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R873 When Your Salvation is Totally Secure

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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August 27, 2020 8:00 am

R873 When Your Salvation is Totally Secure

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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August 27, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Suffering never makes sense. At least that's my understanding perhaps Dr. Wilton will show us a different way of thinking about this is the urging word featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton well-known evangelists author and pastor at today in his message when you are suffering makes sense begin to understand God's perspective and umbilical perspective help us face each and every day, even in the middle of our self know that were available for you to pray with you connect with you with resources anytime on our that's TW or we call it old school but still great talk and pray on our phone line is well connected 866-899-WORD 866899673. We love the like saints folks. I want to talk about suffering and pain and grief and healing when you're suffering like saints like saints of suffering.

I don't know how many people over the years that I have written that you have made that you yourself gone through terrible times of of pain-and-suffering and quite frankly you you you battle to understand why me Lord, why has my friend got to go through this. Why the grief I know some people many people over the years that have suffered publicly we know about people like that because it's something that happens that other people are affected by their wonderful people in nursing homes today in retirement centers. They many thousands perhaps worshiping with us even today, right now that you're in a hospital bed and that television is switched on and you lying there and and you're in pain. You love the Lord and and and and you hurting I I know people who suffer in a private way, and though that's perhaps the more difficult kind of suffering is often think it's not Christmas time, but often think of Mary the mother of Jesus and how the spirit of God came to Mary and said to her.

Mary you going to be with child and his name will be Jesus and then the Bible says that Mary pondered these things in her heart. How do you suppose she pondered those things can I suggest you she suffered those things.

Why because she wasn't married. Any questions and you just imagine the scandal. Can you imagine what what you gonna tell her fianc Joseph. I went married, what about her.

She pondered those things that I've met many people who hurt in different ways. I was told yesterday about about dear friend from Florida who a lady who sufferance with depression. I've met people who just can't explain that there is just a cloud. Some some dear friends of Satan to me over the years I I can't explain it to you but I just have this this cloud over me all the time.

Every now and again, I'll see the daylight in the clouds will clear you know and but I'm I find depression, will folks I I could go on and on talking about pain and grief in her it if it hasn't happened to you. You know it's happened to your wife your husband your son your daughter your best enable we get affected by guess the bottom line. How do you like saints of pain and suffering what you say to that person what what can we do when we go to visit that person in hospital and by not clearly going through some tests and all you got is that little board that they let you write on is this is the message you could rot in hi I love you.

While we certainly gonna write that. But is this something more to this. It is what what can I hold onto in my heart when I go with this now.

I'm going to be in first Peter and you might want to open your Bibles.

In fact, it's very important as we had a look at six principles in just about six biblical principles taken right out of first Peter and it's on page 1176 in your pew Bible. If you didn't bring one with you right there it's going to read, take it and turning your Bibles to first Peter chapter 1. You gonna need your Bible to see this as God has something special to say to us, but I believe with all of my heart before I even read this passage to you this morning that they were all really in reality they are off three schools of thought about healing about suffering, about plaintiff you want to go to Austin. The average person in the world I can you explain what must I do, or what is this how can I handle my pain my hurt, my suffering I've been through divorce my wife died, my son and daughters going through this.

I been diagnosed with this disease but chronic illness, chronic pain, depression and a way to to I cannot make sense of this. Why, Lord, what is this I believe that there are three dominant schools of thought, if you please. Now there are many offshoots of these and and many of you will come up with all a lot of others.

There are, I just want to summarize it in three ways school for number one.

Suffering and pain is sin all suffering and pain is caused by Sue Sawyer suffering all you you send.

I couldn't be more Frankel Blanco to the point today. One school of thought over on the one extreme will tell you, and will teach us that suffering or playing grief is because of sin and the rain would be the way you fix that what you find healing lies in two areas, one you must repayment of that sin.

Balance logically, suffering and grief and payment partake is caused by sin. You got a reprint of that sin. But there's a second thing that accompanies that you must revive your faith to the point at which your faith is the right kind of faith. And when you have the right kind of faith God must heal you and deliver you now watch this.

Folks, this first school of thought is old man and know God per se, just run that by getting school level on all suffering is the result of sin all suffering pain doesn't matter what you going through some you may stop with God and and I know that I may be a little simplistic, but there is a I think one can get the. The idea of God standing there sign.

You mess with me are on you gonna have cancer.

I'm gonna cordial your loved one to get very sick.

I'm going to put a depression on you, folks, this is real, I'm just telling you they're all television programs that are all over the world today that are becoming increasingly popular and the fundamental basis of what they do is based upon the fact that pain and suffering and heart ache is caused by certain repayment of your sin and do something about true faith. What has the problem is the problem.

