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July 15, 2020 8:00 am
Hi and welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching Dr. Don Wilton. Let's open the word together and see what angels do for the last seven or eight days we been diving into God's word discover this concept of angels and what we maybe have learned is true and is not true. And today, Dr. Don kinda puts in X nation point on the end of this message going to Hebrews in just a minute as we study the word together but docket I want you to know were available for you.
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You can also reach us email@example.com that's DEW online.org. Now today's message from Dr. Wilson. Angels do Seery and I'm going to share with you one more very important point with regard to what angels do and I want to redo your problem related to the Hebrews in chapter 1 in the Paul Rob is a good place to stop in the box. Everybody look at me just a month. Hebrews chapter 1 verse one God says to us and says in the plot. What does he mean by that. This is the Old Testament time, if you please.
Everything from this side looks will have the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and then this is the New Testament time. This is the church a where in the time of the New Testament waiting for the rapture of the church for Jesus Christ coming in the clouds to take all of those of us who love him into heaven to be with him forever and forever and forever. We are looking back on the cross what Jesus Christ has already done. There is a real sense in which when we give our hearts to Jesus Christ.
What are we doing we are accepting what Jesus has already been done in the plot.
We are accepting what Christ did for us upon the cross.
2000 years ago, one of the questions that we all ask about selves. I most certainly do from time to time is God speak to these people loving care before Jesus cut we know the Bible says that Jesus said on the way the truth and the life no man can come under the father but by me.
Well, what about the back by me plot what about before Jesus. What about all people back there in the nucleus of an Old Testament. What about all the prophets and all those people we read about from Genesis to Malachi. What about where the Bible is talking here in the first verse in the possible God spoke to this house through the prophets at many times and in many different ways and we going to discover something very interesting here because God's angels. I'm going to show you how just about use one or two illustrations. Let me read this. He spoke at many times in various ways.
These lost days.
By the way, the doctrine of eschatology or the doctrine of lost things final things dealing with the judgment and with tribulation. The Bible talks about the lost days. In these lost days we are living in the last days how long will the lost days where we don't know we know that going on for 2000 years they might go on for another 2000 years is no man knows the all the time that Jesus will come again we must be ready for that time. The Bible says in the last days he has spoken to us by his son, whom he appointed heir of all things. He made the universe the sun is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of God's being. He sustains all things by his powerful word. Often he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So through this the cross, he became as much superior to the Angels as the very name he has inherited many product kind of a question by the way, it's all a little tinge of sarcasm in verse five he says which the angel did God ever say to which the Angels did God ever say you are my son and today I have become your father will beg my pardon for just a moment.
It's almost as though God is standing there in heaven surrounded by myriads of angels rolled jostling for position they all want to carry God's favor and it's as though God is booming out his voice throughout all the ages to remind all people for all time become that angels can never take the place of God the son, and God says by the way, angels which one of you would step forward right now tell me that I've ever designated you to be my son.
Excuse me for which of the angels have you are my son and today I have become your father over again.
I will be his father and he will be my son. And again when God brings his firstborn in the world. He says that all God's angels worship him worship which of Jesus Christ because he is superior in speaking of the Angels. He says he makes these angels women's women's role law literally means he makes these angels raising spirits that have the capacity to be missed. According to God. He did not say I have made angels the spirit.
We must never confuse angels who are spirits at God come on they are part of God's commission agents with the spirit of the living God, who is the third person of the Trinity is the one who will this angels on never able to indwell us. But let's read on and see what he says but about the son he says your throne of God will lost forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God has safe you about your companions by anointing you with the moral joy. He also says in the beginning, the Lord you laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain, they will all wear out like a garment you will roll them up like a room like a garment.
They will be changed, but you will remain the same annual reviews will member in and so, to which of the angels did God ever say you sit at my right hand until I make enemies a footstool at 2 feet. God is saying never said I have been given any angel at any time to be seen at the right hand of the throat of Almighty God.
That is something that I have reserved X for the Lord Jesus Christ is my beloved son watch what happens. Verse 14 are not all angels ministering spirits sent by God to serve those who will inherit salvation angels are not generally available. They are only given to those who are inheriting salvation.
