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The Power of Determination R1309

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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August 2, 2022 4:00 am

The Power of Determination R1309

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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They went back to their own people and they reported everything and thereby raise their voices in prayer. I mean it's just a beautiful statement the Bible when they heard it, they lifted up their voices. I just gathered together and they began to pray together. This complete and courageous prayer came from the heart of these gathered people and I and it's it's it's amazing what the content of their prey was just just watch this just for a second you see complete and courageous prayer.

Firstborn acknowledges the sovereignty of God is exactly what happened, they lifted their voices together and said sovereign Lord you are the one who made the heavens and the earth complete and courageous prayer right up front you know Jesus did the same thing because the disciples came to him during his earthly ministry and said, Lord, teach us to pray, how did Jesus begin. He said our father who art in heaven, that's the acknowledgment of who God is. When you acknowledge the sovereignty of God, you are affirming that he is the one it begins and ends with him because he not only made the heavens and the earth, but he made every one of us. The Bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

God knows about you and he knows about me knows us intimately, intricately, in the minutest detail and complete and courageous prayer acknowledges who God is. God has an encouraging word for you and me today.

The Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton about a message on determination is the power of determination. That's today's message the power of determination with Dr. Don Wilton will dive into Nehemiah chapter 9 just a moment, but here on the Friday edition you need to know where excited about so many folks that have been joining this daily Encouraging Word email it simple to do. You can sign up on our that's the Encouraging, click the icon and sign up for your copy of the daily Encouraging Word email pops at about 6 o'clock every day you can go ahead right now and text daily 30500 will send you a quick link and gets out that way. That's just my texting daily 30500 join the thousands that are being encouraged by God's word every single day and now today's Bible study, Dr.I'm reading from EMI chapter 3 in just two verses. This is what happened.

The Bible says when NEA shipped the high priest rose up, together with his brothers, the priests, they boot the sheep. Then like consecrated it and sit doors in place like consecrated it as far as the Tower of the hundred as far as the tower of Hannah. No links to him the mainland of Jericho also booked and next to them is the son of Emre.

Oh, he also got on with the and boot the power of determination. If we were to go back and begin to try to understand all the ins and outs of Nehemiah.

You will not know the story, God showed him his people run the freight Jerusalem was in ruins. There was no future for their children. Much work To be done.

In fact, even when he went back and spoke to the king as the cupbearer of the king.

The king said to him, what's the problem. Nehemiah why are you looking so sad without any hesitation. He said my people are hurting. The walls are broken down the gates of being burned, there's no future unless something is done we will dive from it all on notes just a little. It's just drinking in the fraternity and get a life on notes just selling wild seeds. You know it's just kids you know all. It doesn't matter yeah all goodness me at Vanderbilt University.

You know one great star football player. I mean here.

These girlfriend went and got out blonde drunken you know they were paralytic. Some people would've said they were motherless. Are you know he just carried her back to his dorm where the other boys were members of the football team. This is by the way, Vanderbilt University, one of the top universities in the country. Are you not get a life you know who cares what happens on our campuses.

I mean kids will be kids. Don't worry about a thing. What's wrong with a little fun but we don't worry about Jerusalem, you know, those of their kids, you know, let's face it Nehemiah himself was raw. The comfortable being the national security advisor of King Artaxerxes. No doubt he had a fine bedroom. He had access to the king why should he be concerned for three ingredients.

By the way, and the power of determination I want to just put these on the table by one and all powerful God ingredient number one this is what Nehemiah understood.

He understood what went into his determined decision to do what God was telling him to do. Ingredient number one and all powerful God. The only thing I think you and I need to consider at the best of times is that what we consider to be radical is not even radical as far as God's concern. I wonder sometimes even in the church where the God must get little smile on his face when we present to him these insurmountable problems to God. Have you ever gotten to the point at which you absolutely consider what you're going through, to be beyond repair. There's nothing more you can do I present you ingredient number one and all powerful God. That's why I want to invite you to give your heart and life to him trusting. If you don't know him. You're on your own. You cannot do it. Ingredient number two totally willing heart. That's what God required. Nehemiah presented a totally willing heart to this all-powerful God, we read that time without number through the Scriptures do we not Lord here I am.

