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Overcoming A-B-C-D with R-S-T-U-V

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January 29, 2021 7:00 pm

Overcoming A-B-C-D with R-S-T-U-V

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While it’s natural to be over-impacted by the present experience, it seems like we are living in a transformative moment in world history. While there have been clear signs for decades of spiritual compromise in the church and moral decay in the country, and while Christians know what the end of the Book says about the coming godless globalism, events of the past year have made great strides toward that destination.

Whether it’s government consolidation of power with COVID, false accusation of racism for anyone who opposes the mainstream perspective, a potentially stolen presidential election, and a new administration imposing everything against God and traditional America, many Christians are suffering from a case of the ABCDs.

Anxiety or Anger about what is taking place.

Bitterness over what has become of our country

Confusion over what the truth is election fraud

Discouragement or Despair for the future.

Just us this week on The Christian Worldview as we discuss overcoming ABCD with RSTUV!

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Coming ABCD with RSTUV topic going to discuss today right here on the Christian worldview radio program for the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news of Jesus Christ and David Weidner hosted our website is the Christian well.

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As we discussed some acronyms here ABCD overcoming that with RST you will explain what that means in a minute. Now while it's natural to be over impacted by our present experience. It seems like we are living in a transformative moment in world history. While there have been clear signs for decades of spiritual compromise in the church, and moral decay in the country and will Christians know what the end of the book says about the coming godless globalism events of the past year seem to have made great strides toward that particular destination. Whether it's the government consolidation of power over COBIT 19 weather is the false accusations of systemic racism for anyone who opposes the mainstream perspective that America is a horrible country and at its core racist. Whether it's a potentially stolen presidential election for a new administration imposing everything against God in traditional America.

Many Christians are suffering from a case of the ABCD's as in anxiety or anger about what is taking place in our country be bitterness over what has become of our country see confusion over what the truth is about something like election fraud or COBIT 19 ND discouragement or despair about that. The future of our nation. So to answer the first question why is there so much ABCD anxiety or anger, bitterness, confusion in discouragement.

Why think the answer to that is pretty clear those who believe in traditional America with its Christian-based worldview versus what were being sold now. Today was become very prominent today with multiculturalism.

That means no ways particularly better than the other secularism that sent away from Christian-based thinking and also relativism there's no objective truth, so that were gone away from the Christian-based fabric of morality those who believe in individual liberties enshrined in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, with freedom of religion and speech and freedom to assemble the right to bear arms on those who believe in American exceptionalism that we need to be a nation not part of a global community that we need to protect her borders that we need to focus on prioritizing this country and our people. First, those who believe in equal opportunity versus what we hear today, called equity, which is equal outcomes.

Those who believe in that traditional America love the country as it was founded and as it once was, and millions of people in this country shed their blood. They sacrificed their lives for the values of that traditional America yes slavery and racism was a blight on the history of this country as it has been on most every country around the world, but it has been overcome here in America and it doesn't at all compare to the Holocaust.

The literal holocaust of abortion is taken place in this country sick over 60 million babies aborted in their mother's wombs so people love have love this country as it was in traditional Americans include biblical Christians, not not leftist Christians but biblical Christians also includes political conservatives.

Some libertarians or the rural people in this country rather than urban, it's the working class more than the investing class. All of those groups I think are in various states of ABCD anxiety, bitterness, confusion, and discouragement about what is taking place in our country right now. I think there's a similar dynamic to Old Testament Israel. I was recently reading and that the book of first Kings as we see it in that book, how Israel goes through the division of the country between Judah in the south and Israel in the north of the country is divided and then the successive kings Israel demands a King and they get a king in the Kings don't work out well, such as Saul goes to David. It was a good king, mostly because of Solomon. He turns away from the Lord than all the kings after that it's it just goes into a spiral downward as the king and the people turn away from the true king with a K God himself and says in first Corinthians 16 just gives an example of the success in the 38th year of a set king of Judah, Ahab, son of Omri became king of Israel is the northern kingdom and he reigned in Samaria over Israel. 22 years, Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him. He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam was the first king of of Israel in the North, but he also married Jezebel, daughter of F. Bell, King of aai Doney and's and begin to serve bail and worship him. She Ahab set up an altar for bail in the temple of bail that he built in Samaria. Ahab also made an Asher pole and did more to arouse the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel then did all the kings of Israel before him that some first Kings 16 now this is a repeating theme here at cycle one King comes and he does evil and the next thing king, and he does more evil and there is an increasing wickedness of the rulers back in the Old Testament Israel and of the people as well who follow them.

