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R452 When Actually There is Nothing Else to Say

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November 18, 2020 8:00 am

R452 When Actually There is Nothing Else to Say

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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November 18, 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. The Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton and a message from Exodus chapter 4.

Today's Bible study will be opening God's word and discovering really one of the most usual topics Is ever brought to light its when there's nothing else to say. As you can imagine there's a lot to say about when there's nothing else to say in your name. More importantly, not just from Dr. Wilton from God's word. As we study together. Another way here for you were connecting if you haven't been lately. It's a brand-new website that's TE W a great place to follow Dr. Wilton and all of our social media also sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email now.

Today's message with Dr. Don Wilton subject this morning is going to be one of the most unusual subject. I want to give you the title of my message. Garrett is when actually there is nothing else to say. That's the title of message from God's word to the when actually there is nothing else to say is going to sound a little bit of a contradiction, especially for a preacher when actually there is nothing else to say. I believe that there are people yesterday.

Others worshiping with us by way of television that you come to this point in your life.

Actually, there's nothing else to say. I want to ask you and invite you this morning to open your heart, God's place something very special in my heart this morning the hearts of many, many of our people. Please turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Exodus chapter full.

The book of Exodus chapter full everyone could turn they with me. The book of Exodus, the Old Testament chapter full. I'm going to read to you I remarkable passage about a remarkable person who had a remarkable encounter with God, our heavenly father. Exodus chapter 4, and I'm going to begin at verse one.

Let me remind you that Moses Finds himself right at the point at which God has told him that he needs to go back and he's got a specific purpose in mind. God is said to him I want you to go back and I want you to be my instrument in delivering Israel from the bondage. Now this was no menial toss that God was giving to him. In fact, I'm going to submit to you today.

It was probably rather overwhelming to say the least. When one considers all the things that went into this particular set of instructions that God was giving to Moses and Garyn. Chapter 4 of the book of Exodus we find ourselves at the point at which Moses is about to respond to what God is saying I'm going to show to you how he eventually gets to the point when actually there is nothing else left to say. Moses Johnson, but Lord, what if they do not believe me or listen to me and say the Lord did not appear to you then the Lord said to him, what is that in your hand. Moses.

He replied the Lord since I would down on the ground. Moses threw it on the ground and it became a slight knee ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, reach out your hand and take it by the title so Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and turned back into a star in his hand. This said, the Lord is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you and the Lord said, put your hand inside your cloak. So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out.

It was leprous like snow not put it back in your cloak he said so Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it off, it was restored. Like the rest of his flesh. Then the Lord said if I do not believe you will pay attention to the first miraculous sign.

They may believe the second but if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground. Moses said to the Lord will Lord I I have never been eloquent, neither in the pasta nor since you have spoken to your servant. In fact, I'm slow of speech and of, the Lord said to him, who gave man his mouth who makes him deaf or mute, who gives him sign or makes him blind is it not I the Lord will not go. I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say.

But Moses said, Lord, please send someone else to do it in the Lord's anger burned against Moses and he said what about your brother Aaron the Levite. I know he can speak will he is already on his way to meet you at ease heart will be glad when he sees you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth. I will help both of you to speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you and it will be as if he were your mouth, and as if you were God to him. But take this star in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with by the Lord righties word upon our hearts this morning, when actually there is nothing else left to say. I came back close to Justin typing the message this morning speechless, but I realize I would be in trouble if I did that. You mean speechless.

I know none of you ever believe I've ever been speechless never got to the point in which there is just nothing else you can say it happens all the time. It happens in athletics up there in St. Louis and everything going well. People came to see this man break array portal hit some new home runs and add to what he's already done. People traveled hundreds of miles, but apparently what happened was that he was struck out. I've come to learn that in major league and I even consulted with my good friend Wayne this morning in the major leagues. If you are struck you you you do not have the right debate with the umpire. Now that's a rule and it doesn't matter whether you are about to break the home run record. It doesn't matter whether you are royalty it doesn't matter who is travel to come and see you play ball. The room says that you may not debate or argue with the umpire over that decision. It happens sometimes. You and I become speechless when people are kind to us. People do things for us sometimes you know when someone buys you something Lord does something for you is there for you in a time of needle. Maybe you've suffered a loss in your home and people are being so kind as they rallied around you and you just wish that there was something that you could do there was something that you could say there was something that you could give them an hit in the face of such kindness kind of people basically turn around and say actually, there is really nothing else to say just accept what time I think it happens during wartime venture. Some of the greatest victories known to man have rendered some of the greatest generals speechless. I think we are rendered speechless when we fall in love is watch our young people. One time when they get off required obscured. Yet many are waiting seen the beautiful bride coming down the island at spectacular and being who I am a I want to turn to the groom who looks like he's about to die when we standing outside their just turn to him and say to him when we hear and she's coming down the island I want to say something nice and kind and uplifting and is written all over his face. Foster, required is actually nothing else to say.

