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April 21, 2022 8:00 am
You will says Dr. Tony Evans explains why the process is easier than you think it was doing some magical player games you access to the already up. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and president of the urban alternative. They say getting things done is always a matter of what you know but who you know.
We'll see how that principle comes into play as Dr. Evans takes us to the book of Ephesians. Let's join him in chapter 6 for today's lesson we call not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of the world that manage this darkness, based on the places we wage war. In that realm. We don't wage war at all. We marched in the parade back. That's what a lot of people do every Sunday they come to the Sunday parade march in the church. They mock chairs and a mop back in the church will know that they'll never and so he knows he never has to worry about them because they will get mad at the parking lot attendant. The bill get mad at the deacon and the elbow don't get mad at the preacher and the make, but they won't touch the evil one student is how we fight this war like this will buy already that have been garrisoned in Christ, and that even if you don't know your identity in Christ you have lost before you start because you have nothing to call upon when you need power in order to give you victory Jesus Christ has granted Christians already in heaven, not our own authority already.
Which means depend upon his power, God has given us a wardrobe of authority six pieces Obama three that you take all three that you would pick up as needed. The first three take all have to do with the belt of truth that must be an objective standard by which you make pragmatic decisions. Righteousness that your new identity in Christ whereby you have been cloaked with the righteousness of Christ is to inform you live. There is a gathering of our feet with the shoes of the gospel of peace of God that should govern our decision-making when were operating according to God's truth. But then take up that it have close enough to get you when you needed your shield of faith. The helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit.
The only problem with those that can be a little bit of markets get dressed and being beaten segment is ripping medium for storing my family capturing my children destroying my mind me that's kind of influence that is controlling me. Whether it's alcohol or drug relationship or what have you understood what you said last week that I found the right tire on if I'm going to be spiritually Victoria is how do I get dressed because God had given you a way to access the Hardy that you possess, but is only giving you one way to do it.
It's not my programs is not my techniques. If not by formulas if not by doing some magical some people that you think if you say the right words the right way.
If you go to this seminar we remember 12 step that became 24 became 3650 program and we still another thing wrong with the program because we must start back which God has given us in the heavenly places only given one thing that's why after the discussion, Paul said in Ephesians 6, verse 18, with all prayer and fish and pray at all in the spirit and would you be on alert with all perseverance and petition for all things, to put it another way, prayer games you access to the authority of heaven. Put another way, prayer is what dresses you up in prayer is not a dynamic, vibrant consistent in your Christian life. You are a new spiritual site.
Not only supplied the entire supplied the dressing code to put it another way, if the means that we accept spiritual authority.
How does this work in Bible demons on the flee non-Christians and without dynamic and I say this to my conviction and condemnation" of the church you all walking on a spiritual treadmill movement class covering the ground.
We have made, planned, made all, to improve our spiritual life, only to find out we been spot on the treadmill, gaining no yardage about trying to God's way.
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First of all significant prayer word with first were in other words prayer. This national spiritual welfare. In other words, you can't get clean.
If you don't remember burst.
You can from the pile up anything if you missed out on the understanding of the battle in verses 10 through 1770 to stand when Stanley don't give up one for you and I do not think Christ has won a victory for you in heavenly places with him on the angel have now been raised about Angel. The price that will take your territory away is taken away the territory about joy you take away the story about please take away the territory back home. Take away the confidence in taken us away from the apartheid position. The dog's that if, in connection with this I make sure but it ain't without a real invasion of being Christ, then you won't pray right. What you doing prayers make withdrawals not make new deposits. God is not asking you add to Christ after you drop and withdraw from the achievement, but if you don't know what type of non-add that which makes it like this provision of God, and light up the already given us claim with prayer. Prayer to put another way, without prayer you don't use any of the things that God has granted you with prayer tied to the arm of Satan can't touch it was like a father, the son, which run out rate the Prairie fire enough spray pie with catching up with and so they were going to be caught if I was moving rapidly until the father and son got off the wagon and of the fire risk to them. He does a little bit and set fire in a circle around him, his son in the wagon and burned a big space, he set on fire a lot space where he and his son stood as the fire came upon them the file in front of them. There is no sun stand said son transmit stand outside and stand little son where we all already been burned once. All I can do it, just wants his berm was burned once and stand on Christ and his accomplishment on the cross can be brought up again but we want to try.
We want to try to be the one hand, Christ is not now with prayer. Dr. Evans will return in a moment to continue this discussion of how you can stand on the sacrifice of Christ stay with us, you know, if you're stand for Jesus is included too many falls you can take some important steps toward change with the help of Tony's powerful book victory in spiritual warfare.
It'll teach you to use the tools and tactics. God is provided to give you triumph over the spiritual challenges in your life.
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That's 1-800-800-3222 will go back to more of our message right after this I'm standing here in Alaska. One of the most glorious places God's great creation and I want to invite you to join me permit alternative for the Alaskan cruise going to have a magnificent time in God's word and in God's creation we going to enjoy great fellowship. Great great and I'm looking forward to meeting and greeting you on our QA Alaskan cruise register to be there. Can't wait to be with you for this unforgettable Alaskan cruise, visit Tony Evans.org today.
That's Tony Evans.org Napoleon was trying to calm to the world doing his regime and one day the story goes looking at a map and he was stifled because on the map on his wall with one red dot. Napoleon is recorded to see if it wasn't for that one red I could own the world but one red dot of the British Empire was one place he couldn't talk.
Satan is a lot like Napoleon. He looked at the cross that one red just think if I become a man at the time and space blood of Jesus Christ on the cross gave us victory over the one stand is your status in him for a lot of us prayer would like national anthem before football game against the thought of it have nothing to do.
It would have been on the field that we pray you know we pray Lord blessed me today and I go to work you know no connection with what's happening on the field more about this food, but no connection with what's happening with the wife. Spiritual warfare is not tied to the children what is prayer.
What is it we make this thing called principal prayer is simply communication with God as it is a woman to become deeper.
That's the problem we want to get so deep we don't know we don't really need to get that communication with God. See also need some human communication with you want talk to me is only one God. I'm not as communication with GOP like I was praying and he didn't have good English is whether the new financing. Dotson has all twisted but he was passionate about lady came in him complaining. She said son you need to learn how to speak after you said that you need to learn how to talk English is bad and you should across the one talking to you as communication with God. Communication with God, something about God. God taught literature, but God is all so weak we want to talk to the people you want to talk.talk to the people with God all people are God and God's main communication with based, but because we are doing the shadowing, chattering, not pray we want to rob a lamp and what we wanted this magical genie to show the service needs prayer is not getting God to conform to practice getting me to conform to our prayers are spent on these telling God what we want us long to make a request knowing the God budget going to God to tell God what you want to do what you want to God you what God intended for you. When you put something well do you pray that in the century, praying, which means that you need to know a little bit about the revelation of God will leave you empty and prayer. You know why you have not added a to your prayer lately. Same thing every day every morning every night can can quote it which can quote it which some of you been saying for years, now I lay me down to sleep. Pray the Lord will keep… Before I went on Monsanto your knowledge of God and if your knowledge of God is the knowledge of God is with your plan will never get to the stand knowledge of God and get today.well run dry significance of prayer through prayer you gave access to God's authority through prayer, you engage catch this spiritual. Now I don't know why God did it, I can answer this question, but God decided that there were certain things he would not do apart (some of you have a question asked me what God is going to do anyway. Why pray answer. He decided that he won't do certain things without like our kids everything they want the candidate we think ask that we intend to give it to them, but we won't tell. They ask why because only in asking are you showing dependency see what I'm asking you can do it yourself. What prayer does is it shows dependency and gain access retainer story on the turnabout in Daniel nine Daniel had a problem. The people of Israel were in captivity and it was a big problem.
Daniel said in his heart. In verses two and three Not take this master God that he bent down the last, but not the boy's right currently find out what God had settled the matter so he could put God on the spot. Prayer gives you a chance to put Don on the spot on the spot into a corner you say wait a minute you can back.up into a corner. Oh yes you can answer most God told the story of Israel God to give you better know what you talk about is I pray tell, why not mow you can't do that because the nation is really going to laugh at us that God was big enough to get a buddy one big enough to take on the God and so it will shrink God saying that you want to preserve the people that God changed back.up against say what what what what will really work really work of Moses understood God's nature and God, have the rafts that he also have a great sign and if you can appeal to his grace will draft so that you get the benefit of grace, and not that what you deserve. His wrath has a problem with many of us to walk around.
I cannot believe I can save this marriage to thing through Christ who strengthens me going online.I can I can overcome the habit you are and I can't be telling… He is a liar every time the one thing I get is God's view of the liar, start thinking in terms of what God said Dr. Tony Evan on how to access the authority God has given you. Now if you'd like to get a full-length copy of this message. Check with us for details on the lesson called the access to authority is just one part of Tony's 12 lesson series on spiritual warfare collection that will equip you to fight back against the devil's efforts to destroy you by using God's power instead of your own. Remember we were offering this two-volume audio collection is our gift when you make a donation to the ministry along with it to send you your choice of either of Tony's two companion books for the series victory in spiritual warfare or prayers for victory in spiritual warfare making arrangements to get this special offer online had Tony Evans.org or call us day or night at 1-800-800-3222 number again 1-800-800-3222 or online it Tony Evans.org, which is where you can also get information about the limited time streaming of the popular film journey with Jesus during Dr. Evans, Crystal Priscilla and Anthony Evans filmed on location in Israel journey with Jesus follows the steps of Jesus through the holy land. The special streaming opportunity ends this weekend, so be sure to check out the details right away. Tony Evans.org Dr. Evans is praying with our children at bedtime and before meals is good but it's not enough. Be sure to join us tomorrow to learn about the kind of prayer that gives us real access to God's authority. The alternatives with Dr. Tony Evan Roth utilizing made possible by the generous contributions listeners like