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The Foundation of Abandonment

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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October 17, 2021 8:00 am

The Foundation of Abandonment

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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October 17, 2021 8:00 am

Pastor Robert shares a word about God’s desire to take us higher in worship when we abandon ourselves and give Him control.


Welcome to worship and the word with pastor Rev. were in a series called the four living creatures, where Pastor Robert shares with the four heavenly creatures face in the Bible represent for the body of Christ worldwide the church and our own lives. Today's message is about the face of the evil which symbolizes this message is eye-opening and includes some incredible insight so let's join Pastor Robert so word a series called the four living creatures. These four living creatures are in Revelation and in Ezekiel and there are four creatures each creature has four faces the face of a man. The Knox Eagle in the lineup and they follow the spirit.

Wherever the spirit goes the creature ghost but it never turns goes in that direction with that face them facing where the spirit is going but the other thing it does is it goes higher and higher. That's what little gets lifted up so God takes us higher in our understanding of certain things in Scripture and so we talk about the man and the man represents Jesus the son of man, Jesus himself referred to himself in the Gospels, 82 times of the Son of Man melt some of those are repeats, but he still decided to put it in there and those four books. Matthew Mark Luke and John. 82 times. So Jesus is the Son of Man, the face of a man refers to the man. Some people say refers to righteousness because of Jesus.

Some will say holiness.

I use it to say, Greg.

Some say grace and truth. Here's the point. I know refers to Jesus or reversed everything Jesus is. But what I believe God is doing during this series, is highlighting an aspect of each face to take us higher as a church and he is zeroing us. For instance, when I talked about grace I could've set him up. Rachel grace and subconsciously, some of you might have. You know had little moment. Thank well I know about Brice's best Robert and and then all of us can have us all.

This can drift during a message are drift during a conversation with our life so but always to drift today and also say spouse and I thought this relevant illustration but the point is because God zero decision on something that first message. It was only giving ourselves grace for failures after we been saying it was like it kept us all in gauges like wow I'm I am thought about that. So then last week I talked about the ox.

The ox represents servant hood and yet God took us to a specific part of servant hood which is humility.

So this week we'll talk about the people in the evil represents worship, but the Lord zero mi EN on a word that I've never uses words talk about worship before so this week that the title of the message is the foundation of abandonment, abandonment, and I like to read through the Bible every year and I'm reading through the message right now and I was in a read in Psalm 40, and it's a famous passage Mookie James googling translation, NIV, ESV, about God is put a new song in my mouth. Many will hear it in fear and trust in the Lord were trust is is talking about abandoning's what the message says right. Psalm 40 verse three, he taught me how to see the latest God song of praise song to our God more and more people are seeing this date, enter the ministry, abandoning themselves to God. They enter the ministry, abandoning themselves that before trust to God.

This went off in me like I can't even tell you and I hope it to go off and you this is what worship is a lot of people in worship in the worship portion of the service were singing a lot of people saying but don't abandon themselves to God. In other words, you come in any control, and you will even control people in your quiet time in control and you leave in control. You have not worship if you don't abandon control of your life.that's worship.

That's an encounter with God. When you abandon yourself to give you a little bit of a couple of Miriam Webster dictionary of her no definition abandoning these to give up when the with the intent of never again claiming a right or interest in liking abandon property. Are you abandon ship you abandon. But here's another definition from West strips to give up to the control or influence of another person or agent to give up to the control of another person. Okay, so I'm telling you you need to abandon yourself to God because clearly say what I shrugged if I don't take care of myself, who will while I understand there's the there's aspect of taking care of ourselves understand what the fruits of the spirit of self-control understand that, but that's something that the Holy Spirit produces in us when we give up control. When we abandon ourselves and you ever thought about just like your are here and you're going to abandon yourself to walk away from yourself.

But you're doing it because you're letting Jesus now take care of you. I'm telling you people miss this and late listener worship music in their homes and they sing a few songs on the weekends but they're still in control. You haven't worship unless you've abandon yourself to God. By the way, this is where true peace and joy come from worry, fear, anxiety, depression, sadness is when you're in control. When God's in control your fine right so so why would you people abandon themselves more and again this is in the Hebrew. This comes from this work. Trust me, you will see them trust that puts a trestle, so why would we trust God will assign another way, why, how can we trust God more than we do.

Trust.but how can we trust God more. Well we have to know his character, because the more we know his character of the more we can trust in someone I want to do in this message. This this will shock you. I have three points that all B cell good messages have three points because that's that we have a triune God. So it's the rep instrument.

So how can we trust someone I want to do is I will take the three armies OEM again either three on-base and show us if we understand these character traits of God. It's easy to trust them more is easy to give him control first one omnipotence, the omnipotence of God, the Lord on the means all potent space, powerful power, God has all power. He's omnipotence. The power is all he has all power. So Godhead is not just that he has some power is not just that he has the most power has all power when it dawns on you that he has all power that you can give him control like when I thought about a biblical illustration for each of these I thought about Abraham when God asked him to sacrifice his son.

And here's what Hebrews tells us is that Abraham did it, no wing, concluding his way says it that God was even able to raise him from the dead, so the way he could give up and fall was out doing this because the all-powerful God is asking you to any dogs Artie told me that my seed is coming through Isaac that this is the that the promise is coming through Isaac. So if he's asking me to do this you must be going to raise him up from the bed and that would be hard for God to do because he is all-powerful, but I want to say how worship consistent so Abraham is taken Isaac is walking up the he was. But what really is the firewood mall that any sales, cost of a just a little line to the geyser with the details of your stay here and then he says this the land and I will go yonder and worship is what he said were going to go abandoning ourselves to God to the control of the Almighty and everything will be okay will all be okay. Pastor Preston Morrison is in Scottsdale Gateway church Scottsdale. He was here for many years. Youth and young adults. Pastor and great church they're doing fantastic. They're just growing like crazy.

About two years in the church. I asked one of our elders. Nella Millet you know when someone goes to plan church Preston TM the thing guys like that a few of our elders will serve as elders for the because you don't put a novice in the in the position of an elder Bible sissy check plan church and start with elders, presumably little regard you don't know is tested so three or four of our elders will serve as elders for them and then all of our salaries are set by a few elders who are non-staff so they they don't they don't serve on our staff so you can have someone on your staff on your payroll. Set your salary because it will give your racing to get good or get one volatile text so so my salary since I started been sent by nonstaff Okay so same with Preston. So I said to one of our elders who serves on his elder board about two years in the church for several years.

You assess a dog oppressing a race issue. Basically trying to but he turned them, and he turned them last year for excessive okay so Preston was coming in the preach and it was the Sunday of the Masters golf we can the Masters so so I said to make him watch. After the service. Come watch the Masters of my house is okay so were watching golf tournament and we got displacement to Paul's message him one of documents and is okay. I said I want you to give yourself a rights and Lisa will pass Robert.

I don't have the authority to set my salary. I symbol apparently you do because you have the authority to turn down a rights and if just say he's almost tender heart. Should he just it just hit a suppressant if you don't have the authority to raise your salary. How do you have the authority to lower yourself and he still cannot tell you why why I didn't salade know why you did it but going to I been doing this while I know I did it for a great reason but is still wrong you can be sincerely wrong, so just wanted to tell me why you case and what were Jan and I want to be able to hire more staff and one bill to pay them well so I just feel like these first few years and will keep my salary lower so I can use those funds to hire more and pay them better. I said to him, oh, so you're the provider of the church, less gun what he bit the setting like this old suppressing of a great heart I know why you didn't. But you're not the provider. Furthermore, you're not in control. You have to yield control to God suppressing said therapy, and he said I'll tell them all receive raises a rough telling Artie overruled essays already in motion.

Letter fight also going back pay for the time you said you wouldn't get it because I'm putting things right so we did that and then here's what pressing, just talked to him this week and it was there was a was essays about conversation.

One part was so what's the temperature there. He said all regular sweaters out at 60 okay so anyway, here's what he said. He said within a few weeks of that someone in the church and I had no idea didn't know anything, but I just told our finance form gave a check for more than my yearly salary. Just one check and that you once I took my hands off of it. The income of the church doubled because God said oh you let me be in control. I'll take care of it.

Then I'll take you, so we yield to be sold to the all-powerful. Here's the bucket on Millet about omniscience that if you look at the word 'army and then see the word science all science means knowledge. God has all knowledge by knowing there's a big deal but let's believe the scientists will some scientists write some are not. But I'm day one scientist who is always right, not someone who has all sons, all knowledge is one we need to believe right now, so he has all knowledge.

I'm trying like a political statement on just simply say there there are though Leave it that Arctic soap has just believed God heart. So anyway so you yield control to someone who knows everything that's what you can control he knows everything. David is leaving the city after being itching for many years because Absalom his son is trying to take over the kingdom and so they were just links he just leaves is like.take care and on his way out he notices that fill our work with him. The ark of the covenant, and he tell Sadock is high priest take the ark back to the city because it God wants to he can bring me back and if not, then this is what he says let him do to me as seems good to him, let him do to me as seems good to him what they was actually saying he knows more than I God knows more than I did. So I trust Linda whatever he wants to. But remember I told you Abraham yielded control and we saw. He worshiped me show you what happened just a few verses after this works. Second Samuel 1532. Now it happened when David to come to the top of the mountain where he worshiped God doing tell you little something else. We started in Psalm 40 member. We read Psalm 40 you know old King James that you guys maybe we'll see you thoughtfully saw my mouth trust the Lord message about people understand the mystery now that's abandoning themselves.40 Member Wrote That Some David a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician of What It Says before You Know When Most Theologians Believe He Wrote That Song Writer When He Was Running from Absalom, and Nobody Said God Put a New Song in My Mouth and I'm Just Going to Abandon Myself to Him I Will Give up Control, Isolate, Given Control Though to God. I Just Drove a Gimmick to God Who Has All Power and All Knowledge, so Let's Use an Analogy, Let's Say That You're Lost in the Woods and It Started to Get Nightfall. It's about Your Cold. You Haven't Had Any Watery End on the Stream All Day so You Gotta Get Some Water.

