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January 25, 2022 8:00 am
We all could use some encouragement and we will find it together today in the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton Encouraging Word. I got many friends are signing up firstname.lastname@example.org for no free email with other great resources on this today email@example.com now Dr. Don Wilton my beloved friends. I'm going to ask you to do something but I say to you every time we meet you. Please type your Bibles this morning but I'm going something you absolutely are going to need your Bibles this morning you will not survive without going to be in the word of God somewhat extensively and I'm going to ask you before we even begin to hear from God's word you open your Bibles first. Matthew 24 and then having done so that you open your Bibles to the book of Daniel in the New Testament. If you have a map or something that Bible around about chapter 9 but I'm going from chapter to chapter 12 of the book of Daniel all-inclusive live map of the day so that you can turn back with all the easily first billing Matthew then we going to go to the book of Daniel going to be concerning some other passages internally, less specifically dealing during these days with the signs of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, remembering that Jesus himself even in this chapter. In chapter 24 tells us that no one knows when he's going to come.
Nobody not a lot of us. Jesus gives to us. I believe in Matthew chapter 24, amongst many other things salmon major signs of future events that all indicators defended me concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus told us to look for these things and what he said was that these things will give you a clue tell you concerning the immigrants of my liberal bubble. He returned why we looked at some of them are already signed number one's birth pains that somewhat extensively signed number two was the parents are believers in hearing believers because Jesus said, those who stand for him to be in when we say that he was trying to tell us what we need to be increasingly observant of the fact that as this increases in this world so it is beginning to become obvious concerning those stand for and with the Lord Jesus Christ that culminating point at the end of the tribulation. The rich standing firm and in hearing as a tribulation believer is going to have particular significance.
Considering the work of the antichrist sign that we look back on soon, worldwide proclamation and I believe we discovered investment theme of Matthew chapter 24 but Jesus told us to expect that prior to his return to the earth that people of every tribe and of every language will and we discovered last week. Some other times how this was going to be possible even through God's angels, which he would dispatch at his sovereign grace. According to the book of Revelation in Shandong with the message of the gospel. So today we going to deal with the first of these signs the abomination of desolation while I wonder if he would take a survey of everyone worshiping with us this morning. How many of us would honestly say that in the world is that while Jesus spoke about. I'm going to be quite frank with you. There are some times in Scripture when I come face-to-face with the reality of my own human limitations and I discover just… I don't know, and I would tell you that there is a great temptation on the hearts of most of us preachers when we get to things like this.
We well we just kind of say well there's too much to do. You cannot possibly explain everything in regard to the next verse. Growing up day to do that because Jesus was telling us something singular. Significance let's read about Matthew chapter 24 verse 50 Jesus said so when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel let the reader understand. Rather an interesting parenthetical statement that Jesus makes Bob wondered why Jesus added Mary and parentheses from his own mouth that the reader understand and I've come to the conclusion that I'm lazy shows me otherwise that this is so important that Jesus was saying is this is not something that just the disciples need to know about when Jesus was telling them about it. He was saying that those throughout the ages. Read these things understand these things I think about you that the Lord had me in mind on that you know when I got that little parenthetical statement lasted all he's telling me that I better not skip over this is something of major importance here. So he says that when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that causes desolation spoke about three prophet Daniel let the reader understand Lynn those who are in Judea flee to the mountain with no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything I the house. No one in the field go back to get his cloak.
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Pray that your flight will not take place in the winter or on the Sabbath, then there will be great distress equaling from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be equaled again.
If those barriers have not been cut short around would you look at me for a moment you know I went further than having the wrong without an interruption spokes. Jesus is telling us something he saying when you see the abomination that causes desolation.
There is going to be a time of such distress, you better pray that you not you better make absolutely certain that you belong to me.
You don't want to be that you want to be a pregnant woman to be left behind because this time is going to be a time of distress which is equal and then Jesus hastens the site. He says will not cut short. If God did not and in this distress that I'm tramping about this. Nobody service one would survive. That's how severe it is going to be for the sake of the elect those days will be sure I love that word elect groups of people in America today who take that entire that end of the sovereign half of the blog site Simon dams, others low in the Bible does the Bible teach that that's the business of the mapping by Pharisees to people in America today who are gathering around them. They are taking these verses of Scripture and they are saying we all the frozen chosen services of the Bible don't count anymore. God's love is not extended to everybody and let me tell you something when God thinks about the elect. He's talking about one person. He's thinking about other people who belong to Jesus Christ. People being harassed and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb at the time the cross was that Jesus Christ died for people God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that believes in him shall not die what is Jesus talking about Jesus was saying these days would not touch nobody would survive that the spirit say all those Christ died for the sake of those who have been the price for the sake of having rational and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Those days will be swept all ubiquitous and of love God would love us so much that he wouldn't allow this time of distress unequaled from the beginning to go to the point beyond which not even the elect. Nothing he say something here. He says at that time of anyone since you look there is the classical barriers do not believe the false Christ and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and verticals to deceive the elect. The deception will be so incredible work of the antichrist will be so marvelous it will be so impressive. It will be so deceitful that the elect those and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb in the tribulation and deceived by the Jesus comes up with another parenthetical statement he says that were possible.