If you fall into that category you if you are not healed and you continue to suffer and carry that plane or your loved one dies anyway, you are left holding the guilt of two things you hold left holding the guilt number one of unrepentant sin, you just didn't repent properly. I'd like someone to help me to understand what proper repentance is not you just didn't prepayment properly and number two you not have the right kind of faith. Now they won't tell you that you do not have faith that tell you you don't have the right kind of faith it's it's not the kind of place that's acceptable to God, so evidently my healing is going to be dependent on me. So I'm not healed I reprinted my seminar on God to do it but I'm not healed.

Obviously I booked the problem number one. I'm an unrepentant sin and God's got my number and number two I just don't have the right kind of fight God and how to define it. You're obviously better than me your first costs faith Christian I'm a second or third class it, it pushes me out to put me into the back of the bus. It says to me that I'm just no good in the presence of God are at that school number one school number two school of thought number two all suffering and pain is part of human consequence and Momento the quality of your faith God will heal you if and when God decides to heal you.

Now this is what I call fish on the wall kind of faith healing.

I told you about it before. This is the kind of school it says to stick your big fish on the wall push a button and it'll say don't worry, be happy, don't worry, this is what this tells me this tells me yes I have faith I am a fish get out there and swim and whatever happens Tuffy's on you, but in the meantime, just be happy that your suffer because God will heal you where and if he decides what you getting all round up about.

Have you ever had someone come up to you and say something like this. Just get over so you depressed are you well in your notes just the consequences man get over you know what you want to do. Don't you you want to give them a little depression to think about two run that folks really this is the second school of thought here is the third one.

This is where I believe the Bible is I really believe this number three that God allows suffering, pain and grief in the lap of some of his children. You'll faith in God is Viking to him. Infected is the necessary ingredients of knowing him, and to walking with him and a fellow shipping with the but he invites you to ask of him and God will heal you according to his riches in glory, but God's response and his action is not governed by virtue of your asking or requesting it is government by virtue of who he is because he is divine, but he wants us to ask of him and his response to our request is in proportion to the fact that we are doing what he has invited us to do.

In other words, there is a partnership God gives to us between himself and also our apartment is as vital as the path of God, but God is the great healer. I cannot heal myself listening to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher on The Encouraging Word.

Please don't go away. We back in just a moment with more of this great teaching on when you're suffering makes sense, but he insists I enter up to remind you that were here for you were connecting both and this phone number 866898668999673 Chinatown distort yourself with them to pray with you, for you would love to connect with great resources.

Right now the resource that so excited is called touching Jesus and and a good friend of Dr. Wilkins has prepared this very special kind of resource growth and courage. Joni Erickson taught that's going to be given more details of the broadcaster right now.

Just know that we're here for you. 866899673 or online at T. W

Let's talk back drainers anointing crying with philosophy. Bible says if someone feels laid, lost weight, I read the script.

Can you imagine five am praying for someone anointing them with oil and Austin barbecue in our prayer prayer something like this. Thank you for Joe and Joe is terribly annual and he needs healing and you know just like him comfortable Lord and not tell you whatever you want to do whenever you feel like it just we just okay or I Joe have a good day. Goals not be happy folks, what's the difference. Lord we believe in you. You are the son of the living God, and you told us to ask you. You are the great physician and we come before you today believing in our heart that you will heal this submittal in the of Jesus Christ. Would you listen to cry and we call upon you in the name of Jesus Christ of I what's the difference God tells me to do, see what two extremes. All manner note gone you, but all God. No man, I believe the Bible says both of us are involved.

I must never forget who I am and I must never forget who God is. It's a very fine line. Now watch this, read to you from first Peter chapter 1 we are to try to make sense out of our suffering. Peter puts it like this. He says in verse three you first Peter chapter 1.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in his great mercy has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade which is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of that salvation that is ready to be revealed in the lost time. Now in this, and I'm gonna qualify that in a moment in this you greatly rejoice, though. Even now for a little while you may have, to suffer grief, pain and suffering of all kinds here in this particular context. They were being persecuted they were being hammered.

They were suffering from every corner of the universe folks and Peter looked at them and he said listen, you can rejoice in these things. Even though you are suffering grief in all kinds of trials.

Let me explain it to you these things these trials this suffering. This pain has come so that you will of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

For though you have not seen him, you love him, and even though you do not see him not you believe in him, and often with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your soul that walks this watch this I'm going to give to you six principles that will help you to make sense of your suffering that God is going to apply these things to your life. He's going to give you understanding. He's gonna enable you to minister to others.

He's going to carry you through the burdens of life. Your suffering will only make sense number one when it is preceded by a living hope.

Now love the spokes. Peter puts it like this in verse three he says on the basis of God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ and his great mercy he has given us new birth onto a living hope this is the evangelism component of making sense out of suffering.

God is about to lay the smack down and he's about to tell us something about our human condition. In other words, he saying to us.

Listen people, hello.

You will never understand your suffering which is difficult to understand. Outside of the fact that you have a foundation which is your living hope in Christ Jesus. Now I have the privilege from time to time of marrying young couples and the sometime in the sessions in which we meet usually right up front somewhere.

I'll say something like this.

Now I want you to love.

