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Blessed Assurance Part 1 RDS20A

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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September 19, 2022 4:00 am

Blessed Assurance Part 1 RDS20A

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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You know the song blessed assurance. It is the focal point of our message today from Dr. Don Wilton here on The Encouraging Word will be heading back to what you see right now are studying Daniel and today the book of Daniel will reveal to us some of the words of Blessed assurance and some of the concepts of our own understanding of the assurance we have and why it is so blessed in just a few moments with Dr. Don Wilton this is The Encouraging Word thinking Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist Pastor many of you know, because he was the last 30 years of his life. The pastor Dr. Billy Graham today will receive some of that pastoral insight as we study the word together, but he would want to know we're here for you as well online@twonline.org love to pray with you and for you or this phone number 8668 866-899-WORD 9673 in Daniel chapter 8 God is going to give us evidence that what you say is is true he's going to provide for us.

He's going to say to us to listen in Daniel chapter 7. I have shown you how the world is going to unfold.

And in fact I have shown you very clearly how the different ages again to develop and I've also given you a glimpse of the future, you will remember in Daniel chapter 7 that the fourth beast is very distinctly that which will happen in the future.

The first, second and third beasts. All those which have happened in the park. Now let's not forget that Daniel himself. This is in the future.

Very easy for us to read about Daniel and to read about the prophecy of Daniel and to say well listen that's old hat. I want to remind you, in fact, when I read chapter 8 of the book of Daniel. There is a sense in which I want to sit back in my recliner and say well we know about all that that's already happened.

You know what there is to get excited about what God is doing in Daniel chapter 8 God is confirming in Daniel chapter 8 what God said in Daniel chapter 7 and done forget that in Daniel chapter 8, which I'm going to point out to you that the events that take place in fulfillment of Daniel chapter 8, some years off. The fact that's a long time. Daniel was long gone. This is looking way into the future. What God is showing us and is going to show us in Daniel chapter 8, is that he is evidence is that everything that he says has happened will happen, and God is God and God's truth and there is not one semblance of falseness as far as God's concern and what God says is going to happen is going to happen. I want to read to you.

Chapter 8 by remembering Daniel chapter 7 we end up with verse 28 and in verse 28. Daniel tells us this is the end of the matter why the end of the matter because Daniel chapter 7 games with the end of the day. In other words, right at the point of the creation of the new heaven and the new it takes us right throughout the history of mankind. That's why Daniel sees this is the end of the matter, and then he adds a suicide. Daniel was deeply troubled by my thoughts and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself. All right, let's kind of jump ahead.

Let's go all the way now to the end of chapter 8. Turn with me to Daniel chapter 8 and verse 27 Daniel chapter 7 has 28 verses in Daniel chapter 8 is 27 verse one. Listen chapter 81 want you to notice what he says at the end of chapter 8 he says I've Daniel was exhausted and laying you for several days.

Can you see a little bit of a patent developing in Daniel chapter 7 verse 28 I Daniel, was deeply troubled by my thoughts and my face turned bio and I kept the matter to myself at the end of Daniel chapter 8, God says you haven't seen anything yet. Wait until I prove to you that what I'm saying to you is going to happen. I'm going to provide all the evidence. Could you possibly need. I'm going to put it down in the annals of antiquity and when he gets to the end of chapter 80 suicide. Daniel was completely exhausted. I was so exhausted that I like you for several barriers, but then I love the mixed part of that verse. Then I got up and I went about the king's business. I was up all by the vision.

It was beyond understanding what I love about Daniel Daniel. For some reason this so really he speaks to my heart.

Daniel kind of speaks of modern-day terminology.

He says listen I see all these things about firemen, the millennium, I see all these great explosions in the end of the age not want you to know that I'm scared.

I don't know what to think. While I'm thinking about it. I'm going to continue to be about the king's business. Well it's read about chapter 8 verse one in the third year of King Belshazzar's reign. If you want to put this chronologically up really should go back at the end of chapter full of Daniel, and I want to remind you again that the book of Daniel is not chronological like the book of Revelation because Daniel keeps coming back and revisiting issues. God keeps giving things to him in the context of his life and servant ministry in King Nebuchadnezzar's court. This is now the third year of King Belshazzar's reign I Daniel had a vision of what the one that had already appeared to me well what was the one that had already appeared to him. That's in chapter 7 chapter 7 verse one just keeps flipping now we gonna flip between chapter 7 and chapter 8 chapter 7 verse one in the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon.

Chapter 8 verse one we all know how many years later, black two years later, it's not on the third year of King Belshazzar was right in the first instance Daniel had a dream as he was lying down on his bed. This particular dream suicide. Daniel had a vision of the one that had already appeared to me and so I begin to ask myself the question, what is this dream that he's about to have is a bit different cream we going to discover that this is actually not a whole lot different to what he has already been told, except for one fact we going to discover and I'm giving you a little bit of a peeping to the future here before we get what we going to discover is that in chapter 7 God very distinctly shows Daniel in his vision about the appalling devotees of the antichrist. While he is on, and while Daniel is observing all the people gathered around the ancient of days that you remember how that happened in verses nine and following how he says in verse nine of chapter 7. I looked in thrones were set in place in the ancient of days took a seat and he looks at heaven. In verse 11. Remember the irritation in the sky looks back down as a quirk I continued to watch because of the boastful words the hold was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and thrown into the bright blazing fire.

