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February 7, 2021 7:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word was passed. We recently started a series called living in his presence where Pastor Robert talks about how we can tune into and live in God's presence every single while today's messages about the biblical history and importance of musical instruments and worship what's joint customer on a one-year term.
Due to passage of Scripture Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28.
This way you may wonder around going to be a little different, but the part of the message is is instruments is instruments and I want to talk about instruments not just us as instruments, but musical instruments and I don't know if you've ever thought about how much of a part music plays in our culture and in our society and around the world and how much of a part music is in our worship services and worship the God and so don't talk about instruments, I will take you back in the give a little bit of history biblical history about instruments arrived. So here's my 53 questions for you. Here's the first question why did Satan fall. Most believers know that Satan is an angel anybody as a fallen angel and he fell from heaven and 1/3 of the angels fell with them. But why did he fall in one word. If you were to say one word why why did he fall.
Now you might use the word pride and that's a good word but actually I believe that the one word to describe why Satan fell is worship.
I want to show to you in Scripture in Isaiah chapter 14 beginning in verse 12 how you are fallen from heaven Lucifer, son of the morning how you are cut down to the ground, you who weekend the nation now before we go. Let me just say you're going to see what we theologians would call the five I wills of Satan thing the five things that he said in his heart that caused him to fall from heaven. All of these though have to do. I want you to watch it what it will act probably just blow your way. All of them have to do with being lifted up or exalted, which would be worship we praise the one who is the most high. All of these have filled worshipful Lodge tell me these words have to do with being lifted up or exalted are high or above right so verse 13 for you.
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You have said in your heart, I will ascend let's go up I want to go up higher into heaven. Remember he was already in heaven. They wanted to go higher in the heaven, I will exalt. There's a word to talk about lifted up, exalt my throne above not below above the stars of God. I will also sit on the mount amount would be the highest part of the mountain.
The mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the North North is up on own a map. Verse 14 I will ascend let's go up above the heights I try of the clouds. Clouds drop their and then notice the word he uses to refer to God because we don't not being high or up or lifted up her exalted. I will be like the most high. He didn't say the most holy which he could've said are the most loving of the most compassionate are the most just, he decides use the word time I will be like the most high. What's God's response. Verse 50.
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths opposite of heights of the pit. Satan wanted to be lifted up. He wanted me exalted. He wanted to be on this, but it strayed out. They wanted to be worship. He wanted to be God. They wanted to be like God you wanted people to draw attention to him.
He wanted people to honor him as you probably heard theologians say your pastor say we are all born with an Adamic nature, Adamic means like Adam a nature like Adams, I don't want to disappoint you. We were born with an Adamic nature, but if you only go a bit farther.
Adam was not the original center. Satan was again. I know this because you and come to church to hear this but you were actually born with a satanic nature.
Not great for the bathroom. They lack. We were born with a nature that wanted to be lifted up only to be wanted me exalted where only people look at us when people talk about us when people complement us that that's that's our old nature. You're looking at me like the metal no okay I'll prove it to you since you asked one simple question is the first person you look for in a group picture and if you don't look good. The whole paper that only that picture that's a bad picture that's a bad picture. Satan always wants to turn the conversation to himself as you're alive. Jesus always turn the conversation to his father or the Holy Spirit. Always they said to Jesus, when we love the miracles that you doing things that I don't do anything less. I perceive the father good is a well okay will of the teachings that you get out of saving less. I first hear the Father's Day up all the words that you bear great.
Well the one coming out reasonably greater works is always turn that attention the more listen the more you become like Christ. The more you turn the conversation to Christ and others, and often yourself.
So Satan's plan has been and is and will be in the future to steal worship from God.
Matter fact this is amazingly he actually tried to get Jesus to worship him. Matthew four versus 89. Again, the devil took him up on the exceedingly high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
And he said to him, all these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me. That's amazing. Try to get Jesus to see if you don't think you won't worship a drug-induced worship by what you notice how you phrased it, if you will fall down and worship me. Listen to me carefully. Worship is always expressed always seated her Savior. Worship me is that if you will fall down. The reason worship is always expresses because worship is love and love is always expressed yet express your love. The reason I'm saying this is because there are many people that will come to church to not express their worship man, and they say things like this one just on the expressive person, but Sunday night when the cowboys come own and some big guy carries a pig across the chalk line and you start going down the you're not expressive I just say one more time man your kids are watching when you come to church. They need to say that a real man expresses his love to see that. So why did say you probably fell because he wanted be worship is number two rated instruments well want you know that Sadie did not create instruments but God created instruments, show you something shocking right there in Isaiah 14 we started at verse 12. A moment ago. This is talking to Lucifer, no doubt about it. Look at verse 11 it says your Paul is brought down to Sheol and the sound of your screen instruments lately narrative read your Bible, and the sound of your stringed instrument some version say hearts brought down the shield now look at Ezekiel 28. Look at verse 11. Moreover the word of the Lord came to me saying Son of Man take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, thus says the Lord God, you were the seal of perfection that is not Lucifer. Before the fall, the dog walked full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. And here's how you know for sure it's all not Lucifer. Verse 13 you were in ED the garden of God that just so you know, biblically, historically speaking, or stasis. The king of Tyre lived 3400 years after David in the garden of God you were in Eden, the garden got entire was not in need.
There were four persons in ED Adam and Eve God and Satan you were eating the garden of God. Watch every precious stone was your covering the sardius topaz diamond barrel auction Jasper sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship will come back to this later. The workmanship of your Timberwolves and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created, not born. Created watchword 14 you were the anointed cherub who covers look at me just for a moment what the cherub an angel and an anointed angel who covered who had authority that there are three archangels are ruling angels in heaven, Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer fell. Let's get going… You were the anointed angel who covered who had authority. I established you. You only holy mountain of God.
You all back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you at Sagan by the abundance of your trading up American slang word trading you became filled with violence within, and you see and therefore I use I wanted. I kicked out of heaven. I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God, and I destroyed you out covering cherub angel from the midst of the fiery stones is not Lucifer.
He says the reason you were kicked out of because of your trading old thinking says merchandising on explain you what this word being from Lady Bird. Let's just say that I owned a men's clothing store and pastor Todd worked for me at the at the man's clothing store you came in the Boston and you got fitted for suit and he said that the $300 and you gave him three $100 bills, but to hundred dollar bills in the cash register and he put $100 bill in his pocket. That's merchandising. That's what this Hebrew word means.
It means that he's not the owner of the store, but that money does not rightfully belong to him.
It belongs to the owner of the store.
It was only supposed to pass through his crayons, and yet he reached out and grabbed some. That is exactly what Satan did say it was the worship leader in heaven before the fall and the worse it was supposed to pass through his hands to the rightful owner, and he reached out and took some of it and when he did, it was a cosmic violation, and immediately he was kicked out of heaven because God is the only one working to be worship and the reason I say he was the worship leaders because he was created with instruments. Remember I said there are three archangels Gabriel Michael and Lucifer.
There are three pillars on which the church is built. The word prayer and worship every time we come together as a congregation were going up at worship and pray I have the word right, we have a quite time that worship you should pray you should read the work when you look at lease three archangels, will you look at Michael. Every time you see Michael in Scripture he's answering prayer Daniel.
Chapter 10 EA comes to answer the prayer of Daniel help the prayer get through his answering prayer. He rules over prayer every time you see Gabriel in Scripture he's bringing the word warning about the word of the Lord to Mary the mother of Jesus brought the word Lord Zacharias, the father, John the Baptist embraced word of the Lord. So Michael rules over prayer.
