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It Makes A Diffence
It Makes a Difference What ( not who ) We Are

Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living
God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

1----- Ye are come--------already there ( Not Mt Sinai or Law )
2----- City---place of safety ---a place of honour, a place of peace and rest.
3----- Angels----Who love us---Minister to us now
4----- Dead in Christ--- already there in the midst

Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are
written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men
made perfect,
Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood
of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let
us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and
godly fear:

1----- We that are saved
2----- No power of earth or hell that can destroy it,-----permanent
3----- Grace-----Read 1 Peter 1:1-10
4----- Acceptably------Well Pleasing------Agreeable


Listen to these words taken from an editorial in the Moody Monthly
magazine

“ It may be in a moment, or after months of waiting,-- but soon I shall stand before my Lord. Then in an instant all things will appear in new perspective. Suddenly the things I thought important-tomorrow’s tasks, the plans for the dinner at our church, my success or failure in pleasing those around me--these will not matter at all. And the things to which I gave but little thought----the word about Christ to the man next door, the moment (how short it was) of earnest prayer for the Lord’s work in far---off lands, the confessing and forsaking of that secret sin---will stand as real and enduring. Five minutes after I’m in heaven I’ll be overwhelmed by the truths I’ve known ---but somehow never grasped. I’ll realize then that it’s what I am in Christ that comes first with God, and that when I am right with Him,--- I do the things which please Him. I’ll sense that it was not just how much I gave that mattered, but how I gave- and how much I withheld. In heaven I’ll wish with all my heart that I could reclaim a thousandth part of the time I’ve let slip through my fingers, that I could call back those countless conversations which could have glorified my Lord---but didn’t. Five minutes after I’m in heaven, I believe I’ll wish with all my heart-- that I had risen more faithfully to read the Word of God and wait on Him in prayer- that I might have known Him while still on earth as He wanted me to know Him. A thousand thoughts will press upon me, and though overwhelmed by the grace which admits me to my heavenly home, I’ll wonder at my aimless earthly life. I’ll wish.---if one may wish in heaven---but it will be too late. Heaven is real, and hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away. Soon we shall be in the presence of the Lord--- we claim to serve. Why should we live as though salvation were a dream---as though we did not know? But there is still time. A new day, a new week, dawns upon us. God help us to live now in the light of a real tomorrow.”

Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not
who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we
turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

I. Place of Safety
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

A. Home: Jews have earthly blessing, we have Heavenly blessings
1----- We are already there (citizenship established )
2----- Definite place ( city of Living God )
3----- Dead in Christ already in the midst

B. Host: Angels that cannot be numbered
1----- they are above us, and at a mighty distance from us,
2----- very near us; and though we do not see them
3----- Love us and minister to us

II. Place Of Settling (Rest)
(the Heaven Jerusalem)
Ga 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which
is the mother of us all.

A Grace compare O.T. works, and N.T. plan completed
B. Gift compare requirement of O.T. and gift of N.T.

III. Place Of Sacrifice
Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.


A. Christ
1----- Did what Bulls and Goats could not do
2----- Abel’s blood called for vengeance
B. Covenant
1----- By means of His death, His blood washed our sins away
2----- The death of Christ is the foundation, life, and soul of the
new covenant

IV. Place Of Service
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

1----- Only the saved receive it
2----- No power of earth or hell can destroy it
3----- Permanent
4----- Acceptably
a----- Live for God and be Well Pleasing to Him
b----- Be agreeable with His Will

V. Place Of Salvation
1 Peter 1:1-5 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, [2] Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, [5] Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Bro. Jerry Pardue
Looking For Jesus Ministries
Siloam, N. C. 27007

Preached At
Dayspring Baptist Chapel
8/26/01 11:00 AM

Radio Schedulehttp://www.dayspring.church

 
 

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