This broadcaster has 527 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
September 29, 2020 8:00 am
So the worldwide chaos leading to listen to Adrian Rogers politically nation rising against nation, religiously we see Paul's call seven cultic craziness that seems to be exploding. Marlin we have reached the very cesspool of iniquity. All of this while our politicians talk about a new world welcome to love and worth finding featuring powerful truth book simply by pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers did a study is in the book of acts chapter 15 C, a bit of conflict in the church as the gospel begins to spread in the beginning, believers were Jewish. They had found their Messiah, but God had a plan to include both Jew and Gentile in his forever family with all the turmoil in our world today and talk of a new world order. Let's look at what God's word says about that topic. Turning the Scriptures to ask chapter 15. If you can will begin in verse 13 as Adrian Rogers addresses the new world order acts chapter 15 God had begun to save some Gentiles in the church was concerned because they thought that Christianity was a generous thing. Found out that a lot of Gentiles were coming to know the Lord Jesus silicone a conference in Jerusalem. Find out what the will of the Lord was and what God was up to. And I begin in verse 13 and after they had held a piece James answered, saying, men and brethren, hearken unto me. Simeon hath declared how God at first did visit the Gentiles, take out of them a people for his name that's us folks. That's the church. God visited the Gentiles. They got of the Gentiles, a people for his name. That's why we're here to glorify his name and to this agree the words of the prophets as it is written after this that is after he takes the church bills the church after this I will return.
We're looking forward to after this. He's coming back and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down on the tabernacle of David means the throne of David, the rule of David, the reign of David, and it's going to be done by David's greater son, the Lord Jesus where so much in the newspapers and from the politicians about a new world order. Well, it is not a new world order. It is the old disorder that has been in the world and will be in the world, until Jesus, and while the politicians talk about order we see national maps that are being changed overnight. We see nations rise we see nations fall.
That's a very long ago we saw the collapse of Soviet communism and the words that were on our lips work who would have believed we been astounded as we seen the upheavals and yet there is more and more.
This order some people say do you think we finish with the Soviet threat.
No we are not the Soviets are in turmoil. They still have nuclear weapons. We used to speak of the Russians as the Soviet bear the Russian bear will you know that a bear is dangerous alluded, bears, even morning. This and a wounded mayor that is ravenously hungry is the most dangerous you know of the old Soviet Union. The republics now are turning on one another as devastation in war and revolt and Islamic fundamentalist forces are moving in to those vacuums and there is so much chaos that's in that Eastern block of nations. The reason why we cannot make a cosmos out of this chaos is what CS Lewis said CS Lewis said you can't make a good omelette out of bad eggs and the more we stir, the more we try to arrange things that seem like the worse we get in all of us have the idea in these last days that were looking into the muzzle of a loaded cannon. But behind it all is Almighty God. James says as he quotes the prophets known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
And so we need understand this because if we don't understand we can get very discouraged, politically nation rises against nation, and they seem to be taking their pruning hooks and turning the pruning hooks into spears and swords rather than vise versa and then religiously we see faults, cults, and cultic craziness that seems to be exploding bizarre New Age superstition Marlin. We have reached the very cesspool of iniquity. Sin abounds, alcohol, rape, murder crime, no teenagers being engulfed in the use of narcotics. I am greatly greatly alarmed as I read the statistical report about teenage sex and teenage drug use.
All of this while our politicians talk about a new world order acts chapter 15 God had begun to save some Gentiles in the church was concerned because they thought that Christianity was a Jewish thing found out that a lot of Gentiles were coming to know the Lord Jesus silicone a conference in Jerusalem. Find out what the will of the Lord was and what God was up to.
And I begin in verse 13 and after they had held a piece James answered, saying, men and brethren, hearken unto me.
Simeon hath declared how God at first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name that's us folks. That's the church. God visited the Gentiles. They got of the Gentiles, a people for his name. That's why we're here.
Glorify his name and to this agree the words of the prophets as it is written after this that is after he takes the church bills the church after this I will return were looking forward to that would after this. He's coming back and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down on the tabernacle of David means the throne of David, the rule of David, the reign of David, and it's going to be done by David's greater son, the Lord Jesus.
Now he's talking about what God's plan for the Jewish that when the church is taken out, then God's going to begin to work again to restore national Israel I will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down and will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up that the residue of men might seek after the Lord and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is calls at the Lord would do it. All these things now verse 18 known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. That is, God has a plan and is known to God from the beginning of the world right on its known to God. God has a plan for this world. He has a plan for the church as a plan for the Jew as a plan for the Gentile and it is known unto God. Now there's no panic in heaven. We need understand this now, therefore, things that are out of place and until those four things get in place.
This world will never come order. Let me tell you why the world is in disorder and what will bring it into order number one.
