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January 4, 2021 2:26 pm
When is it too late. That's today's topic with a message from Dr. Don Wilton here on The Encouraging Word broadcast. We hear that expression timing is everything and today will head to the Hebrews of Revelation and second Peter talk about his concept of what is it too late with Dr. Don Wilton as we open the word together. Dr. Don Wilton know were open to you. Would love to pray with you and for you on 866-899-WORD.
That's her phone number jotted down 866-899-9673 or firstname.lastname@example.org is not of high right now on our website TE W online.org to see some splendid resources. One including Laura story and amazing musician and wonderful gift. Writer will see her book details again and GW are online.org get your copy today with Dr. Don Wilton number one is the final is the final number two is it too late to give your life to Christ to be saved. Often Jesus comes in the clouds and number three.
How can God say he loves us, and then judge Josh and the way the Bible says so. I want you to open your Bibles to three passages of Scripture today and these these all all very very important. First of all we going to be in Hebrews chapter 9 and verse 27.
I want to read to just one verse Hebrews chapter 9 in verse 27 very important verse very important verse you not scrap the just one verse I meant to read three I just made that decision not verse 26, 27 and 28.
I want you to see this. Listen carefully what the Bible says Hebrews chapter 9 verse 26 for then he would've had to have suffered repeatedly since the foundation of the world, but as it is Jesus has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself and just as it is appointed unto man people once to die, and then off to that the judgment so the Lord Jesus Christ, having been offered once to die in order to bear the sins of many will appear the second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who eagerly wait for him not go to the book of Revelation all the way to the end book of Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine is going to tell you, Revelation chapter 6 in verse nine, is the beginning of the first of seven judgments called the seal judgments Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine when Jesus opened the fifth seal that is drawn sole under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne they cried out with a loud voice over sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge your blood on those who do will on earth.
Then they were each given a white robe.
They were told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants, brothers and sisters should be complete who were to be killed to be killed as they themselves had been now want you to go to second Peter. It's just a book or two before Revelation okay you don't need to turn to fall back wise you will miss first and second Peter I want you to see something in second Peter chapter 3 and I just want to read to you. Verse nine, second Peter chapter 3 in verse nine, the Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise, as some of you count slowness buddies patient toward you, not wishing that any person would perish but that all would repent and come to know Jesus. According to the Scriptures. Jesus at some time known only to God is going to suddenly appear in the clouds not going to come to this earth in first Thessalonians full Revelation chapter 4 confirms this. When Jesus comes in the clouds or believers who are alive.
Only those who are alive that may be me and maybe you because none of us know when that's going to happen doing only God. All those who are alive are going to suddenly be court up so as I'm speaking right now and you watching by way of television.
If you know Jesus and Jesus were to come in just a moment you together with me and hundreds who are worshiping the Lord Jesus to die all across the world would just suddenly be taken out of this earth. If you don't know Jesus you not going anywhere. Let me just share with you. Just five thoughts about death, just very quickly brought death is unavoidable. It's appointed by God. Number two.
This is unbiased, there is no prejudice in death. Doesn't matter if you male or female, rich, poor, black, white, Chinese or American's unbiased number three data is unrepeatable. They all wanted to exceptions that are designed to illustrate the power of the resurrection and Jesus determined that Lazarus would be one person designed by God to show us the power of Jesus and the resurrection. But deities unrepeatable number four deities undeniable pointed on man once to die, to die. It's undeniable. Number five deities and ending the listen to this irony. Death is eternal, unending, do you know that according the Bible there is not one single person that is died. That is dated me just run that by again. According to the Scriptures: what God teaches us, not a single person who is ever died his deity. This is unending, it's eternal because we face eternity. We step into eternity. So for the believer, the believers did begins life with Christ believers did begins life with Christ and unbelievers death begins life without Christ believers who died before Jesus comes in the clouds are in heaven, believers who are alive when Jesus comes in the clouds are taken up into heaven. Unbelievers who die before Jesus comes in the clouds are in hell. I didn't say that Jesus said judgment follows it is appointed unto people once to die, and off to that the judgment preclear in the Bible what judgment there is a judgment for believers and there is the judgment for unbelievers. There ought to judgments in the Scriptures so let's talk first of all about believers when you and I as a believer.
We know Jesus and we die off crowd day. We are to face judgment. The Bible calls it the judgment seat of Christ. The judgment seat of Christ. If you're a believer when you die, or if Jesus were to come. You and I are going to appear before the judgment seat of Christ, not to be judged for our salvation, but to be judged for the works of our salvation. For the life that we have lived in that brings so many questions does it really matter, we will going to be in heaven. It matters because God matters it heaven is going to have an order that we can't get and you and I often can say will you know doesn't matter if I'm if I live 5000 miles from Jerusalem. It doesn't matter as long as I'm in heaven. This is not judgment according to salvation because the Bible sees the reason no condemnation. This is not a condemnation judgment. It's the rewards judgment rolling the same cost but some people are going to be rewarded for their faithfulness. You say who I don't know for the unbeliever, you are going to face, not the judgment seat of Christ. But the great white throne judgment. Go to Revelation chapter 20 Revelation chapter 20. This is just before the announcement of the new heaven and the new earth. This is right on the precipice of eternal life with Christ forever. Revelation chapter 20 in verse 11 then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence.
The earth and the sky fade away and there was found no place for them to hide and I sold the bid. Did you see that you pick up on that word.
Also, who the day.
It is appointed unto man once to die, I sold the did both great and small, standing before the throne, how to date people stand before the throne. I sold the did this not one person exhibit died. That is dated. I sold the day standing before the throne and a book was open.
Another book was opened, which was is the book of life and the bid were judged by what is written in the books, according to what they did on the sea gave up the deed, who in it.
Death and Hades gave up the deed, which were in them and they would judge each one according to what they done then did an hello thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second day if the lake of fire and if anyone's name was not found written in the Lamb's book of life. They too were thrown into the same is their final note is not. So here's the question then is it too late to be saved.
Often Jesus comes in the clouds.
I'm going to give you the simple onset no, it's not too late. However, you need to really pay attention because it actually Mark will be please forgive the interruption and sometimes Dr. Wilton is preaching and teaching and our hearts are stirred with maybe some questions that you like to have someone to play with about we stand ready to do their phone numbers 866-899-WORD and maybe the very question about is it too late for you is a question we can answer for you. I can see already the answer is it's never too late because love is great enough to pursue right where you are, no matter how far you have run away from God to speak with you right now at 866-899-9673 theoretical keyboard keyboard me this online.org T.org that's today's message with Dr. why is it not too late if Jesus comes in the clouds. Is it too late if you left behind will. The first reason it's not too late is because those who are left behind have not yet died. You have to die in order to face the judgment, but secondly it's not too late because the Bible does mention in four areas, a group of people who come to know Christ often Jesus comes in the clouds and the three judgments come out on the earth, the time of the tribulation when Antichrist rules and it is filled with more questions than nonsense because the book of Thessalonians tells us that when Jesus comes and takes old believers out of the earth at the same time he withdraws his spirit from the earth and the spirit of God is the only means by which your lack can be convicted of our sin and unrighteousness and of judgment.
So the very means by which people can come to know Christ often Jesus pulls the Holy Spirit on the earth has been removed. And yet, despite the fact God's word talks of in full waves.
The first one was the passage I read to you in Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine through 10. Some are described in Revelation 6 that you and I read it together. The Bible very clearly sees that there are souls under the altar.
Those who had been slain. The Bible very clearly say is they cry out and say how long are we going to wait here under the altar, having been killed because we stood for the word of God because we proclaimed you is sovereign Lord.
And furthermore, Jesus saves to them. He says you need to wait until the judgment is fully complete so that those who are still to be concluded in my name as you have been will be complete so they are described. There are some people there often. All believers are taken into heaven. This is during this time of the tribulation who all day. Not only are some described, but some are identified.
Is it too late to be saved. Often Jesus comes in the clouds, no because they cannot get God. Secondly, because the Bible mentions them somehow describe some are identified through at least some of this to. I want you to go to Chapter 11 quickly and I can't read the whole of chapter 11 Bible tells us in Chapter 11 that two witnesses appear on the streets of Jerusalem, Moses and Elijah. This is the reenactment of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus and you can read it for yourself here. They are clearly stated these two ambassadors and to boot.
If I might say to you they been dead a long time, and if anybody is very well acquainted with Moses and Elijah. The Jewish people.
But all of a sudden these two people who been dead a long time.
Their bodies are not even a consideration suddenly make an appearance in person on the streets of Jerusalem and they are witnesses. They are called the two witnesses in the word witness in and of itself speaks to telling all testifying to and number four. Some are preached to.
I want you to go to chapter 14. Now this is the difficult one. This is the one that's difficult to understand. Can some people get saved often Jesus comes in the clouds. Yes, they do not get God. Secondly, because the Bible mentions them in four places.
Number one, they are described in chapter 6. They all identified in chapter 7. They are witness to in Chapter 11 and some are even all all preached to not some all preached to. In chapter 14 are highly rated to.
I'm going to be in chapter 14 verse six. Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell where where on the earth. We just read that again in case anyone misses this then I saw another angel flying directly overhead with an eternal gospel proclaiming this gospel preaching this gospel to all who dwell on the earth to every nation, every tribe, every language, every people, and the angel said with a loud voice feared God and give him glory, because the outlaw of his judgment has come. Worship him, the one who made heaven and earth and the sea and the springs of water. We call this one the flying angel. This is serious. What it what is the Bible telling us you the flying angel. This gospel preached from the highest place in the loudest voice to a maximum number of people. Everyone but the risk I'm praying for you right now, while you and I try to figure out how to make sensible of this sum figured out by shifting the timelines sign well you know Jesus is gonna come all at the same time in the clouds and he's going to come to the earth simultaneously and some people say, well, then it's just not gonna happen here to make room for this.
Let's have a wonderful discussion together. I don't have a corner on this, but I do know this is what the Bible says, but I wouldn't take that risk. If I was you, why didn't Jesus come a thousand years ago was a not enough sin in the world was his heart, not grieving a thousand years ago we were us today is sin worse today than it was in the 1920s. For those of you that think it is to our people behave more sinful today than they did in the 50s about the 60s what about the condition of America during the Nixon era.
What about disturbances, demonstrations, what about political conventions. What about divisions never happened until now. Surely God if he is a God of love.
He should have come decades ago. I don't even know why.
Let me be born into this world. God is long-suffering. He loves us so much. I can't explain it outside of the fact that God in his infinite long-suffering. He's a God rich in mercy, full of grace. This is the God I know this is the Jesus I love.
He loves me so much that he, the Lamb of God would've gone to a cross to die on a cross for me. It really is hard to comprehend that wonderful great love God has for you guys using this broadcast to let you know how much he loves you you'd open your heart, not just what you've heard is Dr. Williams been teaching and preaching banality to shares from his heart.
This is… Are you ready to give you a heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that Arneson and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today.
I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart in Jesus night my friend welcome you today into the family of God.
This is exciting new computers pray to give your life to Jesus Christ or perhaps pray to rededicate your life to Jesus all my goodness were so excited you need to tell somebody and why not tell Dr. Don he would love to hear about you could email him email@example.com. Let us know and let us know how we can pray with you that's Don Dio in that GE W online.org that's his email or you can call us right now. He loved to have one of her team speak with you and pray with you at 866899 word 866-899-9673 of you like to connect online. Here's some great details from Liz about her brand-new website to announce that we write our new website can current current monthly for clearing reports.
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