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TV Broadcast #993

What Will You Do With Jesus?
Conclusion

October 16, 2011

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Transcript of message from TV Broadcast 993 -- taken from Closed Captioning Text

— Brother Jim Easterly: You know what our problem is, beloved, until we come to that place where we really see what Phil…God made it so clear. Jesus Christ is the absolute pivot point for everybody for all eternity. Your relationship to Him, where you stand in relation to Jesus Christ is the only thing that matters.

And what we don’t understand is until our knees hit that ground before Him, He is our adversary. And if your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, you can’t get Him out of your mind--you can’t get Him out of your mind. You can’t get Him out of your mind with sex. You can’t get Him out of your mind with Donald Trump’s money. You can’t get Him out of your mind with a religious position in this church or any other. You can’t get Him out of your mind until you bow your knee. Agree with your adversary quickly.

Some of us…we manifest this in different ways. Like I say, I know of some have not been able to sleep and it’s because you can’t get Jesus out of your mind. He’s dealing with you. Some--some get agitated with their wife, or their husband, or their children, or their parents, and it’s because you can’t get Him out of your mind. Agree with your adversary quickly while you’re in the way with Him. Don’t make Him deliver…it’s His love…don’t make Him deliver you to the judge and the judge deliver you to the officer. Some of us have been there, beloved and it’s better to agree with your adversary quickly.

( congregational amens ).

 I don’t believe it was any coincidence or anything else that put this on Phil’s heart tonight. I don’t know if there’s one ‘somebody’ or fifty ‘some-bodies,’ but there’s somebody God’s dealing with. There’s somebody that can’t get Him out of their mind. Beloved, give yourself rest and peace. Come down and just drink it in from Jesus…Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life. We can have all kind of knowledge and never come to the Truth. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. You don’t need to learn anything else about Him, you just need to come to Him. He’ll show you everything you need.

I just…I don’t have a lot, I just believe that that was God. I believe it’s His mercy. I believe He wants to help some people tonight. I believe there’s somebody He wants to give a rest and a peace that goes beyond all understanding.

( congregational amens ).

I tell you what after that, I don’t care what the question is, the answer was right there in that video. When they start talking about the economy, or they start talking about their wife, or they start talking about their husband, the answer was right there. Do you know Him? That’s all that’s gonna matter--that’s all that’s gonna matter. Thank God we can’t get Him out of our mind.

( congregational amens ).

 Thank God we can’t get Him out of our mind. Amen.

— Brother Carl Johnson: What I believe the Lord has been sharing with us tonight is the greatest need there is…our need of Him. And, I don’t think there’s anybody here that feels…well and we can’t adequately express it apart from the anointing. The Lord has to do these heart operations. He’s the one that has to do the drawing. The Lord said, no man can come to the Father but by me and no man can come to me except the Father draw him. Salvation’s of God. Jonah said that. He came to realize that salvation is of the Lord.

I was thinking about what Phil was saying, and it’s our nature--it’s our very nature to compare ourself with others. And by setting others here and ourselves here we feel justified in where we stand, even though we have not bowed the knee. And you know, we can be deceived into thinking that we’ve bowed the knee in our ‘doings’ and in our sacrifices, and our humility. I remember Brother Thomas speaking of people that are so humble and so very proud of it. Been there, done that and nothing stinks any worse.

( congregational amens ).

The only righteousness there is, is Christ’s righteousness.

( congregational amens ).

The only humility is, is Christ’s humility. We need Him.

( congregational amens ).

I want to read this. I’m almost reluctant to read it, but I feel like the Lord would have me to read it. This is in Romans, 2nd chapter. I was thinking about this with respect to how we do just that--how man’s nature is to compare himself with others, put others down here so that he feels okay up here. He don’t know he’s on the same desperate level of need. Paul writes, “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” (NIV). You sin just like they sin.

( congregational amens ).

“Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?” We, who justify ourselves by condemning others, are we gonna escape God’s judgment? Never. “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you towards repentance?” It’s His mercy--it’s His mercy to show us what we are…

( congregational amens ).

…And how desperately we need Jesus Christ. “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good…” Now what is that ‘doing good’? That’s bowing your knee to Jesus Christ.

( congregational amens ).

That’s fleeing to the Light when it comes and not running from it. That’s rending our heart before Him when He comes to deal with the sin that’s there. “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking.…” God knows that’s number one, that’s self on the throne, that’s where we’re all at apart from Jesus Christ. “But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil….” Folks, to reject the voice of the Lord we’re hearing tonight is to do the most evil that can be done.

( congregational amens ).

To neglect…I mean you don’t have to be vicious about it, you just neglect so great a salvation and your soul is damned. We are talking about the difference tonight between eternal life and death.

( congregational amens ).

It’s the greatest issue there is, and Christ is the center. “But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.”

He’s not showing favoritism here tonight. This invitation that He has extended for righteousness in Christ…for the only righteousness there is, and the only righteousness that will separate us from the wrath of God is in Christ Jesus, and He is extending himself tonight. I can’t help but to remember the Word that says, Today is the day of salvation. “Today if ye will hear his voice.” (KJV). If you can hear his voice tonight and there’s no peace in your heart, today is the day of salvation. Now is the time to bow the knee and say, yes Lord…

( congregational amens ).

…I give you my heart, mind, and soul because you’re worthy of it, and your love will never fail. I cast myself on you.

( congregational amens ).

It’s the invitation of all invitations and I thank God He’s extending it to us tonight. Praise God.

( congregational amens ).

 

— Brother Steve Sharpe: Praise the Lord! I was sitting back there in the pew tonight during the worship service…it was wonderful singing, and I was reminiscing. I was…I felt like I felt 29 years ago. The Lord had dealt with me as a young man, when I was about twelve years old, began a work in my heart. But 29 years ago sitting right back there about where Lynn was at, He revealed his love to me like I’d never seen it before. And I felt so at home, I just sensed God just pouring out his love, His immeasurable mercy to us.

You know when He confronted Paul on the road to Damascus, He didn’t spend a whole lot of time other than to tell him, why do you persecute me? He didn’t spend a lot of time in asking for penance, He just asked for obedience. And after Paul obeyed Him, he sent him to a man of God. And the man of God told him what he needed to do. And when he obeyed, God opened his eyes. He took the scales away, and he began to see what really God has purposed for him in his life. And that’s what God is trying to do here tonight.

( congregational amens ).

He wants to take the scales off of your eyes. Some of you will say, well, I’ve got something I need to fix in my life. You can’t fix what He has already fixed.

( congregational amens ).

He’s paid the price for you and I. It made me think of this scripture in Revelation chapter 3. Some of it was referred to earlier. Thank God when He convicts us of our sin, He doesn’t leave us there. Immediately when He shows us our sin, He shows us a remedy for our sin. And this is what he says in verse 19, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” There’s an opportunity for us to change our way tonight, and let me tell you, it’s the greatest deal in the universe!

( congregational amens ).

What we have to give is nothing. What He has to give us in return is everything!

( congregational amens ).

He’s revealing God’s love to us tonight. His Son Jesus Christ has paid our sin debt. Brothers and sisters, past, present, and future. I’ve got news for you…even when you come to God, you’re gonna fail. We’re sinners because we’re sinners, not because we sin. We were born that way, but He’s made a way for us. Now listen this is what’s happening here tonight. He says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock.” He’s knocking at hearts. You know all you have to do is open the door.

( congregational amens ).

And he says, “If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” God will come and begin to reveal himself to you in ways that you cannot imagine!

( congregational amens ).

“To him that overcometh….” Now think about this. My Bible has got a definition of overcome…it says wins the victory. You know it’s exactly the opposite of the way the world has it. To win the victory we have to surrender.

( congregational amens ).

