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October 13, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton about the guaranteed covenant in just a moment will have the Hebrews chapter 7 as we continue God's word study with Dr. Don Wilton well-known author and pastor evangelist.
In these moments are for you to allow him just to be your pastor and friend. We believe the Bible, God's word has the answers for everything in our life and today will discover some of those answers. With regard to the covenant we have with God as we study the word together know that were available to talk and pray with you anytime at 866-899-WORD dropped the number down and start yourself as Dr. Don would say we all need some 2 AM friends and were available anytime at 866-899-9673, and email@example.com now Dr. Don Wilton letter to the Hebrews the seventh chapter. You most certainly will lemonade your Bibles is always invite you to turn there, using the pew Bible to find it on page 1165 going to speak to you about an incredible subject this morning and incredible subject.
I guaranteed carbon I guaranteed covenant before I read this whole passage. Let me show you where it comes from verse 22. Bible says because all this Jesus Christ has become the guarantee of a better covenant let's begin in verse 20 and it was not without an oath. Others became priests without any oath, but Jesus Christ became a priest with an oath when God said to him, the Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. You are a priest forever now because of the South. Jesus Christ has become the guarantee of a better, now there have been many of those priests since Dave prevented them from continuing in office, but because the Lord Jesus Christ lives forever. He has a permanent priesthood therefore will Jesus Christ is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lose to intercede for them such a high priest as the Lord Jesus Christ meets our every need one who is holy and blameless. Your sense apart from sinners and exalted above the heavens. Unlike other priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day off today, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people Jesus Christ father sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself upon the cross for the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the oath, which came off to the mall appointed the son, who has been made perfect forever couple of months ago I went to buy a brand-new watch.
I knew that I had to have a decent watch and so I went about watching the man who served me as a very fine man and he laid out several options and I finally selected one. And of course the last thing that Austin was Mr. watchmaker now with what kind of guarantee does this watch, of course, I had spent my life's inheritance and he told me it was a one month guarantee. And I looked at that watch and I thought to myself, even if it was a 10 year guarantee. There is nothing that can be guaranteed. Life is full of letdowns. I know you been laid down, not being let down. We make promises to one another that we cannot keep one of my favorite television personalities.
In years gone by was a Cajun man by the name of Justin Wilson. I used to love watching him.
Need cook all that food that Cajun food in his favorite phrase was you brought it I down on three you can gun bimodal call brand-new spanking motorcar and you say I think I'll have that one there and it fits everything you want and they will give you a written guarantee cannot tell you something, folks, I cannot guarantee anything we make. Plagiarism promises to each other about everything under the sun. Most of us are good people, we try to honor our commitments but the truth of the matter is if you really think about it because of the frailty of our own human weakness really is impossible to guarantee anything. I put some good news for you today we going to discover some of the most incredible truth in all of God's word is anybody ever come to you at any time and said do you you Christians always talking about Jesus Christ. What guaranteed. Can you give me what guaranteed. Can you give me that it works. How can you guarantee that Jesus Christ is the only one. What about the options. What about Sun Myung Moon.
What about Buddha. What about Mohammed what about Confucius, Joseph Smith, what about the other book the Mormons keep talking about battling these additions and attitudes and all the fixings and the trappings of the addendum's that are attached onto this one called Jesus in order to try and provide some kind of guarantee the Mormon church. The church of Latter Day Saints. They go from Baltimore they'll give you the Bible, and then they'll say here is the Bible and what this the Bible is going to do this is the Bible that actually according to this person and the Angels is going to guarantee this Bible. I got news for you today Jesus Christ stands alone. He is the guarantee of the covenant that folks we getting on a tremendous journey, so get ready for this to the eye maybe submit to you that there are four questions which must be lost in order to understand the significance of this guaranteed covenant.
In other words, there are full governing questions that must be addressed. We going to look at these four questions today. I'm going to promise you one thing, you open up your heart, you open up your life you be willing to let God by his spirit speak your heart, I will guarantee you today, but on the authority of Don Wilton.
I'm too weak. I cannot guarantee that I might end up in ICU tomorrow. I'm too frail I'm too sinful, but I can guarantee you this on the authority of God's word. If you open up your heart debated Jesus Christ.
I want you to know that he with him himself by virtue of who he is, as our high priest guarantees the covenant that God has made with all people that those who call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saying right here and I'm in this morning. All right they going to be four questions number one what exactly does Jesus guarantee in this cover. What exactly does Jesus guarantee in this cup well. According to this passage. There are three things that Jesus guarantees number one. He guarantees my complete salvation. Look with me very quickly in verse 25 preceded by that one with the little word. Therefore, on the basis of the things that God has already told us about his permanent priesthood about the oath that he is made about the fact that Jesus Christ lives forever on the basis of these things Jesus Christ is able to save us completely.
