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November 2, 2021 8:00 am
Who's your wine it's a powerful and challenging question. I will discover what that means, with Dr. Don Wilton today on The Encouraging Word see today's encouragement comes to us from second Samuel chapter 9, Dr. Donna, just a moment. The message called your one is about if I were beginning a series of thinking along those lines together as we study God's word. While we do so we know love to connect with you to pray with you anytime on our prayer line at 8668866899673 would also love to connect on the website TW online.org that's TE W online.org while you're there, sign up for the daily devotional email from Dr. Wilton. It's right firstname.lastname@example.org now.
Today's message with Dr. Don Wilton that every one of you would at least $5 million. I'm giving you this illustration. Knowing everybody's heard this $5 million is not you you're gonna say all you heard that, because such a great illustration so the lost couple of values being on a beach love the beach grip on the beach in Africa. Love the sea, and everything about it and in fact I could go back to softening if anybody wants to make a motion so a lot of things happen down to see one. The illustrations you will not know about consume starfish rockstar fish all things that look like stars. If you want to water starfish and they wash up on the beach, especially in some parts of the world not been in some of your we see a lot of crap in the unit. Every now and again the big fish washes up every now and again a whale washes up everybody wants put back in the sea. You could go on, so the picture.
In this illustration, which we all know about is thousands of starfish of porch washed up on the beach. They just lots of bunches of them thousands, hundreds of images all over the place and here comes someone like me. Betty even stole my wife who just has compassion about everything and she looks at this and I rolled jumping around and they stuck on the sand and she said madness not going to work brother seller not know this so well because the fish belongs in the sea right the starfish gonna die upon the land so you and I pick it up. We throw this one and we throw the next one we throw the next one and along comes you only, and we look at dummy over there. We cited Nami hi Donnie what are you doing well and throwing the starfish back in the water why you doing that well because of they get back in the water. The gonna live. That's how they live, to which you and I say big dummy. What's the matter with you. There is a million starfish on the beach.
What differences it gonna make to which you and I hold that one starfish and we say I don't know that I can guarantee you going to make a difference in this one starfish his life. What's the point for someone here today someone listening today. You, like on the beach and you got life in you. But you sort of lonely your thirsty, you need some oxygen. You know you feel like you running out of it and maybe nobody cares. You know, one of the problems living in the world in which we live is that they are a bunch of us have you noticed that now, I hope identifying anybody when I go to the beach. One of my peeves. I don't arose between me and the beach. Although the beach and have a street in front of me and then the beach anyone guess why is I don't do rodents when I go the beach does rodents have motive because traffic noise. I don't sit there and even think about noise so I'm sorry I'm just just being picky right I you know I want to be able to look at the sea. Here the sea you know that there are some people I can't get the traffic out of the face. So I'm standing here today my name is Don Wilton's church and on the frame to hundreds of you and you my friend. We love each other but I want you to know that I know what it means to be blessed of the Lord. I am blessed in my mind I'm I'm blessed. I'm blessed to be a place that I brought food to eat. You know what I did during lost week, I ran off to Publix to the grocery store to just get a few more eggs and couple of loaves of bread. Whatever it was at the grocery store and I ran quickly when I got there I got my stuff as happened before and I'm not telling you this to impress you, but when I went to check out. There was a lady ahead of me about 23 ahead of me and I can't explain to you why I could hardly see her but she just looked that she needed somebody's arm to lean on in her.
She was by herself. She was an elderly lady. I didn't know her never made and she was up there and she had a pot of stuff and she was fumbling around and I had been reading and studying the passage that I'm about to read to you and it's like God seeing me well you got to get him preach on this we gonna do about it so I just woke to hidden, went around the side of sin hello ma'am she looked up at me wasn't overly friendly. Only thing that maybe they thought I was trying to push in line. I said I said would you minus into the lady behind the counter we go. Would you mind if I just paid for this lady's things to which the elderly lady said something something you don't get on accident justice. Please and I just paid and she she gave me the ultimate compliment she looked at me and she said thank you, young man, I say that was with a dry fair man.
I said that that really took me right.
She was 110 years old and the young I went back and got in line. She went off and nobody knew any different. I mean watch me guys who cares right from UK UK UK. By the way cost me $41.35 something market cannot tell you something I could afford that I could didn't say you could I could I could I could afford that. Now I know what it was going to God, and also what was when I played it I thought you know I can afford that and had nothing to do it so I want you to turn in your Bibles to second Samuel everybody you need to go they go in your Bible at two in the Bibles to second Samuel chapter 9 and I meant to tell you this this story that I'm about to read to you is one of the most heart gripping stories in the Bible that I've ever read. For me personally, you, you may not feel that way but I do because of what what happens with this story. So can I just read you what happened here is what happened in second Samuel chapter 9, King David lost this question, is the anyone still lived in the house of soul, to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake. Now there was a servant of souls house named Zebra they called him to appear before David and the king say the more you zebra your servant, he replied. So the king lost is they know still left of the house of soul, to whom I can show God's kindness zebra uncertain the king there is still a son of Jonathan and he is crippled in both feet will. Where is he, the king lost zebra on Sundays at the house of McTeer, the son of a mule in lowering the bar so King David had him brought from load bebop from the house of Mikey of the son of a mule and when most of the share, the son of Jonathan, the grandson of soul came to David, he bowed down to play him on. David said to him with your servant, he replied, don't be afraid. David seemed to him, for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan and I will restore to you all the land that belonged your grandfather sold and you will always eat at my table refurbishing bow down and see what is your servant that you should notice a dating dog like me and the king summoned Zebra soul seven say damn odd given your lost his grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. You zebra and your sons and servants are to farm the land for him, bringing the crops so that your mosses grandson may be provided for an refurbishing grandson of your monster will always eat at my table. Zebra had 15 sons and 20 servants and zebra said to the king, your servant, I zebra would do what ever, my lord the king. Kaman's his servant to do so much for the Sheriff eight at David's table like one of the king's sons refurbishing it had a young son named Micah and all the members of zebra's household was servants of much for the ship and he learned in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king's table. Oh and by the way he was crippled in both feet's amazing story and watch the sky just watch this uneven know how ministers say this today because I've been chewing on this passage for a couple weeks.
