The King Eternal Immortal Invisible

The King: Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (Part 2 of 2)

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first Timothy chapter 1 verse 17 in

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spite of the technical difficulties we

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may be having at the moment Paul writes

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to Timothy and as he is writing to

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Timothy he says this beginning in verse

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12 and I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who

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has enabled me because he counted me

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faithful putting me into the ministry

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let’s let’s begin by noticing that

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Paul’s discussion is writing to this

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young preacher writing to this young man

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to tell him of the blessing that he’s

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received and the ministry that he’s

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received and that they he’s received

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that by the grace of God because God

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allowed him to be there he didn’t merit

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it he didn’t earn it it wasn’t by birth

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and it wasn’t by lineage it wasn’t by

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tribe and it wasn’t by the the majesty

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or the glory or the education that he

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had it was because God chose him and

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because God permitted him to be placed

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in this position to have this ministry

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he says although verse 13 I was formerly

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a blasphemer a persecutor an insolent

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man but I obtained mercy because I did

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it ignorantly in unbelief Paul says

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there was a time when I was persecuting

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the church there was a time when I was

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opposing God but I was ignorant about

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what I was doing I did it in unbelief

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now there’s an interesting point there

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there here is an example of an

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individual who’s opposing God and is

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ignorant concerning God now it’s an

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interesting point because Paul will

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later state and we’ll discuss even

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through around this lesson that the

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reality was he was without excuse in his

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ignorance and yet he was ignorant and

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Paul will often tell individuals because

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of what God has revealed that they will

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be held accountable in the

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without excuse and yet he obtained this

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grace the grace of our Lord was

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exceedingly abundant with faith and love

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which are in Christ Jesus this is a

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faithful saying and worthy of all

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acceptance that Christ Jesus came into

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the world to save sinners of whom I am

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chief Paul is an individual that we

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often look to as a great preacher as a

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great apostle it’s a great writer of the

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New Testament and yet he says of himself

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I am the chief of sinners

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I am the lowest of the low

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because of his past however for this

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reason I obtained mercy that in me first

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Jesus Christ might show all

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long-suffering as a pattern to those who

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are going to believe on him for

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everlasting life Paul says if you want

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to find an example of God’s

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long-suffering if you want to show

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someone an example of God’s

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long-suffering and giving mercy and

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grace to someone who didn’t deserve it

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who he could have just as easily have

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killed instead of granting him grace and

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mercy use me that’s why God did what he

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did he granted he showed his

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long-suffering that through his actions

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toward me that I might be a pattern for

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those who were seeking after everlasting

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life if anyone comes to God and says you

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know what I’ve just done too many wrong

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things I’ve just been – insolent I’ve

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just been too abusive I’ve just been too

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much of a persecutor I’ve done too much

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God says look at Paul I forgave him but

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look at his faithfulness look at what he

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suffered look at what he endured for my

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sake and remember that was the cost

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he says then verse 17 now to the king we

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discussed that this morning our lesson

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this morning was on Christ the king and

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this context this passage is speaking of

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Christ now to the king eternal immortal

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invisible three words here used to

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describe Christ

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three words backed up by other places in

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scripture that define and describe

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Christ as king now in the context of

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eternal there are going to be far more

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passages than we have time to go through

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and even the number of ones that I put

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up on the screen we won’t get to all of

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them and notice all of them otherwise we

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won’t have time for the the final two

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words but hopefully if you have a pen

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and a piece of paper you can jot down a

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few of these as we go through them

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especially those that we don’t get to

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and spend some time in your own study

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noticing all of the lays that God

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describes the eternality of Christ

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in his being and in his kingship but as

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we get into this the first thing we want

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to do is notice what this word eternal

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is the word for eternal is the word from

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which we get our word Aeon it is the

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word that means age it is sometimes

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translated to mean world it is sometimes

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translated to mean age and yet it also

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carries with it this idea of forever and

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ever or forevermore so the context is

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always going to wrap this words idea and

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give it its definition that’s why it’s

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important whenever you’re reading

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through Scripture and you know a little

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bit about a word in the original

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language it’s always important to

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interpret it by the context it’s in

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let’s begin in Luke chapter 1 as we

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notice this idea of eternal in

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relationship to Christ and

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Christ as king let’s begin in Luke

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chapter 1 and verse 30 then the angel

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said to her to marry do not be afraid

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Mary for you have found favor with God

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and behold you will conceive in your

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womb and bring forth a son and shall

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call his name Jesus he will be great and

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will be called the son of the highest

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and the Lord God will give him the

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throne of his father David and he will

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reign over the house of Jacob and here’s

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that word Eon forever and of his kingdom

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there will be no end the angel tells

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Mary the one who you are going to give

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birth to the one who you will give birth

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to through the Holy Spirit the one who

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will be conceiving you by the Holy

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Spirit is Jesus that will be his name

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but he is the one who will be given the

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throne of David he will be a king and he

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will be an eternal king but then notice

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another passage Matthew chapter 6 verse

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13 as this passage is referencing Christ

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in prayer to the Father yet it gives an

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interesting statement here Jesus is

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teaching his disciples to pray and he

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says in verse 9 in this manner therefore

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pray our father in heaven hallowed be

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your name your kingdom come your will be

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done on earth as it is in heaven give us

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this day our daily bread and forgive us

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our debts as we forgive our debtors and

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do not lead us into temptation but

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deliver us from the evil one for yours

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is the kingdom and the power and the

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glory forever

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now the reason why that passage is so

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significant is yes this is the son

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speaking to the father yes this is

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Christ speaking of God the Father and

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yet it is the glory of the father that

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will be bestowed upon the son so there’s

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a connection here but then notice

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his presence Jesus will tell his

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disciples in Matthew chapter 28 and in

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verse 20 as he is preparing to leave

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this earth as he is preparing to ascend

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back to the Father that he has received

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all authority he commands them to go out

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and to teach all nations to teach them

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to baptize them to teach them but then

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he says this and lo I am with you always

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even to the end of the Aeon is the Greek

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word their age Christ is saying my

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presence isn’t going to depart from you

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my presence isn’t going away because I

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am eternal

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then consider also that his blessings

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his rewards are eternal Peter will

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question Christ concerning the rewards

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that will come to those who have given

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up things in this life who’ve given up

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homes and wives and families and

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possessions and Christ says that they

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will receive more in this life and in

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the life to come then they have given up

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here and now Christ speaks concerning

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the blessings and the rewards that he

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has to offer those who are faithful to

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him not being just in this life but

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being eternal what is a king who offers

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a reward that he can’t give certainly

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not the kind of King you want to serve

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and yet Christ offers a reward that is

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eternal why because he is eternal but

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then consider as well you have the

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prophesied nature of Christ if you turn

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over to John chapter 1 John chapter 1

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beginning in verse 67 we have an

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interesting prophecy here not from

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necessarily someone you would expect if

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bless you’re familiar with the passage

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John chapter 1

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I’ve got the wrong verses hope that’s

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because it’s supposed to be Luke chapter

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one I believe I think I wrote the wrong

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book yes Luke chapter one sorry for the

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typo Luke chapter one beginning in verse

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67 you have Zechariah and Zechariah is

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here speaking he’s filled with the Holy

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Spirit verse 67 and he is speaking

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concerning the things are to come

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because John his son who we know as John

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the Baptist has just been born and he

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has just been named and Zechariah has

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just received the ability to speak again

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but notice this prophecy now his father

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Zechariah was filled with the Holy

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Spirit and prophesied saying blessed is

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the Lord God of Israel for he has

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visited and redeemed his people and has

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raised up a horn of salvation for us in

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the house of his servant David there’s a

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cell there is salvation coming there’s a

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prophesied salvation coming there’s a

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Redemption coming and it’s coming from

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the house of David just as the Old

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Testament said it would as he spoke by

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the mouth of his holy prophets who have

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been since the world began from the

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beginning of time since the beginning of

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the age since the beginning of the world

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here Zechariah says this has been spoken

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this isn’t something that happened the

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way people do with modern-day prophecies

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and three days before it happens oh this

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is going to happen in three days or a

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year before it happens this is know from

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the foundation of the world this has

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been told you can go to Genesis chapter

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3 and you can read God’s judgment

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against the serpent and you can see

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Christ the seed of woman as part of that

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judgment from the foundation of the

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world this has been declared but verse

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71 that we should be saved from our

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enemies and from the hand of all who

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hate us to perform the mercies promised

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to our fathers

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remember his holy Covenant the oath

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which he swore to our father Abraham to

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grant us that we being delivered from

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the hand of our enemies might serve him

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without fear in holiness and

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righteousness before him all the days of

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our lives and you child will be called

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the prophet of the highest and you will

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go before the face of the Lord to

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prepare his ways to give knowledge of

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salvation to his people and by the

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remission or by the remission of their

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sins through the tender mercy of our God

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with which the Dayspring from on high

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has visited us to give light to those

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who sit in darkness and the shadow of

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death to guide our feet into the way of

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peace Zechariah says of John who has

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just been born who has just been named

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you will be the prophet of the Lord you

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will be the prophet of the highest the

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one who prepares the way of the Lord who

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gives knowledge of salvation to his

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people the eternal nature of the

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kingship of Christ is prophesied here

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notice Zechariah says we will serve him

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our whole life if we are going to serve

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the king our whole life it must be the

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case that the Kings reign is going to

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extend beyond our life we see the

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eternal nature of the king well then

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consider also this kingdom reaches to

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the Gentiles and the eternal nature also

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reaches to the Gentiles Ephesians

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chapter 3 beginning in verse 4 we read

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this by which when you read you may

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understand my knowledge in the mystery

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of Christ which in other ages was not

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made known to the sons of men as it has

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now been revealed by the spirit to his

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holy apostles and prophets that the

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Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of

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the same body and partakers of his

0:15:28.069,0:15:32.840
promise in Christ through the gospel so

0:15:30.800,0:15:36.830
notice the context notice what

0:15:32.840,0:15:40.970
says the Gentiles are fellow heirs they

0:15:36.830,0:15:44.930
are / takers in the rewards and in the

0:15:40.970,0:15:46.790
promise of the gospel of which I became

0:15:44.930,0:15:48.529
a minister according to the gift of the

0:15:46.790,0:15:51.890
grace of God given to me by the

0:15:48.529,0:15:53.330
effective working of his power to me who

0:15:51.890,0:15:55.190
I’m less than the least of all the

0:15:53.330,0:15:56.870
Saints this grace was given that I

0:15:55.190,0:15:59.089
should preach among the Gentiles the

0:15:56.870,0:16:01.279
unsearchable riches of Christ and to

0:15:59.089,0:16:03.290
make all sea which is the Fellowship of

0:16:01.279,0:16:05.690
the mystery which from the beginning of

0:16:03.290,0:16:07.790
the ages has been hidden in God who

0:16:05.690,0:16:10.040
created all things through Jesus Christ

0:16:07.790,0:16:12.260
notice there was a mystery that was

0:16:10.040,0:16:14.450
hidden unrevealed it was yet to be

0:16:12.260,0:16:16.940
declared it was yet to be revealed in

0:16:14.450,0:16:18.920
yet it was spoken of it was told that

0:16:16.940,0:16:20.779
the Gentiles would have a part in it and

0:16:18.920,0:16:22.990
yet there wasn’t a full revelation of

0:16:20.779,0:16:27.610
what it was that would come to pass

0:16:22.990,0:16:32.089
according to the eternal purpose which

0:16:27.610,0:16:34.610
he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord in

0:16:32.089,0:16:39.320
whom we have boldness and access with

0:16:34.610,0:16:41.660
confidence through faith in Him what is

0:16:39.320,0:16:43.370
it that is part of the eternal nature of

0:16:41.660,0:16:45.790
the kingship of Christ what is it that

0:16:43.370,0:16:48.830
is part of the eternal nature of Christ

0:16:45.790,0:16:50.720
bringing his promises about in this life

0:16:48.830,0:16:52.850
that will promise from the world view

0:16:50.720,0:16:57.170
from the time the world began it is the

0:16:52.850,0:17:03.890
presence and boldness of the Gentiles to

0:16:57.170,0:17:06.199
approach God and I suggest to you this

0:17:03.890,0:17:08.390
afternoon that that’s very good news for

0:17:06.199,0:17:13.280
all of us sitting here because I don’t

0:17:08.390,0:17:16.520
think there are any Jews present this is

0:17:13.280,0:17:20.720
good news for all of us that means we

0:17:16.520,0:17:24.650
have part in the promises of God and

0:17:20.720,0:17:27.470
Christ as king but then you also see

0:17:24.650,0:17:30.020
Christ in the Old Testament the eternal

0:17:27.470,0:17:32.060
nature of Christ is that you don’t just

0:17:30.020,0:17:34.250
see Christ in the New Testament you

0:17:32.060,0:17:36.800
don’t just see Christ after he’s born

0:17:34.250,0:17:39.380
but you see Christ in the Old Testament

0:17:36.800,0:17:43.100
first King excuse me first chronicles

0:17:39.380,0:17:45.830
chapter 10 Paul throughout this chapter

0:17:43.100,0:17:47.630
will bring forward Christ in

0:17:45.830,0:17:51.200
Old Testament but notice a few of the

0:17:47.630,0:17:53.000
examples verses 1 through 4 we read

0:17:51.200,0:17:54.919
moreover brethren I do not want you to

0:17:53.000,0:17:56.690
be unaware that all our fathers were

0:17:54.919,0:17:58.909
under the cloud all passed through the

0:17:56.690,0:18:01.100
sea all were baptized into Moses in the

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cloud and in the sea all ate the same

0:18:01.100,0:18:05.450
spiritual food and all drank the same

0:18:03.200,0:18:08.450
spiritual drink for they drank of that

0:18:05.450,0:18:16.179
spiritual rock that followed them and

0:18:08.450,0:18:19.190
that rock was Christ here he references

0:18:16.179,0:18:21.380
the giving of water from the rock he

0:18:19.190,0:18:23.539
references the manna from heaven he

0:18:21.380,0:18:28.779
references the salvation coming through

0:18:23.539,0:18:32.389
the Red Sea and he says this was Christ

0:18:28.779,0:18:35.419
then verses 5 through verse 9 we read

0:18:32.389,0:18:37.370
but with most of them God was not well

0:18:35.419,0:18:40.070
pleased for their bodies were scattered

0:18:37.370,0:18:42.559
in the wilderness now these things

0:18:40.070,0:18:44.870
became our examples to the intent that

0:18:42.559,0:18:46.610
we should not lust after evil things as

0:18:44.870,0:18:48.860
they also lusted and do not become

0:18:46.610,0:18:50.929
idolaters as they as some of them were

0:18:48.860,0:18:53.779
as it is written the people sat down to

0:18:50.929,0:18:56.120
eat and drink and rose up to play nor

0:18:53.779,0:18:59.360
let us commit sexual immorality as some

0:18:56.120,0:19:03.760
of them did and in one day 23,000 fell

0:18:59.360,0:19:13.870
and noticed this next phrase nor let us

0:19:03.760,0:19:18.590
tempt Christ as some of them also

0:19:13.870,0:19:20.710
tempted wait a minute you’re telling me

0:19:18.590,0:19:23.899
that in the Old Testament when those

0:19:20.710,0:19:26.179
Israelites went out and went forth and

0:19:23.899,0:19:28.490
went into idolatry that first generation

0:19:26.179,0:19:30.799
that proceeded out of the land of Egypt

0:19:28.490,0:19:33.590
and into the land of Canaan but didn’t

0:19:30.799,0:19:35.990
enter in and turn back and departed from

0:19:33.590,0:19:38.029
the way of God and followed after idols

0:19:35.990,0:19:39.380
and followed after sexual immorality and

0:19:38.029,0:19:42.820
followed after their lusts

0:19:39.380,0:19:45.529
you’re telling me they tempted Christ

0:19:42.820,0:19:47.740
that’s exactly what that passage just

0:19:45.529,0:19:47.740
said

0:19:50.070,0:19:59.730
and were destroyed by serpents oh you

0:19:56.340,0:20:02.700
remember the time in Book of Numbers

0:19:59.730,0:20:05.700
where serpents were sent among them and

0:20:02.700,0:20:08.640
it wasn’t until they came out and looked

0:20:05.700,0:20:11.420
upon the brazen serpent that they would

0:20:08.640,0:20:17.520
be healed

0:20:11.420,0:20:19.830
and that one that was lifted up in the

0:20:17.520,0:20:23.730
midst of the camp that they had to look

0:20:19.830,0:20:28.080
upon that one that was lifted up looked

0:20:23.730,0:20:31.350
toward Christ that’s exactly what Paul

0:20:28.080,0:20:35.580
says but then consider as well

0:20:31.350,0:20:38.910
you have Christ’s reign Christ’s reign

0:20:35.580,0:20:43.050
as king being win out in Ephesians

0:20:38.910,0:20:47.820
chapter one Fijians chapter 1 beginning

0:20:43.050,0:20:49.530
in verse 21 Paul says as he is speaking

0:20:47.820,0:20:52.320
here concerning the church and

0:20:49.530,0:20:53.910
concerning Christ verse 20 which he

0:20:52.320,0:20:55.560
worked in Christ when he raised him from

0:20:53.910,0:20:58.230
the dead and seated him at the right

0:20:55.560,0:21:00.390
hand in the heavenly places far above

0:20:58.230,0:21:02.460
all principality and power and might and

0:21:00.390,0:21:05.160
Dominion and every name that is named

0:21:02.460,0:21:07.680
not only in this age but also in that

0:21:05.160,0:21:09.450
which is to come and he’s put all things

0:21:07.680,0:21:12.960
under his feet and gave him to be head

0:21:09.450,0:21:15.240
over all things to the church which is

0:21:12.960,0:21:18.450
his body the fullness of him that

0:21:15.240,0:21:22.830
filleth all in all here Christ is

0:21:18.450,0:21:26.990
described as one ruling not only in this

0:21:22.830,0:21:31.410
age but in the age to come his reign is

0:21:26.990,0:21:34.020
eternal chapter 2 verses 6 through 7 has

0:21:31.410,0:21:36.000
raised us up together and made us to sit

0:21:34.020,0:21:39.840
together in heavenly places in Christ

0:21:36.000,0:21:41.910
Jesus that in the ages to come he might

0:21:39.840,0:21:44.310
show the exceeding riches of His grace

0:21:41.910,0:21:48.060
and in his kindness toward us in Christ

0:21:44.310,0:21:52.050
Jesus not only is his reign eternal the

0:21:48.060,0:21:54.680
benefits of his citizenship are eternal

0:21:52.050,0:21:57.990
but then consider Revelation chapter 11

0:21:54.680,0:22:00.660
Revelation chapter 11 and in verse 15 we

0:21:57.990,0:22:02.790
have this statement verse 15 of

0:22:00.660,0:22:05.790
Revelation chapter 11 then the

0:22:02.790,0:22:08.280
7/7 angel sounded and there were loud

0:22:05.790,0:22:10.560
voices in heaven saying the kingdom of

0:22:08.280,0:22:14.250
this world have become the kingdoms of

0:22:10.560,0:22:18.030
our Lord and of his Christ and he shall

0:22:14.250,0:22:20.720
reign doesn’t just say he shall reign

0:22:18.030,0:22:24.980
does it it says and he shall reign

0:22:20.720,0:22:30.840
forever and ever

0:22:24.980,0:22:34.830
Christ the King eternal chapter 22 and

0:22:30.840,0:22:37.830
in verse 1 as the picture of the new

0:22:34.830,0:22:40.650
heaven and the new earth are presented

0:22:37.830,0:22:43.290
chapter 22 and verse 1 and he showed me

0:22:40.650,0:22:45.330
a river of excuse me a fewer river of

0:22:43.290,0:22:48.690
water of life clear as crystal

0:22:45.330,0:22:51.570
proceeding from where from the throne of

0:22:48.690,0:22:54.600
God and of the Lamb verse 5 there shall

0:22:51.570,0:22:57.750
be no night there they need no lamp nor

0:22:54.600,0:23:01.650
light of the Sun for the Lord God gives

0:22:57.750,0:23:05.780
them light and they shall reign forever

0:23:01.650,0:23:13.830
and ever

0:23:05.780,0:23:18.390
Paul says to the king eternal it is

0:23:13.830,0:23:22.890
because he understands the nature of not

0:23:18.390,0:23:27.480
only the king but of his reign you might

0:23:22.890,0:23:30.240
also consider as well that he is the one

0:23:27.480,0:23:32.670
who brings forth the Gentiles into this

0:23:30.240,0:23:35.490
kingdom we are might also notice that

0:23:32.670,0:23:38.070
he’s the one who made the world’s he is

0:23:35.490,0:23:40.620
the creator from the very beginning John

0:23:38.070,0:23:42.300
chapter 1 verses 1 and 2 all things were

0:23:40.620,0:23:44.900
made through him and without him was not

0:23:42.300,0:23:48.450
anything made that was made

0:23:44.900,0:23:51.480
Hebrews chapter 1 makes it clear that

0:23:48.450,0:23:53.610
the one through whom God now speaks is

0:23:51.480,0:23:55.440
the one through whom he made the worlds

0:23:53.610,0:23:58.860
and all things are upheld by the word of

0:23:55.440,0:24:01.590
his power all of these passages make it

0:23:58.860,0:24:05.100
clear that Christ is not only eternal in

0:24:01.590,0:24:10.080
his reign but has been here from

0:24:05.100,0:24:13.340
eternity jesus said it this way before

0:24:10.080,0:24:15.930
Abraham was I am

0:24:13.340,0:24:16.620
but then consider as well that his

0:24:15.930,0:24:18.690
throne

0:24:16.620,0:24:22.020
eternal over in hebrews chapter 1

0:24:18.690,0:24:23.970
hebrews chapter 1 and in verse 8 you

0:24:22.020,0:24:25.410
have a prophecy from the Old Testament

0:24:23.970,0:24:28.920
from the book of psalms in psalms

0:24:25.410,0:24:30.780
chapter 45 here applied to Christ

0:24:28.920,0:24:33.480
correctly applied to Christ in the New

0:24:30.780,0:24:35.580
Testament with clarity concerning what

0:24:33.480,0:24:38.520
it is that the psalmist writer meant in

0:24:35.580,0:24:42.809
Hebrews chapter 1 and verse 8 we read

0:24:38.520,0:24:45.690
but to the son he says your throne O God

0:24:42.809,0:24:47.700
is forever and ever a scepter of

0:24:45.690,0:24:50.910
righteousness is the scepter of your

0:24:47.700,0:24:54.480
kingdom there’s an interesting statement

0:24:50.910,0:24:59.370
there because the one speaking is the

0:24:54.480,0:25:06.140
Lord the Lord is speaking and saying to

0:24:59.370,0:25:06.140
the Lord your throne O God is forever

0:25:06.230,0:25:12.510
Jehovah is speaking to someone else he’s

0:25:10.050,0:25:16.020
speaking to the second person in the

0:25:12.510,0:25:19.320
Godhead and he’s describing his throne

0:25:16.020,0:25:22.020
as eternal but then considered as well

0:25:19.320,0:25:25.260
in Hebrews chapter 5 that his priesthood

0:25:22.020,0:25:28.520
is eternal I understand we’re focusing

0:25:25.260,0:25:31.320
on his kingship but in interesting value

0:25:28.520,0:25:33.929
proposition here his priesthood is

0:25:31.320,0:25:38.700
eternal and his kingship is eternal and

0:25:33.929,0:25:40.230
he is a king and a priest after the

0:25:38.700,0:25:43.980
order of Melchizedek Hebrews chapter

0:25:40.230,0:25:46.290
five and in verse 6 we read and he said

0:25:43.980,0:25:50.250
he also says in another place you are a

0:25:46.290,0:25:53.490
priest forever according to the order of

0:25:50.250,0:25:55.650
Melchizedek that comes from Psalms 110

0:25:53.490,0:26:00.030
again he reiterates that in Hebrews

0:25:55.650,0:26:01.590
chapter 7 verse 17 we read this he

0:26:00.030,0:26:03.929
testifies you were a priest forever

0:26:01.590,0:26:07.290
according to the order of Melchizedek as

0:26:03.929,0:26:09.600
if we hadn’t quite gotten the point yet

0:26:07.290,0:26:11.940
verse 21 for they have become priests

0:26:09.600,0:26:14.429
without an oath but he is with an oath

0:26:11.940,0:26:16.410
by him who said to him the Lord has

0:26:14.429,0:26:18.240
sworn and will not relent you are a

0:26:16.410,0:26:20.550
priest forever according to the order of

0:26:18.240,0:26:21.960
Melchizedek why in the world is the

0:26:20.550,0:26:27.000
Hebrew writer hammering the

0:26:21.960,0:26:30.799
so many times because there was never a

0:26:27.000,0:26:33.630
priest in Israel who was the king

0:26:30.799,0:26:37.590
because there was never a king in Israel

0:26:33.630,0:26:44.779
who was a priest and every priest in

0:26:37.590,0:26:50.850
Israel died and yet the king the priest

0:26:44.779,0:26:53.460
Christ would be king forever not like

0:26:50.850,0:26:55.200
the lineage of Aaron but very much

0:26:53.460,0:26:59.429
different from that but consider also

0:26:55.200,0:27:02.190
the forerunner he is our forerunner into

0:26:59.429,0:27:05.279
eternity Hebrews chapter six beginning

0:27:02.190,0:27:08.700
in verse 19 we read this hope we have as

0:27:05.279,0:27:11.669
an anchor of the soul both sure and

0:27:08.700,0:27:16.020
steadfast which enters the presence

0:27:11.669,0:27:18.480
behind the veil a few things that are

0:27:16.020,0:27:23.130
important as we get to the next verse

0:27:18.480,0:27:27.149
the veil is death there’s a hope that we

0:27:23.130,0:27:30.330
have that enters beyond death that has

0:27:27.149,0:27:33.929
