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This is What's Right, What's Left with Pastor Ernie Sanders. Good evening and welcome to another edition of What's Right, What's Left on this 16th day of June, 2024. Boy, we're halfway through the month already.

Boy, things are moving so quickly this summer is moving so fast. But anyhow, the title of my message tonight was The Duty of Fathers Towards Their Family. And so, we're going to start tonight. First we start with the definition of a father. I know this is deep for Democrats because they're not sure about what mothers and fathers are, what women and men are, but the definition of a father is a male parent. And the very first time the word father was used was in Genesis 21, or I mean Genesis 2, actually verse 24.

And so, let's go there tonight and pick it up and start. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof. Now up to this time, there had been no pain, there was no pain. There was no sin, Adam had never experienced any pain and he wouldn't have experienced any pain when this took place. And the rib which the Lord God had taken from man made he a woman and brought her unto the man. Now, every single person from this time on, every single man that was ever born came out of a woman.

But this was the only time where a woman came out of a man. And Adam said, this is now a bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called a woman because she was taken out of a man. Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, now this is the first time the word father is used, and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh. Well, you know, here, this is the divine institution now of marriage and the family, one man, one woman, one lifetime, and he's talking about when the sperm of the man fertilizes the egg of the woman and creates a new person, a new person.

And so between the two of them they've created a new person, one flesh. Now here he goes on to say, and they were both naked, and the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed. They had not yet sinned, they had not yet sinned, therefore they were still innocent and shameless in a good way. Not like those that are shameless today.

It's not such a good way. I want to go now over to Ephesians chapter 6, oh well, make that chapter 5, and in Ephesians chapter 5 we read, Wives, verse 22, wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, and he is the savior of the body. Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be unto their own husbands. And so the instructions concerning the proper relations between husband and wives is found right here all the way through 33. The wife's submitting to her husband, and the husband's loving his wife with a deeply sacrificial love.

That's the way it should be. And, you know, before that feminist movement, that feminist movement caused so much pain, so much grief in this world, and so much death through the abortion. The feminist movement is wicked, is a horrible, evil thing, and Bible says that rebellion is the very same as witchcraft.

It's basically witchcraft. And so here, and you'll notice that's all through there, that the women are told to obey their husbands, submit yourself, and the men are told to love their wives. Now, here the older women did tell the younger women to love their husbands, but the prophets here and the apostles instructed the wives to reverence, or obey, be in obedience to their husbands. Husbands, love your wife, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies, he that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourished and cherished it, even as the Lord of the church. For we are members of the body, of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined into his wife, and they too shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless, let every one of you, in particular, so love his wife even as himself, and wives see that she reverence her husband.

So, again, here as we see this, how much less divorce would there be today in this world without the feminist movement today? Everything that they've brought has caused nothing but trouble and grief. And so, I want to now go to take a look at some of the duties of a father toward his children. And we start, we're going back to Genesis chapter 37. And in Genesis chapter 37, verses 1 through 4. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger in the land of Canaan. And these are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being 17 years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers.

And the land was with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zelphah and his father's wives. And Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children because he was the son of his old age and he made him a coat of many colors. And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all the brethren, they hated him and they could not speak peaceably unto Joseph. And Joseph dreamed a dream and he told it to his brothers and they hated him yet more.

And he said unto them, Here I pray you the dream which I have dreamed. Well here, here what we see happening is that Joseph was a shepherd over the flock and he was younger than the four brothers with him. He was very capable and he had been placed and charged by his father and in this capacity he was expected to, by his father, to make a full report. And that necessarily included the record of the poor work of his brother. And then, evidently, six sons of Leah had been assigned other duties in another place.

Benjamin, his younger brother, was still a child at home with his father at this time. Now David had similar situations with his older brothers. They were afraid to take on Goliath. When David said, I'll take him on, they told him to shut up.

