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The Pattern of Detours, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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May 6, 2022 8:00 am

The Pattern of Detours, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Detours involve negative experiences that God creates somebody Dr. Tony Evans talked about how frustrated we realize some of life's toughest obstacles were put there by the more God in the truck when actually is the occasion to draw on the this is the alternative with Dr. Tony ever bothered speaker seen pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative Joseph was a man who knew all about life taking unexpected turn. He had more than his share in most were potentially fatal today will learn how sidestepping one disastrous detour with them straight into another. As Dr. Evans takes us to Genesis chapter 39 all test a test is in her circumstance, either created or allowed by God in order to develop us in preparation for his purpose for us to test the circumstances. Joseph is in a test because he is now laying in a situation he never planned to begin, and it is the event. No salt in the slavery by his own family and is one of chapter 39, said Egypt and the God from the Israelites been bought and sold like he's in a bad situation now Joseph is living a life he didn't plan on Danny didn't raise in the be a slave. That's what is now look at verse two the Lord was with Joseph. He became a successful man in the house of his master's master saw the Lord was with him and God, because all that he did to prosper in his Joseph found favor in the sight became his personal servant he put everything he handed Joseph the Lord was with Joseph as a slave. The Lord was with drove Joseph in his try the Lord was with Joseph being bought and sold. The Lord was with him on the words he didn't let his circumstance compromised his spiritual relationship. If you get gonna try when actually the occasion to draw near to God when he gives you the key here is the key to making it during your season of trial and says he became a successful man because the Lord was with not because of who he knew this context because of the notoriety not become the name of the company's bank account fees, and successful man because nothing to get the Lord, you know what contacts you have, what power you think you have the rib that it was a success of the Lord was with him and the Lord blessed him as a slave and under me, whose house was on the Joseph know what questions the purpose of trials when the purpose is to develop us and to train us though Mrs. Joseph is now second in command and panic attacks.

Okay, but what Joseph L is now become second in command in all age is a pay not only the non-Christian company says about Joseph.

Verse five the Lord blessed Egyptians house, Joseph, the Lord's blessing was upon already in the house and let me do everything. In other words, the Christian with the best employee the same, and possibly Christian non-Christians. The Lord would mean that is godly. Please prepare you like this because this is verse three that his master saw that the Lord was with the pagan man, you may go see the Lord is with only two ways word and deed, that is, he was a witness with his mouth when he backed it up with his feet even talk about Jesus and turning sloppy work not to do good work and skip the fact that his faith was the basis of how he worked. It was word and deed talk about you all day and nothing done but it didn't get stuff done early Jesus was just looking for a paycheck was working for person and the law was with him as the Lord with you in your career… Versus what his job was not his destiny can see a lot of us have made our jobs on destiny Missy's job. This job really was… A few minutes to get ready fired five job. If you owe second in command 50 jobs will be severely supportive hellos is not regular pink slip so your job is not your destiny, your job may just be preparation for your destiny learned skills in his job for God's will use for his kingdom will make your job all that and a bag of chips behind the name you got a little education because his job was not his destiny but his relationship with God, which was going to determine his destiny was with him on his job. God cares more about the development of the dream then the realization of the dream sees a dreamer's got the gift of having dreams and interpreting dreams he's agreement. The third part of the pattern of detours temptation. There was a test that was training. And now this temptation Patient is solicitation to do evil.

It is solicitation to disobey God is being solicited to disobey God. Okay, let's get this right.

Temptation is not sin. The Bible says the spirit, God Matthew for the Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Yet the Bible says Jesus was without sin. So being tempted is not equal to 70 sailing is yielding to the temptation, not temptation. We all face temptations that that's not a sentence be yielding that makes sense. Something about temptation.

And that is temptation and testing are often simultaneous events and avoid if the same event being both at the same time. While God is trying to boss Satan is trying to deceive us and is about the same thing.

That's why sometimes you caught between his Seca because the same event, the spirit of God that Jesus to become the sum of the spirit of God sending them know I'm being sent there in the same business.this is God when it was really because the thing with the saving car dealerships to make sure you start your comments.

Slam the door because no opposition will do the same thing because temptations and testing for development, not always. At the very same time, so long as Joseph Gallant's house and he runs in the middle with six now Joseph was an appearance which made this passage, he was in full muscular sixpack based on base. Easy to look it came about his master's wife look with desire.

Joseph verse seven says, and said with me. This is not a subtle system system, getting to the point to his master's wife with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house and he has put all things that he owns in much and now he gives there is no one greater in this house than I and he has withheld nothing from me except you because you are his wife, Lynn, could I do this great evil and sin against God has now been solicited by Mrs. Potter. He's been solicited for sexual relationship she's come right out and said verse 10 said, and she came to him day after day, so should not believe him alone and have no place he can go because he works there so we can go to: this is his job dream day after day after day after day to seduce he's being solicited he's being in the temptation will not go away.

That happens to all of us in one way or another, but all temptations have something in common. Dr. Evans will tell us more about their just a moment. If your life seems to be taking you directions you never thought you'd go.

