“Get Out of The Way And Let God Be God”
“And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.” Luke 19:29-35
Within every soul of man dwells the nature of a wild animal. Untamed, devoid of instruction, unable to comprehend the wild nature within – a useless animal in every-way. This wild nature can only be subdued by Almighty God – Jesus Christ! Even after a man becomes born again that Ass nature still remains — it is The Lord now in our lives who continues to subdue our ways everyday. When we try to fix, change or control our ways by our strength we learn very quickly how useless our efforts are. For only Christ is able to keep us from falling – if we try to take his place it shall only be in vain.
This sermon by Bishop Michael Reid (recorded in 1984) is the bedrock of Christian living. It teaches us to get out of God’s way and walk in His perfect grace.
Sermon By Bishop Michael Reid – Recorded: 4th January 1984