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Lie #2 God is Holding Out on You

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December 21, 2021 7:00 am

Lie #2 God is Holding Out on You

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December 21, 2021 7:00 am

A lot of people think that God’s offer to be close to us is too good to be true. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will expose that lie and explain how hard Satan works to keep it alive. Learn how to recognize and reject the devil’s misinformation tactics in this special lesson.

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Law Dr. Tony Evans tells us what the Lord really ranks celebrating. This is the alternative hundred 20 speaker senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the a lot of people think God's offer to be close to us is too good to be true well today. Dr. Evans explains how the devil perpetuates that attitude and what you can do about what's joining in the book of Genesis chapter 3 as he talks about one of the six lies. Satan keeps trying to sell us a number so I God is the second half of chapter 3 and he said God said you should not from every tree. Let's look at what God actually said. Chapter 2 verses 16 and 17, God freely, but you shall not permit you will shortly all you could do what you could do question asking her if any limitations on you cannot do mine about the goodness of God. The question in there at all, let me eat whatever I will without simply because all the trees realities in this in this restriction that God gives us today as you will see first of all involved choices.

The wonderful thing about living in America is that you have options. One of the American experience. In the experiment is the opportunity at least one people not realize an application, but the principle is there free to pursue life, liberty, and we can go after what makes them happy, he can come up with an idea, facilitated restrictions in a democracy. Limitations you not supposed red lights, you cannot do life should not drive to read like I should shoot through a stop sign limit becomes very simply to enjoy freedom that must be restriction so that you can maximize what baseline baseball player is free to play baseball, football player is not free to play football sidelines. There are some in the athletic game maximize the freedom to play the game. God puts negative is to create to maximize freedom that must be the ability to choose the second reason why God must put a restriction in the garden is to remind man of his creaturely minutes restrictions make it clear who's in charge all of you with teenagers know that I can get blurry real quick because the young person to rebel against the restriction and after a while it becomes unclear who is parent and child in the position of having to remind our teenage God wanted to be clear that that was the major difference between man and God a big time difference. God is transcendent God is you are not there is only one God, you are not that it would be a restriction restriction zero never actually the goodness of God's thoughts after him. The woman's idea that will be put into the woman's mind. 11 318 asking her to think he thinks about God's word.

He entered her mind when it does remind me, says the phone it creates you a beautiful garden and then he stopped by telling you what you can it not right now then begins to interact with what the devil she begins to discuss.

Think about it, meditate on it and makes three subtle changes in the thought process verse two and the woman said to the serpent from the fruit of the tree of the garden we may eat so possibly know major flaw in the first line go back verse 16 the Lord commanded the man saying any tree of the garden you making freely not just say you can you give me 3.1, and it cost you. It's all free. I provided created and you can shop you drop because offering by dropping the word freely. She minimize the provision of God. Many of us have lost sight of the goodness of God because we have been devil only seeing what we can, because all you see is what God has prohibited blinded you to all the privileges right next joins and opportunities of all the trees but because you got just like one thing you can wake up miserable your mate yet mad at God's people to slow when it would look real and not be saying the one thing you can have more trees than the single God tree in the middle of the God sitting right next to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil becomes a little late in the call, the tree of life.

Sitting side by side the tree of life and that is the tree of law.

This tree of life for them intimate fellowship and relationship with God.

The tree of knowledge will good rules and offered the God wanted them to live in their lab based on the relationship life not based on a list.

The problem with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil ones and become the flop was the tray but now they would live their life based on their own set of rules not based on an intimacy of relationship.

The New Testament would call that the difference between law and grace with the law tree you got a list.

The problem with the last is that it will all and you keep stuff to it and you got a sermon got two more things for you list program is not the good stuff that's on the list but all that good stuff.

The five ways to do this to 10 ways to do that 20 ways to do that for 30 when you know what is what you wrote because God's relationship with you to be to a list flaw relationship for you to disgrace and not for your Christian life to be driven by your walk with you on the list have word for this is called grace has to do with intimacy of relationship. Many of us have discovered how miserable it is trying to live by law rather than living by abiding intimacy with you see these two trees represent two very different approaches to life. God says you will not live life with the knowledge of all the list of good in all of this, the bad and try to not do the bad and try to do the good people just be miserable why Jesus didn't say keep micromanages it.

If you love me law which made his driven rights.

If you are not enjoying your Christian life because you are enjoying the heat from the wrong tree.

