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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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March 7, 2022 8:00 am

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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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March 7, 2022 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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We all could use some encouragement and provided together today in the Bible by Susan Dr. Don Wilton all about your promise will be opening the Bible together in Matthew 28 adjustable was doctoral against to teach about the carrier's promise know that were available for you were connecting our phone line at 866899 word anytime 24 hours a day. That's 866-899-9673 and on our website and Margie that's TW right now using this remarkable resource as we pray for our children way that's on our website at T.


Be sure to drop by today. Now let's open our hearts and God's work together for the carriers promise today's message from Dr. Don Wilton on the way collective because we all believers and we believe in God so let's pull would you join me, Lord Jesus, we pull to you. We have song about you and to you and we told you know that is prayer and we all hearing from you. You have us in this place for reason. Every one of us more. Not a single person is here by accident. We may not see it like that but you love us so much. You put us in the right position at the right time in the right place to hear what you want us to hear so more like this preacher get out of the way.

May we get out of the way. What a brilliant time of worship today. Father in all honesty, we all have lives and their all things that we deal with so much of which we cannot do.

We just don't know you carry us through we going to trust you to do just that. In Jesus name, amen I don't I don't get to see many of you personally but I feel you are saying shoot and I just love you and I thank God for you today.

We already a family together were a gathering of believing people and if you if you don't know Jesus. That's the reason you're here today to become part of a believing group of people now just going to tell you very briefly that starting today black rock not long rings I'm going to be in a in a fantastic series in the Bible.

I don't know how long this is going to go on. Could be six weeks, but I'm just letting you know it might be the rest of the year because that's God's business. We had to be looking at unbelievable accounts events stories right through the Bible. I meant to be jumping all over the place where God leads me and here's the bottom line we are going to Grable in be reminded taken to where we need to be that God carries us through. Now you might not feel it all necessarily understand it, but we are lost God to show us. It God carries us through. I want to show you from the Bible that even though you are in a situation you just lost somebody that you really love brought so if I was to pick on grief. God will carry you through that.

I mean I wear to where would I stop there lost so many illustrations God is going to carry us through what I meant to do today is we going to go back and I want to speak to you about the carriers promise if God carries us through whatever it is that we have in life.

Let's go back to the carrier, the one who carries us and I want us to begin with, where it all began that good. I want to go back where the promise was might so you got to follow this and we going to have a doctor you if you don't have a copy of the Bible say the soul, I have a hard copy by the way, do you need a word of explanation why have a hard copy because I'm a dummy with one of those things that is in your heart. I bet you would've said that to me buddy right you would've said Dr. Don you just a dummy when it comes to that. I bought a pair with these gadgets that all you younger people get up with and I put it up your and I have it all nicely say and I'm in the middle of my message and it just goes off somewhere now waterlogged all right and I'm not stuck on notes and that but I don't trust that little thing I thought I just say that in such case, some of your struggle, you know, at least you sitting there in the dark and it would be you can do all this and everything like that I can't do that. And if I did it. I'd probably end up getting into the bowl game I watched yesterday and stated where I need to be in the Bible so I'm going to begin in Matthew chapter 28 all right, you need to be in Matthew chapter 28 and then I'm going to go to the book of acts and chapter 1 side Matthew chapter 28 we have the ultimate statement by the carrier, the one who carries us through when he made it known that he's going to do what he says he would.

This is what Jesus said in acts chapter 28.

Please allow me disciples cannot say this.

Don didn't say this, the church didn't say this First Baptist Church didn't say this, the bishop didn't say this God sends.

Jesus said this is what he said in verse 19 of Matthew 28. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. You're ready for this, and behold, I am with you always. I to the end of the age. Jesus said that Jesus didn't say I'll be with you every nonlinear Jesus didn't say now depending on how you behave. Jesus didn't say I'll be with you always, after I've sat down with my counsel of angels and decided whether or not I can spend the time with you didn't say I'll be with you always, just so long as it doesn't cost too much. He didn't say I'll be with you always, just so long as you work through all the details before you ask me to help you be with you always.

All right, let's go to the book of acts is very important.

Go to the book of acts and were going to be in chapter 1 what I'm going to do is I'm going to read to you the final moment that Jesus say this again before he took off and left these believers to themselves so to speak. At least I'm out of thought they were on their own and I might stop every now and again I'm going to do that. I know some of you would draw that that I just read through, but I'm just telling this too much or I can't do that.

