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August 19, 2022 6:00 am
Pastor, author and Bible teacher Alan Wright answer of the gospel has to be simply put, I have been forgiven. There is no remaining there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus Alan Wright welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life in a whole new light excited for you to hear the teaching today. In our series called Moses is present in an old church in North Carolina you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. Yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries so as you listen to today's message.
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We said sweetie what are you talking about, she said no I can't talk very well so your horse now sonar families, your horse, you have a cow and had a cow most of the week so bear with me today, but I don't have a cow. I have some good news. You ready for some good news. God is committed not only to your healing but to your hope is committed not only to your hope, but also to your healing. These two things are inextricably linked. This is in fact one of seven components of a spiritual DNA or core value system we've identified in our church is that we believe in healing and hope that it if there's a church. It only emphasizes healing to be wonderful in this sensor be much mercy and grace for those that are hurting, there would be comfort and nurture and and and much solace for the sorrowful magic wonderful but that's not all there is the Christian life because also you have a destiny God has a place for you to go his territory for you to take his instilled gifts in you for you to use so you have a hope future front of but if there's a church suggest emphasized all the are called to do that he can start sounding like when you got all this to do and yet no attention given to healing the scars of our lives that have caused us emotional pain and is not only that there's no solace. Therefore, for the wounded heart, but there's always a nagging voice of condemnation. If if you remain unhealed and what I want to show you today. As we turn back to this beautiful image of the of the Red Sea parting of the people of God is just help beautiful and rich symbol. This is how God uses ones see to save some and swallow some he uses it for the moving forward of the people of God to the place of promise, but he also uses it to swallow the voices of condemnation of the former slave masters.
There would've always been breathing down their backs. This is in Exodus is chapter 14 and I still want to pick up reading just prior to chapter 14 to show you something interesting that's important to the story that after the people of God have been set free and they have come out to the Passover and the only way the promised land, God directs them directs them an unusual path. Verse 17 of Exodus 13 says, when Pharaoh let the people go. God did not believe them. By the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near for God to bless the people change their minds when they see war and returned to Egypt, but God led the people around. By the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea going to pick up reading in chapter 14 verse one the Lord said to Moses tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamped in front of pot high-risk between McDonnell and the sea in front of the olives and fall usually Facing it by the sea for Pharaoh will say of the people of Israel there wandering in the land the wilderness to shut them in and I will harden Pharaoh's heart. He will pursue them and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host Egyptians shall know that I'm the Lord.
They did so only positive site God providentially led them to this place where they would face.
What seemed to be an insurmountable predicament.
This Red Sea seemed to be a huge problem, but it actually was a huge provision in God had led them there on purpose. Verse five when the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled the mind of Pharaoh when service was changed was the people and they said, what is this what we've done we've let Israel go from serving us. So I may read his chariot and took his army with him. It took 600 chosen chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them, the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the people of Israel are the people of Israel were going out defiantly.
Egyptians pursued them all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and his horsemen in his army and overtook them encamped at the sea by pie hi Ruth in front of the house. The phone when Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes. And behold, Egyptians were marching after them and they fear greatly the people Rizzo cried out to the Lord and he said to Moses, is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you take us away to die in the wilderness, what have you done to us and bring us out of Egypt is is is not just what we send you an Egypt leave us alone who may serve the Egyptians for would've been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness is in this predicament Moses instead of cursing the people brought forth this beautiful blessing and is our blessing that we been speaking over one another as we begin this new year.
It's a blessing that is particularly for anyone who has come through something and then you find yourself facing another obstacle when you've experienced God's freedom favor, and then find yourself facing new and unexpected challenges take heart, God still parts Red Sea's receive the word that Moses gave to the Israelites when they felt trapped between army behind an oceanfront do not be afraid, standstill see the salvation of the Lord, which he will accomplish for you for these Egyptians whom you now see you shall see again. No more forever. The Lord will fight for you.
You should hold your peace to reach deep word at a point you today specifically to this powerful idea that the Egyptians that you see today the voices that make you feel condemned. In other words, the presence of that Egyptian army behind them brought back every feeling of slavery. They had been in bondage to those people for all those years and the mentality of your soul doesn't just change overnight go.
Suddenly your out of that slavery and face all those slave masters. We saw the chariots and they saw them coming. Breathing down upon them how to make him feel it made him feel like we are trapped. We are condemned there something wrong with our situation, we are stuck we do.
In other words, condemnation paralyzes and that's the way they felt and God has a word for us. When you feel that that there is a way which God not only moves you on toward promise, but his gospel is so powerful that his grace will swallow up that voice of condemnation and it is like this image of light Lord Jimmy is like the difference between saying you have a fear, but you can manage it versus not having the feral and it might be like if you had a nightmare night after night and you wake yourself up and reminders of all it's not real. You could cover yourself with that but would you be a far better thing to does not have the nightmare at all, and that's what I think God has for us. This been something I've experienced an ever-increasing manner, own life. That's Alan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series like something is holding you back as if you lack an important scene that could change everything. Is there someone you referencing stock to help them how much missing blessing on vision spoken over you can learn how to embrace who practice a blessing to pastor Alan Wright's new book, to Blacks, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month. Alan Wright Ministries once send you the I thank you for your demos make your gift today discovered the power to Blacks gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries.
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When you get today. We will send you a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor out and got work in today's teaching now continues your once again is Alan Wright when I was a kid waterways and ideal childhood. So many advantages so many blessings when I tell my story is important just to be reminded myself and others that I was so thankful I wasn't was never abused.
I was never never neglected. I wasn't I wasn't openly Kirsten or any of that. Like many of you have experience but it come from a home that was broken home that had suffered the pangs of alcoholism minute I came from environment in which everybody my family seem to be excelling in so that's what I set out to do and I filling a lot of friends on. By the time I was in high school I II guess I was with the kind of popular crowd played two varsity sports. I'm I made really good grades. I was accepted into a good college I had a sweet, cute Christian girlfriend I would've never said of myself that I felt under condemnation or I would've never said that shame was a word that applied to me because I felt like I was more or less succeeding in life's plan. In other words, I was moving, moving on and moving moving forward and doing okay even after I went to seminary at the clinical pastoral education and a learned so much.
I still would and not identified. That is been an issue in my life until later, after having been a pastor for close to a decade and helping others. I begin to take a more honest inventory of my own soul. And that's what I begin to realize some things were wrong light warning lights on your car dashboard.
One of them was as perfectionistic was driven what why did I was working I was overworking and it was out of I realize I need that I had to never let anybody down.
I have a hard time saying no to anything or anybody in it was related to really wanting to please people which made me realize that approval of others was way too important to me. Why was this the case also had to be honest with myself and say that in fact the matter to criticisms way too hard. It I could I could have 200 people tell me a message, blessing, and one person write me a note that was critical and I be brooding over the one criticism loves criticism, but it would set me back. I find myself brooding over why was this the case.
If I were just on a trajectory and everything was was wonderful. I was moving for Bob stuck feeling like that also had to be honest that though I was never abusive or anything like that I could be negative towards the people of the most I realize it was I wanted perfectionism for myself, but I would often expect the people near me to is if you're not perfect, it might criticize you and that might've bothered me most of all, and I started wondering why were these things the case and that's what led me on a path of discovering the power of shame that essentially is a condemning voice that says there's something not right about you and you've got to do a little bit more in order to be accepted and acceptable. In other words, I discovered about my life that I was exactly like those Israelites there's a Red Sea and I might have confidence that I'm going to be able to move forward. But there was an Egyptian army always behind me, whispering accusations and what happens beloved and and some of you identify with me on this is that when you are experiencing life like that where you might have a sense of some confidence about moving forward you know you're Christian you know you got heaven, and from that because something is always tugging you backward. What it does is it causes it to be an angst in your soul, and so the picture of these people of God that are Red Sea in front army behind is it they feel condemned by these voices of the former slave masters and so it causes them angst and in the they begin to have all kinds of problems in their souls.
