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2 Timothy 3:1-5

1 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.

2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal,

3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without

self-control, fierce, without love of goodness,

4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,

5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away!

(Hatred, wars, rape, incest, violence, greed, love of money,
foul language, selfishness, divorce, homosexuality,
group sex, wife swapping, swinging, orgies,incest,
fornication, adultery, stealing, murder, lying,
mugging, kidnapping, prostitution, trafficking in
child slavery, worshipping “the son” only
instead of “the Father”, Christians celebrating pagan
holidays, Christians wearing pagan idols,
child abuse, parent abuse, grand-parent abuse,
spiritism, astrology, witchcraft, drug-abuse,
drunkeness, slander, haughtiness, arrogance,
lovers of pleasure, disobedient to parents,
disobedient to authority, ungrateful, unthankful,
not open to any agreement, puffed up with pride,
false witnesses, no self-control, fierce, headstrong,
and just plain mean.)

All the ABOVE brings people down and it starts with what’s in their minds,

it takes roots and it festers and soon the mind becomes a battlefield and leads

to internal spiritual warfare, the wrestle between doing good and bad,

these are the schemes and machinations of the Devil aka Satan aka Lucifer,

the fallen angel!

Time is short and running out for him, so he and his minions manipulates and

deceives mankind in every which way to deter them from worshipping

YAHWEH our God and YESHUA, our Messiah

the whole world beguiled into Satan's hands

14 But if YOU have bitter jealousy and contentiousness in YOUR hearts, do not be bragging and lying against the truth.

15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is [the] earthly, animal, demonic.

16 For where jealousy and contentiousness are, there disorder and every vile thing are.

James 3:14-16

“Do not boast, lie or murmur sweet words to cover up the ugly truth in thine hearts

of arrogance, selfishness and bitter jealousy which is venom to thy souls”

It’s earthly and it’s the attitude of Satan, the father of all lies and deceit;

so purify yourselves with the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God Yahweh

so that you may stand blameless when our Messiah Yeshua comes back to reclaim

his rightful throne to rule.

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The Magnet and the Nail Family

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Objects:

1. A Magnet.

2. Young Children of the Nail Family—small, bright, shiny Nails.

3. Mr. Nail (father), large nail, a bit rusty—invisible string attached, concealing

large bottle under the table.

4. Mrs. Nail (mother) middle-size nail; invisible string attached concealing

deck of cards.

5. Big Brother Nail, tall, bright nail; invisible string attached, concealing

a filthy rag.

6. Bent, rusty Nail (Grandpa Nail).

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We have the NAIL family before us this morning, boys and girls.

See them here on the table!

They picture a good many families living all about us today.

And what is this? (Exhibit magnet.)

Someone says, “a MAGNET.”

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Yes, this is a magnet. It has drawing power. In John 12:32 the Lord Jesus said,

“And I, if I be lifted up will draw all men unto Me.” He was speaking of His death

on the cross, which would enable Him to draw men and women from sin unto

Himself as Saviour.

We will let the MAGNET picture the Lord Jesus/Yeshua.

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Lord & Savior Jesus/Yeshua_little children drawn to Him

Let us put the magnet in among the Nail family. See the bright, shiny nails fly

to it? These are the small children in the Nail family. Like many other small

children, they are eager to accept the Lord Jesus in their youth. (Eccl. 12:1.)

They gladly accept His loving invitation to the children, “Suffer the little children

to come unto Me and forbid them not.” — Luke 18:16.

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But what about the other members of the Nail family? Some seem unmoved,

while others make an attempt to come, but something seems to hold them back.

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father_an alcoholic

father_an alcoholic

Let us look at each one separately. This tall, strong looking nail, is Mr. Nail,

the father of the household. Surely, Mr. Nail, as the head of the house, should

accept the Lord Jesus as His Saviour. But no, he refuses to come, though he

does seem moved as the story of God’s love is presented to him. Something

seems to hold him back. Let us see what it is. (Beer Bottle in hand)

Ah—this tells the story.

Mr. Nail is bound down by a habit which seems to have the better of him.

This bottle tells not only of a habit, but of worldly friends and pleasures,

which are keeping him away from the church and the Lord.

