Sunday Sermon > Come let us reason together
Come let us reason together
Apostle Alfredo Noble
May 4, 2013 --

                                                           Come, let us reason together”
                                                        Saith the Lord
                                                          (Isaiah 1:18)  
                           

 

God has a plan for our lives and there is no deviation or compromise.  God has set the business of Kingdom building in motion and has set all the perimeters in motion and in place. The only thing that is lacking is the participation of the children of God in accordance to his will and purpose; in short, we must just do it His way.


Scripture Presentation
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

Scripture in Motion

If you are to be in good standing with God, you must:


1. Hear the Word of God Isaiah 1:10
    Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.


2. Acknowledge your ways – 1:11, 14-17
    a. Sacrifice serves no purpose v-11
Isaiah 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
    b. Simulated praise don’t work v-14
Isaiah 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
    c. Your worship is not acknowledged v-15
Isaiah 1:15  And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
   d. Your prayers will not be heard v15c 


3. Come to an agreement with God -1:18
    a. You must be willing and obedient
Isaiah 1:19  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
        (1) You will be awarded (eat) v-19b
    b. Wash and cleanse yourself v-16
Isaiah 1:16  Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
    c. Put away Evil doings v 16c
        (1) Cease to do evil 16d
    d. Your sins shall be forgiven – 18c


4. Change to avert punishment – v20
Isaiah 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
    a. Refusal to comply will result in
        Punishment

Reading for clarity:


Isa 1:10 -  Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Isa 1:11 - To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
Isa 1:12 - When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Isa 1:13 - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Isa 1:14 - Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Isa 1:15 - And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isa 1:16 -  Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isa 1:17 - Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isa 1:18 - Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isa 1:19 - If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Isa 1:20 - But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: