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August 12, 2022 6:00 am
Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan Wright judgment day you hear preachers talk about retinue with to get you to give more money to quit sitting so much that day is good being for every Christian. Your best day is incredible because now the very reality that you already have received in your life of having been justified and is now announced and trumpeted the whole cosmos to see and you are a warning according to Jesus Christ, that's Pastor Alan Wright welcome to another message of good views that will help you see your life will deliberate excited for you to hear the teaching today. In the series Galatians is presented at renewal the church in North Carolina able to stay with us throughout the entire program I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now.
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Now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright when we experience something that triggers that maybe were belittled or we fail at something, it just brings it back. You know the feeling I'm talking about is like this like there's a wash that comes over you and it causes you to become anxious or want to get away or just freeze up or whatever it does and you may have reactions to other people, even people that you love and you wonder why do you react that way.
And why do you have such a hard time controlling that reaction. What this research is showing is that when we live out of those old wounds. It is, it is involuntary response in the sense that it's not a conscious thought process is just the way our soul is reacting to what the gospel invites us into is to be so born anew through the grace of God that we literally not only have in God.
A new father. We have a new identity and Christ and there is a miraculous power of God who stands outside of time and who can at every point in our lives be at any point in our chronological lives.
Where in the power of the gospel touches every part of my history. This is what I believe is that God heals our memories that God, the gospel of grace establishes us with a new way of thinking the invitation of the gospel to you again today is for God, not just to cover old wounds, but to heal them so that you have a new way of interacting with the world. This is a big part of what Paul is describing when he says we have freedom in Christ, we are not bound by the old nature that was so infected by a lack of love and acceptance, but we are now made new in Christ knowing ourselves accepted in the beloved.
And the more you know yourself fully forgiven. You are set free from old patterns. Stand firm on the essence of the gospel and freedom comes into your soul. As a consequence, but if you spend all your energy just trying to get free from individual sins and fleshly temptations will lose that battle.
In fact, when you try to live that way you're actually putting yourself more and more under the law. Instead, what we need is more of the gospel more of the good news of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. For the more that you know your identity and Christ as an heir and Co. wherewith price the more your whole being is transformed and you live and respond to the world. You can act responsibly you can respond. You have the ability to respond not based on old trauma, but on new identity in Christ with the gospel is offering is a miracle, not a self-improvement plan a miracle. It is a process of tyranny that comes when we come under the law. Imagine the laws to be a tyrant. Here I give you Elise.
These six steps of the tyranny of voices. The tyrant first says if your under the law, you must not make a mistake or else around to be punished or not you're gonna be forgotten about you to be left out or else you're going to be isolated.
Roger don't have approval in the forms of bondage thinking associated with that lie are as simple as an anxious heart as deep as a compulsive disorder or debilitating fear. Secondly, that law tyrant says you have failed so you cannot be released to be blessed fully.
In other words, because you failed your under condemnation. If you think that your inability to keep the law has deemed you unfit and unlikely to ever be blessed. You will forever sabotage yourself from receiving very blessing that is at hand. Approximately 7 million girls and women suffer from an eating disorder up to 19% of college age women are bulimic eating disorders.
1/3 most common chronic illness amongst females. The latest survey show very young girls are going on diets because they think they're fat and unattractive. One American survey, 81% of 10-year-old girls had already dieted at least once a survey found that the single largest group of high school students considering or attempting suicide girls who feel they are overweight 25 years ago top models and beauty queens weighed only 8% less than the average woman now they way 23% less the current media ideal for women is achievable by less than 5% of the female population among women over 18 looking at themselves in the mirror.
Research indicates at least 80% are unhappy with what they see most of them will not be seeing an accurate reflection I'm saying is there's an enemy. The tactics of warfare to put you under the law says you need to be like this need to look like this and you need to act like this or else you are not acceptable if you try to win the battle on that level you will lose what need to do instead to say. Wrong battleground wrong system embrace the gospel of grace that says you accepted in the blob not when you look not when you pack and not your acts of righteousness, but Jesus Christ has died for you and made you acceptable. You are free and you are forever his no matter how you look, no matter how many times you fail you are forever guides you can't change it, and he delights over you and he rejoices over you and he hurts with you when you're hurt when you fall the picture backup. That's the gospel of grace reject the voice of the tyrant of the law rejected altogether. Please rejected and embraced the gospel. Third, the tyrant of the law says you failed your so ugly and unfit to look upon that now you must hide.
