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December 17, 2020 8:00 am
We all could use some encouragement.
Let's find it together today in the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton just a few moments I cannot edit the Hebrews chapter 6 to begin our study today. But right now there is such an amazing rush on our website grateful to hear from you. It's all about this wonderful 52 week letter devotional called the spirit of God within you is also wonderful music goes with it. If you're not aware of it. Go to website and get the details of our websites. TW online.org that CDW like tea for the E encouraging W RTW online.org you'll find not only that resources many opportunities include connect for prayer and more TW online.org.
Now today's message once saved always saved Dr. Don Wilton let me tell you that I'm going to be sharing with you something today from the word of God that will set you free. It's not something that I can say to you, in fact, the things of which we speak from God's word this morning all going to come from the word of God. I wish that I could say these things to you, but I'm going to guarantee you that if you open your heart and you listen you allow God by his Spirit to minister to you that you would be set free because of what God would say to your heart today asked subject is one of the most remarkable subjects carries.
I don't know why carries some of the greatest questions that have ever been off subject today is one society always say that my friends before we get into the word of God. I want to say this.
I know that there all those who worship with us today.
Perhaps many who have a real struggle with your own salvation that the Bible says work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, but you really have struggled with the matter of whether or not you all indeed saved.
I want to make a confession.
I too have struggled with the reason why we struggle with that is because we are sinners. Satan rears its ugly head and creates an even balance it upsets the balance that God gives to us through his word sin puts us out of joint gets us off-line takes our eyes off Santa causes us to look away from the cross. All of us are sinners. We know that sin in the life of the believer will rob that person of the joy of their salvation, but saving the life of an unbeliever will rob that person of their salvation. Now the Bible speaks I believe very clearly to the subject, they are all people here today who would say to me, pasta, you know. I remember when I made a decision for Jesus Christ. Now that might've been at vacation Bible school might've been on that youth choir trip or on a mission trip at a crusade by being in a revival service by being at home on your way to school. Maybe it was in Vietnam while you are on the frontline, but you remember making a decision, but since the time that you made that decision. I'm looking back in hindsight, you ask this question based upon the sin that I have committed in my life since I gave my life to Jesus because it possible for me to still be a cypress.
Now that's a good question.
That's a very good question going to give you an illustration and then we gotta go to the word of God. I am my father's son. You could have all kinds of paternity tests, DNA, you could go and do all kinds of inquiries, I promise you you going to come back to the same same status that I am my father's son, my father's name is John Wilson.
My mother and father have told me on my father's son I been told I have some mannerisms of my dad. Good and bad all the evidence points. I know I my father's son, but let's just assume that sadly I fell out of fellowship with my father and that breaking about fellowship rarely became so serious that I never wanted to see him again. So I moved to China when I got to China I took plastic surgery and I change my features so that I could look like one of the Chinese people. I never spoke another word of English. I only spoke Chinese.
I live the rest of my life in China I die in China and I never talk to my father again.
Yes, the question was there ever a point during that process that I ceased being my father's son. Is there anything that I could've done to have being my father's son. I could have done whatever I wanted to I will always be my father's son. Now because of the tragedy of the circumstances I have lost out on a father-son relationship. I bought a hole in my heart. I've had to deal with anger.
I've never been able to enjoy the counsel of my daddy.
I haven't been able to turn to him and talk to him and gain from his wisdom. I haven't had grandpa around. I don't have all those wonderful benefits that we have throughout father's buddy. Still, my father, you see, my friends, the operative question is not whether or not I am capable of savoring my relationship as a son to a father just the question was my father's son.
To begin with want you to listen to the question that God asks of us and that we need to ask of ourselves is this not whether or not I can lose my salvation, but whether or not I was saved to begin with.
Turning your Bibles to Hebrews chapter 6 and I'm going to begin in verse nine. Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident the beta things in your case, things that accompany salvation, I want you to notice. From this point all the phraseology that comes about. We gotta talk about inheritance, the promises of God, we gotta talk about the oath of God, the covenant of God. The fact that God cannot lie that's impossible that he is unchangeable, we gotta talk about the anchor for our soul which is firm and secure. We gotta talk about the Guinness century of God's grace, which is been made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus rise his son, this day, and God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you've helped these people and continue to help if we want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end in order to make your hope. Sure, we do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what God has promised in God 90s promise to Abraham since there was no one greater for him to swear by. He swore by himself saying I will surely bless you and give you many descendents and so off to waiting patiently. Abraham received lot was promised main swear by someone greater than themselves and the oath confirms what is said in puts an end to all argument because God wanted to make the changing nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled from him soon in order to play called the hope. This salvation offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure it enters the Guinness century behind the curtain, where Jesus Christ who went before us as entered on our behalf. He has become high priest forever after the order of Melcher's a big one saved always saved. There are two ways to become lost.
