<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> good evening. We are going to go through the questions for revelation 22, and then we will officially be finished with the book of revelation. Now, as you would have it, the other classes are about four or three lessons into the book of Hebrews. And instead of starting in the middle of the book, we’re going to start at the beginning,
prying catch up before, you know, a year from now. So I think we’ll be able to do it. Revelation chapter 20 twos questions, question one. What proceeded from the throne. God. All right. Water of life for whom did the tree of life provide healing for the nations? Who is the light of the church today? The Lord,
God. All right. When would these things happen that were written in the, or to the first century church? All right. Shortly things are shortly to come to pass. Who and who alone are we to worship God. Number six, Daniel was told to seal up the words of his prophecy. What was John told not to do with his prophecy and why not to seal them up?
And why? Because the time was at hand who invites people to partake of the tree of life and the water of life. All right. Spirit and the bride, There’s a typo on number eight who has access to the tree of life and the water of life. Okay. Those that do his commandments, that of course being Christ’s commandments, what will happen to the person who alters the book of revelation,
All right. Taken out of the book of life and what will be added to him, the plagues that are written in the book of revelation. Okay. So don’t do that. All right. Just, just on the, on the list of things not to do, put that one on the list, don’t do that. Do not alter the book of revelation.
Of course, that is equally true for any other book, but of the Bible, but certainly the book of revelation. All right. Book of Hebrews, Hebrews chapter one. Now the lessons that in, in the material have for at least the majority of the book, have us going two chapters at a time. So we’re already going to be moving right along just to stay,
stay on track, but we’ll, we’ll take it as it comes. Let’s begin with a word of prayer. I think I skipped to that at the beginning, but start there gracious father in heaven, we bow before your throne grateful for this day that you’ve given to us the life that we have and the opportunities that we have to serve you. We’re grateful for all of the things that we have been blessed with in this world.
And all of the many freedoms we have in this country, we pray for those that are struggling with COVID. We pray for those that are struggling with financial difficulties. We pray for those that are struggling with the difficulties of life in general, mindful of those who have lost loved ones in recent days, pray for them as well. We ask that you forgive us when we sin and fall short of your glory and are willing to repent of those things.
We pray and are thankful for Jesus Christ who came and died on the cross for our sins. All this, we pray in Jesus name. Amen. The book of Hebrews is written to the first century church, but it is dressing very specifically the Jews among the first century church, specifically Jews who were going through difficulties, going through persecutions, going through hard times,
going through the difficulties of being cast out of their synagogues, being cast out of the society that they lived in as part of the Jewish culture, because they were Christians. And because of that, there were some of them that were considering going back to the law of Moses. They were considering going back to Judaism and the Hebrew writer addresses his book to confront the problem,
but also to provide them the reason why that’s such a bad idea. I mean, if you think about it from one form of reasoning, you say, well, wait a minute, this was a law given by God. This was a law that, that was with the Jewish or with the Israelite nation for almost 1600 years. It provided for them during that course of time,
why would it be such a bad thing to go back? Which back to the, which came from God to begin with, but the Hebrew writer sets out exactly why that would be such a bad idea and why it was in complete opposition with God’s desire for them. Okay. So he begins. The Hebrew writer does with God, God who at sundry times and in diverse ways,
spake in times past to the fathers by the prophets has in these last days spoken unto us by His son. The very first thing that the Hebrew writer begins with, the very first thing that he addresses is God has not stopped speaking. Now that’s of significant, especially to the Israelite nation, because the very last prophet to prophesize was Malakai. How many years had it been from the birth of Christ going backwards to the time where Malakai was alive prophesied Over 400 years,
400 plus years where God said Through the profits, nothing and yet too, The first century church, the Hebrew writer begins with God Has spoken. So when you begin to go, you know what, I’m going to go back to the old thing. The old thing, the old covenant, where God finally stopped speaking, and you’re going to ignore the,
the revelation from God. That is current. We have a problem. He says he splits In various times. And in various ways he spoke in times past by the, or to the fathers by the prophets has in these last days, spoken to us by his Son whom he has a Appointed heir of all things through whom also he made the Worlds. So He begins first with Revelation.
