Share This Episode
The Urban Alternative Tony Evans, PhD Logo

Jesus the Lord

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
The Truth Network Radio
November 28, 2021 7:00 am

Jesus the Lord

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

On-Demand Podcasts NEW!

This broadcaster has 529 podcast archives available on-demand.

Broadcaster's Links

Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.

November 28, 2021 7:00 am

Sometimes there’s a difference between what we believe and what we admit to believing. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he shows us how that can be a dangerous distinction, both during our life and after it. It's a look at the importance of "going public" with our commitment to Jesus.


What is the church is to recognize the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Dr. Tony Evans is the evidence of that recognition is when we decide to go public with righteousness by faith in Christ will only get delivered by you celebrating the faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative. Sometimes there's a difference between what we believe and what we admit to believe Dr. Evan says I can be a dangerous distinction both during our life and after it you want to turn to Romans chapter 10 as he begins today's lesson name Lord. When the expression of Jesus is given it is given this phrase, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus's name Christ is his office.

Lord is his title this passage has led to a great deal of misunderstanding and confusion about the applications are nothing short of staggering told that if you confess with your mouth.

Verse nine, the Lord Jesus and believe in your that God has raised him from the you will be saved now. Something about that ought to catch your attention to things you need to get state that you must confess with your mouth, you must believe in your heart and when you do those two things you will be saved to capture your attention about that is that there is a tool requirement for salvation which goes against the other Scriptures that do not give you a tool requirement of salvation for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that should not perish but have eternal life. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. Believe it shall be converted over and over again where only told that to be say you must place faith alone in Christ alone for the sins and the gift of eternal life, but in this passage we are told to do two things you got not only believe but you must also confess if you're going to be say which is must I do one thing.

Is there a tool requirement. What happens if I believe on Christ have a heart attack and never confess my say. Am I not the confusion wraps around the words say we address that before.

But let me repeat it again. Say has three chances to it that salvation in the past from the penalty of sin. There is salvation in the future from the very presence of sin. And then there is salvation in the present from the power of sin. The words say his use of all three. So when you see the words say you got asked which is he referring to is referring to salvation yesterday when you accept Jesus as your personal substitute. Talk about salvation tomorrow when sin will no longer be an issue. A question or is he talking about salvation in the present when I'm overwhelmed with the world the flesh and the devil, and the effects of the three in my life is in understanding what say he's referring to that will help you to make sense of the verse and backing out a little bit in verse 10, when he says in verse 10 with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness.

You made righteous.

Simply by the belief but he says you're not saying until you confess I would like to submit to you that he is not talking here about going to happen is talking about bringing heaven to you not talking about salvation past from the penalty of sin and salvation future from the presence of sin is talking about salvation present from the power of sin and its agents the world the flesh and the devil, and the circumstances that are the result of all three speaking present tense because he's speaking to believers, not nonbelievers. Now, by way of introduction.

This becomes a staggering concept because he says to be say in the present.

Not talking about going to happen, but having heaven come to you to be saved in history to be delivered in history to find victory in history to be and over, in history demands more than your faith in Christ demands your confession of Jesus as Lord that brings up his name.

Lord the word Lord and from the Greek word cardio you in the Septuagint. The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Old Testament as the word for Yahweh and Yahweh is the Old Testament word for God.

So when the world is attached to Jesus. It is a reference to his deity.

The fact that he is God. This got Jesus in great trouble in Matthew chapter 22. Because in Matthew chapter 22 the Pharisees are struggling with the fact that they believe Messiah was to be a man, but that was all they understood until Jesus comes to him and said well it is only a man. Why would David say his son was also his Lord. Psalm 110 verse one. Why would David said that the sun would come from.

It would also be the master over him says they didn't know how to answer him but that's what got him killed. In Matthew chapter 26 versus 4143 versus 63 to 65. It says this man makes himself to be the son of God crucify what crucified Jesus was his claim to be Lord, Yahweh of the Old Testament. So when the Bible says that his name is the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is bringing DNT more alongside of his humanity. Jesus fulfilling the office of Christ. So God, Lord Jesus, man Christ office anointed one private priest and king says that Jesus Christ must be confessed as Lord supreme ruler absolute sovereign over and over again in Scripture. Jesus Christ is proclaimed as of all is chapter 1 verses 22 and 23 it says everything is underneath Christ that he is Lord.

The Bible to class over and over again that all life is to be defined by Jesus Christ. Romans chapter 14 verses eight and nine. Whether we live, we live unto the Lord, when we die, we die unto the Lord.

