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The Law of Sowing and Reaping

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May 7, 2021 8:00 am

The Law of Sowing and Reaping

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May 7, 2021 8:00 am

It’s one of the most basic concepts of Christianity a proven principle any farmer could teach you. Even so, join Dr. Tony Evans as he explains why so many of us miss the connection between what we plant and what we harvest both spiritually and physically.

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So what God is real life experience Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most basic concepts of Christianity is a proven principal. Any former this action so is celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative is a simple case of cause and effect today.

Dr. Evans will take us to Galatians chapter 6 to explain why so many of us have missed the connection between what we plant and what we harvest both spiritually and physically. Let's join him just in the universe. They all laws that are predicted. The bowl you can count on them consistently being applied. There are laws in this ritual universe are likewise God has set in motion by which we are to look at life like understand life once that God gives in terms of you living your life. Living my life and we living our lives is the law of sowing and reaping in which this law is stated to us beginning in chapter 6, verse one is a believer who is not a word in something they can't break out of like giving you something you can't get loose from it.

You are spiritual you come alongside the brother or sister that caught in a situation they can fix you because they cannot unhook themselves they want themselves maybe don't even want to know they need to but you can clearly see that caught you come alongside and help them from what's cooking them up. You are spiritual you will understand how the spiritual world works because not every Christian understand spiritual world works. So you only want spiritual folk unhooking you because I'm spiritual focus will tie you up. So important is understanding the spiritual world. Verse six that you are to highly value spiritual input. That's why he says that that ministry that teaches you spiritually that you support that because that's going to be the thing that guides you out of this law or the negative side of this law that would getting ready to talk about value. The spiritual really says in verse six, so that leaves him into verse seven where he tells us by way of introduction, do not be deceived. Don't be duped flimflam all hoodwinked. Do not be tricked. God not the Greek word for Mark means to turn your nose up at something it means to know it means to not take something serious that is being presented to you seriously whatever cells that shall he also reap know I'm from the same money from the city lot about country, but I've seen enough about you also want to get the you know so watermelon they get cantaloupes. This will be a reflection of the selling is what you sow you reap. Not only that, but you do so before you reap.

You don't get the harvest before you plant the harvest only comes because you planted. And so it is in planting that you get this mess determines what you know what you know what you want to plan what you want to get.

So if you want to get a watermelon and I can go by to see because that's not what you will, so expect this from seeds so you like, like using farming so we get the picture because it comes in verse eight, and says for the one who sows to his flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life is talking to Christians here talking to believers and it says there are two fields you can someone in your life that two locations. One is called the flesh. The other is called the spirit in your sowing into those fields, the flash and the spirit are two grounds that you can plant in sewing but I want you to know if you saw in the flesh, you will decay corruption. So in the spirit you will because eternal life. The flesh is your read the humanity when you accepted Jesus Christ.

If you are a believer today you are say but there is a statement that most people make my soul got say no you spirit got saved and in C for God took up residence inside your spirit that was the only thing say at the moment of salvation.

Your soul, which is your thought life the reason you know you are you is because you have a soul.

The Bible says is being say, so your spirit is immediately saved you off so progressively say one day your body will be saved. The brand-new body, you also was contaminated by sin prior to your conversion so sin is built in following the Bible calls this a sin nature.

It is that it's the nature to be independent from God and thus to express itself in life when you accept Jesus Christ something miraculously happened even though it may not be felt and that is God shut down the sin nature. He says it feels so to the flesh meeting you plant in it you feed it, it will bring about corruption and I remember the blob blob. I like the new one when I was a kid thing fall down from space and cracks open Jell-O comes out.

The man reaches able to state the thing runs up the stated goals of commands goes to the doctor when the doctor comes back and the thing is totally intense. The God you remember what it into the movie with the movie theater blob of the movie created comes from the back of the screen and people scream and this thing is gone from this big tour shoes thing a city block. Big, because it needed to feed and it would feed on anything it could grab that it could in case so your flash is looking for things to feel so when it seems a decider that is independent of God. It moves toward that desire in order to feel wanted and if they can get that decider on that desire independent of God. It needs and therefore it grows. But when it growls all he did was increase the design or and so it continues to grow and to grow and to grow not only growing in size but growing in appetite because the blob not only that it kept wanting to feed because it like being fed.

When you so that he says what you want to understand is that it results in corruption. The word correction means decay like when milk goes sour or meet or Brad.

It's going to sell it. It may look fresh right now but over time it go and that which was to like beneficial on the front in his going south on you because it leads to corruption or decay. So to fit the flash that is satisfying desires independently of God. In large, the flesh increases the appetite and result in a downward trend leading to life decay", not all of us on some level knows what it is we thought it was good on the front in and we wound up decay over time your flash is your unredeemed appetite that independent from God.

He says there is a second field here that songs to the spirit of the round that slows to what God's will is will also have a harvest and that harvest will be life. What do we mean by life in heaven is about life.

Now you will have life. Jesus said in John 17 this is eternal life, that they may know you will have a real life experience with God. So do you want a decaying life.

The consequence of the K or do you want God growing experience. The consequence of the spirit.

The answer is obvious. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more about where each of those choices might lead right now though, as the urban alternative celebrates 40 years of ministry. Dr. Evans is here to share a memory with us and I remember preaching on the street corners.

When I was in college I go to the bus stops people waiting for buses.

I will stand out in front of them like that and I would preach the gospel to them and ask anybody want to accept Christ right there on the street corner.

