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June 8, 2021 6:00 am
Alan White, pastor, Bible teacher and author of his latest book, the power to bless you, have been made all heir with Jesus. You have been adopted into the assembly of St. Hart living body of Christ on the earth that you are God's Pastor Alan Wright welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life. Hold I'm Daniel Britt excited for you to hear the teaching today.
In the series miracle me as presented at renewal.
The church in North Carolina are not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I like to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. It can be yours for your donation this month to Allen Wright ministries as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer. Contact Pastor Alan.org that's Pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on this later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching years, when you are in a community that is laden with the gospel. So in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ where there is not an endorsement of sin, but there is a lot of of one another. What happens to what happens, it becomes an environment where people feel safe enough to talk to others about their problems to me. I wanted this for an older church is much as I wanted anything I wanted to be a healthy family where as much as is possible by the grace of God to be a shame free environment. A place that knows what is right and what is wrong what is true and what is false, but of so much grace, that is, people are struggling, they would be ashamed to talk to one another to hear what happens usually when people are at their worst, they clam up. They isolate themselves from others and remove themselves from the very place where they can receive help. I've seen it over and over and over and over again, but if there is a place where there's so much grace the people know that even if I share some problems. I'm I'm not to be rejected the neck and began to open up.
I'm not honest and upfront of the whole church and tolerates anyone not, that is, you can have a few friends that know and love Jesus and know I love you as you guess, I cannot tell you I'm struggling with something.
Can't tell you that I've been really afraid of something. Can I tell you that I've been been stumbling in the sand and it just as it's wrecking me that I'm I've got some doubts about such and such. I need to talk to you about this. We pray for me while I'm just saying in that kind of environment. A lot of healing takes place had a friend, Dr. Bill Wilson, who once was the head of psychiatric psychiatry at Duke Hospital later went on had his own ministry in his own practice after a radical conversion to Christ until I told the story I heard him tell one time.
I'll never forget it it it's his first hand from this renowned psychiatrist Bill Wilson is in heaven now, but he said years ago he went into hospital room to meet with the patient who was plagued with several physical illnesses and mental illness, anxiety and depression and the man was nearing death because of it all and I was very sick. Your second death and Dr. Wilson went on to talk to and in the course of their conversation. The man opened up and it might've been.
I can't remember for sure it might've been that he told Dr. Wilson the story the first time he ever confessed it to anybody that when he was a soldier in Vietnam.
He had become so callused by the brutality so seared in his conscience by numbing himself to all the violence that one day in the distance he saw some figures that he knew were not the enemy. They were just civilians and he took target practice on them and shot them. They told Dr. Wilson this is the man lay there nine and Bill looked at him and said has it ever occurred to you, you could be forgiven and has had no and he told this patient about the love of God in Jesus Christ and that forgiveness is available even for the most heinous of sin and the man received forgiveness. I heard this from Bill himself, and he was healed and he lived being environment.
James is saying where you know you could call in this community for help and you can confess your sins to one another. A lot of healing to take place and there's another thing he mentioned that things often misunderstood it. Verse 16 he says the prayer of a righteous person has great power. I think many Christians have assumed because we tend to disqualify ourselves have assumed that this is talking about somebody else. Someone who is more morally upright and I am that God honors those prayers yet to consider this, that even Elijah the superhero that James is mentioning and first Kings 18 he's a hero in first Kings 19. He is experiencing the perhaps greatest abyss of sin and that is he is suicidal and yet he is being hearkened unto is our example the great heroes of prayer in the Bible wasn't that they were more morally upright than other people and and again. What a slippery slope. It is to say that God will only honor your prayer if you are morally upright in every way is a wonderful thing to be morally upright absolutely does not delight in that absolutely but I don't think what James is saying here is by righteousness is he's referencing those that have intrinsic or personal righteousness. Otherwise this would be fairly hopeless text, and we could just I will I does not apply to me. No, I think what James is talking about is the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ that is imputed to every single Christian believer is fascinating. If you would take time some time and do this and just study Romans chapter 45 will really Romans 45678. That section of Scripture just looking for what Paul is saying about righteousness. He starts this in Romans four in verse one what then shall we say, was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh.
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God for what is the Scripture say Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness. Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.
What is it was Paul saying he's very logical about this. He saying that in the Old Testament we see that when Abraham believed God. When God said you to be the father of a nation and you have a son in your old eight when he believed that the Bible says it was credited to Abraham as righteousness was met. Abraham himself was not perfectly righteous. This is the man who one occasion lied to the Egyptian authorities and said Sarah what and his wife because he is afraid of them and I couldn't get away with that I'm guaranteeing that he was sent righteous because he was perfectly moral. It was credited to him as righteousness. And this is in the old covenant, but Paul is looking at this and saying, look at this as your example Abraham believed God, it was counted to him as righteousness. If somebody works and they get paid.
That's not a gift that payment. If you think that you're going to work by your works, your personal righteousness God is going to pay you by honoring your prayers. That's payment, not a gift, and what Paul says to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly space is counted as righteousness goes on in chapter 5 verse 18 to say, therefore, is one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all.
For as by one man's disobedience east, the first Adam who disobeyed the many were made sinners, so by one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. So in the same way that we are all born in sin because of the first Adam, when you are born again as a Christian, you're in the second Adam, you're in Jesus and so now you're born into his righteousness.
What this means is staggering at every level. It means that not only did Jesus become your San, but when you accept him, you become his righteousness that you know that you're not personally morally righteous and so you resist this notion, but you have been. According to the gospel regarding buying God is if you have lived a righteous life that God knows you personally have sent and he knows all of that and James talked about the importance of talking about our problems to one another and to but it theologically, powerfully, mystically, God imputes to you or reckons you or regards you treat you as if you were as righteous as Jesus, which means that not only is your San forgiven, which means you don't need to be punished, but it means that your credited with meritorious living that you haven't live which means you can be rewarded. You see, if we were only forgiven, it would be wonderful to not be punished for all eternity.
But it would mean we merit heaven to merit the blessings of God and for God to be propitious or favorable towards us. Jesus did both things and integrate exchange. He who knew no sin became your San and you became his righteousness. It's incredible that Allen Wright will have more teaching moment. Today's important series like something is holding you back as if you can important see that could change everything. Is there someone you referencing stock to help them out what's missing. Blessing on faith filled vision spoken over, I learned you can learn how to embrace the will practice a blessing to Pastor Alan writes new, but charitable acts which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month. Allen Wright ministries once to send you the I think for your donation did this not only receive the best-selling the Johansen receive a free session video place in which Pastor Alan teaches how to blast and covers content not found in about a video course includes a detailed study guide perfect for personal growth or small group discussion gift today and discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get to Allen Wright ministries this broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today.
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We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Allen Wright ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor Alan.like today's teaching now continues your once again is Allen writing several years ago I was on a jury and the man that was on trial had been accused of trafficking of selling drugs had a lesser misdemeanor charge also.
But the main thing was that this man sell drugs and their was not in my opinion enough evidence to convict them and the rest of the jury. We eventually also at the same way and so we came back. The judge was a not guilty and so we set not guilty and so that man can't be tried for selling drugs that then that particular activation again is gone is innocent about the judges announced it, we announce the jury's answer is done right.
So in that sense he is justified is just as if he'd never even been accused of it, because that's where he stands now, with regard to the law.
But what we didn't do is enter around us.
And furthermore, your honor, we think he's lived a very meritorious life and light for the court to award him $10,000 just for being a good guy. What you don't do that. That's not the way the thing works and and yet, as a Christian. This is the way it works. Paul said we been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. Why because every Christian has been clothed with the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ as well. You can be blessed for all eternity. And that's why James says the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. I think is what James is saying you can find a Christian community where there's this loving spiritual oversight and clear connection of the body of Christ and there is such a shame free environment. The people able to talk about their problems to one another freely without fear of being rejected in a place where all of the saints are increasingly understanding themselves to be the righteousness of Christ and that kind of environment a whole Lotta healings going to take place.
Can I tell you one miracle story. I just as were talking about Elijah. I want to just tell some miracle stories that are up close and personal. I love your miracle stories no matter where they are another continent.
Missionaries and others, but I love the stories it is I saw firsthand sandlot. Not every day.
That's a lot military about a woman in our congregation who four years ago was dead for 30 minutes. The initial brain scans looked absolutely horrible. She came back to life and in a matter of days. She began to have functioning in her brain and now she's alive and well living with her daughter in California.
The story of Burdock roles healing actually began by a series of things that in the world's eyes.
You say were coincidences but you look back on it and you marvel at tell the story because it's one of the best examples of a healing supernatural event that takes place because of this type of Christian community. After Tom Wolf who is a hospitalist works at the Riverside Memorial Hospital many years.
