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April 28, 2022 8:00 am
Goliath taunted Israel daily until David stood up against this intimidating enemy. Here is Dr. Michael you set introducing today's leading the way. I think if we are honest with ourselves. Everyone of us so that there is a Goliath in each of our lives and these Goliath's are there to harass us very rare to market their discourages somewhat more who is your client. The one thing that chases you down, bringing discouragement and intimidating you to the point.
Take joy out of life. Welcome to leading the way with Dr. Michael you Seth we are today.
You'll do a deep dive into the words of Psalm eight words from the heart of David right after his life-changing victory over Goliath. A real life giant who was mocking God and threatening the lives of this will is part of Dr. Yousef series called God has the answer for every problem you face so I should hear the words from this powerful Psalm, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the name of this audio series because God does have the answer for every problem you face to listen with me now as pastor and international Bible teacher, Dr. Michael you Seth begins today's teaching. Remember the Goliath kept on mocking the people of God until a shepherd boy who believed that his job is greater than all of the giants in this world that is God is greater than all the Goliath was in our lives.
Beloved, listen wherever your Goliath may be where there is some illness that is plaguing you or is a weakness such constantly discouraging you whether it is some hindrances that are frustrating you in life for whether it's a pastor holding you back and change them or whether it's a person who was constantly harassing you and they seem to be no interurban. The Bible said that they off the bed. Goliath, the Philistine, John would come and Mark and harass and challenge the people of God, and no one can stand up to him until David showed up and who took the giant on right after the victory right after David's victory over the giant. He sat down, inspired by the Holy Spirit and he wrought Psalm eight after the great victory. David said under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and pin this song of victory and another song of victory. He does basically two things easier to remember. Hard to forget two things and two things only. He begins to notice the order here because that's very important.
The order is important begins by the surpassing majesty of God.
Can you say that women that surpassing majesty of God. And when you have taken account of the surpassing majesty of God comes a second one and that is you gonna have a sober measurement of man man at that point becomes in his rightful place in her rightful place. What David is saying here is this. Listen carefully you will never and I will never that we will never understand human beings will never understand the complexity of humanity will never understand the complexity of relationships unless we see them as God sees them that you and I will never understand human beings will humanity unless we see them as God's own handiwork creation. We will never understand human beings unless we recognize that there have responsibility to their creator.
That's why we're in trouble.
The reason we have turmoil in society all communities in churches and family relationships when they fail to have this perception when they fail to have this perspective. And so you begin with the surpassing majesty of God. David said verse one O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth is when you start this is where you begin this really need to go grab some of you today are discouraged and just living the life of discouragement. I understand that some of you are defeated right now in this life and your circumstances are, what you're facing your facing defeat. Some of you right now right down depressed understand that call upon the name of the Lord and don't stop calling until he hears you an answer from heaven a man beloved. There is power in them that will strengthen the name of the letters victory in that there is mercy on those gracing the and David is really saying a lot more than this.
We saying that when you look at creation and you see all of its majesty and you see its magnificence. You're only seeing very very very pale approximation of the true majesty of God. If you ever catch a glimpse of God's glory and majesty you would be praising him every waking moment. According to Saul my adverse to every infant baby's praising God. Mom and dad even when the bird cried in the middle of the night, you need to rejoice because he's praising God. I don't think so anyway In the middle of the night.
But if you think about it. This radio will go a lot easier.
The Lord Jesus Christ himself recorded business recorded to be self righteous Pharisees, hypocrites. He said from the lips of children. Then price.
