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R1383 A Christian’s Response to the Nation

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April 6, 2020 8:00 am

R1383 A Christian’s Response to the Nation

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It's a Christian's response to the nation as we open God's word in just a few moments with second Chronicles chapter 20 we want to know the way here for you. We love to pray with you and for you keyboard keyboard on our It's also a place where you can hear this message. Share with friends again other resources like our daily Encouraging Word Bible guide lots of free resources and others you can invest in to help the ministry The Encouraging Word Barrett TW or call us at 866899 word that's 866-899-WORD 967. Now I want to say something to you and this is in a very few moments shared together. First of all I want you to get out your Bibles and I want everybody to get a copy of the Bible. Second Chronicles chapter 20 is very important for you today to be able to see what we're about to talk about this comes from God, it doesn't come from me. It comes from the Lord.

Second Chronicles chapter 20 sample weeks ago. God put in my heart preacher message entitled Christian response to politics and gone for reasons only known to himself, chose to take that word and place it beyond anything we could imagine. And we heard from people all across the nation.

Christian response to politics in America today.

We are facing. We we love our country and we talk about politics and there are many things that we are dealing with and so some weeks ago I preached a message and I said look I want you to just lay aside candidates and politics and Republicans and Democrats just lay that aside, God spoke to us. I want to speak to you today on a Christian response to the nation. This is about America, you say and I say that we love this country. We do what would God say to us as believers, what is Christian response to this nation that we love in the context in which we find ourselves read to you in second Chronicles chapter 20 because second Chronicles 20 tells us about the nation of Israel and tells us some things about this incredible land, so let me read this passage to you and I want you to follow along very closely and I'm gonna pick up at this five second Chronicles chapter 20 verse five Jehoshaphat stood in the same to Judah and Jerusalem, and the house of the Lord before the new court and he said the Lord God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven to rule the kingdoms of the nations in your hand up and might, so that none is able to withstand you. Did you not broad drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendents of Abraham, your friend and I have for you in a case century for your name saying if disaster comes upon us, the sword judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before the sauce and before you for your name is in this house and cry out to you in our affliction and you will hear us and save us and not the whole the maiden of a modern and Moab amount Syria you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of the pagan land of Egypt, and whom they avoided and did not destroy, behold, they reward us by coming to drive us out of position which you have given us to inherit. Allow God when you not execute judgment on them, for we are powerless against this great reward that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you not you beg my pardon.

I had planned to read a lot more and I'm going to hold it right there for the sake of time this morning but I'm going to encourage you to read that entire passage. I'm a Christian man I fully intend to vote in November. I am going to vote if I don't vote. I will actually vote. So as a Christian as an American I'm I'm going to vote. I can stand here today with all of us send and talk about our land that we love so much and I can share with you what I think all of us know that we all finding ourselves in the midst of a very turbulent time and it's not just about America.

It's about the wound in which we live, all of which we are considered by fewer and fewer people to be the leaders of the world in which we live that is rapidly changing. Israel, when you talk about the nation of Israel. There are four things that you can say about the nation of Israel. You ready for this. Number one that they were founded by God fact we just read about that here. If you go back into the accounting Genesis and you study all about Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob. God was at the very foundation of the nation of Israel that folks are not going to keep signing this but just go back and read about the founding of America, what our Pilgrim fathers believed in what we believe what I believe I'm a Christian man number one. Israel was founded by God. Number two, they were governed by God. It's one thing to be founded by God but Israel was governed by God. In other words, they Lord is the increase in state values the way they conducted themselves as a people was governed by the one next founded them. They capture him Israel if they had one in those days would've been simply in God we trust. They were governed by the God of our fathers, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac. They had a Judeo-Christian ethic. That's how they related. That's what determined the moral behavior. They were founded by God. Number two, they were governed by God, but this thing that I think there is no question about that. We can say about the nation of Israel. They were sinners against God. You go back and reread the whole history of the nation of Israel.

They were a people sinned against God greatly they send repeatedly basin against God. They violated the covenants under God. They were sinners no doubt about it, but there's 1/4 point that we must make about Israel and that is that they were restored by God and and it's a beautiful picture. See this someone listening here today and you committed adultery. You know exactly who you are, my friend, you violated your marriage use sinned against God, you sinned against your wife use sinned against your family. I would good news for you. God will restore you. Did you hear that he said if we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us. Allison and cleans us from all unrighteousness that pictures here in the nation of Israel. They sinned against God, but God restored them based upon what they did in light of what God wanted all their God keep you committed adultery.

