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Begging for a Blessing, Part 1

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January 19, 2022 7:00 am

Begging for a Blessing, Part 1

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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January 19, 2022 7:00 am

If the blessings in your life seem to be few and far between these days, Dr. Tony Evans says that it may be the result of something you've given away, maybe even without knowing it.

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Background bring in Dr. Tony Evans talked about why we miss out on blessings that can make our lives take off and sure this is the alternative to speaker Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Texas, president of the alternative, if blessings in your life seem to be doing far between. Dr. Evan says it may be the result of something you've given away.

Maybe without even knowing it. Today we'll talk about how we can get it back.

Let's join him ever responsible head of the household here has a will and while it may be somewhat touchy. The figure putting together well which forces us to face all mortality not having one won't change anything. Life is still short and that will you will control what happens to your resources for the future you will say who gets the house sold the car. Different accounts your debt through the will will become a provision for other things going to love one's God has a will is called the covenant. It was God's way of sending for the future. That's why that word is so dominant in Scripture this word the covenant, the covenant, the covenant it was God creating something to pay forward his promises to his people in the future. These promises came to be known as blessings were blessings in the Bible referred to what God was going to provide for his people so that they could fulfill his purposes in history that was the blessing in Old Testament theology. People live for the blessing to not have the blessing was to not have life itself do not have something passed on to you from God, it became apparent to me that the large pot of man who was sitting in church every week, had never been blessed and it's hard to pass on what you is hard to pass on the blessing to children. If you don't know what one is you don't know how to transfer what happens to person that don't have a will that stuff is up for grabs, because there's nothing that's been documented that have guided it to where it's supposed going to these public schools is dawned on me. We got a children generational children of never been blessed and you can always know when somebody's been blessed the future oriented approach have been blessed everything is now the cotton candy Christians, or they don't even know the meaning of blessing is why they always talk about a new car new close new house better bank account new career cotton candy blessed words those things which are legitimate and valid in the Bible were the fruit, not the root of the blessing door made it. We got a generation have been blessed. I was watching CNN last night and CNN came along with 11 and 12-year-old prostitutes 11 and 12-year-old prostitutes in the later phases were hidden.

Of course AA and the interviewer said what do you do this and the girls are just looking for somebody to love me.

I am so desperate for a blessing. Transference of loans to me that about got a cell.

Not bad at 11 years old do it because I'm desperate. The blessing of the Bible is typically passed down through the father. So then every settled Father's Day about of the devil I get rid of the dads so I could stifle the transfer of the blessing was this thing called the blessing so important that in Genesis 27 Esau was begging for Saturday in the verse 35 blessed me and maybe my phone off in verse 36. The last line do not reserve a blessing for me.

Verse 38 blessed me me all father so is lifted up his voice and he went to not be blessed would make a grown man cry. Esau was 40 years old.

The 40 year old middle-age man. We use our age criterion. The day Megan data blessed 40 year old in here still waiting for somebody to bless.

So you've taken every definition of manhood available you still looking for bless how seriously this thing called the blessing you'll see in verse 41 Esau bore grudge against Jacob because of the blessing which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself.

The days of mourning for my father idea then I will kill my breath comport with the baffling utility for the new call back to the new chariot horse can't know this thing of the blessing was far more than that if are you doing showing up in church for that you encumber the right thing. You come from fruit not cucumbers and cotton candy. That's why folks who have a lot of stuff without the blessing of miserable people. They have misunderstood stuff, which is not wrong in itself, but that misunderstood up a blessing important is this thing many times shows up in verse 27 27 verse four in the verse to me before I die.

Verse 10 that he may bless you. Before his death, verse 12.

I will bring upon your consonantal blessing verse 19 that you may bless me. Verse 25 that I might bless you. Verse 27 people asked him verse in the verse 27 the Lord has blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed best what was his blessing. In summary it was experiencing and enjoying and extending the covenant, the promises of God for your life. It was experiencing and enjoying and extending passing on the promises of God for your life. The blessing was when God was operating for them occurs was when God was operating against it was a problem that no matter what.

Rain showers were around them. They were on the cover.

