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07 Revelation's Creation Connection

Mark Finley
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Mark Finley

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  • July 24, 2020
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I'm delighted that you've joined us welcome back if you've been following this series previously. 3 cosmic messages Earth's final conflict. The title of our series reflects the Book of Revelation and 3 messages that God sent to John on the island of Patmos they're called the 3 angels messages they're found in Revelation 14 verse 6 to 12 let's summarize what we have studied so far in this series this is a series of 13 separate presentations so far we've discovered the fact that all of the book of revelation leads us to make eternal choices the Book of Revelation is about the Christ who invites us to make these choices in the light of eternity We've also studied that the gospel of God's grace would go to the ends of the earth before the return of Christ that there would be a message that would leap across geographical balance Drees a message that would penetrate every line which group here is something bigger and larger than any of the small plans that human beings make in God invites us to be something beyond part of something large for him also we've studied the fact that this message that would go to the ends of the earth was pictured as being carried by angels symbolically one of those angels says with a loud voice Fear God that word fear means respect to God It's an attitude of obedience toward God that then the angel says Give glory to Him giving Gora to God is a way in which we express our faith in Him through our lifestyle we give to him by what we eat what we drink how we live our attitudes we give glory to God by the things we place in our minds here is an urgent call in the light of eternity is judgment for a full complete consecration to God. Our message says I saw another angel flying in the middle of heaven having the everlasting Gospel to preach to those that dwell on the earth to every nation kindred tribe and people saying with a loud voice for emphasis fear God give glory to Him for the hour of his judgment not will come but has come and worship Him that made heaven earth the sea and the fountains of waters here is a message that calls us in an age of evolution to worship the creator as we enter into our presentation let's pray Father we hear the call of Revelation we hear the voice of God through the Holy Spirit speaking to us and Father as we come to this important topic we pray that you would guide us by your Holy Spirit to see new things from your word speak to us through your words speak to us by your Holy Spirit help us see the importance and significance of creation in an age of evolution we pray in Christ's name man. The title of this present ation is creation speaks creation speaks to us of God's love creation speaks to us of God's power creation speaks to us of a God who restores this world in it's a Denecke splendor creation speaks to us of a creation in the past a new creation in the future and how God wants to newly create our lives come back with me over the decades to the 18 and forty's economic philosophic and scientific movements were changing the world it was here in the 840 s. fact in 844 the Charles Darwin published his 1st draft of The Origin of Species that book The Origin of Species focusing on evolution would change the thinking of the world it was in 844 that Karl Marx was working on his manuscript of The Communist Manifesto another movement of human ism and of dialectic materialism that would change the world in $840.00 Samuel Morris made the 1st digital transmission there Morse code that the instant communication method would again be part of a scientific movement that would change the world. By 859 Darwin's thoughts had fully developed and as they did when he published The Origin of Species many believers in that theory of evolution sensed that we had come to a pivotal moment in the history of this world in fact one wrote this Darwin's Origin of the Species published in $859.00 remains one of history's most influential and talked about scientific papers it introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection a theory that became the backbone of modern biology on the origin of species changed the way people think about the world in the origin of the world the impact of evolutionary thought on science on philosophy on psychology and religion is in calculable the essence of evolution is this it is their survival of the fittest and if you take evolution to its logical conclusion there is no basis for a moral ethic we are simply in a large protein molecules were simply a random combination of genes in chromosomes Where is there a moral ethic if we are simply in a large protein molecules and a more intelligent form of the animal species there is no basis for a moral ethic there is no more reality on that basis so evolution really changed not wholly science not only philosophy and psychology but it totally changed the way people think about life but at the same time. Karl Marx and Frederick Ingles were writing the 1st drafts of the Communist Manifesto evolution and the Communist Manifesto have something in common and that is that life revolves around the individual and that there is no hope for eternity there is nothing beyond the grave becomes a dark hole in the ground the end of life becomes a nightmare without a morning so when you look at evolution you look at Communism Socialism in his extreme forms dialectic materialism they offer only one thing and that is self gratification today because there is nothing beyond tomorrow in fact Karl Marx said this religion is the opiate of the people in other words religion is a myth it's a fanciful