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November 24, 2021 7:00 am
I know that he is the day I want to make sure you understand Dr. Tony Evans his people have problems with conversation shifts Jesus offers what he commands Jesus As long as what celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative.
We love the idea of having a Savior and comforter a friend in high places, but a ruler, not so much today. Dr. Evans reminds us that Jesus, the gentle Shepherd is also the King of Kings.
Let's join them all was smoking a cigarette. I would tell you you need to put the cigarette out.
If you came into my home when you cuss like a I would instruct you that you have to adjust your language because we do not allow profanity now to read the cases is my house. There are certain government guidelines by which all who enter must adjust number one. The price and so even though I have invited you into my house.
It may not be a meaningful gathering in my house because you're in conflict with miles you're in conflict with me, a daughter conflicted with me about something. I don't remember what it was but she was arguing with me about something, during her rebellious teenage episode and then I was trying to explain her how things were going to go and she walked away exactly. She walked away while I was exactly what not to think you go. She says I'm going tomorrow to which I said no you going to Rome, I might let you sleep. See she had a wrong view of that will in my house because my house she only she gets to you because sometimes if you are a parent you know teenagers can get confused on who they want to conflict with you having not paid a bill, having borrowed your electricity, your gas Yahoo in your furniture, but they want to argue about what somebody told us that they bring it inside and they want me to adjust God's the name of this house is called the King, God's kingdom is only his creation. This creation is called God's house there in the world and all that well.
He calls the creation of the bone.
God decided that he was little run this house a certain way and that way it was little run this house was little creature he would create house on his behalf for him and that creature would be called mankind and saw in Genesis chapter 1 the Bible says that God created Adam and created Eve and he said fumbled the ball because the running of the over to when he rebelled against the owner of the house. God said to the world, bringing chaos to humanity and God's creation. God wants his house back. But because of how God set it up that he would only run his house through a man to a human being. He did not cancel that approach. And so he says I need another man because the first Adam failed to run my way. This led to the unfolding of the Old Testament and painting a man who would run God's house God's way, if you will rule on from the perspective of heaven the whole Old Testament is the anticipation of 15 when Jesus came John the Baptist took the center stay in Matthew chapter 3 verse two John the Baptist says repair the kingdom of God is when Jesus began preaching in Matthew 417, he stepped on the stage of history and he says repair for the kingdom of God is right in front of when he set out the cycles to preach in Matthew chapter 10 verse seven he says you go out and you proclaim the kingdom of God has arrived because the king's so when we talk about Jesus Christ and the name that were talking about today. You may know, I miss Savior and that he is, but today I want you to make sure you understand.
Ms. King because he is King he has a kingdom house over which he will. It was this claim to his kingdom and asked King.until in John chapter 19 verses 14 to 22 Pilate says here is okay. They said crucified him crucified him that after they laid out palm branches on Palm Sunday and laid out for calls and says the king has arrived one week later crucified. Unfortunately, the day that many people come to church and say Hosanna, but leaving for crucified because we don't mind being King by name as long if not king by authority. We don't mind Jesus carrying the title along the back telling me what to do to say that Jesus is came into the class that he will kingdom Jesus told his disciples in Matthew 2414 to preach the kingdom of God. Don't miss this. My job is not only to tell you how you get to heaven. My job is to tell you what happened to you when you trust Jesus Christ as your personal savior that guide you to the Sweet by and by.
When it comes okay he joined you in the nasty hearing.
Unfortunately, we preach how people go to heaven by faith alone in Christ alone. But people are to live under Jesus's role until they get because we wanted to be a Savior.
We do not want to be okay because he is a king.
He demands allegiance in his kingdom.
Jesus Christ wants to be your Savior takes you to have been annual King rules your life history, which means that no question on every subject in your life should be one. What do you want me to do about this when you begin asking that question to Dr. King and answering that question in the affirmative that only two were just about to get that question, yes, Lord just came when you answer that question. Now you are functioning as a center of his kingdom and not have a Benedict Arnold in his King now. The problem is when we come into God's kingdom, we bring no rules with us. We bring how we were raised, what mama taught me what daddy taught me what the media taught me what this taught me. We bring we bring our old way of thinking and living into this kingdom will be conflict with your teenage kids bring their friends way of thinking into the house disagrees with you. This will be conflict because they're insisting that you adjust how you run your house because of what they think what they believe what difference my father used to tell me, you may live long enough to recommend anything to me when it comes to the king of an monologue from everlasting to everlasting UA. Hello. He says I want all of your decision-making to come underneath my room. I am not just here so you can have a Sunday service to all of your life because I am okay so you are no longer obligated to, which contradicts me, Dr. Evans will come back with more of our message just a moment personal longtime listeners to this broadcast know that Tony is hosted a number of teaching trips to the holy land throughout the years.
