Declare His Glory Among The Heathen 

1 Chronicles 16:23-36 KJV

Sing unto the Lord , all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation. 

[24] Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. 

[25] For great is the Lord , and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 

[26] For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. 

[27] Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. 

[28] Give unto the Lord , ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. 

[29] Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. 

[30] Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 

[31] Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth. 

[32] Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. 

[33] Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord , because he cometh to judge the earth. 

[34] O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 

[35] And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise. 

[36] Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord .

The Mediator and Surety For Mankind


 
Hebrews 7:22-25 KJV

By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

[23] And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 

[24] But this man , because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 

[25] Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Look at The Glory and in The Wisdom of Jesus Christ. Jesus is Holy. Jesus is full of Truth and Grace. Jesus is fully man and fully God. Jesus is the mediator and surety between God and man.

Why is Jesus all these things and so much more? 

Jesus existed in order for God to enable Him to be a mediator and surety for fallen mankind, to take away our sinful fallen nature. Jesus stands in the gap on our behalf, between God and man.

Jesus executes the office of mediator and surety. 

What does it mean for Jesus to be a mediator? 

There is conflict between sinners and God. Man is separated from God because of man’s fallen, lost, and sinful nature. Jesus is the go between among the two, so to speak. He brings reconciliation and peace between God and His people, those who are saved by the precious Blood of Christ. 

Not only is He the mediator, He is also the surety. 

What’s a surety? 

A surety is the one who takes a role of responsibility in the place of another who is liable. 

In example, lets say you co-sign on a car loan for your son. Your son defaults on the car loan. Because you are a co-signer on the car note, the bank calls you for payment. Now due to default, the loan is delinquent. Your name is on the dotted line. You provided a surety to the bank as a co-signer for the car note. Now you will step in and pay the loan. Because you provided surety for the loan to the bank. 

When you get saved and born again by The Holy Spirit of God, Jesus steps in and pays the debt that we owe as a result of our sin, iniquity, and transgressing God’s law. Jesus becomes our mediator and provides the surety for our salvation. Jesus Christ becomes our Saviour and Lord of our life when we get saved. We are then His ambassadors. Jesus becomes our advocate before The Throne of God, and through Christ we are allowed access to God. Because God loves His Son and has given ALL things unto His hand.

John 3:35-36 KJV

The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 

[36] He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 3:3 KJV

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:14-21 KJV

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 

[15] That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 

[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 

[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 

[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

No one except Christ Jesus could be the mediator and surety between sinners and God. 

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). 

Jesus is fully God and fully man, and is thoroughly qualified for those two offices.

Jesus Christ is full of Grace and Truth, He is our advocate before the Father. Being holy and undefiled, He is able to make the payment necessary, on our behalf, due to our sin.

Hebrews 7:25 KJV

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Thank you Jesus…Amen.

DECLARE THIS AND PROCLAIM IT

​Jeremiah 5:21-31 NKJV

‘Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not: 

[22] Do you not fear Me?’ says the LORD. ‘Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it. 

[23] But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed. 

[24] They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” 

[25] Your iniquities have turned these things away, And your sins have withheld good from you. 

[26] ‘For among My people are found wicked men; They lie in wait as one who sets snares; They set a trap; They catch men. 

[27] As a cage is full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown rich. 

[28] They have grown fat, they are sleek; Yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the fatherless; Yet they prosper, And the right of the needy they do not defend. 

[29] Shall I not punish them for these things?’ says the LORD. ‘Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?’ 

[30] “An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land: 

[31] The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?

SO WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE END ??

Hebrews 9:27 KJV

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 

The world is a sinful place, and one of the Holy Spirit’s tasks is to convict the world of its sin. No amount of preaching, pleading, or pointing of fingers will bring about the conviction of sin, unless the Holy Spirit is at work in the sinner’s heart. It is the Spirit’s job to convict. And what is the most basic sin of which the world is guilty? Jesus specifies it as unbelief. The convicting power of the Holy Spirit is at work in the world “because they believe not in [Christ].” Once a person responds to the Spirit’s conviction and turns to faith in Christ, the other sins he practiced will be taken care of. It is the sin of unbelief—a refusal to trust in Jesus—that is primary.


