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The Legacy of a Man, Part 1

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April 21, 2021 8:00 am

The Legacy of a Man, Part 1

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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April 21, 2021 8:00 am

When our lives are over, it’s up to our children to carry on our name. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans says that they should be carrying on something else as well. Join him for this look at the most important legacy a man can leave to his family.

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Ron Dr. Tony Evans is in a race to pass on the legacy of faith toward the handoff is everything with fewer and fewer fathers are making it so chaos in families and celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas and president of the alternative when our lives are over. It's up to her children to carry on our name. Dr. Evans says they should be carrying on something else as well.

Let's join him as he talks today about what that is ever responsible man here ought to have a will. If you are a man and you have a family you ought to protect their future that comes through having a will will is a legal document that says that what you have accumulated in your life. This is how you wanted passed on to those that you leave behind. To not have a will is to say I want somebody else to determine where what I have been able to accumulate the assets of my existence. I want somebody else to determine where they go, how they are distributed and where they wind out. But a responsible man wants to be ahead of that and make the determination of where their assets are to go see to create a will is saying you are future mind. You won't always be so. You're going to be thinking about tomorrow. Today in your financial or asset planning. Unfortunately, what many do not understand is that there are not only wills of physical assets.

Their wills of spiritual assets. What you pass on generationally that have spiritual value attached to it, and unfortunately many men who don't even bother to pass on physical assets refused to pass on spiritual assets, one or both because they're not future mind, and as a result of not being future minded. There is chaos in the future because there was not clarity set forth in the present.

The Bible has a lot to say about legacy about what is passed on to the next generation and beyond. In fact, Proverbs chapter 13 verse 22 says a good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children translation a bad man leaves no inheritance to his children's children, so if there is no future planning.

You cannot be dealt a good man because a good man is not only thinking about what's happening with him today, but what will happen on a three generational level. He's concerned about today is concerned about his children and it is concerned about his children's children, his grandchildren, so I man who's not three generationally minded God says is not a good man because he is not thinking long term. He may only be thinking about today as though tomorrow will never come. So every man all of us as Christians but specifically the man a good man has to be generationally minded at least three generations long for God to call you good in a relay race. You call that passing the baton you pass the baton, no matter how fast you run if you drop the baton you ruined the race many men are successful who dropped the baton and got things going for them that another passable and then their home. Another group of men who don't even bother to pick up the baton in the first place.

As a result, batons being dropped have created chaos in families and in cultures in Judges chapter 2 verse 10 it says that they grew up a generation did not know Joseph did not know was God and as a result, chaos ensued, and when you read the book of Judges, you have a culture in perpetual chaos because there was a transfer of the spiritual baton that did not occur.

In fact, the book of Judges says and Everyman did that which was right in his own eyes because there was no king in those there was no standard that have been passed today.

We live in a day of societal chaos that chaos can be routed back to mid who refuse to build a spiritual legacy mentor refused to man up to God's requirement for biblical manhood and like it or not God's thoughts withholding the man responsible for how the legacy works out or does not. God says I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He never says I am the God of Sarah Rebecca and Rachel's not because he is against the women is just that the man was responsible the whole condemnation of the human rights is titled man.

The Bible says in Adam all die doesn't say in Adam and Eve only in Adam. The man all die. That is because the man was held responsible. So, like it or not wanted or not.

That's just the way it is and so were introduced in this boring passage of Scripture to our man name Asher verse 30 says Asher had one son and one daughter Ashley was the father of five children, and when we in the story of Asher as you'll see, it comes out pretty good, but he didn't start that way you see Asher is the seventh son of Jacob. If he is the second son of Jacob, that means he's been raised in a dysfunctional family because as far as Jacob's family was concerned Papa was a Rolling Stone wherever he laid his hat was his Jacob created chaos in his family. Asher the seventh son of Jacob participated with his brothers putting Joseph into the pit so it was part of the conniving group of siblings that wanted to ruin their brothers life. Jacob was known as the trickster or deceiver.

He knew how to gain and so we play games all of his life, and that rolled over to his children so Jacob, the patriarch created habit in his family due to his deception and rubbed off on his boys, his boys destroyed or tried to destroy one of their brothers in a wide range of a good healthy home environment. It wasn't the kind of environment that would have been intrusive to one orderly family structure. There are men here, and since he had a daughter that are women here who have been raised in dysfunctional families yelled. Papa was a Rolling Stone wherever he laid his hat was his own, or you grew up without a father, or you might as well not been there as that was all kinds of dysfunction in the family that you grew up with. Perhaps there are siblings now. You cannot relate to because of the chaos in your home before you ever get the first Chronicles chapter 7 that's his history and his background is not a pretty one. But somewhere along the line that was a transformation that occurred in the life of recovery. Read about it.

Chapter 7 will give me some good news, especially the men. But the principle applies to all of us is that your past doesn't have to determine your future that no matter how messed up Joe yesterday was does not have to control what you will tomorrow will be like that you have been an option to change your legacy about the lack of sleep, bequeath to you does not have to be the legacy you dispensed others.

Whether it is your immediate family. Whether it's your siblings or grows who come under your influence, such as the case with the change and transformation that took place in the life of Asher Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a closer look at what it means to be the head of the family stay with us very dedicated kingdom minded pastor. Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level.

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One of his best-selling books and is helped literally hundreds of thousands of men understand who they are in the role God designed for them. Now Tony's powerful follow-up book kingdom men rising has been released and is here to give you inspiration to break past the obstacles of helplessness, boredom and regret. Instead, replacing them with power significance and influence were excited to be able to offer this book to you today in a special double package deal along with the book. You can also receive all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series of the same name kingdom men rising together, these resources can help you live up to your highest potential. You learn from the real life struggles and challenges of other men as they seek to fulfill their purpose for God's kingdom right now. When you make a contribution in support of Dr. Evans work through the urban alternative will send these resources to you as our gift way of saying thanks for making this ministry possible. Just visit Tony to get the details at if you want to go even deeper into this important subject or are looking for a good way to share this beneficial material with others. Consider also getting a copy of the companion kingdom men rising Bible study again all the details are or you can reach out to one of our friendly resource team members to help with your request. When you call us at 1-800-800-3222 again that's 1-800-800-3222. Here's Dr. Evans, now with more of today's message. Well, let's go to verse 40 please.

Verse 40 says were the sons of Asher had of the fathers houses.

They became leaders in their family. What Asher did when he got right so influence is for boys that they were able to take a responsible range in their own families. The Bible teaches that the man is to be the head that leaves the man is the one responsible. That's not just send you the bouncer says you responsible if not knowing that you responsible if you get that crazy your responsible if the wife is off your responsible. You may not be to blame.

It may not be your fault, but it had shipped the responsibility you got a moment when I have a couple to get ready, get married, wife has all these bills she's bringing in my one couple. The man said we will get married when she paid him bills and help a brother out. I say you love it yes you want to marry a yes when you want to marry you really want to millionaire more than subquestion are you willing will you willing to say yes they were your bills but for now my responsibility, because to be ahead of the household in the bike. Maybe not in the culture within the Bible means you willing to own it had ship's responsibility ship also involves direction whether the president of the head of a company we have a church or whatever ship means you are casting a direction so that people know which way were going to be ahead means that I want to be in close proximity with God so that God can speak to me by his Holy Spirit and give me direction so that those following me will have a place to go. Joshua seven Joshua 2450.

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. I'm going to set the spiritual which is the most important, the foundational the biblical direction and what that means is that you're not following the crowd, you're not picking up your direction from television, you're not picking your direction from social media because you're God's man so you picking up your cues from when Moses sent the 12 spies into the promised land. 10 spies came back and said the Giants really that we can do this people too big and the Giants and the Joshua and Caleb came back and felt no God is already spoken with going to follow God because my Garcia Giants we see grass see it all depends on what you looking to determine what you see and if you do not have a divine perspective all you see is what you see what you mean. You will see all there is to be sent to be God's head of household and raise the boys to be head of household with a generation of men abandoned their household forcing the women to be head of households because they refuse to be quite a bit of mail. They do not take the spiritual responsibility being God's man is not necessarily a popular position, you will regularly be outnumbered but this is not a popularity contest is the responsibility biblical headship is the responsibility that you take all that you all because you would be placed. We live in a day of mail abandonment. Women are increasingly refusing to only maybe it's because your father didn't own it. Maybe it's because your mother wasn't domineering. Maybe it's because of negative influences in the culture. Whatever the reason is it's time to come back home to God's return. Nothing around and whatever caused him to turn it around because we know the boys got right at the end.

Whatever caused him to turn it around. That must mean that you must now be willing to accept a purpose so you got to get excited about your living you got to get up on the ceiling space shuttle is on a launching pad. That's been a set man trying to go somewhere this photo shoot up in outer space, but right now is just sitting in the rivers and then set it because I think that will fire up under the. The bill hasn't been ignited to send it off the pad to accomplish its space mission.

We got too many men on the pad just sent mental environment. What God wants to do with like the fire so that you take off and go somewhere. That means you must become fired up about your kitchen, and a responsible, loving and appropriate way/or recovered in some way and he raised his son to be head of households with fire and vision.

You going to be the head. You just can't see the acorn you got a look at the oak got to see bigger than what is. Yeah, things are not looking good, but but me and God got a get together. We gotta find out how he wants us to fix this correct this straightened this reorienting is why you just said you demand user you demand. What if you demand you got the man he says they were mentored they were raisins princes that is position for future kingship and so the question is what level of mentoring are we giving our kids and remember to the third generation are grandkids.

Many of the young man is been spiritually castrated because it's not been given a sense of his royal standing in the family, and most importantly with the Lord they been duped and reference because there is no godly male figure who loves God loves them and give them a biblical worldview and spiritually imparts to them so that they take all of God into all of life into all available Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment with the closing story that paints a vivid picture. You won't be able to forget but first I want to let you know that the message we been hearing is available in its entirety on both CD and digital download including portions we didn't have time to include in the broadcast.

You can get it as a part of that special double offer.

I mentioned earlier, all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series bundled along with his powerful new book kingdom men rising will send them to you as a thank you gift when you help support this ministry with a generous contribution and don't forget Tony is created a complete companion Bible study that goes along with the kingdom men rising series get all the details and make your request where you can browse through our huge library of resources and sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by around-the-clock to help you with your resource request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 what tomorrow. More from Dr. Evans on how men can raise boys who know their royal heritage. Right now though he's back with the final story for today.

There is a certain kind of loss. This wasp feeds, particularly on Spike's when the spider is building the web, so the wax will stay the spider, then add in the spider and the air over a period of two weeks will begin to grow inside the spider. The spiders nature changes the spider stops building a web and start building a cocoon, spiders don't know cocoon, spider the webs, but they got this foreign matter in the attic of the wasp that is changing how it functions. So instead of building a home that it was created to build it winds up building a house for its enemy because the ad once a cocoon so that it changes the nature of the spinal. Building a web and start building a cuckoo and then when VA gets big enough, it will spider and lives in the cocoon what the one is not installing us is imparted foreign material and us and we wind up building kingdoms, father and destroys our future and what God has called us to be in setting the stage for our families and the culture. So if he is the positive foreign matter. You you get rid of that and go back to web building that what you may.

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