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Walking in the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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March 19, 2021 8:00 am

Walking in the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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March 19, 2021 8:00 am

In this lesson, you’ll join Dr. Tony Evans as he talks about what happens when God energizes us to live life by his power, including a look at why getting closer to the spirit moves us farther from the chaos we've been living in.

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If you will be a very Dr. Tony adventures we don't turn into helping believers by changing from the outside in. God wants us to do it a different way. Because this power to move forward?

Celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative, God wants to energizes to live life by his power today. Dr. Evans tells us how we can get closer to God's Holy Spirit, which naturally moves us farther from any chaos we been living in.

Let's join him as he explains Cemetery and among the dead, you will discover the living people who work there.

People who take care of the grounds. These are living people operating among the dead, they are facilitating that even though they very much are alive.

Unfortunately today, many Christians who are alive are living in spiritual cemeteries. They are living among the dead, they are finding it difficult to get out of the graveyard of that circumstance's not that they want to be there.

Recognize that they should be there just gotten so used to being there that the thought is maybe there's no hope ever to be released from this environment of death.

So the fundamental principle of maximizing and enjoying and benefiting from the eternal life that abides in the believer is whether you're walking by the spirit or walking. Bob says in chapter 5 verse 16 but I say, walk by the Spirit you will not carry out the desires of the flesh sidewalk by the Spirit, and you won't have the desires of the flesh is not the spirit, and you won't have to obey the design is all that has been contaminated by sin. What Paul called in Romans seven the body of the verse 18, but not by the spirit you are not under the law under the law. That is trying to follow rules, you will be a very happy Christian not because of something wrong with the roles that God will let me that goodwill, but he said is that what God is still upset don't you face the temptation of touching the rule actually got you more excited to disobey. Why, because the Bible says one sees the role sin is stirred up in the sweep dust started up trying to clean up.

Says it dominates you under this little nest rate.

Why because the spirit provides the power to move forward? Because God is going to keep the law for you and through you.

So you have to make yourself.

Keep it and enables you to keep it because there no the higher laws called the law of the Spirit in Romans chapter 8 that is the supernatural engaging that God brings to bear in your life to deal with what the flesh cannot deal with my job some years ago was to clean the top they came out with this product. I remember the name of it all I remember is it says it works. You don't have to give me some and let me try to visit it works. You don't use it around the ring in the top and medicine. In the thinking was to fix now Slidell when I was using previously required not human effort to get cleaned using the problem, flesh and spirit, the flesh, but I'm really look to better this time walking by the spirit doesn't suck it up so that they can be righteousness, peace and joy in the holy ghost when the last time God supernaturally delivered you from that you could deliver yourself from, but if you could fix it. How do you know it was God could many non-Christian do what you did will be better like you he says is right under all that is on the vision we do is make a sin get the more determined to do better the more you just start up problem the more determined and is why so much hard work going to do today will start nothing. Even if you don't do it you will be think about. He says in chapter 5. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident. None of contrast that with verse 22 but the fruit of the spirit is he now contrast how when you're walking in the flesh walking in the spirit. He says this is not something you have to guess that is not something you have to wonder about this is something you have right and evidence would be the flesh, and the three categories sexual superstitious and social. Please notice the flesh flesh expresses itself so you know you will being controlled by the flesh is because this is what the flesh produces so you go down the list and find out where you immorality, impurity, sensuality that's been on the Internet, idolatry, anything that Takes Pl., God in your life. Sorcery enmities, strife, jealousy, outburst of anger, disputes, dissensions fractures always plus the cost in reading between jealousy and envy and jealousy is not feeling bad about the progress of another being is interrupting their progress emptying takes jealousy to the next level goodness. I don't care what your father was a drunk did not think that this would be to the flesh, carousing, and things like these, and I want you, that such people do not inherit the kingdom of God. Nothing never misunderstood Fred say such people to enter the kingdom.

He says that people don't inherit the kingdom to inherit for them in.

All you have to do the into the kingdom of God is to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior to inherit.

It means to enjoy its benefits. What is if you leave the flesh you don't get to enjoy the benefit of being the king you may be, but you're not enjoying being the benefits of the kingdom are not growing to you. You sing about a happen is you have to sing about a joy to know how to sing about a polyp you have this thing about authority that you don't have to. You have not, even though you may be it. So look at your life and look at ways in which you living in the flesh. If you mean all the time on real time fussing all the time constant all the time if you got bad attitude all the time. If you don't grandma my new gray granite if it's gotten absolutely nothing to do. This is the CN one reason we don't like is complete all on some now say is circumspect. It's well with you. That's causing this. We have ownership with no way around taking ownership. Could you got a single God says about. So what usually is. You gotta say is maybe as many as we stand and in prayer. If flesh because unless you discover what God says about it you in the flesh it out in the spirit/the spirit watches them notice anything about the difference between verse 19 in verse 22, but word is plural work through his singular but he is nine things the fruits of the spirit and nine things that we could be the all the flesh like buckshot all around. Why, because all of these become disconnected disjointed one minute you got this when things are random when the home as it takes all three produce and why, because now I because the Dr. Evans will have more force on the difference between deeds and fruit when he continues her message just a moment. In the meantime, if you like to dig deeper into what we been learning. We put together a perfect package of resources that can help you do just that. It begins with Tony's current teaching series life in the spirit. These eight messages show how God's Holy Spirit takes up residence inside us to focus our thoughts empower us to face life's challenges transform the way we live and help us grow and mature fully dedicated followers of the Lord. Along with these audio lessons available both on CD Digital downloads. We've also bundled a quick but powerful read. It's Tony's book on how the Holy Spirit can charge us up from the inside out and it's called the fire that ignites this important teaching isn't communicated as often or as thoroughly as it should be.

