NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
Upward, Inward, Outward
upward to God, inward search or motives, outward look on the multitudes
We need to take inventory of where we are at this point in the last days.
Today we emphasize our being True Worshippers and Friends of God. We love and worship God with all our hearts.
We must have a hunger for righteousness to hear and know the will of God. We must hear with clarity and move forward with certainty.
Upward Vision - We Look Up!
Compassion in the hearts of God's people
without God there is no hope in the world
there is a sense of uncertainty, fear and confusion like Jesus said would be in the last days. He said when you see these things happening, look up for your redemption draws nigh.
We are at peace, abiding under the shadow of the almighty. He is our redeemer, our provider, our protector.
even people of God lose confidence, saints should bear the infirmities of the weak!
witness to the lost!
material possessions: gain the world yet lose your soul?
John 3:16 God is not willing that any should perish
- He wants others to come to the knowledge of the truth of Jesus Christ
Inward Vision – “Woe is me”
Isaiah 6:5 “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King,
After the death of the familiar King Uzziah, Isaiah had a vision in which God brought 3 things to his realization.
That God and His angels are Holy and the old is past away (my eyes have seen the King)
that he, Isaiah, is unclean - not as worthy as he had believed (I am undone)
that the people need to know the Lord (“Lord, Send Me” 6:8)
the death of the familiar 6:1
things we have grown accustomed to have changed!
we cannot put God in a box
God is doing a new thing!
sometimes we realize we had more faith in these things than in the things of God?
We need an ear to hear and a heart to believe, a mind to take action
God is not willing that any should perish
love our fellow man, love one another as he has loved us
do good to all
love and pray for all to be saved
compassion must develop in the hearts of God's people
intercede for one another, bear one another's burdens, strengthen the brethren
The Old is past away, “Moses is dead”
New territory, New assignments -
God has not changed, and His word has not changed
His love for us is forever real
get a renewed vision of the Holiness of God
God is not a man!
always higher heights, deeper depths , faith to faith, glory to glory!
growing stronger, increasing with our relationship with the Lord
- Isaiah began to see the seraphim, the beauty of God
We are challenged in a lot of ways, but God is doing a new thing
Remembering to trust in God -
Isaiah 43:15 I brought you out of Egypt, Babylonian captivity,
verse 15 I am the Lord, the Holy One ,…make a way in the wilderness…brought them out and into a place of provision
He is our King!
I made a way and even caused your enemy to be destroyed
remember ye not the former things nor consider the things of old
my deliverance will not always come the same way
know that I have thoughts concerning you!
Rivers in the desert , water in the dry place
I am Holy, this is my world and I do whatever I want to do
We Must See Him, Honor Him
--- true worship by choice, not force
Believe Him for the supernatural! Recognize who he is!
Heb. 11:6 believe that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him
I’ll be with you always, even unto the end
Ever present help in time of need
What do we say to these things?
Respond by the word of God
nothing can separate us
If God be with us, who can be against us
The sower went out seed fell among thorns
Continue with greater desire to grow
Don’t let the word be choked out!
Don’t trust other things
Don’t lose your vision of the faithfulness and power of almighty God
Choose to trust God
Worship removes worry
Love casts out all fear
We must be a light, intercessors
Encourage ourselves in the Lord
“Why art thou cast down oh my soul, I will yet hope in God
Bless the Lord Oh My Soul His praise shall continually be in my mouth
Let God Arise
cast out Fear, chaos removed
Lost energy, be encouraged - Hope thou in God!
Shelter from the storm in worship
Dwell in the secret place
Goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life
The name of the lord is a strong tower!
Shall I pursue or stay?
PROV. 3:5 Trust in the Lord
A still small voice
Remove all other voices
My sheep hear my voice
This is the way, walk ye in it
Jehoshaphat – what shall we do? Set yourself
Stand ye still, the battle is the Lord’s
Lift up your eyes, the King of glory shall come in
Place of transfer in worship
Trading sorrows, trading mourning for joy
The oil of Joy heaviness for the spirit of praise
True worship – renewed vision of what He wants to do
For us and through us
Renewed vision of God’s faithfulness
Inventory of ourselves
Where your confidence really lies!
Make your calling and election sure
A level of holiness still needed to attain!
-forgetting those things behind, have not arrived … glory to God!
Isaiah 6 woe is me – I am undone
Desire to be all He wants us to be
Without the grace and spirit of God, you will never be of any value to the kingdom!
Speaking unbelief, departing from God
Hebrews 3:12 meditate on the things of God, speak blessing thee Word of God in the midst of confusion!
My eyes have seen the King
In my flesh dwelleth no good thing
no condemnation, the law of the spirit of Christ Jesus has made me free from law of sin and death
-stand fast in the liberty… no yoke of bondage
Confess and forsake sin and love mercy
Morning by morning
My sin purged,
Come boldly with confidence that HE Hears you
8Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Here am I, send me!
Jesus came to seek and save souls. He wants souls to be saved!
How merciful He is to you,. He wants all to see all to be saved
The world knows judgement is coming
Get the word to the people - those who abide…
Jesus said, “I am going away and will come again
World dissolved with a fervent heat
Coming for a people looking for him
I John 3, called the Sons of God, those who have this hope purify themselves
He’s coming again!
I Come quickly and my reward is with me
Our very best is as filthy rags, you must be born again
Go to all the World
They that believe shall be saved
Lay hands on the sick…
Tell them they can bed saved!
If you don’t receive His mercy…
the Day of the Lord, Judgement is coming
Rapture of the church before that Day
Be mindful of His love for us
Encourage, warn those who don’t know the Lord
Love not the world, don’t be caught up in the ways of the world
There is an expiration date
Seek the Lord
Get a vision of whose you are
Vision of the world
Blind leading the blind
Man has no power over the woks of darkness
We must let people know
It’s about SOULS!!!
HE IS HOLY AND HE IS Coming BACK SOON!