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Likeness of Man

Alistair Huong


Alistair Huong

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  • June 27, 2009
    10:30 AM
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father this morning it is warm here for not only because of the sunshine in the summer heat but because we had the fire burning in our hearts out of fervent love for Lord a fervent desire to do your work in the sea return to contemplate further this morning the man Jesus Christ me speak to us we pray in Jesus name in your Bibles with me to Revelation chapter fourteen Revelation chapter fourteen beginning in verse fourteen if your Bibles like mine Revelation fourteen is out the fallout revelation fourteen verse fourteen and I looked and behold a white cloud upon the cloud one sat like unto the son of man having on his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle and another angel came out of the temple crying with a loud voice in the sound and the cloud thrust in thy sickle and read for the time is come for me to read for the harvest of the earth is right we see a word picture here don't we we see Jesus sitting on it on a cloud with a crown and with the sickle and a secular the instrument used for harvesting isn't it and what of the harvest represents you in relationship with fourteen none other than the second coming is out there to harvest the first harvest are those that of the sea me we read and it is gathered in the second harvest are the clusters of grapes and they are put into the wine press of the wrath of God now what we look at the second coming this picture I asked the question and we are bad and insists we are looking for the second coming of Jesus are we not when does the harvest take place it is not what we want to know that had happened and that's one of our card and the bolded line is to be ready when Jesus comes in the second time and according to verse fifteen when is the time to read verse fifteen tells us that time is come for the jury for or because the harvest of the earth is right in other words the second coming takes place when the harm that is ride that begs the question what does it mean for the harvest to be right this book in Mark chapter four Mark chapter four Jesus gives a parable along the same lines using the same analogy of agriculture and harvest time we will begin it in verse twenty six Mark chapter four beginning in verse twenty six and he said so in the kingdom of God as a man should cast seed into the ground and should sleep and rise night and day in the siege of spring and grow up he know about how the twenty eighth forty hertz bringing forth fruit of herself first the blade then the ear after that the full corn in the year when the fruit is brought forth in immediately that he put it in the sickle because the harvest is first twenty nine told that the harvest comes at a certain point when is a harvest right look at the merits what is the wording in the verse when the students be brought forth so what we've seen so far the second coming is likened law harvest the singular form but for the regional harvest when the harvest is right and what is the hardest right when the fruits in brought forth so now the next question of course is where there is the fruit brought forth what does it mean when the Bible says fruit and brought forth think with me for a moment if I was a farmer have been a little bit of farming not much and let that one plant corn and I put corn into the ground that planting time and as it says in this passage it is terrible it brings forth the fruits first the blade then the ear than the full corn in the year when the fruit is brought forth what kind of food should I expect to see I ensure I got my plant corn I'm not finished yet apples pears oranges deposited so what we understand what you're telling me is that the fruit that had brought forth must be on the thing trying at this a valid plan right now but how do we know that that proves his right how do we know that students who were trying to put it this way it is when the fruit that is brought forth looks just like the seed that was planted that's when the fruit is brought for that's what has been sure when they are meant towards seeing that can bring forth more fruit bats what is right follow the line of reasoning so in order for understand what Ms. means when it says the harvest is ripe when the food is brought forth when you can know what you mean why that was planted John Chapter twelve John Chapter twelve him in verse twenty three and Jesus answered them saying the power is and that the Son of Man should be glorified those familiar with the second the Bible what is it that is Jesus talking about the crucifixion that is about the car verse twenty four verily verily I say to you except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it outlined it alone but if it die what does it do it brings forth much fruit laden in the and gentlemen who witnessed the Jesus Christ so Jesus Christ with the fee that died so he can bring forth much fruit and the harvest band have added what is it is a thirty fold sixty full hundredfold harvest of men and women that look just like Jesus Christ on the glyphosate sixty nine a sadness when the fruit is brought forth in immediately he put it in the sickle because the harvest is familiar passage this is my comments on what this means you write Christ is waiting with a longing desire for the manifestation of himself and his church when the character of Jesus shall be perfectly reproduced in his people and he will come to claim them as his revelation fourteen the great harvest what is what is not the enough farmer with the sickle Jesus Christ sitting on the cloud what is he waiting for the harvest to be right what is the heart and that's me right the character of Jesus being part quickly reproduced in you and me so then how how do we receive the character