Summary: The Bible gives us 4 things which are never satisfied, and then tells us where true satisfaction comes from. Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint Presentation.
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As we approach Thanksgiving, let’s turn our hearts toward the idea of satisfaction. It is found only in Christ.
Our text lists four areas that are never satisfied:
I. THE GRAVE IS NEVER SATISFIED
A. This Is Speaking Of Death.
The door of death never has a “No vacancy” sign on it. Death never takes a holiday. Death never fails to accommodate one more.
Death is never satisfied. In Gen. 5 we see eight different accounts of death taking place. Vs. 5,8,11,14,17,19,27,31.
This tells us that everyone dies - No one escapes.
The grave machinery is always busy.
Eccl. 3:3, “A time to be born, and a time to die.”
More than 30 million people die annually. That is 3400 every hour. Fifty-seven graves will be dug in the next 60 seconds. That’s one every second. As I speak, one dies, and another, and then another. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. On and on and on.
B. No One Escapes Death.
Heb 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
1. Age is not respected by the grave.
2. There are all sizes of graves in the graveyard.
The grave cries out, “More, more, more.
C. There is A Spiritual Death.
The spiritual grave is suggested in this also, and we will talk more about that in a few moments.
There are over 10,000 Baptist churches that did not have one single baptism this year. That kind of Christianity is dissatisfying. It’s no wonder that Baptists can’t reach the lost – so many are dead. Who wants to join the ranks with the dead? And Baptist churches are leaders among evangelicals. Need I talk about how dead many others are?
II. THE BARREN WOMB IS NEVER SATISFIED
A. There Is Something Within A Woman That Longs For A Child.
B. The Great Commission. Matt. 28:19-20.
Mat 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
1. The innermost desire of a born again Christian is to win others to Christ.
2. A saved person wants to see others saved.
3. How long has it been since you have taken a spiritual stethoscope and gone to an individual and were unable to find a heartbeat, but then after an application of the healing balm of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that heart began an eternal beat?
4. You will never be completely satisfied spiritually until you begin to witness for Christ on a regular basis. Nothing else will satisfy. Entertainment will not satisfy. Job advancement won’t satisfy.
5. The barrenness of your soul will cry out,
“Dissatisfied - dissatisfied.”
6. You can seek until the end of the earth and never find total satisfaction.
7. The barren womb cries out in dissatisfaction.
John Wesley exemplified this with the cry, “Give me England lest I die.”
Paul cried out in Rom 10:1 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”
God cannot entrust new little ones to many churches because He knows that he cannot trust them to keep them warm and help them grow.
Much of the deadness and dissatisfaction among churches could be resolved today by eliminating the barren womb.
III. THE DRY GROUND IS NEVER SATISFIED
I grew up in New Mexico, where it was very hot and dry, and you could see the ground with large cracks in it as a result of the dryness. I took a water hose and let it run for several minutes in one of those cracks and it never did fill it up. I don’t know where the water went.
The earth is a type of humanity.
The water is a type of the Holy Spirit.
Man (a type of earth) Can Never Be Satisfied Until He Is Full
Of Water (a type of the Holy Spirit.)
Isa 44:3 “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:”
David in one of his darkest hours realized the need of the Holy Spirit. Psa 51:11 “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.”
Jesus instructed His disciples that the Holy Spirit would guide them in all things. The absence of the Holy Spirit will bring a defeat and discouragement.
Psa 42:1-2 “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?”