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Working for The Lord

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef
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February 24, 2022 7:00 am

Working for The Lord

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef

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Dr. Michael you sat on the truth. Satan's commitment is to generate the truth of the word of God and replace it with falsehood. That's what he and all of his demons are constantly working and doing he has done nothing ever since he and his demons were kicked out of heaven, and he continues to do that throughout history and his doing this in our lifetime. Get ready for more challenging words as Dr. Michael you sent begins today's leading way. Today Dr. you said teaching to second date offering a challenge to live a life of faithfulness to God's word in this quick reminder leading the way is listener supported. You can learn ways to stand with Dr. you sent when you visit or when you call us 866-626-4356 here now is Dr. Michael you sent with a challenge to never give up.

We saw in the loss musters the first half of chapter 2 and second Timothy. He gave us three injuries that help us in our faithfulness in passing on the truth to the next generation. Those would be imageries all the soldier who was soldiering and not getting entangled will go civilian affairs for the gospel and for the biblical truth secondly was the image of an athlete that we are athletes who are running according to the rules and thirdly we saw the third imagery and others of the former whose patiently plowing and planting and harvesting. And here in the second half of chapter 2 he gives us three more imageries as if to build up those six imageries together can help us truly be faithful in our service of the Lord. These three imageries for faithful service are a good worker. A worker is not ashamed of what is doing working hard. Secondly, a clean vessel a vessel that is always ready to be used for honorable things and then the third image is a servant who is loyal and obedient to his master. This look at this very quickly. A worker who's not ashamed. The very reason for serving diligently the very reason for working faithfully serving the Lord is not to please others and make others feel good about themselves as that might be. It is not even to please oneself, the very reason for faithfulness. The main reason an alternate reason for faithfulness is to please the Lord, that the definition of shame. I saw a new one this week is says a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt shortcoming or impropriety.

Why are the false preachers should be ashamed because when their work is only for the show is only to impress people. It's only for the praise of people there ought to be ashamed of themselves when it is not to please the Lord. First and foremost, there ought to be ashamed of themselves and yet those who have every reason to be ashamed their shameless than that is why any ministry any ministry whatsoever must be done for the glory of God alone. We ought not to have personal or hidden agenda there must be straight lines, we should not have twists and turns will manipulate others for personal gain. Not to dress up the truth in such a way as to try to make it palatable and acceptable and not to bury the truth under an avalanche of a marketing program or under the guise of relevance.

In other words, be straightforward, the word of God is always clear the word of God is always straight the word of God is always planning and probably saying to Timothy, keep it that way but that way. Verse 16.

Avoid godless chatter.

In other words, don't get drawn into these foolish discussion.

Don't get drawn into discussing issues that having already been settled in the word of God long ago doing so ruins people and brings about ungodliness.

The word that the apostle Paul. The Greek word he uses this catastrophic from what you get the word catastrophe compromise does not build up a person.

It tears them down and brings about disaster catastrophe compromise leads to false teaching of false teaching leads to ungodliness. The legacy of false teaching is false. Living and false living leads to a catastrophe. False teaching is like gangrene.

This is that you use the word gangrene got translated gangrene.

I mean, it is amazing to verse 17.

In other words, it's infectious. Don't take it lightly is infectious. It spread so fast in his deadly red not long ago that with all of our modern technology with all of our science and medicine that if a soldier in the battlefield is not treated. His injuries treated immediately, it could lead to amputation, and even death. False teaching and satanic lies can spread much faster than the truth. Please send Michael worry is that I tell you why because the sinful human heart is more comfortable with compromise and Paul is writing to Timothy in class and he mentions to specific people, and he mentions them by name. These two people allow themselves to be misled.

