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May 9, 2022 8:00 am
You originally planned to go. There are many reasons to dislike detours Dr. Tony Evans says the Lord uses them to do some of his best work. This is the alternative to the other author, speaker and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. Dr. Evans has been teaching that God designs detour 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 must join him. In Genesis 39, as he reveals the answers came with me someone became not to have met another detour and they got married and had a baby detour at the D2 I want detour is simply leading into a whole another detour is just replicating and multiplying itself. What we have said thus far is that before God arrives. You and your destiny think she wanted me to does not rarely ever move you from where you where he wants you without taking you on a road trip first Beta seagulls were made of either PR D and E meanders you to your destiny. When the highway is trying to fix something, build something correct, something on the highway so they take you on a deep God takes us on the tour because he's constructing something he's constructing the detour he's constructing south for the detours to other inconvenient they take you out of the way that longer than you originally planned to go because God is more interested in our character than our comfort is interested in our development, not merely our arrival and where we wanted to take us what we believe he wants us to. We started out with Joseph is a 17-year-old teenager who had a dream and then we watched him go on the detour and be sold like a slave wind up in this house question about the proof of detours know if I'm on God's detour will I know I'm not just unlucky know things are just not working. You know that this is the detour God is put me so that as well not this will know that is not just circumstances in life. How do I attach God to my situation. If in fact he is with my situation to give you for if you will that you on God's detour toward your desk from the life of Joseph that you toward your destiny.
You are being persecuted for righteousness because of good, not bad genome.
When his master heard the words of his wife when she spoke to him, saying, this is what your slave did to me as I and the birds so Joseph master took him and put him into a jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined and he was there in the jail is in the jail because he was accused of a rape he didn't commit PS for doing right know is why she got and put in jail. He is suffering being persecuted because he was obeying God when you persecuted suffering because you are marrying your struggle is where God wants you to be because you're being persecuted for righteousness. That usually means to be treated in an evil to be persecuted is to be treated in an evil righteousness please treatment a legal matter because I sought to obey God by obeying God because remember Joseph talk particles like I cannot commit this against God because that was a obey God that were repercussions for obedience. Second, with a 312 says all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will stop the persecution. If you are serious Christian annual making decisions based on what God wants, not what you think your friends want you cannot your that there will be persecution that that will be free and comes in different shapes and forms, but if you Christians that will be negative repercussions about your faith if you get repercussions because you lost me as a Christian you a Christian.
Not a good Bible says all make decisions based on their live godly please not going to be treated from time to time be your friend if you're serious about you because you will have to make this choice that would go against the grain will make that choice is because you're marching to a different drum not listening to the case of this world call last week from a young lady whose boyfriend dating you anymore.
And the reason why she wouldn't sleep with and so she lost what she thought was going to be because she took a stand for righteousness and is now close relationship people. Because they refuse to do the job or steal all the progress because they made that decision for righteousness sake and that was a price tag that had to be paid because of the decision so let me tell you just come to church every Sunday and tell you that will be nothing wrong but that would be the truth of God's not so many or most Christian school is serious and make decisions in light of their faith because of the blessing for those who are persecuted for righteousness. If you want me to persecution actually look for just godly living.
To please God in your decision-making that will be great percussions because the case with God and Christ the lion's den because he wouldn't compromise on the job.
Make sure all into the because it would stop the repercussions of the decisions that compromise due to their faith. It is unfortunate today that we have a number of Christians bad consequences for their commitment to their faith to that which pleases God. Trust me, your commitment to Jesus Christ supporting him negative repercussions because they know the Association. They know that you not just a Christian by name Christian convenient Christian you are a serious, committed Christian, and yes Joseph is thrown in jail because he would not compromise the commitment of his faith will critical you will suffering when you didn't do anything wrong with what God told you to do your paying a price tag is not fair because all you were trying to do was what God said paying the penalty for righteousness sake.
So, for righteousness sake of being persecuted for righteousness sake. First Peter 220 says what good is it, you will be excited about: suffering you will you disobey God, you got big procedure that which is that which is consistent with current something special with so let's get this straight.
If you're serious about your faith that will be repercussions. They know your address but what is right, that would not want to see that employee number two is right in God's favor and a pleasant place so verse 20 was placed in the king's presence in confined and he was there in jail jail where he refers to a dungeon, so the king had his own private prison dungeon was always the lowest part of the prison gives more information on chapter 10 versus 15, 18, arrived this experience. Joseph is having someone of the main things that Joe was throwing the president and his feet were shackled in the whole place with no ability on limited mobility because it was truly what he was right smack God's love people think of things ago about the will of God. If you are doing.you just need to agree to a destiny that can seem like good news and bad news. At the same time Dr. Evans will return to shed some light on just a moment.
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Let's join Dr. Evans once again when the culture making stuff up clearly goes against God's word. You will get to reactions like the missionary who had Amira and she was doing work among the tribal people never seen themselves. They'd never seen Amira before.
The only way they knew what they look like it's about the reflection in the water. That was a good picture. So the late evening to see how they look and so she put the mirror up on the tree. One of the tribes ladies came and saw her picture in the mirror and when she saw the reflection of herself in the mirror, mirror on the tree because she didn't like. She looked like your job and my job is to be a mirror of Jesus Christ and the culture when the culture sees Christ reflected in you. It may not like what it sees and may try to take it out on you know that you're right is your suffering because were doing what God wanted you to do is number one number two what you know you want God to you, meandering you don't know quite what you God placed suffering, God shows you his presence. The second group is taking joins you in it, just join him in the line because he jumps in the car okay verse 21, but the Lord was with Joseph extending kindness to him.
Verse 23, because the Lord was with him. And where is he in jail because he is being persecuted is when you obey God and things going well jail to get you on chat for him joining you where you want to give you in the midst join you in your suffering. The back step seven verse nine says Joe Joseph success with God was with him and his wingman jail.
When you know where things are going perfect. God was with your situation where you are. It is with you while God was with verse 22 the chief jailer committed to Joseph charge of all the prisoners was in the jail and that whatever was done he was responsible for promotion in jail jail but he gets promoted in jail but showing his presence is when God shows situation to take you out when you know it's God showing up when he joined you this second in early chapter 39.
Joseph is a slave to go and what to do makes everything jail jail and make him everything the biblical principle to all three witnesses shall not be confirmed when you say that God confirming if not, not the main thing that happened because I get double witness when you get the proof he was really he put this to the next as you look for God's God confirms himself by doubles or triples by two or three witnesses about the faith they would jail is choosing the right to achieve jail. Joseph no, because it's the God job is to protect taken what chapter 40 verse God shows up to some mystery to falsely imprisoned) the jail and prison, Joseph will take no motion. Dr. Evans will talk about another way we can recognize God's detours for us when he comes back in a moment to wrap up today's message. But first, if you'd like to get a copy of this teaching to review again were to share with someone you care about the title to ask for is the proof of detours. Better yet, get today's message is a part of Tony's nine part audio series called Joseph detours to destiny the complete collection is available on CD or downloadable MP3s as our thank you gift for your contribution toward the continued outreach of the alternative, don't put it off.
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We need to recognize what he's doing and why will Dr. Evans will help us see that tomorrow but right now he's back with a final thought for today is without changing your situation is just so not to go along with the thing was illegal and I said no and no strongman may be due to bus alone. Then they call me on the management call me in a few weeks later that week. We know about the scan. We know you are participating will make you head of the ship actually want to be working at the place I was working all night long. Seven in the morning, you know, try to make it work my way to school I load the Masters degree be unload and load glasses. I wanted another job but he repositioned me the job because we found the job jointly.
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