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Recognizing the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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March 26, 2021 8:00 am

Recognizing the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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March 26, 2021 8:00 am

God’s spirit is alive and active in our world today, but Dr. Tony Evans says that some of us just aren’t able to recognize it. Discover in this lesson what it takes to see evidence that greater is he that is in you.

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Dr. Tony Evans talked about what it takes to see evidence greater is he that is in you is celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony have authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas and president of the God spirit is alive and active in our world today. Dr. Evan says whether or not you recognize what he's doing may depend on how closely identify with him. Must listen as he explains today all I want to get a bag of potato chips and said for these many callings I can have a bag of chips. I put some coins in the vending machine only cover I got 1/4 of a bag of potato chips and three quarters of a bag of where I was to see.

They said it was a bag to call the bank to pay for bag. When I got was much less what I bargained for this section is a major concern for the Christian because whether you are operating in the truth will have a lot to say about whether you are experiencing Fellowship with the same see God is true that we can only fellowship with Satan is a liar. He is the father of lies. He wants to perpetrate a lie in order to disconnect from the train because of the disconnect you from the truth.

A disconnection from with himself and deception. I thought I was talking to Dave from first John chapter 4 the first six verses believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets that have gone out into the world. John said that spirits must be tested to validate the authenticity spirits with false prophets. Those who declare to speak on behalf of God to speak on behalf of the truth on June many of them have gone out into the world so we say don't believe everything you you got to the test. The reason why it's important is because the shipment God's salvation. Your salvation is secure. If your say something much deeper, because the book of first John concerns itself with spiritual intimacy. One of the reasons why intimacy my God often seems a long way away that will functioning in deception and not in the because God is true that the devil is a liar when you are functioning and allow your functioning out of fellowship with God, which is why in verse six he says we are from God knows God listens.

That is the knowledge of the experiential knowledge of God, not just the informational knowledge of God, because you are listening, he says to the truth.

The issue here that John wants to address relative to our fellowship with God. The issue of truth spiritual conclusion that reaches weather and no mother and somebody's homestead must be put to the test. By this, you know, verse two says the spirit of God see to the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit's job to make sure we are can the role of the Holy Spirit to give us an assignment so that we know that ain't right. This is true. This is not true. Discerning role of the Holy Spirit is called in chapter 2 of first John, the anointing, the anointing is like your alarm at home when it goes all you know somebody is coming in when the smoke detector goes off you know something is awry when detector goes all, it sounds a beeping sound alarmed that must be checked out the house alarm goes off. Check it out smoking on the check out another technical is checked because something around that could leave every true Christian of the Holy Spirit. And if you are seeking to live in the truth.

Holy Spirit alarms the soul, but this needs to be checked out the anointing that he speaks of this discerning this alarm system that God has given us the satellite system. If you will deal with spiritual decoys. I've never done and I had duck hunters use decoys that move around like the real thing in order to deceive the problem today is that many Christians are living on the deception and while we could spend extra time talking about a particular movie that's just the big screen version 1 of the things about the anointing that John makes clear when you understand who Jesus Christ is a sense that you have known me for any man teach you what he saying there is you do not have to go outside of God to get true. You don't have to depend on human viewpoint when it comes to spiritual matters. Matters that have spiritual repercussions. Once you let the spiritual aspect of a thing to a conversation or a decision you do not have to go to a non-Christian worldview point to get your answers many people running all over the place to find the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but you have the anointing you already have that capacity.

The question doesn't test with the spirit of God uses to give us the capacity to discern whether something is true or not fact or fiction, right or wrong, good or bad or down. He tells us in verse two by this you know the spirit of God. Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, the book of you who said that Jesus Christ is the God of all creation is connected with the troop but it is what the bleep that Jesus Christ has flinch. This is not treated like country God to rely on them to God when is no limit I see God in the form of and that is why Jesus is unique because what Jesus does he bring God down to human terms so that you can understand God on language and in the life that you can identify with little God has become belief in Jesus is not only essential for happens. Belief in Jesus is essential because it has to do with how much of God experience about the spiritual has to do with whether Jesus agrees with this agrees with because that is the viewpoint of God, why not hearing from the spirit of God simply operating in the deception of false proppants spiritually.

But those words do not agree with Christ that feeling any interface by God. Notice something is come see openly, not necessarily been to pay close attention that I agree with Jesus.

You just have to not to be mean about doing the quiet Jesus put it this way. Matthew 10. If you did not me before men, I will deny you before my father do not confess Christ you have my application denied on the loose battleship with one right now I want to suggest you is because were too quiet about Jesus because he says where the spirit of God is using the total charge when he began the church in acts chapter 1 he says but we spirit of God comes upon you. You will be my witnesses. You can always know a person who is associate with the because he is willing to be identified with it is only heard about Jesus is the Bible, then she is untrustworthy.