There's the occasional good king but it's rare. And then eventually there is this division of the kingdom that had occurred, and finally the enslavement of nation with a come and get taken over by God uses a foreign ungodly power actually to come and take them over.

It's like Romans what God gives them over, God gives them over as it repeats in Romans one, so there's this increasing wickedness and I think this is the case in America. With each succeeding presidency by member during the presidency of Milo Obama Christians were to shocked at the fact that he was able to change the definition of marriage, not to be just one man and one woman, but now it's enough you two men can get married to women can get married is going against what God established in the early part of Genesis even that one thing just completely redefined the family. Now we are at another administration. Here, the Biden administration that's going to be increasingly as it was back in the Old Testament time increasingly wicked and increasingly putting out things that are against God and his word and give him some of those things today. See look back on the last USA the past 12 months. We look at some examples of what it's COBIT. 19.

As I mentioned earlier, this is been a pretense for government consolidating taking power, making arbitrary decisions on what they deem essential versus what's not so Home Depot of course is essential. But churches are not so Christians can't meet in churches through the ruination of small businesses that the big businesses in this country. Google and Facebook and Amazon is an incredibly well during this COBIT lockdown but small businesses and restaurants and so forth. They aren't even able to be open to have customers you have the accusations of systemic racism and anyone who disagrees with as after called a racist, you have massive allegations of election fraud that really haven't been fully investigated. People are frustrated over that. Then you have this new Biden administration that in just the first week or so is dismantling everything that's godly and good for America. The one of his first executive orders was to mandate that those who are transgender and other words of a sale boy who thinks she's a girl mandating that they should be able to use the restroom of the choice of boys. Biological boys can use the girls restrooms biological boys who think their girls can compete in girls or women sports and thereby defeating easily because of physiological differences girls in sports and by the way, if you don't agree with that, though the lilt enshrined in law so you'll be persecuted and prosecuted if you don't go along with it has been a silencing of opposing views abortions being expanded. Of course at the great sacrament of the left. Just this week, New Mexico had a Senate committee approved abortion up to the date of birth in a 5 to 3 vote is truly just again another step forward of increasing wickedness and just. Also this week that the president Biden committed to study the Supreme Court member. We talked about some packing. The Supreme Court, with more people to get it more bent to the liberal side will he's Artie committed to a study of that since the Americas like a walled city back again in the time of the Old Testament that has been breached. The enemies surrounding it.

They've come up with a broken down the wall and not only that, but you have leaders on the inside who are aiding the enemy on the outside and it's all a pretty difficult challenging situation. The amount of God, rejection truth to nihilism it's infiltrated every major institution in this nation and things are now falling very quickly before her eyes were it's the political world through big tech Internet Google Facebook conspiring together to not allow any descendents of of leftist thought. Corporations are on board with this, of course, the educational system is so got ungodly the media of course is complicit in all this, entertainment industry, even the, the, the false religion establishment and in this country is all on board. In this headlong rush of rejecting God rejecting his truth to transform America. You take all of this and for those who are biblical Christians.

They see what's going on in like Old Testament prophets lamented you read the Old Testament prophets, and you see how they lament and there is an outcry against the spiritual condition of Israel, so biblical Christians today are doing the same day. In some ways, have the ABCDs, the anxiety, the bitterness, the confusion, the despair, the discouragement about what is happening to the contrary.

They've logged in and also to the church to a degree as well and it's worse than ever because our nation seems more hopeless than ever now and now.

