SNT 0420 Jeremiah 23
October 5, 1969
Publication Date: 10-05-1969
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Jer 23:21, 22, 28, 29;
2Co 5:20, 21;
1Jo 3:1, 2;
Col 2:6, 13, 15;
Eph 1:5-13, 15, 16;
Eph 1:17-23; 6:11-13;
Eph 6:18; Rom 8:17, 18; Heb 4:16
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: reconciled, son, reconciliation, stand, prophet, Jeremiah, declare, sin, power, ambassador
record in Hebrews 11 tells us of how God's faithful Israel, so to speak treated the man of God in their day in time. It is not the Hebrews 11, I want you to turn but to Jeremiah 23. Because, as I read Hebrews 11. And I think in terms of what he says there, my mind always goes back to Jeremiah. Because of all the prophets of the Old Testament nonword treated any more shame, ladies and gentlemen, I doubt very much if any of the late people read the book of Jeremiah often enough, perhaps it's my fault. You don't read much in the Old Testament, because we got enough to do to handle that which is addressed to us for the most part. But some time, it may be very good for you to read the book of Jeremiah again. The reason that I read Jeremiah and the reason I get in the depth of Jeremiah from time to time, because here was a man of God, no matter what they did, no matter what they threw at him, no matter that they took him, and for one week, put him into a cesspool of gunk. So that the only thing he had sticking out above the dunk was from his chin on up. Yep, the moment he was put in that dunk, he still declared God's order. And when they took him out of the dunk, he still declared God's word. I want to tell you that he is the man of God. Jeremiah was the kind of a prophet, he was that kind of a man of God. You're not wonderful records that Dr. Wade read tonight, I deliberately had him to read it. Because it speaks to our age just as clearly tonight, as it spoke to the age in which Jeremiah live. Jeremiah was a prophet of God, and a prophet is primarily called do his own people, not God's people, they held God's people, God's Word, to do all that he can to get God's people back on God's word. out today, if a man is born again of God's Spirit, having accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, as his personal RG pager, believing God raised Him from the dead, you could speak of him as being God's person, a son of God, but that son of God can get so hoodwinked so they can so blind his eyes, they can so cover at that son of God gets way out in left for you. Just like the children of Israel were at the time of the prophet, a gentleman. At the time of the prophet Jeremiah, there was much word available. And everybody said, This is the Word of God. That's why Jeremiah says, as he had the revelation from God to say it, it was God's word when he said, I have not sent the prophets. Yet they ran in verse 21. God said he hadn't sent a prophet yet they ran like a dip, they represented gods, and they spoke God's word. And he very frankly, and plainly says, I have not spoken to them. The true God hasn't spoken to them. And yet they prophesied in what they called the name of the true God. Then God declared, ad those men only stood in my console. Ad those people who said they were prophets. And they only stood in my console, not in the console of the movements of their day and up their time, not in the console of their denomination or tenants, and so forth, had they stood in my console, and he says in verse 22, that is console is that he would have caused my people to hear my words. As they stood in God's console, they would have heard God's word. And if they had heard God's word, then they sort of turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doing when we tell a man Today to confess his sins and accept the Lord Jesus Christ, and He has saved that his prophecy from the wrong source. It is a foretelling of the so called Word of God and it's not the word of God. Are you open confess your sin to you're blue in the face and go straight to hell. Because salvation is not dependent upon confession of sin. Salvation is dependent upon confessing the Savior from sin, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I'll people will talk to me about their sincerity. Guts this morning, somebody came to see me by appointment. And he said, Well, isn't it alright, at least to get them a little bit closer to truth and get them started on the way? My god people? Why do you want to settle for anything less than the greatness of God's word? Why just bring them up a little bit and start them on the road.
Which road you want to start them on? It's either God's Word or it isn't God's word. That's why they referred to these Prophets here as prophets that said, they had a dream. And he said, well, the provident, had a great mind telling dream.