gone ahead of us that anchor that we can

0:27:30.330,0:27:38.570
cast through this life into eternity and

0:27:33.929,0:27:41.940
have assurance of what is to come and

0:27:38.570,0:27:47.100
verse 20 we read where the forerunner

0:27:41.940,0:27:51.179
has entered for us even Jesus having

0:27:47.100,0:27:54.510
become high priest forever according to

0:27:51.179,0:27:58.440
the order of Melchizedek the Hebrew

0:27:54.510,0:28:01.020
writer says Christ is our anchor he’s

0:27:58.440,0:28:03.510
gone before us and that hope that we

0:28:01.020,0:28:07.380
have in Christ is a hope that is assured

0:28:03.510,0:28:12.299
that enters beyond death and gives us

0:28:07.380,0:28:14.970
confidence of what is to come but then

0:28:12.299,0:28:18.480
consider also the Hebrews writer says

0:28:14.970,0:28:22.110
that they that Christ is the same Christ

0:28:18.480,0:28:27.480
is the same yesterday today

0:28:22.110,0:28:29.760
and forever he’s unchanging he’s not

0:28:27.480,0:28:32.490
going to depart he’s not going to leave

0:28:29.760,0:28:36.120
us behind he’s not going to neglect us

0:28:32.490,0:28:39.750
he is not going to forsake us he is the

0:28:36.120,0:28:42.390
lamb the lamb that was slain and is

0:28:39.750,0:28:46.220
alive again revelation chapter 5 verse

0:28:42.390,0:28:49.140
13 he is the Lamb that was slain and yet

0:28:46.220,0:28:52.649
revelation chapter 1 verses 13 through

0:28:49.140,0:28:54.899
18 says this Revelation chapter 1 verse

0:28:52.649,0:28:56.820
13 says and in the midst of the seven

0:28:54.899,0:28:59.130
lampstands one like the Son of Man

0:28:56.820,0:29:00.690
clothed with a garment down to the feet

0:28:59.130,0:29:02.850
and girded about the chest with the

0:29:00.690,0:29:05.460
golden band his head and his hair were

0:29:02.850,0:29:08.010
white like wool as white as snow and his

0:29:05.460,0:29:10.679
eyes like the flame of fire his feet

0:29:08.010,0:29:14.340
were like fine brass as if we’re fine by

0:29:10.679,0:29:17.159
a furnace and his voice as the sound of

0:29:14.340,0:29:19.679
many waters and he had in his right hand

0:29:17.159,0:29:21.120
seven stars out of his mouth went a

0:29:19.679,0:29:23.370
sharp two-edged sword and his

0:29:21.120,0:29:26.130
countenance was like the sun shining in

0:29:23.370,0:29:28.649
its strength and when I saw him I fell

0:29:26.130,0:29:32.490
at his feet as dead but he laid his

0:29:28.649,0:29:37.649
right hand on me saying to me do not be

0:29:32.490,0:29:42.899
afraid I am the first and the last I am

0:29:37.649,0:29:48.059
he who lives and was dead and behold I

0:29:42.899,0:29:51.870
am Alive for evermore amen and I have

0:29:48.059,0:29:53.669
the keys of Hades and death right the

0:29:51.870,0:29:55.620
things which you have seen in the things

0:29:53.669,0:30:00.840
which are and the things which will take

0:29:55.620,0:30:04.200
place after this Christ appears to John

0:30:00.840,0:30:08.130
and John sees his appearance and John

0:30:04.200,0:30:10.019
falls down as dead and Christ lifts him

0:30:08.130,0:30:14.370
up and says do not be afraid I’m the

0:30:10.019,0:30:17.100
first and the last I’m the one who lives

0:30:14.370,0:30:24.120
and who died and who is alive

0:30:17.100,0:30:30.600
forevermore Christ

0:30:24.120,0:30:34.110
the king is eternal but then we come to

0:30:30.600,0:30:36.090
this word immortal you might think if

0:30:34.110,0:30:38.610
you were looking at this from an English

0:30:36.090,0:30:41.480
perspective that eternal and immortal

0:30:38.610,0:30:43.500
that’s kinda the same thing that’s not

0:30:41.480,0:30:45.059
not when you go back to the original

0:30:43.500,0:30:46.830
meaning of this word because the

0:30:45.059,0:30:49.919
original meaning of this world word

0:30:46.830,0:30:51.659
doesn’t mean never dies the original

0:30:49.919,0:30:57.090
meaning of this word in the in the Greek

0:30:51.659,0:31:02.789
language was incorruptible without quite

0:30:57.090,0:31:06.480
literally not corrupted the idea of this

0:31:02.789,0:31:08.429
word is not only is God not going to die

0:31:06.480,0:31:11.130
not only is Christ not going to die not

0:31:08.429,0:31:17.419
only is his he is king not going to die

0:31:11.130,0:31:20.730
he is without corruption in his life

0:31:17.419,0:31:24.059
first Kings chapter sees me that again

0:31:20.730,0:31:26.850
first Corinthians first Corinthians

0:31:24.059,0:31:30.120
chapter three and in verse 17 if anyone

0:31:26.850,0:31:32.070
defiles the temple of God God will

0:31:30.120,0:31:34.520
destroy him for the temple of God is

0:31:32.070,0:31:40.289
holy which temple you are the word

0:31:34.520,0:31:44.730
defile there is the positive form of the

0:31:40.289,0:31:47.039
word not corrupted in first Timothy

0:31:44.730,0:31:49.710
chapter 1 so first Timothy chapter 1

0:31:47.039,0:31:51.990
verse 17 you have in in the Greek

0:31:49.710,0:31:53.250
language if you put an A in front of

0:31:51.990,0:31:55.770
something an alpha in front of something

0:31:53.250,0:32:00.809
it turns it into a negative it means not

0:31:55.770,0:32:04.289
this so in this passage the word defiled

0:32:00.809,0:32:09.770
is the word for corruption first Timothy

0:32:04.289,0:32:13.159
chapter 1 verse 17 is not corrupted not

0:32:09.770,0:32:17.190
corruptible chapter 15 verse 33 of

0:32:13.159,0:32:19.500
Corinthians Paul uses this phrase inside

0:32:17.190,0:32:21.390
this context of the resurrection and

0:32:19.500,0:32:22.380
