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July 1, 2022 8:00 am

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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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July 1, 2022 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible-based breaching of Dr. Don Wilton the message on for encouraging true today as we gain insight, urging words, these truths will help us apply a different standard to the way we love each other and our families as our friendships are work relationships change our perspective in a good way, as God guides, and direct us through his Encouraging Word these next few moments we want to know were available for you as well. Both and this phone number 86689 many friends are signing up for the daily encouraging email as well. It comes out to Dr. Don at 6 o'clock every morning. You can sign up by texting the word daily, 30500 that daily 30500 sign up with Dr. Don Wilton blocked off take your Bibles and stand in the presence of the Lord please stand for encouraging treatments for the Paul's number of weeks I've been sharing with you and our Bible study on an incredible subject strong in grace.

In second Timothy chapter 2, and in the first verse. They we discovered that injunction poles strongly in grace and we been unpacking that God has a word for us. Lord has a word for us and it does it puts a cap on the side just want to read to you these verses. They are all dramatic verse eight of second Timothy chapter 2 pole sales. This remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead descended from David, this is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal.

God's word is not trained therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect that they might obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory for here is a trustworthy saying if we died with him. We will also live with him.

If we do we will also reign with him. If we diss him. He will also disown us and if we are faithless, he will remain faithful because he cannot disown himself any questions by the Lord rocked this word upon our hearts.

Thank you and please be seated here in second Timothy Paul is taking this young man and he sending them out into a dark world into the theater of his own imminent destruction.

If one were to come to grips with Timothy's will. Timothy's world was a violent world.

It was a dominated world.

It was filled with bar share L sobs defending the gates of Damascus.

It was bleeding with Civil War.

It was encompassed by gross immorality.

It was a morally depraved nation in which the Royal I gained the preeminence of everything that was done, it was a world in which the human soul had raised itself to its lofty perch. I welding which man's being became the center of every X patient and every ability and God was lost pole same Timothy out. He told him to be strong in grace.

We tried to discover what this means, and he invoked these images, soldier, man run like an athlete work like a farmer, roll your sleeves up and stand up and be counted for the Lord Jesus Christ because he alone is God there is none like him to him go back to your phone back to those quiet streets go back to those busy sidewalks mingle in the masses of humanity, society becomes subject to the anger and the hostility of the human heart, but be strong in God's grace when he gets to bird site.

I think the apostle Paul, perhaps somewhat unpacks for encouraging truths that are just simply share with you. It's almost like a cherry on the top if you please. And as I was studying this passage God just continually was speaking to my own heart and was saying to me this is where you ought to be America. This is a word for every Christian person.

This is what the massacre in Sweden is really all about that took place one year ago today. This is our just up the road at Columbine.

This is tech Virginia Tech campus. This is the onset. This is where you need to go. This is where you need to be in there for encouraging truths in this desperate world in which we live. Number one that Jesus is alive.

I love that some might say all please give us something new.

I am the old story, Which Is Ave., Paul here invokes this incredible absolute truth. Jesus Christ is alive. Yes, in the midst of our auroras in the midst of the death of your friend and the pain of your heart in the midst of your layoff in the midst of your struggle to make ends meet. In the midst of your diagnosis in the midst of your hard and terrible divorce.

Jesus is alive and it's a very interesting to me have that in verse eight.

In a sense, the apostle Paul draws our attention.

He takes Timothy any zeros him in on two fundamental aspects of the living Lord Jesus Christ first on his Lordship. I don't think that the apostle Paul was trying to remind Timothy concerning the resurrection of Jesus. In this context.

In the Greek text. If you understand what he was saying to him, you need to remember that the living Lord Jesus Christ is still low. He hasn't changed. No matter how many shootings take place. So how many hurricanes blow or how many houses are foreclosed. Jesus will always be load. This is a statement concerning his Lordship, but it's also statement concerning his humanity because Paul very quickly and that same verses, but don't forget that this same Lord Jesus Christ was in fact the same from all David King David. You mean the one who committed adultery, one who disobeyed God the one who was appointed by God, the one who at one time was just a little squirt in a field confronting a massive man by the name of Goliath.

Is this the same one with talking about who was belittled by his big brothers, and bullied by everyone in the sun that this is the same one who killed a lion. This is the same one who rose up to become one of the greatest kings in the nation of Israel Jesus Christ was also human in the same step by God's decree same Lord I think he flies with us in all about the struggles that great. He knows my essay very respectfully. I think when something like the Aurora massacre takes place that God on our behalf for encouraging truth. Jesus is alive number two God's word is unchained God's word is unchained.

He moves on from there and he says but God's word is not trained that he juxtaposes this against his own life. Paul talks about his life he saved me. As for me, it's my gospel. This Jesus is in me I'm strong in Christ. We talked about that visual little preposition I'm fused into the life of Christ, God's grace is made available to me in every regard I can be strong in him.

