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R619 Removing The Handcuffs Pt.6

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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July 27, 2020 9:17 am

R619 Removing The Handcuffs Pt.6

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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July 27, 2020 9:17 am

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Welcome to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton as we put! On the latest series from Dr. Don that's right today finishes are five-part series on removing the handcuffs with Dr. Don Wilton so good to welcome me into begin cursing word broadcast in these moments will be open. God's word and going straight. Matthew chapter 16 Matthew will do that in just a few moments, but I do not want me to remind you our phone lines are open 24 seven. We love to speak with you. Pray with you and 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or were connecting online right now and TW that's G a great place to sign up for the daily email from Dr. Don meet you I want you to take your Bibles this morning and we going to begin in Matthew's Gospel chapter 16 we be looking at the subject that is very close to but I think that you would agree with me today that even though we live in a free country that there are many of us who are not free. There are many Americans today who live in the greatest nation in the world the greatest we live in a country that not only espouses freedom. We have men and women even as we speak to all fighting for our freedom. Many of us are not free, we are bound we have handcuffs on God confirms that God tells us in Exodus the sins of the fathers will be visited upon future generations. God confirms that I'm going to show you something in God's word to the I'm going to give you my top 10 means by which God will set you free. You might say today will foster my personality is of such a nature. I just cannot shake this going to give you the top 10 ways to do it from any other way is God's word from Genesis to Revelation sets us free. The Lord Jesus Christ has liberated us, but I want you to listen carefully.

I'm praying for you today. You may have 14 Vietnam you may have returned home with some hero.

But you're not free, you might be blessed monetarily. You might have great financial resources, but you're not free. You may have a wonderful family this morning, but you're not free. God is speaking to our hearts.

And I want us to look at two verses of Scripture first told in Matthew chapter 16 in verse 19, listen to what Jesus said.

Jesus said I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on this earth will be loosed in heaven.I want you to lose Matthew's Gospel chapter 16 turn with me very quickly to the book of James.

In chapter 4. Another verse I want you to see the James chapter 4, perhaps a verse of Scripture we quote many many times because of what it teaches us. James chapter 4 verse seven submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you, submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. I want to submit to you today that there are three things that you must have before you can even begin to think about being set free before you can even begin to think about having the handcuffs removed Good news today.

God will give you and God does give you all three of these things, one gets to you and to me his permission, God gives us permission that friends I need permission to break the strongholds that are in my life I don't need my permission because my permission evidently hasn't work with profoundest respect. I don't need the permission of the chairman of Beacon's IDP respect Dr. Billy Graham and I love Dr. Graham and I love to listen to him in my life is being impacted by him, but I do not mean Dr. Grimes permission right now. But God is the one who says my son, my daughter, I'm going to give you permission. It's God's permission that I need number two God gives me his authority. That's one thing for me to have permission, but it might just have permission or no authority. It's not going to help me very much. It's not going to help me if I know that I have been given permission to act upon the things in my life. I need the authority to carry those things out. Bob already gives me permission, but he gives me authority. I'm going to show you things that God gives to me is his. These are the three things that I need in order to remove the handcuffs. Otherwise it's not going to happen.

I need God's permission. I need God's authority and I mean God's ability when I put those three things together. I am ready to be able to do something that I cannot do for myself that let me show you how this works.

If you go back to Matthew chapter 16 rather remarkable passage because Jesus makes a statement to remember this comes just in the off the mark of Peter's magnificent declaration his confession of Christ. Remember that that Jesus looked at Peter and I have this somewhat dialogue and eventually Peter said, thou art the Christ, the son of the living God. That's what Jesus wanted. He wanted a direct response to he wants. There is a sense in which Jesus was looking at Peter and he was saying Peter I have a mom and a dad and I know that you have brothers and sisters and I know you have a school principal, and I know you will foster is a great man, but right now I want you to look at me because I'm the only one who can give you permission.

I'm the only one who can give you authority and I'm the only one who can give you the means to be you see in this context Jesus was talking about people they believe he was telling Peter Peter I want you to know that I'm going to give you the right day as I believe my and I want you to know that as of this moment because of your recognition going to give you something that you cannot take for yourself. If you look at this passage has what Jesus said Jesus looked at Simon Peter and he said to Simon Peter, I'm going to give to you and to all those who trust in me. I'm going to give you the keys to the kingdom, and there is a sense in which Simon Peter given this awesome responsibility, including the church of being a part of the messenger of the gospel is looking at a goal and the doors locked and it's closed and there's no way to get it. I think Peter might've been somewhat exasperated saying all these things are impossible. Human life is impossible. Peter was saying I'm exasperated not just about all the people that are around me but I'm exasperated by my self. I am now I am subject I am in Incarcerated. I have not free time restricted and Jesus said it's okay Peter I brought the key.

