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September 25, 2019 8:00 am
So when God uses me or you to go and help someone repair the broken walls.
I have to acknowledge God's condition and God's condition is listen God's involved in this because what he expects because so many of us we we say Lord help me would you rebuild the wall but man, you know, I'm just going to do whatever I want to go outside but a condition here you be unfaithful to me you will continue to be broken. I will scatter you but if you are faithful to me. I'm in a bring you back together. God is a holy God. He's not a negotiable welcome Encouraging Word between the Bible-based reading of Dr. Don Wilton these next few moments.
I pray that you will see how God wants to use his word to encourage you. You may have had the most wonderful glorious day God's getting encourage you even more to his word.
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They were featuring the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton well-known author and evangelist and today as we going to this message only one Savior leave alone can give us insight that will help us grow also know were available for prayer 24 hours a day at 86689 866-899-WORD 9673 well hello everyone, it's good to be I will worship the Lord today. I know that God is blessing your lives. Certainly praying for you as we pray for one another in every way. It's a wonderful privilege to be able to pray together. In fact, today when I open the Scriptures we are going to discover something about this wonderful truth. This great gift that God has given to us and you not know that as we worship together. There are so many who are going through every kind of circumstance, and I don't.
I just want to say that I appreciate so much the notes and in the letters in the emails. People in our church filling out prayer cards every day that is so important I cannot save anybody know can you, but I can pray for you and you can pray for me.
So let's just pray together.
They just lost the Lord to speak.
Father, we coming together.
I lost a crowd of people from every walk of life. I wish Lord that I had the capacity the capability to to see everyone identify everyone.
It's hard enough to do that. Just in this century alone and then we are reminded how you see every one of us you know about us all. You speak to us you you just love us. How can we ever thank you and then we think of Jesus and during our study these days.
Lord, how much we have come to just have such a deep understanding of this wonderful Savior of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So Lord, I am joining with a lot of intercessors today. Wonderful servants of God were praying for others, and I'm going to pray especially for that that person right now who has a circumstance and lead to situation someone Lord who is just crying out to you, Lord, I'm coming boldly before the throne of grace. I'm coming Lord to to place this person not because I don't believe you already know everything, but because you've given us the privilege of coming boldly before you want to gripe privilege so I'm trying Lord for encouragement today. I'm praying for great blessing and I'm trying right now that you going to speak through your word here in the book of Hebrews. In Jesus name I pray, amen going to need your Bibles we going to be in Hebrews chapter 7 I tell you I absolutely love the preparation that I am privileged to do.
Related to this series as we walk through Hebrews in a relatively short space of time.
This is so much here that we need to to discover and I'm just going to be honest with you.
Every time I preach. I go home or go back to my study and I just think of how much more I knew that I needed to have Saito didn't say that I wanted to say or should of said but then I realize that the spirit of God is speaking to you and is you know what I'm saying it. It amazes me how during the week. I will run into people different walks of life and they'll come up and I will say to me pasta you know God spoke to me about this and about that about the next thing and I'm always grateful I'm always reminded when we preach and teach God's word that you can preach to apples and about apples and oranges will get placed because the spirit of God makes that application.
So right now I'm asking God to speak to you and willing Hebrews chapter 7 and I'm actually going to begin at verse 18 that I had originally thought I'd begin at verse 20 but I'm going to tell you I'm going to begin in verse 18. Because in verse 18 of the letter to the Hebrews, something is saying they about Jesus that you and I must know Don I'm going to ask a rhetorical question, what would you say about Jesus.
What would you tell someone right now about Jesus. There are people who serve all around the world. We know people are serving places where this Jesus of whom we speak is hardly known and if you found yourself in a place like that and someone walked up to her and said, tell me about Jesus. What would you say what is absolutely critical when it comes to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm about to share with you that there is only one Savior. Now the word Savior carries with it the meaning of being rescued from summing the word Savior is tied into the very act of our salvation.
You got that. So when you are not are saved by God's grace through the Lord Jesus Christ, the only one save your it is he, Jesus Christ, to has come down from heaven, he's gone alongside us. He gave his life for us in full identification all about certain he upholds us and he carries us to safety. He brings us back into the presence of a holy and a righteous God, and he rescues us. He rescues us from sin. He rescues us from hell. He rescues us from judgment. He rescues us from our Seo and he gives to us life through the forgiveness of the Lord Jesus is that amazing.
And you know that there's only one person who can do that now before I read this verse to you. Today there are so many of us looking for salvation in every walk of life. You can think of some of those things that come to mind easily like making good money.
I remember reading some months ago I went up a signing day for something in college, I think it wasn't. I heard one promising one young one promising athlete.
He was just a young felon he was going to a prominent college and he made the statement because he was Austin. The question that was Austin.
He was young man you got so much potential coming out of high school. Everybody assigned you are going to play one day in the NBA is for you to know that in all likelihood you are going to be so well situated that you going to be side from all the hustle and bustle that you're going to be able to have what you want but you never going to have to scratch to make ends meet. Giving them a picture of being rescued from summing and you and I know too well.
It's jolly nice to have a lot of money is not nothing wrong with that. Nothing unspiritual about signing a contract. I wish everybody good… Pray that at least five of my now seven grandchildren, if not all of them would Simon, son, contract to do something because would take care of my retirement and all of us think of those things, but folks, not all the money in the world can give us what only Jesus Christ can give us that amazing. I want to give you this is a background here because hearing the letter to the Hebrews when discovering all kinds of things people that don't pay attention to the Lord.
Hebrews that came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah, but they remained as infants. They just weren't drawing.
There was a boss group of people there that was stuck in the elementary teachings about Christ that they had never taken a hold of maturity in the fight they were people who actually believe that if you wash your hands before you ate and if you bless your rituals and your relics that you would have forgiveness. They were there were people who heard and they saw and they understood but they just didn't know this, Jesus. They were people who genuinely believed in their priest and many of those priests undoubtedly were very fine man. I don't know. I never made any of them, but undoubtedly some of them were the very best of the very best and I actually believe that the priest could give them something that only Jesus Christ can do so watch this you ready get your Bible we going to be in Hebrews chapter 7 verse 18 is what the writer says, for on one hand, a Formica monument is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness all I'm sorry. I want to apologize for stopping in the middle of a reading here, but these words action-packed member with just coming out of this great description that we've had in this previous passage as we've traced the nest weave as we looked at the priestly order of Melchizedek as as God is establishing for us the supremacy of Christ. And when this was written.
It was written in a sea debating a place where the Lord was not on the day it's more that method in terms of their religion rather than you knew it was your works. That was the premium of their supposedly religious experience rather than this incredible that we have in the person and work of this Jesus is sufficient and complete your listing to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton, our teacher here on The Encouraging Word and he'll be back in just a moment with the completion of this message for today but in this meantime, I will remind you that were connecting online The Encouraging Word.org 24 hours a day. It's a wonderful place filled with resources of God's word and God's encouragement and maybe some tools that will help you be more disciplined as we are called to be Disciples of Christ. One of our favorite tools. One of the most popular is mafic across the globe is the daily Encouraging Word Bible guide you can have a hard copy of that free just for calling 866-899-WORD asking us or signing up email@example.com and the phone number is 866899673 or visit us firstname.lastname@example.org, but I would challenge you to sign up for the email version as well.
Even if you get the hard copy to put of your visor. Like many, my friends, doing, and study God's word in carpool line but get the email as well. You launch your day with a word of encouragement from God's Word, the Bible and Dr. Wilton every single morning. You can sign up by texting the word daily to 30500. That's right, just text the word daily to 30500 will sign you up. And by this time tomorrow you'll be receiving that encouragement from God's word and Dr. Don Wilton I can text the email@example.com. Now back to today's message. Only one savior with Dr. Don Wilton look at this verse from the one hand, the former Kaman Linda set aside the Laurel is set aside rituals were set aside ceremonial washings and set aside belief and judgment to set aside just a simple religious faith in God is set aside.
Good works are set aside because they are weak and useless for the Laurel cannot make anything or anyone perfect. Did you hear that folks, you're going to church you're not reading the Bible. My preaching your my theological studies the rules and the trappings of religiosity cannot make us perfect in the eyes of a perfect God. I got such good news to watch this verse 90 but on the other hand I do hope is introduced through which we draw near to God.
In other words, while the Laurel and the ritual and the good works and the religiosity in the church.
He also be in the trappings of all-out religious culture. Realism is our man-made effort to try and somehow take hold of our right to send a holy God. The writer to the Hebrews is all on.
There is real hope there is someone, through whom you can draw near to God. Let's pick up verse 20 I'm going to be a little quicker now because I want on back all right and it was not without another for those who believe became priests were made such without were about to discover that there is an oath that God made through Jesus Christ, you could put the promise of God here. Remember, Jesus came because God so loved.
And remember when Jesus came to this earth that he came to this earth, and he is God that guaranteed of life.
Jesus came to be crucified but not to remain dead because by the power of God. Jesus was raised from the dead right. That's the oath of God all right to be put it in context, it was not without an oath. Verse 20 for those who believe became priests were made, such without us they would left completely at the mercy of the wages of sin, which is the but this one who was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him, the Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. You, Christ the Lord, are a priest you all the high priest for how long. What's the word forever. This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. You know, if you listen to nothing else today lock that in your mind this the promise of God that the creed of God this pronouncement from the throne of God leading from the heart of God. This is Craig planning for the redemption of mankind that came from God himself. This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant not just the explanation. Verse 23, the former priest were many in number because they were prevented by dad from continuing in office. Let me summarize that all these priests are doing. By the way, can I just say this. Someone seem to me one time they seem to me pasta. What is the difference between the Christian religion and the Muslim religion cannot tell you what the differences my God is alive, he's not dead. I want you to just watch this folks, this is powerful. Verse 24, but he holds his priesthood permanently because he continues for how long, for ever. Consequently, because he is the forever. God is the guarantor about hope about forgiveness.
