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Identity Crisis

David Wright

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David Wright

Lead/Senior Pastor, Hendersonville SDA Church

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  • October 10, 2020
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I've been titled My message today identity crisis Have you ever gone through an identity crisis I learned this week that I am the prime age to experience something similar to identity crisis midlife crisis. It's something about my hopes and dreams are starting to fade away my body is not what it used to be you know the eggs and the pains and all the dreams that I want to do I can no longer I don't think I'm going to be able to do I feel trapped inside of the kids in this schedule and the job and whatever it is I thought I was doing pretty well until I read this article and I thought oh no I didn't realize I'm in crisis so one of you has a convertible I could borrow that would be great maybe a boat I don't know identity crisis on a more serious note have you ever had an identity crisis you know there's a lot of people wondering and asking about the various things in society is this normal or is this an identity crisis I hesitate a little bit to put this picture on the screen because it's rather disturbing this is pictures from the transgender community Now don't get me wrong I'm not trying to throw them under the bus God loves them there is kids but I would suggest that they're having an identity crisis God loves them certainly but I believe that's why more than half of transgender male teens reported attempting suicide according to the American Academy of Pediatrics 50 percent does God know what he's talking about yet we have so many of our young people so many of our teens being exposed to images and pictures and these ideas and theories that it's whoever you want to be and somehow it's not male genes or female genes but it's all neutral and you decide and this confusion pervades and they have these identity crises and they think if I just get surgery or if I just do this that or the other that everything will be Ok and the result is that it's not identity crisis many are suggesting that our country is facing an identity crisis as people are pleading and leaving messages and text messages and bombarding your mailbox. In every means possible billboard signs to help you decide to make the best decision and how many days now 25 or something days I don't know do you like the direction of our country it's in your power to change the direction of our country all of this noise if you will identity crisis and I'm not saying there's not something to that there certainly I suppose is I would also suggest the Protestant church is having an identity crisis of sorts as Rick Warren many years ago said our whole approach was wrong it was flawed and we're having to redesign and really develop how we do church course you have all of these Protestant leaders high 5 meaning gathering with the pope and so on that we never would have happened before the protestant the protesting church is not protesting like it used to and it's not because the ology has necessarily changed certainly the Catholic Church has not changed and I would suggest to you that within the Protestant church there's an identity crisis I've shown you this before as you Google 2 phrases Christian worship or rock concert you get these pictures one is what popped up when I search for Christian worship the other one rock concert and you really can't tell the difference can you again I would suggest that our worship services are in the identity crisis I'm thankful we don't have services like that here others are suggesting that Adventism is a facing an identity crisis and there's a lot of different angles you can look at this I put this article up universal son their laws now in this doctrine intransigence refusing to change one's views and they're suggesting our doctrine is outdated it needs to be changed revamped to take avenues out of the name and so on and so forth is that what needs to be done agonist identity in a changing world yes we need to adapt to the world around us in part maybe in how we connect with them but who we are fundamentally shouldn't change yet. Some are calling for reform within the of an ist church some are saying we are simply one piece of the puzzle of the picture of who Jesus is and you know all the pieces all the religions everything come by and to get a full and complete picture of who Jesus is what I am this pastor blog this he said Scripture is not true Jesus is Truth think about that Scripture is not truth Jesus is truth and scripture merely speaks of him there is a difference and he shall be revealed in many odd and interesting places Jesus said on the way the truth and the life and he is as I am the word the word is me and so on and so forth are there greater revelations in Scripture Yes Jesus for one the Holy Spirit now for another scripture is our guide to the Spirit Friends this is mystical language from an Adventist pastor that says scripture is not truth that's not a biblical idea God gave us scripture the bedrock of truth but here you say no there's greater revelations Jesus for one the Holy Spirit for another I had a Vanda 6 years where they say Pastor I hear what you're saying about the Sabbath but the Holy Spirit told me last night I hear what you're saying about the stay the dead but Jesus communicated with me that it's actually like this I mean where is the real source of identifying truth if you throw out Scripture and notice the blog it's entitled reinventing the Adventist wheel does the avenue as need reinventing this our theology need