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September 5, 2022 4:00 am

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Welcome to the Monday edition of The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching up Dr. Don Wilton the greatest work ever done. That's the title of today's message of the greatest work ever done will be headed to Matthew chapter 4 in just a moment the doctor will also remind you we here for you already.

We are connecting online at G on the phone at 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 real consider visiting the website is a great place to follow Dr. Donald her socialist great place to sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email fromů That's right to sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email today's message with Dr. Don Wilton need your Bibles this morning and I invite you to turn in your Bibles to Matthew's gospel and chapter. Matthew's gospel and chapter 4, and I'm going to be reading there in just a moment so you might want to take a copy of God's word. It's very important that you do so.

Matthew's gospel in chapter 4, I want to speak to you today about the greatest work ever done and I made Oscar very unfair question. I tell you this is an unfair question if you if we were to conduct dual funeral services next week and a group of people would get up and where to eulogize you and I'm sure would say a lot of wonderful things about you, what they say about your life's work. One of the things that I'm always so grateful for is when broad goals people home and you look back and you reflect upon their life's work. What would people say about the work that you are doing some of you might say well I'm too young to know you not you are working you are making an impact you're touching other people live very few people I know that just living in England by themselves. What would people say about your life's work. When the Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth. He was about the father's business on Wednesday nights. As you know I'm leading us through a wonderful time of Bible study at 630 on Wednesday evenings. In fact, when God right in John chapter 17. Yes, Lord Jesus, just about to go back to heaven. He's going to go through the experience of the cross and he turns and looks to have been and he says to the father.

He says father Mark has come.

Would you give back to me the glory that I had with you before I came to this earth.

In fact, the same glory that I had with you from before the foundation of the world restore to me the rightful privilege that I have with you as God. Now watch this because I have completed the work that you gave me to do. It's an incredible thing to think about and hearing Matthew chapter full. We came to discover something about the greatest work that was ever done. Now folks I want to say this to you today God is at work. I was in a neighboring town and I was just walking down the road really off to lunch, minding my own business and all of a sudden the man popped up and walked up to me and he said he said you that preach on to. I thought for a moment wondered whether or not I should confess right there on the spot and tell them that I was indeed but I could see by his face that God had done something in these life I couldn't explain it and I said them. Yes, indeed I am. He said, well, I can't believe that I've run into you. He said I didn't know who you were from before a week ago. He said I said last week on Sunday. He said I just happened to tune into The Encouraging Word at 11 o'clock on W SPI channel 7 and he said I couldn't stop watching. I said I've never been to church and he said he said I've spent the whole laugh running away from God. He said, but something happened last week and he said I can't believe I'm actually talking to you because last week I gave my heart and life to Jesus Christ and I just stood there for a moment and I couldn't get over the fact that God was at work, even though I didn't know this man and I had no idea what God was doing. I just simply was doing what God called us all to do and and you know what's happening over 50 years we've had this incredible relationship with W SPI I'm telling you it's the most wonderful relationship with channel 7000s upon thousands of people worshiping with us for 50 years and we continue that relationship and years ago a small group of people in this church got together and said we need to take us across America and so The Encouraging Word was both. It's your ministry that belongs to God.

This is the launch of this is where the rocket is launched from and during the week we we are privileged to share Jesus Christ across the nation.

Now we hearing from people all across America. Literally, we've heard from every person you need to get involved. You need to pray for the encouraging work because it's taking the work of God, out across the nation joining together with many other wonderful ministries in America you need invest in it and pray about it and be involved chose it sows. It's what God is given to us and I'm here today to say to you folks. God's work goes on and he's here today to show you something here in Matthew chapter 4 it's a remarkable passage and stop just once or twice briefly to explain a few things. In verse 23. The Bible says that Jesus went throughout Galilee. By the way Galilee was a region really like the upstate is about 50+ square miles of just give or take a few. It is an amazing place. This is where Jesus was in the Bible says that in that region. He was teaching in the synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people, not folks. Everybody watch me for a minute I want to give out a spiritual alert because I'm going to guarantee that there are thousands of us right now who need God to do something for us that we cannot do for ourselves who are you what's going on in your life, what crossroads have you reached what you suffering through not made a promise you something folks when we talk about the greatest book ever done. You gotta be amazed at what happened in the Bible verse 24 news about him spread all over Syria. This was a region by known as the Syriac people. If you just look at me for mom and just pertained I'm standing in the middle of the sea of Galilee. Looking north right over there is the city of Damascus have these massive mountains called the Golan Heights this Saturday because Jordan, if you were to go left or the right over toward the Mediterranean Sea, but to get that you would have to cross through the valley of Armageddon with the final battle of the world is going to take place and the Bible talks about the Syriac people fact when you go up there today and the Bible says that the work of God began to spread throughout this region. Now watch this and people brought to him what you will with various diseases suffering severe pain. The demon possessed those who had seizures and the paralyzed and he healed them.

Large crowds from Galilee capitalist which was the Gentile region of the Galilee, Jerusalem, Judea and the region all across the Jordan began to follow him.

