THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 9-1-19



LESSON TITLE: THE HALF WAS NOT TOLD ME - SIN



WELCOME

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING, LET ME WELCOME YOU TO THE PROGRAM. THE LIVING WORD IS A WORK OF OUR LORD, DEDICATED TO DOING GOD'S WILL IN HIS WAY! AS ALWAYS, IT WILL BE OUR PRIVILEGE TODAY TO SING SONGS OF PRAISE AND TO STUDY FROM HIS WORD. IN THESE ACTS OF WORSHIP, MAY WE ALL BE ENCOURAGED, BUT ULTIMATELY MAY WE EACH PRAISE GOD ACCORDING TO THE SACRIFICES TO OFFER TOWARD HIS THRONE. IT WILL ALSO BE OUR HONOR THIS MORNING TO SPEAK WITH GOD THROUGH PRAYER. WILL YOU BOW WITH ME AS WE TALK TO OUR CREATOR?

PRAYER: OUR GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY OF LIFE. FATHER, WE'RE THANKFUL FOR EVERY BLESSING FOR WE KNOW THAT EVERY PHYSICAL THING AND EVERY SPIRITUAL THING COMES FROM YOU. AND FATHER, WE ASK THIS DAY THAT YOU WILL HELP US TO BE MINDFUL ALWAYS OF WHO YOU ARE AND WE NEED TO BE LIGHTS IN THIS WORLD THAT OTHERS MIGHT KNOW YOU THROUGH US, AND FATHER, ULTIMATELY WE DESIRE THAT YOU WILL BLESS US TODAY BUT MOST OF ALL ETERNALLY THAT WE MIGHT LIVE WITH YOU ON HIGH SOMEDAY IN THAT PERFECT PARADISE. AND FATHER, HELP US TO LIVE ACCORDINGLY THAT WE MIGHT BE A RECIPIENT OF YOUR GRACE, LOVE, AND MERCY IN THESE THINGS. IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE ABLE TO WITNESS THE FACT THAT SOMEONE CONFESSED THE NAME OF JESUS, REPENTED OF THEIR SINS, AND WAS BURIED WITH CHRIST IN BAPTISM, THUS OBEYING THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST? ISN'T IT EXCITING AND ENCOURAGING TO BE A PART OF SUCH A JOYOUS OCCASION? BUT NOW CONSIDER WHY IT IS, THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME PLEASURE EVERY DAY IN OUR FAITHFUL AND ACTIVE WALKS BEFORE CHRIST OUR LORD? SHOULDN'T IT BE JUST AS EXCITING AND PLEASING TO GOD THAT WE ARE LIVING FAITHFULLY AND DOING HIS WILL. OUR FIRST SONG THIS MORNING TALKS ABOUT THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE WE HAVE TO LIVE EVERY DAY FOR GOD! SO, WON'T YOU JOIN IN WITH THE CONGREGATION AT THIS TIME AS WE SING TOGETHER, "I'LL LIVE FOR HIM!"



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS



ISN'T IT HARD TO FIND THAT WHICH YOU CAN TRULY TRUST IN TODAY? HOW OFTEN DO OTHERS MAKE COMMITMENTS AND SAY THEY WILL DO CERTAIN THINGS, YET THEY DON'T LIVE UP TO THEIR WORDS? THE GOOD NEWS IS, THAT ALTHOUGH MOST IN THIS LIFE CAN'T BE COMPLETELY COUNTED ON THERE IS SOMEONE YOU CAN ALWAYS TRUST, WHO WILL ALWAYS COME THROUGH. YOU CERTAINLY KNOW WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT THIS MORNING � OUR GOD.

