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Praying and Waiting for God's Timing

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August 9, 2021 8:00 am

Praying and Waiting for God's Timing

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August 9, 2021 8:00 am

When you order something online, you typically get to choose how fast you want it delivered. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains why that isn’t the case when you pray, and that sometimes we must learn to wait for God’s perfect timing.

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Similar situations money to fix it, and people you know change is Dr. Tony Evans is God can process may take time and involve labor pain is something celebrating this is the alternative for 2011 author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative when you order something online, you typically get to choose how fast you want it delivered today.

Dr. Evans explains why that isn't the case.

When we pray once join them as he talks about how to wait for God's perfect timing. All of us live in houses that have been wired for electricity electricity is the power that is conveyed through the wires so that we enjoy the privileges of being blessed through the appliances we use the lights return often on through the heat the stove over refrigerator freezer or the things that electricity provides the power for us to do that. Paola leave the point of contact in order for that appliance or light or thing that you using to work there must be a point of contact between you and God. Me and God. In order to experience his Paola and supernatural provision must be a point of contact. If you don't turn on the light switch is not a power problem is not a provision problem. If the contact problem that many people today who believe in God's power, but not seen God's provision because they don't understand his place of contact and the point of contact between your need and God's provision is prayer mechanism God has decreed that is absolutely necessary for him to release what he intends to make God do what he had planned to do, but what it is releasing God do what he has decreed to do when God answers you become the ocean point for supernatural activity. You are the point of contact switch with prayer standing. Let's go to the base story might be like to start off by reading two verses chapter 17 verse one first Kings petition by who was Gilead said Ahab the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before will stand shortly. There shall be neither dew nor rain these years except my word so Elijah tells I have is not the chapter 18 verse one and now it happened after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third DSA go show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth. Chapter 17 verse one says is not going in chapter 18 verse one says is getting ready to rain and chapter 17 verse one) and chapter 18 verse one God says all statements were made by the same person. So people. Let me explain why this writing thing is there any place didn't make this up yesterday and doing a lot of the chapter 11 says 13 to 17 this is what God said. God knows now happen.

So when writing. It shows other gods I'm going to no longer bless your crops. I'm no longer going to bless your planting. I'm no longer going to bless you Barry and the if you go God.

But if you turn away from other gods have been rain again all, so I just pray based on something God had said to Moses so reaches back to what God had already said by believing God applies it to the situation we find them in and what we got all the soap and bursting 17 to 19. In other words, once tried to God's word. Said another way, if you don't know God's word you don't know because God's word must be the basis for the foundation of your request. The ribbon gently Lord blessed me, Lord help me which means you said absolutely nothing is because you don't have a point of contact that you know about that you can point to in Scripture that becomes the basis of your request so you don't even know what that something God is interested in doing so is by referencing something God has previously declared in first Kings and turned to James chapter 5. Beginning with verse 16 therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed.

The factual pray of a righteous man can accomplish much. Watch this job was a man with a nature like ours and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, so we think tanks and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. Then he prayed again, and this poured rain and the earth produced its fruit. Many people want God to send rain in their lives. All blessings without one thing God to change their lives. They want God to do something on them while they remain idolaters. And remember, idolatry is lives now, person, place or thing that you to meet your needs. So what God has called to Washington on Sunday and dated all week long and as long as I was idolatry.

God would not shift from no rain to rain so we have people come to church all the time looking for that blessing don't want to be met with Bob that God and so they wonder why it will rain you so you can share with an idol.

Anything you get you to get on your own independently of God.

You become an but I want to know something else.

God said it's not Blu-ray 71 that is that it is going three and half years. But notice when you're ready. James that we just read it says he pray that it would not rain, and many pray that God is not going rain. God didn't say so. If God already said it pray about, because what God has decreed the point of contact before it is delivered God to create rain start and stop rain until Elijah made a prim.

In other words he was. The rain when he prayed. Lorraine when he pray. So God's decree no wait on somebody to suck it so God has decreed certain things for your life is will and is there to make the proper time. When the point of contact is made so you have something God is holding on to that he wanted to release 25 years ago, but had been free to release it because he is not yet seen the point of contact because even though God declared it didn't happen until Elijah called for. This is to give you the secret of prayer that produces the supernatural. James said the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availed much, so we only know that Elijah prayed. We also know how Elijah prayed the actual fervent prayer of a righteous man availed and James is writing the New Testament Christians.

James is writing to you when Buddy uses the Old Testament say to explain the New Testament Christians how to get them to deliver rain to open up to deliver the will of God, which is varying from person-to-person and its application so that if you understand effectual (as illustrated by James in the life of Elijah, you and I cannot have an opening and closing. No rain. We can just like Elijah affected and then I'll tell you how you know why because James says that Elijah was all like nature as us one Superman, Batman, Spider-Man will ask me what some superhero just the way but what he said was an effectual fervent righteous prayer and that was the plan that) the open so if your day looking for a miracle that will happen shot happen. That is, bring this history based on the will of God's word. You must be a factual permit. Righteous prayer questions would look like right verse 21. Elijah says I hear from Wegman in the process to follow.