revamping everlasting Gospel I've shown you some of these from and these are authors This one's Leonard suite I remember going to some meetings the whole Southern Union was there this is some time ago letter sweet was one of the keynote speakers I was standing next to another individual about my age in ministry and I said Who is the sky and this is probably been 15 years ago maybe he says you don't know he said this guy is amazing I read all of his books he's incredible. I can also tell you now that that individual's not in ministry anymore this is one of his books quantum spirituality the Christian of tomorrow will be a mystic one who has experienced something or he will be nothing Christianity facing an identity crisis we need something new we need to reinvent it we need to somehow infuse it with something I don't know new fresh impressive Here's one of his suggestions here you go gather group together and Navajo breathing ceremony I don't know what book of the Bible that's in stand in a circle everyone facing the center of the circle if there are any present and special need of prayer ask them to center the circle there's a biblical idea does that sound unfamiliar to you good continuing place your hands in the center of the backs of those standing on either side of you and observe silence that like the word center continuing on get in touch with one another's breathing patterns what are they bringing over there are they breathing or there can you get in tune I need to quiet myself I need to center this is weird now breed together as a circle bending the knees slightly as you inhale straighten up as you exhale. Keep doing this until the circle becomes one breath is this what the needs classes there's another one and I could talk about these all day but that's not my point I'm going to get to something that actually means something finding God in the dark I saw this years ago when I was little and I read appointment with James this is in the lobby I said That looks interesting Barbara Brown is the author of as darkness often treat as evil a vast unknown in the ultimate spiritual enemy but as one of the America's leading theologians or really believes it may save us all what may save us all the dark and you read the whole thing through and you think this is weird I still have the magazine I marked it all up should have brought it today we spent some time in our youth class back when I 1st discovered this look at how many verses we came up with 30 some verses in the time that we had. Here's just a few on the light of the world he who follows me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life the article talks about he to have a Night Garden you need plant plants that glow in the dark and things and and different things and you walk through and center you know all this crazy stuff and I've heard an ave his pastor not long after I saw this article preaching and quoting from Barbara l. I said I don't think so we don't need to reinvent our message God is light and in him is how much darkness no darkness I know and they do all kinds of mental gymnastics in this guy's sermon he talked about well Jesus was in the garden of get 79 John spoke to nicotine miss at night yes half of every day is not I eat but that's a bit of a stretch identity crisis by Oxford languages is defined this way a period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person sense of identity becomes insecure typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society what brings about this identity crisis when we're changing our aims we're changing our role in society we're changing where we feel like we need to go what we need to look like how many to market ourselves and it's a 7 down this church has an identity crisis I believe it's because we've forgotten our biblical prophetic message for this time Adventism I would suggest is for Adventists Methodism is for Methodists Cathal the system is for Catholics almost missed that one up but the truth the message is for everybody but the truth the message is for everybody I believe we have a life and death message for the world if you brought your Bibles I invite you to turn to Revelation as we tried to read about this message microscopically we're going to really break it down is easy to read over quickly but I want to take our time reading it over and I'm talking about the 3 angels message some like to. Say that Revelation is a closed book but the very name means to reveal and it's in Revelation He reveals to us our Adventist prophetic biblical identity some like to avoid revelation because it's filled with beasts and doom and gloom but that's to contradict the very 1st verse of the book that says this is the revelation of Jesus Christ in the midst of doom and gloom if you have Jesus you're going to be Ok so it is in Revelation as given to Jesus given to an angel given to a servant John he is about 90 something years old and he writes this down and now you and I have this precious message in our hands today that Jesus sent for us for this time this is not a human message this is not a human opinion it comes to us directly I believe from the heart of God directly from the throne room of the universe if there is a message that comes from the throne of the universe I want to pay attention it must be critically important if you haven't guessed already I'm taking you to Revelation Chapter 14 the 3 angels messages I believe the 3 angels messages lift us from the narrowness of the claustrophobic confines of our self inflated importance and focus on the enduring purpose for living they give us an ever widening reason for existence that doesn't fade with time but actually I believe grows stronger with time it doesn't become just