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September 27, 2022 4:00 am
This The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible makes preaching up… And today we talk about things, listen to the doctor with no work together so that we are open the phone lines of 866-899-WORD to pray with you anytime this online DEW online.org now Dr. will all right let me put the soul to get you ready yet. We got Jesus comes in the clouds at a time that only God knows all believers are taken up into the air to join with old believers who already with all unbelievers now have to be subject to the on holy Trinity. So who is the unholy Trinity. If the holy Trinity is God the father, God the son God the Holy Spirit.
The unholy Trinity is the devil, that old serpent, Satan himself. Number two man of lawlessness. Second Thessalonians chapter 2 Revelation chapter 13, known as the beast will be revealed. Number three the false prophet.
The other beast when we come to study the book of Daniel. It is very important that we understand that Daniel is based upon the consequences of what has already been. We cannot just plunge ourselves into a study.
A definitive study of prophecy without understanding where we've come from and why blog is doing what God is doing. If we don't understand why God allows some things to happen we gonna have a full-time drama understand God. I think then the question why becomes most pertinent does not. Why would God punished the Israelites Marquis. Why would God allow wicked king like maybe you could live to invade their land.
Why would God allowed Johor activity to be such a useless king of Judah. Why would God punish people like this, how does it make sense off. God is a God of love and you remember the last week we went back into the Abraham covenant and we through Ishmael and Isaac.
We looked at the promise of the silent land of slavery of reward and deliverance and fulfillment in the Old Testament. We tried to understand Jacob and his 12 sons. The 12 tribes of Israel and how that Joseph was delivered into slavery, but God had a plan for him that he found himself in part of his house and interpreting dreams that that had come about. You remember how we found ourselves in the heartbeat of God's servant Moses 340s evenly divided 40 years in Pharaoh's court 14 years in the woundedness. According to acts chapter 7 and verse 25 wire 40 years in the wilderness. Most of us believe that Moses spent 40 years in the wilderness off the 40 years in Pharaoh's court. Just because God wanted to train him and prepare him. That's true. That was 40 years of unbelievable seminary training, no question about but I'm also going to say to you that we must not forget that he spent 40 years in the wilderness because according to acts chapter 7 verse 25 Moses took the last of any action trying to carry out the will of God according to the way he wanted to do it is not according to the way God wanted to do so. His 40 years wandering around getting prepared to leave the children out of bondage was not just God's training for him but it was God's punishment on him. If we don't understand that Primo gave understand why God would deliver the children of Israel from bondage off the 400 years watch them across the big C doing these unbelievable things in the same thing same to another 40 years of wandering around the wilderness part of these things make sense. And besides my read somewhere that the children of Israel would God's chosen people.
Why would God do this to his chosen people. So we find ourselves with Moses camped outside the fortress, looking across the river to the promised land. God said to his servant Moses. Moses brought them this fall but you are not going to going to the promised land that this is Moses.
God's choice servant. How could God take a man so far all property plays a wonderful delicious bowl of chocolate ice cream in front of them and then tell him that he is prohibited from eating well because Moses was a product of his parched he sinned against God and God doesn't tolerate.
God punishes sinners, so we find the draw. She was raised up. This is the same man who camped outside the walls of Jericho was the one who made that proverbial pronouncement that is ricocheted across the world from one corner to the other cues you this day whom you will serve as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
So it is that the children of Israel began to send basin previously against God, even though they would deliver them to the promised land. So what we have. We move through the period of the judges in the Bible, we find ourselves plunging to over 300 years of darkness.
Why, because God's people chose to disobey God, and they gave themselves up to idolatry, which means that they put everything and everyone else ahead of the saints of worship and of the prioritizing of God. And so the last of the judges appears on the scene. Samuel you'll remember in first Samuel chapter 8 and I want to read to you. First Samuel chapter 8 if you'd like to turn the first Samuel chapter 8 does what the Bible says very important to understand Daniel first Samuel chapter 8 when Samuel grew old. He appointed his sons as judges for Israel.
Verse three, but his sons did not walk in his ways, they turned aside often dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. Have you ever been in the family where mom and dad love the Lord with sons and daughters don't go to the place of that writer. There was Samuel remember Samuel speak Lord for thy servant here is a man that God has placed his hand upon him, and he has sons in the Bible say is they turned aside to dishonest gain by accepted bribes and they perverted justice so all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel and Rob and they say to you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways charities not .15 to lead us, such as the other nations have gone now. Folks watch me. God commands us never to do more of him that we become like everybody else. Young people were God the moans of those of us who love the Lord that we live in the bond of human that we become like everybody else. God says listen because you are my chosen and because you belong to me. You will not only going to be different but you must be different. Well does our lesson we going to find the soul coming to a climactic expression in the book of Daniel. You see the Israelites.