Angels are only made available to those who are in Christ. Angels do not serve and cannot serve and do not have God's permission rejected God by our ministering servant spirits who are sent out to serve those who are inheriting salvation, and so it is in chapter 2 we must therefore pay more careful attention to that which we are hearing so that we do not why the King James version says so that these things do not slip through our fingers. What is that mean that means my friend that day.
You have an opportunity to take to heart what the Angels support us. Listen to what he sees the message spoken angels was binding.
In other words, you have been presented by the Angels was absolute and steadfast, and every violation airbase in every disobedience received a just recompense of just punishment. Shall we escape, if we ignore such a great salvation as this.
Folks, this is this is power.
In angels writing the let me say a couple of things to you.
Number 50 angels remind us that's the point. Write it down.
Angels remind us what to remind us about.
You see friends. We have become convinced that angels are connected into what we know and what we believe about God. Angels remind us of three things and I'm going to give them to you and then I'm going to talk about them quickly. Number one angels remind us that God's way is the only way number two angels remind us that Jesus is God's only way number three angels remind us that we must not ignore God's way. I don't want you to get tongue-tied. But there is water that will angels remind us of number one that God's way is the only way it's amazing here that angels that at the beginning of chapter 2 God all of a sudden stops now watch what happens. You God is looking back to the cross for us. He's trying to explain how God speaks. This is God's spirit through his word. God's looking back and saying in times because God spoke through the prophets in many ways even spoke to his angels, but now spoken through his son by the way, let me tell you something about my son and he gives us this incredible resume about God the son about the superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ about he's preciousness about he's Majesty about using exaltation about his unparalleled glory. God tells us about Jesus Christ is gets up to chapter 2 and all of a sudden it's as though you will beg my pardon. God says on a minute. Are you paying attention by make a suggestion this morning. I hope it's not true but I'll guarantee you at least one person worshiping with us today. Up until this point you haven't heard a word obscene. I'll guarantee that somebody thinking about a football game. There is somebody here wondering how you got to grab her hand when she's not looking for someone here wondering about finances thinking about hospitals is somebody here on medication.
They somebody in some circumstance.
Somehow, in the sense sudden stops in the middle of this incredible resume and he says excuse me paying attention.
Are you listening to what I'm saying about Jesus Christ for us to stay focused God speaking through his word. Jesus forgive you turn just a moment for today's message from Dr. Dr. Don to say right now during the broadcast will continue to take those connecting texts and calls to 866-899-WORD that's her phone number 866-899-WORD 9673 were connecting online as well.
ITEW phone line.org 26 he says in the same range of PC is missing Angel finding question what what message was spoken by the angel went back in the old loss. This question what exactly was it that angels in relation to the old estimate of saints around the camp. The angel findings concerning the 10 Commandments, two things I provided they provided backup infecting Psalm 68 in verse 17 the Bible says this, says the company, giving of the law on Mount Sinai. The Bible says that angels provided full giving of the law on Mount Sinai, but number two in the old testament angels conferred only now this is a little bit difficult to understand. Chapter 7 in the New Testament we told about it I'll just read to verse 38 members, 53, you have to read all of it in between, on the standardless. This is the one is in the congregation in the wilderness, together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai and was with our fathers as they angel the Bible says that angels in the Old Testament named the Lord when I looked up that word in the dictionary about what is it mean the dictionary tells us it means. In order to establish the low and fast. God is telling us in his word that angels in the instrument provide backup and they can only upon the orders already given by law, it's all angels are standing there to say excuse me Junior what God just said what does this mean it made my beloved frames that if you broke the law. The law will would break you. Simple as that. In the Old Testament you break the law of the Lord breaks you listen, it means that would punish every sin. God's sin if you committed adultery.
You would be starting today.
There was no question about it. No wonder God stops in the middle of this and say is paying attention to what the Angels have seen pay attention because the Angels are showing us that God's way is the only way it's incredible the Angels appointing us watches by pointing us to the grace of God by doing assignments and be focused. Listen we were here to confer and confer backup role as God gave God is spoken through his son. We want you to understand pointing you to the grace of God. We want you to know that we represent God.
Everything that God is said is true that the just shall live by faith. You are saved through grace and so it is the gift of God remind us God's way is the only way number two angels remind us that Jesus Christ is God's only way. I mean, I get very specific word very clearly that Jesus Christ is superior to the Angels why. Well, we've got a description you as a seven part description of the superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ do like to hear the seven things that I'm going to hit them like bullets. Each one of these seven characteristics of Jesus Christ on incredible this is what the word teaches writing number one is superior because of his airship. In verse two is airship.