Number one to be born because your bone loss that your Adamic nature.
Number two, to not be born again. Jesus said to Nicodemus, Nicodemus, you need to be born again. Nicodemus said excuse me you want me to enter the second time in my mother's womb and be born. Jesus said that's not what I'm talking about. First time you were born was all the in order to be saved, you need to be born. You need to be born again of the spirit of the living God. How do you become lost number one by being born number two by not being born again.
So the question is this one of the four requirements to be say I want to share those with you.
Guess what the Bible says you need a new in order to come to know Jesus Christ number one you need to repent of your sin, you will never be saved unless you repent of your sin repayments is the absolute requirement of God because repentance is my acknowledgment that I'm a son.
I am agreeing with God concerning his righteousness when I repent of my sin. I am agreeing with God in the willing sacrifice of Jesus because he died for my sin. Bible says repent and be converted in order that your sin may be blotted out number two second requirement is confession of sin to Jesus why did Jesus because Jesus is the one who will now be half entered the inner sanctuary behind the curtain Jesus Christ as our high priest. The third requirement of salvation is that we believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead. That's what Claude tells us in Romans.
He says if you confess you believe in your heart and you confess with your mouth and what you need to believe is the fact that God raised Jesus from the dead, for all you need to trust in him by faith.
Now that's the part that I like. This is the part that suits me.
If you will beg my pardon I tell you why, because faith tells me Don Wilton you can give it your best jolly well try that you have a jolly well-made you can do everything you jolly well want to try and understand God, but you are never going to completely understand everything about God I don't understand all these things.
I'm not even quite sure that I fully understand how that God was in Christ reconciling the world himself. I don't understand how that God raised Jesus from the human being, but I believe anything that I really take God at his word all right because the crystal you willing to take God at his word to trust him say Lord I trust my life to come into my life not viewed on the God by his spirit has saved you he is forgiven you. I'm going to tell you on the authority of God's word. My friend, you can never lose that salvation. There are five guarantees.
I believe in Scripture concerning one saved always saved, I'm going to give them to you and then I'm going to give you some Scripture number one guarantee number one guarantee of God's word. Somebody ever comes and says to you, what evidence of you got, you can't lose your salvation.
I'm giving you five each one of these by the way, is a Bible series on its own, but I'm trying to get it into one message number one guarantee of the word of God. This precious book, the Bible. I love this Bible but you know you might have a small Bible or a Bible with lots of notes immigrant black Bible or blue Bible is not the point. Folks, here's the point. God's word. You see the word of God is the complete revelation of God in Christ Jesus. There is nothing else that can be saved. That's why folks I do not believe that today people can come and say that I've got the gift of revelation. No. You don't God has given to us already completeness of his revelation right here. This is God's infallible in here and it is the living word of God's is God's going to say to me today what the significance of that well folks at mime that are not withdrawn they may have little hill I want some kind of authority. Thank you very much. I don't want any theologian giving me his opinion. I beg your pardon.
I don't want any brilliant mind telling me what he thinks I want to go to the root guarantee the word of God, are you listening to while we are listening.
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Now back to today's great Bible teaching from Dr. Don Wilton number two second guarantee of one saved always saved is the set God's promises well you go back into Janice's and we would like a little journey I tell you what would happen. Folks if I preached a series on the promises of God in Scripture.
I will guarantee we would have so many provinces that when I am 95 years of age. I promise you I'll get up there with my walking stick, and I'll get into the pulpit and I will say to you congregation turn in your Bibles will probably be in Hosea or Isaiah or maybe we might've made it to Malachi, and I'll say today we got a look at the at at at number 6034, promising the word of God. I still wouldn't even begun to scratch it, because God's word is food with promises of God is the God of covenant covenant and promise the guarantee of God is intrinsic listening to this in the character of God. God's character and his holiness is with the unit so that certainty of his promise is the same yesterday and today and forever is unchangeable, all-powerful, doesn't go anyway doesn't give things a second thought, he's already decided that from before the foundation of the Bible. God is in control all these sovereign keys out for an Omega, beginning and then be suppressed in the last how do I know that I'm sorry for ever guarantee of God's word, the certainty of God's promise number three the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ not listen carefully to this beloved friends. When Jesus died upon the cross. What took place upon that cross. I can't wait for Easter Sunday because come Easter Sunday.
I always preach a message on the resurrection that you can take to the bank doesn't matter what series I'm in doesn't matter where we all when it comes to that Easter Sunday.
I want to talk about the empty tomb, don't you let me tell you what happened on that day, folks. When Jesus hung up on that cross. What was the one statement that gets to me more than anything else. When Jesus said it is finished.