So now the bondage is taken a new level. You're now in solitary confinement got a thousand friends on Facebook and can't tell anybody what you really think and feel forth the law. Tyrant says you failed to keep the law so much that this now defines who you are, you might as well accept it. You are a sinner and you cannot escape your sin. This new level makes you a slave to the very send you most want to overcome. Fifthly, it grows to vest the law. Tyrant says you have so much sand that you cannot overcome you done so much that now you are not fully redeemable. God cannot love or fully forgive you. So if God cannot fully redeem you and bless you, then you must look elsewhere for your salvation and power for living.
Thus it is that idols are erected in our lives whether it be success, fame, approval, how we look, or any number of a million different idols. These things promised to empower us behind these idols lies our powers and principalities that feed on the very stronghold that they've created and they will seek to destroy you stand firm in your freedom.
Finally, the tyrant says the only way that you will feel better and get relief from this is to make somebody else feel the way you feel you become a slave to unkindness because shame to people. Shame people and hurt people hurt other people and you can become a slave to your own lack of self-control or your own critical manner and find yourself hurting people in relationships there so much at stake, stand firm in your freedom of the gospel.
Sass then he offers this statement is gorgeous.
First five for through the spirit by faith we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. This is worthy of of of a life of contemplation on this one verse that it's by the power of the spirit received by faith that we eagerly await for the hope of righteousness. He is making a link your freedom today in your capacity to stand firm in that freedom is massively linked to the hope of the gospel that Christian hope.
The certainty of future blessedness the deposit of the Holy Spirit, guaranteeing our inheritance in the saints that hope we live in that we live with and sets our way of thinking that liberates us today liberates us from temptation and liberates from the from the wrong thinking in liberates us from the tempter snare it is. It is an incredible credible thought. The idea that that hope is link to my freedom. How could it be it's in this hope is not wishful thinking.
Christians hope is that the whole mindset and way of living that we have, the more that we are assured of heaven. The more we are assured that we are heirs. The more we are assured the best is yet to come. The more we know that that we are moving towards that. The more we know it. Not only do we live with expectancy and joy, but the allure and temptation of fleshly things loses its power. Now the word is like kids that know that Christmas is coming. That's what hope is.
Christmas is coming and so is December 15 and the kids are all giddy and look excited to it and it's like my wife and I would I lancet if it weren't for the hope of Christmas is no way you will get me up in the attic to bring those boxes down one more time if I felt Christmas one going to come, that it just might come. There is an no way I'm barely willing to get the boxes down as it is, but it's knowing that Christmas is comment that makes me be willing to get out the Christmas tree decorations, and I know some y'all got so lazy that you got your tree decorated down the basement and yours will pull it out and pop it in the living room next year, but the kids what they do because Christmas is comment is they set all their attention on the fact that Christmas is coming and it changes things, it changes a lot of things when you when you know Christmas is comment.
Not only are you willing to do some work. You would be willing to do otherwise, but also some of the things that bother you that you get if you know you get not the wonderful array of presence in a couple days you're not. You're not so petty to be nagging about the little things you don't have right now you're so expected about what's to come. That's Alan Wright will have more teaching moment. Today's important series feel like something is holding you back if you lack an important scene that could change everything. Is there someone you love to sing stock to help them out what's missing blessing.
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How would I have a new body was I gonna be like just thinking about heaven and and afterwards. Is there one, as you said, I just wanted you to know that for some reason. After thinking about heaven.
All these messages that I've been able to lose weight. I haven't been able to in years.
I think about that lighthouse. I celebrated with dressing about later. I thought is that I mean is kind of counterintuitive. You might think a priest about heaven to measure by go out getting a new body who cares about this one bring out the Ben & Jerry's heavens got but it doesn't really work like that hope works like this so blast because I know that even if I'm going through a difficult time right now that some better Christmas is coming and therefore it changes the way I feel about myself today is what hope is what Paul Sanders is the hope of righteousness. He's made it clear all throughout Galatians we already justify which means were declared righteous because of what Jesus has done for us when we receive in faith, Christ saving work on the cross. We are justified. We are reckoned as righteous is not saying that we hope that one day will be reckoned as righteous, but he's talking about her eschatological art in times are ours are soon coming King. Our future home.