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Now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton we know what it means to be a Christian and we have the love of going out. Imagine if all of us, all worshiping online and by way of television. Can you imagine if every one of us awesome God to give us just one person to invite to the king's table. I'm just asking a question. I'm too mad where we all in our own community.
You say who lady grocery store, you know. Have you ever seen someone you know someone framed student someone who's dealing with addictions, son, one of face. I'm just full of questions. I wonder if there is someone apparent here today you got a son or daughter who lives somewhere else who's really battling in your prayer is apparent is if just one person would get a hold of them and show them the face of Jesus. If just if my son could just meet one person. I'm going to use a word you know that would take someone under your wing, you're with me on that one. I think David had this boy under his wing. Okay, let's just talk about this just I'm just going to show you something. Couple of things about the publishing. By the way, don't say three times in a hurry, three things about it.
Number one he had a complex heritage. He came from a complex family so we know couple of things. He was the grandson of King Saul Donovan to go through all about soil and all non-yards about King Saul, but he was one seriously unhappy rich mean dude I that was his grandfather, but he was also the son of Jonathan. By the way soul King Saul had three sons, one of them's name was Jonathan and Jonathan had one son and his name was Micah. Let me tell you about sold so so King soul hadn't been for David member David was the one for Goliath and was anointed in the future king and soul turned against him. Did everything to destroy him destroy everything about his household will not remain in the middle of all of that David developed a really close friendship with Jonathan King soul son, but it didn't end well because soul, through a spanner in the works, op. cit. everything and the walls and everything like that and eventually Saul and his three sons were killed on Mount Gilboa and they were killed other three sons were killed by the Amalekites and soul actually took his own lot fell on his own sword eventually and they would drag north to fellow play schoolmate Shannon where they were held up in public in May bodies. And just like Benito Rossellini off the in the middle of the second world war hung out there for shame and it just all ended badly. But you know they had a policy back in those days, which is hard for us to wrap our minds around in those days.
If somebody did something wrong.
The whole family got punished for it and the household so you know what happened when soul the grandfather and the three sons, one of whom was Jonathan when Jonathan was killed by the Amalekites on Mount Gilboa. Micah was five years old that's already was.
He was five years old, so he probably had a five-year-old memory of his grandfather, but what happened on that day when those men were killed in that battle on Mount Gilboa was the nurse made of Micah the lady who was responsible for taking care of five-year-old Micah she give him up and she because she knew that the whole of souls household would in fact lose their lives, including grandsons, granddaughters and everybody in between, and she picked up Micah and she with him and while she was pleading with him, she fell and dropped five-year-old Micah into a ravine and he broke both his legs and some commentators conjecture that he broke his spinal column: and he was rendered, paralyzed, and incapable of looking for the rest of his life. So one thing was piled upon another. So Micah now was left without a father.
We don't know anybody's mother without a grandfather. He was hiding for his life. He was in fear. He had nothing. He was executed using inheritance had been lost and you know this. This boy was left on Lee's army was isolated and then all the sudden, something happened God showed up. By the way I want to give you a little to pure you will know that everything in the Old Testament shows us the face of God's grace. Everything you want to know how to read the Old Testament every passage you read, say, as I read this passage. Dear God, show me the face of Jesus and he will do it, what we looking at here is the face of Jesus that you want to use the proper term. David is a type of Jesus.
He shows us God, by the way, do you know that's why the Lord uses us to find somebody to make a difference in their lives because he uses us to be his face to read is hard to be his hands to be his feet. He uses us here. This is clear right here in this passage, so three things about refurbishing someone he had a complex heritage number two. He had a fearful existence army.
This boy was on his own and he was afraid fact, the Bible confirms it when he comes to seeking David number three had a serious condition. He was paralyzed.
Yet a physical condition so everything about him speaks volumes to who we are showing us how helplessness and hopelessness without him. He was on his so long comes. King David and I just share a couple of thoughts about what important David do first of all, he lost a personal question sit is that anyone in souls household not I'm an attorney that's a personal question because back in David's time.
It's not in your personal question, but it gives the appearance that it's a dumb question.
Back then, that's kind of like a dime?
Are you stupid or something.
King you know what our tradition is everybody's David Negron what you talking about soul was the enemy and when email*everybody may start these out here. Don't worry about this and they could have been 100 of these advises go to say did not King I don't want to mess you up will be disrespectful but what kind of question is that it's like the face of God. It's like us looking around and say you kidding me.
You mean God cares about that. Nobody. What a powerful teaching from Dr. Don Wilton today and what a powerful reality to God using even this broadcast from Dr. Don Wilton to let you know he loves you. He really dies he cares about you. You're not a nobody.
You've heard Dr. Donna's is been preaching and teaching from second Samuel nine today you can hear this message again and share with friends on our firstname.lastname@example.org but now as he steps in the control room to share from his heart. I pray you to open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give you a heart of 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 came God on the cross so that I might be forgiven of mice today.
I repent of mice and I confess my sins and I invite you online by faith in Jesus name I pray. If you pray that pray for me be the first one to welcome you to the family of God.
This is wonderful. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying and how very important this is for me. Call us so that we can talk to you and connect you write place you can begin this wonderful perhaps moments ago.
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