The Tysons', Missionary Evangelist
Helping struggling churches in remote areas
Urging missionaries and churches to stand fast in the Last Days
GOD KNOWS HOW


I suppose that in the wisdom and knowledge of God there is no end to the things He knows but I want to speak to you in this message about four things God knows how to do in relation to his mercy and his grace and how he reserves judgment for those who are disobedient.

1- GOD KNOWS HOW TO SAVE SINNERS.

Hebrews 7:25- "Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, speaking of Jesus  seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

(1)- BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS CONFIRM IT.
Psalms 107:2- "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so",
Would I not be a fool to preach to you about a God that I wasn't sure beyond any doubt was able to offer you eternal life?

(2)- SCRIPTURE EXPLAINS IT.
Hebrews 2:9- "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man".
Would I not be a fool to preach about a God who had not already paid the price and tasted death for every man, woman, boy and girl?

(3)- PERSONAL EXPERIENCE VERIFIES IT.
Would I not be a fool to preach to you without knowing Christ in the free pardon of sin myself?

I gave a scripture quote from 2-Timothy 1:12- while pastoring a small mission Church in Alaska: "I know in whom I have believed and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day" and afterwards one of my church members came up to me and said, Preacher what did you have that you could commit to God ? My reply was, I have committed the safe-keeping of my soul unto Him.
 
THE EASY BELIEVISM MOVEMENT HINDERS SALVATION!

There is a large following of preachers today who preach that Repentance isn't necessary for a person to be saved. These Preachers are turning the word of God into a lie and if a sinner never repents of sin they never get truly born again! I firmly believe that the easy-believism methods of corralling converts to the altar and telling them to repeat after me the sinners prayer and all that want to go to heaven, please lift your hands; is sending many unsaved people back to their seats with out being born again! Some pastors go so far as to publish bragging rights in "The Sword of The Lord" telling us how many professions he had on what he calls, "High Sunday". Give me a break! Please see my sermons on "Numbering the people" and "Easy Believism" as well as "is repentance necessary".

While those pastors are gloating over a decision some sinners were supposed to have made; many are still on a collision course with a devil's hell because real born again converts are like a Logger who came to the altar at the invitation during our ministry in Alaska at which time I ask him what he was there for and his reply was: "I need to be  saved". We both knelt and had prayer as he invited Christ into his heart. When The Holy Spirit reveals a sinners condition and the need of repentance; that person will have no problem asking God to be merciful to me a sinner and to save me for Jesus sake. The Holy Spirit can then teach them from God's word as they walk in fellowship with other believers.

When a sinner ask for God's mercy and grace; Salvation is on the way!
John 6:37- "He that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out".

2- GOD KNOWS HOW TO KEEP US SECURE.
When a person is truly born again; he or she will be able to rest on God's promise to keep them until the day Christ comes in the Clouds to receive us unto Himself.
(A)- We are Sealed.
Ephesians 4"30- "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby we are sealed unto the day of redemption".
(B)- We are Kept by God himself.
2-Timothy 1:12-
"For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."



3- GOD KNOWS HOW TO DELIVER FROM EVIL.
All three members of the Godhead are working on our behalf during trials!

(1)- GOD THE FATHER  DELIVERS HIS CHILDREN FROM TRIALS AND TEMPTATION.

2-Peter 2:9- "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to 
reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:"

I-Corinthians 10:13-"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
There is no earthly ordeal too hard for God to help his children through. TEMPTATION in this verse is the Greek word Pi-ras-mos' which  means,"a trial".                                   

We all undergo many trials as we travel through this earthly journey and scripture tells us in Psalms 34:19-"Many are the afflictions of the righteous but God delivers us from them all".

(2)- J
esus Our Saviour is making intercessory prayer for us during trials.
Jesus gave us an example of his priestly work at the right hand of the Heavenly Father while praying in John 17:15 "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil."

(3)- The Holy Spirit is a constant help during trials.
John 14:18 "I will not leave you comfortless".

The Spirit of God is the Comforter whom Jesus sent to abide with us forever! He delivers our prayers to the throne room of God where He intercedes on our behalf. Our prayers should include; that God would protect us and keep us from evil because: 1-Peter 5:8 "our adversary the devil runs to and fro seeking who he might devour".

4- GOD KNOWS HOW TO JUDGE SINNERS.


Jude 1:5-"I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not."
Jude 1:6-"And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."

(1)- Angels who sinned have no opportunity because they aren't free moral agents.
(2)- Fallen mankind has a chance to be redeemed but only if it is done in this life.

Both sinners and angels who rebelled against God are reserved unto everlasting judgment but the angels who followed satan into rebellion against God have no chance of redemption because they were created beings to serve Almighty God. God sent His son to pay the supreme sacrifice for the redemption of mankind.

Conclusion:

Mankind is a free moral agent which means we are given the choice to do right and we are extended an invitation from the Lord, Rev. 22:17- "Who so ever will let him come and take of the water of life freely" After we are saved we have a High Priest seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high who ever liveth to make intercession for us.  we can bring our petitions to him through the indwelling Holy Spirit  and Jesus will plead our cause to the heavenly Father! My what a Great God and Saviour we have! I am reminded of the scripture that tells us in Acts 17:28-"In Him we live and move and have our being".


BY JAMES T. TYSON SR.