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July 1, 2021 6:00 am
Allen Wright, pastor, Bible teacher and author of his latest book, the power to bless.
You can't even dream what God has done for us. You could never ask them for a new arts and how to be the God and goes exceedingly abundantly above and beyond all that you could ever ask or think me to say that it couldn't anybody ever asked him for what is actually done for us. No angel in heaven could have. That's Pastor Alan Wright welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life. Old I'm Daniel Britt excited for you to hear the teaching today. In the series miracle man has presented at renewal. The church North Carolina are not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I'd like to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now. It can be yours for your donation this month to Allen Wright ministries as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer. Contact Pastor Alan.org that's Pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on this later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching years, Allen Wright. Anyone not been able to me (biologically felt the pain of grief, but is different in the ancient Middle Eastern culture because this is a culture in which the whole plan sociologically for caring for the aged was the.
The children would do that and the sun would carry on the family estate so here's what the picture was. She had an older husband who is likely to die far before she she had no son to carry on the family estate of family business or take care of her. So this was a serious problem that had been introduced and it was the deep longing of her heart and when Elisha said by this time next year you're going to be holding a sign her reaction to it was to say total hiding. The man of God because he had just landed upon her deepest desire is one that maybe she had covered up with years and years of submerging it down into the deeper places of her soul and she was essentially saying to him, don't you dare do that. I have finally accepted that I'm not going to have a son. I finally dealt with enough I have moved on and and and how dare you bring that up, don't shoot dare bring up something so good is that even metal with me and raise my hopes… This is absolutely true, because otherwise it would be cruel for you to bring this up.
If it is not true. Don't lie to me man of God because he had found within her dormant dream that she had put to rest but honest truth was, it was still her deepest dream and this is a picture of what must happen with every single person. If you ever gonna really know the gospel of Jesus Christ that there is a dream, a deep dream of longing are yearning that is down underneath the surface layers of your life. I dream a longing and a yearning that cannot be fulfilled except through the gift of God in Jesus Christ.
It is a place that is down inside of you is inside every person because every single person on this earth is aware that we have sin and there is guilt that's attached to that sin and we can't feel free, and we are ashamed and some people they just try to live a rebellious life by saying it doesn't even matter whether what I do is right or wrong.
There is no right or wrong yet. Down deep underneath it. We know that there is an other people just try hard out of out of being a conformist perfectionist. Try hard to do what is right and it doesn't satisfy the deep longing we have to actually be free.
We are yearning for eternity and so often what happens is people just covered it with the superficial thing. You see, we think we need more amusement and more leisure. What we are really hungering for is a wellspring of joy that is not dependent upon our circumstances. How wonderful would that be to have joy unspeakable. That couldn't be taken away even in the sadness of ask of circumstances of adversity went way think that what we need is security that comes from making sure that everything in our life is in order and our bank account is big and what we really long. What I'm saying underneath that what were really longing for is to know that we're just like children and we have a father who has an inexhaustible supply and who takes care of us when we can't see the future and can't see the way that we can live a life of trust in him who we think that we have these surface desires and that's what our issue is what we really longing for is something much better. Our culture is screaming at us to say what you really want is to be more useful and attractive, but what we really want deep down is some assurance that this world is not all that there is that we can live for eternity and vibrancy. We want assurance of heaven, and sometimes you need someone in your life will be like Elisha who says it what you want and you sound good. And somebody comes along alliances underneath you thinking your good what is it that you want and God comes in and starts meddling with the dormant and deep desires that have been covered up camouflage and when that happens is the most wonderful thing. It might hurt at first the way that being hungry might hurt, but being hungry is beautiful because it's what leads you to life. Being hungry is the thing that makes you get the nourishment you need. Your hunger is for God.
John Piper put it so well writing if you don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God. It is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied.
It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world.
Your soul is stuff the small things. There's no room for the great is a good and wonderful thing if God would put you in touch with how much you really want him blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be felt as an observer about this shocking good news to this unit might woman is that this news.
By this time next year you're going to have a son at me just tell you it changes everything that's Allen Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series/you heard about it with your use of the lead mind experience it in the hybrid. Allen writes the left but lover of myself as a love story from beginning to end spiritual bride of Christ, the perfect bike. The Bible tells that this kind moms in the links to walk with Fremont Hispano met with a woman tasted the sweetness of God's love for you is like pretty woman who searched for 2525 what can only be found fully. Gary Chapman remind Dr. the five love languages size incredible reality that God pursues us in life comes to lover of myself. Ancient biblical accounts explode in the high except high's proposal and showing his embrace raveling after the match made in heaven, lover of my soul gospel is shared when you get Allen Wright ministries this broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support.
When you get today. We will send you a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Allen Wright ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website. Pastor Alan.work. Today's teaching now continues here once again is no good news is exciting to hear and then start settling in light weight. This changes everything any parent could attest to this.
Get the good news you're going to be parents to decide this is so exciting and then you start realizing this to reorganize my entire life.
I have to reorganize my entire life around this, my priorities are going to change is going to change my schedule is going change my budget is going change my household is going change what I do in my times going change where are free to come and go as you change everything.
The song title is right. A baby changes everything.
And that's what happens when you come into the good news of the gospel were talking about news that is so good that it not only rocks your world astonishes your soul but you just start living according to it.
I want you to understand that the Christian life is a life that is shaped daily by good news and what transforms us is that good news. As Christians we grieve, but not as those who have no hope others we have trouble. But Jesus is overcome the world.
And so what we do is that we face the same kind of difficulties of the same kind of troubles the same kind of adversity that other people face but we face it, in light of all the good news for the blessing of living with a woman who just loves good news lives for good news… Tell good news is it to my wife is me now you see my wife using houses is always bubbling around in everyday like that again is the way she is a she does sleep, but she sees this like that and and partly because she just hasn't discovered the secret of just living by the good news is you don't deny the bad news were not in denial you face think you do things you pay the bills and all the stuff but you live by. The good news so this like there's a good example of it we come home from vacation and we get the mail and see if you get the males not exciting to me. I know it's gonna be on the map is exciting to her is still exciting and this mail nearly 33 years of marriage and she's excited she brings in the mail. This is what she got this big old wad of mail no and she starts going. She started about not unaware how how that got to be her job to divide up the mail. We know there's a way that she starts divide up she said as she put my palm, my palm, her pop map out my palm on top my bout my my my my purse and so I look over my stack consists of electricity bills and tax statements and AARP ads and her smaller stack consists of nice encouraging greeting cards that people have sent or a random refund check that's come back as I can. I'm over here like oh my, oh my goodness is paid his bill and she's overhears is like, look at this sweet card and so-and-so sent us in not just something, aren't they just precious. You know there's about, really owe the tax statement as you look at this $73 refund check. We must overpaid the medical office. You know that's exact amount of those ear rings that I saw the other day that I like living that way saying is that you can take your life and you gotta shape it by the good news will be plenty of bad news, but what we say is Chris's is the good news that we have received in the gospel is so good that it absolutely shapes everything and life it will rock your world. And then it'll change your world scene is that that that news that the disciples received you to see a picture of it with us. You might woman being told that you have a son. These these disciples when they realize Jesus was alive. They were there they disbelieved for joy because it's so astonishing as a way to be. It is not just nice little message that we announce come to church and have no this is earthshaking news health arguably years ago, Pastor Chris.
They had opted to preach at present. The governing body in our denomination at the elders of their pastors there spouses and friends, all the since,, august gathering at this moment you know Nick and I meant I think is best from your priest's preterm Colossians 1 about the preeminence of Christ, who is before all things, and holds all things together and he preach his heart out talking about the supremacy of Christ. We talked about how scientists can't quite figure out what it is actually physically holds everything together. They call the strong force of these eat, he lifted up Jesus as the strong force, and he talked about about that the majesty of Christ and the power of his grace that's holding all things together who is before all things in all things. Overall things the one in whom we live and move and have our big ages preach his heart out and the guy who was sort it leading the liturgy of the service can like Chris just stepped down to the Pope and the guy got the microphone he said thank you Pastor Lawson for that nice reminder nice reminder visit. Did you hear what this man just said.
Did you even hear what this man said this man just said that the strong force that is a mystery to scientists is actually Jesus who is the preeminent Lord of the entire cosmos. This is I nice reminder what you can't even dream.
What God has done for us. You could never ask him for it. You understand how to be the God does exceedingly abundantly above and beyond all that you could ask or think me to say that.
Could anybody ever asked him for what is actually done for us.
No angel in heaven could have think about this. Be like you had to say something like this to God and predicament. See absent, and I just feel guilty over this and it seems like no matter how much I try to make up for. I still feel guilty I want to feel free of this and I got this predicament that I know that sin should be punished and and yet I don't want to be punished.
I want I want to be free. I will live forever and and I and I know that there needs be justice in the world because I don't want to have a world with no justice present be a terrible world. And yet if there's justice than under sin must be punished and and I know I won't deserve to be with you.
So here.here's what I've been thinking about.
Here's what I like you to do.
