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R1582 God’s Final Four

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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September 21, 2020 8:00 am

R1582 God’s Final Four

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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September 21, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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In just a few moments Dr. Don Wilton schema share with us for key concepts to the final four will help revolutionize our life will revolutionize our life sounds like I'm selling vitamin that's not the case at all, but I am telling you that we are here at The Encouraging Word to share with you the truth of God's Word, the Bible itself, and Dr. Don Wilton is a Bible-based preacher. This could open God's word in just a moment and give us some insight on how we pray, how we approach God and how it really will change your life for the better our doing so would love to speak with you love to pray with you our phone numbers. 866-899-WORD that's 866-899-WORD 9673 or would love to meet you online as well EW that's large ballots connect with Dr. Don Wilton. Now my friends, I'm about to open God's word to second Chronicles chapter 7 beginning at verse 11 and I'm about to lay something down on us that God would say to us as a people and he is speaking to us today. If we don't listen to what God is saying to us, we've got a serious problem on our hands. If we don't listen to what God is saying to us, I'm listening to reports, I'm listening to coronavirus toss forces and teams. I'm respecting the government. I'm watching the signs. I am washing my hands I'm making sure that we stay a good distance from one another. Right now I'm preaching to an empty auditorium with thousands upon thousands of people worshiping live streaming from all over the world and on television, but the one that I must listen to far more than anyone else is God. I want to read to you from second Chronicles chapter 7 and verse 11. You need to read this Bible says, thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord in the king's house, all that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house. He he successfully accomplished kind of sounds like the condition of America before this virus status.

We had successfully accomplished a lot of things in the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him, I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain will come on the locusts to devolve the land or saying viruses upon my people, my people were called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open my ears attentive to the prayer bed is made in this place. Now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name might be there forever eyes and my heart will be there for all time. But as for you, as you America believers Christian men and women brothers and sisters in Christ, if you will walk before me is David your father walked doing according to all that I have commanded you. And keeping my statutes and my rules then I will establish a royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father saying you shall not lack Amanda room is robe. If you turn aside and forsake my statutes and microphones that I have set before you, and if you go and you so other gods and worship them, then I will pluck you up from my land that I've given you in this house that I've consecrated for my name, I will cost out of my sight and I will make it a problem and a byword among people in this house, which was exalted everyone pausing by will be astonished and say why has the Lord done this. This land into this house and they will say yes.

The reason because they abandoned the Lord God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt laid hold on other gods and worship them and serve them.

This is the reason God has brought this zoster upon them. I feel speechless.

I don't know what to say when God says it, you know, we believers are a precious group of people.

We all were brothers and sisters do not withhold eval oddities ways of doing things our ecclesiology the way we hold church. Some of the things that we hold precious the ways in which we worship the Lord. Even some of our variations. Some things that are very important.

Those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. All agree that there are three things that all of us will agree on number one that we want God to hear us from heaven right yes or no number two that we want God forgive us for Allison number three all of us agree we want God to heal our land right three things we all agree with. I want to speak to you on God's final full in order to accomplish those three things that we all agree with that God would hear us from heaven. When we talked and that he would pay attention. Listen to something you cannot think Dr. Don Wilton back with the rest of today's message of God's final four in just a moment Dr. Don Wilton remind you here for you and acting both online and TW

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Now back to today's message Dr. Don is going to say to you. You not suppose God told us to do anything God wanted to tell us you know you can go and study in the age of Charlemagne. For example, you can go to history.

Even to this current day they people who believe you know you can go to church and if you send and if you want God to do something, you get instructions well walk four times around the church. How about why does God not say let's give our money to the poor. Why didn't God say will just do good or be good people.

Why didn't God say he could've seen so many things but he gave us four things. These are God's final full. I wanted to share them with you today. This is what God says. Number one what we gotta do humility.

Have you ever tried to really get a hold of what humility really means. Listen to what Tim Huddleston had to say what he said about humility stay hungry stay young, stay foolish, stay curious in a Bible study humble because just when you think you got all the nuances is the moment when some better twist of fate in the universe will remind you very much you don't. I want you to think about this.

See Joy Bell save this Not to mistake insecurity and in adequacy for humility.

Nothing. Humility has nothing to do with the insecure or the in adequate just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness. Good quote does not because one of my favorite ones that I took note.

Abraham Lincoln, one of my favorite historical persons.

Great present. Abraham Lincoln said this, I had been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go but wisdom and that of all about me seemed totally insufficient for that day. That's Abraham Lincoln. What about CS Lewis love CS Lewis.

This is what he said.

He said as long as you are proud, you cannot know God, a proud man is always looking down on things and people, and of course as long as you're looking down. You cannot see something that is above you is what I want to say to you today God tells us that if we want him to hear us from heaven if we want him to forgive us for us in any we want him to heal our land very clearly we need to humble ourselves before God. I'm going to submit to you, my beloved friends that the way we approach God is critical to the way we hear from God. So the call to humility invokes three things.

First of all, recognition recognition, recognition of who God is, I grapple with this every day in my life today as I prepared to stand and to share this word with you. I grapple with this issue.

I fell upon my knees before God, crying out to him saying to him, Lord, I recognize you who you are.

You are old like to hear sovereign in every way right is thy faithfulness. So God called to humility involves recognizing God for who he is.

It involves relinquishing who we all, the relinquishment of our soon to remember that great all song that we all love to sing at some of our favorites. It's so hard to be humble when we perfect in every way.

We love that get a good giggle out of it, but it's so true.