The world must also be convicted of righteousness, and this, too, is something the Holy Spirit does. There is a righteous standard we are all held to, despite the world’s stubborn denial of absolute truth. And who is the standard-bearer of righteousness? Jesus points to Himself as that standard: “Because I go to the Father.” There is only one Person who came down from heaven, lived a life of sinless perfection, and who ascended back to heaven—the Son of Man, who lives to be our Intercessor (John 3:13; 1 Timothy 2:5). The righteousness that the world tries to deny is found demonstrated in Christ. Everything He ever said and did was the consummate expression of God the Father (John 8:28; Colossians 2:9). He is righteousness personified, and none can measure up to Him (Romans 3:23).

The world is facing judgment, and the Holy Spirit also convicts them of this truth. There is a day of reckoning scheduled—a day in which the holy God will mete out justice and rid His creation of sin. In fact, this judgment has already begun. With whom did it begin? Jesus identifies Satan as the one on whom judgment fell: “Because the ruler of this world is cast out.” Jesus had earlier indicated that His death on the cross was when “the prince of this world will be driven out” (John 12:31). It was on the cross that Jesus redeemed sinners for God and utterly vanquished Satan. “That by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). Three days later Jesus rose from the dead, showing to all the world that Satan’s rule has been overthrown. All who reject Christ and remain in their sin will be condemned along with Satan, and this is the warning that the Holy Spirit sounds in the hearts of the unsaved.

The influence of the Holy Spirit in an unsaved person’s life will lead that person to the realization that he is guilty, that God is just, and that all sinners are deserving of judgment. Once a sinner has been awakened to his soul’s great need, the Spirit will point him to Christ, the one and only Savior and Refuge from judgment (John 16:14). In all of this, the Spirit uses His “sword,” the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17), and the result is a regenerated heart. “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17).

Recommended Resources: The Holy Spirit by Charles Ryrie

http://www.gotquestions.org

THE SHEEP FROM THE GOATS…THE WHEAT FROM THE TARES…THE GOOD FISH FROM THE BAD FISH.

​THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS

Matthew 25:31-46 KJV
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: [32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: [33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. [34] Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: [35] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: [36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. [37] Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee ? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? [38] When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee ? [39] Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? [40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. [41] Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: [42] For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: [43] I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. [44] Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? [45] Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. [46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

THE WHEAT AND THE TARES

Matthew 13:24-30,37-43 KJV

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: [25] But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. [26] But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. [27] So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? [28] He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? [29] But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. [30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. [37] He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; [38] The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one ; [39] The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. [40] As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. [41] The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; [42] And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. [43] Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

THE GOOD FISH AND THE BAD FISH

Matthew 13:47-51 KJV

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: [48] Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. [49] So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, [50] And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. [51] Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Smile God Loves You

“Smile, God Loves You:” 

The Biggest Lie Ever Told

“Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:  That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:  Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”  (Isa. 30:8-11)

 Like the Israelites in the above scripture, most people today only want to hear “smooth things” which are pleasing to the ear.  

The truth is fallen in the street (Isa. 59:14), while lies are promoted.  

2 Timothy 4:1-5 KJV

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 

[2] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 

[3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 

[4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 

[5] But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

How do crooked politicians win elections?  

By lying with SMOOTH WORDS! Satan’s first word in Genesis was POSITIVE (Gen. 3:1), so it remains true today that Satan has a POSITIVE message.

How many times have you heard the statement “God loves you” or “God loves everyone” or perhaps “Smile, God loves you?”  “God loves the sinner, but hates the sin.”

A great many, right?  

Now, how many times have you went to God’s word and found confirmation for such statements?  

Are you sure the Bible says this, or have you just been taught this without scriptural proof?

Someone says, “This is silly.  John 3:16 says that God loves the WHOLE WORLD!” 

