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2001 - PASTOR JIM WEST
Greetings in the Name of Jesus!
This months Cyber-Church sermon is by Pastor Jim West. Pastor Jim was the founder of Cyber-Church.com. At the time of his homegoing in January 2000 Pastor Jim had a number of messages waiting for publication. Therefore, in accordance with the Lord's leading, we are posting them over the next few months. Pastor Jim's messages are for the most part in outline form. We will post them as he left them and trust the Holy Spirit to fill in any gaps. We pray you too will be blessed by the teachings of this Godly Saint that is now with the Lord.
God bless you and yours
Wrath of God
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from
heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in
We must understand the "Wrath of God."
The wrath of God was very present in the old testament,
under the old covenant: Man had separated himself from God.
God said, "I want YOU to serve ME!"
Man said, "I want YOU to serve ME!"
And God promised them His wrath: Poured it out on them!
But His wrath under the new covenant is simply His absence!
Paul said, (1:13) "Now, I would not have you
ignorant, brothers." We "have not because we ASK not", NOT because we
"know not"! For Deuteronomy 29:29, says, The secret things belong unto the Lord
our God: but those things which
Let's read verse 20:
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, EVEN THE ETERNAL POWER AND GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse:
And Paul still says, "I would not have you ignorant!"
And this scripture says we did not glorify God AS God: that we changed the incorruptible God into our own image! And our foolish heart was darkened!
BUT WE KNOW BETTER! The invisible things from Him are made
manifest! They are revealed! And we can have a better Life! If we will accept Him AS HE IS
and not get caught up in our VAIN IMAGINATIONS: If will NOT try to put Him in OUR OWN
IMAGE, we can have "Life more abundantly!" And we CAN see Him AS HE IS!
Abraham could have chosen not to see Him as He is - but old Abraham was too smart for that!
He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And the promises: the New Covenant is to ALL who will believe! (ALL things are possible to those who believe!)
Some of those promises are:
Peace with God. There can be no wrath when there is peace!
We stand in His grace. Steadfast - without wavering - without doubt - against all odds!
No matter what the circumstances!
We can glory in tribulation if we are strong in faith!
Romans 5:9 -
Much more then, being now justified by His
blood, WE SHALL BE SAVED FROM WRATH THROUGH HIM. For if, when we were enemies, we were
reconciled to God by the death of His Son, MUCH MORE, being reconciled, we shall be
We are SAVED FROM WRATH THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!
We are delivered from tribulation through Jesus Christ!
No longer bound by satan - no longer at the mercy of God's
enemies, like under the old covenant, but we have been -
We can walk in "newness of life!"
We can have that "newness of life", and not walk in it.
So what is the key?
Abraham counted those things that were not, as though they were - AND THEY BECAME!
IT IS BY FAITH!
If we respond to God with faith! If we believe He is not a liar! That He means what He says! That every promise He made is for us! That Jesus has said, "Ask what you will and I will do it!" Then the windows of heaven will open and God will pour out blessings on us that we have never imagined!
So instead of imagining God is like us - (vain
imaginations!) That He has our limitations! That He cannot keep His Word!
The Power already here! The Peace already here! The Promises already here! The Deliverance already here! The ANSWER already here! The VICTORY already here!
The answer is: FAITH
Let's put on our garment of praise, our shield of faith
and Stand on His Promises - - IN HIS GRACE!!
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