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R1578 Is This the End?

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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September 16, 2020 8:00 am

R1578 Is This the End?

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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September 16, 2020 8:00 am

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Is this the end it's a question that many people are asking, but let's find out answers from the Bible itself guides Encouraging Word welcome to The Encouraging Word, featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton and his message today is this the end something will dive into in just a few moments, but now as we live through this remarkable pandemic and we see God bring us closer together. In some ways using technology like never before, but also challenging us at the very core of what is important. What should we keep is the main thing will discover more with Bible-based teaching of Dr. on Sunday. We also want to know that we're here for you love to encourage you on the phone with 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or online at now Dr. Don Wilton thank you that we can be strong and we can take courage, we can take courage because you encourage us.

You are our Savior and download speak to us. We pray through your word and by your spirit encourage every heart in Jesus name, amen. Well I get a lot of questions. You get a lot of questions. I don't know that I can rank these out and try to rank them, but I'm going to say to you I hear from hundreds of people and all around the world today. Believers are asking this question. If they not asking it by wondering about thinking about it.

Garrett is is this the end the circumstance in which we live worldwide. This virus is this the end is Jesus about to come back since the end of the world going on to that question right now you ready for me to on trip because the answer to that question. No, but maybe is this the end does the onset, no, but maybe I want you to open your Bibles to Matthew chapter 24 very important for you to give us this is Jesus speaking and Jesus said in verse 36 of Matthew chapter 24 but concerning that day or no one knows not even the angels of heaven, nor the son but the father only as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man, then to Maine will be in the field. One will be taken and the other one will be left behind. Two women will be grinding at the move.

One will be taken and the other will be left behind verse 42.

Therefore, stay awake for you do not know what day your Lord is coming, but know this, Jesus said that if the monster of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would've stayed awake and he would not of lady's house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect. May the Lord Jesus right this word upon his heart and my God the Holy Spirit give us clear understanding as to exactly what it is that Jesus wants us to know. I think that's a good Christian. Is this the end, the onset of that no but maybe one note just because Jesus said nobody knows which doesn't mean to say that it may be one of us profit priest okay knows nobody knows so you can I can say unequivocably in also to the question, is this the end, no, but maybe now you could summarize it and say I don't know. I don't know.

So if answer to the question is no, but maybe where does that leave us.

How do we deal with something like this.

I want to give you full things to consider. Today about what we can do in light of unscrewing the question, is this the end we know the circumstance saw Carol for things that Jesus told us that we can do number one. Consider the days if you go to verse 20 verse 38 this is what Jesus said. For as in those days, not in our English text that can read full Jesus said considering the days in consideration of the time. You can consider the time when you not know that I have desire right now to launch into a whole series on prophecy and I'm going to be doing these things because the Bible is filled with the signs of the times you not know that the word of God tells us so much. In fact, even Jesus in his previous statement care, talking and answering the questions because remember, the disciples came to him and they ostensibly see Tim Jesus, how do we know when the end of the age will be. And Jesus brought to the climactic moment which he said ultimately you don't know, but just what you can do.

You can certainly consider the days. This is a huge subject.

My friends, I ought dive into it. Not today, but I consider it with almost fear and trepidation because Jesus sees nobody knows what is going to be very careful ones go to be very careful about reading into prophecy but Jesus did talk about a lot of things. He he he talked about wars he talked about rumors of wars. He talked about salmon talked about pestilence.great fevers. He talked about the condition of mankind. You going to Revelation chapter 1 verse three you gonna read about the condition of the church which is the ultimate sign of Jesus coming look at the spiritual fervor of a nation. Consider these days and he talks about the great flood back in the days of Noah. He goes back in history. I went back in history. The spot week.

I did her own personal study and lightning myself about the Spanish food about the AIDS epidemic that swept across the world and killed so many people about saws. The Ebola epidemic.

I went back and I looked and I said to myself what is it about these things. You go back and in history.