Ended up departing from the faith altogether. There is not a week that passes by I hear some preacher for some musician Christian musician, for it is absolutely heartbreaking the names those two people in Ana´s and followed us is an amazing that Ananias means the singing man ever gets over him, singing man, and for leaders from flower which you know that means love means a lot or a loving and yet one is a full singer and the other is a false lover one is singing the wrong songs on the other has a misplaced love, and here's what you and I must never, never, never forget though Mrs. because deceivers are very attractive people. Deceivers are like the devil himself. They appear as angels of light deceivers a very charming people. Deceivers are very eloquent deceivers are great communicators and will say things like love is the most important thing really know it's not Jesus is because without Jesus, we know how to love someone would say God is love, therefore love is God really don't get hung up on doctrine and hung up on these biblical things and biblical morality.

Don't get hung up on the biblical teaching get hung up on.

After all Jesus. I just love one another with a doozy. Take a grain of truth under wrap it in a whole lot of falsehood or a drop of poison and a sugarcoated Paul said, I avoid such people. Verse 18. Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity. I believe the apostle Paul here is quoting from Moses in the book of Numbers chapter 16 verse five because back then there was a man by the name of Cora who managed to persuade few others in the Israelite community to oppose the plan of God for redeeming them from Egypt, the slavery of Egypt.

Cora was rebelling against the plan of God and God literally open the ground and swallowed and that's what Paul said, depart from iniquity being like call and company the second image or the apostle Paul gives us here and being faithful is a clean vessel in the big house looks on the castles and things you see in the city in a big house, deceivers on television. There are also some utensils and cutlery and pots and pans, and large numbers of the church of Jesus Christ worldwide. The global church of Christ, the elect of God from every nation, every tribe, they come in all sorts will like those utensils will like those equipment in the home except listen carefully except as people we have a choice to be a silver spoon or a dirty bucket. There are utensils that the master of the house, proudly displays in the some rusty ones. He soon just put in the basement and hide in the basement listen to me, those who are faithful to the Lord and to his word.

The infallible word of God, both old and New Testament. Those who are faithful to plow in straight lines are instrument of honor those who twist the truth and preach and teach and speak half-truth. Those who teach their own ideas are instrument of this honor. As far as God's concern may not be as far as the masses are concerned. But as far as the Lord is concerned, those who speak the truth uphold the truth love the truth are instrument of honor, but those who modify the truth water down the truth. Are instrument of this honor. Listen to what the word of God said if any of you.

If anyone purifies himself, he will be used by the master please him about this is really important. There can be no higher honor imaginable in life than being an instrument in the hand of God. There is no great and I am lines that being at the disposal of the Lord to users as he wishes. There can be no greater honor in life than serving to accomplish God's purpose there can be no higher degree of honor than being available whenever he calls us for service, but there's a condition I did not make up the condition, what is it what is that condition, cleanliness and purity move, preaching perfection now not on the Mrs. perfection is only going to happen when we get to heaven and I get an amen.

I can't wait, but cleanliness and purity is not perfection is not perfection versus 22 and 23 Paul said that we can actually purify ourselves, we can only be saved by God's power and grace is the only way not by works. But once he saved, we can continuously purify ourselves. This is Michael. How do I do that by confession by repentance's independence is not just for sinners who don't know Christ and the Pentagon believe in repentance ought to be the lifestyle of every believer not rationalizing soon, not explaining it away. Not justifying it that say well you know my father did this and my mother did this and this happen and that happen and I couldn't help with them and as I blame so-and-so for this and that and then on no rationalization look to happiness about I'm sorry but I do that every day.

Sometimes I say things. Sometimes I get angry at not an Isaiah stop is about. I'm so sorry purify cleansing myself first by purging our hearts from false teaching that would begins. Don't listen to it. Don't meditate on it. Don't entertain it, don't even consider it there. Some examples of what you hear this false connotations of false teaching. Thoughts are penetrated deep into the culture. The Bible is not relevant for today or at least not all of it. God is so loving and so merciful he's gonna let everybody in hell cannot possibly go on for eternity.

This is called annihilation.

Inoculation is preached by many evangelical preachers today said that contradicting Jesus is that the file will not be quenching the worm will not.but as of now there were just expire or God gave us the gift of sexuality. Therefore, we can use it no matter how we feel about it. We can express ourselves whichever way we think is possible. No or God doesn't care about how I treat my spouse and my family as well as him good to God or it doesn't matter how I use my money as long as I give God his tip. Listen, I could go on and on and on but you get the message you get the picture here and then Paul goes on to cite Sean youthful passions as soon as you hear that there are two things that you will miss some people think of the just sexual morality that is so sexual sins and other peopling.