The Bible says in verse two. In these last days he has spoken to us by his son, whom he appointed heir of all things. Number two discrete tool ship. The Bible says that he has made the universe. Number three is radiance in verse three the son is radiance of God's glory isn't that incredible number is image his image.
It says that the son is the exact representation of his being. There is a word, or image of God. Listen Jesus said right throughout his ministry he said if you want to know what God the father looks look to me son. He has seen the scene and what God is saying to us here is listen to my son, the Lord Jesus Christ is superior. He is the patient is because he is representation of everything and he goes on he says in the user. Because of his ability. Three he says he sustains all things by the power of his word. The six incident he finds makes him superior to the Angels it says softly he had provided purification person, Jesus Christ is the one who paid the sacrifice upon the cross and number seven.
He is superior because of his position. His position in verse three piece down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Can you just imagine that for a minute with me. God here is making an announcement and he's putting his angels right into the midst of this I need saying listen angels. I know that you are my angels and you are special to me but did I ever call you my son.
Did I ever give you the same position as my son ever invited you to sit down at my right hand. Can you imagine that God the son sat down at the right hand of God the father, while on the right hand because that was widely regarded as the power side of God, the high priest in the Old Testament the member before the cross in the tabernacle gets what he had no way to sit there was no way to sit for the high priest in the tabernacle was nowhere to sit for the high priest in the tabernacle because the city down for me in the presence priest afternoon, but I had to sacrifice over and over and over and over and over again, why did they have to sacrifice like that without even sitting down because I have to try and win the approval of God through the sacrifice they made according to the critical role and here comes the Lord will Jesus Christ the son of God, and Jesus Christ offered one sacrifice for all.
And when he hung up on the cross. One sacrifice one time Jesus Christ is from God to the heavens God the father says you please take a seat. My son, be seated at the right hand of the father walked out God we serve. What an incredible God was no wonder Jesus Christ was superior to the and what is that thou art mindful of him, Jesus Christ, God so loved the world that he and his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not die, but shall have eternal life. Jesus sat down at the right hand of the father. What authority, what an honor. What is statement position believable to think about the fact that God invited Jesus the son to be seated in his presence.
These years people like you and me have been trying to do everything we possibly can to gain the approval of God the father without the sun and angels remind us that God's way is the only way and angels remind us that Jesus Christ is the only way and angels remind us, my beloved frames that we must not ignore God's way.
Why number one because we are hearing. That's what chapter 2 in verse one and two is all about. We are hearing number two because we could lose our opportunity. Not one of us here today is guaranteed tomorrow folks you and I couldn't drop dead just like that Bible says, how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation for the word which was spoken by Angels was steadfast and every disobedience and sin received a just recompense of reward. Please pray attention to what you are hearing list at any time. These things should slip through your fingers and the word of God says to you and me choose to die right now. You will soon follow God or you're against God. No man can serve two masters. Why must we not ignore God's way we are.
We could lose our opportunity and number three because we cannot escape, if we do ignore what God say folks what angels teach us angels teach us about God. They point us to the Lord Jesus call love you creative that God would love a scoundrel like me.
God would love people like us. I'm just so glad we right worshiping. I'm so glad that we can come to the house of and we can call upon his name. Angels remind what a remarkable way to get that message God's way is the only way angels.
There is so much in this series that we shared in the last six or seven days if you'd like to share with a friend confided on the website online.org to find a number of things there.
The answer some questions about what it is to say, it's a matter fact before we get away closing thoughts from a pastor in chief encourager here on The Encouraging Word. This is Dr. Don Wilton. Are you ready would you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that Jesus loves me that he died on the cross for me today.
I repent of my sin and I can face my sin to the Lord Jesus, and I give him my heart and my life in Jesus name I pray, amen. If you prayed that prayer from your heart you giving your life to Christ, welcome you to the family of God, other my sister in Christ, it's getting gauge to give because we are connected together for ever as believers in Christ, everything every week. Dr. Don shares the truth of that message as he was praying. I'm convinced that some of you give your life to Jesus Christ. Welcome to the family of God.
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