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Dry Bones Dancing, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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October 18, 2020 8:00 am

Dry Bones Dancing, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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October 18, 2020 8:00 am

Even though we seem to love staying busy, the things we think will fill up our lives often leave us feeling drained and empty. In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains how that can turn into a spiritual dryness that only the Holy Spirit can remedy.

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Something is wrong. Dr. Tony Evans is the Lord is ready to raise you up and rejuvenate your spirit. Like David, the joy of the Lord is my strength. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative if your spiritual life feels is empty and lifeless old skeleton in the desert. Dr. Evans has some good news for you today. As he explains how God can restore you to the point where you feel like dancing. Let's turn to Ezekiel chapter 37, as he begins our lesson that says I will finish high school and start college that I was dying. Finish college and start working that I was dying to get married and have children that I was dying my children to grow up and get out that I was dying to retire and now I'm just dying and suddenly I realize I had forgotten to live. Many among us are die looking for that next thing that happened that we hope will give us the life where having trouble finding suffering from dryness and spiritual stagnation where I get up and go got nothing on and we don't know where to find if this is your mobile state something is spiritually wrong in your life situation among God's people, Israel in the Old Testament. The problem is stated for us very clearly in verses two and verse 11 of chapter 37 he calls me God because links the past among the roundabout and behold there were many on the surface of the valley and they were very dry bones, skeletons, God says in this explanation, son of man, bones are my people Israel, and say so we got talking bones all leave to be dried up. Hope we are completely, Israel was suffering from spiritual penis's supernaturally escorted to an ossuary, a place where bones would be gathered in the nation of Israel before final burial.

These bones had to bake in the hot sun.

When I just told that the people died this makes a point to let us know bones were very dry state for long and become a way of life to be. These bones all configured confused and jumbled together like pieces of a puzzle's nothing connected. Nothing was chaos explains what this is. You know if your dry because you verse 11 says that was God's people today as God's people not drowning in a sea of hopeless, surrounded by a land called always cloudy with a toddler when you finally previously oncoming train. Many of God's people are living in a perpetual fond of this plan. On the overcast sky is that we become being tired so stating was this reality that God is verse three. All can be done drive not only to be fixed while they would all. Time is that you had created this distance had created dryness had created distance and from God had created God in their own land.

Now God asked them to the other nations. Remove from ship with God and during this time of removal become the baby is they therefore it's because your distant distant is because the disobedient, you will point on the will have problem with. But if you live in and about problems every day you wake up to climates that have occurred if your ability to dance again and dancing in the Bible is always the celebration of rejoicing celebration on the inside as what is the exception is the mole and dancing is the exception because there has been distance between you and God only one thing that causes this and that is disobedience: place to be so twelve-month because it's so far away from the sun all frigid Paris is blazing hot twelve-month causes so close to temperature. Some Christians up little things finally close to the center restraints they live close to the sun. Always the flame you want to know what's wrong with the most most where we are not consistently call. We just distance God said to him from the accident you become so if you rail try you a long way away, you can know close your dry home consistently with titles and when they were exiled worshiping no church praying worshiping the religious thing go to church when you read every day. I know somewhere if you want spiritual time for an extended period of time. It's it's that's distance that's created dryness in God's grace bones, Valley two words new, he describes that in chapter 36 verse 26 give you a new heart and a new spirit within you and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes. You will be careful to observe my ordinances as a description of what the Bible calls the new chapter 37 firstly tell all these bones to the word of God to know what God say don't take the proper file were spiritually real missile bones that are seven noise, and behold, bones came together soon and that was the movement going. When I begin going on that wasn't that was some jerky that was good stuff that was unconnected by the word took place they became attached. The problem is I was little that lot of shaking the little but it was lifeless movement. You can't hear the word of God. You day you jump up and shout and feel bones, and monthly rate but can only make the connection can give you. You don't live without.

Attached, but without lights would know Brett well live with dry because it takes more prophecy and knowing the prophecy in order to remove this from your online session to sign telling them what I said is not true son of man, and say where is my spirit within you.

When Dr. Evans continues her message just a moment to explain how God could bring us back to life from the inside out.

Stay with us. Jesus and others will now we follow him. My last collections have been unity, unity, and how work at church in the community and across the nation.

