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The Scope of the Battle, Part 1

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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April 12, 2022 8:00 am

The Scope of the Battle, Part 1

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Dr. Tony Evans explains why that strategy only produces frustration and failure strain is ultimately a bad situation. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, seen pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative in any war.

If your commander isn't smarter than your enemy. You got a problem today.

Dr. Evans explains how trusting God's leadership can keep you from becoming a spiritual prisoner of war, let's join him and find out what you feel because the parade you know where all the people of the angelic conflict like you have nothing to do with starting to get you right smack battle when there was a rebellion in families.

Transfer when Satan command post from planet God came down the command post created a man who would usurp authority over him. The lesser agreement we discovered that the human realm. Satan takes the lead takes the initiative and man subjugate the world but God managing on God save the Scripture says the whole world lies in the hands of the one I want joy say Bellingham against God. So you and I are born into a world that is owned by the devil. But when you came to Jesus Christ you will born into another world.

The family of God.

The kingdom of God. And now you are fighting on the other side is to control and make one's own to make leading others to victory the race you simultaneously review them.

Your individual life saving like annoying lying on the pile sinking will be made about you and no matter who you are, what your status is wireless. You look closely at Christians a day by many Christians who came from hell throne drugs and held hostage all hostage.

This man sorry our battery. You can call it what you like is for the spiritual realm of the spiritual conflict while they become prisoners of war. The second is for you that Satan attempts to bring hostage.

The people of God families we saw when Satan tempted Eve tempted Adam and the family came on the already how we saw when the sons of God had relationship with the God of the man producing all rebellious generation against God in Genesis chapter 6 why the family so important to say the battle would be waived by the same it would be waived by the offspring and so save it once to the family not only because he wants you because it once the next generation, the next generation before you have a chance to mold the shade steer them directly from God because it will not stop well not only now have you all have been at home becomes a generational problem.

Logic of the battle being waged by the sea. The tragedy is that Christians today often finding flesh and blood rabbit and principalities and powers and moral forces stating, so that's why we gotta fight for the family controls the family control the future and that's why we gotta fight against men walking off from their families become the getting too tired to hot. There is a battle on me wants to get your family. So the attacks individually tax to your family that he attacked the church he attacks the church through promoting disunity, discrimination, racism and classism cultural as he wants to split the family of God. Because Satan understand something that many Christians don't and that is God does not work in a context of disunity that must be harmony. See the power of God. They can split people up on racial, cultural or class lines. Thinking people making their first decisions based on their personal authority rather than based on divine viewpoint and verbally say before when you will walk you don't care about the color classical culture of the man fighting next to you as long as he shoots in the same direction you want and where I don't want these people want different, but not for pointing a gun at the same enemy, we better learn all because were in a common battle against a common enemy. One of the reason that our communities are in disarray that charges have been Coming together and making a distinction a very important distinction between membership and fellowship. Important distinction because fellowship means if you belong to Jesus Christ. Even though we don't.all I together and cross all about life with no spelling.

The same may Jesus Christ hit it with no spelling the same name. If he is the standard even though we have syncretic differences between the buses to the buffet, to point out recognize that our fellowship in Christ. Why membership may be distinct, so maintaining fellowship without compromising membership becomes a very important purpose of the charge. That is why God says in Ephesians 4 to preserve the unity of the chart.

We must fight to be one of the charge wants to split the charge because the charge against divine power area is society. Satan is behind it. In Daniel chapter 10 of that is behind the prince of the nations on the kingdom nations sits behind them, provoking them and powering them, enabling them to destroy all nations and groups of people. When you understand that this is this plan, you understanding what you really want your family wants the charge that's about to be like once the society wanted. Now you understand that where the battle and its log and who you interact which congressman you in the state of natural legislative body of Congress or the state legislature would set up. It has to do with spiritual issue of Satan and God and until you can trace back your personal POW status, family, POW status, return the field of youth that is audio society field of youth that is not conflict Satan got to get correctly?

Not a gauge principality problems were forcibly located where heavenly places. Many of you here today are still reeling from the spiritual warfare you grew up under the child when you hear a really good day because you been a beta prisoner of war stuff because your parents work being you people want to beat you down and let you know he would not plan on nothing, never go be anything you became trapped in that prisoner of war status and now you think like a prisoner of war because you been living in that social but you can break out. Dr. Evans will come back to explain how just a moment. First though the message you been listening to today use from 20 series on spiritual warfare in these lessons you see life's problems for what they are symptoms of the invisible spiritual battle going on around us learn ways to work through those problems using God's tools, tactics and power. It doesn't matter whether there the everyday challenges we all face or the more serious attacks that show up in the form of substance abuse strongholds, sexual or emotional problems or relational issues we want you to get your own copy of the messages in the spiritual warfare series is our gift. Just visit Tony before time runs out. Make a contribution and will say thanks by sending all 12 full-length lessons your way again that's Tony or call 1-800-800-3222 resource team members are standing by around-the-clock to assist with your request. I'll have that contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this we've got an amazing opportunity for you to join Tony Evans of the urban alternative August 6-13 on an unforgettable cruise to the unmatched beauty of God's masterpieces. Alaska enjoy life changing teaching worship and performances from gifted musicians as well as the opportunity to spend time with others who share your passion for God's kingdom and you'll experience it all while relaxing serious accommodations receiving first-class deals from gifted chefs, the states again are August 6-13 spots are limited so put your choice of room this battle get close family charges society as the source. Satan is the getting man in second Corinthians chapter 10 second Corinthians chapter 10 verse three. Follow this. We walk in the flesh, we do not walk according to the flesh, they are not of the flesh, but divinely probable fortresses. Some of the burdens they strongholds sweetheart destroy what is going watch this speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God and we are taking every thought captive to obedience to Christ.

