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Well I will show her that I am all of that and much more.
We should not be surprised, for our Lord taught us that it would be such when He would return. When people do interpret the parables, often they do it in a very mysterious way, and even a contrived way.
Another parable in the same chapter, Matthew 13, is the parable of the dragnet. But Paul and Silas stopped him, shared the Gospel with him and he and his entire household believed in Jesus, got saved and got baptized that night.
Now I even preach that you need to commit your life to Jesus, and you need to commit yourself to Him, spirit, soul and body - everything that you are, and everything that you have, you need to commit in time and for eternity.
And when Jesus looses the chains- He does not just loose them from you.
This would lead to two thousand years of Jewish exile from their homeland- a time in which they would be scattered to the ends of the earth with no motherland to call home. The previous chapter here, Matthew 24, He says in verses 37 to 39: 'As the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. The guard thought everyone had left and normally they might have but they were down there listening to Paul and Silas sing praises to the Lord. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be'. You never get hungry real bad unless you are sacrificing or fasting. No obedience. ), Christian Youth and Pagan Schools (2 of 18), Disciple-Making Is the Purpose of the Church (2 of 7), Funeral of a Faithful Church Member (1 of 5), CCPA - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole family.
That is when we need to praise Him.
( Log Out / There is a huge difference between encouraging some one and enticing them. 'Jesus did not commit Himself to them'. Midnight hour prayer pushes off the weight of despair, lifts its hands to God and prays for His help. And this fortune telling slave girl, who has a demonic spirit, comes to Paul and Silas and starts bragging about them. They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
Do you know what that means? Think of that, our nation is only 241 years old. Note a third thing: both were sleeping, but one group awakened ready.
Are you ready for the midnight cry? Several years ago a politician well known for his corruption and scams was elected. If you're going to make a resolution this year, and you're a believer, make it this: read the Bible and do it!
Listen to what Jesus says in Luke 21, listen: 'Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
Signs of the Times (Is COVID-19 a Sign of the End? This same Jesus said: 'All manner of sin and blasphemy may be forgiven of men'. When preachers talk more about getting rich than they talk about getting right with God, there is a foundation problem.
Paul and Silas’ feet were still in the stocks, they were still bound and yet they praised God. Praise him when it doesn’t look like the sun will never shine again. They were worthy to suffer for the name of Jesus Christ.
Was it doubt to believe the doctors that she was about to have a miscarriage. Midnight hour prayer is crying out to God when everything seems hopeless. All I have to have is an identification with Christ'. So Paul and Silas set out. - but are you doing the will of the Father in Heaven, that manifests a change in your life, a holiness that is not works-based but has been wrought in you by God's grace and the power of the Holy Spirit? Do you know Jesus? But it turned out to be ok. What looked like a tragedy born out of. Should we expect a miracle? Let me loose those chains. In colloquial terms, everybody is going about their business. Or do we persevere in God’s purpose. It is the story of Paul and Silas in jail.
APPROACHING THE MIDNIGHT HOUR.
One group had the equipment, but the crucial difference was: they didn't have what it takes. He proclaims the Gospel. for sinners also love those that love them. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! Encouraging them is saying kind words to help them follow the Lord, to not give up, to strengthen them.
Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. Then there is the parable in this very chapter we're in tonight of the sheep and the goats. Our God can shake the foundations of power to protect his children.
For all they knew, they might be killed the next morning- so I guess they all felt a little bit of urgency.
Please turn there with me in your Bibles. But we must be people of the Spirit, lead by God. But the devil is never happy about being confronted and dethroned. It’s not hard, just believe on Him. From the ones who should be standing with you, but instead begin to work against you. REVIVAL: Stronger Than Ever. Now, of course, the problem is not with the parable, the problem is with me - my head, and my theology! One will be fun.
He’s your rock, your fortress and your deliverer. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. All material by David Legge is copyrighted. Good works and good fruit are to be a witness of a change in our lives that the grace of God has wrought. You might even believe that He's coming again, you might even know a little bit about how He will return - but it's not what you know that matters, it's whether or not He knows you! They trusted God. This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” She kept this up for many days. Acts 16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. That reminds me of what Paul said to Timothy: 'A form of godliness, but denying the power'. I believe God has something to say, and it's for you, but you need to be in a disposition to receive it. Thank you for having me, and I do trust that what the Lord has laid upon my heart will be a help and a challenge to you tonight. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas. Is there a watchful disposition, and expectancy? Now I want look at these virgins tonight, and though it might be hard to tell the difference, we're going to contrast and compare. All Rights Reserved. You might disagree with me, but I believe today's church, generally, is obsessed with the 'feel good' factor.
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. When kids can do Yoga- in other words, Worship the Hindu god Shiva- in school but not Pray or Read their Bible or even talk about Jesus, there is a foundation problem. ( Log Out / The midnight cry is coming, and we need to be ready, and the church needs to be ready! I'll tell you something: every parable in Matthew 24 and 25 has those words, every one of them, that he delayed his coming, or after a long time. I know there might be different views, and here I hardly know what my own is I'm that confused at times - but I know He's coming! And God sent an earthquake and everyone was set free. We are living in a materialistic age, where we are anaesthetised to the realities of eternity. At least a good offering. You need to tell somebody what God has done.
I know your deeds. I believe what Jesus is teaching in all these parables is that this will be characteristic of the time when He will return, and I believe it's characteristic of the hour tonight that we are in in our society and age. And wow.
I'll be honest with you, I would find it easier if that wasn't there - but it is there. In your darkest season, He calls you to look to Him. That is a sacrifice of praise, when we don’t feel like it God said to sacrifice to him the praise of our lips.
The prisoners were in chains in the jail. I know this has been a message for both unbelievers and professing Christians, but I want to ask you all tonight - this is what on my heart, and I can only give you what God has given me - are you ready for the midnight cry?
Paul discerns by the Holy Spirit the motive and the spirit behind the slave girl’s words and rebukes the demonic spirit. So they identified with the Lord at the beginning of this whole escapade - they went out to meet the bridegroom - but at the very end they're still identifying with Him, but they are shut out: He does not identify Himself with them.
No obedience. What's the first word we hear the apostles say in the Acts? I can tell you, that was one of the darkest hours of our life. I'm not preaching a works salvation here tonight - but I am preaching what Jesus taught. Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. If God wanted it open, no one could close it. We have come accustom to light.
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Initially these bridesmaids, these ten virgins, I want you to note now from the passage: they weren't waiting on the bridegroom, it doesn't say that.
There was a reason for Paul and Silas being there. Related Media. Negatively it's a departing from sin. But we need to remember that God is in charge of opening and closing the doors.
Free Access to Sermons on Midnight, Church Sermons, Illustrations on Midnight, and Preaching Slides on Midnight. The word of God is wonderful.
Let me answer that for you. Sacrificial praise.
We must confront demonic distraction to make way for the proclamation of the gospel. I am going down there. Psalm 18:1 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. There was resignation to his condition, but the Lord healed him - He said: 'Rise up and walk', and he got up and walked! This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content. Including Paul and Silas.
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