HAS GOD CAST HIS PEOPLE AWAY
Many give up the Christian life prematurely,
because they think that God is no longer with them.
That God cannot handle the situations in which they
When the trials of life beat vehemently upon the shore
of our lives we must know that there is a God and that
He is alive and working in our behalf.
He has not forsaken us nor betrayed us nor forgotten us.
As we look throughout history God has dealt with His
people in many ways but He has never cast them away.
The nation of Israel was God’s chosen people.
God blessed them as they followed Him.
God used the nation of Israel to prove that man could
not follow the rules necessary to get to heaven.
Yet God exercised judgment with mercy in the events
that lead from Abraham to Calvary.
God judges the nations.
17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and
destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD:
for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations
whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of
thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee
But God’s desire is that Israel may be saved.
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel
2 is, that they might be saved.
3 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but
4 not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and
going about to establish their own righteousness, have not
submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
God’s will is that people be save.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the
Lord shall be saved.
God does not cast out people who trust Him.
We see the wickedness in this nation and we may think
God can not work among a people so corrupt as we have become.
Elijah thought he was alone in Israel during his ministry.
But God had a remnant who was faithful.
And God has a remnant today.
God has not nor will He ever cast out His people.
If you are saved today you must know that God will
never cast you out of His family nor His plan.
We can have perfect assurance that God will never cast us out.
I. BECAUSE OF HIS PASSION FOR THE
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
A. Enough to send His Son to Calvary.
2 Cor 5:21
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1) He left the comforts of heaven to come to a sin sick world.
2) He did only good during His stay here.
Healing the sick
Preaching to the lost
3) He laid down His life
Before the high priest (slapped mocked)
Before Herod (mocked)
whipped with a cat of nine tails
He walked through the angry mob carrying the cross
(Spat upon Him, pulled His beard from His face)
His hands and feet are pierced
The cross the plunged into the ground and our Saviour
is displayed between God and men.
A humiliating, painful death intended for only the vilest sinner
Jesus died for the vilest sinner.
No one who comes to Jesus will be denied.
B. Enough to change our character.
1 Cor 6:11
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed,
but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the
Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without
blame before him in love:
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing
of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church,
not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it
should be holy and without blemish.
I Jn 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
II. BECAUSE OF HIS PROMISES TO THE BELIEVER.
A. Eternal life
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for
that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which
the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God
the Father sealed.
2 Cor 5:1
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this
tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of
God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh
reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall
of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie,
promised before the world began;
I Jn 5:11‑13
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us
eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath
not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe
on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that
ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name
of the Son of God.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness;
and be content with such things as ye have: for he
hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first
day until now;
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ:
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any
comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the
same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
I Jn 1:3
3 That which we have seen and heard declare
we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with
us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and
with his Son Jesus Christ.
C. All Our Need
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added
19 But my God shall supply all your need according
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
D. To answer our prayer
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust
in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in
prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:
but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with
groanings which cannot be uttered.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of
grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help
in time of need.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one
for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I Jn 5:14‑15
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him,
that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
III. BECAUSE OF HIS PLAN FOR THE BELIEVER
A. For the Universe
1 Chr 29:11
11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and
the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in
the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom,
O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
2 For there is no power but of God: the powers that
3 be are ordained of God.
B. A plan for nations
28 For the kingdom is the LORD’s:
and he is the governor among the nations.
C. Plan for man
13 For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee,
when I was made in secret, and curiously
wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet
being unperfect; and in thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance were fashioned,
when as yet there was none of them.
4 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and
5 before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified
6 thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
28 And we know that all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them who are the called according
to his purpose.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of
God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.
God will never cast us out because He has a passionate
love for us, because He promised never to leave us and
much more and because He has a plan for us.
If you fear that you are all alone, come and renew your
commitments to God. He is with you.
He will not leave you alone.