You don't know what you're doing. He made them look pretty bad. He had much greater faith than they did. I want to go over now to Genesis chapter 50 and before I do I want to take a, I want to wet my whistle here for just a second. And in Genesis chapter 50, starting with verse 15. And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will print adventure hate us and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall you. Saying to Joseph, Forgive I pray thee now the trespasses of thy brethren and their sin, for they did these evil things. And now we pray thee forgive the trespasses of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when he spake unto him. And his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, Behold, we be the servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not, for I am in the place of God. But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day to save as much people alive.

Therefore, for you, fear not, I will nourish you and your little ones. And he comforted them and spake kindly unto them. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's house, and Joseph lived in a hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation, the children also of Major, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's knees. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die and God will surely visit you and bring you out of the land unto the land which he were.

He sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath to the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, he shall carry upon my bones from his. So Joseph died being a hundred and ten years old, and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. Well, actually, they embalmed his father, Jacob, too. And so, here now, Joseph had lived a hundred and ten, and Jacob lived a hundred and forty-seven years, and he, well, he commanded Joseph before he died. Joseph lived actually fifty-four years after Jacob died, but if we jump over, I want to, because this verse is over here in Genesis 45.

We read this. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near, and he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. Now, therefore, be not grieved nor angry with yourselves that you sold me hither, for God did send me before you to preserve life.

For these two years hath the famine been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to prepare, to preserve a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by great deliverance. So now, it was not you that sent me hither, but God, and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and the lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt, hasty, and go up to my father, and saying to him, Thus saith the son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all of Egypt, come down unto me, tarry not, and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast.

And there will I nourish thee, for yet there are five years of famine, lest thou and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty. And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. And you shall tell my father all of my glory in Egypt, and all that you have seen, and they shall haste and bring down my father thither.

And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. So, here, so I want to go now, so here you have commanded, Jacob had commanded Joseph, and Joseph now is commanding his brethren. And so that's one of the duties of the father, is to command his children.

And here I want to go over to take a look at one of the duties of instruction, to instruct them. And as we go over to Proverbs chapter one, we see, Proverbs chapter one, verses one through ten. Now, here this is the Proverbs of Solomon, the sons of David, king of Israel. Actually, this is a proverb of David to Solomon. This is a proverb written of David to Solomon. To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgment, and equity.

To give subtly to the simple, to the young man knowledge and direction. A wise man will hear and will increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsel to understand the proverb and the interpretations, the words of the wise and their dark sayings. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, for fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instructions of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. For they shall come as ornaments of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent them not. And so here he's talking about instructing one of the duties of a father is to instruct his children, his family. And here, I want to, you know, going up there too, when he's talking about, when he says, and the interpretation of the words of the wise and their dark sayings, he's talking about riddles, when he's referring to that as riddles. And so, here, going back, to understand the proverb and the interpretation of the words of the wise and their dark sayings, an enigma, a riddle. And so he says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

So when he's saying the fear of the Lord, he's talking about reverential awe, reverential awe. Let's go now to 1 Thessalonians, and as we take a look at one of the duties of a father is to guide and to warn, to guide and to warn his family. And as we go to 1 Thessalonians chapter 2, starting with verse 11 through 16. As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you as a father doth his children, that you would walk worthy of God who had called you into the kingdom of glory. For this cause also think we God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

For you, brethren, became followers of the churches of God, which in Judea are in Christ Jesus. For you also have suffered light things of your own countrymen, even as they have the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us, and they please us, not God, and are contrary to all men, forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved to fill up their sins always. For the wrath has come upon them to the uttermost. Well, when he talks about filling up their sins, God's long suffering towards sinners, but there's eventually a limit. He warned those living before the flood, my spirit shall not always strive with men. And finally he sent a great flood to cleanse the earth, and he delayed giving the Promised Land to Abraham and his seed for 400 years, for 400 years, because the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

But the command was eventually given to Moses and Joshua to take the land and destroy them all. Today the Lord is long suffering to us, but the day of the Lord will come in the case of the Jews, whom Paul was writing, they had slain their prophets and crucified the Lord Jesus Christ. And now we're trying to keep the Gospel of Christ from being brought, not just to themselves, but even to the Gentiles, so their iniquity, like that of the Amorites' long suffering, was almost full. Not many years later, their temple and the city would be destroyed, and their people scattered all over the entire world for 1900 years, one wonders how long God will yet be patient with a once Christian. Now a very, very pagan America, our national sin is like they did in the days when they offered their children to Moloch, their national sin, America's national sin is abortion.