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So for a limited time where packaging a copy of stronger together weaker apart, together with the 14 full-length messages in Tony's current teaching collection, turning in nation to God and making them all available as a thank you gift when you make a contribution to help support Tony's work here on the radio and around the world without your assistance. This ministry wouldn't be possible so we are excited for this chance to support you as you support us. Visit Tony or call us at 1-800-800-3222 make the arrangements before the special offer runs out. That's 1-800-800-3222. I repeat that information for you have to part two of today's message. Here's Dr. Evans. When God's will is God formed man from dust of the ground rules the breath of life and man became a living soul is able fundamental, but not sufficient, but it will change God would charge what we know about only not just connection can know my month in chapter 37 verse 14 you and you will, life know you and you know there is no right because you are going. That is because the spirit of God. If you are not a Christian you, but not for you. If you have in my life. Based on the control of the Holy Spirit because all the spirit gives life. Second, review 360 all the spirit make, you can listen to that life they can make you understand, but they cannot give you my life is the word speak spirit prior to the end of John's nontext life, which God says I will make my spirit like water off from where you can have broad because it's day's but he really is. Athletes can know the fundamentals of the game, but still be mechanical appliances can have all the parts but without electricity. There is no life of the Holy Spirit spirit of God to take this life so you can have his life words job is to make you a new relationship created created me the most important issue in your life is your relationship with the word of God in the spirit of God to get nose to work together.

The new covenant operates from the inside out. Notice the bone or muscle. Muscle took on flesh. I will put my spirit inside you when you're muscle holding back what God must do on the inside to give you new hot spirit to give you a new life and he wants a dynamic relationship with the spirit and when he does for you will obey me, not because you have to, you will obey me because you want to change your motivation to a lot of us are trying obey God because we have to wear miserable every time we obey… He says, but when my spirit isn't working you want to real simple. God is with the spirit of God when cross section about God willing yielded to the spirit of God giving him the right to execute it internally in your life, what you have my call spiritual you and you put on the rocks machine to machine because you want a copy button because you want.

What a shame not to come up before it comes out on another sheet of shelf paper you wanted to grab onto a sheet of paper so that there is a concrete charge is like putting up on top God made me to know and understand information spirit for the purpose of transformation. He takes up my world… The Bible and now the word of God is starting from the inside out and outside your prayer every Sunday. Every day when you read your Bible, for that matter, long if you say you have a right transfer to my if you except Jesus Christ got the fuel pilot… Want to give you information they want to give you relation so they can be transformation inside out. How many of you have GPS systems in your car site and style.

They will show you the map with the you move your call as you, it moves along the route that you were moving so you can see it right then, I offer a voice to guide voices, turn right 500 feet was on the screen is a problem I specifically with the voice screen will show you general direction, but not specific application you need to voice what God has in the new covenant is the word of God and the voice of the spirit can give you on Sunday morning on the general principles I can apply to every individual got the same Holy Ghost general sermon give me my specific application for me to hear your voice. This rising from the dead, and this is what Jesus meant when he said I have come to give you life. John 1010 in the give it to you more abundantly new covenant living. If you will begin to intersect the word dictation of submitting to the Holy Spirit, giving him the transforming interest on the 27th you will be able to dance again you will be able to again you will be able to rejoice again because you will be right.

Like David, the joy of the Lord is my strength.

The movie Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates had stolen goods only to discover that they were cursed by the They could not get on the carts and when they walk around under the moonlight. They want this during the day they look like regular but really they were dead men walk skeletons whether moonlight revealed like living because they were under a curse for us today are living under the carts we look like we're okay but when we are living with no bone in the movie they said they had to return and not of the shadow was no longer there. We going to get rid of, you know, so we remove the car and I said captains and synthesis same blood flow carts so that the kinds go wish's remove thousand years ago God came down on the cross said it was my blog, read remove if you never brought your sin to Jesus and asked him to take it away. Stay with us. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to tell you how you can do that first. So today's lesson was part of Tony's current series, turning a nation to God. As I mentioned earlier, all 14 full-length messages in this two-volume collection can be yours with our thanks if you will help us keep bringing you Tony's teaching each day with a generous contribution. You receive the complete series on CD and instant digital download, and as a special bonus will also send you a copy of Tony's powerful devotional book stronger together weaker apart to take advantage of this limited time offer. Be sure to call for details.

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Had Tony again that's Tony Dr. Evans explains that there are two parts to revival and being only half revived doesn't get the job done right now though he's back with this personal message for you if you been listening to the broadcast and 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 my sin bearer. 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've given to me. Help me to live a life to please you in Jesus name. The alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the urban alternate is made possible by the generous contribution of

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