I want you to consider Moses with me for a moment. Three things about Moses.

First of all, Moses had a background he had a most distinct background when we understand Moses and we get back into the details of who he was, we discover that Moses went all the way from royalty to a man who was on the run we going to discover about Moses that he went from the bulrushes right into the heartbeat of Pharaoh's court and then found himself drifting perhaps somewhat aimlessly across the Sinai Peninsula starving to death and perhaps reminiscing about the plentiful plates from which he failed in Pharaoh's court. I think if we understand these background we going to know that he came from a little Jewish family that his heritage was rich. I think we going to understand that Moses carried with him bagging such of which all of us at some point in time can identify every one of us today can identify with the baggage of our background that we not there is some can talk about this and some who can talk about that Moses perhaps could have written a novel, just on his background. It's important to understand when looking at a man in the context of his life, but there is another thing that I want you to notice that Moses not only had a background but he faced current and future circumstances and I revolved around some very salient and important issues. Number one, they revolved around Israel.

He was an Israelite. He was a Jew and his current issue in these future circumstances all have to deal with a major issue. Israel was in bondage. God was speaking God seemingly was saying to him, Moses. I want you to be the man you are my disciple and I am going to commission you to do impossible, but there was another circumstance that he was contemplating in dealing with.

It wasn't just Israel. It was Egypt.

You didn't have to go to Moses and try and persuade him about the content of Pharaoh's court.

You didn't have to go to Moses and cited Moses. I want you to calculate every move because you know that Pharaoh is the most powerful man in the universe. May I submit to you today that in all likelihood it was Moses was one of the very few people who perhaps all Pharaoh drifting around these courts in his bath robe. Moses perhaps knew exactly what it was that Pharaoh liked and disliked Moses had a definitive understanding of the power of Pharaoh so powerful that he could order the day of any person he so choose chose to do without any fear of recrimination, it was Moses have to try and deal not only with Israel but with Egypt but he had to go further than that. He had to deal with God. All what a roadblock. I think we find this accentuated from Genesis chapter 1 in verse one right through the last verse of Revelation where we will complete our study to my God he is the same for the universe and God spoke, I don't think for one moment, do you that you have to sit down and preach a sermon to Moses. I believe with all my heart. Moses understood God's love and the depth of God's grace and the extent of God's glory.

I believe if ever there was a man upon the face of the earth to come to grips with all the future and current circumstances related to God was and is Moses had a handle on that Moses at this juncture seems to me was an ultimate disciple you understood what it meant to be in small groups.

You understood the value of accountability. He understood the importance of spiritual growth. Moses was bringing these background to bear upon this particular moment in time couple together with the circumstances both cost present and future. He not only have to look off to the things relating to Israel and Egypt and God just to mess up everything, but Moses had to deal with so that amazing. So I ask you to consider Moses. Yes, he had a background in he had current and future circumstances.

But I think, thirdly, Moses had a response in these response lay in five areas. First of all he's own personal significance. Moses grappled with this we read about it in chapter 3 and verse 11. You can see if they with me but Moses said to God, whom I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt is remarkable that Moses would have grappled with these and sing this far as Moses was concerned, you had to put a little prefix on there because he never saw any significance. He was insignificant. Moses struggled to believe that God would've chosen him.

That was his first response and second response have to do with the sovereignty of God wasn't just a significance it was related to God he couldn't move God out of the way because everything that happened to Moses found its direct route and its ultimate consequence in the heart of God, who loved him and who created him and who gave him everything that he had welling chapter 3 in verse 13 Moses said to God, suppose October the Israelites and say to them, the God of your fathers has sent me to you lay off quantities and I am what I migrated to Moses was grappling with the sovereignty of God, and it's your job at this juncture that God comes tumbling back down the mountain and he says they listen, you don't need any definitive definition.

You don't have to have a special word. You don't need to be a student you don't even have to be learned. All I'm going to say to you is that I am I am going to actually there's nothing else to say about me. There was 1/3 response in that have to do with skepticism. Did you notice he moved from his own significance to the sovereignty of God through his personal skepticism.

You can read about it in chapter 4 verses one through nine.

