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Walking in the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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March 28, 2021 8:00 am

Walking in the Spirit

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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March 28, 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 Evans says 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? Celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, 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 the mind of the spirit is the basis for walking in the spirit walking in the spirit of the basis for life. He says if we walk in the spirit we will live and not die, but it we will experience the life the abundant life that Jesus came to offer. Conversely, says walking according to the flesh is death.

That is, it is your ability to experience the life that Jesus promised he says even though you are Christian. It is possible to walk according to the flesh, and therefore be a dead man walking.

If you're walking according to the flesh, let me just moving living and functioning. It's just that you're doing it in the graveyard 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 and it is found in Galatians chapter 5 where he goes into more specific detail on the walking in the spirit.

What we trying to do is concretize this concept that could evenly be passed off as it clearly all and as otherworldly and that's something you can't grab and make it something that you can put your hands on and measure whether you are indeed walking in the spirit or walking in the flesh all the same off of Romans eight wrote the book of Galatians and in this book of Galatians. See is very concerned that they are wondering from their faith and therefore are not enjoying and maximizing their spiritual life you concerned that they're not getting all that God has provided for them.

In fact he says in his book he says who has bewitched you who has hocus-pocus you will lives are done on the Lord knew that you think calling the Christ in the spirit you can now be made better by the flesh is not of his own experience where he himself had the battle with the flesh his rule over him, and his inability to have victory because he had not yet learned what it meant to walk in the spirit he says in chapter 5 verse 16 but I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh walk by the Spirit, he says, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh; going further, let's please make sure when reading this correctly, let me say what it doesn't say it not say walk by the Spirit, and you won't have the desires of the flesh is as warm the spirit and you won't have to obey the design.

This goes back to our understanding of the flesh, the flash is your body that has been contaminated by sandalwood" in Romans seven the body of this debt, the flash is your body that has been contaminated by sandalwood Paul. Paul in Romans seven the body of this debt, the principle of sin. When you became you say had to find a residence halls, something for which he could express itself. The Bible calls this propensity toward sin that is resident in our physical frame. The flesh verse 18 but if you are not by the spirit you are not under the law.

If you live your life under the law. That is trying to follow rules, you will be a very happy Christian not because there's something wrong with the rules that God will let me that good roles, but he said the problem is that what God is still upset don't you face the temptation of touching the wall actually got you more excited to disobey. Why, because the Bible says one sees the role sin is stirred up like the sweet dust started up trying to clean up. Says if spirit dominates you under this school just to write 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.

It enables you to keep it because of your loan. 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. Then 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 of that. Let me try to visit it works. You don't use it around the ring in the top medicine.

It's a double while you wipe it in the thinking was to fix now Slidell.

What I was using previously not human affect getting cleaned using some of the problem, flesh and spirit, the flesh, but I'm really look to better this time. What walking by the spirit doesn't suck it up so they could be righteousness, peace and joy in the holy ghost when the last time God supernaturally delivered you from some that you could deliver yourself from, but if you could fix it. How do you know it was God could many non-Christians do what you did will be better like you should operate under him all that is on the vision we will do is make a sense get the more determined you want to do better the more you just start up, the more determined you are so much hard work going to do today all start I think 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 now with contrast that with verse 22 but the fruit of the spirit is he now contrast how you know 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 next and evidence would be the flesh, and that he missed three categories sexual superstitious and social. Please notice the flesh, flesh express itself so you know you are 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 sorcery enmities strive jealousy outburst of anger, disputes, dissensions fractures, always fussing because MVA modeling is the between jealousy and envy and jealousy is not feeling bad about the progress of another being is interrupting their progress in being takes jealousy to the next level goodness 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 warned you that such people do not inherit the kingdom of God that nothing never misunderstood freight say such people to enter the kingdom. He says that people don't inherit the kingdom to inherit is different in Internet all you have to do the end of the kingdom of God is to trust Jesus Christ as your Savior to inherit. It means to enjoy its benefits. What if you meant not to 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 accruing to you you saying about to happen is you have this thing about a joy to know how to sing about a polyp you have to sing about authority that you don't have to.

You have not, even though you may be it. So look at your life, you must have to do that and look at ways in which you live in the flesh.

