It is the blood of Jesus that set you free. Tonight on this podcast, I want to talk to you about the blood of Jesus and what it means to all of us. We are living in the last days and the Bible says in these last days perilous times will come to us. The good will be evil, and evil will be good.
And you can certainly see that happening all around you. In the days of Pontius Pilate, the people said give us Barabbas. Give us Barabbas. You can see that today. People have life-and-death set before them, but they want to do evil.
The Scripture says, I’ve set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, choose life that you and your children may live. When they asked for Barabbas, they said-let his blood be upon our heads. They turned their hearts against Jesus, and they said, crucify him, crucify him. And the blood has gone down from generation to generation, and they were blinded, and they were stopped, and they cannot see or hear the things that are being done by the son of God and when he gave his life on the cross for their sin sick soul.
To this day the Jewish people are going to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and they still want to ask for the Messiah to come. He already came. Be careful and don’t overlook the opportunity to make Jesus your Lord and your Savior. Make sure that you don’t ever want the evil instead of the good. Choose life and you can have life more abundantly. It is the blood of Jesus will set you free.
It is so important to be obedient to the Lord. When the Lord calls you, please answered. The Scripture says, why do you call me Lord, Lord, and you do not do the things that I tell you to do.
So many people go to church on Sunday morning and then they never pick up the Bible the rest of the week. That’s just not acceptable. We need to get into the word of God, believe the word of God and study the word of God. The Scripture says, whatever things are written before time, were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. the Bible is written to help you, because God wants you to be blessed. The road to blessing is the road map of the word of God.
There is a classic example in the word of God concerning obedience. The man’s name was Saul. The Lord told Saul to go fight the Amalekites. And he told him in no uncertain terms to kill all of the Amalekites. In other words, don’t leave anybody left. This is representative of the way we should live our lives now. We don’t allow the enemy to have any footholds in our lives. We have to live totally for the Lord.
Well, Saul went to battle with the Amalekites, and when he came back the prophet of God Samuel said, What do I hear? What is that sound in my ears? and Saul said, “Well, I didn’t kill everybody like the Lord said, but I wanted to keep the king, and I want to keep the animals. And I thought maybe we could use the animals for the sacrifice to the Lord.”
The prophet of God, Samuel, was very upset and said does the Lord have pleasure in all of these burnt offerings? But doesn’t he want you to be obedient to the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice. And to listen is better than the fat of rams.
So remember, when the Lord Jesus ask you to do something, be obedient quickly.
We have the spirit of God dwelling in our hearts. We love to live in joy. We have a happy heart and it works better than any medicine. It’s wonderful to live with joy. Joy. Joy.
It is not fun to be and we all of the time. And when you want to get even with somebody. “I will just tell them what is what.” The word of God is given to us for peace in our lives. The word of God is given to you for joy, peace, victory, and to help you overcome.
We cannot allow ourselves to be discouraged. Do not allow your mind to be filled with things that are not pure, holy, lovely, honest and true, which is Christ Jesus. Second Corinthians 1:12 tells us, “For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you
We should not go around murmuring and complaining and coming against one another. “I don’t like Brother Joe Brown, he said this and he said that. Did you know he walked out of the door, after he gave the sermon, and he never told me hello or anything.” Well, keep your heart pure and remember brother Joe might be having a bad day.
It’s important to keep a clear conscience before the Lord.
We’re going to endure until the end because we are going to be saved and that’s what the word of God says. We know it is well. Amen. Amen. Amen. I want to go to the book of Luke 6:21. And blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness and you will be filled. Blessed are those who weep because you will be glad. The Lord wants to give you the living water that will truly satisfy your soul.
When you stop and you think about it, Saints of the most high God, and when you hunger and you thirst and who takes care of your hunger and your thirst? We should be hungry and thirsty after righteousness. Yes, we need to have the natural food. And we do need to have water for our bodies. And we have a natural thirst that we have. However we should see To the things of the Lord.
Isaiah 65:13. And therefore says the Lord God, behold my servant will eat, but you shall be hungry and my service will drink, but you shall be thirsty again. And behold my servants shall rejoice but you shall be ashamed. The Lord is calling upon the people. He is calling us, and when the Lord was calling the people, They did not answer him. And the Lord said he spoke but they did not listen, and they did not listen to what he was saying.
The Lord says they are doing the eyes of the Lord, and he says, they chose those things that the Lord does not delight in. These people, they will be hungry and they will be thirsty, and they will have things in their lives, but they will not be satisfied. There is no satisfaction and the things of the world. I am not saying this morning, I think it is wonderful when people purchase a new car. And so many people come to my home and they will bring a new car to my house and they will want me to pray over it and pray for their safety.
The wicked and the evil individuals, the wicked people will not listen to the Lord. And they will not be satisfied. They are blinded to the things of the spiritual realm, it is not opened up to them to understand, because they do not want any understanding.
Do you want to be satisfied in your soul? Then turn to the Lord. Like Jesus said to the woman at the well, if you will take of the water that I will give you, it will be unto you living water, and you will never be thirsty again.
On this podcast, Janet talks about the covenant you have with God.
Our God is a God of covenant. What is a covenant? a covenant is a promise. When the Lord says to you that he will do something for you, that means he will do what he is promised. The Scripture says, God is not a man that he should tell a lie, or that he would be like men, who need to repent. The Scripture says, has he not said and will he not also do it? He has spoken and he will bring it to pass.
When the Lord tells you he will do something, you can depend upon it. Luke 16:17 reminds is “it would be easier for heaven and earth pass away that for one small part of the lot fail.” The Bible also says in Psalm 33:11 “the Council of the Lord stands forever, and the thoughts of his heart to all generations.”
Yes, our God is the God of covenant. For instance, in the book of Genesis 9 the Lord said he would see the rainbow in the sky and he would not forget the covenant that he had made with Noah. The promises of the Lord are yes and amen. He promises to care for you and he will.
You can say like King David, “Yes even though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me.” Count upon the promises of the Lord. His promises are true and they will not fail you. We like to say on America’s Prayer Meeting, looked the promises and not the problems. It is so easy to look at all the problems that are around you, but it would be better to look at the promises that will not fail.