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March 22, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans describes what it's like to be filled with the Holy Spirit only want to think like celebrating faithfulness.
This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. There's a lot of the Bible about the dangers of drunkenness today. Dr. Evans talks about the kind of intoxication that God actually endorses what's joined him. We talked about having the mind of the spirit. We talked about walking in the spirit in the Old Testament God the father is on the front page achieve the headliner in the Gospels, God the son is the headliner but in the church age God the Holy Spirit is the headliner is called the new covenant and it is called the age of the spirit, your ability to function my ability to function as a Christian is tied to our relationship with the third member of the Trinity necklace through the death of Christ were brought into relationship with the father because of the work of the son, but our ability to function in history is tied to the work of the Holy Spirit and his activity in your life that have the mind of the spirit we saw is to get God's viewpoint on the matter decide to respond. This price would respond to that viewpoint and then look to the Holy Spirit to enable you to pull off that divine perspective on that matter. Probably the most well-known verse in the Bible about the Holy Spirit is Ephesians chapter 5 verse 18 with Weinman for that is dissipation or deterioration, but be filled with the spirit of the apostle Paul says that Saul dominating is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today. We are to be full of you know we all talked about people being full of himself, people being full of themselves, all they think about is that they are obsessed with veil, so they are full of himself. He says to be full of somebody that you said I want you to be full of the Holy Spirit you want to be absolutely control one of the problems that we face is that we will regularly walk in the flesh, that is, we walk according to our own human understanding. We do not want that is live our lives according to the spirit… One of the patient. He wants a habitation he wants you to be full of it to be the dominating principle of life.
Now the spirit critical P introduces the filling of the Spirit in verse 15. What he says be careful how you walk, walk have to do with living your life is unwise making bad decisions walk as wise, making good decisions made the most of your time because the days are evil. So be foolish, which is the opposite of wisdom to understand what the will of the Lord is says that the only way to live a wise life is to live a life in God's will. You must be committed to the will of God over and above your will.
Why because the spirit filling will assist you in doing God's will and will not assist you in doing your will. If your will is opposed to God's will be with but do get drunk now giving you permission to become intoxicated that God is giving you permission to become intoxicated but not with God is looking for some intoxicated Christians. God is looking for something created Christians, but not with babies wrong but with but by the spirit before under the influence of the control. One of the reasons people get drunk you will.
Thanks. And of course would likely affect God wants you to me to acquire a new text.
One of the reasons many people drink is to let alcohol help them deal with stuff right: people drink to be dislocated from from reality to be taken to not allow temporarily and then they get to the point where they become drunkards that they live in this other reality they be dropped in order to escape pain problems. Different social drinker bless one every now and they drink socially. They don't a lot of us spirit would take an occasional case, but not enough to get drunk.
Not enough to come under the influence of something else.
You will see this influence taking you over and you won't operate like you normally operate because that's what happens when you come on the "you won't want like you normally walk talk like you normally talk, act like you normally think like you normally think that because under the raises the question of the house.
A Christian get drunk spiritually, how you become an intoxicated site.
You can leave here today is that S is okay to get drunk because the Scripture says it is, but just not what one he says be filled or under the influence of the spirit. Last time I checked there's only one way to get drunk, drink, I think you get drunk, but thinking about alcohol. I don't think you get drunk by watching commercials about alcohol, you'll get drunk by watching other drunk folk if my calculations are correct, the more you drink the drunk and you get drunk. Do you want to get with the Holy Spirit what you got a drink to do that when you say women now know how to drink wine but I don't know how to drink the spirit, but I want to get drunk. Okay everybody right now once again drop Paul's will tell you how to become a spiritual inebriated Christian. He says in verse 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the father and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ is that you want to get the spirit you become full of spiritual things becomes the spirit that you have to become spiritual. Some of these themes include not just talking business one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songsand songs and hymns and God and so get God's perspective is what you and you making God why because the spirit of God so you completely and I am which is why you can't be alone drink a Christian because nobody to speak to you about myself.
I'm about to speak to me. So what should be happening isn't speaking to one another and saw and hymns and spiritual guidance to God always referencing your referencing the big subject to one another in the subject a little something for somebody you spiritually put subject to one another. Spirit only if you want to go somewhere in your call if you need gas to get if there is no gasoline in your time, you were not going nowhere in your because gas is the dispensable element needed for you move from one location to another to give you what you need gasoline stations so you gas station and you say if you're getting. S. You got yourself when you pull the novel and you begin to put gas in your tank.
You can sit home, fill up you still will be empty as you can be because we not at the place that dispenses what you need, you gone to the wrong place for the nation will never arrive at the place you got what you want requires that the regular budget will be something along a lot of muscle them alone because of the right stuff is not with you to the station.
Therefore, while in order to fill the stand there and wait for the process has completed itself, and now you are all doing your gasoline and you are good to go a bit mature and pulled up to the gas station called the church and the church service build you up yourself all the music made you feel full psalms and hymns and spiritual songs start to make you feel full of, and you will full and you were good to go over my problem. The spiritual gas station.and I am now an ongoing make by Wednesday. Check them alone again.
Let me explain how filling stations work.
