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June 19, 2020 8:00 am
Now more than ever to guard our hearts and protect their homes.
Here's Adrian Rogers, your children by children, your grandchildren are grandchildren are being systematically seduce their becoming roadkill information superhighway, the heart being destructive force is beyond my power to stay at the estimate but I want to give you a have a biblical way to gain the victory and you can have our heart welcome to love powerfully less astronauts are much as a spiritual battle going on in society. The enemy's attack is fixed on the minds of our children. Dr. Rogers just mentioned there being systematically seduced by this enemy who wants to destroy our homes. He's redefined morality and introduced substitutes for the truth, found only in Scripture, but it's crucial our children learn real truth never changes.
If you have your Bible turn to Hebrews chapter 11 will begin in verse 24 is Adrian Rogers reveals how to guard our hearts and protect their homes in the message. The Moses principal their children by children and our grandchildren under a greater assault in the greater than any generation in history that assault that attack is coming from the very hell the corrupt the minds of our children through pornography material that was once even sold in back alleys is now on open display in magazine racks and neighborhood drugstores. It is being typed into the homes of America's families through cable television and on top of all that the most dangerous and insidious of all is the Internet that has come into the home. Now this battle is so critical because what Satan was to do is to pollute a child's mind to corrupt that child to steal from a child. The very best to greatly damage him now and to take away from my childhood boy that girl the future and the future marital mess that God wants for him but never has a pipeline right now into the homes of America. Our children today have to walk through a mudslide of sludge primetime television has become slime time television never home is heartbreaking. My purpose in this series of messages and this is the first in a series is not to convince you that pornography is out there if you need convincing. Somehow you mom you're not awake. It is there.
I want to say in the presentation of these messages.
I have not looked at pornography and I don't intend to. I'm not investigating to tell you what is there do not intend to put garbage in my mind and I don't have peace will preach on hogs, but I have enough awareness to know what is going on limited something I think is most startling thing that I read in all of this research in 1973, Americans spent no more than $10 million on pornography in the year. By 1999, Americans were spending 10 billion a year.
That is a 1000% increase in pornography. Now this is sad for adults, but it's even sadder children. Your children by children, your grandchildren are grandchildren are being systematically seduce their becoming roadkill information superhighway. The hardening and destructive force is beyond my power to state and estimate know what I want to do in these messages not to make an alteration not to play upon your emotions, but I want to give you a practical and a biblical way to gain the victory and you can have what I want to do is to show you that there can be no victory in 31st of all make a personal choice and teacher children to make a personal choice. Where is the answer. The answer is not in political action that we ought to do all that we can do politically answer is not that the problem is too pervasive to persuasive and we don't have to take the policeman off the street corner and put him in the heart.
The answer is not true.
Electronic safeguards. All of these can be overridden by children outsmarted and overruled by Bill's warnings are not enough because the pull and the enticement and the curiosity of pornography is too strong. There must be a personal choice. We'll talk tonight about the choice that Moses made that I would to give you tonight when I call the Moses principal down here in Hebrews chapter 11. I want you to begin reading with me in verse 24 by faith Moses when he was come years refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter choosing_that word choosing to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season is steaming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward by faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is in visible. Now Moses chose Moses chose is what the Scripture says very clearly and very plainly he shows rather to suffer affliction with the children of God. There will not be victory in your family. There will be no victory with their children until they make a choice not often told you we talk about choice that you're free to choose. Thank God for that which is not free not to choose because even not to choose is the choice not to choose your free to choose not free not to choose. You are not free to choose the consequences of your shots. First of all you choose and the choice chooses for you. Now Moses chose and how did Moses choose well look in verse 24 he did by faith. By faith Moses when he was come the years refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter choosing rather to suffer affliction with the children of God that did enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
Now Moses chose by faith, why do you have faith yet to hear from God. The Bible tells us of the book of Romans that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10 verse 17.
Make no mistake about Moses had heard from God and once Moses heard from God. Then Moses was able to make a choice now and take something parents. Satan's strategy is to keep your children away from hearing from God. Make your children do not hear from God. They cannot make a faith choice. Have you children do not make a faith choice they going to go down. They are going to fail because it is the word of God that gets in your heart that enables you to overcome Satan's chief weapon is to steal away the word of God from the hearts and minds of young people.
If you do not have a word from God. You will never in my estimation. If you're normal young person overcome pornography never. If you're a grown man. You will not do it now. The devil has substituted all kinds of sources of authority. For example, there is relativism everything is relative. There is no fixed standard of right and wrong, everything is moving. There is no fixed solid state cancel all ideas just chase other ideas across the terrain that's out in our world today. That's called relativism. Now all young people are living by subject of this, and adults. What is subjectivism line. I just feel this is right just feel this is wrong and everything is based on feeling my save you annuity this when I listen what's true for you may not be true for me was true for me may not be true for you in our young people are being taught. Be true to your favorite another substitute for fixed truth is not only subjectivism but rationalism. People say don't all live by your feelings live by your mind. Figure it out way tested measuring put in a test to pull out your slide room.
