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October 5, 2022 4:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton and a message on looking for from behind a unique title again with yesterday already discussing concepts of not only Daniel chapter 2 and the concept of the structure and sequence in which this Bible stories told to us in this teaching and how it applies to us today but today when we die little bit deeper about how God speaks to us godly friends. God has placed around us right now. We believe God's placed us within earshot so to speak, and we love to pray with you and for you we can connect keyboard to keyboard on our email@example.com. Would love to have a conversation with you on the phone at 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 anytime 24 hours a day and now Dr. Don Wilton number one, don't be in a hurry. I tell you anything like me, I'm on one of these instant coffee generation. I wanted now and I wanted real hot I'm I'm like that but I tell you what it's got real bad I have to check myself I'm going to watch myself when I come to church because inevitably I'll get behind some dummy on the wrong side of the road and I don't realize I've got to get to a meeting and I look as though they got all week to get whatever it is they got. I know you've never been there before.
It's amazing you know we got McDonald's and Wendy's, Burger King, and we got Chick-fil-A and we got everything in between. We got drive-through someplace is about two and three drive-through and everything like that but it is amazing how my fingers thought the wrap when I tell you that I've taken longer than 37 seconds to deliver my French fries and why. Boiled chicken with my dad blasted and when I gave it and it's called and I'm really going to be up what kind of place is this anyway you see folks we live in a world in which we treat the crises of life in exactly the same way we rush out the door. We want to act and sometimes we act too quickly we don't stop and think and it seems to me this man, Daniel was in a crisis.
He was about to lose these and he turns to this magical area and he buys time. If I could just drop reinterpret the Aramaic dialogue that is going on here. He says cooling down son. Let's not be in such a hurry. No, no, no, no, let's not rush out Karen execute me right now.
Let's sit down and think about this, let's talk about this man to man. You see, we unite reactionary world folks if you want to see reactionary go to high school basketball game and just watch some of the parents in the stands now I'm going to stop right then move on to the next subject. Listen, it's hard.
Especially when you have a son playing in a game sit on that seat behave like a pasta but you know the reality is folks they some people in the stands of black who explode over the most insignificant thing. I mean, you think that that referee down there is the devil incarnate and you think that by bursting a blood vessel (that he's going to change his call down there and actually he's not and live becomes interpreted like that and we are confronted by crises and we react out all the perspective about a mode of operation. Listen to what happens you don't be in a hurry. Calm down by time number two second step on how to handle a crisis is return to your roots want you to notice something in verse 16. The Bible says at this Daniel went into the king and lost time so that he might interpret the dream for him and then in verse 17 then Daniel returned to his house and explain these things to his friends Caroline Misael and Azariah, then you'll about to lose these. First of all buys time in his predicament. Then he turns around walks away from his predicament and he goes back to his roots. You not do know what he does. He says you know I don't know how to handle this exactly. He looks around and he he sees people and he goes back to his roots.
Could you help me work through this good I share something with you folks. Sometimes it's a good thing to unload. Go back to your roots Shall break stop what you're doing your out-of-control when you get out-of-control you gotta getting her speed wobble and it didn't wobble. You become a date for a head on collision. Just stop and think about what's going on return to your roots number three seek godly counsel talk to people gather them to yourselves. I was speaking about this this morning that God speaks to us through godly friends to parents is the goddess placed around the skin you kite doctors do not just administered medicine but by all spiritual people they love the Lord Jesus Christ our associates in the church praying people that we work with our grandparents go sit down and talk to them and share your classes with them. Number four. Pray the prayer of faith you want to work through classes, pray the prayer of faith. Now what is the prayer of faith. Look at verse 18.
Eat them. Please see from the God of heaven: serving this mystery when you play with me to the God of heaven that God would give me mercy from heaven concerning these mysteries concerning this thing that I don't understand what a prayer he urged them Shadrach me shack and Abednego to plea for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery. What a way to handle a crisis. Number five pray specifically call your classes for what it is payment for what it is done to circumvent the issue.
If you're in the middle of a crisis at the moment hit the nail on the head young people. If you are dealing with issues right now in your life.
Deal with it directly if it's sexual in nature, deal with it something you putting into your body deal with it if it's bad language deal with the way you talk to your parents deal with bad grades at school. Do you if it's a choice you have to make do with what it is time return to your roots seek God and pray the prayer of St. God pleaded with God from C that he would show you how to understand and work through this great thing that is come upon then, of course, six. Praise God in a box. Look at verse 19 and Daniel praise the God of heaven praise God. We sang the doxology this morning. We should wait a minute. God says that we can prove he is will. But before we can prove he is will we need to get something sorted. Dr. we need to understand that whether we ruffled down we must thank God for the blessings of life because all things come from God.
God expects us. We need to praise him. Never use prayer as a weapon of talking to work wives, you know, Don turned your husband and say what I see you're in a bad mood. I think I'll pray for you kind of does something to solve the prayer time a little someone doesn't, well let's look at Daniel's prayer. First of all, Daniel was in a predicament. Second of all Daniel showed a lot of poise. I think he teaches us a lot on how to handle a crisis center. Daniel's prayer this prayer of Daniel from verse 19 through 23.
Focus is on the sovereignty of God in the sovereignty of God in different ways.
He begins with the absolute affirmation of his sovereignty, says praise be to the name of God forever and forever and forever.
But then he injects the sovereignty of God into the revelation of God into human lives.
How does this happen. Verse 21 he talks about the sovereignty of God in nature.
He changes the times and seasons then he talks about the sovereignty of God in history.
In verse 21 he sets up kings and he deposits them. Then he talks about the sovereignty of God in the knowledge he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to the discerning, then he talks about the sovereignty of God in Revelation, he reveals deep and hidden things he knows what lies in darkness and light dwells with him. Then he talks about the sovereignty of God as it is applied to the hearts of individual people like you and me.
Thank and praise you all God of my fathers, because you have given me wisdom and power you have made known to me what we Shadrach me shack and Abednego cost you.
You have made no us the dream of the King problem soul. What a journey he went through, you know the most difficult thing for you and for me to see is the solution to our problems before we reach the solution always much easier. In hindsight, so my always much easier to get out front look back and say Lord you done it for me. You know this man was praising God. And this man was acknowledging the sovereignty of God, jabbing reach the apex of the solution. He still didn't know that his head was going to be spread so it is that we move into Act III from verse 24 through 30. Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar.
Now come together. Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar how the dream was revealed to him. Two things I want you to know about this matter with which Daniel speaks and replies to the king, one note his confidence in verse 24. Then Daniel went to a restocking the king appointed to execute the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, do not execute the wise men of Babylon take me to the king, and I will interpret the dream for him. By the way, did you notice that in verse 25 I took Daniel to the king at once and said okay.
I have found a man are you with me then can you let me tell you something. I'm such a trusted and faithful servant. In fact I love buttering my own bread. I want you to know that through my jeans.
I have found a man from among the exiles and you can tell the king what we mean. It's amazing. It's amazing how some people want to take the credit away from God, listening to Dr. Don Wilton all one exciting message still much more to come.
In this looking forward from behind.
Actually, the conclusion of this message coming up in just a moment.
But as we think about Dr. Wilton and his concept of giving thanks and sharing testimonies. You know that our testimony personally has been the goddess changed us from the inside out my own personal testimonies that I grew up in and around the church do the right things to say the right things to do the right things not to do, but I didn't have a personal relationship. Jesus Christ, do you know Jesus personally doubt that you need to have taken care of would like to have someone pray with you about your salvation. We stand ready to connect for any reason, that God would lead you call Sue that's 866-899-WORD shot the number down stored in your cell relatable 24 hours a day at 866899673 or firstname.lastname@example.org that back today's message. Looking forward from behind. This is the conclusion with Dr. Don Wilton God was involved in this Daniel had of the sovereign hand of God in everything that had been saved and everything that was done Daniel now teaming with confidence begins immediately to think about folks when God delivers you from the crises of life. You take those steps which are necessary, God is going to immediately enable you to transfer the joy that you have into the lives of others but not only notice confidence with low Daniel's conviction from verse 27 Daniel spoke directly. He said no wise man knowing taunt the magician will divinely can explain to the King the mystery, but there is a God in heaven reveals mysteries, folks. If you go back to chapter and verse 10. Look at the contrast the astrologers on the king and said there is not a man on earth who can do what the king all okay now. Have a great and mighty is able such a thing of any magician or improper astrologer.
What the king losses to difficult no one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among the major Daniel replied in verse 27 you're right no wise man magician will divinely can explain to the king about the mystery, but there is a God in heaven. A lot of reviews ministries. I want a statement of the sovereign hand of God, what an incredible pronouncement. Just some thoughts number one Nebuchadnezzar was looking for oranges in all the wrong place.
This man tried to turn everywhere to try and find the solution to his own problems, but he was looking in the wrong place, just like many of us number two I submit to you the Daniel just as we are today is a mirror reflecting God's truth.
God uses people just people like you and me to be reflect tolls of God's truth. What an incredible privilege God gives number three I want to submit to you that your extremity and my extremity is God's opportunity folks.
God is in the business of allowing us to sit on the precipice of life God wants us to be on the God wants us to be dependent on him totally and I believe God will do whatever it takes to get us to that point, folks. One of the fears that I have full beloved America during these days is that I wonder at what point God is going to take us to the point at which this nation has got no other alternative but to recognize that our extremity is God's opportunity at the moment we are playing a game with God. God wants to see a soapbox team that we have only gone to trusted that we have nowhere to turn that when we are at a dead God moves in number four. I want to submit to you based upon this incredible plate here in Daniel chapter 2. We must all always praise God no matter what our circumstances, we are people who are very prone to forget we forget very easy. We forget what God is done for us. We forget where we beat, we forget the sacrifice that was by we forget the men and women who laid down their lives. We forget the incredible things that were done for our freedom when it comes to God, we are no better off than the Israelites. We wonder around in the wind of this, God pours down manna from heaven.
