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September 20, 2022 4:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton in this message on Blessed assurance we made great headway yesterday. Starting on this message from Dr. Blessed assurance conclusion come today. In just a few moments as we open God's Encouraging Word together. We also want to know that our hearts are open to spend some time praying with you right where you are, no matter what's going on your life. It's our joy to connect with you at 866-899-WORD and pray you through the next what's he going to be.
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How long was the tribulation going to go on. We know that from the book of Revelation shaman you divided into two equal parts 3 1/2 and 3 1/2 years. We know that the Scriptures teach us here Daniel exasperated by what he sees an ongoing climate for you in a minute to show you exactly what and theocracy. He sees how long is this going to go on winds up going to.
So he said to me like 2300 evenings going to talk to about that in a minute, evenings and mornings. That's about 1550 days. Guess what folks that's exactly how long, and theocracy epiphanies room full and that is exactly how long his persecution of the Jews took 2300 mornings and evenings 1550 days on the bottom.
I just bought a wine guy sitting here wondering about this. This vision came 500 years before the fact now look what happens while Daniel was watching the vision trying to understand it there before me stood one who looked like a man, and I heard a man's voice from your life: Gabriel Toles man the meaning of the vision by the way, just as a matter of interest. Gabriel the angel Gabriel is mentioned four times in the Bible. Did you know that is mentioned in Daniel 815.
This passage is mentioned again over the page in Daniel 921 and then the angel Gabriel is mentioned twice in the New Testament is mentioned in chapter 1 in verse 18. Then again in Luke chapter 1 verse 26 and did you know that the only other angel who is mentioned by name as the angel Michael, Michael and Gabriel verse 17 as he came near the place where he was standing. I was terrified and fell prostrate son of man, he saved me understand that the vision can turn concerns the time of the end while he was speaking to me. I was in a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me and raised me to my feet. He said I'm going to tell you what will happen later in the time of the Ross because the vision concerns the appointed time of the that's pretty self-explanatory movement to Warner-Lambert your soul. By the way any of you wondering how worked out what the two warm grandma's. This is going to show you what an incredible genius. I really am. I wish I could take credit for the RAM that your soul represents the kings of greens and the Persians. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece any more questions somebody guide me the other day may say to me fostered was just a good Christian said how do you know what was said to me how how do you know that that's the mean Medo Persian Empire. I said just because I'm brilliant. That's why much quiet quiet easy your modes talk to be humble when you really brilliant. You know and then I open my Bible and laughter in this verse I said it's right there, the shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king Alexander the great, the forms that replace the one that was broken will represent four kingdoms that would emerge from his nation, but will not have the same power in the latter part of their writing.
When rebels have become completely wicked stern faced king, a monster of intrigue will arise. This is not talking about the antichrist. This is talking about a total time of the antichrist, a full run if you please. This is evidence that God is giving to us that God is capable of doing anything that God wants to do. Verse 24 people become very strong, but not by his own power. He will call his astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does, he will destroy the black teammate and only people he will cause the sea to prosper, what is the number one thing that the cross is going to be friends.
He's going to close the sink to prosper is going to get up inside some folks don't worry about it.
I know that several million people suddenly disappeared. Yet I know that they just suddenly, I know they were boxes that were left planes without pilots in them and I know there was a mother giving birth to a child and an analog alone and all things related to the rapture but so powerful is going to be the deceit of the antichrist that he is going to succeed in meeting and deceiving those who are left behind, that you are secure as believers and we say no but friend, we see evidence of that kind of deceit. Even today sometimes I will look at things that go on in the world. Be honest with you, even in our beloved nation of the United States of America.
Some of the things that happen on the political front. Some of the behavior of political leaders. Some of the messages that all seem to this nation by those who are in positions of authority and yet when the polls come back.
The popularity of those evil is much higher than it was before the moral behavior and some of us look at the Welland nation and a people who are void of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives are living in complete blindness.
The Bible says that outside of Jesus Christ. Any spirit we are rendered useless.
We are completely capable of being able to see or deal with the truth and even David exasperates me to think much and to what extent the deceit of the antichrist is going to be.
Well it's read about verse 25 he will cause the sea to prosper and he will consider himself superior. What is the antichrist. What's he going to consider himself to be God. He's going to consider himself to take the place of God. He's going to consider himself superior when they feel secure when all people going to feel secure in the tribulation. The half landmark off to 3 1/2 years. What does the Bible say about the antichrist.
The antichrist for the first 3 1/2 years is going to speak, please security worry got it all under control, please don't panic no problem here, ladies and gentlemen. Everyone be called on about it all under control. Our government is doing well. We got everything in place. I want you to know stocks are up fact I'll guarantee you the one way in which she's going to get control of this nation want me to tell you unprecedented prosperity you make sure that the economy is good and people don't care what kind of morality comes out of those who need us. Listen to me brother you make sure I got enough money in my back pocket. I don't care what you do or how you live, you like sure that my business is booming and I don't care what I have to sell in order to get a you want me to tell you how they going to put a lottery in the South Carolina say this second same as the first just what we can do for education.
You know what happens half the population are like a bunch of dead fish. They cannot distinguish they just walked down they just begin the highway they begin to drink and eat whatever comes their way, and when they bite they don't understand. I always feel sorry for fish. My wife says she doesn't like to fish because she hates seeing things hanging from their lips, our boys try to work it out. I know she's your somewhere but you know you just think about fish yet they all they are beautiful.
Many of the colors on the envelope to fish is nothing better in the whole world and yet they are swimming around minding their own business hungry. I like to be hungry, not hurting anybody harming anybody inside me how they combine the meal comes floating by and I say that is unbelievable. I can't believe it's just like manna from heaven. Here comes the meal and Joe they go and realize when I take a box of the meal. At this visible cave 900 and when they bite they bite into a sentence of death is true with call to be light in the dark world and our prayer is that we can put resources and things in your hands will help you shine that light brightly if you're not receiving the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Don. I would challenge you can always stop getting it you can always sign out so the speaker or board. Delete yourself from our mailing list, but if you go on our website EW online.org you can sign up for a daily email, seven days a week and it comes from Dr. Wilton with just a moment of God's word of verse or two. That's important to Dr. Donnan and he explains that expands on that maybe shares an illustration application and then moves on to a day of launching your day in God's Encouraging Word get a jump start my quiet time. I pray you would consider using it. You can also text the word daily to 30500 and will send you a quick link to sign up for that's texting the word daily to 30500 I will sign you up. That way you can sign up email@example.com else die back in today's message. Blessed assurance with Dr. Don Wilton Christ is going to get up to things that you about my struggle.
I certainly struggle with it. That little phrase the goals deceit to prosper and he will consider himself superior when you secure Revelation teaches us that at the half way mark three and all point in the same in your tribulation. The world is just to be wonderful.
Christ is going to be as it were in the seat of authority and power. He's got everything. People believe in him. I got them all to be saying hi antichrist whatever reason, I might be.
People are going to be having the number 666 written only for its and all the sudden at the high of peace and security. The Bible says the antichrist is going to reveal himself for who he is and the lost 3 1/2 years of the tribulation unmitigated terror hardship and pain. Well, let's see what he says. Verse 25 he will close deceit to prosper. He will conquer consider himself superior when they feel secure, he will destroy mammy and take his stand against the Prince of princes hit. He will be destroyed, but not by human power or I love that part don't you see that's when Jesus Christ comes again, you can just write they put the Mount of olives and you can just see the Lord Jesus Christ coming back to the same way that he lived. He's going to land right.
God is spoken to me and refresh my heart and so many more things in my heart I want to stand there on the Mount of autos. I want to stand there and look at I want to sing God and I want to look up and I want to read these passages and understand that Jesus Christ is going to come. What course you going to be with him because we know that we been taken up to meeting so shall we be together with the always of God. We march against site to be defeated once and for all.
And guess what, I don't think we got even have to fire a bullet. I don't like shooting anyway.
You know why we have to fire a bullet says he is going to be defeated, but not by human power. One lady came up to me one time and she said you live classroom so glad I'm going to heaven if the rapture occurs first on day to be with the Lord forever. But you know that second coming. When we come in the battle of Armageddon and having been so much more study in this area been trying to visualize and imagine see where these armies come from. Since I've been here in the book of Daniel, and how God describes the East from the west of the South and the law and the whole configuration of the armies of the antichrist of Satan and how this is all gone by this lady said to me pasta.
The that makes me nervous is that I don't know about this coming back and marching through the Golden gate and Armageddon fighting this war and killing all these people know that I want to get involved in that lasted. Guess what, you're not going to lift a finger because the Bible says he's going to be defeated by human power, but simply by the very voice of God. The same voice that spoke the heavens and the earth into place, God speaks and even the winds and the waves obey his voice. I believe on that day at Armageddon as we gather together I believe that God in all his radiant glory, the king of kings and the Lord of lords is just going to stand there and he's going to speak victory just Dr. Brown.
