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R1463 The Promise of God’s Presence

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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June 15, 2020 8:00 am

R1463 The Promise of God’s Presence

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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June 15, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching up Dr. Don Wilton today's message on the open got together much of the regular 40 were connecting right now on our website@gwonline.org T.

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What we have seen some crises. Haven't we in this 2020 year one amazing year of watching God take us to really to our knees because of the need around us. We love to talk with you. Pray with you again. 866-899-WORD is our phone number that's 866-899-9673 email us at online@tewonline.org.org. I now Dr. Don Wilton you know that I know nothing about Angel and I have nothing to say about angels outside of God's word is a wonderful thing to be able to study his word to give through the Bible provided for you to read, if you'd like to take that copy if you don't have one of your own. Psalm 91 now before we read the one that we going to be looking at this morning just put it into context.

The other psalmist is saying that if you make the most high your dwelling place, even the Lord is my refuge then no harm will before you and load his offer will come near your not want us to all read verse 11 out loud. We going to do this a little differently this morning we going to read verse 11 and read it out loud to get, for he will draw all what an incredible verse Bible says that God will come upon his angels concerning you to guard you in all of your wife folks. I want to begin this morning by asking a question and then find on strict, why would we want to study a wise subject like this. What is it about angels that would cause us to want to study I could. I just her quick cold here this morning. How many of you would say to me, pasta. I'm really looking forward to learning about angels when you write your hand. I just wanted to find out.

I think that's probably most of us there is a great label of interest.

Let me Mike Sable suggestions to you this morning and perhaps this will help us to get off to her right foot and put the study of angels into the right context. Why would we want to study angels, one that's because we have heard about the that's because we have heard about them.

I don't know about you but I've heard about angels. I've heard about angels as I was growing up. I can't tell you exactly what it is that I've heard about angels, but I've heard about angels.

It seems to me all my growing up years. I heard about angels.

We've heard about angels in Iraq.

I think that it's time for us to try and find out what it is that we would about angels. I think one could go up to the majority of people today and so I will what exactly is it that you heard about angels. While we've all heard that they fly around little things we know for certain. By my step hawks if they don't have hawks that couldn't possibly be angels.

We know they somewhere but we don't know exactly where they are. We told stories about them. We listen to anecdotes and of course there are a million jokes that are being told about angels. We've heard about the second reason why we would study angels, perhaps it is because we know very little about them. My suggestion to each one of us to worship the Lord today that perhaps we would be surprised at the paucity of our knowledge concerning changes. There are some people who have taken time to study the subject of angels, but if the truth were known, and I'm in that category.

Most of us. I think if we were honest with one another. We don't know a whole lot of substance about angels.

That's 1/3 reason why we would study angels is because we are very curious about the I will admit that Ridley.

They say that curiosity killed the cat that with the truth.

I would've been dead many years ago when it comes to angels I find them fascinating but for some reason in my life I've never taken time to stop and to satisfy my curiosity who all angels water. They knew what they look like, where the how do I know where they all play, all where they say they'll what I do for me. How do they relate to me, if indeed they do relate to me why all the angels when they come from anyway. Why would God have these in Hesiod and I want to call them right now creatures being all they people that have names.

They mail all FEMA that have husbands and wives are there whole lot of little angels. How do angels keep going. I mean we know how we replenish the earth, will do angels how to angels, keep going. I mean, what happens where all day who they were curious about the impact of fourth reason why we would want to study angels because the Bible is full of them.

The Bible is full of my friends. I want to say something, and this may come as somewhat of a surprise to some of us here this morning but did you know that the Bible talks about angels 248 times. Now that's a lot of class CCXLVIII times, occasions God in his word tells us about angels and their activities. So I want to find out why it is that God would allow such prominence to these beings called angels number five for threes and perhaps why we would study angels is because God's love and care incorporates them. Now here is something that peaks my interest somewhat. Who is God. God is a God of love and God cares for us, very, very much indeed. But you know something there something else that I know that God is love and God's care incorporates angels of God does something and the angels become the expression of the character of God, now hold onto their tool. I think that's enough reason to want to study what the Bible teaches about angels. Let me give you a six possible reason we would want to study angels, perhaps because faith is strengthened by the what is the mode of operation about Christianity.

It is the expression about God says that we love him and that the expression of that love is encapsulated in our faith.

Faith means that I don't necessarily always understand why God would love me the way that he does. But I accept what he does because I express my faith in him.

