God Dealing With His People, Part 2
Take your bibles, turn with me to Deuteronomy chapter two and we're gonna start in verse 25. This is the last part of the message we were in whenever the last time we were in Deuteronomy was so sold. I don't remember, but this is a tremendous truth. We need to know and be able to answer chapter two and Verse Twenty Five. The Bible said, this day will I begin to put the dread of the and the fear of the bone, the nations that are under the whole heaven who shall hear report of the and shout jumble and be in anguish because of the father.
This is so important that your people learn that I pray you would help me in wisdom to be able to share the truth and I pray you would help them to trust you and trust your strength and your guidance and that you would help us to be missionary sending people and I pray you'd help us to realize the awesome responsibility we have of getting your gospel around the world and I'll give you praise and honor and glory for all that you do. In Jesus name, Amen. Well, the first thing I want to talk to you about tonight is why would God destroy all of those nations? How can God be just and the Old Testament when he is taken out whole groups of people genocide? It would appear and maybe it would appear that God was horrible and I want you to be able to answer that question in your mind.
Not sure I'll do a good enough job, but I want you to consider with me some things. Number one, they are not in a sense nations. These are not innocent nations. Now you know the story. We're in deuteronomy. It's the second giving of the law and just a little bit, uh, this is like Moses's farewell speech and just a little bit josh was going to take over. The Nation of Israel is going to cross the Jordan River. They're going to go into the promise land and little by little they're going to take over and at about seven years they will own the promised land. And in that process they will have destroyed many groups of people. And the command is given. Take them out. The command is given. Take them out. If you recall, we saw last time when we looked at this and when they got to east his land, he said, I promised and I keep
my word, and so don't touch. He saw his land because I gave that to him 500 years ago, 700 years ago, they've been in Egypt for 435 years or so, and Joseph took him to Egypt and Joseph's daddy was Jacob, which was Esau [inaudible] brother, and so it's over 400 years, 500 years, and he kept the promise. Then when they got the lats land, he said, don't touch the lot slant. I promised that to him, so we saw that God's word is true and trustworthy, and when he says something, he means it. Amen. Now he comes here and he says, I'm going to put my dread or the dread of you own. These people have fear of on these, on these nations, and we're going to see them take out these nations. So I would remind you they're not innocent. These nations that are about to take out sacrificed their children to their false gods and [inaudible].
These nations have female and male prostitutes that serve in their temples. When they go to worship, it's a sex orgy in the name of a false god. They have sexual intercourse as a very important part of their religion. We know that these people know about God and we know that from the New Testament. I hope you write this down. Look it up. Romans chapter one and verse 18, all over the world. The Bible teaches that God has placed the knowledge of him in every heart. Everybody knows in Romans chapter one, in verse 18, the Bible said, the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness. Verse Nineteen, because that which might that was may, may be known of God, is manifest in them, for God has showed it under them so somehow they know and he tells us in verse 20, for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and godhead, so they're without excuse.
Understand that versus found in Romans chapter one in verse 18, and the Bible's going to go on and say that they knew him and they rejected him and then they they turned from the creator to the creation and they worship what they made and not who made them, and so all nations from the beginning, God is somehow placing them a knowledge of him and it just stopped here just a second and kind of bear with and understand what's going on in the Bible. Everybody else's making their gods, everybody else's making their gods like Eric showed you tonight, the picture of those Hindu idols, they made their gods and in the Old Testament, the Jewish people were taught what a foolish thing. It isn't even think of making your gods, but that's what's going on, but God has placed in every man they know. People know God made us.
Evolution has no. There's something really happened. They may try to avoid it. They may try to think up other ways. They may use science to try to calm their conscious, but something inside according to the word of God, tells them God made us so no man is innocent. No Man is innocent. Second thing, I want you to look at it as in Romans chapter two, in verse 14, they have a conscience. They know right from wrong. Something's been placed in them that makes them know right from wrong. Romans two, 14, the Bible says, for when the gentiles, which have not the law do by nature that these contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves. So in verse 14, underline, have not the law. Maybe put a circle around that and in the Margie and Bible, right, not the Bible, they don't have the word of God.
