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February 17, 2021 8:00 am
We all could use some encouragement and will find it together today in the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton hard to dealing with God back to the book of Ezra chapter 1 in just a moment if you miss yesterday.
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They just began to get them sold by their land and their circumstances and they hurt and they playing well of course I either to but I will nonsense I want somebody to give me something to hold onto and God said to these people, you mean, even to the kingdom of Persia.
He was God got a hold of him while they sort by limited they were blessed by what is God saying when he says God can do this. God can do this, first for his people God can do anything for us. That's what is or is about God can do this for his people. You belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. God can. So what is what you dealing with its real snorting magic and I use a silly phrase pain hurts Texas model through face anxiety, depression, one could go on and on. God can do the sweetest people. Second, God can do this for the land in which he's people live write that down may run that by again. God can do this for the land in which he's people live hello yes, 1/3 one got this for his kingdom. By the way everything God can do.
He does for his glory. So member the Lord's prayer.
How does the Lord's prayer conclude what a Jesus site to von Viva glory what's in that list. They forgive us our son by your will be done in heaven. Give us help us eat help is not going to Tim Tatian. What's the end of it all glory to you, God can do this because he doesn't for his glory. It's all about him about the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. So the book of Ezra essentially is about three things I once about the people of God.
I know that sounds awfully simple, but it's very profound. It's about God's people. That's why I want to invite you to give your life to the Lord Jesus God got something very special for you and for me, and of the Bible uses the word nor the phrase God has us in the palm of his hand as let us go, and I spoke to mother recently and she told me that her son had really gotten himself involved in a lot of things and it was tough. Tough luck, heartbreaking, tough, I mean he just got himself tied up in a lot of not good things you know and started when he was about 14 just progressively by the time he got, you know, just on the side of 20. He was really in trouble, but you know all of that as we talk together this mother she just had tears running down her cheeks. I mean, I just, you know, just guys I know you know we living in a world now with a slam you because you give somebody a hug and aftermath the virus I just want to reach out just just give that sweet mother begot. She just had tears running out and finally she explained her tears not she didn't need to. But she explained she looked at me and she said Dr. Don.
She said you know I've just never*just love him so much. I'll do anything for him. My hose open my heart scoop by. I'm ready.
What can I do I would do anything because he's my son and I just love him and and and he's hurting This is God that's a picture of God right thing is fantastic. So the book of Ezra is about us. The book of Israel is about the place of the people of God. So I'm just going to go ahead and say it America. God's got with older disappointment and pinions and everybody's got opinions.
Trust me I know that I've I know that.
Trust me, I've had a few suggestions of these loss months my probably the one that just you know God-based meal really was a very gentle was a lovingly said you know the person said I love the Lord and I you and I believe and I know I know I know you told everybody that we need to look to the Lord and I know we you know, without a spiritual issue but you need to get up and call space space this is what you need to tell people they needed no who's doing this well sorry I I believe God can do this I'm I'm sticking with him because I see a sweet prove to ourselves we cannot we try Johnny Hart will we end up with his barriers and personalities and powers and kingdoms and opinions and bannings will do anything we possibly can in the whole world will go ballistic. We we can't hello America something you things loving you just putting your money in the wrong place is throwing your money down the drain. God's word says bring it to the building of the temple, put it in God's business is God can. God doesn't that's God's way. God doesn't and is was about, not just the people of God in the place of God.
But it's about the throne of God and by the way that permits when you get in Revelation chapter 4 verse two. The Bible says, then John Sadie walks encompassing the heaven, and there he sees the one seated on the throne of God and you get to Revelation chapter 21. I mean it's incredible and the Bible says, then I soul I heard a voice God speaking in our soul, then you want Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven and God said, get this. Now God said from now on I'm going to make my throwing my CT my place of my authority among where men all where mankind is in Jerusalem. So is right here. They laughed and now they need to come back in God's talking about Jerusalem hello case you wait a minute now there's some kind of connection he is God trying to tell us that he can do it for the people of God and for the land where the people of God live and ultimately for the throne of God. So listen to this.
If we're not careful we will be shaped more by the words of this world than the words of God. This is sifting going on. People, this is shaping going on careful will become shaped by the words of this world and not by the words of God. My friend David plexi and I've said that before, and countless others have said that.
But that's exactly what God has said that God is say this beside some of the world you want to come back into perspective. You want the answer come to me turned to me. Cost your care upon me, and I watch the summit to bring it all together. So God in this context does four things for his people in their land, concerning himself. He does four things ready for this one. He is not there right but would ignite. He is not what is mean to ignite one of my favorite things is to just build a fire. Boys love that you don't.
God does noting the findings God spoke see what his life. He likes the fire all about him that Jesus is the one who sponsored the piece you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher here on The Encouraging Word will be back with the rest of today's message in just a moment, please don't go away but Dr. Don Wilton remind you we are here for you 24 seven.
