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May 16, 2022 8:00 am
The Bible talks about the roaring lion, seeking whom he made. There is no need welcome to The Encouraging Word, featuring the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist pastoring today as he takes both the book of Genesis and first Peter working to understand how God's word empowers us to push back against the enemy to push back against the roaring power setting or to get another were here for you connecting 24 hours a day on our website tewonline.org G's place will discover a myriad of resources that's tewonline.org he thought more about the special resource combating loneliness, how to be alone but not lonely that's all on our website tewonline.org large but first today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton Jesus Christ has an encouraging word just for you so I want you to just turning your Bibles to two places Peter that's in the New Testament. First Peter get your Bibles get sold get the word of God turn to first Peter chapter 5 and then I want you to be in Genesis chapter 4 we going to go back to the beginning of friends before I read one word to you today I want to say something. I don't even know how to say why or how I want to say this but I'm telling you parents I want you to really listen, I'm not going to single out this is not directed at students and young people because we older folks are very much very much in focus here with parents I want you to really listen.
Grandparents really listen to you go to understand what God is saying.
Our world is in crisis, folks. That's why believe in God's encouraging word. This is absolute truth. I'm a grandfather is will I have friends who have parents and grandparents, but I'm also a man just like you.
You and man and woman together with people. God made us when you go back to the beginning God's word tells us a lot about where we came from, how to start and we been looking at these things, but God's Word tells us what it is that we need to watch out for. Take note of. So what I meant to do today is on Dennis starting first Peter chapter 5 and you going to see why I'm going to do this because I speak to you for a moment about the roaring lion first Peter chapter 5 verse site. This is in the New Testament. This is a long time. Off to the beginning God's word say is be self-controlled and alert. Because your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour that you that's me that's the children of America South students. It's all of us and I meant to come back to verse nine was going to tell us some of the things that we can do.
Africa is an incredibly competent you got Africa one of the things that you will love to do is to go out on Safari done many being out there in the middle of nowhere.
When I was a boy, 14, 15, and I would hitchhike across Africa. I disappear for 568 weeks of the time, I'd be in places where I don't think my mother would've sent me when you going to Africa today. The animals are magnificent. Just observe the lion. It happens every day. A lion is an incredibly huge still crafty, sly, slick, extremely hungry creature and he doesn't care.
He is not interested you got blood flowing in your veins you eat you alive. He couldn't care whether you came from the side or from that side with you down male-female with you got money when you don't, he'll eat you alive folks literally you don't mace around with a lion. That's why people stay in the motor because in the scene is always the same. You will always see fields of beer back every description. You can imagine all kinds of animal Zambians to raw buck you see them all and they mind their own business and those little beer can look as cute as you've ever seen on big old BDI's is that trade with each other one lies down and then off to another one. This is not your turn so they trade is and if you watch those deer. It is amazing how they go about their business. You are not paying kinds of money to go take pictures of them just what you can tell American tourists from 100 miles away.
Zoom lenses and they take 70,000 pictures of the same day a little beer and bury it to them in a field minding their own business. Now let me ask you something. What are they done to hurt anybody. So I guess Humphrey and Fred Humphrey turns to fragrances is a great guy, Francis Johnny rock on you Humphrey.
They just eating minding their own business, cute as a button. Humphrey says Fred, look at all of them taking pictures of us on the Harley we just the best in the world.
Nobody compliments dear little dear mole than everybody. Meanwhile, right there on the image in the thicket is this huge. He doesn't care and he begins to prow a lion is an amazing thing because he's such a big animal and yet he can move through the sick Bush and the grass without cracking 20. It's just how does it happen in Africa because there are twigs everywhere, all kinds of things that can break. He even knows which way the wind is blowing folks told him that he will always store okay spray against the wind. He knows how to position himself. One thing in my dear little beer. He wants to make a meal out of it. He wants to turn something really magnificent into a caucus and so he spoke to you put down one of those big old poles down like this and the other one will just sit and it doesn't matter how long it needs to. He will stand dates to use them locked up for now.
He needs to. And then after a while you say you know it's time to take another step you take another step put this up or down. This one comes up and he knows exactly the right moment. And all of a sudden, he'll jump out of that thicket pounce on the back of that dear little dear sinking its fangs into its neck. He knows exactly where to strike. He knows the vulnerable point of every animal Lions will bring down the biggest animals you've ever seen folks that will bring down ostriches.
They will bring down the same risk food abuse Elon that will bring down the biggest buck you have ever seen in your life. They know exactly when to strike the strike and where to strike. Now let's turn to Genesis chapter 4 Genesis chapter 4 let's go back to the beginning just one verse, verse seven. Now this is God speaking to Cain member. They were two brothers, both sons of Adam and Eve. This is way back in the beginning. This is when it all began.
This is what God and Satan to claim in verse seven. If you do what is right. You will you will not be accepted. But if you do not do what is right soon is your goal, it desires to have you but you must master that works this folks, this is as simple as it gets God speaking to Cain you got two brothers raised in the same family and both want to have a relationship with God on this site. Both of these people. Both of these young man recognized that God was the number one consideration they both recognized you take God out of the scheme of things. The line gets you you're on your end. So Crane decided to offer vegetables. God save not good enough. I'm not interested in your vegetable I'm only interested in a blood sacrifice. I'm only interested in what I determined to be right.
It's my way or the highway doesn't matter how cute you all doesn't matter how good your vegetables are doesn't matter how brilliant you are. It actually doesn't even matter what you think God sick. Under the provide for you a sacrifice through my son the Lord Jesus Christ. He's the only way to do it my way, or you're on your Bible says the two roads. There's a road that leads to destruction. Why, because this incorporates your opinion. America is in trouble today because all of us have a about what God has already said God has not lost any of us for our opinion, he's absolutely clear and folks, it is an amazing thing. As we watch this journey as to what became of came but the question that I began the mosque was what happened to him immediately what took place.
You see, Crane was no different to your son. No different to your daughter. He was known to you and to me is everywhere in America to Crane decided that he was going to decide Crane decided that he would not listen to what God was saying the line regarding please forgive the eruption will be back in just a moment with this exciting teaching on the roaring line with Dr. Don Wilton, but our pastor wants me to remind you we are here for you.
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So what sin do to cut four). The special someone. It caused him to become devious in his mark. The Bible says in verse I folks watch the screen immediately.
Having the five God's plan came immediately went to his brother and said anybody let's go out to the field again folks sleep verse site that came Cindy's brother let's go out into the field. God gave to him immediately. Devious mind you say God gave it to him. God allow that to happen because soon took over. Guess what happens folks when you and I determined we had a Good Way, God gives us over to devious mind parents watch out for that. All across America today people are saying let's go out in the field and play together. What what's wrong with a little fun just just take one set get serious. What's wrong with alcohol. Just just know when to say when you not just get a designated driver just be serious humming real… Let's go to the field together all across America today we see devious minds devious minds a very subtle thing because it devious mind is a mind that is couched. It's a masquerading mind, God gave them over happen immediately. Nothing wrong with these vegetables.
There was nothing wrong with that. But God was not willing to accept Cain's offering because it was not what God required across America today in this wonderful nation in which we live their parents. This folks listen to me. Their parents all across America that are saying to their sons and daughters. It's okay you you grow up just get over what the worry about it. Show a man gonna have fun while you young Lionel get them the Lionel get a so what happened to him. What incentive do to Cain and folks it caused him to have a devious mind number two it caused him to become daily in his actions not only to become devious in these mind, but to become deeply in his actions. What happened after that is horrific. He killed his own brother Winston takes a rain day is the consequence. The Bible says that the wages of sin is that you know that the Bible tells us in Proverbs chapter 18 that has the power to speak life and all day infecting 18. The writer tells us what is hot is going to come out as life or day can't tell you the number of people that on me to say to me' I could just roll the clock back. This man became daily in his actions. It was a severe consequence in his case.
In this case, he went out and killed his brother. Can you imagine that Wayne is sitting in what come with us into the prisons folks and looking at the faces of a lot of these people out in the streets of the highways and the byways of life. What incentive do to Crane it caused him to become devious in his mind it caused him to become daily in his actions, but number three. It caused him to become deceitful in his honesty, God came to him and saved him.
Crane where is your brother, and he immediately began to lie to God, folks. Just think about that. He began to lie to God. Let me tell you what happens when you make your vegetables, your religion, false religion always breeds a person who will lie in the face of God himself, when the site gets a hold of a person's heart is going to be that relationship with God. I don't care what God says. But just in case. I will lie my way. Even in his face. The Bible says that Satan is the father of lies.
Parents listen to your sons and daughters check out. They want us leave no stone unturned. Never settle for what you don't know.
Make it your business. What a challenge. Dr. Don Wilton there's so much more to study on the way that we can combat the roaring line how we can have victory in our life over the enemy and Dr. Wilson will be discussing that more tomorrow on the next edition of The Encouraging Word before we leave today in this moment is you've been studying along with the word as you have been not only hearing our pastor Dr. Don Wilton, but hearing the power of God call out to you and remind you that God loves you and God has a plan for your life. I pray that not all you've heard from Dr. Wilson as our teacher and preacher, but now the steps in the studio you open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give you part of 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 you love me very, very, and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ died on it on my day. I repent Thomas.
I confess my sin. I like to come and Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first one welcome to the family of one. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying for you and how very important this is for me: so we can talk to Nick, to the right place you can begin this wonderful drink. Perhaps you just gave your life to Christ. Bring along with Dr. moments ago. Perhaps rededicate your life today you need to know. Dr. Wilson has wonderful resource is what you have actually free, and we would love to pray with you and if you call us at 866899 word your decision. Look at these resources in the mail right away number again is 866-899-9673. We love to walk alongside you to give these resources. Dr. Wilton prepared are uniquely designed to help you as you begin a new life with Christ or rededicate your life to Christ to get success and to gain an opportunity to see God multiply what he's doing in your life today grow in your faith would also love to connect with you on our website TW all online.org earlier today we mentioned this remarkable resource about that at times we find ourselves alone but yet not lonely. God's word can give us that hear details on how you can get your copy of this very special resource ever felt lonely, isolated, or abandons, no one escapes the feelings of loneliness caused by separation, loss or isolation can strike anyone is place within each of us basic need for relationship with him this month with your get to The Encouraging Word you will receive Dr. Don Wilton's powerful message dear not the bonus book loneliness. The loan not lonely these powerful resources will help you overcome your loneliness and find comfort, security, companionship, and God. That's is one of many great resources available on our website TW online.org and let me make this suggestion as runner website. Taking a look at some of the books.there's one in particular, Paul.
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