Is there no hope for Mr. Nail?

Oh, yes, the Lord Jesus is able to break every fetter. He says, “Him that

cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” — John 6:37.

Now, see Mr. Nail cling to the magnet! Hear him sing:

“Other refuge have I none, Hangs my helpless soul on Thee.”

mother_addictive gambling vice

With Mr. Nail a Christian, he is anxious for Mrs. Nail and the other members

of the family to accept the Lord Jesus as Saviour. Mrs. Nail has surely seen

a change in Mr. Nail since he became a Christian, she would like to come to

the Lord Jesus, but something seems to be exerting an influence over her.

Let us see what it is … Why, attached to Mrs. Nail is a deck of cards.

So this is the reason Mrs. Nail will not put her trust in the Lord as her

Saviour — she loves the world and the pleasures of the world.

Finally she too, accepts the invitation of the Lord Jesus. She hears him say,

“Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”

— Matt. 11:28.

What rest and peace she found in Christ—a peace that the world never knew

or offered.

grandpa_grumpy and bitter in sin

Another member of the Nail family is Grandpa.

This bent, rusty nail is Grandpa Nail. He is getting old, all of his life has been

lived for self, with practically no thought of God. He hears of the Lord Jesus

from his son and daughter-in-law, but it doesn’t seem to be for him.

He feels he has lived in sin too long. Again and again they tell him of Jesus’

love. His heart seems changing—he listens with more interest. Finally one

day as Mr. Nail repeated Romans 5:8, “For God commended His love toward

us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” — a joy filled his heart

and life as he exclaimed, “He died for me! He died for me!”

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With Grandpa Nail in the fold, there was only one other member of the family

left untouched by the Gospel. This was Big Brother Nail. Big Brother was a

Senior in college. He couldn’t understand what was happening to the family.

His mother and father tried to tell him, but he was always too busy, besides,

he said such things were “old fashioned.” How they all yearned over Big

Brother and longed to see him come to the Lord Jesus and accept Him as

Saviour.

big brother_insufferable conceited self-righteousness

This tall, bright looking nail is Big Brother. Let us see if we can find out why

he refuses to come to the Lord Jesus. Something seems to be preventing him

from even listening to the “Good News.”

Ah, see what is attached to Big Brother — a filthy rag!

What can this mean?

God’s Word says that self-righteousness is in His sight as “filthy rags,”

(Isa. 64:6). Big Brother feels that he has a righteousness of his own, and so

does not need a Saviour. But the prayers of the Nail family are not to go

unanswered. At last Big Brother is brought to realize that, “All have sinned

and come short of the glory of God.”— Romans 3:23.

He turns his back on his own righteousness, takes his place as a sinner in

need of  a Saviour. What rejoicing there was in the Nail household the day

that Big Brother came to the Lord. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow,”

they all sang that night as they gathered around the family altar.

What happened in the Nail family can happen in your family too, boys and girls.

The Lord Jesus longs to DRAW unto Himself those who know Him not.

“The Son of Man is come to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10),

and “Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.”—John 6:37.

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 Sermon Illustrations



Great Souls Experience Great Sorrows


Material stuff and trinkets are easily earned, but usually the most
valuable and most precious things carry a heavy price and often
times with harsh, grueling and toilsome labor.  Sometimes lofty
heights of power and awesome wealth are always bought with
blood, if there is enough of blood to be spilled.
To attain the greatest value and character in life, it needs our
acceptance of flexibility to adapt to ever changing winds of trials
and tribulations for they are not thrown at us randomly;  it’s
brought upon to chisel us to be precious gems in order to meet
with our Almighty God’s standards as wholesome loving
respectful human beings.
We are brought upon our knees under circumstances of intense
fire of trials and afflictions so that we may exercise our utmost
faith and trust in Almighty God Yahweh (JEHOVAH) and forever
be thankful in Yeshua (Jesus) as our Savior, the Atoner for our
sins and the intercessor between God and men.
So, do not despair in times of troubled storms for when God brings
us that deluge of tempest, He is using time which He is in control,
to deal with us with patience so that we will learn to lean our all,
heavily upon Him.
 
