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WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

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matt. 4:1
Matthew 4:1 KJV 1900
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Introduction: No treachery is worse than betrayal by a family member or friend. Julius Caesar knew such treachery. Among the conspirators who assassinated the Roman leader on March 15, 44 was Marcus Junius Brutus. Caesar not only trusted Brutus, he had favored him as a son. According to Roman historians, Caesar first resisted the onslaught of the assassins. But when he saw Brutus among them with his dagger drawn, Caesar ceased to struggle and, pulling the top part of his robe over his face, asked the famous question, "You too, Brutus?"
May I ask this question this day,
“You too, my brother”?
too, my sister?
“You too, my sister”?
Matthew 12:29–32 KJV 1900
Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
matt. 12:29-32

YOUR COMMITMENT NEEDS TO BE CLEAR

Matthew 4:10 KJV 1900
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
a. You must make your mind to serve God from the start of your salvation.
Joshua 24:15 KJV 1900
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

GOD HAS AN INVESTMENT IN YOU

a. investment - a thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future.
b. education
c. marriage
d. 401k / Petition
2 Corinthians 1:22 KJV 1900
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
a. Earnest - a pledge, i.e. part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest :- earnest.
John 3:16 KJV 1900
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

THE CRUCIAL HOUR IS AT HAND

John 13:27 KJV 1900
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
a. This was the moment, Judas greatest battle that would altimate determine his eternal faith.
Luke 22:61–62 KJV 1900
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
a. Jesus knew satan hate for Peter and his desire to sniff him like wheat.
Luke 22:31–32 KJV 1900
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Luke 22:31 KJV 1900
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
Illustration:
William Tyndale, first translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into English, making a Bible for the common people. In 1535 he was betrayed by a friend, taken prisoner to the castle of Vilford, and continued to work on his translation. He was unable to finish his work because he was sentenced to die a heretic's death: Strangulation and burning at the stake. On October 6, 1536 he cried out his last words.
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