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04. Kingly Power and the Darkest Hour

Ron Kelly
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Jesus left to us an example in how to relate to authority during His earthly sojourn, and He gives us encouragement for the times we find ourselves under unjust authority.

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Ron Kelly

Senior Pastor, Village SDA Church, Berrien Springs, Michigan

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  • December 22, 2018
    11:30 AM
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Let's pray Lord we are so thankful for your near miss. As embodied in this song and I'm praying Lord now especially for someone who has not felt that near enough that in this moment on this Sabbath in this place and in this season they would rediscover you or come to know you in ways they had not known you before bless us as a body of believers bless the body of believers around the globe that is worshipping in the different time zones draws to you draw us to each other and I do pray come for those whose hearts are heavy in this season and at this moment in Jesus' name amen. Writing in the desire of ages the author states the story of Bethlehem is an exhaustive theme in it is hidden the depth of the riches both of the wisdom in the knowledge of God. We marvel at the Savior sacrifice and exchanging the throne of heaven for the manger and the companionship of adoring angels for the beast of the stall. Yet human human pride and self this fish and see stand rebuked in his presence yet this was but the beginning of his wonderful condescension there would have been almost infinite humiliation for the Son of God to take man's nature even when Adam stood in his innocence in need but Jesus accepted humanity when the race had been weakened by 4000 years of sin and like every child of Adam except of the results of the working of the great laws of heredity what these results were shown in the history of his earthly ancestors became was such a heredity to share our sorrows and temptations and to give us the example of the sin the slice. I'd like to begin by quoting the words of Sir Isaac Watts I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise the spread the flowing seas abroad and built the last the sky I think the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day the moon shines fall at his command and all the stars obeying I sing the goodness of the Lord to fill the earth with food who form the creatures with his word and then pronounce them good. Lord how they wonders are displayed where I turn my eye if I survey the ground I tread or gaze upon the sky there's not a plant or flower below but makes the glories known and clouds arise in temples blow by order from by throne creatures that borrow life from the are subject to the like here and there's not a place where we can flee but God is present there and May the breath of heaven breathed on each of us take your bones this morning and open them up to the Gospel of Matthew Matthew Chapter one this morning I would like to trace the journey of Jesus from the beginning to the end of his earthly sojourn Matthew chapter one and I'm going to be focusing on Jesus as a man under authority in this case as a baby Matthew Chapter one looking at verse 20. His father is a man under authority lots of times the asc the state of the parents mentally the culture of the mind of the parents most of the time is the culture the children I can always tell when I'm engaging a child. When who has never heard anything bad about me said at their house. They smile when they see me. They want to shake my hand they want to talk to me Conversely when the culture of a home or a person's mind in this case a leader is dark there tends to be the battle between light and darkness in the heart of the child. What is the culture of your mind Dad what is the culture of your mind Mother are you subject to the impress of the spirit. Is the purpose of the commandment being filled in your heart love pure love a good conscience and then unfeigned faith if so it's likely that your child or children well received. An inheritance that is priceless the inheritance of hope the inheritance of practical Christianity that brings light in the midst of darkness Matthew Chapter one Verse 18 now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows when his mother Mary had been Be Tried to Joseph before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit this is a problem. This had never happened before and it hasn't happened since then it won't. She was engaged to a man and had a baby some other way or was in the process of preparing to have one for her husband to be this created quite a decision moment verse 19 and Joseph her husband being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace or planned or send her away secretly but when you consider this behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream Saint Joseph son of David notice the reference to royalty. Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife for the child whom she has conceived is of the Holy Spirit she will bear a son and you should call his name Jesus and He will save his people from their sins. Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord to the prophet. Behold a virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel which translated means God with us and Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife we gloss over the emotional trauma of these situations as if it was a fairy tale and a good one when in reality the journey this put them on was somewhat of a social nightmare the trauma the misunderstanding the disbelief these are all written into the by lines between the lines of the Bible narrative and to read them casually and not understand the great emotional and social price tag associated with this journey is a travesty to the scriptures and we ought to stop and take a few thoughtful minutes Joseph was a man under 30 he understood the purity in bodied in the law of God He understood the sanctity of the home and the holiness of pure love and when he thought that was transgressed he decided to separate but an angel came and said no this is the way it's supposed to be and this is what I want you to do and Joseph like Mary in effect says Blessed to be the name of the Lord this is what I'm going to do. Being under authority was an experience and is and will forever remain an experience of God's people sometimes the authority is good sometimes the authority is bad if your Bibles and turn to Matthew Chapter 2 verse 13 the wise men have come and gone they have the means for what they're going to need to do. When the wise men had gone behold an angel of the Lord verse 13 appeared to Joseph in a dream and he said Get up take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt and remain there until I tell you for hared is going to search for the child to destroy him now we see contrast here good authority and evil authority. Joseph is a man under authority will obey the angel again he's learned a life of submission to the voice of God However he is now pressed hard up against the abusive and unrestrained of the already of Herod the Great and insecure monarch will stop at nothing to destroy anyone that's a competitor for the throne Joseph leaves his home country on the heels of having left to be numbered under Roman authority and Joseph for what length of time we know not leaves his family wondering about his well being and his wife's family if she had much of one. We know that Herod will reach out and destroy little children who have no potential at least for many years to come and he was an old man when this happened and he'll leave many a mourning mother weepin as the prophecy said for her children and refusing to be comforting take your Bibles and turn over the book of Luke chapter to Jesus and his family before they make their sojourn to Egypt will be under the authority of the Old Testament Scriptures about the dedication and presentation of children in the temple and Luke Chapter 2 verse one. It says and in those days the decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census be taken this was Roman authority verse $21.00 and when the 8 days had passed before circumcision his name was then called Jesus the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb when the days for their purification according to the Law of Moses were completed they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord everywhere you turn in the scriptures you're going to see the great conversely played out in people who exercise their authority well and people who exercise authority poorly people who are beneficiaries of well exercise that they're already and people who are suffering because of an abuse of authority nothing is changed nothing will change until Jesus appears in the clouds and we can declare with great joy that finally Jesus will sit rightfully on the throne that was given away to Lucifer and by God's grace given back to us. If we were to look up the 3 great temptations of Jesus we would see that Jesus is under all of the authorities of the human experience the laws of physiology and fatigue he gets into a boat and he can hardly stay awake so he sleeps in a storm rages he's gone almost 6 weeks without any food and the devil's there to tempt him to turn stones into bread and he won't but he's hungry Jesus encounters of variety of people in his ministry who believe he has authority some who doubt he has authority Jesus and lays aside all of that which distinguished him as a legitimate monarch of this universe and of this little globe and Jesus comes without position without pomp. He comes with out all circumstantial glory and honor and he walks the ordinary journey of the poor man. For 30 years. And then we find Jesus on a trajectory that no other human being will ever be placed under in the degree in the intensity that he was take your Bibles and turn back to Matthew Chapter 26. I want to look for a few moments at the crucifixion and then I want to back up to the darkest hour. Matthew Chapter 26. Jesus throughout his 3 years 3 and a half years of ministry. Will bump into various powerful entities and structures of society laws powers Jesus could have rightly exempted himself from being under any of their governance but he did not Matthew chapter $26.00 looking at verse $47.00 we find Jesus. Placing himself under the authority of the mob says while he was still speaking behold Judas one of the 12 came up accompanied by a large crowd was swords and clubs who came from the cheaper East and the elders of the people. There isn't a single thing about this that can be skin strewed to be legal just fair or any other adjective of procedural justice and yet Jesus allows himself against Jewish law to be bound and judged in the dark of night. He does not deliver himself from the relational bonds of Judas although he appeals to Judas by pronouncing his ability to see past his betrayal. And yet Jesus allows himself to be bound there is a momentary flash of divinity. When one of Jesus' disciples attempts to kill one of the mob but gets an ear instead and Jesus releases themselves from the grasp of strong men places the ear back on the side of the man's head but once again subjects him self to the authority of the mom I want to read a little bit farther verse 40 now he who was betraying him gave them a sign saying whomever I kiss he's the one sees him and immediately Jews Judas went to Jesus and said Hail rabbi and kissed him and Jesus said to him quite a phrase friend. I want you to think about that word for just a moment Is it an accurate description of his relationship with Judas friend do what you have come for they came and they laid hands on Jesus and seized and behold one of those who were with Jesus reached injury out a sword and struck the slave of the high priests and cut off his ear then Jesus said to him put your sword back into its place for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword and then verse 53 cannot be easily glossed over verse if the 3 is this little moment to carry commentary about remembering who Jesus is. They've come to the place where they can fit Jesus only into a frame a paradigm a structure of earthly upward mobility this doesn't fit so let's defend him but Jesus has now forgotten who you is where he came from and where he's going these are words similar to what is commented on in the Gospel of John when Jesus washes the feet. Of the disciples knowing who you was where you come from the wherry is going but this time Jesus verbalizes it and he says or do you think that I cannot appeal to my father and he will at once put it my disposal more than 12 legions of angels so anywhere from 48272000 depending on how you register the term Legion at what point time in history Jesus with one word could beckon for 12 legions for mains power of angels to descend from heaven and reorder the structure of abuse that surround you. Put your sort of way remember something I could call the angels from heaven if I needed help but he did when it comes to the story of another good friend Jesus does not deliver himself from the agony of his denial in Luke Chapter 22 I appreciated the prayer today for the lonely and for reconciliation. And if there was anybody here today who is an reconciled this would be a good season to let the King of Heaven bridge the gap that exists between you and another individual Luke Chapter 22. Looking at verse that before. Having arrested him they led him away brought into the house of the high priest but Peter was following at a distance 1st 55 after they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together Peter was sitting among them and the servant girl seen him as he sat in the firelight and looking at tentatively at him said This man was with them. But he denied it. Saying woman I do not know and then a little later another psalm and said But you're one of them too and Peter said man I'm not and about an hour and passed another man began to insist saint certainly this man also was with him for he is a Galilean too and Peter said Man I don't know what you're talking about and immediately while he was still speaking a rooster crowed and this is the only one of the Gospels who makes this commentary but there was a bit of communication without words between Jesus and Peter It says the Lord turned and looked at Peter Now if you've never read the desire of ages and it's account of this moment the book would be worth buying just to read what the writer says about that look. For in that look there was no condemnation only pity. The one to be pitied was the want bound in the Kangaroo Court experiencing the kick the wrong judgments of chaos of us and an us and yet Jesus will not release himself from being outside the realm of the relationships that he's in and some of those relationships are toxic and evil and some of them right now are strained and you might say almost broken but Jesus does not remove himself from the situations of suffering and it's a good thing that he reminded us that as he was the man of sorrows and acquainted with grief there will be times when we suffer too wrongly unjustly. It is in the midst of darkness that light shines the brightest and oh how sad that the darkness that was in heaven that transferred itself to the garden and then found itself in the very central courts of the Sanhedrin. Should be smack dab up against the brilliant sea of the brightest light that has ever shown light itself Jesus. Verse 57. The Bible tells us. That Peter abandoned his loyalty to Jesus and it was painful to Jesus turned back to Matthew Chapter 26. I want to look for a moment at the other authority that Jesus was subject to Jesus was 1st taken to K.I.S.S.. It was a terrible experience that he had there none of it deserved. Matthew Chapter 26. First 59 now the cheap priest in the whole council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus so that they might put him to death they did not find any even though many false witnesses came forward but later on 2 came forward and they said this man stated I am able to destroy the temple of God or rebuild it in 3 days the high priest it up and said them to you not answer what is it that these men are testifying against you. But Jesus kept silent and the high priest said to him I jury you by the living God that you tell us whether or not you are the Christ the Son of God. And Jesus said to them you have said it yourself he could have stopped there. While he was under this sacred oath but it wasn't sufficient for there was a witness to be stated against them and this travesty of justice and he said I tell you there after you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming. On the clouds of heaven. A Light of Divine royalty and power shines through and does it create a reaction you bet it does then the High Priest tore his robes and he said he's blasphemy and what further need do we have of any witnesses behold you've now heard the blasphemy What do you think and they said he deserves death and then I want you to see how they treat him they spat in his face they beat him with their fists. And other slapped him and on top of it all they mocked him saying prophesied to us you Christ who is the one who hit you. Peter