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May 1, 2022 8:00 am
You know Dr. Tony Evans is the most effective prayer is based on the Bible. 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 driven to spring with her children at bedtime and before meals is good but it's not enough today will learn the kind of prayer that gives us real access to God's authority. You want to turn to Ephesians chapter 6. As we begin Jesus Christ not already what Paul got a wardrobe of authority six, 33 that you 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 cowering of our feet with shoes of the gospel of peace of God that should govern how decision-making when were operating according to God's truth.
But then that it have close enough to get you when you needed your shield of faith. Helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. The only problem with those that can be a little bit amorphous dressed, being beaten saved me and my family capturing my children destroying my mind leading me to this kind of the Lords that is controlling me. Whether it's alcohol or drug relationship or what have you on this on if I'm going to be spiritually. How do I get dressed because God had given you a way to access this, but only giving you one way to do it. It's not my programs is not my techniques. It's not about formulas, not by doing some magical. Some people think of you say the right words the right way. If you go to this seminar, we demand the 12-step that became 2450 program and we still miss all of the program because we must not only given one thing that's why the discussion, Paul said. Ephesians 618, all prayer and patient 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 already in heaven. Put another way, prayer is what dresses you up in prayer is not a dynamic vinyl vibrant pollutant consistent controlling you in your Christian life.
You are a spiritual thing. Not only supply the entire supply addressing code to put it another way, the mean that we accept spiritual authority and so the issue is how does this work Bible demons.
The flea non-Christians and with dynamic and I say this to my conviction and condemnation" of the church you all walking on a spiritual treadmill movement past covering the ground. We have made, plan, made all, to improve our spiritual life, only to find out we been spot on the treadmill gaining know you about trying to God's way. Everything you did know the Burlington. First of all significant of prayer. The word with. In other words prayer.
This national spiritual warfare. In other words, you can't get keen if you don't remember. Verse 10 you from the pile up on the understanding of the battle in verses 10 through 17 in verses 10 through 17 to stand when his family don't give up one for you and passively for my prize is one of you in heavenly places with him. Those angels have now been raised about Angel. The price that will take your territory away is taken away the territory about joy about please all take away the confidence in taking us away from the authoritative position. The dog's that in connection with, I make sure to mention being in Christ, then you won't pray right. What you doing prayer make withdrawals not make new deposits. God is not asking you the Christ adapting you with all the achievements but if you don't know what price is gone and that would make this provision of God, in light of the already given us claim with prayer to put another way, without prayer you don't use any of the things that God has granted prayer is simply communication with God. Is it communication with God through prayer, you gain access to God's authority.
Now I don't know why God didn't I can answer this question, but God decided that there were certain things he would not do a part (some of you have a question to draft me what God going to do anyway. Why pray answer. He decided that he won't do certain things without see what I'm asking you can do it yourself. What prayer does is it shows dependency and gain access retainer story on 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 and not take this master God and he got on me that he bent down and laughs, but the boy's right. Currently, God had settled the matter so we could put God on the spot.
Prayer gives you a good chance to put God on the spot into a corner you say wait a minute you can back.up into a corner location can answer most God told the story of Israel.
I pray tell, why not know you can't do that because the nations all around Israel and the laugh at us that God was big enough to get a job, but it wasn't big enough to take them through the wilderness among the gods sense of God saying that is a good idea to preserve the people God changed the.up against the you say what what will really work really work.
Moses understood God's nature.
Pray in the Bible says as soon as you open his mouth to pray.
God told Dave Lanson angels were debated down the privately have a problem because according to Daniel. Chapter 1012 and 13. Answering question blood, but against principality and and saw the prince of Persia, so I didn't. God Angel date will and so Mikey Michael that I call Michael Angel liking the bad. Michael also when our Angel Michael Angel Angel and know that greater is he that is now only Gabriel breaks through, and plan for three weeks… Answer from God. One day God will call Mike breaks through prayer, because the battle is focusing on flesh and blood of the wrong focus.
When you pray properly. It is a restraining order against the powers of darkness. Prayer is your withdrawal slip against the backdrop of Christ and if you don't know a million spiritual dollars have been put in your spiritual bank account like a spiritual pulpit when you go to the a lot of us live in like spiritual pop prayer is that again you access.
Let's look at these prayer verse 18, all prayer all times all perseverance, all suites, keywords, what all prayer this thing work cannot be entered in attachment.
It must be the controlling agenda. Paul put it this way a person is only a five pray without ceasing all all all types of prayer all prayers of the Bible, prayer came every which way to print stand prayer, kneeling, praline, prostrate, print, walk in on you can print driving.
