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September 14, 2021 8:00 am
Encouraging Word for you and me today by the Dr. Don Wilton as we continue to study the open got together and are open to pray with you anytime 24 hours a day at 86689986 689-996-7324 hours a day almost break or connect with wonderful resources. Right now the resource that is having so many responses so much to reorder. It's called is this the end to remarkable message. Dr. Wilton is this the end times. Find more details about that in the book thinking is coming firstname.lastname@example.org balance in our hearts and God's word together. The Bible-based preaching up Dr. Don Wilton going to be in one of the most exciting Bible studies, one could ever imagine. Turn with me to Hebrews in chapter 1 the book of Hebrews. In chapter 1, may I present to you the son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews chapter 1, you need your Bibles turn with me there to verse one in the cost, God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days, God has spoken to us by his son, whom God appointed heir of all things and through whom God made the universe. I watch verse three, the son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ is the radiance of God's glory.
He is the exact representation of his being. He is sustaining all things by his powerful word. Now listen to what I'm about to say may the Lord write his word on our hearts.
Can I just read the lost part of that verse again.
Jesus Christ is sustaining all things by his powerful word by the Lord Jesus Christ write his word upon our hearts, the Lord Jesus Christ superior in all things.
Number one, we have discovered that he is the heir of all things. Number two right there in verse two he is the maker of all things, but there is 1/3 dynamic that is introduce Jared in the heart of God that is remarkable.
Listen to what God's Word teaches us by his Spirit, and through his word. God tells us number three that the Lord Jesus Christ is the radiance of God's glory. Now want you to just think about these two words for just a moment radiance and glory not just going to simply submit the years, we begin to think about what this means, concerning Jesus Christ, that God's glory is his radiance and God's radiance is his glory talk about the glory of God. You talk about the radiance of God. If you talk about the radiance of God, you are talking about the glory of God back into the scheme of things. God tells us something that is remarkable beyond human comprehension. God informs us that Jesus Christ is not only the terrible things he's not only the maker of all things, but he is the radiance of God's glory. Now what do you suppose God means by this well three things amongst many others. No doubt what it means that Jesus Christ is the transmitter of God's glory. Now want you to just think about this word to transmit right now if you got) to the original language again to find that the Greek word that we deal with that concerns radiance literally means translated directly to send false black man, who is God. God is like, and there is a sense if you will beg my pardon. Please understand when I make a statement like this that I'm begging the Lord God in heaven by his grace to allow me to make a statement concerning what God says but I'm going to submit to you that there is a sense in which God from before the foundation of the world gathered to himself.
He's only son Jesus Christ is God and said to him, son.
I have something for you to do and the son said to the father. What is it father and he said I want you to say all my lack I the light of the world and I want you to be the transmitter that I now want to know not what you leave because it means in the second place, the radiance of God's glory that Jesus Christ is not only the transmitter of the glory of God. But it means in the second place that Jesus Christ is the EDA toll of God's glory. Now watch this because Jesus Christ was willing to be obedient, even unto the death of the cross because the angels in heaven, where able to say, behold, the light of the world because Jesus Christ made because of his sacrifice upon the cross.
He provided purification for sin, because he has conquered and because he is now seated at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. He has the right mighty God to be the transmitter and the media. A total of God's glorious calamity is the radiance of God's glory and if he has the ability to transmit God's glory. It means that his ability to transmit brings the glory of God to man, and his ability to mediate means that he has the ability to bring man to God. I love folks watch what happened in Christ Jesus Christ Jesus is the radiance of the glory of Almighty God hears the transmitter he brings the glory of God to man because he became man because of his death upon the cross. He is now the mediator of the glory of God. He is now and we are now able to be reconciled to the father because he brings man to the glory of God. When God tells us that Jesus Christ is the radiance of God's glory is not any transmit to remediate all but he is the express or of God's glory. What is that mean that means that Jesus Christ is the full expression of God in human history. That's what it means friends. I want to tell you again. I don't want to beat melodrama, but when people tell me that I can be religious, but I need to back off on Jesus Christ. I cannot do it.
You know why because Jesus Christ is the expression of God in human history outside of Jesus Christ.