He says, you should obey Christ because God spoke through Christ. Second. Certainly you should obey Christ because he is the creator, Oh, everything, everything. And then he goes on to say who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person. And I’m holding all things by the word of his power. When he had by himself,
purged, our sins sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high. Thirdly, you should obey Christ because everything that exists now exists because of his Power. He knows Not only created it, but he upholds it. It continues to because he allows it to, but fourthly, you should listen and obey Christ because he is on the throne. Now we just spent an entire series of study on revelation,
which the single major point of the entire book of revelation is Jesus Christ is on the throne. It doesn’t matter who sits on the throne in Rome, Jesus Christ is on the throne. So here we are in the book of Hebrews and the points to the Jews, to the Israelites, those among the church that are of Judea Judaistic background is Jesus Christ is on the throne.
When was the last time that there was a God appointed King on the throne in Israel? Say what? Well, I mean, in the sense of the lineage of David, the tape going down the lineage of David, when was the last time there was a child of David sitting on a throne in Israel, Keep going. When Nebuchadnezzar came and removed the last son of Solomon from the throne in Israel,
Zedekiah was the last King in Israel. When they went into Babylonian captivity, God said, no more. God told the King, your lineage will not continue. And he didn’t. Now Jesus Christ would come from the lineage of David, but not from the line of Solomon. Okay? That lineage ended. God said there will be no more Kings to sit on this throne.
So 400 years before God stopped speaking under the old covenant 600 plus years before God removed their King under the old covenant. And now Jesus Christ comes and he is both King and prophet. And now you’re going to go back to the old one. You’re going to go back to the old law. You’re going to go back to the old covenant. You’re going to go back to the old profits.
After hundreds of years of God’s saying I’m, I’m done. Okay. All of this is just the introduction. This is just the Hebrew writer getting started. He hasn’t even made an argument yet. He had just set forth the premises of if all of these things are true, we’re we’re done before the discussion begins. But notice what he says, having become so much better.
Then the angels he, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name, then they beginning here. The, the argument line, the, the line of argumentation of the book of Hebrews is going to be Jesus Christ is better. And he’s going to, you go item after item as to why Jesus Christ is better than everything that came before. And he’s going to begin with angels.
Okay? So you, Jesus Christ is better than the angels. Now the angels are going to be significant. We’re going to see this as we get into the text, because it was through the angels. Again, this is something that we’re being told here, kind of retroactively that God, the old wall. Okay. So notice what we read. He says first and foremost,
he has a better inheritance than they do notice as well. He says for two, which of the angels did he ever say to which angel, what specific angel did God the father ever say, you are my son today. I have forgotten you. Well, the is none of them to knowing angel ever did say, you are my son. Now you say,
well, wait, wait, wait a minute. W we read about in the book of job where the, the sons of God came before him, and we know that’s talking about the angels. Yes, collectively God speaks of them as his children. And we know that Jesus Christ came to make us the children of God. And so even we are spoken of as sons of God,
and you go all the way back to Genesis chapter, I think five, it is or forward. And you read about the men that were living in that day being described as the sons of, Oh God. Yes. But to what individual, not a group, not those who are the offspring of God, but to what individual did God ever say today?
You are my son today. I have forgotten you. And the answer is only Christ. Okay? So he says, and again, with the Hebrew writer, he’s going to go arguments, argument, argument, argument, argument, argument. So much so that he’s just going to overwhelm the, the op the opposing argument. He says, and again,
I will be to him, a father, and he shall be to me, a son. Now, a portion of this, interestingly, because we just talked about the kingship of Christ. A portion of this comes from second Samuel chapter seven, where God tells David, I’m going to give you a son. And your son is going to rain on your throne.
That is of significance in the life of David, because had there ever been a son of a King in Israel who rained on The throne after the father? Not in David’s day, there hadn’t been. Cause there’d only ever been how Many Kings, One who proceeded him. And that was solid. And what happened to Saul’s throne, God removed it. Okay.
