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R618 Removing the Handcuffs, Pt.5

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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July 24, 2020 8:00 am

R618 Removing the Handcuffs, Pt.5

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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July 24, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Welcome to the Friday edition of The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based printing of Dr. Don Wilton as a system together this remarkable series of moving the handcuffs.

Isn't it amazing how many times we don't even realize what has bound us in his history around us, but we can be set free in Jesus Christ as we open the word together know that our phone lines are open or online opportunity to connect and pray together's open GW online.org is our website that's TEW online.org connect with one of us happy to talk her listener prayer connects at 866899 word 866-899-9673 jotted down start yourself are available 24 hours to pray with and for you now Dr. Don Wilton hand. It's not something that I went out early and it's something that I have just simply picked up and carried on not carried on the of my fathers and mothers and grandparents Bibles that so many things if I was to start talking about them. Again we become exasperated because they too many. And just think about anger at people who got terrible temper is very like chambers just like they father's head, pride, emotional problems, physical we have in this life, the things that we struggle with where the baby depression or anything else. God sees you quiet. The citizens of your father is going to be visited upon you. You are going to suffer the consequences for generations to come. Unless you listen to my word. We've tried to awesome difficult questions. How can we remove these handcuffs here I am in my life.

It's like I have fallen overly.

I just cannot shake currently of my personality. I cannot get away from these things like this big lump of the lien that I have in my heart and I tried everything I've tried to lose weight and I've tried to turn over a new leaf are not trying to go to this and I just cannot shake me of these things which find me like this. I am now I am well I'm going to show you something to do. The Bible say is that one of the reasons why you and I cannot say cream is because we don't seem to understand that God says that the way to do these things is not the way the world says we need to do these things, what we looked at a number of things we look first of all, of the need to understand the fundamental foundational principles of God. Second of all, we've looked at the need to understand God's that was a major subject. Now that we've tried to cover those bases somewhat is still an entire lifetime of understanding in both of these areas again to today begin to look at the third very very important thing and that is that we can remove the handcuffs by taking action arrived we going to get into some practical things today when writing a look at one of them because they so important, I want you to turn in your Bibles to second Corinthians in chapter 9 can tell you with all honesty that I have done a lot of Bible study in my life but you know when God put this passage on my heart. I was reminded again that I don't know anything about.

I can tell you honestly, even though I haven't PhD that I do not believe until 2 to 3 weeks ago that I had rarely truly understood the passage that I'm about to share with God by his spirit opened my God showed me something in second Corinthians chapter 10 that personally. I had never fully comprehended. It is so significant it is singularly significant and in second Corinthians chapter 10 God gives to us.

I believe somewhat of an overriding insight into the action that needs to be taken in order to remove strongholds in our lives.

Let's read it together. I'm in second Corinthians chapter 10 and I'm going to read from verse three through verse six for even though we live in the world. We do not wage war as the world. The weapons we fight with on not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that states itself up against the knowledge of God and we every thought to make it obedient to Christ, and we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience. Once your obedience is complete by the Lord, right his word upon our hearts, taking action. How do we take action. What we need to do number one by having a willing heart, write it down some again to look at me today and say but pasta I caught this was asked. This is action that we use a wonderful phrase done for me. I use it many times you can lead a camel to the water. What's the rest of you can't make it drink. That's run by just think about that for a month cannot make an announcement, Jedediah, and please forgive me because I'm about to say something that might not sit through will you know what your problem is you know my problem is when it comes to God, we sit in church we go to Sunday school weave and study the word we get into discipleship groups, the whole 9 yards. We listen, we hear but were reluctant to do God leads us to the water is not going to make us drink.

God is not going to force you to do what he's telling you to do that.

What a disciple is a disciple is someone who is willingly obedient to his Kemal and what God is saying to us here. He sang very simply, this you want to take action. Let's begin with. Action begins. That's a willing heart you know we knew all kinds of things together.

My family does.

I'm sure you have ever done something in your family and you gone somewhere and everything looks good, but one of the family members doesn't have a willing heart doing I know that's never happened when I was growing up with three brothers. You know all of us together. I can tell you they were maybe many times we don't do something mom and dad would have it set up and two out of three of us would just be as joyful as ever and one of us probably usually me just to have a willing heart. It's not just dragging like going shopping. I'm not someone who's well inclined to go shopping shopping because my wife loves to go from time to time, and it's important you go to buy things many times I'll say okay I'll go and I go and I actually even arrive at the shop and I'm there in body, but I'm not there in spirit.

