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July 4, 2022 8:00 am
World are just read one of your books, so it was just a little bit outdated The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton model and authored advances from message. I believe in heaven and hell. Today will be looking at both of these wonderful places that indeed do exist, both heaven and hell. There's an awful lot said about but today to find out what God's word says about the perspective that we should have on heaven help in our day-to-day life as we study God's word know were available for you both. firstname.lastname@example.org. This phone number 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 9673 would love to talk to listen to pray and connect with some of our free resources like our daily Encouraging Word Bible guide and so much more. Again email@example.com or 866-899-9673 Christ as an Encouraging Word just for you to and do you know that you can go. In fact, there are a lot of people that we know moms and dads and brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts wives and husbands, friends and neighbors who already there and it's a wonderful thing to know that heaven is real and I'm so grateful that we can come together like this and we can thank the Lord Jesus for this incredible, promising God's word that you can have the absolute assurance in your heart. Heaven is not, and I think so. Maybe it's and I know so, for surely God has said and I want to invite you today to trust Jesus as your Savior. You want to go to heaven. You give your life to Christ. That's how you go to heaven. You give your heart to the Lord Jesus. And when you give in your heart to Jesus he will take you home to be with him. You will be with him ever and forever. In fact, today that's what we going to be considering from God's word. Garrett is I believe in heaven and hell are absolutely believing I want to pray for you for just a month would you bow your heads with me.
Father right now, together with thousands of people. I pray for somebody who is standing right on the of making an eternal decision, Mulberry somebody right now listening to this encouraging word, they might be in the Genesis service by maybe right here in downtown Spartanburg in this grand celebration worship service they might be in the restaurant preparing for people to come and eat. They may be on duty as a police officer or firefighter one about nurses at Dr. by maybe seated right there right now in that nursing home someone very precious to you, Lord, and how much we love them, they might be someone in a prison cell right now incarcerated locked up right now they all listening to God's word and it's time because heaven or hell is at stake.
Father, you say that it is not your desire that anyone would perish but that all would know you. That's why Jesus came and died on a cross and it's in the name of Jesus today that we present God's truth and so we all ask you to do your work by your spirit as we pray these things in Jesus name together. Amen. I have in my hand a wonderful book.
You may not be able to see it where you but it's written by Dr. Billy Graham, it's Dr. Graham's book, and it's entitled nearing home.
We know that heaven is our final home the place where we will be spending all eternity. Why wouldn't we want to know what heaven will be like. Admittedly, the Bible doesn't answer all our questions about hip. One reason I've realized is that heaven is so much greater then anything living minds and limited minds can ever imagine. Even if God aunts and all our questions about heaven, we wouldn't be able to understand them. In fact, the Bible says in first Corinthians chapter and verse nine. No, I have seen know it has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him that a beautiful passage in heaven will be able to cross completely its endless glory and wonder, then, the Bible says we will share in the glory to be revealed.
But even if the Bible doesn't tell us everything we want to know about heaven. It does tell us everything we need to know about heaven and everything without exception that it tells us about heaven should make us want to go there.
On the other hand, everything without exception, that the Bible tells us about hell should make us not want to go there. What then is heaven like the Bible tells us at least five important foods about heaven well I wish I could read you this you need to read it for yourself but Dr. Graham talks about the fact that heaven is glorious heaven is perfect.
Heaven is joyous heaven is active heaven is absolutely certain and he goes into God's truth. He takes God's word and and he gives to us what the Bible tells us concerning the real reality of heaven. I want to show you something today.
I'm going invite you to open your Bibles to the book of Revelation.
So we going to be in the final chapter of the book, the Bible, the book of Revelation and we going to look at a number of verses together. I want you to focus particularly on Revelation chapter 20 and I'm day to begin reading at verse 11. Now folks want you turning they let me just say this to you very quickly and I'll be very quick.
Jesus has come back at you and I talked about this lost week I spoke to you about the fact that I believe that Jesus is coming back and Jesus has come back in chapter 19 we are told that Jesus comes in. He lands right there in Jerusalem on the Mount of olives.
It's actually quite an amazing story. There's a lot of things that are going to happen when Jesus comes back just like he's promised and from within him will will up springs of living water, and the prophet tells us that that water that living water is going to flow down the Kidron Valley and take a left hand turn. It's going to come out in the Dead Sea in the D&C, which is absolutely David is going to come back to life. Jesus gonna march down right pasta Church of the teardrop pasta garden of Gethsemane and he's gonna march across across the Golden gate them that gate is going to be open for the first time with the Temple Mount is in Jesus, together with all believers gonna march to the battlefields of Armageddon with the Bible says just by the word of his mouth that the Lord Jesus Christ reads the word of God is going to speak defeats upon Antichrist, and the forces that come against God Jehovah that will precipitate the thousand year reign and just before the thousand year reign.
The Bible says in Revelation chapter 20 in the first five verses that Satan will be taken captive. You see the other two members of the unholy Trinity have already been cost into the lake of fire. They've already been sent into the pit of hell. According to Revelation chapter 19. The Bible says both Antichrist and the false prophet are taken into custody by God himself and I are cost from his presence into the pits of hell forever and for ever and for ever. There is never again another mention of the antichrist or the false prophet Revelation chapter 20 in verse one. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ following the battle of Armageddon takes like that old serpent, which is the devil and through. He's an angel who has the key to the abyss, takes aim and cost Satan into outer darkness and sets a seal upon him, for the period of the thousand years off to which he would be used for little while, just so that he can come up and that God in a moment of time and pool fire down out of heaven, and divine him at which time Satan himself. The devil will be thrown into hell forever and forever and forever.
In fact, the Bible says in Revelation chapter 20 and in verse 10 that the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur with the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. Remember the other two members of the unholy Trinity have already been thrown. They according to Revelation chapter 19. What happens to the it's not a good picture not a happy story. Hell is not a happy thing and there's not a single person has to go there, and God never seems anybody they that's why Jesus died.
Please forgive the interruption will be back with the rest of today's message just a moment, but Dr. Wilton wants me to stop for just a moment to remind you that when he when he says a statement like that's why Jesus died. You need to know that we are ready to pray with you about whatever God is stirring in your life about not only his death but his resurrection and the reality he did that for you.
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It's not right now maybe it's 2 o'clock in the morning 3 o'clock morning you need to talk with someone need to pray someone we're here for you at 86689673 we back in just a moment right after this with the conclusion of today's message are you seeking or rejecting God. The truth of Lot is the investment time Yorty know God loves you down across Pearson said I need to be forgiven and free. Have you ever wondered how to let him return love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. You practically lived out that Trent Lott Dr. Don Wilton wants to help encourage and inspire you to pursue the godless proceeding going after Jesus is available on CD or DVD your any amount right till 110 by SC 29304 399 where firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support The Encouraging Word you are and putting Jesus Christ around the world and now the conclusion today's message.
I believe in heaven and hell with Dr. Don Wilton.
In fact, the Bible says in Revelation chapter 20 and in verse 10 that the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur with the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. Remember the other two members of the unholy Trinity have already been thrown. They according to Revelation chapter 19. What happens to the it's not a good picture not a happy story.
Hell is not a happy thing and there's not a single person has to go to the and God never seems anybody they that's why Jesus died is not a single person who will ever be more people before Jesus comes back in the clouds to take us to be with himself that goes to hell because God saves you the Bible says that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that so ever believes in him. What's this shall not. But shall have everlasting life. Why want to invite you today to give your life to Jesus Christ.
That's why want to invite you today to trust Jesus, you need to do that today. Right now you need. Open your heart to him and invite him to come into your heart and into your life so that your name can be written in God's book in heaven, so that you can know that you know that you know that you know beyond any doubt that when Jesus comes back again or if you and I were to die before that coming that we would indeed be absent from the body present with the Lord we would go straight to heaven to be with Jesus forever. Let's pick up in verse 11 of Revelation chapter 20 then I saw a great white throne and him that sat upon from whom the earth and the sky fled from his presence, and there was found no place for them to hide. When I saw the did great and small, standing before the throne and the books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Lamb's book of life and the dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books and the sea gave up the dead that were in it — and 80 gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into hell.
That is the lake of fire because the lake of fire is the second day it's spiritual day. It's eternal day and if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life that person was thrown into the lake of fire and then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had pasta way, and there was no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, then you Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from where God is prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for a husband and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, now the dwelling of God is among mankind with man and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more day there will be no more morning.
There will be no more crying. There will be no more playing because the old order of Things Has Pasta Way, Revelation chapter 22 and verse one then the angel showed me the river of water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city on each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing 12 crops of fruit and yielding its fruit every month and the leaves of the tree off of the healing of the nations no longer will there be any curse the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city and they will serve him, they will see his face and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more. Not by will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun for the Lord God will give them light and they will reign forever and forever and forever by the Lord Rocky's word upon our hearts today, I present to you, God's Encouraging Word. This absolute truth, I'm sharing with you. Truth. That's why believe these things, Jesus Christ is real to me.
He's my Savior and my Lord, I'm not a religious man, I'm a Christian man. Religion cannot give me what my Christian faith gives me religion gives me a belief in something Christianity gives me my belief in someone. His name is Jesus and Jesus say that I am the way the truth and the life no man can come to our father which art in heaven, but by me. I want to invite you to trust the Lord Jesus as your personal savior today. I want you to give your life to Christ today, not tomorrow because you may not be alive tomorrow.
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. I pray you and I will be alive tomorrow but none of us know this is the accepted time. This is the day of salvation. This is the moment that God is giving to each one of us as we gather together in across the world today.
God knows from little places and big places under trees in rooms of every kind and persuasion among every person of every culture in every continent in every manner.
You and I could ever imagine. And it's the same word Jesus loves you.
He died for you.
He wants you to be with him in heaven forever.
I believe these things do know that the Bible tells us a number of things about heaven and hell me share just a few very brief things to die about a huge eternal subject number one. The Bible tells us that both heaven and hell are places real places, folks. In Luke chapter 16 Jesus told the story about two men, one a rich man and the other man a poor man and about the two labs and about how both of these men died in face the absolute certainty of life off the day.
You see, until I had studied these things. I always was under the impression that when a person dies that they did the Bible say is not a single person whose God is dead. Eternity is real and both heaven and hell are real places Jesus said one man died and he went to help the other man died and he went to heaven. The Bible uses many different terms to talk about hell is the final place.
That's what the Bible talks about in the book of Revelation hell is the Final Pl., Bible talks about the abyss about Gahanna about Hades but hell is real Jesus said so Jesus said we can believe it, my goodness, our time is gone now but as we think of what Dr. Don and my dad used to remind me trust the red letters. Jesus said it so Jesus has done all of this this this reality of heaven and hell, and the option to spend eternity with him in heaven is his free gift to you but you must receive it.
That package that stays in the back room and never opened is not going to be a blessing to you reality of the gift of eternal life the gift of of not just taking care of heaven but also the life we live right now is available as you pray to say yes to. We love to talk with you. Pray with you about that decision and watch God work in your life also have some free resources that will help you grow in your life. Living in a sense heavenly life right here now, even though sometimes I believe in heaven and hell. Today's message of Dr. Wilson's available on CD or DVD. Just let us know.
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Have you ever wondered how to love him in return.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength actively lived out last night, Dr. Don Wilton wants to help encourage and inspire you to pursue the godless proceeding going after Jesus is available on CD or DVD any amount right till 110 by SC 29304-3899 where mine Encouraging Word L-arginine, thank you for your support Encouraging Word you are and putting Jesus Christ around the world. Here I am again what a day this is been, you know, one of the things I want to say to you is. Let's stay connected. You know we got so many means to be able to do that you can write to us, email us. We stay connected in so many ways and your life is very important to me. I seen and gone, shows and I want to be elder pray with your vital part of your relationship will grow your needs in mind. I'm walking motion and I want to pray for you. Please don't stop cornice rocked us keep trying keep giving. Keep connecting keep rejoicing, keep celebrating, keep striving God is on.
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