Who is he talking about in chapter 7, at the antichrist. What period of time. Is he talking about. He's talking about during the tribulation. He's talking about the rise and fall of the antichrist during the period of the tribulation from the beginning to the end of the tribulation when God defeats site once and for all of the antichrist is put away once and for all. Now in chapter 8 God gives Daniel a second vision.

But if the game all the rise of Babylon, which is the first beast and at the end of the rise of the Greek empire which is the second beast called gives a total time of the antichrist by virtue of his activities and we going to find someone who seems shows us what the antichrist is going to do, how he's going to look what he's going to function function. Black is none other than Antioch. Chris Mees rose up during the Seleucid dynasty and I'm going to show you we going to go right back into historical fact. At this point and we going to discover here folks that Antioch us epiphanies rose up during the Seleucid dynasty was full right of the very debris of the liberties of the antichrist and God is at work is going to be saying that Daniel Daniel I'm speaking to you about the antichrist that is going to happen during the tribulation, which is going to be at the end of the age, but I'm going to give you evidence of what I'm speaking and I'm going to point all right.

And I'm going to cite Antioch escape from these and he is the prototype and the very example of what will you be everybody with me. Just wanted to put that there, so that you can perhaps have a better understanding as we walk through the Dr. Don Wilton gaining a better understanding is really what we're all about. Here the Encouraging Word understanding God's word, the Bible itself and seeing how it changes revolutionizes each and every one of us is during these few moments of interest… Insist that a remind you we are here for you. You know he does insist he does make it a priority but it's my choice will to let you know we would love to pray with you. You are built for community.

All of us. That's how God designed us to be part of the body of Christ, not just my church or your church with this church of the church you drove by. Moments ago C church, the body of Christ followers of Jesus Christ and we would love to pray with you one way to connect is a little old-school but we find it to be very effective.

Every day more and more people are saying you know I do conversation with the text to pray with me yes at 866899 just that number stored in your cell 86899967. Connect with great resources and also perhaps introduce you Dr. Don Wilton like you've never seen before with some books, seven is the part of life following Jesus Christ. Hope you'll dig deeper online. Tewonline.org, G. Feel free to give us a call anytime day or at 866899 Word 866899967 verse two in my vision, I saw myself in the Citadel of Susa in the province of the Lamb and in the vision. I was beside the you like an hour. These are all factual places by the way, Susa, as though some of us may well know, because I am the capital city of the whole world Babylonian Susa.

It was the centerpiece he was standing next to you like an hour I looked up and there before me was a ram with two horns standing beside the canal and the horns were long. One of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later just want you to think about the Medo Persian Empire for mom.

Remember the Medes and the Persians and the Persians drew up a bit later and overtook the leads and so today we talk about the Persian Empire. The Medo Persian Empire. I watched the Ramsey charge toward the waste in the north and the stock which is exactly what the Medes and the Persians did no animal could stand against him.

And I certainly couldn't. None could rescue from his power.

He did as he pleased, and became great indeed historical fact is I was thinking about the suddenly and I want you to note the words. Suddenly they go with a prominent horn between his eyes came from the West. Well, where was the waste in relation to the activities of the Medo Persian Empire. If you went waste from the Medo Persian Empire, where they were at the lost baby you would land up in the heartbeat of Alexander the great, and he wasn't called the great for no reason.

Suddenly go to the prominent hole between his eyes came up from the waist crossing the whole without touching the ground rod. If you go back to the second beast entrapped in verse six of chapter 7 it says that on its back to sleep and had full wings like those of a bird that we got this incredible picture of unbelievable rapid heartbeat touched the ground. It's as though he was flying close to the ground was so quick look what happened. He came to warm ram. I had seen standing behind the canal beside the canal and charged him). I saw him attacked the ram furiously extracting the ram and shattering his true all the ram was powerless to stand against the goat knocked him to the ground, and trampled on them, and none could rescue the RAM from his power became very bright but at the high all his power. Well you reach the heart to be spell Alexander the great was he when he died about 32 years of age he was in the prime of life for the people back then, at the height of his power is a law holding was broken off.

Alexander died and in its place, and toward the four winds of heaven, who are the four prominent roles for generals that we know historically took over from Alexander the great wide to the four winds of heaven because we know that at least three of the generals of Alexander were given complete power to Europe and Asia and the Middle East in the fourth general kind of fruit into whichever scheme he found most for his time.

