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March 2, 2021 7:00 am
Sweet story from Adrian Rogers about a young girl staying on Psalm 23 little girl misquoted the 23rd Psalm. Probably she had a just right when she said the Lord is my shepherd, I've got all I will that my friend is the secret of satisfaction is Jehovah himself. Kim Nimisha the wellsprings of my hearts desire welcome to love find featuring the powerful Google insights pastor and author Adrian Rogers Psalm 23 verse one shows us how we can be satisfied no matter what material wealth.
We may have or may not have its Jesus himself who satisfies pastor Roger said in the Lord Jesus we have sovereignty and sympathy a king, and the shepherd.
We have a God who is able and a shepherd who is available. I got in the heavens, and a shepherd in our heart. If you have your Bible turn now to Psalm chapter 23 as we hear part two of the secret of satisfaction. Now there's a danger here is the danger that when we get into the 23rd Psalm will such familiar ground was oh I know that and the proverb familiarity breeds contempt may never be more prudent because we are all familiar with the 23rd Psalm describes the best known passage of Scripture and all of the Bible and well, it ought to be because you're such a gem of literature I believe is one of the seven wonders of the literary world, but is given by divine inspiration and not only is it beautiful is magnificently true.
It is no wonder that is been quoted in the nursery school and on the battlefield is no wonder that it has been quoted at weddings and funerals.
It is no wonder that his sweet little child and yet perplexing to a scholar, a magnificent a wonderful, wonderful passage of Scripture and we know it by heart. Many of us it says the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures he lead me beside the still waters. He restores my soul he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake yay though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me thy wrong advice that they comfort me. Thou prepares the table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anoint disc my head with oil my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. So first of all, as we look at verse one we see what I'm going to call the sovereign God Jehovah the great great great I am the one who rules the universe. Now notice in contradistinction what David is saying Jehovah is my shepherd. Now we move from the sovereign to the ship learn this, that the Jehovah of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament.
When we say Jehovah we speak of is the one with a shepherd.
We speak of his humanity. In John chapter 10 the Lord Jesus, unlock the mystery of the 23rd Psalm when he said I the good Shepherd you want to know. David was talking about.
I am the good shepherd.
The sovereign Bishop's deity gives humanity you see in the Lord Jesus overhears a wonderful thing about our salvation in the Lord Jesus we have sovereignty and sympathy a king and a ship sovereignty and sympathy are God who is able shepherd who is available by God in the heavens and the shepherd in our hearts will Jehovah is my shepherd three times in the New Testament listening three times in the New Testament the Lord Jesus is described as a shepherd. He is described first of all, as the good Shepherd back in John chapter 10 verse 11 Jesus said I am the good shepherd. The good Shepherd the good Shepherd laid down his life for the sheep.
Now, any shepherd may lose his life. A machine that is why Jesus said Jesus at the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. You say it's unthinkable that a shepherd would die for sheet more unthinkable that God would die for man, Jesus is the good Shepherd laid down is likely sheet not listen when asked to good Shepherd. He laid down his life for the sheep.
He dealt with the penalty of sin. For the wages of sin is death and that's why Jesus Christ paid and your sin will be pardoned in Christ are punished in hell but it will never be overlooked unless there's a good Shepherd who died for your sins use are you lady are you going to have to face the wrath of an angry God at the judgment with your sins on a tone he's the good Shepherd, but no way to move. Not only is he showing the Bible is the good Shepherd in John 10 is also shown in the Bible as the great Shepherd look, if you will, in Hebrews 13 verses 20 and 21 now the God of peace, the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ. What is that mean that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ and raised him from the daily speaking of the resurrection. Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheet through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect, that is mature in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Now in John 10.
He's called good Shepherd. He died for the sheep. But in Romans chapter 13 is called the great Shepherd he rose for the sheet I mean listen. It speaks now of the resurrection.
Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus the great Shepherd of the sheep. What good is a dead shepherd. He's no good at all except that he pays the penalty for the sheep. Sin all we like sheep have gone astray would turn everyone was awake and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Yes, he carried our sense of the cross. Therefore he took care of empty of sin, but when he rose from the dead. He now deals with the power of sin.
He not only is the good Shepherd.
