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June 6, 2019 8:00 am
Here's Dr. Don Wilton not promise you you will be very sad if you don't listen to those because I know that today I'm speaking to a lot of people who have committed adultery, and you may be one of the in fact, some of you have got this hanging over your heads you been living with this for years.
You do a pretty good job of covering things over, but it's right here in your heart. The Wednesday addition of The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton.
These Bible-based messages are loaded with truth and encouragement. I believe you can find yourself a little closer to the understanding of knowing what the 10 Commandments are about, but how they can empower us today to live to the power of 10 is recited.
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Again, details online The Encouraging Word.org I'll tell you more about that in just a few minutes but also just know we're here to pray with you at 866899 word 866-899-WORD 9673. Now, Dr. Don father we ring your presence today with so glad to be able to worship you like this for you alone. All God, you are the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and it is in you that we live and we move and we have our being. We thank you for blessing us. We thank you for the precious gift of salvation. We thank you Lord that when we repent of our sin and by faith. We trust you as Savior and Lord, that you come into our hearts, and you for give us of all of the house and you make us brand-new.
You cost our sin as far as the east is from the waist. You remember our sin no more. You write down names in the Lamb's book of life. We are so grateful to you was so grateful Lord for your word today father with when looking at a at a subject that's a lightning rod, adultery, Lord, that seems shockwaves through our system. We want to know why you would've saved that on Mount Sinai Lord you've got such a special word for us such a special word for America today.
This is your Encouraging Word because it's God's word Lord I'm going to pray right now for someone worshiping today. Who needs to hear the forgiveness of God in Christ Jesus needs to know and to experience your forgiveness Lord Jesus just speak to us. We pray in Jesus name, amen. I'm so grateful to be able to celebrate God's goodness like this together.
You need to open your Bibles to Exodus chapter 20 we were in an absolute humdinger today. Exodus 20 and verse 14. Listen to what God said you shall not commit adultery may run that by again. This is what God said he was on Mount Sinai.
All the Israelites were in the valley below. They were men, women, boys and girls and God said, it may make one thing very clear to you, thou shalt not commit adultery. We are living in a day and age today in which Alice is an adulterous world. What was God trying to say what did he mean by this.
How can we live to the power of 10. In light of something like this. I bought some incredible news to share with you going to unpack this for you not want to begin by saying that God is faithful.
Did you know in Revelation chapter 19. When Jesus comes again. He's going to land on the Mount of olives, he will be accompanied by all believers. He's going to be riding on a horse and one of the names that is attributed to Jesus Christ is faithful and true. I want you to just think about something God is sovereign God made everything God created us and he has invited us through Jesus and through his sacrifice on the cross to enter into a personal relationship with him.
God is faithful God never violates his faithfulness. He never leaves us.
He never forsakes us.
Did you know that God never lifts us down. God never changes what he has promised he is absolute. He's consistently consistent in every way. God is faithful. Did you know that that is what he expects of us when we live in a relationship with God in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.
He do Mons that we be faithful that we be absolutely true to him in every way.
Anything less of that is a violation of what God has told us to be and to do in our relationship with him and what he is saying to us easy saying just as I am faithful and true to you so you ought to be faithful and true to me, and the greatest illustration of the relationship that exists between people man and woman and God is the illustration of marriage. Paul speaks about the marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a direct picture of the relationship that we have with God, our heavenly father as the bride of Christ and you will remember that when believers come into heaven all believers are going to hear this statement made by God welcome. Well done, good and what's the word everybody safe with me. Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord.
This is about supreme love.
