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Breaking Spiritual Bondage

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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January 24, 2022 7:00 am

Breaking Spiritual Bondage

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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January 24, 2022 7:00 am

When our day-to-day troubles turn into a trap we can't escape, we don't just have a problem; we're in bondage. Dr. Tony Evans explains how you can break free as he examines a famous story from the book of Exodus.

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If you been Dr. Tony Evans shows there's only one cause that gain control. Contrary to the will, the word of God. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans on other speaker Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative when her day-to-day troubles turn into a trap. We can't escape.

We don't just have a problem were in bondage today. Dr. Evans explains how we can break free.

As he tells us what happened to the people of Israel in Exodus chapter 2.

Let's join one of the greatest tragedies of law are POWs, prisoners of war.

People have gotten caught in the conflict of the battle and have gotten captured by the enemy often detained for an period of time until deliverance comes from God's people are prisoners of war. The battle in the spiritual realm has caught many, and made them In enemy territory being controlled by the enemy's is a painful thing to be if even more painful when the enemy is calling the shots, Israel himself in Egypt in bondage with told in the middle of verse 23 the sons of Israel because of the bond. They were serrated in enemy territory under an enemy regime and they were tired and tired because the enemy is in control tired because the place you are is not what you want to be and you see no exit signs no way to get out.

That was Israel situation you know things are bad when the only option you have is to sigh it says Bayside.

Because of this situation.

Trap stock with no way out. We are told by King and evil King with the same team that wanted to murder or kill Moses on the bondage regime, a kingdom he jumps by a king Pharaoh the king of Egypt would not let go. This king had no sympathy for them.

He had no concern for this concern was for his kingdom and his regime and now living in Egypt, have become a burdensome situation if you want to know how bad it got. With told in verse seven the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and given heed to their cry because of their past master file. I am aware of their suffering. Egypt was a place of suffering pain of her anguish of spiritual bondage spiritual bondage is to be trapped in a situation you can't get out of the situation that causes you suffering and say discouragement and despair is not well, at least no legitimate way out. Another word for this in the Scripture is stronghold stronghold is a specific nuance because it refers to a seven minute gain control like a snake that wraps itself around the mind or the will or the emotions so you feel helpless of the secular non-Christian word for stronghold his addiction addiction. We will we will use that word because the phrase addiction does not bring in the spiritual element addictions could just be from the secular world a bad habit of our sins that gain control themselves around so that there is an entrenched pattern of thinking or contrary to the will, the word of God in the way here in bondage and you don't know how to get like an animal caught in a trap and every time you try to get out. It hurts even bunch, usually in bondage or stronghold you want even how you got wonder how what you want up over here. Israel was in Egypt, miserable, with no way out.

The Bible is clear that Christians can get caught when caught the fundamental concern is how I get from where I am where I need to be with told two things when in the play that gave way to bed. Deliverance verse 23 says when Bayside become the best situation. They cried out their cry for help were cried again.

Verse seven says God to keep their cry question is will mean the cry when it all gets in the trap and it understands is stuck forever unless somebody else delivers it leads to a cry from the hot cute little prayer. The crown is not now I lay me down to sleep.

Pray the Lord my soul to keep if I die before I wake pray the Lord my soul to take the crime now. Can't wait to bedtime. Pray that they can take another day this people don't have a leak between friends because this is desperate the situation now looking back, but to understand crying out in a person with the perpetual complete complaint all the time so long all the time complaining when a person is crying dominates the it is the chief thing that they are doing. It is the dominating thing it says and bake and cry out to people living cry out to counseling and cry out this thing was bigger than the Council or preacher, or a sermon.

This would only God could fix the situation that only God to fix. However, they did get God the until he cried out they didn't get his attention until they were desperate, you know, made the connection between their bondage and their spiritual condition slots because they were not in touch with. They thought the problem was social, and spiritual.

That's one of our major problems when you extract, delete, or miss the spiritual connection to your situation that will need the crime. One of the great successes of the evil one is to disconnect the spiritual from the visible and from the physical once he makes this and you don't see that this issue is spiritual, average room, although it may be physical image for all your time trying to find secular solution when I get into the spiritual causation and therefore solution to the issue. If you are in bondage to anything. It is spiritual. Don't spend all your time with the fruit because you will not get to pick the apples off the tree without the disease on the ground and you won't got to call a person is a drug addict, spiritual problem, it just shows up with drugs on how to troubleshoot it shows an alcohol but if you treated alcohol before we go to the one I did make for block or two, but because this has been traded in for the there is no long-term solution.

