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Infertility Clinic

Phil Mills Sr.

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1. Review stories from antiquity of a number of well-known couples with fertility problems
2. Identify the methods these couples used to treat their infertility
3. Demonstrate how ancient solutions are useful in a wide variety of clinical contexts for today 

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Phil Mills Sr.

Dermatologist in Northern Georgia

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  • October 26, 2017
    7:00 PM

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Father in heaven. You've told us that as physicians and dentists and health professionals we are especially to seek for Christ's likeness. Because to our shame. We're not Christ like you've called us to do medical evangelism like Christ. And to our shame. We have not. Been like him. You have told us that we're in dire need of reform. Many reforms and you've stated that. The reform most needed is conversion. Conversion to the truth. That works by love and purifies the soul We're embarrassed that we have to be told that saving a Souls is our first work you have promised to give us the privilege of actually walking and working with you. And that you will give us the leaves from the tree of life that we can provide relief to the suffering around us you've. We've promised all these and we know they're true. You've told us to ask you to fill our wayward hearts with your spirit that we may understand the meaning of your words and help us to make a right application of these words to our individual case tonight. And Father we asked these things confidently. Because you've asked us to do this we know it's your will. And so it's with confidence and we open your word to have you make this right out occasion to us in our health professions in our ministries tonight in Christ's name Amen. To understand the context of the passage in Genesis that we will be studying will start at Exodus thirty two thirteen remember Abraham Isaac and Israel your servants to whom you swore by your own self and said to them I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven is this on correctly as. It's OK. God had made a very specific promise to Abraham Isaac and Jacob here called Israel they were to have descendants is numerous as the stars of heaven and that takes us to our passage this evening. In Genesis twenty five beginning with Verse nineteen These are the generations of Isaac Abraham's son Abraham begat Isaac you remember this occurred when Abraham was one hundred years old and Sarah was nineteen Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca to wife the daughter of but the old Assyrian of put an around the sister of Laban the Syrian it was an idyllic marriage. Isaac was the child the promise Rebecca was a special gift of got forty year old Isaac was. Wealthy and respected Rebecca was young and beautiful. It was a couple that seemed to have a everything but not until heaven where we live happily ever after in this earth sorrow intrudes into every home in this home was no exceptions some people think that if they accept Christ. Difficulties of life will vanish but that's not true. Sin brought sorrow into the world and Jesus warned in the world you will have tribulations but that need not bring us to despair for Christ quickly adds but be of good cheer I have overcome the world. And we notice in the very next verse of our passage verse twenty one that even in the best possible of homes even in the best possible home situations there were there were problems in this home had a problem of fertility Rebecca was infertile she was barren though God had promised Isaac descendants his abundance is the Stars the promise didn't seem to be fulfilled Rebecca was barren not just for one year or two years please skip down about a half dozen verses to Genesis twenty five twenty six and notice that Rebecca was barren for twenty years for Isaac was threescore years old when she bear them what did Isaac do during this trying period of bitterness he prayed Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife because she was barren do you think this is a trite memorised a ritual prayer no those prayers not going higher than the ceiling. Through prayer is an expression of our greatest needs in deepest desires the word intreat means to make an earnest prayer or request to beseech to implore. This is not a one time prayer year after year Isaac prayed earnestly for a child but year after year no child came so often in my prayers my prayers become less urgent over time. But not for Isaac the passage of time made this prayer more urgent. And more frequent and he prayed in faith claiming God's promise why did he care about having a child what difference would one child make in Isaac's home what difference would one child make with all the millions and billions in the world today. What difference did Samuel or John the Baptist's make what difference did Isaac himself make. Since he was a prayed for child. Isaac knew the difference that a child one child would make and he can't keenly felt his need. Were told a deep sense of our need and a great desire for the things for which we must ask must characterize our prayers else they will not be what's the next were NOT be heard. And I think I understood the importance of one child Isaac was filled