Why are you where you are,
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday May 15, 2013
Guest Speaker: Rick Kabrick
HEB 11:1, Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, for he was looking to the reward.
You don’t get to know exactly what will happen next.
You have to travel that road one mile at a time by faith.
COL 4:5, Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the time.
You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Instead, you ought to say, If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.
Instead of living your life planning, plan instead to simply spend your life living in the plan.
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What am I supposed to do?
If there is meaning to this life…to this story,
then why do the days seem
so random and so meaningless for so many?
Where you have been and where you could go.
We can know the rules of engagement, the standard operating procedures.
HEB 11:24-25, By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
Also He [God] has placed in their heart a longing or desire for eternity, without which, man could not find out the work which God hath made from the beginning to the end.
God has planted the longing for eternity in the human being.
It is a Christ shaped void and therefore only Christ can fill it.
There is an Author and we were created by that author.
He (the Author) is the creator of all
We are offered as big of a role in that story as we are willing, through our free will decisions, to take.
The Heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day they pours forth speech, And night to night it reveals knowledge. [yet] There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard.
In them [the Heavens] He has placed a tent [tabernacle] for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
His rising is from one end of the heavens, and His circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Heb 4:12-13, For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
The law of the Lord is perfect, (if followed) it restores the soul;
The testimony (witness) of the Lord is sure, (if believed) it makes wise out of the simple.
The precepts (commands) of the Lord are right, (if followed) it causes rejoicing of the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, (if followed) it enlightens the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
LUK 19:37, As soon as He was approaching, near the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”
DEU 4:19, And when you look up into the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars-all the forces of heaven – don’t be seduced into worshiping them.
The LORD your God gave them to all the peoples of the earth.
GEN 3:8, They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…
GEN 2:7, Then the Lord God (Jehova Elohim) formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
GEN 3:8, They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.
Yod = a symbol of a hand in Hebrew.
This is an open hand [in contrast with the letter kaf, which comes from the pictograph of the palm of the hand]. yod is masculine.
The yod is the smallest [and most humble] letter. From it, the other letters originate. It is symbolic of creation.
Hey = means to ‘behold’, ‘to show’ or ‘to reveal’.
Vav = Vav is masculine in gender. Vav signifies a nail. It conveys the meaning of being nailed or bound to something. The numerical value of vav is 6.
Yod Hey Vav Hey,
Hey = Behold
Vav = Nail
Yod = Closed Hand
Hey = Behold
The Lord went looking for the man, just as it has been ever since, the Lord is still calling out to those who are hiding from Him. Adam, why are you where you are?