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Overcoming Emotional Strongholds. Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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January 7, 2021 7:00 am

Overcoming Emotional Strongholds. Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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January 7, 2021 7:00 am

God gave us emotions for a reason and theyre a big part of what makes us human. But Dr. Tony Evans says they also make us vulnerable, and in this lesson, he will talk about how to find healthy ways to reconcile our feelings and our faith.

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If he most likely determine Dr. Tony Evans is even though we can't ignore bad feelings.

We don't have to surrender to God. You will feel like God. Emotions that this is the alternative Tony have another speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative, God gave his emotions for a reason there a big part of what makes us human Dr. Evans as they also make us vulnerable manual talk today about how to find a healthy balance between our feelings and our faith. Let's join way of explaining human alcohol or drugs to sex whatever it is worded that the term diction is used in the secular world suggests that, to my problem because it cannot bad genes keeps it is a way of putting all what belongs to me the biblical word stronghold. The difference between fiction word stronghold. Also spiritual dimension in addiction. Addiction means you may never get out of its stronghold means spiritual right, the physical have to set me free. We want to come stronghold. Specifically, today we want to overcome emotional strong when we look at three things very quickly today so that we can be on target and start over, the devotional strongholds. First of all, the causes of emotional strong all emotional strongholds that are not related to illnesses of the body are rooted in sin did not talk about addiction you will hear the normal 12 step program stronghold bad your emotion you like depressed in fear and anger that is rooted in Mount before you react negatively to that. Let me finish the root you something you didn't know what it is rooted in somebody else's baby 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 mental contaminated by sin, always showing up to take you down but none of the longtime female Bible all right.

Let's open up Genesis chapter 3, God created Adam and Eve environment flawless and that was only joy, no negative emotional experiences. Satan came on the scene to rebel against God for seven maybe on the boat a bit more open and they knew they were and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves glowing coverings not compatible. Chapter 2 verse 25 the man and woman were both naked and were not ashamed. Chapter 2 verse 25 did not ashamed after they have rebelled against God. The influence of Satan for chapter 3 verse seven ashamed and applicable themselves. So now we have emotion of shame, entering into the human race. Verse eight and they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden of the cool of the day the man and his wife hid themselves in the presence of the Lord God among the trees of God. The Lord called and said where are you I heard the sound of the garden and I was afraid because I would now you have the emotion of never experienced before entering into the human race. Chapter 4 Adam and Eve had a baby two baby boys came able.

God didn't accept Cain's offering virtual table on his part also brought the first lot portion of the Lord.

Every God will be offering available 14 and for his offering he had no regard to Kate became very angry and so now you have got entering into the human race and the public health event which we call today, depression so when they rebelled against God and Satan.

Shame the human race to the human mind anger into the human rights and human rights. Why human life and enter that because the site of stand in the light against. If you don't realize that you will go looking for that and if you don't infer that the alarm will go off and you'll never see the fire.

All emotional goals that are not logically rooting it up to the somebody else's way contaminated simple 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 well 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 your emotion until you master said you never master your feeling and tell you master the thing that is because you feel the way you feeling what your thoughts about the atmosphere.

Satan will always have the ability to keep you feeling so because of all emotional strong is rooted in somebody's somewhere that leads to a second of three points that I want to make the second point is the category of spiritual stronghold.

There are three general categories.

First of all spiritual strongholds are rooted in pain of the past what happened to me when I was a child I was abused by my mother or father was great.

I was betrayed. Why had a traumatic experience as a kid and what happened.

Emotional room… In our minds because once this Satan makes of your negative experiences and he keeps his finger on the replay button will category a problems in the present. You may not be struggling because the past, you make begin with what's going on right now you know if anybody should've been depressed should be possible. Reading first rent is 11.

He says in verse 23 is that I have neighbors I had imprisonments beaten times without numbers often in danger of death… Received from the Jews 39 lashes three, 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 danger from rivers data from Robert's 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 to many sleepless nights and hunger and thirst without food and cold and exposure the things that is the daily pressure on the concern with all the charges and you think you had a bad hair day. They said let me tell you about my life mass every day.

I got folk in my life trying to bring me down everyday yet depressed with you on the opposite want to throw in the towel even though he was going to the present category of pain, fear of the future, you scared about tomorrow.

