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Living Supernaturally or Superficially | Part 1

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January 24, 2022 7:00 am

Living Supernaturally or Superficially | Part 1

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January 24, 2022 7:00 am

In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals God’s grave warning about superficial religion.

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Are you living supernaturally to Adrian Rogers, a red flag warning against super official religion. I believe that Satan is in the corner smiling when people put doubts in the minds of children concerning the word of God read the book of Genesis when Satan first sprawled his slimy corroding the pages of history? After the word of God and said gay said bring it about. What is a pastor. Prof. whether he is a political leader anybody who puts a? At the word of God is doing the work to love featuring the profound truth of the gospel, simply stating the messages you much in acts chapter 5 the early church was the blaze of revival. However, the devil crafted a new attack from within the church through Ananias and Sapphire. Considering this grave warning. Each of us must ask ourselves if we are true in our faith, or if we been deceived by false religion. If you have your Bible turnout acts chapter 5 is Adrian Rogers reveals the truth behind living supernaturally or superficially find a book of acts return. If you chapter 5 there are two great losses that work in your life and the life of this church.

They are orchestrated by Satan himself. One is persecution. The other is hype hypocrisy and these forces are working against every church, the early church faced.

Both of these and we will face both of these rather devil with nearly church at first I tried intimidation and that did not work.

He tried to persecute the church and all that was to drive these Christians today may so he came back again and he said well if I cannot attack from the outside I will attack from inside if intimidation and persecution doesn't work then I'll get inside and I will attack the church with hypocrisy and superficiality. I want to say that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Church and Mr. has been hurt far more by hype hypocrisy, lukewarmness and superficiality than by persecution believe that I believe that with all of my heart you know that the Lord rather have you out and out against him. The lukewarm pretending to be for him.

Jesus that I would mature hot article. So then because neither hot nor cold would lukewarm. I will spew the out of my mouth that limit means you make me sick at my stomach enough to vomit because you need a hot or cold but lukewarm. I will spew you out of my mouth the Lord rather have you out and out against him then to have you pretending to be for him, and yet truly really denying him today I want to lift up a red flag warning against super official religion. I believe that Satan is in the corner smiling when people put doubts in the minds of little children concerning the word of God read the book of Genesis when Satan first sprawled his slimy corroding pass the pages of history. He put a? After the word of God and said gay Satan, God said, you'll really just have to take is word for friend anybody. What is a pastor. Prof. whether he is a political leader anybody who puts a?

At the word of God is doing the work of Satan. I think of the Bible believing churches, but if you're a member of a church that doubts the word of God.

You may desaturate the church with the absence yes I will grandmas buried in the backyard, but she get up and leave to she could guarantee business during the early church and church believed in the word of God. Now I want to give you two things to be aware of and two things to be sure okay number one being aware of the pretending devotion of superficial religion ballast begin to read, but a certain man named Ananias was a fire. His wife sold a possession and kept back part of the price. His wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain card and laid it at the apostles feet, but Peter said Ananias why Satan filled I'm hard to lie to the Holy Ghost and keep back part of the price of the land while it remained was it not that I know and after it was sold, was not a nine own power.

Why has thou conceived this thing in thine heart that is not lied in demand. But God and Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost, and great fear came on all them that heard these things, and the young men arose and wound them up and carried him out and buried it was about the space of three hours after when his wife not knowing what was done came in and Peter answered and heard tell me whether you sold the land for so much as he said gay so much. Then Peter said in our how is it that you have agreed together to attempt the spirit of the Lord. Behold, the feet of them which are buried by husband are at the door and shall carry the bid, though she down straightway at his feet and yielded up the ghost and the young men came in, found her dead and caring her fourth buried her by her husband, and great fear came upon all the church and as many as heard these things now. Beware of pretended devotion to the background. This past descriptives man named Barnabas old Barney did good body had made a gift to the church. He was a very generous man, kindhearted soul word Barnabas means encourager and he was also wealthy dancing property be sold because it was persecution, there was a great financial need, to the church. Well, you can read about an acceptable looking women verse 36 and 37 in Genesis, who by the apostles. The surname Barnabas, which is being interpreted, the son of consolation, a Levite of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles feet, Barnabas had a piece of property he sold it took all the money he said AR Peter, James, John, take this money as you will bear.

