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R1587 Fear for Life

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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September 28, 2020 8:00 am

R1587 Fear for Life

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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September 28, 2020 8:00 am

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 breaching of Dr. Don Wilton and a message on fear.

Sometimes it seems your minds is it holds us back. But there is a certain respectful fear of fear of God that will actually empower us and give us strength to move through our day just a few moments. Dr. Don Wilton will take us to Psalm 115 with this unite message on fear for life as we open God's word together.

Another were here for you opening the phone lines at 866899. Would love to pray with you and for you would also love to meet you online at tewonline.org, G the place you can sign up for the daily Encouraging Word devotional from Dr. Don as well online@tewonline.org would love to connect with you and Alex open our hearts and God's word together to Psalm 115 Dr. Don Wilton always open your Bible, 150 Psalm 150 I want to speak to you for just a moment about the one thing that no graduate can possibly afford to be without my subject is entitled.

Fear for life, fear for life. I'm getting read to you in Psalm 115 and just a few verses beginning in verse 12 is what God sees. The Lord remembers us and he will bless us. He will bless the house of Israel. He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the Lord, both small and great alike. May the Lord make you increase both you and your children and may you be blessed by the Lord, the Micah of the heavens and the earth, so Garrett is are you ready for this. What can we say to people in today's world about the blessings of God, I may decide to our graduates today because we are so proud of you and that's been very evident even today, as we celebrated together. There are many things that you are going to be given advice about you going to be told to get a good education. Check that all absolutely you going to be told to walk property to talk property you going to be told to live right you going to be told to be careful what you put into your body. You going to be told so many different things, all of which are incredible.

Those who understand finances again to tell you to take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of them so they going to say to you, from the earliest I save money even if it's one dollar a month, your mother's again to tell you don't lie in the sun too long.

While you young because the time is going to come that you going to be sorry that you did one or two of you that smokes cigarettes by going to tell you don't do it because you run the real possibility that in the coming years.

You might suddenly find yourself with the consequence of smoking they going to tell you don't drink that's almost like a joke today is but some people are going to say to you, as they go through recovery programs and divorces those who are sitting in prisons because of DUIs and all kinds of problems created by alcohol again to say to you, don't but what God is going to say to you is so dramatic that it's hard to put into words because the reality of life today tells us that we are going to be confronted with every kind of circumstance. One can imagine. I pray that we will never ever face another killing like we just seen in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I pray that they will never be another riot in America. I pray that we will never again face of virus I prayed that none of us will ever hurt.

I pray that no one will ever lose a child in childbirth again. I pray that there will never be another marriage that will ever experience difficulty. I pray that nobody here will ever again be label from the job.

But we know that that's not true, and God tells us he needs word that the key to all of this is that we fear the Lord. This is a condition when God told us he needs word that if we want to hearing from heaven and we want God to forgive us for Allison and we want God to heal our land. He told us what the condition is humble yourself. Seek my price pray and turn from your wicked way, and if we do that God will do this, God tells us if we won the hand of God's blessing upon our lives. The one requirement is that we fear God. Oswald Chambers made the statement not put them on my twitter account yesterday.

It just grabbed my heart. This is what he said and I quote the remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else where is if you fear not on you for everything else. I mean just run that by getting Oswald Chambers said this. The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else where is if you do not fear God you fear everything else somebody else put it like this, and I love this quote if you want to remember one we fear me and so much because we fear God so little we fear mankind we fear our lives.

We fear our circumstances, we fear. We fear the breakup. The breakdown we fear the violent we fear the unknown. We fear everything that humanity will give us, and we fear it so much because we fear God so little you know those Sadducees and Pharisees kind of the Lord Jesus Christ and boy they try to pigeonhole Jesus nighttime team with all the legalism with all their religiosity that came today with all that culture that came to Jesus with all their education that came to Jesus with all the spaceships their rocket ships and all-day brilliance at night tried to confront him. And Jesus looked in the heart of the Sadducees and the Pharisees and he said in Matthew chapter 15 inverter site you all probably listening to Dr. Don here on the current challenge yet.

Her heart situations and circumstances. Perhaps wind 66899 word that's 866-899-9673, and we love to connect with you.

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We have our online web store tewonline.org like having a Christian bookstore at your fingertips 24 hours a day, you will find serving outreach cards take care of the shipping word of hope. Today The Encouraging Word is a viewer or listener supported listening today and now back to the message fear for my Dr. Don Wilton. What is it mean to fear God. What does that mean it really means whole thing just going to give them to you very quickly means someone to reverence that word reverence they means that you respect you admire you all. God, the God and father of the Lord Jesus Christ. When you are him you are going to place yourself in a position to do anything for him to fear God carries with it the idea reverence it mean second that you will worship him. It means that everything that you do in your life.

