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October 6, 2021 8:00 am
He wants to do is not let you see Dr. Tony Evans says we need to surround ourselves with living examples of what it means to trust God totally what you want celebrating. This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative, the Bible tells us. Faith is the evidence of things we don't see Dr. Evans talks about some of that evidence today as he brings us a lesson about the kind of trials and triumphs we experience when we truly believe.
Let's join him in power like jump jump but you will all this beauty and power off and jump long cage of the African will not jump where it cannot see to it over the cage all over things you can control the control of the devil. First before we obey first the movement of God, the Hebrews has gone name after name able know Abraham's wrong.
Moses is real right and he said these folks saw the hand and the movement and the presence of God by faith. Faith must precede site if it's going to be biblical explain this now, culminating section, naming point in the chapter begins and started to Hebrews 11 and he says shall I say versus I'm giving you what they were able to achieve so will fail me so much more to tell about the power of faith is run out of space you about Samson Jeff and David, the prophet, but I'll have to take a minute knowing the details on like you did all the previous people in the first 31 verses of chapter 11 in verse 32 guy and then God called on him because Israel was big and I want to go, my people, so getting this man and God will judge the people I can use 32,000.
So I will shrink it down shrink it down again shrink it down again until you get down to 300.
God got to be kidding me. You want me to what 300 men with 300 men and me.
So guess what logic, what he could see is 32,000 with the group that he was going to fight logic and he obeyed God when he obeyed God the 300 men because God joined the 300 when he obeyed what he couldn't see the next thing you get was Stan was weak. Weightman was a man who ran from difficulty and land from trouble got his spine from a woman named Deborah with the word from the Lord and transferred it. Believe that even though it was a weightman and God used them by faith to the Israel was weak. Samson was a player, Samson was a man who had Morrow passion issues but even though he was a born again in the book of Judges when he was willing, God would supernaturally use the taking of the full size it would see the natural entrance of the natural man had some problems. The man had some issues but he still shows up in Hebrews consequences. But what he did say what you can see God show Jake was a child of a prostitute rejected by his siblings family situation, but we got somebody to deliver his people know that your background in the best I know that your family situation will, but if you do, do you feel past. Jacob obeyed God and the enemies of God in spite of a poor background. David David's short small David's job. David's inexperience but he runs into this mammoth man named Goliath 17 takes a slingshot and raise the giant down because level and below is determine where this battle was was week of the fall we told in first chapter that is no longer followed the Lord, but he was willing to write back faith would be anointing the king of Israel setting of the nation of Israel on a spiritual course that would lead him to a new direction. Now go through those names because it's one of those achieve greatness wound up in the Hall of Fame. One of our heroes in Hebrews chapter 11, even though they have flaws in their lives. Every one of them had weak spots.
Everyone that they hadn't developed every one of the places that needed to be shorn up and strengthen. But when they were willing, God graduated them to our museum Hall of Fame and made the one of the heroes I don't know about yesterday. I do know if you live by faith. Today God can still use you tomorrow and recognize you for what you have done and achieved, but it must be by faith and faith must proceed. If you're waiting, it's no longer faith and so God must see you trust to your feet not by your feelings by your function must see you operate by faith in each one of the people found in chapter 11 there was a challenge that demanded me so. The reason God allows a negative obstacle to come into your presence is to see whether you're going to my site. We give you all bunch of names and what they can do verse 33 conquered kingdoms perform act of righteousness, obtained promises, like Daniel in the lion shut the mouths of lions like the three Hebrew boys quench the power of five escaped the edge of the sword and weakness were made strong became more foreign armies to flight. He says they want things is unprecedented in its peak in route home nations. It can turn a can put out fires it can make us keep their mouth shut. He says you don't understand the power of faith, but you must be operating by biblical faith, which means they must proceed God showing this admin. This is what I'll do nothing show me how.
Response know you respond to me that optional be by because it is what you do not do what you feel, think, or say, he says, and others.
Verse 35 were tortured, not accepting the release so that they might obtain a better resurrection and others.
Verse 36 experience markings and scourging's yes. Also, change and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were starting to they were tempted. They were put to death with the sword. They went about in sheepskin goatskin being destitute.
Ill says no thing about others. This is not the kind of testimony from 20 so let me tell you the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God tells you okay go live for Christ and you will not suffer has lied to you, they told you of the story we told you because he says others.
There are those who work for their faith.
There were those work is for this thing. There were those will not install and it would be to talk about a show you below and there were those who went through losses since know what caused the loss. He says some very interesting minutes or you might mysticism not accepting their release concentration is negative stuff and then he throws a nap not accepting their release now if you tell me I don't accept my release means one was offered to me okay if I can accept something in me that rejected so they could have gotten out of bed, tortured, they could have gotten their mocking and scourging and negative repercussions, but they chose to say no, I'd rather die sawed in half. I read not be scored. Thank you for offering the release but I turn it down. Why would people make such a horrible painful choice strategies. There are two main reasons. Tell us about them when he returns just a moment but first we're excited to let you know about the book and companion Bible study. Tony is authored that goes hand-in-hand with the material he's been talking about today is called kingdom heroes like the heroes of the faith messages we been hearing these resources focus on two very powerful words by faith, you discover how otherwise ordinary people became the best-known characters in the Bible. They took God at his word and believe what he said was true. So what does it take to live a life of faith today where we live, what we say to a culture that insists that only seeing is believing. How can we learn to trust God when our fears and feelings tell us not to find the answers by getting a copy of Tony's two volume 13 message audio collection heroes of the faith on CD or digital download, and his brand-new book in Bible study kingdom heroes to the end of this week only we can offer the entire three resource package is our gift to you and appreciation for your generous contribution to help support Tony's ministry here on the station just visit us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-800-3222.
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They are night at 1-800-800-3222 with Dr. Evans. Welcome back with more of today's lesson right after 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 truly is the son of God traveled the streets and synagogues think Jesus wanted, and physical locations were some of the most powerful events were quoted in the Bible's 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 Evans.org location showtimes down the opportunity. He says they turned to things they turned it down because of the reason they're going through that going through it because of their association with the Lord their association with the Lord has put them in this predicament, people stealing and cheating and robbing people and killing. They didn't accept the release. In other words, the folks causing trouble was saying if you deny the Lord. If you deny your faith if you compromise your character if you do that, we will let you keep your job, then we will let you stay that will give you a range that will will do that just got a Christian, you gotta go along with the crowd. You gotta be secular and they said I'm doing. There's a second reason they said no they said no because they saw better resurrection. Okay not accepting their release because of a better resurrection, what will give you the ability to keep your stand as a Christian and keep living by faith is, if you see something see one of the reasons we compromise our faith is we don't think this will renege on God will renege on his principles were all tempted to do if we all probably got on some level I will do it because worse than I maintain my faith on this job is going to be job is not doing a bad job on the job I'm talking about your person on the job go because I may not be able to get something to stand that God is a God of election to understand that situation so that you must do is not let you see anything you see anything better you stay stuck where you are and you stay stuck on what your 2020 shows you what you learned about God that you see he can resurrect situations that you think about you if you make the right decision in his adult job in order to cheat and steal and went to sleep around with both of them you just a putrid place to work, but was her job.
Okay, so she got to the point where she had to say no to that I can steal from people do that. She said her if you don't we going to fire. She came to my office and she said it's a good paying job itself is a great opportunity in terms of my future. What do I do. I said to her you choose Christ choose Christ into the compromise on things clearly in Scripture reference things, but things clearly in Scripture. I need to choose Christ you have to see what the Lord she went in the next day and she chose Christ she said, I'm sorry to come back a different decision. I can't do that. My faith based on the word.
I cannot do that. It was clearly unscriptural knots not even a marginal lack of clarity said well then pick up the bag decision last is the middle of the week by the first of the next week she got a phone call phone call was from a higher up in the company and the phone call said I know you were dismissed but came to like to us a couple of days after you were fired about some of the Orthodox activity that your supervisor was doing so I just called to let you know we fire him and we promoted you into his if she would have not made a decision, she would not have experienced the resurrection.
The resurrection only came after a decision was made of what would happen next. He says, and others are willing to risk being fired willing to risk losing that relationship willing to risk because they don't operate by faith in their families as women, as well as many of you will never see financial victory in your family because you've chosen money over spiritual priority in home we got up giving we say God whenever you give me on the back, you got my faith site to give the difference is is no autonomy. First you will see what I will do with your bonds without faith glory operates and faithfully concluded men of whom the world was not worth one mountains and caves and holes in folk for home, the world is not. There are a few people in the congregation. This world is not worth what makes the world not worthy of certain people because they live so in the spiritual, even though they living physically in the earthly realm that the physical realm that you know what they talking about physical realm.
Think they're weird the physical world thinks the crazy world think they've lost them on the physical world think that they become fanatics. The physical world thinks this is folks this way this way is we don't know anybody who doubts we don't hang out with anybody. We only met with and so we never get to go to faith because we know with folk who the world where the world is not because they don't live in this world world walking in this world and what you want in your circle of influence, even though they walked down the point of view is not a place. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to closer program with the word prayer. Stay with us first.
So what you been listening to today's part of Tony's powerful series called heroes of the faith. As I mentioned earlier were making this two volume 13 message collection available to you on CD or digital download along with his new book in Bible study kingdom heroes. There are gift to you. When you help us keep Tony's teaching on this station with your generous donation. Just visit Tony Evans.org to get your copy of this powerful package, you'll find a link with all the details right on the homepage and while you're there, take a moment to sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Evans.org or call us at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our friendly team members assist our resource center is open 20 4/7 call any time. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. There are times when the going gets so tough were tempted to throw in the towel and say I quit tomorrow.
Dr. Evans will point out there are things we can do to help keep us moving to a strong finish. Right now though he's back to lead us in a closing word prayer right now want to pray for all of our extended family and friends. Those who benefit from a ministry. Those who pray for ministry.
Those who support our ministry. I want to thank you for the what I pray for those who really going through and remind them that you are bigger than what they going through and give birth to something special. Given good news and a bad day, just like you did when Jesus Christ was born may be reminder that justice birth gave hope you still give hope to the hopeless to be discouraged to the spot the Lord would give you glory while you work in your people and how you can use us ministry of the alternative to touch their lives. Good glory in Jesus name. The alternative with Dr. Tony celebrating 40 years of faith thanks to generous contribution.
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