with desire for this child and as the years passed Isaac felt his need more keenly though his prayers seemed to be unanswered though his prayers seemed to be unheard Isaac continued to pray. Why did God allow this experience was God toying with eyes with Isaac. Was he playing with Isaac's affections Now we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them that are called according to his purpose God was leading Isaac through this faith building experience to make him a better father. And it was for his good and not only for his good God left this experience on record for our good as well we also need to learn that trials mean what's the next word trials mean what benefit and not to despise the chastening of the Lord our fate when we are review of Him The Bible like in such Arness prayer to fragrant incense and God delights in these prayers. In the smoke of the incense which came up with the prayers of the saints ascended before God out of the angels hand in the Lord smelled the fragrant incense of Isaac's prayers and what was impossible to Isaac. With all of his efforts was possible with God and the Lord was intreated of him and Rebecca his wife conceived. All this was to teach an important truth in the sign language of the Bible having children is evangelism. For though you might have ten thousand instructors Paul said you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ yet you do not have many fathers for in Christ I have because you through the gospel. It is not our plans and methods that when souls souls are born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor the will of man but of God Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit says The Lord of Hosts the wives of Abraham Isaac and Jacob up were barren. Three generations of wives were barren for a time Sarah was barren for twenty five years Rebecca was barren for nearly as long as Sara twenty years and Rachel was barren for some years as well do you think God was trying to tell us all something. Rachel's bareness increased six. Rebecca's bareness increased Isaac's prayers. God's promise to Abraham is for us if we are His children be fruitful and multiply a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you and King show come from your body since giving birth is a symbol in the Bible for soul winning and Abraham's promises for us shouldn't we be asking ourselves this question Have I won a sold a Christ. Or in my barren. If I would be a soul winner What must I do shouldn't I pray for souls What has my bareness cause me to do has my Baroness cause me to pray for a soul. In a letter Ellen White wrote to her son Willie the salvation of souls is the work of every follower of Christ however weak. Please read that with me the salvation of souls is the work of every follower of Christ however weak if you cannot point to one so the saved turn out to her on to a new course of action. What is the new course of action. Begin to pray for souls that's what. Isaac did that's what Abraham did. And that's what Jacob did begin to pray for souls come near to Christ close to his bleeding sight we seeing Jesus keep me near the cross but this is how it happens it happens when we pray for souls you have someone to pray for a spouse a child a parent a relative a work associate a neighbor begin to pray for souls not just in general begin to pray for specific souls will God hear that prayer will answer it. However week we are we can be strong in Jesus and we can win souls. Letter sixty six one thousand one pray that the wondrous message of the love of Christ may reach precious all is what's our message. The wondrous message of the love of Christ that they too may pray and be refreshed with the heavenly grace. The message that will reach our patience the message that will reach our children and our spouses and our relatives and our friends that is the message of the Wondrous Love of Christ but what if you pray for a soul all year. And have no soul to point to as a trophy for Jesus are you willing to pray for two years. Would you be discouraged if you had no soul after praying for ten years are you willing to keep praying Isaac that. The story of the bear necessarily the mother of the faithful the story of the baroness of Rebecca the mother of Jacob the story of the baroness of Rachel of Hannah and Elizabeth is to teach us an important truth how we should long for souls and key praying year after year despite. Whether we seem to have one or not. If we would have the interest in vandalism to ninety four if we have the interest that John Knox had when he pleaded before God for Scotland we shall have success he cried Give me Scotland Lord or I die and when we take hold of the work and wrestle with God saying I must have souls I will never give up the struggle we shall find that God will look upon our efforts with favor the kingdom of heaven Jesus said Suffer of violence and the violent take it that by force. The violence here man. Is a holy earnestness. But back to our passage I seek intreated the Lord for his wife because she was Bear and I love the next sentence and the Lord was intreated of him and Rebecca his wife conceived if we are bit willing to begin to pray for souls if we are intent if we are in earnest if we are purse of varying in our praying for souls the Lord will hear and answer our prayer it's certain. When at last Rebecca can see if she must have been extended. But