And we forget first. Finally, the God of heaven has a personal message for each one of us. For each one of us. God speaks to us. I went to David Wise about three weeks ago David Weiser is the chairman of our stewardship campaign this year and whole emphasis this year is not to ask anyone to give anything our whole emphasis is to thank everyone for being what God has called us to be folks. Collectively we need to be thanking God for what he's doing for us.
I said to David Weiser, said David, God's chosen you to be our stewardship leader this year.
What is God putting your heart and he looked at me and he said to me, pasta is one thing that I wonder whether you would consider that I said watch that brother. He said well I know that it means that you not going to be able to preach on Daniel for that night like you usually do and I guess they going to be a lot of people disappointed but you think that during the month of March that we could have just one Sunday night with all of God's people come back into God's house like we did last year. All we do is sing praises to him have microphones pray to the Lord. Give thanks and shape testing.
That's all we do.
I looked at him and said to him what you trying to tell me that I have to give up preaching so that we've got to come to church and say thank you to the law if I know that I wouldn't start of the study that's robbing me of an opportunity, not at all. Folks with great joy in my heart my spirit that he is. In the spirit of Christ, and I said team, but often rolled David Daniel. Daniel thanked God he took time just think next Sunday night. All we going to do is thank God.
In this century. If you not care next Sunday night you got something to talk to the Lord about you need to have a conversation with the Lord next Sunday night they were going to be microphones up and down. These are Steve is going to lead us in the song to Brian's going to be playing for us and I'm going to stand up here and I'm going to read one verse of Scripture we lost people to come to microphones just like James Bond into my site. I want to thank God.
I wonder awesome God I want to petition the Lord I want to thank you for my family. I want to thank you for my church.
I want to thank him for our budget. I want to thank him for missions.
I want to pray for one another for our moms and dads and our ministry workers. I want to pray for our young people. I want to pray for our country.
I want to pray for the preaching of the word of God, pray for my grandmother. I love her so much I just want to stop and I just want to thank God for what he's done. It seems to me most remarkable ladies and gentlemen deny that standing on the threshold of his own execution that this man took time to thank the Lord you bow your heads with me tonight. Every head bowed and every eye closed father, you have spoken through your word and you've spoken through the public testimony of baptism deny you spoken our father so deeply within our hearts that we have no alternative than to recognize that without him we are nothing without you, Lord Jesus, we have nothing without you we are nothing without you.
We can go nowhere without you, Lord, we are sentenced to death.
We ought to be beheaded publicly. We are going to lose everything that we have with you. So father tonight, we come before you present. We cry to heaven. We plead for the God of heaven, to have mercy upon us.
Help us understand these mysteries help us in our moments of crisis. Help us to know God, that it is you and remove and we have our being character give us give us determination, the power to be able to stand up and this will of God. We need we need you in our homes and on our campuses. We need you in our churches. We need you in our state capitals. We need you in the White House. We need you, Lord Jesus, in every aspect of Avenue of the very fabric about being because we are people who are lost without you, Lord, teach us away right your song upon our hearts prepare each one of us to be thrown into the lion's being so the Lord in the fonts we might claim the victory because we know that you will close the bowels of even the most vicious of roaring lion, and you will deliver us because you are our God Jehovah and we worship you tonight in spirit and in truth. In Jesus name Lord with Thanksgiving. We pray. Amen. Turning your hymn books to him 300 without him I could do nothing without him. I'd surely file without him I would be drifting like a ship without a site without him I could be dying without him. I'd be enslaved without him. Life would be hopeless. But Jesus, thank God I'm saying onto you. Glad to be yet or not, aren't you ready for the week.
Aren't you ready to go understand and be prepared ready to be mom and dad businessman of business lady want you ready to go and stand tall for the Lord God does for us. See without him with enough data, join some of my brothers down here at the front.
There is something need to come tonight to join the church put your roots down say this is where we want to grow spiritually come tonight. Right now, make that decision before be resolved suddenly to compensate plaster. I want Jesus Christ in Baja without him on nothing better so you tonight.
What Jesus Christ is done for us.
You make all the difference in your life. Your turn you around your song upon the hall Sterger hard to today's preaching from Dr. Wilton or its prereading and you know it's time to make a decision to make a course correction. Let us echo that with you. Let us put resources in your hands that will help you grow, we stand ready to connect right now at 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 or email@example.com. These are important thoughts that God is starting your heart and perhaps coming up next Dr. Wilton. The most important concepts of the day.
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.
Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today, 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.
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