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November 17, 2021 8:00 am
Christian response to a personal attack. That's today's message from Dr. Don Wilton on this additional The Encouraging Word Psalm 27 adjustable with Dr. will know they were connecting with you every single day on our website GW online.org drama is TW online.org so I want to share something with you. I want to you. I am this morning I want to tell you how I got to where I'm about to share with you about God lead me to preach a message entitled a Christian response to a nation in crisis and the Bible. I will be quite honest with you this guy's got nothing to do with a sui juris sermon or something that I see I'm I know that our nation is struggling who does. We will result divisions everywhere. We will know that you know if you don't know that your heads in the sand. Somewhere lots of issues. Lots of conflicts going on in God just really got a hold of my heart.
We were under attack in our nation, and they're all a lot of things happening that as a believer.
I'm going to stand against. I'm going to stand up on and to be strong on the stand against those things we talked about some of them that would be the lost time either. But I had no idea as it turned out as most of you know, literally thousands of people have watch that message since in thousands of these been a massive response just massive for us for us it's just been massive thousands upon thousands of people and I've I've come to understand that as Christian people. I'm not talking here to saying this about non-Christian people, people who don't believe in Jesus. That's fair and I'm just telling for those of us who know Jesus who want to serve the one to please God. There is a genuine understand there is a genuine desire to know how we as Christian people need to respond to our will. How do you do that, we we need to know.
You know, we might be Democrats or Republicans, or we may be ritually may be put. But the big question is, as Christian people, which makes us all one, it's the greatest equalizer ever because in God's eyes. There's no mayoral female bundle free rule one in Christ were brothers and sisters. How do I as a Christian need to respond to. I just you know get on social media and post things on social media the same way as a lot of these hateful pagans are doing what good does that.
Is that what God wants me to do. Does God say let me tell you the way you speak up about paganism in this assault on our country is just behave like those who are assaulting the nation.
I don't think so. I think so. Not if you understand God love God, love your neighbor. Go figure. Does I love God and hate your neighbor.
That's a tough thing guys talk for me because there's a bunch of stuff that I really am not happy with. I'm going to be under the control of the spirit so as these weeks have gone by. God is been speaking to my heart. And today I'm in a preacher message that could change your life. It is a Christian response to a personal attack now orders I wanted tell you something I cannot.
If you're a believer you are going to be under attack. In fact, they are so many passages of Scripture you know Paul said listen when you give your life to Christ, you become one with the sufferings of Christ, I mean he was. He was how he was crucified man. He was God Bible says I become one with the suffering, not just in order to be saved but in the living account of my salvation.
So now want you to go and figure something everybody just figure this out. How is it that you and I live in such a fantastic place.
We have so many blessings which we do. We got food and protocols to drive in camps to go to beaches houses and I'm saying that relativism mean everybody know that and say that that's why we do what we do. We help a lot of people in the L that's why we do what we do. So how come we got bowl games and food. I mean, what did you do loss not, and yet individual people are struggling so much. I've been in ministry.
Quite a number years. I'm no different.
I'm not sitting myself. I'm no different from teachers, doctors, people, moms and dads, you know, people were all in the same thing but in my realm.
I mean the people business. I'm around people my privilege is to deal with people I knew, as many of us to go on. I don't have a corner market guys I told you how many hurts I dealt with yesterday. You probably wouldn't believe me that was Saturday. By the way attacks so I can stand you today. I can tell you that they tell us suicide rates are rising not crazy in America.
In America, depression all guarantee you there's somebody sitting here today and you just down man depressed people, outbursts of anger, attacks coming on you and I mean if I stood you and try to outline everything I think you don't appreciate would be would be here all day and I don't do that to you. So God began to speak to my heart. I'm just passing on what he sees. Know what I say and help is here a Christian response to personal attacks.
David the one who wrote Psalm 27 head.
He was like had everything he was on the top of his world, but he was getting attacked from everywhere and he wrote the song okay can I just read it you. Let's read it, but my friend let me just read it you want to read the song listen to what he Savior said the Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear the Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid when evil men advance against me to devour my flesh when my enemies and my foes attack me. They will stumble and fall: Army besiege me.
My heart will not fear those who break out against me. Even then will I be confident.
One thing I ask of the Lord. This is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble.
He will keep me safe in his dwelling place, and he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle, and sent me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me at his tabernacle last sacrifice with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord, hear my voice when I call the Lord, be merciful to me, and also me. My heart says seek his face so your face, Lord, I will seek do not hide your face from me you not turn your servant away in anger you been my hope do not reject me or forsake me of God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me. The Lord will receive me, teach me your way. Oh Lord, lead me in the straight path because of my prices do not turn me over to the desire of my foes for false witnesses rise up against me breathing out violence. I'm still confident of this that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living wait for the Lord and be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord wow man this is powerful stuff. David in the middle of all this coming against him. You are in the middle of that I'm in the middle of that we are being attacked from every which way you and I can possibly imagine takes its toll.
It'll get to you. You know you feel it and you are free we are feeling. I'm not preaching on in times I get a lot of questions on just tell you guys. You ready for this, I don't mind telling you from my point of view, studying the Scriptures. I think nobody knows when Jesus is coming, but it's looking awfully like it, you know, one of the many ways you know that there's going to be a big falling away is going to take place out of the church.
I promise you I die I want to say this, I promise you some your friends that you thought were front and center in the church will suddenly drop out just like it gonna go anymore.
