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Overcoming Emotional Strongholds. Part 1

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January 6, 2021 7:00 am

Overcoming Emotional Strongholds. Part 1

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January 6, 2021 7:00 am

The Bible tells us to run away from temptation but when its coming from your emotions, theres no easy way to escape. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he talks about how feelings try to control us and how you can decide who directs them.

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What you wrote that Dr. Tony Evans talked about the danger of letting her feelings drive our faith long as long. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony-Dr. speaker Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative, the Bible tells us to run away from temptation when it's coming from your emotions.

There's no easy way to escape today.ribbons talked about how feelings try to control us and how you can decide who directs your thoughts, let's join him by all depression, discouragement, frustration, inferiority complex, lack of self-esteem, and on and on and on live by their now it is not the word stronghold not addiction. Addiction is the world's way of explaining you being in hostage.

You can shake you alcohol, drugs and sex.

Whatever it is. The only problem with that worldly word that the term addiction is used in the secular world suggests that the to my problem that I do not have the ability to get out of it because it not bad genes keeps it is a way of putting all what belongs to me the biblical word stronghold. What is the difference between fiction biblical word stronghold.

Also a spiritual dimension in addiction all assume that the sea that is cooperating with something billable on the things that is keeping me in the situation on addiction means you may not get out of its stronghold means spiritual right, the physical have to set me free. We want, stronghold specifically.

Today we want to overcome emotional strong first of all, the causes of emotional strong what most of us have in our homes. Smoke detectors smoke the technical it would be a sizable is so that you don't have the noise it would be advisable simply to get used to the noise become the alarming so that you can hear its voice and making a noise smoke letting you know you need to check out something else. The smoke detector is not concerned with it. Now it's concerned is breaking out. Don't check check with multiple straps in the life most people approach it wrongly because they wrongly people with emotional distress on suppression with denial. Now that's called repression with activities with distractions with TV programs with no so that they don't allow going all the your emotions if you make and you couldn't simply is not addressing the problem. The house emotions. The day that God has given so much for that something else is wrong with you as a lifestyle strong and not dealing with your emotions like spending all your time locating emotions on the way.

You know something is wrong and it's just a little.

The field of psychology and psychiatry major purpose of attempting to help people to this, what's wrong when done correctly, biblically without the second if you do just that, when done correctly, it just becomes a way to get you back next week when you go to the hospital and no good how you feel about you! He takes an x-ray to look a little. He probably was any BIOPSY because while your real name may not be the recall.

You want to get at what you do feel the way you feel not to live with you that you feel it because a motion what's this actually know something. Emotions are not something that is what is the cause of emotional strong. I did ask what is the cause of your emotional addiction. What is the cause of emotional stronghold not logically time when were all emotional strongholds that are not related to illnesses of the body are rooted in sin is the root of your sin something you didn't know what is rooted in somebody else's. They abused you when you were a child you got right. It what you rooted in what I call the spirit that if you live in a world of been so contaminated by sin, always showing up to take you down but it is the long-time female Bible all right. Let's open it up Genesis chapter 3, God created Adam and the environment flawless and that was only joy, no negative emotional experiences. Satan came on the scene to rebel against God for seven then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew they were and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves mowing coverings not compatible. Chapter 2 verse 25 the man and woman were both naked and were not ashamed.

Chapter 2 verse 25 and not ashamed. After they have rebelled against God. The influence of Satan for chapter 3 verse seven ashamed and applicable himself. So now we have the emotion of shame, entering into the human rights verse eight and they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden of the cool of the day and the man and his wife hid themselves in the presence of the Lord God among the trees up to God.

The Lord called and said where are you and he said I heard the sound of the garden and I was afraid because I would like. Now you have the emotion of never experienced before entering into the human rights chapter 4 Adam and Eve had a baby two baby boys came able. God didn't accept Cain's offering her school and Abel on his part also brought the first lot that portion of the Lord. Every God will be offering a babel 14 and for his offering he had no regard to Kate became very angry and so now you have the human race and public health event which we call today, depression so when he rebelled against God and Satan shame human rights human rights anger into the human rights and human rights. Why because the site in the light against. If you don't realize that you will go looking for that and if you don't go looking for that the alarm will go off you will never see the fire all emotional strong holes that are not logically rooting it up to the somebody else's or a contaminated environment in which you and that God asked Cain verse six.

Why are you angry, and why are you depressed if you do well, will not be lifted up, and if you do not wealth. Sin is crouching at the door and its desire is for you but you must master it. You get the point until you master said you never met the remote I tell you. Master said you'll never master your feeling on tell you master the thing that is because you feel the way you feeling what I thought somebody else will be up Satan will always have the ability to keep you feeling what happened to me when I was a child I was abused by my mother or father was raped I was betrayed. Why had a traumatic experience as a kid and what happened here emotional room… In our minds because what this Satan makes of your negative experiences and he keeps his finger on the replay button so that that figures play like a turntable and old box hello hello until it becomes a groove in the mind become the group in the mind when you drive on that. Not it handling and it expand and more and more because what happened in the wanted man played over and over and everything. Satan will do it to make sure you remind make sure you can't run away from you think you've got nothing like a TV show happened on the TV show that was what happened to you when you were to remind you that that happened to you how miserable you were to see how their lives were destroyed by use a lot more backdoor group prayer goes on to bring people into your life that went through what you went through that and they leave you with the victory you borrow from the big breaks because misery loves company. Did you bruise the gap.

