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August 12, 2019 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. Through the Bible-based breaching of Dr. Don Wilton on the money addition of The Encouraging Word were going to write the Bible itself, God's The Encouraging Word today with Dr. Don Wilton on a message called when the earthquake hits as we talk about this and as we open God's word together know that were available. Sometimes the earthquakes are not physical earthquakes, like we've experienced across the country, but sometimes they are little earthquakes that shock us to the core or something going on your life physically, emotionally, and you like us to pray with you about that, let us do so right now at 866899 word take a minute shot the number down.
Start your cell 866-899-9673 will connect to the one I was 24 hours a day to listen and talk and pray would love to connect with you. firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Don father we we come before you relit the mountains. Joyce, you alone are God in all the earth and the heavens to clean your kingdom. Lord you do for us that which we cannot do for us and we are meant to worship come in your courts praise you today at this moment this we worship in spirit and in truth, Lord, we are asking that your name would be lifted high.
We have a special request of you today. Father, this request comes from my heart.
I have been studying your story again this week. You've put such a powerful word from you in my heart you have instructed me to share this with people today Lord in my mind is pasta. I see people whose lives are devastated. Just as you see them you put in my heart I lost number of people whose lives are broken pieces, people who even today, wondering whether they could ever be put back together again. People Lord look back on their own lives and remember when things were so well and so good and so blessed and yet something devastating happened. Earthquake shattered their lives brought they booting down broken into pieces father.
You've got would Lord I'm joining together with hundreds if not thousands of prayer warriors praying for someone listening right now because of your word game to stand up again going to come back again to be amazed and want to celebrate because they never thought it could ever be possible if you would tells us it is speak Lord speak speak speak today. In Jesus name we pray together for those of you haven't been part of this study that we going on. We all we going right through the Bible and we wrapped the place in the Bible in Chronicles and is where we are reading something incredible and there is an upper story, God is telling us something here from heaven and I'm going to speak to you about that and what we are about to study together in this passage has to do with the temple. Now the temple of God in the Old Testament is a physical booting and we know that the temple was booed during the time of Solomon fact the temple mount in Israel today is probably the most disputed territory in the world on the current temple mound stands the dome of the rock. It's under the control of the bluesman. The dome of the rock covers Mount Moriah which is the same place where Abraham was instructed to take Isaac and offer him and the Israelites built the Temple and I'm being very simplistic.
The temple this place. This area this booting that was boot was very significant because in in a simplistic way. The temple building was the place where God was in the Old Testament God was associated. His physical practical presence was associated with this booting cold temple and we are about to read how that sin entered into the life of the people, the Israelites and and God punished them and the temple collapsed.
It was raised to the ground and the people were scattered and they were sent into exile and they lived in a foreign land and they suffered greatly, and then the word of the Lord. God spoke up to 70 years. I'm gonna show you this in a minute and he told them it was possible through him for all people to go back to Jerusalem and actually reading booed the temple and that's what happened. That's the upper story. But Jesus came, Jesus came, my friends, and when Jesus came and he died on the cross for your sin and for my the son of God when he died in the temple was torn from top to bottom, not from bottom to top from top to bottom and the shook there was an earthquake in Jesus through his upon the cross made it possible for all people to have God himself reside in the temple of everybody. So now rather than God restricting himself to Ike temple place I booting blocks the ark of the covenant. Every believer every single person who has confessed their sin has repented of that sin and by faith accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord becomes the temple of God, because Christ comes and takes up residence in us.
He lives in us. So when you look at me today because I'm a believer just like you. I'm a sinner saved by the grace of God I have Jesus living in me.
This body is the temple of the living God. But guess what happens as long as my body is the temple of the living God. I have a mind that can think for God.
I have a hot that can love like God because he lives in me. I have gifts and abilities that I use for God. I have hands that work for God.
I have feet that walk for God, my disposition is inclined, for the things of God in Christ Jesus. But when sin enters my body and quite happens and Mike Campbell from and it gets shafted and broken and when my temple is broken, my mind no longer wants to think for God and my heart no longer wants to love like God and my gifts.
I don't anymore want to give them to go and don't want to work for God and my feet don't want to run God like some of my being wants nothing to do with God because this raises goods in which God resides has been sent to a land that is living in exile in such are so many people that I know perhaps just like you and then we hear the word of the Lord just what God sees. Get up.
I'm gonna read booed your temple going to put you back together you can be put back together.
God says forgive the eruption. I know were all anticipating what God can do to the teaching of his word. Today a Dr. Don Wilton you think about that parts of our life that is about to be rebuilt. Just know that we're here for you, Dr. Don insist I pause for just a minute to remind you we are available. This is not just a presentation.
It's a conversation so if you'd like to speak to us and keyboard to keyboard your favorite way you can email us. You can text as you can get connected with us on our email@example.com. I know it's longer what you think about it. The Encouraging Word.org. It's a great place to lock in on what's going on with the ministry or hearing right now, this particular message on when the earthquake hits are also other messages that might be just what you need in your life to help you grow in your faith again. That's The Encouraging Word.org. And though many call it old school, we are finding that every single day. Even my millennial friends that are very much a part, and even supporters of the encouraging words that you know sometimes in my text driven world conversation is what I need I need another believer praying with me over my situation and we stand ready to do that right now at 8668. Again, that number is 866-899-9673.
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Our video presentation of The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton and speaking of what's going on with Dr. Wilson share with you this testimony about what God is doing to the ministry daily thinking motivational book has meant so much to me. Please let it continue.
I am now requesting that the word be sent two of my grandchildren. I feel strongly that these young people can profit using the daily patient relations can give encouragement and help them understand now back to the days teaching with Dr. Don Wilton and when the earthquake hits. I'm going to read booed your temple going to put you back together you can be put back together. God says it's not over, not as far as God's concern.
