Summary: Nothing compares to the wonderful blessings and promises to every one who lives for him! Devil, you can’t touch this!

You Can’t Touch This!

by Pastor Jim May

1 John 3:1-3, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."

Little kids are amazing and a joy to be around most of the time, but there are times when they can be especially selfish. They want what they want, when they want it; and they want to keep it all for themselves.

The Toddler Property Laws

1. If I like it, it’s mine.

2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.

3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.

4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.

5. If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.

6. If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.

7. If it looks just like mine, it’s mine.

8. If I think it’s mine, it’s mine.

9. If it’s yours and I steal it, it’s mine.

10. If I saw it first, or last, makes no difference, it’s still mine.

Those are some pretty selfish attitudes for sure, but I want to let you know that there are some things that God has given to me that I guard with all my power. I want to hold on God’s promises and rely on His mercy and grace to get me through this life and into the one to come.

M. C. Hammer, one of the Rap idols of the worldly crowd, once wrote a tune, “if you can call it that”, titled, “You Can’t Touch This”. I won’t repeat the lyrics of that song or say much about it other than I wanted to use his title for this message. Mr. Hammer has the attitude that the things of the world, with its sex, booze and wild living is something to be desired and he declares to the world that you, “can’t touch this”.

Well, Mr. Hammer, you can have your wild life living because I’ve found something that is far better. It’s something that I can build my life upon and not have the fear that my foundation will fall. It’s something that won’t leave me cold, dead and alone in some dark ally when all my friends are gone, and most of all it’s something that won’t leave me screaming in the flames of Hell for eternity when this life is over. It’s something that gives me peace, joy and a real life worth living and I can’t die from it because it gives me eternal life.

I want to rap right back at the world that Jesus is my Lord – you can’t touch this!

Jesus is my Savior – you can’t touch this! Jesus is my King – you can’t touch this! Jesus is coming soon – you can’t touch this! If you want to rap, let me tell you that Jesus is Almighty God and my friend – YOU DEFINITELY CAN’T TOUCH THIS!

No one can touch the Love that my Father in Heaven has for me. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

There is no greater verse in all of God’s Word than the power of God’s love that is shown to sinful man than this verse. If there was nothing else but this, it would be all we would need to get to Heaven.

No one can touch the sacrifice that Jesus paid for my soul. No one can touch the power of His precious blood that washes my sin away. And certainly no one can touch the glorious power of His resurrection!

Jesus has purchased my soul, he has given me eternal life, he has washed my sins away, he has given me so many great and wonderful promises, and he has promised me an eternal reward in Heaven! You can’t touch this!

Romans 8:15, "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."

Devil you can’t touch this! Sinner you can’t touch this! Lukewarm and backslidden Christians, you can’t touch this!

I’m a son of God, adopted by my Father in Heaven, and made an heir and joint heir with Jesus Christ! You can’t touch this!

Nothing in this world can compare to what God has done for me!

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