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The All-ness of God

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February 16, 2021 7:00 am

The All-ness of God

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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February 16, 2021 7:00 am

The world has tried to reduce God to nothing more than a concept or philosophy. But Dr. Tony Evans says one look at creation should be enough to prove those people have missed the point. Join him as he talks about the overwhelming, amazing power of God in a way that’ll make you feel very small and very loved.

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God called Dr. Tony Evans is the world is trying to reduce God to nothing more than a concept. His work demonstrates just the opposite. God audibly celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. The Bible tells us God not only created heaven and earth, but that he fills them as well. Today Dr. Evans examines what he calls the almost of God and explains why there's no place we can go where God is not already present. Let's join God are broken down into categories in theology we call it the communicable attribute and the incommunicable on noncommunicable attributes by the communicable attributes with, the characteristics of God that he has shared with mankind the things about himself that he's also being created in his image has given to the human race that gives us godlike characteristics only in a finite measured of words that we have limited portions of some of the things that belong to God because we are created in his image the noncommunicable or incommunicable attributes of God of those characteristics that belong to him alone other words, they are not shared with mankind. We want to look at three of the noncommunicable attributes of God and am simply going to call them the fullness of God. The boldness of God. The three all this is of God that I want to look at is his omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence, meaning is all omniscience is all knowledge, omnipresence is everywhere at the same time, and omnipotence is his all power. Now we have knowledge we have presents and we have a certain amount of strength, but we don't have on me and Omni is what makes it incommunicable noncommunicable because it's all nobody possesses all power all presents all knowledge of the Bible was written to people facing various circumstances so was written by a certain person at a certain time, to a certain group of people who were dealing with a certain life's realities. So when the Bible describes God much of the truth about God is found in circumstances of life. The names of God show up in situations so God is not just for us to learn theology and the learned concepts, but to learn them in the the warp and woof the realities of life because that's how the Bible was written to real people in real life about the real God. And so, so that's what makes the Bible relevant because it was written abstract it was written connected to life. Psalm 139. The song that I want to survey this Psalm is thick with life's reality but is also fitted with the doctrines of the wholeness of God and his incommunicable attributes because of Omni we want to start off with the first six verses and look at his omniscience, oh Lord you have searched me and known me, you know when I sit down and when I rise up. You understand my thought from afar you scrutinize my path and my lying down and not intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there was a word on my maternal behold, oh Lord, you know it. Call you have enclosed me behind and before and laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, it's too high. I cannot attain to it so I don't care how educated you are when it comes the God you stuck in verse six. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me is too high. I cannot attain abolitionist means that there is nothing that is knowable that God does not know there is nothing that is possible that he does not understand that God never has to go to learn it to get it all knowledge is inmate to his be. It's intrinsic to who he is. God knows all things. Ask first John three verse 26 he knows all things. Isaiah 40 verses 13 and 14 raises the question who took hold of the Lord have to go to learn what school did he attend to. Where does he have to go to learn it and it's it said it is a reflective question, go anyway, the point is, because it's intrinsic to his be we have to grow in our understanding of the limited things we understand and even when we think we understand it was about give us a little bit more information we found out we were wrong is what we change so God enough to learn anything. How detailed is God's knowledge. It says in Matthew chapter 10 verse 30 that the hairs of your head are numbered by the knowledge of God. Now the average kid has 100,000 strands of hair on it. As you get older you say well I can know that I can know that Mike and know that the mere fact is that 100,000 means that somebody can count or yeah but you can count of the 7 billion people at one time. He knows the hairs of every head of every person instantaneously not one sparrow Matthew 1029, 31, sparrow falls to the ground, of which he is not fully aware.

The Bible describes God's knowledge and Psalm 147 verse five as infinite.

His understanding is that means it has no end to it done without double reach a conclusion because it's infinite that brings a whole doctrine of the infinitude of God. The infinitude of God.

In other words, God is inexhaustible. There's no end to him, so there's no into his knowledge so comprehensive is the infinitude of God's infinite mass and therefore his knowledge that it will take eternity to come to understand and know everything else that means you will never stop learning about. He has no stopping point in this passage noticed the personal nature of it. God's knowledge. He searched me and he knows I bet you have a lot of folk is still trying to figure out who you live in 3040 5060 K 70 you still looking for you okay there.

In fact, poorly have not said when you did something that me okay but you did it. But, in other words, you didn't believe that was a fool of yourself can with Google, God has searched you she knows you better than you know you to limit so if God knows you because noticing this is biblical theology. So this is written, he talks about God knowing me, so if God knows me better than I know me the best way to discover me is to discover God's knowledge of the best way to find you is not to look for you. Number one, you don't know who you looking for you just to know before you trying to find this thing.