Let me run this by I would like you God the Creator of the ends of the earth, the one true supreme triune God. Would you please divest yourself of that eternal glory and put on human flesh and become a human being like I know it's like asking a human being to become an aunt, but this would like you to do and you just become a person because if you would become a human being like I am, then we would have a human being on this earth who had not sent. If we have a human being on this earth who had not sin then that human being could represent humanity. So we really need you to be God.
But we also need to be human.
So could you just be born in a in a manger. Maybe be born a little baby after the everything a human is allowing your mother's milk experience. You know bullies in the neighborhood face everything we face go through the troubles of growing up in and face every kind of temptation we face just just so that what we'd like you to do is in the fullness of time.
Please would you represent humanity, which is now your human as well as God. Would you represent humanity by my taking a punishment that everybody deserve and any can't just be partial, so we need for you to take the punishment that would've been due to every single center, including mine and what we really need to do is to allow yourself. Therefore, your God, and that you have all the power you put your power only hold so that we could nail you to a cross. The most heinous form of execution that the world has ever known, and what you God. Would you just what you just cross into you slowly suffocate to death bleeding all my behalf so I don't have to believe while you're on the cross, would you just do this God, would you allow you, would you allow the sand. That was my density put upon you physically, so that your bearing that sin and the punishment for that sin that would make you in that moment experience what is like the real godforsaken would you experience Helfer for me and for all of humanity and then let them mock you and say things like he saved others, he can't save himself, and as they mock you. You resist the urge to call down a legion of angels and instead let yourself a so that is what we need God we need you to look on Jesus as if he committed all of my sin. And in this incredible exchange. Would you just do this then is now justice has taken place in sin is been punished so now you're free to look on me is so fully forgiven that.
It's like my sin is been cast as far as the east is from the West, would you make it so that you can even see my sin anymore. And more than that. Lord, would you look upon me as if I had lived the life of Jesus… Because you looked on him as if he had live the life I had of sin. But now, would you look at me as if I'd lived his righteous bike so that you could impute to meet and call me Jesus his own righteousness.
So I would know that I could come into your presence without any fear or concern of being rejected because you don't see my sin and instead you see Jesus as righteousness, and more than just a little bit more if you could just do this not only allow me into your holy presence but would you make me a co-air therefore of the blessings that should've been only reserved for Jesus because now I've been deemed to be righteous through his shed blood. Make me a co-air and would you Lord seek me in the heavenly's even mom still miss her so that I'm position with Christ and the recipient of every spiritual blessing in Christ, so that I could do the things Jesus did even greater things in order to do that. Lord, would you please just when Jesus ascends, would you send your Holy Spirit so that your life would be in me. Your joy would be my joy, your love will be my love your please be my piece of your power be powerless flowing through me. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Would you let that flow through me so that I can live victorious in this life and what you just one more thing what you in the fullness of time you choose a type with opposing type would you come back and consummate everything that you've shown us in the gospel, and finally extinguished evil and make a new heaven and new earth. Give me a new spiritual body so I can live with you forever and forever. Could you do that for was a dream that is beyond comprehension that my friends is the story of what God has done for us, because the gospel is good news that is so good that it seems too good to be true, but it is true and that's what makes it so good and that is the gospel.
What a way to conclude this series.
It's today's teaching don't lie to me man of God from the series miracle man. Alan is back in a moment with additional insight on this for our life in a final word for the series in today. Glad you've heard about it with you. You believed experience in the left book lover of myself as a love story from beginning to end spiritual bride of Christ, the perfect bike. The Bible tells my mom walk with her anymore and it's gonna mother the woman tasted the sweetness God's love for you is pretty woman who searched for 25 inches long and fully Gary Chapman my Dr. the five love languages size incredible reality that God pursues us in love comes to lover of myself. Ancient biblical accounts explode in the heart except Christ proposal and showing his embrace raveling after the match made in heaven, lover of my soul gospel is shared when you get Alan Wright Ministries. This broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support.
When you get today. We will send you a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Alan Wright Ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website. Pastor Alan.work really is that good gospel is good news, almost unbelievable. Yeah, that's the that's the nature of the gospel. Well all throughout the series, Daniel. We've been hearing stories of miracles, real miracles, ones that I've seen up close and personal, many with my own eyes in my own experiences we have seen Elijah and Elisha use of God in many many different ways, and the bottom line to take away from all this is where we started. James said Elijah was a man just like us and he prayed that it wouldn't rain and that it would rain and God uses prayer and so there's nothing in the Scriptures about these great men. That is categorically different than any of us, and does so the good news is good news because it's for me and you and every single person that's listening. Miracles, today's good news message is a listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries