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January 11, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible makes recent Dr. Don Wilton a message on trust in God's word. As we open the word together. Another were open on the phones as well.
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Just get ready to check your temperature this is for you and it's for me. In fact, seriously, so, so you open your Bibles today and I want you to really check this out because you gotta be in the book of Revelation chapter 1 many years ago, Dr. Billy Graham speaking to millions of people held out his Bible like this.
This is what he said. He said I don't understand everything in God's word but I believe everything in God's word. I don't understand everything in God's word but I believe everything in God's word.
We got to be in the book of Revelation, and it takes a lot to think about because people today are asking a lot of questions on pre-you know, are we living at the end is Jesus about to come back. God help Moscow's questions. Because let's be perfectly honest with one another world is in a serious mess right and I'm not just talking about a pandemic politically. That's all over the world. You know, we look at the United States and we say man look at this divide. It's everywhere. You guys everywhere. Every nation in the world.
Unrest, civil unrest, social unrest, racial disharmony, racial hatred, racial divide people hating one another just because of the color of the skin. It's all over the world and doesn't stop with the collar of the skin's language, culture, ways of life and it's it's on an all-time high. We don't like it doing trying to do everything that we can to change. I mean America today, the most beautiful land in the world and look at what we doing to ourselves that anarchy is sought out when looking around thereof. It's just hard to comprehend what some people are pushing on America today unless from ranks socialism to disdain for life for people who don't even think twice about killing babies unborn babies. Not even an issue in how we live is not even an issue is a lot of people to say man. I just don't care. You know, you come down we look at all of this and we say man, Jesus is coming again. Those of us who believe God writes to us about this and I want to speak to you today on trusting God's word and we going to be in the book of Revelation.
So the book of Revelation is about.
In times it's about the end it's not about the beginning. It's about the in so it's about the subject that you and I talk about so much.
When we say how is the world going to come to an end loss that with all this going where we going to end up how can we keep on going, like us, and for those of us who are believers and we believe in Jesus, we know that he's coming back when exactly and is it not now. I mean all we not how much more can we take the will this kind of imploding everything skewed right now and across the board were praying for our country were praying for one another.
So the book of Revelation. Everything in the book of Revelation is chronological so that comes from the word Chronos, if you count one, two, three, four, 5 to 10 on and on it if I had time and I'm not going to be preaching through the book of Revelation so you can rest on that although a lot of you want me to unload because it's so fantastic a subject they just so much in here the book of Revelation. If I had time I can show you and prove to you in this final book of the Bible. I can show you the of everything. Number one, number two, number three this is gonna happen.
Number four that's going to happen.
Number five, that's gonna happen. Number six the book of Revelation is in order and we going to start out by looking at that and when we got the news. We get a look at Revelation chapter 1 verse one through Revelation chapter 4 verses one and two watches. I'm trying to help you because I want you to really get a hold of this in Revelation chapter 1 Chapter 2 and chapter 3 in the Bible, God has a special word for believers. He speaks to the church doesn't speak to unbelievers.
Unbelievers wouldn't even believe this. Obviously they don't.
I've heard atheists and agnostics and people who reject Jesus and you say there is no God but I look at this, man, that's a lot of rubbish, garbage you could ever believe such stuff Christians where those men knocking. How can you believe stuff like this.
Billy Graham said I don't understand everything in the Bible, but I believe everything in the Bible. That's what believers do.
I believe what God says sign Revelation 1 Revelation 2 and Revelation 3 and I'm gonna say this every week for a couple weeks okay get ready I'm going to say it. Revelation 1, two and three, God tells us why we got the book of Revelation which deals with how the world's gun in but he tells it to the church and I'm putting my own words on this. He seems to you and me who are believers you need to check your temperature. Check your temperature so I'm I'm just going to discuss. Can we just for a little but stop pointing at the White House. Can we just stop looking at everybody else. Everything else can we just for a minute in God's word. Let's just do what God wants us to do and look at ourselves, let's trust God's word for us. For me, and God's going to show you something incredible, then when we get to the end of chapter 3 and you getting the chapter full. The Bible actually says.
