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July 3, 2022 8:00 am
Encouraging Word the Bible based on second Samuel chapter 7 word Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist Pastor Simone, a professor in today's. He opens God's word.
We talked was about what only God can do you there is nothing in the restriction of God can do many many things, but there are some things that God can do will discover that as we open the word together, and another open to talking right with you as well were connecting on our website right now in tewonline.org Jeep that's tewonline.org large as well as on the phone that 866-899-WORD talk right here, 866-899-9673 now Dr. Don Wilton we going to be in second Samuel chapter 7 and Bruce know the you shall say to my servant David, thus saith the Lord of hosts took you from the posture from following the sheep that you should be prince over my people Israel. I have been with you where ever you went and have couple all your enemies from before you, and I will make you a great name, like the name of the great ones on the I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will so they might dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more, and violent men shall afflict them no more as formally from the time I appointed judges over my people Israel. I will give you grace from all your enemies.
Moreover, the Lord victorious to you that the Lord will make you a house so that when you die is awful food and you lie down with your fathers.
I will raise up your offspring after you shall come from your body and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him a father, he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men with the stripes of the sons of men, but my stated foxglove will not depart from him as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from you before annual costs and your kingdom shall be made sure ever before me.
Your throne shall be established forever. What should we do, how should we relate what's important. I just want to share with you today. Based upon what God's Word teaches us on the simple but powerful truth.
What only God can do.
And then I want you to just get this in this passage. Speaking of David, the Bible tells us seven things that God did, I want you to really be encouraged with this God can turn nobody interest somebody that's what happened during the site. God reminded David and said to him, listen, there was a time when you were with just what you were look at you now only God can turn nobody into somebody.
So when we look at the growth of our little one moms and dads young people grandparents and we do everything that we can possibly as believers, you know I do love the Lord Jesus Christ subject God is the one God can take a nobody internal nobody interest somebody God is the one you take our heavenly father cocked you're on your own and dinky Americans. We don't seem to be doing so well on our own. Number two. Only God can be everywhere all the time universe 911 verse nine a being with you wherever you went.
Only God can be with us everywhere and all the time to boot. God is everywhere, God is watching God knows he sees your company's that's what happens when you give your heart and life to Jesus universe see the spirit of the living God, and God by his spirit is everywhere all the time. Even in those moments when you are at your lowest point where you got the greatest question number three God can prevent enemy attacks and we are under the enemies attack America. We are at well against Satan and he's found a tile feeding frenzy ground in the United States of America and he's ripping the heart about nation and our people. Upon an God can prevent an enemy attack. Look at verse nine he said I will cuddle all your enemies from you can go on later down in diverse 11 and the second part of verse 11. I will give you rest from your enemies. This relentless every day wake up these headlines. This news this sadness these despicable of abuse against women and children even in our nomination by people that we trust with all of our hearts. God what the me from amidst us. God will give you rest. From that parents you are going to become exhausted. Listen.
It's exhausting enough bringing up sons and daughters trust me Carolyn. I love to go and visit our grandkids. How sweet it is to say goodbye.
I mean, I don't know how they sleep and it's the best in the world and it's lovely for just one on all days like we had tried for an entire year. Every day it's no wonder some of you look like you do listen if it weren't for makeup, we get a shot care of this morning from somebody's young mothers year you just did a good job but yet to get a up at 5 o'clock to get it all sink in place to is if you looked like you normally do at home. No wonder the postman dropped to my life in a box. I didn't say that. I just God will what is God. He prevents enemy tax. How do we stop this attack God number four God only gone can protect God-fearing people. Look at verse 10.
It's so powerful, he says, and I will appoint a place for my people. I'll plonk them there so they made will and not be disturbed over and over again. He goes on the nieces and violent men will not get to you.
Did you read that that word violent in the Hebrew text. We can people on parents listen you know we talk about a lease tragedies we don't talk enough about what our kids are seeing the violence on television. What we show what we project will be putting up a system of the stuff. And God says God will protect those.
This is good is not a time to step down. It's a time to step up as believers in Christ. Number five I love this one. Only God can raise up children will mean a lot of what he says to David, and we know that from what he said but verse 12. For example, in your days off of food and you lie down with your fathers. A promise.
You are taking care of as we speak here today.
We got all our boys and goes in camp. You should've seen them leaving yesterday busloads many of your parents were here, I missed it because it's trying to get back from New Orleans, which is too far away. All of us about cards like the sun with my cardio, but the name of Brock Reese Gerard and Natalie. Good day. Pray scheduling here the prayer for Sunday. Pray for the counselors as they build relationships with the campers. Pray that they might have discernment as to the spiritual needs of each child when going down there on Tuesday. I'll be there can Voyager and Tuesday night and I'm speaking to the middle. Younger middle schoolers, and on Wednesday. You know all I'm interested in doing when I say why minx I'm dog do anything that you lost me to do, but I just want to be just what I have just getting in the and loving jumping in the pond. If I need to. I didn't say that Saddam repeat that off to me what it what ever it is just that that's special and unique touch.
It's that touch and you are doing so well folks stay close to your children, man, don't love on your kids like this what you what did you say yeah go to a restaurant observing a restaurant today.
You are restaurant the whole family sitting across every one of them or did you eat folks it's with us. This is reality it's not. It's just it is right. I would one of these.
