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December 31, 2021 7:05 am
Hello this is Dave Speicher reminding you that tonight at midnight inside for living closes the books on another ministry year to give your special year-end donation right now. Call 1-800-772-8888 or go to insight.org/donate now today's program when we stand on the shoreline of the new year.
There's an ocean of opportunity spread out before us, 365 days on the calendar yet to be experienced, and we can't possibly know what surprises await us terrifying and rewarding today on Insight for living. Chuck Swindoll concludes a brand-new message intended to help us prepare uncharted territory new year is a mystery that awaits us. Let's get ready message truck is titled the truth, you dare not dismiss. We begin with things we are most grateful our father, we would name your grace is so remarkable that there's no better word than amazing.
Just amazing that you can reach down and stoop to those of us who don't deserve your attention. Say nothing of even a moment of your time and yet you have found us. You have loved us.
You have redeemed us. You have secured us and you have a plan for us. That includes our lives through this Earth's journey and throughout eternity.
How amazing how amazing is your grace. It has a sweet sound and we could each day pause to sing that song back to you. You saved a wretch like me like this and we will forever thank you is one thing just saying, take my life and let it be. Take my will is no longer my own. It will be your throne on which you ring is another thing to live that out when we want our way when we don't get what we expected is also hard to trust you. When the tunnel is so long, we can't see a light at the end.
There are many who linger today alongside those who are sick and they're not getting well and they're pouring out their hearts to you for their health lives of those they love and nothing is changing stuff is hard to go through that. On the other hand there are those who rejoice as you have brought evidence of healing, you have graciously given more years of life and we thank you for the what you take or what you give us shows the father's love so precious.
Thank you thank you thank you now replace before you the thoughts that we will be sharing they are difficult to explain and I pray for help in doing that. I pray that all not get in the way of what you want to say give me the ability to articulate what your word is teaching and then leave it at that restrain me from over explaining or going too far, that we get distracted. Guide us into as much as we can travel there and understanding of what you have for us to learn today.
For those who are home. Lauren places away from here. Speak to them as well. Perhaps I could say especially speak to them touch their lives in a deep and profound way. You know everything in the name of Christ, we commit this time.
Right now we predicated his everyone said, be sure to download his searching the Scriptures. Studies by going to insight world.or/studies Chuck titled his message a truth, you dare not dismiss as Daniel writes the book he writes of Nebuchadnezzar, who with this fourth chapter is a record of a dream he had was a troubling someone told an adult shouts or could interpret dreams. That's the Babylonian name given to Daniel and he called in Daniel and listen closely. This is what the dream means your Majesty, you will be driven from human society. You will live in the fields with the wild animals you will eat grass like a cow. You will be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven periods of time will pass over you while you live this way. That's the biblical way of saying seven years did you hear that seven years you will be a beast in the field, living like an animal and then the verse ends until you learn that the most high is sovereign over the kingdoms of the world and gives them to whomever he wishes, but the stomp and roots of the tree were left in the ground. This means that you will receive your kingdom back again when you learn that heaven rules verse 27. Talk about courage you can appreciate it because we've not been in Babylon that we've never been in a situation like Daniel but listen to hype talks to this king to become as her.
Please accept my advice, stop sending do what is right. Break from your wicked fast, be merciful to the poor. Perhaps then you will continue to prosper. In other words turn to the God of heaven learn from the warning, lest you go through this. You have an opportunity to acknowledge God who is sovereign, not you look at verse 28. All these things that happen to King Nebuchadnezzar. 12 months later for 12 months. The king had time to think about Daniel's warning, Daniel's interpretation of the dream 12 months later he was taking a walk on the flat roof of the Royal Palace in Babylon. The listen to the arrogance. The pride of a man still enthroned on his own life. He looked out across the city and said look at this great city of Babylon bye-bye all my my own mighty power bill. This beautiful city has royal residence to display majestic splendor is no humility there. There's no acknowledgment of God in it all that it all. It's all about the game. I remember sitting in my study riveted to these verses reviewing my own life.
The details are different. The geography was different, but I wasn't that much different from that man. I just didn't have the guts to say it as boldly as he did, though I thought it while these words were still in his mouth will help visitors that while those words were still in his mouth, a voice called down from heaven.
Okay Nebuchadnezzar. This message is for you. You are no longer ruler of this kingdom are no longer sovereign, you will be driven from human society. You will live in the fields with the wild animals you will eat grass like a cow seven years will pass while you live this way until you acknowledge that the most high rules over the kingdoms of this world and gives them to anyone he will in anyone whom he chooses that saying our quite a difference from 12 months later and that very hour. God's tether had reached its limit. It was Kurt's everything changed for Nebuchadnezzar. The judgment was fulfilled, Nebuchadnezzar was driven from human society PA grass like a cow was dressed with the dew of heaven, he lived this way until his hair was as long as Eagles feathers and his nails were like birds call it that. 7 Years Takes Pl. in the space between the end of verse 33 in the beginning of verse 34 the King is no longer on his throne. If they did see him, they saw him rolling in the field like an animal, totally insane seven years. Then he finally acknowledged what he had been resisting all this time in his life. After this time had passed with 34 note the pronoun change after this time it passed. I Nebuchadnezzar you know what happens at that moment says to Daniel, give me the stylus. I want to write this part. Daniel is writing the book at this point Nebuchadnezzar takes the stylus and now he writes in first person. The balance of this chapter hi member reading this in 1961 as if it happened yesterday morning was a warm day in Northern California.