I booked the keys to the king.

There is a sense in which he walks over and he says I'll tell you what Sam, you got problems because you are a human being. Did you know that you are born to die and you're going to be overwhelmed and I'll tell you what I meant to do. I'm going to give you the keys. Jesus said Jesus was giving to us that which did not belong to us in the first place. It belongs to the heart of a God who loves us and he says when I give you these keys. It's going to unlock the key to kingdom living in I'm game to provide you with the means by virtue of my present permission, authority and ability. I'm going to and you to do what you cannot do for yourself. It's interesting to note here in this text. When Jesus said I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth where they bind literally means what ever you from taking place behind is the Greek word for what ever you as a believer I promise will be forbidden in heaven.

Then he says whatever you loose on earth and looses a legal word means to put a lock to happen. So what God is saying what Jesus is saying here is not only what you bind on this. Whatever you forbidden from taking place. And what ever you do, permission more you put in place is going to be forbidden and that we you mean to say that as a believer that clarity are you bring me that he is going to tell me that I can actually permit things in my own life and in the lives of others.

God is saying absolutely yes. But God is saying to us, it is not because of yourself.

It is because as a believer you are in truth of God's will and on the basis of God's word is true. You are able to do these things if you recognize and you proclaim what God has already determined in his word. What are you doing you are forbidding and you are loosening. You are entitling the size of God's word. Jesus is saying something here folks is saying is that when believers are in agreement with God's will. God is in agreement with you if we become a church that doesn't believe, teach, preach, practice the word of God from the eruption.

You can tell the pastor is passionate about this: all of us church to believe in the teach and preach and practice the word of God and he's not just talking about the church is preaching in right now my home church for the church. You drove by your out and about today talking about the Body of Christ.

All of us together with an opportunity now more than ever to lift up the name and let people know that he is the answer even the time of the pandemic quarantine uncertainty like to have someone to speak with Craig with connecting right now, both online and 866-899-8967 Dr. say we stand ready to be a two-man now back to today's message we become a place as any, God would God please God please God has given us sign believe in the truth.

Jesus is saying here the Peter Peter going to give you the key. It's kind unlock the keys to kingdom living and by virtue of my word. Whatever you put on this in mind, name will already have been forbidden in heaven and what ever you permit upon this will already have been committed in heaven because my word stands, it will not pass away.

He's talking about the authority of the believer. Alright, so where the top 10 things come from all write these down anything that you can do to remove the handcuffs number one pricing pricing now folks, number one football frame. I love watching football. I tell you something that I love about watching football is getting involved in football, you know, one of my favorite things is when that television zooms in on the crowd of given notice that and just as big old boys standing in the stand and is he the number one supporter. I mean he is as close to a nuclear ballistic missile that you've ever seen. Folks, there is nothing more wonderful than supporting your home team, especially at the beginning of a game when everything supposed to go right there, and I'm supporting and just having a great time. This is nothing like supporting the home team. It's great.

It's wonderful. But if you miss the great reluctance of believers to support Jesus Christ you know that there are people worshiping with us today who lost not had no problem flying flags on the motive cause no problem putting bumper stickers no problem spinning house on no problem shouting and screaming, but if you get up and praise the name of the Lord Jesus Christ will have a real problem that speechwriters sing price. What are we doing this morning with praising God. Let me tell you something, folks, I don't have time this morning. I'm already out of time and not continue next week on the subject. I want to say this to you. There is nothing that can compare to praise that break the chain of tyranny that Satan brings against humankind. Number two. Talk to him you cite Foster you talking about prayer. Yes or you see prayer. My friend is not a monologue.

It's a dialogue. I'm a father I have three children.

There are many many many things that my children know that because I'm their daddy that they going to get there was some automatic things but you know something even though I'm daddy. I still like my children to come and talk to me about that. I still like them on screen for things that they know they going to get one visit. We cultivated generation of children who just believe that everything is a handout we don't have problem even though I am father, and even though there is a sense in which the expectation that whatever it is is going to be forthcoming because all control. I'm daddy and mama mighty fine chap these things are taken for granted. It is still necessary for our children becoming dialogue and pull and request and say thank it's no difference with God. God is our heavenly father talk to him my friend talk to him. He wants to have a dialogue with you, he doesn't want to do something and make assumptions. There is something about heavenly father that was us into the heart of God praising talk to number three request protection from him request protection from him not use the word Christ because God's protection is not just a magic there are two means by which God protects us number one by his Holy Spirit.

How disease Holy Spirit protects his Holy Spirit indwells all believers, what is the spirit who is the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is God himself who is God. God is holy God himself is the greatest talent to righteousness. So when I request protection from him.