Even in my weakness and he goes on, and he says, in fact, because of this gospel and for the gospel I'm suffering. I mean change what Paul was saying is look, I'm a Christian person and I am all these things in life but not so when it comes to the word of God the Word of God is not trained what he is trying to tell us is two things. Number one God's word is the living word is not trained present continuous tense God is speaking to us through the life of his living word this inerrant and infallible word of God. What I loved about being with Gideons this possible week from all over the world is the incredible unapologetic part that I have of this word which we share our share. This is God's mantelpiece. This is his Magna Carta. It's the living word, but it's not only the living word. It's deliberate teen word Steve wise our missions minister told me this morning as we were talking about Haiti. He said to me pasta not only did we have over 70 professions of faith in Christ. But the leaders amongst whom we work came up to us when we left yesterday and begged us. Would you please send that group from Spartanburg and would you come back to Haiti. Would you come back to us and then I followed up by saying one of the reasons we want you to come back is because you are a group of Christian people who actually believe in this word you brought us the living, liberating word of the life of God. This is absolute truth.

What encouraging truth that Jesus is alive.

God's word is on the train. There are no shackles around God's word.

God's word was not shocked today in a movie theater. We were our lives are altered, but not his world searches for answers but not him. He is the onset we need counseling. The counselor to great encouraging truth. Jesus is alive.

God's word is unchanged number three personal testimonies have lasting value. Indeed they do. Our personal testimonies change lives. Don't ever think that your story is not a story worth telling is Dr. Don reminds us all of us have a story that God can and will use if we'll just tell it forgive the interruption will be back with the rest of today's message from Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment on for encouraging truth. Dr. Wilton wants us to pause to remind you that were available to connect beyond this broadcast both on our website on the phone line if you need to pray with someone right now or anytime day or night you can call 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 Route pencil jotted down stored in your cell 866899673 will connect with us.

Happy to pray for you and also connects with powerful resources. If you haven't been by our website lately. Drop by TE W that's you find a powerful resource.

It's really a combination of resources and Dr. Wilton on the final authority.

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Both of these will give you the tools to answer the questions as a Christian witness in this 21st century questions about crime and punishment, natural law, Islam, same-sex marriage, the persecution of Christians in war again those resources are available right now on our website TE W or call and ask how you can get your copy phone numbers 8668996738668999673 now for today's great message with Dr. Don Wilton. This your third encouraging truth what he says should he says. Therefore, I need you everything for the sake of the objects.

The elect so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ, guess what he's talking about. He is saying that his personal testimony is one and in the same time both his saints will, according to the mandate of Christ, but is useful for the rinse of God's kingdom. So the essential nature of Paul's personal testimony and his personal testimony in terms of its usefulness so that others might train this same joy and celebration that he knows leads me to conclude this third encouraging truth that is that personal testimonies have lasting value personal testimonies have lasting value. That's something that's beyond me. Folks something in me that battles with these things and if I back in with them how much more so a grieving mother and father response. Can you imagine that kind of frustration. Some of them will bear the scar back for the rest of their lives. Personal testimonies have lasting value. That's a great encouraging truth is, so here it is. Three of them. Jesus is alive, not baby hasn't gone anyway, encouraging truth number one number two God's word is untrained. This word this living, liberating word was not executed in a movie theater. No government, no disposition, no individual can ever take God's word out. It's not trained God's word stands.

You can take God's word to your heart. Number three personal testimonies have lasting value. That's why we need to pray for each other.

When you hurt I pray for your personal testimony.

When you go through dark waters upright for let's pray for each other in our personal testimonies. A personal witness when we suffer loss. Personal testimonies have great value. They are both essential and useful because the fourth encouraging truth. God's promises are absolute. God's promises are absolute, from verse 11 and following.

We got to positive to negative. When you use the word positive and negative. Negative. As far as God is concerned, just simply means that God is getting to the same .1 through the front door one through the back because he actually owns the whole house. God can come in the back door anytime he wants these promises that he gives to us if we died with him will live with continue that's a great thing. Every person who died in that massacre who knows Jesus Christ is tragic instantly into the presence of the Lord. Let's make certain everybody knows Jesus if we endure, we will reign with him God giving us one of those great promises of Scripture and by the way, we discovered this word endure before this keeping on keeping on this call to perseverance pole spoke about it repeatedly.

The reason why uses the word endure because it's jolly hard not to keep on when you face all these challenges, it becomes increasingly difficult. Doesn't very hard to stand up to keep on loving the Lord, and serving him when when you face the struggles of life and some of you are facing some tremendous struggle. That's when it's harder. Susan hard to get up in the morning. It's hard to go to church. It's hard to be a testimony it's it's just hard it's hard to proclaim the name of the Lord, because you just feel so beaten down.

If we disown him, he will dishonors God coming in the back door said, let there be no mistake, you either for me or you're against me.