Will remind us that when we go to suffering in the cause of Christ at least to most of his writers he reminded them they have not yet suffered a sound of blood Jesus will remind us in the in the Sermon on the Mount that we will be blessed when we suffer in his name and the story of the Apostles in the New Testament singing songs and rejoicing that they're worthy to suffer are walking in the shadow of one who suffered at the wrong hands of authority and how many of our advantage pioneers how many of our favor missionaries have been abused for nothing more than taking the name of Jesus wherever they went if we think then when Paul made his Nazareth and Val and all the suffering that he suffered as a result of taking bad counsel. From the G.C. committee of his day or the division committee of his day if we think he was the 1st and the last we ought to wake up and say to ourselves like Jesus there will be moments when we suffer under injustice or misunderstanding or both but that doesn't mean the darkness can still be pierced by the line he was taken to pilot Chapter 27 let's look at verses one and on words. Now when the morning came all the cheap priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put him to death and they bound him and they let him they led him away in the liberty of the pilot the governor and when Judas who had betrayed him saw that he had been condemned he felt remorse and he returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders saying I'm sent to be trained in Assen. But they said What is that to see to it yourself and he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary depart and he went away and he hung himself verse 11 now Jesus stood before the governor and the governor questioned him saying Are you the king of the Jews and Jesus would speak to him and he said to him it is as you say quite a bold thing to say to a provincial leader who has the constantly deal with the rebellious nature of an an subdued group of people. This will be the way that the Pharisees leverage the death sentence against Jesus and yet Jesus is not willing to deny it when he speaking with one who is less informed on a religious basis and less advantaged as the children than the children of light. And while he was being accused by the chief priests and the elders he did not answer them pilot said I'm not here many things they testify against you and he did not answer him with regard to even a single charge so the governor was quite amazed. Last week when I finished this sermon. After a while I found myself in this corridor or leading out into the pergola and before I got there there was a couple waiting to visit with me an older couple couple that have served this church for probably 40 years they're retired now but just wanted to visit with me for a little bit. I mean to tell you anybody that serves this church for 40 years with a sweet beautiful spirit has truly entered into a special regard by this pastor right here especially teachers as they visited with me they shared stories beautiful stories although some of them weren't so beautiful but the way they share them was beautiful they made an interesting statement to me I can't get it exactly verbatim but I'll be close they said you know Pastor it's not our job to fight for our rights now there's something about truth that ought to be enunciated but there's a point in time in which fighting for your rights is fighting the wrong battle God is not off is thrown the scripture says he sits and circled above the earth there are times when true should be spoken even if that light Stephen is right in your own destines and there are times when you should be silent and let the circumstances say what they must and God may send another to your defense in this case there was no one. Jesus would speak a word to pilot but he would say nothing to the scribes and the Pharisees they had no interest in justice in truth they had no desire to be of a true mind and Jesus left them to the darkness of who they were but pilot himself understanding the very different nature of the 21 individual and group he was dealing with was amazed to see the Son of God with a stately dignified bickering not bothering to respond to their attempt to pluck the insecurities or the fears of Jesus Jesus won't answer them and pilot is amazed sometimes the best approach we can take is just be quiet. Pilot finds out who ever that he belongs really to Harry take your Bibles and turn over again to the book of Luke Chapter 23 so pilot Pons him off on a local guy. Luke Chapter 23 looking at verse 8 now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus for he had wanted to see him for a long time because he'd been hearing about him and was hoping to see him and see some sign performed by him that's not a very positive commentary on a leader. It's got a little bit of that human curiosity like going to a. Roadside circus and wanting to see the the railroad car or the semi truck car that has the freak show and. He question him at some length but he answered nothing this is interesting. And the cheap recent scribes were standing there accusing him the eminently and hared with the soldiers after treating him with contempt and mocking him dressed him in a gorgeous robe and sent him back to pilot and air and pilot became friends with one another that very day for they had been enemies with each other after this Jesus was turned over to the Roman soldiers they didn't care about people very much their hearts were locked down as a function of their role and their Jesus was beaten and mocked scourged before of crowds placed on his head turned back of page to Luke 22 but the darkest hour came before all of this verse 39 they've broken bread they walked across the kitchen Valley they've sung a hymn but as