He will make sure that that record keeps all when Dr. Evans comes back in just a moment to talk about the brand-new problems. Satan seems to pile on top of the old ones were still trying to deal with, but first I want to let you know that what you're hearing today as part of Tony's current teaching collection.

Your best you this five lesson compilation cannot only teach you practical ways to overcome emotional strongholds, but will explain how to break the power of deep-seated feelings that interfere with your faith and how to stop blocking the miracles between you and the turnaround you been praying for sure to contact us to make your contribution and your request or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 were members of our resource team are standing by around-the-clock to help you. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat that information for you after part two of today's message and this how do you share the gospel with confidence.

Once God's plan for our communities.

Why does the Old Testament matter to your faith today. Those are just a few of the questions you get answered when you enrolled in the Tony Evans training center and interactive online study experience with Dr. Tony Evans you can grow in your knowledge of God's word and learn to advance his kingdom agenda in your life.

Visit Tony Evans to get started today.

That's Tony Evans The second way all category of problems in the present.

You may not be struggling because the path you make dealing with multiple know if anybody should've been depressed should be possible. Reading first rent is 11.

He says in verse 23 that I have neighbors I had imprisonments beaten times without numbers often in danger of death… Received from the Jews 39 lashes 3 pounds. I was beaten with a rod. Once I was told three times I was shipwrecked, a day in the night I spent in the deep. I have been a frequent journey in dangers from rivers babel from Robert dangers from my countrymen data from the Gentile data from the city, dangers in the wilderness danger going to see dangers among false brethren. I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights and hunger and thirst without food, in cold and exposure to things that is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the charges and you think you had a bad hair day and said let me tell you about my life mass every day.

I got my life trying to bring me down every day, yet depressed with you want to throw in the towel even though he was going through the pain of the present because he learned something category of pain, fear of the future.

Just get about tomorrow. What if I get cancer. What if I have a heart attack.

What if one of my children dies, what if what if what you even though you know Matthew 634 said don't be anxious for tomorrow for the day has enough trouble of its own. What might happen what they place you have in the past, present and future pathologic youth to present my present don't get to the future well and Lord have mercy.

If you hostage all past, present and was the cure for my I'm tired of being an emotional dishrag without being scared in the morning and angry during the day.

Depressed at night. I'm tired of living on Prozac and value lithium ion on stuff to make the comfortably sick.

You don't sure emotional strongholds by denying that they exist because some people go to church and the preacher called them forward in a healing service and I say they have cancer in the present case that you admire is not really can't really cancel you better know that's what it is you don't deal with emotional strongholds by denying access. Don't tell me I'm not you know your way out of emotional strongholds, nor do you overcome emotional strongholds by overwriting them by getting something to distract you from it distract you. I'm depressed.

Let me go watch TV people get depressed and they cannot do that to cover it, deal with it. Let me do something that will pause me not to buy with you overcome emotional stronghold by avoiding things that bring them up know what Satan will always have another thing around the corner to bring it up again. I'm just saying that you cannot always run from it becomes a habit you have the right person in the right place at the right time to remind you that I'm taking some that many people don't know emotions don't have. What's this intellect, emotions are down. They don't think emotions what's this have to borrow for. They have to borrow thoughts in order to because they have no fault of their own emotions. Respond to what we think, therefore, if the motion of life who controls your life determines. Did you emotions is controlling the thoughts that emotions are piggybacking controls emotion will express itself is controlling your thinking you feel like you want your God is controlling your thinking you will feel like God want you to feel because emotions piggyback because of the man so that's why Jesus and you will know the truth you will you will know if you know not not just here, if you know the truth that that data set you free. It will set you free. In this case from emotional strongholds.

But you know the truth for some of you just discovered your identity in Christ. You never knew that truth before you went out to your own identity and you never know what rights was always at the field feel that way because he controlled by car to turn you down, you depressed the car back five minutes later we made a mistake. We read somebody else's. All results in the you will get your car loan.

Now you're happy while you depressed the first time become the information you got was not correct what you might say what he shouldn't have lied to me. Don't you know the devil is a liar from the beginning.

You Bible says he is a liar and he is the father of lies started to get your doing is leaving the true you feel, stay with us.

Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with the final story to ramp up today's message. Part of his current series your best. You remembered this short but powerful five message collection is yours with our thanks when you support the alternative with a contribution to help us keep bringing you 20s teaching every day to make your donation. Simply call us at 1-800-800-3222 were resource team members are on hand 24 seven to help you. That's 1-800-800-3222, or make the arrangements or you can also find out more about the Tony Evans training center that you heard about earlier in today's broadcast God gave us emotions for a reason and they're a big part of what makes us human, but Dr. Evans says they also make us vulnerable tomorrow will talk about how to find a healthy balance between our feelings and our faith right now, though he's back with an encouraging thought to ramp up today's program. Jesus says in John 1633 in this world you shall have tribulation, but then he finishes the but be of good cheer, crazy talk is, but you shall have tribulation and frustration, but it you make a choice that inspired things and in spite of what you're going through that control you have a bad day that that means that you don't get discouraged if you don't get depressed for me not being that brings you is me all my is by having such an in Christ and such a perspective on God that you know nothing of the last word. If not last. Going wrong in your life as long as there is not final statement.

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