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July 6, 2020 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. Through the Bible base freezing of Dr. Don Wilton and a message on Angel C yes I did say angels and I'm not trying to funny about Christmas in July, but I am telling you right now is the perfect time to dive into God's word and study this concept of something that in some ways has been misrepresented to give great insight and biblical insight from Dr. Don Wilton. In these next few days studying on angels and what Angels do is, where will start today will be getting in Revelation chapter 16 in a moment with Dr. Don Wilton over here for your one of things we love to do is pray for you. 866-899-WORD will connect with us right now they are 98668999673. We would love to pray with and for you, trying to rule I biblical profile of angels, what black and hot about sound and what are they about what they are not, what is it that I do, then we kind of look at all what Angels all day to read a passage of Scripture that relate to angels, I'm not going to necessarily preach on that passage because every one of my points is going to come from different passages all over Scripture.
You made your Bibles.
I'm going to read your passage of Scripture in the book of Revelation chapter 16 I want to say this before I do do this. This is not a very nice passage to read. In fact, boys and girls. There are some very, very ugly things in this passage is what the Bible is talking about the Bible is talking about this world as we know it, with all the believers if you give in your heart to Jesus, you trusted him as your personal savior. Revelation chapter 16 is talking about what is going to happen to all the people who are left behind said no to the Lord Jesus Christ is one of the reasons why it's so important to know him, but I want us to read this passage because Angels play a very prominent part in in time.
Revelation chapter 16. This was during the tribulation and I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, go pour out the seven bowls of God's law from the earth. The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and had worship his image. That is the number 666.
The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea and turning to blood like that of a dead man in every living thing in the sea died the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water and they became blood.
Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, you are dressed in these judgments, you who are and who were the holy one because you have so John, for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.
And I heard the call to respond. Yes, Lord God Almighty and just all your judgments recite the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire.
They were seated by the intense heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control of these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorified God, the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast and his kingdom was plunged into darkness men nor their tongues in agony and cursing the God of heaven because of their pains and their souls.
But they refused to repent of what they had done the six angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three evil spirits.
If you would just look at me for a moment about the talk about the holy Trinity. Remember the Trinity or the triune God, and God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. Antichrist represents the holy Trinity, and there are three persons in the holy Trinity job they are in verse 13.
I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs. They came out of the mouth of the Dragon out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. There are the three represent the holy Trinity. Remember that this is talking about the tribulation. This is following the rapture of the church when all believers are taken to be with the Lord Jesus all believers again to be in heaven the tribulation is going to go on for seven years and it is going to be manifest through the unholy Trinity. They all the Dragon, the beast and the false prophet verse 14 they are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs that go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for battle on the great day of God Almighty. That is a direct reference to the battle of Armageddon which is going to take place in a specific area in Israel called my computer or the place of Armageddon will harm a ghetto which is the hill of Megiddo. It is a massive Valley.
Look what God has to say about this in verse 15. Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him so that he may not go naked and shamefully exposed. Then they that is the holy unholy Trinity gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air and out of these temple came out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne saying it is done. Then they came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peeling peals of thunder in a severe earthquake, no earthquake, like it had ever occurred since man had been on earth so tremendous was the quite the great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapse. God remembered Babylon the great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of God's law, every island fled away in the mountains could not be found from the sky. Huge hailstones of about 100 pounds each, fell upon men and they cursed God, on account of the plague of hail because the plague was so terrible. I'm so grateful to make an announcement to you today. There is not one person living needs to go through what the angels of God are going to pour out upon this world. That is why Jesus Christ died upon the cross. This morning I'm going to give you an opportunity the same opportunity that God gives to all of us to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. I'm going to invite you in just a moment to step back from your seat to make your way down to the front and take me by the hand and say pasta. I have given my life to Jesus Christ. I know that I belong to him.
My sins are forgiven and I know that one day when I die or Jesus were to come back first I'm going to be taken by God's angels right there into the heavenly places to be seated at the right hand of the father which is in heaven. So what is it that these angels are about what is it that angels do go on a journey together.
I want you to take your Bibles and we going to be flipping backward and forward, and I'm not going to promise you anything because we going to just simply study God's word together so fasten your seatbelts what angels do number one number one angels give direction angels give direction I want you to turn back to the book of acts in chapter 8 we going to just use this as an example, right now the book of acts in chapter 8 remarkable. There are so many passages that I want to go to but we gonna be laying these foundational principles see where God leads us concerning what it is that angels do. According to the Scriptures we going to be formulating our biblical profile. Keeping our thoughts and minds always on the Lord Jesus Christ want to read you acts chapter 8 and verse 26. Wonderful to hear those pages, wrestling and turning you can write down your first point number one angels give direction.
