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April 8, 2021 8:00 am
Is everybody is interested to know when you go Dr. Tony Evans is a man's spiritual company connection with God's guidance we could get to pursue a relationship with God, we would find things changing and circumspect celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative. Dr. Evans is one reason men don't use the spiritual authority, God gave them is that they don't understand the covering over them.
Let's join him as he explains God in Israel are to come before the Lord God now why did God call this meeting to show you something. In chapter 34. He says in verse 10 then God said, behold, I'm going to make a covenant. Verse 14, for you shall not worship any other God for the Lord, whose name is jealous is a jealous God. Otherwise, you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land. Verse 27 then the Lord said to Moses, write down these words flowing in accordance with these words, I have made a covenant with you and with Israel and the verse 28 and he wrote on the tablet, the words of the company. God called all men to covenant with them because they were to cover not only their own lives and the whole family. But in this context the whole nation so the positioning of a man underneath God's covenantal covering. What determines the well-being of the whole nation a man's self definition is intrinsically tied to his spiritual subordination say that again a man's self-definition is intrinsically tied to his spiritual subordination. So if there is no spiritual subordination to the rule of God over a man's life. Definition of manhood is flawed.
Now this is risky business. When you call all at one time to the conference military. That means, is taken a major dive that means nobody to protect homes is risky business. God have the audacity to say take a bet on me. You take a bet on me, you want a Batman bet on me because even though I'm calling all men away from the nation to meet with the Lord that God at the very same time go beyond so all the men come to the conference and welcome to the conference and they sit near and God is God is on the stage. When is he telling me Susan Psalm chapter 25 versus 12 to 14 who is the man who fears the Lord, he will instruct him in the way he should go here so will abide in prosperity and his descendents will inherit the land left is the secret of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he will make them know his competent. He says if I could get the men to come underneath me, I believe my my authority is God that what I'm going to do with those mentors, telling some secrets, some secrets secret is not secret is only for the people. Only men under the company get secrets men were not on the covenant. Don't get secrets they don't get a private conversation about what God wants them to do next in their life with their problem with that career with them on with circumspect they don't get secret so may not have the company live their lives in trial and error to try to try that when Jesus Christ walked on the narrator exactly where it was supposed what it is about consuming God had secrets in football you have a all 32 NFL teams have the same book because the rules govern the game no matter where the game is being played all the rules apply to all the games and all the players on all the teams in every stadium every Sunday because it's the NFL wrote book.
As you sit here this morning. I'm giving you the rulebook. I'm taking the Bible I'm seeking to explain it.
Everybody sharing the same rules & guidelines. During the rulebook but every NFL team has their own playbook. The playbook is not available to all the other teams is only available to that team.
This team doesn't get back team there playbook because there playbook of the play uniquely related to their team. All teams have the rulebook. Each team has its private playbook.
If you look at a football game really bad cold or the offense of coordinator calling employees but putting the covering over his mouth. If the sheet or its aboard something so that the media won't show what he's saying about the play he wants the team the run next. He's saying it in another is only for this team is only for the quarterback to know in a prayer by not the team is not for the stadium is just for his team. It's a secret so you become the child to get the rulebook but God says every man I got playbook to give you some private instruction. What shall name on it and this play is just for you. If not for every man you but that playbook is only given to men who, in the covenant under the covering operating the way God did was he gave the play to Adam.
Adam gave the play the we got Adam look and behave for the play and the reason we got all the data looking again for the play is that men are close enough to God to get the secrets for themselves.
33 so is so critical that the chapter before will be read look at some key verses in Exodus chapter 33 verse seven now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp.
A good distance from the camp and he called it the 10 of verse nine, whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of the cloud would descendents then at the entrance of the tent and the Lord would speak with most verse 11 does the Lord used to speak to Moses face-to-face. Just as a man speaks to his friend when Moses returned to the camp.
His servant Joshua the son of Naaman young man would not depart from the 10 then Moses said to the Lord. See you say to me bring up this people, but you yourself and not let me know you will send with me. God needs more information.moreover, you have said. I have known you by name and you've also found favor in my sight.
