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R1358 Abraham Made Difference

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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March 16, 2020 8:00 am

R1358 Abraham Made Difference

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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March 16, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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God has an Encouraging Word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton and a message on Abraham.

Today's topic is Abraham made a difference in more than that. Dr. Wilton to share with us from God's word itself how you and I can make a difference as well be opening our Bibles to Genesis chapter 12 in just a moment with Dr. Don Wilton are teaching on Encouraging Word well-known author evangelist Pastor as we open the word today Dr. I want you know we are here for you. Would love to encourage you directly, either on the phone it 866-899-WORD that's 866899673 or that's TEW we take very seriously our call to encourage you now Dr. Don Wilton what today's message to not fall but how desperately we need your grace to trust you more.

How desperately we need to be drawn into the heart of God. How desperately we need to be awakened to the reality of our world and to know that you are the Christ, the son of the living God. How desperately we need to spread your word and proclaim your death until you come again how desperately we need drop frames and our neighbors and our loved ones to know you and once coming to know you, by repentance of sin and by faith in you that each one of us would grow in the grace and knowledge and admonition of the Lord Jesus. How wonderful it is together like this in freedom to be able to worship you on a day like this. This magnificent time of worship there in celebration and in Genesis this morning and we are mindful that all across our beautiful land that there are believers gathering to praise and worship you and call upon your name and we are a people who bow before you oh Lord. We bow before you because you alone are God. We bow before you, because without you.

We are nothing. We bow before you, because we recognize that the Lord Jesus is coming back again and that when he comes back and lands on the Mount of olives that same place from wait-and-see went back up into heaven that rivers of living water will flow from him carried waste into the Mediterranean Sea and East into the dating scene walking down through the Kidron Valley where the dead shall live again and everything shall be made alive forever and forever and forever for Christ the Lord our God reigns today. Father, we worship you alone for we have made many graven images in our own land in our own lives and today our father.

We see but you, thank you for loving us. Thank you for speaking to us through your word and by your profits and thank you Lord that even at this very moment by your spirit that you are convicting people… And and of righteousness and of judgment names all being written in the Lamb's book of life today. Now people are losing their fear of death and of sin and of the grave. Because Christ is conquered sin and death and the grave and we are celebrating with the angels in heaven. As we pray these things together in Jesus name, amen. Genesis chapter 12 now the Lord said to Abram go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to a land that I will show you and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing I will bless those who bless you and him who dishonors you I will curse.

And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. So Abram went as the Lord had told him to, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he departed from her. Ryan and Abram took Sarai his wife and Lottie's brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in her randomly set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan. Abram paused through the land to the place called Shechem to the yoke of moray at that time the Canaanites were in the land.

Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said to your offspring I will give this land so he moved an altar there to the Lord who had appeared to him and from there he moved to the new country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and AI on the east and there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord and Abram journeyed on stool going toward the negative by the Lord. Write this word upon our hearts. Abram made a difference number one because he listened to God. It's really quite as simple as that.

He listened listening. Some people say is an awful hunting God wants us to know that it's an imperative discipline. It's perhaps one of my greatest challenges and I'm sure you and I share that challenging many different ways. God is always speaking. He speaks to us through his word he speaks to us through friends and family and circumstances the happenings of our lives the bubble he speaks to us by his Spirit, Abram made a difference because he listened he just listen to God. But second, Abram made a difference because he understood conditions. He made a difference because he understood conditions God gave him a threefold set of conditions and they were all imperatives that had to do with that which God would Kelly all gives the three conditions I will make number one I will bless number two and I will curse number 3000 God's conditions. I watch this what God seemed Abram was listen up if you listen to me. I will make I will bless and I will curse what was he saying he was saying well you want to make a difference. Listen to me someone I will make that speaks to the work of God. Those who make a difference Into the work of God. Number two I will bless it make is the work of God bless is the heart of God. Did you know that God does what he does.

Through his work and everything that he does to make a difference for you and me is designed to bless you know this time last week we were at the sea of Galilee. We had this incredible baptismal service at the sea of Galilee and in the river Jordan you know I read that passage again. And when Jesus was baptized.

God made the statement, God spoke from heaven in he said this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.

Over time, and I'm asking of you today that you follow Jesus in believers baptism and if not why not you not want to please God.

