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September 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Welcome to the voice of power broadcast with Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen to King North Carolina in a postmodern culture pastor Atkins preaches an old-fashioned message under a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit, pointing, meaning winning to the truth of Scripture and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Pastor Atkins believes the body of Christ has a voice and we declare Jesus is Lord and the voice of power is a recent message from the tabernacle of willing vessels Christian center job grade Bush 43 with his disciples followed, and behold, there arose a great storm on the sea so that the boat was being swamped by waves, but he was asleep when I don't want him saying sorry boss more where parish and said to them, why are you afraid you of little faith arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a great call and the men marveled, saying, what sort of man is this, that even the women's and the sea obey the Lord bless his word. Praise God, but these were to become it to be a doctor like somebody needs to hear them today to keep call and keep on let's look at our text we got into the boat.
His disciples followed him.
And behold, there arose a great storm now I want you to highlight followed him because anytime you follow Christ and make a commitment. You can expect storms trouble adversity persecution out of nowhere arose on the sea so that the boat was being swamped by the waves body was asleep he will talk about being calm and being at peace when you can sleep through the raging storm in a boat that was probably not built like our dots today waves the Bible. The text says, was coming into the boat and the disciples were sore afraid. And they went. Verse 25 and woke him saying, save us more now that is the Clyde of humanity when the Lord grants the new birth to you, and I and regeneration takes place and we are at that moment, we are faced with the decision to place our trust in Christ or not, but you realize that after you are born again, but you have a series of decisions to make in your life you're going to have trial, tribulation, trouble storms out of nowhere and you will have to make the decision of whether you are going to trust Christ or not, whether you're going to keep calm and keep on whether you're gonna lose control. Maybe some of you are on the verge of that today we are perishing. They said verse 26 and he said to them, why are you afraid all you of little faith arose, and rebuked the winds of the sea and there was a great call now. Mark's gospel puts it like this is due to the bow of the ship and said, peace be still, and the winds and the waves immediately stopped now either live or display does not preach the so many times I've heard it preached in a way that Jesus was saying, you could have done what I did.
If you would've just had faith. I don't believe that's what he saying Jesus was revealing his power over number one sin when he came to the earth as a person of Jesus Christ had the power to forgive sin he was revealing his power over sickness and disease by healing those who were sick it was showing his power over the demonic. By casting out devils setting people free and when he got on the boat and storm arose. He was showing and revealing his power over nature itself. Now he was in no way saying to his disciples, if you would've had faith you could've done what I did to the storm and make it stop. Absolutely not. If you think that's the case, next time there's a hurricane. Why don't you just stand up and say, peace be still. The people do that kind of thing. What he saying here is that even when a storm comes out of nowhere and trouble hit your life. Everything all around to be chaos, and it is in our world today, but you can remain faithful and trusting in Christ, trusting in God because his plan is perfect. A man brought a great job in the men marveled, saying, what sort of man is this well. He was the God man was a big not only was he a flesh man but he was ultimately and truly God in the flesh, and he exhorted his authority over major college in turn with me to solve one of seven in your Bible. Psalm 107 a powerful passage of Scripture. Psalm 107 verse 23 will start their love this verse of Scripture. Psalm 23 verse from start Psalm 107 verse 23 Psalm 107 verse 23.
Some went down to the sea in ships doing business on the great water base.
All the deeds of the Lord who the Lord now many would argue that calamity doesn't come from God that trial and he's good. He doesn't give us anything bad. He doesn't bring turmoil into our lives.
I remind you that God is directly or indirectly behind everything that's happening in your life. If he's not directly doing it.
He's indirectly doing it because he's allowing it to happen if I allow someone of this pulpit to preach false doctrine. I'm not the one doing it but I'm indirectly doing it because I'm allowing it to happen because I have the power to stop it. He has the power to stop anything they could stop the wildfire. I stop hurricanes they could stop the violence in our streets and squash it all. But the question is, is a call well he's indirectly causing it because he's working things after the counsel of his own will.
Now that should give you great comfort this morning because we know he's in control. If man is in control.
It's going to be a mess and nothing will make sense ever, but the only way we can have sense out of what's going on in our world is to look to Jesus and keep calm and T-ball right all right live with me. Verse 24. His wondrous works in the D4 he commanded and raise the storm and where who did the Lord. Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven and they went down to the next step.
There are ups and downs in your life you're going to have some hot moments and some low moments.
