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Well here what you have here when it refers to fighting go over to verses 10 through 14 and he was in the world and the world was made by him in the world knew him not. He came into his own and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory is the glory of the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth. And so here we see that the Lord Jesus. And this is what is called the hypostatic union and an what that is.
That's the process of how the Lord Jesus was was fully God and at the same time he was fully human without the attributes or characteristics of his deity passing over to his humanity or those of his humanity passing over to his deity, because had any of the attributes of his humanity passed over into his deity that he would be less than God, he would be less than God and of course if any of the attributes of his deity were passed over into his humanity.
Then he would be more than human, more than human. So the process was how they were separate and that he was both God and man. At the same time without any of the attributes of his deity, passing to his humanity or vice versa. And so here it also explains it that he was the only begotten that means he was unique. The only one of its kind.
In other words, he was basically commissioned by the father and this is a one time happening. It could never ever happen again and so here I want to go now as to over to Genesis 1 and again referred referring to right now is God is the creator. Again, the title of the message was our God is an awesome God and that we go to Genesis chapter 1 and in verse 26 we read and complete my pages support here and God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that could with the blood in the earth, so here no that word image. There has a couple above definitions actually. Of course one. This is one of the definitions but as we got in our image and our likeness is reflection. Let us make a man is a reflection of God. In other words, when God made us much much lower. We were not a duplicate of God, but we were a type of shadow and if you will would be in a better war again like I said here even though reflection is used here and so what is it me, but will God is the triune God, you have the father the son and the Holy Spirit in we see that and we see here. First of all there's a lot of speculation on to God is speaking to well the first person of the Trinity, God the father speaking to the son and the Holy Spirit, from Genesis to Revelation, we see this receipt God the father giving the marching orders God the son carried them out in the Holy Ghost providing a power in the waves. It will that's the pecking order. There now even though when it came to the marching orders God the father the son and the Holy Ghost did not and that order and deity as far as their deity goes. They were all equal. And we as we go through this will see this. I just like for example when as we go through this here and were made after them another cry.
Human beings begin and we mankind were made as triune Institute. We have a body and a soul in the spirit. But here God the father was speaking to the son, and to the Holy Spirit. Now there are those that the thing will know who he was actually speaking the Angels know he wasn't speaking to angels because first of all, angels were not made in the image of God. Angels were not made an image of God and man was made in the image of God, and we know that Christ is the creator so we know he's referring to Christ. We know that the Holy Ghost provides the power and so here again we are made in the image and another thing to England people out there those people as they will. You and I don't know if I don't know if there's like and believe there's a God and ask yourself this.
Why do we look the way we look, why do we have one head two eyes two ears to arms to legs. Why do we. Why do we look when we peer. We are there had to be a prototype that had to be a prototype and here's the answer right here. There is no greater source of completely and totally an authoritative and accurate information anywhere in existence.
Other than this this Bible right here. This is the most authoritative, the most accurate source of information in in all of existence.
And so here you have an eyewitness account you have God the creator himself. No vote for thousands of years.
What I'm telling you is been told and the Lord Jesus himself said heaven and earth will pass that his words will never ever pass away.
So in this example we get to things. One, the creator. We we take a look at Christ is the creator and we also see the of the Godhead here and we see the Trinity is in full view of the Trinity in both these passes John and Genesis. But now let us go over to Colossians chapter 2 and over in Colossians chapter 2 and I'll get there in a moment versus six through 10 now here as we take a look at verse nine means that there's all of God in a human body and when we know Jesus Christ. We need not seek God by any other means through well through manner through the prophets, or has we take a look at well. For example, one of the theories looked limit redescription that I go back and I'll do some commentary starting with verse six as you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you and him rooted up built up in high and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, and after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ for him to well of the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. No here as we see what is he talking about here, well again as we look at this only see beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, and after the rudiments of the world. Well, at the time that this was written. Gnosticism was on the move and of course the apostle Paul had his run-ins with mouse now Masters means the word Gnostic means that I know having knowledge of knowing when they say where an agnostic and how many times have you heard people say that that means they don't know anything.
