Be Ye Transformed

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Christ or Barabbas? Which do you want? Jesus is the Word of God. There are many books to occupy your mind with. You could spend your whole life studying the Bible and never finish getting things out of it because it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The apostle is beseeching, imploring, soliciting, appealing and entreating and begging you and I to offer our bodies, everything that we are, to be a living sacrifice to God. It is more than a request it’s a real begging. Please brethren! Offer your bodies a living sacrifice and be not conformed to this world. This is your reasonable service for He paid for your body. I beg you, please, hand over your life to God. Don’t you know that your body is not yours? I beg you to hand over your life and be not conformed to this world. He’s begging us in regard to our bodies that we would not live in accordance with the world. Don’t comply with worldly fashion, don’t conform to what the world is saying, don’t live in harmony with the world, don’t yield to the prevailing standards of the world. He is saying it with strength – I beseech you! Sometimes we read it as if we’re in a standpoint to choose conformity to the world or transformation to Christ as if we are in a neutral position. But we’re already conformed to the world and the scripture is saying cease to be conformed to this world, do the opposite. Be transformed, change your nature. Don’t comply with the world but change the nature that you are. There is a saying ‘As the twig is bent so the tree is inclined’. Are we already conformed to the world? Are we under the prevailing standards of the world we live in? Have our parents conformed? Haven’t we been taught to conform to the world?

2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial?

Concord means accordance with or an agreement, or harmony. Is there any harmony between Christ and Barabbas? The religion of the day said we want Barabbas, get rid of Jesus. It is no different today.

2 Corinthians 6:15 or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

This relates to our bodies. God wants to dwell in there. Is He going to dwell in there with idols? Is the shrine of God next to the shrine of Buddha?

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

The apostle is beseeching you to not have harmony with the world. Does Christ have unity with the world? No. So if you are conformed to the world, can you have Christ? You will have to sacrifice Jesus Christ in order to be conformed to the world. You can’t have both.

I was shown the conformity of some professed Sabbath keepers to the world. Oh, I saw that it is a disgrace to their profession, a disgrace to the cause of God. They give the lie to their profession. They think they are not like the world, but they are so near like them in dress, in conversation, and actions, that there is no distinction. I saw them decorating their poor, mortal bodies, which are liable at any moment to be touched by the finger of God and laid upon a bed of anguish. {1T 131.1}

Here were Sabbath keepers conforming to the world, adorning their bodies that could be touched with sickness or death at any time. The apostle was saying I beseech you to offer your mortal bodies, the energy you have, give it to God, and do not be conformed to the world.

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world IS the enemy of God.

Yes while we were yet enemies Christ died for us to draw us out of the world but if we continue to stay in the world we continue to stay his enemies. I don’t fancy being the enemy of God because to those that crucified Christ He said; you will see the son of Man coming in great power. Would you like to be Caiaphas or one of the others on that day? When Jesus comes they will have such great sorrow because they are the enemies of God. Anybody who is a friend of the world and enjoys what the world has to offer is an enemy of God.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

The enemy of God is someone who doesn’t resist the devil, the world or conformity to worldly customs, goes with the flow and yields to the fashions of the day.

Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:

3:19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Here is a description of the enemy of God. The apostle is weeping and saying they’re walking as if they’re Christians but I tell you with anguish that they are enemies of the cross of Christ because their belly is their God. They glory in their shame whose end is destruction.

Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

This is the description of the world and God is saying be careful lest you lose your garments. The customs of today are making everybody lose their garments. You can see everything and the imagination does the rest. Isn’t the world ready for the destruction of the wicked? Their glory is in their shame. See the glory of the Hollywood stars. At their celebrations their most ‘glorious people’ are virtually naked. Everyone sits at the TV and thinks they have to be naked to be popular. Then everyone is glorying in what biblically is shameful. This practise to have less clothes on is a fruit of being an enemy of the cross of Christ.