again that's not the end of the story life is not simply one little prayer one prayer answered and then everything flows smoothly on. And the children struggle together within her for nearly two decades Rebecca had prayed for a child. And now her prayer was heard but the pregnancy was not an easy one. Even before the birth pains were pregnancy pains and difficulties praying for souls an evangelist ic outreach. Is not the end of our prayers. We only begin seeking to save the lost when we begin praying for souls and when the Lord hears and answers our prayer. And souls begin to be born our prayers of just people begun. And after they were born we continue to pray for our children the children will bring new subject matter for prayer and the children struggle together within her let me pause here a moment for a quick aside notice what the Bible called the unborn in this verse. And the children struggle together within or. The bible refers to the unborn as children the Bible doesn't speak of the unborn as mere tissue that can be discarded by the mother throughout the entire Bible the unborn are called children. And the angel the Lord said unto her behold our with child Genesis sixteen eleven for Sam A four nineteen and his daughter in law Finney has wife was a child. As though no it's not what is the way of the Spirit nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child even so no it's not the works of God who make all we were reminded of this truth every Christmas season. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise. When his mother Mary was a spouse to Joseph before they came together she was found with tissue. Of the Holy Ghost. No the Bible doesn't say that she was found so was found with tissue she was found with child of the Holy Ghost the Bible term for being pregnant is being with child. Do not let culture confuse you as to whether the Bible is clear on the subject of abortion to have an abortion is to murder a child. Thus saith the Lord for three transgressions of the children of Ammon and for for I will not turn away the punishment thereof because they have ripped up the women with child. Of all people God's remnant. People should be clear on this. Of all people those who keep the commandments of God should be clear on this both in their personal practice and in their personal testimony and in their official documents and in their institutions we keep the six commandment just as we keep the Fourth Commandment no one in the world should have cause to wonder what Seventh Day Adventists believe on this topic we present the scripture and as health care providers we follow the scripture. Furthermore we know that the origin of slaughtering children a crime against humanity is the devil who is a murderer from the beginning those who promote defend or engage in this activity betray the family tree of their father the devil but we will not linger on this point for there are other points to ponder. And the children struggled together within her. This was a difficult pregnancy and Rebecca did not understand what was happening when we don't understand what is happening. What should we do Rebecca knew what to do she went to inquire of the Lord this was not the first time she prayed she knew how to pray she was a woman of prayer. One of the reasons God left this story in the Bible is to encourage us to pray we too can ask God questions and he will answer us. We should now acquaint ourselves with God How do we do this by proving his promises angels record every prayer that is sincere and if that is earnest and sincere it doesn't say angels record every prayer that is L L. What an articulate and says Angels record every prayer that is earnest and sincere in what must be the most quoted verse of the New Living Translation Paul says don't worry about anything instead pray about everything tell God what you need it thank him for all he has done in our passage we learned that Isaac was a man of prayer in response to his prayers Rebecca's Baron assented but our passage reminds us that his wife Rebecca was a woman of prayer there is was a family of prayer God loves praying families. God answered the prayer of both Isaac and Rebecca It is a part of God's plan to grant us an answer to the prayer of faith that which he would not bestow did we not thus ask. Have you been asking God about your life when I was in college I read an article in the review by Ellen White's grandson Virgil Robinson. I've never forgotten it it contained a story about Ellen White's son Willie. Some forty years ago. The review recorded the manager of one of the churches largest large sanitariums was invited to accept supervision of another larger institution he was reluctant to go he had several children who were attending a nearby college yet he thought if the Lord wants me to go it's my duty to respond finally he asked counsel of a long time friend W.C. White. Elder White was surprised by the question do you mean to tell me Myron he asked placing his hand on the younger man's shoulder that after all these years in the Lord's work you haven't learned how to get down on your knees ask God a question and get an answer. The man hadn't thought of it that way he promised to follow this gesture and on his knees the prayer prayed the prayer of Paul on his way to Damascus Lord well to have me to do no one ever prays that prayer sincerely without receiving an answer. When we don't know what to do we can know just what to do call on to me and I will answer the and show the Great in mighty things which thou know it's not in answer to prayer God it granted Rachel a child but now Rachel is concerned she has never been pregnant before she may have wondered if her child was in the process of fetal demise. She didn't know exactly what was going on. But Rachel knew just what to do. She went to inquire of the Lord. In an emergency there is a place to dart a quick prayer to heaven there are times when we must pause it is fit for a moment of prayer but we must also have a daily period morning in the evening where we can take on hurried time to commune with God in our closet. This passage makes it clear that Rebecca's prayer was not a quick and casual prayer to heaven the text says that she went to inquire of the Lord sometimes when this expression is used in the Bible a person went to a prophet or priest to receive instruction from God We could speculate that since Abraham was still alive and he was a prophet she went to see Abraham and inquired of the Lord through him some of speculated that she went to council with the aging sham who gave her this prophetic message but it could also mean. And I prefer to think. That she retired to her secret place of prayer or prayer closet and there poured out her heart to God But where ever she went however she asked the great God of heaven bent low to hear her prayer and listen in. And respond to the prayer of a concerned mother. And the Lord said to her two nations are and I woman to manner of people shall be separated from my bowels and the one people shall be stronger than the other people and the elder shall serve the younger to day in our sophisticated and proud society many don't think to inquire the Lord they can choir of man and receive reassurance and answers pregnancy difficulties see an obstetrician the obstetrician center to ultrasound and there she would learn that she had twin boys don't misunderstand me. If you have pregnancy problems if you have medical problems you should see the physician the obstetrician. But a physician however necessary however skillful however helpful cannot take the place of also seeking the Lord. In every difficulty we are to see a call to prayer desire of Ages six sixty seven there is information we need in every difficulty that only God can provide and alter sound can reveal twins but cannot reveal the future of those twins doctors can always give us hope and doctors can't always give us hope but God always can. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you says the Lord thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope Rachel was concerned that the child may be dying but the Lord revealed that she was not to lose one child but again too sometimes we may think everything is dark our future prospects are uncertain difficulties may overwhelm us as they did with job. But beyond Joe's difficulty and loss there was a future and a hope and in the end again double the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. At the end of the pregnancy Rebecca would gain double and the Lord said and her two nations are and I woman to manner of people shall be separated from my bowels this you see is a Bible principle when a person had possession stolen from him the thief must restore double because Joseph brothers were concerned that they would be accused of stealing the grain they brought from Egypt they doubled their money. To Egypt to give to be a Gyptian when God permits say into steal from us God Himself promises to restore double to us for your shame you shall have double and for confusion they were show rejoice in their portion therefore in the Lord they shall possess the double everlasting joy shall be done to them in the midst of calamity and last you can remember this principle God is preparing you to double. What you have lost. So Lord. Let me lose more. And not just double Jesus answered and said Verily I say unto you There is no man that hath left houses or house or brother nor sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my sake in the gospels but he shall receive in hundred fold now in this time houses brother and sisters and mothers and children and Lance with persecutions and in the world to come eternal life. We need to look back on the passage for a moment some Hebrew scholars state that the Hebrew word translated struggle literally means they crushed thrust one another the marginal reading in the Geneva Bible says they hurt one another this was a serious struggle in this account God is providing us a parable to ponder in the Bible what does a woman represent. I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman the church the bride of Christ if these children are brother and within the church. In this passage God is for telling the struggle between truth an error right and wrong within the church brother and would be struggling together the Bible reveals that spiritual warfare is not limited to the fight between God's people and the outside world but there is a struggle between the faithful and the unfaithful within the church. This is a constant theme in the Bible we see it between Cain and Abel two brothers who worship together Abel's worship was acceptable Keynes was not and it was the elder brother who persecuted Abel we see it again with the two brothers Ishmael and Isaac again the