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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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May 22, 2022 8:00 am

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Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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May 22, 2022 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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We know that we have life after death. That's just one with the answer today on this edition of the business is worth entering the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton today. His message One Life answers that question about life after death and so much more. As we move to first Corinthians chapter 15 together while we do so know that we love you connected with you on our website TE WR online.org that's TEW online.org right now of the first things you'll see is this powerful resource about loneliness, how to be alone but not lonely again see the details on our website right now at tewonline.org, but first let's have the first Corinthians 15 as we open the word of God together God's Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton. I will say something talking with you the next two months late starting. Chapter 51st chapter 50 beautiful passage of Scripture. There is so much in this passage, but I want to just read to you ace you versus just to sit upon today to set the scene for all of us as we gather together and worship the Lord is believers all across the world today. First Corinthians 15 verse 20. Listen to what the Bible says, but in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have died for by a man came today so so by man is come resurrection of the dead in God, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each to his own order Christ, the firstfruits, then at he's coming. Those who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the father often destroy every power, every room, every authority want to speak to you today on an amazing subject. It's a it's complex. This is a complex subject that I'm going to speak to you about One Life today. Essentially, this is one choice, one Savior One Life. How did Jesus carry us to life. Well, he came to this earth. So the first thing he did. He died upon the cross, by the power of God. He rose from the grave. He hunkered sin did and the grave. He gained the victory over then he ascended, he went back into heaven, and he promised us that he's going to come back and receive us to himself so that way he is there. We will be also.

So the question is this how do we know that we have life. So how do we know that we have life.

I'm going to take you for a very quick journey. You ready for this. This and you can mark this down. First of all, turn to Matthew chapter 17.

So I'm going to do the same thing as I want to actually read all of the Bible to tell you this, Matthew chapter 17 first. The first way that you and I know that we will have life is because the Transfiguration of Jesus demonstrated it.

So in Matthew chapter 17 and I'll read perhaps just the first three verses are on first three verses of Matthew 17. This is about Jesus, but he had some people with and by the way he had some people who joined him excuse me, the people who joined him in my book with stone graveyard made people, by the way, the people who joined Jesus okay had been dead a long time. Watch this off the six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother and laid them up a high mountain by themselves and he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light and behold, there appeared to them. Moses and Elijah talking with them. You can read the rest of this account for yourself. How do we know that we will have the Jesus was on this earth, ministering amongst us and Jesus went up onto the high mountain, and he was changed into his off to life appearance. That's the word Transfiguration. He was changed before them. He was changed into his resurrected. He's often body and he's whole purpose was to demonstrate to us the truth of our not being alive off today and blow me down here comes Moses and Elijah, and by the way, by name and excuse me for a minute talking is not a single person who's ever died. That is dead. The Transfiguration demonstrates it. And when you begin to see this is Jesus folks, let's go to Luke chapter 16 you ready go all the way across the Luke chapter 16. This is powerful stuff. Luke chapter 16 the story illustrates it.

Let me read your few verses. I'm just going to pick up Luke chapter 16 and I'm going to pick up adverse 19 Biot just say this to you. This is Jesus talking this is not Billy Graham sign this Dr. Don Wilton is not the treatment of deacons is not your church. This is not a Democrat or Republican. This is Jesus one choice, one Savior One Life Jesus said there was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen, who feasted sumptuously every day and that he's gate was laid a poor man by the name of Lazarus, covered with sores who desired to be fêted with that which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, the dogs came by and licked the soul.

Now listen to this.

The poor man died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's side, Abraham's bosom. This is Jesus speaking to a Jewish audience. They believed in the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.

There was no doubt in the Jewish audience that no matter where Abraham was, that's where God wants the rich man also died and he was buried. The picture here is one man when he died, went up the other man when he died, went down and in hill being entitlement. He lifted up his eyes.

Everybody touch your eyes. This is not a figure of speech. One would think that off to someone died that they could no longer see, not according to Jesus, and he soul Abraham excuse me Abraham he soul. Abraham in heaven. On the other side.

Why did he have to lift up his eyes because he went down. He didn't look out.

He looked up. By the way, where is heaven heaven is up. How do we know that because when Jesus rose from the dead and then he appeared for over 40 days and then he went to the Mount of olives and he went up into heaven and the people of the disciples that were there. They looked up and I was struggling just like you and me. So just to make sure they didn't think I had seen incorrectly. God sent an angel who came and said why you're looking up the same Jesus that went up is going to come back down and this incredible story here illustrates the fact that not one person who's ever died and Jesus incorporated both those who die in Christ and those who die, having signaled Jesus wanted us to know that now let's go to John chapter 11 right go back go to John chapter 11.

Turn in your Bibles to John chapter 11 verse 38. How do we know that we will have life often again powerful questions and even more powerful answers from God's The Encouraging Word your listing to the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton, our teacher, don't go away. We back to complete today's message on one life in just a moment. He wants me to remind you were here for you to talk with you. Pray with you and connect with resources that will help you grow in your faith can do that a couple of ways. Either call us right now at 866899 word, but numbers available 24 hours a day as a matter fact, 866-899-9673 or meet us on our website, tewonline.org G, it's a place you find great resources like this ever felt lonely, isolated or abandoned. No one escapes the feelings of loneliness caused by separation, loss or isolation can strike anyone 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.

Fear not, along with the bonus book loneliness, how to be alone. Not only these powerful resources will help you overcome your loneliness and find comfort, security, and companionship in God. That's just one of many great resources on our website tewonline.org G.TE W online.org. Now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton in your Bibles to John chapter 11 verse 38.

How do we know that we will have life often because the miracle amazes it so in Chapter 11 of John's Gospel.

We got the story of who Lazarus of Bethany. So the Bible says in verse one certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany in the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment. So now let's go to verse 38 show you what happened here because this man was so ill and the two sisters who loved him very much and layoffs. Jesus please hurry and come as they believed in Jesus and in his healing power but Lazarus died. He was dead. I mean the being actually into his two. The actual one visit the town of Bethany Village and this is where Lazarus died.

He was dead right. Let's pick up John chapter 11 verse 38 then Jesus deeply moved again came to the tomb. It was a cave and a stone lay against Jesus said, take away that started Martha, the sister of the deed man said to him, Lord Bob this time they will be an Buddha because he's been dating for four days already. I've often wondered why did Jesus leave him daily for four days I think. To prove a point and not any that, but to the Jewish audience because the Jewish people back in their day. Believe that there was a life-giving spirit that was still present up to the third day of did so Jesus said well I'll just take him to the fourth day. I'll even address the most skeptic of skip ask about life often did. And in verse 40 Jesus. He did not tell you that if you believe you would see the glory of God.

So they took away the stone.

And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said father I thank you. You always hear me, and we find this amazing Jesus looks into the cave and he stands in the cave and nieces Lazarus. I remember this man's been dead for how long four days. Lazarus by name, all and blow me down here he comes. I wouldn't of been they all were to run a mile. You know, we have we have this human body so these things are not easy to understand and you may struggle to understand these things but that's the beauty about knowing Jesus because when you give your heart to Jesus the spirit of God takes hold of you and he guides you into all truth.

You start to understand the most difficult things sometimes. And then there's 1/4 point. If the transfiguration demonstrates up in the story illustrates up in the miracle of the raising of Lazarus back to life amazes it. It's an amazing story. Well, the resurrection of the Lord Jesus authorizes so you can go, let's go back to Luke okay go back to Luke the lost chapter verse 24 Luke chapter 24 and his Jesus, and Jesus has been raised from the dead, and he appears on what is called the road to Emmaus. This is just the road leading up to Jerusalem. It's an amazing place to be. I remember us, with The Encouraging Word doing a video television series. They some years ago and and I still have that lack out of body feeling standing there on the road to Emmaus talking about Jesus appearing off the Dodd came back to life, and he appears to the disciples in person he was authorizing everything he said about life often did. Chapter 24 Lenny read a few verses go to verse 45 then Jesus open their minds to understand the Scriptures, and he said thus it is written that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem and besides that you are now witnesses to this so my friends every day person, according to Jesus than the number of things I've I've got a list of maintenance. This law but cannot just point out a few things to every dead person did a number things every dead person, Jesus talks about what they walked so you can get down Your legs you going to have legs off to you die every person talked again to Aust just hit your vocal cords. Every dead person talked.

They spoke led by Jesus when Jesus came out of the tomb, he told everywhere he went he spoke, he had a tongue of voice. Every person reason there was thinking involved cognitive ability.

Brain your head your brain your ability to think often you die. Have you ever heard someone say, well at least he's at peace now what does that mean every dead person, according to Jesus, was identified and names are used the same name that they had when they were on the server is Jesus trying to make a mockery of us. I believe because of this, my name is going to be dawn in heaven. And why do I believe that because I want to be cute Noah because Elijah was a larger Moses was Moche, Moses, Abraham was, you don't think Jesus could have changed to some kind of bit more angelic name or something. Why would Jesus do this.

Does Jesus play games with people is God.

Ashoka and and every person related related. There was a relationship now you got insert into this this WordPerfect perfect because Bible says we going to be made perfect.

There's no more suffering no more pain. How do you describe perfect I don't know.

I week we how do you describe perfect. How can we possibly describe perfect we see through a glass dimly within face-to-face so God gives every person one choice that's that's what this column is about one choice. I want you to make sure that you know Jesus today. Give your life to Christ and if you present in one of our peptide worship services today check that off. They say today I'm putting my faith in Jesus.

Give your life to Christ you talk to him, Lord Jesus, I know that you real in your life.

It doesn't have to be a perfect prayer know in the Bible does it say pray the perfect prayer we always add this these extra things don't like you go to this and say that do this and you go to stand rotten dress right do rotten on we do these things just because we love Jesus but Jesus didn't attach all of the things that we've grown so good at doing just give your heart. Jesus, you tell them, let it come from your heart, one Savior, because of Jesus, you know him would you commit to sharing your faith with just one person tell someone, Aust, would you like to give your heart to Jesus one life see this life. I don't wait for when I died to receive the life of Christ. I have that life no. Do you know him, you need a church home.

Do you need a place where you can come you can be part of your life will change today my friend, you will be a different person inside out 11 new meaning new life you purpose because you made one choice about one Savior concerning one life Lord Jesus, as we go into a time of invitation, albeit a brief time there are people everywhere making decisions for Christ today. There are people determining it's time for them to become engaged in the church the people today who said you know what I need this every I need every to be listening to reading the word of God to be part of praise and worship like this, I needed every I need more. And today I make that decision. Lord Jesus, on praying in Jesus name for people today. Precious people, and I pray this prayer in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Amen. Praying on the pastor moments ago giving your life to Jesus. Perhaps today you been missing all along and you realize it's time to come back to Christ you know Jesus as your Savior, but he is not your Lord because you're not focusing on making him your Lord surrendering to him where wonderful resources will help you grow your faith on our website TW online.org but if you just gave your life to Christ to Rededicate Dr., Doctor Wilton had three resources he wants you to have right away if you'll call us at 866899 word 866899673 Brother email Dr. Wilton tell about your decision. He would love to hear from you. Don just done, DO, in@twonline.org he would love to pray for you and again. Make sure he'll make sure we get these resources to you if you call 866-899-WORD 9673 or email Don doin@twonline.org before get away closing thoughts from Dr. Wilton just before the Lord is put in my heart today. Pray for you know that's something that I can one another, but I just want you that prayer is so critical. You know that the Lord Jesus not only is out, but he wants is outraged. I'd like to pray for you today. You love the Lord, I know the things going on in your life.

Let's talk to the Lord. Heavenly father right now I want to proceed to my friend, searching, looking longing needing crying out to you. I just pray Lord Jesus even through the lens of this camera that by your spirit you would touch this person saw on so that prayer right not fulfill that need come down in the power of your spirit. Manifest yourself. I'm praying this in the strong name of Jesus we believe in prayer. You are the Christ, the son of the living God.

God, hear my prayer for my friends in Jesus name, amen, amen. I was the pastor was praying, I know he wants me to remind you were here to pray with you personally at 866-899-WORD. That's 866-899-9673 or online@twonline.org. You've heard about the resources available and as you invest in those resources. Some of you just become encouragers giving to the ministry every single month you are helping us share the love of Christ and every day people's lives are being changed discover more on our website tewonline.org