God damn fool worshiping with all my heart and my soul and my mind, but it also means if I fear God, I'm going to pay going I'm going to do what God tells me to do. It also means I'm going to submit to him.

This is what God said. I didn't say this God said if you want me to bless you fear me. That means reverence me. That means worship me.

That means buying me that means submit to me. So guess the bottom line. What is the Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord produces in us what you get for this. What's cannot be very personal Lord, when I fear you when I reverence you when I worship you when I obey you when I submit to you what is it that you do in turn for me. You know that as I did my study on this particular aspect of God's blessing.

There are over 500 references to fearing the Lord in the Scriptures.

Can you imagine that I don't want to give anybody the fear of the Lord yeah but I thought to myself, you know I need to preach this morning on all 500 of these blessings that God will give to us. So let me give you three of them just what this produces number one the fear of the Lord produces wisdom graduates look at me spiritual wisdom is the capacity to use knowledge God's way. You cannot do without that so cannot be a little bit negative here just for 10. Is it possible is a graduate sitting here right here today you going to go on you going to get PhD off the PhD you going to become world renowned. Who knows you might get the next know about prize for mathematics or geophysics God's word tells us if you want to be blessed of the Lord you will never receive his blessings.

Unless you understand the product of that blessing and that when you fear God when you reverence him and you worship him and you obey him and you submit to him. God in his great Majesty is going to give to you wisdom. Proverbs 1 verse seven says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom you can have a lot of degrees I love talking about degrees all of talking about studies because I've been there like so many of us. My favorite siding is you can have so many degrees behind your name that you begin to look like a thermometer.

Some of you young people are so brilliant you so intelligent you so capable, God's not going to bless you, unless you fear him, and I'm going to tell you my friend you cannot live without the wisdom of God and the wisdom of God is the capacity to use knowledge.

That's what happened to Solomon, the wisdom of God is the spiritual gifts that God gives to you Tektronix late lives. Data in a spiritual manner, God will give to you and you know inside he will take your intelligence and your understanding and he will translate it into a spiritual dynamic and that realm he will bless you beyond anything you can possibly imagine. What is it produced. It produces wisdom, but it also provides us with nourishment, fearing the Lord provides us with nourishment. Proverbs 1427 tells us the fear of the Lord is the fountain of life. By the way, that was a beautiful Hebraic expression, the fear of the Lord is the fountain of life carries with it the idea of the nourishment of life. That's what the fountain is a fountain is a spring of fresh water that just keeps coming up from within the heart and soul of God's earth and replenishes you and refreshes you and strengthens you by the might and power of the spirit of the living God says that's the means by which you are not will become blessed in him you not going to make without the nourishment that only God can give to you from the fountain of life and the means by which you gain that is to fear the Lord, but there's 1/3. There's 1/3 born chair concerning the fear of the Lord is not any gives us wisdom and provides us with essential spiritual nourishment, but it leads us to life.

Probably my favorite reference to the fear of the Lord is Proverbs 19 in verse 23 the fear of the Lord leads to life, why does it lead to life because only the Lord Jesus Christ is the one who loves you enough to give your life is the only one who went to the cross for you is the only one who can forgive you, he's the only one who can change your whole perspective.

He's the only one who can give you essential meaning you know it's what Christ is done in me that makes the difference. Even in the tumult and the turmoil of the life that we lead and live in the world in which we find out so you and I cannot cope in a world like this without Jesus, a world without Christ is a world without life, real life. Jesus said outcome that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly. So because the question how do you fear the Lord for life. I meant to leave you with four things today avail. This is what you and I have to do number one determine who you belong to determine who you belong to. If I had my way today I would say if inciting safe could we just get all the graduates appear, and one by one come through and let me be very cheeky and look at every graduate in and say who do you belong to you belong to God, or do you belong to this world you settle that issue.

I wonder if there's anyone here today are within the sound of my voice and the thousands who are worshiping with us by television and live streaming and Facebook and YouTube all around the world. I wonder if there's anyone would we be given the opportunity that would regularly come up and say posture all stand and say this.

Nobody else does. I wish when I graduated that I had settled the issue of who I belong to you know how many people young people I meet. I'm just one person who look at me and say you know what I'm now 50 years of age. I wish I could get those 30 years back again.

I wish I hadn't done this.

I wish I hadn't gone there. I wish I hadn't drank this smoke that I wish I hadn't missed around.

I wish I hadn't been unfaithful. I wish I hadn't sold my soul.

I wish I hadn't been such a party animal.