it’s very interesting that it’s here

0:32:21.390,0:32:24.450
we’re going to see some of the

0:32:22.380,0:32:27.679
interesting aspects of this in just a

0:32:24.450,0:32:31.380
moment but inside a discussion of the

0:32:27.679,0:32:33.840
resurrection he says this to these

0:32:31.380,0:32:35.700
church these brethren at corinth he says

0:32:33.840,0:32:42.410
verse 33 dune

0:32:35.700,0:32:48.660
be conceived evil companions corrupt

0:32:42.410,0:32:52.620
good habits Paul says that your way of

0:32:48.660,0:32:55.770
life can be corrupted and it’s

0:32:52.620,0:32:57.690
interesting he uses this word that he’s

0:32:55.770,0:33:02.910
going to use the negative form of in

0:32:57.690,0:33:07.770
just a few verses he says your life can

0:33:02.910,0:33:10.560
be corrupted by evil influences and by

0:33:07.770,0:33:13.830
the way the context is evil influences

0:33:10.560,0:33:17.070
in the church he’s talking about

0:33:13.830,0:33:18.990
brethren teaching false doctrines he’s

0:33:17.070,0:33:21.180
talking about those brethren that are

0:33:18.990,0:33:22.980
denying the resurrection he’s not

0:33:21.180,0:33:25.290
talking about evil influences in the

0:33:22.980,0:33:27.180
world he’s not talking about don’t spend

0:33:25.290,0:33:29.310
your time with those who are committing

0:33:27.180,0:33:32.160
fornication and adultery and unseemly

0:33:29.310,0:33:34.380
things he’s telling these brethren you

0:33:32.160,0:33:38.840
stay away from Christians who are

0:33:34.380,0:33:44.970
teaching what is false because they’re

0:33:38.840,0:33:49.730
evil communication way of life will

0:33:44.970,0:33:52.050
corrupt yours but then notice as well

0:33:49.730,0:33:54.570
going to the use of the word in

0:33:52.050,0:33:56.460
corruption this same word that we have

0:33:54.570,0:33:59.640
translated in first Timothy chapter 1

0:33:56.460,0:34:03.510
verse 17 as immortal Romans chapter 1

0:33:59.640,0:34:06.750
verse 23 says professing to be wise

0:34:03.510,0:34:12.090
verse 22 they became fools and changed

0:34:06.750,0:34:15.080
the glory of the incorruptible God into

0:34:12.090,0:34:17.850
an image made like corruptible men and

0:34:15.080,0:34:20.460
birds and four-footed animals and

0:34:17.850,0:34:23.669
creeping things he’s talking about the

0:34:20.460,0:34:25.500
idolatry of the Gentiles he’s talking

0:34:23.669,0:34:28.290
about the history of these pagan people

0:34:25.500,0:34:30.929
who have taken the image of God they’ve

0:34:28.290,0:34:33.419
taken the idea of God the glory of God

0:34:30.929,0:34:38.880
the declaration of God and they’ve made

0:34:33.419,0:34:41.130
him like a corruptible creature they

0:34:38.880,0:34:45.590
fashioned it with corruptible things

0:34:41.130,0:34:49.050
they fashioned images as corruptible

0:34:45.590,0:34:52.710
individuals or creatures or animal

0:34:49.050,0:34:55.320
and such like to represent God Paul says

0:34:52.710,0:34:58.830
you can’t take the image of God who is

0:34:55.320,0:35:01.130
incorruptible and create an image that

0:34:58.830,0:35:03.420
looks like him made out of that which is

0:35:01.130,0:35:07.980
corruptible but then notice also the

0:35:03.420,0:35:09.750
crown of the king is referenced as that

0:35:07.980,0:35:12.810
which is incorruptible in first

0:35:09.750,0:35:16.170
Corinthians chapter 9 verse 25 we read

0:35:12.810,0:35:19.170
this you do not run excuse me you do not

0:35:16.170,0:35:22.380
know verse 24 those who run in a race

0:35:19.170,0:35:24.600
all run but one receives the prize run

0:35:22.380,0:35:26.640
in such a way that you may obtain it and

0:35:24.600,0:35:29.010
everyone who competes for the prize is

0:35:26.640,0:35:32.130
temperate in all things now they do it

0:35:29.010,0:35:34.110
to obtain a perishable crown quite often

0:35:32.130,0:35:36.690
during the days of the races that Paul

0:35:34.110,0:35:40.530
is referencing the crown would be made

0:35:36.690,0:35:42.090
of of limbs and and and and leaves and

0:35:40.530,0:35:44.100
that’s that type of thing it was a

0:35:42.090,0:35:47.750
corruptible crown it would die in just a

0:35:44.100,0:35:53.670
matter of days and yet he says but we

0:35:47.750,0:35:56.520
for an imperishable crown again were

0:35:53.670,0:35:59.010
reminded that the reward of Christ

0:35:56.520,0:36:03.480
much like the existence of Christ is

0:35:59.010,0:36:06.420
eternal it is in corruptible but then

0:36:03.480,0:36:09.869
consider also Peter says using this same

0:36:06.420,0:36:12.540
imagery the same word he uses it to

0:36:09.869,0:36:15.270
reference our inheritance in 1st Peter

0:36:12.540,0:36:16.800
chapter 1 in in verse 4 he says to an

0:36:15.270,0:36:19.109
inheritance he’s speaking about the

0:36:16.800,0:36:22.500
resurrection Christ from the dead to an

0:36:19.109,0:36:25.440
inheritance incorruptible and undefiled

0:36:22.500,0:36:31.410
and that does not fade away reserved in

0:36:25.440,0:36:35.340
heaven for you we place our hope our

0:36:31.410,0:36:39.540
trust our expectation of our inheritance

0:36:35.340,0:36:44.970
in a Christ who is eternal and his

0:36:39.540,0:36:50.040
reward will not disappear it will not be

0:36:44.970,0:36:54.240
moth eaten it will not be stolen it is

0:36:50.040,0:36:57.119
in corruptible but then again we are

0:36:54.240,0:37:00.359
also reminded that the seed with which

0:36:57.119,0:37:02.520
we are born into eternal life is also

0:37:00.359,0:37:05.010
incorruptible first it

0:37:02.520,0:37:07.380