Not only that, it appears that we have lost our ability to to change the future through the loss of free and fair elections. This was really the the Freudian slip of all Freudian slips made by then candidate Joe Biden were in a situation where we have put together and you guys did dinner for our admission to Pres. Obama's administration. Before this, we put together. I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud position in the history of American politics. I have no idea what he was trying to say there obviously wasn't trying to say that but to say we put together the most asked extensive voter fraud program in the history of US politics while well that was pretty clairvoyant because it sounds like it seems like that's exactly how it has turned out to be in this particular last election that we received quite a few emails after Alaska programs. We brought up the topic of election fraud and there's been a lot of ABCD anxiety, bitterness, confusion and despair over this past election.I brought up some questions that I think need to be answered from this past election we seen all the evidence we've heard about the eyewitnesses it's extensive Pres. Trump went over in his speech the rally that day in January. Sixers reports done on it. Lots of conservative outlets have made very extensive investigations of it. So the question is will if that's the case, and there's been so much widespread fraud. Why aren't there arrests of the criminals who pulled off this fraud.

Why have there been no legal victories that prove that fraud change the outcome of the presidential election. Why are there so many hundreds is that over a thousand sworn affidavits from individuals. Why aren't those compelling enough to hold court cases. Why aren't Republicans conducting investigations in their own states or in the US Congress will apparently they have in certain areas. A sharp listener told me that there have been some of those in various states, but apparently they haven't been able to gain much traction from those hearings wire that the president's main supporters in the media not continue to pound the drama and election fraud with another listener. I email it to say that the people like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingram, and Tucker Carlson at Fox have been told not to keep on pushing those narratives of election fraud because the higher ups the that the root the those who run the company, aren't conservative.

They don't want those things continually let out.

I don't know if that's true or not. Why did VP Mike pence was a great supporter of Donald Trump, a professing evangelical Christian. Why didn't why did he certify the electors on January 6 in the Senate.

If you believe there was really widespread fraud. So those are the questions that I I brought up last week and we had many emails. As a result of them and and it's it's hard to get to the truth on this. The allegations are there that compelling is some very credible so Wisner the truth the Christian worldview. David Wheaton returns in just a moment.

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An interview this week with Sidney Powell. You probably remember her. She was one of the attorneys for Pres. Trump steamer on along with Rudy Giuliani, Jen Ellis and others that was working on investigating these these claims of election fraud and that she gave an interview with a news outlet called skyline news were she was asked these questions and apply to back to back soundbites from Sidney Powell which I think gives an update and some insight as to where things stand now, you will be leaving all challenging actual ground of the election, including hundreds of pages of the document David showed that the election was indeed 1,000,900 100,000 ballot was she not one other thing, collecting and even though we had to drop the court did not act efficient time holding the meaning no longer viable. Electors had Artie been paid is that we are looking at other options for litigation. There is only to be running the American people are entitled to my getting to the truth and help me on the right track and target Sidney Powell, a very highly respected attorney for Pres. Trump. I don't think she's working for him now, but was and is really trying to delve into proving the election fraud by the way, it's not good enough for her.

She's an attorney.

She knows that these allegations have to be prove these criminal allegations have to be proved in court. They can't just be passed between people on the Internet and Facebook and so forth. There needs to be proof in court for there to be any lasting change.

I don't think it's going to be able to affect this past election. Pres. Biden is now the president I'll think we can go back on that, but for there to be any meaningful truth on this past election and then changing election laws going forward so that never happens again. She knows and that has to be the case, and so some of the key, though, the court case issues that had timed out Carson's Bidens inaugurated. They are hearing them within the interviewer from skyline news brings up the question that I've heard from many listeners is that what was so much evidence, why aren't the courts taking these cases. Why haven't there been victories in in the courts if if the evidence is so obvious what is going on here use cases that you understand what you think the problem is why beginning in the year to date and when what she just said there is a very distressing scenario that the court system has deteriorated so much that she didn't seem to confident that they're going to be able to get fair hearings I can take the time right now be, but we have this article linked on our website by Mark Alexander, he's the editor of the patriot Post. They were an excellent conservative publication online. He wrote a column titled the laughs bulk mail ballot fraud strategy and I I sent this to a couple listeners as we could, who had responded to the program Lasix. I think it goes a long way toward explaining what happened, but probably likely happened with the fact because of covert, 19, there was a whole new system of voting put into effect this year that the Democratic Party took advantage of all the early mail-in ballots.