We cannot walk the streets of our cities without encountering flaring notices of crime presented in some novel, or to be acted at some theatre. The mind is educated to familiarity with sin. The course pursued by the base and vile is kept before the people in the periodicals of the day, and everything that can excite passion is brought before them in exciting stories. They hear and read so much of debasing crime that the once tender conscience, which would have recoiled with horror from such scenes, becomes hardened, and they dwell upon these things with greedy interest. {PP 459.2}

Many of the amusements popular in the world today, even with those who claim to be Christians, tend to the same end, as did those of the heathen. {PP 459.3}

One upon a time you would blush at certain things but today everyone does it. It’s normal and that means that is okay. The apostle’s words come sounding through, I beseech you offer your bodies a living sacrifice and don’t yield to the prevailing influences of the world. He’s begging you. As we go on we’ll see why he’s begging so hard.

There has been acclimatisation of our minds to sin.

Why is it so hard to lead a self-denying, humble life? Because professed Christians are not dead to the world. It is easy living after we are dead. But many are longing for the leeks and onions of Egypt. They have a disposition to dress and act as much like the world as possible and yet go to heaven. Such climb up some other way. They do not enter through the strait gate and narrow way. {1T 131.2}

Do we suppose that we can have Belial and Christ, the world and Jesus? We can’t. It’s like a light switch. You’re either fully on or fully off. A few hundred years ago you were arrested if you weren’t clothed properly on the streets and if you were swimming male and female at the beach. Today that’s crazy! Why do we say that? Because we are conformed to this world? Notice all through the Bible it says ‘Know ye not’. James, Jude and Paul say – Don’t you know?

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

Today we don’t know that. We think we can live a worldly life, not change our habits, have knowledge of Jesus Christ and what he did and say yes He died for me, and suppose that we can go to heaven. But the Bible says don’t you know the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. There is much deception in the world today.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Here is the condition of man. This condition doesn’t stop you being saved but to be saved you need to come out of that condition. Are you washed? Are you willing to be washed, transformed in nature by Jesus Christ? What does effeminate mean? Men tending toward the female nature and females tending toward male natures. In such a condition you will not be saved but you can be washed from it. Today homosexuals are rampant. Men are in touch with their effeminate side. Females are doing the opposite. There is a mixing of gender. It shows in their dress. Women don’t act like women and men don’t act like men. We think everything is normal and when we read such clear statements we get offended at them.

Israel have been asleep to the pride, and fashion, and conformity to the world, in the very midst of them. 1 T 136.

We have grown up in this culture and think it normal. It is not normal it is a purely perverted culture.

They advance every month in pride, covetousness, selfishness, and love of the world. When their hearts are affected by the truth, it will cause a death to the world, 1 T 136.

This is cause to effect; a promise. Truth will promise and cause death to the world.

and they will lay aside the ribbons, laces, and collars; and, if they are dead, the laugh, the jeer, and scorn of unbelievers will not move them. 1 T 136.

If we are dead to the world, people can say whatever they like about us and we won’t be offended at all but will be steadfast in our faith.

They will feel an anxious desire to be separate from the world, like their Master. They will not imitate its pride, fashions, or customs. The noble object will be ever before them, to glorify God and gain the immortal inheritance. This prospect will swallow up all beside of an earthly nature. God will have a people separate and distinct from the world. And as soon as any have a desire to imitate the fashions of the world, that they do not immediately subdue, JUST SO SOON God ceases to acknowledge them as His children. 1 T 136.

That’s hard. But what communion does Christ have Belial? None. Therefore come out from them and be separate and I will receive you as my sons and daughters. What is the text saying? If we continue in the fashions of the world we do not qualify to be Gods children. Present your bodies a living sacrifice.

They are the children of the world and of darkness. They lust for the leeks and onions of Egypt, that is, desire to be as much like the world as possible; by so doing, those that profess to have put on Christ virtually put Him off… {1T 136.1}

In my generation in the 80’s it was already gone. I grew up in that generation. I read the works of the flesh is revelling, partying, enjoying life and being merry. There are a lot of churches that conduct celebration worship. Church becomes more like a nightclub, than a church. Why? Because it is the prevailing standard of the world. God does not approve such things. He didn’t approve of it in the first place. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever. God does not have fashions, He has principles and we must abide by those principles. Why don’t we dress like they did in the biblical days? There is a biblical principle in dress and in all other things that we must follow. We must uphold the principle. The world has leavened the churches.

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one [is] given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

Should you go ask your pastor what is worldly? Don’t bother. We have just read that the priest and pastors are all worldly. We have grown up in this generation that deem it normal.

Jeremiah 6:14 They have healed also the hurt [of the daughter] of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when [there is] no peace.

If we live in accordance to the world, if our belly is our god, if we go by our appetites and passion and we glory in our shame, our end is destruction. The ministers of the day say, don’t worry you’ll have eternal life. Don’t you know if you’re worldly you won’t inherit eternal life? Did Jesus Christ come in vain? No He didn’t.

Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time [that] I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

Did they blush when there was an abomination or when a Babylonish garments was worn? No. Therefore they shall fall. We must be retrained. We must not conform to the fashions of the world we must be transformed so much so that we will blush at the things around us. We are to be transformed by the renewing of the mind into the image of Jesus Christ. Is that being like a Pharisee, not looking at people? How many people misunderstand what the bible is saying? It is saying come out of it. This message to save people is to say come out of her my people.

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where [is] the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein].

They said we will not, that’s old school, we don’t want to be old school. Thus saith the Lord, stand in the way and ask for the old paths. Many years ago it was considered a woman with an unclad ankle was immodest. Is it today? Today they think it is absurd. They therefore testify to their conformity to the world. That is the whole reason why the apostle said be ye transformed by the renewing of the mind. Change the way you think. Don’t say it’s fine when it’s not fine. It never has been and popularity will never make it fine. A thousand years of error never turns to truth. It is always wrong. Ask for the old paths. How was society built in the old days? Husbands were men and wives were women. Sensuality is so normal. Young children go through school and it’s taught that secret vice is acceptable. Is it acceptable? Never has it been and never will it be. Destroying our body through sensual vice is wrong. The scripture says if you abuse yourselves you will not enter the kingdom of Heaven, don’t you know that? There are so many pornographic scenes around us on billboards, advertisements and the internet. It is everywhere even in the junk mail that comes from Kmart. How many inches of clothing do you need to wear not to be naked? In the old days the women wore pants under their skirts so if they slipped over nothing would be seen. Did you know that is Biblical? But do we take the Bible or the fashion of the day? It’s pretty uncool to have pants under skirts. Women and men’s clothing must be distinct but the world gets offended. They get offended because they are conformed to the world but if they had a transformation through the truth of the gospel you would not be offended. Do you want Christ or Barabbas? Many say Christ but when it comes to popularity and the crowd calls for Barabbas they will do the same because we are variable in our walk.

Jesus is coming; and will He find a people conformed to the world? and will He acknowledge these as His people that He has purified unto Himself? Oh, no. None but the pure and holy will He acknowledge as His. Those who have been purified and made white through suffering, and have kept themselves separate, unspotted from the world, He will own as His. {1T 133.1}

Can Christ purify our life or is He good for nothing? Can He change your life? According to your faith so be it unto you. If you believe He can change your life, so will it be. Can Christ change us? He renews us by the renewing of our minds. Be not conformed to the world, says the scriptures.

As I saw the dreadful fact that God’s people were conformed to the world, with no distinction, except in name… {1T 133.2}

The only difference is the name flying on the banner.

… between many of the professed disciples of the meek and lowly Jesus and unbelievers, my soul felt deep anguish. I saw that Jesus was wounded and put to an open shame. {1T 133.2}

Do you want Christ or Barabbas? They chose Barabbas. They put Him to an open shame. They took his clothes off him. They whipped and scourged him. The spirit of prophecy, the testimony of Jesus says He was put to an open shame. If we conform to the world but say we want Jesus, we can say it all we like but we are in reality yielding to Barabbas. Destruction is coming. Here is a description of what will happen.

