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November 18, 2020 5:00 am
Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan Wright with road around us Christian so much on just an unworthy sinner. I think the better word is undeserving not announcing over ourselves or not worth God dying on the cross for us. You are worth saying. As I was undeserving. I never did anything for God. I didn't deserve this, but was worth. That's pastor Alan Wright welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life for a whole new light. I'm getting excited for you to hear today's message in a series titled the power of blessing is presented with an older church in North Carolina you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now.
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Frankly, verse 21 Ruben when he heard it he rescued him out of the hands. They let us not take his life. Ruben said shed no blood thrown into this pit and what happens is that they strip Joseph of that robe they strip him of the symbol of his affirmation. They strip him of the symbol of his blessedness and they take the robe and they do an absolutely unimaginably wicked thing. They dip it into blood and take it and present it to their father. Now their payback, you didn't affirm us so here we over the sign that you presumed to be dead, and Jacob, lives his life inconsolable thinking that Joseph is dead but what is happening is that Joseph has been sold by these brothers for up some shekels of silver, and is taken off into into slavery in Egypt, where he works in the household of Potiphar and everything he touches is just turning the gold and Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and this causes him to be not only the object of Potiphar's appreciation but becomes an object of desire for Potiphar's wife and when she tries to lure him in, Joseph flees. She grabs him by the robe he flees.
She falsely accuses Joseph. Joseph gets thrown into prison and while in prison God is with Joseph, and Joseph shows that he is a prophetic capacity to interpret dreams and the cupbearer knows of this and he said remember me to the king, the cupbearer forgets Joseph and Mary is a seemingly forgotten until the time comes that he is remembered by the cupbearer because Pharaoh has had a dream and as someone needed to interpret and and so they get Joseph to come to interpret the dream and it is through this that this this this figure, Joseph, who is little presumed dead assumed lost forever becomes the, the Prime Minister of Egypt fits the story that's going on in the brothers don't don't know it is I want to see the contrast Joseph who is going through extreme poverty, extreme adversity and unthinkable abuse and false accusation, and yet flourishes brothers who are in the home with her father and yet have no rest, no peace and no joy because they were on a firm do you see the magnitude of the difference between the un-affirmed and the affirmed soul when the process of finding yourself with this unconscious belief that I'm not really valuable what happens when you come into contact with God, and I find this in the Scripture over and over that there's a pattern of what happens when the seemingly unworthy soul comes into the presence of this beautiful pure God, like Isaiah chapter 6 where this call of the prophet Isaiah is so powerful. One of the most magnificent call experience is recorded in the Bible. The prophet Isaiah and chapter 6 is in the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up in the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim and each had six wings with two he covered his face with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew in one call to another and said, holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory and the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called in the house was filled with smoke and I said whoa is me, for I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts with Isaiah's think he's saying by some other translations I am ruined. He is saying I cannot be in the presence of God. This is this is I I am. I am so so unworthy, so, so sinful that I cannot stay here in the presence of God. I am fact and now am immortal danger is what is the Lord do the Lord say no just quit worrying about it. Don't don't mind my glory note. Instead, the Lord in verse six, and one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he taken with tongs from the altar and he touched my mouth and said, behold this is to touched your lips, your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for and when Isaiah got back down into his spirit that I am no longer reckoned by God as a sinner in his sight, but instead in this moment, I find my conscience cleansed by the burning steering, power of the grace of God that flew to me when I did not apply to him and then I heard the voice of the Lord saying home so I said and who will send me and then I said, here I am sent me the other firm so the unblessed state, a condition of our psyche cannot come into the presence of God and cannot receive from God, and cannot be healed until it first hears this astounding gospel message. The good news of Jesus Christ is that by grace for grace alone through simple childlike faith. Your guilt has been taken away your sin has been atoned for and therefore you can with a clean conscience received from him is a great example of this in the New Testament in this figure that appears over and over in capricious and in unusual ways. In one moment just Simon Peter is eager to just have everything of God in the next moment just pulling mags like this one of the instances in Luke chapter 5, where Jesus has chosen to go out in one of their boats to teach and the acoustics are good over the water and people gather and he saw that it taught the people from the boat and it verse four of Luke five text says when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. As Simon answered master. We told all night and took nothing but your word. I will let down the nets and when they done this. They enclosed a large number of fish in their nets were breaking the signal to their partners in the other boat to come and help them and they came and filled both the boats so they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus's knees, saying, depart from me get away from me. I can't be around to see, for I am a sinful man all art. This is what's really diabolical and I want to just lay it out in the light.
Those who have been leased affirmed the want to have the most difficulty in receiving information is because if you look upon your life is not worth much.
As soon as someone tells you how much your worth. You begin to say no, you don't really know depart from me, and when God begins to speak to you at first everything within you, says it can't be here enters the gospel of Jesus.
When you are at your worst God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son, knowing everything about you he loved you and valued you at the price of his own son of his own heart been put on the cross, such as the love of God changes everything that's Alan Wright will have more teaching in a moment. Today's important series and that's Alan Wright will have more teaching in a moment from today's important series before that cannot get to be fruitful. She dressed and before that called Abraham to fibrillation. She dressed 10 for not releasing Sam into ministry. He dressed 10 while passing secret strategy to empower you to be all he mentioned to be when others affirm you and listen to because you've proven your worth. You did well on a task accomplished and go prove yourself competent information is nice. It's not the way of God strategy is to declare your worth before you have anything to prove it in the kingdom of God is the fuel for your productivity, not the reward for it will be in your hearts be sealed from (because the ad is withholding a blessing for media ready to shatter that invisible ceiling that keeps you from soaring either way past our nights the power of blessing will change your life change as you discovered an ancient scale of the Hebrew patriarchs as they dress their children to tune your heart to accept blessing and reject her's most evolved drinking.
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All of the words like etymologies of words like roots of words. So when I see a word.
I see the word in and in and what its route is think of it that way and I think I've come to just not like the word unworthy with throat around his Christian so much and I'm just an unworthy center and I think that a better word is undeserving because he was at the root of the word unworthy is worth were not announcing over ourselves. We are not worth God dying on the cross for us. You are worth what were saying is I was undeserving of it.
I never did anything for God. I didn't deserve or earn this in any capacity I was worth. You are worth. You are worth the son of God's death on the cross or the story of Joseph. From this point moves into something absolutely amazing and glorious that prefigures the whole of the gospel.
The brothers continue living their lives, not having any idea of all this providential powerful gray stuff that's going on it. Joseph is been made Prime Minister and Joseph had seen prophetically into the future that there was good be seven years of famine that were to follow seven years of plenty and so he wisely administrated the government so that they would save up during the years of plenty that there would be enough for themselves and for the surrounding world. During the years of famine and when the years of famine came.
Joseph's brothers ironically have to come to Egypt and they have to come before their own brother and they don't know that it is Joseph, and Joseph. It first. Test them and he says you need to leave one of your brothers here because he learned that now. Joseph has a baby brother named Benjamin and he wants him to bring Benjamin back and so he says you need to leave one here incarcerated and then others of you go and bring back the younger brother and after hearing all of this, they the brothers are at chapter 42 are talking to one another. Right in front of Joseph and that chapter 42 of Genesis verse 21. They said to one another. In truth, we are guilty concerning our brother in that we saw the distress of the soul when he begged us and did not listen.
That is why this distress is come upon us and Ruben answer them that I not tell you not to sin against the boy, but you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood and they're just carrying on this conversation is absolutely 100% complete. Lately wrong everything they are saying is absolutely completely the opposite of what is actually taking place, but they assume the worst of God in the worst of themselves, not knowing that in fact God is in the business of saving their lives when they finally are reconciled to their brother. It is one of the scenes of greatest beauty and pathos. All of the Bible and they come back and they have they have been nearly starving to death is the only reason that they come and when they are finally before, Joseph, and Joseph reveals themselves at chapter 45 Joseph said to his brothers in verse four come near to me please, and they came near and he said I am your brother, Joseph. You sold into Egypt and now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here for God sent me before you to preserve life in verse seven and God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to keep alive from you.
