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The Dominion of a Man, Part 2

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April 12, 2021 8:00 am

The Dominion of a Man, Part 2

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April 12, 2021 8:00 am

Dominion is a word you don’t hear a lot in everyday conversation, but it’s the name of an often-misunderstood biblical concept Dr. Tony Evans is here to tell us about. Join him for this look at the mission God gave to men and the resources He provides to carry it out.


By looking for happy without being underneath God Dr. Tony Evans says there's more to marriage than living happily ever after.

And when we begin to see all that God can do.

Celebrating the faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the Trinity when your car is out of alignment.

Your wheels are actually pointing in slightly different directions.

Eventually your tires either wear out or go flat today. Dr. Evans talked about why so many marriages have the same problem and what men should be doing about let's join when God created human rights to any history from his point in eternity.

It's called in theology, but don't make the agreement that he made with mankind.

What the male role is you have to understand the dominion covenant because that's key to understanding what you are about individually what marriage is about and what purpose is about all lined up in this one agreement that God made with history through mankind. In Genesis chapter 1 verse 26 we read then God said, let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.

God created man in his own image in the image of God he created him male and female he created God blessed them, and God said to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and little over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth. Three words establish the covenant that role. That means dominion to rule over is to exercise dominion. He says I want to create man and I want to create men.

Mankind in my image image is a mirror when you went to the restroom and when you look in the mirror and saw a reflection of yourself. You looked at your image. God says I want to have look-alikes images image bearers on earth who reflects off let us the Trinity in heaven. So God created man to borrow from the visible realm what God is like in the visible realm, God created mankind so that would get a reflection of heaven through mankind.

So he created man first, and he put them in the garden. The garden was the place of God's abiding presence so everywhere you went all day long. The Bible says he walked with God doing the cool of the day's work.

God hung out together. It was a dynamic relationship, not an event.

What going to church. No limiting church that is living in God's reality so that was Adam's responsibility for there is he God says in verse 18 then the Lord God said it is not good for man to be alone I will make him a helper suitable for him before Adam realized he was alone.

God determines he was alone and said I'm going to get him a helper, a helper suitable for him to let's get this straight.

We have a lot of singles here. Let me explain something Adam didn't need Eve to become complete because we mix up being single and being alone does not. Same thing is assumed. If I'm single, no, no. If you are single.

The word single, you look it up in Webster's dictionary means you need all is what it means. We have stitched it into being alone.

If you are a single light. Adam is right now like he will be before she's introduced Adam. You are supposed to be a complete single marriage should be a bonus not a necessity. You are to be completed so that God brings out all the animals he brings them out to see what man would call in the man names all the cattle verse 20 naming in the Bible is a big deal because naming in the Bible has to do with claiming authority over that which you name so is not just giving the word. It is to omit to name it is to now for those people worry about anemic claimant theology, let me clarify.

Adam could only name what God brought in the could never go out name and stuff know God had to bring in first which is why a man must be in relationship with God. Because if you're not close the God he read the will bring it all. You won't see it when he does bring because you don't carry operating God's presence.

I don't operate in God's presence. We don't see what is bringing I'm sure many of us submitted is not on a lot of stuff God brought right in front of but we didn't see it because we just visited him when operating in Eden that is in his ongoing presence in relationship it says God brought it any name what God brought dominion seeing God bring things before you saying that that is being brought before you by God and you giving it an identity, so it is to accept what ever you name you are now responsible for you only God did name it. He just brought it says and what you want to see what Adam called all the animals from agency from Aardvark to zebra is a big job, but for Adam there was not suitable help. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep verse 31 to fall upon the man and he said God put you to sleep go to sleep so got sleep and slept. God took out one of his ribs and closed up the flesh of that place and then God fashioned into a woman the rib which he had taken from the man and brought it to the man Adam gets even while exploring and at the club.

Adam is slaughtering so God takes his time and takes vision real, but any turns it into this magnificent creation called woman God takes her hand and said God brings her so if God brings Eve to Adam. That means even if in fellowship with God to even take his hand to be led by him because he knows where Adam is located so she in fellowship with God Adam. So God makes it look up.

