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Praise Your Way to Victory | Part 1

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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April 13, 2022 8:00 am

Praise Your Way to Victory | Part 1

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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Finding studios to the city of Byron Tyler he would be reborn so you will refining. Today we are in a series called victory in Jesus and we want friends to know that they can catch up on the entire series@lwf.org or at my LWF Apple great resource when you're learning about all the resources here a lover funny ministries, but today's message I'm excited about. Praise your way to victory.

Praise of verb. You know sometimes we have to pray Lord help us to praise our way to victory in the book of John. It talks about that the thief will come to steal, kill and destroy. But I've come that you may have life and have it more abundantly. Yes, I don't think I've ever heard preacher more than Adrian Rogers talk about victory right victory in Jesus and so we don't need to walk and defeat. We don't need to walk is people with no hope we don't need to walk as were waiting for the data happened right as believers in Jesus Christ.

We can claim victory right now right out of the gate.

What I think is your Rogers address that confusion when he had this to say I believe that many Christians today don't realize that victory is possible. I think that that Jesus died to forgive their sins and one day he's coming to take them to heaven and in the end, from they just have to tough it out and do the best they can, until he gets here, but the God who gave himself for us is the God who gave himself to us, that he might live his life through us and that life is a life of victory, not in the suite by-and-by but someone said in the nasty now and now we can have that victory, moment by moment, day by day and we can reign in life. This life through Christ Jesus will that's wonderful and I think I think praise or praising is very contagious. It's very infectious to other people and it's a ripple effect and so sometimes people are playing off our testimony order playing off our praise you. There's no greater victory for us as Christians tend to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those who don't know the Savior in this month of April lover finding has a wonderful resource. It's a book entitled Discover Jesus who is Jesus.

How can I know him personally.

How can I grow in him and my maturity but also how can I share him with other people.

I think that's the essence of this book for every $15 that our supporters give today they will be able to put the life-changing book Discover Jesus the author and finisher of our faith into the hands of someone truly longing for truth and for people who desire to know Jesus will receive this gift at no cost. Thanks to our partners. This book is already helped lead hundreds of people to discover Jesus for the first time, and hundreds more to discover their real and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and flat investment. Like you said only $15 can change a life well and it can also aid them as they walk in victory. Right. That's what were talking about today how to walk in victory and so we want to see other people do the same or member free for every $15 you give today will help with a copy of discover Jesus in the hands of someone who needs our Savior. Call 1877 love God. 1877 love God or LWF.org, which hearing the call for ministry services here at LWF is joint is here the studio to read some listener letters which will my favorite part of this time together Nicole welcome are you doing I am so wonderful today Byron, thank you for asking and I have brought a fantastic testimony that I know will encourage you to read it to you real quick. It says my wife and I support your ministry financially and prayerfully each month.

Upon being diagnosed with cancer in 2018 F regularly listen to Dr. Rogers.

My oncologist is a wonderful Christian and Fran and mentioned how blessed he had been by his preaching early on in my treatment and later during the pandemic. Dr. Rogers, preaching and teaching became an integral part of my daily devotion. I've been so blessed by the way, there is no evidence in my cancer. This whole experience has been such a blessing will with today's message. Praise your way to victory. Here's Adrian Rogers finding second Chronicles chapter 20.

If you are familiar with the Old Testament.

You know this is a classic passage on praise and worship about. Let me give you the background of second Chronicles chapter 20 and without trying to be facetious. It's preceded by chapter 19 and in chapter 19 is the story of a revival under good king whose name was Jehoshaphat. Now you might think that if we have revival that will be the end of our troubles. It will be better will be the front end because when we have a spiritual blessing. It is just a fact that when God opens the windows of heaven to bless us. The devil opens the doors of hell to blast us is that not true certainly is true.

If you've ever been there.

You know that the devil will fire up all of his artillery. If a revival is going on that doesn't mean that where to fold up and go away just simply means a way to stand up and pray, and we will have can have should have victory. If we learn how to praise now and look at the last verse of chapter 19 the last phrase in that verse. Here's what good king. Jehoshaphat said to the people.

He said deal courageously and the Lord shall be with the good that was a promise and that was true, but it certainly did not mean that they would not have any trouble because were going to see right after the revival, and right after this injunction to deliver courageously and to be good that comes in credible problems and so many of you here have a problem or know somebody that sent a problem when receiving okay so pay attention if you want victory. God did not cause us and call us to fail, but to be victorious and I love the New Testament it says that our Lord Jesus causes us always to trial, but sometimes always the trial.

Now let me give you what happened to good king. Jehoshaphat is one of the greatest blessings all of the Bible.

