Summary: Jesus did not begin at the birth of the babe in a manger. Jesus has and will always exist with the Father, and the Holy Spirit. Before He came as the babe He lived in the Ivory Palaces of Heaven, where He now lives. Look at the miracle of the Saviour comi
A Sermon For You
A Ministry of Huckaby’s Evangelism
Today’s Sermon Title
Out of The Ivory Palaces
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby D.D
On this Christmas day 2002 less than 4% of the population of the world claims to be Christian, This fact is startling due to the number of years that Christianity has been around. And then sadder still is the fact that their are fewer believers in the world today than at any time other than at the beginning of the Church just after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Instead of gaining converts to the Christian faith, we have lost in numbers compared to the increase of the worlds population. While the fales religions have grown, the true Church of Jesus Christ has stood still in growth. Surely the coming of our Lord draweth nigh!
Heavenly Father, today we must be touched by Thy hand if we are to be of any use to You. We can not do the job of winning souls to You without the power of Your Holy Spirit. We must hear from Heaven today and tomorrow and the days ahead if we are to reach the world with the Blessed gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Surely we know that Your Son did not die in vain. He told us He came to seek and to save that which is lost, and we now should be about Your business of telling others the Good News of the sacrifice that was made on Calvary for the sin of the world. Breathe on us today, and help us to be a faithful witness for You. In Jesus Christ I ask this. Amen!
Read along with me please from the Old Testament book of Psalms. While reading the Psalms one day long ago, I came across a verse that struck my heart and mind like a hammer. A blow that has left the impression which has never left my heart and mind. It is a verse which to me states the awsome reality of the sacrifice that Jesus made when He came to be born upon this earth on that first Christmas day. The event started long before the foundation of the earth. Long before man was ever formed out of the dust of the ground. Long before the first sin was ever committed. The Bible says, that Jesus was the Lamb of God which was slain before the foundation of the world, and to fulfill that decision by God, Jesus finally came to this earth to be physically slain for the sin of the people of this world. All of them, not one single soul will ever look out of hell and say that Jesus did not die for me. He died for all, and whosoever may come and drink of the water of life freely, but you must come. I pray that this will be the time that you will decide to take God’s gift and receive eternal life from Him.
The book of Psalms chapter 45, beginning at verse 1 through verse 8.
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
Please note the phrase "Out Of The Ivory Palaces." This is where I take the title of my message from today. Please pay close attention to what is about to be said, for your eternal destiny hangs on what you do with the One who came from those palaces to give you everlasting life. That person is Jesus Christ, the Messiah! The Lamb of God!
There are countless numbers of people in our day that know little about Jesus Christ. Many have never heard of Him even in this day of communication. Satelites, Television, radio, the printed pages, Churches, and the word of mouth witness by thr believers have not reached the masses. The Lord Jesus Christ died for everyone, but not all know Him as their Saviour. As a matter of fact according to the statistic I gave you earlier only a few know Him as Saviour and Lord. Only 4% of the people today profess Him as such. The world’s population is now around 6.5 billion souls, and 4% os that number is small compared to the professing peoples of false religions.