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November 16, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton message about a Christian response to a nation in crisis. Perhaps you and I are facing crises of our own need to know that we are to pray with you and for you phone numbers 866-899-WORD 668999673 and if you step in this time of Bible study with Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist Pastor we have insight about how we can and should respond both collectively as the body of Christ, and individually to this nation in crisis also have some wonderful resources on our website right now in TW online.org about the courageous faith it takes to follow Christ. TW online.org now. Today's message with Dr. Don Wilton. There a lot of very important issues don't sidestep but I'm also asking the question, what is there that is attacking this land, the soul spirit of this land under God and what does it mean to me and how do I respond to that. Now you are not. I'm going to give you five areas and I promise you you'll come out of your sight. Oh why didn't you mention this. Why did you mention that I should imagine we could add another hundred, taking into account all of us and all the hard really deep convictions we have.
I'm just gonna very briefly share five zones where I've got to talk to God about this, yet they are going to give them to you then just say word about the one the abortionists number two. The activists number three. The theorists number four the humanists, five atheists, those all impact my Christian faith as an American citizen name anymore. I'm just going to say why.
Why do I need to ask God to help me to know how to respond. As a Christian man to the abortionists why, what's that got to do with God with my faith very simple because the abortionists take life given by God. God owns life.
It concerns me.
It affects me, it speaks to the soul of America.
Well, what about the activists by the way there's a lot of activism that's very good.just dump everything out the window one activism that is very good. But what is it about activism that is anti-Christian that would cause me to say Lord, how do I respond to activism in the United States of America and why is it important because activism that is anti-God threatens the of God, abortionists, and frightens the life of God activism that is antichrist frightens the Lord our God is a God of order he made the world activism that is anti-God breaks up blogs and says it doesn't work that way.
This is what I say. This is what it's going to be because we feel this way. Therefore, this is the way we going to live one is the theorists well. Many of you have studied philosophy and guarding to all kinds of theories but anti-Christian theorists are being let loose in the United States. So I mentioned just one of the critical race theory.
In my opinion is anti-Christian. It cannot be accepted and when it is forced upon. Even our children that cannot be promoted that this theory is going to be pushed and told and propagandized into the hearts of searching minds. Now you say to me why. Why was that the case because at its heart, the critical race theory ignores the image of God. Now what is that mean at its heart. It deals with the fundamental issue of racism. Everybody watch me racism is sin against God.
Pure and simple.
It is wrong in the eyes of God. Critical race theory denies and ignores the image of God. What is that mean because I'm a Christian.
I know I believe that I am you all created in the image of God. The Bible tells which means that when you and I were created before sin came into the world.
We were created to look like God in his image, to love like God in his image, and to live with God in his image and what happened somebody tell me what happened.
A man to people sin came in and when sin came in.
What happened to the image of God, mankind, men and women could no longer look like God but very important key to critical race theory. You and I could no longer love like God.
Jesus said by this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Racism which is hatred toward somebody because they are different they are of another skin of another ethnicity has got absolutely nothing to do with where I was brought up what ethnicity I have.
It is has everything to do with the fact that I'm sending again. Only this time the righteousness of God, and God says it is wrong.
I listen folks, where we how do I respond as a Christian you think God's thoughts. Don't get caught up in the very thing that you say the wounds getting caught up in social media done gets thrown into a tailspin, because you turn on the media and it's the school boards that don't find yourself plunging into depression over the helplessness because you've heard this and you want that you have got it going to the presence of a righteous God, and we do business before God as Christian people. That's what God says popular in America.
Are you kidding me.
You mean that preacher said God said what God said what about the humanists. Why is that a biblical issue because humanism of the edits at its heart negates the sovereignty of God. Humanism what is humanism, what is the humanists believe if I was a humanist. It means that I believe that I am intrinsically capable of solving my own problems. Humanist denies the sovereign ability of a sovereign God in everything. My body is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all, we could all scream and think so. As a Christian I denounce any form of humanism because it points to the human heart. And by the way America you really think human abilities of sold the problems of this country come on how many more people do we need to elect how much more money do we need to make.
