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Israel: The Risk of Faith, Part 2

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October 3, 2021 8:00 am

Israel: The Risk of Faith, Part 2

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October 3, 2021 8:00 am

Your path through life can take you to some pretty dark placesso dark that you can’t even see where you’re going. Dr. Tony Evans says that’s when faith may feel like the biggest gamble you’ve ever taken. Join him as he talks about why it’s always a sure thing to pin your future to the belief that God is telling the truth.

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Sentencing Dr. Tony Evans says if were not ready to take the risk of faith. What we have is it really thing rating faithfulness.

This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans speaker senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Texas and Pres. of the urban making choices isn't so bad when you have all the information needed to weigh your options. But when you're planning your future to nothing more than blind trust. It's another story. The Bible calls that faith and Dr. Evans tells us why it's a gamble that always pays off, let's join him for today's lesson will talk about the risk faith is risky because you have and make sure you do not see why people shy away from it is risky business, but without impossible to please God. We seem not to you. Is she win-win national because he wants to teach you in the children of Israel that he was going this verse 23 of Exodus 12 the first born in Israel. When the angel came he would.

Verse 23 to come into your homes to smite you and instruction they had never this kind of advice people so they could say make sense to do with delivering me from Egypt, that would've been a bad decision as the Egyptians found out just because it had never been done before. Just because you hadn't heard it that way before.

Just because you've never seen it like this before. One, it's in your best interest to risk strategy coming from the living God is one you want to pay attention to what to the blood of the lamb.

And when they saw the blood he says would be safe if you are a Jewish person on that might've been a nervous night for you. Dad. Dad according to God.1 did you put the blood on the door. This is my life afraid the first house was the issue would not be his emotions.

The issue with their blood on the issue is not his feelings of frustration and security radio but it would have nothing to do with the result to the action of putting blood on the door is based on what should when the angel came passing over nervous. He was looking at the door and who believe that the message about the blood. It would be the blood that would deliver them. Their emotions felt good about the next morning because they didn't do what God said because it never before because it didn't make sense tells them in Exodus he says to live this for your children. Verse 26. When your children say what does this mean to you usual say it is the sacrifice to the Lord who gave over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when he spoke, the Egyptians, but spared our homes and the people bow and worship you on this Passover bring your kids and you on this Passover on knowingly.

Why am I telling this and why is the author of Hebrews telling us this about Frank because the Bible says. First Corinthians 5. Seven. Jesus is our Passover right in sync with Jesus Christ the blood covers you every day on my way to heaven is only about a block when I stand before God and God were to say that you want to play blood. I have been covered by the blood that is the same official depth of Jesus Christ looking to my eternal deliverance not good works, not being part of the church not be all that's nice, but my total death might one let Jesus blood on my heart and I am saved by the blood did not simply for eternity. The black delivered them in history delivered them from the Egyptians say blood do not let the blood save them on earth for eternity but is good if you write in sync. Jesus Christ and his sacrifice becomes the member who gives freedom from best food you've delivered from that path and on the Spanish Georgian tribulation who takes you through the downs of life and makes you law that a copyright block to block the blood on her.

That's why Jesus said if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my father was in heaven. But if you acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge you before my father is in heaven a belief in God is not deliverance, your deliverance comes through the block and that is your identification with Jesus Christ. So you are the only person who knows you and covered his job was to convince them to put the blood on the door. My job is to convince us. This congregation to keep the blood on the door that is to keep your identification with Jesus Christ front and center, not just belief in God but your identification with Jesus Christ. That is where God's deliverance comes not only for eternity but in history. She now goes on to the second of these three vents. He says in verse 29 by faith they passed through the Red Sea, as though they were passing through dry land in the Egyptians when they attempted it drowned without question. This is the biggest event in Israel's history that slaves the Passover occurs now to scare get rid of them Jews and will help them go get molecules almost all of those that went from slave.

The freedom to live in large they plundered the Egyptians took on the golf so the money the banks want to get rid of him so bad I can change the situation. According to chapter 13 verse 17 now and let the people go. God did not leave them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near four God said the people might change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt since God let the people around. By the way of the wilderness to the Reds so that this miracle now watches the miracle happen at the Red Sea, but the Red Sea is not the direct route to the promised land management, the promised land is here and got down to bring back Donovan taken way out of the way. God I need you take me for maybe you want to continue to see our to see you know the LY you going all over the place.

Since he did not take them on the short route washes they wound up at the Red Sea.

It says because God let them. So God led the long way around. So if you are following God and he don't seem to know a shortcut, you gotta take this long why we go to go this route why we got the quicker it says he didn't all-purpose and even though the children of Israel did not understand it had a reason for not taking short route God is taking too long for what you're looking to inform trusting him for blaming him for. He's taking all all-purpose letter that way okay story.

Chapter 14 verse five when the king of Egypt was told that the people of Pharaoh and his servants had a change of mind toward the people and they said, what is this, we have done that we have let Israel go from serving as we let all that extra help. Go we think take 600 chariots verse seven to go after them.

Okay. Washes want to stay with me. Both verse eight says the Lord of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he chased the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly when the people seen on the coming afternoon. They do what Christians do today. Verse 11 then they said to Moses, is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness, why have you dealt with us in this way bring Egypt is not the word we spoke to you in Egypt say leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians, for if we have been better served. Egyptians Diane will they did what we do want God would look like God is working in like we expected. We want to double back. We told you before you left. We should let Dawn know you didn't you will cry now. You will try to get me about a believe you got a money packet. Now you see you lose your 401(k) you see yourself in trouble so we should be here. We should be slaves and it says they were scared they were scared.

This and God was behind 11. The long way, and he helped Pharaoh one after them. But Moses said to the people that passed the mouse, the pulpit and says do not fear standby and see the salvation of the Lord. What else is a preacher going to say congregation is scared about inflation instead of crime is good about this back and see what you will accomplish today for the Egyptians to see the dates you will never see again what is trust and look at the first phrase in 16th and the first phrase in 17 watch this he said for you the staff. As for me I will harden Egyptians heart to you. Okay you knew what I told you to do you need me to do what I'm supposed to do. Don't lie about me, but I'm not going to tell you, you will see what I can do, and seeing God move yet because yet you you will do what I told you that my part, but my part will only move you move nothing.

So Moses you pick up and you hold it out. You do what I put in your hand and many of us are waiting on God. When God is waiting on us and then you have a double miracle, because verse 21 says, then Moses stretched out his hand over the seat and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong swim all night and turn the ceiling to dry land so that the waters were divided in the sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea as on the dry land next to me. Hope you scissors win came Charlton Heston. You remember the win came and split the water miracle number one you got to walls water nets will take a walk between those two bald works because you have empirical evidence they will come down what you want to take a walk but that's only half the miracles they could believe is happening miracles because what happens miracle was the splitting of the miracle with dry ground. You see the brown sugar been dry if is at the bottom of the sea. It should be wet grounds, but the wind was so so not only will the seat so that that was not all there, so we can welcome this double miracle. Dr. Evans will be back with some real-life examples of risks that paid off when he continues this message from his current series heroes of the faith. This two volume 13 lesson collection explores what it's like to really live out the conviction that God can be trusted as we make the discovery that real faith is more than a matter of just what we believe. Find out how ordinary people like you and me can live extraordinary lives by doing exactly what some of the most famous characters in the Bible did act as though God is telling the truth for a limited time, we'd like to say thank you by sending the heroes of the faith collection on CD or digital download along with Tony's just-released book and Bible study they go hand-in-hand with this series kingdom heroes. You can be one of the first to receive this new book, so don't miss out. Visit us to make the arrangements for getting this powerful package of resources into your hands again that's Tony or call us day or night at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you. Dr. Evans will be back with more of today's lesson right after this coming to theaters this November were at the church of where it is that the birth of Jesus Christ traveling with Dr. Tony Evans as he retraces the life and human journey greatest being who ever walked this are we here in Capernaum place where Jesus did most of his miracles is in this place that he demonstrated his son of God traveled the streets fields in synagogues where Jesus walked and visit the location of the most powerful recorded in the Bible place is highly likely that much of what we read about in Galilee have the right journey with Jesus theaters November 15, 16th and 17th with Dr. Tony.

Tony showtimes you never gambled on God and seeing what he could do when only he could do it and maybe that's why God may not be real in your life because you've never been a little stuff, maybe the stuff you could do even if there wasn't God she'd never been wanting in a crisis when he boxed you in between a rock and a hard place. We put you out on the cliff.

We put you on a ledge when you were in a pinch.

