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April 16, 2021 8:00 am
God want you to start right where you already given Dr. Tony Evans says the Lord has preloaded us with the resources we need to pull victory out of defeat something that he wants to grab you for his glory and the good of others, celebrating the fullness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative Dr. Evan says if your situation is serious and the odds are stacked against you.
Good God has a track record for showing up when the chips are down, especially when we practice the principles will learn about today. Let's turn to Judges chapter 5 as he begins with chapter 5, six, that during nobody was along the highway. They went in roundabout way and wanted to go somewhere people wanted to travel. They had to go. Roundabout ways. They had to go on the dirt roads. They had to go on the side road space. They couldn't go on the main see the book of Judges talks about God's people in a failed scenario.
Judges 21 verse 25 said that there was no king in those days, and every man that right in his own there was no governing standard that governed every body so people made up for leading to cultural chaos.
So when you read the book of Judges is one chaos after another chaos as family chaos. This community chaos that national chaos is all kind of violence that is all kind of scenarios that was tearing people apart. It was a calamitous situation in Israel because there was no standard in those days. Enter the Philistines. The Philistines were the enemies of Israel when they saw the chaos in the society. They took that as an invitation to take advantage of the disintegrating culture since the folk can get along with everybody else and make up their own rules since there's chaos everywhere we look, we are going to invade Israel. So you got major cultural collapse in the midst of the crisis where 22 words. Judges chapter 3 verse 31, 22 words about amending ship now.
The first thing I want to know about Snoop Dogg is what he did before he became a judge because he says he's saloon 600 Philistines went out so that tells us what his job was before he became a judge over Israel. He's a phone cousin go is a pole with a sharp metal tip on one in and a flat chisel area. On the other. The shop in the arts gold was used to go the and keep them pulling the plow.
So whenever they slow down with Prickett Prickett and forgets what would pick back up for completing the following responsibilities. The chisel on the back in the flat surface of metal back in was for the farmer to dig up roots and to dig up things that were obstructing the process of tilling the soil so that he could plant his seed.
So this was a very important tool in the hand of a father, farmers and goats so we find out about God that you start off as a judge he starts off as a phone know why you need to know that you didn't know that because the first thing you and I need to do is start when you will you know start when you want to be you start when you a lot about I wait until I get more money for education position more notoriety before they do anything start out as the big name in Scripture on this man is doing is plowing his field that's you are willing to let God use you where you that you will keep him from doing with you ultimately want you to go sham God was dissatisfied, but he sees that he can travel down the main highway now the main highways are blocked caravans of Philistines were stopping me from getting my produce from the farmer's market is stopping me from being able to go to the straight line down the highway because the these evil people have taken over my neighborhood, my community and now I gotta find a roundabout way because those were the days and is all because that was nonstandard in the land inviting the enemy to take over because he's a man of vision. It dawns on him.
I can use this ox go for morning from I can use this act goad to make this a better place to live were playing raise a family that I can use this tool that I thought was only for my economic prosperity I can use this tool to do something.
God want you start right where you guess what else you want you want you to use what is already given pixies are added ox goad. He's already got that right in this and just never knew it could be used for board involvement until it dawned on him one day when already have what I need to do to get what God wants me to do. It says that he's saloon 600. With the act goad exit 600 Philistines against one God will only have one tool he slew 600 Philistines where one ox board because when you take what you have in God to get a hold of it right, you will be amazed at what he could do with it.as Moses. Moses, what is that in your most shepherds hook stick.
God told fluid.
He throws it down and all of a sudden it becomes a snake so Moses runs as a poisonous snake.
Then God says Moses pick it up by the tail skews me to get up would be a problem picking up from the tail is a big problem that leaves the mouth is exposed to light, you, because when God wants to show you more of what he can do with what you already have. He may ask you to do something that doesn't make no sense at all because that makes after a little late. No sense, but Moses obeys the ridiculous.
He obeys the ridiculous because sometimes God will ask you to demonstrate your faith asked you to do something opposite to your logic, Moses picks it up by the tail, it becomes a shepherds only now he can use it for more than leading sheep because now he can go to Pharaoh and say God said, let my people go to conjure water in the blood he can get lights to come down you can get frogs in their income to the Red Sea and hold it up in the Red Sea opens up and he could stand on the mountain while they were fighting in the valley. It says whenever he El Dorado God's people would prevail over the rod came down God's people would lose because it was now no longer called the rod of Moses. It was now called the rod of God. All David had was a stone as they had but he also had one thing he said you come to me with all that equipment Goliath come to you in the name of the Lord.
