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September 24, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans is believing is not dependent on see you only operate by site members celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans offers speaker senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and Pres. of the urban even if we say we trust God will never really know until the time our faith could cost us something. Maybe even something precious today.
Dr. Evans helps us examine the depth of our faith, as he looks at one man whose commitment to the Lord was put to the ultimate challenge.
Let's join him in Hebrews chapter 11 when writing to give you a new level of experience with him.
It comes with the test test test test preparation for high-level so today we will look at the test of faith Abraham's final exam says that God told who was the promise chapter 22.
Whether stories unfold in front and back chapter in detail. God tells Abraham. These words he says Abraham in Genesis chapter 22 verse one after these things of God and Abraham. Abraham said your son, your only son, and go to the land of Moriah there as a burnt offering on the mountain of which I will tell you that made no sense.
Why because it is full of contradictions for logical contradiction number one promise that through you. I'm going to make sure your son now killing the teenager he has no children.
You told me to build a whole nation and affect the whole world. He be the extension you promise is a contradiction when God is giving you a major exam. It makes no sense enough like God is contradicting himself now logical contradiction. It was a biblical contradiction, because in Genesis chapter 9 God says you cannot take the life of another person just told Abraham to take the life of his son. God not only is contradicting his promise is contradicted God right now what you're asking.
That makes sense.
Not only was it a biblical contradiction, logical contradiction. It was an emotional contradiction take your son, whom you love, your only son, your only son through Sarah and I want you to take human sacrifice to this boy waited 100 is you asking me to give up most watchlist you are asking me to give up everything you bless me with get up and go to the mountain to the place I will show you. He had to obey without all the detail God didn't give them all the information you get up and out to get to the mountain then I'll show you the spot.
I want to go to but I'm not going give you all the details up front. I will only give you more details when I see you moving. One of the reasons that we do not see more detail from God. Is he can get us to move from where we should because remember is why God is telling the truth. Faith is defined by your not feeling it's your life, your lips at your walk tall. Faith is measured by movement get.
There is no movement there is no way, no matter how faith is, and so they make their way to the place that God said so he takes his son up.
He puts them on the altar. Verse nine he built an altar. Arrange the wood down his son Isaac and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. Can you imagine what he's thinking, feeling, and Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay us because guess what that was what he was told to do. Verse 11 of the Lord called to him from heaven and said that's Jesus in the Old Testament, the angel of the Lord God called her name twice because they want to, but is one Abraham now in the middle of its crisis. He called his name twice at me for some special coming down the pike. Abraham said here. I am not most 12 structure handout against the lab and do nothing to help now know you hear me since you have not withheld your son, your only son. Abraham raised his eyes and looked verse 13, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns and Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up for burnt offerings in place of the son, and Abraham called the name of the place. Jehovah, John the Lord will provide as it is said this day in the mountain of the Lord.
It will be provide as one of the great names of God in Scripture Jehovah God talking about the word Gyro provide the Hebrew word Gyro means to see before me this a literal translation of Joshua to see before the word Jehovah is God's covenant name God has somewhere between 8500 names in the Old Testament. The reason why have so many names as he wants us to discover different aspects of the nature so whenever you want to reveal some new UNC before he nicknamed himself all of eternity will be discovering God's full name because it will be discovering God's nature is to see before hand so God what's this now. Stay with me his ProVision is tied to his pre-vision missing another way want you to see it is ProVision you got to say it because of my scene and is prevision so we pray say these what you're going to be provide what you overhear when he comes through already saying, always before you get to so why is coming up one side of the mountain Lamb is coming up the side of the mountain. God see before he provides that what I already precede so you made a surprise. One, because what you what he provides his trial because of what he frees me this is what I am in the history of rams caught in the thicket went on is caught in a thicket it's moving and jerking down in history the ram and sacrifice the soul.
God's vision. Even though he has already made vision in because he seemed what is going to do that you don't see yet when you place this will move from God's vision and get a hold will not ProVision we want to ProVision God is operating for the prevision. Once this you will know God's vision to all ProVision when obedience has been completed are just getting up in the morning show is ProVision just on the walk to the mountain was not going to give him his ProVision just to see what was bracing that is not yet been sharpening the knife would not give him his ProVision would not given vision vision was only revealed when the knife was to come down until he completed his obedience. Pray vision didn't become ProVision what God is going to do in your life and circumstances already see but you say it. You have completed what he's asking Christian saints come through again. But the question is what is ask you to do the clean up the room when I clean up the road and I want you to congratulate them something something of what you asked them to do the dishes that will delay the same. They do allow some, but they do not complete and you come back and wish what I ask you to do what what you got kids God says because kids you do a little fish. What I ask you to do God's vision doesn't become his vision until the end has been finalized. So if you take the finish.
It may take years for you to see his provision. If you obedience you delay prevision becoming ProVision. Dr. Evans will be back with more of our message in just a moment or so.
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These Compelling Bible Study Courses Take a Much Deeper Look at Scripture for Finals Writers, Social Issues of Today and Much More Time Today to Learn More Training Tony Evans Training King Anytime, Anywhere. The Bible Is in James to Talk about James Stewart Talks about Faith and Says, by Faith Abraham Was Justified by Works When He Offered up Isaac and He Was Called a Friend of God Because He Was Willing to Believe God against the Backdrop of the Ridiculous. If You've Never Seen God Move against the Backdrop of the Red Tickets of the Final Exams in Life That Makes No Sense Where Folks Would Call You a Fool, but It Was Clear to You That This Was What God's Grace on His Words Spoken to You by the Holy Spirit You Not Seen What Faith Can Do.
If You Only Operate by Site You'll Never See What Faith Can Do Because You Only See What You See What You See Is All You See, You Do Not See All There Is to Be See God Says to Him, Verse 15 of Genesis 22 Then the Angel of the Lord Called Abraham a Second Job in Heaven, and Said, by Myself. I Have Swollen, Declares the Lord, Because You Have Done This Thing and Have Not Withheld Your Son, Your Only Son. Indeed, I Will Greatly Bless You I Will Greatly Multiply Your Seed As the Stars of Heaven and As the Sandwiches on the Seashore and Your Seed Shall Possess the Gate of Their Enemies in Your Seed All the Nations of the Arm Shall Be Blessed, Because You Have Obeyed My Voice It Says I Swear Bible Says by Two Immutable Things, It Is Impossible for God to Lie, He Could Lock.
He Wanted to Put Two Things Are His Promises and His Oath Swearing Know You Go to Court with Him, Bob. I Swear to Tell the Truth the Whole Truth Number Truth so Help Me God. That Means What I Am about to Say in This Courtroom Is Reliable and I Put My Hand on the Bible and I Swear by God That I'm Telling the Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth That Swearing God Makes Doses and Then He Swears Promises What He Will Do, but I Promise Not to Tell You When He Will Do It. It Only Tells You What He Will Do in That Thousands of Promises in the Bible the Promises Unless It Specifically Says Otherwise. Tell You What He Will Do a Double Take When Doing That's Different Than What It Says I Swear Made This Promise to Abraham in Genesis 12 Genesis 15 Genesis 17 and Now He Makes It Again and Just Wanted to. He Said That the Promise in This Abraham Is Genesis 12 Genesis 12 like 75 Years Old for This Is over 25 Years Now and in the Same Promise Promise Promise Promise Promise Promise Made over 100 Years Old. The Promise Promise Promise Promise Promise. When Is but Now He Does This Pass the Final Exam Must Becomes an All Know Is Where God Repeat Promise. But Now Is Attached to It. When God Makes It All, It Means I'm Ready to Do It Now and You Have Nothing Else to Do but Watch Me Do My Thing Is a Note When You Watch God Do His Thing Because He Is No Longer Looking to You to Do Anything. Why Could You Pass You How to Do Any Thing to Get Your Next Grade Level for Many Christians Want a HD Experience with God. When the Unwilling. The past God Says Abraham I Got It Now.
The Good News Here Is That Abraham Is Had Failures in His past Is Blowing A Few Times over 25 Pledgees, God Just Gave Retesting Some of Us Are Here Today We Been Retesting, Retesting, Retesting, Retesting, Retesting and Retesting Retesting from Gaza Valley Pasts Because I Want to Give You an Experience with Me, You Want the Provision I Want to Experience Give Me the Experience of Your Commitment and I'll Show You What I Can Do with Rams Caught in the Thicket Waiting to Move When I Tell It to the Bit Rate of the Question on This Journey of Faith You're Struggling You Walk in Which Isaac You Hold Isaac's Hand Holding That Situation by the Hand of God Is Telling You to Kill It, Even Though You Love It You Just Walking. How Do You Make Make It, When God Will Do It on God Will Do It Out Of Folks to Make Reversible Says on the Third Day Abraham Looked up and Saw the Place in St. John Chapter 8 Jesus Is Talking to the Pharisees and Jesus Is Telling Them Who He Is and Jesus Is Talking about the Fact That He Is the Son of God. The First Is a Look at Him like He's Crazy and Safe. You Want Even 50 Years Old. They Say Not Even 50 Years Old and You Talking about Abraham like You Know Jesus and Therefore I Was down the Old Testament Neighbor God God Moses and Made Him Century Is the Name for Yahweh, Jesus, and before Abraham Was, I Was God. Jesus Goes on to Say the Last Two Verses of John Chapter 8 Who Says Watches Him, Saw My Day and Was Glad.
Genesis 22 Verse Four. Abraham Is on His Way to Mount Mariah and He Looks in the Distance. Any System Jesus in the New Testament Tells Us What Abraham in the Old Testament Saw Jesus That Abraham Saw My Day. Mount Mariah Is Located A Few Hundred Yards from Mount Calvary for Just A Few Hundred Yards, a Separate Mount Moriah from Golgotha. Jesus Said Abraham Saw My Day Smile so I Walked in the Killer. Some Focus Groups at the 12. John Jay Is Mounted up the Tasks That People Discourage You Scrap You All Beg God Because When You Get Your Job Tasks When You're in Jesus Jesus Jesus Attempted Jesus You Look at Jesus When You're Frustrated You like It Jesus in the Old Testament, Much Law Should You and I Look at Him Now That He's Come in a Row. Dr. Tillie Evans with an Encouraging Message on Abraham's Test of Faith and How You and I Can Learn from It Today If You've Never Taken the Step of Looking to Jesus and Putting Your Faith and Trust in Him. There's No Better Time to Do That Than Right Now. Visit Tony Evans.org and Click on the Link That Says Jesus. Tony Will Explain What It Means to Be a Real Christian. Now You Can Start a Brand-New Life. That's Tony Evans.org While You're on the Website.
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