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Tearing Down Personal Strongholds

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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April 25, 2022 8:00 am

Tearing Down Personal Strongholds

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Dr. Tony Evans is God has what it takes to keep your hands in your past. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans on her speaker, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative giving up our national defense has always been a priority but Dr. Evan says we don't always pay enough attention to her personal spiritual security today explains how grace can reinforce your resistance to the enemy? I trust you captured, say you have not been able to let you go. Some of the incarcerated by the evil one drug addiction is a small class has been captured by chemical agent so they know matter how much you try, you can't let it go. Some are codependent people. A person in your life captured you some of you it could be parents with long but you have not allowed you to go free. Some of you entered into the Christian abuse To you and I'll hold you hostage because no matter how you run not been able to break away from vice grip stroll some of your stronghold stronghold. We have been able to come back stronghold of the mind, sexual addiction, pornography, for example, stronghold of the mind activity captures lines were unable to unlock ourselves from it, no matter how many times we say when we keep buying and keep coming through it many times we say when I got up watched the show we keep running it on because we have been captured by a stronghold of the month stronghold in the mindset that accepts a situation at unchangeable, we know it's against the will of God, something that captured you and you know way out, but you want to escape the unfortunate Christian living. That if you have a strong low you supposed to have that there is no way out. We want to blame people stronghold people not make something a stronghold they can set you up with you to make it a stronghold because what makes a stronghold of strong low MRI people can make it accessible to you why people can encourage you when it they cannot portion stronghold is where you are captured in your mind, jump onto the job. In the movie I want have my problem is that your problem is your problem sets you up so I can reveal how messed up you will want to spend time blaming others rather than giving revenue stronghold that we spiritual. One of the reason the government ever get rid of it because you have not addressed it spiritually. You cannot fight a spiritual battle using weapons of the flesh, you can, that which is born of flashes last John three says that which is born of spirit to spirit and never the twain shall meet, insult my task is to try and simply as I know how for my benefit and you'll us to address the question how do I overcome all that I learned about spiritual warfare, the personal stronghold in my life. If you don't have one. How you can help another brother or sister or family member who knows Jesus Christ to overcome a personal stronghold in bearlike mindset, Betsy Avenue, unchangeable, that which is against the will of God number one. The first thing you must do if you're gonna get out of the vice grip of the line that is holding you hostage what it is to remember your position in Christ. That little statement on the road of deliverance that you can imagine that little statement can set you free from things that have been dogging you put 25 no matter what you get if you do not remember your position in Christ, then you are barking up the wrong tree. Ephesians 26 says this has raised us up with Christ seated us with him in heavenly places in Christ you have been elevated to a position with Christ, who is now in throne. Although the heavenly realm and that's where you are in light of that in Colossians chapter 3 verse one. If you happen right with Christ keeps thinking of things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things about not on the things on whereafter limit earthly Christians. And that's why we don't have more supernatural deliverance if you sat on it earthly solution, then you won't be able to get. I happily response Jesus Christ is not down in writing and in throne and therefore Hammond must be the place where you access your solution. Why say book of Colossians says in verse nine of chapter 24 in Christ all the fullness of the 12 in bodily form Jesus of God added him you have been made complete is the hand over all rule and authority to be angels, good and bad. Verse 15 said and he have the ruler of the parties made a public display of having triumph over them throne him. Jesus had already beaten the battle but devil and his angels almost saw no problem if you are going to be able environment that is the source of your problem you have to hook up with somebody who can whip up and you can show them what is it legal to remember your position in Christ. Your position as a child of God. If you truly say Andrew tries to get this now gives you only authority over Satan succeed in your possession in Christ. Having been raised with him and seated with him in the heavenly places gives you legal authority were the angelic realm leg all authority. Jesus Christ has granted you with me go already so that you can simply tell the angelic row that up to you.

You no longer have any rights over my life and that you are allowed another another tribe. We have never tried stating with attack and legitimate to place on me that which you have no life because I only set free by Christ that Satan does not want you to remember when Alameda and want your direct number that because it showed up again will you let it know you will never call on your legal right's you have legal rights in heavenly places and will have a lot to ask that you never benefit from.

You have legal rights and have in realizing there is an important factor in combating the enemy's influence in your life. Dr. Evans will have more when he returns in a moment.

Now if you're wanting to dig deeper into the important subject being covered today. I encourage you to check out Tony's complete two-volume 12 message series. It's called spiritual warfare and it learn the toughest problems you face are often created by spiritual issues that demand spiritual solutions. Dr. Evans offers an effective plan of attack and shines a revealing light on the devils tricks and tactics, allowing you to become equipped for winning victories on spiritual battle fields that can affect your marriage, finances, and even emotions and addictions. You can get your own copy of spiritual warfare on CD or digital download, and if you contact us right away to make a contribution to the ministry will say thanks by sending you the complete spiritual warfare series and your choice of one of two follow-up books victory in spiritual warfare or prayers for victory in spiritual warfare. Just visit Tony and get the details before time runs out.

