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March 11, 2022 7:00 am
Because no one to obey God. Mark listened to Adrian Rogers. Don't tell me that you have and absorb it even when you don't understand though not seen a flood, but at a word and he obeyed true faith is more than intellectual believe it is belief with legs on all was a man of faith, and therefore he prepared and are to the saving of his family. Some of you are going to lose your children because your faith is a mere intellectual fate of your doctoral thing is not a practical living faith that is obeying God and your children see the difference.
Welcome to love featuring the powerful truths of the gospel, found in the practical lessons Adrian Rogers, the Bible examines the weakness of household salvation of the greatest examples of this is no whose unsinkable faith in God saved his family. The great flood.
If you have your Bible turned the book of Hebrews chapter 11 will begin in verse seven as Adrian Rogers shares more about The Noah and his unsinkable faith. I cannot. I cannot over emphasize the importance of we meet one another and always a worse fate. Perhaps we ought to be, say, how are you facing masculine question today. How is your faith. What is the state of your faith. We're going to learn some wonderful things about faith in one short burst today. Hebrews chapter 11 verse seven.
Look at by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house. By the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith that we go to camp right there and tell you that I do believe and I hope you believe that the story of Noah and the ark is not. It is true. History is modified.
Historians tell us archaeologist and anthropologist us all of the great groupings of the world and ancient history. There is a flood story about course, the Bible has it accurately and other histories have been corrupted and mismanaged, but they all rooted in a literal proof that the flood literally existed, is that Jesus believed in Jesus said in Matthew 24 verse 37 but as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
If Jesus believe that I have no difficulty believing in the flood the time of Noah and to this generation. I want to say we swagger in our technological advance, but someone has pointed out that that while amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic was something about Noah may have been an amateur or a large building but he was certainly certainly technologically advanced spiritually as he trusted the Lord.
There are some great great ideas and proves about faith here in this chapter of Hebrews chapter 11 and verse seven is with talking about champions of faith before things I would lay on your heart about the Noah state. I pray God that they will buoy your faith, keep your faith float help you to have an unsinkable faith and treacherous days because that's exactly what Noah had made him a champion of faith. Now the first thing I want you to know this is what I'm going to call the warning is faith believe the warning his faith believe look in verse seven by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet not God warned Noah of the flock never seen a flood. Noah had never even seen rain look, if you will. In Genesis chapter 2 verses five and six.
It tells of the time before the flood and it says and every plant of the field before it was in the air and every herb of the field before it grew. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon their and there was not a man to till the ground, but there went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground before the flood they did not rain the idea of rain was foreign to noise mine, much less any kind of a flood on water the earth by spring and by rivers and by evaporation and condensation and do and some Bible scholars believe that there was a great canopy over the year that maintain a constant temperature like a giant greenhouse and so Noah is one of God of something he has never ever seen before. It was a warning from the word.
He had the word of God. Now again I would remind you of verse that we will mention many times I study on faith. Here in Hebrews chapter 11 senators Romans chapter 10 verse 17 which says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God without a word from God. You cannot have faith. Faith is not a leap in the dark is a step into God's light. You must hear from God will save many times this study. You do not name it and claim it you believe it and receive it, because God has named and you claim that's very important you do not name it and claim you believe it and receive it, because God has named it and you claimant God does the naming give you the claimant that brings us back to Hebrews chapter 11 verse one, which describes faith. Now faith is the substance of things hoped and the evidence of things not seen. I will remind you one more time that the word hope here is not me. Maybe perhaps our I wish but hope means bed rock assurance.
The Bible calls hope and anchor of the soul. You put an anchor in the cloud bank you think of it all is an of the soul is solid and the word substance here substandard something beneath us, and we can stand upon. Where do you get this assurance. This rock assurance called hope from the word of God. God speaks that's very interesting you say pastor. I cannot have faith like Noah had unless I have a word from God. How does God communicate that word to me. I'm glad you asked that question.
