Sunday 7-17-2011

Posted by Sherry

JUST ONE LOOK

Isaiah 45:22

CBC 7/17/11 SM

Eye is main gate to the heart, mind & imagination

one look can be powerful & life changing

ILL: little girl ask Mom how Human race began/Mom told her of Adam & Eve and they had children/Dad told her about evolution, monkeys & people evolving/little girl confused asked Mom about the difference/Mom simply said, “I told U about “my” side of the family and your Dad told U about “his” side of the family...

TEXT:22Look to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

JUST ONE LOOK CAN BRING CONDEMNATION

  • Eve in the Garden “...and when the woman ‘saw’ that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make on wise, SHE TOOK of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
    • she looked
    • she took
    • she lost

Adam & Eve had it made: He didn’t have to hear about all the men she could have married & She didn’t have to hear about the way his mother cooked.

  • Lot’s Wife - God warned her not to “look” back
    • she became a salt lick in the desert
    • she wouldn’t have been in that wicked city if her husband hadn’t “looked” to the greener pastures
  • Achan in Jericho
    • God instructed the people not to take of the spoils of the battle of Jericho
    • Acan looked, coveted, took & died
  • David & Bathsheba
    • he saw, lusted & slippery slope & sinned
    • ILL: once U start down that big water slide there a’int no stopping

James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

LSD - Lust/Sin/Death (a baby died plus much more)

Prov 23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

JUST ONE LOOK CAN BRING JUSTIFICATION

  • Children of Israel in wilderness in disobedience & God sent snakes into the camp.
    • Moses fashioned a brass serpent on a pole
    • one look on that serpent & they would live
    • didn’t say look at the “pole” (cross.....)
    • didn’t say look at “Moses” (preacher...)
    • didn’t say look back to miracle of parted sea (past accomplishments...)
  • Look to “JESUS” and live
    • not the church/denomination/baptism/works
    • not communion/momma said/morality/sincerity
    • Disciples @ Transfiguration saw JESUS
    • not Moses (law)
    • not Elijah (prophets)
    • not each other (distraction)
    • *Keep ur eyes off people & on the LORD
  • Who are we following anyway?
    • They saw their goal (be conformed to His image)
    • They saw their challenge
    • They saw the Truth
    • They saw the Light
  • Peter, walking on water, took his eyes off Jesus & saw the wind, waves & storm....
    • he began to sink

JUST ONE LOOK WILL BRING GLORIFICATION

  • Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
    • curse will be lifted
    • power of temptation & sin will lose its grip
    • sickness eliminated
    • death swallowed up in victory
    • disappointment & discouragement will evaporate
    • lust, greed, malice, jealousy & heartache will be gone forever

SONG: What a day that will be, when my Jesus I SHALL SEE, when I LOOK UPON HIS FACE, the one who saved me by His grace!


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