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Phil Mills Sr.
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Phil Mills Sr.

Dermatologist in Northern Georgia

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  • April 1, 2020
    11:45 AM
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I couldn't ignore a great event in the history of the world which happened yesterday you may have seen it in the news it occurred in Lansing Michigan our newest grandchild Chloe Michelle Mills born last evening a little after 8 pm 7 pounds 2 ounces 19 and a half inches and we have an impartial unbiased cerebral an honest evaluation from Kevin Lango her other grandfather who is a dispassionate accountant I accept his cool headed completely objective assessment he said Chloe is a beautiful baby. Chloe His name is a Bible name and we pray that she will grow up to be a worker like the Chloe in the Bible and effective ministers in effect of ministry for the Lord so you probably know Keith Mosher is a long term missionary in the country of Congo in Africa and headed up a mission ministry called Congo frontline missions headquartered in. Congo getting his family were working with a team and true frontline mission service in the largest blessing their expanded work the mission had a number of students and workers one of the young workers was from a nearby village since the mission was about 5 miles from the main road the mission had an old flat bed bed truck for road maintenance one of the important safety rules of the mission was that no worker was to sit on the edge of that flat bed one morning in the fall of 2017 a group of workers went out to work on the road in the 22 year old worker from a nearby village disregarded the rule tragically as the truck was moving it struck one of the potholes in the road and bounced the worker lost his balance fell from the truck the physician at the mission clinic rushed to the scene but the worker died instantly and the physician could only pronounce him dead. When it was clear that the young man is dead mission workers rushed to the Mosher home breathlessly saying that the missionaries must leave the mission station at once if they wanted to save their lives for villagers would blame the missionaries for the death that would come that had happened and would come and kill them there was no time to lose it was no small feat to get 4 small children out of the door without delay with only a few diapers and children's clothes that could be grabbed as they rushed out the door within 3 minutes Keith family and parents who were visiting them crowded in that are their vehicle and started driving beyond the local village to the nearest city where they could report the situation to the police the road was a dirt road with mud holes and ruts and their progress was slow to the fleeing missionaries it seem like only seconds before a mob on motorcycles formed and began to pursue them continuously blaring their horn that in that culture meant ims merge and say pointing at the vehicle shouting that inside the missionary vehicle were murders that must be stopped not to let them get away some had gasoline containers and they attempted to throw gasoline on the motors vehicle to set it on fire as you can imagine the experience was terrifying for Keith as he realized that his entire family including his children his parents and his mother in law were going to die when he told me the experience he said that every occupant in the car from oldest to the very youngest was earnestly praying for deliverance road conditions continued to slow them down through their rearview mirror Keith watched the motorcycles behind them he knew that he must keep ahead of the motorcycles for if any passed on the motorcycles would then trap the car and their vehicle and it would be surrounded by the mob with a sense of helplessness. He saw the motorcycle numbers swelling and he realized the motorcycles were gaining on his vehicle he continued to drive as fast as the roads would allow any dodge the rocks larger or roots and holes and drove through people walk broke around people walking in the road Kasia Lane went through a very muddy patches that threaten to cause the car to be hopelessly stuck but they managed to make it through each obstacle somehow Keith was able to stay ahead of the motorcycles until they reached the city but at that time motorcycles begin to pass him however before the vehicle could be trapped he was able to turn onto a side street to take an alternative route to the police station this momentarily save them until they came to a section of the road under repair a road block stop all further travel travel they were now trapped the mob quickly surrounded and begin beating on the vehicle demanding entrance just as they realized they were going to die a policeman came to their vehicle he jumped in the car on the driver's side and begin to drive the vehicle with the policeman driving the vehicle the mob opened up in the policeman drove the occupants to the nearby police station as they entered they realized they were safe at last Well the police station was protecting from a village mob another mob marched to the campus looted homes though their life had been preserved Keith and his family have been forced to permanently leave the Congo if he returned to the mission station he would be killed when Keith told me the story I begin to understand the need for cities of refuge in ancient cultures this same type of violent reaction could occur whenever there was an accident that caused a lot of loss of life this is why God instructed Israel to create cities of refuge where innocent individuals could flee for safety. Roads to these cities of refuge were