Walk around with the umbrella umbrella signifies you on the, it may be storming. It may be rating it may be pouring but it doesn't define you because you on the cover. You got a covering over you Old Testament not quite.

The Bible says when people come to the communion they pick up a couple blessing because it's the new covenant are you doing is taken away for a drink of Jewish domestic that that table is what you call for the promises of God to you because you and will will see the covenant is the will passing through the will of the promises Esau losses blessing Bible says chapter 25 he gave up his birthright. The chapter 25 what you understand blessing verse 30 Esau said to Jacob. Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff. I am famished.

Jacob was making still in the kitchen. Esau came in smelled it and said I need so that red stuff the studio making him hungry. Jacob said first sell me your birthright. That's a lot bass will bolus to set limits on yourself or your birthright not give you some still Esau said about the guy. So what you did is not birthright to me right now I'm so hungry and Jacob said first swear me always wanting him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew and drank, and rose up and went on his wife. This right was a birthright. The oldest son got a double and heritage of everything that the father left behind. Got a double inheritance. Jacob says sell me your position and I'll give you something the Bible says all thought so little of his birthright that he was willing to sell it for some still but what it saw forgot that when you give up your birthright you give up your blessings to you say I don't want the will. I don't want to stop in the will and the blessings it will. The blessings have to do with what the father was passing forward Dr. Evans will take a look at some of the blessings promised to us in God's will is covenant when he returns. In a few moments after these words. Life is full of challenges, billows, circumstances sometimes whether it's pandemic is facing health crisis financial crisis family relationship crisis. Sometimes life can become so so difficult to get up and always got nothing going this this hope Selena can lead realities of life. They are defined how things are going in the midst of an attorney in order to find out more and request your copy for the hurting, Tony's latest book hope for the hurting goes hand-in-hand with the message we been hearing today. That's why we created a special bundle that includes the book the entire 20 message coming to the comforter collection as well as the optional companion hope for the hurting Bible study guide and DVD.

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Visit or call 1-800-800-3222 to request the hope for the hurting, and coming to the comforter offer. I'll have the contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson here is Dr. Evans. A lot of us have sold our birthright while we can find the bless see if you if you disconnect from your birthright. That's why people say that would own children and take him out of the will for you disconnect from your birthright. You disconnect from your blessing. What is blessing verse 28 and 29 now.

May God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth and an abundance of grain and new wine may people serve you and nations bow down to you the master of your brothers and met your mother son bow down to you because it be those who curse you, and blessed be those who bless you, me tell you what, in the blessing it in every blessing, and it is what we going to leave everybody who needs a blessing out here.

This is what you going to leave with you will leave with a special future blessing that a special God designed custom designed future. She says to Jacob, who he thinks is Isaac Jacob restricted. He says the Jacob, let me tell you about your future because of blessing talked about the future that will stop in the present, but the blessing was the future where God is taking you with out a generation of people would know future because they don't see a future everything is now right now I gotta have it now, and they will do whatever it takes to mess up so that you have an because they have no says that God is up to snuff that they have a destiny. That's why people don't know when I don't want when they go get there.

They have no sense that a significance so that God can't put my picture, which means you covered everything till I get to it not only covered when I'm gone, my trip there into the place he is taking me break it down a little bit more Caterpillar have the special future. Every Caterpillar has a glorious future, it may be slow and slimy. It may be ugly on tele-conclusions and establishes its birthright. Once the Caterpillar establishes its birthright. What's the Caterpillar establishes its ultimate reason for the calculus. I have lived in for now is always will be slow and slimy. But once it establishes what is really going to do is give birth to something more significant, more substantive and it could close inside slowness and ugliness is beauty inside this slimy little creature will take flight to the sky say a lot about existence. We been grounded by backgrounds grounded by circumstances grounded by upbringing grounded by another parent, deadbeat dad grounded by an insensitive month grounded by relative to abuse us to call the MSU but let me tell you about your birthright, because the moment that you accepted Jesus Christ into your life and work on the data matchup/a birthright you brought against God started the process of creating a better plus the problem is you get so used to be so low that you don't even think that you can bake about a flask, but about his right. It is the transformation that back to the glorious future. Look at the future everything. Three things Jacob think he thought he saw the trick buddy for three things three things. The first thing is divine provision. He says in verse 28 the dew from the heaven will fall, and of the fatness of the earth. An abundance of grain and new one. In other words happened is gonna rain down what you need to get the promises of God fulfilled God you work. If there is no rain from heaven. Nothing is going to grow some of the work and make some of our lives.

