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May 4, 2022 8:00 am
You hear today what I mean after the word of God. If I didn't tell you flat spots along Dr. Tony Evans shows the process God uses to Paris for our destiny isn't always comfortable.
Things can get worse before they get, especially when you being stripped of something.
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 just when we think were ready what God has in store for us. God things were ready for more preparation and purification will learn why is Dr. Evans talks about the purpose behind the detours in our lives. Let's join Jesus Christ today. Destiny now perspective. We know what our destiny is to be in God's presence forever worshiping him and working for him in the eternal state. That is our eternal destiny.
We know our focus is on the historical death, and each have you in this life experience to be understanding you would be to look at Scripture is being reached towards the Bible this principle and its relationship to me like the life of Joseph a good suspense novel. I love the drama and turns along the way. When I got up a story story within the story and the story within the story. The story the same time last one we go to the end of Joseph story looked at Genesis chapter 50. This is the end of the story. We go back up to the beginning of the story of the second month go to the begin helps us understand the concept of destiny 3750 give you a whole suspense not, but Joseph said that his brothers not be afraid, for God's place in the place God has for you, not in God's place for you and for evil but God meant it for good to bring about this present result to preserve many of not be afraid your little ones. We comforted them and spoke kindly to them. Please notice that phrase you you against me and forgot to tell you something about. It includes people going to backstop on the way to destiny people the way destiny. In fact, there have been some bad choices on our way to destiny.
Don't get stuck because he said he said God was doing good, good, usually taking place in the place that what you want to do more chapters to the book is necessary, but not mask the reality some evil stuff that took place. Let's go back to the beginning of the story. Chapter 37 we find in verse 217 years of age on Jacob John born into a functional family Jacob was a deceiver trickster. His name means trickster this evening, so something you want to get his wife by train, which explains children because his children became the feelings because what you children are not only be they good or bad day to deceiver the way you look a color multi colored column or you and I would say an elegant role. Megan went to the baby and special, notice what happened to all of his brothers, and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms. So now you got a situation that is playing favorites. Now let me tell you why you got a pretty well but that's the wrong that goes to the what was to be recognized and will double inheritance understood what this meant that he was going to be treated like the first move on.
Even though at this point on and it says and not on friendly terms that they did great and there were sibling conflicts and some of you know what it's like not be able to communicate with siblings because of what went down with but it could. Now Joseph has a dream dream and when he told into his brothers hated him all his dream last night. Seven behold with the binding sheet she froze up and also stood erect and behold your she's gathered around down the machine don't like your boy dream that was going to dreams the words dream Dragon to his brothers have still another dream, and behold this was dream you have actually called ourselves down before you grab family chaos. You got a bad background. I don't like you can't don't want have anything to do with you and that you have a dream. Joseph has made three mistakes. Three. Critical mistakes that we know problems and issues has issues but he's made three mistakes. We review Joseph's mistakes with one the end of verse two and Joseph brought back a bad report about them to keep the tattletale with the boys are doing just one that you think much of what dreams the phone who don't like you know you about Ray dreams you need to keep the God-given God-given are people going to stop people you already think of me sport okay we read in the beginning of the chapter he's with his brothers don't like him and speak harshly to him with his brother on this, flamboyant anyone still like to realize his dream which means he needs to his father sends him on a trip to see his brothers is what you go check on the brothers looking for them to go to Shechem to go looking for them when and before he came close to them against him to put they said to one another, here come the dream the dream a okay what comes somebody thinking some dream what he will be over us comes somebody thinking better than us. In other words, watch this God-given calling was already being rejected by his own family, because they want spiritual enough to understand itself.
So if you pursuing the Lord in full don't understand what you come in from maybe your nuclear family or extended family here could be no church family. They don't understand where you coming from but you know God is leading you with that lack of understanding can have painful consequences will see when Dr. Evans continues her lesson in a moment. First the message were listening to today is from Tony series called Joseph detours to destiny in these lessons you learn to trust that even in the midst of unexpected and unwanted detours guy can be directing you toward something beautiful and equally unexpected. We want you to get your own copy of the messages in the detours to destiny series is our gift to visit Tony Evans.org before time runs out. Make a contribution and will say thanks by sending all nine full-length lessons your way again that's Tony Evans.org or call one 800 832, 22, where resource team members are standing by around-the-clock to assist with your request that contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this how do you share the gospel with confidence. Once God's plan for our communities.
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That's Tony Evans training.org beast said let's come up with something does not shed any blood when Joseph reached verse 23 they strip the, that was on him until he was with. I told you what she was MC and sheepherders and they strip to move something he held in high value given to about see some terms when God is taking us on the detour allows us to be stripped of things we love the most strip things we consider the most precious strap job with the pink slip) when humans because we things can get worse before they get better, especially when you're being stripped of something that you wrap discovery that's close to. It says they strip him of his 24 now without all anybody that's a whole you can get out. That's a situation you can't fix that. A wayward child that you can't control, listen to you that staying on drugs and you can get out of it and you can get them out of the box. You can leave your know it's a family member you crazy at some unresponsive because when God may wind up and create all but he was you here today. I would not be being fair to the word of God. If I didn't tell you that they going to be dry spots along the journey spots when nothing appears to be happening and you find yourself stuck in a bad place know what the dreamer is thinking.
Here's what he's thinking my dreams are shattered have these great dreams will be some somebody go somewhere achieve some going from a royal road to a whole I'm down to my underwear because Sprint got me disappointed.
Maybe he's even disappointed with God.how could you let me be in this whole when you said you love me. How can you let me be in his home when he told me to trust you. Let me be in this whole what most family members doing me in. How can you let me be in this whole peaceful treat me this way you lead me in this all and we all you have no way you feel like you're in a hopeless situation to because detours are divine design contribute to construction because God must address.
You must mature us if he is going to trust us with the destiny he has for us. Okay let me quote verse 27, 20, and to the Israelites look back at verse 25.
Then they sat down to eat a meal, and behold Israelites were coming from Gilead with their camels bearing Garland Bohlmann my way to bring them down each of verse 27, the lights flashed and his brothers listen to him some. Traders pass by, so they pulled them up and Joseph and so is your life for 20 shekels of silver. Joseph something like traders come along the seven let's get rid of it so possible so they found their brother.
Watch this into slavery is a slang being bought and sold like cheap property which one minute in the White House house. Nobody is a slave about a destiny and they took him to Egypt.
They sold Joseph to slave traders away from his family would complain of Benjamin trying to apply and not leave from his family well right now nourishment will like Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to wrap up today's program with the word prayer first if you'd like to get a full-length copy of this message.
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That's 1-800-800-3222 or visit us email@example.com. There's a saying that kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give Dr. Evans believes kindness is a gift that our society can't afford not to give take the time to show kindness to those you meet today and in the name of Jesus look for opportunities to demonstrate kindness to someone who needs a touch from God will help make your community a better place. When you demonstrate the love of God through your acts of kindness will coming up tomorrow, no matter how it seems our lives always go according to plan.
The problem is it's not our plan. Dr. Evans will explore that and talk about ways we can recognize God's agenda when it differs from ours. Right now though his back to lead us in prayer. Let's pray father, thank you for the word of God that goes forth through this ministry and for every ear that hears.
I pray that you will use the word in the life of each person individually so that they know that they are hearing from you and are transformed by what they hear. I pray that transformation touches them at their place of need, wherever they are hurting struggling wherever they're in pain. However, this celebrating may you be the center of that and may they be able to say because of the word that they hurt because of the true God that they're interacting with right now that you have showed up and shown off on their behalf, doing good by them no matter what the circumstances. Thank you for how you going to touch every own special way. Jesus, the alternative with Dr. Tony brought you made possible by the generous contributions from listeners like