Skepticism what is a skeptic, a skeptic is someone who might maintains a daunting aptitude to skip someone who says listen I know that I have this and I know that I'm doing this and I know that I've been invited to go here but it can't be done. Skeptic was Moses. God came to him and said to him I want you to go to Israel and I want you to go to Egypt and I want you to go to Pharaoh and I'm going to give you everything that you possibly need to have a skeptic's the one who says I know God. I know that you love me.

I know that you gave me the life that I live. I know that you bear me up every day. I know that you give me, but God even though your God.

Well, suffice to say, it seems to me that at this juncture, having been satisfied.

In terms of the things that he was grappling with the move from his own significance to the sovereignty of God rezone skepticism and decided well I better get on the mosque here in verses 10 through 12.

I don't think he's just talking about a speech that's the manifestation I think what he's talking about his personal giftedness. Moses resulted through his apparent weakness.

He said Lord you wants me to do something and I'm not equipped and God came tumbling back down the mountain and said to him, Moses you don't seem to understand something. It's not your ability that I'm interested in at your availability don't mind if you can talk and you can't talk about this doctoral use, or you can single you can't single you can rattle you conrod all I want is I want you when actually there is nothing else to say.

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Then he moved into the final area of his dye llama.

You move from his own significance to the sovereignty of God, rezone skepticism, trees, manner of speech, and finally culminated with trying to beg God for substitute. He said Lord listen I know that you commission me but let someone else do Lord I know that you satisfied every point of controversy yet, but could we turn it over to my neighbor Lord listen you got understand here that I mean I don't know what it was that was in Moses heart, but he desperately wanted to substitute.

He said I'll let somebody else do you consider Moses with me for a moment when actually there's nothing left to say but then perhaps beloved friends. Could we consider ourselves for just about our own significance.

Could we just simply for a moment this morning, consider the sovereignty of God could rescue could God on SKU today to consider your own elements or labels of skepticism.something that is so real to all of our hearts when we recoil into the pity about human in adequacy when we discover that actually even though we want to do something we're afraid because of our ability, and when we come to a fresh understanding of God's demonic for our availability.

Perhaps what it is relates to God giftedness. Perhaps somebody today might feel that you are useless. Perhaps the day has come in America today that as believers we need to understand we need to take a fresh look at God's word and understand that people have intrinsic value as far as God is concerned, we need to have a fresh understanding. Beloved frames that as far as God is concerned, there are no nobodies in this world every body is a somebody.

God is not determined by how large or how small you all over manner of speech is already a good epistle when you make the varsity team when you don't make the varsity team when you can play the trumpet when you cannot play the trumpet when you're a straight a student already and not a straight a student. Whether you own your own business or when you work for somebody else. When you have the capacity to sing when you don't sing God is not interested. God says I want you and actually there's nothing else to say. I want you to consider ourselves for a moment think about background every one of us has a background we all have baggage.

I should imagine today that everyone could stand up and talk about her pain.

Is there anyone here this morning and has pain from the background. Is there anyone here today was carrying stuff from the pasta with you. Is there anyone here today who once walked in the royal courts and today you're wandering aimlessly around the sands of the Sinai Peninsula. I wonder if it's true to say that in our backgrounds.

There are some who have inherited great will, and who have nothing to do with it and don't know what to do with it. There are others who would give anything to be able to have a plate of food on the table. Could we consider ourselves we consider perhaps our current and future circumstances. Perhaps our marriages that haven't gone to well I haven't fed to sturdy day creaking at the loom by beginning to sink. Perhaps there is a whole background involved in their perhaps it was bankruptcy. Perhaps it was a play, such of which we cannot even begin to imagine from the family to finances to work to play would you consider Moses with me.

Would you consider yourself would you consider with me church today you consider the blessings of God, would you consider the marvelous heritage upon which we stand. You consider with me where we are going would you consider with me the miracle of change lives. Would you consider with me the fact that God is moving from youngest to oldest and we come together without backgrounds and without personalities, without personal convictions and our personal preferences and we come together with absolute truth. And we say will walk you want me what you want us to do and God says throw it down from throw it down final family down down starting the circumstances down church down ministries down slow everything down every that is in your heart down slow it down and I will turn to you.

You will pick up all really be here a guarantee like that it's not Dr. Wilson guarantee it's God's guarantee as we lay down as we throw down. That hurt in her life. Then and only then can we pick up the joy that we need to replace it.

Again, the joy may not be happiness, but it is a peace that comes in knowing you're right where God we love to pray with you, for you phone numbers 866899. Would love to pray about anything 866-899-WORD 9673 will connect with when I was happy to talk with us in praying connect with great resources. It also might be the place you need to call and talk about what Dr. Johnston same next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right. Dear God, I know that I miss and I know that Jesus died for me, the cross day. I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting you.

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