Verse nine out of one of them came another whole which started small but growing power to the south and to the east. It started small but a green card to the south and to the east, and toward the beautiful land. Now what is the beautiful land, no doubt about Jerusalem. God's people. When it toward the beautiful land. What happened was that coming of the Grecian Empire, the rise of the solution dynasty monetizing empty office epiphanies began very small and arose to assemble and see them in his rise to ascendancy. He gradually graduated and when moving himself away from the Greek Empire and toward Jerusalem empty office epiphanies and I'm going to come back to visit a minute.

One thing in mind and that was to read the will of the Jews.

That was his entire life's calling and I'm going to talk about it makes for a horrible story. What happens in verse 10 it until it reached the host of the heavens and some of the starry host down to the template on them. Set itself up to be as great as the Prince of the host. It took away the daily sacrifice from him and the place of his sanctuary was brought low because of rebellion, the host of the saints, and the daily sacrifice would given over to want you to kind of think of the activities of the antichrist. We've got a direct parallel here and God is providing this through history it prospered in everything it did and was thrown to the ground, then only one speaking and another holy one said to him, how long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled. The vision concerning the daily sacrifice. The rebellion that causes desolation and the surrender of the sanctuary century the host that will be trampled underfoot.

Daniel Eddie sits back in exasperation and he sees what is happening under the activities of the office epiphanies and he throws up his arms and he says will someone please tell me how long this pressure horrible scene is going to go on. How long was the tribulation going to go on for we know that from the book of Revelation.

Seven years divided into two equal parts 3 1/2 and 3 1/2 years. We know that the Scriptures teach us here Daniel exasperated by what he sees an ongoing climate for you in a minute to show you exactly what empty office epiphanies. He sees how long is this going to go on winds up going to end so he said to me like 2300 evenings going to talk to about that in a minute, evenings and mornings. That's about 1550 days. Guess what folks that's exactly how long empty office epiphanies room full and that is exactly how long his persecution of the Jews took 2300 mornings and evenings 1550 days on the bottom. I just buy the wine guy sitting here wondering about this. This vision came 500 years before the fact now look what happens. While I Daniel was watching the vision trying to understand it there before me stood one who looked like a man, and I heard a man's voice from you live: Gabriel Toles man the meaning of the vision by the way, just as a matter of interest. Gabriel the angel Gabriel is mentioned four times in the Bible. Did you know that is mentioned in Daniel 815. This passage is mentioned again over the page in Daniel 921 and then the angel Gabriel is mentioned twice in the New Testament is mentioned in Luke chapter 1 in verse 18, and then again in Luke chapter 1 verse 26 and did you know that the only other angel who is mentioned by name as the angel Michael, Michael and Gabriel verse 17 as he came near the place where he was standing. I was terrified and fell prostrate son of man, he saved me understand that the vision can turn concerns the time of the while he was speaking to me. I was in a deep sleep, with my face to the ground.

Then he touched me and raised me to my feet. He said I'm going to tell you what will happen later in the time of the Roth because the vision concerns the appointed time of the that's pretty self-explanatory movement to warm ram that your soul by the way any of you wondering how worked out what to warm ram was this is going to show you what an incredible genius. I really am. I wish I could take credit for the warm ram that your soul represents the kings of greens and the Persians. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece any more questions. Somebody kind to me the other day may say to me clustered was just a good Christian said how do you know what was said to me how you know that that's the mean Medo Persian Empire.

I said just because I'm brilliant. That's what that's quite easy. Your notes talk to be humble when you really brilliant. You know and then I open my Bible and after this verse I said it's right shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king Alexander the great folds that replace the one that was broken will represent four kingdoms that would emerge from his nation, but will not have the same power in the latter part of the arraignment rebels have become completely wicked stern faced king, a monster of intrigue will arise.

This is not talking about the antichrist. This is talking about a total time of the antichrist. I run if you please. This is evidence that God is giving to us. God is providing evidence and I pray that if you studied with us. The book of Daniel, the Lord is perhaps convicted you up some evidence Stanley 66899 word 866899967. Perhaps the most important words for a pastor you ready to give you locked Jesus Christ I'm so happy to give wanted to pray this prayer dear God, I know very very and I know that the Lord Jesus died on the cross that I might be day. I repent. I confess my sin by our faith in Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first want to welcome you to the family of God. This is wonderful. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying you help very important this is for me. Corliss said we can hope to connect to the right place you can begin this wonderful journey of the Lord is done something special in your life. Let us rejoice with you. Give us a call. Let us pray with you.

Let's put some free resources in your hand, especially if you given your heart to Jesus. Dr. Don has wonderful things he loved putting your hand. 866899 word phone number 866-899-9673 would love to connect with you and connect with the right resources. You can also get to us online at tewonline.org G that's what you find great resources like the book Jesus and me and ram changes somebody will come alongside us and share everything with our journey this month. Encouraging Word firing in Jesus understand of the Trinity, the holy, 89993 today Encouraging Word you are hearing God's truth around the number again is 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 9673 online@twonline.org. I challenge you to think about signing a productive fundraising. It's just words of encouragement. Scripture application great jumpstart your day, you can sign up online at tewonline.org G daily Encouraging Word add to your study each and every day till next time.

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