How many more rockets do we need to same laws. How many more motor calls, do we need to boot. How many more armies do we need to raise. We can't do it. We demonstrated that how we looking at a world without Christ and God is saying to us when you hand your life over to me. I am going to give you peace which passes all understanding.
I'm going to give you hope I'm going to show you where to go. Why the atheists will that's probably the most logical because atheism denies the very existence of God. I totally reject that God is everything, he's that in the beginning God it's in him God that we live and move and have our being. So here it is, and I'll bring it all together. You ready who all we well with the United States of America going back to the Declaration of Independence a few years back. Where are we now we are blessed beyond reason.
But we are also facing great great challenges. So what is our response. So these people, they turned to the Lord, you know you can do that in every crisis you may be facing them crisis in your family right now you know I spoke to a friend yesterday 24-year-old nephew most wonderful young man fell in love with his girl and they went out full weekly. Give me on a four wheeler, I have they went out full weekly. Just having the best time. Problem was they took a corner too sharply that four wheeler flipped it wind up in the air and it came down right on the face of this young 24-year-old man and killed him instantly. So how does a Christian respond to a crisis. This fits into the totality of life. But today is July 4 and we are Americans and will both blessed and we are facing an unprecedented on short so guess what happened to Jehoshaphat and the people just give you the points you ready LL number one they acknowledged God that was the starting point for six of the chapter 20 verse six, not one of these points. I'm telling you I don't I'm not giving them to you regarding Bible says they Jehoshaphat stood up like I'm standing up people gathered like will gathering number one.
Acknowledge got there, it is the Lord God of our fathers, are you not the garden you room over all the kingdoms of the nations but acknowledge God if you don't start with God. That's like playing baseball from the second base doesn't work folks you gonna stand to second base for the entire game waiting to hit the bull. It'll never be pitched to you, and I lost me how I figured that out an MRI. Jordan stand second base and look impressive. You can wear the right beautiful get the right bet you can be an ex-cricket player and even hold a private you can have home run written all over your face. You can practice you got it ready to power it's going out the ballpark and the crowds going to go wild though never puts the bowl. Do you because you're in the wrong place to begin with.
Some of you are trying to solve issues and you not on first base. Acknowledge God number two.
Verse nine. Look at verse nine.
If calamity comes upon us. I love this question. America if calamity comes upon us with a sword of judgment will close the door for sorry I didn't mean coven numbing plague, or famine. Whatever happens to us, we will stand one everybody just to listen to this. I'm not preaching on in times but I'm going to tell you something you ready you young guys ready here this over the next 5 to 10 years. They are going to be quite a lot of people who are Christian people that you believe are Christian people in the church again and leave the church. It's already started. Coven gave a segment of our wound an excuse to stop coming and I took it. But the Bible says it's going to happen and the worse I crisis goes on in the community and the more the rule of public opinion. The more you are going to see a falling away in the church you are going to hear fellow Christians getting so incensed over these things they going to leave the church and they going to go out they cannot actually join this social agenda, not the biblical agenda whether the social agenda be right or wrong is not the issue.
I pray it would be the right point. Listen guys guys you listen to this, the church's one foundation is Jesus Christ the Lord. This is not a social platform you know in Great Britain. Back at the turn of the lost century the church was powerful man powerful and they started to bring social gospel into the pulpit and for the next 40 years. When people came to church they got social gospel agenda not happen to the church but have a look you not every second church in Great Britain is a bingo hole.
The little pockets of believers.
You know that they're all once great great denominations that I will not name here in America that were very great evangelical denominations and they started to social gene dies, the pulpit and the church. And as the weeks and months go on the people God's people get a steady appetite of social agenda. Then I have to go and respond to a good no foundation to stand on. So they work out the problem from a social agenda, not from God's agenda and the church disintegrates your listing to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher on The Encouraging Word will be back in just a moment with more on this powerful message for Dr. Don.