So God tells David, I’m going to give you a son and he’s going to reign on the throne. But the Hebrew Writer looks backward through the power of the Holy spirit and says the ultimate fulfillment in a Type and anti type situation of Solomon’s reign the descendant of David sitting on the throne that God is going to be talking about. Isn’t all ultimately Solomon,
because Solomon is going to die. But the throne that’s described in second, Samuel chapter seven is going to abide forever and ever he says, and so the ultimate fulfillment of that prophecy in again, in a type in antique type situation of Solomon and Christ Is Christ, not Solomon. So he, He says, you are my son today. I’ve forgotten you.
And I will be to him, a father. And he shall be to me, a son. But when he again brings the first born in the world, he says, let all the angels of God worship him and of the angels. He says, who makes his angels spirits and his ministers of flaming fire. As we go through this, he’s laying forth all of these situations where God has done something in the past,
and now what he has done with Christ shows Christ to be superior. Now, there is one, one aspect here, a verse verse seven and others angels. He says, who makes his angels spirits? One commentator made the point. And it it’s, it’s at least valid to note that the word spirits in the Greek is Maybe let me say it this way.
The Greek word for spirit is the same Greek word for the word Wind. Okay. And so the context is what determines, What, which, what meaning does this word have? Does it have the word wind or does it have the meaning wind or spirit? There’s an interesting point in that is so often God uses the wind and the fire in the old Testament as his messengers,
in the sense of when God wants to move the children, Israel, how were they led by Cloudy day? And what by night pillar of fire, when God wants to part the sea, what does he use? The wind. Okay. Oh, fairly regularly. Through the old Testament, you have God acting Through Natural means such as wind and fire.
Okay. Could that have been added Surely preformed or done by one of the angels? God says to an angel go part, the sea could an angel have done that? Yes. Well, Some might say, well, Aaron, how do you know that? First of all, if an angel singular in the old Testament texts can come in and overnight kill 185,000 In an army,
Good chance. He could also part the seas. If An angel can come over in the night and kill all the firstborn in Egypt, good chance. He can also part the seas. Okay? The point being whether it’s spirit or whether It’s wind, God’s Spoken of in the old Testament as using his angels to do these things. Okay. But to the sun,
here’s a contrast. God sends his messengers to do a job, but to his son, he says your throne, Oh God, God is for forever. And ever After of righteousness is the Sceptre of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. Therefore, God, your God has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions. So God here,
Jehovah addresses God and says, I’ve prepared your throne. God never addressed an angel. That way God never spoke to an angel that way God never prepared a throne for an angel. He did that for his son. Now he rider again is showing Jesus is better than the angels. Then notice what he says. And verse 10, you Lord in the beginning,
laid the foundation of the earth. And the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain. And they will all grow old, like a garment, like a cloak. You will fold them up and they will be changed, but you are the same and your years will not fail. So not only does God say to Christ here,
speaking one to another in old Testament revelation, I’ve prepared you a throne, but he also identifies him as the one who laid the foundation of the earth. He also identifies him as he terminal in nature. He also identifies him as an changing God never spoke in such ways about angels. He only spoke that way about if you think of it, this sense himself.
And so he speaks that way concerning Christ, but to which of the angels, another argument, all right, he’s, he’s made the argument that God never called. One of the angels, his son, he second makes the argument that the angels worship him. He thirdly makes the argument that he’s on the throne. He forcibly makes the argument that he created the earth.
He fifthly makes the argument that he’s eternal. He’s six. Lee makes the argument that he is unchanging and seventh. He makes the argument. You sit at my right hand to winter. The angels has he ever said, sit at my right hand till I make your enemies, your footstool. What is the, the right hand? What’s, what’s the significance of that?<inaudible> Preeminent most powerful,
most important in the, in the old days, when the King sat down, you would see the order of power. Beginning with whoever sits at his right hand. Whoever sits at the King’s right hand is the most powerful individual next to the King himself. Okay? So God says to Christ, prophetically speaking in the old Testament, sit at my right hand till I make your enemies,
your footstool, God father says to his son, I’m going to put you in a position of power. And then I’m going to deliver every one who will opposes you as those who will bow before you and to which of the angels did God ever say? He would do such a thing to none of them. Okay. One time after another, all throughout the book,
you’re going to see this God put forth or God putting forward. Here’s what happened in the old Testament. Here’s what I did in the old Testament. And here’s my son and my son is better than everything else. And here’s the points. We go all the way through this. Keep this in mind. This is not God going, eh, ignore all that stuff I did before.