We were at the time to give out some of the future will make it hard to get something done in our lab, we wonder why nothing is going to rain from heaven.

It doesn't matter how hard you work on.

Nothing is going to visit are no vegetables.

There is no gray habit doesn't visit.

There is no fruit there is no grass for the livestock to eat so the cows can give milk does not change. So whatever he thinks about his wonder why that red thing on earth is not working out because we've not yet gotten out of bed which is not well the confidence as part of the blast thinks he says this blessing means that happened is going to you.

That's what God told me, for now I want to leave Egypt and I want to go to the promised land. When you get to the promised land. Here is what you're going to find you find a land flowing with milk and honey that means highly productive when you get to your future.

You gotta find I have already gone ahead of you to your future. There are some centers en masse but one of the occupied territory on the tell the Dixon Wells while the sum of the drama told the plowed fields 12% of the monetary drama told the plaintiff great, so that when you arrive stuff is already been taken care of And what I've already heard and have been produced so that you got to stop that you didn't know existed and when you Be more than you expected. He says is going to produce that which you need to see the promises of God fulfilled in your life. Second, spiritual authority, he says in verse 29 the people serve you, the nations will bow down to you, you will be master you have authority like Adam a place over which you are to rule using your gifts your talents, your skills and the opportunity that God brings you everybody.

He has a garden. There's no question here that have not been given a God in a place where God wants to root you in order to service his kingdom in the service you for good and be a blessing others.

Everybody in here has a garden place over which you function as master, a place where you call the shots and he says, and I'm going to make sure when asked when I take you where I'm taking you that you are running your God. One of the greatest things in the world is to know that there is a place for you that you are not a mistake.

You're not an evolutionary mishap that is a place for you. God didn't just leave you here Wanda and just go around bouncing around like a pinball machine that is a place for you to master. There is and what he wants you to control you have given you gifts skills in time and he wants you to use that for the mastering purposes for which you've given that that is a secure place in a secure place to know that God has a place for me. So for you to get me out of my place. You have to overrule God is a secure place to place. The slap God to get me in the place I am putting you that place that the bad thing about forgetting places that do not because now you have any you not out of the umbrella seeks because God is only going to be the rocks in the places he's provided you. That's what I never have to worry about being voted out because if I am, it won't matter that makes you free from threats and folks say well if you don't do it my way.

I have my dog thinks in God's governing… The mass of the dog's that he thinks that he's put me over and you want to. That's the blessing that have little money in my cicadas appreciate that is a positioning and Dr. Tony Evans talking about how God multiplies was waiting for us when the blessings of our birthright are restored. Let me encourage you once again to take advantage of that special package of resources I mentioned a little earlier for limited time when you make a contribution to help keep Tony's messages coming to you and others here on this station will say thanks by sending you all 20 full-length messages in his current audio compilation called coming to the comforter, you get 10 lessons on CD and tennis downloadable MP3s and as an added bonus will also send you one of the first copies of Tony's latest book hope for the hurting, just reach out to us.

While there's still time make a donation and requested a special resource bundle you can make the arrangements or by phone anytime 24 seven at 1-800-800-3222. We look forward to saying thank you for your partnership in this ministry by sending you this helpful package of study tools that you can also get the companion Bible study guide and DVD.

Check it out when you contact us once again that's online at Tony Avenue and start or or by phone at 1-800-800-3222 blessings come from God, but not just from God tomorrow. Dr. Evans will touch on the importance of the blessings we pass on and what to do if they were never passed on to us.

I hope you'll join us for that. Until then, we encourage you to bless someone you meet with an act of kindness in God's name. The alternatives with Dr. Tony Avenue right you fighting made possible by the generous contributions listeners like

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