myth according to Marx's understanding it is something for people that are intellectual ignoramuses some people that don't have that thinking capacity as we look at the 840 s. and we see the development of evolution we see the development of Marxism and with angles and marks and we see the origin of the Communist Manifesto we have to ask a question and the question we ask is this would God leave the world without a witness these 2 movements developing simultaneously evolution and communism produced an extremely low value on all human life by dismissing the concept of a personal God who is the creator of the universe so if you accept. Communism if you accept its atheistic view if you accept evolution and the origin of the species and the survival of the fittest you dismiss the idea of the supernatural you do away with the 1st 11 chapters of the Bible a mediately you dismiss the Genesis account and essentially. A life becomes a van in pursuit for pleasure God would not allow the world to be without a witness and so he sent a message for this hour and amazingly enough this message of the 3 angels was developing at the same time of evolution and communism it was developing there in the 1840s God would send a message to this planet he would raise up a divine movement of destiny a group of Bible Students began to study the Word of God They studied the prophecies of Daniel they studied the prophecies of Revelation and as they did they sensed in this message of Revelation the 14th chapter verses 6 to 12 that God had a special message God had a unique message God had a message for this generation that is shaped that is tailor made to meet the challenge of evolution to meet the challenge of atheism a message for us today that message was given to John on the island of Patmos John was the last of the living disciples He was there in his ninety's Patmos is an amazing place I visited it on numerous occasions about 9 miles long it's an ideal delicate Island today it has about 3000 people living there you come into its port called Scala and it was there that John exiled on the island of Patmos a prisoner for the Lord sent there by the pagan Roman emperor Domitian because John would not sacrifice to the idols of Rome and there on that island Jesus visited him there on that island John had a version of the future the island was aluminum and it with the glory of God And John there saw. These scenes that we are studying in the Book of Revelation it's the revelation of Jesus Christ in his last day message to the world here Revelation one verse 9 says I John both your brother and companion in tribulation John says you're going through trouble I understand I'm a prisoner I'm an exile on the Isle of Patmos his bones ache with pain his body was racked with at times with that suffering and the pain he says I John your brother in companion in tribulation in the kingdom and patience of Christ was on the island to Pat which is called Patmos for the Word of God in the testimony of Jesus and there on that island God broke through there on that island God moved powerfully and gave to John the Book of Revelation it was Jesus who visited John and as he did he unfolded the future and he unfolded movements that would. Come down the stream of time and he unfolded his message that would meet the challenge of the time in Revelation we read how the revelation of Jesus Christ how Jesus would unmask the plans of the devil how Jesus would reveal the plans of God revelation is not some common book not some book dreamed up by a human author it is God's message for this generation Revelation 14 is that message described as being carried by 3 angels in mid-heaven 3 cosmic messages we've been studying it fear God give glory to Him for the obvious judgment is come worship Him who made heaven and the earth and the sea in the springs of waters Incidentally when you go into the place where John purportedly and we don't know for sure received the vision of revelation and it's a cave like structure you go down the monks who are the custodians of that particular place today have placed this plaque card in I've taken a picture of it which they believe to be the heart of revelation and it says Fear God the very same verse we have here and give glory to Him for the obvious judgment is come and worship Him who made Avatar it see it offends rings of water it's quite amazing to me that the thousands of people who visit that cave see this very verse and that even the great religious leaders down through the same Cerys have since there is something special here. A call to worship the Creator in an age of evolution you know Winston Churchill once said it's not enough to have lived we must be determined to have lived for something and feed or Dostoevsky said the mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive but in finding something to live for when you understand the big ness when you understand the greatness of this message of the 3 angels it's something to live for it's a purpose that burns in your soul because you sense that when era flooded into this world through creation one era flooded into this world through dialectic materialism communism and atheism that God had a message to go to the ends of the earth to repair people for his soon return in part of that message is a Call it is a clarion call to men and women everywhere that we're not a genetic accident we're not simply skin covering bones we're not simply a chromosome or aberration we didn't simply evolve from the primeval slime but we were created by a loving god that cares for us fear God give glory to Him the our vision judgment is come worship Him who made heaven earth see in the fountains of Waters know who is the one. Who made the Avatar at sea in the thousands of words Who is he what's another name that we call this one he is the creator So here is a call in an age of evolution to worship the creator of the heavens worshiped the creator of the earth worship the one by whose very word he spoke in stars came into existence he spoke and earth appeared he spoke and this dry land was carpeted with living green he spoke in birds flew in fluttered fruit trees brung up he spoke when human life came into existence as he for Man of the dust of the ground breathed into his nostrils the breath of life the Creator the all powerful one God spoke in this world was came into existence you know my word is a declarative word I can say this is a Bible I can say that's a screen I can say that's a picture but my word doesn't create that which it says God's word is so incredibly powerful. That God when God speaks it is so even if it were never so before because when God speaks he makes it so the auto pull word out of God's mouth becomes tangible matter so when the all powerful creator the Almighty Creator says let the sun moon and stars appear the word out of his mouth carries with it creative power that creates what he declares what God says is so even if it were never so before because when God says it it happens that the power of His Word He is the all powerful creator Now why does creation matter why does it matter whether we understand this message this call to worship the creator what is the significance of that in our practical lives when you go back to Genesis one verse one the Bible says In the beginning God created now the word Hebrew word for created there is but I embarrass something that only God does He is the creator we can make something out of something God can make something out of nothing in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth to know that it was God that created means that this god is all powerful the sun for example has a diameter of approximately 860000 miles and it could hold 1000000 planets the size of the Earth I mean you talk about an all powerful God for him to speak in this sun comes into existence this magnificent orb of light in the sky it's absolutely incredible the sun is just one of a 100000000000 stars in our galaxy and the Bible says God knows all those stars by name and all powerful God and all wise God Now take the pistol stars. Are it as 10000000 times did you get that I don't have to quickly it has 10000000 times the power generated by the sun so when you look at these orbs in space you come to this conclusion God is incredibly powerful the God we serve is not weak and power less he is rather all powerful and you look at the stars somebody said if you could count the stars you'd have as many stars as they were grains of sand in the sea and God knows everyone by name God created them God fashioned them by His word and every one of them he knows he is an all powerful god he's an all wise God He is a god with supreme intelligence Isaiah says that Isaiah 40 verse 26 lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these things who brings out there who spy number he calls them by name by the greatness of His might and the strength of his power not one of them is missing the story is told of Napoleon who one day was sailing on a ship with his sailors it was a dark night the stars were twinkling in the sky and they were all standing down on the deck talking and these sailors got into a conversation about the existence of God and it's reported that Napoleon looked at them and said look up at the stars and tell me what you think. And he then left them and went on to bed the sailor standing there looking at the stars had that sense in the cosmos of the universe that God indeed was the creator when we look at creation why does it matter it matters because it tells us of an all powerful all mighty God in it as you look down through history you see how this powerful goddess worked as Israel left Egypt with over a 1000000 people coming out of Egypt well over a 1000000 they came to the Red Sea The Egyptian armies were behind them mountains kept them from fleeing further to their west there as they came to the Red Sea miraculously God opened that sea divinely he is the god that created the world with power he is the God that opened the Red Sea where they came through some 2025 miles and then this same sea at the Word of God crashed down on the Egyptian armies killing them. He is eternal power still parts the troubled waters of our lives he still opens the way where there is no way maybe you're struggling in your own life with something that is really bothering you really troubling you maybe you sense that you're too weak to go on but this God of all power this god that created the heavens and the earth this God that brought forth the sun moon and stars this God that opened up the Red Sea He is your God He is the all powerful creator or think of it here God rains manna for 40 years down in the wilderness to feed Israel he provides their need flippy in chapter 4 verse 19 says My God shall supply all your need this all powerful God is still the one that opens the troubled seas of our lives this all powerful God the Creator God is still the one that meets our every need you can trust him we did not evolve we are not merely skin covering bowed we're not simply a genetic accident come with me to the ancient sanctuary Israel was guided by a pillar of fire by night and they were protected by a cloud during the day the all powerful creator took care of his people in the wilderness and guided them this all powerful creator will guide you in the decisions that you must make in life the Creator has not forgotten his creation God calls all the stars by name and he hasn't forgotten your name. You know there was a young boy traveling on a plane and he was reading is Sunday school lesson and a professor of religion sat next to him and he thought I might have a little fun with that boy and he said boy I notice you're reading