That’s not what this is. This is God saying everything I did before was leading to this, go over to Hebrews chapter 12. Actually, let’s go back into chapter 11 for just a minute.<inaudible> In Hebrews chapter 11. He presents person after person, after person, after person, after person in the old Testament, who by faith, obeyed God by faith accomplished great things.
And then he says, verse 36, after he’s even talked about more and then just thrown in a whole group from the old Testament that, that he wants to point out, but doesn’t have time to go into in depth. He then says, verse 36, still others had trials of mockings and scourgings yes. And of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned.
They were sawn in two were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wondered about in sheepskins and goatskins being destitute afflicted, tormented of whom the world was not worthy. Talking about all these people who were faithful under the old Testament. They wandered in deserts and mountains in dens and caves of the earth and all these having obtained a good testimony through faith did not receive the promise.
God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us. Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great, a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin, which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance. The races set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high. The point of the Hebrew writer is not, none of this stuff matters. None of this stuff has any significance to us. Just ignore the old Testament. We’re not under the old Testament, so we don’t even need to read the no.
His point is, all this stuff looks forward to something. All these people who lived by faith and obeyed out of faith and dined by faith did so looking word to something and that something came through Jesus Christ. And so these all died in anticipation of it. And yet you Christians who are receiving it, receiving the thing, they died in faith, looking forward to you’ve received it.
And you’re considering going back what foolishness to go back against Christ. Okay. So verse 14 of chapter one, are they not all ministering spirits sent forth the minister for those who will inherit salvation? The Hebrew writers’ point is the angels. They’re the servants of God they’re ministering or serving spirits acting on behalf of those who belong to God. Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard.
He begins with God spoke by Jesus Christ returns after talking about Christ, being better than the angels to the poem Christ has spoken. So he says, we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard. Lest we drift away for, if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward. How shall we escape if we neglect?
So great, a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders with various miracles and gives to the Holy spirit. According to his own will here. He addresses these Christians. And he says, if under the old Testament, the angel spoke and they gave the message of God.
And it was heard by the people and those who ignored. It were punished and Christ is better than the angels. Then how much worse will it be? If we who have heard Christ, ignore him To those who are Given a greater opportunity, God will hold them to greater accounts. So the Hebrew writer says what’s going to happen to us if we neglect.
So great salvation, he spoke to us, It was spoken by the Lord. It was confirmed by the apostles and those who heard him and has been delivered to them, To us, nobody gets to have the excuse. What, You know, if I had just been living in the days of Christ, if I had just seen his miracles firsthand, if I were just there in Galilee,
when he did those great things, maybe I would believe now the Hebrew writer says, that’s not going to work. You’re not going to get off that way. It’s been confirmed and testified to you can hold it up in a court of law and you’re accountable to it. Therefore you Need to be obedient to it. It was confirmed. It was born witness of,
with the signs and with wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy spirit. He said, you are beyond excuse Four versus five. And if it feels like I’m moving quicker than there, and there’s so much more here, there is so much more here, but we’re going to get through two chapters. We’re going to have to move. All right.
Four. He has not put the world to come of which we speak in subjection to angels. Okay. Next line of argumentation. We’re still talking about angels here. He’s just kind of dropped back into the whole revelation thing, but now he comes back. He says, and here’s another thing, God, didn’t put the world to come in subjection To the angels.
God, Didn’t say, when all this is over. When this age is completed, when the, the age of Christianity is done and the judgment day comes and we go into eternity, you’re going to be in subjection angels. No, he didn’t say that he instead put Christ in that position. But one testified in a certain place saying what is man?
That you are mindful of him or the son of man that you take care of him. You have made him a little lower than the angels. You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet. Go wait a minute. I’ve read that passage in the old Testament.
And David is talking about humanity. Yeah, but it’s Ultimate fulfillment. Isn’t in humanity. It’s ultimate. Fulfillment is in Christ. That being, he put all things in subjection under his feet, verse eight, for in that he put all in subjection under him. He left nothing. That is not yet put under him, but now we do not yet.
