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The Proof of Detours, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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May 10, 2022 8:00 am

The Proof of Detours, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Just because you want to Dr. Tony Evans shows those unexpected sidetrips in life are just an opportunity to grow an opportunity to serve that you're missing the blessing of the ministry somebody else.

This is the alternative to the other author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative, the shortest distance between two points may be a straight line, when God takes us on a tangent. We need to recognize what he's doing and why. Dr. Evans will help us today as he unveils the lessons we can learn from Genesis 39.

Let's join 17-year-old teenager and sold like a slave wind up in his house question about the proof of the tour's no on God's the night is unlucky know things are just not working. You know that this is God's put me to the you are being persecuted for righteousness because of good 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 a bird. So Joseph Samantha took him and put them into a jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined and he was there in the jail is in jail because he was accused of a rape he didn't commit Lorraine for doing right now is why God and put in jail being persecuted because he was obeying God when you persecuted God want you to be because you're being persecuted for righteousness. The most critical task of suffering when you didn't do anything wrong when you got your payment price tag is not fair because all you were trying to do with what God said paying the penalty for righteousness sake and pleasant place in this verse in verse 20, she was placed in the king's present in confined and he was there in jail jail and he refers to a dungeon, someone of the main things that Joe was the president with no mobility or limited mobility because it was he was right smack God's love people think of the will of God. If you are just need to know that your suffering because were doing what God wanted you to do is number one.

Number two the second two in the second taking joins you in it lines just join him in the line because it 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 so the situation 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 there he was responsible. So he got a promotion in jail. So the way God shows delivery showing his present is when God shows the situation to take you out.

Could you maybe thinking, how do I really know what God okay is a sacred way. You know it's God showing up when he joined you.

Watch this second in early chapter 39 Joel business lighting and what do makes everything jail make him everything the biblical principle is to all three witnesses shall not be confirmed. No you right with God want you to be is your suffering because you doing right doing what you know God wants you to do the second thing is, God shows up, especially twice in some way.

When you hear his voice gives you a little something something three. The proof that you're on God's between the not yet arrived at your destiny. Number three. Watch this now when God gives you a ministry to other people going to the same thing you're going through. He gives you people to serve while you suffer what chapter 40 verse one came about after these things the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord the king of Egypt, Pharaoh was furious with his two officials. The chief cupbearer and the chief baker, so he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the body.and the jail the same place where Joseph was in prison so we got to school, put in prison with Joseph who worked for Pharaoh. One is the cupbearer is a bank so they have something in common food. Job was to drink what was being offered to the king before the king to drink in case poison had been put in a row. The company I would drink the first everything will live again cupbearer like them. I was never the case was also like a personal assistant is making all the goodies become cakes and cookies and stuff and parties both have food and come it says that Pharaoh was angry with them and put them in prison. This was a serious job because one on capital punishment jail is cupbearer personal assistant bank must admit monster because when we got and I think I know what verse 20 came about on the third day, which was family day that he made all of the servants and the chief and the head of the chief baker.

Among his servants so the king is having a birthday party so the feast of the service, especially his cupbearer and his bank in common food food what's bothering all that there is the possibility that there is something that is designed to take his life of which he is not been informed, and he does know whether it's the cupbearer of the bank was responsible for three sons, both in jail because they have one thing in common and that's fixed.

When you put two and two together you wind up with a serious situation. Put them in the dungeon licensing. Who would've thought that criminals would hold the key to Joseph to criminal would hold the key to his feet to make the key to his desk, which is why Hebrews chapter 13 strangers because you could be entertaining messengers of God, pick up people from the streets, people got going through the same thing you are going through. You see, the tendency when your suffering is to be self absorbed the tendency when your suffering is something about three people. Me, myself and the tendency when your suffering is you don't forget everybody else because I got no problems when doing so, you want to look for ministry that agrees with your suffering for people going to same stuff you going through so you can while you wait for God to minister to you when we get selfish without suffering Joseph saw six officials who were with him in confinement are you today let us drink you start by increasing casual salsa and salsa and so on you that you're missing the blessing of the ministry and somebody. Dr. Evans will dig deeper into that idea when he continues her lesson in a moment.

