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Turning Tears into Telescopes | Part 2

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December 4, 2020 7:00 am

Turning Tears into Telescopes | Part 2

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December 4, 2020 7:00 am

We do all we can to keep from feeling pain. But Jesus, Himself, was a Man of sorrows; He is the one who teaches us how to turn our tears into telescopes. In this passage, Adrian Rogers reveals the guilt, grief, and grace behind Jesus’ declaration in Matthew 5:4: "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

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Why does Jesus say Blessed are those who mourn this into Adrian Rogers.

What we've seen, my dear friends revealed the convictions. Remember that there is grace that is to consume and then God shall become. That's what Jesus said. That's the only way to know the comfort of our dear Lord, they shall be welcome to love would find in part one of today's message Adrian Rogers boldly proclaimed. I believe it's time for America to be on her face for God.

This is a time to weep, we've been led to believe that life without tears is a blessed life.

We do all we can to avoid pain when in fact, Jesus himself was a man of sorrows. He is the one who teaches us how to turn our tears into telescopes.

If you have your Bible turn to Matthew chapter 5, beginning in verse four as Adrian Rogers shares the powerful conclusion of turning tears into telescopes. Blessed are they that they shall be comforted. Now, may I say that the world would never say this, the world would never say Blessed are they that more world would say the opposite. Blessed are those who never had to cry. Blessed are those more.

We have an idea that if we could go through life without ever crying without any sorrow without any payment not having a heart ache without any moan and groan. It would be wonderful, but not so blessed. Blessed Jesus, as they that know now I want to make something clear here. However, Jesus is not talking about the loners. He's not talking about the miserable and melancholy. The sad sacks, the crybabies of this world is not about that. The sentences of life and the sorrows of life per se here. Blessed are they that more is the deepest word song is the word for the grief that you feel at the graveside of a love so strong were all word file I managed I think is described in Psalm 34 in verse 18 the Lord is nigh onto them that are a broken heart of a broken heart and he saves us dignity of a conch light speed. That's what he's talking about.

My dear friend Matt put it to a bluntly massive question.

Jesus was a man of sorrows, the most poignant verse in all of the Bible I think we showed us in our English Bible is this Jesus wept. Do the things that break the heart of Jesus break yours. That's the question this letter writing the heart of Jesus, do they break your Blessed are they that mourn, we have a dry eyed church and a hell-bent world. One of the things that we have learned not to do is to more when we see that we are spiritually bankrupt him our hands. We have nothing to offer to God, but that our righteousness is as filthy rags in the side of a righteous and holy God. It is then that we more.

We have to weep over my dear friend, first of all, there is the deceptive power of sin. Many of us realize how deceitfully we get our hearts are hearts are deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. That's what God's word says. But not only the deceptive power sand, but my dear friend, if filing power stand and what sin does. Sin takes these things and converts them to beautiful things the precious things. The things that we behold in the things that we hold say has a way of perverting these things.

May I tell you, the devil is a pervert. The devil has no raw materials. He takes the good things of God, and he perverts when I watch there is the deceiving power sander is that if filing power sand is destroying power sand look at it continually look in verse 30 and he said if I write Hannah Finley cut it off and cast it from the what is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

What is Jesus Christ. Each is Jesus Christ telling you my dear friend, is he telling you that if you want to go to heaven cut off your right hand pluck out to write is nobody say what is Jesus Christ saying he saying my dear friend, it is better to be a maimed saint on your way to heaven than to be a healthy center on your way to hell. 27 saying that cutting off your hands going to get you to heaven Drive is not going to get you to heaven.

Christ died for those sins. But I'm telling you my dear friend, it would be better for you to go and I have that I would be for you to go dancing in the hell sander strong files. It was Jesus Christ who spoke here in the seminal amount he spoke dear friend of the deceiving power sand is in the heart of the filing power of the sin his father destroying power of sin and we really see that and I can't wait to see it.

All I can do is breach of, I pray God the Holy Spirit of God, only to see but when that touches your heart when I get out of your hand out of your heart when you realize it was your sin. The mail Jesus Christ to cross your sins. The nails that held them there your heart heart.