I don't necessarily understand how God would protect me in the world in which I live but I express my faith, which means that I've taken Maddie's word. God has said that and I'm willing to accept well when we begin to study angels. We are going to be strengthened in our fight folks. I want you to know I have faith in God but I need something to strengthen my God does things for me and among many other things, God tells me in his I have seen my angels watch over you, that strengthens my you got a son or daughter at college right now someone is away from town.

Someone you can suggest think about that. To give you. Perhaps another reason why we should study about angels because extra resources on given through the extra resources are given through them not just watch the sparks to just listen to this very. Just think of all the resources we brought up the spirit of God number one. The presence of God. The promises of God. We've got one another. We got the word of God, the Bible, we got precious grandparents.

Loved ones who care for us. We got safemode cars to drive. We've got all kinds of things. In fact, in Ephesians chapter 6 Paul talks about putting on the whole armor of God, he says listen, you have made available to you. God's armament, you can put on God's armor on. I think it was Friday.

My wife was with some folks and they went to Greer and if you've ever been to Greer and I went to Greer. They went shopping with Simon when I came back from Greer. Karen said to me she said you love to sit on.

I'm very grateful that that I am alive to tell you what I'm about to and I said why what happened.

She said well I was riding in Greer somewhere and I came up to the stop sign and the sign change from green to red and I knew that even an American red means that you supposed to stop your motorcar and so she said she began to stop when she came to stop.

Unfortunately, there was an 18 wheeler that was behind her 18 wheeler.

This truck driver decided that he wasn't going to stop, he decided that he didn't have enough time. In fact, it didn't matter to him whose lives were at stake at that particular point in time we don't know whether he thought about it or even if it wasn't issued to him, but he began to dawn that 18 wheeler and Karen said she looked in her rearview mirror as she stopped and she saw this 18 wheeler bearing down upon them going flat out to try and complete the red light and Karen told me that that man and that began to swirl this motorcar by just a fraction of an inch swirl around the whole thing and was going so far stop and went right through the red light on. And it was just my God's grace that nobody else was coming from the side. Nobody else was cork in the middle and God's grace. He wasn't in the functionalist blog again to discover has given to us through pain. Things that God has protected us from this great credit. You know the words you 24 hours to give eruption will be back with the rest of today's message with Dr. just a moment, but he wants me to remind connecting keyboard keyboard on our website at T. E. W online.org that's team W online.org from the phone number 866899 word routes to one of us anytime day or night. Would love to pray with you, 866899967 you jotted it down or stored in your cell one more time, 866-899-9673. Speak with you pray when you connect with great resources like faith in the midst of crisis will give you more information about that before the day is out right now. Let's just die back in the teaching of the day with Dr. Don Wilton's message on angels that you may decide to meet.

How do you know that it was an angel from perhaps because we perhaps because we know very little about them. Perhaps because we are curious concerning them, perhaps because the Bible is full of them. Perhaps because God's love and care incorporates them, perhaps because our faith is strengthened by them.

Perhaps because extra resources all given through them. So where do we go from here.

What is this verse tell us this key verse. What can we look forward to in the study of angels. Let me just mention three things you taken from Psalm 91 in verse 11. The first thing is this that angels are a God thing. Angels are a God thing I want us to just cry.

Angels are a God thing that you noticing that verse God will send his angels.

Now there is possessive case there are Exelon and bonbon God will send his angels to say this is a God thing, folks, I don't know about you but I like that I remember in many years ago I remember when I was 17 years old and I graduated from high school and back, when I graduated from high school wars going on there was a big war.

Lots of people would die, and about the ninth month of our senior year might be our seniors need to listen to this, every single young man in the entire country called a call uprightness we would draw. We didn't volunteer Jos were allowed to join and I'll go for little while. We just got drafted we had no choice up is not an option and I'll never forget because the day came in high school, coronary high school a big high school like Spartanburg and Norman and I got all of our seniors out there in this big gymnasium and the military showed up and they were all decked out these gentlemen and they handed out to us little envelopes and I bought mine I can still see Monica that Donald John Wilson lets me written on the front and I opened it up and we all stood they did quiet because we knew what it was and we opened up and I took Aptos document. This document that looked in and had Donald John Wilson and had a number with an in off grid which I've still got my dogtags.

That was my number. I was going to become a number from then on, and then it also said where I was to report one week off to graduation from high school one week exactly graduated on Friday. The next Friday I was on the client and it said I was to report to the first special services Battalion under that it had armored division and then under that it had in brackets a little phrase that was very interesting.

It said combat unit. I said thank you very much and I look at that and we began to show some of my friends were going to the Navy and the Air Force and some guy in the Marines. Some are doing is not where you going, God will I'm going to first special services Battalion armored division combat unit and I'm leaving as soon as we graduate this was about October of that year that I graduated and we were going to leave at the end of December and I remember going home and I remember showing this to my mother and father and I said dad, you know, I know what combat is. I remember dad speaking to me and before I knew what I had graduated from high school and I had hardly had time to even appreciate the fact that I was now a high school graduate that the next week. There I was at the train station in Cambridge and they were young men all over the place we were dressed in civilian surveys as we call them and everybody was talking and there was a vase and people are high-fiving and trying to pretend happy. We were there must've been a thousand or 2000, not another, but the train station was, and just as I got on that trying to take my four day trip up into the central part of Africa to go to this unit that I had been assigned to you, and I knew that I might not come home for a long time.

My father looked at me and he said to me with these hand on my shoulder, son, I know that you going all and we don't know when you going to come home and we know that you may never come home. But I want you to never forget to keep God in the center of everything you because if you keep God in the center of everything you do.

You cannot go wrong.

I'm going to show you something.

During these weeks, folks, something most extraordinary about angels and we begin even here in verse 11. Angels already God thing on this God of the universe is at the center and he is the center. He is the centerpiece on the mantelpiece of our very existence and everything and anything that we might say about angels.

We're going to discover is inextricably intertwined into the sovereignty of Almighty God, you cannot speak about angels or talk about angels or write about angels or thank God for angels or be involved with angels with turning your thoughts and attention to Almighty God, you cannot really angel that is void of Almighty God is not angel it's just speculation. It's a nice story going to tell you my friends, if you ever hear anything about angels and it has nothing to do with God. Just put it down in your book of fairy angels are God thing number two angels are a commissioned thing.

Angels are a commissioned thing here in verse this morning God will come on his angels concerning you. It's a wonderful truth that we are going to try to come to grips with how that God commissions his angels. They are God's special agent they are dispatched bygones. Come on, to carry out what God intends for them to carry out they are totally subservient to him and to his good pleasure. They are not bound by nor dictated to by the women's human fantasy or imagination.

Angels are God's commissioned agents that you will beg my pardon there is a sense in which we going to discover that God in his heavenly realm frequently calls upon his angels, and dispatchers. He sends them. He commissions them and that brings me to the third interesting point about what God will teach us in beginning today in his word.

Angels are a God thing. Angels are a commissioned thing number three is what I really like angels are an ass thing that works is folks here in this incredible verse. He will come on his angels concerning who you to God you in all his ways. Your wife. Angels aren't asking the this is just wonderful news because what God is telling me here is that angels have something to do with me, and in fact they don't just have something to do with me that I have a whole lot to do with me, and in fact, I don't only have a whole lot to do with me. I have everything to do with me because God says spring goes to an extreme screen includes and involves part of my ways.

For some of my ways my ways angels are involved in the totality of everything that I'm about what everything you mean to tell me God is interested in where I am and what I'm thinking and how do you think God's you think angels again to help me with my marriage. You think I going to be there when I'm on the highway.

You think I gained new taken interesting the little things absolutely God has a heavenly hose which we even begin as ice God to this leave at a moments notice have a problem and try to figure out the name of the powerful as we celebrate the protection question Just ask, is the most important question of the day. Do you know the God control command today. Yes Jesus Christ you have questions. Connect with us online TW online.org for this phone number Chinatown stored in your cell 866899 Word 866-8999 Dr. Don Wilton God has spoken you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into God.

I know that I miss. I know that Jesus loves God) into my system face my sins say his name I pray they made. If you pray that prayer we love to get alongside celebrate save you some literature help you as you begin to grow and I want you to know that I love you very very much if you giving your heart to Jesus Christ. In these moments together.

Once you let us know about what you let us put some great resources in your hands to help you take the next step.

You can call us at 866-899-9673 or email us at online@tewonline.org Dr. Donald love to hear your story.

If you'd like to email and it's Don Dio and Pat tewonline.org. He would love to hear from you and love to pray earlier today I mentioned faith in the midst of Christ are the details on how you can get your copy of this powerful met Dr. Wilton right now you are Encouraging Word for your life right Dr. dying 99 excited about the crisis was how it's helping stabilize somewhat of an 8999 through one 2 AM email us at online@tewonline.org the till next time.

Take care and God


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