David came into the battlefield and he set the Goliath who was mocking his action mocking God by marking his people remember what Paul on the road to Damascus and has an encounter with the risen Christ. He did not say to Paul, why are you persecuting the church your deceptive. Why are you persecuting Izzy Goliath was mocking the God of Israel, and I am is this Philistine was mocking my gut now is all the brothers were trying to shut him down and shut them up is always the case in the those who have the spirit of unbelief. Those who have a critical spirit in our cultural probably don't criticize were just ignore poor saps trying to discourage the boy can't using a size larger boy. If you read any of my recent books, you know that I believe with all my heart that this moment on history in which we live. It's a high noon and the faithful remnant are standing on the one side and the forces of evil on the other side and I am absolutely convinced that when I see terrorists are converted and becoming evangelists and RC Christians in America and in Europe and in the West are seeking entertainment rather than the pure word of God. I am convinced that the great apostasy is upon us that God is gathering his remnant from all over the globe mentally from all over the globe is gathering his people is beginning to separate the sheep from the goats and therefore want to have a word with those armies of the living God, the faithful believers. I want to call upon you give up vacillating between God and the world. Give up vacillating between entertainment and worship him up vacillating between being hot and cold, and ending up being lukewarm give up and it is time to be zealous for God's righteousness. It is time to be zealous for God's name. It is time to learn how to appropriate the power of God.
It is time to appropriate the name of our God. It is time to start appropriating the promises of God.
This is the time in which we live. It's time to stop wanting to be accepted by the enemies of Christ, the so many people want to be accepted so badly we compromise everything they knew to be true.
Even the very Gospel itself.
Beloved, listen to me. Appeasement has never converted anyone to Christ. It is time to stop wanting to be loved by everybody but me have a word with those who feel defeated today goes well despond, a ghost or discouraged the discouraged army of the living God.
It is time to rise up and be the Army of the living God is something here.
I don't want you to miss when David Slade Goliath who used Goliath, the sword to do the job listed within every problem you're facing.
Within every giant Goliath that's challenging you. There is a weapon for you to use to defeating the problem Naaman belongs here.
You need to ask God to show you how to find it and God will he will. David understood the secretive victory and it is first and foremost is the surpassing majesty of and secondly, David understood. From there, it follows soba measurement of man soba measurement of man secularism which is this life. Everything focus on this lot. As you know I don't have to tell you is dominating his the thing that makes me awake at night and weep. It has invaded the church everything in preaching today is about this life. Your best life is now. Give me a break is what heaven is going to be like as well. We look forward to heaven because that's the best life is yet to come and read verses four and five, when I look at your heaven and the work of your fingers, the moon, the stars, which you have established what is man that you are mindful of him was his was. David is saying.
After defeating Goliath saying God when I think of the billions of galaxies. When I see the vastness of your creation and when I see that the light that comes from the stars taking billions of years to travel to get to us. When I see all of that I am absolutely flabbergasted.
Well it's obvious of translation, but that's what it means. I am flabbergasted at the fact that the God of that universe.
The God who made it all the God who does it all the God who maintains it all the God who sustains it all cares not only for every single human being, but for every single hair of his children. That was really say more than that saying the very God who created the vast universe has given human beings are higher priority than all of the galaxies. David is saying, Lord, it's mind-boggling. It's mind-boggling for me that you are more interested in every single one of your creation. Then the planets that you slung across the orbits roared. It's mind-boggling that you are interested more in souls than in stars Lord is mind-boggling that you are more interested in me the universe overwhelming's overwhelming beloved because of that interest, God the son left the glory of heaven, and came more than 2000 years ago become one of us in order to save everyone who would come and place the whole trust. The whole confidence in him, and then live in obedience to him and I hear people say all God doesn't love me.
God doesn't care about me anymore.
He doesn't care about my problem.
Come on now, now known or just you don't like the way he cares about you.
He cared enough so this morning when you brushed her hair. He said number 10,571. Come on out to Kevin the hairbrush. How foolish of us to try to define ourselves and refuse the creators definition of who we are on those throughout history. Those of you probably learned all this at school but you know the people try to define man different ways. Her Darwin try to define man is only a highly developed animal for Freud. I was mispronounce his name.
