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June 6, 2019
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  • AMAZING FACTS MINISTRY.
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  • -SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT IF YOU'VE GOT A BIBLE, THE DEVIL'S
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  • GOING TO RUN. THAT'S NOT TRUE. OR THAT THE DEVIL, WHEN HE SEES
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  • A CHURCH, HE GOES IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.
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  • NO, THE DEVIL'S NOT AFRAID OF CHURCH, HE'S NOT AFRAID OF
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  • WORSHIP, HE JUST WANTS TO BE THE OBJECT OF WORSHIP.
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  • HE WANTS GOD'S POSITION.
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  • -ABOUT A WEEK AGO - MAYBE A LITTLE MORE THAN A WEEK AGO - I
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  • WAS SURFING THROUGH THE RELIGIOUS CHANNELS.
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  • WE GET ABOUT, OH, A DOZEN DIFFERENT CHANNELS, AND I
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  • STOPPED TO LISTEN TO A PREACHER - IF I SAID THE NAME MANY HERE
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  • WOULD RECOGNIZE THE NAME. HE'S BEEN IN THE PRESS, HE'S GOT
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  • AN INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY - HE'S KIND OF IN THE BALLPARK OF WHAT
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  • YOU WOULD CALL A PROSPERITY PREACHER.
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  • AND HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW WHERE THERE IS NO LAW THERE IS
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  • NO SIN AND, SOMEHOW, HE TWISTED THAT AROUND AND I HEARD HIM SAY,
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  • 'IT'S THE DEVIL THAT WANTS YOU TO KEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.'
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  • (SHOCKED MURMURING) WHAT? AND HE SAID IT TWO OR THREE
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  • DIFFERENT TIMES 'IF SOMEONE'S COMING AROUND TELLING YOU YOU'VE
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  • GOT TO KEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - WHERE THERE'S A LAW THERE'S
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  • SIN - AND SO HE'S TEACHING YOU TO SIN.' I'M GOING, 'WHAT?'
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  • AND I PRESSED THE RECORD BUTTON AND I THOUGHT, 'MAYBE I DIDN'T
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  • GET THIS RIGHT,' AND SO I PLAYED IT BACK AND THEN I LATER PLAYED
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  • IT FOR KAREN A COUPLE DAYS AGO.
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  • I SAID, 'LISTEN TO THIS.'
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  • BECAUSE HE ALMOST MADE IT SOUND LIKE IT WAS THE
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  • DEVIL UP THERE ON MOUNT SINAI GIVING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
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  • AND WHAT REALLY BOTHERED ME IS THAT HE HAD AN AUDIENCE WITH
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  • THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND THEY WERE SAYING, 'AMEN.' AND I
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  • THOUGHT, 'WOW, THE DEVIL'S GOT PEOPLE IN CHURCH - THEY'RE GOING
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  • THROUGH - THEY'VE GOT A BIBLE AND THEY'RE IN A CHURCH BUILDING
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  • AND THEY'RE GOING THROUGH ALL OF THE FANFARE AND POMP OF A CHURCH
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  • SERVICE, BUT THEY'RE TEACHING DOCTRINES OF DEVILS.
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  • WELL, FROM THAT POINT, IT BEGAN TO EXPAND ON IN MY MIND, AND
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  • THAT'S WHY I DECIDED TO TALK ABOUT THIS SUBJECT: WHEN THE
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  • DEVIL GOES TO CHURCH . NOW, NOT ONLY DO I OCCASIONALLY
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  • WATCH RELIGIOUS PROGRAMMING, I LIKE NATURE PROGRAMMING.
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  • AND THERE WAS THIS ONE PROGRAM I SAW - I ACTUALLY WATCHED THIS
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  • ONE EPISODE SEVERAL TIMES - ABOUT THE CUCKOO BIRD.
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  • NOW, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ONES THAT GO INSIDE THE CLOCKS
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  • THAT COME OUT AND TELL YOU WHEN IT'S THE HOUR, I'M TALKING ABOUT
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  • THE REAL CUCKOO BIRD. AND THEY'VE GOT THEM IN ALL
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  • DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD, BUT THE THING THAT THE CUCKOO
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  • BIRD DOES THAT IS A LITTLE BIT MISCHIEVOUS, IS IT LAYS ITS
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  • EGG IN ANOTHER BIRD'S NEST AND THEN IT MAKES THE OTHER
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  • BIRD RAISE ITS BABY. A WORN WARBLER COMES BACK, IT
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  • DOESN'T KNOW - THE EGGS LOOK THE SAME - AND SO IT'S
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  • SITTING ON THE CUCKOO EGG. AND, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE CUCKOO
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  • EGG HATCHES FIRST AND THEN, WHEN IT GOES OUT TO GET FOOD TO FEED
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  • THE LITTLE CUCKOO CHICK - IT THINKS IT'S HIS CHICK - THE
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  • CUCKOO CHICK PUSHES THE OTHER EGGS OUT OF THE NEST.
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  • SO THEY PLANT AN IMPOSTER IN THERE. THEY TAKE OVER.
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  • THAT'S HAPPENED IN A LOT OF CHURCHES. THAT'S WHY YOU'VE SEEN
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  • SOME CUCKOO WORSHIP SERVICES - (LAUGHTER) - GOING ON OUT THERE,
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  • IT'S BECAUSE THE DEVIL DOES GO TO CHURCH.
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  • WHEN I WAS YOUNG I USED TO THINK, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO
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  • KEEP THE VAMPIRES AWAY, YOU NEED GARLIC AND YOU NEED A CROSS.
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  • AND YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THESE STORIES BEFORE.
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  • AND SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT IF YOU'VE GOT A BIBLE, THE DEVIL'S
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  • GOING TO RUN. THAT'S NOT TRUE.
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  • OR THAT THE DEVIL, WHEN HE SEES A CHURCH, HE GOES IN THE OTHER
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  • DIRECTION. NO, THE DEVIL GOES TO CHURCH.
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  • THE BIBLE'S PRETTY CLEAR - PAUL WARNED US THERE WOULD BE FALSE
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  • TEACHERS. ACTS CHAPTER 20, VERSE 29, "FOR
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  • I KNOW THIS" - PAUL SAID - "THAT AFTER MY DEPARTURE SAVAGE WOLVES
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  • WILL COME IN AMONG YOU, NOT SPARING THE FLOCK.