Ballots were sent out by that literally by the millions. And they organized together to have these millions of bulk mail votes filled out, turned back in and it really made a lot of room for people who had never voted before be able to vote who wouldn't vote vote or to actually take these ballot and fraudulently use them and it's very very difficult to try to untangle that after the fact LOL just read one paragraph from the column. This is the year that Democrats figured out how to rig elections universally taking their cue from Barack Obama and his former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who declared you don't ever want to good crisis to go to waste. It's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. Leftists have masterfully use the Chinese virus crisis as national justification for their male vote ground game.

The objective into 2020 was to register millions of new victims in group identity constituents who are politically informed or engaged in many states.

Registrations require only the loosest criteria for identification. So he goes on in this is a good article you should read it. The bottom line here is there's really only three options about election fraud and all say something very ominous about where we are. They they give us the ABCDs again, anxiety, bitterness, confusion in disillusionment or discouragement or despair you fill in your own D number one first option is Biden one by voting fraud and it's going to be very difficult if not impossible to prove, and will likely be repeated in the future. And as we did a program and that's the end of our constitutional Republic would now become a banana republic. We can't trust our elections. We don't have the will of the people anymore. That's one option. The second option is that these courts who won't cure these cases, even though there's credible and massive evidence that Sidney Powell was saying that the court situation has deteriorated so much what that's a really bad ominous situation option as well to. It's like the end of the Republic.

Again, you don't have the rule of law where credible crimes there is no ability to litigate them. That's a bad option with the third option is well. Perhaps actually Joe Biden didn't did win fairly all those ballot that went out they were filled out fairly and now we have a people problem because enough people in this country.

A majority of the electorate actually believes that the worldview of Joe Biden is going to be good for this country. This is the. The Romans one scenario that God gave them over to two did disillusionment basically that their ungodly policies of this this administration not only stick their finger into the eyes of God with our summer going to help our our country in the process. Now I want to transition from why there is so much ABCD, anxiety, bitterness, confusion and despair discouragement right now how to overcome that with another series of letters RSTUV when we get to what those letters mean in a second, but the wrong way the wrong solution to overcome the ABCD is to have some sort of false optimism you you hear this a lot. While this is America after all that the pendulum will swing back democracy eventually gets a rights that the will of the people.

This is not the correct way to think about this. There's is no guarantee in any of those things as good as common error refrains that you that you hear Pastor John MacArthur gave a message or a sermon last week at his at his church, talking about democracy and going back in his Scripture and finding out what Scripture actually says about democracies with a hint here, is it says nothing about it may shock you. The Bible doesn't advocate democracy. The Bible doesn't mention democracy by will comment on democracy. The Bible doesn't define the democracy. There is no place in all of the Bible where you even find democracy there is no country revealed in Scripture.

What existed, it is never affirmed by God that would John MacArthur against a look let's get the idea of somehow democracies are are sacrosanct in the American democracy.

It's been around for 200 and some years and seem to be around forever. There is the power to the people and things are going to work themselves out. He's exactly right. There's nothing about democracy in Scripture is that the perfect form of government is only one perfect form of government.

That's the a theocratic monarchy when Christ rules over this this world during the time of the millennium that will be the perfect government of mankind.

All other types of government they all eventually fail because of the sinfulness of man, just that democracy is is a very good form of government are our constitutional Republic because again it separates power more puts more power to the people and so it takes longer to fail because it takes more people to reject God.

We've all heard the coat with a quote by John Adams.

He said our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. So even democracies is what he saying is, once the people get corrupted and once their immoral and their irreligious it doesn't work anymore because all of a sudden they start to vote themselves in a direction away from God, not Dennis Prager. I bring them up once in a while the program and he's not a Christian.

He's actually he's axing Orthodox Jews a universalist abuses many ways to God that he talked about the fact that there is a rub between that the human nature of man and how a constitutional republic can keep going. Here's what he said. The problem is was found. The only country in the history of the world to be founded on the belief that we should have limited government, there were kings and princes. There were dictatorships with theocracies that America came and said no because the government the smaller the citizen was like a small government citizen. The left is like the rest of the world.

Let's keep the government bigger and bigger and that's what we are seeing and the reason Josh is the reason that Americans accept this is something I have understood my whole life.

People do not yearn to be free, but hearing to be taken care of yeah and that's a very important point. I think a truthful point. She just made people year and to be not to be free, but to be taken care of.

