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September 12, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word with pastor. We are halfway through past two adversaries worked where we've been learning how to read the Bible experience miracles through and discover the answers we need today. Pastor Robert is going to talk about how God uses symbols throughout the Bible to give us greater revelation and understanding as well as this message is so insightful, so strong, pastor today.
The title of a message is symbols just not like drum symbols, whether after symbols because I will show you some symbols in Scripture in the Bible is full of symbolic Scripture.
And so when I spoke to Saul this when I was in my early 20s I got saved like the this is what caused me to just devour the Bible to read and reread it and read it because I saw all these symbols let me say this thing about about the book and about us. Okay you say this about about us first. We have a tendency to believe that we are humans having a spiritual experience. But the truth is we are spirits having a human experience formality like this statement about the Bible. This is a spiritual book written by a spiritual being, to spiritual beings, and by the way, the natural man would face the band is not born again Bible says can't even understand this book can even understand, so I must isolate spiritual science layers. Point number one. The Bible is full of spiritual symbols, Bible school, spiritual self, Psalm 105 versus 4041.
The people asking he will play all and satisfied them with bread the bread of heaven the bread of heaven. He opened the rock and water gushed out messy bread water rock. I talked about ready water in the spring in the series. They say you have a work I don't understand how you get the spiritual symbols like another Savior.
The Bible interprets itself is another good one. You don't interpret the Bible. The Bible interpret you but the Bible also interpret itself. When I say there's a spiritual symbol about a book chapter and verse for so let me show you spiritual symbols year now. I read that someone 05 now. Initially, the New Testament tells me what the symbols are first Corinthians, TN, verse one.
Moreover, brethren, I don't want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud of Malpass for the sleep. By the way verse to have three symbols in the lease of the 3 Baptism Dr. your all were baptized into Moses that was into their deliverer, which roughly about dozen to Jesus for me to say in the cloud that would represent spirit and in the sea that represent one lives. Three.
Baptism is right there symbols of watch verse three and they all like the same spiritual food. They all drink the same spiritual drink for legs right of that spiritual rock that followed the young and that rock was Christ. So when I get spiritual symbols from right there. But you see it says right there spiritual based business related of spiritual bread spiritual water and that rock was Christ. Now look Olympian. I will show you see symbols illustrate how easy it is said to give let the Bible define symbols okay LinkedIn. Verse 17 when 1017 then the 70 returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your night and he said they really know how to even think that I could just imagine them saying demons are subject you spoke little excellence's amazing so he thought what watch what he does say I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. My mother terribly say I'm unimpressed I'm unimpressed that these are subject to my name. I will when Satan came against my father and me kicked them out, and felt like lightning like what you notice the context were very real and potential exegesis of these four verses there, demons in Jesus uses the word Satan. They verse 19 watch, behold, I give you authority to trample over your two symbols serpents and scorpions watch, and over all the power of the enemy.
Look at the word enemy sales are showing the context and nothing shall by debates hurt you. Nevertheless, not rejoicing this that the spirit see the context. Demonic spirits are subject you. But when rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
If you see that Jesus said I did it the power to tread on serpents and scorpions. He is not talking about snakes anything engravers is talking about demons. We will spirits. Satan, the enemy. That's the convex one with what he says.
Serpents and scorpions, but let me just remind you of something. One guy wrote this whole thing. Listen 39 and pinned but there's only one offer source serpents and scorpions represents demons Olympian wonder what the represent Revelation 1 what the represent Genesis 1 what the represent position one want to represent Jeremiah same thing.
This is what got me so excited. This is why you hear when you hear me preach. I show you Scripture from all over this book because I see this one book.
This one book written by a spiritual be to spiritual beings the following. So let me show you how easy this understand the Bible. Many people say I can understand the book of Revelation rated a contest with the rest of his got all these things in it.
All these nouns and if you took those nails in red and everywhere else in the Bible like scorpions, you know what they are right here in TN.
Scorpions represent demonic spirits watch read Revelation 9 verse three then out of the smoke locusts came upon your Locust. I wonder what these locusts are watch and the VM was given power say I don't think these are natural locusts to them was given power watch as the scorpions of the earth about what we know scorpions are because Jesus tells sleep, demonic spirits now watch how this works.
They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or a tree, but only EN who do not have the seal of God and therefore ask that if you understand symbols as part understand but think about. He said they can harm green tree sets basically said brass trees and green things green trees to Parma Greentree Psalm one says a man who will meditate on the word of God is like a tree planted by the water when the demonic spiritual release.
The beginning times they can harm you don't have the seal of God but they Are meditate on the word of God is with that set forth the fifth. You might not know everything there might be some things in this book, you never same and some things I've never said that's why we did everything every day because this book was written by higher being a spiritual being and has all sorts of spiritual symbols right so number one Bible full spiritual symbols, number two sheet have inanimate reason I'm doing this is because we know she represent some Psalm 100 verse three we are his people and the sheep of his pasture and one know that so where were called. She right okay so now were going to read another verse that you already believe in symbols you believe in the Bible talks about the sheep of his pasture.
