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Understanding the Passive Wrath of God, Part 2

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May 11, 2021 8:00 am

Understanding the Passive Wrath of God, Part 2

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May 11, 2021 8:00 am

If we insist on living our lives independently of God, he won’t stop us. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will explain why that decision will rob you of the freedom you were looking for in the first place.

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Plan Dr. Tony Evans talked about what happens when God leads us to do things our way. Instead of his wife. World does not like 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 alternative, if we insist on living our lives into handedly of God. He won't stop us today. Dr. Evans explains why that should be the last thing we want.

Let's join him as he begins to talk to you about the Old Testament you find the wrath of God, you find a flood because rain is coming down from heaven you fine fellows on the Red Sea has been open swallowed up because God opened God close you find opening up so that those who follow God are swallowed down into the bowels of the earth to find fire and brimstone coming down from heaven to destroy the borrower. So you are finding the wrath of God where he doesn't directly and judges directly you find it.

Also at the end of history of the book of Revelation, which is filled with the active wrath of God where God opens up heaven and himself. But you and I live in what we call the age of grace this age of grace predicated on the death of Jesus Christ, God's relationship to the world between the Old Testament and begin times the book of Revelation was shifted second with 519 says that by the death of Christ. The world was reconciled to God because God did not count their sins against the death of Christ to the wrath of God. It did not deny or cancel it. But if we so that now while God is still a God who has wrath. You and I live in the day of the wrath of God. What do we mean by the passive wrath of God. The passive wrath of God refers to God's bill is necessary, just and righteous retribution and reaction to sin. It is built in necessary just and righteous reaction and retribution against sin because of God's perfection and his holiness, he cannot enter into a relationship with sin, because they are mutually exclusive to one another because he loves his creation has been set aside or propitiated by the death of Jesus Christ.

No longer has to do it directly.

Now the consequences for sin are built in to the sin itself is not been happening is opening up and using fire and brimstone. We don't see that today like you see in the Old Testament like to see the book of Revelation and so the passive wrath of God works because of the rejection or suppression of the true God. And so as a result, he comes to the three levels of wrath. The three levels remember the passive wrath of God brimstone from heaven. Passive wrath of God is the injection of consequence into the sin phase 1 level I verse 24 therefore God gave them over to the lusts of their hearts to impurity so that their bodies would be dishonored among them, for they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator who is blessed forever. Amen. Notice they were worshiping. They were worshiping. He came over to watch us to their desire loss means the site so the picture is one something for me that God does not want for me. I desire. I know God and said I don't like going to say I don't agree with God's, and therefore I'm going to reject God and what he has said so God says I turn you over to the desire, the problem is, the consequences built into the sin. So when you get turned over to the desire, the desire take fuel so a person starts with crack cocaine or start injecting because they have a desire to feel a certain way the Bible prohibits that kind of drug use, not medicinal drug use but entertainment drug use because the Bible prohibits that they don't like.

They want the desire God says okay send you what my the standards I'm going to let you have the desire only the consequences built into the design so it's with you controlling the drought. Now the drug is controlling you. You started out be able say yes and no matter druggist you you can say no and you better say yes or no like been miserable without me because the consequences built. We start off with a little pornography we may control what the computer tells us when the show will you set aside to show up. But now the computer said now controlling what you want and so God turns also releases us to the sin which has injected into the side effects and we wind up worshiping the create versus the create tour notice argued that he says who is blessed forever. In other words, we go after the blessing, but we don't need the blessed God blessed me you stay away as I will release you to that, I will release you to life without me, but you have to understand that the consequences in the sin so you don't escape the consequence. When you pursue the sin because you taken the side effects with the fulfilled desire level II.

Verse 26 for this reason God gave them over to depraved passions. The first one was deceptive desires, but now to depraved passions. For their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural and in the same way. Also, the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their says you start off with deceptive desires and then you go to level II which is the grading passions integrating passion is designed. That is, you were created that way now I need to make a distinction here between sexual identity, sexual attraction and sexual participation to make a difference between sexual identity, sexual attraction and sexual this patient. He says women with women with men this committing here specifically referring to sexual participation.

Let's get this straight. Homosexuality is unnatural. The Bible says is unnatural. Okay. However a lot of things to people that confuses the identity you got kids that were abused when they were growing up. You now go to public schools and teaching the kids you know Sarah, Sarah, Bill, big deal. So now kids are being fit this in the public schools a confused order for number of reasons. Maybe there is some hormonal differences in the burst of people back their tendencies.

One way to another, but what the community out there trying to make you think is sexual identity, sexual attractions and sexual participation. All the same thing and they're not natural desires, but must have illegitimate designs we would talk about it we wouldn't advertise it but is all I will set my student loan is a legitimate desire which means it is a desire that needs to be managed or correct because Dotson managed all corrected that maybe some people will be attracted to the opposite sex. That's just not there when the Bible talks about that. So they need to, even though it never changes on a feeling that there is a good feeling about identity. You want your plumbing the plan be plummeted well may not be how you feel. It may not be what you think that's how you were created. See what the problems is to exchange the truth and call you. Also something other than God calls you because the society has now labeled you know that. Maybe that's why the church is important because job is not to dismiss people who have confused identity confused attraction. As long as they want to grow their attributes that okay participation is a different issue they commit participation that must be addressed while you work with them through the identification and the attraction, but in the meantime, if the decision about the decision to commit to make the right decision.