Once you know were here for you later talk and pray with you, whether it's keyboard keyboard our website at tewonline.org for this phone number 866899 word that's 866-899-WORD 9673 now back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton sounds like I'm picking on young people use students have got such any ministry you are so powerful.
College students seen 1/2 half like to spend time with Kentucky. I just see what God does. I want you on the ballfields what Chapman you start church hopping in one out the other looking for entertainment and who's going to say the bed have the base social agenda you have got a serious problem on your hands, you will become a spiritual dropout rate in a heartbeat. This is what they talking about you. This is powerful stuff. Stay steady. Hold the line be committed. Number three call display verse 11: Spade ever heard the phrase call a spade a spade called what it is. Verse 11. The Bible tells us that quite clearly in verse 11, he sees look at them. The cow they replaying us, you know, the very people who are given license to be people will take license to make people like they people. That's as old as the generations nations don't collapse, ordinarily from outside. Satan wants to collapse America is going to happen from inside we don't need Russian tanks rolling around you will. Obama will blow them back into the water Russian tanks that South Rick not cybersecurity it spiritual conviction that's under attack call display number four admit in adequacy.close your verse 12 admit in adequacy.
The Bible says, for we got no power to face this army you know what I did early this morning. You know God's been working on this message on me for about six weeks. Got six weeks may not be Lord you know tell you this morning. I just got on my knees us and mold archive: do this now. Then I say little. What right do I have to say anything you like, world authority or something and we kicked the king of England and the parents said we don't need embalming. So what what a vibrance I got a money I said Lord Eichorn you know you look at our world today.
Guys, I promise you if you haven't felt this you going to start feeding the feeling of almost like hopelessness and sometimes it will come from the smallest little group you know that sometimes the loudest noise comes from the cheapest seats not always the case.
You know, sometimes the most vocal people in the local church of the people who don't give one dime to the church you know that you know sometimes on the ballfield. The man who gets goes ballistic and shots most and just about murders the referees and the pies he's the guy that sits in the top and the cheapest seats possible, who's probably never played a game in his life before and he's got the most to say and I love them.
Admit your inadequacy and then finally depend totally. The Bible says God will abuse how do you depend totally got a full point depending totally number one listen, just listen. Listen to what God said all gods are asking you to do today is like we read in the Scriptures in verse 15 he said excuse me King Jehoshaphat listen listen, just listen to what going say, to engage verse 16 says get down there. Let me tell you how this works. You ready to tell you how this works folks. When it comes to the church. The church's foundation is Jesus in the church. We need to do everything teaching my mandate is to preach the word preach the word.
Be instant in season and out of season I'm asking God with all of this going on. Please do not let me lose my mandate and my focus to teach and preach the word of God. Focus on the word of God. We in our life groups camp in the city without children without boys and girls in recreation. It's the word of God with teaching the word because the word is the Lamb and the light unto our path way.
That is what happens when we as a church come together and you hear the word of God and you hear God the Spirit of God takes over and the spirit of God takes us where you think we will going to be this week full of the place where out in the world leading business we're in politics when schools activate engage that's what the Bible says engage as a Christian you don't be silent on these things as a Christian, but you've got to do a black Jesus and God will use you in a powerful way. Listen engage the third one is to concede Bible says in verse 17 powerful versus you know, take up your positions but you gotta concede to God, is God's going to fight for you.
I don't how to do you dislike you get graceful battling you go out and you prepare and you listen you go out and engage in you just know in your heart you know now about five as God has stirred your heart in my heart, perhaps, or something that needs to be adjusted to change necessary before we get away. You've heard from Dr. Wilton preaching and teaching from the pulpit but he steps in the studio.
Open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that on the center 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 in Jesus name, my friend. I would welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting. You life to Jesus to rededicate your life free resources and want you to have if you call 866899 word 866-899-WORD 9673 or email us at email@example.com OR G you by Dr. Don Wilton brings words of encouragement just typing John again discover more on line at tewonline.org. Another way to pray with you anytime 24 hours a day at 866-899-WORD