Now, therefore, Lord, I pray you if I have found favor in your sight. Let me know your way that I might know you so that I might find favor in your sight considered to the people you've given me. Verse 17 the Lord said to Moses, I will also do this thing of which you have spoken for you have found favor in my sight and I have known you by name. Then Moses said, I pray you show me your glory and God said, I myself will make my goodness pass before you and proclaim the name of the Lord before you see what he did. Wait for the conference says Moses built his own tent he met with God regularly face-to-face because he knew the closely was the God, the more information you get from God.
And the more information he got from God, the better you would be able to fulfill his responsibilities in life.
Too many men have failed to come under the covenant bringing chaos. The marriage chaos. The parenting chaos to the culture chaos to society that women don't have a responsibility but I do mean men are to be setting the pace you want to be hearing from God, but you can't do that come in the church. You gotta have your own tent.
You gotta have your meeting place. You gotta have regular interface with the living God to pitch a tent. The passage goes on to say that a lot of coke when Moses went to the 10 would stand at that number. They can go to the tent. They just want what Moses was, don't come and watch my tent get Joe so that you can hear God for your self speak into your mind speaking to you speak into your circumstance, he says. And God met with Moses face-to-face God is giving you the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit's job is to take rulebook and give your personal playbook won't contradict the rulebook but he will personalize the playbook because guess what you're playing is not the same play of somebody you you need your all experience with God that comes through pursuing a relationship. Dr. Evans will give us a peek into one biblical characters playbook when he continues her message just a moment. First, as we been learning Dr. Evans says American men had been lied to and misled. It's time for the truth and you'll find it in his brand-new book kingdom men rising in it. 20 squares off against today's mangled view of manhood and presents a whole new game plan for overcoming temptation recovering from past failures leading your family and building a legacy of faith and godly influence. It's time to man up God's way. So we like to send you a copy of kingdom men rising as a way of saying thanks when you make a contribution toward the ministry of the urban alternative as a special bonus will send it to you along with all 12 full-length messages in Tony's hard-hitting audio series, part of which we been listening to today get both of these kingdom men rising resources before the special offer runs out by visiting Tony Evans.org or let one of our friendly team members help you with your request. When you call her 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 repeater contact information after part two today's lesson.
Here's Tony. Psalm 103 verse seven says God show Moses his ways and he showed Israel his acts as a big difference. Israel got to see what God did. Moses got to see where God was going see if it will be a leader you got me going somewhere and is in everybody's best interest if you know when you go so he says God show Moses when he was going and he got to know Moses by name if we could get men to peel and back again to pursue our relationship with God, we would find things changing in all circumstances we would need to get a divorce would need to abandon our kids we would need to save the culture fall apart because men will come to the conference that God is setting up because men will not pitch a tent for their ongoing relationship with God. Between the three conferences a year from God.
We just your sermons from me, we don't get a playbook we just pulled in football everything is related to when football the first down is measured by the change with the touchdown is whether the football cross-complainant ago. The field goal is whether the football went between the upright and complete passes whether you held onto the ball. Everything is related package and your proximity to it because if you if the package is here.
You snappier also not improper alignment with the football all $14 billion industry is not related to this is all related to your proximity to dance God complements is the key to the game of life and your proximity to the determines how the game of life works or does not work in the life of a man in the life of any Christian, particularly the life of the man because he is calling on the man you become this kind of man I become this kind of man. If we become this kind of men. What can we expect this 24,000 of chapter 34.
I will drive out the nations before you, I will enlarge your borders.
No man shall covet your land when you go out three times a year to appear before the Lord your God know you didn't, okay guys around my for a while know I got the when I'm asked to do something and it is a lot of confusion what should be doing all that hold up three fingers three fingers whole of everything. I got it I got so many to cancel at church at home, something else, anything. A total of three fingers to meet you at work.
I got a lot of times I don't got it but I will tell people I don't got it.
