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Creation- Genesis as the Foundation

Benjamin Ng
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  • May 23, 2020
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Father in Heaven Lord thank you so much for this time that we have to come and study your word Lord thank you that you have been with each and every one of us and the Lord you are still raining in the heavens above over the affairs of men and women and Lord even as we are in the midst of this crisis yet I know that we can still find comfort in your word that we can still grow and I pray the more than anything else you would send your Holy Spirit now to teach us and to guide us and to speak so intricately and so personally to each and every one of our hearts so Lord police bless our time together for you pray in Jesus' name amen. So this quarter's lesson has been about the Bible I hope that you have been enjoying it I hope that you've been reading a Sabbath school lesson and it's been a very good lesson together as we have been going through Bible interpretation with lots of Bible translations a couple of weeks ago. All things related to the Bible and this week it's very interesting it's about creation why is the Genesis story such an important foundation even when it comes to scripture why are these things important for us to understand and so look let's turn our Bibles to Genesis chapter one and verse one Genesis chapter one and verse one there is a very important aspect to creation actually we're going to look at several important aspects to creation this morning as to why creation is so important to our faith and our foundation also in the Word of God of Genesis Chapter one Verse one maybe you can even recite this off the top of your head Genesis Chapter one Verse one it says in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth right there in the very 1st verse it identifies God as creator god we can know who the true God is because he is the creator and that is really what sets this God the true God apart from the rest of all the other gods that we as human beings worship the true God made heaven and earth he is creator Let's also go to Psalms 96 Psalms chapter 96 and verse 5 Psalms 96 verse 5 why is creation so important it identifies who the true God is Sam's 96 verse 5 the Bible says for all the gods of the nations are. Idols but the Lord made the heavens so here even in the book of Psalms David identifies who the true God is He made the heavens all those the rest of those other gods their their idols right why because they never created the heaven and the earth Let's also go to Jeremiah chapter 10 and verse 11 and Jeremiah chapter 10 and verse 11 let's turn our Bibles there why is creation so important thus shall ye say Unser of them the gods that have not made the heavens and the earth even they shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens so what is really Jeremiah saying all these gods that didn't make heaven on earth they're going to perish there are false gods the true God made heaven and earth and one day he will punish Eve and all these false gods so creation is important friends it is very at the very beginning there in the very 1st verse it identifies who the true God is in the beginning God created He's the one that made all these things and the things that men women are worshiping today they're not even worthy of worship because they are not creator and so look creation has been attacked since the very beginning and you know what of what what is the main thing that when we think about creation it's evolution and of course it's millions and billions of years of how we've just evolved and evolved What do you know there's this different. Version of evolution that's come out it's called punctuated equilibrium punctuated equilibrium you know what that is let me read to you it says in 1972 Ok this is not that high hole of Darwin are right in 1972 the theory of punctuated equilibrium a reversion of Darwinian theory proposing that the creation of new species through evolutionary change occurs not lol constant rates over millions of years but rather in rapid bursts over periods as short as thousands of years which are then followed by long periods of stability during which organisms undergo a little further change this is a revision if a a different version of evolution and the saying what Punctuated Equilibrium is where we change rapidly over a short period of time and then we're like that for a few 1000 years that's progress but it just happens in bursts and that's why you know people have come with a stock look you see that the ape you see the human which you know. Evolution says that's where we came from but where those people that are in-between How come you don't see a half man half ape right walking around so if evolution really was so true then why don't we see that today and so this punctuated equilibrium kind of and says that of course in a false way and it says that you know that they evolved really quickly to man and then we're just like this for thousands of years so. Hybrid version of evolution creation has been under attack since the very beginning and you know since the very beginning we were going to see in creation all these things that Satan has attacked for example the days of creation. But before we get there let me just talk about evolution for a minute you know we have we have difficulty understanding the age of the world look when God created the world right he created it all the understand that so that's why evolution cannot understand creation at all because when God create the world he created it all let me explain