Again, that's Tony or call 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by around-the-clock to help with your resource request I'll have that information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this is beyond the Sunday sermon a chance to really dig into the Bible and the kingdom in a new way anytime and anywhere because it's all online Tony Evans training center, in-depth courses, all kinds of topics cultural transformation intro to expository preaching to Josh Hebrews, Old Testament, New Testament, and so much more. These are sermons their teaching courses to help you engage understand Scripture and not just to hear about, but to explore the kingdom of God on your own.

Find out more Tony Evans Tony Evans watching the football game. One of the plants got upset free for quality made was twice as big as the referee probably as strong as the day was great and he went the referee and he didn't think of all and be on the map you don't put your hands upon your body on the ball the umpire depending on what supportive when you legal rights smaller than you know you know you got on the equipment on the sharp's direct freight rates and brought out a yellow flag and started waving and down like this set flat-footed in time out. But wait, football play equipment set up in the face about 300 strike where they get all know that it was the player in the playoffs will protect the playoffs tableau and the player had long been the play, rather than you left the lights longer than you equipment you get. Based on Mike's law from the plan rapidly on the plan publicly and the power of the blade right and more potent in the power of Satan's way. Not only the right. We forget we have the flag in the back pocket so we have the right to say what what it brings up we can't help it live.

I just Colossians to you when you have legal rights.

Remember your position in Christ you have rights now inhabit signal want you to remember that because he knows he must respond to that authority because it comes from Christ. Secondly why you remember your position.

You must rely on God's provision. Turn with me to James for Mary verse six but he gives greater grace. Therefore it says God as opposed to the proud but gives grace to the remember me telling you, Nicole Battle of the Bulge grace with that phrase. Please listen to that phrase. Please hear the phrase grinder rights greater then what greater than the mesh hotel. What is your life. You are right just don't care what you gone through under my not saying that I'm not saying it wants. He writes that law grace on us grace that your problem. The way the mass that we brightening him by getting up writer writes yes I got greater grace is right right but your attention writer right and will supply all over, like Matthew made an action.

Remember the master writer writes exhaustible supply possession, but you must use his provision now that's across the how do I get this right given this goodness that is greater than my mess. How do I get it out for us. He says in verse seven, submit to God submit to God submit to God. Submit submitted to God. No, you're not sublime because of you will submitted to God you wouldn't do what they would do. In chapter 4 verses one through three.

One of the sources of your quarrels and conflicts among you before you pledge that wage war in your members.

You do not have. You commit murder cannot obtain all your not submitting yourself to make it happen for you. You're not submitted to God to make it a dog to do not submit to God telling you how strong will not strongly what rights without a problem because we are not submitted if you go to be submitted to God because you want greater grace. The word submit has two components in order to submit the first component of submit surrender normally when people say submit another synonym but we commit without surrender invitation when I do my thing I want to commit themselves. Christ come down come down and say well I'm not do this anymore not do that anymore.

Make a commitment and you really mean it. But then you go out a lot because commitment is preceded by some say well what I mentioned surrender. Surrender.can't serve God and unable surrender to surrender as I am not able to when a man surrender little while. I went up the white flag and loss. The Bible teaches greater grace from God. Surrender the white one was there when we commit insight we say well to the power you would need to get what some would say I am unable to hold back which is necessary to get myself or somebody help me I'm so weak. I am so sick and so unable to fall flat on my face before you now surrender because once you surrender then God can take over most people don't surrender any commit and what they do is try to gear up their minds. They were they going to do in the flesh and may treat the flesh like a lion tamer trying to whip it into conformity. Not understanding that it means that you surrender. Surrender. Now you can commit having told God I can't and God.

You can am going to go out and do what I do not have the ability surrender because I commit myself to you to supply back what I made to fulfill expectations of me you have not invited God to do for you what you can do puts it this way, work out your own salvation and fear and trembling, but don't get the next test for it is God who works in you both to will and to do we want to do it ourselves and ask God to bless it what God wants us to say I messed try get some grace and I will pull all I God Dr. Tony Evans reminding us the victory involves less trying and more trusting.

Now, as I mentioned earlier will send you all 12 full-length lessons from his current series on spiritual warfare with our thanks when you make a donation to help keep his teaching on the station and as a special bonus if you contact us right away will even include a copy of one of his two popular companion books. Either victory in spiritual warfare or prayers for victory in spiritual warfare.

Take your pick. Just visit Tony to get the details and make the arrangements or if it's more convenient for you. Give us a phone call at 1-800-800-3222 or one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist with your resource request. Again, that's Tony or by phone at 1-800-800-3222 one tomorrow. Dr. Evans will outline three specific steps we need to take to break free from the habits and history and tradition.

The spiritual prisoners of war.

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