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September 22, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton here on the charging were in just a moment, will head to Hebrews chapter 2 for two part series called what a man from Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist Pastor seminary professor and the pastor of Billy Graham for 20+ years you haven't heard about the book he's been on television a great deal lately. God is opening the doors for us to understand this relationship between Don Wilton and Dr. Billy Graham and how you and I can have a similar relationship with God as we step out in faith you want to know more about how you can get your copy of the book. Visit us firstname.lastname@example.org that's DEW online.org are number great resources you'll find there.
That's DEW online time ORG now Dr. Wilson. We have been considering, perhaps the greatest statement concerning the invitation, the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and its founding Hebrews chapter 2 in verse three survey simple statement but profound beyond human comprehension. How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, to put it into our modern terminology how all we ever going to have forgiveness of sin how we ever going to become brand-new people how we ever going to have hope beyond the grave. How we ever going to see our loved ones again, how we ever going to have an abundant life.
If we turn our back on the Lord Jesus Christ and so we've come up to the point of verse five. All this incredibly personal. This letter written primarily to Jewish people concerning Jesus Christ and thou theme is the superiority of the Lord Jesus. Some of you might say to me will pasta what does that mean means that there is nobody else that Jesus Christ is number one that everything points to the Lord Jesus Christ. Now you're really going to need to have your Bibles this morning. If you didn't bring your own. We have a very gladly provided you with the pew Bible, you can turn to page 1161, page 1161 in your pew Bibles if not turning your own Bibles to Hebrews chapter 2, I want to tell you something before we begin today, my friends, we are about to get into a very difficult part of Scripture. I don't mind telling you that these are the kinds of passages of Scripture that I'm sure that many pastors including myself, we come to that, and we say well it's time to go on to other things and we just kind of skip around and and we go on other things not because we don't believe that the word of God is inherent and infallible. We don't believe that this is God's word from Genesis to Revelation.
It's just that God is so great and he is so magnificent that in all honesty it's very difficult for us sometimes trapping our own feeble human minds to try to understand the boss extent of God's sovereign grace.
Nondata submit to you today, my beloved friend that there is a sense in which some of you may secure and wonder what this is about. I'm going to try by the power of God and through his Spirit. I'm going to try to explain to you today. What I believe God by his spirit is trying to explain to me I just simply want to be that channel but I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to what the Lord says to you, you might say to me will pasta. How does that happen. You are asking to do so. If you give in your heart to Jesus Christ, you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
God by his spirit resides in you and one of the functions of the spirit of God is to open the eyes of our understanding. One of the functions of God spirit is to help us to understand the deep things concerning God. Let's pray together father as we come to Hebrews chapter 2 verse five through nine. Please help us to understand your word.
We pray these things in Jesus name, amen going to read it to you first and then I'm going to come back and I'm going to just spend little bit of time walking you through these verses and then I'm going to do little break if you got that today that's all we going to do this first full day to read to you these verses. Then I meant to go back and I'm going to stop a number of times and talk about each one of the things most of them never said then I'm going to do little preaching all right. I hope you've unpacked suitcases this morning and will still get out of your own time arrive my subject this morning comes from a question that is lost in verse six. You can read it there for yourself what is man, what is man, who is this person there is a scene scene which I am standing here today and I'm looking up into heaven, and I'm asking God this question. Lord I know that you love me. I know that Jesus Christ died for me, but whom I Lord. Where do I fit into your great scheme of things, what is man that you are mindful of him, or the Son of Man that you would be concerned about him and that's where they concerned is literally the word that you would care about him that you wouldn't bother with man, why, why would you bother with me Lord, well, let's try to place this into context here this morning going to go back to verse five. I'm going to read it. First of all, uninterrupted is not to angels that he has subjected the world to, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified what is man that you are mindful of him, the Son of Man that you care for him.
You made him a little lower than the angels you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet and putting everything under him. God left nothing that is not subject to him yet. At present, we do not see everything subject to him, but we see Jesus was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered Monday so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Now let's go back to verse five and I'm going to take a longer Lord by his spirit begins by making the statement, it is not to angels that he that is God has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking will. Let's begin at the end. What about which what are we speaking of the writer to the Hebrews is referring back to all the things that have just been said concerning the will to, and everything that he is told us from verse one in chapter 1 all the way through to verse four has been a reintegration and a reminder of all bright glory that God has made available to us through his son the Lord Jesus Christ and you will remember we that in these lost days he has spoken to us by and through his son. We even read in verse four of chapter 2 that God testified to it. Jesus Christ came to center sanctioning that the disciples bore testimony. They these are the things about which we are speaking.