what I mean by this for example when God created Adam right when he woke up that 1st minute when God breathed into him the breath of life and Adam woke up if you had looked at Adam view was just one minute old one second old he got up in all his glory if you had looked at Adam Hugh one thing Adam is one minute old you'd have looked at him pro and probably said in your heart or mind he's about 30 years old maybe or 25 years old or 4 years old however how old you want to be but you want to be thinking he's a baby. Are you with me so God created Adam mature he was all when God created the trees had you got a chain saw and cut the tree open you would have maybe counted hundreds and hundreds of rings and you are sat there going This tree is thousands of years old but God said Let there be a tree the tree was created and it was only one second old but God made it that way it was ancient because it was a full grown tree with fruits he didn't create blades of grass that were just little tiny things no he created the world mature Adam and Eve were mature they were all they want little kids they want babies even though they were one minute all the whole world was old so when you dig into the soil and people say let me figure out through the soul how all the world is all it must be millions of years old God created it that way it was millions of years old even though it was only one day all does that make sense so evolution. Is really a hole in in God man's understanding because really it's hard to understand creation or this world with out Scripture Let's go to Genesis Chapter one Verse 5 the days of creation Genesis Chapter one Verse 5 this is after the end of the 1st day God had already created light and God called the light Day and the darkness he called night and the evening and the morning were the 1st day and you see this throughout all the 1st 6 days of creation in Genesis chapter one and the evening and the morning where the 2nd day and the evening and the morning were the 3rd day you cannot miss understand that phraseology there that's used. God did not go and it was just the 1st day and that was it no he said the evening and the morning so God created the world in 6 literal days and this is really important for us to understand because some people say hey you know one day is as a 1000 years that the Lord so God made the world in 6000 years right no he didn't friends he didn't he made it in 6 literal days and so we get to the end of Genesis one let's turn the Bibles there Genesis chapter one and verse 31 Genesis 131 and God saw everything that he had made and behold it was what very good and the evening and the morning were the 6th day why is the days of creation so important. Why are the days of creation the literal 123456 days of creation so important is because of Genesis chapter 2 let's turn to bubbles Genesis chapter 2 now and verses 2 and 3 this is a scripture song and on the sermons they God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the 7th day from all his work which he had made and God bless the 7th day and sent to find it because that in that he had rested from all his work which God created and made friends if we don't believe in the 6 literal days of creation guess what you won't believe in the Sabbath for no way is a person going to keep a Sabbath for a 1000 years and not do any work do you see that and so really Satan he's brought in this understanding of evolution in another attempt to destroy the Sabbath and really creation which is the memorial of who the true God is so. If you don't believe a literal days of creation you get rid of creation you get rid of Sabbath you get rid of the memorial of who the true God is Exodus 20 and verse 11. Exodus 10 the chapter 20 and verse 11 the Bible says 4 in 6 days the Lord made heaven and earth and the sea and all that in them is and rest of the 7th day wherefore the Lord bless the Sabbath day and hallowed it by your friends the Sabbath it identifies the true God It identifies creation identifies the Creator God and this is why creation then becomes so important many of us don't realize this and it's dangerous to believe evolution you know I grew up studying evolution I think nearly all schools do and even in some evidence schools you will have that too you know so I grew up studying evolution it was just something that is normal to study and has become part of the curriculum it's amazing that in the roads that Satan has made even through the educational system to try to totally destroy the whole understanding of who God is that if we begin to believe in evolution we forget totally about God How important is creation Let's turn to Revelation Chapter 14 and verse 7 Revelation Chapter 14 and verse 7 this is the 1st angel's message the Bible says this same with a loud voice Fear God and give glory to Him for the hour of his judgment is come and worship him that what made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters worshiped the creator so the 1st angels message brings us back all the way to the Genesis account creation this is why creation my dear friends is soul important. I don't think God you know my kids they're learning evolution and I'm just going to tell them hey it's not true don't believe it we got to be careful what we expose our children to there's a reason why King never can as a when he brought captors into his kingdom and wanted to make them his his servants and his statesmen and his governors he brought youth because these were the most malleable these were the ones that were the most easily influenced and so friends we got to be careful with what we allow our children to be exposed to I did not import the