We are called to be faithful to God and anything less than that is a violation you see in where I am in Revelation. On Sunday nights effect on right there tonight at 5 o'clock. Chapter 17 and verse two of the book of Revelation. The Bible tells us that just before Jesus comes that we are going to see and bear witness to the kings of the nations of the world who have committed adultery with Babylon what is Babylon. Babylon is the symbolic violation of Satan Antichrist and the false prophet. The unholy Trinity who have done everything they can to man people man and woman away from that faithful relationship with God. God says you only worship me and in Revelation chapter 17 it all comes to a climactic moment not before I even get to that point I want to read to your grade passage everybody needs to turn with me to John chapter 8 very quickly turn turn with me to John chapter 8 and I promise you, you will be very sad if you don't listen to this because I know that today I'm speaking to a lot of people who have committed adultery, and you may be one of the in fact, some of you have got this hanging over your head, you been living with this for years.
You do a pretty good job of covering things over, but it's right here in your heart. This is The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton will be back with so much for this great message in just a few moments with Dr. Wilton insists I remind you we are having a conversation. We love to share with you and hear from you as well in the way we do. That is, a number of ways. First and foremost, you can go to our website The Encouraging Word.org. There's a number of opportunities to get connected to hear this message or perhaps other messages of Dr. Wilton's take a look online. So, the video messages as well. Or maybe just your praise report or prayer request.
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Now back today's message with Dr. Don Wilton, you got more questions about adultery that I could have on string one message I want you to hear this, John chapter 8 I'm just gonna read to you what the Bible says verse one. They went each one to his own house.
But Jesus went to the Mount of olives early in the morning he came again to the temple all the people came to him and he sat down and he taught them the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been court in what what was she court doing everybody see that any questions the scribes and the Pharisees now who were the scribes and the Pharisees. They were the people who had made a decision that Moses was the one they were going to follow the law.
They denied Jesus, they refused to accept the fact that Jesus had come that he was the Messiah, Jesus didn't come to replace the law he came to fulfill the law. Alright, let's pick it up right. They verse three, the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and placing her in the midst they said to him, teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of adultery, not in the law.
All Moses commanded us to spurn such a woman.
So Jesus what you say this. They seem to taste him that they might have some charge to bring against him.
So Jesus bent down and wrote with these finger on the ground and as they continue to ask him.
He stood up and say to them, let him who is without sin among you, be the first to throw a stone at her. And once more, he bent down and wrote on the ground when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the old ones and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him, Jesus stood up and said to her, woman, where all day has no one condemned you. She said no one Lord Jesus said neither do I condemn you go and from now on sin no more. This whole issue of adultery is about love if you were to say to me today pasta what is this about. It's about love is about the love of God. God loves us how to what extent does he love us.
He loves us faithfully, his love never changes and what he demands of us is that we love him faithfully that our love for him never changes that we never violate that relationship with him. It's about love.
Let's try and tie this together. So what I want to do here is I'm going to give you the fact of love, not the facts of life. Some of you might be disappointed. I'm going to just spread pretty quickly give you the facts of love as we see this through the eyes of God, and you will very quickly find that the Scriptures give us some very clear-cut pathways here in understanding this issue of adultery. The facts of love fact of love number one God created male and female. That's what the Bible teaches us Bible tells us absolutely abundantly clear. God made Mayo and female, going to get into an anatomical explanation. All I'm going to tell you is, God made Mayo and female number two God blessed them. That's the second fact of love God not any created man and woman Boys and Girls Club little girl babies little boy babies, but he placed thing that's very important. Yes, the third effective love God instituted marriage based upon his fact of love. There is only one kind of marriage.
And that's between a man and a woman. There is no alternative. Were not talking about me.
I'm not considering the president of the United States of America. He's got nothing to do this. I'm not concerned here about the Senate told the power of Congress or the brilliance of man's mind, God instituted marriage.
That's the fact of love. According to God fact number one God created male and female fact number two God blessed them. Fact number three God instituted marriage. Fact number four God designed six sixes biblical the intimacy of the physical relationship between a man and a woman in the context of God's perfect of love, which is marriage is something that God blesses, he celebrates that in fact it's God's design.
When you get to read about what the apostle Paul said, for example, he needs pastoral epistles pull out lines.
He even gives to us a rationalization he says.