First though 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. God can be directing you toward something unexpected and beautiful. We want you to get your own copy of the messages in the detours to destiny series is our gift. Be sure to visit Tony before time runs out.

Make a contribution and will say thanks by sending all nine full-length lessons your way again. It's Tony or call one 800 832, 22, where resource team members are standing by around-the-clock to assist with your request. I'll have the contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this was my first time meeting Jesus died Wednesday after studying bibliology Tony Evans training center by renowned theologian Dr. Tony Evans online courses feature controlling and exclusive video and I am teaching an interactive scripture based curriculum you can access online or through the mobile app sign up now Tony is chaining Dr. Evans and exploring the kingdom anytime, anywhere. Tony dream Joseph Dray's dream means you will be released in three days.

Dream means you're going to be killed execute in three days.

Joseph have the spiritual gift of dreaming and interpreting dreams.

That's his gift God give him an opportunity to use his gift to help somebody with bad dreams while he is waiting for the fulfillment of his knowledge of him a drink in the 1720s now please ministry less if you want to see God show in your hook up with some of the foregoing Vandy tool and be a minister you have to be sophisticated, Greek for seminary degree. You just have to have a gift that you willing to let God use any says God is to use it because he said that the universe would not interpretation blonde God is God moment just because you wanted to become to God moment God wants to use you know you God to change the situation. She was waiting for God to give her miss you ministry because of your misery is one thing comfort problems with the comfort you need for yourself, God, you do for some of the focal situation. Shale just like you because God not only wants is vertical and horizontal. He wants us connected both ways to love the Lord your God with all your heart and your neighbor encountered someone in the same situation as you remember die with the box is caught between the good witch in a band which they fight and she winds up in a play she never was a big wants to be home in Kansas she will get to where she wants to go to a place called with if she will go and get her to her destiny and so we also like to see you want to know how long this wicked no no no small group with your detour and finally, the way you know you would be to bus right smack place that you are supposed to be is when God postpones your release.

Watch this he interprets the dream dream of the cupbearer you live in three days.that was bad news for the breakup but it was great hope for the bake up because when the bank told England on three day they gave him three days to prepare that he would not have otherwise had to get ready to meet his maker when it goes well with you and mentioning me to get out of his house from the land, and even think that should put me in this dungeon is not good news.

Brother when you grow anything wrong would you ask somebody to do you just gave a life-saving ministry to Don I'm miserable in jail. 23 remember Joseph, you will be gone for you you you you all a specific reason why people but when God brings you to the primary site is in the book the parish let me go through this look like it was the right person to look like my job in the cupbearer working to help them remember about my name on his mind since he didn't remember him systems cooking dinner. Sheila should go over to the and stick a fork in me. I'm smelling the smells done to me. I'm looking to meet the meet looks done to me. She sticks a fork in it and pushes it back into the just pushing it back into the heat should know something I don't know. You can look like you're ready on the thing is not like it's ready to make Dr. Evans will come back with a final word of encouragement and assure wraps up this message called proof of detours you can get the complete full-length version on CD or instantly downloadable MP3 either on its own or as a part of the complete nine part series called Joseph detours to destiny a collection filled with hope and encouragement. Regardless of where life seems to be taking you. As I mentioned earlier, this powerful series is yours as a thank you gift when you make a donation to help support Tony's ministry. As always, you can reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 to get the details. That's 1-800-800-3222 or visit us

There's a saying that kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give with 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.

Sometimes it seems like the end of one detour in life lands is right at the beginning of another tomorrow. Dr. Evans will let us in on the reason for that as he continues his look at the life of Joseph right now though he's back with a final word to wrap up today's lesson stuck you feel like God has forgotten you, but you being righteous, showing little clues of his presence you willingly get the medicine somebody else and it still gets postponed. Perfectly situated because of what you discover all swing God is taking to what combat the alternative Dr. Tony have brought you made possible by the generous contributions listeners like

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