Consider doing some deeper study by requesting a copy of Tony's current teaching series. Joseph detours to destiny. This nine part audio collection will help you see that when life takes a sudden left turn God maybe staring you down a bumpy road that ultimately leads toward the future. He designed for you. Trials, temptations, setbacks, things others do to us the things we do to ourselves to see how God uses them all to help you develop your faith and discover your destiny right now would like to send you a copy of the detours to destiny series on CD or digital download as our gift in return for your contribution toward keeping Tony's teaching on the station. We depend completely on your support to keep this ministry going and we want you to know how grateful we are that your standing with us. Visit to make your contribution and get your copy of the detours to destiny collection or call us at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by 24 seven to help with your resource request.

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Dr. Evans will return with more of today's message right after this is true, then you need to God's word with explicit teaching from Dr. Tony interactive online study experience to explore theology of history application anytime Tony Evans trained to get started next 10 because we live in the world today where in addition to our natural/we have everything appealing to hear. It's a sexual thing, but it could be anything that wants to hold you hostage in real you win is tempted. Joseph says no and that true reasons we say no to temptation when we do. One is fear of consequences. That's the negative reason we don't want the reprisal that could take place. Joseph knew that everything had been placed under his hand and he knew could be jeopardized. But then he gives the positive reason and the dominant reason he gives it at the end of verse nine he says how then could I do this great evil and sin against God. The reason we send boys because we love God bless one another regularly, you shouldn't do that you should do that that's in that same we may know, we may not even want to do it and we keep doing the show is my love for God therefore lessening my life for sin. My love for God so that I'm growing my response to one of the ways you know God is growing. His hatred for sin is increasing and how bad you feel when you when you've disappointed God. And when that is because love has been diminished when they do it God because he values his relationship to please God to this place and allows us to become extended no shows the most enticing thing when we chose it shows that we have grown even the thing that calls our name the most. Abraham, the one you love the most. That's not easy to think of a guy who was on a diet. He was dieting and there's certain things once Posey became the work that they will hold back asking me what what what what I said yes when you got the work he had taken of the route passes do not shop at 701 if you want me to get doughnuts that I need you to make sure no parking place shot slap eight times around the block shop which you need to know about Satan. Everybody a good coach studies the game of the opposing team because looking at the sink receives the tweaks the techniques the patterns the tendencies of the opposing team so that they can explore when the game is to be played.

Will Satan have seen all of our game. He knows where our weak spots lie in what we are most susceptible to, and he makes arrangements to sabotage situations weekend even if it's in the will of God to use them to exploit them for his purposes because he knows my name.

He knows I history our backgrounds are propensities are potentials of things that we react to respond to the things that we are oriented to 26 to exploit but he said no. I can do this is because God because God was real for him even try, but you get back in the trough you get that because you had it on the way to the truck because you will cultivating the spiritual death, and so if you are in this situation, temptation thing is to cultivate this relationship with God so that you will also let you think that even if it's something that is appealing while she accuses him of rape verse 12. She called about a garment saying a lot with me and he left his garment in her hand and fled and went outside and when she saw garment should call the next screen situation know Wendy you can win this is been accused of rape. Nobody saw and she got real improvement.

And she boss of life he can win this one. You and they win because nothing you can say can get you out of this. No appeal. You can make sure there she can write me all will license granted now from his wife, which is this is what is God's own job last and put it in but remember, Joe was on a deed to the destiny and detours involved negative experiences that God creates or somebody else create therefore. Don't mistake the hand of God because God would let the woman moved Joseph to the next destiny so you want to roll your monitor when you will be asked because God is love you enough to take you somewhere develop you to get you can prolong you can prolong the detour but you will have to prolong it. If you will draw near to him in the midst of it. Say no to that which breaks his heart. Yes, that which brings his heart joy confess anything you had yesterday. Can't change yesterday. Today you can move toward a better Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a final illustration about why building a life is a little like making the pizza but before we get into that culinary lesson. Don't forget would like to send you a copy of Tony's current nine lesson audio collection called Joseph detours to destiny is our gift to you. When you make a donation to help keep this broadcast coming to this station and others like it around the world. Just visit Tony or you can find out how to get your copy right from the homepage or if you'd prefer to give our resource request line a call at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our friendly team members help with your resource request. Again, that's Tony Avenue and or by phone at 1-800-800-3222. Throughout history, there are certain things that haven't changed one of those is that people still need the Lord today is much as ever.

Dr. Evans believes when we share kindness with one another, redoing both a good thing and a godly thing that helps point those around us to God's kingdom, we encourage you to look for opportunities to be his ambassadors for your deliberate acts of kindness each day. Dr. Evans has shown us that God designed detours to help us grow and to prepare us for our destiny. But how do we know when these sidetrips are designed by God, set up by Satan or just the result of our own misguided thinking. Join us next time for the answers right now though Dr. Evans is back with his final illustration causing mental real pizzeria, 11.

It's about thinking sometime about the real deal and I think a lot of dull and then abuse may slam it down and take a rolling pin in medical flat spin component want the good stuff sausage, pepperoni and cheese sauce and the good stuff. But if you eat pizza you can get the good stuff until the dough has been made ready to receive you can just put the good stuff until the dough is been slammed flattened handspun. It's been slammed flattened handspun. Now you position to receive the pepperoni and sausage and cheese sauce know you all want good stuff. You want to wrap the destiny we all get to the good stuff. We get the good stuff God got some preparation you need to make and may include some slam and some flat and then some Spanish for the good stuff by creating the situation that prepared the alternative with Dr. Tony made possible by the generous contributions from listeners like

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