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March 4, 2022 7:00 am
Without being God covering Dr. Tony Evans says there's more to marriage than living happily ever after.
And when we get begin to see all that God can do. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative when your car is out of alignment.
Your wheels are actually pointing in slightly different direction. Eventually your tires either wear out or go flat today. Dr. Evans talked about why so many marriages have the same problem and what men should be doing about what's joining the human race created human rights in history. From his point in eternity. It's called in theology the domain in covenant. The agreement that he made with mankind to understand what the mail role is you have to understand the dominion covenant because that's key to understanding what you are about individually what marriage is about and what purpose is about all lined up in this one agreement that God made with history through mankind. In Genesis chapter 1 verse 26 we read then God said, let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
God created man in his own image in the image of God he created him male and female he created God blessed them, and God said to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and little over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
Three words establish the covenant that role. That means dominion to rule over is to exercise dominion. He says I want to create men and I want to create men and times in my image image is a mirror when you went to the restroom and when you look in the mirror and saw a reflection of yourself. You looked at your image. God says I want to have look-alikes images image bearers on earth who reflects off let us the Trinity in heaven. So God created man to borrow from the visible realm what God is like in the visible realm, God created mankind so that would get a reflection of heaven through mankind. God did not create man and woman at the same time. It says he created Adam first, and the reason he created Adam first was that he was supposed to be the foundation he was to be a stabilizing force on which everything else that God made would be built so God created man did all this will demand and demand instruction and put them in here it is about God in the place of the light.
The word the place of the life we say a word about the member man consider the woman yet.
Get the latest in a minute late is not here yet because God knew that he didn't want a woman coming into a messed up man so he held off on the woman you get the man straight. And that's always God's process and that's always a headache because God to get ministry women are in trouble, so he created man first, and he put them in the garden.
The garden was the place of God's abiding presence so everywhere he went all day long.
The Bible says he walked with God doing the cool of the day's work. God hung out together.
It was a dynamic relationship, not an event. What going to church.
No limiting church that is living in God's reality so that was Adam's responsibility for there is he God says in verse 18 then the Lord God said it is not good for man to be alone I will make him a helper suitable for him before Adam realized he was alone. God determined he was alone and said I'm going to get him a helper, a helper suitable for him to let's get this straight until we have a lot of singles here so that explains Adam didn't need Eve to become complete because we mix up being single and being alone. The same thing is assumed. If I'm single, no, no.
If you are single.
The word single, you look it up in Webster's dictionary means you need all that's what it means, but we stitched it into being alone. If you are a single light. Adam is right now like he will be before she's introduced Adam.
You are supposed to be a complete single marriage should be a bonus not a necessity. You are to be completed so now God brings out all the animals he brings about to see what the man would call in the man names all the cattle verse 20 naming in the Bible is a big deal because naming in the Bible has to do with claiming authority over that which you name was not just giving a word it is to omit to name it is to own it now for most people worry about anemic claimant theology, let me clarify.
Adam could only name what God brought them could never go out name and stuff know God had to bring in first which is why a man must be in relationship with God. Because if you're not close the God he read the will bring it all. You won't see it when he does bring because you don't carry operating God's presence. I don't operate in God's presence. We don't see what is bringing I'm sure many of us submitted missed out on a lot of stuff God brought right in front of but we didn't see it because we just visited him when not operating in Eden that is in his ongoing presence in relationship it says God brought it any name what God brought dominion seeing God bring things before you saying that that is being brought before you by God and you giving it an identity, so it is to accept what ever you name you are now responsible for you own it didn't name it. He just brought it says and what you want to see what Adam called all the animals from agency from Aardvark to zebra is a big job, but for Adam there was not suitable help to the Lord God caused a deep sleep verse 31 to fall upon the man and he said that God put you to sleep you go sleep so got sleep and slept. God took out one of his ribs and closed up the flesh of that place and then God fashioned into a woman the rib which he had taken from the man and brought it to the man Adam gets even while exploring Annex club. Adam is slaughtering so God takes his time and takes this real but any turns it into this magnificent creation called woman God takes her hand and said God brings so if God brings Eve to Adam.
That means even if in fellowship with God to even take his hand to be led by him because he knows where Adam is located so she's in fellowship with God… Adam. So God makes it look up, he takes even brings her to Adam so he sees it coming and he says she shall be called woman he should be called when he just knew he named her woman that's a man with a womb to Québec. Genesis chapter 1, we will make man in our own image in male and female he made man in his own name. Each is called woman and she's a man with a wolf because I woman was made to receive a woman receives a the man's name Adam names or any man who has a woman won't take your name is not the woman you should marry.
She was to take his name. Why, because whatever you name you responsible for whatever you name you own whatever you name you government it is the responsibility of naming to claim responsibility over that which you name by the way, why God didn't let Joseph and Mary named Jesus he named Jesus because Joseph and Mary would be responsible for Jesus, the father would be responsible for the size teenagers probably is all Jesus said I've got to do my father's will, because he made me so naming means responsibility. So you must ladies claim that name, and you must come alongside to expand the domain that God has intended for the man. Once you enter into that relationship she shall be called woman, because she was taken out all man so managed to leave his father and mother about the woman leaving her father and mother until the man leaves his father and mother because he's responsible for setting up a new homestead.