Why, because those who are in the palm of the hands of the one who died for them. No one can pluck them out because once you say you can never be on the site. You cannot be the usual salvation. The question is not whether or not you and I can lose our salvation. The question is whether or not we were saved to begin with.
So the Lord Jesus says if that were possible and then in verse 25 he says see I have told you ahead of time. That's the bottom line is the bottom line. This things are going to get worse before they get better. That's what Jesus was saying, it's important to understand whether the Lord Jesus was talking about two groups of people on the one hand, he was talking about Israel specifically during math but he was thinking about the world generally. He was thinking about the end times. He is telling us that in the final analysis, there are only two categories of people all being lost and those who are being say that's what Jesus say is going to culminate this with the separation of sheep and the goats either for or against either belong to God or you don't live up to Mason's.
He's talking about the nation of Israel.
Why, because he has a very special relationship with the nation of Israel and nation of Israel plays a very significant role Lee at the very end. In the time of the tribulation that is tripping about the world in general. Why, because of the blood of Jesus Christ. There is neither Jew or Greek by the volume of email not abandonment free will. Love in Christ Jesus is talking about the elect of God being bred for the price and he's telling us that if you want to put the bottom line on this thing only two categories of people.
Those who are being lost in those rubbing say forever. How does this work out well. I just need to remind us of a few things.
Well, let's see what we can do now.
I'm going to step into the time when Jesus goes to heaven because this is the moment when Jesus goes to heaven. So Jesus is not going to go to the church right at the end of the church I was going to be this event that the Bible talks about the rapture the rapture.
This is going to be the rapture. I need to do something, Jesus Christ, who is Jesus Christ is the word he is the word in the beginning was the word the word was with Bob Bridwell's goal here is Jesus in Matthew 24 is the world telling the disciples were reading about in Matthew 24, and one of the things that Jesus says when you see the abomination of desolation.
Excuse me but is he talking about when he tells us we better know about these things. And he also says I told you these things now because you need to know about Betsy talking about.
Well, we know that he's looking to his burial and resurrection and ascension to be seated at the right hand with all that Jesus is looking right throughout the church right. We know that there is going to come a time that he's going to come in the clouds will talk about it in a moment entering the salmon here tribulation.
That is going to be uncontrolled and dominated by none other than antichrist right in the middle of this tribulation 1260 days 1260 days 3 1/2 years 3 1/2 years right in the middle of something is going to happen.
It's clearly the abomination of isolation that is the same for part of the tribulation. Now watch this Jesus Christ. The word of God is teaching us about things that we know nothing about. He's showing us these things that are going to happen before he comes so Jesus Christ comes to this point he dies, he's buried. He rises from the grave he goes to heaven we enter the church age. This time the Lord Jesus Christ is in heaven and all of our friends moms and dads, grandparents are brothers and sisters who are dying in Christ, where the guy right with him. Jesus Christ and more in heaven. I'm still on this earth. I believe it's getting pretty close to the end time and the Bible says that at some time known only to the heart of God.
Jesus Christ is going to come in the clouds. He's not going to come back down and we are going to go live with going to be snatched up to meeting in the air. We got to meet him up.
Not down here, he's not coming down.
The moment that that happens and talk last rises to the full and antichrist. The first thing is going to do is going to write a piece covenant with Israel. He's going to guarantee a piece of Israel to read about it in Daniel nine. In verse 27 in amount that's a problem with Israel, and for 3 1/2 years. Antichrist sees the world. Don't worry about a thing. I'm in control. Antichrist Gen. Alexander Haig in the White House when President Reagan was shot as of now I'm in charge of the White House. What he says is done panic. I know these things been going on but I'd be cool. I'm in control and I'm going to show you that I'm gone and ready. Does he goes around and he gets people to follow him and take the number 666 and he says you follow me, I'm going to give you food.
I meant to protect you. I'm in a guarantee or security and for 3 1/2 years. Antichrist does these things and I'm going to be teaching you on that subnet. The half way mark of the Bible say is that he is going to turn on Jerusalem and Israel. And when he times on Jerusalem and Israel.
