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R1468 The Promise of the Only Way It Can Happen

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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June 12, 2020 8:00 am

R1468 The Promise of the Only Way It Can Happen

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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June 12, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Welcome to the Friday edition of The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based freezing of Dr. Don Wilton and a wonderful message on promise yes this message is called the promise of the only way it can happen when we discovered well. John 16 John 316, John 16 square we headed our Bible study together and that starts in just a moment the doctor will want you to know, first and foremost were here for you to pray with you and encourage you. We can do that keyboard keyboard on our website right now. TW online.org that's TEW online.org speak with you at this phone number Chinatown stored in your cell. 866-899-WORD will always connect with when I was 24 hours a day, 866-899-9673. Now today's message with Dr. Don Wilton, my take you to John's Gospel and we going to be in John's Gospel. In chapter 16, and I want you to listen to the title that I've given a message today. The promise of the only way it can happen. It's like when you fall in love with a young lady summer you can identify with this and she's the absolute best thing you've ever been around and and you look at her one day and you say sweet all I just love you, will you marry me and you want to follow-up and site. In fact, if you don't marry me.

My life's just not with its over. I'm going to show you something here in the in the Scriptures. That's really quite amazing and I'm not reading this particular verse, but I'm going to just I want to show you before I read to you. I want to show you something in John 16 and the end of verse five really look at verse five. This is what Jesus said Jesus turned to people who loved him and had been with him and he said, but now I'm going to. I am going to him who sent me.

Jesus announced to these people that he was leaving and and because Jesus knows the heart of all people.

He just put the question they he said non-none of you might've actually said this to me but I know what you're thinking.

You're asking the question. Where you going now let me put just a rough interpretation on that is a loaded word where you going what you mean you going to leave us.

What about us how we going to cope. I want you to see what happened here because Jesus had been with these 12 and with so many others, and they had watched him and walked with him and fellowship with him and they'd seen and they'd been impacted by I mean they really loved it.

And then Jesus had told them all this time that he was going to leave them.

I called at a very nice how do you do and yet comes this time. And Jesus looks at them and he sees them on. I'm going and I know what you're thinking your thinking how are we going to do this without you now folks watch this you ready for me to really drop down here Jesus is about to tell them you're quite right. You cannot do it without me. So here's what I'm going to I'm going to make sure that you have the only means by which you can I'm going to show you so let me read to you what he said. He said in verse six, but because I've seen these things to you, sorrow has food your heart. Now we understand what while they were so sorrowful.

Probably, if we were, you know with the disciples back in that day in their little cluster groups. You know they would've sat there and said what are we going to do our hearts are so filled with sorrow. How can we face this will so I guess what Jesus is verse seven. Nevertheless, I want to tell you the truth I'm stopping deliberately in my reading of this passage on I'm going to tell you absolute truth and what I'm about to tell you comes from God.

This is absolute truth or decision, it is to your advantage that I go away. I'm going but I'm going to tell you something that's going to bless you in ways that you can't even begin to match your advantage. My having gone back in the heavens's way. Even my being with others and this is what he says is a way that by the way, that's one of the names of the Holy Spirit to help but don't you love, we need help. We need help in America we need help to understand what's going without sorrow we need help in all action, we need help and he says here if I do not go away the help come to you, but if I go back into heaven by saying to you and by the way, when he comes, he will bring the world concerning sin concerning righteousness and concerning judgment is that right you know what Jesus just said.

He said I want you people to just listen up America. There are three things you as a nation can not do for yourselves. You cannot figure out what is sin and what is not, and you will never figure out what is the right way to live according to God's commandment and you will never fully understand the judgment of God unless my spirit shows I've just explained what's going on in America. This is an amazing nation. Jesus explains us wit where living in a nation today where anything goes just as long as it suits whoever wants to go with anything that it goes. Morality has become relative who said what's wrong and what's right. You and I know where the we should aware that we shouldn't bother way, how do you please God.