You and I all and we have nothing. He is the express of God's glory. What is that mean that means first.
Then Jesus Christ reveals God if he expresses God to me if that is an essential component of the radiance of God's glory. It means he reveals God. That means number two that he communicates God he communicates God. The heart and the holiness of God. That means number three that he expresses God. I want you to just imagine I bought a grape in my hand here for a moment. If I take a little gripe and I squeeze it. What comes out of it. Grape juice in case any of you are struggling how folks listen tells us that Jesus Christ is the radiance of God's glory. That means he transmits God's glory. He mediates God's glory. He expresses God's glory and as the express all of God's glory.
He reveals God and he communicates God, but he expresses God's glory in the sense that Jesus Christ is God in heaven. From before the foundation of the world being squeeze out a promise or and boy was Jesus squeezed out when he took upon himself the ability to reduce the Godhead to the birth canal of a mere mortal woman want to sacrifice, but if he is the expression of God's glory.
He not only reveals God and communicates God and expresses God, but he emits God as if under pressure and he also seen something special from God, not you love it when there's a knock on your goal and it's birthday or anniversary and you open it and they some fella standing there and he says special delivery and you look and there's that beautiful array of flowers so there's that special gift from a special friend, and it's been brought to its being delivered specially for you. When the Angels of God came down from heaven they made an announcement concerning the radiance of God's glory.
The life which had been same. From heaven above, and I said is the beloved son of God express the very glory of Almighty God inhibits somebody say you would've thought the way I watched a little bit of football on television yesterday that the most important thing was whether my team won the game. I want to tell you something, my friends, when God tells us these things shocking to well it seems remarkable because God tells us not only is he the radiance of God's glory. But not before he is the image of God. Folks are gonna need to listen to this.
Look at 300 verse three everybody look at verse three. Listen to what God says here he says the son is the radiance of God's glory and I love this.
This really gets to me.
He is the exact representation of God's reading interested to know that that word representation is the word I call EIKON we know what that means. An icon is an image but did you notice here that God by his Spirit in his word is not saying that Jesus Christ is just an image. He doesn't look like God.
The old Gnostics you know what they believe.
They believe that Jesus Christ was just the appearance of God, God VeriSign trust. Listen, I want to tell you something. I'm not talking about some double idle.
I'm not talking about a replica or a monument.
I'm not telling you that Jesus Christ kind of sort of resembles the father which is in heaven says to you, I want you to know something about my son in whom I am well pleased that the son of the living God exact the very although that I know one of the Jesus say if you see me seeing my phone.
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I mean, what right does this man have to call himself the son of God, you want me to tell you what right by God's right by God's authority because he is God he is the very image of God. Now what is it mean that means two things. That means number one that he is the exact portrait of God and if he is the exact portrait of God. It means that Jesus Christ is the physical exactness of God if he is the image of God, exactly, and the portrait of God. He is the optical exactness of God. Listen to me, beloved friends today. Ladies and gentlemen. Jesus Christ is the optical exactness of God. It means that Jesus Christ into using human terminology. Jesus Christ has been constructed to assist in the slap all that which is true. If he is the exact portrait of God.
He is the physical exactness of God.
He is the optical exactness of God. He is the counterpart of God's exactness. He is the description of God's exactness.
He is not only the exact portrait of God. He is the exact reproduction of God not tell you one of the most horrific things that is sweeping. This will today is the matter of cloning I want to make an announcement from the heart of God.
I'm not in a scientist I'm not a brilliant man. I know nothing about anybody, but I'm going to tell you what cloning is all about my friends cloning is simply the sinfulness of mankind have the audacity to stand up and say I will prove to God once and for all that there is that apart from him. I want to prove to God that man has the ability to create and re-create and retype the image of God and there is a sense in which God is standing in the portals of heaven & Korea toll and I want to tell you there is only one who is like unto me, and that is my son and he is the exact image of my being gone see my friends of Jesus Christ is the exact reproduction of God means simply that when you look at Jesus Christ you look at God. Jesus Christ is the exact reproduction of God. It means that when you listen to Jesus Christ. And when you listen to him speak, you hear a word from God. It means that when you see Jesus Christ love you watch God.
Jesus Christ is the exact reproduction of God.
