God does not need you to defeat the devil today. Love Does 2/11/18 - 2/25/18 Sermons: 3 : Blank Slate 1/14/18 - 1/28/18 Sermons: 3 . We are all sinners, we are all heading for death and it’s only through the beautiful application of Christ and His righteousness that we can pass from death to life. “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” Thine is a decay, a declension in holy zeal–not forsaken is the object of it, but lost is the fervour. Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in … We shall see how important these words are. But this is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which Christ so unsparingly condemned (ST Jan. 2, 1912). As you and I meet this tribulation which is Satan instigating evil creating your fall and defeat, and you come out of that. Pastor Justin Ross. Your part is to enforce the victory by simply standing your ground, which is victory ground. A part that applies to my salvation in the knowledge of the purity of God’s commandments and the importance to keep them. February 9, 2020 Freedom from Defeat: A Life of Victory. I wonder if there is anyone here who can say that they haven’t been defeated on a few issues. Sometimes success comes through the back door of failure. {GC 618.3}. Bookmark the permalink. One of the specific realities in life is failure. He Himself, the rock of our salvation came into the pit, drew us out of the pit of sin and hopelessness and made us part of Himself. Is He not worth the offering? 19, 'A troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last.' He seeks to accuse and condemn God and all who strive to carry out His purposes in this world in mercy and love, in compassion and forgiveness. Introduction: In chapter 7 we see Joshua and his men getting routed by the men of Ai because of the sin of one man Achan who coveted and kept devoted things from the previous exploits, against the specific command of God to not do so. Am I in the category of these kinds of people in reference to condition? Psalms 91:1-11 Topics: Encouragement Faith Coronavirus In every generation, the accuser has re-invented the same old story lines of doom and gloom. So indeed, you and I, who dwell under the three angels’ messages are aware of the fact that we must be of the number that are recorded in Revelation. As they review the past, their hopes sink for in their whole lives they can see little good. He is attempting to obliterate from our mind something very important that is part of our doctrines. God has a perfect photograph of every man’s character, and this photograph He compares with His law. Nothing less than this is fully adequate for the need of the human heart. This is the 144,000 in the time of Jacob’s Trouble. {SC 59.5}. No general vague confession will do. 1 John 1:8;10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. No one can point at the other and say ooohhh, because there’s three fingers pointing back. We know that if I commit sin, I am doomed to death. When we first came to discover the truth in Jesus as our great saving power of the grace of God, He found us in the pit. Who will be rejected? You get nothing until you start. In Victory - - Magnanimity. A silent crowd of about three thousand was there to watch. I am lying. Can you? They were magnified the problem - David came alone and started magnifying our God. A thousand attacks against us cannot change that fact. The light shines and penetrates. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. ... the accident has been used to highlight "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" on … As we begin this chapter, I am reminded of a couple verses in Psalm 119. 5:22). 7:1), we are purified (Acts 15:9), we are made pure in heart (Matt. If you weren’t like that, you wouldn’t have done it. Satan will work to defeat you and me. When, under the temptations of Satan, men fall into error, and their words and deportment are not Christlike, they may not realize their condition, because sin is deceptive and tends to deaden the moral perceptions. All this he urges as an argument proving his right to work his will in their destruction. 15:29). victory and avoid the agony of defeat. If I will examine my heart, the Lord will show me all my deadly sinfulness and I will submit to what we have studied here, I will pass from death to life. Here is the great danger we will avert if we understand this. He wants us to forget the rock from whence we have been hewn. {OHC 162.2}. So that we understand when we have been surprised into sin by these Satanic influences that we have been caught out by his temptations we read; How careful is the Lord Jesus to give no occasion for a soul to despair. As I wrote this sermon, I was reminded of my friend Jack Wyrtzen, the great youth evangelist who founded Word of Life in the 1940s in New York City. {COL 159.3}. Victory Sermon Illustrations [] [] [] Victory at the Last Some of us have been like the tribe of Gad, of whom we read in Gen. 49. It is important to consider the disposition I have in reference to those wrongs. There is no substitute for this fullness. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. That’s how it is done. Revelation 14:1  And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 5:8), we are given a clean heart (Ps. He is making intercession for the most lowly, the most oppressed and suffering, for the most tried and tempted ones. When we're in the valley, it's easy to get discouraged and think it's never Whether the character of the sin is extremely terrible or just a little one, confess it. Joshua 8:1-35. . {TMK 239.2}. This is the process. On the other side we become guilt-ridden by the imposition of a legalism and legalistic doctrines. Yes, you have sinned miserably, but I have blotted out as a thick cloud if you will return unto me, because I have redeemed thee. They discover through some of their actions, I’ve done something that I never thought I would ever do. {OHC 49.3}, The blood of Jesus is pleading with power and efficacy for those who are backslidden, for those who are rebellious, for those who sin against great light and love. Read How to Praise Your Way to Victory from Christian radio ministry Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers. The