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March 11, 2022 7:00 am
Children Dr. Tony Roseman who feel the passion on ritual. Children not to despise his this is the alternative, Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and president of the urban alternative blessings come from God, but not just from God today. 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. Let's turn to Genesis chapter 25 as we join him dominates all cultural landscape today, 40% of all children in our country are raised without their biological father is African-American community. 72% of children born born to single parents, what are you looking at crime statistics or dropout statistics for teenage pregnancies that the sticks or poverty statistics all over and over and over again dominating reality of fatherlessness overwhelms us fatherlessness comes in many shapes and many forms. Some of fatherlessness because they been abandoned by their father, their father fired a child that they were not willing to take responsibility for other forms of fatherlessness is that the father may be there, but he might as well not be there because is not accepted the responsibility of fatherhood and so what we have developed is a generation of young people, children growing up in a fatherless environment and so they go seeking pseudo-fatherhood things that look like it could be a father. For me, whether it's a gang, whether it's their policy or their homies or whether some other influence. That's not in their best interest. Fatherlessness has become the dominant overwhelming painful reality of our culture that is freeing us when God created man me before you gave him a wife and even children. He gave him the responsibility to act on his behalf. But now we have men who are simply satisfied and say I'm not happy to take a moment to talk about happy.
I'm not against happy for happy you should want to be happy, there's no there's no benefit to being miserable.
On the other hand, is not your first order of business, your first order of business is to be responsible. Whether or not you're happy because the measure of a man is his acceptance of responsibility under God as he seeks to be happy. But what we are having today men because they are no longer happy abandoning responsibility and so we are finding ourselves in developed in a cursed environment because of the crisis of fatherlessness in our passage today. We have a son begging for the blessing of his Esau is begging for a blessing you must strip your mind about the casual use of the word bless, we say no. God bless you. I bless you. We use the word fairly casually.
Today many times. But when Saul was asking that in the blessing be what they're saying daddy say I bless you know the blessing was speaking about something else. It was speaking about the continuity of the covenant assembled for the word blessing was covenantal continuity. Let me explain what I mean. It is my hope that every head of the household here has a will. If you do not have a will not operating responsibly will simply says this is what I want to happen with what I've been entrusted with to pass on to the next generation will speaks of an inheritance, usually related to stuff. In fact, gather, when will the red with their fingers crossed hoping that there is a little something something Manfred or more importantly a whole, something, something in there for the story Jacob the younger. Once the blessing so it concocts a plan with his mother Rebecca to steal the blessing from the older son Esau. And so I went out the hunt to get food in order to bring it back to his father William get the blessing Rebecca told Jacob what you do is you go get me a go cook the meals you go pull your brothers close because your father can't see his eyes were dim. He will be able to see you going there with your brothers close and you bring the meal that your brother suppose the branch and let him bless you.
So Jacob does that goes gets the mother cooks don't go to his brothers close.
He walks in his father Isaac says, whose sandals I lose that Jacob says nicely. It is so your oldest son. He said I have your food process. Come close to me. He says you feel like you saw but you sound like Jake says in verse 23 did not recognize, and so he blesses him up about that moment on I want to get now is how critical the blessing he was willing to join with partners with his against his daddy in order to get it because this thing involved his future is raise the question because obviously Jacob is wrong and Rebecca is wrong because the chicken Isaac yet throughout the Bible God praises Jacob and Esau. Even though Jacob is doing the wrong thing. Question is why when he chapter 25 the incident if you go back page to chapter 25 verse 27, when the boys grew up again. Saul became a skillful hunter, a man of the field. The athlete Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents. Now Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for gay these the athlete and Rebecca love Jacob. When Jacob had cooks to cozies hang with, so when you cooks to give a thought came in from the field and was famished. Started the Jacob verse 30.
Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there.
I am famished. Verse 31 Jacob says. First sent me your birthright so me the rights of the firstborn cannot give you some meat sauce and behold I'm about to die.
I'm so hungry. So what use is a birthright to me, stop the bit and Jacob said first slant to me that you give me your birthright. The rights of the firstborn, so we slaughter him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew and he ate and drank and Rosa went on his way here is the Esau despised his birthright. Saul thought so little of his birthright. He was willing to give it up for some food. As far as Saul was concerned.
Sit with me. That was no connection between my birthright and my blessed my birthright is over here, blessing is over there.
But when you read Hebrews chapter 12 verses 16 and 17 it says don't be like the immortal God list Esau sold his birthright for the problem with Esau if she was only present oriented only wanted what he wanted now because he was thinking about the future. Later, one of the problems we have is there presently and I'm not happy. Now I don't want the responsibility now is all about is not all about now is about you passing forward the blessing that is the divine statement of God from you to you and through you because you are future oriented.
He gets tricked, but God doesn't interfere with it because he didn't value his birthright. You may say I have a birthright. All you do with you because of Jesus Christ you been born again you possess a birthright. There are rights and privileges that come with your new birth, but those rights and privileges income responsibility and sometimes to be happy and sometimes you will be happy. That's what's I got to do. Sometimes what works and sometimes you don't work you better get up if you want to network responsibility has to function whether or not happiness is part of the equation. Although there's nothing wrong with being happy. But that means you must be future oriented. If you're going to pass on the blessing. So what does that blessing include will find out when Dr. Evans returns to continue our message just a moment. Stay with us wanting to go on an Alaskan creates three when attorney about an incredible opportunity you want one annex between six and 13 join Tony and the earth and all turning on and I'm forgettable journey through this display is very nice from the majestic mountain peaks to the mighty forest green meadows teeming with wildlife class. You'll hear life-changing teaching from Dr. Evans and other gifted teachers state again our pocket 6013 to filling uplinks to reserve your spot today Tony Evans title as well. Following up on today's lesson. Dr. Evans has written a powerful book that's helped thousands of other men move beyond an ineffective and feeble phase is called kingdom men rising and it can inspire you to break past the obstacles of helplessness, boredom and regret and instead replace them with power significance and influence were excited to be able to offer this book to you today in a special double package deal. Along with this inspiring and empowering book. You can also receive all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series by the same name kingdom men rising together, these resources can help you live up to your highest potential while you learn from the real life struggles and challenges of other men as they seek to fulfill their purpose for God's kingdom right now. When you make a contribution to support Dr. Evans work through the urban alternative will send these resources to you as her gift our way of saying thanks for making this ministry possible. Just visit Tony Evans.org to get the details or you can reach out to one of our friendly resource team members to help you with your request. When you call us at 1-800-800-3222 again that's 1-800-800-3222. Let's get back to Dr. Evans with more of today's message Saul for this I mean he saying please today were raised by single numbers of praise God for the great job that so many of our single women do, but all mother can be is the best mother she could. She was never meant to have dual roles. When there should be a man in the picture. He says father blessed me because that's what the father is supposed to do.
Suppose the next generation should feel God will if you've got kids in your house pass that on to me know what the blessing include in chapter 27 little verse 28 and 29. May God give you the dew of heaven of the fatness of the earth of the abundance of green wine may people serve you and nations bow down to you. You be master of your brother and make mother's sons bow down to you person is he who curses you, and blessed are those who bless you, God, reach all the way back to the Abraham it covenant, Abraham passed on Isaac Isaac in the past to Jacob, which should've been passed on Esau, who turned away his birthright. You know what the company was of the blessing was divine favor moving forward divine favor moving forward. The blessing was future inheritance from God. Please notice the language make God do this make God that made God the God that think that's where the blessing is missing when Jesse and I won't you to do this and I want you to do the old one did not want to be an injury to be a teacher. Nothing wrong with that but the blessing was what God would do. I want God to do this. I want God to do that one God…… Not just what I will forward you what you want for you but what God wants for you. That was the blessing because what happens because of God, WC, Caterpillar got a glorious future. I know what you looking at right now much when I think cocoons is going be pretty and is going take flight got a generation of children who don't take flight is still crawling never been blessed never had the blessing stand over them to affirm them and to speak God into them, not just tough for them but got into film will bring them the appropriate stuff you will must be more than stuff. My will must be more than stuff it must be God and the transfer divine faith is growing up in Baltimore with duck pin bowling things were pretty rinky-dink is one high-class bullet and a lot of times machines didn't fully work so paeans.