He's going to review his true colors.
He's going to show the world who he really is and he is going to enter into the temple and he is going to desecrate the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the extent that he is even going to Jewish priests to eat in the holy of holies this is going to be the culminating point of the anti-Christ is going to be the moment that Jesus saves us from a nation which is antichrist which he is going to desolation of the great tribulation, which is the next 3 1/2 years during which time there was going to be suffering and permanent structure of which I cannot begin to imagine and serve antichrist now comes this writer and he is wreaking havoc on the bread and cheese was very gets ready to come and where comes the Lord Jesus Christ and this is the second coming.
And when Jesus comes again.
He comes in the cloud. He comes with all the tribulation saints have gone on to be with us being washed and redeemed by the blood of the lamb, and he lands neutrally and matches the Armageddon and he looks around, and there is antichrist saying I'm going to show you on medicine is the real God around here, and antichrist begins to gather these troops.
He's the boss to conquer. He's conquered them both. He's conquered the Libyans then put my glovebox and the Russians he's conquered Iran he's conquered the Chinese he's rampaged across the world and he's in control the Bible to ask about this kingdom as a kingdom. I spent some breaks everything in its path toward Jesus and antichrist is on the to get to Jesus, I'm in a get and Jesus lands in Jerusalem and Jesus matches out Armageddon and by the very he's not antichrist. Forgive the eruption will be back in just a moment the doctor will remind you we are connecting right now phone at 866899 word that's 866-899-WORD 9673 on on our website.
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This is what God does for us folks that want to note something here Jesus is in Matthew 24 he says when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that is desolation. Well, there are three things I want us to consider very briefly let them help us to understand what understand the abomination that causes desolation. You got understand that there will be a fake piece we talked about this a fake piece we know what the words say because it's an athletic term where you pretend you're gonna make a play. But you don't like. Follow the rapture is going to be delivered by antichrist. Pulling Israel is the sequence of events that take place during the strike, please. There will be a fake pretense.
Remember antichrist is going to a Confederacy of 10 European nations that are going to come out of the old ancient Roman empire. Turn with me to Daniel chapter 7 Daniel chapter 6 want to show you a couple of things here that are interested now this is the dream then your head and the interpretation of the dream concerning the four beasts. Those 23 Daniel chapter 7, he gave me this explanation, the first beast is 1/4 kingdom that will appear on earth will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, tramping it down and crushing it often kingdoms come from this kingdom that I want you to just hold that right click go back to chapter 2 of the book of Daniel quickly. Chapter 2 and verse 50 Daniel chapter 2 in verse 50. That's what the word says finally be affecting the strong as iron breaks and smashes everything as iron breaks things to pieces so it will crush and break earlier this going to be a false pretense to protect Israel. Number two, there's going to be a fake alliance. Daniel chapter 9 and verse 27 quickly. Daniel chapter 9 verse 27 while the lamb going to be in this particular chapter. One of these values rather extensively because there's a lot to do about timelines but just for now, let's concentrate on verse 27 he that is antichrist will confirm a covenant with Manny. 17 that is for seven years. In the middle of the seven letters half of seven anyone love 3 1/2 years. How do we know the tribulation is going to be seven years.
The Bible tells how do we know the covenant will be broken at the half point because God tells us in the middle of the seven years in the middle of the seven he that is antichrist will put an end to sacrifice and offering and outer ring the temple he will set up an abomination that is desolation on the end that is the creed Jesus is pulled out on right now. What's this will be a fake pretense of fake alliance but there will be a fake. And we read a lot about Daniel chapter 7, for example from verse 23 and I've already read that you let this run is iron this one of the fourth kingdom is going to cross and trample everything tramping about a fake piece Jesus saying to us.
Watch for the abomination of desolation. How do we identify we identified by virtue of the fake piece that is going to Take Pl. in November. If you're Christian, you're not going to be on the earth. When this happens, then if you miss that. You gonna be in heaven.
What Jesus was talking about. There is only for people who live both to be left behind powerful teaching God's word in the pulpit with Dr. Don Wilton now as he steps into 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 sins and by faith I receive you into my heart in Jesus night, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting new if you just prolong the doctor to give your life to Christ. We dedicate your life to Jesus. Welcome to the family of God. Welcome home. We will put free resources in your hands help you grow and we would love along with Dr. Wilton to pray for you. Call us at 8668866899673 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org G will discover great resources like this. My book Saturdays with his relationship with a precious man impacted lives you don't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by his life remember the phone number 866-899-WORD 9673 or connect online with the settee DEW online.org