They didn't have the books of Moses. They'd have the law of the prophets. They didn't have the psalms. It has the books of poetry and have the prophets, didn't have the history. Books didn't have Moses as low, but you know what? They knew and by nature, by nature, the things in love, they were doing them and that became a law to itself. Verse Fifteen, which show, which shows us the work of the law written in their hearts. Look at that, the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience, bearing witness, their conscience, also bearing witness and their thoughts. The meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to My Gospel, so they're going to be told to go in and take these nations and that comes across. I mean really, when you read the Old Testament, if anything shocks you, it's how many times God said, just go kill him.
Just go kill him, and we're like, was the god of the Bible into genocide is the god of the Bible into destroying people and I want you to bear with me. Number one, creation says that number two conscious says that God is real and God is their conscious. Tells them God is there, but let me remind you that the people that are about to be attacked in the book of Joshua, they know about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and they have watched them worship and live for their god. They've been traveling around wondering in this promised land that was given to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and where their feet touched and they've known those guys and seeing their testimony is pretty obvious I would think are pretty clear. If you know anything about the history of the Bob, if you know anything about anything that they probably heard about Sodom and Gomorrah getting destroyed, that probably that story was probably told that was probably on the front page of the French flintstone times and everybody's like, what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?
And you can only imagine when they're interviewing and trying to figure out what goes on. And it stated, well, that was a wicked place and there was a man there that got out. Only one guy got out. How'd you get out? What was it? They probably knew that story. I'm sure by now they've heard of the plagues in Egypt. That's got to have spread across. We know from the book of Joshua that did spread. They knew they'd heard, they'd heard of the plagues of Egypt. They had heard how God had delivered the people through the Red Sea. We know that Ray hab new Rahab the Harlot, Joshua chapter two, they show up at, at, at, at rehabs place, and ray have a harlot in, uh, in the city of Jericho that should be killed with everybody else. Says, Hey, we know about you and we know about your God and we know what's about to happen.
So they knew about God. Creation, told them, conscious, told them, testimony, told them they knew. Ray have said, I'm going to do something about what I know I'm going to accept. I'm going to trust. I'm going to believe I'm going to ask. We know that in Deuteronomy Chapter two, in verse 25, before they ever go to attack anybody that he puts the dread of the nation of Israel and the fear of the nation of Israel on all the other nations. We know in Deuteronomy Chapter two in verse 25, it says, who shall hear report of the and tremble and be in anguish because of the so I want you to understand that he's going to annihilate these people, but he's going to annihilate these people when creation told them there's a god and they knew they made their own gods in. Don't you realize that when you're taking a the book of Isaiah, the Book of Psalms several places just to make so much fun, a guy goes out in the woods and cut down a tree and that tree he takes it makes him a wooden model and what slept over.
He takes the wood and the shavings that he makes him a fire to keep some brandwidth and he said that these gods that can't see and hear and smell and they're just like them, they're dumb as they are. They can't speak the. So these people had to know I'm making idols. And by the way, I've been in a country where people have business setup making idols and you could go by there and then they'll, they'll, they'll take some scald. Yes. So I don't know what it would be called an English, it's not cement, but it's kind of a the whatever that junk is. People make pottery type stuff out of here and they'll take that and they know it's just a lump of clay and they know it's just some little mixture. They're gonna mix with water and they're going to come up with something and they're cussing and drinking and and live in wild lives and not godly at all in that they, when they get through, they're going to have made you something you could worship at your house.
The guys who make them know they're not real. Everybody knew they weren't real. So the God says, go take them out. There are plenty of Bible stories that show us of others that knew about God, but they rejected him. Anyway. For example, if you ever heard of the story later on in the Bible of a guy named David who will kill the glass so that all may know when we read that story, we see the story of David and Goliath and we think in terms of are there was a wee little boy named David. He killed a big old giant and we get it all wrong. The story's not about I'm on a board. He killed a big giant. The stories about a big God and David wanted everybody to know there is a god in Israel, the God of Israel, the Real God. So watch this, a guy who shouldn't be able to win.
We'll win and all you fellow scenes as you watch every fellow seat on these mountains, you know I should lose. You know I should lose, but if I, when I approved the youth, there's a god in Israel. That's what he said. Go read the story. That's the real story. And then David Wins and then they should have been. A Philistine says, we still won't believe, but they knew they weren't innocent. They were God rejectors and God. Haters, can you think back with me of Dagon you remember they gone, they set him in there and they bring their. Are the arc of the Jews. They put it in front of all day, gone their idol. They think we are Dagon is conquered their God and we brought their arc. They come in the next day. Somebody tells me what happened when they got in there the next day. Well, what happened? Where was the ato fell on his face.