What if I get cancer.

What I have a heart attack. What if one of my children dies, what if what if what and even though you know Matthew 634 said don't be anxious for tomorrow for the day has enough trouble of its own. You are to what might happen. You live in fear of what they place you have in the past, present and future, but the past will get you the present. My present don't get your future well. Lord have mercy. If you hostage all past, present and what's 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 men.

I am tired of on stuff to make the comfortably sick. You don't sure emotional strongholds by denying that they exist, nor do you overcome emotional strongholds by overwriting them by getting something more Pollock will distract you from it distract you, but I'm depressed. Let me go watch TV depressed and they cover it will have to deal with it. Let me do something that will cause me not to buy with no you overcome emotional stronghold by avoiding things that bring them up in a while. Satan will always have another thing around the corner to bring it up again, I'm just saying that you cannot always run from the site know it will bring the right person in the right place at the right time to remind you.

So what we do when those negative feelings seem inescapable with Dr. Evans will have the answer for us when he continues her message just a moment. Stay with us. How can the church answer the racial healing and reconciliation.

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What's this intellect, emotions are they don't think emotions what's this have to borrow for.

They have to borrow thoughts in order because they have no fault of their own emotions. Respond to what we think emotions like who control your life determines how you did.

You motioned controlling the thoughts that emotions are piggybacking control motion 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 that because of the man think so.

That's why Jesus said, you will know the truth you will you will know if you know not not just here, if you know that that data set you free. It will set you free. In this case from emotional strongholds. But you know the truth is 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 Bryce was always at the field feel that way because he controlled a few good men. The last scene, the trial scene when Tom Cruise is interrogating Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise looks straight at me I'd Jack Nicholson, you are not Jack Nicholson looked back at the handle when you come at this thing from what God says rather than what do you say this will ship out I had all of Israel Stanford bath powering flip-flops giant day David showed up, saw how big the lie said that man is totally different.

Joan of the Bible says what depressed when he got all say the preacher will be depressed when you leave the greatest revival in the remaining time all city yet say at one time the past. They want to God God and change their you upset you believe in a lot, you are thinking like the one you not think you like me to depressed individuals wrong thinking that has led to your wrong. John 1633 in this world you shall have tribulation so much might inhibit Jesus and I can say this in this world. If you live in here right now you still love you and you shall have tribulation and align preach if I tell you anything other than accept Christ and watch all your troubles away in this world you shall have tribulation with the Berks chief inspired and in spite of what you're going through the control that brings you JR is me.

In other words God can take the mass and trotted into America and not good look at the feelings can keep looking at you look at God and we did won't say what God is doing and he will keep an emotional will be in the predicament of Kwok place when you come to find encouragement site not be something of yourself together. Hebrews 10 for there one another, encourage one another to charge the place you come to find Vogel will keep looking at God when you Casey, but they will not focus on what you want to talk to somebody in their marriage found God to continue where God can show up what seemed like a possible marriage situation you want to find a Israel with the promise land because in the long report not to see God. Dr. Evans will come back with a closing song for us in just a moment is technically a story about a song, but he will be back there with us. In the meantime, I wanted to quickly tell you that the message you been listening to today as part of Tony's first teaching series of the year called your best. You, as I mentioned earlier are five full-length CDs or digital downloads. In this set can be yours with our thanks when you make a contribution to help us keep bringing Tony's teaching your way every day. Be sure to call us right away.

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The Bible declares the Lord has plans for our well-being to give us a future and a hope for tomorrow. Dr. Evans will point out that we can sometimes be our own worst enemy when it comes to receiving God's miracles right now though he's back with a few words. That'll probably sound familiar, are you all know my favorite soul singing group growing up with Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin no Otis Williams Melvin Franklin all available this I got sunshine on a cloudy day when it's cold outside. I got them out for me and talk about what you want to know. I guess you say what you this way. I'm talking about what it was. My butt outside, but I got up this you say relationship that is outside a small ship with all wanted because I'm gone on on a clouded day maybe.

Maybe Chevron maybe because they thought going right prescription may not be in when it's called not know what you want to make my job on a clouded with money you want to feel this way. It God's name did say with. It is made possible by the generous confusion

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