You can pray in the mind without even moving your mouth because you praying with your mind and thought. Prayer involves Thanksgiving involves praying to the boss. Supplication involved in a section saying hard. That's not what we do when a country because of the war. They don't want one must they bombard us because those missiles keep the enemy back you are to bombard leave. He says all types pray when you feel like an pray when you don't want to pray when you don't feel like prayer pretty don't like pray I don't feel like writing. I don't feel like prayer just prayed together telling that. Please all occasions. Dr. Evans will have another illustration of how powerful prayer really is when he continues her message just a moment. First, if your bombardment of prayer doesn't seem to be turning the tide. There may be a spiritual obstacle in your way that you can't even see 20 will help you identify and deal with it is powerful book victory in spiritual warfare. China revealing light on the devil's tricks and tactics and equip you to start winning victories on battlefields like marriage issues, money problems, even depression or addiction right now.
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Pray Satan understand that if you have a bombard happily with plan to back to back. You will be able to keep him like that. By the way, relationship, prayer, work, and I was married knows this when you were dating used to communicate all the time because like Joe that's what you communicate all the time to job now.
How was your day. The lack of communication reflects the lack of relationship. People say what the talk of the relationship has been and that's what's happened. I want to get going on. If you will bombard the heavens about the meeting. The life God will give you some answers.
Some of the more miracles in your life Church of Jesus Christ miracles and not because God miracles is because we will know how to work from around only thing look below you see what your take on the fly.
You get a different perspective, we been on the ground too long. That's what we can see we have the wisdom from below not book powerful above, where Christ is in heavenly places.
So we'll see what God is doing. The only thing that got me take that look below, we can take a flight to heavenly places because of the heavenly places. Your dog will tell you the person have a method of life where they need some grace not just retaliate actually get that from up there because, pray for all states. Remember the Lord's prayer is not my father, who live in heaven our father who art whenever you become a Christian. Were you the only one you praying for God not help you because this is a family affair, and that's why our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. In other words, I'm not in this by myself in this together and that is why praying of the congregation is so important when we are concerned about the needs of others so we can celebrate how God used prayers for them so that they can break God's vampires.
Lots is a collective thing. If you only pray for you.
God will help you become a more selfish Christian selfish states will be unassisted by God.
Finally, the sphere of prayer is as praying in the spirit that sounds rather ethereal. How do you know you are praying in the spirit walk in the spirit is always contrasted in Scripture with in the flesh, you must be in the spirit. The holy Bible for internal prescriptions. Chapter 2 things which I have not seen verse nine says here and not her into the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him. For God revealed them to us through the spirit of the Spirit searches the deep things of God. No man knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of a man even sold.no one knows about the spirit of God. Now we have received the spirit of the world spirit was from God that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God which things we speak, not in the words taught by human with those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual spirit to be present.
Spiritual thinking is you will like the world like the world so you won't be set thinking that comes from God and not thinking that comes from the one we have things and deviancy down God and of the world going down just a little about the state BMC down as long as you have set thinking spirit thoughts says become combined with spiritual words and upward spirits thoughts from Scripture, you like to pray less you know the word of God and God's word Christ, which, God the Spirit's concerns the way in the spirit means in prayer in acts chapter here is a prayer in the spirit actual in the spirit prayer this will rot being persecuted. They have now been released and 23 and look what happens next. They went to all unions and reported all the cheap reason Al doesn't want this with theology. How may Kevin enter see and all that it did me a minute and threatened David Simon said to the Gentiles will God when God the Bible that you have written back to you want to go versus what you owe.
Word God's word will study that we are gathered to holy servant Jesus. Verse 29 and now more you are so that we may speak with complements what we need. While you extend my hand and wonders take place through the name of my holy servant Jesus in the First 31. Pray the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit in the spirit.
When I got to shake the place up.
The place was shaken not only impossible, shaken for people falling back in the day to day the same Dr. Tony Evans sharing the secret to entering the presence of God and he'll come back in a moment with an illustration to wrap up this lesson for us. So don't go away right now. I encourage you to look into getting a copy of Tony's current teaching series called spiritual warfare. A set of 12 messages that will help you readjust your spiritual armor. It contains today's message as well as plenty of material we won't have time to present on the year.
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Father said lots on top of the tickets you going to ride to come back and think it's a little father was waiting for us on the comeback young man who the father never seen before came over to the father and said Sir I'd like to have four tickets promises four tickets you want to get some size son K is okay as my friend John from school. I told him you have the tickets ask you for the tickets he just forgot to tell you I sent. Looks like the alternative to the made possible by the generous contributions of listeners like you