THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 5-5-19



LESSON TITLE: "TEARS OF CORRECTION"



WELCOME

TODAY WE ARE BLESSED WITH A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD, THE BIBLE. THIS BOOK IS GOD'S LIVING WORD. IN ITS PAGES WE ARE TOLD "FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND POWERFUL AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD." IT IS IN THIS BOOK OF BOOKS THAT WE FIND THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF MAN'S QUESTIONS AND NEEDS. THIS MORNING YOUR AREA CHURCHES OF CHRIST WELCOME YOU TO A PROGRAM COMMITTED TO THAT PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY. AS WE PRESENT THE LIVING WORD. NOW HERE IS YOUR HOST RAY SULLINS.

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO THE LIVING WORD PROGRAM! THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO GIVE THIS TIME TO GOD, AS WE TOGETHER STRIVE TO HONOR HIM ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. AS ALWAYS, THIS MORNING, WE WILL STRIVE TO WORSHIP GOD ACCORDING TO WHAT WE FIND IN HIS WORD, THE BIBLE. MAY WE EACH MAKE OUR OWN SACRIFICE TO HIM SO THAT WE MAY BE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT! NOW LET'S BOW OUR HEADS BEFORE HIS THRONE IN PRAYER!

PRAYER: OUR GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY OF LIFE. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE PRIVILEGE THAT WE HAVE TO BE CALLEED YOUR CHILDREN AND TO BE SERVANTS IN YOUR KINGDOM. AND FATHER, HELP US THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY TO SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THIS WORLD THAT OTHERS MIGHT KNOW YOU THROUGH US THAT THEY MIGHT DESIRE TO OBEY YOUR WILL AND TO DO THOSE THINGS THAT WILL HELP THEM TO ALSO FIND SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE. FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF JESUS AND IN HIS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

IT'S NOW TIME TO JOIN IN WITH THE BRETHREN AS WE BEGIN OUR SONGS OF PRAISE TO GOD. WE WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING WITH AN ENCOURAGING HYMN THAT REMINDS US THAT GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US. HE IS IN US, AROUND US, AND ALWAYS BY OUR SIDE! OUR GOD IS TRULY OUR ROCK! SO, WON'T YOU JOIN IN SONG TO GOD, AS WE TOGETHER SING THE HYMN, "ROCK OF AGES!"



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS



IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, WE SEE MANY EXAMPLES FROM THE PROPHETS OF THOSE WHO CONTINUED TO REJECT GOD. OVER AND OVER, WE SEE THESE MEN OF GOD REBUKING HIS PEOPLE, BECAUSE OF THEIR WICKEDNESS AND DESIRE TO BE LIKE OTHER NATIONS. THE GREAT PROPHET JEREMIAH, ALSO SHARED IN THIS BURDENSOME RESPONSIBILITY, AS HE SPEAKS OF THE SPIRITUAL CONDITION OF JUDAH, PRIOR TO THE DAYS OF BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY. IN CHAPTER EIGHT AND VERSE THREE OF HIS BOOK, WE SEE THAT HE PREDICTS THAT "DEATH WOULD BE CHOSEN RATHER THAN LIFE," BY THOSE OF GOD. IN VERSE SEVEN, HE DECLARES THAT THEY DID NOT "KNOW THE JUDGMENT OF THE LORD." THEN IN VERSE NINE, JEREMIAH INDICTS THEM FOR "REJECTING THE WORD OF THE LORD." HOW SAD IT IS TO HEAR OF THOSE WHO SHOULD BE THE FIRST AND FOREMOST TO SERVE GOD. YET IN REALITY, THEY HAVE TURNED AWAY AND FORSAKEN HIM. SOUNDS ALL TO FAMILIAR DOESN'T IT?