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  • ALSO FROM AMONG YOURSELVES MEN WILL RISE UP, SPEAKING PERVERSE
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  • THINGS, TO DRAW AWAY THE DISCIPLES AFTER THEMSELVES."
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  • IN MATTHEW 24, JESUS TOLD US, ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST DAYS, ONE
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  • THING YOU REALLY NEED TO WATCH FOR - HE SAID, 'THERE WILL BE
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  • MANY FALSE PROPHETS. THERE'LL BE MANY FALSE CHRISTS.'
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  • HE SAID, 'MANY WILL COME IN MY NAME SAYING I AM CHRIST.' NOW
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  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY'RE SAYING THEY'RE CHRIST, THEY'RE
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  • SAYING THEY COME IN THE NAME OF JESUS SAYING 'JESUS IS CHRIST'
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  • AND THEN THEY DECEIVE. MANY IN THE CHURCHES - THAT'S
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  • WHY YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MANY COME TO CHRIST, THEY'LL SAY,
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  • 'LORD, LORD' AND HE'LL SAY, 'I DON'T KNOW YOU.
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  • YOU WERE SITTING UNDER THE TEACHING OF WOLVES AND YOU'VE
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  • BEEN DECEIVED.' MATTHEW 7:15, JESUS SAID, "BEWARE OF FALSE
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  • PROPHETS, WHO COME TO YOU IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, BUT INWARDLY
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  • THEY ARE RAVENOUS WOLVES." 2 CORINTHIANS 11, VERSE 13,
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  • PAUL SAID, "FOR SUCH ARE FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS,
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  • TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO APOSTLES OF CHRIST."
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  • THEY TRY TO LOOK LIKE THEY'RE APOSTLES OF CHRIST BUT THEY
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  • TEACH DOCTRINES OF DEVILS AND THEY OFTEN DO IT TO GET THEIR
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  • OWN FOLLOWING BECAUSE THEY'RE INTERESTED IN SELF-WORSHIP.
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  • "THEREFORE IT IS NO GREAT THING IF HIS MINISTERS ALSO TRANSFORM
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  • THEMSELVES INTO MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, WHOSE END WILL BE
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  • ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS." SO THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE
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  • WHO PRETEND TO BE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SO THAT THEY CAN
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  • RECRUIT FOLLOWERS OR INTRODUCE FALSE TEACHINGS.
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  • SO, HOW DO YOU KNOW? IT'S HARD TO TELL WHEN THEY'RE
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  • WEARING SHEEP'S CLOTHES. SATAN CAN BE TRANSFORMED INTO AN
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  • ANGEL OF LIGHT - THEY LOOK LIKE ANGELS OF LIGHT.
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW? EVERYTHING - WELL, JESUS SAID
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  • YOU'LL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS, FOR ONE THING.
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  • AND HE SAID YOU'LL KNOW THEM BY THEIR TEACHINGS.
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  • IF IT DOESN'T MATCH UP WITH THE WORD OF GOD - AND, OF COURSE,
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  • THERE'LL BE SIMILARITIES; THERE'LL BE SOME THINGS THAT
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  • SOUND LIKE THEY'RE BIBLICAL.
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  • YOU KNOW, IT GOES WAY BACK, EVEN BACK IN THE TIME OF THE APOSTLES
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  • THEY HAD PROBLEMS WITH WOLVES AMONG THE SHEEP.
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  • PAUL TALKED ABOUT SOME WHO HAD TURNED ON HIM IN 3 JOHN - THIS
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  • IS THE THIRD LETTER OF JOHN, VERSE 9 AND 10 - JOHN, THE
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  • APOSTLE, HE SAYS, "I WROTE TO THE CHURCH, BUT DIOTREPHES, WHO
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  • LOVES TO HAVE THE PREEMINENCE AMONG THEM, DOES NOT RECEIVE US.
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  • THEREFORE, IF I COME, I WILL CALL TO MIND HIS DEEDS WHICH HE
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  • DOES, PRATING AGAINST US WITH MALICIOUS WORDS..."
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  • HERE WAS A CHURCH LEADER BACK IN THE DAYS OF THE APOSTLE JOHN
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  • WHO'S TURNING THE PEOPLE AWAY FROM AN APOSTLE.
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  • THAT'S GOT TO BE PRETTY BAD. JOHN WAS A NICE GUY.
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  • HE WAS THE APOSTLE OF LOVE. BUT THEY HAD WOLVES GETTING
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  • INTO THE CHURCH EVEN BACK THEN. PAUL TALKED ABOUT DEMETRIUS, THE
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  • SILVERSMITH, 'WHO DID ME MUCH EVIL.' HE STARTED OUT
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  • LOOKING LIKE A BELIEVER. SO, YOU LOOK IN THE GOSPELS AND
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  • YOU'LL FIND OUT THAT ONE OF THE FIRST MIRACLES THAT JESUS DID
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  • WAS CASTING OUT A DEVIL, BUT LOOK AT WHERE IT HAPPENS.
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  • GO TO LUKE CHAPTER 4 - AND YOU'LL ALSO FIND A PARALLEL
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  • PASSAGE IN MARK CHAPTER 1 - "THEN HE WENT DOWN TO CAPERNAUM,
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  • A CITY OF GALILEE, AND WAS TEACHING THEM ON THE SABBATHS.
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  • AND THEY WERE ASTONISHED AT HIS TEACHING, FOR HIS WORD WAS WITH
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  • AUTHORITY." HE TAUGHT WITH POWER. HE TAUGHT WITH AUTHORITY.
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  • "NOW IN THE SYNAGOGUE" - JUST IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW, THE WORD
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  • 'SYNAGOGUE' IS THE SAME WORD AS 'CHURCH'; IT JUST MEANS 'THE
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  • GATHERING PLACE' - "NOW IN THE SYNAGOGUE" - IN THE CHURCH -
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  • "THERE WAS A MAN WHO HAD A SPIRIT OF AN UNCLEAN DEMON..."
