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How You Can Know God Personally

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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September 8, 2021 8:00 am

How You Can Know God Personally

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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September 8, 2021 8:00 am

Adrian Rogers reveals three ways God speaks to us, so we can know God personally, intimately, and assuredly.

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Adrian Rogers a message. How can you know God personally. This is part of a series written during September, the Bible, the book of the ages.

What a great title and then I'll say this, you know, can we have a personal relationship with Almighty God. The answer to that is absolutely yes it need to know that we can know the God of creation personally and intimately. The Bible tells us in Psalm 19 very clearly that the heavens declare God's greatness, the vastness of the universe, along with its small intricacies, they all demonstrate his power. What about this that we were created to bring God glory, and so that to me says our job right now we fulfilling our job description but to know him more in the power of his resurrection, Terry Asia, Roger says there's no laws of nature. They are God's laws that nature obeys science only discovers what God has already put there that's exactly right. He also said every sentence, every jot every tittle every syllable is put in Scripture by the mind and purpose of God we talk about getting assurance. There's nothing greater than having God's word and that's what lobar fighting is about getting the word of God in people's hearts yet.

I think with the word of God teams up with the spirit of God, then we have transformation. And that's where that personal relationship comes to play right if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. That is exactly right when we hand our control over to the Holy Spirit.

He brings us in that communion with the father and this is the only way we can know Christ personally and intimately. But it is available to us as you sit through faith through faith.

For by grace are you saved through faith, we can't work. We can buy it.

We can produce it. We have to we have to receive it by faith we always enjoy hearing from our lobar fighting listeners and I believe you have a listener who is recently written to us absolutely from Texas says I've been listening to Adrian Rogers for many months now. I can only imagine the souls he is one and continues to win for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I will forever be thankful for his radio ministry, but that is just a stamp of approval. Love these right in and there's hundreds of these that we that we receive. And that is affirmation to my heart to say that were doing exactly what God is called us to do will gain the truth of God's word is what we are called to do and we have a project that we been working on. Excited that September nothing but the truth.

A DVD this available through the LWF online store we been working on this. Several years into the process.

But what is truth.

What is absolute truth right we know it to be the word of God and so we've got this great documentary film that that showcases the teaching and preaching of Adrian Rogers but also in addition to that we have Dave Ramsey and Dr. Tony Evans and Lee Strobel, Dr. Robert Jeffers and many more who are talking about what is truth in your marriage. What is truth in your workplace. What is truth to the unbeliever. We need this today. It's a great tool use it for home Bible studies use it in the neighborhood. Use it@churchbutgotolwf.org and get this project and put into practice. I think it's also worth noting that a young man who grew up in the ministry of Adrian Rogers, John Sanders, this project has been on his heart. And this is something that he felt like there was a need, especially in the day were living in right now to get nothing but the truth out. John Sanders LLC grew up under the teaching, preaching of Adrian Rogers. This is a labor of love.

I'm telling you it will bless your heart, but it will be also a discipleship tool that you can use, will today's message how you can know God personally hears Adrian Rogers and I will tell you today how you can know God personally.

It will have to guess about it you can know him personally and that's very important to say because to know him is to trust him to trust him is to obey him and to obey him is to be blessed by how can you know God well.

The 19th Psalm gives us three ways in which God speaks to us and you don't have to guess about it, they can be no status, no stamina, no apology, no equivocation you can know God personally. Intimately. Shortly you can say I know that my Redeemer liveth here. The three things is the three ways that God speaks to you. First of all, there is a convincing word of God in the heavens like if you will hear in this all the heavens declare the glory of God and the firm. It shows his handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night and tonight show with knowledge there is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.

Their line is going out through all their and their words to the end of the world and them. Kathy set a tabernacle for the sun, which is, as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoice as a strong man to run a race is going for that is the sons going for is from the end of the heavens and is second unto the ends of it and there's nothing hidden from the heat thereof what he's talking about now is God's word in the heaven. God's convincing word heavens as you look out into the starry night as you see the vast universe that Almighty God has created hello is enough to confirm what the Bible said the fool has said in his heart there is no God.

For out of nothing, nothing comes.

What do the heavens declare first of all, the glory of God. Look in verse one the heavens declare God go out some night some starry night and just look upward at that candelabra in the sky and think about all of you.