You know I look back at that and say to that.yes, I did not do it every Saturday go out with some of my classmates and Hit the corner so I remember that God is laying the groundwork even in college and giving me a boldness to proclaim his words which has never left me.

Dr. Evans, and our entire staff continue to be committed to that calling your ongoing faithfulness and generosity are what make it possible. So, as a way of saying thanks for your contribution right now would like to send you our six full-length messages on CD or digital download, and Tony's current serious consequences which explains how to recognize and avoid the dangers of disobedience will also include Tony's powerful booklet 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds drawn by Tony today to make the arrangements or let one of our resource team members help you by giving us a phone call there night at 1-800-800-3222. We really appreciate it. Dr. Evans will come back with part two of our message right after this apprentice Dr. Tony Evans says Christians have a habit of under using overlooking our most valuable spiritual resource connection with the Lord through art in the porcelain kingdom. Prayer Tony Evans training center you'll discover how God is why the world to work like prayer and experience for yourself how it connects heaven with her time with Natalie gaining new understanding and appreciation for prayer you'll actually pray in transforming ways never experienced before. The course is intense work through it at your own pace and get all the help you need online for and course is custom content from Tony not available warehouse connect with the Tony Evans training center Tony It's like having a seminary on your smart phone or other device. Start today Tony school little deeper to see.

Chapter 5 is the same book elevations chapter 5 verse 16 but I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flash for the flesh sets its desires against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh full of these are in opposition to one another so that you may not do the things that you if you are met by the spirit you are not under the law. Now the deeds of the flesh you want to know you been someone in the flesh look at the list of deeds and see what you while the flash in the spirit in the same general location in you and me. They don't get along super sentences. The flesh sets itself up against the spirit and the spirit sets itself up against the flesh, can we all get along.

No, he says to add law with one another so you know you are growing spiritually, you know, growing spiritually when the desires that you control your decisions are no longer controlling your decisions even though they still may be because something has happened that has given you all the yielding to the desire that have not yet gone away. Says you must so in the spirit and not in the flesh. If you want life because if you so flash you are bringing decay to miss correction to your experience, whether or not you know whether or not you seen it yet.

That leads him to one of the greatest chapters in the Bible. Therefore there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus for the law of the Spirit become outlaws of the life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of an what the law could not do we give. It was through the flesh, he made New Year's resolutions. You probably do it anymore. You did go for counseling and all that and not in change God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an convincing than the flasks. Once this so that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk to the flesh but according to the spirit of gravity is unalterable it cannot be changed because of the physical level, regardless of how you feel about gravity you have to like it.

You'll have to agree with you have to want it because the law is the law is a little, and what does not come down so you feel about God's law flesh the law of sin and death passed away. It is so there is a consequence when you about the unchangeable law of the flesh, and then he says in verse 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die. That's corruption you going ultimately physically but certainly spiritually but by the spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the flesh, you will live. There is the hope. The hope is from today on. You can so life and not so more death. Many of you got up this morning because you set your clock if you set it because you want to get up at 8 o'clock whatever time is it was on purpose. He says I'm going to deal with the right field. It must be on purpose you intentionally on God's thoughts about an spirit is God's thoughts about Amanda, the flash is setting your mind on your desire independently of God. You was intentionally set your God's way of thinking on the subject.

Once you set your on it, you will begin to discover once you on what you set your mind but you still get up and goes off. It was a waste of time such, but if use your clock and you get the car did its job and you got the benefit will you intentionally sat your mind on God's way of thinking and then on it. You just so in the spirit field. The problem is that those who say well I tried that last week and you and I didn't get fat by eating 100 day we get back to me weekly to be. We keeping we keep feeding the bodily flash in the bodily flash expands and it really looked at some television diet the promises in five days you lose 50 pounds minutes we looked at some time. Galatians 6 is in due season you will reap if you faint not know father plans today and then expect to harvest tomorrow. You cannot last for 10 minutes back because you're paying the church today.

The whole life is no change consequence of the dog that the PF God is just all be all over you happened that way. Do all time. The consequences of the flash them show up overnight. There is a gap from five years ago, initialing up five years later. So to fix your direction of your mind with God's way of thinking and allowing God to work to bring about a change in the appetite change in the diction and the emotion change in the circumstances that he allowed that, while what do I do this while I'm waiting for a new on the field of the spirit to override what I been planning and the flash. He says tell your season comes good. Okay, don't do nothing too good to be ministered to other folk while you wait knowing God good verse 10 as you have opportunity to good good good don't do nothing while you waiting on a new business from a new planting. You stay busy ministering to others because you do that you are shortening your time. Whether actually emotionally is to come back as we made the new experience of God at work in your life and respective of the consequences that you may be experiencing may continue to experience God is at work.

Dr. Tony Evans wrapping up a message.

He calls the law of sowing and reaping part of his current series consequences. Look at the dangers of sin and the path toward redemption. Remember the full-length versions of all six messages in this collection are yours as our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station along with it. Include a copy of Tony's popular booklet 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds designed to help you break the destructive patterns that infect your relationships with others and with God. This is a limited time offer so don't put it off. Drop by her website. Tony you can get all the details and make the arrangements or give us a call at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by 24 seven to help with your resource request. Again, that's 1-800-800-3222. When people think of the wrath of God all kinds of traumas and tragedies come to mind, but next time Dr. Evans will explain God has another kind of wrath.

It's not quite as obvious, but every bit as devastating. Find out what it is when you join us on Monday. The alternative with Dr. Tony Evans is brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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