Sermon Draft – April 4, 2014 – That I May Know Him

Sing Hallelujah – Paul Wilbur

“that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Philippians 3:10)

Sermon Draft – April 4, 2014 – “That I May Know Him”

God: Worship, Praise and Sovereignty

Psalm 134:2 “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord!” KJ21
Psalm 135:3-4 “3 praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praises unto His name, for it is pleasant. 4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob for Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure. KJ21
Psalm 135:6 “6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all deep places.” KJ21

Break Up Your Fallow Ground

Hosea 10:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Amos 7:14-15 King James Version (KJV)

14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:
15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

1 Corinthians 3:6-7 King James Version (KJV)

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

James 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

Be Patient and Persevering

7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.

“Facing The Giants” – “Preparing For Spiritual Rain”

Revelation 3:7-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Faithful Church

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: 8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Notes: Reformation Study Bible; R.C. Sproul

10:12 steadfast love. See note Ex. 15:13. Sowing that which is right and good brings a harvest of blessing from the Lord.
break up your fallow ground. When virgin and fallow ground is plowed, it produces a particularly abundant harvest.
rain righteousness. God must give the harvest (1 Cor. 3:6, 7)

Those who plant and water.

Prophets: Isa 1:1; Jer 1:1-2; Eze 1:2; 3:10-11; Dan 10:1; Hos 1:1-2a; Joel 1:1; Amos 1:1; 2:1; 3:1; Oba 1:1; Jon 1:1; Mic 1:1; Nah 1:1; Hab 1:1; Zeph 1:1; Hag 1:1-1; Zec 1:1; Mal 1:1; Matt 3:1; John 1:6-8; John 1:29.
Preachers: Rom 10:14 (60 A.D.) (Preacher =”Herald,” (Greek Lexicon)
Combo Preachers: Acts 2:16-36. (33 A.D.) = Apostle Peter, Apostle, Elder, Preacher
Spiritual Gifts To Believers: 1 Cor 12:4-11) 59 A.D.
Spiritual Gifts To Believers: Rom 12:3-8 (60 A.D.)
Spiritual Gifting Of Leadership: Eph 4:11-12. (64 A.D.)

Paul Wilbur – For Your Name Is Holy

The Special Bride And Born Again Body

John 5:22-23 – Equality Of Jesus with “The Father”

John 5:24 – The Immediacy Of Eternal Life – Compare And Contrast “believeth on Him” The Resurrection vs Rapture

John 5:24 New King James Version (NKJV) “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

John 5:25-30 The Post-Tribulation Resurrection Of Jews vs Pre-Tribulation Rapture Of Christians

John 5:25-30: (Post-Tribulation Resurrection) Jesus is speaking to Jews about the time at the end of the Tribulation (Matthew 24:21), and its aftermath. The Jews and Gentiles, who miss the rapture, and find themselves in the Tribulation, but who come to saving faith in Jesus, will be resurrected at the end of the Tribulation (Rev 20:4, 6). Jews and Gentiles who miss the rapture, and who do not come to saving faith in Jesus during the Tribulation, will be resurrected at the end of the 1,000 year millennium and will face the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:5, , 11-15).

Daniel 12:1-2 (Post-Tribulation Resurrection) Daniel’s prophecy discusses the time of “Jacob’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7),which is also the time of tribulation, and its aftermath. The resurrections of Rev 20:4, 6 and 20:5, 11-15) also relate to this prophecy. His prophecy also relates to Jews who will have died before the time of the Church Age.

The resurrection, which takes place at the beginning of the millennium, is of the righteous dead, and is the first bodily resurrection.

The resurrection that occurs at the end of the millennium is that of the unrighteous dead, and is the second bodily resurrection, when the unrighteous dead are resurrected and judged.

1 Corinthians 15:50-54 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (Pre-Tribulation Rapture): Paul Is talking to Christians about the Tribulation that they will miss.

John 5:37-38 – Those who have not been born again vs those who have been born again.

John 5:39-40 – Unsuccessful way to attain eternal life.

John 4:24 – “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Paul Wilbur – Let The Weight Of Your Glory Fall

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