But he got half my word, let him speak my word out there in the comparison faithfully, verse 20. Let the property said he had a dream, let him declare it. Let that ungodly prophecy let him speak it. But for those who have heard my words, let those people speak my word I'll faithfully steadfastly trust through the lease faithfully, just the Word, the Word, the Word and nothing but the words. This is a direct command. That he has my word God says, Let him speak. It's faithfully. The moment I undercut God's word, I am no longer speaking God's word. The moment I compromise one iota on God's word, I am no longer speaking the Word of God, I will. And this is a direct command to men of God to speak the word of God faithfully. Heart, look. It's just no offense. It's a direct command. But these are how my word let him speak my word faithfully. I have no liberty left. Except the direct command to speak His word faithfully. You have no liberty left to do anything left. What's the chapter the week? The Prophet to prophesy? This is the word of the Lord. But if it isn't, the word of the Lord is like tap and want to tap to the wheat of his orders. That's what he says. The prophets who say, Well, I've had a dream, it just tap. Watch the chapter the week you can draw a crop from tap, you got to have wheat. Randall, he's got to go get more of it all the time. The plant or something? I don't know why, but I guess they can't figure it out on five acres of wheat, how many bushels of going back or something? But anyways, what's the chapter the week you can't plant tap and get weed? If you want weed, you got to plant wheat. If we want the Word of God, we got to give the word, the word and nothing but the word. Somebody will say Will people get tired of it? Is that run. Time about just can't get enough of the word. We're tired of all the baloney. We're tired of all these fellows who have dreams all the time. And somebody walks up to that state. I heard from the Lord the Lord told me to tell you so and so. Oh, that's right. Or they pat you on the back and said, I have a revelation from the Lord. I'm supposed to share this with you are just empty floats mine. They're just wind bags. And they put it and couched it in the language of making it acceptable. So that you believe or people would believe that it is from the true God and he In his word Jeremiah said they got it from bail and you know who bail was? Okay? He said in verse 29 It's not my word like a fire. It sure is its turn some of us hop. Right? It's taken a lot of the chaff in our life and really burned it up to. By the way, that's what that tremendous phrase, you know, regarding the Holy Spirit, where they speak of it as a fire and something else put the two together, I can't even recall it now.
But that's good to be thinking about particularly, but it talks about it being like a fire in the Gospels. It really the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the glory of Christ within takes a lot of the chaff in your life and it takes all the Chappies is the renewing your mind on the ready to burn it up. What's the chapter the week? Well, my words like a fire says the Lord. And my words like a hammer, a hammer. How many times if you want to track the rock Do you examine until the rock crack talks about breaking the rocking was easy, right? So you just keep driving it those hard heads or something. You just keep driving away with one thing was the word people the word and nothing much the word. Somebody else will come along and they say, Well, we've got the word. Well, if they've got it, he said, Let them bow. Right, I'm prophesy. Let I'm glad. But you will really have the words you say and faithfully on that word. That's my message on the 27th kind of very frequent, we've got to declare that word and stand faithfully on that word. That in verse 30, therefore, the whole, I'm against the prophets, who says, stuff that the Lord, they feel my word. Behold, I'm against the Prophet says the Lord, that use their tongue. And they say, he says, God says, He said, I'm against those who prophesy false dreams that the Lord and do tell them, and they cause my people whose people just like other places in Jose unrest, God says, My people have forsaken me, whose people don't you say it, if sincere, consecrated well meaning Christians who are causing millions of Christians to go down the drain, because they're causing God's people to earth, by the lies that they take. Therefore, they shall not profit these people at all set for our people. The night on the 27th anniversary, we are closer to religious tyranny in the United States. And you could possibly dream body that has my word. Let him speak that word I'll faithfully no matter what our times may bring, no matter what tyranny may come. Because the word of God says we're to prove all things. And we are to hold fast to that which is good. There are three basic kinds of people that you will be confronted with or you'll beat up with the kind of people who work this word of God and make things to happen in other people's lives, as the truth of God's word is made known. The second type of people you will be running into, are those people who just watch things happen. They sort of sit around the periphery and take a look and see if that wagons really gonna break a wheel or if it's gonna keep rolling. The third group of people you'll be running into are those vast majority of peoples of the United States will have no notion whatsoever that anything is happening at all.
For the most part it was pretty good when I think about it. wonder you got all that for the most parts you and I in our day have been victimized rather than benefited by our modern technology. You see most men today are last in the achievement of our time. I heard you fellas sitting now that suffered tie but saying some of this only a little differently of how much lack of coordination and confusion there is in factories and the bigger they get the lower there is 500% wastage
in a factory or something. I forgot the details. But you fellows are sitting there talking about what you think. We're not reaching much benefit from our modern technology. For the most part, it is making us more aware of the problems and obviously, what do we see on television? What do we read in the papers except the problem? This problem that problem something else? But no solution? I believe there are three basic questions a man has done search and find for himself. Number one, who am I? Number two, why am I living? And number three, where am I going? Just this past week, the following three statements were made by university and college students who are in the last years of their training before they anticipate going out into the society in which we live and make their mark. One of the men said for him, life is stupid. And purposefully fear of death, he said, is far less disconcerting and terrifying than the prospects of the continued and increased frustration, utility and hopelessness of existence. He is one of the radical left always determined and concerned about the overthrow of our United States and willing to do it, no matter what the requirement may be, he is willing to lay down his life. You have no fear of death, he says. And he said that life was stupid. And it was purposely and that the fear of death was far less disconcerting to him and terrifying to him. Then the prospects of continuing with the increased frustration, futility and the hopelessness of the existence of our time.
I think that man is actually the mind of many a university and college to really I think another one this week said human existence and experience is boring and lacking in everything. A third, they this reply. We are building a firm foundation of unshakeable despair. Who am I? Why am I here? Why am I living? And where am I going? That is what they are thinking about. Who am I? They don't know. That's why life is stupid. Why am I here? I don't know. Where am I going? I don't know.
But since I'm here, I got to do something. But what I do I don't know. Man oh man, into the midst of that you walk up with a word at TCU. In the midst of that we walk with a word At Ohio State at Wright State, at Marshall, unite they open a session at some college in California, I can't even remember the name of it. That's where they're opening tonight. Those are the students who have the boldness and the bravery and the honesty to say these things. The adults feel the same way. But they ain't got the guts to say for the most part, what the students are saying. And ladies and gentlemen, the answer demand is the accuracy of the word. God Word of God, which word to hold forth faithfully that that word that God rightly divided and taught accurately, will give them the answer of who they are, why they are living, and where they are gone. And it Oh, give it in such terms that they can understand it. And that they can declare it and know that it's true. Don't you can put it to the test and find out that it works. The whole force, the greatness of this word, is the responsibility that God has set within our midst. And it is only as we rightly divide that where do we stand approve before God? People try everything in the book to stand approved before God. But if the Bible is right, there's only one way we're ever gonna stand to prove before. And that is to the end that we rightly divide the Word
in Second Corinthians please
that you couldn't think I'd end up in the Old Testament. Second Corinthians, place your heart chapter five. Verse 17, which. Therefore, if any man be in Christ, Christ in you in salvation, you in Christ did your walk, your fellowship, your renewed mind,
to the end, that we are in Christ, old things in the mind will be passed away, behold, all things will become new in the mind to the end that we are aware in Christ. And all things are of God, who have passed him, reconciled past him on to himself by Jesus Christ. Well, then we who were unworthy, when we confess with our mouth, the Lord Jesus, please God raised Him from the dead. Are we reconciled? Amen. We're reconciled? And if you're reconciled, your What are your reconciled, completely only reconciled 910 1000 or 99, and 44 100. If you're reconciled, you're reconciled. Now somebody comes along and says, You're reconciled halfway, then you're not reconciled. If you're reconciled, you're reconciling. Bless your heart, who has reconciled us right back together that which was separated, reconciled up to himself to God, by Jesus Christ? Isn't that something? All things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself to whom you got by, not by himself. I hope, Jesus Christ, I do Jesus Christ and God got after reconciled himself to himself and not just the body too, but if you can get
