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April 17, 2022 8:00 am
Worship the Lord has drug they were hearing a special Easter message titled its truth, or past rubber assuring insight about the word, even those of us who have heard that word thousand times to be something fresh in this message.
So let's tuning you turn your Bibles to second Corinthians chapter 1 and I'm going to share an Easter message with you called it true it's true I want to talk about the word that you know it's a Bible word we say it all the time but I don't think we know the significance of the work. It's the only word that's the same in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English. Now you might know that not know the significance of those four languages, but as a as a theologian, I do the Old Testament written in Hebrew the New Testament Greek, Latin is derived from Greek and English is derived from Latin. So this is the only work that's the exact same in all four of those languages is also an international world. It word is the same all over the world. It's the word amen. Now I Hebrew and Greek gets pronounced all me in Texas. It's pronounced a man, but there's something about this word that's important when you think about this word, though you probably heard a definition that is then okay layman's definition but is not the literal definition so I asked you what does Amy and me. What would you say so be it. Right. So be it justice, just to let you know if that's the literal definition then I think sometimes we misuse the word because I have been in church when I heard a pastor say your neighbor is going to hell. Amen. Soviet it's amazing how this word is used in some churches gets used to let everyone know were free church and we say and a lot around here other churches. It's not news to let everyone know were a dignified church. We don't talk in church except for the pastor you we don't say anything back. When I think about that I think about a friend of ours named Pat Boone that most of you know from movies and television Pat and Shirley have been friends of mine and Debbie's for years and we when we go to Los Angeles we go to their home.
We have dinner.
Things like that and so just a few months ago. We are having dinner with them and Pat told us a story about winning movie stars Christ and some of you might not know, but he want a lot of movie stars to the Lord.
He, Pat and Shirley had a Bible study in their home for over 20 years. Pastor Jack Hayford their pastor would teach and so they actually baptize over 300 movie stars during that time in the swimming pool but he told a story after story of these movie stars and came to Christ. Many later in life and begin to realize they need to get serious about the relationship.they told us about one and I'm not going tell you the name because you you you know this person and I don't have permission for him to tell the story, but affirmation from Pat to tell the story, so, so he took this movie star who was he was witnessing to get not come to price typically restart in the past decade for church own Christmas Eve and they're sitting there and pastor guy gets up he starts preaching and all of a sudden someone the congregation said amen and pass out. I saw this movie started just on settler look up anything. I realized he'd never been in the church before where people spoke back to the past and in a moment. Someone else said amen.
He looked over there and they said I could see him when he will Say amen. He started realizing how I get it. They are encouraging this preacher so maybe I should encourage the preacher to remember. He wasn't a Christian, yet so I'm actually going to change one of the words that he said so that I can save in church okay. Pastor Jack said that baby that was born on Christmas morning wasn't just a baby. He was the son of God in this movie starts at that's starting right preacher simply said the other words so so sometimes we don't always use the word amen correctly but I want to tell you little bit about the word IBNR and second Corinthians 1 verse 20 says, for all the promises of God are yes in him and in him amen was that me all the promises of God giving him or amen. Well, let me show you three points writer's number one. Amen. In the Old Testament on short, you know that's what they word a handsome Bible hundred 93×30 of those real test of the 30 in the Old Testament 12 are in one chapter 12 of the times that it's in the Old Testament 30 times it's in one chapter 12.think about that and it will surprise you how it's used.
God told the people to use it when he had the Levite stand on Mount Garris him and not evil and they announce blessings and curses and he told them they were supposed to say amen they get this after the person's gone after the blessing that the verses I just read a couple of verses to show you be running 27 verses 14 to 16 and all the Levite shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Israel, cursed is the one who makes a car or molded image. Now remember, this is a lot like the second commandment with Bob talk about that person is one who makes a card or molded image an abomination to the Lord. The work of the hands of the craftsman and sets it up in secret and all the people shall answer and say amen curses the one who treats his father or his mother with content. This would be talking about the fifth commandment to honor your mother and your father.
That's an excellent room, going to and all the people shall say amen that is the question why did God tell them to say amen after the curses, but he didn't tell him say amen after the blessings. Here's the reason why Amy and I give you the literal definition yet.
