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R1554 A Picture of End Times

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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June 29, 2020 12:12 pm

R1554 A Picture of End Times

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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June 29, 2020 12:12 pm

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Today Dr. Wilton's message is called a picture of in time to study the word together.

See, this is The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist and today as he takes us into God's word will go to the book of acts, and begin in chapter 21 verse 27 just a moment, but I have some other numbers for you that are very important. These numbers are the way to call and talk to someone. Pray with someone not just now during the broadcast.

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Would love to speak with you online DW online.org that's tewonline.org large either a number of ways to connect, including signing up for the daily Encouraging Word Dr. Don Wilton Bibles book of acts, and we are in chapter 21 and verse 27 and I want you to foster your seatbelts to the because I'm going to give to you a picture of in times I probably find that I get as many questions about in times is 110. Imagine I think we all all profoundly very interested. Those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus. I do not portend or suggest to you that in the next few moments that I'm able to look at God's word and give us all the nuances that we need, but I will say this, that in our journey alongside the apostle Paul. We find ourselves back in Jerusalem. I love going to Jerusalem. Been there many times myself every time we go to that part of the world make a point of spending four or five days at least in the great city of Jerusalem pull this come to the climactic moment of his third journey, and God takes him to Jerusalem, we've seen that on our map together in his journeys. He's been all over the place. But on this particular third journey of his.

You can see a calm population here in the this final journey pole came all the way back and he's now all the way down here in Jerusalem.

God told him to go to Jerusalem you ever wondered why God told Paul to go to Jerusalem many reasons.

I just want to read this just a few exhibits yet to put this into its rightful context. But I want you to see God's servant in Jerusalem.

He's been everywhere else traveled through multiple provinces and cities towns make people from every walk of life, different languages, cultures, and God said to him now want you to go to Jerusalem, I just want to read to you some of what happened to Paul in Jerusalem. So we gotta pick up at verse 27 of acts 21 when the seven days were almost completed the Jews from Asia seeing him in the temple that cannot. I've got to so I'm sorry I apologize about it I have to just say this is I want you to get this Paul is not only in Jerusalem but he's in the temple I'm going to show your picture in a little while. This is the heart of Jerusalem.

The temple today the temple mount which we recognize as a golden dome that does not have anything remotely Christian about it is extremely important to understand in what God teaches us and we going to see this picture here so I want you to see pole not just in Jerusalem but in the centerpiece of Jerusalem. He goes to the temple.

When the seven days were almost complete.

The Jews from Asia seeing pole in the temple stood up the whole crowd, and laid hands on him, crying out people of Israel. The whole nation help. This is the man whose teaching everyone everywhere against three things. The people, the law and the land. Moreover, he's even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place, for they had previously seen Pro from us the Ephesian with them in the city and they suppose that pole and rolled them into the temple, and all the city stood up and the people came running, they seized pole. They dragged him out of the temple and once the gates were shot as they were seeking to kill him would came to the tribunal of the cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.

It once took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them and when they saw the Tribune and the soldiers they stopped beating pole then the Tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done some in the crowd was shouting one thing and others were shouting. Another thing, and Desi could not learn the facts because of the applicable ordered him to be brought into the barracks and when he came to the steps. He was actually carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd for the mob of the people followed crying way with him, as Paul was about to be brought into the barracks he said to the Tribune may say something to you and he said do you know Greek, are you not the Egyptian then who recently stirred up a revolt and lead the 4000 men of the assassins out into the wilderness. Paul replied, you dummy. Sorry I didn't say that I didn't erase that Paul replied I'm a Jew from Tarsus inside Lussier, a citizen of no obscure city. A big permit me to speak to the people when he had given him permission pole standing on the steps motion with these hand to the people and there was a great harsh.

He addressed them in the Hebrew language saying brothers and fathers here. The defense that are now like before you. I want to show you something very quickly because I want to bring this all into Paul's life and show you one of the many reasons why God brought him to Jerusalem, before he set out on these ultimate journey to Rome where he finally gave his life so very quickly you want to do this quickly turn with me to Revelation chapter 13 Revelation chapter 13 love to hear the pages of God's word and turning like that. Revelation chapter 13 going to tell you, just very quickly. A number of things about Jerusalem. Then I'm going to put pole there and I'm going to say almost the same things then show you this picture. First of all, Islam at the end times is a picture of the throne of Satan just gonna read to Revelation chapter 13 in the first couple or three verses, and I saw a beast rising out of the sea with 10 horns and seven heads, with 10 diagrams on its horns and blasphemous names on its head and the beast that are so was like a leopard, its feet were like the Bears in its mouth is like a lion's mouth and to it. Dragon gave him his power, the Dragon in the book of Revelation is Satan the devil. The devil Satan gave his power to the beast, otherwise known as Antichrist, the holy Trinity of God.

