Preached on 7/29/07 PM by Dr. Danny Bezet
SOME NEGATIVES OF GODíS WORD : SERMON
I have a message tonight that will be a help to you if you will listen and be receptive to the Holy Spirit. We are living in perplexing days and there needs to be a clear message from the pulpits of Godís Churches.
There is an idea sweeping our land and it is the idea that we need change. We are changing things just because we want change without any thought as to weather it is good or not.
There was once a day that Godís Preachers stood firm and did not waver. They knew that God did not change and His Word did not change, so they did not change.
The modern idea of change has crept into our Churches and the Church has begun to change. One of the things that is changing is, many no longer want the Preacher to Preach on that which is negative.
We are crying out for a more positive pulpit. Donít be so judgmental. Never mind that the Bible tells us to know folks by their fruit.
I can hear a Preacher Preach one or two times and tell if he hates the Devil and sin. We have become so positive that we think the Devil is a pretty good fellow.
This positive crowd is standing by while the Devil and the forces of evil are ruining and killing folks all around them and they are so positive that they are not even upset.
I want to be a positive Preacher. I believe I do try to be as positive as I can.
I believe that God will save any man - that is positive.
I believe that the saved are eternally secure - thatís positive.
I believe that God is the answer to all our problems - thatís positive.
But the fact is, there are some negatives in the Bible and they are there for a reason. We need to take the whole counsel of the Word of God and study to show ourselves approved workmen unto God that do not need to be ashamed.
This pressure for a change to a totally positive pulpit comes from man. But I would rather follow the Word of God. The Words that we will study tonight are the inspired Words of God and not some man.
Holy men of God spoke as God told them to speak and wrote as God told them to write and this Bible is worthy to be believed, obeyed, and followed.
Let me just give you a list of my points and then we will go over them one by one.
1 - Be not.
2 - Touch not.
3 - Love not.
4 - Set not.
5 - Walk not.
6 - Give not.
7 - Enter not.
All of these are negative. All are the Word of God, and all need to be considered as we strive to be all that God wants us to be
1 - BE NOT
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
I cannot understand to save my life how with all that is going on in the name of religion that some of these mamby, pamby, wimpy Preachers donít say something negative once in a while.
How can we not take a stand against some of what is going on? Not to take a stand against it is to say it is OK.
My Bible says that righteousness can have no fellowship with the unrighteous. Any man that denies this Book, the Blood, or the Holiness of God, is not on the same team Iím on and I donít mind saying so.
Those that support Preachers and Churches that deny the Bible and forsake all that it teaches and stands for are partaking of the evil deeds of the unrighteous.
ďPreacher thatís pretty narrow.Ē Itís worse than you think. I believe that it goes further than that.
This same verse of Scripture should be applied to your marriage, dating, business, society, Church and all that we do.
ďNow Preacher times have changed. We are supposed to let up a little and be more accommodating to those that might visit.Ē
Iíve heard that and the Devil talks to me about that quite often.
He tells me that I am crazy and a fool for standing the way I do.
He tells me I ought to Preach like some of the others around here and see if we could get a bigger crowd.
Then I wouldnít have to worry about the money, the numbers, or anything else.
Then I stop and think about the old rock rib Preachers that carved out this land and stood when all hell was against them and handed us a Bible filled with power and a Church filled with hope.
If I am a fool, then thank God I am and I intend to continue to stand with the old warhorses that brought us to where we are. Iím not looking for those that want to tone it down; Iím looking for those that want to start a fight.
The righteous must fight and stand against the unrighteous. That which is not righteous is unrighteous, that which is not Godly is ungodly, that which is not pure is impure, that which is not fundamental is modernistic, and I want to be on the side that is wholly sold out to and for God.
I will not sell my God given conviction to fill these pews with a bunch of backslidden Church hoppers. I hope you know that you have a Preacher that is not for sale.
I will not hob nob with a bunch of sweet talking Bible denying Preachers that will not stand for the Bible and the things of God. I am not interested in their alliances or fellowships.
If you have a friend that is part of that crowd, donít come tell me what a good guy he is. I will not dip my colors to be part of that bunch.
Some have said, ďWe ought to mix with them and get them in our circles in order to change them.Ē That old tired argument has the stench of death on it.
