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A God You Can Trust

John Bradshaw

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Disappointments come. Life can be challenging. Courage can be in short supply. People may let you down. Is there anyone you can trust? Discover evidence in the Bible that God can be trusted. Ancient prophecies reveal God’s Word is trustworthy, demonstrating God’s Word—and God Himself—are worth believing in!

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John Bradshaw

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  • November 11, 2019
    5:30 PM
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It's great to be with you today it's good that we can get into the Word of God together before we open the Bible let's pray and to supply God's blessing you've got a good message to look at let's pray before we do our Father in heaven we're grateful to be in your presence thankful to have the Bible in opposition grateful to back to your throne of grace we ask that you'd speak that you'd be hooded that would be led and drawn our lives would be molded to yours please bliss now in Jesus' name a man 45 year old woman in Minnesota met a man on a dating website she met a naval officer the man was in Afghanistan veteran who was finishing his doctorate at the University of Minnesota after the bad luck that she had had with men recently this seemed too good to be true he took care of her paid bills he even suggested that he could put her and her daughter has on his insurance and she thought this couldn't possibly get much better well things started to feel a little odd in that relationship so one day she looked in his wallet and took out his driver's license his picture different name she was being conned when she Googled the name on the license she found out he was a serial Kong man with a history of deception before the story was over she learned that he was lying to multiple other women at the same time it would his way into their lives when their confidence lied to them and then steal from them sometimes enormous amounts of money each woman had made the decision to trust him and in each case. Turned out to be a bad decision it isn't always easy to know who you can trust a man named Charles Ponzi made a killing financially in the 920 s. by paying in this is off with money from new investors people love to make money so that cash flows in Ponzi got rich is investors however lost a ton of money the made the mistake of trusting Him Now of course in life you have to trust so you take your car to the mechanic and hope for the best you go to the doctor and trust that the advice you get is the best advice you can get even though the 3rd highest cause of death in the United States is netiquette era's you put money in the bank trusting that you'll be able to get it out when you want it most of the trust system would you order something online it normally arrives you put something in the mail it usually gets to where it's supposed to go payday is Thursday and you typically get paid vacation or rip off the occasional let down but more often than not we trust and it works out but here's a question for you can God be trusted be careful how you want to some people have a hard time with this and you can understand why for example there is a death and what do people say they say why God you lose a job you might wonder why God let that happen ever run of bad luck you might think that God has turned his back on us I believe in luck you know it just you know what I mean you have a run of things go bad I believe in you God. Trusted you know this. You might have been let down by some of the human or 30 figures that you find it hard to trust God Now we want to look at this in the context of the Bible if you're looking to get the most out of life a fundamental question to ask is Is God someone I can trust am I going to get the most out of life with God Or maybe I'm better off without God and if God cannot be trusted Surely you are better off without God you know if you stop and think about it the Bible makes some incredible claims in fact just the idea that there is a God that's a big idea when you look at the prophecies of the Bible you read that Jesus is going to come back to the world that will be reunited with our loved ones you read that one day they'll be no more sin no more death no more sorrow these are enormous claims a politician tells you there's going to be no more war you don't believe him a politician says we're going to get rid of crime you know that and that they mean well but that's a big claim to make and this is a troubled wound doesn't make sense to trust a God you've never seen to trust a Savior that you've never ever met in the street the Bible begins with the woods in the beginning God created so you could say this is God's world and if it is it's in bad shape terrible crime injustice racism terrorism we could go on and on you get the picture what does the craziness in the world say about the God who owns the world if you were a victim of the Holocaust or of ethnic cleansing in. Bosnia or if it was your home that was swept away by a hurricane or by a tornado that tore through your neighborhood. Did you think Ok let's find out can God be trusted we look at the Bible 66 books 1189 chapters more than 31000 verses it's said to be the Word of God If what the Bible says is true if a lasting life heaven no more tias that would be great that would be fabulous but what leads us to believe the what the Bible says is actually true let's think about a few things here Book of Proverbs written by King Solomon It says trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths Proverbs 35 and 6 trust him with all your hot think about this easy enough if you are raised going to church easy if your life is going well but if not you know God knew we might have struggles trusting him I'm sure God knows it's a big We'll do we have a lot of options and there's nothing forcing us to tune in his direction so why should we well I'll give you a very good reason and then I'll back it up one reason why we should turn in God's direction is that in the Bible God actually puts himself on the line he put his reputation on the line look at this from the book of Isaiah Chapter 46 it says Remember the former things the old for I am God and there was no other I am God and there is none like me declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done did you see what God says He says one of the reasons you can trust me is that I tell you things are going to happen before they happen when they happen your ability to trust me or to increase God's is how many things as God predicted that have actually happened you know when I was a teenager a friend of mine told me that God is just like the Tooth Fairy nothing more not real all the stories about God fairy tales we can find out and let me say this if you've had that thought I understand as I said the Bible makes some bold claims. So are the stories in the Bible fairy tales or not well all we have to do is look we have at least I do right now a Bible in my hand so let's start with the easy and the obvious in the book of Micah chapter 5 we read the following but you Bethlehem Ephrata though you a little among the thousands of Judah yet out of you shall come forth to me the one to be ruler in Israel whose going forth from old from everlasting Now that's God predicting that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem a notice. Case you thought it was Bethlehem Pennsylvania is that what happened it's precisely what happened in Matthew Chapter 2 wise men came from the east and they asked where they would find the Messiah so they said to him in Bethlehem of Judea fold Thus it is written by the prophet but you Bethlehem in the land of Judah not the least among the rulers of Judah for out of you shall come a Rula who will ship my people Israel lets Matthew 2 verses $5.00 and $6.00 God predicted it hundreds of years before and it happened just as he said it would the Bible said that Jesus would be born of a virgin Isaiah $714.00 that's precisely what happened God promised Jacob a son what God promised actually came to pass through Noah God told the people living on planet Earth that the Earth would be destroyed by a flood and that's what took place Hosea 11 verse one said that the Messiah would go into Egypt you might remember that not long after he was born Jesus parents took him into Egypt that's recorded in Matthew Chapter 2 Dawn predicted that there would be a 4 run up prior to Jesus' ministry John the Baptist was that person Isaiah said Jesus would be despised and rejected he was certainly that the Bible predicted that Jesus would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver look at Zechariah 11 verses 12 and 13 then I said to them. If it is agreeable to you give me my wages and if not refrain So they weighed out from my wages 30 pieces of silver and the Lord said to me throw it to the pasta that princely price they set on me so I took the 30 pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the Potter some 20 to 15 years before that the Messiah would suffer a thirst as he hung on the cross a small detail interesting that God brings it up ahead of time that's precisely what occurred one verse later in some $22.00 God said the Messiah is hands and feet would be pissed same chapter they oddly cost a lot for Jesus clothing and there are many others all the way down to Psalm 22 verse one which says My God my God why have you forsaken me those woods were repeated by Jesus in Matthew $2746.00 God predicted Jesus would be put to death you read about it and I say a $53.00 we know Jesus was crucified between 2 thieves the Bible even alluded to that Isaiah said that Jesus would make his grave with the rich at his death and we know Jesus was buried in the Tomb of the very wealthy Joseph of Arimathea and we could go on and on and on and on the Bible named the man who led the overthrow of the kingdom of Babylon years before it happened it named him by name before he was born Cyrus start to add these up and you realize you've got a choice to make either the Bible is actually God's book and can be trusted or what's the alternative can anyone get that lucky is it even possible you could have that many predictions written by numerous different people in different ages and that they all come to pass either this book represents the most incredible stroke of luck in history. Well maybe it tells you that there is a God that you can trust now I want to share with you a prophecy that makes the point like no other prophecy in the Bible it's found in the Book of Daniel Daniel Chapter 2 let me give you some background Daniel grew up in Jerusalem Jerusalem was attacked by Babylon and 605 b.c. and Daniel and many others were captured and taken into slavery in Babylon now while he was in Babylon he impressed the king so much the king made him and 3 of his friends advisors to the king they were captives far his slaves but they were part of the Kings in a circle there's a lesson there you don't have to be restricted by your state's you by your station in life no matter where you were born no matter who your parents are no matter what side of the tracks you have gone God can use you for His glory he can elevate you he can lift you up he can promote you he can bless you that's what God does don't ever think that your circumstances dictate to you who you have to be and what you have to be so will to in the Bible to the Book of Daniel will turn to Daniel Chapter 2. And we're going to pick up on this incredible story as we do like you to think about what we're doing what we're actually doing is testing to see if there's a God you can trust and if there is think of the implications it means you can believe God It means you can believe the Bible it means you can expect what the Bible says to be true you can expect what the Bible says is going to happen will actually happen and perhaps most importantly of all means you can trust God with your life. Daniel Chapter 2 was in one now in the 2nd year of never could Mrs rain Nebuchadnezzar had dreams and his spirit was so troubled that asleep. When the king gave command to call the magicians the astrologers The Sorcerers and the Kal the ns to tell the king his dreams so they came and stood before the king and the king said to them I have had a dream in my spirit is anxious to know the dream then the callee and spoke to the king in Aramaic Oking live forever tell your servants the dream and we will give the interpretation this is one of history's most famous cases of insomnia the King had a dream it woke him up he couldn't sleep couldn't remember what the dream was couldn't remember what it meant made a profound impression on the book and as a dreams were important to the people like him back then because it was believed the gods revealed they will to the ancient Ruelas by dream records of ancient Mesopotamia tell of many important royal dreams the king employed counsel is to help him with such mysteries but he can never get in as a to tell them what he had dreamed so they could then interpret verse 5 the king oncet and said to the Kal the and my decision is firm if you do not make known the dream to me and its interpretation you shall be cut in pieces and your houses shall be made an ash heap However if you tell the dream and its interpretation you shall receive from me gifts rewards and great honor therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation never can is a meant what he said it's impossible to underestimate how powerful this man was anything that happened in Babylon was merely the echo of his royal will so let me ask you this Can people read the future I'll tell you this someone want to say I read recently. That a shocking amount of Christians believe in the new age now maybe not lock stock and barrel but a huge amount of Christians have one or 2 or more new age beliefs for example dealing with crystals which a said to promote healing look that's bunk it's new way it's not Biblical and it's not science but even Christians crystals because you know you just never know there are many other beliefs such as reincarnation it's a new age belief a Hindu belief but it's crypt into the New Age This isn't biblical So let me ask if people can read the future because there are people today who go to palm readers and mediums and fortune tellers and psychics who cannot read the future at all that's not God's way of doing business you know something you do not need a psychic to tell you what to do in the future fortunetellers themselves have admitted that what they do is fakery you might say it's not all fake No I agree with that either it's fakery or it's the devil lying to people through a medium it's God has already said that he knows and can reveal the future what we read before in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your pogs no need to consult a spirit medium all the horoscopes or a palm reader to get some sort of sense of security about the direction of your life you can go to God you can trust him you can commit yourself to following the leading of the one who made you you can sleep at night knowing you're getting the best direction you possibly could now these Babylonian wise men they probably were practicing the art of astrology predicting the future based on the movement of the stars and they likely practiced x. to specific with a. This is quite quite amazing they'd inspect the internal organs of slaughtered animals and chip Patton's and surgeon and normally it's no surprise they were able to tell the king what his dream was so they said didn't have a good measure and we pick it up in verse 7 Let the king tell his servants the dream and we will give its interpretation the king oncet and said I know for certain that you would gain time because you see that my decision is for. You know what I asked the king to tell them his dream so they could make something up these wise men were only as wise as the best stories so they started stalling for time and it didn't work out too well those 9 if you do not make known the dream to me there is only one decree for you for you have agreed to speak to lying and corrupt woods before me till the time has changed therefore tell me the dream and I shall know that you can give me its And to protection the Cal the ins on to the king and said This is not a man on earth to go until the king's matter therefore no lord king or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician astrologer all Kielty and it is a difficult thing that the king requests and there was no other who can tell it to the king except of the gods whose dwelling is not what for. For this reason the king was angry and very furious and gave the Kamandi to destroy all the wise men of Babylon that was it they would do it and the problem for Daniel was that he and his 3 friends were considered to be among the wise men of Babylon not because they were magicians and fortune tellers a looked at internal organs of animals but because of the way that proven themselves and Daniel Chapter one when they 1st arrived in Babylon so when never going is a sentence the wise men to death that included Daniel and his friends had enough Michel and as a riot we know them better as shed wrecked me shaken a bit. Their lives were on the line too so they did what everyone should do and confronted with a crisis like this and watch that. They prayed they prayed and look what happened been Daniel went to his house and made the decision known to head and I am Michel and as a rider his companions but they might see mercies from the God of heaven consuming the secret so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon as versus 17 and 18 if you need on says you can be sure you can get your answers from God he's always ready to oncet prayer I want to encourage you to be in the habit of praying of talking with God take your case to God that we can cost all alkie is upon him because he cares for us is next something when you stop and think about it this universe is Vos it's huge El Milky Way galaxy is at least 100000 light years across which means that if Adam started travelling at the speed of light when he was created 6000 or so years ago 196000 miles a 2nd. He'd only be 10120th of the way across the Milky Way by now. Adam at the start of creation and was traveling at the speed of light would by now be 120th of the way across the Milky Way huge isn't it and the Milky Way is just one of the billions of galaxies that exist the universes that Vost it when Daniel and his friends prayed the God who made it all heard them and their prayer isn't right amen Daniel 219 the Bible says that the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision so Daniel blessed the God of Heaven God reveals the dream to Daniel and he comes now Daniel to the fabulous courts of the planets greatest monarch and reveals his great dream never could nesses great dream to him Daniel to pick it up and. The one you Oking will watching and behold a great image this great image whose Splenda was excellent stood before you and its form was awesome this images head was of fine gold its chest and arms of silver its belly and thought of bronze its legs of its feet partly of iron and partly of clay you watched while a stone was cut out without hands which struck the image on its feet a vine and clay and broke them in pieces then the eye in the clay the bronze the silver and the gold were crushed together and became like chalk from the summer threshing floor the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth this is the dream or no we will tell the interpretation of it before the king we notice that we don't you are saying it's not me it's we God it working through me. Imagine his astonishment is never good news or heard it described in the very dream that so troubled him yes that's it I'm edge yes yes that's it the lights were coming on his eyes were getting big exactly what I dreamed but knowing the dream wasn't all he wanted he wanted to know what it meant so now Daniel tell was the King not only what it was he dreamed but what the king what the dream meant in a few of the says God reveals to us what will take place of of the next 25100 years of human history and beyond now realize this God put himself on the line here if what God says isn't true. And courage to walk away from the Bible and not look back but this prophecy actually provides the basis for the major apocalyptic prophecies of the Bible Daniel and Revelation a based on Daniel 2 it's the foundation of Daniel 2 isn't reliable the whole Bible collapses like a house of cards so let's look at that dream let me turn back to Daniel Chapter 2 here it is and will pick it up in verse 37 you Oking are a king of kings for the God of Heaven has given you a kingdom power strength and glory and wherever the Children of Men dwell all the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven he has given them into your hand has made you rule over them all you this head of gold Babylon