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Dr. Tony Evans talks about the consequences of giving into temptation everything celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. Every parent tries to teach their children the choices have consequences. Our heavenly father is no different today.
Dr. Evans will take us to the book of Genesis to talk about some consequences of disobeying God that many people never see coming. Let's join him versus chapter 216, the man saying from every tree of God.
You may eat freely, but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not you eat from it you will surely send brings consequences to simply simple as I can stated that most of us already know it, send brings consequences and that's why it matters with the words dumbed we call it. Mistakes bad habits that we will want to be cool about it. We just got definition medians the puncher from the divine standard. God sets a standard depart from it. The Bible calls that sin tree in the garden you may freely eat what about three you shall surely die. Now what the devil telling all of chapter 3.
And said the woman, you surely will not die translation there will be no consequence. I know God said they would be consequences.
But I'm telling you say slick from the tree in the middle God about God's talking smack talk annoyance that guy is not going to use the fruit tree is not going to God, says it will surely kill things that the surely will kill you.
So we back choice. So we gotta talk about die die stop when you think about the word guy you're thinking about a casket with a body of a deceased person think about with the Bible the word die does not mean cessation of existence. We look at it that way, nor does it mean relation of existence. That's not the biblical understanding of the word that the same room for the word in the Bible is separation case so I now I want you to think the word not cessation or nomination would you think separation when you think of that occurs when something that should be connected is illegitimately separate when you see a lighting. The reason is that the school has separated from all the body and senseless all life have left the body the ground and the salt marches on, to return there has been a separation that you shall surely die.
You going to experience a legitimate separation. God said you you will surely die. Not next week, not next not next year. On that day that will be an legitimate separation that should not be that will occur in his way gets next day and kilo heart attacks that day you sold was God uninformed about what he meant by that day. One day = long period of time, or did he mean what he said separation is death on a whole series of separations took place.
That is a whole series of tests took place. Number one spiritual walk with God. The Bible says in the cool of the day running from God, not walking with God shows an illegitimate separation spiritual death family between a man and a woman took place where the Bible say and you will be with one another so that was a relational occur. The reason why people talk about marriage is separation that has occurred that created us, and when siblings became separated and came to label so there is separation that occurs when were separations in turn separation is when you separated from you people commit suicide when they can't live with them when they are so out of sorts with their own humanity and the Bible says that Shane took over and took over in their emotional well-being will collapse and they were dissatisfied with themselves satisfied with themselves that separated them to satisfy which of the relation separated and that we find the chapter break is an environmental separation. The environment goes crazy so that no longer is there in the environment in which they live. So that was a lot of people today. The sound of my voice that I physically didn't like. But your circumstances and your well-being is the relationships are dead. People often say out just because there is an illegitimate patient that have occurred as a consequence about the wrong tree. The day away from it you will surely die the day go for information me. You don't know and it may taste good but you just bit just mention this one right for six chapter 3 when the woman saw that the tree was good for food. When the woman saw that the tree was good for food will go to France and when the woman saw the street that the tree was good for food. Okay, what's the problem with a couple problems. One when she saw the tree was good for food.
She seems pretty is using this because you just told what God said about the Jewish district. She seemed intrigued. What the devil did was give her a different picture of the tree. She was now looking at the tree, not to God and he painted a different look to make that thing look a little different this worse, some worse when the woman are six saw that the tree was good for food again. When the woman saw that the tree was good for college or retirement. When the woman saw that the tree was good for flow of the problem. The problem is that the tree is not only good. It's also evil pointed out with good punditry told about the evil palm trees should know about people, punditry, thought she lost the many of us have been flimflam because the show with a vengeance. When you and I live independently of divine revelation. Separation occurs, even though it looks good on the outside good in terms of its will on that a separation occurs first. God spends over everything else. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more of today's lesson, including the Bible's interesting parallel between sin and childbirth. You want to stay with us for that Bible makes it clear that you know when.what its fathers on the way to Tony. Having says that what becomes of the next generation of men depends on what happens with this kind of man down with the help of the Tony Evans training centers course called the man teaches bony images of manhood society surrounds us with and become the loving leader and a white family would want. As with all of our courses.