Jesus went back in history and he said just look what happened what happened here was God's servant, Noah. He was like a voice crying in the wilderness and he got up and he said you need to trust God and to brew tea even boot traveling century. He even began to follow God's instructions and he gathered his family together in one place he pulled them out of the fabric of the world they had to separate themselves back to withdrawal into this whole albeit a floating home and I couldn't understand God did it and what was going on in the meanwhile, well, the Bible tells us Jesus said by people just by continued eating and drinking and carrying on as though there was no spiritual warning. There was nothing out there it's like God is not serious. I've often thought about the people that surrounded the boat. The population they just went about the same lack of spiritual fervor, but still persisted in looking up into the face of God and taking God at his word, but became influenced by one another for them. Mardi Gras never stopped, and the virus spread.

They didn't take heed. The Bible says it went all the way up until Gordon closed the door once God closed the door, was too late. Consider the days I don't know. We can consider these days I'm trying to get a handle on these days. Like you, this is one of the very first times if not the first time ever that the vegan is coming together, listening to Dr. Don Wilton. He'll be back in just a moment of the completion of today's message is this the money and run for just a moment because Insist 868998689967 to discover more about who you are perhaps visiting our that's TW Perhaps a little like reaching first and foremost, to pray for us and support our ministry.

That way you might want to consider financially get involved if you do call you and Kercher different 99 The Encouraging Word ministry pastor was discovered evangelical financial accountability organizations were partnered and so much more that's online or TW now back today's message. We can find to get a handle on the very the entire world is coming together.

Is it possible that the entire world is being prepared for the arrival of antichrist antichrist ultimately is going to set himself up as God in the temple he's gonna read the whole world, and people who give allegiance to him and take the number 66610 going to be given the right to go to Cosco and get food like the ones you will be able to go to the local grocery store.

I'm just considering the world. I'm just looking at the world. That's what Jesus said, consider Noah days of Noah, is this the end, no nobody numbers but then maybe number one thing Jesus said, consider the days number two keep watch. Look at verse 42. Therefore, stay awake is not talking about physical sleep talking about spiritual alertness, spiritual willingness, you know, one of the things that is blessing me right now with my church with first Baptist Church in downtown Spartanburg. It's so blesses me II wish right now that I could reach out into the camera. I wish I could literally put a big hug of love and thanks on every member of my of our congregation because I'm going to tell you something folks are being your pasta for 27 years and we've enjoyed, and we watch and when a church that is spiritually united. There is no fussing and feuding in carrying on grumbling the people come together we submitting to one another and this church is deployed not only Karen Spartanburg in America but around the world for Christ. We are taking the gospel out, but now that we cannot meet now that we cannot come together like this. Now that we go to talk to each other. Now that we cannot touch. I'm watching the spiritual father of our people rise up, I can feel the love I can see it's tangible.

I'm watching it and I love you for it because years away. How many people do you think in America today in a sad kind of way of said well we can't go to work. Let's just go to sleep. What am I gonna do you staying awake your alert because you're a believer because you love the Lord Jesus because there's a fire that burns in your heart because you know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world you know that he's coming again and it actually doesn't matter if he were to come back right now or if he were to come back 100 years from now you like. Thank you God. That's what Jesus said don't sign off. Well done Christians. This is the time to be salt and light as believers. If ever there is a time for believers. It's now now is our time to spread the gospel not to spread the virus. What did Jesus say consider these days. Then he said keep watch. The third thing he said was understand this verse 43 but no, this, and then he uses the illustration from Ostrava House knew that a thief was coming to Rob to take what is not his to infiltrate. What would he do about it. You see what Jesus was saying was stand on your convictions. You don't convictions all convictions, all the things that you know to be true right to wanted to run a little taste on yourself, your family, your children wanting to get out a pen and paper at some time and write down what is it that you know to be true about God.the Lord Jesus about the spirit about his word.

That's what Jesus is saying. But know this. Stand upon your convictions when you know something act accordingly.

We sang just a moment, be strong, take courage, why because we know this, my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus my God shall do exceedingly abundantly above everything that I could off school even think that fantastic. What was Jesus saying here, how do we own. So the question is this the end, no, but maybe only water we do we just go about our business. Consider the days keep watch. Understand this, have convictions and finally be ready be ready at what he says in verse 44 verse 44 is my favorite verse cannot read it to you again. You're ready I want you to read along with. You can read click. Therefore, you also must be ready for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect be ready. Just be ready all right.

Just three ways you can be ready. Three ready for this three ways you can be ready number one.

