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Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ
Putting On the Lord Jesus Christ I. Introduction II. Phase 1/Phase 2 Distinction III. Phase 1 – Salvation Foundation IV. Positional Truth V. Phase 2 – Spirituality VI. Conclusion
“My Way is Hidden from the Lord” Psa 94: 3 -11 Lord, how long will the wicked triumph? They utter speech, and speak insolent things; all the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. They break in pieces Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, “The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand. ” Understand, you senseless among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see? He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, He who teaches man knowledge? The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Eccl 8: 11 -12 Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him.
“My Way is Hidden from the Lord” Isa 40: 27 -28 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Matt 24: 37 -39 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 2 Peter 3: 3 -4 …knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. ”
Prepare to Meet Your God! 2 Peter 3: 10 -12 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Heb 12: 25 -29 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven. ” Now this, “Yet once more, ” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.
Ecclesiastes 12: 13 -14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. ”
Spiritual Posture of Kings of Israel/Judah Righteous: He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did his father David. He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in all the ways of his father David; he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. Unrighteous: He did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord, as his father David had done. His heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin by which he had made Israel sin. He walked in the way of the kings of Israel…; and he did evil in the sight of the Lord. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not depart from them. [He] seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel. Double-minded: He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like his father David. [He] did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as did his father David. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, but not like his father and mother.
Spiritual Posture of the Kings of Judah Solomon Rehoboam Abijam (Abijah) Asa Jehoshaphat Jehoram (Joram) Ahaziah Joash (Jehoash) Amaziah Azariah (Uzziah) Jotham Ahaz Hezekiah Manasseh Amon Josiah 1 Kings 3: 3; 9: 4 -7; 11: 1 -2, 4 -11 1 Kings 14: 21 -24; 2 Chronicles 12: 1, 13 -14 1 Kings 15: 1 -3 1 Kings 15: 11 -14 1 Kings 22: 41 -44 2 Kings 8: 16 -18 2 Kings 8: 25 -27 2 Kings 12: 1 -3 2 Kings 14: 1 -4 2 Kings 15: 32 -35 2 Kings 16: 1 -4 2 Kings 18: 1 -6 2 Kings 21: 1 -9 2 Kings 21: 19 -22 2 Kings 22: 1 -2; 2 Chronicles 34: 3 -8, 14 -21, 29 -33; 35: 1, 16 -19; 2 Kings 23: 24 -25; 2 Chronicles 35: 23 -27
Prepare to Meet Your God! Ezra 9: 1 -6 When these things were done, the leaders came to me, saying, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, with respect to the abominations of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed is mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this trespass. ” So when I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked out some of the hair of my head and beard, and sat down astonished. Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel assembled to me, because of the transgression of those who had been carried away captive, and I sat astonished until the evening sacrifice. At the evening sacrifice I arose from my fasting; and having torn my garment and my robe, I fell on my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God. And I said: “O my God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God; for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has grown up to the heavens…” Ezra 10: 3 -4 “Now therefore, let us make a covenant with our God to put away all these wives and those who have been born to them, according to the advice of my master and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law. Arise, for this matter is your responsibility. We also are with you. Be of good courage, and do it. ”