He thought that the man is a an underdeveloped child, marks define man as a mere economic factor. Pascal said that man is a read thinking read brother read nonetheless. Mark Twain apologize for man is a God made him the last day of the week when he was tired but before all of there was Plato, who once define man as a fatherless bird until one of his rivals showed up at his doorstep with a plucked chicken announcing the whole plate is man and then he changed the definition consider being in search of meaning.
But God said through David in Psalm eight verse five man is crowned by God with glory and honor. The Bible said that God created men and women in his own image that God created men and women to reflect his glory that God created men and women as rational being that is what God created men and women to be very different from the rest of creation that God created men and women as separate and apart from the rest of creation. Thomas Aquinas in the medieval times. Explain Psalm eight this way. He said man is midway between angels and animals and jewels above man animals below my engines have spirits with nobodies animals have bodies with no spirit and yet man has a body and spirit. Now I don't think Aquinas was thinking biblically, but be that as it may, the Bible teaches that men and women were given a special privilege to be able to look up beyond the created being beyond the angels of God created that when man is able to look up to the creator God. He will imitate God. But when he looks down at the animals. He's going to exhibit beastlike behavior we seeing it right now. The reason the merchants of the theory of evolution are selling very hard these days is because they want men and women to cohabitate like animals as they are wanting us to behave like monkeys the reason they want us to look down rather than look up is because they want us to be beastlike, not godlike. In fact, the book of Daniel chapter 4 verse 30 you see, king of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar, when he turned his back on God, he became a beast with the God of the Bible is rejected and replaced as we seeing before our own eyes right now animal like people will rule these lands.
The reason all of the secular humanism from Hollywood to academia to the media they want to eliminate God, the God of the Bible. I'm talking about from our collective conscience is because they want to live like animals with no moral boundaries. In fact, when that happens people will behave like a wild animal kingdom. Indeed, they are doing things and tolerating things that even animals do not tolerate. That is why God sent his one and only son to save us from our willful ignorance from our rebellion and to fulfill Psalm 8 foot it is. Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of the song. Beloved, the time is coming, says Hebrews chapter 2 verses seven and eight, when God put everything in subjection under Christ.
The day is coming when those who love the Lord Jesus Christ. Regardless of the harassing, regardless of the pain. Regardless of the suffering we gonna be raining and ruling with him in heaven. So my say well you know Michael, it doesn't look like that now course, it doesn't couldn't agree more. But don't panic. This can change never going to be like this forever and others are stories that always a reminder to me reminder for every believer is not going to be like this forever, and it's about the Queen Elizabeth of England when she was a teenager she was. She turned 18.
She is seeing so many of her friends signing up and going into the Army to help efforts against the war, second world war. And so she went to her father, King George VI and she asked for permission.
Please allow me to list so I can go and fight for my country and he was absolutely reluctantly said he cannot do this you to the strong. But she kept asking she kept asking and finally he allowed her to give her permission to enroll in what they call the auxiliary territorial services and she joined as a private. She had a superior officer who absolutely took pleasure in bossing her around and bullying her. It was private ones that do this private Windsor do that and Elizabeth always responded with yes Sgt. yes Sgt. she was made lower than the noncommissioned officer for the sake of her people. But then, on February 6, 1952.
Her father died and she instantly became Queen Elizabeth.
She was no longer private. Windsor she was no longer badgered by small minded noncommissioned officer.
She became her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She inherited the position for which he was born. Never again would she be called private Windsor. Beloved, listen to me in the far far far far far greater way our Lord Jesus Christ, who fought the devil on the cross and crushed his head as the Scripture said now he is raining and ruling on the rim of the universe, but the day is coming when all that's going to change when he comes to take his believers, his army of the living God to reign and rule with him. We no longer gonna be subject to harassment. We no longer be subject to challenges we no longer be subject to temptation. We gonna sit on the throne with Jesus to reign and rule with Jesus.
The time is coming insight into David's victory over Goliath and how you can do Christ a stick alliance in your life.
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