These were the elders of Israel. The this was the diaconate. These were the pastors and the preachers. These were the Levites. These were the spiritual man of wisdom gathered together and they said listen we going to blame your sons for what is happening what we want now is we don't want to have God's people to rule over us. We want to have a king just like old pagan land that was not part of God's plan.
Let me show you the six when they say, give us a king to lead us this displease Samuel so we prayed to the Lord and the Lord told him listen to all the people are saying to you, it is not you that I have rejected, but I have written me as their king, who was king of Israel, God, yet with the chosen people of Israel. Once again they would turning the thoughts away from God and that was signed. Listen we want the king just like all the pagan lands, God said that's not part of my plan. Samuel was a godly man, probably twice before God and he said oh God. These people are rejecting my counsel God to dwell on Samuel, projecting your counsel by rejecting the amazing how God has a way of putting certain things into the right perspective. The Lord told him. In verse seven. Listen to all the people are saying to you does not, they have rejected, but they have rejected me as they king the site as they have done from the day I brought them out of Egypt on till this day is forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you now listen to them, but hold them solemnly and let them know what king who will reign over them will do what is Daniel chapter 1 verse one in the third year of the reign of Joy became king of Judah, and then you could visit came in and paralyzed, pummeled and pulverized the nation of Israel.
What in God's sight back in the time of the judges God said listen, you don't want to do things my way. I want you to know that I'm God I am Jehovah, I am Jehovah genre.
I'm the king of kings and Lord of lords and reviewed them all that you need to call in full under the standards of those around me and you're not willing to be different. I want you to know that I'm going to give you a king and Don Davis show you what will be done as a result of gold along folks, I don't have any definitive basis upon which to make the statement, but I'm convinced today that somewhere deep down in the heart of the God that loves us not because Americans are any different. I cannot help but wonder in my heart that the nation of America makes the bonds for certain type of leadership. God says I'll give you that leadership and I'll show you what will happen as a result of what you want. It's amazing how popular the polls have become. Let the people speak even in America today, my beloved friends. There is such incredible confusion.
This country is not a democracy. We are a constitutional republic. But I will guarantee you, beloved friends that this nation that is being founded and grounded upon the word of God that the people of this Republic are so bent on this word democracy that they cannot differentiate between the principles and the precepts upon which we stand, and so the people of the long and God says I have rounded you up on my principles and precepts give you what you want but you live with the consequences. Please forgive the eruption we will be diving right back in the first Kings chapter 11 just a moment the doctor with an insistent interrupt getting connected on podcast and radio and things like this where was it was not a visual opportunity to make sure you like the phone number on the screen watching it on TV and I start to know this is not just a presentation to conversation the Lord is Sterger. Let us respond with that sources your hands will help you grow. Just pray you through the next, whatever that might be.
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Now back to today's message sleepless in Judah with Dr. Don Wilton. It is become rather significant to me as I begin to study prophecy. It concerns me deeply when I hear politicians from the top down and sign. Let's put these things behind us and now let's get on with the people's business.
The people put us here and we are now called to administer the business of the people I have a question for all in the nation that is founded upon God is not the primary business of the people. Morality is the right suggestion in America today that morality principles and spiritual well-being is not the business of a nation founded on all what we need to not date all the business of the people. It seems to me remarkable with you during these times the Israelites to monitor God that they should have a king, so the Kings began to arrive.
First of all, it was sold from the tribe of Benjamin. According to first Samuel chapter 9.
Then there was David blessed of God descending previously in the sight of God, committed adultery, but was forgiven of God. Then there was Solomon Walter Solomon Solomon. Solomon started so well but his wives turned them away from God and into idolatry with me very quickly at first Kings chapter 11, but understand this, in order to understand Daniel first Kings chapter 11 and this one now this is a staggering statement. Folks if ever there is a statement from monogamous relationships we going to find a caring first Kings. Remember now the people of the monitor king God said, I'll give them a king. But I'll show you what will happen when you get what you want. So we have sole then we have David then we have Solomon responded well Solomon please God, but this Chapter 11 the first Kings King Solomon.
However, love many foreign woman beside Pharaoh's daughter and eliciting verse two. They were from nations. Are you ready for this. Are you ready for this very important folks. Don't miss this diagnosis. Listen, they were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, you must not intermarry with them because they will surely turn your hearts. Often their volatiles.
Nevertheless, Solomon Hill fostered them in love. This was quite a man here folks for the verse three he had 700 wives but wonder he looked tired all the time. He had 700 wives of royal birth. He had 300 concubines.
Wait a minute here it is, and his wives led him astray.
Why because they will wives know, because they were from foreign lands and their allegiance with the foreign go by didn't believe in God, Jehovah, young people, just a word. I'm going to guarantee you something you marry someone who doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ and the tranches are that you are going to be led astray, you'll become one of those statistics people cyborg. Remember that young person how they used to live for the Lord and now they know where there is no one who will drag you down quicker spiritually than an ungodly spouse done why the Bible says thou shall not be unequally simple is that we coming back to the sport young people you come and ask me to marry you first thing on our skin and your boyfriend will go for no fiancé unlimited talk about the Lord before we discuss anything about weddings because I don't want to talk to myself and what God's word says we need to watch out for and I've seen too many ruined lives.
Now, folks may become unpopular with some parents because I refuse to marry their sons and daughters, but I'm not going to do it. We had a talk about spiritual things.
We base what we do on what the word of God teaches us. By the way, there is hope.
This is what the Bible says in this role as Solomon grew old. His wives turned his heart off to other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God as the heart of David his father had been. And then we have a listing. I wish I had time to do an exegesis of this brother, Steve, then we have a listing of the specific nature of the gods he followed.*The glottis of the city unites and only the detestable God of the Lamanites. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord. He did not follow the Lord completely as David his father had done. Remember Daniel chapter 1 verse one in the third year of the reign of Joy became king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came in planning the dam invited them to pulverize them took away and destroyed the temple and carried off all the holy things from the temple of God and carried them all into the temple of his God. Then he went out according to decree and he chose for himself young men from the nation of Judah, and he found for himself or by the name of Daniel, and he found for himself and reclamation act and Abednego why because he wanted them to become locked-in on to the foreign God. The plot thickens the plot thickens. Therefore, God became angry. We divided the kingdom. Chapter 11 verse 99 the Lord became angry. This is first Kings chapter 11 verse nine with Solomon because he's hard to turn away from the mold, the God of Israel who'd appeared to him twice. Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the Lord's commode.
So the Lord said to Solomon, since this is your aptitude and you have not kept my covenant in my decrees which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and you it to one of your subordinates.
Folks, this is where we have the divided kingdom, God intervening and so you have the raising up of Rehoboam very cool in the southern kingdom with the capital of Jerusalem. You have the raising up of Jeroboam in the Morgan kingdom with these Both at Damascus. The Bible tells us about that and into all those they come in three powers to begin divine full control and further clarity you get Egypt in the South you get Syria in the mall and you get back along in the East for Israel.
God informed him repeatedly about associating with godless nations. Deuteronomy and I must just read this to you and then I'm going to move on to chapter 2 Deuteronomy chapter 17 turn. They quickly Deuteronomy chapter 17 in verse 14. Listen when you enter the land, your God is giving you.
And I've taken possession of it and settled in at a new site. Let us take a king over us like all the nations around us.
Be sure to appoint all of you the king, the Lord your God choose, remember the difference between God's divine will and God's permissive will remember God is now allowing the appointment of the king. That's God's permissive will. What is the function of God's permissive will God allow certain things to happen in order to get us to do his divine will map with the same to modern-day terminology. God sometimes allows us to take a major detour in order to get back on the right track.
Listen to what happens in this 15.
Be sure to the point of view, the king, the Lord your God chooses he must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreign unit is not a brother Israelites, the king etc. etc. look at verse 18.
Very important when he takes the throne of his kingdom.
He is to write him self can call any scribes any secretary yet to do this himself.
This is an instruction that God do based upon his permissive will related to the divine appointment of a king to rule over Israel visiting is to write for himself on a scroll. A copy of the school taken from that of the priest to a Levite it is to be with him and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to review the Lord his God, and follow carefully the words of this morning, and these decrees and not consider himself greater than his brothers, and turn from the Lord to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendents will ram a long time over his kingdom in Israel so much more great Bible teaching to come in will pick up where we left off right at the same time tomorrow with Dr. Don Wilton. The before we get away. Perhaps the most important pastor coming next, God has spoken you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you write you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into your heart and life.
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