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July 27, 2021 8:00 am
The city of God made something that see something with Dr. Tony Evans talked about what it takes to seek God's power at work in our lives because he sends me celebrating 40 years of faithfulness.
This is the alternative media monitor speaker, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative. When you find an incredibly resourceful person on earth. You might say they can do something with anything, but what kind of power would it take to do anything with nothing.
Dr. Evans as the answer today. Let's join if you want to. The first name of God given to us in Scripture. The book of the beginnings of the book of Genesis were introduced to it in the first verse, beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.
That is our introduction to God. The problem is God's. You without the Hebrew language. The Old Testament language you would know this may seek God, you may see Lord but the particular word in a particular case is not the same as referring to the same person.
God will Hebrew word he uses to define himself in light of what he wants you to learn about where introduced in chapter 1 verse one to God's name, Elohim, we can learn much about God in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. What does God want us to know about this one about the name Elohim first thing you need to know from verse one is that God Elohim, the state beginning, God created God created the beginning God created time now is God Elohim.
This particular name transit time is transcended in space because it says in the beginning God created the heavens and the words she predated his creation so space God sits outside of all you and I know the heavens and the earth.
We don't know anything beyond the heavens and the earth because that space. God existed when space did not exist. So God predated time God predated space and God.
Also predated the thing that we know about his time to that is the substance of things that we have in 1997 the Hubble telescope out and do this powerfully and discovered that all of us going about other nixies, that is. Justin is one galaxy, the Milky Way will just shake spiral that you see the light galaxy. Lord Islam got a little spot on the nine planets throughout Pinto. So we can get this moving discovered galaxy arrangement out there of planets and sons galaxies to remember. He created the world. So you got a job, they said galaxies would exceed 101 of the close galaxies that the Hubble said I could see was Andromeda Galaxy S is 2.2 million light years from us and I suppose, is to point to light travels at 186,000 miles second Andromeda is just going to make him like he traveled.
That means if you hold boy or girl on Andromeda and sent them a message at your way and always travel around the yard seven times a second leg one second speed covering 2.2 million light years message would take 400,000 years you get the word back from the message you sent and galaxy.
Although I do say so. It was and it came into existence in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and it is staggering and its implications. God once it's created is created, the earth was flawless and void and darkness was upon the surface of the deep tones not right Hebrew word for formless and void is pronounced and total libel basically means a waste, garbage dump, it was uninhabitable.
It was without form and was void of life. Life could live that the question is why, because Isaiah 45 verse 1845 18 says God who creates does not create waste 4586 God can create a waste when he when he doesn't have the right, yet in verse two we have a wasteland know like you live you it's void of existence it's empty… We see in verse two… Create a company like we would say… Writing a message to a wasteland verse to go some where between Genesis 1 and Genesis 1 to Satan fall 2014 that Satan rebelled against God, and he was to plan our rate, you've got this garbage dump is because garbage is Satan and his demons were cast down to the planet and saw the planet became a wasteland and of course that's what Satan said what it is turned into a wasteland.
But guess what the Bible is God's spirit, Elohim plurality, the Holy Spirit begin to hover over this wasteland like popped up. Guess what God Elohim if is God said, let there be light.
Guess what happened there was light. God said, let there be an expanse of water verse six and let it separate the waters from the waters. So now you have seas and oceans being separated from land because when land and water is mixed. That's a small marsh, but now God made livable watchlist God came in the summer. Satan had messed up and restores it.
So what we learn about Elohim's Elohim created out of nothing in text on the devil has jumped up and fix it up so you can make it right the first time that we get to visit and makes it rather than life God's Holy Spirit control center which Satan has dealt make alive again and I should be hoping somebody excluded God who can turn on the way. His name is Elohim, so God creates what is good darkness and the light he makes the desolate inhabitable and then he creates his main attraction. Verse 26 let us make man in our watches and image is a mirror mirror, you go to the mirror in the morning you see your image flashed back at you from the mirror.
It is an image. The flowers were asked to do this work created in this way the beast were created this way.
The fish were created this way only man was created with the capacity to mirror God.
Everything else is a validation of God, but only man male and female were created to America so powerful is this principle that the Bible calls God states little Elohim's prescriptions referred to you and me is Elohim small each customer. Suppose Amira we Elohim, Junior that's why George being body soul and spirit. Suppose I'm supposed to. I history with God, the big G. That's something you want to think know he was supposed to mirror the born-again creation was supposed to mirror him because we have is each stamp on us. We have the capacity as part of the new creation to Mary. So how does this image change the way we live from day to day. Dr. Evans will tell us when he continues her message just a moment for so you can dig even deeper into today's subject and put the principles to work with the help of Tony's popular devotional experiencing the power of God's names. It'll take you want to day by day exploration of what the biblical titles for God, tell us about his nature and character and help us understand how he wants to relate with us and to help you connect what you read with Tony's teaching will send the devotional to you along with all 14 messages on CD and digital download from volumes one and two of our current series. Knowing God's names only ask in return is that you make a contribution to help us keep the alternative, coming your way. Each day you could get the details and make the arrangements email@example.com or call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 let one of our team members help you.