He guarantees complete salvation by the way, did you know this. Did you know that you are not saved sort of gone to someone and say to them. I excuse me. Are you a Christian and I say well I think so. Some people say well I you know I live so good. People say well you know I'm sort of kind of say I want to tell you something. Folks, the Bible tells us that because of God's complement with old people through the death of Jesus upon the cross.
What exactly Jesus does is he say concretely that strike one component of salvation which is forgiveness of sin. All of us need to be forgiven of sin. I need to be forgiven. You need to be forgiven. All people need to be forgiven. I want you to know on the authority of God's word because Jesus Christ is the guarantee of the carbon that when I confessed my sin to Jesus Christ my sin is forgiving completely. I don't necessarily understand that I cannot figure it out. That God would take my sin in concert as far as the east is from the West, but he tells me that my sin is completely completely forgiven and my salvation is completely complete in him, I was saved. I am being saved and I am always being saved. I know that I know that I that I know that I'm say what exactly does Jesus guarantee this, number one, he guarantees complete salvation number two.
He guarantees complete intercession look there at the second part of verse 25. The latter part of that verse.
The Bible says because Jesus Christ now wants this. Folks, this is incredible because Jesus Christ always what what is he doing always lives not say that with me everybody.
Jesus Christ always lives to do what to him to see for them, but advised the site you now what exactly did Jesus do any kind of the earth when he was born remembering Bethlehem's mind when he grew up as a little boy and then he messed around and went all over the place with the of the socket. Well, we can tell you what he did.
He broke up loaves and fishes. He fed the 5000.
He wrote in boat seat. He ran headlong into Pharisees and Sadducees.
He went into the temple, he taught he healed people he might blind people see the rub shoulders with the community without peeling down the we have no problem but here's the question what did Jesus do often. He went back to heaven. What is Jesus doing the fishing is he walking around is what what is Jesus doing what's Jesus doing right now you know what the Bible tells us folks that Jesus Christ is in a in non-stop aimless eternal intercession somebody like me. That means that throughout time and eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ received at the right hand of God the father is having a conversation with God the father in a vacuum. Did you know that we know of his holiness. Sometimes it frightens us to think how could we come close, we can come close because Jesus builds the bridge for Dr. Wilton is been teaching in today's message on the guaranteed covenant now open your heart to what Dr. Don Wilton share next, you might be forgotten summer now what the third thing is that he does.
Not only does he complete salvation.
Not only does he complete provide complete intercession, but he guarantees complete satisfaction. You see, if you go to verse 26 the Bible say is such a high priest, or is the Lord Jesus Christ meets our needs just by the way, I hope I don't burst your bubble with this one did you know that the Bible does not say that Jesus Christ solves our problems and no sign of us kind of thing. Freddie's a sort of like a motor mechanic something goes wrong with the emoticon be taken to the motor mechanic in the motor mechanic finds the problem. None of Jesus Christ so meets our needs. He provides complete satisfaction. The meeting of needs is far more significant than solving our problems because when our needs are met us problems also. Problem solving is temporary papering over the cracks. Many times you will have a problem solving. It rears its head again the next day they going to be watching me for the next four or five months and I got me on all kinds of blood thinners and I'm not allowed to bump my head and I've got to give up parachuting and I'm not allowed to ride motorbikes and I better stop jumping off cliffs and I cannot arm wrestle with my son's impact block was just gone to pieces. You know something, my friends, Jesus Christ guarantees complete satisfaction. That's why he is the guarantor all of the complement that has been made between me and my heavenly father. It's going to the second question that is the onset to what exactly Jesus does to guarantee this covenant, how exactly does Jesus guarantee the scope. How does either. Well, the Bible says it is done by means of two things. Number one he guarantees this covenant with a binding commitment. I want you to go back to verse 20 through 22 because of word keeps coming up Golden Oaks. Did you know something. Folks, the Bible says this. The Bible says that there was never an occasion when God told the Levitical priests of the Old Testament that they would serve.
According to his post. God never made an oath to Eric. He never made an oath to any priest that he instituted the Old Testament brings to it was not bad because God instituted but he never did it with an oath he never made a binding commitment, not in one place. Nowhere in the Scriptures.
Those priests could only serve until the age of 50. They could only offer one sacrifice, one at a time for one sentiment at a time they died. All of them. This passage tells us they will not even Aaron died. They were frail and weak. According to verse 28 God by no means bound their covenant relationship with him.
By virtue of an but not so would Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us right there in verse 20 he says.