Well, let let me try to clear it up. God communicates his word to waste. First of all, there is what we call the written word. That's the word logos logos. That's the 66 books of the Bible the word of God over and over again in the Bible is called the word of God. That means the total revelation of God but is another word that is translated word Ms. Rima RHEM a Raymond Reamer have you choose to pronounce and this Rima are Rima means an utterance that is is not merely the written word and I don't deprecate the written word.
I don't fail to appreciate the written word, but you find out that a Raymond is a word from the word homework that God communicates personally to your heart. A personal word from God, a grandma, God, let me give you verse where that word is used, and it is translated word Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 17 take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the Raima of God.
That's what Jesus did when Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus took a word from the word used it as a sword and said it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God. Take that Satan use the word as a soul. That's the sort of the spirit, the Raima of God.
There was some people are so super suspicious about the Bible ever seen a B grade movie when the vampires coming semi gets violence is back back back like like like leather and pen, paper and black print.
The truth of the Bible is where faith comes from.
And when God takes the truth of the Bible and makes the truth to you when you get a personal word from the word that applies to you in a situation, God is speaking to you then you're going to find faith engendered in your heart. Did you know that God speaks today, God has his written word once and for all settled. But then God speaks to your own personal heart and when God speaks to our personal you have a Raima from God. That's when you find faith growing in your heart and in your life. Big claimant straight. You have to hear from God in order to have faith.
Romans 1014 ask a good question put it down. Let me read to how then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard and how shall they hear without a preacher, that is, you have to hear and notably let me sharpen the focus a little bit more this verse Romans 1014 says, how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard that's my translation I'm reading from today King James, but that can be sharpen new American Standard says, how shall they believe in him whom they bother, not analyses. What's the difference pastor listen to this one says, how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard and that's because of possible translations, but it literally says, how shall they believe in him, who have not heard you see you here in order believe him. You don't just hear about him. You hear him now.
I can preach Christ today, but if all you hear is Adrian that's a lot you must hear God.
Not that I'm God.
But God takes his work, and God will speak to your heart. You have a Raima a word from the word God is speaking to you. That's the reason apostle Paul said in second Timothy chapter 1 in verse 12.
I know whom I have believed it inside I know in whom I have believed I believed him. Faith is believing God you must have faith that hears God.
Now let me say this about this faith now that Noah had the faith that he received it resulted in fear. Look at it in verse seven by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet he never seen it rain moved with fear, prepared an RBC that he was moved with fear, as some people say I don't believe in a religion based on fear. Bible religion is based on fear. Fear is the foundation of faith.
Now you know what is wrong with this generation. Today, meditate in the sentence. There is no fear of God in this generation.
I want to read an extended passage of Scripture from Romans chapter 3. I'm beginning verse 10 and I will read through verse 18 and I want you to listen to this description that I want to read to you and I want you to compare it with society today in America listen to it as it is written, there is none righteous, no not one is none that understand there is none the sink that the God they are all gone out of the way they are together become unprofitable. There is none good, no not one that throat is an open sepulcher with the times they've used to see the poison of asps is under their lips whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
Their feet are swift to shed blood destruction and misery are in their ways and the way of peace they have not known now verse 18, there is no fear of God before their eyes. All of the above is a description of a generation that does not fear God. Now put this verse that Jeremiah chapter 2 verse 19 vinyl wickedness shall correctly and by backsliding shall reprove God and that the judges we judge ourselves listen vinyl wickedness shall correctly live and by backsliding shall reprove know therefore and see that it is an evil thing in bitter that thou has forsaken the Lord by God and that my dear is not in the set. The Lord of hosts. When Noah believed God. He feared God listen. Fear and faith are inseparably linked together. Fear sees God's power and God's holiness and God's justice. They sees God's lovingkindness God's grace and God's mercy.
Therefore, the fear of God is not a cringing bread of God is love. Only it's me. I want to mention to you nine things that the fear of God for you nine things I will need descriptions very quickly. Here is the lead Scripture Proverbs 22 verse four by humility and fear of the Lord are riches and honor, and life. Let me mention some of the riches, the honor and the life that comes I fear. First of all, godly living. Proverbs 16 six by mercy and truth.
