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The Rule of God

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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February 26, 2021 7:00 am

The Rule of God

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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February 26, 2021 7:00 am

If God’s really in charge, how can he allow sin and suffering to exist? It’s a common question, and Dr. Tony Evans will address in this lesson as he talks about what qualifies the Lord to be the sovereign ruler of the universe and what happens when we fail to recognize his authority.

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Dr. Tony Evans says it's easy to feel like God is far away in our lives feel out of control important to remember, nothing exists outside of God's is absolutely no celebrating the faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of hopeless Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas and president of the alternative, a good parent will give their children rules to follow for their safety, happiness and long term benefit will God is done the same for us and although we don't always choose to obey those rules. That doesn't change was ultimately in charge. Let's join Dr. Evans today as he tackles the complexities of God's rule and how are choices for good or bad fit into the picture of the creator's sovereignty of God is to God's will will will all his creation or authority any of the universe creating and he created everything is that there is no person placed single thought that way for itself outside of God's nothing that can that not fully aware of because he rules all things because all things that happen. One option will things to happen but it's mistakes that one surprises open even made it happening even if he didn't directly happen. So let's get this straight. Nothing exists outside of the rule of God in your life in this world in creation.

The Bible says not one bird falls to the ground, of which not fully aware and not one. One is a loss that he is not fully overseen. So here not just slobbering in the Sweet by and by the nasty sovereign in the big things in the summer and in the details is absolute rule over all things. Joe chapter 23 verse 13 says God does what is sold. Joe chapter 42 verse two says no purpose of God can be full all he will achieve his goals. Psalm 115 three God is in the habit of any jobs whatsoever you please. Psalm 135 six says God will happen and not even close I was 27 I 43 most says that God will cannot be reversed by me.

Absolute rule although chapter 1 verse 11. All chapter 19 verse six God reigns. So when we talk about the name, God, the person God when talking about the absolutely older creative control, the sustainer of all things, fix it's outside of sovereignty. Perhaps we can related to this most any you know what the bank makes you think you own your own so you are responsible for you to come over to your home and tell you how you operate. Suppose about what I don't like the furniture I don't like that.

I like you have it arranged well maybe your opinion but is virtually irrelevant until you stop and I was no plan utilities is when you have not only come to your home but live in your house who want to intrude on your sovereignty. I mean, he was in want to remove God. Preachers kids so they can come up with fresh illustration is as precious a gift. He comes home from LA becomes in the miles with last time I checked you my pay one has not volunteered the component of the refrigerator having put no food in it he uses my coffee, but takes over. No more. You will visit okay. Joy comes in wherever we have a little issue because he likes the house ice cold.

I mean he thinks he's moving to Alaska or something to turn that thing down so that is in my bedroom bedroom door close. Do you think you not know he did not want turn that down. Looking at him like he lost his mind and you you had in the house touching my thermostat walking through my door without permission. You make me uncomfortable in my own nouns so you can be comfortable when sleeping, where there is another unit is called but don't pretend like this is your body adjusting maybe some young kids like this one. In other words functioning like functioning like functioning like a when he was barely a visit when we get in the conflict with the eliminate think they will grow.

Then they ought to be God feels the world and got these grown kids wanting to dictate to him, his creation when she was growing up. You know she got rebellious regarding going on in the battle disagreement was over. We have a little conflict father daughter conflict and I said well this is the way he is going to be this is way is going to be like modeling social storms away from me while I'm talking exactly she storms away from me while I'm talking she's going to my room. I know you would like let you sleep because she was taking ownership of the Selassie's on the God of all things. We its obvious creation that existed in for when you lose sight of the rulership that you like and which creates link with the slaves to our second issue about sovereignty that is sovereignty related to our choices. When God created his world something in the creation choice and freedom to make decisions, remove choice, then he would have removed the humanity because God wanted people to respond him back choice not by mandate to be robots read this wind is something we do what he says he put two trees of the garden.

He says eat this one.

Don't think this one you choose. Now let's explain choice choice negates sovereignty say that again choice Israel, but it never negates sovereignty to me on the football field length sovereign lines, nonnegotiable line got sidelined the goal line.hash 100 got the land of the five gods.

Those lines don't move. They are not to be negotiated for they are fixed sovereign lines, non-negotiable boundaries.

However, with those boundaries. Each team can choose which plane they run which claim they don't want someplace to go. Make progress someplace they use lose God because they get to make choices. But what I don't get to do is change the boundaries. Boundaries are fixed so the moment a player runs any supplements, could you have infringed on the boundary boundary cannot be negotiated with the boundary. You can make decisions. God has established sovereign boundaries which he will let nobody cross but with no boundaries let you make choices so sovereignty involves choice. What is choice allows for evil. We put another way, God doesn't create evil. He creates choice, but when God creates choice choice allows for evil because the mere fact, I can choose for means I can choose again next so the fact that God has given you a choice means that you can do like not choosing choose against him, and therefore have the repercussions of the choice.

Therefore, since Satan felt when he chose to rebel against Lake Charles to rebel against God, which allows evil to exist. The Bible is clear.