It is use magnanimous it wasn't doing it to show all it was a gift motivated by love. Now he was letting his light shine. However, before man.

Men saw his good works and glorify God in heaven that Ananias and Safar were there they saw what Barnabas had done they saw how the people glorify God they saw how the people talk about Barney. What a great guy. He was, they said, you know, we like to bask in some that sunlight Safar. We have a piece of property.

Why don't we sell this piece of property in and I will take the money and bring it to the church well you think will to give all of it will ladle how much we sold it for will tell them that's all we got for the property. We can keep part of it, but will get credit for giving everything.

Nobody knows how much we sold it for so quick to say the money we got from the property. It's all we giving everything to the Lord. What was alive.

It was alive.

It was a pretended devotion. It was a devotion. They did not have made them do that. What is behind all superficial, hypocritical religion PRI the prime product they want to be praised. They want to be petted.

They won't be a delay to the one we looked up to and it was pride that did this. Now the Bible says why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, Satan's chief tool is pride illicitly very careful. Pride is such a dangerous thing. The root of their sin was pride. The fruit of their sin was hypocrisy. Now you descriptives first Peter chapter 5 verse five Peter says likewise he younger, submit yourselves unto the elder day all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. What is grace grace is the desire and the ability to do the will of God.

That's what grace is both the desire and the ability to do the will of God.

Now when a man is filled with pride. What happens to him. He does not receive the grace of God because God gives grace to the humble mouth when a man is full of pride. Grace is withdrawn and God sets up a barricade against that man, resists the proud, that's bad enough, but I go down to verse eight, first Peter five verse eight be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil goes about seeking whom he made about can you imagine individual like this devoid of the grace of God, God resisting him Satan circling to devour him. That's what pride does nothing puts a person more out of the reach of Satan.

Then genuine humility what happened, Ananias and Sapphire. Satan fell to the Holy Ghost by the root of the sin was pride. The fruit of their sin was hypocrisy. They wanted credit for giving all they pretended, devotion, they did not have malice in the Their sin was not that they failed to give everything they didn't have to give everything there was no commandment that they should give everything Peter makes that very clear. Look, if you will, and burst forth of this chapter.

What Peter said what it remained was it not Dino and after was sold was not in your own power. You can do with it what you won't even have to give it all, what was their problem that they failed to give it all. Their problem was they pretended a devotion. They did not have question are you sitting in this church this morning, pretending devotion to Jesus Christ that you do not hand. God did not command that they give it all what you do not freely give God neither needs nor wants what you do not freely give God neither needs nor walls helping God out. God owns the world. God is not going to extort anything from you hands you could do it. You could withhold it now. It was their right to keep back some of they wanted to, but they played the hypocrite Jesus sternest words were given to the hypocrites do not ask myself this question. Sincerely, as I prepare this message, they render you pretended devotion to Jesus Christ that you do not have. I sublet my own heart. All to Jesus I surrender all to him I freely give you saying that is a true son take my silver and my gold not unlike what I withhold and we hold it with all our might. That's the Ananias and Sapphire assent. Some we will be true to the tilt and then deny the Lord Jesus Christ by our actions, our lives, not even faithful to the house of God was worshiped will be true to the building. I believe that a lot of modern-day atomizers and Safar is in our congregation.

Amen. Perhaps only second point, I will be aware of the pretended devotion of superficial religion. Number two beware of the premeditated deception of superficial religion that the keyword is premeditated. All of the sometimes have said things that will not said all of us sometimes have spoken of devotion.

We do not have all of us sometimes of total untruth. Later on we have to confess that we do anything about it. Somebody called the middle of the night or maybe early morning about 530 in the site did I wake you up. No mono flyer thinking about it and you just don't know you did.

That's not a premeditated line the same as anything good about that but I want you to notice what we talk about here with Matt premeditated deception look in verses three and four but Peter said Ananias, why has Satan filled my heart tool to the Holy Ghost and keep back part of the price of the land while it remained was it not Dino and after was sold, was not Dino. Why has thou conceived this thing in thine heart that is not lied on demand but on to God that he had lied to the Holy Ghost is not casual. Satan put the line in their heart but they made room for the long Satan said hey Ananias Samira telling you gave everything.