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  • HE MAY HAVE BEEN ON THE BOOKS FOR YEARS AND NOBODY KNEW THAT
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  • HE HAD A SPIRIT OF AN UNCLEAN DEMON - IT DOESN'T SAY - "AND HE
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  • CRIED OUT" - JESUS IS TEACHING AND HE SUDDENLY CRIES OUT AND HE
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  • GOES INTO A FIT - "LET US ALONE! WHAT HAVE WE TO DO WITH
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  • YOU, JESUS OF NAZARETH? DID YOU COME TO DESTROY US?
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  • I KNOW WHO YOU ARE - THE HOLY ONE OF GOD!"
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  • NOW, WAS HE RIGHT? KEEP IN MIND, THESE FALLEN
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  • ANGELS, DID THEY KNOW JESUS EVEN BEFORE THE CREATION?
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  • THEY MAY HAVE KNOWN JESUS FROM MILLIONS OF YEARS.
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  • WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THE ANGELS EXISTED BEFORE THE
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  • REBELLION. THEY KNEW WHO JESUS WAS.
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  • YOU KNOW, JUST BECAUSE THE DEVIL OCCASIONALLY SHARES SOME GOOD
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  • THEOLOGY DOESN'T MEAN HE'S NOT A DEVIL. I THINK IT WAS
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  • A.W. TOZIER WHO SAID, 'THE DEVIL IS A BETTER THEOLOGIAN THAN ALL
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  • OF US, BUT HE'S A DEVIL STILL.' IN JAMES CHAPTER 2, HE SAID,
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  • "YOU BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONE GOD. YOU DO WELL.
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  • EVEN THE DEMONS BELIEVE - AND TREMBLE!" DID YOU KNOW THE
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  • DEVILS BELIEVE IN ONE GOD? THE DEVILS ARE NOT POLYTHEISTIC,
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  • THEY'RE MONOTHEISTIC - THEY'RE CORRECT, THERE'S ONE GOD.
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  • MATTHEW - I'M SORRY, MARK 4:15, IT SAYS, "AND THESE ARE THE ONES
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  • BY THE WAYSIDE WHERE THE WORD IS SOWN.
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  • WHEN THEY HEAR, SATAN COMES IMMEDIATELY AND TAKES AWAY THE
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  • WORD THAT WAS SOWN IN THEIR HEARTS."
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  • THE DEVIL HATES FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR THE WORD.
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  • I'LL SAY MORE ABOUT THIS LATER, BUT SOMETIMES THE DEVIL SNEAKS
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  • INTO CHURCH AND HE USES YOU AND ME.
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  • ARE YOU ALL AWARE THE DEVIL DOES NOT HAUNT HOUSES?
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  • I AM NEVER WORRIED ABOUT HAUNTED TWO BY FOURS OR HAUNTED
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  • CINDER BLOCKS OR HAUNTED CONCRETE.
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  • THE DEVIL HAUNTS PEOPLE AND HE CAN SOMETIMES EVEN GET INTO YOU
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  • AND ME AND WHEN THE WORD IS BEING PREACHED THE DEVIL WILL
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  • TRY TO SNATCH AWAY THE WORD. YOU KNOW THE PARABLE - SOME
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  • WORDS - SOME SEED FELL ON THE WAYSIDE AND THE RAVENS CAME AND
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  • SNATCHED IT AWAY - BY THE WAY, THEY WERE CUCKOO BIRDS THEY CAME
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  • AND THEY TOOK AWAY THE SEED RIGHT AWAY.
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  • AND, I'LL TELL YOU, ONE OF THE WAYS THE DEVIL SNEAKS INTO
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  • CHURCH IS WHEN THE PREACHER IS PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD - AND
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  • HE MIGHT BE PREACHING WITH AUTHORITY - ALL OF A SUDDEN THE
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  • DEVIL WILL PINCH A BABY AND THE BABY WILL LET OUT A WOLF CALL OR
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  • PEOPLE WILL START TALKING NEXT TO YOU AND YOU'RE TRYING TO
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  • EAVESDROP ON THEIR CONVERSATION. WE NEED TO BE REVERENT DURING
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  • CHURCH BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE THE WOLF THAT'S DISTRACTING
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  • THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU FROM HEARING THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • AND IF WE'RE ALL FUSSING AND - OR THE DEVIL GETS INTO OUR
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  • THINKING SOMETIMES AND - SO WHEN THE WORD IS SPOKEN THAT MIGHT
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  • TRANSFORM YOU, YOU DON'T HEAR IT BECAUSE YOU'RE PREOCCUPIED
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  • THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE. SO WE'VE GOT TO PRAY THAT GOD'LL
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  • HELP US TO FOCUS ON THE WORD. NOW, IT SHOULDN'T SURPRISE YOU
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  • THAT THE DEVIL SOMETIMES GOES TO CHURCH; HE STARTED IN CHURCH.
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  • LOOK IN EZEKIEL 28, VERSES 12 AND 15 - YEP, THE DEVIL STARTED
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  • IN CHURCH. IT SAYS, "THUS SAYS THE LORD
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  • GOD, 'YOU WERE THE SEAL OF PERFECTION, FULL OF WISDOM
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  • AND PERFECT IN BEAUTY. YOU WERE IN EDEN, THE GARDEN OF
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  • GOD; EVERY PRECIOUS STONE WAS YOUR COVERING: THE SARDIUS,
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  • TOPAZ, AND DIAMOND, BERYL, ONYX, AND JASPER,'" - BY THE WAY,
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  • THOSE ARE THINGS THAT THE HIGH PRIEST WORE ON HIS BREASTPLATE.
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  • IT'S ALMOST LIKE HE WAS A MINISTER IN GOD'S SANCTUARY,
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  • WHICH HE WAS - "THE WORKMANSHIP OF YOUR TIMBRELS AND PIPES WAS
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  • PREPARED FOR YOU ON THE DAY YOU WERE CREATED."
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  • HE PROBABLY LED THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.
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  • HE SANG PRAISES TO GOD. THE DEVIL HAS BEEN A PRIEST, HE
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  • HAS BEEN A CHOIR DIRECTOR - "YOU WERE THE ANOINTED CHERUB WHO
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  • COVERS;" - YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?
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  • WHAT'S A COVERING CHERUB? THERE, BY THE THRONE OF GOD,
  • 00:11:23.220 --> 00:11:26.120
  • YOU'VE GOT THESE TWO ANGELS. HAVE YOU READ ISAIAH 6?
  • 00:11:26.130 --> 00:11:29.230
  • THEY CRY 'HOLY, HOLY, HOLY' - IT CALLS THEM SERAPHIM THERE -
  • 00:11:29.240 --> 00:11:33.150
  • CHERUBIM - AND THEY'VE GOT THE SIX WINGS.
  • 00:11:33.160 --> 00:11:35.280
  • AND THERE BY THE THRONE OF GOD THE HIGHEST, MOST EXALTED
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:38.170
  • POSITION NEXT TO GOD HIMSELF IS THE POSITION HELD BY THESE
  • 00:11:38.180 --> 00:11:42.020
  • COVERING ANGELS - LIKE THEY SAT ON THE ARK - TWO COVERING
  • 00:11:42.030 --> 00:11:46.020
  • CHERUBS. THAT WAS THE POSITION OF LUCIFER.
  • 00:11:46.030 --> 00:11:49.030
  • LUCIFER WENT TO CHURCH. HE WAS IN THE INNER
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:51.260
  • SANCTUM OF THE CHURCH. HE'S NOT SCARED OF CHURCH.
  • 00:11:51.270 --> 00:11:56.190
  • ISAIAH 14 - HE WANTS TO BE WORSHIPED.
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:12:01.010
  • YOU READ VERSES 14 - VERSES 12 TO 14 IN ISAIAH 14, IT SAYS YOU
  • 00:12:01.020 --> 00:12:04.260
  • HAVE DECLARED, "...I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN,...I WILL ASCEND
  • 00:12:04.270 --> 00:12:08.160
  • [ABOVE THE HEIGHTS OF THE CLOUDS], I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST
  • 00:12:08.170 --> 00:12:10.200
  • HIGH." YOU SEE, THE DEVIL WANTS TO BE WORSHIPED.
  • 00:12:10.210 --> 00:12:14.040
  • YOU'RE NOT SURPRISED BY THAT, YOU KNEW - WHAT DID HE SAY TO
  • 00:12:14.050 --> 00:12:16.160
  • JESUS IN THE WILDERNESS? 'IF YOU'LL JUST FALL DOWN AND
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:19.000
  • WORSHIP ME.' THE DEVIL'S NOT AFRAID OF CHURCH.
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:22.120
  • HE'S NOT AFRAID OF WORSHIP. HE JUST WANTS TO BE THE OBJECT
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:24.140
  • OF WORSHIP IS WHAT HE'S AFTER. AND HE WANTS YOUR WORSHIP.
  • 00:12:24.150 --> 00:12:29.030
  • - DON'T GO ANYWHERE, FRIENDS, WE'LL BE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT
  • 00:12:29.040 --> 00:12:31.180
  • FOR THE REST OF TODAY'S PRESENTATION.
  • 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:34.110
  • YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW THAT THE UNITED STATES
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:37.180
  • IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL ECONOMIC AND MILITARY NATIONS
  • 00:12:37.190 --> 00:12:40.240
  • IN HISTORY.
  • 00:12:40.250 --> 00:12:42.150
  • BUT HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF THE BIBLE HAS ANYTHING
  • 00:12:42.160 --> 00:12:45.150
  • TO SAY ABOUT THE U.S. IN BIBLE PROPHECY?
  • 00:12:45.160 --> 00:12:48.230
  • WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT IT DOES?
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:50.210
  • WOULD THAT SURPRISE YOU?
  • 00:12:50.220 --> 00:12:52.090
  • WELL, IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:12:52.100 --> 00:12:53.190
  • USING VIVID SYMBOLIC IMAGERY, THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:12:53.200 --> 00:12:57.100
  • DETAILS THE RISE OF AMERICA AND THE PROMINENT ROLE
  • 00:12:57.110 --> 00:13:00.230
  • THAT IT WILL PLAY IN THE LAST DAYS OF HUMAN HISTORY.
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:04.080
  • IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT
  • 00:13:04.090 --> 00:13:06.240
  • "AMAZING FACTS" WANTS TO SEND YOU A SPECIAL GIFT CALLED,
  • 00:13:06.250 --> 00:13:10.140
  • "THE USA IN BIBLE PROPHECY".
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:13.170
  • THIS SHORT BUT INSIGHTFUL STUDY GUIDE WILL ASTOUND YOU.
  • 00:13:13.180 --> 00:13:17.030
  • AS YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW THE BOOK OF REVELATION
  • 00:13:17.040 --> 00:13:19.250
  • PINPOINTS THE UNITED STATES AS A MAJOR PLAYER
  • 00:13:19.260 --> 00:13:23.040
  • IN THESE END TIME EVENTS
  • 00:13:23.050 --> 00:13:24.290
  • AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET READY FOR IT.
  • 00:13:25.000 --> 00:13:27.000
  • TO GET YOUR FREE COPY, CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN
  • 00:13:27.010 --> 00:13:30.000
  • AND ASK FOR OFFER 181.
  • 00:13:30.010 --> 00:13:32.140
  • OR VISIT THE WEB ADDRESS
  • 00:13:32.150 --> 00:13:34.070
  • AND AFTER YOU READ THIS INCREDIBLE RESOURCE
  • 00:13:34.080 --> 00:13:36.170
  • MAKE SURE AND SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND.
  • 00:13:36.180 --> 00:13:38.160
  • WELL, LET'S GET BACK TO THE REST OF TODAY'S PRESENTATION
  • 00:13:38.170 --> 00:13:41.080
  • AND LEARN SOME MORE AMAZING FACTS FROM THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:13:41.090 --> 00:13:44.100
  • -SO WHAT IS HIS END GAME?
  • 00:13:45.140 --> 00:13:47.260
  • WHAT IS IT THAT THE DEVIL IS ULTIMATELY SHOOTING FOR?
