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December 28, 2021 11:30 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today.
The Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton as we pray for God to bless a career that so many right every single day. God bless our country and in this two-part series on this opportunity for you and me tonight. Our hearts and pray God's blessing on our country as we open the word together. Another were available to bring with you and for you anytime you board the keyboard on our firstname.lastname@example.org on our phone number 86689. The jotted down stores and your cell makes a contact 866-899-9673 would be happy pray with you and for you anytime day or night. Now let's open God word together to the book of Isaiah Dr. Don Wilton's message. God bless America a Christian duty God was speaking to the children of Israel.
He said I want to tell you something I don't want to hear this word, I want the people to hear this word because when you hear the website will apply the word of God and when the people of the land. Listen to the word of God. They will apply the statutes on the word of God. And when you put the law and you put together you and the basic precept of Almighty God, we all one nation under God and I believe that God is not other than the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So why is it my Christian Judy number one because we are as accountable as our leaders according to God's word. If you going to verse 15 just the lost part of verse 15 I tell you, folks. It's one of the most staggering statements I've ever seen. When God turns to the children of Israel doesn't pick on the rulers doesn't pick on the people he talks about all he says your hands are full of blood. Now watch what God is saying to me folks why I must gunboat as a Christian man because what God is telling me to stop pointing a finger at the White House and the state cost stop pointing a finger at every other department. Stop blaming the government and understand that when a country begins to turn its back upon God that it is God's people that God holds accountable what America like we are as accountable as our leaders number two.
Second reason watch my Christian Judy is because I'm guilty of sin according to the Bible when I do not influence and elect leaders or standby. The moral truths of God's word. I'm guilty you say what difference can 14 million evangelical Christians, Mike.
We've heard so much of rhetoric about every vote counts. You better believe every vote counts today. I'm concerned about Don Wilton I am a Christian. My vote counts, but it counts above all, because I'm doing it, as unto the Lord because of who I am in his presence. Go to verse 23 Bible says they rulers or rebels, and by love bribes and said I don't defend the cause of the fatherless talks about widows except Robert people say God's not interested in the welfare of people excuse me, when America is silent when those of us who have God's standards to walk upon when we remain home and we ran back into apathetic self-containment. What happens exactly what God says. Folks I've had the privilege of being on Capitol Hill, a number of times upsetting Santa chambers my heart is being ripped open as I've heard United States senators say to me Dr. Wilton. I want you to know that we don't even bother anymore.
Going to the church in America because the church in America couldn't we don't hear from them anymore. All God's people never sign anything stand.
I would say that I do not read people say that to me. It breaks my heart to stinging indictment against my play in the Lord Jesus Christ. John Ribble, who wrote some tremendous things and these regarding same. I'm going to quote John Ribble because we know God's moral standards for our government and because we have the ability to elect and influence our elected leaders. Accordingly, when our elected leaders continually defy God's moral expectations and when we fail to respond through our boat and contact with our elected leaders. We sin.
What did God tell us in James chapter 4 verse 17 anyone there who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it since I folks that is a staggering statement. Why do I need to exercise my Christian Judy. Not my American Judy outspoken about my privilege.
My love for America. My care for the future but you can put all that aside, my Christian Judy because I'm held accountable before God.
Number two, because if I don't do it I'm guilty of sin, and number three because we are a reflection of God.
That's what God is telling the children of Israel.
You watch according to different drumbeat.
Why am I a reflection of Almighty God. Why am I a mirror of the soul in the heart of God number one we believe his word number two we try to live by his word number three we apply his word number four we stand on his word. Folks if I stand here in this pooh-poohed Sunday by Sunday and I say to you folks get out your Bibles.
Let's understand what God says let's find out what God says and applied in the fabric of our daily lives.
John Ribble said and I'm going to quote again.
Listen to this when we those of us who are evangelical Christian.
When we remain silent at the polls.
The watching world could falsely conclude from our actions that God is not really concerned about these issues. You know the message we send to America. God is not interested.
We actually send a message to America that a political platform and ideologies more important than God's why we are increasingly becoming a humanistic society. That's why.
Increasingly, America revolves around who may that's why people increasingly hold up the banner of personal preference. Personal conviction. That's why we no longer believe in moral absolutes. That's why we no longer stand upon the absolutes of God's word because we abdicate we say it's not our business. We just going to watch the world go by Christian one whom I I'm a Christian man questioned number two.
Why do I bother to gunboat God bless America. Question number three what governs my boat. I told this when I actually get in the and I try to figure out what I'm supposed to do and which button to push what governs my book but I can tell you a lot of things that govern our votes. Folks someone my age, your age will govern your vote.
People vote according to age.
I promise you people who are 50 and older, I see life from a different perspective to those who are in college. Your education will govern your vote, your position. My position will govern my boat. My agenda, no fries give a dog a bone, man. I'm in a boat like a man. I eat like a man awoke like a man. Sound like a man by football like a man I give a dog a bone like a man armed on a boat like a man. Why do you think people around the countryside will I'm going to go do something to try and win the women's vote of the man's vote well because our gender is important. We got things that are important things very important to the heart of a lady, the very things a very important to the heart of a gentleman my traditions will govern my boat. I've heard people say well you know my daddy always voted that way. So I'm gonna do it to my pocket will govern my boat or as long as there's money in it, you got my vote you so much as suggested I might have to play some tiny little text to improve Spartanburg and I'm going to get into sprint over it because it's going to type one poor little St. out of my pocket. I'm against that our pockets folks determine our boat. We can't see me on.
We cannot be on the chicken or we want to do speed on Tommy's my well for my well-being would dictate my vote would folks let me tell you what to govern my vote. My faith in Jesus Christ because I'm a Christian. Forgive the interruption you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton and what you're hearing today about this message on God bless America is something that calls us to do more than just what it is at the ballot box what it is we do on our knees every single day.
We believe in the power of prayer you like to have someone pray with you right now we're here in 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 9673. You can also email us at email@example.com while you're there. TW online.org you'll see the news about a wonderful couple friends of the ministry that if given a room markable $200,000 challenge gift that gift is something that will, in these last few days of the year. Multiply the ministry of this simply based teaching around the globe to prayerfully consider financially getting involved number to call is 866-899-WORD 9673 to share your gift to give firstname.lastname@example.org that's DEW online.org. Now back to today's great teaching Dr. Don Wilton number one. It means that I means I mean moral compass diesel principles of God's word number four. I'm influenced by the Holy Spirit, God's America, my dear friends, now listen to this. If I don't will want God to bless America. Then God alone must determine my boat and so the question is, is God really interested in what goes on I'm going to tell you absolutely yes.
It's not a political platform or a manifesto or a party God's compass comes from the heart of God. And if I'm willing to say God bless America and stand in the football stadiums and saying God bless America. God needs to be the one consulted related to the issues that God sets forth. Let me give you three number one. Why does God determine my book number one because he has something to say about life.
Now let's consider the matter of life, folks, let's talk about the matter of stem cell research.
A very important issue.
People get affected by it because it affects our families and our loved ones. It's a volatile personal issue. So how do I decide something that affects me personally because of my loved one. I can understand these things. How do we make the distinction. How does the Christian vote on the matter related to stem cell research. Now listen to this because of the sanctity of life I must support important scientific research without undermining the fundamental ethical principles that have guided medical research decades.
Folks, I must support I policy because of what God teaches about life. I must support a policy that prevents taxpayer dollars from being used. To encourage the future destruction of human embryos. I must support a comprehensive ban on human cloning. Why am on the creation of human embryos solely for the purpose of experimentation. Why not because of politics because of Amanda Pascoe because of anything, but because God has got something to say about the sanctity of life. That's why matter of abortion is equally critical to the Christian God must govern my boat when it comes to the mandrel glass because of what God has to say. I must believe that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. As such, I must support not because of Republicans or Democrats. I must support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation that makes it clear that the 14th amendment protections apply child because I'm a Christian and God speaks to me about live number two nobody's gonna have something to say about life God has something to say about marriage. But the Bible is food with what God has to say God determined marriage between a man and a woman long before they were Republicans or Democrats. And because of what God says about marriage. I a Christian man must support any call for a federal marriage amendment that fully protects marriage. I cannot support any cool for federal or state judges or bureaucrats that have the right to recognize the living arrangements as equipment marriage because God has something inside got nothing to do with politics people what God says God is something to say about Blackie goblins my boat. God has something to say about marriage.
He goblins my boat. God has something to say about morality what is right and what is wrong. God's word is free.
God calls me to look to that standard, and by his spirit matters concerning certain righteousness and of judgment.
And Jesus looks into the heart of this Christian man. As I entered into the polling booth and he says you Don Wilton also like and if you want to know where America is getting less and less tasty.
It's because more and more Christians are opting out of America by removing the salt from society and we are losing Christ we are losing out God. Would you call America. So, what must we do with it as a believer second Chronicles chapter 7 in verse 14, one must humble myself we not humbling ourselves.
We put ourselves at the center of everything we do our stand for this. I want you to know I have my rights if it suits me. This is what I want. This is what I need. I want I mean I want. I mean we all ask, listen, what's good for the American people is the wrong question. What we should be asking is not what the American people.
God wants God wants God. That's the question we should be asking. We go to humble out soon. Number two we go to seek God's face.
We no longer do that we not willing to also God where America does. We got the Constitution. Are you kidding me I'm not going all ask God seeking spies and then we need we need to get on our place and seek the face of God America. We need to pray this coming week. We need to pray for our people. We need to pray for the president.
We need to pray for one another because the Bible says when we do that God will heal you. This God bless America.
You bow your heads with me in prayer and all ask every head bowed and every eye closed, every head bowed and every eye closed, O God, our God, maker and our Redeemer. We humble ourselves in your presence for you alone are God. We own nothing. Lord we talk about ourselves like we occupy the seat of power in the wound, but we own nothing.
Not a one of us. We stand in the presence of the righteous and the holy God.
Lord we seek your face. We want to look upon your face and having looked upon your face.
We want our places to shine with the Shekinah glory of one who's been in the presence of a righteous God, so that when we come down from the mountain, as did Moses that our people would seek God in us, and then Lord we want to pray. We want to pray because we have such a privilege. Being Americans want to pray because we love this country so much. We want to prior God because we care deeply about a land that we leave for our sons and our daughter rolled there been so many people in years gone by, who have fought stood up and being counted so that we can have a land like this and now it's our turn. We pray because we care about the future of our land, but Lord Jesus we pray because we know that we go to Christian duty to perform. Forgive us for our apathy. Forgive us for our carelessness.
Forgive us Lord because we been intimidated. Forgive us Lord because we are afraid of the popularity contest. Forgive us Lord because we did scared that someone might write us a letter and have something to say about forgive us Lord for running when we should stop and turn around and stand up and say as for me and my house we will serve the Lord led us every day like a vote that counts for righteousness made us every day. Be committed to voting Jesus Lord help us because we are weak and helpless help our land based people all across this landlord who occupy seats of authority that they might have the respect most of all, from the God who is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Father, bless America.
Perhaps his pastor about so many things including God's blessing on America realize God's blessing like this with that starts with a decision that we all have the opportunity you've heard Dr. Donnie, she's been teaching and preaching from the pulpit.
Now, as he steps into 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 sin. 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 pray that Mimi the first want to welcome you to the family of God. This is one of I hope that you know how much I'm praying how very important this is for me.
We can make to the right place you can begin this wonderful June and in just a moment.
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