In other words, people will embrace a guarantee in life rather than opportunity or incentive to go above and beyond and do a little better if you promise them were going to give you free education were going to give you a place to live.

We are going to give you free Internet government will pay for your healthcare were also going to give you childcare for free guarantee you a job or a minimum wage. All these different things that governments going to give you in return for your gonna lose some opportunity to improve you be guaranteed things, but you won't have opportunities on the upside, or incentive to really do well beyond what government guarantees you. People will generally accept that, even if it means a loss of personal choice and freedom. This goes to that point, the old point about when people discover that they can in the democracy when they can vote there is in power that will support them financially.

That's where things go awry and that's what that's what the Democratic Party knows today. They try to get as many identity groups. Many people dependent on on government as possible so they get a perpetual voting block forever and there's a fly in the ointment of democracy is that that human nature of wanting to be taking care of rather than wanting to be free and have individual liberties that gets in the way so it's this this corruption did this in an inside man that can lead to even a democracy becoming corrupted not working way back at the beginning of time in Genesis chapter 6 it says now the earth was corrupt and that means people were corrupt in the sight of God and the earth was filled with violence, and God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt for humanity had corrupted its way upon the earth is because the the sin nature and the corruption inside all of us that no form of government actually works for the long run.

And then, even when things go badly and things are working man still doesn't return to God and so in that message that John MacArthur was was giving he he talked about that she's talked about the fact that here Israel, the nation of Israel, chosen by God. God himself was there their king and in time. They looked at the nations around them, then they had some judges for a time and so forth, and eventually said turning to God in repentance and faith and obedience in following the true King with the K God himself. Their creator, the one who had chosen them the one who led them out of Egypt miraculously through the 10 plagues in the Passover and parted the Red Sea and they escaped from Pharaoh and his whole army was destroyed and they went to the wilderness for 40 years. He was leading them in a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night and gave the man then water from the rock in the 10 Commandments and they crossed the Jordan River. They come into the promised land. The walls of Jericho fall down and they start to displace all the nations in the promised land and they take it over and then what are they do, they demanded a human king just as the nation of Israel. The religious leaders during the time of Christ. When they had a choice between their Messiah Jesus and Barabbas who they choose, they choose the criminal, the insurrectionist Barabbas instead of the son of God.

John MacArthur talks about this in that sermon and how sin makes us stupid and make you stupid make you make stupid choices about leadership who trades in the eternal God for a tall dark handsome stupid donkey finder who wants to hide in the baggage he was referring to that the first king of Israel there, King Saul, who was was cowering didn't want to be introduced before he was inaugurated king. So why did God allow this is a judgment understand that is a judgment if you want to king give you King give you the King that will show you how foolish you are, to turn from God.

Saul is the antiquing is the illustration of the worst kind of ruler that's God's whole point Saul was a complete disaster, and he was so whenever we put our trust in democracy, or the next president. This is the wrong response to the ABCDs is to put our our hope, our trust in some human leader or people democracy in general. The Christian worldview returns in just a moment. Here's a voicemail from Jerry that she left for Dr. Mark Weeden at Lakeside sports and pain clinic called IM that I really like everything will be back to normal. Barry and Pat help people. Another grateful patient for relief from chronic pain to get relief from your pain. Dr. we clinic at 952-5930, 500 will go to Dr. Mark 952-5930, 504 Dr. there's an abundance of Christian resources available at the reality is that many of them even some of the most popular lead to a sound and strong faith is only one perfect book. The key aim of the Christian worldview is to identify and offer resources that are biblically faithful and deep in your walk with God in our online store. We have a wide range of resources from all ages, adult and children's books and DVDs, Bibles and devotionals, unique gifts and more so browse our store and then Christian and find enriching resources for yourself, family, friends, small group or church.

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They put their trust their faith in Jesus Christ day, or even if they don't do that. At least if they have a reverence and respect for God as there was much more in earlier days of America. That's when they'll be peace and stability and blessing in a country and John MacArthur went on to say that when you have leadership who mocks God as those Old Testament kings of Israel. Did they they rebelled against God, they worship they worship false idols. They led the people into immorality.

