<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Good evening.<inaudible> Do you think I look bad? You should see the other guy. Yeah. Right.<inaudible> We are in revelation, chapter 20, for those who are listening by phone. My, my left hand is all wrapped up because the doctor decided to pull the pins out of my wrist today. So that was a fun,
you can do almost anything. If you put enough light to Canaan in your body. So let’s begin with a word of prayer and then we’ll get started gracious father in heaven. We bow before you grateful for the day that you’ve given to us grateful for the life that you’ve blessed us with grateful for the energy and the opportunity that we have to assemble together and mindful of those who are unable to be present with us.
We pray that you will be with those who are dealing with COVID right now, and those who are still recovering and especially those who have had it months ago and are still struggling with the symptoms of this disease. That is, is so very hard to deal with for some pray that you be with the Whitley family and that pray that they fully recover. And we pray that you be with all those missionaries throughout the world who are striving to get back to the mission field.
And we pray that their labors will be able to continue and be able to prosper again, as they go into mission fields throughout the world, we pray that you be with us as we go through this period of study, may the things that we do and the things that we say, the things that we study, be those things, which draw us closer to you.
And may we strive fervently to always proclaim the truth as your word has declared it to us, ask that you forgive us when we sin and fall short of your glory, all this, we pray in Jesus name. Amen. Okay. So on Sunday we began in chapter 19, verse 17. We noticed the end of that chapter at the end of that chapter,
what is going on?<inaudible> All right. The beast is defeated who goes with him? False prophet. Okay. Which as we mentioned before is in the previous chapter where the beasts are introduced that’s the other beast. Okay. There were two beasts. One was the, the beast that really does the persecuting and the other is the false prophet that convinces the,
the world to, to worship the first beast. Okay. So the false prophet and the beast are defeated. What happens to the armies that are with them? All right. They’re killed with the sword of the mouth of the one who’s riding on the white horse and they’re devoured by the birds of heaven. So then we get into chapter 20 and we see at the beginning of chapter 20 and,
and there’s really no, no value in a chapter break here, but Haftar seeing the defeat of the army and then the defeat of the beast and the, the false prophet. Then we see he an angel descend from heaven, and he’s got a great chain and he’s got the key to the bottomless pit. And he takes the dragon who is who the devil Satan.
Alright, binds him and puts him in the bottomless pit for how long thousand years. Okay. Now, as we kind of go through just a few of the questions here at the beginning of, of our sheet, since we covered these on Sundays of these aspects of the vision, which is literal a, the key B the bottomless pit, see the chain D the dragon II Satan,
or F the thousand years, Satan. All right, because that’s the explanation, the explanatory part of the entire verse. That’s the part where John’s in trouble printing the picture. Okay. He says the dragon dragons, not a literal dragon, but then he interprets the picture of the dragon for you, which is the devil Satan. Satan’s a literal big,
but the Dragon’s not a literal dragon. Okay. So the owner part of, of all of that, it carries with it real truth. It carries with it what God is saying about his victory over Rome as the instrument of Satan. Okay. But it’s not a literal dragon bound by a literal chain cast into a literal bottomless pit. That’s unlocked with the literal key where he’s there for a literal thousand years.
Now, we only go through all of that to say the literal thousand years for a pre millennialist is incredibly important. They can get along with all the rest of that being figurative, except the thousand years, as soon as the thousand years, isn’t literal their whole doctrine falls apart. Okay. But that, this isn’t the only place that, that true.
We’re going to see that later on in chapter 20 as well. Okay. So we cast him into the bottomless pit. Let me, let me make one other statement go all the way back into chapter 19 is the great day of, of battle between the forces of Jesus Christ and his Christians on white horses and the beast and the false prophet and the dragon and their servants is that day of battle battle a literal day of battle either.
No. Okay. W we’re not just getting to this passage and then saying, Hey, it’s not literal. We’ve been saying all along, look at the picture, interpret the, meaning, the truth, truth in the picture and understand what John is conveying, or the spirit is conveying through John. Okay. You’re trying to be consistent in our interpretation all the way through that is to say,
it’s apocalyptic literature. You’re supposed to see the picture and not assume that the picture is what happened. You’re supposed to see the picture and say, what is it mean? Okay. And we’re going to do that all the way through, but there are times in the midst of it where God, the Holy spirit John say, and here’s the literal meaning in that case,
the dragon literal meaning is Satan for clarity. God makes it clear. That’s who he’s talking about. Okay. So cast him into the bottomless pit verse three, shut him up and set a seal on him so that he should do deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things, he must be released for a little while.
So we’ll come to this passage and say, the thousand years is the Christian dispensation, the Christian era. Well, there’s a problem with that. If you interpret the thousand years to not be literal, but to be the Christian dispensation, the time of the church, then you have, according to the anniversary a little time after the Christian era is over,
read it again. But after these things, well, what things the thousand years he’s just stated. So if you interpret the thousand years to be the Christian era, then after the Christian era, there’s going to be a little time that doesn’t, that doesn’t work. There’s no other passage in the new Testament that tells us anything about that. That Jesus is going to come back.
Dave, judgment’s going to come. And, and time shall be no more. There’s not a little time after the Christian era for Satan to come back out of the bottomless pit. So it’s not that either the thousand years, isn’t the Christian era and it’s not a thousand years, we’re going to be down to just a couple of things that can be actually really going to be down to just one thing.
It can’t be when we’re all said and done, but the bee or sorry, the dragon goes into the bottomless pit. But after these things, he must be released for a while. It’s going to be significant to note, we’re going to read about this again, but you’re going to see the dragon go in, but the picture coming out, isn’t the dragon anymore.
It’s Satan. Okay. Dragon. The dragon that we were introduced earlier had what? At physical attributes, he was red. How many heads? Seven heads, 10 horns crowns on his head. The dragon goes in the bottom of the pit and never comes back out because the dragon is a picture of Rome. Rome never comes back. When God defeats the nation of Rome and God takes the,
the kingdom that Daniel prophesized that’s going to be made without hands as a mountain created without hands and decimates. The four kingdoms that came before it Rome being the fourth and final, Rome’s never coming back. The, the prophecy in Daniel describes the mountain, grinding those nations in the powder. They’re never coming back. The dragon picture never comes back because the dragons have picture of Satan using Rome.
Okay. We are going to get a different picture later on in this chapter, but it comes from a completely different thing. We’re going to get a picture of Satan using Gog. And may God we’ll get into that in a little bit. Okay. So dragon never comes back. This is the last, this is the last year here of dragon. Satan comes back.
Okay. And I saw Thrones and they sat on them and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus. And for the word of God who had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his Mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they live and reign with Christ for a thousand years.
Okay. So John sees the angel come take the dragon, chain him up, put him in the bottomless pit. And he’s there for a thousand years. The next picture. Okay. Just again, think of this, like a picture book. You just turn the page, the next picture. The next truth conveyed by the Holy spirit is John now sees Thrones,
vast number of Thrones, and who’s on the Thrones. All right. Martyrs In this next picture, there’s going to be the first resurrection. Okay. We call it the first resurrection because John does, because there’s going to be a second resurrection later on in this first resurrection, you only have the resurrection of those who were killed for the testimony of Christ by the beast.
Okay? Those are the only people who take part in this first resurrection, this isn’t every righteous soul who’s ever lived. This is the ones who sit on the throne for a thousand years with Christ. And they reign for a thousand years with Christ. They rein as victors over the beast. They reign as victors over the dragon. They reign is Victor’s over the forces and the armies of the beast and the dragon.