The Bible is untrustworthy to let me make this statement, you can quote me on.

I want to be inextricably clear. Jesus is relating to the true God of the Bible. I will reject Jesus. Jesus does not know is to reject any true connection with the file and to be embarrassed by because you're concerned about offending is just the fence goes a little deeper every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. He just said what I just said everything not the best. Jesus is not from God. Every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. Everyone right spirit connection with God that we Jesus Christ and is not from God. I didn't say that the Reddit spirit all right.

It's a spirit that means against Christ. So I would Jesus Christ to lead you on the sidelines did not want people to think that we ought to come in Jesus Christ called Christ you have become you joint the other piece is that the spirit of God uses the sound off the alarm about an era is what God would Jesus Christ reject him and refuses to acknowledge him Christians. That's why consumers want from God, little children, Christians, because greater is he who is in you than he was in the world from the world listens to them becomes box office sense it becomes a major book deal, but the people behind those books and movies have an agenda.

Dr. Evans will come back to tell us about it just a moment when he continues this message from a series 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 will discover how to stay in constant contact with the Lord as he fills you empowers you transforms you and perfects you few Christians really understand how to tap into the power, peace and presence of God through the Spirit. Others are downright afraid of having God get that close this series will clear up the common misconceptions that prevent people from letting the Lord change them from the inside out and we have a special offer that lasts only through Monday. Just visit us right make a donation toward the 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 of 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 can transform you from a spiritual sleepwalker into a wide-awake witness able to make a real difference. Again, that's 2011' or call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222. I'll have the contact information for you again after part two of today's message and this is a follower of Christ, you are created called greatness. Now more than ever before in his powerful sequel to the bestseller kingdom Tony of and demand rising calls meant to break free of apathetic faith to take a stand more than just since you have been called complies up and influence those around. Discover how when you get kingdom memorizing and learn the art of intentional and available people sing a very important word. Verse five and six off from the world. Therefore they speak is from the world of the world listens to blockbuster books blockbuster movies the world listens to them because they got to get rid of Jesus think they got to get rid of this God side just make me a man who's a liar, which means the Bible is a liar, which means the church is a liar, which means that we should get the benediction will John what you know so I want to know some to. He says because of the world's belief system. The world listens to, he says, but we referring to the apostles are from God, and he knows God listens to us who does not know God does not listen to us. You know the spirit of truth from the spirit era. What is meant what he said all about you listen to. We have a choice. You know Musselman about the messed up so we must, we can ball down a whole bunch of stuff you listen to the world and antichrist. You become antichrist with my razor?

I want to look into this.

Why should we listen to the apostles. Why should we go to the Gospel of Thomas with the gospel of Judas in these writings that have been hit. Why should we go to the Bible what the Bible place which back one page to John chapter 1. Read the first four verses thoughts on the development just read a couple things to what was from the beginning what we have heard what we have seen with our eyes, we have looked at in touch with our hands concerning the word life and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the father manifested us what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you.

Also so that you may have motioned with us and indeed our fellowship is with the father and with his son Jesus Christ. These things we write so that joy may be made complete Johnson.

You should listen to us. If not telling you something somebody told us second hand information is best.

That means made made with you what we saw this way when not logical people so you will in the bunch saw the same one: Scripture second Peter chapter 1 will read the thing will bring it to close. Verse 13 it right as long as I am in this earthly dwelling long.

Just by way of reminding no dwelling my debt on get rid Jesus Christ has made clear to me. Jesus had predicted so much. You will be able to call all know you first, not to fall from God's glory is with well so may recall, I spot on the mountain range. The glory of God give you attention when you see many rejection. If you've never made that association with Christ. If you've never asked him to forgive your sins and come into your life.

Log on to Tony Avenue and and click on the link that says Jesus there. Tony will tell you all about what it means to be a Christian and want to through everything you need to know to start your brand-new life today. Again that's at Tony and that's also the place to go to get a copy of the message you heard today is 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 is or thank you gift when you make a donation toward keeping this broadcast coming your way each day. This double offer is only available through Monday, so be sure to visit us right to make the arrangements or call us at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our friendly team members, assist with your request.

Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 many religions focus on human improvement, making people better, but Christianity is about human transformation, making people brand-new from the inside out on Monday. Dr. Evans will explore that process as he talks about what it means to be perfected in the spirit joins the alternative with Dr. Tony Avenue by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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