That means they have no knowledge and here now as we take a look at that, the Gnostics, who had had to 62 made six and they were directly opposed to each other in the sense that one one second believe this is your spiritual being.
Since you are spiritual beings who had to abstain from anything material you couldn't, you had to eat as little as possible. Where's few close as possible touch it. Everything material touches the least amount of material things as possible even breathe as little as possible know.
They also believe that by doing this you could ascend upon the stairway to heaven if you will that there was that you as you went through this you to send level to level in some actually believe that it would be possible at some point even reach the same level as the Lord himself, which was absolute foolishness. The whole idea and so in fact and in this sect of Gnostics. They believe that if you touch a woman with whatever fingers you touch that woman with heat they took and they would burn those fingertips off because women were unclean and I will wonder what they thought of their mothers. I guess with the now.
The other group of Gnostics were were different.
They were completely diametrically opposed.
They they believe that since we were spiritual beings that nothing material could have any effect on them at all, so they believe that you could eat all you want, you can drink all you want, you can have as much a list of sexes you want and none of this could have any effect on them because they were spiritual and the material world could could not affect them so in both of these categories. They were both pretty far off. They were both completely wrong.
So here no and he are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. Well let me go back for an end will of all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And so we see here. You, Paul asserts Christ's deity all the fullness of the Godhead bodily music Christ there is in all, there is all God and one human body and so in fact addictively. We look here we see that one of the strongest statements about the divine nature of Christ's phone anywhere is the okay of course, is that it is he is God. In John 1030 and also 38 in John 1245 and John 14 one through 11 so he's not only reflects guy but he reveals God to us now.
Here again we see that because as we take a look at this again we see that when Thomas asked the Lord Jesus, when are we going to see the father of the Lord Jesus that when you saw me tie was how often you see me you seen the father okay and so here again we see also in here the Christ alone holds to the answer to the meaning of life itself. He is the unique source of knowledge and power in the Christian life, and that no Christian needs anything in addition to what he has provided to be saved so were completed. In other words, salvation comes through Christ and Christ alone and then the Judaizers tried to do what they tried to do as they tried to say okay look. Salvation comes through Christ and also of through obeying the laws. In other words, you had to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ would also, you had to be able to take care of the dietary laws and all the will also try to mix law would grace and courses that doesn't work, you can mix law and grace not want to go over to Philippians chapter 2 here and again were talking about Christ is the creator and were referring to here the Trinity, and in this part about how the deity of Christ, and so as we go over to Philippians chapter 2 we read verses five through 11, let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, I want to listen to this very carefully to what it says here because if you take a look at the King James Bible and even the new King James or the Geneva Bible. It reads here the same but it doesn't read the same in the New Age versions of the Bible will take a look at that in just a minute again. I let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. And so here but but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in a fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, which at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in the earth, and things under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father, no. The interesting thing was here we see that the NIV says who, being in very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage. Well, that's exactly the opposite of what it says here is, says that being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Well, again, they are equal in their deity. The father son and the Holy Ghost just like here. The family that we have.
You have the father is the head of the house and the mother and the children aspire submissive to the father at the same time they're all equal in their humanity and their humanity there equal even though the pecking order. The father is superior and to the wife and the child, and so here we also look at, say, the living translation. It says, though he was God. He did not think a week of equality with God is something to cling to when I don't know that's not what the Bible actually teaches the they're denying okay that's the opposite of the King James version now here what we see in these passages here we see a points out several things. One is that he is always existed to he is equal to God because he is God.
Three. Though he is God. He became man in order to fulfill God's plan of salvation for all people for he did not just pretend he didn't just pretend to have a man's body. He had a man's body. He actually became a man to identify with man sins. Five he voluntarily laid down his divine rights and privileges out of love of his father.