We forgotten the look halfway whistle busy running around some night find a clear night and just go out and see what happens declare Lori a man to see God's glory. And when you see God's glory you're going to see God's greatness. Look again in this Psalm if you will, and the firmament shows his handiwork. Want to see the glory as a God that that is God's hand were what great power is demonstrated in creation, no man can't create anything no man is ever created one thing we talk about human beings with creativity.

All you can do is rearrange what God has already created. God created one great act. Everything people looking for the big name they better be trying to find out who is behind the whole thing.

Light travels.

I'm always impressed with the speed of light hundred 86,082 mi./s. How fast is that. Well, if you are if you going to hijack a light beam and go to the moon yet moon second shipment but you have to travel at the speed of light and one half he is to get to the nearest and folks to travel on out to the rim of our known universe you would travel for 10 billion years to the moon in two seconds's and you still have not reached the age of this vast universe who made all I would tell you that God made it but if you think not only about the vastness of this world to think about the intricacies of this world. There's so many cells in the human body.

3 billion of them in your body. Some of us have more than another person. And Paul noted Harvard university said that one of the sales just is more complicated than New York City. Everything is happening in grades just cells in your body when you look inward where you look outward when you see the vastness of them. I knew this of this creation. Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows his handiwork. The heavens declare the glory of God the heavens declare the greatness of God and the heavens declare the goodness of God. Look, if you will again in verse 19 by chapter 19 verse two day on the day utters speech, and night on the night show with knowledge.

What is that mean that means there is a fixed order in the universe, night and day, day and night. It is God who daily load with us with benefits and his mercies are new every morning and this knowledge is universal.

It is everywhere anybody any place on the case that I can see the sun like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and going across the sky to feel the warmth of its rays to see it first defined because they are the blossom and feel the gentle rain that the part of the hydraulic action of that sun and knowing that God makes it to rain upon the just and the unjust can look up and say the heavens declare the glory of God the greatness of God in the goodness of God and the fool has said in his heart that we see God's convincing word in the there's another way that God speaks is the second way is God's converting word in the hand I have in my hand word of God. Not only is God's word in the heavens, but God is in my whole them all the Marvel the Bible begin now in verse seven of the same Psalm and look if you will please the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul that testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart the commandment of the Lord is enlightening the eyes. Fear of the Lord is clean during forever judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether more to be desired are they than gold behaving much fine gold sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned and in keeping of them is great reward bears the convincing word and there is my friend the converting word the converting word that I hold in my hand, look again if you will, in verse seven of this Psalm, the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.

You cannot know God through creation alone.

You can know about God but friend you have to have the Bible to truly know the heart and mind of God not only what God has brought, but what God has written is the reason I love the Bible think for a moment about the virtue of the Scripture. First of all, he says in verse seven that the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul is the reason we believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture.

Every sentence, every job every tittle every syllable is put there by the mind and purpose of God. God wrote it. All Scripture is given by aspiration of God and the God of proof could never inspire error JB Phillips decided he would make a translation of the Scriptures, put it in a more friendly language more understandable language than the King James version of the Scripture.

So I thought JB Phillips when he began his work did not believe in verbal planar inspiration that was all verbally inspired by God. But as he got to dealing with the Scriptures is. He said he was so impressed with the power of the Bible that he said that trying to do this, was like trying to read a house without pulling the main switch dealing with the power of the Scripture below the Lord is perfect, converting the soul Max below the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. It's the foundational word for it. When you understand the Bible you have a place to stand it and show it aside.

Walking on egg shells and Jell-O wayfaring mandala pool shall not air therein. Again, look in verse eight the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart word right has the idea of a street path. The Bible will never lead you astray. Sometimes I hear people so it's so hard to be a Christian. That's not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches the way of the transgressor is far, this verse says that the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart saints and heroes of the ages of found joy in the word of God as I do continually day at your day MMS the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Do you see that in verse eight, when the Bible says it's pure. That means there is no mixture of air or in the Bible there were 6000 promises in the Bible and not one of them of God's pure word has ever been broken look in verse nine, the fear of the Lord is clean in during why does the Bible live alone because there are no seeds of corruption in the word of God. It is the incorruptible, indestructible word of God which lives and abides forever by the way, the Scriptures are never out of date and never inappropriate. I've been preaching the Scriptures now for well over four decades and there's fresh to me, as they've ever been. I'm not finding hidden flaws. I'm finding hidden beauties. I love the word of God more today than I ever have love the word of God.

Why because father fear the Lord is clean during forever, but they not only of the virtues of the Scripture. Think of the value of the Scripture look in verse 10 there precious, they are more desirable than much fine gold. I wonder how many people in this building really believe that the true believer. The Bible is precious in the you cannot love God without letting his word I say this I know that God is listening and I'm thinking as I'm saying if you were to put all of the treasures in this world on the side and put the Bible over here and save me a ring. You can have one or the other, I wouldn't have to think for a skinny minute. I would choose a worker I mean that long. No study no stammer. God is listening me I would not think about greater is the word of oh, they are precious in the boat ramp. The Bible is a treasure. How we ought to love it. And not only are they is the Scripture precious it is protective look in verse 11. By then, is thy servant law, no protection is far better than cure there so many hurts and so many harms and so many failures that you would be kept from. If you would only let the word of God lead you if you would get up in the morning and made yourself in the word of God by them is thy servant on. Let God turn the light on your path and say walk this way and don't walk that way. Not only are they precious. Not only they protected their profitable and keeping of them is great reward verse 11 you cheat yourself of an incredible blessing by not loving the word of God.

Now what am I saying there's God's word in the heavens that happens to clear the glory of God bears God's word in the hand, the Scriptures, the written word given by inspiration of Almighty God. As God speaks to us. We think of the virtues and the values of the word of God, but still that's not enough. One more thing that we need and that is the can for getting word of God in the heart word in the heavens word in the hand but now the word in the heart. Look, if you will now in verse 12 of the same wonderful Psalm can understand his errors cleanse thou me from secret faults. What he's doing now is praying he speaking to God, cleanse thou me from secret falls keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins.

Let them not have dominion over me shall I be upright and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in my sight, oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. This is a prayer to the Holy Spirit. You see, we see objectively that God exist, then we learn from the word of God.

The truth of God's word, the converting word of God. But the Holy Spirit of God must make all of his real and a hard look at verse 12. There is the convicting word of the spirit who can understand his errors cleanse thou me from secret phone you know I would have marl earthquakes because we have secret falls and we don't know what's beneath the surface had so he said I can understand this. Your heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked and so is my so what we need.

We need the Holy Spirit of God to bring conviction of sin. And Jesus said, concerning Holy Spirit when he is, will convince the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment. I I can get you to nod your head that you sin but you never understand the depth of your sin, nor were you ever truly be convicted of that sin you only agree perhaps.

But when the Holy Spirit of God speaks to you. That's the convicting word of God as a reason this morning for I walked back I got on my knees and prayed friend. God wants to speak to your heart today don't you let your heart get hard high priest to some people is like pouring water on a rock. Nothing gets you can believe intellectually and God, and you can go to hell with the Bible and the arm. Unless you let my precious friend the word of God come into your heart. There is the convicting word of the heart. I hear people say, well, if I know my heart to Come up close. I will take something you don't know your heart only got your heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked and deceitful heart can never discern deceitful heart. So in verse 12 is the king dictating word of the spirit and then in verse 12 bears the cleansing word of the spirit.

Thank God for that lesson plans thou me from secret falls cleanse thou me from secret falls.

You cannot know God personally and intimately if there sin in your heart and in your life now is the Holy Spirit. Cleanse through the atoning blood. First John 19 if we confess our sin is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all righteousness, the conviction of the spirit, the cleansing of the spirit and then that's not enough. Look again in verse 13 there is the control of the spirit keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins. Let them not have dominion over me. Then shall I be upright and then shall I be innocent from the great transgression see how the spirit works versus conviction, then this cleansing is not enough, then this control keep me Lord from presumptuous sins two things you better always be cognizant of the possibility of secret falls and the danger of presumptuous. It's one thing to slip into sin so nothing to stumble into sin, but friend prayed God that he will keep you from presumptuous sin.

That is where you say I know this is wrong, but you are in rain check. When you do that, keep back thy servant from presumptuous that this is God's word. This is the convicting word now in where there is the conviction of sin is the claiming of sin. There is the control from San bears the control of the spirit and knew what that leads to this is the bottom line, the communion of the spirit look, if you will. Now in verse 14 let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in by sight oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. That's what it's all about God put his word in the heavens you hold his word in your hand God sent his word and why that you might talk with him and the meditation would be acceptable in his house. How wonderful it is God's. God is put his word. God is in. If you have questions regarding a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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