SO, WHY IS IT THAT WE CAN BE SO SURE OF GOD AND CAN COUNT ON HIM IN THIS WAY. WELL, THE BIBLE TELLS US CLEARLY THAT OUR GOD IS A GOD OF TRUTH! GOD IS PERFECT, HE CANNOT LIE, AND HE DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES. IN TITUS 1:2, PAUL TOLD THIS YOUNG EVANGELIST THAT HE HAD, "HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE WHICH GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE, PROMISED BEFORE TIME BEGAN." THE INSPIRED PAUL KNEW THAT HE SERVED A GOD WHO CANNOT LIE AND WHO WOULD DO EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID, AND FULFILL EXACTLY WHAT HE HAD PROMISED. FURTHERMORE, WE CAN COUNT ON GOD BECAUSE THE SCRIPTURES TELL US HE IS ALL POWERFUL! IN LUKE 1:37, WE READ, "FOR WITH GOD NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE." GOD CAN BE COUNTED ON BECAUSE HE ALWAYS TELLS THE TRUTH AND HE IS ABLE TO FULFILL WHATEVER HE HAS COMMITTED TO.

FINALLY, CONSIDER THE PROOFS THAT WE HAVE ABOUT GOD FROM HIS WORD THE BIBLE. CONSIDER ALL THE PEOPLE AND EVENTS, OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS THAT SHOW US WHO GOD TRULY IS AND HOW HE DEALT WITH HIS FOLLOWERS. NOTICE THE MANY EVENTS AND STORIES THAT HELP US TO SEE THAT GOD IS A BEING OF HIS WORD. WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE PROPHECIES MENTIONED IN HIS WORD, ALL WHICH CAME TRUE AND WERE FULFILLED ACCORDING TO THE PROMISES GIVEN. FURTHERMORE, CONSIDER THE SCRIPTURES UNITY AND SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE, CONFIRMING GOD'S LOVE FOR US AND HIS HOPE FOR MANKIND. YES, WE TRULY SERVE A LOVING AND CARING GOD, WHO HAS DONE, IS DOING, AND WILL ALWAYS DO THAT WHICH HE HAS CONFIRMED THROUGH HIS BOOK THE BIBLE! ARE YOU SERVING SUCH A WONDERFUL AND MAGNIFICENT CREATOR? IF NOT, DO WHAT HE HAS ASKED, OBEY HIS WILL AND BECOME A TRUE FOLLOWER BY DOING THOSE THINGS HE HAS SAID, WHICH ARE ACCORDING TO HIS PRECIOUS MESSAGE!

IN JUST A FEW MINUTES IT WILL BE TIME TO BEGIN OUR MAIN STUDY OF THE DAY. THIS MORNING, WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR STUDY TOGETHER ENTITLED, "THE HALF WAS NOT TOLD ME." OUR SPECIFIC LESSON OF THE MORNING WILL DEAL WITH, "SIN." SO PLEASE STAY WITH US AND AFTER OUR NEXT SONG, I WILL BE LEADING US IN THIS IMPORTANT STUDY FROM GOD'S WORD. NOW LET'S JOIN TOGETHER IN OUR NEXT SONG OF THE DAY. THE NAME OF THIS HYMN, "SING HALLELUJAH TO THE LORD."



LESSON

BY RAY SULLINS



THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONTINUING WITH US THIS MORNING AS WE GO TO GOD'S WORD AND LOOK AT ANOTHER LESSON IN RELATIONSHIP TO REALLY A SERIES WE'VE CONSIDERED ABOUT HOW SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE WE KNOW THINGS THAT ARE TRUE ABOUT LIFE OR WE MIGHT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS TO THE THINGS OF LIFE BUT WE REALLY DON'T. AND IN CONNECTION TO THAT THEN I WOULD ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS THIS MORNING, AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THE CRIME THAT TAKES PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY UNFORTUNATELY WE OFTEN SEE EVEN THOSE WHO ARE MURDERED WE SEE A LOT OF PROBLEMS THAT TAKE PLACE AND ULTIMATELY WE KNOW THESE ARE TRANSGRESSIONS OF THE LAW WE KNOW THEY ALSO ARE CONSIDERED AS SIN BY SCRIPTURE. BUT NOT ONLY THAT WE ALSO SEE THAT IN OUR SOCIETY THAT MANY PEOPLE WILL MISUSE DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES. MANY WILL MISUSE DRUGS, SOMETIMES THEY'RE PRESCRIBED DRUGS SOMETIMES THEY ARE NOT DRUGS THAT ARE NOT PRESCRIBED BY DOCTOR WE ALSO SEE THAT INDIVIDUALS WILL ABUSE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALCOHOL OR LIQUOR. WHEN WE SEE THESE THINGS HAPPENING IT'S UNFORTUNATE BUT OFTEN THEY ARE GLORIFIED AND PEOPLE MIGHT THINK WELL, LOOK HOW COOL I CAN BE IF I DO THIS OR LOOK HOW NEAT IT WOULD BE OR LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ME OR LOOK HOW MUCH PUBLICITY I WILL GET AND UNFORTUNATELY SOMETIMES IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE IN OUR SOCIETY WE DO GLORIFY THE VERY THINGS THAT REALLY WE HOPE OR WISH PEOPLE WOULD NOT DO. THOSE ARE THINGS WE SEE ON THE NEWS NOT USUALLY HAPPY THINGS OR GOOD THINGS, OR THINGS THAT WOULD PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.

