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October 5, 2021 8:00 am
Except as a savior to bring to you Dr. Tony Evans says, many of us only have faith in what we can see touch her figure out for ourselves first one to totally different celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. Most of the time.
Faith makes no earthly sense today. Dr. Evans explains why that's the point.
She talked about the kind of trust in God that can bring supernatural power to bear on our earthly problems. Let's join him as he explains now come to know he was 11 when talking about what it looks like to lose your life by faith talking about the men and women in Hebrews 11 men and women from the Old Testament being spoken in the New Testament to encourage you and I what it means to make our daily operation. Faith operation, the author of Hebrews has gone name after name a bowl even know Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Israel, Rahab, and he says these folks saw the hand and the movement the power and the presence of God, and they saw back maybe clear in Hebrews 11 verse six without faith, you won't see God because without faith. You do not, please. The absence of faith is the absence of the manifest presence of God was, you know we exist but you won't necessarily experience his existence in your day-to-day life. So what he wants you to do is to begin to live our life by faith that we have discussed the meaning of faith. Let's review. Faith means to act like God is telling the truth. Faith is like it is so even when it's not so important that it might be sold something because God said faith is verifiable. You don't have to guess if you're having it or not, because faith is measured by your feet not by your feelings by your walk, not by your talk by your life, not by your lips, faith is a verifiable reality, you can feeland be full of faith because you're walking or moving in faith, which means you doing what God says to do your obeying him. Even when you do not see the reality of your obedience.
Faith must always watch this preseason site. Once you have signed it is no longer faith. That's why Hebrews 11 verse one says faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen the scene first you cancel faith for faith is to and apart from site to site. Faith must always precede site. Most people, even Christians decide what they're going to do about what they see first and if you decide whether you want to do what God says do on the front and because you see it when you're not exercising faith and you have canceled out seeing God move so we regularly cancel out the supernatural, because we got to see the natural first. But faith is apart from site, the African Impala is a magnificent animal, the African Impala can like jump up and be a jump 30 feet. But if you will, and African Impala with all this beauty and power and ability to leap and jump long into a little 3 foot cage will stay incarcerated for life because the one flaw of the African Impala will not jump where it cannot speak to limit its movement to its site and has ability to jump high over the cage and have the ability to jump long look over things won't do it if you can see, so you can control it. Maybe about the control of our circumstances than the devil because were witnessing first before we obey first notifying the movement of God.
Faith must precede site if it's going to be biblical faith explain this email comes to his culminating section, his culminating point in the chapter begins in verse 32 of Hebrews 11 and I love how he opens it up and he says and the Lord shall lastly is walk you through 31 versus I've given you the great heroes of the faith in what they were able to achieve by faith. So what more can I say six maybe think of in the grass.
If you don't know me by name, you'll never never never know me, who will get it done.
What more can I say I've shown you what they can do everything leading up to this point. He goes on to say in verse 32 foot will fail me sound like an old preacher. If I buy just a little bit more time little bit more time not so much more so much more to tell about the power faith is run out of space.
So he says well go into the detail I went to 31 versus some extra long way to tell you about Julian Barrick Sampson Jeff and David said the prophet, but I'll have to timegoing all these other folk wanted to have a time to tell you about these folks you have time to go into detail on like you did all the previous people in the first 31 verses of chapter 11 in verse 32 was a John Gilliam was a guy and then God called on him because Israel was being invaded by the enemy.
I want to go and I want you to take care of the enemy of my people so Gilliam is scared when I amassed an army of 2000 men and God.
In the book of Judges and said too many people I can use 32,000.
Gilliam logically was saying something on me. I need as many men as I can get what God said, you may need him to be. So I will shrink it down shrink it down again shrink it down again until you get down to 300 God, you got to be kidding me. You want me to find an army that's you with 300 men could not get it with 300 men and me.
So guess what logic, what he could see comparing this 32,000 with the group that he was going to fight. He dropped his logic and he obeyed God when he obeyed God the Army with 300 men because God joined the 320 obeying what he couldn't see if you asking the logically figure it out. He couldn't do if he had to do what God said do what God said you make absolutely no sense. So it was The Mountain on Even Though He Was Scared to Do It. You Get Is Was Dead. Barrick Was Weak.
Weightman Was a Man Who Ran from Difficulty and Land from Trouble. God's Strength from a Woman Named Deborah He Was Too Scared of Going about Himself. Brian on the Electrical Equipment That Were As Many Women Have To Do the Man's Name's Sake of All Manner Barrick with the Word from the Lord and Transferred at the Barracks He Believed That Even Though He Was a Weightman and God Used in Bad Faith to the Enemies of Israel Was Weak and Sampson Was a Player.
Sampson Was a Man Who Had Moral Dilemmas, Passion Issues, but Even Though He Was a Man in a Certain Going out Again in the Book of Judges When He Was Willing, God Would Supernaturally Invade and Use Him to Take Care Of Them. So That the Bible Says 1000 Men with the Job Bone of a Donkey and Added a Detailed Law.
Children His Life Because When He Got His Attention. He Would See the Super Natural Injury until the Natural Man Had Some Problems. The Man Had Some Issues but He Still Shows up in Hebrews Consequences. But What It Did Say You Can See God Show Dr. Evans Will Come Back in a Moment with More of His Walk-Throughs Faith Hall Of Fame Part of His Current Series Heroes of the Faith. He's Recently Completed a Companion Book Dovetailing Perfectly with Today's Series Is Called Kingdom Heroes. Together These Two Resources Explore What It's like to Really Live out the Conviction That God Can Be Trusted As We Make the Discovery That Real Faith Is More Than a Matter of Just What We Believe. If You Contact Us Right Away Will Send You This Comprehensive Series on CDs or Downloadable MP3s along with Tony's Latest Book Is Our Gift When You Make a Generous Contribution toward His Work Here on the Air Will Also Include, As a Bonus, the Kingdom Heroes Bible Study to Help You Dig Even Deeper into the Stories and Their Important Concepts Though Miss out.
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If You're Waiting. It's No Longer Think so God Must See You Trusted Your Feet Not by Your Feelings by Your Function Must See You Operate by Faith in Each One of These Men's Lives in Each One of the People Found in Chapter 11 of Hebrews Men and Women. There Was a Challenge That Demanded Faith. So the Reason God Allows a Negative Obstacle to Come into Your Presence Is to See Whether You're Going to My Site When You Face to Face God Joins You with When You Face and You Take Care. He Says You Don't Understand the Power of Faith, but You Must Be Written by Biblical Faith, Which Means They Must Proceed God Showing This Admin. This Is What I'll Do Nothing Show Me That I Respond, No, You Respond to Me, That Are Shown to Be by When You Accept Jesus Christ. You Accept Jesus Christ through Faith by Grace Are You Saved through Faith. You Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Savior and through Faith through Trusting Him for the Forgiveness of Your Sins, You Giving Eternal Life. But While You Trust Christ through Faith. You Are Now Supposed to Live Your Life by Faith Trusting Christ for Salvation Is Receiving a Gift Is Doing a Work That Is Why the Bible Says in James Two. Faith without Works Is Dead. Get to Heaven Heaven down to You Accepting Christ As Your Savior Take You to Heaven Brings Heaven to You.
It Allows You to See God History into Your Circumstance and Show You the Supernatural in the Midst of the Natural When He Sees Your Faith Working with You Works You Say by Faith from Works. You See God by Faith That the Accompaniment of Work That Is Your Obedience to His Word without Seeing the Result and Therefore Most People, Even Christians Don't Live by Faith. They Live by Site, but the Quality of Site Verse 111 Says That Nothing That the Two Are Totally Different Because Some of My Faith.
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You Had the Natural Order of Things Reversed so That That Which Is Dead Now Becomes Alive. Michael Jesus Told Martha Merrick I Am the Resurrection and the Life. If You Live by Nature Never See God Flip Something from the Natural to the Supernatural.
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Faith is the evidence of things we don't see what tomorrow. Dr. Evans will talk about some of that evidence as he brings us more about the kind of trials and triumphs we experience when we truly believe right now though his back with a final word of encouragement for us. This is the way it works. All your friends may say this is how we do it giving you.do you want the supernatural. Because of the nature of a thing. It's my thing so you stay and you get natural, but if you live by, which means before you see the result you get to experience God even sings something that he says God is able to revise even though it's a dead situation any of you in a dead situation like this any way to change it look like you can go to the flip it you don't have enough money to buy my question is have you operated nothing and faith must precede the alternative with Dr. Tony Gavin is brought to you by the Urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you