  • 00:13:47.270 --> 00:13:51.290
  • THIS IS WHERE I THINK IT GETS VERY INTERESTING: 2
  • 00:13:52.000 --> 00:13:55.000
  • THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 2, VERSE 3, "LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU BY
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:14:00.120
  • ANY MEANS; FOR THAT DAY" - TALKING ABOUT THE DAY OF THE
  • 00:14:00.130 --> 00:14:03.140
  • LORD AND TALKING ABOUT THE END OF TIME - "...THAT DAY WILL NOT
  • 00:14:03.150 --> 00:14:07.130
  • COME UNLESS THE FALLING AWAY COMES FIRST."
  • 00:14:07.140 --> 00:14:11.170
  • I WANT TO PARK RIGHT THERE. 'A FALLING AWAY' - DOES HE MEAN
  • 00:14:11.180 --> 00:14:14.140
  • A FALLING AWAY IN THE WORLD? NO, THE WORLD FELL WAY
  • 00:14:14.150 --> 00:14:16.110
  • BACK IN ADAM'S TIME. THE WORLD'S FALLEN.
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:18.240
  • IT'S TALKING ABOUT A FALLING AWAY WHERE?
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:20.220
  • -IN THE CHURCH. -IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:22.160
  • THAT DAY - THE DAY OF THE LORD - THE FINAL EVENTS, THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:24.190
  • GOING TO - IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN UNLESS THERE'S A FALLING
  • 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:26.180
  • AWAY FIRST. "AND THE MAN OF SIN IS REVEALED,
  • 00:14:26.190 --> 00:14:30.030
  • THE SON OF PERDITION, WHO OPPOSES AND EXALTS HIMSELF ABOVE
  • 00:14:30.040 --> 00:14:34.130
  • ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD OR THAT IS WORSHIPED," - HE OPPOSES
  • 00:14:34.140 --> 00:14:37.280
  • ALL OF GOD'S WORSHIP, WHY? - "SO THAT HE SITS AS GOD IN THE
  • 00:14:37.290 --> 00:14:42.210
  • TEMPLE OF GOD, SHOWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD."
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:46.280
  • DOES THE DEVIL HAVE A PROBLEM GOING TO CHURCH?
  • 00:14:46.290 --> 00:14:48.220
  • NO, HE WANTS TO GO TO CHURCH AND HE WANTS TO BE WORSHIPED.
  • 00:14:48.230 --> 00:14:52.090
  • THIS IS HIS END GAME. DANIEL 8:13, "THEN I HEARD A HOLY ONE
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:57.030
  • SPEAKING, AND ANOTHER HOLY ONE SAID TO THAT CERTAIN ONE WHO
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:59.210
  • WAS SPEAKING, 'HOW LONG WILL THE VISION BE, CONCERNING THE DAILY
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:03.020
  • SACRIFICES AND THE TRANSGRESSION OF DESOLATION, THE GIVING OF
  • 00:15:03.030 --> 00:15:06.170
  • BOTH THE SANCTUARY AND THE HOST TO BE TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT?'"
  • 00:15:06.180 --> 00:15:10.060
  • THIS IS THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION - THE DEVIL WANTS TO
  • 00:15:10.070 --> 00:15:12.250
  • TRAMPLE DOWN GOD'S PEOPLE AND HIS PLACE.
  • 00:15:12.260 --> 00:15:16.000
  • LOOK IN DANIEL 11, VERSE 45, "AND HE SHALL PLANT THE TENTS OF
  • 00:15:16.010 --> 00:15:19.240
  • HIS PALACE BETWEEN THE SEAS AND THE GLORIOUS HOLY MOUNTAIN;" -
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:24.040
  • HIS DESIRE IN THE LAST DAYS IS TO PLANT HIMSELF - TO BE
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:26.290
  • ENTHRONED IN THAT HOLY PLACE. YOU CAN ALSO READ IN MATTHEW
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:33.100
  • 24:15, JESUS WARNED US - AND THIS, BY THE WAY, IS CHRIST'S
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:37.110
  • WORDS TALKING ABOUT THE LAST DAYS: "THEREFORE WHEN YOU SEE
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:40.150
  • THE 'ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,' SPOKEN OF BY DANIEL THE PROPHET,
  • 00:15:40.160 --> 00:15:44.130
  • STANDING IN" - WHAT'S THE REST? "THE HOLY PLACE."
  • 00:15:44.140 --> 00:15:49.010
  • WHERE DOES THIS ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION WANT TO STAND?
  • 00:15:49.020 --> 00:15:52.070
  • IN THE HOLY PLACE. WHAT IS THAT HOLY PLACE?
  • 00:15:52.080 --> 00:15:55.180
  • IT'S THE PLACE WHERE THE BEING RESIDES, WHO WE WORSHIP.
  • 00:15:55.190 --> 00:16:01.290
  • THE DEVIL WANTS YOUR WORSHIP. WHY WOULD YOU DOUBT THAT?
  • 00:16:02.000 --> 00:16:06.120
  • WHAT'S THE WHOLE FINAL TEST ABOUT?
  • 00:16:06.130 --> 00:16:08.000
  • EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION: DO YOU WORSHIP
  • 00:16:08.010 --> 00:16:11.030
  • THE BEAST OR DO YOU HAVE THE SEAL OF GOD?
  • 00:16:11.040 --> 00:16:14.240
  • THE DEVIL WANTS TO BE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORSHIP OF THE
  • 00:16:14.250 --> 00:16:19.070
  • WORLD. HE WANTS GOD'S POSITION. THAT'S WHY HE TOLD JESUS, 'JUST
  • 00:16:19.080 --> 00:16:24.000
  • FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME AND I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU.'
  • 00:16:24.010 --> 00:16:28.080
  • GO TO MATTHEW 16. GO TO VERSE 13.
  • 00:16:28.090 --> 00:16:32.030
  • NOW THIS IS WHEN JESUS ASKS THAT BIG QUESTION TO THE APOSTLES:
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:38.030
  • HE SAYS, "...'WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I, THE SON OF MAN, AM?'
