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R640 Signs of His Coming, Pt.5

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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January 28, 2022 8:00 am

R640 Signs of His Coming, Pt.5

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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January 28, 2022 8:00 am

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Born in the in one most often asked question Dr. Don Wilton talk about the open God's word with Dr. Don Wilton well-known author event was passed from the rope and he was well on her website G that's T now Dr. Don Wilton I remaster kinds of questions and backups. You have some one of those questions. Abby lost his drive think that this is the end of the age. Is this the end times which Jesus was talking about the bad news quite simple yes and no.

Yes I believe it could be, though I don't think it is because nobody knows there's not a single person in this world is qualified to pass a judgment concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ Bible tells us that very and so when we study matters of eschatology the doctrine of last things we better understand that the Lord Jesus shared these things will last gave dress manifold signs of his coming, but made no bones about the fact that we do not have the right there, the ability or the capacity of the authority of God ever to determine when that time will be bottom line is that we need to be ready. I know that I've given Bob back to the Lord Jesus Christ and I know that if he were to come this afternoon that I would go to be with him and if he were to come thousand years after I died I would already be with him and I'm so glad to tell you today that that the Lord Jesus Christ done for this, but he will do exactly the same thing for you and I'm going to ask you to give your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. That's our first order of business when we worshiping. I don't believe that it is by accident but God impressed upon my heart come January of this year to begin a series entitled until he comes. But I do know that the matters pertaining to Israel and to the nation of Israel and to the holy land. The Middle East are singular significance. We cannot ignore the we face some relevant by limitless Christians. Some people of ask this question, I'm going to Austin again. Does Israel, the Jewish people. The Jewish people occupy a special place in the heart of God. Does the answer to that absolutely do we know that while you can go back into your Bible into the Old Testament, you will discover that God instituted a covenant relationship with the people of Israel and you can go back and you can trace the history of Israel. Early one brings even the best even when Israel was at their worst when the people Hudson against God most previously, God established a covenant with the Jewish people were the nation of Israel.

Second question is this does not mean to say that God is involved in a particular way with the nation of Israel. That is absolutely yes.

The reason is because God is truth and God cannot and does not break his truth.

God established that covenant in his company and stands for? Does that mean to say that the Jewish people are going to remember is the answer to that. Absolutely not the lies that the case because my friends are Jewish friends brought Orthodox Jews throughout to Jews if you want about what they believed what you could do is take a Bible and open it from Genesis to the book of Malachi, you would cover the books of the Old Testament.

Then begin in Matthew and go through revelation and just tear those out of your Bible, the Jewish people walked through the New Testament. Now what is the New Testament. The New Testament is Jesus Christ. Remember when Jesus purpose to take the Lord's supper.

He spoke about that.

He said this is the New Testament. This is the new covenant because of my blood and this in remembrance of me until I come again, and when Jesus died upon the cross, he didn't do away with the learner and the Old Testament he came to fulfill this to make it complete. Jesus is the complete that is why Jesus used that phrase on the cross. It is finished is finished because the book of God is complete. There is nothing more to be done. The Old Testament was incomplete. You have about our Jewish friends live they live according to the legal documents of the Old Testament, their religion, the Jewish religion is a legalistic religion that is God.

I have such strict observance of the Sabbath that have strict observance concerning what they eat, the times of the day. They have strict observance concerning what they can where they have strict observance concerning their religious rites and rituals that have strict observance concerning even matters pertaining to physical circumcision children and all kinds of things that strict adherence to the legal side of the according to the Old Testament. There are many Jews today have come to believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. That is why they are known as messianic Romans chapter 10 verse nine and 10 tells us that if we confess with thy mouth and believe in our heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead will be safe. Well box Jewish religious person does not believe that God raised Jesus from the dead after not be so you'd say to me, will foster then how does this fit into what were talking about Israel is very important.

You just think about it for a moment Jesus was born in Israel by school Bethlehem. In fact the place we commonly believed. Additionally, he was barely surrounded by his writing.

Thanks. Even as we told the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Jesus was a Jew himself. You may have noticed that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem that he ascended from the Mount of olives. I want you to know that Jesus going to come back and when he does he's going to land back there on the mount of the saints, and the Mount of olives is coming back to Israel. The battle of Armageddon is going to Take Pl. in Israel obscured the Steve Skinner not being there number times many of you being there obscured in the Valley of Megiddo where the Bible says that on that final battle which is going to be brought to consummation by the spoken word of God.

The blood is going to float as high as the miles of just think of how deep that is going to be that is going to happen because God's going to speak victory. Israel is very not going to take this even further. One of these days when we get into the letter to the Hebrews on when I preached in Paul's letter to the Romans. We cannot understand these things outside of the significance of God's relationship with Israel. Jesus Christ became a high priest off of the mulch is a bit the Bible connects the history of Israel into the heart of Christendom and no less significant is out March, according to the chronology of God according to God's timetable related to the events of the end of the age.

