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Sunday Morning: August 27, 2006
Text: Romans 9:22-26 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
MAKE HIS POWER KNOW
Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
PHARAOH’S HEART HARDENED
Exodus 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. (Nothing to do with salvation)
OTHER VESSELS OF WRATH
Isaiah 43:3-4 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
AGAIN, OTHER VESSELS OF WRATH
Joshua 2:10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
MAKE KNOWN HIS RICHES
Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
STARS, VESSELS OF MERCY
Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou (the children) art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
INTO THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee (the children) into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, . . .
THE ELECT LITTLE ONES
Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed (the children) after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
HE CHOSE THEIR SEED AFTER THEM
Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
Exodus 3:22 But every woman shall borrow [demand] of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
REBEKAH WAS PREPARED
Genesis 24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah:
Numbers 14:31 But your little ones (paidion, lxx), which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
PREPARED VESSELS UNTO GLORY
Ezekiel 20:6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them (the little ones) forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:
THAT GOODLY MOUNTAIN
Deuteronomy 3:25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
THE LESSER CHOSEN
Deuteronomy 7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
BOTH JEW AND GENTILE
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, (Gentiles) even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
ONLY SAVED ARE CALLED
2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, . . .
CALLED TO HIS KINGDOM AND GLORY
1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
GENTILES WERE FAR OFF
Ephesians 2:12-13 That at that time ye were without Christ (Messiah), being aliens from the commonwealth (a promised land) of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope (of glory), and without God (of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye (Gentiles) who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ
John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
THE LORD WILL GATHER GENTILES
Isaiah 56:8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others (Gentiles) to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
Isaiah 19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
CALLED GENTILES ARE NOW BELOVED
Romans 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, (Hosea 2:23) I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children [sons] of the living God.
1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy (yet could be saved), but now have obtained mercy.