Once you leave, you lose the moment you pull away from the station dissipation sets in the gas begins to be enough by usage, charge all go, but as you know, the flash, Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to talk about how we can go through life without ever becoming unfilled as he continues this lesson from a series life in the spirit and eight message collection that will answer your questions about the least understood member of the Trinity, you discover what it means to have God's spirit living inside you and how his presence can change the way you think, feel and live you want to learn to recognize how the spirit is working within you to transform you, empower you and give you victory. Find out how by requesting a copy of life in the Spirit were making it available for a limited time as our thank you gift when you make a donation to support the work of the alternative, and right now as a special limited time bonus will also send you a copy of Tony's book takes you on a journey through the eyes of the disciples called the fire that ignites as we been learning the power of the Holy Spirit can bring wisdom, freedom and joy to the Christian life and this book reveals how it turned average men into bold believers who built the church and change the world. Just visit firstname.lastname@example.org to make the arrangements or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by 24 seven to help you with resource requests.
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Understanding the concept of grace, meaning spiritual battles are all important subjects seem as different as night and day surprise you to know there's a common thread running through all you can discover what it is like taking responding lesions in the Tony Evans training center 151 into the powerful themes of this book and make new discoveries about what Jesus death accomplished how to maintain home and church spiritual armor is all about. The course includes custom content from Tony not available anywhere else work through it at your own pace. Collaborate with other students get your specific questions answered online form connect with the Tony Evans training center Tony Evans.it's like having a seminary on your smart phone or other device. Start today Tony Evans.all go to the body get failed to go to the ball to get to the club but at one time in your life who carried your filling with you – you know you Bible calls that a binding abiding the spirit. It's a relationship where the holy spirit is brought to bear on everything one because you want the will of God does not know you want to make most of the time you want to make the best decision and the right decision. So to give you the will of God, you would say to you and him and you speak of the will, and if you want you all will surrender my soul to the homeless and fulfill all will and you want the will of God.
You are now with the spirit you will be located so that the power of the spirit will become operative in your life as a way of life and not as a weekly event when you read the book back tunnel you got all these plans will do all this but don't go nowhere, Holy Spirit comes upon you want to go to Jerusalem and wait for the go to Jerusalem and what are they doing to roof does with the they worship they prayed and they went into God's presence each. That's where prayer comes it is you want before the spirits on top spirit about everything topless.
I was talking to Brother last night and got one to know whether God wanted him to do some and he was afraid he Holy Spirit. If this is what you want. This is what I need you to do.
He called on the third member of the veterans job to fill him with the direction about the decision he called the Holy Spirit intervene in the Holy Spirit did intervene to what you need on this planet does not want visitation. He wants a habitation for. He wants to live right there and once this orientation about the will of God to be the dominating attention of your life. The Bible says in acts chapter 4 it says they went into God's presence. I like the dog and they worship God they praise God the Holy Spirit is they sent by the Holy Spirit and the Bible says and the Holy Spirit applies and the place shall see what we want. If God really wanted lesson that must be blessed, blessed me that the visitation dog with a habitation that means God, I want your will regarding this matter. Now, let's talk to me Holy Spirit I had a dish that I've left out yesterday morning through observation. I learned which is supposed to do is soak it so I turn on the hot water soaked otherwise I will have to scrape I will and Internet so I saw after letting it by just listed just let it rest in the right place. I was able to slide off what I would otherwise have had a product scrub on a lot of us have been scrub in our lives and still can't get it right God for the bond is get you to hang out in the right place and stayed there. Then I'll slide some stuff that you been trying to scrub yourself, but you must abide in my own way. You get drunk is by drinking. God wants you to carry your bottle which only it's not with one is what the hold is going to whip that baby out in your brown paper bag trumpet have a brown paper bag because they don't want you to see they don't want you to see what you drink when you work folk will know what you do when you call of the Holy Spirit to deal with that situation. Holy Spirit will always keep that bottle full as long as you know you want to become intoxicated's under this Dr. Tony Evans talking about how to get filled and stay filled with the Holy Spirit and he'll come back in just a moment with the final illustration to wrap up our lessons don't go away if you want to learn more about how the Holy Spirit fills you flows through you, guide you and empowers you to be sure to get a copy of Tony's eight lesson study called life in the spirit as I mentioned earlier, the complete unabridged series is available on CD and digital download for a limited time, along with a special bonus book, the fire that ignites they're all yours is her way of saying thank you, when you make a contribution to support the important ministry of the alternative, just drop by Tony Evans.org or you can get all the details and make your donation before the special offer runs out again that's Tony Evans.org or call her 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 or one of our helpful team members is ready to assist you.
Dr. Evans has said that all of us are at one of three places in life. We are either being tested. Just got through being tested or are about to be tested tomorrow he'll explain how. Depending on the power of the Holy Spirit prepares us to succeed, regardless of where we are. You won't want to miss it right now though he's back with a final thought about what it feels like to be spirit filled athletes, being in the zone.
That's when everything's click everything you into some shots going and you know you a book break You and you in the cell, God has his own home goes the gospel you want to live in an zone when operating in zone feel what it feels like to become a complicated Christian the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans is brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you