they enter the garden as they come up to the Mount of Olives and they enter the garden of gifts him and he Jesus goes strangely silent and it bothers and disturbs the disciples verse 40. When he arrived at the place he said to them pray that you may not enter into temptation and he would drew from them about a stone's throw and email down any began to pray saying Father if you're willing remove this cup from me yet not my will but yours be done. We know from the Gospel narratives This happened 3 times what you need to understand is that every time Jesus now in that garden. Like a woman coming closer to giving birth to a baby the pangs of anguish and suffering intensified and Jesus in the 1st hour was strained and stressed beyond anything the disciples had ever seen in the 2nd hour Jesus began bleeding great drops of blood and in the 3rd hour the cup trembled in his hand in every one of those intervals between the 2 Jesus came to his friends hoping that somebody would say an encouraging word but all they could do is barely notice what was going on from their stupor and finally Luke tells us and even though some of the early manuscripts don't include these verses the desire of ages affirms them as true that finally verse 43 when there was no human being to wipe the blood sweat from his brow God sent the one who replaced Lucifer. An angel from heaven appeared to him. And strengthened him. Now this encounter was the pivotal encounter. Jesus is there facing the frailty of his humanity. Wondering if he can go through with it and terrible things are happening. He's been abandoned or will be soon and he knows that he's prophesied and there is these in the garden. The devil whispers things like this into his ear what is to be gained by this sacrifice. How hopeless is the guilt in the in gratitude of men the people who claim to be above all others your people with spiritual advantages of rejected you they're seeking to destroy you it's not just rejection if they can't stand to have you in their presence you the center and C.E.O. I'm taking the words of desire of ages and working my sentiments around them but these are substantively ers you the seal and the center of the promises made to them they are your supposedly peculiar people one of your own disciples has listened to your instruction has been foremost in church activities will be trained you and one of your most zealous followers will deny you all will for sake you and Christ whole being I'm quoting now specifically abhorred the thought that those whom he had undertaken to save those whom he loves so much should unite listen to these words unite in the plots of Satan This appears to Saul the conflict was terrible in parentheses I've placed in the midst of the paragraph my own commentary everybody looks like they're going over to Satan side and Jesus has to ask himself is this really we're doing it's measure was the guilt of his nation of his accusers and his betrayal the guilt of a world lying in wickedness the sins of men weighed heavily upon Christ and the sense of God's wrath against sin was crushing out his life God suffered with his son the angels beheld the Saviors agony 693 desire of ages they saw the Lord in close by legions of say tannic for her sis. His nature weighed down with the shattering mysterious dread there was silence in heaven no heart was touched could mortals have viewed the amazement of the Angelic Host as in silent grief they watched the father separating his beams of light and love and glory from his beloved son they would better understand how offensive in his sight is sin the world's unfallen and the heavenly angels and watch with intense interest as the conflict Drew to its close Satan and his confederacy of evil the legions of apostasy watched intently this great crisis in the work of redemption the powers of good and evil waited to see what answer would come to Christ thrice repeated prayer angels longed to bring relief to the divine suffer but this might not be no way of escape was found for the Son of God. In this awful crisis when everything was at stake when the mysterious Cup trembled in the hand of the sufferer the heavens opened. This is the darkest moment in the history of man Jesus the God man not exactly like us but yes like us not just mind body and soul he was God Mind Body and Soul he was in most every way exactly as we are and yet not quite as we are very was fully God and fully man and so there Jesus with the weight of my sins on his shoulder with the weight of the darkness of my sins crowding out the light of his father and thinking that nobody nobody not one. Can understand or appreciate. The fortune. God opened up the shaft of life from heaven down to that hell of guess so many and in the midst of the stormy darkness of the crisis the mighty angel who stands in God's presence occupying the position from which Satan fell he comes to the side of Christ the Angel didn't help didn't come to take the couple away but he came to strengthen him with the assurance of The Father's Love and he told him 3 things and I'm going to share with you what they are number one Gabriel told Jesus he pointed to the open heavens where there was a ray of light and he told Jesus that souls would be saved as a result of his sufferings praise God Hallelujah. Even though everything around him looked bleak and dark and the trail and denial and hatred and murderous intent was in the minds of many Gabriel while Jesus is looking up and he can see a shaft of light says saws will be saved as a result of your suffering and number 2 Gabriel told him. That the father was greater and more powerful than Satan and that his death would result. In the displacement of Satan as ruler of this world. It looked like defeat but it was really victory it was full of