Are you so simple that you think that is why they are willing to mix with us? Do you think they are looking for someone to come along
and make them into Bible believing Fundamentalist? No, they will mix so they can change us, and they are doing a good job.
Mixing with compromisers been tried down through the ages and it has ruined everybody that tried it. Godís plan is not to mix, but to separate.
Iíll sit at a beer drinkers table and do all I can to win him to Christ, but I am not interested in wasting my time arguing with those that claim to be Preachers and donít know what Bible to use or what truth to Preach.
God said to separate from them and I intend to do it. They stand in the pulpit and correct the Word of God and make fun of old fashioned Fundamental preachers.
They can do as they please, but I will not be yoked up with them.
2 - TOUCH NOT
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Some Church members are trying to reach the lost by participating in their wickedness. ďPreacher, they said if I went with them, they would come to Church with me.Ē
It wonít do any good if they do. When you touched that unclean activity with them, they lost all respect and confidence in you or what you say.
If your Church cannot keep you clean, why should they come?
Sinners will not be saved by Christians compromising with the world and the unclean works of the Devil.
Thatís why Iím not interested in witnessing in the bar rooms, on the beach, or at a card game. Those are unclean and I am not supposed to be there.
We are showing the dirty that we can get dirty and wonder why they are not impressed. Letís touch not the unclean and show them what they need to be.
I know you will be called a legalist and some other names, but what you will be is a Bible believer.
3 - LOVE NOT
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Is that clear or do we need some college professor to come explain it to us? The systems and activities of this world have courted our Church members until we have lost all our love for God.
This verse is perfectly clear, yet most Church members donít believe it. They sit at home on Wednesday night and love the TV or their friends, or their Little League.
When these Church doors are open and you are somewhere else, you love that more than you do God and you know it and so does He.
Those that stay at home during the Revival services love something else more that they do God. Say what you want to say, but God says that if you love the world, the love of God is not in you.
It may be negative but it is the Word of God and we need to heed it.
When the world and the things of the world occupies the time in your life that God should have, then you are missing the love of God. Your life is screaming out to everyone who you really love.
4 - SET NOT
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Letís ask those that really know you and see what they say that you really love. We are so in love with things that we donít have time for God and the things that are above.
Preacher I canít be too concerned about the Church and all that is going on around here, I have to have all the things that all my friends have. I have to go where they go. I have to love the things they love.
Vacation Bible School is OK for those that love that kind of stuff, but I will stay home and watch and care for my things.
Where is your affection?
5 - WALK NOT
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Some members of this Church and many others are listening to those that say things contrary to this Book and you believe them over your Preacher.
Some are walking in the counsel of country music, soap operas, lost friends, and a host of other things. They are telling you how to worship, dress, tithe, and please God.
You have excuses for what you do because you have ungodly counsel. You will even argue with the Preacher and the Bible because you have ungodly counsel.
ďPreacher I wear these ungodly clothes because my husband or wife says they like them.Ē That is ungodly counsel.
ďI go to the movies, but I only go to the good ones.Ē The fact that you think any of them are good shows that you have received some ungodly counsel.
ďI donít listen to rock & roll, I just listen to the good kind of country music.Ē You have received some ungodly counsel.
Do you want to be blessed or do you want ungodly counsel?
Do you want to run with the sinners and sit with the scornful or do you want to listen to God?
6 - GIVE NOT
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
I am not going to spend all my time trying to argue with those that hate the Bible and what it stands for. God help us to realize that we have the truth and we are not to waste it on those that hate it and us.
Most of the arguers donít attend Church. If we argued enough to get them over in this Church, they would do us about as much good as they do for the Church they belong to now.
Letís look for those that are hungry for the truth and know that this Bible and the God it represents is all they need.
7 - ENTER NOT
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
The child of God is not to go places, do things, or place themselves in situation that temptation will come.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
When you place yourself in a tempting situation, you are making provision for the flesh, and the lust will be fulfilled.
That means you may have to change habits, change friends, locations, or maybe jobs, to stay away from that which will tempt you.
Itís negative, but it is the Word of God.
We are not victorious because we dwell on the positive and reject or shun the negative. The negatives are necessary if we are to have some victory over this world.
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