the Sunday school she must be a Christian the boy said Yes he said can you tell me son something that God can do to me one thing God can do and I'll give you a shiny apple the boy said Mr after the kid thought a little while Mr if you tell me something God can't do give you a whole barrel of shiny apple you know friend that's the God we serve not weak but powerful he is the God of creation this Christ entered into human flesh. Face Satan head on in overcame him and the all powerful god of creation. Faced Satan in human flesh trusting the father overcame temptation and His power is available for you and for me God's infinite power can defeat the forces of hell that tried to destroy us maybe darkness has overcome you maybe you felt discouraged and depressed maybe you have fallen over temptation I point you to the all powerful creator I point you to the one who in his life defeated the forces of hell and the one indeed who can chase back the evil shades of darkness in your own life I point you to this living Christ he is the all powerful creator he is the savior of the divine is Son of God The Bible says 2nd Corinthians 5 verse 17 if any man is in crises a new creation we can become new the all powerful creator can recreate in us love with it was hate kindness where there was greed unselfishness where there was selfishness purity where there was impurity see God is still in the creation business and as I open the Word of God that same word the written word in the Bible carries the power of the spoken word and as we listen to the Word of God together as you allow the Word of God to bore its way into your heart mind he will recreate you in His image if any man is in Christ he is a new what creation old things are passed away behold all things are new Christ wants to make a new you would you like to pray this prayer right now as we proceed in our presentation. Let's pause for a moment dear lord you're the creator of this world and everything in it you're the God of awesome power by faith I believe that you can make of my life a new creation I surrender to you anything not in harmony with your will and ask you to recreate your image in me joy to say Jesus I believe you can make of my life a new creation wherever you are would you like to repeat that with me right now dear Lord I believe that you can make of my life a new creation the all powerful creator is still in the business of re creation he's still in the business of inviting people to come to him and change their lives creation speaks also of a god of intricate design and careful planning when you look at creation everything about creation indicates design it does not indicate randomness it does not indicate chance it does not indicate haphazardness when you think of it the planets orbit in an orderly fashion around the sun these planets. Are not haphazard stuck up there some place in the heavens so that they are out of orbit colliding with one another but it Almighty God holds them in his say and directs them in their orbit around the sun or you think about it every seed produces after its ca and when you plant a seed in the ground the harvest is predictable apple trees produce apples oranges trees produce our inches corn kernels produce corn stalks and ears of corn strawberries plants produce strawberries there's a very orderly process in the universe we don't see randomness we don't see Chance we don't see haphazardness think of the intricate design of God you know God must have this fantastic imagination think of all the different colors of the fish think of how God places in some fish almost like a sonar radar and these fish can go to the place where they were born after they have migrated to hundreds thousands of miles from there after they've swum through the ocean they go back it's quite amazing when you think of the design of all creation when you look at Sea Life with its multi-color it's of our engine yellow and blue and greens that and you look at the way God created the birds in all the infinite variety of the birds but you look at perception you look at design you look at beauty you look at order and where there is design there must be a designer and where there is order there must be a creator because order doesn't come out of chaos you look at God and you see Intelligent Design and where there is intelligent design there must be an intelligent designer creation speaks of a god of intricate design a god of careful planning a God who is the originator of life and because of that creation matters not only does he have a plan for creation not only does he have an intricate design in all creation God's got a plan for your life your life is not to be some haphazard lack luster life with no purpose or meaning God. Has a design for your life God has created you in His image some 48 verse 14 says for this is our God our God for ever and he will be our guide even to death if God created the birds and guides them through the air of God created the fish God created youth. And the scripture says he will be your guide David cries out in ecstasy some 13914 in 1st 14 and 15 I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made marvelous are your works and that they met my soul knows well think about it David says you're fearfully and wonderfully made Think of the cell and think of the mitochondria the little life center of the cell you think of the nucleus of the cell with its amazing amazing center of all life and you begin to think about how complex we are you think about the ah and its ability to see the ear in its ability to hear the heart as it pumps its blood the stomach as I digest food the lungs in the rest of respiratory system where you think of how God was so caring what if you didn't have. Fingernails What if there were no fingernails I mean your your whapping something your fingers are always bloody and bruised