They are reigning with Christ for a thousand years. They’re raining for the same period of time that the Dragon’s defeated for, or that Satan’s defeated for. Okay. Go back to chapter 18, chapter 18, verse 20 rejoice over her. Oh, heavens and you, Holy apostles and prophets for God has avenged you on her. The, the judgment on the great city on Rome,
the judgment on this nation is calm. And God says, this is a judgment of vengeance on you. You win is the declaration, but then go to verse 24. And in her was found the blood of profits and saints, and of all who were slain off earth. Here’s the accusation against Rome. She’s guilty of murdering God’s people, but God’s people don’t stay dead.
God’s people aren’t sitting in the grave. God’s people aren’t resting. They’re reigning on Thrones, according to what John sees. Okay. So those who died at Rome’s hand are raining as victors over Rome with the Christ. Notice what we read further on in verse four, they lived and reign with Christ for a thousand years, but the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished.
This isn’t a, this isn’t a worldwide resurrection. This is a resurrection of a specific group of people. Those who were killed by Rome. Okay? And then we read, this is the first resurrection. Now there’s a couple of key things we need to key in on here. Number one, these martyrs are reigning. Who are they reigning with? Christ?
Is there any place in this passage that States that Christ only rains for a thousand years? Okay. It’s important to notice what stated the picture is the martyrs reign with Christ. The time descriptor is a time descriptor of their reign, not his. You never have anywhere in the book of revelation, a description of Christ reigning for a thousand years. An example of this is a,
I think it’s a house we reread in the old Testament that a has Cole rained with Joe thumb for, I think it’s 17 years, 18 years. They were reigning at the same time. But the text says that EY has rained with Joe thumb for 17 years. But it doesn’t say that Joseph only rained for 17 years. He reigned with a has simultaneously for 17 years,
but that’s not a description of Joe thumb’s rain at all. Jonathan rained much further beyond that point. This is important because again, the pre-millennial has come to this passage and say, Jesus Christ reigns in Jerusalem for a thousand years now. No, that’s not in the text. There’s no description of Christ only reigning for a thousand years. Even if you take the years to be literal,
there’s no description of Christ reign as temporary. This is a picture of the Christians being victorious over the dragon and for Anne and Satan and for as long as Satan is, is in judgment. They’re in victory. Okay? So we’re not dealing with the literal thousand years, but we’re also, again, we’re trying to pick out few things that some false doctrines exist around to say,
Oh look, Christ reigns with no, no, no, no. There’s no, there’s nothing in this text about the reign of Christ being a thousand years, not anywhere in here, bless it in Holy verse six is he who has part in the first resurrection over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him for a thousand years.
Okay. So here, you’ve got a picture of completeness. The, the, the term 1000 we’ve, we’ve seen it multiple times. Matter of fact, in question number two, you’re going to see all the different passages where either the term a thousand or a multiple of a thousand is used to describe one idea all the way through the book. And it’s always completeness.
It is always completeness to perfection. Satan is defeated in his use of Rome as a tool against God’s people. And he has come. He is defeated entirely, completely, nothing left God deals with him, completely the Christians rain, because you go back to the beginning, chapters two and three, and Christ tells the churches. If you will, if you will be faithful,
you will receive what a crown of righteousness. You will reign with me. Okay? So the promise Jesus makes it the beginning of the book is the picture at the end of the book, you were faithful, even though you died, but you didn’t stay dead. You were resurrected. And you reigned with me. You were victorious, even though it looked like you were defeated.
Okay. That’s the picture in this, the second picture. So the first picture is Satan completely defeated. Thousand-year defeat the Christian’s completely victorious. Thousand-year victory. Okay. Now verse seven. Here’s the third picture in chapter 20. Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released his prison. Wait a minute. Who went in the dragon who comes out?
Satan? Not it’s not the dragon anymore. Okay. Rome’s done. Rome’s never coming back back, but we’ve got a new picture because just because God defeats Satan’s use of Rome doesn’t mean that Satan’s never going to attack the church. Again. It doesn’t mean that Satan’s going to in, in some way disappear and never, never tempt, never persecute the church.