Often these things and I'm in a reader to alter what God says happens to the church to believe all these things Jesus comes in the clouds and all those who are alive on this earth again to be called top into the clouds to meet Jesus in the air to be taken back into heaven with the throne of God is where is God. God said he strode in heaven. That's where he lives, we had to be taken back into the throne.
That's where the throne is. Let me read it. Revelation chapter 1 verse one the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he sold.
That is the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and blessed are those who take to heart what is written in it because the time is near.
I drawn to the seven churches in the province of Asia Grace and peace to you from him who is, who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before the throne from Jesus Christ, who is a faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and is made us to be a kingdom of priests to serve his God and father to him be glory and power ever and forever look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who killed him, and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God is and who was, and it is to come, the Almighty. I go to chapter 4 quickly go to chapter 4. This is fantastic, but the chapter full Opry speaks to the seven churches which we are going to be looking at together. Often this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, yeah, and I will show you what must soon take place often that so from this point in chapter full all the way through to the end of the book of Revelation.
God shows us what happens off the old believers have gone in through the open door of heaven into the presence of the Lord our God receded on. He strode look at verse two of chapter full at this at once. I was in the spirit.
By the way, that's where we get our word rapture from you with the word rapture. That's where it comes up at once I was in the spirit and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. The rest of that chapter describes the beauty the brilliance and the majesty of God seated on his throne. Billy Graham said I don't understand everything in God's word but I believe everything in God's word. I promise you over the next couple of days and weeks. In fact, any study like this you find yourself sitting there saying what how, but I promise you this God by his Spirit is going to give you a spirit of trust and belief. You know it you know it you can sense it already. Contrary you known him saying you don't God say so what does God's word say to us what is God's would tell us we just put this out there for someone God's word tells us that this is the Revelation this one Revelation.
It's the Revelation you know that the word Revelation. Most of us understand it means to pull back the cover means to make known what lies beneath means to unveil the mystery that another word is to uncover to expose make it plain. The Revelation, the book the Revelation. It's the Revelation it's making known things that we just don't understand at a time that we've never been not one of us is ever God already gone through all of this and by the way, Jesus is still going to come back in the clouds.
We are now we've never done it. Bible says every will see him the Revelation. This Revelation, the book the word God is telling us know I'm being backward, for you to show forgive the interruption will be back with more of today's dynamic teaching with Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment Dr. Don Wilton to remind you where here for you right now are connecting many people with the I give up book from Laura story like to take a peak you can look on our firstname.lastname@example.org that's tewonline.org G while you're there, be sure to jump in there and follow some of our pastors, social media, twitter, Instagram, and more so consider signing up for the daily devotional.
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Think this one that's what Revelation is about all about Jesus doesn't tell you something when it comes to in times there are so many signs of the end times I been talking about some of them even on my daily little short video that I've been sending out that so many are being placed by the many signs you know we look around and I and and I could go off at an angle here wars and rumors of wars, famines and earthquakes. Unrest a great falling away godlessness mockery, a disdainful Jesus Christ blasphemy by the wave you heard how many times and how many people use God's name in the name of Jesus Christ in blasphemy. You notice that you have. You know the Bible says it's at the name of Jesus that everyone will bow. Have you noticed by the wave you have a bone to watch a movie. Have you ever heard anybody's drop of brick on the turn site Buddha or how about Mohammed Hare Krishna naming all the religions of the Lord you ever hear anybody use their name as a cuss word never the only name you ever hear is a cuss word is you brought it give anybody you ever heard anybody say all boarded. It's hot today.
Never heard anybody use a deity or a God or a pagan God Nonno stories you got it you know we look around see if cashless society. Credit cards trying to figure out just think for a moment okay.
Just think for a moment about Instagram, twitter emails, just think how easy it is to communicate just put a button you can take a picture I weaned Instagram, the other down.