And it was not without another. Others became priests without me, but when he became a priest with another. For the two consequences of what God did number one. He is both signified the permanence of the complement that God, his son and number two the signified the fact that God would never change his mind. That's what the psalmist said in Psalm 110 and Bruce all the Lord is sworn and will not change his mind you, my son Lord Jesus Christ. You are a priest forever. By the way if you've ever been to court. I know some of you have. We could ask solicitor about this. I can tell you go to court today and you are up for whatever it might be the prosecutor Everett is. The judge gets you up then you put your hand on the Bob and Eurasia left panel you put your left and right right hand. I can't remember that God never done. Just wanted to put that in there. So whichever hand you put on is fine with me but you put your hand on the Bible.
Raise your other hand on what you say. I promise to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God. Excuse me. Why in the Constitution of the United States of America. No matter what the anti-Christian league union has to say about no matter what the marchers and the protesters have to say about no matter how people try to do whatever they can to destroy the value system of this nation which is grounded in the word of God. I'm here to announce to you today my friend that when this country was founded.
It was founded upon the fundamental principles on the guarantee of the complement of God is even through the Lord Jesus Christ. That is why my friends, you can get out a machine gun but I will stand until my dying day and I will pledge allegiance to the flag of these United States of America one nation under God America better stop messing with God way better stop trying to take God out of everything that we do and removing the 10 Commandments and playing a game with we better be careful because it is God in Christ Jesus is the only guaranteed public conflict between God and man Jesus Christ.
The equation we guarantee we got a full face. How did he do this. Number one with a binding commitment number two with an horrific action Bible says in verse 27. The middle part. It says there that Jesus Christ sacrifice for their sins once for all when he offered himself. I want to submit to you today my friends that the cross of Christ. Jesus was an horrific act. That's how Jesus Christ did it. He did it for the binding commitment and an horrific act when I was a student in Africa. I used to gonna work on farms and I screamed at least two of my summer vacations working on a massive sheep and cattle and wheat and maize fall massive massive fall hundreds of thousands of acres. This, Mr. Gordon had 44,000 sheep and I would be put in charge of running the entire operation right there in central Africa.
We use disorder sheep almost every night. You know how you kill a sheep at least back then you just live down just pick him up line down but you need any shoulder blade just lift these chin up a little bit and you stab him right in the jugular vein and then you cut his throat.
One of these days, God's gonna allow me to get up and preaching was pooh-poohed about the reality of the horrific nature of the cross.
I meaning to some churches where you walk into a church and there's a pretty picture of a pretty Jesus hanging on a clean little cross with a white linen wrapped around with these head tilted over the side looking like he's taking a nap. I want to tell you something, my friend. The guarantee of this complement was that the Lamb of God/from before the foundation of the world went black alive to the slaughter, and he opened his how would Jesus do this. There's 1/3 question why exactly does Jesus guarantee this covenant. Why again. Verse 26 in one verse Bible gives us five reasons why Jesus guarantees this cub number one because he is holy. Did you know that the holiness of God is that component of the character of Jesus Christ which points to God's holiness.
My friend means that there was no sending Jesus Christ, which Satan could point to in John 1413 Jesus said, the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing to me.
He means nothing to me because I am holy. Peter said be because God is holy. Why did Jesus become the guarantee of the complement between God and man because he is highly know of his holiness. Sometimes it frightens us to think how could we come close, we can come close because Jesus holds the bridge for Dr. Wilton. This is been teaching in today's message on a guaranteed covenant now open your heart, you really harm your 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 that you love me very, very, and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came and got on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sin. Today I repainted my soon.
I confess my sin to you, and I invite you to come into my heart and into my life. Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first one to welcome you to the family of this is wonderful. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying how very this is for me. Call us so that we can talk to connect to the right place you can begin this wonderful journey. And in just a moment I'm in a come back.
Final welcome to the family of God will welcome home to the family got some of you, I believe, praying along with Dr. Wilton.
Moments ago in your heart, kind of just repeating after him and knowing that today's the day to God's hurt your heart. It's time for new beginning choice of that and would love to pray through the next steps and Dr. Wilton has wonderful resources. Once you have absolutely free dental health decision made today whether to first time decision for decision to commit to reconnect with God, give us a call at 86689 will send you these free resources. That's 866-899-9673 or you can connect with us on our website TW online.org that's TV double online.org discovered great resources call for courage and the new book from Dr. Don Wilton about his time as the pastor Dr. Graham. It's all online tech TW online.org you can receive exclusive teaching letters from Dr. information about our messages. Bible guides every month. Join our email community. Dr. Wilton's letters will encourage fortify you in your walk with God. You will also receive periodic updates on how The Encouraging Word is working to share God's truth with the searching world.
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