I'll explain all of that God gives us an explanation explains what that means right so here's what I want you to get hold of. Perhaps today when David found himself under attack, which was continued in effect him.
It worked itself out in him personally in his family in the way he govern the nation's I'm in a tell you if you right now are under attack. This is way it will manifest itself.
This is where you will see first of all in you. I'm told that someone else right. But if you ever had someone say to you, what's wrong with you that's the question arose, you know someone and they just just agitating just going to gripe all the time. That's what's happening there under attack. If you are under attack. That old devil's got your number and they they are getting to you. This is where it's going to show itself first bowling you I called. I'm not here to judge you or you may write but listen to what you wife saying to you, big boy. Listen to what your husband saying to you what's changing one of his apparent here, your kids, you watch them.
89 1011 1213 1415. Maybe they got right through high school and you looking you love them to bits and you sign what's got into them. Why are they behaving like this. First person little effect as you. Secondly, it will affect your family, op. cit., enough about if you are under attack as a Christian it will show itself around your dining room table all guarantee you your behavior with those that you love most will change. First, so how did you speak to your wife this weekend. Bingo your under attack. How did you talk to your mother, your family, those closest to you big sign of being under attack. Third, your church, you know, by the way, God is good to institutions the church and the family, God instituted both your listing to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher on The Encouraging Word will be back in just a moment with more on this powerful message for Dr. Don want to know if you later talk and pray with you, whether it's keyboard keyboard on our firstname.lastname@example.org for this phone number 86689 that's 866-899-WORD 9673 now back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton God. This is a Christian response to personal attack. It'll manifest itself in your relationship. In the body of Christ.
You become an agitator like you on your whole like you are in your self forth way is nationally how you deal with national strife was the Bible say Bible says we are salt and light. If the world loses its saltiness house going to have any taste stone Christians do not have God takes the salt out of you. He doesn't God never takes salt out of anybody.
The devil does the devils out to steal Rob destroy Mike diminish rain you dry. You gonna rub you up the wrong way to get in the niggle you until you can't stand it anymore.
Agitate your heart tickle your insides gonna bother you today. That's what he does and then the first of course is the will you see it in your relationship globally, you say well I don't go anyway. We are all products of our world are what's this you ready for this. Now guys because I want to give you. I want to show you what God should say yes David and he's about to be king.
He's got everything and he's under such attack personal attack and it affects immunities family affects immunities nation for two minutes person. So what is he knew well. He gives us five things to do. They are number one.
How do you and as Christian, how do we respond, what can we do number one establish your foundation and sometimes you need to reestablish your foundation, the Karen chapter 27 year. He says write out the bed.
This is how he starts everything he says the Lord is my light, my salvation, what's the next thing is a question so bring it on.
He didn't say that it's my my Greek and Hebrew in the bring it on, and that that's not blacker arrogant thing that you will be submitting you know I saw what he saying is he saying listen before I even go to God with this thing that all these things that are getting into my soul and spirit, I'm going to establish my foundation, Lord, you are my light, salvation by the way, you never have a Christian response. If you don't establish your foundation guys listen to me. There are 100 wonderful Christian counselors out there.
I'm one of them, wonderful Christian counselor part of what I do, but I can't do for you what only God can did you get. I can't. I can't do it like only God can do.
Lord, you are my life you my Rocky Mount foundation. You, my fortress, so establish a foundation number two. Identify your taxes, although rarely I'm in a put it in the lay people's terminology ready. What is your problem men why you so down why you hurting Marcus what excuse me why you talking like that to your wife.
What's the matter with you. Why do you treat your family like that your enemy why you behaving like that in your church, why are you acting like a total jerk in your classroom. What's all this strutting around and I'm in a tell you as far as I'm concerned.
Let me give you a piece of my mind, your Christian somethings got to so I'm just one fella right. I love you man. I want you to hurt like us and you go through life backwards.
It bothers me that you spend every second day being so miserable. You don't need this and your family doesn't need. So what David did he identify these attackers and you notice the three categories that so he, like isolates the first all the people he sees men who are evil, evil people. I sound like a fog horn.
Some of you say there he goes again. So tired of him telling me to protect my children. I get it I'm a parent I listen, I'll save you again protect your children from evil people. I'm telling you watch your kids don't full for the sleep over lie. What's the sleep over lie all little kids want to go and sleepover. Nothing wrong with sleeping over but you had better know the people they going to sleep over with. That's what I'm saying. That's all I'm saying you don't just say to your child. How wonderful it gives us or not you go sweetheart. I'll drop you there. There are even people out there they are, they will destroy your child.
I'm just telling you and all it takes is one night. So what did he mean by evil men. Excuse me I have never known a chair to jump up and bite me never that will not know this now might stumble on my cell phone might have this thing cannot be but I tell you can. I people person. People can be as unkind as you Rosendale rip you to shreds. He talks about slander you not slaughter is saying malicious things about someone with the intent to diminish them. Gossip rumor even people sorry. Second thing, he talks about all enemies somebody said what's the difference between people and enemies. Well, people are people. Enemies are a bunch of people. It's the convoy people gather people listen folks when they are labeled decides he's going to get to you and attack you might start with one person as God has stirred your heart in my heart, perhaps, or something that needs to be adjusted to change necessary before we get away. You've heard from Dr. Wilton preaching and teaching from the pulpit but he steps in the studio.
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