suffering under the abuse of authority of his own family the Roman government and the denial and betrayal of social institutions called friendship and brotherhood and the last thing that Gabriel told Jesus was that the kingdom of this world would be given back to the saints of the most high and Jesus made his decision and heroes. And he went down to meet the mob he awoke in his friends for the last time. And as he's waking them up the sounds of the mob is upon him. Now in closing I just want to read a few sentences I don't want you to turn I just want you to listen. To slip if there's any encouragement in Christ if if there's any consolation of love if. There is any fellowship of the spirit. And is there is any affection and compassion make my joy complete by being of the same mind now we made a. Wrestle over theological subject matter. We may wrestle over points of view and perspective on religious topics. We may even find ourselves under the influence of one who disagrees with us and has power over us but Paul's appeal is to make his joy complete by being of the same mind and maintaining the same love united in spirit intent on one promise don't do anything from the insecurity of selfishness an empty can see but with humility of mind think of the guy sitting next to you or the woman down the pew from you as more important than yourself don't look out for your own personal interest only but look out for the interest of others and have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Jesus although he was exalted in form he was God. It wasn't anything that he hung onto He didn't require regard equality with God as something to be grass but he emptied him self taking the form of a bondservant which by the way is exactly what Judas is 30 pieces of silver could get you in Exodus. And being made in the lightness of a man and being found in the appearances a man he wasn't fully exactly like you and me he was somewhat different but he experiences an intensity beyond anything will ever know the temptations we've faced he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death. And while Paul will not enunciate and extrapolate while Paul won't go on to declare all of the unholy and godly alliances in the abuse of authority that lead to this the gospel writers do it for us and for this reason God highly exalted him and bestowed on him a name which is above every other name so that the name of Jesus every knee will bow. And White says and the desire he says that when Jesus was born every element of sin that could be launched on the human race was launched and she also says Praise God and how that he that there was a flood of grace poured out on this earth that could not be stopped until the day Jesus appears to take us home that grace is enough you may suffer in the name of Christ you surely with all have you ever been a child do you think the parents always got the authority thing just right you will suffer at the hands of your boss it might be that your boss is an ordained minister it might be that your boss is a commission minister it might be that your boss is a president of some religious institution and you might suffer injustice might be your lot. Just remember this. Kingly power shines the brightest in the darkest and the beauty of Christ. There need be no discomfort sure of your soul. You're not out of the purview of Heaven he sees what's going on in your life he knows what you're suffering he knows where wrong exercises of authority have caused you pain and he is still on the throne. But before he got there he walked the valley of sorrow suffering and abuse. So if you follow the blood stained feet of Jesus you'll probably go over some of the same ground. And you'll end up in the same place with the same joy and the same hope Welcome to the human race where we don't treat each other the way we should all the time and welcome to the hope of Jesus were some day it won't be so. And until then the light shown above the hills of Bethlehem can still shine into our heart and be reflected out of our heart and the world will take notice just like pilot the world will take notice that there is something that's not completely human about us. That beautiful divine nature of Jesus will be showing through. And souls will be one and the Savior will be glorified. May God bless us as we remember how Jesus left it all behind would have been infinite humiliation just to come like Adam but he came so much lower than Adam and he's leading us to the high ground of the New Kingdom with the new experience in our heart may God bless us as we make that journey today. Lord it's one thing to think back on the story of your son sojourn on earth and to rain those that had charge over him. In the bar of justice says guilty abusive. That's another thing to know Lord that it was our sins my sins it was my voice and my actions. No different from those who abandon him and abused him 2000 years ago. And I think Lord that you should suffer abuse under the authority of my own converted heart who rejects and refuses the purity of heaven but in your patient thank goodness has won me anyway there is not one of us Lord knows and has not abused you and done with our race was literally done by our ancestors. We were their Lord and the same way we were in the lines of Abraham thank you for your forgiveness thank you for the restoration thank you for the reconciliation thank you for the patients may we now offer to each other. Into a world who may never have experienced. And probably doesn't understand. In Jesus name I pray. This media was brought to you by audio a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio version or you would like to listen to more sermon. W.W.W. than audio verse or.

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