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Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Mind

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March 21, 2021 8:00 am

Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Mind

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March 21, 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 and attention Dr. Tony Evans comes at the cost of living by the flag when Tela can be one bill. We don't have to pay according to the spirit will live you will get 500 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. 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 life of God. People really say really on their way to heaven, but can't seem to make it work who claim the unsearchable riches of Christ, but Mark by perpetual rather than victory God make-believe real. They just don't seem to work. Jesus made a staggering promise to give you life and to give it to you moribund I give you a different kind of life that would be lived at a different kind of level and this kind of life that's to believe that this different kind of level is supposedly no not exception that it is not supposedly for a select few of super things.

It's supposed to be up to every believer, regardless of race or class background is the abundant life.

A life full of meaning and purpose and joy. Three. What you all. Why do we regularly fail and enjoying the Christian life that we wind up inventory let's will talk about today I want to talk about a sickness that can be reversed physical, Alzheimer's, wing don't have the key to that yet spiritual all time is very reversible. Romans eight was written by the apostle Paul. He is the crme de la crme of Christianity. He is the mission of a Christian man. He is the effects of 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's then I know spiritual person can struggle until Vegas, the key to spiritual victory. This key you to the victorious, abundant, meaningful, productive, exciting exuberance, 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 what I am doing do not understand I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I know I should know, I really don't want to build something in writing of the believer. His writing of a follower of Christ living in verse 16 do the very thing I don't want to do. I'm agreeing with the law. The law is good is just not good to get downright depressed.

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 build verse 19 the very able 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. He says because there is a principal verse 21 writing with me.

I couldn't turn down without really live that the law of God, the expectations of God. The guidelines of God wills it got really good, but I got those 23 this is working in the body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of my members, and so he just screams out my frustration and those 24 man that I am me know exist to write on Sunday and going out doing wrong really not please God make me make a million people do good Christians call the drug has been the Christian is called pornography over the Internet has been the Christian is caught in his battle with what the artist I got a charge from still trapped throughout EOM still trapped and I'm still all wretched man that I am going to get this with Leesburg. Thanks be to God, he discovered he found he said thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord, so that on the one hand myself with my mind with my mind and forget that with my lunch and serving the law of God will be on the hand with my serving the Lord's is what you use that determines whether you mama I'm enjoying his life with my flesh on fallen flat on my face. Now in verse 22 induces you and me to one of the most common section of Scripture in the Bible.

This is a life transforming concept with a simple as possible for you and me also to help others understand how to live the Christian life to get the life the Christian suppose that is tied to the final few chapter 7 verse 25: there is right now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.

Nothing good. Why for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and he says that clause operating got understand in order to make this thing works and follicles of seven is a new law of the Spirit which law you writing my determines how one must look at it this way, the law of sin and death must like the law of gravity. Gravity do pull you down no matter what you do. Gravity of going up pull you down you jump gravity said come back and pull you down. You know everything and I will record might get all excited on Sunday and jump. I'm a little God before Monday, gravity pulled you my new years resolutions you gravity for pull you down the loss always pool you no matter how high what he says is another law and he says this law overrides. He calls it the law of the Spirit, and he says it sets you free from the law of sin and overrides gravity that is spiritual REMIC, the gravitational pull of overrides. We've all been there. Gravity's is what comes up must come down.

However, when you get on an airplane is another law must come now, but when you play the law mixed kicks in.

It says it will speed with the last you will be able to climb gravity flow and you will take to gravity.

Gravity will no longer depict what you claim not being gravitational is just stop being in control because the law dynamics sets you free from the law of the rate operates by the law of the Spirit see, but the reality of the law of sin and pulling you down place will still be relational it will not want to begin to look forward because the law is the answer to my problem. Tell me how I can no longer be the way I like how I can.

He says, verse four, so that the requirements of the law God standards might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit and defeat that when walking about the flesh not by the spirit. First of all, involve the direction because when you walk in you going somewhere that once the direction of the walking in the spirit it means you're walking toward Christ likeness. The goal of walking in the spirit.

I want to think and act like Christ in the spirit that must be the precise goal or direction. Not only does it involve the direction it involves the dependency why because when I walk I put 1 foot in front of another fort, meaning all my weight on that made for that step class arrest on this leg to get me where I want to know so why not only will the direction of Christ likeness involves leaning on the power not your all a direction but it involve the dedication with one step of Michael walk. Walking continuously becomes a way of life. That's why called walking in the spirit it becomes a way of life seek to what we do what we do is become the church and get about walk in the spirit we leave church and walking in the flesh is real simple. You share God's point of view on the subject. That's the mind of the spirit you decide which one responded that you have Christ respond that one walking in the right direction. My body is want to do this.

