100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #19 | with Daniel Whyte III
During our previous time together, we tackled the question of what does it really mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. We saw, first of all, that we are born again by the word of God. Secondly, that we are saved by faith. And third, that our salvation is not dependent on our feeling.
Today, I want to share with you part two of this message titled, “What does it really mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?”
First of all, notice that GOD CANNOT LIE.
According to Hebrews 6:18, it is “impossible for God to lie.” And Paul wrote to Titus concerning the “hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began”.
When you, the very best you know how, receive Jesus as your Saviour, that is as far as you can go; the rest is up to God and whether or not you are going to believe God?
He said if I would call, He would save me. I have sincerely called–and I know He saved me because He said He would.
Those who have sincerely called and still do not know whether or not they are saved simply DO NOT BELIEVE GOD. Yes, they believe there IS a God, they believe Jesus died and rose again, they believe God WILL save them–but they are not willing to believe God DOES save them NOW, thus taking Him at His Word. They are not willing to believe He saved them because He said He would. They want Him to prove His truth by giving them some emotional experience. They are not willing to believe Him on His Word alone. They insult Him by asking for proof that He told the truth But the Bible says in Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the Son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”
Nine out of ten people wait for a “feeling” before they are willing to believe God. They ask God to save them, then tarry for Him to give them a feeling–and then they will believe Him. Do you not see how wrong this would be? You would then believe because of “feelings”–not because of God’s Word. Those who are not willing to believe God’s Word are calling God a liar.
+ Plus, listen to Brandon Heath singing “Your Love” and Deitrich Haddon singing “A Sinner’s Prayer”