We have 200 members in around 19 79.200 members were meeting in a school elementary school as well. Cliff is located, and they had a preliminary vote that we would have to leave the school when you have place to go we have to leave in a month so we will between a rock and a hard place. The Bible says that when the people saw the Egyptian chapter 14 verse 10 they cried out, crying out in the Bible means a desperate appeal God's way that's crying out throughout the Bible, you will see when people get desperate situations they were duping to Christians because they desperately needed. We said God you got to do something.

This is your church.

You gotta do something and we don't have an answer. Lance then a lady comes out after we been sent me a couple of hours to story the lady says to about board members on this we been waiting so that we can get our final vote we can't wait any longer.

So we went ahead with the vote and the boat is 54 for you to stay.

Now let me tell you the rest of the story.

The two were not there were two who were against us together because it crashed because they want to gather stuff was not able to move on to another person because the law that AAA get there in time. The people of God on in verse 1780 will be so that you get when you just got applause from his people so that he can be glorified so that no real quick with the last story which is verse 30 up.

He was 11, God says Joshua I want you to Jericho. And here's the plan. Walk around the wall 61 today and on the seventh day walk around while seven times those trumpet horns like any good rapper would say, and screen screen. Joshua chapter 6 verse one says that Jericho was totally like a once everything was locked up. These walls will be like a movie been heard to chariots could go side-by-side on this one. Won't you describe this as a major city in the city was locked up in other words, nobody, nobody, not because Israel was on the way in a civil we'll just all so they can get so Josh was out there looking to try to figure out how we can do this. The angel of the Lord shows up.

He bows before the handle of the Lord takes off his shoes to submit humility to God standing before him and said, tell you something is not military training, tell you something that no military has ever thought of before. And that is what this will make you look like a fool. When you do it. I want to walk around wall once a day to go around the three day number four, five, 627 thing seven times and you scream and I will take it from you. If you are looking at a military man to get your instruction then you would have never taken a risk on God because that doesn't make sense when God put you in a position that doesn't make sense. He want you to see what you experienced the fact that hello is God's green walls came tumbling down like seeing God.

You can't not turned around and came to 65 acres that I can't with I wanted that land from master plan. No many years ago as a whole bunch of congregations. You may have been here we want and we marched around and cleaned claimant for the purposes of God must around the claimant. We got the circle, held hands will will in a circle with a prayer Lord, give us this land for the purpose of expanding your kingdom. We pray in a solo Alanna somebody, nothing irritates me more about God bleeding some notes with work against me one day lead McConnell me like I'm crazy. So you know we pray we trust God told somebody a couple years later, the folks who bought it before they came back to us and we'll because God is done reverently, God is weird.

My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not.

Dr. Evans will be back with another great example of what faith can do in just a moment.

Stay with us for so if you'd like to get a full-length copy of today's message to review on your own or to share with a friend or family member you can find even better.

Today's message is one small part of the comprehensive two volume 13 lesson collection from Tony study heroes of the faith and the entire series is available to you on CD or digital download as our gift when you make a contribution in support of the urban alternatives ministry right now for a limited time were even including Tony's just-released book and companion Bible study kingdom heroes along with each copy of the heroes of the faith series that goes out all you need to do is requested when you make your donation. It's easy to do. There's a link right in our homepage for this special offer. So make a point of visiting us to make the arrangements or call our 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our team members help you. That's 1-800-800-3222 quite often. Faith makes no earthly sense, but next time Dr. Evans will explain why that is the point as he talks about the kind of trust in God that can bring supernatural power to bear on our earthly problems right now he's back with a final story to wrap up today's program. 12 years ago, a group of men asked me to come down and speak to them about community impact and a vision for our city to impact the city so they invited me to speak to just challenge the leadership so I drove been able to get 100 of them leave is just for me to challenge him about a picnic as we were driving, I've never been there before we passed the building.

It's a rather old looking building and we just pass it on the what what hit me. This may be asking him to build or send us an old abandoned hospital have been used for years.

I said to him. Oh well, that your community center for your community out reach Dennis. I've never seen him before. I'd never seen building before I do is just impressive site which we talk about.

I left left the next day.

The funny thing about two years later they say can you come back to 12 you go 10 years ago. They called me and asked me, come back so what's up we couldn't shake off your statement that some when you said we couldn't shake that thing and it kept coming up in different ways.

It kept coming up in different ways. So we went to the city and ask them what it would take for us to get this old hospital and they said the $74. So the hospital is pregnancy ministries housing ministry ministry ministry counseling ministry together thought and turn things around, you know what you know with finding alternative celebrating 40 years thanks to generous listeners

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