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Summary: Is it possible to lose self and become a cast away? We need to watch our hands, feet and our eyes and stay accountable. Eternity is before us.

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GEHANNA, THE BOOERANG OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK.

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE TRASH, GARBAGE OR THE GARBAGE TRUCK FOR OTHERS.

*GEHANNA

Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Luke 9:25 (NLT) And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?

THERE WAS A PLACE IN THE VALLEY OF HINNOM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JERUSALEM WHERE PEOPLE WOULD DO HUMAN SACRIFICE.

In the New Testament it became the place where cities, towns and individuals would burn their garbage.

This place became known as HELL, or in Greek it was known as GEHENNA.

THIS IS A TYPE OF THE PLACE OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT FOR THOSE THAT REJECT THE PLAN OF GOD AND REFUSE TO ACCEPT JESUS AS SAVIOR.

Hell is a place where those that have accepted ETERNAL and SPIRITUAL trash and garbage as acceptable and the norm.

I saw this week where some churches are flying the “rainbow” flag to tell the community they accept the alternative life style.

Beware of the choices we make with our HAND or FEET or EYE…

Jesus said: Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

The hand speaks of: WHAT WE DO…

The feet speak of: WHERE YOU GO…

The eyes speak of: WHAT YOU DESIRE, LUST AFTER…

HELL IS THE GARBAGE CAN OF THE RESULTS OF OUR ACTIONS, WORDS, DEEDS AND THOUGHT PROCESSES.

IS IT POSSIBLE WE COULD BE MISSING OUT ON OUR OPPORTUNITY BY EXERTING LITTLE TO NO EFFORT?

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Disqualified?

There was a county that had a huge problem with so much garbage they could not handle all of it. The landfill looked at and bought the biggest bulldozer in the world D575A. It is 16 feet long, 25 feet wide, 41 feet high.

It weighs around 225,000 pounds. This huge bulldozer is made to move soil/ dirt. The dozer was purchased to dig a huge hole to bury garbage as it was collected from the people.

PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO BE TRASH, GARBAGE OR THE GARBAGE TRUCK FOR OTHERS.

The cross was a place where God dug a hole big enough to collect the sins of humanity from the past, present and future. This sin carried with it the wrath of God, and Jesus Christ said: I will take the sins of the world on myself and heal the brokenness of fallen humanity.

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

THE BOOMERANG OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK IS EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL… WE TRY TO FIX THE OUTSIDE AND REFUSE TO SEE THE INTERNAL ISSUES THAT ARE CAUSING THE EXTERNAL PROBLEMS.

REMEMBER DON QUIXOTE COMES OVER A HILL AND SEES 30 TO 40 GIANTS. HE FIGHTS THE GIANTS THAT ARE REAL TO HIM. BUT HE IS REALLY FIGHTING IMAGINERARY GIANTS AS HE FIGHTS WINDMILLS BECAUSE HE

THE BOOMERANG OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK IS EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL… MANY ARE FIGHTING WINDMILLS…

2 Corinthians 7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

THE BOOMERANG OF GARBAGE TRUCK? DRIVE AROUND AND PICK UP GARBAGE. GOOD? LITTLE DREAMS AND NO VISION CAN BE VERY COSTLY IN THE LONG RUN!

GIVE LITTLE EXPECT LITTLE… THE BETTER YOU DO, THE BETTER YOU WILL FEEL…

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

2 Corinthians 9:6 (MSG) Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop.

2 Corinthians 9:6 (NLT) Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.

The more you invest in your family? The more you do at church? THE MORE YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!!!

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