He and his wife Mary had gone to pick up Mary's mother. June my ago we called you about, because there'd been a snowstorm and it was Adam Lawson's birthday pastor Chris's little boy and so June. Great-grandmother want to come the birthday party, but she couldn't get out in the snow, so Tom and Mary Wolf went to pick her up. Reason that's important is if they had been a snow and had met a birthday party. Tom would not of overheard what he overheard, which ended up being instrumental in Berger's healing while they were driving along, he overheard June talking to Roberta, who was her good friend on the phone and realize that Bernie had been very sick nauseous and not able to keep food down in bird. I had wanted to go to the urgent care but she couldn't get out because the snow is so instead she was home probably dehydrated and Tom overheard all of this just kind and retro someone is my low turnout that Roberta continued to be quite sick and she did eventually go to urgent care and while she was there she collapsed an analyst took her to Versailles hospital and it so happened that the physician that attended to her at the emergency room is another beloved parishioner here elder in our church. Dr. Rich Montgomery were to the emergency room, Versailles for many many years.
These many of our Jamaica mission trips, and so is excellent doctors wonderful. He is attending to her will, at the same time that Dr. Montgomery and the team are trying to revive Burda, who has no heartbeat and is completely coded and flatlined is no life there is so happened Dr. Wolf had promised the student that he would allow her to shadow him to look around the hospital and see what he does is a hospitalist and they said let's go by the emergency room emergency room perhaps or something eventful that's happening there. You could learn from.
They went on the emergency room at Mealy realize that there was a call out that there was some was coded and so they went into the room and there was his friend Dr. Montgomery was the physician attending to the patient and later Dr. Montgomery would say that this was, I think he said the longest that he'd ever tried to revive somebody been 30 minutes and Dr.… And he realizes Dr. Montgomery. He is explaining to the student what's going on and then he picks up the chart. They looked at and he realizes this is Burdock roles. Tom says he hasn't probably spoken 100 words to Burda, but he knew this was June's friend that he was talking to.
She was talking to on the phone so he had some information about her situation that Dr. Montgomery didn't have health to add to this documentary was a couple days a week or so before this all the way to work one morning Dr. Wolf decided Makepeace toast and while he had to wait one minute on the toaster. He picked up a medical journal that he normally throws away, but he picked it up and scanned over an article about a case of cardiac arrest that had been induced by some problem with think of potassium levels that, if I remember, and any saw what an EKG could look like in this particular type of cardiac arrest and what it happened and I need to the Journal way. But it's almost like something that Tom knew about but it was almost like he said, later Lord is like dusted off the cobwebs of the brain about oh yeah that can happen and he happened to have known the sickness that Burda had been through is office and he go to Dr. Morrison.
What is your chance that maybe it could be the potassium level.regresses will be tried everything else is. It might as well so they gave the antidote to be if she came back to life as you been dead for 30 minutes. The original the initial brain scans looked awful and the neurologist said she won't have any life in her brain, and two days later they took the tube out of her mouth. She began speaking and recognizing people. Dr. Woolford said as he let man of faith and as is. Dr. Montgomery said that he will send you know I just couldn't believe that God would save her life on to allow her to be brain-dead is annexing our shears out his walk and she remembers is active and sees alive and well.
Now here four years later she came back got to visit her Sunday school class which is a partner by that prayed for her and it's a miracle that took place right here in our midst by both a series of events and just the supernatural intervention of God through the prayers of the people of God. My point is this, Elijah. Just as human as you are a prayed it wouldn't rain, then rain these doctors in these studies class and others a pray for burgesses human as you are and God brought a woman back to life and healed her brain. God still works miracles through the likes of you and me as the gospel Allen right just like Elijah. The conclusion here of today's teaching in the series miracle man stick with us.
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Is there someone you love to sing stack to help them out what's missing blessing on the faith filled vision spoken over our lives. You can learn how to embrace the biblical practice of blessing to Pastor Alan writes knew that Alexa blasts, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries once send you the book I think for your donation did this not only receive the best-selling the also receive a free session video place in which Pastor Alan teaches how to blast and covers content not found in about a video course includes a detailed study guide perfect for personal growth or small group discussion. Make your gift today discovered the power to blasts.
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We are happy to send this to you as I thanked him. Allen right ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor Alan.like I think we all can find hope there just like you and me miracle man well I think that we just so often think that the people would read stories about in the Bible are somehow different than us and wouldn't it change everything if you started thinking instead on this for every lesson where we are in your spiritual journey started thinking like this Elijah was no different than me and God used in a Miraculous Way, God could use me and I think what it does.
It just opens up your heart to possibilities you never drunk to today's good news message is a listener supported production Allen right ministries