older brother persecuted the younger we recall Joseph and his older brothers who sold them into slavery centuries later there was David who was despised by his older brothers. We could also mention the struggle between Solomon and his older brother at an idea like later the kingdom of Solomon broke into two often warring kingdoms Israel and Judah there has ever been a struggle within the church. Great kind of resist says there have ever been two classes among those who profess to be followers of Christ while one class study the Saviour's life and earnestly seek to correct their defects and conform to the pattern the other clash on the plain practical truths which expose their errors. Among the twelve apostles was a traitor all who cherish Evil under the profession of godliness hate those who disturb their peace by condemning their courses in. When a favorable opportunity is presented they will like Judas betray those who for their good have sought to reprove them. There is a struggle between those two groups for what Concord have Christ with the lion and what part have he that believeth within. Infidel. Rebecca was given this preview of the struggle that would continue to the close of history faithful an unfaithful brother would struggle and hurt each other as they crush and thrust one another Jesus highlighted the struggle within the church in a number of parables Let me list just a few the two worshipers went to the same temple to pray one a Ferris see the other Republican in the fair city look at the stain of the public and. The parable of the wheat and the tears the parable of the wise and foolish virgins the parable of the older vineyard workers who were unhappy with the later workers and complained about them in the parable of the product will son had an older brother that quarrelled with him was envious of him and did not accept him all these Another parables which could have been included reveal that within the church there is a struggle between those who serve God with a full surrender and those who do not God does not want us to be surprised and disappointed when we discover the struggle. Beloved when I gave all diligence to write and to you of the common salvation it was needful for me to write and to you and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints war is in progress for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places and that war spells out in spills out even into the church among brothers. Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him during the Dark Ages Who was it that slaughtered Christians professed Christians. And the children struggled together within her and she said if it be so why am I thus and she went to enquire of the Lord. Electa home and Christian Standard Bible translation of this verse but the children inside are struggled with each other and she said why is this happening to me. Within the church to the close a time there are two manner of people ultimately they will be separated. The Bible compares the second coming with pregnancy many will be surprised at the struggle within the church that will occur at the very end of time the struggle may become so intense that the church may appear is about to fall. And the Lord said and her two nations are in the womb into manner of people shall be separated from my bowels and the one people shall be stronger than the other people Esau became began apparently stronger while Jacob was apparently weaker but this would change over the centuries by the time of David Israel was the strongest and subjugated the eat of might though they successfully revolted one hundred fifty years later they were subjugated again by King Amazon King as a rack and pinion the conquest of them but the prophecy continued the elder shall serve the anger the underwood ultimately prevail and the older would serve the anger this prophecy was fulfilled in every particular during the time between the testaments of the Maccabees tell how Judas Machabeus attacked and defeated even mites while his nephew here cane us weaken them so severely that they had the choice of either leaving their country and embracing the Jewish religion on which they submitted to be circumcised and became proselytize to the Jewish religion. And were ever afterwards then incorporated into the Jewish church and nation. It is interesting that Esau was called the elder They were twins. They were the same age as the lawyers would say this is a distinction without a difference. Esau's elder status was not something he earned he received it at birth his boast of Pret pedigree was empty his feelings of superiority his glorying in his strength was vanity. No wonder Jeremiah warned Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom neither let the mighty man chlorine is might let not the rich man glory in his riches it is not the proud but the meek will inherit the earth. In the faith chapter Hebrews eleven Paul says that out of weakness Mina faith were made strong the faithful that are weak always triumph in over the strong who are weak in faith. And that would be true for Esau and Jacob the Elder would end up serving the younger the next verse verifies the Achrafieh see of God's word to Rebecca and when her days were fulfilled when her days to be delivered were fulfilled behold there were twins in her womb and the first came out red all over like a hairy garment and they called his name Esau