Six he died on the cross for our sins so we wouldn't have to face eternal death.
Folks, we couldn't do it. What God the father, God the father demanded a sacrifice, a holy sacrifice and innocent sacrifice is similar sacrifice.
And guess what the Lord Jesus Christ was the only one the only one that can fit the bill. Nobody else could qualify that we see here seven God glorified him because of his obedience. Eight God raised him to his original position as the father's right hand where he will reign forever. As our Lord and judge Jesus was humble willing to give up his rights in order to obey God and serve the people. Like Christ, we too must serve out of love for God and for others, not out of guilt or fear, and again here we want to see what this mind be in you which also is in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, but are not robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation took a bite in the form of a servant was made in the likeness of men being found in a fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, that the name of Jesus Christ, that at the name of Jesus Christ every knee should bow, and things in heaven as all the angels in heaven things on earth. That's all the people not here you go to listen to this and things under the earth.
Things under the earth, what you know is interesting thing today there are more and more underground cities. There are more and more underground cities around the world and so of course when this was written.
I don't think there was too many of the underground cities but what they did have some caves in caverns and things.
In fact, we know that the Christians had had the caves and tunnels in Jerusalem and and also in Rome itself but here in and that's where they had the hit on Enos tunnels and caves. But today more and more in Australia for good example.
They have the large cities underground in Moscow and Russia. From what I have been told by a Russian former Russian KGB agents that there is a city underneath Moscow that is actually much larger than Moscow itself, and that this is where all of the. The wealthy elite Russians are planning on going the case of a of a nuclear war that they're all set up and got it stocked with food and and everything they need to laugh them in these underground tunnels, which were worked were built just for for that of nuclear war and then I want to go back here now as we continue and by the way, here, here they changed this and in the NIV in the living translation where the they say that Christ did not feel that he was equal in his deity with the father or would God okay the Holy Ghost will nurse there is so a very authoritarian, authoritative, individual, one who has absolute power, who disagrees with out and that individual as we go to Hebrews chapter 1, we will see who makes it very very clear about the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and the equality of the father and the son. And so as we go through this list. Pick it up then as we read started Hebrews chapter 1 verse one and at sundry times and in diverse minutes. Bake in times past into the father's by the prophets hath in these last days spoken unto us by his son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, but whom he also made the world know. Here we see in times past God spoke, and by the way.
In times past, these were of four tellers. They were foretells the profits of over four tellers today.
We have 1/4 tellers and know what is that mean well and means that today I'm a prophet and I'm bringing you prophecy but this prophecy is and let me read it to you hath in the last days spoken unto us by his son, whom he has appointed heir of all things that the prophecy of today comes from right from the word of the Lord Jesus Christ, God's Word, the Bible and so today.
Again, we have fourth tellers and were bringing who the prophecy which is of the Lord Jesus Christ and so here in the past, we see that he spoke through in Isaiah fact, he spoke to the visions we see Jacob in a dream and then we see Abraham and Moses spoke to God face-to-face. They spoke to God face-to-face and also remember Moses also first met God and spoke to got it first jive talk to Mount about burning bush and then when there was many others to the Psalms through the prophets gospel tool to us and even with bail him through a jackass and also he spoke to legible world when God spoke to us as it says here have them in diverse minutes. Bake in times past into the fathers by the prophets so in various ways that he speak in Proverbs and Psalms and in the prophets in know again who, being in the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, obviously, is referring to the Lord of lords and King of Kings and Lord Jesus himself said down at the right hand of the Majesty on high beings made so much better than the Angels as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they now remember Christ as an eternal being. He was preexistent. He didn't come into existence when he became the begotten he was. That was in office that he took that he was appointed to the father appointed him to the position into the office of the only begotten meant meaning he was unique and he was the only one that was kind that will never happen again.
And so he took this position given to them by the father as God the son, and goes on to say, and as has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they were into into the Angel city at any time, thou art my son, this day have I begotten, the and again I will be a tale of father and he shall be to me a son, and again we bring it in the first begotten into the world, he saith, and let all the angels of God worship him well right there that tells you that the Angels were only allowed to worship God so that verifies is that his deity but let's go on and of the Angels. He said who maketh his peers his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire, but until the sun now hears God the father speaking to God the son, and so for those out there like the Jehovah's Witnesses or the Seventh-day Adventists and others that don't believe that the Lord Jesus. They believe he was the son of God, but they don't believe that he was God the son, they don't believe in his deity will let's see what the father has to say here but into the sunny safe thy throne all God is forever and ever. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom, thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity.
Therefore God, even thy God has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows and now Lord in the beginning has laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the works of thine hand, and they shall perish but that all remain us initial all wearing shoulders that the garment and is a vesture shalt thou fold them up and they shall be changed without art the same in the years shall not fail but to which of the angels had hated the times that of my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation with a very important word, who shall be heirs of salvation. So first of all he's making several points are God the father is referring to God the son as God is referred to as God is referring to them as being higher than all that everything he created. That is above everything that is created. No remember here the Christ was an eternal being eternal being the makes it up pieces it on that he's gonna be around after everything and after all the years fail and after everything as he says, and there's a vesture shalt thou fold them up and shall be changed and now are the same in the years shall not fail. In other words, time has no effect on God see you and I are governed by time I have approximately 25 minutes left to do this radio program tonight I have to get up at a certain time tomorrow. I've got a be in a certain place in certain times. I got a make phone calls and that all these things and all of you out there. Many of you have to be at work at a certain time and so I go home I have dinner at a certain time away has a dinner at a certain time every night, but were worried and weak and we take a look at the civil results are people we see that time is taken its toll on us. Time is really taken its toll on us. Were not is as strong as we once were all the body parts artwork in the way they they used to cut a gravity's kinda moved in on us.
What you see here in this case. Time has no effect on the Lord Jesus Christ at all time is don't fit in a you and I know we cannot reclaim 10 or 15 minutes ago.
We can't reclaim it's gone forever, and in a week.
I can't promise you that that will be here come the end of this radio program. That's why he tells you in the book of James chapter 4 that always say Lord is willing I would do such a search say that because we can guarantee that only God himself is the only one that can say absolutely for sure I will. I will be here at this time because time does not control God. God controls time.
It's not like with us. We can't know we've got time as a government honest with God. Time is what God says time is in God wants to go back in time he go back in time if he wants to go forward in time he go forward in time. Time does what God says with us is the opposite time used is takes its toll on us know it's an interesting thing to how many times have you heard me, and I hear people all the time talking about the guardian angels to God and angels will usually it's it's women when they tell me the stories are telling me how their guardian angel was therefore the guardian angel was therefore well.
In fact, we do have angels that do intercede on our behalf, but let me read this again here are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. So until you get saved until you get saved you have a know all those that are going to get saved will have guardian angels with them until they're saved now. Once we are saved, then the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us know the Holy Spirit is is much more powerful than the Angels of the idea angels draw their power from the Holy Spirit. So when you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you again here. That means you've already been saved and that means you no longer have any need for Guardian Angel and by the way, again guardian angels were sent there to to keep us to preserve us until the time we had it.
We were saved.
Now I want to move on to absolute authority is only one absolute authority that ever existed. Only one in that we go to Isaiah chapter 45 as we do that out of go to what my whistle I preach the message and talk to classes today. This is my third preaching today and Isaiah chapter 45 I just want to read two verses 17 and 18 for Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation. You shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end. For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens God himself that informed the earth and made it.
He had established it. He has created it not in vain. He formed it to be inhabited by am the Lord, and there is none else.
I am the Lord, and there is none else until this time, folks. Israel had anticipated temporal self temple salvation other words, when they referred to as their salvation.
It was a God had saved them from their enemies and save them from their enemies, and here all of a sudden.
