The following are just some notes I made subsequent to a sermon I heard on Sunday.
Is it okay to share them here with you?
In the shadow of Mt. Sinai is where sinners live.
It is where GOD gave the law. His perfect law; the law that says we MUST keep it perfectly.
At Mt. Sinai GOD Is angry.
Don’t miss that.
He is Righteously furious with sinners but HE does not fly off the handle with His anger.
Instead, He points us to Calvary.
And there at Calvary, we can see what our sins did and what repentance will do – forgive us and transform us.
For sinners to be transformed into Saints we MUST preach both Mountains: Siani AND Calvary.
Without Siani, no one will ever Honestly turn to Calvary.
GOD knew that, and that is why HE gave us BOTH.
We cannot, we must not disregard either.
If we disregard either one of them people will be eternally damned to the devil’s hell.
Trace His Steps that night and day, all the way to Calvary.
9 After saying this, he was taken up before their eyes; and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 As they were staring into the sky after him, suddenly they saw two men dressed in white standing next to them. 11 The men said, “You Galileans! Why are you standing, staring into space? This Yeshua, who has been taken away from you into heaven, will come back to you in just the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1 source
Just in case you are interested, I want to share this with you.
Luke 4:28 On hearing this, everyone in the synagogue was filled with fury. 29 They rose up, drove him out of town and dragged him to the edge of the cliff on which their town was built, intending to throw him off. 30 But he walked right through the middle of the crowd and went away. source
Read it again and do some locating on the picture map.
I’m still in John 5.
Actually, I thought I was in 6, but nope, not yet.
And I’m here with you with verse 38. Yeshua is speaking to some Folks in the Temple Court. He has been conversing with them about John and apparently, some of them just want to argue. People have not changed in 2000 years. So He said this to them:
38 moreover, his word does not stay in you, because you don’t trust the one he sent. source
I took note of this and made notes.
I said what a really horrible state of being: The Word of GOD does not stay in you.
To me, that means you hear it but you do not retain it. You do not hold it dear. It is not a treasure to you. Nor is it a guide for your thinking or your doing.
(But it’s deeper. John 1:14 tells us JESUS HIMSELF is THE WORD. If we trust not JESUS and The Father who sent Him, we have not retained THE WORD of GOD within us, nor can we).
And then I said: I don’t want this to be me!
And it isn’t and it shall not be — why?
Because I have been given the holy gift of trust! The holy gift of trusting JESUS.
I am speechless for these indescribable gifts – the gifts of conviction, repentance, and trust in JESUS The CHRIST.
Oh! may all my family, friends, and strangers receive these gifts!
Amen and amen!
It’s been 5 days since I posted here.
What have I been doing? If I check my calendar, I might remember. 🙂
What about you? What have these 5 days been for you?
Have you known the comfort and help of The LORD?
Have you thanked Him?
That’s what I say too.
Never enough gratitude! But each day is a new day to rejoice, more and more.