If you mean all the time on real top fussing all the time because of all the time if you got a bad attitude all the time. If you don't think will be blameless on your mom and your grandmom. I know Greg Randy, this is gotten absolutely nothing to do. This is the CN one reason we all make progress is complete all on-site now say is circumspect. It's well with you. That's causing this, we have to take ownership with no way around taking ownership. Could you gotta say what God says about. So what usually is. You gotta say is maybe as many as we all know standard and the need of prayer. If flesh because unless you discover what God says about it much in the spirit/spirit watches them notice anything about the difference between verse 19 University 22 but word is plural, the word is singular, but he has nine things the fruits of the spirit and nine things that we could be the deeds of the flesh like buckshot all around. Why, because all of these become disconnected disjointed independent so one minute you got this from the minute you got that when things are random when the home as it takes all you got one from three produce and why, because now I because saw 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 want 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 and as 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 and that's why were making it available as our gift to you and appreciation for your contribution toward our ministry. Just visit us at 2011 start or make your donation and letter sent you life in the spirit and the fire that ignites again. It's Tony Evans.org or call us.

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I'll have that information for you again after part two of today's message and this makes it clear that you know when God is alive when it's father's on the way to the adjuster Tony Evans says that what becomes of the next generation of men depends on what happens with this kind of man can write down with the help of Tony Evans training center screen course called the man teaches bony images of manhood society surrounds us with and become the loving leader. I don't like family would want to. As with all of our courses.

There is an in-depth study material. You can work through at 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 and the growing list of other subjects waiting for you Tony Evans.org today link to Tony Evans training center you will place the fruit of is what you do right activities the work. This is what you do. Fruit is not what you do three things about one fruit is always visible and invisible from you know when you get out and repair but is not only livable.

It's recognizable. In other words, fruit always bears the character of the tree of which it is a part of what trees the oranges pears. The fruit reflects the nature of the tree fruit is also beneficial. In other words, somebody else wants to pick up fruit eating itself that is Rotten fruit exists so that somebody else can bite for the benefit of these there because they are so generated and you wind up eating you like that grown to become greatly grown to become happily that in orbit you can become orangey. They simply let the tree do its thing and the tree produces becomes a natural growth.

I took that particular tree fruit tree to produce fruit just plant a fruit tree and fruit is one fish out of water flopping this week and jumping out of the water out of where it supposedly to get somewhere, but always because it is not in the environment was made to be interested in doing. But going nowhere because it's been fishing in a non-morning anyone created and is going to because that's no loss not doing it right is meant to be the spirit. When notice what you have love when you have pain, joy, instability when you use them in a confusion piece harmony. Women used to be functional into patients. You run out of that you find out you had this don't have to be mean all the time like this. You seek the help and not mess. The undependable becomes dependable mass control out of control price was 20 point crucify the flesh with its passions and desires. Why because you have a total righteous inside by the spirit come to conclusion the modest. I think if you say you, life of the spirit of God. God loves you this.

This also by the spirit not here with me, me, but not sure on the outside because of the spirit involves determining the subject deciding to respond like that. The point and calling on the Holy Spirit to a decision based on the discovery when you are now walking down the spirit and the natural takes over. Or to put it another way, you can start using manual transmission of automatic management work because something you will try this some legal tracks you decide know you and your flesh who have heard this, he will say okay I'm determined now what ever I think an issue in my life when my circumstances to identify God's view on the matter.

To make the decision to respond as Christ respond to that you called on God the Holy Spirit to empower the decision I'm going to start operating that way when you first be like a baby learning to walk 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 just walking see if he's with me calling Christian but now here is going to charge his start walking I'm living in the spirit unsay start walking by the spirit is good for you if you get well you'll get used to it and when you do this, you get a lot you think you used to get on your knees, you will discover that that will give you the ability for the flesh to no longer gonna let you get tired of trying to sermon today and only provoked time to try how to try you tried everything to drive 12 steps and 24 steps you tried tried this is not the focal not time to try you not read what, but if you try and you are willing to walk in the spirit that is only by the spirits point of view, not by the 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 God will take you back to the same word for Scripture Michael J's method is not going change.

If you change to adjust Dr. Tony often 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 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 meet 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 us@20ofus.org 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 online at Tony up and start or or color resource request line 1-800-800-3222 helpful team members are always on hand to assist with your request, so give us a call any time is convenient for you again., 1-800-800-3222. The very idea of masculinity these days is thought of as best outdated and at worst downright evil, but next time Dr. Evans will bring a message that redefines the term from a biblical perspective and explain why it's a vital ingredient in God's recipe for humanity. Be sure to join the alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you


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