WITH THAT IN MIND THEN I WOULD REALLY ASK US AGAIN TO CONSIDER WITHIN OUR SERIES THE HALF HAS NOT BEEN TOLD. SOMETIMES THEY SHOW THESE HARMFUL PRODUCTS ON A COMMERCIAL. AND TO MAKE SOMETHING LOOK GOOD, BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY SHOW YOU THAT PERSON AFTER THEY HAVE MAYBE ABUSED ALCOHOL AND HOW THAT THEY ARE BEING PULLED OVER AND GIVEN A DWI AND HOW THEY'RE BEING TAKEN TO THE POLICE STATION, IT DOESN'T TELL YOU ALL THE CONSEQUENCES OR SHOW YOU ALL THE AFTER AFFECTS THE HALF REALLY ISN'T SHOWN FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT ABUSE SUCH THINGS. AND SO AS WE THINK ABOUT THAT I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT OVERALL IN SIN BECAUSE OFTEN AGAIN AS WE'VE SEEN OUR SOCIETY PROMOTES SIN IN SUCH A WAY THAT GLORIFIES AND IT MAKES PEOPLE SAY WELL I WANT TO DO THAT OR EVERYBODY IS DOING THAT OR IT'S OKAY IF I DO THAT BECAUSE OTHERS DO THAT. WHEN REALLY WHAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR IS THE OTHER HALF OF THE EQUATION, THE WHOLE PICTURE WITH WE SHOULD WANT ALL THE INFORMATION WE SHOULD WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS AS EVEN THE BIBLE INDICATES THAT AGAIN TRANSGRESSION AGAINST THE LAW DOING THAT WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW IS WRONG IS SINFUL AND THEN GUESS WHAT WE READ IN OUR MAIN TEXT. ROMANS: CHAPTER 6:23, IT SAYS THERE THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH NOW WITH THAT IN MIND IT CERTAINLY SHOULD BRING TO OUR ATTENTION THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS TOPIC. HOW THAT WHEN WE CHOOSE SIN WE TECHNICALLY CANNOT ONLY LOSE OUR LIVES NOW BUT ETERNALLY LOSE OUR LIVES THAT'S WHERE WE REALLY FIND THE PROBLEM COMING IN. AND THEN WE WILL ALSO LOOK IN THE SAME BOOK ROMANS CHAPTER 3 AND 23 IT ACTUALLY TELLS US THAT ALL HAVE SINNED SO THAT EVERYBODY IS AFFECTED BY SIN AND IF THE WAGE OF SIN IS DEATH WHAT DO WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND NUMBER ONE IS WHAT IS SIN AND NUMBER TWO WHAT CAN WE DO TO TRY TO DEAL WITH IT AND OVERCOME IT.

