The Prince of His People – Youth Conference 2019

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The Princes of His People

Psalm 113:6, 7  He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

 

Intro: The theme of this Youth Conference is “A Child of the King.”

A. The Preeminence of GodWho is like unto the LORD our God?

One of the biggest reasons that people do not fear God is they fail to recognize Who He is.

One of the biggest reasons that people do not live for God is they fail to recognize Who He is.

One of the biggest reasons that people do not obey God is they fail to recognize Who He is.

One of the biggest reasons that people do not love God is they fail to recognize Who He is.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME is a consuming concern with many young people today.

  • 1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
  • 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
  • 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.
  • 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
  • 5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
  • 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

 

B. The Promotion of Godhe raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill.

Notice how he found us:

  • POOR – and in the dust; that which is cheap; nothing; common; small; insignificant
  • DUST – dry earth, dust, powder, ashes, earth, ground, mortar, rubbish
  • NEEDY – and in a dunghill; that which is unwanted; unloved; despised; left-overs; repulsive
  • He RAISETH up – to be established, be confirmed; to stand, endure; to be fixed; to be valid
  • He LIFTETH – to rise, rise up, be high, be lofty, be exalted; to be high, be set on high; to be raised, be uplifted, be exalted

God specializes in taking NOTHINGS and making SOMETHINGS.

God specializes in taking NOBODY’S and making SOMEBODY’S.

God specializes in turning the tables.

 

C. The Princes of God that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

Not a one of us in here know what it like to live in a royal family.

People are fascinated with royalty.

 

ILLUSTRATION: An estimated 750 million people watched the wedding ceremony of Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Disney has made billions of dollars off of children’s fantasies surrounding princes’ and princesses.

So many films and animated movies have been made about kings and kingdoms, etc.

We are not poor and needy anymore.

We are not in the dust heap and the dunghill anymore.

We have been elevated; promoted; raised up – lifted up by the mighty hand of Almighty God.

There is NO REASON for us to live like we’re in a gutter anymore. – We’ve been raised up – lifted up!

Go has SET US with the princes; the princes of His people.

SET dwell, inhabitant, abide, inhabit, down, remain, tarry

We are sons of God – He is the KING OF KING – this makes us a CHILD OF THE KING!!

  • John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
  • Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

I Peter 2

  • 9 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: (seated with the PRINCES OF HIS PEOPLE)

As a child of the King, there is no excuse for living like the poor and needy.

There is no reason to live like those in the gutter and in the dunghills.

That is what God SAVED us from!

That is what God RAISED US UP from.

That is what God LIFTED US UP from!

 

Once we recognize that we are a CHILD OF THE KING, The Princes of His People – IT WILL…

 I. Affect our THOUGHTS

II Corinthians 10

  • 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
  • 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
  • 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
  • 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
  • 7 ¶ Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Destructive patterns of behavior –

That is not how a CHILD OF THE KING – THE PRINCES OF HIS PEOPLE think!!

Once we recognize that we are a CHILD OF THE KING, The Princes of His People –  IT WILL…

 

II. Affect our TALK

  • Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Ephesians 4

  • 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
  • 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
  • 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
  • 25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
  • 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
  • 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

CORRUPT COMMUNICATION: rotten, putrefied; corrupted by one and no longer fit for use, worn out; of poor quality, bad, unfit for use, worthless

Cussing; dirty jokes; insults; mean and angry words and tones – not fit for a CHILD OF THE KING!!!!

Talking back to parents; disrespecting authority; slandering authorities – not fit for a CHILD OF THE KING!!!!

Acting in church – talking, playing, laughing and mocking serious things.

No child of the king is going to act like that in the presence of the King.

 

Once we recognize that we are a CHILD OF THE KING, The Princes of His People – IT WILL…

 III. Affect our TOUCH

TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING

II Corinthians 6

  • 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
  • 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
  • 17:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

TOUCH NOT A WOMAN

I Corinthians 7

  • 1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
  • 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

You think you can handle it.

  • Samson couldn’t. He was the strongest man that ever lived.
  • David couldn’t. He was a man after God’s own heart.

Are you stronger than Samson?

Have you earned more favor with God than David?

Colossians 2

  • 20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

21  (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

 

IV. Affect our Trust

  •  Psalms 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

What exactly is it that we do not believe our Father can do?

What exactly is it that we do not trust our Father to be able to handle?

What promise has our Father – the King of Kings made to us, that we do not believe He will keep?

What has our Father – the King of Kings – given His Word that He can do, that you still doubt?