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April 27, 2022 8:00 am
Only spiritual spirit. Dr. Tony Evans says the problems facing America are too serious to be solved with worldly wisdom and all blame on families going up on this is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evan, author, speaker, seen pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative as far back as the Garden of Eden.
Satan's been using family conflict as a weapon against us today. Dr. Evans shows had a tear down the strongholds.
The enemy set up in your home, let's join him. The sound of my voice family is close to a family that is falling apart. Whether it's a husband and wife relationship that has become paralyzed.
Whether it's children who are living rebelliously. Whether it's a generational curse that you are under so you want to throw in the towel you want to go to the divorce court you want to give up because you just don't see how the world you will be released from the stronghold. The principle is clear only spiritual weapons can defeat spiritual strongholds and often we applied spiritual weapons last night. First, what is the call's.
First of all, the call of family strongholds where you heard it in Genesis chapter 3 the deterioration of the first family.
Adam was caused or initiated by an angel.
Satan is an angel visit. The first family and cause spiritual deterioration which led to relational deterioration relationships. First, that went bad between human being.
That was relationship with God somehow in the human environment and trace the first family breakup. When Angel and I would like to go on record as saying we can trace every family breakup in its root to an angel, because Satan premarital goal next to the store and you is the destruction of your family because of the whole site infiltration Satan or one of his minions infiltrate the family through the flash or through the world through your past flow through any number of things that he exacerbates evil, but it already present doing what other conditions of family stronghold whether they used to bring about discord about an argument I'm talking about stronghold where you are locked into a problem. You can't break out of the number thing that we give you a few vehicles would Satan get the opportunity to bring a stronghold in the hall with unresolved anger.
Look with me at Ephesians chapter 4 verse 25 therefore side falsehood, speak truth, each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry and do not send the sun go down on your anger and do not give the devil an opportunity.
It is the prolonged buildup of anger that provides the steering wheel for Satan to turn up the mental stronghold because he said in verse 27 fourth Satan become the what an opportunity.
Satan made certain vehicle in order to break into your life and the break into your home. Unresolved anger is one of them is anger that have been allowed to accumulate, for which you will not address to address use. Another thing to destroy families and bring them in stronghold uses rebellion to go against God's authorized order of authority second Peter has some strong words about rebellion. Look at what he says in second Peter chapter 2 verse four point God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed in the pits of darkness, reserved for judgment. Spare the ancient world.
We didn't spare angels and he didn't spare the ancient world. We know it's time enemy condemned verse six to mingle tomorrow reducing the actions rescuing verse seven committee comes in verse 10, he said, and especially those who indulge in the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Darren South will they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, whereas angels log right and power. Verse 11 says do not bring a rebelling judgment against them before the Lord, but leaves like I'm really born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed reviling where they have no knowledge what in the doctrine of those creatures also be destroyed. People have no respect for powerful angels and therefore they place themselves on the judgment of God.
The point is simply this. Where ever there is rebellion against God. Legitimate chain of command. Very God's judgment and not God's help. Mr. if you are rebelling against the authority of Christ over your life and all we know, all blame God of your family falling apart. If you bought into the feminism. If you bought into the women's Lib… Equal pay for equal work.
I'm talking about not respecting God's chain of command in the family don't blame God. Deterioration sets in the because God must always operate by virtue of its chain. If you're going to get his help to break the stronghold in Exodus chapter 20 that down to the third and fourth general nation could be asked by the parent application don't reverse it themselves because of what parents can handle the children and families are not only nothing up and already ruined our grandchildren because we set a series of events at work in our rebellion against God's authority that will show up in an example of the first 11. His concern is the role of women in the church when he lays out up principle here in talking about that that illustrates my points. First Corinthians 11 says in verse three, but I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, the man at the head of a woman in God is the head of Christ.
So this even applies to Jesus is under the authority of the father every mail every Christian mail is under the authority of Christ in every wife is under the authority of her husband to please notice verse 10 that all the women to have a symbol of authority on her head because of the angels. That's interesting talking about a woman doing something publicly in the service and he talked about having a covering overhead. But the reason he gives is because of the angels. The question is what in the world. The woman having a covering have to do with angels. Everything is what it is this woman in this particular church was reflecting a rebellious heart against or against the male leadership of the church and so she broke up in the independent speech arrived in order to its independence as illustrated by the removal often times a woman walks a headrest and they would take off for covering as a way of refusing to submit to God or the authorities that not only in Paul's mind and she rebelled against all the male leadership.
She rebelled in the midst of angels because the Bible says will become the worship we join Angel zebra step 12 is insulting. Angels with a big deal when you insult angels because you show them you are rebelling against authority that what you can buy on is that God will not supply you, lady.
