1. Hello listening friends.
2. It is a delight for us to know that you have tuned in to listen to this program.
3. We have begun a series of messages from the Psalms.
4. And in the last message we began to talk about Psalm 19.
5. It began by saying the heavens declare the glory of God.
6. Do you declare the glory of God?
7. Get out and make Jesus known to your friends,
8. Get out and tell them about his miracle working power in your life.
9. Tell them how he saved you from hell and death,
10. Because that’s how you’ll bring glory to the name of God.
11. I have been calling Psalm 19 the preaching stars,
12. The book of Daniel chapter 12 verse 3 says,
13. And they that be wise shall shine as bright as the brightness of the firmament,
14. And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever.
15. And according to Proverbs 11:30,
16. He that wins souls is wise.
17. Your capacity to win souls for Jesus Christ,
18. Will determine your glow in the glory of heaven in eternity.
19. What are you doing with those who are unbelievers around you?
20. Are they being led to the Lord by your walk with him?
21. Are they impacted by your love for him and commitment to him?
22. Or are they saying I don’t want this kind of Christianity.
23. In verse 2 of Psalm 19,
24. That the 24 hour cycle of time declares the glory of God,
25. When the sun comes up in the morning,
26. What is it saying?
27. The sun is saying that the moon is coming.
28. And when the moon comes up at night,
29. It is saying that the sun is coming.
30. One declares the coming of the other,
31. And they work in absolute harmony,
32. Declaring the glory of God.
33. Another message of the stars is this,
34. That our time is limited,
35. The sun shines in the blazing glory like a man in his prime,
36. Like a young man in his prime at the end of the day it fades away.
37. Days, weeks, months, years, decades, all end.
38. And life itself ends.
39. And that’s what the stars are telling us.
40. That is why the apostle Paul says that we must redeem the time,
41. We must use the time that God has given us as a precious gift,
42. And we must use it wisely.
43. Let me ask you a question my listening friend,
44. How wisely are you using your time?
45. Psalm 30 verse 5 says,
46. Weeping may endure for the night,
47. But joy comes in the morning.
48. Are you going through a great trial right now,
49. Joy comes in the morning,
50. Are you a pillar stained with tears,
51. Joy comes in the morning,
52. Are you going through your private Gethsemane?
53. Joy comes in the morning,
54. That too shall pass,
55. The darkest hour is just before dawn.
56. I am telling you right now that you will smile again,
57. The sun will shine again,
58. You will experience joy unspeakable again.
59. Look up.
60. In verse 3 David said,
61. There is no language in which the voice of the stars can be heard.
62. We cannot hear them with our ears,
63. Verse 3 means their speech does not make sound,
64. But it communicates a thought.
65. It is like sign language,
66. When somebody’s moving their hands,
67. You cannot hear anything coming out of their mouth.
68. The Psalmist is saying that when you look up in the sky,
69. You will see the hands of God moving behind the scene,
70. And the Lord’s message is this,
71. Honor me, glorify me.
72. I am the God who put it there.
73. Then in verses 4, 5, and 6 of Psalm 19,
74. We read that throughout the earth their influence has gone forth,
75. Their words have gone to the ends of the earth.
76. Every time you look up into the heavens,
77. You will hear those evangelists in the sky saying, God is there.
78. And that is why the apostle Paul said,
79. No man anywhere has an excuse.
80. Nobody can make up an excuse,
81. Because God has already spoken through his creation.
82. And then the last part of the Psalm he talks about the Scripture,
83. In verse 7 to 13 he speaks of the word of God.
84. First he said that the heavens declare the glory of God.
85. But then he said the Word of God has to come into a persons life,
86. In order to change it.
87. Listen to the six things in those verses.
88. First of all,
89. The Psalmist tells us that the Word of God challenges us,
90. He tells us that the Word of God cheers us,
91. He tells us that the Word of God changes us,
92. He tells us that the Word of God convicts us, cleanses us, and corrects us.
93. In verse 7 God’s word challenges us,
94. Listen to what he said,
95. The Law of the Lord is perfect,
96. Converting, challenging the soul,
97. Now I want to shock you today,
98. Are you ready?
99. There are two ways by which you can be saved,
101. Yes, there are two ways by which you can be saved.
102. One way you can be saved is by keeping every aspect of the law all the time,
103. Every day of your life without breaking one single command.
104. If you do that, you’ll be saved.
105. But you know what the problem is,
106. Nobody has ever done this except the Lord Jesus Christ.
107. That is what verse 7 is saying in this Psalm,
108. And that’s what the apostle Paul is saying in the New Testament.
109. I have a more excellent way,
110. Do you know what it is?
111. It is the cross of Jesus Christ.
112. What you and I have to do is go to the cross of Jesus Christ,
113. And put our sin under the blood,
114. And the blood of Jesus Christ washes away our sins.
115. We will be made clean and new,
116. And we will be able to communicate with God the Father.
117. The word converts the soul,
118. Convert literally means turn back.
119. The word of God is like fishing,
120. It pulls you back to God when you faithfully open the Word of God and genuinely want to learn from it,
121. It will change your life.
122. If you are wandering away from the Lord,
123. Or if you are living a carnal life,
124. The Word of God is going to pull you back,
125. Converting the soul,
126. Bringing you back to the Lord.
127. In verse 8 of Psalm 19,
128. It says that God’s word cheers us.
129. The statues of the Lord are right rejoicing the heart.
130. Do you know that the first evidence when a person is born again and commit their life to Jesus Christ,
131. Is that they have joy,
132. Joy in the midst of trouble.
133. And that is why Nehemiah could say in the Nehemiah 8:10,
134. The joy of the Lord is your strength.
135. And that is why the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:4 said,
136. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.
137. Don’t let joy get out of your life,
138. I am convinced with all my heart,
139. That the world is tired with grim-faced Christianity,
140. Because God’s word cheers us,
141. So why are so many Christians walking around looking gloomy and depressed?
142. Ah, because they do not spend enough time letting the Word of God pour into them.
143. Because the word of God gives us joy.
144. But that’s not all it does,
145. I’m going to tell you about more things that the Word of God does for us in the next broadcast?
146. So please tune in next time.
147. But before I leave you today,
148. I want to lead you in a special prayer,
149. Our heavenly Father,
150. We thank you from the depth of our heart,
151. For your word,
152. For protecting it for thousands of years,
153. So that we can have it today,
154. So we can learn from it today.
155. The power of that Word that encourages us,
156. The power of this word cheers us,
157. And Lord I pray for all my listening friends out there,
158. Especially those who are sad and sorrowful,
159. That you give them joy in their hearts,
160. That they will know what it is to have joy in the midst of difficulties.
161. Above all that they may know the Lord Jesus Christ and his presence with them,
162. So that they may know his joy.
163. For I pray all of this in his name,