The problem is is that when you're in the low moment you feel like you'll never get out of global you feel like it's never going to change it's never going to get any better.
And then when you're up. It's almost like well what's around the corner right to life is full of ups and downs. It's full of good news and it's full of bad news. Let's read I love this passage. Their courage melted away in the regal plight. They real and staggered like drunken men and were at bear witness in. I like that you think we coined that phrase that's right there and never felt like you are at your wits end like you had enough. Enough is enough. Never felt that way. Verse 28. Then they cried to the Lord in the tribal and he delivered them from their distress, and he made the storm. Be still in the waves of the sea were hushed.
I like that so ladies and gentlemen when there's times of anxiety and chaos, trouble and turmoil and storms and tragedy bad news out of nowhere, always remember that you know the peacemaker, the Prince of peace himself, the Lord Jesus Christ and what he speaks peace into your life. That doesn't mean circumstances change.
That just means he gives you the peace to endure and to walk and to live and to trust him now.
It's wonderful when they do change on faithful but sometimes they do the works miracles of the signs and wonders in a change of circumstances, and in various times. But a lot of times they simply just does not change the circumstance. But even in the midst of all that you can have peace that passes all understanding. In the middle of the store in the middle of a chaotic world in the middle of a chaotic family are people all the time my family dysfunction, families, dysfunctional is not family on this planet that is not dysfunctional somewhere promise. But even in the midst of all when you're at your wits in you can cry out to the Lord and the Prince of peace will speak peace into your life. You believe that shout yet. All right, so how can we remain calm and T-ball during a time like were living right there with me. John 14 quickly. John's gospel chapter 14 and were going to look at verse 15 John 14 Jesus telling his disciples that he will quickly be making an exit he's leaving her course we know. Looking back to the cross. He's planning his ultimate sacrifice for the sins of his people, and of course are distressed about this, but what he says in John 14 and verse 15 John 14 verse 15 if you love, you will keep my commandments and I will ask the father and he will give you another comforter helper. Apparently to be with you for ever and even the spirit of true, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him because he dwells with you and he shall be in you, whoever has my commandments and keeps the heat. It is who loves me and he who loves me will be loved by my father and I will love him and manifest myself to him. But you see here's the thing we Love him unless he first loved us right in the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit and he is no one who walks with us and grants us peace during troubled time during chaotic times news out of nowhere. Maybe there's someone here today and you had tragedy if you had a bad reporter or some negative news or things just haven't been going lately. You think they should be and it's just chaos baby that you may be you're on the verge and getting ready to get some buttons and when you do, I want you to remember these words that you can keep calm and keep on baby or someone who is on the verge of a panic attack all the time. I want you to remember these words keep calm and keep all because you have the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the lawn is not only with your body shall be in you and he is no one who quiets the storm in your heart and in your mind. He is the one look at verse 25 John and the things I've spoken to you that while I'm still with you, but the helper, the Holy Spirit whom the father will send in my name, he will teach you all bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you that I give you a promise today that when you put his word in your heart he will remind of his word will is a how do you memorize scripture well hide it in my heart and what I needed.
He brings it up in my spirit I can't stop could not stand here and you half of what is in my heart just off-the-cuff but when his anointing comes upon you and the help Brenda Paraclete begins to work in your life and in your heart and in your mind. He will bring those things to your remembrance, and when you feel like you're on the verge of losing all losing your mind just seems to be in your near future.
I want you to remember that the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit will bring peace to your mind. Look at verse 27 peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you not as the world gives do I get to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Now that's not a suggestion, that's a command. Peace I leave with you the ability the power to keep call and to keep on saying I will give it to and it will remain with you in the world. Well, the world just can't give that kind peace, Doug world can't grant you serenity of my just cannot know medication could give you peace. No amount of money also may make things a little easier does not grant you peace in a tragically in a store that comes out of nowhere. No amount of money the world cannot give it to have the good news world.
Well, they can't take away from you and bad news can't strip it out of your heart because it's the Holy Spirit that grant you that kind of peace, the ability to keep calm and people keep going no quit but remain calm.
How the hell of the Holy Spirit you believe that shout a man now I can't talk about peace.
Ever. Without talking about Philippians 46 through eight, where Paul is in a Roman jail and he says these words so eloquently says be anxious for nothing but a shot nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests known under God and not peace of God that passes all understanding, will keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus that he said finally brother whatever is true, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is up, plays, reports, employees were faked on these things and how can we do that number one trust in Christ. Secondly give his word in your heart. And thirdly, keep call and T-ball with the help of the Holy Spirit. The cost of our pizza medicals with this. The cost of our peace was paid by Christ. I don't say this boldly, it is non-refundable with Isaiah 53, one of my favorite passages in all of Scripture Isaiah 53 verses one through six. I would encourage you that if you're going to memorize Scripture memorize Isaiah 53 powerful portion of Scripture. The prophet, the statesman prophet himself declares these words at verse one who hath believed our report to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed, for he shall grow up before them like a tender plant, like a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or majesty that we should look at him and no beauty that we should desire.
He was despised and rejected by men. It was a man of sorrows that your sorrow but your paying. That's your heart.
It was acquainted with grief.
And as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised well. We esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our grief's, and carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. What is Isaiah saying he saying that when Jesus came to this world during his ministry during his last days on this planet.
People looked at him as someone who was cursed by God someone whom God's face was against as a blasphemer was 13 he wasn't overrun the Roman Empire and allow the Jewish nation to establish a kingdom of Iraq, which is what they were looking esteemed him cursed by God especially when they said crucified him, and the Romans that will put him on the cross because all sales cursed is every man that hangs on the 20 so what was that curse will the curse was your turmoil.
Why, because he redeemed us from the curse of the law of the inability to keep it, which produces turmoil, the ability to keep your faith cannot tell you something this morning I want you to remember this, you don't have the willpower to keep faith in Christ you don't I know you want to pat yourself on the back.
I know you I know you want within yourself safe. I did it I made an effort. I did this and you will look somebody else in the audience that you just have to make an effort you have to do it. You have to live right. You have to keep faith, but unless he gives you the power to do that you cannot cannot can't even keep the law of God, because you can keep the law of God to look in the mirror every day and say I failed look at 11th and say I failed again because you Sir you madam, you don't have power to do it on your own. You need the help of God the Holy Ghost you need the help of Paraclete, but look with me verse five.
This is the one you need to get he was wounded for our transgressions clocks for our iniquities. Now 39 times with a Roman wimp with shards of glass and stolen rocks and metal that with each/event with pieces of flesh, the size of a man's hand would fall to the ground with each/event with Isaiah is telling us what's happening and why he took that punishment for your transgression. He was crushed for our iniquities upon him was the chastisement that brought us one piece.
The ability to remain calm and to keep on the cost that's what that means there. The cost of our peace. Peace of mind. Peace in our heart because was upon him, and he paid the price he paid the price with his life that he gave so that you and I during the storms that come out of nowhere can have peace from the Prince of peace.
Let us continue, and with his stripes we are healed and Peter puts a pass to Jesus by his stripes we were healed. That means it's a done deal. The deal was sealed that he has by his stripes made us whole body soul and spirit. I believe today may hold by the stripes of Christ and can have peace verse six. All like we have sheep have grown astray. We have turned everyone to his own way. We are living in a time in America where everybody is when not everybody but the people are doing what's right in their own eyes.
That's what they're doing.
If it feels good do it if it seems right to me in my generation. That's how were going to do it because it's right to them as holy Savior and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. When Christ went to the cross with the caliber upon him was placed your sin, your sorrow, your pain, so much so that when they offered him a drug in the form of liquid murder to drink. The Bible says he rejected it or wonder why he rejected it because that would dull the pain that he had but he and all of his glory of his power was going to be sure he was going to take every ounce of pain every hurt every difficulty that you whatever face and take it on the cross and become sin so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Chrysler diversity in this verse, tears me apart.
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him. It pleased him to do it during the standard version says that it was God's wheel to put all of that pain, sin, iniquity, transgression upon his son Jesus.
That was his plan, but he's a good God that was his plan and it pleased him to do it. Why, because God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us and everyone's watching his lost Lord I pray for watching listing anybody in here today may be the turmoil you're facing is because well you have a taken Anita Christ and you haven't said yes to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Well, I want you to do that today.
I simply want you to say Lord Jesus here I am once everybody was pregnant with me, say, Lord Jesus, here I am. I'm in need of peace that I was the disciple stood up on that ship Lord I'm saying today. Save me, forgive me of my sin claims made from all unrighteousness objects where with my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord and my Savior in Jesus name Amen.
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