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R1646 A Christian Response to a Personal Attack

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September 4, 2021 8:00 am

R1646 A Christian Response to a Personal Attack

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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September 4, 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 freezing of Dr. Don Wilton about a response to a personal attack has reopened God's word. Psalm 27 were also open to connect with you on our website DPW online.org is the place you can hear this program and so much more and sign up daily Encouraging Word email the TW online.org Dr. Don Wilton being a Christian bring into our lives. The cross of Christ suffering David King David had everything. He's a very good illustration for us even though we lived in a different day and age. He he was a very blessed person. He came from royalty and yet he faced great struggles in his life. I want to read to you what he wrote in Psalm 27, which just read that you follow along with me.

In Psalm 27 in the midst of the personal attacks that he was facing the Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear the Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid when evil men and violence against me to develop my flesh when my enemies and my foes attack me. They will stumble and fall only besiege me. My heart will not fear the war break out against me. Even then will I be confident. One thing I ask of the Lord, and this is what I see that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble. He will keep me safe in his dwelling.

He will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle, and save me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy.

I will sing and make music to the Lord, hear my voice when I call the Lord, be merciful to me, and on Simi.

My heart says of you seek his face your face, Lord, I will see do not hide your face from me.

Do not turn your servant away in anger. You've been my hope do not reject me or forsake me, or God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me. The Lord will receive me, teach me your way. Oh Lord, and lead me in a straight path because of my precious do not turn me over to the desire of my foes. False witnesses rise up against me breathing out violence. I'm still confident of this. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living wait for the Lord be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord by the Lord right that would, upon our hearts. The beautiful thing about knowing Jesus being a Christian person is not that you and I are not under attack. The devil is as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

You are not on target number one and the devil will throw everything that you you really think he wants you to be happy and rejoicing in the Lord, do you really think God wants a unified church.

God does. That's what he intends. So the name such things is you kidding me you really think the devil wants you to have a happy family life you you really think the devil wants your children to grow up loving the Lord enjoying life. Having the best time in the world but but doing it in a wholesome godlike fashion. You think the devil loves that God does. That's what he's desires.

The devil sees him to get them. I want to get him so watch this one is the Christian response. Let me just give this if we go to Psalm 27.

What is it that God saves to Sherrod as I'm going to give you just five major points and you might want to write these down and they will mold into your own life if you get a respond to your personal attack in your life like David Garrett's number one establish your foundation this one. The Bible is very clear, the Lord is my light, my celebration therefore whom shall I fit establish your foundation. I invite you today in light of God's word reestablish who you are right now. But do that before God. You know I'll use that term. Every now and again I am a Christian I am the same as you. With all that life has to offer. Where the me headaches, tummy aches all the battles and struggles.

The health issues. People go through the relentless hammering the lack of funding. All of establish your foundation. Who are you my friend have you given your heart to Jesus. I invite you to give your life to Christ. If you haven't given your life to Christ.

I can guarantee you some.

He is the best friend ever have is wrong and I'm telling you is off your listening to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher on The Encouraging Word. There's more about our rock, our home coming up in just a minute as Dr. Wilson completes today's message he wants to know we're here for you to pray with you anytime at 866898668999673 or email us at online@tewonline.org use our website that's TEW online.org. It's a great place to sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email a wonderful free email devotional from Dr. Wilson and so many more great resources like this fresh book from Dr. Charles Stanley along with a message from Dr. Skilling on your life. Are you thinking about getting out on LinkedIn not to be carried on the Christian journey much is at stake this month that Dr. will then two special resources to send you for your gift that supports the Encouraging Word you will receive Dr. Wilson's inspiring message progressing along with courageous faith by Dr. Charles Emily needs ministry resources will help fight your staying the course on the Christian journey, 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 973 and request pressing forward and the bone is courageous faith for supporting The Encouraging Word cannot fulfill our mission without now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton is a good one. Identify your father.

Now this might take a little while, and you may need some help and counsel in prayer and fasting and examination listen, you know, one of the things that's very common about hurting people. It becomes hard to listen to what others say when you yourself are hurting, that's a tough one. Can I give you a clue. If you just recently have saved your wife with your husband.

I don't need to hear your opinion you Rick, you got a stubborn streak in your establish your attackers.

So in this passage David established three groups, one people he called them evil men. Verse two people individuals. Individuals will attack by the way, I've never seen a pew in the church attack anybody I've seen people fall over them. You know it's not things that attackers people.

That's just reality. And David identifies that evil people. Evil men, people, singular, who is whose making your life miserable right now.