now he has reconciled, got it? Well, then we ought to act like run it he has reconciled us, we ought to act like... then he has done something else. He said it pass him. Now we are born again of God's Spirit. Now I am given this responsibility, which is the ministry of reconciliation. God reconciled men to himself by Jesus Christ. He paid for it. It's all covered. But you and I have to hold forth that word faithfully, so that others can be reconciled. figure was already reconciled. Now wonderful. He has given to us the ministry problem. Right. And if we don't carry that ministry, men and women will not be reconciled to God is given that to us. Somebody said, Well, why give it to four frail human beings? Well, we sang it tonight, we're unworthy until we get saved, and he makes us love. And to say that you are unworthy after the word says your word, they make somebody a liar, either you with or for me to say that I do not have the ministry of reconciliation make somebody a liar, either BP, where we are the word, a word that He has given to us, the ministry of reconciliation. God could have chosen angels to declare this word, but he didn't. He chose men and women like us. To the Clarys, worse, we have been given a ministry of reconciliation, that takes men and women who do not know who they are, who do not know why they're living, who do not know where they're going, that tell them the greatness of God's Word. So they do know. And we bring them back in alignment and harmony with the true God, because an expert, God was in Christ, verse 19. Namely, God was in himself, no, God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses or their sins unto them, and has committed unto us, he is committed to us. The world word of reconciliation, ladies and gentlemen did put their responsibility on our shoulders, which is bigger than the responsibility on the shoulders of the President of the United States, or of any other. It's almost unbelievable. But it's true. And he's called us. And he has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Because he has given us the word, and he committed it to us, he committed it. It's as simple as if I gave this thing along the way to please. And I said, Please, you're responsible for guarding every song in here, everything with your life. I committed it to him. God committed to us be committed to us, give son or again, believers, that word of reconciliation. And then if I don't declare that word accurately, I'm responsible. If cleave does not protect this accurately, he's responsible. I think for those of us who sincerely believe God's word, and we stand in this place where we teach other places where we teach, I think one of the greatest burdens that gets on our own hearts and minds time and time again, it's been on mine, I'm sure and I'm sure on Dr. Waist many of the others who really keep the word aren't concerned about it is that we do not handle this word of God deceitfully. That we do not handle this word of God, to our advantage, or to your advantage, but that we handle the Word of God as he would have been handled to his advantage. And the one thing that keeps you on the straight narrow, as far as I'm concerned, in the working of the word is to try with all of our ability to rightly divided because we know that wherever we hash it to pieces, we will not stand approved before him. And the one thing when it comes to where am I going, I want to do everything in my power that when I appeared before him, I can stand approve before he and I'm sure all of our believers desire the same thing. Now then, verse 20, now they rot nails, not when we die. Now then we are ambassadors for a man who for ambassadors were ambassadors, if he called us gave us a word of reconciliation gave us the ministry. These call us as ambassadors. So you're an ambassador, whether you like it or whether you don't, you just ought to learn to like it.
You don't like pizza. And if you eat long enough, you get to lock in pieces. Sit down table with somebody doesn't like to sound like that just have been starved to death we needed remarkable what you can learn like if he said to be the mother of invention. Anyway, we're ambassadors. Now, whether I like it or not, I'm an ambassador. So the best thing for me to do is to be what? What I'm supposed to be an ambassador, like one thing like one walk like one piece like one. Man, it's a shocker to a community to hear a man or a woman say, Hello. They haven't heard it for so long it blows their bowl. It just shocked them the depth. Just think that somebody could have the audacity that somebody could be so blessed and conceited as to say again, success alone. Well, Jeremiah, Oh, Jesus, and he has given to us the Word and the ministry. So you and I, again have to declare that follow. We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ said be reconciled to God. For He, God has made him Jesus to be thin for us. Who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God is who am I? I'm an ambassador. I have a ministry of reconciliation. I have a word of reconciliation. Who am I? I'm writing. I'm a son of God, born again of God's Spirit, filled with the power of His Holy Spirit, who am I? I am his son. Being good son, gives me all the authority that goes with sonship. All the legal rights that go with sonship are mine because he is my father. He fathered me. I am pulling up his thing. He told me he told me he is the one. What a tremendous blessing to a man who says, Who am I? The word tells him who he is. Then life discontinues be stupid and perfectly. Because when you first find out who you are, and until you're born again of God's Spirit and get to the accuracy of God's word, you'll never know who you are. Life will be meaningless life will be purposes, the whole lousy thing will be once you find out who you are, then you can take a breath for once in your life and you can stand up, throw your shoulders back and say well praise the Lord. Those years that I have to live, I'll give my utmost for his highest. You