So this is what he tells us in the book of acts in the first book, oh Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day that he was taken up off the he had given Kaman's through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen he had done done speaking, telling them what to do. He was out of the does not happen. He presented himself alive to them off pre-sufferings by many proofs, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them. I notice I feel like sitting down with this one and while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, did you get that now guys this is some weird stuff.

So Jesus is about to take off into heaven, and he's talking to the church to a group of believers. Those who trusted him and the first thing he says is you stay right here in Jerusalem that's very nice, thank you very much. How much time you got for me to talk about way. He told them start they hated them in Jerusalem. You know, just 14 short days before Jesus said this, they killed them. You know, Jerusalem was the seat of their political government and the government hated God it was head and shoulders. The single worst place to plot the church you could ever imagine.

And Jesus looks at his followers, and he says now you by the way, the word order means I'm not asking you to think about.

I'm telling you because I'm God not to depart from Jerusalem, let's see what happened but to wait for the promise of the father which you heard from me for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. So when they had come together, they are steam with you at this time restore all the kingdom to Israel. You know I got the politics mixed up in their mission they would just like you and me. They sat around their the first thing they wanted to do was sort out they politics I tell you, when I began to read that awesome self question even about my own social media does my social media prove to the world that are more interested in sorting out the politics of my nation. Am I more interested in being obedient to what Jesus says to me about sharing the gospel whereon planted so that God can change the hearts of people who will then change the politics of the sorry did some of you not care that what you've assaulted over nuance of the question, what governs everything you do what's turning you into a frenzy and Jesus looked at them and he said to you ought to start right here in the spirit of hell this place where your politics and your people and everything about it is the single most difficult place to have a baby but I'm telling you to begin), Jerusalem anybody in church. I was sorry I'm reading here the seven by the way Jesus sorted them out with a politics verse seven he said to them, excuse me, it's not for you to know the times and the seasons that the father has fixed by his authority. This world is ordered according to God, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and your business is to be witnesses beginning here in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the and when they see these things as they were looking on, he suddenly was gone.

I know you know what what the Bible says suddenly was going up in the clouds. Jesus tells them you just stay right there in Jerusalem.

I'm giving you a commission I'm telling you how to operate. I'm telling you what to do. I'm giving you what you gonna call instantly an impossible undertaking, and suddenly he was taken from a site in the Bible says that God Jesus then turns around while they were gazing, behold, two men stood by them in white robes and said men of Delhi why you standing there looking up. The same Jesus was taken from you to heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him going up into heaven. Look at the next verse, so they gathered themselves into a meeting and decided they would talk this over and see whether they could come to a consensus as to whether or not it was the most suitable thing for them to actually do what Jesus said and stay in Jerusalem guys we are looking yeah at the ultimate expression of faith. Please forgive the interruption will be back in just a moment with the rest of today's message the carrier's problems with Dr. Don Wilton, Dr. Don insist we remind you that we are here for you were connecting 24 hours a day on our website TW and the phone line 866-899-WORD that 866899673 to call for resources or prayer any time during the day for me this on our website TW got some exciting resources right now, especially about praying for your adult children. It's a remarkable set of resources from Dr. Wilton Goodfriend stormy morning.

If you take a minute and drop by our website. I think you'll be blessed by what you find.

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My bride likes to do what we can get you signed up for the daily email comes up every morning about 6 AM with a powerful work Dr. Wilton about God's word and how it applies to our life every single day. Sign up today on our website for the daily Encouraging Word email TW pallets to back today's message. The carriers promise with Dr. Don Wilton.possible to please call and I read it to you. Verse 12 then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount of all of it which is near Jerusalem, the Sabbath day journey. What's what happened when they did, and when they had entered they went to the upper room.

They went back to the hangar. I went back inside like close the doors they gathered themselves in a meeting of God's people in the Bible say they were with him Peter and John and James and Andrew and Philip and Thomas and Bartholomew, Matthew, and James the son of Elvis and Simon the zealot and Judas the son of James and they would bear the Bible says in the next verse they would bear in unity of spirit.

They were there in one accord, devoting themselves to pray as they gathered with the man and the woman and all the people who called upon the mind of the Lord and said in God we trust. The carriers promise you're sitting here today.

We may not know about your life, but I'm telling you you're not on your own because God is carrying through.

You may be saying I don't know.

