He Lifteth (2 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
I want to talk to you about the completion of this thought that we had in the previous message of the lowest depths of hell to the highest heights of heaven, how the Lord lifts people in His great salvation. The text is Psalm 113: 7,8 He lifteth the needy out of the dunghill that he may set him with princes even the princes of his people. And we call attention to the fact now that that is exactly what we are, a person must realize that he is lost before he can ever be saved. That he must realize his need that we are sinners.
I had to find out that I was a sinner, undone and everyone must to some degree sometimes. We sing the song, Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I want to stop and ask you people, do you really know that that is true? Have you ever realized that you are wretched that there is no hope for you at all, that you cannot make it by yourself, you can't make it to heaven, you can't look after yourself, you will never be able to do it, you need Christ, you are a sinner and undone, you are a wretch?
But Jesus comes and saves wretches, that's what He does, He turns us into princes of God, that's what He does, He lifteth the needy out of the dunghill that He may set him with princes, even the princes of His people. Oh my friends it is a wonderful thing when you know you have been lifted from sin and shame to the presence of God. There is a chorus we sing I've been lifted, thanks to Jesus I've been lifted, out of shame, by His wondrous grace and mercy, I've been lifted praise His name. He can lift you out of the dunghill. Are you living in a dunghill today? A man or woman living in adultery are living in a dunghill, the men or women who are living in stealing are living in a dunghill, the man or woman who is living in all these other things that we could call by name, crimes people commit, hatred in the heart, ill-will, harsh ugly words, all of this God ...
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