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This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative, the deadliest most effective trap are the ones that look harmless. Dr. Evan says that's exactly the way sin works today he'll explain how to avoid becoming a victim you want to turn to the book of Genesis. As we join him as the human race of destruction. We look at it we say how could she do that she is discovering and God said in chapter 2 verse 17 every tree of the garden you may freely eat the tree in the garden going to die so the human race can be some in one word and that is the word that any says you shall surely die soon results to always put together you cannot assume at that moment there is a bit but finding that the Bible to find the separation occurs. Let's see what happened to Eve when they sin against God, and what happens to us when we do likewise.
Seven of Genesis chapter 3 the fruit under the total edge of Satan were open and they knew that they were. They sell big leaves together and made themselves glowing coverings. You will not they do not use physically what happened that day was they die spiritually because they separation occurred between them and God. So the first kind of death is spiritual where your relationship with God is broken. It says that when they got exposed to evil that relationship with God and basil leaves around themselves to cover themselves because what was supposed to be natural now became modest. That's why when you went close people described as modest or immodest because the X closure is now view that something inappropriate and so they are now exposed and will to see one.to see their exposure and so they do what we all do when we are exposed.
We, it says behind the trees and those good trees on the trees good everything they saw their loincloth would leave from the trees only from God from God's blessings that use the goodness of God as their hiding place on the housing in church the place that God created but you got to good-looking long claws in the place of blessing.
So come looking for them because they have run from God spiritual that gives where there is and gentlemen, separation from fellowship with the living God and Satan produces an illegitimate something God does not want separation from God and the Bible says this separation as affected and infected the whole human race. Ephesians chapter 2.
You are dead in your trespasses and in your sin, spiritual death, some desperately. He died emotionally and she died emotionally. Notice what he says, verse 10, I heard the sound of you in the garden and I was afraid because I was negative so I hid myself.
Wait a minute he's now living a life of fear. Fear is an emotion because I was naked people now living a life of shame is now knowing what it feels like to feel guilty for disobeying his emotions had been turned inside out, upside down, because there have been a death because they has been a separation from Welby's. When you're feeling well emotionally happy and excited and no longer nervous and things are, and you are in control of your emotions and not taking you every which way but loose because you've been stable in your soul. But when something happens when you broken a law of the Lord, you know how it is to feel guilt and shame to be terrified of what could happen then now living like this. And so and so for the deaf remember that the separation they spiritually die which led to emotional death and that led to relational death.
He says in verse 16 to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, in pain you will bring forth children, that the moment yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you because you used your role to end times him going to amplify your area to be the head of this house know that's what he means by desire become the chapter 4 verse seven she says to Cain, if you will do well, will not your countenance be lifted up, and if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door and it is for you. What desire to control your wife the same thing y'all took is going to be magnified. So if you are married to a controlling woman is the cause and she wants to be your balls and she wants took you to submit to her.
She wants to fish it may have come from a controlling's matriarchal counsel, he says, because you wanted to take all and take his role illegitimately what you see when I get you and I'll tell you where it will get you he will rule over you.
So now the question is, are there any women married to any domineering any man who was usually my mom. I enjoyed telling me what to do. Listen to your advice on the king here. I'm in charge here is your concern about a washer and you have no say so you you being a helpmate is totally rejected because it reacts to your domineering you react to his role and what you have other cars is battle of the sexes. So you wind up fighting for everything today you wind up the fight that everything like: she likes it. She got a better everything turns in the law.
Three. Because I has occurred. The relationship is because deafening separation so no one separate no one divorce would do all that we can live together anymore.
Why because there is a purpose and starts with an argument between intuitive it started rebellion against God just showed up in the argument about that's why when you sewed fig leaves of going on vacation you sewed fig leaves the bond anniversary gift you sewed fig leaves of let's talk you sewed fig leaves you with trying to deal with this thing. When all you you so it is fruit not root I'm trying, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, relationship and pain you will bring forth your children.
One lady was in labor.
She was starting to move a little bit okay that a contract is getting close together, getting closer together so she's feeling when I just got unbearable. She screamed out every time a woman feels labor pains in my love of rebellion against God and the pain it brings what he says. Not only will you have labor in childbirth but you will bring them forth in pain you will have problems in child rearing. How many of us to pay raising a child, that rebel started to terrible twos living with a teenager rebalance for what he talks about the pay relationship this thing was going to manifest itself in spin out in all directions. That would be depth of relationship, and there are other kinds of death as well. Dr. Evans will come back to tell us about them in the moment as he continues this message from his current series consequences would love to send you a copy of this brand-new six lesson collection is our gift. All we ask is that you include a donation to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station will also include his popular booklet 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds. It explains how in a single month. You can be set free from destructive feelings, even if they've held you captive for years you get both consequences, and 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds with our thanks when you request them and make your donation firstname.lastname@example.org or let one of our resource team members help you by calling 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night.