Iniquity is purged and by the fear of the Lord. Men depart from evil by the fear of the Lord.
Men depart from evil. Therefore, God limit number two godly knowledge, Proverbs 17 the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Next, godly wisdom. Proverbs 910 the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Godly content. Proverbs 15 verse 16 better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble there with next godly worship Psalm 57 but as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy, and in thy fear will I worship to a guy who attempt this morning will to be worshiping God in his fear.
Godly salvation comes through fear. Psalm 85 verse nine. Surely his salvation is nigh under them that fear him. That glory may dwell in our land, and godly confidences in the fear of the Lord.
Proverbs 14 verse 26 in the fear of the Lord is strong confidence in his children shall have a place of refuge, godly insight come from the fear of the Lord. Psalm 25 verse 14. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will show them his covenant godly deliverance come from the fear of the Lord. Psalm 33 verses 18 and 19 behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy to deliver the soul from death and to keep them alive and famine.
Now, and in my study I found minimal versus that dealt with the amenities in the Felicity's and the blessings of fear no was a man of faith because he feared the Lord listen to it again. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark. The mark of society on his last legs, is when there is no fear of God. Now God gave Noah a word of warning is the second thing I want you to see not only the warning that his faith believe, but I want you to see the work that is faith itchy. Having heard from God. He got busy now look again in Hebrews 11, number seven by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared to went door now. The Bible teaches that faith without works is dead. James two verse 20 but will now not know Ove man that faith without works is dead. God told Noah to build an ark and Noah obeyed the word believe is an old English word violet. What we really believe we live by now. Don't tell me that you have faith if you do not obey, and you have to obey. Even when you don't understand Noah not seen a flood, but at a word and healed a warrant. Where is be a great Bible teacher said faith is obeying God in spite of circumstances or consequences that if you work without faith that his presumption. If you have faith without works.
That is, pretends faith and work is power faith without works is dead.
True faith is more than intellectual believe it is believe with legs on is not what you eat is what you digest that makes you strong. It's not what you gain is what you saying that makes you rich is not what you read what you remember, that makes you learn is not what you preach but what you practice that makes you a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Noah was a man of faith, and therefore he prepared and are and he prepared an ark to the saving of his family.
Some of you are going to lose your children because your faith is a mere intellectual fate.
I'm your doctoral fate is not a practical living faith that is obeying God and your children see the difference to men in the Bible are contrasted in my mind. One is Noah and the others a lot lot is one of those miserable creatures in the Bible, and yet he was a save man. You can read about lot in Genesis chapter 19 lot moved into Sodom, the most while wicked city on the face of their and he pitched his tent toward Sodom soon became ingratiate with the people. Sodom began to live in the Fellowship of the sodomites I got a place in political office. There in Sodom. God told Lot and God worn lot as God had warned Noah, God said I'm going to destroy this place lot get your children get your family get out of here, just as God had warned Noah to get his family Bible says that a lot this backslidden miserable so-called Christian women witness to his sons and fed him because they'd seen the way they live in, got his wife Angel signature life and get out of here and flee lots wife was so filled with our love that wicked bile whirly city that she turned around and was destroyed turned into a pillar of salt. He took his daughters up into the mountain and there lot became drunk and is an incestuous relationship with his daughters. Can you imagine that lot had a safe soul, but he lost his family.
I don't want to go to heaven without all my children and my grandchildren when I want all of my children in the ark will move with fear, prepared an ark to the saving his household about friendless and make the region that does not begin at home does not begin heard about a zillion on my loved ones are the hardest ones to witness to you not telling on them. You're telling on you.
You know why that artist wants to witness to, because they know you may know you minimus need to go and say would you forgive me for the life that I've lived in front of you and don't even witness to this.
I would you have give me just forgive me I'm a Christian, but I've been a poor example, maybe watching you for a while. This is getting them later all you come back and say would you forgive me for something else will now what you want me to forgive you for I am shared with you. Most important thing on earth to me.
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