first Peter chapter 1 verse 22 since you

0:37:05.010,0:37:10.830
have purified your souls in obeying the

0:37:07.380,0:37:12.660
truth through the spirit in sincere love

0:37:10.830,0:37:15.180
of the Brethren love one another

0:37:12.660,0:37:18.020
fervently with a pure heart having been

0:37:15.180,0:37:21.360
born again not of corruptible seed but

0:37:18.020,0:37:27.210
of incorruptible through the Word of God

0:37:21.360,0:37:30.690
which lives and abides forever now I

0:37:27.210,0:37:33.180
mentioned this morning as we read wrote

0:37:30.690,0:37:36.150
Revelation chapter 19 and we read

0:37:33.180,0:37:38.760
concerning the one who had a name that

0:37:36.150,0:37:40.350
no one knew and we read concerning the

0:37:38.760,0:37:49.550
one who was on the white horse

0:37:40.350,0:37:49.550
and we read his name is the word of God

0:37:49.670,0:37:54.720
and then we’re reminded of John chapter

0:37:52.110,0:37:57.870
1 where we read that in the beginning

0:37:54.720,0:38:01.800
was the word and the Word was with God

0:37:57.870,0:38:04.500
and the Word was God and we come here to

0:38:01.800,0:38:07.260
first Peter chapter 1 verses 22 and 23

0:38:04.500,0:38:09.600
and when we read that we have been born

0:38:07.260,0:38:13.250
again not of corruptible seed but of

0:38:09.600,0:38:23.610
incorruptible through the Word of God

0:38:13.250,0:38:28.980
which lives and abides forever God says

0:38:23.610,0:38:32.940
my word will never pass away my word

0:38:28.980,0:38:38.160
will never be corrupted and it is that

0:38:32.940,0:38:40.260
seed which gives life but then go back

0:38:38.160,0:38:43.500
with me if you will to that context in

0:38:40.260,0:38:48.450
1st Corinthians chapter 15 first

0:38:43.500,0:38:50.430
Corinthians chapter 15 we find the

0:38:48.450,0:38:53.130
remainder of this discussion I mentioned

0:38:50.430,0:38:54.810
verse 33 he’s talking about a corrupting

0:38:53.130,0:38:56.880
influence he’s talking about a

0:38:54.810,0:38:59.430
corruption that will change their way of

0:38:56.880,0:39:00.930
life from those who are within the body

0:38:59.430,0:39:03.600
of Christ teaching that which is false

0:39:00.930,0:39:06.240
he says verse 42 so also is the

0:39:03.600,0:39:09.210
resurrection of the Dead the body is

0:39:06.240,0:39:11.790
sown in corruption but it is raised in

0:39:09.210,0:39:13.380
incorruption he says now as he’s talking

0:39:11.790,0:39:15.720
about the resurrection not only there’s

0:39:13.380,0:39:21.420
is there going to be one but the body

0:39:15.720,0:39:25.470
that is resurrected is immortal it is

0:39:21.420,0:39:28.109
without corruption then notice verse 50

0:39:25.470,0:39:30.330
now I say now this I say brethren that

0:39:28.109,0:39:32.280
the flesh and blood cannot inherit the

0:39:30.330,0:39:36.090
kingdom of God nor does corruption

0:39:32.280,0:39:38.760
inherit incorruption the reason the body

0:39:36.090,0:39:41.220
has changed the reason why in eternity

0:39:38.760,0:39:44.940
we won’t be as we are now is because

0:39:41.220,0:39:48.750
this body is corruptible this body can

0:39:44.940,0:39:53.720
be defiled this body can perish can

0:39:48.750,0:39:56.520
decay but that body will not and

0:39:53.720,0:39:59.520
corruption cannot inherit in corruption

0:39:56.520,0:40:01.650
vs. 53 and 54 for this corruptible must

0:39:59.520,0:40:04.230
put on incorruption and this mortal must

0:40:01.650,0:40:06.420
put on immortality so when this

0:40:04.230,0:40:08.460
corruptible is put on incorruption and

0:40:06.420,0:40:10.590
this mortal has put on immortality then

0:40:08.460,0:40:14.849
shall be brought to pass the saying that

0:40:10.590,0:40:17.970
is written death is swallowed up in

0:40:14.849,0:40:20.670
victory so we have the king whose

0:40:17.970,0:40:24.380
eternal we have the king who will change

0:40:20.670,0:40:30.030
us from being corruptible decaying

0:40:24.380,0:40:35.490
departing dying – incorruptible but then

0:40:30.030,0:40:41.810
we also have invisible this is simply a

0:40:35.490,0:40:45.540
word that means not visible not seen not

0:40:41.810,0:40:47.760
observable and yet it’s interesting that

0:40:45.540,0:40:52.290
Paul uses the word invisible to

0:40:47.760,0:40:56.940
reference Christ Christ was the one who

0:40:52.290,0:40:59.970
said to his disciples in John chapter 14

0:40:56.940,0:41:04.050
if you’ve seen me you’ve seen the father

0:40:59.970,0:41:06.480
and yet it is through the manifestation

0:41:04.050,0:41:08.760
of Christ that we see the father that we

0:41:06.480,0:41:11.810
understand the father and yet at the

0:41:08.760,0:41:15.150
present time when Paul is writing this

0:41:11.810,0:41:18.330
Christ can’t be seen Christ has ascended

0:41:15.150,0:41:21.690
into heaven and is no longer visible

0:41:18.330,0:41:25.440
that is with the natural eye but turn to

0:41:21.690,0:41:28.320
Romans chapter 1 romans chapter 1 verses

0:41:25.440,0:41:29.039
18 through 20 we have in this context

0:41:28.320,0:41:31.949
about peg

0:41:29.039,0:41:33.689
ism about those who departed from the

0:41:31.949,0:41:36.449
truth and their understanding of God

0:41:33.689,0:41:37.979
this these words for the wrath of God is

0:41:36.449,0:41:40.319
revealed from heaven against all

0:41:37.979,0:41:42.329
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men

0:41:40.319,0:41:44.699
who suppress the truth in

0:41:42.329,0:41:47.939
unrighteousness because what may be

0:41:44.699,0:41:50.279
