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R692 Laying Down Issac

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February 20, 2019 8:00 am

R692 Laying Down Issac

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February 20, 2019 8:00 am

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And we welcome you to this edition of The Encouraging Word Dr. Don Wilton as we get connected with telephone number one 866-899-WORD.

It's a joy to open an early book of the Bible with the topic laying down. I cannot imagine giving up anything that I have little, and yet gone to everything that studies going to be studying God's word together and I want to encourage you to take your Bibles as we always do, because contrary to public opinion.

I have nothing to say to you outside of the word of God. I wish on an occasion like this that I could say something to you from the Reader's Digest. Or perhaps that I could spice things up a little from the National Geographic or even from the local newspaper, but I'm going to submit to you, my beloved friends that if we want to know what God has to say to us in anything that pertains to our lives things that we have the people that we all our dreams and our aspirations. I believe that God's mandate is that we go to his word. I do not believe that this would contains the word of God.

I believe as we do here at First Baptist Church that this is the word of God, and we believe implicitly with all of our hearts that this word from Genesis to Revelation is the complete full revelation of God in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. God has given to us. Our Isaac who all walked is your Isaac Bates read about it in Genesis chapter 22 verse one sometime later God tested Abraham he said to him, Abraham there.

I am Abraham replied and God said, I want you to take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, did you notice that I want you to type your only son Isaac and body insert something there that I think sometimes people seem to miss want you to type your only son is the only one you got and you love him with all of your heart not listen to the instructions.

I want you to go to the region of Moriah sacrificing their is a burnt offering on one of the mountains. I will tell you about early the next morning Abraham got up and settled these donkey he took with him to of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had got enough wood for the burnt offering the same talk to the place that God had told him about on the third day Abraham looked up and he saw the place in the distance he said to his servants stay here with the donkey while I go, together with the boy up over there now watch this.

We will worship you and then we will come back now, folks.

If you haven't picked up on something here what it God just called said I want you to take a son, Isaac, and I want you to go and sacrifice.

If I could put that into modern-day terminology. Just like a son gun stabbing today.

Let's read all verse six. So Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on a son, Isaac.

He carried himself. He himself carried the fire and the knife as the two of them went on together.

Isaac spoke up and he said to his father.

Father yes my son, Abraham replied the fire and the wood are here Isaac said. But where is the land for the burnt offering Abraham Monson. I wonder what you would say. I wonder what we parents are telling our children to. I wonder what message we gain the same to this community concerning this Isaac about Abraham Monson. God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son, and so the two of them went on together when they reached the place God had told him about Abraham built an altar there and arrange the word on it. He bound his son Isaac, and laid them on the altar on top of the work. Then he reached out his hand and he took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called after him from heaven. I hear I am he replied do not lay a hand on the boy do not do anything to him. For now, I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me, your son, your only son, Abraham got when they were in the thicket. He saw a ram caught by its horns.

He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering. Instead of his son, just like the Lord Jesus Christ.

So Abraham called the place. The Lord will provide Jehovah Gyro and to this day. It is said on the mountain of the landlord.

It will be provided want to speak to you this morning on this wonderful occasion on the subject of laying down Isaac my friends. I believe that they are all three questions that we must talk about Sue. You might want to drop these down young people in adults yesterday write these things down number one what are our most prized possessions. I want you on so that in your own life.

Number two how do we come to the place where we can trust God with most precious thing yes the third question very important question. Do you have practical suggestions for this or supernatural solutions that we gain any listen very carefully not want to say something to you this morning. I want everybody to watch me both here in this auditorium in the same tree by way of television literally thousands upon thousands of people. I want you to watch me want to say to you today my precious friend that if you listen carefully to what God is saying to your heart and if you are willing to open your hand. Let go of those prized possessions. God won't give them back to you in a way that he will manage and control what it is that he has given to you. And when God is in control of the prized possessions that he's given to you. You'll never imagine the joy that will come into your heart. The influence of your life. The magnitude and the scope of what God will be able to accomplish through this is what happened there.

The life of Abraham. And so it is I'm going to submit to you today that we going to study six steps from the word of God for laying down Isaac First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. I want to make an announcement to you as your senior pasta. I want to announce to you that on the morning of opening this Isaac that God has given to us that as of this moment we are going to lay down this Isaac at the foot of the cross of Christ Jesus, we are going to do what our forefathers did.

We are going to follow the example of men and women who have preceded us we going to follow the faithful example of the Abraham's about generation I'm going to announce to you today that there is not one single person in this place within earshot of this preacher that is deserving of thanks when it comes to this place. The only person who needs to receive all the praise and all glory is the Lord Jesus Christ.) I'm in this morning. That's what it's all about.

I want you to think about Abraham. He had quite a predicament. If you really think about God came to him evidently and saved him.

Abraham I got news for you. You going to be the father of many nations. I can just understand the consternation that presented itself not I need Abraham, but these aging wife Sarah.

I mean they were way beyond the age at which they could bear children. I can just imagine the look upon their faces.