He's laying on the ground. I could just imagine that Kate, you. There's the art and there's a whole day gone underground. They come and say, Oh, poor little God who is pick you back up and help you sit up. Sorry. Did you get drunk last night? What happened? You fall down so okay, little God will take care of you and the next night he falls down and give what else happens to him. Now he's busted. Now he's missing stuff. They go in and at this time it ain't like he just fell over. Wasn't a wind that came through and blew over a stack of c meant something happened. They knew. Do you not realize they knew God was giving him a witness and he was saying, your God is nothing. There is a real God, the God in heaven that they rejected him. You ever think about the Philistines when they got the arc?
These stories are off to the Bible, so you know your God is not just a destroyer of people. He didn't come to kill people. He came to save people. You should say amen. Right there. You remember the story of the Philistines? I men, they're having bad times. They're getting hemorrhoids and all kinds of rats and all kinds of junk going on, and finally they got around and talking. They said, I know what the problem is. We've got to give them their. Get their art back, and they even made some idle junk, stuck it in the and send it back on a couple of milk cows because you know what they were saying, there's something more than just regular here. There's something more than just regular here. He's God. So was it just to mass annihilation? Was it just God was like, I'm into genocide and I picked Jews.
I'm going to kill everybody else. That's just not what the Bible would teach at all. You remember the jailer and the Pharaoh back in Egypt. Just jumping around a bible too much for you. You remember them? The old jailer. He gets a whole. What's his name? I just named. Just left me. What's his name? The guy that owns old Joseph when he first gets there. Oh, pottipher. You remember how pottipher potter says something different about this boy? He said, I've noticed something. When you're around God's with you. What do you mean by that? God blesses when you're here. I don't know if I'll potter forgot savior if it didn't get saved, but I do know this. He knew. That's what the book says. A man by the way, Pharaoh knew, Huh? Huh? Huh? Pharaoh said Pharaoh said, hey, nobody could explain these dreams to me.
And they say, well, there's a guy down in the prison can. We don't know how he does, but he got a direct line to the guy who gives dreams, says in the book or not talk to me. They go down and get him. He comes up and when he comes up he says, Hey, I'm not special about me. I don't know stuff.no stuff. By the way, Daniel says the same story, that knee all through the Bible, God saying, I'm here, and people are saying you could drop dead, not a won't you? Pharaoh knew potter for new. These pagan nations would have caused even more temptation by the way that they've been left in place, so I want you to understand what happened. Please understand by conscience they knew it was written in their hearts. They knew they were wrong. I've read of. I've read of cannibals and head hunters and read stories about them and their.
They had to get used to killing. The first time they killed. They felt sick. Why? They feel sick because God built it in him wrong. You may not know me, but that's wrong. I don't like people to kill people because there's a god in heaven and he's showing people that so then they're conscious. They knew it was wrong. The creation said it was wrong, but God was cree screaming from the heavens all through the stories. It's wrong. My goodness, I says, point one out of three that I need to do. I'm going to be ready to preach that, but watch this one. One of the wonderful stories you can read about missions. Yo, you should get a hold of the piece. Chow. Don Richardson, selling the story of the piece. Chow. It's a book about that thick, but in the story of the piece, Chow with Don Richardson, there is a.
there's A. There's these two tribes and they're at war and when he tells them about Jesus, they don't like Jesus at all. They can't stand Jesus. They think he's a wimp. They think he's a loser. They think he doesn't have what it takes and he tells them about Judas and they're all like, we love Judas. He's us. He's one of us. That's the kind of, yeah, we lacked. Oh Judas. And in the middle of the story, he sees a battle between these two nations and they make peace, but taking a child from one side and putting on the other side and they brought this child over and he said, what's that? They said that's a piece chow, because if the child comes from the other nation to this station and gets raised as one of us, anybody who would kill him, it'd be horrible, and Richardson head will.
Jesus came from the other side, it will became one of us and Judas him, and they said, Judas, oh terrible guy. We Hate Judas, and that's the whole story. So they were not innocent nations. If you think I'm anywhere near right, say, man, if I hope it helps you understand this is a big deal, but if they left them in place of God left them in place, don't you understand what he's going to tell them all through the Bible? These are these guys, don't love me. These guys rather have sex orgies that churches and talk about Jesus. These guys are burning their babies to their idols. That's not who we are. These gods will attempt to walk away from me, so get rid of them. You don't get rid of them because I hate them. You get rid of them because they hate me.
You didn't listen to that, but it's the truth. God's people often look to false hood to find what they want locked to look at that religion. I like to wear they chant and swinging them little things with incense and it. I like that. That's cute. I like the way they sing the little songs to sit there doing this. They were doing their little thing. I like all that and he says, if you get around it too much, you'll learn it, so get rid of it. The physical and prideful part of these false religions can be appealing for you. These nations represent sand and things that cry out for you to sin against God, so here's the whole truth. In Deuteronomy, he's going to say, and in Joshua and judges and the kings, he's going to say, get rid of these godless people, but the reason is because he's teaching a story about a nation, a nation that's a theocracy led by God and later by a king, but even then, it's supposedly a nation dedicated to God and he's going to say that represent sand that represents septation.
That's going to pull you out. Now, when you get saved, just like it said this morning, when you really want to serve God, you cut your hand off, you pluck your eye out, you cut your foot off. Not Literally, but you do say, I am taking drastic measures to pull away from sin. This is no joke. Serving God is not for the faint of heart. Serving God is not like praise Jesus for salvation. Once saved, always saved. You can live like the devil. After you get saved, that's not in the scripture. Once saved, you'll live for Jesus because he made a difference in your life. So maybe you should kill some nations. Maybe you should destroy some nations that cut off some feet and cut off some hands of black eyes. How about the nation of pornography? No, you can't play with that nation. You're letting it hang around too much. It'll affect you so you better get rid of it was not. You say, well, it's okay. I'm just friendly. I'm not accepting it. Not Worship again, not following it, but you can't play with that junk. It'll destroy you. How about putting some boundaries so you avoid sin? Some of you are like, hey, having a little social drink and hanging out with that do wrong and doing
the things you're wrong. That's okay. Well, probably not in Jesus's Day and probably not in the Old Testament Day. Probably in the old testament they he just said, blow them off the face of the earth because I know what'll happen. You hanging around him, you'll get to be like them. You hang around. A bunch of people want to divorce your wife. You might get the idea yourself. Well, you're mad aren't. I'm so sorry. It just happens to be what's in the passage is what it's all about. Here. Put some boundaries. It might be that there are people, places and things that might cause you to fall and it's time for you to get rid of them, to do your job. Since I want to finish and I got five minutes, someone will give you the last two points in five minutes. The second thing I want you to look at tonight is verse 20, chapter two and verse no, Chapter Three and verse 20. Look at that. If you would, until the Lord have given rests under your brethren as well as unto you until they possess Atlanta, we should circle the word until now. Want you to write this down, finish what he told you to do,
finish what he told you to do. God has a plan for your life. God has a will for your life and you're supposed to finish it. In Deuteronomy two and three, he's talking to the two and a half tribes are going to stay on the wrong side of the river, and I said, wrong side of the river. They out never stayed on that side. God had a place for them. They chose to tell the wrong side and he let it go, but he said, all right, I'll let you have it, but you stick until you finish. You do the job that God has sent you to do, and that's a big thing for all of us. It's easy for the older you get, the more you want to coast, you want to move into the state of Florida or Arizona, which are waiting rooms for heaven. You just want to sit and enjoy. The Sun no fight until he comes back. We're about leading your home by the way. The older you get, not the less responsibility you have, but the greater responsibility because as I get older, I've got 18 grandkids
now. I've got responsibility for for kids, and then I got responsibility for the ones that follow after that, and if the Lord lets me live long enough, I'm lobbying to have some great grandkids. Somebody needs to do some prey in here. Somebody needs to do some bibles sharing. Here's somebody needs to set an example here. The older I get, it seems a more responsibility. God puts on me. Don't get tired because you don't get what you want. Quickly think most of us are like, we want a Christian life that's like over and done and quick. That's never the teaching and the scriptures. Last thing I want you to look at chapter three in verse Twenty Eight, God wants you to encourage the next group of leaders. God wants you to encourage the next group of leaders. Let me just remind you quickly of these things here. He says in verse Twenty Eight, but charge Joshua, encourage him and strengthened him, and I'm going to tell you what I think's wrong with most of our churches. Old People won't let go. An old people won't share and old people won't change to teach. We finally got a job when the old people died and let us have it. We as a 100 when they gave it to us, and so we don't plan on letting anybody else have it too. They're 100 and will you need to realize this, Moses, your day's done, buddy.