What was it about the work of Jesus Christ. That was so remarkable and what does that mean to you and me today. While there are four things here that Jesus did want to just share them with you quickly. Number one he went about. That's what verse 23 says I just I love that by the way of your English student watchlist.

That's in the imperfect tense what it means is that Jesus was continually about his business.

He never stopped. He was always actively engaged in a good frame of mind. Same here.

A note from his nephew fact it's like a small diary because his nephew had been in southern Africa and had gone wealthy and done what the Australian school I walk about, you know, when you go down to Charleston and you take a couple of days off a few Gupta some of my other favorite places. I told you I went to Nashville a week ago. I love ash from the city of Ashford.

Love the blue pool area. My wife and I will go then just walk about stop and have teeth 10 times in every tea room around you not to go overseas, you go for a walk about, well, watch this folks Jesus went about. He is actively continually engaged. I know exactly when it was it was 10 pc. I arrived. I usually park way out there in outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth because I want to leave the good spots for our guests and their friends and for senior adults in young mothers who need some extra help and people who just need to be a little closer. You know, so I park way out. I don't even know where my motorcar is sometimes but I'm walking up there there's not a sausage inside and I'm strolling up to par six and suddenly I hear someone honking. I turned around and said they finally got me another and they coming up the hill and ease motorcar was a friend of mine from this church. Six folks cows are not even awake at. I looked around to see what is this and this friend from our churchy wound on his window and he said to me he said,' said I was on the way to do some business and some working. God brought you to my heart and God put in my heart if I was to go to the church right now. Maybe the pasta will be in the parking lot now for crying in a bucket. Folks, this is a team par six in the morning he drives up and there I am hello you naughty did wound on his window took my hand and he prayed for me said God just told me to drive onto this parking lot.

I'd find you here. I just kinda pray with you and tell you I love you folks. I'm telling you God is going about can you say and seem. Can you feel him to know that he's here you know that he's right here, right now he's in your room he's in that prison cell with you is in that retirement St. is at the nurses station is at your bedside. He went about second thing he did was he told Bible says he told the synagogue, which I had time to explain it to you the synagogue, by the way, had a threefold purpose. They met for three reasons. Worship, teaching and preaching those in charge of the synagogue were a group of Jewish elders, they became known as the Sanhedrin Bible all powerful except for one thing, they were under Roman rule those you lead in the synagogues who made the decisions you could do whatever they wanted to could do anything but one thing what was the one thing they couldn't.

I couldn't sentence anybody today. That's why the Sanhedrin had to enlist the help of somebody by the name of Pontius Pilate to do their dirty work for them. Only the Romans could parsing some day. And so Jesus taught in the synagogue. By the way, the word to teach listen to the students.

The word teach in the scripture literally means to pause on information with a view to discovering truth.

That's what happens in your classroom.

And when you bring it into a spiritual context, the Lord Jesus. One of the great whole box of the work that Jesus Christ did according to the will of the father was deposit on information about himself with those who did it. Discovering the truth of what he was saying he talked, but there was a good thing he did he preached well of teaching is the parsing on information with a view to the one hearing it discovering the truth of that information. Teaching according to the Scriptures. Preaching is to cry out, we get the word harrowing from that and preaching is an announcement if teaching is the parsing lot of information to discover truth preaching is an announcement concerning the truth. Back in Jesus day they understood that because all the teams and important people had town criers that had heroines and whenever the king wanted to par some information on to the people that Harold would walk outside his consul and he would stand.

Then he would say here ye hear ye hear ye, this is what the king has decreed its announcement teaching classes on information and allows you to discover the truth. Jesus was doing that he was engaged in that in the synagogues, but when he climbed onto the mountain, he began to preach what was he doing he was making an announcement about the kingdom of God. He said to them, I want you to know that I am the son of the living God coming to this world and I am going to set you free. Making an announcement to listening to Dr. Don Wilton will be back with the rest of today's message. The greatest work ever done in just a moment Dr. Don Wilton remind you we are here for you were connecting on the phone at 866899 word that's 866-899-9673, and online.

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He moved about. He never stopped. It was continuous action everywhere. You and I all God is, he is involved in the affairs of mankind.

You not on your road.

You haven't been left in the lurch. You haven't slipped through the cracks. As far as God is concerned. He loves you and he's walking about and he's available to you.

Number two. He told pasta on information number three. He preached he announced he heralded the good news, but not before he healed folks. I want to show you something here starting in verse 24 because four things happened when Jesus healed number one news spread about news spread the news spread word got out, folks.

There are people that you are touching because of your love and your generosity in your prayer and your willingness to going to be used in the love that you cannot imagine. It's an amazing thing news spread number two. The second thing that happened was that Freeman's brought friends to Jesus Bible salespeople when talking brought others to come and be touched by him. You might be interested to know this, that the number one way by which most people come to know Jesus Christ still remains friends bringing them to hear the gospel, you know some of you might look at me today and say to me pasta just tell me what I can do I get Allstate a lot.

It's a wonderful question because we want to do something for the Lord. Everything is very precious in God's side doesn't matter how small or how big God is not interested in equal giving he's interested in equal sacrifices me that we do for him what we know that we need to be doing. According to that which God's putting our heart. But I meditate if you were to say to me today, pasta, what is something that I can do for the Lord your friends to church.

I watch this you're ready for this. How many of you right now about a friend, a relative, a fellow student and neighbors somebody that you know that doesn't know Jesus.

Raise your hand, folks, arithmetic's all right. I'm in Austin next question when lost. Did you invite a friend and bring them to the feet of Jesus and that's not the only means by which people can, do you know folks I meet people every week and every month you say somebody brought me to church and I gave my life to Jesus Christ.

Somebody cared enough said I'm coming to get you.

That's what happened when Jesus did his work, but there was 1/3 thing that happened. He healed them. Now folks I want to show you something here this is this is remarkable. I'm just telling this is amazing is gonna knock his socks off. I promise you they will cool cat agrees of healing that took place in this passage number one. First category is the category of pain pain what the Bible says here that he healed brought to him all who were ill with various diseases. Those suffering number one from severe pain. What is pain folks pain is the ability to cope.

That is what happens to people who are in pain. Jesus healed them yet met someone is Cesar but debilitating headaches stomachache arthritis about something going on I'm hurting. I cannot explain it. It's just continue Jesus healed what was that category.

It was an inability to cope. Why did Jesus healed him from pain because he wanted to restore them to the only means by which you are lacking cope and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. The second category was those who were possessed. Now watch this folks possession is the second category recording seizure. You can read it for yourself. He says the demon possessed. It is spiritually impossible for a Christian person to be demon possessed, gone the next few weeks I'm going to show you why it is spiritually impossible for a Christian person to be demon possessed. Possession means that you are under the control of something other than your self. Now what is the Bible say the Bible says you read the full God or you're against God is no such thing as neutrality, God tells us that when we are in control of ourselves. When we become the same time about our universe. We stand outside the plan of God because we are not under his control. But God takes this to a far greater label and I'll deal with at a later stage because there is all kinds of possession folks demon possession means that you are under the control of someone else other than your so. And Jesus came, in order that you and I would come under his control. This deals with our very moment of salvation. I truly believe that with all of my heart. But there are other forms of possession. I know people who possess by alcohol, pornography will do that.

Have you met somebody who says to you, I just cannot do that any I just don't seem to be able to control my reactions folks let me tell you a person who loses the Tampa and it shoots they mouth off and uses for later words when I get out of whack that are under the control of somebody other than themselves back to Jesus was talking about. I had a wife. He said to me pasta. I love my husband but I cannot stand the way he always loses it.

That's what Jesus was talking about playing possession number three I want you to look at this very closely with me.

Folks if pain is the inability to cope and possession is the inability to control power is the inability or lack thereof is an inability to plan. He talks about having seizures. By the way, the word there is the word that we use for epilepsy over my lifetime I've had some dear close friends who've suffered from epilepsy having seizures. You know how debilitating that is for people who suffer from acting on happens with epilepsy and I'm being very simplistic. A person who suffers from that loses power folks that have a power shutdown and if I have a power shutdown. It robs them of their ability to plan very hard for a person who suffers in this way to plan even a gun, take a swim in the swimming pool because they don't know when the power is going to shut down drive a motor car say I'm just going to go to the grocery store and get some groceries can't do that because they are afraid that they, shutdown, go for a hike by themselves maybe you have a loved one, and you say, look, I'll be back on just leave you alone.

I'll be back.

And there's a fear to leave a person like that. They don't want to be left alone because they might have a power failure. Jesus healed them.

And then there was 1/4 category, and that was the matter being paralyzed. Watch this pain possession power in the paralytic.

What is being paralyzed. That's an inability to move an inability to move your rendered helpless.

A person who is paralyzed cannot move, which means they cannot function properly.

They need help. We do whatever we can to help people who find themselves in such predicaments folks watch this Jesus came into the midst he did something no man could do for himself that in the final result was that people followed.

What a powerful message from Dr. Wilson today we standing in the pulpit and preaching like that God speak to us and it's through his word, the living word of God, the Bible itself, if the Lord is spoken to you. I pray you would open your heart to a doctor tons can ask you to do next.

Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now. Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross. Today I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart. In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news reports God's touch your heart. Let us step to the next steps with you walking beside you give us a call at 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 967 to Christ dedicate your life. We have wonderful resources for you. Call us at 86689996734 email us at GXTEW we discover great resources like this. We are living in a rapidly changing world. This new normal for believers divesting in the safeguard of our history and God your heart boldly and unflinchingly travel through the support The Encouraging Word you will receive Dr. Wilton building is our fuller message that we need to stand firm on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Any normal day 866-899-WORD guards of our faith. The DVD today The Encouraging Word if a viewer and in ministry. You are listening today.

What a great day of studying God's word God's Encouraging Word together with Dr. Wilton tomorrow. Hope you join us his messages on the greatest vision ever seen again. At the same time in prayer will not only join us but maybe invite a friend to join us between now and then let's they connected online that EW Take care

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