The perplexing of their hot the conversation they must've had with God. Well to cut a long story short, God provided them with Isaac. We know that Abraham try to help God out. I'm going to talk about that in a moment but God presented Abraham with the means to fulfill the commitment that you, God never read meetings on his promises. God always carries through with what God has said that God put this on our hearts.

God told us to build this facility question that I'm going to ask of each one of us today is threefold. If we prize this. What do we need to do in order to get to the point at which we will trust God and third of all, are we going to look for practical suggestions or we gain the trust serves to supernatural solutions. Please forgive the interruption will be back with the conclusion just a moment, but Pastor wants me to remind you that were available were available 24 hours a day, both and we love speak, listen the print at the other end of 86689948668999673] are you seeking or rejecting God. The proof of land is the investment time. Yorty know that lets you down across Pearson said I need to be forgiven and free. Have you ever wondered how to let him in return.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. You practically lived out that Trent Lott Dr. Don Wilton wants to help encourage and inspire you to perceive the godless proceeding going after Jesus.

Jesus is available on CD or DVD. Your gift of any amount right PO Box 110 out Spartanburg, SC 29304-3899 where more than nine The Encouraging Word LYG thank you for your support The Encouraging Word you are endless. Putting around the world. We now return to The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton today's message message number 692 is called laying down. Isaac interested in it. Remember laying down Isaac Messick 692 and one 866-899-WORD six for laying down Isaac you might want to write them down. Step number one learn the lesson of obedience want God to bless you learn the lesson of obedience. Everybody turn to Genesis chapter 12 I began to be in Genesis. For a while I need to give those pages, roughly Genesis chapter 12).

This remarkable passage.

The Bible says in verse one the Lord said to Abram, leave your country and your people and your father's household and go to the land that I will show you now the operative verse errors verse four verse four so Abram left he departed, as the Lord had spoken to him by the way, the word for Lord. Yet we guided finding each one of these passages a different word for the word Lord Randy the word for the word Lord comes from the word Yahweh or Yahweh which has its root form Elohim, and the root hello literally means the strong one. It stresses the sovereignty and the creative work of God, the mighty acts of God. In other words, what happened here in Genesis chapter 12 is the one who is mighty and strong who is sovereign, that is the one where Jehovah Elohim, and he said to the mighty one. I am strong, I am the one who was involved in all of creation and the one who is about to instruct you to do something, but if I tell you what to do. Step number one you need to learn the lesson of obedience. What is the lesson of obedience mean means two things. It means number one listen to what God is saying that's what it means learning the step of obedience and the lesson of obedience means listening to what God is saying.

Number two.

It means doing what God says any questions, God speaks that settles it. I'm going to do God you can count on me. I love this passage about Abram. God came to him said I my room. I want you to get up want you to leave your father's socks. I want you to go to land that I will show you and verse four says Abraham sat down and said, nonload could we just have a talk a little bit about this for a moment. How about little conversation. Could you explain to me how I get from her ran over all way to the other side to the land of Canaan, Lord, you know they murderers and robbers on the treacherous highway you know that day is is going to kill me this night, some vipers out the Lord not you seem to understand about a large family, and transport them over the no means a big I would get there about a bunch of sorry all camels that look sorry to get away from her. Ran over there he learned a lesson about obedience, what it wanted me to listen to what God was saying he did what God said. Lesson number one. Step number one learn the lesson of obedience. Step number two learn the lesson of dependence on the payments. Let's go to Genesis chapter 14 Genesis chapter 14 and verse 18. You need to turn everybody turn to Genesis 14 and verse 18 we need to learn the lesson of the payments. Guess what happens in verse 18, then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God most high, and he blessed Abram, saying, Blessed be Abram by God most high. Create toll of heaven and earth and blessed me God most high leverage all enemies into your now look what followed. They love that they made room gave him 1/10 of all that he had deep dive right there on the spot. Now what's this what's this would make everybody watch me. Yes, God coming to Abram Abrams in all kinds of dire circumstances he's wondering what's going on what you gonna do where he's going to go to get what he's going to do with what he's got an God comes to him and say steam I want to make an announcement to you. You need understand what I'm I am the dependable one. I am God most high. I want you to know that until you learn the lesson of complete dependence upon me, you will never get to the place at which you lay down your Isaac. That's the lesson of the payments it's laying down before Almighty God. Number three, number three. We must learn the lesson of Surinder we must learn the lesson of Surinder go to chapter 15. 10 of the page 2 Genesis chapter 15 in verses one through six author this the word of the Lord came Abram in a vision.

Garrett is do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, you'll very great reward. But Abram said oh sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless, and the one who will inherit my Skype is Eliezer of Damascus and Abram said you given me not be the father of many nations.

What are you talking about.

That's what he was sorry to hear him crying. You given me no children so a servant in my household will be my then the word of the Lord came to him. This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir, he took him outside and he said look up at the heavens and count the stars. There was labor oxide 12345 679-1230 boarding million 5 million 10 million 1 billion 6 trillion I mean he couldn't count there were so many of them. He said I look up and count the stars indeed counting then he said to him, so shall your offspring be not walk through six Abram believed the low and it was credited to him as righteousness now cloaks listen.

The word Lord. The word of the Lord, the Lord's name is ad 09 A.D. oh in a addled line. It is the pruning form of majesty or monster what it stresses is literally it stresses man's relationship to God as monster as authority as provided watch this watch me here, there is Abraham in all these perplexing and consternation. God's spoken name God is folded to lay down his Isaac, God is made an announcement to him and Abram standing out there under the stars, saying, give me a break your arm on an old man. My wife is an old lady how are we going to have children.

Even my servants again inherit everything I've got. I don't have an air God says excuse me boy takes him outside says look up, count the stars ran into trillions. He said you see how many stars there are.

He said so will your offspring be. Excuse me, Lord, are you trying to tell me something.

What is the Bible saying verse six so Abram believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness. In other words, God glanced Abram because of what had taken place. What is Surinder mean what it means never trying to help God. Everybody look at me again why are you writing at the same time. I wonder if there is anyone here today is bold enough to say, look, you know, I've tried to help God a few times I have. I'm telling you folks, this is been at least 10 times in the building of this incredible facility that I've decided not God.

Need some help. I tell you the parking lot wasn't prepared when I left to go without senior adult choir on Quadra and I said well Lord. Maybe we need to help you because all the right, God said hi. Excuse me.

I raise up the most incredible people involve a corporation I'm equipping them to do what they do not, but Dave was leaving this thing I tell you do something you don't need to worry about a thing done singing lead people to Jesus in the prison. Just be cool as a cucumber. Don't worry about a thing.

God has got everything in control. Folks listen to me if you're going to learn the lesson of Surinder you need to understand that you can never try to help God. Number two.

It means always trusting God. That's what Surinder means means that I trust I trust him with my wife. I trusting with my children I trusting with my church folks have you ever try to be the pasta church like this. I go completely newly if it was up to me some of your site will pasta now we know why you look like that but you talking about impossible if you knew all the things that were going. When I looked at the Lebanese media team pulling wires and working more and more night off tonight upon our folks listen to me listen carefully if we didn't trust God depleted and surrendered to God.

What would we accomplish. You let go to site good. I'm just an instrument in your hands. Lesson number three learn the lesson of Surinder Melissa number four learn the lesson of full reliance go to Genesis chapter 17 Genesis chapter 17 when Abram was 99 years old anyone you 99.

Mr. mole was in the senior Sunday school class. I'm not sure exactly how old he is right now. Mr. Ambrose Hudgins, boy I love that man. I tell you I hope I look like Mr. Ambrose when I'm his age as well in his 90s, not Bible says when Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him and said I am God Almighty. I'm going to tell you about that in a moment before me and be blameless.

I am God Almighty. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and I will greatly increase your numbers.

Watch what happened. Abram fell face down, and God said to him.

As for me, this is my covenant with you, you will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram.

Your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. We need to learn the lesson of full reliance God Almighty comes from the Hebrew word hell should die should die. It really means God Almighty Norwich. It stresses God's loving supply. It stresses his nourishment. It stresses his conflict, by the way, the root word shed SH IAD, literally translated, is our word for breast that's what it is literally translated on the picture here that we've got is of God providing ultimate comfort nourishing his children all over everywhere doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Just as when a little baby baby is born folks here is the picture. What's this gives the picture L should die the breast of God, the one who provides nourishment care is full. Who cares for his children. The most beautiful picture that we lesson the full reliance and full reliance means two things. It means completely trusting in the ability of God, and it means completely worshiping before the throne of God. He fell down before the throne of God.

You see my friends only L should die can put a baby in an ancient woman and only else and I can put a baby in a virgin woman only L should not can do these things we need to learn the lesson of full reliance number five.

We need to learn the lesson of submissive fight.

We need to learn the lesson of submissive fight three back in chapter 22 that I read to begin with the word Yahweh or Yahweh literally comes from the verb to exist.

It stresses God as independent God as self-reliant and submissive fight means two things. It means listening carefully to what God has to say. And it means leaving immediately to do what God has said God gave Abraham and Sarah, by the way, the word Abram means exalted father when he's name changed claim because he learned the lesson of full reliance on Tracy's named Abraham which means father of multitude number six. Nonetheless, in the provision chapter 22 in verse 14, the Bible says so Abram called that place.

The Lord will provide Jehovah Gyro God will provide provision means God speaks provision means man acts provision means God provides. Who is your Isaac. The question rings in my ear who is my Isaac who is your Isaac provision means God speaks.

He is indeed our Jehovah Gyro God provider. Sometimes we sing that song and at least I do in the middle of that song again think am I just singing a song just notes and lyrics or do I realize how God truly is our provider. We love to connect you with a friend that believes in that same truth of God is our provider and maybe you realize that you understand that what you just like to have a Christian brother or sister pray along those lines about us and supervision in your life. Our toll-free number is 186-6899 word that's one 866-899-WORD 9763 and we would love to connect. Perhaps email is more convenient.

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