Share This Episode
Encouraging Word Don Wilton Logo

R1682 God’s First Fruits, Pt.2

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
The Truth Network Radio
April 14, 2022 8:00 am

R1682 God’s First Fruits, Pt.2

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 917 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.

April 14, 2022 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

COVERED TOPICS / TAGS (Click to Search)
fbs spartanburg genesis baptist don wilton thez encouraging word celebration wspa Jesus
Encouraging Word
Don Wilton
The Truth Pulpit
Don Green
Core Christianity
Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier
Cross Reference Radio
Pastor Rick Gaston
Focus on the Family
Jim Daly

God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based teaching Dr. Don Wilton message: God's firstfruits. They were sharing the completion of this powerful message Dr. Don Wilton from first Corinthians 15: God's firstfruits as we open the word together. Our brother, each of us would take a moment and understand that when we put God first and everything gets better. Our sin nature and human nature wants us to think about what's in it for us, but instead if we change our perspective by spending time in God's Word every single day, it changes our outlook as well. Spending time in God's word. Every day we are wonderful resources that help you do that you can sign up on our website right now for a free email from Dr. Donald. It's that resource and many more. It's acids with Dr. Don Wilton Israel is critical. This little tiny little nation of Israel. God established he's competent with Israel said you all my people. I will bless you and keep you.

I will protect you. I will put my hand upon you. I will be gracious unto you, so long as you obey me and keep my commandments, but my covenant with you is everlasting and what God is trying to show us is that the nation of Israel is a precursor to the nation of God's people that will come as we see that happen through Jesus Christ will get there just a minute and he shows us that the nation of people are in fact he is firstfruits of his harvest, and God's going to bless them. You can go back and do a history of this tiny little nation surrounded by enemy figure it out for yourself. It's an amazing story number three description of firstfruits all believers if you love the Lord Jesus Christ your English description in James chapter 1 verse 18. The Bible says of his opponent will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures and what God is telling us they is that because we have repented of Allison and by faith trusted in Jesus Christ that he has proclaimed us to be first fruits of all his creation, which means that God has his intention is to bless us, because we have a unique and special status with God, our heavenly father. Description number four. I'm sure you figured out by now. Each one of these could be a series in and of itself, description, number four of firstfruits is the Holy Spirit. Romans chapter 8 and verse 23 we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons and daughters.

The redemption of our bodies. What is Jesus trying to tell us that about the Holy Spirit. What he's trying to tell us they is that the Holy Spirit is the first installment for our future. In other words, what God is telling us is that the first status fruit of our being is in fact sealed all played by the pledge of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

It's this of God's approval in our lives because we are his firstfruits that is sealed by the Holy Spirit, one more, which is the greatest of all the passage I just read to you. There are five descriptions of firstfruits number one the best of the harvest number two, the nation of Israel. Number three all believers.

Which means you are not our role included in this description number. The Holy Spirit pledge of God in our lives the deposit, which guarantees us in the presence of a holy and a righteous God, and number five the Lord Jesus Christ himself gives the culminating point of God's firstfruits and what is the Bible tell us well. First Corinthians chapter 15 we have this beautiful description of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says Christ Jesus is the firstfruits of those who have died.

Now what does that mean, why is he the firstfruits he was and is God's best. Who is Jesus, by the way, Jesus is the only begotten son. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that would begotten day means unique, one-of-a-kind, there's no one like the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the son of God, he is God's son. So what status did he occupy in terms of God the father absolute very prime finished, Abraham way back in the Old Testament was instructed to gun sacrifice Isaac.

He said I'll do it.

Isaac was the absolute best. Isaac was to Abraham his firstfruits, but he didn't even rise to the label of Jesus because God said no, not even Isaac can suffice when it comes to the resurrection of the dead. Only Jesus can Jesus was the first fruit of the very absolute best of the Godhead and he gave him and he gave him first and he said this is my beloved son in whom I am well please God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, and what is the significance of that.

Well, Jesus went to the cross and he was buried, and on the third day, by the power of God.

He was raised from the dead and then off to 40 days of appearing and demonstrating his resurrection power needs body.

He ascended to be seated at the right hand of the father and here Paul is reminding us. He scientist listen because of the resurrection, and because Jesus is the firstfruits, now you all based you get this I get based yes what happens.

