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November 24, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible's teaching of Dr. Don Wilton message is excited about today's message we headed to Hebrews chapter 1 in John 19 with Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment. You don't know Dr. Don Wilton is well-known author and pastor's seminary professor and for the last 20+ years of Dr. Billy Graham's life.
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We prayed for our teachers out educators today.
We are so grateful for them as we pray for so many students getting back into school again. But today, the Lord Jesus. We've got family members that are struggling grieving. We have experienced good journey of life together, and there are many of us are on a mountain top. We all the blessed ones. I thank you today for the blessed ones you do because of the blessings and it all changed to cross its Jesus father pray before you right now that people who are worshiping together with us would know that Jesus Christ is this, Lord, even as we pray for people in Afghanistan and Haiti now next door neighbors who may not be, then Rob will but are under the bondage of sin to eternal hell because they also provided from a holy and a righteous God, thank you Jesus for the cross. In Jesus name we pray together they made two doses of Scripture want you to turn with me first to John chapter 19 I invite you to turn there with me.
John chapter 19 I just want to read one verse to you. John chapter 19. It is such a powerful verse tells what the Bible tells us in John chapter 19 in verse 30 when Jesus had received the drink Jesus saying it is finished. And with that he bowed easy and gave up his spirit. Now turn with me to Hebrews chapter 1 in your Bible.
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Hebrews chapter 1. Let's understand what Jesus meant when he said it is finished. Hebrews chapter 1 verse one in the Boston God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these law studies you spoken to us by his son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through he made the universe the sun is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Often he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to the may the Lord write his word upon our hearts today. Jesus on the cross said it is finished. I don't mind telling you every time I'm in the garden in Israel and we gather together, usually on the final day of our tour is to the holy land.
It's probably the most significant moment for me as I look at Golgotha and then as we consider the empty tomb and as we celebrate the Lord's table together right there where it happened in that statement that Jesus made upon the cross bones in my heart and I know in euros to Jesus said it is finished that little word finished is a very interesting word, even in the Hebrew text and in the context of what Jesus was saying it carries with it the full idea of total conclusive finality.
The word finished means nothing more. That's it. Nothing else means nothing can be added to this, no one no word no need no church meeting. No counsel, no preacher, no I did no favorite no predisposition. Jesus said that's it.
Jesus on the cross was saying to you and me. Don't waste your time. You don't need to share your ideas about it. You don't need to study it and decide if you can find something to improve. Maybe add some little idea. Jesus certainly was letting us know you cannot modernize this. You don't need to bring it up to date. You don't need to dust the soul.
You cannot substitute will provide an alternative. Jesus was on the cross he said is finished. The interesting thing that the writer to the Hebrews tells us is that he says Jesus said this in conjunction with related to Las Vegas. The lost days that little word is very interesting. Many believe as I do that it's tied inextricably and unapologetically into the finality of our lostness in this world in the light all the immediacy and eminence and imminent return of Christ, but that little word there for me personally and I know for you to take attention for me. In today's world. I'm sure also bid in 1850. Because nobody knows the hour at which Jesus will come again but the bottom still us that in the lost days. They will be perilous times I'll leave you to judge that for yourself. Jesus said the dictation of the finality of it is final. What he did upon the cross is upside in all of its theological significance in your and my heart in the lost days. It's MAC panic word of affirmation. It is the greatest statement concerning the superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ, God's son, this is John 316 God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever would believe in him why him him because it is finished in him. So what does this mean what, according to the writer to the Hebrews. If we expound on this passage.
It is finished, means three things very clearly this is God's word. What is it is finished wanted Jesus mean it is finished. Will the writer to the Hebrews tells us first of all that it means God has spoken any further questions. That's what Jesus meant.
God has spoken. The powerful statement that you know you and I smile when it comes to final words are like you, I love to go back and study the lives of great people and the things that people say just prior to the leaving this earth and going to heaven. My saddest one that I think I've ever heard, and I often quote it is Ernest Hemingway who was such a remarkable character and person. We know because history records Ernest Hemingway on his death.
It would definitely save my life is empty as a broken TV with the plug pulled out.
That was his. It is finished final word people running full be great missionary who was tragically killed in the Belgian Congo in the 60s is final word run food me if I will be why, as he was dying, having been killed. He looked up and pointed to heaven and save these Jesus these Jesus the writer to the Hebrews wants us to know that God has spoken God save this so powerful it leaves me exacerbated it leaves a preacher like me struggling to find words to add something to what God said. God said the rider to the Hebrews says in the pasta God spoke now in these perilous times. These lost days. God has spoken, spoken to us 20 says that he spoken to us. Forgive the interruption will be back with the rest of today's message from Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment.
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Wonder how many convocations of been killed. Wonder how many church meetings are being held. Wonder how many pastas and preachers like me, you have made. How many messages these things are all well and good and have a place when it comes to the finished work of Jesus on the cross, God has spoken and he tells us how this happens, it happens through son. In other words, what Jesus what God wants us to know is that God is fully expressed through his son. That's what he's telling us whatever Jesus has done it's me God sees Jesus came to this earth prior to the cross and he went all over telling people if you see me you seen the father because I and the father are one. The writer to the Hebrews brings us together. What did Jesus do what was he saying why did he say it is finished. We understand the context of the sacrifice that he made but he was announcing that God has done what God has done number one it means God a spoken number two it means God has appointed that's what it is finished really means God has appointed.
In fact he he tells us in the second part of verse two he says God has spoken to us by his son, whom he appointed that little word there is.
It is remarkable it's it's a beautiful word really, you know, I think even in our churches. We have a leadership Summit together and help all of us work together in the scene sleazy. We are all appointed. We will have our place, our role every one of us so critical to everyone else. The body, all functioning together. Can you imagine God the father full of grace and truth appointed his son Jesus walked number one.
The Bible seems to be heir of all heir of all that God is number two as creator of all. Number three is the radiance of God's glory.
That little word radiance of God's glory means that this Jesus paid the price for you and me sins. God's light that word radiance means that he sends forth, he shows forth and he possibles over to the likes of you and me. The light of God and forth he's appointed, meaning that he is the sustaining that he didn't just make it because of these creates a ship and radiated because of his black ship.
He didn't just occupy a place God is telling us it is finished, means that throughout my life I can know that this appointment of this Jesus who paid the total price for my sin. Not only has done what he is done for me. One time, but he sustains me.
The holes make the car engines me.
He scraped me by the mind of the Spirit in the Jesus somebody say God has spoken God's appointed but there is a food meaning of it is finished, means God has provided it means God is provided.
That's what Jesus was signed on the cross he's looking out there. All of those of us because all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. He said it's finished. God has provided. Look at verse three.
It's it's a powerful verse, verse three, he says, and often he had provided purification person at such a beautiful word there.
What is purification mean it carries with it a threefold understanding purification person means forgiveness from son. It is finished. Jesus paid the price. He's blood was shed for you and me this power in the blood. He has forgiven us from Allison, but it means. Secondly, purification means freedom to life, not just forgiveness from sin, but freedom were not only forgiven from, but we are free to live your Jesus said I love this verse Jesus and said excuse me, I have come that you might have life and that you might have it more that fantastic.
I love that number three purification means fellowship with God because we have peace with God. We been reconciled to him. That's what this is all about. My friends, that's the Lord's supper is any wonder, is there anyone off to having ministers on this earth that Jesus gathered his disciples together got them all together in an upper room and he said this cup. This brave is what he said I'm going to give you my Martin translation.
My cherished sons and daughters tomorrow. I'm going to go and finish it. Everything that needs to be done for you. I'm going to do.
They gonna take me and they going to mail me to across and I'm going to give my life and shed my blood and in so doing, I'm going to take your son upon myself to the grave. You know something when I do, you going to not only be forgiven of your son, you going to be free.
You going to be reconciled to God in fellowship with him. It's finished. Gonna spoken this no other way and I want you to remember this until I come back again. Jesus coming back again. I pray that that excites you. But it may make you anxious or nervous if you don't know belong to Jesus. He's currently receiving. You I pray that you know belong to Christ. But if you don't open your heart, you heard Dr. Wilton's teaching from the pulpit. Now, as he comes in the studio.
Open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give you heart of life to the Lord I'm so happy to hear that wanted to pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, I know that you love me very, very much and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came and died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of Marson today. I repent of Marson. I can face Marson to you and I invite you to come into my heart into my life by faith in Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer.
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