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Hope for the Unblessed Soul [Part 2]

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April 5, 2021 6:00 am

Hope for the Unblessed Soul [Part 2]

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Pastor, author and Bible teacher Alan Wright all go through who and then it was celebrate and I realize we had a big problem because when the ball would go to the Hoover do Bennett would celebrate. I said no, Elsa celebrate on this world. It is not okay to celebrate every trial excited for you to hear the teaching today. In the series. Power to bless taken from Pascarella's book of the same title is presented in an old church in North Carolina. I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now you can be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer. Contact or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860.

More on that later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright were going to see today some great evil in these older brothers problem after problem and not one bit of it is excused. The problems of an dysfunction and hatred in her that are happening and people all around us, and ourselves, and in this culture.

Every bit of that sin. The people themselves are hundred percent culpable for their own sin. There is no excuse from the biblical framework for sin, despite what we've been through, but I wanted you to see the source behind it wanted you to see that these boys unloved by their father unblessed by the most important person in the world to them. I want to see the consequences. The bottom line is that you you can drink in and need the blessing of his many godly people who know how to speak life to you in accord with God's word every bit of it's fantastic for you, but the blessing you need the most is from the most important person in your life and if you don't get it.

It's especially hard on your soul. I wanted just to see that blessed people, blessed people, but hurt people hurt people and unblessed people in the up cursing other people. This family has generational sin. Abraham and Sarah were promised a son by God. But when that promise to carry.

They brought in Hagar the maidservant to be a surrogate mother for Sarah and had Ishmael and a great conflict arose between Sarah and Ishmael, especially after God didn't give them the son Isaac, who was the supernatural son of promise, who was born and eventually Sarah said to Abraham, cast out the slave woman Hagar and her son big part of the drama. Paul references that in Galatians. So Isaac grew up in a dysfunctional situation with a brother that was at enmity with him. He married Rebecca, who had these two twin boys, Jacob and Esau. And here's the dysfunction you see it plainly in verse 28 of Genesis 25 Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebecca loved Jacob.

Isaac loved Esau because he was a great hunter. He'd come back from the fields with his trophies and Jacob would come back empty-handed is sort of.

I imagine it's like a man who had two sons and one was a star quarterback and the other was more artistic, and he just favored his athlete son. It was sort of like that. Can you just imagine those scenes, you know, Jacob, why can't you be more like your brother when you gonna learn to use a bow and arrow. I Esau love you got you you you look at this amazing thing. You come back Esau you are something else. Jacob why can't you be more like a big brother is a is a generational sin is getting passed down and that's why when you wonder how could Jacob show favoritism to Joseph and neglect the others welding the he learned it properly did the family is a family story on the Bible is rooted in this dysfunctional family were somewhat blessed and some were not in the reasons. Don't miss this reasons that somewhere unblessed just random. It wasn't something intrinsic to the child or within the control of the child.

Could Reuben and Simeon help it that they were born to Leah. No, they couldn't do anything to make themselves more logged in their father's eyes. They were unblessed and un-affirmed and some we talk about it to figure it out. It was no family systems counselor to meet with them. They were just trying to deal with their own shame and their own un-affirmed souls while they watched Joseph day after day being bluegrass by the dad didn't bless them. The problem of humanity emerged with the very first sin that came into the world and in many ways is the definition the root of all sin in the garden before sin. Love was perfect meaning of love was unconditional and therefore there was no fear. But as soon as sin came in the world who became perfect and humanity began worrying about whether I would be loved. The blessing that was perfect was tarnished in children everywhere have experienced the ravages in their souls.

It grieves me beyond words. It grieves me in the deepest way to think of our nation in which the souls of children are crying out why am I not blast what is wrong with me.

They are heard, they are lonely they are angry and sometimes anger turned inward and becomes depression and sometimes anger. Anger turns outward and hurts people violently. Genesis 37 four when Joseph brother Saul that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him. I wanted you see this verse again and could not speak peacefully to the NIV says could not speak a kind word to him. I wanted you to see that because the unblessed soul just doesn't have a kind word to speak to somebody but just couldn't's. They could not celebrate one little bit with Joseph.

They could not enjoy anything good that would happen for their brother.

You know when the surest marks that you have been authentically and deeply blessing your soul has become secure as you do what Paul said to rejoice with those who rejoice, it is one of the great aspirations of the Christian life is that we would find ourselves so secure in the love of God that we are absolutely delighted for something good to happen to somebody I was right along the car my wife this weekend.

She is looking at the email and all of a sudden she just squealed and the tears of joy came in her eyes, and I thought what good thing has happened to her. I said what is it, sweetie.

She said all this is blessed me so much and am I thought.

What big things happen and a friend of hers husband had been out of work for long time and her friend emailed her and said that he just got a good job and my wife Joy for her friend and that couple put her into tears and that good because if you can enjoy someone else's joy, your joy is multiplied when it was little, we would watch basketball here is little you.

He called it ball and he loved watching football and one time we are watching for time watching Carolina play Duke and Bennett two or so and the ball go through the hoop and Bennett was celebrate and I realize we had a big problem here because when the ball would go through the hoop for Duke Bennett would celebrate that to. I said no time outside. We don't celebrate the other teams victory.

We got talking this world. It is not okay to celebrate everybody's rejoice with those who rejoice, but the unblessed soul can't rejoice the love deficit in their own empty love tank makes them ache for their own affirmation so much that they have no room for someone else's affirmation right will have more teaching moment from today's important series Martin for 99 days in a row.

Someone tells you, I love you letter for site when you feel cherished. What would happen if I'm hundreds day that sometimes inside sugar get enough for me and think I love you anymore.

When that one day contaminate the meaning of the other 99 days when 1% unconditional love poison. The other 99% want just 1% of lies enough to spoil grace blocking introducing unlimited capacity for fear if I don't measure up.

When my having rejected when the Judaizers infiltrated the Galatian church. They pass Apollo is outraged and read a letter that describes the essence of the gospel of grace and why it must not be mixed with any form of Alan Reitz 12 message idea series trumpets the power of the gospel in order to set you free, and empower you pure grace. It's called Galatians and asked the gospel discover the purity and power and grace of God. When you make your gift to Alan Wright Ministries to listen to Pastor Alan's messages check to see with your digital download as our way of saying thanks for your partnership.

Call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website. Pastor today's teaching you once again is verse five. Now, Joseph had a dream and when he told it to his brothers. They hated him even more. Joseph so richly blessed head God dream deep dreams but is un-affirmed unblessed brothers had no dreams of their own think is a symptom of the unblessed soul. Unblessed soul is reactive. No real sense of personal destiny real hard time knowing why exist what my purpose is, and where I'm headed is why unblessed, we can just drift along in life. Life's too short to spend half of it drifting along meaningless. No purpose why we need to help people understand their purpose divine purposes. Glorious destiny's beautiful path to go down Genesis 37 in verse 18 is where it all intensifies.

They saw him play Saul Joseph from afar and before he came near to them. They conspired against him to kill him.

They said to one another. Here comes this dreamer come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits then will say that a fierce animal has devoured him and will see what will become of his dream. They they also despise the fact that Joseph had of this dream of these sheaves of wheat that bow down to another sheaf of wheat, implying that one day the brothers would bow down to Joseph as they assume that he was just arrogantly trying to lord over them.

The fact that he was so special no idea that later that dreams going to be fulfilled for the saving of their lives so they sought to kill the one person that actually would be in the position to save them from a famine in the future, bereft of blessing long enough, the soul will want to get rid of any reminder of how unblessed that soul is what happens not only does unblessed soul have no capacity to rejoice with someone else's rejoicing, but at some point. Unblessed soul can't stand the sight of someone who just reminds them that I'm not blessed that he wants to see and want to get rid of them so verse 23. When Joseph came to his brothers. They stripped him of his robe.

The robe of many colors.

The war and they took him at the moment a pit. The pit was empty and there was no water in it and he was kidnapped he was abused he was humiliated and was thrown down. He was trapped. He was abandoned. There's no excuse. As I said for the sin in anyone's life. This is this is a theological point of the Scripture we are all responsible for our own sin. Regardless of what hardships we have faced but I wanted you to seal this web. Some cards you could send a blessing to an inmate today could speak some Scripture over over an image like I think that we have 2 1/2 million people incarcerated in this country. One.

The highest incarceration rates anywhere in the world. I think if you include people that are under probation under some sort of supervision in our penal system that numbers around 7 million was answered crackdown on crime. We need to lighten need to legalize drug use. All these conversations wise and whenever the real conversation was behind hate was behind crime unblessed sold on affirmed life. I think it was just doing all we can to work on our criminal justice system needs work, but what would happen if every single human being, came to understand that they have been made in the image of God. A little lower than the angels, fearfully and wonderfully made. One of every human being could come to understand that God had to envision them and crafted them in his own heart of faith before they were put together and the mother's womb.

What if everyone knew that God had made them for very special purposes and good works had been foreordained for their lives before one of their days had ever come to be one of a new that they were loved infinitely by the God who created them and that that this God came in the person of Jesus Christ and only prove their worth. But to die in their place, showing that they were infinitely eternally valuable to God. What if everybody could know that is verse 25. This is when you understand what happens to the conscience of the unblessed soul and where it gets seared and distorted beyond all recognition.

Look at look at verse 25 justice freight after they'd done all this to Joseph what they do then they sat down to eat felt more nourished and relaxed. Having kidnapped and abused their baby brother them before verse 28 Midianite traders pass by and they drew Joseph uplift them out of the pit sold them to the Ishmaelites for 20 shekels of silver, and they took Joseph to Egypt. This is the ultimate objectification of a person is to turn them into a commodity to train them for a few pieces of silver carried to its greatest extent the shamed soul on affirmed unblessed soul will objectify other human beings.

Because looking for some way to feel secure in this world some way to feel better than somebody else will eventually say you exist for me answer to the abuse of people is that those who have had no blessing find that other the other side of the story to contrast something.

This is the substance of the Old Testament narrative their story. Alan Wright. Today's good news message.

Hope for the unblessed soul from our teaching the power to bless which incidentally is from past row in the book of the same title and Pastor Alan is back with us here in the studio in just a moment departing good news thought for the day.

Martin for 99 days in a row. Someone tells you, I love you on the matter for site when you feel cherished.

But what would happen if I'm hundred percent sad for me and think I love you anymore. When that one day contaminate the meaning of the other 99 days when 1% of conditional love poison. The other 99% which is 1% of lies enough to spoil grace blocking introducing unlimited capacity for fear if I don't measure up. When my having rejected when the Judaizers infiltrated the Galatian church. They pass a policy outraged and read a letter that describes the essence of the gospel of grace and why am I snapping mixed with any form of Alan Reitz 12 message idea series trumpets the power of the gospel in order to set you free, and empower you pure grace. It's called Galatians and asked the gospel discover the purity and power the grace of God. When you make a gift to Alan Wright Ministries to listen to Pastor Alan's messages check to see them through digital download as our way of saying thanks for your partnership, six 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor you with Pastor Alan added that it sounds like an unblessed soul really really can be something askew in their life. And maybe that's an understatement. You know this story of Joseph and his brothers is so stark because Joseph of all those boys. His older brothers Joseph was only one that was blessed by his father Jacob loved Joseph. He showed parental favoritism in the older brothers despised Joseph and normally they did did they despise him, but wanted to kill, and the contrast between the hate and curse that was in their hearts and the incredible blessing that follows Joseph everywhere in the world until he is in a position of being able to judge his brothers but instead he forgives them.

You see this contrast are Daniel and I think that that's why gravitated to this story because I wanted to see me. Hopefully, most of us never have that level of of evil working in our hearts we want to kill somebody but it's the same seed and so when we haven't been blessed.

There's a real deficit there and we really need to receive blessing or else the soul is malnourished and you see it in Joseph's brothers and all their unkindness and you can see the world around you and often we see it in our own hearts. We really need blessing the unblessed soul, and by the way this comes from the book by Pascarella and the power to bless which I've made no bones about saying that this is there so much practicality here. Is it very much. I feel like a how-to book learning all about blessing and the power to bless. But maybe the secret in this book or the surprise I would say of this book is that you will find a blessing. By reading the book. If you whether you are an unblessed soul or a perfectly healthy blessed person you will come away also hearing and reading a blessing from Pastor Alan to you and that was by design. In the book there was absolutely I it's meant to be really an experience of blessing like I'm invited the reader to take a journey with me and I think that's the way it feels in the know it's people tell me Daniel, I read the book I thought of so many and set up.

I had to stop in opening chapters I had tears in my eyes and and I don't like they're not in the early tears of joy are they tears of some guy said well I think sometimes it's a bland because when our souls haven't been nourished blessing and then it begins to receive blessing it it it's like water to parched ground and it starts something starts bringing up and I think that's the way the book feels. I think that's what I want to take reader on and then Daniel really moves towards not only these pinnacles of glorious revelation about the love of God, but it also does moves into these really practical. Here's how you can do this and anyone can learn how to blessed so it's a journey to blessing and is a journey also to discovering how to bless others in people.

Given the real tools to do that, including even a blessing worksheet so is something that's so simple you can start today and have something so deep and rich you spend the rest your life learning its depths. Today visit us or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860 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 right to your email inbox free. Find out more about these and other resources, and that's pastor Today's good news message is a listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries

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