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R310 How Can I Know That I Am Saved, Pt.2

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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April 15, 2021 8:00 am

R310 How Can I Know That I Am Saved, Pt.2

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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April 15, 2021 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible-based preaching up Dr. Don Wilton here The Encouraging Word today were wrapping up the second part of a message began yesterday with Dr. Wilton giving us an understanding of this definition of what is to be saved to gain clarity in our life and more than that to continue to express that clarity in the way we live out our life as followers of Jesus while we study the word together headed the first John, beginning in chapter 1 verse eight in just a few moments know that were available for you.

We love to pray with you and for you on our phone line at 8668998668999673 or we connect online as well as TW online.org that's the place where everyone's discovering the new book from Dr. Wilton about Billy Graham.

Again, that's TW online.org with Dr. Don, what hope is there some sick will outside of the fact that we can know that we know that we know Paul put it like this, though, in Christ, we think we can ever fight good bondage of the grace of God. Paul said in his letter to Rome.

What shall we continue in sin that grace may abound, God today use I will then that gives me a license to sin as long as it troubles me. I'm okay. I want you to know that is not what God's word is teaching.

Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound, God forbid, that is not what the word of God teaches my friends. Maybe you're seated here this morning, you'd say to me pasta my son made a decision for Christ when he was paid online on channel 16 and today is a grown man. He doesn't come to church and he shows no interest in spiritual things.

How do I know he's a Christian will knock off the question is he sensitive to sin does sin bother him.

I can look at all these young people whom I love so much and I can say to young people today teenagers when you're out there on Saturday night when nobody else sees you and your parents are not around and nobody to check on you and your out there with your friends and your in places that nobody knows about the acid test of your salvation does sin bother you if you just join in with the group and float down the stream with all the other dead fish and entering to sin and it makes no difference. It doesn't matter how many times you sitting charge on a Sunday morning, you are not sensitive to sin and according to God's word. You all not say I went to a man many years ago in Pensacola, Florida that walked out on his family. I want you to know I will never forget that because my initial experience with this man. He almost kicked me out of the zone so I was in Pensacola, Brownsville, Tennessee. This man looked at me and he said to me, preacher. I want you to know you see that little Baptist Church. I was baptized down the my father was a deacon there. I went to Sunday school day.

I go to church whenever I feel like a good preacher you got Dana coming to my house and tell me how to live and what to do and what I can do with my life whatever I want is my business. I want you to know. Framed that man according to God's word is not say no matter what anybody has to say about my sensitive to sin. Look at that verse again. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. Number two I can know that I know that I'm saved if I'm submissive to God's commandments, I can experience God by knowing that I know that I know that I'm saved if I'm submissive to God's commandments look at one John chapter 2 in verse three, four and five. We know that we have come to know him CII didn't make this up.

I wish I had.

I would've put a patent on that and imagine my time to the church. We know that this is God's word.

You see, this is God's patent. I like that. Actually, God's patent. We know that we know that we know that we know that we have come to know him.

How do we know that there is if we obey his come all the man who says I know I am and read that again in case you missed the man, a woman who says but of course I know him I'm okay but does not do what he commands his walk on my mind mom sweet mother used to get so upset with the three boys when we would call each other lives. You know, it's just not a slavery word is writer in the word of God to strong word.

Listen to the man who says I know him, but does not do what he commands is a lie and the truth is not in him. There it is again.

But if anyone obeys his word. God's love is truly made complete in him.

This is how we know that we are in him.

How do I know that I know that I know that I'm saved number one if I'm sensitive to sin number two if I am submissive to God's commands. Now what does that mean just what it means.

Do I genuinely want to do what God wants me to do.

Do you want to do what God wants you to do. We just got experiencing God knowing and doing the will of God. That's what it's all about. Do you as an individual person. Do you genuinely and sincerely before God want to do what God wants you to do. Now that's a question that you can only Anza before God that you might say to me this morning will pasta.

Does this mean that I must have always done exactly what God wants me to do. No ma'am no sir, because if you always did exactly what God always wanted you to do just what you'd be sinless. You'd be perfect.