There is no storm was in a moment the sky is clear that not even a cloud in the sky but Elijah so your practice will determine what you see. If you are not close to God.

You won't hear the will of God apply. Do you anything. One of our problems is we want to hear from God not keeping a distance from God. Now, could hear the will of God's timing of God's will see what the word of God said 11 but the floor is no me as applicable to me right now has to do with spiritual distance. Dr. Evans is a great way to illustrate that idea and he'll share it with us when he comes back in a moment with more of this message he calls praying and waiting for God's timing is a part of a brand-new collection. We put together called Tony Evans top 4040 of his most powerful sermons over the last 40 years. Right now, volumes one and two of this four volume collection are yours as a way of saying thanks when you make a donation to help keep this listener supported broadcast coming your way. As a bonus will also send you Tony's popular booklet on fasting. It explains how saying no to your physical appetite and sharpen your spiritual one. Creating a hunger for God that the Lord is only too happy to satisfy this combo offer is only available for a limited time, so make the arrangements now and will get this great pair of resources on their way to you. Our resource center is open around the clock to help you. Just call 1-800-800-3222 day or night. That's 1-800-800-3222 or visit us where you can browse through our huge collection of resources and sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional.

I repeat that contact information after part two of today's lesson and this coming November Church of Jesus Christ travel with Dr. Tony Evans as he retraces the life and human journey of the greatest being to ever walk this earth over here in Capernaum place where Jesus did most of his miracles is in this place.

Demonstrated he truly is the son of God traveled the streets and synagogues think Jesus want and physical locations were some of the most powerful events recorded in the Bible took place in like that much of what we read about in Galilee have the right journey with Jesus in theaters November 15, 16th and 17th. Dr. Tony Tony patient showtimes away, you're going to drink all the loss, the station will become the station because you think is too far off to pick up a station you long relationship with God and still hear the sound of the fund that nobody else can hear Israel's additional communication with God not ritual communication with God. If you want experience supernatural power and the proximity must be close, it cannot be far away, so you can hear the sound of the particular application of Scripture. Your personal experience that gets deeper because verse 42, says an went up to eat and drink, but Elijah went up to the top of Carmel and crouched down on the and put his face between his knees. He separates himself, and he finds a place to get along with God. He says he bent down, put his head between his knees would in Old Testament days. They didn't have spirits for pregnant women for examinations give birth what the women did was crouched down down and then somebody with a push push push.

In other words, it was the position of why it was the position of labor cost is about to give birth to a miracle.

The position of labor because he didn't try to get back to something supernatural God led God to do something extraordinary you got to get in a position where the position of pregnant want God to get pregnant. We wanted to get to America know that he made a miracle in the open position and a bird.

The biblical word means to be in when you need something supernatural supernatural fingerprint going and they they may be in pain because the miracle you need to be at the birth to America something supernatural is asking God to do something. Some of you with situations. Counselor to help you money can fix it.

The people you know can change it to be to go in the labor bond amount, somewhere, a number of years ago for those who haven't heard the story I was doing a listed crusade in Columbia, South Carolina. This crusade was at the price football stadium which is the football stadium for the University of South Carolina. It was Sunday night, the first night of the crusade when somewhere between 15 or 20,000 people gathered in the stadium for us to preach the gospel to a gentleman came in and said we just been warned that a major storm is coming and it will be here by 7 o'clock so we went into prayer and we pray that God would hold the rain and we pray that God would allow the service to go on and we pray for ministers, pray. But every minister, including me, pray they say pray the prayer.

One lady named Linda Mance's name Linda said may I pray we said yes yes Glenn Preminger is the summary of Linda's pray the Lord we are doing what you ask us to do. You ask us to win people to Christ, you asked us to proclaim your word. We have spent money, time and energy to put this crusade together doing what you told us to do so you go south if you think could tell Lord command you.

The rain and lightning strike that little one command and sleep gentleman. No rain is supposed to come we just going to go as long as we can go maybe as long as you can do as much as we can with 15 minutes of service and black thundering behind us, you can begin the rain. As with came to the stadium with went around and virtually no actual know you do something miracle in your life, your home miracle in your job God willing to go in the labor James is miracle of being reborn into a whole new life by asking Jesus to forgive your sins. Going to Tony right now and follow the link that simply says Jesus there.

20 will tell you all about what it means to be a Christian and want you to everything you need to know to start your brand-new life is just a reminder you can get the full-length version of today's lesson is a part of Tony Evans top 40, a collection of his best and most powerful messages of all time.

Remember, volumes one and two of this four volume collection are yours right now with our thanks for your donation to the urban alternative.

We depend completely on the prayers and gifts of friends like you to keep Tony's teaching on the station as a special bonus will send it to you along with Tony's fasting booklet I told you about earlier. Again that's Tony or you can call us at 1-800-800-3222 where someone on a resource team is always available to assist you. That's 1-800-800-3222. A lot of people think God's offer to be close to us is too good to be true tomorrow.

Dr. Evans will explain how the devil perpetuates that attitude and what you can do about. Be sure to join the alternative with Dr. Tony have turned celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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