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds [they are] without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

This is saying in the home of the saints there will be people who will go after Balaam. What did Balaam do? He bought in the idolatry of the Moabites. He said come to their feasts as you can convert them. What happened? The Moabites got them in bed. They committed fornication. They are like clouds with no rain. They get blown around with the wind. Are these people stable? Not at all! Why? Because whatever the fashion says, they will do. If the mood of the people changes, they change. They are like the frogs of Egypt, they can live either in or out of the water. They can speak out of both sides of their mouth. Whatever is popular they do it. Such people are like clouds blowing around without stability.

Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Destruction is coming upon the earth. The four winds will soon be let go. What wind blows from all corners of the earth? A hurricane, tornado or cyclone! The storm is coming, a category 6 – cyclone. When a physical one comes, men evacuate but when a spiritual one comes, they don’t because they care more for their physical life than their spiritual. These winds of strife need to be avoided.

Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

The whole world wondered after the beast. There is a tide of popularity moving and if we have step by step yielded to the fashions and customs and are conformed to this world, why would we not yield to the mark of the beast?

The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, 5T 81

If we are going to live the lifestyle that is portrayed all around us and not find out what the Bible says and offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to God, then we will receive the mark. Don’t you know that those who do these things shall not inherit eternal life? Don’t you know? Well you know now. If we are going to live the life style that is all around us and not look for the old paths and find out what the Bible and a the testimony of Jesus says about the way we conduct our bodes (for the scriptures say offer your bodes a living sacrifice) we will receive the mark of the beast. It’s a promise.

In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church. True godliness will be clearly distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. 5T 81

The third angel’s message is to call people up away from the world. There is a people who claim to preach the three angels messages but they bring in the world.

The great work is before us of leading the people away from worldly customs and practices, up higher and higher, to spirituality, piety, and earnest work for God. It is your work to proclaim the message of the third angel, to sound the last note of warning to the world. May the Lord bless you with spiritual eyesight. I write this in love, seeing your danger. Please consider these things carefully and prayerfully. {5T 520.1}

We need to educate people to come out of worldly practices. We will be hated for it. If you are hated for it are you steadfast, variable or pliable? What sort of person are you?

There are many in the church who at heart belong to the world, but God calls upon those who claim to believe the advanced truth, to rise above the present attitude of the popular churches of today. Where is the self-denial, where is the cross-bearing that Christ has said should characterize his followers? The reason we have had so little influence upon unbelieving relatives and associates is that we have manifested little decided difference in our practices from those of the world. Parents need to awake, and purify their souls by practicing the truth in their home life. When we reach the standard that the Lord would have us reach, worldlings will regard Seventh-day Adventists as odd, singular, straight-laced extremists. “We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.” {RH, January 9, 1894 par. 10}

This is how we will be regarded by the world when we reach the standard that the LORD would have us reach. They will think we are tin soldiers just following someone’s ideas. They have no idea they are blind. If someone called you a fanatic, would you be offended? If people call me a fanatic I don’t mind as I want to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. I don’t want conformity to this world. I want to know what Jesus has to say. I will listen to what he has to say.

Many today have veils upon their faces. These veils are sympathy with the customs and practices of the world… {6T 146.1}

People say, Paul I don’t know what you are saying. Of course they don’t as they have a veil over their eyes because they have sympathy with the world. We need sympathy with Jesus.

As the truth is brought into practical life, the standard is to be elevated higher and higher to meet the requirements of the Bible. This will necessitate opposition to the fashions, customs, practices, and maxims of the world. Worldly influences, like the waves of the sea, beat against the followers of Christ to sweep them away from the true principles of His meekness and grace; but we are to stand as firm as a rock to principle.

When the cyclone comes and that sea surge comes, what will happen to you. You will be knocked around. I would like to conclude this message with a realization of what is coming to this world. I make no apologies to the straightness of today’s message. It is time to prepare for the hurricane.

Nahum 1:2 God [is] jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and [is] furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.

Remember what we read. The world is the enemy of Christ. If anyone is a friend of the world he is an enemy of God.

the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.

