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A PEOPLE WHO NEED GOD ( Notes from a past sermon):
I see a people who need God.
Sinner man certainly needs God.
Christians need God(Christians neglect/don’t go to God as much as should-own way seems good enough.
Own way is not enough. Examples:
Mark 5:25-29 & a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26& had suffered many things of many physicians, & had spent all that she had, & was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, & touched His garment. 28For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole. 29& straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; & she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
As soon as she got away from doctors & went to Jesus she was delivered.
2 Chron. 16:12-13 & Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians. 13& Asa slept with his fathers, & died in the one & fortieth year of his reign.
He didn’t go to God & you see what happened.
Isa 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? & your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto Me, & eat ye that which is good, & let your soul delight itself in fatness.
This goes for the man who will depend on this world & not seek the salvation & life that is in Jesus Christ.
This goes for the Christian who wastes his effort pursuing this world & not keeping his eyes set on heaven.
2 Kings 20:1-3 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. & the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, & said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, & not live. 2Then he turned his face to the wall, & prayed unto the LORD, saying, 3I beseech Thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth & with a perfect heart, & have done that which is good in thy sight. & Hezekiah wept sore.
Here is one who went IMMEDIATELY to God in spite of the indictment God Himself put on his life
& HE WAS DELIVERED
Don’t you know yet where to go? I don’t believe we realize the REAL danger in going to sources other than God. (Certainly I am not saying to stay away from the doctor. God works through doctors too. But you know what I am saying.)
Isa 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of Me; & that cover with a covering, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
God is serious about those who will seek the strength & security of this world & treat Him as a second thought or last resort.
2 Chron. 7:14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, & pray, & seek my face, & turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, & will forgive their sin, & will heal their land.
If MY PEOPLE will come to Me.
God’s people are who God is speaking to in Malachi 2&3:
You have wearied the Lord with words (excuses)
“Wherein have we wearied Him?” they said
Will a man rob God?
“Wherein have we robbed Thee?” they said
Your words have been stout against Me (neglect, arrogant, careless)
“Yet ye say what have we spoken so much against Thee?” they said
Ye have said it is vain to serve God & what profit.
--Sowing & not reaping,weary,tired—not seeing anything happening.
A people who need God.
Col. 3:17 & whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God & the Father by Him.
This is a people calling on God first
This is a people considering God first in all they do (before they do anything else)
This is a people consulting God—seeking His will in all things.
This is a people including God in all their arrangements
This is a people who make sure that God gets the glory from all they do.
This is a people who pray, serve, & live for God—they know what they are doing because Holy Spirit is witnessing to them daily.
This is a people who know where they are going because their lives are TIED UP WITH GOD/hidden in Christ Jesus/ involved with heavenly things.
IS THIS YOU? Even if you be in the center of God’s will you’ll never out grow your need for Him.
But if you are a sinner man without God or if you are a Christian still holding on to the things of this world, I pray that you see that you are a needy people who need God.
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