It means that when you observe a minister. You are being impacted by God means that when you are touched by him. You are being touched by the hand of God. Jesus Christ is superior.
Well, there's 1/4 thing that the Bible teaches us. The Bible tells us that he is the sustainer of all things. Verse three with me remarkable friends I want you to just just listen concentrate for a moment get your Bible out… Just soak into if you are not beloved people as born-again believers you love Jesus Christ and who believe in his word.
If we get to see if we understand what it is that God is saying to us, it will radically transform our walk with him. It will make us into the kinds of disciples that God expects us to be what is he tell us here. He says that Jesus Christ is the sustainer of all things, and by the way, for those of you that are in two languages that is present continuous tense. He is the sustained continuous present. Thanks.
That means that from before the foundation of the world. He was sustaining when he came to this earth. He continued to sustain offscreen God.
He continued to sustain when he was seated at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven is what continues. Why because he is… Of all things by his powerful word. What is it mean that he is the sustainer of all things. That means two things that are so profoundly hard to speak about number one.
That means that Jesus Christ alone guarantees the continuance of all things, and it means number two that Jesus Christ alone guarantees the constancy of all things now friends if you going to talk about two things that Jesus Christ sustains you have to talk about continuance and you gotta talk about constancy. The first thing you gotta understand his creation that Jesus Christ created all things, because he was the agent through whom God created but once having created all things, guarantees the continuance and the constancy of God's creation.
How does everything stay in place will God tells us we don't need a scientist to work this out and it Jesus Christ guarantees the continuance in the constancy. There are three things that are guaranteed. Number one he will not disrupt God's plan for the ages number two. He will not relinquish his sustaining power over the universe. Jesus Christ guarantees constancy and continuance. I will tell you this, that he will not disrupt God's plan for the ages and he will not relinquish his sustaining power of the universe and number three he will not suspend the laws of God think about. Consider, just for a moment what instant destruction would happen if the Earth's rotation slowed down just that much just a little bit. We know because of all of our schooling that the sun has a surface temperature of about 12,000°F friends listen if the sun went any closer to us, we would all burn up. If the sun went just a little bit further away from us. We would all freeze Clovis to on an exact angle of 23° why we are provided with four seasons summer, winter, autumn and spring. If you get the moon. I want to think about this.
If the moon did not retain its exact distance. If the moon would not position where they all if the sun was not so tilted by the hand of God.
Vapors from the ocean would move north and south and developing to monstrous confidence of us think about the moon if the moon didn't retain its exact distance from the. The ocean tides would inundate this land completely twice a day off to the first flooding of course it wouldn't matter to us anymore because we wouldn't be the whole earth would flood we would drown if the ocean floors were merely a few feet deeper than what they all the carbon dioxide in the oxygen.
The balance of the atmosphere would be completely absent turned on its head and no animals upon so humans could live if the atmosphere did not remain and retrain its current present destiny and desk density. Let me tell you what happens if the density of the atmospheric changes even one iota. But it's not just a little bit. Many of the meteors which now harmlessly burn up when they hit the atmosphere would constantly bombard us we would be living in meteor bomb shelters and God has an announcement to make. He says that Jesus Christ sustains all things by the power of his word. Folks listen Jesus Christ is superior. Jesus Christ is preeminent. What is God trying to tell us here, God is trying to tell us that Jesus preeminent power sustains the and Jesus preeminent grace monitors the Jesus Christ is the principle of cohesion on suspension.
Jesus Christ is the part that I mentioned, I want to submit to you today my friends that all things, all of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen. Now let me ask the question, is there anything that you need to share with the Lord to the challenges and it is we been studying God's word together as the Lord stirred something in your heart that you need to come to work with today. It could be the access to the Lord is what you need.
He's ready to receive you right where you are.
I pray you for her Dr. dynasties been teaching with now would open your heart to what he wants to share with you next. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why didn't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that I sent 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 half. In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news powerful to studying God's word and perhaps in the last few moments you have given your life to Christ will rededicate your life praying along with Dr. Wilton so you need to know. We are excited to see what God can do next in strengthening. Dr. Wilton is preparing unique resources that he wants you to have absolutely free.
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