Last is very real. Paul acknowledges a burning that takes place between two members of the opposite sex. NEC is in order that I might not do that. I therefore will be married because in the marriage context.
God's design is like complementary with an easy design of marriage. This fusion this union between a man and a woman whereby the man married man no longer has control over his body but his wife does and the married woman no longer has control over her body, but the husband does. That's the one flesh in this of the picture that God gives to us in this beautiful picture of he's created the God created God blessed God instituted. God designed number five is the fifth fact of love. God designed fruitfulness. God designed and God said to man and woman, be fruitful and multiply.
This is the way in which the world is replenished between a man and a woman, let alone the biblical mandate.
Anything less than that is on natural it's unnatural even in the natural order of everything that God created but we gotta focus here on the human person.
The male and the female. Anything less than that is on natural according to God's divine law, not according to mine, but God is telling me that when I live in a relationship with him.
I am to be faithful to him and said to him, God ordered fruitfulness and number six.
I had to put the six effective love God purposed attractiveness, God purposed attractiveness by the way, if we had time to dad take you back to the Genesis account with the Bible tells us very clearly God made Adam and presented to him the birds and the beasts, and none of them could ever come close to what he was about to experience. And when he took his ribbon he created Eve in the Genesis account we read it.
It's very mildly put he didn't say wow how time that she is the word that is well did you see one just so how man she's a look at that. I mean she just is knocking my socks affect what he said.
I'm giving you a rough translation of the Hebrew God purposed attractiveness folks between man and woman. Any questions you so not give to these facts of love we ready rock for you for adultery. We fertile ground for adultery. Everybody wants not tell you nobody knows it better than Satan does what God's trying to say here from the mountaintop is just as we can be unfaithful to God. If you take King David, for example. So it is we can be unfaithful in marriage. Where would we be without the love of God in Christ. So what is adultery. Adultery is two things folks number one, it's in it's an act of sex with another person. In addition to that marriage.
Adultery applies to married people and by the way, for all of you that is sitting there right now looking at me saying I'm so glad that I'm not married. One of these days I'm not a preacher, and fornication suggests that we can be clear here. Adultery is an act. It's an actual deed. Adultery is any form of sexual activity by a married person with any other person other than the one to whom they are married.
That's adultery my own life. I know what it's like to have my heart's. I pray that you and I would hear these messages and be ready to respond. Forgive the rest of our times is about going Dr. Wilton does have a closing talk coming up in just a moment, but he ends this I remind you, is the Lord's during your heart. We would love to walk with you with what's going on.
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Now closing thoughts from Dr. Don Wilton God has spoken to you hesitantly and you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you right now. Would you pray this prayer with me and accept Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Arneson I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross right now, I repent of my sin and I confess my sin to the Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart and save me today and forgive me for my sin. In Jesus name I pray, amen. If you pray that pray we'd love to get alongside of you and celebrate with you and send you some literature and help you as you begin to grow and I want you to know that I love you very very much. And by the way, don't leave, don't go away. What ever you do is I'll be right back The Encouraging Word broadcaster reaching people all over the world and we want to say thank you to a very special group of people to help us make this happen. Thank you for being an encourager with me through The Encouraging Word Brokaw's ministry. You are making a difference in people's lives. You become an encourager partner with us. Partner with me become an encourager today and be part of something far bigger than any of us when you take this step of faith. You receive the exclusive brand-new CD DVD resource called your racing Jesus a powerful tool to help you stand strong in your faith in the world. It's somewhat intolerant to Jesus Christ. Also, you get a bonus Journal just to say thank you for partnering with us. In addition, you will receive a monthly personal letter, Dr. Wilton, as well as other resource opportunities a 24 hour confidential life prayer line quarterly daily devotional guide notifications of events featuring Dr. Wilton in your area to learn how you can become an encourager. Send your request to PO Box 2110, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or call us at 866899 word or visit us on the email@example.com. We hope you will make your commitment to spread the precious gospel of Jesus Christ around the world with us today.
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