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You might be asking okay that's nice I got have I now I know Hebrew word work done. I learned about Elohim S name so look at chapter 2.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed and all their host by the seventh day God completed Elohim completed his work which he had done then we God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because he rested from all his work which God had created and they want God created, let there be habit was so day to let there be yet it was so day three they called a path day six God created and it was so desperate on day number six in his own image because he spent the day getting the creation writing for his masterpiece, the red, green the first day of the delivered because everything was created for man on the way out anything that is dying.
This is very good but it was good but I created the piece all painting is very good and then he did something he rested. He rested doesn't mean it was time to quit it mean he was left to do a site private piping system is unique or special they did not like some that is a unique unit because it's my last day the day when he was doing all this stuff and getting everything ready and making it makes so is the day I'm finished the day off going through all know that. I remember the only place that will be on sabbatical land. The chill not yet.
Six. The company is the 49 year jail brings this response and bring it back again because I want a Sabbath principle for God lays out the Sabbath principle link to creation or the work of Elohim, and here's what he says let's start with verse four. For he has said somewhere concerning the seventh day. Expect rigid and God rested on the seventh day from all his works.
We just thought that's what Elohim did on the seventh day, and again in this passage, they shall not enter his rest. Therefore, since it remains. To enter it and those who fully had good news preached to them enter because of disobedience.
Verse nine remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. All right if you're a Christian. It applies to you because you're part of this new creation. Verse 10 for the one that his rest has himself from his works as God did from his downfall diligent to enter the rest, so that no one will follow the same example of disobedience. All right, what will the people of God that you went God finished he needed to do was supposed to do shell why the let me tell you why when a created Genesis chapter 1 the flowers. It says he created with seeds so that they would be so perpetuating it says when he created you he blessed them so that they could multiply that when he created man and woman cause God to create its create, re-create, re-create, re-create, when he created the one time he put into the one creation, the solution millions of years later, creating new kids acceptable in all creating new flowers, except to perceive the company will create new fresh sex is appropriate in other words, when a created built into the creation waiting to keep things going a long time ago and will you probably in the promised land. Well, they've already built the building already take care of the land on the property for you even though you still a major, but if you only through the wilderness and it will keep doing what they do for you already taken care of already been convert by my creative planning program is for the people of God. If you belong to Jesus Christ, the day the people of God which we've got a Sabbath rest for you and is quickly ready been finished to make God do something you should be resting and what God is already gone because God is already so perpetuating and it's already time to work things out. That's why we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which are ready prepared before that we should do for you already done God's plan for you already been planned for whatever God's purpose for you. Your job is not to try to make God do something to get you some get done and it's so perpetuating what is open to me so that you can grasp that I've already preplanned for you.
When I created you creative you have to walk so that you fall into the wrath because the route has already been it's already been set up, which own name on purpose as your name is your name on your provision has your name on it has your name on it may, but Israel did not become one of the quit on day three and finish on days they wanted to go their own way and do God's day and the rest to God.
Don't miss what Elohim have already created a long time ago because you will go through all six days to complete the obedience that he has called you to something you can enter the wrath that is already been signed for five been prepared for you. You gotta do is walk in the Scripture says that he gives the love you want a sleep working on your rest day working on your day off trying to make overtime excitement happened for God just do what I said do not take sleeping and bring up something to get something perpetuating itself looks like nothing is happening. Dr. Tony Evans talking about how God's creation power can remake your life if you'd like to have a copy of today's message to review on your own or pass along to a friend. Just contact us for the details on the title Elohim, the all-powerful creator. Better yet, get this message as a part of Tony's current teaching series. Knowing God's names for limited time you can get all 14 messages in this powerful two-volume series is our gift including some lessons we won't have time to present on the air and as an added bonus will also include that companion daily devotional I mentioned earlier, experiencing the power of God's names just visit firstname.lastname@example.org make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station will send you both of these powerful resources is her way of saying thanks. Remember, we depend completely on your support to continue this important ministry work again.
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We are blessed by your well wishes and want to quickly share just one of the comments we recently received hi Pastor Skip-Karen out to New Mexico. I want to say congratulations to Dr. Tony heaven's. He is one of the most remarkable and respective leaders in the ministry in this generation. Not only is a remarkable pastor and teacher and author, but he stayed at the task and is celebrating 40 years in the ministry. Congratulations for me and for my fellowship. We consider you a hero in our common faith. Tony, thank you for upholding the standard of biblical expository preaching and exalting the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your years of service to the Lord and to his people.
Congratulations on behalf of Dr. Evans and all of us here at the urban alternative.
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