Identify number two enemies in the second part of verse two, he says when my enemies attacked me.

He moves from people enemies he moves from one on one to being outnumbered by the way, what I enemies it's just more people.

It is on top brilliant today is just a few more people like gang warfare yell they come and they come.

I remember when I was a boy in Africa and I was out on a peer in the Indian Ocean with some friends of mine offer youth group like three of us in two other wise personalities approached us with slick knobs inside of you remember what flick knives all and we said well we can at least try to stand up against these two. Even though we were scared to death because they were coming one on one and we outnumbered them by few and then all of a sudden around the corner came another 25 of them. You know I did. I turned, ran and jumped off the edge of the pier. On the other end into the Indian Ocean.

We great white shark saw Andrade getting Bosch often face in the me groups of them so here's the point folks we facing what you facing the third group he categorizes all means.

Look at verse three, though, and all me, besiege me in many ways he's talking here about three groups me and that other person to me and that group of people and then he still grabbed me of the entire nation justifying is establishing his attack. Your mind may be completely different. What is the devil ringing against who is using your ear at the moment who's bringing you down. Who is it that keeps telling you that you're so useless and worthless has to be someone because you fighting against someone you identify work that that's what David did. He just pinpointed said, Lord, show me what I'm dealing with who I'm dating someone establish a foundation number to identify your target number three and I love this.

This is my favorite part determine your in the game, you got that term in your in game what is it that you are striving for. You know, one of the things that we are engaged in the lot in our churches, pre-marital counseling.

So we have a couple that are about to be married and they have fallen in love with each other and those of us who are privileged to counsel them and offer them some words of counsel and advice. We talk to them ready about what is it what is your in game because you're in game will define very clearly your strategy to get the if you aim at nothing you going to accomplish nothing. You got to get to the point in your life in which you say Lord you know what I'm under attack and I don't want to live like this anymore. I want to be whole. I want to be happy. I want to be food, food.

I want to contribute. I want to love my family. I want to stop being like this I want to stop hurting like this I want to stop behaving like this, whatever it is that you going through in your life determine your ingoing. David had three definitions of these ingoing which are wonderful inverse full. He's the first of these in game wants to hear the words well done. I love that that's just to be every Christian's ingoing look what he sees. Here in verse four. The second part he sees. He says this is one thing that all I ask of the Lord, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord days of my life.

You don't. The Bible says about that. The Bible says, the day will come when Jesus will look into your face through his beautiful eyes and say to you, well done good and faithful servant that's in in. I want Jesus to say that of me, Lord, what do I need to do in order to accomplish my ingoing number two to hold steady. The second part of the definition of these ingoing look at verse five. For in the day of trouble. He will keep me safe in his dwelling. Now we can unpack that in eschatology and in times just listen to me folks what David was affirming was this he was.

Not saying one day he was saying right now in the midst of my struggle. My ingoing was to hold steady. I left. I knew no one there to man.

I'm going to be right there.

I know I don't feel like being in worship. But I'm going because I know God's going to speak to all guarantee there's at least one person listening to me today. The loss thing you wanted to do was to be worshiping rock right aren't you glad you did then you Q can you hear what David saying because you establish your ingoing all right. All of those of you that are married. If you're out of fellowship right now what you ingoing wanted to establish an in game right now before God. You know that your marriage is under attack. You know it.

Nobody needs to tell you that what you ingoing to love one another to forgive one another to live in joy to go have the same joy that you had when you first see it I do to one another establish you ingoing watch what happens. The pieces start falling into place. God's going to speak to you. That's what he said I my ingoing is not just to hear the words well done offer on Bob but the hold steady, because I know you going to place me in a rock and number three to worship regardless. I love the food in game of David. Look at verse six he says, in the latter part of verse six. He says I will sing and make music to the Lord. If you read that whole passage he said listen, regardless of what happened. I'm going to worship I'm going to worship regardless. I'm gonna worship regardless that's powerful man all right establish a foundation identify your attackers determine your in game number four. Now it's time to speak your request. Speak your request. Now you ready. That's what David did look at verse seven through seven sees very clearly hear my voice when he spoke his request.

There are the four things that he requested. That's all right. You can request these four things from God right in the midst of the struggle that you going to number one hear me, you seven. God does hear he still wants you lost, you know on the Friday Karen La Winton meant our family, half way between here in Atlanta. If you've ever been. It's cold like particle and we just found a place on the edge of the lake chairs and sat there played with the kids for my grandkids with the you know my grandkids called me Chief and I love we just have the based on you know that you know that I love them but they still cost me Chief watch, listen here. Pay attention. You know on Thursday.

