Summary: Hleping Christians to walk with God on a daily basis.
LIFE AT THE HIGHEST PLANE!
WALKING WITH GOD!
Am 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (KJV)
2Ki 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant. (KJV) The king mentioned here is Josiah and he was reading the word of God to the people. Wouldn’t that be a blessing today if, instead, of CNN news coming on at 5:30, President Bush would come on and begin reading to the nation from the King James Bible? Wouldn’t that cause a stir. Our country would be a lot more benefited from the 30 minutes of reading the Bible instead of the nonsense that the News media channels put out.
INTRODUCTION: I am still talking to you about “Life At The Highest Plane” I have given this formula in every message I have preached about our theme for 2006.
1. Must Read The Bible Daily.
2. Must Pray Daily and on occasions include fasting.
3. Share with someone often what The Spirit has shown you in your Bible reading and what He has done for you, or verbally witnessing of God’s goodness.
4. Commit to live holy and godly.
The other evening as I was working on this message I was listening to a some music on a CD and I heard this song:
I walked today where Jesus walked
In the days of long ago.
I wandered down each path He knew,
With reverent step and slow.
Those little lanes, they have not changed,
A sweet peace fills the air.
I walked today where Jesus walked,
And felt Him close to me.
There are several other verses to that song, but it really blessed me as I thought about walking with the Lord.
Before I even start giving you the points to the outline let me give you a couple of givens. If you haven’t taken care of these matters then forget about walking with God.
You must be saved. A lost person can’t walk with God.
You must want to walk with Him. You won’t walk with God unless you have that desire. A lot of Christians, in fact, most Christians do not walk with God. They don’t want to.
If you decide to walk with God in 2006 – in the manner in which I will be preaching about – there are some very definite terms or expectations in which each one must follow to keep your walk with God according what God will expect. I want to give you some of the expectations today.
I. MUST WALK ON GOD’S SIDE OF THE ROAD
The walk will be according to how God directs you. Our society is so self oriented that hardly anyone will submit to authority.
Turn to: Ge 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: (KJV)
Notice that Enoch walked with God – it doesn’t say that God walked with him. It was Enoch’s responsibility to walk with God. That would tell you and I that it is expected of us to also walk with God. We will have to walk on the same side of the road He is walking on.
Our text Scripture says, “….except they be agreed.” The burden of agreement is on man’s shoulders. You can’t say, “If God will do such and such, then I will walk with Him.” That would be requiring God to agree with you. He will only agree with you when you are in agreement with Him.
A. We Must Walk With Him Daily.
Over 80% of Enoch’s years was spent in walking with God. In today’s life span, that would be 62 years of walking with God. What would happen if each of us spent 80% of each day, or just over 19 hours each day walking with and in the presence of God? Many today will determine in their own mind that it is impossible to walk with God as did Enoch. That’s not true. It will be possible if one would choose to do so.
The only thing we know about Enoch is that he walked with God - Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (KJV) The fact that he walked with God was action enough to record that his testimony pleased God. We don’t have any record of him doing anything other than just a daily walk with the Lord, and his faithfulness to walk with God gave him a place in the Hall of Fame Chapter in Hebrews 11.