See all things put under him. Somebody’s going to come along and say, but I see a lot of things that, that aren’t obeying the control of Christ. I see a lot of people who are resisting. I see a lot of people who aren’t doing what he says. Therefore it must not be that he’s raining yet. And he writer says, wait,
wait, don’t go there yet. Just because it looks like it doesn’t mean you understand the full situation and he’s going to take it to the furthest extreme of the greatest enemy. The greatest enemy that there could possibly be that needs to be overcome. And he’s going to say, if he’s defeated that one he’s defeated everything else. Okay. So notice what he says.
He says verse nine, but we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor that he, by the grace, God might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for him, for whom are all things. And by whom are all things in bringing many sons to glory to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Okay. This is hearkening back to Isaiah chapter 50 53, where God is saying, I’m going to send my servant. My servant is going to be killed. He doesn’t deserve it, but it’s your iniquities. I’m laying on him. It’s your sins that I’m laying on him. It’s by his stripes that you’re healed. Okay. He doesn’t deserve it,
but he’s doing it as a propitiation for you. Okay? So notice what he says. He says it was fitting. It was necessary. You couldn’t die for yourself and save yourself. You couldn’t stand by your own merits and works and save yourself. Someone had to die for you. And so he says it was fitting that this should be done. But then he says,
for both he who sanctifies, and those who are being sanctified are all one. For which reason, he is not ashamed to call them brethren saying, I will declare your name to my brethren in the midst of the assembly. I will sing praise to you. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, here am I and the children whom God has given me three different passages,
again, from the old Testament where he says, this is gone, looking forward to Christ saying that Christ as one who comes in the flesh, who dies in the flesh, who suffers in the flesh DIDs. So to be like those whom he would say we could spend untold numbers of classes, just talking about what it means to you and me as Christians to realize how much God cares for us.
Just how much God loved humanity that he took on flesh. How many passages In the old and new Testament speak about the love of God in view of the fact that he left heaven, he became lower than the angels to suffer and die for us. Did Christ need to do that? Was Christ Somehow unfulfilled in his role As the second person in the Godhead Was Christ.
Somehow just in need of something. When he created the world and created everything that exists, he somehow had something missing in his life. No, It was because he loved us that he did it for us, but he said he did it to call us brethren. Then he says, verse 14 and is much then as the children have partaken in flesh and blood,
He himself likewise Shared in the same that through Death, he might destroy him Who had the power of death. That is the devil. Okay. Now remember the line of argumentation is this. God said to God, God, the father said to Christ, you sit here at my right hand Until I make your enemies. He’s your footstool. And then the Enemy of all enemies,
Satan Is defeated. And his greatest weapon is defeated. When Jesus Christ didn’t stay dead. Notice what he says. He says 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their subject to bondage for indeed. He does not give aid to angels, but to, but he does give aid to the seed of Abraham. You Christians, you Israelites,
who are considering going back to the law. Do you remember what it was like when you looked at death with nothing but the law, when you had no help into eternity, other than the law and all the law told you was Your sin. God acted on your behalf. So many times, and God spoke of his loving kindness, and God spoke of his justification.
But God so often said You sinned. And if you confront death with the hope that you have being Sin, you face death in fear, but under Christ, you don’t confront death with sin. You confront death with the blood Jesus Christ. He says he overcame it, Overcame death because he gave you the answer to what’s. On the other side, He is he’s Waiting there for indeed.
He does not give aid to the angels Christ didn’t die for the angels Christ didn’t take on flesh for the angels. Christ didn’t become an angel to bear their sins. No, he did that for humanity for Christ did not give aid to the angels, but he does give aid to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, in all things he has to be made like his brethren,
that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself has suffered being tempted. He is able to aid those who are tempted. He’s going to begin to introduce. He started off with revelation, came by Jesus Christ, then King ship with Jesus Christ. Now we’re into priesthood in Jesus Christ,
but in all of this, his emphasis has been chapter. The end of chapter one, all of chapter two is Christ is superior to the angels. And if he’s superior to the angels who God utilized in the old Testament to do all of these things, then he’s superior to the old Competent. Okay. That’s the focus of Chapters one and chapter two.