My body have been used to not doing this. Looking at my phone to shut down my body just shut down and stop it because my body.

Now Jim inside the shed.

Christ is on the subject respond my Chrysler respond to you way and Asian take this all will know that things.

The got Jesus things. Anything 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 supply got a reason to be justified or habits or addictions anymore. The counseling session. The resurrection you will share the divine viewpoint you must decide what respond as though Christ respond to that point, called the Holy Spirit to turn the original now the engine revs up and you have power to drive to Houston front porch.

Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a look at how we can have what he calls her 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 our growth and require us to be uncomfortable and require us to do things we haven't done before stretched beyond our own and to meet. That's how 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 shipped Tony up in stock or back to Dr. Evans so brethren the Christians we obligation to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 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. It means separation from God separation from God produce produces a life of depression, lack of anxiety life of frustration, a life of irritation produces a life of addiction. It produces all the killing elements of life. God is so far away that you won't see any activity working in your life. Spiritually, so we got Dan husband's and we got then 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 because we live according to the flesh we go to church.

According to the spirit. But then 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 will get the why Jesus promised to explain the abundant life like that not mean I like about problems that the upon that likely a life with the problems don't control you when you don't live under the circumstances you walk, you don't drown 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 actions. I 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 2020 vision from the day to have the mind of Christ as the ship with a goal of responding like Christ and now you can call upon to my life. What he says in verse six for the month. Flesh is death, but the month of his life and peace brings know what the reader what will happen.

Jesus was asleep in the piece is called regardless of stormy weather.

Life is like a acrostic when 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 what manner of love is this the father has stowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God you feel loved.

A lot of us struggle with the law. We met were love, we were loved by Danny's friends and lovers. We don't have relationships that we feel all alone. You should feel, let alone if you knowing love by God because you feel that love because I love seem so far away. You seem to have life. I intimacy you get intimacy with life 3D movies you go to movie negative glasses when I do those glasses. The thing came off the screen like this it right in front. He thinks that you don't reach out and grab the gravity thing 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 us reach out and grab it because it was the half but it was the because it was seems to for many of us, God is on the screen out the way up in heaven. We know we greatest unsolvable way out for Leaving.I love God, but when it comes to a 3D experience sitting close enough to touch his way out for some that we got a piggyback off of somebody else's test. We gotta get excited about somebody help me close to God because we don't know what it feels like I'm on is not been settled spirit to leave the hospital. What he feels and be intimate freedom and the reason verse one to the spirit set you free to me let me why you jail or prison that's been holding all these years.

The prison of disparagement, the prison of anxiety. The prison of addiction. The present the print what you get so used to being in jail you think that's the only home James Dutton was in prison, you know, we became a big moving stuff back James Dutton within prison and ask you some home improvement become a pigsty like this when you got let out of prison and became went from a pretty major motion picture stuff that he saved Wilson. I never met that cell become. He said other people would decorate my wall that would limit but knew that I would consist help some of us have been imprisoned so long as all and we have always lived in prison. Prison was in prison. Grandmama was in prison so I guess I'm supposed to be set free is free and you buy me any empowerment you will be the ability to frame is limited to no longer be hard. Bible said that you are, the Bible says you all just make you not. Probably just getting by my conquerors. What the Holy Spirit empowers when you connect with instances that the life of Christ might be in your mortal bodies. How you do is rinse anything you share the viewpoint of God on the subject. When you face the topic is and what is God's viewpoint. Now you will be only open your Bibles 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 about it, make a conscious decision to respond. Likewise, respond to, viewpoint, call the Holy Spirit to give me you want to be like Christ, the son Trinity has now joined Boston 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 roof right outside of fish in the open and just to go when you go to purchase the time they go, how they keep being tied God's Holy Spirit. When helium like yeah yeah I did not know with God through point domain viewpoint and just disclaimer not going anywhere. God wants us to have a group of resurrected people who have been supernaturally given the spirit of God who shares the viewpoint of God because they want to respond like Christ didn't see what 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 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 our 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. Next time, Dr. Evans will explain how we can get closer to God spirit which naturally moves us farther from any chaos we've been living in. I hope you'll join the alternative with Dr. Tony have celebrating 40 years of faith, generous contributions of listeners like you

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