This is very profound.
It's very important to understand this verse 26 now an angel of the Lord said to Philip. Philip, go south to the road. The desert road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza is not remarkable, but it's true. This was an angel who did the angel belong to an angel of the Lord will really speak to a specific person, one person by the name of Philip what he did tell him something very specific. He told them what to do when you knew where to go. He said go down.
I want you to go south down that road there.
I want you to go to the one that's the desert road. You know the one I'm talking about Philip and I want you to go to the one that goes all the way down between Jerusalem and God. I want you to listen to this because this is absolutely mind-boggling. One of the greatest challenges that present themselves to you and to me, as believers, is this whole issue of knowing and doing the will of God.
I'm going to be perfectly open with you today and Monday to say to you that if there's any way in which I struggle sometimes. Most of all, it's a knowing and doing the will of God and give off this question. Lord, what is it you want me to do.
Where is it you want me to go. How is it you want me to do this when you want me to begin. Should I go on this mission trip or should not. I mean, we've got we've just gotten lots of questions and you know, God speaks to us. How does God speak to is how does God tell us about his will will many ways he uses godly people like yourselves to the users he's were like used today. Most of all use of the spirit of God. He speaks to us through the spirit of God. He speaks to us through coming to church together. He speaks to us through the circumstances of our lives to show you something this morning phot you know that God uses his angel to tap into this incredible thing called knowing and doing the will of God God uses angels on occasions to give us director, you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton here on The Encouraging Word will be back with more of this message on angels in just a moment, but as doctrine.
I was talking about how God gives us direction. One of the key foundations of direction. As a follower of Christ spending time in the book the manual God's encouraging word if you're not signing up for the daily Encouraging Word email I challenge you to consider doing it. You cannot doubt it's easy to say all know this is not something I want. I believe you'll see that these moments of studying God's word every day. In that email that pops in your email box about 6 AM Eastern will encourage you in a deep way to spend more time in God's word but also to take God's word with you with an application from Dr. Wilson will help you fight again. That's all easily signed up for TW online.org even cough your copy at 866-899-WORD 9673 would be happy to send you a hard copy quarterly book put together. That's a free for the asking that 866-899-WORD 9673.
Now back to today's message with Dr. that one of the three most important question that we have off concerning knowing and how they are number one where to go. It's all related. Number two what to do or to say, and number three when to go all the three most important questions when it comes to doing the will of God number one where number two what number three. When do I start that folks listen to this.
The Bible is going to show us even this morning that God uses his commission offices.
God uses his secret agents to the mind of God as an expression or a career or a carrier of the mind of God. God uses his angels to answer these three abiding questions number one where number 21 and number three when, in other words, what God is saying to us here is listen.
The Angels timing always coincides perfectly with God's timing. God thinks God determines the angel transmits we and when the angel steps into gear.
God's timing is absolutely perfect God. Angel calms and gives me director. Now you going to say to me, and we gotta talk about this is time to file. How do I distinguish between God's angel and the person and work of the Holy Spirit tell you right now. The Billy Graham wrote what I consider to be the most inspirational book on angels. Many of you I know you have rated Dr. Brian made the statement, which I appreciated, which I agree with so much.
He said it is very very difficult for a believer to distinguish all the time between the work of an angel, and the work of the Holy Spirit. You see friends.
It's not something that we need to be caught up in trying to make that distinction. Besides, that God says listen in many ways angels are going to operate like a Holy Spirit. Why, because when they do operate. Do not even gonna know they are angels operating even if they are angels, God is going to work in a way that God wants to work because God determined a work that way.
Angels give direct route. The aims of the data tell me when I need to get married. The Angels again to tell me all through a couple of years when we need to start a family.
The Angels again and help me if it is if it's God's choosing to know whether I should go in this bidirectional debt direction whether I should go to this college or college Angels again to participate in literally carrying for the blue and the mind of God in a practical working one on one with me individually. The dog direction of the angel of God is individually based in the expression of the mind of God on every unique individual.
No wonder God tells us that he has the range number two, number two.
Angels wait for orders.
Angels wait for orders that folks just hold onto your seats. Turn with me to Matthew chapter 26 Matthew chapter 26. This is just remarkable. Matthew chapter 26 go to show you something that why you turning to Matthew chapter 26. Let me just remind you about something.
