receive instruction. He gives it God is authority because he's sovereign and he's God why that a comfort to me, preacher, because as long as you're listening to him. That's all you have to worry about nobody has any authority anywhere except God. Right about now is a is getting all warmed boys, people are getting encouraged. Notice verse 27 and I want to show you three things here obviously continuing in this things that he teaching us that some words that we do here in but I want you to see some other places in the word of God. Isaiah brings up the nigh presence of God over 27. Why sayest thou owe Jacob, and speak just, oh Israel my way is hidden from the Lord. In other words, God has overlooked me another words him in this trial and I'm in this difficulty and I'm going through this problem only God has overlooked me. Anybody ever felt like what he says in verse 27 and my judgment is passed over from my God, what are we being told here from Isaiah this out, encourage you there is nothing God does not see he is omnipresent. You might think that I'm hid from God. He just overlooked me, you might think that will just God forgot about me. He just forgot to to judge me and see me and help me with a something God sees everything.
Nothing gets by God.
That should encourage you and it should also sober us up, may I say this also that the Bible and Ecclesiastes says that God shall bring every work into judgment, with every seat being mad tell you some of the date, God has not forgotten you or overlooked you. He knows more about you than you do. Then he brings up in verse 28. The omniscience of God has to thou not known, hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator. By the way, if you want to do a little bit a study. You need to look right there it in and in verse 28. I mean we go from Yahweh.
We go to Jehovah. I mean, he gives all kinds of things that we just spent all day just on that verse talk about the names of God that he uses in this verse. Notice. Notice what he says that the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth fainted not, neither is he weary, why there is no searching of his understanding that word searching means capable to understand it means to fathom. It means to for to make sense. Another words, God's understanding is so far above ours that will never understand the omniscience of God. God knows so much that you and I can't even understand how much you know all God's people with whom within thing about this verse.
If you can.
It says that the creator of the earth, the everlasting God, the Lord fainted not, neither is weary me just say this not only is God not going to fail or faint. He's not even tired.
You think God can't carry you think God can't lead you reprove what he created, behold the oceans in this hand. He holds the universe and the other hand, and not only that pay not only will never fail. He's not even tired.
That means you and I might be weary, but God isn't you and I might faint. But God doesn't, we might think about quitting that he will encourage us that no matter how we struggle. God doesn't create universe like that was really good preacher for the choir that was really good preacher. He's not even tired Massey last verse 29 he talks here really this is the gist of what were going to say let you go this morning. The omnipotence of God he is everywhere. He knows all things. But notice as he describes in verse 29 he giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increases strength nigh make his point. Even the young people, even those that are young and have energy valve faint and they'll get tired in the young men shall fall. He is saying this that Mamma say God will give power to the faint, even those young that don't necessarily need a whole lot help because they could just go all day and run all day there young they got energy, you've heard it before God says even they eventually get tired and all the parents said thank God that God and grandchildren get tired eventually some.
Your like not quick enough.
I know listen.
What are we saying here what you get this, but let's finish that only give you the application what you really verse 31 verse you will know but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint what any say in verse 29 he giveth power to the faint, what you get this. The fact that God is omnipotent, what is it mean the fact that God is omnipotent, it means he has all power.
Everybody understand that omnipotent means there's nothing my God cannot do everybody agree with that. It didn't matter whether we agree with the truth, but we hope we were on the same page but notice what he says he giveth power to the faint, do you know what's wonderful about the fact that God is omnipotent, not get me it means that not only is he all power, but it means he has all power to give the fact that God's omnipotent means that he owns and possesses all power. So he has all power available to him to give God's thank you and I all we ever think about that God's omnipotent means he can do anything, but cannot say the fact that God's omnipotent means he can give me power to do whatever he wants me to do. He owns power. Thank you for listening to you received a blessing from our broadcast.
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