My wife is told me many times that it's like dragging a lump of land around the more I want to be there and you know just great reluctance that God is about to show us you let me say this to you gently on we have all these things in our hearts and we know what we supposed to do with these great reluctance. I don't know how many times I've decided to go on I did that this morning that folks listen to this. Listen to this I can decide all I can say look, I'm going to lose weight. No more doughnuts.

No more chocolate cake.

I mean, I could really sentence myself today I can go back to the Lord was the center and listen all these things, but if I don't have a willing heart.

Guess what, I don't look at me like you've never gone through this God is saying to us. Listen folks, you gotta go beyond the decisions that you might do something about. I remember a couple years ago a friend of mine who smoked and came to me and spoke to me about his smoking.

We talked about it. He said man I'm going to stop in about three weeks later he came back I say will house the smoking gun. He says well I'm I'm getting there about three weeks later he came to see me and he said look, he said I'll tell you what I've got to stop this stop killing me. I don't want to do it been smoking too long. I'm going to stop about three weeks later he came back, I said, how's it going you segment on I'm about to stop. I'm going to stop. I can't do this anymore.

I see Tim look at me brother stop stop.

God is saying something very profound and he's going to make this study he's going to get down to an incredible statement of the bottom end of verse six he says once your obedience is what complete complete obedience speaks to my absolute willingness to do whatever you want to say what I do.

I willing and obedient hawk. As far as God is concerned, is one which accepts old man is in light of all that God willing and obedient hawk which accepts man is in the lack of God number one. I must have talked desire to have a willing is a part of the softening of our hearts break history you like to have someone pray with you and pray for you. Just know that acting 24 seven on our website. TW online.org that online 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 about today's message but I have a serious conversation about the apparent I'm going to begin to eliminate all those excuses going to stop playing the blame.

Well, it is free and this is one of the most difficult thing to be willing to be and, by the grace of my book to be willing to be, by the grace of God which simply say Lord I am going to do what ever I am going to be 100% willing to do what ever I'm going to be willing with so good that we go to the doctor's office and we don't feel good, and he prescribed something for illness and then we go home and we look at each other inside going to take that stuff and what does he think I am a drug addict will why did we go to the doctor's office. Sometimes my friends, God leads us to the walkabout. We don't want to drink around you listen you are not going to solve your problem by continually going to counselors by continually going to this by continually taking that by continually lamenting by continually blaming the time has come that you are willing to stand up and say Lord you are speaking to me now, no matter what, how much is too much.

How much is too much.

I remember to three years ago a man came to me and wonderful man and he said to me, pasta. I'm just not spending any time with my family and I said well I know all about that. It's a very difficult thing to juggle family and busyness and work of all these things and so he was very serious because it was really causing problems for him just not spending any time with these children and so we began to talk together and we began to lay all the things and he was involved in every kind of business you could imagine.

Every kind of meeting he was making good money. He was well respected. This is a man of great dignity, etc. etc. and I said well let's look at your average weekly look at these average week, and friends. Not even an average person could have done all he did in an average week because he was going nonstop and I say to not what is it going to take for you to have to spend more time with your children well you look good, and he said well I'm going to have to eliminate all these things I say what I mean if you eliminate those things. He said well I'm gonna make less money.

I said that's right. So what's more important to being with you children will making more money. He said being with my children. I said in my class, money any questions. That's what God is talking about.

You want to take action. Number one, you need to have a willing call number one under a willing heart. You need to recognize your presence and position in the world. What does it mean to have a willing heart. What does it mean to have a willing heart. It means that I'm willing to recognize both my position and my presence in this world.

Verse three is what Paul says.

He says even though we live in this world we do not wage war as the world wages war. Now folks listen very carefully next time very quickly over the one John in chapter 2.

Take your Bibles and turn to the end of the New Testament one John chapter 2, I want to show your remarkable passage one John chapter 2 and verse 15 the apostle John say something here that is very very important one. John chapter 2 in verse 50 do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him for everything in the world. The cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does not have, comes not from the father but from the world, the world and its desires will pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever saying if we going to have a willing heart. We must recognize that we are present in this world that opposition in this world is all the Lord Jesus Christ. You know what that means.

It means you are not are in the world but we are not all the world.

Let me tell you what it really means. It means that you are not are not governed by the world's standard. You are not governed by the world standards the Christian using will by the power and presence of the Spirit of God and here is going to great pain to tell me in detail. You that if we are going to break the strongholds in our lives. We must come to an understanding that our presence and position in the world is not the standards of the world by the standards of Almighty God in heaven.