of Jesus the question if so identify figure out what is in the mind of Christ let's look at what the Bible has to say second treatise chapter three second Corinthians chapter three verse eighteen this is a Scripture song some of you I'm sure you know it's I will not sing it for you however a second printing chapter three verse eighteen it says but we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the spirit of the Lord the Bible and monitor the Halloween to be changing to the glory before the character of Jesus it is my beholding the glory of the Lord by beholding Jesus looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith that is how we are changed into the saved image to have the same character reproduced in us the character of God being equivalent to the glory you can study this in Exodus chapter thirty three and thirty four so where how are we and where do we behold the glory of Jesus John chapter one tells us in John chapter one we are told in verses one into that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God the same was in the beginning with God all things were made by him without him was not anything made that was made we cover that concept last night let's look in verse fourteen and the Word the word that created all things Celtic this is an pre-existing equal with God that word was made him and dwelt among us and what were we able to do when he became flesh to dwell among us and me being held with the law read the glory as of the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth so specifically according to the gospel of John and we'll work to get a clear picture of the Google are in Jesus the share of Jesus it is in no other place than the word that was made flash for networks in the humanity of Jesus Christ what was Jesus life as a man as we behold genes in his humanity we have the pattern the example that goal to which we are striving because we cannot be the divine Christ we cannot even be like the divine Christ Philippians chapter two our theme text for this weekend would be a chapter to verse five through eight let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus who being in the form of God thought about why we can equal with God but made himself of no reputation into the pond in the form of the sermon was and was made in the likeness of men and being found in fashion of the man he humbled himself and became obedient unto death even the death of the cross Jesus Christ made himself of no reputation became his servant or is actually the more accurate term is of food aid he emptied himself he became humble he became a man Hebrews two gives us further information Hebrews chapter two verse but begin inverse fourteen for as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood receiving e.g. the also himself likewise took part of the thing that through death he might destroy him that the power adapter that is the devil left in November sixteen from barely need to knock on him the nature of angels but he took on him the seed of Abraham wherefore in all things in the food and to be made like unto his brethren that he might be a merciful and faithful high Priest in things pertaining to God to make reconciliation for the sins of the people for in that he himself hath suffered being tempted he is able to succor them that are exempt Jesus Christ did not come than unfallen angel but he took the nature of the field in route of fallen humanity Jesus Christ came to identify and that we would a lot that you are not experienced in life and why is it so he can experience what it means to be a man to be tempted of the man so that he can help us towards wide because the goal of God 's restored image of God in us and we can do it on our all the genes of the human muscle you can help us make an feeble as we are to become what God intends us to be Hebrews four verse fourteen same theme seeing then that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens Jesus the son of God let us hold fast the profession we have not an high priest that cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities but what in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need we make feel this Harris because of our weakness temptations that we feel overwhelm us but the Bible tells us that when we feel that way we should flee to the throne of grace because the throne of grace in Jesus Christ who experienced temptation as a man yet hold retain at the man not only is Jean of the one who can and how are you seeing in the sympathetic human Christ who knows how you feel what it means to be tired and hungry and mistreated and falsely accused and misunderstood feel that if you let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace but let us not miss the point he was attending yet like us but the key point has yet without sin Hebrews chapter nine Hebrews chapter nine will begin meeting in verse twelve he was nine in verse twelve it says neither by the blood of goats and calves and by his own blood meeting Friday he entered in once into the holy place having obtained eternal redemption for us for if the blood of bulls and goats and ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctify the purifying of the flash verse fourteen how much more shall the blood of Christ who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God in the sacrifice in the Old Testament time led people to repent and eleven zero how much more than the other sacrifice of Jesus Christ and noted here that you are juristic that is applied to Jesus Christ even and that the sacrifice he offered himself without spot newly with marginal reading Tommy what is another word for slot with out fall even with a man tempted in all public and we are some very clear that infirmities that beset all about the apps he was presented with out before the throne of God was looking first Peter first Peter chapter ten is Uni first Peter tended to there is no Japanese and