know, in First John, you really chapter three verse one, Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called watts, the sons of God, therefore the world knoweth us not. Because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we want the sons of God now we're the sons of God right now with sons of God, who am I I'm a son of God you just got to get to the place to know who you are. Know your earthly name. I missed her so and so well what about a bigger names that even that no matter how wonderful that name is, how great your father was added? How much greater it is to know our Heavenly Father and to say I'm the son of or I'm the daughter of one a tremendous things. Beloved, now, right now, are we the son of us. Interesting Twitch some morning, somebody Walk over to you and say well, for you, if you say I'm a son of God, run around back in kitchen can you imagine walking into a shop and Apoc three or some other place and somebody saying to somebody else I'm a son of God or I'm a daughter gone, they all wonder what a Cylon you got out. Because we are so acclimatized to say everything else than what the Word says, we all know, we're good till just a few, from the word to tell us who we are. Like in chapter two, very sick as you have therefore received Christ, Jesus the Lord. So once we have received Him, we are healed. Now we ought to walk that way. Look at verse 30. And you being dead in your sin, and the uncircumcision of your place, has the quickened together with himself having forgiven you? What? Oh, and the word all means lots are 50 and having boiled? The text should literally read, having put off from himself. principalities, powers, he made a show of them openly triumphing over them what in it, I am the Son of God, and as a son of God, who am I, I am what he says, I am I have what he says, I have, he is within me. Therefore, when Christ lives within us, who am I, I am able to take care of all those principalities and powers, and we in his name, and make a show of them openly and triumph over them in it, because Christ triumphed over them, don't you say? It is why the Scripture says we are more than conquerors through Him, who loved us and who gave it and so forth. He thinks in chapter one. Getting my eyes open to why I'm here and what I have the praise, talking about our sonship in verse five, King James has adoption tax rates on verse six, to the praise of the glory of His grace, grace is divine favor, and I as his son, just do these things to the praise of his glory. The glory of His grace, we're in He has made us lovely and acceptable, accepted in the Beloved. He has made us excepted. He has made us lovely and acceptable in the Beloved. In whom we have we got it. People if we've got it, do we have to pray for it? No, if we pray, we have to pray for we have been guarded. But if we got it, you don't have to pray for it. All you have to do is be thankful for it. Thank God for it, In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins is the text the remission of sins according to the riches of his luck at wonderful wearing or which he has a bounded toward us in all wisdom and pro word produce good things. Having made new unto us the mystery of his work. If he made it known then we're no longer in ignorance. Why am I living? I am an ambassador and he has made known the mystery of his well so I got something to say what if you don't get places which you have purpose in himself? That in the administration of the fullness of time, he might gather together in one all things in sight, both were joined heaven with Turner's even in him, it who also very delivered, we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him, who worked at all things after the console have his wheels, to the end that we should be to the praise of is going to first or before trusted in Christ. The word trusted is to expect with genuine probability, not possibilities, more accurate figures. Expect with genuine probability in home also, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. obtained an inheritance in whom also when the cheaply or upon believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, sealed with it? Why am I living as an ambassador to know all these things? Wherefore I also after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love unto all the things he's not to give thanks for you making mention of you in my prayers. One form, or 70, that's a God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory. They give on to you the spirit of wisdom they give unto you spirit, that is to say, wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of the what for verse at that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know, not quite, you're not perfect, you may know what is the hope of his calling? And that you may know, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance. And that you may know, what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us words, who do one thing was Billy, we believe according to the working of his mighty powers, with the Rotting Christ, when He did one thing raised Him from the dead, and staring at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
Far above all principality, and power, and might and dominion, every name that's me, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. And I put all things under his feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to what the church which is His body. Why is it his body, because He reconciled us. He brought us back together. Then he gave us the ministry of reconciling men and women to God in what God did in Christ Jesus. He is the head of that church.
