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April 18, 2021 8:00 am
Church service is also the excellence of his special events, and we still drive we still see Dr. Tony Evans shares is a nation and as individuals we need to only the Lord can give… You know you can stop people celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative, if your last mountaintop experience with the Lord is just a distant memory. There's a way out of that valley ran, and here's Dr. Evans with a look at how God can bring you back to life. In chapter 37 Valley and I want you to look at those problems was upon me verse one says, and brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a family of cause me to pass around and check it out, and behold, there were many on the surface of the valley and low they were just dry says they were very dry question is what dry bones.
Verse 11 tells you he said to me some of Mandy's bones are the whole house of Israel, behold, they say all bones are dried up, and hope has perished and we are completely cuddle bones was the whole nation of Israel in a hopeless situation that's dry bones.
They were very dry tells us because they had been there in that place a long time dry bones. If being in a situation where you don't see a way out is made in a scenario of major collapse and you want to know how in the world is a school get fixed dry bones is where your situation. In the case of Israel, then national situation was a major collapse and calamity. It was where stagnation had occurred – dreams and hopes desolation and their was no hope you know you and we are in this little place called Valley Valley is a little place in this place called a dry place, a place of dry bones when you have to look up the sea bottom limit on the already apparent answers to your dilemma and where you live life in crisis mode doubles the valley of dry bones.
If these people weren't physically they work. Israel was still a physical nation, but he calls them a valley of dry bones because they were in a helpless, hopeless situation.
Historically they were now living in Babylon.
They have been taken captive by the Babylonians and he makes the statement of the universe 11th and we are completely cuddle.
In other words, they have been completely cut off from fellowship with God because of their rebellion against God. Looking chapter 36 verse 25. Then I was quickly playing with water and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all of your filthiness and all of your idols. Remember I said that there is a correlation. The Bible between rebellion evil and sin and idolatry. He says your evil, your filthiness connected to your idolatry that you have chosen to either replace me with God's will bring all the gods alongside of me therefore diminishing me. She says you need to be verse 20 not delivered from your uncleanness.
So what happened was at the bottom was sin and that sin work itself out in society because now they are captive in a place called Babylon that was the situation verse three he said to me, Son of Man can these bones live and serve the Lord God, you know, he said this thing was so bad situation was so graphically grotesque that God asked me, Son of Man profit will live again and the prophets, and I don't know you know because I don't see a human answer to this that I can answer.
Can these bones live again because there is no solution can come up with fixed you on a bench in a situation without an answer. That's called the valley of dry bones. It's a situation with no solution and we are cut off.
What people do not understand is that your situation in life you simply bend your circumstances are tied to your spiritual foundation and soul sent sin was at the base of the economy. It has now over time work itself out so that we are scrambling to find an answer because we never connected our spiritual situation to our social dilemma. But this is not uncommon for people to connect their spiritual dilemma, their rebellion, their sin very evil. Their wickedness to their personal circumstances.
They just think I'm having a bad day, month, week, or you or life SSL Amanda Michelle Eunice Valley this hopeless situation that this whole nation is facing right now. They have been cut off their been disconnected with me and from me and now chaos rules in the middle of this chaos, God is reminded the property is about a promise he made. God made a promise to his people and that promise is stated in chapter 36 verse 24. I will take you from the nations gather you from all the lands and bring you into your only, Israel in the Old Testament. She had made a promise in spite of the fact that I will spank you for disobedience that will come a day when I will bring you back home so what you do want you to prophesy would you speak my word into this situation. I want you to talk to Drapeau's to hopeless situations and I want you met him he was alone now to tell them what you think I don't you give them human ideas and opinions. I don't want to give them the populous viewpoint of the day nor do I want you to cater to their emotional well-being.
I don't want you to give them a psychological analysis. I don't want you to give them a mistake points of view. I don't want you to give them the latest Gallup poll so they know what most of the folks think will to give Vilma what will make them feel good. Why you want me to give dry bones the word of the Lord because until they become very dry and not willing to listen sake not very dry long they think they can do this only owners they think they got enough education to pull it off for now you have enough money in their bank account and a credit card so working for them and they haven't paid attention 18% interest should long for himself dry enough to wait.call you to this valley were very dry and I wanted them to be so low in their own view that they recognize a hopeless situation and we fix this spiritual rebellion that caused this grade. It was only recognize the spiritual rebellion be put in the slow balance that we recognize we couldn't fix it will profit bones drive so you speak the word of the Lord over and over again in the Old Testament the prophet would be to ignore the Lord because the Bible says that that was meant for the word of God that I was a fan of the church, temple on the family for religion, singing songs that was a famine spiritual truth. Everybody will come for emotional stimulus · stimulus package will let me invite you into the situation room was a stimulus package was not Mr. stimulate the economy. People come to church what stimulus package make me feel good today. The problem with what the stimulus package simply makes you feel a little better. You can tell a little bad things look a little better without having dealing with what caused the problems the problem the stimulus package deal with the root cause you.