Israel is very important.

I challenge you on that. You cannot put your head in the sand like an ostrich and say I'm not interested in what's going on in Israel and I'm not just talking about the economic reasons we know what happens from the 1967 is very well we know what happens to all prices.

We understand economic factors that this is not about economics. You understand what God has to say about something Jesus repeatedly right throughout his teachings in the New Testament said I want for my people. The people of his then he chose us in this mix that there are going to be many of those same people brought David come to know him as Messiah. They'll data complemented during the time of the tribulation.

They are going to be part of the tribulation saints and just as a matter of interest, and by the way hundred and 44,000 Jewish evangelists are begged to be pocketed into the methodology that God uses to share the word of God.

During the time of the tribulation when the spirit of God has been removed.

God amongst many other means is going to use 134 converted Jews and tell people that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, who better to do that than Jewish people.

Throughout the history of the mad, the fact that Jesus Christ is the son of the living ball. What a testimony what it tasted. You things that are going on in Israel are profoundly they help us to understand the deep significance of what Jesus Christ was talking about but Israel does not have favored nation status as far as salvation is concerned.

People read people, yellow people, black people like people. People from China. People from Mexico.

People from Africa.

People from America and Canada, and every part of the world. Every person who goes to heaven is going to go there. By the same means and that is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, amen. What a message. There is 113 Jesus said I'm I am the life and men can come unto the father except through me. You remember John chapter 3 in verse 16. God didn't say for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever accepting the Jews would believe in them will receive eternal life is whosoever that means are people like the girl upon the name of the Lord Jesus shall be so. I'm so glad that we get a day to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ want you here in Matthew 24, which is where I want you to turn in your Bibles. Jesus was trying to tell us something.

My friends, I'm going to tell you that I have met many preachers over the years and I'm not being critical of them I love them but I met many preachers and when it comes to matters of eschatology. They run a mile, but I want to get involved in these things, they get tied up.

It takes very serious study seems to me like every week I study this I find a little more about what I don't know Jesus Christ speaking. We've already looked at some of the signs.

There are approximately in general same seven major signs of his coming birth pains interring believers worldwide proclamation, the abomination that causes desolation will arrive. That abomination that causes desolation in verse 15, we discovered already that is going to take place at the midpoint of the tribulation. In that same year. All believers have been rapture to be taken out of the will and only those who been left behind. Of those who said no to Jesus Christ that that includes Jewish people the nation of Israel to have said no to Jesus Christ's messianic Jews who have already trusted in Jesus that belong with me and with you will be in heaven with an Jesus Christ is trying to show us something of singular significance concerning the tribulation.

So I will let doesn't concern me this about.

See the more I study these things, the more compassion I have in my heart. The determination I have tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ. I don't want anybody to go through these things in the Bible says at the midpoint of the tribulation.

The Antichrist is going to march into the temple of God and commit abomination is going to commit sacrilege of going to the file. The holiness of God, and that abomination is grayed up close and degraded ring desolation upon the those would be left behind numbered among those who lead be left behind again to be the hundred and 44,000 Jewish evangelists would not come to know the all day to be a number of people have come to know Christ. Probably thousands upon thousands of them. After the rapture came to know Jesus Christ. Because of the work of the Angels because of the activity of the rapture because of the ministry of the two witnesses and a bother because of their resurrection from the dead in the streets of Jerusalem, so that you read about this 15 remember Jesus speak, he 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, then let those who are aware engineer. These Things Are Taking Pl. in Judea I've been to Judea. I've been in the Judean wilderness's remarkable where the caves in the mountains.

Those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

No one on the roof of ethos go down and take anything out of the house like no one in the field go back to get his cloak Good flick will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Pray that your flight will not take place in winter because it's going to be cold you don't live in a cave when it's cold, you will not take flat on the Sabbath on the Sabbath, you gonna run and burn those legalists they going to tell you not supposed to be running on the Sabbath.

This 21 for then and that will by the way, means that following this instigated initiated by the abomination that causes this desolation. They will be great distress so they would be great. Desolation unequaled from the beginning of the world and from our member to be equaled again.

If those days had not been cut.

Sure, no one would survive for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened throughout the elect.

Every person is given their life to Christ as the elect of God and yet Jesus is making it very clear. People say where people come to know Christ during the tribulation, absolutely telling us market for the sake of the elect for those who come to know Christ.

For those who believe now that Jesus Christ is the Messiah during the tribulation. Because all believers at the time of the rapture have already gone for the sake of the elect. God is going to extend these grace. And he says that this time of great distress is going to be shut down to how long the 3 1/2 years. Some of you say will 3 1/2 years as of March I'm going to tell you 3 1/2 years is a lifetime.

One of the people I admire most was Col. Ted Ballard one about beacons. I believe he should Col. Ballard. I love and respect you so but I tell you I would.

Col. Ballard got the story of being a prisoner of ruling Hanoi in Vietnam for nearly 7 years. I'll guarantee you say seven years that seven years must've felt like a lifetime.