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Bible says in James chapter 1 verse 15 that when sin is conceived, it brings forth death. Everybody seems has a heart attack or license photo books because it not using death only and that he's using the stance that the life of God separated, and therefore it fleshes out to your circumstances. It says when students can see some die so many dead men walking because soon as all over us and what we do is we go to solutions that make us feel because I walking dead but I want to feel alive.
I need drugs I need this situation the relationships I need this circumstance. I need this opportunity. I need this job. I need this money for something that we have to question how many people you are still reeling from a consequence of the sin that took place years ago. It could be a financial bet your grandchildren can pay off your debts because you you spent based on what the world said not based on divine revelation so it could be anything but you still reeling from good news is we go through the streets because God is a recovery program. But what he's trying to say is most of the St. Louis people you will fall to the wrong tree into the future. You can change by the wrong fruit, but you can change what you get me in the presence what you going in the future, and I'm not trying to hurt what I'm trying to do is to enjoy all that you have created for you with the warnings. Otherwise, you shall surely die everybody on some level has experienced a separation separation with yourself. The relationship with resources God because of his nature became nonadjustable years but he's been loving enough to tell us we show you what the Bible says is not just about physical – Moses talk to Israel in Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 15 this is what Moses says to Israel seeing verse 15 I have set before you today life and prosperity and adversity so death equals adversity then go down and he says I call heaven and to witness against you today.
Verse 19 I have set before you life and death.
The blessing and the curse by life and death means the blessing of the curse that is God's presence of God's absence so you can live under the blessing God's presence and you can live on the coach but guess what you choose says now you choose God has given you the freedom of choice with a warning label. Did you know when you get a device and it gives the warning label on it says don't do this ability to do the ability to do it with the child around wet paint and says don't touch.
Maybe you were the child around with me, don't touch how tempting that was to touch it. Well the reason why is because you have a choice. God wants to give you the right to choose him, but he has it with a sticker if you don't I just want you to know to separate you illegitimately from consultant by way of introduction, because that's all we've done. I want you to avoid me to avoid costs to avoid in the future on necessary consequences because we were impressed with the wrong tree with the wrong people in our lives, giving us information independently of God. Wrong influences in our lives, giving us information independently of the revelation of God because it look good.
Sounded good, and they were impressive, and then went Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a great illustration to wrap up our message, so be sure to stay with us first so a quick reminder about that special offer. I mentioned earlier, if you can help us keep Tony's teaching on this station by making a contribution toward his ministry will say thanks by sending you on CD and digital download all six messages in this current series consequences along with the insightful booklet 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds. This is a limited time offer so don't put it off by our website Tony Evans.org where you can get all the details and make the arrangements or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 resource team members are standing by 24 seven to help you with your request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 con artists use temptation and distraction to keep people from figuring out what's really going on. And since the devil is the ultimate ConMan tomorrow. Dr. Evans will discuss what your best defense is a clear picture of the truth. Right now though he's back with this final story for us a mouse. One day was looking through the whole father's house, a package was delivered to the phone. The most curious about what was in the package stared as the farmer and his wife opened the package, the farmer and his wife opened the package and when they opened the package was a mouse trap. This is not a happy day for the mouse. Having had the phone, and his wife just order a monster. The mouse carries out side of the house and comes to the chicken. The mouse says chicken. I want you to know that the father and his wife just got a mouse trap. Chicken said oh I feel sorry for you.
I feel sorry for you most about the good news for you understand fully the most I went over to the peak. Father and his wife just mouse trap pigs that I'm praying for you. All I can do is pray mouse went over to the town, told his wife just mouse trap counseling is more concerned about that night. The farmer's wife heard the trapdoor out of bed and went over to the trap, only to discover that the trap caught the tail of the snake. So the six pillars caught in the trap was that life got too close to and bit the wife poison up in the wife's body, wife to the doctor when the father to try to get an adult and said whenever you take her back home safe houses and some chickens. So, when and found the chicken chicken.
Chicken spent the bile of the chicken chicken soup why his wife was trying to get over some of his friends to watch wife while he had to work but got very bad bacon for breakfast porkchops for lunch today. Well I want to know why. When the file is why they came from states kind of great meals from the cow for the file to attend the mouse mouse trap it look like much got away so that you are beating the alternative, Tony is celebrating 40 years of thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you