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The Rule of God, Part 2

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March 1, 2021 7:00 am

The Rule of God, Part 2

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March 1, 2021 7:00 am

If God made everything, did he also create evil? It’s a question people have been asking for centuries, but in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans says it’s one that has a biblical answer. Join him as he explains how God blends both the bad and the good elements of our lives for our ultimate benefit.

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God is so's you put in this cosmic Dr. Tony Evans as God works all aspects of our lives for ultimate benefit. That's good news about the sun even use evil to accomplish celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative, if God made everything that he also make evil with the question people been asking for centuries. Dr. Evan says it's one that has a biblical answer.

Today he looks at how God uses both the good and bad events in our lives. Let's join this most important truth.

You can learn about God's offer to the second most important thing you can learn about God's sovereignty. The first thing that you should learn is the gospel, the good news of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how faith in his finished work gives you guarantees you eternal life. But when it comes to now live in your day-to-day life.

After having become a Christian. The most important thing for you to understand is God's sovereignty to the best of my ability I want to based on his word. Help us to understand and relate to this critical dimension of God that is in fact critical for every aspect of your life. Now this is not a popular truth that we going over today because men want God everywhere but on his throne. We women want a Jack-in-the-Box God the grandkids come over the house.

We've got this little thing you.

We grew up with when you turn it you play the music and at the proper time up comes the plan when the entertainment is over please push back in the box until the desire to be entertained again and it's world around until it pops up again what people in the day. One is a God that will conveniently when we wanted to meet and then when we finish with them is put back in the box until such time as he is called upon the bless us to forgive us to help us to encourage us all.

Is not that we don't want God with this one conveniently, but to understand this doctrine. This understanding of God will blow your mind. And if you understand it enough by the time we are finished and responded with accordingly. It can also change your life. What do we mean by the sovereignty of God the sovereignty of God refers to God as absolute control and sustainer of all of his creation to talk about sovereignty or authority any sense on the throne of the universe.

Everything he created few rules and he created everything. What this means is that there is no now person placed single thought that situates itself the rates outside of God's sovereignty that there is nothing that escapes to nothing that can override you nothing that he is not fully aware of because he rules all things, because he causes all things to happen. One option or he consciously chose things to happen but it's mistakes this that one surprises because it happened even made it happen or he okayed it happening even if he didn't directly to 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 he is not fully aware and not one one. It is lost that he is not fully overseen. So he is not just sovereign in the suite by a bodhisattva in the nasty here sovereign in the big things any sovereign in the details. He is absolute rule over all things. Joe chapter 23 verse 13 says God does what is soul design.

Joe chapter 42 verse two says no purpose of God can be for war. All overridden he will achieve his goals. Psalm 115 verse three says God is in the habit of any dogs whatsoever you please.

Psalm 135 six says God will happen and that even includes the fish thinks it's outside of sovereignty.

God will always accomplish his purpose. What you do or do not do will never block God from getting to where he's designed to go take it will go with you around you over you, but you will interfere with his end result will always accomplish his purposes because God never limits himself to one. This church is 11 miles from downtown Dallas. 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 unit limited to 35.

They will show you other options if you know there are more than one options then your preferred route.

God would prefer to accomplish his plan with your cooperation that Ashley would prefer, because if they can accomplish that with your cooperation with but if you don't cooperate, don't think you were his only option is gotten multiple ways of accomplishing his goal and do it with all without you digging all around you will know you but no human being will want God to place your preferred member. His only route. So when you understand that God's sovereignty does not negate your choice. It includes freedom to Joe, you are free to choose God didn't stop Adam. It is not. You give you indicators but but he will let you choose, because he made you went back within certain limitations and boundaries, but 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 perfections attributes.

God is so good at what he does. He is so good at what he does. He even uses evil to accomplish his goals. So we have a wonderful decent I can do with that. In this what Joseph said in Genesis 50 verses 19 to 21 you meant it for evil but God meant it for good to bring me to this place God got me about you boys get jealous God got me some in the slavers Me about your choose a meal right God got me about getting me in jail Air pump that will have a bad dream. I God in you bring me to this place and see that's the good news about the sovereignty of God can take a little bit of this is that the other and put in this cosmic blend by itself.

It may not look like much think, followed by itself in a mantra that you should by itself in a marriage certificate. The different ingredients of the case itself is not much but bake it right and 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.

He's so good at what he does as sovereign. He even uses the devil as bad as you can get message that we should 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 letter message 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 and I can usually let the devil message a little bit because you you I think and regulate acting like you not given rights, let him blow until you get right then I can fix your life. The only reason jobs like the pot was because the devil made a request Okay, the great apostle Paul in second Corinthians chapter 12 is that there was a messenger stand from Satan to buffet me to oppress me and I went to God and I said Devil all back Devil back said Devil God said no, no, because I got a deal with something in your life that's applicable and I need the devil to amplify it so that you so that I can deal with so that you can get rid of it so that I can do some special with you in a greater revelation God is sovereign and he rules with boundary choices according the limitations chapter 3 verse 3738. He rules both good and evil. Dr. Evans will come back to explain what that means for us when he continues her lesson just a moment but first I want to tell you about prayers for knowing God is Tony's latest book is designed to help you develop a healthy and ongoing communication with God leading you to experience greater grace and peace.

