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July 20, 2020 8:00 am
No matter what you are dealing with in your life.
It can be to the sense of sin. Dr. Tony Evans is many people who think they have lots of problems really only have one board is ready to solve because Jesus Christ didn't come. This is the alternative Tony have other speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative today.ribbons begins her brand-new series on the power of Jesus name. The Bible uses several of them in each of them tell us something significant to begin today with one of the most familiar and most important, let's join him in Matthew chapter 1.
As he begins this matter.
When we speak about the name of a person where giving their identity away if I would ask for Bill Ralph would not raise his because if that's not his name that's not his identity because names are more than nomenclature. It has to do with identification in the Bible they really mattered because names were given at the earliest possible time to define the hopes and dreams of a child by their parents. So the parents would give the child a name to reflect what that child was destined to become because names mattered today I want to start off with Jesus and his personal name Jesus. Now the first thing I want you to observe is that Jesus's name was not given to him by his human mother and father. It says been sent the message to Joseph and told Joseph this is what I want you to name the baby.
That's not biologically yours.
But the one that you will raise and I want you to call him what his father wants him to be named, I want you to call his name Jesus. This word Jesus is his most known name is the name that references him even when other names are associated with him. Now the word Jesus means that Savior rescuer or deliver it means a Savior, a rescuer or a deliverer. The Old Testament name for Jesus was Joshua Joshua in the Old Testament was the one who delivered the people into the promised land and overcame the enemies that land so Joshua which name in the New Testament Greek is Jesus had to do with the person who led the way into the place of blessing and delivered the people from the enemies that would see to incarcerate them or hold them hostage.
So when God wanted to name his only begotten son. He gave him the name of Savior or deliverer.
The primary reason why God became a man named his son Jesus is because he wanted to rescue people from their sin and that that is the primary issue is because one of the reasons rescue us from a bunch of other stuff because we don't allow him to rescue us from the main thing. What is Jesus to rescue us from the peripheral which is important which at long as he leaves the central thing alone and what is. Once you understand if you can't deal with the central thing that you can't recall known him all this other stuff because all the stuff that you and I wrestle with in our day-to-day life is in some way related to it either is your sin something you've done that you shouldn't of done where you now having a consequence for doing that's one as related to somebody else's saying what they did that negatively affects you all can be related to a contaminated simple environment in which you live or work or play.
That's not necessarily caused by you or directly by somebody else. But just because evil has invaded the atmosphere.
The flu virus has made its way around and brought a lot of health issues to a lot of people. So one reason you may have flu.
Is that your old immune system may be weak and therefore susceptible. Another reason you can get fluid somebody sleeve in your face you breathe it in, and vast ladies has caused your problem but another reason you can have flu is that the atmosphere has become so sick that simply by brave and bad like secondhand smoke. You just pick it up and it infiltrates you. But no matter what the flu comes from is rooted in the same virus no matter what you're dealing with in your life. It can be traced back directly, indirectly or environmentally to the presence of sin. Therefore Jesus Christ, whose name means Savior and whose job description is salvific in nature. To save from sin if not free to deal with sin that he's also not free to fix the thing you're calling about, but that right. If the problem we will fix it. As long as you fix that we have a world today that calls on Jesus to fix the racial problem to fix the social problem and fix the link to fix the nation. The fix my family we call Jesus for everything to which God wants you to know if you can't deal with.
The main thing that he may not be able to help you with all the other stuff you're calling on them. For since the road of all the all the stuff you're calling on him for his directly, indirectly or environmentally tied to sin. So whenever you call the name Jesus. You are asking him not only to deal with the fruit of your problem, but the root of its origin. And if you cannot deal with the root of origin you're saying but if it goes away for a while is going come back with a vengeance. Because of that which was never allowed to be in cells people spend an amount of time and energy and money fixing symptoms because they don't want to face sin, to appreciate Jesus's name, and the role that that name rings.
One has to have an understanding about the nature of God. God is in his perfections. Everything about God is perfect. So in terms of its standard all sin has the same consequence. All sin is the same consequence if you went into the operating room in the hospital. You took a handful of dirt and put it in the hospital of a person would been opened up they would become contaminated by a handful of dirt. But let's say you just have a little bacterial on the scalpel back. Are you kidding see, but it's on the scalpel and it cuts the person the same contamination that came from a lot of dirt that comes from a little invisible virus would have the same effect because of the nature of the room. So in operating room.
Everything is going to be sterilized. Nurses at the washing hands all the time because they understand a little virus can produce a messy situation, God is sterilized.
Everything about him is perfect and he cannot dumb down the standard to make us feel better because then he wouldn't be who he is, therefore, the issue of sin is the big issue that God must address whether it's little or whether it's great in order to address all the symptoms that we usually call on them for four wheel call on God to fictional circumstance, you must basically ask him, is there a sin that needs to be addressed because if you call until about your money, circumstance, health, circumstance, relational circumstance, emotional circumstance, whenever that legitimate circumstance is but he is not free to unveil for him to address the sin, then you know you were not invited him to do his job. It's like having cancer and asking the doctor to give you some Tylenol. What you are asking for will fix what's really wrong and a lot of people asked Jesus to fix something that's not really all that asking Jesus to reverse of symptom not repair the root of a problem. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a closer look at why asking for the right solution is so important for so you can dig even deeper into today's subject and put the principles to work with the help of Tony's book the power of Jesus names it will take you on a journey through with the biblical titles for the Lord. Tell us about his nature and character help us understand how he wants to relate with us. It's yours.
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Why does this matter. Romans 623 says the wages of sin is death, but doesn't mean you stop existing liens and legitimate division or separation has occurred in the Bible means separation not cessation, not the ending of something when a person dies Evan stop living. It's just that the spirit of the soul has left the body. So the body is no longer able to function because there is a separation there's no stopping of life is just a relocation of life, not the end of it.
So the goal of sin is to bring separation always to separate us from God us to one another. You know whether the racial crisis was quite successful separation and is due to sin that winds up being discussed this skin same as long as you can talk about skin and not talk about sin, then we can have 250 years of skin seminars and never address the root problem of God's statement about sin when it comes to how we view people different than us. So as long as the station can be changed from the spiritual and make it social, secular, economic, political, and all that you keep talking because the root will always reappear and make itself no so you can save a lot dealing with issues in your life, your family, dealing with issues in our society if we just start with the sin issue and then we can apply to the skin as she walked to the money issue or to whatever the issue happens to because Jesus Christ didn't come to fix symptoms became the fix causes which results in the repair of symptoms but with that in face that you will be doing the patchwork of fixing the symptom gets better for a while then it reappears because sales goal is always the same thing. So Jesus came he came so you wouldn't die if you are Christian is a moot word we we talk about it physically, but if you are a Christian. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord so you will be dead long enough to know he died to sin, which is always the same have been addressed once and for all.
The moment you come to Christ. When you have a power of attorney that means somebody have given you permission to use their name on their behalf because they've given you their power with their name was. If you have their name but have not been given permission to use it then you don't have a legal right for its use a lot of folk from Jesus's name not been given permission to use it. They have not been granted power of attorney, but because they think using the name will give them this magical. They use the name without the backing of the person a great illustration of this is acts chapter 19 verses 11 and following. When this demon possessed person. Paul is been casting out demons to get demons out of folk and seven census people watch what Paul is doing and they say we can do that we can do that because they notice that he did it in Jesus's name probably go up the focus in the name of Jesus, the demons will come out well. He said we like that so they they want to get rid of the demon so they go up to the demon possessed person and say James is out of the right name and I saw that the main one. But when the come out in Jesus name. The demon spoke up demons responded to 90. The demon said now Jesus we know all we know you will know you and then it goes on and jumped all Jesus's name. In other words, just because you know the name and just because you chose the name does not mean you've been given legitimate rights and authority to the name. That's why first John chapter 5 verses 1516 once even now it says that you can use his name.
If you are doing his will. God respond to your use name if you are not concerned with doing well using his name illegitimately using his name apart from his golf, which is dealing with things that don't don't bother calling my name. If you're not committed to my will and committed to my person, known Jesus in the day with the family. All I will know you so you can use his name without and then he has no obligation to respond.
So if you pray in Jesus's name. I need you to rescue me the freedom to identify sin.
What sin that needs to be addressed, which frees him up to number one forgiveness sin address the sin and then based on the will to address the circumstances. But if you skip will spiritually you waste your time with the tagline and say John chapter 16 he says in verse 23 and 24. If you ask in my name and say John 14 verses 13 and 14. If you ask in my name. If you ask in my name, but right in the context of that if you ask in my name, we better have a relationship just to schedule out the word Jesus. Philippians chapter 2 verse nine says, for this reason also, God highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of the father will you know I don't know the Mr. big stuff is in your life. I don't know the names that make you a name dropper but no name that is above every name you may know your dog's name but I know you love name is Megan and him you may need an attorney, but I know they got then that name. You may make a friend, but I thought Fred had long as you keep the meaning of the name meaning of his name, you will discover that he will in your life as well. Determine what he will address in the circumstance that is name is greater than every other name. The way he closes by saying at the name of every knee bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.
So you want to do two things with this name. He wants you to take a name he wants you to take me want to take a knee shall bow, but why are you going down though you may open your mouth with your mouth you know somebody you talk about every body else. You better bring up the name Jesus… The big people in your life, you better bring up the name Jesus, because name is right that the human names you're looking at the fix the issue in your life when you get right you'll get to see the visit dressing sin and changing circumstances is all about. But as we learned that name describes a person a person you can know the Bible describes Jesus standing at the door of your heart, knocking when she let them in. That relationship begins. What does that mean how do you do that Tony would love to tell you, visit Tony Evans.org today and follow the link that says Jesus you find answers to your questions a simple prayer they can change your life and free follow-up resources that if you like to have a copy of today's message to reviewing your own or pass along to a friend. Just contact us for details on the title Jesus the Savior.
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