You're not going any further. So teach Joshua. That doesn't mean you quit working, but I'd like to challenge you just for a few minutes. I'd take longer if I had to spend so much time on the other, but can I remind you that if we don't encourage and motivate and strengthen some young people, we're going to miss up. Hey, genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers and deuteronomy have been great books. Boy, we've seen God do great things where you've seen God create the world. We've seen a flood. We've seen God call out a nation. We've seen God do all of these preparations, but there's a guy coming right after this book and he's gonna be one. He robotic. He's gonna lead the nation of Israel to do things that's just, wow, they're going to take over the promised land and I don't get to do it all, but I could do it and where God wants me to until, but I need to realize there's other guys following me, so sometimes you may get cha tired at vision because so many young preachers, because so many people come and so many people go, but I'd like to challenge you as a church to encourage them and strengthen them because they're the ones that are going to go on before this people and caused him to inherit the land, which I shall see you and I know that's about Joshua.
Moses is time for you to change gears, buddy. I'm moving you out. You get the rest of the book of Deuteronomy and then it's over. You get the right. The last verses of the Ron me when I say your dad, but I want you to prepare the next group. Almost every church I go into as a bunch of old white haired people, I am one of them, so I'll say that, but we hadn't trained anybody. We haven't raised anybody up.
I know this is weird, but when I was a kid, you wanted to have a boy kid to carry on your last name. You didn't really want to have all girls. You have wanted to have girls, but you wanted some boys because you want to make sure that the gardener name lives on. You kind of want that. I, I know nowadays people probably don't, but when I was a kid up, I want a dad. I'll give you a hint. If we want to see the gospel, keep going. We don't just do the work. We train others to do the work. We don't just do the work. We train others to do the work. By the way, Moses wanted one more chance. Is it? Come on, God. Let me go ahead and go into the promised land. Look, if you would at chapter chapter two and a three in verse 24, o Lord God, you have shown servant how great you are.
You have shown us your mighty hand. You've shown us that there's a what, what God is there in heaven or earth that can do according to your works. God, you're good. Uh, Sweden. And he said, so in Verse Twenty Five, come home, I'd like to ask you one more time. Can I go into the promised land? And God said, I'm tired of listening to you. You ain't going. You would ask asking. I'm not answering that prayer. Look at Verse Twenty Six, what the Lord was wroth angry with me for your sakes and would not hear me. And the Lord said to me, stop it. Let it suffice. He don't talk to me about this anymore. Don't speak to me about this matter anymore. No, you're not getting in. He said, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll take you up on a mountain. I'll let you look over and see if I hand you a pair of binoculars and say, check out what you could have had if you'd have just done what it told you, but now go get josh already to go there.
God wanted Moses to teach Joshua. You needed to teach Joshua how to lead a nation and how to lead his home, needed to teach Joshua how to walk with God and challenge him not to forget to honor and obey God. Need to tell Joshua not to make the same mistakes he made because he made some needed a challenge. Joshua, not to challenge him to stand on the truth and not let the crowd get him away. Moses encourage him and strengthened him and helping him to understand who god is and how God works. Helping to know that no matter how big the job is and how scary it is, God's bigger reminded to keep his eyes on Jesus and spend time with God and controlled his thought life. Here's the beautiful thing that's so wonderful in the Bible that is true about all of us and that is this, that Joshua.
He says, Moses, Joshua is going to be successful, and then he tells him to further. Joe, Joshua, he says, jobs done, buddy. All you gotta do is go out there. It's done. I mean, it's all yours. Oh, you got to do is go. You just step out and I'll do the rest of it. By the way, that's how it is with us. Every missionary we send out, you can go, no, this, it ain't you going to do anything. It's God's going to do it. You step out there and God said, just step out there, son. I'll take care of things. He promised that he'd be successful. It was the promise land after all, which means I get my promise. Insurers. So Joshua, all you gotta do is walk in or say he promised it to me. So give it to me. It's mine. Uh, yes, he's going to have to swing his sword and yes, he's going to have to fight.
