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R1295 The Point of the Matter Continued

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October 1, 2019 10:48 am

R1295 The Point of the Matter Continued

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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October 1, 2019 10:48 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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I'm going to tell you something when you find Jesus Christ nobody is going to be a hold you back. Nobody is going to stop you from worshiping God. Nobody is gonna stop you from being on fire for the Lord Jesus Christ welcome The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton just yesterday we began a message, call the point of the matter is that you'll hear that conclusion. If you missed yesterday. Couple things you need to be reminded of one of the old ways. In the Old Testament of following God and that particular confident still has value, but it's not the completion of where we are as a matter fact, God's got a better way. None of us can tow the line to the letter of the law. So here's what Dr. Don said yesterday God gave a better way. He said I'm going to give you Jesus.

Jesus is the way the truth and the life. Let's lay our relics down. Let's do that as we lay our relics down and open God's word to the book of Hebrews with Dr. Don Wilton today, I want you to think about this incredible country in which we some of you need just a good dose of a place like Rome. I mean these people all been all over the world. They their homes are small and everything scrunched up.

They food is awful.

I'm telling you now you get better Italian food at Olive Garden.

Did I say that it's one of I'm not I I'm just putting this lease. Just be real folks little bragging yet from family why why we so quiet man I tell you all put America up against anybody tell you something, folks you want to mean the streets in the landscape. The beauty of this place. Most of all the people the American people.

Man, I just want to get out there and give a bear hug every American. I have a seat.

You know when you're overseas, and you hear someone speaking and you know they come from the same place you could you just want to go up and smooch them wrapping problem get arrested. So what you know few weeks in the Turkish joy alarmingly okay so let me tell you about America this country was founded.

We know the history of America. In God we trust this country was founded upon the principles of God's word gun.

Do you history institutions established in the name of Jesus. This was established as a Christian God-fearing nation and any and a sense of speaking you symbolically in the saints, folks, I really believe you look at the history of America today. God reached down and took us by the hand, you think of how many wars this nation has delivered other people from the bondage.

How many wills are being done. How much generosity comes out of America. The influence the spirit that is come out of the heart of the American people. God took us and he just put his hand upon us and we become unfaithful. We kicked them out of our schools are institutions homes. Our lives we directed to Mr. unknown God we become pagan worshipers with nothing but a bunch of Epicureans and Stoics.

We wholesale year, God's a place somewhere by whatever you call him, but we don't believe and we just and we play a game with God and we started worshiping out stained-glass windows this morning is talking about now. The point of the matter is they were there all two big issues number one. The people did not remain faithful and they were all just far too many of our people that have not remain faithful to the Lord. Secondly, God turned away from by the way can you turn God's mind, yeah, too late. No awnings gone singing as warning signs from everywhere, is it not amazing to you folks that they can be a coalition of countries.

I haven't got the number led by the United States coming against one terrorist group called ISIS and we haven't even put a name to stop what what are we facing but it's not over there.

It's not just over there on the other side it's writing here it's way we all there is hardly a day goes by we none turn on the television is another school shooting. You know in your folks when you walk around in Europe from Turkey to Greece to Italy to Austria.

All these places govern the cow they children go to school. Many of them. They little courtyards with some main little.


Mrs. Baer crammed in between Jan on hillsides. They got no way to play. Look at our schools, trees, parks, ballfields, we've taken it so seriously folks, we even have everything going on.

It doesn't matter when it is everything is more important than worshiping the Lord and get with all these blessings every day.

Return on television say someone else is going on the rampage at a school in America.

I'm just trying to get tool the bottom of this. I'm asking myself a lot of questions about this. You see, they were five years that the writer to the Hebrews pointed to. I want to just give you these five failures number one.

The failure of the high priest right in verse three we gone through this, the high priest was appointed by and if you go back into Chapter 8, he did not come with an oath, and the high priest could not live forever.

Everyone of them died. Not so Jesus it if you go back into the Scriptures and and and you look at what the Bible say is, the Bible says, for example, in chapter 7 and verse 21. This one was made a priest by an oath by the one who sent him. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. You are a priest forever, and this makes Jesus the guarantor of the basic covenant. So the first was related to the priestly clause. I bought a look at myself. I think we lost in America. The ministers we are failing very miserably. The preachers and teachers of the truth of God's word are going to be held accountable because becoming more popular to get up in the pulpits and platforms of American deliver nothing but gobbledygook. People want to hear the popular thing today is to just simply remove all any kind of discussion about the justice of God and about the Roth of God or about a living hell, or about sin. Don't talk about sin they first failure was related to the high priest. This second fight he was related to the giving of gifts and sacrifices. Code numbers three and I mean there are many parallel texts show that I could take you to chapter 5, verse one, every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of Maine in relation to God and offer gifts and sacrifices for sins look at our text in chapter 8 verse three every high priest is appointed offer gifts and sacrifices they file but with the gifts and sacrifices they were not eternal things. The blood of sheep and bulls were not eternal blood. But when Jesus came and he shed his blood he gave his life giving blood.

