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R1453 The Power to Heal

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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June 9, 2020 8:00 am

R1453 The Power to Heal

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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June 9, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Welcome to The Encouraging Word, featuring the Bible-based breaching of Dr. Don Wilton in today's message on the power to see in just a few moments doctoral to be open in God's word together with us to study.

Acts chapter 4 as we do so much of it were available for you where excited about what God is doing. Even in this time of crisis in this unique time of the separation and in some cases some gathering were seeing God work through the power of this message call faith in the midst of crisis you haven't heard it yet you can get on our website TW online.org or call about your copy of faith in the midst of crisis calls it 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 9673 for that resource. You just need someone to pray. We are here for you at The Encouraging Word now Dr. Don Wilton now my friends today I want you to really really loose.

I'm praying that you will really hear what God says to you, because I'm going to show you something amazing. I mean this just has been such a blessing to me and I want you open your Bibles to the book of acts and chapter full and just a moment I'm going to read, long passage, but you gonna need your Bibles.

Everyone needs a copy of God's word. I want to show you something now the Bible tells us in acts chapter 3 about one man and we know the story. This one man was lame from his mother's womb, and two preachers walked in, you'd be begging all his life, and these two men were privileged to say to him in the name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk in the Bible sees he was healed instantly. Great picture of what God does for us in salvation.

Steve love Steve's testimony when he was just a boy of same, and God saved him when he gave his life when he repented of Easton confess that sin to Jesus as a as a seven-year-old boy Jesus came into his heart and changed him forever will that's what happened to this man, not can you imagine that. Here's the thing that's really got to me this is what I want to tell you today, I want you to really get this.

Why would God the Holy Spirit spends so much time in the Bible telling us what happened after this man received full healing. You know much time in Page's word, so to speak, are devoted in next chapter full and on it goes. Just about the whole of acts chapter full is just simply reporting on what happened to all the people as a result of just one man not give me a break. Somebody this is one person a man in a parking lot early this morning just one person, and he was walking this way to come to refuge to get a breakfast served by you and to hear Bible study and to have a fresh shower that someone just tell them I love you and to share the gospel and he knew that instead of doing what people do all over America and say I'm not going to go to church. Man, I want to be with those people.

The him keep those I were going to back church because they so snooty and fact-based, snotty. They just a snotty bunch.

They just like Google done coming here, you don't look like me, you don't sound like me.

I don't want to be there. I don't want to roll up my sleeves that that man knew that instead of walking away from the church. He knew Betty that the best thing he could do was walk toward it, to come here. Is he worth it to me just read to you.

I'm in have to be so quick llama run out of time today. But that's right, we cannot begin chapter 4 and verse seven. Chapter 4 verse seven and when they had set them in the midst I inquired about what power or by what name did you do this church by what power or by what name did you do this going to speak to you in a minute on the power that heals and I want to thank you I want to thank you for being a people that this world will walk and not walk away from me to read this number. Then Peter verse eight food with the Holy Spirit, said rulers of the people and elders that we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to one crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you into all the people of Israel, but that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified him. God raised from the dead by him. Is this man standing before you made whole. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you so you don't want have anything to do with Jesus.

I do, that's what he was saying to these people. In verse 12 and there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Look at verse 13 now when they sold the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common man, they were astonished and they recognize that they had Jesus man I've let my load down Lord I'm so repentant before you how many times people have not known that I've been Jesus but seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition that sits you know Jesus confounds the critics when they come onto them to leave the Council I conferred sign, what shall we do with these men for that. A notable sign is being performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot do not. But in order that they spread no further among the people. It is warning them not to speak anymore in the name of Jesus.

So they called them charge them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. This is an amazing story because you getting this anyone you had too much sleep. Watch this but Peter and John on something we think it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God. Well wanted to be the judge of that, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard. Now I'm supposed to read all the way through the end I'm just going to stop right there because I'm gonna run out of time, the power that heals just one man, just one man, just sharing with you personally. I mean, in modern Bible study, you know, as I began to study this and try to understand is God just began to speak to me so much, you know, we all many who worship the Lord together today but we are but one in some asking myself the question, so why just because of one man does God by the Holy Spirit devote an entire chapter some speaking lacking a human.

Why give a whole chapter to talking about what happened after this man was healed. That's why I want to speak to you about the power that heals, because according to the Scriptures. The power that he did a number of things to those who were part of number one motivated the same power mode listing to Dr. Don Wilton here are The Encouraging Word broadcast and will be back with the rest of today's message the power to heal in just a moment Dr. Don Wilton to remind you now more than this time someone more separation distance wonderful point of God is using power have John 868986 and 899967, 24 hours a night with great resources like that one. Righteousness is defying the odds you people to keep you along as well online.org online in some asking myself the question, so why just because one man does God by the Holy Spirit devote an entire chapter some speaking lacking a human. Why give a whole chapter to talking about what happened after this man was healed. That's why I want to speak to you about the power that heals, because according to the Scriptures. The power that he did a number of things to those who were department who were part of this number one motivated the same power motivated, motivated the site. Then Peter flew with the Holy Spirit. Then Peter food with the Holy Spirit. I want to be food with the Holy Spirit. So what I want to say to you, I want to be food with the Holy Spirit because it's the spirit of God that gives the boldness and gives the right way of telling the truth, even the tough see next week. I'm in a preach on Ananias and Safari and I don't want to I want. October already a preach on anything but Ananias and Safari. In chapter 5. I'm going to do that to my people. You kidding me how many going to say nice things. I got to say what the Bible sees, but I've got to do in the because God is speaking to me in and it seems to me that what happened here. Just consider their environment, folks. They were in a very difficult environment. When this happened. Everybody was against them and it's not a matter of them getting up there and say will Rudy to to look at me, I'm gonna this day with food with the spirit, the spirit harnesses us, takes the bossiness out of us keeps us humble Say what we need to say in the right way. You know in life folks are too many times it's not what we say it's how we say what we say right food with the spirit. I have to be filled with the spirit, because if I don't if I'm not food with the spirit, I might say the right thing but in the wrong way. Now how do you define the right way when there are thousands of people listening only the spirit can as he applies that he speaking to you right now motivated them to do two things. Number one to speak to a very powerful people. Bible says in verse eight that Peter and John spoke to the rulers just spoke to me you not talk about America a lot.

We the people I tell you we got some very out of line elected officials in our country.

Rulers and rulership. The people at the top can be very intimidating, very intimidating when it comes to the gospel you find yourself talking to the common man sometimes about Jesus, but you get in front of that quote unquote powerful person. You start to back down in a New York second. Especially if they've got the power motivated and speak to powerful people. And secondly, to tell them exactly how it happened. That's what from verse tendencies. They just shared the truth so they not only spoke to the rulers, but it motivated them to tell everybody ultimately exactly what happened.

The Lord Jesus. So the first thing that we find here in this passage.

This, by the way, I don't want to lease out the power that heals just one person, one person I mean how can one person be of so much value.

How can one person at the bridge matter. One person of refuge. How can one of our children matter in our kindergarten just one you mean we we do this for just one look what happened you just one motivated number two activated I love the second thought, that activated them, from verse 12 this an activation that takes place you that is. And there is salvation in no one else, there is no other name under heaven given by Maine, which, by which we must be safe activated. This what the power that healed them.

Did for them, it activated them to stand up for who they believed it activated you know you can be motivated onto it's a very good thing to actually be activated. It activated no one to stand up for who they believe no other way outside of Jesus, and I will today. There is a tremendous pressure for the church for believers to accept the fact that there are many roads that lead to heaven good works, sincerity, all religions doesn't matter what you believe as long as you do everybody does the Bible teach. That's why I'm so grateful to tell you about Jesus today. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life no man can come to God the father but by me right now I want to invite you give your heart to Jesus you can do that right now trusting. Would you give your life to the Lord Jesus.

Now you can do it right there where you seated where you listening today.

Give your heart to Jesus prayer simple pray doesn't matter if it makes a whole lot of sense. God doesn't mind that just say Tim dear God, I know that Arneson and I confess my sin to would you coming to my heart.

Would you pray that prayer right now. That's what happened to this lame man. The name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk in the Bible sees instantly strength came in to his feet and ankle bones and he went walking and leaping praising God. God has changed you just like saved you forgiven to borrow Steve's phrase lifted a massive burden off you even at the age of seven.

Not too late. He activated to stand up for who they believe and to not stand down because of who they believe to not stand down because of who they believe, by the way don't you just love verse 19 and 20. Take a look at that again and I'm I've lost the Lord to help me as I really bet sometimes you know that these people the rulers called them and said look we going to tell you one more time.