The best way to find you is to let God find you because he already has searched you out. He knows you intimately. So this great incommunicable noncommittal attribute of God is also very personal. Knows the head. He has the details of your life. Reminds me of Peter in Luke 22 verses 31, 32, he tells Peter before the cot crows, you will deny me three times.

It hasn't happened yet it hasn't happened yet but because of full knowledge and of course that's one of the crews of the deity of Christ, of his knowledge is a second member of the Trinity.

He knew it was good Bill before he did it did make them do it but he knows but then he went on to say and when you are converted strengthened the brothers.

So not about what you want to start out with Satan desires us if you was weak.

Okay, but when you are converted, so you going deny me you wanted deny me three times now McKay was going happen to remind you that you denied me that is the top physical grow and then you will get back straight and tall even told his managed life, good, bad and ugly because his knowledge is complete, so went so here it what God says about you is true even if you don't believe in about whatever God says about you based on his word. First and foremost the base for the spirit revealed what what what ever he says to you, or about must be true. Even though you may not experience it right now as part of your reality when you hit Google and he said something. The fact that you didn't study it or you don't know what you don't agree with it, becomes irrelevant. If the information is correct is because they've gotten information. A lot of other sources outside of you look well, God will embarrass Google's knowledge is comprehensive, so that is God's omniscience knows all doctrines will explore more of the almost of God when he returns in just a moment. Stay with us. Words cannot express my gratitude to God for his faithfulness would've thought it would have taken this urban kid out of Baltimore, Maryland given him the opportunity, allowing me to earn a doctorate degree the church ministry that would model what we've been doing nationally through this ministry that he would build up and give us a staff who are committed to getting this out, reaching hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people with the truth of God in all manner of ways to impact individuals and families and churches and even communities with the worldview of the kingdom agenda manifestation of the comprehensive God of every area of life and I'm certainly grateful for all the frenzies given us to keep us being able to get God's truth into a needy world. I praise God for 40 years of his favor on us. Dr. Evans has just released a brand-new book prayers for knowing God. In it he guides you through more than 50 prayers designed to help you better understand God in areas of his mercy, his goodness is lasting purposes and many more. It goes hand-in-hand with Tony's current audio series called God's heart revealed. That's why we're bundling the book in all 12 messages together you can receive this audio and blood package as our thank you gift when you make a contribution toward Tony's ministry. This special offer is only available for a short time.

So let one of our resource team members help you make the arrangements for getting your own copy by calling us at 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 or you can make your contribution and request online right that's Tony Dr. Evans will come back with more of today's lesson right after this Amazing Intense That's Just A Few Students Describe Their Experience since Enrolling in the Town's Training Center. The Best Part Is the Training Center Is Where Ever You Are Online Connection. I Going beyond the Sunday Sermon. These Compelling Bible Study Courses Take a Much Deeper Look at Scripture. The Finals Writers, Social Issues of Today and Tomorrow A Lot Done Today to Learn More Training Not Only Tony Evans Training Anytime, Anywhere. His Presence Reverses 7 to 12 Where Can I Go from Your Spirit, Can I Avoid You or Where Can I Flee from Your Presence so That We Go from Knowledge. The Present If I Ascend to Heaven, You Are the If I Make My Bed and She'll Hold You on the If I Take the Wings of the Dawn If I Dwell in the Remote Part of the Sea, Even There Your Hand Will Lead Me in the Right Will Lay Hold of Me If I Say, Surely the Darkness Will Overwhelm Me in the Light around Me Will Be Night, the Darkness Is Not Dark to You and the Night Is As Bright As the Day Darkness and Light like While That's on the Way to Run the Web. God's Omnipresent Means That God Is in All Places Simultaneously. I Love the Way Solomon in His Prayer First Kings 826 and 27 He Talks about the Presence of God Being so Awesome That It Extends beyond the Heavens That You Will Remember. Genesis 11 in the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth, so That Means God Existed Prior to the Heavens and the Earth Because He Made so God Existed Prior to Time and Space so That May Raise the Question. What If There Was No Happening. There Was No Earth Where Was God. This Is What You Have To Understand Them Again. The Illogical Word Is Transcendence. Transcendence Speaks of the Fact That God Is Distinct from His Creation. He Is Distinct from His Creation. This Is Why We Reject Pantheism Pantheism Says, God Is in Everything God Is in the Tree. God Is in the Numbers They Make, the Sum Total of Everything a Little Bit of God, and so People Dumb down the Definition of God Because They down Transcendence.

That Is, God Exists outside of His Creation, Which Means If He Exists outside of His Creation to Exist in Another Dimension He Exists outside of the Things He Made. Which Is Why You Can't Comprehend Him except What He Tells You Because in His Essence of Where He Exists outside of This Well so We Call This Revelation Revelation Is When He Lets You See Some of but He Never Lets You See All of Him, Deuteronomy 2929 Says That the Secret Things Belong to God, but He Tells Us What He Wants Us to Know, so He Is Every Where Present.

