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R558 Angels

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June 16, 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 reading of Dr. Don Wilton in this message today on what angels are not. Yesterday we had a wonderful message on Angels and today Dr. Don kind of flips that is removing his next couple days. Angels is a remarkable topic and something that can gain insight I can gain insight from as we go to God going to Hebrews chapter 1 in just a few moments as we open the word together. We ask God to give us an understanding of how this applies to our day-to-day life. As we move through day-to-day life. You like to have someone talk with you.

Pray with you were connecting right now with 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or online keyboard keyboard on our that's now Dr. Don Wilton I'm learning more and more about each week as I study more and more about the subject. I want you to know that God is speaking to my own heart very deeply and I trust that he's going to do the same and I know that he is in your own heart and life. It's very important that we go to the word of God together because there is so much speculation in the world. There are so many opinions being shared. There are so many personal preferences of personal convictions, but there are very few people who are willing to stand upon the word of God and what the word of God teaches in the absolute truth of God's word and his wonderful righteousness. I'm going to do something somewhat a little bit differently this morning I'm going to kind of comic. The subject problem.

The back door. I done something like that.

I'm sure you have. I want to come from the back instead of the front door is subject what angels are not that English teachers if you can say that better. I need to hear from you very quickly what angels are not that I want to give you an illustration I have from time to time people you invite me to come out to dinner and so on and I just wish that I could do a lot more of that. Just my time in my calendar doesn't permit that so much but I remember some weeks ago family that were not yet members about church. They all now they say pasta we'd like you to come to home and we would like you to have a meal with us and and I said that we just love me. Thank you and I said I can only be they quickly so I'm going to have to eat very quickly, but I'd love to come and they seem to me pasta. What do you like to eat, how much time and you got me.

That is a terrific question to ask a man of my calendar and I appreciate you and I said to them, mind if I brought other than telling you what I like to eat good I tell you what I don't like this. It what you do I will not, under any circumstances eat boiled okra. I said I have come to a point in my life where you have to draw the line cannot be a Christian and eat boiled down folks to put something into perspective. It was far better for me to say what I'm not and what I am, in fact, sometimes you will get to know a person followed by understanding what they are not, then what they all that's what I want us to do with angels. I want us to study the subject. What angels all and there's a reason for this we living in a very very explosive world when it comes to the matter of religion and spirituality.

I'm going to say to your beloved friend this morning before we start going off at some kind of right angle start deciding that there are certain things that we all are not going to do concerning angels. We need to discover what it is that God tells us that we are not to do concerning nine so let's begin this morning and you going to need your Bibles because we going to go through many different passages but I want to place this in context data read to you from the letter to the Hebrews chapter 1 and beginning of verse four the Bible says so Jesus Christ became as much superior to the Angels as the name he has inherited is superior to their fourth, to which of the angels did God ever say you are my son and today I have become your father. Or, again, I will be his father and he the Lord Jesus Christ will be my son. And again when God brings these firstborn into the world. He says let all God's angels worship him.

Speaking of the angels. He says he makes his angels wings and his servants claims of fire what angels are not now you going to need to listen very carefully this morning, and write these things down upon your heart and in your life. Number one angels are not necessarily seen first point what angels are not number one. Angels are not necessarily seen. I want you to just flip a few pages are to Hebrews chapter 13 Hebrews chapter 13 I want to show you something.

Hebrews chapter 13 and I'm just going to read.

Let me read verses one, put it in context, and I'm going to come back to this many times this is an exhortation and by the way, when God gives to us an exhortation he always includes people to whom he is addressing the subject. There is a sense of urgency. God is issuing in a sense I morning that goes deep down into the hearts of those that love God, and he says that there is an extra night exclamation yet he says listen. He says I want to warn you to keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters, and in so doing, do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing.