He had to be good to die for our sins, but he's a great Shepherd. He rose from the date that makes him the great Shepherd family Bible says. Now he's able to lead us in the paths of righteousness for his namesake, not just that he died for me, dear friend. He lives for me and that deals with the power sin, but wait a minute is also called the chief Shepherd now in first Peter chapter 5 in verse four the Bible says and when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that they have not away, and there you have the ministry of our dear Lord, as the good Shepherd.
He had to be good to do it.
He died for our sins as the great Shepherd. He had to be great to do it. He rose to take care not only of the penalty of our sin, but the power of our sin and then as the chief Shepherd one day he's coming to take us from the presence of sin. One day he's coming to take us out folks and I take you the more I read the papers. A lot.
Listen the more I look around, the more I believe it must be soon.
I believe Lord is at the door and I believe that the chief Shepherd is about to appear. I believe he's about to call the sheep up. I believe he's about to say to us, all now I am the chief Shepherd, follow me and you see he my dear friend is a king of kings and Lord of lords. Jehovah is our shepherd.
He is the chief Shepherd now wait a minute I said I was going to talk to you about the secret of satisfaction. You see, every passage of Scripture has a keen understanding and in Psalm 23.
The key is hanging right on the front door.
The key is in this verse the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. You have the solver and that's Jehovah you have the shepherd that's Jesus, and Jesus is the Jehovah Shepherd of our lives, and that my friend the sovereign plus the shepherd leads to the satisfaction of the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. That's the only way that anyone will ever have satisfaction you will never ever ever ever ever have even a modicum of satisfaction until you can say it mean it. The Lord is my shepherd is only when you can say that that you can say I shall not want. So many people think that the secret of satisfaction is having a God who can give you everything that is not the secret of satisfaction. The secret of satisfaction is the Lord himself.
Jehovah is my shepherd, you see your needs will never be met until they met in him, things will never satisfy you. Things will never satisfy you. So many people misunderstand Psalm 37, which says delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart may think that means if I love Jesus I have a pink Cadillac. That is what that means.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desire of your heart. What that means is when you delight in the Lord of the deepest needs of your heart the desire of your heart is Jesus.
That's what your heart is full. That's what you were made for the Bible says it is that we live in and have our being in him you never be satisfied apart from him, you can say the Lord is my shepherd, not what he gives me but he himself wanted God like a fish to do swim in the sea.
Why did God make a bird to do the fly in the sky that you take a fish out of the sea and putting ministry. He'll be an unhappy fish you take a bird out of the sky including in the sea and he will be an unhappy bird because both are out of their element. What is the element that you were created for God himself and until you know him you be like a fish in a tree like a bird in the sea you be out of your element to be like a square peg in a round hole friends all around there trying to find what the heart yearns for by sin undermined. I have the secret I know which is found only true pleasures in Jesus abound.
Jesus is always world needs today blindly men strive for sin darkens their way all the grim curtains of my one look at Jesus and all will be light when a man can say it and mean it. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want my ministry what David the David under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit took the sacred name Jehovah and he welded it melted it to another name Jehovah my shepherd Jehovah my shepherd. The Hebrew says Jehovah raw Jehovah raw.
That's one of the names of God. Psalm 23 one. Did you know there seven times in the Bible where the name Jehovah is conjoined to another word to make a new name for God.
Let me give you the seven they will bless you. Are you ready number one Psalm 23 Jehovah are Jehovah my shepherd number two, Genesis 22 Jehovah Gyro Jehovah Gyro.
What is that mean no more microfiber. The Lord will provide. Then, here's 1/3 when Jehovah or RA PHA. That's the Lord that heals.
Exodus 15 here's the next Jehovah shalom you what the word shallow means. It means peace enemies the Lord our peace is one of the names of Jehovah and then here's another Jehovah said Canute the Lord our righteousness and then Ezekiel 48 gives us Jehovah Schama SHA him him a little more ever present and then Exodus 17 Jehovah Missy the Lord our banner right now those are seven names for the theory ready for blessing that you can understand a little bit what David meant when he said the Lord is my shepherd, listen to this. The Lord is my shepherd, who is that best Jehovah raw.
I shall not want.
Who is that Jehovah Gyro the Lord will provide the restores my soul. Who is that Jehovah the Lord that heals. He leads me beside the still waters. He makes me lie down in green pastures is that that is Jehovah shalom my piece. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake, who is that best Jehovah said Canute, that is, Jehovah said Canute that is the Lord our righteousness and then thou prepares the table before me in the presence of mine enemies who is that my friend that's Jehovah, Missy, the Lord our banner. When the enemy shall come in like a flood bench of the Lord. Hold up a banner before him, I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Who is that Jehovah Schama Lord ever what David was saying is this, that the Lord is my shepherd, not the things that he gives me the things he gives me are only a representation of who the Lord is him self. Now question is the Lord your shepherd is the Lord your shepherd.
Well I give you clues to how you find out everyone over the Lord your shepherd and not how to find out is to shepherd your Lord mescaline using all the way that you can say the Lord is my shepherd is for you to be able to say the shepherd is my Lord.
Not everybody can just add "the 23rd Psalm and claimant for their own time with me now for just a moment the John chapter 10. Let me see what I'm talking about John chapter 10 the Lord Jesus is talking to the unsaved Pharisees and he says in verse 26 but ye believe not because he are not of my sheep. As I said unto you. Now there's some unbelievers who are not part of the sheet.
Now if you are not part of the sheet is impossible for you to say the Lord is my shepherd if you want Satan's give the Lord is my shepherd only if you can say the shepherd is my Lord not notice the description of a person who can say the Lord is my shepherd.
Verse 27 my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me when you say my shepherd and the shepherd says my sheep, and as she is someone who hears his voice, someone that he knows someone that follows him. Have you heard his voice, have you received him as your personal Savior and Lord. You see, my dear friend it is a personal relationship with the shepherd. My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me. But not only is it a personal relationship. It is a permanent relationship. Notice in verse 28 and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
Now any earthly shepherd is going to lose some sheet, but the good Shepherd has never lost one never lost a sheet I given to them eternal life, and they shall never perish is a pastor.
Do you believe in eternal security of the believer. I do why do you believe in eternal security will leave.
I believe in the eternal security of the believer because of John 10 verse 28. I give unto them eternal life, and they shall perish pay you looking at a man who can't die. There's so sure you know I can. It is impossible for me to Jesus that he that liveth and believe in me shall never die. What you say, what if you die if I do I will be there I will be all I would have done is to move Jesus said my sheep hear my voice. I know them, they follow me and I given to them eternal life in eternal hell is eternal never ends never ends. These people who believe you hit save and then lose suppose I will say for 10 years and then I lost a what kind of life did Jesus give me tenure line I'm invited 50 years and lost. I had 50 year life frame whatever it is it's eternal you ever lose it, and what may turn what ever is if you ever lost it.
Whatever you have one eternal. But Jesus didn't say I might give and he said I given to them eternal life, and they shall never perish is a personal relationship my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me is a permanent relationship and the reason dear friend it is permit is because it is a protracted relationship. Look, if you will, in verse 29 my father which gave me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my father's hand.
My dear friend when you get saved you come into the old mighty hand of an Almighty God Jeff is my shepherd, Jeff is my shepherd, you think I shepherd to lose a sheet he can hike given to them eternal life, they shall never perish.
My friend, if you got it by works and you keep it by works but if you got it by grace you By was saved by the grace of God I give under then I wanted amp I have under them eternal life, little girl misquoted the 23rd Psalm.
I believe she had a just right when she said the Lord is my shepherd, I got all I want. I've got all I will that my friend is the secret of satisfaction is Jehovah himself, the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not walk in him and him in the shepherd of the wellsprings of my hearts desire the Lord, my friend is a good Shepherd. He laid down his life for the sheep. He died for you. The Lord is the great shepherd he rose again from the dead to guide you delete you when you give your heart to Jesus. He then just say all right sink or swim know he comes to guide you in the Legion. The paths of righteousness to keep you piece the chief Shepherd he's coming soon he's coming soon and you need to be ready would you pray a prayer like this and invite them into your heart.
Just talk to them. Dear God just become right now. Dear God, I know you love me.
I know that you want to save me Jesus. I was like a sheep going astray when you died for me. You paid my send it. Thank you Lord Jesus that you paid my Cendant Lord Jesus. I believe that you were raised from the day telling that I believe you were raised from the dead, and you are the son of God with power and you are able to lead me in the paths of righteousness for your namesake because your living shepherd come into my heart right now asking come in my heart right now. Take control of my life and make me the person you want me to be Lord Jesus, I know that you are the chief Shepherd coming soon and I want to go home to be with you. Thank you Jesus in your name I pray, amen.
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