UNDERSTANDING WHAT SIN IS WE KNOW THAT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF TIME GOD GAVE LAW, WE CAN GO BACK IN GENESIS CHAPTER 2 AND WE CAN BEGIN TO SEE THAT AFTER GOD MADE THE PERFECT GARDEN OF EDEN ANY PLACE MAN & WOMAN IN THE GARDEN THAT HE BEGAN TO GIVE THEM LAW IN VERSE 16 AND THE FIRST THING HE SAID IS THAT YOU CAN EAT OF ANY AND ALL THE TREES OF THE GARDEN AND SO HE GIVES THEM THE INSTRUCTION THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE THINGS THEY CAN DO THAT THOU SHALT EAT OF ALL THESE TREE BUT THEN IN THE NEXT VERSE 17 HE SAYS BUT YOU SHALL NOT EAT OF THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. THE ONE IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN SO HE GAVE THE THOU SHALTS AND THE THOU SHALT NOT'S MEN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW THE WILL OF GOD WHAT THE LAW WAS WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS WERE AND HE ALSO GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW THERE ARE THINGS THEY SHOULD DO AND THINGS THEY SHOULD NOT DO. NOW WITH THAT IN MIND THE NEXT THING THAT WE CAN CERTAINLY CONSIDER ABOUT SIN IS THAT THEY GAVE INTO THE TEMPTATION THEY TOOK THOU SHALTS AND THE THOU SHALT NOT'S. THERE WAS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT BEING TOLD THAT THEY SHOULD NOT DO IT. I MIGHT ALSO REMIND YOU THERE IN CHAPTER 2 OF GENESIS THAT IT EVEN SAYS IN THE DAY YOU DO IT, YOU'LL SURELY DIE. HE WARNED THEM EVEN THE CONSEQUENCES, AND SO IS NOT AS IF THEY DID NOT KNOW IT'S NOT AS IF THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT'S NOT AS IF THAT EVEN IF THEY DIDN'T COMPREHEND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY DID IT, AT LEAST TO AN EXTENT. BUT THEY REALLY HAD NOT OPENED THEIR EYES TO GOOD AND EVIL, THEY REALLY DID NOT YET NOW BECAUSE THEY HAD NOT EATEN OF THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT WHAT IT WAS TO MAKE A MISTAKE, TO SIN. THEY HAD NOT EXPERIENCED THAT, BECAUSE THEY HAD NEVER MADE THAT MISTAKE, BUT YET AFTER DOING SO THEY HAD SINNED. THEY TRANSGRESSED THE LAW OF GOD, UNFORTUNATELY WE SEE THAT ALL AROUND US EVEN AS WE'VE INDICATED TODAY THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY SHOULD DO THOSE WHO KNOW THE LAW AND WHO BREAK THE LAW WHETHER THAT SECULAR LAW, OR WHETHER THATS RELIGIOUS LAW. AND WHEN WE DO THAT WE KNOW AS WELL EVEN WITHIN OUR SECULAR LAW, THEIR CONSEQUENCES AND EVEN WITHIN OUR SPIRITUAL LAW THERE ALSO ARE CONSEQUENCES OF SOME KIND THOSE CONSEQUENCES ARE MORE IMMEDIATE AND SOME TIME THOSE CONSEQUENCES ARE EVEN MORE LONG-LASTING OFTEN EVEN ETERNAL AS THEY HAVE AN EFFECT AND BEARING ON OUR SOUL.