God is not going to restore you, unless you are willing to meet God on his terms you listening. America so the question is this. If we just read this and and we're looking at the nation of Israel and what God has to say were asking ourselves what is a Christian response to the nation. Yet these people where they were founded by Bob.

They were governed by God. They were sinners against God, and they were restored by God. What was it that they do in this passage here has had so much this tells me how believers respond to the nation that is founded by God that is governed by God that is sinned against God that needs and wants to be restored by God.

Here it is me just give this to you. Number one they acknowledged God, that's true. 60 Lord our God, our fathers, are you not guarding him and are you one has complete dominion over the nation. I'm trying to discipline myself, what is the central issue in America today that we can exegete and we can talk about everything down to everything that's going on in every detail but bleeding. Everything is that we talked God to mind his own business, we see we know you God. We know all that, but you have no part in our schools get out. They relegate yourself.

Be quiet and sit down. We don't listen to you. You have no authority you don't guide us.

You don't direct us what these people do right up front.

They went back to the beginning and the acknowledged God being his sovereign power and grace. Number two, they gave away old credit. It's very interesting to me. If you look at verse seven with me you not our God, did you was you, God drove out the inhabitants of this land wasn't God, it's all about you.

Second big issue we are facing is we've saved ourselves as the centerpiece of our own solution.

They gave away will critically say that everything belongs to you folks. These people in Israel, they turn to God, and they didn't say mine mine ours.

Lacey just given you not. Is this not all about you. Forgive the eruption powerful phrase. It's not about you is whether things we have to learn at least I again and again will be back with more today's message in just a moment the doctor what he wants to remind you we are here for you 24 hours a day to talk to listen to pray and 866-899-WORD 866899673 Chinatown sort and sell you find on the website as well at Just know the preview for you to encourage you why we call it the encouraging Palestine back in today's message with Dr. Don Wilton number three they they probably look at verse adversity and they admit they problem this is a powerful and now the whole domain of Ayman Mount Moab amounts to Israel invade when they came they came in from the pagan lands and simply ignored over two decades. In America you and I have been ignoring the onslaught of the pagan we see somebody else to. That's as bad as a mother and a father ignoring their own responsibility to their own children and sign you know what I licked the school or leave this person they they problem. Perhaps our responses that we need to just admit our problem number four they can face.

They are in the military. Now what's this you look at verse 12 with me.

This is powerful.underlined it if you could see it in my in my Bible which there is no way you can see that but yet in verse 12 it sees the phone.

We all powerless against this great that is coming against us. We all powerless important people who are the center of the universe of very least inclined to admit their own powerlessness. But what power do we have many believers in America today. If we were to be honest with each other. We are looking at this and we're saying you know what more can we do, we are powerless we forgotten the power of God and the power of prayer and the power of supplication. It's actually not ours.

Paul made this statement he see God's grace is sufficient because my weakness in his grace is the very strength by which I do what I do, so they confess their inability admit number five they realigned. They focus look at this verse you will say in verse 12 underlined. This is will we do not know what to do, but our eyes on you.

Our eyes are on you where your eyes right now. Spiritually, our eyes knew they realigned their focus, because the nation of Israel, founded by God. Governed under God, sitting exceedingly against God and craving for the restoration of God and it's just like a narrative here they acknowledged God. They should Lord okay guess what we gonna do.

It's all about you.

Number two. We got to give away old credit week. We gonna tell you that we just got a price you we worship you, they admitted they problem they face their inability they realign their focus.

I watch number six.

They carried out what they believe. I didn't get to read this verse 18. Then Jehoshaphat bounties him with he's face to the ground and Judah and the inhabitants of Judah of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord worshiping the Lord. When you worship the Lord. When you when you get down there and you carry out what you believe God's prayers. God takes over young people. Tomorrow is Monday. Don't stop worshiping God because you come back. Many of us in America had become Sunday morning worship is lost in what is a Christian response to my country what's going telling me to do. What part do I have to play in this, they carried what they believed and then finally but most certainly not conclusively.

They renew their faith. If you go all the way down to verse 20 they rose early in the morning, went out into the wilderness of Tacoma and when they went out, Jehoshaphat students and hear me, Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Garrett is believe in the Lord your God and you will be established believing his prophets watch this and you will succeed. They renew their faith box I brought incredible news today when Christians respond to the nation, God will restore God doesn't know that there is any kind of trying to make on this.

You know that in the lost general election, the pundits whomever they might be. Tell us that over 50 million evangelical Christians did not bother to vote.

We what is a Christian response to the nation what was going on here.

So I said to myself, how can I summarize this. What does this mean six things. What it means for a Christian number one.

Be thankful.

Let's acknowledge God leads you out of gratitude to God you not going to tell you something because I really want to impress all of you.

I went to the normal is the same for couple of days ago to kill myself and I was in man a young man was a lady doing some stuff to and I was trying to impress.

Have you seen my biceps putting the right.

He just woke up to me and he said Dr. Wilton. I just want to tell you something PC five years, 10 years ago you preached this and he just just thanked me you noted it just placed my heart. Let's start placing God's heart. America, be thankful to be humble.

It's give it away. It's give garlic crater that stop being the center of universe should Lord we just your servants number three be contrite, that's a Christian's response to the nation be contract that means to be positioned to that we are sinners and confess that sin to him. If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and seek my face, and repent of their ways. God man tells us very clearly what we to do then I will heal your land. Number four will be focused on call on Christian men and women, young people in America today. Let's renew our focus bits realign our focus it's put our eyes back on the Lord Jesus, and in a personal way.

You might be someone here today and these things you know we talk about a nation when you sign but that's me in my own life.

God does this, I promise you this God whom we serve. He loves you so much.

So there it is brief focused. Stop looking everywhere else.

I enjoy everything in life and I enjoy life and get involved in the rest of the watch.

The water bottle being flipped.

You know the whole thing the whole 9 yards.

It's all good. It's great man let's go out tomorrow and let's eat the whole half side of the car put something on the Bobby that I want to be focused on the Christian man and I'm not going to take my eyes of Jesus. I'm asking the Lord in the midst of all this that's going on that he would he would help me by his spirit to fix my eyes upon him. Number five.

Be bold, be bold. What supports my Christian response. Be bold carried what they believe you know folks that boldness is not arrogance is not untruthfulness so out of my way or the highway will let me tell you this. I want you to know it's not bad language and foul language.

It's not running down people and fighting with people and pointing fingers at people.

That's not being bold, being bold is be a man's man stand up for Jesus Christ. Gentlemen stand up for Jesus ladies you young ladies you. Stand up for Jesus. Let's go together to give to my own heart. Renew boldness, arrogance, can you be arrogant and be humble at the same time just to hold this just to to carry through with the decisions I want to be a man on my face before the Lord. I want to love people more when you stand up for Jesus and number six a Christian response to this nation be encouraged, be encouraged. Renew your faith.

You can leave worshiping the Lord today encouraged in your heart.

I want you to be encourage God wants us to be encouraged just to Las Vegas. It believe in the Lord, you will be established. You will succeed. That's encouragement, Christian man, I'm looking at my will. I don't I don't want to join the Omega oh my, it's gone. We down the sink.

It's over what's going on.

I want to I want to know that God will fight for us. I believe it with all my heart. Join with all of us today and believing that is yet to be asked is yet to be seen nothing yet because our God will fight for us. Come on America, you and those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus, we know precious to its riser.

Let's go out starting this moment and make a difference every restaurant every place we go every beach. We call him every type. It's become a pillar of strength. Let's be salt and light make a difference. Let's do make a difference and it all starts with knowing that one. What we try to accomplish the power of God's got the system going faster. Are you ready to give you life will Jesus Christ wanted to pray this prayer. I know that I was and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today, I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart. In Jesus name of God's been speaking to you today to this broadcaster. The power of God's word through the inspiration. Dr. Wilton assured as a pastor and preacher and infer that challenge to give your heart since let us talk with you about the next would love to walk you through the next steps are growing in your faith, being effective, making a difference in the world in which we live our phone numbers. 866-899-WORD jotted down stored in your cell 86 689-996-7324 hours a day.

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