1:3 The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]:

If we don’t offer our bodies a living sacrifice to God because he has paid for us and say all that I have is yours, He will not forgive the sin. God is not just a forgiving God he is also a just God. If we do not repent he will not forgive you. If you do repent and turn from the wicked ways, he will forgive you. Isn’t that clear? He will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord will have His way in the whirlwind and the clouds are the dust of His feet.

Jeremiah 1:3 The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of his feet.

Jeremiah talks about this. Read the whole book in your own time.

Jeremiah 25:32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

25:33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from [one] end of the earth even unto the [other] end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.

This is saying a cyclone, hurricane or typhoon is coming and the dead will be scattered everywhere. You wonder why. In 2008 cyclone Nargis hit Burma. It was only a category 3 yet it killed 137,000 people and yet a category 5 hit the coast of our country and no one was killed. What is the difference? There was an evacuation plan. Do you have an evacuation plan and a place to go that will secure yourself from the wind? Anything that is variable will be gone. People will say Paul what you preach is a fairy tale but Noah preached a fairy tale too but it was real. They said no it will not happen. Did it happen? Yes. People say no it wasn’t the flood. It was evolution. Such people are variable. Evolution is a notion that blew in with the wind. As in the days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the coming of God. They were eating and drinking marrying and giving in marriage and they knew not till the flood came. Didn’t Noah warn them for 120 years? They knew not because they didn’t care. They said it wouldn’t happen and so it is today. As in the days of Noah people say the earth will not destruct but it will and the dead will be scattered everywhere. There is an evacuation call. Come out of her my people. Get out of the city, get out of the town and get out of the world because destruction is coming. I mean it. It has been proven in the destruction of every empire in scripture and people don’t think it is going to happen.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers [Don’t partake or conform to the world] of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Said the angel, as with sorrow he saw the professed people of God loving the world, partaking of its spirit, and following its fashions: “Cut loose! Cut loose! lest He appoint you your portion with hypocrites and unbelievers outside the city. Your profession will only cause you greater anguish, and your punishment will be greater because ye knew His will, but did it not.” {1T 133.2}

We have been taught it is boring to sit in long sermons. That teaching is a custom of the world.

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Come, enter in and bunker down. The storm is coming and if you want to stay outside and play with the world you will be very hurt. Hide thyself, shut thy doors, bar them up for a little moment till the eye of the storm be over past. Jesus is that rock.

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Do you want to be blown around? To secure onto the world goods is like securing your boat to grass. Will it work? We have a rock and that rock is Jesus Christ it does not move. It didn’t move yesterday nor does it move today nor will it move tomorrow. Guaranteed. That Rock has nothing in the world. Jesus Christ came into the world but He was not of the world. He preached for 3 years and they killed Him. We wouldn’t last too long either if we really lived like He did.  Psalms 61 is a promise.

Psalms 61:1 To Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [that] is higher than I.

61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, [and] a strong tower from the enemy.

61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.

Can worldliness go into the tabernacle? Does the temple of God have communion with idols? If you want to abide in God’s temple, be willing to give up everything that He reveals to you. Every custom you grew up with that you thought was great when you were little, it all must go if the Bile says it do it.

61:4 …I will trust in the covert of thy wings.

Will you trust in it? I pray we can have wisdom that we can avoid the storm, hurricane, cyclone or whatever you want to call it. The world is smart. They can determine the sky and tell the weather but can they tell the signs of the times. Therefore;

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye offer your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Amen.

 

Posted on February 8, 2011, in Divine Service Sermons, Sermons For Sabbath. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for this sermon. My heart is in an odd place right now and I feel unworthy.. as i have backslid so much, please pray for me. May i every day offer my body as a living sacrifice which is my REASONABLE service. Praise God.

  2. God speaks to me through your sermons may his voice reach out to all

    May request:
    Pray for me pastor, for my heart is surounded with thorns (earthly desires). I know Gods loves, though my soul longs for that closenes with Jesus i have repeatedly rejected him by choosing my own way. Pray for me that i may be dead to the world and that The Holy Spirit may restore and nurture me to a better follower of Christ

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