I hold everything and then I go get it, but my three fingers three fingers until something will be okay not to respond to the ceiling.
If I get you one of the covenant to my three fingers eidetic father-son Holy Ghost. I got I got it. I will keep the nations from destroying you will enlarge your borders so much will change the way people are even thinking because they will not even what I've given you the fact that will mentality change the way things you want to see God in major life invasion well. Major circumstance three fingers and you all shook up from the flop and he said if I can get all men operating under divine authority in relationship in that tent of meeting, and in that collective gathering of men.
They will be able to see what it looks like God when God is answering. When God is intervening in circumstances when God is changing people didn't look like they could ever change but it's all about the proximity to so it is time that there would be no more excuses that we do not give excuses man why we don't have it by getting into proximity with God you say, but I'm busy I don't have time. I work.I do this that I do that that's an excuse.
How can you be too busy to meet with somebody who will take over your situation. Every football game has 17 minutes that 70 minutes is part of a one hour game but you gotta sit three hours. If you go to the game while you gotta drive to which got a part got a walk long way so that's five dollars you can watch one in order to see 70 minutes but now you gotta go home tomorrow.
I walked from the stadium to the car traffic's tomorrow and at the water cooler discuss what happened yesterday looking at the plate next week somebody cowboy W lately but I know somebody that you will oversee you will manage you. You get you mentioned in relationship underneath my God is calling on me to take your stand underneath, so that a man can see what a man being because he is the man that Dr. Tony Evans will have a final challenge and some advice about carrying it out.
When he comes back in a moment to wrap up this lesson because men covered by God with us says to man up there often talking with things you can see money status as God said to be demanding rising society can't leave God the sidelines to do so is the difference between good and great see greatness isn't achieved.
Demonstrate every day, a man leaves his legacy a million little moments done well requires showing up, being present, standing up speaking truth in his powerful and long-awaited sequel to the instant bestseller can demand Tony Evans kingdom men rising challenges men to rise up from what they believe. He inspires men to leave a legacy impact and influence. Get the much-anticipated SQL kingdom men rising get going sees what's yours playing with hours for the collective body of Christ. Time is ticking kingdom, then we must rise find out more. Tony Evans.org. Don't forget this powerful book is available as a part of that special double offer mentioned earlier, the brand-new kingdom men rising book and a 12 lesson kingdom men rising audio series on CD and digital download both yours is her gift for a limited time, you help keep this broadcast coming your way with a contribution toward Tony's ministry. There's also a companion Bible study that's perfect for your personal devotion time or to help you present this important teaching to your small group or adult fellowship class again all the details are waiting for you firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-800-3222 resource Center never closes. So call us anytime again that's 1-800-800-3222 Dominion is a word you don't hear a lot in everyday conversation but is the name of an often misunderstood biblical concept. Dr. Evans will tell us about tomorrow. Right now though his back to wrap up today's message kingdom man is a male who visibly and consistently submits to the comprehensive relationship and rule of God underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life that must be the mindset to get you started. You must intentionally set aside time to meet with God daily in his word and through prayer for the purpose of cultivating spiritual intimacy in order to draw down heavenly authority and receive divine instruction. This can be done by reviewing the weekly sermon outlines the key scriptures we put online for you every week reading and meditating through a book of the Bible.
The goal is to seek more of God, not merely seeking things from God. Secondly daily with your mate and share with her what you are learning from church all in your personal time with God. So now you're taking spiritual leadership regularly use mealtime for praying with your family having devotion to discussing with your children have learned in Sunday school children's church, removing all distractions at this time. Removing the iPad in the computer and the television in the phones because this is daddy is to begin to set the atmosphere you maybe say I don't think my family don't go for that what God is not requesting this is not a matter no. If you have to sit there by yourself long enough for them to see you serious that you may play but is where you take your stand on the challenge the men to take steps measurable and verifiable steps to get own playbook and not just coming up with so that God will raise up a generation of men change the environment of the world in which the alternative with Dr. Tony have celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you