You disowned me. Don't expect me to show up because you don't know me and I don't know you. I think what he's saying is I'm not some kind of 11th amendment but benevolent grandfather floating by on a cloud that it any time of your choosing you to just call me God is holy and righteous, and he says if we are faithless, he will remain faithful. Faith lists. This is not dependent on God's faithfulness because he is unchanging God is not tempered by the ups and downs of our own predicaments. He stays the same.

That's wonderful, that's just wonderful to what is he saying about God's promises absolutely saying he's promises come from God and his promises stand on God encouraging the bottom line is, as we as a nation born as we read articles and watch television. Let's those of us who know the Lord Jesus. Let's remember that Jesus is alive. Let's keep reminding ourselves that God's words is unchanged. Let's let's let's all ask the Lord to help us in our own personal testimony because it has such lasting value that let it stand on God's promises because God's promises absolute watch what the Lord does you know something my friends if you look at the history of revivalism the greatest movements of God come in some of the most difficult times and some of you will identify with that. And I love you today and I thank God for the strength that you give to take a moment and write write a note to someone God will deliver it get out a note today say my name is Joe I'm from Spartanburg South Carolina and I'm a Christian man, I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you say praying for you. I'm praying for you will praying for one another, God is a God of grace and glory come to him. Turn your life of a band together some of you young people get together, getting a group and do something in a group and put the name of Jesus in your letter, get together, pray for those people. God announces pray pray for our president today right that will rise above our politics is not a time for politics and pray above all that God would come down and that every soul by sin oppressed will understand that there is mercy with the Lord. That's why you can trust because every person is you are very you know that so morning lunch and whose name you going to call upon give God thanks and who are you going to hide from when you pray that prayer precious people which lift high the name of Jesus showing his name which is above every I love you so what happens in here is critical. What goes on because God has given us a launching mortgage fiction. It's pray together father as we leave here today do so in the name of the father son crying out, thanking worshiping leaving this can trust God is using this broadcast Dr. Don Wilton's message is Encouraging Word the Bible itself to let you can trust. Reach out. We would love to pray with you, pray for you Dr. Duncan a message in just a moment this to close things up today with John this number down know that we are available 24 hours a day, not just during the broadcast of talk, to listen to pray to maybe connect with resources that help answer questions you have. The numbers 866899866899673 Stanley to connect 24 hours a day online as well. At Encouraging, The Encouraging, as promised, Dr. Wilton God has spoken to you has you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you write you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Arneson I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross right now, I repent of my sin and I confess my sin to the Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart and save today and forgive me for my sin. In Jesus name I pray, amen. If you pray that pray we'd love to get along side celebrate St. do some literature help you as you begin to grow and I want you to know that I love very very much by the way, don't leave, don't go away. What ever you do you write such powerful truth. God will protect us in the midst of all that were starting from second Timothy is our prayer that you have understood the yes God will protect us if we belong to you belong to Jesus Christ, had given your life. Perhaps if you been listening today to Dr. Don Wilton his teaching and preaching from second Timothy, you've heard more than just Dr. Wilton. You've heard this servant of God present the word of God, in turn, heard the spirit of God call you because he loves so much. Know that if you have questions. We would love to discover the answers with you in the Bible itself, God's Encouraging Word. You can call us right now at 866899 word 866-899-9673 available 24 hours a day of the pray with you. Talk with you, but perhaps more than that instead of talking to us.

You need to talk to God. If you just gave your heart to Jesus praying along with Dr. Wilton Dr. Don Wilton pray for you and encourage you and give you some free materials that will help you grow in your faith. Maybe we dedicated your life document and has resources for you as well.

Absolutely free if you call us right at 866899 word that 866-899-WORD 967. Again, we would love to pray with you, rejoice with you and Dr. Don would love to pray over these resources that we send out to you to help you grow in your faith, the number again 866-899-WORD 9673 or meet us on our you will discover wonderful resources like this. Hello everybody my friends know me as Don Wilton pasta friend, neighbor, dad, husband, grandpa and Andre to tell you people all around the world just like you know and identified Dr. Billy Graham is that man God you reach so many people around the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Gray very personal, intimate way, both as his friend and as he's pasta.

In fact, for many years I drove up to his home in Montreat, North Carolina and visited with him every Saturday just like friends do everywhere we sat together together walk, talk, we discussed politics, friends, places, people, we loft our kids off.

We did everything one could possibly that's why I wrote this. It's all about personal relationship and I Saturdays with will be a blessing to you will inspire and will encourage justice. Mr. Graham encourage my heart and changed my God bless you. That's just one of many great resources available on our that's TW if you haven't got it yet. Also that special book and collaboration between Chuck Colson Dr. Don Wilton is on our website right now and opportunity to push back against the world is coming against us. When Stanford Christian principles, great resources.

The message from Dr. Wilton about the Bible called the final authority and in my final word. A special book. Chuck Colson is with the Lord Abbott has tremendous insight on how we push back be a strong Christian witness. All that's available on our website right it's been a wonderful week on The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton as we had in the weekend.

I know Dr. Wilton is challenging us all to make sure were in God's house on Sunday gathering together for fellowship and worship in the studying of God

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