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Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Mind

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March 18, 2021 8:00 am

Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Mind

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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March 18, 2021 8:00 am

The more we get to know someone, the more it seems like we're "getting into their head." In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains that the more we get to know God, the more his spirit gets into our heads. It’s a special look at what it really means to cultivate a spiritual mind.

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This is like depressions like to think that life of frustration like dictation Dr. Tony Evans comes at the cost of living by the flash point how it can be one bill. We don't have to pay according to the spirit will live like Jesus promised celebrating. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the more we really get to know someone more. It seems like were getting into their head will today. Dr. Evans explains why that's exactly the way it works with God spirit in our heads. Let's join him there is a dreaded disease out there that I don't even like to think about because of its implications, its Alzheimer's. Some of you have loved ones who have contracted this my deteriorating illness. What you see is people painfully wasting away.

When the mind goes when the mind goes, their capacity to live life function in life and maximize life dissipates with it is a hurtful thing for which at this time there is no real definitive cure. There is another disease out there we might call it spiritual, Alzheimer's is where the mind of Christians goals and they find themselves incapable of living the life of God. People really say really on their way to heaven, but can't seem to make work claiming the unsearchable riches of Christ, but Mark by perpetual rather than victory. God made all real. They just don't seem to work. Jesus made a staggering focus to give you life and to give it to you more abundantly give you a different kind of life that would be lived at a different kind of level and kind of life for us to believe that this different kind of level is supposedly no not exception that it is not supposedly for a select few of simple things it supposedly a man to every believer, regardless of race or class background is the abundant life.

A life full of meaning and purpose and joy. Three. To all.

Why do we regularly fail at enjoying the Christian life that we wind up inventory will talk about today I want to talk about sickness that can be reversed physical, Alzheimer's, wing don't have the key that you scratch all time is very reversible, was written by the apostle Paul is the crme de la crme of Christianity. He is the mission of a Christian man. He is some spirituality but it wasn't always that way. He was a man like you and me battling getting victory chapter 7 is about chapter 7 he talks about his goal to break out of the fee and makes me feel good that apostle Paul that I know spiritual person can until Vegas, the key to spiritual victory.

This key you to the victorious, abundant, meaningful, productive, exciting, Christian life going in and out back and forth, up and down just like we do show you what I mean in chapter 7, he says, verse 15 for doing do not understand I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing. I know I should know, I really don't want you doing something in writing of the believer in Christ living in different thing. I don't want to do. I'm agreeing with the law. The law is good is just not good like the press in verse 18. I know that nothing good dwells in me the willing is present with me.

I want to do right. I wanted to write but doing nothing is not what I want to know first 19 oh now evil that you will one that may raise the question when you Christian, but if you practice the evil you don't want to do.

He says because there is a principal verse 21 writing with me down without really live that the law of God, the expectations of God. The guidelines of God wills it got really good. I was 23.

This is working in the body, waging war against the law of my mind and making the law of my members, and so he screams out my frustration and wonderful man that I am me going to write on Sunday and Monday really make me make a million people do good, I'm enjoying life with my flesh on fallen flat on my face.

Now in verse 20 induces you and me to one of the most common section of Scripture. This is a life transforming concept with possible you may also may help others understand how the Christian life to get like the Christian suppose that is to thank you. Chapter 7 verse 24 that is right now. No nation. For those in Christ, why for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus you free from the law of sin and is operating in order to make this thing works and finally comes back as a law of the Spirit, he says, verse four, so that the requirements of the law. God's standards might be fulfilled in us who do not want. According to the flesh but according to the spirit flesh is like a bad in law you can get rid of me that when walking about the flesh, not only you knew you when you run for election as a you can happen becomes by the spirit is real simple. You share God's point of view on the subject.

That's the mind of the spirit you decide you want to respond to that you responded when walking in the right correction. My body is want to do this. My body have been used to not doing this, we tend to shut down just shut down and stop it because my body. Now Jim inside the shed on the subject will respond to you all will know that things got Jesus same spirit and he said you can also raise up your mortal bodies that if not let you live based on your flesh and also many of us are living for so long, sometimes with bad attitudes. We live angry we live, we live is become a way of life and justify I'm supposed to be justified or habits or addictions anymore. The counseling session in the resurrection, you will share in the divine viewpoint you must decide what respond as though Christ will respond to that point, called the Holy Spirit to turn the original now the engine revs up and you have power to drive the front porch so brethren the Christians, we are under obligation to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if we live according to the flesh, you must die, but if you live by the Spirit, you are putting to death the deeds of the flesh, and you will die.

Talk about your nonfunctioning in the human body, spiritual spiritual death means separation from God separation from God produce produces a life of depression, a life of anxiety, life frustration, a life of irritation produces a life of addiction.

It produces all the killing elements of like the public. God is so far away that you won't see any activity working in your life. Spiritually, so we got in husband's and we got Dan wise, we got the children we got did leave. As we got did attitudes. We Did this we got did that, not only people going to happen with only dental why because we live according to the flesh we go to church. According to the spirit we live according to the flat when you live you because you're at with God is with God and God will protect his week live according to the spirit. You will you will get the why Jesus promised to explain the abundant life like that. Let me know like about problems that the abundant life means a life with the problems don't control you when you don't live under the circumstances, you walk the walk. You don't drown it.