You Gotta Get Someplace Defined Some Dry Wood Maybe It's Been Raining in Your Cold and You Gotta Get a Cave or Something and You Gotta Find Some Sort of Firewood Some Sort of Flat Rock or Some to Try to Get a Spark Going and Get It Started. Get Night Temperatures about to Drop You Probably Won't Make It through the Night to Say Jesus Shows up and You Really Jesus, Not Just a Long-Haired Bearded Fellow It's Really Jesus of You Know Jesus Got the Nail Prints Analogous Jesus and Yourself, Man.

I'm so Glad to Hear and and Lord Says Well I Know We Need Some Firewood. Cave and I Know There's a K Right over Here and so I Needed Would Just Go This Way. Can You Say Why Your Strength and That One Not in Sync Cave over There, He Would Probably Save You Okay up but I Created These Works.

I Know the animal dry firewood listed and we go this way many months I will have a compass and it says North is this what he would say a lot created north know why your legal moved as I created the magnetic field around the earth. When you shut up because I know more than you now wish there was a buzz in the woods and Jesus is really Jesus showed up. You know, I wouldn't argue with you been in the woods a lot and not given control Jesus and thought you knew more. I knew a better way to do it, but this is when we worship because when you truly worship there's a mystery that happens the ministry as you abandon yourself to God and God steps in and takes over and lead you out of those woods so is all-powerful, he's all knowledgeable. Here's number three is omnipresence again. It means simply all present, God is all present. He's everywhere at all times when you think what is omnipresence. You might remember Scripture that a lot of people know Hebrews 13 five says for he himself is said I will never leave you nor forsake delivered the Scripture, I will never leave you nor forsake their support. I think we miss, for he himself said, for he himself said okay. Where did he himself say there was a zebra says for he himself said, but beware were going up and where did he himself say well he said it.

When Joshua was succeeding Moses. He said it twice to Moses to tell Joshua and he said he wants to Joshua after Moses about Deuteronomy 31 six this is Moses talking Joshua he will not leave you nor forsake you, Joshua, Bobby, Deuteronomy 31 states he will not leave you nor forsake you. And after Moses died he shows up. Talk to Joshua Pursley. Joshua 15. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Now I said true worship is abandonment to God. So we saw Abraham worshiped in the abandon himself.we saw David worship but did Joshua worship did he abandon himself, God will remember famous story when the commander of the Lord's army shows up. Joshua five verse 13 and it came to pass, when Josh was by Jericho that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold a man M, Jesus stood opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand and Joshua went to him and said to him or you for us are for our adversaries. So he said no but as commander of the law army of the Lord. I've now come and Joshua fell on his face to be your and abandoned control not just put that events on the Bible I just put in for our study today. Joshua fell on his face, in your and worshiped, and said to him what does my Lord say to his servant say here's what Jesus did. He showed up and Joshua said here for us or for them.

They said no money or take sides under takeover. That's what he says every time shows up because Lord I'm going through some right now my wife you my side of her set no under takeover for both of you to submit your will. Summary for both of you to give up control. The only way it works. Son is when I'm in control because I'm smarter than you are. A more powerful to ignore and I will never leave you nor forsake. I will always always always present. God told Abraham to sacrifice his son but he told him to go somewhere specifically told him to go to the land of Moriah and he says when Abraham is a far way off, he lifted up his eyes and saw the play startled real seek to prove this, but most theologians would agree it was Mount Moriah because she can't lift up your eyes from a four-way conceit. Some it's not right.

This makes sense, but even then it was still in that vicinity. It was the land of Moriah, but I believe Abraham walked up to heal memorize with his son raised the knife in the air, but God stopped him before he sacrifice his son but about 2000 years after that God walked up the field right there, Mount Moriah, this where Solomon built the temple temple mount about 800 archways gold also the land of Moriah, God walked up the hill with his son, but he didn't stop. He let males be driven through his hands and feet, and a spirit inside and you know what Jesus said to release on the cross. Why are you abandon are you forsake the answer is one abandon you right now so you can die for the sins of the world so that I will never leave them. I will never forsake them. And I will never abandon because you're going to take care of it all let me say this way, God is saying.

I can be all-powerful and all-knowing and all present. If you give up control to give me control.

I'll be all-powerful and all-knowing and all present in your life who want to take a moment to think about what pastor of a church today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us are tickets in the past Roberts at the messages. Visit Pastor and if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community.

We hope you enjoy this message next time.

Pastor Robert is concluding the series with the message about you will not want to miss. Until then, have a blessed

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