This talk about people of God right.
Ezekiel 34 verse one and the word of the Lord came to me saying Son of Man prophesy against the shepherds of Israel cried stop for a moment. You think he's talking about little shepherds course not, is not talking about a guy on the side of the hill with the address of the state's always talking about what's he talking about summer pastors, spiritual leaders, right but it's a shepherds I become a bit wise to say, shepherds worksheet will shepherds prophesy gives a shepherds and save them, thus says the Lord God to the shepherds load the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves. Should not the shepherds feed the flock say that so shepherds are spiritual leaders fought to the people of God right case on the show you another verse where flocks mean people seeking people shepherds mean pastors but there's another symbol and you need understand that there's a symbol for Betty mean something to get spiritual language right in the spiritual world is going on around us. Ezekiel 34 verse five so they sheep that's his people were scattered because there was no Shepherd, no Shepherd figure in the word of God and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered, messy, careful abolishment, we say now. She says she doesn't think she pastorally brings people and assess shepherds but done me a little shepherds. It means pastors based on the field means lines and tigers no means demonic spirits and I'll prove it to you.
So here's the simple, here's Revelation 12, verse nine so the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the devil and Satan that tells us who the server receive all links but I'm not just making it up. I'm not just saying what I think that this represents the devil as aversive Pillsbury represents about right now.
Remember I told you base the field represented demonic spirits. Remember when Satan fell. He took 1/3 of the angels with him, and those were the demonic spirits right and beasts of the field. Okay you get when you read Genesis 3, verse one.
You were the first words now the serpent you know the server represent something right.
Represent site watch the rest of the verse you might see something you've never seen before Genesis 21 now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God is the most common of all the fallen angels. We just read that when the people of God are fed the word of God become food for all the beasts of the field and now we read that Satan is the most subtle of all the beasts of the field is the smartest one you following okay Mark chapter 4 when he taught them many things by parables all right stop Jesus teach by parables. Jesus also said I don't do anything unless I first seen my father.
So when did you see the father for speaking purpose Old Testament. Now everything happened, but there were many times God spoke in parables of the Old Testament. I got one for you gave Ezekiel's, the king of Egypt and the king of Babylon, and this is not the king of Egypt with Moses and Charlton Heston all that I would buy the ones that this will affect the loss of pharaohs okay here's what he said someone to break pharaohs arms but never broke his liberal arms.
So either God lied or he was speaking allegorically in minimal time to break the strength.
Here's what he also said I want to strengthen the king of Babylon's arms, and I want to break pharaohs arms initially said both of them. This one that does this and this one does this was a moment right left arms speaking So now what you shall speak in the parable verse two alternate things by parables, and he said that his teaching. Listen to hold the sower went out to so and it happen as he sobered some seed fell by the wayside and the birds of the Eric K and devoured everyone see that birds of the year then later the disciples asked about the place and what what does this mean it was his response. Verse 13 and he said them. Do you not understand this parable this important moment. I'm going to but it was a bit held in will you understand all the parables I like you just think about it, we are more for Jesus said you don't understand this one. I don't understand William if you can understand this spring stroke by Bill parable you might want to study later this week. Some is what Jesus said on so he explains the sower sows the words of Steve represents the word of God and these are the ones by the wayside, where the word is so when they hear Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sewn in their hearts. Can Jesus say say where you get your symbols. I just showed you got from Jesus himself. He thought that demonic spirits of the fallen serpents and scorpions right here is talking about Satan ceiling word and he calls Satan and his army. In essence, because he is our people to do his bidding fallen angels. He called them birds of the air Jesus to bet that you following just the Holland's symbols of the spine disorders .3. But God has a plan God has a plan. Now there's a tree, Daniel. That's it. A dream Nebuchadnezzar has a dream member and it's about a big tree in nobody tenant can interpret the dream except Daniel, why can Daniel interpret the prey because Daniels the spirit that knows the great spirit the lead divine being. Daniels got right and no one else can interpret but just watch and see the symbolism in the spring. Okay Daniel four verse 10 these were the visions, this is Nebuchadnezzar speaking of my head while my bad. I was looking to hold the tree in the midst of your it's okay limit. When I got they were were like when he finishes. Daniel says the tree as you trees Babylon and you you represent a tree and its teaching about Babylon represents a mixture of the world of the church. The church went into bondage to Babylon in ancient so-called mingled, get this, they were there for several years because they disobey God.