By the way, the use of the Royal leave their God again by his spirit through the writer to the Hebrews is addressing this Hebrew all this Jewish audience and he is making his conversation all-inclusive.
There is a sense in which his dialogue with this Jewish crowd is has become a dialogue in the sense that he has invited the Jewish audience to participate with him in a conversation concerning the letter but validity of the Messiah, who is Jesus Christ. Remember that he is talking about who Jesus Christ is and so God tells us sharing his word. These things about which we are speaking.
I want you to know something. It is not to angels that God has subjected the world to come. Have you ever wondered what the Lord means in the book of Revelation when he says that at the end of the thousand year reign in Revelation chapter 20 that there will be a new heaven and a what I knew ever wondered what that is not interesting here. If we going to try to understand what God is trying to say concerning man we go to understand way. He has man, and in what relationship God has man where he has a I know where I am. I want you to know that I'm on this earth and something rather interesting here because he says it is not to angels that he has some object in the world, a future world which will why you have to go back and really study this the most common use in the Scriptures of the word for world that we use the cosmos cosmos talk about the cosmos you talking about the universe, God's creation. Please forgive the interruption will be back in just a moment with the rest of today's message one demand by Dr. Don Wilton, but Dr. Don Wilton she didn't know her here for you. We would love to pray with you love to be able to connect with resources that will help you grow in your faith and we can do that at the end of this phone number 866899 word Chinatown stored in yourself. It's 866-899-9673, and we love to connect with resources like right now if you haven't heard about it. There's a message called is this the end we think of the times that were living through right now, we wonder, is this the end for Dr. Wilton deals with that in a wonderful message you find on our email@example.com some effort. Right now it's companion with a wonderful book called the king is coming.
Both are on our website right firstname.lastname@example.org and again as we pray for our world. Pray for our nation know that we would love to join you in prayer anytime 24 hours a day on our prayer line at 86689 word 866-899-9673. Now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton cosmos stall galaxy space.
It refers to the magnificence of all of God's creation. Well, God doesn't use that would cause loss yet he's not talking about all of creation. Another word that we find it in the Greek text is the word on the on which literally means the unfolding of God's creation.
According to the chronology and the dispensation of God's grace, the Lord is not using the word cosmos is not talking about all the galaxies. He's not talking about the unfolding of God's grace. According to his timetable. What God is doing here. He uses the word, or a crewman may or a cooler night, which literally means the inhabited earth. Now folks listen carefully what God is doing here is he is about to tell us something concerning this. This inhabited and what God is about to tell us is that this inhabited while it is inhabited today, while a man dwells upon.
It is going to be inhabited after the dispensation of God's grace. According to the book of Revelation. Now there's something very interesting here. There is something very, very interesting. If you go back into the book of Genesis. The Bible says in the beginning God created the heavens and we wondered why the Lord didn't say in the beginning God created the heavens and Mercury and Venus and Mars and Jupiter and sacking and the stars and earth, God talks about the heavens and the heart are Rick's in Genesis and in the book of Revelation in chapter 21 he talks about the new heaven and Lee knew not the cause loss, but the boy could overlay the inhabited friends I want you to listen to the because we going to come up on a question in a moment, what is man that thou art mindful of him, all the sons of man that you would take the trouble to visit upon them, and pour out your concern and your grace and your care upon the maturing verse five he establishes something a negative statement. The spirit of God says it is not to angels that God will be subjecting the world to come about, which we have been speaking concerning Jesus Christ to God has in order God, the Angels man well if you look at it with me. How do we know this. He tells us here quoting from Psalms and some from some other passages. He says in verse seven, you made him a little lower than the angels, by the way, is the son of man, all who are the sons of men. Ezekiel uses that phrase. I've heard some theologians say that that is a reference to Jesus Christ know it is not. And the reason we know that it is not is because what we find.