known of God is manifest in them for God

0:41:47.939,0:41:52.380
has shown it to them notice there’s

0:41:50.279,0:41:53.640
something that can be known there’s

0:41:52.380,0:41:55.529
something that even in the Old Testament

0:41:53.640,0:41:59.789
could be known about God and was

0:41:55.529,0:42:01.619
manifest was made known to them verse 24

0:41:59.789,0:42:04.319
since the creation of the world his

0:42:01.619,0:42:05.989
invisible attributes are clearly seen

0:42:04.319,0:42:09.569
now wait a minute

0:42:05.989,0:42:14.339
how can his invisible attributes be

0:42:09.569,0:42:17.249
clearly seen how is it that God who

0:42:14.339,0:42:20.189
cannot be seen has the ability to

0:42:17.249,0:42:22.499
clearly be seen Paul what do you mean

0:42:20.189,0:42:23.579
notice what he says for since the

0:42:22.499,0:42:25.709
creation of the world his invisible

0:42:23.579,0:42:28.890
attributes are clearly seen being

0:42:25.709,0:42:33.769
understood by the things that are made

0:42:28.890,0:42:41.759
even his eternal power and Godhead so

0:42:33.769,0:42:46.169
that they are without excuse Paul says

0:42:41.759,0:42:50.579
you can know that God exists you can see

0:42:46.169,0:42:53.959
he who is invisible by the deeds that

0:42:50.579,0:42:57.869
he’s done by the works that he has

0:42:53.959,0:43:01.679
manifested by the creation that he has

0:42:57.869,0:43:03.839
given us but then consider as well that

0:43:01.679,0:43:05.669
Christ revealed the father turned to

0:43:03.839,0:43:08.239
colossians chapter 1 we already

0:43:05.669,0:43:14.459
mentioned john chapter 14 verse 9 but

0:43:08.239,0:43:16.199
colossians chapter 1 we read beginning

0:43:14.459,0:43:18.509
in verse 12 giving thanks to the Father

0:43:16.199,0:43:20.369
who has qualified us to be fore takers

0:43:18.509,0:43:22.619
of the inheritance of the saints and in

0:43:20.369,0:43:24.959
the light he has delivered us from the

0:43:22.619,0:43:26.429
power of darkness and conveyed us into

0:43:24.959,0:43:28.529
the kingdom of the son of his love

0:43:26.429,0:43:31.259
notice here’s the king here’s the

0:43:28.529,0:43:33.179
kingdom in whom we have redemption

0:43:31.259,0:43:35.939
through his blood the forgiveness of

0:43:33.179,0:43:40.739
sins he is the image of the invisible

0:43:35.939,0:43:42.480
God the firstborn over all creation for

0:43:40.739,0:43:44.070
by him all things

0:43:42.480,0:43:45.660
were created that are in heaven and that

0:43:44.070,0:43:47.609
are on earth visible and invisible

0:43:45.660,0:43:50.190
whether Thrones or dominions or

0:43:47.609,0:43:52.890
principalities or powers all things were

0:43:50.190,0:43:55.880
created through him and for him and he

0:43:52.890,0:43:59.270
is before all things and in him all

0:43:55.880,0:43:59.270
things consist

0:43:59.510,0:44:08.250
we see Christ and yet we don’t

0:44:03.980,0:44:11.850
he is visible by his deeds he is visible

0:44:08.250,0:44:14.640
by his power he is visible by his nature

0:44:11.850,0:44:17.700
he is visible by his salvation he is

0:44:14.640,0:44:24.390
visible by his redemption he is visible

0:44:17.700,0:44:29.880
by our forgiveness and yet he is

0:44:24.390,0:44:32.369
invisible Peter writes to those in the

0:44:29.880,0:44:36.180
first century and speaks to them about

0:44:32.369,0:44:43.710
the one who though they’ve never seen

0:44:36.180,0:44:52.619
him yet they love him Jesus Christ the

0:44:43.710,0:44:56.430
King eternal immortal invisible and yet

0:44:52.619,0:45:02.400
Moses were told in Hebrews chapter 11

0:44:56.430,0:45:07.500
and verse 27 forsook the house of

0:45:02.400,0:45:10.890
Pharaoh forsook the sin that was around

0:45:07.500,0:45:21.080
him to be numbered among the people of

0:45:10.890,0:45:21.080
God as seeing him who was invisible

0:45:24.500,0:45:34.900
Moses was one

0:45:27.220,0:45:39.369
who saw God he saw God as a choice to

0:45:34.900,0:45:43.930
serve God or to serve the flesh to serve

0:45:39.369,0:45:48.450
God or to serve sin to be obedient to

0:45:43.930,0:45:57.000
God and suffer or to live and pleasure

0:45:48.450,0:46:05.050
and yet not know God the king eternal

0:45:57.000,0:46:15.000
immortal invisible is the one to whom we

0:46:05.050,0:46:20.410
owe honor glory praise worship salvation

0:46:15.000,0:46:24.420
Redemption and who has promised us an

0:46:20.410,0:46:29.349
inheritance that is incorruptible

0:46:24.420,0:46:33.250
undefiled and that fades not away so the

0:46:29.349,0:46:37.329
question for us is what will we do with

0:46:33.250,0:46:40.599
the king what will we do with his

0:46:37.329,0:46:44.589
eternal nature we can’t run away from

0:46:40.599,0:46:48.210
him we can’t outlive him we can’t die in

0:46:44.589,0:46:52.180
hope that we’ll just go out of existence

0:46:48.210,0:46:56.050
we have a judgement to face and he is

0:46:52.180,0:47:00.400
king and he is judge and yet he has

0:46:56.050,0:47:03.430
promised us a home do you have the

0:47:00.400,0:47:07.200
assurance of that home today do you have

0:47:03.430,0:47:10.329
the assurance of hope the assurance

0:47:07.200,0:47:14.589
steadfast that enters within the veil

0:47:10.329,0:47:19.089
that when this life is over that home

0:47:14.589,0:47:22.869
awaits there’s a king reigning and he’s

0:47:19.089,0:47:25.569
waiting for you to come home if you have

0:47:22.869,0:47:28.510
need of the invitation the invitation is

0:47:25.569,0:47:30.900
open why not come now as we stand and as

0:47:28.510,0:47:30.900
we sing