great kingdom ruled from around 605 b.c. to 539 b.c. it was known as the Golden Kingdom Daniel said to make it never can as a king you are this head of gold in other words the head of gold is Babylon big city bigger than Rome bigger than Athens 10 miles around there was an altar in throne they made from they tell us 8 and a half tons of solid gold. Never could Nessa said of Babylon and this was this was recovered discovered the whole earth was prostrate at Babylon speak he wrote Babel on the city which is the delight of my eyes which I have glorified it may it for interesting Lee One might assume or even deduce that he wrote that off Daniel had interpreted this train may it. For ever but for all that verse 39 but you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours this was the king of media Persia a joint to kingdom of 2 peoples all nations ruled from 539-2331 b.c. is inferior to gold meet a good show was inferior to Babylon represented by the the chest and now you see what's happening here the Bible and to protect itself we're not guessing what it means elsewhere the Word of God which refers to the media. Elsewhere the Bible runs through these 4 kingdoms elsewhere some of these symbols and signs are interpreted you get the Bible interpret itself that the Bible being Its be its own exposure to its own and to parts and you'll be standing on solid ground Daniel $239.00 then another a 3rd kingdom of Braun's which shall rule all the. Kingdom of bras next world ruling power Greece which ruled from 331-2168 Alexander the Great of Greece conquered the world but then and the 4th kingdom shall be as strong as I and in as much as I and breaks in pieces and shatters everything and like I in that crushes that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Vanquished by the armies are depicted in never can as his dream the legs of mine historians refer to Rome as the Ouyen Kingdom Advent question everything before it ruled from 168 the demise of Greece down to 476 a.d. And you know what we're seeing here we're seeing something that was predicted 600 years before the birth of Christ and everything that God said would unfold hasn't unfolded exactly as God said it would God predicted the rise of 4 world ruling kingdoms Babylon Mito Persia Greece Rome and notice what verse $41.00 says whereas you saw the feet in toes partly of potter's clay and partly of on the kingdom shall be divided yet the strength of the eye and shall be in it just as you saw the eye and mixed with ceramic clay God says Rome will not be counted will be divided so what happened to run it wasn't subjugated by another great power it wasn't overthrown by another nation it was repeatedly attacked by Bob burying tribes that swept down from the north and Rome instead of being conquered and another kingdom in its place was divided into 10 nations many of which became the nations of Europe recognizable today Rome was finally and irrevocably divided in the 476 a d. It's incredible God pick should run dividing into 10 nations showing that after the legs a vine of Rome would come the feet of and Clay the 10 toes representing the 10 divisions into which run felt Now what right there because I've heard people say Bible doesn't say anything about 10 toes and he preaches saying 10 nations and you're saying it's 10 nations because of the 10 toes. No the Bible doesn't say anything about 10 toes but there are 2 points to consider it says something about 2 feet. Doesn't doesn't it's his feet so maybe they were 10 feet you know they were 2 feet because he had legs and on it was a statue of a man if they were to feed How many toes were there there were 10 toes but somebody said well they were having 3 toes on each feet so they were good night and when you get over to Daniel Chapter 7 saying flowed different symbols 10 horns on the head so it's 10 there's no question and notice that God says although people would again try to reunite the European empire that it would never happen God promised the Bible says and I want to read this to you just as you saw and mixed with ceramic clay this is verse 43 they will mingle themselves with the seed of men but they will not add here to one another just as I am does not mix with clay the King James says they will not cleaved one to another over the years many people have tried you go to Paris and know and all that so much you see that makes it very very clear Napoleon was on a quest to become the European Emperor Hitler tried to reunite Europe because the Wilhelm tried all of them on a quest to put back together what God had divided Queen Victoria was known as the grandmother of Europe to the fact that so many of her descendants rose to high places in royal families across Europe King Christian the 9th of Denmark was known as the father in law of Europe 8 European monarchs were grandchildren of one or the other of those too. But the Bible said that the nations of Europe would not cleave one to another and look what's happening in Europe today well I know the news can change any time but the Eurozone has been in some chaos for years economies at tanking days disunity God has said they shall not cleave one to another let me share a story with you you may even have heard the story is a great story and it dictates how