The Bible says we are not exempt from sin.

We are sensitized to sin. And so when I do what God wants me to do.

Guess what happens. It bothers me.

You got it. It bothers me. It troubles me and gives me the jitterbug. It makes me unhappy. You know why because I'm standing outside of the parameters of God's will. I'm not doing what God wants me to do and if I'm not doing what God wants me to do because I'm sensitized to sin, it troubles me.

Why because as a born-again believer as a Christian man I genuinely want to do what God wants me to do. You can put a member of acid taste on yourself. Are you prepared to go exactly where God wants you to go God came to you today and saved you. I want you to go here. There will day. I want you to be a missionary. I want you to going to the ministry. I want you to move your job. I want you to change when you do. God told you to do it would you do young people is God interested in who we date absolutely God's interested in everything that we do do you consult God with regard to you date the University you go to the things that you do the places that you frequent the manner in which you speak.

The Bible says I can know that I know that I'm saved number one in my sensitive to send number two I'm I submissive to God's commands. Number three.

Garrett is writing down and I saturated in God's love my saturated in God's love. One John chapter 3 and verse 14. One John chapter 3 in verse 14.

I can know that I'm saved I can know that I experiencing I can experience God by knowing that I'm saved, how if I'm saturated in God's love one John chapter 3 verse 14 narratives we know that we have pasta from day to live.

This is probably the most succinct summary of John chapter 3 in verse 16 for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not die but should have eternal life. Listen to what the apostle said, he says, we know that we have pasta from day to live. We know that we've been born again by the spirit of God. We know that we've had our sins forgiven.

We know that we receive eternal life. We know that one day when we died.

Jesus were to come again. That began to be transported by the Angels to be seated at the feast table of the king. We know that we have pasta from day until I how do we know that because we feel good as we always walk around with a smile on our place as we foster the church because we sing in the choir because we give money to the poor. How do we know that we pause from their flap well.

Garrett is because we love the brothers we love brothers and sisters we love one another. Anyone who does not blow remains in there. That word is an eternal word with eternal significance and would definitely by the way, is the same word that is used in Revelation chapter 20 and verse 15. The second day eternal day separation from God forever and forever damn that has no semblance of life in it whatsoever. Yeah, the apostle says we know that coupons from death to life, because we love the brethren. Anyone who does not love remains in their binding day continues in this is lost is headed for Christ. This eternity you say to me this morning pasta. What is it mean to be saturated in God's love well to be saturated in God's love means that you are overwhelmed by the love of God living and reining in your heart. People all over this congregation, just like it. No question about I've experienced it firsthand. No question about this Tony what a precious lady right thing. I've taken love a lady more than was Tony she such a blessing you know the first time I met you Tony. You probably don't even remember this but you said a couple of things to me that I'm telling you just never forget I'm going to share them around here so you don't need to be nervous about. But I want you to know I love that lady from the day that offers sore now. The first time I met Tony some three years ago it was just like instantaneous even have to walk up to me and do something extraordinary cheating. After pulling her arms around me cheating have to say a whole lot she didn't have to reach in a jacket pocket and take out a wallet and give me $100.

Now she could've if she wanted to but she didn't have to do all these kinds of things to try and win over my love. It was just instantaneous Mr. Hayden over there. What a precious man, I say to myself I'm not going to start calling names in your I listen I could go down one row off for another rank throughout this congregation and talk about the love of God's people in God's house among one another. Jesus put it like this he say by this child, man know that you all my disciples, how you you love one another is that the most powerful definition of who we are as followers of Jesus Christ were defined by our love, because Jesus is so exemplary in his teaching of us to love one another thing I've ever seen anyone argued into the faith, but I've seen so many people loved to Christ as we stretch our arms out like Jesus did on the cross and embrace those that need Jesus know that that embraces for you as well. If you like to talk with someone or pray with someone.

