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You Can Be Sure | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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October 25, 2021 8:00 am

You Can Be Sure | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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October 25, 2021 8:00 am

In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals five foundational facts on which our faith rests.

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Listen closely. Rogers explains God's truest desire for his creation. The Bible says the Lord is not willing that any should. But that all should come with us.

Just because God is not willing that any should perish, because they will perish.

They say, but you can be sure that God is calling you if you're thirsty, just calm all and whosoever will let them take up a water blog for welcome to love the word featuring timeless truths in the messages faster. Rogers salvation start to finish is of the Lord is only by the grace of God we can be sure of our salvation. There are five foundational facts on which our faith rests in part one of today's message we learn that God knew we were going to be saved before we did is we just heard God wants everyone to come to salvation but in order for love to beloved cannot be forced. So God gave us a choice. We can reject his offer or receive salvation.

If you have your Bible turn now to Romans chapter 8 as Adrian Rogers delivers part two of you could be sure that look in verse 28 and notice how verse 28, and again, and that's the theme of what we're talking about here and we know and we will some things that Paul is not making or surmising about is not conjecture. This is not theory says I want to tell you what we know. I want to tell you how we can be absolutely sure. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, who are the called according to his purpose or, and this verse just builds on verse 28 or whom he did for no that is, whom God did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son that he that is God's son might be the firstborn among many brethren, that is, he might be the older brother to a great big family moreover whom he did predestinate been. He also called and whom he called baby also justified and whom he justified, them he also glorified what you were save into these things. If God be for us, who can be against us.

Do you think that what has been settled in heaven can be annulled in time or owner by humans are by hail. Some people get the idea.

Well, you know you got saved by your free will. You could get lost by your free will and I have my leg amputated by my free will. But I can have her put back on by my free will. What is the devil could take out God's hands. Only God is and you still in God's hands. Why had he taken you out if he could. Don't you know if he could he would and if he has and hasn't he been nice to you and are you going to heaven by the goodness of the devil in answering talking means I can as well. I hadn't done it, he can do know God says when you receive Jesus Christ as your personal savior and you are pre-to be like Jesus is wonderful news. Now you can be sure of God's foreknowledge of your salvation. You can be sure of your predestination to be just like the Lord Jesus Christ taught a what else you can be sure of. You can be sure that God has called you to salvation. Now some people get the idea that God calls him. God didn't call other people know how to look in this passage of Scripture, the Bible says we did foreknow them. He did also predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son that he got son might be the firstborn among many brother number 30 moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called and whom he called, them he also justified.

Now what is the calling. How does God call you be saying what God calls you to be saved through the gospel is the preaching of the gospel. It is God's call. Let me give you a Scripture to put it down.

A second Thessalonians 2 verses 13 and 14 but we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation. You say, I thought I chose him know you only chose him because he chose you got it chosen you to salvation, how did he do it. Watch it through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. The Holy Spirit brought you any conviction and you believe the truth. Those who are the chosen are those who believe the truth now listen to it. How did you get to hear the truth, whereunto he called you by our gospel. Paul said what you would call it when I preach the gospel. Now I'm preaching the gospel today, and God is calling you to salvation, and it's such a wonderful calling because you see is not just a preacher preaching is the same occasion of the spirit. I can't open blind eyes. A man needs more than like to see.

He needs site I increase the light but God has to give the site name is more than words to be saving each hearing and God didn't make the blind to see an adapter here. And salvation is a miracle that God works when the gospel of Jesus Christ is preach and that is God calling people. Now some people have a doctrine that they call irresistible grace that is God only chooses some to be saved and then when God calls an individual, they can't help but come all yes they can help. But, Stephen said when he preach that message to those just before the stoning.

He said you stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart you do always resist the Holy Ghost as did your fathers see the Holy Spirit can be resisted.

That's the reason the Bible says today if you hear his voice. No hard in your home or God will be calling you today in this message but you can say no to him or you can say yes to him and God is not going to override your well you have been dubious privilege of say no to him that he doesn't want you to say no. We want you to say yes, but if you don't want him he's not going to force himself upon you listen to me for us to love is a contradiction in terms. If you don't choose to love God is not love at all. God will will you God will incline your heart.

God will open your understanding. But God want you to love him and God will not force you love him and they're not enough angels in heaven out of heaven to drag you forward because you confess your faith in Jesus Christ today.

If you stubbornly say no.