Many survivors so it was not you sent me, but God is maybe a father to Pharaoh and Lord of all his house and a ruler over all the land of Egypt. Korea go up to my father and say to him, thus says your son Joseph. God has made me Lord of all Egypt come down to me. Do not tarry. You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me.
You and your children and your children's children, your flock your herds and all you have in there.
I will provide for you and on that day something begins the shift inside the souls of those 10 brothers something begins to to change and get rearranged in them, something happens when grace comes rushing into the on a firm soul and this is different than any other experience. This is that somebody merely paying them a compliment.
This isn't somebody just telling you look good and and you know yeah I just spent two hours and from the makeup mirror.
You don't really know me this is their brother, who they had thrown into the pit and they had to live with their conscience always plagued by the faults of the worst thing they'd ever done. They live like that and now they were in the presence of the one the only one the only one on the face the earth who knew them in their deepest most reviled nature. He knew the absolute worst about them. But not only did he know the absolute worst about them.
He who had experienced rejection at their hand.
This was a favored son loved by her father, but rejected by his brothers, stripped of his robe and sent forth and left for dead and he knew everything about them, and if anybody ever had more of a right to get them back. It was Joseph, and if there was anybody who ever was in a position to take vengeance upon them. It was Joseph because he not only knew everything wrong with them but he was the ruler over all and at his command. He could slay them. He could torture them they could do anything he wanted to, and instead looking into the darkness of their hearts. He said I love you. I forgive you and I go to provide for you now tell you if you want to have healing for an honor firm soul. You come into the presence of the sign that was favored by his father, but was rejected by his brothers, stripped of his robe and put into a position as if he was left for dead.
But then exalted over all the earth to come into his presence and find out that the one who knows the darkest secrets of your life. The things that plague your conscience day in and day out and make you feel so unworthy, the one who knows all of that and has the right to extinguish and punish condemn your life who instead says I love you. I forgive you, I died for you because you are an infinite treasure to me, hear those words from the Savior, the son of God, and your soul begins to change. Hallelujah is what we have we have a son who was affirmed by his father. This is my son in whom I am well pleased who was then rejected by his own he came into his own his own received him not. But he never ever forgot is worth only when you know you're worth could you ever ever turn to those who hurt you and say I forgive him. Only when you know you're worth could you ever, ever believe that all of the blessing God had spoken to Abraham and all of the affection that the father had for his only begotten son. He also has for you.
You can forgive those who have treated you carelessly. You can forgive those who have not praised you and you can be changed because there's a greater and higher voice who has the privilege to tell you just who you really are.
If it got lost in translation somewhere in life doesn't change the fact your God's treasure in this gospel. Alan it's today's teaching in the series, the power of blessing and we invite you to stay with us. Alan is back. Just a moment with additional insight on today's teaching for your life and today's final word pastor Ehrenreich. However, nothing will change. When you get this night will send you the power of blessing is our way of saying thanks for your partnership nourishing your own self help someone out. Alan ministries to listen to Allen's messages check to see with your digital download as our way of saying thanks for your partnership. Call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4860 or come to our website Pastor Alan.like in Alan. I think if you think about is silence. The silence is deafening to the soul that has not received any kind of affirmation.
Anything of blessing either spoken in their lives, or even from the point of view of receiving yeah hopefully what we been able to demonstrate invites and listening today is that it is possible that just because of the absence of blessing. The absence of affirmation of your life that you could believe something that's absolutely untrue and that is that I'm not really that valuable. God wants to change that completely in your life. This is not the same thing as the modern self-esteem movement, which is like look within yourself and find yourself. This is where you understand that you are highly favored in God's eyes.
So much so that he came knowing the depth of your sin.
He came for you in Christ, and she took your place, and because of this, you can truly recognize real life. You are infinite worth and what you see that Daniel gets a change absolutely everything else I am valuable because I'm valuable to God. If you only caught part of today's teaching. Not only can you listen again online but also get a daily email devotional that matches today's teaching delivered right to your email inbox free. Find out more about these and other email@example.com that's pastor out in.org. Today's good news message is a listener supported production of Alan Wright Ministries