Our phone numbers. A great way to connect 866-899-WORD is the number that's 866-899-9673 or keyboard keyboard on our website TW online.org is the place you find so many resources, including the brand-new book with Dr. Don talking about Saturdays with Billy. His experiences as being the pastor of Dr. Billy Graham for over 25 years will give you little more details about that later in the broadcast.

With such an important book such a great tool for inspiration and encouragement to get details online@twonline.org back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton say to me pasta.

What is the mark of a born-again believer a born-again believer is someone who loves me not.

You love people.

What's gonna happen is you going to speak from a heart of love, your attitude is going to be motivated from a heart of love, your actions again to be based upon love the things that you do because of the love and the Bible says that you know that you pasta from day until I became saturated in God's love books that happened to me. My wife would tell you there was a time when I was a bit of an angry, person, God got a hold of my life. I can truly stand in front of this congregation of diet Dr. site empty words. The word love is so empty today I can say from the bottom my heart that I love every one of you so dearly in the Lord Jesus Christ from the heart. No matter where you come from where you being what you've done. I love you in the Lord Jesus Christ.

How can you and I know that we know that we know that we say am I sensitive to send my submissive to God's commandments and my saturated in God's love number four number four and my filled with God's spirit and I do with God's spirit.

Chapter 3 in verse 24.

The first part of chapter 24 goes to the second point in my submissive to God's commandments.

The second part of verse 24 goes to four point am I folded God spirit listen to this and this is how we know that he lives in us, there is again talking about the indwelling of God by his spirit. This is how we know that he lives in us.

How do we know that he lives in us because we smile all day closer as we preach a sermon closer as we give gifts. No sir because we are members of the church closer.

We know that he lives in us. We know it by the spirit which he gave to us. Look at chapter 4 and verse 13.

Read it again. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his spirit. Now when you receive the spirit of God, the Bible says the instantaneous moment that you repaved in your sin and by faith trusting Jesus Christ you received all of God the father. All of God the son, and all of God the Holy Spirit. You don't perceive the Holy Spirit consequent or subsequent to salvation, and the word of God says my friends that the way in which you can know that you say is if you got the spirit of God in you, which leads us to a very very good question, but I do think having the spirit of God living in me means that I can know that I'm sorry. How do I know if I got the spirit of God in me.

How do I know God spirit is in me. There are three ways that you can know you got God spirit in you ready write these down there important in having the spirit of God living in you is the way that you can know that you saved yet is the way you can know you got the spirit of God in you. Number one. Are you sensitive to certain some of you going to take a little while to catch on to this this morning. Number one.

Are you sensitive to certain you say to me pasta.

Why is being sensitive to sin a sign of the Holy Spirit in me. It's assigned my friend because one of the functions of the Holy Spirit is to convict me of my sin is the Holy Spirit who sensitizes me to send it is not me.

That is why the world out there will do what ever they want to do in what manner they wanted and I couldn't care you know why because they are not sensitized to sin by the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit.

How can sin bother them outside of their human conscience. The human conscience and the indwelling convicting power of the spirit of God ought to different things altogether. Number one I can know that I but the spirit of God in me if I'm sensitive to send number two. I can know God, but the spirit of God in me if I'm submissive to God's command, you say why.

Simply put, my friends, because if it wasn't for the spirit of God.

I do what Frank Sinatra are all blue eyes been trying to get America to do for you. I do it my way. That's right, it's the me generation. When you talk about baby boomers old Buddhism baby busters a whatever type of group you want to put anybody in. I want you to know that the word tells us my friends that those who are outside of Christ are the me generation whether they were born a thousand years ago will not because everything in those outside of Christ points everything in those who are inside. Christ points out quick one who has Jesus living in his heart is going to point out quick so that others might become the beneficiary of what is in our hearts in line. That's why missions is so important to the Christian man and the Christian women because we did.

That is why evangelism is priority.

That is why we must keep the main thing the main thing why because we want others to know the joy that we know so how can I know about the spirit of God in me number one in my sensitive to certain number two in my submissive to God's commands number three and my saturated in God's love well you say to me today pasta.

