Four Lies That Ruined the World By Adrian Rogers

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Four Lies That Ruined the World By Adrian Rogers
Date Preached: January 25, 2004 Time: 0930
Main Scripture Text: Genesis 3:1–5
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which
the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath
God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
GENESIS 3:1
Outline
Introduction
I. Lie #1: God Is Not Loving
II. Lie #2: God Is Not Truthful
A. Relativism
B. Subjectivism
C. Rationalism
D. Pragmatism
E. Postmodernism
III. Lie #3: God Is Not Righteous
IV. Lie #4: God Is Not Gracious
Conclusion
A. Calvary’s Conquest
B. Courageous Confession
C. Complete Commitment
Introduction
Find God’s Word, Genesis chapter 3. We’re continuing our series on “Challenges to the
Cross,” things that we meet in today’s world that we need to have Bible answers for.
The title of the message today: “Four Lies That Ruined the World.”
Last night I was talking to Janice, my baby daughter. She said, “Daddy, what are you
going to preach tomorrow morning?” I said, “On four lies that ruined the world.” She
said, “Well, let me see. What are they? Would that be communism, humanism, New
Ageism?” I said, “No, no, none of these. Bigger lies than all of those and the lies beyond
those lies.”
These are Satan’s four biggest lies. Satan’s whole system is built on a lie. Jesus
said, in John chapter 8 and verse 44, to the unsaved Pharisees, “Ye are of your father
the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning,
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and abode not in the truth…[and] when he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for
he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44) That is, every lie that’s ever been told has
been spawned by the daddy liar, the liar of all liars, the father of all liars, who is the devil
himself. Satan is a liar. Jesus said he was a “murderer from the beginning, and abode
not in the truth.” (John 8:44)
Now, listen. His motive is murder. His method is the lie. Never forget that: his motive
and his method, there in John chapter 8 and verse 44. Satan wants to bring death to
life, to joy, to peace, to happiness, to fruitfulness. He wants to bring physical death. He
wants to bring spiritual death. He wants to bring eternal death. And he does it through
deception. He is a dirty liar. And we’re going to find four of Satan’s biggest lies. These
are foundational lies, and they are lies out of which all other lies come.
Remember that Satan is the master liar. And because he’s the master liar, his lies
are very good. Satan knows how to tell lies. His lies are very clever. Let’s look here in
Genesis chapter 3, verse 1: “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the
field.” (Genesis 3:1) Just underscore that word subtil. Now Satan’s lies are not lies that
are obvious lies, on the surface. You have to look beneath the surface to see his lies,
because he’s very clever.
Let me tell you something. The best lies sound the most like the truth, and so there
is some truth in most lies. A clock that doesn’t even run is right twice a day, isn’t that
right? But now, wait a minute. If a clock is only right twice a day, you look at it and you
say, “That’s wrong.” It may be right twice a day, but it’s still wrong. What is more
dangerous: a clock five hours wrong or a clock five minutes wrong? A clock five minutes
wrong is far more dangerous than a clock five hours wrong. When you look at a clock
that’s five hours wrong, you say, “That’s wrong. Somebody tell me what time it is.” A
clock five minutes wrong, you miss your airplane. Now there’s a difference. Now Satan’s
lies are very close to the truth, and yet so very far from the truth.
Again, Satan had rather you think a wrong thing, believe a lie, than to do a wrong
thing. Why? Because the thought is the father of the deed. It is more dangerous to
believe a wrong thing than to do a wrong thing. You can do a wrong thing by mistake,
and the next time do the right thing. But if you believe a wrong thing, you’ll keep doing
the wrong thing over and over again, for the Bible says, “As a man thinketh in his heart,
so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) And so the devil is the original liar. The devil is the master liar.
And the best lies sound the most like the truth, and those that are nearest to the truth,
and still a lie, are the most dangerous.
Now Satan, being a very clever liar, Satan, being the master liar, Satan, wanting to
do his work through a lie, which is murder, will tell a lie about the biggest subject. Now
he’s not interested in telling lies about little things. He wants you to believe lies about
the biggest subject. What is the biggest subject? God. God is the biggest subject. Now if
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Satan can get your mind twisted about who God is, and what God does, and what God
is like; then he’s got you, because the thought is the father of the deed. A. W. Tozer, a
great leader in the Christian and Missionary Alliance church, said—and I want you to
listen to this quote: “No religion can rise higher than its concept of God.” That is so true.
“No religion can rise higher than its concept of God.”
Satan, in the very first book in the Bible, the very first pages of history, is going to tell
four big lies. And all of them are going to deal with the character of God. Satan does not
want you to understand who God is. Now it may surprise you to learn that Satan is an
evangelist. What Satan wants is not casualties; he wants converts over to his own
ideas. And so Satan comes as an evangelist to Eve to evangelize her for the devil’s
religion. Eve was his first convert. And rather than four spiritual laws, there are four
spiritual flaws—four lies that he wants Eve to believe. And Eve takes the bait. And these
lies are not just what Satan has done eons ago. These are the four lies that you’ll meet
today and tomorrow. They are very fresh. They are very up-to-date.
Now Satan, really, he may be double-faced, but he’s not double-minded. He wants
to do the same thing today that he has done always. So are you ready for these four big
lies?
I. Lie #1: God Is Not Loving
All right, lie number one: God is not loving. That’s the first lie. Now notice again in
chapter 3 and verse 1: “Now the serpent”—that’s the devil—“was more subtil than any
beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea,
hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1) Now, what’s
he trying to do? He’s trying to get Eve to think negatively about God—to get the idea
that God is withholding goodness from her—therefore, God Himself is not good, that
God is severe; God is cruel. Here’s the beautiful Garden of Eden, and God made it, and
then God said, “You can’t touch it; you can’t eat of it.” Of course, God had not said that
they could not eat of the fruit of every tree of the garden. That was a lie.
What had God said? Look in Genesis 2, verse 16. You’re in the Bible, just turn
backward one chapter: “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree
of the garden thou mayest freely eat.” (Geneisis 2:16) Do you see it? “Of every
tree…thou mayest freely eat.” Now, what did Satan say? “Now the serpent was more
subtil than any beast of the field… And he said unto the woman… hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1) God said, “Help yourself.”
Satan said, “God says you can’t have it.”
Now, what is Satan trying to do? He’s trying to get Eve to think negatively about
God—that God is cruel, God is harsh, God is unloving. “He wants to deny you, Eve, of
any ultimate joy. Anything that brings pleasure is a no-no. Anytime God sees anybody
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having a good time and joy,”—like Art just sang about—“God moves in to break up the
game.” The truth of the matter is that God had said a resounding yes—yes—to their joy
and to their pleasure. When God created Eden in all of its luxury, all of its beauty, all of
its bounty; God said to Adam and Eve, “There, children, that is for you. Help yourself.”
Now there are a lot of people today who have the idea that God is some sort of a
cruel God, a vengeful deity, sitting up there on His big throne, hurling down laws to
make us squirm, like a worm in hot ashes, trying to keep them; and that God is a
cosmic killjoy, that God is trying to keep things from us. That is not true. God loves us.
Let me give you some verses. I’ve given you these before, but jot them down. Psalm 37
and verse 4: “Delight thyself…in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine
heart.” (Psalms 37:4) Isn’t that great? What your heart yearns for, you’ll find in Him.
Psalm 84, verse 11: “The LORD thy God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace
and glory:”—now, listen to this—“no good thing will he withhold from them that walk
uprightly” (Psalms 84:11)—“no good thing.” If it will make you healthy, happy, holy, or
wholesome, God says, “Help yourself.” Every time He says, “Thou shalt not,” He’s
saying, “Don’t hurt yourself.” Every time He says, “Thou shalt,” He’s saying, “Help
yourself to happiness.” God loves you. Listen to this one—1 Timothy chapter 6, verse
17: “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in
uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us…”—now, listen to this phrase—
“who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” (1 Timothy 6:17) Isn’t that great?
Now if the devil can get you thinking negatively about God, he’s already got you.
That’s the very first thing he did when he crawled his slimy, corroding path into history:
to get Eve to think negatively about God. Lie number one: God is not good. All right, I
want you to say it out loud: “God is good.” Don’t you ever let the devil tell you anything
else. God is good all the time.
II. Lie #2: God Is Not Truthful
All right, lie number two. First lie: God is not good. Lie number two: God is not truthful—
God is not truthful. Now, notice the serpent said in verse 1, “Hath God said?” (Genesis
3:1) Now that’s a doubt. The doubt leads to a denial. Now, notice in verses 2 through 4:
“And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the
garden:”—she knew better—“but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the
garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And
the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die.” (Genesis 3:2–4) Verse one:
doubt. Now in verse 4: denial. “You’ll not die. You don’t have to worry about God.”
Now you see what Satan did, first of all, was to get Eve to think negatively about
God. Then the next step is easy: to get Eve to think skeptically about God. Lie number
one: God is not good. Lie number two: God is not truthful.
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Now what Satan had done in verse 1 (Genesis 3:1) is to put a question mark after
the Word of God. I want to say clearly and plainly that anyone who causes skepticism
concerning the authority, the accuracy, the acceptability, the impeccability, the
infallibility, or the authenticity of the Word of God is doing the work of the devil. That’s
the work of the devil. I don’t care what seminary he’s in. I don’t care what degrees he
has. He may be Reverend Doctor DD, which stands for diggle dooter. Man, listen. If he
puts a doubt, a question mark, or a denial after the Word of God, he is of the devil—the
devil. The devil is out to destroy the truthfulness of God.
Now, in today’s society, we have substituted many things for God’s Word, and all of
them are based on the devil’s lies. Let me mention some of these.
A. Relativism
First of all, relativism. What is relativism? Relativism is the idea that there’s no fixed
truth.
A professor in the university stood up and said, “Students, I want to tell you, there is
nothing that you can say is absolutely true; there’s nothing that you can be absolutely
sure of.” A student lifted his hand and said, “Professor, are you sure of that?” He said,
“Absolutely.”
Relativism: Everything is relative. That roots back to a philosopher whose name was
Hegel. And he had sort of a dialectic. What Hegel said was, “Over here is a thesis, a
belief; and over here is an antithesis, or an anti-thesis, that says, ‘I argue with that.’ And
these two get in a big argument. And then they come together to a synthesis—thesis,
antithesis, synthesis.” And so maybe the thesis over here is capitalism, the antithesis is
communism, and then the synthesis is socialism. And then that synthesis in the minds
of many becomes the new thesis. Now this is true. And then over here you get another
antithesis. And then after a while, you get another synthesis.
Do you see what is happening? Everything is relative. There is nothing fixed. There’s
no anchor. There’s no standard. Man’s mind just keeps on working.
Plato, in his Republic, talked about some sailors who, having lost their chart and
compass, put a light on the bow of the ship and steered by that. That’s what we’re doing
in today’s society.
B. Subjectivism
Number one: relativism. Number two: subjectivism. What is subjectivism? “Well, I feel
this,” or “I feel that. Let me tell you about my experience.” There used to be a time when
preachers would stand in the pulpit and say, “The Bible says.” Then they started
saying, “The church says.” And now they just say, “Well, it seems to me,” or “I feel,” as
they kind of scratch their head. Subjectivism.
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C. Rationalism
Or another substitute for the Word of God is rationalism—rationalism. That is, we bring
logic. We bring our computers. We worship at the shrine of our intellect. And rather than
saying, “Thus saith the Word of God,” we say, “Thus saith the mind of man.” We try to
put God on our scales, put God in our test tubes, put God in our cyclotrons, put God in
our computers, but God will not fit there.
“Well,” you say, “Pastor, I think we ought to be reasonable.” Sure, you ought to be.
But, friend, where reason cannot wade, faith must swim. What we believe is not
contrary to reason. Listen. It is not contrary to reason; it is beyond reason—beyond
reason. God is not an unreasonable God. But can a man, by reason, find out God?
Absolutely not! And so we try relativism and subjectivism and rationalism.