and after that came his brother out and his hand took hold on Esau's heel and his name was called Jake up the twin boys did what boys do they grew up but they were not identical twins Esau followed in the footsteps of Nimrod and became a cunning Honduran man of the field Jake up on the other hand was a plain man dwelling in tents. Anciently as today the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and Isaac loved Esau because he did eat of his venison but Rebecca loved Chaika. And Jacob sod pottage. New King James Version says now Jacob cooked a stew. And he saw came from the field and he was saying he had no idea what the next moment his life would be that the next moment of his life would determine his destiny he had no idea that in a moment of hunger he would face a test that would be recorded for all future generations. Do you and I consider how important our little daily decisions are do we think of the fact that God and angels are watching us and recording our actions we are made a spectacle and of the world and angels and demand letter five eight hundred eighty seven remember the case of Esau. He passed the crisis of his life without knowing it. What he regarded as a matter swerve the of scarcely a thought was the act that revealed the prevailing traits of his character. It showed his choice showed his true estimate of that which was sacred and which should have been sacredly cherished. He sold his birthright for a small indulgence to meet his present wants and this determined the after course of his life. To Esau a morsel of meat was more than the service of his master science of The Times April twenty four eight hundred seventy nine the conduct of Esau in selling his birthright represents the course of the end righteous who consider the redemption purchased for them by Christ of little value and sacrifice their airship to heaven by perishable treasures. Many are controlled by inclination and rather than deny an unhealthy appetite they will sacrifice high in valuable considerations. If one must be yielded the gratification of a deprived appetite or the high and heavenly blessings which God promises only to the self-denying and God fearing the clamors of appetite is in the case of Esau will generally put of prevail and for self gratification God in heaven will be virtually despised. Even professed Christians will use tea coffee snuff tobacco in spirits all of which benumbed the finer sensibilities of the soul if you tell them they cannot have heaven and these hurtful indulgences and that they should cleanse themselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God they are with the next word. Offended offended. And conclude that if the way is so straight that they cannot indulge their gross appetite. They will no longer walk their end. And he saw said to Jacob feed me I pray thee with that same red pottage for I am faint therefore was his name called eat and people excuse their actions if they are tired and hungry they excuse impatiens and they sell their birthright. And Jacob said Sell me this state I birthright and he said Behold I am at the point to die and what prophet shall this birthright do to me. And Jacob said Swear to me this day and he swear on to him and he sold his birthright and to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils and he did eat and drink and rose up and went his way thus Esau despised his birthright this passage is referred to many times in Scripture it should serve as a beacon of warning notice what Paul says and make straight pass for your feet lest that which is lame be turned out of the way but let it rather be healed this is talking to healers follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God Lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you and thereby Many be defiled lest there be any fornicator or profane person is the saw who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright for you know how that afterward when he with it inherited the blessing he was rejected. For he found no place of repentance though he sought it carefully with tears the story of Jacob and Esau is a story for in time it's all represents those within the church will have heaven in their grasp but don't value it. They will choose an earthly attraction that they can see and have now over the unseen future life. They do not follow the admonition of Christ if any man will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me the rich young ruler was nice all. His possessions were his pottage and when Jesus called for the rich young ruler possessions he wouldn't relinquish his grasp on them but clung to them tightly he exchanged an earthly Palace for a mansion in Heaven. If Jesus was here this evening is there anything in your life that you would not be willing to give him is there some dish of pottage in your life. That you love more than you love Jesus. Esau had a special strong desire we're told review and herald April twenty seventh one thousand nine hundred sixty Esau had a special strong desire for a particular article of food and he had gratified self so long that he did not feel the necessity of turning from the tempting coveted dish he thought upon it and made no stash will effort to restrain his appetite until his power the until its power bored down every other consideration and controlled him and he imagined he would suffer great inconvenience and even death if he