You know the good bad to know you just say I'm a Christian, why am I so measurable the tree of room between the relationship and the law kills. Paul says in Romans seven. This is probably the law while it's good it can help you if you show your right to show you wrong. It can help you be better only a relationship abiding in the presence of Jesus Christ can make better. Many of us are raising our children on the wrong tree. We have made their acceptance based on our expectations but rules without relationship people rebel physical, point when they got one out all that's all they knew they knew about this rule tree if you're my son you have money, don't do this you don't do that you don't do that.

After a while, it maybe wouldn't get out the cop they gone because they don't want to live on the however with relationship knowing what it is to be home to be told, I love you would be told.

You mean so much to me even when you are bad. I still love you with faith when they were wrote of relationships there a lot more motivated to keep before they fell the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was irrelevant because they have life. They have life. Dr. Evans will have more forests on the danger of relying more on rules than relationship when he returns in a moment to continue this message from his new audio collection the best of Tony Evans, 20, 21 contains 20 of his most hard-hitting life-changing lessons of the past year, including messages on drawing closer to God.

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Again, that's Tony or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222, I'll repeat that contact information for you after part two today's lesson here is Dr. Evans. We overcome this subversion. God is holding out I'm a Christian now I guess I'm supposed to be miserable when I get to heaven will be better. Until then, I guess the more miserable I am the most brittle and must be sound like the abundant life. Jesus talked about. I have come to give you life and give it to you more like have enough misery than for you to be at. We do you put things in the proper order. Verse 16 says of chapter 2 of all the trees in the garden you may freely whenever you see that word free disgrace. We been justified freely by his grace.

Romans 36 Roman thinking gets good. Romans eight says if God has given us Christ will freely with give us all things that sound like the tree you like to meet sound like the first sign the commandment. The first thing you should be talking about as a Christian is not the prohibition spent time talking about the goodness of God.

When talking about his grace to us talking about good things that mean girlfriend only fought for, what about the trees and that's why the Bible says Thanksgiving is to dominate the life of the believer, because in gratitude is the mark of the devil says look at what God is taken away from you a proper perspective says look at all stuff God has given me for when Israel was in the first thing the children of Israel, was complaining we don't we don't have long. You also don't have the Egyptians holding you with life know me well.

He sent you to the goodness of God's grace shows up because we rarely give thanks Bible says in first since God has given us all things to enjoy silica miserable person. If David enjoyed.

Don't apologize for its don't feel bad for enjoying the guilt trip from the tree of knowledge mess you up all the stuff for free. Based on what the Bible says the biblical prohibition there and all. But God has given us so easy to be ungrateful like the girl mother was trying to pray, pray mothers from the guilt trips I will think of all the children who don't have food close don't have parents like you to speak about CLI and think about that.

That's why they wanted me to pray it's real easy to be ungrateful. If I have any ungrateful kids you go out there and work and work and work and they get stuff for free, free food free housing, free close free gas in the car because they're yours, and they may want to talk on the restrictions mocking Stanley John's mother was a teenager. Now you know how God feels about his kids to yeah yeah right Really close to all shows will go to now closing time. God is not just save all the worst situation. There's always a reason to get things once you come before me, and she knew all of the planning on getting mad about it a lot man got on the bus one day we got time to thank you for your generosity. Somebody would be grateful if you will find your more grace.

John Wesley will one day when he was want to give you thanks. I want to thank you thank you thank you much the Lord, the Lord said the name of the law. Thanks Bible break the law benefits God is God's all all all 19 God is great to write 3.a God like him like he's given you Dr. Tony Evans crushing Satan's claim that God is holding out on us will come back in just a moment online around here want to ask you to give your very best year-end gift to help keep that encouragement coming your way and go nuts and others as well. Your financial support is vital to helping meet our inherent challenge amount. To ensure this outreach remain strong. So that more people like you can continue to be encouraged by God's word please visit Tony today. That's Tony Evans. If you'd like to get a full-length copy of today's message to really review on your owner to pass along to a friend including content. We didn't have time to present on the year. Just contact us for details on the title line number two God is holding out on you.

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Again that's Tony or call our 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222. The only thing many people know about hell is that it's a place they don't want to go tomorrow. Dr. Evans will give us the scriptural reasons to feel that way and advice on avoiding the chance of personally finding out what hell is like back with us tomorrow. The alternative with Dr. Tony Evans celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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