Very good question is I want to please God and what God did through Abram making a difference. Was he sent out the criterion by which he does what he does. These three conditions all make that the work of God. God makes E designs.

I will bless that's the heart of God. And then he says, but I'll also curse cursing is the type T of God. You see, most of us, we see the word curse I will curse those who come against you but God is going to use a word that is not good that's not what that means. The word display literally means that God is capable of throwing a name of action around you so that those who would come against you are prevented from doing so. That's the curse of God God, so to speak draws a line in the sand and says this is my servant, I will not permit any of you touching or to touch her at the story of Abram so Abram made a difference number one because he listened God number two because he understood conditions number three because he held nothing back. Please forgive the interruption will be back with more with Dr. Don Wilton and Abraham made a difference a powerful message from God's word in just a moment, and if we can pray for you right now prayer of encouragement. Please give us a call phone number is 86689. That's 866-899-9673 were available 24 hours a day for you or connect and one of the things that we believe is the greatest encouragement we can find a spending time in the Bible itself, God's Encouraging Word every day. If you've not signed up for you consent to the daily encouragement on every morning. Today was on Isaiah 4031 St. yes you may have the greatest assignment succeeding is set some time aside. If Satan can't outline some exhausted. That's not that person. Instead of charge is like a hard copy of our daily Encouraging Word Bible guy said out quarterly call 866-899-WORD and ask for your copy is 866-899-9673 Oregon sign up online at's daily email would love to put in your hands absolutely free. Now that's today's message with Dr. Don Wilton going around you who would come against you from doing so. The curse of God. God, so to speak draws a line in the sand and sees this as my servant.

I will not permit any of you touching order touch her. That's the story of Abram so Abram made a difference number one because he listened God number two because he understood conditions number three because he held nothing back course, my favorite verse in Genesis chapter 12 is verse four so Abram just did it.

He held nothing back is what we do most of the time we want to make a difference. So what we do is we say preconditions and we say now Lord I'm going to do what you told me to do, but I need to first of all, get these things in order before I do it all. Lord, you can have everything of mine, excepting that when you study the life of Abram.

It's really quite remarkable thing. He was a very prosperous businessman in a place called her you are.

If you don't away is it's right at the top point of the Persian Gulf the of the Chaldeans, and he was a man who was blessed time without number one. Probably for him was as fine as it gets.

But God came and God spoke, and he listened and he understood the conditions and he held nothing back. What not hold back. He didn't hold back his faith, he said I'm going to trust you completely. I'm not going to trust you, but I'm going to just trust him to give it all to you. It's like a little baby all one about little children standing on the age of the swimming pool and you down in the pool and you daddy and that little boy that little girl comes to the edge of the swimming pool and I looked down at you and it's almost like they are having to jump off the cliffs of my father at the didn't see but I want to do it but I see you. I know that you all daddy and that little one year older that little two-year-old sales will I know I'm about to plunge to my imminent death but you know daddies down there and I just trust daddy here I go in a course mommy sitting over there chewing her nails and the little one catapults often you catch that little one, and I think it's just wonderful nice.

I cannot do it again and 50 jobs ladylike school. Like an old you join the local parachute Battalion and before you know what they getting up there and guess what they are jumping off by themselves.

Some of you need to just jump you squawking too much. Your heavenly daddy is ready to catch you not going to let you go so I made a difference because he held nothing that didn't hold back on his faith. He didn't hold back on he's willingness to go. He didn't hold back on his age. He was 75 years of age. He didn't say all men go with my arthritis. You that I'm just gonna do it, didn't hold back on he I didn't hold back Ronnie's family didn't turn on site but Lord you don't seem to understand what about my kids. And what about this one.

What about where we live and what about that he said let's go. He didn't hold back Ronnie's possessions.

Please possessions and he said everything that belongs to God here tell you I'm more convinced that people who might difference are people who finally decide that everything every every time every business everywhere.

With all that you got.

You give it to God you will never be able to imagine how much God will give back to you. And that's not prosperity gospel that is a fact of the word of God. That's exactly what happened. Abram, he made a difference made a difference. He listened God he understood conditions. He held nothing back. He traveled a long journey just read about it.

He made a difference, but he traveled a long journey.

