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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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July 28, 2020 3:35 pm

R575 Faith of Our Fathers

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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July 28, 2020 3:35 pm

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton in a message called Faith of our fathers is so good to welcome you to this time of gaining insight from Scripture. First Samuel chapter 12 is where Dr. Donald began in just a moment. He wants me to remind you that we are here for a number ways to connect right now. So many are going to our website GW and signing up for their daily Encouraging Word email that's right, each and every day.

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Sign up for the free email right to sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email right there GW and out Dr. Don Wilton much Maha this morning and I'll be perfectly frank with you, and signing that I don't know where to begin or how to say what it is that I want to say to you, but I know that the Lord will give me the right words to say, faith models that we do what we do because God speaks not because we can see or understand. Faith invites us to step out into the abyss of the impossible. Faith means that we are willing, as a people to come to grips with the fact that God is in control of everything that he is sovereign and that God knows yesterday from today just as much as he knows about tomorrow as I have studied and as I have prayed and lost God do speak to my own heart. God agreed to an incredible passage and I want you to turn with me in your Bibles to first Samuel in chapter 12 everybody turn there this morning. First Samuel in chapter 12. I want to just say this to you. Samuel was a remarkable servant of the Lord. I think that we could spend an inordinate amount of time, but not nearly enough going back over the life and ministry. The influence of this man by the name of Samuel, and I think we would discover that God used Samuel in some most significant ways over the years and the extent of his ministry to bring about some incredible things for the people of God.

What I want us to do today is we going to do somewhat of an exegesis of parts of this remarkable story we find Samuel here in chapter 12 right in the latter days of his life is about to die is an old man and someone is said that if you want to really understand the quality of life. A person has led just look at them when they are old and older person will speak eloquently to you concerning the life they have laid their faces will reflected the people who surround them will speak to it. I don't know how to come to someone and an end to be able to express that the investment that you have made in the lives of people, many of whom are seated here today the lives that are being talked, you know that over 40 years ago I group of people in this church sat down and lost God to put something on their hearts, and they made an investment of the money on a regular basis to begin what is become known as the television ministry that we are exercising right now you know that I'm speaking well 100,000 people right now all worshiping with us again. It began with a small group of men and women who sat together around the word of God and came to understand that without vision, God's people perish, and they put everything into that and I established that fact and idea what was going to happen was going to be impacted by see that I didn't even understand that but they knew that God had spoken that's the faith of our fathers. Let's read together here in first Samuel chapter 12 Samuel said to all of Israel.

I listen to everything you said to me and them said a king over you. Now you have a king as your leader. As for me I'm old and gray and my sons are here with you I been your leader from my youth until this day where I stand and testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed, whose ox, or by taken his donkey, or by taken whom have I cheated whom have I pranced from whose hand the buyer accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes.

If I've done any of these things I will make it right. You've not cheated or oppressed us, they replied you've not taken anything from anyone's hand. Samuel said to them, the Lord is witness against you, and also his anointed, is witness this day that you have not found anything in my hand, is witness.

They said and Samuel said to the people.

It is the Lord who appointed Moses and Aaron in your third fathers up out of Egypt now then stand here because I'm going to confront you with the evidence before the Lord as to all the righteous acts by the use through the faith of your father's author Jacob and Egypt, they cried to the Lord for help in the Lord sent Moses and Aaron go to forefathers out of Egypt and Satan came in this place, but they forgot the Lord their God. So he sold them into the hand of Cicero, the commander of the Army of Hazel and into the hands of the Philistines and the king of Moab and forth against them.

They cried out to the Lord and said God we have sinned, we have forsaken the Lord, and serve the bales and asterisks would now deliver us from the hands of our enemies and we will serve you. Then the Lord said to Rob Barak Jepson and Samuel, and he delivered you from the hands of your enemies on every side so that you were able to live securely when you soul that may hash king of the ammonites was moving against you. You said to me we want the king to rule over us. Even though the Lord your God with your king.

Now here is the king you've chosen the one you lost 4C the essay to king over you if you feel the Lord serve and obey him do not rebel against these coupons and if both you and the king. The writings of you follow the Lord your God good.

But if you do not obey the Lord if you rebel against his cabanas, his hand will be against you as it was against your father's now then stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes is not wheat harvest now. I will call upon the Lord to send thunder and rain and you will realize what an evil thing you did in the eyes of the Lord.

When you are stricking. And Samuel called upon the Lord, and that same day the Lord send thunder and rain so that all the people stood in the Lord, and of Samuel the people said to Samuel prayed to the Lord your God, for your servant so that we will not die. We have added to all our other sins.

The evil of asking for a king. Do not be afraid. Samuel replied you've done all this, even for certain yet do not turn away from the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.

Do not turn away off to useless idols.

They can do you absolutely no good can they rescue you because they are useless for the sake of his great name. The Lord will not reject these people because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. As for me, said Samuel.

Far be it from me that I should sinned against the Lord by failing to pray for you and I will teach you the way that is good and right. Be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart, consider what great things he has done for you yet.

If you persist in doing evil both you and your king will be swept away by the Lord writings word upon our hearts. I want to share with you. Eight monumental characteristic inspirational dynamics related to Samuel's life and concerning the faith of our fathers. As I looked at these dynamics in the word of God. God began to speak to me and I make no apology and saying to you today beloved friend that I truly believe that, as imperfect as we are as a people and as a church.

I truly believe that one of the reasons why God has blessed this church is amongst many other reasons, the faith of our fathers and mothers. Those who have laid a foundation in this church.

Those who have acted because they believed God had spoken those who are willing to say we are not going to be confined by the parameters of worldly dynamics. We are going to serve the Lord our God and we are going to be obedient to him, and it matters not whether we can understand the way that we can see we are going to do what we do because we know who God is not meet with the group about a man and it's one of the most blessings in my life.

We been doing this probably seven years now and I just shared with the group this morning before the early service that this is been such a blessing to me and I one of them said, as we always do what can we pray about to die and course we always have things to share together and I decide not just made the statement that I believe the Lord wanted us to hear.

I said something like this.

I said you know I wish that I could give you a whole list of things to pray for specifically today, but the wonderful thing about praying to God is that you don't have to know what you're praying about all you have to do is know and understand who you are praying because when you know and understand me to repeat that but it sounded good. Sometimes I how powerful prayer is to speak to God's courage and strength in your prayer life find a website online. Let us pray for numbers 866899 Chinatown store your cell 866-899-9673. We'd love to connect with them about today's message.

With Dr. Don Wilton you when you know God is spokesperson.

Some of us I Lord, what can I say God says nothing. Just talk to me.

He knows about us. He knows about our pain also answers our ups and downs. He knows about that now. Let's not be mistaken.

He wants us to be specific. He wants us to talk to him but functionally dealing with dealing with God. God knows everything there is nothing that God does not, there lies the expression I thank God for men and women in this church for over 160 years who have expressed the faith of our fathers and mothers. What about Sam. Samuel is an example number one. The first demonstration of Samuel's right To do with number one perseverance. Perseverance (verse two this is what God's word says he says.

As for me I'm old and gray and my sons are here with you and I being your leader from my youth until this day. Do not amongst the many things that I would say to college students folks hang in there dog give up. Persevere, you bring up Chris Grant again just six weeks ago Chris Grant Downing, Clinton had one of the most horrific accidents was hit by car doing 70 miles an hour and folks, there's no question about it.

He should be dead right Chris.

The question about is no way that he could have survived buddies here today.

This is the first Sundays back in church getting stronger every day for me tell you something about Chris.

I remember talking to you on the phone when you are in Charlotte about to go through surgery and buddy. You didn't sound too good. I mean you just sounded miserable. Listen folks, there are many times and many reasons that you and I could want to stop and turn around and give up and capitulate and become satisfied if there was anything about the life and testimony of Samuel. He was a man who present. He Never Gave up.

He Kept on Keeping on Was Right in the Middle of Everything and I Thank God That in This Church Hundred and 60 Years There Have Been Numbers of Men and Women and Boys Enclosing Young People Who Have Persevered Because of Who God. God Had a Plan. God Was in Control and Even Though We Have These Setbacks, There Are Some of You Sitting out Here Today You Mean This Week in Ways Which Most of Us Cannot Even Describe. Don't Give up, Persevere. Keep on Keeping on What Faith Is All about. It's Looking at It so I Know I Want You to Know That despite My Circumstances.

