David, Jesus, and the Command to Depart

Below are notes to a sermon preached Sunday evening, May 07, 2006, at
Gospel Light Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia. 
By Michael D. O’Neal
Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church
Albany, Georgia

Scripture Reading: Psalms 6:1-10

Text: Psalms 6:8

Psalms 6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

Introduction: Once again I remind you that the Old Testament is in perfect agreement with the New Testament in that it points to the person of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ:

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Jesus took two of His disciples and spoke to them of the Old Testament:

Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

He continued by saying:

Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

There is no doubt that the statement of David in our text was a statement by him of a desire to have no company with wicked people.

However, it is more than that.

It is a clear prophecy of a future statement that will be made by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

Then in Matt. 7, we find it again, worded a little differently:

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

If you will turn with me to Matt. 7, I want to show you a few things tonight that you should consider and remember when you read the words of the Psalmist that comprise our text.


Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    A. They cover their sin
       1. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso    confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

    B. They camouflage their spirit

    C. They clean their shell (outside)
       1. Matthew 23:25-27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is    within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe   unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead   men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.


Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    A. They claim to prophesy

    B. They claim to put away unclean spirits

    C. They claim to perform wonderful works

    D. They claim to preach Christ
       1. Three times in the verse – “in thy name”


Peter is not the admitter at the gates of Heaven – JESUS is!

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

The one who they will see at the strait gate and the narrow way is JESUS.

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    A. Jesus knows the hypocrisy of those who are RELIGIOUS but LOST

    B. Jesus knows their hearts

    C. Jesus knows their hellishness

    D. Jesus knows their hope and hopelessness


Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    A. It will be fearful
       1. Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

    B. It will be fiery

    C. It will be final
       1. Too LATE to be saved!
       2. No purgatory
       3. No parole
       4. Just everlasting torment!

CONCLUSION: If you’re not saved, it doesn’t matter how many people you
have convinced that you ARE saved, you haven’t fooled the Lord!

Come to the Lord Jesus Christ and trust Him for salvation tonight!




Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor,
Gospel Light Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 3071 (237 Lockett Station Road),
Albany, GA 31706
(229) 432-0039 (church) / (229) 698-2127 (parsonage)
*Scriptures in my notes are from the Authorized Version 1611 -KJV- and are used by permission of the Author – Ephesians. 6:17*
“Lord, Send A Revival!”



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