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April 26, 2022 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans is experiencing real intimacy with the Lord requires an investment occasionally. 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. Satan knows exactly where to find weak spots that can trip us up or tear us down, so today Dr. Evans outlines three specific steps we need to take to break free from the habits and history turned us into spiritual prisoners of war, let's join him in the mindset that accepts changeable outlets against the will of God's call Christian living trust you suppose the habit. So my task is to try and simply as I know how my benefit, you'll address the question how do I overcome all about spiritual law, the personal stronghold in my life. I want you can help another brother or sister or family member who know Christ, a personal stronghold like a mindset that 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 to remember your position in Christ. Let me review your position. Ephesians 267. This has raised us up with Christ seated us with him in happily places in Christ you have been elevated to a position with Christ now and throw all the heavenly realm and in light of that in Colossians chapter 3 verse one. If you have been 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 all the things on our sat on it. When solution then you won't be able to get. I happily response so that what is it legal to remember your position in Christ. Your position as a child of God.
If you truly say Christ get this now gives you authority over Satan. Jesus Christ has granted you let me go already saw that you can simply tell the angelic row that you you no longer have any rights over my life. Secondly why you remember your position. You must rely on God's provision. Turn with me to James for Mary verse 6P Gregor Gray's greater greater than the meshing with 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 and angels submitted to God know you not because of you with submitted to God you wouldn't do what they were doing to chapter 4 verses one through three. One of the sources of your quarrels and conflicts among you, and the fourth of your pledge that wage war in your members. You do not have commit murder cannot obtain all not submitting to God, if you're still fighting for yourself.
Commitment can't work unless is preceded by some say well what Richard Sereno.because once you surrender then God can take over most people don't surrender. They commit and what they do is try to gear up their minds if they were they going to do in the flesh and may treat the flesh like alarm and lion tamer. Trying to whip it into conformity. Not understanding that it means that you surrender. Surrender.
Now you can commit to having told God and God. You can I'm going to go out and do what I do not have the ability commit myself to you to supply back with me. You have 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 person says 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 to get some grace and I will my all I God we are to self-sufficient and that's what we have been able to break out of the strongholds not tested this. I tested it with two or three people in our body would had various addictions for years and I sat with him in my office or some other place like that. Would you try this addictions that they have figures. We reviewed their position in Christ. Delivery reviewed submission to Christ and in this illustration when and less than 1/10, section why because God what they could do for themselves by granting them more grace because they sent you and I will become what you do not become what I can do that so by their commitment to the transformation. Some of us up to self-sufficient and we think more about ourselves than we ought. We don't know why we think that would be in the mess we were in it. We didn't think we make one mess after another mess we don't intend to do it, think we intend to do it. We say on New Year's Eve. I'm going to stop doing this we really mean we have the power to backup the word, and so we jump to conclusions like the little boy was 1.1 the pilot the minister of the Boy Scout computer with and it was trouble in applying the plane was beginning to God. The only problem with refreshments for people became his wife and four kids. I need a person, the computer where it says what all the knowledge that really made for the 20 century with me to be jumped.
The little boy in the long, full life, you're just a man. You take the last parachute, and I'll go down with the plane. Raven don't worry about the bread computer with my knapsack and jumped out of the plane with its lights. God is what we jump with metal hall does all the way down so submit to God involved in that submission to God is drawing you to God and he will draw near with God without giving him time.
Jesus said in Matthew 721 something that only come by fasting and prayer.
When you, the God's presence with praise and prayer.
The only worship God on Sunday morning. Mary God occasionally. Let me tell you about the devil he got an allergy, you have valid certain times of year when the power this irritate you run run just the pilot has traded so that is choking you up about allergies and Satan is allergic to pray is allergic to Pratt and when it stopped around in the making contact with God as a way of life drawing near to God turning worship and wildlife gotta vacate the premises because it gets allergic.
Some of of never have to worry about that because the pollen of praise and prayer never filled the air. We never filled midsole is quite involved is allergic around us site that honestly time. Even our presence with the praise of God and God the praise of the people when we don't bother with it because it's too much, unlike what he is drawing near to God. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more on why trying to stop a spiritual enemy with human effort is simply a waste of time with us roles of husbands and wives.
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Let's try Dr. Evans now as he takes us back to James chapter 4 human effort cannot stop spiritual fall, repent of your sin is the next remember your position would allow God's provision repent of your sin. He says in verse eight.
Cleanse your hand, your sentence purify your hearts, you double minded. Be miserable in morning weeks.
Let your laughter be turned the morning and your joy to gloom that simply says your self enough to God.
The call of sin. Sin when people are not willing to personal responsibility and blame society where the golf golf golf that you want you today and a national public God and Jesus Simmons God considers you brown.
That's why the proud but gives grace to the proud why because every time he sees you too proud to come to him and confessing him when you messed up you remind him of another person like Satan said don't want to submit you before you must why you have anything to brag about.
You want talk about what you did good note sentence God hates pride and you are proud when you don't come to him and called must repent of sin. Finally, you must resist the devil's backup diverse. Seven.
Submit therefore to God. That's one side of the coin, the other side of the coin is resist the devil and look at the promise associated with verse seven and he will flee from you talk about this. Resist the devil and some people got the thing who can actually pay money to go sign up for seminar on how to resist the devil.
Well, let me help you save some money Same Statement of God That He May Exalt You. That Is above Your Child about Your Suffering about Whatever You Going through Casting All Your Worries on Him Because He Cares for You of Spirit Be on the Side of the Double Prowl about like a Long Line of Thinking from It up like My Joy, Happiness, Dignity, Responsibility for All Time Someone about What You Do Not Resist in Your Papers after You Have Suffered for While, the God of All Grace, Who Called You into an Eternal Glory Will Sound Filled with Perfect Strength in Establishing Resist Cinnamon Okay I Know That, but How Is Only One Way to Resisting.
One Day He Came to Jesus and Say You're Hungry You Got Jesus Said What Is Written, Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone, but by Every Word That God Let Satan Take What You Got a Job When It Is Written, Not the Lord Thy God Will Put into the Mountain All Roman Empire. But Jaden Said, You Shall Worship the Lord Thy God and Serve Him Only the Bible Said the One Spoken Word of God. When You Tally Him with Christ to Six-Said It with Him on Things about Things Better Now, but You Can but You Don't Know What You Don't Know What You Know about Wednesday, Which Is Also in about… You Say Shake You When You Walk Away Way Called Me That Much Is Free Wanted to Say Because A Lot Of or Else God, Satan, the God of the Life Somebody Put into the Test and Stop Believing What You Been Tall.
David Put into Test One Day David Had a Family That Was Much Bigger Than Him Non-Non-Saul Was Scared Because Rally on Me Was Scared but David Said This Dog Is Real Salt, Davis, and I Don't Know How to Stop One down and Came out to My Shape That One Day Back to My Lands and Know That God Took God the Day I Confront Some of You Have Never Seen God Today so You Don't Think It Can without One Bird Food. David Said Let Me Tell You before You Start out in My Name, the Name of Israel, in the Name of the Lord God Brought Slingshot One We Went around and Let It Go Now and I like This Song Had a Chance to Get out Himself so His Hand from His Body and Let Them Know What God's Will, in the Name of God's You Start Will Close with This Grace. Verse 14 Says, since We Have a Great High Priest Who Has Passed through the Heavens, Jesus the Son of God, Let Us Hold Our Confession but We Do Not Have a High Priest Who Cannot Sympathize with Our Week with Struggling but One Who Has Been Tempted in All Things That We yet without Sin.
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