D. Pragmatism
And if that doesn’t work, what most Americans like is pragmatism. What is pragmatism?
Pragmatism doesn’t even bother to ask, “Is it true?” We just ask, “Does it work?” We’re
very pragmatic about it.
E. Postmodernism
But the most dangerous of all—and this is the thing that is happening in the society we
live in—is something called postmodernism—postmodernism. Now modernism would
argue with conservatism about what is right or what is wrong. The postmodernist
doesn’t even bother to argue. The postmodernist doesn’t even believe there is anything
called truth. Or he might believe that truth is everywhere, but no one truth is over
against another truth. So somebody might say, “Look. You’re into Buddha; I’m into
Jesus. What is true for you is fine. That’s your truth. What is true for me is fine. That’s
my truth.” And this is called postmodernism. And it’s a big word for a lot of silliness and
foolishness. But the devil doesn’t want you to believe that God is the God of truth.
Now if you have children, and you’re raising those children, your children have been
infected by these other forms, substitutes for the truth of God, and the big daddy liar is
behind it all. And you’re going to have difficulty raising your children unless you get
them to believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired, infallible Word of God. And when
you talk to them and say, “You should not commit fornication; you should not commit
adultery,” you don’t say, “It’s because it’s bad for you, or because society says so.” You
say, “Because God says so.” You don’t tell a lie. Why? Because God says so. It’s wrong
to steal, because God says so. You worship only one God, because the Bible teaches
that. The devil does not want a society to have a fixed standard of truth.
God is good. Say amen. God is truth. Say amen. Now if you don’t believe that, the
devil’s got you going his way.
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III. Lie #3: God Is Not Righteous
He wants you to think negatively about God. Then he wants you to think skeptically
about God. Lie number three: God is not righteous—God is not righteous. Look, if you
will now, in Genesis 3, verse 4: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not
surely die.” (Genesis 3:4) That is, “God is not really going to punish sin. There is no God
of judgment. You don’t have to worry about facing a judgment.”
Now I want to tell you, friend, God is good but God is also righteous. God is loving—
yes, God is loving—but God is righteous. And now if you preach the love of God to the
exclusion of the holiness and the righteousness of God, you’ve only preached half of the
truth. And when you take half of the truth and try to make half of the truth all of the
truth, that half of the truth becomes an untruth. Now Satan is moving them along.
“Now since you don’t believe that there is the God of the Bible who’s good and loving;
and since you don’t believe that the God of the Bible is truthful, or the Bible, the Word, is
true; then you don’t have to worry anymore about judgment.” Now when God gave the
Ten Commandments, God was not giving advice; He was giving law. And law without
penalty is only advice.
Now there are a lot of people today who take these things of pragmatism,
rationalism, subjectivism, and they do away with the idea of eternal punishment. I would
be unfair to you as a preacher if I did not tell you there is an eternal hell. If you die
without Jesus Christ, you’re going to die and go to hell. You say, “Oh, Pastor, not on
Sunday morning. You wouldn’t say…?” Yes. Yes, there is a fiery burning hell for those
who reject Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. You say, “Well, that’s unAmerican.”
It may be. I have an idea that if the Supreme Court of the United States of
America could vote on it, they would outlaw hell as cruel and unusual punishment—
that God has no right, God has no authority, to do that. But God is a righteous God, and
God will not let one- half of one sin go unpunished.
New Ageism comes out of the idea that you will not surely die. Do you know what
the New Age is? It’s just a blend of Eastern religions that has come into America today.
Satan knows that man fears death. That’s the reason some believe in reincarnation.
You’d be surprised how many people in evangelical churches say they believe in
reincarnation, that you just keep going around and around and you get as many
chances as you need. The New Age has no personal God who’s going to judge.
Who is the high priestess of New Ageism in our day? It’s Shirley MacLaine. And she
said in her writing, “We can eliminate all fear of death,” because she believes in
reincarnation. You just keep coming back again and again. She said one time she was
a princess in Atlantis. Another time she was an Inca in Peru. Another time she was a
child raised by elephants. She believes this stuff; at least, she says she does.
You see, these people believe that men and animals, we’re all interrelated, and
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we’re all transmigrating. And if your karma is good, you keep moving up higher, and if
your karma is bad, you move down. So in your next life you might be a worm. That’s
right. Or you might be a cow or a spider. That’s the reason many of them are
vegetarians. They won’t go to McDonald’s, afraid they might be eating their
grandmother. They believe this stuff because, as Shirley MacLaine says, “It’s like show
business. You keep doing it until you get it right.” And finally, one day, if your karma is
good enough, you reach nirvana. But they reject the idea of a righteous God, a God of
judgment. Their little imaginary god says that God is too good to punish sin.
Friend, God is too good not to punish sin. God is righteous. Say, “Righteous.” God is
righteous. The devil would have you to have the idea that you can sin with impunity.
Friend, God is good. God is truthful. God is righteous. But these truths are being taken
away from our society. These are big lies on which the other lies are built.
IV. Lie #4: God Is Not Gracious
Lie number four: God is not gracious—God is not gracious. Look, if you will now, in
verses 4 and 5: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God
doth know that in the day that ye eat thereof, then your eyes will be opened, and ye
shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4–5) Now what he was saying, in
effect, is, “Since God is not good, since God is not truthful, and since God is not
righteous; you need not to fear Him. You need to be your own god,” or “You need to
experiment a little bit. You need to work your way up until you are like God. Now, Eve,
you can never be capable of being all that you ought to be until you become
autonomous. You don’t need to depend upon God. This idea of God is cramping your
style. Eve, you need to be liberated.” Satan’s fib. Adam’s rib. Women’s lib. God came to
set every woman free and every man free, every boy and girl free, because He is a God
of grace.
But notice I said the best lie sounds so much like the truth. Think of it. He said, “God
doth know that in the day ye eat…then your eyes will be opened, and ye shall be as
[God].” (Genesis 3:5) That’s what Satan wanted to do, to begin with. He wanted to be
“as God.” But, you see, the Bible teaches we’re to be like God, not as God. Small little
difference. Satan says, “You be your own god, your own little autonomous god. You
have your own way.” Well, what does God’s grace want us to be? God’s grace wants us
to be like Him. God created us in His image so He could have fellowship with us, as
talked about in Revelation chapter 22 and verse 4: “And they shall see his face; and his
name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4) What does that mean “His name in
our foreheads”? That means godlikeness. What has God prepared for us? First
Corinthians chapter 2, verse 9: “As it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
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that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
But what Satan was saying, “Oh, you don’t have to believe in God as a God of
graciousness, that God has a great eternal destiny for you. Why, God has a monopoly
on this thing of being God, and God doesn’t want you to get in on it. God is heading you
off at the pass. You can never ever be fulfilled until you do your own thing. Eve, what
you need to do is experiment. Try it; you might like it. How do you know it’s wrong?
Because He said so? Because He said so? How do you know? After all, experience is
the best teacher.” Friend, when it comes to sin, experience is not the best teacher. It’s
the worst teacher. Sin deceives. Those who know the least about sin are those who are
the deepest into it.
The Bible speaks of the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13) But what Satan is
saying to Eve is, “Eve, you create your own little god. You will be like God.” And again,
that’s New Ageism. All the New Agers believe that they are God. They believe,
however, that everything is God. And you know, in India, they would say love is God.
Now God is love, but love is not God. Listen very carefully. God is over all things, and
God is in all things, but God is not all things, and all things are not God. People today
have the idea that they are all a part of God in some way. This New Ageism has
pervaded and perverted our ways.
Let me illustrate how it goes. Today, in our schools in the springtime, we dare not
mention Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But I’ll tell you what we can
mention is Earth Day. We can’t mention Father God, but we can mention Mother Earth.
Why? Because they believe everything is God.
The birds are God. The trees are God. The sky is God. The air is God. I’m God.
You’re God. They’re God. We’re God. Dirt is God. We are dirt. Wait a minute. If God is
dirt and I’m God, it makes me dirt. And the animals are God. This New Ageism, it
doesn’t elevate men. Humanism really animalizes man. But, you see, Satan is behind
all of this.
Now you say, “Pastor, why are you saying all this?” Friend, it’s in the air like a
fungus. “Every ism,” as Dr. Lee used to say, “ought to be a wasm.” They all go back to
these four big lies. They deny (a) the goodness of God, (b) the truthfulness of God, (c)
the righteousness of God, and (d) the graciousness of God. God is gracious. Say,
“Gracious.” God loves you. God wants you to be like Him. God wants you to enjoy
eternal fellowship with Him.
Conclusion
Now, let’s come to a conclusion. How are we going to deal with these lies? How are we
going to overcome them? You say, “Pastor, glad to see you take off your watch and lay
it out there.” A man went to a Baptist church for the first time, and the choir director
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stood up. He said, “What does that mean?” His friend said, “The choir’s going to sing.”
The ushers came forward. He said, “What does that mean?” “They’re going to take an
offering.” The pastor took off his watch, and he said, “What does that mean?” “It doesn’t
mean a thing in the world.”
How are we going to come to a conclusion of this thing? Just leave Genesis and go
to Revelation. May I tell you there are two books the devil hates: One is Genesis and
the other is Revelation, because in Genesis the devil’s doom is pronounced. In
Revelation, it’s carried out. Look, if you will, in Revelation 12, verses 9 to 11: “And the
great dragon was cast out, that old serpent…”—now we’ve already seen him—“that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:”—those are his
four big lies—“he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
And that’s the reason we have such mayhem here on earth. “And I heard a loud voice
saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ:”—listen to me, friend. Here’s how we’re going to overcome
these lies—“for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before
our God day and night. And they overcame him”—here’s verse 11—“by the blood of the
Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
(Revelation 12:9–11)
A. Calvary’s Conquest
Now, how are you going to overcome these lies? How? First of all, by Calvary’s
conquest—by Calvary’s conquest: “by the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 12:11) On
the cross, Satan’s back was broken. His lies are exposed. He’s shown to be what he is:
a fake, a fraud, an imposter. And you’re never going to overcome Satan and his lies
until you come to Jesus. Have you been to Calvary? Has the blood of the Lamb, the
shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, become a covering for your sins? I know again, it’s
politically incorrect to talk about the blood today. We’re supposed to talk about feel-good
religion. The Bible says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission [of sin].” (Hebrews
9:22)
Billy Graham, when he first started preaching, had a professor from Cornell
University come to him and say, “Young man, you’re gifted. You’re a great speaker. You
are very persuasive. But if you want to go places, you’re going to have to leave out that
blood stuff.” Billy said, “I determined to preach on the blood of Jesus more than ever.”
B. Courageous Confession
“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 12:11) Have you been
saved? Number two: “by the word of their testimony.” (Revelation 12:11) What is the
word of our testimony? Not just standing up and saying, “I want to tell you what Jesus
has done for me.” This is the word of our testimony: the Word of God. Bring the Word of
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God against these lies. Make certain that you’re saved. Know the Bible, the Word of
God, that pulls the veil of darkness away and exposes Satan’s lies, like we’re doing this
morning.
C. Complete Commitment
“And they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11) What does that
mean? Not only Calvary’s conquest, not only courageous confession, but complete
commitment. “They loved not their lives unto the death.” They said, “I’m going for God.
Every ounce, every inch, every nerve, every fiber, even if I die serving Jesus, I love not
my life unto the death.” Until a man is no longer afraid to die, he’s not yet ready to live.
Friend, do you know Jesus? Are you saved? Listen to me. Look up. Look right here.
See if you’ve got any of these ideas in your head. Have you been thinking that God is
not good, running from God? You ought to be running to Him. God is good. Have you
been thinking that God is not truthful, that the Bible, perhaps, has errors, and somehow
you can do it some other way? It’s a lie from hell. God is truthful. Have you been
thinking that somehow you can just skate on through and that you will never come to
judgment? Look up here and let me tell you: God is righteous. Have you been thinking
that, perhaps, God doesn’t have a wonderful plan for you? He does. God is gracious.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith.” (Ephesians 2:8) I want you to know Him, and
you can know Him.

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