CS Lewis was a brilliant man CS Lewis said all of life is made of two categories, a person CS Lewis says that there are those who follow Satan there like Satan in Isaiah chapter 14 were Satan's rebellion against God and Satan, who was a glorious angel Lucifer, the son of the morning became Satan, the father of the night because he rebelled against God five times. Lucifer says I will I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the side, and that I will be like the most high will I will I will will will will against Almighty God's will, what Lucifer was saying to God the father was mature, will mine be done, and a lot of people like that here today.

It will get our hearts to Jesus gospel, but as I know is my life. I would limit. I yield to his Lordship submit myself to him that you will mine be done, that you may not articulate that way. They may be more subconscious, but that's what now Lewis said there's another category. Persons these are they who say, as Jesus said in the garden of Gethsemane, not my will but thine be done. Satan not I will mine be done. Jesus, not my will by Meda. I submit to you.

You are in one of those two categories right here. One of those two categories. You are either saying yes to self and only got a note to self, and yes to God. Right. Okay, everybody is one of those two categories to hear your follow Satan you follow the Lord Jesus Christ and said this penetrating way to the former group. Those who say with Satan, Almighty God, not by will, but mine be done when that man finally drops into hell brokenhearted God will say to him, not my will but thine be done. Did you catch that the Lord is not willing that he goes to him.

The Bible says the Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come with benefits but just because God is not willing that any should perish, does that mean that not because they will perish.

If they say no, but you can be sure that God is calling you how to be great versus my love this verse is found in Revelation.

I want you to listen to it here talking about God's call to salvation.

Listen to it. Revelation 22 verse 17 and the spirit and the bride say, was the spirit that's the Holy Spirit who is the bride that's the church, the Holy Spirit and the church is saying you today humbling to Jesus and let him that Harris Saco frame.

When you hear the gospel, then you need to share a man let him that hear her say, when you hear when you need to tell others and let him that is a thirst, if you're thirsty just come all and whosoever will let them take of the water of life freely, my friend. That's what motivates the great evangelist and people see churches grow the whosoever will.

Don't take those that will outline handle adjuster, false, and several will say ones that will make him will I know they really can't bless.

Just tell McCann know how God wants everybody say the Lord is not willing that any should perish, and if you drop into hell God will say, not my will but yours is being all right, so you can be sure. Listen, you can be sure God's foreknowledge of your salvation. God's up whatever happened, you can be sure my dear friend of God's decision God's predestination make you like Jesus, you can be sure God's calling to every body.

God wants everybody saving God says, several will make, and God is saying to you today that you can come and then you can be sure that when you do come, you can be sure of your settled justification.

Look, if you will hear in verse 30 moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called and whom he called, them he also justified what is may be justified.

It means to be declared righteous about what is this justification will go back to Romans chapter 4 verse five and look at it again. Look at it. Romans four verse five but to him that worketh not, but believes on him, but justifies the ungodly's faith is counted for righteousness.

That's justification is not being a good boy but to him that worketh not, but may leave a phone hymn that justifies the ungodly's faith is counted for righteousness. When you put your faith where God put your sands God writes in his book, there is a righteous man is a righteous girl, not because of what we have done but because of justification. You see, listen, it is not just simply pardon for you say most of our sins forgiven Barton but pardon justifies you Barton is a part of it, but it unjustified is not acquittal God got acquitted got to just say what you not guilty. You argue you see no court on earth can justify no court will because if they part name.

He still guilty does not serve in the punishment if he's acquitted, he never was guilty so there is no court that can justify person what justification is, is God taking a guilty person not only giving that guilty person apart, but making that guilty person as if he had never sent making him positively totally righteous. That's justification now what is the basis of this justification. Don't miss this lucky women Romans chapter 5 in verse nine what is the basis look much more than being now justified by his blood, we should be safe from rent is only one thing that would justify why does God count you righteous because of the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. He died in your place. He was your substitute. He took your sin that you might think is righteousness and by his precious shed.

You have justification justification apart from the shed blood of the Lord Jesus you bring that being justified by his blood, when God allowed his darling son to die in agony blood on the cross. That's the basis of your justification.

I want to focus when you try to justify yourself by your good work. You fling and insult in the face of Almighty God who hung his son upon the cross to justify you because there's only one thing that could pay your sin debt is not your good works is not your motion is not your intention is not your good looks is not your wonderful manners. It is the precious shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. What can wash away my sin. Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again nothing but the blood of Jesus not to man to be justified by his good works caliber was the blunder the ages Bible says: the book of Galatians of righteousness come by the law than Christ is dead in vain. The basis of that justification is the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now how does it become effective. Do you well look at women. Romans five verse one therefore being justified by faith we have peace with you put your faith where God put your sins upon the Lord Jesus Christ and there you will be justified. You will be made like the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now one of the results of this justification looking Romans four. Again, this is the good part.

Watch the beginning verse five but to him at work is not, but believe his own image, justify the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. I just no way saying you can't get there by running up the down escalator. To him that worketh not, but believes on him to justify the ungodly's faith is counted for righteousness. Now watch the blessedness of this even as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness without works.

God just says on the basis of what Jesus did on the cross. I impute righteousness.

I put righteousness on your account that be good, but noticed it gets better. Saying blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven when you get justified when you get saved every blood everywhere. Every blemish ever staying never came across your soul is forgiven, forgiven, forgiven, that's a blessing. I watch not only does he forgive it.

But he does leave it posted as forgiven sand. Watch it and whose sins are covered not only for dear but he covers it. It's all he removes not only the penalty but the stain but now watch it gets better yet verse eight. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. That means that God will never mark sin up against your name, just as God imputed righteousness to you. God will never know never know. Never impute Cindy Lassiter's landlord will not abuse it is a blessed man never sends again because none of us to be blessed.

Blessed is a man whom the Lord will not impute sin. Are you listening to me listen to me when you get saved you here, justified, and God will mark one half of one sin against your name, he will not impute Cindy. You say that I'll get savings and all want to friend us and all I wanted. I sent whole lot more and I want to I want to mate something else. If I fall into sin. God knows how to be with me even put sin against my name, he just cares me which it beats the daylights out of you the same thing to you for whom the Lord loves he chastens and he scourges every son whom he receives.

But God is not was now as centers God assumes SSI and God is not being less judicially but internally God is dealing with us as a father, but the same market is dynamic me because we predestined to be like Jesus. Both Alice and me. If this ever gets between your ears and then here in your heart you will understand what we have in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now watch it something else you can be sure of how you can be sure of your eternal glorification go back to verse 30 moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called me called and he also justified and whom he justified, you would expect it to say those he will glorify then say that this is the already glorified. I mean it's a done deal. He also glorified. Why is that how can you be sure of your eternal glorification well because God sees it is already done that legacy. God saw you over here from eternity got so you when you lost God so you hearing the gospel.

God saw you getting saying God saw you growing in Christ and God saw you already in heaven for God sees all.

It's a done deal and God I mean God is a and God sees you seated at the feet of Jesus praising him as the choir saying all the matchless name of Jesus when we crown him king of kings and Lord of lords.

That's already done this God sees you. There is a pastor.

I don't understand: no friends have is that I don't understand electricity but I'm a go sit in the dark until I do.

You have to understand is the grace of God, have faith in God.

He cannot fail. Have faith in God he must prevail. Have faith in God, have faith in God. I'm telling the Bible says it clearly and plainly therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, that doesn't mean you gotta be perfect. Sprout wings and halo. Would you be on your way and friend you listen to me you can be sure because of what God will do for you if you already have that assurance of your salvation. If you already know that you know and pray for those who don't. When I'm saying you can be sure I'm not talking the lost people.

You have no right to be sure.

I hope you're not sure if you're lost more than you need to be sure of is your made of Jesus, and I can tell you that I'm sure that you're lost. If you've never made him Lord trusted him by faith as your personal Lord and Savior.

I'm not talking about being a church member being baptized. I'm told that knowing Jesus, you need to know him and I invite you to pray like this dear God I am a center. My sin deserves judgment, but I need mercy and I want mercy I need grace now, Lord Jesus, because you died for me, and rose again. I just now receive you in this message you been calling me and I want to say, not my will but thine be done. I want to say no to myself and yes to you I receive you now is my Lord and Savior. I yield my life over to you. I take you by faith is my Lord and Savior. I will live for you, Lord Jesus, not in order to be saved, but because you save value grace and for your floor I'll follow you wherever you meet I'll not be ashamed of you and if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now, let us celebrate with you where discover Jesus page on the website to find answers they are. You may need about your newfound faith.

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Are you sure of your salvation. Adrian Rogers said if you'll put your faith toward God has put your sins on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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