They failed that all system didn't work.

They couldn't keep up and was in perfect it was incomplete. Number three the tabernacle in verse five, which was just a shadow of the real thing. It was an incomplete tabernacle, God told Moses up to the mountain he said you got to do this the way I tell you to do it the way God told him to do, but he couldn't get to the point at which he could reach into the park was ever into the very God's galactic presence) to the throne of the one true God. The church it filed. It couldn't do it before the old covenant law. In verse seven. Here he made it very clear that the that the old will of the Lord, the rules, the regulation no man could keep up with it.

Jesus didn't come to replace the floor. He became foldable. I remember preaching a series on the 10 Commandments, do not, came to the conclusion how unbelievably important those Commandments are, but how incredibly impossibilities for any person to be able to keep those Commandments. According to the logo. That's why we are saved by grace through faith, not of ourselves. It's the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast failures. There were five failures, the high priest, the giving of gifts and sacrifices.

The early tabernacle the old covenant law and number five they failed when it came to the favor of God, the Bible made it very clear here, quoting the prophet Jeremiah that I will show no concern for them because they are faithless people.

Most people today want to find favor with God. If I was to ask you today.

Do you want to have peace with God. What would you say I do. I have made my peace with God.

I read recently a story about a man who lived his whole life and he was wrongfully treated in Libby's whole life like that.

Got to the end of his life and realize that his life was coming to an end and made it his mission to go and find the people that he had had such a conflict with all his life and he's really final remarks on this earth was, you know, I've made my peace with those people. The Bible tells us because of the faithlessness of the children of Israel they could find no favor with God, and there are so many people today, people just like you and me, our sons and our daughters and I love ones people looking for peace with God.

The Bible says you can have peace with God through Jesus Christ you can be reconciled to him that Sue Jesus Christ. That's the point of the matter. Jesus is the point of the matter and verse one and verse two of chapter 8 tells us why Jesus is the point of the matter number one because he is our high priest, Jesus is our high priest.

The priests served their time, but they were imperfect they would complete Jesus is our high priest. He went to the cross. He's the son of God, he gave his life and when he died on the cross. The temple could was torn in two from top to bottom.

The way was open for you and for me through Jesus to enter the holy of holies is not fantastic.

You know that every single one of us through Jesus can enter into the presence of the holiness of God. He's our high priest. He's he's the one he's the only one you see the priests essentially did three things folks they interpreted, for the people the things of God.

Number two, they instructed the people in the things of God. And number three they interceded for the people in the half of God.

Jesus is our high priest.

What does Jesus do for us. He interprets God for us. That's what he does. He instructs us, in whom God is because he is God and he intercedes on our Baja before the throne of God.

It's it's actually fantastic. That's how we gain access to God. Jesus is the main point verse one. Now the point of what we are saying is this, we had such a high priest. I can stand here folks and talk about all the while meaningless in the world me that I can stand here and talk about how many times I've failed as a postures of minister. You and I could look at each other and saw a man weeps and exceedingly in the side of God. We go through the history of the United States and talk about the way in which our country is moving away from the Lord.

Every single second of every day, and these things we know we know we know it's true.

Folks we know in America we go to spiritual and moral crisis.

We know that only people who don't know God would dispute and there is a growing number of them expect an unbeliever to agree with you when you say that unbeliever doesn't care about prayer unbeliever doesn't care about spiritual and moral value comes from the Scriptures tell you every Bible believing Christian person knows what I'm talking about. This is not to sing America.

This is not getting against it does not.

But here's the bottom line folks. Jesus is our high priest, listening to The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Wilton and today's message. The point of the matter has just delivered more to come. So that's on the way.

Please don't go away but know this, the middle of studying God's word.

Understanding each of these points, including the old covenant law… Just mentioned you may have found some questions or maybe your questioning your own situation and circumstance with God. Let us pray you through the next step, whatever that might be like to speak with someone not just now during the broadcast. But anytime day or night. This phone number 86689 word will connect with what I was happy to talk to listen to pray and perhaps put resources in your hand. That will give you a greater understanding of God's Encouraging Word and his desire to encourage you to a much better life again.

The phone numbers 866-899-9673 the challenge of God's word is is one of those things that is applied to us on a daily basis and perhaps you been stirred by what you heard from Dr. Wilton today. I would encourage you to allow yourself to stir yourself via email every day. You can sign up for free email from Dr. Don on our website. The Encouraging this by clicking on the icon. It's the daily Encouraging Word. You can also receive a physical copy if you like to have a little booklet version of it that has three months of the debt Encouraging Word you can ask that by calling 866899673. Just let us know you're interested. It's free for the asking that the daily Encouraging Word at 866899673.