It is his body. It is the fullness of Him that first of all, in all, ladies, gentlemen, when you rightly divide this and you understand it, you get full. The fullness of Him that fill us, all is all within you, there is no presence. There is no place in your life, where you're not where you're any longer feel empty. You may have a desire for more of God's word, but you don't feel unclean on the inside. You don't feel an emptiness. You don't feel that void. You have passed from that stage where a man would say life is stupid and purposeless. Because he has filled you with his presence and what a tremendous thing that is. In order to move in the greatness of this, of course, you've got to go the season Why am I living where am I going? Well, if you're going to really move ahead, you and I have to do what it says in verse 11, Put on the whole armor of God. That's not great that salvation is a great but putting on the whole armor that's worth, it's in the category of the renewed mind. The reason being that you may be able to stand against the wiles of war, whatever far we are from not against what does that very doesn't look right does. It looks like people always fighting each other. Always fighting each other. We raffle not against doesn't look that way from a centrality point of view does it? That's what it is we're not loudly against flesh and blood. We're roughly against spiritual powers, Devil spirits. Wherefore, verse 13, because of this, we've got to take unto us the whole armor of God, he just told us in verse 11, put it on the three drive around in 13. And he says, Take it, take it, take it because without that whole armor, we will not be able to withstand taking guns. Take that whole armor. And in the evil day dateable day, you know what day most theologians commentary, I think that is sometime in the future. Why don't they ever think about today? Right now. That's what he's talking about. Having taken that whole armor in the evil day, what they love now. Tomorrow morning, tomorrow afternoon. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, not the evil day. Having taken on to you this whole armor, you may be able to stand in the evil lady. And having done all the ones who was a man, he got half my word. Let him speak my word. I'll faithfully having done all the one thing one. Amen. Now we don't stand with a ball bout in our hands. And say you either believe God's Word or l know what we stand with God's word boldly, but lovingly and firmly and faithfully and steadfast. And we say again, successfully. But it is worth someone said to me today How can I introduce the CFO to speaking in tongues? And when he made that statement, I felt like running out of adults. Now that's no way to introduce speaking in tongues, anybody except your come to the word what he was trying to say. What could I say? What people could I bring together and introduce the speaking in tongues. You don't introduce speaking in tongues by people introduced by people speaking the words. And I want to tell you something, you don't give a baby the first month. And then he bones take your Bible it dilutes the water. I mean the milk maybe the water was a football game yesterday and Howard was tickled to death of Pepsi is only a dime so you keep building up. Finally get him into the new birth or they may be born again. But have you ever met a Christian who really knows what he has when he's born again? So we lead them into the new birth the knowledge what the Word says they have which includes their sonship right the category of the renewed mind then finally after we've taken them through all that in the understand for made created Body Soul spirits all of those now they're finally ready where you can start teaching a little bit about the Holy Spirit. You know, finally you get to the place last night if you get them speaking in tongues. You could do this anytime I can take any born again believer and a half hour 45 minutes leads a minute speaking. But what if you got $100 in your pocket? What good is it if you don't know how to spend it? That's no problem. But it is a problem to be loaded with the power of God and not know all the standards. That's the problem. They do not know how to utilize what it does for data they tack on the average of Christian can't give you one reason for speaking in tongues. Except to say if you have the Bible list, I think something like 14 or 17, we list from the scriptures in the foundation of that give God's word. That's why people say to me, you know, the first night to have a meeting, get people saved, I'm not in a hurry to get them to say, you know why they've been on the road to hell along another night in going to earn a try. Now what they say, Well, suppose they died tonight went down, they're not going to die tonight. If they're gonna listen to that word, when they hear it, you know that I've swapped the words. That's why it's always the word class. We just haven't come to the appreciation that it's gotta be the word. And Oh, Johnny, jump up, not gonna kick the bucket tonight. If that old boy is going to believe God's word when he hears it, because the word says that he got to hear the word to get saved. So the thing that you do, you start teaching them to work based on by hearing and hearing a lot. So you give them the words. You don't have to give him the word and have an altar call every night. That's what they teach. Because they're afraid that if you don't get them saved tonight, there might be an automobile accident, get killed, go to hell.
It's the word. And that word is what we have to do well. Then there is a command in verse eight. At three talks about putting on the whole armor of God, he says, We're to pray. And we're to pray. Always, with all prayer and supplication, in the Spirit, by way of spirit, and a pray by way of spirit is to pray in tongues. Watching there unto with all perseverance and thereby making supplication for all the ones it says making supplication for the same oh people spend their time praying for the unsaved to get paid. And they tell them pray for the thing to lock in the greatness of ourselves. And when we pray in the Spirit, we are making supplication for all the same the only way I know that it makes sense to do this with all persons do you have to say after day after day, a wonderful moment. 70 and if children then we are heirs heirs of God and what's going on heirs with Oh, that's right. We're joint heirs with Christ. Who am I? Why am I living? Where am I going? Man oh man.