Satan put that in their heart. Did you ever lie originates with Satan lie originates with site near the lives of 10 but as for Stan John chapter 8 and verse 44 Jesus speaking to the Pharisees at superficial religion said you are of your father the devil, the lust of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of is this vulnerable lies he Satan is a liar and he's the father of whenever you tell a lot illicitly teenage illicitly business menacingly whenever you tell a lie you acting like the devil proof. John 844. He is a liar and he is the father of what the Holy Spirit is doing now is revealing the seriousness of this premeditated deception. Verse three Peter said, why has Satan put it in your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost.

It is serious to tell a lot is more serious to tell a lie to a judge that is most serious lied to go that you tell a lie. Don't live to God. You see, not only is it serious when you lie to the Holy Ghost but is there to see the Holy Spirit was there when the plot was hatched. The Holy Spirit was there when the lamb was so only spirit was there when the money was counted and was there when the gift was made. He saw it all and now they are lying to the Holy Ghost. Not only had they don't go see but friend.

It was a conspiracy. It was premeditated later on pederast Safari did you agree to this. She said yes.

What this was. Listen. It was a die rack challenge for God a direct challenge to the Holy Ghost. That's the reason that the rose do not lied on demand but on the God I would not advise you to try this. I told our forerunners that something I read about a woman out of San Diego. She was sitting out in front of the supermarket windows and a car rolled up a very hot day. The engine off. She sitting there with the car doors locked her hands behind her head like this, her eyes close. Somebody looked at and thought what perhaps she's meditating relaxing.

She sitting there for me. Not only long time without maybe she's in trouble.

Somebody picked on wind and said Mme. do you need any help. She nodded her head said are you in trouble. She nodded her head visit would you unlock the door. She said no sugar head this way. Do you want us to break in. She nodded her head.

They got a max broke the women said was wrong.

She said I should. She's holding my hands behind my head to keep my brains in the investigator should volcanic Pillsbury biscuits put them in the back of the car that he caused them to explode.

It sounded like a gunshot.

A lot of biscuit dough in the back ahead as her hands around biscuit brains in lesson if you think you can lie to God and get away with it.

You got biscuits for brains. I'm on Teresa Satan's. You can't lied to him premeditated deception. I would advise you to try that pretended devotion, premeditated deception is the third thing two things to be aware of your two things to be sure. Be sure of the penetrating detection of superficial religion, God, the Holy Spirit told Peter that Ananias and Safar will line up. It was different than we Peter was an apostle and God spoke to Peter and Peter declared the word of God the Word of God was in the mouths of these apostles middle Bible says in Hebrews 412 the word of God is quick, and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, dividing asunder between soul and spirit, penetrating, penetrating to the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Old is the penetrating power of the word of God. If my heart won't display if you could see, I'm told that my spiritual heart. There is ever secret in his heart.

Things that nobody else knows about their right. Would you want your heart a plan for everybody to see.

No secrets. Now the Bible teaches one these days is going to happen.

The Bible says one of these days are hard to get to be put on display. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. Things that are spoken in secret will be shouted from the housetop, and one of these days. Those things are going to be made known now listen, Peter with penetrating insights all that sin is only a matter of time. Listen, it is only a matter of time until hypocritical halfhearted religion and pretended devotion will be made manifest. Paul said when our Lord comes, is going to make known the hidden councils amends are perhaps the things in your heart doing no other one of these days God's x-ray visions go to look into your heart and my heart and the things perhaps we don't even know that are there. But I'm telling you there is a penetrating insight that God is are you willing are you willing to ask God the Holy Spirit to put the searchlight into your heart right now. Sergio got to know my heart try me and see if there be some wicked way in me that I do not want in my heart and my life. I don't hypothesis. I do not want to preach something I don't practice. I don't want to say something. I don't believe in class announcing myself God's x-ray sartorial God in all my heart try me and see if there be some wicked way in me is different in the penetrating detection if not now, later, all coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important message but maybe today you have questions about who Jesus is or what he means to you anywhere find God's love have so many resources materials there that will answer questions you may have about your faith again go to and at the top click find God's love.

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