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Surface don't create waves they ride being guided along with Dr. Tony Evans is allowing the Holy Spirit to lead is a lot like that worth making it happen in your writing like 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 is important to know what God has to say to all people, but Dr. Evan says it's equally important to know what God has to say specifically to you. What's join up today as he provides biblical insight on hearing God's voice. What television program and right action was about to take place.
They went to commercial irritating it is to get interrupted when things are going good. Worse yet is when they come to the end of the program getting ready to get that sweet spot and it says to be continued and they just leave you hanging.
The 14 beginning with verse eight we have a situation where the car that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went out in search of David and David heard a bit and went out against the problem. David and Israel are being attacked by the Philistines were the enemy of God and they were the enemy of God's people and all the Philistines wanted to do was create pain.
They wanted to destroy what God was putting together and consolidating your people under the leadership of David this was not only warfare because they were coming against another army and another people was also spiritual warfare because as you see in a moment. Also coming against Israel's God David in verse eight, went out on his own before talking to God. Something happened out there that made him back up and it says inquire of God.
He asked God, should I go and if I go will I win. Please notice his inquiry.
It was a specific prayer about a specific situation about a specific enemy attack about a specific problem in order to get a specific answer one of the reasons were not seeing more needs met. Miracles establish prayers answer is because were satisfied with saying grace with satisfy would say now I lay me down to sleep, and we do not be specifically what we're dealing with how it dealing with God. Had an answer that he didn't know about until he had a conversation with God. Prayer is not some for you, throw out just because Christians ought to do it. It's something you are engaged in because you happen to intervene in history and the make contact when you go home or drive you turn on the radio. There are no instruments in your radio. There are no singers singing songs in your radio.
There are no bands playing in your radio already always simply a point of contact. It takes a signal through the mechanism so you can get a hearing of the music you're listening to the radio is merely a point of contact. However, without the point of contact. Signals are still out there. You just don't get to hear the song because you made a point of contact to connect you with an invisible signal so your is to get an audible sound prayer and inquiring of God specifically is is mechanism to debate the receiver and the receiver is called the anointing and every Christian has life as many options which job should I take this one of his which person should I pursue a relationship is one of the which placed why move to this place of that place which will would be best for our family. This home or that whole life has a multiplicity of options. The question that we have to ask is what's the best option but somehow choose look so close. You don't know what the best option is enter inquiring of God allowing God to intercede in giving you direction, particularly when it's under spiritual attack. That's why there's so many verses in the Bible about listening to God. So many verses in the Bible Isaiah 55 verse three says I want you to incline your idiot to what I have to say Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse one says shut up talking too much, when you come you come… That's why the Bible says the seven churches of Revelation even half in India letting him because just because you have been here.
Don't be you list any image you ladies have trouble like that was when you're looking at a football game and is a basketball game and is not and that you get the other voice. Another voice that's coming at you because as otherwise once you pay attention but is at the wrong time.
Is that going for touchdowns in the game two minutes left and you trying to become good you know is will be worse. If you don't please be courteous to try to be courteous and but it's clear that you not listening even though you are hearing what a lot of us do was be courteous with God. While we do in our human thing over here will say a little a mental you're not delivering over here will praise the Lord while doing our secular thing over here will say thank you Jesus over there so will give Jesus some courtesy while we entertain ourselves with human wisdom does not inquiring of God inquiring of God. Your undivided attention and with your undivided attention. He has not not not the complete without the sounds and other scenarios with told that David inquired of the Lord. He wanted to know what God thought about what he should do and how he should face this crisis. Becca chapter 2 verses 1 to 3 says wait on the Lord till you hear them speak because guess what verse 10 says then the Lord said to him, then the Lord said to him I got good news for you today God talks.
I got good news for you today God talks. He writes, but he also talks the Bible is God's word, but the written word does not, every scenario has principles and precepts for every scenario, but not specifics but but but what you will find in the Bible which job should take. You will find in the Bible whether Mary Bill or John. You will find in the Bible whether you should invest here or bear, you will not find… And you won't find it in the Bible. Strategies for every particular situation, so you need to inquire about specifics, even though you have the word of God to give you the governing guidelines for the particular request, particularly when you're under assault attack in the Philistines are after you weathers the Philistines of health or finances or emotional being emotionally distraught or relationally divided. Whatever it is when you need that strategy you inquire of the Lord for what the Lord has to say.
But it's what you listen to the weather report on any of them channels they tell you what happened. The section of the country. The secular country. This section of the country… Some tornado or something they give you generalities. But if you want to know what was happening on your side of the street while local news will help you with that event concerned about a morning roll sphere of communication.
Well, when you come to church, you generally get national moves, but you probably brought in a local issue so you want God to speak to your local issue. The problem is only preaching one sermon is national news I'm bridging everybody the same information so you need somebody to localize what is been given to you nationally enter the Holy Spirit, who is the anointing the job of the Holy Spirit is to give you local new within a national scope because the Holy Spirit's local new will always be consistent with God's national news. But God's national news won't always address your local Lee from "the Holy Spirit's job. When you inquire of God, which means you made the contact is to reveal to you the specifics about your situation, particularly when you're under. There is not a relationship with the Holy Spirit, you've not on the switch of the contact the spiritual realm which means the God who you want to deal with it is not in danger. Your particular situation.
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That's Tony Evans.org in the first reading chapter 2 verses 67 you should read maybe once a day. God talk because it says what I not seen what gear have not heard what has never entered into the heart of man, conceived of it yet God has revealed them to us by his Spirit.
He says the spirit does a Google search you have a spiritual Internet inside of you call the anointing the spirit. He says searches Google searches the deep things of God in order to reveal them to us. He takes spiritual truth based on the word speaks to the mind. He says in verse 16. You have the mind of Christ. So the way the Holy Spirit speaks is to your thinking. Romans chapter 8 verse 113 you have the mind of the spirit same in the mind of Christ where you get to think God's thoughts after him where God puts his thought in your thinking. So you begin to pick up on a spiritual wavelength in your thought the Bible because of the renewing of the mind where your mind gets online and your mind gets online and begins to perceive God doesn't. In a lot of ways to bring a person to life, and says something she may bring a situation that does something he may bring up a reversal that the transfer something to bring something to the mind to engage a thought, so that he is speaking in the spiritual to the mind what the bravest of the body, the mind is to the soul, and so does the brain tells the body what to do. The mind tells the soul what to do. You don't see your brain but you know your brain is working because your body is operating. You don't see your mind but the soul is supposed to be operated off of data that comes from the spirit of God based on the word of God tied to your specific scenario, I really know it's God because you get to ride the way you see the server right surface.
Don't create ways they ride so when the waves thoughts billowing they get on the surfboard there being guided along. It's called the peace that passes understanding. When God is guiding you along. In other words, you not forcing it anymore. You not making it happen anymore. Your writing the way of the thoughts that he's brought into your life and so the piece that confirmed the flock that you have and sometimes it gives extra validation when needed so that he can address the specific situation that you're facing.
I'm trying to tell you. God talks. God tells you go up in verse 10, and I will give Goodman the only good thing you go. I got so they came and they defeated them and he says God has broken through my enemies on my hands like the breakthrough of water so I just want to know anybody need a breakthrough as a word, he uses what God broke through.
God broke through this big problem God broke through this big attack. God broke through this big enemy.
Verse 12 says then they got rid of the idols because it was spiritual even though it was physical physical war. It was a spiritual attack.
That's why you have to ask, what is the spiritual thing behind the thing I'm going through not just what's the thing I'm going to be. Everything must must be made spiritual. First, even though it may be coming at you physically, circumstantially, relationally, economically, what, whatever it may be now here's the kicker first 13, the Philistines made yet another ready in the problem.
I just got rid of in verse 10, back in verse 13, so the yesterdays anointing doesn't solve today's attack just because I was anointed for victory last week doesn't guarantee me victory this week when the same problem that I thought I got rid of last week shows that it says the signs came back again. I thought I dealt with that sickness. I thought I dealt with that economic problem. I thought I relationship conflict was over and bam it says and the Philistines rated against anything you thought… Of any just came back on you. That's because anointing must be Friend.
I love first Kings chapter 6 verses 14 to 16 when the enemy was coming against Elijah and Elisha's servant said hey guys, we gotta get outta here, the enemies, that going to destroy you that coming in attacking us. Elijah then looked up to heaven and said God opened up his eyes because he got to see and when the scales fell off of the servants that were angels were stored the file all around the enemy that he could see but not until Elijah prayed clearly see that God was not something he could see about God is up the stuff in your life you can see why God you will discover what's behind what you can see we got the big decisions to make in our life and our family church. You got big decisions to face in your life you work your family or your situations but you must inquire of God because the server make a deal with all those individual situations certainly can't deal with all those scenarios that I know somebody would Google search deal with every individual should know every individual Christian in this world who have the anointing was willing to turn a more in football we call it an audible and audible is when the quarterback comes up and he sees what the enemy is up to. He sees the moving in the backfield just behind the center.
Any says he calls the play, but then will throw in a word, he'll say like I will be original play has just been canceled. See what the enemy is up to you moving out. Originally called play action pass not say that the defense of back that's come up in his plan right on the receiver is not receiving I think you get out running the original play of a play action pass has now been canceled. We are now calling up to the wide receiver he changes it. But he chases it in the way the enemy got know what is talking about changes in the way that the enemy don't know what they say. But the whole team know that the change going on because they been with the quarterback so long that they understand what I is talking about. God wants to do the big wooden solo that when the enemy is coming against the enemy is trying to destroy you. You know when God is calling on my sheep hear my voice, they are well when I'm calling somebody to come to God today and inquire of the Lord about your situation because you made a breakthrough got some good news. The marbling choir will be the mall get a breakthrough will get a breakthrough will be tomorrow 11 testimony will have a testimony will encourage other people to praise the Lord in the Bible you God's revelation with the Holy Spirit you get his illumination and when you turn on the aluminate based on the revelation you get a private breakthrough. And when you get a personal breakthrough you will need somebody else testimony to get to know you will be have a say guy Joe about it with the hearing of the limo because God still Dr. Tony Evans rubbing a biblically insightful teaching on hearing God's voice. Now if you'd like to review this lesson again on your own or have it on hand to share with a friend contact us to get the full-length version including plenty of material we didn't have time to share on the air yet get the message in its entirety as part of Tony's brand-new audio compilation called bold belief in this engaging series. Dr. Evans impacts biblical truths that will help you learn how to respond to God's call be filled with his peace and power to live a life free from fear.
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