Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Oct 26, 2011                                "Ancient of Days!"
Wed PM Worship             No Beginning, No Ending, Before time was I, AM

Text: Daniel 7:9-22   (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;"

 

A lot of people only grow in knowledge. They know about God. They know the books of the Bible. They've memorized verses. They know who Nebuchadnezzar is. They know that an epistle is not the wife of an apostle. Noah's wife was not Joan of Ark! They know facts, but they never grow in grace. You've got to have balance in your life to be pleasing to God. Only when you grow in both grace and in knowledge of Jesus Christ are you truly cultivating an intimate relationship, and enjoying God. 2 Peter 3:18 says "Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Daniel 7:9   I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

Daniel 7:10   A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

 

Daniel 7:13   I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

Daniel 7:14   And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

 

Daniel 7:21   I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

Daniel 7:22   Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

 

I want to ask you a Question tonight. What is your vision?

Proverbs 29:18   Where there is no vision, the people perish:

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

 

Is your vision worth fighting for?

The Apostle Paul must have thought so when he admonished young Timothy in:

1 Timothy 6:12   Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:13   I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

1 Timothy 6:14   That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Timothy 6:15   Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

 

Our Fight is not in a carnal Realm but rather Spiritual therefore it must be fought and won in the spiritual in order for the reality to be visible in the natural! Say that again for those that didn't catch this.

We are fighting for the souls of men and our very lives are on the line.

 

2 Corinthians 10:3   For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

2 Corinthians 10:4   (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2 Corinthians 10:5   Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Corinthians 10:6   And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

 

We have the very WORD of GOD and he has given as TRUE Believers in Christ Jesus the same opportunity to use it! It is HIS WORD Not ours.

 

2 Peter 1:19   We have also a more sure word of prophecy;

 

Isaiah 55:10   For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

Isaiah 55:11   So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Jesus Used it, and it was recorded for our edification and equipping.

Matthew 3:17   And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

 

Matthew 4:1   Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

Matthew 4:2   And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

Matthew 4:3   And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

Matthew 4:4   But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:5   Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

Matthew 4:6   And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Matthew 4:7   Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Matthew 4:8   Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Matthew 4:9   And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Matthew 4:10   Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Matthew 4:11   Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

 

We cannot just hear about it and not do it. We must be ever active with it and GOD WILL Glorify his great NAME!

Mark 16:15   And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mark 16:16   He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Mark 16:18   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

James 1:22   But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

James 1:23   For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

James 1:24   For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

James 1:25   But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.