Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
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Text: Matt 12:46-50 (King James Version)       

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                                       The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

Matthew 12:46   While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Matthew 12:47   Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

Matthew 12:48   But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

Matthew 12:49   And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Matthew 12:50   For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

 

Let's pray. Father,  Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

A perfect heart comes not from sinlessness, but from confession. Some preachers say the sin nature is eradicated at salvation, but none of their wives believe that! God is not changing us so He can love us; He loves us and, therefore, He is changing us. God does not love us because we are valuable; we are valuable because He loves us!

 

Who is my Brother My Mother My Neighbor?

1st and greatest commandment

 

If I told you I have the greatest family on Earth, some of you could argue the fact but never could you prove in my HEART of Hearts what I believe is TRUTH because it is settled.

 

There is a sword coming on the land and everything that can be shaken is about to be shook.

 

Donald Gray Barnhouse once told a story of a young son of a missionary couple in Zaire. One day the little boy was out playing in his front yard, and suddenly his father appeared and very sternly said, "Phillip, obey me immediately. Drop to your stomach." The little boy obeyed. Then the father said, "Now, start crawling toward me." And the little boy began to crawl, not understanding what was going on. And then the father said, "Now, jump up and run to me as fast as you can." With tears in his eyes, the little boy ran toward his father, and his father scooped him, hugged him and kissed him. He then slowly turned around and pointed to the deadly snake that was hanging from a tree.

 

Ezekiel 33:2   Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I

bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

Ezekiel 33:3   If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Ezekiel 33:4   Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

Ezekiel 33:5   He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

Ezekiel 33:6   But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 33:7   So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

Ezekiel 33:8   When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

 

John 9:4   I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 9:5   As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

 

Of all the Gifts God has given us the greatest is Love

 

1 Corinthians 13:13   And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

 

Hebrews 13:1   Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 13:2   Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

 

We are all created Different but we all have the same purpose.

 

Genesis 4:2   And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 4:3   And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

Genesis 4:4   And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 4:5   But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 4:6   And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Genesis 4:7   If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Genesis 4:8   And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Genesis 4:9   And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Genesis 4:10   And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Genesis 4:11   And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

Genesis 4:12   When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Genesis 4:13   And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

 

Luke 10:24   For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Luke 10:25   And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Luke 10:26   He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest  thou?

Luke 10:27   And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Luke 10:28   And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Luke 10:29   But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

Luke 10:30   And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

Luke 10:31   And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32   And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:33   But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Luke 10:34   And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Luke 10:35   And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Luke 10:36   Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

Luke 10:37   And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

 

Matthew 25:31   When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Matthew 25:32   And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

Matthew 25:33   And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Matthew 25:34   Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Matthew 25:35   For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Matthew 25:36   Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Matthew 25:37   Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

Matthew 25:38   When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Matthew 25:39   Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

Matthew 25:40   And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:41   Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Matthew 25:42   For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Matthew 25:43   I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Matthew 25:44   Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Matthew 25:45   Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Matthew 25:46   And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

 

We live in a day in which you better know what you believe, and why you believe it! I do not believe the Bible is the Word of God by mere, blind faith…I don't like the term "blind faith."Because true faith is always rooted in evidence/based upon facts. The Bible is the book that has walked more paths, traveled more highways, knocked on more doors, spoken to more people in their mother tongue, than any other book has ever known, or ever will know. it is supernatural in origin, eternal in duration, inexpressible in value, immeasurable in influence, infinite in scope, divine in authorship, human in penmanship, regenerative in power, infallible in authority, universal in interest, personal in application, and inspired in totality! Even the thief on the cross took God at His Word, and was saved!

 

Hebrews 4:13   Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Hebrews 4:14   Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Hebrews 4:15   For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:16   Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 

The personal heart relationship must first be corrected and in right standings!

Jeremiah 17:9   The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Jeremiah 17:10   I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

 

Revelation 2:23   And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. When you are down to nothing but Gods word the fire is about to fall.

 

Revelation 2:5   Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

 

James 4:8   Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

 

Acts 2:1   And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

Acts 2:2   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:3   And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Acts 2:4   And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Acts 4:31   And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

 

James 2:17   Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

James 2:18   Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.

James 2:19   Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

James 2:20   But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?