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June 23, 2022 8:00 am
There's an expression call formal fear of missing out. There are some things we definitely don't want to miss out discover that we Dr. Don Wilton this is The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based breaching of Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist Pastor in today's messages goal when it is too late because there will be a time where grace of God is no longer available to you and I were talking about the end time for Dr. Wilson.
Remember he's taking your request about some answers that you'd like to hear about the end times during text them. It's 866441448786614487 texture questions to Dr. Don about anything, but especially about the end of the world in times we love to get those questions to him so we can answer them for you. Now let's open God's word together with today's message when it's too late. This is Dr. Wilson 03 questions today that I'm using to try and capture light. They involve many questions. They all number one is the final is the final number two is it too late to give your life to Christ to be saved. Often Jesus comes in the clouds and number three.
How can God say he loves us, and then judge Josh and the way the Bible says so.
I want you to open your Bibles to three passages of Scripture today and these these all all very very important.
First of all we going to be in Hebrews chapter 9 in verse 27. I want to read to just one verse Hebrews chapter 9 in verse 27 very important verse very important verse you not scrap the just one verse I'm going to read three I just made that decision not verse 26, 27, 28, I want you to see this. Listen carefully to what the Bible says Hebrews chapter 9 verse 26 for then he would've had to have suffered repeatedly since the foundation of the world, but as it is Jesus has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself and just as it is appointed unto man people once to die, and then off to that the judgment so the Lord Jesus Christ, having been offered once to die in order to bear the sins of many will appear the second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who eagerly wait for him. I go to the book of Revelation all the way to the end book of Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine is going to tell you, Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine is the beginning of the first of seven judgments called the seal judgments Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine when Jesus opened the fifth seal that is drawn sole under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne they cried out with a loud voice over sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge your blood on those who do will on earth. Then they were each given a white robe. They were told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants, brothers and sisters should be complete who were to be killed to be killed as they themselves had been. I want you to go to second Peter.
It's just a book or two before Revelation okay you don't need to turn to fall back wise, you must first and second Peter I want you to see something in second Peter chapter 3 and I just want to read to you. Verse not second Peter chapter 3 in verse nine, the Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise, as some of you count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any person would perish but that all would repent and come to know Jesus. According to the Scriptures. Jesus at some time known only to God is going to suddenly appear in the clouds not going to come to this earth in first Thessalonians 4 Revelation chapter 4 confirms this. When Jesus comes in the clouds or believers who are alive. Only those who are alive that may be me and maybe you because none of us know when that's going to happen doing only gardeners all those who are alive are going to suddenly be court up so as I'm speaking right now you watching by way of television.
If you know Jesus and Jesus were to come in just a moment you together with me and hundreds who are worshiping the Lord Jesus to die all across the world would just suddenly be taken out of this earth. If you don't know Jesus you're not going anywhere. Let me just share with you. Just five thoughts about death, just very quickly brought death is unavoidable. It's appointed by God. Number two. This is unbiased is no prejudicing death doesn't matter if you male or female, rich, poor, black, white, Chinese or American unbiased number three. Death is unrepeatable. There are one or two exceptions that are designed to illustrate the power of the resurrection and Jesus determined that Lazarus would be one person designed by God to show us the power of Jesus and the resurrection. But this is unrepeatable. Number four deities undeniable. Number five is unending this. Listen to this irony. Death is eternal, unending, do you know that according to the Bible, there is not one single person that is died. That is dated me just run that by again. According to the Scriptures: what God teaches us, not a single person who is ever died, his day death is unending, it's eternal because we face eternity. We step into eternity. So for the believer, the believers.
There begins life with Christ believers. There begins life with Christ and unbelievers death begins life without Christ believers who died before Jesus comes in the clouds are in heaven, believers who are alive when Jesus comes in the clouds are taken up into heaven.
Unbelievers who die before Jesus comes in the clouds or in hell. I didn't say that Jesus said judgment follows it is appointed unto people once to die, and off to that the judgment preclear in the Bible what judgment there is a judgment for believers and there is the judgment for unbelievers.