Jesus did it. He said himself, he says, “Even as I also overcame….” He surrendered his will to the Father, and He overcame for you and I. You can overcome if you’ll surrender tonight. And here’s what you get in return. “Even as I also overcame, and am set down…” He says…well let me go back here. “I stand at the door and knock…To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne.” Think about that. We can sit with Jesus in the throne. “Even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches.” He’s speaking individually, not just to the church as a whole. He’s speaking individually to hearts here tonight.

( congregational amens ).

Today is the day of salvation. There might not be another time. I heard a recent tape…Brother Thomas was preaching on the unpardonable sin. You know what the real unpardonable sin is? It’s rejecting the Holy Ghost. It’s rejecting God’s overture of His love to you. There’ll come a time that God will say no more. Don’t go out of here if He’s speaking to you. You know if He’s speaking to you. You know what’s going on in your heart. Don’t reject the Holy Ghost here tonight. Open the door and He’ll come in and sup with you. Praise His name!

( congregational amens ).

— Brother Jimmy Robbins: I believe that we’ve heard from the Lord here tonight. I believe that there’s convicting power here tonight. I believe that the Holy Spirit is here tonight tugging on hearts. I’ll just give you a brief testimony of my own life in terms of surrendering to Jesus. I had a courtship for a period of time going to church, but after that courtship there’s only one thing left and that’s marriage. To be married is to surrender your life. It really is. I think there may be several of you that’s experienced this, but I know of myself and also Sister Sue’s. Sue, where are you, are you here? Raise your hand, Sue. I can’t see her.

-- Congregation: She’s downstairs.

-- Brother Jimmy Robbins: Downstairs. Well here’s what Sue and I have shared together and others…we’re not the only ones, my Lord. When I was at the old Tabernacle and when God spoke to my heart, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, He absolutely through the Holy Spirit gave me an absolutely clear decision. It was--it’s now or never, it’s tonight or never. That’s what Jesus said to me. I can’t say that. I can’t impose that on you, but I was convinced with all my heart that that would be the last opportunity that I would ever have in my life. And I stood up in the middle of the church. It was not an altar call, it was not a…music playing, none of it. I stood up and bore my soul to God and everybody. My sister, very young girl, she had no clue what was going on in my life, but I poured my soul out and I have never regretted it in all of my life.

( congregational amens ).

I’m not worthy to be here, but thank God I belong.

( congregational amens ).

After Peter preached that powerful message, “…They were pricked in their heart…Men and brethren, what shall we do…repent and be baptized.” And it goes on to say a lot of other things. You know singing songs, asking you to come down here, that’s no magic in any of that. But I will say to you tonight that Jesus has spoken, the Holy Spirit is working and moving right now. He’s working right this moment. If you have any fear of God at all…you know, Jesus…He did what he did publicly. He was on that cross bleeding, pouring out his life, nails in his hands and nails in his feet, hanging there almost totally naked. That’s what He did for you…unashamed! He could have called legions of angels. He didn’t have to do that. He did that for you publicly.

( congregational amens ).

Would it not be right and proper for you to bow your unworthy head and knee tonight and cry out to God for eternal life? I don’t believe He’d turn you away.

( congregational response ).

Now you can stand up, you can sit down, you can pray, you can do whatever you want to do, but we’re going to start praying right now. We’re gonna pray. We’re not asking you to do anything, but whatever God leads you to do, that’s what you should do. Let’s all pray, beloved. Lord Jesus, we cry out to you, Lord. We know that we’ve heard the Gospel here tonight. Lord, you’ve worked in our hearts, Lord. I pray that you would work in some hearts here tonight, Lord. Bring them to the new birth, Lord, whatever it takes, oh God. Work in lives. Grant it my Savior, my Lord, and my God. Work in these boys and girls, men and women, old and young, Lord. Just have Your precious way. Have Your way, oh Lord. Oh God, move, move upon lives here tonight.