to be kept in good repair so that one trying to escape would be able to travel without the hindrance that the Mosher family faced going to the police station notice the description of such cases in the book of patriarchs and prophets he who fled the city of refuge could make no delay family and employment were left behind there was no time to say farewell to lob and his life was at stake and every other interest must be sacrificed to the one purpose to reach the place of safety where in this was forgotten difficulties were unheeded the fugitives dared not for one moment slackened his pace until he was within the wall of the city within the City of Refuge the accused to be safe until the Erie saved a fair court trial if the judge found the accused innocent of premeditated murder he would be protected but only if he stayed within the city limits only if he remained only if he dwelt in the city. Notice vs $26.00 starting with verse $26.00 of numbers $35.00 but if the man Slayer that is the one responsible for the accidental death the accused at any time goes outside the limits of the city of refuge where he fled and the avenger of blood finds him outside the limits of his City of Refuge and the avenger of blood kills the man Slayer that he that is the Avenger shall not be guilty of blood the one who was accused of being responsible for the death the accidental man Slayer was safe within the city limits but could be slain outside those limits and an inventor who took the man Slayers life would face no penalty he would not be considered a murderer for taking the life of the man Slayer who ventured outside the city of refuge. That's the Bible teaches that life is precious and there are consequences in taking life even if it's accidental how careful God wanted his people to be to be to of void even accidental deaths with that background let's turn to Psalm 91 this chapter contains wonderful promises of safety and security from all dangers but all the promises are conditioned on the opening phrase you can say it with me he who dwells in the secret place of the most high the promises of security these promises of safety are only promise for those who remain within the city limits those who dwell in the secret place of the most high those who leave the secret place of the most high forfeit this protection are you living are you dwell ing in the secret place of the most high do you live in the City of Refuge you may remember the story of Show Me I Solomon promised in safety as long as shimmy I stayed within Jerusalem city limits and to me I promised he would have died in Jerusalem show me I built a house and stayed in Jerusalem for a time but after 3 years business interest led him to leave Jerusalem briefly however leaving the safety and security of the City of Refuge caution me I his life like show me I do welling in the secret place of the most high provides our only safety whatever we allow to draw us away from the secret place may cost us our eternal life. Is there any business any food any thought any activity that takes us away from this city of refuge is anything more valuable than eternal life Jesus ask for what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and moves a soul. Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul if those who live in the palaces of kings consider it an honor what kind of honor must it be for us to live well in the palace of the most high the secret place of the most high is not a place we visit like we visit a museum this is a place we live the place we abide this is our home shimmy I was required to stay in Jerusalem this was the capital city of the greatest nation on earth this was the home of the wisest King Solomon the Queen of Sheba declared about you Solomon happy are your men and happy Are these your servants who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom the requirement that shimmy I stay in the King City the city of refuge wasn't a prison sentence for Shumi I it was a high honor but shimmy I came to look at this honor as a restriction of his business interests as an abridgement to his freedom as a yoke of bondage and he chafed under it he came to the place that he would rather risk his life outside the restrictions of the king than dwell in the King City shimmy I left the protections and honor of the city and paid for it with his life how do you look at dwelling in the secret place the most time is the Christian life one of restrictions to you or is it one of the highest honor in freedom when we venture outside the freedom of God's law we are sacrificing the security of God's protection if you think you can venture beyond the borders of God's law outside the protection of the secret place of the most high. Your children will follow Father follow you but they'll Fancher farther outside the safety of the laws boundaries Jesus told us. That our children would ask an important question Diderot to me 620. When your son ask you in time to come saying what's the meaning of the testimonies the statutes and the judgments that's the Lord our God has commanded you God told parent there would come this time when their children would ask why do we have all these rules why do we have to remain within the walls of God's law why do we have all these restrictions other parents on a strict as you are my friends parents at school my friends' parents at Salaskar let their children do this or that why can't we have permission to do these things to these questions are completely predictable our children our children ask us those questions this question was so important that God Himself gave parents the answer to give to their children then you shall say to your son we were slaves to pharaoh in Egypt we were to tell our children at the time tyranny of Satan and his desire to keep people in slavery we are to tell them of the war between Christ and say in the story of the great controversy we must make sure they know this story and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand we are to tell them of the mighty power of God that delivers us we are to tell them the story of God working for his people in delivering them through the ages we are to tell them of the story of Jesus in the deliverance from the cross in the Lord showed signs and wonders before our eyes great and severe against Egypt Pharaoh and all his house will tell him the rest of the story tell them the terrible consequences the sorrow and anguish that have accompanied the despisers of God and His law the despisers of good then he brought us out from there that he might bring us in to give us the land which he swore to our fathers tell them the present difficulties are small and the future joys are great we were delivered so that we could have God's laws instead of man's bondage. And the Lord commanded us to serve all the statutes to fear the Lord our God for our good always that he might preserve us alive as it is this day we explain God's wonderful law that protects us and restricts us only in ways that are absolutely necessary for our happiness our good we explain this is why we dwell in the City of Refuge which is protective walls around the city limits within the walls are peace prosperity and safety we let them know why we are not interested in venturing outside the safety of God's laws. Our safety is to dwell in the secret place of the most high for he who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty what is the shadow represent the expression under the shadow was a figure of speech for your house it represented that an individual was under the roof of in the home of and thus under the protection of another's house notice what Lott said to the inhabitants of Sodom were trying to attack the angels who were visiting his own he said do nothing to these men since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of Myra Lott was explained explaining that the visitors were under his protection since they were in his home to be under the shadow of the Almighty is to be in his home a part of his household guarded by all that protect his house and attack on the dweller was an attack on the owner and when we were in the house of God dwelling there under the shadow of the Almighty we are in a very safe place. Then the children of Israel of rose and went up to the house of God the house of God was the sanctuary the word sanctuary suggests safety a bird sanctuary is a place of safety for birds were birds are protected the house of God is a place of safety where people were protected a refuge is a place where people flee for safety people who Flay flee are known as refugees we are refugees in the secret place in those times God's house the sanctuary was a place of refuge in the Hebrew word for sanctuary is based on the word holy it is the presence of God that makes something holy where holiness is God is and where God is there is safety a place of holiness is a place of safety because it is a place where God is the Bible gives us examples of people who dwelt in the secret place of the most high the sanctuary look tells us now there was one and a prophet s. and this woman was a widow of about 84 years who did not depart from the temple but served God with fastings and prayers night and day and spoke of him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem and did not depart from the temple which was the house of God If you don't depart you abide where you abide you dwell we should notice what David said. In some 271 thing have I desired of the Lord that will I seek what's the one thing that David desired and saw that I may do well in the house of the Lord all the days of my life the Bible shows it's possible he was an 84 years old still Delling in the house of the Lord notice that Welling in the house of the Lord provides 3 necessities of life to behold the beauty of the Lord David said this is companionship we get to know him my wife and I will be married for 45 years in September doesn't seem possible but we will have our golden anniversary in just 5 years but as I have gotten better and better acquainted with my wife I have discovered she has excellent season gifts that I never dreamed. That she had when I married her she is far wiser talented in a superb woman than I imagined when we were married and over the years she is more beautiful than the day I married her and this is what David is talking about as we dwell with God We come to know him better than we discover more and more of his Excellency's this morning my wife was very impressed with what she read in her private devotions and she shared it with me it fits with what we are meditating on together busy evening this is from. This day with God page 101 do you manifest impatience and utter hasty words are you full of self esteem have you lustful thoughts and practices are you doing things directly contrary to the purposes of God are you robbing your heavenly Father by withholding your talents and your heart from him when it ceased doing this way why not make a full surrender to God He will impart to you his light and peace and you will taste of the salvation. Do not any longer bring to God a lame diseased offering your powers mental and physical are enfeebled by your own course of transgression but such an offering is not acceptable to heaven why not come on and be healed of all your infirmities and offer a living sacrifice holy and without blemish and have been robbing God in ties and offerings she continued here is instruction