NOW, NOTICE WITH ME HIS WORDS IN VERSE 20 OF THE SAME CHAPTER, AS HE SUMS UP THE SITUATION. THERE HE SAID, "THE HARVEST IS PAST, THE SUMMER IS ENDED, AND WE ARE NOT SAVED!" THIS MAN OF GOD PERCEIVED THAT THE LORD HAD GIVEN UP ON HIS PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR WICKEDNESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. NOTICE THAT IT WAS NOT GOD'S FAULT THAT THINGS HAD GONE SOUR. RATHER IT WAS THE FAULT OF THE PEOPLE, WHO WERE NOW CHOOSING THE EVILS AND THINGS OF THIS WORLD OVER THEIR CREATOR.

TODAY, YOU AND I SEE A SIMILAR SITUATION HAPPENING IN THE SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS WORLDS. MANY CONTINUE TO REJECT GOD WHO ARE OUTSIDE OF HIS FOLD AND WHO WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS PROMISES. ON THE OTHER HAND, MANY IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD CONTINUE TO REJECT GOD IN THEIR WORDS AND ACTIONS ALSO, BECAUSE THEY CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THEY WANT, RATHER THAN WHAT GOD COMMANDS. IF WE REJECT THE WORD OF THE LORD, AS THEY DID IN JEREMIAH'S DAY, WHAT WILL OUR FATE BE? I CAN TELL YOU, IT WILL BE THE SAME AS THOSE IN THAT DAY, "THE HARVEST WILL PASS, THE SUMMER WILL END, AND WE WILL STILL NOT BE SAVED!" DON'T LET GOD'S HARVEST COME WITHOUT BEING A FAITHFUL CHILD OF GOD. REMEMBERING THAT FAITHFULNESS IN GOD IS SHOWN BY OUR OBEDIENCE,. JESUS SAID, "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS," JOHN 14:15!

SO, WHAT TYPE OF CHOICE WILL YOU MAKE IN YOUR LIFE IN CONNECTION TO YOUR SERVICE FOR GOD? WILL YOU PUT HIM FIRST AND DO ALL THAT HE REQUIRES? WILL YOU PUT HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR PRIORITIES, SO THAT YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO? OR WILL YOU DO AS THOSE IN OUR DISCUSSION THIS MORNING, COMPLETELY TURN AWAY FROM HIM FOR THE PLEASURE OF SIN FOR A SEASON? THE CHOICE IS EACH OF OURS TO MAKE, SO WHAT WILL YOUR DECISION BE?

THIS MORNING WE CONSIDER ANOTHER LESSON IN OUR NEW SERIES ENTITLED, "MINDFUL OF YOUR TEARS." THE SPECIFIC TOPIC TODAY IS, "TEARS OF CORRECTION." SO STAY WITH US AND AFTER OUR NEXT SONG TOGETHER, WE WILL LEAD IN OUR MAIN LESSON THOUGHTS OF THE MORNING. AS FAR AS OUR SPEAKER, WE ARE HAPPY TO AGAIN HAVE BROTHER JERRY SULLINS WITH US. BROTHER JERRY DIRECTS OF THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF MISSOURI AND IS A REGULAR GUEST OF OURS. WE THANK HIM FOR JOINING US TODAY. NOW LET'S SING OUR SECOND SONG OF THE MORNING, AS WE GLORIFY GOD OUR CREATOR. THE NAME OF THIS HYMN IS "I BRING MY SINS TO THEE."



LESSON

JERRY SULLINS



AGAIN WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO THE LIVING WORD BROADCAST. IT IS SUCH A PLEASURE OF OURS TO HAVE YOU IN OUR VIEWING AUDIENCE EVERY SUNDAY MORNING. IN FACT, I KNOW THERE'S SOME OF YOU WHO PROBABLY WATCH THIS PROGRAM EVERY SUNDAY MORNING. WHEN I'M OUT IN THE MARKETPLACE OR WALMART OR DIFFERENT PLACES, SOMETIMES YOU GREET ME AND I'M HAPPY FOR THAT AND TELL ME THAT YOU DO WATCH THE LIVING WORD. AND SO WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE HERE WITH US AGAIN THIS MORNING. WE'RE CONTINUING A SERIES THAT HAS TO DO WITH TEARS. AND I'VE BEEN GIVEN A SUBJECT WHICH SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SAY, WELL, IS THAT EVEN IN THE BIBLE? BECAUSE IT HAS TO DO WITH TEARS BECAUSE OF CORRECTION. NOW, MANY TEARS HAVE BEEN SHED IN OUR LIVES. SEVERAL HAVE BEEN MENTIONED IN OUR STUDIES TOGETHER EACH WEEK. WHENEVER A BABY IS BORN, WELL, THERE'S A LOT OF LAUGHING GOING ON AND PEOPLE CLAPPING AND EVERYTHING ELSE BUT NORMALLY PEOPLE SHED TEARS. AND THEY ARE TEARS OF JOY! I'VE NOTICED WHEN A SOLDIER RETURNS HOME, THAT IS WHEN HE'S ALIVE AND HE GOES ON FURLOUGH AND HE COMES HOME, USUALLY TEARS ARE THERE WHEN HE IS GREETED BECAUSE THEY ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE THAT HE'S MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER TIME WHERE HE'S BEEN OUT ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND HE HAS COME HOME SAFELY. AND SURELY WE ALL REJOICE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. EVEN SURGERIES AND OTHER TIMES OF LIFE WE SHED TEARS OF JOY. WE SHED TEARS OF SADNESS. WHEN SOMEONE IS AT THE POINT OF DEATH, MAYBE THEY ARE SO SICK AND WE ARE HOPING AND PRAYING THAT THEY MIGHT BE RESTORED AS FAR AS THEIR HEALTH IS CONCERNED. AND SOMETIMES THEY EVEN PASS FROM THIS LIFE, AND SO WHAT DO WE DO? WE SHED TEARS. WE SHED TEARS WITH THE FAMILY. IF IT'S OUR OWN LOVED ONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY, WE SHED TEARS BECAUSE WE ARE MOURNING AS ONE HAS SAID IN THIS SERIES ABOUT EVEN HOW JESUS SHED TEARS WHEN HE KNEW THAT LAZARUS HAD PASSED AWAY. AND SO WE SHED TEARS. BUT THIS MORNING I'D LIKE TO CONCENTRATE ON A CERTAIN SCRIPTURE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAY THERE VERY LONG BUT WE'RE GOING TO GO ALL OVER THE BIBLE TO SEE HOW THIS PRINCIPLE IS TAUGHT, THAT IS TEARS OF CORRECTION OR CORRECTION THAT IS NEEDED.

I WANT TO START BY READING IN SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER TWO AND READ VERSES THREE AND FOUR, "AND I WROTE THIS VERY THING TO YOU, LEST, WHEN I CAME, I SHOULD HAVE SORROW." "I SHOULD HAVE SORROW OVER THOSE FOR WHOM I OUGHT TO HAVE JOY, HAVING CONFIDENCE IN YOU ALL THAT MY JOY IS THE JOY OF YOU ALL. FOR OUT OF MUCH AFFLICTION AND ANGUISH OF HEART I WROTE TO YOU, WITH MANY TEARS, NOT THAT YOU SHOULD GRIEVED, BUT THAT YOU MIGHT KNOW THE LOVE WHICH I HAVE SO ABUNDANTLY FOR YOU." THE APOSTLE PAUL LOVED THE CHURCH AT CORINTH. HE HELPED ESTABLISH THAT WORK IN ASIA MINOR IN THAT CITY OF CORINTH AND YET HE KNEW THAT IN THAT CHURCH, THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, THAT WAS LOCATED THERE IN THE CITY OF CORINTH, AS THERE WERE SO MANY PROBLEMS. BRETHREN FIGHTING AGAINST ONE ANOTHER AND PROFANING OF THE LORD'S SUPPER, ALLOWING SOMEONE WHO HAS EVEN COMMITTED INCEST TO BE A PART OF THE FELLOWSHIP, IN FULL FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM ALL. SO MANY THINGS WERE GOING ON IN THAT CHURCH AND PAUL LITERALLY SHED TEARS BECAUSE THEY NEEDED TO CORRECT THEMSELVES. SO HE WROTE ACTUALLY FOUR EPISTLES FOR THEM. WE HAVE TWO IN OUR BIBLES BUT FOUR WERE WRITTEN FOR THEM BECAUSE HE LOVED THEM SO MUCH.

WELL, TO SHED TEARS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS FOREIGN FOR THOSE WHO LOVE OTHERS SO MUCH. GOD LOVED HIS CREATION BUT YET WE SEE IN GENESIS CHAPTER SIX VERSES FIVE AND SIX THAT HE LOOKED DOWN UPON THE EARTH AND HE SAW THAT EVEN EVERY THOUGHT AND IMAGINATION OF MAN'S HEART WAS EVIL CONTINUALLY. AND THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IT SAYS IT REPENTED HIM THAT HE HAD MADE MAN. IN FACT, IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WHAT IT IS ACTUALLY SAYING IS GOD CRIED ABOUT IT. HE CRIED IN HIS OWN CREATION WHO WAS NOW INVOLVED IN SO MANY SINS AND GOING AWAY FROM HIM THAT HE TOLD NOAH, NOW NOAH, YOU GO AND YOU PREACH TO THOSE PEOPLE. AND HE PREACHED TO THEM OVER 100 YEARS TO TRY TO GET THEM TO REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND TURN BACK TO GOD. BUT NO ONE DID EXCEPT FOR HIS WIFE, HIS THREE SONS, AND THEIR WIVES. ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT GOD CRIED BECAUSE OF THEIR SINS?! HE'S DOING THAT EVEN TODAY.

NOW IN THE CITY OF JERUSALEM, THE CITY WHICH IS KNOWN AS THE CITY OF GOD, EVEN JESUS HIMSELF AS IS MENTIONED TO US IN THE BIBLE IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 23 MENTIONS HIS LOVE FOR JERUSALEM. NOW WHAT DID HE ACTUALLY SAY. AND I WANT YOU TO READ WITH ME IN GENESIS CHAPTER 23 VERSE 37 THROUGH 39, "'O JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM, THE ONE WHO KILLS THE PROPHETS AND STONES THOSE WHO ARE SENT TO HER! HOW OFTEN I WANTED TO GATHER YOUR CHILDREN TOGETHER, AS A HEN GATHERS HER CHICKS UNDER HER WINGS, BUT YOU WERE NOT WILLING! SEE! YOUR HOUSE IS LEFT TO YOU DESOLATE; I SAY TO YOU, YOU SHALL SEE ME NO MORE TILL YOU SAY, "BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!"'" ACTUALLY JESUS WAS WEEPING OVER THE CITY OF JERUSALEM. WHY? BECAUSE THE TEMPLE HAD BEEN DESECRATED. JESUS WAS ACTUALLY A JEW HIMSELF UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES. HE SAW THAT THE PRIEST AND THOSE WHO REFER TO THEMSELVES AS PROPHETS, THE SCRIBES AND THE PHARISEES, AS HE POINTED OUT SO MANY OF THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS THERE IN MATTHEW 23 HE SAW THAT THE WHOLE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM WAS CORRUPT IN EVERY WAY. AND SO HE SAID I WOULD HAVE GATHERED YOU UNDER MY WINGS. HE WAS WEEPING OVER THE FACT THAT JERUSALEM HAD TURNED AWAY FROM GOD. IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME. REMEMBER JEREMIAH THE WEEPING PROPHET BACK IN THE TIME OF THE FOUR LAST KINGS OF THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM OF JUDAH WHEREIN WAS JERUSALEM LOCATED. FOR OVER 40 YEARS, THIS MAN PREACHED TO JUDAH. HE WAS REFERRED TO AS THE WEEPING PROPHET BECAUSE AFTER YOU READ THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH AND YOU READ THE LAMENTATIONS, WHICH MEANS LAMENTING OVER THE CONDITION OF THE CITY OF JERUSALEM, HE KNEW THAT THE WHOLE SYSTEM THAT GOD HAD PROPOSED FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WAS COMPLETELY CORRUPT AND THAT THEY WOULD BE LED AWAY INTO BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY AS THE NATIONS OF ISRAEL OR THE NATION OF ISRAEL WHICH REPRESENTED THE 10 TRIBES HAD BEEN GIVEN INTO ASSYRIAN CAPTIVITY IN 722 AND 586. THIS KINGDOM, THIS SOUTHERN KINGDOM WOULD BE LED INTO CAPTIVITY AND WHAT DID JEREMIAH DO? THAT SON OF A PRIEST FROM ANNATHOTH? I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE DID. HE WEPT BITTERLY. ALTHOUGH THOSE PEOPLE BEAT HIM, PUT HIM IN PRISON, AND SOUGHT TO KILL HIM HE STILL WEPT OVER JERUSALEM BECAUSE OF THEIR SIN AND THEIR DEGRADATION.

