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June 24, 2022 8:00 am
Encouraging Word for you and me today. Through the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton message: what only God can do is reopen the word you bring with you any time at 866-899-WORD 866-899-WORD 9673 now today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton father what you've done is weigh out all of our understanding about comprehension what you done for us. The greatest sacrifice ever. The Lord Jesus would lay down his life on rugged Cross would be crucified and utilized for our sin and then by the power of God be raised from the grave Lord Jesus. We need you so badly we need you so badly Lord in our lives in our nation in this world. Look, this is an amazing weekend because we celebrate and we gives so many credible warriors. Thanks for having laid down their lives for what we enjoy today. This word freedom and we thank you for them and we bless their memory and then name the family, we will never forget what we struggle with today is this word freedom because we were free people always, Lord Jesus. We were sinful people. So today, Lord speak to us together just wrap us up. Review your self to us in Jesus name we pray. Amen. You know I'm just so glad to see so on Thursday Karen and I went to go and visit one of our families. As we got one family another family that another family overseas and after so we went down to visit without grandkids in New Orleans and my youngest grandson gave to me the greatest gift ever. When we left on Saturday morning we would just say briefly but we left to come all the way back, and he looked up in my face and he said chief I said what is it all of he said the worst thing about you and ducking coming to visit us is that you have to leave us again. I like that I just I just had to get that out of my system. I know why I said it. I just wanted to say you know I hope it you are just being placed at the end of the day folks cherish one another. Cherish your family don't listen to me now look like on the big wise man. Don't spend your life chasing off the empty rainbows.
Some of you dance, cut back and spend more time with your kids stop just cut out all that excess television and your incessant preoccupation with everything other. These things all have their place. They do, you young guys that all just married and starting families make up your mind what kind of day. That'll be what, grandpa, are you gonna be stop chasing off the empty rainbows at the end of the day your relationship with Jesus in your relationship with your wife and you children your family this Memorial Day with people all sum is beginning in the menu.
Just think about so many families are just getting together in here today there's some lonely people.
God's got a word for you today.
Could you not love, and at the end of the day do what matters. Stop trying to climb the corporate ladder of success all the time.
You don't have to be on top of the letter to enjoy the cross beneath your feet. God is burned a word in my heart today off. I feel like pulling up a chair. I'm standing up.
Today I've got no right to say some of these things want to speak to you on this memorial day about what only God can do what only God can do. So we gonna be in this, but I want to set the table and I'm gonna ask you to be prepared we are to be in second Samuel chapter 7 second Samuel chapter 7 is going to be very important to see this in just a moment. I have so many personally.
Now, this is Don speaking I got many many mixed feelings on this Memorial Day, and I'm one of so many hundreds of thousands of us.
II could stand up here today probably talk for the rest of the time we have about honoring these men and women who have paid such a sacrifice I could spend the rest of today talking about the United States. So let me just cite the is no greater country on the face of the earth. No greater.
There are no more wonderful people, the American person is the most generous giving go overseas folks everywhere you can see the Americans on being prejudice yeah next to you. They stand out everywhere, not just because we talk a lot least odd. But because we're upfront. We there's a spirit is a something the whole world. Why do you think everybody wants to come here, you've lost yourself the question, people are desperate to come here to this country.
This is the land that flows with milk and honey in the opportunities.
Just look at us look at our people. But what price our freedom. We love to tell everybody we are free. What price our freedom.
What did these people die for his freedom. Just a bunch of pack rats just doing whatever they want to do because they feel like it. Where is respect and honor and value in family and yes sir and no man, and please and thank you. What is the matter with us. Why is this such seething anger, hostility, freedom, living in a doggy dog world. The reason we end up with the presidents we have maybe because there are too many good men and women who are not stupid enough to want to be president and look what we get left with God is learning something in my heart that's why want to speak to you about what only God forgive the eruption will be back with the rest of today's message.
What only God can do by Dr. Don Wilton.
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He now back today's great teaching Dr. Don Wilton. These things are not always necessarily the most popular thing everything today.
You can't say anything because it gets politicized. I'm just looking at headlines. These are the these are some of the headlines, we're in trouble, how the you've all been massacre unfolded the hearts of just so devastated those families, those parents, those little ones. What price our freedom. What is it about America that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy machine-gun 350 rounds of ammunition. He couldn't walk into that store and bought alcohol. These of these or not we run in packs. Give me a break. 21 lives extinguished brown holds government Abbott accountable on mental health coming debunking false viral tweets Nepal Strattera airplane goes missing, with 22 people on board. Ukraine condemns the arrival of Russian vessel in U pole port to load medical Memorial Day sales are here and we've collected hundreds of the base one. Go for it America. We can just buy something more wrong decision. The debate over the thermostat is settled Buffalo. What a tragedy that someone would with such racial hatred would walk in to a plane just moved on unbelievably precious people in Buffalo, New York. You know, thousands of flights canceled so far on Memorial Day weekend. You know you could you just go through how to turn it upside down you go through all of these things.
What wound do we live in Johnny Depp.
What two months on television headlines and the people who actually watch absolute rubbish. Am I missing something.
This is just like headlines.