This is how you get greatest fellow believers. When your time comes to go to heaven, you had to close your eyes in the slot and instantly just like that instantly God's angels again to pick you up in our day to give you a royal escort to be seated at the feast table of the King.

Somebody say amen that happened because Christ is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. We will not. But in Christ we will be made alive. But you might say to me today will pasta what kind of blessings come to us will be several passages that tell us of the blessings of giving first about fruits to God. Did you get this. Are you listening today as if someone had a diocese well as she folks, let's get this church. Let's get this get this people young people get this, your talents, your time, your time with your giving your Judy before Bart.

He wants first of your fruits. That's what he wants.

So if you go to Exodus 23. For example, you can extrapolate the 65. Blessings of firstfruits bring about 66. Blessings of firstfruits.

Given this is what the passage in Exodus tells us there are six placings that God promised you would get when you give to him first. Someone angels. Exodus 23 in verse 20. By the way, I'm really wanting to preach on angels. All my conversations with Dr. Billy Graham for 25 years. I cannot tell you how many times we talked about Angel, but no doubt in my mind that God sends these angels over us. The reason some of you are alive right now you can dine that car crashes you didn't listed God's angels, God sees you give me your firstfruits. I'll send you my angels number two voice Exodus 23 verse 22. Bible says that when we give out firstfruits.

God will do two things. He will speak up for us and he will stand up for us 11 voice led the strong mom of God, God will speak up for you and stand up for you.

Excuse me, you want make it through this life without God speaking for you in standing up for you. You not go to law courts.

We can fast we can elect all the people we want to.

If God's not for us. We got a problem. Bible says you give your firstfruits. Good God's voice, his authority number three provision Exodus 23 verse 25. Bible says you honor God with the firstfruits you give them first of your money of your heart, your time should yes what I'll do for you. I'll make sure that your food and water is blessed. Any questions 46, full big one. Healing Karen and I went all the way to the state of Mississippi on Tuesday just to go and pray with a lady brain and lung cancer. What real hope and real reason.

Do I have to pray for someone with key if I don't believe what God sees what he sees. Make sure the fruit is delivered first to make your listing to Dr. Don Wilton don't go away will be back with the rest of today's message in just a moment. In these moments.

Dr. Wilton insist we remind you that this is not just a presentation of the messages of his teaching in God's great. It's also the beginning of the conversation and perhaps already today got his for your heart about what needs to be rearranging your priorities of life is like to have someone pray with you before you. We can do that a number of ways we can do that keyboard keyboard on our website right that's TE double while you're there, be sure and sign up for email from Dr. brings a delightful insight can be just a part of your day just jumpstarting your day. Spend time in God's word sign up for free on our website at G and their other resources as well.

There also a personal resource. Sometimes the most powerful thing is just to pray and so we stand ready to pray for you anytime the other end of this phone number 86689866899967 Palestine back in today's great message God firstfruits Dr. Don Wilton California dental stipulated is God considered in your life just even with your worship. Just be honest with yourself today. Folks time giftedness you sitting here right now listening your precious person you got gifts of leadership gifted with children you gifted with so many abilities, not you, not give any of that to the Lord. How many of you honestly just measure put it on a scale. How much time do you spend doing stuff for yourself how much time you spend watching going to bowl games are to be careful because my wife's listening how much time you know she's not interested in watching March madness with me this something wrong with her but any right how much time do you spend going to a ballgame.

How much money do you give. Excuse me. How much money do you give to your team that how much do you give to God's tough questions. I and they affect all of us because this is this is reality. Folks, I'm telling you it's like God just gets all over us so six blessings angels voice of God provision healing is number five fertility fertility one of what a testimony we heard from Jordan and Lori Kramer, God's involved in God's involved in your monthly cycle you God's involved in good God's involved in all of these things. There's not a single thing that God has to do. God doesn't punish someone because they don't have a child that's another whole story God doesn't say will Lord I'm going to give you this, therefore, make me a millionaire.

That's not how God works.

That's not the formula God is saying in Exodus he saying if you give up your firstfruits, I will get involved in your fertility issues. Number six I love number six and verse 26. The second part of verse 26 I will give you a full life a full life, noses, while those passages you know in the Kiwanis is honor your father and mother, that your days may be long, by the way, the word along doesn't refer to a time span.

It refers to a quality of life and he sees show you honor me with your firstfruits.