could not have that particular dish. And more thought upon it the more his desire strengthened until his birthright which was sacred lost its value and its sacredness he thought well if I now sell it I can easily buy it back again he flattered himself that he could dispose of it at will invite back at pleasure he bartered it away for a favorite dish when he sought to purchase it back even at great sacrifice on his part he was not able to do so. He then bitterly repented his rashness his folly his madness. He looked the matter over on every side. He sought for repentance carefully and with tears he was all in vain he had despised the blessing. And the Lord removed it from him forever when Rebecca became pregnant she thought he she had just one child no one could see that there were two but God could. This morning in the womb of the church we can see only one. But God sees what we don't see two nations. Two nations even in Israel. Where the found a founders of both kingdoms flawed What was the difference between these citizens. Esau set his eyes on this earth and valued it more than Heaven. This evening you and I are in one or the other of these two conflicting nations that make up Christianity that even make up the seventh that Mr What is your nationality this evening. Have you set your sights on this earth. Is it your highest desire to have a comfortable life in this earth or do you happily exchange some inconvenience here to advance the Kingdom of God. What gets your time your attention your thoughts here this evening there are citizens of two nations forming in the womb of the church. And I am a citizen of one or the citizen of the other. Either I am an even night eat a mite following the example of Esau and being overcome by little things or I am an Israelite and I am overcoming in little things. Either I'm an eat of my cherishing some beloved scent excusing it rationalizing it justifying it or I am an Israelite and I'm separating from sand. Is there some say in some idle that's more important to me or to you in heaven. What I choose to please my spouse more than to please my Jesus. Well my appetite overcome my love for Jesus I might not choose cigarettes drugs or alcohol but would I choose gossip slander evil thoughts mental impurity. Over Jesus. Would I choose the flesh pots of evil over the Angel Food of man or. Would I sell heaven for such as this either I might eat a mite PIPA critically professing righteousness coming to church going through the outward forms to be seen a man or I'm an Israelite sincerely worshipping God Either I am an eat a might hating the truly righteous slandering them feeling superior to them. Or I am an Israelite who is hated by Esau persecuted by Esau yet loves Esau and returning good for evil. There is not a third category in this room we're either citizens of one or the other of these two contending kingdoms but the good news is there is still time for eat at night to become Israelites Jesus has a wonderful immigration policy. He takes it on mites and transforms them into Israelites to those who lead them he will reveal the value of the turn of the eternal and the worthlessness of the transitory he will deliver the one who is in the bondage of sin to make them into overcomers making them more than conquerors he will change the heart of a hypocrite and make it sincere and to intrude he will change our hatred and malice into love he did it for the persecutor Saul. Who became the apostle Paul and he wants to do it for me. Oh White wrote to. Tell Haskell. This is a daily experience. We can know if we have it we need daily conversions she says as vessels prepared and cleanse for the master's use if this is our experience then the language of our hearts will be all or to. Take my heart for I cannot give it. It is the property keep it pure for I cannot keep it for the. I must have faith that I am kept by the power of God moment by moment he will keep that which I have committed in faith to his trust save me in spite of myself my poor weak and Christ like self mold me Fashion me raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere where the rich current of the I Love can flow through my saw this is the experience of the Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile is that the experience this evening that you want. Are you willing to release your hold on Cherry sand and let Christ take it away he is much too polite to wrench it from my grasp. With Who but God can cleanse my heart from sand I can't do it but he's promised he's willing to and he's able to. To the Israelite Jesus becomes the all in all. And David said Whom have I in heaven but the and there's not upon earth that I desire. Beside me. You want this experience to saving. It's a vailable to you if this is your desire will you stand and sing with me the closing song take the world. But give me Jesus all its joys are but a name. May this be the song. Of our hearts throughout eternity. May our time. Together. In this a man conference. Bring us deep and lasting changes but I need a revival I need the Holy Spirit my life and. All of us here do we asked that the Holy Spirit fall on us. In the remainder of this conference in Christ's name we pray Amen. This media was brought to you by audio verse a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermon leave a Visit W W W audio verse or.

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