He signs ceilings and delivers us right thing into the heart of a holy God. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Verse 26. Fred was indeed the thing that we should have such a high priest shows a description of the Savior.
This only one savior. Such a high priest, holy, innocent spine, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like all the other priests to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the Laurel appoints as son who has been made perfect forever.
That is just the most fantastic passage of Scripture or just just a few things you just I need you to get a hold of this in our study. This will really publish your heart up from his baseline, these Hebrew people just for things about these people here in this context, someone they were historical people or they have a history of question about they were historical people.
Number two. They were a racially biased people.
Wish I could say that differently they were, folks, this was an exclusive group. I mean they were exclusive they were so racially biased and a lot of problems came out of that but I want you to think of us in America today. We were historical people we run a racially biased people. Number three.
They were a persecuted people boy with the Jews persecuted you and I can talk about some of the most heinous awful things. We all know about the horrors of the Holocaust. Folks, the persecution of the Jews unparalleled or cross number four, most certainly, they were really a religious people and at the heart of their religion at the very heart of the religion of the Hebrew people there she was there, the high priest. That's the Jewish religion. I want about the high priest what he do he interpreted for the key instructed them one of the high priest knew memory because I historical people. I racially biased people. A persecuted people very religious people and they put all this talk in the high priest very high view of the high priest. He interpreted what God said for them.
He instructed them in God's law.
He interceded for the when reminded of that when we get down into verse 26 and 27. It was the role of the high priest, you know back in this time they had a temple that the court of the temple.
I had the inner court of the table the holy of holies nobody could go to the holy holies accepting the high priest that means if you were to put it into this church in the practice it would mean this area. This platform where I'm standing right before where the choir was singing earlier you and I know I what happens is is they would literally a barrier around the city. They say this is the holy of holy the high priest can come there is so much more to come in this great Bible study from Dr. Wilton: only one savior will share the rest of this tomorrow on The Encouraging Word. You can keep up firstname.lastname@example.org as well get ahead, but don't do that. Just wait and join us tomorrow as we continue to study God's word together as the Lord has spoken through his word today. One of the joys of seeing a phrase of Dr. Don's is you can preach to the apples and the oranges get blessed. That's because of the power of God's word. Dr. Don's clicks to say it's know he is a brilliant man with multiple degrees and tremendous years of experience in loving God and drawing close to God you will remind us it's the spirit of God and he's moving your heart with love to talk with you about it and pray with you about the next step we stand ready to connect right now at 86689. That's a phone number 866899673 it'll connect you not just now doing the broadcast 24 hours a day to pray with and for you, and before we can away a closing thought from our pastor Dr. Don Wilton are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
I'm so happy to hear that wanting to pray this prayer with me today.
Dear God, I know that you love me very, very much and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came and died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sin. Today, I repent of Marson. I confess my sin to you, and I invite you to come into my heart and into my life by faith in Jesus name I pray. If you pray 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 for you and how very important this is for me. Call us so that we can talk to you and connect you in the right place so you can begin this wonderful journey. And in just a moment I'm in a come back with the final word the Lord has spoken to you. You need to tell someone that's changing your life sharing that with someone else, is a blessing that you would not believe. I prayed either share with us on the phone, 866-899-WORD we love to put some resources in your hand that will help you grow beyond whatever decision you made today as the Lord is been speaking to you, or would love to connect with you email@example.com with resources that will help dig you deeper into God's word allow you to know what it's like to to root yourself in truth that will never fail you, God's Encouraging Word that before we get away that I have a resource that is been it's been special to me because I've shared it with now probably over a dozen people who were struggling with the idea of are they secure in their salvation. Are they sure they know Christ. The book is called totally secure occurs Dr. Don Wilton inside you know in all my years of sitting at the feet of Dr. Billy Graham. He said this to me. He said Don the most important thing in life is to know that you belong to Jesus and then he said the second most important thing is that you know that you belong to Jesus. He encouraged me to write this book totally secure to help you find the answers to these important questions. That's why he endorsed this book of mine. I want you to have a copy of this book. I want you to have the assurance that you are going to heaven. Please pickup of telephone right now and call the number on the screen and request your personal copy of totally secure The Encouraging Word board cost ministries supported by viewers and listeners just like you want to make a difference in the world. So thank you for requesting my book totally secure your financial support enables us to continue moving forward. Christ never again is 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or connect with us firstname.lastname@example.org just wanted to send you note and tell you how thankful I am for The Encouraging Word broadcast program. We've been watching your program for some time and really have been blessed. Thank you for sharing this wonderful word of our Lord and Savior. Sunday God bless you wonderful ministry. Praise God for what the Lord is doing. Love to hear from you the email for Don is Don Dio in Encouraging Word.org the next time take care