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R1597 The Only Way

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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October 8, 2020 8:00 am

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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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October 8, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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In some situations there are multiple paths to get to the same end today. Dr. Wilton talks about the only way just moment you get a fresh perspective on the interaction between Jesus and Nicodemus is today's message way comes in just a few moments, Dr. Don.

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Sign up online right now TEW online.org daily Encouraging Word email ballots open our hearts and God's word together with Dr. Don Wilton. I should imagine that most believers if not many pseudo-believers and most people who think that all believers would immediately know about John chapter 3 John chapter 3 has the most wonderful verse in for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. I guess it shows the part whosoever believe it in him shall not die, but will receive eternal life.

There is mass confusion in America about what it means to be a slave person what it means to be a Christian is never been such mass confusion as they is to the everybody's got an opinion. Everyone what is a Christian who, how do you become a Christian. What qualifies me as a believer is a Christian man is the church that I go to is the prayer that I pray that the money that I give to put people is the fact that I'm a good man. Is it because of my birth rumble. Perhaps it's because I'm a preacher I'm a man of the cloth.

Maybe it's because I've only ever been married to one woman. I've never been divorced, or maybe it's just because God loves everybody anyway course, he loves everybody because he loves everybody.

There's no way that he could ever exclude anybody mass confusion this Sunday and next Sunday. God is put in my heart to messages that I'm praying, only God by his Holy Spirit is going to cause you to pay attention to, and it matters not if you're a member of my church. You can recite the Lord's prayer of your good person and a wonderful family, good citizen, with you faulting all the walls and you want about true heroes. There's a movement sweeping across our church.

It's called something SO AP began with one of our younger fathers help foster is going into the ranks of our main led by Dr. Eric Kirkendall, our young people all involved.children are involved in. I encourage you to get involved literally what it means is that you going to take a passage of Scripture and you going to read the Bible. What does the Bible say so Scripture and you will observe what it says what the Bible says not what bonds is what the Pope says not what your church says.

The Bible says does God say young apply that in your own life and then you are going to pray about is you want to do business with.

Something happened. Yeah, in the New Testament.

A man came to see Jesus and an extra 3 Event Took Pl., but this was no reman. His name was Nicodemus. I'm going to just read to you a few verse slamming John chapter 3 and verse one now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus he was a member of the Jewish ruling council came to Jesus at night and he said in Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who's come from God, for no one could perform the miraculous signs that you are doing God would knock with him in reply Jesus declared Nicodemus I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.

How can a man be born when he is old Nicodemus off. Shirley, he cannot enter the second time into his mother's womb to be born Jesus on his and said truly I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and of the spirit/gives birth to flesh, but the spirit gives birth to spirit should not be surprised at my saying you must be born again.

The wind blows wherever it pleases you here at sound. You cannot tell where it comes from where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the spirit. This issue of salvation was a great protection for this very religiously qualified man. Nobody disputes that he was a member of the Jewish ruling council if he lived in America today, you align all honesty would have no doubt saying this is got to be a fine Christian gentleman. He had all the traffic he went to church studied the law and the prophets you observe the commandments in all likelihood he gave his money to the poor.

He did everything he could check off most every box and yet he came to Jesus, this man be interested to know that if you looking at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem today with the dome of the rocket golden though many would look from there down onto the garden of Gethsemane when Jesus was to go and he was to pray and to say father remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but finally done. That was the place where Judas betrayed Jesus. Remember, then they arrested him and they laid them away to be crucified right at the base of that garden. There is a series of huge claims.

Some of them are so deep I mean they go down.

You can hardly see the bottom. I've personally in people being with me. Many times gone down into these caves and it was in one of these claims that this took place because that's way Jesus went so often to go and spend the night and it was private. He was protected.

There were no crowds to harassing and Nicodemus who was one of the leading people who had access read permission he could do most things that he wanted. He came to Jesus came at nighttime.

He came at nighttime, because the question that he was about to squirt a big would've created a big problem if those around him and heard him say that they would've said, what are you questioning all of us.

Nobody likes to be questioned about the church attendance. Nobody likes somebody to question their faith. Nobody likes to be confronted about their relationship with God. So, what must we do go to go to the word of God because this affects us.

Jesus knew that our salvation affects us. Your relationship with Jesus will affect you and it will affect you in three ways.

It will affect you. My relationship with Jesus affects who I because when Jesus came into my lap when Osborne again of the spirit of God. I became a changed man. The old had bossed away all. I still struggle we still deal with all the issues done three but I'm a changed man. You're a changed person. It will affect you in your soul, spirit that ugliness will leave you. You become a kind person.

