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1 Burmah Road Gospel Hall (Chinese- speaking Assembly)

2 Burmah Road Gospel Hall (Chinese- speaking) Assembly LIVE GODLY LIVES (Tit. 2:11-13) AND REJOICE IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Rom. 5:11) (1) Re: Our Salvation – (II) Re: Our Sanctification – (III) Re: Our Saviour’s appearance – For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present age… Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ

3 2014 The Year of the Horse: The Assembly Theme: (I) Re: Our Salvation – (II) Re: Our Sanctification – (III) Re: Our Saviour’s appearance – (IV) Re: Our Study Text: Psa. 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. LIVE GODLY LIVES AND REJOICE IN CHRIST IN THE YEAR OF THE HORSE!

4 (I) RE: OUR SALVATION – Tit. 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men (A) Positively, (1) We are Saved By Grace. Eph. 2:8 For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God: (2) We are Saved through Belief in God’s Son.Jn. 1:12b, NIV To all who Received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the Right to become children of God--Which were born…of God. Jn. 1:13. NIV

5 (I) RE: OUR SALVATION – Tit. 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men (A) Positively, (1) We are Saved By Grace. Eph. 2:8 (2) We are Saved through Belief in God’s Son. Jn. 1:12b, NIV (B) Negatively,Jn. 1:13 …born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man. …born not of natural descent, nor of human decision…NIV Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph. 2:9

6 A. BELIEVE NOT IN A HORSE though A HORSE IS STRONG. Psa. 20:7 [We cannot be saved by Belief in the Horse.] A.(C) Currently, in this Year of the Horse, B.To be Saved and to Live Godly Lives...

7 A. BELIEVE NOT IN A HORSE though A HORSE IS STRONG.Psa. 20:7 1. Negatively our Strength will Fail without God. An horse is a vain thing for safety… Psa. 33:17 Be it found… a. in Horses because they are Many{Isa. 31:1 b. in Chariots and their Multitude. {Isa. 31:1 c. in Horsemen and their Might cf. Psa. 33:16 but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord! Woe to those who...rely on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong;

8 1. Negatively our Strength will Fail without God. Psa. 33:17 2. Positively, let our Strength be in Faith trusting God. Psa. 147:10, 11 a. God's Strength is Superior to any might. Hos. 1:7; Deut. 20:1 b. God's Spirit is Supreme over any might. Zech. 4:6, 7 It is Not by Might – the Multitude of Horses; Nor by Power – the Might of Horses; But My Spirit saith the Mighty Lord of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV) 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. I will…save them by the Lord, their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

9 I. RE: OUR SALVATION – Tit. 2:11 II. RE: OUR SANCTIFICATI ON TIT. 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Therefore…

10 B. BEHAVE NOT LIKE A HORSE because A HORSE IS STUBBORN. Psa. 32:9b 1. It Needs the Whip for Control (or it will become Headstrong). Pro. 26:3 – A Whip for the horse a. Be under the Master's Direction. Psa. 32:8 b. Be under the Father’s Discipline. Heb. 12:5-11 A.BELIEVE NOT IN A HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY. Be ye not like the horse, or like the mule that have no understanding...

11 2. It needs the Bit and Bridle for Constraint (or it will rush Headlong) Psa. 32:9 a. To Control its Whole Body. Jas. 3:3 b. To Control any Wee Bit. Be ye not like the horse… that have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

12 TO LIVE GODLY LIFE AND REJOICE IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST… (I) Re: Our Salvation – (II) Re: Our Sanctification – (III) Re: Our Saviour’s appearance – Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

13 C. BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY Psa. 32:9; Jer. 8:6 1. Used of a People Quick to do their Own Thing. Jer. 8:6b cf. 7:23, 24 (-28) every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth to battle. They refused to… a. Obey God's Word. 7: 23, 24a b. Walk in God's Ways. 7: 23b, 24b c. Follow God so that they might be Well. 7: 23c, 24c  Well (yatab): Fr. root, to make well, lit. (sound, beautiful) or fig. (happy, successful, right)  In this Year of the Horse, God wants us to Rejoice and have A Joyful and Prosperous (Successful) Chinese New Year 23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, (a) Obey my voice,…and (b) walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, (c) that it may be well unto you. But they (a) hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but (b) walked inthe counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and (c) went backward, and not forward.

14 2. Used of a People not Quickened to the Signs of the Times. Jer. 8:16 "The Horses are Coming" The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

15 Revelation 6:2-8 The Horses are Coming… And I saw… and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. b. The Red Horse of “bloody” Power is Coming.6:3, 4 i. Power to take away Peace. ii. Power to kill People.

16 The Horses are Coming…  And I saw…  lo a black horse;  and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand: a denarius…  For a measure of wheat;  For 3 measures of barley  and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

17 1. It Needs the Whip for Control 2. It needs the Bit and Bridle for Constraint [3. These Horses need the Hook for Compulsion. Eze. 38:4] "I WILL BRING THE HORSES FORTH..." (in the Day of the Lord) a. From all over the Earth …Eze. 38:2-8, i. The armies in the North to the Valley of Hamongog. Eze. 39:11, 15 cf (20) = valley of the multitudes of Gog ii. All kings (Neutral or otherwise) to the Valley of Armageddon.Rev. 19:17-19 cf. 16:16 iii. All Nations to the Valley of Jehosaphat. Joel 3:2, 12 cf. Zech. 14:4

18 "I WILL BRING THE HORSES FORTH..." (in the Day of the Lord) a. From all over the Earth … b. From the Bottomless Pit. i. Locusts shaped like Horses. Rev: 9:1-12 (7) ii. Locusts like the appearance of Horses.Cf. Joel 2:1-11 (4) c. From Heaven.Rev: 19:11-16 i. The Appearance of the Faithful and True on a White Horse. 19:11 ii. The Armies of saints Following on White Horses.19:13

19 THE HORSES ARE COMING … God's People must be Quick to know the Times. Jer. 8:16, 7 My people know not the judgments of the Lord. for NOW it is high Time to awake… Rom. 13:11 a. To Rise up to the Times. Rom. 13:11ff b. To Redeem the Time.Eph. 5:15,16 c. To Realise that Now is the Time. II Cor. 6:2

20 SUMMARY A. Re: Our Salvation – BELIEVE NOT IN A HORSE though A HORSE IS STRONG. Psa. 20:7 B. Re: Our Sanctification – BEHAVE NOT LIKE A HORSE because A HORSE IS STUBBORN. Psa. 32:9b C. Re: Our Saviour’s Appearance – BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY Psa. 32:9; Jer. 8:6

21 CONCLUSION BE ALWAYS REMEMBERING THE LORD OF HOSTS. Psa. 20 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. 4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 1. The New Year Benediction. Psa. 20:1-4

22 5 We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. 2. The New Year Banner. Psa. 20:5

23 1. The New Year Benediction. Psa. 20: The New Year Banner. Psa. 20:5 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. a. There is Individual Confidence: "I”. 20: 6 b. There is Mutual Reliance: "We" 20: The New Year Belief Psa. 20:6-8

24 A Belated Blessed, Fruitful, Bountiful … My Wife and I Wish You All …and Prosperous Chinese New Year. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success – Josh. 1:8 …and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psa. 1:3 Walk in all the Ways that I havecommanded you, that it may be WELL with you. Jer. 7:23b

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