THE NEXT TEXT I'D ASK US TO LOOK AT THAT THEN IS REALLY WHAT IS THIS CONCEPT OF SIN? IF YOU'RE GOING TO STAY AWAY FROM SIN YOU HAVE TO TRULY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS, WELL A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY WELL GOD TEMPTED ME OR GOD ALLOWED ME TO BE TEMPTED OR GOD IS THE REASON WHY I HAVE SINNED BECAUSE OTHERWISE IF GOD HADN'T GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY OR THE CHOICE OR THE... YOU SEE HOW THEY BLAME GOD LOOK AT JAMES CHAPTER 1 VERSE 13 IS SAYS LET NO ONE SAY WHEN HE IS TEMPTED I'M TEMPTED OF GOD WHY BECAUSE GOD CANNOT BE TEMPTED BY EVIL NOR DOES HE HIMSELF TEMPT ANYONE GOD IS NOT THE TEMPTER. GOD IS NOT THE, GOD CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE IN HIS LIKENESS GOD CREATED US IN A WAY AS WE ARE OF RIGHT IN HIS SIGHT, THAT WE MIGHT DO WHAT SHOW FORTH HIS GLORY. WHEN WE CHOOSE TO DO THE OPPOSITE THAT'S NOT ON GOD RATHER THAT'S ON US. IN FACT THE TEXT GOES ON TO CLARIFY THAT VERSE 14, EACH ONE IS TEMPTED WHEN HE IS DRAWN AWAY BY WHAT, BY HIS OWN DESIRES. IT IS THE DESIRE THAT I HAVE OR THAT YOU HAVE THAT ALLOWS US NOT ONLY TO BE TEMPTED BUT TO GIVE INTO THAT TEMPTATION AND THE AND THE ENTICEMENT THAT WE GIVE INTO. NOT GOD NOW THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE INVOLVED IN FACT WE CAN SEE SEVERAL TIMES IN THE SCRIPTURES WHERE SATAN IS IDENTIFIED AS THE TEMPTER IN FACT THERE IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 4 YOU MIGHT REMEMBER WHEN JESUS WAS THERE AND HE WAS TEMPTED IN THE WILDERNESS BY SATAN VERSE 3 SAYS AND THE TEMPTER CAME TO HIM, WHAT WAS SATAN CALLED THE TEMPTER. SO ONE PERSON WHO IS TRYING TO TEMPT US TO GET US TO FALL TO GET US TO SIN TO GET US TO TO TURN AWAY FROM GOD IS SATAN. IN FACT ALSO IN JOHN CHAPTER 8 THERE IN VERSE 44 IT TELLS US, THAT HE IS THE FATHER THE FATHER OF LIES HE IS THE FATHER OF DEATH OF MURDER HE IS THE ONE WHO WANTS MAN NOT ONLY TO BE DECIEVED, BUT TO BE DESTROYED AND NOT TO HAVE THE HOPE OF GOD IN HEAVEN BUT TO BE CAST IN HELL AND PUNISHED WITH HIM. WITH THAT IN MIND WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THEN AS WE READ HERE THAT WHEN THESE THINGS IS NOT GOD AND EVEN IF SATAN HAS TEMPTED US IT'S REALLY STILL NOT SATAN'S FAULT. BECAUSE WHAT DO WE HAVE A CHOICE, SO WHAT IS WHEN I ALLOW MY OWN DESIRES TO CONCIEVE AND I GET INTO ENTICEMENT THAT'S WHAT VERSE 15 SAYS THEN WHEN DESIRE HAS CONCEIVED IT GIVES BIRTH TO SIN. AND THEN IT SAYS AND SIN WHEN IT IS FULL-GROWN BRINGS FORTH WHAT DEATH. WHEN YOU ALLOW SIN TO TAKE OVER YOUR LIVE AND THEREFORE YOU SERVE SIN AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO REPENT AND YOUR NOT GOING TO LEAVE IT, YOU'RE GOING TO CHOOSE TO STAY WITH SATAN AND ON SATAN'S SIDE, WHAT ARE THE OUTCOME DEATH. KINDA SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO WHERE WE STARTED THE WAGE THE REWARD THE PAYMENT FOR SIN IS WHAT DEATH. THAT WE SEE IT'S REITERATED HERE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT EVEN THROUGH THE WRITER JAMES SO NOW UNDERSTANDING WAS SIN IS, I DIDN'T WANT US TO REALLY COMPREHEND THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING THEN THAT AS SIN IS REAL, AS IT'S SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS US ALL AS IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY MY PROBLEM, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO THAN TO OVERCOME SIN. WELL I'M GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN KNOWING WHAT SIN IS TO STAY AWAY FROM IT. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO AS PAUL SAID SET MY MIND ON THINGS ABOVE NOT ON THINGS OF THE EARTH. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FOCUS ON THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT GOD MADE ME IN AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO KNOW THAT BY AGAIN, FEEDING MYSELF WITH THE TREASURES OF GOOD THINGS OF RIGHTEOUS THINGS OF PURE THINGS OF HOLY THINGS THAN THAT'S WHAT PRODUCES IN ME AND MY ACTIONS AND WORDS THOSE THINGS ONCE AGAIN THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD. AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO STRIVE TO MAKE SURE THAT AS I LIVE MY LIFE THAT I STAY AWAY FROM THAT SIN.

