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R1355 God’s Wonderful Person

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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December 6, 2021 8:00 am

R1355 God’s Wonderful Person

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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December 6, 2021 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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We all could use some encouragement and will find it together today in the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton here on The Encouraging Word. Today's topic is called God's wonderful person and that will make more sense in just a minute as we head to the book of Luke chapter 2, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Don. Also, once you know that as we study God's word were connectable. We can connect our phone line at 866-899-WORD again. It's a number that's available 24 hours a day if you jot it down stored in your cell 866-899-WORD 9673 will connect with one less happy to pray with you also have it connect with wonderful resources like the daily devotion from Dr. Don get that in a courtly version by asking at 866-899-WORD 9673 or sign up online at tewonline.org.today's teaching with Dr. Don Wilton just so amazing things that God is showing me about God's wonderful person this baby Jesus.

I'm going to be in Luke chapter 2, so I want to invite you to open your Bibles to Luke chapter 2 what you and I know to be the Christmas story, just possibly someone said to me, happy holiday and I looked at this person and I said well I wish you a very very Merry and wonderful and blessed Christmas and this particular person that I was speaking to just the top and said all. When you have a wonderful Christmas to and I thought to myself, I'm in America and we had to give each other permission to wish one another.

A blessed Christmas, but just to be safe. Just so that perhaps we don't defame somebody we met Rob address. I will have a happy holiday. Listen what happened on this incredible occasion. Luke chapter 2 and verse one in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

This was the first registration when client Renee us was God who of Syria interesting and to be registered each to his own town also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called lithium because he was of the house and the lineage of David to be registered with Mary his Matrox.

He was with child.

While they were there, the time came for her to give and she gave to her firstborn son.

She wrapped him in swaddling cloths and she laid him in a manger, because they was found no room for them in the in May the Lord brought this word upon our hearts. Just I want you to think about this safety as we just for a few moments. Consider God's wonderful person that this wonderful time of Christmas and so you have someone by the name Joseph was just a carpenter and Joseph was a Judea in the tribal history hello Judeans was a place called Bethlehem of Judea, and so it is that according to the season. The one Augustus and the Roman Empire will load would go and would rate your stay in their town, so to speak, but they very softly, although not unsuspecting Lee inserted a little added flavor to it then decided that everyone who would be registered would go beyond simple serving in the Roman army. They would register to be taxed and so they began to issue a new poll tax on all those who were being registered well. The Jews didn't like that one bit.

But I have no option because they lived in a very brutal day and age.

Can you imagine being nine months pregnant and making approximately a 71 mile trip through the mountain path ways with bullet treachery of the day and age in which they lived in two arrived worn out to a frazzle in a little village called Bethlehem and there they came to register and so they went immediately because he was a good man to the Holiday Inn. He was very concerned and the Holiday Inn was full. In fact, all the hotels were full because everybody was coming. It was a big week. The hotels were completely booked out and all the restaurants there wasn't even a seat at the Cracker Barrel in Bethlehem and I had no alternative. And so they got turned down and the innkeeper took one look at this very pregnant beautiful young lady and took compassion said but you know something. I got a place where I keep my capital and mushy is just a hole in the wall, but I want you to know that if you'd like to garden bed down there. At least you got some kind of roof over your head so to speak, and so they did and it was there in the middle of all of this that Jesus arrived, so what's going on in your life today.

I got such wonderful news for you today. Jesus has arrived you not come to understand something about this great wonderful Christmas story about God's wonderful person that nothing nothing not of any kind, or any description happened in Scripture without some deep and abiding meaning it was time for Jesus to be born, and there were a number of things that I noticed about his arrival that I just want to share with you first of all that God's wonderful person arrived at the same time as a population count interesting to me that the Bible calls this a census in fact what they said was look I want you to know that you need to listen you need to get out your voter registration card and you need the lineup because November is just around the corner and what we are going to tell you is that what is about to happen is going to be the single most important thing that could ever happen in your world, except I didn't know that Jesus was about to arrive. He arrived in the middle of the population count. He arrived at the same time as this population account, but he arrived in the school's objection to the laws of the land. The laws of the Landau someone draw the interesting visit is strange tension that is brought to bear on the population care in the Scriptures, and particularly when it came to these very religious people and they understood the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob that somehow they had in mind something very important, very important person's just yesterday in New York City. Send this to me.

He said you know something Dr. Wilton. He said when I think about God. I always remember that story and I said what stories are and he said this to me. He said you know that story where the people got together and they decided that they were going to try and figure out God and so they built a big building and they booted high and they booted higher and they booted high and they both said hi and they said we are going to not only figure out God.

But we are actually going to reach him and we're going to safeguard and where data showed God that we can certainly not throughout human understanding and not sitting well. So what does that mean to you.

He said well I know one thing, by whatever definition God's man can never figure God out and God let them know and so what he did was that he divided them amongst themselves. And he gave them the curse of not being able to speak the same languages.

He turned them into divided people among themselves as a promise wonderful day to try and supersede the mightiness of a great wonderful God and I looked at him and I said to him, but Sir that's why Jesus came because Jesus is the only one who can speak every language at the same time and be spoken to and understood by every single person in the world regardless of who they all there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, his name is Jesus, and he was born Judea Jesus Christ is coming to Baja and what Jesus Christ done for me, for you. Well number three he not on the arrived at the same time as a population count and arrived subject to the laws of the land, but he arrived is one in the middle of many. I love going to that part of the world's just watching the people. This week I was a New York City couldn't get over again. The crowds Steve you know I remember the times that we've gone with mirror image to the prisons and with our senior adult group yesterday. Stevenson, the father on the fellowship and the ministry that we have a New York City and it's it's hard to be in a place like that not to be overwhelmed by just the sheer size and the people in the scope and the and the busyness to some people that actually live there while the most incredible things about the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. God's wonderful person is that he arrived as just one in the middle of many give Philip just lost in the crowd if you felt like nobody knows you. Nobody cares. Have you thought about the apparent absolute nothingness of the Lord Jesus born in the loading same is the Christ.

We love Christmas and remembering that this lowly beginning was the life change for each and every one of us to know Jesus as our Savior. Forgive the interruption. Dr. Don's lab meeting and rep to remind you of two things. One were available for you. Would love to pray with you and for you anytime at 8668 that's 866-899-WORD 9673 or TW online.org that's our website TE W online.org but also as we wrap up this month were here 10 days into December and that means that the last few weeks of December are opportunity to match remarkable $200,000 challenge gift. If we all do our part.

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It might even take us more places with the gospel of Jesus Christ the Lord leads you to give. We ask you to call 866-899-WORD today. Let us know how God is leading you to get that 866899673 or discover more online@tedoubleonline.org now back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton's wonderful Lord in the arrived is one in the middle of anybody arrived offer along I've traveled that road.

Fortunately today there are some good highways you know to get from Jerusalem to basically him down to Nazareth doesn't take very long in a nice bus but not back in Jesus day. I mean, that road just didn't listen up and down and it wasn't even the road and by the way, to very rocky and it's completely treacherous. You know that on that path way between Nazareth and him historians like Josephus remind us all the crime that took place people were left and right that were accosted they would beat took place on those ways left and right. It was a long and arduous journey and Jesus arrived you looking at me right now. And right there in your own heart and in your own life you been on a long journey. Haven't you Jesus has arrived.

What's because you bear. That's why I'm so grateful that we can be together like this.

That's what Christmas is all about.

It's about Jesus arriving at the same time as a population count right in the middle of the political sense. It's about Jesus arriving amongst the people subject to the Lord's of the land. It's about Jesus arriving as just one the light of the world and all the darkness it's about Jesus arriving off for a long and difficult journey.

It's about Jesus arriving often nine months of hard labor.

You know we mentioned: Stephanie Hubley Paul of course ministers share among our children and serve the Lord of the cesium Stephanie are just very precious to us and you know arrived in prayer meeting early this morning. You not going to believe this but he walked in the and he just at all. A lot of pictures that little boy Solomon just a precious little fella and pulls eyes just like Opera and he is just so very excited, but you know a week ago we were saying.

As the baby is the baby here is the baby that lost day that I sold Stephanie before she went into the hospital and I say this with so much love and perfect. She just looks seriously uncomfortable humming.

She looked like she was ready to pop your it was time do you know that I'm told I just want to reiterate I've never experienced this myself but I've heard from others that when that little baby arrives. It's the strangest thing all the nine months of carrying all labor, all the sacrifice all of a sudden just seems to disappear when you look into the face of that beautiful little baby. I want to invite you to look into the face of the Lord Jesus today. God's wonderful person he arrived following nine months of hard labor, but I want to give you one more point to think about this wonderful person. This little baby arrived, having been shot out of the holiday I lost myself, why, and I've come to the conclusion that God's wonderful person was born in basically him in Judea, so that in the middle of a population count. We can see Jesus so that when the burdens of life threatened to swallow. I saw we can see Jesus so that often many years of failure. We can see Jesus, I become convinced that God's wonderful person was boarding him, so that despite the downward spiral of a nation spiritually, we can still see Jesus following months and years of hard labor difficulties, diction choices that you can still see Jesus in Baja Jesus was born in Hamburg Judea so that even though you and I are shot so many times out of the Holiday Inn's of our lives, we can still see Jesus when it comes down to it, the Lord Jesus Christ is the son of the living God.

He's the one he transcends all human understanding. He rises above every political party. He's the one who makes sense because he is the Christ. He's the only one who can forgive you for your sin. He's the only one who can enable you to become reconciled to a holy and a righteous God. He's the only one who can give you meaning in life and I want to invite you to give your thoughts and life to its rating as simple as that. That's what Christmas is all about and perhaps this Christmas.

It's about coming home to our prayers and teach that the Lord has used his encouraging mind loves you as a plan for your life for Dr. Wilton as he is been teaching and preaching now as he steps in the studio. Open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanted to 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 sins, I can face 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 prayed that prayer. Let me be the first one to welcome you to the family of God.

This is wonderful. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying how very important this is for me so we can talk to connect human life place, you can begin this wonderful journey you just gave your life to Christ praying along with Dr. Wilton. Moments ago.

Or perhaps you still have questions call us right now in 866-899-WORD and let us speak with you. Pray with you and if you made decisions for Jesus. Let us put some free resources in your hands that Dr. Wilton wants you to have our number again is 866-899-9673 again that's 866899673 would love to put this free resources in your hands and connect with a growing opportunity to see God work in your life to see you again greater structuring your roots begin to stretch your branches and bear more fruit for Christ as we do that throughout this coming year. One of the great ways is with this special opportunity to study God's word every day at our 52 week devotional. Many people have endured a lot of changes, loss and hardships over the past two years. As you reflect upon your life this season about giving a gift of hope and encouragement to your friends and family this Christmas this season. Dr. Wilton wants to encourage you to make a commitment to meet Jesus every day, you cannot only learn more about him be able to live a life of absolute trust and not fear. In anticipation of his return. Your gift of $25 or more support to The Encouraging Word this month receive carbon life and the resurrection beautiful 52 week leather bound devotional by 52 trusted pastors and church leaders including Dr. Wilton will find blessings upon blessings as you uplifting scripture versus daily devotions and prayers today and 866-899-WORD to request the new devotional 866-899-WORD 9673 this'll make great Christmas gifts of hope and encouragement to those who need it so desperately right now you for your continued partnership Christmas to you from all of us here The Encouraging Word that's just one of many great resources available on our website at tewonline.org that devotional is a great Christmas gift has is Dr. Wilton's book on Saturdays with Billy about his time being the pastor of Dr. Billy Graham all that is online at tewonline.org. As I mentioned, it's remarkable. Time to get involved for investment in the ministry. Double consider giving to The Encouraging Word details@tewonline.org.org. Till next time. Take care