They had wicked policies. That's what causes God to to give them over. It's a form of judgment, and this is what he said about Joe Biden with the policies. The wicked policies he promotes. Once he signed an executive orders right away. Transgender is and all the rest that are coming our way. Don't put your hand the Bible and then mock God for six when they came to the threshing floor of make those who reached out toward the ark of God took hold of it for the oxen nearly upset.

It started topple off the ark, so as a reached out to study it for seven the anger of the Lord burned against God struck him down there for his irreverence and he died by the ark of God, say something, you better be careful when you put your hand on God.

I thought of that in that inauguration, you can say whatever you want to say but when you touched your when you place your hand on the throne of God because God is enthroned in his word and you place your hand on the word of God and pledge to do the very things could blaspheme his name to talk about a high risk action posited was what he thought was showing some respect. That is what you respect want your obedience. Don't tell me that you advocate the slaughter of babies in the womb. Don't tell me you want to destroy masculinity-femininity marriage. Don't tell me you want to fill the world with LGBT Q people in leadership you want to justify transgender activity. Don't tell me you want to invite more Muslims in represent a religion from hell and then put your hand on the throne of God. Very strong words from Pastor John MacArthur very truthful words as well. So that's the wrong solution.

We talked about to the AB CDs have a false optimism to trust in democracy to her to get a human king to think that change leadership's going to help the right solution according to God's word is RST UV and that stands for regeneration, sanctification, trust in the number four put 22 words together and unquestionable victory based on the fact of who God is the sovereign omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, infallible king of the universe who promises he will have the victory in the end doused Qubec the first one regeneration. The difference between being saved and unsaved is all the difference in the world and in eternity.

Regeneration means being born again as Jesus told Nicodemus in John chapter 3 that you must be born again. It's regeneration it's spiritual birth going from my unbeliever or nonbeliever to a believer in Christ through putting your faith in the person and work of Christ. That's when you're born again are regenerated. We all have a physical birthday but only those who put their faith in Christ have eight spiritual birthday and I took some passages from Romans chapter 8 and just watch how one fits into the other cell starts out with regeneration because once you are regenerated. That's going to give you the ability to overcome the anxiety, the bitterness, the confusion, the discouragement, because when you're saved you receive. The Bible says the Holy Spirit who gives you gives the believer discernment gives the believer wisdom and gives the believer a hole beyond this world says in Romans chapter 8 for those who are according to the flesh of unbelievers. They set their minds and the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the spirit believers are the regenerate they think about the things of the spirit for the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. See the difference. Huge difference because the mindset in the flesh is hostile toward God for does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God see the difference. There those who are in the flash.

Those are unregenerate, there can look at our current world situation to situation American have ABCDs, anxiety, bitterness, confusion, despair.

As believers we should not goes on in verse nine says, however, you are not in the flesh but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him. So regeneration is that that first step into having a new heart, a new mind that's being transformed by the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, there is the art was move on to the switches sanctification. Once you're saved once you're born again.

The call for the believer is to live a holy life. For God's glory, even in the midst of evil days again back in Romans H is continuing on in that passage Romans eight verse 12. So then brethren so then that now what brother now that you're saved now. What we are under obligation not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, you don't go back to your old way of living for.

If you are living according to the flesh, you must die. But if by the Holy Spirit, you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. If you are living a sanctified life. A life set apart for God service you will live for all who are being led by the spirit of God, these are sons of God. We just talked about that for you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again should have no fear of going back into slavery to sin, but you have received a new spirit of adoption you been adopted into God's family and as sons by which we cry out Abba father.

We go from being alienated from God to being one of God's children will recall him basically I think Abba means daddy there's a close relationship there. We live a holy life, be holy, for I am holy. Even in the midst of dark days that is still the focus which brings us 2.3 R regeneration S sanctification and now T trust. This is a big one.

You can be saved and you can be striving with God's help to be sanctified, but you also still need to live by faith or trust day by day, trusting that God is sovereign and not only your own life but also the affairs of life, the affairs of mankind moving forward in Romans chapter 8 it says and we know this is a well-known verse in Scripture. And we know believers know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. So no matter how bleak things look here in America. Or maybe in your church or that the current situation whose occupying the power in this country.

We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose for this is not outside God's purview.

