Dan Hilton - The Way of God

The Way of God is the theme of a Bible study I would like to share with you this afternoon. There will always be a fog between us and the Lord if we didn't see this One Way, have an understanding of this and enjoy the Bible more. First of all, leave your minds open, it is not our position that there is One Way, that's God's position that there is One Way and we believe in Him what is true.

Genesis 3:24 in the days of Adam and Eve we read these words, “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."  “The way of the tree of life” to us means Christ. It was the Lord's Way and it was the Way of the Lord. The way of the tree of life in the days of Adam and Eve. Genesis 6:12, Days of Noah. "And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth."  It says “His way.”  God's Way was clean, they mixed some of these things in with God's Way, it had become corrupt. We must believe that Jesus said that in the days of Noah so in the days of man there will be those that will depart from God's Way. Present days situation explains that. Noah was just and perfect in his generation and walked in the incorrupt Way of God. It wasn't Noah's way -- it was the Lord's Way.

 

Exodus 33:13, Prayer of Moses: "Now therefore, I pray thee, if have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people."  This was the prayer of Moses as he went up to the mountain. He had the right approach praying to God "shew me thy way."  It was not Aaron's way -- it was the Lord's Way. Moses was praying show me thy way. Only approach we can have is "shew me thy way."


Judges 2:22, "That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the Lord to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not."  Moses had died and God had pointed Judges way nor Gideon and other Judges -- it was the Lord's Way. The W
ay of the Lord and God was going to leave these people in the land of Caanan to test people to see if they would keep the Way. As we look into the future it will test us and prove us. It was the Way.


Days of Kings II Samuel 22:31, "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in him."  David, Solomon or any of the other kings in that day it was the Lord's Way. God's Way changed one bit it becomes imper­fect -- live God's Way as it is in Christ. We don't mean when we speak of a perfect way that God's People are perfect. God's people are imperfect people walking in a perfect way, going on to perfection, but the way is perfect. We preach the gospel of Christ. Christ should be the attraction that should be like a magnet.  Christ should be our joy, our rest and satisfaction and if the people can bring some joy that's like a bonus.

Mention what the Bible says about the false way. 119 Psalms verse 104, "Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way."  We get understanding through God's Way. "I esteem all thy precepts to be right."  That settled it with me -- what God said, should be our attitude toward the false way. The Lord died for people in the false way we should have a burning love for them, but it's the doctrine, the teaching that we should hate. Devil is the father of lies. Devil is spoken of as a serpent. Might we say to you young boys and girls:  there is no other way than God's Way.


Days of the prophets Jermiah 6:16, "Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."  The teachings suggested stand and look at all the ways. God alone is the good way. He said you will find rest unto your souls. I can say a hearty amen to this -- it is a Good Way -- a land that floweth with milk and honey.  Keep near the secret place and live in fellowship with God.

 

Jeremiah 32:39:  God said, "I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them."  There is One Way, God's word, and we accept that because God taught us. God's word is given us and we are to believe it. "I will give them one heart, and one way."


119th Psalm verse 89, "Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven."  Before this Bible was written, it was a settled issue, face the situation and investigate, for after all there is one Bible, He died one death.


Days of Jesus, Matthew 7:14. Jesus there speaks about this as a narrow way. I am glad it is, it couldn't be a wonderful way if it was a broad way; everything would come in and spoil the way. Keep the purpose before us in making it no broader than He intended, but as much as we possibly can the narrow way.

 

Galatians 5:13, "Ye have been called unto liberty; only use not Liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."  Let us not take liberties; see how far we can go in things. Let us keep the beautiful, lovely narrow Way of God.


John 14:6. Last night of Jesus life Thomas asked, "How can we know the way?"  Jesus gave the answer, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."

Ephesians 4:5,6, There is one body, and one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in all.  Three parts: one baptism, one spirit, one baptism -- holy spirit's part in regeneration and the baptism in the water, burying the past and the baptism of fire, baptism of suffering, and persecution.


II Peter 2:15. "Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Basor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness."


Now you might have question in your mind, “What is the right way?”

 

The Bible clearly and distinctly says that God's Way is the Right Way. Defending a way just because I am it, and we are not saying we are right--IT is.  It's the Lord's Way that is right. "There is a way that seemeth right" some have forsaken the Right Way -- just because the people might turn away from God's Way doesn't change the Way. God's Way is right -- yea, forever.

 

Revelations 1:8 and Revelations 22:13, "I am Alpha and Omega" the beginning and the ending. Message through John to the people, and the Lord wanted to remind the people that Jesus was still the whole truth. "We don't need more than Christ; what we need is more of Christ." The whole thing from A to Z.

 

If you have a reason to give up the hope and Way -- our hope and God's Way. We take this position:  We believe Jesus' Way is right. It couldn't be otherwise and we are seeking to follow in his ways and encourage others to do likewise.