Title: Does God Have You, Now
Text: Psalms 57:7
Intro: The other day I was coming back from hospital visits and passed by where a wreck had happened sometime ago on Double Oak Mountain. Graffiti had been sprayed on the wall and said “God has you now” As I drove I began to ponder this one sentence that God has you now. I wondered if God had the person before the wreck or not? I begin to think that if God has us then it will be seen you cannot hide a life that is daily filled with the power of God.
I. When God Has You He Has Your Worship
1. Why do we worship Him
A. We were made to worship Him
B. He is worthy
- Worship means Worth – ship
- Worship is the expression of tribute to God’s worth
2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
C. He is to be glorified
1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
D. If we don’t
Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
E. It is what heaven is all about
- Not streets of gold
- Not mansions
- Not walls of Jasper
- It is about casting our crowns at His feet; falling on our faces and crying out Holy is the Lord God Almighty
2. What happens when we Worship Him
A. Our strength is renewed
- For the battle
- To keep own when you feel like quitting
- Replaces the joy
ILL. Man wanted to sell house hired real estate agent to make up ad heard add said “I don’t think I want to sell that house it sounds like what I’ve been looking for.”
- It brings calm in times of trouble
- It is contagious
B. Worship brings the presence of God and sends the enemy fleeing.
ILL. David playing for Saul.
- Satan does not want to be in the presence of worship unto God
- It is how we can overcome temptation
Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
II. When God Has You He Has Your Service
1. It is time to go to work
ILL. Big Sam says quiting time
2. Many have said that God just doesn’t need me
- No Billy Graham
- No Billy Sunday
- No D.L. Moody
Gideon was the youngest in his fathers house; and his family was poor But God used him. Judges 6:15
Saul was from the smallest tribe and his family was the smallest of the tribe But God used him. I Samuel 9:21
David was the youngest of Jessie’s house. His father did not see a king, His brothers did not see a king, Samuel did not see a king, But God saw a king.
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
3. There is work to be done/souls to be won/ demons to overcome/ hope to be restored
4. The church is to be a hospital a place filled with activity, healing for sick, and broken and new births. Not an exclusive club. Not a mortuary surrounded by death.
5. We have a job to do
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
6. We must realize that one day we will answer for our work
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matthew 25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Matthew 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Matthew 25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Matthew 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
7. If God has you your work will be seen
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
III. When God Has You He Has All Of You
1. He has your heart
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
- He knows if you are hot, cold or just lukewarm
- He sees the secret places of your heart
Psalms 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
2. He has your desires
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
3. Living with God but not in God
Achan, lived through the wilderness; the crossing of Jordan; the battle of Jericho but God did not have him. He lived with the presence and power of God but never allowed God to possess him.
Conclusion: God will have you either now or later. Now is when He wants you as your loving and forgiving savior; later He will be you judge.
Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Does God have you, every part or did you hold something back?