My oldest son Rob's twins and Nicole my little granddaughter came to visit us and not chase them around the house and scare the daylights out of them and we just have the based time to give and I just love them with all my heart you know that God knows that you know that he is your heavenly father, but he still wants you to ask him to listen up this something very beautiful about Chrissy's heavenly father. So here it is.

Hear me.

Second one. Look at me.

I can imagine David saying that that's what he says in verse nine it's right there, he says do not hide your face from me now why did David say that David said that because he knew that God cannot look upon sin, he was recognizing the righteousness of God.

That's when you turn to God and say Lord please hear me, and secondly, look at me you are saying, Lord, listen I'm under attack and I want you to know it's not all on those who are attacking me. I'm a sinner please look at me, you don't. God knows he says okay and he looks at you while you mean gives me looks at me because the number three teach me to write this in the passage verse 11 teach me away. Show me what I must, you know, I've tried my best to tell you.

Well you need to identify your tech and how's it going what's troubling you, who's the one who is really going to do that anyone like to tell me today the Lord Jesus will show you that we we love to, pointed each eye lit me tell you exactly what's wrong with you. Well, there's a certain level which we can certainly help each other right.

The greatest want to do that is the one who teaches us a number four hold me. I love the fourth request, hold me, hold me look at verse 12. Do not turn me over to the desire of my phone.

Do not turn me up. By the way, in the Hebrew text that means please don't let me go.

Please don't let me go hold me, don't let me go. It's a beautiful picture that's in the middle of that attack, nor would you just put your arms around me, would you just hold me. So where does that leave us point number five we done a study of personal.

A Christian's response to personal tech. Where does that leave me number five weight return wait your turn.

I totally love verse 13. David say this, he said, I'm still confidence that I will see the goodness of the Lord and I'm gonna wait for him. I'm going to be strong, and I'm gonna wait for and by the way, waiting your turn literally means just what it means.

It means just have a complete full trust in God but God's got me by the way God and instant coffee, don't go together. You know you don't drive up to a God machine and say you know I'll have a little bit of rock.

No, he's he's God, he's God you know we were sitting out they on the edge of Lake Park will on Friday and docking was sitting in her chair and she was telling the story to everyone and all of a sudden Charlie was standing in front of her and said ducky I need to tell you this and I want to tell you the subducting said Charlie, I'm talking about ducky.

I want you to know, and we Winton. I found this bird unrebutted, excuse me Charlie. I am talking you let me finish saying what I'm going to say and then you control. I know we will say that to our children and for just a brief second he stood there on the discipline like a volcano about to erupt like life's not fair like this is the worst thing that's ever happened to me in my entire life. Like you mean you interrupted me ducky and then she finish and she said not Charlie. What is it that you would like to tell us and their time in a gone looks at us says listen I really love reading I got I got wait on me. Trust me watchman see what I can do you value hingedly as many in our worship center. Bowing their heads, afraid you'd open your heart to what not only Dr. Don said today the power of the Holy Spirit speaks through The Encouraging Word God Florida Sterger heart, perhaps right now is the time for response is Dr. Darla closing thoughts today. Thank you for listening today it's been such a joy, sharing God's word like this.

Isn't it amazing how you can hear God speak through his word and by his spirit right now.

I'm going on askew.

You give your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, you would wanted to pray this prayer with me right there. God, I know that I miss and I need Jesus. I need to be forgiven of myself. I confess my sin to you, and I receive them tomorrow. My life in Jesus name I pray, my friend, if you praying that Craig God, not any hood, but he's on signal. The Bible says they that call upon the name of the Lord Jesus will be say I want to connect.

You can visit us W online.TW online.org or you can call us at 866-899-9673.

Okay you want me to give that again. You might want to write it down.

Mike noted that number 866-899-9673 let's connect because we got a lot of growing together. Perhaps you just pray along with Dr. Wilton as he was leaving and that prayer to give your life to Christ or to rededicate your life to Jesus. If so, Dr. Wilton has free resources. He wants you to have if you'll call us at 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 would love to give you these resources to pray with you and connect with other resources, even on our website TW online.org and while your outer website. TW online.org sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Don and discover more about who we are at The Encouraging Word we believe the world needs more of this deadly based teaching by Dr. Wilton delivers every single broadcast and we're doing this with partnerships prayerfully and financially with friends like you again discover more on our website about how you can be a partner with us in sharing the life-changing power of Jesus. TW online.org

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