stepped into the earth twenty one first Peter chapter two verse twenty one four even here on Q were you called because Christ also suffered for us leaving us an example Jesus Christ living in his humanity one of the key point is he came to give us an example what it is example that peters try to tell us the example in which a following of fans were thank you who did no sin neither was guile was guile found in his mouth verse twenty three perhaps we have time later in another presentation to discuss the outbursts but notice Jesus example as he did nothing to do nothing with it there were no defeat no guile in his mouth even within the context of his false accusations even when he could have defended himself he offered no words that can be missed understood but how did he do it yes he is our example we see the man yet he left faultlessly we are supposed to look in the genes of the following example out of your way out any see overcome John chapter ten John chapter ten John chapter ten verse twenty five were to look at a string of verses in the Gospel of John to understand this better John chapter ten the first twenty five Jesus answered them I'd hold you and he believes not the work that I do get a lot of fathers name they bear witness of me first of all the gene to do anything in his own power in his own name should I say is that why do I feel in the father 's name I represent my father I can belong to my father what does that mean the plunder is limited further John chapter fourteen John fourteen verse ten it says believe it down not that I'm in the father and the father in me the word that I speak unto you I speak not of myself but the father that dwell within me seeing deal with the works whether the neighbor Jesus is doing what in the father 's name it means you depend on Jean argued the ban on the father to do the work to have John chapter five verse thirties John chapter five verse thirty Gina don't even a step further in this verse Jesus says here I held my own self do how much I get mine own self do nothing Jesus speaking in his humanity as I hear is that I judge and my judgment is just because I seek not mine own will but the will of the father which hath sent me one bit how did you overcome he did not live according to his own inclinations to submit his will the father is that I do not do what I want I do only what the father wants anti- trust and empower me to do those works in the book of acts of the apostles page fifty six paragraph one a visit to the consecrated worker there is wonderful consolation in the knowledge that even Christ during his life on earth sought his lot in their daily for fresh supply I need to race from this communion with God he went forth to strengthen and bless others behold the son of God valid and traitorous father will you the son of God he strengthened his faith my prayer and my communion with heaven seem to others to sell power to me that evil and to minister to the needs of him see that needed to pray daily for the needed grace of the father how can we overcome without prayer without help and Jesus Christ says come boldly to the throne of grace as Jesus lived in his humanity he leaves of the example for us to follow why is that important because the harvest is not the right and as we behold him we are changed into the same image from glory to glory signs of the times October twenty nine eighteen ninety four paragraph seven Jesus Christ is our example in all things he began life path through its experiences and ended his record with a sanctified human will he was tempted in all points like as we are and yet because he kept his will surrender it has identified the network that's in the flight is agreed for doing evil or toward manifesting rebellion against God notice what is the next those who have a sanctified well that is in unison with the will of Christ will day by day have their wills bound to the will of Christ and will which will act in blessing others and react upon themselves were divine power we too may have a sanctified human will and some of us we sit and we think about our past we think how's that possible if you look at every job on the same thing you don't know me you don't know what has come in my passes do not know what I'm inherited you find is that I have to deal with that issue I don't but let's look at what Jesus knows his RV to speed forty eight paragraph five it would have been an almost infinite humiliation for the son of God to take math major even when Adam stood in his innocence and even seen the accepted humanity won the race had been weakened by four thousand years of Zen like a child about him he accepted the result of the working of the great law of heredity these results were shown in the history of the early ancestors earthly ancestors he came with such a heredity to share our sorrows and invitations and to get with the example of a sinless life Jesus Christ inherited baggage make no doubt about it to the man that is constantly the feeling of our infirmities but he accepted that lots of you can share in our sorrows to help us in time of need the faith I live on page twenty three the Savior took upon himself the infirmities of humanity and lived a sinless life that man I have no fear that because of the weakness of human nature they could not overcome because Jesus overcame with our same nature with the infirmities of humanity that we deal with it is our hope that we can overcome he said the prince of this world that Jesus and have nothing found nothing in me there was in him nothing that responded to think the sophistry he did not consent to send not even my father to yield to temptation was worth so it may be with us at Christ's humanity was united with divinity he was fitted for the conflict by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and he came to make us particularly to my major hallelujah so long as we are united in my faith and has no more dominion over all things then I but that's not even the most powerful listen carefully same page we need not retain one sinful propensity as we partake of the divine nature hereditary and cultivated tendencies are wrong I cut away from the character and we are made a living power for good or learning of the teacher daily partaking of his major league operates with God and overcoming Satan 's temptation meaning not retain one simple sinful propensities hereditary and cultivated tendencies can be cut away we can say it's in my genes and even if that is true which I'm not sure that it is not even an administrative inspiration tell the demon that can be cut out the power to the region for other than even our ancestral inheritance deeper than the genes and rDNA gene of the experience that he can help us overcome very sinful propensities in the possible is not just possible it is absolutely essential that a group a generation of human beings experience this level of oneness this same reflection on the character of Jesus Revelation fourteen for coming full circle now in Revelation chapter fourteen beginning in verse one and I love and low land stood on the Mount Zion and with him a hundred forty and four thousand having one of his father 's name written and therefore head in the father 's name is downline no longer dwell in an work the power of the father they belonged to the father just like a little child when he buys a new toy to the name on it visited this group of people that have not put the name I think that they belong to me verse four these are they uninformed about and which are not defiled with women for they are virgins these are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he dealt with these are redeemed from among men being the first fruits of the gone into the Lamberts five and in their mouth was found no one I for they are without what Paul before the throne of God whose characteristics are those Jesus had no guile and is now found without spot or fall before the throne of God the hundred and forty four thousand in time have the character of Jesus perfectly reproduced in and that is why that is why in verse four they are called the first fruits in Revelation chapter fourteen verse fourteen what do we read about the great harvest and one of the harvest is waiting for a wealth of the meeting I had seen me for the fruit of the earth to be Friday and what our firstfruits strictly speaking yes in the Jewish economy in the ceremonial law the firstfruits of the very best offering that they way before during the feast of first fruits and that is only a representation of a down payment it is presenting before God this is only the first portion representing all the thing in other words with how the firstfruits are a little harness the hunted for four thousand on the firstfruits until the hundreds of thousands of standoff and how the character views solely perfectly reproduced in that there can be no harness the character of Jesus perfectly reproducing up it's not just a need to say it is not just a cliché it is not just something that we can't now we sing songs about we put the poster up behind the podium and not doing a very that all are in that sense and David will not come he cannot until it is Hebrews Chapter 11 and we will close Hebrews Chapter 11 is the hall of faith faithful men and women all they needed their heroic acts of faith the sacrifices their mighty acts recorded here for our admonition but let's look at verse thirty nine birth thirty nine instead and these all meaning all of the validity for in this chapter and having obtained a good report through faith received not the promise what unless the promise of the city which has foundations of maker and builder they had everything that there's believing in the over forty seven having provided some better thing for us that they without us should not be made perfect no single men and women yes they are not a man of faith and women of faith but there's still been in their graves and the Bible said they will not page not received the promise went out 's so what are we to do chapter twelve verse one wherefore because of what we had just stated seeing we also can pass about with so great a cloud of witnesses witnesses represented by those whose blood cries out from the graves as well as the cloudy witnesses and had been let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne what are we to do when you run this race and how are we to run this race meaning they can't all the way to let all those soon Kathy put aside but we don't have to do it alone because Jesus is our author and finisher of our faith but is not just Jesus is our example yes Jean is our helper yet Jesus is the one that can enable us to overcome the bunch is is the finish of the race to be like can have a character that had hidden and that is the finish of the race him lifetime of the Almeida yesterday we want to stay in the harvest business income now in our generation and that means I want to be like Jesus is my desire father this morning we know that you look down upon us with kids needing mercy compassion for our weakness because Jesus was made in the likeness of sinful flesh he made of silver no reputation he became one of us so he can understand the travail of being a human being on the sinful planet and we say hallelujah Jesus we praise your name for being a merciful high priest the Lord we want to save the day enough is enough we want to be more like and we recognize is not just a cliché anymore we know that it is what is going to determine their time of your return may we be faithful unto death obedience unto death even as Jesus words are mainly reproducing here also we bring you in your room of this media was brought audio nurse a website dedicated to spreading God 's free sermon audio and much more and you would like to know more about our universe is 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