How do you get to know God. How do you live according to God, and what happens, what, where is all this going all of us are going to die someday. What then going back to dust we just all going to go to some wild blue yonder just going to be reignited reinvigorated. We just going to come back and some other kind of form are we all just going to be happy for only two or just going into oblivion. How do we know the three things that we don't know and will never know will just it's a quandary. And especially in a country like America because we're a nation of individual rights and we should be. We value the individual's just a matter of what I think what you think. Let the American people decide should be that way. But what about what standard do we the people decide. Because our Constitution has changed from we the people to the person whatever cranks my tractor I can do this I can behave like this. I can act like this. There is no moral absolute.

Don't tell me what to do on American the promise of the only way it can be done what Jesus was saying is I want to give you a prescription for mass confusion, mass confusion about seven mass confusion about living right and mass confusion about God's judgment. I'll tell you how to do it. Just don't have the spirit of God involved in your life. That's why I'm sending him so the three perhaps greatest leads humankind has number one is to know sin what is sin.

Forgive the interruption you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton and he'll be back with the rest of today's message in just a moment, but Dr. Don Wilton remind you we are here for you were connecting you with wonderful resources, especially in this season of life that will help you grow help you have faith in the midst of crisis you can discover all about that message from Dr. Wilson on her website right now it TW online.org or maybe just need someone to talk to pray with you to take your call at 866899 word 866899673. Now back to today's message so the three perhaps greatest leads humankind has number one is to know sin what is sin you know if you I'm just paging of your the book of Galatians. For example, if you go to the book of Galatians chapter 5 and maybe I'll preach on this. One of these days.

But in Galatians chapter 5. One of those many passages where God in this passage here actually names sin selection cannot read them to you so we're in chapter 5 and let me see where we are okay.

We're in chapter 5 and I want you to look at verse 19 Bible tells us what the works of the flesh ready for this is a tough one. Bible says the words of the flesh sin tells us sexual immorality, impurity, which by the way, is the word fornication, sensuality, idolatry shall have no other gods before me. Sorcery which Croft enmity, strife, jealousy would, of which a derivative is covetousness a perpetual desiring of what others have look at this one fits of anger meant what I said at the beginning of the message. Don't do that in the church fits of anger. America you know what short fuse. This countries on solar types, fits of anger, rivalries you develop agendas based on sinful rivalries where it doesn't matter what people believe, think, or say you're just against it because they are your arrival doesn't matter. Dissensions dissension is the ultimate negative of a disagreement.

You can disagree without being disagreeable. When you get to the disagreeable nurse of your disagreement you plunging to dissension divisions divided in drunkenness, orgies, and then of course he puts the word EPC only, etc. so the greatest needs in America number one to know what's in it. So now, who decides all right, let's put the solitaire together. How do you define sexual immorality.

How do you and I do find that we all ask you something is a decision to sleep together before you get married who decides does God have anything to say hi.

The promise of the only way it can happen. Greatest needs. Number one to know sin with confused number two to live right. By the way, in that same passage just go down to verse 22. Because where is God in this one passage of just picking on people say will let's talk about sin. What is will then down verse 22 uses, but the fruit of the sea that were there, the fruit of the spirit. What was what is Jesus talking about your what is Jesus torment.

He said I'm going away. If I go way I'm going to send my spirit. He's the one I will tell you you can't do it.

So now gone from will Lord help me to know what when I'm sending and what sin is, evening stuff with is a thin gray line there can't quite figure it out. Take me out of the court of public opinion and put me right they at the throne of grace. Well, in the same way if this confusion about living right what is living rock willing verse 22. Let me just read a couple of things that the fruit of the spirit is love really joy, peace, peace, America peace patients kindness being con goodness, how do you define goodness, faithfulness, that's a big word. Faithfulness, gentleness and self-control goes on, doesn't watch this greatest leads to know sin, to live right, number three, to believe God greatest greatest need.

We have in America today is just taking God at his word, believing God leaving who use now we live in a country way. Even one of our politicians makes a statement about God believing prying man in this country you get crucified over the talk shows you name like God where Americans meant get a life. We know how to do it greatest country in the world really Jesus said I gotta go away, because if I don't go away. The help is not going to come in if the helper doesn't come doesn't matter who you are where you come from, what language you speak, how much money you've made. Could I use a southern phrase you I got no help you on your so the only way it can happen is by being convicted of sin. That's the Holy Spirit is the only way by the way, that's the beginning point even of your salvation. The Holy Spirit will convict you that you have sinned and come short of God's glory Holy Spirit.

I'm telling you feeling at right now, even as I'm sharing with you deep down in here I you know it's like sometimes you say will.

How does that exactly happen you know Jesus spoke to Nicodemus it it's like the wind, the wind blows wherever it wants your where the winds coming from where it's going but man, you sure can feel the impact done or how many times I've heard people smile and laugh.

I know I'm just been sitting there and all of a sudden I just have this since this good by the way, do you know how I know that I am a believer that because I love to do everything I'm constantly having to be excuse me, is a bother ration I can't explain it to you when when I find myself going in the direction that God does not want me to, and by the way, sin is doing going in any direction that God doesn't approve that sin. So let's get back to living together before you get married only tell you how you know if you're a believer and will be bothering the daylights out of bed do something about it. That's the spirit that's not God's plan is not okay because the wound says it's okay, Jesus didn't say, by the way just going consult your will.

He didn't say he didn't even ask us to call the White House.

He didn't say consult Congress. You know what he didn't say he didn't say Oscar preacher that's an R sound you only does God not know who I am. He didn't. He said my spiritual so the only way this is the promise of the only way it can happen. The only way I can know sin for what it is in the eyes of God is to be convicted of sin. That's the Holy Spirit to be convicted of righteousness.

That's the Holy Spirit. The only way I can walk, live my life according to the way God wants me to live my life is the convicting power and presence of the Holy Spirit, guys.

I'm man alive. You are not around and Junie every day we doing stuff going places making decisions. How do we ever decide that's why you are so welcoming God's presence. This is not a century for Saints here. Excuse me, accepting for one or two of you that have pointed that out to me. I'm talking about. This is not a century for science.

We all sin is saved by the grace of God. Can I hear a resounding amen.

Here are you asleep this morning. Ryan, how do I know how righteousness how do we know how to live according to God's standards. God and boron me that every day. The only way it can happen is by being convicted concerning God's judgment.

That's the Holy Spirit. Anyway, I'm trying you people hate the world hates the fact that God has has determined that those who belong to him according to his standard through the Lord Jesus Christ who loves them. Those all day that belong to him are part of the family of God that will go to heaven to be with him for ever and it has to people cannot said well that's your opinion notes, not my opinion it's what God says and he's Holy Spirit convicts me of so when we visit what can we do good. Cannot say what can we do two things, two things you ready for this. What can we do number one is very important to first thing you can do about this is give your heart to Jesus. I feel so honored to invite you to do.

I'm inviting you today to give your life to the Lord Jesus because here's what happens when you give your heart to Jesus instantly. You will receive what Jesus promised to promise, and it's the only way it can happen. You will receive the Holy Spirit. Now all of a sudden you give your heart to Jesus, sin, righteousness, and judgment. God is taking you through it. Give your heart to Jesus. So what's the second thing we can do. Pray for others to do the same thing that really is the bottom line is what you can do today. You have control of that God is giving you the choice you open your heart to what God wants to do with him to speak with you. Talk would you pray with you about it is 866899 Word 866-899-9673 the closing thoughts. Perhaps the most important thoughts today for my pastor Dr. Don Wilton are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now.

Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today.

I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart.

In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news.

Now, if God stored your heart.

You made a decision for Christ share that with someone, sharing it with us. Would love to talk with you.

Pray with you, put some great resources in your hands. You can call us right now at 866899 Word.

That's 866-899-9673 or email us at online@tewonline.org. Let's not let the day go by without drawing a line in the sand and sharing it. Let us pray you through the next 866-899-9673 now insight on that message I mentioned earlier faith in the midst of crisis right now you may be driving in your car sitting in the comforts of your home, you may be at work or listening to life in prison where ever you are Encouraging Word that word is God is in cancer all universe plan for your life remains intact and he he's right there with this man.

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