He Cannot Be Contained and He Cannot Be Here It Is Escaped.

Acts 1728. You Are Surrounded by Him like a Pinball Machine When You Want from Him. You Just Run into Him Again and I Remember Jonah. God Told Joe to Go to Nineveh. John Is Going to Nineveh Going to Tarsus Ago You Said Nineveh I Don't like Know about the like to Know That I Not Go If I Ever Told God. You Never Do It. Tell Truth and Shame the Devil Don't Allow Don't I Know Do It for Verbally You Have Been Standing up on the outside to Sit down on the inside.

This Is like the Kids Do Not Going God Sent Jonah Well Agree. Big Fish Swallowed Jonah. Jonah Discovered His When You Run from Them. You Run to into Some Aspect of His Character May Be Discipline Correction of Mercy and Grace Could Be Dependent Varies from Individual to Individual, or Combination of the Two, You Know, Because While He Ran into God's Discipline. He Also Rented God's Mercy Because God Didn't Take His Life but He Was Thinking When He Got Vomited up by the Fish He so so There's No Way to Run God in Just His Relational Presence to Our Relationship with Him. So There Is the Fact of God's Presence. That Presence Exist Whether You Are Aware of It or Not like Air until Air Gets Moving Things Get Windy That You Feel, but We Exist Because Air Is Everywhere You Can Get Away from It. The Oxygen in the Air Which We Could Skip a Win-Win Start, Then We Ought by the Presence God Is Everywhere, like a but When He Moves You Are Affected by the Presence so That's What We Pray for God to Move. When I Asked for His Presence Were Asking for the Movement of His Presence.

That Is Some Activity Were Asking God to Do Because God Is on the Present. So Hebrews Chapter 13 Verse Five. God Be with Us in Isaiah 4110. I Will Be with You. That Is His Presence. Moses Told God If You Don't Go I Will Go I Don't Want to Lose Your Presence. Okay, the Third All This in Verses 13 to 64 You for My Inner Parts. You Wove Me in My Mother's Womb. I Will Give Thanks to You, for I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. Wonderful Are Your Works, and My Soul Knows It Very Well. My Frame Was Not Hidden from You When I Was Made in Secret, and Skillfully Wrought in the Depths of the Earth Your Eyes Have Seen My Unformed Substance and in Your Book Were Written All the Days That Were Ordained for Me, When As yet There Was Not One. One of the Cases against Abortion Is Verses 13 to 60.

He Says You Not Only Made Me in My Mother's Will, and Who He Made Was the Nothing.

It He Made a Person in the Not Just the Glob of Tissue. I Was in the but Now but You Know but My Days before I Even Showed up in. He Brings the Power of Creation. To Illustrate the Power of God That Creates a Life That Should Convince Anybody of Existence of God. Psalm 6211 Power Belongs to God Someone 47 Verse Five.

Abundant Strength. Psalm 33 Verses Six Verse Nine He Creates by His Word. Jeremiah 3217 Made the Heavens and Earth with His Power Now to Him Who Can Do Exceedingly Abundantly above All We Ask or Think. Ephesians 320 Uses the Creation of Life to Talk about the Power of God Go before That in the Beginning God Created the Heavens and Earth.

How Much Power Does That Take to Do It Simply by Speaking God to Blow Your Mind Notably Emerged That He's Been Dumb down the Data Be a Concept. Everybody Uses the Word That They Don't Want to Deal with Person They Want the Name God but Not Attributes. The Person of God, Why, How Do We Know That Because They Lead to Their Own Understand and so Dr. Tony Evan Talking Today about the Almost of God Is Just One of the 12 Lessons from His God's Heart Revealed Series and Right Now If You'd like to Get a Full-Length Copy of Today's Lesson. It's Available in Its Entirety on Both CD and Digital Download Including Portions We Didn't Have Time to Bring You on the Air.

Better yet, Get It Is a Part of That Special, Limited Time Package I Mentioned Earlier, Which Includes All the Messages in the Series, along with Tony's Brand-New Book Prayers for Knowing God. All These Are Our Gift to You Way of Saying Thanks When You Make a Contribution to Help Support Tony's Ministry. Just Contact Us at 1-800-800-3222 to Make the Arrangements Resource Team Members Are Standing by to Assist You.

That's 1-800-800-3222, or Make Your Request Online at Tony Avenue and Start or That's Tony When It Comes to God. Imitation Isn't the Highest Form of Flattery.

It's the Highest Form of Obedience Recommended to Be Holy As God Is Holy Tomorrow. Dr. Evans Will Help Us Understand What That Looks like.

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