Sometimes all it wouldn't get picked up some still be laying down of the Time Machine would pick him up in one drop out of it fall back down.
There was this guy that you couldn't see them I can see is this beast with was from lane to lane, picking up pins that machine couldn't get three runs in the displaying run that may run initially. Picking up stuff that got knocked down machine couldn't pick up so the next person. I don't care how long you been not been I know somebody who can pick you back and said you write because he want you to have the blessing forward moving favor of God commuted to you so you can commit to yours told a minute how much I love Rocky five hello all, the Rockies, but really love Rocky five Rocky five Rocky is retired because he got bruised and beaten.
I is bad he can't find Rocky five. She comes across a young up-and-coming fighter named Tommy Gunn and Tommy Gunn has admired Rocky Balboa. As he followed his career so they meet and become friends and he says to Rocky Balboa Rocky Italian stallion with you when you train me actually yeah I can stay in the fight game by helping you so yeah train you so Rocky works with Tommy Gunn goes up becomes the heavyweight champion of the world due to the influence of Rocky.
The movie comes down to the last 15 minutes movie zeros in on that last 15 feet Tommy Gunn has now become the chairman of the world and is got into his head, so he got a lot of money man got a lot of attention that a notoriety in the news. Tommy guns live in large picking on me Rocky and Becky gets belligerent with rock and that last 15 minutes there in a gathering and totally done hits Rocky Balboa was wife's husband's brother-in-law, Annie Clarkson and knocks him down because of some argument, they will.
Then Tommy Gunn insult Rocky and insult my consent. Then Tommy government Rocky to do anything about Rocky tears off the shirt and the rumble begins out in the street fighting each other in a street fight.
The problem is Tommy gun is too young to strong and too fast. And so, while Rocky is doing the best he can.
He can't keep up with this young guy and so it comes down to a punch Tommy Gunn throws any walking and he sends Rocky down in the gutter beaten me while down and out. Rocky remembers up on the screen above his head. It shows what he's thinking. So he thinks back to Rocky wanted Rocky to any remembers Apollo Creed and how he thought, and became champion of the world and when they remembered Apollo Creed, but he could remember, lay Rocky three, line and bait melts back to win the championship. And when he remembered but he could barely remember I Russian monster will from Russia towards the Russians once again the national life. Remember that any tried to get out but it could, but then he remembered somebody once they remembered his old coach Mickey and Rocky, but he remembers Mick when Mickey was standing over him, saying that bond because Mickey loves. That is when the music came…… Douglas Balboa stands out to shake so often the distance, Rocky Balboa says he will I will bounce straight. They didn't have colleague didn't possess that it was able to defeat the young bow. Why would be able to because he remembered somebody who led then come alive again to remind him of what it could do, or how long you been doubting the daughter of the main long you been defeated as the main Jesus Christ to stand and I'll be here today, so it's time to take Dr. Tony Evans wrapping up a talk he calls begging for a blessing and if you'd like to hear the entire content of today's message including material we didn't have time to present on the year. This lesson is available in its entirety on both CD and digital download. Better yet, you can get the complete content is a part of that special double offer. I mentioned earlier, all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series bundled along with his powerful book kingdom men rising will send them to you as her. Thank you gift to help support this ministry with a financial contribution get all the details and make your request online. Had Tony Evans.org where you can browse through a huge library of resources and sign up for Tony's free weekly email devotional again that's Tony Evans.org or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by around-the-clock to help you with your resource request.
Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 of these last couple of years we've all become very aware that we can catch something from those we come in contact with. Fortunately, not everything this contagious is bad for us that there are many things we transmit that are helpful. Kindness is one of them and Dr. Evans encourages you to look for ways to spread it so others will see and do the same will coming up Monday. If you are interested in flying a plane or performing surgery. You go to flight school or medical school. But where do men go to learn to be godly men. That's what Dr. Evans will be tackling next hope you'll join us for the alternatives with Dr. Tony evidence is brought to you fighting made possible by the generous contributions listeners like