Any angelic assistance in dealing with that man that you have to deal with when a woman rebelled against legitimate authority, she rebelled against angelic assistance because angels are one of the primary way that God comes and he provides no children. So in this case, a rebellious woman in front of the angels rebelled in the context of worship, then put themselves in a position where God will not provide angelic assistance to the need them a lot. Another thing that will produce a stronghold in chapter 7 the first Corinthians is selfishness. He says in verse three that the husband fulfill his duty to his wife and the wife also to her husband and he said stop depriving one another except by agreement for times that you may devote yourselves to prayer and come together again, that Satan tempt you because of your lack of self-control. For the third thing selfishness they thought about the art of sexual intimacy. But the point of bringing up selfishness about who was so thoughtless she would meet the needs of his wife and wife. She would meet the needs of her husband went beyond the physical things that lead up to the physical relationship that should eventuate in the physical and he says stop verse five.
The private one another except both agree that's it become a nickel for the devil someone husband the wilds go days and weeks and months without talking, you didn't just go on one another. You said Satan you're not welcome into my home because the devil is looking for an opportunity to open the door for the devil himself infiltrated far too many families thought too many times to bury our boss want to get a divorce. Before we do the spiritual problem you want to get ready to make you drunk. Selfishness you want to get rid of you when you're not submitted as the charges submit the Christ arrangement like this mother didn't really like.net read you model was wrong. If your daddy didn't raise you in concert with what God said was wrong with the father. Then the relationship either directly or indirectly, thereby becoming on the telephone because the fluency so even on the thing about rebellion, about selfishness, say think agreement stronghold in the home. So then what's the children picture for the family stronghold because if angelic intervention in the family.
The conditions unresolved anger, rebellion, selfishness, all the vehicles in which he comes and what is the cure.
I know what some of you say that I hear all the time trying the Manchester tribe woman says try and say where trying to get say try try the question is not, are you trying the question is what are you trying are you trying spiritual weapons are you just using a little secular method spring a little Jesus onto what you try. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to continue today's lesson first so don't miss your chance to get a great resource. We are recommending as way to follow up on today study Tony's powerful book victory in spiritual warfare will teach you to use the tools and tactics. God has provided to give you triumph over the spiritual challenges in your life. Even if you're facing serious depression in the form of substance abuse, sexual or emotional problems, relational issues, and more right now when you make a contribution to help support Tony's ministry will say thanks by sending you a copy of victory in spiritual warfare or prayers for victory in spiritual warfare.
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You don't like my right man for God. Let's all get that out back to mess with first Peter three says it says when a woman operates this way it is precious in the sight of God and some of you women need to apologize for your rebellious attitudes toward your husband for their position because a man is head of the home position supposed even if he doing a bad job when a president is not bad he still is the president and you must save Mr. Pres., you may not like it. You may not vote for next office president or the government. It is and that's why even Michael doesn't bring a railing judgment against the devil you think Michael likes the devil when he knows his position. Secondly, husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
Some of us men have attitudes, men love your wives know what simple what are you sacrificing for computer love like Christ loved the church that was sent by going to put another way, make sure at the end of the day you made more deposits and withdrawals in their life the day when you look at the balance sheet. We got all we want.
We want to know what should go now.
We want to know this and share all if you all would draw why don't be upset if nothing in the bank at night. Let me leave that alone.
We ought to make withdrawals in the afternoon we got when we wake up what my mate account today and you will find out if you make regular deposits. The account will grow with interest. But if you make regular withdrawals. The account will come empty children of parents honoring your parents is a mighty thing because it is the first commandment with promise and the best thing a child can do with their parents. If you live in. They all want my daughter brought about and I just remember this the other day ticked me off and I remember the attitude that attitude wanted she would like some instructional remember specific and so they want to stop crystal know you going to my will not let you sleep as long as sleep and no rooms, and even when there will honor them, honor them and parents first. 21.
Do not exasperate your children that they may not lose heart and character children.
Don't despair, don't tell me nothing and never going to be anything telling what the possibilities on the God correct all the potential is on the got. When we simple things and maybe we can make people again lawfully married granddaughter and all the other day hundred dollars to said network wives reason why when working needed batteries and no matter how much you try to fix your marriage unless the batteries of God's power operating in your life you will fly you will. So how do we get going. When you Michael for things is like fighting some of us have gone to war. We tried but we have before using God's to you if you will fight using God's weapons.
You can save a home in the South. Dr. Tony Evans with some practical principles that can get your family out of Satan's grip. Now if you'd like to get a full-length copy of today's message is called tearing down family strongholds and is just one part of 20 series on spiritual warfare, a collection that will teach you how to use God's power instead of your own to fight back against the devil's efforts to destroy your life. We're offering this two-volume audio collection is our gift when you make a donation to the ministry along with it will 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. As soon as we receive your contribution will be able to download all 12 messages in their entirety, so you can begin your deeper personal exploration of this important subject. Right away this special offer ends on Monday, so be sure to contact us before time runs out all the details are waiting for email@example.com or call our resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 for some in person help again. That's 1-800-800-3222, or firstname.lastname@example.org God can do amazing things through the church, but only when it's healthy tomorrow.
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