What if there are no eyelashes here and your constant getting dust in your eyes or think about that little trachea in your throat that brushes out the impurities what if that didn't exist God has taken care of every little tiny detail in creation He is the God who hasn't missed one little item that's why David says I will praise you for I'm fearfully and wonderfully made my frame was not hidden from you when I was made in secret and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth David says my frame was not hidden from you another it's god news your name God knows the circumstances of your life and God has an immense purpose for your life now creation also is the basis of all worship if the devil can palm off the false would or a lie or deception of evolution there is no basis for worship why do we worship God anyway revelation for verse 11 says you are worthy Oh lord to receive glory and honor in power for you created all things and by your will they exist and were created so the worthiness of Christ to receive glory honor in power the worthiness of Christ to be worshiped is based on the fact that he created us no notice the last part of the text it says you created all things by your will they exist and were created so we've come into existence not by chance not by Randomness not by haphazard luck but by the will of God as that solemn thought hit you yet you exist by the will of God. You exist because God willed you come into existence why were you born at this moment of Earth's history why weren't you born a 1000 years ago why weren't you born 5 years from Tao further than that why are you a human being why aren't you a cow why aren't you mosquito that somebody can just simply Swat Why are you you you are you because God willed it when the genes and chromosomes came together to form the unique biological structure of your personality God through way the pattern God shaped you God formed you there is nobody like you and creation says that you're more than 1000000000 more than one of 7000000000 people calling at one another for a living space on planet earth but creation says that you're special in God's sight you are worthy Oh lord to receive glory and honor and power because you created all things by your will they are created we came into existence by the very will of God That means life is purpose that means life has meaning some 33 Verse 15 he fashions their hearts individually every baby boy. Has been created by God over though we live in a world of sickness and suffering where there are deformities that take place because we live in a broken world that child is still God's child that child is still one that God has purpose in meaning for in their life in the matter how much that little 1 May suffer in this life because of the brokenness of sin and the heartache of our world God still has an ultimate plan and one day they will be whole again Jeremiah Chapter one Verse 5 says Before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I sanctify June or Danes you a prophet to nations so it is not simply that life takes place after one is born but rather when one is conceived there is life there before I formed you in the womb I knew you God knew Jeremiah even in the womb so what does this message of Revelation Chapter 146 and 7 say it says that we're created by God that human life is sacred that is why the taking of the life of the unborn that is why the taking of the life of those who do not who are not able to speak up for themselves is a violation of the commandments of God That is why the taking of the elderly life when they can no longer make a contribution to society that is why. That is not in harmony in any way with God's Will why because creation says every life matters the life of the unborn the life of the thing those who have physical deformities their life matters the life of those who are mentally retarded that that life matters the life of those who are elderly and dying but can't contribute to society in fact life matters every life in this broken shattered world matters to God and God speaks words of hope and encouragement to every human being he has a purpose for our life the call to worship the creator is a call to understand and appreciate the value of every single human being every child has value in sight every teenager has value in his sight every adult has value in his sight every senior citizen has value in his sight rich and poor ignorant and wise all have value in the sight of God Evolution is dehumanizing because it says we're simply and in large protein molecule of the animal creation creation matters creation speaks of a god longing for personal fellowship an intimate relationship where there is design there must be a designer where there is intelligent design there must be an intelligent designer and where there is love in the universe there must be one who is the origin the heart of all love and the fact that we have the capacity to love the fact that we have the ability to love indicates the reality of an intelligent designer who we call the creator god who the Bible calls the Creator who has place that love within our hearts so the call of creation is a call to respond to his love and enter into intimate relationship with him the Christ that created us the Christ that died for us to have a relationship with us the Sabbath. Set aside at the beginning of time is that appeal by God for His desire for relationship in Genesis chapter 2 verse $1.00 to $3.00 The Bible says thus the heavens and the earth and all the host of them were finished and on the 7th day God ended his work which he had done and he rested on the 7th day from all this work which he had done then God bless the 7th day any sanctified it because in it he rested from all his work which God created in made no notice God did 3 things on the 7th day he rested Why did he rest because he was tired no he rested knowing that we would be tired and he rested in fulfillment in completion of His creation he sanctified that day he set it apart as a special day for us to have fellowship with Him He blessed that day he put a special blessing in the 7th day sabbath a blessing that's not in any other day a blessing of intimate fellowship with Him as the creator and he established the Sabbath as a memorial of creation Now don't misunderstand me we can get a blessing from God Any day we worship on but if we want the Sabbath blessing the special blessing that the Creator has placed in a day the Bible doesn't say put the blessing in the 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th day he place that blessing in the 7th day why is creation important because it calls us to fellowship God set aside the 7th day sabbath. As a palace in time as a day for us to step out of the normal routine of life the hectic pace of life the pressures of life and to have fellowship with Him Now it is true as I mention that every day we're to have fellowship with God but life presses in on us there are normal and natural responsibilities but on Sabbath every week we are called from the Monday in we are called from the common things of life we're called to have intimate fellowship with our Creator Jesus wants to have fellowship with you you know in Isaiah Chapter 43 and verse 21 the Bible puts it this way Jesus says this people I have formed for myself they shall declare my praise this people I have formed for myself and you know in Isaiah 43 and verse 4 it talks about how precious we are to God It says since you were precious in my sight and you have been honored and I have loved you see in Christ we are precious precious some time ago I read the story of a diver who was diving in the Pacific. Off one of the very remote islands and he came across something that he thought was simply an old show it was large he struggled to get it up he worked again and again in the same and in the mud the muck to get it up and finally get this little shell up large about this large and didn't know what to do with it any brought it home he dried it out it was stinking and finally he put it in some back room in his house a little later he began to have a sense maybe this shell is something special as they called in specialists in deep sea diving and particularly pearls they discovered up until that time in that house the largest single pearl in the world worth multiplied millions he had no idea how precious that discovery was Have you sensed how precious you are to God If God loses you there is no way he can replace you and that's what the Sabbath is all about it's about the God that created you it's about the God that formed you it's about the God that shaped you it's about relationship entering into a relationship with this god the Sabbath has an open arms Christ the Creator this all powerful Christ this completely wise Christ this all intelligent Christ this Christ who cares for the intimate details of creation and cares for our life you know Matthew says every one of the areas here head are numbered in other words he knows every intimate detail Matthew says in Matthew's Gospel he doesn't. Look the sparrow The Falls God. Is concerned the Sabbath is a perpetual reminder of the god that cares for us the Sabbath reminds us of the one who has provided all the good things of life for us you know in some 84 versa leavening it says no good thing will he withhold from those that walk up rightfully in a world of broken us in a world of chaos and confusion in a world of fear in a world of sickness suffering and death in a world of hurricanes tornadoes tidal waves and natural disasters the Sabbath invites us to intimate fellowship with our Creator to trust in His Love to rest in his care the Sabbath is that we sis in the desert of this world Sabbath is the eternal symbol of rest in Him The world may be in chaos but we can rest in Christ the world may be facing natural disasters but we can rest in our the arms of our loving creator the world may be plagued with sickness and pestilences and violence but we can rest in the arms of the one that cares for us in a book called selected messages on page 372 the author describes. The preciousness of the promises of God The exceeding great and precious promises given us in the holy scriptures have been lost sight of to a great extent evolution has undermined scripture atheistic communism has undermined scripture just as the enemy of all righteousness designed that they should be he has cast his own dark shadow between us and God So that's the Sabbath is calling us back to relationship with God So this dark shadow can be removed that we may not see the true character of God So Sabbath is a representation that we're resting in Christ resting in his love resting in his care resting in his goodness the Lord has proclaimed himself to be merciful and gracious long suffering in abundance and goodness and truth then. The writer says several have written to me inquiring if the message of Justification by Faith is the 3rd angel's message and I've answered it is the 3rd angel's message in verity What does that mean it means this that as we rest in the loving arms of our Creator we are resting from our works trusting Him for salvation so Sabbath is a symbol not of righteousness by works not of legalism but it's a symbol of rest resting from our labors entrusting in his works resting from any goodness that we may have trusting in His goodness resting from all anxiety about self ation and trusting in His peace that floods our hearts and floods our souls the Bible says in Genesis 23 in it the Sabbath he rested from all his work which God created and made just as God rested on the Sabbath from his work we rest from all vain attempts to achieve our salvation we rest in His Love