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I'll have that information for you again after part two of today's lesson. Let's rejoin Dr. Evans. Now the Bible says seek first the kingdom of God. Matthew 633 and his righteousness, and then he says, and then all these things will be worse. Seek my kingdom and the king got your back to your own kingdom in my kingdom. You take yourself. I like the way Luke puts that same person who frozen some mouth says it Luke chapter 12 verse 31, 32, he says when you see the kingdom of God is my father's pleasure to give you as much. In other words, I can wait. I can't wait to show you what I can do. I can't wait to let you see what happens when the king takes over your life. When the king takes over your direction, because if the father's/to give you the saw a lot of us are missing out on some things God wants to do as a result, the kingdom becomes a conflict becomes a nemesis to you so you want to search what you want kingdom.
You know what rule the Bible says in Philippians 3 verse 20.
You are now. I am now. We are now to view ourselves as citizens of heaven should nation's official place of residence. We are citizens of the united states of America.
This is our kingdom kingdom is the US of a second because we belong to this kingdom we blown to its constitution and its wills now if you travel, you have a passport that passport allows you believe this kingdom and go to other kingdoms. Other countries with your passport.
That passport will identify whether you are in England or spray or Russia or China, what says I'm visiting I don't belong here, and I may be visiting for long time, but I'm not a citizen citizen of the United States America when you accepted Jesus Christ you became a citizen of heaven.
He does not expect you to leave your passport at home when you go to work when you go to play with your friends when you go to the bank.
He does not expect you to leave your passport at all pretended that you don't know you only you are part of the kingdom of heaven, and the kingdom of heaven may when you're not have been not right now.
That means that right now we have to carry out passport on the location that we happen to be because this is not kingdom. This is a foreign country where visiting was limited. A lot of Christians want to do. They want to be passport but if you lose your passport you lost your legitimacy.
You lost the official documentation of when you really blow Jesus Christ says I am King of the kingdom. Here is a role in the final authority and therefore he says repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.
Not just talking about going to happen is talk about experiencing God's will, which starts off with accepting the Savior, but it but the kingdom of heaven is the authority and rulership. Jesus says in Matthew 28 1920. All politics has been given to me not only in heaven but he says on him in charge of what finally happens it works. What finally happened in your house I'm in charge of what finally happens in your relationship is all so that it is your best interest to let me know, and so he says your job is to repent for the kingdom of God in repentance is the internal determination to turn proven by fruits, that is visible demonstration you're serious God not taking the word for you just to be an emotional high right now.
So he says no I will see some criminal history. You got to show me something.
I'm from Missouri. God said you got to show me something. Never let me figure serious by your decision not just by your church attendance. You must now say what ever you want me to do.
I'm going to do it even though I don't want to do it.
That's called faith because faith has to operate against emotion sometime. He is King and I will give you the final designation of his name. In Revelation 1714 where it says there will these will wage war against the Lamb and the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of Kings and goes well with him all the called and chosen and faithful and then in chapter 19 verse 16 and on his robe and on his thigh he has a name, a name written, King of Kings and Lord of lords. It says in verse 19 and I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against him settled the horse and against his arm. He's not only King he's King of King Mr. he's not only King is King, but he's also kingdom when he talks about it being King of Kings is says the kings of the go against him. That means all the other cheek. People think they in charge of come against him. Jesus is also the kings that he is not only okay. He is the king of all the other kings involved the low level of mid-level management. The folk who think they can charge the last word is King over top. You are afraid the public got more money than you did. You will have a position as king over them. Not only king over you king over about king over you will you and all the little people think The role of Autoblog that no human being have the last word over me.
No human being have the last word overview and maybe banana you know that and got to get all the other because it is King of the book of Revelation when it comes then, in the be nice.
He's coming to show up and show all if I command within the saw the wagon run away with a little boy unit saw the wagon was was dragging a wagon. The board would be killed. The young man ran over to get the horse and he stopped the horse was and he saved a young man's life young man grew up in the young man became a bird, boy, became a terrible, young adults begin to commit a crime was finally found for committing a crime. He was brought before the judge young man looked up and noticed he noticed that the judge was the same man would say when he was a boy. It was time for him to be sentenced. That's when the young man said to the judge on. I love you remember what you say. When I was young boy you delivered. When I was young when he was helping was because he reminded them that he would get a last sentence. That's when the judge said well back then I was saved but right now I am right now God iswhen use them before. I am these will be your job. Want to know what with my salvation in your life as a member of my kingdom stand before me at the judgment seat of Christ be that in the 19 B King so that you can see what it looks like when the king takes over about if you're ready to do that here is Dr. Evans with the word about how if you have yet to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, we can resolve that right now. I will say a little prayer I want you to print after me, but you gotta meaningful yourself, Lord Jesus, similar, and I know I need a Savior because I can't save myself so right now I trust you alone because you died for me and arose for me to be must send their you are now my substitute and I'm believing you to forgive my sin and to give me eternal life. Thank you for the free gift of salvation that you have given to me. Help me to live a life to please you in Jesus name, amen. Welcome to the family and will keep ministering to you for your spiritual growth through our broadcast God bless you, if you pray that prayer right now.
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How many picture Jesus probably not so many what I can change tomorrow when Dr. Evans explores the deep meaning of Jesus role as our high priest. I hope you'll carve some time out of your Thanksgiving celebration joints.
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