There ought to judgments in the script. Please forgive the interruption will be back for the rest of today's message when it's too late. Dr. Don Wilton what you know they were here for you baby connect keyboard keyboard on our firstname.lastname@example.org and on the phone at 866899 words Dr. Don Wilton I we all need some 2 AM friends and we love to be one of yours. You can call us anytime. We love to pray with you for for you or connect with resources at 866-899-WORD 9673. And speaking of resources, their resources like this this month as a special bonus offer. You can purchase attorneys with daily as a brand-new for CG audiobook audiobook is narrated by Dr. Don Wilton would be a great deal also be great to listen to in the car you will enjoy hearing about the beautiful friendship between daily grand and his friend and pastor time belting along with the audiobook. We are offering a DVD collection on daily grand gathering of souls. This documentary gives the history of the Crusades from the first evening 1949 to the remarkable events behind the Iron Curtain and in the Far East you are sure to enjoy watching this collection of timeless Crusades. Please visit tewonline.org, or call 86689 way. That's 866-899-9673 learner. That's is one of many resources you'll find on our website TW online.org now back today's great teaching Dr. Don Wilton unbelievers who die before Jesus comes in the clouds are inhale. I didn't say that Jesus judgment follows it is appointed unto people once to die, and off to that the judgment preclear in the Bible what judgment there is a judgment for believers and there is the judgment for unbelievers. There are two judgments in the Scriptures so let's talk first of all about believers when you are not, as a believer.
We know Jesus and we die off Troutdale we ought to face judgment. The Bible calls it the judgment seat of Christ. The judgment seat of Christ. If you're a believer when you die, or if Jesus were to come. You and I are going to appear before the judgment seat of Christ, not to be judged for our salvation, but to be judged for the works of our salvation. For the life that we have lived in that brings so many questions does it really matter, we will going to be in heaven. It matters because God matters it heaven is going to have an order that we call it and you and I often can say will you know doesn't matter if I'm if I live 5000 miles from Jerusalem. It doesn't matter as long as I'm in heaven.
This is not judgment according to salvation because the Bible sees there is no condemnation. This is not a condemnation judgment. It's the rewards judgment rolling the same cost but some people are going to be rewarded for their faithfulness. You say who I don't know for the unbeliever, you are going to face, not the judgment seat of Christ. But the great white throne judgment.
Go to Revelation chapter 20 Revelation chapter 20. This is just before the announcement of the new heaven and the new earth.
This is right on the precipice of eternal life with Christ forever.
Revelation chapter 20 in verse 11 then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence. The earth and the sky fade away and there was found no place for them to hide and I sold the bid. Did you see that you pick up on that word soul who did it is appointed unto man once to die, I sold the bid both great and small, standing before the throne, how to date people stand before the throne. I sold the did this not one person exhibit died. That is dated. I sold the day standing before the throne and a book was open. Another book was opened, which was is the book of life and did judged by what is written in the books, according to what they done. The sea gave up the deed, who in at death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them and they would judge each one according to what they done then did an hello with thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second day if the lake of fire and if anyone's name was not found written in the Lamb's book of life. They too were thrown into the same place is their final no it's not.
So here's the question then is it too late to be saved.
Often Jesus comes in the clouds. I'm going to give you the simple answer no, it's not too late.
However, you need to really pay attention because it actually Mark will be why is it not too late if Jesus comes in the clouds.
Is it too late if you left behind will. The first reason it's not too late is because those who have left behind have not yet died.
You have to die in order to face the judgment, but secondly it's not too late because the Bible does mention in four areas, a group of people who come to know Christ often Jesus comes in the clouds and the three judgments come out on the earth, the time of the tribulation when Antichrist rules and it is filled with more questions than nonsense because the book of Thessalonians tells us that when Jesus comes and takes all believers out of the earth at the same time he withdraws his spirit from the earth and the spirit of God is the only means by which your lack can be convicted of our sin and of righteousness and of judgment. So the very means by which people can come to know Christ often Jesus pulls the Holy Spirit. The earth has been removed. And yet, despite that God's word talks of in full. What is the first one was the passage I read to you in Revelation chapter 6 and verse nine through 10. Some are described in Revelation 6 that you and I read it together. The Bible very clearly sees that there are souls under the altar.
Those who had been slain. The Bible very clearly see his leg cry out and say how long are we going away cure under the altar, having been killed because we stood for the word of God because we proclaimed your sovereign Lord.
And furthermore, Jesus saves to them. He says you need to wait until the judgment is fully complete so that those who are still to be killed in my name as you have been will be complete so they are described. There are some people that after all believers are taken into heaven. This is during this time of the tribulation who all day.