I'm going to give you a full life. Can I mail be honest I want to when my time comes to go to heaven. I want to be oh so you know what Lord I don't regret that it's over. I'm just so thankful that it happened you've given me a full and meaningful life that you want to have a full and meaningful life. All right, so let's get specific boarding firstfruits giving do for us what is firstfruits giving do for us. Some wanted invasive in the future. Number two affirms your biblical conviction. Number three. It demonstrates obedience. My friends do. You and I need to hear any other explanation. When God says you need another analysis or an explanation. When God sees and God assigned God's calling us God wants to bless you. He wants to multiply the fruit of your life. What is firstfruits giving do it invasive in the future, affirms your biblical conviction is not a Baptist or Methodist or Presbyterian. It's a Bible thing. It demonstrates obedience its followership. This is Christian discipleship number four displays loyalty you are declaring who your loyal sometimes I think God must wonder whether we more loyal to our favorite team.

Then we are to God and God doesn't take away these joys from us.

He multiplies that joy, but he wants first how loyalty I serve the Lord first.

Number five. It invokes God's promises.

The Bible is replete because the future is as bright as the promises of God. When we give to him first upfront we invoke God's promise. Seek first God's kingdom and his righteousness, then all these other things will be added unto you, and then number six. It shows our dependency on God doesn't his Lord, I know you've given me a sharp mind and you've given me a great business and you've given me a lovely family and you've given me a beautiful place to go on holiday and you bless me with a beautiful community and loving church but Lord Jesus, I am the payment on you.

I'm dependent on you for everything he wants us to be dependent on him first.

He's our heavenly father and then all these other things. In fact, when you put place you dependency on him by demonstrating that he multiplies the fruit of these other things.

He gives you greater joy frames. There is no greater joy than being all out with Jesus. No greater joy than goat or with him and give them your best. Try that do that. Resolve that start today with your tithes and offerings.

Take it out the top, not the bottom with your gift cleavage to vision 2020, take it off the top, not the bottom. If you look at something double it on. Ask yourself the difficult question am I giving firstfruits to Jesus. That's what he requires.

The best of the harvest number one tribe prove God doing watch what God does. I think as a church we are trying with trying jolly Hall trying to say Lord. We only gone on his back with the spirit that we have been so evident in a diverse congregation of people. They say it can't be done, but I beg to differ. In the face of God and his word Jesus first powered time teaching and testimony from Dr. Don Wilton and as he speaks from that experience, I can share an experience that I have changed my priorities and put God first in every aspect of my life and my investment by the time my funds focus in my family. Everything changes from the is it time for change in your life and you been listening to Dr. Donna's teaching and leading us through first Corinthians chapter 15 today on this message. God's firstfruits. Perhaps now is a Stetson studio not with more teaching with just a simple challenge you would open your heart to what he wants to share. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why did you pray this prayer with me right here. God, I know that I and I know that Jesus died from the cross. Today, I repent of my sins and by faith I receive you into my half in Jesus night, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting new if you just pray along with Dr. will give your life to Jesus Christ or maybe read dedicate your life to Christ. We are so excited and we join the angels in heaven who are celebrating because of single life change Not only like to hear about it. Be able to pray for you also want you to have some free resources that will help you grow and take the next steps for please give us a call our number is 866899 word and we would love to send you this resources right out of the next 24 hours, 866-899-9673 we could meet us on our website as well. It's TE W that's TE W why you're there, be sure and sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Don also online TE W also see great resources like this wonderful book about Dr. Wilson's time with Dr. Billy Graham hello everybody you know my friends know me as Don Wilton lost a friend, neighbor, bad husband, grandpa, and I'm going to tell you people around the world, just like Noah not Danny five, Dr. Billy Graham. That man gone reach so many people around. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Wright very personal, intimate, both as he's frame and as he supposed.

In fact, many I drove up to his Montreat, North Carolina, and visited every sector just like frames to every second together to give the we discussed politics frames cases people read aloft Archangel. We everything one could possibly that's why I wrote this one. It's all about relationship and I Saturdays with would be a blessing to you will inspire and will encourage just as Mr. Graham encouraged my heart and changed my life. God at times gone for the day, but all what a unique title. Dr. Wilton has planned for tomorrow's message. It's called the never God. I know it makes me a little curious myself. I pray that you'll join us tomorrow for the next edition of The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton and visit our website to not only hear that tomorrow, but also to hear some of the other messages and perhaps of missed their all available both in video and audio form on our that's TE W until next time. Take care and God bless

Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime