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Take All Commands From the Tower

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Take All Commands from the Tower

 

Psalms 61:3  For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

 

The Soldier’s Baptist Church is a Tactical Operations Center, which is a physical groupment of those elements of a general and special staff concerned with the current tactical operations and the tactical support thereof and takes all commands from the tower.

 

Friend Sunday is a Tactical Operation.

 

Many of us know that a tactical operation is. It is military operations conducted on the battlefield, generally in direct contact with the enemy.

 

Our battlefield happens to be the world and more specifically Zanesville and the surrounding area. Within this battlefield the enemy is thicker than any of us could ever imagine.

 

1 Peter 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

 

He is devouring the masses by the means of the most destructive weapon known to man, which is better known as sin.

 

Everyone in here has been or is a victim of this weapon of mass destruction.

 

There are two classes of victims sitting here in this room. Let’s call this meeting place a Triage. A triage is a place to treat battlefield casualties.

 

There are two types of casualties in this room as I speak.

 

Those who are on life support and will only recover if they are treated by one particular physician and those who have been treated by this physican who are recovering from the effects of their wounds.

 

You that are on life support. Take all commands from the tower!

 

First of all, RELAX. Do not attempt to treat yourself!

 

The bible makes it clear what the end result of our sin is

 

Romans 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

 

Romans 6:23a  For the wages of sin is death;

 

If you are on life support this morning, meaning you are sitting here breathing without treatment from the only physician that has the ability to heal, and you die without this treatment.

 

You have become a become another enemy KIA as a result of this mass weapon of destruction called sin.

 

TAKE ALL COMMANDS FROM THE TOWER!!!!

 

1 John 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

 

The works of the devil must be destroyed! God will not allow the infection of sin to spread within his kingdom. Not one person will enter heaven who has not been treated by the Physician.

 

The Physician that I have been speaking to you about is the Son of God, his name is JESUS CHRIST. My Lord and my Saviour.

 

You that are on life support within this triage this morning, have a would that is infected with the deadly agent called Sin. It has infiltrated your blood stream and there is only one type of blood that you can receive for a blood transfusion. Without is there is no hope!

 

But there is hope because the blood is within the one who is standing close to you right now. It is your physician!

 

Revelation 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

 

Ephesians 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

 

1 Peter 1:18-19  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

 

Your Physican is standing by waiting for your consent to go ahead with the blood transfusion.

 

All you have to say is YES LORD! I believe you have the power to heal me of my sin inflicted wounds! I believe you are the Great Physician, the Son of God, the Redeemer of man.

 

Romans 10:9-10  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

I too have been hit by the mass weapon of destruction called sin. However it is know longer in my blood stream. I still from time to time experience the flesh wounds from the fields of sin wire I run into from wandering off the path. However my blood stream is sealed unto the day of redemption by the power of God.

 

Ephesians 4:30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 

John 10:25-30  Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.

 

I too was on life support, but I accepted the blood transfusion from the Great Physican Jesus Christ. I will spend eternity with him, not because of anything that I ever done but because I received his free gift.

 

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

 

TAKE ALL COMMANDS FROM THE TOWER!

 

Do you have enough faith to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today? I believe you do.

 

Let’s pray.

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