How God reveals Himself to man. Pastor Rick Kabrick


December 8, 2017

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday
December
8, 2017

GEN 3:8-10, They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.”

It was not God’s idea to remove Himself and be seemingly unapproachable.

It was not God’s idea to remove Himself and be seemingly unapproachable. It was mankind’s choice.

He allows us to choose whether we will believe in Him or not.
Then, HE allows us to either
accept or reject knowledge of HIM, then to either accept or reject whether we follow HIS instructions.

Then Jesus Christ the Messiah came,
went to the Cross,
rose from the dead,
and now sits at the right hand of the Father,
and HE is in us and we are in HIM.

PRO 14:12, There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

The natural human way of thinking is fundamentally hostile
toward God.
Because the god of this world is Satan and he is anti-GOD.

ROM 8:6-8, For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God,
for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

“When it comes to the origin of life there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation. There is no third way. Spontaneous generation was disproved one hundred years ago, but that leads us to only one other conclusion, that of supernatural creation. We cannot accept that on philosophical grounds; therefore, we choose to believe the impossible: that life arose spontaneously by chance!”
(George Wald, 1954).

There is a CHRIST Shaped vacuum in man that only CHRIST can fill.
ECC 3:11, GOD has set eternity in man’s heart.

Human nature, the OSN hasn’t changed, because it can’t.

Has God ever provided human beings with absolute, indisputable proof of His existence?
Will He provide such proof in the future?

Fulfilled prophecy is a powerful demonstration of the reality of God.

Only GOD can accurately foretell the future and bring it to pass. History then is indeed HIS Story.

ISA 40:22, It is He who sits above the circle of the earth.

COL 1:15-17, He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all (Paz) things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.

A messenger will prepare the way for the Messiah (MAL 3:1)

The Messiah will enter Jerusalem as a king riding on a donkey (ZEC 9:9).

The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend, suffer wounds in His hands (ZEC 13:6).

The Messiah will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (ZEC 11:12).

The betrayal money will be used to purchase a potter’s field (ZEC 11:13).

The Messiah will remain silent while He is afflicted (ISA 53:7).

The Messiah will die by having His hands and feet pierced (PSA 22:16).

MAT 10:29-30, Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore, do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Voyager

Voyager

All of that, the Lord just created, and it cost HIM nothing. Yet to save you and I from eternal damnation, it cost HIM HIS SON, a part of HIM.

When we don’t think we have any value, think of that, you are valuable.

MAT 10:29-30, Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore, do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Here is the deal: Stop lusting for everything we want and start lusting for everything God wants for us.

Holding a grudge, and having bitter feelings toward someone will cheat you out of a blessing.

So forgiveness has those two sides, understanding that we are forgiven, and then how we forgive others.