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June 17, 2021 8:00 am
You children see the victory of Christ in your life gives Adrian Rogers back and ask the question why is it that Apple is getting the kids of the best families in our church is how does that happen. Why think it's a complicated thing and we can put everybody in one category. One reason that a lot of it happens. As Christians they have never learned how to live victory before their children and their children somehow are sincere when they feel like they had just simply missed.
Welcome to love truth simply state by Adrian Rogers in this spiritual battle against the world devil in the flesh can oftentimes be our own biggest and annexes chapter 17 God called the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and led them through the wilderness toward Canaan. What is the story reveal about our victory in Christ.
If you have your Bible turned out Exodus chapter 17 will begin in verse eight is Adrian Rogers reveals four principles of victory.
I want to tell you something about a church member that had difficulty with this church member for a number of years really is. Give me a lot of trouble and he has disappointed me many many times and I have had to just expend a lot of with this particular church member who really find the we are wonderful congregation. This member has given me much much sorrow and heartache at times made Dr. Taylor's name. I think it will. Adrian Rogers know my biggest enemy is my own self and you found that through we have an enemy inside the fort called self. Sometimes the Bible calls that the old man.
Sometimes the Bible calls that the flash but were all in a matter you see we have three enemies world, the flesh and the devil.
I will be talking about that center enemy the flashing when I'm talking about the flash.
I'm not talking about your material body but going back to skin and bones. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit of God is crafted of God, and it is to be wholly dedicated to him but I'm when I'm talking about the flesh I'm talking about that lower part of our nature that we inherited from our parents who got it from Adam's disposition. I guess the things of God.
The Bible tells us in Galatians chapter 5 in verse 17, the flesh, lust against the spirit of the spirit against the flesh, and these two are contrary one to the other so that you cannot do the things that she would now is that the 17th chapter of Exodus. Well, a secret understanding the Bible. Now, while the Old Testament is history. It is more than history. Are you listening it is devotional literature about the Old Testament about the history of the Old Testament and I'm talking particularly about the coming of the Jewish nation out of Egypt through the wilderness and into Canaan. The Bible tells us in first Corinthians chapter 10 that all these things happen to them first greatest in verse 11. All these things happen to them. For example, stops to learn a lesson today about the lack of conquest.
Remember that at one time. The Jewish people were in Egypt and they were slaves in Egypt represents the world, therefore, that we been called out of God called them out of Egypt, Pharaoh was the king of Egypt and Pharaoh represents the data, then they were headed toward Canaan land of oil and wine, and corn in figs and pomegranates, milk and honey rivers and trees and valleys and hills brass and iron. They were called indicating what this Canaan represent not heaven someday Canaan in the Bible. Don't miss this Canaan represents victory. Canaan represents the spirit filled life, the Sweet by and by, but in the nasty now. Now we can have victory day by day. So as Christians is we have come out of Egypt. We are coming through wilderness but we headed toward Canaan and we ought to already be there.
So Canaan represents the spiritual life. Egypt the world Pharaoh with them. Canaan, the victorious life but we're going to meet somebody now in just a moment represents the flesh that member.
I've been having such difficulty with and I know that if you save you been having the same difficulty. Now with that in mind begin in verse eight. Then came Amalek. Amalek represents the flesh. Then came Amalek and with Israel and ran for them. And Moses said to Joshua Jesus out man and go out and fight with Amalek.
Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand so Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek and Moses and Aaron and her went to the top of the hill and it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. I can imagine Dan Rather being there.
Dan Rather saying there's a battle barman on the field is reporting something, let me get it here in my all yes yes he says there's an old man some old man that has a rod in his hand and as the old man holds up his hand.
Something is happening down in the Valley. Ladies and gentlemen, it seems that when the old man pulls up his hands. But Josh was Army is victorious, but when the old man's hands go down the armies of Amalek are victorious is a strange thing that we report today. All right now notice verse 12 Moses hands were heading to the stone and put it under him and he sat thereon and Aaron and her staying his hands. That is, held up his hands on one side and the other on the other side and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun and Joshua Davis comforted Amalek as just a fancy way of saying he Joshua discomforted Amalek and his people with the age of the soul not want to talk to you about four principles of victory and I want to talk to you about some Canaan conquest you might right now say will I come out of Egypt but I surely am going to Canaan.
I have been adult in the well let me tell you how you can change your life. Sincerely, now sincerely from the monotonous to the momentous from failure to victory and before you get to heaven you can bring heaven to earth. I am talking to you about salute proof that the Bible teaches, and that I have experienced in my life before thing number one you need to receive a gracious provision and that provision is salvation. Now go back if you will, to the first verse of this chapter and all the congregation of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of sin after they journeys according to the commandment of the Lord and that is a set of dance and record him and there was no water for the people drink. Wherefore the people didn't side with Moses. They scolded him and said it was water that we may drink.