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You can preorder that book on our website right email@example.com that's TBW online.org now that today's message dealing with God. Part two with Dr.Spock details when you just keep the main thing the main thing you keep focusing in on Jesus, you keep your eyes cross you make absolutely certain you willing to stand up and say in my will, but I'm going to do not passage is replete got it. I love this man in order to fulfill the word of the Lord and boosted the Lord, the God of heaven meets his rights to God comes back is about me, why God can do it. Number two. He excited there excited them. Well I'm going to do it again. You can try can have a good look at it parts of you go from verse two down to verse four.
God excited them with the mission he was giving them. God knows that that's how you excite excitement is very okay watch me watch me guys, listen, somebody's gonna listen.
One of the casualties that will happen when we take our eyes off the Lord and we start fixing it on Washington DC and on problems and on viruses and only the real thing and not imagining when you start becoming a ballistic missile yourself. You start losing control, and you start lying awake will not be taking one of the casualties you lose your excitement as you taking your eyes off what really matters.
Watch me here on every member of every household, look at me all the stuff going on. It'll get into your house it again your house to get around dinnertime to interrupt your favorite TV show excitement go you not God because God can do it.
He not only not to them because he said listen, on the one that provides the spa at 65, but he excited them.
He said I want you to go back on mission excited them number one by telling them by going home pretty good excitement.
Secondly, said I want you to go and rebuild the temple. I love that some you say wait a minute. I see this all over our church see sparks of igniting going everywhere, some you sign. Wait a minute, pasta bragging right yeah I am very thankful for you. This is a great igniting going on in this church there are sparks coming from God. Excuse me the bridge. Excuse me, feeding people, providing clothing on mission for Christ rattling around what I want you getting orange this new curriculum is life-changing. That will drive you different kind of your kids again. You got staff you can do it. There's a connection there is a flow. God's exacting us around these mission we got hello crap children will follow cost you to pray God would keep me calm every time I done you to blame God.
Do you what do you people God can do this going to do with God united them.
He excited them.
Here's the third one he united them alike that he united them. You know that me like a son.
He brought them together and aggression.
So what is the devil want to do with us. America anyone got any suggestions about this. We all divided. Somebody needs to get Alaska I thought we lived in the greatest country which we do with the very spirit of democracy. Have you ever seen the rivers in the mountains and the houses in the restaurant bowl games Saturdays family freedom earning getting jobs, not Satan is trying to do to the church right dividers Boise licking his chops.
He got us men you divide us over whether to wear a mosque will not give me a break, get a life Christian people divide us over whether we open too soon or too late. Give me a break this and we had we had someone leave this church way back leave this church that me know they left the church because we all asked them to make a reservation so we could properly prepare for the children are really coming back.
Am I missing something but the same people God like a reservation to go to the restaurant all. How about this will get themselves in line for reservation to be able to be one of the 20,000 that can go to the ballgame. You think Satan wants to divide the church split Christian people apart base with you man.
Don't mess with you. I miss with you in your house. Don't mess with you and what you do with the children by name mess with you with the principles that you stand on with your convictions with the right to worship God with you for the way in which you stand up with you what a God new ignited them. He excited them and he united them. You think putting those all three together united them. Can you go and I didn't like the sucker help mom and you give it your best shot right here. They just go to chapter to read all the different tribes and people and places in homes pasta boot. They were all over the place.
He just broke the mold again you go to do this to get. I mean look at verse five. Everyone whose heart God had moved any further questions. Are you one of those God moving a hot. So there's one more night excite you not invite see a letdown are bringing invite Boston Garden for them invited said come on people it's go do this and I did. I did, you can have a full team of any sport you like you can have the most brilliant players but they don't play as a team. On the one coach as a team. Team your God says this is a go to team people. God will do all we excuse me, have you looked at us likely this team over young, rich with poor outside we inside with black will why will the church where everyone can invite anyone to come to first Baptist to encounter the living one. Anyone ever try to figure out what anyone means we decide that God because he ignites he excites you lines many invites.
I love you I done for you. I want you to do stuff with you.
Wish you all. I pray that you are more than just that wonderful South African brogue of our pastor and chief encourager on Encouraging Word Dr. Don Wilton but you the voice of God, ready to bless you to use you to do stuff like you never dreamed possible but you know he asks of one thing and that you say yes to him become a part of his family, then he is ready to use you if you've not said yes to Jesus Christ. I know all of us have been moved by the teaching of our pastor Dr. Wilson's last moments, but I pray you open your heart to what Dr. Don was to ask you to do next. God has spoken to you hasn't you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you right now. Would you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Iversen I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross. Right now I repent of my sin and I confess my sins to the Lord Jesus Christ coming to save today. Give me for my sin.
Jesus name I pray. Amen. If you pray that pray we'd love to get alongside us in the break send you some literature help you as you begin to grow and I want you to know that I love you very very much by the way, don't leave, don't go away. What you do is I'll be right if you just pray that prayer given your life to Jesus Christ or maybe rededicated your life to Christ.
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