But notice the clarity on the picture, the defeat of Satan in his instrument of Rome is so complete that God pictures it as though Satan has to wait a thousand years before he can attack the church again. Now we’re not, we’re not saying, and nor should we from this text that there’s a thousand year gap before state never tries to do anything to the church again.
Oh, that’s not. What’s here. You’re dealing with a picture, a picture of completeness. God says, here’s the defeat of Satan’s use of Rome. And Rome never gets to cut short that defeat Satan, doesn’t get to overcome that defeat. Satan. Doesn’t get to cut short that defeat and come back after 500 years. No, the picture is completeness.
So that picture of a thousand years ends, but Satan’s not done, but the message is this. Okay? So here’s what we see. We see Satan come back, but what’s the message. The message is God’s saying, and the next time he comes back, I’m going to defeat him again. Okay. Watch this. Now when the thousand years of expired,
Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations. Now, what was he with the beast this evening, the nations. He goes right back to his old, his old actions. Okay. It goes right back to his old process. He goes out to deceive the nations, which are in the four corners of the earth.
Now here’s a change. Now. It’s not. He goes for the beast, the one nation Rome. Now he’s just got to, he just goes for everybody. But notice the picture. Now this is going to come from a Z keel, 37 and 38, no, 38 and 39 37 is, is another, another vision. Okay? So this comes directly from Ezekiel.
Ezekiel tells us about God and may God. It’s a picture. Even in as equals day, it’s a picture of the, the epitome of an army. The, the, the calculations, if you go through and do them of, of what is equal describes is, is 600 plus million soldiers. Okay? The apitomy of the whole world turning against God’s people.
Okay? That’s the picture of Gaga. May God. So Satan goes out. He deceives the nations and he comes with the old Testament picture of all the armies of the world, banding together to defeat someone. So Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations, which are in the four corners of the earth Gog. And Magog to gather them together to battle whose number is as the sand of the sea.
So in numerable they can’t be numbered. Okay? So this, this army comes against God’s people before it was the beast of a false prophet and his army and Rome, and the nations that followed Rome, and that God defeated them. Now, Satan goes out again and he gets all the nations of the world to fight against the church. And what happens.
They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. That’s by the way, the new Jerusalem we’ll read about that in a minute. The beloved city and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. So Rome’s defeated the dragons defeated. The beast is defeated. The false prophets defeated Satan gets released after God’s complete defeat of him.
And what does he go about to do again, the same thing. And God’s telling the church, don’t worry, anytime in the future, when he does it again, I’m going to do the same thing. Like I defeated him before. I’ll defeat him every time. This is the truth. Given here in chapter 20 verses seven through 10 is the devil never wins.
The devil never stops trying, but the devil never wins. Verse 10, the devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night, forever. And ever now just like Isaiah chapter 34, this judgment, isn’t the final judgment. We said back in chapter 19,
that the defeat of the beast and the false prophet, isn’t the final judgment. It’s not the judgment day. This isn’t the final time Satan’s defeated. This is God saying when he comes back and tries it again, I’m going to do to him again, what I did to him last time. And I’m going to keep doing it to him until he learns,
which is never unfortunately, with Satan, when, until he learns that he’s never going to win, but he’s always going to try. Okay. So Satan goes in to the Lake of fire, the picture from the old Testament of that’s. Cause I wasn’t talking to you. So be quiet. All right. So the devil’s defeated again. That’s the picture of verses seven through 10 verse 11.
Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat on it from whose face the earth and heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. This isn’t new imagery. This is old Testament imagery. God comes forth as glory at nothing stands before it. But remember this, what did gone? You go back to the plagues, go back to the trumpets and the bowls.
Okay. Based upon the imagery of the trumpet and the bowls, what did God do to the entire world and the trumpets? He destroyed how much a third of it over and over and over again. He destroyed the waters. A third of them. He destroyed the, the fresh water, a third of it. He destroyed the plant life. A third of it.