God the father, God the son God the Holy Spirit, the holy Trinity, the Dragon, which is the devil Satan the beast Antichrist and another beast called the false prophet, a very well-known worldwide known religious person is a member of the unholy Trinity because if you can get the church, by whatever definition to agree with Antichrist and Satan every body will follow. You can get the church to agree with your son you will continue to sin, because you've got the clergy or you got the church on your team. They are agreeing they told you that God didn't mean what he said the church said first picture we gotcha is on this throne. And the Dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. First thing I want you to see is the throne.

The second thing I want you to see all the people because in lost times God's Word gives us a massive picture of what we the people who we are, how we look how we behave how we live.

How we relate to one another, and who we obey and follow the limit read two verse seven and eight as an illustration in chapter 13. Also, it was allowed to make war on the saints. So we now have Antichrist who has full authority has been given permission to make war against believers and to conquer them. Watch this. And authority was given it. Authority was given it over every tribe, people, language and nation. Who are these people exactly and all who dwell on the earth will worship it. Everyone gives the definition everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain some of you might say today will how do I have my name written in the Lamb's book of life.

The Bible is very clear give your heart to Jesus repainted your son confess that sin to Jesus, trusting him by faith and faith that Jesus Christ alone is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and you will be safe. You can do that right now in your name will be written in the Lamb's book of life. That's what God and his spirit will convict you of your son, so two pictures so far, one a picture of the throne. The same, to a picture of humanity deep running from everyone matters will get a warning to seize anybody that has anything to do with the street you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton. We back with the rest of today's message a picture of in time to just a moment, but I want to remind you that if you're listening to just a portion of today's message just tuned in. You can hear the entire message share with friends as well online at tewonline.org. He and there at tewonline.org large consider signing up for the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Don. It is loaded with blessings.

Wonderful application to God's word some insight on God's word again. Sign up online at tewonline.org G for your free copy of the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Don back to today's message of picture that I want to give. Choose the picture of the law governs the behavior of the picture of in times of the Lord is governed by number number 666 look with me at verse 11 of chapter 13 then I saw another beast rising out of the Mrs. false prophet. By the way, it had two horns like a laminate spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast which is Antichrist in its presence and makes the earth entities its inhabitants worship the first beast.

Why, how, because if a Rev. Dora clergyman tells you that God says it's okay he gave you permission to worship someone or something other than God and its inhabitants worship the beast whose mortal wound was healed and performs great signs, this is the false prophet performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of the people be careful who you watch and listen to the world is full of false prophets, be careful, who's duping you hold false to the word of God. Some things can be very impressive, and the false prophet, he knew how to do it just go out there and make fire come down from heaven, everybody will be impressed good in front of the people. People are gullible. Everybody's looking for something everybody wants hope everybody wants more and I just want you to know today that I'm a Christian man, I found that hope his name is Jesus.

He's the way Micah is the Prince of peace. That's why I'm inviting you to give your heart to Jesus.

I watch this and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence I'm in verse 14. The beast, it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beasts of the image of the beast might even speak in my calls those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Watch this. This is the law and it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or on the foreign so that no one can buy or sell unless he has a Mark, have you noticed how many people want to go off to Chick-fil-A because they don't open on Sunday so no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark that is the name of the beast of the number of its name.

This calls for wisdom. Let the one who is understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of man and his number is 666 so three things I'm trying to place your because pool God took pole at the end of his third journey and sit in poor go to Jerusalem and he arrived in Jerusalem and he went to this particular to the temple that screwed the that was controlled by the religious people of his day religion controlled the seat of authority. I want you to see a picture of the throne. A picture of the people I want you to see a picture of the Lowell and then I want to see you to see a picture of redemption because Paul is about to stand up and he's just going to tell them my friends the onset of everything is Jesus.

So Paul's arrival in Jerusalem presents to us for important things.

Number one, it shows the power of Antichrist that one verse going back to acts chapter 21. One of the most powerful verses I've ever tried to get a hold of his verse 28. This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against what the three pictures this man pole. By the way, what was pulled doing everywhere he went, telling people about Jesus. What was he accused of doing standing against the throne. The people and the law. To what extent is Jesus King and Lord of role. Can you not rank anything higher than the Lord Jesus and authority.