A giving person. The compassionate person someone understands what real love is you have to be far less inclined to get back to assassinate to use to behave badly to throw caution to the wind to be far less inclined to do that. That's not something because your changed person, yet different.

Because the spirit of God lives in you. You cannot be high the way you be high and claim to be a Christian. At the same time, it doesn't work that way. According the word of God.

Jesus knew how important this was. I'm not trying to put words into his mouth, but inosine's teases the site, Nicodemus I understand you all, but you must be born again. You want to be born of the spirit.

It's not good enough that you were born just the water that you were born of your mother. It's not good enough that you're alive because you were born in sin because of the sin of Adam. You were conceived in sin, you must be born again because the factors that affect you can affect the way you live can affect the way you live. My relationship with Jesus Christ affects the way I live everything the way I live out people lost me today repeatedly will not devote full in the election. I don't bring politics into the pulpit but I'm going to tell you I'm in a tell you unequivocably, who are both full in November is governed by him and the way I live because I be born again on the spirit of the living God. I want to know what God said. That sounded about. I know I'm not voting for America's preacher. Are you kidding me, show me one president who has been, but it affects the way I live. It affects me because I believe I will even laugh. It bothers me that we -16 million baby that bothers me. Why does it bother me because Christ lives in me. That's why bothers me, and it affects the way I live, not any effect to you on the way you live, but it affects where you going, it affects where I'm going because I been born again of the spirit. I know that I'm going to heaven to be with the Lord Jesus.

I don't know when that will be you don't know when that will be but it could be today.

Jesus is coming back. People care are suggesting there's never been a greater time for the imminent return of Jesus in the fall.

I'm going to be doing a series here. It's going to be dealing with the subject's are you ready what Jesus was saying to Nicodemus.

It doesn't matter that you're a member of the ruling council. You must be born again because nobody has not been born again of the spirit of the living God can enter the kingdom of God. Mass confusion. So what exactly did Jesus say to Nicodemus. This is what Jesus said I just summarize it for you.

This one Jesus said, I put it into five very easy things to remember this is what Jesus said in the back with the only way today's message from Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment Insist I remind you talk when you pray with you.

We can do that on the phone at 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 or online@tewonline.org that's TE EW online.org also the place to find wonderful resources like this. We are living in a rapidly changing world. This new normal.

Today we as believers hold firm out to Crestline by resting in the safeguard of our faith. When you have a history of God's faithfulness in your heart and spirit boldly and unflinchingly travel proving himself to with your gift or support to The Encouraging Word you will receive Dr. Wilton building that guides our alertness with you to stand firm on the foundation of Christ, 866899 cards in our life born DVD Encouraging Word viewer. Thank you for listening today. Hope you consider getting that wonderful safeguard resource but no, they were here for you with 866-899-WORD and TW online.org. Now back to the only way with Dr. Don. So what exactly did Jesus I just summarize it for you. This one Jesus, I put it into five very easy things to remember this is what Jesus said to Nicodemus number one.

He said the Holy Spirit Nicodemus will reach out to you, Holy Spirit is out happens the Holy Spirit will reach out to you. This is the work of God. God is the initiate tool by the Holy Spirit to reach out to you going to describe how that happens but to the Holy Spirit will actually touch and Jesus uses the illustration of the wind. Every now and again as I stand up. You feel just a little dropped just a little breeze.

You feel the same way Jesus wanted Nicodemus to understand this. He wanted Nicodemus to know that when the Holy Spirit reaches out to you. He will touch you feeling number three, the Holy Spirit will convict you when you feel that touch that wind by the way, don't try to spend your life trying to figure out where it comes from God's told us it comes from him like today, in all likelihood, we had a massive tremor and I was sitting in my office when it happened. I don't know where it came from.

Seismologists can explain things a lot better than I can, but I felt the effects of it.

Someone perhaps could tell me all now listen, that was a figment of your imagination. I want you to know I felt someone's going to write me a letter to Diane site preacher I've never heard such a wild imagination. Nothing happened. I'm just going to tell you I felt the building shook. I don't know where it came from, how it got there.

Wide picked on me sitting in my office at First Baptist Church in downtown Spartanburg but I'm going to tell you I felt have you felt the Holy Spirit sitting in front of your television set. You just filter been touched by the wind. He's convicting when the Holy Spirit convicts you convict you of your sin, you immediately see God for who he is and the soon as you see God for who he is. You see yourself as who you all a sinner in need of a Savior, full Jesus was telling him Nicodemus, the Holy Spirit will into you. You're not any reach out to you in touch you and convict you, but he'll enter you you coming to you. I can't explain that how do I explain you ever tried to explain. No need to explain you.