sound into the slides there but I've been going through and I've been reading it so let me repeat read this again the warnings of the Word of God regarding the perils surrounding the Christian church belong to us today as in the days of the apostles Men tried by tradition and Theosophy to destroy faith in the scriptures so today by the pleasing sentiments of Higher Criticism evolution spiritual ism Theosophy and pantheism the enemy of righteousness is seeking to lead souls into forbidden paths to many of the Bible is as a lamp without oil I'm sorry the sound there is not working in the slight section as I change it so this is taken from Acts of the apostles for 74 Paragraph one. Acts of the apostles for $74.00 Paragraph one to many the Bible is as a lamp without oil because they've turned their mind into channels of speculative belief that bring mis understanding and confusion the work of Higher Criticism in dissecting conjecturing reconstructing is destroying faith in the Bible as a divine revelation it is robbing God's word of power to control up lift and inspired human lives by spiritual ism multitudes are taught to believe that the desire is the highest law that license is liberty and that man is accountable or only to himself friends when you bring in evolution Ellen White puts that on the same level as spiritual as a why because then we have no purpose in this life we just exist by accident that's what evolution is how do we comes of being well just from a little germ or a mollusc you see ever so creation being destroyed by evolution has much far reaching results than just all you know we just came from a German I still have purpose to go earn some money and you know the knowledge of God and His purpose for us is well nigh obliterated a white calls us spiritual ism and what it does is it robs God's word of power to control uplift and inspire human minds why if you believe in evolution then you can believe in Genesis chapter one and what's happening is really you can believe in any of the Bible because Genesis Chapter one is incorrect and so how can you trust the rest of the scriptures you see that. Let's go to another quotes and one of them to do as I'm going to try and then let you see the slides but let me just add the audio device real quickly Ok Just give me a 2nd Ok acts of the Apostles 474 Paragraph one I think there was a previous quote now we're education 128 paragraph 2 apologies for the. Technical difficulties here education 128 paragraph 2 influences Iranian slee drawn from facts observed in nature have however led to suppose conflict between what science and Revelation and in the effort to restore harmony interpretations of Scripture have been adopted that undermine and destroy the force of the Word of God geology has been thought to contradict the literal interpretation of the mosaic record of the creation millions of years it is claimed were required for the evolution of the world from chaos and in order to accommodate the Bible to this supposed revelation of science the days of creation are assumed to have been vast indefinite periods covering thousands or even millions of years so what what is happening here. Ellen White as she's talking about this she's saying look there are some people that still believe in creation story but they also believe in evolution and in order to harmonize these 2 things what are they trying to do they're trying to reinterpret the days of creation them to not mean an evening and a morning worse one day but it really was thousands of years for light to appear and so even then is not even this what what we call the shared with you punctuated equilibrium is not even that is just this hybrid version of creation not 6 literal days and you know this works well for the devil as well because why the Sabbath is also destroyed if the Sabbath is meant to be a literal day and you change these days of creation to hundreds or thousands of years then the day sabbath. Doesn't become important anymore oh I still believe God is Creator but let me reinterpret the Bible there to fit evolution friends it gets very dangerous to do that and we begin to turn people away from the Word of God give them and what she says here we undermine and destroy the force of the Word of God we've got to be so careful Here's one more quote education 130 paragraph one. A kin to the theory concerning the evolution of the earth is that which attributes to an ascending line of germs mollusks and quadrupeds the evolution of men who is what the crowning glory of the creation and so what evolution does is it destroys this understanding that God made us in His image and crowned us with His glory and on a let's go to Genesis chapter one and verse 26 Genesis Chapter one Verse 26 list on the Bibles there this is why it's so important Genesis 126 God said Let Us make man in our image after our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the file of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creep earth upon the earth friends in the creation story we are told that Adam and all humankind was made in the image of God in his character that is what the word glory means let's go to Psalms Chapter 8 verse one Psalms chapter 8 and verse one why is creation soul important the literal days of creation Psalms chapter 8 and verse one old lord our Lord How excellent is the name in all the earth who has set like glory above the heavens and then verse 5 for that now has made him a little lower than the angels and has crowned him with what glory and honor when God created human beings he crowned us with his character and so if we're coming from an ape what sort of character should we be