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June 17, 2020 8:00 am
Welcome to the Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton as we continue in what angels are not. The word will be headed back to Hebrews chapter 1 in just a moment on this message. What angels are not from Dr. Don Wilton. If you miss yesterday's message. Don't worry docudrama catch you up in just a moment, you can always visit our website and see EW online.org to hear this message at any time at your door on the road and want to connect with these resources from Dr. with little help you grow in your faith were always there, always open, so to email@example.com would also be happy to pray with you our phone number always answered 24 hours a day at 866899 word that's 866-899-WORD 9673. Now today's message when angels are not Dr. Don Wilton. Angel I that we know the word. This is by all. Not Hebrews chapter 1 and I'm going to read from verse four, so Jesus Christ became as much superior to the Angels as the name he has inherited is superior to the floor to which of the angels did God ever say you are my son to die.
I become your father again. I will be his father and he will be my son.
And again when God brings these firstborn into the world.
He says it all the way. All God's angels worship him in speaking of the angels. He says he makes these angels when the servants flames of fire by the Lord righties were upon our hearts. I shared with you three novels that I'd like to just mention them by way of introduction this morning to place us in context. Number one that angels are not necessarily number two angels are most certainly not to be praying and then number three angels on to be worshiped. This past week I was downtown and a couple came up and began talking to me very very fine fine couple but I came up to me and the walked up and they were charming.
Just a lovely couple, a husband and wife been married about 30 years. They told me and the they began to talk and and and he said to me, said Foster, I'm so glad we've never met you and we been watching and listening to on television for you and I said thank you so much and I were very complementary, very kind, said some very sweet things very undeserving thing.
And then she said she said you know we really interested in the work you are having to say about angels I said hello what you think about how they both said to me almost the same time. I said all it's incredible and I said what do you think about. She said well I tell you, you know I'll be honest with you, positivism is a group of us and we meet. Perhaps a little infrequently, but we meet every now and again and we have Angel worship. I said you actually meet and worship should get we light candles and we we pray and we worship angels and I said I send them wanted lost weeks message mean to you I said I don't know you know it was it was very good and we we heard everything you said but you know we just depends on your perspective I sent on your perspective I said yes I said you mean like God says thou shalt have no other gods before me. But it depends on your perspective I said what you mean you worship angels and we began to talk and it was a very pleasant and corneal conversation and endless lady said to me exactly what I say lost week and I'm not telling you anything out of the sight of her right ear in the streets in Spartanburg. She said to me pasta you know II just respect what you people believe in but you know it it actually doesn't really matter because God God, you know, God doesn't mind. I mean, just, you know, he I mean God just loves us and she began to talk about God is just such a wonderful garden and and if you want to go and worship angels and and and other things like that get God just you know it's not don't get so excited about our sin. So you mean what God was doing. He was making like a suggestion I said let me ask you something. How long of the two of you been married and she said 30 years. I said do you love each other all different light that they were holding hands while I was talking with 1 cup ICW ever heard of the 10 Commandments show. Yes I said you remember when God came down to Moses on Mount Sinai saying to me is that some people those of the 10 Commandments and other people. Those are just the 10 suggestions. I said let's just like one of them. For example, you been married for 30 years. You love one another. What you're actually saying to me is that said listen, I know that you are in love and I know that you husband and wife and I know that you raised a wonderful family and if you really want to know the truth. I would prefer that your husband never runs around on you and she's and has a an immoral relationship with another lady and and and what God is saying to his listen, I would.
I would strongly just want you to know that as God. I just prefer you to be one man for one woman and and and I don't know if you could possibly help yourself never have an affair and and and it would just be much better for you. You know if your husband has a little slip every now and again I mean if it's okay with me. I mean just go ahead and and that's okay. Let him down on a business trip and sleep around and I mean it doesn't matter. Basically, I said to the lady I said. Now how do you feel about that suggestion.
But when she got through telling me what she would do to him if he did, thou shalt have no other gods before me. That's what God says what angels on the they are not necessarily see they all know to be praying to die on not to be worship number four.
Angels do not indwell people that turn with me very quickly WCB but turned back to John's Gospel in chapter 14 the gospel of John and chapter 14. I want to show you an incredible verse of Scripture.
In John chapter 14, listen to what the Bible says someday to read to you from verse 17, or just verse 17. Here in verse 17 of John chapter 14, Jesus is speaking and Jesus speaks about the spirit of God.
The third person of the Trinity and Jesus calls him this truth. By the way, angels never all and never can be and never will be even remotely connected to the spirit of truth. The Bible says that Jesus said of himself alone, and the way the truth and the life no man can come in to the father but by me. What he says you. He says the world cannot accept him that that is the spirit of God, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But those of you who are believers. Those of you who have trusted me as your personal savior you know him. Why, because the spirit lives with you and he is in you and I want everybody to look at me this morning when you look at me this morning.
Every one of you see this man called Don Wilton for some of you that's the best thing you've ever seen for some of you that's the worst thing you've ever seen can't accept that but you looking at me.
You see me you see my body my face my features, my hands are you listening to me and what you see is Don Wilton guess what the Bible says about Don Wilton because I have given my life to the Lord Jesus Christ. No different from you. You are not only seeing Don Wilton but you are seeing the spirit of God in me the spirit of God has in will be when the spirit of God came into my life. That is God himself.
God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit, the triune God. I received all God the father. I received all of God the son. I received all of God the spirit and when I trusted Jesus Christ as my Savior.
I become in will by the person of the Godhead is his spirit. It is his spirit, the Holy Spirit of God key in the Bible puts it like this says that I am literally come by and I am trying to buy the third person of the Godhead. That is the spirit of the living God, and it is the spirit of God. Not only will me, but he lives in me. And because he lives in me. He saturates my very being.
Any traits into every campus and every milk and every cranny of the very being that I am in the presence of God and by his spirit and moves me to be the kind of man God wants me to be angels not have 50 well anybody. There's not a person upon the face of the has an angel living human.
Nobody has an angel living in them. They do not have the authority or the power or the capacity mighty God to do what only the spirit of God can do only the spirit of God can in will me.
What a powerful truth, perhaps, and often misunderstood. Think about what angels can and can't do.
There's more to come in this message from Dr. Don Wilton.
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Connect with resources at 866-899-9673 just know to pray with and for you now back today's message with Dr. Don Wilton, five angels do not possess the attributes of the Godhead frames you gonna have to listen very, very carefully, angels possess the Godhead non-order to answer this question to satisfy the questions that we will have today.
We got off to ourselves. Then God came, God hated the head of God is the main function of God is God. That is the question that we lost. God comprises listen to me on comprises of three individual goggles, the God of our fathers, the God, Jesus Christ, God's Holy Spirit. The Bible calls it the Trinity, the triune God. The Godhead is limited. If I could use that word to the three persons of the Godhead.
God the father, God the son of God the Holy Spirit. Three in one separable the triune God. Now what is the will did I say the sign will look I'll tell you what we gonna do we gonna add a few more to the Godhead. We gotta keep up with the times you the Trinity's archaic, it's out of date. That's not enough. It's not inclusive enough that that's not limited religion. God doesn't limit anybody.
God says listen listen don't get excited man, folks, please do not get excited look. If you need to kill a few thousand babies a year because moms don't want them just go ahead. I've changed my mind about murder. If you want to just blaspheme a little bit.
Let's not get excited folks. God uses people use the name of God in Jesus Christ and you.
Nine. Every move you see in books. It's kind of in figure 9. If you want to be on the in thing. States take more minutes not to ask and let's get with it or why don't we just add Mary. Let's put Mary in the top folks listen to me. I've had people come to me inside of me were how would you like to treat your mother like that. Do you really think Jesus Christ is going to get mad because I pray to Mary you think Jesus is going to get all bent out of shape because we worship Mary will we pray to Mitt that she's not someone that we add a person to the Trinity. Let's have angels that Sam, Mary, let's have some other kind of worship. Let's do this. Let's worship the clouds. What nature the big issue today is Not just worship God. Let's worship nature and God says something that showed have no other gods before me. There is only one God God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. And I'm nonnegotiable. That's what God sees.
Well, if an angel do not possess the attributes of the Godhead want and we look at some of them want to go to Hebrews chapter 1 and I'm going to look at only one verse, verse three Hebrews chapter 1 in verse three when he read it to you. The Bible says the sun that is the Lord Jesus Christ is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being and he sustains all things by his powerful word. And often he had provided purification of sin which the claim is that I am justified in his presence. Jesus Christ, having paid the price he and he alone sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. What is God saying to us about angels, God is saying to us with some friends. I may use angels.
It had discretion at any time. I so choose to use the angels do not possess the Buttes public Godhead number one angels cannot radiate the glory of God. They cannot radiate God's glory.
Folks watch this they can reflect God's glory. I can reflect God's glory. You can reflect God's glory. This God dwells within us allows us the privilege to reflect the glory of God. But the word of God teaches us in no uncertain terms, my friend, that Jesus Christ is the only one who has the capacity to be the radiance of the glory of Almighty God's angels do not possess the attributes of God. They cannot radiate God's glory.
Number two, they cannot reflect God's image. They cannot reflect God's image. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the exact representation of his being, you know what that word representation means the exact representation. It comes from the Greek word con icon is an image and it is a direct representation of the being of God is in fact in first Corinthians, where the apostle Paul is trying to teach us about what we going to look like in heaven. He says you want to know what you gonna look like in heaven. Why don't you look to the son, who has been resurrected from the dead and when you look to the sun you going to see the father. Jesus said if you've seen me, you seen the father and the word of God teaches us that angels are capable of being a reflective but cannot do not possess the attributes of the Godhead number three number three angels cannot sustain the will of God that cannot sustain the will of God. Now that word here in the Hebrew text of striking watches. Folks, there is a sense we talking about the omnipotence of God and I'm going to talk about that in a minute.