Despite My Struggles but This Is despite My Disappointment Is Joy. Despite Everything Else, I Am Going to Keep on God Is the God of the Future. Perseverance the Second Point I Would Bring to Your Attention concerning the Faith of Our Fathers Is the Matter of Integrity Versus Three and Three through Five. I'm Not Going to Read It Again but Can You Imagine Samuel Coming to the End of His Life, and Gathering All These People Together and Saying All Right While You're All Here. Is There Anybody Who Can Accuse Me of Anything about Stolen Anybody's Donkey Have Accepted Any Bribes Have I Done Anything to Bring Discredit to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ or to My Family You Know People Say Things over Time to One Another.

If This Was a Graduation Service Which Is Not and I'm Not Just Picking on on Our Young People Yesterday, but Folks Listen to Me You Can You Can Be Terminated from Your Job, Your House Can Burn down Your Church Can Burn down You Can Have a Car Wreck. You Can Have A Lot Of Very Very Hard Things Happen to You, but I'm Going to Tell You If You Lose Your Integrity You Lost More Than You Will Ever Imagine You Guys. You Are a College on All College Students to Look at Me, Let Me Tell You on a College Campus. You Can Go to Church until You're Blue in the Face but You Lose Your Integrity in That Dorm Room You Gonna Spend a Lifetime Trying to Get Back Integrity by God's Grace Is One of the Most Valuable Assets That We Had and When You Talk about Integrity You Not Talking about Perfection Because None of Us Are Perfect. We Will Struggle We All Have Our Moments. We Are Sinners We Are Sinners Saved Only by the Grace of God, Integrity Is the Step Son of the Blamelessness of Which the Apostle Paul Talks about When He Says That in God's Righteousness That Seemed to Be Aimless. According to Him, Cannot Be Blameless.

As I Sit Only in Christ Jesus My Integrity Is the Monster Mark of the Monsters.

Mark Samuel Was a Man Who, at the End of His Life Was Able to Stand before God's People. Let Me Ask You How You Doing These Days How We Doing As a Congregation These Days, You Know Friends and I'm Not Being on toward Critical, There Are Churches Today That Have a Great Deal of Problem Trying to Grow Together Because They Lack Integrity Ruined Witness Their High School Kids That Are Losing Their Integrity.

There Are Moms and Dads You Are Sacrificing Their Integrity. Listen, I Thank God for the Faith of Our Fathers. I Thank God for Someone like Sam and I Thank God for Men and Women for over 160 Years in This Church. You Have Demonstrated Not Only Perseverance but Integrity. Number Three Testimony Testimony Verse Seven Verse Seven, Samuel Says Now Then Stand Here Because I'm Going to Confront You with the Evidence before the Lord. Folks Watch This Confrontation of Godly Evidence before the Lord Is Your Testimony. Now What Is Your Testimony. Testimony Can Be Divided into Three Parts Number One What and Who You Were before Jesus Came in Your Heart.

Number Two How You Accepted Jesus Christ and You Are and Number Three, and Perhaps Most Importantly, What You Have Become.

Since Jesus Came into Your Heart, All of Us.

All of Those of Us Who Love the Lord Jesus Have a Personal Testimony and What Samuel Was Talking about Your Samuel Was Talking about the Faith of the Fathers and He Was Talking about the Fabric of Personal Testimony That Has Been Opened through the Fabric of Society.

You See What God Is Talking about When He Talks about These People and He's Work He's Talking about the Fundamentals of Our Faith in Christ Jesus House That Expressed Perseverance, Integrity, Testimony Number Four Godly Advice, Godly Advice. I Want You to Just Think about This.

I Look around This Room Here Today and I Tell You What I Can Start Naming of People Just like That People That I Just Love to Be around. Just People That I Just Love to Be around. Why, Because I Know That They All about the Business of Godly Advice.

What Happens Here in Verse 14 and 15.

The Bible Says That That That Samuel Looked at the People and There's a Conditional Close. He Says You Fear the Lord and Serve and Obey Him. This Is What's Going to Happen, but If You Do Not Fear the Lord and Serve Him and Obey Him. I Want You to Know Something You Don't Have a Leg to Stand on. Samuel Talking about the Giving and Receiving of Godly Advice Folks My Boat Would've Sunk a Long Time Ago Here at First Baptist Church of God Had Been Placed around Me, an Army of Men and Women Who Epitomize Godly Advice. I Thank the Lord Jesus for the Faith of Our Fathers and Mothers, Young People Watch Me. It Is a Very Foolish Person Who Doesn't Pay Attention to the Godly Advice of a. Listen to What God Is Saying to You through Godly People, God Will Use Godly People. It's What I Love about This Church God's People All People Coming Together to Serve the Lord, When I Think about That Vote Taken in May of Last Year concerning Building Together in Faith and I Think of the Monumental Significance in the Fact That It Is Such a Defining Moment When I See This Congregation Packed out on That Wednesday Night. I Think the Neutral Hundreds of People in This Church Who Want to Think Godly Advice and Input and Working and Deciphering and Deciding and Examining and Trying to Figure out and Coming to the Point at Which All of Us Get up on These inside You Are Speaking to Us Out Of Vision.

We Are Going to Perish upon Our Hearts and We Will Do Exactly What It Is That You Calling to Us to Do Number Five Faith.

That's What It's All about. Verse 16.

I Love the 16 Because Samuel Says, Often Having Gone through All This Expression. He Says Now Then Stand School.

By the Way That People Where They Stand School You Noted Means That Means Stop Skews Me That's What It Means. Some of You All Of A Sudden Listen Samuel Said Hold on Stop Stand School You Not Think Really That Would Be Relevant for Today Because All of Us Are Trying to Catch Our Titles.

I Mean We so Busy Running around Here and There. Most of Our Moms Are Taxi Services during the Weekday Running Sons and Daughters Backward and Forward to This That the Next Thing We Are Busy People. We're about All Kinds of Stop and Listen What He Says He Has Listen, Let's Get This All down to Where It Really Counts. And in Verse 16 He Says Now, Then Okay, Having Said All of This Standstill and Let's See Together. The Great Thing the Lord Is about to Do before Your Eyes. Did You Notice 14 Stetson Future Tense. That Means It Is an Expression of Faith. Samuel Said to Those People. We Put All These Things in Place. Now Stop Doing What You're Doing and Get on and Do What You're Supposed to Do Because God Is Going to Do What God Says He Is Dying before You Even Got See My Problem Is an Ordinary Man Is to Sit down and Say, but Lord, Could You Just, Show Me What It's All about. And God Says Excuse Me Now Want You to Know That We've Done Our Best. We Try to Get Schematic Designs and Drawings in Buildings and We Trying to Plan an Annual Brochure This Morning. We've Got All Kinds of Meetings Coming up with Lead Banquets and All Kinds of Things Getting People All of the Price We Trying to Do All That Sort of Stop and It's Very Important and God Is Moving in God Is Working but I'm Going to Say to the Bottom Line We Must Do What We Do, Based upon One Thing Faith Faith That Standstill and Let's See What God Will Do amongst These People.

Number Six Respect. Respect, Verse 16 with Me. Verse 18. Then Samuel Pulled up on the Lord and That Same Day the Lord Sends Thunder and Rain so All the People Stood in All of the Lord, and of Samuel.

I Tell You What My Friends, There Is a Real Sense in Which I Have Nothing to Say Because I Stand in All of the Presence of B Is for More Than Some Miraculous Things. Some of the Same Verses Right Now God Has Spoken on Love, Save Jesus into Your Life.

I Know That on This.

I Know That Jesus Loves Me of God from You Right Now. I Came to My Sick and I Confess My Sin. Will Jesus Christ Coming to Save Me from My Sin.

Jesus Name I Pray. If You Pray That We Love to Get Alongside, and I Want You to Know That I Love You Very Very Much Given Your Heart to Jesus Christ for a Long Time, Ready to Rededicate Your Life Wonderful Love, That Steve, Our Nation Is in Trouble. Many Voices Are Seeking in Our World, Learn to Apply through Time Now Me.

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