It is hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way most of us try to convince our wives of that truthful the better part of our lives don't play Lord I come before you today but I just want you to know that I'm so magnificent you made me so I told God man member center about this. I know everything and I'm not the solution to everything and I genius God says I'm not dainty hear from heaven, I'm not going to forgive your sin and I'm not going to heal your land unless you humble yourself and humbling ourselves involves recognizing who God is relinquishing. It involves relinquishment, but it also involves a great release go to lease ourselves. We gotta step back from ourselves. We gotta fall away from ourselves in the presence of a holy and a righteous God.

Some of us as believers, we struck so much we struck even while we are sitting down one of the hardest things for the human soul, spirit to accomplish is to be less than God do Monzon of us that we release ourselves so to humble ourselves means three things. It means total surrender. I give up. Lord I come to you.

I come to you with nothing in my hands with nothing in my heart with no ability.

I completely surrender to you. It means not only total surrender, but it means total submission.

It's one thing to surrender. But it's another thing to bow down and to submit to what God wants us to do. We gotta stop arguing with God, we gotta stop telling God. We gotta stop holding meetings at which you and I decide what it is that God is going to do for us.

This is hard is not my friends Sidney hard for me in this human body of mine.

What does it mean to humble yourself and means total's arraignment, total submission, but it means total adoption. I'm not only give up. I'm not any lay down to, but I adopt put it like this. He said let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus who humbled himself, he humbled himself of no reputation took upon himself the son of the wound. Lord Jesus posted let that mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. I recognize you, Lord, I relinquish my own life I release everything to you and as I humble myself.

I do it in an attitude of total surrender. I just give up. I didn't attitude of total submission total adoption. I submit to you and not take on the mind of Christ are all scheduled to so infiltrate the heart and infiltrate my life that I would walk like you and look like you and behave like you and think like you because you are God and God. I'm crying out to you.

Please would you hear me from heaven. Would you forgive me for my sin. Would you come and heal our land, God said, I'll do it if you humble yourself so how are you doing how we doing America how we doing church how we doing believers to reach talking to this and I expect unbelievers to strut by do just turn on your television set. Just listen to them listen to them walk listen to them. Take the name of Jesus in vain. You can hardly watch a movie without them using the name of Jesus Christ as a cuss word and I believe that every time you hear a blasphemy you're not being reminded that it's at the name of Jesus that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord God, would you please give me from heaven with you.

Forgive me for my son when you feel led, I'll do it if you humble yourself time for us to stop telling God deciding what it is that God is and what he does is time for us to humble ourselves in his presence. Total's arraignment. Total submission total adoption of the mind of Christ relevant. This is God's final four. Humility is the first one. The second is prayer you humble yourself and pray Dr. Billy Graham.

I miss him so much I think of him a lot just written a wonderful book will be published in the full based on my personal relationship with Dr. Billy Graham.

What a man of prayer. I don't think I ever another two decades have I was with Dr. Billy Graham that he did not call us to a time of prayer. I quote Mr. Brian prayer is for every moment of our lives. He said prayer is where you meet God in genuine conversation. He said Mr. Graham said prayer is every moment of our lives is grandson whom I love so much. Will Graham one timesharing preaching long on James chapter 5, he said prayer brings restoration and brings communion that brings forgiveness and brings yet we all were in the midst of yet another crisis goes so far beyond covert, 19 does not we really serious and thinking that our crisis is a virus that's a certainly a big concerning part of it. People of lost their lives. People are losing their lives real serious about this, but we most serious about psycho God when you hear us from heaven.

Would you forgive Allison when you heal our land and God says I will if you humble yourself. If you try three critical prayer factors number one who we pray to. That's the first critical prayer factors. Who do we pray to you, pray to God, our heavenly father in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.

That's what Jesus taught us Jesus taught us that our father who art in heaven, and we pray that prayer and through his son Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the father.

He is the only one we gain access to our God and our father who is sovereign in all his ways. So the first critical factor in prayer is who we pray to. Yes, I'm going to say that what we here in America. Behind every bush on generic price that avoided many times, even of God. And I totally void of the Lord Jesus Christ and you try without Jesus is not an option now shall have no other gods before me. Thus saith the Lord. This is what God says. First critical factor of prayer is. We pray to the second critical factor is how we pray from that speaks to attitude way back to the first of God's final full humility, prayer and supplication. Supplication is the earnestness with which we come before God in surrender in submission option and we love him because he alone is low. God, we come before you bowing down in the dirt top places before you we coming supplication, begging of you that you would hear from heaven that you would forgive Allison that you would heal our land critical factors in prayer, who we pray to how we pray from number three what we pray for.

I love that part of the Bible says we can always God.

Anything in his name. That's what Jesus said lost anything here it is in my God, trying to trees and whales and nature and generics big man in the sky America. He does not even accommodate it.

You ask anything in my name, he said well we all wear all week three things Lord, would you would you hear us from heaven. Lord, would you forgive us for our sin. Lord to heal our land. I'll do it is my final full do this. Humble yourself, pray number three seeking seek my face seek God's face remembering that God said you cannot look upon his face and live. That'll tell you how holy God is as you come humbly before God as we turn our eyes.

I pray you realize that he is a loving God even in his holiness and is using this broadcasting the message from Dr. Wilson and the Scriptures to say he loves you and he is a plan for your life would you please take these next moments and open your heart to what Dr. Don is going to share with you about this loving God that wants to change your life forever. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today, I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart. In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God.

This is exciting news, did you just give your heart to Jesus.

If you did, welcome to the family.

Welcome home. If you're coming back to Christ as we move through these days together unique days coming out of the virus and anything it's a slow movement. Together, we will rise and I pray to you know that we would love to be part of your encouraging family talk with someone, give us a call. 866-899-WORD will connect with one of us, not just now during the broadcast anytime day or night, 866-899-9673. Especially if you given your life to Christ.

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