Let's see what happens. Verse 26 the vision of the evenings and mornings that is being given to you is true, but seal up the vision for it concerns the distant future.
Daniel was exhausted so I let it go for several days. Then I got up and went about the king's business.
I was appalled by the vision and it was beyond understanding.
So, yet we all know we are looking at the great talks of history. One of the preachers that I listen to had some very interesting thoughts that each keep talking history is being highlighted by certain significant events and turning points are: turning points. The spiritual turning point in the ages was the Reformation, the cultural turning point was the Renaissance, the intellectual turning point in the Epoque history was the age of Enlightenment and reason suddenly began to move into the age of reason. All the age of modernity. The modern era, which is lost depending on what side of historical sequence you find yourself seated upon the modern era rarely has inspired now for some 300 years and it is based upon a foundation which gives to us the following five salts or basic hypotheses basic presuppositions upon which the age of reason is number one that human reason has replaced God is the center of life you want to put a little phraseology within a bracket behind the foundation of the age of reason, you could put the preparation for the arrival of the antichrist. This is what's been happening. This is why the soil is so for top number one human reason has replaced God is the central black number two. Today is when it can be proved scientifically. That's the age of reason that Martin is only true only when it can be proved scientifically no other way we can take God at his word.
Faith is a no expression number three, the world is actually getting better and is going to culminate in the age of Utopia. That's what the age of reason says don't worry about a thing.
Everything's going to be wonderful number for the man is basically good judge of humanism and its ultimate expression is basically good.
You don't have to worry about it.
You want to find something to yourself. Folks, that's one new page has gripped America new page has gripped America and everybody from movie stars to politicians to famous people and intellectuals are just flocking often. You know why because new age at it's very hot says listen I want you to know that is essentially good by nature, you want to find the answer to life.
Look into your own heart. Well, God tells us exactly the opposite number five. All values are relative.
Let's find how do you do because that means that there are no absolutes. There are no absolutes agrees that God is up for grabs means that Jesus is a maybe. The Holy Spirit is a potential happiness is something that can never be obtained is nonexistent. Only the pursuit of truth is existent, but you could never achieve or attain truth because there is no such thing as an absolute, but have a jolly good time trying to find it anyway and so the question comes down to this.
Daniel is being confronted by the most important question and that is this mankind survive going way back to his time and God is going to cite the way back. Daniel stopped Daniel.
You cannot survive. You cannot survive without me with God is destined for absolute unmitigated disaster. The only reason you have for existence is found in the heart of a God who loves you and so he has this extraordinary vision.
I wanted just then focus just for these closing thoughts on the little horn of chapter 8 and you walk us epiphanies Bible tells us in in verses 910 1112 the Bible says that the little hole that came out of the Greek empire that he started small, just like the antichrist he grew in power just like the antichrist, he achieved greatness just like the Enterprise. Verse 11 says he is anti-God. Just like the antichrist. Verse 11 said is the place of worship was destroyed just like the antichrist. Verse 12 says he prospered, just like the antichrist and verse 12 also says that is destroyed.
That is exactly the behavior and the results of that crap in the behavior by virtue of the antichrist.
Verse 13 culminates with the work of God and that God speaks loudly and clearly and boldly heard the holy one will speak the explanation of the vision. Well, what about Antioch us epiphanies came out of the Seleucid dynasty. He was anti-Semitic. Verse nine tells us that an historic history confirms that he ruled for 1150 days.
Verse 14 tells us that is exactly what 2300 evenings and mornings.
All it fits exactly and he was also a prototype of the antichrist. Every activity and every characteristic of Antioch us epiphanies is a blueprint of the activity of the antichrist not just let me give you a few historical facts to support this one and he actually knew to the Jewish while we do know from history that Betty marched against Jerusalem and Lansing. Verse nine, the beautiful land.
That's exactly what he did. Second of all, verse 11. The Bible says that it took away the daily sacrifice from him in the place of his century was brought low, God is using this broadcast to let you know he is ready to take his rightful place as the Lord of your life many years in my own life I knew about God. God was with a part of my life and he was not the Lord that you like to make him Lord of your life today. I previewed open your heart right now to perhaps the most important words coming out of our pastor's mouth. They are next. Are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why did you pray this prayer with me right now.
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