They cried out and really told they cried out in one direction.

They cried out to God.

Now I want to know what is holding you bondage if you and bondage has driven you to cry out to God. I'm not talking about you saying grace around the meal and thrown in.

In Lord help me out of this situation to situation newly feeling you know I mean it's that bad you crying out to God, need release and you are the only one who can get me out of this.

Dr. Evans will have more for us and what happens when we cry out to God when he continues this message from his powerful audio compilation coming to the comforter. These 20 lessons cover why God allows painful circumstances to come our way. How we cares for us as were going through them. How he uses them to build our strength and devotion, and what we can do to approach him for his help and healing.

It includes bonus material. We won't have time to present on the year and if you contact us right away. Get yours with our thanks when you make a contribution in support of the ministry of the alternative, and right now will also include a special bonus, a copy of Tony's brand-new book hope for the hurting. In it he shows that no matter how negative the realities of life. Get we don't need to let them define how things are going to work out for us because there is help and hope even in the midst of our hurt to request your copy of the special resource bundle. Visit us or call us at 1-800-800-3222 and if you're looking to go even deeper into the subject or want to present this material to your small group check on obtaining the companion hope for the hurting Bible study DVD and study guide. Again, this is a limited time offers so visit us right or call 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night. Let one of our team members, assist with your resource request that's 1-800-800-3222 with Dr. Evans will come back with more of our message right after this.

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We told God remembered his covenant God made a promise to Abraham through Isaac Jake.

I will make you a great nation and I want to deliver you to the land of promise. This lets us know about their cry God. Remember the word that I got connected with God's word what is now remembered.

If competent because they remembered the king of the agent was a covenant when the king said now and they remembered God's comfort and when they remembered God's covenant. Remember God. God remembered his covenant which was based on his word what Washington's great performances I think was when he played Rubin hurricane, who had been imprisoned in bondage.

This time studying law books on which he could not get free concentrated but you could do will the law solve the information gathering, but it happened by chance that the one dollar off to jail ultimately released jail cell for Sarah to relate you and set you free. God saw 25 notice chapter 3 verse one now summarizing now has to do with temporality has to do with what was special about. I called on God. God remembered his company saw Moses was pastoring. Remember when was written there were no chapter divisions so that when moving from chapter to chapter 3, we just got a loving story when I got there that would not become so tall. This is only ground responded to God in Israel would know when God said to people become aware of their sufferings have come down from the Egyptians and bring to a land flowing with milk and honey given the plight of the Jebusites has come to me why question which was the son that you want when you to create solution. The beautiful thing about God here and you and coming to the crime and we cry out, based on his work when it comes down Dr. Tony Evans biblical counsel on the first steps to freeing yourself from the grip of spiritual bondage back in just a moment with the final illustration for the day. First, today's lesson is part of that special resource offer. I mentioned earlier, the 20 message teaching compilation coming to the comforter, along with Tony's brand-new book hope for the hurting, there's even a companion Bible study guide and DVD to help you dig deeper and understanding God's hope and peace in times of trouble to get all the details just visit Tony Avenue make a contribution to the ministry and other say thank you by sending these powerful resources your way again that's Tony or by phone 24 seven at 1-800-800-3222. Throughout history, there are certain things that haven't changed one of those is that people still need the Lord today is much as ever.

Dr. Evans believes when we share kindness with one another were doing both a good thing and a godly thing that can help point those around us to God's kingdom, we encourage you to look for opportunities to be his ambassador through your deliberate acts of kindness each day.

Some of the healthiest people you know may be the most in need of healing tomorrow.

Dr. Evans will explain why is he spells out God's plan to sweeten up our sour lives right now though he's back with this closing thought stuck in steps like a scary situation, especially if you suspended between floor not risk getting stuck in elevators, but if you're afraid of heights you know you get stuck in the elevator is claustrophobic to give a little shell and then on top of you don't know what's going now screaming don't generally help you when you caught in the elevator you came here banging on the door if his full fidelity. All modern elevated on now Bill with alarm signals to connect you either to the fire department was some maintenance in the structure itself designed to hear that particular cry and to respond you scream in the fire department, maybe, but if you will pick up the prescribed when you stuck and elevate they will dispatch your deliverance to your entrapped situation. I want to challenge all of us rather than complain in the stockroom crying out to God for deliverance for the bondage that you tired of being in low if you like really, because I'm sure God to send some of us do not tired enough yet because if you would like really tie you really wanted my will I be hearing from you a lot more than I because you will believe I will solution the alternatives with Dr. Tony. I brought you made possible by the generous contributions listeners like

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