Why does being saturated in God's love mean that I know that I booked the spirit of God in the you want me to tell you why because some people are jolly hard to love one thing all know doctors don't don't do that to him just not I mean focus it on everybody. Everybody ever meet all people just all lovable, cuddly, cute, no sir. Some people are jolly hard to love. There are some very difficult people in the world.

I wonder if you've ever made a really difficult person you sites back I sideswiped your sites off notes down always on their feet always got something to say always got a question always gotten along always mad about something doesn't matter what you do. They always gonna be mad about something that always gonna bring it up doesn't matter what fool what it's always there. I'm going to tell you friend in the workplace in the marketplace and the church placed on the playgrounds of life. There are many people including ourselves who are not always easy to love.

So how do we love not because of us but because of me, but because of the spirit of God is in me the spirit of God enables me and enables you to love other people. You have the spirit of God in you say to me this morning pasta. How can I know that I know that I'm saying you ready for it. Number one.

Are you sensitive to sin number two. Are you willingly submissive to God's, you really want to do what God wants you to number three. Are you saturated in God's love when Apotex now.

Please notice that we are talking about, you know, smoochy, smoochy, love you. We not talking about how the Bubba Bubba stop. We are talking about bubblegum and fraud we not talking about just all walking around in sum, false orbit, we talking about a genuine stuff that comes from the way you just know that people love it.

It's just they just swallowed it is the mark of the church is the very fabric of God's house is the fiber that drives everything that God's people do for the site of the Lord Jesus Christ. Are you saturated in God's love. You come prepared and armed to the teeth to break others down, or do you love people. Number four. Are you filled with God's spirit. You know that you filled with God's. And then there is one final one. Do you believe the Scriptures you believe the Scriptures see the Bible says in one John chapter 5 in verse 13 I write these things unto you who believe on the name of the son of God. Why why these things written unto you, that you may know that you know that you know that you know that you have eternal life. You see, my friend. The issue is this.

Do you believe God's word yes or no if you believe God's word.

What is God's word say dear to what is God's word. I had a man come to me many years ago when I preach this message and he said to me pasta. I believe three out of the five but you cannot say those other two things I sent you my dear brother. I didn't say those other two things God's way and saved the do you believe the word on that basis. Do you know you know that you know you know that your site would you bow your heads with me this morning you say to that issue with the Lord Jesus Christ my friend. That's the simple question settled. Perhaps you listen to Dr. Wilson before and he never finishes a message without challenging us about where we are interfaith for the week started that journey with Jesus Christ, or whether not we maybe need to make some course corrections you like to have someone talk with your phone numbers 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 and would be our honor and privilege to talk with you, pray, would you connect with some resources for right now I want to connect you with our pastors. He comes back in the studio not preaching, not teaching but just sharing his heart.

Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that. Why don't you pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, I know that you love me very, very much and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came and died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my seven day I repented myself, I can face my sin and I invite you to come into my heart, Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer that may be the first one welcome to the family of one. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying how very important this is for me: so we can talk to connect to the right vice, you can begin this wonderful June and in just a moment.

I'm in a come back with the final if you just freed Dr. Wilson.

Moments ago to give your life to Christ. We dedicate your life were so excited to see what God's going to do next. We left, we encourage you, pray for you and Dr. Wilson has resources he wants you to have absolutely free. Just call us at 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 love to connect with those resources you can do it on our website as well, which is filled with resources TE W online.org that's TE W all online.org and you'll discover more about this brand-new resource Saturdays with Billy. Hello everyone I'm gone and I know that most people in the identified Dr. Billy Graham is the man who preached the gospel millions of people around the world, friend of presidents and prime ministers Wiens and King. What was Mr. Graham like I had the extraordinary privilege and to know Mr. Graham is both frame and as he supposed over the years I would drive every Saturday to visit him right theory needs in North Carolina, we'd sit and walk in about families politics and faith all the things frames share with each other.

My friendship with Mr. Brian changed my life and it is my hope that some of the stories Saturdays with lace broad-based call now to discover how you can get your copy at 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 we'll find out more details on our website TE W online.org that's TE W on the.org connect for your book and those resources and let us encourage


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