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For Him, by Paul Washer

March 4, 2009

Transcript of one of his messages (one of the most powerful I’ve heard)
In case you’d rather listen, turn the computer sound down first 😉
The video is here.

You don’t need self-esteem. You need the knowledge of God. It’s all about Him!
Your heart beats for Him!
You were given breath for Him!
You were given strength for Him!
You were given a mind for Him!
You were given everything you were given for Him, and it is only by living for Him that you’ll ever going to have find purpose or meaning.
And even in that you will not find purpose and meaning, if your goal is to find purpose and meaning.
You should believe in Jesus Christ, you should repent and you should serve Him even if He sends you to hell because He is worthy of repentance, He is worthy of faith, and He is worthy of service, though you get nothing from it.
Do you understand that kind of Christianity?
Well, it’s all about Him!
And not about men.
For what reason does our heart beat? For what reason does our chest draw in breath?
There is only one reason, and this is for Him.
Men were not made for men.
This world was not made for men
Men were made for God.
And the christian says “I was born in sin and in sin my mother conceived me”.
I have broken every law of God and I deserve the full extent of His just wrath against me.
I am trusting in the virtue and the merit of another.
Jesus Christ my Lord.
All to Him.
“Nothing in my hands I bring
Simply to the cross I cling”
I need no other argument, I need no other plea
It is enough that Jesus died
That He died for me.
A young man came tome one day and he said “You’re right, brother Paul, Jesus is all we need”.
I said “young man, Jesus is all we have, He’s not just all we need”.
Outside of Him, there is nothing.
You need to understand that that great book of Colossians does not only teach us that the world was created by Christ and for Him but it was created in Christ.
Everything outside of Jesus Christ is not reality!
Everything outside of Jesus Christ is absolutely absurd!!
Everything outside of Jesus Christ is death!
There is nothing. There’s no reality, there’s no logic, there’s no sense, there’s no reason, there’s nothing that works, everything was made to be in Christ
Your greatest problem is lashing yourself down to this truth, Total surrender to the person and will of Jesus Christ for the glory of Jesus Christ

That men might see what they are and in seeing what they truly are,having their hearts exposed, they will see their need of a Saviour.
But while you play with them, and cuddle them and protect their so-called self-esteem, you at the same time damn their soul to hell. Seems like every time I get up to preach in a meeting some person would get up and sing a song that asks the question “Oh, God, what did you see in me, that you saved me!?” and I feel like a kid in school with his hand raised in the back: “Oh, pick me up, I’ll tell you.” What did God see in you!? He saw an object of wrath. He saw someone who broke every law he ever made and lived a dislocated perverted life.That’s what He saw. Why did He save you? Two reasons:
1) God is love
2) To demonstrate His glory, His mercy, His attributes.
Not only the world, but even beyond.
You were given everything you were given for Him!
And it is only by living for Him that you’ll ever going to find purpose or meaning.

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