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Begging for a Blessing

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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April 25, 2021 8:00 am

Begging for a Blessing

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Children Dr. Tony Evans tells men who failed to pass on a spiritual heritage. Children that it's not too late to celebrating this is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans mother speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative blessings come from God, but not just from God today.

Dr. Evans will touch on the importance of the blessings we pass on what to do with they were never passed on to us.

Let's turn to Genesis chapter 25 as we join him. It's all cultural landscape today, 40% of all children in our country raised without their biological father. The African-American community. 72% of children born aboard to single parents, what are you looking at crime statistics or dropout statistics for teenage pregnancies to sticks or poverty statistics all over and over and over again dominating reality of fatherlessness overwhelms us fatherlessness comes in many shapes and many forms. Some of fatherlessness because they been abandoned by their father, their father fired a child that they were not willing to take responsibility for other forms of fatherlessness is that the father may be there, but he might as well not be there because he is not accepted the responsibility of fatherhood and so what we have developed is a generation of young people, children growing up in a fatherless environment and so they go seeking pseudo-fatherhood things that look like it could be a father.

For me, whether it's a gang, whether it's their policy or their homies or whether some other influence that is not in their best interest. Fatherlessness has become the dominant team overwhelming painful reality of our culture that is freeing us when God created man me before you gave him a wife and even children. He gave him the responsibility to act on his behalf.

But now we have men who are simply satisfied to say I'm not happy to take a moment to talk about happy. I'm not against happy for happy you should want to be happy is no there's no benefit to being miserable. On the other hand, happy is not your first order of business, your first order of business is to be responsible. Whether or not you're happy because the measure of a man is his acceptance of responsibility under God as he seeks to be happy.

But what we are having today men because they are no longer happy abandoning responsibility and so we are finding ourselves in developed in a cursed environment because of the crisis of fatherlessness in our passage today. We have a son begging for the blessing of his Esau is begging for a blessing you must strip your mind about the casual use of the word bless, we say God bless you. I bless you. We use the word fairly casually. Today many times. But when Saul was asking that the blessing be what they're saying daddy say I bless you know the blessing was speaking about something else. It was speaking about the continuity of the company assembled for the word blessing was covenantal continuity. Let me explain what I mean. It is my hope that every head of the household here has a will. If you do not have a will you not operating responsibly will simply says this is what I want to happen with what I've been entrusted with to pass on to the next generation not having a will is not keeping from Diane Willoughby was a well I like to deal with wills that reminds me of that. What you need to be reminded. I will speak submit inheritance usually related to stuff. In fact, when wills read what their fingers crossed hoping that there is a little something something Manfred or more importantly a hold something something in there for the story Jacob the younger. Once the blessing so it concocts a plan with his mother Rebecca to steal the blessing from the older son Esau. And so while it is not without the hunt to get food in order to bring it back to his father for him to get the blessing Rebecca told Jacob what you do is you don't get me to go cook the meal you go to your brothers close because your father can see if the designs were dim. He will be able to see you going there with your brothers close and you bring the meal that your brother supposed to bring and let him bless you.

So Jacob does that goes gets the mother cooks don't go brothers close.

He walks in his father Isaac says who handles idols that Jacob says nicely. It so the oldest son he said I have your food has come close to me says that you feel like it's all but you sound like Jacob says in verse 23 did not recognize, and so he blesses all I want to get now is how critical the blessing he was willing to join with his against his daddy in order to get it because this thing involved his future is raise the question because obviously Jacob is wrong and is wrong because the chicken Isaac yet throughout the Bible God praises Jacob and Esau. Even though Jacob is doing the wrong thing. Question is why when he chapter 25 the incident if you go back page 2, chapter 25 verse 27, when the boys grew up and became a skillful, a man of the field.

The athlete Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents now. I love Esau because he had a taste again the athlete and Rebecca love Jacob. When Jacob had cooks to cozies, so when he had cooks to get us all came in from the field and was started. Jacob verse 30.

Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff. I am famished.

Verse 31 Jacob says. First, sound legal birthright. Summing the rights of the firstborn and I give you some me in a saucepan. Behold, I am about to die so hungry. So what use is a birthright to me, stop, and Jacob said first slant to me that you give me your birthright. The rights of the firstborn, so we slaughter him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew and he ate and drank and Rosa went on his way here. It is the thought this by his birthright thought so little of his birthright. He was willing to give it up for some food. As far as Saul was concerned. Sit with me. That was no connection between my wife and my blessing my birthright is over here.

My blessing is over there. When you read Hebrews 12 verses 16 and 17 it says don't be like the moral list Esau sold his birthright for the problem with Esau if he was only present one what he wanted now because you think about the future. Later, one of the problems we have is their present I'm not happy. Now I don't want the responsibility now is all about is not all about. Now it is about you passing what the blessing that is the divine statement of God from you and through you because you are future oriented. He gets trick but God doesn't interfere with it because he didn't value his birthright resumes that I will have a birthright. Oh yeah you do if you become Jesus Christ you been born again. You possess a birthright for our rights and privileges that come with your new birth, but those rights and privileges in responsibility and sometimes you be happy and sometimes you will be happy. That's what's that got to do sometimes you want to work. Sometimes you don't work you better get up if you want the network responsibility past the function whether or not part of the equation. Although there is nothing wrong with being happy. But that means you must be future oriented.

If you're going to pass on the blessing. So what is that blessing include will find out what Dr. Evans returns to continue her message in just a moment. Stay with us. Every summer kingdom and today we're excited to announce his long-awaited follow-up book pricing with authentic stories of personal thoughts. Tony takes us to God's word to show me how to clear all obstacles in the journey that leads to living a life of influence and impact to replace hopelessness board amending liquid power significance and influence. Get kingdom memorizing for yourself or for someone you love makes a great gift for husband's son's father's cousins, pastors, athletes, coaches and more grant euros until the end is not all four at your nearest bookstore or online retailer, then it's time to rise up and claim your culture for Christ. The future of our families and our society depends on men stepping up to their God-given responsibility as leaders. That's why we want you to have a copy of kingdom men rising is our gift.

Just visit Tony before the end of the week 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 or call 1-800-800-3222 were 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 Saul for blessing. I mean he saying please and today they were raised by single parents raised by single numbers of that's becoming more and more common in our culture. Praise God for the great job that so many of our single women do, but all mother can be is the best mother. She can be. She was never meant to have dual roles. When there should be a man in the picture. He says father bless me because that's what the father is supposed to supposed the next generation should feel God will if you've got kids in your house, father, bless me now, bless Mick bless me so that I become the boy I become the person that I was meant to be God, to me, and all the stuff that goes with that pass that on to me know what the blessing include in chapter 27 were told verse about his father kissed in verse 26. Please come close and kissed me because the blessing included intimate touch. He says he is the blessing my son verse 28 and 29.

May God give you one of the dew of heaven of the fatness of earth on the abundance of grain and wine may people serve you and nations bow down to you. You be master of your brother and make mother's sons bow down to you personally see who curses you, and blessed are those bless you God reach all the way back to the Abraham it covenant Abraham Catherine Isaac Isaac in the past, the Jacob Wishon of the Kaplan ethos who turned away as birthright unit with the company. One of the blessing was divine favor moving forward divine favor moving forward. The blessing was future inheritance from God.

Please notice the language make God do this make God that made God make God that think that's where the blessing is missing which essay I will need you to do this and I want you to do the old one did not want to be an injury to be a teacher. Nothing wrong with that but the blessing was what God would do. I want God to do this.

I want God to do for God to do the…… Not just what I want for you what you want for you but what God wants for you back with the blessing because what happens because of God, look at the amount of focus we give to our kids athletics as fathers and I mean we not too tired to practice. The practice wheelchair when a photo pass catch the ball, make the tackle will hit the homerun chair and when they mess up if that's okay okay you typically fix get back Gothic. I mean we champion the call's for athletics at inconvenience. Even only time you worked all day will make sure they play ball. Make sure they play ball because possess making is making man when it comes to blessing them spiritually with nowhere to be found, like the abominable snowman footprints everywhere, but we just came from. At the heart of the blessing was passing on divine favor. Notice the content of the favor.

The content of the favor is that God is going to set things up for you. God is going to go in front of you and we need that you will be master. He says people serve you as shown at men's Fellowship why I love being me. I simply wake up in the morning excited to be on me okay and I know you ladies are tied belatedly to blind talking on this. I am.

I wake up in the morning just just yes I get to be a man another day limiting wound up in a minute. I will be a man because I get the name things.

See before.

It was a woman before it was children. God told Adam to name things since God brought the animals to Adam and whatever he named him that was it's me.didn't name of God brought which is what's wrong the prosperity theology that tells you name things God to bring, but God brought the animals and keep named them. He called elephants and the dogs and cats in his name then and whatever you name that's was his name even named because God brought he and he said she shall be called name and think that's what you should be proud ladies occurring her husband's name because he supposedly named so soon.

When a man is operating under the blessing and under the covenant, and under the rule of God gets to me and master things within this calling anything within us what God brings, but God has to bring it and when you left the next generation you're giving God's mission to forbear, so they wanted. He wanted the blessing.

It was a declaration of divine favor of divine provisions of divine protection and of divine dominion WC Caterpillar that's got a glorious future. I know what you looking at primary much when I think of Kunz is going be pretty and is going take flight got a generation of children who don't take flight is still crawling never been blessed.

They've never had the blessing stand over them to affirm them and to speak God into them. Not just stuff for them but got into film who will bring them the appropriate stuff you will be more than stuff. My will must be more than stuff it must be God and the transfer divine favor I was growing up in Baltimore with Dr. pin bowling things were pretty rinky-dink is one high-class bullet and a lot of times machines didn't fully work so paeans. Sometimes all it wouldn't get picked up some still be laying down of the Time Machine to pick him up in one drop out of it fall back down. There was this guy that you couldn't see him going to see is this beast with was from lane to lane, picking up pins that machine couldn't get a run in the displaying run that may run initially.

Picking up stuff they got knocked down machine couldn't pick up so the next person. I don't care how long you been not been I know somebody who can pick you back up and said you write because he want you to have the blessing forward moving favor of God commuted to you so you can commuted to yours of total minute much I love Rocky five hello all the Iraqis but really love Rocky five Rocky five Rocky is retired because he's gotten bruised and beaten. I bad you can't find Rocky five. She comes across a young up-and-coming fighter named Tommy Gunn and Tony going has admired Rocky Balboa. As he followed his career so they meet and become friends any sense to Rocky Balboa Rocky Italian stallion when you when you train me yeah I can stay in the fight game by helping you so yeah I train you, so Rocky worked with Tommy Gunn goes up and becomes the heavyweight champion of the world due to the influence of Rocky. The movie comes down to the last 15 minutes movie zeros in on it last 15 to return the gun is now become a cherub in the world and is got into his head, so he got a lot of money man got a lot of attention that a notoriety in the news. Tommy guns live and not lead Rocky. In fact, he gets belligerent with him at last 15 minutes there in a gathering and totally done hits Rocky Balboa was wife's husband's brother-in-law and a clock search and knocks him down because of some argument, they will. Then Tommy Gunn insult and insult Rocky some Tommy gun Danny Lackey to do anything about Rocky tears off his shirt and the rumble begins day out in the street fighting each other in history fight. The problem is, God is too young to strong and too fast and so while doing the best he can. He can keep up with this young guy and so it comes down to a punch that flows any walking and he says Rocky down in the gutter beaten me while in the gutter while down. Rocky remembers up on the screen above his head. It shows what he's thinking.

So he thinks back to Rocky wanted Rocky to any remembers Apollo Creed and thought and became champion of the world and when they remembered Apollo Creed, but he could remember club Rocky three, lying in the back to win the championship. And when he remembered what he could remember what I Russian monster will know that the Russians once again the nationally remember that any tried to get out but it could, but then he remembered somebody else.

He remembered his old coach Mickey Mickey at nine Rocky four, but he remembers Mickey when Mickey was standing over him, saying that Bob because Mickey loves the table…… Balboa stands out to shake it off in the distance like all I want to bounce straight. They didn't have mass and it was able to defeat the young why were the able to then come alive again to remind him of what he could do, how long you been doubting Madonna been defeated as the main Jesus Christ is the type but the only way to connect with their calling through personal connection with Christ begins by admitting we can't make it to heaven on our own. From there, his sacrifice on the cross is the only way to bridge the gap between our failure and God's forgiveness. If you've never made that connection, visit Tony today and follow the link that says Jesus there. Dr. Tony Evans will explain everything you need to know about what it means to be a real Christian, and how to start a brand-new life in the time we have remaining. I want to mention that today's lesson is part of Tony's powerful series called kingdom men rising there are 12 full-length messages in this collection containing bonus content. We won't have time to present on the year. As I mentioned earlier, it's yours.

As our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station along with it will also send you his just-released companion book kingdom and rising time is running out on this special offer to visit Tony today to get the details and make the arrangements while you're there, you can also request a comprehensive kingdom, men rising Bible study to use on your own or to share with your small group again that's Tony or reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are always on hand to help you. That's 1-800-800-3222. There are times when the path ahead of us may look impassable. Next time, Dr. Evans will remind us how God has established a record of helping his children successfully navigate treacherous ways. I hope you'll join us. The alternative with Dr. Tony Evans is back to fighting personal celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. Thanks for the generous contributions of listeners like you

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