Folks you can get through 3 1/2 years when things are going well, but when you're in the time of distress unequaled from before the beginning of the world you talking about a lifetime and look what happens. You're in verse 23. At that time if anyone says to you, there is the class to various do not believe false Christ's and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the if that were possible. Now why is it not possible because God has told us that once we are in the palm of his hand. Nobody can talk us out of the sin a man. That's why it's not possible such great assurance from God's word that we are in his hands. Forgive the interruption will be back with the conclusion of today's message with Dr. Wilton in just a moment the doctor done once we let you know we're here for you connecting on the phone at 8668 24 hours a day.

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Now back to today's great teaching Dr. Don very simple loss. The site would not be able to deceive those who have not come to trust in Jesus, because once you say you cannot become unsafe someone would not say to me will prosper back on lose my salvation. Then I can go out and just let no one of the sure signs that you're not saved is if you adopt that attitude like this. He says what usually shall we continue in sin that grace may abound, then Jesus uses those words in verse 25 ECC.

I have told you when ahead of time. These things haven't happened. I'm telling you now for a reason to incredible things are going to happen during this time we looked at the first one not just give it to you for review. Bible says that during this time off to the abomination of desolation. This great distress. Number one, it's going to be a time of great distress. Now let his brain declares it to be a great distress. Have you been just straight stock. Have you ever just got my postrace.number two I brought the money number two distress, three. My house burned down. Congratulations. You're allowed to be distress. I've been on God for two months and I put on 5 pounds last week that function is the question I will this be a time of great distress. Three reasons I've given them to you. I'm just gonna list another one because of the flooring of God's anger. We looked at that in Revelation chapter 14, number two, the unrestrained meanness of the antichrist. God is going to take these hands below. That's the bottom line you say to me hold on not costing you mean God is not mad about certain yes he is Buddy's Holy Spirit to work. I made to tell you folks that God has not unleashed these anger upon the world because of sin, God's anger is going to be out. The antichrist is going to be unrestrained gods no longer gonna hold them back is going to say whatever you wanted and number three the suffering of those who lived behind. We read about that in Revelation 9 and Revelation 16.

The suffering of those left behind three great reasons, right out of the word of God why Jesus said in verse 21 he said this is going to be a time of distress.

I'm equaled from the beginning of the world until now.

Why will God's anger work of the antichrist, the suffering of tribulation saints you want any more reasons for the stress. The second thing that's going to take place during this time that many will this be a time of great distress. But this will be a time of great deception. I want you to look here with me because this is very important to understand. Remember that back in verse 16 and 17 and 19 and 19 Jesus gave a whole lot of instructions to those who were in the tribulation at the time of the abomination that causes desolation. D tell him he should flee to the mountains. He said my case hard McKay. He said pray like hope that you're not pregnant or nursing mother. Jesus gave a whole lot of instruction. Why is he telling the spokes listen to me. What Jesus was saying is this, that when the abomination occurs that causes desolation occurs that the people who are living at that time who originally were left behind both the tribulation saints and those who still refuse to believe in Jesus Christ. They are going to become vulnerable. Like I have never been before following ability is the name of the game. They are going to become.

How is this deception going to take place. Three. Why Jesus tells us Jesus actually tells us how this deception is going to take place. Number one is going to take place by means of the spoken word with me in verse 23 Jesus as he says in verse 23. At that time if anyone says to you, the fast means of deception during that time is going to be the spoken word is not just like Satan today member folks we talking about the singular significance of Israel and the timeline of God in the affairs of the world just like Satan, the, you know that the number one means that Satan uses to deceive people like you and me is by means of the spoken word. Folks, we are surrounded by people talking on your television set when listening to speeches left and right. How many times do you not say I know that happened man. He said it she said gossip is one of the most heinous means by which Satan capitalizes on the spoken word. You know when you go to school on Monday and you're in the cafeteria and someone works up to you and says God, but something to tell you. You should've seen what she did. I want to tell you this, I get an inside scoop you folks avoid gossip private gossip would never be a party a lot.

Satan would use the spoken word to assassinate the breakdown to deceive and destroy just like that you are part of the lecture, yes, that is not the apostle James said he said your tongues instruments like that the consent forest on fire just Satan can you just destroy the life of somebody spoken word. That's the first means of deception. Isn't it ironic that the second means of deception is not only by means of the spoken word, but by means of their physical appearance that I listen to this. He says you're in verse 24 he says for false Christ's and false prophets. You ready for this will appear we talking about in times and Jesus himself says. Not only will this deception take the form of the spoken word. It's going to take the form and it's going to be carried by means all the physical appearance of false Christ's and false prophets. It's a powerful and in some ways, ominous teaching from Dr. but our goal is not to frighten you, but to know that there is hope for Dr. Wilson is preaching from the pulpit.

Now open your heart to what he wants to share from you from the studio. 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 night, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God.

This is exciting news.

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