Boy, you can't tell these people, they have no idea, they can't see how God has dealt in the past. For fifty years I've been preaching about that horrible, horrible sin of abortion, and yet they refer to it as a constitutional right. There is no such thing as a constitutional right to kill a baby.

The Bill of Rights guarantees us life, the very first thing, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You can only do that if you're living, but God's word, the Bible, makes it very, very clear that abortion is murder. Anyone who's ever aborted a baby has committed murder, folks, in everyone. I'm not talking about these young girls who were forcibly brought in, held down, the bloody abortionists and whoever brought them in, they're the ones guilty of murder.

But I'm talking about all of those women who voluntarily went in to have their babies sacrificed on the altar of convenience. And then I want to take a look at the duty of a father to teach and to train, the duty of a father to teach and to train his children. And we go over to Hosea chapter 11, and Hosea chapter 11, verses 1 through 3. When Israel was a child, I loved him and called my son out of Egypt. As they called him, so they went from them and they sacrificed him to Balaam and burned incense to graven images.

I taught Ephraim also to go taking them by their arms, but they knew not that I healed them. Here, when he was talking about, this is a forepicture, a shadow of when Israel, my child, then I loved him and called my son out of Egypt. Actually, Israel was the nation of Israel he was referring to, and when he says, I loved him and called my son out of Egypt.

This is a reference to when Joseph and Mary were warned of the angel after Herod had died, that Herod had died, and he called them out and he went to Nazareth. And they called them, so they went from them, and then they sacrificed, now this is Israel, this is the nation of Israel, they sacrificed unto Balaam and burned incense to graven images. They've always, Israel has always been a very stiff necked people, and you know, again today, today the two nations in the world that were named, that were made, one nation under God who were called, you know, the United States and Israel. And at one time, at one time early, they were both very good, they were both good, they were great because they were good, but today both America and Israel are very, very sinful, they're very sinful nations.

And Israel today, as hard as that is, is actually worse than America for its size, for its size they actually have a higher abortion rate, for its size they actually have a higher, they had the world's largest sodomite parade in Tel Aviv, for its size they have a very high rate of prostitution. And again, here, you know, America and Israel are both very, very sinful nations, but both have a remnant, both have a remnant of God's people in them. And remember how Abraham tried to dicker with the Lord to get him down to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if there were ten righteous? That sin of sodomy, what a horrible sin of sodomy. And the Bible said it's the most grievous, what they call the LGBTQ, is a most grievous, a most grievous sin. Again, the very first time the word abomination was used, it was used to describe the LGBTQ of that day. The very thing that NBC, ABC, CBS, all the mainstream, especially here, the Spectrum One news, they're very pro-sodomite. And yet if you were probably to say, ask these people, why are you so pro-sodomite, because of such a high degree of biblical literacy, they would probably say, what is the sodomite? They don't even know.

They don't even know. And today, again, they have a play on words. They refer you to what God has referred to as an abomination.

They call it a gay thing. And then here, we want to see where God teaches His children, or God teaches fathers, to restrain their sons. I want to go over to 1 Samuel, chapter 3, and 1 Samuel, chapter 3, verses... Well, I'll just go start with verse 6 through 21. And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel rose and went to Eli, and said, Here I am, for thou didst call me. And he answered, I call to not my son, lie down again.

Now Samuel did not know that the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord, yet revealed unto him. And he said, Here I am, for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down, and it shall be, if he called thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth.

