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January 5, 2022 10:23 am
Welcome to The Encouraging Word, featuring the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton and understanding judgment. Part two is a remarkable perspective on judgment, we gain an understanding that yes we are under the judgment of the Lord of the universe, but we also exercise judgment in our life today will head to John chapter 5 for part two of this study with Dr. Wilton. While we do so Dr. Don Wilton you know, we believe firmly in the power of prayer.
You can ask someone to pray with any time on our prayer line 86689 phone number 866-899-9673 love to talk and pray with you but we also would love to connect with wonderful resources like brand-new devotional relaunching it 2022, with fine details on our website as well at tewonline.org now Dr. Don Wilton providing secular philosophies. I'm going to share them with you very quickly ready number one is what I would choose to call them Mardi Gras philosophy of the end of the you know I lived in New Orleans for 14 years. Mardi Gras is unbelievable.
If you've never been to dart. I want you to know that it's the time when Satan plays a personal visit to the city of New Orleans. You can stop the pounds. He was born in you will, but I want you to know friends that Mardi Gras has lost millions of people come to that city and that is why my wife are nonfamily wards lift every time there was Mardi Gras, but it people just go berserk.
You've never seen anything like it is something that people walking around waiting for some priceless piece of plastic junk to come flying out of one of those trucks, but you know what Mardi Gras really mean Mardi Gras really means I'm going to live today because tomorrow I'm going to die. You see them Mardi Gras my friends, there is fat Tuesday, followed by ash Wednesday on the actual culminating day of Mardi Gras which is called fat Tuesday it's good night. The Curie is something of which you've never seen people go berserk I mean it is unbelievable. It means I'm gonna get get get get get get get get get everything I can. I'm going to do whatever tastes good and feels good.
Sounds good, and in every other saints. I'm gonna just do it because I want to do it because tomorrow I'm going to die.
On Ash Wednesday you want to see New Orleans. It's like a mold. I mean people even paint their faces black churches are filled to capacity with people confessing their sins.
That next week they can go back and do the same thing again. I remember about 10 years ago on Elysian Fields Avenue near the Baptist seminary a little girl came to watch the Mardi Gras parade.
There was a man standing in that massive crowd, and all of a sudden the next a special piece of priceless plastic junk came flying out of one of those trucks and that man decided he was going to happen and he began to kick in shrub and keep and show the move. I mean he just was getting that was flying through the air and he didn't see that little girl and he kicked her out from under him. She went sprawling out on the road and that truck rode over ahead and killed her right there in the street the next day in the Times Picayune site Sodom of New Orleans, Louisiana. The newspaper had a little article on the page. When nobody would bother to read little girl dies in Mardi Gras right yes my friends, there are many people today who would say preacher done preach about judgments and all that stuff. I'm gonna live today because tomorrow I'm going to die, but there's a second philosophy that you find in the world and the secular world and that is what I choose to call the philosophy of reincarnation real jewel breaker well incarnation means to be made in the flesh. You put the prefix re-on the front means to be in the face again. It is a cyclical view of the rebirth of mankind.
Guess what those who believe in reincarnation.
Believe you know that 85% of Hollywood stars believe in some other form of reincarnation from Shirley McClain to Elizabeth Taylor and on and on down the line line and folks they are spewing the trunk and their lies all over America today and people are falling for it hook line and sinker. Reincarnation means that I'm born into this world I live 1420 3040 5060 100 years, I die.
I just get born again into the next world.
Then I live in the next world… Get born again. It is a cyclical view of the rebirth of mankind do not. Those people believe in many forms of reincarnation. By the way, they believe that the quality of this life is going to determine the quality of my non-Africa, 95% of tribal Africans believe in some other full of reincarnation. I have been among tribes that believe that if you not careful you can lead a good life in this life and you come back in the next life as a chief or Prince sora Prime Minister all you know something real good. But if you need a bad life, you better watch out you might come back and some bad kind of thing believe folks you could even come back as a frog man. I wouldn't want to come back as a frog in South Louisiana for you without your legs before you even know they all mean you got mad there are frogs with crutches and wheelchairs. All of the Louisiana if it is unbelievable. I'll never forget my wife's place. The first time she had frog's legs. She still trying to getting over launcher Wainwright reincarnation well is the third philosophy that's in the world today about the judgment throne of God and that is what people call purgatory Mardi Gras reincarnation. The third is purgatory. People who believe in purgatory believe that when a person dies and I'm being simplistic. When a person dies people going to a place called purgatory. It's not that heaven nor Helen in case Hell doesn't exist.
It's not heaven.
It is a state between this earth and heaven.
Purgatory will existence and the word purgatory comes from the verb which means to clean or to make bran you ought to wipe out the blemish of the life and the sin that you have had in your life.
That is why for a person who believes in purgatory. It is absolutely critically important moments before day to get a preacher or priest to come and pray for the why because the closer you can be prayed over and have your sins forgiven prior today. The last time you going to spend in purgatory because the length of your time and Tori is in direct proportion to the amount of accumulated unforgiven sin that has accrued against you. I bet some friends in New Orleans on the anniversary of their sons there they go to the church.
They play money to their church. They give rise to their church. They all ask everybody to pray that they some time in purgatory will be sure by the grace of God I want you to know my friends according to the word of God that the Bible does not teach a Mardi Gras philosophy of life.
The Bible does not teach reincarnation and the Bible does not teach a purgatorial existence with those who die in their sinfulness.
There is a false philosophy that is in the world today and it is what I would choose to call the William Shakespeare philosophy of life.
Jolly good chap was William. You know that William Shakespeare was the man who invented Tylenol. Did you know that he's the one who's given us English students headaches for so many years, but you know that there are people who believe that William Shakespeare put so will into one of these plays which he entitled all's well that ends well.
Have you ever met someone who has that kind of preacher you not listen. That was great today but you know let's not get out. Don't get carrot don't get carried away with judgment and eat eat eat eat soldiers, it's going to be fine. If you look at the workout they can millennialist. They believe that it's all going to pan out in the end it doesn't matter what just get excited Don don't ever mention Helen done ever say that God is a God of judgment and don't ever talk about the great white throne judgment.
Don't ever say that sin is can never come into the presence of God because all's well that ends well if you ever heard a man say to you, preacher.
Don't worry me, now maybe one day I'll sort this all out. Not now remember John Wayne. We used to love John Wayne. You know I sold John Wayne overseas so many times really.
When I came to the United States. I thought all the men in the United States were as good-looking as John Wayne and then I met Jerry pounds.but you know John Wayne. We used to going watch John Wayne movies all the time I was a real John Wayne family was a wonderful person you remember his final interview just three weeks before he died on national television. The interview didn't quite know how to describe life off today say to Mr. Wayne you're so famous in your solo. You believe that when you die that you know that you are going to you know that that when off to you. You going to go up. You know down well. Do you believe it. Mr. Wayne looked across the national television audience and he said all I don't know about all of that stuff but I guess I'm fixing to find out one of these days I someone told me that it was their understanding the John Wayne gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Just prior to his death you know. I hope that's the case because that means I'm going to see him again. I like that he was a wonderful person, very much loved all over the world.
The Bible says there is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in union with Christ Jesus. Such great news not just for Dr. but that Scripture reminding us. There is no condemnation for those who are in union with Christ Jesus. Some of us, maybe even some of you are finding yourself feeling condemned, you need to know God is ready to free you from that and would love to pray you through that situation on our prayer line. 866-899-WORD is the phone number that's 866-899-9673 would love to pray with you in any situation you're in, and we can do that on the keyboard as well meet us on our website TE W online.org and one of the ways we push back the condemnation of the enemy is by spending time in God's word. If you haven't signed up for the free email, it comes out every morning from Dr. Wilton our prayer. Consider doing that today you can do it on our website TE W on the OIG. Just click the word devotional the top of the screen TE W online.org.
I hope you sign up today. Now that today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton why do you suppose that the Lord Jesus Christ bring this defense of his current predicament before these religious leaders back to the issue of judgment, but I believe friends that we cannot understand the judgment of God unless we understand three underlying principles that Jesus is right, you're in this passage, maybe give them to you.
Number one in order to understand the judgment of God. We must understand the relationship between the father and the son.
I want to run that by again in case some of you had a rough night Klausner, if we begin to understand the judgment of God according to Scripture what it was that Jesus was trying to say in John chapter 5, we must understand first of all, the relationship between God the father and God the son, you see, Jesus spoke of his relationship with God the father in unbelievably intimate term, but when he spoke about his relationship with God the father. He spoke about true dynamics that we are an outgrowth or a consequence of his relationship with these heavenly father number one involved his loyalty. Verse 19 tells us. I tell you the truth, the son can do nothing by himself. He can only do what he sees his father doing, because whatever the father does the sun does also.
Jesus was saying here that God is my father but I am the father are one and I'm completely loyal to the father and the father has done what he has entrusted all judgment to me.
Why, because judgment is in the character and the heartbeat of he is a holy God and he cannot write any soon whatsoever or any blemish in any person. What was he say he was saying to these religious leaders independence of thought on the part of me is the son of God is absolutely impossible. He's saying while I am as God and never anything less than God. So I am man and am never anything more than man what was Jesus. I Jesus was trying to tell these disciples my friends that two creations remotest bounds into the Godhead's most secret and piston counsels.
The son knows exactly what God is doing in other words he was saying to these religious leaders. He was saying as Jesus Christ, the son of the living God. My mind is coexistent and coextensive with the mind of Almighty God in Christ Jesus.
What an incredible statement to Mike yes he was absolutely loyal. I am the father of one, but it didn't only involve these located involved his love. If we understand the judgment of God. We got understand the relationship between the father and the son, and that relationship was based upon two principles. It involved first of all, he's loyalty, but it involved his love.
That's my favorite verse in order Scripture for God so love the world.
You see, my beloved friend, you cannot understand.
You will not understand the judgment of God outside of the love of God. That's why we hear today. That's why we love one another.
That's why my wife and nine family was so excited to come back home because of the love in this congregation.
That is why we are standing here today to share with you the unsearchable love of God in Christ Jesus. As Jesus was saying to these people heal this man. You know why because I love them.
That's why. And then he said no and you have your destiny to be a what seems to be your problem brother what seems to be a problem. I heal this man and you are upset with me.
You're upset with me. I preschool week at home missions week in Glorieta, New Mexico so high in the mountains you go to catch her breath. Every time man came up to me and he said to me pasta. The greatest tragedy that I'm facing is that there are even people in my own church that every time God moves they get upset. I said to him I wish you could come to Spartanburg brother. Do you know why my friends because the judgment of God is inextricably intertwined with the love of God in Christ Jesus.
God acts because he loves you. There is not one person here this morning who does not care because of anything but the love of God. That is why every person is so special. It matters not what you've done all way you've been a what you cutie all my frame the judgment of God is bound into the heartbeat of the love of God. He was wound to the father and he is made manifest in his own life that he even gave of himself even on today. We got understand the relationship between the father and the son. But then in the second place we've also got understand the Lordship of Jesus over life and death. If you want to try and understand the judgment in the next few weeks that I preach on this. We just scratching the surface this morning.
You got understand the relationship between the father and the son. But secondly, you got understand his Lordship of the life and death. You see, the Bible says, from verse 21 through 26. I'm not going to reread it that Jesus Christ is the Lord of life. He is life.
He doesn't make life he is life and what Jesus was saying to them, he was saying today. Mom also Lord over the gray.
Now you can't blame these people for being skeptical. They must being skeptical. Do you know why these people were skeptical when Jesus stayed on Lord of the drive. Jesus, having conquered death.
Hattie he hadn't been crucified. Yet he hasn't. He hadn't been resurrected from the grave. Well, perhaps I have a little good reason to be skeptical.
He'd done all other kinds of things before his resurrection in chapter 2. Change the water into wine. In chapter 4. Healed the nobleman's son. This is all out there for public consumption. In Luke chapter 431. He had healed the man possessed with the spirit in chapter 5, verse 12. He plans the leper and just prior to these verses. He had healed the man at the pool of Bethesda but with. In fact, statistician status within six months of what Jesus said here three things would happen number one. He was to raise the son of the widow in Luke chapter 711 through 17 that got their attention, but then I really their attention was aroused because in the second place, he raised gyrus is to just a couple of months later in Luke chapter 8, but the culminating climactic expression of Jesus. Power came in John chapter 11 and I can't wait to get there. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
You see, my friends. That's why in verse 25 and then again in verse 28 Jesus says the is act hand. Just you wait and see what's going to happen, buddy. If you are upset because I had the audacity to love this man you going to be miserable in a little while you ain't seen nothing he was saying today and perhaps fasten your seatbelt. Gentlemen, you are going to be so amazed. Verse 28 he uses the word again, do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming. I'm telling you about. I'm warning you.
I'm letting you know that a time is coming that there again to be unbelievable things happening. What was he saying to these people has what he was saying brother Jim. He was saying that time and life is the complete monopoly of God. He was saying that everything that I am in everything that you are is the monopoly of God. He was saying that all the abundant varieties of life that we discern upon this planet is defined invention. That's what Jesus was saying Jesus was saying the very essence of life is himself and that everything was created offer its own time. But then he turned to them and he said that I I was not created I was begotten. Why because I'm coat equal with the father we cannot understand that I cannot understand. I tell you on vacation folks when when I would get this passage out and begin to read it and begin to read and begin to read in this possibly I thought how in the world can I ever explain the internal dynamic of who God is, to my people, what we say we say I was.
I am, and I will be. Jesus said I am I am and I am healed. Always was the beginning God created the heavens and the how do we ever understand judgment.
We got understand that in light of the relationship between the father and the son. We must understand that in light of Jesus Lordship over the gray but there's 1/3 way in which we understand the judgment. We can only understand the judgment my friend in light of the resurrection. In light of the two resurrections.
The Bible says they were going to be two resurrections. The whole concept of resurrection is both exciting and frightening. It's exciting. If you know Jesus frightening. If you don't would you open your heart to a Dr. Don Wilton to share with you next. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. 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 my sin. Today, I repent of my sin. I confess my sin.
And I invite you to come into my life in Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first want to welcome you to the family of this one. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying how very important this is for me. Call us so that we can hope to connect you write nice you can begin this wonderful journey. And in just a moment I'm in a come back with the final welcome to the family of God.
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