The hammer that drove those nails when you see that sin is an affront to righteous and holy God. When you see this indices it defiles it destroy you understand why Jesus said blessed are they that more but I want you to see the second thing, not only the guilt but convicts us, but I want you to see the grief the grief that consumes us again. I want you to know that the word here for grief is not alone. There were many words for sorrow in the Bible. This is the deepest most poignant word for sorrow it means to allow man to be consume with grief again. I want to say this is missing note in the modern church. Many people are baptized pagans.

They have united with churches like they join country clubs.

But they have never been broken over there sin. We give you a verse that you need to ponder on subversive perhaps you need to read over and over again is found in second Corinthians chapter 7 in verse 10 second Corinthians 7. In verse 10 for godly sorrow worketh repentance.

That's the missing note godly sorrow worketh this to salvation not to be repented of but the sorrow of the world worketh that the two kinds of sorrow, my dear friend in Jesus here is talking about godly sorrow. Blessed are they that mourn. Now what is godly sorrow is not mere regret. Many of us have done things that we regret and we are sorry, but that my dear friend is not godly sorrow, remorse is matter fact remorse without attendance can be a dangerous dangerous thing. Regret is primarily in the mind.

Remorse is in the mind and in the heart but remorse.

My dear friend, compared repentance. Remorse is a dead-end street. Repentance is a highway remorse looked in the sand and its consequences. Repentance looks beyond the sin to Calvary, a person filled with remorse is one who loves his sins, and hates himself at the same time you ever seen anyone like that himself because he can't quit.

That's remorse person who has written here is a person who Jesus sin, because he loves us a that's the difference know we have many people who waltzed down our churches with regret and others have come with remorse both thank God for those that come with repentance. What is the difference the Bible teaches that Judas when he learned that he had betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ and Saul that was happening when he became aware of the consequences of his betrayal. The Bible says with trembling fingers.

He made a noose around his neck and hanging himself and he stepped from the hell that was within him to the hell that was beyond him and is in hell tonight so filled with remorse that he through the 30 pieces of silver on the floor and went out and hanged himself my dear friend. There was a man remorseful but he never repented Simon Peter on the other hand, cursed and swore and denied the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says he went out and wept bitterly. Simon Peter was still not with remorse but with repentance. When Simon Peter saw the Lord Jesus Christ Simon Peter knew that not only have I look in his heart and breaks my heart. Anyway, Peter was a great preacher of Pentecost, because there was a godly sorrow that worketh repentance on the salvation. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be come forth. True repentance, true repentance, my dear friend and faith our heads and tails of the same: and David said in Psalm 51 in verse four, Psalm 51 is the record of his repentance after he committed adultery against the and the only have I sin done this evil in my sight, that thou might just be justified when I speak consistent clear without judges.

David settled, I didn't just sin against my wife against my children against my body and against the kingdom, even against your law, the God I sin against you I hurt you, my God, I said by grace you and then David said in Psalm 51 verse 17 the sacrifices of God are a broken and a contrite spirit a price. This you come to that place by all managers, broken only or semi-may broken from your sample.

I may just want to say was you what you're saying is not. I mean regret. I don't mean remorse I mean repented, Lisa worketh repentance not to be rude. Sorrow of the world worketh. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.

What we've seen, my dear friend, is the guilt but convicts us, remember that.

Then we agrees that is to consumers and then the God who is to comfort us, for they shall be comforted. That's what Jesus says that's the only way to know the comfort of our dear Lord, they shall be comfort.

Ellis look at this, they shall be comforted. Once you see the guilt of feel grief then you know the grace what it mean to become what is that is not is not a sympathetic pad on the bag there is not what it means the word and not a word feel sympathetic toward Phil with the word comfort means our English word is very much like the Bible were calm my meeting with meeting strength with stress. Think of a word or fortress word fortification word or five God says, I will complete my strength in you. I will be your strength. I will give you comfort you will be comported now.

What does that mean it means God's going to give you strength.

Psalm 138 in verse three in the day when I cried. Notices when I cried.

Blessed are they that mourn thou*me and strengthen me with stress in my soul and how does God do this will bless God through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit diversely margin.

John 14 verses 16 and 17, Jesus Christ gave us this incredible and wonderful promise. Jesus said, and I will pray the father and he will give you a another, four-door, and that what were talking about comfort. I pray the father and he will give you a another come forth for that email divide with you forever, even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it see if they're not meager north him which you know him, for he well with you, and shall be in you. What's he talking about old, my dear friend is one who lives in my heart today. He is the Holy Spirit of God gives me that comfort. He speaks of peace to my soul and all my comfort I mean to be clean and clear Holy Spirit of God's broken heart is a confessor say D, West just say forget their claim to use it well. Yes, but wanted to sin after that. Well I'm glad you asked because my dear friend listen. The Bible says in first John chapter 2 in verse one. If any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world and advocate. First John 21 and advocate. Did you know that the word advocate is exactly the same where the Jesus used in John chapter 14, when he said I'll send you another come for poor is the Greek word Paraclete totes and is from two words para meeting alongside of like parallel lines, and Plato's Toledo, which means to call someone call alongside of you if you go to courtroom. You get a lawyer to come just as alongside of you is is that you let me handle is you just be quiet please let me handle this.

I am a lawyer. The word comfort tour and the word advocate are the same word now friend that's the strength that you had, you know the devil is the devil is the prosecuting attorney.

The Bible calls the devil listen the accuser of the brethren there somebody who follows you around dogs your footsteps as he writes down everything you do.

My dear friend and he sends it to heaven as a testimony against you devil says to God the father. How can you let Adrian Rogers preach. How can you let him claim to be your child the devil says to me that's right, you miserable failure. You saying that I and what I say to him see my lawyer see my lawyer he'll handle this for me.

If any man sin, we have an advocate with the fall. A conflict call with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous friend listen let me tell you something when you come to an office brokenness over your sin when you come to that place. The Holy Spirit of God gives you such comfort that your sin is forgiven. And then when you need help when you are in jeopardy. When you fail the Holy Spirit of God stands Nigel broken. He is of the healthiest red and I know less strength today by doing. Do you Blessed are they that mourn for they shall become he'll turn every hurt to hallelujah your turn, every tear through a telescope.

It all begins when you see yourself as poor in spirit. Thank when you say, oh God is not just what I have done it is what I am not just what sin has done to me, but it's what it's done for you know God with a broken heart. I re-not just regret not only remorse, not just the mind, not just the heart but the spirit because I tire repair status right for you. God sends the Holy Spirit become for core into your heart to give you peace and to be your epic my precious friend today if you want the Lord Jesus, may I tell you that he died and paid for your sales across with his own blood he atone for your sin all the weeping in the morning in the world cannot take what you say and only the blood of Jesus can do that but he did die for you and the Bible says that if you turn from sin to Jesus you trust your Savior believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and that word believed that may mirror intellectual belief. It's a word that means commitment and cross trust him enough to commit your life to and he was saving yourself will be forgiven. The Holy Spirit of God will enter you to give you comfort. Heaven will be your home would you pray like this. Oh God, I'm a center and I'm lost and I need to be saved and I want to be saved and Jesus you died to save and you promised the same if I would trust you. I do trust her trees come in my heart, forgive my sin save me Lord Jesus Lord Jesus, help me not to be ashamed of you give me the courage to make in your name. I'm going to prayed to receive Jesus just now. We would love to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page. There you will find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. There is a response section at the website where you can share your testimony or share how this message has impacted your life go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says Discover Jesus welcome to the family of God. We can't wait to hear from you if you like to order a copy of today's message request one by the title turning tears into telescopes call us at 1877 love God. Now this message is also part of the insightful sermon on the Mount series. The keys to the kingdom for the complete collection all eight powerful messages including today's: number 1877 love God or go to LWF.org/radio to order, or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 will have you experienced guilt for your sins. Have you experienced the consuming grief of an unrepentant life. Have you experienced the comfort of God's grace. Thanks so much for joining us for today's program. Be sure to study with us next time.

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