While this is for young people. I want to disabuse you of both listen to me very carefully place youthful passion means more.

It means self-assertion.

It means self-indulgence.

It means headstrong, it means they're being obstinate means being arrogant.

See these of the moment or things associated with early ages about the lessons but I have met adolescents in this church who absolutely amazes me at the strength and maturity, but this is just the general idea, but the person at any age should have nothing to do with that these temptations are therefore the old and the young alike, to be sure they are associated with adolescence but everybody ought to flee from those kinds of things. There is a common mistake among believers is a common error. I will explain it to you and I know you will understand soon as I explain it. The Bible said, flee from temptation, but resist the devil, flee from what resist who is a reason for that. God knows us. He made us.

He knows this inside out and he gave us a delicate formula because God knows that is much easier to resist the devil and flee from temptation. His with many Christians make the mistake of reversing those orders and automate the universe and they try to resist the temptation and they flee from the devil.

Listen carefully when you try to resist temptation. You got a big percentage of a chance to fall in but if you flee from it. 99.9% chance of avoiding it. Fleeing from the devil should not be the case, why because you have to stand metronome honor with the devil you scare him down and you can know what I do I talk to the devil.

I said to the devil here a defeated foe unit toothless lion. You cannot have any authority over me because I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ quote the Scripture.

Nothing shall separate us from the love of God, not even you devil you know what when you stand your ground and you resist the devil you know what happens. The devil is the one who flees the Lord God said, I'm not making it up. But a lot of believers linger and try to fight temptation. Consider flee and then they get themselves a bigger chance of falling into it. They linger like Clark did in Sodom instead of fleeing like Joseph did in Egypt. But then when we flee, we don't just flee to know where all the nothing more than an owner. We flee to the righteousness the Bible is so clear we are to God deny ourselves and follow Jesus or we are to put off what belongs to the flash to build nature, but on what belongs to the new nature that we are to put to death our earthly members and set our minds on things above, we are to crucify the flesh, and walk in the spirit we are to be ruthlessly rejecting one and relentlessly pursue the other. Now, beloved, listen, this is the secret of business. A group is such thing. This is a quick victory. This is the secret to godly living. The third imagery if you're following with me fireplace the apostle Paul gives us 1/3 imagery here and that's of obedient Memorial servant.

It was Spurgeon who said that Christians are the only ones who conspire with the enemy just like the worker, not ashamed because he cut straight lines just like a vessel that is continuously cleansing itself for good use. The servant always obedient and loyal our loyalty, our obedience is to the boss. Satan is forever trying to entrap us to have divided loyalty to have partial obedience. If you think that I don't know what that is. You would be terribly mistaken.

I am forever alerted of the fact when I'm being tracked.

Look at verse 26. Being willing and joyful servant will equip us not to fall in Satan's traps.

But not only that, but we help others not to fall into Satan traps or if they do, we are able to help them be rescued. You are and I are building a spiritual house. We are the workmen and women in the building of that house where the utensils in that house where the servants to the master of the house. So whether you live in contempt or contentment in your house where they live in peace or endless pain. Whether you live in the depth of depression or the height of heights.

It depends how you see yourself in relationship to the master of the house. Do you see yourself as an investor in others. Pulling into others, and as you and Vashti being a soldier on active duty and being an athlete was willing to play around by the rules and being a hard-working farmer being a worker not ashamed of your work being an instrument that is clean and pure ready for the hard work in the hand of the master or as a servant willing to obey the master self to supplement all my prayer to God that I and everyone at the sound of my voice would say yes Lord blessed me, and if not you can say yes Lord, that's what I want to be encouragement to live as a worker vessel and servant for God and never give out. Thank you for joining Dr. Michael you set for leading the way and if you missed any portion of today's message visit we got information about streaming from the online library connecting to the leading of my podcast apps and much more.

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