Find my joint heir with Christ. That makes me somebody people say they've lost their identity. I read about the University of Purdue and I suppose Same is true at Ohio State or something where you're just a number in the class well, you just made me a number in the class and I'll take you for do but I'm better than that when it comes to this category I know who I am. I am a joint heir with Christ I'm not just a number in the box. I'm a joint air with him. Man oh man that's better than a number is really. Why record right at the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with with the glory which shall be revealed in the sufferings of the person. As in time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be future tense revealed in us. It's tremendous now. But think of the future if we stay faithful on God's Word.
God gives us salvation of grace. But the reward to the Christian is America not. In Hebrews in chapter four very thick tea. It's a wonderful word, which I'd like to close this particular anniversary, teaching tonight.
I don't tear apart, come boldly, onto the throne of grace. That we may obtain mercy, and find great help, in time of war. Come to God's throne, how wonderful that we may obtain mercy, and that we may find great divine favors that help us in the time of me. What a wonderful privilege it is to be a son of God, daughter of God. Who am I? Why am I living? Where am I going? Or just no question about if the Word of God and I believe the Word of God is right, because we've got the proof in the sentence world, that Christ is a living reality, our God given ability to speak in tongues. That's the proof we have. And I've got more proof that Christ is living, that Christ is alive than I have that Washington was president of the United States or Abraham Lincoln. I only accept the statement that he was president, Washington that Lincoln was president upon the writings of someone who might have never met. We've been dead a long time ago. I do believe Washington was President once and so ugly, on how much more? Do I have the truth of the resurrected Christ? It's just not built upon the writings of the Word of God. It is built upon the manifestation of a spirit which I could not have. If I was not a lot. What a tremendous time what a tremendous thing we have.
This is why we can come boldly before God. The average person never comes boldly before God. It comes freaking in like, what? And he just says, what God maybe someday Do you think maybe Oh, no, I can pray that boldly. You're come boldly onto the throne of grace. Oh, why? Because he is our Father. We are his sons and daughters. So we come boldly to that throne of grace that we may receive grace to help us in the time of need, and when is the time I need right now. Tomorrow every day is a time of need. So daily, I go to him to get that great which we need for that place. What do you spell it said to me last night, John? I have a midweek meeting down there in Miami. Bert started said yes ran out of petrol heater. Fuel for us Americans. By the middle of the week. Wow. Know why you run out of petrol. Fuel. You can meet every deal not enough. Do you know why? It has to be a moment by moment and a day by day and an hour by hour. I couldn't wait for Sunday night to come and get fired up so I could stand it there when my supply doesn't last till I supply it tonight for the need of this particular time an hour. Tomorrow morning. I gotta rise up and I got to start all over again. I need that fuel for tomorrow. That's why it's a moment by moment. And day by day you've come boldly to the throne of grace daily. Not just every Wednesday every Friday every Saturday. Every Sunday night, day by day. I know a lot of people like to read the Word of God in the morning, the first thing that's wonderful. I like to read the Word of God the last. Or that which builds me up. Because many times when the day is over with when I need that grace, I need that help. And so I hardly ever, I hardly ever go to sleep. I don't think I ever do. Think about, but that I let the word of God dwell in the rich. Even to the end, I don't always open my Bible, but I know enough of it, that I just left this worried, I think and meditate and dwell on networks, just before I go to sleep. And perhaps it's sort of wonderful least it is for me. Because, like the last thing you put in your mind and your drive within yourself, is the kind of thing that keeps growing within you all night. Why couldn't I go to sleep on God's word and let my reteaching ability teach me God's word while I'm sleeping? Why not let this work on my spiritual digestion and be spiritually digested at night.
I may sit and watch a television show. But boy, no matter what I do, I never closed the day but I hide this fluid in my mind and in my heart. That that's the only thing I know that made it possible for me to leave Europe. Worried. I thought to come boldly before the throne of God. To find that grace which I need in a timelessness is the same savior for me is the same God for me that he is free. Therefore, I'm confident that he too much come boldly to find that helping. Everybody has need every day. That's why we walked before he made fun of God, declaring boldly what he has made available.