Not only are some described, but some are identified. Is it too late to be saved. Often Jesus comes in the clouds, no, no, because they've not get God. Secondly, because the Bible mentions them somehow describe some are identified. Thirdly, some of this to. I want you to go to Chapter 11 quickly and are called read the whole of chapter 11 Bible tells us in Chapter 11. The two witnesses appear on the streets of Jerusalem, Moses and Elijah. This is the reenactment of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. You can read it for yourself here that are clearly stated these two ambassadors and to boot. If I might say to you they been dead a long time. If anybody is very well acquainted with Moses and Elijah. The Jewish people. But all of a sudden these two people who been dead a long time. Their bodies are not even a consideration suddenly make an appearance in person on the streets of Jerusalem and they are witnesses. They are called the two witnesses in the word witness in and of itself speaks to telling all testifying to a number for some are preached to. I want you to go to chapter 14. Now this is the difficult one. This is the one that's difficult to understand. Can some people get saved often Jesus comes in the clouds.
Yes, they do not get God. Secondly, because the Bible mentions them in four places.
Number one, they are described in chapter 6. They all identified in chapter 7. They are witness to in Chapter 11 and some are even all all preached to not some all are preached to. In chapter 14 are. Let me read it to.
I'm going to be in chapter 14 verse six and I saw another angel flying directly overhead with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell where where on the earth. Just read that again in case anyone misses this, and I saw another angel flying directly overhead with an eternal gospel proclaiming this gospel preaching this gospel to all who dwell on the earth to every nation, every tribe, every language, every people, and the angel said with a loud voice, fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him, the one who made heaven and earth and the sea and the springs of water. We call this one the flying angel. This is serious. What what is the Bible telling us your the flying angel. This gospel preached from the highest place in the loudest voice to a maximum number of people. Everyone but the risk I'm praying for you right now, while you and I try to figure out how to make sensible, this sum figured out by shifting the timelines sign well you know Jesus is going to come all at the same time in the clouds and he's going to come to the earth simultaneously. Some people say, well, then it's just not gonna happen here to make room for this. Let's have a wonderful discussion together. I don't have a corner on this, but I do know this is what the Bible says, but I wouldn't take that risk.
If I was you, why didn't Jesus come a thousand years ago.
They not enough sin in the world was his heart, not grieving a thousand years ago. We worse today is sin worse today than it was in the 1920s.
For those of you that think it is our people behave more sinful today than they did in the 50s about the 60s what about the condition of America during the Nixon era.
What about disturbances, demonstrations, what about political conventions. What about the vision never happened until now.
Surely God if he's a God of love. He should have come decades ago. I don't even know why.
Let me be born into this world.
God is long-suffering. He loves us so much. I can't explain it outside of the fact that God in his infinite long-suffering. He's a God rich in mercy, full of grace. This is the God I know this is the Jesus I love. He loves beasts so much that he, the Lamb of God would want to across to God across from going to that extent, this is Jesus, indeed, is Jesus using this broadcast to let you know he loves you. He has a plan for your life is ready to build a fresh new relationship with you, or restore a broken relationship with you right now you have some questions like to have someone to talk with her prey with our phone numbers 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 or me this online. It online.org and perhaps the most important words in the past are coming greatest thing I ever did was give my heart to Jesus. I want to invite you to give your life to Christ. Pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, thank you for the Lord Jesus Christ, God's son came to this earth to die on the cross for me today.
I put my faith in my trust, I confess my sin to you and all are skewed coming to my life by faith in Jesus night if you prayed that prayer. I welcome you today. The family of God. You are now my brother, my sister in Christ. I have people waiting to talk to you and welcome you as you begin this wonderful journey of faith. God bless you and be encouraged today. If you given your heart to Jesus or we love to celebrate with you and that let us know. Give us a call at 866-899-9673. As a matter fact we would love to pray with you and for you about the next as God grows you in your faith and doctrine are also prepared some unique resources just for you if you just given your heart to Christ. We've rededicated your life to Jesus today. These resources will help you grow in the next apps being the kind of woman of God or man of God, the Lord has called you to be. Would love to connect with you again. The numbers 866899 word 86689673 or me this online keyboard email@example.com TW online.org pre-have a wonderful weekend between now and the next broadcast.
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