for you says the Lord bring me all the ties into the horse of storehouse that there may be meat in mine house and prove me now here with the Lord of Hosts if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out blessings that there shall not be room enough to receive it why not take the lord of this word it's our privilege to experience the joy of Christ it would be a difficult matter to convince those who have tasted of the rich knowledge of Christ that he is as a rich how to drive ground without form a communist and he may become to our souls the chiefest among $10000.00 and the one altogether lovely to be found in Him friend that's precious the little e. of the valley she continues I love him I love him it would be a difficult that see Jesus I I see in Jesus matchless charms I see in him everything to be desired by the children of man let us come to the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world let us through his merits in righteousness obtain a fitting up for heaven the broken in contract hard he will not despise to the world Jesus is a is unattractive as a rut out of dry ground he is without form and comeliness when they see him there is no beauty they desire is Gentle Grace. His unselfish generosity his self-denial his self-discipline his tempered habits his unassuming modesty his unswerving obedience to the law of God his poverty is uncomplaining unthankful spirit even under abuse his life of prayer this was no beauty they wanted or could appreciate but to David the 1st necessity dwelling in the secret place of the most tide welling in the house of the Lord was beholding the beauty of the Lord and the more the beauty of the Lord is beheld the more beautiful it becomes in beholding his beauty transform and forms us for it is written we all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord our being transformed into the same image but in addition to companionship and Welling in the secret place of the must hide well in the house of the Lord and of the shadow of the Almighty is rough brings us the 2nd necessity of life guidance as David said it was his highest desire to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life not only because it gave him the life transforming companionship of Jesus but also because it gave him the saved guidance he could enquire in his temple he could have his questions answered in a time of apostasy and war the Bible says the children of Israel rose and went up to the house of God to inquire of God If you want to be good guidance you want to you went to the house of God and there inquired of him we all need guidance but it is only those who dwell in the secret place of the most high who receive reliable guidance but there was a 3rd necessity dwelling in the secret place of the most high furnished. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his book 1000000 this is the secret place of the most high in the secret place of his tabernacle he shall hide me sheltered protected no evil can harm me resting in Jesus I am safe evermore notice again the 3 essential of life that dwelling in the secret place of the most high provides 1st and foremost companionship and fellowship with our wonderful Lord the 2nd essential of life that dwelling in the secret place of the most high provides is a place of continuous direction in guy. The 3rd essential of life provided to those who dwell in this secret place of the most high is protection and security let's examine this 3rd essential a little closer he who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress my God in Him I will trust the secret place of the most high is a refuge and a fortress there is a reason that we can never be overcome by the enemy inside the fortress and there's a reason that we can never not be overcome by the enemy outside the fortress in so Satan tries to entice us away from this impregnable Fort try to stress so he can overcome us we saw that the House of God was illustrated by the tabernacle the temple of the Old Testament but in the New Testament the house of God is the church the house of God which is the Church of the living God the pillar and the ground of the truth the church is not an important it is a refuge in need to grounded in truth. The church is God's fortress his City of Refuge which he holds in a revolt of world do not think that active church membership church attendance is an important church support is not an important it's a part of dwelling in the secret place of the most high the church as part of God's protection of his people and those who reject the church those who are critical of the church are not dwelling in the secret place of the most high it is part of the companionship part of guidance and part of the protection God provides to those dwelling in the secret place of the most high through his church what makes the church a protective fortress is the building now our refuge our fortress is not a fortress of a strong building it's not a refuge of massive rocks stones or concrete it's not ornate architecture or the number of its members it is God Himself that is our fortress and it is the presence of God that makes the sanctuary a place of companionship guides and protection it is the presence of God that makes the church a place of companionship guidance and protection he is our refuge and for and for Chris our trust is in the provider not his provisions our trust is in the one who provides not in what he provides whenever I am afraid I will trust in you but he said to them it is I do not be afraid do not be afraid of sudden terror nor of troubles from the wicked when it comes why he delivers us from the snare of the flower and from the perilous pestilence He covers us with his feathers in