The parsley want you to know you can use weapons to fight spiritual battles with looking at the secular world help spiritually, the devil can't win if you will probably be straight, unless there is a spiritual response you spend to fix the problem away a bad situation because you cannot a spiritual thoughts with that are not actually become not much which means many of us have wasted energy and resources seeking flash-based help, rather than spirit based on your individual issue family issue charge issue society issue makes it clear that we walk in the class but not how you fight and the battles that you will not open round and we know that we've been wrestling with them so low when you are in a week in and week out. Out here in out break me. That's about all. One other name you get to your fighting God speaks to what it is a spiritual battle and if you never thought that was being satanically imposed left everything up botanically post something to be physiological can come because of problems in the body. I'm talking about things that have spiritual root causes needs a spiritual to not abandon you You have cancer and technical baggage, the Christ of the problem demand, kinda of help. Follow this the source of your spiritual battles find their root in your mind going to be.

The source of spiritual battles finds there in your mind. Tell you what makes you head you will never solve the problem with your feet when you have everyone individual, you won't solve the problem with needle pill starts and you know because I have to do. Chapter 10 said with speculations verse five the knowledge of God. Verse five and taking every thought captive speculations come from the mind where knowledge rooted in the mind when thoughts come from the mind is all in the mind so you to get relief from your PO status being by how when you been born again by happen to learn to think differently. Satan thinking that we are not thinking about the world rather than God's thinking about the world and sets up an online set up an online accordingly. All fortresses and some burdens translated all whole I see all that well, it makes themselves so thinking that we conclude there is no way I can say get out of this problem, we can save this marriage by this church make a difference in our world when I was really a Christian is talking about. No, somebody will hold all portraits built through the one situated in the mind and speculations, knowledge, and thought to be with the mind there is no place you can go back and take you to a solution that does not address that everything else becomes a bad day, a temporary solution because it deals with now the stronghold fortress. The mind set that hold you hostage by wooden scrap stronghold, fortress. It is a mindset that hold you hostage and hold you in a way that you believe that you are a whole lot into a situation that you are powerless to change that to fortress mental thinking that holds you will lock up into a situation that you feel you are powerless to change. And that's when you Christian say I can't get out of this. Can't stop this, we can't make this marriage work. I can't I can't I can't wait you can't. When God says you can. If Satan has made himself at home in your together understand that you actually from a strong hold of the brain. Okay speculations thought and knowledge. Now when you not say you have a goblets way of thinking vanity emptiness is what the Bible calls it baby. Miss. Ephesians 4 says that's why Paul has to write this fiasco write this because the laborers worked in a way of godliness, thinking that thought out St. Mabel Peluso telling verse five says, and we are destroying speculations and every lofty thing that's key phrase every lofty thing lofty thing lofty thing is a petition we have a couple of classrooms in our building and if we want to divide them. We have a petition that we pull and petition that we pull will take that large classroom and split it up and Marie Louise is because we want one thing happening on the side of the room happening on the backside of the room that we don't want to mix because we don't want to bring them next week on the classroom and we pull lofty thing about the bigger become the petitions that are being referred to. So they would be lost up. We pull out the same concept now if Satan can put petition petition in your mind by the sacred that which is God and not of God petition.

I tell you, in verse five is a petition against the knowledge of God, what site will block information to the other side of it wants to block the knowledge of God. It wants to keep the knowledge of God on Sunday petition as you walk out of the church Is not transferred to my big problem you had the night song a nice assignment for the protection and block the knowledge of God sets up the knowledge of God. He wanted to know if you take God's word and the tree of life was meant to be live want you to take a tree. You want a rat wants to put which blocks the mind we have the knowledge of God on Sunday morning prayer the Lord praised Jesus. I know God is true, but soon the person we really ship would say that word and would say what's the knowledge of God, for God one limit should be written of this petition called James 18 double mindedness. What you have to minds not want to say what you have to do what you have the crystalline mind. The secular mind to write up a petition have a committed committed not because the moment you have given space to raise the lofty thing. The knowledge of God through all block and bringing you out of your prisoner of war status and some of us have been printed so long we will know how to live. Dr. Tony Evans encouraging us to push beyond the barriers the enemy puts in front of us now if you'd like to get a full-length copy of this message.

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