I wish I could give you maps and everything. He went from right there at the Persian Gulf. He went all the way up to her. Ran around is right on the border between Syria and Iraq in the uppermost part when Isis controls much of that territory. Today then he turned left. He came down to Aleppo stood by the same name. Of Aleppo.

Then he went south of Aleppo down to Damascus today, the capital of Syria being bombed to smithereens. Then he went from Damascus. He came down through the Golan Heights. He went straight part of the Sea of Galilee, he came to the hills of Samaria to a place called Shechem and there he built an altar and he went down to Bethel and right between Bethel and when you leave the Jordan River Valley from the didn't see you look up from Jericho. You look straight at between Bethel. He traveled down into the land of praying he was a long way from home. He was willing to go wherever it was that God told him to go. Questions will just do exactly what you want me to do. I made a difference. He listened.

He understood. He held nothing back. He traveled a long journey but he also repeatedly send.

I couldn't avoid that when you go on in his lap and taste me a lot about his wife when he found himself rented by the eyeballs arrow himself.

He was a man God might difference you and I so often throw up Allison.

Not in terms of the forgiveness that we have in Christ. But in terms of the excuse by which we will not serve Christ start laying down your sin at the altar of God's mercy pick up the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. This man so mightily used of God's and repeatedly, and yet God used him to make a great difference number six.

He continually built altars. He continually built altars. It was an amazing thing when you read the story of Abram he made a difference.

Even here at the beginning we've read about it in verse seven and eight. But you go on right through the life and testimony of what any new overtime folks. He just kept stopping. You know what he did when he booked, often altars, he stopped long enough to worship God. He stopped long enough to build altars to God, he stopped long enough to engage in worship. Abram was a busy man. He ran an empire. Many sheep many children many things to do many places to go. Many Kaman's to obey, but he never ever in all journey to the time it would take the stop and worship God so grateful that we hear today friends.

I call upon you this year to raise the banner of worship in your life.

Prioritize worshiping your life, build altars unto the Lord in full upon your face and seek his face. God requires that we worship him in the beauty of his holiness. Yes, Abram made a huge difference.

Abram made a huge difference. It's amazing what God did through one person's life, God fulfilled every promise Abram made a huge difference. How did you make a huge difference.

He detailed the work of God through his life. He displayed the heart of God throughout his life. He demonstrated the curse of God throughout his life.

He proved to the world through his life that God does his work through people like you and me. He demonstrated right throughout his life that God God does display these blessings through people like you and me and he absolutely unequivocably showed through his life and takes me that God does protect those who love him. He might difference, asking God for two purposes today number one that hundreds of you right now would feel the warmth of God's embrace. Well done.

But don't stop and I pray most genuinely and deeply in my heart that there are those right now who assign I need Jesus like Tina. I need to give my life to Christ. I want to be changed. I'm tired of this and tired of the loneliness.

I'm tired of the search.

I'm tired of the dead in I'm tired of the same old same old, and having trust in Christ that you will know what it means to be blessed because you are making a difference for the Lord Jesus, would you bow your heads with me for a moment.

Steve comes in is the band coming Genesis today Lord Jesus, thank you for by your grace for allowing us to make a difference just like Abraham you calling a soft load. Lord, thank you for so many who are making a difference in thank you for those who today are trusting you a Savior. And thank you for the having trust in you are agreeing with you right now, they gonna make a difference for Christ is God calls us to make a difference for Christ. We do that by beginning to say yes to Jesus Christ you been listening to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher here on The Encouraging Word and please don't go away hold back with a closing thought in just a moment, but if Lord is stirring your heart. Perhaps you have some questions. Let us dig in to those answers in God's word together you can call us at 86689. That's 866899673 or email us at before get away closing thought from our pastor and chief encourager Dr. Don Wilton the greatest thing I ever did was give my heart to Jesus.

I want to invite you to give your life to Christ today. Pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, thank you for the Lord Jesus Christ, God's son, who came to this earth to die on the cross for me today. I put my faith and my trust in you. I can face my sin to you, and all cost you to come into my life by faith in Jesus name. If you prayed that prayer. I welcome you today to the family of God. You are now my brother, my sister in Christ. I have people waiting to talk to you and to welcome you as you begin this wonderful journey of faith.

God bless you and be encouraged today the Lord has spoken to you through the pastor today you're ready to give your heart to Christ. Let's talk about it.

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