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December 18, 2020 7:00 am
120 Evans tells us what the Lord really this is the alternative Dr. Tony, author, speaker and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. A lot of people think God's offer to be close to us is too good to be true today. Dr. Evans explains how the devil perpetuates that attitude and what you can do about it. Let's join him as he talks about one of the six lies of Satan number two live perpetrator and the God God is holding out on you. The second half of chapter 3 and he said God said you should not from every tree stuck here for a number of reasons. First of all you got all quoting God's word not be surprised about that since even Jesus and the God of the first Adam who had not yet sin Adam never said what you think us who have a major problem with sin Bible teaching as long as it serves no purpose. A. You will notice the command of God is not simply give it.
Think about a question evidently appearing sincere processes by means such as strategy easy to miss one more question. The word not you shall not, of every tree in the God. Let's look at what God actually said. Chapter 2 verses 16 and 17 command, the man saying from any tree of the garden you may freely eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not permit you will shortly die go back to what God actually said the second thing is the first thing he said, as you may freely not all you could do what you could do this. The discussion of verse 16 and be in the -71 the goodness of God.
The restrictions of God.
The fact that God is holding out on her command to a question something for us to be harsh and restricted. Let's reframe the question what Satan is asking her if any limitations on restricted you as he held you back, you cannot do as her mind with about the goodness of God. This raises the question. The question in there and all just not let me eat whatever I will without some of the calls give me a call only eat up all the trees of the garden, one in the middle the tree of the knowledge of good and number of realities in this is not in this restriction that God gives us today as you will see first of all, freedom involves choices. The wonderful thing about living in America is that you have options. The wonder of the American experience and experiment is the opportunity at least one paintball but not realize an application, but the principle is that it is free to pursue life, liberty, and you can go after what makes him happy. He can come up with an idea, facilitated restrictions in a democracy. Limitations you not suppose the red lights, you could argue that life should not drive to read like I shouldn't shoot through a stop sign limit because they are simply in order to enjoy freedom that must be restriction so that you can maximize what freedom means freedom playtime as a baseline baseball player is free to play baseball, football player is not free to play football. No sidelines. There are some in the athletic game. You maximize the freedom to play the game.
God puts negative is to create the option to maximize freedom that must be the ability to choose the second reason why God must put a restriction in the garden is to remind man of his creaturely minutes restrictions make it clear who's in charge all of you with teenagers know that I can get blurry real quick because of the young person ought to rebel against the restriction and after a while it becomes unclear who is parent and child in all of us a bit of the position of having to remind our teenage God wanted to be clear that that was the major difference between man and God a big time difference.
God is transcendent God is you are not there is only one God, you are not that that would be a restriction site seeing the restriction zero, never mentioning the goodness of God's thoughts after him. The woman's idea that will be put into the woman's mind. 11 318 asking her to think he thinks about God's word.
He entered her mind when it does remind me, says the phone it creates you what you want a beautiful God admitting stop telling you what you can it not right girlfriend, a begins to interact with what the devil she begins to discuss. Think about it, meditate on it and makes three subtle changes in the thought process verse two and the woman said to the serpent from the fruit of the tree of the garden we may eat so possibly know the major flaw in the first line go back to verse 16 the Lord commanded the man saying any tree of the garden you making freely not just say you can size you can eat from tree God, the same one and it cost you. It's all free. I provided created and you can shop till you drop cousins offering by dropping the word freely. She minimize the provision of God. Many of us have lost sight of the goodness of God because we have been devil only seeing what we can, because all you see is what God has prohibited blinded you to all the privileges right next joys and opportunities of all the trees but because you got just like one thing you can you wake up mad at God, got your mate yet mad at God's people to slow when if you would look real close to saying the one thing you can have more treatment in a single godly tree in the middle of the God sitting right next to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the comfortable and later the tech called the tree of life. Sitting side by side the tree of life and the tree of law. Tree of life for them and submit fellowship and relationship with God.
The tree of the knowledge will good rules and bad, who offered the God wanted them to live in their lab based on the relationship life not based on a list. The problem with the tree of the knowledge of good legal ones and become the flop of the Trinity, but now they would live their life based on their own rules not based on an intimacy of relationship. The New Testament would call that the difference between law and grace with the launch rail, you got a list. The problem with the last is that it all and it never runs out you keep adding stuff to it and you got the sermon. This preacher got two more things for you list things would you give it up the good stuff that's on the list but all that good stuff.
The five ways to do this to 10 ways to do that 20 ways to do that for 30 when you don't even know what is what you wrote because God relationship with you to be to a list law relationship for you to be time to give grace and for your Christian life to be driven by your walk with you on the list word for this is called grace has to do with intimacy of relationship.
Many of us have discovered how miserable it is trying to live by law rather than living by abiding intimacy with you see these two trees represent two very different approaches to life through different approaches life. God says you will not live life with the knowledge of all the list of good in all of this, the bad and try to not do the bad and try to do the good people just be miserable. That's why Jesus didn't say keep my commandments.
He said if you love me, which made his driven rights. If you are not enjoying your Christian life is because you enjoyed name from the wrong tree. You know the good, bad, right you say of the Christian why am I so measurable. The trio room tree of relationship in the molecules. Paul says in Romans seven he said the board probably law that while it's good it can help you if you show your right to show you wrong. It can help you be better only a relationship abiding in the presence of Jesus Christ can make that Dr. Evans will have more force in the moment. The danger of relying more on rules than relationship through this year. The mission of the urban alternative has Nutri. Dr. Evans will not stop teaching and prepare you for the challenges you may face. We've all been affected by the major events of 2020.
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Let's join me overcome this subversion. God is holding out on me, Christian. Now I guess I'm supposed to be miserable when I get to heaven will be better. Until then, I guess the more miserable I am the most brittle and must be sound like the abundant life.
Jesus talked about. I have come to give you life and you give it to you more abundantly.
Like have enough misery than for you to be at.
We do you put things in the proper order.
Verse 16 says of chapter 2 of all the trees in the garden you may freely whenever you see that word free grace we been justified freely by his grace. Romans 36 Romans eight it's good thanks as if God has given us Christ will freely with him give us all things that sound like a tree you like to meet sound like the first side of the commandment. The first thing you should be talking about as a Christian is not the prohibition spent time talking about the goodness of God. All good things that he had provided costs that mean girlfriend only fought from one of the trees and that's why the Bible says Thanksgiving is to dominate the life of the believer, because in gratitude is the mark of the devil says look at what God is taken away from you a proper perspective says look at all stuff has given me for the first thing the children of Israel, was complaining.
We don't have ladies, we don't have a lot of you also don't have the Egyptians, only you would like to know me well sexual attitude and it shows because we rarely give thanks Bible says in first since God has given us all things to enjoy silica miserable person.
If God gave enjoyment. Don't apologize points don't feel bad for enjoying the guilt trip from the tree of knowledge mess you up all the stuff for free what the Bible says the biblical prohibition lived there all. But God has given it so easy to be ungrateful like the girl mother was trying to pray, she didn't want to pray mothers from the guilt trips I will think of all the children who don't have food close don't have parents like you just think about CM I am thinking about that. That's why they wanted me to pray it's real easy to be ungrateful. If I have any ungrateful kids you go out there and work and work and work and they get stuff for free, free food free housing, free close free gas in the car Josh because they're yours, and they may want to talk about the restrictions mocking Stanley John's mother let him know their teenager. Now you know how God feels about his kids to not write.really close and no shoes but all shows will close in time God is not just save all the worst situation. There's always a reason to give thanks and he says you come before me, and she knew they would look up all of the planning on getting bad thought about it a lot man got on the box.
One day he was about 90 would be a time she came to fight to somebody would be great if you will agree to give you grace. John Wesley will one day when he was ladies day.
I want to give you thanks.
I want to thank you thank you but didn't want to thank you much good thing all three like you Dr. Tony crushing Satan's claim that God is holding back on before we go for today. Let me quickly remind you about our special year-end offer the best of Tony Avenue and 2020 20 of Tony's most popular messages plus is powerful devotional book called for a purpose for special resource bundle is yours is or thank you gift when you support Tony's worker on the radio, on television and with pastors, their families and churches around the world.
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