Summary: Can we always trust the GPS? There is great danger in sowing wild oats. My way? God's way? The harvest is coming.
#2 THE STRONG MAN OF ERROR...
JESUS WILL DEFEAT THE STRONG MAN OF ERROR...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
2 Corinthians 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
I. LET US REASON TOGETHER AND WEIGH THE STRONG MAN OF ERROR...
THE SPIRIT OF ERROR: IF THIS IS WRONG I DO NOT WANT TO RIGHT...
THIS SEEMS RIGHT TO ME...
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death.
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death.
A. I left Bowling Green, Ky. to do a funeral in Donovan, Missouri to preach a funeral
for a dear friend. He had asked me many years ago to do his funeral. I told him
I would be honored to come and do his funeral. Well finally the day came when
my friend when to be with Jesus. I loaded the directions into the GPS and started
my journey. I was alone, I had already ate, filled up with gas in the Honda.
The GPS told me the time I would arrive, I made note of the time. When I pulled in
to the funeral home at Donovan I noted the time, the GPS was off 2 minutes from
my departure to my arrival... WOW, THAT IS ACCURATE.
The GPS was unbelievable.
After the funeral, I changed out of my suit, hugged the family and input the data
to return home. I was traveling, praying, singing and praying more. As I neared
Paducah I saw my EXIT... I had travel to Missouri often down through the years.
The GPS DID NOT SAY TURN HERE... The GPS showed me...to continue driving.
I TRUSTED THE GPS. It was totally right going... THEREFORE IT IS RIGHT NOW.
I drove and drove and drove, I ended up in Illinois... hours away from home.
Finally, I said something is wrong.
THE GPS FINALLY SAID, TURN RIGHT 1 MILE AHEAD. 1/2 MILE AHEAD TURN
RIGHT... THERE WAS NO EXIT, NONE!
So at the next exit: I GOT OFF THE INTERSTATE... and drove into the dumpest
town in Illinois, CAIRO, ILLINOIS...
There was nothing but beer joints, night clubs, dumpy motels...
The town was in the flood plane. I got pulled into a motel and asked the directions.
The young person had no idea where I was looking for...
I was standing still the GPS said I was going 68 MPH.
I drove on down the road and pulled up to a bar and went in...
I showed them my GPS and told them I was lost and I told them where I was going.
They had no idea how to get where I wanted to be.
As I walked out of the bar, a drunk man said, TURN THAT STUPID THING OFF,
TURN IT BACK ON AND MAYBE IT WILL TELL HOW TO GET HOME.
BRILLIANT, I TURNED THE GPS OFF, I REPROGRAMED MY HOUSE ADDRESS,
AND THAT GPS TOLD ME HOW EXACTLY HOW TO CUT THROUGH SOME BACK
ROADS AND IN AN HOUR I WAS BACK IN FAMILIAR AREAS.
B. THE GPS IS SO GOOD, IT IS NORMALLY CORRECT... I TRUSTED THAT THING
EVEN WHEN MY SENSES SAID TURN HERE. IT LIED TO ME... I WAS LEAD ASTRAY.
IT WAS WRONG... IT WAS VERY WRONG... I TRUSTED IT AS RIGHT.
C. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SPIRIT OF ERROR MEANS...
I AM DOING IT MY WAY... SEEMS RIGHT TO ME?
II. ORTHODOX JEWS AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE FALLEN FOR THE STRONG
MAN OF ERROR'S LIE: IT IS GOOD TO SOW YOUR WILD OATS...
DIVINE LAW TEACHES SOMETHINGS ABOUT SOWING...
Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall
of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
A. Go out in the world and sin and sin and sin...
You will get the sin out of your system and you will learn it is not good...
THEN YOU WILL FIND YOUR WAY.
B. THERE IS A FALSE TEACHING THAT WRONG IS RIGHT, you sin and you show
C. There are several problems with this:
1. What is you have an accident and die while you are testing your wings?
2. What if you pick up a disease?
3. What if sin is addictive?
4. What if this sin leads me into a deeper sin?