I got this diagnosis and this disease is going to take my life and I don't know what to do and I don't know how to do it. I don't know how to make ends meet.

I don't know what the answer is I don't know where I should go. This burden is too big for me.

I've got this massive undertaking. It's far bigger than we could ever imagine how we going to do this when we got to do this. How can we do this, God said, hold on a minute I told you to stay in Jerusalem and I promise you I will carry you through. But that well take a look at these believers just to help us think first of all I think we all agree. They followed him. What I have in common here, but I followed it were followers of Jesus, you know, when we go to Israel. Really you want me to summarize it.

We follow the footsteps of Jesus. We just trace him conduit all in 10 days, but we tried jolly hard to we have the best time in the world. These people followed Jesus. They didn't just follow him in terms of the footsteps.

They followed him in their heart they gave their hearts. They will believe it. Like you, like me, I'm a follower of Jesus. He's my Lord. The Bible tells me because I'm a follower of Jesus faith.

My faith comes by point number two. They didn't only follow him. They heard him, he spoke to them. He told them that's what we doing right now.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by word of God. We are hearing from God, my friend listen to me, this may have nothing to do with what I'm saying right now, but you are hearing from God.

Right now you know it you know it you're a believer and your faith is being strengthened because you hearing because you following because your reading because you are accepting the word of God.

This is not a Baptist document people lost me from time to time. All you besotted over being a Baptist absolutely not. How many times have you ever in all these years heard me get up and preach about being a Baptist on the solitude over Jesus. What I pray is when I get up to that talk about preach about, read about and present Jesus, God, because faith comes by hearing, following through the word of God by his spirit and God right now because you follow him your hearing from him.

That's what they did, which leads to the third thing they not only followed him and heard from him but they were unified behind him, guys can I say something speak freely please don't think I'm trying to impress anybody I I hesitate to even use this kind of language like G look at me, but it illustrates what I'm talking about.

I've had the privilege of speaking in audiences little audiences and thousands of people all over the world so I can tell you about speaking to believers and unbelievers in Asia and Africa all over Europe and Australia and all of the United States and Caribbean islands in Alaska. You know talk about everywhere and I'm in a tell you something you ready for this.

Listen, I'm in a tell you something. I can tell when God is present in an audience like this when you get up done. Speak to Chris and Lindsay, they can tell speak to spiritual people.

There are scores of you here today. You can walk into a gathering you will pick up on the presence of the Lord just like that and I'm going to tell you something folks God spoke to us and God said to us. I want you in your Jerusalem. What I am telling you to do what one that is to read generalize. But Jesus Christ one powerful unifying purpose to reach generations for Jesus Christ every single day by text email on her website on the phone line. We are having wonderful communication and prayers with friends that are struggling with the world in which we live. The chaos surrounding us and coming to the realization that Jesus really is the answer. I pray that you been listening to Dr. Wilson is teaching from the pulpit that you gained insight from God's word but you heard more than just the wonderful South African brogue of our pastor Dr. Don Wilton and more than just wonderful biblical teaching, but you've heard from the Lord himself knowing that God has a plan for your life is ready for you to make a decision before we get away. We have some closing thoughts from our pastor as he steps into the studio to share his heart.

Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanting to pray this prayer. On on the love very and I know that the Lord Jesus came and died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sin.

Today, I repeat to myself I can face my sin and I invite you to come into my heart into my life. Jesus name I pray.

If you pray that prayer, let me be the first one welcome to the family of this one. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be how very important this is. We can talk to Nick Rice, you can begin this wonderful if you just prayed to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior have to rededicate your life. Welcome to the family of God.

Welcome back to the family of God. Dr. Don has prepared specific resources that help if you call us and let us know about your decision. 866899 word is the phone number that's 866-899-9673. We love to connect with those resources to pray for you and watch God grow you in your faith. We can also do that on our and you'll find great resources like this Encouraging Word's most requested resource. The daily Encouraging Word Encouraging Word is a daily devotional made available in a quarterly booklet were delivered each morning in your email inbox you would like to request this free devotional. Please call 866-899-WORD that's 8669967309TW that's liar G. We are confident that it will be seeing TL The Encouraging Word as a viewer ministry. Thank you for listening today such a powerful book, I pray you get a copy today it's on our website TW or call about getting your copy as well. TW or the phone number 866899 word 866899673 thank you so much for your prayerful and financial support of The Encouraging Word

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