Here is the word on throat loss yet we find a direct reference to a man who has been created by the hand of God from the dust of the earth. Every time that Jesus Christ, the son of man is referred to as the Son of Man, there is no reference to creation because Jesus Christ was never created because he is God and he was God and he always will be God. But in this instance, God is telling us that man that God is concerned about was created from the dust of the earth, and he was created to be a little lower than angels. I'm going to talk about that in a minute and when he was created a little lower than the angels, God and crowned him with glory and honor. Why did God crowned with glory and honor because when God created man, he looked upon man and he said it is good God never attributes goodness to that which he does not, crowned with glory and with honor. That is why God was able to crown the son of God, who himself became a little lower than the angels, why because what Jesus Christ did was good and when you talk about in relation to the heart of Almighty God, you talking about the righteousness of Christ Jesus.
And when you talk about kids goodness talking about righteous goodness and righteous goodness warrants the crowning of God's glory so it is that he tells us everything was put on re-speaking brew site. How did that happen.
Go back to the Genesis account. When God created man. Everything was put in subjection on the man man had dominion. The word there in the Hebrew text as he had dominion he had authority he had power had dominion over the beast of the field and inputting everything under him.
God left nothing that was not subject to him yet at this present time. We do not see everything subject to him why because of the sin of Adam folks. When Adam fell, when Adam and Eve sinned that relationship with God. God's order was ruptured, it burst open man was laid asunder. Prior to that time.
Death was not even in the scheme of things, but from the time that Adam died, you read right throughout Scripture he died she died he died she died he died she died.
No wonder in verse nine we see Jesus Christ tasted so that everybody can once again live wonder this passage concerns the superiority of the sun, Lord Jesus Christ, without whom we own nothing.
Then we come to that climactic moment in verse nine.
Surely verse nine is one of the most magnificent of all passages but we see Jesus was made a little lower than the angels, hold on a minute I thought, God made man a little lower than the angels, that's exactly right. So my friends at this Christmas time. What you think happened to Jesus. What are we celebrating yes with celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ, the son of God became man. If man was created to be a little lower than the angels and Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem's manger and became the God man. This is the divinity of Jesus Christ, the God man he became sin for us, even though he himself knew no sin. Jesus Christ, the superior one was made a little lower than the angels he identified with man in every single point, yet without sin.
Now he is crowned with glory and honor.
Why is Jesus Christ, crowned with glory and honor. There is because he suffered day. What is that death is the penalty for sin. It is the consequence of my sin, so that by the grace of God. What is the grace of God, for God so loved the world that he gave Max the grace of God so that by the grace of God, Jesus Christ, might be the one who has tasted dead on my behalf and on your alcohol yes question. What then is man that you are mindful of him, or the sons and daughters of men that you would care for the Marquis. How do we understand what God is trying to say to us. There are four things I want to give to you, albeit briefly this morning, number one, if we gained understand our position as man. There is a present world to consider this world the sick luminary. This inhabited earth this planet, this place called Spartanburg, South Carolina. There are three things about this world that the Bible tells us number one. It is led by the prince of this world. Jesus told us that in John chapter 12 in verse 31 in John chapter 14 in verse 30 and on and on it goes. It is led by the prince of this world and his name's sake, to render, consider this present world we got to understand that this present world is on the demonic influence Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 12, principalities and powers. Darkness wicked things in heavenly places. The Bible tells us that this present world is not only led by the prince of this world, but it is under demonic influence and number three. It is ministered to by holy I go back to chapter 1 in verse 14 are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who are inheriting salvation listing to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher on The Encouraging Word and we think about phrases like that are an angel sent to minister to those who are seeking salvation. Perhaps not only that truth, but the reality of what you've heard from the living word of God, the Bible itself, God's The Encouraging Word today to God's minister Dr. Don Wilton you realize you need to make a change. There's a course correction necessary. Sometimes it's a radical. When you need to turn around and head in a new direction with Jesus. Just another way here to pray with you to connect with resources at 86689.
That's 866899673 or perhaps rather than talk to us right now you need to talk to God hears Dr. Don with our next staff and what's happening in our lives as we grow in Jesus. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanted to pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, I know you love me very, very, and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sin. Today I repainted my sins.
I confess my sin. And I invite you to come into my life. Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer for me.
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