under his wings we take refuge. David said The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear the Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid no wonder David say my soul shall make its boast in the Lord look again at verse 3 of Psalm $91.00 surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence of the word Surely it means certainly without a doubt God will deliver those who dwell in the secret place of the most high His promise is sure he cannot lie notice the dangers that we will surely be delivered from the snare of the fowler the perilous pestilent both of these are uns seen dangers the Bible gives us some hints about the snare of the fowler Solomon tells us they carefully conceal their nets surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird it's interesting to read about the techniques of bird trappers. On Wicca Pedia Fowler spread their traps with the beer birds frequent they spread them in the bird's natural habitat at their natural feeding areas the bird catcher provides the food the bird loves using it as a bait to entice them to the trap the follower may use decoys birds to attract other birds and signal to the birds all as well and say. My wife and Rhett I had this morning read in our you know worship together where on page 162 or volume one say is willing that you should be Christians in name for you concert hit suit his purpose better if you have a form and that true godliness he can use you to decoys others in the same self deceived way some poor soul will look to you instead of looking to the Bible standard and will come no higher there is good as you and I are satisfied how can parents detect these decoys in their own home. The young are often urged to do duty they're urged to be. Urged to speak or pray in meeting urged to died of pride every step they are urged to such religion is worth nothing the fouler may utilize various bird calls to get the birds to come to the areas of the trap of Fowler may make sounds like a Christian but he's a destroyer of Christians the bird is lured into the net thinking it has found an abundant supply of food it imagines it will be stepping in a banquet with numerous fan friends little realizing that is being enticed to its destruction. On the screen you can see a homemade crude bird snatch the bird is attracted by the date and mindful of the neck. And all around I see people taking the bait and getting the trap even if we have been trapped however and we all have them he can deliver us in untangle us from the net and set us free how much better if I was never trapped but how thankful I am for his untangling me from the insta meringue nets of life he is the deliverer God takes those who dwell in the secret place of the most high under his wing it is warm soft and safe under his wing with a jealous I God watches for any dangers that might threaten those under his wing when you lie down you will not be afraid yes you will lie down in your sleep will be sweet Do not be afraid of sudden terror nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught out is God protect those in the secret place he is truth is our shield and buckler truth is the protection it detects every air. The Bible protects us because God's Word is Truth and the Church of the Living God protects us by teaching the truth and a church that teaches the truth attracts those who love the truth if the truth of Scripture is understood it protects us if the truth of Scripture is known it protects us it's God's prophetic a method a message his truth to protect us from in time danger it's shelled in a buckler Where was the secret place of the most high during the flood that destroyed the old world was inside the ark those who love truth he did God prophetic warning for the prophetic voice of Noah they boarded the boat an escape the danger accepting the truth of the prophets and living by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God is dwelling in the secret place of the most high What was the secret place of the most violent Sodom and Gomorra in the cities of planes were destroyed by fire from heaven it was getting out of Sodom and Gomorrah the secret place of the most Thais a city of refuge we enter at the moment we respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit except his gift of repentance and turn from our sins with loathing into righteousness with longing we receive from him a love of the truth we come to Jesus and we stay with him we talk to him in prayer we listen to him as he speaks the truth to us through Scripture we respond and live by its instruction letting it guide our lives it's the great virus detector he brings us into the fellowship of the church his presence cheers us and we don't get out from under his wings are you going to his wings tonight your family and in the wings we convey there by a decision responding to the desire to be there in surrendering our lives to him which is our heart our head dear lord. We're thankful that you've given us wonderful promises we want to have the high honor accepting the invitation to dwell with you and the refuge you provide on this earth will be in heaven a palace in those wonderful walls inside those wonderful and safe walls of the New Jerusalem we don't want anything to interfere with your saving war in our lines bless us now as we sleep tonight with a hedge of protection around our families give us the Holy Spirit as we seek to study the Bible and understand it. Give us strength to. Give us a hatred of sin and a love. For a crisis. This media was brought to you by Adil force a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermon please visit w w w dot audio Verse dot org.

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