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A Crisis that Cries for Revival

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October 23, 2020 8:00 am

A Crisis that Cries for Revival

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October 23, 2020 8:00 am

We dont have to go out looking for problems in life; theyll find us soon enough if they havent already. In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will take a look at the up side of down-times as he explains how a crisis can lead to revival.

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You know you as is Dr. Tony Evans says the Lord sometimes allows us to hit bottom. So the only place we can look is good is that God creates and uses savings so that he can demonstrate he alone is God.

This is the alternative, Tony had other speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative, we often try to blame Satan we find ourselves facing tough times today. Dr. Evans talked about another explanation and why. A crisis may be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Let's join if you call falls apart you go to mechanic if your house is falling apart.

You go to a repair man or handyman. If you close the falling apart you go to a tail and if your grades are falling apart you go to a tutor. But when you go in your life is falling apart.

When things unraveling at a rapid pace and you don't quite know what to do revival at the heart of it is the return of God to his people, where his manifest presence is experienced where God is no longer a theology or a theory concept that you believe in, but seems to be so untouchable and so far, far away. Revival is when the reality of God becomes real to the experience of his people. When God in a sense Marie enters into your situation of life regularly. As we stated when we began our series when there was the return of God. It was often in the midst of a crisis situation that men could not fix. Such is the situation that we find in second Chronicles chapter 20 with King Jehoshaphat Johnson fat and God's people were being surrounded by the enemy. They were being surrounded by those who were against them. You know you're in a crisis. When you feel like Jehoshaphat felt because verse three says Jehoshaphat was afraid of crisis. Broker's fee adverse insecurity adverse trauma, and even Tara because it looms so large in your life in the Bible and in life crisis comes in all shapes and forms. There are financial crises, of which most people know about right now. In fact I read numbers in the congregation share with me about insecurity or fear as a relates to the markets and their retirement or the job situation hi am I going to make it what I have to work longer and it creates a situation of insecurity. It says he was afraid. Crisis can come and help forms. When the doctors don't know quite how to fix the problem that can be relational crisis crisis between people and you're all well by the inability to fix whatever the nature of the relationship is you really know you in a crisis. Verse 12 he says God we do not judge them for we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us, nor do we know what to do in a crisis when you don't know what to do when you sense feel a sense of powerlessness to change things as long as you feel like you got the power to turn around the field dominate is when you have the sense of powerlessness don't have the wherewithal to fix it or to change it or to reverse it auto corrected and I don't even know anybody else who can help me when your actions have run out and that sense of powerlessness prevails in a crisis.

Johnson fat says on the crisis.

It's a big thing, a great multitude it's now running my motions.

I'm afraid I feel this to do anything have the wherewithal to turn around myself and even if I had the power I could use it because I don't know what the bill that was afraid verse three, he turned his attention to seek the Lord and proclaimed a fast throughout all of Judah because it affected the whole southern kingdom was the northern kingdom in the name of the southern kingdom of Judah job that is king of the southern kingdom of Judah because it did everybody do this affected because the nation's 100. He called them to join him in seeking the good news is that God allows creates and uses crises so that he can demonstrate he alone is God saying it's one thing to know God.

In theory he's not run my sword, my shield wheel in the middle of a wheel that sounds good.

Middle get your name in a crisis. You only cutesy statements crisis. You don't need spiritual certain liberties in a crisis sounding theological vernacular crisis. You need to see the living God. You need to know the God you been talking about is real and you need an X variance with that.well if you ask variance with… You need an experience that calls for that God. If you experience that.experience that holds for that God so he sets his face to see the Lord John the Baptist Judah. Verse five euros loan in the house of the Lord before the New Ct. in God's house in a crisis. He says the God of our fathers, are you not in God.

The heavens and are you not all the kingdoms of the nations in your hands so that no one can stand against you introduces his prior with one of the great truths that you need to remember, particularly if you are in a crisis, or when you get in a crisis is God's natural that here it is. Never forget this God is not true.

Pay close attention says God is not true that rule's if you forget everything I say today I want to remember this means. In other words, the last word you talk crisis is not the final word. It looks like the final work is being overwhelmed.

It feels like the final word because you're afraid you think it may be the final word because you don't know what it is prayer retreat to what you know to be true about God. Even though it goes against feels right now probably feel right now very much afraid that you are failing sit in judgment over your faith again. Never let your feelings sit in judgment over your faith. You must always let your faith sit in judgment over your feelings don't deny how you feel you feel is how you feel. I'm afraid, anxious, insecure, wearing doubtful don't make you not afraid when you're afraid, like lighting if you're traveling your trouble and that's the real but the problem is not your feeling. The problem is allowing how you feel as real as it is to override your faith what it says is what he knows to be true about God says God is not true that you will happen.

Not all God is on the land before your people Israel and given to Abraham your friend forever.

I love this.

I love this goes back now read my Bible because I ask that you read my Bible and places where you would hold nations. The people before, when you wanted to bring Abraham into the land with the Canaanites and the Hittites and the rights of the Jebusites and you hold nations that give this land. That's why you need to know your Bible know that you can refer to the focal in the same situation that you are now facing know that while your situation is different, your God is not talking now, remember to start with. God rules he remembers you face this problem before what your people and you don't test case. This don't care what crisis you are now darling to be in a financial down to my last way out of no way. You don't know which way to go to the path between Farrell and Red Sea can open up a note to predict goblins don't do that so the Old Testament testimony, which is the old testament now, but the Bible said things were written example, the Bible wrote all testament so that when you testament, we can refer back to the problem look like Old Testament situations call nation problems and you came through for when we built this sanctuary.