Give your life to the Lord Jesus Christ tell you can be ready. Have you given your heart to Jesus. I want to invite you to trust Jesus today because what the Bible says act. I acknowledge your sin. See, confess your sin to Jesus T trust him as your Savior and Lord God is speaking to Disney you just read the truth of God's word because when Jesus comes one is going to be taken another's going to be left behind. By the way, God told Noah to please family into their houseboat. He did and Jesus shut the door and those that went on the boat died. How do you get on the boat give your heart to Jesus. How can you be ready. So now watch this.

This is my life, my name is Don Wilton and I'm a Christian man. A lot of things can be said about me in my life. Family. But what I want you to know today that I've given my heart to Jesus. God spoke to me revealed himself to me in all the Bible says in Romans the Bible say is that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.

You can pick up the phone right now and you can talk to someone right now drip my friend because Jesus could come before lunch.

But then, maybe not be ready. Give your heart to Jesus trusted drip now. He's a wonderful Savior and he loves you. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, should not die but should have eternal life that you please give your heart to Jesus, I'm begging you. Is this the end the show lost charts. No, but maybe give your life to Christ. Number two is how you can be ready. Live your life as though this is the end you know what Jesus said. He said you are salt and light. Live your life as though this is the end. Cannot say this to you before students poop at this morning almost. The Lord if he would be so kind as to allow me to preach this message as though Jesus were to come back to not I want to preach like this is the end when I go back home to my wife to my home. I want to live like this is the end to make that phone call to those people with calling hundreds of people we've called hundreds of people this week I want to speak on the phone like this is the end when I take that gift to my neighbor when I drop something off at a person's house out in the yard because a car going to the house and called him and Sarah left something on your front state for you all, and good luck. This is the end, I want to love people like this is the end, I want to plan for tomorrow like this is the end. Thank you for doing that continued there are thousands of people doing that in alchemy we would so many people to thank because they living today is believers like this is the end.

This is our time believers you can be engaged like this is the end right there in your own living room number one. Give your heart to Jesus. Number two live today like this is the end number three trusting God with everything in God we trust everything without him was not anything made that was made. We just trust him.

We give it all to him.

We turn it over to him a powerful affirmation of trusting God.

Are you trusting God is one thing to know about God but to trust him with your life with your future with your present and your anxiety. Whatever it is you need to trust God with today's the day as Dr. Don said to turn it over to him. You know the way you do that, though, is to have a relationship with him.

It's very hard for you to turn over this responsibility someone you don't even know the Jesus is pursuing you. God is pursuing you through this broadcast because he loves you and has a plan for your life. But the step that you need to take is to accept him as Savior and Lord. If you're ready to do that you can repeat a simple prayer right now after me, Lord God, I realize that my sin in my direction is wrong and so what I turn my back on my past. I turn my back on my sin and I believe you, Jesus can save me.

I believe you Jesus are the son of God, and you died on the cross of Calvary for my sin. So help me rescue me, save me.

In Jesus name I pray, you know, Dr. Don reminds us that a prayer will not save you, but in your heart.

You've given your life to Jesus.

You said help me rescue me. I believe in you, he will change where one of the resources we love to put in your hands all you need to do is call us 866-899-WORD's number that's 866899673 would love to speak with you. Pray with you and where will not just now at that number but 24 hours a day Chinatown stored in your cell 866899673 or me this online keyboard keyboard. As we say at that's TE W would love to connect you with some great resources will help you grow in your faith is matter fact, our website is the very best place to connect and they were grateful for your listening today and we love the opportunity we have not only for you to listen but for you to speak as Dr. Don reminds us this is not just a presentation. It's a conversation so if there's things in your life that you like us to pray you through know that we're here for you the phone number again is 86689. That's 866899673 know that that's one of those things that you think too hard, but I recall ministry and asked him to pray right now more than ever, the sense of a conversation with another living human being that loves Jesus and would love to pray with you and for you, maybe just what you need again where carefully 866-899-WORD 9673 or and before get away closing thoughts from our pastor and chief encourager Dr. Don Wilton okay just before you go today.

I just want you to know how much I love you means so much to me and I just want you to know that with all the things that we've talked about the way in which God is speaking to your heart right now, we all The Encouraging Word and we are available to you 24 seven, morning, noon, not you can call a friend one of my friends right now and they will encourage you to pray with you, listen to you is the right to have people around us really about you

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