See me use me, Lord. I don't know how I can do this.

Lord I can't do anything. I feel so helpless. I'm feeling so useless. I don't know that I can make the journey over there. I don't have enough people to help me. I didn't even know what the building codes are anymore and that part of the world, but I got a willing heart really believe many times we never accomplish what it is that God puts in our hearts, because we have unwilling hearts ingredient number three is a spiritually determined person you know you will remember pole the apostle Paul found himself languishing in a Roman prison. He was the one who wrote these words I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

That's a spiritually determined person so that we got an all-powerful God totally willing heart and a spiritually determined person I present to you.

Nehemiah. So when Nehemiah arrives and we looked at the same parcel weeks in God's given us a wonderful picture of the power of one how God began to use just one person, and then another and then another and then another and we know that this is going to come together to close great impact for the glory of God.

I had tossed myself in this passage you what was it that they would determined to do.

They knew what they had to do, but what got burned they determination, and there are five things you just want to give them to you today mom one day they were determined to follow their leaders from chapter 3 on through the rest of the book of Nehemiah we gain to find this happen of leadership and followership. In fact, if you would really unpack this when I teach on leadership principles. I tell people I believe in the lead manager, principal I watch this folks, when Nehemiah arrived and they were sent on your marks, get set, they were saved but hadn't started. They were about to start.

As they began to do what they knew God told them to do number one, they followed their leaders and this is replete with the lead manager, principal. In other words, everybody was called to lead as they followed leadership and leadership begins with the heart of God. Number two, they were determined to play their part.

They were determined to play their part. This is the second issue when it comes to the power of determination. What part do I need to play, you can talk until you're blue in the face about the need to go and have a physical checkup.

The part you've got a play is you go to pick up the phone, you've got to go and make the appointment and you've got to get to the doctor's office. That's the part that it's not going to happen by osmosis. You can talk until the cows come home about the fact that your marriage is in trouble. You've got a part to play and when you begin to unpack what happened yet. They not only followed their leaders but they all played their part. You know, I've gone through my Bibles marked all over the place.

Verse four paid applied upon this, the sons of Hashem go down to verse five and next to them.

The TECO arts then you go down into verse seven, the seat of the government so the governor's office was involved in the Skoda verse eight, the goldsmiths the Goldsmith Smits the Jews were involved going to verse eight, the second part. See next to him.

Hannah and I one of the humans. Can you mention that and then you go to verse nine and it says roughy of the son of him. The ruler of half of the district so you not only got the governor of the problems the perfumers is not any got the sons you not any got the good, the seat of the government and the goldsmiths go down into verse 12. The Bible says talking about shallow ruler of half the district that he was also involved not only himself but together with these bulletins. Everyone 12345 impact. They were determined we talk about the power of determination as reflected in the life of Nehemiah.

They followed their leaders. They played their part number three basic doors. They were determined to set the doors. It's very interesting to me that in verse one.

This is the beginning of the work that the first thing they did was that they put the doors in place. Interesting the gates.

Why did they do that they did it number one to protect the people from the enemy without number two to provide for security for their families from within. They understood how important doors all they were determined by followed their leaders.

They played their part, basic doors, but not before they dedicated their work. This little word you consecrate is a beautiful word in many ways. I prefer the word consecrate the British royalty have for many generations. Use the word consecration of the queen. For example, the word consecrate carries with it the idea of the conference of all the grace and favor of God upon that person and the work on the Tosca that they are sitting about and what we find here is that this was a repeated thing we can encounter this repeatedly. This act of consecration friends. I don't think we do that enough can you feed folks that some people say will that's just, you know that's just going overboard with you sitting in that bed right now you struggling with that marriage and you're facing those children and you and your money has run out and you don't how to pay your bluesman and your battling with fatigue and you been diagnosed with the sickness and what happened to these people would determined in the wall to follow their leaders to play. They plot goes to dedicate they were God came down upon number five that would determined to complete the assigned back in just a moment as we can. The concept of termination followership so important. Leadership is important, but so is followership. You are more from Dr. Don in just a minute, but we want you to know he wants you no right to pray with you right now at 86689.