I will, but it's an affirmation why is he doing this. Here's the reason why it's easy to agree with the blessing. In other words, when Moses said, I'm so okay this what God says if you do this you'll be blessed.
I'm sure some the people thought amen amen amen amen. I believe that an animal just okay. But God says this is what's going to happen. If you do this you're going to be first in the Moses probably have go in the people like amen so I don't do that.
There's a reason because he doesn't want us to be cursed. And here's the definition of her salad. Please remember this because only people understood misunderstood what's first occurs as a consequence of disobedience. It's a consequence of disobedience and God as our loving heavenly father doesn't want us to suffer the consequence of this with the laws of God. Think about it this way. It is like the law of gravity. If you break it to suffer consequence to jump off a building you really want to be hurt or killed either one. God doesn't want you to get the wall when you break the law of God is not God punishing you your suffering. A consequence, and he told you. Please don't do this. Here's the consequence say we do this like children. When my children were young, and I would talk to about things I didn't want to do. First of all, this is good for you younger parents always said to him, look at me, look at me see it's hard sometimes to communicate with three-year-old you know so look at me. I needed every advantage I could get look at me and then I would say to them. This if you do that again you're going to get a spanking you are going to get a spanking. If you do that again. If you do that again you're going to get a spanking. Do you understand James when he was about three years old. He started saying me I don't understand daddy. You're about to so why was I doing that because I didn't want to spank them I didn't want to have the consequence of disobedience in the consequence of disobedience is much greater when you grow up. That's what we teacher when the young there's a consequence the disobedience.
That's why God had not used a in the Old Testament. Now again I thought it's 30×28 of those times it's translated amen two times it's translated literally so this is how you're going to find out now what is the literal definition of the word amen. Isaiah 65 or 60 so that he who blesses himself and the earth shall bless himself in the God of amen all named that's the Hebrew word for and he who swears in your shall swear by the God of truth, the word amen means truth. So that's how if we were if someone said pastor said listen without Christ, your neighbors will mail you could say a man that's true that's true it's true without Christ, as were my neighbors. Beneath her bigotry so I will just figures for number two. Amen.
In the New Testament in the New Testament, 153 times Jesus actually says it.
Two thirds of those times. Two thirds of the times that it's in the New Testament Jesus as I'd let you know little other trivia about it other 27 books in the New Testament 24 books and with the word amen. 24. It gives you just don't notice it because you're at the end of the book 24 of the 27 New Testament in with wording they got 24 times right there, but most the time that you should used by Jesus, but Jesus does something with the word amen never been done before. Never it never happened this way he moves it from the end of the sentence to the first of the sentence he says that the first of the sentence and in the book of John. He says it 50 times. But it's only 25 sentences. So let me tell you how does that. He doubles it up.
He says it twice at the beginning of a sentence and you're probably thing I don't remember. He's saying a man a man if you insist that's because it's not translated that way limit dyads translated in the old King James. If you reveal a great read that growing up it's translated very early.
Verily, I say to you in the newer versions. They translated truly furling like John three verse three John 33 said Jesus answering said to him, truly furling, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. They think is what he saying amen and amen they say this is truth. This is what I'm saying here is truth.
Truth truth. So why did he do that, why, why did Jesus say, truly, truly, I say to you 25 times developed truly, truly, truly, truly, truly, truly, I did. Maybe he got into a speakers have in our speakers get in the habits and and jobs… One speaker, one time he was in his have a safe eye when I went I went to a waving eye when I wanted to stay on safe, all man freight you know so by good to. I do until I was listen to myself. One time Alyssa never messaged a bridge as well as in every message upward. I was listen as I went on driving the park and I got in the have a say on Tyson. I don't laugh because I don't do that anymore. September now and then but I said I would Tyson on Tyson. Oh they sent. I said it 43 times in a 30 minute message okay.
Somehow they sent a ball and shouted in the dark hello so would be to get in the speakers habit. Of course not. This is Jesus. He knew every word he was saying and he said it for reason is what most theologians believe Jesus was saying. My father says this is true, and I saved.