Get out your calculator and figure out behaviors based on logic thus saith the mind of man, rather than thus saith the word of God for others the way maybe pragmatism. People don't even ask, is it true anymore.
They just asked doesn't work.
But we come today to the worst condition of all, which is postmodernism what is postmodernism. Modernism tried to determine what is right or wrong and the liberals and conservatives argued the postmodernist argue about it because they say no fixed route. There is no right.
There is no wall basket. Is there any truth in all you want your children to live right.
You want your children to do right parents, you had better inculcate in their hearts and in their minds they is a fixed standard of truth and is the word of God, you are fighting a battle that you're going to live in today's society is not enough for you to put your hands on your hips and say that is wrong why daddy don't ask me why just because I said so that will work if you say just because I said so you going to failure. You need to say son it is wrong to steal because God says so. It is wrong to commit adultery because God says so you are to obey your parents because God says so you to have a clean life because God says so you put some rock read convictions in the heart of your children. What is my job as a dad, what is my job as a grandfather. What is your duty, your job third John one verse four John said I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in truth but I can say amen to that. I have no greater joy than to hear my children walking through. If you see it is the truth that sets you free. Jesus prayed in John chapter 17 for us. Here is what he prayed in John 17 verse 17 sanctify them through thy proof, thy word is truth will sanctify as a big word.
We don't normally use. So I looked it up in another translation Phillips translation gives it this way make them holy by the truth. You will holy children.
They don't have that the truth I want to mention three crews three fax three treasures that you will learn from the truth.
Notice verse 24 he says Moses by faith refused to be call the son of Pharaoh's daughter. I remember faith comes by hearing the word of God. Verse 26 is steaming that is considering figuring judging the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt. Now what is he doing these evaluating he's getting some treasures and let me just say to begin with, there must be a wise evaluation as the firstborn, there must be a wise evaluation. Now Satan does not want you to make that wise evaluation. He doesn't want your children to make that wise evaluation and so you're going to be faced and the kids today are going to be faced between two things, pleasures and treasures.
Look at verse 25. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the children of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin_pleasures of sin for a season esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt.
Now the choice here is between true pledges and ungodly pleasures between true treasures and trash. Moses had a value system that is working for him now. What are three treasures that I want to ride upon my children's part three treasures. Three things I want them to evaluate. I want them to see from the word of God.
First of all the treasure of a clean heart.
You children need to understand how great it is to have a clean heart. Jesus said in Matthew chapter 5 verse six.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God by clean heart is its own reward. The treasure of clean heart when the heart is pure God is real and we can have that incredible fellowship with God put them first John one verses three through seven. John says that which we seen and heard declare we unto you, that you may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the father and with his son Jesus Christ, and these things right. We unto you, that your joy might be full below fullness of joy that have fellowship with one another and with Jesus Christ.
This then is the message which we've heard of him in the Grandview that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness will lie and do not the truth.
But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all sin. I thought about this. I can tell you that a clean heart a pure heart is the only combo heart they can have fellowship with God and no pornography on his worth forfeiting fellowship with God. That's a treasure that fellowship with God. I am telling you I don't care who you if you're into pornography your fellowship with God is broken you in darkness and you have no joy I gave you if you're into photography.
I can tell you that status them.
Our apology you're not having fellowship with God and I can tell you clearly, plainly, that you have no joy. Now what is the evaluation. First of all we need to teach our children the treasure of a clean heart. I clean heart is its own reward. But secondly we need to teach them not only treasure of a clean heart, but we need to teach them the treasure of true love that is coming on only only a clean heart can truly love. Go to first John again. Chapter 2 verses 15 and 16 love not the world made of the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the last of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the father but is of the world.
I'm telling. If you get pornography in your life. If the children get pornography in their life they will all lose the ability to love C listen when a person has fellowship with God by the very nature of that fellowship with God when he has that treasure of a clean heart, which is fellowship with God. If policy has the ability to love. There's nothing more debilitating. Nothing more stultifying.
Nothing more harmful to the ability to love then put on a graphic you see, God wants you to love pornography is not based on what it destroys love is based on last look again in verse 15 love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him for all that is in the world. The last of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the fall is of the world. Now, the highest good is to live the great joy is to bow every generation today that talks about making love, but they don't know the difference between love and lust more get together soon. I just love you. I just love you. I just love you love her like a man love oranges to suck all the goodness the sweetness that juice the purity and away like a piece of gun what's the difference between love and lust last once again love once again.
Lust wants to get love wants to Q that is so true is seems pretty countercultural. Nowadays, though, doesn't it hear part two of the Moses principal coming up on Monday.
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