This is America arguing, fighting, forcing parents, getting in each other. Road rage okay. I think all of us understand that yeah I want to read something to you that happened in the word of God just takes me back to where I need to be we going to be in second Samuel chapter 7 and verse eight now therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David thus says the Lord of hosts, I took you from the posture from following the sheep that you should be prince over my people Israel. I have been with you where ever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and I will make you a great name, like the name of the great ones on the I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will think so. They may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more, and violent men shall afflict them no more as formally from the time I appointed judges over my people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies.
Moreover, the Lord victorious to you that the Lord will make you a house so that when you die is awful food. You lie down with your fathers. I will raise up your offspring after you shall come from your body and I will establish his kingdom shall build a house for my name and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be to him a father, he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men with the stripes of the sons of men, but my stable foxglove will not depart from him as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from you before annual costs and your kingdom shall be made sure ever before me.
Your throne shall be established for ever. May the Lord write this word to a halt.
I think you and I can agree that all of us can look at our wound look at our circumstances. Look at our lives and we certainly can count the placing. As I said to you I look at today and I think of all our boys and goals at camp and I think of the Simon programming and this beautiful church how much I love you and our families and one another in the food that we eat.
We can talk about but all of us. This just before God, would you just say Lord I am struggling I'm struggling to deal with what's going on in my world today.
Imams what is going on where all way is Jesus coming back are we living in in times there is a restlessness in all over the place.
What is our future like it's like this. What is it gonna be like in the days and years ahead.
What about our children. What kind of world are we bringing our children up in, and if that be the case, how do we as young parents relate to that. What should we do, how should we relate what's important.
I just want to share with you today. Based upon what God's Word teaches us on the simple but powerful truth. What only God can do. And then I want you to just get this in this passage. Speaking of David, the Bible tells us seven things that God did, I want you to really be encouraged with this God can turn nobody interest somebody that's what happened yet in verse eight God reminded David and said Tim listen there was a time when all you were with just what you were look at you now only God can turn nobody into somebody. So when we look at the growth of our little ones moms and days young people grandparents and we do everything that we can possibly as believers, you know I do love the Lord Jesus Christ subject God is the one God can take a nobody internal nobody interest somebody God is the one you take our heavenly father… You're on your own and everything the Americans, we don't seem to be doing so well on our own. Number two. Only God can be everywhere all the time.
You know, verse 911 verse nine a being with you wherever you went. Only God can be with us everywhere and all the time to boot.
God is everywhere, God's watching, God knows he sees your company's that's what happens when you give your heart and life to Jesus.
You see the spirit of the living God, and God by his spirit is everywhere full the time. Even in those moments when you are at your lowest point where you got the greatest questions number three God can prevent enemy attacks and we are under the enemies attack America. We are at war against Satan and he's found a tile feeding frenzy ground in the United States of America and he's ripping the heart about nation and our people apart and only God can prevent an enemy attack. Look at verse nine he said I will cut off all your enemies from you can go on later down into verse 11 in the second part of verse 11. I will give you rest from your enemies.
This relentless every day wake up these headlines. This use this sadness, these despicable acts of abuse against women and children even in our automation by people that we trust with all of our hearts. God what the me from amidst us. God will give you rest.
From that parents you are going to become exhausted. Listen. It's exhausting enough bringing up sons and daughters trust me Carolyn. I love to go and visit our grandkids.
How sweet it is to say goodbye. I mean, I don't know how they sleep and it's the biggest in the world and it's lovely for just one and all.
Days like we had tried for an entire year. Every day it's no wonder some of you look like you do listen if it weren't for makeup, we get a shot care of this morning from some of the young mothers here. You just did a good job but you had to get a up at 5 o'clock to get a divorce can place the is if you looked like you normally do at home. No wonder the postman dropped to my life in a box. I didn't say that. I just God what is God.
He prevents enemy tax.
How do we stop this attack God number four.
God only gone can protect God fearing people look at verse 10.
It's so powerful decision I will appoint a place for my people out plonk them there so they made will and not be disturbed over and over again. He goes on the nieces and violent men will not get to. Did you read that that would violent in the Hebrew text.
We can people on parents listen you know we talk about all these tragedies we don't talk enough about what kids see the violence on television. What we show what we project will be putting place to stop the stop and say is God will protect those. What a powerful teaching Dr. Wilton today. Are you under that protection of God you been listening to Dr. Wilson is been teaching and preaching from the pulpit and now as he steps in the studio. Open your heart what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now they are gone. I know that Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me cross the day I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart.
In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news. It's been a powerful day of Bible teaching here on The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton breath in these last few moments as Dr. Don has been beating us and teaching us and praying with us. You made a decision to rededicate your life to Christ or to give your life to Jesus for the very first time Dr. Don would love to rejoice in that moment with you like to write to them. You can write to Don CON at tewonline.org G we would love to pray for you and he will see to it that we make sure you get some of the free resources that will help you grow in your faith free resources to start your life with Christ, if you just gave your life to Jesus a resource that will help you recommit your life today was a day of rededicate my book Saturdays with is about an extraordinary relationship with a precious man impacted lives across the world. You don't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by his life to Dr. Don which houses all be in church on Sunday to celebrate Jesus Christ together is Encouraging Word