And yes, that line will help you connect with resources but it's first and foremost a prayer available for you 24 hours a day, 866899673. Now back to today's message. The point of the matter with Dr. Don Wilton.

That's what he saying here is the point C folks. I made a decision in my life. I'm not going to go through the rest of my life just looking in the rearview mirror being Baja humbug being a downer all the time. I'm not going to do. I want to know that Christ is my Savior and Lord, and I do know that and he's filled me with joy and he lifts up my head and I got something great to share with you because I know that there are so many today people that I know people that I don't know that you're looking for something more in life you want, fulfillment and meaning I'm meeting people that are getting to the point of the end of their life and it's almost like they are like Ernest Hemingway.

I never met Ernest Hemingway, for obvious reasons, but I've read some of these books a great writer been to some of the places like Downing key waste.

I mean this was an incredible person in Ernest Hemingway, but on he's been Ernest Hemingway saved my life is like a like a broken television with the plug pulled out of the wall.

Can you imagine dying like that Jesus is our high priest number two. The point of the matter. He's the point of the matter because he seated at the right hand of God. That's what he sees you're the one who is seated at the right hand of God.

That's a powerful thing.

Folks that speaks to his authority, his power in Revelation chapter 5.

Powerful passage in Revelation right off the John on the island of Patmos looks up and is taken up into heaven, and he arrives in heaven. The plaintiff was incredible picture of the throne of God and in chapter 5 he sees the one seated at the right hand of God in any hand in his right hand.

He's got escrow next scroll is the type of deed of angels and surround the site is going to be able to open up the people excepting Jesus Christ the one seated upon that which is the one he's the one he made you he loves you. Why is he the point of the matter.

Chapter 8 tells us to the point of the matter. Here is the bottom line.

Jesus is braced. He's the one seated number three.

He is serving the true tabernacle of the Lord. The Bible tells us in verse two, Jesus Christ, who is the minister and he's the minister he's the pasta he's the senior pastor no anywhere close to him, not not the grade was not the senior pasta Spartanburg First Baptist Church you, not me.

Me. He is the one who true of the Lord which means to be seated in the presence of a holy God because he is God's.

Well, there's 1/4 reason why Jesus is the point because he's the one who is set up by a sovereign God click that one little phrase the universe to skip but the Lord set up, not man. God made the decision God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, God he was setup by God. This is God's decision folks and we got a lot of things going on. We make a lot of decisions about a lot of issues when it comes to salvation in the matters of righteousness in the favor of God. Gods made the decision we don't have to have account so we don't have to have a meeting we don't have to have a Congress.

We know that it's safe. He set up by the Lord. So what I'm just simply telling you today.

Here's the point of the matter. You ready for this all the stuff you know if we will when we leave today when we went with through when we get on about our business when we go back and watch our games when we cook our meat and have fellowship over food together when we when we walk in the marketplace of life is the bottom line when when we think about say all man we needed what's going when we pray for people who'd been sober re-talked about parents when you hear about the shooting.

We got a lot of serving a lot a loving a lot of giving to do. But here's the point is the point of the matter. Jesus he's better. He's the greatest give your life to Christ. Turn your heart over to him. Frame don't go through life looking for meaning in all the wrong places. Donna Rick monuments to unknown goggles.

I enjoy life. Have a bowl be grateful wherever it is you want to go. This is not just great but please give your heart to Jesus. Give your life to Christ. That's the point of the matter.

I want to invite you to trust him today. Would you give your life to Jesus. Just trust Jesus.

I'm tiny when you give your life to Christ. When you come confessing, bowing to him. Turn your life over to him. You cannot imagine the peace that comes in your heart and lung. All of a sudden life comes into full something you call us during the week by what you not to whiten them tomorrow by what you don't even have to be in church to give your heart to Jesus, but I beg you to do it now. Just trust.

Confess your sins, repent of your sin.

Turn your life over to him do it. Don't wait until tomorrow.

Just doing her doctor will say that before in your wondering is it really true. Can God change me to the point will never be the same again. It is absolutely true and I challenge you that even if you don't believe that test God in that surrender is such a hard thing to do. But once we do it and watch God take over and change your life forever. If nothing else, let's have a conversation about it. We have great friends. Taking your calls right now at 86689. That's 866-899-9673 and if it did make sense with Dr. Litwin saying as he was wrapping up his message is Dr. Don one more time. 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 repent of 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 and by the way, don't go away because I'll be right back in just a minute. Once more, the phone numbers 866-899-WORD at 866-899-9673 or you can meet us online The Encouraging The Encouraging I just want to say thank you so many of you are helping us, praying us through this ministry of sharing Christ around the globe and helping us financially as well.

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