All right. I want this Show of hands who prefers to do the questions at the end of class or prefers to use them as a review at the beginning of the next class. So raise your hand. If you prefer the end of class, raise your hand. If you prefer the beginning of the next class, all right. Everybody agrees with me.
No. Well, almost everybody agrees. All right, we’re going to continue to do that because it does. It does lead us back into kind of gets those thoughts fresh in our minds. So we will continue to do the questions. I mean, you’ve got them, you can sit there and do them yourself in between classes, but we will use them as the review to pick up the next study.
So you’ve got chapters one and chapter two and Sunday, we will do chapter three and chapter four and going this quickly through the book of Hebrews is going to drive me crazy. But I’m not that far from crazy anyway. So not far to drive, you’re dismissed.<inaudible> Good to see everyone this evening. We’re glad to have you here. We don’t really have many announcements.
If any. I think we made most of them about Dorothy and Rodale Wilson or continue remember them. We miss Sylvia. I don’t, I’m not sure. I didn’t get a chance to talk to you. See, we’ve missed you Sunday though. We’re glad you’re back tonight. And there were several others that weren’t with a Sunday and they’re still not here.
I don’t leave the seating. So we do want to continue to remember Jessica and probably that she continues to make some improvements and Joan Springer. We want to remember her and our prayers that she continues to make some progress. We have a couple of issues with us, Jonathan and Sonia. It’s good to have them with us tonight. And then also no Olsen.
He’s going to school to preach. And some of you met him about a couple of weeks ago when it Noah, and it was good to see him tonight, as far as those that will be leading us in our devotional. Noah’s going to be leading us in our song service. Michael’s going to be ha having the devotional. And then Murray Springer will lead us in a closing prayer to appropriate time.
It’s good to have everyone here. We enjoyed the class off though. Although it was kind of a speedy li covered class. And sometimes at least some of us in the dust, you know, that’s about done, but Aaron he’s, he does a great job and we just need to be better prepared. I guess that when we come to their class and have read the chapter thoroughly and given it a lot of thought and consideration,
and that way we won’t be in the dust. So I just wanted to say that because we do need to do that. So we need to know what we got to be covered. I missed out on it Sunday. Cause one day you might’ve said, well, we’re going to, Oh, now, now we’re off the hook. All right, well,
I’m gonna let Noah come on up and, and direct our songs servers. All right. Number 454, five zero. Give me the Bible. Over 450. We’ll send the first and third, four 50. Give me the Bible star of gladness, gleaming to cheer the wander.<inaudible> no storm. Ken high that radiance BA spool BME, since Jesus came to seek and say,
the lost gave me the Bible. Holy name message. I need, I lied shower guide me and a narrow way. Crease. Then promise. Love. Come by. Name to night, shall vanish. Annie turn all day. Give me the Bible lamp of life. M or so. Oh, hold up that splendor by the open gray name, show me the light from heaven shining for its or show me the little ring gilding Jordan’s way.
Give me the Bible. The message I need. The light shall guide me in a narrow way, precept and promise law. And I’ve come by needing to night, shall vanish at any turn all day, right? If you want to go ahead and Mark number 915 Nine one five, we will sing the first and last dance for the song. Everybody.
Just one quick announcement. Before I do my short devotional, my mother-in-law is back in the hospital. She has pneumonia again. So I’m guessing they’re going to have to drain it with the needle. And so we just need to keep her in our prayers as she goes through this. Cause she’s not recovering as, as well as the doctors. And we would like,
so if he could just keep her in your prayers tonight, I want to talk to you about the word of power. Let’s read Psalm 33, six through nine, and I’ll wait for everybody to get their Psalm chapter 33 verses six through nine. Okay. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made and all the hosts of them by the breadth of his mouth.
He gathered the waters of the sea together. As in heap, he layeth up the death in store houses, let all the earth fear. The Lord, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in. Awe of him for he spake. And it was done. He commanded and it stood fast as Christians. We must all understand the power of God’s words.
