Summary: Trusting God through a crisis you can’t understand
Help thou our unbelief!
Beloved the Lord Jesus Christ has a message for you that will transform your life so that even the old dog on the back porch won’t recognize you anymore. My dogs are barking at me when I come home because Jesus is good and gracious and reached past my ignorance to touch my heart and send revival to my soul. I’ll never be the same beloved. I’ll never be the same and one day I’ll have a new name to go with my new heart and life. The old man is dead and my heart is filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and thanksgiving to Christ who has given me mercy and grace. Jesus is the Holy One and Jesus is the Truth! He can’t be unholy and he cannot lie! What’s the only thing that God doesn’t know? Do you ever think about things like that and just rest in the majesty and power of Christ Jesus? What’s the only thing God has never known the answer to?
Think about that beloved the next time you feel like you’ve reached the end of your rope and can’t go on because the devil seems to be winning. Think about that when you get tired of doing the Christian thing or you feel like just not praying anymore because NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD! Help our unbelief today Lord and let us rest in the truth that with you we can do all things. Let the word of God be true and every man a liar!
Can God still save the lost? Can he still soften a heart to change? Is it possible for God to still heal the sick and afflicted? Can the name of Jesus still make the demons tremble? Yet maybe he can do all those things but has somehow lost the ability to heal broken hearts and broken marriages or set the captive free? Maybe there are no more blessings left in heaven or the last answer to prayer has been sent years ago? Help thou our unbelief and our fear today Lord Jesus and speak to your servants by releasing the power of the Holy Spirit in this place today.
"And be ye not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is the good, and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2
Beloved if God can do all things and nothing is impossible, Amen? Then surely he can give us the key of David can’t he? You may say the key of David, Brother Mike? What is the key of David? Does it still exist? Beloved if it’s still being held in the hand of the Risen Christ, it still exist and is useful for us to possess. Jesus didn’t say, I who use to hold the key of David but said, I who have the key of David. It must still exist because we don’t keep useless keys do we? No beloved we throw them away don’t we?
1) We know a few things about the servant David beloved
a. we know about his triumphs
b. we know about his greatest failures
c. we know about the testimony of God about him
d. we know about his relationship with God that created the testimony
1) What then is the key of David?
a. 1 Chronicles 13:8 "and David and all Israel played before God with all their might and with singing and with harps and with psalteries and with timbrels and with cymbals and with trumpets."
b. 1 Chronicles 15:28-29 "thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting and with cornet and with trumpets and with cymbals and making a noise with psalteries and harps and it came to pass as the ark of the covenant,
WHAT DID THE ARK OF THE COVENANT REPRESENT? And Michal saw King David dancing and playing, WHERE WAS HE AT? And she despised him in her heart."
Beloved the key of David is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord at the fullness of God within our hearts. David was overwhelmed with rejoicing in the presence of God! We seem to be missing rejoicing in our worship beloved. You might ask how I can say something like that, why Brother Mike what do you mean? Let’s look into the word of God and apply truth to our hearts so that we can rejoice in the presence of the Lord.
a. Have we become so consumed with our tradition and ritual that we have lost sight of the cause for our rejoicing? ( Saved from )
b. Maybe since we’ve forgotten what we were saved from we have started looking back fondly at what’s behind like Lot’s wife did