We will deal with so we must do our part but God reminds us that God is the one ultimately raises up our sons and daughters in his scheme of things.
I don't want boys and girls to grow up and leave home and then just go ballistic. I want children to grow up and be you what, what's wrong with that. I'm not asking to revert back to the 60s when I was a teenager. I'm not asking for the these times of changed. I'm not asking anyone to make sure that they just duplicates of what we used this is that I get all of that but I tell you what I pray.
I pray that our sons and daughters will grow up as decent human beings loving the Lord Jesus Christ and gracious accomplishing playing bowl going to the beach but loving the Lord saying please. Thank you have a sense of looking people in the eye when they talk to them having compassion for others going on mission wanting to serve using them money tithing in the church and giving and loving on people and contributing and in walked matches folks what man is. It's not some trophy in the cabinet that's part of it did as many trophies as you can do nothing wrong with the trophy. But the Bible says it's God it's the Lord Jesus Christ, who ultimately does this God before us, who can be against us. God is for us to forgive the eruption… Insist I remind you were available for you both on the phone at 866-899-WORD word that's 866-899-9673 at our website, TW online.org again Dr. Dolly right back with the rest of today's message. What only God can do while you're on her website.
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Please visit tewonline.org, or call 866-899-WORD that's 866-899-9673 now back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton. That's get as many trophies as you can.
Nothing wrong with the trophy. But the Bible sees it's God it's the Lord Jesus Christ, who ultimately does this God before us, who can be against us. Number six.
Only God can love God's all of us of sin could lose 51 a word my state forest love for him will not depart in the dog eat dog world.
We very quickly we can dog eat one dog after another, but blitz never get grace, the love, the forgiveness, the reconciliation, the restoration of God.
Where would we be without Jesus. Only God can love us.
We battle with that because so many of us suffer abuse. So many of us suffer hate hurt you but you and I people of God. Every reason not to love. We got older reasons. You don't need to find a reason and how much we pray for the one we do if we lose site of the state forest love of God in Christ Jesus one more.
Only God can guarantee the future. It's a powerful point. Verse 16 your house, your kingdom will be made sure forever. We are all future people because the future is part of our present where are we going where you going to end up what shall we do, what will Doral kids in and then to boot. The fact is, all of us are going to die. Only God can guarantee the future. So what can we take from us is what to take away from in this sum anything just want to take what type take this with you.
Perhaps today, together with the things of God's putting in your number one. Do your part, you heard me say God does. Jesus loves you. God does. Jesus loves you, he will do it. Only God can do to go to do your part. Only God can save you only God can convict you of your sin. Only God can give you his Holy Spirit, but you can do your part. We going to do our part.
What is our part to be the parent that I know God wants. It's to be the man God wants me to be the woman God wants me to be.
It it it's it's too be kind. Be loving, be reconciling my part is to pray without ceasing for my children, my grandchildren. My part is to say no when no needs to be said parents you need to be prepared to look at your kids and say no you are not doing that this business of looking at children and sign will you need to work through this this some things kids don't need to work through like what you're trying to be some comic hero. You mean you don't know what God says about right and wrong you struggling with you, the parent do your part will call the ambition. What about the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, do your part B in Bible study. Make sure you're in church get into a life group people be in a life group being a life group and be in worship. You need those two things every Sunday done.
Just go to a life group and go home. Being worship, corporate worship and get your self in that small group be disciplined. Introduce some fresh disciplines in your life. Take yourself in hand decide to get healthy again. Don't talk about it do start eating correctly to exercise. Don't talk about it. Your part. Teach your children these disciplines. What else can we take away from the second one is don't worry, worry, I want you to hear the context of that because God seems be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and let your requests be made known and got why because only God can do something. God only God. So what is it that's churning your heart rotten. Don't worry, when you can pray when you can share that with the Lord. When you can trust him.
Be encouraged make a deliberate determination that as of this moment because you know and love Jesus Christ that your signed Lord, I am going to be in courage, even facing all these things that are going on because you are in the center of Maha make up your mind. Stop your nonsense, stop being one of these silent troublemakers stop this double agenda that some people have stopped feeling like you have been appointed to be the Savior of the world. Get off your pedestal being in Christ, all other things of God God in your heart you to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and you lost a son to your sons and daughters talking searching will what only God can do one more thing, take away, make certain you know Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Otherwise all this is is just an interesting talk a lot of interesting talks going on nothing really makes saints out inside outside of the wonderful grace of God in Christ Jesus you know that you know that you know him. If you trusted him as your Savior and Lord, why don't you that today would you bow your heads with me. I want to prayer. Pray with you today. No prayer can save one this is a sinless pray for you. I'm just helping you to hear what the Bible says if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the date you will be sent. That's it right there let's pray you pray this prayer in your own heart dear God, Jesus is the Christ, he is Lord. I confess Jesus as Lord, I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead to put my faith and my trust in you. I respond to you because you are speaking to me by your spirit and I am under conviction.
I'm a sinner and my sin separates me from you. You God on the cross for me, I give my heart to you, Jesus. In Jesus name I pray. Perhaps you were moments ago praying along with Dr. Wilton to give your life to Jesus or maybe rededicate your life to Christ. Either way, you need to let somebody know about your decision today. Dr. Donald safe, why not let him. He would love to hear from you. You can email him Don@tewonline.org again jotted down, DO, in his first email@example.com he loves hearing stories about God's working in your life.
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