This is not outside God's plan and in fact God is orchestrating what is going on for his purposes. He is leading you know people think they're rejecting and pushing away from him, or getting your own way through actually getting their own way in bringing about what God is going to bring about in the end that's how sovereign and unbelievable God is, he even takes the sinfulness of mankind in turns things together to good to work for his good and his plan that's amazing. Which brings us to the. The fourth one.

Roy combined the you and the V and I tell this one unquestionable victory. This is the hope that all believers can have in this comes from Romans toward the end of that chapter 8 it says there Paul concludes by like a summary, what shall we say to all these things. If God is for us, who is against us, but he who did not spare his own son, but delivered him over for us all, how will she not also with him freely give us all things.

Who will bring a charge against God's elect.

God is the one who justifies. Who is the one who condemns Christ Jesus is he who died, yes rather who was raised who was at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us who will separate us from the love of Christ will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword and I'll add a couple more will the Biden administration with a the wicked policies of the left and the answer is no, just as it is written, it says in verse 36 Romans eight for your sake we are being put to death all day long.

We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered old. What would a bleak outlook right. Verse 37, but in all these things we overwhelmingly conqueror through him, through God, who loved us and then Paul concludes this way, which is what gives us victory whelp was over overcome the ABCDs, the anxiety, the bitterness, the confusion, the despair, he says, for I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. That pretty much summarizes any anything that comes her way that causes us to have those ABCDs.

All of it is overcome nothing. We are unquestionably victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord. That is the footing the war footing. That is how we stand firm in knowing that we have great hope even in the midst of watching around us. What we are seeing falling apart in a country that yes we do love and in a place that we don't want to see the direction go that it is going, but we know that God will cause all things to work together for good, and we would do have unquestioning victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. And by the way, all of this as taking place has has no impact on the success of the church. Christ will build his church no matter what is going on the world and that's also what John MacArthur said in that sermon she say will done the church and need freedom of religion to move forward no in no way does any political law aid or hinder the church of Jesus Christ. We are a separate kingdom. Jesus said, my kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this were my servants would fight, we would fight if the kingdom were of the world to make sure we got our space in the world, but this is not a kingdom that is part of this world. This is the kingdom of another world. The church does not need help from Washington or any other government when Jesus said I will build my church and the gates of Hades the gates of hell will not prevail against it. He assured all the forces of evil that would be relentlessly against the church. The gates of hell would never be able to afford his purpose. In fact, nothing will be able to thwart the purpose of God. So I get it. It's easy to fall into those ABCDs. The anger, the anxiety that bitterness the confusion, the despair and discouragement about what is taking place in our country and that doesn't mean we shouldn't be sad nor lament or even have some righteous anger watching our leadership, shake their fists in the face of God need to be very careful with that will know that doesn't turn into self-righteousness need to remember what we were before you came to saving faith. We were dead in our trespasses and sins. We lived according to our flesh so we really shouldn't be too surprised when the unregenerate act like the unregenerate but above all we need to focus on that RST you first regeneration. If you have been born again, as Christ commands us. We have been forgiven. We have been given eternal life.

We been given hope even in the midst of a fallen world.

If you haven't been regenerated or born again, I would just encourage you to go to our website the and read our most visited page on the site. What must I do to be saved. That explains how you can enter into a right relationship with God. Then there's the S believers need to focus on sanctification striving to live for God's glory striving to live more like Christ. Even the Mets of evil days the T the trusting God in his sovereignty for everything that's going on. This is not how he's not wringing his hands in heaven worrying about what the Biden administration is going to do know he's using it to move history toward his aunt and finally the unquestionable hope the unquestionable victory. I should say that we have through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Your life my life and our well-being are peace in life does not need to be dependent should not need to be dependent on what is going on in our fallen, sinful world, but we should know that like it says in Romans eight it's in all these things we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let's have that as our mentality. Let stand firm. Based on that in the midst of it. Let's try not just to circle the wagons around ourselves, but to pray for him. Look for intake opportunities to communicate God's gospel in his truth in love, to a world that desperately needs it because we do live in a changing and darkening America, but take courage and take hope Christian, there is one thing we can always trust in and count on especially when those ABCDs get us down. The Bible says Jesus Christ and his word are the same yesterday today and forever.

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