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August 25, 2020 8:00 am
There is no doubt that there are times when our world is attacked. That's today's message that gained biblical perspective from Dr. Wilton. This is the encouraging word featuring the Bible-based preaching from Dr. Don well-known author evangelist and pastor and today as he talks about when our world is attacked, we gain insight on the resources we have to do not just resist but to fight back and to see how God is to give us the strength to move through to move forward to win, perhaps in a different way.
Jesus came to redefine the wind again will gain more insight. All about that Dr. Donald today know that we're here for you as well pray with you and for you at 866899 word 866-899-9673 or online TW online.org now Dr. Don Wilson I know some of the most wonderful Christian ladies that I have ever been around gone through the most brainless attacks in their marriages that you could ever imagine that of him adopting all kinds of pain and who knows what I made godly men who have served the Lord will fight to pursue often the things of God do their very best to please the Lord, but are under constant attack on business people who honor the Lord in the business practices and in their lives and I try to run their affairs in a manner that would be pleasing to the Lord. They businesses are under attack. I made some young people some teenagers who love the Lord Jesus Christ and by that I wanted him. I people who have made commitments to true love waits in and a life of purity and holiness in and yet despite these things, that they come under increasing attack, I know many people who love the Lord, you can find them by always live a faithful life time.
They do go on mission trips. I serve others. They they seem to know to give me and yet I reflected in the physical well-being they face suffering with cancers and with heart disease.
Even with things like depression and and many other things I admire. I'm not trying to explain every circumstance that I but I want to speak to you today.
Those of you that all faithful those of you that love the Lord Jesus Christ.
I want to speak to those parents today that that you by God's grace know you're not perfect. None of us are perfect, but you done everything that you know to bring up your son, your daughter in a way that would be pleasing to the Lord. But your son, your daughter is just gone wild and and you got a heavy heart.
These bad language and bad attitude and and they just ripping up the sanctity of your home and your life and it's just a constant barrel origin, you've got every good reason cited Lord, here I am on I'm serving you and I'm living for you and look at my marriage and look at my children will look at my business why my afflicted like this. I will speak to you today on when you'll wound is attacked.
Now we going to be looking at Joe you might want open your Bibles to Job chapter 1, but while you're opening a Bible to Job and the first chapter, I will give you five reasons that God gives to us as to why godly people suffer from not preaching on this this morning as I was studying the subject. God began to show me these thing so I promise you I'm going to come back and preach on these five things and it will probably be at least a five month series.
If I know myself because this is a huge sub but I just want to get them to like bullets guess five reasons why godly people suffer.
By the way out but passage of Scripture for every one of these is not just something I'm saying number one reason sin in the life of a believer. Why do godly people suffer number 17. Second reason for purposes of chastening, God wants to discipline us. He wants to build us up. He wants to tell us something.
Chastening number three reason the third reason that God would gives to us is strengthening. God wants to make you stronger. Your godly person he wants to make you stronger, full Revelation. Revelation what Revelation. Revelation is not about you and me. It's about God.
Why do godly people suffer.
The Bible tells us in the book of Exodus, the book of Job. Many other places that his purpose is to reveal his character through us. We become the channel by which God makes himself known to us you with great that's Revelation he reveals himself to us. Number five, you might chuckle about is the fifth reason why godly people suffer no earthly reason you got it no earthly reason not to say that you can understand why just a moment. Bugs no earthly reason on this, you will never know the reason why you had to suffer.
You can Don plow field you can climb a mountain you can hang from a tree you can study every book you've ever known. Listen to every message you've ever preached, you will never get an earthly reason as to why you have to go through what you're going through. It just got to trust God.
Let me tell you the book of Job is exactly along those lines, I conversation took place in the heavens Bible tells us between Satan and the angels and God. This conversation took place. Job knew nothing about this conversation. He wasn't that he wasn't invited to the table and his Joe. This godly man going through all this affliction and having to understand and explain his affliction as a godly person from the perspective of his own human ignorance.
Now, what's his folks. It's one thing when I love the Lord and I go through something and I can explain it in some way or God gives me the reason, but it's another thing when I butted trying to explain it from the perspective of my own human ignorance and lack of understanding where does that leave me that believes me with only my faith, which is where God wants me to be folks.
That's why Joss live by faith. That's why we walk by what why faith not by sight. That's what it is that's the name of the game. I love it when people say to me what is your faith. My faith is trusting in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm not a religious person I'm a man of deep and abiding all safe with me.
Deep and abiding your God asked me if I bought religion.
I don't got no religion. I'm not a religious person, folks, religious people kill religious people hate religious people do traditions, religious people follow rituals and sacrifices religious people's recital praise. I'm not a risk factor. I'm not a ritualistic person. I don't do things out of Road.
I'm a man of means I trust God, Joe could explain these things. Now what is that leave us with folks when there is no rational or theological explanation for the attack that you are undergoing leaves you with one thing faith, trust God trust God. It's hard for us to understand that I want to read to just a few quick versus your just to contextualize this.
I by the way, I really need to read to you. Chapters 1 through chapter 42 all those in favor of me not reading. 42 chapters, would you not all right.
I'm just going to give you just a little hint to from the Scripture.
Okay, look at Chad Job chapter 1 in the land of Oz. They lived a man whose name was Job.
This man was blameless and upright, and he feared God and shunned evil. Look at verse six. One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them and the Lord said to Satan, where in the world do you think you come from, site nonsuit from roaming through the earth jurist visiting those people in Spartanburg.
Then the Lord said to Satan, have you considered my servant Job, there is no one like him. He is blameless and upright man who fears God and shuns evil now watch what Satan does. He begins to walk and he sees excuse me, you think he's so hyperactive and blameless.
Why don't you take away from Job, the things that you have given him and blasting with you will see what kind of man he is and what kind of God, you are you man of the things that he holds most dear to himself, and I'll show you a man who spit in the face of God only reason Job believes a new site and said is because of what he can get from so what happened folks verse 12 the Lord said to Satan very well then everything he has is in your hands. But on the man himself, do not lay a finger. So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and he went back to the earth, and from chapter 1 through chapter 42.
He afflicts this righteous man and takes every blessing away from him and this man had gotten nothing wrong I'm in a give you eight words to help you to understand when your world is under attack. Word number one is the word pleasure in verse one and again in verse eight, and right throughout God affirms that Job was a man who brought him great pleasure.
You know that God pleasures in the behavior of those who love him.
You know that you can please the heart of God and by the way, if you wondering what qualifies as the means by which we can pleasure God Bible tells us in chapter 1, number one. The Bible says that he was blameless, number two, he was upright, by the way upright in character as opposed to being unethical and immoral. He was upright he was folks I can point to so many. This is nothing to do with its Christ in us blamelessness is because of Jesus Christ by his credit dwells in us. This is not because Abbasids because of Christ him.
Please forgive the interruption will be back in just a moment, but that concept conducted on our blamelessness is because of Jesus are uprightness because of us because of Christ in us, we can embrace that and understand that truth it will change. It will quiet the voices even our own self-condemnation look America, but I know what I've done. I know what I thought know what it doesn't matter the love of God is using even this radio broadcast this podcast. How are you listening to us right now to let you know he loves you like to talk to pray with someone know that we here email@example.com or 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 have asked today's message with Dr. Tom Bible says that he feared God, by the way, that where they fear God is not afraid of God. That's not what it means a person who fears God believes in their heart. Don't place that's what it means to fear God makes with plaything.
God is not some big happy sitting up in the skies smoking a cigarette. He's not some just dear old grandfather who practice on the don't mess with God. He feared God, he shunned evil. He was a family man. I love the story about his family here. Look at verse 40 sons used to take turns holding peace in the arms and they would invite their three sisters to come and fellowship with them. Great picture that is a great family man and these children were following in that tradition. He was a worshiper.
The Bible tells us this man knew what it was to to worship the Lord in the sacrifice. Every morning and do what was necessary to worship the Lord. He was an intercessor Bible says he interceded on. We offer these children just in case they had sent his right like when your mama comes in and say son. I want to pray for you, Lord, I pray for my son right now that you're just forgiving and that you just forgiving for his sin. Mama why you are someone that I haven't even done anything of this is just in case you do, I have a friend who sailed on a ship from Cape Town to Southampton, England for little boys all on the mission field by the civil Hagen boys and their father as they began believed to sale before they left the harbor in Cape Town South Africa got all four of these little boys out and he said, dad took him into a room and he gave them all a jolly good spanking a hottie.
They were all weeping daddy, what are you doing, they just sprinkle for them as they were about to embark on this great adventure.
Then he took them out of the cabin and he walked out he sees that you see that line all the way around the deck want you boys ever step out of that blindness is what you going to get. He said for that entire two-week journey not want to be sons Ava stepped over the line because they knew what they would get a folks watch this.
This man pleasure. God that's word number one word number two is presentation in verse six when you'll world is attacked. The second word that you need to think about is this matter of presentation in verse six the Bible says there was a meeting between three parties number one God's angels number two God himself.
And number three. For reasons unknown.
Satan showed up. Now some of you going to look at me and say to me, pasta, help us to explain why this meeting took place. I can't do that.
There is not a single explanation as to why God allowed this meeting to take place in the habit. But one thing I do know was when this presentation was made.
Job had no idea that it was going on so I'm just going on the question that not one of us about nonsecure when you'll world is attacked.
Is it possible that a presentation is being made. No, you don't know if you presentation you would understand the answer to the question why and if you can answer the question why you can eliminate from the exercise of your daily life. God doesn't want us to know why, but what he does want us to know in terms of Job is that a presentation was made between the Angels, God and Satan.
I want you to note the third word you interesting word presents when you will is attacked. I want you to think of these words.
Number one pleasure this man walked uprightly in the eyes of God.
Number two presentation. There was a meeting, number three, the word presents from verse six, following God was present.
I love that is profound. Folks presents number one pleasure number two presentation number three presents number four permission at words going to be putting here in verse 12 verse 11 in verse 12 God gave Satan permission to afflict this righteous man now once again folks, I have the hardest time trying to explain to you.
In fact, the it bothers me in my human understanding and I can't imagine if I was the one going through the affliction how much that would bother me accepting the fact that John did not know that God had given Satan permission. He wasn't a party to that conversation, but God gave him permission God allow this to happen. Now we know because we know the book of Job, that they would to fundamental purposes.
Number one he gave him permission to test the man number two. He gave Satan permission to reveal God's character. Both of those dynamics were accomplished in the message of Job the testing of the man called Job who stood number two the revelation or the revealing of the character of God, despite he's only human ignorance is own inability to fully understand or to espresso to explain the pain that he was enduring at the time. Word number five is the word power. Once you get to verse 12 berries unleashed isotonic power that most of us just seem to have great difficulty in understanding. Don't underestimate the power of Satan.
You see folks when you come under attack. You cannot come to grips with this without understanding this issue of satanic power is balding and inexplicable way. We've got all these words, a man in whom God found great pleasure this presentation that took place between the Angels and Satan and God. The presence continual abiding presence of God. God giving Satan permission but slightly going and taking that permission and unleashing his power. In this case, even on the righteous, even on the righteous, but there is another word that's the word persistence. I love this.
When you go to verse 20 through 22. In chapter 1 the Bible says that this Job got up and told his robe and shaved the Z then he fell to the ground in worship and he said naked I came from my mother's womb and make it I will depart the Lord gave in the Lord is taken away by the name of the Lord be praised in all this Job did not sin by charging God with wrong doing persistence. This was a prayer of persistence is a man righteous God could count on him.
He was standing. He shunned evil. He was a worshiper in an interesting buddies world was attacked. Word number six persistence, you want a description of a persistent prayer here it is number one submission a persistent prayer is submissive submission. He got up and told his robe and shaved his head number two. Acceptance naked I came to my mother's womb, and they could leave, I am nothing.
I accept my position in the presence of a mighty God number three acknowledgment the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Number four praise by the name of the Lord be praised, number five humility. Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing, I submit to you when you'll world is attacked. You gotta think of persistence.
It'll help you and encourage you. Number seven prayer. What if you go to chapter 42 flip over 42 chapters get to chapter 42. The book end of Job's reign.
This experience in Job chapter 42 we find Inc. your not a prayer of persistence, but a prayer of thankfulness. I prayer of thanksgiving.
Job replied to the Lord. I know that you can do all things he says in verse three he said surely I spoke of the things that I did not understand and he went on and he prayed in verse 10 often Job had prayed for his friends. We find an incredible prayer of thanksgiving this in the context of old ladies gone through, reminds me of the 10 lepers that were healed by our Lord just one came back and said thank you to him.
But you know what the eighth word is the word prosperity.
It's the word prosperity. The Bible says in verse 10 of chapter 42 but the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had had. Look at verse 12.
I love the Buddhist 12. The Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first part is anybody ever said to you based his Dick could be as anybody ever suggested to you that today is the first day of the rest of your life. I want to say a special word to someone right now you are a righteous person, not because of yourself, but because of the Lord Jesus Christ. You being faithful in your afflicted. No moon is under attack business, but never ending headaches, marriage is on the rocks.
Children are giving you more grief than you could possibly imagine.
Buildings are coming tumbling down. Watch the spokes you'll world is under attack when there is no rational explanation is no theological explanation possible. Such great truth and you do not have to do it alone. Dr. Donald be quick to remind you that God has called us to encourage you why we are the encouraging word, the body of Christ is built to encourage us in every single step evenly feel like render it weird 866899 word just now during the broadcast 24 hours a day to talk at 866-899-9673 or firstname.lastname@example.org but before we get away closing thoughts from our pastor and chief encourager Dr. Donald God has spoken to you hasn't you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you write you pray this prayer with me and escape Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Arneson I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross right now, I repent of my sin and I can face my soon coming tomorrow to save give me for my sin. Jesus name I pray they made. If you pray that pray we'd love to get alongside literature help users begin to grow and I want you to know that I love you much guts to make a decision. Maybe today is a course correction known prayed to the next notify Dr. Don has wonderful resources for you just gave your life to Jesus Christ dedicated your life, your hands, call us at 866-899-9673 would love to put that as part of the next step of our journey together 866-899-9673 or meet us online at T. W online.org. You might want to take a look at this wonderful Sony Ericsson totter resources will tell you all about it God calling you to your life. Living the life giving you not to be on mission for God that supports the courage and very you will receive Dr. Wilton, Raymond E Moran hurting wearing wearing wearing wrap things up in today's edition Wednesday, but I want 99899967 PW online.org