real life dictates it reveals how reliable this book the Bible is and in particular. How trustworthy Daniel Chapter 2 is of a friend whose grandfather was in the German army during World War 2 He was a committed Christian life in the German military was difficult for him but in spite of frequent ridicule and antagonism he maintained his faith in God and his belief that the Bible was truly God's will one day from and you can read about this in a wonderful book called a 1000 shall fall if you've not read it read it if you don't have it by it's wonderful one day Franz household was invited by a superior officer to bring his Bible to a morning meeting and he was surprised to find 2 other officers present at the meeting including a lieutenant who'd been hostile to France and his faith in God. So during this discussion front's took the opportunity to ask the gentleman a few questions of his own remembering that in civilian life the captain had been a history professor. Asked him if he could chik the historical accuracy of some of the Bible's prophecies the captain was very gracious and so he agreed while the men listened in rapt attention Frons detailed the prophecy from Daniel to and he interpreted for the German army offices explaining from history that the Babylon came the kingdoms of meta Persia then Greece and finally the monarchy of Rome now the former history professor was impressed everything is accurate he said I've never heard anything so amazing in my life but then bronze Ahas all explained the rest of the dream he actually took as a life into his own hands when he explained to them that the 10 toes on the feet of the image represented the 10 nations into which the Roman Empire dissolved many many miles from Germany during the the whites hot heat of World War 2 This young man explained to his superiors that in spite of the best efforts on the part of military and political leaders the divided Roman Empire could never be brought back together in other words he was telling them that the Bible made clear that Hitler was doomed to fail and if it was doomed to fail then this young man's company over a 1000 miles from home on Russia's eastern front would certainly fail to it was remarkable for them because of what this young man was saying was true the likelihood of any of the men in the room that morning ever making it home to safety was extremely remote if it was going to fail they'd fail and way over there in Russia. Failure was not an option you wanted to think too much about for France to even suggest that Hitler might not win the war was a punishable offense but based on the prophecies of this remarkable book The military men knew that they were involved in plans for the world fog greater than those of adults they realize that based on what they recognize to be true from the Bible that they were involved in the outworking of the purposes of God Himself so this young man chose his words carefully so the Bible's predictions have been proved accurate again and again and if they're accurate here it means that we're fighting a losing battle the captain abruptly dismissed the meeting and asked Franz if he could borrow his Bible a week later he approached the man and gave him an order that would prove ultimately to save their lives he told fronts to begin stockpiling gasoline so that when the end of the war came they'd have enough fuel to make it back on when it was defeated and the time came for German troops to withdraw from Russia and flee to Germany and safety from this company Piney Apoc company 699 had all the fuel it needed to travel the long distance and make it safely home and a man God said 4 kingdoms then they'll divide it all happened exactly as predicted see if you're a skeptic you've got to be seriously considering the Bible Now this isn't good luck on the part of the Bible writer if you have faith this waiver in you've got to admit that there is something amazing not only about this book but about it's all thing can you trust a God like that oh yes you can how can a person have a hope in a world that seems to be spinning out of control the same bible that paints an accurate picture of valid a reveals to us that there is a God who holds the future in his hands prophecy reveals that God knows where this world is headed and that he has a perfect future prepared for you as well. See friend it's true that force is much larger than us propelling this world in a catastrophic direction there is one who knows there's one who has a plan to prevent this world from self destructing entirely will peace come. From Italy yes God will bring it is there a future for our children and our grandchildren and our great grandchildren yes there is how do we know that because the prophecies of the Bible tell us these prophecies have been so reliable so accurate given centuries before the fulfillment these prophecies tell us that in spite of the madness around us the best is yet to come let's go back and complete that great prophecy in Daniel Chapter 2 starting in verse $44.00 and in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed and the kingdom shall not be left to other people it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand for ever in as much as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it