No it doesn’t.  

John 3:16 says that God so LOVED the world (past tense) that He gave His only begotten Son.  When the New Testament speaks of God’s love, it either speaks of His love for sinners in the PAST TENSE, or His love for Christians in the PRESENT TENSE.  

The New Testament does not say that God loves Christ rejecting sinners today. 

You say, “But my preacher said that God loves everyone.”  

Does the Bible say this?  Can you find it?  

The Bible clearly states that God loves some people while He hates others.  

If your preacher hasn’t told you this, then you should have a talk with him and ask him to consider God’s word:

Psalm 5:5: “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.”  

Does this say that God loves workers of iniquity?

Psalm 11:5: “The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.” 

Did he say, “Smile, God loves you?”

Proverbs 8:13: “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

Revelation 3:19: “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”  

Is this not a clear indication that God only loves certain people?  

He said, “as many as I love” not “I love everyone.”

If you have not repented and turned from your sins and received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, then please understand that your position before God is not that of a child whom the Father loves!  

You are a TARGET of God’s WRATH!

John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

Psalm 7:11-12: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.  If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.”

Everyone loves John 3:16, but consider John 3:18: “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Please, don’t fall for Satan’s lie!  

At Calvary, God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son for you, but you cannot enter into a love relationship with God until you come to Him through His Son Jesus Christ.  

Being a human being doesn’t entitle you to God’s love.  

You must be a CHILD OF GOD.  

Jesus said, “Ye must be born again.” (John 3:3)

Romans 8:39 tells us WHERE to find God’s love: “…the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  

God’s love is IN JESUS CHRIST. 

God loves His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Perhaps you’re reading this and thinking, “So, what’s the point?”  

The point is that people are being given a false sense of security, thinking that God wouldn’t send them to hell because He LOVES them.  

In reality, God only loves those who are HIS.  

If you have not been born again, then you are still in your sins, and you are the object of God’s WRATH, not His love. 

Please folks, don’t allow yourself to be led astray by believing the biggest lie ever told.  

You can only experience God’s love through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  

If you’ve never received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, I urge you to do so right now.  Turn and repent from your sins and trust Christ alone to save you.  

God WANTS to love you!  God INVITES you to come and be His own child!

Isaiah 1:18 says, “Come now, let us reason together, saith the LORD:  though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;  though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  

All men are sinners and need to be cleansed from sin (Rom. 3:23), and that cleansing can only come through the precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 1:5; Col. 1:14). 

Consider Ephesians 2:8-9:  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves;  it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.”  

Your only way to Heaven is through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Repent of your sins (Luke 13:3) and trust Jesus Christ alone.  

Claim His promises and trust Him to save you while there’s still time. 

Romans 10:13 says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  

Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”  

God loves you because you have been born again, because you have put on Jesus Christ Gods Son. Gods love is in His Son.The Scripture confirms this truth…Thy Word is Truth. Jesus says…

John 16:27-28 KJV

For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. [28] I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

God loves those who have believed in His Son. The wrath of God abides on the lost, those who don’t believe in Jesus Christ.

John 8:24 KJV

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he , ye shall die in your sins.

Always remember the lie when you hear someone say, “God loves the sinner but hates the sin.” Because in reality God does not cast the sin into hell, he cast the sinner into hell. Sin only exist in a person, who has a soul at stake. You can’t ball and wad up sin and toss it in the fire can you? God wishes that none would perish, but that ALL would come to repentance. God takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked. However, if you die un-redeemed, lost, you will spend eternity in hell, not heaven. God is Holy, Righteous and Just. God does not change to suit mankind. God does not lie. God is who He says He is, and God will do what He says He will do…In Jesus Name…Amen.

Why not repent of your sins and turn to Him right now?
  

Tomorrow could be too late.

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers


It was my sin that held Him there

Until it was accomplished

His dying breath has brought me life

I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Songwriters: Stuart Townend

John 3:35-36 NKJV

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 

[36] He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”