You will be willing to recognize that otherwise you going to continue to be engaged in this massive search for significance. God defines our significance standard is not defined by the world, but by God's second willing heart understands the reality of spiritual role in this world got any run that by getting a willing heart understands the reality of spiritual role in this world you will never have a willing heart. If you don't understand that the folks I've been around a lot of evil.

I have actually seen people demon possessed, walk across puts of fire and not get a blister come out of the fleet. I have seen people drag trucks down the highways with hooks in their backs, dragging them with their backs.

Another skin would be torn and low blood would come out.

I've seen demon possession in all kinds of shapes and sizes. In America we feel as though we are protected from that, but we are not God's word says be sober and be vigilant because the devil is as a roaring lion, seeking whom he made about I'm about to say something here that I know is not popular and that's fine if it's not popular with you. That's fine with me.

I do not like Halloween one, but I don't want any part of Halloween I don't like trick-or-treating. I don't like any of it, folks, and I'm going to tell you why don't black because it's the devil is not.

That's why Halloween has everything to do with witchcraft, monsters, dragons, stop speaks and ghosts ugliness of every kind that you could ever imagine an America runs headlong down the highway sign will give me more. Let's tighten that slip and get involved in all of this stuff and God's word says not have anything to do with that which is going to break down. I know that that's not popular. I know that I know people say well that's part of our culture you. There's nothing wrong with that folk style sold homes in Spartanburg with witches riding on broomsticks. This is what he's talking about. We can either be is only going to be all wait a minute now costing you today you delving into the cultural heritage of the United States of America. I wanted say to you today without apology. My friend that when God speaks, God speaks. He does not have in mind, Americans, Africans, Englishmen or Australians. God says if I write that in my life and in the life of my children understand the reality must understand I can no longer pay lip service to I can no longer excuse it.

I understand that the devil is as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. If I'm going to take action, but I have a willing heart which recognizes both my presence and position in this world are going to have a willing heart that understands the reality of spiritual warfare in this world. According to this passage. Number three blood to study and utilize the weapons which are made available to fight this war. Verse four, the apostle saved the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world any questions. I wish that I could stand here today and say to you and me that we can do this and go there. The Bible says the weapons we fight with are not of this world not part of what we going to be doing as we going to be asking ourselves what all these weapons where the Bible talks about them we going to get the number pool. We've got to rebut willing hearts.

We've got to find God in and wants for the victory.

He gives us in fighting this war now this runs deep folks, this is what faith is all about. This means that even before I begun the journey of removing the handcuffs, but as I thank you Lord for letting me in the back. I don't understand that it's going to be difficult for me, but I want to thank you minute bonds and from the latter part of verse four through verse six tells us what is actually one in the I go to find God in the Bronx. Number one that humans are demolished. He tells us that right. In verse five we demolish arguments about a way that would log human.

You know what it means that word argument means all rationalization brought about by human understanding. See human understanding is the great debater of this world talks about annuities first letter to the church at Corinth speaks about man's wisdom, as opposed to Christ was he's talking about man's wisdom, the humans that come against me. Number two I want to thank God in advance that challenges our Reebok. That's what that word is down. They we demolish arguments and every pretension that sinks itself up against the knowledge of God. I want you to just imagine for a moment that this year is is is me is me. Okay, I'm trying I'm trying to get rid of all these things holding me down and comes this challenge. I'm speaking to this challenge and challenge comes up and says to get by. I've had something we in any case, I it's not so bad, comes this is challenges pretensions against the knowledge of God truly taken Types. Please bring any switches them in the direction of his grace God states up the back while God's grace God's wonderful pursuing grace, you realize that this is not an accident. God is in control of all things, and he wanted you this message today. He wanted us to be reminded how amazing, perhaps you are aware of that herd of his grace, but you've never jumped in and taken part reality is the gift of God's grace the gift of eternal life is a gift must be received and opened, take a moment and listen to Dr. Wilton close out the progress today let you know how you can see, are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why did you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that Iverson and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today. I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart in Jesus night, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God.

This is exciting new praying for you even if you don't know us and we don't know you specifically don't know you that we have been praying for friends to come to Christ dozens of you would be set free for you. Let us talk not try to be overdramatic but I just know that each and every day God declared.

Dr. Wilton brings forth reminds us that us except maybe just gave your heart to Christ to rededicate your life to Jesus and wonderful resources. Would love to put me to call and ask us at 866899 word 86689673 or visit us online to find great resources@tonline.org like this nation is in trouble in our world, learn to apply through the times. Now that supports the Encouraging Word this month. The great awakening here last time I Christ part 11 dollars or more. 99 word here. Lifetime Encouraging Word ministry today your church with truly or in reality is prayer way know the online GW online


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