So why would you say that because Jesus said this very clearly. I don't say anything unless I first hear my father say it is another thing he was doing. He was saying. My father says this is true in heaven. And now, because I'm here on earth. It's now true owners. I am moving truth from heaven to earth. When I tell you this truly, truly, and then the Bible tells us that the spirit confirmed the word with signs following. Just to give you the example you want to put this on the screen. She can write down, but this is the creative process. If you like to know the creative process you like to Genesis this is what the way the world was created. This is why God creates a new creation. This is why God creates anything in your life. This is it right here. The father will sit the father will sit the sun words. It in the spirit works. That's the creative process. In other words, anything that God does in your life. It's because it's the father's will and some tapping your life is not the father's will is not God the father will zip the sun words it speaks at your heart through the word speaks of your heart.
The sun words and keys the word of God and the Holy Spirit works and say no if you will agree with the father's will for your life and the sons word for your life.
The spirit will work it in your life if you will agree with the father's will for your life, the sons word for your life spirit will work so we were playing in the Old Testament and New Testament years or less they will tell you that a man of God that a man of God. Jesus said it two thirds of time.
New Testament most of those in the gospel twice, though he says it in the book of Revelation to the to John on the fence. One time he says it this way. I am the amen I am the amen. Now remember if word amen which it does means. Truth is what you say I am the truth, which is just like what he said in John 14.
I am the way, the truth and the life. But here's what he says when he first comes to John on the island of Patmos. Revelation chapter 1 verse like the I am he who lives, and was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore. Amen. Can now know I told your mom to go probably think this is a traditional Easter message, but it's a jump ring around Easter. Here's Easter is what Jesus said I was dead but now I'm alive and this is true, it's true there now my life as I told you it's a dream come true for me to have Sandy and Lauren L. Here I told the pastor Thomas. We're just a little bitty church one day I want to have Sandy, Patty and Lauren L Harris come for Easter and sing adjusting Jesus and I think Thomas thought yeah right. But here's one reason one thing I love the whole song my loveless line to me. That song by the way is, like Peter and Mary coming to the two morning you know and then they go back and tell the disciples listen. We know how you feel. His death was so real. We would watch the guards take his body down but but listen I just selling diesel. He was – and now he's alive and listeners no doubt that he was dead. There's no doubt he was dead. No doubt at all because they came even to break his legs like me regarding that. But I a soldier took a spear and standing through the heart and the lungs is no way he could've been resuscitated with that injury. That was a fatal injury blood and water came out of his heart, so he wasn't resuscitated he was resurrected is the first person it's ever been resurrected. Lazarus was brought back to life but he was broke. He was resuscitated because he died again. Jesus said I am he who lives was dead but I live forevermore. He came back with a resurrected body.
By the way, without resurrected the disciples when they are in the law room and Jesus shows up with a resurrected body you walk through walls on this warning you when we get to heaven you lock the doors I'm coming in from rot only on developing. So what was different. Peter and Mary had been with Jesus three years. What was different.
He was resurrected. They knew he was dead and now the natives live and listen. They have lost the faith. It's clear they have lost like Jesus told them on four separate occasions, I'm going to be crucified. But on the third day I'm going to write that they worked there that morning to greet him because they brought 100 pounds of spices with them to embalm his body.
They brought 100 pounds.
You can read it with him to embalm his body so they were not expecting rest, as they saw how he died and all the sudden he's alive.
What was different is and I love this song. This this phrase in the song I just seen Jesus listen and I'll never be the same again because he really gets the son of God. It's true, it's true. That's the way I felt when I got say in a motel room for the first time in my life. I brought up in church on a Jesus son of God knew the story bend all the Easter's all that stuff for the first time in my life.
I thought it truth you know what I really knew was true for the first time I like. Normally he was Lord when I was a sinner.
I realize for the first time in my life. Yes, I brought up in church and yes I walked on mouth, but I been in control of my life I've been involved in sin.
I'm going to help in that motel room.
I remember saying to Jesus if there's anyone that deserves to go to hell if there's anyone that deserves to go to hell.
But if you only you can have and I realized when Jesus came to my life never had no desire to go back to drugs no desire to go back to an immoral lifestyle no desire because Jesus was real true true want you to think about what classroom you check today and really listen to with the voice.
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