Here is Jesus Christ the son of God. This is God's son.
This is God, he is God and Jesus Christ is in the garden of Gethsemane and he is weeping and he is crying and pleading with God the father.
They are about to come and arrest him marching through the Kidron Valley taking to the house of Caiaphas that her back to the entrance form for transfer him from there to the temple regular put them up in front of Pontius Pilate, they gonna beat him they gonna put a crown of thorns on his head.
They gonna slap that Roman cross on his back leg and put a robe on his back again a marching down the Via Dolorosa leg in a marching map to Golgotha, the place of the skull, they gonna slap those nails into his hands. They are going to mark human scrutiny spice and validated by, and Jesus Christ is right.
In the garden of Gethsemane talking to God and he knows about the agony of the cross and what is Jesus see PC some puny little weakling, little man, who think they are so macho and tough, like all Roman soldiers and all God's silly little swords in their hands and shields and helmets and and by walking around high-fiving each other. I can't even imagine what the conversation is going on at the foot of the cross. Do you by mocking him back. I mean, does he think he is coming, I mean, he called himself the King of the Jews. What a sorry looking character.
I should imagine folks you've never heard blasphemy like you did at the foot of the cross.
And here is Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane and he knows that he is about to go through the agony of the cross and in Matthew chapter 26 and verse 53. This is what we read. Do you not think that I cannot call on my father and he will at once put at my disposal more than 12 legions of angels, there is Jesus Christ upon these needs in the garden, knowing the agony that lies before him, and God from heaven begins to speak through Jesus Christ, the son, and we are reminded in Matthew chapter 28 and verse 18 that God can do what ever God does because he is given Dorothy and power to the son, and in Matthew chapter 18 in verse 28 Jesus said all authority in heaven and upon the earth is given to me and I can combine the legions of the Angels and if I was meeting Mauk little Roman soldiers down.
They think they can do anything to harm the Son of Man that I don't even understand that I have the power and the capacity legions of angels that would just simply come right from the face of the sword of the Angels. They just sitting around waiting for his orders. One of my favorite statements. You know sometimes I sit some things and other times I just sits folks, I'm going to tell you that I Angels spend a lot of time just sits by just waiting for orders. They just waiting for orders.
What does this tell us about the it tells us, my friends, three things it tells us that they eat to my number one perfect obedience. Angels are about discipleship. We already disciple making church Angels minimize perfect obedience number two Angels epitomized perfect timing and number three Angels epitomized perfect patient does the Bible say some way lay wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. That 1991 I was in Scotland and I was standing downtown Edinburgh, Scotland, and all of a sudden there comes all these policemen and here I am just get the picture.
I'm standing right you on the sidewalk and this is mine Road in downtown Edinburgh and all of a sudden a policeman. Cops all over the place and is three black call with a flag on a point that even though I was the prime minister save this for me." This pump for people running all over the place and I'm standing on the sidewalk and I'm looking down this motor car pulls up big opening with a big flag on the front right in front of me and the door opens and none other than Princess Diana gets out. She says hi Don, I just kind tell you she was one very beautifully. She got out of that motorcar folks and that door open and I can still see her stepping out and she stepped out right on the pavement and she looked straight at me and when she got out on that pipe and I was backing up against the wall and I said you know I'm in the wrong place. My wife should be done now should be getting far more out of this and and and I looked at her and they were people all over the place and people running and cameras going all and all the other things that were going on and ladies got out of the same motorcar one out of the front and one out of the back around folks they want.they brushed off a little bit on her back. They straightened this stated that they walked around her.
She walks straight toward me and she said hello I said hello and she she will straight into the shop.
I can't remember the shop at all kinds of of stuff. I mean, my wife and I need kinds of places in and Clawson could just white linens and stuff like that. Just stop. It was just full of a just a beautiful shop.
She will straight possibly with these two ladies right behind me.
They went straight into the shop. I turned around and I watched her folks when she picked up a book that I handed it to her when she was for something.
She touched this something that she does just what my wife does not touch this, and those ladies. They were hovering around the site that kinds of things. I mean like old lady in the light then and pulled Princess Diana anything time any she wanted to sit down.
They did a nursing. She wanted to drink a Coke that get us some. She wanted a toothbrush that did her toothbrush. She wanted to move out.
She wanted anything she wanted.
They would do for angels all gone gone and I know you're just getting started about Angels, and more importantly as Dr. Dunn said the ways that we can know God and to live support to Sterger hardens time together.
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