when i don't desire god part 3

We are blind. Faith localises deity! But if we fulfil those conditions and abide in God, we will have God's protectors, God's divine protectors. Into the bargain he felt burdened with such a heavy burden to bear in ministering to these folk who were bereaved. Now, the reason I point out the connection between joy and faith and their interwovenness in Paul’s mind and Jesus’s mind is that we are told explicitly in the Bible to fight for faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you are called.” From there he’s talking in terms of exhortation to Timothy, and then he gets to the end of 2 Timothy, and he bears witness to his own life, and you remember what he says in 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”. “I am the bread of life. This will also help you balance. And all I’m pointing out is, the fight is a fight not to grow cold. My Part, God’s Part. 'Thou shalt not test...' - do you want to see angels? Because that's a fair assumption that people will take when they hear these truths and go away and say: 'Well, it's alright for him, he's not experiencing what I'm experiencing. But it is a modest place that ascribes to God the final say in whether I’m happy today or not. Therefore this is when we must pay attention to the personal desires we have. It’s a fight to delight with red-hot passion in God to the end. Did he need to see angels? So, I’m going to go back where I began with 2 Corinthians 1:24. These are the beings that we're talking about. That’s one thing, and if that’s the only way you think, you’re probably going to be a sick person because you also know another thing Jesus said in Matthew 7. 5. Nevertheless, it was not I. It is a gift, and life after the first repentance is a series of gift receivings. We must say that: we don't worship them. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. “How shall I inherit eternal life?” I’ve kept the Law.” “You lack one thing.” Jesus can see where his treasure is. It's true, isn't it, that travelling from theory to reality is a long journey. 28:13). Let us bow our heads, in these closing moments ask yourself: 'Have I let, or can I let, the word of God transfuse into my heart?'. And so were all of you born that way. The second thing is our - your - responsibility of when you hear the truth, bringing your life into line with the truth. For those who do want God to exist but are doubting, go on to the next pieces of conversation. “I will make my horse ready. And, in fact, he seems to use them almost interchangeably, doesn’t he? You can’t make it happen in you, and you can’t make it happen in anybody else. Oh, yes. “Whoever believes,” and believing and coming are parallel words there, “shall never thirst.”. I will get a good night’s rest. Narrow? I will put my sword in my hand. Verse 9 and 10! Therefore I feel, perhaps, that we need a bit of a push - and I think the Psalmist believed that, that we need a bit of an assurance, we need a bit of a guarantee from God. I like your joy talk. Preach The Word. I have no good apart from You.’” There’s another one. It rises spontaneously and responds to things. You might say, “This word fight. So God will not tell you to date someone you don’t want to date. Let's go and tell them! Therefore He gives us His guardians, and He gives us His guarantees. Indeed, it cannot.” So, the mind of the flesh is the mind that every human has since Adam and Eve fell. You miss the point when you get obsessed with angels! We don’t really emotionally embrace the fact that God has given us some things to do, but in the end, we don’t have control. If you want to date this person, this could be a sign that God is telling you to go for it. This is where the Lord Jesus on the Damascus road says to Paul, “I send you to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that they may receive forgiveness of sins.” “I send you to open their eyes.” Paul knew good and well God alone opens eyes. If a child admits that they wouldn’t want God to exist, the most important conversation you can have is getting to the bottom of why that’s the case. But don’t forget the persecutions! Now, that's the first thing: we must preach it. You have to have God’s favor first before you can do this. One of the most prominent occurrences of that is in Joshua 5 and verse 13, by Jericho. He tells me to rejoice in the Lord and always rejoice. They want to get people to have a passion for God who right now love only the NBA or their new hair or whatever. Do you see everything that's against you? Now, I am not under the false assumption that many of us, including myself when I read this Psalm, find a lot of the truths very difficult to implement into my life and put into practice. [Read guidelines...]. You can’t make it happen immediately. I felt that God had just come down with His word and put a cloak of armour around me, that nothing could touch me' - that is what this word ought to do for you! But if you just join the crowd and drift in your so-called Christianity, you will be of no use to them. And he had it fixed in his mind that the philosophical meaning for the word “Hedonism” was that happiness becomes the criterion for right and wrong. It’s not a fight for joy in general. People theologically make two kinds of mistakes here. Transcribed by: Now, isn't that it? You will have a holy domestic home if you dwell in God. It's not 'Have you seen an angel? Editor’s Note: This message, which appears below as a lightly edited transcript, is the third part of a series of six messages based on the book When I Don’t Desire God. You cannot keep it. I mean, he’s talking about love in terms of its temperature, not just its commitment. Lord we pray that, as we have now known the truth, that through knowledge of the truth that the truth may make us free. Therefore there are two things we need to lay down as we look at this Psalm. He wants us to see past the temporal, past the disease, past the cancer, past the disability, past the problems in work, past distress in the home from children or parents, or husband or wife - He wants us to see past, and to see that God is able! What have we been saying? God breaks in on you by the Holy Spirit, illumines your eyes. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. It wouldn’t make you any happier to say, “Joy is work” than it would to say, “Joy is a fight.” But Paul says that, and he’s got God inspiring him. I don’t like that word. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. PrevSermon    Series(3 of 4)    Next Sermon. Paul writes them a letter, and we can't really enter into the problems that they were facing day-by-day: the persecution, all the tribulation that they were facing. 35:27). Daniel was in the lion's den, He took away the bite, but he still had to go into the lion's den. 'Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling'. Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. It's alright preaching on Psalm 91, but what do you do when that trouble is facing you? It's through God's protectors as angels, that we've read about in verse 11 - He gives His angels charge over us. It has to be optional for stoical personalities. Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but the purpose of the Lord will stand.” Be a planning people. Because the disciples, look at this, and Jesus says, “It’s hard for the rich to get into the kingdom of heaven, really hard.” And they’re stunned and say, “Well, who then can be saved?” And Jesus doesn’t say, “Humble people, wise people, smart people, spiritual people.” He says, “With man it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible” (Mark 10:23–27). And another reason that I stress this modesty is that it does give all glory to God. In case, as you're going through the rest of the verses about all the diseases that you're protected from, and everything that could happen to you that's not going to happen to you because you're in God - in case you forget that there's a condition, in verse 9 he says: 'Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation' - 'I'm reminding you that this isn't unconditional. Or Psalm 16: “Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. You shouldn’t be promoting Christian Hedonism.” My response is that Christian Hedonism does not make happiness the measure of right and wrong. Am I in your arms just kind of being brought to heaven or am I swimming and stumbling to work and then climbing and clawing? Your task is: don’t be quarrelsome, be kind, grow in your giftedness to teach, be patient, endure evil, correct the opponents. 'And Elisha answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. You go to His resurrection, you find them there - an angel in the tomb, an angel rolling away the stone. There Joshua is and the Captain of the Lord of Hosts stands before him with his sword unsheathed - an angel! In other words God is not going to change this world just for you, you're in the world, you've got to go through the world - but the Lord has said to us: 'When you go through the waters, I will be with you. That was me when I first got my cancer diagnosis. He is author of. How can I know? Why must we fight? And so, they have an impossible task, because all those students are natural. That removes the feeling that as an American, I got to have results, so I will get people saved, and the way to get them saved if I can’t make them saved, is I’ll develop a technique that gets them saved on the beach immediately. I know specifically He was speaking, perhaps, of children - but I believe when the Lord speaks of 'little ones' He was speaking of His ones. We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. I know this is a fight from 2 Corinthians 1:24. One of the great ways God reveals His will to you is through your desires. He says: 'The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly'. 'How can I know', perhaps the Psalmist is saying in his heart, 'that this will work? 'Thou shalt not dash thy foot against a stone' - I mean, that's not a big deal, is it? Believe in me that you not thirst.” So here’s my definition of faith on the basis of John 6:35: Believing in Jesus is a coming to Jesus so as to find your heart hunger and heart thirst satisfied. You can’t make it happen. What’d he say in chapter 11? Sometime – Part Time – Full Time Christian. Wherever faith is, God is. His servant turns round to him, and does this capitulate what your expression is, and the voice of your heart when you face problems? Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. It’s a fight. Where is the waterfall of blessing that overflows onto other people, because I have nothing to accomplish in this world except what is given to me? “If I give away my body to be burned and all that I have and have not love, I am nothing.” You can’t equate love and behavior, otherwise, 1 Corinthians 13 makes zero sense. Look at these verses, verse 11: 'He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways'. God is for you — He is a good God. So, there’s a love component and a word component in the ministry here. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Let's take time to read the Psalm, Psalm 91: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He writes in his diaries that day-by-day he was burying folk, every single day, with this sickness. Therefore, I cannot separate saving faith from a heart satisfaction in Jesus as my treasure. It will keep you from falling into legalism, thinking that you can do this in order to earn God’s favor. We find them in Acts acting on behalf of the Apostles, making God's will known to men. The Lord’s servant. Find out more about us, ourministry and how to use our site, David Legge ministers in theUnited Kingdom and Ireland, Send us an email or leave a comment via our Guestbook. Work out your salvation. What in the world did David mean by that when he wrote that in Psalm 73? Does it work? Proverbs 21:31: “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord.” There’s a certain modesty as you go into battle. Paul writes them a letter, and in chapter 16 he sends all the greetings to the folk within the church, and then in verse 20 at the very end - you can see them, I can imagine them sitting at the edge of their seat waiting: 'What does Paul have to say to me finally?'