The world is out of order because the church is out of her rightful place the church is the bride of Christ and where does the bride belong with the group now. Right now we the church. The blood bought bride of the Lord Jesus Christ are not with the bridegroom now spiritually through the Holy Spirit. He is in us, but we are not by his side utilize the all-consuming purpose of the father is. That is to present the church, the bride to his son and that has not yet been done. You see, we are now engaged to the Savior. We are not yet married to the Savior.
We have been betrothed to the Savior. But the Scripture down.
Second Corinthians chapter 11 verse two Paul talk to the Corinthian church.
He said this Brian jealous over you with a godly jealousy, for I have a spouse to the one husband, that I may present you a chase that means a pure virgin Christ and so we are to be like a virgin coming to the wedding when Jesus comes again. Now all of the Old Testament typology about the church being the bride of Christ is rooted in the imagery of an oriental wedding an oriental wedding.
The room would take the initiative and that's the way I believe it all to me today. The groom takes the initiative. I know when the I set my eyes upon the girl name Joyce.
I was the one who took the initiative. I don't think she really noticed me, but I had set a few desks behind her. She was off to my right and the next robot for desks. I can keep my mind on my schoolwork. I was in the six grade. I kept looking at that girl. As I wrote a point with a masterpiece and I wrote that point I walked by her desk and I drop that point on the desk. She picked it up and read it for a while.
I wondered if it meant anything to her. If she kept it with hope she still has her I was many, many years ago and I tell her many times that she loves me because I first love. That's the way it is with the Lord Jesus Christ. He took the initiative for his bride after bridegroom would take the initiative. He would then pay a price for his bride. There was an hour and he would purchase his bride. And so you and I have been purchased by the heavenly bridegroom now after he purchased us then he gave us a token of his faithfulness, which was the Holy Spirit in modern days when we fall in love and want to get married when our bride is betrothed to us. We get to her an engagement ring will God has given to us an engagement ring and we read about it in Ephesians 1 verses 13 and 14, the Bible says, speaking of Jesus, in whom he also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also after that you believe you were sealed without Holy Spirit of promise which is the earnest of our inheritance. Did you know the Greek culture today. This word that is written in our Bible called Ernest is the same word in the Greek culture for engagement ring today I Lord has given us the engagement ring.
The earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession under the praise of his glory after Joyce and I had determined that we would get married. I bought an engagement ring. I was working my way through college. I did not have anyone to send me through school. I wanted to get married. I went to college on a football scholarship but later decided I'd rather pastoral church and the First Baptist Church of Fellsmere, Florida called us and I believe they are paying us $30 a week and I was a single man at that time pay me $30 a week to pastor the church. I had to drive 300 miles there and back. I had no car expense or any other expenses that was at a flat $30 a week so I had to do some other work to pay for my school expenses and so I clean tables work in various jobs around the community in order to pay my way through school.
But I also wanted to buy an engagement ring. I can remember going into the jewelry store. I never bought anything. The jewelry store before I went into that jewelry store and found that ring folks is a very small ring is a very flawed diamond so many times I have asked Joyce, would you let me buy you another time.
I cannot even begin to get her to consider that ring is very precious to her mate. Why, because at that time it calls so very much to me, though it may have been minimum to somebody else. It was maximum to me and I would go in each week and pay a little on that ring and with great joy I gave to her the Joyce to my bride that ring. I was just a boy and I did reach my 20 still working my way through school, but I gave her that ring and it costs so much to me and it meant so much to me.
When the cost a lot of people, but it was more than I had right then we need to understand what the Lord Jesus paid for us and the price that he paid. He he saw he bought us. Then he gave us the Holy Spirit that dwells in us, but you see we are the bride of the Lord Jesus in Revelation chapter 19 verses seven and eight talks about that time when the marriage is going to take place when the bride is going to be by her bridegroom side. Let me read it to you this in Revelation chapter 19. Beginning in verse seven is what the Bible says let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready and are her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white for the fine linen is the righteousness of the righteous acts of the saints. Now, in order for the bride to be ready. That's us folks where you had to have some beauty treatments, you know, I've often said that every bride is beautiful. I've done a lot of marriages and I can honestly say every bride is beautiful and God wants a beautiful bride and the church.
The church is going to make herself beautiful.
Now actually in three treatments. First of all, redemption that deals with the inner beauty we get the nature of the Lord when were saying, but he's not finished with us yet. Then at the rapture we go to receive transformed bodies, and we can be made like the Lord Jesus and then when he rewards us for service.
The Bible says our wedding down is going to be the righteous acts of the saints.
That's the gal that we going to wear and so when Jesus comes. The trumpet sounds.
