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R1683 The Never God, Pt.2

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April 15, 2022 8:00 am

R1683 The Never God, Pt.2

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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April 15, 2022 8:00 am

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible-based teaching Dr. Don Wilton was additional welcome to an insightful time in God's word today to Genesis chapter 8 and gaining perspective on the never God were picking up where we left off yesterday, but don't worry if you miss yesterday.

Dr. Donald catch you up in just a minute, begin to study God's word and understand how our God because of his omnipotence, his power and his great mercy is never God open the word together. Another were open to speak with you and pray with you anytime at 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or on our website TW would love to connect with you and now today's teaching with Dr. Don Wilton. Very actions of people and the inclination of the hearts of people and he was a very godly man. Second thing you have to consider is not just cheese wool. But you have to consider those assignment look at chapter 6 and verse nine. The Bible says these all the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation on the love.

The next statement. No wool with God to not get this God evidently wants us to know that he is place where he was grieved the heart of God. But God wants us to know that he had a very special assignment for Noah because he was a righteous man this never God will never leave you nor forsake you.

Wants to use you right throughout the Scriptures, God's people have been vital instruments in the hands of God in the carrying out of his purpose and in the sharing of his divine will for mankind. The church has never been irrelevant. It's not a sideshow for God and you all the church. His world was in a shambles, his assignment was specific to him. But the third thing about where he was, was the challenge that accompanied that assignment and I think in order to be fair to Noah.

We do need to just be reminded of the challenge.

God never tells us as believers that when he visits upon us that that's not accompanied by enormous challenge if if you just think about these things and you and I could unpack these today and I won't belabor the point but I've often tried to say to myself I wonder what Noah must've thought when God told him to build an ark and as a matter of interest when you get into the specifics of the design of this all, it gets more ridiculous with each nail with each plank of wood.

This was an enormous boat made of wood job already can feel the challenges when you get the word and the expertise and the workers didn't stop there. Can you imagine God went on and say do not want you to know I want you to go out and get animals to bike to. I've been around a lot of animals, especially in Africa and I know you and I try not to make light of these things, but this was an enormous impossible assignment. He didn't have dog guns go around and round up giraffes and elephants about snakes because it says every animal boots. How do you round up birds ever try to round up a bird you know to not want to birds guarding to my house lost week and here I am, I got all the doors open and I'm running around trying to get them.

They just flying from one room to the next and my wife is sitting in a corner, screeching, not helping me. One lick and you would've thought these were dinosaurs or something flying around that one little tiny sweet little boots like that. It was one thing to get them out. Can you imagine trying to get all these in or about the water. Usually boats float. If you don't do a study of this area in which they live.

War tours not just to scarcity. It was almost unheard of outside of the mainline rivers. What about the opposition.

The mocking the belittling the laughing, the pointing fingers at every turn.

This man in his now was challenged and you've just been told that the doctors of Satan to you that they cannot do anything more for you. That's a challenge you're 57 years of age and you've lost your job is not easy.

The older you get, just to walk outgoing find another job somewhere. One could go on and on. Where is your now know is now was punctuated by the most important thing. He was a godly man. He was a righteous man. The point of reference that you have today through Noah is what is God see when he sees your heart in your now God's not all asking you to work it all out. He just wants your heart now. God's not saying to you, you know what I'm going to give you an assignment. This is what I want you to do and I want you to be totally comfortable before you agree to do it. I don't think Noah could've been very comfortable about this assignment. Waiting laws was with challenge everything.

The link itself to the purity of faith what God wanted Noah to do was not to work it out for to know how to do it. He just wanted him to give everything he had to the Lord and maybe God has got an incredible plan for you, but he still waiting for you to accept the assignment.

So that's where Noah was the second thing we gotta consider is what he did. What did he do what it Noah do well he did three things.

If we could summarize it in such a short way. The first thing he did was he boarded the boat he got on Bible says in chapter 7 and verse one the Lord said to Noah go into all you and all your household because I have seen you are righteous before me in this generation's what are you waiting for you, waiting to kind of understand it all. If you got understand it all.

The never God is telling you that he's the one that wanted leave you, he's the one that will carry you through that trust.

That's what God expected of Noah just get on board my ship.

He boarded the second thing he did was he sailed. Now I'm trying to minimize here like I would love to be a fly on the wall. I'm sure they were at least two flies on the boat but I'm good to say to you that I can only imagine when the rain started and the Bible tells us you know you can read about it here in the Scriptures how the war for just came down a good chapter chapter 7 verse 17 the flood continued for 40 days on the earth. The wart is increased and pull up the alternate rose high above did you get this next word high above the earth.

The wart is prevailed and increased greatly on the earth and all floated on the face of the waters and the wart is prevailed. So Mikey on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole under the whole heaven were covered in the waters prevailed above the mountains covering them 15 cubits deep and so it goes on. This was beyond any human understanding and his Noah and his family on this boat.

He boarded the sale and sometimes we so quick to get to the end of the story that we skip over the tumultuous nature of the journey.

The panic can you imagine how many of people on board came to know everybody and said no really upset with you that you got us into this mess. How many of those people understandably would've said were all going to perish we going to drown in this look at the tumultuous waves.

This epic journey.

This is what he did. He accepted God's assignment. He just got on board the boat and then it wasn't over. He just stuck with the assignments through Onset questions. That's the third part about what he did.