The Bible calls this relationship, the couple now accompanied a covenant is a divinely created bond that does one thing it covers. A covenant is a mechanism through which God's favor flows. If you are not complemented that is operating under the guidelines and governance of God.
If you're not doing that you're on covered and if you're on covered. That means the intervention save up saying God is not free to flow. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 29 I give you this company that you might prosper that I might be able to do my thing through you. So the reason that the devil wants to make you miserable if you're married, if he wants to keep you on covered and once he keeps you uncover God care flow once he keeps you divided God will flow. God says that God is mistreatment wife and first Peter three verse seven mistreating the wife not recognizing or appreciating her diminishing her physical or emotionally abusing her. Tell that man do not pray I will not listen to us. That's how important the woman is and how she's treated and valued, and in fact you should ladies accept nothing less than that because all the responsibility is to God. There's a lesson here for singles to Dr. Evans will come back to tell us about that in just a moment, they would experience them access to the last creation teaching were set rebuilding in plenty of time for rest and relax leasing on a cruise that will pamper you serious accommodations first class online training of lesser experiences. I because rooms are filling up.
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Thus, the physical you see somebody they look good. She looks good. He looks good in your tracker and that's fundamentally outward. So that's fine but that's just phase 1.
Now we go to phase 2 phase 2 is solely that means we like each other. In other words we connect Malachi's is a whole deep 11 spirit spirit is your joint connection with God.
That spirit seek beauty phase quickly and people were soulmates.
They thought they will get along, talking to want to be in the same room when you realize that in personality differences showed up. Now we don't like each other but if there is no spiritual. Those two are enough to destroy the spirit must be put up because then you can manage the soul and the physical. Now let's make it clear dominion is not domination. First Corinthians chapter 11. We start with verse 74 man ought not to have his head covered since he is the image and glory of God.
The word glory means to advertise, stay with me.
The man is to advertise God make God look good, but the woman is the glory of the man that knows a little evil like that but get mad at God not meet the woman is the glory of the mantle here is the man making God will go the woman making the man look good if you make it look good. Which means if the management God look bad. She can make you look good so that Amanda get mad at their wives for not supporting them while the men are not supporting God. So are you getting from her is what God is getting from you, so God is sent when I get when I'm supposed to get from you and maybe you'll start getting what you want to get from her.
Let's go for man does not originate from woman, but woman for me. For indeed man was not created for the woman say woman for the man's sake. Remember, make a helper suitable for you. So he made the woman to come alongside the man what this lady's floor. The woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head because of the Angels. Let me pause falls right there.
Every Christian is been assigned an angel. Hebrews 114 six so when you go to God and you say I need you to do this. I want to do that one of the ways he doesn't is by dispatching his message to your assigned Angels to in Whatever Way, God wants to act in light of your prayer. He says, but when a woman is not raining under authority he calls covering. If you're not operating under the legitimate not illegitimate but legitimate authority. If you step up under the umbrella, then what you just step out all was the covering of God and your angel will not be dispensed to your benefit because you operating in rebellion. So if you're giving your husband a hard time illegitimately. If you're disrespecting him illegitimately if you rebelling against him illegitimately, you are blocking God doing anything for you and it doesn't matter how much church, so the man is to operate under the covering woman is operating legitimately under the man on the covering is not finished yet.
He goes on and says in verse 10. However, in the Lord believe there is a woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman so he says while there is a role that you play. It is an interdependent role, not an independent role usually harshly need you.
You all need God. For as the woman, verse 12 originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman so the woman exist because God took Adam's rib, but babies are born born boys aboard because they come out of the will of the woman. Women have been made.
Women have been made to receive so woman receives the male sperm will only receive the male sperm.
She can get pregnant when she gets pregnant because of what she's receive.
She produces something out of her womb that never existed before. Because of what she received from the man she received from the man produce something brand-new inside of her, that came from her. That is beyond what the man could ever do without her. So what God is saying in physical birth and saying to all the dominion covenant that some things I will only do if you give her something to receive but if you give us something to receive she will let that thing grow and when she produces what she produces what you gave it to receive all that I have more than what you started with. Because I am creating an expansion of my role in history and that's why Genesis 1 says at the end of that. The rule he blessed happy coming by looking for happy without being underneath God covering properly happy last is the risk is not what you start, it's the wrist, and when we get aligned properly under God with each other that we will begin to see all that God can do you go about appliance will give you a warranty note want to say why are you saying we manufactured this. We stand behind. We stand behind this product. If anything goes wrong as long as the warranty is in effect will take care of it because we made and we stand behind that if you go take a hammer and start hitting the toaster hit the refrigerator and stove whatever appliance it is abusing it. The warranty is no longer in effect, because you have abused what it was created to do. You've given that something outside of its design. What a lot of people do what calling on God to warranty their lives. Warranty for children warranty the relationship warranty their future warranty.
There finances while he put a hammer to God's program and if you put a hammer to God's program. If men operating out of alignment when operating out of alignment to vibrating out of alignment hammer God program where you plan God you can fix it. You can make a real wheel of 11 wheels your balm in Gilead right MorningStar euros a share so wide you can go so low you can get on why you going away at what God's plan is you can forget being warranty because he wanted Dr. Evans will come back in just a moment with the final illustration to wrap up today's teaching. The first I want to let you know that the message you been hearing is available in its entirety on both CD and digital download including portions we didn't have time to include in the broadcast. You can get.
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