You can see the problem with our feelings while they are legal and therefore you should never deny them. They are very unreliable. Feelings are very real, so you'll skip him for feeling what you're feeling, what you feel, what you can do is Michael very unreliable. Like the seasons they change so quickly silly.
Many of you will leave here today feeling okay but if the wrong person says the wrong thing at the wrong time on your way to your car, it is probably the person ride with you. If they say the wrong thing at the wrong times in the wrong way all your religion and the good feelings you had while you were in service unreliable. He says I prophesy speak to them the word of the Lord made the word not just a stimulation makes word to their situation word because he said because I will cause breath to enter into them that you may come to life.
I will put Siemens muscles on you, make flesh grow back on you, your skin and put breath in you that you may become alive and you will know until you realize he says I am the Lord. I am so you keep coming up with your packages and stimulus packages are limited to adolescent males break until you discover enemies. Nobody else in the Lord. Bones and you tell them this is how you got here from the rebellion, but now you're in a hopeless state and you know it that's where I want you to bring the word to you been made ready to receive it. Your dryness has prepared you to receive it. As you can fix it so you let them know what my plan what my program is what my word is what the word of the Lord is to the specific broken situation.
You prophesy my thoughts not your thoughts. Verse seven so I prophesied as I was commanded I spoke what I was told speak and prophesy. There was a noise sign. I heard a noise. There was a problem and behold a rapidly click click click click click click and the bones came together to both got connected to the foot bone football got connected ankle bone.
Ankle bone got connected to the leg bone leg bone that both bone got connected and stuff started to come again stuff that was disconnected confused disassociated related to one another. Stuff that was all disassembled like puzzles on a puzzle box connected. She said when the word of God was spoken and responded to connectivity occurred when there was an association and its connection for a long time because they had been out in confusion, frustration, argumentation, Association for an extended period of time. But when the word of the law was given to people who were now ready to receive it. Very dry and I couldn't think of themselves. Shake, Rattle and roll and they became so guess what you now have due to the proclamation and response to the respondent a bold move in response to the word of the Lord, you have an organization of the things that were disconnected on the commitment you got order and you got organization because things are now together correctly order and organization. So what you don't have chaos because you got bones now that were disassociated connecting in the right place in the right spot with one another.
You have water and you have organization but we still have a problem that was in them you have an organization and still have no life. You made on your immediate organization. But what what all the bones connected still in the coffin. Now don't go anywhere bones that are connected but having bones connected doesn't mean you're Frankenstein bones that were connected but it you can list all the programs you won't. You can have all the plans that you want to make facial structure that is in the book, you can have every leader in the right spot every person in the right to, but that doesn't mean you're not as well but it doesn't change your problem. It just prepares you for your problem to be changed. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more on how the changing process actually works. Stay with us says to man up there talking about things you can see money, status, social media followers was God's view man can rise up in society. It's the difference between good and great greatness is achieved. Demonstrated every single day legacy middle moments done well in the sequel to the best-selling kingdom man Tony Evans kingdom men rising challenges meant to overcome the obstacles in their way to leave a legacy of his kingdom in rising.
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The future of our families and our society depends on men stepping up to their God-given responsibility as leaders that takes power and perseverance in kingdom men rising. Dr. Evans addresses the cultural consequences of male passivity and chatter stereotypes pending a real-life picture of manhood. At its best teaching men to keep promises instead of secrets to rebuild lives not just engines to follow Jesus more closely than the stock market or favorite sports team, and right now we want you to have a copy as our gift. Just visit Tony Evans.org before time runs out. Make a contribution toward Tony's ministry and will say thanks by sending the book your way, along with all 12 full-length audio lessons. In his current series kingdom men rising and if you're interested in digging even deeper or to help you share this material with your family or small group. Be sure to check out the companion kingdom men rising Bible study again that's Tony Evans.org or call 1-800-800-3222 where resource team members are standing by around-the-clock. I'll have that information for you again after part two of today's lesson. Here's Tony we have as everybody got all you got me. Not all women. I don't want you leaders out God's members. I don't want to sleep and I wonder why I'm still in the connect with both the bones in the right place which positions you for life but give you life you can read the Bible all day and if you did book to you. You know that the book is still in the valley used to drive over Washington. Then he said to me, to the land and say to the breath of the Lord come from the four winds (and breathe on these slain, that they may come to life here says bones and drops onto the breath speak the word to the hopeless situation.
The people talk to the wind word breath can be translated one of a number ways breath can be translated when they could be translated spirit say word that notice what he says in verse 14. I will put my spirit within you, and you will come to life well compatible verse nine prophesy to the breath so that they will come to life. So the breath is the same as the spirit. Remember when the Bible says on Pentecost. The spirit came like a mighty rushing wind. The Bible speaks of the wind, spiritually talking about the movement of the Spirit of God, because the Scripture says it is the spirit that gives life once is now it is the word of God that gives order. This is what God as you do. This is the position you're supposedly an order your self by the steps of the word so you make the decision I'm going to arrange my life arrange my affairs, arrange my relationships arrange my finances and arrange myself. According to the word, so that gives you an organization but you know you can make a decision to do that and be frustrated while doing it. You can make a decision to do it and be irritated to do it. You can make a decision to do it like doing it because you made a decision without having the light you like to go with it. Gives life of the prophet that's wants to know what you are but you watch this now. What would you miss this you word but don't say anything till the spirit onto the word spirit where people want to get the spirit responded to the wine bottles responded to the words that will know when blowing out the spirit saw the red Baron bones have reviewed the word spiritual callback did not know the Bible called the spirit of true spirit wants to see those move when the bones will then call the spirit and the spirit will get out and bring a light, so that now bones become a member and begin to mold you know all the stuff I did, I did it anyway. God is not CUA bones connected response to the word on the spirit in who gives life to the connected Spirit and truth. The Bible says churches have true and dad with doctrine. They know the Bible but they don't have any people talk about dolls, but the bowels of it all day, but is not connected to the word of the law so that no life. If you get the bones right based on the work that you can call on the spirit blow through and make you alive and hopeful and fruitful and productive but you can't prophesy to the wind until you prophesy to the bones. He couldn't talk to the spirit and so you can be praying all the countries we doctrine the country got its temperature. Bones are still in a place you bones are still disconnected your bones are not in harmony you online your bones order your steps according to my work. You can call on the spirit of the spirit only response to truth what happened in closing what happened verse 10 so I prophesied as he commanded, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet and exceedingly great army and verse 10 says they still never feet and it was a movie verse one that will feed the panel and their bones and go from dry bones to an army standing on a very low between Chile and Arkansas. It's been there for you guys doing that through the prophetic word for God to install stuff been there for decades.12.10 times the bones may call the spirit of the supernatural transformation we going to spend money.
That's just delaying the bones being as they need to be there to come and give life because God wants you to know is revival is when you become alive. We are dead, individually and corporately and nationally. This was before the social economic situation that's from right now. Talk to God about your own revival starts with you, your spot in the Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment with a final illustration about what it takes to come alive. Faith gets is dry and dusty as a pile of old bones. Today's message is from Tony's current teaching series kingdom men rising this 12 lesson collection offers practical, clear directions for men who want to make a difference for the Lord. As I mentioned earlier, we are offering a special package that includes all these lessons on CD and digital download as well as a copy of Tony's brand-new book by the same name kingdom men rising. Remember, they're all yours is our thank you gift when you make a donation to help support Tony's ministry. This special double offer won't be around for long, and we don't want you to miss out. So make arrangements today by calling our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night. That's 1-800-800-3222 or visit Tony Evans.org or you can also sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Evans.org blessings come from God, but not just from God. Next time, Dr. Evans will touch on the importance of the blessings we pass on and what to do if they were never passed on to us right now though he's back with a final thought to wrap up today's lesson problem. The house my heel went out a couple years ago when he went out and it was cold when it was freezing. I called the guy over another criminal bus, it looks like he has broken his book is not working is freedom and if we get over here in and fix it because is broken is broken is broken.
He came over and looked at my heating with my garage on number all your parts are connected. Everything is connected to way it supposed to be connected to what you do have a problem. This is in you heater in everybody's there is a little piece called an igniter. She says the job of the igniter is to send the message to the heater is okay to warm up. If the night doesn't send the message. It's not that your pots are broken is that they're not getting the word, and not getting the message that they are supposed to function based on the organization because the igniter is not sending once you respond to the word that takes care of all the parts it means that the pots and place in the parts are working but until the Holy Spirit can bring my weight and at the spirit does not deal here but you won't get the message. You won't get on Jesus Christ and you won't feel alive because the igniter is not working. The alternative Dr. Tony Evans celebrating 40 years of think things generous contributions of listeners like