Some people have entertained angels without knowing it now, folks, I want you to listen. I want you to listen here because I think this is very important. What is God saying to us, God is saying to us that angels can be visible and they can be invisible angels are not necessarily seen, and if you study Scripture, and as we go through during these guys we going to discover on a scale of 1 to 10 that probably nine times out of 10 angels on not seen you cannot see them. But here's the catch.

Even if you were able to see an angel. The Bible says you would not know that it is an angel.

That's why this is a warning says what happens. Listen, God say is that angels are not necessarily seen, and if we going to understand what God is teaching us about angels we got to come to grips with that fact. We've got to understand that what God is doing for us through angels is our benefit, but we do not necessarily have the capacity to respond in kind. Now we going to put that into context because when God begins to Mondavi's a response to anything that he does. He put that in a legal context.

So what point number two angels on not to be prayed angels on not to be prayed now want you to just listen. You know, this passage very well. Matthew's gospel chapter 6 and verse nine, the disciples came to the Lord Jesus and they said to him, they said to him, Lord, would you teach us how to pray. What a Jesus say Jesus said this is how you need to pray father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy seed, folks. I call it the great American copout that you might've noticed that these days in which we live. If you noticed how many people in how many places are trying to avoid or circumvent the instruction of God concerning prayer that we reached an all-time low. In America we know that from the Supreme Court on down.

People are doing everything they can to eliminate God from everything that we hold dear. Can you imagine the United States of America a nation one nation under God illuminating from God. From everything that we hold sacred. In our own hearts. You know that today even from football games to stadiums.

One has to be so careful. I call it the great American copout. Have you listen to some people pray recently you might've heard a prayer that goes like this one. Dear God will who is God, you know that the Muslims worship God's name is Allah. They call him God.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of God. You know that in India today. There are millions upon millions of false gods.

Dear God, thank you for this time.

Thank you for what we're doing. Thank you for that and that keep us safe. I hope nobody hurts themselves. Amen. What's wrong with that prayer. Let me give you another prayer.

Some people don't put anything on me. I just begin help us get through to the less awesome. Thank you for this wonderful time.

Amen. Now folks listen to me.

The Bible says angels are not to be prayed to why does God teach us that because the word of God teaches us very clearly and succinctly, that we ought to pray to God the father through Jesus Christ, the son so how should we be praying father God in heaven, our heavenly father we thank you, we worship, we ignore you.

We magnify your name and we pray these things in the name of our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. Why because Jesus Christ is the one who has paid the price.

Jesus Christ is the one who loves us.

Jesus Christ is the one who died and went to the cross in order that we might know him and that we might have life eternal. And what Jesus teaching his disciples there at that juncture, it does not matter what you think about it or who you think about why you think about it God our father is the one we held our praise and prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Things today's message on what angels are not just all my goodness credible things that we think about more than just this, like this messaging may be shared with a friend.

You can do so on our website EW you jot that down as well. It's a great place to connect with resources grow and met up at one of those resources is a daily Encouraging Word Dr. Don comes out every morning about six helps me jumpstart my quiet time well again. Sign up today now back today's message with Dr. Don Wilton number three number three angels charge him while angel I want you to turn back in your Bibles with me to the letter to the Romans. Romans chapter 1 goals related to the Romans in chapter 1, I want to show that is a staggering proportion angels on the what God has to say. I'm going to begin a good faith even I'm going to stop every now and again. The Bible says in verse 18, chapter 1 that the law of the anger of God knowledge to stop there for who is God, God tells us that God is not only a God of love and of righteousness, but he is a God of judgment, and the law of anger gone does not in any way tolerate anything that stands outside of the express instructions that he gives to us concerning himself and our relationship with him during Romans chapter 1 Paul is putting this into context, but he's going to use one you should use you that we going to discover that he focuses on my friends, is the issue of our worship of Almighty God and God is about to tell us that any thing that causes us not to worship God completely and fully is going to become subject to the flooring of the raw and the anger of God were truly stick with me here. The rock of God is being is continually being revealed from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain for since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities. He's eternal power and divine nature folks living to stop right there we talking about God's eternal qualities we talking about the divine nature and character. The righteousness and holiness of God, which according to the word of God is continually being revealed to us through his word blindness. In other words, God is saying to us, my friends, you are without excuse. God has spoken, and God is spoken clearly what is he spoke in query about. He said these have been clearly seen, being understood what has been made so that man without excuse for although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claim to be wise, they became food and exchanged here is and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

God says hold on a minute I want to give you a warning. I am the creator of the universe, God gives us a warning he says thou shalt have no other gods before me. And here in this passage in the book of Romans, God tells us in no uncertain terms that when men begin to turn their attention and their affection.

They worship they salutation their adoration, their veneration from God is any other creature, no matter who that is not matter what that is, not matter how they look. God says something is going to happen. And here it is in verse 24 therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie Friends we go to listen to this very carefully because God is going to zoom in on a particular sexual sin that is gripped the United States of America today. Watch what happens. You they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the create a toll who is forever praised. Because of this, God gave them over to their shameful lasts even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another and began to commit indecent acts with other men, and then received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. What is God saying at this is a terrifying facet.

God is saying this, you need to go back to the book of Exodus, you need to go back to Mount Sinai. You need to go back and examine the law of God, the first mom, and thou shalt have no other gods. Thou shalt worship only the Lord thy God. Jesus put it like this. He said listen when you try, you need to fall upon your face inside father who art in heaven, I Maximus and that which is about three cited the only one spot and says so.

Worship God, and him shalt not worship angels on to be worship.have a little problem. I'm just going to be honest with you because I'm a jolly decent sort of and I like to say thank you I think I don't think we should these fact. I wish more people would learn to say thank you.

Problem is a human being because I'm going to discover in the word of God that God actually seen these to serve me, the meals of life that God is actually going to send his angels to protect much that God is going to be so kind to me that he's going to make a provision for me that I'm going to spend a lot of time trying to understand now what is my actual human inclination. Garrett is angels. Thank you for thank you engines like I just call Angel thank you so much and the scenes stand and say what you think me thank friends listen we are living in a world of they way people are groping at schools we living in a world today where people say listen, let's not get carried away. It's not it's not radical without religion there is nothing worse than a religious person who kinda goes overboard. I mean if we want to have our little group of together, worship angels, what's wrong on man, what's the matter with you. It's okay. We just have a little angel party over here and we kind of what I mean said listen. God loves us and God doesn't mind if we deviate a little bit. He does mine.

God does. Mine God is nonnegotiable when it comes to worshiping God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. But creature, you don't understand it's my upbringing I'm just kind worship Mary Saud have no other gods before me. But creature, you don't mind if you don't mind if my tradition worship St. Gabriel thou shalt have no other gods before me. God is not open when it comes to you can drive with me around South Carolina see friend. The world is filled with personal convictions, prime for personal convictions. I think we all need personal conviction, but there's not a member of this church, not one member of this church who has permission to impose your personal convictions upon this congregation as absolute truth that we will personal preferences. I have I don't like boiled okra. That's a personal preference for personal preferences. Right now there's some people like to sing him in the sunlight chorus and some black horses and some who don't like him some like loud music and others like quiet physics are not creatures to stand quietly behind the pink one another's one preachers walk around and all loud and boisterous. Those will personal preferences. Not one person in this congregation has permission to impose your will personal preference upon this congregation as actually truth and in fact I'm going to submit to you with all the love in my heart today friend that 8/10 of the churches in this area of God's universe around absolute truth, but around well if you don't mind, I just prefer to have a little chat with what you don't seem to understand all the crowds don't do it well.

God doesn't mind if I kind of just planning angels a little bit if I write books about them and tell everybody to venerated worship angels. Doug don't mess with God because God says thou shall have no other gods before any more questions this morning.

You don't need a deacons meeting on this one God has God's saving God's nonnegotiable about who he is and about how we worshiping and where he fits into the scheme of things, God is number one. He is sovereign things, thou shalt have around.

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