God cannot sin.

Notice he calls sin allows for sin because he allows the choice. Dr. Evans will come back to impact that idea when he continues her lesson just a moment but first I want to tell you about his brand-new book called prayers for knowing God is a collection of more than 50 prayers designed to help you better understand God in areas of his mercy, his goodness is lasting purposes and so much more about goes hand-in-hand with Tony's current 12 part audio series God's heart revealed. And that's why we're bundling them all together you can receive this audio and book package is or thank you gift when you make a contribution toward Tony's ministry.

This special offer is only available through Monday, so let one of our resource team members help you make the arrangements right away. Just call 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 that Tony Evans.org that's Tony Evans.org Dr. Evans will come back with more of today's lesson right after this.

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Visit Tony Evans training.org to get started today. That's Tony Evans training.org sovereignty is back in its the reason why God rules all is because all that makes him God's attributes his omnipotence on the presence of missions is veracity his holiness, his grace, his mercy is rafters justice. All of these things that will get into later attributes of God and the attributes of God are sure that sovereignty occurs because when all collected.

Nothing can sit outside of the because God manifest his attributes glory instantly conditions under which various attributes are needed and therefore manifest so God does things against him because those things that he allows that all against him create the opportunity for him to reveal something about himself that would otherwise not be seen.

So Romans chapter 118 for the wrath of God is revealed against all unrighteousness. Romans chapter 9 verses 22 and 23. What if God, willing to reveal his wrath. So one of the attributes of God is, but the only reason you need is because you have said you have said that the choice of the choice produce stand and open the door so God's nature get prevailed because sin is been demonstrated because men have rejected God for Joseph to rebel against the rebellion of man creates an open door for God's wrath be manifest by the reality of sin create an open door also creates an outdoor that can be open.

Mercy mercy of not getting what you do desire that wrath calls for sin was so everything that happens is an open door to reveal another aspect of God, it's for him or against him go show up in the God will always accomplish his purpose.

What you do or do not do never block God from getting to where he's designed to go take go with you around you all for you, but you will feel with his result, always accomplish his purposes because God never limits himself to one.

This church is either 11 miles from downtown. There is a preferred route to go to downtown Dallas a direct line 3535 N. it will take you directly to downtown Dallas. That is the preferred route that is the quickest route but sometimes 35 N. gets blocked with an accident gets blocked with construction and the root is no longer the convenient way to go well because of Google maps and other technology limited to 35. They will show you other options if you went there are more than one options then your preferred God would prefer to accomplish his plan with your cooperation that that's what he would prefer your cooperation with but if you don't cooperate, don't think you will hear the only option is gotten multiple ways of accomplishing his goal to do it with all without you around, but no human being multiple Lord God the place you preferred never. His only route.

So when you understand that God's sovereignty does not negate your choice. It includes freedom to choose. You are free to choose.

You need to know when you choose against him. You have opened up the door for the manifestation of another because God exists for his glory and the glory is the manifestation of this characteristic perfection attributes. God is so good at what he does. He even uses evil to accomplish his goals and miss what Joseph said in Genesis 50 verses 19 to 21 Humana for evil but God meant it for good to bring me to this place God got me about you boys didn't jealous God got me here by yourself in the slavery Me about your choosing the right God got me about getting me in jail Air pump that will have a bad dream God in you bring me to this place and see that's the good news about the sob, you can take a little bit of this that the other and put in this cosmic blend by itself. It may not look like much detective followed by itself in a mantra dictation by itself in a marriage certificate. The different ingredients of the cake itself is not much but bake it right all those independent elements are joined together to accomplish something.

That's why Romans 828 all things work together for good to love God and all the called according to his purpose. He says I prefer 35 cooperate with me help Adelia work with me.

He's so good at what he does as sovereign. He even uses the devil as bad as you can get that's as low as you go, because the devil is not the devil. The devil is 22. Satan asked us if you like we Satan has made a request why because even the devil can't do anything without asking God first, let him switch a little bit tough to put you in your place. But when you have been converted when your life gets right when you stop trying to do this couple know when you learn your lesson. Then I can usually let the devil do a little bit because you you I think and regulate acting like you not living life, let him blow until you get right then I can fix your life.

The only reason jobs like pot was because the devil made a request Okay, the great apostle Paul in second Corinthians chapter 12 of the messengers from Satan to buffet me to oppress me. I went to God and I said Devil all back said that the docs get done.

Devil said Devil God said no, no, because I got a deal with something in your life that's up and I need the devil to amplify it so that you so that I can deal with it so that you can get rid of it so that I can do some special right of Dr. Tony Evans with some important words today on the rule of God. This message is just one of the 12 lessons from Tony's audio series called God's heart revealed and 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 don't have time to bring you on the air. Better yet, 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 our 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.

That's 1-800-800-3222, or make your request online@tonyevans.org that's Tony Evans.org. On the day Dr. Evans will continue his examination of the rule of God and how that impacts every aspect of our lives. Hope you'll join us. The alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the of alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you


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