The word of God and pulls arrival in Jerusalem amongst many other things, shows us a picture of the power of Antichrist, who wanted. He knew he Antichrist rules, the people below and the land.

That's what the devil does is what Satan wants America. He wants to have all the authority of the final sites are number two. He wants to control the entire nation number three. He wants to nullify the law of God say whatever God says is irrelevant. You know off true God is out of date. Would God said yesterday doesn't apply today. Second, pulls arrival in Jerusalem reveals the height of sinful people at the strong word. The word of God's pretty clear about the people in Jerusalem when Paul arrived at the temple I will scan as they came running bases to base screamed you a picture here of the mob standing right outside the assembly whole while they were assembled in this religious place, but here come the people. The Bible says they came from everywhere.

Seems like they even bust them in. This is the centerpiece. But all away around here, the people came in the Bible says they were running they were in a frenzy. This is mob hysteria. This is get that Christian and Caleb. I wish I could say that in any other way but it says in verse 31 they were seeking to kill him. They wanted him out of this is extreme. Satan doesn't put a patch around Jesus. He thought he had them when Jesus went to the cross cost. What a surprise when Jesus by the power of God was raised from the dead.

He conquered sin and death and the grave for the picture here of Paul arriving in Jerusalem the picture that shows the power of Antichrist, but it certainly also reveals the height of sinful people, by the way, I didn't even read it. But when you get down to chapter 22 and verse 22. Up to this word, they listen to him. Then they raise their voices and sit away with this person from the earth, he should not be allowed to live there. It is hard on Did you see the rest of it. And as they were shouting, throwing off the cloaks they were flinging dust into the air. They were so livid about this believer that they just grabbing that were just throwing dust up in the air. They had to throw something maybe all the furniture was already gone.

That's how they hated the righteousness of God.

But in the third instance pulls arrival in Jerusalem makes known the extent of bizarre accusation. Verse 38 is just an amazing when this fellow looks at performances onto that Egyptian who recently stood up her revolt and led 4000 men of the assassins out into the wilderness, I mean is that I don't even know how to describe this to you if you ever considered the extent to which the world will go to demean anything about Jesus is. It's almost surreal. I'm I'm reading in between the lines here, but I would love to just being on the apostle Paul's lapel when they proceed to him like I'm an Egyptian who led a rebellion with bullies, assess how you get this connection, but there's one more thing that I want to say to you, pulls arrival in Jerusalem certainly shows the power of Antichrist in the throne, the seed of Satan. It shows the hate of sinful people and makes known the extent of bizarre accusations, but you know in chapter 22 pulls arrival in Jerusalem hears only this incredible testimony. This only means of redemption and hope I'd admire pulls so much because in the midst of all of this pole gets up in chapter 22 and he says cannot just tell you about me you know I apply to railed against the church are not too had animosity against Christians in our two did everything I hated them I wanted them outta here, but you know I was on the road to Damascus and I make Jesus changed my life just changed my life. I've always felt that way with my life when I made Jesus. He changed my life. He forgave me for my sin for one. How did that pack can then be, gave me a joy in a piece that I I couldn't find anywhere else gave me hope, purpose and meaning gamy friends like you beautiful family says Jesus you know when I look at Jerusalem Shore are being inside the I'm one of those people is being inside this mosque absolutely walked around it. Been there over 30 times. Everybody. Whoever goes with me. We gone to a rollover and we look can we take a lot of pictures and we talk. I'm trying every time I'm I'm on the Temple Mount. Here I just see my Jesus because he's king. I know the end of the story because the end of the story has already begun in me. Jesus is in my heart and in my life and knowing Christ takes the fear of all of this away.

I have no fear because of no Christ.

You don't need to be afraid of tomorrow. You can face old age. You can face a prognosis you can face sickness faced death can face the challenges of life because life is full of challenges, folks, this gospel is for the whole nation.

It's for all people. You can be changed. It doesn't matter where you come from what you going through how it is affecting your life. This is the love of God because God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. What a powerful message Maybe you heard that verse many many times that God so loved the world, but now you realize it's for you. God gave his son, his only begotten son because he loved Kramer take just a moment and hear the final closing thoughts from our 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 Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me cross today. I repainted myself and by faith I receive my friend. I welcome you today. The family of God.

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