WE HAVE SO MANY EXAMPLES IN SCRIPTURE OF THOSE WHO NOT ONLY WOULD TRY TO AVOID BUT EVEN RUN FROM SIN. I LOVE THE STORY OF JOSEPH WHEN POTTER FIRST WIFE WAS AFTER HIM, I WONDER EVEN BEFORE REALLY WERE THE STORY TELLS US THAT HE RAN FROM HER I WONDER HOW MANY DAYS HE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN SHE WAS HERE ARE THERE AND HE MIGHT HAVE AVOIDED HER, SHE MIGHT HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMING ON TO HIM AND KIND OF ACTING IN AN INAPPROPRIATE WAY TOWARD HIM BUT THEN THAT DAY WHAT DOES HE DO? HE LEAVES HIS CLOAK AND HE RUNS FROM SIN, WHY DID HE DO THAT WELL IF YOU LOOK AT THE STORY OF THE MAN JOSEPH IF YOU LOOK AT AND WHO HE WAS AND WHAT HE DID AT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WHO WAS HE FOCUSED ON GOD HE WAS FOCUSED ON GOD AND HE WANTED GOD TO RECEIVE THE GLORY YOU SEE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO TO RECOGNIZE IT TO AVOID IT TO RUN FROM IT KNOWING HOW THAT THE TRAP OF SIN CAN DESTROY US OR OUR CAUSE US TO HOLD ON TO SOMETHING THAT KEEPS US FROM GOD THAT SEPARATES US FROM GOD ISAIAH SAID. WHEN REALLY ALL THE WHILE ALL THE TIME WE HAVE CONTROL OVER SUCH THING. I HOPE TODAY THAT YOU WILL CHOOSE AS SOMEONE WHO LOVES GOD TO PRACTICE THAT CONTROL. TO PRACTICE THAT CONTROL BY LOVING GOD BY STUDYING HIS WORD BY BEING FAITHFUL IN ATTENDANCE TO WORSHIP HIM TO GIVING EACH AND EVERY DAY IN EACH AND EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY TO THOSE THINGS ARE ACCEPTABLE IN HIS SIGHT THAT YOU MIGHT BE FOUND PLEASING BEFORE HIM AND ULTIMATELY YOU MIGHT BE RECIPIENT OF HIS CARING GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION AND BLESSINGS NOW. BUT ULTIMATELY ALSO ETERNALLY AND THEREFORE BY DOING THAT YOUR FOCUS WILL BE WERE IT NEEDS TO BE ON HEAVENLY THINGS AND AS YOUR FOCUS IS ON HEAVENLY THINGS IT WILL BE EASIER AND EASIER AND EASIER TO AVOID SIN. YOU SEE BRETHREN YOU SEE FRIENDS, WHEN WE SEE NOT JUST THE HALF BUT THE WHOLE. WHEN WE SEE EVERYTHING ABOUT SIN AND WE SEE THE OUTCOME OF SIN IT NO LONGER LOOK SO A PRETTY, IT NO LONGER LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL SO THEREFORE LET STAND WITH GOD, LET'S BE HIS FAITHFUL CHILDREN AND DOING SO KNOWING THAT THOSE WHO ARE FAITHFUL WILL RECEIVE HIS BLESSINGS.



CLOSING COMMENTS

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MAY WE EACH ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM OF SIN IN OUR LIVES AND THERE BE READY AND PREPARED TO DEAL WITH IT EVERY DAY. HOWEVER, PRAISE BE TO GOD THAT WE CAN OVERCOME SIN EACH AND EVERY DAY THOUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. WHAT A WONDROUS GIFT FROM GOD!