Maybe God will bless you with children one day, but I want to make a suggestion to you. Yes, you need to buy them a nice motorcar and you need to protect them and give them a refrigerator full of food and take them to flag football and and be in the stands for them and for you need a new all of those things that's the fun part of life. It's absolutely necessary and we can have the best fun in the world but I'll guarantee you there's one thing that if you give to your sons and daughters.

It is of more value than anything you can possibly give you an audit is that mom and dad love each other that watch the spokes you show me a child that goes to school. That doesn't sit on the front row of the cafeteria that never gets invited to the prom that goes to all kinds of struggles that feels left out the go stool the rigors of puberty and pain and everything else and that child can go through every kind of up and down you could possibly imagine. They could be persecuted looking they could be treated badly and bullied by everybody at school. But when they know mom and dad love them. I'll tell you given them the greatest gift of life that you can possibly give them outside of salvation in Christ Jesus.

That's what he's talking about. You see, folks, this foundational living hope, of which the apostle speaks has three components number one it is founded on God's sovereignty. According to this matter. It is based upon God's mercy and it is provided for by God son.

Now watch this here I am and I'm suffering I'm going to plan. I'm struggling with depression.

I cannot understand it never seems to go away.

But I'll tell you, folks, you give me the sovereign grace and mercy of God, combined together with the provision of God son who gives to me through his blood, I direct passage into the heart of God and into the throne of God and I will do everything necessary to get through what I'm having to get through it makes sense that which doesn't make sense, it means I've got something to stand on folk you take away the platform you show me a child out there in our school system who goes to school every day and they walk out of their home and all there is is fighting and four letter words and fussing and feuding. They go to school and my subject to all the things that go on in school and then I come home and I got nothing to come home to do you want me to sit down and show you the end product you not know what we talking about. So when you want to make sense of your suffering. It'll never make sense folks unless it's preceded by living hope to put that in the basic terminology.

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ number two. Your suffering will only make sense number two when it is rewarded by an eternal inheritance verse four the Bible says quite clearly because of the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that I am delivered to continual continuing trends and inheritance that we will know what an inheritance is not tell you some time ago we got our boarding than him in the mile. A little thingamajig and it said that I have to send all a lot of money down to the department. Treas. Oren Brady or whatever his name is and I bought her right out all this money to get a tiny little stick.

I mean a little dirty little piece of pipe 07 on ending you stick it on you on your tag so that when you ride around in Spartanburg. We got all these policemen riding around on your bumper and sing with the doctors think that in place about all these criminals can people speeding and should the areas on my bumper to see without my stick and then stop me there and get our hands behind your back and turning like this. And here I am with my hands straight like that being Scripps and because I don't have a well.

The stick arrived but it wasn't for my son. I mean it wasn't for me.

It was for my son Greg so I send this off to great. Does your sticker put it on your motorcar, Greg says to me dad, I need to write you out a check. I tell you, folks, all that sugar I've been eating just began to melt me, but all is resolved. He needs to play at least 25 years of age. I tell you I need that money more than anything in the whole world. I mean, I know I'm going to die without it.

He's a big boy he needs to learn to stand and I get right up there to the line and I say it's okay so you don't owe me anything and Greg says, but that I can do that. Why would you do something like that in our safety son.

Could you with how you make sense is if you're inheritance you makes sense because God looks at you and says you and everything I have is for you. What a powerful restriction. If your new The Encouraging Word. Dr. Wilton is his children. His family there all sold out to Jesus in remarkable ways. Greg spent years overseas as a missionary and now is in the Atlanta area of wonderful organization called send relief. His daughter is overseas Samaritan's purse is some planting churches and all of these illustrations come to this point where you and I have to ask, understanding inheritance we can have, God is committed to whether or not we become a part of. Have you become a part of the family of God said yes to Jesus you question to talk about it. 866-899-WORD sent from your friends ready to take your call right now.

86899673.the number down and hold for second because more than talking to us right now.

Maybe you need are you ready to give you half of life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanting to pray this prayer with me to hear God on no love very very and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross that on my feet today. I repainted myself I can face my and I invite you Jesus night if you pray that prayer, let me be the first one welcome the family of this is wonderful.

I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying and how very important this is for me. Corliss said we couldn't talk to and connect to the right place so you can begin this wonderful journey. Welcome to the family of God. I know some of you said yes prayed along with Dr. Don and you've given your life to Jesus. Some of you have rededicated your life and maybe some of you, like me, have just drawn line the center know that I'm going to deal with suffering in my own life but also as an instrument of peace, the lives of others suffering because of the description. This message wherever you are in that spectrum. Just another especially if you give your heart to Christ.

Dr. Don has some unique resources. He wants you to have call and let us know 866899 word is the phone number 889967. Connect with also be happy to connect online as well. IT online and one more note to remember deal in those three letters Dr. Donald love to see here working email to share that with us and will continue get away. This was remind you about some very special resources right living is not to be on mission for God. 99 connected online, and the end of 866-899-WORD

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