an old relic or the 3 Angels' messages the some antiquated antique not relevant message or is it possible that with the ongoing of time they become more relevant with every passing day and how could that be possible because God was the one that gave the messages and I believe they speak to some of the most burning issues of this Jenner. Aeration there heaven or doing so let's get started going to put the words on the screen but I encourage you to read them in your own Bible why because we're not going to be going fast you're familiar with much of this anyway but I want you to mark it up in your own Bible I encourage you to pull out a pin or a pencil to write in some key words if you're too nervous about that put on a pad of paper and make sure it's something you want to put in your bio when you get home whatever it is but I encourage you to mark it up and we read there in Revelation Chapter 14 beginning verse 6 and I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven having the ever lasting gospel Now let's pause right there before we go any further let's ask a very basic question what is the gospel and why is it ever lasting I would submit to you that the Gospel is the very foundation stone of the 3 angels messages if we study the 3 angels messages and we miss the Gospel we have totally missed the foundation of the entire framework the gospel is what allows us to stand solidly on everything else that will follow the gospel is bedrock for us it's the heart the polls the life blood of the believer and what is the gospel is the good news 1st Corinthians 15 verse one I declare to you the gospel which I preach to you which also you received and which you stand continuance given to verse 3 and for that Christ died for our sins according to Scripture that he was buried and that he rose again the 3rd day according to the Scriptures that is the everlasting gospel that Jesus died was buried and rose again and he is not dead but that he is alive and because he has conquered death we can to everlasting its core to 20 I therefore have been crucified with Christ is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who. Love me and gave Himself for me Jesus was crucified he lived the perfect sinless life that I have not lived God was to empower me to live for Him for His glory will talk about that in a moment but even if I never stand from one more time from here forward I still would be condemned to death and you would too but Jesus and His grace and His mercy and His power he overcame the arrow in a fiery darts of the devil and because he overcame weekend to that's the everlasting gospel Christ has redefined us and says in Galatians 313 he's reading this from the curse of the law having become a curse for us everything that you thought everything that you've done every motive that has been impure God paid for that he paid in full for you and for me that's the everlasting Gospel that we might be delivered from sin and it's penalty and sins power and let me suggest this too it was not some after thought 1st Peter 1820 says you were not reading with corruptible things like silver or gold but with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot he indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world but was manifest in these last times for you that's incredible news that we were delivered from sin long before while you were still centers Christ died for us but long before any of this even transpired God had a plan to redeem humanity desired ages page 22 says the plan for redemption was not an afterthought a plan formulated after the fall of Adam it was a revelation of the mystery which has been kept in silence through times eternal Roman $1625.00 wrap your mind around that God knew what was going to happen he could have sequestered the whole thing and not created from the beginning why will it. It's not going to pan out like we wanted to it's not going to be in our best interest so we're just going to squash it before anyone knows the angels don't know nobody knows what is going to squash it but friends that goes against the character of God If you tell a lie and nobody knows is that not make it a lie if you deceive and mislead and nobody knows does that not make it deception you know Jesus is truth through and through and so even though he knew he foresaw he says we can develop a plan and we can still redeem lost humanity as the everlasting gospel some question a white if the message of righteousness by faith detracted or somehow took away from the 3 angels message and she responded this way several have written to me inquiring of the message of Justification by Faith is the 3rd angel's message and I have answered it is the 3rd angel's message in verity we don't use that word anymore but it means a true principle or belief especially one of fundamental importance so we can say this is bedrock this is cornerstone this is at the heart of the 3 angels message the ever lasting gospel circle it underline it Star it this is key and I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven having the everlasting Gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth folks this may seem overly simplistic but don't miss the obvious righteousness by faith God's an Indian Love his abounding grace they are not a preamble to the 3 angels messages they're not part of some introduction they are not some filler and till we get to the meat of the message know they're the very heart and foundation the cornerstone of the 3 angels message so the needs of the world today number one I put on my screen the gospel and you can add in their everlasting gospel I'm trying to use one word which is hard but to me the gospel is the ever lasting gospel there is no other gospel continuing on. In our microscopic reading and I saw another angel fly in the mists of heaven having the everlasting Gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth and every nation kindred tongue and people saying with a loud voice Fear God and give glory to Him friends this everlasting Gospel in this next piece is to be proclaimed to be preached to be taken to the world to every candidate every tongue every nation every people friends this is the vaccine if you will for racism is it not this goes to everybody there is no bigotry there is no hatred this is not social reform this is the everlasting gospel and is for everyone everyone everyone and this idea that we need to preach on to them this is the fulfillment of Revelation Chapter 10 verse 11 member after the great disappointment of 844 the angel said take the little book and it was to be sweet in their mouth but it came better in their stomach and they were overwhelmingly disappointed and one of the angels say you must prophesied again and so here we have the filming of that prophecy is an echo of Jesus' own words when he says and this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations and then the in will come I share these last week with the Churchill says not enough to have lived we must be determined to live for something questions what are you living for and I guess the next question is is it worth living for this Russian Christian philosopher said this about communism the mystery of human existence exists not just staying alive but in finding something to live for so need of the world today the 2nd one I put is purpose this is our sense of purpose is our sense of mission this is what we live for for sharing the ever lasting gospel the best gift ever given to humanity and now it's your job to share how fun of a job is that to a morally twisted sex jaded self-centered world that has lost all sense of purpose or. Meaning the 3 angels message gives us back our purpose continuing on to every nation kindred tongue and people saying with a loud voice Fear God and give glory to Him What does it mean to fear God let me suggest this doesn't mean to be afraid of God but rather communicates a sense of reverence and of Oz and of respect it conveys the idea of absolute loyalty to God and full surrender to His will it's an attitude of mine that I take God seriously it is Christ centered instead of self centered you know perhaps the most self-centered verse in all of Scripture is this one here in Isaiah that speaks of Lucifer Isaiah 1412 to 14 for you have said in your heart I will ascend into heaven I will exalt my phone about the stars ago I will also sit on the Mount of the congregation on the farther side of the north I will ascend above the heights of the cloud I will be like the most high self-centered Lucifer had an eye problem I was Captain Delmar this week giving Bible studies to 7 of our young people that are preparing for baptism which I'm just so excited about and be praying for them and we were talking about the great controversy and it was Rachel bind that spoke up and she said Pastor Wright The problem with sin is that I is in the center I thought that that's clearly right summarize it very well friends I believe more than ever we're live in a society where i is at the center social media is largely focused on me myself and I what I did what I ate where I went what good eye or how good I look what I think you know the need of the world today is for number 3 authority we could say higher authority or submission to authority to fear God because we are living in a time when the only authority that I listen to is me I'm in charge I make the rules nobody tells me what to do. I'm not about to sit here and listen while you are in an age of humanism materialism consumerism the 1st angels message calls us to fear God to make God the center of our lives to turn from the tyranny of self centeredness the bondage of self inflated importance and humility place God in the center of our lives where i is no longer 1st in our thinking but instead reverential leads us to place God 1st in our thinking this verse is always challenge me Matthew 633 But seek 1st the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you good verse to right on top your calendar your to do this your agenda seek 1st the Kingdom of God and His righteousness Plus those $31.00 if then you were raised with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God continuing with these 3 angels messages which in case you're starting to panic don't worry we're going to spend 90 percent of our time in the 1st because the 2nd and the 3rd are simply a response to rejecting the 1st that's why they're the 2nd and the 3rd which comes 1st the 1st you confused hope not fear God and give glory to Him friends giving glory to God speaks of our lifestyle does not fearing God speaks of my attitude giving glory to God speaks of my actions fearing God has to do what we with what we think giving glory to God has to do with what we do fearing God deals with that inner commitment to make God the center of my life giving glory to God is translating that inner commitment to an outward expression So how do we give glory to God we live for God we live in a way that glorifies God but again we live in a society that we want to live in a way that glorifies. Me myself and I and in case you didn't notice I'll post it on social media give glory to God 1st Corinthians 1031 therefore whether you eat or drink or whatever you do do all to the glory of God all to the glory of God So again your prayer time in the morning Lord how can I best glorify you today what does that look like today and not just how can I glorify out there in the community which is important how can I glorify you here in my home in my closest relationships with my children with my spouse with my colleagues how can I glorify you in those relationships it starts with fearing God but if I fear God of all and respect for God is going to change how I live and what I do 1st Corinthians 6920 or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom you have from God and you are not your own for your bought of the price therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are gods exist talking about healthful living Yes Is it only talking about healthy living know in what you do and how you live and how you carry yourself glorify God 1st Estonian 523 Now may the God of peace and self sanctify you how much completely who is sent to find me the God of peace and self as I fear him as I honor and respect him as I make myself available to him he promises to sanctify you completely and they your whole spirit soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ friends the Lord wants to help me overcome my bad habits as good news not just for me but for my wife God is doing it but I have to be coordinated with that effort I have to allow him to come in and do the work I have to submit myself to him not in a breath prayers I run out the door but in spending time I mean a good relationship is signified by 2. Time spent about that simple are you investing in things that are at a fine and uplifting that focus your mind heavenward Matthew 121 and he shall bring forth a son I know it's not Christmas and use a college name Jesus for He will save his people in their sins from their sins I've said it before your kid stuck on the ant pile getting stung and bit by all kinds of ants I say Don't worry son you're not going to die you get bit by all kinds of simple habits and everything else is causing you grief and pain in your life and God says don't worry I died for use that just never mind no he wants to say me from those sins that way so heavily upon me and you and cause pain and heartache called sanctification But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ 1st Corinthians 1557 and again how the victory obtain in Jesus so was the need of our world today number one the gospel number 2 a sense of purpose number 3 authority and number 4 victory do you need victory in your life you better keep going to every nation kindred tongue and people saying with a loud voice Fear God and give glory to Him for the hour of his judgment is come I read this chapter today I'm going through my Bible reading program some 94 and if you have your Bibles and courage you to turn to some 94 I'm going to be skipping around to the parts that I have marked up which might drive you a little bit crazy I'll try and keep you with me some chapter 94 and beginning in verse one says oh Lord God to whom vengeance belongs and then he says later shine forth in verse 2 he says Rise up he says Judge verse 3 says How long will the wicked triumph middle of verse for all the workers of iniquity boast in themselves they break in pieces your people versus they slay the widow and the stranger and murder the fatherless verse 7 yet they say The Lord does not see essentially there is. No God verse 9 He who planted the ears shall he not hear and you form the I shall he not see verse 14 for the Lord will not cast off his people nor will he for sake his inheritance verse 15 but judgment will return for 16 who will rise up for me against the evil doers who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity unless the Lord had been my help you need help today my Saul soon have settled in silence for say teen if I say my foot slips your mercy or Lord will hold me up 1st 1000 the multitude of my anxieties anybody anxious to say within me your comforts delight my soul verse 20 talks about the throne of iniquity verse 21 they gather together against the life of the righteous and condemn innocent blood verse 22 but the Lord has been my defense and my God the rock of my refuge he has brought on them their own iniquity and the last rays of the Psalms as the Lord our God shall cut them off friends is whole chapters about the idea that God is our journey and judgment is not be afraid of if your friend of Jesus judgment is something you desire and want and longed for because it's in judgment that all the wrongs will be made right is in judgment that righteousness will triumph over evil the powers of hell will be defeated injustice will not have the last word well this world is so unfair it is so unfair but God will be your judge and Maija I'm tired of watching on Asli all the garbage this world has to offer aren't you I'm tired of watching my own son slowly decline and lose function I'm tired of hearing of mothers in this congregation having stillbirths I'm tired of cancer of chemotherapy of dimentia of lacrosse and several itis taking 8 year old girls. I'm tired of fires and hurricanes of wars of rioting of looting of unfairness or injustice but the beautiful part about judgment is that God will have the last word the hour of his judgment is come and the good news is the judgment will pass in favor of God's people because we're worthy No because he's worthy and we've accepted Him as our Lord and I was our savior the moment is coming when the great controversy will be finally settled once and for all we're God will show that he is both merciful and just where he is both loving and right just where he's both compassionate and fair the judgment reveals that God has done everything in his power that he possibly can to save every last human being on the planet and the judgment speaks that he will one day set all the wrongs right once and for all Friends that is good news again in a society