Now there's a change in here all of a sudden. Isaiah comes that he's preaching not a temporal salvation but an everlasting salvation, but Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation.
You should not be ashamed nor confounded without world without end. Now here again this here is is something new now but the last part of this is this I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I am the Lord, and there is none else.
Well in all throughout history we've had people it a thought they were God's remember Caesar thought it was a God and Pharaoh thought he was a God and will George Soros has said that he is the God and boy is he in for a rude awakening. He's going to Lord what to Pharaoh and would, of the Caesars and others of what Hitler installed all in the past found out they're not gods and Oprah who said that she is the source of her own salvation. I hate to break Oprah the news that salvation is not going to get you anywhere salvation that Oprah has and Oprah can only take you to the lake of fire, and so here no. He's referring to absolute authority. There is none but God not want to go over to Psalm 90 because we also see that here that God is eternal.
The eternal God, and we know that the Lord Jesus Christ was preexistent along with the father, the Holy Ghost, and here and Psalm 90 verses one through 40 we see that God has no beginning and no end. He's always been. He will always be time has no bearing on him.
Time is what God says time is in here in the Lord has has been dwell in our blowing place in all generations before the mountains were brought forth her ever thou has formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, though art God, though Curtis meant to destruction, and says return the children of men for thousand years and my site about yesterday when it is passed in as a watch in the night, though, carries them away as with a flood in their is a sleep in the morning they're all like the grass which growth up and so here he's making it very very clear that one God is eternal God is from everlasting to everlasting. He had no beginning and he has no in. He always was. He is now, and he will always be then I want to go over to first Timothy chapter 1 as we get a look at the eternal. As we look at the eternal Savior the eternal Savior and first Timothy and I get there in a minute. Chapter 19 sorry but I gotta take another sip of the ski all the preaching today start know where my vocal cords folks now hear this is the first that they've you've heard these two are two verses are often called memorized and that it's been used to this quote are often used in hymns. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. I'll be in for this cause I obtained mercy and that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering for pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to the everlasting. Now here is where you referred this being quoted heard songs in Psalms and that is no into the king, eternal, immortal and invisible, the only wise God be honor and glory forever and ever. And so here again. This verse, Beth, basically the temple typical diecut doxology. Well, you might say, was given by Paul is a natural emotional response at night as he was reflecting about the mercies of God, and so it sounds almost like Paul singing that he was so so moved by God's love that he broke out into Tucson another king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
And so that deals with God is the eternal Savior, eternal Savior, but no, God is also a faithful God. He's a faithful God and as we go to Deuteronomy chapter 7 in Deuteronomy chapter 7 we read in verses nine through 11. Knowing, therefore know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, and a faithful God, which keep the covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generation and repair them that hate him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack to them that hated him. He will repay them to his face. Thou shall therefore keep the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which I commanded thee this day to do them and so here again we see that God will always always always do exactly what he says exactly he will do exactly what exactly went exactly how, without exception. Now here is the other thing God and God alone in God and God alone has the power to overcome any and all opposition. Any and all obstacles. There's nothing, nothing that can keep him from doing as he wishes. In other words, for you and I to say well I will always do. I will always do what I tell you I will do. We can't, we can say that with confidence we can have that we could mean an end and wish and hope that we could always do what we say we will do, but we don't have the ability, only God has the ability to always to be able to to do exactly what he says places where because there is no barrier of their no opposition.
Nothing that can stop him with you and I in a week we could have the good intentions we can in all I can say okay I'll be there in church to teach a Bible class.
I'll be there at 5 o'clock I have every intention of getting there. But all of a sudden my car don't cooperate with me. It decides to lay down and died on it even though I had every intention of getting to the church on time. I did make it and I didn't have the ability to overcome the obstacles put before me, but only God is the only one nobody else.
Nobody else. Nobody else out there can do that we say will what about the one about the president with all of his age so the king with all his people around him.
Can't they guarantee that he can always do exactly be there on time know they can't really can't because even a little a president with all the power and all the eggs around him still is subject to circumstances which are beyond his control. God has no circumstances beyond his control, and so he saying here.
The point that God is faithful know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is a God, the faithful God. In other words, you always do with it what he promises is something he will always keep their promises. Go to first Peter chapter 4 and the first Peter chapter 4 months that it today.
I get there. The minute folks a little bit slow tonight affect them. Actually, let's not elect, but in the first Peter chapter 4 made verses 14 through 19.
If you be reproached for the name of Christ. Happy are you for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you on their part. He is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified blood.
None of you suffer as a murderer or as a thief or as an evil doer or as a busybody or as a Democrat at I put the Democrat in there myself are as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet, if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed to let him glorify God on this behalf. The time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God, and if it first begin at us what she'll the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God, and if the righteous scarcely be saved.
Where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear. Wherefore, let them know suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of the soul to him and will doing is into a faithful Creator. Well, here you know. Peter brings to mind Jesus words. Blessed are he would.
Men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my namesake, then here is as we see that in verse 17 for the time is come will.
God often allows believers to sin and then experience the consequences. He does this for several reasons. One letter shows the potential for setting to her to encourage us to turn from sin and more constantly depend on him and three to prepare us to face other even stronger temptations in the future and Ford to help us stay faithful and keep on trusting him. If believers need earthly discipline judgment from God.
How much more will unbelievers receive it.
If believers are not our scarcely that means barely saved only because of God's mercy or some say barely saved through the persecution, which as to those who have rejected Christ. Have they have absolutely no chance at all and so again is considered an honor to be persecuted for preaching or witnessing the gospel is a sign of God's approval. God allows us to sign again as we we look here is that as we just mentioned, God will often allow… And just when we had children and you had told the children not to do something and you were watching in any assault they were going to do, so they were going to do what you told him that may be. It was trying to get to the cookie jar up on the shelf and you know they will pledge our off overrun overall and would you know that you are right there and they needed to learn a lesson and sometimes I know that to all that happened to me a lot will when we were kids. Of course when I was about all I believe about eight years old nine my cousin and I know wait a minute, we were little Internet we were probably 1011 and we were told to stay away from tobacco stay away from tobacco in a number the men that worked there on the job from identical they chewed tobacco and they purposely left some out there and it's where we would find they purposely left it out because they knew that we we wanted to try that and so even though we were told that definitely definitely bought meditative. My mother have they could call me chewing tobacco.
Well he want to think of what would happen but anyhow, but they left it out and sure enough, both my cousin and I we got a hold of it and then we chewed at tobacco and I went to tell you we got we got sick as dogs from doing. We learn the lesson. Well, it looks like were out of time for tonight and I'm going to have to stop right there.
I believe, but all of what I've been reading the tonight talks about the awesomeness the awesomeness of God.
The awesomeness of God and again we talked about the fact that God is the only one will always do what he says and he has always done what he says God who cannot sin, and God has said this that is appointed to all men once to die, and then the judgment and makes it very very clear.
If you die in Christ appeared.
If you die saved will praise the good Lord you're going, you're on your way to glory. But if you die in your sin, unsaved, unrepentant, well, things are not knocking the boat too well for you, but you don't have to.
That doesn't have to happen to Europe to listen to me today for the first time. You don't have to die in your sin. God's given you a way out and that is simply to pray to the father asked for forgiveness of your sins, pray to the father and ask for you and asked the Lord Jesus to be the Lord of your life. All of your life without any reservations and if you do that and if you mean it, you will become a new creature aborting a believer an error of the kingdom and you will be indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Now you've got God's word on that. You have God's word on that.
Do it tonight. Don't went out tomorrow's tonight until tomorrow. Good night God bless and always always always keep fighting the fight. Thanks for listening to the voice of the Christian resistance once right what's left hosted by Pastor Ernie Sanders to learn more about our ministry.
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