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January 28, 2020 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton on this edition of The Encouraging Word today were picking up where we left off yesterday, and this unique perspective message: looking forward from behind. Yesterday, Daniel chapter 2 we were reading about how Daniel was composed and courageous and uncompromising.
I believe the color line is also careful, confident and controlled what those are part of his aspect of life in following the Lord inside that we discover even more today about how we apply that to our own lives as we study another were available for you meeting your firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone 866899 word that's 866-899-9673. Now today's message with Dr. Don Wilton what Daniel was trying to measure beginning from verse 36 is that true or dazzling wonderful man. I've tried to off myself why this statue is so enormous and dazzling.
Some people say it's because all the prominent submit we could maser well maybe to but I personally believe that it's enormous and dazzling and strong because God created man. How did God create man God created man in his own image and what God was showing to mankind. He was signed created man was dazzling striking scroll this incredible thing created in the image of God breathed into him, but he's got to play some into these live and yes individually for you and me. The wages of sin is death, but as nations through the confirmation of the historicity of mankind. It is no different that the wages of sin is dead and one blog created in his own image, because obsidian is chemically going to be destroyed because sin has feet of clay. This is a picture of the chronological downward spiral of mankind from his creation in the image of God until his distraction before the power.
When God rises up and says I am the rock of Israel.
I am the mountain. I'm going to live and reign for ever and forever and forever on the Bible say is that the rock of Israel is going to come from on high end of the day to be gathered together, and they going to comment on the didn't.
And God is going to wipe them from upon the face of the amosite minis cohort are going to be taken by going to be given the ultimate body slam going to be placed into outer darkness where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth and the kingdom of God will rise and write name as the rock of our salvation. Forever and forever and forever and forever is man that thou art mindful of him who is look at the state who is the head while we told the Hades verse 37 year locating all the king of kings, the God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory. Can you imagine that Daniel turns to King Nebuchadnezzar saves Timor told you that this is a statute that they hate is made of gold and you all the head. Daniel says to King Nebuchadnezzar exactly what King Nebuchadnezzar needed to hear even need to hear anything else. Now the interesting part about it is that historical record states that the Babylonian Empire was the pile of gold.
Everything was my goal. Much of the right things that you go back to.
Related to this period of time when you read about the Babylonian empire. Nebuchadnezzar had so much gold. Everything was made of gold. You talk about Street plated with gold, then with the kingdom of the golden guy with a golden empire from beginning to end. The Babylonian kingdom.
This is also the beginning of the change opportunity to receive the gospel, God is move the capital from Jerusalem to Babylon and right ear. In this particular point in this is one of the reasons why this is a prophecy concerning the Gentiles because God's word says to Nebuchadnezzar, it is in your hands that he is placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air where he is made you ruler over them and you all that hated all goal.
I think that God was saying to Nebuchadnezzar, listen, let me tell you something. There, you're a mighty powerful man I not tell you what I bless you buddy and you don't know how much you place and you are going to blow up big time because you don't honor me some way in this or not, please do not think I'm trying to read things in, but in my heart and I can only say the spirit of God puts them in Baja.
I see a picture of the garden of Eden here God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. He created them.
So beautifully in his own image, the garden of Eden was the ultimate place of gold. They had everything to lay sin against God and God said, I tell you what I'm going to do.
Not only are you going to cover-up your naked missing Cheyenne, but I'm going to drive you from the garden of Eden. If you look at the historicity of mankind. It begins with the head with the perfectness of God's creation, the divine will of God in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and God created man but then he says to him from verse 39. This is, I want you to know Nebuchadnezzar that often you is going to be another kingdom, and the moves from the head down to the British. The laws and he says in verse 39, another kingdom inferior to yours with the word bearing in verse 39, back in the Hebrew text, the Bible uses the word inferior public significance not nearly as powerful. So we have the rise of the Medo Persian Empire. History records that you and I know that we know about the Medes and the Persian, and we know too that the Medes and the Persians where a nation that were all founded upon silver silver was the ultimate asset of the Medes and the provision was the ultimate training. These Medes and Persians like they were experts and taxing people. The Medes and the Persians were were people who spent literally years and decades devising ways in which to to be able to get more suitable for the people they were experts in government regulation. The Medo Persian kingdom remarkable. Then he says often you they going to be the Greeks. First of all you got the Babylonian that's the head of gold, then often use going to come the Medo Persian Empire silver then we know about the Greek empire known as the Bronze Age basically from 331 to about 63 BC. We know all about Alexander the great. Alexander the great, not only called himself the King of the world that he thought he was the king of the world and one thing that distinguished the Greek empire from a Medo Persian Empire was that Obama was made all problems by 14 bronze, but will fall more mobile because apparently they had a lighter weight on their so we find ourselves moving from the Babylonians to the Medo Persians to the Greek empire and all of a sudden out of this rises, the great Roman empire. The Empire of Iran down to the legs. Now the fourth kingdom in verse 14.
Chapter 2 strong design class and break all these things increase. Remember, if we go back to verse 39 we must realize that the Greek empire.
The bronze Empire over the light dominated everything that was done and everything that was said they were in charge. Until all of a sudden, the Romans turned when the Romans turned up the Romans crashed and broke everything in front of the flavoring straw Romans dominated the you remember even at the birth of Jesus. The Bible says Caesar Augustus sent out a decree that all the world should be taxed by the rod of iron.
Romans were in charge. They marched across the wound obliterated everything inside that I want to tell you something about this quote from verse 37 until verse 14 we have brought historical fact that there is not one of us here today who can dispute that historical fact the Babylonian empire is historical fact.
The mixed world Empire was the Medo Persian Empire historical fact it's already happened. Prophecy prophecy here, but the assets historical fact the Greek empire of Alexander the great historical fact we know about the Greeks know what they did we know the world the Roman Empire and all the seasons, the Iron Age historical fact, but from verse 14 we moved from historical fact in the prophecy we moving to the church age we moving to the time in which we live and on into the future. So if you look at me from verse 41 you going to all of a sudden find ourselves in this area: prophecy not folklore – sorry about the future I'll say two things are required. Number one you now go to look at historical fact and number two, we got a come back to the point of trust and faith. We got accept the fact that God is in control he's telling us what is going to happen but it hasn't yet happened. And we know that whatever it is that's going to happen, including those things. He tells us is going to happen is all in the hands of God one as he tilts look at verse 41, he says, just as your soul the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom yet. It will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay as the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle, just as you saw the iron mixed with clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united anymore than iron mixes with clay folks here we moved into the whole of the book of Revelation. In a few verses which of course I'm not going to summarize all of the book of Revelation. In a few strikers accepting to say this to you that following the domination of the Roman empire as we move into this church age, which we on into the Bible say is a new empire is going to be established. That's clear, and the new empire is going to be a mixture of different people. I want to draw a line is we gonna move out of a definitive word from Scripture into what pasta Winton believes God is signing, and to what I believe, potentially could strikers and what I would use to illustrate this is the union of the European nations. I believe that muscle what is happening in Europe. The guy fits the description of the new Roman empire that you wrote came into existence, which is the new European currency. There is a conglomeration of nations in the European Confederation such of which we would never dreamed but do you know that all of a sudden in the NATO together with the new European Union that there are people coming into the new alliance that you and I would never have dreamed would ever become partners with the United States of America, not on any circumstance, not making the statement to possible judgment on what is happening with NATO on the personal things about our book, the same kind of feelings that I would've had back in 1937 when Prime Minister Nabel Chamberlain, the British prime minister Winton had little cup of tea with a man by the name of that old. You remember and he trotted over there to Berlin. I had a jolly good cup of tea together. Nabel Chamberlain, the Prime Minister came back, landed there back in England and why the piece of pipe and say that I have it in my hand peaceful man, at all preclude the clay wall are you joking, he's a man of peace. And if you read the fundamental precepts of Mein Kampf. My story written by adult people while he was imprisoned during the Weimar Republic. You can read their very clearly for yourself that adult people always had in mind two things. Number one was a thing called glia buttons allow humans, row means, literally translated from the German living space living space means that I have to have some way to live. His second basic presupposition was called Howard and full HDR or EMV OL. Another German word which means pure rice. I have to have living room to provide for my pure rice Nabel Chamberlain say don't believe anything you heard I have signed a piece of cool.
Just thought I'd mention this, something about these feet that fascinates me this a strange kind of day that seems to come from these feet. They were mixture of iron and clay. Do you know that during the Afghanistan war in 1979, the national security advisor of the United States of America was a man by the name of Zbigniew Brzezinski you know that Rasinski is a man of publishing the same became the national security advisor under Pres. Jimmy Carter and at the heart of the Afghanistan war.
Zbigniew Brzezinski and the secretary of state at the time flew to Afghanistan, and Burzynski stood there and gave one of the most unbelievable speeches ever recorded by an American in the history of mankind.
He stood in front of those Afghan rebels and he said we the American people support you because God is all you'll sign and if God is on your side, you cannot lose which God politics makes popular band fillers.
This something about these feet. I haven't quite got it all worked out, but they something about these feet. It seems to me that what God is saying that I have created man in my own image with a head of gold, but because of the sin of mankind. He is driven from the garden of Eden, and he has feet of clay and I'm going to totally destroy him because what's going to happen.
He's going to try and do morality with the standards and the strength of a God who is uncompromising. You cannot mix iron and clay. I don't know. Perhaps he was talking about this new Roman Empire that would rise up that we would be politically strong but morally weak perhaps is a word here for the United States of America in which we have come to the point at which the only thing acceptable for us is the way the president governs the way he behaved maybe what were talking about here is the whole issue of feet, the feet of mankind. They something about the historicity of this person old man, so it is here that we are taken for a walk journey. Yes, the Babylonian kingdom of gold even Isaiah the prophet called Babylon. The kingdom of gold. The Medo Persian kingdom of silver. The Greeks, the Bronze Age, the Roman Empire iron is strongly dominated everything. The new Roman Empire yet to be announced from verse 41 through 43, culminating in verse 44, with God's kingdom. The rapture and the revelation of Almighty God saves in verse 44 in the time of those kings.
Note that that's plural bother one we started off with one king with Nebuchadnezzar.
We ended up with kings domination of many peoples, all trying to come together with kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people it will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to a man, but will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of the mountain, but not by human hands. This rock is the rock of our salvation. This is the kingdom of God. This is the kingdom that will never this is the kingdom of all things. This kingdom is so powerful it is part of the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end it is a rock that break and it will break the bronze will break the clay break, silver, and it will break the gold pieces God will save up his kingdom forever. The new kingdom by the antichrist. Conglomeration of all of old people coming up against God to do back and yeah even at Armageddon project, who's the rider on the white horse and he is King of Kings and Lord of lords, and he reigned supreme folks, just as I close my suggest something to you every time I try to put down a little bit of suggested homework in Psalm 119 verse 22 Miss North Psalm 119 verse 22 says the stone the builders rejected has become the capstone. The cornerstone has gone this and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made, so therefore let us rejoice and be glad. Rejoice in what rejoice in the rock of our salvation. Rejoice in the absolute certainty of our future rejoice in the fact of the Jesus Christ was, is and always will be totally 100% victorious ongoing announcement to make parodies back to has already been one octet you walk folks we can study history, we can study prophecy, but octet you you know he loves each one of you loves us. He's the wrong salvation and because he's the he's going to grow up and he's going to expand an old nation bow before him and his kingdom will loss for right. Perhaps, as Dr. Wilton was praying you are sensing the power of God in your life to make a change course correction. Whatever it might be.
Perhaps this is the question you need to answer first Dr. Don Wilton are you ready to give you 1/2 in 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 night my friend welcome you today into the family of God. This is nothing new spoken to you. Let us talk with you. Let us pray with you connect right now it 866-899-WORD that's 866-899-9673 or email us at email@example.com. That's a wealth of resources. There would love to connect you with its TW online.org and also some information about how you might consider becoming a supporter with us what we call an encourager hello my friends I want to speak to you personally today from my heart to you. I don't think there is a better more important time for us to respond to our world by standing up for righteousness.
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