And Moses said to them, watch ID with me. Wherefore, the temp law and the people are still there water and the people murmured against Moses, and said that wherefore is this that thou hast brought us out of Egypt, to kill us to mark out with first bread I've been there. To this place. You talk about American desolate place. It is indeed a barren and desolate in a dry place and Moses cried of the Lord.
Say what you like, go to this people they be almost ready to stone me. The Lord said to Moses, go long before the people and take with the of the elders of Israel and Iran.
Rod wherewith thou smote us the river taken mine hand, and go. Moses had arrived. It was a miraculous rod will say more about it later on. Behold, I will stand before the up on the rock in horrible and thou shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it that the people made great and Moses did so in the sight of God.
I want to get the picture that out there in the barren landscape kind of first Moses is God.
God says you take this for you. Take a rod and you go to this rock and you with that rod use might that and when you do will come from the rock dear try to get water from a rock water will come from that rock. What is all this about, well, I'm not being fanciful when I tell you this is a glorious illustration literally happened is a glorious illustration of our salvation put in your margin. First Corinthians 10 and verse four, I remember, I told in first Corinthians 10 verse 11 Bible says all these things happen. For examples, remember all these things happen for examples first grade this timbers for the Bible says and they did all drink the same spiritual drink while they drank all that spiritual Rock that followed them and that rock was Christ that rock pictures the Lord Jesus Christ. The rock of ages Smith in France.
Isaiah 53 verse four says that we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, you see Jesus the rock of ages was smitten for us and because Jesus was smitten for us out of his ribbon side game for that water represents the Holy Spirit which is the water of life and you and I have because the rock was smitten so long ago when Jesus hung up getting blown up on that cross and our for us out of his side has come that refreshment that Holy Spirit that is in me right now in you right now thank God for the blessed precious Holy Spirit.
I would ask a question, my friend.
Today you never see Jesus are you thirsty, you know that there's something missing in your life is not something to someone what to thirsting for is Jesus I can tell you that you will never be satisfied.
You'll never feel contentment until you know the Lord Jesus Christ. I have an evangelist friend of mine was on an airplane.
One time my and you like it just it just aggravates me when the stewardesses come along and try to sell us booze on those airplanes, but today that's part of the job and this doubt came to my friend Mike and said sir would you like a drink. He said no ma'am. He said I had a drink about 20 years ago. The satisfied me completely. She's hit you must've been some kind of drink. He said it was. She said tell me about it. He said you serve everybody else, and I'll tell you about she serve everybody that moves. Then came the buckle itself and alongside this brother.
My and said, tell me about it, and frankly, David told her about that drink that rock of ages out of his side is come forth that water of life. And Jesus said if you thirsty if you're thirsty, come to me and drink. I will are you thirsty today you stick you say God knows I meant that in asking that my car is been empty.
Many times as never once been thirsty are you are you are. Thank God for the smitten rock. So the first thing if you want to live a life of victory number one.
You must receive a gracious provision which is salvation.
Number two, you must realize a grand purpose because being saved is one but God has more much more for you to see God's plan for his people is not merely that they come out of Egypt and go into the wilderness of Sinai God's plan for his people was that they go into the land of Canaan. I'm not talking about pie-in-the-sky I'm talking about victory right now, God brought them out, that he might bring them in your next step, the 17th or Nexus chapter 13 just go back just a couple chapters and look with me in verse three and Moses said unto the people remember this day in which he came out for me to just underscore that phrase he came out from Egypt_that out of the house of bondage. For by strength of hand the Lord brought you underscore that from this place there shall no leavened bread, beaten this day came ye out in the month of a bid and it shall be when the Lord shall bring the end to underscore that.
Now bring the end to notice he brought you out that he might bring you in bring you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hittites and highlights in the Jebusites, which he swear underlie fathers to give the watch, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou should keep this service in this month, seven days shall not eat unleavened bread and the seventh day should be a feast to the Lord. Unleavened bread should be seven days initial no leavened bread be seen with the new facility. There being 11 scene with the in all thy quarters. Thou shall show thy son in that day notice and that they say this is done because of that which the Lord did me when I came forth out of Egypt. That was all the same God says look I brought you out that I might bring you in my God says when you get into the land.
Notice the land flowing with milk and honey.
Then I want you to celebrate. Then I want to keep the feast of the Passover.
I want to keep the feast of unleavened bread.
I want you to celebrate and when you celebrate the feast your sons going to come Unicenter say that was always me and you could tell your son some celebrating what God did for us. When God brought us out of Egypt, and God brought us into this land. I will ask you question why is it that the devil is getting the kids of the best families in our churches today.
I'm talking about people who say in the quiet people who take a bill for people who teach Sunday school people who love God. People who are saved. People who are tying people who live clean lives. Yet the kids many times drugs will come to church running with the wrong crowd maybe sleeping around.
How does that happen. Why think it's a complicated thing and we can put everybody in one category about the one reason that a lot of it happens. Is this new assuming they've never grown indicating value what they heading in the will of the state you update the wilderness manner now long dated 40 years now Manna was not meant to satisfy them with only meant to sustain them until they got into the land that flowed with milk and honey boiling corn and fades in pomegranates.
It was only meant as a temporary feast by a temporary food. They were only to spend a little time in the wilderness, they were come out of Egypt, but because of their going around and around and around and around in the not believing God. They come out of Egypt, but they've never known him Canaan now. In that time 40 years.
There were children born at that time. Let's imagine a kid he's 14 years of age he born in the wilderness his parents to come out of Egypt, but he's a wilderness boy. He never says mama what's for breakfast. He knows what's for breakfast Manna.
He never says mama Launcelot Gino's. What's for lunch Manna. He never says mama what's for supper. What's for supper.
Manna is a monologue we don't have tomorrow. What we don't have more Manna Manna Manna Manna Manna Manning meeting management supper time Manna all the time is Manna Manna Manna is all the kid's mouth supposedly decide to go to celebrate better in wilderness.
Remember, God send this passenger celebrate in the land not in the wilderness. You have a lot to celebrate in the wilderness. I suppose that they are the father sitting on hot rocks and sitting on cactus and the father says we don't have the feast of Passover that would add what we do and he said were celebrating son remember this kid assert sermons about Canaan. That's always or just sermons back and he's never seen again that he might've heard Pastor Rogers preach about Canaan, but he's not saying Canaan.
His parents are not living in Canaan. His parents are not living the victorious spirit filled life a lot lately and victory quality is proud to say that come out of Egypt. They never going to Canaan and they say outside celebrating Felix around to her what rattlesnake goes by son is boiling.
Tumbleweed is coming along. One would sound were celebrating what God is nonporous, they said. Then go to things that I would get back to Egypt. I mean, where there was fish and garlic's and leaks and melons and finding here in the desert. I'm okay.
That's why the bed was getting a lot of our kids are good people.
They have come out, but they've never going. They have never learned how to live in victory before their children and the children that the parent somehow sincere when they feel like they had just simply missed it. Alfred God brought us out that God might bring us in, and if you have been one of those simply dumped in the desert. You have to understand not only must you receive a gracious provision salvation, but you must realize a grand practice, which is a trait that God has for you is 1/3 thing you must respect a grievous problem. There is a grievous problem and what is that problem.
Look, if you will again in go back to our text now. Next to 17 and look at verse eight. Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel what is Amalek who is Amalek Amalek was a key, but he was the grandson of Esau and who was, he saw what he saw. He remember was a man who sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. I don't have time to get into, but Esau was a profane man. Esau sold his spiritual things for a bowl of stew and Eddie was more interested in the present and future material than the eternal the things of the flesh, not the things of the spirit and therefore the Bible calls Esau in Hebrews chapter 12, a profane person who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright, and the Bible teaches in Malachi that God has a perpetual warfare declared upon Esau. Listen to the Scripture. Malachi 1 verses one through four.
The burden of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you set the Lord. Yet you say where MS Columbus was not Esau Jacob's brother set the Lord yet. I love Jacob and I hated Esau and latest mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness, where is even said were impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places save a lot of those, they shall build but I will throw down, and they shall call them the border of of wickedness and the people against whom the Lord had indignation forever. I once got talking about God. He is not talk about little babies only says I hate Esau he's talking about a whole nation based on by the Edomites and is not just combat people in physical bodies is talk about principal and I present was the flesh, not just complicated, so pay attention. Amalek is the grandson of Esau is a part of that category of persons that God says I have a sexual war with what is Amalek represent Amalek represents what all of us have in us and it is the flesh that you and remember I said I had a church member Avila difficulty with bring you there is an Amalek in you is the grandson of Esau and you have this down in your Bibles.
Romans chapter 8 verses six and seven to be carnally minded that word currently means fleshly mind. It is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. And in Galatians 5 verse 17 the flesh lusts against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh, there is that principle that will come against you, the flesh, coming up tomorrow will hear part two of this important message today you have questions regarding your faith in Jesus. We love to offer you an insightful resource in our website are discovered.
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