This is a magnificent chapter you will be incredibly blessed and instructed. If you will open your Bible now and follow along with me and find out what happened to good king.

Jehoshaphat and what he did about it and what you can do in similar things happen to you.

Number one notice in verses one and two that he encountered a problem in verse one and it came to pass after this.

Also that the children of Moab and the children of Ammon and with the mother besides the ammonites came against Jehoshaphat. The battle and there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying that, the great multitude against me from beyond the sea on this side, Syria, and behold they be in a liaison day man, which is I'm getting now, here's the problem.

I just have revival and then here comes the Herald essay look out you got some enemies that are coming now. You will encounter a problem, and when you encounter a problem you need to see it as it really is a blessing in disguise. I say there you go with some of that happiness talk. The preachers always give me when I have problems know a blessing in disguise.

Now let me give you better authority than Adrian Rogers. Let me give you Jane James chapter 1 verses two through four. My brother counted all joy when you fall into divers temptations. That means different kinds of trials.

Knowing this, that the triangle are the testing of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

God does not allow problems to come to you to hurt you to harm you, but to build you now Jehoshaphat learned that there were three wicked kings that were coming against him and all of us have three wicked kings that come against us and sorrow and death, and he just simply encountered a problem and that's the first thing put down big plaintiffs great. If you are a Christian or non-Christian makes no difference.

You will encounter a problem. Second thing when he encountered a problem he established a purpose look now in verses three and four and Jehoshaphat feared that doesn't mean that he was a frayed of the enemy. It means primarily that he has the fear of God and Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the Lord and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah and Judah gathered themselves together to ask help of the Lord, even out of all of the cities of Judah, they came. This is underscored twice in my Bible to see the Lord. They came together in convocation. They came together and fasting. They came together with a focus purpose to seek God, he established his purpose that he didn't do this after he tried everything else. Prayer, fasting, a focused fellowship was not his last resort.

It was his very first ball problem with many of us. We want to use God but were not as the spare tire rather than the steering wheel on way to have a spiritual blowout and see if God will come and help us rather than doing as Jesus taught us to do and is Jehoshaphat the that is to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these other things will be added to byway, why does God allow us to have problem to cause us to do exactly what Jehoshaphat did to seek him. Did you know that we never had problems most likely will we would not see God. One of the times when you've grown the most beyond this, everything was fine.

No, the times that God was the nearest and the dearest and most real to you the times when you agonized in prayer and found got to be faithful is it not true, that's when you going to trouble. That's what David said, that has been largely when I was in distress back in the garden of Eden. God told Adam and Eve cursed is the ground for your sake. Save your punishment for your welfare. Why because of Adam and Eve had continued to live in the Garden of Eden was sent in the heart than I would've thought, but God puts us in a world of heartache, tears and turmoil in order to bring us to him and when Jehoshaphat had trouble what was the next thing when he encountered a problem. He established a purpose and that purpose was to see the face of Almighty God. Now some of you are counselors, and if your counselor as I am, and others are. People come be with a problem if you help that person to solve that problem. But you do not bring that person to an encounter with God. You have miserably failed as a counselor your purposes. Counselor is not primarily to solve people's problems, but to bring people to a face-to-face encounter with Almighty God, to cause you to see all this is exactly what the Bible says in Hebrews chapter 4 verse 14 let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. It's the time of need that we come boldly to the throne of grace. What did he do he encountered a problem. What did he do, he established up purpose to seek the Lord first thing you did. He examined his past.

Look, if you will now and in verses five through seven and Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the Lord before the new court and said, old Lord God of our fathers art thou not God in heaven and was not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen, and in thine hand, is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand the now look at verse seven are not thou our God who did drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel and gave it to the seed of Abraham by friend forever. What is doing is just reviewing the past.

He's looking backward and decent God, you have all power their power over all the nations only you are the one who gave this land. Abraham you are the one who drove out the Canaanites in the past. Lord you have done it before. Now when you come to problem.

Once you establish your purpose to seek the Lord stop and think about those times when you've had difficulty before and think of those times when God was with you and God did not faze you he has never failed you and he will not fail you and what is done before you will do again what is done for others. He would do for you. He is the Lord he changes not. And God did not die for you, shed his blood for you to abandon you look back and remember those other time and see how God came through for you today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday God will take care of you encounter the problem established the purpose he examined his past and then he embraced the promise.