When God set them free. This will shock you only 10% went back 90% on state so weary Babylon because remember Babel is also mentioned in the book of Revelation will read about this sort represent something it represents a mixture of the church in the world some mixture okay so watch this tree that's growing up is this worldly church. This worldly mixture of the church of the world. Look at verse 11. The tree grew and became strong its hydrates to the heavens, that he could be seen to the ends of your sleeves were very lovely through the bonded and it was food for all we consume is word food.
Now watch this, the beasts of the field found shade on group and the birds of the heavens whelped in its branches and all flesh was fed from just want you know it doesn't say spirit was slick, fed from since flesh, I saw the visions of my head while my bad.
There was a watch or a holy one coming out from heaven, he cried aloud and said chopped down the tree cut off its branches for bothered sleeves and scattered true, but the beast get out from under it in the birds for its branches.
Nevertheless, leave the stop. Leave the stop okay so when they're going into bondage the prophet is standing there prophesying to the state of the city of at least 5000 will only only hundred, you will return one goes about undergoing. His article, Sanders will be a remnant that comes back only a remnant and yes there would this is the tree and talk about this tree. Isaiah prophesied about this captivity before it ever happens. He talks about this bondage. But remember the famous for bonsai Isaiah, everybody knows it goes in the temple Lord appears strength and Isaiah says these famous words the Lord says to him. Shall I stand and who will go for us against us represents a friend. Isaiah says the famous words member Lord here my statement right.
Lord, send me Lord Stanley then says I'm going to send you to the people who have ears but they can't hear and have eyes that they can't see this when I'm a preacher next week.
Spirituals like any said, and their hearts are dull and they're not going to repeat my note nobody a minority by free from this you know what Isaiah said the first time. Isaiah says, Lord, send me and then he says okay I want to send you to a rebellious people, and you're going to preach and they're not going listen. Isaiah said, Lord, hello.
Look it up in Isaiah 6.
That's the next thing you said hello hello individual to that revival.
Lord, in this what God's answer is, until I chopped down the tree but I want to leave the stop. Now watch this member, symbols 11 Isaiah 613.
Remains when it is cut down, so the Holy See shall be at stop snowboards the true believers remnant will be left when I bring judgment on this worldly church right. Ezekiel 31 verse six, all the birds of the heavens made their nested spell such branches.
Underage branches all the beasts of the field brought forth her young and in its shadow. All great nations made their home, all nations talk about a worldly church noticed birds and beasts 510 by the way, notice for the birds nest for the birds nest in the branches. Anyone got a Scripture what branches are. John 15 verse five I am the vine branches.
When we just tell you yes demons would love to come and build the best in your house but would love to but love the masking the branches. If you let sold all my Babylon I just got a couple more scriptures. Revelation 18 verses one to after these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority in the earth was aluminate was glorious and he cried mightily with a loud voice saying Babylon the great, this worldly church is fallen, is fallen to watch the context watch watch another symbol and it has become a dwelling place of demons demons of prison for every foul spirit in a cage for every unclean and hated bird said that's not literal birds. Also, by the way, I'm not saying if you have a parakeet it's a demon not saying but how, how else would you explain that Scripture what it says is become a place for every demons file spirits and birds and Jesus said the birds of the air, try to devour the word of God. Lisa 178 so that Satan let Satan the work of Satan.
That's all. His long experience real public art for more scriptures. Matthew 1243 Jesus speak with an unclean spirit goes out of a man, that means he can give you one goes through dry places, seeking rest of Einstein and then he says I will return to my house because the body or else from which I came.
When he comes, he finds it.
Watch three words empty, swept in the course 13 words I guess.
But just three things here and put in order.
Empty, swept, and put in order. Empty, swept, cleaned up and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there in the last say the man is worse in the first deck. So how did the demonic spirits get back you his house was swept and cleaned everything claims act up put things in order, but it was empty Phyllis house with Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the word of God that but here it's saying this guy gets set free.
But then you get seven more to watch an Old Testament Scripture with the symbol limit when the children of Israel went into the promised land. They were driving enemies out, you realize that many times we say you know the promise land represents heaven no doesn't represent heaven because there were still enemies are there represents the overcoming Christian life and the way you're going to have an overcoming Christian lives life as if you driving enemies out of your life.
That's what you overcome.
So watch what God says what's the symbol this last Scripture Deuteronomy 722 and the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you little by little, you will be unable to destroy them at once less the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. I don't thing is, lions and tigers.
I think he's saying what embodies nations out little by little so you get stronger. You have more faith in you grow less the beasts of the field become too numerous and I think that's assembled us that we gotta keep walking with God. We got to keep reading the Bible, we gotta keep learning. We got to keep growing because were driving out the beasts of the field out of Arlington. The following there was the whole point of this message. I will I wrestle with it because I thought I got way too much to unload only one message, but here's the whole point.
I hope you understand this is a spiritual book written by a spiritual being. True spiritual beings, and there are things in your probably remixing and I hope you get so hungry for this book that you read we want to take a moment to think about with Pastor Richard today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of past represent the messages.
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