He takes Eve brings her to Adam so he sees it coming and he says she shall be called woman should become what he just knew he named her woman that's a man with a long take you back Genesis chapter 1, we will make man in our own image in male and female he made man in his own image is called woman and she's a man with a wolf because I woman was made to receive a woman receives a the man's name Adam names or any man who has a woman won't take your name is not the woman you should marry she wants to take his name. Why, because whatever you name you responsible for whatever you name you own whatever you name you government it is the responsibility of naming to claim responsibility over that which you name by the way, why God didn't let Joseph and Mary named Jesus he named Jesus because Joseph and Mary would be responsible for Jesus, the father would be responsible for the science healing probably is all Jesus. If I got a do my father's will, because he made me so naming means responsibility. So you must ladies claim that name, and you must come alongside to expand the domain that God has intended for the man. Once you enter into that relationship she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man so managed to leave his father and mother does everything about the woman leaving her father and mother until the man leaves his father and mother because he's responsible for setting up a new homestead. The Bible calls this relationship, the couple now accompanied a covenant is a divinely created bond that does one thing, it covers a covenant is a mechanism through which God's favor flows. If you are not complementing that is operating under the guidelines and governance of God. If you're not doing that you're on covered and if you're uncovered. That means the intervention save of seeing God is not free flow. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 29 ninth I give you this covenant that you might prosper that I might be able to do my thing through you.

So the reason that the devil wants to make you miserable if you are married.

If he wants to keep you uncover and once he keeps you uncover God care flow.

Once you keep you divided.

God will flow. God says that the heart is mistreatment wife and first Peter three verse seven mistreating the white not recognizing or appreciating her diminishing her physical or emotionally abusing her. Tell that man do not pray I will not listen to his prayer. That's how important the woman is and how she's treated and valued, and in fact you should ladies accept nothing less than that because our ultimate responsibility is to God. There's a lesson here for singles to Dr. Evans will come back to tell us about that just a moment. Stay with us.

God has big plans to you that you rather imagine your remand of influence strengthen great are you ready to live up to your highest potential death Evans brand-new book and Goodman rising a follow-up to his breath selecting the man which sold over 400,000 copies challenges meant to sharpen their spiritual and relational skills to intentionally live with an influencer mindset to Goodman rising today for yourself or someone you love. During the journey of men rising up to impact culture visit from the dog or your marriage bookstore online retailer can government right kingdom man release nearly a decade ago, has helped hundreds of thousands of men understand who they are in the role God designed for them and, at long last, Tony's powerful follow-up book kingdom men rising is now available for you get it and learn how to be inspired to break past the obstacles of helplessness, boredom and regret. Instead, replacing them with power significance and influence. We are excited to be able to offer this book to you today in a special double package deal, along with Tony's inspiring new book.

You can also receive all 12 full-length messages in his current series of the same name kingdom men rising together, these resources can help you live up to your highest potential learn from the real life struggles and challenges of other men as they seek to fulfill their purpose for God's kingdom right now.

When you make a contribution to support Dr. Evans work through the urban alternative will send these resources to you as our gift our way of saying thanks for making this ministry possible visit Tony to get the details and if you want to go even deeper into this important subject or are looking for a good way to share this beneficial material with others. Consider getting a copy of the companion kingdom men rising Bible study again all the details are or you can reach out to one of our friendly resource team members to help with your request. When you call 1-800-800-3222 again that's 1-800-800-3222. Here's Dr. Evans was more of today's message of Malachi chapter 2 verse 13 to 16. Isn't this is important for the single glistening he says she is your wife by covenant, but it goes on the say you are to gather what this in spirit now here's the way most people get together, they get together by attraction that the physical you see somebody they look good. She looks good. He looks good in your tracker and that's my memos on the outward appearance, that's fine. But that's just phase 1.

Now we go to phase 2 phase 2 is so me, that means we like each other. In other words we connect Malachi's is a whole beep 11's. Spirit is your joint connection with God.

That spirit people were soulmates.

They thought they will get along, talking to want to be in the same room we met each other what real life studying personality differently showed up that we don't like each other but if there is no spiritual. Those two are enough to destroy the spirit must be put up because then you can manage the stone. Now let's make it. Dominion is not domination. First Corinthians chapter 11. We start with verse 74 man ought not to have his head covered since he is the image and glory of God.

The word glory means to advertise, stay with me.

The man is to advertise God make God look good, but the woman is the glory of the man I know some you will you go like that, but get mad at God, not me woman is the glory of the mantle here is the man making God look good. The one making the man look good if you make it God look good. Which means if the management God look bad. She can make you look good so that Amanda get mad at their wives for not supporting them while the men are not supporting God. So are you getting from her is what God is getting from you, so God is sent when I get what I'm supposed to get from you and maybe you'll start getting what you want to get let's go for man does not originate from woman, but woman for me.

Remember the red Florentine man was not created for the woman say woman for the man's sake.

Remember, make a helper suitable for you. So he made the woman to come alongside what is ladies that fall the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head because of the angels. Let me pause limit which falls right there. Every Christian is been assigned an angel. Hebrews 114 six so when you go to God and you say I need you to do this.

I want to do that one of the way is by dispatching his message to your assigned angels to act in Whatever Way, God wants to act in light of your prayer. He says, but when a woman is not operating under authority he calls covering. If you're not operating under the legitimate and illegitimate legitimate authority.

If you step up under the umbrella, then what you just step out all was the covering of God and your angel will not be dispensed to your benefit because you operating in rebellion.

So if you're giving your husband a hard time illegitimately.

If you're disrespecting him illegitimately if you rebelling against him illegitimately, you are blocking God doing anything for you and it doesn't matter how much church you go. So the man is to operate under the covering operate legitimately under the man under the covering is not finished yet. He goes on and says in verse 10. However, in the Lord believe there is a woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman so he says while there is a role that you play. It is an interdependent role, not an independent role using her she needs you. You all need God.

For as the woman, verse 12 originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman so the woman exist because God took Adam's rib, but babies are born men aboard boys aboard because they come out of the will of the woman. Women have been made. Women have been made to receive so woman receives the male sperm.

When a woman received the male sperm. She can get pregnant when she gets pregnant because of what she's receive.

She produces something out of her womb that never existed before.

Because of what she received from the man she received from the man produce something brand-new inside of her, that came from her. That is beyond what the man could ever do without her.

So what God is saying in physical birth and saying to all the Dominion company that some things I will only do if you give her something to receive but if you give us something to receive she will let that thing grow and when she produces what she produces out of what you gave it to receive all that I have more than what you started with. Because I am creating an expansion of my role in history and that's why Genesis I says at the end of that. The rule he blessed happy coming by looking for happy without being underneath God covering properly happy past is the resolve is not what you start, it's the reason.

And when we get aligned properly under God with each other that we will begin to see all that God can do you go to my clients will give you a warranty note want to say why are you saying we manufactured this and we stand behind. We stand behind this product. If anything goes wrong as Lauren is the warranty is in effect will take care of it because we made it, and we stand behind that if you go take a him and start hitting the toaster or hit the refrigerator or hit the stove. Whatever appliance it is abusing it. The warranty is no longer in effect, because you have abused what it was created to do. You've given it something outside of its design. What a lot of people do what calling on God to warranty their lives. Warranty for children warranty their relationship warranty for future warranty. There finances while they put a hammer to God's program and if you put a hammer to God's program. If men operating out of alignment when operating out of alignment to vibrating out of alignment.

You put Mohammed a God program) will God you can fix it. You can make a real regular wheel in the middle of a wheel your balm in Gilead right MorningStar euros a share so wide you can get over so low you can get on why you going away and what God's plan is you can forget being warranty because he is not warrant some if you feel like you been messing up God's warranty is Dr. Tony Evans just described as a way to get back to what God intended for your life, your family and your situation begins with a solid relationship with Jesus Christ. To learn more about that visit Tony today and click on the link that simply says Jesus there. Dr. Evans will explain everything you need to know about what being a real Christian is all about.

Again that's Tony will Tony will come back in just a moment with a final illustration to wrap up today's teaching, but first I wanted to let you know that the message you been hearing is available in its entirety on both CD and digital download including portions we didn't have time to include on the broadcast. You can get. It is a part of that special double offer. I mentioned earlier, all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series bundled along with his powerful new book kingdom men rising will send them to you as her. Thank you gift when you help support this ministry with a generous contribution and don't forget Tony has created a complete companion Bible study that goes along with the kingdom men rising series get all the details and make your request you can browse through our huge library of resources and sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by around-the-clock to help you with your resource request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. If your last mountaintop experience with the Lord is just a distant memory. There's a way out of that drive a spiritually parched valley herein and tomorrow.

Dr. Evans will look at how God can bring you back to life right now though he's back with his final illustration in football we ask, how bad do you want how bad do you want it means we as men from start with me all the men we have to make our relationship with God. Our dominant theme of underneath is and when that happens you'll see more God than you can hand and others will benefit from the alternative, Dr. Tony Evans is brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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