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Shaking Things Up for Revival

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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October 22, 2020 8:00 am

Shaking Things Up for Revival

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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October 22, 2020 8:00 am

Childbirth is a painful process with a joyous result. In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will explain why revival can be the same way as he talks about what happens when our restoration is right around the corner.

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To a new place when a new thing Shane Dr. Tony Evans talked about the labor pains that come along before our revival is delivered. It is God's stop creating chaos that man and their own ability to fix this is the alternative, Tony had another speaker, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative childbirth is a painful process with the joyous result today. Dr. Evans explains why revival can feel the same way when our restoration is right around the corner. Let's join him. We talked about the first chapter of Haggai when the people of God had returned back to the land for 16 years. They had not begun building the temple. They had put it on delay. The reason why they put on delay of God was no longer a priority in their lives and I got chapter 1, they said it's not time, not time, not time to take care of the spiritual priorities that forms God asked the members will you seem to have time for your priorities. Another words he said time. Problem is just that I really don't matter that much. It's a matter priority as a result, a bit mixed up priority things were out of whack in their lives and in their world. God said to them verse 10 of chapter 1 because of you. The sky has withheld its due has withheld its produce.

I called for drought on the land on the mountain on the grain on the new one will be loyal in the ground products with the ground, produces one man In the labor of your hands.

Your problem because I am not your priority should have the same time that Haggai is prophesying.

We went over that Zechariah is also prophesying to the same group of people we look at Zechariah chapter 1 where he says returned to me and I will return to you so. Zechariah says the issue of your lawful priority is that you have forsaken God. Haggai says the fact that you forsaken God is manifested by the low priority given to the temple because the temple was the place where God's manifest presence was to be located. So what the people were saying is we don't care that we don't have God in our midst.

We don't care.

The fact we don't care is the temple, not a priority. Zechariah says is really because you love God and that's why not a priority. We went on to say that the way you know that you returning to God is where you place it. You place him first.

He's not. If you have time, or whether you have time or talent to the treasures it's it's the positioning of God.

You know you return to God. Not because you feel the return in your spirit, not because you think you returning to God. There is a prioritization that demonstrates you returning to God.

So you're seeking ye first the kingdom of God.

He has become the priority, not if you happen to have some left.

So God calls for him to be prioritized as a way of demonstrating you are returning you not talking you moving with that walking with it. Zerubbabel verse 12 gets the message he is the priest and he begins the process of, say, wait a minute you know I try Haggai is right we not prioritize God and that's why stop is whack. In our situation not right which one you know we we try and make progress. We put the bag full of not going anywhere. All of our efforts on producing anything probable begins the process of prioritizing will getting the nation to prioritize God. God is not ignoring probable leadership in getting the people to reprioritize and put things back into their proper order and that leads God to chapter 2, where he says in chapter 2 the promise I made you when you came out of Egypt. God told them when you come out of Egypt. I have a place for you.

I've got a place of blessing for you are the promised land and while they have been removed from the promised land gobble so will keep his promise by returning the back to the promised land. He said I have a plan for you in spite of all the stuff that's gone bad. He says in verse five of chapter 2 my spirit is abiding in your midst. Don't be afraid even though stop is not going right. Things don't look good things on the downturn. I have not forgotten you, you forgotten me, but I have not forgotten you, and now that Zerubbabel has taken the leadership to pulling my people back to me this is what you can expect. He says in verse six that the Lord about one flaw in a little while. I am going to shake the heavens and the sea and the dry land and the nations a whole lot of shaking going on, what does it mean I am going to shake. Pay close attention to this proof God says that I'm going to shake, stop, turn things around. I am going to shake, stop all to turn things around. What we mean by shaking shaking refers to God's intentional interruption into the natural order of our failures. When God creates stuff in the law will flow what you know we were in the mobile.

You just don't like the goals you know things are steady. If you will.

And all of a sudden there is a panic interruption in our situation. A situation we didn't think about, we can anticipate we were in town Lord and our world turned upside down inside out that shaking that is additional option in the mobile flow of things she says once again. Once again he says in a little while I go check some Starbucks wanted to say once again in chapter 1 it already shaken some stuff up the reins not flow in the crops are not producing enough we in a bag full of holes in chapter 1 stop shaken up but the shakeup in chapter 1 is a shakeup because God wants him first. Zerubbabel has begun the process of making God first. So now God says about we go door second shake of chapter 2 shaken chapter 1 shaken is shaken because I'm not first, but little while we shake and rattle and roll again is different, shaken because when I do that. Second, shaking, be shaken. Stop lose you. In chapter 1 that shaking is the stuff from here but I know in a little while doing chapter 2 shaken because between chapter 1 and chapter 2 Zerubbabel has begun to bring the nation into prioritizing God again demonstrated by putting him first in the temple, not just think about that house but think about his house or that is prioritizing God MMS in a minute. Shake again and shake happen and I'm going shake and I'm going to bring something new about me give you some bad news so I can lead to good news when you decide to put God first.

When he's not extra left over if I have it when God is prioritized and made preeminent losses 118 that Jesus Christ might have first place in everything, when God is now put in the place of life and God is ready to do something new. He will create a disruption first when God led Israel out of Egypt, he put them in an uncomfortable situation. Farrell, on one hand, the Red Sea, on the other hand, they were in an uncomfortable situation but you put it in an uncomfortable situation to do a new thing they have never seen before the opening of the Red Sea buddies what shakeup that is creating an interruption into the mobile flow of things they thought they were going evil and out of Egypt and they wind up being caught between a rock and hard place. Not only that, when Abraham had offered up Isaac.

That was a shaken situation that I got home I saw the son of my loves, the only begotten son that was shaking up thing, but that was because God was getting ready to do something new when God is getting ready to take you to a new place when God is getting ready to do a new thing. She will regularly shake stop first.

But if you're not putting him first and you're not told to him, all you see is the shakeup you don't say that the new thing is, there is no great experience you can have with God.

Then when everything around you is shaky and your unshakable physics is no experience like God creating shaken situation. Everything around you is in a shaken situation and you are in an unshakable kingdom. A movement you are also doing and everything is insecure.

You are stable and everything is unstable because God has revealed something new you about himself that shows you God in the midst of God looking like he's nowhere in the 70s you have grown into a new experience with God is a God wants you to see God even when all hell breaks loose wanted to see God work out so you can sleep you have never seen before 11 with you to put it and you put it shakes up again let you see some never seen before, never seen before. He says that you might see an unshakable kingdom pieces what he says. Since we are part of this unshakable kingdom this thing that doesn't move when everything else is around us says let us give thanks.

Let us give thanks women I'm in a shaky situation stuff around me is crazy and he says don't complain. Give thanks but if I'm in a shaky situation. God is shaking the earth and the heavens shaken up and down all over the place. Thanks for giving thanks for my position in the unshakable kingdom.

Why do I need to know that I should fossil cuff complain when I'm in a shaky situation since I am in an unshakable position I'm in an unshakable kingdom. Dr. Evans will have more force in a moment how to stand steady during tough times and the shaking we're experiencing in our country and our world these days makes it all the more important to understand God's agenda for how his people should interact and come together not only in times of unrest but at all times. That's the point of Tony's book stronger together weaker apart. It's a powerful collection of soul-searching, prayers and devotions that will help you pull together in unity and love with other believers for a few more days where bundling this book together with all 14 messages in Tony's current teaching series, turning a nation to God and offering them to you as our thank you gifts when you make a donation to sustain this important daily ministry. Just visit Tony today to get all the details on this limited time offer that's Tony or call us at one 800 832, 22, and one of our resource team members will be happy to help you with your request, I have all that information for you a little later after part two of today's message and this is Dr. Tony Evans says Christians have a habit of under using overlooking our most valuable spiritual resource to our in-depth course on kingdom. Prayer Tony Evans training center you'll discover how God is why in the world to work by prayer and experience for yourself how it connects heaven with her in time with eternity will not only gain a new understanding and appreciation for prayer you'll actually pray in transforming ways never experienced before.

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Remember when Jesus ran low on food.

He had two fish and five barley loaves ran low on food. He had to feed 5000 men, women and children 20 to 25,000 people that are called two fish and five bottles below will you be a little scarce on what you need to solve the situation. He asked the disciples to feed all these people's responses shaken situation because we don't have enough money. One of them said another one said, we got some fish and a few pieces of bread will do anything about all these people susceptible the situation is unresolvable the situation can't be fixed.

This situation is not is not one that we can turn around. We we just have to quit give up now. There is nothing that can work in this situation, Jesus said, give me the fish not enough and brave, but not nearly enough. What is the key in front of Brad in front of them and the Bible says look up to heaven and now will give thanks with his situation is not nearly enough to fix the problem where the plot of another kingdom.

He was a part of an unshakable kingdom.

So look around to determine what was going to be taking the name of the part of the complaining about everything else around him, gave thanks for the little it stop that. The biggest risk is 3000 people, women and children 12 basketball not looking at kingdom. Looking at the kingdom. That does not say you need to know which kingdom you are but you can only experience that if you put God's does not show you something in Mark six disciples didn't learn the lesson of the fish loaves ran into another… Is this the order of things to remind you of the group. You really group that shaking part of the group that's unshakable now. That's the group, but you will do this, that when he shakes things up and you put them first could you not put in front shake things up in all you do is be miserable what you put in any shakes things up let you sleep. You are part of unshakable people collapsing around you and God You study shaken situation when United go home and when we do that is all. Michael would stop making some Moreno roast you and you will put heat on Eagle put heat on it because it needs to be done. You want to get out too early because it's is not done only been two long burns so you won't permit me to leave the food under the ready to ride in a ready daily put into law you heard it.have the time on your situation and know when you're ready when you need to be a man longer ready yet you yet you know what took you so that you can function know when you when you're ready, your clothes were wrinkled and you didn't want to wear wrinkle close the church so you when you pulled up the board and you plug in iron I got when you ran the iron over wrinkled situation. There were creases because of how with hanging up on the high, no creases, perhaps because of how long it had been on the hanger. It was squiggly lines and you wanted to straighten it out. You have to straighten some out because you were going to wear it and you wanted to look good when you came to church where you want to stand up with her wrinkled grandson, Michael Blau, wrinkle Panza regal jacket you wanted it to be smooth. Janet smooth you got your and you put all the curricula situation. You put on the messed up creases in the close that you have all you can see this theme, not as you will do the CLO with the heat I hate you are trying to be straighten some stuff up that was needed to be straightened out so you put on long enough to burn it long enough to straighten it out if you put on long enough.

You still have wrinkle calls on that long you have close long enough to straighten out what God has to do what he wants to straighten us out when he wants us right now is he wants to put some heat on that situation. We got some wrinkles and that need to be straightened out so that he wants to straighten it out on their lot enough to straighten it, but not too long now only because it was the way you look good when you represent him in your life, you won't know wrinkled up saying safe and smooth so that when you say I am a Christian, you look good as a Christian because the right address in your life situation because he's trying something to make him look good and be glorified in your life when God shakes up the world around you.

Don't you get all shook up because God is doing something new in your life give you a brand-new experience with him the name of the Lord in this place to have them brand-new experience with God. Starting today stay with us.

Dr. Evans will come back to wanted through how to do it first. If you'd like to get the full length version of today's lesson is called shaking things up for revival part of Tony's current teaching series, turning a nation to God.

Get all 14 messages in this powerful collection on CD or digital download to reviewing your own or to share with your church or small group and as a special bonus will include a copy of Tony's powerful book stronger together weaker apart is our gift to make a contribution to help us keep this program coming your way. This offer runs out in just a few days. So don't wait. Get the details and make a request or call us at 1-800-800-3222 where we have team members standing by day and night to help with your resource requests. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 or go online to Tony Avenue and start or we often try to blame Satan when we find ourselves facing tough times tomorrow. Dr. Evans will talk about another explanation and why a crisis, maybe the best thing that ever happened to you right now though he's back to talk about making the most important decision you'll ever make doctrines good news Dave of the gospel is that God loves you and me so much and once they have a relationship with us so bad that he dealt with.

The one thing that keeps that relationship from taking place. That is our sin on the cross, God's son, Jesus Christ took the penalty for our sin. God placed on Christ the sin of the whole world, we credited the sin of the world on the Christ and then the good news. God will credit back to any man or woman, boy or girl who comes to Christ, the righteousness of Christ and that's perfect righteousness. He was sinless so the good news of the gospel is God will treat your sin, for his righteousness freeing him then to have a relationship with you and giving you eternal life. The hope of heaven when this life is over and all that's for free. God promised to give it to anyone comes to Jesus Christ for it because the price for sin has already been paid, and so I would invite any of Alice's unsure uncertain about your eternal destiny to go to God right now and tell them you placing all of your trust in Jesus Christ as your personal savior for the forgiveness of your sins and for the gift of eternal life.

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