That's why were making it available as our gift to you and appreciation for your contribution toward our ministry. Just visit make your donation and letter sent you life in the spirit and the fire that ignites again. It's Tony or call us.

They are night at 1-800-800-3222 let one of our friendly team members, assist with your request. That's 1-800-800-3222. I'll have that information for you again after part two of today's message and this makes it clear that you know what it's fathers all the way to Tony. Having says that what becomes of the next generation of men depends on what happens with this kind of man write down with the help of Tony Evans training centers course called me to see past the bony images of manhood society surrounds us with and become the loving leader in a white family would want. As with all of our courses.

There's an in-depth study material. You can work through your own pace. Lots of exclusive content from Tony tightly focused Q&A videos and online form, you can collaborate with other students. It's almost like having a seminary on your smart phone, check out the free course called kingdom man, and the growing list of other subjects waiting for you Tony today linked to Tony Evans training center will place the fruit of what you do the activity work. This is what you fruit is not everything one is always visible. You've never seen in the know when you get out and repair.

It's recognizable bad. The character of the tree of which it is a part of what the oranges aren't pairs. The fruit reflects the nature of the tree for beneficial words somebody else wants to pick up the message rotten so that somebody else can bite for the benefit of these because they are generated and you wind up eating you like that is growing to become greatly grown to become happily become orangey. They simply let the tree do its thing and the tree produces becomes a natural role that particular tree fruit drink produce fruit.

Fruit tree and fruit is one of the spirit. When notice what you have low joy instability when you use them in a confusion piece harmony when it used to be functional patients. The rot out of this. Don't have to be mean all the time. This is not the undependable becomes dependable mass will control all price was 20 point flesh with its passions and desires. Why because you have a total right inside the spirit come to conclusion the novel I think if you say you, life of the spirit of God. God loves you spirit also by the spirit that made me but not on the outside because of the spirit in all determining the subject does not respond like the point and calling on the Holy Spirit. The decision based on the discovery when you are now natural takes over. Another way you can start using manual transmission of automatic work on something you try this some legal trucks you decide know you and your flesh who have this contract was okay to determine now what ever faced an issue in my life, my circumstances, to identify God's view on the matter.

To make the decision to respond as Christ respond to that you call on God the Holy Spirit to empower the decision I'm going to start operating when you first got out will be like a baby learning to walk.

When babies think wrongful management to stand up these get wobbly and falls back that becomes very mechanical. At first, like real mechanical first person it will be a smooth flow because you're not used to walking see me calling Christian churches start walking on this. I'm say start walking by the spirit and scope used to this, you get a lot used to get on your knees, you will discover that that will give you the ability for the flesh to the longer gonna let you get tired of trying to determine a difficult time to try to try you tried everything to drive 12 steps and 20 Full Steps You Tried Dr. This is not the folk would not count. Could you not read what what if you try and you are willing to walk in the spirit that is only by the spirits point of view, not a human point of view because you want to see the supernatural and not trying to make this one is for you. The boss was not ready yet three years from now when you decide to walk in the spirit after you discovered that on your best day.

All he could do was Gobble taking back in the same word for Scripture Michael J. His method is not if you ready to change just Dr. Tony happens wrapping up today's message called walking in the spirit. You know, learning to live by God's strength rather than your own does have an important prerequisite.

Tony's back right now to share with that is if you been listening to our broadcast and you have not personally trusted Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins so that he can give you the gift of eternal life right now I want you to go to God and transfer your trust from any and everything else except the son of God, who died on the cross for your sins and rose from the dead.

In fact, I will say little prayer you can repeat after me just have to mean it for yourself.

Heavenly father, I know I'm a sinner and that I can't save myself. I believe Jesus Christ your son died on the cross in my place four months and I know trusting him alone to forgive me and to give me the gift of eternal life that he promised to give to anyone who came to him for it. Thank you for saving me and help me from this day forward to live a life pleasing to you. Congratulations welcome to the family. God bless you and that goes for all of us here at the alternative, we encourage you to connect with a good Bible teaching church so you can grow in your faith and knowledge. We also invite you to visit and click on the link that says Jesus there.

Don driven chest further words of encouragement to share and plenty of downloadable resources to help you in your journey. Today's message was all about life in the spirit. And if you're ready to get past the mystery that surrounds the subject. You can learn exactly who the Holy Spirit is how we receive him and what he can do in our lives to do so. I encourage you to take advantage of that special offer. I mentioned earlier, the CD and digital download versions of this eight message life in the spirit collection and Tony's powerful and insightful book, the fire that ignites will send them all to you as our gift to make a donation to help support our work here on the air, and around the world get all the details and make your request or call our resource request line 1-800-800-3222 helpful team members are always on hand to assist with your request, so give us a call anytime this convenient for you again., 1-800-800-3222. There's a lot in the Bible about the dangers of drunkenness, but on Monday Dr. Evans will talk about the kind of intoxication. God actually endorses. Hopefully with the alternative with Dr. Tony celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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