Luke 11: 27-33 Show me a Sign
The Bible declares that in the Last days People will not endure truth
A) Listen to Pauls words in 1 TIM. 4 :1,2Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
B) Also in 2 Tim. 4 :2-5 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to right teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever they want to hear.
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things,
C) YOU BE WATCHFUL BE ALERT watch out for such things
UNFORTUNATELY PAULS EXHORTATION HAS NOT BEEN HEEDED IN THE LIVES MANY CHRISTIANS & CHURCHES
WE LEFT OFF W/ JESUS DEMONSTRATING HIS POWER OVER DEMONIC FORCES - ( Demon .. MUTE )
B) Some were OFFENDED - Deny the Source
C) pick up today v. 27 And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You
Notice This was the 1st attempt to VENERATE Mary / to EXALT HER
A) In pagan religions, they often worshipped goddesses
B) Ex. / In ancient Babylonian religions, they worshipped NIMROD
BUT - Equally worshipped with him was Simeramus / MOTHER
1) She was given the title queen of heaven and mother of god
NOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS DONE A SIMILAR THING W/ MARY
A) NOTE: In the Catholic prayer: "The Hail Mary"... Mary is called the very same thing that Simeramus was called
"Hail Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen"
NOTE: There is NO scriptural basis to pray to Mary
A) In fact On another occasion, Mary came to Jesus in Capernaum and when she could NOT get into the house, she sent word to Jesus saying that she was there.
Mt 12:47-48Then one said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You." 48 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?"
49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! 50 "For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."
B) Now IF I were trying to get to Jesus THROUGH Mary, these words would trouble me
1) On this particular occasion she couldnt get in to Jesus
What is even more worse is that There has been a move in the Roman Catholic church to make Mary a CO-REDEMPTRESS with Jesus
A) In the city of Rome, the church that is near the main rail depot in Rome
has on the side of it a large cross
B) This was a move to elevate Mary to the place of CO- REDEMPTRESS
Such attempts to VENERATE MARY & EXALT her ABOVE all women & put her on an equal place w/ JESUS
1) Common CHARATERISTIC of such false DOCTRINE/
28 But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
NOW JESUS LOVED HIS MOTHER But He knew that Mans tendency would be to exalt her / DEIFY HER / What does He do?
And KEEP THE TRUTH
A pastor ended one Sunday morning service by instructing his people, "I would like all of you to read the 17th chapter of Mark's Gospel before next Sunday."
The following Sunday, true to his word, he asked the congregation, "How many of you actually read the 17th chapter of Mark's Gospel this past week?" Almost everyone in the pews raised their hands to signify they had indeed read that 17th chapter.
Then The pastor then stunned his people by announcing, "Ladies and gentlemen, there is no 17th chapter of Mark." Then he proceeded to preach his Sunday morning sermon, which happened to be on lying.
KNOW IT & KEEP IT - James him who knows & doesnt keep sin
YOU WANT TO BE BLESSED BY GOD / MORE BLESSED THAN MARY HEAR THE WORD KNOW IT AND KEEP IT !!!!!!!!
So Some are Deceived today by Doctrines of Demons because they dont know the truth or they ignore the truth
29 And while the crowds were thickly gathered together,( JESUS ALWAYS DRAWING A CROWD SEE HERE SOME FOR WRONG REASONS) He began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
Now Jesus obviously didnt read N. V. Peals book how to make friends & influence people - Addresses Crowd - Evil Gen. SEEKS A SIGN
Aa) Example 1000s gather in an arena pay decent money to watch some
guys PRETEND to wrestle - Amazing
1) People flocking to experience some new sign or wonder
Well it is that MENTALITY THAT JESUS ADDRESSES HERE
man the religious leaders said show us a sign .
1) Matt. Gospel puts these two verses together . Turn Matt. 12:38
Matt. 12: 38 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
Notice Jesus description of that type of mentality that says show me a sign those who would seek to follow after signs & wonders / HEAVY
B) EVIL speaks of that attitude that says I will not take God at His Word /
C)That SHOW ME kind of attitude "I will not believe until I can COMPREHEND it or SEE it with my own eyes..touch it w/ my own hands"
Many people say I will believe it when I see it God says Believe it & then you will see it / Joshua at Jericho .
D) Jesus appears - And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen & yet have believed."
1) God loves that heart that says God said it I believe it & that settles it
EVIL & ADULTEROUS
A) ADULTEROUS speaks of unfaithfulness in worst sense /
" feelings" of Being In love have diminished .
Because those times can be so sweet there is a temptation to do that because each one of us have also experience times God seems distance
Listen Feelings will come & go in your Christian walk but you must not base your walk on feelings
A) 2 Corinthians 5 We walk by faith & not by sight
Jesus said that signs & wonders would follow those who believe -/ today many " believers" are following after signs & wonders in order to believe
Jesus said "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
B) A 3rd grade Sunday School teacher asked her students, "What can we learn from the story of Jonah and the whale?"
One child raised a hand and responded: "People make whales sick?"
So that when I am in that place where the feelings are missing / absent I can say I know that my redeemer lives / EMPTY TOMB
Job Declared 19:2525 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,
1JN. 3:2 See Him we will be like Him
So OUR FAITH IS not W/ OUT FACT & PROOF / Empty tomb / REZ IS THE KEY Any sharing / preaching Resurrection
C) Swoon Theory - Understand Crucifixion / ALL FOR YOU
FAITH ANCHORED IN THIS EMPTY TOMB RISEN LORD
Back to Luke rap up
30 "For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.
31 "The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
32"The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed unto man once to die .. JUDGEMENT
Jesus says that at the Judgement the Lord is going to call upon two gentiles who are going to testify against Israel
And the Q. OF SHEBA I was seeking wisdom & enlightenment & so I traveled 1500 miles / traveling for 75 days to meet Solomon
B) But You had JESUS Now it is true that Solomon was a wonderful counselor but Jesus is the WONDERFUL COUNSELOR
1) The one in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom & Knowledge
C)The one who declared He was God & the only way to Heaven & then proved it by dying on the cross & raising from the dead
D) There is NO indication that the men of that generation would have ANOTHER chance at eternal life
1) On the day of judgement they will be judged for their failure to accept the light that God gave to them
REZ MUST DEAL W/ IT ONLY SIGN NEEDED IF HE IS ALIVE THEN THAT MEANS HE IS LORD MY LORD ? Romans 10: 9
if you confess w/ mouth .. Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
A) Means he is the Way Is He my way Is He who I am trusting in!!!