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January 14, 2021 7:00 am
Why does God lead you in situations when we do, Dr. Tony Evans says that's the time we see the Lord's power were not sure what celebrating. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative words like impossible or incurable. Don't apply when God is equation. Dr. Evans is seeing miracles happen is in some ways up to us.
Let's join him as he takes us to second Kings chapter 5 the story of an important man in a desperate situation so all that was so right. There was no cure. It was interim simultaneously called the castaway. Most importantly, I to something going wrong spiritually with everything right has one wrong messing up all that is right and what is your one thing in your life that is messing up all the good stuff going for you, you successful in your career with your finances… Your educational achievements. Maybe you can resume that is impressive, but that one that you did not put on. That was Raymond's realities that was his scenario. He had that phrase, but he was a leper flip. Note: his life, affecting everything you told in verse two battles it To the little slave girl you told me was wife get yo husband, my balls down to Israel to the prophet Elisha could change his leprosy situation.
She was a little girl.
She was a nobody in terms of our position in life and her agent like Bush action that could change this world and this man's life does the little girl told my wife told me that my problems in Israel so much. This other verse five says go now to send a letter to the king of Israel with him 10 talents of silver and 6000 shekels of gold pinching the close to the king of Israel, and he says I sent David my servant verse 60 you. You may cure him of his leprosy with the little girl said little girls that it Israel to cure his leprosy. Verse nine Saul Lehman came with his chariots and stood at the house of Elisha Elisha sent a messenger saying go in the Jordan seven times in your flesh will be restored to you and you will be coming Houston we have a problem with. We have some issues going on here. This was explained to us in verse 11 but was kicked off mad and went away and said all coming back to me and called the name of the Lord his God and focus all over the place.
Leprosy went away and arrange that are not happen and the rivers of the mask is better than the one real washing between the way is called leading to his call flowing your human opinion God. It's called pride joins 230 is a bad idea to stay outside. Just because dirty animals are going when nasty animals. Too bad, too, I'm going that will be speaking there on the refuse.
And now I'm going to not okay servant comes to sense verse 13. My father probably told you to do some great thing to another meeting this connection would you not have done it much more than when he says go wash in between to give you some hard to grab it on give you some easy and there you go. Fossen Carson didn't mad the property get mad at the church negligent mad because they didn't tell you what you wanted to keep is not the question. The question is was what they told you God's Word and God's will. That's the only question so verse 14 he went down and dipped himself seven terms in the Jordan. What's this, according to the word of the man of God and his flesh was restored like a flash of a little child and he was clean. Don't let your dignity keep you from solving your problem will not bring full deliverance. In fact, it may bring. Because he was not until after that seven time to complete what God was asking a lot of times people get mad. I did what God said when you dig down deep enough they did a part of what they obey not to feel better about what they did not go all the way and complete what he asked them to do on tell, you cannot expect on supernatural incursion into your circumstances, corrected to whatever level the sovereign will of God will allow for you and I must stop arguing with God's word is final. It is settled in and sometimes you will like it and sometimes you will understand that if you read your doctor's prescription. Not a real doctor. But even though you can't read it, even though you don't understand you go to the pharmacist you fulfill it and you take the one David Allen says I'll never do anything you stay sick.
Understand nonprescription's prescription and he knows what you really will want to tell you take the medicine I take prescription to the sermon know you must take medicine that is radiance to see the natural into the natural to ensure that which appears to be actually functions as that which is insurable in your life.
What is going leprosy. I want to tell you now related to whatever deliverance God give you for that thing that will not go away until you.I.we adopt radical obedience. Obedience to the in the point of rejecting our own perspective or that of our friends do not see God talk about this when Jones doing worship and what you will see the seat of power that the Bible talks about this victory that the Bible talks about God's got to see faith in faith is demonstrated by the wall. By the thing you do nothing you think you'll say when a person gets stuck in quicksand. They go to what is natural when you none of us probably been a quicksand purchasing movies with people in quicksand and they go to what's natural what's natural is to flail your arms to try to get yourself out of this thing that's the reason quicksand sucks you well is that it is saying and mix with water. When sin gets mixed with water it removes the friction of Sam being on saying so since man is no longer on Sam Nelson Mitchell, one of the friction of sleeping with Sam is no longer there. So the more you try to get out of it the more it's something you wonder how to get out of it is something you wonder because you don't have anything with enough friction to push you against it when you push against it.
The water is just what the sand is just drawing down but you're doing what natural if you get caught in quicksand. You have to do what is unnatural you have to go against your natural inclination to fight to get out and you must relax which slows down the process of being pulled down, which gives you time to Fight and when you rest in town which is against your natural inclination.
You find out. Deliverance is possible you go to what you naturally think is right and you are aiding and abetting her to buy six that's how it is with God. Sometimes God wants to do something you have to go against your natural inclination is natural to your mind, you will desire to go because you want to be delivered. Dr. Evans will tell us more about the result of Naaman's obedience when he continues her message just a moment for so I want to let you know about Tony's brand-new book that explores what it takes to turn your life in a whole new direction.
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Tony Evans.org today and connect with Tony Evans training center we can explore the kingdom anytime, anywhere is flesh. Verse 14 became like a flash of wall okay to be delivered to the seven-time delivered but God will back to babyhood and restore God's that is a grown man will God not sure what is been a problem they can take you back. What was the problem at all about you can ask or think, make you like a little baby. Why does God leave you in the parable situation so we can get around who God really just want to be your buddy God. He wants to show you when he shows how shall I saw 103 buses doing three people give you claim God, to it in verse 17. If not, please let your servant at least be given to meals motivators for your servant will no longer offer burnt offerings and sacrifice to God. He said watch this. I didn't want to go down. Jordan, I want to know and it's because I'm turn this dirt back with me on that note, fill me in all true.
My blessing with me everywhere I go I will make all the words God could guess what went God as you like this when they take away your leprosy with you for days, months, years and decades to come see this is no joke, no joke made you and you go back to a baby.
You are one God tells you or someone mentioned in closing, Luke four $0.27. There were many lepers in Israel but God made the New Testament Jesus talking about lightning in Israel, but not real people got healed from that leprosy may name you was his MBA. The people of God and never see God work, to church every week. The rest of your life as a laptop. God got a miracle God nothing because of their unbelief we have in our community. A lot of places that clean things we have cleaners that clings close. We have carwashes clean with dark male salons clean messed up nails into people go in those places. Something dirty and messed up needs to be corrected and clinched going and when they come out something is different. You go pick up your calls and the cleaners has cleaned you come out of the hassle and is now clean and it's been shaped and constrained his you take different Medicaid now with the nails come out and clean.
They been colored you come out different none you'll come out different than when you went in is when you win and you did exactly what they ask you do give me a call made by clean clothes driving up to the place you go away with it comes out clean picture now you do different charts from God what to do the same.
They came in because they refused to what the instruction want to see God in your situation you want to put down the pride down the charge was well-known wealthy charge on the chart I want to meet with you want to meet with me when we met.
Instead, I want to be a leader that I want to be a leader said okay you think the ministry is that you know who I am now you are not a lot of churches that a lot of churches in their leadership directions.
One of what he was trying to do was use maintenance money and opposition what happens in the kingdom of God. God in spite of the notoriety degrees body position itself before my God, when we do to accomplish God's said do you open yourself up to a Jordan experience even in a dirty place and by the way, the greatest miracle of all is when you dip yourself in the blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. If you're ready to have the Jordan River experience for yourself. Tony would like to personally explain to you how it can happen.
Just visit Tony Evans.org and follow the link that says Jesus you learn exactly what it means to be a Christian to follow through on your decision and what to do next. You'll find it firstname.lastname@example.org while you're there, don't forget to request your copy of Tony's current teaching series U-turn reversing spiritual consequences.
As I mentioned earlier, all 12 life-changing lessons in this powerful two-volume collection are available along with this brand-new book U-turns for a limited time is our gift when you make a donation to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station. The alternative is a completely listener supported ministry. So we rely on your generosity to keep these messages coming your way each day visit Tony Evans.org to make your donation and request your copy of the U-turn series and be sure to take a look at the U-turns Bible study and DVD kit. This package makes a great addition to your personal study includes tips and teaching guides for leading others in the study of how God can redeem the bad choices they've made in the past. Again drop I Tony have in stock or today or call our resource Center at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by to help you with your request. They unite again that's 1-800-800-3222 even when the consequences of your mistakes seem irreversible. It's still not time to give up hope. But it may be time to give up something else that Dr. Evans will tell us what that is tomorrow. I hope the joints. The alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you