  • 00:16:38.040 --> 00:16:42.170
  • SO THEY SAID, 'SOME SAY JOHN THE BAPTIST, SOME ELIJAH, AND OTHERS
  • 00:16:42.180 --> 00:16:45.150
  • JEREMIAH OR ONE OF THE PROPHETS.'...'BUT WHO DO YOU SAY
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:47.260
  • THAT I AM?' SIMON PETER ANSWERED AND SAID,
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:51.120
  • 'YOU ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.' JESUS ANSWERED
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:55.040
  • AND SAID TO HIM, 'BLESSED ARE YOU, SIMON BAR JONAH, FOR FLESH
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:17:00.170
  • AND BLOOD HAS NOT REVEALED THIS TO YOU, BUT MY FATHER
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:03.130
  • WHO IS IN HEAVEN." SO PETER'S FEELING PRETTY GOOD.
  • 00:17:03.140 --> 00:17:06.160
  • JESUS IS SAYING, 'PETER, YOU HAVE JUST SPOKEN WITH
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:09.150
  • INSPIRATION. THE HOLY SPIRIT GAVE THAT TO YOU.
  • 00:17:09.160 --> 00:17:14.030
  • THIS COMES FROM THE FATHER. YOU HAVE BEEN USED BY THE FATHER
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:16.250
  • TO SPEAK WHAT YOU SPOKE.' AND PETER IS LOOKING AT THE OTHER
  • 00:17:16.260 --> 00:17:19.180
  • GUYS SAYING, 'GOD JUST SPOKE THROUGH ME, GUYS.
  • 00:17:19.190 --> 00:17:23.240
  • DID YOU CATCH THAT? THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID.
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:25.130
  • I SPOKE UP AND GOD SPOKE THROUGH ME.' AND SO PETER'S FEELING
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:29.050
  • PRETTY GOOD. NOW GO DOWN TO VERSE 22 - SAME
  • 00:17:29.060 --> 00:17:32.040
  • CHAPTER, SAME DAY, WITHIN 20 MINUTES.
  • 00:17:32.050 --> 00:17:37.200
  • JESUS THEN GOES ON, HE TELLS THE APOSTLES, 'I'VE GOT TO GO TO
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:41.030
  • JERUSALEM. I'M GOING TO BE BETRAYED.
  • 00:17:41.040 --> 00:17:43.020
  • I'LL BE CRUCIFIED, I'LL RISE THE THIRD DAY.' PETER TAKES JESUS
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:46.070
  • ASIDE, HE SAYS, 'LOOK, I'M ON A ROLL HERE.
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:47.240
  • I'M INSPIRED. I BETTER STRAIGHTEN OUT JESUS.'
  • 00:17:47.250 --> 00:17:49.230
  • HE TAKES JESUS, HE SAYS, 'LOOK, JESUS, THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.'
  • 00:17:49.240 --> 00:17:52.080
  • HE SAID, 'THIS IS NOT MEANT FOR YOU. FAR BE IT FROM YOU.' JESUS
  • 00:17:52.090 --> 00:17:55.170
  • TURNS TO PETER AND HE SAID, "GET BEHIND ME, SATAN!
  • 00:17:55.180 --> 00:17:59.280
  • YOU ARE AN OFFENSE TO ME, FOR YOU ARE NOT MINDFUL OF THE
  • 00:17:59.290 --> 00:18:03.020
  • THINGS OF GOD, BUT THE THINGS OF MEN."
  • 00:18:03.030 --> 00:18:05.100
  • ALRIGHT, AND THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT POINT, HOW MANY OF YOU
  • 00:18:05.110 --> 00:18:08.200
  • WOULD WANT TO GO TO CHURCH WHERE PETER WAS THE PASTOR?
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:13.140
  • YOU'RE NOT SO SURE BECAUSE HE, YOU KNOW, PETER, HE COULD - ONE
  • 00:18:13.150 --> 00:18:16.060
  • MINUTE HE SAYS, 'THOUGH ALL MEN FORSAKE YOU, I WILL NOT FORSAKE
  • 00:18:16.070 --> 00:18:18.180
  • YOU.' THEN HE SAYS, 'I DON'T KNOW HIM.
  • 00:18:18.190 --> 00:18:20.040
  • NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE.' PETER WAS - HE DID VACILLATE A LITTLE
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:23.160
  • BIT, BUT MY POINT, I HOPE, IS TAKEN THAT SOMETIMES WE CAN ALL
  • 00:18:23.170 --> 00:18:28.090
  • BE A LITTLE BIT LIKE PETER, WHERE ONE MINUTE THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:32.020
  • IS SPEAKING THROUGH US AND THE NEXT MOMENT WE'RE GROWLING LIKE
  • 00:18:32.030 --> 00:18:35.180
  • A WOLF AT OUR WIFE. ONE MOMENT WE'RE SPIRIT-FILLED -
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:41.200
  • WE LOVE THE LORD, WE'RE SINGING HIS PRAISE - THE NEXT MOMENT
  • 00:18:41.210 --> 00:18:43.240
  • WE'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF WOLF IN US AND THE DEVIL SNEAKS INTO
  • 00:18:43.250 --> 00:18:47.090
  • CHURCH THROUGH US - THROUGH ME. I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M
  • 00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:54.080
  • NOT POINTING THE FINGER. IT'S ALL OF US.
  • 00:18:54.090 --> 00:18:58.100
  • AND I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT A SOLUTION FOR THAT IN A LITTLE
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:19:00.290
  • BIT. THE BIBLE SAYS - ALRIGHT, YOU'VE
  • 00:19:01.000 --> 00:19:04.270
  • GOT IT CLEAR, THE DEVIL WANTS TO INHABIT THE HOLY PLACE.
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:07.120
  • IS THAT RIGHT? -TRUE.
  • 00:19:07.130 --> 00:19:08.270
  • -SO ARE THERE ANY HOLY PLACES IN THE WORLD TODAY?
  • 00:19:08.280 --> 00:19:13.190
  • AH, YOUR BODY. DON'T YOU KNOW YOUR BODY IS
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:16.100
  • A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT? ISN'T THAT RIGHT?
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:20.190
  • THE DEVIL IS NOT INTERESTED IN JUST RESISTING AS MUCH AS
  • 00:19:20.200 --> 00:19:26.290
  • INFILTRATION. HE'S NOT INTERESTED SO MUCH IN
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:32.150
  • HAUNTING HOUSES AS HAUNTING PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:35.050
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US JESUS SHARED A PARABLE, "TWO MEN WENT UP TO
  • 00:19:35.060 --> 00:19:39.060
  • THE TEMPLE TO PRAY," - THEY'RE BOTH GOING TO THE SAME CHURCH -
  • 00:19:39.070 --> 00:19:42.250
  • "ONE A PHARISEE AND THE OTHER A TAX COLLECTOR.
  • 00:19:42.260 --> 00:19:45.150
  • THE PHARISEE STOOD AND HE PRAYED THUS WITH HIMSELF," - I ALWAYS
  • 00:19:45.160 --> 00:19:48.120
  • THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY THE WAY THAT'S WORDED - "GOD, I THANK
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:50.250
  • YOU THAT I'M NOT LIKE OTHER MEN - EXTORTIONERS, UNJUST,
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:54.130
  • ADULTERERS OR EVEN AS THIS TAX COLLECTOR.
  • 00:19:54.140 --> 00:19:56.280
  • I FAST TWICE A WEEK; I GIVE TITHES OF ALL THAT I POSSESS."
  • 00:19:56.290 --> 00:20:00.080
  • AND HE BEGINS TO EXTOL ALL OF HIS GOOD DEEDS FOR GOD.
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:04.150
  • WHAT SPIRIT DID HE HAVE? IT'S PRIDE.
  • 00:20:04.160 --> 00:20:09.160
  • BUT THE PUBLICAN, WHO YOU NORMALLY - IF YOU SAW THESE TWO
  • 00:20:09.170 --> 00:20:12.230
  • GUYS WALKING TO CHURCH AND YOU SAY, 'WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT TO
  • 00:20:12.240 --> 00:20:14.160
  • MAKE AN ELDER?' I'D SAY, 'LOOK AT THE PHARISEE.
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:16.190
  • HE'S VERY RELIGIOUS - VERY CONSCIENTIOUS - HE KEEPS THE
  • 00:20:16.200 --> 00:20:21.050
  • LAW, PAYS TITHE, HE DOESN'T CHEAT ON HIS WIFE.' SURE, WE'D
  • 00:20:21.060 --> 00:20:26.030
  • WANT TO PUT HIM IN CHARGE OF THE CHURCH.
  • 00:20:26.040 --> 00:20:29.030
  • THAT'S WHY THE DISCIPLES VOTED THAT JUDAS WAS THE MOST LIKELY
  • 00:20:29.040 --> 00:20:31.180
  • TO SUCCEED. IF YOU LOOK IN THE APOSTLES
  • 00:20:31.190 --> 00:20:34.020
  • YEARBOOK, RIGHT NEXT TO JUDAS' PICTURE THEY SAID, 'MOST
  • 00:20:34.030 --> 00:20:36.200
  • LIKELY TO SUCCEED'. THEY WENT TO JESUS
  • 00:20:36.210 --> 00:20:40.260
  • AND SAID, 'LOOK. WE NEED A GOOD ACCOUNTANT.
  • 00:20:40.270 --> 00:20:42.190
  • THIS GUY IS GREAT. HE'S SMART, HE'S BRIGHT, HE'S
  • 00:20:42.200 --> 00:20:44.220
  • SHREWD - WE NEED HIM ON OUR TEAM.' SOMETIMES MAN LOOKS ON
  • 00:20:44.230 --> 00:20:48.100
  • THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE, GOD LOOKS ON THE HEART.
  • 00:20:48.110 --> 00:20:50.110
  • PHARISEE SAYS, 'LORD, I THANK THEE I'M NOT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE.'
  • 00:20:50.120 --> 00:20:53.210
  • WHAT WAS HIS PROBLEM? PRIDE. WHAT DISQUALIFIES YOU
  • 00:20:53.220 --> 00:20:57.290
  • TO BE USED OF GOD? YOU'RE NEVER MORE LIKE THE
  • 00:20:58.000 --> 00:21:01.060
  • DEVIL THAN WHEN YOU'RE PROUD. JESUS SAID WE NEED TO BE HUMBLE.
  • 00:21:01.070 --> 00:21:05.220
  • THE PUBLICAN, WHO YOU WOULD SAY, 'OH, PUBLIC TAX COLLECTOR, WE
  • 00:21:05.230 --> 00:21:08.200
  • DON'T WANT HIM.' HE BOWS HIS HEAD, HE SMITES ON HIS BREAST,
  • 00:21:08.210 --> 00:21:12.290
  • HE SAYS, 'LORD HAVE MERCY ON ME A SINNER.' AND THEN JESUS
  • 00:21:13.000 --> 00:21:15.240
  • CONCLUDES BY SAYING THE PUBLICAN IS THE ONE THAT GOES HOME WITH
  • 00:21:15.250 --> 00:21:19.050
  • GOD, FORGIVEN. THE PHARISEE, HE WAS SO FULL OF
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:23.210
  • HIMSELF, ON THE THRONE OF THE PHARISEE'S HEART IS
  • 00:21:23.220 --> 00:21:27.170
  • THE PHARISEE, NOT GOD. HE WAS WORSHIPING HIMSELF.
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:33.280
  • WE ALL HAVE A LITTLE OF BOTH INSIDE.
  • 00:21:33.290 --> 00:21:37.140
  • SO HOW DOES THE DEVIL COME TO CHURCH?
  • 00:21:37.150 --> 00:21:39.000
  • WELL, SOMETIMES HE COMES IN US. SO, WHEN WE COME TO CHURCH,
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:43.250
  • DO WE GO TO UPLIFT OUR OWN GOODNESS?
  • 00:21:43.260 --> 00:21:46.260
  • THE DEVIL LOVES WHEN WE DO THAT.
  • 00:21:46.270 --> 00:21:48.160
  • DO WE BECOME PREOCCUPIED WITH HOW OTHERS HAVE SLIGHTED US OR
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:51.200
  • THEY HAVE OFFENDED US OR THEY DON'T APPRECIATE US?