And if you visit Tony today and make a contribution will send you the prayers for knowing God book as well as all 12 full-length lessons from Tony's current teaching series God's heart revealed these two resources are designed to help you appreciate God's motives, desires, and will for your life leading you to move closer to him and today's the last day you can get them bundled together is our way of saying thanks for your support of Tony's ministry get all the details and make your request online. Had Tony or call us at 1-800-800-3222, I'll repeat that information for you after part two of today's message and this throughout anyone's life. You hold many roles and so often can feel like you just plotting to get through. We know this to feel like obscurity and mundane tasks whenever God is contradicting yourself. There can hearing the legacy of Lois Evans that is Crystal Harris and Priscilla Scheier encourage you to not just survive the season here in the time there with the new four DVD Bible study seasons of a woman's life with your generous gift to the urban alternative received the classic book workbook in DVD series now. He rules both good and evil, you understand sovereignty you got a little hamlet. Does this mean the first thing he means is that you change your vocabulary first thing means you change your vocabulary and you exiled the word look, you cannot have sovereignty and look, I know how to use it casually use of everything we got lucky dog we got. Wish me luck. We got plain luck got love belatedly detonated lux. We got tough luck good luck blind love bad luck right looking and potluck. We got there, you can have sovereignty and chance you cannot have sovereignty and faith.

You cannot have sovereignty and happenstance.

You cannot have sovereignty and accident because nothing since out of socket so that when you get that straight. It changes your prayer life. When Paul says, pray without ceasing. The reason why because I pray without ceasing, because now you can come to God that included everything because if he is in control of all the details then the little things. The medium things the big things all God talk talk all the time about everything, sometimes formally, sometimes only sometimes walking some time thinking sometimes drive and bring them and everything one half sovereign over everything that your prayer life now. Now God is engaged everywhere you looking for him everywhere. Hello first Corinthians chapter 8 verse six conference room. Corinthians chapter 8 verse six meets this way Paul the apostle says yet for us there is but one God the father, from whom all things and we exist for him and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things and we exist through him reasons to pop up things, says God the father we exist for him, God the son, Jesus Christ. We exist through him so we exist for God that is made possible through our relationship with Jesus Christ. So when you accept Christ. You now can exist for God and you are now operating designed to operate under his rule and will decide when I decide because we only failed in that decision on various levels. But when we decide to align our lives under his sovereign will. That's when you get to see how really is in your many other problems that we are facing in our live with strong holes in our relationships in our careers with finances due to the fact that God is not allowed to rule in certain areas will let them rule over you, but you better not touch over there. When we exist for you.

That is the only reason you exist you just get bonuses along the way. God is sovereign, so I close with a passage that says it all.

I can improve on this.

Daniel chapter 4, number read and comment along the way says it all. You remember King Nebuchadnezzar: maybe for sure. Verse 28 of Daniel.

For all this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king 12 months later he was walking on the roof of the Royal Palace of Babylon, the king reflected so we walking on the roof. Just think, reflected, and now we are told what he thought reflected in said is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the mind of Mark, and for the glory of my Majesty, so he was walking on the road selling himself says this is the great Babylon that I have built you to man you all out of the bag of chips you you you look at what you and Dunbar.

While the word was in the king's mouth but he was still talking to himself, a voice came from heaven say King Nebuchadnezzar to you and the claimant sovereignty has been removed from what you just canceled and you will be driven away from mankind and your dwelling place will be with the beast of the field, you will be given grass to eat like cattle and seven.

The time seven years will pass over you and tell you recognize that the most of all, the round of mankind and bestows it on whomever they wish and leave the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle and his body was drenched with dew from heaven until they had grown like Eagles feathers and his nails like birds call. He went insane. Verse 34, but I think in that.

Seven years completion of time Nebuchadnezzar Ray and Marie returned to me that's the most and pray on him who lives what is Nebuchadnezzar going to the menu is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth counted as nothing, but he does according to his will, and the host of the heavens and among the inhabitants of the earth, and no one can see that my reason returned to me and my Majesty and splendor was restored for me for the glory of my kingdom and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out so I was reestablished in my sovereignty and surpassing greatness was added to me now Nebuchadnezzar pray exalts on the King of heaven are true and his ways are just. And he is able to humble the walk-in press okay.

Pay attention when God infringing on sovereignty will make a lesson you when you see you think you all will show you at what level is needed. There is one God and you are not going nowhere dropped the mic on you and let you see that John and you are not the complete would you tell Gavin that the great hope that you give me the great people companies and nations are raised to grab a quick get ready to drop. Only God be the glory right thing to get the glory. Dr. Tony Evans wrapping up his 12 part series on God's heart revealed and that means today's the last day to take advantage of that special offer. I mentioned earlier, you can get all these messages in their entirety on both CD and digital download as well as Tony's brand-new book prayers for knowing God is our way of saying thanks when you make a donation to help support Tony's ministry. Just contact us anytime today at 1-800-800-3222 to make the arrangements resource team members are standing by to assist you 24 seven that's 1-800-800-3222, or make a request online had Tony again that's Tony when life gets thorny many times. Her only instinct is to do whatever it takes to get things back to normal tomorrow. Dr. Evans will explain that God just might have something bigger than my be sure to join the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans is brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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