It's not over and done. You are not down and out. I'm praying for you today so much.
Let's start in first Corinthians. Go to first Corinthians. I feel as though I'm standing on holy ground. This is one of the most profound words God has ever given to me.
First Corinthians chapter 6, and I'm going to just begin. Where can I begin it's got a verse 15 first Corinthians chapter 6 verse 50. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ.
Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute never or do you not know that the one who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her for as it is written, the two will become one flesh is the bottom line is the bottom line just lay aside the prostitute for a minute what God is saying is that when you sin against God with the temple.
It is going to be broken into pieces and sent into exile. Let's read on verse 17 but he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin. A person commits is outside the body but sexually immoral person sins against his own body. I watch verse 19 or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, you are not your own. Your walk with the price. Watch this so glorify God with your body. Everyone got that okay let's go to Israel easy are Ezra Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes song of Solomon just giving you a little background, it immediately follows second Chronicles for those of you that are struggling. Ezra want you to find the book of it is very important.
It's a short book. I remember the temple built by Solomon and I'm in a show you this in a minute had been raised to the ground physically truly the temple collapsed, it was overrun. Listen to this is Rick chapter 1 and verse one in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled. Lord stood up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he might proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and just in case anyone missed it. He also put it in writing, thus says Cyrus the king of Persia, the whole, the God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he is charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem which is in Judah whoever is among you of all his people might his God be with him and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah. What's this and re-blue. Somebody listening the day your life is about to be reboot. It's gonna happen if you meet God on God's terms is going to happen has charged me watch this letting go up and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel. He is the God who is in Jerusalem, and that each survivor by the white people who have had their lives shattered survivors in one place he sojourns be assisted by the man of his place with silver and gold with goods, and would be suicide free will offerings for the house of God that is in Jerusalem, then rose up the heads of the fathers of the house of Judah and Benjamin.
The priests and the Levites.
Everyone spurred God and started to go up to repo the house of the Lord that is in Jerusalem, and all were about them, aid them with the vessels of silver and gold with goods with these costly ways, and beside all that was freely offered by the way, how is your giving church your tithing you giving free will to the Lord. Verse seven Cyrus the king also brought out the vessels of the house, the Lord of the Lord that maybe good music carried away from Jerusalem and placed in the house of these God. Cyrus king of Persia brought me to count them out to shish was the prince of Judah. This was the number of them. And so it was that all those regarding the exile began to return to Jerusalem I came back and I began to read, booed, and guess what, they removed the house of the so we got an upper story and we bought a lower story and it all has to do the temple. It all has to do with God, you take God's presence away you are in exile you cannot go it alone. So what is the upper story tell us about maybe give it to you just in thumbnail sketch. This is quick this is what the upper story. This is what the Bible tells us, tells us of number one of untold blessings.
So if I had time today we go back to our previous 17 weeks, 20 weeks of study and we look at how God had placed these people untold blessings blessing off the blessing baffles one buildings built the temple boat God only aside, I mean you could just go on number two. The upper story tells about sin. Just keep it right then it in is but go back one page in my Bible to second Chronicles chapter 36. Love to hear those pages turning. Sounds like the wings of angels to me right second Chronicles chapter 36 and verse 16. Sin. Sin came and messed everything up, but they kept mocking the messengers of God despising his words. Scoffing at his prophets until the Roth of the Lord rose against these people until they was no remedy this story in the Bible tells us, yes of untold blessings, but then tells us of the people who sinned against the Lord and this is dramatic number three tells us of exile look at second Chronicles 36 verse 19 verse 19 and they burned the house of God, and they broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its precious vessels. He took into exile in Babylon. Those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah until the land had enjoyed its habits all the days they did lay desolate Sabbath to fulfill 70 years arrived. Watch untold blessings. Sin they sin against God. They mocked God's word.
They remove God from everything they decided they were going to worship their own pagan gods. They gave themselves over to the pursuit of their own pleasure.
God broke down the temple allowed it to be destroyed and then sent those people into exile when they were in exile, folks. They were servants of others that were no longer in control. They certainly weren't placed. I would privileged they were treated badly.
Their lives were in ruins 70 years.
That's a long time in my book number four upper story tells us of a word from God, look at second Chronicles 36 in verse 22 second Chronicles 36 verse 22 now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, the word of the Lord might be fulfilled through the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, thus says Cyrus king of Persia, the Lord, the God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms discharge me to build him a house in Jerusalem which is in Judah and who ever is among you, you people who are in exile whose lives are in drippings who believe that there is no future no more tomorrow. It arrived, because God is speaking and I want you to know you can come back you can rebuild your life. You can be whole again, goodness were just on number six and at times almost on Dr. Wilton has a couple more thoughts were coming up in just a minute, so please don't go away. But this message when the earthquake hits is available on our firstname.lastname@example.org in its entirety. You have to wait till tomorrow. You can dive in and listen the war now, but it could be that right now.
God's Artie begun to speak and there's something that needs to take place a course adjustment in your life. Let us pray you through that we are available right now at 86689. That's 866899673 would love to speak with you pray when you connect with resources that will help you grow in your faith.
And speaking of growing your faith. It all begins with one simple step here is Dr. Don with Mark. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that. Why don't you 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 my sin. 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 spoken to you today to the message of Dr. Wilton, and more importantly to the living breathing word of God, the Bible itself to speak with you. Let us pray with you, 86689 is the number jotted down start your cell. That's 866-899-9673 or let us meet you online keyboard email@example.com speak with you and encourage you and speaking of encouragement.
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