You getting this no more Jesus stopped unclear what's happening. I know that fellas running around jumping and walking and all that's fine, more power to him very happy for you but no more telling them that Jesus had anything to do this that's going to threaten our treasury look at this verse 19 but Peter and John answered them where it was right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God. You must judge because we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard it all, asking the Lord to do for me, asking the Lord to give me a fresh activation.

One of the reasons I'm asking them to do this is because I've been doing this for quite a few years younger. After a while you get tired of it.

You sink into a little bit of a groove you take things for granted.

You don't notice as many people walking across the parking lot and if you like me, you're always in a hurry to get somewhere, asking the Lord to re-activate me concerning the one that I believe in the Lord Jesus, who's the only one, but also reactivate me to not stand down when it comes to Jesus now that could cost octave students, young people on and I know that not love you man. I'm so proud of you young people, it can cost you on that campus.

You, you don't stand on.

By the way that not standing down is not a militant, shaking her finger guys we go to do this in love. You gotta love people. This is not getting in someone's face. You don't ever have to criticize another religion ever. I'm gonna make a bold statement. I'm not sure why mom sure somebody could find something in my younger and activated now.

I am thinking 25 years of preaching here and on television. You don't ever hear me get up and criticize other religions other this and why is not what I'm called I'm here to tell you about Jesus and just by the way, in case any of you are feeling really comfortable right now and I know this is this is gonna suck hard with one or two of you. I don't believe that only Baptists are going to heaven sorry I apologize. It's about Jesus.

Jesus folks on what what is all of this.

The power that he was motivated them, activated them to stand up for who they believe to not stand down because of who they believe that they was one more thing here that I just go to say to it. Also, solidity fired them.

You know what happened to this one man with the name of the Lord Jesus stood up and walked solidity fired, you know, one of my jobs is as your senior pasta keep us all together anyone ever wondered how many voices they are on this congregation anyone ever wondered if there's anybody here who's got a better way of doing something anyone ever wanted.

If we got any real critical people course with people so I just want you to know nobody knows how to do it right.

In every case, other than me not my way or the hard rock folks watch what happened. I mean, when you look at a church like this.

This is my prayer for every congregation in sport every congregation in South Carolina the nation that we would be solidified together. 11 never means you always agree one means you always supplement one means you always obey Jesus.

You know you can unpack this great passage.

They went back just look at verse 23 where my look at verse 23 when they were released they went back to their frame. I love it. What happened to this man the power that heals solidified them watch what happened. Verse 24 they worshiped together. Verse 29 and 30. They cried out to God together. Verse 31 watch this they felt God's power to get the Bible says in verse 31.

I wish I had another hour. The Bible says in verse 31.

I didn't even read it. Watch this when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together, shaken the place in which they prayed together. Boldness, they came together they worshiped together such power in worshiping the Lord together.

Perhaps the Lord has turned your heart in these last few moments with Dr. Don Wilton Scripture has come to life in a fresh way, calling you to worship him.

Jesus promises that if we lift him up builds all men and women, boys and girls in self sense that God is drawing you to himself. We believe that we believe it earnestly pray that you'd open your heart to what Dr. Wilton have to say next. God has spoken to you has you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you right now you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Arneson I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross right now, I repent of my sin and I confess my sins to the Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart and save me today and forgive me for my sin. Jesus name I pray, amen. If you pray that pray we'd love to get along side of you and celebrate with you and send you some literature help you as you begin to grow and I want you to know that I love you very very much if the Lord has spoken to you today to the Bible teaching of Dr. Wilton or his challenge, even moments ago and you've given your heart to Jesus Christ maybe rededicated your life to Christ. We have some wonderful free resources. We would love to put in your hands. Let us know you need, let us pray with you and pray for you and celebrate with you as we welcome you to the family of God.

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Join us and become an encouraging ally for 866-899-WORD to request and encourage your brochure today. The Encouraging Word is a viewer and listener supported ministry. We are delivering the gospel with you and for you to others. Thank you for listening today it's been a great day of studying God's word and will do more of it tomorrow with staying in the book of acts chapter 4. Hope you'll join us. Between now and then let's they connected at 866899673 email us at online@tewonline.org


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