THE APOSTLE PAUL IN THE BOOK OF ACTS CHAPTER 20 VERSES 28 THROUGH 31 - AND AGAIN I'D LIKE TO READ THIS IN CHAPTER 20 VERSES 28 THROUGH 31, "THEREFORE TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES AND ALL THE FLOCK, AMONG WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS MADE YOU OVERSEERS, TO SHEPHERD THE CHURCH OF GOD WHICH HE PURCHASED WITH HIS OWN BLOOD." HE IS SPEAKING TO THE ELDERS FROM THE CHURCH FROM EPHESIS AND HE'S ON THE ISLAND OF MELITAS. HE SAID, "FOR I KNOW THIS, THAT AFTER MY DEPARTURE SAVAGE WOLVES WILL COME IN AMONG YOU, NOT SPARING THE FLOCK. ALSO FROM AMONG YOURSELVES MEN WILL RISE UP, SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS, TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEMSELVES." AND THEN LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS. "THEREFORE WATCH, AND REMEMBER FOR THREE YEARS I DID NOT CEASE TO WARN EVERYONE NIGHT AND DAY WITH TEARS." KNOW WHY WAS HE CRYING WITH THESE PEOPLE? BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT? NO, THAT WASN'T IT. BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DRINK, THEY DIDN'T HAVE A PLACE TO STAY? NO. HE WAS CRYING TEARS BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING LED AWAY FROM THE TRUE CHURCH AND FROM GOD HIMSELF. YOU SEE, THEY NEEDED TO BE CORRECTED BUT SOMEONE LOVED THEM ENOUGH TO BE THERE AND TO TRY TO HELP THEM OVERCOME THE CORRUPTION THAT WAS IN THE CHURCH IN THAT DAY AND TIME.

THAT WONDERFUL VERSE IS FOUND IN MATTHEW FIVE VERSE FOUR, "BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED." NOW, MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THIS IS TALKING ABOUT WHEN A LOVED ONE PASSES AWAY. NO, IN THE ORIGINAL WHAT IT MEANS IS BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN OVER THEIR SINS. THEY WILL BE COMFORTED THROUGH CHRIST OF COURSE AND THROUGH THE SHEDDING OF HIS BLOOD AND THEIR OBEDIENCE TO THE GOSPEL. HAVE YOU EVER CRIED OVER YOUR SINS? I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOU GO TO A BAR AND YOU GET DRUNK AND YOU START CRYING BECAUSE YOU'RE DRUNK. I'M TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOU GO TO THAT BAR AND REALIZE WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND THEN YOU COME OUTSIDE OF THAT BAR YOU SAY, I TRANSGRESSED GOD'S WILL. I'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT GOD DOES NOT ALLOW AND I KNOW MY SIN WILL SEPARATE ME FROM GOD, ISAIAH 59 VERSUS ONE AND TWO. YOUR SINS AND YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD. IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE? YOU SAY, WELL, I GOT INTO A CERTAIN SITUATION I COULDN'T TURN BACK. WELL, THAT IS NOT TRUE. HAVE YOU EVER KILLED ANOTHER CHRISTIAN OR HAVE YOU EVER KILLED A CHRISTIAN? WELL, BEFORE PAUL BECAME THE APOSTLE PAUL, HE WAS SAUL OF TARSUS AND HE WAS LEADING CHRISTIANS TO THEIR DEATH. HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEATH. HAVE YOU EVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THAT? WHATEVER YOU'VE DONE THAT IS A SIN AND A REPROACH BEFORE GOD MY FRIEND YOU NEED TO BE DEEPLY SORROWFUL FOR THAT. YOU NEED TO BE WILLING AS THE BIBLE MENTIONS IN SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER SEVEN VERSE 10 TO HAVE THAT GODLY SORROW THAT WILL WORK TOWARD REPENTANCE WHICH MEANS I REALIZE GOD THAT I HAVE SINNED. I HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF YOUR GLORY, ROMANS 3:23, AND I KNOW THAT SIN WILL BRING DEATH, ROMANS 6:23, SPIRITUAL DEATH. ARE YOU WILLING TO BE SORROWFUL FOR YOUR SINS? TO BE CORRECTED BY GOD HIMSELF THROUGH JESUS AND THROUGH HIS WORDS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU EVEN THIS HOUR. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY IT WOULD BE IF YOU MAKE A DECISION WITHIN YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW TO DO WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO, TO RID YOURSELF OF YOUR SINS. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SINS WASHED AWAY IN HIS OWN BLOOD, REVELATION ONE VERSE FIVE, BY BAPTISM INTO CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS. AFTER YOU HAVE REPENTED OR TURNED AWAY FROM YOUR SINS AND CONFESSED THE PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT HE IS THE SON OF GOD. ARE YOU WILLING TO RECOGNIZE THE CORRECTION THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE IN YOUR LIFE?

AS YOU LOOK OVER THIS WORLD TODAY HAVE MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL LOST IN SIN AND WILL FOREVER BE LOST IN SIN BECAUSE NO ONE WILL HAVE THE COURAGE AS JEREMIAH, JESUS, AS THE APOSTLE PAUL, AND MANY OTHERS TO STAND BEFORE THEM AND TO REMIND THEM OF WHO GOD IS, WHO THEY ARE, OF THEIR SINS, AND WHAT GOD WANTS THEM TO DO TO BE FORGIVEN OF THEIR SINS. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURE IN REVELATION WHILE IT IS ACTUALLY MENTIONED IN REVELATION 7:17 AND REVELATION 12 VERSE FOUR. WHEN WE GET THERE, THERE'LL BE NO MORE SORROW, NO MORE CRYING, NO MORE DEATH, NO MORE PAIN. NONE OF THOSE THINGS. THE FORMER THINGS WILL HAVE PASSED AWAY AND BY THE WAY THROUGH CHRIST YOUR SINS CAN PASS AWAY. HE WILL BLOT THEM OUT AND REMEMBER THEM AGAINST YOU NO MORE. IT IS SIMPLY YOUR DECISION. THE WHOLE WORLD LIES UNDER THE SWAY OF THE WICKED ONE, FIRST JOHN FIVE VERSE FOUR, AND TRULY HE HAS CAUGHT THE HEARTS OF MOST PEOPLE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND AROUND THE WORLD. BUT WILL YOU ALLOW HIM TO TAKE YOU AWAY FROM GOD? TO KEEP YOU FROM OBEYING HIS COMMANDS? MAYBE IT'S TIME THAT YOU SHED TEARS OVER THE SORROW THAT YOU HAVE FOR YOUR SINS THAT YOU COMMITTED AGAINST GOD. MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO DO THAT MY FRIEND.



CLOSING COMMENTS

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