On the return of Christ on the blessed judgment day when you say that judgment day is you hear preachers talk about and threaten you with to get you to get more money and quit sending so much that day is going to be for every Christian. Your best day at your Christmas day incredible because now the very reality that you already have received in your life, having been justified and is now announced and trumpeted for the whole cosmos to see and you are awarded according to the merit of Jesus Christ, according to the hope of our righteousness, we are empowered to stand firm in our freedom today sent for, whereas legalism binds us by announcing our condemnation. Grace announces our new standing legally innocent because someone else took your punishment, whereas legalism says you failed so you must hide grace as your love no matter what you've done or look like so no need to hide ever you're already accepted legalism defines you as a center but grace redefines you and gives you a new name instead of calling you a sinner bound to your sin, grace because your royal priesthood and a holy nation, and when you see yourself as one who is holy and set apart under God. You want to be who you really are. Legalism defines you is irredeemable and invites you to idolatry, but grace announces your full freedom, and redemption. And when you are aware of how fully you are redeemed and that God has known everything that you ever done that's wrong and everything that you ever will do that is wrong and is still died for you and redeemed you and that there is no mistake that you've made that is irredeemable when you know this, it causes us to want to surrender to God's love. We can trust God like that and to see God is the one from whom all blessings flow. Legalism says you need to shift your shame by hurting someone else but grace says share your grace those who are forgiven much.
Forgive my those who have received much have much to give. Share the grace God is so good. I have just been enjoying watching Darnell's father again is coach celebrate and Shelton. That's my boy. Every time Donnell does anything at all. Good on the gymnastics floor and I want to invite you today to see God just like when you accept Christ. God becomes your father and you his child. He knows the hairs on your head in his every move you make is not to judge sitting there waiting to deduct points. He's the father who delights in his sons and daughters. He rejoices over you and lavishes you with affection and shouts to the whole cosmos. That's my boy.
That's my girl.
This is my one my child, in whom I am well pleased. This is the nature of God. He is the father who upon the return of the prodigal runs to meet and fall upon the shoulders and weep with delight and throw a party and invite everybody that they know and when there's an elder brother who won't come in. This is all I have is yours. Please come in for the father's heart is to delight in his children and to walk with them to pick them up and to coach them along the way. There is always nothing more remarkable. I could say to you of the gospel then because of the gospel of grace.
God is your father, but there is one more remarkable thing I could say and that is there for us Christians. It means that our father is also the judge of the event and I like thinking what would have been like if Yen Olivarez had been Donnell's judge, God sent Jesus Christ to die in your place so that when the score comes back. You get a gold medal and that's the gospel right in today's teaching Marie Dean from our series on Galatians and Allen Wright is back here in the studio. In a moment with us for additional insight on how this applies to our lives. In today's final words they with the power of blessing your life discovering God's grace filled vision for your life by signing rights, free daily address you want to fill your heart with grace and encouragement. Allen writes a daily blessing. It's free.
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Is there someone you love hissing stock invite to help them how much missing blessing. We all need faith filled vision spoken over you can learn how to embrace the will practice a blessing to Pastor Alan writes new book, it's a blast, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month. Allen Wright ministries once send you the I thank you for your donation. Make your gift today and discovered the power to bless the gospel is shared when you get to Allen Wright ministries this broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support. When you get today. We will send you to get a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Allen Wright ministries call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website Pastor our and dialect were in the series in Galatians and I think refunding some wonderful freedom. The truth of the gospel. Maybe for some of the cell and in a way that we've never heard quite like this before.
You know it's like this. Your great story from this is gymnastics and in the father looking in and leaping for joy want if God is not like that judge mental distant frowning deity one if you really is your father who only wants the best for you, who leaped for joy at every thought of every good thing for you and what if your father is also your judge, what this is saying because Daniel is is is cause for peace is cause for joy, and it is cause for aligning everything in our lives to be in relationship with the father, such as that today's good news message listener supported production Allen Wright ministries