Just note the Holy Spirit will come into you get inside your you want to start you on the outside, you get a hard life to Christ he comes into he inhabits you he takes up residence in your and then number five as a result of that he will save.

That's what Jesus was telling Nicodemus said when the Holy Spirit enters you your born-again you save you now qualify to enter the kingdom of heaven. Later on in that in that great passage he he says he coming over and over and over again.

Everyone verse 15 who believes in him everyone who believes in him has eternal life writing later in one John chapter 5, you got the son of God in your heart like you have lots that's the means. That's what qualifies. It's not the plan you pray that the message you preach not the goodness you exude. It's not the money that you do. Jesus said Nicodemus you must be born again and yells out happens.

This is what Jesus said, not what the church said not what the bishop said the priest said Say, Billy Grimes said is what Jesus said Jesus told her to a man like this I wish she'd told somebody fall this country. I wish Jesus had had chosen somebody was just a rainy day, a crooked scoundrel. I wish you'd spoken to somebody good cheated on his wife received spoken to somebody you said no. Why do I give my money to that church received spoken to somebody not just me but why, why pick on me all. Why pick on America. Why pick on God, what are you saying to the church in America, your salvation, my friend. What affected you. All it will affect the way you live, and it will affect the way you are going. So this is what Jesus said to John my submit to you this is what we must, for things number one anticipate anticipate the wind look forward pray God right now that that wins going to blow on you another subject altogether. But the Bible says that we can send away a day of rice. I actually believe God's word sees the Bible tells us that there comes a time in a person's life where God says that's it that you anticipate pray, seek cried out also send the wind of these Holy Spirit number two for you.

Feel the wind loads acknowledge the touch of the Holy Spirit say yes no I don't know about you, I don't understand I'm mad I'm upset but I know that your touching me stop the five stop resisting laydown. The argument stop trying to confront God with all your goodness. Stop trying to convince God that he's got accepter because he loves everybody acknowledge number three respond as your key is not Bible says: me and has how you respond. You respond to that. When the spirit because he's convicting you to repent of your sin, you confess that sin to Jesus. That's how you respond. Lord I know that I'm a sinner not respond to you and I receive you into my heart the most beautiful thing in all God wanted Nicodemus to do just lay it all down his back. Wolfman Summit you're trying to argue your way into heaven. God doesn't accept that. Just lay it down. Stop debating with God, stop trying to figure them out with all your brilliant theology.

Stop chasing off the theologians all across America and sitting themselves, setting them up as gods in your life.

Listen to what Jesus said what must we do anticipate look for, pray, cried out to the Lord for you. Feel the spirit respond in his the final one. When you respond to him. Depend on me. God does. If you right now saying, but I just thought I I just don't come going to do just that's another argument. Just lay that down. I promise you is when the spirit of God enters you, he doesn't for you is using you writers he that's in me and the one that's in the world that's with the spirit of God does not fantastic. That's a Christian man that's a Christian woman spirit of God, you bow your heads with me today.

Every head bowed, you'd like to give your life to Christ.

I knew you would. This is it. The wind is blowing you pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, I feel the wind, and I know it's you I lay all my arguments down and I repent of my sin face to you not put my faith and trust in you today.

As I pray that pray the Holy Spirit is actually moving from touching you outside coming inside right now.

That's what Sam, Eunice, I will foster can you explain that I can't explain it, know it know none you might be Nicodemus.

Maybe Mrs. Nicodemus, you may be a ring again a robber and the thief, today felt the wind of going and what's happening to you as you're going to be affected. From now on you all the way you live and where you go. It's not as Christ is done you been listening to Dr. Don Wilton in my mind. My highlighter has gone bananas over many things. He said that the last four words are the most important Christ has done it. Whatever you think you need to do in order to come to Jesus as Savior and Lord. He has done it. You just need to accept it as a simple illustration. My grandmother used years and years ago about the idea of having a present wrapped up and beautifully sitting on the kitchen table and if you never receive it open and and and make it your own worthless notes could be of million dollars or titanium or whatever is the most valuable thing that could be wrapped up on your kitchen table. The most valuable thing is the gift of eternal life. We every week. Dr. Donner mind is of this and I pray that you don't miss it today because just because you're listening to the Christian podcast or Christian radio station doesn't mean that you belong to Jesus was a member of a church for a long time before I belong to Jesus and it started with saying yes I love to lead you to prayer the up you say that yesterday Lord she's I believe in you. I know you died on the cross for my sin. And as best I know how I turn my back on the past had turned to Yuji's safety in your precious name I pray, amen. Would love to speak with you our phone numbers 866899 word once you give us a call 866-899-9673 or online@tewonline.org.org


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