broken pieces the bronze the clay the silver and the gold the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass after this the dream is certain. And its interpretation is. Here the Bible tells us that Jesus hasn't forgotten you wherever you are whatever you're going through you have no faith in the world that's Ok Jesus is coming back to make all things right he'll sit up a kingdom that will never a way look at what the Bible said the dream is. The interpretation is sure he has something you can have confidence in Jesus is coming again by showing that he has the ability to predict future events before they happen God shows us that there is a God you can trust now there's one more that I want to show you a prediction it's Genesis 315 and it says this and I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel that's a prediction that Jesus' ministry would destroy the works of the devil even the devil himself you can trust that if this is true and it has to be been you know what you need to do in order to secure your future in order to get the most out of life don't leave God out include God Don't turn away from God turn towards God make room in your life for God look forward into the future with confidence there is a better day coming Jesus is coming back we are going to a better land a place where the flowers never fade where the streets are made of gold where the River of Life flows and where the Tree of Life grows we're going to a place where they'll never be sin ever again there won't be pain or sorrow you won't even remember the hardships that you and you would on this earth what a wonderful future. Why does God even do it you know in the Psalms David asked a question he says What is man that you are mindful of him the son of man that you visit him a good question in other words he was saying God Why do you bother why do you bother the answers given to us in John 3 Verse 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life because God loves you God loves the people of this world God has a perfect plan in store for you a perfect future you know it's true from day to day we go through some things on this earth that we'd rather avoid but one day Joy for one day no sin one day no death one day only peace one day a friend are you getting ready for that one day that one day when Jesus comes back in the clouds of heaven and the heavens depart as a scroll and we see him then we say Lo This is our God we have waited for him and he will save us are you getting ready for that one day Are you ready for that one day Oh I know the road is long sometimes but if you take hold of Jesus' hand he'll carry you through a no Sometimes you're patient patience is tried I know sometimes it just seems as though the ball bounces the wrong way for you every single time but are you hanging on to Jesus and drawing faith and confidence from him that you're reading that would have gotten familiarizing yourself with the precious promises in the would have gotten and with the wonderful character of a God who was only good and who was only love he's coming back soon Jesus is he's coming back for you you can trust it Daniel Chapter 2 shows us the Bible is remarkable and wonderful trustworthy lean on it lean on God's word can you do that I know you can. Yes you are but God's strength is made perfect in weakness the Bible says. Don't know enough for sure it's true for all of us but the Bible says wisdom will be given to us God will give it to us Pastor I fail. The Bible speaks about Jesus who is the one who can keep you from forming a pastor I've been falling and falling Yes sure but that Jesus is the one who can give you a way of escape the Bible says so in 1st Corinthians chapter 13 he is the way of a skate crowd of many a live crowd of this amazing book get it in here and in and in here your head and your hot and trust God He is a God you can trust Let's tell him now We purpose to trust him pray with me would you balance head please Father in heaven we want to trust you. I feel like saying as the person in the Bible said Lord I believe help them on unbelief. Would you please don't let us go and give us the grace and the good sense to not let you go we thank you Daniel chapter 2 it shows us reveals to us so much we believe that. We want to trust you for him do you want to trust God I don't quite know what that looks like in your life in your context but you do. What I want to trust you with my marriage I want to trust you with my children I want to trust you with my education. But to trust you with my employment situation. I want to trust you with my high to trust you that you forgive me of my sin and trust you that you raise me up to walk in newness of life I trust you that Jesus will come back to get me and take me home for him raise your hand if your prayer is I want to trust you wrote I want to trust you going to that left up you head. At on this thing we raise our hands and. We trust you we believe you. Thank you that you are God we can trust in Jesus name please say. A man a man and a man thank you so very much for joining me today I'm looking forward to getting together with you next time so one more time we can be in the would God bless you and keep you.

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