This is what happens when there is a nagging voice of condemnation like the Egyptian armies threat over the people of God and God.
Therefore, not only will she do know he has a plan for you to move forward in that plan for you to move forward. He also has a plan by the power of the gospel to set you free from that gnawing anxiety and the nagging voice of discontent. The nagging voice of of of of of a accusing spirit that is always covering God has a victory in the power of the gospel and is pictured in this Red Sea.
There is a relationship between healing and hope.
If you have healing but you don't have hope.
You may be well nurtured, but without destiny. If you have hope and a sense of destiny, but no healing.
You will move forward only with angst and if you're like me, you often feel like an imposter and something will be withheld and you and what spiritual warfare comes down to, essentially, is this the Bible calls the Prince of darkness Satan because the name Satan means accuser. I want you to understand this you in the spiritual battle and the principal weapon of hell is the voice of accusation only if that accusation can find some place of connection and you will you have any suffering. In this battle because, inasmuch as you know that the voice of accusation has no substance against you when you're free from it. This is the visual of the Army being drowned by the sea is the The Voice of the accuser being drowned out by the cross of Jesus Christ because of what happened in that ocean is what happened in the cross through the cross of Jesus Christ what the Lord did was keep paid the penalty himself for your sin and for mine is not a popular concept in today's culture and it runs contrary to the spirit of the age, but our predicament is that we are born in sin and all sin deserves punishment and everyone, whether consciously or unconsciously, is aware of this that we are therefore under a penalty, and in some ways were trying to make ourselves right as most people. Why do you think you should go to heaven and say because I'm a good person and another was that if I'm not good outweighs my bad that somehow I'll escape the penalty just proves the fact that we feel that were under some sort of penalty because of her flaws and what God did in Jesus Christ as he said yes humanity must pay the penalty. So a human being will pay it. Jesus the son of God was a human being God in the flesh, and he paid the penalty and when you know that and accept it, you are forgiven and your sin is cast as far as the east is from the west and that forgiveness puts you in a new position in the cosmos, but there's something else that God does is something I emphasized you all the time. He didn't just put the penalty upon Jesus. He put the blessing that should've been reserved for Jesus upon the believer. So in this exchange. He became your sin and you were given his righteousness. What this means for us is that the voice of the accuser is defeated through the cross of Jesus Christ. Because we no longer have a penalty do to us.
So when the accuser says look your stock and the reason is because your sin. Look, you're doomed because you're a failure. You don't measure up. You haven't done enough and therefore the torture of our soul causes us to be paralyzed in fear. The answer of the gospel has to be simply put, I have been forgiven. There is no penalty. The remains. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus in today's C swallows insane power of blessing your life grayscale vision for your rights, free your heart with grace and encouragement blessing. It's free. Just a click away. Pastor I got away feel like something is holding you back if you lack an important scene I could change everything. Is there someone you referencing stock to help them how much missing blessing.
We all need vision spoken over you can learn how to embrace the practice of blessing to Pastor Alan Wrights new book the power to blasts which quickly became an enzyme number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries once send you the I thank you for your demolition. Make your gift today and discovered the power to blasts gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today.
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We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website. Pastor, our.like the one listening right now feels hopeless, but they've heard something good here. What you take away will to say that it's a see that swallows and saves is the say that the gospel only swallows up the fears that would surround us that God is done the work in Jesus to answer the issues of your past and in all that swallowed up the sea was left but that this is the same gospel that saves him liberate you into a whole new promised land beautiful images in it. You think that that see that swallowed up Pharaoh's army was also seated safe. Sometimes the things that might look like. Oh this is so insurmountable and impenetrable difficulty that got me and I'm using it for his glory in your benefit if you only caught part of today's teaching. Not only can you listen again online also get a daily email devotional matches today's teaching delivered right to your email inbox. Three. Find out more about these and other email@example.com that's pastoralan.org. Today's good news message is a listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries