Tony Evans’ Blog

God Is Unique

God is UniqueThus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; yes, let him recount it to Me in order, from the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place.” – Isaiah […]

Longing for God

Longing for GodAs the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God. – Psalm 42:1 Emotions are to the soul what the senses are to the body. They reveal the way we feel about life’s circumstances. People who are in emotional strongholds usually know it. They struggle to survive and may feel helpless, hopeless, and worthless. An emotional stronghold doesn’t mean that you have a bad day every once in a while. It means that you can’t […]

Hope in Christ

Hope in ChristThis mystery among the Gentiles…is Christ in you, the hope of glory. – Colossians 1:27 Christ’s life in us is the source of our hope. Emotional strongholds—anger, guilt, shame, depression, bitterness, discouragement, frustration, inferiority, low self-esteem, and much more—hold far too many Christians hostage. In many cases, we’ve forgotten that God’s mercy is given to us freely. In fact, in His grace—His unmerited favor—He brings us face-to-face with the cross, where we receive freedom from each one of these strongholds. What […]

God Rescues

God RescuesThe angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. – Psalm 34:7 There was a farmer whose melons were constantly being stolen. He came up with a plan that he thought would outwit the thieves. He decided to put up a sign in his garden announcing that one of the melons had been poisoned. The farmer followed through on his plan and placed a hand-painted sign in the perfect location. The next day he was overjoyed […]

Running from God

Running from GodThey heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. – Genesis 3:8 God told Adam and Eve that the day they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they would surely die. Obviously their physical bodies didn’t die, as they lived on for centuries after the moment […]

Gratitude Brings Victory

Gratitude Brings VictoryJesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted. – John 6:11 Satan can’t bear to hear us thank God for something He has given or allowed. Words of praise and thanksgiving lifted through song or prayer deeply disturb him. Yet we’re commanded to praise the Lord even in times of spiritual darkness—even when it seems as though the enemy has blown out all […]

Know God’s Written Word

Know God’s Written WordThe devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You’; and ‘On their hands they will bear You up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord […]

God Said So

God Said SoThe tempter came and said to [Jesus], “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:3-4 What should we do when we face Satan’s lies, especially the lie that God’s Word cannot be true? Jesus was faced with a legitimate need—the need to eat to sustain Himself. […]

Demonstrating Our Faith

Demonstrating Our FaithFaith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 Biblical faith is not amorphous. We don’t believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy—they have no substance or reality to them. Faith believes in the character and the promises of a very real God. We demonstrate our faith by acting on His Word. Have you ever turned on your radio to listen to the traffic reports? We believe these reports because someone is […]

The Declaration of Dependence

The Declaration of DependenceBlessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. – Psalm 33:12 The Best Picture Oscar in 1989 went to the movie, Driving Miss Daisy, a comedy-drama about how two unlikely people grow to depend on one another. Daisy Werthan is a wealthy, white, retired school teacher who lives alone (stubbornly) in Atlanta. Hoke Colburn is her driver, a black man with more patience than Job. Not only do these two […]