. Do you know what he said? 'What will we do? Do you see it? In this final part of this three part series, we will look at how a Christian woman should… Lord, I'm going, I can't hold myself, I'm getting bogged down with all these problems' - when I say that: 'Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up'! The Lord said in Matthew 18 and verse 10: 'Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven'. That would be now or you in your ministry, must not be quarrelsome. God has control. But God is in control. That's why the devil left it out. The thesis of this Psalm, the main point of Psalm 91 and the verses that we will look at today in the short time that we have left, is this: God has provided protectors, and God has provided His promises that assure us of His protection. Dead in your trespasses and sins, naturally regarding as folly everything that God says was good for you. “Come to me that you not hunger. We haven't even touched, we're only dipping our toe into the shallow water of what these angels are really like. In part 1 of this series, we established that men look and many women get jealous, hurt or angry. It was not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”. I think about death a lot, because few things make me more serious about my own walk with God than to think that in about thirty seconds I might face him. Christian Hedonism makes God and his word the measure of right and wrong, whether you like or not — and it’s a sin not to like it. I will stoke the engines of my affection for God. They are the figure of God's protection of your life! Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. When you make Him your habitation, the one who is Most High takes you out of everything, above everything, because He is Most High'. 2 Timothy 4:6: “The God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’ has shown into our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Paul knew that. It’s just navigating life where the waterfall of gift is. But God can do it on the 18th night if he pleases. In part 2 we established that man has a polygynous nature both from biology and from Biblical example. 3. Must have a certain loving demeanor about him, and then he must be apt to teach, help explain things in the Bible, make sense out of biblical truth, answer people’s objections, an able teacher. Its official: 'He shall give His angels charge over thee'. The one last night was the fight for joy is a fight for joy in God. I'm getting that feeling, psychologically, of claustrophobia. God’s will is for you to be healthy (3 John 2). But victory is in the hands of the Lord. Angels are our servants - that's remarkable, isn't it? No matter how I feel I can say, “Finger go down, finger go up, finger go down, finger go up.” That’s amazing. Gift, gift, gift. As we look at this Psalm it's exactly the same, it's a long journey travelling from theory to the reality of how you face these problems in life. It's alright standing up here pontificating about the theory, but it's a different thing when you're in the reality, actually appropriating these truths and living by them. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Is that not a picture of Satan, who is called in the word of God a roaring lion, an old serpent, a red dragon. And if you want them to learn to love God’s people, they have to observe you loving God’s people. April 2001 That’s an unbiblical assumption. Always keep Matthew 11 and 7 together. That is that faith injected from the word of God into your heart, to realise that God is for you! It’s a gift. In Acts we read at His ascension that there were two men clad in garments of white, white apparel, beside the Lord as He ascended into glory. The reason we are a technique-obsessed people is because we’re not modest. In 1854 he was just called to the neighbourhood of the Metropolitan Tabernacle that he served in for so many years, there in London. Christian Hedonism makes God the measure of right and wrong and says, “It’s a sin to be unhappy about that.” That’s real serious. Our prayers should be focused on things that honor and glorify God and reflect what the Bible clearly reveals God’s will to be (Luke 11:2). They that are with you are more than they that are with them! Do you really remember these things? Self-centered people don’t last long in serving God. Francis Schaffer, who you might term as a Christian theologian - or perhaps more correctly a Christian philosopher, in his last few months of life was lecturing in a Christian Bible College. How can we be sure? Now, that produces a certain modesty, I think, in the fight. Does it work? Why are you a Christian? It’s a war. We have a place in causality whether it’s our joy guiding our steps, growing a church, leading someone to Christ. Elisha's servant is seeing the armies round about the city, and it's making him afraid, and Elisha knows that his servant is afraid. This copyright is exercised to keep these materials freely available to all. Will it be sending this card or that card? This is called new birth. And on earth there’s nothing I desire besides thee,” (Psalm 73:25) is flat out false for almost everybody. Do you see everything that's against you? 