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Man must strip, fear of its rip stop listening to the world definition strength discover which is much anticipated bestseller King's only evidence memorizing also meant more than just exit influence those around the measure of a man's body's main like you kingdom memorizing work to find the tools you need to rise to the occasion as a kingdom that find out Tony Evans.org that would be an economic notice because you divorce your wife and have eaten from the tree. Verse 17, which I commanded you, saying show many permits cursed is the ground because of inventory will you eat of it all the days of your life forms and thistles it shall grow for you and you shall eat the plants of the field, but by the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground. There will be physical repercussions economically for you because death is the separation right now before you rebelled against me all the stuff grew for you you you develop it, but I made it all available for you.
The ground was plenty as you have plenty of food and plenty of vegetables is just naturally happens what I'm to break a sweat.
All long for the day when you don't have to break a sweat. Why you have to make ends meet. He says because now rebellion against me has created them thistles. In other words, your productivity is going to be interrupted is going to be interrupted by this death growth for and thistles that stick you and irritate you. Trying to pick berries and stop because thorns and thistles would not rebel against your ability to provide paid cost billions of many of us know many of us also in with the disobedience that will happen with insurance because we rebelled against God shows up over and over and over again. We got the full deciles of the people we got up went and got to work.
We got a deal with all things to deal with. I want to change the pay program is thorns and even though I get a green picture. He says because you didn't listen to me you Q would be even your wife will be going to affect your career is not all. The one we know about most would be physical and diverse 19 tell you return to the ground, because from it you were taken for you are just want to miss that you are going back to the ground because that's what you you are dust or dirt, you may be good looking dirt, you may be rich you maybe located dirt, you may be well known dirt, you may be Paul Dirksen best day you and the proof you want better you are going to get done today at the point because you will go back to the ground and how much about cosmetic surgery you get when you two is the worst kind. That's where the soul and separated from God forever.
We called let's close with Romans chapter 5, beginning with verse 50.
But the free gift is not like the transgression of the transgression of the one the many died, much did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded to the MIDI committee would not give him is not like that which came through the one who said Adam but all the one hand rose from the one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand, the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification for the transgression of the one that reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ, through one transgression. There is no condemnation to all.
So what righteousness there is no justification of life to man.
For as through the one disobedience the many were made sinners through the obedience of the one the many will be made righteous and saw that the transgressions would increase, but with increased, grace abounded much more so that reigned in so grace would reign through righteousness to be eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. So let me give you a word of hope through no one the end of sin and was transferred to everywhere but it's for Jesus is the last.
So if you want to get it tonight. Adam brings an attachment to the Adam allows you once this is to reign in life.
What is it mean to reign in life. It means to no longer be controlled by the great God of your existence no longer to allow Satan to be your bowels to be your God.
But once Jesus takes over control.
The Bible says they said I've come to give you life and you give it to you more so Jesus Christ wants to give you the light that Satan is ripped off from you in your spiritual relationship emotional relationship economic relationship your personal relationship relationship was the one that thing so please that once you're right relationship you don't get that you immediately go to be with the Lord.
So he is revising that the phrase want to live the way in life. He wants you want to do your circumstances what to do now one what to do and when you write no how do you get hooked up right with God. The way Tony is describing. Stay with us will be back in a moment to explain. First, a quick reminder about that special offer. I mentioned earlier, if you can help us continue this broadcast by making a donation to the urban alternative will send you our six messages in Tony's current series consequences along with the companion booklet 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds is our gift and appreciation. This special offer is only available for a few more days. So don't wait. Drop by our website Tony Evans.org you can get all the details and make the arrangements or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 to get some in person help with your request anytime of the day or night.
Again, that's 1-800-800-3222 four. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment right after this quick shout out to celebrate the urban alternative's 40th anniversary hey Dr. Evans, OS Hawkins and Tony Jack Graham here just thanking God for you and your 40 years of ministry we been in the city together with Dr. Evans and his wonderful church all these years. 30 year class for me and you 25 years and we just see God do incredible things in your life, not only in this community where you are loved and appreciated by through the urban alternative in the ministry of your church around the world. I love you I respect you. I thank God for you, Dr. Kelly Evans and Tony, let me just add that today is Jack and I sit here just wish you happy 40th anniversary of ministry as a subset of King David. You lead your people with the integrity of your heart and the skillful use of your hands just want you know you love and appreciate it's a simple case of cause and effect tomorrow.
Dr. Evans will explain why so many of us have missed the connection between what we plant and what we harvest both spiritually and physically. I hope you'll join us.
Right now though Tony's back with a final invitation for you if you're not absolutely sure that you have received salvation that you on your way to heaven. Let's get that straight right now. God offers you salvation is a free gift because of the sacrifice of his son. And if you will come to Jesus Christ acknowledging your need for a Savior, because you recognize your sin. Recognizing, you can't save yourself and appealing to Jesus to apply his death into your life. He will come in forgive your sins and give you eternal life right now simply say to the Lord. I Norma seven I know I need a Savior.
I'm believing in you alone to be my Savior. So I now accept your offer to give me eternal life and the forgiveness of sin. Thank you, salvation just the alternative with Dr. Tony have brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you