The mighty works of God are wrought by the all powerful word that he gives. God creates God destroys. And God brings into being simply by speaking over and over again, we’ve read in Genesis chapter one and God said, let there be. And there was every single time. Let us consider again what David observes. We’ll read 33, six through nine and just read it,
really read it with me by the word of the Lord were the heavens made and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth, he gathered the waters of the sea together as an heap, he layeth up the depth in store houses. Let all the earth fear the Lord, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in. Awe of him for he spake.
And it was done. He commanded and it stood fast. Now I want us to consider what the apostle Peter says on the day of Pentecost in acts chapter two, acts chapter two 24 through 27.<inaudible> Whom God has raised up having loose the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be holding of it for David speaking concerning him.
I first saw the Lord always before my face for he is on my right hand that I should not be moved. Therefore did my heart rejoice. And my tongue was glad. Moreover, also my flesh shall rest in hope because that will not leave my soul in hell neither wilt thou suffer thine. Holy one. To see corruption here. Peter is saying that death could not hold Jesus because God said he would be raised.
God said it. And it happened every time. Now let us consider what God illustrates for us in Isaiah chapter 55, Isaiah 55 verses 10 and 11 For as the rain cometh down, something simple, right? The rain coming down and the snow from heaven and return is not feather, but water. Watereth the earth and make it that bring forth. And bud,
that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater. And God says, so shall my word be that go with forth out of my mouth. It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that, which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where to I sent it anytime he speaks, it’s going to happen.
God, the son restores the life of the paralyzed man’s legs and Matthew nine one through eight, the man with the palsy, remember they had to dig through the roof to get him down there just by speaking. He restores his legs. God, the son forgives sins of that same man with the palsy Mark, two one in one through 12 God, the son restores sight to blind.
Bartimaeus on the road to Jerusalem and Mark 10 46 through 52. And God, the son raises the dead Lazarus in John 1138 through 44. He does all of these miraculous things, just at the command of his word. Can you imagine just sitting there or being there on that day when Jesus said Lazarus come forward and he walks out of the grave, his sister said he stinketh for,
he’s been dead for four days. He had been dead for four days and he called him just with his word and Lazarus came forth. I like what brother Marshall Keeble said on, on this topic. He said, if Jesus had not called Lazarus, by name, everybody in the cemetery would have come forth of just gives me chills. Thinking about it.
The gospel faithfully preached is the same powerful word. It brings spiritual life to the spiritually dead. Let us consider what Jesus says in John chapter five in verse 25, John five 25, Jesus said verily, verily. I say unto you, the hour is coming. And now is when the dead shall hear the voice of the son of God. And they that hear shall live just by hearing his voice.
We shall live. Our task is to faithfully preach his powerful word. He gave that task to us in Matthew chapter 28, verses 19 and 20. We’re supposed to go out and teach it to all nations. All of us are every Christian this week. I charge all of you to open your Bibles and read chapter one of Genesis. And as you read through chapter one of Genesis,
underline the phrase and God said, every single time you see it. And God said, and God said, and God said, and once you’ve finished doing that take time and a specific prayer to God thanking him for the power of his word. These are the words of life, my brethren. And if you teach the word to people, they can believe it.
And if they believe it, they can have eternal life right alongside you and see Jesus in the sky. If you have yet to obey these powerful words, the waters of baptism are ready for you. And if you have need of prayers from the saints, we’re here for you, whatever your need, please come forward. As we stand and sing Is more,
what a glory sheds on our way. Wow, we do his good will he abides with us and with all well trust and<inaudible> trust and Oh, bang four. There’s no other way to be happy and jeez, but to trust. And<inaudible> then in fallow ships, we, we lived in that has been, or we’ll walk by his side in a way what he says we will do wary sins.
We will go never fear on the trust and<inaudible> trust and Oh, bang four. There’s no a, the way to be happy and jeez, but to trust and, Oh,<inaudible> I think this opportunity we have to hear, you were read out loud. Here’s the thing we need to know. I don’t want it to be riding your side to always carry that with it at all time,
stay clean. And your thoughts tonight. Keep us safe from pandemic going on. We’ll just remove it from a given right name. We do pray.