What was he referring to he was referring to the finished work of the cross as it pertains to all that is necessary. That needs to be done concerning my sinfulness. God in Christ reconciling the world to himself hasn't made possible that I am reconciled to God the father. It is through the son.
How was that made possible through the death of Jesus upon the cross, when he gave his blood he shed his blood.
He died what happened when Jesus died, he took upon himself the sin of the world. It was so troublesome it was so awesome it was so powerful he cried out my God my God, why hast thou forsaken me, and he gave up his when Jesus died, the sin of the world died with him.
And when I do four things. My friends when I repent of my sin, and confess them to Jesus and believe that God raised him from the dead and trusting him by faith I receive time lost in time present what God has already done for me in Christ Jesus. It doesn't need to be done.
It's already done. And so what happens when I receive forgiveness of sin where Jesus tells us about that himself. He said I tell you what I meant to do. I'm gonna take your sermon I'm gonna cost it as far as the east is from the West and remembered no more not tell you what I would like to do folks. I'd like to get into a jet aircraft and fly out waste in order to find East but I want you to know my friend. As far as the east is from the wasted means that those two will never meet. In other words, just what Jesus said. He said I will take you soon. I will cost them as far as the east is from the waist and I will remember them no more.
I have this kind of feeling that when I coming to heaven. I want to walk up to my Savior and begin to apologizing to him, Lord, if I could just have a word with you. I just arrived in heaven.
You know I dodge I got to tell you again I'm I'm so sorry that I stole that money and Jesus gonna look at me and say what money will I'm Lord, I want you to know I murdered that man what would I know that I repented of my sin, and confess that to you but I committed adultery. I was unfaithful to my spouse what what what what what what unfaithfulness you talking about. You see my friends as human beings we struggle with that darkly wheat we have great difficulty you get a couple it's been married for eight years and in the eighth year of their marriage. They have, I mean I have a realtor. I mean I just go at each other and I have such a tough that they really get on one another and one of them say something real, hurtful, and it's the most painful thing in the world and the offending party finally comes back often to diary a week or a month and goes to that spouse was being offended and says honey on a one-of-a-kind me. I please. I will do anything, would you forgive me for what I do and honey says it's okay honey on let me tell you know please when you don't worry about go get a peanut butter sandwich you're okay. I will give you absolutely, completely, and 10 years later that I have another tooth and the honey that full guy looks to the honey that was forgiven and says you remember what you did, you sorry son of a seafaring catfish and catfish say is what you talking about, and the wonderful guy said you remember what you did to me in the eighth year of our marriage, but I thought you forgave me what I did, but you looking to get away with it. You begin to see folks wheat we we struggle with that that that's a constant battle is not with God.
That's not a battle God. That's why what the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is all about is the finished work of Jesus on the cross is finished, pull forth guarantee the indwelling of the Holy Spirit folks here is what happens when I give my life to Jesus Christ. When I repent of my sin, and confess my sin to Jesus. When I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. When I trusting by faith. I am in 20 by the spirit of God, folks, I don't have time to do any teaching on the spirit of God today except thing to say to you that the spirit of God has many functions but the spirit of God is the sanctifier the spirit of God is the same supplies. It doesn't mean that when I accept Christ that I'm no longer sin, but because I am indwelt by the spirit of God sanctified unto the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. And I'm sensitized to see which seeks to easily destroy me and separate me from the love of God spread of God goes to work. One of the greatest things about becoming a believer is that I'm not anymore. I am indwelt by the spirit of the living God and he is leaking blood. He is the one who guarantees me. God is my Hawk number five the imputed righteousness of God.
You might say to me pasta while the world is that when it's a huge subject. But let me just say to you that in 1517, Martin Luther precipitated the Protestant Reformation nailed his 95 theses to the door at Wittenberg Consulate in Germany and the whole basic presupposition will bear everything that took place in the life of that great performance centered around one phrase. The just shall live by faith what that word is in the book of Romans that would just they is tied into the justice of a just God, but it is also that which is made available to me because when I give my heart to Jesus Christ. I not only see who God is not received who God is all that the father has given to the son is made available to me and I am declared Jost. It's called the doctrine of justification, you want a simple summary of that it just as I had never sometimes things seem too good to be true.
Just as if would never send it all starts with a decision we all have to make afraid he would open your heart to what our pastor wants to share with us next. This is Dr. Don. Are you ready you pray this prayer with me right now. They have gone on that Jesus loves me and that he died on the cross for me today. I repent of my sin and I can face my sin to the Lord Jesus, and I give him my heart and my life in Jesus name I pray, amen. If you prayed that pray from your heart and you giving your life to Christ, welcome you to the family of God.
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