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Jehovah Mekadesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies

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August 4, 2021 8:00 am

Jehovah Mekadesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies

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August 4, 2021 8:00 am

We can't make ourselves acceptable to God; that only happens by faith. But Dr. Tony Evans says that there is something we have to do before the Lord can start rebuilding our lives. Find out what it is as Tony takes a look at the process of sanctification.

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Though Dr. Tony Evans explains why sanctified Christians can just blend into the culture around them celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative, God's people are supposed to be just that God's people special, unique, set apart or to use the Bible's term sanctified. Dr. Evans will help us unpack the meaning of that word today as he talks about why God is called Jehovah the Kadish let's join him. We have all two buildings or land or homes where we have seen no trespassing sign's passing sign is signifying that authorized people should not interfere a no trespassing sign says this is off limits unless you have been duly authorized to enter you not to make an illegal illegitimate unauthorized entry into this area or place a building or property. It is a legal protection of a boundary. The book of Leviticus is God's no trespassing sign is one of the most important books of the Bible. It is probably the one least read because it seems so out of touch with the real world that we live in. The people of Israel have exited Egypt in the book of Exodus, the people of God. I have toward their promised Canaan in the book of numbers between Exodus and numbers is looking to kiss is often called the book of life, God is preparing his people to enter into his promise book of numbers the promised land. Having heard them from Egypt in the book of Exodus.

He wants to prepare them for this new environment that they are headed toward he wants to get them ready. The purpose of the book of the Medicus was to tell God's people how they were to worship and how they were to walk as they entered into this new destiny. It was the book of worship and wall of the liturgy in life was designed to explain to them the expectations of God when they got to the place of blessing they were to learn it on their way there, so that when they got there they would have it down three phrases that will help you with three words that will help you understand the book and the reason while going through this one, so that perhaps you will appreciate the book a little bit more but also that's where I mean, for God is found for the day.

Three words are common, profane and sacred common profane and sacred that which was common was that which God had created. That was regular Mary common to all the general welfare of the general good.

Nothing special about it.

Just know it was, that would mean which that which was polluted or the file or contaminated. So if you hear about profane hearing about Pro polluted the file contaminated when we talk about the were talking about speech that is polluted file or destructive nature.

So the book talks about that which was profane, talks about that which is sacred, that which was special to God. That which was had been made unique to God person God's presence in God's purpose with the common ordinary the regular kitchen hello until you make it either profane or sacred.

It just stands in our called one about work in this neutral zone. It's not bad is not exceptionally good.

It's just Van but what was could be made profane could be polluted or it could be made sacred. It could be made up or set apart for the purposes of God. For example, the first of the chapter for the first five verses everything God created is good, but then it goes on mobile good regular but it becomes the five when it is not by the reading of the word and prayer for everything God made is, but it can be signed by by the word of God in prayer. When God created the days of the week created Sunday. It was good money was good to them is good with good. Thursday was Good Friday with good but once again he rested and goodbye Monday through Friday will bad days, but they will not provide dates about the step and made it holy means setting the special it was different than the other day because God did something special on that day that he did not do the other day and he told his people in the long remember the Sabbath and he told him to remember the sabbatical year. Remember the year of Jubilee sanctified treatment is common.

Mary all just regular because it's special today.we will look at it given to us in verse eight.

Verse seven and eight you shall come to break yourselves therefore be holy for I the Lord your God. You shall keep my statutes and practice them. The Lord defies you, Jehovah became dish the Lord who sanctifies the law discussion today about the name of God, that you really want you to know because you want to live you want to have life.

Or as Jesus would say, I've come to give you life more abundantly. What you know this name because it goes beyond existence. Going through the motions. This was a little like giving me he is the Lord defines what we mean by site location is a term used throughout the New Testament.

It is an abiding name for God, the one who sanctifies the defined means to set apart or two separate. It is referenced in a number of other words holy, consecrate, sacred all of those on either seven rooms or derivatives of the concept of site location that is to be made separate or set apart as special something becomes sanctified when it is set apart, separated from the common Mary, the regular MA special, one-of-a-kind, many of us have fireplaces in our homes all about you but when I go up the living room looks like the five you know what the plastic on the furniture that was fun to play in the living which you couldn't play in the that was wrong was for special special guest.

It was it was just a little, but it wasn't treated like just the room that we were not allowed to roll up the living room because it had been set apart. I've mentioned this before many of you your China, every day on that is not for you because it's been set up your regular. This is a wooden cobbler baby's got some glass opponents place is in a much more expensive piece of furniture. Those dishes darling still plastic in the cross-links because they had been separated as special. You, so they are treated differently. Trust me regular regular plate is not the same as breaking one of those points.

Because plaintiffs have value to them because they have been set up. That is, they have been made from a human standpoint sanctified or unique. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a look at what happens when we follow Christ instead of the crowd first so you could dig even deeper into today's subject and put the principles to work with the help of Tony's popular devotional experience the power of God's names as we are discovering those titles tell us a lot about God's nature and character. This life-giving devotional can provide you a daily dose of direction when you're lost and deliverance when you find yourself stuck requested today and assures with our thanks when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station.

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I'll repeat that contact information after part two of today's lesson and this coming to theaters this November. The place where Lazarus raised from the place where it's believed was from which Jesus rings Dr. Tony Evans brings the New Testament Gospels to life as he visits the locations of Jesus earthly ministry connecting them to their significance for humankind today. I relationships I guess what Jesus is can take things November 15, 16th and 17th travel with Dr. Tony Evans on a life-changing eye-opening journey with Jesus. Find showtimes and learn more Tony will will some time to read about the big band under this protective covering authorization of God, God would often take things that were used for evil and bring them over to the band and put them on making the five set upon special. That's why God says when he begins in the 10 Commandments thou shall have no God before me. You are to set me up to be part of the crowd.

I'm not to be one among I am to be what you want them to know that weight redemption and plan density.

What worship as they were proceeding to the promised land. Verse 2220 you keep them, to which I am bringing you to do what you want what is spiritual.

You can speech about "customs nation, which before you get all these things and you you will get you to post a land flowing with milk and honey, the Lord your God rated you from the people to be holy to me only separate you from the people be with all the promised way that going to be people who should standards don't believe in my instruction right when you you you want to be surrounded by people who think differently differently differently differently differently giving you so you perspective your worldview because you're going to buy them. You know you all goodbye here in chapter 20 scoops spiritist people doing medium to six people sleep and whatever body they grandmother their mother when animals run the people with women's legal agreement and the place of what we know what that and I don't want you because you give you if you want to like you do a great way to vote for you. They will give you your you miss me I will spit them out from you but if you will spit you you you will be defeated because you will have site but assess where God's people thought righteousness and its purpose. Site says to be unique and special word for that to happen when they get to the promised land, places St. John 15 first John two worldliness struggles with worldliness at some level one place you go one worldview that leaves God today people walk in other words, words which we won victories see miracles God's because you you only separate but you want to be part of the crowd. You because I am Dr. Tony Evans talking about what happens when the Lord sent to support for his divine purpose. If you've never allowed them to do that but are ready now to experience what God has in store for you. It starts by realizing none of us is perfect enough to qualify for heaven on our own.

But that's not the end of the story hears Dr. Evans to explain why he who knew no sin became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God. And guess what God is going let you go to heaven on credit. He will credit your account the righteousness of Christ. Because God is credited to Jesus Christ, your sin, so your credit score can be 100 if you go to Jesus Christ for salvation right now. How do you do that with 20 would be happy to explain it to you. Just visit Tony and click on the link that says Jesus is a short powerful video that explains what real Christianity is about, along with some free follow-up resources.

Check it out today and discover the amazing difference you can make in your life. Once again, that's it. Tony and that's the same place to go to get an audio copy of today's message to review again on your own or to pass along to a friend just look for Tony's current teaching series.

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Remember, we depend completely on your support to continue this important work. Again, you'll find is it Tony Avenue and start or or reach out to our resource Center by calling 1-800-800-3222 team members are standing by around-the-clock to help with your resource request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 your life can be pretty bitter sometimes. So who wouldn't want to sweeten things up by finding a way to heal the hurts in our lives. That's Dr. Evan subject tomorrow I hope to be back with the alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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