So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came and stood and called, as at the other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak, for thy servant heareth. And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth shall tingle. And that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house.

When I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knoweth, because his sons made themselves vile and restrained them, he restrained them not. Now, it was completely inexcusable for those who would be priests to behave as Eli's sons were doing.

It was Eli's duty to force them to behave. Well, in fact, he tells you here, if I go back just to a verse or two, back to chapter two just for a minute here, Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial, and they knew not the Lord. Now, I hate to say that, but the sons of Belial, those were Sodomites. And the priest's custom was with the people was that when any man offered sacrifices, the priest's service came while the flesh was in seething with a flesh hook of three teeth in his hand. And he stuck it into the pan, or the kettle, or the cauldron, or the pot, and all the flesh hooks brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came tither. And before they burnt the fat, and the priest's servants came and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest, for he will not have sodden flesh of thee but raw.

But if any man said unto him, Let them fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as the soul desireth, then he would answer him, Nay, but thou shalt give it me now, and if not, I will take it by force. Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for men abhorred the offering of the Lord. But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child girded with a linen ephod.

Moreover, his mother made him a little coat, and he brought it to him from year to year, and she came up with her husband to offer a yearly sacrifice. And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The Lord give the seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the Lord. And they went into their own home, and the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bare three sons and two daughters, and the child Samuel grew before the Lord. And so here, again going back, the wickedness of Eli's sons, they were Sodomites, but anyhow, and they did not offer up the sacrifices as were instructed to do. And so here now, And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice, nor offering forever. And Samuel lay unto the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and Samuel feared to show Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel my son, and he answered him, Here am I. And he said, What is the thing that the Lord hath said unto thee?

I pray thee, hide it not from me, God do so to thee, and more also if thou hide anything from me of all the things which he said unto thee. And Samuel told him every wit, and hid nothing from him, and he said, It is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good. And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did not let none of these words fail to be to the ground. And all of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord.

And the Lord appeared again to Shiloh, for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel and Shiloh by the word of the Lord. Now it was again the duty of Eli, of a father, to restrain his sons, if a father has seen that his sons are not behaving in a righteous, godly manner. He had to restrain them, and he failed to do that because they had forfeited their right to be priests, yet he allowed them to continue, and Hophni and Phinehas and Eli, all three of his sons and Eli, were all killed.

They all died on the very same day. And so now we see that one of the father's duties is to punish his sons, his children, for doing wrong, and we go to Deuteronomy 21 for that. And in Deuteronomy 21, here, verses 18 through 23. Of a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and that when they have chastened him, they will not hearken unto him. Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out into the elders of the city, and into the gate of the place. And they shall say unto the elders of the city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey our voice.

He is a glutton and a drunkard. And all the men of the city shall stone him with stones that he die. So shalt thou put evil away from among you, and all of Israel shall hear and fear. And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death and now hang him on a tree, his body shall not remain all night upon the tree. But thou shalt in any wise bury him in that day. For he that is hanged is accursed of God, and thy land to be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

Now, it's an interesting thing because people will say, whoa, that's kind of a, that's really a, maybe a little overboard, right? I mean, punishment here, children stoning them to death for being rebellious, but here, actual reality throughout the Bible here, there is no record of any rebellious son ever being put to death. Now, there's plenty of records of people being stoned, but there's not a record anywhere in the Bible for a rebellious son being put to death, for being rebellious and disobedient, because the fathers always chose to spare their sons, and we saw many cases where you had that, but in every case the father chose to spare his sons. So only Christ, the perfectly obedient son, was put to death for the sins of the whole world. And then, fathers again are to chastise, they're to chastise their son. And we go to Hebrews chapter 12.

Before I go there, though, I wanted to go over, I need to really jump over to Hebrews chapter 1. In Hebrews chapter 1, we read, God, who had sundry times in diverse manners, spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds, who being 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, and sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high, being made so much better than the angels. Now, this word being made doesn't mean that he was created that way. He was the creator. The Lord Jesus was there with the father in the beginning.

They were both preexistent. In other words, he assumed, you might say, the activity being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my sons, this day have I begotten thee? And again I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and ministering flame of fire? And so here he goes on. Now this is God the Father is speaking to God the Son. And God the Father says, But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever a scepter of righteousness and the scepter of thy kingdom.

And so here, again, he goes on. Well, you know, what we see here, in this man, remember, Christ was with the Father in the beginning, when Jesus said, When you've seen the Father, you've seen me. But in actions, here he is the Son, Christ is the Son of God by resurrection, by human generation, by proclamation, by nature, by eternal generation, by inheritance. So that's all in contrast to the eternal sons. Angels are sons of God by special creation.

And so there's a big difference there. Now, here he goes on. He says, Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity, therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above all thy fellows. And thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

So again here, God the Father is proclaiming that it was God the Son that was God the Creator. They shall perish, but thou remainest. They shall wax old, as doth the garment. In other words, everything is going to, everything is, one by one, is going to pass away, wax old. The Revelation makes it clear that the universe is not evolving, but running down, originally given in Psalms, and now doubly verified, as it were, by being quoted. And the New Testaments anticipated the discovery of the second law of thermodynamics, which illustrates by almost 3,000 years, also called the law of increasing entropy. The law is considered one of the most certain, best-proved laws of science, specifying, as it does, the observed fact that everything in the universe has a tendency to run down or deteriorate and eventually die.

The universe as a whole, heading towards an ultimate heat to death, will all the stars burn out, and the whole cosmos is at a uniform low temperature. Here, as you're seeing this, if evolution, if things were continued to evolve as that's being taught, if an apple would fall from a tree, it wouldn't rot, it would become better. Well, maybe in a sense it does, because it turns, an apple can, if it's in the right conditions, become another tree. But the trees aren't getting bigger, the trees aren't getting better, the fruit is not bigger or better, the fruit is becoming less.

Like everything else, it's running down today. He says, and the vesture shall thou fold them up, and they shall be changed, but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. But to which of the angels, said he at any time, sit on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits set forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

See, this is one of the things that a lot of people are confused about. If you asked most Christians, they would tell you, do you have a guardian angel? Of course I do, I'm a Christian, I have a guardian angel.

Well, here, the Bible says you don't. You see, those angels are ministering spirits set forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation. Once you're saved, you're indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Now the question is, do the angels get their power from the Holy Spirit, or does the Holy Spirit get his power from the angels? The answer is the angels get their power from the Holy Spirit. And so he that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. Now, do we have angels interceding on our behalf all of the time?

Yeah, we certainly do all of the time. But guardian angels are only given to those until they are saved. And so now, here, I wanted to go back over to Hebrews chapter 12, and Hebrews chapter 12, verses 5 through 11. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children. My son despises not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou are rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth, he chastens and scourges every son whom he receiveth. If you endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons. For what son is he whom the father chastens not?

Folks, good fathers, if their sons, their children are doing wrong, they'll chastise them, and they should. And when I was in the prison ministry, well, I'm still in the prison ministry, but when I was actively, for 45 years, I actively visited prisons and was on death row all those years, and visiting ministry. And one of the things, there's two things that all of the inmates that had in common. One was when they committed their crimes, they were either on drugs, just about 100% almost of them, either doing some drugs or doing alcohol or both. The second was, that they had in common, was they came from homes without a father. Homes without a father.

And that makes one big, big difference, folks. And of course, we have a society, and I know that over the years, many years in the prison system, you have this feminism. Feminism's a horrible thing.

It gets into, as soon as a man goes to prison, they start working on his wife for divorce. They hate the family structure. They hate the family structure. And they have a tendency, these feminists, to go towards wherever they can do some damage.