What I am doing is I'm saying, Lord, I know that I'm invoked by your Holy Spirit. And I know that you Holy Spirit is going to by virtue of who he is this which encompasses my soul. The second white God protects me is by virtue of these angels.

Psalm 91, for example, God among his angels concerning you to God that what about angels. Angels are not the Holy Spirit not only present but not everywhere they not impotent that not all powerful angels one at a time at the request of God by the combined with God at the request of man, and so it is me that I need to request from God, his protection would you say me an angel to protect me, God will angels cannot dwell in me, but they can come and sit alongside of me. There is a sense in which the angel draws his sword and he stands and garrisons the space around me and prevents me from succumbing to that attack that Satan is reaching out upon me, fool will be prepared by him preparation every day for Ephesians chapter 6 God's word says that I am commanded to put on the whole armor of God, often on a daily basis. Why, because that when the devil comes when I'm going to succumb when I am pushed down when I'm bowing that I know that I'm going to be able to stand number five is the hardest one of all of them. I put it right. Forgive because of him.

Forgive because of him that I don't have time this morning. I want you to write down three verses of Scripture that I was going to speak to about write them down. Mark chapter 11 verse 25. Write that down. Ephesians chapter 4 in verse 32.

Write it down. Colossians chapter 3 in verse 13, just three examples of what Jesus was talking about because of the Lord Jesus want to remove the handcuffs you got a forgive now folks will watch me for a moment I'm going to tell you something.

I'm convinced that is the number one reason why people are bound to lack of forgiveness. And I'm also going to say to that is the most difficult thing in the world. It is absolutely the hardest thing in the world to forgive somebody owns you know that there are people all over worshiping with us to that you living in the state of unforgiveness. You've been hurt you unjustifiably hurt some people being hurt in such a very deep level. There is a sense in which you might never get over that it's the greatest struggle in the world but if you study these passages of Scripture in your lifetime you gain understand that it is an imperative to forgive because of Jesus Christ. It's because he is the one that has forgiven us. If he has forgiven us.

How much more than old queen not to forgive one another in frame. I'm praying for you and that you not going to remove those handcuffs until you forgive that person. Unforgiveness is absolute, and by the way, confession is gone, soon to be specific when he says that we need to seize inviting us to be specific. This is what is wrong is what is holding me down.

Forgive because of a number six learn about him. You say to me Foster what you mean, learn, study about him. How many of you are studying the word of God. One of the greatest means by which you be able to stand up against him. Number seven speak him not speak to him speak him say God him quote Scripture. Did you notice every time they don't they will try to tempt the Lord Jesus wanted a new quote Scripture. Jesus said, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God, he quoted Scripture what are you doing when you quote Scripture when you speak God what you're doing is you're quoting your speaking his name. If I could save this meal. Respectfully you throwing God straight in the face of the that's what you're doing, I listen to him. We do so much talking, and so little listening number nine worshiping, worshiping number 10 claim him claim him frame if you claim him. What you claiming your claiming his blessings.

Your claiming his ability claiming his wisdom, your claiming his piece your claiming he is claiming his help in times of trouble.

Claim him, God will do for you what you cannot for yourself when you bound were to pray with me, Lord Jesus, I'm overwhelmed by the number of people in the choir and orchestra. The congregation who feel just like on who identify with burdens.

Some people here today Lord Jesus was so bound the joy of life is gone out of the this Psalm here today Lord that there is no longer squawking there. I there was a time when they were filled with loft room. There was a brightness of color in the cheeks but father like down there some Lord who would say they feel like this from when they were born there.

Some adults showed would look back and say will you know when I was just the smallest push I had to fight these feelings these emotions. Lord your Bible tells us that there's only one way by which we can become liberated. That's to focus on the Lord Jesus father today in the name of Jesus Christ I claim the authority you gave to your servant Peter, because you gave that to all believers and I'm a believer, I have given my life to you and I belong to you and it is not because of myself, but because of Christ who lives in me and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to I charge that the demons of hell will be removed from the lives of my people.

I charge Lord in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as we praise his name together with my people would be set free because they are your people pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and women and boys and girls would be deliberate that they would never be the same again.

Father I pray that by your spirit that you that we would understand what it is to truly know is none like him say maybe bring breaking 866-689-9967. I said I would never call just a church with a radial podcast 89673 before we get away our closing talk to Dr. Don, are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanting to pray this prayer with me today dear gone.

I know that you love very very and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sent today I repainted my sent. I can face my son and I invite you to come and Jesus if you prayed that pray, let me be the first one welcome to the family of I hope that you know how much I'm very weak and Nick right place you can begin this one walk with you the next steps you can call us at 866899866896 cover all the resources on our website Nelson. How is our online online like having increasing books 24 hours seven sitting Encouraging Word you are in God to supply our people are listening. Remember, was staying connected online This phone number 866899967.

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