So let's see what he does with this stone when I let it go Holy Ghost stone join until Goliath had Goliath said all in other words, all he needed was what Jeff had to get sanctified by God so that he could now do something bigger than he could ever do on its own. Frampton had was the jawbone of a donkey thousand Philistines came against him. He put himself in the crevice of the rock in the Bible says when the spirit of God came on him. He slew 1000 Philistines of the jawbone of a donkey. Why because it was no longer just the jawbone of a donkey will see any get something bigger with that big Samsung could ever do on is all the little boy had was sardines and crackers. A couple of patients involved in those. But Jesus turns it into a Moby Dick sandwich, but he only turned it into a Moby Dick sandwich with the little boy gave her sardines and crackers to Jesus Christ and when he gave Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ prayed over it and it did something bigger that what the boy could ever do on its own. What I'm trying to say to you is that if you will allow God as a man to give you a vision for what he wants to do with your life he will blow your mind as to how we can take a little and do a lot with Elijah was one-man and there were 450 prophets who were threatening him or denouncing him because of his standing with God.
He overrode what 450 could do.
Getting had 30,000 soldiers. God says I can use all of because a lot of the snowflakes I can use all of them because a lot of them a chance I can use all those men because a lot of them are punks give me 300 give me 300 right man can build wall with 300 of the right man than 30,000 male C.K find the right guy we can find the right guy and so as a result, the community collapses the family scholastic society collapses and the enemy the devil can come in and have his way so that we can live in peace walk in BMPs. So how do we turn things around. Dr. Evans will come back with some answers. Just a moment.
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You remember Rambo Rambo all these people, but not at one time it was just so good at what he did. From special forces training. He was able to pick him up. I don't know how much Mr. you have come in at you but if you ever let God get a hold of what he has given you pick off this problem with a pickle kickoff. This will take off the pickup one the time. By the time you look up and saved a bunch of I want you to have a bigger vision. You must start where you are.
You must use what you have and that you do a little here and a little bath the way you get victory like you eat an elephant one bite at a time. You may see 600 and you say my problems are too big to work is to be defined to be family problems are too big and too big for you is just too big for you.
Second Chronicles 16 97. God is looking for somebody he's searching for somebody who he can use to show himself strong through God wants to show off his problem is finding somebody he's had problems finding somebody and as we saw with the script is especially finding a man because there's something he only wants to do a man, not because women are critical important strategic but there are some things he wants to get men to do but until Amanda is willing to humble himself and to say that God you have your way with me. He said looking for somebody what was shown God's secret what was the key that shifted his life so that he became a judge and one man, save the whole nation that he saved Israel one-man with an ox goad what was his secret. We have to understand how you got to be a judge shall be the first judge chapter 3 verse 10 the spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged it. Israel and is given drug, God took over your life. You begin to judge the spirit of the Lord came in the spirit of the Lord grabbed the man and now empowered him to do stuff out of the ordinary.
When the spirit of the Lord came, God came upon him. He got consumed by God's presence.
God does not want to date you.
He wants to marry you just won't visit. He does not want to hook up.
He wants to. All you man oh man oh man. He wants us to cultivate such a relationship with him all the time so that he owned all of your decisions all your feelings all your perspective so that he can overrule you because you you think my wife will submit to me while God said the sooner you submit the me I get out of the I want to know you and so this idea about relationship with God gets to a place of ownership until we cultivate our relationship with God that the spirit of God can come upon us and consoled us we will not seek God's transformation power consoled our lives and been anything we touch with, one man 600 Philistines any save the whole nation get ready to fall apart hemming Jesus Christ comes back tomorrow worry about was happening on nation. But if you come back for another 200 and you better worry about what's happening in our nation and God need submit what some spiritual will step up to the spiritual plane will make a relationship with him the number one driving force in their lives who will operate underneath his rule so that he can sanctify the acts go and do things that will blow your body as he starts laying things that are trying to get rid of you means is going to give you. You got me close enough to hear his voice, see if you have a long distance with Ghana's most if you do not going God was to give you new ideas. As a man you brainstorm new initiative ways to use all talents like the snow got on this topic speaking you want to make time for God. You want to make time for God. Making time for you that's giving them the right to give you new thoughts and visions by what he wants to do what you all men will dream dreams. So when you get all you not supposed to be called coming up with new fonts and new ideas and new visions and new expectations while new everyday. Dr. Tony Evans will have some final advice about starting where you are comes back in a moment to wrap up this lesson.
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Some I want to follow when others we want to avoid on Monday. Dr. Evans will introduces us to one of each. When he tells us a tale of two men right now though he's back with this final word of encouragement for you to be on the phone right now you're trying to say. No nation you can say go black you still on the phone right okay we got use what you have and then you do what you can, walking in faith and watch God twist things and change things and things that you want to blow your mind. And then life comes along and says how can I support I cannot help how can I infuse because I see you going somewhere safe. God taking you somewhere Nazi movement somewhere and so I want to get in on what God is doing.
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