Look, if you will now beginning in verse eight he speaks of what God did for the ancient people in it says and they dwelt there in that is in the land that God gave them and have built this sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, if when evil cometh upon us as the sword judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house and invite presence for thy name is in this house and cry under the NR flexion then thou will hear and help. And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab amounts ear, whom thou was not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turn from them and destroy them. Behold, I say how they have rewarded us to come to cast aside by possession which thou hast given us to inherit what to say anything. Lord you gave us this land and Lord, you told us that when trouble, difficulty, pestilence, famine, enemies came Lord if we would seek your face that Lord you would hear. And Lord, that you would deliver us, and now Lord I'm holding you to. I am reminding you, Almighty God of your problems. You gave us this land in this crowd is come to kick us out of the possession Lord that you have given to us look in verse 11. Behold, I say how they reward us to come to cast us out of by possession which thou has given us to inherit a list God has given us something better than land of Canaan. God is given us victory in the Lord Jesus Christ and the devil would love to kick you out of the land of victory and have you to live in the wilderness of the feet and you will have to take you have to take. You have to get a promise from God and stand on that promise of God, you are not going to embarrass God by embracing his promise. You cannot do is matter fact I was reading today from Hebrews chapter 13 verses five and six. The really blessed me. Here's what the writer of Hebrews is saying in this passage. Let your conversation that is your behaviors. What that literally means be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have by the way, that's a good injunction for all of us. For he hath said, I will never leave the know for sake the soul that we may boldly say the Lord is my helper, I put those together, he hath said that we may boldly say find something that God has said and say it boldly.

If God says that you can say that's what Josip at did. He said God this is what you said and because you said it Lord I am going to boldly say I am not let these people take away from me that what you have given me in verse 11. It is mind they're trying to take it away from me, Lord, but you gave it to me and they cannot have it. I am standing on your promise encounter the problem established the purpose he examined his past and that what God has done.

He embraced a promise he found the promise of God and he said I'm going to stand on that promise. He had said that I may boldly say I here's the third thing you do. He exposed his powerlessness is he's not an arrogant man. This is not self-confidence. Look in verses 12 and 13 all our God will thou not judge them for we have no might against this great company that comes against us.

Neither know we want to do, but our eyes are upon the friend is on the line in my Bible.

We don't want to but our eyes are upon the and Judah stood before the Lord with their little ones, their wives and their children. Can you see them standing there with the little children sang God with God.

We got a promise from you and God. Our eyes are upon you. Our eyes not upon ourselves riser, not upon our enemy riser, not upon circumstances arise are all you Lord, if we die we going to die with our eyes on you. You think outgoing for sake people like that he can't do. They've got a promise and they are standing on the promise of God exposing their own powerlessness. We don't know what to do.

We'll have any strength but we are looking to you this afternoon when I was meditating on this verse told him came to me and I got up and got my handling just wrote these words out of it abide with me fastballs the Eventide the darkness deepened Lord with me abide when other helpers failing comforts flee help of the helpless old abide with me realizing I'm helpless. But Lord, my eyes are when you mount. Not only did he expose his powerlessness, but he enlisted there for his protection now begin if you will, in verses 14 and not following. Then upon to Hayes. You, the son of Zechariah, the son of an eye of the son of J Io, the son of Matt Anaya, a Levite of the sons of Asaph came the spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation and he said here's a man now the God spirit comes upon him, and he says parking the all Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou King Jehoshaphat, thus saith the Lord, do you be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude for the battle is not yours bought the Lord battle to be underscored. It is in my Bible, Tamara, go ye down against them, and behold they come up by the cliff of Z and you shall find them at the end of the brook before the wilderness of the general and you shall not need to fight in this battle set yourselves stand. He still and see the salvation of the Lord with you all Judah and Jerusalem.

Fear not, nor be dismayed tomorrow go out against them for the Lord will be with you what he does now as he exposes his powerlessness. He at this time engages our list his own protection, and God is saying to him through this matter. By the way I love this. The spirit of God comes upon one man in the congregation that man stands up to encourage all of the rest of the take the promise of God and make it live in their hearts got evident that the present have you been in the problem and and some preacher on some songs are some Scripture are some of the book has just taken the word of God and made it alive to you makes it vibrant to you makes it real to you and God just speaks to you and God says it's going to be all right I the battle is not yours Jehoshaphat by the way, the battle never has been hours it doesn't depend upon our ability. It depends upon his ability and our response to his ability, which is our response ability to depend upon him that he enlisted his protection and then as we sharpen the focus look at this, he engaged this preparation is getting ready for battle. Now notice what he does in verses 18 and 19, and then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground and Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord worshiping the Lord whenever you have any kind of a problem any kind of a battle, any kind of a situation, you establish your purpose to seek God you get a promise from God's panel that promise. Let the Holy Spirit of God make that promise rearview and then you just simply began to worship God. It would be a great day when we learned that worship comes before either workable that we must worship in coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important message but maybe today you have questions about who Jesus really is what he means to you how to place your faith fully in what he did for you on the cross.

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