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We are blind. Faith localises deity! But if we fulfil those conditions and abide in God, we will have God's protectors, God's divine protectors. Into the bargain he felt burdened with such a heavy burden to bear in ministering to these folk who were bereaved. Now, the reason I point out the connection between joy and faith and their interwovenness in Paul’s mind and Jesus’s mind is that we are told explicitly in the Bible to fight for faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you are called.” From there he’s talking in terms of exhortation to Timothy, and then he gets to the end of 2 Timothy, and he bears witness to his own life, and you remember what he says in 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”. “I am the bread of life. This will also help you balance. And all I’m pointing out is, the fight is a fight not to grow cold. My Part, God’s Part. 'Thou shalt not test...' - do you want to see angels? Because that's a fair assumption that people will take when they hear these truths and go away and say: 'Well, it's alright for him, he's not experiencing what I'm experiencing. But it is a modest place that ascribes to God the final say in whether I’m happy today or not. Therefore this is when we must pay attention to the personal desires we have. It’s a fight to delight with red-hot passion in God to the end. Did he need to see angels? So, I’m going to go back where I began with 2 Corinthians 1:24. These are the beings that we're talking about. That’s one thing, and if that’s the only way you think, you’re probably going to be a sick person because you also know another thing Jesus said in Matthew 7. 5. Nevertheless, it was not I. It is a gift, and life after the first repentance is a series of gift receivings. We must say that: we don't worship them. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. “How shall I inherit eternal life?” I’ve kept the Law.” “You lack one thing.” Jesus can see where his treasure is. It's true, isn't it, that travelling from theory to reality is a long journey. 28:13). Let us bow our heads, in these closing moments ask yourself: 'Have I let, or can I let, the word of God transfuse into my heart?'. And so were all of you born that way. The second thing is our - your - responsibility of when you hear the truth, bringing your life into line with the truth. For those who do want God to exist but are doubting, go on to the next pieces of conversation. “I will make my horse ready. And, in fact, he seems to use them almost interchangeably, doesn’t he? You can’t make it happen in you, and you can’t make it happen in anybody else. Oh, yes. “Whoever believes,” and believing and coming are parallel words there, “shall never thirst.”. I will get a good night’s rest. Narrow? I will put my sword in my hand. Verse 9 and 10! Therefore I feel, perhaps, that we need a bit of a push - and I think the Psalmist believed that, that we need a bit of an assurance, we need a bit of a guarantee from God. I like your joy talk. Preach The Word. I have no good apart from You.’” There’s another one. It rises spontaneously and responds to things. You might say, “This word fight. So God will not tell you to date someone you don’t want to date. Let's go and tell them! Therefore He gives us His guardians, and He gives us His guarantees. Indeed, it cannot.” So, the mind of the flesh is the mind that every human has since Adam and Eve fell. You miss the point when you get obsessed with angels! We don’t really emotionally embrace the fact that God has given us some things to do, but in the end, we don’t have control. If you want to date this person, this could be a sign that God is telling you to go for it. This is where the Lord Jesus on the Damascus road says to Paul, “I send you to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that they may receive forgiveness of sins.” “I send you to open their eyes.” Paul knew good and well God alone opens eyes. If a child admits that they wouldn’t want God to exist, the most important conversation you can have is getting to the bottom of why that’s the case. But don’t forget the persecutions! Now, that's the first thing: we must preach it. You have to have God’s favor first before you can do this. One of the most prominent occurrences of that is in Joshua 5 and verse 13, by Jericho. He tells me to rejoice in the Lord and always rejoice. They want to get people to have a passion for God who right now love only the NBA or their new hair or whatever. Do you see everything that's against you? Now, I am not under the false assumption that many of us, including myself when I read this Psalm, find a lot of the truths very difficult to implement into my life and put into practice. [Read guidelines...]. You can’t make it happen immediately. I felt that God had just come down with His word and put a cloak of armour around me, that nothing could touch me' - that is what this word ought to do for you! But if you just join the crowd and drift in your so-called Christianity, you will be of no use to them. And he had it fixed in his mind that the philosophical meaning for the word “Hedonism” was that happiness becomes the criterion for right and wrong. It’s not a fight for joy in general. People theologically make two kinds of mistakes here. Transcribed by: Now, isn't that it? You will have a holy domestic home if you dwell in God. It's not 'Have you seen an angel? Editor’s Note: This message, which appears below as a lightly edited transcript, is the third part of a series of six messages based on the book When I Don’t Desire God. You cannot keep it. I mean, he’s talking about love in terms of its temperature, not just its commitment. Lord we pray that, as we have now known the truth, that through knowledge of the truth that the truth may make us free. Therefore there are two things we need to lay down as we look at this Psalm. He wants us to see past the temporal, past the disease, past the cancer, past the disability, past the problems in work, past distress in the home from children or parents, or husband or wife - He wants us to see past, and to see that God is able! What have we been saying? God breaks in on you by the Holy Spirit, illumines your eyes. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. It wouldn’t make you any happier to say, “Joy is work” than it would to say, “Joy is a fight.” But Paul says that, and he’s got God inspiring him. I don’t like that word. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. PrevSermon    Series(3 of 4)    Next Sermon. Paul writes them a letter, and we can't really enter into the problems that they were facing day-by-day: the persecution, all the tribulation that they were facing. 35:27). Daniel was in the lion's den, He took away the bite, but he still had to go into the lion's den. 'Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling'. Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. It's alright preaching on Psalm 91, but what do you do when that trouble is facing you? It's through God's protectors as angels, that we've read about in verse 11 - He gives His angels charge over us. It has to be optional for stoical personalities. Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but the purpose of the Lord will stand.” Be a planning people. Because the disciples, look at this, and Jesus says, “It’s hard for the rich to get into the kingdom of heaven, really hard.” And they’re stunned and say, “Well, who then can be saved?” And Jesus doesn’t say, “Humble people, wise people, smart people, spiritual people.” He says, “With man it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible” (Mark 10:23–27). And another reason that I stress this modesty is that it does give all glory to God. In case, as you're going through the rest of the verses about all the diseases that you're protected from, and everything that could happen to you that's not going to happen to you because you're in God - in case you forget that there's a condition, in verse 9 he says: 'Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation' - 'I'm reminding you that this isn't unconditional. Or Psalm 16: “Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. You shouldn’t be promoting Christian Hedonism.” My response is that Christian Hedonism does not make happiness the measure of right and wrong. Am I in your arms just kind of being brought to heaven or am I swimming and stumbling to work and then climbing and clawing? Your task is: don’t be quarrelsome, be kind, grow in your giftedness to teach, be patient, endure evil, correct the opponents. 'And Elisha answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. You go to His resurrection, you find them there - an angel in the tomb, an angel rolling away the stone. There Joshua is and the Captain of the Lord of Hosts stands before him with his sword unsheathed - an angel! In other words God is not going to change this world just for you, you're in the world, you've got to go through the world - but the Lord has said to us: 'When you go through the waters, I will be with you. That was me when I first got my cancer diagnosis. He is author of. How can I know? Why must we fight? And so, they have an impossible task, because all those students are natural. That removes the feeling that as an American, I got to have results, so I will get people saved, and the way to get them saved if I can’t make them saved, is I’ll develop a technique that gets them saved on the beach immediately. I know specifically He was speaking, perhaps, of children - but I believe when the Lord speaks of 'little ones' He was speaking of His ones. We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. I know this is a fight from 2 Corinthians 1:24. One of the great ways God reveals His will to you is through your desires. He says: 'The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly'. 'How can I know', perhaps the Psalmist is saying in his heart, 'that this will work? 'Thou shalt not dash thy foot against a stone' - I mean, that's not a big deal, is it? Believe in me that you not thirst.” So here’s my definition of faith on the basis of John 6:35: Believing in Jesus is a coming to Jesus so as to find your heart hunger and heart thirst satisfied. You can’t make it happen. What’d he say in chapter 11? Sometime – Part Time – Full Time Christian. Wherever faith is, God is. His servant turns round to him, and does this capitulate what your expression is, and the voice of your heart when you face problems? Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. It’s a fight. Where is the waterfall of blessing that overflows onto other people, because I have nothing to accomplish in this world except what is given to me? “If I give away my body to be burned and all that I have and have not love, I am nothing.” You can’t equate love and behavior, otherwise, 1 Corinthians 13 makes zero sense. Look at these verses, verse 11: 'He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways'. God is for you — He is a good God. So, there’s a love component and a word component in the ministry here. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Let's take time to read the Psalm, Psalm 91: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He writes in his diaries that day-by-day he was burying folk, every single day, with this sickness. Therefore, I cannot separate saving faith from a heart satisfaction in Jesus as my treasure. It will keep you from falling into legalism, thinking that you can do this in order to earn God’s favor. We find them in Acts acting on behalf of the Apostles, making God's will known to men. The Lord’s servant. Find out more about us, ourministry and how to use our site, David Legge ministers in theUnited Kingdom and Ireland, Send us an email or leave a comment via our Guestbook. Work out your salvation. What in the world did David mean by that when he wrote that in Psalm 73? Does it work? Proverbs 21:31: “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord.” There’s a certain modesty as you go into battle. Paul writes them a letter, and in chapter 16 he sends all the greetings to the folk within the church, and then in verse 20 at the very end - you can see them, I can imagine them sitting at the edge of their seat waiting: 'What does Paul have to say to me finally?'. Do you know what he said? 'What will we do? Do you see it? In this final part of this three part series, we will look at how a Christian woman should… Lord, I'm going, I can't hold myself, I'm getting bogged down with all these problems' - when I say that: 'Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up'! The Lord said in Matthew 18 and verse 10: 'Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven'. That would be now or you in your ministry, must not be quarrelsome. God has control. But God is in control. That's why the devil left it out. The thesis of this Psalm, the main point of Psalm 91 and the verses that we will look at today in the short time that we have left, is this: God has provided protectors, and God has provided His promises that assure us of His protection. Dead in your trespasses and sins, naturally regarding as folly everything that God says was good for you. “Come to me that you not hunger. We haven't even touched, we're only dipping our toe into the shallow water of what these angels are really like. In part 1 of this series, we established that men look and many women get jealous, hurt or angry. It was not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”. I think about death a lot, because few things make me more serious about my own walk with God than to think that in about thirty seconds I might face him. Christian Hedonism makes God and his word the measure of right and wrong, whether you like or not — and it’s a sin not to like it. I will stoke the engines of my affection for God. They are the figure of God's protection of your life! Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. When you make Him your habitation, the one who is Most High takes you out of everything, above everything, because He is Most High'. 2 Timothy 4:6: “The God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’ has shown into our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Paul knew that. It’s just navigating life where the waterfall of gift is. But God can do it on the 18th night if he pleases. In part 2 we established that man has a polygynous nature both from biology and from Biblical example. 3. Must have a certain loving demeanor about him, and then he must be apt to teach, help explain things in the Bible, make sense out of biblical truth, answer people’s objections, an able teacher. Its official: 'He shall give His angels charge over thee'. The one last night was the fight for joy is a fight for joy in God. I'm getting that feeling, psychologically, of claustrophobia. God’s will is for you to be healthy (3 John 2). But victory is in the hands of the Lord. Angels are our servants - that's remarkable, isn't it? No matter how I feel I can say, “Finger go down, finger go up, finger go down, finger go up.” That’s amazing. Gift, gift, gift. As we look at this Psalm it's exactly the same, it's a long journey travelling from theory to the reality of how you face these problems in life. It's alright standing up here pontificating about the theory, but it's a different thing when you're in the reality, actually appropriating these truths and living by them. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Is that not a picture of Satan, who is called in the word of God a roaring lion, an old serpent, a red dragon. And if you want them to learn to love God’s people, they have to observe you loving God’s people. April 2001 That’s an unbiblical assumption. Always keep Matthew 11 and 7 together. That is that faith injected from the word of God into your heart, to realise that God is for you! It’s a gift. In Acts we read at His ascension that there were two men clad in garments of white, white apparel, beside the Lord as He ascended into glory. The reason we are a technique-obsessed people is because we’re not modest. In 1854 he was just called to the neighbourhood of the Metropolitan Tabernacle that he served in for so many years, there in London. Christian Hedonism makes God the measure of right and wrong and says, “It’s a sin to be unhappy about that.” That’s real serious. Our prayers should be focused on things that honor and glorify God and reflect what the Bible clearly reveals God’s will to be (Luke 11:2). They that are with you are more than they that are with them! Do you really remember these things? Self-centered people don’t last long in serving God. Francis Schaffer, who you might term as a Christian theologian - or perhaps more correctly a Christian philosopher, in his last few months of life was lecturing in a Christian Bible College. How can we be sure? Now, that produces a certain modesty, I think, in the fight. Does it work? Why are you a Christian? It’s a war. We have a place in causality whether it’s our joy guiding our steps, growing a church, leading someone to Christ. Elisha's servant is seeing the armies round about the city, and it's making him afraid, and Elisha knows that his servant is afraid. This copyright is exercised to keep these materials freely available to all. Will it be sending this card or that card? This is called new birth. And on earth there’s nothing I desire besides thee,” (Psalm 73:25) is flat out false for almost everybody. Do you see everything that's against you? 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