Summary: A sermon encouraging people to examine themselves and be sure of where they are putting their faith
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another,
What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Our God is an awesome God!
He is incredible!
He is a deliverer!
He is a way maker!
He is more than the "man upstairs" or all the other generic terms that the secular world uses to describe Him!
The world has a politically correct way of putting it:
"A supreme power, as you perceive it!"
• He is not just energy or force, power or personality,
• He is a functioning, intelligent, vibrant, effective God.
• He has no birthdays, no beginning or ending of days!
One prophet tried to search Him out and looked all the way to the end of time and could not find the origin of God.
In fact, it said, "In the beginning....., at the very origin, at the very optimum of destiny, at the very moment that time ticked it’s first tick, at that very moment, God was already somewhere behind all that! "In the beginning.......God created....!"
Everything burst out of Him!
He was there before everything!
He says, "I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, I am the first and the last, I am He which is and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty!"
David said, "From everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God!"
• He is immutable,
• Sovereign and auspicious!
He is complete within Himself and is lacking nothing!
When He says I am one, He is saying I am whole, I am complete, I am not fractionated, I don’t need anything to make me complete, I alone am God!
"Beside me there is no other!"
He said, "I looked behind me and there was no God, I looked before me and there was no God, I alone am your God, behold O Israel, the Lord thy God is one.....!"
There is but, ".....One Lord, One faith, and One baptism, One God and father who is above all, through all, and in you all!"
Make no mistake about it, He is more than just energy or electricity.
He is a sovereign auspicious God who sits on the circle of the earth!
One of the tenets that He wants us to understand in the book of Genesis when he first begins to mention Himself, known as the Law of first Mention, He does not introduce His spirit as if it were just energy, force, or just a warm feeling, or good will toward men!
The very first thing that He says about His spirit, is that the spirit of God "MOVED!"
Whenever you see that from that point onward, from the very Book of Genesis chapter 1, verse 2, all the way to the summarization of the Book of Revelation, where it says, "Even so, come Lord Jesus....," there are constant repetitions of
• God coming,
• Blowing like wind!
• If he is water, then He is living water!
• If He is wind, then He is rushing wind!
• He is God on the move!
• He is God, functioning, moving, stirring!
Your God is not dead, He is alive!
If you walk with Him, expect to hear a rustling in the tops of the trees!
If you are going to walk with Him, expect Him to be a pillar and a cloud!
There is always a furthering, a moving higher and higher!
If you walk with Him, expect to have some steps!
"The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord!"