Character in Life
 
 
Great truths are dearly bought, the common truths,
Such as we give and take from day to day,

Come in the common walk of easy life,
Blown by the careless wind across our way.

Great truths are greatly won, not found by chance,
Nor wafter on the breath of summer dream;

But grasped in the great struggle of our soul,
Hard buffeting with adverse wind and stream.

But in the day of conflict, fear and grief,
When the strong hand of God, put forth in might,
Plows up the subsoil of our stagnant heart,
And brings the imprisoned truth seed to the light.

Wrung from the troubled spirit, in hard hours
Of weakness, solitude and times of pain,

Truth springs like harvest from the well-plowed field,
And our soul feels it has not wept in vain.


RAIN ON ME


Holy Spirit of the L-rd, rain down on me
Let me now receive Your gifts abundantly
Let them be to serve my G-d eternally
Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on me

Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on this place
As we enter in Your presence to seek Your face
We will come before Your throne singing Your praise
Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on me

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit rain on me
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit rain on me

Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on Israel
Prophesies and dreams and visions
Young and old to tell
Let them call upon Yeshua and drink from the well
Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on me

Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on the earth
Let the people hear Your Word and see what it’s worth
Let the world receive Your Spirit and the Rebirth
Holy Spirit of the L-rd rain on me

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit rain on me
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit rain on me

*Alicia Smith*



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“From dust we are formed and so to dust shall we return;
Yet we prolong our fate of death for it is everlasting life we yearn.”

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Adam and Eve banished by God from Garden of Eden

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Humanity suffers eternal damnation from sins of Adam and Eve; a bad decision

on account of the influential sweet-talking-promising-the-world Devil aka Satan.

Eve’s weakness on juicy temptations clearly signifies how we as humans make

poor judgment most of the time and suffer the ramifications of our choice for

a long time. Men must always remember and take note also that women are

powerfully innocent creatures by subtle ways of influence because Eve by

persuasion alone has gotten Adam to sin as well with a forever-stuck-proof

of an “Adam’s apple” and eternally laboring for needs and wants.

By disobeying God and listening to smooth-oiled words of Satan, they chose

the tree of knowledge rather than the tree of life and humanity has been

sweating and toiling their fruits of disobedience till now and still will

go on infinitely. The irony of it is that mankind with their expansive

knowledge haven’t a clue where the elixir of eternal life lies; they with

their arrogant ways attempt and endeavor on all sorts of variety of cures

of magical wonder drug to delay and prolong a mortal soul; which in fact

God had already set in motion a plan to grant humans an everlasting life

to begin with. This was a gift given freely by God Himself when He first

created Mankind. And that gift had charred and went up in smoke; just

by two souls who weren’t strong enough to resist temptation and their

disobedience to God’s commands.

So, at the end of everyone’s journey on earth, one still die and sleep in

one’s grave till ‘the way to eternal life’ Jesus Christ comes the

second time around. When we die, our body and soul dies in sleep

but our spirit is taken back by God. Some of us will be resurrected

to everlasting immortal life and some will be to eternal damnation

and extermination, come God’s judgment day; that is the

Day of Jehovah, the Day of the Wrath of GOD.

There is life following death after all, and that is the transformation

from a mortal and bodily soul to an immortal spiritual one on condition

that we accept Jesus Christ as our Messiah and also acknowledging

him as the son of God. Jesus is the only one and true way, the elixir

of life to Jehovah God and without him as our redeemer, mankind

and their unrepentant evil wicked ways will cease to exist.

We cannot be reconciled with God if not for the intervention of Jesus

on our behalf; a Mediator and Savior for our lives.

I am the Light and the Way to GOD and Eternal Life

I am the Light and the Way to GOD and Eternal Life ...

“BELIEVE IN ME AND ALSO BELIEVE IN HIM WHO SENT ME;

FOR YOU SHALL GAIN EVERLASTING LIFE.

ANYONE THIRSTING, COME FOLLOW ME

AND I SHALL TAKE YOU TO MY FATHER’S HOUSE

AND TO THE RIVER OF WATER OF LIFE

FOR IT IS FREE TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO DRINK FROM IT.”

© keziah boey 13th June 2008



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