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:54.240
  • WE GET ENGAGED IN GOSSIP. WHEN WE'RE SINGING THE SONGS,
  • 00:21:54.250 --> 00:21:59.070
  • ARE OUR HEARTS INVOLVED IN SINGING? ARE WE WORSHIPING?
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:04.020
  • ARE WE MUMBLING THROUGH THE WORDS FROM MEMORY WHILE WE'RE
  • 00:22:04.030 --> 00:22:06.120
  • REALLY THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE?
  • 00:22:06.130 --> 00:22:09.220
  • SOMETIMES THE DEVIL CAN COME AND HE JUST DISTRACTS US FROM WHAT
  • 00:22:09.230 --> 00:22:13.040
  • GOD MIGHT WANT TO SAY. NOW, I TOLD YOU THAT WE ARE
  • 00:22:13.050 --> 00:22:16.190
  • TEMPLES, BUT THE BIBLE ALSO TELLS US THAT
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  • JESUS WAS A TEMPLE. JESUS SAID THAT.
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  • HAVE YOU READ IN JOHN 2, VERSE 19, "JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID TO
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  • THEM, 'DESTROY THIS TEMPLE, AND IN THREE DAYS I WILL RAISE IT
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  • UP.'" BUT HE WAS SPEAKING OF THE TEMPLE OF HIS BODY, IT SAYS IN
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  • VERSE 21. MORE THAN ANYTHING - MORE THAN
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  • COMING INTO OUR CHURCHES OR GETTING INTO OUR HEADS, WHAT THE
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  • DEVIL WANTED TO GET INTO WAS INTO CHRIST.
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  • ALL THROUGH HIS LIFE, THE DEVIL DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO MAKE
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  • CHRIST LOSE HIS COOL, LOSE HIS SANCTIFICATION, GET UPSET - TO
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  • SIN - AND THE TEMPLE OF CHRIST THE DEVIL COULDN'T GET IN.
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  • AND BECAUSE HE COULDN'T GET IN, HE DID EVERYTHING HE COULD IN
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  • ANGER TO DESTROY IT. IT'S LIKE BANK ROBBERS THAT GO
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  • TO A BANK AND THEY TRY TO GET IN THE VAULT AND THEY CAN'T BREAK
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  • INTO THE VAULT AND THEY'RE SO MAD, ON THEIR WAY OUT, THEY
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  • START SHOOTING THE PLACE UP BECAUSE THEY'RE INFURIATED THAT
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  • THEY CAN'T GET TO THAT WHICH THEY WANTED. LOOK AT WHAT THE
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  • DEVIL DID TO JESUS' BODY. HE TRIED TO GET JESUS TO LOSE
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  • HIS TEMPER; CHRIST WAS WHIPPED, HE WAS SPAT ON, HE WAS PUNCHED,
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  • HE WAS PIERCED, HE WAS CURSED. THE DEVIL THREW EVERYTHING HE
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  • COULD AT HIM TO TRY TO GET INSIDE AND HE COULDN'T.
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  • CHRIST SAID - IF YOU DOUBT ME - JOHN 14:30 - HE SAID, 'I CAN'T
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  • TALK WITH YOU NOW FOR THE RULER OF THIS WORLD IS COMING' - AND
  • 00:23:49.100 --> 00:23:52.150
  • CATCH THIS - 'HE HAS NOTHING IN ME.' 'HE HAS NO FOOTHOLD IN ME.
  • 00:23:52.160 --> 00:23:59.040
  • HE CAN'T GET INSIDE ME.' THE SOUL OF CHRIST WAS AN
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  • IMPREGNABLE FORTRESS. NOW, WHAT JESUS HAD HE OFFERS YOU.
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  • WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW THAT YOUR SOUL COULD BE PROTECTED?
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  • -AMEN. -DON'T YOU WANT TO HAVE A
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  • CHURCH WHERE WE'RE ALL LED OF THE SPIRIT?
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  • THE REASON PAUL WARNED US, HE SAID, 'IN THE LAST DAYS WOLVES
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:22.260
  • WILL RISE UP, NOT SPARING THE FLOCK.' I THINK WE'RE LIVING IN
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  • THOSE DAYS, NOT ONLY WITH ALL THE VARIOUS DOCTRINES OF DEVILS
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  • AND WINDS OF HERESY THAT ARE BLOWING AROUND, NOT JUST IN THE
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  • WORLD WITH GOOFY PASTORS THAT SAY THE DEVIL WANTS YOU TO KEEP
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  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. THERE'S ALL KINDS OF BIZARRE
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  • THEOLOGY OUT THERE BUT, EVEN WITHIN OUR OWN CHURCH THE WOLF
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  • NIBBLES ON THE EDGES AND TRIES TO GET IN.
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  • I HOPE ALL OF US ARE IN THE WORD, BECAUSE IT'S THE WORD OF
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  • GOD THAT IS GOING TO BE OUR FORTRESS.
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  • JESUS IS THE WORD, AMEN? -AMEN.
  • 00:24:53.100 --> 00:24:55.220
  • -HOW DO YOU GET RID OF DARKNESS?
  • 00:24:55.230 --> 00:24:58.100
  • YOU INTRODUCE THE LIGHT. IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO SAY, 'WELL,
  • 00:24:58.110 --> 00:25:02.250
  • WE GO TO CHURCH.' THE PEOPLE WHO CRUCIFIED JESUS WENT TO CHURCH.
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  • MATTER OF FACT, THEY WANTED HIS BODY TAKEN OFF THE CROSS SO THEY
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  • COULD HURRY HOME AND KEEP THE SABBATH.
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  • SO IT'S GOOD THAT YOU'RE A SABBATH KEEPER, BUT THAT BY
  • 00:25:12.090 --> 00:25:14.250
  • ITSELF DOESN'T SAVE US. WE NEED TO HAVE - OUR HEARTS AND
  • 00:25:14.260 --> 00:25:17.280
  • MINDS AND SOULS NEED TO BE THE ABIDING PLACE OF CHRIST.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT KEEPS THE WOLF AWAY? A GOOD SHEPHERD.
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  • AND, IF JESUS, AS THE BIBLE SAYS, IF HE IS THE SHEPHERD OF
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  • YOUR SOULS, THEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR.
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