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I love that I love it because I need to hear that because so often in my own spiritual life I I know what it is that God wants me to do, but I never see it through. All you need is one little gap in the wall and the enemy will find so what does this mean to us what is the Lord saying to you and me through Nehemiah number one seed leadership through God's eyes seed leadership through God's eyes.

That's why God has given you that mother and father. That's why you been placed in that life that Sunday school group. That's why you got that discipleship leader.

That's why that school teachers the that's why you have postures and friends a night seed leadership through God's stucco nonsense. God's always worked like this is not something new number to start with yourself.

You know they they played their part. You might be the perfume you might be the July you might be the governor you might be the son of someone will the daughter of someone just start with yourself. That's what the Lord tells me in the power determination start with yourself. Number three save your heart basic doors in place. Set your heart the door is the window to your soul. Seek your heart you got to make sure your heart is sick.

Get your heart right with God. If your heart is not right. You become vulnerable to the enemy from without and you become a living testimony to the devil from within. Saved your heart when you set your heart in the presence of a holy and a righteous God, what you do is you God. What comes in and you love and what goes out. Go to set your heart. If you determine you know people many times will say it's not what someone says it's how they say it. That's a hard problem sometimes. If your heart is not right. What you say may have value, but how you say it eliminates any value because your heart's not right number for pray and forest they dedicated their work.

We got a fun repeatedly through you this prayer and fostering Nehemiah just repeatedly next week I'm going to be getting into an unbelievable chapter and and and you just find that they go back to prayer and fostering God's really speaking to our hearts so prayer and foster number five start for the finish. So here are five practical things seed leadership through God's eyes start with yourself member everybody doing their part is not about an amount it's about principle Saco heart. You gotta begin right there and say to rebuild your heart make your heart available number four prayer and forest that's dedicating every day. I want us to dedicate and consecrate our work to the Lord.

That's what we doing when we pray and foster every day. We got to be dedicating and consecrating every day dedicating and consecrating and then number five start for the finish. In other words, be prepared to complete the project. Make up your mind right now. Be prepared to complete every head bowed and every eye closed it's time for you to respond. It's time for me to respond father today by your spirit you are speaking speaking to me you speaking to my friends speaking to the person seated next to us.

You are not limited by time or space old is a great determination you know that because you're in control right now, Lord, I pray that they would be people everywhere taking hold with determined heart saying I know that I serve in all powerful God. I know that I have a totally willing heart and I know that I'm a spiritually determined person.

I'm going to do this go on being my strength and my being, my strength and my house message from Dr. Don Wilton hero The Encouraging Word now that's straight from the pulpit as he's been teaching and preaching these last few moments. But before we get away before we move on to the next.

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That's 866-899-9673 you'll find that number and a number of great ways to connect on our website as, you know, I I want to say something to you personally. You ready for this. Thank you. It's a powerful word visits more one powerful. I want to thank you you see the sun hardly rises or states in a day that we don't see people come to know Christ through this bold cost ministry every day and you make that possible through your prayers. Most of all, and through your financial giving.

God is doing something great and in our world today. This medium of television very important folks. This is very very important. God is allowing us to going to more and more homes across the United States of America. Thank you for helping us make this possible. And let's never stop praying that people would come to know Jesus. God bless you greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ brother Don I'm a prisoner here in North Carolina and I've been listening to your preaching on the radio broadcast each morning for quite some time now. I really wanted to write you to let you know what a blessing you've been to me.

Hearing you preach the word of God and how you love the Lord Jesus Christ has just truly touched my heart more than I could ever express. I'm 42 years old and I was brought up insurers and have always had a deep love for Jesus Christ. I was saved a young age got on the wrong path to cause me such heartache and sorrow. I've been through pancreatic cancer and a lot of health issues but the Lord has blessed me to live and to be healed. I know my heart is call me for a purpose to serve him and I will be getting released in just a few more years in my dream is to get into the ministry for Jesus Christ and deliver him. The rest of my life when I hear you preach and teach it just touches my heart so deeply.

And I will be able to meet you in person one day and I look forward to hearing you on the radio each and every receiving the Sunday service ovens on some visas, most of them afterwards with friends on a country slice of multiple, I hear many outstanding pastors to Christian stations pastor Wilson conjugation

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