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March 31, 2022 8:00 am
Beginning a powerful, leading the way audio Dr. Michael you said is one distinction between biblical place all the religions. God is a reaching out God, our God is a pursuing God and yet all the other religions basically in the very very essence and is trying is working hard trying to bribe his God, trying to reach is God and that cannot from his youth. Dr. Yousef felt God's call on his life and after entering ministry on this 50 years ago. He has and is actively passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth around the world welcome to leading the way with Dr. Michael, you set today a message looking at the commissioning of God. You'll see.
Regardless of your social or professional position. God has called you he has commissioned you to be the hands and feet of Jesus, right where you live and have influence. Also, remember, connect with Dr. you set the audio and video podcast and other firstname.lastname@example.org. More on that later. Right now Dr. Michael you Seth with the final message in his series called God talk. I wonder if you have ever been in the situation as a parent and you have given your child an assignment or task assignment all the task given him or her all the equipping and all the tools all the motivations all the encouragement that you saw they needed in order to accomplish this task assignment and within a short period of time to discover they haven't even begun live alone finish the song. I wonder if another situation with your employer got unemployed.
You are calling and you have said the college and assign them a task or her and you said, here are the things you need in order to help you accomplish the task to accomplish the assignment.
All the tools all the motivations and encouragement all the things they needed only to discover that they haven't even begun to take that assignment seriously, let alone accomplishing it and what direction would break on how you feeling deep down with or verbalize it or not, how you feel deep down now we can speculate on the reasons that they might give some probably would say that I couldn't do that simply because I got so busy I didn't get to it.
Another excuse or somebody would say look and I thought it wasn't all that important. So I just pushed to the side.
I didn't think it was really worth all the effort and energy that is required for that assignment to be accomplished on somebody much. I will. I just felt it was too much for me to do. Somebody must say, you know, I know you've given me all the stores of Goodman always equipment to give me all things are needed, but I still felt very inadequate. I couldn't do it and then you feel a sense of deep disappointment in your heart, but I would ask you how you would even feel if you did not ask for that task or assignment to be done once but you asked twice, three times, four times it kept on asking you Been asking and the same thing happens to work and again I wonder depths of your disappointment.
I wonder, I think most of us would feel it is about person just could not take her seriously. All that person just thought that we did not really. I did not really mean what I just said they probably thought that we use so unfair to give them such a task or you probably feel that you really are not loved by the person or respected by that person or trusted in many cases, disappointment is real but hurt is really the anguish is real, but that the feeling of being let down is real, and sooner or later depending on the level of patients and tolerance and perseverance that sooner like they got back to delighted to do something sooner or later you're going to deal with this ignoring of your direction with this ignoring of the assignment of this ignoring of this commissioning sooner or later you got to do something. Whatever this now. If you've ever been in that situation for being there certainly begin to understand the depths of the heart of God begin to comprehend just a tiny little bit of God's anguish for giving his children a commission and repeated again and again and yet they ignored it. I wonder if you would get the sense the feeling of God's anguish over his children whom he has commissioned me ascend only as blast. He has whom he has wrenched and yet they either ignore his commission or that gets home resident forget about his commission just could not be bothered with his commission just could not trust in the promises of God to be wisdom accomplish this commission and so they don't do it that under whatever the reason might be, but the disappointment of God's part.
Make no mistake about it, disappointment in God's part is very real. The hurt on God's part is real.
The Cheryl on God's part is very real. The feeling of being let down is very real. This is a lost in the series of messages which are called God talk in here today as I conclude this series of messages I want us to focus on the commissioning of God is our only call in life are only called in life is one distinction between biblical faith and all the other religions. It would be best. Listen carefully. I God is a reaching out God, our God is a pursuing God and yet all the other religions basically in the very very essence man is trying is striving is working hard trying to bribe his God, trying to reach his God, and they cannot biblical Christianity is very clear from the very beginning that God is the one who reaches out to us, our God is one who calls our God is the one who pursues us and from the very beginning till the big event of beginning of history, God chose to use human beings to proclaim his message. God chose human being to be commission as his children to make him known.
This is what you choose to do it on often wonder why but understand the depth of Jesus is impassioned about commissioning his children to be his witnesses in the world. Understand this, you must understand the historical account of God's desire for his children to be his witnesses lie to soul, and only then will you really understand how people supported him again and again. Now when Christians talk about the great commission.
They are referring to Jesus as commissioning of the 500 believers on the Mount of olives in his commissioning was that they would multiply themselves by witnessing and making him known with me read that for you and if you have your Bible with your turn. Please to Matthew 2818 to 20 and Jesus came to them and said all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the is what I want to tell you, God's commissioning for his followers did not begin in Matthew 28 this commission that we call the great commission would not start. In Matthew 28. You know what started it started in Genesis chapter 12 when God revealed himself to Abraham he revealed his plan for the world when he revealed himself to Abraham. What is that plan is what God said to Abraham through you and your descendents.
You will be my witnesses in tomorrow that there were two main God known to the people of the nation's that they reveal God were. And so, in Genesis chapter 12 verse three is what God said, I will bless those who bless you and whom we curse you I will curse. And the peoples of the earth will be blessed through you. That's God's plan is God's plan went and got me and by blessing the nations through Abraham*that the nations are going to hear about the God of Abraham Jehovah God, some Abraham and his descendents, and that will come to believe in him and asked that we blast that Abraham and his descendents were commissioned by God to make Yahweh known limitations and when the nations come to believe will be blessed Abraham and his descendents were commissioned by God to be witnesses for God in the world that Raven's descendents were commanded by God to tell the neighbors about God and that they would come to believe in him, invest blessed that's God's plan solid means, but alas, alas, history shows us that very fail miserably that they became inward looking very McCammon Amberg with themselves that very were so proud of their association with Yahweh that they will not want the best laughs in the world to come and share in the knowledge of Yahweh that I kept the message to themselves that I became navelgazing. The best example of this inward looking refusal to obey God's commission is found in the book of Jonah.
I can stand here and give you dozens of examples from the word of God, of how their failed again and again, the cry of God's heart, but the book of Jonah is truly a classic example of how the people of God refused to obey the commissioning of God will Jonah. He thought that he could ignore the commissioning of God and get away with it as well. Estimate history, God gave Israel won victory after another. Why show that they will make you know throughout history, God gave them one blessing after another. Why so that they get out of the tunnel and making no and finally around the period of 700 years before Christ. You see, the God beginning to reveal the rest of his plan for humanity, as the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah and Ezekiel one after the other one after the other began to unfold the plan of God was blowing his commission and giving it to his son the Lord Jesus Christ. What was it God is going to send from the descendent of Abraham, his only begotten son and he is the one is lifted up drawl meant to himself and that is why you find that in the very Gospel of Matthew. If you read it very carefully is a deliberate comparison between Israel, the nation, the son of God, who is this obedient to the commissioning of God compared to Jesus Christ. Obedient son who is obedient to his father, but I don't want you to miss this point if you if you missed everything upset so far. Please don't miss what I'm going to tell you because history repeats itself with precision and really does and that is why repeatedly, the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to his disciples spoke to his followers about witnessing and not committing the sin that Israel committed getting into a huddle and become self-centered and become so focused. In fact, we know only five times for the gospel is one in the book of acts, but in reality I have no doubt in my mind that those 50 days between the resurrection and ascension, the Lord Jesus Christ repeated over and over in their learning so they can be my witnesses by license as a father sent me send you make disciples of all nations that the task of witnessing and making Christ known is not relegated to the professional evangelists and preachers and teachers.
Not at all. In fact, if you look at the 500 people that Jesus was commissioning at that time, none of them were professional priest or rabbi. None of them occupied prominent places in the synagogues. None of them. He said to them, I'm going to be with you and that's enough. That's all the qualifications you need is all the equipment you need is all the tools you need one will be going to do with it.
We obey his commissioning will be open our hearts and our lips and our pocketbooks or will we get back down in our problems in our concerns and forget about his commissioning to us. The word is clear he has commissioned us to be witnesses. I know what some of you probably thinking that you know what I want to tell you this before I conclude the church that ceases to be a missionary church soon it will become a mission field, and I know some of you say you not talking to me.
I am really just one person, one Christian, what can I do.
You must be talking to the leaders you must be talking to the teachers.
You must be talking to the preachers now my blog that's the trick of the devil. Don't let him get to you I'm speaking to everyone of you.
I'm speaking to me.
Some of you say well I'm just one person. What can I do I want to give you two examples I thought of a dozen that I give you to very quickly because of time one person can do. Andrew brought Simon Peter to the Lord. One person in Simon Peter one 3000 people to faith in Christ in one day.
Ezra Kimball was a lineman. He was not similar training. He does not have degrees. He was a lineman he was teaching a class of boys and some the school and he was a lad of God to lead this particular boy who was a shoe salesman to Christ one person one person can do deal Moody 1000's of thousands upon thousands of people to Christ. What can one person do everything with God's power to be the next Spurgeon Moody, Wesley Susanna Wesley or Amy Carmichael.
Don't underestimate what one person can do under the power of God know many of you have heard me say this before but I want to repeat it for a reason. The two years prior to the birthing of this church. I have struggled inwardly in my the presence of the Lord in my prayer about starting this church and I struggled and I struggled. I said nothing to anybody, including long life and I just wanted not because I want to be disobedient, but I really just wanted to be sure that I'm doing what God called me to do what I wanted to do so took two years and one of the great blessing that God will begin to reveal in my heart of the time is not only that this is going to be powerful. Christ our lighthouse from which the gospel is going to echo around the globe. Not only that men and women going to come and be blessed of God in worship but that from this place. God is going to raise some mighty men and women for himself and I believe it today.
I might not see it in my lifetime, but I believe it with all my heart that is God's will for this church, one person can make a difference as most of you know I fasten pride and prepare the message on Tuesdays and already finished this message. I finished my preparation and then on Thursday I got a letter in the mail came from a 15-year-old member of this church and the letter was basically reasoning with the head of the department and her public school as to why she could not play the leading role in the play because it's sacrilege. I honestly felt that I am reading something that CS Lewis would've written.
It is so what reason well articulated and with that letter chemical that was written by this 15-year-old member of our church see if I can read it if I can do it justice. The title of the poem is a call to arm the says that is a sign that reflects off the celestial gates in heaven. It reads needed just a few good men. Here goes God isn't asking for the world is only asking for a few there is a revolution that needs to take place and it needs to start with you. So suck up your inhibitions, shake off your fears. Jesus needs to be proclaimed. There is people waiting to hear the time of planning is over, warriors need to suit up. Satan needs no more advances held get ready to pay up the general knows the battle plan. The sign-up sheet is in your heart a brave witness and faithful prayer.
He just needs you to do your part so gather around your arms warriors, but on your battle face. There's a war that needs to be one there are no second place is a celestial gates swung shut in a few good men drop to their knees. I did not need confirmation from the Lord.
But I'm so glad he gave to me, will you be part would you sit back in the seat of salvation, and so somebody else will. Somebody else will witness somebody else will work.
Somebody else will invite to plead with you in the witness of the Lord Jesus Christ that you participated to be part of this that you have the joy of seeing God work in one person. Thank you for joining listeners all around the world, leading the way with Dr. Michael you sent. You can learn more about leading the way and the impact of the ministry. When you go to LTW.org, you know, our world is really become technology dependent happening. Look at gadgets on your desk or evening you catch it, and then think about how everyone really leaned into tack when the coronavirus pandemic.
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