rest in his care that's what Sabbath is all about and that's why the devil hates the Sabbath that's one of the reasons these introduced evolution to this world to undermine the Creator God so we would not sense our rest that comes only in Him Hebrews Chapter 4 verse 9 in 10 says there remains therefore a rest for the people of God What is this rest for he who has entered his rest that's Christ rest has him self also ceased from his works as God did from his on the 7th day of the week God ceased from his works and rested we rest every 7th day not because we believe he. The commandments of God saves us but we rest in His love we rest in the assurance of salvation he gives us we rest in the security of the cross we rest in the confidence of the Christ who descended from heaven to earth to live in human flesh to meet Satan head on and to die in our behalf the Sabbath is a symbol of rest not works it is a symbol of our trust relationship with Jesus now there is this sense of the Sabbath as an eternal link Now you may ask the question how is the Sabbath an eternal link and what is the Sabbath an eternal link of when you look at our world today it's a broken world it's a shattered world it's a world filled with sickness suffering and disease the Sabbath is a link in a golden chain it leads us back to creation and there at creation we sense that God created us He fashioned us we sense that he is the God of into a great design that is the God a vast intelligence in the God of all power the Sabbath leads us back to a perfect world in Eden the Sabbath also leads us to rest in Christ for our salvation but the Sabbath points us forward it points us forward to beyond what is to what will be it points us forward to eternity rather than our being locked in the time of this world when we come to Sabbath. We look forward to that eternal Sabbath where one day we will rest with Christ in eternity and one day every week we will come to worship Him with the men and women who are redeemed from all of these churches can you imagine this they come from the north and south they come from the east in the West as Isaiah says in Isaiah the 65th chapter from one Sabbath to another all flesh will come to worship before me says the Lord we come from the east of the West we come from the north and south we come to sing praises to the one that created us we come to sing praises to the one that read to us we come to worship Him for ever and ever on Sabbath through the sea so sages of Eat Dirt it why does creation matter because it points us to an all powerful all intelligent god why does creation matter because it points us to a god that has purpose for our lives why does creation matter because it points us to a god that has this world in his hands it points us to the god that created us the Christ that redeemed us and the Jesus that is coming again for us this divine creator can recreate your heart he can recreate your life would you like to say Lord you're the mighty creator pass me not gentle see if you are. While on others you are calling. Me by Would you like to say Jesus. I accept you. As my curry Ater I accept you as the one that Rican and recreate my heart and make me new again a joy to say Lord Don't Pass Me By and he has never passed by one that's come to Him Jesus that come unto me Jesus said He that comes to me I'll never cast out listen as Charles saying. Make your eternal decision for him right now. Pass and auto Gentles. Seat all hero I am a low cry was was home alone I won't call all the. News God pass the hog. Where it goes say who. Here mom I am all more or oh. While on top of now one more lead. To naught chasm even. Buried in the attic that put a road open Good to see the hi hello for we really see we are laying bare in the country your reaction. Here oh why Home see where we go over who's in your all. My home old girl I. Was. All on all those thoughts already. Heard a lot Sarah sweet God. For. All bees and I've made her in. Full I rarely see the oil a fetus here alive. Broken Spiteri stayed beat a bar and I wonder if we. Can both sit here or here I am alone lol rough are far lot of us thought for leads to whom God cares we ought. Not all the spring of all my. Purse or more than i do we do now by owner does not and is the whole member here that bowed the. Air or say no all. My money flowed for us I. Was on other thought goal of or leak her heart and I asked the god. To use would not care speech by. God that we. Or. At. The good news is. He will not pass you by. He created you. Not simply to live. 50607080 years wherever that is. He created you not simply to live in this life. And to die and to go into the grave and have worms eat your body and be gone forever. God created you with a purpose to know him. To follow him to love him to serve Him to live with him for all eternity you have a destiny with Christ your destiny is eternity and that's what creation is all about he created you because he wants you with him forever he redeemed you on the cross of Calvary because he wants you with him forever. He's coming back to take you home because he wants you with him forever there's nothing more important to Jesus than your being with him forever that's what these 3 cosmic messages are all about it's about a god that loves you so much that he wants you with him in eternity Let's pray together Father in heaven. We thank you for a god that longs to be with us a God that considers us precious in His sight a God that's created us unique. That we have a special place in your heart that only we can fill and so Lord we long on this earth to have that friendship with you we hear the call. Of Christ through these messages of the 3 angels to worship the Creator and Lord we desire with all of our hearts to worship you now and forever in Christ's name on the.

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