I wish I hadn't thought life was just one big never ending joke. I wish I hadn't been so disobedient to my parents and the people that I love and trust. I wish I'd saved. Yes, more often than I wish I'd said no more often. You might say to me today will pasta. How can I fear the Lord for life. It starts right there at the beginning you go to sickly issue for you belong to give your life to Jesus you know guys cannot be honest with you I went to boarding school in Africa. I remember making a decision for Christ when I was just eight or nine years of age. I don't know what got into me.

I never walk life or anything but gradually, over the years, and especially in my teen years demanded I let it rip. I read stories like everybody. I was never overtly a bad person.

Certainly committed no crimes. Okay well I spent one night in the brig when I was in the Army on just getting that out of my system, but that paratrooper deserved what he got coming from me and no decent person who's in the Army deals with paratroopers who think they more than my old to be so there it is often face the but by the way he was there to. We will let you know. It was only off draw made a beautiful young lady who loved Jesus and shortly off draw married her that I came to my senses and realize that unless I feared God, I would never receive his blessings. Determine who you belong to, then choose whom you will serve choose whom you will serve. Watch me guys, I'm going to make the most outrageous statement ever you can belong to Jesus, but not serving. You can become a Sunday morning Christian I'll guarantee you there's at least one person here today who can identify with what I'm talking about it's not about whether or not you know the Lord is whether or not you serving number three. Submit to whom you will follow. You know if you said yes to Jesus and you've chosen to serve him.

The third thing that follows as you go to submit to him and the final thing celebrate who you are cannot tell you something I want you to know that I'm a Christian man. You got a problem with that. I want you know that I'm a Christian man I got a ton of friends sitting out here. Some of you going to say will pasta you setting yourself up as something fantastic. I can get down with the best of them.

I love doing little I love vacations and fishing and good surf and traveling overseas love going to bowl games, yelling my head off getting along side with the base going totally crazy at the base times there's one thing I want you to know I'm not laying down.

Not for you not for you, not for the president of the United States. Not for the prime minister.

Not for the Queen of England not for Spartanburg not for city official not to get a scholarship not to be invited to the party not to be in the popular group.

I am not going to lay down my fear of the Lord. I am going to continue to revere him to worship him to submit to him to follow him because he's my Savior and my Lord, and as soon as you bring to me something that violates my relationship with Jesus Christ only by God's grace I am not going to do that you understand me.

I'm not going to do.

I'm not going to do if it means you going to turn around local tell me I'm the worst thing since peanut butter if it means you're not going to invite me over to your house. You not going to invite me to the local dogs you not going to have me in that sorority or that fraternity, I'm not going to be in the inside club or the outside club or you tell me I'm not welcome you got across the street. Read my lips. Too bad I'm a Christian man I belong to Jesus Christ and what Jesus Christ tells me is to serve him with Omaha and with all my soul and with all my mind. Please young people I know were celebrating on graduates but it's not just about you it's about all of us cannot just say to you today.

Feel the Lord man. Fear God, you bow your heads with me today is Dr. Don begins to printer sanctuary know that we love to pray specifically and personally with you our phone numbers 866899 word that's 866899673 and is Dr. Donna's been teaching the word today. Perhaps the Lord has stirred and you some questions that need answers. We hear 86689673 would love to pray with you and pray for you that powerful phrase of understanding that if we just fear God, we need fear nothing else. There is strength in that truth and I pray that you would understand that God loves you and is using this broadcast to let you know how much he loves you before we get away with to take a moment and hear these. Perhaps the most important words for a pastor Dr. Don Wilton their next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanting to pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, I know that you love me very, very much and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came and died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sin.

Today, I repent of my sin. I can face my sin to you, and I invite you to come into my heart and into my life by faith in Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first one to welcome you to the family of God. This is wonderful. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying for you and how very important this is for me. Call us so that we can talk to you and connect you in the right place so you can begin this wonderful journey. If you've just given your heart to Christ, perhaps praying with Dr. Don or maybe throughout the entire day. This broadcast is drawn you to a commitment to rededicate your life to Jesus Christ.

Welcome home and welcome to the family of God. We have wonderful resources.

The Dr. Don Wilton is prepared for you that would help you take the next steps in the becoming more of a devoted follower of Jesus Christ of helping you plug into a local church. We have church partnerships literally around the globe with hopefully somebody it's probably within a ZIP Code or two of where you are right now it would love to welcome you to their church.

Maybe you already know the church you need to plug into its church. Maybe you been watching and connecting with during this coronavirus separation and now you realize it's time to get more connected personally with that church, not just as an observation observer, a spectator, but a participant. God calls us to dissuade in the work of God to get together. We are not called to a solo ministry, but instead to the body of Christ. We want to be a part of that community would love to pray with you right now it 866-899-WORD 86689996734 if you like to will connect online keyboard keyboard at tewonline.org G that's tewonline.org.org


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