People you don't have the right feeling may have a long Felix for making the right choice. My job is not to be popular to tell you the truth, he says consequence of receiving the action so a lot is running rampant today is because of the code with the same since the people know what this is addressed they want to skip the same remain the same dumb down the stamps but don't deal with it soon because then I might have to change. Dr. Evans will move on to the third level of God's passive wrath when he continues this message from his new consequences series just a moment consequences is a look at the cause-and-effect relationship between disobedience and death, and how to break that cycle by recognizing and rejecting the traps Satan puts in our way. Contact us right away and will send you our six full-length messages in this collection on both CD and digital download is her way of saying thanks when you make a contribution to help us keep this program coming your way along with it will include one of Tony's most popular and helpful booklets 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds as a special bonus.

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Stay with us this summer and today we're excited to announce his long-awaited follow-up book pricing with authentic stories of loss. Tony takes us to God's word to show me how to clear all obstacles in the journey that leads to living a life of influence and impact replace hopelessness, boredom and liquid power significance and influence. It came to memorizing for yourself or for someone you love makes a great gift for husband's son's father's cousins, pastors, athletes, coaches and more euros until the end is not all are at your nearest bookstore or online retailer men it's time to rise up and claim your culture. This while keeping religious level III. This is the bottom. Verse 28 and she did not see knowledge of God and all the while, I don't want this God thing, God gave them over to a depraved mind, so we gone now from deceptive desires to the grading passions to a depraved mind, so we are level III level III gives a whole bunch of listings and things like being filled with all the writers this week and as agreed in the murderers strive to see malice, slander is an arrogant, boastful event of the people they can come up with new ways to become disobedient to parents, without understanding a trustworthy, unloving, merciful, all of things that in category three category three the worst in category 2C, you know something category two unnatural part should be the bottom when you have lost your mind and what makes your mind be lost listings at the bottom category verse 23 and although they knew the ordinance of God with the church they heard that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

When is no longer simple and now you okay agree with simple having God.

But when you when you've gone psychologically and spiritually crazy when sin is no longer simple so that you not only doing this no longer wrong. You tell the phone is okay you okay you legalize, you make it make it official okay is not wrong, you should accept this when you win you the true you. I had to actually do opponents know you're not just the truth with hatred all people know about that background, no matter their sexual orientation. We are to love all people, but we are not to love all ID not to love all thoughts were not to love all perspectives you view my know about Christians you just just doesn't this just like you better than everybody else what they do is try to shut you because they want to suppress the truth so many here many of us on one level.

Level I level to level III are enduring the consequences of sin maybe is the financial consequence of sin because you rebelled against God with the resources. Maybe it's the moral consequences thing so you got multiple babies out of wedlock.

Maybe it's the moral consequences since the disease you're dealing with because of sexual transmitted disease because of multiple partners. Maybe, maybe, is an emotional consequences stamps consistent was built into the decision consequences built into the decision of so you can't get rid of the consequent and happiest conflict is giving some hope so. Maybe one person 11 but my people did not listen to my voice and Israel did not obey me, so I gave them over. Okay Frank gave them overturn them over to them, for they don't want me.

I let them have life without to walk in their own device. My people would listen to me that Israel would walk in my way through 14th. I would do their enemies and turn my hand against this varies from 16 we and with honey from the I would say turn that I could be gracious to you.decides how much of a consequence, he will remove what we will just take you through it because consequences, different stripes in God respond to the different strokes for different folks is not one one-size-fits-all something just to have repercussions on mobile. God takes you through it and if you're ready to turn and take advantage of God's offer to be there for you. The first thing you need to do is respond to Jesus by admitting your sinfulness and accepting his gift of eternal life.

There's nothing you can add to or subtract from, how that happens.

Tony will explain the process to you personally when you visit Tony and follow the link that simply says Jesus, you discover what it takes to start a brand-new life right now, right where you are again that's Tony and while you're there, don't forget that if you'd like to review this lesson on your own or pass it along to someone you care about. You can get it as a part of Tony's current audio series consequences. As I mentioned earlier, it's available right now as our gift to you and appreciation for your donation to the urban alternative, along with a special bonus. Tony's popular booklets 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds visit Tony Avenue and today to get all the details before time runs out. Again, that's Tony Avenue and' or call us at 1-800-800-3222 our phone center is open 24 seven that's 1-800-800-3222 the Lord created each of us with the freedom to choose tomorrow. Dr. Evans explores how our choices actually have an impact on how God chooses to respond to us individually and collectively. Right now though is back with a final thought for today But Israel pushes you time the same way that was now pushing you follower the way that she wouldn't get it. Slow down when I get that you are resisting your progress is going to be slow, but the moment is the Holy Spirit of God to where you should be. So if you consequence that you're going through, not not not Jesus died to address it God's way you and the alternative, Tony is celebrating 40 years of faithful thanks for the generous contributions of listeners like you

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