They like to work in these social positions as social workers and caseworkers. And I can tell you, over the years, ministering, either as a chaplain or as a pastor, these women, these feminists, they hate God. They hate God. And they can't touch God. And the most that they can do for us men is try to make us miserable.

So they take it out. They take their anger and their hatred towards God out on their babies to kill little children, innocent little children. And one of the things that's, again, interesting about that is so many of them come from homes without fathers in it, without the discipline.

No discipline. He goes on to say, But if you be without chastisement, therefore, are all partakers, then you are bastards and not sons. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence, shall we not much rather be in subjection to the father of spirits and live for they verily for a few days chasing us after their own pleasure. But he for a profit that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous but grievous. Nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. And one of the last duties of a father for their family is to supply their needs. And with that, we're going to go over to Matthew chapter 7. And this is a passage that has been severely misrepresented by the prosperity preachers.

They really take this totally out of context. Ask and it shall be given unto you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened. Let me just say this. Here, this passage, well, you know what, I should probably go right over to chapter 5 first because to explain this here when we see the Sermon on the Mount. And in chapter 5, this is the Beatitudes here.

Here's the way it starts. And seeing the multitudes, he went up unto a mountain, and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he has opened his mouth and taught them. These were words that he was speaking to his disciples. Now there were other people there listening, okay, these words, but these were the words he was speaking to his disciples. So going over back to chapter 7 and verse 7, and ask and it shall be given unto you.

Now remember, he was sending his disciples out throughout the world. Ask and it shall be given unto you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you. And for everyone that askest receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. For what man is there of you whom if his son has bread would give him a stone? Now remember, these are the disciples, these are the apostles he's talking to, and he was referring to himself and the father as their father. For what man of you is there of you whom if his son has bread would give him a stone?

Or if he has the fish would give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your father, which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him? And so here, again, the great promise is not to, you know, the prosperity of preachers tell you this is a blank check given to anyone here that just asks to the father.

But folks, you know that it doesn't work that way. Again, remember, when you're reading and studying God's Word, remember the five W's. Who is he talking to? What is he talking about? Why is he talking about when and where? Very important, okay?

That'll help you out. But the most important thing, the most important thing to everybody out there listening to me, if you're listening to me right now, that means you're alive. And if you're alive, that means that someday you're going to die, right?

Everybody. We don't know anyone that's been here, that was here 200 years ago, they're all gone. Or even 150 years, they're all gone, right? Because it's appointed for all men once to die and then the judgment. And so the important thing to you is, not that you're not going to die, it's not, it's not such a horrible thing to die, but to die in your sin is a terribly horrible thing. It doesn't get any worse than that.

You don't want that to happen no matter what. So what do you do? The Lord Jesus, he'd give you a way out, he'd give you a get out of hell free card, folks. You see, apart from Christ, you're going to be judged by the letter of the law, you're either going to be judged by the Spirit, by God, or the letter of the law. And if you're judged by the letter of the law, you're condemned to hellfire.

So what do you do? Jesus made it very clear, you pray to the Father, you ask God the Father to forgive your sins. And once you've done that, and if you're sincere, God will always honor that.

And then what do you do? You ask the Lord Jesus to be the Lord of your life, all of your life, without any exceptions, without any reservations. You see, he's got to be first. You've got to put the Lord Jesus Christ first in your life, first and foremost.

Before your mother, before your father, before your sister, brother, before yourself. And if you'll do that, then God will always honor that commitment and you will become a new creature. You will become a born again believer. You will become an heir of the kingdom. You will become filled with the Holy Spirit and you will be on your way to eternal life. Now, you've got God's Word on that. There's nothing, nothing, nothing at all as sure as the Word of God. And that's an absolute fact. Remember, the universe was spoken into by the Word of God. Well, it's that time again when we say good night, everybody out there. We tell you, we say God bless everybody and always, always, always keep fighting the fight. The preceding program is sponsored by What's Right, What's Left Ministries and is responsible for its content.
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