church triumphant is victorious through their experiences. Introduction: In chapter 7 we see Joshua and his men getting routed by the men of Ai because of the sin of one man Achan who coveted and kept devoted things from the previous exploits, against the specific command of God to not do so. Principle of Victory Applied, and The Pleasure of Victory Denied. Several factors inspire us to seek God for "the full measure of the blessing of Christ." Sin harboured and hidden must be brought to the light and confessed in the presence of God. The Bible teaches that whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. Do you? No explanations as to why or wherefore we have done these things. If I don’t want to confess my sin, if I want to shield myself by false doctrine or by despair, negative pride, (that is what despair is, I’m too bad to be saved, I’m too bad, I can’t trust the Lord, I will rely on my own imagination, too proud to come out of despair), it will be revealed what controls their actions. Jesus has already done it and given you the victory (see Colossians 2:15, Romans 8:37). A few thousand Israelites were sent to conquer Ai and they were defeated. Full deliverance is found by trusting God (Acts 15:8-9), by taking Him at His Word. Absolutely nothing like that, just a plain heart broken confession that I am a whatever I am by what I’ve done. Series: Onward! . "Do we believe," says Thomas Cook, "that having promised He is able and willing to do it now, at this very moment, on the condition of our faith? I must be among this number and this number are without fault and there is no guile in their mouth. If I do this, in humility of heart confess, then we may be restored. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. But so far from in any measure attaining it, the more I pursued and strove after it, the more it eluded my grasp; till hope almost died out . Some call it "The Fullness of the Spirit" as did Torrey and Moody; some "The Rest of God", as did Hudson Taylor: some "Perfect Love", as did Wesley; some "Entire Sanctification", as did Paget Wilkes; some "A Clean Heart" as did Brengle. Common sense would dictate that Paul’s influence is gone and his prospects washed up, for he has been languishing four years in prison (two years in … Preacher: Ken Vickery. This is a doctrine that has really taken root. . Full deliverance is found by trusting God (Acts 15:8-9), by taking Him at His Word. As it states in verses 4 and 5, they are not defiled with women for they are virgins. I love the insight of D.L. Who is the one that presses closest to Him? Listen to Contentment by Ed Vinson. You wonder why the 144,000 are around Jesus and nobody else can get as close to Him as they can? 2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah [that] bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. An afflicted and poor people, they shall trust in the name of the LORD. As you become better acquainted with the Lord, your love will become more ardent because the light is shining and shines more detail into your life and shows you more clearly the painful disease of the soul and God’s amazing love. The liberalists don’t worry, they’re going to be saved. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word” (vs. 67); and “It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes” (vs. 72). What is he trying to do with us by pointing to our doctrines and telling us how hopeless we are? Paul spoke of coming "in the full measure of the blessing of Christ" (Rom. He is jealous of all who make Christ their strength. . We can never come to God and say I am without sin otherwise I am sinning if I say so. Sin must be confessed specifically and thoroughly. I want to talk to you today about From Valley to Victory. . If you know your problem is caused by the enemy, then praise the Lord! What God had said back there, and what He will say now is a It means you were once there and you’ve been lead astray, you’ve backslidden, you have fallen into terrible sin that Satan has instigated. Every time God works in their behalf, Satan with his angels works with renewed vigour to compass their ruin. A thousand attacks against us cannot change that fact. They may in fact be the beginning if we will just respond t… Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In our appreciation of being the people who must be of the 144,000, here is the criterion. Posted on December 1, 2011, in Divine Service Sermons, The Love of God and tagged defeat, victory. What is the doctrine of the Nicolaitans? If you have wronged or offended others, confess also to them, and the blessing of the Lord will rest upon you. 3 THE EVIDENCE OF THE SCRIPTURES The basic presumptive evidence that only genuine believers are candidates for the blessing of the fullness of the Spirit is that all the New Testament letters are addressed to Christians. You may grow in grace, but there must be a starting point. Indeed John is committed to the proposition that “faith is the victory.” 3) We used to sing a hymn entitled Faith is the Victory. May we decide to persevere through the most horrifying discoveries of my sinful self, so that I may be among the 144,000. 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid. . It is my purpose to display the Word of God on this apparent contradiction of terms so that we can find our way through these statements of a thus saith the Lord. Brethren and sisters let us be aware that this is part of the experience. This is often voiced among people who Satan has managed to throw into the wrong way of thinking. If Satan can keep us ignorant, he can keep us impotent. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Sin is so deceptive that I’m not even seeing that I’m doing it. There is a beginning to everything. God leads His people on, step by step. The legalists, they don’t worry because; we keep the commandments of God, legalistically. How to choose Victory over Defeat! Paul Ipema In Defeat, Prelude to Victory Instead of despairing we must do what it says when Satan has managed to succeed to defeat us. After the great victory in Jericho, Joshua became arrogant and took the enemy for granted … the Israelites think they’ve got it all figured out as they come to the small city of Ai. In this experience of coming to this, God even assists in the program. . If it's going to be transformed into a gateway of hope - you have to speak words of life, words of faith, words of victory. The danger for us is that we may not know it, but because we have living truth that has been given us through the three angels’ messages we become more conscious of it. 8:11), our love is made perfect (I John 4:17), we receive power (Acts 1:8), we are filled with the Spirit (Acts 2:4, 4:8, 31; Eph. Austin Weist From Defeat to Victory How do the 144,000 feel? From Glorious Victory To Shameful Defeat (7 of 15) FROM GLORIOUS VICTORY TO SHAMEFUL DEFEAT (7 of 15) JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM DR. STAN COFFEY Joshua 7:1 February 24, 2002 Well, it's good to see you here today and I believe God has a great word for us. Defeats never have to be the end. You also may have done wrong, thinking you were perfectly right, but when time reveals your error, then it is your duty to humble the heart and confess your sin. All that man can do without Christ is polluted with selfishness and sin. But I have. . He wants him to sin so that after he knows already that he has been redeemed from the broken law, he causes him to sin again, and then fills him with a state of hopelessness. What does Satan do? Victory Little Girl Sent Jesus to The Door When The Devil Came (illustration) The strength for our conquering and our victory is drawn continually from Christ. The reason that the 144,000 are without sin is because they have become conscious of all their sins and trusted to the mercy of God, instead of turning away in despair or seeking to cover themselves with the lies of modern theology. As he sees that his time is short, he will work with greater earnestness to deceive and destroy. The apostle Paul made grievous mistakes, all the time thinking that he was doing God service, but when the Spirit of the Lord set the matter before him in its true light, he confessed his wrongdoing, and afterward acknowledged the great mercy of God in forgiving his transgression. Rev. {EW 71.1}. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. {TMK 239.5}. My love will become deeper, more intense, rather than losing my first love. To one who asked him the secret of his service he said: "There was a day when I died, utterly died; died to George Muller his opinions, preferences, tastes and will - died to the world, its approval or censure - died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends - and since then I have studied to show myself approved unto God." Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. . 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These two errors are the power ploy of Satan to confuse the mind of believers. 1 John 2:1 And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Now God says do what I have shown you. Doug Unleash the sound of victory and see the walls in your life crumble! Negatively we are cleansed from all sin and unrighteousness (I John 1:7,9), we are cleansed from all filthiness (Ezek. You want to be among the 144,000? {OHC 49.2}, If you make failures and are betrayed into sin, do not feel then you cannot pray … but seek the Lord more earnestly. Shuddered at the thought of seeing yourself in contrast to these characteristics and then the overwhelming sense of, oh dear, am I lost then? While we are under the sin we say many times what a beautiful thing I’m going through, such a lovely experience. {OHC 162.4}, Young and old, God is now testing you. The 144,000 are the very elect. Duty follows from doctrine. 7:24,25), we are freed (Rom. God fills us in order that we might be effective witnesses and live pure, useful and victorious lives. If it is against God only, confess only to Him. It makes apparent the unhallowed desires, the infidelity of the heart, the impurity of the lips. CURRENT SERMON . 1.2.3 Hudson Taylor graphically relates: "Each day brought its register of sin and failure, of lack of power . This sermon describes what content is not, is, and how Paul learned to be content. {SC 29.1}. The need of consecration is paramount. that He had said 'I will never leave you'. Remember God is at work to show me. Confession is the bridge between defeat and victory. The sweetest part, if one may speak of one part being sweeter than another, is the rest which full identification with Christ brings." 5:23). He who has been forgiven most. SERMON INFO As we study Psalm 60, we'll see a lament of defeat in verses 1 through 4, an appeal for an answer in verses 5 through 8, and then conclude with a couple lessons to be learned from verses 9 … It is the grace of Christ alone, through faith, that can make us holy. From Defeat To Victory. Their apparent defeat is turned into victory. Service Type: Sunday AM. When you made Jesus the Lord of your life, you gained the biggest victory of all—life over death. Apparent defeat turned into victory. There must be a beginning to victory. We may trust in our Advocate; for He pleads His own merits in our behalf…. Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I had a marvelous time this week in the Word of God and I can't wait to share what the Lord gave me from the book of Joshua. . You battle through it and learn your experiences and you will be of all people the most deeply in love with your Lord and Saviour. We are surrounded by that doctrine, are we not? He reveals to man the defects that mar his life, and calls upon him to repent and turn from sin (ST July 31, 1901). We believe sincerely that we must not commit sin. If I have hated somebody, I am a murderer. 7:3. 2:20), we are sanctified wholly (I Thess. God does not need you to defeat the devil today. He presents their weakness and folly, their sins of ingratitude, their unlikeness to Christ, which have dishonored their Redeemer. Moving from Victim to Victor. Joshua had quite the winning record he went from victory to victory, crossing the flooded Jordan, conquering Jericho. He brings them into positions which are calculated to reveal the motives of the heart. The night is dark and I am far from home. . . Turning Defeat Into Victory. . ... Home » Sermons » Freedom from Defeat: A Life of Victory. 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