having. What sort of glory do we possess if we came from a little germ a little cell a little mollusc if we came from all these little things that creep upon the earth and this the ape that goes on all fours there with a long tail What sort of glory should men have if we came from that friend's creation destroys even the purpose of our lives it turns us away from even the need for a good character for if God he did not exist and this world came by a big bang over millions of years what is our purpose there is no purpose there is no need to be a better person there's no need to believe in sin there is no need to believe in the fires of hell or heaven and so atheism comes around from that I don't need to believe God because I believe that I came of this all germ so all the records that are given in the Bible they're not accurate and then what is that effect let's come back to Genesis chapter one we read verse 26 just now so God created man in His image right. What else does this affect Genesis chapter one verse 27 The Bible says this so God created man in his own image in the image of God created he him male and female created He them verse 28 And God bless them and God said unto them Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the file of the air and over every living thing that move earth upon the earth friends what came along in the creation story was marriage the union between man and woman we see the detailed account of it in Genesis chapter 2 as God said it is not good that man should be alone I will make a help meet someone that is comparable to him so he got Adam to name all the animals and as they passed one by one he created them and Ned Adam is naming them and he realizes that he's all alone and so God puts him to sleep takes a river out from the side of Aaron Adam and makes Eve You see that so it was there under the trees in the Garden of Eden that God performed the 1st marriage and without this friends without creation story without understanding that God created Adam and Eve male and female we get this distorted view of marriage and relationships friends we understand who God is from our parents and if Satan can destroy the home he can destroy the very fabric of society. Just go and read Evan a stone and you'll see how important it is the role of a husband the role of all wife the role of a father the role of the mother how to train your children how to teach them where to spend your time where home schooling becomes important look at child guidance we have 2 important books just on the home friends and now even with the introduction of gay marriage Satan is defying the marriage vow even further and you know for 4 decades now people have been thinking it's Ok try before you buy you know just live together before you get married and so many people that are are famous that are the the movie stars and the sports stars and whatever they're having kids before they get married and then maybe out of 5 years when their kid is like 345 years old then they get married you know friends the Bible says very clearly in the 10 commandments don't commit adultery don't commit fornication and so really with with destroying this understanding of creation you destroy the 2 things that God blessed at the very beginning Sabbath and marriage and so the home is under attack when you get rid of creation when you get rid of this inspired record the Bible there in Genesis chapter one and chapter 2 you are destroying homes and society and human life working themselves to death without a day of rest and then homes that are just not brought up in the fear of the Lord and in with the blessing of God as well but friends there is really one major thing as well that when you get rid of creation you are really destroying what. It's found in Genesis Chapter 3 is called The Fall of Man let's turn our Bibles to Genesis chapter 2 1st though Genesis chapter 2 before we get to chapter 3 in Chapter 2 we are given this introduction of the 2 trees the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life Genesis chapter 216 and 17 and the Lord God commanded the man saying Of every tree of the garden their midst freely eat but of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil that shalt not eat of it for in the day that thou eat us there of that I'll shall surely die so death was the result of disobedience to God when you take away the creation story really you get rid of this whole part of the story as well God created the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil God created the tree of life God gave this command and what happened in Genesis Chapter 3 let's turn their familiar story I'm sure to most of us starting in verse one Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made and he said to the woman yea have God said You should not eat of every tree of the garden and what is Eve say in reply to the serpent she says we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden God has said You shall not eat of it neither shall you touch it lest you die friends what was the difference between what God said and what Eve said what was it she added something that God did not say she said neither shall you touch it lest either by you know what Eve did the right there based upon what we saw last week what did he do she just interpreted God's Word with ice or Jesus. Do you understand what I mean by that I said Jesus is reading into it your own thoughts Xa Jesus is pulling out from it what the Word of God says right she just did and he said Jesus on God's word and friends when you read into it your own thoughts your own experience anything goes everybody's correct even though my experience is different to yours I interpret it based on my experience my own thoughts my own thinking and this is exactly what Eve did she added to the Word of God and many today are still adding to the Word of God yes even though you speak according to those lines you got 99 percent of it correct but yet you talk about faith when it doesn't talk about faith you talk about the law when it doesn't talk about the law you talk about sin when it doesn't talk about sin you talk about this passage where must be referring to Jesus when it isn't you see what I mean we've got to be careful not to add in our own thoughts but Eve was the 1st one that introduced this understanding of our use of Jesus and what happened we know the rest of the story she took the fruit she ate it and not only did she eat it she ran back home and gave it to Adam and he ate it as well and as a result sin came in and death passed the pond all let's go to Romans Chapter 5 let's turn about was the Romans Chapter 5 and verse 12. Romans Chapter 5 verse 12 the Bible says this wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin and so death passed upon all men for that all have sinned friends when you get rid of the creation story you get rid of the understanding of where death came from so what we're really saying is that death is just a part of evolution it's this cycle in order to progress you must die I don't know where does that come from we don't know except it exists you see there so the whole fabric of hell fire and what will happen to the righteous what will happen to the wicked that is taken away but what we see here in creation story is how sin came into the world and where death came from and so really it was a transgression of God's word a transgression of the law but when you get rid of sin what you are really getting rid of then is a savior you're getting rid of the need of Jesus Christ do you see that and so at the very beginning we are seeing when the creation story comes under attack we are seeing the ripple effects of how far evolution takes us and what it's knocking out one by one friends this then gets rid of Jesus Christ Himself and our need for a savior do you know that when sin came in the leaves begin to wilt and all my tells us that Adam he mourned over this leaf. More than many of us mourn over our dead loved ones today it was a shocking revelation to him this is where sin came from and so God comes looking for Adam and Eve and what they're doing they're hiding and he confronts Adam then he confronts Eve And finally he confronts the serpent Let's turn our Bibles to Genesis Chapter 3 and verse 15 In fact I have the text up here for us Genesis Chapter 3 and verse 15 this was the solution and I will put enmity between the and the woman God is addressing the serpent Ok And he says I will put entity between you and the woman between your seed and her seed it shall bruise I head and bruise his heel look we've got to look at this verse very clearly why because this is what we call the Gospel in one verse the plan of salvation in one verse Let me show you how it should be rightly interpreted and I God is speaking so that is God so God will put entity what does the word enmity mean it means hatred so God will put hatred between who Satan the serpent and the woman which represents God's people because Adam and Eve would be the ones that would give birth to God's people along with the wicked as well of course but God's people and hatred between who your seed Satan seed and her seed God's people right. It what was the main focus of that 1st half of the verse it was hatred God put he put the tween Satan and God's people between satan seed and the woman seed and it the enmity shall bruise thy head Satan's And you Satan will bruise his the enmities he'll look this becomes really important for us to understand why because the key understanding there is hatred Why does God have to put hatred there because ever since Adam and Eve sinned we have loved Sin we all love to sin if we didn't love sin we wouldn't sin and so when you look at this verse God says he's going to put hatred between you and the woman between your seed Satan's seed and the woman's seed God's people that would come after right look what is this referring to that this enmity right this it do you notice let me go back pardon me this is the wrong key the enmity here at the very end it said it would bruise Satan's head and that Satan would bruise his heel that word and maty there is no longer just an emotion it's a is it's a person and so this enmity then becomes a person deceiver so there is enmity put between Satan and the woman and. Who is this person that would be bruised on the heel but yet at the same time would bruise a soap and of course we know who that is that is Jesus Christ let's turn the Bibles to Isaiah 53 and verse 5 Isaiah $53.00 and verse 5 let's turn our Bibles there it says Isaiah $53.00 of us 5 but he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities that end that he is none other than Jesus Christ who would bruise Satan's head and at the same time his heel Jesus he would be bruised representing the cross experience friends if we get rid of creation we get rid of the fall and we get rid of sin that cause death and that we get then we get rid of the need of a solution for death which is the cross we get rid of Jesus which is the very heart of the Gospel Bible Commentary volume $61113.00 hanging upon the cross of Christ was the gospel if we get rid of sin if we get rid of the creation story where sin started we get rid of the devil we get rid of God we get rid of death we get rid of the cross the need of a Savior we get rid of the Gospel we get rid of every part of the Bible friends this is the reason why creation is so important it's it's the theory of evolution has knocked out so many pillars it's created so many atheists. It's created so much wickedness in the swirled is destroyed so many people's faith in the Word of God Why simply because many of us have been taught it and held onto it since the beginning even these documentaries that you go about watching all millions of years this this fish came up on the land it became a lizard you know and then the teeth my scales migrated into the mouth and became the tooth and you know all these things and it's ridiculous but not only do we sit there and go hey this is wrong but we don't realize that at the back of our minds it's affecting us and friends look creation is so pivotable pivotal to our faith that many of us do not realize it I want to come back to this picture found in Genesis chapter 3 verse 15 Let's go back there what's the ultimate work of the gospel to put enmity hatred between us and the devil right in 1st John Chapter 2 let's turn to why was the 1st John Chapter 2 and verse 15 less than a why was there the Bible says what 1st John Chapter 2 verse 15 Love not the world neither the things that are in the world if any man love the world the love of the Father is not in him you cannot love God and the world together they are diametrically opposite to each other and so what God is saying here is do not love the world or anything that is in the world what is really saying you got to hate the world you got to have enmity against the world why because the world is inspired by the devil. And there has to be this clear line of distinction between the Christian and the world the later see in church they look warm they are trying to love God and the world at the same time and got a saying that's not possible you can't do that but look at Luke Chapter 16 and verse 13 let's turn about was there as well Luke 16 and verse that team no servant can serve 2 masters for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other you cannot serve God and Mammon you cannot you either love one and hate the other or hold to the other one and despise the other friends when it comes back to this picture look we are given this blueprint at the very beginning there has to be hatred and I the friends we're going to have hatred for Christ who are going to hatred for the devil you can't serve 2 masters Jesus is the only one that can help us to hate the world to hate sin but how look. Let's consider this as an emotion again this enmity Ok hatred God said he's going to put hatred between us and the devil but look you don't put emotion in between 2 people right you put emotion in a person's heart so really this hatred either goes in Satan's hearts or in our heart right God wants us to have hatred between us and the devil where does this hatred go look it cannot go in the devil's heart why he already hates us God does not need to give the devil more hatred for us do you see that where does this hatred really need to go in needs to go in our heart so that we can hate the Velvel hate the works of the devil hate the world not love the world so friends if this hatred is to go in our hearts how does Jesus put in our hearts remember that enmity that hatred is Jesus are you with me that hatred is Jesus Christ and so if this hatred is Jesus how do we get Jesus in our hearts John chapter one verse one what is the name of Jesus Christ here in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with the Word was with God and the Word was God So Jesus is the word how do we put the word in our hearts we got to read it. We're going to spend time in it we're going to meditate upon it the I word have I hear it in mine heart that I might not sin against the why will you not sin against Christ because when you hide the Word of God in your heart when you hide Jesus Christ in your heart he begins to give you hatred for the things that are not right that are not right choice he begins to give you hatred for sin and you know what friends we will not stop sinning until we hate sin you know many of us we congratulate ourselves because I have not sinned for a month and not committed the sin for a month we begin to get a little confident there you know we haven't done this sin for now half a year is it still a temptation Yes So how to get rid of that desire and that love spend more time in the word friends people in prison they're not enabled to sin they're not enabled to sin for many many years is there rehab is a change in the life sometimes sometimes not why simply because a lack of opportunity maybe you've just been busy at work for a month and so you haven't had the opportunity to send you come home and you're exhausted and you pass out every single day for the past 12 months some of us have been like this during the n.c.o. maybe some of you have been so busy you've got need even more busy you have no time for anything else not even your sins doesn't mean that you had victory over sin no friends until God gives us victory until he places hatred in our heart that victory is only temporary Do you understand that. This is why spending time in the Word of God is soul important you know maybe you don't believe in evolution today but you're believing in the evolution of sin in what sense some of you just think maybe some parents are going are he'll grow out of it when he's older or maybe you from the you've put a perspective saying this is just a passing phase just let me enjoy my time here and I'll get serious with God Later friends that doesn't always happen it doesn't always happen you know some of you you're thinking hey I'm just playing computer games now because I'm bored I'm just bored that's why there's nothing to do this is mc Oh I'm just playing on my for an hour of the leader when we start working again or when there was lift that friends got to be careful to play with and I knew this friend of mine that you know even after he got married he was still so in his games that his wife had to counsel my sister and tell him please talk to this guy he's not working and she had to be the one that had to go out and be the breadwinner for the home friends we've got to be careful not to play with. And the only solution that we have to send my dear friends you got to hide the Word of God in your heart and when you begin to hide the Word of God in your heart not only does your faith begin to build not only does he give you instruction in right choice nurse not only do you begin to do the will of God as we studied last night but he begins to give you a distaste for the world and the reason why you are not that person anymore is because God has put paid for it in your heart for this thing that you used to love that was against his will. So when Must you begin today friends hide the Word of God in your heart Jesus is the one who will make us to hate. Anything that you know is wrong or bad for you if you want to change. The power is found in the Gospel Romans Chapter one Verse $16.17 for I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to salvation it is this very word that will also begin to give us hatred for all the things that are bad this is where lasting change comes in so long as we work continues in his word it's not enough just to read the Bible today friends but as you continue to keep reading it continue to keep holding on to it continue to keep holding on to the hand of Jesus He's the one that will change us ultimately for how long day by day moment by moment friends this is the reason why some of you need to quit your job or take a break from your school and attend a Bible college he got attend a Bible school just so that you can be saturated with the Word of God to the degree that we spend time in the word is to the same degree that we will change do you understand that you know this was the reason why I took time out from my work almost 20 years ago I didn't take time out to go and study of Bible because I wanted to be a pastor I didn't take time out from my work I was working for i.b.m. working in id I was an id consultant and you know. I did i.t. because I love computer games I love to play and when I got into the course I managed to scrape through the course and get into a land a good company and a good job Pricewaterhouse Coopers they had a i.t. consulting arm and then which were eventually was bought over i.b.m. I was working for i.b.m. but I wasn't happy I was unhappy and so I needed I wanted to study the Word of God I needed help and I knew that this was the place where I could get help from my devotion was not enough I needed to quit and needed to be saturated with the Word of God and some of us you too caught up with the world you're too caught up with sin you're too caught up with your sinful habits you've got to just take a break you understand that and so maybe some of you you need to take a break one month break you know I had I didn't tended to take on one of the break to go and study the Bible but things didn't work out the way I wanted it to work out and eventually I just end up taking a holiday because I couldn't get my visa in time to get to us but it would be a year later that I would take a break for one year and I would go and study the Bible in a small Bible College and I never look back my whole life changed I never intended to be a pastor but friends I'm telling you some of us God is not calling to be a pastor but he's calling to quit your job or your work and just take time out to study His word and you've got to do it in a more formal setting don't do it just the home some of us don't have the willpower to do that go to a Bible school go and study the word somewhere so that God can create in you a clean heart so God can begin to give you a hatred for sin and a love for righteousness friends this is why creation is so important to the Word of God. I hope friends that from this you will reconsider the journey of life that you're going on the path that you've taken May God give us the courage to step out in faith and to have a deeper experience in His Word today let's pray shall we Father in Heaven Lord I want to pray for my brothers and sisters father May you please draw close to each and every one of them myself included Lord help us to have a deeper experience in your word that this day and father if we have been desiring and we've been failing miserably help us to see that we need to get external help maybe some of us are baptized maybe some of us are even leaders in the church but Lord help not our pride to get in between you and us that we will not stop us from seeking for help from the pastor seeking for help from a Bible school Lord give us the courage of we need to take time out from school take time out from college take time out from our work just to come and focus on your word Father police made Jesus his image be formed in our hearts and lives this day help us to realize Lord is not just simply through prayer but as we commit ourselves to studying your word. And as your word is hidden in the. The word Jesus Christ would have by us all this is honestly in prayer we pray Jesus. This media was brought to you by audio verse a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermon I believe the visit w w w audio verse or.

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