They were all over the world. Lucifer used a little over worship, but he got kicked out and here sign a rule of worship you memorize important things that the sound of your screen instruments and look at verse 13 of Ezekiel 28 it says the workmanship of your Timberwolves and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created in the workmanship of your Timberwolves and pipes okay this is easy to figure out what the first word means Timberwolves. What would be an English word for a temple tambourine. You say my family a timbrel is a percussion instrument. That's what against her pipes means wind instruments pipes something you blow through to make a sound like a clarinet or a flute or a trumpet.
Now listen here we have in Isaiah 14 streams and here Ezekiel 28 it says the workmanship of your percussion instruments and your wind instruments were created were prepared for you on the day you were created I don't know if you ever thought about this but you have all three of those instruments in you and most of the three classifications. All instruments fall into one of those precast classifications falling from all instruments are there either three percussion I win all interest and when we divide between brass and read but it still win JetBlue through it like it like a cell but all instruments, all of them either have strings. Are there percussion are there when and you work forget Satan was great with all three of those instruments.
In him you thought Isaiah 1428. The sound of more stringed instruments and the workmanship of your Timberwolves and your pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created, but I'm telling you, you have all three of those instruments and you have percussion instruments. I'm very good at that. Okay yeah percussion is that okay only thing that other strings all have vocal cords you have strings in your throat right and they will let about win will have those springs operate out of those ports operate the operate. When we end passes over them all good at this.
Now you see why dosing worshiping because the rest of the worshiping would just I just be so intimidated and elective one that's funny with email when you catch this. Satan was created with instruments, but he fell and then God created you with instruments.
It's amazing there's more that happens when musical instruments are played and we say what you think we just read your couple scriptures first Chronicles 13 eight. David and all Israel played music before God with all their might.
We see our own hearts on screen instruments. Their strength on tambourines, there's percussion on symbols percussion and with trumpets. William instruments and there's an amazing once I Chronicles 513 and 14. Evita came to pass, when the trumpet appears and the singers were as one you probably experienced this in worship service to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord that when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and the symbols in the instruments of music and praise the Lord say, for he is good for his mercy endures forever. The house, the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God led me as well. We want to see you want to see God glory filled the house of God and have been when you worship and praise him with instruments instruments are more important than you think your point number three what what in God, what did God do will probably little more than you think you did. Genesis 1 verse two is a real strings verse doesn't seem to go with verse one doesn't seem to go in verse three. Lots of theories about one called the gap theory, but it just doesn't know it all because it's what it says it says the the earth it says God created the heavens and the earth then says the earth was without form and void and darkness covered in most theologians believe that that is when God through sightings of the earth, and Satan brought without form in the Hebrew means take chaos about chaos. Void means emptiness about emptiness and pursue brought darkness, so I brought chaos and emptiness and darkness we say what God did.
God said, let's take care of these three things. First of all, let there be light and the first thing he did was he dispersed to dispel the darkness. He said, let there be light and he said let's play some form of a light day in a light at night. Let's put some stars in the sky. Let's have some land and some CNE begin to bring form to the earth. Then he said let's fill this emptiness any great plants in mountains and trees and flowers, many creative living creatures and birds that same and animals and created all the brought fullness to the emptiness he took care of the darkness. He took care of the chaos and he took care of the infants.
There was one thing missing and I think it went something like this.
I think Lucifer said to me how you got all this is to give you praise official to give you honor and glory is going to be your worship leader now God reached down, grabbed a handful of dirt squeeze that blue planet and said that his money worship leader and furthermore Satan that is going to crush your head, only one problem. Satan showed up to the me worship leaders who also had instruments and and said the exact same thing that caused the fall, is that you can be like God and what he said in Isaiah 14. I will be like the most time and adamantly bought it and chaos and emptiness, darkness back into the world, but 2000 years ago God said again, let there be light, and said his saw the light of the world God created you in his image he created you with instruments to worship and praise the Lord and I'm telling you when you worship him you praising you use your instruments glory of the Lord will feel this house in your house and this house instruments are much, much more important things we want you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert shipped today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with that sort checksum of past Robert's other messages out visit Pastor Robert Doc and if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can be a part of your community.
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