He destroyed the grass. A third of it. He did all of these things. God’s decimated in the picture, the world of the ungodly. Then the bowls come along and everything he did partially in the trumpets. He does completely. So the picture of the world is a picture of destruction, nothing left. Imagine if 40 days after the flood, all the waters just disappeared and the boat landed and Noah walked off.
What would he have walked off to? Nothing, nothing. I mean, go, go, go visit anywhere. That’s just had a massive flood go through and go visit the part that got flooded. Nothing, picture that being the earth. And God’s saying, here’s what I’ve done to the world of the ungodly. And now here comes the glory of the Lord and that world gets wiped out of the picture.
Okay. This isn’t the literal heavens and earth fleeing away. The end of the literal world. This is God saying done with that picture done with that old world done with all that I destroyed. Here’s the new one. Okay. The new heavens and the new earth in revelation are not heaven and eternity. And they’re not a remade world in a literal sense because the world didn’t get destroyed in a literal sense.
God doesn’t have to remake what he never destroyed. He destroyed it in the vision and restored it in the vision as a whole new world. Okay? So let’s, let’s stay with this. Saw a great white throne from him who sat on it from whose face the earth and heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead small and great standing before God and books were opened.
And another book was open, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things that were written in the books. Now, what did God tell the churches would happen to them? When all this was over, they would be judged how, according to Gordon of the words, they spoke, according to their works,
okay, this is God saying your actions have consequences. I’m going to judge you. But notice the first resurrection that we saw earlier in the chapter was only who the martyrs, this resurrection isn’t separated by time. This says this resurrection, isn’t one that comes on the judgment day. This resurrection is everybody else who was involved in the vision. Okay? But they are,
they were re arise and they’re judged based upon whose name is written in the book of life. But again, by the way, the idea of the book of life, the books being opened and judging happening, isn’t a new Testament picture. It’s an old Testament picture. So God says, here you go. I’m judging the nations and I’m going to judge them based upon what they do.
Okay. The sea gave up the dead. Where did the beast come out of? You remember the sea? All right. So the place that originated Rome, I’m going to judge him. The sea gave up the dead who were in it and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged each one, according to his works.
Now somebody says, well, wait a minute. If death and Hades are judged, that’s gotta be the final judgment. Doesn’t it go back to chapter six, Chapter six, verse seven. When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, come and see. So I looked and behold a pale horse, and the name of him who sat on it was Death and who followed hell Hades and Hades followed with him and power was given them over a fourth of the earth to kill with a sword,
with hunger, with death and by the beasts of the earth. And what pear got judged over here in chapter 20, verse 13, this same pair you saw over in the fourth seal, death and Hades. So wait a minute. Death and Hades the four seal that’s that’s death raining from, from that time all the way until the judgment day. No,
we’ve got a picture of death and Hades. They’re given power, they’re raining, they’re killing. And God says, and everything that they have power to do, I’m going to judge, okay. This, by the way, think this is actually worth noting. When did Christ defeat death On judgment day, Day was resurrected. He defeated death. This defeated already.
So how is it? The death is raining and bringing about death. It among humanity over here in revelation. It’s because it’s a picture. I’m not saying we don’t die anymore. I’m saying the power of death is gone because the power of death, according to first Corinthians chapter 15 is sin. And when sins wiped away, what has no more power death?
So here in the picture, we have the defeat first and foremost of Satan and his use of Rome. He is defeated completely. Then in the picture, we have the victory of the saints and their victory and reigning with Christ is as complete as Satan’s destruction is his loss. Then Satan comes back up and he does it again. And God says to the Christians,
don’t worry. The next time he comes up and does it again, I’m going to defeat him as a surely, as I did this time. And then we get a picture of God judging everything else and everyone else that was involved in the revelation, okay? All the dead, all those who had died, all those who didn’t, weren’t resurrected in the first resurrection,
but the only people resurrected in the first resurrection were who the martyrs. So everyone else gets resurrected in the second resurrection, but what do they have happened to them? They’re cast in the Lake of fire, same place. The beast was same place. False prophet was they’re judged, just like the beast and the false and Satan. Okay. Then verse 14,
then death and Hades were cast in the Lake of fire. This is the second death. Here’s the picture. God’s people. They die physically. They’re killed by the they’re killed by Satan. They’re killed by God. They’re killed by mega doesn’t matter who they’re killed by there they’re killed because of persecution. And when they Results correct, they’re never dying again.
But the servants of the beast and the beast and the false prophet, and those who worship the beast and Satan, they die. And they get resurrected just to die again, because they’re not written in the book of life. So they just get judged. They don’t have hope waiting when their life is over. They have judgment waiting when their life is over.
Okay. Verse 15 and anyone not found written in the book of life. Five was cast into the Lake of fire. Okay? So how’s chapter 20. It’s four pictures. First one is the Dragon’s gone and he’s never coming back. Satan will be back. Second one is the martyrs who died, promised in revelation chapter two, verse 10, that if you will be faithful until death,
you’ll receive a crown of life. And that’s exactly what happens. Yeah. And the third picture is Satan comes back. He tries it all over and he loses again. And the fourth picture is God judges. And when he judges, Satan cannot defeat him and God, and the people can avoid judgment because their name isn’t written where the book of life,
okay. Those are the pictures of chapter 20. That’s what we see. That’s what we’re supposed to get out of it. Okay. Now, for a lot of people, they’ve heard their entire lives. Here’s the picture of the journey judgment day. It’s not, you want the picture of the judgment day, go over to Matthew and read about Christ,
separating out the Rams from the sheep. And that’s the picture of judging, right? How do I know? Because that’s what Jesus said. It was, it doesn’t ever say it is here. And now thing in the vision tells you, it is what it tells you is all these pictures we’ve gotten all the way through. Here’s God dealing with every single one of them and God dealing with them as a judge who is just now chapter 21.
That’s where people start going, Aaron, you’ve lost your mind, but here’s what we gotta be careful of. Just the same way we encourage people and inform people. You can’t go through a vision in revelation and pick and choose what you want to be literal. Here’s the reason why chapter 20 verses 11 through 15, isn’t literal. One more reason. Let’s do this.
If we’re going to interpret chapter 20, verses one through three as not being literal because it’s not. And then we’re going to interpret verses four through seven as not being literal because it’s not. And then we’re going to interpret verses eight through 10 as not being literal because it’s not, how are we being consistent? If we immediately get to verse 11 through 15 and say,
ah, that’s literal because we’re going to come to chapter 21. And we’re going to say, but this is figured out again. What in the text tells us that 11 through 15 is lifted. When everything else around it is figurative in the answer is nothing. There’s no indicator anywhere in the text that tells us we should interpret it any different than all the verses surrounding it.
Okay. So you just like, we had courage. Those who hold Supreme millennialism no, no, no, no. You’ve got to be fair to the text. You’ve got to interpret it consistently. Whether we like their interpretation or not, we could at least insist that they do it consistently. We too have to be consistent with the text. And if we’re going to insist that everything around,
it’s not literal, then we’ve got to insist that it’s not either. And that is not a picture of the day of judgment, where we see all these pictures and say literal, okay, we’ve got to be consistent. So we’ll pick up with chapter 21, any questions? Cause I know sometimes it makes sense in my head. That doesn’t mean it made sense coming out of my mouth.
All right. We’ll pick up with chapter 21 and, and we’ll get through. We, we may get through and just, just two lessons, the rest of it. And then we we’ll pick up with wherever the students, the kids classes are back with our regular studies. So I’ll be talking with the other teachers and finding out which, which lesson they’re on back in the other material.
And we’ll just join up with them wherever they’re at. So by Sunday, I’ll get that to you for folks who want to be reading ahead into, into the next topic study. Thank you very much.<inaudible><inaudible> I don’t know what happened to that, but we’re going to clip this up here and hope it works. Sounds like it’s working now. Okay.
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authority oriented, and that it’s too burdensome. Let’s read first John five and verse three first John chapter five in verse three for this is the love of God that we keep his commandments and his commandments commandments are not grievous or burdensome. They are not burning. So if you love the law, you will be called a legalist. Nowadays, those who don’t like God’s law.
Think they are too spiritual to be bound by any law, they are progressive or so they like to call themselves. Excuse me. David was one who loved God’s law. Let’s turn to the hundred and 19th Psalm. This is where the majority of our texts we’ll be taking from this evening, Psalm 119. And we’ll begin in verse 97. Oh, how I love thy law.
It is my meditation all the day. Why did David loved the law? David loved God’s communion, commandments ’cause they made him wiser. Then his enemies verse 98, thou thou through thy commandments has made me wiser than my enemies for they are ever with me and Psalm 111 verse 10. Excuse me. David seems the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
A good understanding have all they that do his commandments, his praise in Jorah forever. And in Ecclesiastes, chapter 12 in verse 13, his son writes, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God, and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man. David loved God’s testimonies because they gave him more understanding than his teachers.
Let’s turn back to Psalm 119. And look at verse 99. I have more understanding than all my teachers for thy testimonies are my meditation. Those who know God’s word, know how to weigh the value of what they are taught. They can decipher what to accept and what to reject. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the knowledge of the Holy is understanding Proverbs nine in verse 10.
David Love God’s precepts because they gave him more understanding than the ancients verse 100. I understand more than the ancients because I keep thy precepts. We like to think that wisdom comes with age, but we all know that that is not always the case job. Chapter 32 in verse nine, Eli who says great men are not always great. Men are not always wise.
Great. Here is older men, neither do they neither do the aged understand judgment. Now while it is foolish to lightly dismiss an elder person’s wisdom, it is even more foolish to follow their counsel. When it is contrary to God’s law, the young prophet believed the lie of the old prophet. And God said to him for as much as Dow has disobeyed the mouth of the Lord and has not kept the commandments,
which the Lord thy God commanded the carpets shall not come onto the sepal curve by fathers. First Kings 13, 21 and 22, David knew God’s laws would keep him from evil ways. Verse 101, I have refrained my feet from every evil way that I might keep thy word. He resolved that he would not depart from them. Verse 102. I have refrained my feet from every evil way that I might keep thy word.
Hmm. I have not departed from my judgments for thou hast hot, no this thing in my throat that won’t go away to him. They were God’s words were sweeter than honey verse 103. How sweet are thy words unto my taste? Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. He knew that the mercies in salvation of God will come according to them.
Word of God, verse Psalm one 19 verse 41. Let thy mercies come. Also unto me O Lord, even nice salvation. According to thy word, the entirety of the 119 song should be read as the Psalm of a man on his knees, seeking God through his word. It is because David loved God’s law that he said, therefore, I hate every fall,
all suede Psalm one 19 one Oh four, show me a man that does not hate every false way. And I will show you a man that does not love God’s law. It does not surprise me that David would seem, Oh, how love I by law and verse 97, four, he had already said blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.
His delight is in the law. The Lord Psalm one, one and two. The Psalm of David are the songs. All of them are powerful. They are bold and challenging and beautiful because David loved God’s law. I hate to think what insipid lyrics would be written here. If the inspired writer had been a liberal. Now, if you love God and have yet to obey his commandments,
you love his law and you haven’t decided to follow them yet. Then the waters of baptism are ready for you. Or if you have seen yourself step off the path and, and look away from his law and, and see that you’re having problems with it, then we have the prayers of the saints to help encourage you, whatever you need. Come forward.
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as we prepared to depart were mindful to those that are not able to assemble with us. We pray your healing hand will be placed upon them. And they, once again, may be restored to their much wanted help last each of us, according to her several needs, as we depart, especially father, we ask that you forgive us of our shortcomings as we repent and turn from them and bring us all back at the next appointed hour.
So in Jesus name, we pray<inaudible>.