He put one picture of my trip in Alaska. I was just compelled to do you go to my Instagram account.
It's me flying through the air about to do the polar plunge. I mean, you talk about take your breath away and I'm turning my wife Courtney in the air you want to see the rest of it. That's why I didn't put it on Instagram you know your I am in Alaska right in the foothills of the great glacier in freezing water you take a picture and you push a button and people around the world can see it. I had some people in Africa. Another place the wound site.
You did that have they not mass communication. By the way, what about the big island in the sky.
Have any of you noticed or thought. Sometimes the two telephones listening to you. By the way, have you noticed sometimes you can talk and all of a sudden your telephone your phone, your iPhone starts writing what you're saying down in the text message you noticed, I have you you know I was in Alaska and all of a sudden on my social media I started getting advertisements for Alaska and I hadn't seen Jeannie pictures out how they found my phone know that what is God's word. Tell us God's word tells us it's the Revelation, God's word tells us it's about Jesus.
If it's kinda it's kinda like get this. I may not know this stuff's social media and cashless and boot and fighting in the street and anarchy in politics and I and God says Jesus God Jesus number three God's word tells us that it comes from God. Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him.
All why do we need to know that while Lou Mark 1332. For example, one passage reminds us that not even the angels in heaven know when the end will come.
Only God became so and blog here in the Revelation reminds us that God seen this information about Jesus to show his servants. God did this. It came from God what God is saying is this didn't come from Billy Graham didn't come from Don Wilton didn't come from the Pope didn't come from the Bishop didn't come from the Sunday school teacher.
The life group either the Dean group leader.
It didn't come from your favorite whomever this came from God trusted trusted number 40 tells us that what is going to happen is about to happen. Did you see that word it. He says what must soon take place. That's the imminence of the coming of Jesus. What God wants us to know, trusting him is that this is going to happen soon. It's about to happen. You go to get ready you go to be ready go to be prepared cannot just say that I just want to save this to I'm not trying to be overdramatic. They two reasons why you cannot afford to give your heart not to give your heart to Jesus. Now I give you to reason they lots of it. Number one because you don't know with your to be alive tomorrow.
And number two you don't know whether or not Jesus is about to come back. Do you trust the Lord Jesus. And then, by the way, it's fantastic to be forgiven of your sin is a source of I'm just telling you when when Jesus comes in your heart me forgive you of your sin. Any costs of his far as the east is from the way she makes you brand-new to strengthen is fantastic and that's why Jesus died for its executive that is exactly what he did for you and maybe today there is a fresh understanding that separation of your sin, because too many times feel like the enemy or others continue to bring that backup bring back our past and show us how could we change we can change ourselves.
But God can change us. I know you've been blessed as I have, but the teaching of Dr. Don Wilton from the pulpit today, but as he steps in the studio. Open your heart, not his teaching, but this simple request from Dr. Don Wilton are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now.
Dear God, I know that I miss and I know that Jesus died for me cross today. I repainted myself and by faith I receive you into my heart. In Jesus name.
My friend welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting new futures price along with Dr. Wilton on that request of his to give your life to Jesus Christ. We are so excited to see what God's going to do next in 2021 in your life and perhaps as we partnered together to give you some resources to help you grow in your faith old. Please let us do so you can call us right now at 866899 word that's 866-899-WORD 9673. We have wonderful information Dr. Don Wilton to have if you gave your life to Jesus Christ to rededicate your life again. Call us at 866-899-9673 are also a number of great ways to connect on our new website. We are excited to announce that we site our new website you can find current broadcast of the current monthly offer prayer requests or praise reports. Sign up for the daily Encouraging Word broadcast schedule intoning to The Encouraging Word mind W online.OIG great day and a wonderful start to this message: trusting God's word Dr. Don Wilton, but tomorrow we bring you part two will head back to Revelation, but also move in the chapter 4 of Revelation as we open word of God together. Know that we are open to pray with you anytime it 866-899-WORD that's 866-899-WORD 9673 or online at tewonline.org