He waited you know the Bible say is those that wait on the Lord will renew their strength. In chapter 8 verse six love this passage at the end of 40 days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made and seen for the Raven. It went through in front until the waters were dried up on the earth. Then he sent forth a dog from him to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground, but the dog found no place to sit her foot and she returned to the ark for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. Then he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark, he waited another seven day you get educated agitated with God because of your white you feel in your heart that your faith becomes diminished because you didn't get nonsale immediately. You know eventually in verse 11.

The dove came back to him the evening and beholding her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. This is the never God. He waited that's the hard part is not hard to wait hard. It's so hard because waiting sometimes is waiting in the middle of a true mall to see.

I can't explain why blog makes some of us white. But he does part of our faith journey. So there's 1/3 aspect, and that's when he arrived, because the dog returned with an olive branch in the boat came to settle on the land again and when Noah did three things. First of all he came out of the all. That's what the Bible says in chapter 8 verse 18. So Noah went out, he left the boat. Some of you are at that point God has demonstrated his love to you.

He's brought you through the rough water and now it's time for you to get all he came out but the second thing he did which I think is very important, was that he built an altar. That's what verse 21 tells us. Verse 20. Noah built an altar to the Lord.

Many of us, God brings our boat to rest we say thank you very much, and off we go. He built an altar and the third thing that he did when he arrived was that he heard he heard the promise often. He worshiped the Lord and gave it back to God. What God required of him. He heard God's promise. So guess what the Lord has shown me in my own life. For God to carry you through God to carry you through where you are today where I am today. You will now in your grief, your condition, your circumstance, your need for God to carry you through four things need to be sent first of all you need to ask accept where you are, stop agitating so much pain hurts. This is not about just saying will get over God's sake get over. But before God accept your circumstance. That's a hard thing to do. Please forgive the interruption will be back with the rest of today's program in just a moment but perhaps you missed part of today's program. Part of another broadcast this week you need to know that on our website. TEW

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Now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton talking to righteous people.

Lord lives in your heart accept where you are, your marriage, your life, your health, you will accept where you are number two do what God tells you to do.

God is very clear and he will speak to you to speak to you now you speak you through his word. Speak to you through a discipleship leader to that coach through that teacher through that parent, grandparent, that best friend through your pasta through the minister God will speak to you, he will speak you by spirit watch this do what God is telling you to do.

Don't sit there and try to argue with.

Stop arguing with God, stop trying to figure out how big your boat needs to be and how you going to be able to float to when there's no water. He's the never God, he will never leave you.

He's got number three anticipate on said prayer to God and his word have have believing faith in God's word tight committees would trust God, maybe, maybe it's time for you in the presence of the Lord say Lord I love you but I want you to know that I believe you told me you've shown me this is my journey this is what I need to do.

I don't understand I can't figure it out but yes, Lord, and I will anticipate on said prayer, and then the final thing number four is once God takes you through. Don't just walk away.

The Bible is very clear is very clear in verse 21. Once the Lord smelled the aroma of the sacrifice he gave his promise not to try to read something into the texture, but frame perhaps you are almost there.

But what is missing in your life is exactly that God has answered your prayer and you just walked off. You want God's promise. You give it all back to him. You offer that sacrifice to him you give your life to him you give them all praise and all glory.

That's what Noah did.

I mean, he had hardly stepped off that boat even done throw a party evidently immediately to say we did it we did it we did it, which nobody would've criticized them for that. I'm sure they was ecstatic happiness from all concerned. Given all the factors but point priority number one was he worshiped the Lord say Lord, you have proven to me and demonstrated to me that you never leave me nor forsake my given back a powerful message Dr. Don Wilton today The Encouraging Word broadcast Dr. Don's prayer and all of us at The Encouraging Word that you not just heard that wonderful South African brogue Dr. Don Wilton interpreted by the Spirit of God.

You have heard the heart of God, letting you know that he loves you. He's using even this broadcast to pursue you because he loves you so much he wants you to be in his family. If you've never join. He wants to welcome you home drifted or even run from him if her doctor teaching and preaching from the pulpit. Now, as 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 Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me today. I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my Jesus, my friend.

I would welcome you today into the family of God.

This is exciting new welcome family is convinced that some of you were praying along with Dr. Don Wilton heart your life to Jesus Christ or perhaps re-dedicating your life to Jesus.

Or perhaps you are right at that moment that you like to have some questions answered. Feel free to give us a call right now at 866899 word that's her phone number, 24 hours later. Connect with one of us at 866-899-9673. Pray with you and answer your questions, but you just gave your life to Christ will be dedicated her life to Jesus Dr. Don Wilton pray for you and send you some resources again share your story with us. If you call 866-899-9673 if you rather meet us on our find great resources like this. Hello everybody you know my friends know me as Dawn will foster friend, neighbor, and husband.

Grandpa and I made to tell you people around the world just like you know and identified Dr. Billy Graham is that man God used reach so many people around the world for the role Jesus Christ. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Gray very personal, intimate way, both as his friend and as his post.

In fact, for many years I drove up to his Montreat, North Carolina and visited with every sentence just like friends do everywhere we sat together and ate together will we discussed politics, friends, places, people really loft kids will we did everything one could.

That's why I wrote this wonderful Saturdays with it's all about a personal relationship, and I hope and pray that Saturdays with Billy will be a blessing to you will in spine and will encourage your heart, just as Mr. Graham encouraged my heart and changed my life. God bless you.

That's our time for today but there's plenty of encouragement still on our website on demand anytime EW this broadcast is brought to you by The Encouraging Word in the very generous, prayerful and financial support of friends like you think you God bless

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