that is calling for justice America the world is watching time to demand justice now but friends I'm afraid they're asking for some that the America cannot deliver they're asking for some in the world cannot deliver only Jesus can bring truth and ultimately justice to this sin ravaged planet yes you can make some reforms and some tweaks I'm not saying those are bad things but ultimately justice will never be served until Jesus comes and so that's number 5 on our list what the world needs today they need the gospel they need purpose and authority they need victory and they need justice identity is the next one for the hour of his judgment is come and worship Him that's key in the 3 angels message is worship and who we worship in him that made the heaven the earth the sea and the fountains of waters this is a clarion call to worship the creator and what is the basis for our worship revelation for leaven that our art worthy old lord to receive glory and honor and power for that has created all things period in the 4th century b.c. Aristotle was making his argument to the earth. Always existed and he was trying to use physics or science we could say to back up his claims Augustine in the 4th and 5th century data Genesis one and 3 as literal if there were just allegorical or symbolic and so he laid the groundwork for this I Dia of the istic evolution or the idea that God guided evolution over millions of years it was Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century that carried his thoughts a bit further he spoke of the old law including the Sabbath as merely a shadow that was overtaken by its reality in Jesus Christ so to keep the 7th day sabbath would be no better than slaying a lamb in the Christian way and so again the groundwork is laid this big bulwark if you will of the Sabbath of holding onto who we are our identity as being created and fashion and form by a creator god is now stripped away Bible and truths are marginalized and spiritualize except new theories then Charles Darwin published his 1st draft origin of the species 842 his 1st essay was published in 1904 by 859 Darwin's thoughts had been fully developed when it was 1st published the origin of the species one prominent writer says this one of history's most influential and talked about scientific papers and introduces the process of natural selection a theory that became the backbone of modern biology that idea further developed into not just science but philosophy and the idea of Karl Marx and Frederic's angle bringing about evolution and communism simultaneously and now at this time in earth's history the scientific world and even the religious world have accepted Darwinian evolution and again leaning closer and closer to communistic ideas would this have happened how we maintain the Sabbath the fact that God created and formed and fashioned us day one he says Let there be light day to he created the firmament day 3 dry land Day 4 lights in the firmament day 5 fills the sea and the air day 6 he fills the earth and he also makes man in his own image and the. Very personal way and then day 7 God sanctified and blessed a day as a memorial of his work as creator worship Him that made the heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters God is calling people back to their true identity creation speaks of our value in God's sight our worth in him I mean think about the alternative you're just some speck of cosmic dust here by chance here by evolution you're some genetic accident you're just a little higher than the apes and when you die you go back to the dirt and worms will eat your body that's it game over what does that do to your sense of purpose what does that do to your sense of identity when the opposite is that a loving creator formed and fashioned us with a plan and purpose and mind he loves you he cares for you and he's coming back to get you that's a God that's worthy of our worship and the Sabbath is so beautiful because once a week we rest not in mind but in his achievements it's rest not works it's grace not legalism it's assurance not condemnation it's depend on him not ourselves and so each hour we rejoice and bask in his love and praise him for the salvation that can only be found in Christ yes the Sabbath is my identity as a child of the King and lastly what the world needs today is the truth moving on to the 2nd angel another angel followed saying Babylon is fallen is fallen that great city because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication wine represents false doctrine and Babylon symbolize a system of religious confusion and so again here is the result of not following the 1st angel Babylon at its core represents opposition to God Babylon represents self centered arrogance and human pride what it can never can as Or say is this not great Babylon that I have built that's Babylon and here we have corporate or world why opposition to God and the 1st angles message and so here in the 2nd angel is. This message that this false system has fallen that the wrath of God not God's anger but his judgments he's done everything to redeem you but if you reject him there's no other way you can be say and so it's his warning this is the time to do something and the 3rd angel followed them saying with a loud voice if any man worship the beast and his image and receive his mark on his forehead or in his hand let me go back what's the mark of the beast at the heart is placing human above the divine man's word over God's word man Sabbath over God Sabbath about giving glory to man is dead of giving glory to God and what's he trying to steer us away from anyone who receives the mark in his forehead or in his hand the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation and shall be tormented with the fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and the presence of the Lamb friend sin cannot exist in the presence of the holy God and so there is something that needs to take place and it's free it's available it's acceptable or accessible I should say to every nation tribe tongue and people nobody is blocked from what God is longing to give humanity but there will be those because he values freedom of choice will be those who say I don't want to I'm not into Leave Me Alone yes the war against worshiping the beast is the most urgent given in the Book of Revelation because God's angry No because God is a God of love he doesn't want any to perish and then verse 12 here is the patience of the Saints Here they that keep the commandments of God on the faith of Jesus I don't know if you've heard it I've heard people say 3 angels message just kind of antiquated you know how long we've been preaching that tired message pastor you going to give us something new it's in yours but folks I think it's the message for our time given to us from the throne of Heaven yet there are some that think that the honest church needs to be reinvented so let me just ask you this in these last days and put quotes up of all of them I have them I could but in these last days where things are to mull to us where people are. Rioting where people are angry and upset burning down businesses I mean you name it you turn on the news what message to you is more relevant has been the needs as we inhale ha let's center ourselves what do we need we more need more centering groups we need to have more mystical practices we need to do more walks in the dark are you kidding me what is more relevant for our time then the 3 angels messages we don't need Ricky prayers or drumming or repeating a word until our brain is empty so the Dell can fill with every once now I need to take a deep breath have mercy God 3 angels are the precious message for our time on the testimonies says they have been given a work of the most solemn import the proclamation of the 1st 2nd and 3rd angels message there's no other work of so great importance there to allow nothing else to absorb their attention the most solemn truth ever intrusted to mortals think about there is God real is God in heaven is God big is God filled with glory and all is God all powerful can God do anything I mean who do you know that is more influential more powerful than the God of the universe and he says was prophet the most solemn truth ever intrusted to mortals have been given to us to proclaim to the world the proclamation of these truths is to be our work there's other places I didn't put it in here the Salvation Army they do good work they're great it's great what they do and we should be supportive of them but he says the day ultimately that's not our work their way to pass you say we should help people in need I'm not saying that but I'm saying that the most important job they got is given the 7th Day Adventist Church is to proclaim this message because it's not my job to feed the hungry and find a place for the homeless and all rest just so they can burn in hell and some people say oh you should have hooks in the water we need to have it no strings attached are you kidding me that's what the Christian is all about it's always a string attached So you're saying. If they don't accept me baptized you're not going to give them a bowl of soup that's not what I'm saying but I am sane make the invitation offer them Bible studies allow them the opportunity to say yeah I would like to do that I've been wondering I've been waiting for somebody to ask me now some is going to say no I'm not interested leave me alone Ok would you like more soup glorify God but at the heart and soul of what we are called to do We don't need another denomination we need in time message to be proclaimed and so as an Adventist Church I appeal to you and to me we don't need to reform we don't need to reinvent we need to follow what God has given to us a proclamation choose to be our work the world is to be worn and God's people are to be true to the trust committed to them Do you want to be true to that trust by God's grace I do to the need of the world today is this everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ Its purpose is given as we are to take this gospel the world the world needs authority some into the higher authority as we fear God It needs Victory in Jesus we give glory to him and we claim is power to overcome sand in our lives it needs justice the hour of his judgment has come God will make all things right he will have the last word and needs identity as we recognize that we are created in the image of God and needs the truth that will help them and us in overcoming every wind of doctrine that's blowing today so that when Jesus comes we can say Lo here is our God we have waited for him and he will save your heavenly father we believe that you are coming soon and we believe that you raised up this nomination to share we're the only group sharing this 3 angels message the most relevant message that there could be for these last times because you gave it to us Lord may we be faithful to that charge to that weighty gift that you have given to this church to share with the world that desperately needs to know everything in capsulated in the verses that we read that Jesus is coming again Lord give us the patience of the saints. Follow you faithfully may be our guide maybe our power maybe our strength and all we do in Jesus' name in. 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 sermons lead to visit w w w audio verse or.

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