Jesus says in this world you will have tribulation Gucci green anyway.

Guess what I've overcome, the disparagement of single I've overcome your bad marriage.

I've overcome the disparagement of the situation. I will accomplish the disparagement of your attitudes and actions. I have overcome the problem is when you leave church you go back to that old flesh. You go back to the human. Wonder what everybody else thinks one of the magazine section 10 2026. If you want to know is you from the Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a look at how we can have what he calls our own private Easter, but first I wanted let you know that today's message is the start of a series Tony's bringing your way called life in the spirit. It's an eight lesson collection focusing on what happens when you not only have God near you, but in you, few Christians really understand how to tap into the power, peace and presence of God through the spirit but would like to change that for you today. Visit us right make a donation toward this ministry and will say thanks by sending you the complete life in the spirit series on both CD and digital download, and as a special bonus will include a copy of Tony's powerful book called the fire that ignites. In it he explains how God's Holy Spirit enabled the disciples to become bold martyrs who change the world and how that same power today can transform you from a spiritual sleepwalker into a wide-awake witness able to make a real difference. Don't put it off because the special double offer will only be available for a limited time, visit or call her 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 20 will come back with more of today study right after this with the new Lois Evans legacy Bible study seasons of a woman's life.

Crystal Harris and Priscilla Scheier take their mother's classic book and expanding into a life-changing Bible study in DVD series to help you through the veering seasons of every woman's life, including times of growth, knowing that often require us to be uncomfortable and require us to do things done before stretched beyond our own God takes us from one season to another ask for your copy when you get to the urban alternative today. You can find out more about the seasons of a woman's life Bible study package. Tony back to Dr. Evans to have them share what they call the respondent like Christ and now you can call upon to my life says in verse six for the month flesh is that the month of his life and things will know what the reader what will happen.

Jesus was asleep, regardless of stormy weather like this you'd like of them across what you get when Jesus did you like because you set your mind and spirit. Which means you walk in the spirit you get, happy person. You get. Love love love is this the father has the promise that we should be called the sons of God you feel loved. A lot of us struggle with feeling love.

We met were low, we were in love, but that makes friends and lovers.

We don't have relationships and we feel all alone usually feel let alone if you knowing by God because you will feel that love because I love seems so far away. You don't seem to have life intimacy you get intimacy with life 3D movies you go to movie to get those glasses when I do those glasses. The thing came off the screen like this it right in front.

He thinks they could just reach out and grab the gravity think is really what it was just taking the image off the screen and given another dimension to look like it was right in front of reach out and grab it because it was because it was seen for many of us, God is on the screen out the way out. That happens, we know we crave the way out.I love God, but when it comes to a 3D experience sitting close enough to touch his way out some that we got a piggyback off of somebody else's test.

We gotta get excited about somebody being close to God because we don't know what it feels like it is not been settled spiritually and be intimate is in verse one to spirit set you free me let me love you jail or prison that's been holding all these years. The prison of disparagement, the prison of anxiety of addiction. The princes get so used to being in jail you think that the only home James Dutton was imprisoned. It only became a big movie stuff James Dutton was imprisoned and ask you some improvement become a pigsty like this when you got out of prison, who became a major motion picture stuff I never met that cell become. He said all the people would decorate my wall that would consist help some of us have been imprisoned so long prison was imprisoned, was imprisoned in a empowerment ability to frame is limited to no longer Bible, just make just getting back on my one because the Holy Spirit empowers when he connects with instances that the life of Christ might be in your mortal bodies, how you doing you share the viewpoint of God on the subject. When you think is God's viewpoint.

Now you will be only opening your Bible on Sunday.

Now you have read open on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or maybe twice on Thursday to see the supernatural resurrection on this matter I will do everything I can to discover God's viewpoint, make a conscious decision to respond. Likewise, respond to the Holy Spirit. Christ, the son Trinity has now lost to get you about the great blue filled with helium. When you fill them with helium, you know, if you let the babies go and fly right out of roof right outside of in the open and just keep going when you go to purchase the billing for keeping God's Holy Spirit helium with God. Point domain viewpoint and just just not going anywhere. God wants us to have a group of resurrected people who have been supernaturally given the spirit of God share the viewpoint of God because they want to respond like Christ convince resurrection when you get your own private Dr. Tony happens talking about the kind of life we can experience when we cultivate a spirit filled mine and a place to begin. That is to start with a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. If you're not sure what that means. Dr. Evans would like to help you cut through the confusion by explaining it in clear, simple terms, just visit Tony and follow the link that says Jesus you'll find everything you need to know, including some free resources that can help you in your spirit filled journey again that's Tony Avenue and just reminder the message you heard today as part of Tony's current series life in the spirit as I mentioned earlier, it's available right now, along with his corresponding book about God's Holy Spirit the fire that ignites will send them both to you as a thank you gift when you make a donation toward keeping this broadcast coming your way each day. Be sure to visit us at Tony Avenue and start or to make the arrangements before time runs out or call us at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our friendly team members, assist with your request.

Again, 1-800-800-3222 God wants to energizes to live life by his power, and next time Dr. Evans will explain how we can get closer to God spirit which naturally moves us farther from any chaos we been living in hopes of joining the alternative with Dr. Tony Avenue brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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