The angel choir will begin to saying here comes the bride and we will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and we going to have a wedding in the sky and so folks listen the church right now is out of place you are out of place. This world is not your whole now a fugitive is running away from home a vagabond has no a stranger is away from home but a pilgrim is headed home with pilgrims. We are headed home.
So what's wrong with the world. Number one. The church is out of place. We belong by the bridegroom side and soon and very soon we going to be swept up to meet the Lord in the air. Amen. I'm at a something else. Why the New World order will not work.
Not only is the church out of place, but Israel, the people are out of place.
You see, not only does the bride belong by her room side but Israel the rightful owner of the land of Israel belongs in the land. The owner belongs in the land monetary this about the world.
Also there will never be world order until Israel is restored to her land and there is peace in Jerusalem, I what is happening in Jerusalem right now is what the Bible is prophesied would happen.
The Bible prophesied and had does prophesy that in the last days Jerusalem will be the international hot spot now folks remember this, God is not finished with the Jewish nation. They are still the chosen people, and God says he's going to take the church at he's going to take the church at an after he takes the church out. He's going to return and build again the tabernacle of David, God is not finished with the June and Jesus is still the Jewish Messiah, Israel, what we call the holy land is still there rightful land.
The Jews have been scattered far and wide around and across the earth. But God has a plan folded you known on the God or his works from the beginning of the creation. Let me take you not only God's plan for the church. But what is God's plan for Israel will have to guess about God gave the land of Israel to Abraham and to his descendents, but these verses down Genesis chapter 17 in verse eight God is speaking to Abraham, the father of the faithful in God says, and I will give unto the end of thy seed after they now the word seedlings your children your descendents, your progeny, your heirs, and I will give unto the end of thy seed after the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I God said God example given to you and then take it back. He said I'm giving all the land of Canaan. Abraham I giving it to you and your descendents a phone everlasting possession and I will be there God. Now God made this promise to Abraham.
Abraham had a son whose name was Isaac and God confirm the promise to Isaac is what God said to Isaac in Genesis chapter 26 verses three and four. God is speaking, Isaac, and God says sojourn in this land and I will be with the and I will bless Lee that is Isaac fronted the amount of thy seed, I will give all these countries and I will perform the oath which I swear under Abraham by father. Now God gave this land.
Isaac, and he swore with an oath to Abraham that would be given from Abraham to Isaac and to their descendents.
A put the Scriptures down. Genesis chapter 20 verses 13 and 14 and the Lord is speaking now to Jacob, and behold, the Lord stood above it and said I am the Lord God of Abraham by father and the God of Isaac, the land wherein thou lies to the will I give it, and I see now he's talking to Jacob, who later becomes Israel, the father of the 12 tribes of Israel and by seed shall be as the dust of the earth.
Thou shalt spread abroad to the West into the East into the north and south and in the nice talking to Jacob and NDN and by seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Now that's all summed up in Psalm 105 verses six through 11 listen to what he says he seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob is chosen he is the Lord our God's judgments are in all their he has remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations which covenant he made with Abraham and his oath about Isaac and confirm the same, and to Jacob for a law and Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying under the why give the land of Canaan, the law of your inheritance now folks, it could not be more plain. God has given that land we call the holy land division it will you the powerful conclusion of this message coming up tomorrow here in love worth finding today. Are you weighed down by something that you been praying about a loan to be have a prayer request that you can share with us. We would love to come alongside you, and pray with you, go to our website firstname.lastname@example.org and scroll down you'll find our prayer wall there to find the option to either submit a prayer request will pray for others. This resource is one of our favorite ways to keep the ministry in the community praying continually for one another's needs. Can't wait to hear from you again go to LWF.org and scroll down to our prayer wall.
Now if you'd like to order a copy of today's message.
Call us at 1877 love God and request the New World order.
This message is also part of the powerful series Christian worldview for the complete collection, all six insightful messages. Call that number 1877 love God or go online to LWF.org/radio or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for joining us in our study of God's word today as the days grow gloriously dark pray for the nation of Israel, and for those who may not know Christ and be sure to join us next time for the conclusion of the right here on the Leavenworth find a listener from Texas wrote to us. Not long ago with a brief message and I want to share with you now. He said I listen to love worth finding every weekday. The message gives me hope and strength through each day knowing that God is real and loves me. I praise God that he raised up a man like Brother Rogers. We are so honored to walk alongside you day after day with these messages and with resources to help you grow in Christ.
Now more than ever we believe it's crucial to know what you believe and why you believe it this month as a thank you for your generous support.
You want to send you our critical issues booklet collection. This bundle is perfect for those who want to know what to believe and how to explain their biblical views on critical issues request this bundle when you call, with a gift right now at 1877 love God, forgive online LWF.org/rate