The room was silent.
I was all alone and I began to shake. This really troubled me. Especially when I began to read of the change of the man's life after this time it passed the big I Nebuchadnezzar looked up to heaven. My sanity returned and I praise and worship the most high, and honored the one who lives forever. His kingdom is everlasting, his sovereignty is eternal. See the word sovereignty in your Bible. Maybe it reads that look at the word closely right in the middle of the word is a smaller word ranging Re: IGN hidden right in the word sovereignty is the rain.
Our God brings an Nebuchadnezzar is acknowledging that and then verse 35 all the people of the earth. There is nothing he does. According to his will in the Army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and no one can stay his hand or saying to him what are you doing, so it reads in the new American Standard Bible that had become my favorite Old Testament verse along with Genesis 20 of 5020 you meant it on to me for evil but God meant it had to be for good, but that's another subject. Right here as this would when I'm asked to sign a Bible or mass to sign a book I will that person will often see if you have a favorite verse. I just write it in there.
I think I'm the only person alive. The rights Daniel for 35 people to Daniel 435 expect. John 316, or Ephesians 289 or John 112, one of them familiar whoever Daniel 435 change my life. But now I'm on my knees and my study, not an exaggeration. Not trying to be dramatic.
Tears were pouring out of my eyes. I realize that Nebuchadnezzar's testimony is speaking volumes to me. But the man I become self-made. I you you would not know me, but you would never recognize the person that you think is me or you now know is me.
I poured out my heart to the Lord said to him, please forgive me. I bit the school that I love for these two years and it's all been all about me.
I base these courses has been all about me.
I should have even been admitted into the school, but by your grace. You allowed me to come I shot I shouldn't have the privilege of taking courses from these great men of God that you have allowed me to take courses from. I haven't appreciated and that and honored my wife as I should have and I said I'm I'm scared because I didn't try to be a dad and of never been a dad. I just can't imagine what time of day that I would become. If I did not come to this Lord. I acknowledge her sovereign touch of my life.
You are in charge. I give up the throne. I release it. This is in my life. It's yours simply is yours. She's not mine on our child is your child is not mine you loaded all you you have the right to everything that will ever be a part of my life I give it to you, and I remember I couldn't wait to spend some time with with great game election time. That afternoon I said we were alone.
I said to him right. Let me tell you what's happened and he set like this gentleness on his hand. For the longest time didn't say a word. I saw tears begin to form as I'm not crying when I'm telling you this, and I said in writing. I settled it I can't explain it but not settlement. I realize now that God is in command. God is in charge of my life. That's right that's right I said nothing could please me more than to know that you began to realize that what you were an intern. Our church here with me here was given an end with movies you need to tell them and I plan to do and I did do was throw it already come to terms with it himself, and that Luis was also well on his way. They were both farther ahead than I was and after 26 almost 27 years I done for the Marine Corps done well I'd gotten through some of the details of my early adulthood and done well in and it was all about me until now. It is about me. It's all about him and I'm not trying to be overly humble when I tell you that. But when you grasp the sovereignty of God, you realize you don't call the shots. You're not in command, you haven't taken charge.
I said I was Cynthia that evening in we together wept as I apologized for the kind of husband I've been in in the way I treated her. It wasn't the kind of physical abuse.
It was just regular verbal abuse and and proud words and ugly slightly, comments, and the unassisted and I promised her that I would begin a new journey and I needed her to help me and we both needed help in rearing our our child or God gave us for our children.
That was a life changing experience that drew me ultimately to this doxology in Romans chapter 11, I haven't forgotten that we are going here so please turn.
Romans 1133 to 36.
Paul is been dealing with the great doctrines of salvation. Salvation of the Jews of the salvation of the Gentiles. The election of those who are due to be born again, the predestination of God's hand in the lives of others honor some of you hear those words and you cringe because you don't understand you don't cringe when you understand that God's election is something to embrace. That is, sovereignty is something that hold you close and gives you rest in peace, and takes away your worries.
You don't lie awake at night, restless and turning and struggling and twisting over the details of life that you can put together. He's putting life together in your neatest fit into what he is doing and how he is putting together look at this doxology it comes to the end of the great doctoral section, any rights is all the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge, God, how unsearchable are his judgments and Unfathomable Way, God makes decisions that are called judgments.
God has a plan hold his way.
His judgments are unsearchable and his ways are on unfathomable suggest that you place a mental mark right here because Chuck Swindoll has much more to show us from this passage. He titled today's message a truth, you dare not dismiss your own insight for living and to learn more about this ministry. Please visit us firstname.lastname@example.org now before we hear an important closing comment from Chuck. Let me remind you, our audience extends far beyond your neighborhood while you're listening to this program from your home or car today.
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