Whether we live or die always for the Lord, referring to Jesus Christ. When you say Lord you are saying that he is the son of God to you and you are also recognizing once you have accepted him as supreme ruler when Thomas doubting Thomas and John 20 verse 28, fell at his feet. He says my Lord my God, he recognized the Lord that he was God in human flesh, so when you have the name Lord you are giving recognition of who he is.

Now you must believe him to be the Lord to be saved, but you must confess him.

The Lord for your salvation to work.

There are many Christians on that way you have been one of your Christian Christians on their way to happen have to wait till they get to see it because while they have trusted Jesus Christ.

They have not confessed him says that it is in the coming of Jesus as Lord, that you are saved, you get righteousness by your faith in Christ. Verse 10 says, but you only get delivered by your confession of Christ.

What is missing today in the church among Christians is failure to recognize and place themselves underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ to recognize his comprehensive supremacy over all life. There is no life that sits outside of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Colossians chapter 3 verse 17, whether it's in word or deed, it must all be done to the Lord, referring to Jesus Christ and not only must you believe that you must confess that confess is a word that means to acknowledge something it means to be known that you agree with this. The failure to confess to publicly acknowledge your association with Jesus Christ blocks you being delivered in history we live in a day where there is no shame. People will come to pass illegitimate allegiances they want to be recognized in illegitimate relationships.

They want you to accept that which is outside of what is acceptable to a holy God they will let you know. This is why I'm not how this is who I am. Get used to it convinces me well now they can confess that notion you want to make it clear appropriately to kindly clear but absolutely clear up the Lord Jesus Christ's to do. That means he will not save deliverance in history not talking about eternity is talking the believers has to do with his intervention with his people in time and space.

Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to tell us more about the importance of confession right now though. I want to tell you that what you're hearing today as part of a series of lessons called encountering Jesus names most of us a name is just a label but in the Bible and especially when referring to Jesus, it's much more how much more you'll find out as Tony translates in-depth Scripture research into clear, relevant insights into what it means to be the Lamb of God, the Alpha and Omega and more. Right now we like to send you a copy of all 11 of these full-length messages on CD or as digital downloads is our gift when you make a donation to help support Tony's working on the air, and around the world.

This offer is only available for a limited time, but if we hear from you right away. We can include an extra bonus. Tony's hard cover photo book experiencing Israel in this guided tour of key locations in the Bible. Dr. Evans reveals the historical and spiritual significance of each setting, allowing you to discover the holy land like never before. Together this combo offer of encountering Jesus names and experiencing Israel will enrich your understanding of Christ and build on the spiritual foundations of your faith, so visit us for details or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 20 will come back with more of today's lesson. After this, God has an amazing plan for your child's life.

There is no greater joy in helping them discover it. Dr. Tony kids guide series can help instilling kingdom principles in your child by teaching them how to build others up with their words understand God's attributes to his names and engage in spiritual warfare against the enemy written for kids ages eight through 12. These easy-to-read books are filled with biblical truth, aimed at guiding young readers into a deeper love for God and confidence in his faithfulness and because you can read them as a family. These guides are sure to encourage everyone in your home. Bless your child by helping them discover God's amazing plan for so they can unlock their potential for a lifetime of following Jesus. Learn more about the complete line of kids book should Tony have in stock or right now. Let's get back to Dr. Evans report to today's teaching of Revelation 12 verse 11 12 verse 11 says and they overcame him by the word of their testimony they had to speak the word of that they had to testify about their association and identification and those who call on the name of the Lord because they confessed the name of the Lord will find deliverance in history, you could not be ashamed of them call on him out to turn this around to overcome this in your life to beat back the Satanic attack if you like association that is the relationship even though you legally may have.

It is time for Christians to come out the closet time for Christians to proclaim their allegiance to Jesus Christ, you can call 911 and there will be somebody who picks up the phone and when you need to be delivered one of the reasons we have so little difference is that we have so little confession that is public association with Jesus Christ and submission to his authority. He that called on the name of the Lord will be successful like this. The Bible says Jesus sits on the right-hand side of the father. So this is my right hand sets of Jesus's father is sitting here I call on the Lord Lord Mrs. Tony Evans Tony Evans needs deliverance.

I got the situation my life undefeated overcome it.

Lord is not working out for me please father please father in heaven. Please. I'm calling on you to deliver me from this father sitting here then turns to the center son Evans just called me because he come down. There was in the spirit down there to turn some around in his life. We think son, father he really brings me up one of everyone witness nobody knows is a Christian but him when he and church family, gets appraisal really is a pretty secret agent Christian son since he denied you and since you are the love of my life since you are my only begotten help somebody use my blessing to you further and says I don't want to insult my relationship with you. I can do much for him. Father, I understand you demand to live in because if he denies that you become the relationship I have with you. So I understand right now we can save it.

We can deliver him because he does understand the nature of this relationship, you must come fast in order to be free to call but he that calls on the name of the Lord because they have confessed the name of the Lord, the promises he will not be disappointed.

He says God will break in, but let me explain this. This is not say you pick and choose what you want. I want a little bit of this and a little bit of that the salad you know what is in that week we come to the end of the line 122 and $0.23 prices overall so there is no to which he cannot speak into your life.

You work your finances, your relationship, your attitude is no cancer begin to roll, and until the Lordship is settled. Heaven will stay a long way away in his divine presence intervention transformation deliverance feeling that you could have and should have will be not you will say no because you want to help you to deny just on further calls on the name of the Lord just read this to you. Colossians 1 need to hear it because he has a problem for a lot of Christians. Jesus is he's but not yet preeminent again. Jesus is popular and he's prominent coming have to come the church, but it was enough that you decided to get up and come the church. That's a good thing he's prominent enough to say grace before the he's prominent enough that his name will come up maybe you read the Bible verses we get started morning and so get some of your but when he has to compete with affections things you really like that. His prominence may decrease because you like this more so when I read your chapter 1 just a few verses of Colossians where Paul writes these words about Jesus.

He says in verse 15, for he, Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions will as an authority, all things have been created through him and for him, all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things and in him all things hold together.

He is also the head of the body, the church and he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself will come to have first place in everything. There is nothing that is to sit outside of him. There is no subject matter. No education, no accomplishment, no business that belongs in the Christian to which is to be excluded because when I called on him when that relationship goes lap will call on him when that help you go call on him want to know what you called on did you confess him to be attached to it and when you come on the Lordship of Jesus Christ understand we do not do it perfectly in our humanity, but you have got to accept the do it progressively to grow in your knowledge of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. And that leads to the concluding verse in Philippians chapter 2 where he says in verse nine. For this reason God hath highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow those written habit of those those were underneath the earth and will come that she is What you confess Jesus does not want you to confess Jesus Christ want you to combat that is Lord, to the glory of the father which means God gets excited when he sees you recognize the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He gets discouraged when he sees us as believers, not the Lordship the rulership and failed to confess the ownership of Jesus Christ that we begin to honor and glorify the father which gives him undivided. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with the final story about the law of the jungle and why it might be the perfect model for true Christ followers. The first don't forget to take advantage of that special offer.

I mentioned earlier you get Tony's beautiful and informative photo book experiencing Israel along with all 11 full-length messages in his current teaching series encountering Jesus names their yours with our thanks when you make a contribution to help us continue to bring this program to you and other listeners each day. Just visit Tony to get the details and make the arrangements.

You can also get some in person help from a member of our resource team. When you call one 800 832, 22, any time of the day or night. That's 1-800-800-3222 God gives to us out of love. Hoping will respond the same way, but that's not always how it works.

Next time, Dr. Evans will talk about how we are to relate with our God who provides right now though he's back with a final story to close out our study on Jesus the Lord. In closing I was a boy who was about to be mauled by a lion find the lining at least that it meant God is causally but that was a missionary who was a hunter and he saw the event and he picked up his rifle and he shot the lion till the line. The boy had been injured and so he picked the boy up and took him back to his tribe in Africa and they healed him mission. I went back to his house a few weeks later, he is noise coming toward his house. The missionary gets the noise is the boy with a whole line of people behind him carrying things. The boy walks up on the porch of the missionary. The people following the boy bring their baskets and put it on the porch of the missionary missionary said what are you doing the boy said I'm coming to live with you. Missionary said you what to live with you what you mean you coming to live with me. I don't understand what he says is the law of the jungle is the law of the jungle is when somebody saves you like you when I saved your life. You delivered me I would be impaired if it were you and because the only reason I'm alive is because the what you did spend the rest of my life saying thank you for your deliverance to serve as the law of the jungle, and in the law of the jungle got to be grateful for somebody who delivered you from certain God has saved you said you had you live your dream job, relationship, save my life.

And so you in the alternative, Tony is celebrating 40 years of faith thanks to generous contributions listeners like

Get The Truth Mobile App and Listen to your Favorite Station Anytime