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September 23, 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-year-old The Encouraging Word in just a moment will provide the completion of the message began yesterday be missing. That's okay don't worry about elected I'll catch you up in just a minute. Of course you can see any of these messages online in audio or video portion will join the podcasts firstname.lastname@example.org CDW online.org is also the place you find this wonderful message right now, more than any speaking to us about the simple question is this the end. Continue to pray for our world for our country from one another powerful message of Discover more email@example.com message from Dr. Wilson: is this the ballots open God's word together Dr. Don Wilton the cosmos referred to the spa to the galaxy. It refers to space it refers to the magnificence of all of God's creation. Well, God doesn't use the word cosmos yet.
He's not talking about all of creation. Another word that we find in in the Greek text is the word E on the ion which literally means the folding of all 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 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. 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 laws and Jupiter and sacking and the stars and earth.
God talks about the heavens and the hall are Rick's in Genesis and in the book of Revelation in chapter 21 he talks about the new heaven and the new not cause loss, but the on the inhabited friends I want you to listen to 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 chart in verse five he establishes something negative. Statement the spirit of God says it is not two angels that God will be subjecting the world to come about, which we have been speaking concerning Jesus Christ, for 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 through Boston. Here 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 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 so it is that he tells us everything was put on free speech and 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 had dominion over the beast of the field and inputting everything under him. God gave 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 later summoned prior to that time – 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 pasted so that everybody can one sink in life.
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, who 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 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 Bohol Joe's question. What then is man that you are mindful of him, all 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 going to understand our position as man.
There is a present world to consider this world.
This equipment I 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 really consider this present world we got 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. What how do you like that. Please forgive the interruption will be back with the rest of today's message. What a man from Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment the doctor done want you to know that were available for you. Our phone number 866-899-WORD is answered 24 hours a day.
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What a man that's not what I call common conversation. If someone were to come up to me the best of times and say to me Don Wilton described will present world I would say just look at me I'm a brilliant man.
I've invented motor because and computers. I can send spaceships up into the open. I can write books just look at man, let me describe to you, this present world. I am the center of my own universe I can make decisions I can even invent machines that try to defy gravity. I can make great statements and speeches I can run countries and preach sermons. Just look at me. That's how I would describe this present world. When I described this present world I would turn everything and pointed toward myself I would become the center of my own magnificence. It's no surprise that when we begin to unfold the unsearchable riches of God in Christ Jesus, we find three things concerning this present world. It is led by the prince of this world. It is under demonic influence and it is ministered to by holy angels. That is not ordinary conversation. What is man that God would be mindful of him.
If I'm going to understand where I fit into the scheme of things, there is a present world to consider number two there is a future will, there is a future world, three things about this future will first of all, it will be an inhabited world. Now the Lord is not talking about Cosmas ice system. Here the Lord is not talking about I know the ages he's talking about the accoutrement. Mary the inhabitant that capitated earth he's talking about this planet upon which we live. What he is telling us is that this will be different according to Zechariah what is telling us is that people will be different. According to Isaiah and first Corinthians chapter 15 and on and on. What is telling us is that this inhabited earth to come in the future. Often Jesus Christ comes again the animals will be different according to the book of Revelation, the lion will lie down alongside the Lamb framed that's not ordinary if a lamb were to lie down alongside a line the day it would become another Thanksgiving dinner just like that. The Bible says animals will be different plants and vegetation will be different.
There will be a new heaven and a new, but it will be an inhabited world number two.
It will be a future world.
In chapter 5. The Bible very clearly says that this is the will to come. I have tried to find some kind of pull through that I've tried to satisfy something deep within me.
That would allow me not to have to deal with little phrases like that, but I've become convinced in my heart. According to the Scriptures that God here is talking about the inhabited earth this place that he has given to us being a very integral part of our future will number three. This is definitive. It will not be ruled by angels and we going to talk about the future world, it will be an inhabited world, it will be a future will and it will not be removed by angels.
That's what he says in verse five it is not angels that God has some projected the world to come.
Later on you can see in the second part of this lady makes a statement about Manny says inputting everything under him. God left nothing that is not there's that word again subject to him you be interested to know that that word subject. There is a Miller tree may prefer, it carries with it the idea of arranging soldiers in order under someone's come on, God tells us that in this present life. This world is bolded under the commodities angels by the Guimond of Jesus Christ who is the son of God. After monitoring treatment, but not so in the world to come. Even though it carries the idea of arranging soldiers in order under Kaman, the Angels present rain is temporary. It's not going to go on forever and forever two things here. We trying to understand the present world to consider future world, there's 1/3 thing that I want you to look at this morning. There is the current condition of man to contemplate folks, this is the focus of where we get to because right there in the middle of this there is this incredible extraordinary mind-boggling question, what is man that you are God are mindful of him, or the Son of Man that you care for him.
Three things about the current condition of man according to Scripture number one is no doubt about this man is lower than the angels man is lower than the angels in God's order of things. Some of you might say will foster what you mean he's lower limit give you nine or 10 reasons why he is low some of you guys. I foster my hand is about to break off writing was done well it's not a bad thing to happen on a Sunday morning alright man is lower than the angels, let me run these through very quick. Why is man low well number one man is physical. Angels are spiritual. That's why he's lower than angels number two man in his late angels all heavenly any more questions. Number three man.
He is in area temporarily angels all superior temporary what this passage is all about number four man is confined angels are unrestricted just another one man comes to God through Jesus Christ. Angels have direct access to the throne of God. Round-the-clock next. One man is made of the dust of the earth angels are spirit beings man is cursed because of the fall of Adam. Angels are eternally secure. Off to the fall of Satan. Man is subject, today angels are not current condition of man number one is lower than the angels number two. He is restricted by sin right there. The lost part of the essay.
The Bible says, for the time being. We do not see the world in subjection to man the consequences of sin number three man is to rule the world, with Christ. That's very clear. God's word tells us that in the world, man is going to rule and reign with Jesus Christ. What an incredible privilege or see frames that brings us to the climactic moment of all that is say that's right, the inverse nine not on your present will to consider future will become the condition of man to contemplate, but there is a Savior to crown. There is a Savior to crown. Look at verse nine but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels when he was born and became man. Now exalted, seated at the right hand of the father which is in heaven. He is crowned with glory and honor because he was willing to suffer, and because he was willing to suffer day by the grace of God, Jesus Christ has tasted the so that all of us may have life.
Three things about the crowning of Jesus number one. He identified with man number two. He suffered day and was crowned with glory and with on and number three.
He made salvation for all people. What a Savior. What is man that you are mindful of him, or the Son of Man that I would visit upon him that you would care for him all that you would be concerned about the that you would be mindful of me get off the Lord says to Jesus look to Jesus. He's the one we see Jesus all. Yes, God is the God of order God of the angels man when we get to heaven going to be gone. Jesus Christ with all of these sites surrounding his throat, God has in order not only in this world, but in the world, bottom line in all of this look to Jesus look to him that we come back to that great? How are we going to escape how we going to Skype if we neglect so great salvation. These are the things about which we are speaking. My question to you today is, do you know the Lord Jesus Christ. Have you trusted him. I'm going to ask you to do what what I pray today.
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I'm so happy to hear that wanting to 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 died on the cross so that I might be today. I repainted my sin. I can face my sin and I invite you to come into my heart into my life. Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first want to welcome you to the family of I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying how very since Corliss said we can connect you place you can begin this wonderful God is spoken to you and that you want to document and perhaps you even pray long moments ago to give your life to Christ to rededicate your life you need to know we want to join you in this one celebrate with you and we want to put some free resources. Dr. Don appeared for you to help you grow in your faith.
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