But God's already proved himself. Joshua was a success before we ever got started. Uh, Joshua hadn't even taken over the range yet. And God said, you're a success. You won an emmy. Jurors and I hadn't acted yet. You don't have to. I'm going to act a man. That's good stuff. Whoa. Help those that follow you to be a success in the ministry God has for them. Help them learn from your mistakes. I think the right thoughts so Satan doesn't get an advantage over them. Father in heaven, I love you and I thank you for your word and I pray you'd help people to know you're a sweet and wonderful God. You're not in the business of destroying people.
Those people rejected you after clear warnings at clear seeings of who you are, and I thank you for that. I thank you that I can. No, you won't change your mind and you won't change your word and what you promise you. Keep a thank you for that and I thank you lord that you got a job for me to do it. I'm not just here for no reason. You have a job for me to do. I want to do it until you take me home and got a thank you that I have the privilege of investing in young lives so they can do for you more than I ever did. They could do for you more than all the older guys in this room have ever done and see your greatness. We love you and we magnify you. With your heads bowed, your eyes closed.
Maybe you ought to come and apologize to God for thinking. He just wanted to annihilate nations and realize what he did. He did wonderful things. He showed his power. He wrote it in her conscience. He showed them the creation. He gave them options and they refused him. Have. You ought to come from apologize. Maybe you to come and say, I will work until I do what God wants me to do. I'm not looking for laying down place. I'm not looking for arrest in place. I'm looking to do the job that God takes me home. Maybe out of gum, tell him that maybe you ought to come tell him that I am going to use my life to encourage others. I'm going to use my life to encourage young people and maybe in our church you could start to raise up young men and young women.
You're a lady, several young ladies who would go on to become the kind of woman of God you are and I love you ladies and how you love God. Once you say, I will help other ladies become like that, man, why don't you come and say, I'll help other men become like that. I'll help bill men of character. I'll help bill minute. Trust God, man that will look to God and let God work in their lives. Why don't you come tell him that you can make a difference. Father in heaven, I love you and I thank you and I praise you for who you are and what you're doing. I pray you'd work in our lives and our praise. Magnify yourself and I'll give you all glory and all. Praise God in heaven. I love it.
You and I thank you for your word and I pray you'd help us to grow and to see your hand on our lives and help us to make a difference. You make a difference in us, and now let us live out that difference. Now, pray to God that you'd help our people to continue to serve you and honor you and magnify you. God uses to make a difference. We love you and thank you. In Jesus name. Amen. Thank you. Would you have a seat for just a second? I just want you to know he's a good. You can come on up for the train. I want you to know he's a good God wants you know he's a good God. The same Jesus. That's the kindest person ever walked the planet from this morning. That wouldn't hurt a bruised reed or a smoking flax is the same one in the old testament who loved people.
Nate is refused. They refused him and let me just tell you, they're going to refuse him today. They're going to refuse him today and you were out in a world and you're a witness. Isaac, you're a witness. Abraham, you're a witness. Jacob your witness. David, when you go to kill Goliath, boy, Jesus ought to be magnified by them seeing your life now to know about him, and so I hope you take that seriously. We're sending missionaries so they'll know, so if they reject him, then they their, their, their reward is there earned reward. A man. Let's tell them about Jesus. Pray for people and pray that souls will be saved. I hope you know he's a good God. Man. I want you to leave tonight. No one. He's a good God. I wanted to take the time so you know, he's a good God. He wasn't into genocide.
I know people make fun of the Bible for that. I don't think they thought it through. I don't. I know I didn't do a good job of, but I think I've tried to help you see, he's a good God. Always been a good God. He's a good God in Genesis. He's a good God in leviticus. He's a good God and numbers and Deuteronomy. He's a good God. He always is a good God. I think he likes here. He's a good God and I want our church to always think he's a good God. Now I want you to do the job God's got for you to do and and help other people grow in that and then a man to help us. Thank you. You're a great church. You are a great. I'm so blessed to work with you. The older folks in here, and I know older people in here means younger than me, but I thank you for helping young people. I thank you for sharing and discipling. Thank you for raising kids for Jesus. Thank you for praying with people. Thank you for being the example. We want to make a difference. Say, man, don't you stop.