Your name is your house saying should evil come upon us, the sword, judgment, pestilence, family distress, you will hear the rest.

God's word up in God's face. What I understand that if all this crisis came on to give a hold of the Christ is yours in there somewhere. It is all we got. We got famine as financial is called that's called Wall Street famine we got we got judgment. We got the we got this we got that we got but if we called on your it's been a long time since we called upon God as a nation cultural unrest and divisiveness are some of the consequences of not asking for God's solutions to our problems on a personal as well as a global level with 20s written a powerful book that can help inspire and guide us to seek God's assistance in these uncertain times is called stronger together weaker apart this great collection of spiritually empowering prayers and devotions will teach you how to come together with fellow believers and overcome, envy, fear, doubt, isolation, worry, and more through Monday where packaging a copy of stronger together weaker apart along with all 14 full-length messages in Tony's current two-volume teaching collection, turning a nation to God, making them all available as our 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 just wouldn't be possible. So we're 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.

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I have that information for you again after part two of today's message and this are you hungry for more history then you need to connect God's word with explicit teaching from Dr. Tony interactive online study experience allows you to explore theology and biblical history application anytime Tony Evans training to get started next 10 Evans training word God is a legal relationship is a trademark me as a trademark me your Oakland Bible Fellowship is trademarked. That name is registered, which means you only use it legitimately.

If you use it legally. So a lot of people use God's name, but they use it illegally.

So the name doesn't register for the legal authority attached to it. So he goes God's word goes God's person goes God's history goes in God's word back to history goes back to God's person goes back to God's word.

Now, we generally start with all now he remembers we talk into this and we forget who we talk into you talk into and then you reduce it to someone else. Now he says anything about my problem unto me.

Did you do this before you for your word about me and my messed up situation. The service on the more bizarre you did not invade Israel see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from your possession which you have given us as an inheritance.

All God will you not judge them for we are powerless before this great multitudes who are coming against us, nor do we know what to do is all you problem is I don't know what to do what you are powerless. I don't know what to do, but I'm changing where I'm looking his last letter you will watch this as long as the enemy only enemy you will be looking at the wrong thing. Please ship is now my crisis now coming down to look you come in from the Lord looking for you what they called us to draw down for the benefit of my crisis is down.

What has been offered and have been in the midst of my crisis on watch this before the infants, wives, children everybody because it affects the whole vision in the midst of the assembly, the spirit of the Lord came upon Jay have video, the son of Zechariah verse 15 and he said all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat, thus saith the Lord, do you do not feel it will be this may become great multitudes overwhelming prices for the battle is not yours, but God's father battle is not yours, but God is so much in praise, crisis, nor my crisis to make it in baiting me. I'm not going to let my crisis be my focus. I am now going to put in rolls and rolls. Look at having the roles I don't know where you go do it.

I don't know where you are the only one that can do it because in this situation that says the spirit of the Lord came the prophet wants this guy right situation. Please don't miss focus on God and make God's focus without ignoring his crisis when he made his focus on God appealing to God's nature, appealing to God's history and appealing to what God's word said the spirit of the Lord came upon the word wanted them to resolve this problem by pointing this out because now we have the word of God. Joining with the spirit of God to bring an answer to the crisis being experienced. The people of God called to speak a word you say this to you when you crisis and don't know what to do as a Raymo word for you to find what I mean by Raymo word refers to a specific limits. The Bible is the word of God is the word of God from Genesis to Revelation.

God when you feel it when you don't feel it when you like it. God when you don't like God because the word of God. But when you crisis you don't need the word of God in its general written sentence. You need a word that is usually the specific word of God that applies to you and your specific crisis because you can go to the Bible and the Bible tell you whether moving forward California if you can go to the Bible and it tells you what to do the specific thing that gives you general principles, but it doesn't give you all the specific guidance about specific crisis. David says the battle is not yours battle is the Lord's okay in first, we have this phrase the crisis is name of Goliath.

Goliath is a problem too big for you to handle body weight when you have a problem is to be viewed handle calling Goliath. You know how things go on a football quarterback receivable and so the other team is coming in Capitol Hill and then takes the ball around with thing happens. Changes that somebody else is and badly got a deal with the time and we keep the bow golf ball Dr. Tony Evans talking about how a crisis can drive us to depend on God before we go today.

Don't forget to take advantage of our current double offered 20s recently released devotional prayer book stronger together weaker apart was all 14 full-length audio messages from his current series, turning a nation to God. Available both digitally and on CDs. This powerful package of resources is yours with our thanks when you help us keep Tony's teaching on the station by supporting his ministry with your donation. This is one of the last days. This offer will be available so don't wait visit us to make a request or call us at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you again that's 1-800-800-3222. A lot of people attend revivals looking for more energy or enthusiasm but on Monday Dr. Evans will talk about what we really need to literally be brought back to life. I hope you'll join us.

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