There is a sense in which God tells us that he sustains the world by his powerful word that Jesus Christ, the son of the living God through the exercise and mandate of his spirit holds the world together. He sustains the will is my advisees power and by his grace because he is creepy he is the one who has made everything the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end and he tells us in no uncertain terms that angels cannot sustain the world and number four.
He tells us that angels cannot sit down at the right hand of the father. Folks, the Bible says right here in this verse in verse three.
Often he had provided purification for certain that Jesus Christ, the son of the living God, the second person of the Godhead, the one who paid the price for you and for me, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. And the Bible teaches us, my friends, that angels do not have the authority of God, neither do they have the invitation of God, neither do they have the capacity given to them by God to be seated at the right hand of the Majesty from on high that watch what was me what all this means is, God is saying to us was why are you wasting your time trying to put angels on a pedestal lay not on why you trying to worship angels. Why don't worship angels.
They cannot radiate God's glory. They cannot reflect God's image. They cannot sustain the world.
They cannot even be seated at the right hand of the father. What are you doing trying to put angels where no man can ever put them because God is never put them number six. Angels do not convict people of their sins.
Angels do not convict people of this in John 16 and recite the Bible tells us that it is the spirit of the living God who convicts us of three things and only the spirit of God can do that. What can angels not do that watch list number one. Angels cannot convict you of your sin folks. All this is going to come together. Angels cannot convict you, and only the Holy Spirit can buy cannot convict your grandson watch me.
That is why we going to discover that angels are never sent to nonbelievers. If a person doesn't know Jesus Christ. Angels are irrelevant angels only concern those who are in Christ.
Angels are only saved to those who are in Christ God has no need to send angels to those who are outside of Christ because he seems he's down to convict. It wouldn't help angels could stand on their head and do all kinds of things. The Bible says they are incapable of convicting Manor basin number two angels are incapable of convicting us of righteousness.
The boys and girls that would righteousness literally means right living angels do not have the capacity or the authority of God to tell us how to live right.
Angels will never say don't say that you need to talk like this argues that kind of language you need to be nice to your friends.
You need to respect her parents. You need to do this you need to take care of others. You need to pray for angels never do that angels do not have the capacity to convict us concerning certain that I do not have the capacity to convict us concerning righteousness that is the right standards by which God instructs us to live. And third, angels cannot convict us concerning judgment. In other words angels can do what they want to rent the light blue and the price you will never become convinced concerning the judgment of Almighty God upon the sin of mankind.
Angels cannot do that. God sign why in the world you would you want to worship angels.
It is a very comfortable compromising religion that says I'm gonna worship someone who cannot convict me of sin cannot convict me of right living and cannot convict me of judgment. You better believe I want to worship somebody like that. If ever there was easy believe them. You got it right.
Number seven angels are not omnipresent, omnipotent, or omniscient, I'm going to give that to you in English angels on number one not all present.
The word mommy present means bombing means everywhere. They are not all present watch me folks angels can only function one angel at a time in one place at a time we going to discover why it is that God is God thousands upon millions upon millions of angels while he needs them because they get the specs one at a time with one specific thing at a time to one place of the time dealing with one believer of the time they are not omnipresent by cannot be all at the same time, everywhere. Number two angels are not omnipotent.
The word potent means strong someone's real potent on the means powerful all-consuming. They are not all-powerful.
Number three, not omniscient. That means they are not all knowing the Bible says. In fact, the Angels, there's just a whole lot of stuff I have no idea about God tells us, and I'm going to show that to you in the word of God one more listen number angels are not in competition with God's Holy Spirit, God says, hold on a minute. Yes I have my not in competition with me.
The Godhead none of love note. Let's put this thing into perspective.
God looks at us and he says to us all.
Years I've given you my whatever you do, don't forget that I am the Lord, you what a powerful truth to close out today and if you are a follower of Jesus Christ. That last statement of Dr. Don you don't forget I am the Lord your is true what you say yes to Jesus Christ. Your life is changed forever. You haven't made that decision you have questions about what it is to give your life to Christ, we are friends ready to talk with you right now at 866-899-9673 more questions to be answered as well online. If you prefer the keyboard to keep her interaction.
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Dear God, I know you love me very, very, and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross that I might be forgiven of my sin. Today, I repent of my sin.
I can face my sin and I invite you to come and talk to my life in Jesus name I pray. If you pray that prayer, let me be the first one to welcome you to the family of God. This is 1 to 2 hard to say this all won't you let us know. Give us a call.
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